“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

Friday, June 28, 2013

Voter ID program apparently good for Kenyans, but not for Americans

In addition to wasting $100,000,000, appropriated from resentful US taxpayers, on the dark continent, President Obama is also establishing a voter-ID program in the country of his birth.....

In Kenya, the $53 million Yes Youth Can program empowers nearly one million Kenyan youth to use their voices for advocacy in national and local policy-making, while also creating economic opportunities. In advance of Kenya’s March 2013 general elections, Yes Youth Can’s “My ID My Life” campaign helped 500,000 youth obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration…

Why what a brilliant idea! Having voters prove who they are to prevent them from making a farce out of elections. If it's good enough for Kenya, why isn't it good enough for the US? 

Short answer: because democrat politicians know that rampant voter fraud is likely the difference in winning and losing close elections and their stranglehold on power isn't something they want to leave to the chance of the vote. 

Liberalism in a word

I've said it nine ways from Sunday and until I'm blue in the face, but this pretty much sums it up......

H/T to TheLookingSpoon.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mark Kelly shamefully uses his addled wife to make a living

I guess when your career as an astronaut is over and you look like a creepier version of Uncle Fester, you've got to do something for a living and Mark Kelly is dragging his addled wife, Gabby Giffords, around the country using her as a victim-prop for his gun control speeches. No doubt they get paid handsomely for speeches and appearances, especially with the full encouragement of the democrat party.

Look at her permanent, vacant, confused expression. It's shameful that he uses her this way. He coaches her on every word she struggles to utter as if his hand is up her dress operating her like a muppet.

No word on if during his speeches, he addresses his illegal purchase of an AR-15 or if he intends to turn in the 17-round magazine he owns for it.

Racism in America is bad, except of you're black and beneficial to Obama, then it's fine

You may remember King Samir Shabazz, he was the Black Panther with a club threatening white voters at a Philly polling place, but who got off clean after Obama appointed the virulent racist Eric Holder as AG. Well, he got busted again, this time for an illegal loaded fire arm, but as the chief of Obama's voter-intimidation enforcement division, no doubt a simple phone call to Obama and the whole thing will disappear and he can go back to hating whitey some more, exactly as Obama and Holder have approved. 

H/T to Moonbattery for the story.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Great and Powerful Woz is a fan of Ed Snowden

The Great and Powerful Woz - Apply co-founder Steve Wozniak, is calling Edward Snowden his "hero" for exposing the NSA's Prism program in which massive spying on private citizens without warrants, in Woz's view, threatened the Constitution and violated the spirit of the Internet. He sees Snowden as a patriot and an idealist. The jury is still out on that, but it's hard to argue with Woz. 

Side note: the pardon petition for Snowden surpassed 100,000 signatures this week, which means Obama must address it. Obviously he won't pardon Snowden, but his being forced to address the petition regarding a topic that he's stayed as far away from as possible, is comical a the least. 

All our enemies, China and Russia specifically, have used Snowden to humiliate Obama. And he can't do anything about it. This is why he's staying away from talking about it.

New Jersey home invasion.....If you don't have a gun in your home, watch this, then get one

Don't have a gun in your house? Maybe after watching this violent home invasion in an upscale NJ neighborhood, you'll consider getting one......

If Obama had a son, he'd look like this guy.

The democrat party, always friendly to criminals over law-abiding citizens, doesn't want you to be able to defend yourself against human trash like this guy. A weapon gives you autonomy and power to control your own life.....the democrat party cannot allow citizens to have autonomy and power.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

If you're a politically favored Hispanic, it pays to be a criminal. If you're American, not so much.

Take a few minutes to read through this table. It shows how the third-world colonists with whom our representatives in DC intend to displace us are among the most favored class when it comes to committing crimes......

That any, ANY elected representative would dare give criminals law-enforcement priority over the American citizens whose wallets these very representative loot to finance the invasion of those criminals, is treacherous almost beyond belief. What more evidence do we need that our government is actively hostile to the Americans they pretend to represent, before we rise up with pitch-forks and torches and throw the bastards out?

H/T to Moonbattery for the graph.

