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September 30, 2009

Counter-Moonbattery Alert: Fish Fry in Texas

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:53 PM


You have a right to be heard, especially when you play online American roulette and online casinos slots at, the site that takes its gambling slots players seriously and gives them tons of casino money!

Some states just keep reminding us that there is, in fact, hope. Here's a story from Tejas:

PASADENA, Texas - Authorities say a Houston-area woman who was burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them.
Police spokesman Vance Mitchell says the man reported on Saturday that the woman took the goldfish from his apartment.
Mitchell says the two argued earlier about some jewelry the man had given her but took back. She wanted the jewelry returned.
Officers who were dispatched to the woman's home arrived to find four fried goldfish on a plate. The woman said she already ate the other three.

Why is this a story worthy of coverage, dear readers? Because

Pasadena police say it's a civil matter and no charges will be filed.

Imagine, if you will, this story taking place in Seattle, NYC, or Heaven forbid, Berkeley. Our heroine, who was only expressing her emotions (a highly valued lib trait) at her Indian-giving spouse (the bastard), would have landed on death row, or at least gotten 3-5 years, for animal cruelty.

"Where is the Nanny State when I need her?"

Berkeley Signs UN Treaties

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

Unwilling to wait for the kakistocracy in DC to drag the entire country down to its level on unhinged moonbattery, Berkeley is signing United Nations treaties as if it were a sovereign country:

Berkeley became the first city in the United States, and possibly the world, to agree to international human rights treaties on Tuesday night, after the City Council approved a measure usually reserved for countries.
After a brief but spirited debate, the City Council voted unanimously to allow unpaid interns to report to the United Nations on how, or whether, Berkeley complies with treaties on civil liberties, racial discrimination and torture.

Uh oh, Berserkeley may be in for a sternly worded letter of reprimand from the UN:

The treaties contain high standards, and it is possible Berkeley does not meet those standards, backers of the plan said.
They have used as examples Berkeley's record on homelessness, achievement gaps in the public schools and John Yoo, the author of the Bush administration's justification for torture who teaches at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and lives in Berkeley.

If the goons in blue helmets ever start enforcing their absurd resolutions, Berkeley residents are advised to lock up their children — not that many people in their right minds would try to raise children in the Bay Area anyway.

Commenter WarEagle82 at Michelle Malkin has more news from Berkeley:

This just in! The Berkeley City Council, led by the magnificent yet humble Max Anderson, have voted to suspend the law of gravity and have voted that photons must stop behaving as both particles and waves. Gay whale shamans were present to give their blessings.
Film not available due to a sudden darkness that descended over the city after the vote.

Congratulations to Berkeley on its secession from America. Now if only San Francisco and Oakland would follow suit.

berkeley bum
A Berkeley resident says hi.

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.

Moonbats Figure Out How to Get Normal Americans to Respect Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

The plan is to wear shirts reading "Respect the President of the United States":


Funny, I didn't see any moonbats wearing these shirts before their Messiah's ascension.

An alternative plan would be for Comrade Obama to do something, anything, that warrants respect. But rather than wait for that to happen, his acolytes made up some T-shirts.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Drudge Wrong, Moonbat Media Screams

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

When Drudge ran this (via Political Lore Blog):

A local TV station that reported on Chicagoans NOT wanting the Olympics has been told NOT to run the report again, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT!
The Chicago Olympic Committee told FOX Chicago that its broadcast "would harm Chicago's chances" to be awarded the games.
The station's news director ordered staff to hold fire after the report aired once last Thursday morning, claims a source.

The Chicago Sun-Times triumphantly responded under the headline, DRUDGE WRONG ON WEB SITE REPORT:

Chicago 2016 spokesman Patrick Sandusky said he did speak to the Fox news outlet Thursday about possibly doing a follow-up story to the station's first piece after questions about the site arose, but he never demanded they stop reporting on the Web site.

Drudge you liar!

Comrade Obama must enjoy a mainstream media so anxious to do his bidding — just as Chicago's crooked Mayor Richard Daley must enjoy a POTUS so anxious to do his. You have to wonder who knows what in Chicago that would make Chairman Zero forsake his pressing duties and make a complete fool of himself by flying to Copenhagen to lobby on behalf of the infamously corrupt local political establishment that produced him.

What could Daley tell us about the Moonbat Messiah's rise to power?

On tips from Oaio and Varla.

ACORN Front Group Nailed for Vote Fraud in New York

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

One reason Comrade Obama and the ultra-left leadership in Congress have shown such open contempt for the consequences their extreme agenda will have at the polls is they have been counting on their foot soldiers in ACORN to tilt the balance with operations like this:

Dozens of forged and fraudulent absentee ballots from people registered to vote on the Working Families Party line were filed in the Sept. 15 primary elections in Troy [New York], the Times Union has learned.
Many of the questionable ballots were filed under the names of students and people who live in government-subsidized housing and other downtown areas. Still others were submitted on behalf of voters who were alleged to have signed the ballots earlier this month, but those people have not lived in New York state for at least a year, records show.
Documents at the county Board of Elections show the fraudulent ballots were handled by or prepared on behalf of various elected officials and leaders and operatives for the Democratic and Working Families parties.

As the Times Union doesn't bother to note:

The Working Families Party is not about working people or families and it isn't really a party. The WFP is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACORN. Bertha Lewis co-chair of the Working Families Party is the Executive Director of New York ACORN. New York ACORN leader, Steven Kest was the moving force in forming the party and WFP headquarters are located at the same address as ACORN's national and New York office at 88 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
WFP is essentially a money funnel which pays for an aggressive door to door canvas. Largely funded by unions, the WFP is ACORN's "political arm" in New York State. Candidates supported by the Working Families Party and issues supported by ACORN are both advocated on the door steps of target voter homes as they share one major voter canvas.

This would be the same ACORN Obama surreptitiously paid $800,000 for election services during the 2008 campaign.

In the aftermath of the O'Keefe/Giles videos, the Senate voted 83-7 to limit the torrent of taxpayer money flooding into ACORN's coffers. This means nothing. WFP is just one of literally hundreds of front groups ACORN hides behind.

Nothing short of a RICO investigation will rid the country of this rapidly metastasizing cancer. Good luck getting one past the Attorney General with the former Senator From ACORN residing in the White House. If our rulers would be brazen enough to kill an investigation into Black Panther goons intimidating voters at the polls, the odds of them digging up ACORN by the roots are nil. The same corrupt thugs indulging in the same crimes will continue to wallow in our money under different names.

With friends at the top, ACORN will survive.

Hat tip: Big Government, on a tip from Jay Guevara.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

Compliments of Sal.

Folsom Street Kiddy Fashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:52 AM

One more shot of last weekend's Folsom Street Fair in San Fransicko — work safe, yet still more disturbing than the others:


Small children have been seen at events like this in the past, sometimes wearing S&M fetish accessories:


Once homosexuality has been mainstreamed, sexualizing children could be the next frontier in the culture war.

On a tip from Andrew Cain.

Bette Midler's Village Is Missing Its Idiot

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:51 AM

One is forced to conclude that the dumber a celebrity is, the more likely she is to inform the public of her political opinions. Appearing as a guest on the Joy Behar's talk show, Bette Midler declared that she is "terrified" of Glenn Beck and accused him of fomenting genocide.

"If you look around at the rest of the world and what this kind of behavior has done, like in Rwanda, where the demagogues got on the radio and fomented all that hate between the Tutsis and the Hutus and the devastation that happened from that, I mean, it's terrifying," Midler said.
According to Midler, that's a possibility in the United States.

Midler labeled Glenn Beck's blend of patriotism and muckraking "hate speech." Would anyone be surprised if she had never watched or heard Glenn Beck outside of ... maybe... a few leftist-doctored clips on YouTube?

Good Advice for Bette, and Joy, and Megan Fox, and...

Right Wing Talk Show Hosts Daydreams About Obama's Assasination

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:36 AM

I guess this kind of hate-speech against the president should not surprise anyone these days.

Beck raises his fingers to signify a gun and mutters: “Bang bang.” He is referring to the possibility of Obama being assassinated. “Just a mysterious lone gunman lurking in the shadows of the capital,” he says in a wry, dreamy way.

Oops, my mistake. It wasn't Glenn Beck. It was Rush Limbaugh. No, wait, it wasn't Rush Limbaugh, it was Sean Hannity. No, wait, it was far-left homosexual author Gore Vidal who was daydreaming about Obama's assassination.

Vidal went on to say that the 2000 Election was a "coup d'etat," that Republicans are fascist racist thugs, and that the USA will soon be under a military dictatorship. Nothing you couldn't see in five minutes of browsing the Democratic Underground Message Board (DUMB), DailyKos, or Stormfront.

But can you imagine the outrage if Beck, Limbaugh, or Hannity had waxed "dreamily" about assassinating Obama?

WFB put Vidal in his place. He should have stayed there.

September 29, 2009

A Use for Football Stadiums in Changed America

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM

After our liberal rulers have banned all allegedly harmful foods and we are living on arugula and water, they may turn their attention to sports. Football, for example, frequently results in injuries. Worse, the sport is sexist; I've yet to see a woman play in the NFL, and a certain unretired quarterback has been ridiculed just for weeping like one. The emphasis on winning instead of whining is unhelpful in a country that stresses multilateral dialogue and social justice. Worst of all, people involved in football lean conservative.

But what to do with all those stadiums after the sport has been abolished? Here's an idea:

Via, on a tip from TED.

ObamaCare-Thumping Will Ferrell Exposed

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:56 PM

This video is hilarious beyond belief. Therefore, this being Tuesday, it bears re-posting for our dear weekday readers. For those who have seen it already: you're welcome.

Even if you've been spared from that ObamaCare-touting, sarcastic, pathletic faux-public-service ad pumped out by George Soros and his Marxist friends at, this little clip will hit home:

As Rush Limbaugh says, liberals have no sense of humor, especially when it comes to politics. Even when they try to be humorous, they either fall on their faces or are humbled with even more clever retorts from conservatives and libertarians.

Courtesy of that very clever chap at zoltarsees

Al Franken, the New Senator From ACORN

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:56 PM

Before he became our Community Organizer in Chief, Comrade Obama was known to some as "the Senator From ACORN" due to his extremely close ties to that nefarious organization. The dubious title now belongs to an equally dubious Senator, who took office after resorting to vote fraud more blatant than you will find in most banana republics. The lame comedian formerly known as Stuart Smalley probably received help from the same Friends of Obama who have proven themselves so consistently eager to assist in child prostitution, slave trafficking, and tax fraud.

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Last year, [ACORN] showered praise on Al Franken, endorsing his run for the U.S. Senate. Franken returned the esteem: "I'm thrilled and honored to receive this endorsement," he gushed in a press release. He added that he was "more motivated than ever to work with ACORN." …
ACORN is best-known for its massive voter-registration campaigns, which focus relentlessly on getting Democrats elected in targeted states. Here its record is appalling — and goes to the heart of our democratic electoral system.
In October 2008, ACORN announced triumphantly that it had registered about 1.3 million new voters in 18 battleground states, among them Minnesota. A few weeks later, however, the director of Project Vote — an ACORN affiliate — acknowledged to the New York Times that election officials had rejected about 400,000 of those, for reasons including duplicate registrations, incomplete forms and (in the Times' words) "fraudulent submissions from low-paid field workers trying to please their supervisors."
Nothing new here. ACORN's registration drives "routinely produce fraudulent registrations," according to a staff report released in July 2009 by the ranking Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The report describes ACORN as "a criminal conspiracy" and details violations ranging from unpaid taxes to a million-dollar embezzlement and cover-up. "To date," the report says, "nearly 70 ACORN employees have been convicted in 12 states for voter-registration fraud." …
Here in Minnesota, ACORN has boasted of playing a major role in the 2008 elections. It claims to have registered 43,000 new voters, which it describes as 75 percent of the state's new registrations. Franken's margin of victory in the Senate race was razor-thin: 312 votes out of about 3 million cast. And Minnesota's laws on proof of voter eligibility are notoriously loose. Did ACORN folks pull some fast ones to help get their favorite son Franken elected — a win that handed Democrats the 60-vote, veto-proof majority that they needed to enact their liberal agenda?
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie assures us that Minnesota's system of voter verification protects electoral integrity.
But here's an uncomfortable fact: Ritchie himself was endorsed by the now-notorious ACORN and elected with its help.

Now that James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles have managed to push ACORN's corruption past the liberal establishment media's blockade, Franken has formally voted to throw ACORN under the bus — knowing that it will reemerge under a different name in plenty of time to help him steal his seat again in 2014.

With ACORN's help, this passes for a Senator.

Hat tip: The Reaganite Republican.

Hollywood Charm

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:07 PM

Tinseltown skank Megan Fox's problems go beyond having mutant thumbs — and even beyond a case of moonbattery so advanced that she would wish death on "all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America." Via MovieFill:


If she doesn't want to flush, maybe she should just go in the woods like Drew Barrymore.

On a tip from avalon.

ACORN Founder Seems Bummed About Failed Plot to Kill Republicans

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:52 AM

When ACORN founder Wayne Rathke found out that the FBI had foiled a plot to murder delegates to the 2008 Republican convention, he was disappointed that the plot had been foiled by an informant.

On his blog, Rathke wrote that it's "one thing to disagree, but it’s a whole different thing to rat on folks.”

Yeah, Wade, a real bummer that some gusano had to infiltrate the plot and inform the FBI. But if you really want that tenured professorship at the University of Illinois, you can't just be sympathetic to domestic terrorism. You've got to have some skin in the game, baby!

Hat Tip: Matthew Vadum (Note: This link is safer and more interesting than the link to Rathke's blog).

Cap and Trade Will Spread the Wealth Around

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:17 AM

Obama famously told Joe the Plumber he wanted to "spread the wealth around." Now, we know what he meant by that.

According to the Institute for Energy Research, the Cap and Trade bill currently before the Senate would redistribute $14 Billion from the bottom 80% of income earners to the top 20% of income earners.

The Waxman-Markey bill distributes roughly $778 billion in free emission allowances to various politically favored industries and others between 2012 and 2020, at the direct expense of non-favored industries and U.S. consumers. The ultimate impact of this giveaway of emission allowances is to transform the already regressive gross burden of a cap-and-trade system into a highly regressive federal climate policy that effectively redistributes tens of billions of dollars per year from low- and middle-income households to high-income shareholders.

Translation, the bill is set up to increase taxes on the middle-class and transfer those taxes to politically-connected industries.

Also, we recently learned that under Obama, all income levels are declining, but the middle-class is hardest hit. And Obama proposes to transfer even more middle-class wealth to the upper quintile under Cap and Trade.

BTW, in the Least Believable Lie of the Week, John Kerry claims he has no idea what the expression "Cap and Trade" means. He claims the phrase confuses Americans, so he wants his Cap and Trade bill renamed a "Pollution Reduction" bill. The Democrats used a similar line when they voted against posting the contents of the Health Care Bill online so Americans could read it before they voted on it. They said it would "confuse" people. In both cases, what they actually meant was... people were figuring out what they were up to and didn't like it.

If Only Roman Polanski Were a Catholic Priest

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:48 AM

The elite Hollywood left and the elite Euro-left are still rushing to defend rapist pedophile Roman Polanski.

Washed up Hollywood actress Debra Winger speaks for most of the Hollywood elite when she calls those who want Polanski to face justice "Philistines." (I wonder who helped her look up that word.) Dippie leftist Whoopi Goldberg doesn't think drugging and sodomizing a thirteen year old girl really counts as rape. (I suggest that if any of you have a middle-school dance in need of a chaperone, you probably shouldn't ask Whoopi Goldberg.)

As for the Euro-Elites, the French Foreign Minister and Culture Minister were appalled at the desire to prosecute this child rapist, "A scary America that has just shown its face," said the snots. Time Magazine quotes an American ex-pat living in Paris, who vividly illustrated the attitude that led so many of our ancestors to flee the cesspool of Europe.

The French view Polanski as an artist and celebrity and feel he deserves a different kind of treatment than ordinary people, which just isn't an option in the U.S.," says Ted Stanger, an author and longtime resident of France who has written extensively on the differing public views and attitudes across the Atlantic.

Too bad we Americans have this quaint idea that it's not okay for a forty-four year old man to drug and sodomize a thirteen year old girl, even if you are an "artist and celebrity."

To the left, elites are exempt from the rules of lesser mortals provided their politics are sufficiently "progressive." Ted Kennedy got drunk and killed a woman. Che Guevara was a mass murderer. Mumia Abu-Jamal is an unrepentant cop-killer. Bill Ayers is an unrepentant domestic terrorist. All of these people are heroes to the left because they have been absolved by virtue of their politics.

The other reason is because there is sex involved. The left has a simplistic view of sex; it's always a good thing, and any inhibitions against sex are always bad things. The only time sex is a bad thing to the left is when a Christian or a Republican gets caught doing it.

Update: Woody Allen has signed a petition demanding release for Polanski. His wife-daughter hasn't, though.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

Compliments of Sal.

Moonbats Pray to Their Absurd Little God

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Apparently the need to worship is innate. By turning against God, liberals have forced themselves to create their own false substitute. An alarming glimpse at one of their religious services:

"Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Obamunism goes beyond depravity into full-fledged blasphemy.

Via, on tips from The MaryHunter, Tony I, and Bob S.

Ghouls Sell Aborted Babies for Parts

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

You can make big money in abortion. Not only do women pay handsomely to have their inconvenient children killed, sometimes repeatedly, but Big Government shovels mountains of taxpayer money at the abortion industry, and under ObamaCare will soon shovel mountains more. Plus, you can sell body parts from the babies you kill.

Testimony from an employee of Anatomic Gift Foundation and Opening Lines, companies involved in selling parts from aborted fetuses:

QUESTION: Do you think the doctor ever altered the procedures to get you the type of specimens you needed for that day?
ANSWER: Yes, every day. When we would go in to do procedures, the doctor would come in, along with his nurse, and they would want to see the list of what we were going to procure and what we needed. Then he would basically get us the most complete, intact specimen that he could get us. And what I mean by that is that all the limbs, the arms, the head, the chest cavity, were never invaded. They were all completely intact. Sometimes if the fetus was — appeared to be dead, but when you opened up the chest cavity you do see the heart beating, but they'll be no arms or legs moving.
QUESTION: So they were intentionally altering their type of procedure to give you an intact specimen, even if that meant giving you a live specimen?
ANSWER: That's correct. Just so we could sell better tissue and more tissue out. So that our company would make more money. And at the end of the year, they would actually give the clinic back more money since we got good specimens.

Check out this price list from Opening Lines:

Unprocessed Specimen (>8 weeks) $70
Unprocessed Specimen (≤ 8 weeks) $50
Livers (≤ 8 weeks) 30% discount if significantly fragmented $150
Livers (> 8 weeks) 30% discount if significantly fragmented $125
Spleens (≤ 8 weeks) $75
Spleens (> 8 weeks) $50
Pancreas (≤ 8 weeks) $100
Pancreas (> 8 weeks) $75
Thymus (≤ 8 weeks) $100
Thymus (> 8 Weeks) $75
Intestines & Mesentery $50
Mesentery (≤ 8 weeks) $125
Mesentery (> 8 weeks) $100
Kidney with/without adrenal (≤ 8 weeks) $125
Kidney with/without adrenal (> 8 weeks) $100
Limbs (at least 2) $150
Brain (≤ 8 weeks) 30% discount if significantly fragmented $999
Brain (> 8 weeks) 30% discount if significantly fragmented $150
Pituitary Gland (8 weeks) $300
Bone Marrow (≤ 8 weeks) $350
Bone Marrow (> 8 weeks) $250
Ears (≤ 8 weeks) $75
Ears (> 8 weeks) $50
Eyes (≤ 8 weeks) $75
Eyes (> 8 weeks) $50
Skin (> 12 weeks) $100
Lungs & Heart Block $150
Intact Embryonic Cadaver (≤ 8 weeks) $400
Intact Embryonic Cadaver (> 8 weeks) $600
Intact Calvarium $125
Intact Truck (with/without limbs) $500
Gonads $550
Cord Blood (Snap Frozen LN) $125 2
Spinal Column $150
Spinal Cord $325

The list is a little dated; no doubt prices are higher now. The price of a soul under liberalism remains the same: cheap.

There's gold in them thar unborn children.

Hat tips: The Blogprof, HotMES, Sundries Shack.

Some Uncomfortable Truths About Hope and Change

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:29 AM

Proving once again that not all gays are moonbats, Gay Patriot lists some inconvenient truths about the Obama administration's record so far in office.

  • More than one-third of all US casualties in Afghanistan have happened since Obama took the oath of office (Oct 2001 to Dec 2008 versus Jan-Sept 2009) (Yet, Dear Reader jets off to Copenhagen to avoid the difficult choice between withdrawing or sending needed reinforcements while snubbing the commander in the field)
  • Job losses in the USA have gone up significantly SINCE Obama signed his “stimulus package,” however, UPDATE from USA TODAY: Federal government employment has increased by more than 25,000 employees, or 1.3%, since December 2008
  • Dick Cheney is more progressive on gay marriage than Obama is.
  • Obama is responsible for more government spending than all of his previous Presidents’ spending combined
  • The only political violence in 2009 has come from left-wing radicals, not conservatives

And the list goes on. I'd like to add a couple more...

  • Obama's Department of Justice is now an arm of the Democrat’s political operations, dropping charges against allies (Black Panthers, Bill Richardson) while conducting politically-motivated investigations of the prior administration. He has also fired or threatened to fire Inspectors General who expose the corruption of his cronies.
  • Despite claims of moderation and centrism, the president has surrounded himself with advisers - Van Jones, Cass Susstein, John Holdren, Mark Lloyd - from the extreme fringe of the left, and has pursued or enacted exactly zero policies based on free market principles.

Empire State Building to Honor History's Greatest Mass Murderers

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:01 AM

It has become customary for the Empire State Building to be lit up in various colored lights in honor of certain special occasions: red and green for Christmas; red,white, and blue for the 4th of July; green for Muslim holidays; and subtle lavendar and pink when a Tom Cruise movie opens. So, it comes as little surprise that the iconic structure will be lit in bright red, white, and black in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany.

Just kidding. The owners of the Empire State Building would never honor the Nazis in such a way. The Nazis only killed about 6,000,000 people. Pikers like that don't deserve the honor. Now, the Red Chinese, on the other hand, killed somewhere between 45,000,000 and 70,000,000 people... minimum... in order to build their utopian socialist worker's paradise. That's clearly a more impressive feat of mass murder, so they deserve the honor of an Empire State Building light display.

Admirers of Communist China include left-wing New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and radical Marxist President B. Hussein Obama.

Ann Coulter Cuts to the Chase

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:09 AM

Nice Deb has turned up yet another video of public schoolchildren being indoctrinated to worship The One, Kim Jong-Il style. (Do you wonder how often this happens at public schools and doesn't get uploaded to YouTube? The ones we see have to be the tip of the iceberg.)

Leftists are saying it's no big deal that children are being taught to sing and chant praises to The One; after all, he is the Obamassiah. And they're sure something vaguely similar happened when Bush was president. But why do the lefties find it necessary to go after children?

Conservatism requires thought, reason, and ability to analyze; and some accurate knowledge of history is also helpful. Liberal progressive fascist statism requires only the ability to chant mindless slogans ("Yes, we can!") and vacuous platitudes that make you feel good. ("Everyone should have the right to health care.") The difference between liberal progressive fascist statism and commonsense conservatism is the difference between "Yea! Free health care from the government!" and "Given an understanding of the past failures of large government social programs, economic realities, and the intrusiveness a system of government managed health care would entail, government managed health care will probably be more expensive and less effective than the existing system."

Obviously, the liberal strategy is to get kids, and those who think like kids, chanting slogans and not thinking in terms of economics, history, or logic. But Ann Coulter puts it much more succinctly.

The feline synonym that starts with "p" sums up liberal progressive statists pretty well.

BTW: The public schools are the education version of the health care public option. How are they doing?

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Porn Fixation at NSF

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:05 AM

Ever wonder what those high-paid executives in tax-funded national foundations are doing with all of their time? If you thought "jerking off", you could be right. There's been an ongoing investigation at the National Science Foundation that has uncovered rampant employee misconduct at this prestigious independent scientific foundation, funded to the tune of over $6 billion annually. The Washington Times reports that investigations of such sticky misconduct cases increased six fold last year.

For instance, one senior executive spent at least 331 days looking at pornography on his government computer and chatting online with nude or partially clad women without being detected, the records show.

When finally caught, the NSF official retired. He even offered, among other explanations, a humanitarian defense, suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women. Investigators put the cost to taxpayers of the senior official's porn surfing at between $13,800 and about $58,000.
"He explained that these young women are from poor countries and need to make money to help their parents and this site helps them do that," investigators wrote in a memo.

Maybe the Third World's economic woes could be solved if more government-funded entities would actually mandate porn surfing of its employees. What a way to feel good about your charity work?

The NSF: I'll Show You My Science If You Show Me Yours.

September 28, 2009

Andrew Klavan on Racism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

Remember, even celebrities deserve to be evaluated as individuals.

On a tip from TED.

Another Look Back on 9/12

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 PM

It's far too soon to stop enjoying videos inspired by the triumphantly successful Tea Parties on 9/12:

Momentum is still building. Make your plans for Operation Can You Hear Us Now on October 17.

On a tip from kurci and Bill T.

Obambi AWOL

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 PM


Maybe letting a community activist play President wasn't such a good idea after all.

On a tip from TED.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:13 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Here's One for Dr. Laura

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:08 PM

Really, there's not much I can add to this, but this does seem to be the kind of dilemma you are not likely to have if you lead a normal, healthy lifestyle.

Dear Professor Foxy,
I am a queer feminist cis woman in my early twenties, in a long-term cohabiting relationship with a male queer partner in his early twenties. Thanks to the recession, we have had a lot of financial trouble over the past two years. Due to the criminally low hours at his day job, my partner applied to be a male escort at a small local agency.
His clients are all male and mostly in the closet. He is very popular, mainly because of his boyish looks, his youth, and he's a bottom. He's been an escort for a couple weeks now. We are both all about sex workers' rights and are very sex-positive, so it has nothing to do with that. I am trying my best to be supportive
These are his first same-sex experiences. He doesn't enjoy them. ... I don't want him to feel negatively about himself because of the social stigmas surrounding bisexual men and/or sex workers. But whenever I open up about my anxieties regarding his job, it really upsets him. How can I help support him but also be honest about my fear? And how can I open up a dialogue about his feelings regarding his sexuality
Please help, -- Anxious Partner

Y'know... normal people, when they have financial challenges, reach out to their families, their churches, their communities. It's just not healthy for commercialized sex to be an option. And dressing it up in politically correct psychobabble ("queer feminist cis" "sex-positve") doesn't change the fact that whoring yourself is not a physically, emotionally, or spiritually healthy pursuit.


Real prostitution may be less glamorous than the Hollywood version.

New York Waste of Times: "We Covered Up ACORN's Lies Because We Didn't Want to Make Them Look Like Liars"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:31 AM

The "Public Editor" of the New York (Waste of) Times has an explanation for their failure to report in a timely and accurate manner on ACORN's facilitation of tax fraud, immigration fraud, and child prostitution. First of all, he says it was no big deal that an organization that gets millions of dollars in taxpayer funding --- and was where Chairman Zero earned his community organizer street cred --- was involved in criminal activity. Second, they were afraid of making the criminals look bad.

The Times quoted a statement by Bertha Lewis, Acorn’s chief executive, saying that the two activists, James O’Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, spent months visiting Acorn offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia before getting the responses they wanted. But the article left out one city Lewis cited: New York [link]. Between the time of her statement and the publication of the article, a new video surfaced, featuring an Acorn worker in Brooklyn advising Giles to bury money from prostitution in a tin.
Some readers saw a deliberate effort by the paper to help Lewis out of a tight spot. Scott Shane, the reporter, said he had been unable to reach Lewis and felt that including New York among the cities she mentioned would have implied unfairly that she was lying, something for which he had no evidence.

No evidence except for the fact that she was lying. A reporter that wasn't out to protect ACORN might have noted the discrepancy and added that ACORN had not responded to requests for clarification.

But that might have required even more grudging acknowledgment that Glenn Beck scooped them.

Hat Tip: Patterico

Spider Salley: All of White America Hates Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

It's a start: talk show host and former NBA player Spider Salley declares that "all of white America" hates Chairman Zero.

Gateway Pundit has a few theories as to why that might be:

Maybe the fact that the economy is a disaster, the unemployment rate is skyrocketing, and the national debt is three times what it was last year has something to do with Obama's slide. Or, maybe it's his foreign policy that protects killers and tyrants and punishes allies that's the problem.
Then again, maybe it's just racism.

However, what Salley perceives is not hatred but anger, and it's not just directed by whites at Comrade Obama, but by the majority of the country at the liberal elite oligarchy BHO represents. According to Rasmussen:

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters nationwide say they're at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. Thirty-six percent (36%) are Very Angry.

Congresscritters now practice the least favorably regarded profession in the country, beating out lawyers, pimps, and even establishment journalists. Their approval rating stands at 16% — just above Charles Manson's.

Louis XVI knew exactly how our moonbat kakistocracy must feel, assuming it has any awareness at all of the mood in the country it rules. It will take more than Salley's pathetic race card to keep the villagers from storming the castle.

On tips from BURNING HOT and J.

In Canada, an Underground Railroad for Health Care

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:31 AM

You know how I can tell the Single-Payer Health Care System in Canada is gay? Because entrepreneurs have set up businesses to help people get speedy health care they can't get under the Canadian system.

Timely Medical Alternatives help unfortunate Canucks get out of the country to get the health care they are taxed for, but can not access in a timely manner.

Our organization was formed in 2003 to help Canadians from coast to coast, to "Leave the queue" and take personal responsibility for their own private medical services.. Since then we have helped hundreds of Canadians obtain second medical opinions, MRI's / CT scans / PET scans (within days) and surgery (within weeks). We have helped our clients to regain their mobility, to get relief from chronic pain, to get diagnoses of illnesses and we have, in some cases, helped to save the lives of a number of our fellow Canadians.

Why are people willing to pay big bucks to get health care their government supposedly provides for "free?" This is why:

Enjoy it while it lasts, baconbacks

Conservatives don't oppose single payer health care because we want sick people to suffer. We oppose it because it doesn't freakin' work.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

This Is Your Town on Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

San Francisco was part of America once. But then the moonbats took it over.

A few scenes from yesterday's Folsom Street Fair:





You're welcome for censoring the grungy naked behinds; the San Franfreakshow Comical didn't bother.

If you would prefer that the rest of the country doesn't end up looking like this, you too could be an intolerant homophobe.

On tips from Oiao and Nathaniel M.

In Moonbatchusetts, a Fiendish Plot to Create Socialized DayCare

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:16 AM

In Massachusetts, bureaucrats have relabeled babysitters as "educators," and are attempting to bury them in state mandated paperwork.

Written progress reports must be issued every three to six months that track the cognitive, social, emotional, language, motor and life skill developments of infants and preschoolers.
Day-care providers must “assist” with toothbrushing after all meals, or for any children on site for four hours or more.
Nannies must devise a “curriculum” that provides “evidence that programs provide specific, planned learning experiences” and that supports “school-readiness.”

Requiring babysitters to file this paperwork, and pursuing legal action against any who fail to file it to a bureaucrat's satisfaction will drive most of them out of business, thus creating a "DayCare" crisis which will require the formation of state-run DayCare centers, thus growing the bureaucracy, dimishing parental choice, and ultimately requiring tax increases to pay for a state service that previously was provided by private individuals.

The silver lining might be that some parents may decide they are better off raising their own children at home instead of subcontracting the most important task in a human being's life to complete strangers.

Trust bureaucrats to teach preschoolers the important things

Big Government, Unions Go After Michigan Babysitters

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

There is a reason Michigan is crumbling toward Third World economic status: the state has been run into the ground by the same sort of fanatically pro-union authoritarian liberals that now control the federal government. In the latest outrage, a woman could face jail time for volunteering to watch her neighbors' kids, apparently because this is seen by the authorities as a threat to the unionization of babysitters.

I only wish I were kidding:

A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors' children.
Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes.
The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors' kids, or face the consequences.
"It's ridiculous." says Snyder. "We are friends helping friends!" She added that she accepts no money for babysitting. …
A DHS spokesperson would not comment on the specifics of the case but says they have no choice but to comply with state law, which is designed to protect Michigan children.

If the boot heel being ground into your face isn't intended to save the polar bears, then it must be to protect the children.

Ms. Snyder could have saved herself some grief by succumbing to a union before agreeing to do any favors for her neighbors. Via The Blogprof, here's some background on how Michigan Democrats have been forcing even babysitters to unionize and cough up dues that will then be used to elect more Democrats.

When Comrade Obama rams through card check as promised, the entire country will share Michigan's dismal fate.

Hat tip: The Blogprof. On a tip from Greg.

Obama as Viewed by the World's Largest Democracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

Electing an unqualified ultra-left punk on the basis of his skin color, Muslim name, and ability to keep a straight face while reading outrageous lies off a teleprompter has been a disaster in all other respects, but at least the rest of the world loves and respects us now that we've abandoned the concept of acting in our own interest, and have embarked on a policy of "engagement" with our enemies. That is, the rest of the world, with the exception of our friends. Here's the view from India:

He may not relish the comparison but it is now becoming increasingly obvious that Mr Barack Obama is the most hostile American President for India since Richard Nixon. In the eight months he has been in office, Mr Obama has snubbed India more than once. He has sent repeated signals that New Delhi is not integral to his Asian security architecture. Partly as a result of his country's economic crisis, he has bent over backwards to accommodate China. His open advocacy of protectionism has been most visibly targeted at outsourcing of technology jobs to India. He headlined anti-trade legislation by saying it would punish those who created jobs in Bangalore rather than Buffalo, a special mention that was extraordinarily impolitic and did not go unnoticed in India. In contrast, the tariff war against Chinese tyres has not been posited in such stark bilateral terms. This past week, the Obama team reversed a decade of American nuclear pragmatism and went back to an outdated non-proliferation agenda that should have died, really, in the 1990s. Once more, India has been asked to give up its nuclear weapons and sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a second-tier power. Most alarmingly, Mr Obama has swung wildly on Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak). At various points his diplomats and Generals have said different things. Yet, in all this the overarching political message has been missing.
There has been a remarkable absence of clarity on Mr Obama's strategic goals. In the early months, it was easy to pretend he was making up his mind. Now, it would seem he has no mind. …
Given the intensely and admirably egalitarian nature of the United States presidential election process, it has always been a theoretical possibility that the country will send to the White House a person inexperienced in global affairs and unequal to the international situation before him. Often this has not been the case, and incumbents have risen to the job. Sixty years ago, Harry S Truman had limited first-hand knowledge of great power bargaining but turned out to be farsighted enough to anticipate the Cold War. Mr Obama is the antithesis of this phenomenon. He is completely out of his depth and will probably leave behind a dangerous and unsure legacy. India could have done without this neophyte.

So could America and the rest of our allies.

Compliments of The and Rich P.

On a tip from Byron.

Megan Fox's Thumbs as a Window to Her Soul

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

It doesn't matter that actress Megan Fox is an obnoxious, bigoted moonbat who called for the death of "all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America."

What matters is that at this stage of her life, Megan is regarded as sexy. But if it's useless to argue that the liberal elite ideology she espouses is despicable, maybe there's a point to observing that she has thumbs like big toes:

megan-fox-2.jpg  megan-fox-1.jpg

Her mind may be beyond hope, but doesn't Hollyweird have plastic surgeons that do thumbs? Also, someone needs to tell her about Kleenex.

On a tip from John L.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

Via Iowahawk. Hat tip: Maggie's Farm.

Punk Pilloried for Burning Flag

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

Even in the era of Hopey Change, justice sometimes prevails — as when a drunken punk was duct-taped to a flag pole for six hours for setting fire to Old Glory outside a VFW hall in Valley Falls, New York.

Post Commander Nick Normile hunted down the vandal and gave him several options, the least unappealing of which was to sit duct-taped to the pole wearing a sign describing his crime. Thanks to a youth soccer picnic, a long parade of children bore witness to his disgrace.

A lesson for moonbats: if you're going to burn a flag, do it on a college campus with your liberal professors smiling on; don't do it at a VFW hall.

Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Ace of Spades HQ. On tips from BURNING HOT and Ron C.

Chairman Zero Refuses Pensions for World War II Veterans

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:15 AM

Can you imagine if Chairman Zero had been president during World War II? Can you imagine him going on the radio (or television, which VP Plugs Biden believes was a widely used medium of the era) the day after Pearl Harbor and proclaiming, "I am not interested in victory."

Chairman Zero has expressed his contempt for soldiers and veterans in ways both subtle in gross. He was the first president in modern history to snub the Heroes' Ball on Inauguration Day. He has accused troops in Iraq and Afghanistan of indiscriminately bombing civilians. He is ignoring the requests of his top general for more troops in Afghanistan. His cuts to the defense budget include eliminating vitally needed combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters to find and evacuate lost and wounded soldiers.

And not content to merely let the troops in Afghanistan die while he plays rounds of golf and flies to Copenhagen to shill for the Olympics, Chairman Zero has decided to deny pensions to 26 veterans of World War II.

In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining its priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration today said it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard.

I think the problem is that these veterans were defending Alaska, which is not only full of people bitterly clinging to their guns and Bibles, but is also the state that elected Sarah Palin governor. For the petty, vindictive tinpot in the Oval Office, this means they deserve to be punished.

Obamunist Doubletalk Glossary

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

For those having difficulty making sense of Obamunist doubletalk, Bob Maistros offers a helpful glossary. Be sure to have it on hand next time you try to sit through a speech by Dear Leader.

