“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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Takin' a break

I'm going to be taking a much needed siesta for a few days. Hopefully we'll come out better than these guys but, then again, it is hurricane season. *shrugs*

I figure I'll need plenty of energy when this watershed election rolls around so I need to get away from politics for a few days. Reid and regular-reader David may or may not post some things while I'm incommunicado, so be nice.

One more thing, don't even think about robbing us. We have a house sitter, an alarm, an observant, well-armed, trigger-happy neighbor, and liberal gun laws that allow you to protect property with deadly force. We don't have anything worth dying over anyway.

See you next week :)

SEIU 'tards make mockery of selves

Here's a collection of garden-variety Obama voters who, judging by their mad spelling skills, apparently dropped out of the sixth grade to join the union.

Our education secretary Andy Duncan sent an e-mail to all 4,000 Ed. Dept. employees suggesting that they attend Al Sharpton's King-day rally. I wonder if any of them spotted the spelling error in this SEIU sign while marching with Al? I doubt it since correct spelling doesn't fit into their curriculum of political correctness, Obama-worship, and self esteem stroking.

Rick Sanchez flubs again

CNN's Rick Sanchez reminds everybody why he's the dumbest anchor on all of TV and makes his boss reconsider that network's "hire-the-handicapped" program....

He was exclaiming to guest Jessica Yellin regarding Obama's recent denial that he didn't have a US birth-certificate by saying, "...he's the cotton-picking President of the United States!"

I get that it's just an expression of frustration and not intended to be racial but CNN's race-conscious viewers reminded him via Twitter that you can't call the first black president "cotton-picking" anything, forcing the duly chastised Sanchez to offer an apology. Heh heh....imagine if a Fox anchor had called the black President the "cotton-picking President". There'd be blood in the streets over that firing. But the retards at CNN can get away with it because they are the propaganda wing of the democrat party.

I was holding it for a friend.....heh heh!

Just how dumb is Paris Hilton?

Las Vegas cops pulled over an Escalade and after several suspicious moves by the occupants, one being Paris, the officer observed in her purse, a small bag containing 0.8gms of cocaine....for those keeping score at home, that amounts to a felony possession charge. Paris stupidly retreated to the tired excuse, "It's not mine....I was just holding it for a friend".

Tell it to the judge, Paris!

Surely after her stint in the LA's county clink and assorted marijuana possession busts, this will finally get this menace off the streets and into jail where anybody else not named Paris, Britney, or Lindsay would end up after a string of collars like this.

I think she's tired of Lindsay Lohan getting all the bad-girl attention and wants to reclaim her rightful place as the world's dumbest tramp. She's off to a good start. If she can just manage to seduce a jail guard in exchange for drugs, that'll guarantee her the crown for sure.

I for one, am pulling for her.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Parenting FAIL

I know what you're thinking....

"You're right Ed. Having a Hooter's calendar above the baby's crib isn't exactly the most positive influence you want for a youngster."

I don't have a problem with the Hooter's calendar. Take that dumb uni off the wall or the kid'll grow up to be a marching-band geek.

Smartest President ever?

Obama artfully demonstrates his understanding of basic geometry, simple shapes, and problem solving acumen....
Caption 1: "If only fenced archway designers weren't so darned racist."
Caption 2: "If I've told that idiot Emanual once, I've told him a thousand times, round umbrellas don't fit through square gate holes"
Caption 3: "Forget the country, Michelle isn't going to be proud of me anymore if I let her hair get wet."

If Obama is supposed to be so profoundly intelligent, as our elitist betters in the media lecture us daily, how does The One get so easily stumped by an open umbrella? Why doesn't he just turn is sideways, or close it for a second?

Thanks to Drudge for the picture.

The summer of embarrassing comparisons

I touched on this earlier in the week but it bears repeating. Here's Russia's Vlad. Putin shooting whales in the north Pacific with a high powered crossbow......

Then there's our guy tootling around Martha's Vineyard in creased blue-jeans on what looks like a girl's bike.....


Thanks to Drudge for posting this for all the world to see....and laugh about.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Matt Lauer is a classless douche!

On the 5th anniversary of Katrina, the media have descended on New Orleans to celebrate the rebuilding progress of the infrastructure, culture, and addressing rampant poverty, having put aside petty political differences.

Just kidding, they've gone there to re-blame George Bush for the whole thing. Here's Matt Lauer talking to Barbara Bush. Bear in mind that Matt had already interviewed Ray "school bus/chocolate city" Nagin and not once did he ask if he felt uncomfortable being in the city since much of the blame is actually his....

MATT LAUER: There's no easy way to ask this question, I'm just gonna ask it. Is it ever painful for you to come back to this region, because in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it seems so much of the blame for what happened or didn't happen here was laid at the feet of your husband?

He couldn't resist attacking Barbara Bush to her face about George W's non-role in the devastation in New Orleans....devastation remember, that was largely Ray Nagin's fault as well as the morons who refused to leave the city when they were told to. I guess blaming Bush for Katrina was such fun that they couldn't resist taking another shot at him, even if it was a classless shot through his wife.

EPA--the most dangerous agency in America

Since the idiotic ruling by the Supreme Court that the EPA can regulate any and all sources of the harmless gas CO2, the potential power grabs by the federal government of literally every facet of our lives, included breathing, are moving forward.

Because bullets necessarily contain lead, and the EPA defines lead as an environmental contaminant, they believe that they have the authority to ban all bullets(bullets containing other materials are considered armor piercing and are therefore illegal already) effectively rendering all privately owned weapons useless. But this stealth assault on the 2nd amendment by the voracious federal bureaucracy is precisely what we would expect from the adolescent Marxist in the white house. A disarmed populace is an easily controlled populace. Meanwhile the EPA is stockpiling weapons for enforcement purposes. Be afraid!

20 months ago it would have been farcical to envision a time in which the EPA, having been given unlimited powers of regulation and enforcement, assumed authoritarian power over the citizenry. But now, it's very imaginable if not likely.

