“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Sunday, May 30, 2010

4.0 GPA in Philosophy = $6.25/hour at McDonald's

It's graduation time again. Time to reflect on 4 years of hard work and preparation for life. Or if you got a philosophy degree, it's time for you to wonder where your life took such a wrong turn and time for your parents to prepare your bedroom for you to move back into.....

Purdue University alumnus Nick Enlow listed his 2008 diploma on eBay (EBAY) this week with a starting bid of $36,000. Enlow has said that his philosophy degree has not given him the means to earn enough income to cover his $470 per month obligations to Sallie Mae.

The dean of Purdue's College of Liberal Arts, Irwin Weiser, suggested these dubious uses for a liberal arts degree....

".....However, studying any of the disciplines in the arts, humanities, or social sciences prepares students to be successful because they learn to think creatively, critically and ethically, and to communicate what they think effectively.....and that'll come in handy making change for happy meals at McDonald's."

Ok, I made that last part up but he may as well have said it. We were all thinking it. Philosophy? What is a dumb 18year old kid thinking dropping 36large to major in Philosophy? Are there paying jobs where you sit at a desk and philosophize? Unless you major in something that rewards you with a marketable skill, you and your parents are better off with you going to a two year Tech. school.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

RIP....Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper passed away yesterday from prostate cancer. He epitomized the 60's leading into the 70's, the drug culture, free spirit, all of it, and regardless of whether you think that's good or bad, the guy was a talented, iconic actor. My favorite films of his were of course Easy Rider, which he directed and starred in, and Apocalypse Now. Here's a short clip from that movie.....

Hopper wrung more out of every scene than any actor I know. Hollywood's a little shallower for having lost Dennis Hopper.

Unpronouncable volcano replaced by bigger, easier to say volcano

Now this is more like it...

Since the start of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of a giant ash cloud, there has been much speculation about neighboring Katla.

When Katla erupts and creates a much larger ash problem across Europe, I wonder if the world media will be more eager to report on it since they can pronounce it? Seriously, I don't know how Icelanders can say that word.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Charles Krauthammer hits another one out of the park

Charles Krauthammer, one of my favorite columnists and FoxNews contributor, has an excellent piece in Townhall about the BP oil spill and why we are drilling in mile-deep water to begin with.

He makes the obvious point that smelly environmentalists have pushed the domestic petroleum industry off the mainland for the most part, so that there's no choice but to drill in deep water, inviting a disaster like this one. The eco-warriors would rather protect the habitat of a stupid, microscopic tadpole than allow an oil company to provide petroleum for uses that keep the US industrially competitive and provide jobs for thousands.

Why not allow drilling in ANWR, which is a God-forsaken wasteland, and habitat to nothing but a few clueless caribou and giant, blood-sucking botflies? That way if there's any oil spillage, they grab a couple of locals with shovels and plug the leak in like 10 minutes.

As predicted, Obama is using this crisis to seize the US petroleum by the throat and throttle it. He's signed an executive order halting all off-shore drilling operations and, AND exploration, and is already using this one-time spill as reason to pass his absurd cap-and-trade scheme which will effectively finish off the US economy...the goal of this administration all along. Essentially with one stroke of his pen, he's stopped the domestic production of petroleum in it's tracks. The industry lay-offs will be massive. And after China drills for our oil just off our coastlines, they'll sell it back to us at ten times the price...laughing at our stupidity as they do it.

And now for something completely different

Things have been pretty serious in the world lately, so for your holiday viewing entertainment, I present....Rapper on a Treadmill.....

Check out his kicks....they go flying! Heh heh!

The Sestak conspiracy revealed

The white house will release a statement via the Friday news dump explaining, unconvincingly, how it was none other than Bill Clinton that offered Joe Sestak a lucrative administration job in exchange for not kicking the crap out of the world's biggest turd, Arlen Specter, in the Penn. primary. If it happened like that, then it's a felony crime and somebody should be going to jail.

The disgracefully obedient media are already preparing stories about how if Bill Clinton did it, then it's OK because he's not part of the administration. Never mind that that he did it at the behest of Rahm Emanuel, who would have done nothing without the approval of Obama. This makes me wonder what was promised to Clinton to get him to take the fall here. Was Hillary promised the erasure of her still outstanding campaign debt in the millions?

The democrats will circle the wagons here and no special, independent prosecutor will be empaneled but if the public outrage swells and the media finally awake from their Obama-pixie-dust induced slumber, an official investigation could be unavoidable.

The world's stupidest parents

This is how a few greedy, retarded parents ruin it for the rest of us....

From ocregister.com -- HUNTINGTON BEACH – The parents of a 5-year-old girl have filed a claim against the city after the girl fell off the monkey bars, breaking her arm and chipping her tooth.

According to the claim, Emma Gallardo was playing on the monkey bars the afternoon of March 8 at Bolsa View Park on Brighton Drive when she slipped and fell on the compacted sand.

Playing and getting hurt once in a while is part of growing up. How else are children supposed to learn how to asses risk if stupid, helicopter parents constantly protect them from every little thing? Over-protectiveness though, is a parental choice. I think they are idiots but, they have a right to be idiots. My problem is when they sue the city because they absurdly expect a no-fault life to be provided to them. They think that anything bad that happens is always somebody elses fault without ever considering the possibility that they might be negligent parents, bad things sometimes happen to good people, or that their dumb kid might simply be a screw-up at everything. Why should the city pay for the negligence of the parents or the monkey bar-incompetence of the kid?

Now, thanks to these morons, the city of Huntington will probably tear down all the playgrounds in the city to avoid other law suits from entitled parents. Thanks a lot, jack-asses!

