“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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

David Gregory protects his kids, but would leave yours defenseless

Insufferable jackass David Gregory illegally waved around a 30-round magazine on TV in a ridiculously theatrical attack on America's "gun culture" in which he argued against armed guards at schools. 

Funny, his kids go to the same school as Obama's around which, in addition to heavily armed secret service agents, no less than ten armed men constantly patrol. I guess the children of us little people are expendable in the effort to disarm the citizenry, but as an authoritarian elitist, his children must remain protected.

Liberals like Gregory probably think it's an acceptable evil if children of regular people get killed by crazed gunmen, because the horror of that advances the greater-good cause of total disarmament of the citizens, ostensibly by making us more fearful of guns and those who would possess them. But like all liberal cowards, he thinks the rules are for the little people, not his kids. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Christmas miracle

She rolls herself to the bank to cash the disability checks, but when that bottle of Ketel One is on the top shelf, you can count on a Christmas miracle.

John Kerry.....contemptible gigolo for Sec. State

Hanoi John Kerry is as contemptible a person as there is in Washington, which made it a foregone conclusion that Obama would nominate him for Sec. State to replace the almost as contemptible Hillary "Rotten" Clinton. Kerry's disdain for the country that provides him so much is long and distinguished. Here are the low-lights.....

  • He repeatedly faked injuries in Vietnam in order to get his three purple hearts as fast as possible so he could go home. 
  • He took a camera crew to already cleared jungle sectors in Vietnam and filmed himself "stalking the enemy and clearing the jungle" so he would have footage of himself for later political campaigns.
  • He violated the Logan Act by secretly meeting with the North Vietnamese while we were still at war there.
  • He loudly slandered the troops in Vietnam and Iraq as killers and terrorists while they were still fighting there.
  • He outrageously supports the Law of the Sea Treaty which expropriates billions and cedes US sovereignty to hostile foreigners in the UN.
  • During the Bush years, he described the US as an "international pariah".
  • He is a known gigolo who serially seduces rich widows into marrying him and then lives off the money their dead husbands earned. His net worth is $240million though having earned very little of it himself.

That we are considering this jackass for secretary of state is a embarrassing as it is abhorrent. 

H/T to Moonbattery.com. 

Piers Morgan.....cloying moonbat

As if we needed a reminder of why the US wanted independence from the formerly Great Britain, the smug but phony superiority of Piers Morgan is on CNN every night of the week. If he's not stupidly tweeting about the 2nd amendment being about muskets, he's attacking 2nd amendment defenders on his show by calling them stupid. Having had enough of his fevered demand for a total gun-possession ban in the US, not to mention his cloying, tedious accent, a guy in Texas started a petition for deportation against Mr. Morgan.....

British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.

The petition has already received over 36,000 signatures, far above the 25,000 needed for an official response from the administration. But I won't be holding my breath for one. 

What an irritating tool Piers Morgan is! There is little I find more annoying than a smug limey moonbat lecturing US citizens about our Constitution. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The war on poverty as viewed from left and right

This is the simplest illustration of the difference between how liberals view the role of government and how conservatives view the role of government in the lives of the governed.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

USAF UFO sighting guide

For its official response to a citizen UFO sighting, the USAF uses this response guide to train personnel to identify the craft.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Assault rifles and finger guns, both soon to be banned

Good grief.....any semblance of logic and rationality have completely left the national discussion on gun violence.......a 13 year old kid in Pennsylvania will be charged with disorderly conduct and suspended from school after waving to a classmate with the gesture shown in the picture. 

Be careful my friends and keep your hands in your pockets for this may be a federal offense if our tyrannical rulers get their way. 

What in heaven's name country do we live in?

Milk to cost $8/gallon

Lost in the discussion of the fiscal cliff is the non-renewal of the current farm bill that will occur along with the cliff disaster. The US government meddles in the milk industry by setting a minimum price that dairy farmers are given for their milk in order to cover their costs of production and ostensibly to maintain stability in the market.

If the new farm bill does not get passed, by law the government will have to revert to 1949 prices which will make the cost of milk per gallon skyrocket to as much a $8. This is why government should have never meddled in the dairy industry in the first place.

Here's an idea: why not get the government out of the milk industry altogether and let the market determine milk prices? If the price of milk goes up without a farm bill, then other farmers will jump into the dairy industry in order to take advantage of the profit possibilities and that competition will depress the price naturally, all without any government interference.

I can't think of a single industry that our government doesn't see fit to regulate and/or meddle with. And that's why my resentment and contempt of government has never been greater. But as proved by the last election, a majority of Americans care not for free markets and capitalism, rather they just want the government to provide for them what they want.....I despise people like this.

The OREO knows, listen to the OREO

If you are reading this, then I presume that your part of the world did not end as predicted. The powerful and delicious OREO Oracle could have predicted that, had we only listened.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The media delivers Hillary to 2016, untarnished by Benghazi

Now that the farcical commission on Benghazi has exonerated Obama and Hillary from culpability by throwing three state department drones under the HopeyChange bus, the democrats can gleefully escort Hillary safely out of office without testifying at all. John Kerry is already talking like he's the Sec. State and the media has all but forgotten about Benghazi.