Action (as in "now is the time for action") — big government.
Balanced and sustained (as in "chart a course for growth that is balanced and sustained") — involving more big government.
Choice — the opportunity to select big government.
Competition — we choose who wins.
Compromise — accepting my position after I give a big speech.
Cost savings — $900 billion in new spending.
Create or save (as in "create or save 4 million jobs") — destroy or lose, as in 2 million jobs.
Engagement — a combination of unilateral concessions and America-bashing abroad.
Fact (as in, "these are the facts" or "to state a fact") — my opinion.
Honest debate — agreeing with me.
Incorporate (as in "incorporate ideas from Republicans") — include in the early stages of a proposal and then have Pelosi and Reid drop like a hot potato behind closed doors in the final version.
Irresponsible (as in "irresponsible behavior") — constitutionally protected.
Misinformation — facts, when presented by our opponents.
Neutrality (as in "net neutrality") — favoring one side in a dispute, especially when that side has supported your campaign and provided a senior White House staff member.
Necessary (as in "necessary war") — not really that necessary, at least when it comes to backing up your words with required manpower and funding and standing up to your liberal base.
Negotiations without preconditions — the position I took vis-à-vis our enemies during the campaign, then denied taking, but am now trying to force on the Israelis.
Nobody (as in "nobody disputes [these facts]") — no liberals or members of the mainstream media.
Non-profit (as in proposals to establish tax-favored, non-profit status for failing newspapers) — making official a condition that has existed unofficially for years.
Nothing (as in "nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have") — everything.
Plan (as in, "the [health-care] plan I am announcing tonight") — a really good speech.
Respect (as in, "respects the rights of the Israelis and Palestinians" or "the Iranians and North Koreans") — overrun (Israelis) or elevate beyond reason with no expectation of reciprocity (everyone else).
Responsibility (as in the "responsibility" to buy health insurance or America's "responsibility" to confront global warming) — big government telling people or nations things they have to do. (See "Action" above.)
Scare tactics — see "Misinformation" above.
Security (as in "stability and security" in health care or "true security for all Israelis") — you're toast.
Stand by our friends — desert our friends in order to "engage" with our enemies. (See "Engagement" above.)

If you can't find the term you'd like to translate, use this handy rule of thumb: Obamunist doubletalk almost always means the precise opposite of what it pretends to mean.


On a tip from mega.

Here Comes Amnesty Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

Under Obamunism, all animals are equal, but those who can be counted on to vote for Democrats are more equal. Among the most equal are illegal aliens. If you aren't furious yet, watch this:

Compliments of Oiao.

Closing In on a Global Warming Consensus

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

Maybe we're moving toward a consensus on global warming after all. So far 31,478 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhDs, have signed the following petition:


Kudos to the scientists who have risked their careers by standing up to the establishment in defense of reality and the scientific method. We need more of them. It's not too late to prevent socialist bureaucrats from plunging the world into a severe depression in the name of this farce.

On a tip from RICH.

Academics: Education Cures Mexican Drinking Genes

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

If you're Mexican-American and have a drinking problem, don't blame yourself; a recent study has discovered that it's the fault of your genes. But even if you can't do anything about your own behavior, society can — with more education, which counteracts the effect of the genes. Needless to say, the study was produced by the education establishment.

As you don't need to be a university researcher to guess, drunks tend to attain lower education levels. More surprisingly, the authors conclude that "less education lead to alcoholism rather than alcoholism lead to less education [sic]."

Maybe if Big Government just spent a few $100 billion more on education, we could cure the problem of Mexican drinking genes.

Conversely, spending a few $100 billion less could be a cure for the mountains of race-obsessed moonbattery that keep piling up around us. But academics don't seem interested in researching this possibility.

The price of insufficient education funding.

On a tip from Barb O.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:50 AM

Last week at the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama resigned the United States from it's role as "Leader of the Free World." Which nation stepped in to fill the vacuum? It appears Israel has. While Chairman O installed himself as Global Community Organizer-in-Chief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took charge as the world's true moral leader:

Mr. Obama's address was the predictable mix of criticism of the past policies of the United States, self-praise for correcting said policies and vague calls to united action on matters of collective interest. It sought to ingratiate rather than offend. But Mr. Netanyahu chastised the United Nations for its "systematic assault on the truth." He spoke truths that Mr. Obama would never whisper regarding the regime in Iran, which is "fueled by an extreme fundamentalism" and an "unforgiving creed." Mr. Netanyahu rebuked those members who countenanced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's diatribe before the same world body, rightly calling it a "disgrace."
Mr. Netanyahu repeatedly paid tribute to the blessings of liberty and "the allure of freedom." He marveled at the technological advances freedom made possible. He asked if the international community would support the Iranian people "as they bravely stand up for freedom." He envisioned a future of Israel and Palestine, "two free peoples living in peace, living in prosperity, living in dignity." Mr. Obama, meanwhile, touted the imperative of responding to global climate change and mentioned as an afterthought that democracy should not be an afterthought.

Living most of your life in the sights of Palestinian terrorists and Arab aggressors has a way of giving one perspective, I guess - as compared to BHO's moral relativism garnered from chumming with America-hating preachers, self-avowed Communists, and home-grown terrorists. Netanyahu's willingness to proclaim the truth instead of vapid "can't we all just get along" aphorisms put Our Dear Leader to shame, as it elevated Israel as apparently the last Western government truly willing to look evil in the eyes and fight for it's own, and the Free World's, existence -- whether the Free World wants deserves it or not.

Mr. Obama said in closing that "we call on all nations to join us in building the future that our people deserve." But people only deserve what they have earned. Mr. Netanyahu called on the civilized world to "confront this peril, secure our future, and, God willing, forge an enduring peace for generations to come." Sometimes the future doesn't come without a fight.

Find the full transcript of his 24 September 2009 speech here.

Netanyahu: Revisiting Auschwitz and chastising the little U.N. Chamberlains.

September 27, 2009

WaPo Columnist Is Outraged at Arrest of Child Rapist

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:02 PM

As we've seen, the left was less outraged (indeed, not at all outraged) when ACORN was caught on video apparently willing to facilitate child prostitution. They were only outraged that a couple of conservative activists caught them.

This weekend, director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland for the rape of a thirteen-year old girl that occurred in 1977. Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum thinks it "outrageous" that an award winning director was arrested for something so trivial as child rape.

She thinks the embarrassment and stigma Polanski has suffered is punishment enough. It's not, and that's not the point. Leftists also think Polanski should be given a pass because the woman who was the girl then has forgiven him and moved on. Good for her, but that's also not the point. The point is it's not okay for adult men to have sex with thirteen year old girls, even if the man is a famous director.

He's not the only child rapist to be warmly embraced by Hollywood. Director Victor Salva was convicted of raping the twelve-year-old star of his movie Clownhouse, but after serving his time was welcomed back to Hollywood to film Powder and Jeepers Creepers I and II, films that fetishize violence against adolescent males.

The elite left intelligentsia believe they and their ilk should be exempt from the laws that govern the behavior of lesser mortals. If it's a hick in Arkansas who date rapes a middle school girl, lock him up and throw away the key. But left-leaning film directors who garner the approval of the elite class... well then, as long as they embrace the proper leftist platitudes, the rules are a little different. It's only people like Carrie Prejean who are stigmatized by depraved Hollywood elites.

"It's OK, Little Boy. I'm a Hollywood Director."

Hat tip: AoSHQ

The Chav Pack

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:45 PM

His student Comrade Obama, who has been attempting to destroy democracy in Honduras so as to reduce it to a client state of Venezuela's socialist dictatorship, isn't the only prominent American Hugo Chavez can count as a friend.

Ultra-left Hollyweird propagandist Oliver Stone just released a video hagiography of our generation's Fidel Castro entitled "South of the Border."


A New York screening of Stone's latest attack on liberty and sanity brought many other Chavez supporters out from under their rocks, including the ungracefully aging Susan Sarandon:


The Chav Pack was founded by belligerent Bolshevik Jeff Spicoli:


It also includes the maniacal has-been Day-Old


…the equally unhinged Danny Glover

glover chavez

…quasi-journalist Baba Wawa


…erstwhile MSM heartthrob Mother Moonbat:


…fashion fool Naomi Campbell


…and creepy Clinton groupie Kevin Spacey:


Clinging like a dingleberry to the periphery of the Chav Pack is the avatar of skank, Courtney Love (via Caption This!):


Tinseltown falling head over heels for our own Hugo Chavez wannabe should surprise no one. Radical chic never seems to go out of style.

Hat tip: Steven's World.

Mmm Mmm Mmm Lyrics

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:23 PM

By now you've seen the inspiring chant public school children have been reciting in praise of Dear Leader:

Now we have printed lyrics, compliments of The:

Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Insane Obama
He said that all must lend a hand and
turn our country into banana land.
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Insane Obama
He said we must be fair today
and give the lazy half our pay.
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Insane Obama
He said that we must take a stand
and take our money from the "man".
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Insane Obama
He said red, yellow, black or white
all commies are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Insane Obama
Yes We Can — single payer is our plan
to devastate the mother land.
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Insane Obama

If watching the Mmm Mmm Mmm chant gives you a thrill up your leg, collect the whole series:

On tips from Ruth and Saul.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

Compliments of Right Condition.

Obama: The Stony Smile of Statism

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:14 AM

This, dear readers, is downright creepy.

Courtesy of RedState, on a tip from AmericanToTheCore (*urp*).

September 26, 2009

Progressive Fascists Demand Gay Radio

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:24 PM

Since everyone knows that the 'Fairness Doctrine' is a euphemism for government regulation of radio content, the Obamacrats have backed off reinstating it. Instead, they are trying to slip content regulation in through the backdoor, through mandating "diversity" and "local content." Obama has even appointed an FCC "Diversity Czar" who openly admires the way Hugo Chavez shut down radio and television outlets critical of his socialist regime.

As for how diversity and local content will help the regime silence talk-radio critics, take a look at what's happening in that crucible of progressive fascism, San Francisco.

Utilizing the same mob-rule tactics that have come to define "progressive" activism in the Bay Area, San Francisco politicians are "encouraging" the new owner of KNGY-FM, known as "Energy 92" to bring back the full-time gay programming it featured until earlier this month.
Activists have already begun a pressure campaign that includes phoning Stoltz at home and peppering him with questions about the operation.

You see, until Stotlz bought the station and changed its format to top 40 music, it featured "dance club beats and gay-themed talk." Five nights a week, the station featured "Karel," the left-lib talker most famous for delaring that he wanted Joe the Plumber (expletive) dead. Since not even the leftist moonbats in San Francisco want to listen to gay activists yammering between cuts of gay disco, its ratings were abysmal. But Progressive Fascism is offended by the notion that guy who owns the station, the transmitter, and pays the people who work there should have the final say in what's broadcast, because they know what's best for you.

For now, the progressive fascists can't do much besides whine and complain, but if Chairman Zero and Kommissarr Lloyd get their way, community organizers will have the power to tell broadcasters what they can broadcast, and more importantly, what they can't.

Maybe an all Broadway Show Tunes Format would work

Nanny State Cracks Down on Baby-Sitters

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:27 PM

You might expect that the union-run, moonbat-infested state of Michigan with its 15% unemployment rate and a $1.6 Billion deficit would have better things to do than harass people for babysitting other people's children. You would be wrong.

A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors' children.
Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes.
The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors' kids, or face the consequences.

This is not an aberration, this is exactly how a fully functioning welfare state functions. To the socialist nanny state, there is no human activity that is "none of the state's business." The entire operating theory behind the welfare state is that personal judgment is irrelevant, and only busybody bureaucrats are capable of deciding such things as who can watch over your children.

Because if we let you run your own life, who knows what mischief you'd get into!

Hat Tip: The Other McCain

Back at You, Will Ferrell and Other Hollywood Communist Obots

Posted by The MaryHunter at 1:05 PM

Even if you've been spared from that ObamaCare-touting, sarcastic, pathletic faux-public-service ad pumped out by George Soros and his marxist friends at, this little clip will hit home:

As Rush Limbaugh says, liberals have no sense of humor, especially when it comes to politics. Even when they try to be humorous, they either fall on their faces or are humbed with even more clever retorts from conservatives and libertarians.

Courtesy of zoltarsees

Option #4

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM


According to Richard Rahn of the Cato Institute, the government has four options:

1. To greatly increase taxes on middle- and lower-income groups (a political nonstarter).
2. To "fund" all of the new spending by selling bonds to the private market at much higher interest rates (thus sucking out private capital and increasing the cost of homeownership, which will lead to slower growth and higher unemployment).
3. To have the central bank (the Fed) buy the new debt (leading to higher rates of inflation, making everyone poorer).
4. Or for the government to act responsibly and reduce spending.

Since Option #4 is completely out of the question considering the ideology our kakistocracy, I suggest it be replaced with:

4. To continue wasteful spending that exceeds our resources until the economy inevitably collapses, in accordance with the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Exploit the ensuing chaos as a crisis not to waste by imposing communism or something very close to it.

Anyone familiar with Comrade Obama's background and associates is likely to put their money on the new Option #4.

Via American Thinker, on a tip from TED.

Poland Showing Eminent Good Sense

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:11 AM

In complete contrast to the USA, where the left defends and supports organizations that happily facilitate child rape (the ACLU) and child prostitution (ACORN), and where a creepy pervert can be appointed as the president's "Safe Schools" czar, the Center-Right Polish Government has passed a law making chemical castration mandatory for child rapists and certain other sex offenders.

Under the law, sponsored by Poland's centre-Right government, paedophiles convicted of raping children under the age of 15 years or a close relative would have to undergo chemical therapy on their release from prison.

Naturally, "human rights" groups show their usual bias in favor of criminals and against the victims of criminals.

"Introducing any mandatory treatment raises doubts as such a requirement is never reasonable and life can always produce cases that lawmakers could never have even dreamt of," said Piotr Kladoczny from the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights.

Yeah, because there might be unforeseen cases where the rape of underage rape that are perfectly justified. (/sarc) Lefties are always appalled at any suggestion that anyone should be denied the gratification their sexual urges, since there is nothing more important to them than sex.

IMHO, these child rapists should be grateful they are still being allowed to breathe.


Peeking into the ObamaCare Future

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:08 AM

Here's a look into Zoltar's crystal ball at our nation's health care system:

Hat tip: zoltarsees

September 25, 2009

Did an NBC Producer Really Say, "Bite me Jew Boy?"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:01 PM

Andrew Breitbart at Big Government reports:

When (NBC Producer Jane) Stone received an email urging Congress to defund ACORN from Alex Rosenwald, director of media outreach for Americans for Limited Government, the following sentence came back to Rosenwald from Stone’s account: “Bite me, Jew Boy!”

NBC denies it, and claims the email was a complete fabrication. I guess we will never know the truth, but we do know this... Glenn Beck did not kill a cute little frog.

Inspector Clouseau Meets the Fed

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:30 PM

Dateline 5 May 2009: At a Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) asks some simple questions for Federal Reserve Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman: what about that "one trillion dollars plus in expansion of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet since last September [2008)], have you conducted any investigations regarding that?" It doesn't seem a "gotcha" question, especially given the high profile of those various bail-outs. "Show me the money" - pretty reasonable.

The pathetic truth is that IG Coleman has no.freaking.idea. She has no idea who received the money, who is investigating who received the money, … despite the fact that SHE is THE Inspector General of the Fed.

The 5-minute video is a testament to the cluelessness that infuses government generally and especially the Obama Administration. Don't you see: the money in our government coffers isn't the people's, it's the government's. So, why bother minding it? Why bother accounting for a possible $9 trillion off-balance-sheet Fed credit transactions in an economy such as ours, "'the worst since the Great Depression"?

With bumbling inspectors like Coleman at the Fed, what investor, what foreign government, could possibly feel confident in anything backed by "the full faith and credit of the United States of America"?

Backed by "the Inadequate Twits of Statism," more like.

Hat tip to whatisthetruth, on a twip from frank717

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

On a tip from J.

Even a Blind Squirrel…

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM


On a tip from TED.

British Christians Face Jail for Offending a Muslim

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:35 AM

Airstrip One once again prostrates itself before its Muslim Overlords. A Christian couple gave offense to a Muslim woman by defending their Christian faith in a religious discussion and now, they're looking at jail time.

A Christian couple have been charged with a criminal offence after taking part in what they regarded as a reasonable discussion about religion with guests at their hotel.
Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang were arrested after a Muslim woman complained to police that she had been offended by their comments.

At least, the food will be better in jail than patients in the care of the NHS get.

No wonder the left has such an affinity for Muslim extremists; they both share a belief that those who don't believe as they do should be silenced.

... or those who watch FoxNews, either way...

Whiny Spoiled Harridan Throws Hissy Fit Because One TV in a Fitness Center Is Tuned to Fox News

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:20 AM

Newsbusters has this account of Fox News Derangement Syndrome, as reported in the Baltimore Sun.

"(Liberal Democrat activist Ann Geddes) called me up and wanted me to take Fox News off all the TVs," he said, gesturing to the six big flat-screens fixed to the main exercise room wall.
The Fox screen is directly in front of the rowing machine Geddes prefers, though a second one two feet away faces a screen showing NBC. Others broadcast local stations, CNN, ESPN, MSNBC, the Food Network, Discovery Channel and HGTV.
The association's Health and Fitness Advisory Committee, composed of club users, "unanimously endorsed the current selection of stations," Bellamy said.

Get that? One offended moonbat is supposed to trump everyone else's choice.

Consider what leftist women are like and you understand why they're always so very, very bitter.

Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings Is Militant Pervert Who Covered Up Pedophilia

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

In Kevin Jennings, Chairman Zero has found the ideal bureauweenie to oversee the moonbat conception of "safety" in our schools:

President Obama's "safe schools czar" is a former schoolteacher who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools, written about his past drug abuse, expressed his contempt for religion and detailed an incident in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.
Conservatives are up in arms about the appointment of Kevin Jennings, Obama's director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, saying he is too radical for the job.

Jennings's position used to entail keeping kids safe from drugs — but apparently no longer.

Jennings' detractors note that he made four references to his personal drug abuse in his 2007 autobiography, "Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir." On page 103, discussing his high school years in Hawaii in the early 1980s, Jennings wrote:
"I got stoned more often and went out to the beach at Bellows, overlooking Honolulu Harbor and the lights of the city, to drink with my buddies on Friday and Saturday nights, spending hours watching the planes take off and land at the airport, which is actually quite fascinating when you are drunk and stoned."

Clearly this is just the guy we want running the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, just as the guy who would let Bill Ayers ghostwrite this in one of his autobiographies is the perfect choice for president:

Junkie. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn't been about me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn't make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate's sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you'd met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. You might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection. And if the high didn't solve whatever it was that was getting you down, it could at least help you laugh at the world's ongoing folly and see through all the hypocrisy and {EXPLETIVE DELETED} and cheap moralism.
Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, p. 87 Aug 1, 1996

(Although Chairman Zero brags about drinking, smoking marijuana, and snorting cocaine, he says he didn't shoot heroin — although that doesn't necessarily preclude selling it.)

Under our moonbat rulers, "safe schools" aren't safe from drugs; they're safe to promote homosexuality. Jennings's qualifications include publishing six books on the homosexual agenda and education; one describes his own adventures in perversion as a student.

Jennings describes his mission:

Being finished might someday mean that most straight people, when they would hear that someone was promoting homosexuality, would say "Yeah, who cares?" because they wouldn't necessarily equate homosexuality with something bad that you would not want to promote.

Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Some background:

At a GLSEN conference in 2000, co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Department of Education, the group landed in hot water when it was revealed that it had included an educational seminar for kids that graphically described some unorthodox sex techniques.
A state official who spoke to teens at the conference said:
"Fisting (forcing one's entire hand into another person's rectum or vagina) often gets a bad rap. … [It's] an experience of letting somebody into your body that you want to be that close and intimate with… [and] to put you into an exploratory mode."

Jennings is also a gifted theologian, as revealed in his memoir:

What had [God] done for me, other than make me feel shame and guilt? Squat. Screw you, buddy — I don't need you around anymore, I decided.
The Baptist Church had left me only a legacy of self-hatred, shame, and disappointment, and I wanted no more of it or its Father. The long erosion of my faith was now complete, and I, for many years, reacted violently to anyone who professed any kind of religion.

If you're not appalled yet that people of Jennings's caliber have commandeered education, try this:

Another controversy from Jennings' past concerns an account in his 1994 book, "One Teacher In 10," about how, as a teacher, he knew a high school sophomore named Brewster who was "involved" with an "older man":
"Out spilled a story about his involvement with an older man he had met in Boston. I listened, sympathized, and offered advice. He left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."

Instead of alerting authorities that a child was being molested by a pervert as professional ethics and basic humanity required him to do, Jennings advised the 15-year-old to be sure to wear a condom. That way, the kid would be "safe."

Kevin Jennings: Not someone you'd want anywhere near a school.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit; on a tip from BURNING HOT.

California Econazis Impose Crushing Fines Over Blender

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

The Orange County marketers and Phoenix makers of the gas-powered Party Blender have been fined an outrageous $240,000 by the California Air Resources Board for selling drink-mixers that oppress the polar bears. Intones CARB Enviroreichsfuhrer Mary D. Nichols:

Gasoline-powered blenders may be this year's tailgate sensation, but drinkers should not be polluting our air while having a good time.

Air2air lists a few reasons California's moonbat rulers cannot permit the Party Blender:

• Carbonated drinks increase the carbon footprint.
• You should be out working to pay taxes to your government — not drinking.
• Possibility of injury from flying lime peels.
• Groups of tailgaters congregating together exhale considerable CO2.
• Margarita salt is soon to be banned by the FDA as a health risk.
• The gas-powered blender lobby has not contributed to political campaigns.
• The manufacturer has not yet introduced gas-powered teleprompters.
Forbidden in the People's Republic of California.

Moonbats Reduce Monument to Communism's Victims to a Joke

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

Communist tyrants killed over 100 million of their own subjects during the 20th century, and inflicted unthinkable suffering on hundreds of millions more. But since one death is a tragedy, but a million deaths are only a statistic — and more importantly because Western society is controlled by liberals highly sympathetic to communist ideology — these victims are largely forgotten.

To their credit, Canadians tried to rectify this situation with a memorial to the victims of communist totalitarianism. They tried… but apparently have failed:

A new monument in Ottawa to commemorate the victims of some sort of oppression was approved by the National Capital Commission's board of directors Thursday, but the decision has left those proposing the monument confused as to what, exactly, was approved. …
The NCC board passed a motion supporting the concept of the commemoration, "but perhaps with a different title," after objections about the title were raised by nearly all members who spoke.
The title — "monument to the victims of totalitarian communism" — has already been changed once. In the first proposals, one by a non-profit group called Tribute to Liberty, the other by Open Book Group, it was to be called "monument to the victims of communism."
After beginning discussions with the NCC in March 2008, the groups had back-and-forth discussions with a committee of experts who suggested that the title be changed because it could be perceived as "unduly critical of Canadians who might associate themselves with communism," Egan said.
The group then changed the name to include the word "totalitarian." The title still did not sit well with the board.
"I was unsettled by this name, and other members of the committee agreed with me," said Hélène Grand-Maître, speaking in French. "We should make sure that we are politically correct in this designation."
Board member Adel Ayad said the name was troubling for its "very tight definition" and for the presence of the word "communism" in the title, as Canada has a communist party.

As the bureauweenies continue to gnaw away like the rats they are at the meaning of the monument, it appears unlikely they will even be prepared to make a public announcement about the project on November 9, the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, as originally planned.

How about making it a monument to Opponents of Not Being Very Nice? But no, that would offend Muslims.

On a tip from Lyle.

Rush Limbaugh Runs Down Al Gore as Audience Cheers

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:47 AM

Even though it cost him time and points, he backs up and runs over Al Gore again. And the audience cheers.

Warding Off Bullies With Apologies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

On Wednesday, Chairman Zero stood before the United Nations and denounced America, apologizing on our behalf for having stood up to tyranny in Iraq and throughout our history. He also made it clear that the United States government will stand with Palestinian terrorists against our former ally Israel. Muslims have responded to his contemptible groveling as you might expect.

In Dallas:

A 19-year-old Jordanian citizen is expected to make an appearance before a federal magistrate in Dallas this morning after authorities accused him of attempting to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper.
Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested Thursday after he parked a vehicle laden with government-supplied fake explosives in the underground parking garage of Fountain Place, a 60-story tower in the 1400 block of Ross Avenue at North Field Street, authorities said.

In Illinois:

An Illinois man was ordered held on Thursday on charges he tried to blow up a federal building in the state capital, a case unrelated to the New York terrorism plot.
Michael Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested in Springfield, Illinois, and charged with attempted murder of federal officers or employees and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, charges that carry a life sentence.

In Raleigh:

Two men charged in North Carolina last month with plotting terrorist attacks overseas also planned to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, authorities said on Thursday.
The two were among seven suspects arrested in August for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and for conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas.
A new indictment unveiled on Thursday charged Daniel Patrick Boyd, the group's alleged ringleader, and Hysen Sherifi "with conspiring to murder U.S. military personnel" in connection with the planned assault on the Marine Corps base, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh said in a statement.

In Philadelphia:

Twice in the past two days, SEPTA officials have alerted police to men taking pictures on the Broad Street subway line in South Philadelphia.
On Wednesday, a SEPTA cashier told officers about a man taking pictures at the Lombard-South station, but the man, after being questioned by the cashier about his activities, left before officers arrived.
"We are attempting to identify that male to determine what the nature or the reason for taking the photographs was," Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said.

In New York:

Najibullah Zazi, the Denver man believed to be the central figure in a terror plot against the New York City transit system, has officially been indicted on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, CBS 2 has learned.
Zazi was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday in Denver on a count of lying to terrorism investigators. The new charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction was filed in New York City, and authorities plan to transfer him to the federal court in Brooklyn to face the new charges.
Zazi has publicly denied making any terrorist plots. Counterterrorist agents fear he and others may have been planning to detonate homemade bombs on New York City commuter trains. Zazi's father, 53-year-old Mohammed Zazi, and the Queens Imam Ahmad Afzali were also charged with lying to investigators in the case.

Given that Comrade Obama has gone out of his way to cripple our anti-terror defenses for the sake of his sanctimonious posturing, it's only a matter of time until one of these plots succeeds. I doubt it will pull his approval ratings out of their tailspin.

On tips from Berkbikr and B1BBET.

Our Protests and Theirs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:35 AM

The Democrats claim that people who organize against ObamaCare, ObamaDeficits, and Obamunism are "mobs," "Brownshirts," and "domestic terrorists." Yet, I note during the 9-12 protests in Washington, there were no arrests, no acts of vandalism, and they generally left their venues cleaner than they found them. This is what a protest by freedom-loving American patriots looks like.



What was the worst thing to happen during the 9-12 march? Someone held up a sign that said "Bury ObamaCare with Ted Kennedy." Oh, what horrible people!

Anyway, this is what a protest of "progressives" looks like. (Pay particular attention to the normal, everyday, well-adjusted people at about 1:30 into the video.)

Red white and black. Where have I seen those colors, before?

And, here's some more progressives protesting.

"Ha! Take that, corporate hegemony! Now, let's go to Starbucks and upload the video to YouTube!
(Hat Tip: Instapundit)

"Oh, officer, I've been such a bad boy. I need many, many spankings."
(Hat Tip: Instapundit)

"See? This is why we can't have nice things."
(Yahoo News/Getty Images)

And this is what happens when Progressives protest:

About the time that President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were stepping off Air Force One, protesters started throwing rocks at police and police cars and dragging trash containers into the middle of the street to block traffic. A few local businesses, including a branch of PNC Bank, had windows shattered by rocks or bricks. Police in riot gear fired rubber bullets and canisters of pepper spray and smoke into the crowds. By Thursday evening, 16 people had been arrested, bringing the week's tally of G-20-related arrests to 32, said Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard.

And what's with the black facemasks anyway? I guess nothing says "peaceful protest" and "I have no intention to commit vandalism and behave anti-socially" like a black hankie tied around your face. (Is it racist to say "black hankie?" Probably).

"Confident! Confident! Dry and secure!"
(Yahoo News/ AFP)

Lefties will say, "These pics aren't fair. Those aren't progressives, those are anarchists." Well, maybe there's a reason anarchists show up at your protests but not ours. Maybe it's because they have more in common with you than us. And maybe they just know where they will be welcome, and where they won't be.

September 24, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Compliments of Sal.

Bad News on the Global Warming Front

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 PM

AP bears grim tidings: according to the UN, plunging millions into poverty by deliberately crippling the economy is a necessary gesture, but it will not be enough to prevent global warming from laying waste to the earth:

Earth's temperature is likely to jump nearly 6 degrees between now and the end of the century even if every country cuts greenhouse gas emissions as proposed, according to a United Nations update.
Scientists looked at emission plans from 192 nations and calculated what would happen to global warming. The projections take into account 80 percent pollution cuts from the U.S. and Europe by 2050, which are not sure things.
The U.S. figure is based on a bill that passed the House of Representatives but is running into resistance in the Senate, where debate has been delayed by health care reform efforts.

That is, even if the Senate slits America's throat by passing Tax & Charade and presenting it for Comrade Obama to eagerly sign, Gaia's rage will destroy everything anyway.

The nexus of this horror is the arctic, where the polar bears suffer for man's iniquitous industrial ways:

Global warming is speeding up, especially in the Arctic, and that means that some top-level science projections from 2007 are already out of date and overly optimistic. [Global warmist Robert] Corell, who headed an assessment of warming in the Arctic, said global warming "is accelerating in ways that we are not anticipating."
Because Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets are melting far faster than thought, it looks like the seas will rise twice as fast as projected just three years ago, Corell said. He said seas should rise about a foot every 20 to 25 years.

Fortunately, when moonbat reality gets too scary, you can just switch it off and return to the real world, where arctic sea ice has been expanding as a result of cooler temperatures:


Now for some serious bad news — these tattoos are going to last far longer than the Great Global Warming Farce:


On tips from Mega, BURNING HOT, and Murff.

Adrian Murray at the Forth Worth 9/12 Rally

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 PM

Countermoonbat Adrian Murray was on fire again at the massive 9/12 March and Rally in Forth Worth:

As you can see, the Spirit of 1776 is alive and well, despite the suffocating Hopey Change.

In case you missed it, Adrian's speech at the Tax Day Tea Party in Fort Worth was excellent too.

Environmentalist Totalitarians Get Testy When Confronted with Their Own Hypocrisy

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:53 PM

The latest "documentary" hyping the danger of ManBearPig is called The Age of Stupid. The moonbats who made the film claim that humanity will be extinct by 2055 because of Global Warming, and that aircraft flight is one of the worst enemies of the Earth.

Let's take a look at how the moonbats who made and promoted the film respond when challenged on their own carbon footprints, eventually sending a green goon squad to prevent the reporter from asking embarrassing questions.

These environmental hypocrites are like televangelists shouting that alcohol, adultery, and gambling will send you straight to hell... as they stumble drunkenly through the lobby of a casino at 3 in the morning with a hooker on each arm.

Environmentalist Wackos' Latest Target: Your Bum

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:10 PM

Seems you can't even tidy yourself in a very personal way without enviro-dipsticks getting in between you and comfort. Don't you see: plush, multi-ply toilet paper is an environmental menace:

The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from recycled paper goods.

How to put this: a considerable amount of European travel this past year was not kind to our nether parts, dear reader. While some American TP manufacturers are taking steps to capitulate, it's not as simple as you might think. The issue boils down to the chemistry of cellulose fibers -- the longer the fiber, the softer the tissue. Old trees have longer fibers, while recycled paper contains mostly short ones.

The eco-buttheads push on:

"It's like the Hummer product for the paper industry," said Allen Hershkowitz, senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "We don't need old-growth forests . . . to wipe our behinds."

Might stories like this one actually bring about a spike in sales of the triple-layer comfy cozy variety, as shoppers hoard it for fear of shortages? Might that just increase demand, causing manufacturers to, in turn, increase supply?

What's the opposite of a boycott?

The eco-terrorists choice for personal hygeine.

25 SEPT UPDATE: BURRRRNNNNNING HOT notes there is now Obama toilet paper, "crass for your @$$"

Obama Mentions Himself Nearly 1,200 Times in 41 Speeches (Or Did You Not Notice?)

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:25 AM

Dan Gainor has a spicy little piece that pretty much sums up Narcissist-in-Chief Obama, the quintessential product of the I-My-Me culture:

In mythology, Narcissus was the guy who fell in love with his own reflection.
In 2009, he’s the president of the United States.
Instead of adoring his own image, Obama loves to hear himself talk – about himself. In just 41 speeches so far this year, not including this week's big speech at the United Nations, Obama has talked about himself nearly 1,200 times – 1,198 to be exact. (That breaks down to 1,121 “I”s and just 77 “me”s.) And that just includes 34 weekly addresses and his seven major speeches. Count the hundreds of other public speeches and he’d be off the charts.

Mr. Gainor should be praised for this numeric feat of true heroism. It must have been stomach-turning. Not even the unprecedented wall-to-wall Sunday talk-show circus escaped his scrutiny. Despite that glaring hole right around the Fox affiliates, The Narcissinator still set records:

The interviews went off as expected. Obama kept his “I” on the nation’s problems. He mustered 387 personal mentions in just 82 minutes of air time. Forget the economy, health care, racism or whatever. Every 13 seconds, Obama was talking about … Obama.

If a first-person pronoun falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, would it make a difference in the polls?

"I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright!"

On twips from bellez8, michaeljohns and conservegirl001.

Evidence Accrues That Bill Ayers Wrote Obama's Autobiography

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Christopher Andersen's new bestseller Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage provides more evidence that Chairman Zero's Dreams From My Father was ghostwritten by unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers. Jack Cashill reports:

Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published — just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."
To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers." Andersen quotes a Hyde Park neighbor, "Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together. It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both."
Andersen continues, "In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant — so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers's own writing."

Meanwhile, Chairman Zero asks us to believe that Ayers — in whose home Obama launched his political career and with whom he shared an office for years — is just some "guy who lives in my neighborhood."

Dear Leader's ghost writer.

On a tip from Edward.

Chairman Zero Hearts Gadhafi

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:01 AM

NRO reports:

The Obama administration has notified Congress of the State Department's intention to contribute $400,000 to foundations run by Muammar Qaddafi's two children — $200,000 each for daughter Aisha and son Saif. Saif, you may recall, is the son who escorted the Lockerbie terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi home to a hero's welcome in Libya after President Obama sternly "warned" Qaddafi that there was to be no hero's welcome.

Remember when the left said that accusing Obama of "palling around with terrorists" was a vicious smear? How about giving taxpayer money to organizations run by terrorists? True, 400 Large is only a drop in the bucket compared to the $900,000,000 Chairman Zero pledged to Hamas, but there is a distinct pattern here, isn't there? Our allies get crappy DVD collections, but terrorists get truckloads of money.

Leftist Thugs Wreak Havoc in Honduras

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

When our government's allies in Honduras — the ones who support Mel Zelaya's attempted communist coup — found out the Hugo Chavez wannabe was back in the country, they ran riot:

After several weeks of relative peace and calm in Honduras — and no curfews, despite what the international media consistently misreports — former president Mel Zelaya returned to Honduras Monday and instigated violence again.
Virtually every private car in the area of the Brazilian Embassy where Zelaya is hiding was damaged by breaking out some or all of the windows and ruining the tires. Ironically, Mel Zelaya's own mother's car was parked on the street and was likewise vandalized.
Private homes in the area were broken into and robbed. Citizens were assaulted. Death threats were sprayed unto neighbors' walls. Mountains of trash were strewn in the streets.
At least one woman's house was completely ransacked, robbed, and her two employees were terrorized. The Zelayistas smoked marijuana as they destroyed and smashed everything in her house up to and including the ceilings, doors, and windows — the video of her home shown on the news was horrifying. Other neighbors were terrorized, assaulted, threatened with rape, and forced to prepare food by the rioters while they were being robbed. …
Damage was not limited to that area. Roads were blocked. Tires were burned.
This police vehicle was burned. At least one bus was vandalized. Banks, businesses, and government offices were similarly vandalized and robbed. Employees of one fast food restaurant were threatened by Zelayistas with burning the building down with them inside.
Stores were destroyed and robbed of everything, up to and including refrigerators, washers, dryers, and computers. A bank branch was robbed of L. 500,000.
The security doors for Dispensa Familiar were torn down and the store was sacked of everything from groceries to televisions. Anything that wasn't stolen was destroyed. This photo shows just one example of the result of Zelaya's 'peaceful' demonstrations.

If it's up to the Obama administration, these thugs will run Honduras, replacing the current democracy. As a result of last November's catastrophic election, America now stands for tyranny against liberty, until such a time as Americans can reassert control over the government that purports to represent them.

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

Fred Phelps Hates Joos, too

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:19 AM

Lunatic Ahole Fred Phelps ... who ran for office twice as a Democrat, raised funds for Al Gore and served as a Gore delegate at the 1988 DNC convention, and was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War... is traveling to New York City with his little band of hate-freaks. This time, they’re laying off the gheys and going after the Joos…

The Westboro Baptist Church...announced this week that it would protest at Brooklyn Technical HS in Fort Greene after classes are dismissed tomorrow and at Congregation Beth Elohim and Union Temple in Park Slope and the Kane Street Synagogue on Saturday — one day before Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
The church’s Web site explained the reason for the rallies.
“Yo what’s up, God haters?” the protest announcement reads. “Why you teach ‘It’s OK to be gay?’ WBC will be on hand to teach the rebels of Brooklyn what good looks like, and you had better behave. Not like this, but properly and appropriately.”
A press release distributed by the group on Wednesday morning suggests that the protests are timed to ruin the Jewish New Year.

