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Monday, December 29, 2008
This makes so much sense! Sign me up!
From, of all places, the LA Times:
The Washington Times article?
“The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”
Chris Matthews got the jump on this important story when he gushed like a schoolgirl in what has been nominated as NewsBusters quote of the year:
"I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often….And that is an objective assessment."
Geez. I don't know which of these two very very im-por-tant stories cracks me up more. It's gonna be 4 years of high-class, sophisticated, nuanced comedy, folks.
Either that or you can choose to see it as 4 years full of tears of despair. I'm pickin' comedy. Ya gotta live!
There's an article at Pajamas Media comparing Thomas Sowell on the economic crisit to Arriana Huffington on the same.
Thomas Sowell is a public intellectual who helps us penetrate through the fog of ideology. Arianna Huffington is a prominent purveyor of that fog.
He explains why very well, but I love the words he used to describe Mr. Sowell, one of the best political writers I know of:
One of Sowell’s great gifts as a writer is the ability to articulate and then explode a piece of conventional wisdom that is all consensus and no wisdom.
So very true and he does it all with a minimum of verbiage. Genius. I have never read anything of his that wasn't totally worth my time. His columns can be found at Townhall regularly. He periodically just posts random thoughts. From his latest:
Wal-Mart has done more for poor people than any ten liberals, at least nine of whom are almost guaranteed to hate Wal-Mart.
Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.As American incomes have risen over the years, liberals have kept changing the definition of "poverty." Otherwise, the dwindling numbers of people who could be called "poor" would take away the liberals' main claim to influence and power.
An e-mail from a reader whose job requires him to take urine tests, to make sure he is drug-free, wonders why he is taxed to provide money to people on welfare who are also on drugs. He thinks they should have to take urine tests too, before they get his money.
Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing
Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seemed to have noticed.
On Tuesday Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Sharia
criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, the code
(From Nice Deb). Its just a cultural difference. You respect other cultures, don't you?
Watched on FOX today a story about the more than 600 muslims protesting Isreal's defending itself. Those bastards! To think they won't just lay down and die! (short background here) Well maybe this lil' tidbit might explain some of the muslim lunacy over there:
75 per cent of Pakistani Britons are married to their first cousins (NRO)
Oh but wait. The real problem in the world is them inbred redneck hillbillies in 'merica killin....well....not really killing anyone much....but STILL....
From Mark Steyn:
..."Retail Sales Plummet," read the Christmas headline in The Wall Street
Journal. "Sales plunged across most categories on shrinking consumer
Hey, that's great news, isn't it? After all, everyone knows
Americans consume too much. What was it that then Sen. Obama said on the
subject? "We can't just keep driving our SUVs, eating whatever we want, keeping
our homes at 72 degrees at all times regardless of whether we live in the tundra
or the desert and keep consuming 25 percent of the world's resources with just 4
percent of the world's population, and expect the rest of the world to say, 'You
just go ahead, we'll be fine.'"
And yet, strangely, President-elect Barack Obama doesn't seem terribly
happy about the Obamafication of the U.S. economy. He's proposing some 5.7
bazillion dollar "stimulus" package or whatever it is now to "stimulate" it back
into its bad old ways.
And how does the rest of the world, of whose tender sensibilities then-Sen.
Obama was so mindful, feel about the collapse of American consumer excess?
They're aghast, they're terrified, they're on a one-way express elevator down
the abyss with no hope of putting on the brakes unless the global economy can
restore aggregate demand.
The message from the European political class couldn't be more
straightforward: If you crass, vulgar Americans don't ramp up the demand, we're
kaput. Unless you get back to previous levels of planet-devastating consumption,
the planet is screwed.
Hilareous. And these people are supposed to be the smarter, more sophisticated elite.
From RightWingNews, here. They are great. Here's one:
Americans are vastly more generous with their time and money than Europeans.
According to social demographer Arthur C. Brooks, in 1995 (the last year
international data on giving was available), Americans gave 3 1/2 times more
money to charities and causes than the French, seven times more than Germans and
14 times more than Italians.
In 1998, Americans volunteered 21 percent more
than the Swiss and 32 percent more than Germans - two countries with compulsory
national service. Yet we're told we should emulate them so that America, too,
can have a "culture of service." -- Jonah
How different reality is from the lies repeated by the left wing MSN until they become "common knowlege." If information like this doesn't give you a reason to find out the truth for yourself, knowing that you are being used as a witless dupe, I don't know what will.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I would trust a plumber any day over someone with a masters in English. The Plumber will at least be living in the real world and will most likely will have some sense. The English MA will be living in a deconstructed socialist fantasy land up in some ivory tower in the clouds where they mostly spend their time intellectually groping themselves!
Check the Top Ten Academic Abuses of 2008 from Young America's Foundation.
From Hot Air:
Rick Warren offers public support for a California proposition that keeps marriage defined as his faith prescribes, and suddenly Obama has betrayed their trust. Really? They see a one-time association over a 60-second invocation as a betrayal of their values, when Obama’s twenty years with, and significant material support for, a raving anti-American demagogue like Wright didn’t disturb them in the least?
At least we know where their values lie.
But don't call them un-patriotic!
President-elect Obama stopped by the Marine Corp Base Hawaii Kaneche Bay where servicemen and -women were eating Christmas Dinner in Kailua Thursday evening.“Just wanted to say hi, hey guys” Obama said as he walked into the Anderson dining hall ... As Obama entered the room it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite; staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the President-elect to come to them to stand up. (ABC)
Maybe there's a lack of whiney, entitlement-hungry, socialist babies in the miliary?
