“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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Al Gore tries to recapture relevance......and fails!

Al Gore took just enough time off from molesting hotel masseuses to direly warn the US about global warming once again, using hurricane Sandy as "proof" of the imaginary menace. Quoth the Goreacle:

"Hurricane Sandy is a “disturbing sign of things to come” if the world doesn’t quit “dirty energy.”

Man-made climate-change shysters like Al Gore will blame literally any weather phenomenon on global warming. It's how they get stupid liberals and environmentalists to give them money. The Occupy idiots, endorsed by Gore only a year ago, are publicly wishing for more hurricanes tweeting, "No Subways, No Electricity, No Chains". 

Clearly the OWS idiots didn't quite think that one through. Without electricity, how would they tweet their disapproval of electricity? 

Halloween in Obama-nation

H/T to Moonbattery.

The broken-window fallacy of economics

On Fox News this morning, they were talking about the economic stimulation from recovery efforts that would offset some of the costs of destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. This is short-term thinking and you would think Steve Doocy would be familiar with the broken-window fallacy of economics?

If a shopkeepers window gets broken by a thrown rock, one could view that as a good thing because the glazier gets business from the shopkeeper to repair the window. "After all" as the thinking goes, "how do glaziers stay in business without broken windows"?

What these people do not take into account is the costs-of-lost-opportunity to the shopkeeper. Instead of spending that money to repair the window, he may have invested in new signage for his shop, additional advertising, or a larger order of goods to sell. By Doocy's logic, someone should break all the shopkeeper's windows . If one broken window is good, all broken windows must be better, right?

Sure, money spent with the glazier stimulates the economy the same way as if it were spent by the shopkeeper, but in the aggregate the world is still minus one window. Only production creates prosperity, destruction never creates over all prosperity.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday morning music with Ed

This is Best Coast. I've posted music by them before. They are a low-fidelity, indie surf band anchored by Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno and this is their new single Only Place, about enjoying life in southern California.......

Monday, October 29, 2012

The despicable treachery of Obama

Here's the latest rumor coming from the Benghazi fiasco....the mainstream media will not share this with you....

From Tigerdroppings -- The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. 

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.

And sure enough, Gen Rodriguez has been nominated by Obama to succeed Gen. Ham as head of Africom(African Command). Leave it to Obama to punish the only man with balls enough to run toward the violence rather than from it.

If this story turns out to have happened as it's being reported, then Obama's cowardice and treachery has sunk to new depths. For purely political appearances, the administration, on behalf of the re-election campaign, knowingly and willfully allowed a US ambassador and at least one other American to die on foreign soil because a terrorist insurgency, where there is supposed to be a peaceful Arab spring, didn't fit the campaign narrative.

That this atrocity is entirely believable is clue enough of what a misbegotten farce the Obama presidency is and if you vote for him, you are a treasonous reprobate undeserving to be urinated on by Gen. Ham if you were on fire.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Headline -- "Atlantic hurricane helps lazy guy in Alabama rake leaves"

Because of the effects of hurricane Sandy, the wind at my house in Birmingham is blowing from the east to the west rather than west to east....very rare. It just so happens that the direction I need to rake my leaves is westward, so the unusual wind direction helps me. Normally I'm fighting the wind to get the leaves to the street. If only Sandy would strengthen to a category 3 hurricane, I could sit on my deck and drink a beer while the leaves rake themselves to the street.

I realize that a cat.3 hurricane would cause massive devastation, billions in property damage, and possible loss of life up and down the eastern seaboard. On the plus side however, I wouldn't have to rake so much this weekend....so they kind of balance out. I could go either way.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The stupidest, most insulting to women, campaign ad ever

Here's Obama's newest campaign ad that targets women by likening voting for Obama to losing your virginity......yuck, I'm nauseated after watching this.....

How's that feel ladies? To be seen by the democrat party as a monolithic voting block that cares about birth control, abortion availability, and little else? Why else would the democrat convention prominently feature the one-trick-pony Sandra Fluke harping about how she's having so much sex, she can't afford the birth control for it all, so taxpayers should provide it to her for free?

How's it feel to know that President Obama thinks he can win your vote by appealing to you in terms of your need for abortions and nothing else?

How's it feel to know that democrats think you are too silly to be bothered thinking about difficult issues like the economy, jobs, the middle east, home values, or the deficit? You should leave that thinking up to the men folk.

As long as you have free birth control and anytime access to abortions why, there's no need to worry your pretty little heads about the real issues. Men can handle that.