Go out and buy all the guns and ammo you can afford before our petty, tyrannical overlords get the ban in place.

Local parasite apologizes for apology

Seems America's favorite dingleberry is having regrets about apologizing to the Palin's for lying about them...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's grandson, says he wishes he hadn't apologized for telling lies about the former Alaska governor because he's "never lied about anything."

Johnston said in an interview on CBS' "The Early Show" to air Friday that he wishes that he hadn't issued the apology to Palin.

Regardless of what this douche does or says, he'll always be the biggest turd where ever he happens to be. What a loser!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Obama vs. Pooty Poot

While Pres. Obama casually hangs out in the clubhouse of whatever golf course he's loafing on today, effeminately munching on arugula and cucumber sandwiches with Dijon mustard, over in Russia, Pooty Poot is helping to tag Gray Whales with a high-powered cross-bow in the frigid north Pacific off the Kamchatka peninsula.

I'm embarrassed for us.

Unhinged lesbians lack math skills, sense of irony

Militant lesbian Rachael Maddow mocks NJ republican Gov. Christie for his math skills, then in the same breath, hilariously makes the exact same error that he did....

What a stupid, annoying broad! Apparently there's one person over at MSNBC, probably a temporary intern, who can do basic math and noticed her error. They re-taped that segment for the web site, snarky dialogue and everything, but with the boy-like Rachael getting the third-grade decimal problem correct this time around. Newbusters wondered how many takes it took for her to finally get it right.

Hat tip to Newsbusters.

Is Tiger back....finally?

I don't really care what Tiger did off the course. It's no body's business but his family's and he certainly didn't owe anybody except Elin an apology and explanation. That said, I've been waiting for the old Tiger to finally pull it together and start kicking some butt on the tour again. Maybe this will be the week....

Tiger Woods finally looked like the No. 1 player in the world.

In his first tournament since his divorce, he played by far his best round of the year Thursday at The Barclays, missing only one fairway and two greens in a 6-under 65 for his lowest score this year.

I'm still a big fan of Tiger's. You self-righteous critics can get over yourselves. His personal life isn't your business to pass judgement on.

Hopefully a good showing this week will earn Tiger a spot on the Ryder Cup team and finally convince Phil that he can never be #1 as long as Tiger's on the tour. I think I'll go out and buy some Nike golf gear now, just to show my support.

Libs don't like hearing the truth

Apparently Sen. Alan Simpson hurt somebody's feelings....

Directly from Neal Boortz -- It seems Alan Simpson sent an email to the executive director of some outfit called the National Older Women's League. Her name is Ashley Carson. In the email he compared Social Security to "a milk cow with 310 million tits!" Responding to a column Carson wrote in the Huffington Post, Simpson writes: "I've spent many years in public life trying to stabilize that system while people like you babble into the vapors about 'disgusting attempts at ageism and sexism' and all the rest of that crap." He then signed the letter, "Call when you get honest work!"

Democrats are crying for his removal from Obama's debt commission for his insensitivity. I say give him a promotion. He's absolutely right. Social Security was never intended to totally fund the retirement of every American, yet most spend all their money living large and then expect other Americans who're still working to maintain for them, the lavish life-styles to which they've grown accustomed. Social Security is little more than a legal Ponzi scheme in which money taken from workers today, gets paid directly to retirees today. At some point there won't be enough workers to fund the retirements of everybody who demands it.

Was Simpson harsh? Yes. Was he right? Absolutely!

Sri Lankan maid gets nailed by Saudi couple

Aahhh...a family of loving practitioners of the peaceful religion of Islam got themselves a maid.....

(Reuters) - A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a too heavy workload by hammering 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, officials said on Thursday.

As you know, Saudi Arabia is where Sharia law is practiced most stridently and brutally. Rich Saudi families routinely import house-maids from India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh and I've heard story after story for years about the abuse that these women suffer at the hands of the Saudi families. But nailing(literally) a person for complaining? I wonder where Islam stands on this sort of thing? Does Sharia condone such treatment, even for infidel employees? I guess this proves it does.

I wonder where the cackling feminists in the US are to express outrage at this criminal practice of mistreating women? They're too busy kissing Obama's ass to bother with criticizing their favorite, oppressed minority....Muslims.

Egg on the faces of media liberals

If you listen to the spluge from the jack-asses who make up the liberal-dominated mainstream media, you'd think that the cabbie who got stabbed by a drunk white guy was the victim of rightwing-driven, anti-Muslim hate, but the facts paint a different picture entirely.....

From FoxNews -- NEW YORK -- Michael Enright once volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance and has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero -- an experience distinctly at odds with what authorities say happened inside a city taxi.

Despite liberals' wild-eyed fantasies, the Muslim cabbie was against the Ground Zero mosque and his attacker was a self-identified progressive liberal who is a proponent of the mosque. This totally blows out of the water, the media's daily working template of white people being hard-right, racist haters whipped into a frenzy of anti-Muslim violence by talk radio, bloggers, and Fox News.

I doubt we'll see much reporting on this outside of Fox since it contradicts the media paradigm of racist white people victimizing poor, working-class minorities.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Off the deep end with Joseph Farah

I've always read World Net Daily and have respect for it's editor Joseph Farah, but I think he's completely missing the point on this whole "gay" issue with Ann Coulter.

To bring you up to speed, Ann was slated to speak at a WND conference until Farah heard that she had agreed to also speak at the GOProud convention, which is a gathering for gay conservatives. Farah opposes gay marriage and immediately struck Ann from the WND line-up and publicly criticized her for her choice of audiences. Of course Ann went on Red Eye and called Farah a "swine", "attention whore", and "a pretend Christian" with all the biting sarcasm we expect and enjoy from Ann.