Some of the comments on the story at Gateway Pundit:
This is how everybody's feeling. Just... blah. Like, whatever, dude.
We don't hate the guy, but he's a non sequitur. His election doesn't make sense. It's a strange comment that's too tedious to spend any time trying to decipher. And in the end, nobody cares.
It's like when you're at a dinner party, and someone says something like, "You know, I was a cesarean birth."
Great. Terrific. Whatever, dude.
Too bad he didn’t lead them in Grace:
“Dear God, we thank thee for this thy bounty and ask, in Jesus’ name, that GOD DAMN AMERICA!”
“Just wanted to say hi, hey guys.”
Met with silence.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Not all "gay" people are screaming, hysterical drama queens. No really. Disregard all that prop 8 news coverage and the fact that you never hear a rational voice from that camp in the MSM. There really ARE some, like here. From an article by Daniel Blatt for Pajamas Media:
...they don’t just see Warren as offering a different perspective on a controversial issue. They believe his position on that issue defines him a hate-monger who harbors “an anti-gay agenda.”
By so defining Warren, they paint gay marriage opponents with a broad brush, assuming that anyone who opposes same-sex marriage does so out of animosity toward gay people.
Warren, however, has made clear that he opposes same-sex marriage not because he hates gay people, but because of the longstanding definition of this ancient institution: “For 5,000 years, every single culture, every single religion has defined marriage has defined marriage as a man and a woman, not just Christianity, [but also] Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism.”
And while Warren’s opposition to gay marriage has earned him the ire of angry gay activists, his support of certain “partnership benefits” for same-sex couples has upset some social conservatives. Warren’s record on gay issues may not be perfect, but he is anything but a hater.
To be sure, had Warren expressed his support of Proposition 8 in the hateful tones of some of the proposition’s proponents, these activists would have a point.
But, in coming out against gay marriage, Warren didn’t attack gay people. He merely expressed his belief that gender difference was a defining aspect of the institution.Given the civil nature with which Warren has expressed this view, activists’ opposition to the president-elect’s choice marks them the more intolerant party in this controversy.
Yet another instance of intolerance and hatred coming from the so called "oppressed" within the party of hate and delusion.
Here. They all just happen to be muslim. This is just a coincidence, ya bigot!
But speaking soon after the U.N. General Assembly passed an Islamic-sponsored resolution condemning "defamation of religion" for the fourth year in a row, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said his group was committed to respecting freedom of expression.Lordy, lordy, what to do! There's an epidemic of hate crimes towards muslims. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain:
There was a "rising tide of incitement to religious hatred and discrimination and intolerance targeting Muslims," he told a meeting called by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) at the United Nations in Geneva. The 57-nation OIC, based in Saudi Arabia, represents 1.5 billion Muslims.
Anti-Male Homosexual 881
Anti-Female Homosexual 192
Says Jihad Watch: "And keep in mind that CAIR and other organized Muslim groups have been urging Muslims right and left to complain of "hate crimes" at the slightest opportunity"
In addition, the UN is falling all over itself defining "Islamophobia" as anyone who does not capitulate to sharia law demands made of muslim immigrants. When a person in the host culture does not accept the demand that they modify their behavior to embrace the muslim immigrants culture...well, that's Islamophobia. This has been a HUGE issue with the UN the last couple years. Yet another reason to pull out and yet another reason I could give a flying frig what the "citizens of the world" think about America. I refuse to feel ashamed for not being an idiot, for being successful and for not being socialist. The left feels otherwise and are celebrating the further lowering of ourselves to the level of these childish morons that they chope that The Obamessiah will bring.
The White Liberal Elite. GREAT article by Bob Parks here. Speak the truth to power!
Our pop culture is ruled (and infected) by “role models” whom we are told not to judge. In what age would a Paris Hilton be celebrated and/or tolerated? But because of nepotism and white liberal racism, some of the most untalented amongst us are in charge of what we, and our kids, see and hear. We already know of industry stars who won’t allow their children to watch the product they sell us. Why? Because they know it’s crap, but as it took little thought to produce and it perpetuates their lifestyle, who cares if our society’s reputation is sullied by it?
They’ve dumbed down society, not only so it’s easier for them to lead, but also because it’s easier for them to understand. They may be rich; that doesn’t make them intelligent. Reciting is easy, thus “change” and “hope” (along with white liberal guilt) could position a black man with questionable credentials to be our next President of the United States.
Zimbabwe is starving to death.
Once seen as a post-colonial role model, Zimbabwe's economy has been in a downward spiral since the turn of the decade when thousands of white-owned farms began being seized under a controversial land reform programme.
Food production has since plummeted and inflation has skyrocketed, hitting 231 percent when the last official data was released in August.
Well, least they got rid of the evil white bastards that stayed and accepted the new society and government. White necessarily = evil. Now the Zimbabwe people can virtuously starve to death. Sensible. Progressive.
Thomas Sowell gives a lil' history lesson about the great depression. Well worth reading at Townhall. Little known fact:
The rise in unemployment after the stock market crash of 1929 was a blip on the screen compared to the soaring unemployment rates reached later, after a series of government interventions.But of course, Jugears McMarxist and his MSM propaganda arm will say that the years and years of bad times we are headed for are Bush's fault. Its not like reality, facts or historical precedent has ever stopped them from pushing failed agendas before. Socialism- 100 years of failure means NOTHING.
...it was not the "problem" of the financial crisis in 1929 that caused massive unemployment but politicians' attempted "solutions."