Birmingham's crime ranking is symptom of political failures

The good news: Birmingham is nationally ranked for something. The bad news: we're #11 on the most dangerous cities in America, right between Philadelphia and Newark, NJ. Here are our sad statistics.....
31 murders per 100,000 people
71 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
461 robberies per 100,000 people
Now, it must be recognized that Birmingham is basically two cities....Birmingham-proper, northside, and Westend which is where 99% of the violent crime is, and what we call Over-the-Mountain or the burbs south of town. 
The city where I live, Hoover, which is a suburb of Birmingham was bragging the other day about not having any killings so far this year. The next day, a body was found behind a gas station....we joked that he was probably killed somewhere else and dumped there just to make the suburbs appear as dangerous as the city, but who knows?
You may remember that Jefferson County is trying to dig out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history....every bit of it due to political corruption and utter incompetence, the kind of municipal corruption that breeds indigence, dependence, and crime. It's no coincidence that like other failing American cities like Detroit, New Orleans, Oakland, Cleveland, and DC, Birmingham has been (mis)managed entirely by democrats for generations. (24 politicians an cronies are in jail for corruption). 
Birmingham proper only has about 250,000 people that account for all this crime, but the metro area is well over 1million. Rather than improving the city for everyone, everything in B'ham is still about the civil-rights movement.....no event happens here without including a curtsy to civil rights struggle of 60 years ago. The irony is that by trying to show how far we've come in all things racial, we've mired ourselves in our own past.  

Monday, June 24, 2013

The treachery of US politicians is as boundless as it is shameful

These are the third-world peasants with whom the farcical traitors that refer to themselves as our government intend to replace us with this travesty of an immigration bill. Late-night horse trading resulted in some changes in the bill that'll be voted on. Included among them is the waiver that businesses who hire newly legalized aliens don't have to count them among employees who must be covered under Obamacare.

This is a huge incentive for businesses subject to Obamacare mandates to hire aliens and fire American workers.

But then that's the real end-game of our government to begin with isn't it....to displace as many American citizens as possible with indigent, third-world peasants by the millions who'll submissively vote for sitting politicians to keep the goody bags of other peoples' money coming to them?

The religion of peace strikes again

In Pakistan, the Taliban are busily dissuading girls from doing anything except covering themselves head to toe and sitting around the house, by throwing acid in their faces. The Taliban frown upon acting, singing, going to school, talking to a man, or any other activity that normal women have done throughout human history.

And this is the same group with whom Obama wants to negotiate a peace settlement in Afghanistan....my guess is because the US military cannot defeat them. Did we learn nothing from Russia's efforts with the Taliban 30 years ago? Somehow Obama sees a difference between Al Qaeda and the Taliban. In terms of human rights, I do not.

You cannot negotiate with dirty Muslims whether they are Al Qaeda or Taliban. There is no such thing to either as "good faith", and Obama is a rube and an amateur for believing that there is.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The repeated rape of the US taxpayer by the IRS

The IRS is about to disobey Obama's directive NOT to issue union-negotiated bonuses in the amount of $70million.

I have a couple of questions about this:

-How is it legal for government unions to extort lavish salaries, benefits, and bonuses from the taxpayers from whom they take money at the point of a gun?
-Why are government employees unionized in the first place?
-Why do government employees even get performance bonuses? Have you been to the DMV or the post office? What exactly are they doing to earn bonuses?
-What are "union-negotiated bonuses"? Bonuses are a foregone conclusion? In what bizarro world do you get a bonus BEFORE the exemplary work is done?

This is infuriating! Bonuses? For what?

Obama negotiates with the terrorists

Yesterday the mange-ridden Taliban killed four Americans in a terrorist attack and what does Obama do today? Offer to negotiate with them. Afghanistan is a God-forsaken wasteland of poverty, drugs, and 7th-century savagery.....what exactly is our business there? 

I'd hate to be the guy who has to explain to the parents of these four dead Americans why their sons died....and why our President is going to attempt to negotiate a peace-settlement with their murderers. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Immigration reform is the means for democrats to establish a permanent, ruling majority

Here's how the immigration deal is going to go down. Stoolies like Marco Rubio will call it the best bipartisan reform bill that they could come up with. Then when the bill goes over to conference in the House, it will essentially be rubber stamped and Obama will sign it into law with the following provisions:

-all illegals must identify themselves,
-they must agree to start learning English,
-the must pay a fine and back taxes, and lastly comes the bullshit part of the bill,
-they must get in the back of the 13 year citizenship line

No sooner than the ink, from Obama's 27 pens he uses to sign this, dries, every democrat who can find a camera will shake their heads and ask, "What kind of country keeps 11-20million second class citizens"?