Massachusetts is no longer a sanctuary state

In the wake of Arizona's kerfuffle over illegal immigration and other states pondering the enactment of stricter laws against aliens, Massachusetts quickly chose self preservation over it's status as a sanctuary state.....

From Moonbattery -- The Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years.
The measure, which passed on a 28-10 vote as an amendment to the budget, would bar the state from doing business with any company found to break federal laws barring illegal immigrant hiring. It would also toughen penalties for creating or using fake identification documents, and explicitly deny in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants.

With other states forcing illegals to leave, Massachusetts realized many of them would gravitate toward the known sanctuary states, depressing wages, overwhelming their already overwhelmed social services, and bringing drug and gang trouble with them. That leaves only Maine, Oregon, and Alaska as the remaining sanctuary states but, about half the other states have large cities that are declared sanctuary cities.
I doubt taxpayers in these cities want their neighborhoods to become barrios overnight so expect to see a lot more of these laws passed......it's about time!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama only pretends to care about illegal immigration

Don't be fooled into thinking Obama's empty gesture of sending 1200 national guardsmen to the Mexican border is meaningful.....

US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.

The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants.

This is patently absurd! Does he think the guns and drugs sneak across the border by themselves? What are the troops supposed to do, cater coffee and donuts to the border guards? Do office paper work?

This is a politically calculated scheme hatched no doubt, by Axelrod and Emanual to get Obama's poll numbers out of the basement on immigration. The guardsmen are forbidden from actually stopping any aliens from coming in because every one of them represents a guaranteed democrat vote once Obama grants them amnesty. He may put them on a path to citizenship that takes years but, they'll receive full voting rights immediately.

Arizona is just doing the job that the federal government should have been doing for the last 30 years. Obama's approval is in the low 40's so he needs something to get them back up. This ridiculous border stunt won't do it.

Try to run from the cops....get your ass kicked

Cops tend to get upset when you resist arrest....heh heh....

He should have punched him one more time just for the fun of it. And the perp's friend got out to help the cop subdue his buddy who was being arrested. He probably thought he'd receive a beating too for just sitting there like an idiot.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

N.J. Gov. Christie gives teacher a lesson in basic economics

Apparently this teacher is one Rita Wilson who makes $86,000 a year. I find it hard to sympathize with people who make bargained-up union wages for 9 months of work and enjoy generous pensions and health-care benefits, then have the nerve to gripe about what an awful deal they're getting. Just shut-up already!

Gov. Christie is right....nobody forces you to work any job. That's what's great about America...if you don't like one job, take another you like better. Otherwise, sit down and shut up!

Obama is derelict in his duty as President

Instead of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, our embarrassment of a President will vacation with radical, sleazebag buddies back home in the most corrupt city in the world...Chicago. His utter contempt for the military and shameful lack of regard for what the idea of soldiering means to patriotic Americans wholly disqualifies him for the office he holds. It may have happened but I can't remember in my lifetime a President choosing to not visit Arlington on Memorial Day.

While men and women in uniform die under his command in Afghanistan and Iraq, he'll no doubt, be hacking around some golf course and yucking it up with fellow, America-hating leftists.

It matters not that he loathes the military and everything it stands for, his duty as President is to publicly demonstrate reverent support for the men and women who have served and currently serve. That he willfully eschews this sacred duty proves what a classless bum we knew he was all along.

Obama the narcissist

I shamelessly swiped this from regular-reader Billy's Facebook page. For you youngsters, it's a rip-off of a classic Norman Rockwell piece, Self Portrait...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama's Watergate scandal?

Could this be the scandal that finally exposes the Obama administration for the corrupt thugs they are?

I have no doubt that a job of some sort was offered to Sestak. What I don't understand is why the administration wanted a sack of crap like Specter to win so badly that they would risk committing a crime to give him better chances in a primary.

If this was a Bush administration move, the media would already be calling for impeachment and democrats would have already scheduled hearings, a special prosecutor, and articles of impeachment would have been prepared already. But this is Obama. The media have a vested, personal interest in insulating him from any thuggery committed by his staff. Unless there is an undeniable smoking gun, the media will deep-six this story at the first opportunity. They can't have their personal lord and savior tarnished....he hasn't finished remaking the country into a socialist hell-hole, which is something they all fantasize about.

That said, I hope talk radio, Fox News, and we bloggers continue to give the story legs by keeping it front and center until we know the truth.

Obama the redistributionist succeeds in making everybody equally miserable

Obama the redistributionist has succeeded in creating a pathetic, European-style nanny-State out of America.....

From :USAToday -- Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds.

At the same time, government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010.

Those records reflect a long-term trend accelerated by the recession and the federal stimulus program to counteract the downturn. The result is a major shift in the source of personal income from private wages to government programs.

This country barely resembles anymore, the shining city on the hill Reagan talked about. Under Obama, the imperial federal bureaucracy increasingly punishes the private sector from which it ironically demands more and more largess to fund it's voracious appetite for other peoples' wealth. At the same time, it is creating hundreds of new regulatory agencies staffed by tens of thousands of underachieving, bureaucratic drones who produce nothing of value and who come into work each day solely to torment hard-working Americans with endless regulations and taxes. Perversely, these useless, unionized parasites enjoy the job security, lavish benefits, and absurdly high salaries that private-sector workers only dream about providing for themselves.

Obama thinks Americans will continue to toil tirelessly under his onerous authority regardless of how much of our earnings he takes away. At some point, however, there won't be anymore earnings because everybody will be on the government dole. Then where will the wealth come from?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Obama golfs while the nation crumbles

You'd think that the Commander in Chief would have something more important to do than yuck it up with his buddies at the new golf course at Andrews AFB and give interviews to Marv Albert about LeBron and the NBA. Millions of gallons of oil are soiling the beaches and wetlands of Louisiana and other Gulf states with no end to the leak in sight, South and North Korea are on the brink of a shooting war which into which we'll likely be dragged, Crazytown(Iran) is about to have nukes, our economy continues to teeter while Europe's economy is about to be in full collapse. Meanwhile we're waging expensive and mostly pointless wars simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The detachment from reality and the ignorance of the responsibilities of his office by Obama are mind-boggling. If the US survives the next two years under The One, I'll be shocked and amazed.