A couple quotes found at The People's Cube:
|The “scientific consensus” that Al Gore and his fellow global warming alarmists rely upon to force radical changes in how Americans live and work is being unraveled by Mother Nature. In addition to the recent freak snowstorms in Malibu, New Orleans and Las Vegas, Arctic ice is expanding this year - not shrinking - and there were 115 record-low temperatures reported in the U.S. in October, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Despite rising carbon dioxide levels, the Earth has actually been cooling – not warming – since 1998, when the warming trend peaked in conjunction with heightened sunspot activity. It appears that 2008, the National Climatic Data Center now says, will go down as the coldest year in a decade.|
|“For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming?” asked Dr. David Gee, chairman of the 2008 International Geological Congress’ science committee.|
In case you were not aware of how deadly serious this discredited non-issue is, check this list at Fox. My favorites? Cannibalism and frozen penguin babies. The latter is the most hilarious, as the left has no problem with dead human babies. Penguin babies however....we gotta DO something!
Oh, and btw, don't enjoy your Christmas. If you have festive lights this one time of year, you hate the planet. The smart and kind got yer number, you troglodyte, so don't even try it!
On the other hand, from this ill-bred, stupid, planet-hatin' redneck oppressor, I wish you a Merry Christmas!
Here's hoping for peace-through-strength on earth and a return to people helping one another themselves, even in the face of acquiring dirty hands and a messy, actual involvement in another person's life. May we learn to abandon our obsession with inner personal growth and focus a little on others, instead of passing it off on the government to do with other people's money, thereby avoiding the personal expense and above all the horrible inconvenience that that would entail. Missing a yoga class, loosing time with affirmations tapes and reflection on the moment by moment state of our feeeeelings just might be worth it.
I think it would create a better, happier world, but then again, I'm a hateful bastard. What the hell do I know! lol. Merry Christmas.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sarah Palin busted her ass, worked hard and accomplished a lot. The left and the RINO's hate her.
Caroline Kennedy has floated along all her life on a raft of money through cotillions. The left loves her.
This a perfect example of the bowel-stewing self-indulgence of elite liberalism.
Palin's selection triggered troughs of bile, vomited up from nearly every respectable liberal quarter. A Florida congressman, and Obama surrogate, insinuated that Palin was a "Nazi sympathizer" and anti-Semite (she's not, but Caroline Kennedy's grandfather was). Her by-the-bootstraps story was ridiculed by nearly every ex-debutante newsreader and avowed "feminist" in America.
Meanwhile, Caroline, with a resume perfectly suited to being a Kennedy and little else, is a Cinderella who deserves a Senate seat because, well, she just does.
It's whether or not you move in the right circles and have the correct education and interests that count. Everyone else is a dumb hick who needs condescending "help" and needs put in their place if they dare to question their betters.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
(from Six Meat Buffet)
HOW MUCH OF OUR MONEY WILL BE STOLEN TO PROP UP FAILURE?
“I would err on the side of making it larger than making it smaller,” Zandi said in an interview. “The size of the plan depends on the forecast — the economic outlook — and that is darkening by the day.”
A reporter had the gall to question the one about the Blago scandal and was lectured and told not to waste his question....his precious, precious question. If he wants to avoid re-education camp in the future, perhaps he should review the Obamessiah's ten commandments and commit them to heart:
I. I am the Lord thy Obama, thou shall not idolize other politicians before me.
II. Thou shalt not take the name of hope and change in vain.
III. Remember to keep holy my inauguration day and not mention the word "Blagojevich."
IV. Thou shalt honor my father and mother and not ask about my birth certificate.
V. Thou shalt not kill terrorists as we are the ones they have been waiting for.
VI. Thou shalt not commit adulteration of the environment by burning coal, oil, natural gas, etc.
VII. Thou shalt not steal except with the backing of Congress under the auspices of offically sanctioned bailout plans or public works projects.
VIII. Thou shalt not bear false witness against Obama, by which I mean bring up anything my office does not wish to be brought up.
IX. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife but feel free to step all over Sarah Palin.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods (Chicago residents, check with your precinct captain.)
(from Opiate of the People at The People's Cube)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Ever wonder what the USSA will look like 5 or 10 years down the road? All you have to do is look at England. The pc post-modern multi-cultural "citizens of the world" have been going at it a little longer and accomplished more destruction. From MailOnline:
A prison’s new chapel will not contain a crucifix to avoid offending Muslim inmates, it emerged today.
Bosses at HMP Lewes have been told the traditional Christian symbol, featuring Jesus nailed to a cross, must not be used in the Grade-II listed Victorian jail’s ‘multi-faith space’.
The room - part of a £1million new block - has been split in two, with one half featuring heated foot baths so Muslim worshippers can wash their feet before prayer.
But the other side, dedicated to Christian prayer, contains just a simple wooden cross and portable alter - both of which can be removed if necessary.
Can Christian's be offended? Can they demand that people change behavior they find offensive? No, they are the oppressors. They must be stopped.
This is how Islamofascists wage war within the West in addition to their terrorist attacks. This is how the left helps them destroy their own homes. Not bowing to muslim demands made in the name of being "offended" is called "Islamophbia." The UN is all over this one. They've had more success in England than here, but now that we have chope, you can expect the destruction to accelerate. Get ready to cover your haids, bitches! And don't tell me that offends you. That's muslim, and as an oppressed class, they cannot, by definition, be oppressively offensive.
Dennis Prager has an excellent piece on the subject. Shame is what white, straight, Western Christians should feel, not ever pride. Pride is what every minority should feel, and not ever shame. Does it make sense to say one race, orientation or religion always does wrong and that another always gets a free pass? Indeed, that is the huge attraction of being able to label oneself as a minority. Any problems in your life? They are never your fault- they are because of the hideous oppression you experience. You can do whatever the hell you want and never have to feel responsible. God, I used to LOVE that!