Bizarrely, Farah went on a Serious Radio show hosted by a gay dude, in order to insult Ann some more for speaking to gays, then he renounced conservatism altogether. Honestly, I don't know what problem values-conservatives have with gay conservatives. Who cares of they want to get married? As long as they favor low taxes, federalism, limited government, and don't hinder my pursuit of happiness, I don't care if they want to marry their gold fish.

Conservatism should be a big-tent movement that accepts all conservatives regardless of their orientation. This anti-gay litmus test to prove your conservative credentials is absurd and it's why the democrats continue to successfully label us the party of exclusion and hate. And the obsession with sexual orientation of the religious right is not only creepy and telling, it's contradictory to what you claim conservatism is about. If the government needs to stay out of the personal lives of Americans, then so should you.

You social conservatives need to get over yourselves and judge other conservatives by their issue positions and not their personal lives.

Exit question: there are lots of conservatives who are atheists. Does this disqualify them from being in our movement too?

Liberals caused the bedbug outbreak

When dumb liberals allowed EPA administrator Bill Ruckelshaus to unilaterally ban the domestic use and production of the harmless pesticide DDT in 1972, who knew it would unleash a bedbug infestation years later?

From Newsbusters -- Bedbugs, once nearly eradicated, have spread across New York City, in part because of the decline in the use of DDT. According to the city’s Department of Housing and Preservation, the number of bedbug violations has gone up 67 percent in the last two years. In the most recent fiscal year, which ended on June 30, the city’s 311 help line recorded 12,768 bedbug complaints, 16 percent more than the previous year and 39 percent above the year before.

Thoroughly discredited author Rachael Carson wrote Silent Spring, in which she erroneously claimed that the most effective pesticide ever invented, DDT, was responsible for the thinning of birds' egg shells. Without even going to hearings, Ruckelshaus(a card-carrying member of the Sierra Club) banned DDT, condemning millions of Africans to tormented deaths from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, and as we learn now, hundreds of thousands of Americans to disgusting attacks from bed bug infestations today.

Dumb environmentalists will accept, if not welcome, any number human casualties and hardships, regardless of how devastating, if they can smugly brag about stopping the use of a man-made chemical...any chemical. In their eyes, human infection and suffering are just punishments for our betrayal of Mother Gaea.

Humans, not them of course, other humans, living quaintly like cavemen, tormented by pestilence and infestation, drinking our own urine and shivering in the dark is the Utopian goal of these people.

Beat Whitey Night

Apparently the Iowa police are having trouble deciding whether a beating of a white guy by a group of 30 blacks yelling, "beat whitey night", was racially motivated. Let's give them a hand.....

From thesmokinggun -- Police are investigating whether a series of assaults at the Iowa State Fair were racially motivated since the attackers reportedly announced it was “Beat Whitey Night” during one attack.

According to a Des Moines Police Department report, a group of young black assailants pummeled a white fairgoer Friday night, an assault that cops believe may have racial overtones due to what was said by the attackers.

There has been scant little news coverage of this outrage in the hypocritical, mainstream media. Probably because in their eyes, blacks cannot be racists, and exposing them as racists defeats the media objective of perpetuating the template of white guilt and blacks always as victims of an unfair, white, patriarchal society.

I shudder to think of the media firestorm had this been a group of whites beating a black kid.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Young and unemployable

Young people are finding it harder and harder to find entry-level jobs....

From cnbc -- Global youth unemployment has hit a record high following the financial crisis and is likely to get worse later this year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Thursday.

The report from the ILO says 81 million out of 630 million 15-24 year olds where unemployed at the end of 2009, some 7.8 million more than at the end of 2007.

While it is certainly true that the mortgage crisis and financial meltdown in the US damaged retirement plans for millions, forcing retirees back into the labor market, don't let the article fool you. It's not only the financial crisis that has created a massive loss of available jobs for young workers. The disastrous minimum-wage increases have taken their toll also. Every time the politicians pander to the poor by forcing businesses to pay young, inexperienced, unreliable workers more than they are worth, employers are forced to lay off some workers to make up the difference to their bottom line.

Minimum-wage jobs are there for training on the way to something better, not to serve as careers to support families of 4 as the liberal media would have you believe. If you can't improve above minimum-wage after a reasonable time, perhaps it was stupid of you to have kids in the first place. For young people to position themselves to take advantage of every opportunity they need to do the three things that are indicative of success: stay off drugs, finish high-school, and get married/stay married. If you can't manage to do at least the first two things, then you are a loser anyway and will always struggle to survive above poverty. It doesn't help matters that the government has priced young people right out of the job market with stupid minimum-wage laws, designed to garner fawning praise from the media who don't understand rudimentary economics.

In defense of price gouging

You probably have heard about the traffic jam in northern China that has lasted for 9 days. Because of construction and the recent discovery of huge coal deposits in that region, traffic has increased 40% every year and the roads cannot handle that volume.

As stranded motorists wait, local villagers sell them food, water, games to play, etc., but at highly inflated prices. This has resulted predictably in some stranded motorists complaining about the gouging, in the same way our media whine about price gouging during every weather catastrophe.....

From CBSNews -- Though there were no reports of road rage violence, drivers complained about price-gouging by villagers who were their only source of food and water. A bottle of water that normally costs 1 yuan (15 cents) was selling for 10 yuan ($1.50), while the price of a 3 yuan- (45 cent-) cup of instant noodles had more than tripled, media reports said.

"A boxed lunch is 10 yuan ($1.50), and one box isn't enough for me," China National Radio cited a driver surnamed Lu as saying. "I'm spending up to 50 yuan (about $7.50) a day on food. It's more expensive than eating in a restaurant."

First, in situations where the demand is large and the relative, local supply is small such as hurricane disasters and 9-day, rural traffic jams, prices necessarily should go up. If bottled water, for instance, stayed the same price, the stranded truckers at the front of the line might scarf up all the water for themselves and nobody else would get any. If prices are higher than normal, each motorist only gets what he really needs and everybody gets some water.