Where's that feminist harpie Gloria Steinem to caterwaul about why the democrats reduce women to their sex organs when election time rolls around?

If you are a woman and you vote for Obama, you officially have no dignity or self respect and you deserve whatever befalls you and your family under the next four years of the Obama regime.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Typical democrat voting block.....idiots!

Watch these pathetic excuses for students, much less democrat voters. I'm not surprised these cretins don't watch the news so not knowing about Libya and Benghazi is understandable, pathetically uninformed, but understandable.

What would have been a more telling question still would have been, "Why do you support Obama for four more years as President?" Still, this is pretty enjoyable, if by enjoyable you mean depressing to watch.....


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The world adores Obama, not Romney

As you can see from this NPR graph, if the world picked the US President, Obama would overwhelmingly win. Anyone care to venture a guess as to why?

The US media will surely spin this as good for Obama that the world loves him and that our friends around the world feel like Obama is one of them. OH PUKE!!!

Our "friends" around the world are either moribund nations of the old world, oblivious of their own certain demise(the whole of Europe), weak liberal nations who look to the US for protection(Canada, Australia), are outright hostile to US interests and success(China, Mexico), or Muslim nations who think Obama is one of them(Malaysia, Turkey, Indonesia).

Not one of these nations has the US best interests at heart. This is why they love Obama....neither does he.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Does everybody realize that regardless of who wins the election, the Social Security tax cut will expire on 1Jan2013? For any employed person who makes $50,000 a year, the SS tax each month goes up for you by about $100. That's a lot of money, even for my friend Barry McLain. Let the belt tightening begin folks. It's going to be tough for a while I'm afraid.

Friday, October 19, 2012

if you are a tourist, prepare to get screwed

If you stay in New Orleans, avoid the Riverside Hilton. These bandits want $12.95/day for wifi access. Who am I, Mitt Romney? I like being connected, but not at that price. If Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express can offer free wifi throughout their hotels, surely Hilton can too. Don't know why I'm surprised.....everything in tourist towns is designed to screw the visitors out of as much money as possible and the dirtiest city in America is no different. We were listening to Zydeco and ordering 2-fer-1 beers last night and she kept charging me $7 for my one Bud Light. I'm such a rube that it took like 2 rounds to figure out that she was charging me double for my "one" beer and giving me two. It wasn't a special. It was a bait the tourists in with the promise of a special, then switch to normal prices. This is why I generally like staying home.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The entitled-student class

The first question in the second debate between Romney and Obama featured this college kid named Jeremy Epstein who asked, and I'm paraphrasing...

"...what can you do to assure me and my parents that I'll be able to sufficiently support myself after graduation?"

Romney should have said that there are no assurances, that it's up to you the student to choose a marketable major, and then to perform well in school so that you stand out above your fellow job applicants. His major is exercise science so there might be hospital rehab type work for him but what about these kids who major in Women's Studies, African-American Studies, or God forbid Philosophy, then complain that nobody will hire them? 

It's not the responsibility of the economy at large to provide a high-paying job for you when you graduate. All you are guaranteed is a fair opportunity to compete for the jobs that are out there, or better yet an opportunity to create your own job. Attending college doesn't guarantee you employment. These kids seem to think that it does.   

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Let's hope Space-X is successful and demonstrates how private industry can do what everybody thought was the sole domain of government, and do it cheaper, more reliably, and faster. If space operations have to be commercialized by companies like Red Bull....so what? Nothing wrong with that.

The scourge of modern Islam

This is what Islam as practiced by modern Muslims for 40 years looks like compared to these same civilizations before the barbarians took over.......any questions?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Florida awards blacks "dumbest race in America" title

This might just be the stupidest, most blatantly racist move ever made by public officials. The Florida Board of Education elected to initiate race-based outcome expectations for HS students.

By 2015, 92% of Asians are expected to be reading at their grade level, but only 74% of blacks. Whites and Hispanics fall in between. This is the best demonstration in recent memory of "the soft bigotry of low expectations" by which minorities are given easier tests and lower grade standards than other races in order to help them be academically successful. How does failing to meet normal standards, but being given passing grades regardless, qualify as "successful"?

The weird part is that the Florida Board of Education is made up of white republicans....evidently GUILTY white republicans. Democrats try this stuff all the time, but white republicans should know better than to assign different standards for anything depending on race. This is detestable and while it might feel good to "help" minorities, it only harms them in the long run. How are black kids supposed to compete with Asians, whites, and Hispanics in college and the job market if they've never had to struggle academically in grade school?