Is there something inherently wrong about members of minorities expressing anything but group pride? Are there no minority sins worthy of shame? The latter is in fact the argument advanced by many intellectuals concerning black racism, for example. For a generation, college students have been taught that it is impossible for blacks to be racist because only the racial group in power, i.e. whites, can express racism.
Of course, that is nonsense. A black can be a racist just as a white can be one. A minority race might not have the power to implement racist national policies but that hardly means that no minority group, or any individual, can be a racist.
I remember being confused by that non-argument in school, but I went along with it because it was being made by the good people, so it had to be true. The number of years I held onto this crap in the face of increasing evidence to the contrary speaks to the depth of the delusion foisted up by the left. Religious feeeeeelings are hard to refute! And here's something interesting to think about:
If only the majority group is expected to express shame, then only the majority group is expected to be governed by rules of morality. It is, ironically, the highest moral compliment to Americas white Christians that they are the only American group of whom expressions of shame are expected. It means more is morally expected of them than of anyone else.
In other words it's bigoted, and expecting less from Americans of African descent is racist. It's the democratic party. They've always been racist, but now, instead of using their military arm, the KKK, as they did in the past, they use non-violent tactics to keep people in their place. What is really creepy is that the vast majority of them are blind to their racist policies and live in the belief that they are helping people.
The AP has put out a hysterical call to arms about our imminent demise due to global warming (whole story at Fox).
... global warming is "a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid," and that "global warming is accelerating."
Now that the word is finally getting about about this sham, the globalists are freakin out and pulling out all the stops. "We better do it NOW before people realized it was all just an excuse for control!"
Says one scientist in the article:
"The mean global temperature, at least as measured by satellite, is now the same as it was in the year 1980. In the last couple of years sea level has stopped rising. Hurricane and cyclone activity in the northern hemisphere is at a 24-year low and sea ice globally is also the same as it was in 1980."
Hmmm. that's pretty darned inconvenient. But still......everybody panic!
Gateway Pundit has the links and charts galore.
Of course they can't call themselves that- it would too clearly reflect reality and we all know that that is to the left like garlic to vampires. No, they call themselves "Human Rights Watch." Aw! They are watching out for our rights! The good guys!
From Jerusalem Post:
Seventeen blown apart shopping in Istanbul; eight children gunned down at a Jerusalem school; 58 slaughtered in front of the Indian Embassy in Kabul. These are just some examples of the terrorist atrocities that plagued the world in the past year. Yet NGO superpower Human Rights Watch, winner of this year's UN Prize for Human Rights, did not find these incidents of mass murder and violations of the most sacred of human rights, the right to life, significant enough to merit a single comment. Instead, it spends millions attacking Western democracies for doing their best to protect civil liberties and fight terror in an age where its perpetrators have no respect for human life and are driven purely by hate and religious fanaticism.
So rampant terrorist acts by Islamofascists are no big deal. The truly evil ones are those who try to defend themselves. Muslims blowing people up all over the place to force submission to the Umah are mere footnotes. Real human rights abuses look like this:
HRW released three reports in May immediately condemning Israel for the accidental death of a Reuter's cameraman whose equipment looked strikingly similar to a shoulder-fired rocket launcher.
NGO's such as this are who Jugears McMarxist wants us to be ruled by. By not following their agenda, Bushitler alienated the rest of the world. The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, on the other hand, knows that we must become "citizens of the world". To be a "citizen" you must be ruled by a government- and that government would be the UN and other world bodies. They are the world and the world demands the death of the West. We must submit. You want people to like us, don't you?
Monday, December 15, 2008
While I was noodling around for posts below, I ran across an article about the insane hatred being focused on Dinesh D'Souza because of his book, "What's So Great About Christianity?" (an excellent book by the way). Part of the hatred is of course because using logic, he rationally destroys so many of their arguments. Like so much of the rest of the left, they throw tantrums when their arguments don't hold up. I used to do that all the time. Someone would logically destroy my illusive beliefs and my response would be to say, "you're just a nazi," or some such crap. Pathetic, really.
But there is another reason, from D'Souza:
One reason I think is that they are God-haters. Atheists often like to portray themselves as "unbelievers" but this is not strictly accurate. If they were mere unbelievers they would simply live their lives as if God did not exist. I don't believe in unicorns, but then I haven't written any books called The End of Unicorns, Unicorns are Not Great, or The Unicorn Delusion. Clearly the atheists go beyond disbelief; they are on the warpath against God. And you can hear their bitterness not only in their book titles but also in their mean-spirited invective.
Unicorns are Not Great. Snort!
You prolly heard about the governor of Washington allowing radical athiests to put up an insulting sign saying in part, "Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds," next to the Christmas display. GOPUSA has a good point:
"Freedom of speech was never meant to be a license for fringe groups to insult and antagonize the rest of us," says Larry Stickney, President of the Washington Values Alliance. "While we must all do our best to respect the opinion of those we don't agree with," he says, "the 1st Amendment also guarantees our constitutional right to carry on our nation's religious culture and traditions and we should be able to do so without petty harassment."
I guess this is kinda tiresome, but there are still people who think the "war on Christmas" thing is just a paranoid fantasy, so I continue....
In Londonistan a woman was told to take down her lights because they were ‘offensive to the community.’ This horrible woman also had a santa and tree out there! The bitch.
And regarding Rudolph, the oppressive nazi reindeer:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was almost grounded at Murrayville Elementary School this week after a parent complained about the classic Christmas song’s inclusion in her daughter’s upcoming kindergarten concert.