The treacherous democrats are setting Hillary up for a presidential run in 2016 and faking a fainting spell and concussion will buy her enough time to get out of office, unscathed by the Benghazi cover-up.

If Benghazi had happened under Bush/Rice, the media would be howling for impeachment hearings and demanding resignations all around, but they rally around Obama/Clinton because they want to protect Hillary so they can install her into the presidency as they installed Obama.

Words cannot express how I despise the mainstream media for all their derelictions regarding Obama and his administrations incompetence, criminality, and utter disregard for the Constitution.  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If your kid is crazy and might be a psychopath, lock him up

One possible tipping point for Adam Lanza's going crazy was that his mom may have told him that she was going to have him institutionalized. Crazy people don't like to be institutionalized. This is why you have to sneak up on them.

She should have signed him over without his knowing about it and then had a few guys in white coats sneak up on him and shove him into a straight jacket before taking him to the rubber room at the laughing factory.

I'm sure insane asylums are every bit as miserable as they are portrayed to be in horror movies, maybe worse, but who cares? As a libertarian, I believe it should be difficult to commit somebody for being crazy, but there is a way of doing it, and it is my position that parents of crazy kids who might be psychopaths should be encouraged to throw their kid away and make a new one, preferably one that's not crazy.

GM gets sweetheart deal on stock buy-back scheme

In the same week that TIME appallingly named Obama Man-O'-the-Year, it looks like he and the GM unions are screwing the American people yet again......

From the WeeklyStandard -- "The Detroit automaker said it will purchase 200 million shares of GM stock held by Treasury for $5.5 billion — or $27.50 per share — nearly $2 above the stock's closing price on Tuesday," the Detriot News reports. 

However, the break even price — the price that GM would need to pay for each share in order to pay back the money the government put in to the company —is $53 a share. That means, GM is saving more than $5 billion by buying back its stock now.

Why does GM get to decide at what price they purchase stock shares? I don't get to do that. GM continues to make shitty cars just like before their illegal bailout and Obama continues to give the unions special deals to reward them for re-electing him and the American taxpayers(and by taxpayers I mean those of us with jobs) get shafted to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.

I have absolutely lost what little confidence I ever had in my government at this point. The utter corruption and graft are rampant to the point that we are little more than a banana republic with our leaders stuffing our money into their supporters' pockets as well as their own. I would bail on America tomorrow....if I could afford it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Eliot Spitzer criticizes his own party

Client #9 had an interesting comment regarding the future of the GOP and the 2016 election.....

"Can I give the Republican party some advice? Think 2020. Give up on 2016 -- it's Hillary's. Think about what the nation will look like after eight years of Obama, [and] four years of Hillary. That's when you get your comeback."

Probably without even knowing it, Spitzer predicted the pitiful state of affairs in which the US will be mired after 12 years of radically leftists democrats in control. The saddest part of his statement is that he might be correct. Who among republicans is going to beat Hillary if she runs? Especially when she'll have the joyous media behind her every step of the way. Every woman will be guilted into voting for her just because she'll be the first women President, just the way every black was guilted into voting for Obama for no reason other than he was the first black President. Even a politician as skilled and likable as Marco Rubio will have a hard time defeating that kind of machine.

If the country is in very bad shape, Hillary won't be able to run on "more of the same". She'll have to harshly criticize Obama in order to distance herself from him, in order to beat Rubio. If the country somehow miraculously recovers, then it might be smooth sailing for her with the media solidly behind her.

Empty, meaningless gestures

In the wake of the Connecticut massacre there are many examples of political correctness, particularly where guns are concerned. Here are just a few of the more inexplicable, ridiculous ones.....
  • Dick's Sporting Goods is suspending all rifle sales from all its stores indefinitely and removing ALL guns from its stores that are anywhere near Connecticut
  • The Discovery Channel is cancelling its series American Guns
  • Harvey Weinstein cancelled the Hollywood premier of Django, presumably because there's some shooting in it. 
  • The trailer for the new Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher was edited and the gun scene removed.
Does this sort of empty gesture make anybody feel better about what happened in Connecticut? Does seeing a gun scene in a movie somehow upset people around the country? Does the presence of rifles at a sporting-goods store trigger PTSD among people in California because of the Connecticut shooting? It's idiotic! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Newton, Conn. memorial service too "religiously correct" for me

So I tried to watch that awful memorial service yesterday at the Newtown HS at which it seemed, a representative of every denomination in town was given the opportunity to give what was to me generalized platitudes in dry, pre-written clergy-speak. Bizarrely, the only one who actually seemed to speak from his heart was the local Muslim Imam who wept as he quoted the Koran.

Was anybody comforted or moved by this nonsensical display of religious correctness, clearly staged for media consumption because of Obama's presence? I know these guys were trying to appear somber and serious, but it came off to me as rote and unfeeling.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tragedy in Connecticut has predictable results

The school massacre in Connecticut today resulted in predictable commentary from the villainous media and opportunistic, craven democrats, both of whom are deviously wringing their hands about taking the horror of this situation to bleat about the need for strict gun control in the US.

The private ownership of guns is partially about adults protecting children with them. As I've advocated every time a school shooting takes place and totally unarmed people get killed, there should be an armed guard and several teachers, depending on the size of the student body, who are armed and trained to defend the students from threats.