Home invasion FAIL

In a suburb of Birmingham a burglar made the mistake of choosing to break into a home in which the occupant was armed. The owner was having none of that and killed the intruder by shooting him in the stomach.

Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy!

For a virtual cookie, without cheating, who said that?

Fergie corruption FAIL

When you are selling access to power for personal gain, rule number one is check for hidden cameras. But then the British royal family isn't exactly known for their brains. Some blame inbreeding, but the people who marry into the family don't have that excuse for stupid behavior...

Britain's Duchess of York has apologised for a "serious lapse in judgment" after she was caught in a newspaper sting apparently offering access to ex-husband Prince Andrew in exchange for cash.

Sarah Ferguson also admitted Sunday having financial problems after she appeared to agree to be paid 500,000 pounds by a journalist posing as a businessman, in a video that was secretly filmed by the News of the World.

Is it me, or does this have a distinct OJ feel to it? I mean besides the blood, partially decapitated bodies, and car chases? OJ had to sell his sports awards as the only things of value just as Fergie is selling her only thing of value, access to a member of the royal family. Sad really. Fergie failing to measure up to the precedent set by Diana is like Wynona Judd not measuring up to the success of Ashley.

I've never been a big fan of the British royals. It seems like a huge economic drain for very little national return but, people are obsessed with them and their zany antics so who am I to criticize? Still, you'd think that one would be able to parlay being the Dutchess of York into some sort of living after a divorce.

UPDATE: Did you know that Fergie's divorce settlement from Andrew awarded in her receiving only $22,000 a year? If the royal family doesn't want to be embarrassed like this, I suggest they support her in some reasonable manner....after all, she is rearing Andrew's daughters who are royal themselves. Now, I sort of don't blame her for playing whatever card she has. I had no idea she had been treated so shabily by them.

Monday morning drive music

Even on a Monday morning, World Party can get you up a little bit.....

Saturday, May 22, 2010

SEIU mob terrorizes teen boy in his own home

A caravan of buses loaded with 500 SEIU rent-a-thugs took a field trip to Maryland to protest outside the private residence of an attorney for Bank of America. Little did the rabble-rousing goons know, the only person home to intimidate was the man's teenage son....who was scared to death.

Since when is it lawful to camp out on a private citizen's lawn? And why did the DC police department escort the buses out to Maryland? I putting my money on union solidarity.

If it was my house, I'd turn on the sprinklers and squirt the lawn down with the hose. I mean how else to rid your property of riff-raff? And if that didn't work, a couple of well-placed M-80's would probably do the trick.

Remember, nobody has visited President Obama more than SEIU representatives. Now that ACORN is rightfully out of business, SEIU is Obama's number-one organization. I'm sure Barry had little if anything to say about his MOB of thugs terrorizing a teenager in his own home.

Friday, May 21, 2010

When the going gets tough, democrats pretend to be populists

Tom Harkin and Ben Nelson are whining again about silly ATM transaction fees....fees that are entirely voluntary. With democrats in serious disfavor with voters, they are pulling out all the tired, populists issues to try to be appealing again.

Nobody forces you to use ATM's. If you are such a skinflint and you resent a $2 transaction fee for the convenience of using an ATM, then spend the $4 in gas it takes to drive your cheap ass to your bank and stand in line behind the 9 year old opening her first savings account, the 85 year old who needs the teller's help balancing his check book, and the fat guy with his name on his shirt and a pickle jar full of pennies.

Is a voluntary fee of $2 too much to ask for providing the convenience of not having to go to the bank in person? Who with better than a 6th-grade education thinks that the installation and maintenance of ATM's doesn't cost the bank anything? With the trillions in fraud, waste, and abuse associated with government spending of your tax money on TARP, bailouts, stimulus, etc., who gives a crap about ATM fees?

What's in Ed's iPod?

I know you people are sitting in your cramped, 4x6 cubicles, pecking mindlessly away on your computer, trying to finish that stupid spread-sheet your boss wants yesterday, as your four-eyed, lecherous office manager who wears a tie with a short-sleeved shirt that's one size too small, looks accusingly in your direction. And you're asking yourself, "Man, where did my hopes and dreams go and who did I piss off to end up here? Life is too short for this! If it weren't for the misery, hopelessness, and despair, I'd have no companions at all. I need a distraction from all this. I wonder what Ed's listening to that'll help me out?"

Well, life's not as hard as all that but, it can be soul-sucking from time to time. So, here's my current play-list featuring some old and new from the alternative side:

Sonic Youth
Modest Mouse
The Cure
Silversun Pickups
The Killers

If you check these bands out and put some of their stuff on you iPod, I'm sure things will start to look up for you. Thanks for asking.

Democrats applaud the undermining of America

This is disgusting in the extreme! Watch reprehensible democrats give Mexican President Felipe Calderone a standing-O after he bashes Arizona for adopting policies that are less, that's right LESS, harsh than the federal anti illegal immigration laws....

Clearly democrats are more concerned with maintaining the possibility of what they think represents 12-20 million democrat voters if they can grant them amnesty, above securing the border and relieving the problems created by illegal aliens...i.e., indigence, high crime, depressed wages, unemployment, decreased property values, and cultural disharmony.