Further more, the high prices and resulting profit motive induce other vendors to enter the bottled-water market catering to stranded motorists. This increases the supply and increases competition among sellers and the price goes back down to an equilibrium. Price fixing during times of trouble encourages hoarding which causes many to do without.

Which is better, (a)everybody gets a little of what they need but at a temporarily high price, or (b)a few people hoard everything because they can afford the artificially low price and leave nothing for everybody else?

If you answered (b), then you are a moron!

Best stolen-bike poster ever.......EVER!!!

If I was the thief, this poster might just take all the fun out of riding around on a stolen bike.

Obama's symbolism over substance

Here's how brain-dead the Obama administration is where economic matters are concerned. Because of the idiotic cash-for-clunkers program, used cars are now costing 30% more because so many of them were taken off the market last year. It's a simple supply and demand issue that the Adolescent-in-Chief doesn't understand. By forcing the prices of used cars upward, he harms the working poor and the middle-class because those are who generally buy used cars.

It's another example of Obama presenting his policy as helping the poor and stimulating the car economy but, the results show the precise opposite effect. "But never mind the results", we are lectured to by the media, "it's Obama's good intentions that count".

Monday, August 23, 2010

Your trash can may be a government snitch

In the mistake by the lake known as Cleveland, Ohio, the city is using $500,000 dollars forcibly confiscated from American taxpayers to implement the stupidest and scariest of recycling plans. They will purchase smart trash cans. Smart cans will have tracking chips which will monitor each family's recycling habits and rat you out to the authorities if you don't recycle at a level that meets the approval of your pompous, green overlords....

From Michelle Malkin -- The chips will allow city workers to monitor how often residents roll carts to the curb for collection. If a chip show a recyclable cart hasn’t been brought to the curb in weeks, a trash supervisor will sort through the trash for recyclables.

Nothing pleases smarmy, self-important bureaucrats more than exercising ever more control over our every-day lives. They'll be excitedly digging through our trashcans like lecherous perverts, hoping to find a stray aluminum can so they can fine us for not recycling. Is this really the America we grew up in? Where petty tyrants rule their fiefdoms by tormenting regular Americans with endless regulations, political correctness, and fines for misbehavior? Where are the Ohio voters to kick these idiots out of office?

The worst song every recorded....ever!

Regardless of your feelings about the Ground Zero mosque, this protest song takes the cake for the stupidest every written and performed.....

If I didn't know any better, I would have guessed this was a parody song from South Park ridiculing the mosque protesters. I'm not saying that there's not legitimate opposition to the mosque but if you are inspired by this idiotic song, you are a sad, pathetic simpleton with little more than a rudimentary ganglion for a brain. I'm against the Ground Zero Mosque but if that position lumps me in with homers who love this kind of thing, then count me among the converts who now support it.

Somebody call a code-red on CodePink

This is the account of one mother's interaction with the detestable CodePink tramps after hearing that her son had died in combat in Iraq.....

From Weaselzippers -- "Jodie Evans and her Code Pink degenerates taunted me and made light of my son’s sacrifice telling me, “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.”

In my book, if you treat the family of any fallen service-member with anything but respect and decorum, when you "happen" to get shot, poisoned, run over, or otherwise meet an untimely demise, you pretty much deserve it and I'd applaud the one who did it.

For you cretins in California who are thinking of voting for Jerry Brown for governor, CodePink is strongly supporting him and donating huge amounts of money to his campaign. If you have a shred of decency and patriotism in your self-involved, fruity lives, do NOT vote for Jerry Brown for this reason among many others.

A virtual cookie to the reader who can, without cheating, name the movie referenced in the title of this post.

Friday, August 20, 2010

AP warns employees, no more "Ground Zero Mosque"

Over at the Associated Press, they've decided that calling the Ground Zero Mosque, the Ground Zero Mosque, is inflammatory, insensitive, and inaccurate, and have forbade their writers and reporters from calling it that. I'm not sure what they want it called but over at Michelle Malkin's site, her readers have come up with some outstanding name suggestions for the proposed mosque.....

15. Landing Gear Mosque
14. Project Bloomberg
13. 9/11 Victory Mosque
12. Daily Kosque
11. Caliphate-on-Hudson
10. The Gorelick & Clarke Building
9. Mosque formerly known as the Ground Zero Mosque
8. Hamosque
7. Crater’s Edge
6. Bullseye
5. The Mohammed Atta Memorial
4. Hormel House
3. The Debris Field Mosque
2. Burlington Terrorist Factory
1. New York Fire Training Academy

Perhaps the AP could use one of these in their articles from now on. I mean in the interest of clarity and accuracy in reporting.

Justin Bieber and her new single

I'm sure everybody knows who Justin Bieber is by now. Her songs are very popular I'm told. Over at Gawker.com, they wondered what it would sound like if you slowed one of her songs down by 800%. It's actually far more listenable than the original.....

J. BIEBZ - U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis

The democrat party summed up

Before you call me a racist, look at who said this.

Spelling error notwithstanding, Sir Charles is right. Democrats need poor people to remain poor and as such, a reliable voting block. In between elections, democrats constantly blame republicans for the plight of the poor. It's a formula for democrat re-election and poor minorities play right along with it every time.

You'd think the poor would wake up at some point and realize the democrats do not have their best interests in mind....only their own re-elections.

From Motifake.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

US History with Russel Simmons

Last night on Larry King, Russell Simmons weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque kerfuffle....

If you graduated from dreadful government schools, you probably have scant little knowledge of even recent American history, and you probably missed the mistake in Simmons's def logic. He said that Christians bombed the WTC in '93. Here are the names of those responsible....Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmad Ajaj. Sure sound like good old, American redneck names to me.

Larry King is so out of it at this point, his few remaining neurons didn't fire enough for him to form a question about Simmons's claim. Russel Simmons should stick to promoting stupid rap artists, bad comedy shows, and paying for his ex wife's outrageous standard of living and leave the heavy thinking to the grown ups who half-way pay attention.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thug tactics

Nancy Pelosi threatens her opposition with government investigation in order to intimidate those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque....