They'll use racially-charged phrases like "Hispanic apartheid", "discrimination", and "racial segregation" and the "new American caste system". And our treacherous media will parrot these laments to make Americans feel guilty about keeping the noble Hispanics down.

And within 6 months, a new amendment will get passed granting all Mexican illegals the immediate right to suck at America's generous welfare teat and most importantly to vote.

Democrats currently in Congress aren't going to wait 13 years to see this country transformed into a welfare state where democrats win every national election. They'll want to enjoy that right now, even if it means plunging America into second rate status where the entitlement class overwhelms and collapses the system and they(democrats) are left in charge to redefine America from the ground up.

Sarah Palin got it right on Syria

Everybody heaps scorn, contempt, and ridicule on Sarah Palin, only a tiny bit of it is deserved, mostly because of her oddball family. That said, when she said last week that the US had no business in Syria and that we should just let Allah sort it out, she was dead on the money.

There are no good guys in Syria only a secularist dictator who used Sarin gas to kill some citizens and the rebels who have pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda.

What's our play in Syria? Run Assad out and into exile in Russia or somewhere and install a US favored puppet regime? Or is it to endlessly fund, but not get involved in, the Assad resistance forces? Or is it to spend thousands of US lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars to essentially occupy Syria like we do Iraq and Afghanistan for the next 10-20 years, keeping the peace?

You don't have to like Sarah Palin, but you must agree that she's spot on with this assessment of Syria. Just let Allah sort it out and we'll deal with whatever is left standing.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Really? We're meddling in Syria now?

Well, the Obama administration finally says it has definitive proof that Bashir-al Assad of Syria used Sarin gas on his people. That's the dreaded "red line" which if crossed, would trigger actions by the Americans in Syria. But what does that mean?

One one side are the rebels who've publicly pledged undying support for Al-Qaeda and on the other is the more or less secular Assad regime which may or may not have gassed Syrian rebels. Who do we arm? The rebels who'll kill Assad or run him off into exile, then turn those very weapons on Americans? That's the plan? Regardless of what the nature of the intervention is, the estimated cost will be $50Billion per day....that's PER DAY. Where is that money coming from?

There is no smart plan for Syria. The only smart thing is to stay out of there and let them sort it our for themselves. Where are all the European countries on this? Why is it our responsibility to handle every crisis in the world?

Short answer: it's not.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

If you're plotting mass murder in America and want to remain secret, convert to Islam

It seems like there's no place to hide from the prying eyes of the corrupt travesty that calls itself our federal government. Our paternalistic superiors in government are ever watchful to keep us safe, they tell us like children, from the myriad threats in the modern world. In truth, the only real threat we face, other than from our own treacherous government, is from Islamic terrorism.

Which is why it comes across as bizarre, if not downright scary, that the Obama administration would make only Islamic mosques off-limits to snooping and surveillance by the intelligence community. Christian churches and Jewish temples are still subject to secret surveillance. Why is this?

Mosques are known to promulgate radical information supporting violence against their infidel hosts.....us. Why is Obama seditiously protecting the communication of the very people who're most likely to bring harm to us?

If you think Obama isn't hostile to America, you are an idiot!

Edward Snowden just doing as he was asked

Is Edward Snowden a traitor? A patriotic whistle blower? A criminal with good intentions? Or just plain crazy for abandoning a hottie stripper girlfriend in Hawaii for a life of an ex-pat in exile if not prison?

The slogan "Boston Strong" apparently doesn't apply to the police department there

Sign #3,167 that the apocalypse is surely upon us....

Boston police are being forced to cater to transgendered criminals when they arrest them. First, if the the tranny is named Karl, but wants to be called Sheniqua, the arresting officer must address Karl as Sheniqua so there are no hurt feelings. Moreover, the officer must ask which pronoun gender the perp prefers, him/he or her/she. Additionally, if the perp is uncomfortable with the gender of the arresting officer, he/she may request a different officer by whom to be frisked. They will also be given private cells in jail.

Look, I don't care if your pursuit of happiness includes a sex change or cross-dressing or whatever. It's not my business and I respect what everybody does to pursue happiness as long as it doesn't impede other peoples' pursuit of happiness. But, you don't receive special privileges because of it.