Disarming the population makes this sort of thing easier and the body count much higher. 9 adults and 18 children....what the hell? I cannot even imagine the profound sorrow of these parents and how they would love for somebody to have stopped this guy.

Human Barbies - Valeria Lukyanova and Olga Oleynik, Barbies or Anime'

Meet Valeria Lukyanova, left, and Olga Oleynik from Odessa, Ukraine. Both have surgically altered their entire bodies to resemble what they think Barbie looks like. I think they look more like humanoid versions of Japanese anime' characters.

Supposedly they are headed for America to give talks on spirituality. This is how they plan to become rich. Heh heh, I'll bet when they aren't on their short-lived speaking tour, they will be found at Comic Con and similar conventions where nerds go to gawk at hot girls dressed up as their favorite comic book characters. No doubt their commitment to their anime' appearances will fetch high appearance fees at such conventions. They'll attempt to write a book, do the talk-show circuit, plenty of photo shoots....each one with a little less clothing on until they do Playboy at some point, after which they'll be forgotten. Sorry, but that's how America treats celebrities with little talent beyond looks.

Spirituality.....heh heh, please!

US troops return to Iraq

Our entire military adventure in Iraq was an exercise in futility. A country that primitive cannot be destroyed and then rebuilt as a modern republic. They don't understand democratic politics and the rule of law. It can only be held for a time by US troops overseeing things. Once we leave, Iraq will return to the primitive tribal culture, or a dictatorship culture, as before.....it's all they know how to do. The same thing can be said of Afghanistan.

So just because the Syrian war is getting out of hand, Obama authorized 20,000 US troops to be deployed back into Iraq near the Syrian border and like 300 troops into Turkey near its border with Syria. You're telling me we aren't about to get involved in Syria's civil war where our American troops will be getting killed for no apparent reason, just as they've been getting killed for no apparent reason for the past 10 years in Iraq and Afghanistan?

If we don't get involved in the shooting, then we will certainly get involved in the nation building and refugee care that inevitably follows these sorts of conflicts. How much taxpayer money will be devoted to propping up a "democratic" president in Syria after Assad's departure or death? Just what America needs, a puppet regime in Syria.....good grief!

Birth control should be available OTC

La. governor Bobby Jindal speaking to a bunch of gynecologists and obstetricians, suggested that birth control should be made available over-the-counter. And I have to say I agree with him. I would guess that would go further than almost any measure society could take toward decreasing unwanted pregnancies in teens and single women.

Social conservatives will argue that it is equal to society giving tacit approval to pre-marital sex. Teens are already having pre-marital sex, you idiots! The question is what responsibility as a civilized society do we have to mitigate the hardships that come with unwanted pregnancies? We certainly don't hold the men as accountable as we should, why not allow the women who choose to, to take control of their own reproductive lives by making it easy to not get pregnant? Making birth control available to women on an OTC basis wouldn't compel women to have more sex any more than the availability of BigMac's compels people to get fat.

I don't know what the public cost of supporting, either fully or partially, a dependent child from an unwanted pregnancy through age 18, but I'm guessing it's considerably less than the cost of the birth control that might have prevented that pregnancy in the first place.

EPA claims regulatory authority over rain

Obama's all-powerful EPA continues to trample on private property rights at every opportunity. That's certainly the case in Fairfax County, Virginia where the thuggish EPA has told the county that during rain, run-off into Accotink Creek must be reduced by 50%.

You see, the unaccountable EPA has broadened the definition of "pollution" to include "too much water", therefor it has regulatory authority and can tell private land owners what they must do with rain that falls onto their property, it it swells the depth of a nearby stream more than the EPA thinks it should.

Virginia estimates the cost to be as much as $500 million, plus the likely seizure by imminent domain of homes near the creek in order to plant grass to absorb the rain as well as the construction of holding ponds.

The current EPA might the most pernicious, over-bearing, destructive entity in government. I hope an eventual republican President will have the wisdom and guts to shutter the EPA permanently. There is no phenomenon, human or natural, over which it does not claim regulatory jurisdiction.

Life giving rain.....now regulated as a pollutant by Obama's EPA.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Union toady gets schooled by Steven Crowder

After a union thug attacked Steven Crowder in Michigan earlier this week, union supporters all over have been defending his actions. Here's one of them on Hannity trying to make the case that Crowder got what he deserved......

When the way of life of criminals is threatened, what else can they do but commit crimes against those who threaten them? After the fall of Michigan, when the nation sees how employment rises and jobs return, many other union states may find themselves embroiled in similar fights for right-to-work passage.

Remember, it isn't about the workers. It's about the union heads forcibly taking money from workers' paychecks to not only make themselves wealthy, but to send it to corrupted democrat politicians like Obama who then reward the unions with stimulus cash, a lot of which gets returned to the politician in the form of campaign donations.

The whole relationship between unions and democrats is a vile, corrupt money-laundering scheme by which the union bosses and politicians get rich by stealing money from workers and taxpayers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

NASA gets punked by British cheese company

A British company contacted NASA about their plans to project this image onto the moon's surface as an advertisement for their cheese. They asked a nerd, probably wearing a tie with short sleeves, about the physics of doing this.