The objecting parent was upset about the words “Christmas” and “Santa” in the song, feeling that they carried religious overtones.
Stay tuned for more loving expressions of the season...
UPDATE: Ooops. Looks like there's a whole blog chronicling this stuff: Defend Christmas.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The Big Green Help Global Challenge
Because, you know, global warming is an established fact (even as more and more scientists say otherwise and the climate is cooling, prompting a new call to keep an eye out for global cooling, like they were worried about in the 70's). Its all about instituting a World Government and total control.
Evil lightbulbs! I HATE them!!!! lol.
The indoctrination is not subtle:Everyone who wants to play the game must take a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint.
If children are properly conditioned to hate themselves for sinning against the planet by existing, maybe they won't mind the Third-World standard of living our leaders will bequeath to them.The game's villains include a truck and a light bulb. (Moonbattery)
IS IT ANY WONDER THIS GUY LOST?
In a surprising rebuke to the warriors who fought for him through tough times, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday sided with President-elect Barack Obama and scolded the Republican National Committee for fanning the Illinois corruption scandal. (Politico)From Ace of Spades:
Funny how it's always the Republicans fault in McCain's mind.
I thought McCain rewrote the 1st Amendment because we had to worry about the "appearance of corruption". Yet now that we have actual corruption on the part of a sitting governor, we must not ask any questions of Obama but rather just sit and wait for Him to tell us what He thinks we need to know.
If the republican party ever nominates a man like this again, I'll save myself the trouble and stay home. Yes, nice is nice. But nice at the expense of yourself, your party and your country? He'd rather be nice than win. That's a big reason why he lost. Now he'd rather be nice than see justice done. Calling a pile of poo a pile of poo? That's just not nice! "I'm honorable, dammit!"
Honor is not a fetish. Nice is not an ABSOLUTE value; but to McCain, apparently, it is- reality be damned.
(photo from Moonbattery)
More schadenfreude goodness:
Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Tribune has learned. Chicago Tribune
From Ed Morrissey:
As I wrote this week, no one would be surprised to hear that Emanuel and Obama had enough interest in the latter’s replacement to get in contact with the man who would normally make that appointment, Governor Blagojevich...
However, Barack Obama and his team chose not to give that honest and common-sense explanation. Instead, they issued categorical denials that Obama and his staff had contacted Blagojevich or his staff about the succession. It’s a mystifying claim, and one that will apparently get proven false fairly easily. Now, instead of just saying that contact existed but that no one had tried making deals, they have thrown away their credibility on a very foolish point — which will lead to the conclusion that Team Obama has something very significant to hide.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. If this is his level of skill in dealing with something of this magnitude, I shudder to think of his ineptitude when dealing with larger issues...like say, a nuclear Iran.
Jugears McMarxist: inexperience, arrogance and delusions of grandeur.
If you're still hungry for more schadenfreude, try this.
He's upset that he's being talked about in the Blagojevich scandal. Garsh, I hear the sound aof a thousand lil' violins playing! Anyone got a hanky for him?
A handy, link-heavy post at Six Meat Buffet:
It’s almost as if the idea of being born the son of the country’s most pre-eminent race huckster never occurred to him. The cloud that forever hangs over his head gave him his name.
A man who has made a killing off of unscrupulously scheming shakedowns of corporations with threats of racial protests if they don’t make donations to his relatives or “non-profits”, was forever a minister without a church (or theology degree), who lied about holding Martin Luther King in his arms when he was shot, who plays towel boy to every murderous dictator in the third world, who famously referred to New York as “hymietown“, who tried to lynch the Duke Lacrosse team when falsely accused of rape (and never apologized), and gave little Je$$e Jr. a step-sister when he screwed the office secretary for Rainbow/PUSH and then tried to buy her silence with funds from the organization before he got caught.
This is just what we know about.
Playboy puts The Mother of God on the cover. Many are outraged. But The Anchoress? Not so much. I LOVE this woman:
Is it vulgar and insulting? Sure is. Is it worth my ire? No. And I’ll tell you why.
Because the people responsible for that cover have dissed the wrong guy’s mother, that’s why.
Jesus has big shoulders. He can take what idiots throw his way. But you don’t diss his mother, fool.
Oftentimes people push farthest away from them that thing to which they are most attracted, because they know they are attracted, and that the attraction makes them vulnerable.People who harbor the illusion that they are completely in control of themselves, their lives and their destinies, will resist an attraction to anything that they know will - upon embracing it - ask them to relinquish that illusion.
Pop culture is DOA, Dead on Arrival, because it floats on a stream, and as Chesterton said,
“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. ”
No sense in getting all nuts over that cover. No sense getting nuts over a dead thing.In my experience, people who go out of their way to disrespect Mary generally get surprised.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
Courtesy of The People's Cube. Check the whole list!
Did you know....
...that if Pres. George W. Bush really WERE Hitler, most of his political opponents would be dead by now?
...that if politicians could run things like the auto industry successfully, the Soviet Union WOULDN'T have collapsed?
...that the national media's fantasy that Barack Obama and Chicago's political culture have little to do with each other is less statistically probable than being struck by lightning or winning the lottery?
...that once upon a time Americans solved their own problems and did not wait for someone else to do it?
MANDATORY "COMMUNITY SERVICE"
Freedom is a dirty word to the left. I've said time and again, if you haven't read Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism" yet, I would strongly encourage you to do so. He doesn't make the argument that all leftists are fascists, but that fascism came out of the left and is a trend liberals consistently fall into.