“I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up?”

Any chance of Nancy investigating the funding sources for the mosque itself? I doubt it.
By calling for an investigation, Pelousy unwittingly revealed the reflexive demand of democrats when political opposition stands up against them.....intimidation. By threatening opponents of the mosque with the unchecked power of the federal government, which she holds, she hopes to tamp down the voices against the mosque. Let's hope those in vocal opposition will stand their ground and show Nancy the wench that they will not be intimidated by her threats.

Barney covers his crimes

Looks like Barney wants to destroy the evidence of his corruption and incompetence....

From Yahoo News -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be abolished rather than reformed as part of the Obama administration's planned overhaul of the government's role in housing finance, Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services committee, said on Tuesday.

"They should be abolished," Frank said in an interview on Fox Business, when asked whether the mortgage giants should be elements in housing market reform. "They only question is what do you put in their place," Frank said.

If any one person can be blamed for the financial collapse precipitated by the housing bubble, it's Barney Frank. Of course let's not forget that fellow corruptocrats Chris Dodd and then Sen. Barack Obama played a role too. Frank knows that he is to blame for the housing collapse and the necessity to bailout Fannie and Freddie. He protected those institutions, both managed by corrupt-to-the-core democrats, from oversight and regulation, allowing the officers to escape with tens of millions before the collapse.

Dissolving them altogether is the best way for him to erase the evidence of his possibly-criminal collusion.

I swear, what the voters of Mass. are thinking every two years when they elect this guy is an utter and complete mystery.

Michelle Antoinette

I am ashamed to have to admit that I blatantly ripped this picture off from Van Helsing over at Moonbattery. It's just too funny and appropriate not to. Head on over there and check out the website if you don't regularly go there already.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pitbulls and chickens don't play well together

Down in Florida, where else, one neighbor's two pit bulls attacked and killed the other neighbor's chickens. Here's a picture of what the remains of a chicken killed by pit bulls might look like....

I've said it before and I'll say it again....people who own pit bulls should be held criminally responsible when those dogs attack and kill. Pit bulls have one purpose....killing. That's all they do. It's chickens today, but tomorrow it'll be that family's kids who get attacked as they run around their yard playing. Pit bulls don't know the difference between a chicken, a rabbit, and a child. They're all just small things that run and need to be eaten.

If a pit bull attacked anyone in my family, there'd be no measure to the fury with which I would slaughter that animal. And after I shot the dog, I'd have to pistol-whip the owner, purely on principle.

I know there are a lot of pitbull defenders out there so give your defense of pitbulls your best shot in the comment thread.

Words of wisdom from Mike Tyson

Some of today's young sports figures could learn a valuable lesson from the brutal honesty of Mike Tyson....

There really ought to be mandatory programs in every pro-sports league that teach these young guys who've come from poverty how to handle the sudden acquisition of unimaginable wealth and the the freedom to waste every bit of it. You look at these guys with their new NFL and NBA contracts and they've got 15-20 dingleberry "friends" hanging around them everywhere they go....at least as long as the money lasts. And their lawyers and financial handlers are robbing them blind and they don't have a clue.

It's always shocking to hear, but we regularly hear about a pro-sports star who had everything, millions in the bank, and ended up destitute and homeless because they blew it all. You wonder how a person can be that stupid, but it's not stupidity alone. It's also immaturity, inexperience, and absence of positive role models.

Star Wars lives.....with nerds in their moms' basements

OK, for all you Star Wars nerds, here's what you've been waiting for.....the lost, alternate opening scene for Revenge of the Jedi.....

I never realize how cheesy and bad these movies were until I compare them to what we're used to today. While the special effects were state-of-the-art at the time, the acting was woeful and predictable at best. Apparently Lucus wanted to kill Han Solo off in the middle of this movie but toy sales were so high for his character he decided against it.....seriously.....TOY SALES!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Obama's teleprompter gets a tan

The Reader in Chief even took his teleprompter on vacation with him. How abysmally inept is Obama that he can't even give a brief talk in a Florida parking-lot without reading what somebody else wrote for him? He's worse than local news anchors in terms of his dependency on the teleprompter to spoon-feed to him what he's supposed to communicate. I wonder if he even knows what it says before hand, or is he just blindly reading statements that his handlers thought were the most politically expedient for that occasion?

Our ill-advised Afghan adventure

It's pictures and stories like this that make me second guess our Iraq and Afghan wars....

Not long after a soldier was killed in Afghanistan, his platoon returned home. In his honor, they stood in formation, as they always did, only this time there was a gap where he normally stood; his 2 year-old daughter taking his place in formation.

It is complete folly and fantasy to think we can create even a shadow of a functioning democracy in Iraq or Afghanistan. The moment we leave, things will return to exactly what they were before we got there....a God-forsaken wasteland of tribal warfare, fundamentalism, and terrorism. No matter how much blood and treasure we waste there, it won't change anything. It's how they live. It's how they've lived for generations. It's arrogant to think we can change them.

If we want to stamp out the terrorism that threatens the US, we need to invade Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria(these countries are the head of the snake). Name one American politician who has the guts to do that? Iraq and Afghanistan are simply tactical staging grounds. Our efforts there aren't worth the orphaned children that it creates. We could stay there for 100 years and things will go back to normal within 3 months of when we leave.

If anybody can make a well-reasoned, convincing argument as to why we need to continue to sacrifice the lives of Americans in either country, I'd like to hear it.

NOTE: I supported the invasion of Iraq in '03 because we hadn't tested our military weaponry in live combat since the first Iraq war in '91. And we need to test our hardware and get rid of aging ordinance on some unsuspecting, third-world hell-hole every ten years or so. I don't have a problem with that, but we accomplished that in the first 6 months. Enough already.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You can't make this stuff up

Headline in the LondonTelegraph --

"Taxpayers' money is being spent on prostitutes, lap dancing clubs and exotic holidays under schemes designed to give more independence to the disabled."