What a messed up state Massachusetts is.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

If you are Muslim, dark-skinned, and possibly a terrorist, Obama would like to offer you a new life in America

The Obama administration is seriously considering accepting as many as 1.6million Syrian refugees into America....I guess to suck at the generous, American welfare teat for the rest of their miserable lives. All they're waiting for is a formal request from the UN. The US already takes in more international refugees than all other countries combined, what's a couple million more?

Here is the image portraying what Obama wants you to think refugees look like.....

...but what's to stop these guys from putting on some dirty night shirts, pretending to be refugees, and waltzing through our open doors looking for some infidels to kill? Nothing is stopping them, that's the problem with this idiotic idea.

Ask not at whom Chuck Shumer smirks, for he smirks at you

There are fewer senators more reprehensible and smarmy than Chuck "the schmuck" Shumer. After the treasonous "gang of eight" goaded the rest of the senate into passing what they call "immigration reform" but what is really just blanket amnesty, Chuck the schmuck gloated thusly....

“Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past,”

Of course it will, because after this bill is passed by the House and signed by Obama, America will have officially thrown open her doors to every third-world, welfare degenerate who wants to come here and receive for life, goody bags full of actual citizens' money. 

When that happens, America will cease being a wealth generator and beacon of hope for the rest of the world, and will descend into a second-rate welfare state where the few remaining productive citizens labor solely for the benefit of the idle, shiftless aliens who'll reliably vote democrat in order to keep the free goody bags coming to them. 

Toy guns now as much of a threat as real guns

The anti-gun moonbattery moves ever forward, never ceasing. In Hayward, California an elementary school hosted a "toy-gun buyback" program, where the offspring of idiot, moonbat parents were encouraged to turn in their toy guns for a chance to win a stupid bicycle.... 

Charles Hill, the school’s principal, explained, “Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun.”

Our collectivist overlords will not stop until an entire generation responds to the idea of self defense with abhorrence and revulsion. And when the citizen-sheep rely entirely on their government superiors for everything, especially personal safety, then the paternalistic utopia liberals dream about will have finally been achieved. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

National emergency......gorgeous, naked, white chick lost in the woods.

This is 19 year old Maureen Kelly. Apparently she disappeared from her Oregon campsite, setting out on a spiritual quest....completely naked except for a fanny pack. 

Since she's 19, beautiful, white, and naked (or as I like to call that particular collection of characteristics, "all the hallmarks for a riveting media drama"), I imagine the Oregon woods are crawling by now with every available man trying to be the one to find her. 

I hope they find her 'cause I dig those nutty broads.

We really are a food-stamp nation

This is the bloated farm bill the Senate just passed. I'm sort of OK with the crop insurance as we need these guys to stay in business, even if a drought or hail storm destroys their crops one year. I'm not clear on the other items, mainly because they amount to nothing compared to the part in blue. Almost 80% of the farm bill is paid out to welfare derelicts in the form of food stamps?

In order to remain in power, democrats need as many Americans as possible needy and dependent on government for the basic needs of life. They also know that it is human nature for most to be lazy, preferring idleness to industriousness, if the pay for idleness is enough. This is why the Obama administration relaxed the qualifying standards for food stamps and predictably, millions more Americans glommed onto the food stamp gravy train, and ostensibly are bound to vote democrat to keep the stamps coming.

It's embarrassing that we Americans will choose so easily, shiftlessness and dependency over work and responsibility.

Which is more honorable work, stripper or politician?

Everybody's making a big, salacious deal about the fact that NSA leaker Ed Snowden's girlfriend is a professional exotic dancer in Hawaii where they lived. So what?

You may not approve on moral grounds, of exotic dancing as a profession, but at least it's honest work. Politicians are far less honorable, no? Exotic dancers just take off their clothes while politicians lie, cheat, thieve, slander, fleece Americans by the millions, prostitute their offices for campaign cash, and sometimes women  around them tend to get raped or die in odd ways. I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

That Snowden was in a relationship with an exotic dancer just shows that he had better taste in the company he kept as opposed to the people with whom he worked.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Edward Snowden, patriot or traitor?

I've read many articles on this guy and while Bradley Manning acted maliciously when divulged US secrets, Snowden seems to be more of an ideologue....a libertarian ideologue.