Thomas Sowell talks about freedom and mandatory community service in a recent article. Well, what could be possibly wrong with helping people? It's compassion, right? The problem is that under the banner "community service" the left imposes it's ideology and it's definition of what "helping people" is. From his article:
Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are incompatible with freedom.
Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of. Nazis were free to be Nazis under Hitler. It is only when you are able to do things that other people don't approve that you are free.
One of the most innocent-sounding examples of the left's many impositions of its vision on others is the widespread requirement by schools and by college admissions committees that students do "community service."
Supposedly students are to get a sense of compassion or noblesse oblige from serving others. But this all depends on who defines compassion. In practice, it means forcing students to undergo a propaganda experience to make them receptive to the left's vision of the world.
I am sure those who favor "community service" requirements would understand the principle behind the objections to this if high school military exercises were required.
Indeed, many of those who promote compulsory "community service" activities are bitterly opposed to even voluntary military training in high schools or colleges, though many other people regard military training as more of a contribution to society than feeding people who refuse to work.
In other words, people on the left want the right to impose their idea of what is good for society on others-- a right that they vehemently deny to those whose idea of what is good for society differs from their own.
The essence of bigotry is refusing to others the rights that you demand for yourself. Such bigotry is inherently incompatible with freedom, even though many on the left would be shocked to be considered opposed to freedom.
They want to brainwash our children, shut down free speech and take our money- all because they want to "help" people. This is why the most oppressive fascist-leaning liberals you will ever meet will kindly smile in your face and feel sorry for your misguided views. They just want you to be happy and sincerely regret that if you refuse what they offer you have to be shut down. Kind-hearted, yoga-loving, green-living fascism. If they put the power-hungry, arrogant hatred that is in their hearts, onto their faces, they would be defeated immediately. The problem is that they cloak it all in smiles and kind words. Brilliant, that. And evil.
WHO VOTED FOR THE OBAMUNIST?
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:
-Number of States won by: Democrats: 20; Republicans: 30
-Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000; Republicans: 2,427,000
-Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million; Republicans: 143 million
-Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2; Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in rented or government-owned tenements
and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Data is here. Image from The People's Cube
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Yes, yes, the war on terrorism isn't real, it was just cooked up by Bushitler. Only problem with that is that the terrorists have repeatedly stated that they are at WAR with us. Guess they didn't get that memo.
There's some buzz about an interesting article by the Anchoress going around. She argues:
The West loves its court systems, its bureaucracies, its diversities, but jihadists use these tools to further their ends. They will not be legislated, jailed, sued, or celebrated out of existence. Appeasement and the stodgy language of diplomacy will not stop them, either, because “diplomacy” is not the language being spoken in these attacks. The fundamentalists who endorse and commit terror believe they are heaven-bound heroes. First and foremost, they “believe.” Their rhetoric of jihad rides the language of faith.
It is with the language of faith that Islamic terrorism must be engaged and defeated, and therein lies the disconnect for the diplomatic West. Having reasoned itself out of faith, its incomplete arsenal is fit for battle, but not for victory. The West can speak only of borders, boundaries, markets, and measurement. Faith exists beyond boundaries and borders; it defies markets and measurement. The negotiables of the West are worldly and “the world” means nothing in the face of paradise. Islam, like all faith, is not of this world but of the world to come. Islam’s extremists, like all extremists, would like to speed their agenda along.
Emperor Misha adds:
Physical, secular strength is what you bring to the battle to weaken, destroy and defeat your enemy. The strength of faith is what you bring to the battle to strengthen yourself, with “yourself” meaning your side as a whole.
When you remove the unity of shared faith, shared culture and shared history from a society, you create a vacuum within the individuals living in it. Nature abhors a vacuum. That vacuum will soon be filled by “something else”, the “something else” being something that replaces what is gone, the need to feel strong and united, the need to feel powerful and the need to have a spiritual bulwark against the enemies facing you. If you want to find out what happens when such a weakened society is faced with a culture and religion that exudes strength and unity, look no further than to what is going on in Eurabia right now.
People, without their centuries-old proud legacies to bolster their beliefs in their own worth, either cower or even convert to “join the winning side.” They give up the fight or fight less efficiently than they could because they have no banner to flock under, they have no “rock” to anchor themselves to, a rock that unites them all and gives them something worth fighting for as well as something from which they can draw the strength of knowing that there are millions who believe just as they do. The strength from knowing that hundreds of generations that went before are looking at them, judging them by their actions.
Does anybody honestly believe that the first Crusades would have been able to accomplish all they did against the far numerically superior Saracen hordes if they hadn’t had their faith and “Deus Vult” in their backs?
If so, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell them for a song.
Technology delivers power, Identity delivers morale, and morale is to sheer numbers as ten to one.
Could we come up with something other than Christianity to deliver that identity, that firm belief that we neither must, nor can lose? Why of course we could if we so desired. Besides, Christianity isn’t all that we in the West share, we have a long history and old culture behind us too (neither of which we’re allowed to be proud of either, according to “progressives”), but when you already have the necessary parts laying around, why go reinventing the wheel?
Especially in the middle of a war. That’s no time to be experimenting.
This is what I have thought for a long time about many of the problems we face. Kids are not allowed their faith (it's ridiculed), belief in their country (its oppressive and hateful), our culture (racist, sexist, etc. etc.) or anything else. What replaces it? The hodgepodge BS religion of fundamentalist leftism is the only thing, and there is nothing there to hold on to. Indeed, in higher education, we are taught deconstructionism and that nothing is "really" true. We are taught nihilism as enlightenment.