IMHO, any guy who is that obsessed with hating teh gheys is probably so deep in the closet he's finding Christmas presents. But one thing to note is even though Freddy is the most outspoken gay-hater in the USA, he has never killed any homosexuals, never sent suicide bombers into gay bars, or hanged even one sodomite in the public square. In fact, no church --- mainline, fundamental, or pentecostal --- advocates murder or violence against homosexuals, whom Christians treat as children of God, who are not to be killed for their behavior, but treated with compassion, prayer, and love.

In contrast, we have Muslim imams calling homosexuals subhuman filth and calling for their extermination. We have Iran, a country run entirely by Islamic clerics which not only sponsors Global terrorism, but also executes dozens of gays every year just for the crime of their sexuality.

Kind of gives lie to that idiot lefty talking point that Christian fundamentalists are just the same as Islamic extremists, doesn’t it?

Silly little girl, God isn't a leftist

Hat tip: Lawhawk

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Bloomberg: Food Rules Are for Thee, Not for Me

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

Nanny Nazi Mike Bloomberg — who insists on regulating every last bite New Yorkers put in their own mouths — has dietary habits that must put his cardiologist into shock:

He dumps salt on almost everything, even saltine crackers. He devours burnt bacon and peanut butter sandwiches. He has a weakness for hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and fried chicken, washing them down with a glass of merlot.
And his snack of choice? Cheez-Its.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has become New York City's nutritional nag, banning the use of trans fats, forcing chain restaurants to post calorie counts and exhorting diners to consume less salt. Now he is at it again, directing his wrath at sugary drinks in a new series of arresting advertisements that ask subway riders: "Are you pouring on the pounds?"
But an examination of what enters the mayoral mouth reveals that Mr. Bloomberg is an omnivore with his own glaring indulgences, many of them at odds with his own policies. …
Under his watch, the city has declared sodium an enemy, asking restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily cut the salt in their dishes by 20 percent or more, and encouraging diners to "shake the habit" by asking waiters for food without added salt.
But Mr. Bloomberg, 67, likes his popcorn so salty that it burns others' lips. (At Gracie Mansion, the cooks deliver it to him with a salt shaker.) He sprinkles so much salt on his morning bagel "that it's like a pretzel," said the manager at Viand, a Greek diner near Mr. Bloomberg's Upper East Side town house.
Not even pizza is spared a coat of sodium. When the mayor sat down to eat a slice at Denino's Pizzeria Tavern on Staten Island recently, this reporter spotted him applying six dashes of salt to it.

Bloomberg also smoked cigarettes for years before imposing a ban on smoking in restaurants.

Hypocrisy is no hindrance to the careers of moonbat authoritarians. For example, Comrade Obama ran on a "firm pledge" not to raise any taxes on anyone making less than $250,000/year. In an appalling display of contempt for the dupes who elected him, within two weeks of taking office he signed legislation doubling the federal tax on cigarettes — a regressive tax that primarily hurts the working class — even though Chairman Zero is a nicotine fiend himself.

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Peas in a pod.

On a tip from Megan.

Exclusive Obama at the United Nations Photo

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

Compliments of BackPain, Moonbattery has acquired an exclusive photo of Comrade Obama's big speech to the UN yesterday:


ObamaCare Plan in Four Seconds

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:59 AM

This pretty much sums it up, in Our Dear Leader's own words:

Courtesy of MrNewMusic247.

September 23, 2009

We Will Rock You

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

One more video tribute to the historic march on Washington on 9/12:

If we haven't rocked them yet, we sure will.

Compliments of AlinskyRules.

Comrade Obama's UN Speech, Cliff Notes Version

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 PM

In case you didn't have the time or the stomach to sit through Obama's speech to his fellow arthropods at the United Nations today, I've condensed it into six words:

America sucks, but I am great.

Unsurprisingly, the speech was a big hit with Muammar Gadhafi, whose hands drip with American blood from terror attacks in Berlin and over Lockerbie, Scotland. Mad Mo praised Chairman Zero as a "glimpse in the darkness," and wished he could be president forever.

Fidel Castro, who urged the Soviet Union to attack America with nuclear weapons, also loved the speech, gushing,

It would only be fair to recognize that no other United States president would have had the courage to say what he said.

Or rather, no other president would have been half so contemptible.

I wonder how many people who voted for Obama are able to meet their own eyes in the mirror.

Where are asteroids when you need them?

Another Liberal Lie

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:50 PM

When it comes to gun control, conservatives oppose gun registration on the basis that registration is almost always a precursor to the confiscation of firearms from law abiding citizens. Liberals claim this is nonsense.

In Toronto, police raided the homes of 400 registered firearms owners, and confiscated their weapons, primarily for minor technical violations of the registration agreement.

Leftists lie. Always. And about everything.


United Nations Measures Its Footprint Size, Comes Up a Dollar Short

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:00 PM

Besides their ruinous efforts at bringing about world peace, the United Nations is having a little trouble keeping its carbon footprint in check at this week's conference on global climate change - or even estimating it accurately, for that matter. From Fox News:

The New York Times reports U.N. administrators are attempting to calculate the carbon dioxide produced by the delegates in order to buy carbon offsets: They estimate 461 tons of carbon dioxide, with air travel being the single largest component. However, that tally only includes emissions from one aide traveling with each world leader and not the dozens of staff who frequently make up each country's delegation.

The aforementioned article in the Old Gray Whore effusively praises the U.N.'s "new and expanding program for offsetting emissions" that ultimately buys carbon offsets:

They offset those emissions by directing money to a power project in rural Andhra Pradesh, India, through which agricultural leftovers like rice husks and sunflower stalks are turned into electricity for the local grid.

Far be it for us to presume that the U.N. is simply trying to assuage their (misplaced) guilt over their under-estimated carbon footprint. Alas, it seems that the U.N.'s magnanimous generosity will only be exceeded by its coincidental stinginess. You see, the NYT reporter, all misty-eyed, forgot about one pesky little thing. FNC didn't, though:

One climate scientist points out that the value of carbon offsets -- a publicly traded commodity -- fell to 20 cents a metric ton late last week: Meaning 20 cents times 461 metric tons would equal spending $92 to offset their emissions.

Even if you multiply the estimated tonnage by 6 to roughly account for a dozen travelers minimum with each country's delegation, you still only come up with a little over $500 for those poor, power-starved Andhra Pradeshians. That's about enough to buy a gross of energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs, perhaps one for every home, if they're lucky. Fluorescent bulbs which, of course, will poison the earth with toxic mercury when they break during a typhoon.

More Children Taught to Sing Praise to Obama

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:07 PM

Remember when the left thought we on the right were nuts for claiming that Obama's speech to schoolchildren coupled with a "How can you help the president" lesson plan was some kind of indoctrination? Because the idea that schools would be used to indoctrinate children to revere Obama was the sort of crazy fever dream only a crazed, hate-filled, right-wing racist could come up with? They said using schools for Obama indoctrination was about as likely as bureaucratic "Death Panels" being set up to ration available health care.

Yeah, it's a good thing stuff like this could never happen... again...

Also, Smart Girl Nation has an example of a classroom quiz given after the Health Care speech, where high school seniors had to reiterate the president's talking points in order to get a passing grade.

Temperature Stats Go Down Memory Hole

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:41 PM

Despite cooling temperatures, our rulers continue to lay the groundwork for using the discredited global warming hoax as a pretext to impose poverty and totalitarianism. Due to growing public skepticism, they will not be able to accomplish this through the Legislative Branch. No matter: under Obamunism, the legislature is an anachronism anyway. Congresscrumbs admit that they don't even read the legislation they pass, much less write it; that's done by shadowy ultra-left activist groups like the Apollo Alliance. The Executive Branch — with its legions of unelected czars and regulatory agencies — calls the shots.

This makes unaccountable and unnecessary bureaucracies like the EPA more powerful — and potentially more tyrannical — than anything the Founding Fathers could have imagined. The watermelons pushing the global warming hoax are more than happy to remove any speed bumps on their march to absolute power. Via NRO:

In the early 1980s, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, scientists at the United Kingdom's University of East Anglia established the Climate Research Unit (CRU) to produce the world's first comprehensive history of surface temperature. It's known in the trade as the "Jones and Wigley" record for its authors, Phil Jones and Tom Wigley, and it served as the primary reference standard for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) until 2007. It was this record that prompted the IPCC to claim a "discernible human influence on global climate."
Putting together such a record isn't at all easy. Weather stations weren't really designed to monitor global climate. Long-standing ones were usually established at points of commerce, which tend to grow into cities that induce spurious warming trends in their records. Trees grow up around thermometers and lower the afternoon temperature. Further, as documented by the University of Colorado's Roger Pielke Sr., many of the stations themselves are placed in locations, such as in parking lots or near heat vents, where artificially high temperatures are bound to be recorded.
So the weather data that go into the historical climate records that are required to verify models of global warming aren't the original records at all. Jones and Wigley, however, weren't specific about what was done to which station in order to produce their record, which, according to the IPCC, showed a warming of 0.6° +/- 0.2°C in the 20th century.
Now begins the fun. Warwick Hughes, an Australian scientist, wondered where that "+/-" came from, so he politely wrote Phil Jones in early 2005, asking for the original data. Jones's response to a fellow scientist attempting to replicate his work was, "We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?"
Reread that statement, for it is breathtaking in its anti-scientific thrust. In fact, the entire purpose of replication is to "try and find something wrong." The ultimate objective of science is to do things so well that, indeed, nothing is wrong.

However, global warming is about politics, not science. More requests were made for the original, unfudged data. Stall tactics were employed. The requests escalated, until finally Jones denied that the original data even exists. Implausibly, he now claims it was destroyed decades ago to save storage space.

Here's why the data went down the memory hole:

It now appears likely that the U.S. Senate will drop cap-and-trade climate legislation from its docket this fall — whereupon the Obama Environmental Protection Agency is going to step in and issue regulations on carbon-dioxide emissions. Unlike a law, which can't be challenged on a scientific basis, a regulation can. If there are no data, there's no science.

Extremely bad people will soon be doing extremely bad things to our country in the name of a "crisis" that does not exist. Anything that gets in their way will be altered, suppressed, or destroyed.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:33 PM

On a tip from TED.


Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:50 AM

Unfortunately, you have to put up with screeching lesbian moonbat Rachel Madcow and some simpering leftist eunuch pontifcating, but this video just so... SO... illustrates the hypocrisy of the left.

The point of posting this is to show hypocrisy, not to claim it's all right for us to call the president Hitler just because their side did it first. I don't think we on the right need to call Obama Hitler unless he actually starts killing Jews, or at least, standing by and eating ice cream while the Iranians slaughter Jews. It is legitimate to point out the radical Marxists in his circle of his advisors; the Fascist trappings of, for example, using the National Endowment for the Arts as his personal propaganda machine; and that his vast nationalization of sectors of the economy and socialist policy choices are typical means by which Fascists centralize power. But it doesn't help the cause of opposition to be dropping the H-word.

Hat Tip: AoSHQ

One Last Word on Comrade Obama's Absurd Letterman Appearance

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:57 AM

Compliments of Jim Lavery.

Obama to Waste More Growing Welfare in a Year Than Bush Spent on Entire Iraq War

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

When liberals whine that the war to liberate Iraq cost too much, they make an argument that would be reasonable — but only if someone else were making it. We now know that their Teleprompter Messiah will flush more money down welfare in the next year than Bush spent on the entire war.

During the entire administration of George W. Bush, the Iraq war cost a total of $622 billion, according to the Congressional Research Service.
President Obama's welfare spending will reach $888 billion in a single fiscal year — 2010 — more than the Bush administration spent on war in Iraq from the first "shock and awe" attack in 2003 until Bush left office in January.
Obama's spending proposals call for the largest increases in welfare benefits in U.S. history, according to a report by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. This will lead to a spending total of $10.3 trillion over the next decade on various welfare programs. These include cash payments, food, housing, Medicaid and various social services for low-income Americans and those at 200 percent of the poverty level, or $44,000 for a family of four. Among that total, $7.5 trillion will be federal money and $2.8 trillion will be federally mandated state expenditures.

Welfare money is worse than wasted, because it doesn't just disappear: it buys poverty. Other than sinking us so deeply into debt we will probably never dig our way out, the only thing accomplished by Comrade Obama's pork-laden "Stimulus" bill was that it repealed welfare reform, which had been amazingly successful at getting people out of poverty.

If the government wants less of something — say, entrepreneurship — it taxes it. Where it wants more, it subsidizes. Our rulers subsidize poverty for the same reason they allow millions of Third World peasants to flood the country. To the government, more poverty means more power. This explains Democrat economic policy in a nutshell.


Hat tip: The Blogprof.

Bertha Lewis's Rolodex Reveals Ties to White House

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 AM

Now that the country's largest community activist group ACORN has been exposed as downright satanic, the governmedia may be forced to acknowledge its extensive and longstanding ties to Comrade Obama. Now doubt it will pretend these are all in the past. But even after ACORN launched Chairman Zero on his career, and he found still more powerful patrons in the liberal establishment media and on Wall Street, he continues to have his uses for this criminal syndicate, as we saw when he paid them $800,000 to use their nefarious tactics to help him win election, and again when plans were made to have ACORN collect Census data helpful to Democrats.

Radical community organizer Bertha Lewis — ACORN's CEO — is considered one of the 100 most influential women in New York. They should make that in the world; after all, she has the ear of the White House.

Among the very few contacts in Bertha Lewis's Rolodex that include detailed information — home phone, cell phone, person email — is Patrick Gaspard, a top Obama advisor who flies under the radar. From RedState:

Patrick Gaspard was the Executive Vice President for the SEIU until Barack Obama asked Gaspard to become his Presidential Campaign's National Political Director. Once in the White House, Gaspard became Barack Obama's Director of the Office of Political Affairs. He is Barack Obama's Karl Rove, but unlike Rove, eschews the spotlight, which is why so many compare David Axelrod to Rove.

Also prominently featured in the Rolodex is Gaspard's brother Michael, who is listed as working for the Advance Group. This is ACORN's lobbying organization, responsible for persuading corrupt politicians to give our money to Bertha Lewis and her army of child prostitution enablers.

No amount of media whitewashing will get the stink of ACORN off Dear Leader.


On a tip from J.

Khadaffy Loves Bammy

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:52 AM

And you thought I was exaggerating when I said Obama wanted to be BFF with thugs like Ahmadinnerjacket and Mo Khadaffy. Michelle Malkin reports that after claiming the Swine Flu Virus was a conspiracy against the Third World, Khadaffy went on to praise the USA's neo-Marxist radical president.

9:47am Eastern update. Gadhafi is praising Obama as a “glimpse in the darkness.” He says he would be happy if Obama would be president forever.

"I love you, man."

This provides me the opportunity to bring up an insane moonbat comment one of Obama's drooling little cultists posted at AoSHQ last night.

Someone's gotta put his feet down on the israeli-palestine's gone on long enough. The children need a grownup to step in and slap them on their heads. Obama is that grownup.
I have a feeling he will bring peace between Israel and Palestine before his term is up.
A man with a muslim father and a jewish advisor, born half white half black, having lived in ivory walls of Harvard and the slums of Indonesia, Barack Obama is the one to bring FINALITY to the middle east mess.
Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at September 22, 2009 08:54 PM (VDj74)

Yes, his silly little cult literally believes he is a "Magic Negro" who will magically resolve a conflict that's been going on for 5,000 years... because he's just that yummy!

Moonbat Tech: Energy-Producing Speed Bump

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

We don't need to drill for oil when opportunities to produce green energy are all around us — even under the wheels of our cars:

Can a fast food drive-thru lane actually provide clean green electricity?
A company called New Energy Technologies is betting on it.
The firm has developed a prototype device it's now testing at a Burger King in Hillside, New Jersey.
The "Motion Power Energy Harvester" is designed to capture kinetic energy from vehicles that would otherwise be lost when drivers hit the brakes to pick up their Whoppers.
It looks like a flattened speed bump with long pedals across the top that press down when tires roll over them. That force turns gears inside, generating 2000 watts of electricity instantaneously, according to the engineers who designed it.
The trick is collecting that energy and distributing it in a cost-effective way.

How about if we completely line our highways with energy-producing speed bumps? That would not only produce enough electricity to light Al Gore's bathroom, but also force us to drive at reduced speed.

On a tip from Air2air.

Congresscritters to Investigate ACORN — And Those Who Exposed It

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

There is no good or evil in Liberal Land. Everything is a nuanced shade of murky gray. Moonbattologists call this "moral relativism," a principle that has been applied yet again as two particularly unseemly congressional Democrats, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers (whose wife has been busted on felony bribery charges) and the repugnant Bonnie Fwank (whose homosexual love interest ran a brothel out of Fwank's apartment) have been forced by the shocking O'Keefe/Giles videos to investigate the cesspool that produced our current president. Naturally, they will also investigate O'Keefe and Giles for the possible crime of having exposed ACORN's eagerness to aid and abet child prostitution, slave trafficking, and tax fraud:

Conyers and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank of Massachusetts asked the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service on Tuesday to provide an analysis on several aspects of ACORN. Among them:
• Any current or previous criminal investigations into the group.
• A breakdown of any funding received by the group and any violations of the terms of that funding.
• A report on alleged improprieties in collecting voter-registration forms and "the extent … that resulted in people being improperly placed on voting roles and actually attempting to vote."
• The group's programs to provide housing opportunities.
It also asked for a report on private sting activities "in which individuals have reportedly visited ACORN offices, misrepresented their identities and proposed activities, surreptitiously videotaped resulting conversations with ACORN workers, and widely distributed them."
The letter went onto say, "Conflicting allegations have been made about the propriety of these activities. Please research and report on the federal and state laws that could apply to such videotaping and distribution of conversations without the consent of all parties."

For having made it impossible to ignore the character of the people who have taken over our government, O'Keefe and Giles are among the greatest patriots this country has seen since the Revolution. As a reward, they will probably spend the rest of their lives paying off their legal bills.

Patriotic heroes under congressional investigation.

On a tip from J.

Obama FCC Diversity Czar: "We're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power."

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:57 AM

Mark Lloyd --- Chairman Zero's FCC Diversity Czar --- the guy who praised Hugo Chavez for shutting down opposition media --- advocates the use of government power to redistribute media access away from those who the government thinks shouldn't have it, and toward those whom it thinks should.

And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those (media) positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem. ... We're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power.

Not only that, he thinks that silly First Amendment thing is over-rated:

"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies."

A distraction, in other words, from using race-based preferences to create a communications infrastructure in which opposition to the Obama Regime can be suppressed.

"Bush had czars, too," the leftist nitwits will simper. OK, how many of Bush's czars were power-crazed radical Marxists and grievance-obsessed racists?


Ted Kennedy, Renaissance Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

Even as our rulers' Cloward-Piven economic policy drives the dollar down toward worthlessness, some things are going up in value — gold and ammunition for two examples, Ted Kennedy's artwork for another:

In the few weeks since his death, paintings and prints by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy have increased in value — not quite to the point of, say, an undiscovered Picasso, but enough that a few people put them up for sale on eBay and had the artwork snapped up within days.
While the prices for these online-auctioned works ranged from just over $500 to more than $5,000, many who own original or silk-screened copies of the senator's seaside scenes and still lifes say no amount of money could persuade them to sell his art.

Yes, I can understand how they might feel that way.


Painting wasn't the Lion of the Left's only gift. Testifies Boston city councilor Rob Consalvo:

People didn't always see the whole man, they saw just the public man, the senator. But he was a gifted athlete, he loved to sing, and he could paint. He had an amazing number of talents – not the least of which was inspiring others.

He could even sing in Spanish. How's this for inspiring:

The world will never be the same without him.

With thanks to Baby Ratdog.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

U.S. Senate to California Farmers: Drop Dead

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:50 AM

Demonstrating once again the moonbat priorities of the Demoncrat Senate majority, the Senate has voted to screw over hundreds of thousands of farmers and endanger our national food supply for the sake of a two-inch fish that probably isn't endangered anyway.

Because of the ruling of Moonbat Judge Oliver Wanger, millions of gallons of freshwater that could be growing crops and providing livelihoods to hundreds of thousands of people are washing uselessly into the sea. Farmers are facing bankruptcy and tens of thousands are out of work.

California's dingbat senators Dianne Feinstein and Babs "Ma'am" Boxer stood by and did nothing to correct this insanity. It took a Republican from South Carolina, Jim DeMint, to try and rescue California's farmers by proposing an amendment to restore water to the farmers in the San Joaquin valley. Guess what? Senate Demoncrats... including both dingbat senators from California... voted it down.

Update: Senior Dingbat Dianne Feinstein compares supplying Farmers with water to "Pear Harbor."

Hat Tip: Gay Patriot

Feds "Loan" Half a Billion for Stupid Electric Cars to be Built Overseas

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:24 AM

It's a good thing our government is so flush with cash that it can give out half a billion dollars in "loans" (that it will never see again) so that some guys in California can design luxury hybrids that will be built overseas.

The Energy Department said Tuesday it would lend $528.7 million to Fisker from a $25 billion fund to develop fuel-efficient vehicles.
Fisker, launched in 2007, is expected to release its first vehicle, the Karma, in the summer of 2010. The $87,900 plug-in luxury sports sedan, which has solar panels on the roof and allows motorists to drive gas-free for 50 miles, will be built in Finland by Valmet Automotive.

Wow! 50 whole miles! Gosh, everybody will want one of those! And it runs on electricity! Which doesn't require any consumption of resources or damage to the environment at all to produce, because it's magic!

Energy Kommissarr Stephen Chu announced that this glorious investment of the people's money would "create or save 5,000" jobs... a number that still had tiny bits of toilet paper clinging to it from the place he pulled it out of.

Another half billion for the Giant Money Hole

Canadians to Walk Out on Chairman Zero's BFF Ahmadinejad

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:55 AM

Canada is doing the right thing for once. They are going to walk out of the UN General Assembly rather than be lectured to by Holocaust-denying, Hitler-wannabe Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket.

Canada will boycott Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations on Wednesday, saying his outbursts about the Holocaust and Israel are "shameful."
Walking out of the chamber is seen as a strong diplomatic show of disgust at the UN -- and since the chamber is generally packed on the first day of the annual summit, Canada's empty seats will not go unnoticed.

Our own radical Marxist president, Chairman Zero --- who responded to the butcher of Iranian citizens by going out for ice cream --- will be at the UN. And he will deliver a speech in which he will bash the United States --- yet again --- so that he can bask in the applause of the world's tyrants, thugs, and dictators. The president is a textbook case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and to him, the applause of the powerful means everything, the cries of the oppressed mean nothing.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Chairman Obama's Neverending Number Line

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:38 AM

An alert reader of The Washington Times spotted this bumper sticker just a few blocks away from the White House:


You can find variants of this at several sites, including this one.

September 22, 2009

Steven Crowder Does UC Berkeley

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 PM

Hunting for liberal idiots to ridicule on the country's most prestigious public college campus is like shooting rats in a tank at the pet shop, but just because it's easy doesn't mean it can't be fun:

Despite the generous government subsidies, tuition at Berkeley costs tens of $thousands a year.

On a tip from J.

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:51 PM


In Obama's America, Toll Roads Are Racist

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:43 PM

Arlington County VA is suing to prevent to the creation of toll lanes to ease traffic on local freeways, because they're racist.

A lawsuit filed by Arlington County last month claims the lanes benefit wealthy white people and discriminates against minorities. While the only rule to get in the HOV lanes on Interstate 395 is you must have three people in the car, Arlington claims adding HOT lanes would cut out poor and minorities by defacto.

So, if tolls are racist because mostly affluent white people pay them, while less affluent minorities don't so much... aren't taxes racist for the same reason?

The insanity of the race-baiting left can not even be parodied any more. (And, pre-empting the trolls, Arlington County Virginia is uber-liberal.) provides a helpful flow chart to let you know if your criticism of Obama is legitimate or racist.

Update: Idiot Musician Dave Matthews says racism is "Everywhere" in America. Let's see. He's a left-wing musician who only hangs out with other lefty musicians and lefty celebrities, and he concludes from this that racism is all around him. Hmmmm....


Moonbat Tech: Blood-Powered Lamp

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:01 PM

A true moonbat is willing to suffer to save the polar bears — even to bleed for them. That's why his home is not complete without a blood-powered lamp:

Perhaps you would be better about lowering your carbon footprint if lighting up your home required a sample of your own blood. Designer Mike Thompson thinks so.
His concept Blood Lamp calls for users to break off the top of the bulb-shaped glass, cut their finger on the jagged edge and then mix a tablet in with their own blood. Some sort of mysterious, unexplained chemistry ensues and the bulb glows.

In case you aren't moonbatty enough to grasp the moral significance, The Design Blog explains:

Illustrating the importance of energy in human life and provoking the consumers to reduce on their carbon footprints, designer Mike Thompson has designed an innovative light called "Blood Lamp" that as depicted by its name, generates power from blood. … As excessive blood loss is dangerous to one's life, similarly overexploitation of natural resources, to produce extra energy, effects the environment and our quality of life.

Only with the Blood Lamp can you wallow in deranged liberal sanctimony just by turning on a light.

Janeane Garofalo is waiting for a version that runs on sebum.

On a tip from Paul G.

Obama's SecEnergy Expresses his Contempt for His Subjects

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:01 AM

Chairman Zero's Minister of Energy doesn't think very highly of the American public.

When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said.

In other words, people aren't wise enough to make their own decisions, so the Government will make decisions for them. Of course, if Chu spends his life surrounded by fellow leftists who giggle at the word "tea-bagger," one can see where he would get such a low opinion of the average American's mental faculties.

Of course, a spokesman had to come out and lie to the public after the embarrassing gaffe.

Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow added: “Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers."

Yeah, right. Also, ObamaCare won't add to the deficit. Van Jones wasn't a Communist. The President never even heard of ACORN before last week.

Oh, right...

The lies weren't quite over yet.

"There’s very little debate” that a new green energy economy will bring economic prosperity, Mr. Chu told reporters.

Very little debate within the administration, no doubt. Out in the real world, some argue that destroying two real jobs for every one green job isn't a good ROI.

Democrats just don't think you're up to the task of running your own life.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

On a tip from TED.

Tucson Schools to Impose Race-Based Discipline

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

Our post-racial era of Hopey Change means apartheid for kids trapped in Tucson's public schools. In addition to various programs that waste mountains of taxpayer money to promote not being Caucasian, the Tucson Unified School District has taken racial bean-counting to the ultimate extreme of absurdity by imposing a quota system for discipline:

The board is calling for a two-tiered form of student discipline. One for Black and Hispanic students; one for everyone else.
With the goal of creating a "restorative school culture and climate" that conveys a "sense of belonging to all students," the board is insisting that its schools reduce its suspensions and/or expulsions of minority students to the point that the data reflect "no ethnic/racial disparities."
From the section of the 52-page plan titled "Restorative School Culture and Climate," subhead, "Discipline":
"School data that show disparities in suspension/expulsion rates will be examined in detail for root causes. Special attention will be dedicated to data regarding African-American and Hispanic students."
The board approved creating an "Equity Team" that will oversee the plan to ensure "a commitment to social justice for all students."

Once the privileged ethnic groups lucky enough to be "oppressed" have reached their limit for discipline, only those animals that are less equal than the others are subject to punishment. Consequently,

Some behavior will be met with strict penalties; some will not. It all depends on the color of the student's skin.

It sure doesn't depend on the content of their character with liberals in charge.

On a tip from Henry.

Social Security Begins Going Bankrupt Next Year

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:39 AM

Margaret Thatcher once said that the problem with socialism was that sooner or later, you run out of other people's money.

Social Security is just about to run out of other people's money

Four years ago, George W. Bush attempted to reform the entitlement program Social Security, warning that the system was accelerating into collapse and would soon run deficits. Democrats scoffed and claimed the Social Security system was solid and wouldn’t have problems for at least 50 years, as Harry Reid told PBS’ Jim Lehrer in June 2005. Just last year, the CBO — under the direction of Peter Orszag, now budget director in the Obama administration — claimed that the first cash deficits in Social Security would not come until 2019.
Now, however, the CBO has determined that Social Security will run cash deficits next year and in 2011, and by 2016 will be more or less in permanent deficit mode.

Sounds like a great time to add a trillion-dollar health care entitlement to the Federal Budget, doesn't it?

Envirokooks Kill Solar Plant in Desert Wasteland

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Will Democrats permit any form of power production anywhere? Evidently not:

Oakland's BrightSource Energy Inc. said this week that it has scrapped a controversial plan to build a major solar thermal power plant in eastern Mojave Desert wilderness that Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to transform into a national monument.
The announcement ended a long-running dispute between backers of renewable energy and environmentalists strongly opposed to the idea of creating an industrial zone within 600,000 acres of former railroad lands that had been donated to the Department of Interior for conservation.

Environazis were concerned that building a solar plant in the desert would be offensive to plants and reptiles.

Again we see that what the extremely powerful environmental left objects to is not coal or oil or nuclear power per se, but any generation of any energy anywhere. In short, it objects to human civilization.

Hat tip: Interested-Participant. On a tip from BURNING HOT.

Abortion Addict Racks Up 15 Kills and Counting

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

Not all serial killers are wanted by the police. Self-described abortion addict Irene Vilar is free to kill and kill again with the active encouragement of authorities, who confiscate your money to help finance her homicidal activities.

Vilar has committed 15 abortions in 16 years. Here's how ABC sees fit to report on her accomplishment, and on her attempt to exploit it for financial gain:

Irene Vilar worries that her self-described "abortion addiction" will be misunderstood, twisted by the pro-life movement to deny women the right to choose.
Her book, "Impossible Motherhood," which will be released by Other Press on Oct. 6, chronicles her own dark choices: 15 abortions in 16 years, much of it as a married woman.
As press on the book has begun to leak out, Vilar — a literary agent and editor — says she has already sensed "an inkling of hatred."

The poor victim.

I wonder if the butchers at Planned Parenthood give her every tenth abortion on the house. They definitely owe her a lifetime achievement award.

Serial killer Irene Vilar.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

Town Bans All Police Pursuit

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

Wellford, South Carolina Mayor Sallie Peake is doing a great job of advancing the interests of her constituents — provided they're all criminals. Apparently it wasn't enough that police are forbidden to chase crooks in their cars. Peake issued the following decree:

As of this date, there are to be no more foot chases when a suspect runs. I do not want anyone chasing after any suspects whatsoever.

In case you're wondering what kind of lunatic would issue such an order:

Peake could be onto something with her tactic of answering every question with, "May God bless you." It reaches across the aisle more effectively than the standard "You're a racist."

On a tip from Stormfax.

Prince Charles Wants Everybody Else to Give Up Their Cars

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:27 AM

You first, Chuck

Not just to appease the Vengeful Goddess Gaia, mind you, but also because he thinks the peasants will be happier if relieved of the burden of motorcars. The London Telegraph Reports:

The Prince, who has two Jaguars, two Audis, a Range Rover and still drives an Aston Martin given to him by the Queen on his 21st birthday, said developers had a duty to put public transport and the pedestrian at the heart of their housing schemes.

This is why I just cannot take Global Warming seriously. Prince Charles, Al Gore, Robert F. Kennedy, Arianna Huffington, Thomas Friedman and all the other members of the Carbon Cult prodigiously enjoy all the luxuries of hydrocarbon consumption... gas-guzzling cars, private jets, gigantic homes, world travel ... but seek to deny any measure of those benefits to the working classes. It's why I suspect that the point of Global Warming hysteria isn't so much to "save the Earth" as it is to get all the unwashed masses off the freeways, off the airplanes, and off the beaches so the wealthy can have them all to themselves, while getting even richer through the Enron-scheme of selling worthless carbon credits for huge amounts of government-mandated money.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

Schools Still Staging Rent

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

Moonbat educrats continue to combine drama with sex ed and social engineering by having teenagers perform Rent, a Broadway musical that wallows in corruption and depravity, as part of a campaign to mainstream homosexuality among youth. Appallingly, it will be staged by Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City. We've got our backs to the wall if kids aren't safe from degenerate brainwashing at a Catholic school in conservative Utah.

Over the weekend the cast and crew were to participate in an AIDS Foundation event in hopes of generating publicity. Needless to say, anyone who really wanted to fight AIDS would stop encouraging children to experiment with homosexuality.

If you would like to help promote Rent, drama director Darin Hathaway wants to hear from you at

No word yet on when high schools will start staging productions of The 120 Days of Sodom.

On a tip from James.

ObamaCare Land: Where Facts Are Fantasy

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:53 AM

We already know that Our Dear Leader plays fast and loose with the facts when it comes to beguiling Americans to support Obama Care. This is just one example of the myriad lie tactics he has used: "if you don't have health insurance, then YOU WILL DIE." Our fanciful tale concerns one Otto S. Raddatz (God rest his soul), whom Chairman O used to paint a gloom-and-doom picture during his Joint Session of Congress:

"One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn't reported gallstones — that he didn't even know about — they delayed his treatment, and he died because of it."
But The Wall Street Journal reports Otto Raddatz did not die because of delays. His insurance policy was reinstated within three weeks and he later received a stem-cell transplant.
Raddatz died this year, nearly four years after the initial problems with his insurer. His sister, Peggy Raddatz, told the House Energy and Commerce Oversight Committee on June 16 that her brother received treatment that, "extended his life approximately three years."
But aides to the president insist he got the story essentially correct, because Raddatz did lose his insurance before the transplant.

Pathetic cover-ups of Obama's universal healthcare lies lies lies simply hasten the day when we'll see "Obama Care" writ large on one of these.

RIP ObamaCare. Puhleez.

September 21, 2009

Who to Believe: Moonbats or Your Lying Eyes?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 PM

Progressives remain in denial regarding the massive turnout for the 9/12 March on Washington, going so far as to pretend the liberal establishment media's preposterous and easily debunked estimates of 60,000 to 70,000 are even remotely credible. A more serious analysis of the crowd size resulted in an estimate of 1.7 million.

Having provided the public with tangible proof of the crowd's size, Sophia Elena has found herself subject to the abuse and calumnies of liberals bitterly incapable of acknowledging the scale of the resistance they face from decent, patriotic Americans. Here she responds:

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

Compliments of The.

Dog Offers Janeane Garofalo Appropriate Gesture of Respect

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

Unhinged moonbat skank Janeane Garofalo is so insufferable, not even her own dog can resist expressing his contempt:

Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.

Bride of the Socialist Joker

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

Compliments of Henry, on a request from Oiao:


Mao More Than Ever

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:53 PM


Some Americans are still denial that a guy who appoints avowed communists to his circle of advisors, pursues massive government intervention in the economy, seeks to redistribute wealth, and sides with Marxist dictators like Castro and Chavez against the free people of a sovereign country ... is probably a socialist himself. But the Communist Chinese are under no such delusions.

Update: I am informed via NRO that the Chinese characters say "Serve the People!" — a Maoist slogan, and are written in Mao's calligraphy.

Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power

Who Was Right, and Who Was Wrong?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:14 PM

Subject: The Cash for Clunkers Program

What the kool-aid drinking moonbats said
: The Cash for Clunkers program is an "overwhelming success" for the Obama Administration. It marks a turning point in the recovery. It cleaned up the environment, reinvigorated the auto industry, and created thousands of jobs.

What the right said: The Cash for Clunkers program was a giant boondoggle. At a cost to the taxpayers of $3 billion to subsidize cars people probably would have bought anyway, it provided a one-time boost for August sales while cannibalizing sales for the rest of the year. (Not to mention punishing those who had bought fuel efficient cars in the years prior.)

The Verdict? Here ya go... reports that “September’s light-vehicle sales rate will fall to 8.8 million units . . . the lowest rate in nearly 28 years, tying the worst demand on record. After the cash-for-clunkers program boosted August sales to their first year-over-year increase since October 2007, demand has plunged. In at least the last 33 years, the U.S. seasonally adjusted annual rate has only dropped as low as 8.8 million units once — in December 1981 — with records stretching back to January 1976.”

This is the type of FAIL we can expect from people with no practical knowledge of business, markets, or economics. BTW, they also want to manage health insurance.

Unless drowning in debt while accomplishing nothing is your idea of success.

Commie President to Pursue Unilateral Disarmament

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:42 PM

The leftist two-bong-hit pipe dream of the 1980's --- the unilateral disarmament of the United States --- is on the verge of becoming the official policy of the United States under the jug-eared Marxist radical in the White House. First, he has abandoned missile defense to ensure that the US is vulnerable to attack, now, he's ready to dismantle our nuclear deterrent, as the UK Guardian reports

Obama has rejected the Pentagon's first draft of the "nuclear posture review" as being too timid, and has called for a range of more far-reaching options consistent with his goal of eventually abolishing nuclear weapons altogether, according to European officials.

His intermediate goal is to cut the US nuclear arsenal from 2,100 warheads down to a few hundred, with global disarmament to follow. Yeah, good luck at getting the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Pakistanis and Venezuelans to drink the "No Nuke" bongwater with you, Jughead.

Beware the Hope & Change Express

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:10 PM

The London bus meme takes a new swerve, revised and extended by Bean:

You can run, Western World, but you can't hide from Reckless Barry and Jocular Joe.

British Nanny State Confiscates Children for Being Overweight

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:58 PM

If you want to know just how far authoritarian do-gooders will push statist intrusion in a country still widely regarded as "free," have a look at the surreal dystopia known as Airstrip One, where bureauweenies continue to confiscate children for not conforming to the government-mandated body mass index:

A couple soon expecting their seventh child has had their fifth and sixth taken by social workers after warnings that the family needed to slim down their overweight kids or risk losing custody. …
The family's 3- and 4-year-old have been moved into foster care, and STV [Scottish Television] reports the parents have been told "active steps" are being taken to remove the remaining children as well.
Experts contacted by STV warn that local authorities in the U.K., such as Dundee's City Council, which oversees the decision to remove the children, now treat obesity as an "abuse issue."