NASA, being a government bureaucracy and therefor devoid of humor and thinking it was real, fired off many terse e-mails to the company warning of interference with the International Space Station.

Heh heh, what a bunch of idiots!

The North Koreans demonstrate rare competence

Apparently the North Koreans have successfully place a satellite into orbit via a complicated three-stage rocket platform. Of course the South Koreans, Japan, and the US condemned the launch and made all kinds of threats, heh heh, but what can any country do to the Norks that will worsen their lives? Nothing.

Clearly the satellite is intended for military uses, that is if the "satellite" does anything at all. It might just be an object that does nothing. I mean for what purpose do they need a, non-military as they claim, satellite if nobody in the country owns a cell phone, GPS, or television?

As usual the Norks are posturing militarily so the world will give them food and fuel as a bribe for behaving. And the US is just stupid enough to believe them....every President I can remember has been. We'll give them food, medicine, and gas and they'll behave until the next President is elected, then they'll test him too. It's just how North Korea does business.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cosmic perspective

If Jupiter was as close to Earth as the moon is, this is what we would see every day.....

Monday, December 10, 2012

My selflessness sometimes surprises me

Public Service Announcement: 

If you are considering throwing yourself off a cliff on Dec 20th to avoid the fire and brimstone, wailing, gnashing of teeth, and the abject horror of the end of the Earth as predicted by the Mayans, feel free to leave your worldly belongings, especially cash, to me.....for safe keeping....you know, just in case the Mayans were mistaken. 

Good luck and have a nice day! :-)

Rapper Psy both charms and exposes Obama

These are part of the lyrics Psy used in his 2004 song about hating Yankees(Americans)...

“Kill those f—ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives.”
“Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers.”.
Obama has established a pattern of embracing our enemies and it is as contemptible as it is disgusting. 

Unions angry over lost hegemony in Michigan

Police in Michigan are again expecting protests from angry union drones who oppose the right-to-work bills currently making their way through the legislature. Michigan governor Snyder promises to sign the bills when they arrive at his desk.

Michigan has been hard hit by the down economy and clearly Snyder wants to remove any impediments to business and industry locating to his state, and not much scares off industry like union thuggery afoot, just ask the Hostess company.

Economic illiterates like union goons think they are entitled to the jobs they hold. Note to unions: jobs belong to the employer not the workers he pays to fill them and collective bargaining is a bastardization of the open labor market. You force consumers to pay a lot more for everything in order to support your outrageous salaries and benefits packages you extorted from the companies you work for.

Moreover, compelling any worker to pay union dues so a fat-cat union boss can live like a king while screwing the company is wrong and should be illegal. Michigan is trying to fix that. Good for them.

Jamie Foxx is a racist tool, hates white people

Since the appalling installation by the pernicious media of Barack Obama into the white house, the racial rhetoric has escalated dramatically. And not by whites, but by black celebrities who apparently feel entitled and empowered by Obama's Presidency to voice their own deeply-held resentment toward white people. Here's noted white-people hater Jamie Foxx hosting SNL this weekend......

“I got a new movie coming out, Django, check it out … Django Unchained, I play a slave. How black is that? In the movie, I have to wear chains. How whack is that? But don’t be worried about it, because I get out [of] the chains, I save my wife, and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? And how black is that?”

Blacks like Foxx can insult and call for the deaths of white people all day and idiotic, self-loathing white liberals will still cheer stupidly at their jokes. There is very little more loathsome or contemptible as someone who will cheer and applaud when they are insulted, especially when they just paid that person to insult them. 

I've seen the trailer for Django and it actually looks like a pretty good movie, but I won't be wasting a minute of time or a dollar of money to watch it. 

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Will Assad use Sarin gas on his own people?

It is being reported that the Syrian military is arming it's air-to-ground missiles with deadly Sarin gas canisters. If used, thousands of Syrian civilians could be killed in a very short time.....we're talking minutes after exposure.

Obama threatened Syrian President Assad that gas attacks on civilians would not be tolerated, but what's he going to do? Once they're deployed, it's over. You have to stop a gas attack before the attack. What's the point afterward?

For the record, I oppose any, ANY interference in the Syrian situation. It's not our responsibility.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Why are women obsessed with decorative pillows?

My wife, as do all women I guess, has a thing for decorative but otherwise useless pillows on everything, which is why I found this cartoon humorous.....

And the decorative pillows have decorative beads, sequins, and other assorted decorations that if you dare touch the pillow, they fall off onto the floor and you get yelled at. on every couch and chair in our house sits at least one decorative pillow. Our bed has no less than 6. Literally the entire top third of our bed is covered with decorative pillows. It's not that I don't like how they look on everything I guess, it's just that having to be careful of pillows doesn't make sense.

And they have a very specific, rigid arrangement that is not to be tampered with or altered in any way. If she ever notices an out of place pillow, there's a long-suffering eye-roll directed toward me followed by an immediate remedy to the situation.

In my own defense, it's not easy memorizing the exact positions and orientation of like 25 decorative pillows around the house that I'm not allowed to lounge upon.