Beats the heck out of parking spaces and wheelchair ramps....heh heh.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Obama's bumbling presidency as seen through the eyes of a Brit.

Regular reader David sent in this link to an article in the London Telegraph in which he outlines the ten things that led to the dramatic collapse of the Obama presidency. With Bush long gone as a scapegoat, Obama has no one to blame but himself. Here's an excerpt....

There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and it’s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made the United States the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth.

Click on the link above to read the article. He pretty accurately sums up how awful Obama is for America. It's sad really when our brothers across the pond pity us for having fallen for the razzle-dazzle of The One, when he's nothing but a conniving socialist in a $1000 suit.

Slow news day fluff

Remember this girl who got hit by a baseball because her boyfriend "lost it in the lights" and didn't protect her? They aren't dating any more, but not as she claims, because of the baseball. Now there's serious talk about giving her a dating reality show where guys prove their worthiness by performing manly tasks to impress her.

She is a cutie. They'll be lining up at the door to date her.

Awkward celeb interaction alert

John McCain was asked on a radio talk show to assess the Snooki incident in which she got drunk and mouthed off to the Jersey cops. JMac's awkward reply....

“I kind of think she might be too good looking to go to jail.”

Am I the only one that finds this a little creepy? These two have a history. When she complained about Obama's tanning-bed tax, McCain reassured her via Twitter that he would never tax her tanning bed. She's maybe 20 and he's what, 85 or something? Is it possible that he's got a crush on her? Eeeeew!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Global warming exposed again as a complete farce

A British team of climatologists has published an article proving what I've been telling you all along, that Al Gore and the whole myth of CO2-caused global warming is, to put it in scientific terms, a pant load of crap. Here's the graph that shows back in the Cambrian and Ordovician ages of the Paleozoic, between 460M-590M years ago, the climate of Earth was much like it is today, yet the CO2 levels were 5-20 times higher. Here's the graph that will haunt Al Gore's nightmares for a long time....

There's no such thing as anthropomorphic climate change, and that's final! Cap and Trade, carbon taxing, living green, all that nonsense is designed to control your lives while enriching the lives of our green overlords. It has nothing to do with saving the polar bears. Nor will it make one iota of difference in the climate of Earth.

Nail on the head

Even the Taiwanese are wise to the absurdity of Michelle Obama's outrageous, overseas excesses contrasted with the suffering of millions here at home.....

These guys get it.

The entitlement-minded Obama's think they are beloved, global celebrities and as such deserve to enjoy the trappings of power, wealth, and fame in whatever conspicuous way they wish and nobody can question a bit of it, or risk being labelled a racist.

Thanks to Moonbattery.

The summer of '42....ish

Aaaah, the innocence of youth. I remember it well....

A TOPLESS sunbather is being investigated by police after being accused of sensuously rubbing sun cream on herself on a public beach.

Police were called to a beach at Anzio south of Rome by a furious mother who said the way the “attractive” sunbather was rubbing lotion on her body had “troubled her sons aged 14 and 12.”

Haa...I don't think "troubled" is the correct word for the effect it had on her pubescent boys. I couldn't have imagined anything so awesome, as a 14 year old, than an attractive older women "sensuously" applying tanning oil to her bare chest right in front of me. Heck, I can't imagine anything more awesome now. That'll be one of their best memories ever....right up until their mom ruined it by pitching a hissy fit.

And if that's not comedy enough for one story, the Italian cops released a statement saying....

“We have opened a file on committing an obscene act as we are committed to following the complaint. From what I heard she was very attractive.”

I'll bet every cop in Rome is volunteering to "follow up" on the complaint....heh heh. What kind of cop offers his opinion on whether the perp is attractive or not?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Mecca-Time

What'll those kooky Muslims think of next?

A giant new clock being built in the Islamic holy city of Mecca hopes to usurp the role of Greenwich Observatory, and aims to have the world's 1.5 billion Muslims setting their watches by its time.

Uh....good luck if you're a Muslim with keeping your job in the Central Time Zone....

Boss: Hey Rahib, it's 4pm. Where've you been all day?

Rahib: I'm on Mecca-time boss. It's only 8 in the morning.

Boss: You're fired, dumb-ass!

Heh heh!

Bugs, the new white meat

Despite a complete and utter lack of global-warming credibility or credibility of any kind, the United Nations, hellbent on controlling the population of rich nations, is pressing forward with it's attempt to relegate the world back to Pre-Cambrian days when we foraged for insects and worms for nutrition....

From Dailymail -- ...if the United Nations gets its way, we might all soon be adding creepy-crawlies to our weekly shopping lists. The UN is considering strategies to cut levels of meat consumption worldwide as part of its commitment to stamp out famine and cut global warming.

Nothing would make the creeps and thugs in the UN, not to mention America's liberals, happier than for us, not them, to eat bugs and worms for dinner and wash it down with our own urine. After which we'd sit huddled in the dark, shivering under gov't-issued blankets, and watch propaganda on MSNBC on the one UN-approved TV channel....all in the name of sustainability and the prevention of global warming.

If we aren't careful who we elect, we may find that segments of our sovereignty have been ceded over to the UN as a pretext for preventing some imaginary global catastrophe and there won't be anything we can do about it except smile and fork over our tax money to be distributed elsewhere.

Dems pander to unions

Nothing, and I mean nothing, not the Constitution, not right and wrong, nothing gets in the way of democrats' slavish devotion to unions when it comes to buying election votes.....

Some House Democrats and advocacy groups are getting squeamish about the move to fund the $26 billion state aid bill by making cuts to food stamps, a federal assistance program currently depended on by nearly 41 million Americans.

House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.

Why is it always teachers, policemen, and firemen that are on the democrat chopping block first when state budgets have to be cut? They aren't the only state employees. Even poor peoople on foodstamps are fair game if the alternative is losing teachers' union votes. Why not cut useless, government bureaucrats from the payrolls instead?