It is now "child abuse" not to regulate your child's weight according to official expectations. This is why it matters when liberals distort the meaning of terms.

To an extent, the parents asked for it:

The couple originally contacted social workers last year, seeking help with managing their children, STV reports, but local officials soon began to grow concerned about the children's weight.

Let that be a lesson to anyone who would consider asking Big Government for help.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:08 PM

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Coraline's Other Mother and Nasty Pelousy.

Stay away from whatever they're serving — and don't let them sew anything over your eyes.

Compliments of Mattius Maximus.

London Telegraph Tosses Obama Under the Bus

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:12 AM

I believe it was one of those neato, bright-red, double-decker tourist buses that just squished Chairman Obama, courtesy of Edward Lucas at the London Telegraph. While trying to let Obama ride with respect to the enormity of the presidential "to-do list" he faces, Lucas then runs him over:

The grizzled veterans of the Democratic leadership in Congress have found Mr Obama and his team of bright young advisers a pushover. That has gravely weakened his flagship domestic campaign, for health-care reform, which fails to address the greatest weakness of the American system: its inflated costs. His free trade credentials are increasingly tarnished too. His latest blunder is imposing tariffs on tyre imports from China, in the hope of gaining a little more union support for health care. But at a time when America's leadership in global economic matters has never been more vital, that is a dreadful move, hugely undermining its ability to stop other countries engaging in a ruinous spiral of protectionism.

Despite disagreeing with the Bush missile-shield plan, Lucas couldn't pass up mentioning The Immaculator's "offensively casual treatment of east European allies such as Poland" which came across as a "naïve appeasement of the regime in Moscow." There's keen perception for you, rarely seen in the American state-run media.

In summary, Mr. Lucas observes:

Mr Obama has tactics a plenty - calm and patient engagement with unpleasant regimes, finding common interests, appealing to shared values - but where is the strategy? What, exactly, did "Change you can believe in" – the hallmark slogan of his campaign – actually mean?

When the usual America-hating, Bush-bashing suspects find themselves wondering whether he is "beginning to look out of his depth," one wonders to what new depths the Obsequiator-in-Chief will sink, so as to get the world to love and respect him again. (Never mind the USA.)

You can run, Chairman O, but you can't hide.

From a twip (Twitter tip) by tahDeetz.

UPDATE: Thanks to BackPain for the new graphic.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

Compliments of

Veracious Symbolism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM


Moonbattery reader Jed comments on the Obama emblem used at Democrat propaganda sites:

It's insulting enough that it appears as if this eagle has had the wind knocked out of him by the Obama logo, some of the leaves have fallen off the olive branch, and apparently someone ate the olives.
Even more insulting is the White House's clear disregard for our patriotic symbolism.
Maybe Comrade Obama forgot to count, but our eagle holds 13 arrows; each one represents one of our original colonies. The Fascist Falange however has only five, held together with a yoke.

Either the liberal fascists running our country are totally clueless regarding political symbolism, or they understand it all too well.

Chaos, Destruction Expected as Moonbats Converge on Pittsburgh

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 AM

An estimated 1.7 million patriots descended on Washington on 9/12, and left it looking at least as good as they found it. No one expects the same to hold true of the moonbats who will converge on Pittsburg for the G20 summit:

Barely a block from a parking lot where Pittsburgh will house protesters of the Group of 20 summit is one of the city's most eclectic neighborhoods — a strip of mom-and-pop, homegrown grocery stores, restaurants and businesses that exemplify the kind of world the protesters say they want.
However, fears of violent clashes, property damage or simply a traffic nightmare are forcing some businesses in the city's Strip District to close during the two-day summit — possibly even board up their windows — and miss what they say could potentially be a booming sales opportunity.
"We're a small mom-and-pop business and I'd rather lose business for two days than risk getting caught in something that could get violent," said Lisa Karsenic, owner of Two Louie's Market, a small deli and grocery store less than a block from the parking lot where protesters will gather. …
Thousands of people are expected to flock to Pittsburgh to protest everything from globalization, policies they view to be harmful to the environment, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and even mega-corporations, the types of businesses conspicuously absent in the Strip District. …
Then there are the rumors: shop windows have already been broken; human feces has been left at different establishments; dispersing the crowd in the evening from the parking lot will lead to clashes; protesters have nowhere to go out at night so they will cause trouble. …
Amy Rosenfield, owner of Mon Aimee Chocolat, a shop that specializes in artisan chocolates produced by people who work directly with plantations that grow organic beans, is concerned that broken store windows combined with autumn heat could — quite literally — melt away her inventory.

Moonbat groups have plans to target specific businesses for harassment and destruction for daring to participate in the American way of life. Armed forces recruiting stations are also expected to be hit.

Needless to say, no one felt the need to board up windows in DC, despite a vastly larger crowd of patriots. It isn't hard to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys.


tea party
Whose world would you rather live in?

On tips from Matthew B and B1BBET.

ACORN Closing Down 40% of its Offices

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:41 AM


ACORN was where the Moonbat Messiah got his street cred as community agitator. ACORN was the unsung hero (to the left) of the 2008 elections. The same Barack Obama who claims he knows nothing ... NOTHING ... about ACORN gave them $800,000 out of his campaign coffers for "get out the vote" activities. ACORN's questionable voter tactics secured a margin of Obamacrat victory in normally sane states like North Carolina and Indiana. Despite (or perhaps because of) multiple allegations of and indictments for voter fraud, ACORN secured millions, perhaps billions, in the Spendulus package as a payoff from grateful Obamacrats.

But, alas, an intrepid duo of documentary film-makers (O'Keefe and Giles), a blogger (Breitbart), and a talk show host (Beck) exposed the fact that ACORN was nothing else but a criminal enterprise designed to shakedown the taxpayers for money, As a result, both branches of Congress have moved to defund ACORN, and the shakedown artists have been forced to close 40% of their offices in cities like Chicago, Salt Lake City, and New Orleans, and are no longer signing up new members. ACORN claims it's because of the "poor economy," which we know is bull because in a poor economy an organization like that backed by millions in taxpayer funding should be expanding.

This explains the deranged hatred of the left toward Glenn Beck. It must suck to be a leftist and have someone you've derided as an idiotic "mad man" expose and destroy one of your key players.

Moonbat Fashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

Victoria Rowell at the 2009 Emmy Awards:


Political subtlety isn't Hollyweird's strong suit.

On a tip from The Blogprof.

ObamaCare Tampon Tax

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Over and over, Candidate Obama promised that 95% of Americans would pay less in taxes if he took power. Yet the Baucus bill — which Chairman Zero's allies in Congress may ram through with the nuclear option — taxes items used by far more than 5% of us, including tampons, contact lens solution, and condoms.

Rick Tyler of Renewing American Leadership comments:

[W]hat I think people are beginning to understand is when President Obama said in the speech, "I will not pass this if it adds a single dollar to the deficit," and what he means by that, and what he didn't say, and what hasn't been covered, is that when you don't add a single dollar to the deficit to pay for this massive increase in spending, you have to increase taxes. …
So, since King George put a tax on tea 236 years ago, we've gone from a revolt from a tax on tea to a revolt on Obama's tax on tampons. And it is not because people are racist or have a propensity to violence, they're just against it, and people understand that every tax is an encroachment on freedom.

Something else people are beginning to understand is that no tampon tax is going to pay for socialized medicine. The biggest tax will come as more and more money is printed to pay for outrageous extravagances on the socialist wish list. The ensuing inflation will be a massive tax on every single person who uses American currency, whether they buy tampons or not.

Maybe it's time to dump some of these in Boston Harbor.

On a tip from John R.

The Facebook Hillbilly Beats the Teleprompter Messiah

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:13 AM

Dear Reader corralled up Congress so he could make his big pitch for Government Health Care. (Why force Congress to listen to a speech if no one's allowed to question him? It seems imperious and undemocratic to me, but I digress.) It failed to move the needle. So, Dear Reader went on five different TV networks to repeat his, by now, increasingly stale talking points, and only succeeded in making himself look like a jackass when challenged with the dictionary definition of tax increase. (BTW, the thing Dear Reader claims isn't a tax is called a tax in the Baucus Health Care bill.)

All the King's media and all the King's men still can't make Humpty Dumbass look anything like a competent president.

Meanwhile, private citizen Sarah Palin eschews media appearances, and with nothing more than a few Facebook posts has had more effect on the debate over Government-Controlled Health Care. Obamacrats hated her for labeling government efforts to discourage life-extending care 'Death Panels,' but it rattled them enough to take those provisions out of the bill. And it got under Dear Reader's skin enough that he brings up the phrase repeatedly when trashing opposition to his bill. Partly because of the objections she and talk radio have raised about its enormous cost, increased regulation, and unintended consequences, a 56% majority of the public opposes Government-Controlled Health Care.

Sarah Palin accomplishes more with two Facebook posts than Dear Reader accomplishes with all the media in the world at his back.

But we're supposed to believe he's a super-genius and she's a dumb hillbilly.


Even Sweden Turns Away From Socialism

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

As the moonbats running the federal government steer America off the rails into socialism, countries that have already made that mistake are struggling to get their economies back on track:

Sweden's centre-right government on Saturday announced income tax cuts of 10 billion kronor to stimulate the job market, its primary objective. … The proposal, to be presented to parliament on Monday as part of the 2010 budget bill, is the fourth leg of a tax cut programme introduced in January 2007 to stimulate employment. …
"The coalition government has agreed on reforms for jobs and entrepreneurialism that will increase employment in the long-term. It has to be more profitable to work and more companies should be able to hire employees," the government said.
Since coming to power in late 2006, the government has launched a series of measures aimed at inciting Swedes to return to the job market instead of living off of state subsidies.

No matter how many times you add two and two, you get four. Similarly, no matter how many times progressives impose socialism, it does not work. Freedom does.

Unfortunately it is much easier to put people on the government dole than to get them off it — as the current gang in DC is well aware.

On tips from B1BBET and AmericanToTheCore.

Tsar Wars Attack of the Clowns Action Figures

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:37 AM

Collect the whole set at AmericaIsAnObamanation:


Obama Thwarts NY Gov. Patterson's Election Prospects

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:38 AM

President Obama does, yet again, that which he has become so profoundly adept: tossing folks under the bus. This time, it's not his granddad or even his wife (for that ridiculous stunt she pulled last week, at profound taxpayer expense). It is none other than a fellow African American executive office holder: the hapless New York Governor David Patterson:

The notion that the nation's first black president would be responsible for destroying the candidacy of New York's first black governor left some of the state's normally voluble Democratic officials speechless -- but not surprised.
That's because Obama, unlike Gov. Paterson, was elected to his job, and thus is sensitive to the implications of a chief executive having no prospect of being elected to his, especially in a key Democratic state.
Obama knows that Paterson is the most unpopular governor in the United States, and -- given the problems that are racking so many states -- that's saying a lot.

Our Dear Leader may be a radical socialist miscreant, but he's no fool. He knows that the inept Gov. Patterson is exquisitely unable to be elected, let alone to be an effective political ally in this lynchpin Northeast liberal bastion. It is ironic, though, that we can actually see in Gov. Patterson's misdeeds a reasonable reflection of The Anointed One's White House exploits:

Whether it was his massive state spending and tax increases in the face of a deteriorating economy, his favoritism toward friends and cronies in hiring and handing out raises, … or, most recently, his bizarre claim that he -- along with Obama -- were or soon would be victims of a white-controlled media conspiracy, Paterson has single-handedly turned what was initially an overwhelmingly supportive and sympathetic New York electorate against him.

Hmmm... sounds... so... familiar...

If there's anything we've learned from Jimmy Carter, it's that if you disagree with or don't support a Black politician, then you are a racist. QED: Obama is a racist. In fact, BHO is actually supporting the white guy, Andrew Cuomo, over the black candidate. That makes him way racist.

"Carry my OJ, Dave? You can't even carry your own water."

September 20, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 PM

Everywhere except FNC, that is. Compliments of Jim Lavery.

Criminals for Gun Control

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:30 PM

It's not as if ignoring the Second Amendment doesn't benefit anyone. In addition to soothing the nerves of our corrupt socialist overlords, it also greatly improves working conditions for criminals:

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 PM

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Compliments of Henry.

Why the Media Doesn't Like Reporting on ACORN Corruption

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

Commit this to memory before it's scrubbed:

On a tip from J.

Won't Get Fooled Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM

The liberal media's relentless hype and selective reporting — along with his own lies — duped some otherwise patriotic Americans into voting for Chairman Zero. But they won't get fooled again.

The Obamunist Revolution will be repealed.

On a tip from TED.

Drink the Kool-Aid

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

Comrade Obama has inspired another of his subjects to song:

On a tip from Tony D.

World's Skinniest Book

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 PM

The book "Democrat Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior" is so thin that it doesn't exist. Here's the movie version:

On a tip from John R.

Straight From the Horse's Ass's Mouth

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 PM

As currently conceived, ObamaCare technically won't cover the millions upon millions of illegal aliens our rulers have allowed to colonize parts of the country — not that "undocumented Americans" won't continue to avail themselves of emergency room services at no cost to themselves. However, the whole illegal alien issue will be moot, if Chairman Zero waves a wand and grants amnesty, vastly expanding the welfare roles per the Cloward-Piven Strategy and setting off a new wave of Third-World immigration intended to establish a socialist majority. Don't take my word for it — here's Comrade Obama pandering to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute:

On tips from Kevin R and Bill T.

Hear No ACORN, Speak No ACORN, See No ACORN

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:06 PM

Until recently, ABC's insufferable Charles Gibson had never heard of the earth-shaking O'Keefe/Giles tapes exposing the sordid corruption and degeneracy that characterizes the nation's largest community activist group.

In all his excessive media face time, Obama has never had much to say about ACORN until he was finally forced to call for some vague investigation — despite killing one recently — and let loose with this whopper:

I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

Who else would try to funnel literally $BILLIONS of our money into this depraved syndicate of left-wing radicals if not the former Senator From ACORN, who has been using ACORNistas for his foot soldiers his entire career, even paying them $800,000 for their extremely dubious election services in 2008? Rather than insult us with preposterous lies, he ought to go back to staying silent on the subject.

Nasty Pelousy, as always, is on some other planet.

Compliments of R Martin.

60,000 to 70,000 Lie Debunked

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

Statist liars have attempted to belittle the historic March on Washington last weekend by pretending that only 60,000 to 70,000 attended, when the actual figure was easily ten times higher. Their estimate was taken from the clearly partisan bureauweenies in charge of ultra-liberal DC's Fire Department. Since it was the lowest they could find, establishment propagandists ran with it — although it is easily debunked:

[O]ne completely objective source of information is the number of people who rode Metro, Washington, DC's mass transit subway system. Washington Metro measures and releases its ridership numbers and these numbers have been used in the past to judge the size of major events in Washington, DC.
For a fair comparison, we looked at the Saturday after Labor Day in 2008, which is when September 12 fell in 2009. On September 12, 2009, 437,624 rode metro rail. By comparison, on the Saturday after Labor Day in 2008, 202,528 rode. The difference is 235,096. Even if nobody else came to the March, and we know they did by chartered bus and by carpool, the theory that only 70,000 people were there is off by roughly 335% - debunking the 70,000 claim.

Many more wanted to take Metro but couldn't, due to inadequate service. No wonder some want it privatized.

Lies from the governmedia won't hold down patriots.

On tips from Oiao.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

On a tip from TED.

Dear Leader Takes Aim at Fox News, Hits His Own Foot

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

Chairman Zero is flooding the zone again today, hawking socialized medicine on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and even Univision. In an arrogant gesture both childishly petulant and alarming indicative of his totalitarian attitudes, he has excluded Fox News, despite its massive viewership. He wants to reach everyone, but the flag-waving bitter clingers he associates with the FNC audience don't count as part of everyone. Let this be a lesson to any media outlet that puts journalism ahead of obsequious statist idolatry.

If Comrade Obama really wants to terminate unflattering coverage from Fox, he'll have to go the Venezuelan route — an approach his Hugo Chavez-idolizing Political Censorship Czar Mark Lloyd will love. Snubbing FNC only establishes the network as the only one that isn't in the government's pocket.

Incessantly blanketing the airwaves with his snake oil pitches is also likely to blow up in his face. Familiarity breeds contempt, even among moonbats.

Compliments of Torey.

Obama Advisor: US Should Shoot Down Israeli Jets to Protect Iran

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:40 AM

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who advised both the original Jimmy Carter and now advises Barack Obama (a.k.a. Jimmy Carter the Second) said in an interview that Obama should order U.S. jets to shoot down any Israeli jets that attempt to take out the nuclear facilities of the Iranian Regime; a regime that both denies the Holocaust and vows to finish what Hitler started.

In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace:
Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not.

If nothing else, Chairman Zero's administration is consistent. They openly side with Marxist thugs against the free people of Honduras. They sold out the free people of Poland and the Czech Republic to Russia. And it is not unthinkable in Obama's circle of advisors to commit an act of war against the free people of Israel in support of the world's deadliest terror regime.

That's effed up.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

Al Sharpton and Calypso Louis Farrakhan Welcome "Brother Khadafy" to the USA

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:45 AM

This week, Obama's government will welcome with open arms Moammar Khadafy (dictator of Libya) and Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket (the thug dictator of Iran who slaughtered his own people after the last election). Unwelcome in NYC, however, is Roberto Michelitti, the legitimate president of Honduras under that country's constitution, because our radical socialist president sides with Marxist thugs against the free people of Honduras.

Decent people are appalled that the welcome mat is being extended for murderous thugs and sworn enemies of free people everywhere. Indecent people who hate freedom and America ... like Al Sharpton and Calypso Louis Farrakhan... are delighted that Obama's government is welcoming these thugs, especially "Brother Khadafy." Radio Equalizer quotes Farrakhan on Sharpton's radio show.

"Libya is a part of the Security Council and it will be a Libyan Diplomat that will head up the General Assembly and so Brother Moammar Khadafy is coming to America to deliver a message. As you may know. This past year, he was voted Chairman or President of the African Union."

Decent people would see the foregoing quote as a condemnation of the UN and the African Union rather than as praise for Khadafy, but moonbats are not decent people. These radical socialists adore brutal thug dictators like Khadafy, like Mugabe, like Chavez, like Ahmadinnerjacket, but they see patriotic Americans who want constitutional government as "brownshirts" and "domestic terrorists."

And that's just effed up.

"Why these hands are covered in the blood of innocents. May I lick them off for you?"

September 19, 2009

March on Washington Gala 1-Week Anniversary

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

In commemoration of the 1-week anniversary of the biggest Tea Party yet, here are a few more shots of an event too huge not to change the game, no matter how brazenly the liberal media lies regarding the turnout.

Via Looking at the Left, on a tip from SnowSnake:









More, from What Bubba Knows:






The sign reading "I represent another 150 people @ home" reminds us that only a small percentage of the patriots fed to the teeth with moonbattery and Obamunism could make it to DC. Many of those who couldn't turned out for local rallies like this one in Quincy, Illinois (compliments of Mark Polege):




Don't let the establishment media slip last Saturday down the memory hole. To save the world's Last Best Hope, we need to build on our momentum.

Iran's Mullahs or the Democrat Party?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:35 AM

Who was it who recently declared that their opponents would be met with "a rain of hellfire" if those opponents continued to oppose their objectives?

Was it...

1. Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket and the Iranian Mullahs threatening the Israelis?

2. Nancy "we need to curb our enthusiasm" Pelosi's Democrat Party threatening Republican critics of ObamaCare?

3. Kanye West threatening people who still insist he's a gay fish.

Answer here.

Leftists Continue to Lie About Glenn Beck and the Right Wing

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:48 AM

Progressive Socialism is based on lies, and requires the constant repetition of lies in order to sustain itself. After Ted Kennedy died, the left went into overdrive promoting the lie that JFK and RFK were assassinated by the American Right. In fact, JFK was murdered by a communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, and RFK by an Islamist, Sirhan Sirhan. But the lie about the Kennedy assassination suits the current narrative that any opposition to any Obama agenda item could lead to the murder of the president, so the right has to sit down and shut up while the Obamacrats can ram radical socialism down the country's throat.

The latest lie comes from the Soros-funded left-wing outfit Media Matters (a.k.a. Medea Mutters). These lying leftist creeps cut and spliced a Glenn Beck commentary to an ACORN video so that they could claim he said almost the exact opposite of what he really said. As reported by Wizbang, Medea Mutters sliced and diced the commentary to make it appear as though Beck had no doubt that the woman had committed murder and ACORN was covering it up. They deliberately cut out the following part of the commentary.

I don't know but we haven't been even able to confirm from the state of California whether Theresa's husband from ten years ago was killed. Or if he's dead. Or if she even had a husband. Did she make the story up? I don't know.

A couple of weeks ago, the left was promoting the lie that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990. Ask yourself, why does the left have to lie all the time about everything?

Bride of Obama Returns From Shopping Spectacle

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Compliments of Sal, Moonbattery has obtained an exclusive photo of the First Klingon returning from her big trip to the market:


San Francisco to Punish Stores That Sell Soda

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

The war on soda is going into overdrive in San Franfreakshow, where the degenerate mayor plans to punitively loot stores that dare sell it:

Calling soda the new tobacco, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce legislation this fall that would charge a fee to retailers that sell sugary beverages.
Newsom would need voter approval to tax individual cans of soda and sugary juice, but only needs approval from the Board of Supervisors to levy a fee on retailers. …
Newsom wouldn't say how much the stores would have to pay or how the city would spend the fees. When he first floated the idea in 2007, he said the money would go to his Shape Up San Francisco exercise program and for media campaigns to discourage soda drinking.

At least when the Mafia forced storeowners to pay a fee not to have their windows broken, they had the honesty not to sanctimoniously pretend they were doing it for anyone's good but their own.

Vice president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Jim Lazarus wonders,

Does this mean there's a fee on candy bars, on ice cream, on potato chips? Where do you draw the line?

If it's left to our liberal rulers, never. They will keep looting us and gnawing away at every liberty until progressive utopia is attained, and Americans are indistinguishable from farm animals that can't even imagine doing anything the farmer doesn't want them to.

Even before the imposition of ObamaCare, bureauweenies are using healthcare costs as a pretext to inflict totalitarian restrictions on every picayune aspect of our lives:

Mitch Katz, director of the city's Department of Public Health, said a study conducted over the past nine months shows a clear link between soda consumption and an increased burden on the public health system. He did not have a total dollar figure.
He said he considers a soda fee an incremental step, and that other sugary foods could someday have a surcharge as well.

Then they can go after every other substance that incurs their disapproval, until we're left to subsist on arugula and marijuana.

Only Big Government can protect us from this menace.

On tips from Emily, Wiggins, and Henry.

Chris Wallace on the World's Biggest Bunch of Crybabies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

If whining doesn't work, there are other means to micromanage the content of news programs — as Obama's Political Censorship Czar Mark Lloyd can confirm.

On a tip from Oiao.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Compliments of Sal.

Wolf Blitzer on Jeopardy: Major Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

If Wolf Blitzer comes across as a little clueless, it's because CNN has managed to hide the fact that he's actually totally clueless, as the world discovered when he appeared on Jeopardy Thursday night.

"What is Jerusalem?" signified that Blitzer literally does not know where Jesus Christ was born, despite presumably having graduated from kindergarten. It wasn't easy to top the appalling ignorance ABC's Charles Gibson recently displayed by announcing that he had never heard of the game-changing O'Keefe/Giles ACORN videos — yet Blitzer managed.

How appropriate that they applied socialist principles so that even the witless Wolf could play in Final Jeopardy, despite having dug himself $4,600 in the hole.

Via Politico. More at Gawker. On tips from Tony I, Lyle, V the K, and Knights of the Dumb Table.

September 18, 2009

Terror Plotters to Plead "Not Guilty by Reason of Fried Chicken"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:01 PM

The murderer of Harvey Milk and George Mosconi gave us 'The Twinkie Defense.' Now, the terrorists who plotted to attack Jewish synagogues and aircraft in New York City are claiming that Federal investigators entrapped them into plotting terror by feeding them fried chicken.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Leibowitz said he would investigate whether the informant offered inducements - of the chicken variety or otherwise - to the suspects. "I'm going to inquire as to whether there was a Crown Chicken relationship," he said.

That must have been pretty darn good chicken to induce perfectly innocent people to plot terrorism.

This must be why every time I pick up a bucket of extra crispy, I want to blow up airplanes and synagogues.

Hat Tip: Lawhawk

First Lady Purchases Most Expensive Leafy Greens Ever

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:31 PM

So, what do you do if you just happen to run out of certified organic Tuscan kale? Vladimir Putin will be over any minute, to graciously thank your husband for trashing the Polish/Czech missile defense shield. Looming international crisis if the meal isn't just right.

Well, if you're Our Dear First Lady Michelle-My-Belle Obama, you simply pop on down to the local farmer's market, a short block or two away from the White House, for a quick, unobtrusive, errand:

The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs..., put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.

What a beautiful day in Washington DC it was: partial sun, light breeze, and only slightly humid from the panting of myriad police dogs.

Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. "Now it's time to buy some food," she told several hundred people who came to watch. "Let's shop!"

As the camera swoops over the crowd toward the First Lady with a stunning bird's-eye POV (courtesy of a special-ops modified Apache helicopter, hellfire-stinger-sidewinder-equipped and with upgraded A-10 Warthog-class 40mm gatling gun), a touching ceremony ensues.

Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama's neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

That wee bunch of certified organic Tuscan kale probably cost the American taxpayer more money than either you or I could possibly spend in a Whole Foods market shopping spree. That booty could have fed an entire family in ACORN housing for a week, with money left-over for HBO and Showtime. But at least it was organic, dadgummit.

Even the lei was organically grown. Don't ask.

Insane Killer Escapes on Field Trip to County Fair

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:16 PM

It sounds like a plot from Reno 911. Somebody at Eastern State Hospital in the moonbat-infested state of Washington thought it would be a great idea to let insane murderer Philip Arnold Paul take a field trip to a county fair despite what authorities call a "violent criminal past and history of trying to escape."

Apparently, letting "murderers, rapists and pedophiles committed to the hospital as criminally insane" out on field trips is a standard policy, despite protests from the Washington State Employees union.

Paul murdered an old lady in 1987, soaked her body in gasoline, and buried her in a flower garden. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced to treatment in a state hospital. Paul had attempted to escape on a previous field trip, but failed. This time he succeeded.

At the time of his escape, he was on a trip to the fair with 30 other inmates and 11 staff members. Even though employees alerted supervisors within minutes of his disappearance, administrators at the hospital waited for two hours before alerting authorities.

Hopefully, he'll be caught before he walks into an ACORN office, gets home loan, and goes to work as a census taker.

Insane killer at a county fair? Why didn't *we* think of that?

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:40 PM

nasty-pelousy.jpg  Marshall-Herff-Applewhite-Jr.jpg
California crazies Nasty Pelousy and Marshall Herff Applewhite, Jr.

Compliments of Tony I.

'The View' Rushes to ACORN's Defense

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:36 PM

The dimwitted damsels of 'The View' once again make the case for the repeal of the 19th Amendment by running to the defense of the taxpayer funded criminal enterprise known as ACORN.

As reported by Newsbusters, 'The View' defended ACORN partly because of its work with the poor and underprivileged, but mostly because they would defend a cannibal baby-rapist if the alternative was admitting Republicans were right. Whoopi Goldberg cackled:

So now where do they go? I am sick and tired of people dismantling stuff and saying, "Oh, we're for the people," and then leaving the people this. Because they don't care.

Dingbat Queen Joy Behar uses ACORN as another opportunity to slam the Catholic Church, saying, "They haven't dismantled the Catholic Church and they have some boneheads in there."

It probably never occurred to these idiot harridans that there are plenty of organizations that help the poor and underprivileged without engaging in tax fraud, immigration fraud, voter fraud, and facilitation of child prostitution.

Say No to Amazonian Masterhood.

BigFurHat's Undercover ACORN Adventures

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:17 PM



On a tip from TED.

12 Year Old Symbolizes British Emasculation, Depravity

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:09 AM

Airstrip One continues its metaphorical and sometimes literal decline into a depraved, emasculated culture. Somewhere in Albion, a 12 year old boy is slated to undergo a sex change, and his classmates have been rounded up, lectured to, and indoctrinated to treat him as a girl until the actual mutilation of his body can take place.

Over the summer holidays his parents changed his name to a female one by deed poll. He is preparing to undergo hormone treatment and surgery - and could become the world's youngest sex-swap patient in the coming years.

I feel so sorry for this poor kid. He has a mental illness, and instead of treatment that would enable him to love and accept the body he was born in, he's going to have his body surgically and chemically mutilated and spend the rest of his life as a freak. And moonbats will congratulate themselves on their "compassion."

BTW, since the kid's family apparently lives on welfare, I'm guessing the British taxpayers will be paying for this abomination. NHS "can't afford" to provide breast cancer drugs to victims of that disease, but there's always money for politically fashionable operations like sex changes.

Adult moonbats project their psychosexual neuroses onto children, because it amuses them

Former SEIU Honcho Busted for Kiddie Porn, Child Molestation

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

Not all of Comrade Obama's foot soldiers are from ACORN. Some are from the closely associated SEIU, which shares a headquarters with ACORN in New Orleans. It was SEIU goons who were dispatched to town hall meetings to shout down patriots — and even to rough them up.

It's no wonder ACORN and SEIU get along so well. First we learn that ACORN offices from one end of the country to the other were eager to help establish brothels specializing in child sex slaves. Next, former SEIU head Jaime Feliciano is busted for kiddie porn and child molestation:

A former union official and California Department of Insurance employee was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison after entering no contest pleas to charges of child molestation, possession of child pornography, and manufacturing child pornography.
Jaime Enrique Feliciano, who served as a chapter president of Service Employees International Union Local 1000, which represents thousands of Sacramento-area state workers, had previous convictions for child molestation and failure to register as a sex offender.
In September 2008, investigators with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department initiated an investigation into Feliciano following a tip. Deputy District Attorney Lani Biafore said detectives recovered thousands of images of child pornography from Feliciano's computers, as well as images of him molesting a young girl.

In progressive circles, molesting little girls instead of little boys probably makes Feliciano a square.

Anyone surprised that the liberal establishment media doesn't consider this story worth reporting?

If Feliciano's world, you've got to get them young if you want them uncorrupted.

On a tip from Bill V. Hat tip: American Thinker.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

Compliments of Sal.

Why Poland and the Czech Republic Were Fed to the Bear

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

In case you were wondering why Chairman Zero threw our Polish and Czech allies to the Russian bear by yanking away their missile defense — on the 70th anniversary of Poland's invasion by Russia, no less — foreign policy wiz Joe Biden explains:

"I think we are fully capable and secure dealing with any present or future potential Iranian threat," he told CNN's Chris Lawrence in Baghdad, where he is on a brief trip.
"The whole purpose of this exercise we are undertaking is to diminish the prospect of the Iranians destabilizing that region in the world. I am less concerned — much less concerned — about the Iranian potential."

Who cares about Russia? The problem is Iran, and Iran's not a problem. Also breaking yesterday:

Experts at the world's top atomic watchdog are in agreement that Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and is on the way to developing a missile system able to carry an atomic warhead, according to a secret report seen by The Associated Press.
The document drafted by senior officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency is the clearest indication yet that the agency's leaders share Washington's views on Iran's weapon-making capabilities.
It appears to be the so-called "secret annex" on Iran's nuclear program that Washington says is being withheld by the IAEA's chief.

Iran is on the verge of producing nuclear missiles that could reach our friends in Eastern Europe, and our government knows it — but apparently Plugs didn't know that we know that he knows. Or he actually has no clue what's going on, because the mistake of bringing this idiot into the White House to lend gravitas to Comrade Obama's foreign policy is so glaringly obvious that they don't bother to brief him anymore.

What's really behind the sacrifice of our loyal Iraq allies Poland and the Czech Republic to their more immediate threat, Russia? Reaganite Republican offers a clue:

Once the White House announced they were axing the shield, Russia's government said PM Vladimir Putin would meet several U.S. executives today from firms including General Electric, Morgan Stanley, and TPG- one of the world's largest private equity firms.
General Electric may be the company with the closest ties to the Obama administration (if not Goldman Sachs), and here we see the company benefiting from a sudden foreign policy change implemented by Barack Obama.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt sits on Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and GE owns MSNBC- you figure it out.

Even the three stooges — Brian Williams, Charles Gibson, Katie Cupcake — have the smarts to connect a few of these dots had they any interest. Scratch Williams — he's on GE's payroll.

Freedom's defense against a reawakening Evil Empire.

On tips from I'm A Lasagna Hog, Refuter of Liberal Vermin, Gretchen, and Byron.

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Deeds

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:13 AM

This is painful to watch, if you're a moonbat. Demonrat Gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds whip-sawing back and forth between. "I won't raise taxes," and "I'll raise revenue any way I have to," in the space of a few seconds and eventually snapping at a female reporter.

You almost feel sorry for the guy, but then you remember, he's a Democrat. The two faces of Deeds expose an essential truth about liberals; they can't win elections outside of narrow blue nutjob ghettos in the big cities without lying their keisters off about their agenda.

This is a bit like Chairman Zero promising not to raise taxes on 95% of Americans, while generating massive deficits that will inevitably lead to massive tax increases. Chairman Zero claims he can pay for his health care plan with "savings and efficiency." But here he is in 2007 saying savings and efficiency were bullspit, and you would have to raise taxes to pay for health care.

To paraphrase Terry Pratchett, lying isn't something progressive politicians do, it's something they are. Call it progressive, call it liberal Democrat, call it socialist, call it moonbattery, it's all built on the lie that you can continuously and forever confiscate the earnings of the productive segment of society to pay off the unproductive segment society, and no harm will be done. When your entire political philosophy is based on a lie, all other lies come easily.

Maybe Mr. Deeds problem is being a relatively nice guy from a rural district, he hasn't learned to lie so effortlessly as left-wing political hustlers from the big city do.

Hat Tip: Betsy's Page and Jim Geraghty at NRO.

September 17, 2009

Congress Votes to Cut Off Torrent of Our Money Pouring Into ACORN

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

In the aftermath of the stunning revelations by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, the House has passed a resolution that will supposedly prevent still more $millions of our money being flushed down the sewer called ACORN. Incredibly, even now there are bureaucrats who will defend an organization that helped cause the financial crisis, that is engaged in voter fraud from one end of the country to the other, that has proven consistently eager to facilitate tax fraud, slave trafficking, and child prostitution, and — worst of all — that served as the breeding ground that produced an egomaniacal Marxist punk known to some as the Moonbat Messiah.

The shameful list of Congresscreeps who voted to keep on stealing our money on ACORN's behalf can be found here. Despite the underhanded tactic of tacking the measure onto a bill to seize control of student loans, only Democrats voted against it. Not a one of them doesn't need to be run out of Washington at the soonest possible opportunity.

The Senate passed a measure to deny ACORN federal housing funds on Monday. The following seven Senators were arrogant enough to vote against it:

Burris (D-IL)
Casey (D-PA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Leahy (D-VT)
Sanders (I-VT)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

The list is topped by Roland Burris, the apt choice of Governor Blago to replace the "Senator From ACORN." Here Burris explains his vote:

If his scuttling gate looks familiar, you may be thinking of the way cockroaches scurry when someone turns the light on.

A bill is headed for Chairman Zero's desk to be signed or vetoed. Will he throw the largest left-wing activist group in the country under his bus — despite the fact that it launched his career by providing "the volunteer shock troops of Obama's early political campaigns"? Or will he risk forcing the establishment media to acknowledge his continuing and intimate ties to this unholy organization?

Knowing Chairman Zero, my money is on a shove under the bus. But then ACORN will change its name, and Comrade Obama will see to it that our money keeps flowing into its coffers.


On tips from Karin, Byron, AmericanToTheCore, Mattius Maximus, and J.

A Glorious Sight — Unless You're a Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 PM

A look at the massive size of Saturday's March on Washington from the terrace of the Capitol Building, compliments of Sophia Elena:

The reason the crowd doesn't fill in the Mall is that it was reserved for the "Black Family Reunion Celebration."

This is the gigantic army of patriots that some of the more egregious liars in the liberal establishment media have tried to pass off as numbering less than 70,000.

But wait — Al Gore has arrived with a revised estimate:

Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.

Too Soon?

Posted by V the K at 7:26 PM


Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Glenn Beck

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:46 PM

Time magazine asks: "Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?" (I won't comment on the article, you can read it for yourself and see how fair and balanced they are.) Allow me to answer Time by way of a Glenn Beck quote from his 9/11 anniversary show, spoken by him from atop a Manhattan skyscraper with Ground Zero in the background:

Let me tell you something. I believe that if it were up to you or me, just regular schmoes in America, the Freedom Tower would have been done years ago. And it wouldn't have been the Freedom Tower; it would have been the Freedom Towers — because we would've built both of these towers back the way they were before! Except we would've built them stronger! We would've built them in a way that they would've resisted attack. And you know what? My guess is they would've been 25 stories taller, with a big, fat 'Come and Try That Again' sign on top. We would've built it with our bare hands if we had to, because that's what Americans do. When we fail, when we face a crisis, we pull ourselves up and make things better. I believe the only reason we haven't built it isn't because of Americans. It's because we're being held back. And who is holding us back? Politicians. Special-interest groups. Political correctness. You name it — everybody but you.

In just one if his oversized earlobes, Glenn Beck has more respect for the American people, for American values, for American ingenuity, for the American Constitution, than exits in in the entire Obama Administration and 90% of Congress. He has pried up more floor boards and found more cockroaches in this White House than my exterminator could find in an ACORN-sanctioned crack house.

You go Glenn.

Tell Me Which Side Is the Fringe Again?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:19 PM

A Whopping 12% of Americans agree with Jimmy Carter and the MSM that protests against ObamaCare are motivated by racist animosity toward the president.