I never thought I'd see the day when elected American officials would allow, much less cheer, as a foreign head of state stood in Congress and insulted this country. Absolutely unbelievable! All officials who stood and clapped are traitorous vermin, unworthy of citizenship themselves and even less worthy of holding elected office. Their names should be named and voters should boot the bums out of office...post haste!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Olympic mascots are designed to represent nothing

This is all the organizers of the London Olympics could come up with for a mascot. Of course when the PC police are examining every aspect of your design for evidence of sexism, racism, stereotyping, etc, it's hard to come with anything that is both marketable to children, yet doesn't make adults turn away in disgust at the stupidity. When everything can be interpreted by hypersensitivity police as being offensive to one group or another then you are left with nothing....and that's exactly what these two creatures represent....nothing.

Why do the Olympics have to have a mascot anyway? I can honestly say that I've never seen a child holding an Olympic mascot doll or action figure. To whom are they marketing these stupid mascots? They seem to have nothing to do with sports or athletics in any way. The only apparent purpose is to move merchandise. Otherwise I don't get it.

Exit question: why is the blue one wearing a crotchless unitard?

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

EDMD isn't about intolerance and insulting Islam, though liberals will accuse us of just that. It's about not cowering in the face of violent threats to our rights of free political speech. Some may argue that peaceful, moderate Muslims in the US may be offended by this but, I would submit that moderate Muslims must surely understand that free speech is the cornerstone of a free republic and it is harmful only in how you react to it yourself. It's the sticks-and-stones argument. If they value the United States and our design of individual freedoms, they should celebrate free speech as we all do. I would never have thought to draw an image of the prophet Mohammed until people were killed and we were threatened for daring to display an image of ProMo. Unlike Comedy Central and our current administration in Washington, I will not be intimidated into giving up my constitutionally protected rights of free political speech. I may be offending people but, I'm not hurting anybody or limiting their pursuit of happiness in any way.

Remember, freedoms that aren't exercised and regularly defended can more easily be taken away.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

When the lights go down in the city

California to Arizona: We don't like your racist immigration law so we're going to boycott you.
Arizona to California: Suit yourself idiots, let's see how you like it when we turn the power off to 1/4th of your state.

Checkmate goes to Arizona! Here's the letter the Az. utilities commissioner fired off to the hypocrites in California.....

If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation.

I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.


The Colorado River Aqueduct which originates in Arizona just north of the Parker Dam, meets almost 60% of SoCal's water demand. Arizona could turn off the spigot too if dumb, hypocritical politicians in SoCal want to play hardball.

I'm guessing Californians will prefer air conditioning, light, and drinking water above taking a stupid stand against a sensible Az. law that is on their books too. Arizona holds all the cards here. They have the electricity, the water, and the tourists. The only thing Californians can really do to punish Arizona is stop buying turquoise jewelry and bolo ties from the native Americans....and let's face it, the world could use a few less bolo ties anyway.

To win a virtual cookie: without cheating, what is the origin of the title of this post?

Corrupt republicans are dragging the party down

From Michelle Malkin's site, she's got a post regarding 8-term, republican sleaze-bag Mark Souder. He got busted having an affair with a staffer and here are his hedges, I mean remarks, about stepping down....

Souder, a Republican, will will step down on Friday. He said in remarks obtained by Fox News that he “sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff.”

“I wish I could have been a better example,” he was to say. “In this poisonous environment of Washington, D.C., any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain.

Michelle pointed out how these guys always invoke God for some reason as they blubber unconvincingly about how sorry they are. She's right, that is irritating. Then he goes on to blame the "poisonous environment of Washington" and whine about how his philandering would be "seized upon and twisted for political gain". By whom, Rep. Souder? All you had to do is keep your pants zipped and nobody could twist anything for political gain.

8 terms in Congress is enough already. All these corrupt republicans are doing is giving the liberal media a salacious, prurient story with which to entertain their readers/viewers and harm other republicans by association, rather than report on how Obama's policies have been rejected by voters at every electoral opportunity since his installation into the Presidency by them(feckless, lap-dog media).

The winds of change are a blowin'

They were only primaries, but voters in several states yesterday sent a strong message to Washington..."Follow the letter of the Constitution or we'll fire you." The lap-dog media is already stretching distance between Obama and these outcomes by spinning them as anti-incumbent sentiment because of the economy, frustration with specific issues like jobs, or discounting them entirely as irate voters collectively pitching a hissy fit. Make no mistake, this was anti-Obama through and through...as it will be in November.

That libertarian Rand Paul won in Kentucky resonated with vulnerable candidates across the country who now realize that voters are serious about the constitutional role of government, serious about retaining their liberties, and most importantly, serious about what the government should NOT be doing. Yesterday was a repudiation of TARP, the stimulus bill, car company takeovers, banking takeovers, insurance bailouts, Wall Street coziness, Obamacare, border indifference, etc.

Watch in your state for conservative candidates(and maybe even some democrats in red states) to start echoing libertarian-sounding speeches about limited government, balanced-budget bills, across-the-board tax cuts, and dramatic reductions in wasteful government spending. Politicians are nothing if not self-preservationists and they'll say anything to get re-elected but, thankfully, as we witnessed last night and hopefully again in the generals, we still have an electoral system in place through which we can hold them accountable for their campaign speeches and actions.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pot, meet Kettle

The deranged simpletons who run California should probably check their state's penal codes before boycotting Arizona for their new law regarding illegal immigration. In part, California's law states that law enforcement officials should use a status verification process if that official has reason to question the immigration status of a person with whom they are interacting......

The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.

So the cops demanding to see someone's papers is common among states which have comprehensive immigration laws. I guess California officials should be calling for a boycott of California since the two states' laws read almost exactly the same. I wonder when the media will get around to asking Gov. Schwarzenegger, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, or Obama why they don't castigate California for having virtually identical immigration enforcement mandates as Arizona?