To me, this is the worst kind of racism because its pretense is compassion.

H/T to Pat over at Belch for the link.

The Age of Mockery - Part Deux

Of all the offensive Mohammad cartoons I've posted on TRR, this rendition might be the funniest. I love the googly eyes and the message is about right. This came from BlazingCatFur, where they hosted a sarcastic "Apologize to Mohammad" day to beg forgiveness from the one true prophet for our not being appropriately reverent. Needless to say, the entries from commenters were less than respectful. This was a good one......

The Age of Mockery is upon us

About 10,000 perpetually outraged Muslims protested the famous Youtube video at Google HQ in London over the weekend, calling the times in which we live, "The Age of Mockery".

Brilliant! I couldn't have said it better myself. That's why for the next couple of days, I'll be mocking Islam and their imaginary prophet just to show that irreverence through freedom of speech is harmless. And rather than pointlessly demonstrating, they should return to beating their wives, raping underage girls, and their dogged determination to cling to the 11th Century.

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Hillary's turn under the Hope-n-Change bus

When the issue about the security situation in Benghazi prior to the hit on the ambassador  came up in the debate last night, Biden was quick to claim ignorance.....

"We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there."

Biden of course meant the entire administration, but clearly that would be a lie, given sworn congressional testimony by state department officials just on Wednesday. So Biden did what any craven politician does, he kicks the person on the rope-ladder behind him off into the chasm. In this case, the casualty was Hillary Clinton. The White House says Biden's statement referred only to himself and Obama, essentially leaving Hillary out in the cold to twist in the wind as the official with whom the diplomatic-security buck stops. 

I wonder how it feels for Hillary to be the latest Obama crony to be thrown under the Hope-n-Change bus in order to insulate the west wing from the defilement of scandal? I don't see Hillary falling on her sword for Obama and taking the heat for this......I hope she goes down fighting. 

Best campaign quote of the season

This is Martha McSally, retired Lt. Colonel from the USAF. She's also the US's first female fighter pilot and she served in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, kicking Taliban ass. Now she's running as a republican for the congressional office vacated by Gabrielle Giffords.

Nancy Pelosi, who ought to know better, funded an ad on behalf of McSally's opponent with a lot of kitchen references. Basically it suggested she should have been in the kitchen as a way of questioning her credentials as a women, wife, mother, etc and thereby her worthiness as a congresswomen. To which McSally replied.....

“For crying out loud, I served 26 years in the military. I was too busy shooting 30 mm out of my A-10 at the Taliban and al Qaeda to spend any time in a kitchen.”


Nancy Pelosi is a hypocritical piece of crap. She pretends to be a feminist but if it's a republican women, Pelosi criticizes her for not being in the kitchen....absolutely despicable!

If you  have a few extra dollars, there are far less useful things you could do with them than using them to help McSally win that seat.

Joe Biden is a lying P.O.S.

This sums up nicely the debate last night. I mean other than Joe Biden is a lying P.O.S.

My outrageous Biden moment of the night was during the discussion of the Libyan assassination of our ambassador. When he repeated the lie that the administration only knew what the intelligence sources were telling them about a riot rather than a terrorist hit killing the ambassador, had he forgotten that on Wednesday, State Department officials testified under oath before congress that they knew within 24 hours that it was a terrorist hit and not a riot? That means every official on the Obama administration from Biden himself, to Hillary, to Obama, to Susan Rice, knew they were advancing a lie for the entire two weeks they stuck by the YouTube video narrative.

I wish Ryan had looked at Biden and called him a lying P.O.S. to his face....now that's the kind of debate I could get fired up about.

H/T to my facebook friend Carol for the pic.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Drug addicts are victims of their own weakness and stupidity

Before and After picture of crystal meth. addiction.

Apparently Mexican drug cartels weren't satisfied with the money they're making from cocaine and marijuana sales, so they've begun flooding the US with low-priced crystal meth.

If I've heard it once I've heard it a thousand times, "Drugs took over her life" or "He's a victim of drug addiction".

Drugs didn't DO anything. The very first time you choose to take illicit drugs, you make a conscious decision to become an addict. It's not the drugs' fault, it's your own fault. The cartels wouldn't be targeting the US if it weren't for all the idiots in this country who'll do literally anything to get high. Idiots, I swear!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Lara Logan crushes Obama's mid-east narrative

Lara Logan was the CBS middle-east reporter who was physically attacked by the deranged Muslim men in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring in Egypt. She gave a speech over the weekend in which she seriously questioned the current US assumption that we have "tamed" the Taliban and Al Qaeda.....