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view. Twenty-two percent (22%) of those in the president’s party say that most of the opposition to his plan comes from racists, and another 39% are not sure.

Whoa, it sounds like one of the political parties is hugely out of step with the public on this one. Maybe this could be a "teachable moment" for the Democrats on race.

Stop Yer Crying, Y'Stupid Old Bint

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:26 PM

Speaker of the House Granny Rictus Botox Pelosi broke into tears (well, not actual tears since her ducts have been dead from Botox poisoning since 1996) because of her fears that anger toward the government for implementing a radical socialist agenda at odds with the values and beliefs of a majority of the population may lead to violence.

“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco,” Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes. “This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made.”

Statements like "'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate?"

Well, OK granny, if you're really upset by this, and really concerned about violence, then why don't you just back the hell off? Don't push through a massive government takeover of health care. Expel the corrupt members of your own party like Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, and John Murtha. Cut the deficit. Get your corrupt cronies at ACORN, the SEIU, and the AFL-CIO off the public teat. Stop wasting the public's time with childish tit-for-tat censure resolutions against people in the other party you don't like.

If you seriously believe those opposed to your agenda are going to commit violence, then you owe it to the potential victims to back off your agenda. But if you're just using the accusation as a rhetorical feint to garner sympathy by playing the victim... then I guess you won't bother.

Update: Dan Riehl thanks Granny Botox is cracking under the strain.

Does botox rot the brain?

Radical Curriculum Produces Excellent Results

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:10 PM

A long time ago, the year 2000 to be precise, Dr. Ben Chavis became the principle of the American Indian Public Charter School (AIPCS) in Oakland, an inner-city charter school composed almost exclusively of low-income minority students. When he left in 2007, the school was rated the fifth-highest-rated middle school in the state — out of 1,300.

Chavis has written a book about his experience, Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal’s Triumph in the Inner City, which describes how he brought success to the inner city school. Here are a few of his techniques.

  • Students were taught a progressive curriculum that emphasized how white males had used privilege to oppress other cultures.
  • Grades and homework were abolished, in favor of "Self-Esteem Happy Points" that were awarded whenever a student said something positive about himself, or daily in the event that a student didn't say something positive about himself. At the end of each semester, all happy points were equalized among all students.
  • Students were given extra credit for attending anti-war demonstrations and lesbian weddings.

J/K! No, here's the real curriculum that led to Dr. Chavis's success.

  • Near perfect attendance was mandatory.
  • Teachers assigned a minimum of two hours of homework per day.
  • The curriculum emphasized boring but useful topics like math and language use.
  • Strict discipline enforced order.
  • High standards were expected of everyone.

Progressive moonbats don't understand why we reject their feelgood hippie crap. It's not because we're mean, or sexually repressed. It's because it doesn't work. The old-fashioned values the progressive crowd spits on --- hard work, self-discipline --- do work.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

Compliments of The Mighty Righty.

Sexual Harassment Rules Employed to Silence Dissent

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

When you live in a totalitarian society run by demented ideologues, it's safest to keep your mouth shut and your head down, as a professor at East Georgia College discovered after publicly noting that the innocent have no protection from bogus sexual harassment charges:

Professor Thomas Thibeault made the mistake of pointing out — at a sexual harassment training seminar — that the school's sexual harassment policy contained no protection for the falsely accused. Two days later, in a Kafkaesque irony, Thibeault was fired by the college president for sexual harassment without notice, without knowing his accuser or the charges against him, and without a hearing.

Here's how the politically correct educrat brass responded to the professor's thought crime:

Thibeault was summoned to EGC President John Bryant Black's office. … Black told Thibeault that he "was a divisive force in the college at a time when the college needed unity" and that Thibeault must resign by 11:30 a.m. or be fired and have his "long history of sexual harassment … made public." This unsubstantiated allegation took Thibeault by surprise. Black added that Thibeault would be escorted off campus by Police Chief Drew Durden and that Black had notified the local police that he was prepared to have Thibeault arrested for trespassing if he returned to campus. At no point was Thibeault presented with the charges against him or given any chance to present a defense. Refusing to resign, Thibeault understood that he was fired.

As for his "long history of sexual harassment," it apparently consists of this:

[O]ne day after Thibeault expressed his concerns, his colleagues were pressured to produce evidence of "sexual harassment." A central item of evidence apparently was Thibeault's reading aloud of non-sexual excerpts from the book An Encyclopedia of Assholes to colleagues in a faculty break room-with the alleged element of "sexual harassment" arising simply from the book's title.

Even this much evidence is superfluous in a sexual harassment charge. Simply declaring yourself to be offended is proof that whoever you say offended you is guilty.

The charge of racism works the same way, which is why the scum at the bottom of the moonbat barrel — Jimmy Carter, Maureen Dowd — has been accusing Joe Wilson of racism for daring to challenge Dear Leader.

Hat tip: David Thompson.

Greedy Moonbats May Still Target Soda

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

Despite its total failure in New York, moonbats including Dear Leader continue to dream of the riches Big Government could expropriate by taxing soda. As the statist New York Slimes comes close to admitting, it's all about the money:

"I think we should be satisfied that soda taxes would be having a modest effect on consumption but would generate billions of dollars that could be used to mount public health campaigns," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group that favors such a tax.

Uh huh, all the loot would go to making us healthier. Pull the other one.

The cost of soda would skyrocket:

John Sicher, the publisher of Beverage Digest, a trade publication, said that a two-liter bottle of soda sells for about $1.35. At 67.6 ounces, if the full tax was passed on to consumers, that would add 50 percent to the price. A 12-can case, which sells today for about $3.20, could rise by $1.44, a 45 percent increase.

Strangely, our liberal elite rulers show no interest in jacking up the cost of white wine and brie by 50%.

On a tip from Emily.

New York Times Retroactively Scrubs Story to Support ACORN

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Things may look rough for the country's largest left-wing activist group, but the child prostitution–enablers at ACORN still have friends in high places — not only in the White House, but also at the New York Times, which has gone back and revised one of its stories in an attempt to make ACORN's lies more plausible.

Before the New York episode of the video series James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles have cleverly released piecemeal hit the public, the execrable NY Slimes published this:

This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we've all recently seen.

Uh oh, the "scam" did work in New York, as we saw here. Consequently, the Shady Gray Lady changed the passage to this:

In a statement over the weekend, Bertha Lewis, the chief organizer for Acorn, said the bogus prostitute and pimp had spent months visiting numerous Acorn offices, including those in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia, before getting the responses they were looking for.

Presto! No more New York.

But wait, we now know that an ACORNista at the San Diego office offered to help them import child sex slaves through Mexico. Time for the Times' retroactive editors to get busy again.

Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but the liberal establishment media is evil, and has zero credibility. When ACORN goes down, it is taking both the Moonbat Messiah and the leftist activists posing as journalists who got him elected with it.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ. On tips from AmericanToTheCore and J.

9-12 Tea Party Panorama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

Click the picture below for a full-size version of the panoramic view socialist bureaucrats would have had on Saturday had they climbed atop the Capitol Building in their panic:


Tens of thousands? Try tens of tens of thousands — and not a single arrest. The liberal establishment media has its work cut out for it trying to depict patriot rallies as unruly mobs.

Via iOwnTheWorld and FreedomWorks.

Manchester Guardian: Support ObamaCare or Earth Is Doomed!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:37 AM

And you thought the American media were over-the-top for declaring that opposition to ObamaCare/Radical Socialism/Trillion Dollar deficits was based on racism. The Manchester Guardian goes one step further: "If Obama can't defeat the Republican headbangers, our planet is doomed."

Anyone who cares about the survival of our planet should start praying that Barack Obama gets his way on reforming US healthcare. That probably sounds hyperbolic, if not mildly deranged...


The Guardian's theory is, if Obama can't get Phase 1 of Nationalized Health Care passed, he can't get Cap-and-Trade passed. If he can't get Cap-and-Trade passed, then Earth is doomed. DOOMED!

Obama supporters loudly declare that we are doomed unless we abandon our freedom-loving ways and follow their gospel of socialism and environmental extremism, and they have anointed Obama as the Savior who will bring this about. But for some odd reason, they get a mite touchy when you call them a cult.

Does this look like a cult to you?

Wicked Witch of the West Sics Flying Monkeys on Patriots

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:47 AM


Corrupt Socialist Harridan Maxine Waters, who defended thugs and looters in Los Angeles as they burned their neighborhood to the ground, now wants Patriots who object to the radical socialist agenda of her party investigated for thoughtcrime.

Showing all the class she can muster by using the middle-school locker room epithet "Teabaggers," the woman who is under investigation for using taxpayer funds to bail out a bank in which she had a personal financial interest, gave marching orders to the media-wing of the Democrat Party through left-wing radio host Bill Press:

Waters said that it's not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.
"I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed. I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers."

She needn't have worried, the MSM are already going all out to advance the meme that all opposition to Obama's policies is based on racism. The conceit of this is that all of us who are protesting now would be perfectly content with radical socialism and trillion dollar deficits if a white president were ramming them down our throats.

And if you ever doubted that the MSM has completely lost touch with reality and lives in a world of socialist make-believe, they named this Gorgon one of DC's most beautiful People.

Gateway Pundit and AoSHQ provided material for this post, which was partly instigated on a tip from J

Obama Cancels Missile Shield, Tosses Our Allies Under the Bus Again

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:23 AM

In what could probably be considered an unsurprising turn of events, Chairman Obama's White House has decided to officially shelve the Bush administration's plans for building a missile defense system based in Poland and the Czech Republic. The Czech Interim Prime Minister learned this from a midnight call - better, perhaps, than learning from

The U.S. will base its decision on a determination that Iran's long-range missile program hasn't progressed as rapidly as previously estimated, reducing the threat to the continental U.S. and major European capitals, according to current and former U.S. officials.

The writing was on the wall just a few weeks ago, but now it's official. As we already know, The One has determined that the War on Terror no longer exists, it's all just one big grumpy misunderstanding. By extension, the Obama administration presumably feels that it's safe to toss two if its staunchest European allies under the next suicide bomber bus.

The Obama administration's move was confirmed by the Czech Republic interim prime minister. "Just after midnight I was informed in a telephone call by President Barack Obama that [his] administration has decided to pull out from the plan missile defense shield installations" in the Czech Republic and Poland, said Jan Fischer said at a press conference Thursday.
The Polish government doesn't plan to make an immediate statement on its Thursday meeting with U.S. officials on the missile shield, Foreign Ministry spokesman Piotr Paszkowski said.

This is fabulous news for both the home-grown and international "Blame America First" crowds, who know that Terrorism - er - "Anti-Islamic Activity" - is more about simply understanding the poor oppressed radical fundamental Islamic murders than it is about saving Industrialized Western lives. It fits nicely with predictions that the Bush anti-missile defense program would be scrapped soon after Obama was sworn in.

Chairman O will, of course need every dime he can muster to pay for his pet projects. Imagine how far cuts in military spending could go toward patching financial holes in ObamaCare. Indeed, the biggest savings in health care could be gained by simply allowing the aggrieved Muslim freedom fighters to annihilate Westerners, both here and abroad. In fact, they've already shown that they don't even need long-range ballistic missiles.

Let's drop our guard again. No biggie.

September 16, 2009

San Diego ACORNista Offers to Help Smuggle Child Sex Slaves Into USA

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 PM

Another day, another jaw-dropping revelation into ACORN's evil by patriots James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. At an ACORN office in San Diego, they learned how best to smuggle 13-year-old sex slaves into the country:

Collect the whole series:

San Bernardino
New York
Washington, DC

Here's video of Comrade Obama promising the ACORN organization that produced him that he will let it help shape our country's agenda:

In light of what even Charles Gibson now knows about ACORN, you would think there could be a news story for the MSM here. But you won't be learning many details from the corrupt and useless liberal establishment media.

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

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 PM

Via The Patriot Post, on a tip from Murff.

A Cloud of ObamaCare

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:57 PM

The Democrat buzzwords for selling ObamaCare are "Choices" and "Competition." The intention is to deceive the public into thinking that choice and competition will be the central features of the health care bill because most of the public fears the actual focus of the bill is government control.

Brian Ledbetter at SnappedShot ran the "moderate" Baucus Health Care Bill through a word cloud analyzer, producing an image in which the most frequently used words in the bill are made larger and more central, and the less frequently used words are smaller and peripheral. Guess what words are most emphasized in the "moderate" Baucus Bill. If you guessed "Choices" and "Competition," you need to put the Kool-Aid down.


The words "Require" "Requirement" and "Requirements" appear no less than 748 times in a 1,000 page bill. The words "Secretary" and "Chairman" are also pretty dominant.

"Choice" and "Competition" are nowhere to be seen.

But don't get the idea the government is out to control health care or anything.

Hat Tip: AoSHQ

Tom Brokaw Longs for the Days When the Media Was a Leftist Monopoly

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:33 PM

Appearing on Meet the Press, Obama Fluffer Tom Brokaw lamented that the new media --- which broke the stories about Van Jones and ACORN that the state-run dinosaur media have refused to cover --- have a lack of quality control.

MR. BROKAW: Well, I've -- one of the things I've been saying to audiences is this question comes up a lot, and a lot of people will repeat back to me and take it as face value something that they read on the Internet. And my line to them is you have to vet information. You have to test it the same way you do when you buy an automobile or when you go and buy a new flat-screen television. You read the Consumer Reports, you have an idea of what it's worth and what the lasting value of it is. You have to do the same thing with information because there is so much disinformation out there that it's frightening, frankly, in a free society that depends on information to make informed decisions.

The American Spectator reminds us of some of the information that has been distorted, denied, or frankly fabricated by the legacy media of which Tom Brokaw was so proud to be a part.

  • JFK sharing a mistress with Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana
  • CBS News undertaking multiple hatchet jobs on Barry Goldwater in the run-up to the 1964 election.
  • Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee covering up the murder of his sister-in-law, another Kennedy mistress
  • The silence of the media on the affair Democrat Presidential candidate John Edwards was carrying on with Rielle Hunter
  • The aforementioned Van Jones and ACORN stories

You should really click the link and read the details. They're quite stunning. American Spectator writer Jeffrey Lord sums it up this way:

In other words, across five decades of American journalistic history, the instinct of many Old Media institutions -- specifically including NBC and the New York Times -- has been to deliberately withhold the truth. To quite deliberately use their journalism skills and tools to misrepresent those whose politics they do not favor.

Exactly. What Brokaw doesn't get is that he and the other talking heads have lost their hold on the public because the public knows the information they provide is neither useful nor reliable. If you want to watch skinny middle-aged women coo over M'Chel Obama's biceps while middle aged men repeat the DNC talking points of the day, you tune into the legacy media. If you want to know about official corruption, or want an analysis of legislation that's before Congress and what effect it will have on your life, you tune into Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh.

No longer kind of a big deal

New Michael Moore Movie Actually Condemns the Dems (Some)

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:10 PM

When he's not stuffing his porcine face, Michael Moore is stuffing pictures onto film in an attempt to expose the evil that is Moore's America. In his latest attempt, "Capitalism: A Love Story", Moore apparently finds himself in a bit of a pickle. Besides the usual GOP/Reaganomics/conservatives-are-Nazis drivel, he actually piles some blame for our Nation's economic woes onto prominent Democrats.

In building his indictment against the ill-fated marriage of Wall Street and Washington, Moore zeroes in less on GOP string-pullers than he does on White House economic adviser Larry Summers, Clinton-era Treasury secretary Robert Rubin and Sen. Chris Dodd. Especially Dodd, the Connecticut Democrat and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Moore gets an on-camera interview with the mortgage officer who handled the special VIP loans provided to Dodd and other big names, an issue that has dogged Dodd's reelection bid.

And, what's this: a bit of concern about Our Dear Leader as well?

The film also maintains a delicate ambivalence about President Obama, casting him as a change agent and depicting joyous images of his victory last November, but also implying that Wall Street had showered money on Obama's campaign in an effort to buy him. The question of whether Wall Street succeeded in doing so is left more or less unanswered.

With much of the movie being pure red meat to his anti-establishment, anti-capitalistic, anti-personal-hygeine following, Moore did wax philosophic on Chairman Obama's penchant of hiring tax cheats and Wall Street cronies:

And as for Summers and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (also not kindly treated), Moore told his audience that he hoped Obama had brought them on in the same way that some banks hire robbers to help them guard against future theft: "Maybe that's what Obama's doing -- he hired the people who robbed all the money to help him get it back. That's the optimistic version."

Moore's wet dreams of a socialist authoritarian America are no secret, even as he makes dollars hand over fist from his fawning moonbat fans. Will this movie win Moore another few Oscars? Probably. Will it change any minds among the sycophant Obot masses? Not likely. However, clever Conservatives might find some convenient ammo herein, if you're willing to shell out $12 to help support this filmmaker's Fudruckers habit. There's also that wee glimmer of hope that this corpulent fool will actually touch a nerve among the uber-sensitive souls in the Obama White House.

michael moore
For just another burger, he'll cast aspersions on Hugo Chavez. Hah, only kidding.

Children Vote to Whack Marcus the Lamb; PETA-Types Go Nanners

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:14 AM

Back on Airstrip One --- where Berkeley-Style Environmental and Animal Rights Radicalism is National Policy --- schoolchildren running an educational farm voted (13 to 1) to send a six-month old lamb to the slaughter and use the proceeds to buy pigs. The kids made a perfectly sane and reasonable decision.

The "adults" ... not so much.

The decision has provoked fury among animal-loving celebrities, animal and human rights campaigners and the parents of some of the children, and led to threats against Lydd primary school and its teachers, according to a member of staff.

That's right. These dim, violent nutjobs who are delusional enough to believe PETA actually cares about animals and not publicity, threaten violence against teachers for allowing a prey animal to fulfill its purpose by being made into food.

Sheep are the quintessential prey animals. Their purpose in the grand scheme of things is to be consumed by predators higher up on the food chain... like us. But for animal rights kooks raised on Disney cartoons who believe animals live in little villages in the forest, common sense is not a factor.

If animals aren't meant to be eaten, why do they smell good when they burn?

Never Open Your Door to an Obamunist

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

In light of what we know about Obama's minions at ACORN, it isn't surprising that violent criminals can easily pass for Obamunist activists:

They were well-dressed when they knocked on the door of a Huntington [Long Island] home last month and said they had information about President Barack Obama's health care plan.
That's how they got inside to commit a violent home invasion on Aug. 29, a Suffolk prosecutor said Monday.
Benjamin Thompson had a stethoscope around his neck and Natalie Desir carried a clipboard with pamphlets, Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock said after their arraignments in Riverhead.
A woman who lives at the house answered the door and said she would take one of the pamphlets. That's when Thompson, 31, of Brooklyn and Desir, 26, of Nyack forced their way inside, Kurtzrock said.
He gave the following account:
Another man, Vance Jackson, had been hiding outside and also forced his way into the home. Jackson, 46, of Yonkers took the woman's boyfriend upstairs and shot him in the neck, chased him downstairs and shot him several more times.
Thompson shot the female resident in the foot while she was sitting next to her 2-year-old daughter and also pistol-whipped the woman's mother, injuring her head.
The three fled with about $4,000 in cash in a getaway car driven by Theodore Briggs, 40, of the Bronx.

Only $4,000? The real Obamunists running Washington steal that much from the average taxpayer every few days by jacking the national debt through the ceiling. Maybe if bureaucrats came to the door and took the money at gunpoint, more people would comprehend what they're doing to us.

Home invader Vance Jackson will fit right in with this lineup.

On a tip from Craig. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

NPR: Minorities Can't Help Being Criminals, It's Just the Way Those People Are

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:39 AM

National Public Radio, the state-run media outlet that uses taxpayer money to finance propaganda for the left wing, has an explanation for the bad behavior of ACORN employees: Poor people from the inner cities are just naturally inclined toward criminal behavior.

It's also important to keep in mind that ACORN's workers are coming from the same low-income neighborhoods the organization serves, with all that entails -- poor schools, high crime and the sorts of social problems that have been documented for decades.
So the flaws conservatives are pointing out about ACORN are not so much problems associated with that organization per se but more about the problems of being poor and minority in urban America.

Question: Doesn't this kind of talk constitute racial profiling? If Joe Wilson or Sarah Palin had said, "The reason ACORN can't help being involved with tax evasion, immigration fraud, and facilitating child prostitution is because most of its employees are poor minorities," can you imagine the liberal heads that would be exploding coast to coast?

Next on Delicious Dish, fried chicken and watermelon, Mmmmm.

Hat tip: The Corner.

Abra Cadaver

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Here's what happens when you combine the wonders of modern technology with the morbid degeneracy of moonbat culture:

German anatomists plan a new show dedicated solely to dead bodies having sex as part of the Body Worlds exhibitions.
Gunther von Hagens and his wife Angelina Whalley show corpses prepared using a technique invented by von Hagens called "plastination," that removes water from specimens and preserves them with silicon rubber or epoxy resin. …
Von Hagens has already triggered uproar with a new exhibit which shows just two copulating corpses.

Let's see, how can we push the envelope even farther into tastelessness? Von Hagens has an idea…

We have discussed whether it is proper to show homosexuality and in what way.

The Renaissance is remembered for great artists like Leonardo da Vinci. The future will look back on the Age of Moonbattery and see skinless corpses arranged in acts of homosexual depravity.

On tips from Wiggins and mega.

Doctors Threaten to Go Galt if ObamaCare Passes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 AM

It would be a miracle of biblical proportions if Big Government's minions could decrease costs while increasing coverage, as Democrats have been promising to do when they seize control of the healthcare industry. What will make cost savings even more improbable is that they will have to do it with a radically reduced supply — because doctors unwilling to labor as government slaves have promised to go Galt:

Four of nine doctors, or 45%, said they "would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement" if Congress passes the plan the Democratic majority and White House have in mind.
More than 800,000 doctors were practicing in 2006, the government says. Projecting the poll's finding onto that population, 360,000 doctors would consider quitting.

The IBD/TIPP poll also found that 2/3 of doctors oppose ObamaCare, despite the lies being spewed on your dime by NPR.

The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors' own lobby — the powerful American Medical Association — both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul. …
It also differs with findings of a poll released Monday by National Public Radio that suggests a "majority of physicians want public and private insurance options," and clashes with media reports such as Tuesday's front-page story in the Los Angeles Times with the headline "Doctors Go For Obama's Reform."

Surprisingly, only 71% of doctors answered "no" when asked whether they could swallow that "the government can cover 47 million more people and that it will cost less money and the quality of care will be better." The rest must be Democrats, like they all will be after ObamaCare passes and hospitals turn into the DMV.

Becoming a doctor isn't easy. Who is going to do it in the future, when our socialist rulers have destroyed every incentive? It will make more sense just to apply for a job at the post office than endure the rigors of medical school and residency. This is yet another reason that socialism simply does not work. But at least we'll have no shortage of useless bureauweenies telling us how to live and when to die.

On tips from AmericanToTheCore and Henry. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Via the highly recommended, on a tip from TED.

Kanye West Responds to the Death of Patrick Swayze

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

Compliments of Morris.

Jimmy Carter Opens Mouth, Removes All Doubt

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:31 AM

Not content with being America's Worst President, Jimmy Carter has achieved a two-fer by becoming America's worst ex-president. Doing his best to poison American politics while drawing attention to himself, Carter bleats to NBC Obama-Fluffer Brian Williams that there is a "racist tone" in criticism of Dear Reader. He also accused Representative Joe Wilson of racism during an Atlanta townhall.

Jimmy Carter knows a thing or two about the politics of racism, as noted by B. Daniel Blatt at teh GayPatriot blog:

Carter won the governorship of Georgia in 1970 via a race-baiting campaign. In his 2004 book The Real Jimmy Carter, Steven Hayward writes that Carter’s campaign staff sent an anonymous mailer “to barbershops, country churches, and rural law enforcement officers containing a grainy photo of [his Democratic opponent Carl] Sanders, part owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, at an after-game locker room victory celebration. Two black players were pouring champagne over Sanders’s head. The Atlanta Constitution noted, ‘In the context of the sports pages, it was a routine shot … But in the context of this political campaign it was a dangerous smear that injected both race, alcohol, and high living into the campaign.’ Carter’s senior campaign aides Bill Pope, Hamilton Jordan, and Jerry Rafshoon were behind the mailing; Pope was even spotted passing out the flyers at a Ku Klux Klan rally … The Carter campaign also produced a leaflet noting that Sanders had paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr."

I don't know about you, but that sounds considerably more racist to me than shouting "You lie" to president who's in the middle of an hour-long series of lies.

Also, History's Greatest Monster

September 15, 2009

Still More Outrageous ACORN Sleaze: San Bernardino

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

In the latest in their astounding series of exposés, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles introduce us to San Bernardino, California ACORN employee Tresa Kaelke, who not only is eager to help them use taxpayer money to set up a brothel specializing in child prostitution — just like the ACORN folks in Baltimore, in DC, and in Brooklyn — but also boasts that she used to be a prostitute herself, and even that she murdered her husband. Via Big Government, your tax dollar at work:

Kaelke has no problem with inflicting violence on children to squeeze more profit from the operation. On the topic of less open-minded people who wouldn't lend money to start a brothel, the ACORNista opines, "If they were liberal, they would be helping you."

That they would, as ACORN employees have proven again and again. This is the sewer our Community Organizer in Chief crawled out of.

The hardly conservative CNN provides corroboration – including a mention of the $800,000 the Obama campaign paid ACORN for its often illicit voter registration activities:

We can't say we weren't warned:

Obama and ACORN are inseparable. ACORN produced him; now he is using ACORN thugs he trained himself to implement his leftist policies, and funneling potentially $billions of our money into this vile organization's coffers.

We have literally put the lowest scum in our entire society in charge of the government.

This story is so big, even Charles Gibson, the snootily superior yet hilariously clueless Big Cheese at ABC News, has now become aware of it (via The Blogprof):

On tips from Jay Guevara.

ACORN Angst among House Dems - Where Do They REALLY Stand?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:07 PM

In the wake of the warp-speed passage of a US Senate bill barring ACORN from receiving Federal funding, Maryland Rep. and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has spoken out (a little) against those scurrulous ACORN employees caught on tape encouraging felonious activity in the prostitution/tax fraud videos.

House Democrats appear to be jumping on the "Down with ACORN" bandwagon... or are they really? Is Steny simply paying some CYA lip service to still the angry mob? In fact, what does your own representative think about ACORN?

Click on over to and ask your congressman. Here's a sample note: (UPDATE: edited based on a great idea from the comment thread )

Dear Rep. Xxxxx:
I trust that you've seen the ACORN prostitution and tax evasion videos by now. Do you agree with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer that the behavior of those ACORN employees was "despicable" (, 9/15/2009)? What about the organization itself? Three times is a pattern, but four times is simply criminal.
Are you as disgusted as I am at ACORN and the fact that the United States Government could possibly be giving this corrupt organization billions of our tax dollars?
Once the anti-ACORN funding bill moves from the Senate to the House, please vote to stop government subsidizing of this despicable organization.
In fact, will you also please call for a Federal RICO investigation of ACORN? Nothing short of criminal prosecution will put a stop to this corrupt organization's apparent racketeering.

Speak up, mobsters, we know we're good at it now.

Pete Stark All Wee-Wee'd Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:58 PM

Via America Is an Obamanation, artwork to commemorate Dem Rep Pete Stark telling his constituents what he thinks of them:


House Rules to Ban Words That Accurately Describe the POTUS

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:43 PM

The Democrat Congress has released a new primer banning certain words and phrases from floor debate.

Likewise, it has been held that a member could not:
  • call the President a “liar."
  • call the President a “hypocrite.”
  • describe the President’s veto of a bill as “cowardly."
  • charge that the President has been “intellectually dishonest.”
  • refer to the President as “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.”
  • refer to alleged “sexual misconduct on the President’s part.”

You can't call a president who lies that his health care plan is deficit neutral and doesn't cut Medicare a liar. You can't call a president who calls political opponents liars while calling for civility a hypocrite. You can't say that a president who denies that a Trillion dollar health care proposal will add to the deficit "intellectually dishonest."

The other things they have on the list make me wonder what else they know about Chairman Zero.

This comes from the desk of New York dingbat congresswoman Louise Slaughter, (D-NY). The woman who proudly boasted that she would not hold townhalls because she didn't want to give opponents of ObamaCare a forum to air their opinions.

Just remember: When Democrats talk about protecting 'Free Speech,' they mean pornography. And, apparently, only pornography.

Democrat Congressman Spotted Airborne on Water Skis Over Shark Tank

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:52 AM

A histrionic kook congressman from Georgia, Hank Johnson (of course he's a Democrat), warns that the Klan is going to start terrorizing black folk because someone dared to speak up to the president.

In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., says that people will put on "white hoods and ride through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Rep. Joe Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) could not be reached for comment.

1M Americans Choose Liberty over Tyranny

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:11 AM

Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny has sold 1,000,000 copies.

That's 70,000 copies in moonbat math.

A philosophical manifesto by a reviled conservative radio host sells 1,000,000 copies with zero support from the mainstream media, zero publicity in the mainstream media, no interviews on the Today show or Good Morning America. Jonah Goldberg's extensively researched, heavily footnoted historical treatise Liberal Fascism was also a phenomenal best-seller.

But remember, conservatism is dying, and progressive socialism is in its ascendancy.

Congratulations, Doctor Levin

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

Compliments of Jim Archer.

Pete Stark Shows His Respect for His Constituents

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

At a town hall in Fremont, Rep Pete Stark (D-CA), aka Fortney Hillman Stark Jr., demonstrated just how much respect our liberal rulers feel for the citizens of the country they are methodically destroying when he told a taxpayer:

I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine.

Stark has exhibited his contempt for his subjects before, as well as for our troops. But he does have kind words for the moonbat creepazoids at Daily Kos.

No wonder Stark is so arrogant. Despite being a seditious kook, he's been getting reelected by 3 to 1 margins. If he does it again, voters will receive the treatment they deserve.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Muslim Call to Prayer From Capitol Hill

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

The MSM won't be low-balling attendance for this event:


From Islam on Capitol Hill:

The Athan [Muslim call to prayer] will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill.

They should stage their spectacle at the craters that still fester at Ground Zero like a pair of untreated wounds. It would be even more poignant.


On a tip from R985wasp.

Black Crowd Cheers Beating of White Kid on School Bus

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

Kanye West's antics are just the tip of the iceberg. From suburban St. Louis:

A Belleville West High School student was beaten aboard a bus on the way to school Monday, and a police spokesman said the beating could be racially motivated.
The 17-year-old victim was white and the teen assailants were black. Police released a video of the beating, which shows the victim being punched repeatedly while other students on the bus gather to watch, some cheering. It doesn't appear that the victim did anything to provoke an attack and tried only to defend himself. …
With each punch, some in the crowd chanted, "Boom, boom, boom."
The victim eventually returned to his seat, but another student began taunting him a few minutes later. The victim was then struck in the face. …
"In my estimation, it's racially motivated," said Capt. Don Sax of the Belleville Police Department. He said one reason he had formed this opinion was that many of the students, most of whom were black, yelled their support for the beating.

The feeling seems to be that since a black thug is now president, black thugs are in charge and have license to run riot. In light of the Injustice Department killing the investigation into intimidation at the polls by Black Panthers armed with clubs, the notion may not be far wrong.

Try to imagine this event with the racial roles reversed. Media coverage would choke out every other story, until the smoke cleared a year later to reveal that Obama had abolished private property.

A postcard from "postracial" America.

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.

Moonbat Tech: The Eco-Vibrator

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Eco-totalitarianism means that every conceivable aspect of our lives must be oriented toward saving the polar bears from the farcical global warming crisis. But that doesn't mean girls can't have fun:

Green fans are getting a buzz out of a new hand-cranked vibrator that makers say could help save the planet.
The eco-sex toy - dubbed the "Earth Angel" - uses a small wind-up handle to power up rechargeable batteries inside the casing.

Hopefully the Earth Angel comes with a warning label so that Janeane Garofalo doesn't chip her teeth.

It had originally been planned as a sex aid for the Third World where batteries and electricity supplies are unreliable.

If Comrade Obama's policies succeed, the Third World will soon include America, so buy one today.

Eco-vibrators aren't just for females. According to a spokesman for manufacturer Camden Enterprises:

We wanted to produce an environmentally friendly sex toy that appealed to all consumers regardless of gender, age or ethnicity.

So that's how Robert Gibbs keeps that smug simper on his face while fielding even the toughest softballs from MSM sycophants.

Bicycle-powered toaster owner Ed Begley Jr.'s design for a flatulence-driven vibrator is now obsolete.


Hat tip: The Blogprof.

Tired Old Mules Kick a Dead Horse

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Never mind the financial crisis, if temperatures don't stop dropping, we're all going to burn up. Clearly we must destroy what's left of our economy immediately.

That's the message of a bunch of geriatric has-beens from the music world, organized by another has-been best known for his role in the UN's oil-for-food scam:

British rock group Duran Duran and heavy metal band Scorpions are among 55 world celebrities who have joined in recording a song to draw attention to the global warming crisis, organisers said on Monday.
The song is part of a mass media campaign on the threats of climate change organised by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum, headed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

Other artists include Bob Geldof, whom you may vaguely remember as the guy from an also-ran band who played Pink in The Wall more than a quarter century ago, and — I'm serious — Desmond Tutu. Maybe he does a rap or something.

These folks have at least one thing in common with The Great Global Warming Crisis: they are well past their expiration date.

Climate kook Bob Geldof was almost a rock star once, long ago.

On a tip from mega.

Osama Bin Laden Endorses Jimmy Carter's Book

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:10 AM

Jimmy Carter's loathing for Israel and preference for Palestinian Jew-Killers has been well-documented. And his tireless Israel bashing on behalf of Palestinian terrorists has won him at least one devoted fan. In his latest tape, Osama bin Laden, or his ghost, recommends several books for Americans to read, including Jimmy Carter's Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid:

While the voice on the tape does not mention this book by name, it calls on Americans to “read what your former president, Carter, wrote regarding Israeli racism against our people in Palestine.”

The book in question was too ridiculously one-sided even for the New York Times, whose reviewer wrote:

[Carter] simply offers a narrative that is largely unsympathetic to Israel. Israeli bad faith fills the pages. Hollow statements by Israel’s enemies are presented without comment. Broader regional developments go largely unexamined. In other words, whether or not Carter is right that most Americans have a distorted view of the conflict, his contribution is to offer a distortion of his own.

Given the clear preferences of our president for Islamic Terror Regimes like Iran's over free democracies like Israel and Honduras, it's increasingly clear than in 2008, Jimmy Carter finally won his second term.

History's Greatest Monster

MSM Admits: Illegal Aliens Deprive Americans of Jobs

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

Here's a headline I wouldn't have expected from USA Today:

Immigration raids yield jobs for legal workers

It seems the illegal alien hordes — which have been driving hospitals out of business and bankrupting California — aren't just doing the work Americans won't do.

When federal agents descended on six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. in December 2006, they rounded up nearly 1,300 suspected illegal immigrants that made up about 10% of the labor force at the plants.
But the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents did not cripple the company or the plants. In fact, they were back up and running at full staff within months by replacing those removed with a significant number of native-born Americans, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
That was the most extreme example of what has become an increasingly common result of the raids: "They were very beneficial to American workers," according to Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain.

During flush times, illegal aliens at least supply needed labor. During a recession, they take jobs from Americans who need them desperately. Also, as even a policy analyst for pro-illegal La Raza admits:

If you've got a segment of the workforce that's afraid to speak out against violations of their labor rights, then that drags down wages and working conditions for all workers.

Of course, La Raza's solution would be the same as Comrade Obama's: amnesty — which will hardly make it easier for Americans to find jobs.

There is an entity that actually benefits from our policy of leaving the border wide open for uncontrolled immigration: Big Government. The more illiterate peasants from Third World backwaters wind up on welfare, the faster the cancer metastasizing out of Washington will grow.

On a tip from J.

Anti-Israel Moonbat Is Avid Collector of Nazi Paraphernalia

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:44 AM

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of those typical leftist do-gooder operations that regularly condemns Israel for staving off genocide, but gives a pass to the Palestinian terror organizations who strap bombs to teenagers to blow up other teenagers.

Little surprise then that HRW's senior military analyst turns out to be an avid collector of Nazi paraphernalia.

Mr. Garlasco, an American, was not only a collector, he has written a book, more than 400 pages long, about Nazi-era medals. His hobby, inspired he said by a German grandfather conscripted into Hitler’s army, was revealed on a pro-Israel blog, Mere Rhetoric Mere Rhetoric, which quoted his enthusiastic postings on collector sites under the pseudonym “Flak88” — including, “That is so cool! The leather SS jacket makes my blood go cold it is so COOL!”

(88 by the way is skinhead code for "Heil Hitler.")

A Nazi fetishist working for an anti-Israel organization. In a day when community organizations facilitate child prostitution and the president recruits avowed communists and eugenicists to advise him in the White House, I guess it shouldn't be that shocking.

"Es ist zeit fur rache! Wir mussen die Juden ausrotten"

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:23 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Other Nations Less Eager to Drink the Climate Change Kool-Aid

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:19 AM

The UN kicked off an environmental conference in Geneva this week, aiming to stave off the threat of Global Warming, a.k.a. ManBearPig. Chairman Zero's regime sent a massive delegation (in carbon spewing jets, of course) of 41 bureaucrats, to assure that the USA would lead the world in climate change extremism.

The problem is, the rest of the world is not so eager to devastate their economies on the altar of Gaia. "[R]epresentatives from Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Australia were nowhere to be found. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 27-member European Union, also failed to send a commissioner." The Europeans, battered by the global recession and declining economic prospects, are somewhat less eager to further devastate their own economies for the sake of silly, unwashed people in Birkenstocks. Another problem: Rich countries in North America and Europe are demanding that poor countries stay poor, so leftist trust-fund environmentalist whackos can appease the Great and Powerful Goddess Gaia (who threatens all the Earth with slight temperature increases) without having to compromise their own lifestyles.