I'll wonder, but I won't hold my breath waiting for the media to ask a democrat a tough question.

Obama wants to seize control of political speech

Here are a couple of minutes of audio that the main-stream media does not want you to hear. It's Obama's regulatory czar Cass Sunstein discussing the government's interest in forcing political blogs like the one you're reading right now, to offer links to competing points of view.

From Breitbart...

The pernicious limitation by the government of free political speech is surely the beginning of the downfall of any free country. Just because I am a critic of the federal government, I should be required by law to direct my readers' attention to pro-government websites? In what bizarro world does that even resemble the country the founding fathers created?

Bear pays for man's stupidity

This is absolutely outrageous!

GATLINBURG - A black bear bit a man on the foot this week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when the man got too close trying to take a photo, authorities said.

The man, whose name wasn't immediately available, let the bear get within inches of him Wednesday while hiking the Laurel Falls Trail, park spokeswoman Nancy Gray said. He didn't need treatment.

Park rangers believe they've caught the bear, a 60-pound female captured Thursday, Gray said. They'll kill it once they confirm it's the same one.

Apparently there's an automatic death sentence for any wild animal that harms a human. I generally agree with that when the animal comes into neighborhoods and slaughters pets and attacks people but, why should this bear be killed when an idiot tourist goes up into the woods and intentionally gets too close to get a stupid picture?

They should let the bear go with a warning and shoot the tourist for being a moron.

It's lonely out in the cold, Arlen

The Obama administration has utterly abandoned the laughably pathetic Arlen Specter in anticipation of his much-deserved primary defeat to challenger Joe Sestak. Obama isn't making any last-minute campaign speeches and even though Joe Biden is speaking at his daughters graduation in Pennsylvania, he won't be doing anything on Specter's behalf.

Electorally, Obama has ridden every candidate he's endorsed to a resounding defeat and he doesn't want to be associated in any way with what we hope is a fitting, inglorious end to Specter's checkered political career. I know of no astute political observers who didn't see this coming the day Specter decided to switch parties in desperation to save his career. As much as it is a service to the nation to have craven carrerists like Arlen Specter out of the congress.....it's more valuable as entertainment to watch him crash and burn because of his naked ambition and fecklessness.

Good riddance, Arlen.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Justice on the high seas

I predicted this almost a year ago....

From Matadorpulse -- In a brilliant–if deeply disturbing–stroke of entrepreneurial genius, Russian luxury yachts have begun to advertise adventure cruises where passengers pony up almost $6,000 USD per day to cruise from Djibouti to Mombasa in search of pirates.

The yachts trawl at a deliberately slow speed, hoping to attract pirates. If attacked, the cruise passengers are ready to respond with heavy machinery: machine guns and grenade and rocket launchers. And if they want to tack on an extra $8.00 a day, passengers can hoist their very own AK-47. Ammo, though, costs an extra $11.50.

You gotta love the Ruskies' brutal, no-BS attitude toward lawlessness. I would totally sign on for one of these adventures....if I could afford it.

Predictably, bed-wetting humanitarians are whining that it's "paying to commit murder" and other such nonsense. How is it murder when nobody is forcing the pirates to come way out into the ocean and attack the boat with deadly force? Besides, some people just need killing and pirates probably fit the bill if anybody does.

The world's stupidest talk-radio caller

You want to know how democrats get elected? It's because half of America is comprised of morons like this....

From Moonbattery.

The administration's apology tour continues

In the mother of all ironies, the Obama administration is apologizing for our human rights violations toward illegal aliens, to the Chinese, the world's worst human rights violators.....UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE!!!

This is a partial transcript from an interview with Asst. Sec. State Michael Posner regarding ambassador Hunstman's visit with Chinese officials....

From Powerlineblog --

QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up?

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.

The Chinese have killed over the years, hundreds of millions of it's own people, and they rigidly enforce their border and immigration laws. Arizona is simply doing what the Chinese do, and our federal government under every administration in modern memory has utterly and willfully failed to do.

Exit question: can anybody tell me the last time an Obama-administration official said anything positive about the U.S. to the media or the international community?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Never a dull moment in Alabama politics

This might be the best political advertisement...ever!

Since reconstruction, Alabama politicians have centralized political control in Montgomery. That's in part why the Ag. Commissioner has so much power in this state.

He's getting my vote, that's for sure.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Financial contracts with friends never work out

When it comes to money, there's no such thing as friends....

From NJ.com -- For more than a month, the ritual among a group of construction workers from Elizabeth was the same: They’d chip in $2 each to buy lottery tickets, for a chance at the shared dream of a multi-million dollar jackpot.

But when their winning numbers finally came in on Nov. 10, 2009, one of the workers claimed the $38.5 million prize wasn’t part of the regular lottery pool, and belonged to him alone, according to a complaint filed by the lawyer for five of the six longtime co-workers.

Apparently the taxes on $38.5million in lottery winnings leaves only $14million left. I'll bet that both attorneys get together over beers every night and scheme about how to drag the law suit out until all the $14million has been spent with them.

Looks like I'll be switching to Hunts

I wonder if Thereza Heinz or her gigolo husband John Kerry had anything to do with this....

From FoxNation -- Your fries may never taste the same again!

For the first time in 40 years, Heinz ketchup is changing its famous recipe -- by lowering the salt content in an effort to appeal to more health-conscious consumers, the company said yesterday.

I have two words of warning for Heinz: New Coke!

Wine news

Having solved all of England's other problems, researchers in London are tackling the perplexing issue of wine storage....

From UPI.com -- LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- White wine stored in plastic bottles or boxes loses its flavor in six months but remains stable in glass bottles, a study found.