Where does one find inner strength? Yoga class and bong hits? What holds us together as a nation? Nothing. Its all an illusion anyhow, right?
Don't you think this might explain the mystical worship of The Obamessiah? There is a vacuum and along comes a man cynical enough to encourage his own worship. Creepy.
No, really. 150 of them. They are upset at the cops having m4's. Said one protester:
He wanted to voice fears that if police increase their firepower, the criminals will follow suit.
I'd never thought of it like that before. Maybe if we arm the police with limp flowers, criminals won't use weapons at all. (Moonbattery)
The left- sensible- kind- batshit insane.
It's looking more and more like Chicago is SanFrancisco's twin.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Hell. Yes. Ima gonna be LOVIN' this (from Hot Air):
Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko has been singing to investigators, and his connections reach all the way to the White House
Obama and Rezko worked together for more than ten years in Illinois politics. If Rezko was as dirty as a jury verdict states and as federal prosecutors believe, how likely is it that anyone employing him was squeaky clean? Their political association lasted over ten years, during the period when Rezko was corrupting state politics. It’s certainly possible that Rezko’s corruption didn’t involve Obama, but to assume it didn’t seems far too credulous by half, especially with the present example of Illinois politics before us now.
UPDATE: Looks like MORE of the dirt is getting sweaty. Race-hustler Jesse Jackson and his son. From ABCnews (oddly enough):
Rev. Jesse Jackson says he played no role and was not "an emissary" in alleged efforts to make a deal with Governor Rod Blagojevich for the appointment of his son, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to the U.S. Senate.
In the FBI affidavit, Blagojevich is heard on hidden microphones recounting alleged promises from "emissaries" for Rep. Jackson.
"We were approached 'pay to play'. That you know, he'd raise me 500 grand. An emissary came. Then the other guy would raise a million, if I made him (Senate Candidate 5) a Senator."
Senate Candidate 5 has been identified as Rep. Jackson.
What? Again? Yaaaawn......
Ralph Silvestro, a legal clerk who works at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, never imagined that anyone would have a beef over the American flag he had taped to the side of his work computer.
After all, he works in a courthouse.
To Silvestro, who served in the Navy for six years and in the Air Force Reserve for another six, the miniature American flag affixed to his computer was a symbol of his patriotism, he said.For months, that flag and another one that Silvestro had taped to his computer - a black "pirate" flag with skull and crossbones - greeted a steady stream of folks, mostly lawyers, who lined up daily at the front counter of the court's Active Criminal Records department...
Then on Sept. 23, Silvestro got an e-mail from his supervisor:
"Keith has advised me as your supervisor, that the flags must come down. They are not appropriate for the workplace," the e-mail said....
Silvestro, 34, said he could understand why Smith didn't want him to display a pirate flag - a symbol of thievery on the high seas - in a criminal courthouse. The flag was a gift from a co-worker who had bought it while on vacation and knew that Silvestro liked pirate stories and had served in the Navy, Silvestro said.
But Smith's ban on the American flag just burned Silvestro's butt, he said.
"I served this country for 12 years. I could have died for this flag, but I can't hang it up. What's up with that? I don't understand," Silvestro said in an interview earlier this week....
"I kept telling him, 'I don't understand. It's the American flag. Who is it bothering? Who is it offending?' " Silvestro recalled....
Well I have an idea of who it's offending!
American flags. They're evil, imperialistic, racist, sexist, homophobic and speciesist and the MUST BE DESTROYED!
Since voters consistently refuse to blow off thousands of years of tradition and refuse to legislate religious beliefs (marriage is both a civil and religious institution), a huge protest was planned to show those evil straight people what it was like to not have self-centered hateful gay people around at work for a day. Who cares if a majority support civil unions! Not having the word marriage is an unbearable force of oppression that destroys souls.
The "gay community" embarrasses the livin' HELL outa me.
Childish retards. From Gay Patriot:
Here’s what this silly sophomoric stunt resulted in:
Folks, blacks in America in the 1950s and 1960s couldn’t eat in the same places as whites, they could not go to the same schools as whites, they couldn’t live in the same neighborhoods as whites, they were routinely sought out by police and beaten, they were routinely murdered and no one cared or investigated, they were routinely framed for rape and murder of whites.
- Late-night joke fodder for Leno, Conan & Kimmel
- Absolutely no impact whatsoever
- Proof that gays are not oppressed and that we have it pretty well off in the USA vs. nearly every other nation around the world....
It is a complete insult and offensive to me to compare “gay rights” in 2008 to the fight for African-American civil rights in the 1960s.
Now — can someone please justify how gays are oppressed in America given how far we have come and how one cannot possibly compare the “plight” of gays in 2008 to what America’s blacks went through during much of this continent’s modern civilization.
The Gays(tm) need to get off the high horse pretty quick. Otherwise the obvious gains that the Gay Left wants to ignore are going to be reversed.
Amen. Another post there, where you can read in the comments (garsh!) gay people discussing postive reasons for opposing gay marriage ( in regards to a George Elliot quote). Fer instance:
Indeed, one reasonable measuring stick for the value of a social law or institution is the projected effect if every member of society were to adopt it. In the case of same-sex marriage, quite aside from the difficulty our race would have in procreating itself, one effect would be a total divorcement of the sexes–humanity split in two. The (challenging) union of male and female abilities and the channeling of their combined energies in behalf of the family unit (society’s foundation and future) is uniquely within the power of heterosexual marriage.
My impression is that most people who do not want to see a radical change in the definition of marriage are like Eliot. They recognize the good this institution does for society, but are willing to find a way to compromise for the good of individuals - i.e. civil unions for gay couples.