Of course, tearing down the economies of the West and transferring wealth to the Third World is exactly the intended consequence of Green politics. The president's population-control whackjob science and technology czar, John Holdren, has admitted as much:

The redistribution of blood and treasure were high priorities for Holdren, et. al. They advised the "de-development of overdeveloped countries...should be given top priority" (p. 926), and such nations -- e.g., the United States and the developed West -- should "divert their excess productivity into helping the poorer people of the world rather than exploiting them" (p. 931)"

"Helping the poorer people of the world," in Holdren's words, meant sterilizing and aborting brown people to keep their numbers manageable.

Obama is totally cereal about fighting ManBearPig

State-Run Media: Epic FAIL

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:30 AM


The pic above charts the public's failing trust in the mainstream media. Less than 30% of the public trusts the media to get the facts right (which seems an absurdly high number) while only 18% think the media presents both sides fairly.

It is easy to illustrate why with a simple question: If it had not been for FoxNews and Talk Radio, would anyone know that ACORN is a criminal enterprise that facilitates mortgage fraud, tax fraud, immigration fraud, and prostitution? Would anyone know that a key advisor to the president was an avowed communist and 9-11 Troofer?

Source: Pew Center for the People and the Press

Liars and Thieves to Censure Honest Man

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:36 AM

The wretched hive of scum and villainy known as the Democrat Party is taking time out from their tireless efforts to bankrupt the United States and enrich their union cronies to prepare a 'Resolution of Disapproval' against Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) for having the nerve to stand up and call out the president on just one of the many, many lies in his Health Care speech last Wednesday.

The Democrats remain true to form, punishing not the actual crooks, but the ones who expose the crime. The DA for Maryland did the same when she decided not to investigate the criminal enterprise known as ACORN for tax fraud, mortgage fraud, immigration fraud, and facilitation of child prostitution... but decided to go after the journalists who exposed the criminal activity instead.

The Democrats will punish a dissident for calling out the lies of the president, but consider what the Democrat House does not consider worthy of reprimand:

  • Charlie Rangel (D-NY), despite massive evidence of tax fraud - not reprimanded.
  • John Murtha (D-PA) slanders United States Marines and accuses them of cold-blooded murder. - Not Reprimanded.
  • Pete Stark (D-CA) said President Bush enjoyed watching soldiers heads get blown off, and referred to other House members as "Whore" and "c-sucker" - not reprimanded.
  • Brian Baird (D-WA) called opponents of ObamaCare "brownshirts," "domestic terrorists," and compared them to Tim McVeigh. - Not Reprimanded.
  • Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer call opponents of ObamaCare "Un-American" - not reprimanded.

The Democrats want us to sit politely with our hands folded while they lie, cheat, and steal this country out from under us. Anyone who speaks against them must be silenced. Here's a website to donate to Joe Wilson. Truth must prevail.


September 14, 2009

Obamunist Answer to Massive 9-12 March on Washington

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

Lest patriots feel too pleased with themselves over the gargantuan turnout for the Mother of All Tea Parties on Saturday, Comrade Obama's Organizing for America promoted a response that struck the District of Columbia like a typhoon the very next day. Brace yourselves — here's the march in all its awe-inspiring splendor:

Round and round the fountain we go. What's the point? Nobody knows.

In contrast:

Not even Congress could be clueless enough not to realize which way the wind is blowing.

Compliments of Sophia Elena.

What I Learned From Arguing with a Moonbat

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:16 PM

Earlier today, I had an exchange of ideas with several progressive moonbats, and I learned that the left has a well-reasoned, thought out answer to every substantive criticism of ObamaCare. I will share them with you, so that you may be enlightened, and perhaps, change your mind about government-run health care.

Conservative Criticism: Deficits over the next ten years are projected at over $10 Trillion dollars. Even if ObamaCare were deficit-neutral (and the CBO says it isn't), it is financially irresponsible to add a new entitlement to the budget.
Progressive Answer: You're a racist.

Conservative Concern: These new mandates and regulations will drive up the cost of insurance for middle class families, making it even costlier than it is today.
Progressive Answer: You're a racist.

Conservative Concern: There are over 1,300 insurance plans in the United States. Why not break down the legal barriers and let them all compete nationwide? That wouldn't cost the Government a dime.
Progressive Answer: You're a racist.

Conservative Criticism:
If these reforms are so great, why not do them on Medicare/Medicaid first and prove they work before forcing them on the entire economy?
Progressive Response: Racist! Racist! Racist! Glenn Beck! Sarah Quitter Palin! Racist! Racist!

You get the idea...

Picture courtesy Knowledge Is Power

ACORN Roasting on an Open Fire

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:21 PM

According to the mainstream media (and the trolls who echo them), conservatism is dying, the American people want European style socialism, Glenn Beck is a liar, and ACORN is a completely innocent group of civic minded community organizers who've been unfairly maligned by the racist far-right. All the charges against them were trumped up and blown out of proportion by FoxNews and hate radio.


Well, there are those pesky videos of ACORN workers facilitating mortgage fraud, immigration fraud, tax fraud, and facilitation of underage prostitution. ACORN claimed the videos were "a smear," and that it had only happened in one city. Oh, but then another video came out from a different city. Then, another. And apparently, there's more to come.

And as a result of this grossly unfair (totally accurate) smear campaign (investigative journalism) ACORN lost its contract to do Census Work. And today, the Senate (owned by Democrats!) passed a bill, 87-3, to bar ACORN from receiving Federal funding.

I'm stunned. I was assured by the MSM and left-wing bloggers that ACORN was clean as the driven snow. But it turns out, they were lying.

Do you think they could be lying about that other stuff, too?

Tip and GIF come from: AoSHQ

Newsweek: Hurray for Death Panels!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:51 PM

The left has gotten a bit schizophrenic in its Government mandated "End of Life Counseling" -- what some have deemed 'Death Panels.' (Although that term refers to a much broader category of Government interference than end of life counseling.) Most versions of the legislation envision some sort of requirement that the sick and elderly be "counseled" about alternatives to life extension. The idea that these would become 'Death Panels' has been ridiculed by the left, who say that it's nuts to suggest that they would want to off Grandma to save the government money.

Well, maybe not so much. Mainstream left publication Newsweek (in an article by Evan "Obama is like God" Thomas) says, Go ahead and whack Grandma, because "curbing excessive end-of-life care is good for America."

American health care has been near miraculous—the envy of the world—in its capacity to develop new lifesaving and life-enhancing treatments. But death can be delayed only so long, and sometimes the wait is grim and degrading. The hospice ideal recognized that for many people, quiet and dignity—and loving care and good painkillers—are really what's called for.

Now, while I agree that patients should have the option of choosing hospice care, I don't want the Government involved in such a personal decision. The same left that gets horrified at the thought of a physician being required to present pregnant women with alternatives to abortion is totally gung-ho for government bureaucrats advising the sick and elderly to die and get out of the way. (Note: Lefties frequently "justify" abortion on the grounds that "unwanted" children are a burden to society. So, do the math and figure out how they feel about the elderly and sick.)

The current left-wing position on death panels would appear to be: "Death Panels are a horrible, wonderful idea and you racist Republicans should be ashamed for claiming they were in the bill, which they should be." Which is actually more coherent than the usual leftist government in favor of government health care, which is "Republicans are racists."

Bad news, gramps. Newsweek has determined your life is not worth living.

Rapper Kanye West Storms Stage as Taylor Swift Accepts Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

It has been noted here before that like most rappers, Kanye West is a complete jackass. But I didn't know he was this bad.

In the middle of 19-year-old country star Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for winning Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, West rushed the stage to proclaim that the winner should have been Beyonce. Apparently, the social injustice of an award going to a white girl was just too much for West to tolerate.

His disgusting behavior was not well received by the crowd. When Beyonce accepted an award later, she gave Taylor a chance to finish her speech.

If the racial thuggery personified by Kanye West is finally going out of style, it will be bad news for Comrade Obama's loyal drones, who are trying to use it to browbeat opponents of socialism.

Pushing the thuggery envelope over the edge of the stage.

On tips from code3, Varla, and Conservigilant.

Moonbats Strive to Subvert Catholicism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

The radical left has infiltrated and completely subverted the Church of England, which has degenerated into a farce presided over by a barking moonbat. Christendom can't afford to let the same happen to the Catholic Church.

No abortion-loving liberal could claim to be Catholic — yet many do. ObamaCare will establish abortion as a federal entitlement — yet there are ostensibly "Catholic" websites devoted to promoting it, e.g., Catholic Sin Alliance, I mean Catholics in Alliance, which brags of its "efforts to promote health care reform as an urgent moral priority."

Progressives have found enough wiggle room in "Thou Shalt Not Steal" and "Thou Shalt Not Murder" to justify stealing money from some to kill the babies of others in the name of the Almighty.

Another site that drapes authoritarian moonbattery in the robes of Catholicism is Network Alliance, "A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby." Social justice is a euphemism for race-based socialism, a catastrophic ideology that is currently reaching full flower in Zimbabwe. Sounding a lot like Comrade Obama, Network Alliance promises to bring about "economic and social transformation." Examples of the left managing to bring about such transformation include not only Zimbabwe, but the Soviet Union, communist China, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Cuba, et cetera.

Like America, the Church is too strong to destroy from without. But both are seriously threatened by attacks from within.

On tips from LittleMissPerfect.

ACORN Prostitution/Tax Fraud Scandal Spreads to New York City

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM

The outrageous ACORN corruption exposed by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles just doesn't stop. Baltimore and Washington aren't the only towns where Obama's shock troops are eager to use your tax dollar to set up brothels. From NYC:

The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute.
Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and illegal and advising them to change their careers, counselors at the social-services group shockingly offer suggestions on how they can launder their earnings.
"Honesty is not going to get you the house," a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute.

Sean Hannity has said that American journalism died last year. But only the mainstream media is dying; real journalism went underground, where it is thriving as it hasn't done for years thanks to heroes of the profession like O'Keefe and Giles — who have been threatened with prison for exposing ACORN corruption.

All we need now is an exposé on the true depths of Obama's involvement with this vile organization.

Via Big Government. Again the mention of child prostitutes raises no eyebrows.

On tips from Byron, Jo, Chuck, Smorfia48, and Henry.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

Compliments of Carol.

Bushy Run Battlefield 9-12 Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Imagine what the Tea Party attendance figures would look like if they included patriots who couldn't make it to DC, but attended local events like this one at the Bushy Run Battlefield in western Pennsylvania:




Our government may no longer respect the Constitution, but the people it belongs to honor it as much as ever — and more than a few will fight to defend it.

Compliments of Ed S.

Maryland May Prosecute O'Keefe and Giles for Exposing ACORN Corruption

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

It's nice to see there may be charges brought in the case of ACORN thugs being caught on video attempting to facilitate child prostitution, slave trafficking, illegal immigration, and tax fraud — except that the charges would be brought not against Comrade Obama's ghetto-dwelling shock troops, but against James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles for taking the video.

No, I'm not kidding. Maryland's State Prosecutor Patricia Jessamy, a Demonrat, has this to say:

We have received inquiries from citizens and the media asking whether the Baltimore City State's Attorneys Office would initiate a criminal investigation for acts allegedly committed at ACORN offices located in Baltimore. The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video. Upon review by this office, the video appears to be incomplete. In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.

If it is determined that the audio portion now being heard on YouTube was illegally obtained, it is also illegal under Maryland Law to willfully use or willfully disclose the content of said audio. The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure or use of it is a felony punishable up to five years.

Meanwhile, there's still nothing to stop ACORN from raking in a staggering $8.5 billion of our money, expropriated by its allies in Big Government. When the bad guys are in charge, instead of justice, you get "social justice."

Patricia Jessamy of the moonbat kakistocracy.

On tips from J, Cheetah, and Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

Chairman Zero Sides with Fellow Marxists Against Democracy and the Rule of Law

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:03 AM

The ideological Marxist occupying the Oval Office has sided with fellow communists Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro, and Danny Ortega against the people of Honduras. The corrupt Marxist Honduras president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted on the order of the country's Supreme Court and democratically elected legislature after attempting to extend his presidential term in violation of the Honduran Constitution.

The same president who went out for ice cream while the Iranian mullahs butchered people in the streets, insisting he didn't want to "interfere" in the internal affairs of another country quickly changed his tune when it came to re-installing a corrupt Marxist/ideological co-hort in Honduras. The White House hascut off aid to Honduras (while seeking to send nearly a billion dollars to the corrupt thugs of Hamas) and denied visas to the interim president of Honduras, Roberto Michellitti, and other members of the legitimate democratic government.

To their credit, the Hondurans are not backing down. “We will not back down. Dignity does not have a price in our country.”

Ask yourself this question: Why is it "progressives" are always siding with thugs and tyrants against the people? True, the U.S. has had to deal with dictators when necessary to pursue other strategic objectives. The example the left always uses of dictators embraced by the right is Augusto Pinochet of Chile; a man who eventually gave up power to a democratic government, leaving his country freer and more prosperous than he found it. Is the same true of Castro? Of Chavez? Of Mugabe?

Comrades forever.

Airstrip One's War on Boys Continues Unabated

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:44 AM

Airstrip One is never going to win that war with Eastasia (or is it Eurasia?) if it keeps emasculating its population. We have heard reports about British schools discouraging boys from playing sports and urging them to take drama and dance instead. We have also heard of the nutjob safety and health czars wanting to ban palm plants because the leaves are too sharp. Now, the nanniest of the nanny states is out to ban Boy Scouts from carrying pen-knives. Hand-wringer Dave Budd, a knife safety instructor, bleats:

"I think it is safest to assume that knives of any sort should not be carried by anybody to a Scout meeting or camp, unless there is likely to be a specific need for one. In that case, they should be kept by the Scout leaders and handed out as required."

This is not an aberration of the Nanny state gone too far, this sissification is what the goal of the Nanny state is. The Nanny state treats every person as though he is a pathetic wretch incapable of self-sufficiency who most be prevented from doing any harm to himself. This is no life worthy of a free man. This is how cattle live; penned, fed, cared for and ultimately no more than the slaves of those who keep the pens.

Boys who are raised to be sissies grow up to be leftists.

More Proof, Conservatives Are Just Better People Than Liberals

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:30 AM

Our nation's capital, after the 9-12 March of Patriots:


Now, how it was after the "Yes, We Can" crowd got done using it on the day of Chairman Zero's inauguration.

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A perfect illustration of the difference between personal responsibility and social responsibility. No one is so poor that they can't pick up the trash in their own yard, but the parasites of the socialist left always expect someone else to do it for them.

From Gateway Pundit on a tip from Burning Hot, also TED.

September 13, 2009

Sophia Elena's Tea Party Time Lapse

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:11 PM

Time lapse footage gives an idea of the vastness of the crowd that converged on Washington yesterday to protest Big Government:

Now we know what Chairman Zero's nightmares look like.

While the MSM tries to spin the crowd size as "tens of thousands," the less biased foreign press is reporting up to 2 million patriots in DC alone — an absolutely staggering turnout.

Compliments of Sophia Elena.

It Ain't Obama's Business If I Do

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:53 PM

Yesterday's gargantuan turnout made one thing clear: protest isn't just for moonbats anymore.

Via The Hill Street Blahg, on a tip from Steady Teddy.

FreedomWorks Targeted by Bomb Threat on Eve of March on Washington

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:40 PM

Given the left's active sympathy for Islamic terrorists, and its dime store messiah's history of closely associating with terrorists both foreign and domestic, it's hardly surprising that moonbats would resort to terrorist tactics in an attempt to disrupt dissent:

On the eve of what organizers call a 'Big Ol' TEA Party', the Washington, D.C., offices of FreedomWorks were evacuated by DC Metro police on Friday afternoon after the conservative organization reported to authorities at 3:42 pm ET that it had received a bomb threat.
At 4:48 pm ET, the organization put out a Twitter message saying that it turned out to be a false alarm but the organization is not happy about the disruption. …
DC Metro police has confirmed to ABC News' Jason Ryan that the DC Metro police had, indeed, evacuated the organization's offices after being told by the organization that it had received a bomb threat.
The threat came when a man called the FreedomWorks main line and told the organization's female receptionist: "I put a bomb in your building, bitch."
The FreedomWorks staffer who spoke with ABC News said that the organization has received multiple threats but that for some reason, the DC Metro police thought that this one was credible enough to evacuate the building.

FreedomWorks was obviously targeted for its role in organizing yesterday's massive March on Washington, which despite the progressive terror tactics was a staggering success. Once again, liberals failed.

On a tip from J.

Statesboro Tea Party Videos

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:33 PM

I'll thank Chairman Zero and his fellow socialists for this much: they've caused patriots to get in touch with their inner orators. Yesterday inspiring speeches were made not just in DC, but across the country. Below are a couple from the Tea Party in Statesboro, Georgia.

Our Flag:

Inspiration and Invocation:

Compliments of Heather M.

23 Patriots on 2 Legs

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:32 PM

This must be Nasty Pelosi's idea of an astroturfer:

Compliments of The MaryHunter.

Open Thread: Lions and Lamb Edition

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:26 PM

Here's a space for general discussion and for tips to the overwhelming flood of leftist idiocy that pervades our modern world. I am sure I speak for VH when I say that we both wish we had time and space to give all your worthy tips the attention they deserve.

This story should make you feel a bit more uplifted, a little hope and cuteness to hold the madness at bay for a little while, on a peaceful Sunday afternoon.

Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzeneggers ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death. They rescued the fawn during last weeks wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding.
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Green Party Welcomes Radical Communist Truther

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:56 AM

The Green Party is laying out the welcome mat for Obamunist 9-11 troofer and self-avowed communist radical Van Jones, possibly as a future presidential candidate. This is the party that previously welcomed another conspiracy-spouting whackjob, Cynthia McKinney, to their ranks. The party so radical they dumped Ralph Nader for being too mainstream.

Kind of validates the notion that environmentalism is just communism in an organic hemp shirt, doesn't it?

If the Green Party Gig doesn't work out, Van X can always host a show on MSDNC

MSM "Look Over Here, Something Shiny" FAIL

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:42 AM

The MSM would rather not talk about legitimate concerns over Chairman Zero's power grabs, corrupt Chicago-style politics, and misguided socialist policies. It's easier and more politically useful to pick a conservative, demonize him, and try to drum up continuous two-minutes hate toward him. Watch what happens when a couple of CNN dingbats covering the 9-12 March try desperately to change the subject to Joe Wilson.

Hat Tip: Powerline

P.S. Much in the same way the MSM was downplaying the size of the crowd in DC yesterday, the CNN Anchor understates Joe Wilson's fundraising. It is reportedly over a million dollars. Go, Joe!

Yes, They're Real. And They're Spectacular

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:35 AM

Michelle Malkin reports that the Daily Kostards are in denial about the size of the crowd of patriots turned out to protest the socializing of America.

The claim is that the shot came from the Kennedy procession or a previous left-wing protest and that the flag at half-mast proves that it was “fake.”
Newsflash for the clueless: Flags were still at half-mast earlier today in honor of the murder victims of the 9/11 jihadi attacks.
Guess the 9/11-was-an-inside jobbers are still that much in denial.

Or maybe the moonbat left simply refuses to recognize a "real" protest unless there are geriatric harridans in pink feather boas, phony soldiers lying about atrocities they didn't really see because they were never in Iraq, or busloads of dirty hippies with ponytails in the back and nothing on top.

Looks real to me.

September 12, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:46 PM

Compliments of Charlie G.

Statesboro, Georgia 9-12 Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:40 PM

Elsewhere in Georgia, Statesboro showed it doesn't lack for patriots of all ages:




Compliments of Heather M.

Roswell, Georgia 9-12 Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:15 PM

Courtesy of Daniel H, here's what City Hall looked like in Roswell, Georgia today:





Time Lapse Video of Us Surrounding Them

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:06 PM

Still More From DC

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:59 PM

More scenes from the historic 9-12-09 Tea Party in DC, compliments of The MaryHunter:






You can't blame Chairman Zero for getting his scrawny tail out of Dodge today.

Still More DC Tea Party Photos

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:26 PM

Attendance estimates for the Mother of All Tea Parties in DC today range between massive and gargantuan. A few more scenes:









Americans are well within their rights to feel pleased with themselves today.

Compliments of Tea Party Attendee.

More Monster March on Washington Pictures

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:54 PM

Compliments of The MaryHunter:





Phoenix 9-12 Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:21 PM

Given the size of the crowd, you'd think every patriot in the country was in DC today. But tens of thousands more turned out for local Tea Parties in places like Phoenix:
















Compliments of Varla.

March on Washington Tea Party Pictures

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:28 PM

Compliments of Mega, here are a few scenes from the massively successful rally of patriots in DC today:









Mega describes the crowd as "totally energized," with "amazing energy and camaraderie." This won't be easy for our socialist rulers to ignore.

Massive Turnout for DC Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:55 PM

By all accounts, the turnout for the 9-12 Tea Party in the District of Criminals today was massive. Even the New York Times has been forced to acknowledge it:

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with an opposition to health care and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.

Opposition to healthcare? They must have meant defense of healthcare from nationalization, which anyone with the least awareness of what's going on in Britain and Canada knows would destroy it.

On a cloudy and cool day, the demonstrators came from all corners of the country, waving American flags and handwritten signs explaining the root of their frustrations. Their anger stretched well beyond the health care legislation moving through Congress, with shouts of support for gun rights, lower taxes and a smaller government.
But as they sang verse after verse of patriotic hymns like "God Bless America," sharp words of profane and political criticism were aimed at Mr. Obama and Congress.

Profane from the point of view of the statist media, that is. It's leftist protestors who are known for foul language.

The crowd numbered well into the tens of thousands, though police declined to provide an estimate of the size of the crowd. Many of the participants simply came on their own and were not part of an organization or group. But the size of the rally took the authorities by surprise, with throngs of people streaming from the White House to Capitol Hill for more than three hours.

"Well into the tens of thousands" might be putting it mildly. We may never know how many turned out, but it was certainly enough to send a very clear message to our rulers. America isn't just going to roll over and die.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Via America Is an Obamanation! On a tip from Byron. Hat tip: IMAO.


Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

If you believe in Glenn Beck's 9 principles and 12 values, turn off your computer and get to the nearest 9-12 event. Any pictures you take will be greatly appreciated if you send them along to Moonbattery.

The nine principles:

1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

The 12 values:

• Honesty
• Reverence
• Hope
• Thrift
• Humility
• Charity
• Sincerity
• Moderation
• Hard Work
• Courage
• Personal Responsibility
• Gratitude

Learn more about this formula for countermoonbattery at The 9-12 Project.

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.

No One Should Have to Choose Between Healthcare and Frivolous Self-Indulgence

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

The poor already get taxpayer-financed healthcare: it's called Medicaid. The promise of ObamaCare is that everyone — whether needy or not — can force others to pay for their healthcare, which will free up money for more important expenditures, like body-building supplements and designer jeans.

Socialism is the scam by which a criminal syndicate convinces parasitical idiots that everyone can live for free on everyone else's dime. After the arguments that no one should have to choose between healthcare and whatever, we'll soon hear arguments that no one should have to choose between housing and clothing, then that no one should have to choose between clothing and food, then that no one should have to choose between food and water, and so on until communism has been attained and we find ourselves on our knees thanking the government for the barest subsistence. But at least it will be free.

Hat tip: Hot Air, on a tip from J.

Terrorism Works When Liberals Are in Charge

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:39 AM

It seems as though Chairman Zero was okay with Britain's Oil-For-Terrorists deal all along, despite public proclamations to the contrary.As someone commented elsewhere, "It's almost as if we were pro-terrorists instead of fighting a war against them."

Here's the dirty little secret. Terrorism works when liberals are in charge. Terrorists have a forty year track record of success achieving their goals with the cooperation of liberal governments, particularly European leftists and the socialist United Nations. Terrorism allows the gang of thugs that constitute the Palestinian Authority to claim political legitimacy and billions in "international aid" while engaging in a ceaseless war of terrorism against the legitimate, democratic state of Israel. The socialist left allows Iran to get within months of having a nuclear weapon and sponsor terrorism around the world with only the mildest of rebukes, and an American president who goes out for ice cream while the Iranian Terror Regime slaughters its own people. Terrorism would have had the Democrats cut and run in Iraq as they are now preparing to do in Afghanistan. Even when it comes to even a minimal level of resistance -- such as publishing cartoons offensive to Muslim terrorists -- liberals wuss out.

Leftists believe that terrorists have legitimate grievances, and so they forgive the acts of barbarism through which those grievances are expressed; especially when it's Jewish schoolchildren being blown up. Leftists also revere "conflict resolution," (a.k.a. appeasement) and are averse to confrontation. Hence, leftists will negotiate the terms of their demise with the vary barbarians who wish to kill them.

When liberals say they want to "deal with" terrorists, they mean, they want to make a deal with terrorists that gives them 90% of their demands in return for a promise to suspend blowing up schoolchildren. The terrorists get their demands, and then proceed to blow up schoolchildren in pursuit of the other 10%.

Conservatives don't roll like that. Conservatives would rather "deal with" terrorists by arranging a face-to-face meeting between the terrorists and Allah.

The inevitable outcome of a liberal negotiating with a terrorist.

September 11, 2009

Search Engines Commemorate September 11

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:43 PM

September 11 may be the best day of the year to compare search engines:





At least Google is consistent. The "Don't Be Evil" moonbats will make a special logo for Iranian New Year, but most anything that reeks of patriotic sentiment is ignored.

On a tip from Pete.

2 More for Glenn Beck?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:36 PM

AoS HQ is reporting that the Census Bureau is formally severing all ties with ACORN, following revelations on Glenn Beck and Breitbart-dot-com that the organization is involved in tax fraud, immigration fraud, and the facilitation of underage prostitution: the Tim Geithner - Obama's Auntie - Barney Frank trifecta of political scandals.

"The census director has now sent a letter to the national headquarters of ACORN notifying them that the Census Bureau is severing all ties with ACORN for all the work having to do with the 2010 Census, either in preparation for or the execution of the 2010 Census. ... A copy of this letter has been sent to Congress and relevant committees. ... Major Garrett is working this story."

We'll await confirmation, but this does sound like the typical "Dump bad news late Friday afternoon" pattern of this administration.

Also, Yosi Sargent, the Communications Director of the National Endowment for the Arts is being reassigned after being caught on a teleconference instructing artists that if they want to win grants, they should use their art to support the administration's policies. Glenn Beck had also targeted Yosi Sargent as part of the corona of corruption at the Obama White House.

Update: Michelle Malkin has confirmation

I just want to rub it into the trolls with a little "Glenn Beck Happy Dance."

Liberal Fascists Will Have to Think of a New Name for Themselves

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:55 PM

According to Rasmussen (a pollster despised by the left because his polling does not show overwhelming support for Chairman Zero), the word "liberal" remains out of favor, and the word "progressive" is falling out of favor. Perhaps because the policies championed by those who call themselves "progressives" are, in fact, regressive in the sense that they empower a state autocracy and rob individuals of autonomy.

Far left social democrats will have to rebrand themselves again, perhaps with something that more accurately describes their political objectives; like nationalized health care and socialist redistribution of wealth. National socialist is already taken, however.

Nutjob Blogger Busted for Marijuana Possession

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:58 AM

Andrew Sullivan, the Perez Hilton of The Atlantic monthly, was arrested for possession of marijuana earlier this summer. Sullivan --- or as he prefers to be called, RawMuslGlutes --- was once considered sort of conservative. Compared to screeching gay leftists like Michelangelo Signorile and Dan Savage, RMG did look sort of conservative in the way Ruth Bader Ginsburg looks sort of hot if she's standing next to Janet Reno and Madeleine Albright.

But RMG flipped out when George W. Bush endorsed the Federal Marriage Amendment on February 24, 2004. RMG's descent into madness can be traced to that day. After previously supporting the War against Islamic Fascism, he did an immediate 180, adopted the moonbat definition of torture --- any discomfort of any degree or duration a terrorist or a terrorist's lawyer complains about --- and shrieked repeatedly about the Bush Torture Regime. His Daily Dish weblog became a laughingstock because of his penchant for posting emails from Mobys --- lefties pretending to be "lifelong Republicans" who had seen the light and embraced Bush-hatred --- and began parroting talking points from neo-Marxist whackjob site DailyKos. His insanity culminated in his embracing -- obsessively -- the nutjob, soap-opera conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin was not really Trig Palin's mother.

So, is drug use to blame for his insanity? Maybe, because drugs do have that effect on some people, and leftist rhetoric is more believable when you're "wee-weed" up. RMG has hinted at more extensive drug use in the past, IIRC, and takes steroids and a variety of other medications for HIV. Dumping all those chemicals in one's body can't be a good thing. But it's also possible he simply became deranged because in his heart, he's a spoiled child who wanted a toy, and on 02/24/2004 an adult told him "No."

Hat Tip: AoSHQ for the story and the cartoon

For Once Obama May Not Have Been Lying

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

Maybe Chairman Zero wasn't lying after all when he proclaimed that illegal aliens won't be eligible for free medical care at our extravagant expense under socialized medicine:

It is true that both the House and Senate health care bills as they are now drafted would make illegal aliens ineligible for federally funded health care. But President Obama has stated as recently as last month at a press conference in Mexico that he will seek "comprehensive immigration reform" legislation that will put illegal aliens on a "pathway to citizenship."
Viewed in combination, the president's health care and immigration reform plans would in fact let people who are illegal immigrants in the United States today receive federally funded health care benefits when the plan comes on line. In his speech [Wednesday] night, the president said that the health insurance exchanges where people would buy federally subsidized insurance would not begin operating until four years from now. If Obama follows through on his agenda as planned, immigration reform will be enacted in the intervening time.

All he has to do is ram amnesty through Congress the way he rammed through the Porkulus outrage and Tax & Charade, and presto: no illegal aliens can collect ObamaCare, because no aliens are illegal. With the massive infusion of unrestrained immigration from the Third World that will follow, he might not need ACORN's help to keep Democrats in power after all.

On a tip from Byron.

Layoff Tracker

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:34 AM

Comrade Obama is "creating or saving" so many jobs with his unprecedented (and unfinanced) spending bonanza that Forbes offers a widget called the Layoff Tracker allowing websites to display how many have been thrown out of work since November 1, 2008. The current total stands at 601,526. A few of the casualties:


But no doubt the layoffs will stop once Obamanomics reaches full flower. We'll all work for the government, and we'll spend half of every day waiting in line for black potatoes, but the layoffs will stop.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Compliments of J.

More ACORN Goons Caught Trying to Facilitate Prostitution

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

In case you thought Obama's ACORNistas in Baltimore were atypical in their willingness to help use taxpayer money to set up a brothel for child sex slaves, let's turn to DC:

One day after two ACORN officials in Baltimore were fired for offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute to engage in child prostitution and a series of tax crimes, another secretly shot videotape has surfaced that shows the same couple getting similar advice from ACORN officers in Washington.
The newly released videotape, shot on July 25, shows ACORN staffers explaining to the pair how they can hide the woman's professed work — prostitution — and get a loan that will help them establish a brothel.
James O'Keefe, a 25-year-old independent filmmaker, posed as the pimp while visiting the ACORN office, accompanied by 20-year-old Hannah Giles, who posed as the prostitute. On a videotape provided to, they are seen receiving guidance to establish the woman as the sole proprietor of a bogus company to mask the nature of her business.
"She's not going to put on (the loan application) that she's doing prostitution … she doesn't have to," the ACORN staffer says. "You don't have to sit back and tell people what you do."
The ACORN staffer is heard suggesting that O'Keefe can purchase a house, and as the landlord, if he is ever questioned by authorities, he can say he was unaware of the illegal business going on inside.
"[W]hen the police ask you, (tell them) you don't know where (the money is) coming from," the staffer said. "We are looking out for you."
The ACORN employee later suggests that O'Keefe, who said he had a budding political career, not linger at the house in case people "put the dots together" and leave him "smeared and tarnished" by his association with his prostitute girlfriend. She should keep her business "low key," the employee said.

Speaking of being tarnished, when is the media going to put the dots together regarding Obama's extremely tight relationship with this scum? Not only is Chairman Zero a product of ACORN, he is funneling our money into its coffers by the $BILLIONS even now, in return for its help in implementing his agenda.

If future elections in this country are a farce worthy of a Third-World banana republic, it will be because of Dear Leader's use of ACORN to subvert both the census and the vote.

The mainstream media's failure to report on this establishes that it has zero credibility as anything but a propaganda service. The alphabet networks and the major newspapers have revealed themselves to be as much a tool of the Obama Administration as Pravda was a tool of the Soviet regime.

On tips from J and Varla.

Self-Centered Harridan Whines About Being "Inconvenienced" by Soldier's Funeral Procession

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:43 AM

Maybe we have forgotten about 9-11, or maybe some people are just too self-centered to ever honor the sacrifice of a soldier if it makes them a couple of minutes late for their shopping. This case from St. Louis, Missouri, makes me glad I don't associate with people like this:

The Jefferson County sheriff has offered a stern response to a woman complaining she was inconvenienced by a procession accompanying a soldier's casket.
The woman wrote an e-mail to Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer after she had a hard time driving around the procession escorting the casket of Sgt. William Woods, who was killed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The story includes the text of the Jezebel's email. Although I can't be certain she is of the left, her email reaks of the self-pitying victimhood so characteristic of that tribe.

Out of deference to VH, I can't use the words I'd really like to use to describe this witch, so I'm just going to have to bunt on this one.

"Hey, get that corpse outta my way!"

Doctors Protest ObamaCare in DC

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

The District of Criminals won't be under massive siege by patriots until tomorrow, but the statists destroying our country are already being made to feel surrounded. El Marco reports:

On September 10, 2009, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals came to Washington, D.C. from across the country to show their opposition to Obamacare. This rally exploded the government-created myth that there is unanimity amongst health care professionals for Democrat plans to take over health care. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons came to D.C. to present a petition from doctors to lawmakers. The AAPS has been a voice for private physicians since 1943. Their motto is omnia pro aegroto, "all for the patient". The doctors met with the representatives from their respective states and argued for a platform that avoids unnecessary bureaucratic intervention in health care.
Atlanta radiologist Dr. Shannon Norris holds a People's Cube poster.

Much more at Looking at the Left.

If our rulers don't want to see mobs of angry and highly sophisticated peasants, they'd better stay away from the windows of their castles.

Pro-Life Activist Jim Poullion Murdered

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

I doubt this will be considered terribly newsworthy, in stark contrast to the media frenzy over the killing of Tiller the Baby Killer. From Michigan:

State police at the Corunna post have confirmed a well-known anti-abortion activist was shot multiple times and killed this morning in front of Owosso High School.
The victim's identity has not yet been released but the shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m., after most students were off the buses and safely inside the building, said Owosso schools transportation supervisor Jayne Campbell.
State police also confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody about 8:15 a.m. at the suspect's home.
Owosso High School secretary Wendy Smith said the students remain in lockdown this morning and confirmed that no students were involved and all are safe with classes going on as normal. …
A black car can be seen parked at the corner of North and Whitehaven streets, where a portable oxygen tank is lying in a front yard next to a large sign bearing the image of a baby and the word "Life."

The victim's name is Jim Poullion.

The local media is already in spin mode. As I was writing this, the Detroit Free Press actually changed its headline from "Pro-life activist shot dead near Owosso High" to "Owosso police look into two murders" to play down the highly relevant antiabortion angle. Funny, I don't recall that happening with George Tiller.

See The Blogprof for the latest updates.

Hat tip: Steven's World.

Never Forget — And Never Let Them Forget

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM














































It took only seven years for moonbattery to rot our patriotism, unity, and resolve to the point that Barack Obama could be elected president. Imagine how well he would have fared if the election had been in 2001.

We need to get our country back before it's too late.

Photos compliments of Oiao.

Who Would Have Thought It?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:00 AM

If I had told you on September 11, 2001 that eight years later…

  • We would have a president who picked as a close White House advisor someone who stated that America got what was coming to us 9-11, that the United States was a terrorist country, and whose minister had said the same.
  • That the president who had kept the country safe from further terror attacks for eight years -- who turned Iraq and Afghanistan from our mortal enemies into our nominal allies -- would be reviled as a "war criminal."
  • We would elect a president who would say Victory over the terrorists isn't really our objective.
  • We would have a Congressional leadership that was ready to cede Afghanistan back to the Taliban, because they didn't think the public thought winning was worth it.
  • The president and his administration would be forbidden to speak of the 'War on Terrorism' because the language was considered politically incorrect. Instead, of a terror attack, the events on 9-11-2001 would be considered merely a "man-caused disaster."
  • Our Supreme Court would have concluded that the foreign terrorists who destroyed the WTC were entitled to the same Constitutional Rights as the Americans they butchered.
  • We would have a president eager to bring terrorists onto American soil, and would have released other terrorists to taxpayer paid vacations in tropical paradises.
  • The president and his party would be seeking to prosecute intelligence agents who put their lives on the line to protect Americans from another attack.
  • We would have members of an entire political party who thought pouring water on a terrorist's nose to save American lives was a horror beyond the pale.
  • Hollywood would have released several movies depicting our soldiers and intelligence services as the bad guys (Redacted, Syriana, War Inc, Lions for Lambs, In the Valley of Elah), and the terrorists as innocent victims (Rendition).
  • A film-maker who described Islamic terrorists as "equivalent to our Minutemen" would be given a place of honor in the president's box at the DNC convention.
  • We would have a president who apologized to Islamic countries for America defending ourselves against terrorists.
  • We would have a president that stood by and did nothing while the world's leading sponsor of terror developed nuclear weapons.
  • Our borders would still be wide open, and two successive administrations would have done nothing to secure them.
  • An environmental group would use the horrific images of the murder of 2,800 people as part of a hip, edgy ad campaign.