The chemical composition that gives white wine its flavor changes within six months of being put in plastic bottles or plastic-lined boxes, Britain's Daily Mail reported Friday.

I have a hint for these morons: people who buy wine in plastic bottles or boxes don't store it for any longer than it takes them to get it home from the store....if that long.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Obama's bailout fever extends across the pond

Just 10 days after the attempted car-bombing of Times Square which failed only because of the bomber's astonishing incompetence, President Obama announced that he was slashing security funding for New York City. That's weird enough seeing that NYC is 75% of the terrorists' targets but receives only about 10% of the anti-terrorism funding but then, he announced that we would be contributing $56billion of taxpayer money to Greece.

Greece is a bellwether for all of Europe and their nanny-State style of governance. They should be allowed to fail, even if it means dragging Spain, Portugal, and maybe Italy down with them. The rest of the European Union will surely learn a lesson from Greece's collapse. Besides, Greece only makes up about 2% of the European economy and a fraction of 1% of the world's economy. The world can certainly do without Greece's economy while they straighten themselves out.

Obama abandoning NYC in favor of bailing out Greece demonstrates a terrifying loyalty to "the world" over his sworn loyalty to the US. Moreover, does he not see that our debt/GDP ratio is approaching the same dangerous level that is causing the Greek collapse? The terrible thing is, I don't think he cares. He intends to establish a European-style, socialist, welfare state in the US come hell or high water and nothing is going to get in his way.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out

Here's the latest idea from the Obama administration to minimize civilian casualties in war zones....try not to choke on your gum when you start laughing.....

From Washington Examiner -- A proposal to grant medals for "courageous restraint" to troops in Afghanistan who avoid deadly force at a risk to themselves has generated concern among U.S. soldiers and experts who worry it could embolden enemy fighters and confuse friendly forces.

"Courageous restraint" is code for cowardice and indecision...which is precisely how our liberal overlords who were raised in the hazy dope parties of the sixties see our military men and women.

Soldiers have only two responsibilities....kill as many people as possible and then break all their stuff. You can't ask a soldier to not shoot when he feels threatened, even if the threat may be civilian. In case you've forgotten, the dirty, middle-east barbarians we're fighting deliberately dress as civilians to confuse our soldiers and get them to hesitate for a split second. I'd rather a soldier err on the side of preserving his own life and then apologize for collateral damage than hesitate and get killed himself.

I swear, this has to rank in the top 5 worst ideas I've ever heard. A medal for not fighting.....please!

Inviting foxes to guard the hen house

Regular reader Billy sent this outrageous story to me as a forward from another regular reader. Ordinarily I would have called BS on this because it's so unbelievable to think a President and Secretary would consider such idiocy but Snopes says it's true so I'm going with it......

Obama and Janet Napolitano Appointed Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

If this doesn't suggest, if not prove, that Obama prefers to coddle Muslims over securing our nation, I don't know what does. The main-stream media probably didn't even run this story. If you learn of it, it'll come from Beck or other FoxNews source. Do you see Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, China, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, or any other country who is hostile to the US appoint people who may support the US to security posts? No, you don't!

We are in a fight for our lives with radicalized Muslims. In what bizarro world does it make sense to invite people with similar beliefs to help in this fight? Only if you assume Obama has deep-seeded Islamic sympathies and open hostility to America does it make any sense at all....yet we allowed the lap-dog media to install him into the Presidency. How stupid are we as a country?

Much ado about nothing

I don't know about you but I'm a little tired of the Erin Anderews saga. So she got peeped on. She didn't get raped, the guy is rightfully in prison, and it didn't hurt her career any. So now, since a guy peeped on her and video-taped it, nobody can say anything critical about her without being accused of being insensitive to her victim hood and the larger victim hood of all women? Here is Elizabeth Hasselbeck's joke on the impossible to watch show The View regarding Erin Andrews' appearance on Dancing.....

From TVGuide -- Hasselbeck, who is a host of US chat show The View, recently criticised ESPN reporter Andrews' revealing outfits during her performances on the dance show.

She also made comments about Andrews' convicted stalker, who was recently given a 30-month prison sentence.

She said: 'If I'm him, I'm like: 'Man, I just could have waited 12 weeks and seen this little bit less without the prison time.''

What is so bad about that? She's right. The extraordinarily revealing outfits they make the women wear are the only reason that show's as popular as it is. Only the female half of the audience gives a crap about the dancing....and half of those tune in to see the firm buttocks of the men in ridiculously tight, thin slacks. Seriously, they could name the show, "Playing horseshoes with the Stars" and as long as the women are dressed as hookers and the men in tight slacks, ratings will be high.

Are we so sensitive as a culture that we can't make harmless jokes about people anymore? Well, count me out of that. I'll continue to poke fun of and criticize others anytime I feel like it.

"A man among boys"....not just a cliche' anymore

This story just goes to show what some people will do for high-school sports programs....

From FoxNews -- A West Texas student who led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season was actually a 22-year-old man, police said Tuesday.

Police say the basketball star was really Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti who school officials say was recognized last month by Florida coaches as having been a star high school player in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a few years ago.

22 years old....heh heh, maybe he got left back for like 6 years.

I wouldn't be surprised if this sort of shenanigan took place all over the country. There's almost as much pressure to be successful at the premier high-school level as there is at the collegiate level.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The creep of the imperial nanny-State

Not satisfied with their attempts to control salt content, fat content, school-provided meals, etc., now the Obama administration thinks it should also control all food advertisements to make sure unhealthy foods aren't peddled to children.