From TheBlaze -- “You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”

She's exactly right. Just because Obama and Hillary think we've 'tamed' the Taliban and the Arab Spring is a peaceful, student revolution doesn't mean that is so. They tell us that because the oblivious American people need to believe it if Obama is going to get re-elected. If the Taliban and Al Qaeda are as determined as ever to harm us, and are capable of fighting us, then Obama's middle-east policies have utterly failed. 

And I think that fact is self-evident. 

The viral butt-chugging press conference video

The University of Tennessee needed something to distract people from it's dreadful football team, but I doubt this hilarious press conference on butt-chugging is what they had in mind....


Apparently this kid received from his fraternity brothers, a very classy, Franzia boxed-wine enema and was subsequently transported to the ER with a BAC of 0.4, that's 5 times the legal limit and could be deadly. 

-That the fraternity felt the need to call a press conference about it made it weird.
-Having the entire complement of dumb-looking frat boys standing in the back ground with dark glasses like they were attending a funeral made it comically surreal in an "Animal House" sort of way.
-And the elderly bow-tied Pi Kappa Alpha attorney repeatedly uttering the term "butt-chugging" made it a little embarrassing to watch.....

But the funniest thing was that the whole press conference was called apparently to firmly establish the sexual orientation of one Mr. Alexander P. Broughton, the butt-chugger. Yeah, whatever you say. If you let other men stick a tube in your ass so they can apply a wine enema for you to get drunk on, then you are at the very least, bi-curious.

Monday, October 08, 2012

The treachery of Steven Chu

This is Steven Chu back in 2008, before he became Obama energy secretary.....

Of course now he's backing away from that treacherous statement, but don't be fooled. His desire for dramatically higher gas prices for Americans dovetails perfectly with Obama's mad desire for America to convert to "green energy" from fossil fuels.

Stupid green energy fantasies such as solar, wind, ethanol, tidal, and algal are incredibly expensive to produce and their prices on the market would be prohibitive unless taxpayers are coerced into subsidizing them. Plus they are inefficient, inconvenient, and require huge amounts of human effort to use. Normal, cheap fuels such as gasoline, natural gas, and coal are proven inexpensive relatively clean fuels.

But Obama doesn't control those industries. By harming the fossil fuel industry with regulations and taxes, he can make it so expensive and painful for Americans that we embrace green energy once and for all.

Don't be fooled, Obama and Steven Chu are like-minded when it comes to skyrocketing gas prices....they both love it. But like all liberal policies, they cannot tell the truth about their intentions. All they can do is lie.

The light of civilization flickers in Detroit

Detroit was once the flagship city for collectivism, liberalism, and union thuggery. Predictably it is now a wasteland of addicts, corruption, and lawlessness. Watch this video documentary of the depths to which Detroit has descended and see why even the cops have given up on their city.....


Detroit's finest began handing out fliers yesterday advising visitors to "Enter Detroit At Your Own Risk". Like all unions, the police unions say they are understaffed and want more money, but there's nobody left in Detroit to take it from. Urban Detroit has shrunk 57% since 1970. Everybody has left for the relative safety of the suburbs. And who can blame them?

Detroit is the most liberal of cities.....suffering from the effects of racial quotas, affirmative action, social decline, rampant dependence, political corruption, and unchecked crime. If you live in a city managed by democrats, get rid of them or end up living in a "Detroit" of your own.

Under the Hope-n-Change bus with John Kerry

Obama's defenders never run out of excuses for his ineptitude and fecklessness as President. After his horrible debate performance they blamed the moderator, Romney's hatefulness, and the altitude, but nobody was buying that. Now they're throwing debate partner John "Lurch" Kerry under the Hope-n-Change bus for not challenging Obama enough in debate practice.

Wealthy gigolo Kerry has made no secret of the fact that he wants to be the Sec. State in a second Obama administration. It'll be hilariously ironic if Kerry doesn't get to be Sec. State because Obama lost the presidency due to Kerry's reluctance to challenge him in debate practice.

The one pointing and laughing at you John? That would be me.

Diversity training become America bashing

Every time I read stories like this I find it difficult to believe how outrageously the superfluous bureaucrats in government waste the money they extort from us? Well, believe it.....