Easy answer: because nothing scares voters like the threat of lost teachers, policemen, and firemen. Nobody cares if overpaid pencil-pushers in government are thrown into unemployment. And the hiring of thousands of new teachers means thousands of democrat voters and additional teacher-union dues to spend on democrat candidates.

Dumb American voters won't turn Access Hollywood off long enough to realize that they are being played like a dime-store harmonica by democrats. Nobody is forcing states to fire teachers when budgets are short, but threatening teachers with unemployment during a budget "emergency" is what galvanizes voter support for extra spending of taxpayer money.

Wake up you morons! You're being had.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Greg Gutfeld pokes his finger in the eye of Islam

Greg Gutfeld, host of Fox's RedEye, has a response to the proposed mosque at Ground Zero....

I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available commercial space.

This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.

As you know, the Muslim faith doesn’t look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I’m building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.

Now I don't know how serious Greg is or if he's just doing whatever he can to annoy the Muslims and poke a finger in their eye but if he's already lining up investors, maybe he's serious. Let's hope so. This'll be fun to watch.

What'll the anti-gay Muslims do, blow up the bar? That'll prove to everybody what violent, homophobic Neanderthals they really are. Even dumb liberals will have to accept that Islam is wholly intolerant of people different from them. On the other hand, if they let the bar exist, they'll be tolerating a lifestyle they abhor in their midst. Why what's a radical terrorist in a dirty night shirt to do? Heh heh.

Levi Johnston is like a fungal infection

I hate to admit that this might be true but this moron's refusal to go away might be one big reason why Sarah Palin probably doesn't have a chance to win the presidency....

Levi Johnston has teamed with a production company to shop a reality series called "Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office," which will—just as the title implies—chronicle his life as he runs for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

Or since the mayor's job won't be up for grabs until 2012, as his new campaign manager points out, maybe he'll make a run for city council in the meantime.

I wonder how many times Todd Palin has thought of ways he could possibly put a contract on this idiot Levi? That's what I'd be doing if I were TP. And how humiliated must Levi's parents be to have raised an irresponsible, deadbeat attention whore for a son?

If you're going to quit a job.....quit big!

Now this his how you quit your job....

From Dailymail -- When fed-up flight attendant Steven Slater got into a foul-mouthed row with a passenger after landing at JFK airport he decided enough was enough. The 38-year-old immediately announced his resignation over the public address system, grabbed a cold beer from the galley, activated the jet's emergency slide, slid down and headed for his car.

There's always at least one jerk on every flight. You can usually pick him out before it takes off. I'll bet all flight attendants fantasize about doing this at least once a week.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Moving the goal-posts

Famously unmarried actress who can't find Mr. Right with whom to start a family despite a world-wide search declares, "Modern women don't need to land Mr. Right to start a family".

That's exactly what I would say if I were her and staring at the less attractive side of 42. I wonder if she's entirely undatable or is it that all men are pigs? I'm guessing men in Hollywood are all pigs because she looks amazing.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Idiot reenacts train scene from Stand By Me.....FAILS

Matthew Johnson and his three friends took a nice canoe trip down the Mad River in Ohio. When they came to the train trestle, like all dumb college-age boys will do, they decided to jump off the bridge back into the river. (Since I'm blogging on this, you probably know what comes next.) When the train came speeding down the tracks, as trains are want to do, his three friends jumped into the safety of the river but not Matthew. He got scared to jump and like an idiot, tried to outrun the train.

As you might predict, he was struck and killed by the train. The stupider part of this story is that his moron of a mother is suing the canoe rental company on the grounds that they should have known and prevented the boys from climbing onto the trestle. And she's suing the train company for not stopping in time to not run over her chicken-$#!* kid who was too afraid to jump already.

To me this is right up there with the McDonald's coffee law suit in it's level of inanity. When you hurt or kill yourself by being too retarded to hold a cup of hot coffee or too dumb to not climb into the path of a speeding train, you deserve exactly what you got and nobody is responsible for compensating you for it.

What kind of idiot lawyer would take this case anyway?

Friday, August 06, 2010

The City Board members of Orchard Park, New York, who apparently have never participated in or even read a comment thread on the Interwebs, were shocked, shocked and surprised that people use sarcasm and snootiness when commenting about the lameness of the Board members' performance.....heh heh......

Orchard Park Town Board members said Wednesday night they have had it with criticism and complaints from several residents who frequently comment at board meetings.

“We don’t need the sarcasm; we don’t need the snottiness; and frankly, we’re really tired of it. It is inhibiting to everyone’s good will, and you people need to get over it,” Councilwoman Nan Ackerman said.

This is the Internet! There is nothing but sarcasm and snootiness here. It's what makes contentious discussion threads and flame wars so much fun.

Michelle Obama, queen of America

Why does Michelle Obama have to travel with 40 friends and at least that many secret service agents? Her little Iberian jaunt is costing the American taxpayer just over $332,000 by conservative estimates. At a time when 1 out of every 10 people in the US is unemployed and people are rightly panicked by the government spending and deficit explosion, Michelle spends that kind of money overseas. Why not vacation in the US somewhere?

Andrea Tantaros is right, Michelle is a modern-day Marie Antoinette. She's living the big life in Spain compliments of the American taxpayer while the taxpayers struggle to make ends meet. At the very least it's unseemly and thoughtless. At the worst it's proof that she intends to take full advantage of her position of privilege and endowment because she thinks she deserves it. You can see that in the picture above. The Spanish police cordoned off 100meters of beach so Michelle and her entourage could enjoy the beach unbothered by the unwashed little people. The Spanish "peasants" who got displaced look a little bothered to me, as well they should be.


This is a little concerning....

From Yahoo News -- U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China – an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).