Would you have believed me? Would you have thought all this was insane? Would you have been outraged? Would you have thought it possible on 9-11-2001, that eight years later our national leadership would be once again gutting our military, tying up our intelligence agencies in bureaucratic knots, and retreating to the same failed 'terrorism is a law enforcement matter' approach that led to the attacks on the World Trade Center to begin with?

What would you have said if you knew all this would happen after 9-11-2001, besides, 'Good God, what happened to this country? How did we let this happen? How did we forget?'

Update: According to the official 9-11-2009 Presidential 9-11 Proclamation, the events of 9-11-2001 weren't terrorist attacks, they were "heinous crimes." Just crimes, you know, like dealing coke, or tax evasion, or facilitating child prostitution.

Eight years ago, who would have thought that people like this would be running the country?

September 10, 2009

What Would the Founding Fathers Do?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM

Get your signs ready for Saturday. Here's some inspiration:

Compliments of alinskyrules, on a tip from TED.

Sophia Elena Exposes Still More Obamunist Astroturfing Phoniness

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

Just how ersatz are Obamunist astroturfing activities? This latest cutting edge reporting from Sophia Elena offers a clue. Here she chats with Silas Russell of Comrade Obama's Organizing for America — we also hear once again from the skeevy Obamunist apparatchik and snitch recruiter Jeremy Bird:

Union thugs and moonbat drones aren't even allowed to make their own signs. Only signs produced inside the Death Star are guaranteed to stay completely on message, as they are manufactured by the same evil elves who program Chairman Zero's teleprompter.

Apparently Jeremy et al. didn't want to risk any pranks.

Patriot protests are conspicuously less contrived:

Public Schools Run for the Benefit of Unions, Not Schoolkids

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:44 PM

In the course of trying to endorse some guy I never heard of for Governor of California, George Will illustrates a big part of the reason public schools are so often so awful.

Steve Poizner ... volunteered to teach without pay in an East San Jose high school. After he sold, for $1 billion, one of the technology companies he founded after moving to California from Texas, and after serving as a White House fellow, he walked into East San Jose's school district office, explained that he graduated No. 1 in his class at the University of Texas, earned a Stanford business degree, and now wanted to teach American government to high school seniors. A functionary declared: "Nothing you have said qualifies you to be in the classroom."

Because, you see, the public schools are closed, union shops, and people with valuable life experience are not welcome as teachers. However, spending four years being indoctrinated about multiculturalism, diversity, whole-language, everyday math, peace studies, and promoting the green agenda qualifies you eminently.

Poizner finally was given a chance to teach at an urban high school dominated by working class hispanic families. Supposedly, Republicans are horrified by brown people, but Poizner found the experience enlightening. It taught him a few other things about the public unions' stranglehold on public education:

- When some parents -- who were plumbers -- offered to fix a broken water fountain, the school refused to let them. (That's a union job. Wouldn't want to make the lazy slobs look bad.)
- More than half of the 600,000 employees in primary and secondary education are not in classrooms. (And those that are in the classroom are too busy teaching LGBTQCDEFGHIJKLMNOP tolerance and Green Week Awareness to impart any real education)
- In Los Angeles, 25 percent of public school teachers send their children to private schools. (Chairman Zero, in one of his first acts as president, moved to shut down a voucher program that had helped students in Washington DC escape that city's horrible public schools.)

One begins to suspect that all that lip service the Democrats and the Teacher's Unions give to "quality education" is just a load of bull. What they have created is more of a hostage situation. "Give into our contract demands and the kids won't get hurt." Any real reform that would improve the quality of education ... whether by simply getting rid of bad teachers, raising standards, or simply giving parents the ability to leave bad public schools... is fought tooth and nail by the Teacher's Unions and their Democrat allies.

If the Democrats can't kill the kids in the womb, they sentence them to the worst possible schools. To paraphrase one of our idiot trolls, "Why do Democrats hate children so much?"

And since minority kids tend to get the worst of both public schools and abortion rates, we can more specifically ask, why do Democrats hate brown children so much?

Unions hijacking the only employers left they haven't driven overseas.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:44 PM


Ecocrats Plot to Make Fuel More Expensive, Enrich Terror Regimes

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:09 PM

Environmentalist whackjobs in concert with greedy, dim-witted politicians are conspiring to make hydrocarbon-based fuels more expensive and enrich regimes that are hostile to the United States. The vehicle for achieving this result is the 'Low Carbon Fuel Standard,' a new energy tax potentially as destructive as Cap and Tax.

The LCFS scheme works, in brief, by having environmentalist bureaucrats 'carbon score' various fuels based on the amount of harmless carbon produced in extracting and refining them, then imposing a carbon tax scheme based on the amount of carbon which is produced.

An LCFS, by definition, is set up to discriminate against some forms of crude and benefit others. As it turns out, the forms against which an LCFS discriminates happen to be the ones most readily and affordably available to us -- homegrown oil from California and Colorado; Mayan crude from Mexico; and oil sands from Canada, our most important economic and strategic ally in the hemisphere.
Who's got all the light crude -- the kind an LCFS scheme is rigged to favor? The vast majority of the world's lightest, sweetest crudes happen to be controlled by some of the world's least reliable and most unstable regimes.

Screwing over our allies and aiding our enemies is consistent with the modus operandus of the Obama regime so far. (Cases in point: Israel and Honduras - screwed over. Iran - aided and abetted.) The LCFS scheme favors the continuation of this policy.

Ultimately, the objective of LCFS is to make petroleum fuels so expensive that we are forced to use alternative energy technologies. There are some potentially promising alternative fuel solutions in development, but they are many years from commercial viability. It will also take years to changeover our vehicle fleets to accommodate the new fuels. While research into new fuels should continue, it is wrong-headed and, frankly, destructive to destroy the economy with this costly scheme ... especially to appease some whackjob superstitions about the vengeful goddess Gaia.

Gaia is an angry and vengeful goddess, who demands tribute and sacrifice, lest she unleash her terrible wrath of slightly warmer weather.

Breaking News: John Stossel Leaves ABC for Fox

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:09 PM

Following up on their magnificently successful poaching of Glenn Beck from CNN, FoxNews has snatched libertarian-leaning reporter John Stossel from ABC.

John Stossel, the longtime ABC News correspondent and co-anchor of "20/20," is leaving ABC to join Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. TVNewser has learned Stossel will host a weekly, one-hour program for the 2-year-old business channel. He's expected to signed a multi-year deal with Fox which will include regular appearances on Fox News Channel during daytime and primetime. He'll also host four, hour-long specials on Fox News, much like the business/consumer specials he'd hosted for years on ABC.

Good for Fox. And you moonbats should be happy, too, because the removal of their most prominent non-leftist increases the ideological purity of ABC News.

Charlie Sheen Demands Audience With Dear Leader

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

With communist and 9/11 Truther Van Jones widely exposed as an evil kook, where is Chairman Zero going to find his next Green Jobs Czar? Rather than go out looking for a suitably unhinged moonbat, maybe he should just wait for one to come to him:

Actor Charlie Sheen is demanding a meeting with President Obama to discuss his belief that the September 11 terror attacks were perpetrated by the federal government.
In an interview with, The "Two and a Half Men" star unveils a fictional 20-minute exchange he imagines having with Obama — whom he supported in the November election — during which he implores the president to get on "the right side of history."
Sheen, 44, argues that "the official 9/11 story is a fraud" and claims the attacks served as "the pretext for the systematic dismantling of our Constitution and Bill of Rights." Moreover, he charges that the Bush/Cheney "regime" was behind the attacks as a prelude to justify an invasion of Iraq. Sheen also insinuates that Usama bin Laden is working for the U.S. government.

Too bad the Homeland Security position has already been filled.

Compliments of R Martin.

On a tip from TED. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Being a Moonbat Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:25 AM

Joe Wilson (R-SC), under pressure from the wimps in the GOP leadership (I'm looking at you, Landslide McCain) and Obama's retinue of fluffers in the mainstream press has been forced to apologize for stating what everybody knows is true: Chairman Zero lied about his health care plan not covering illegal aliens. (Why else would La Raza be pushing for it?)

OK, fine. So be it. But will the media and the Obamacrats ever apologize for their outright smears against patriotic Americans who oppose ObamaCare? Will they apologize for:

- Calling opponents of ObamaCare Un-American?
- Calling opponents of ObamaCare "Evil-Mongers?"
- Calling opponents of ObamaCare "domestic terrorists" and comparing them to Tim McVeigh?
- Calling opponents of ObamaCare brownshirts and fascists.
- Calling opponents of ObamaCare "racists" who are "only upset because we have a black president."
- Siccing SEIU thugs to assault opponents of ObamaCare?
- Depicting Larouche nutjobs as typical ObamaCare opponents

Joe Wilson had to apologize for speaking the truth. But the moonbat left is never called to account for its lies and smears.

How about an apology for the deficit, too, while you're at it?

More GBDS (Glenn Beck Derangement Syndrome)

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:04 AM

Nothing brings out the foaming-at-the-mouth hatred of the deranged left than someone who speaks truth to power. And the most effective speaker to power so far in the Obama Era has been FoxNews and Radio host Glenn Beck. Yes, he goes over the top sometimes, but compared to a certain deranged lunatic who recites lists of 'The Worst People in the World' every night, Beck's a pretty mild-mannered character. And unlike the deranged lunatic, he seems to genuinely care about the country, and not the fortunes of a particular political party.

Beck has pointed out that Obama has surrounded himself with radicals, extremists, and nutjobs like Van Jones, John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, and Mark Lloyd. And he proves his point using their own public statements and records. His enemies cannot refute the facts, so they attack Glenn Beck personally.

The left giggles manically whenever Van Jones's 'Color of Change' organization announces another advertiser boycott, even when the companies they claim are boycotting Glenn Beck have never advertised with him to begin with or later deny that they are boycotting him. They tried to start a rumor that Beck raped and murdered a young girl. That effort failed because it was a lie. And it backfired by giving the right the opportunity to point out again that a certain 'Lion of the Senate' left a young woman to die, was involved in the rape of a young woman by his own nephew, and assaulted a waitress in a way that would meet the statute for sexual assault in most state.

The latest childishness comes from the Cablevision TV listings, where "Glenn Beck" was listed as "Glennif*ck". This was similar to -- but less clever and more childish than -- the time Keith Olbermann's show being listed as 'Jackass' in the LA Times. One might say that our shenanigans are cheeky and fun, while theirs are cruel and tragic. Which makes one question whether they are really shenanigans at all.

A leftist confronts the reality that Glenn Beck is right, and has almost three times Olbermann's TV audience.

ACORN Mob Attempts to Facilitate Child Prostitution, Tax Fraud

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

There really is nothing beneath Obama's red-shirted goon squad ACORN — not even child prostitution:

Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents.
The videotape was made public Thursday on, a political blog launched by Andrew Breitbart as a companion site to his blog.
In the videotape, made on July 24, James O'Keefe, a 25-year-old independent filmmaker, posed as a pimp with a 20-year-old woman named "Kenya" who posed as a prostitute while visiting ACORN's office in Baltimore. The couple told ACORN staffers they wanted to secure housing where the woman could continue to maintain a prostitution business. …
On the videotape, "Kenya" can be seen telling an ACORN staffer that she earns roughly $8,000 a month. The ACORN employee then suggests to "Kenya" that ACORN could submit a tax return for 2008 showing that she made $9,600 for the entire year — instead of $96,000 — and that ACORN would charge "Kenya" $50 instead of the usual $150 fee for preparing her taxes.
ACORN offers tax preparation and benefits application services free of charge during tax season; it charges nominal fees during non-tax season.
The ACORN staffer can also be seen suggesting that the prostitute list her occupation as a freelance "performing artist."

It gets worse…

The "pimp" later says that he and "Kenya" plan to bring up to 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador to work as prostitutes. Although an ACORN staffer points out their plans are illegal, she also suggests that the girls can be claimed as dependents.
"What if they are going to be making money because they are performing tricks too?" the pimp says.
"If they making money and they are underage, then you shouldn't be letting anybody know anyway," the ACORN staffer says, and laughs. "It's illegal. So I am not hearing this, I am not hearing this. You talk too much. Don't give up no information you're not asked."

ACORN thugs don't just turn a blind eye to child prostitution. Here they offer to buy the brothel at taxpayer expense:

A second ACORN employee can be heard on the audiotape suggesting that the couple join the organization for an annual cost of $120 prior to attending one of its first-time homebuyer seminars, which are underwritten with taxpayer funds.

ACORN is best known for its industrial scale voter fraud operations, but also had a key role in causing the current financial mess by extorting banks into giving home loans to people unlikely to pay them back. It has been entrusted with collecting census data that will advance the Democrats' political objectives.

American Thinker wonders "why Attorney General Holder hasn't managed to institute a RICO investigation against this multi-state criminal enterprise." The answer of course is that his boss is a product of ACORN. Comrade Obama trained ACORN thugs and provided legal assistance for their shakedown operations. His ties to this organization are so tight that he used to be known as the Senator From ACORN.

Obama's campaign paid ACORN $800,000 for its voter fraud activities, then tried to cover it up. But that's chump change compared to what he's funneling ACORN's way now that he has the keys to the treasury. The bloated spending bill the media helped him pass off as a "stimulus package" included $billions for ACORN.

Given Comrade Obama's extremely close relationship with these goons, this story makes Watergate look like a parking violation. We'll see if the mainstream media finds it worth mentioning.

On tips from citizen222 and mega.

Moonbat Tech: Watermelon Juice as Fuel

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Since the government severely restricts drilling for and refining oil, we'll need to use alternate fuels to generate our massive energy requirements. Fortunately, we have watermelon juice:

A staple of backyard barbecues and summer time snacks, watermelon is also a promising new source of renewable energy.
According to a new study, leftover watermelons from farms' harvests could be converted into up to 9.4 million liters (2.5 million gallons) of clean, renewable ethanol fuel every year destined for your car, truck, or airplane's gas tank.

The key is to make energy from that which is abundant — and given the epidemic of communists posing as environmentalists, we certainly have no shortage of watermelons.

Bearing a gift of alternative fuel, via The People's Cube.

On a tip from Air2air.


So as not to be held legally liable if any moonbat trolls work themselves into coronaries, I'll confirm that the picture above is not meant to blaspheme against political correctness by implying that Comrade Obama likes watermelons. It is meant to imply that he is a watermelon — i.e., a communist who uses environmentalism as a Trojan horse to advance his agenda. What other alternative fuel would he use to power Air Farce One?

Now Hiring

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

With Marxists running Washington, now isn't the best time to look for a new job — unless you want to work for the government. The White House is hiring a contractor to keep track of what people say about it on social networking sites. From the job description, via WND:


Bureauweenies do love their initialisms. EOP = Executive Office of the President; PRA = Presidential Records Act; NARA = National Archives and Records Administration.

As we degenerate toward totalitarianism, the EOP is coming to "maintain a presence" pretty much everywhere. If you'd like to be remembered by posterity, just leave a comment. No doubt government technocrats will preserve it long after this site has been shut down for thought crimes.

On a tip from Shayne.

Mike Malloy: Patriots Started Station Fire

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

Lefty radio host Mike Malloy is on board with the government's attempt to portray patriots as terrorists, the better to justify targeted attacks on our constitutional liberties. Here he is accusing conservatives of setting the giant California wildfire:

[T]hese insane people, the neo-fascists on the right, the Republicans who have flipped out, the ones who are terrified that the President of the United States is going to address schoolchildren, the ones who are convinced that an attempt to reign in healthcare costs to make it a little bit easier, more competitive for people to get insurance is somehow acting in the spirit of Adolf Hitler, these crazy sons of bitches are the ones responsible, in my opinion, for the fire.

He then declares that patriots are racists, equates NRA and KKK membership, theorizes that whoever started the fire works for Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, uses an obscene epithet to describe Tea Partiers, and asserts — in all seriousness — that most domestic terrorism is caused by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michelle Malkin.

You can see why government coercion will be required to keep liberals afloat on the radio. As their farcical messiah continues to unravel, the hysterical lunacy they spew will only become more shrill.

Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, BURNING HOT, Radio Equalizer, Story Balloon TV.

NICE Nixes Cancer Drug

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:54 AM

A day doesn't go by without a story from Britain warning us not to let bureaucrats push us over the cliff into socialized medicine. Today's tale of terror:

A drug that significantly extends life expectancy for patients with liver cancer is set to be refused by the government's health watchdog.
Nexavar increases survival rates by 44 per cent and without it, the only option for patients is supportive and palliative care to make their final months less painful.
However, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is set to refuse to make it available on the NHS.
In the UK, there are approximately 2,800 new diagnoses of primary liver cancer made every year and the disease is responsible for causing around 2,800 deaths annually.
In May this year when NICE published their preliminary findings into the drug, they said that the drug "would not be a cost-effective use of NHS resources".

It's bad losing 2,800 taxpayers to fleece, but good for the healthcare system to have 2,800 fewer mouths to feed, and people debilitated by liver cancer produce less tax loot anyway. The NICE bureaucrats decided who will die accordingly.

On a tip from Gore Blimey.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 AM


Obamunism Is Working

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:37 AM

With 15,000,000 people out of work and the housing and auto markets being kept alive only by massive infusions of borrowed Chinese dollars (thanks, future generations!), it's good to know that someone besides our state and federal governments are flourishing under the gang of radicals, incompetents, and tax cheats currently besieging the American economy.

- Record Quarterly Sales of $102 Million (+30%)

- Record Quarterly Net Income of $12.6 Million (+458%)

- Record Quarterly, Fully Diluted EPS of $0.21 (+320%)

- Record Adjusted EBITDAS of $20 Million

Who's doing okay? Click to find out.

Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power

Chairman Zero Gets Townhalled

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:23 AM

And as several have noted, the look on Speaker Granny Rictus Botox's face is just... awesome to the ninth degree. (Plugs just continues performing the same flawless impersonation of the entire supporting cast of Idiocracy he's been doing for years. In this case, channeling the receptionist from "St. God's Hospital.")

And, Representative Joe Wilson is right. H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchanges. House democrats have twice voted against amendments to provide such language in the bill.

And that was not the only lie to come out of Chairman Zero's mouth last night:

Lie: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."
Fact: CBO Scoring says the plans on the table will add at least $200 Billion in deficits over ten years. Beyond 2020, the scoring gets even worse.

Lie: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
Fact: The CBO says at least 3,000,000 people will lose their coverage under any of the plans being put forth. Other estimates have ranged as high as 88,000,000. And that's not a bug, it's a feature. The goals of these plans are to saddle insurance companies with so many mandates that premiums will have to go up and drive people to subsidized government care. Pre-existing conditions are to health insurance what drunk drivers and teenagers are to auto insurance; what do you think is going to happen when companies are required to cover them, but not charge them more than healthy people?

Lie: "Don't pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. ... That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."
Fact: Obama and congressional Democrats want to pay for their health care plans in part by reducing Medicare payments to providers by more than $500 billion over 10 years...

Lie: "Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."
Fact: The Capps-Wasman Amendment to House Bill 3200 explicitly allows the Secretary of HHS to subsidize abortions with Federal funds as part of the public option. Democrats have voted against amendments to block abortion funding under the House Bill.

To his credit, Joe Wilson is standing by his statement regarding the Emperor's fashion sense.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit.

September 9, 2009

Obamunist Pledge Remix

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM

Remember the Tinseltown pledge of fealty to Comrade Obama? It makes a lot more sense after a couple hits of acid. See for yourself:

On a tip from Oiao.

Tedious Marmosets Sing of the Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

Even marmosets are inspired to song by The Anointed One. Warning: marmosets aren't known for the refinement of their language.

On a tip from TED.

Barack Obama's Downfall

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM

A scene from The Decline and Fall of the Moonbat Messiah, with Adolf Hitler in the starring role:

Compliments of TrillionDollarKiss.

The United Nations Wants Your Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

Shrillary has screeched that it takes a village to raise a child. But with the rise of the Moonbat Messiah, the totalitarian left is thinking in bigger terms. Now it takes world government. If ratified, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child would effectively transfer control of your children to the America-loathing authoritarian degenerates that infest the UN:

More info at

On a tip from TED.

Tea Party Express in Canton

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

The Tea Party Express passed through Canton, Ohio today. Looks like it drew a nice crowd:





Pictures from the big event Saturday in the District of Criminals will be more than welcome.

Compliments of The.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:00 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Moonbat Tech: The D-CATCHER

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:46 AM

It's admirable that some moonbats care enough about the environment to hang their clothes out to get pooped on by birds rather than rape the earth by running a dryer. But what about the drops of water that drip from the clothes? These soak deep into the earth or evaporate, never to be seen again, as the planet's water reserves are steadily depleted.

At last, a solution:

The D-CATCHER not only keeps garments stretched for even drying, but also collects all the water inside a tube for reclamation.

Be sure to turn over all reclaimed water drops to the Environmental Protection Agency for safekeeping.


On a tip from Air2air.

The New York Times's Timeless Romance With Communist Dictatorships

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:51 AM

Back while Stalin was energetically butchering people by the millions and starving them by the tens of millions, New York Times Reporter Walter Duranty traveled to the Soviet Union and praised Bolshevik Communism as the future of mankind:

"Stalin and his associates have carried with them the strongest and most intelligent elements of the Russian people, and have created a national unity and enthusiasm which the Tsarist Empire never knew. They have learnt by their own errors and pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps, and the nation has followed them."

Today, the New York Times's Thomas Friedman has similar praise for the butchers of Beijing.

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

Our one-party democracy is worse....

We are "worse" because our elected leaders can't roll over the desires of the common citizenry and enact their grand utopian schemes. Of course, Obama now has one czar, John Holdren, who's a big fan of Chinese-style coercive birth control. And another czar, Mark Lloyd, who's a big fan of state control of the media. And the environmental offices are under committed Gaia-worshiping eco-fascists like Stephen Chu and Carol Browner. So, at least some elements of Friedman's idealized Chinese-style government are in place ideologically speaking.

By the way, this is the house that Thomas "Concerned About Resource Depletion, Climate Change, and Social Inequalities" Friedman lives in.

Unless he's sheltering a few hundred homeless people, Thomas 'Comrade' Friedman is a big fat hypocrite

I Find This Cartoon Offensive

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:12 AM


But I don't find it nearly as offensive as the fact that one of the president's chief advisers (czars) believes that America got what was coming to us on 9-11-2001.

I don't find it nearly as offensive as the fact the president's long-time minister, mentor, a man he looked up to like a father to the point of titling his books after one his sermons, also believes 9-11-2001 was "America's chickens coming home to roost."

And I find it less offensive than the fact that progressive mainstream --- not just the fringe kooks --- embrace and defend these ideas, as well as these ones...

- They support the destruction of capitalism as a road to their Green socialist utopia.

- They believe white people deliberately poison minority communities.

- They support communism and radical black nationalism.

To paraphrase South Park: This is what the progressive left actually believes. Their ideas are more destructive to America, to liberty, to the dignity of the human spirit than any ink-and-paper cartoon.

Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power for teh cartoon.

Angry Parents Suing California Schools Over Mandatory Gay-Friendly Classes

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:41 AM

As reported by FoxNews (and nowhere else, apparently), not all parents are happy that the public schools have added mandatory, pro-gay indoctrination to classes for kindergarten-through-fifth graders.

[One parent] said he wasn't expecting the district to take care of what he called a parent's duties in educating his daughter, as the school is "already (too) strapped for cash to incorporate these changes."
"I know how to successfully parent, educate, and instill value and self-worth in my child," he said.

That's the point, isn't it? Obviously, 'teh gheys' deserve to be treated with as much decency as any other human being as long as they comport themselves within the boundaries of respectful social behavior. But doing this in public schools is a waste of time and resources. Teaching boring old math, science, and English proficiency may not make some hippie-dip educrat feel like she's "making the world a more tolerant place," but, ultimately, these skills are more useful than "accepting the transgendered."

Little reminder: It was in California that a Mormon girl was disciplined for using the popular teen expression "that's so gay," while those who teased her about her Mormon faith got no reprimand of any kind. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others, indeed.

Accept and celebrate the normality of our lifestyle.

Moonbat Roost

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

It looks like Democrat congresscritters are finding creative places to hold town hall meetings where only constituents who like what they're doing to the country are likely to attend:


The sympathetic crowds will appear as soon as they take that cross off the top.

Via Lone Star Times, on a tip from Byron.

Obama May Take Failed Soda Tax National

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

New York Governor David Paterson's attempt to tax soda flopped so spectacularly that Comrade Obama now wants to inflict it on the whole country:

The President, in an interview with Men's Health magazine released yesterday, said he thought taxing soda and other sugary drinks is worth putting on the table as Congress debates health care reform.
"It's an idea that we should be exploring," the President said. "There's no doubt that our kids drink way too much soda."

He'd better hope they start drinking whole oceans of it if he's going to use a soda tax to pay for socialized medicine, which may cost enough to literally bankrupt the country, à la Cloward-Piven.

Less politically tone deaf than their master, some of Chairman Zero's minions have denied there are plans for a soda tax. However,

Thomas Frieden, who Obama put in charge of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also has spoken up for the idea. In his previous job as Mayor Bloomberg's health commissioner, Frieden played a key role in promoting healthy habits, including the smoking ban in bars and calorie counts on fast-food menus.

Bloomberg is the quintessential nanny state tyrant. There may soon be regulations in NYC telling his subjects how many times they must chew their food before they can swallow. Under Obama, his style of governance is now imposed at the federal level.

Only a month ago, Comrade Obama renewed his preposterous vow not to increase taxes on the middle class, despite levels of spending unprecedented in human history. But it's true that in the America he's creating, only the rich will drink soda.

It's okay to indulge in sugary drinks if you're The Anointed One.

On tips from Dave P.

Premature Baby Left to Die Under Britain's Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Comrade Obama is all heart when it comes to bailing out bloated corporations, but he's less sympathetic regarding the most vulnerable people on the planet — as when he aggressively defended the policy of leaving the survivors of botched abortions unattended until they die. This is fortunate, because it takes unsentimental resolve to impose socialized medicine. The latest from Airstrip One:

Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday.
Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy - almost four months early.
They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment.
Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support.
She said he was breathing unaided, had a strong heartbeat and was even moving his arms and legs, but medics refused to admit him to a special care baby unit. …
Medics allegedly told her that they would have tried to save the baby if he had been born two days later, at 22 weeks.

When medical professionals are reduced to government bureaucrats, saving lives takes a back seat to regulations.

Meanwhile, in a country where socialist thugs have not yet seized control of the healthcare industry…

[Miss Capewell] was shocked to discover that another child, born in the U.S. at 21 weeks and six days into her mother's pregnancy, had survived.
Amillia Taylor was born in Florida in 2006 and celebrated her second birthday last October. She is the youngest premature baby to survive.

Lucky for Amillia she made it out before ObamaCare, which is likely to make the womb a very dangerous place.

On a tip from Bernie D.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM


Comrade Obama to Chair UN Security Council

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

How's this for symbolic:

Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.
The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament — one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.

The odds of Dear Leader lifting a finger to prevent nuclear proliferation are slim. Unilateral disarmament, on the other hand, has long been a cherished dream of the leftist fringe he represents.

[Remarks by Susan Rice, US envoy to the UN] were the latest by the Obama administration to emphasise a shift from the strategy of the previous Bush administration, sometimes criticised by its UN partners for seeking to use the world body principally to endorse its own unilateral policies.

The wretched dictatorships most people have to live under needn't worry; Chairman Zero has made it clear from the beginning that like the UN, he is not the least inclined to advance American interests.

On tips from nancz, Cheetah, and Conan.

We Told You Environmentalism Was a Religion

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:06 AM

Back on Airstrip One, a certain Mr. Tim Nicholson has successfully sued his employer to have his environmental views raised to the level of a religion, and thereby created a protected class for himself and other Gaia-worshiping moonbats.

In the first case of its kind, an employment tribunal decided that Nicholson, 41, had views amounting to a "philosophical belief in climate change", allowing him the same legal protection against discrimination as religious beliefs.

Mr. Nicholson was angry that other employees at his firm drove "some of the most polluting cars on the planet," and outraged that an employee was sent by airplane to retrieve his Blackberry. (Which, if the Blackberry contained proprietary data information, was a perfectly reasonable thing to do to protect competition-sensitive information.)

"[My belief] affects how I live my life including my choice of home, how I travel, what I buy, what I eat and drink, what I do with my waste, and my hopes and fears," he said. "For example, I no longer travel by plane, I have eco-renovated my home, I compost my food waste and encourage others to reduce their carbon emissions."

Reading between the lines, it's clear that Nicholson was on a crusade to impose his environmental/religious beliefs on everyone in the company and management got fed up with dealing with this twit. Think about the precedent this sets. Can someone refuse to shower or use deodorant because of their environmental beliefs? Would you want to share a cubicle with them?

Has it occurred to Mr. Nicholson that if he doesn't like working somewhere, he should go work some place else? I am sure Greenpeace, Earth First, and Al Gore's Carbon Credit scam are always hiring. He could have gone to live on some eco-commune somewhere, but he was far too selfish to consider that he didn't have the right to impose his private choices on everyone else.

Many people have to make compromises in life. Single parents, for example, sometimes seek out positions with minimal travel requirements or telecommuting options; even if it means taking less lucrative positions than one would otherwise. Grown-ups recognize that life involves compromises.

Sure, they always talk about eliminating their carbon footprint, but they never do anything about it.

September 8, 2009

Who Can It Be Now?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:47 PM

Who said the following? Was it a crazy "tea-bagger" screeching rudely at a town-hall meeting? Or was it a hate-filled talk radio host like Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh?

The fiscal policies of this administration and its allies in Congress will add more than $600 Billion in debt for each of the next 5 years…
[I]t took 42 Presidents 224 years to run up only $1 trillion of foreign-held debt. This administration did more than that in just 1 year. …
Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

Click here to find out the answer.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit.

Airstrip One Returns to the Dark Ages

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:38 PM

The London Telegraph Reports that Airstrip One could be facing blackouts within eight years. Electrical blackouts in an advanced industrial Democracy? How is this possible?

The answer, of course, is environmental moonbattery. Under the current Labour government's "Low Carbon Transition Plan," the government is required to commit to 40% green energy over the next ten years. But there is no environmentally acceptable way of achieving that goal. Airstrip One isn't Arizona, so solar is out. Windmills are costly and unreliable. And the Green superstition that coal and nuclear anger the vengeful goddess Gaia mean clean coal and nuclear are not politically viable.

Sanity would say, make sure the green technology is feasible… then come up with a plan to transition to it. Unfortunately, Britain has not had sane governance since Lady Thatcher stepped down.

Airstrip One would rather praise Gaia than curse the darkness.

Michael Moore: Freedom Is Evil

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:14 PM

Unlike other terms that end with "ism," capitalism is not imposed through government force. It is the system that naturally arises when the economy is allowed to develop spontaneously as a result of voluntarily relationships entered into on the basis of enlightened self-interest. This is why capitalism is also known by the term "economic freedom."

It's also why statists — who can abide nothing that isn't coercive — hate it. Roto-Reuters reviews Michael Moore's latest video diatribe:

Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie "Capitalism: A Love Story," which premieres at the Venice film festival Sunday.
Blending his trademark humor with tragic individual stories, archive footage and publicity stunts, the 55-year-old launches an all out attack on the capitalist system, arguing that it benefits the rich and condemns millions to poverty.
"Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil," the two-hour movie concludes.

That is, freedom is evil. You can't regulate freedom. You must crush it completely — i.e., impose socialism. Only when everyone is poor can we all be rich.

Fortunately for Moore, the economic freedom that has allowed him to become extravagantly wealthy by denouncing the better aspects of his culture hasn't been crushed just yet. Via Michael Moore Exposed:

Michael Moore is a paradox. A millionaire who boasts of wealth as proving his value — "I'm a millionaire, I'm a multi-millionaire. I'm filthy rich. You know why I'm a multi-millionaire? 'Cause multi-millions like what I do. That's pretty good, isn't it?"
He lives in a million-dollar apartment, and boasts of that as well. "I walk among them. I live on the island of Manhattan, a three-mile-wide strip of land that is luxury home and corporate suite to America's elite… Those who run your life live in my neighborhood. I walk in the streets with them each day" (Michael Moore, Stupid White Men, p. 51). For vacations, he keeps another million-dollar beachfront house in Michigan.

But Moore is no hypocrite. I'm sure when his gluttony inevitably results in a heart attack, he'll fly down to Cuba for the communist healthcare he wants imposed on us.

cuban healthcare
Keeping Moore's hospital bed warm down in Cuba.

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

Firedog Lake Agrees: Van Jones Is a Mainstream Liberal

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Alan Colmes isn't the only liberal who wants to know what's so bad about the vehemently anti-Caucasian, black nationalist, ex-con, communist 9/11 Truther whom Comrade Obama had entrusted with $60 billion of our money to create mythical "green jobs." The moonbats flapping around at Firedog Lake still regard him as a champion worthy of the Order of Lenin. Screeches Jane Hamsher:

I first met Van Jones when he was honored last year by the Campaign for America's Future at their gala dinner. He was being swarmed by all of the liberal institutional elite, who just could not be more full of praise for the impressive environmental leader and prison reform organizer. Everybody wanted Van Jones on their board. Everyone wanted him at their fundraisers. Everyone wanted a piece of his formidable limelight.
Now he's been thrown under the bus by the White House for signing his name to a petition expressing something that 35% of all Democrats believed as of 2007 — that George Bush knew in advance about the attacks of 9/11. Well, that and calling Republicans "assholes." I'm pretty sure that if you search through the histories of every single liberal leader at the CAF dinner that night, they have publicly said that and worse.
So where are all the statements defending Van Jones by those who were willing to exploit him when it served their purpose? Why aren't they standing up and defending one of their own, who has done nothing that probably the majority of people in the Democratic party haven't done at one time or another? Is he no longer "one of their own?"

JustOneMinute calls this the "He wasn't any crazier than the rest of us" defense. However, Jones was made to walk the plank precisely so as to prevent non-moonbats from figuring that out. Unfortunately for Chairman Zero, they seem to be catching on anyway.

Order one up for Van Jones.

On tips from SK and mega.

UN Wants Dollar Replaced as Global Currency

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

With Chairman Zero and his czars in charge, now is the time to strike for those who want to knock America down a peg, lessening the Last Best Hope's benevolent influence on a world that would otherwise sink into darkness.

The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since the Second World War.
In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the world economy is not working properly, and was largely responsible for the financial and economic crises.
It added that the present system, under which the dollar acts as the world's reserve currency, should be subject to a wholesale reconsideration.

Unsurprisingly, this move has been pushed by our traditional authoritarian rivals:

Although a number of countries, including China and Russia, have suggested replacing the dollar as the world's reserve currency, the UNCTAD report is the first time a major multinational institution has posited such a suggestion.

The proposal would also undermine national sovereignty by imposing economic policies on individual countries. No one in the White House is likely to do anything about that either.

For once you can't blame the insidious, anti-American termites that infest the UN. By the time Obama is done running up multi-$trillion debts that we clearly have no means to repay, "sound as a dollar" will be as pathetic a joke as "hope and change."

On a tip from mega.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

Compliments of Sal.

Quasi-Truther Alan Colmes Defends Van Jones

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

Even as the catastrophe that is the Obama Administration unfolds, some aspects of our lives improve. For example, Alan Colmes is no longer on Fox News on a daily basis.

Self-avowed communist Van Jones was chucked under the bus by Chairman Zero, mainly because it came to light that he's a 9/11 Truther. Colmes has run to his defense, squawking that "Van Jones is a mainstream liberal."

True enough, if Colmes is the mainstream liberal he easily manages to pass for, then Jones could be too. Not that Colmes is psychotic enough to believe that George Bush blew up the World Trade Center — he plays it safe by describing himself as "agnostic" on the subject.

alan colmes
Now if only Geraldo would follow him out the door.

Hat tip: Newsreal. On a tip from Wiggins.

Yale University Press Censors Harmless Muhammad Cartoons

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

Don't be too hard on media outlets too craven to publish the tepid Danish cartoons that Muslims used as a thin pretext to intimidate dhimmis. True, it was impossible for them to do their job without letting us see for ourselves that the cartoons were nothing any sane person would riot over. But there are others just as cowardly. Yale University Press, for example:

Yale University has removed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad from an upcoming book about how they caused outrage across the Muslim world, drawing criticism from prominent alumni and a national group of university professors.
Yale cited fears of violence.

But… but… I thought Islam was the Religion of Peace.

Yale University Press, which the university owns, removed the 12 caricatures from the book "The Cartoons That Shook the World" by Brandeis University professor Jytte Klausen. The book is scheduled to be released next week. …
Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable, for fear it could lead to idolatry.

The execrable New York Slimes, Washington Compost, and Los Angeles Slimes also shrank from the publishing the innocuous cartoons, although the NY Slimes did muster the courage to publish "Piss Christ" and a portrait of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung and vaginas cut out of porno magazines. At least the media and academia can redeem themselves for their cowardice and obsequious dhimmitude by boldly bashing Christianity at every possible opportunity.

muhammed cartoon
Too hot for the yellow-bellied moonbats at Yale University Press to handle.

On a tip from mandy.

Newsweek Declares White Babies to Be Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

If you're Caucasian, don't think you're ever clean of the moonbat answer to original sin. According to Newsreek, even babies are racist.

At the Children's Research Lab at the University of Texas — located in liberal Austin, the Berkeley of the Southwest — Birgitte Vittrup attempted to measure how effective propaganda is at instilling multiculturalist ideology in small children. She found that despite parents' progressive intentions and the homogenous political correctness of everything they see on TV, children 5 to 7 years old tended to consider blacks but not whites to be "mean."