Detroit, the next sinkhole for your money

The corrupt, incompetent democrats who have run Detroit into the ground weren't satisfied with Obama's outrageous bailout of that state's auto-workers' unions as payback for political support, now the city of Detroit itself expects him to fork over truck loads of our cash as repayment for their contribution to his appalling re-election.....
City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city.
“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. …
As Obama reminded our sworn Russian enemy Medvedev, when he thought the microphones were turned off, "I can be more flexible after the election."  
Obama doesn't have to worry about re-election so he can reward his friends with taxpayer give-aways to his heart's content. Get ready job holders, to watch billions of your hard-earned tax money to swirl the toilet that is Detroit, followed by a bailout of the entire state of California. Is anybody naive enough to think that it's simply a coincidence that both Detroit and California have been managed by collectivist liberals all these years?

Liberal tool Piers Morgan gets his jock handed to him by a girl

Successful, conservative business adviser Carol Roth utterly schools hapless, liberal tool Piers Morgan on the intent of the 2nd amendment....

This might be the best Twitter exchange I've read to date. Piers had better get some ointment for that beat down....it's going to leave a mark....heh heh.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Dolphin bites brat as SeaWorld....lawyers lick chops

What do people expect when you cage up wild carnivores then let children feed them meat?


Did you hear the stupid, litigious parents? Dad -"I just want to film it to see what your hand looks like." Mom -"It's important, just let him do it."

No doubt there are dozens of skeezy attorneys contacting the family and trying convince them to sue the crap out of SeaWorld. In America, any, ANY perceived harm, no matter how minor, is a good reason to sue who ever is around that has a lot of money, regardless of actual liability. Based on the conversation of the parents, this family and their lawyer are going to try to cash in on their daughter's bite.

There was no physical damage so the lawyers will sue for emotional distress, post-traumatic anxiety, and other utterly made up maladies that lawyers use to score huge paydays for themselves when they get a crying child in front of a stupid jury.

It would have been more satisfying and amusing for me if he had dragged her in and actually started to eat her. Play with wild animals, and my might get eaten.  

The barbarism of Islam infests Yemen

Al-Qaeda has taken over the Abyan governorate in south Yemen and imposed strict sharia law there. In a few short weeks the people have witnessed in the public square, beheadings, amputations, and at least one crucifixion and all have taken place without trials and barely even accusations, just a mob of savages.

"But Ed, most Muslims are moderate and peaceful. You can't paint all of Islam with the broad brush of radicalism."

Sure I can, because it is the radicals who're the prominent face of modern Islam. The radicals around the world define Islam as radical. It's not the "moderates" you imagine who define their religion. The radicals are the de facto spokesmen of that dark, primitive religion. Where are the moderates to condemn this? They say nothing because they are either cowards or they secretly approve of this radicalism. It's one or the other. Nothing else explains their deafening silence.

Obama's humiliation is sign of the times

Obama to Asian Pacific-Rim countries: "Hey fellas, how's about we form an economic cooperative and exclude China?"
Asian Pacific-Rim countries to Obama: "Screw you, Obama. Not only are we including China in our economic cooperative, but we're excluding the moribund US. Your economy is too weak. You don't belong in the club any more."
Obama: "OUCH!!!"

Last month President Obama went with his hat in his hand to the APEC(Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperative) and tried to do a deal with those countries, but a deal excluding China. At last week's meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the 15-member nations voted to form an economic alliance among themselves that excluded the US.

Even Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea abandoned Obama. They see that the US is not on sound economic footing. Our debt is too large, our spending is too great, our taxes are too high, and our hyper-regulatory bureaucracy has stifled industry and business to the point that companies can't flee the US fast enough, yet Obama continues his single-minded assault on the free market and economic capitalism with regulations and taxation.

With that vote, the new age of the post-American world was ushered in, much to Obama's delight I'm sure.

Like hogs at the feeding trough

Want to know why most Americans think of the government first whenever they experience the slightest sensation of need?

From (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is asking the federal government to reimburse the state for 100 percent of emergency costs for at least 90 days after Superstorm Sandy swept ashore on October 29.

Christie is asking the American people for a 100% bailout for the $40Billion in damage his state suffered in hurricane Sandy. Normally FEMA pays for the damage at a 75% rate and the state covers the rest, but Christie wants the Jersey Shore open for business by Spring and I guess $30,000,000,000 isn't enough to do it that fast, he wants US taxpayers to fork over the whole $40,000,000,000.

Politicians cannot resist scooping up as much free cash as they can when it's made available to them, regardless of whether it's the right thing to do. 75% isn't enough, I want 100%......politicians are all alike.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Egypt's new boss, worse than the old boss

Once again, by supporting the naively named Arab Spring, Obama chooses the wrong side of history......

From DailyMail -- Egypt's ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo's Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. 

They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.

The media portrays Morsi as no worse a dictator than Mubarak, but Morsi is a Muslim thug who hates America and Israel and his presidency will cause instability across the middle east as he consolidates power in his office. Because of the influence of the brutal Muslim Brotherhood, it's no longer safe for American, or even female, tourists to visit Egypt. At least Mubarak was an American ally who responded positively to the $3Billion in bribe money we gave him every year. We had students and scholars living and studying in Egypt, tourism was a huge part of the economy because it was safe, he lived peacefully beside Israel, and most importantly, he brought stability to the region. None of that can be said about Morsi in all likelihood.