GLOBAL WARMING HOAX
All the news tells you its real so of course it must be. Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. Welcome to the world of the left. They can't argue with logic, they always loose, so they have to lie and have to argue from their feeeeelings. Here's just one of the many, many posts chock full of evidence for this bs job.
Why would the UN declare the debate to be over and the evidence irrefutable, in the face of such a huge number of scientists that disagree?
Think about it. It's a global problem. It requires a global solutions. From a global government. A one-world government, over and above national sovereignty - as The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers says, we are all "citizens of the world." What a great excuse to seize control! He and all the other wanna-be totalitarian left are just drooling. But now its falling apart and they're ratcheting it up before the public catches on to their scam. (pic from The People's Cube)
This has always perplexed me. Don't know why- there is a perfectly simple explanation that fits my long experience as a far-left loon. From Dr. Helen:
Bernard Chapin at PJM has a terrific interview up with psychiatrist Dr. Theodore Dalrymple, author of Not With a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline and In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas. This part of the interview caught my eye:
BC: Why do we as a society automatically extend empathy and compassion to criminals rather than the victims of their crimes? There’s a phrase that you use in this context: “a preference for barbarism.” Why do our intellectuals rally to the cause of miscreants rather than that of good, honest citizens?
Dr. Dalrymple: Intellectuals need to say things that are not immediately obvious or do not occur to the man in the street. The man in the street instinctively sympathizes with the victim of crime; therefore, to distinguish himself from the man in the street, the intellectual has to sympathize with the criminal, by turning him into a victim of forces which only he, the intellectual, has sufficient sophistication to see.
Of course! It's all about their egos...me...me...meeeeee! Its what their "caring" is all about as well. Whether or not the actual real world results help or hurt is immaterial. What they"care" about is looking like a good person and sucking up that good buzz. That's how they can continue to overlook the millions and millions killed by communism and STILL support it. Who cares if welfare has destroyed the black family and treats Americans of African descent as helpless slaves unable to succeed with out the overseers help? It makes liberals feeeeel benevolent. That's all that matters.
It’s a fact that in Hollywood, they usually favor terrorists and criminals over their victims and their country. From bashing America and bashing the President, to siding with terrorists at Gitmo and wearing orange bracelets in “solidarity”, not to mention continually bash our troops, their patriotism is definitely in question. But it’s not just terrorists who hate America that Hollywood loves. Consider mass murderer Che Guevara and the hipness Hollywood has bestowed upon him. Che merchandise can be found just about everywhere, and vapid celebrities talk about him as if he were some sort of freedom-loving revolutionary.
The truth, of course, is somewhat different.
But like the disgusting history of our president elect- this stuff brings about one big yawn from most people. Nothing is morally outrageous anymore. Mass murder? No big deal. Who freakin' cares?
STILL PRETENDING TO DO SOMETHING WHILE ACTUALLY DOING NOTHING.
It worked for Obamessiah in the Senate where he generally voted "present" to avoid any responsibility for any decisions. Looks like now he's taking that style into foreign relations.
President-elect Barack Obama's administration will offer Israel a "nuclear umbrella" against the threat of a nuclear attack by Iran, a well-placed American source said earlier this week. The source, who is close to the new administration, said the U.S. will declare that an attack on Israel by Tehran would result in a devastating U.S. nuclear response against Iran.
But America's nuclear guarantee to Israel could also be interpreted as a sign the U.S. believes Iran will eventually acquire nuclear arms. (Haaretz)
'Cept Israel already has its own nukes. Says Ace:
So basically Obama's plan (again, if this report is true) comes down to Israel getting a worthless promise and Iran getting nuclear weapons. That's a hell of a plan Sparky! I'd rather send some UAW guys over to deal with Iran than Obama. At least they drive a hard bargain.
To be fair, it's hard to actually do something when you're a princess in an intellectual crystal palace with out breaking it...or at least getting it all real-world messy. He's far to highly evolved for that!
"MIS-SPOKE" IS A GREAT WAY TO COVER YOUR ASS...
The above photo was taken last Tuesday. Obama this Tuesday:
"I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."
...if you have enough people willing to believe anything other than reality. I mean, how could The One be anything other than Jesus? Of all the commentary on the obama-met-him-no-he-didn't joke, I like Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler's the best:
David “Astroturf” Axelrod’s remarks about the Obamessiah having spoken to Governor-Arrest Blabbervich about the appointment to the Anointed One’s vacant Senate seat which, by the way, is in complete contradiction with the Jug-Eared Marxist Freak’s recent declaration that he’d never, EVER broached the subject with “Honest” Rod, are now being swept under the rug as AxelTurf “misspeaking.”
An Obama aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity, took back David Axelrod’s remark last month that Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich had spoken recently.
“What the president-elect said today is correct, David Axelrod misspoke,” the aide said.
Seriously (trying to type in between bouts of hysterical laughter here), how much longer is it going to take for even one-celled organisms to realize that the Fresh Prez of Bill Ayers is a neophyte, bungling, serial liar fool WAY above his pay grade?
And if there is no problem, why try to dodge questions? Jugears McMarxist lauched an open questions part of his transition page today, but questions concerning this scandel? Deleted. Imagine that!
UPDATE: Well looky here! "On November 10, 2008, Governor Rod Blagojevich held a 2-hour long conference call with Obama advisors in Washington DC discussing the sale of the Illinois Senate Seat." (story at Gateway Pundit)
Junior Greenhorn came up in the most politically corrupt of states, allied himself with crooks (Rezko), terrorists (Ayers) and racist's (Wright). Ya think he might be a lil'....I don't know...dirty!?