That this could have something to do with playground experiences was not even considered.

Another researcher discovered that white kids are racist at six months old. The article includes this gem of a quote:

It's horrifying to imagine kids being "proud to be white."

Just because racism is inborn, as homosexuality has recently become, doesn't mean it should be celebrated. Newsbleak draws the conclusion that parents must redouble brainwashing efforts, and start with them even earlier.

On tips from Rob Banks, Viking04, and mega.

September 7, 2009

Come and Take It, Thief

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 PM

At a town hall meeting in Bremerton, Washington last week, blogger Keli Carender (aka Liberty Belle) sums up socialist greed succinctly by challenging Rep Norm Dicks (D-WA) to come take her money to pay for someone else's healthcare:

If Keli is an average American, Dicks and friends help themselves every year to tens of $thousands of the money she earns. Apparently it wasn't worth the effort of descending from his podium to snatch up another $20.

On tips from UpNorth and J. Hat tip: Hot Air.

La Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 PM

Dear Leader has provided artistic inspiration once again:

On a tip from Shooter1001.

Moonbat Tech: Toilet Turbines

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:08 AM

It doesn't matter that our rulers severely restrict oil drilling and won't allow new refineries or nuclear plants to be built, or even that Comrade Obama promised he would put the coal industry out of business. New means have been devised to generate the electricity we need to keep civilization from collapsing — like toilet turbines:

What if every time that you flushed your toilet you could generate just a little bit of power? That is the idea behind the Benkatine Turbine by Leviathan Energy, which aims to get power from any pipe that water rushes through. …
There is nothing really new here, after all, rushing water is the basis of all hydroelectric power. It is the location and scale of this system (ie. in your toilet!) that makes it such an innovative product.

As for the electricity required to pump the water to move the turbines, that can be provided by pixie dust.

On a tip from Air2air.

UN Names Fidel Castro "World Hero of Solidarity"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

There is now no excuse for failing to understand that the United Nations is not merely misguided, but evil. Via

The UN has declared Fidel Castro, the longtime Communist dictator of Cuba, the "World Hero of Solidarity." Castro killed thousands and thousands of people during his rule, torturing some to death (including a few American citizens), and Cuba remains an oppressive dictatorship even today.

The UN admires the brutal dictator Castro because his brand of Third-World communist totalitarianism is the social model this organization is devoted to imposing on the entire world, which is the purpose of the global warming hoax it wastes so much of our money promoting. This goal is shared by the current occupants of the White House…

The award was presented to Castro by the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann. D'Escoto Brockmann also successfully lobbied the Obama Administration to demand that Honduras allow the return to power of its ex-president and would-be dictator, Manuel Zelaya. (Two months ago, soldiers acting on orders of Honduras's Supreme Court arrested Zelaya after he systematically abused his powers. After the Court quite legally declared that Zelaya was no longer president, he was duly replaced by Honduras's Congress with a civilian, the Congressional Speaker). The Obama Administration recently decided to impose sanctions on Honduras, and indicated it will not recognize future democratic elections in Honduras unless Honduras first lets ex-president Zelaya return to power.

…and by many Democrats in Congress…

The race-baiting liberal Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) recently praised Fidel Castro as a genius who "kicked out the wealthy" from Cuba.

Other congressional admirers of the nightmarish Castro Bros. regime include Bobby Rush and Marcia Fudge.

The UN, the Obama regime, and the Marxist vermin dominating Congress these days aren't alone in admiring Fidel Castro, who urged the Soviet Union to attack America with nuclear weapons. Here's intellectual heavyweight Aubrey O'Day telling Hannity's audience that Castro is a "brilliant man," just like Hitler:

I would say that Hannity should improve his standards for panel guests, but he couldn't raise the bar above O'Day without excluding most if not all prominent Democrats.

On tips from puffdaddy and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Eco-Terrorists Attack AM Transmission Towers

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

Obama's Radio Censorship Czar Mark Lloyd isn't the only progressive who has it in for AM radio. The cult of anti-civilization terrorist savages calling itself the Earth Liberation Front has taken to destroying radio transmission towers. Two were actually knocked down just north of Seattle, taking out much of the tower system of KRKO. It's expected to take three months to get everything working again. Fortunately, a backup transmitter site has allowed the station to stay on the air.

ELF explains its rationale:

AM radio waves cause adverse health effects including a higher rate of cancer, harm to wildlife, and that the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines.

In other words, they are crazy as bats on acid.

Look for more of these attacks in the future, while the Injustice Department quietly squelches investigations in ELF, ALF, the Black Panthers, and similar sociopathic sects of the violent left. ELF brags of its use of "direct action" — a concept very familiar to Comrade Obama, who personally trained ACORN activists in its thuggish applications. Leftist goon squads destroying radio stations will augment the government's agenda nicely.

On tips from Air2air, TonyD95B, Jimbo, and BURNING HOT.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Astroturfers But Not Patriots Welcome at Dianne Feinstein's Office

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Remember Jeremy Bird, the Obamunist astroturfer from Organizing for America who tried to recruit Moonbattery reader Heather M as a government snitch? Here he debunks the right-wing myth that Obamunists organized from on high have been involved in blocking patriots out of senators' offices — and has his debunking debunked with footage from Dianne Feinstein's office:

More footage from Feinstein's office:

Our Democrat rulers represent the people, all right — or at least, a select group of the people. The rest are dismissed with the obscene epithet "tea-baggers" and locked out.

Compliments of Sophia Elena.

New Low for Associated Press

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Associated Press would not publish the tepid Danish cartoons that Muslims used as a pretext to riot — leaving the public in the dark as to what the rioting was actually about — on the grounds that it didn't want to offend Islamists, who have been sacred to liberals since 9/11/01. However, American troops are anything but sacred to liberals, as AP proved by defying the clearly expressed wishes of both the military and his family by publishing a picture of a Marine dying in Afghanistan.

Here's what Defense Secretary Robert Gates had to say to Thomas Curley, AP's President and CEO:

I cannot imagine the pain and suffering Lance Corporal [Joshua] Bernard's death has caused his family. Why your organization would purposefully defy the family's wishes knowing full well that it will lead to yet more anguish is beyond me. Your lack of compassion and common sense in choosing to put this image of their maimed and stricken child on the front page of multiple American newspapers is appalling. The issue here is not law, policy or constitutional right — but judgment and common decency.

But the liberal media is the last place to look for judgment or common decency.

The libs at HuffPo had a different take on this outrage, calling it "shameful" that any media outlet would refrain from demoralizing the troops by splashing their mutilated bodies across the front page.

NPR thoughtfully posted a notice that "Some viewers may find the following photograph of Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard disturbing to view" before using tax money expropriated from Bernard's family to publish the photograph.

On a tip from Matthew H. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

September 6, 2009

Obama's Dragnet Appearance

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:50 PM

It turns out that among the many details buried in Comrade Obama's mysterious past is an appearance on Dragnet. Joe Friday and Bill Gannon took him to school:

On a tip from Lyle.

Another Marxist Brick in the Wall

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:20 PM

How a countermoonbat Pink Floyd would have reacted to Comrade Obama's plans to circumvent parents by preaching his cult of personality directly to children in school:

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

Meg Whitman: Huge Fan of Van Jones

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

Van Jones is such a clearly dangerous radical that even the ultra-left Obamination Administration has been forced to toss him under the bus. Here's what California candidate for governor Meg Whitman thinks about Jones:

Whitman calls herself a Republican. The RINO infestation that made Republicans so weak as to allow the current kakistocracy to take power remains an urgent problem.

On a tip from Michael M.

Cult of Personality

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

You would think even moonbats could come up with someone a little more impressive to worship:

On a tip from Angry Fletch.

Rep Tom Perriello Gets an Earful on Comrade Obama's Czars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

At a town hall meeting, Rep Tom Perriello (D-VA) gets an earful from an enraged constituent about Chairman Zero's legions of czars:

Obama's politburo of unaccountable czars is an unconstitutional power grab at the expense of the legislative branch. But Congress has become such a pathetic herd of rubber-stamping Obamunist lackeys that our "representatives" don't even read legislation, much less write it anymore. If angry peasants didn't tell them, congresscretins wouldn't have the wits to realize they are being "nudged" right out of the castle and into the moat.

At least one dangerously radical czar is gone. Unfortunately there are still dozens to go.

Hat tip: Hot Air, on tips from J and Kevin R.

September 5, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Via Hope n' Change. On a tip from TED.

Moonbats Scream for the Trees

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

Because it's still hilarious:

What's not so hilarious is that people like this now effectively control our energy policy.

On a tip from Ruth P.

Saturday Thriller

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:42 AM

Chilling footage of what happens when Democrat lawmakers drive as irresponsibly as they govern:

"I was just not paying attention," explains Wisconsin State Rep. Fred Clark. His punishment: a ticket for running a red light, nothing more.

Good thing he's not a Republican; the media would deep-six his career.

On a tip from 3bus.

Blood Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Despite the economic chaos inflicted by our current rulers, there is one industry that is booming — thanks in part to massive taxpayer subsidies. The abortion business:

Somehow I doubt Blood Money will be in the running for any academy awards — which means it ought to be worth seeing.

On a tip from LoneWolfArcher.

September 4, 2009

Ed Schultz: Jesus Favors Healthcare Nazification

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

At last we have a reason to support government seizure of the healthcare industry. According to noted theologian Ed Schultz of MSNBC, Jesus is for it.

Barks Schultz:

Now, I have been referring to the health care reform deal as the real moral issue of our time. I believe Jesus would vote yes for a public option, but some Bible thumpers don't see me eye to eye on this one.

One reason progressives are so hostile to Christianity is that it is the opposite of socialism. According to Christians, every human life is valuable, and we all have the free will to choose good or evil. According to moonbats, inconvenient lives should be terminated — e.g., unborn babies, babies who survive attempted abortions, the elderly under ObamaCare. There is no free will; there is only the State, which determines how we should live and controls our behavior accordingly. This is why Comrade Obama opposes charity but supports welfare, whereas conservatives oppose welfare while giving much more generously than liberals. Charity and government entitlements are as different as good is from evil, because one represents choice, and the other theft.

ObamaCare is yet another coercive wealth transfer. To say Jesus would favor it is like saying Jesus would rob a liquor store.

Next we will learn from Obamunist propagandists that Jesus wants our taxes raised.

Speaks for Jesus.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from BURNING HOT.

Moonbat Tech: Go Girl

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

A cause dear to moonbats is the blurring and even reversal of sex roles. As reported earlier, a talking toilet has been invented to cow guys into urinating sitting down like girls. Now we have the technology for women to pee standing up by using the Go Girl:

The actual version was perfected by a woman in Minnesota who says the device can significantly reduce the risk to wet their clothes and makes urinating much easier by doing it while standing up. …
"I'm excited, I live in the woods, I like to pee and I'm going to New York for 2 weeks. Now, I can pee in the alley with the best of 'em," said a woman who tested Go Girl and is very excited about it.

Whether the woman quoted above is Drew Barrymore could not be confirmed.

You go, girl.

On a tip from funkendunkel.

Obama Admin Caught in Lie on Van Jones

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

As noted yesterday, top Obama advisor Van Jones — the foul-mouthed, self-avowed communist who has apparently absconded with $60 billion of our money meant to create mythical "green jobs" — is a 9/11 Truther. The Obamination Administration has reacted to this revelation by lying:

In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of "the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever."

Yet he is a signatory to the petition he renounces — and what about this:


A list of members involved with this organization:


It is bizarre that the regime would deny the proven fact that Jones is a Truther, but not deny he's a communist. Truthers didn't kill over 100 million people last century, and they aren't devoted to destroying our constitution and our way of life. It's true that you would have to be crazy as a shrew on PCP to think George Bush blew up the World Trade Center. But it's also true that a third of Democrats cherish that belief.

Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Stop the ACLU, Legal Insurrection. On a tip from SK.

Magical Moonbat Express

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

The price of a ticket is more than we can afford, but we'll be paying it anyway.


Compliments of Sal.

Confirmed: Chevy Volts Are for Idiots

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

The moonbats at Roto-Reuters are aghast:

Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen has said that the Chevy Volt will fail and that anybody who buys the car is an idiot. Not only that, de Nysschen has lumped proponents of any type of electric car into a category of "intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are."

Now why would he think that? Maybe because Volts will cost you $40,000 — as much as luxury cars. You can get a Corolla for $25,000 less. He also notes that the supposed purpose of electric cars — saving the polar bears from the nonexistent global warming crisis — is farcical, since a big shift from real cars to electric golf carts would increase harmless CO2 emissions. That electricity has to come from somewhere, and it won't be nuclear plants with moonbats running the show.

Since Volts are economically insane, you can be sure they'll be around for awhile. As a product of Government Motors, they will be subsidized right up to the sunroof. The beauty of fascism as an economic model is that you can't go wrong when Big Government forces everyone to pay for your product even if they have no use for it.

The Idiotmobile, from Government Motors.

On a tip from Wiggins.

September 3, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 PM


Why "Single-Payer" Is a Dirty Term

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

If you're going to come down with a brain tumor, don't do it in a country with socialized medicine.

At least Canadian doctors can send their patients to a free country for treatment — for now.

Via Free Market Cure, on a tip from Michelle.

Rep Baron Hill Lays Down the Law

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM

The haughty Dem Rep Baron Hill bellows down from on high why it is that a peasant may not record his town hall meeting for her journalism class:

Don't worry, Herr Baron. This video would never end up on YouTube and compromise you by letting all the voters know what a pompous, arrogant jackass you are.

On a tip from John R.

Moonbat Tech: Urinal Sink

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 PM

To better serve the polar bears, every drop of water must be preserved. That's why they invented the urinal sink:

This urinal is a combination sink and urinal. The top portion contains the sink for washing your hands after going. During and after washing, the sink water cascades down to flush the urinal part of the contraption. There's no need for a separate flush which makes this a green device, saving water.

People have been known to pee in the sink; why not wash your hands in the urinal? As an added benefit, the urinal cake doubles as soap.


On a tip from Air2air.

Communist Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Is 9/11 Truther

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:13 AM

Nothing surprises me anymore about the unhinged ultra-left vermin infesting the White House — not even the revelation that self-proclaimed communist Van Jones is crazy enough to believe that George Bush blew up the World Trade Center.

The tinfoil hat lunatics at have proclaimed:

An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11 today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.

Look who signed their demented statement:


Maybe he's spending that $60 billion of our money that was supposed to buy "green jobs" to investigate his belief that Republican ***holes were behind September 11.

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

Obamunist Astroturfer Bites Off Patriot's Finger

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

Moonbat astroturfers are really showing their teeth. At a Chappaquiddicare rally in Thousand Oaks, California, a 65-year-old patriot found himself behind enemy lines, surrounded by moonbats dispatched by the Soros-funded He won't make the mistake again; a moonbat bit his finger completely off.

See the local media report for a guffaw-inducing example of liberal bias. The mutilated senior citizen is depicted as the villain, and the only cited eyewitness is a moonbat identified as "Karoli from DrumsnWhistles."

Watch your fingers around moonbats.

On tips from Cheetah, J, Refuter of Liberal Vermin, and AmericanToTheCore.

Polar Bear Testifies in Favor of Anarchy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

Flourishing polar bears are finally repaying liberals for attempting to destroy the economy on their behalf. Here one testifies in favor of moonbat anarchy on the streets of Pittsburgh:


From the Compost-Gazette:

Proposed new rules meant to help police handle G-20 protests faced a barrage of verbal rotten eggs yesterday at a Pittsburgh City Council public hearing, and appear to be headed for a close vote.

At issue is the ability to cite leftist hooligans for wearing masks and carrying pipes while thwarting police dispersal orders. Funny, you don't see many covered faces or makeshift clubs at Tea Parties.

"The real message that I'm hearing is that Pittsburgh welcomes the world, except those who choose to dissent and exercise their free-speech rights," said David Meiern, a veteran protester, who then donned a polar bear mask while addressing council.

What liberals really need if they're going to pull Comrade Obama's approval ratings out of their nosedive is a great public relations coup — like Seattle in 1999.

On a tip from Polar Bear Hunter.

From the Department of Edjukashun

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

Your tax dollar at work at the Department of Education:


They must have heard the guffaws of the peasants through the windows of the castle; now it's fixed.

Via Atlas Shrugs, on a tip from Cristy Li.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Public School Reading

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

No doubt the socialist apparatchiks who run public schools have your kids studying up for Chairman Zero's big speech to the children next Tuesday. Here are a couple of books likely to dominate their homework assignments, with excerpts via P.U.M.A.:

He was there in Chicago because he cared about these people. They were his family. People in Kenya were his family. Indonesians were his family. And no matter where he was, the world was his home. And who he was could be summed up in one word: loveable.

Only icky children don't love Dear Leader.

When his classes came to an end, he raced to Chicago to join hands with the church, to learn new lessons: Not how to be black or white, but how to be a healer, how to change things, how to make a difference in the world.

The church in question was run by this racist demagogue.

One sun-drenched day, as his wife Michelle stood by, Barack smiled on a sea of faces from Wichita to Waikiki. He saw whites and blacks, rich and poor, Christians and Muslims and Jews; he saw the ghosts of his parents, of Gramps and Toot, of Martin Luther King, Jr. and JFK. And on that special day Barack was the bridge that held them all together. "I want to be your president," he said. "Can we make America better? Can we work together, as one?" With a single voice the crowd called out, "Yes! We can!"

Let's hope the kids have strong stomachs. Next book:


Another reference to Jeremiah Wright's satanic Church of Hate:

There, swept up in the waves of their singing, with tears on his cheeks, he knew why he was there. He knew who he was and he knew where he belonged.

The Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah is a story of epic proportions:

He arrived here during a dark time in American history. All across America, people were losing their jobs, losing their houses, losing their sense of hope. Many people were tired of a war that had gone on too long. They were tired of fighting with their neighbors over politics. They were just tired. … Here was a man who spoke of "hope" and "change," whose strong words lifted up the downhearted people and made them believe that the world was not beyond repair.

Now Hopey Change has made everything different. We even have a new religion, with which small children are evangelized on your dime in public schools.

On a tip from Heather M.

Moonbat Answer to Pledge of Allegiance

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

As seen in elementary school classrooms and available here, the Pledge Allegiance to the Earth poster:


As Glenn Beck put it yesterday:

Well, how about this one? This was sent in by a listener of the radio program. This is a poster that was in their child's classroom. Look at this. I pledge allegiance to the Earth.
We have people that want to ban the pledge of allegiance to the flag, but now, the teachers are trying to get the kids to pledge allegiance to the Earth? The Earth and the environment are the progressive replacement for God. This is not my opinion. Read about the early 20th century progressives.
You will bow. You will obey, and you will worship it. It is above you.

On a tip from Lyle.

Union Label

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 AM

Here's a Tea Party placard concept from Unscrupulous:


For added effect, black out your own eye.

Olbermann Guest: Glenn Beck and Michele Bachmann Are Plotting to Kill Comrade Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

In its desperation to save this debacle of a presidency — and to generate some ratings — MSNBC has cast all semblance of professionalism, integrity, and responsibility to the stormy winds of Change. Keith Olbermann must be particularly appalled that Glenn Beck, who is stuck in the 5:00 graveyard timeslot, more than doubles his own viewership. The other day he brought on an unhinged homosexual sex columnist named Dan Savage, who declared that Beck is deliberately trying to get the Moonbat Messiah killed.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — one of the very few who shouldn't be tarred, feathered, and run out of DC on a rail — is allegedly also in on the plot.

At least the host was a voice of moderation:

Although Olbermann didn't come out and challenge Savage on his accusations that Bachmann and Beck were trying to get the president killed, he added his own disclaimer that he didn't believe everyone opposing Obama's health care policy proposals was trying to get the president killed, but he said some were.
"The overall picture — help me out on this overall picture and I'm not going to, I'm only going to moderate your remarks to this degree, that I think some of them who oppose this are not of that thinking that you just expressed," Olbermann said. "But unfortunately a lot of who you are talking about, you nailed them perfectly."

By bringing a barking moonbat like Savage on in the first place, then failing to dispute his preposterous allegations, Uberdouche was essentially making the allegations himself.

On tips from Smorfia48 and V the K.

September 2, 2009

Still More Obamunist Brainwashing in Public Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 PM

Here's another taste of what your children are learning on your dime at public schools:

My pledge: to get the bucket in position before I push play on another video made by moonbats.

This was shown to children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington, Utah last Friday. Apparently it's never too early to show children how to pledge their support for hybrids and stem cell research; their opposition to slavery, plastic, and flushing the toilet; and of course, their personal fealty to Dear Leader.

One word for parents: homeschool.

On tips from Graycat, V the K, Bill T, and Cheetah. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Obama's Green Job Czar Describes Republicans

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

The Obamination Administration is very post-partisan — just like it's post-racial. Here the "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones — a self-described communist who has been given $60 billion of our money but has yet to create a single green job — tells a crowd of Berkeley moonbats what he thinks about Republicans (please excuse the language; he's a liberal):

We should hardly be surprised that, given control of the government, these people are running it like drunks who have gotten ahold of the keys to the liquor cabinet.

Via Real Clear Politics. On tips from J, Frank W, nancz, and Viking04.

More Obamunist Indoctrination in Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

Chairman Zero's planned speech to the children next Tuesday is only the tip of the iceberg. If Obamunism doesn't scare the hell out of you yet, watch this:

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
Adolf Hitler

If freedom-loving Americans ever regain control of this country, one of the first orders of business has to be abolishing the Department of Education and liberating education from the politicized bureaucratic and union control that has reduced it to this.

On a tip from Yes WEE Can.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:47 AM

Via Six Meat Buffet, on a tip from TED.

Ben & Jerry's Introduces Homosexual Ice Cream

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Moonbat ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has renamed "Chubby Hubby" to "Hubby Hubby" to promote the tasteless travesty of homosexual "marriage," which is now endorsed by the government of Vermont.

Why do aging hippies feel so strongly about making a sick farce out of holy matrimony? Because for progressives, degeneracy is an end in itself.

It's interracial too, and packed with fudge.

On tips from Andrea and Morris.

Obama Knew in Advance About Lockerbie Bomber's Release

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

Surprise! Obama knew in advance about the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who murdered 169 Americans, into the welcoming arms of terrorist dictator Moammar Qadhafi. Eric Holder, who has been involved in the release of terrorists before, talked with his Scottish counterpart Kenny MacAskill about letting al-Megrahi go back in June.

Another very small surprise — the most transparent administration ever is blocking the release of documents on this subject:

The Scottish government told FOX News Tuesday that the U.S. government refuses to allow them to release details of any communication between Scotland and the U.S. over al-Megrahi's release.

By the way, Obama's close friend and spiritual mentor for 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, once traveled to Libya with Louis Farrakhan to kiss Qadhafi's ring. The trip was in violation of a travel ban imposed by President Reagan due to Libya's terrorist activities, and was clearly intended to flaunt their allegiance with America's enemies. At the meeting, Farrakhan agreed to help Qadhafi fight America from the inside. He and his friends are doing a bang-up job of it.

The Brits may have released al-Megrahi as part of an oil deal, but our moonbat rulers don't believe in blood for oil. They just believe in blood — American blood, spilled by their terrorist allies.

If the suppressed documents ever come to light, they won't show that Comrade Obama tried very hard to prevent the release of a killer regarded by Qadhafi as a hero. Why would he? They are on the same side.


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

Obamunists Mark 9/11 as Day to Fight Patriots

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

Comrade Obama's plans to subvert September 11 into a celebration of statist idolatry wasn't sufficiently insulting to the patriotic sentiments of normal Americans. His permanent election campaign has now marked it as anti-patriot day. From a notice sent out to the socialist hordes by Organizing for America:

That next FRIDAY, Sep 11, is Patriot Day, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the 9/11 attacks.
All 50 States are coordinating in this — as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.

These vermin actually have the gall to exploit September 11 as an opportunity to equate patriotic Americans who resist the socialist threat to our republic with the Islamic maniacs who murdered 3,000 just a few years ago, and who are tacitly supported by the current administration, which has done everything it can get away with to dismantle our anti-terror defenses.

The notice went down the memory hole, but not before RedState could acquire a screen capture.

On a tip from J.

Comrade Obama Turns Attention to Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

Having given up on getting any adults to go along with government seizure of the healthcare sector, Chairman Zero plans to target children with a speech on September 8. Federal bureauweenies have disseminated a document instructing teachers on how to shoehorn Dear Leader's propaganda into young minds. Before the speech, students should be asked the following questions:

1. Who is the President of the United States?
2. What do you think it takes to be President?
3. To whom do you think the President is going to be speaking?
4. Why do you think he wants to speak to you?
5. What do you think he will say to you?

My answers probably don't match those in the back of the teacher's edition:

1. The world's most dangerous community activist.
2. Black ethnicity, name like a terrorist, ability to read a teleprompter.
3. His intellectual peers.
4. Children might be naive enough to believe him.
5. Parents are icky if they don't like socialized medicine.

The important part is after the speech, when teachers are tasked with driving Comrade Obama's message home. They are to "extend learning" by having students

• Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.
• Write goals on colored index cards or precut designs to post around the classroom.
• Interview and share about their goals with one another to create a supportive community.
• Participate in School wide incentive programs or contests for students who achieve their goals.
• Write about the goals in a variety of genres, i.e. poems, songs, personal essays.
• Create artistic projects based on the themes of their goals.
• Graph student progress toward goals.

Somehow I doubt warning people that both our economy and our republic are in mortal danger from this Marxist would be regarded as a valid goal by government school apparatchiks. Here's an example of how kids who stray from the Obamunist fold are brought back into line:

On tips from Heather M, Cheetah, Matthew H, Clingtomyguns, Frank W, and Greg.

Moonbat Tech: Exploding Ecofridge

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

Thanks to green technology, the kitchen is now an exciting place to be:

A series of violent fridge explosions is believed to have been caused by leaks of 'environmentally-friendly' coolant. … The problem appears to result from a widespread switch to 'Greenfreeze' technology over the past 15 years and the use of isobutane and propane hydrocarbon gases as refrigerants.
Previously CFCs and HFCs were used in fridges but these gases damaged the ozone layer and contributed significantly to global warming. There are now more than 300 million Greenfreeze fridges around the world.

Unlike global warming, exploding refrigerators are real. If the isobutane leaks, it builds up in the fridge and can be ignited by a spark when the thermostat goes off.

Mother-of-two Kathy Cullingworth, 55, is taking legal advice after her Creda fridge exploded three weeks ago at her home in Normanton, West Yorkshire.

This caused over £10,000 worth of damage.

A similar fate befell Carline Preece and her family at their home in West Bromwich.
Fortunately Mrs Preece, 44, her husband Michael, 45, and their four children were in bed when the fridge blew at 6am.
Mrs Preece thought an earthquake had struck. She said: 'The doors were ripped in half, the front door has a gaping hole in it and all the windows were blown open by the force.'

But of course, if we're going to save the thriving polar bears from the nonexistent global warming crisis, sacrifices need to be made.

Exploded refrigerators serve as habitats for woodland creatures.

On a tip from Rich.

Floundering Olbermann Claims to Have Highest Ratings in Cable News

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Shrill ultra-left propagandist Keith Olbermann has now declared that his pathetic Countdown program is the highest rated cable news show on TV. The facts tell a very different story, so Oderman gives them a violent twist:

I hate to intrude with the facts but ours is the highest rated cable news program viewers 35 and younger and the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed News. And since Fixed News has since now migrated completely over to serving propaganda to tin foil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists it is not a news organization making this show the highest rated cable news program, period.

In short, news programs that don't advance his psychotic worldview don't count; therefore he has the highest ratings in the world — that is, in his world.

Meanwhile, back in everyone else's world, Uberdouche is getting trounced by Glenn Beck, Shep Smith, Brett Baier, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Greta Van Susteren even in the 35 and younger bracket — and for good reason. Who would trust a guy so obviously delusional to tell them what's going on in the world?

Olbermann, O'Reilly is just better than you. Learn to live with it.

On tips from Kyle and Chad.

Prisoners Eat Better Than NHS Patients

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

If you don't like the wretched food served in hospitals by Britain's socialistic health service, at least there's something you can do about it — get thrown in jail:

Researchers have claimed the food provided in prisons is better than in NHS hospitals.
Experts from Bournemouth University examined the quality of food offered to prisoners and NHS patients. … Professor John Edwards said about 40% of patients entering hospital were already malnourished, and this did not tend to improve during their stay.

According to fellow researcher Dr Heather Hartwell, catering budgets often fall victim to the endless budget cuts that characterize intrinsically unaffordable free healthcare for all.

Trays are often taken away empty because food tastes so awful patients won't eat it, or because the trays have been placed out of their reach. The NHS chucks out 11 million uneaten trays every year. No matter; taxpayers have plenty of money.

In 2007, 242 patients died of malnutrition in British hospitals.

Bellows shadow health spokesman Norman Lamb:

It's incredible that so many hospitals are failing to serve healthy meals. If prisons can serve good food then so can hospitals.

Why not put a fence around the island and declare the whole place to be a prison? It worked out fine for Cuba — according to our rulers.

On tips from Brian C and V the K. Hat tip: Snapped Shot.

September 1, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 PM

From the Hartford Tea Party Patriots, on a tip from Infidel Joe.

Obamunist Thug Assaults Patriot at Tucson Tea Party Meeting

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM

Gateway Pundit quotes our Community Activist in Chief:

Obama: "They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun"
Obama to His Followers: "Get in Their Faces!"
Obama on ACORN Mobs: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I'm angry!"
Obama To His Mercenary Army: "Hit Back Twice As Hard"

Here's an Obamunist who took this rhetoric to heart. He crashed a meeting of the Tucson Tea Party Coalition. Watch him smash a peaceful attendee in the face with his elbow:

Do we want these folks running our hospitals?

On a tip from BURNING HOT.

Obamunist National Anthem

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

Maybe Comrade Obama will put his hand on his heart for this one:

On a tip from Doug.

The Cartel Trailer

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM

It's not that they don't make good movies anymore. They just don't make them in Hollyweird. The Cartel looks promising:

Unfortunately the odds of moving even an inch toward liberating schools from greedy, corrupt, incompetent, radical left teachers unions are nil so long as Democrats control the government.

On a tip from Moving Picture Institute.

World's Dirtiest Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 PM

Not even Mike Rowe would take on this dirty job. Watch Jason Mattera go undercover amid the moonbats at Dem Rep Jim Moran's Reston, Virginia town hall meeting:

True horror is finding out what liberals say to each other when they think no non-liberals are listening.

Via Hot Air, on a tip from V the K.

Obama Capitol Hill One Card

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 PM

Comrade Obama is in our wallets, all right.

On a tip from Morris.

Ecofascists Attack the Wrong Building

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

There isn't much moonbats don't get wrong. Undercover reporters from The Daily Mail describe an attempted environazi attack on Barclay's bank:

The first rule of direct action, we were told, was to locate your 'target'.
As our target was the headquarters of Barclays, a shimmering 32-floor skyscraper visible for miles and topped with the bank's name and logo in blue neon, our mission couldn't have been more simple. Or so we thought.
Led by a skittish woman in her 30s with a shock of peroxide hair, we, a 100-strong motley bunch from the Climate Camp, were going on our first sortie — to teach Barclays a lesson.

The bank needed to be punished for investing in coal, which is evil because it provides people with the electricity we require for modern life.

The mood was buoyant. This was the big one. … Blonde Leader moved purposefully to the target. Entering the skyscraper's marbled first-floor reception, she beseeched her charges to 'make as much noise as you like as it is very echoey in here'.
What began as yelling and shrieking soon turned to nervous whispering as one thought struck everyone in unison. Everyone, that is, except Blonde Leader.
By now whipped up into near-hysteria, she mounted a lone charge on the security barrier, only to be held back by the guards.
Suddenly, her resistance faded and her face began to flush. We were in the wrong skyscraper. Barclays HQ was two minutes down the road.

If only someone had thought to put a sign reading "This Way to Barclays HQ" at the end of a pier.

A moonbat at the Blackheath Climate Camp.

On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Jawa Report.

Nancy Pelosi Bans Patriotic Music

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

Chairman Zero isn't much moved by our National Anthem:


His close friend and mentor doesn't like our flag:

Bill Ayers

So no one should be surprised that Nasty Pelousy has put the kibosh on patriotic music. From The New Ledger:

If you've ever been stuck on hold with a congressional office in the past, at least you've been able to enjoy some good patriotic music, as opposed to the lilting tones of generic smooth jazz that have been driving elevator users insane for decades. For years, congressional offices have played patriotic anthems as the background music during hold times.
Not any more. After we were startled by the hold music when we called a House office recently, sources on Capitol Hill informed us this week that the Democratic House leadership has made a sweeping decision that congressional offices now have the options of "smooth jazz" elevator music or no music at all.

But The Star-Spangled Banner can still be sung at baseball games — at least until MLB gets "bailed out."

Pelousy et al. must have thought patriotic music helped stoke the rage of constituents who call in because they cannot tolerate what these leftist traitors are doing to our country. Better the peasants should be lulled into a nauseous somnolence. Obama's Science Czar John Holdren, who has advocated putting sterilants in our drinking water, is probably working on a way to accomplish this pharmaceutically.

On a tip from nancz.


Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Teh Resistance Blog explains why ObamaCare is Big Government's answer to Microsoft Vista:

The government is claiming it will solve all your problems and make your life perfect forever. But consumers see it as just another bloated program that will screw up everything that's working fine right now.
The Government is also like Microsoft in that it's become so pervasive, you can't get away from it. Also like Microsoft, because of their exposure to the product, the public is broadly aware of its flaws. And both Microsoft and the Government are noted for Bloatware and indifference to the buying public.

But unlike Microsoft, Big Government is an absolute monopoly that imposes itself at gunpoint. If Microsoft keeps putting out dogs like Vista, the free market will provide an alternative. If our kakistocracy manages to break the back of the economy with extravagant new entitlements, we'll only be less able to put up resistance.

David Brooks Divulges the Roots of His Man Crush

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

Obamunist bootlicker David Brooks of the New York Slimes wants us to know why he worships the Community Activist in Chief. Here's how he describes their first encounter:

I remember distinctly an image of — we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant, and I'm thinking, a) he's going to be president and b) he'll be a very good president.

Actually, the infatuation goes deeper that the crease on a Chairman Zero's pant leg. Brooks continues:

I divide people into people who talk like us and who don't talk like us. Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely — you could see him as a New Republic writer.

MSM moonbats adore Obama because he is one of them: a slick-talking left-wing elitist. That's why the object of liberal pundits' group crush must be propped up with propaganda at any cost to their credibility.

I think he's more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room. So, that's why it's important he doesn't f**k this up.

Or rather, that's why it's important the public does not become aware that he has already inflicted damage on our country that will have catastrophic consequences.

No joke: at the Slimes, Brooks is regarded as the token conservative.

A brown-nosed pundit wants to touch the pant crease.

On a tip from SK. Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

On a tip from TED.

Muslims Attack British Police Sent to Protect Them

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

How's that dhimmitude working out for you, Britainistan?

One of two men arrested following rioting in Luton yesterday has been released from police custody this morning, although a second man is still being questioned.
A mob of 200 youngsters from Luton's Asian community defied a ban on mass public gatherings on Sunday to attack policemen drafted in to protect them from far-right protestors.
A banning order was imposed last week to thwart fears of a bank holiday weekend of violence sparked by rumours of a protest march being organised by far-right groups.

To translate out of liberalese: Asian = Muslim, and "far-right" means anyone who has not completely submitted to dhimmitude and the ongoing Muslim conquest of Britain's socialist corpse.

On behalf of Muslim colonists, the quisling authorities banned a demonstration by native Britons who wanted to protest Islamic thugs having disrupted the Anglian regiment homecoming parade earlier this year. Police were even sent to protect the darling Muslims, who responded by attacking them.

If the British people don't rebel against their moonbat rulers, soon their country will no longer exist.

On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Jawa Report.

Passing Out the Kool-Aid

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Hey, Kool-Aid!


Astroturfing gives liberal activists a powerful thirst.

Compliments of Duke.

Moonbat Tech: Manmade Volcanoes

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

Since the global warming crisis is not real, it can only be addressed with unreal solutions — and nothing could be more unreal than the latest scheme to save the polar bears by polluting the air with millions of tons of sulfur from artificial volcanoes. The demented plot — worthy of Doctor Evil at his most malevolent — is backed by the prestigious Royal Society:

The society will this week call for a global programme of studies into geo-engineering — the manipulation of the Earth's climate to counteract global warming — as the world struggles to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
It will suggest in a report that pouring sulphur-based particles into the upper atmosphere could be one of the few options available to humanity to keep the world cool.

True believers in the global warming farce are getting desperate, as it appears that not all countries are willing to commit economic suicide for the sake of their discredited cult.

Ken Caldeira, an earth scientist at Stanford University, California, and a member of a Royal Society working group on geo-engineering, said dust sprayed into the stratosphere in volcanic eruptions was known to cool the Earth by reflecting light back into space.
"If I had a dollar for geo-engineering research I would put 90 cents of it into stratospheric aerosols and 10 cents into everything else," said Caldeira.

Why would we want to ruin the atmosphere?

Brian Launder, a professor at Manchester University, who is also on the working group, recently said that without CO2 reductions or geo-engineering "civilisation as we know it will end within our grandchildren's lifetime".

Never mind that it hasn't gotten any warmer in over a decade, that it wouldn't be a bad thing if it did get warmer, and that unfortunately it's more likely to keep getting colder. The sky will fall if we don't do what Al Gore's priesthood says right now.

It's fitting that these evil lunatics favor sulfur as a pollutant, considering that they are trying to create hell on earth by blotting out the sun.

Hellish visions inspire moonbat imaginations.

On a tip from Steve T.