Who would have expected anything less from Obama than to have sided with the dictator who hates America rather than the one who is our friend?

This picture of Obama and Hillary celebrating the symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood is obviously photo shopped, but it could very well be real based on their actions and loyalties.

Let them eat fruit cake

As Americans struggle to enjoy Christmas this year and look ahead to 2013 with anxiety and dread because of the higher taxes, health care problems, and possible unemployment, our entitled betters in the white house splurge with taxpayers' money on 54 huge Christmas trees. Never mind that they won't even be at the white house on Christmas, rather taking a 20 day, $4million, Hawaiian vacation.

But as long as Michelle gets to enjoy the trappings of power and luxury in ways too extravagant to have been imagined before her, it's fine if the little people, from whom taxes were coercively seized to pay for it all, must sacrifice.

Jim Sinegal is a hypocritical douche

At the democrat convention, Costco CEO Jim Sinegal took his puckered lips off Obama's ass just long enough to lecture the American people about how Obama's economic policies would be great for the economy, including his tax policies. But did he mean it?

For now, the dividend tax rate is 15%, but on 1Jan13 the rate goes to 43%. You'd think a fan of Obama's tax policies would gladly pay the extra taxes that he encouraged the rest of us to pay without regret.

But you'd be wrong. Sinegal and his executive officers voted to give themselves a one-time dividend bonus of $7/share. He and his wife own 2,000,000 shares of Costco stock. From the little I remember about new math, that comes out to about $3,900,000 less in taxes he'll pay by awarding themselves dividends this year instead of in January of next year. He's effectively cheating Obama out of that money.

Where's the media to vilify him for cheating the American people? Well, their lips are firmly planted on Obama's ass too, so they probably didn't notice. Besides, he's an Obama tool, so they won't report anything negative about him.

Bob Costas' bizarre anti-gun rant

In the wake of the horrifying murder/suicide by KC Chiefs player Jovan Belcher of his girlfriend and himself, lefty tool Bob Costas decided to dedicate 90 full seconds of half-time to promote gun control by blaming Americans' access to guns for the tragedy....


I wonder if Bob Costas or Jason Whitlock ever considered the role that the violent culture of rap music, gangs, and general thuggery played in this. Probably not. As with all liberals, it's the gun that committed the crime, the person who pulled the trigger is a blameless victim. I've never been a fan of Costas, he reminds me too much of Ryan Seacrest. And his preachy messages during sporting events only encourages me to avoid broadcasts in which he plays a roll.

Obama injects self into history

On the 57th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat to a white guy in Montgomery, President Obama offered a unifying message to all races, encouraging harmony and racial acceptance.

Just kidding, the narcissist-in-chief tweeted this picture of himself. Obama's laser-like focus never strays far from the mirror.

Friday, November 30, 2012

UN rewards Palestinians' terror tactics

Earlier this week the dreadful collection of despotic thugs and criminals known collectively as the United Nations rewarded the tantrum-prone Palestinian terrorists with official recognition, the first big step toward statehood. The Palestinians have never acted collectively, except when slaughtering Israeli civilians, even when Arafat was in control. There have always been factions and as such, any constructed "Palestinian Government", attempting to represent the interests of the whole, would be unable to negotiate or deal in any responsible way with other nations. This is one big reason why they are in no position to be a nation-state.

What kind of malignant organization rewards nomadic, but well-armed cowards with official recognition for killing the women and children of their neighbor, even as they continue to do it? Israel leaves the Palestinian people alone until Iran arms them and encourages them to attack Israel civilian centers for the umpteenth time. Even Obama recognizes that Israel has the right to put a stop to the rocket attacks.

No matter what we do or how much money we give, the craven criminals at the UN will always hate the US and Israel....no matter what. Yet we continue to happily fund their corruption and hatred of us.

Your 401(k)'s are now on the revenue table

If you are one of 60million Americans who contribute through your employer to a 401(k) type retirement account, then you have a lot to worry about. Grasping politicians in Washington are eyeing your account as a source of revenue for them to spend on vote-buying schemes.

Obama has already proposed lowering the amount you can contribute tax-free, but other insatiable politicians are looking for ways of nationalizing all that money into one huge social security-type account in exchange for the promise of a small check from them when you retire. Gone are the days where hard work, discipline, education, sacrifice, and self-reliance led to relative comfort in retirement, as well as the preposterous idea that you own what you've earned and nobody can take it from you. In their place are only immediate gratification, carelessness, and self-indulgence knowing that the government will provide for your every need in your old age.....at some other person's expense.

I'm thinking of taking all retirement money out of my accounts and keeping it in an off-shore account or maybe a shoe box under my bed....somewhere that the government cannot get to it.

While America sinks, Obama spends $4M of our money in Hawaii

If I could take a 20-day vacation somewhere, I'd like to go to Hawaii. And especially if the whole thing was better than 5-star quality and other people were paying for it all.