If advertisers don't voluntarily self-regulate their campaigns, the administration task force suggests, then the FCC should step in and regulate it for them. The Obama's have assumed the role of national proxy-parents because in their estimation, we're all too incompetent to know how to feed our own kids. This is textbook Obama. Define a crisis, in this case childhood obesity, then threaten to take over control if companies don't voluntarily police themselves, knowing that regardless of what measures the companies take, it won't be enough.

The pernicious creep of the nanny-State is slowly but surely destroying what little freedoms are left in the US.

J.Mac's shameless pander

This is just embarrassing....

One of the main reasons John McCain is in trouble is his position on illegal immigration. He routinely sides with the amnesty crowd and has refused to take a lead in demanding that the border fence be completed.....until now. It just happens that illegal immigration is front and center in the upcoming November elections and McCain is in the fight for his political life against challenger J.D. Hayworth...a closed-borders-now guy. Because he wants to keep his cush job, McCain is pandering in direct opposition to his previous positions on illegal aliens. I'm guessing that particular irony is entirely lost on him.

Sorry J.Mac, the time of the old-guard republican careerist is over. We want new truly conservative blood to represent us and guys like you and Lindsay Graham, Bob Bennet and others have outlived your usefulness.

Let Me See If I Got This Right

Posted by Reid:


Monday, May 10, 2010

Rick Sanchez is like Herpes, a gift that keeps on giving

CNN's mildly retarded anchor Rick Sanchez has a Ron Bergundy moment....

Heh heh, what a moron!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Fred Phelps and his inbred cult of followers visit Birmingham

Fred Phelps and his rag-tag band of inbred haters at the Westboro Baptist Church are supposed to come to Birmingham today to demonstrate at the funeral of fallen soldier, Thomas Rivers Jr.

The funeral procession is fairly long from the church to the cemetery and nobody knows where they'll be setting up shop along the route. If I could get off work, I'd head down there and throw rotten eggs at them.

I know what you're thinking. "But Ed, you'd just be lowering yourself to their level."

Who cares? Think of how satisfying it would be to nail one of those cretins right in the pie-hole with a well thrown egg?

Chalk another one up for terrorist-punching SEALs

Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe was found not guilty yesterday of punching a terrorist who was in their custody. A sniveling squid(slang for sailors) accused McCabe and two other SEAL's of punching the known terrorist in the mouth and stomach.

I spent a little time in the military and "rats" aren't exactly the most popular guys around. I imagine the guy who accused them will receive a few well-deserved punches in the mouth himself...he deserves it.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The natural disaster that got overlooked

The century flood that made a disaster area out of Nashville has an estimated damage cost of over a billion dollars and killed 19 people so far, yet had scant little coverage from the main stream media. Why is that?

I hate to be the one to point it out but, maybe it's because there are no minorities standing on top of their rental houses whining about the government response. Maybe it's because Tennesseans are taking care of each other and themselves and don't want the government swooping in the "help". Maybe it's because Nashville isn't full of indigent, welfare sponges that fit the media's narrative of "poor-people-get-unfairly-victimized-by-weather" on which they are so fond of reporting.

When self-sufficient, responsible Americans are struck by tragedy, it's not story to the media. Plus, if they made too much of a big deal about it, they might find themselves having to blame Obama the way they blamed Bush for Katrina....and they don't dare question The One.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Obama casually use the term "tea-baggers" as if he doesn't know what it means

Over at Hotair, Allahpundit reports on this quote from Obama.....[emphasis mine]

In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”

Nobody who pays even cursory attention to the news can claim they don't know what the vile, sexually explicit term "tea-bagging" means. And, it's the preferred, on-air term of derision used by the likes of retards Keith Olberman, Chris Matthews and baritoned, militant lesbian Rachael Maddow for tea-party activists.

When a President shows utter contempt and scorn for the half of America who disagree with his policies by using a disgusting, sexually charged term like "tea-baggers" for them, he demeans his office, embarrasses himself and shames the presidency, and shows what a contemptible amateur, wholly unworthy of his office, he really.

Go Ahead " Make My Day"

Posted by Reid:

When will the lawsuits begin? I can already see the beginning of the line of lawyers lining up to resolve this "Gross and negligent use of force"! I assume that the picture shown here is depicting the soon-to-be new owner of the Phillies and a soon-to-be homeless man (the police officer).
What a gross miscarriage of justice this will be! Inevitable, but still way out of whack!
Now lets look at the situation. I will throw in a few comments here and there.

The teenager, using poor judgement, leaps the wall and parades around the outfield disrupting the ball game. Bad choice on his part, and he deserves the trespassing charge and the disorderly conduct charge. However I am not sure that the use of the taser was warranted. After watching the video a number of times it is apparent that none of the athletes were in danger from this boy. He was on the field less than 1 minute before the shot. He had eluded the security folks, but it appeared they were closing in. It did make for great video footage as he nose dived to a stop in the outfield grass. I wonder if this boy could have been detained in a short time frame without him being tased?
My next issue revolves around the use of Philadelphia police on the field. Why are they there. Shouldn't they be doing regular/normal police work at the stadium, leaving the game surface to hired security and stadium personnel? I attend many college and professional sporting events and have recently noticed the plethora of safety yellow clad security folks throughout the various venues. Where were these folks when this happened? I know that the police chief is questioning this use of his people and should the equipment have been used. I am with him in his questioning.
I also read today where a man was back on the field last night and was detained and booked without being tased. Where is the fairness there? What did the teenager do that the man didn't? I am just asking.....
These 2 folks are wrong and should be punished. They should go to jail. However I do not feel it is fair to the taxpayers for this kid to make the cash he will undoubtedly make from the soon to be filed frivolous lawsuit(s). I assume he will sue the police for excessive force (see the man the next night); he will sue the Phillies for not properly restraining him and will sue the individual police office for some ludicrous charge like racism or something. Oh well here we go!!