From FoxNews -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid Chicago consultants over $200,000 in taxpayer money to put on diversity training workshops that included activities in which employees were instructed to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants."

First of all, diversity training is in itself a colossal waste of time and only accomplishes two things: It insulates  the institution from charges of discrimination or racism with the appearance of political correctness, and second, it provides jobs for "diversity training officers" who stupidly majored in African Studies, Diversity Studies, or some other useless Human Relations major and would be otherwise unemployable. Though the brilliance, and by brilliant I mean conniving, in being a diversity training officer is that you can accuse any employer of discrimination for not hiring you as their diversity officer.....heh heh, what a scam the race/diversity racket is.

Second, why are government employees chanting anything? What is this, cub-scout camp or third grade? And the fact that the chant was denigrating to the United States shows what horrible, America-hating people tend to be employed by government.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Romney's new campaign strategy to get the 47%

Instead of backing away or apologizing for his 47% remark, Mitt Romney has decide to try directness and honesty as a campaign tactic to peel voters away from Obama.

Hilda Solis cooks the books for Obama on jobs

As predicted by almost everybody, the unemployment rate would be reported as below the magical 8% threshold right before the election, regardless of the actual numbers. Here's labor secretary and Obama toady Hilda Solis defending the ridiculous 7.8% number to skeptical reporters who also think she's a liar.....


There are two ways of reporting unemployment: one is "establishment" method and the other is "household" method. Solis had the Bureau of Labor Statistics use the household method because it's just a phone survey and easily fudged. The "establishment" method is more scientific.

Watch the video, even the mainstream media think she's cooking the books on these jobs numbers. But she had to get the number below 8% because everybody knows no incumbent President has ever won reelection when the unemployment rate was 8% or above.

It doesn't really matter though (except that Obama gets to brag about it for the next month) because if you take into account all the people who've given up looking for work, the real unemployment is more in the 11%-14% range. But you won't hear that reported on the evening news. You'll only get that kind of insightful analysis and crack reporting right here at TRR.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The democrat voting base in one 30sec video clip

Here's the basic democrat that got Obama elected....


The only pass I can give this person is that she might be clinically insane. Otherwise there's no excuse for any American thinking like this. But when democrats are in power this type of entitlement thinking increases exponentially and that's precisely what democrats want, the largest possible, entitled, victim class to keep them in power.

Obama tells contractors to break the law and taxpayers will pay the fines

The term "sequestration" as it applies to spending politics means that when congress sets spending limits below current levels in order to force fiscal responsibility, the difference in that limit and what's actually getting spent is "sequestered" and as a result, all programs get cut by some percentage across the board in order to comply with the original limit.

There's a sequestration trigger looming on Jan2 which means that under the law, all government contractors must notify employees of impending layoffs 60 days in advance. This means that thousands of workers will receive layoff notices a day or two before the polls open in November.

For obvious reasons, this terrifies Obama. So he promised these contractors that if they violate the law and do not notify employees of layoffs until after he's re-elected, he'll pay all their fines with taxpayer money.

Is this even legal? How can an administration encourage any law breaking and get away with it? I guess if you're the first black President and the groveling, guilty white media is hell-bent on getting you re-elected, you can pretty much get away with murder and they won't make as much as a peep.

MSNBC sad-sacks see the writing on the wall

Heh heh, look at the Obama pep-squad during the debate last night. Have you ever seen a mopier bunch of sad sacks?

They realize that without somebody else telling him what to say via teleprompter, without the option of ignoring his dismal record, and without the compliant media stumping for him, he's just a dim, uncharismatic, empty suit with nothing but black liberation theology, grand socialist rhetoric, and divisiveness to stand on.....and even the pitiful collection of useful idiots as MSNBC know the American people aren't buying this shtick any more.  

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Pentagon blames soldiers for green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan

The obsequious idiot who serves as the Joint Chief of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, thinks that more sensitivity training will stop the Afghan soldiers from shooting our guys in the back.....it's happened 97 times already by the way...

From TheNewYorkPost -- If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.

Does this moron really think that's why they are killing us? They're killing us because we are an infidel nation occupying Islamic land. No amount of sensitivity training will change that.

Among the stupid things on the list is the necessity of handling Koran's with rubber gloves, ostensibly because in Islamic culture the left hand is considered dirty. So we are trying to impose our sophisticated brand of democracy onto a primitive culture that still wipes their asses with their hands? Am I the only one who sees the fallacy here?

They will never stop killing us, ever. We need to leave there, like yesterday.