Well, as the nation struggles with unemployment, inflation, punitive taxation, looming budget cuts, and economic disaster right around the corner, our President and his entitled, big-spending wife will enjoy a 20-day Hawaiian vacation, entirely at taxpayer expense. While most Americans struggle to decide whether to buy their kids toys for Christmas or re-stock the pantry, the Obama's will live like kings for three weeks by extorting $4,000,000 from taxpayers to pay for it.

So the rest of us can enjoy their tropical odyssey vicariously as we dial our thermostats down a little more to save money, the entire white house press corps are being generously housed at a nearby $290/night hotel. But hey, Obama won the election and as the king of America, he and his fabulous fam deserve to live it up at our expense, right?

The usurpation of private property rights

The arbitrary intrusion of self-important government bureaucrats into the private lives of citizens and their property rights is approaching the abhorrent in this country. When government can pass laws that severely restrict what you do on your own property, just to assert their right to do so, then do we really have private property rights?

Fortunately, American property owners are creative and can figure out ways around the petty tyrants in most  local government offices.

Burger flippers demand more pay than they're worth

This is what the entitlement mentality has come to. People who're either too stupid or too lazy to get better jobs than at a fast-food joint, demand to be paid twice the minimum wage.....

From MyFoxNY -- A large group gathered outside a McDonald's on Madison and 40th St. in Manhattan demanding higher wages and the approval of a workers union. 

"They're giving us $7.25 an hour, so many of my co-workers are living on food stamps. You can't live on that in this city," a protester told Good Day NY. 

The workers who say they don't make enough to put food on the table for their families would like an increase in their hourly pay to $15.

First, the whole notion of a minimum-wage law dictated by the nanny-state is harmful to the free market where labor should be purchased at what ever price the market will bear.
Second, why is anybody attempting to support entire families on minimum wage? If you cannot afford the kids, don't have them.
Third, minimum-wage jobs exist as entry level positions for teenagers, not bread winners of entire families.

The unions would love to organize fast-food workers and coerce absurd wages from them, but there would be far fewer jobs and nobody could afford to eat fast food anymore.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Angus T. Jones ends career in 3....2....1.....

Angus T. Jones, Jake on Two and a Half Men, apparently has joined a spin-off church, loosely associated with the Seventh Day Adventists and had this to say about the golden goose that pays him $350,000 per episode....


I wonder how much money this "church" had him "donate" in order to be a member. I hope his family saved his money for him, he's gonna need it. But they've probably spent it all and like most Hollywood parents, think the money will keep flowing indefinitely as they live off their kids.

Just to be clear, I respect his right to voice his views regarding the sordid, depraved nature of that show, but if he wants to take a religious-based moral stand against it, he should put his money where his mouth is and quit before lecturing the rest of us not to watch.

"Pulling out" doesn't mean pulling out....militarily speaking

Military decision makers at the Pentagon are suggesting that when we finally pull our 67,000 combat troops out of Afghanistan in 2014, that we leave 10,000 to "continue counter-terrorism operations".

How does leaving 10,000 Americans in Afghanistan to run around being targets, count as "pulling out"? If we're leaving Afghanistan to its own devices, then leave....completely.

We currently have around 325,000 troops uselessly stationed in permanent bases in 135 countries around the world....most of them unwelcome I would imagine. Other than a jobs program for the Pentagon, what's the point?

Monday, November 26, 2012

DHS....every bit as incompetent as expected

After 9/11 the Department of Homeland Security was established and part of its mission is to take the lead along with FEMA during national disasters such as after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. To address the inter-agency communication issues that were evident during Katrina, DHS spent $430million on special radios with a special secure channel for disaster-related communications.

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, apparently the radios weren't used so the Inspector General's office did an audit and of the 479 agency employees in possession of a radio, only 1 knew how to access the secure channel and only 25% even knew how to use the radio at all.

What a colossal waste of taxpayer money! The miserably incompetent Janet Napolitano should resign for a myriad of reasons but you can add this one to the list. As any bureaucracy gets bigger and more powerful, you expect the level of waste to increase somewhat, but this sort of thing is criminal in my mind.

'Ashura.....inviting ridicule of Islam since 680 A.D.

No this is not a screen cap. from Assassin's Creed 3. These are actual nutty Muslims celebrating 'Ashura. 

In the year 680 A.D., an event happened that was a turning point for what was to become the Shi'a Muslim community. Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was brutally murdered during a battle against the ruling Caliph -- on the 10th day of Muharram ('Ashura).

The actual day of remembrance was yesterday on the 25th, but given that it's part of the practice of the barbaric cult of Islam, I deemed it to be mock-worthy any day of the year. How self-flagellation counts as a reverent observance of anything is any body's guess, but then the Muslim culture isn't known for having evolved beyond savagery and idiocy. 

*Hat Tip to Pat over at Belchspeak for the story and picture. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Indians should be embarrassed by casinos, not Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret hosts an annual fashion show in which lithe beauties show off the latest in lingerie, tastefully accessorized by various costumes such as this Native American head-dress.

Well, apparently at least one self-styled representative of Indian sensibilities felt it was insulting and said that it was equivalent to "spitting on Native American heritage" for them to use such a head-dress.

First, VS wasn't using it in a mocking or offensive way. If anything it was reverent and complimentary.