Since we are the only country that projects force using our super carriers, clearly this weapon is designed specifically to intimidate the US. The DF-21D is reported to travel at Mach10. Maybe our Aegis defensive measures can intercept that but, maybe not. If nothing else, the possibility of losing a carrier would prevent us from venturing too close to the Chinese mainland. The existence of this weapon opens the door much wider to the possibility of the Chinese retaking of Taiwan, since it would surely make our commanders hesitate before steaming over there to defend them against attack.

The last thing we want is for China to not only own the US monetarily as they do, but to be able to control us militarily by threats as well. Not good.

Your tax dollars at work

Rather than let ISP's decide how to best provide Internet service to rural customers, the federal government is taking money from you to pay for it....

Headline: “Stimulus” Money Subsidizing Rural Broadband At $5,525/Customer

From Sayanythingblog -- The USDA has given over $24 million in grants to two North Dakota telephone companies.

Griggs County Telephone received $22.1 million to provide high speed access to over 4,000 customers. Inter-Community Telephone was given $2.3 million to do the same with the hope of increasing service to 850 consumers. The money is part of the stimulus bill and is partially a grant and part loan.

The price for living in the North Dakota badlands or big-sky country in Montana is that you might have to put up with no media connections. That means little if any TV and no Internet unless you can figure out a way to do it via satellite. Why is it other taxpayers' responsibility to provide Internet service to people who choose to live where there isn't any? By the same token, why is it the responsibility of policy holders nationwide to pay higher premiums so that beach-front home owners in Florida can afford their otherwise unaffordable home policies?

The simple answer is that it is not. If you want Internet service, live where it's available or do without. The government isn't the answer to every whim or imagined need of every person in the country, though free-wheeling democrats want you to expect just that. Then they'll expect you to vote for them in return.

Dumb hippies adore their own waste

That environmentalists are fetishistically obsessed with their own waste is well documented here, and here, as well as other places, but this is their most disgusting idea yet.....

The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country.

They believe the car is a viable alternative to electric vehicles.

Excrement flushed down the lavatories of just 70 homes is enough to power the car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year.

Is there a toilet seat in the back seat so you and your smelly, hippie friends can pinch a loaf directly into the tank and just keep on truckin'? Is anybody besides me wondering about the obvious smell, or may we assume that pot smoke, missed baths, and patchouli will drown it out? I swear, the stupidity of environmentalists knows no bounds.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Obama lies like an area rug

Chairman Zero does what all democrats without any real connection to history do, they make it up.....

When WWII ended, Obama's Kenyan father was 9 years old. I doubt he served. Perhaps he was talking about his surrogate father and mentor Frank Marshall Davis, the avowed communist and radical America hater, but probably not. As Van Helsing over at Moonbattery points out, Obama's uncle served in WWII. During his campaign, the adolescent community agitator claimed that he helped liberate Auschwitz but he could have done that only if he fought with the Soviet Red Army....they liberated Auschwitz, not the Americans.

Phoney democrats love to inject themselves into historical accounts because most of them lack any actual historical relevance or significance....

*In order to appear to have experience with combat, Hillary claimed she was shot at in Bosnia.
*She claimed she was named Hillary after Sir Edmund Hillary who claimed Mt. Everest but he did that when she was already 3. Nobody had ever heard of him before that.
*Bill Clinton claimed that as an adolescent he offered his bus seat to a poor black child when he heard about Rosa Parks but, all schools in Arkansas were segregated at that time....there couldn't have been any black children on his bus.
*Bill Clinton claimed that his concern over black church fires in Arkansas in the 60's formed his political ideas on race and gave him unique perspective on the plight of black voters, yet there is not a single documented case of a black church being burned in Arkansas during Clinton's residence there.

Obama claimed that his father served in WWII because it gives him historical relevance in front of the audience he's speaking to that day. It's shameful and embarrassing. I can't believe anybody takes at face value anything that comes from his, or any democrat's mouth.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Two X-chromosomes = chick

Fox is reporting again on this broad who looks like a dude and is having her third baby. What's so newsworthy about a chick having a baby, FOX? I don't care if she's taking male hormones and had her breasts removed, she remains forever a chick.

How about posting some actual news and stop already with the stupid tabloid garbage? And stop calling her a man. She's not a man. She's a woman who looks like a man and the pronoun for a woman is "her". Good grief!

It's come to this

This week marks the beginning of the near Constitutional crisis regarding the commerce clause in Article I and the principle of federalism described in the 10th Amendment. Law suits have been filed on behalf of many states including Virginia, Michigan, and Florida among others, by their respective attorneys general challenging the Obama administration's unprecedented power grab via the ominous health care bill.

For those of you who were baby sat in government schools while having your self esteem stroked, and therefor have no ability to think critically nor a working knowledge or understanding of the US Constitution, the 10th Amendment reads simply,

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

This is the essential part of the Constitution that limits the federal government from infringing on the states' rights of self governance in all things other than what's in the Constitution specifically. Without this, there is no limit at all to what the federal government can regulate and control. That's what at stake with this health-care monstrosity. If the courts allow the federal government to force, under threat of punishment, the purchase by private citizens of health care policies, then it can force us to do literally anything it fantasizes is in our best interest. And it will have set a dangerous precedent by centralizing power in Washington, having taken it away from the states.

Additionally, it mandates changes in medicare that will increase dramatically the cost to the states, hundreds of millions each, without the states' permission or agreement. The federal government by threat of force, is dictating to the states, commerce policy that is constitutionally reserved for the states to determine independently.

If you don't see the cliffs edge on which we are poised to fall and the danger to the republic if this health-care bill is allowed to stand, then you are either a dumb Obama voter with your hand out, or a hard-core, America-hating socialist who has nothing but contempt for the Constitution. Either way, that makes you a bad American and you should be ashamed.

Glad I'm not a roofer

Today here in B'ham, the heat index will reach 112 degrees. Of all the outside jobs you could have, roofing would be the worst on a day like this.

Hats off to roofers! If you see some guys working outside today and it's this hot where you live, go get them some bottled water or something. They'll appreciate it.