Lawyers swarm to Gulf like jackals to a carcas

This is a sad commentary on the self-serving litigiousness of American society, by a the CEO Hayward of BP regarding the certain flood of scam law-suits that are sure to be filed along with legitimate ones...

Mr Hayward reiterated a promise that BP “will honour all legitimate claims for business interruption”. Asked for examples of illegitimate claims, he said: “I could give you lots of examples. This is America — come on. We’re going to have lots of illegitimate claims. We all know that.”

Politicians, and especially democrat politicians, have been bought lock, stock, and barrel by the trial lawyers associations. That's why much needed tort reform is a distant dream for the US. Smarmy trial lawyers have been circling for years waiting for a chance to get their slimy hands on some big-oil money, just as they did with big-tobacco and currently do with big-pharma. But who really pays for these legalized thefts....the consumer. Sure, BP has some paying to do and I support legitimate them paying for legitimate losses but, there will be thousands of illegitimate attempts by lying citizens and lying attorneys to get a piece of the pie.

A loser pays system would solve much of this problem. As it is, there's no reason not to sue, I mean other than shame and dishonesty, because a loss costs the plaintiff nothing.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Two examples of what's wrong with America

Here's Mayor Bloomberg and the overpaid bimbo Katie Couric from CBS, seriously discussing the certain ID of the Times Square bomber as being anti-Obama, or in other words, a tea-party activist.....

See, the idiot half of Americans who think American Idol is riveting TV, that Keith Olberman is an actual journalist, and who voted for Obama, digest this crap every night and think they are getting hard news. The Obama administration and democrats in general wouldn't be able to get away with half of what they do if not for the despicable complicity of the media. We accept that all politicians are liars and cheats, but we expect the media to keep them more-or-less honest with fair-and-balanced reporting....then we voters will make them pay at the ballot box. But when the media abandon traditional journalism in favor of advocacy of one side over the other, where is the voting public supposed to get trustworthy information? If it weren't for Fox News and talk radio, this country would be entirely in the toilet. As it is, our ass is starting to get wet but there's still just a little hope of climbing out.

Contessa Brewer clearly didn't get hired for her brains

Here's air-headed MS-NBC bimbo Contessa Brewer bemoaning the fact that the Times Square bomber didn't fit her narrative of all tea-party activists being potential terrorists.....

With inane drivel like this being presented as serious commentary, it's no wonder MS-NBC's ratings are falling faster than the Braves' chances at the National League pennant.

The Goreacle expands his already huge carbon footprint

Al and Tipper Gore have announced the hypocritical purchase of their fourth, I said fourth, luxury home in California. *crickets chirping*

That's right, the media will dutifully ignore the gross hypocrisy of the Gores as they continue to lecture the rest of us about greening our light bulbs, cars, toilets, and tampons. Our putative overlords would have us live as quaint, third-world peasants, huddled in depressing, Soviet-style collectives, nibbling on organic carrots and drinking our own urine while they conspicuously consume vast amounts of resources, the access to which we are denied.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin

Monday, May 03, 2010

Elanor Clift is a silly dingbat

Privileged liberals like pundit and journalist Elanor Clift think illegal Mexican immigration is just peachy because apparently she loves tacos and burritos...

From Moonbattery -- "It's a happy invasion for most people in this country," Clift proclaimed. "[W]e love the diversity of food."

For liberals like Elanor, trading violent home invasions, kidnappings, MS-13 gang slayings, drug-related crime, depressed wages and property values, and bankrupt hospitals, emergency rooms, and social services, for inexpensive, tasty Tex-Mex food is perfectly reasonable. It's reasonable as long as all these horrible things befall others and don't encroach into her insulated, upper-crust life of wealth and privilege.

British sniper makes the enemy pay

This is why snipers are the most feared weapon of the enemy on the battlefield....

From NYPost -- A British sniper set a world sharpshooting record by taking out two Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan from more than a mile and a half away -- a distance so great, experts say the terrorists wouldn't have even heard the shots.

Craig Harrison killed the two insurgents from an astounding distance of 8,120 feet -- or 1.54 miles -- in Helmand Province last November firing an Accuracy International L11583 long-range rifle.

"The first round hit a machine-gunner in the stomach and killed him outright," said Harrison.
"The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and turned as my second shot hit him in the side. He went down, too," Harrison told the Sunday Times of London.

I don't care what your opinions are on guns or war or killing....I love reading stories about this stuff.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Obama fiddles while border violence escalates

Now, have you open-borders butt-munches had enough yet?

From Ktar.com -- PHOENIX - After a frantic hour-long desert search, authorities found a deputy wounded in a shootout Friday with suspected illegal immigrants apparently hauling bales of marijuana along a major smuggling corridor in southern Arizona.

The deputy was found with a superficial wound - a chunk of skin torn from just above his left kidney - after being shot with an AK-47 on Friday afternoon, Pinal County sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Casa Grande, about 40 miles south of Phoenix.

Villar said the deputy was doing smuggling interdiction work and found bales of marijuana in the desert. He then encountered five suspected illegal immigrants, two armed with rifles, and was shot.

If ranchers on the border getting murdered by aliens isn't enough, then perhaps illegals smuggling drugs with a willingness to shoot border agents with automatic rifles signifies an immigration emergency. What is it going to take to get the feds to take some action?

I'll answer my own question: it's going to take throwing the democrats out and replacing them with republicans who have the guts to close the border once and for all and for the individual states to pass laws like Arizona's, to force the illegals to self-deport. The democrats will never do anything to stem the tide of aliens because they want them to end up as 20-30million democrat voters at some point. Obama doesn't give a damn about murdered ranchers and police officers when a permanent democrat majority lording over a vast welfare state is within reach.