And second, what's more insulting to Indians, a beautiful woman accessorizing her outfit with an Indian head-dress or that the entire world now associated Native Americans with gambling, alcoholism, and indebtedness because of casinos? Does senior citizens on oxygen tanks and limited incomes pissing away their life savings at smokey, unvacuumed casinos paint a flattering image of proud, Native American culture?

How about getting people drunk on cheap, watered down drinks so they'll make poor decisions with their money in their establishments? Given the storied history of Indians and pathological alcoholism, one would think they'd be a tad sensitive about using booze to take advantage of people.

But this is how historically oppressed groups think. We are victims so anything we do, no matter how hypocritical or ridiculous, is not questionable by anybody.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Republicans are already jockeying for donor money for 2016

I know you're tired of presidential politics and worrying about how much money the government will take away from you to pay for Obama's treasonous deficit spending is a full-time job, but the republican party is at a major crossroads. They need to decide the direction of the party and what it stands for going forward or they may never win another national election. Here are the early players, both obvious and less obvious:

The obvious big three are Marco Rubio(Florida Senator), Bobby Jindal (Gov. Louisiana), and Paul Ryan (congressman from Wisconsin).

Those are the obvious players and all three are already getting organized and lining up donor support, but there are other less obvious possible candidates:

Rand Paul(R-Texas) will stake out the libertarian end of the GOP and probably inherit his father's loyalists.

Chris Christie(Gov.-N.J.) could make the argument that he can work with democrats.

Rick Perry(Gov.-Texas) and Jeb Bush(Former Gov. R-Florida) are names that always come up.
Add these long-shots to the list.....Michelle Bachmann(R-Minnesota), Mike Pence(Gov.-Indiana), Scott Walker(Gov.-Wis), Condi Rice, Kelly Ayotte(Sen.-NH), Susan Martinez(Gov.-N.M.), Brian Sandoval(Gov.-Nevada), and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

That's quite a crop of presidential hopefuls. But I think Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal have the best shot at seizing control of the party and I'd even give the edge to Rubio because he's Hispanic. Literally any one on the list would make an excellent VP nominee and perhaps that's why there are so many running. As crappy a job as the VP gig is, it's a quick and easy stepping stone to the Presidency later on.

TRR behavior poll

I'm starting a series of behavior polls to assess the relative abnormalcy of my readers.....

What is the lowest denomination of coin you will bother to pick up off the sidewalk?
I never pick up money
I pick up any money regardless of denomination
I'm too fat to bend over that far so, none of the above
Free polls from Pollhost.com

You're fired!

Heh heh, dumb ass union drones who used to work as bakers for Hostess are without jobs this morning after their overpaid union reps failed to negotiate a labor agreement in mediation.

Gregory Rayburn will go to bankruptcy court today to begin the asset liquidation process and 18,500 employees have to explain to their families over Thanksgiving dinner why taking an 8% pay cut was worse than unemployment. Good luck getting the wife to buy your lame, union-based explanation as you shop for Christmas toys for your kids with money you don't have.

Labor unions....nothing but bad.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Big Brother is watching your internet habits

Loathsome senate democrat Patrick Leahy had a bill that would theoretically preserve the privacy of individuals from warrantless government snooping into their otherwise legal online affairs. Then, under the pressure from state AG's and law enforcement(though I suspect is was more pressure from the feds) he quickly and quietly rewrote the bill to ALLOW warrantless computer snooping by pretty much anybody in government who wants to peek at what you're doing?

From Broadbandreports -- Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

This takes the travesty that is the Patriot Act a step further in terms of privacy and warrantless intrusion by the authorities. What the hell is happening in this country when soulless democrats promote gross violations of the sovereignty of individuals without due process and republicans shrug because they supported Bush when he stepped in this direction after 9/11?

When I look at this Thanksgiving picture, I don't know whether to be A) hungry B) aroused C) disturbed that I'm aroused D) just disturbed or E) all of the above to varying degrees.

I'd like to apologize if this picture offends any sensitive visitors to this blog........actually if you're offended, you're a moron and you should go flush your head in the toilet. It's funny, get over it!

Obama spreads our wealth to Asia

President Obama announced today that he's going to fork over as much as $6Billion in taxpayer money to various third-world Asian countries who hate our guts, so ostensibly they can turn around and spend it back in America on useless green-energy technology like windmills and solar panels.

Why can't Asian countries pay for their own stupid windmills and solar panels if that's what they want? I would think poor Asian countries have bigger problems to worry about like hunger, housing, basic utilities, clean water, etc. Only decadent wealthy countries like the US, Great Britain, France, and Canada have the luxury of wasting taxpayer money on idiotic energy schemes that do nothing but enrich the criminal executives who run the companies.

The whole green energy nonsense is not even a thin veil for what's going on. Here's how the green-energy fleece of taxpayers works: swindlers and shysters start "green energy" companies based on Obama's campaign promises to subsidise them with billions in taxpayer(or free) money. When they receive the money, huge chunks of it get immediately returned to Obama's re-election campaign fund as "political donations". The executives squirrel the rest away in off-shore accounts as golden parachutes for when the company finally goes bankrupt as they knew all along it would. Essentially the green-energy scam is how Obama launders money taken from taxpayers at the point of a gun and it ends up in his personal campaign war chest.