Briefly, this guy who dropped out of high school was particularly skilled at IT stuff and he quickly rose in the CIA, even that he was being stationed overseas with diplomatic cover identities. It was during this time that he became aware of just how far the US government gave itself the right to monitor all manner of communication by US citizens. So after years of observing this, he decided to expose the practices that he saw as unconstitutional and un-American.

He carefully chose only those documents that revealed questionable NSA practices of surveillance, and discarded any document, the disclosure of which might endanger a person. Bradly Manning took no such precaution.

As a libertarian myself, I get why Snowden did what he did. I know the people on FOX News are getting the vapors over it, but should they? We are seeing an unprecedented level of government surveillance of US citizens going about their private lives. If it's not stopped, then at least we should be aware of it.

It seems that with every new intrusion, the government tells us like children that it's for our own safety from the terrorists. BULLSHIT! Unless it is shown that Snowden's actions actually made us less safe from the terrorists....and in a very specific manner, then I'm taking his side for now.

I'd rather my communications be relatively private and accept a slightly higher level of risk from terrorism, than know my government is watching every move I make and storing data to be used against me at some later date if needed.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Orwellian comparisons aren't so outrageous any more

At the direction of Bush's awful Patriot Act, and joyfully continued by the Obama administration, the NSA has been collecting, or "data mining", phone, text, and e-mail information on potentially all Americans. We were told by Bush that only international calls to suspected terrorist countries would be mined for terrorist activity, but clearly domestic communications are subject to NSA surveillance too.

In a general sense I oppose the government snooping into my business without a warrant. But I recognize the specific need to foil domestic terrorism activities. It's a fine line for a libertarian to draw between privacy and security.

That said, what's to stop a marketing company from bundling millions in campaign donations and then asking for, and receiving, access to all this communications for the purposes of directed advertising? Despite the Obama administration swearing that no lobbyists would have privileged access, lobbyists have daily privileged access. It is axiomatic that money buys you political access to every administration.

What happens when non-homeland security law enforcement gets a hold of our communication patterns and holds them against us in legal matters? What about when a white house official sells our phone calls about health matters to the behemoth universal health care bureaucracy?

I've said it before and I'll say it again.....liberty and privacy are more important than security and Orwellian scrutiny by the government.  

That sucking sound you hear is Detroit getting still more of our money

Michigan getting 100M of other peoples' money to tear down abandoned homes and buildings in 5 cities hardest hit by the faltering economy.

Why are we forking over money to pay for this. It's not like a natural disaster. The whole country saw this coming decades ago, yet did nothing to prevent it. Tearing down the houses isn't going to rid the community of drug dealers and criminals, it'll just concentrate them in parts of town where regular citizens live.....let's hear it for forethought.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Condi is wrong on Syria

Fmr. secretary of state Condi Rice had this to say regarding the generally escalating situation in Syria and specifically the continued reign of Bashar-al Assad as president.......

“There’s no doubt it’s time for the United States to make clear that it is going to engage in this effort to stop the difficult situation in Syria and to prevent its further spread,” she stated. “It’s already spreading across the region. So the United States doesn’t have an option of no action.”

We don't know who the opposition is in Syria. Are they Al-Qaeda? Muslim Brotherhood? Taliban sympathizers? Idiots?

We have no idea who will fill the power vacuum left by a hasty Assad exit into exile in Russia or somewhere. My guess is she's reacting to rumors, though unconfirmed, of chemical weapons being deployed on a limited basis against rebel forces, and that's a nice thought to have, but we don't know what the end-game is here. Do we occupy Syria to stop the chemical weapons use? What then, another 10 year occupation like Iraq and Afghanistan?

Condi is a Bush neo-conservative and neo-cons like to intervene, on a self-righteous combination of moral, ethical, and humanitarian reasons, into the affairs of other countries. Affairs which our media find unpleasant. We are spread far too thin as it is. We do not need another middle-east quagmire, even if Assad is using chemical weapons, albeit on a limited basis. Let his neighbors deal with him.

Monday, June 03, 2013

McCain unwittingly poses for friendly pic with likely terrorists

Noted war hawk, RINO, and darling of the American leftist media, made a surprise visit to Syria last week to meet with the opposition to Bashar-al Assad's continuing presidency. What he didn't know, but should have, is that at least one and maybe most of the guys in the picture may be affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

McCain's an old guy and probably doesn't know half of what's going on around him, but his handlers certainly should do their homework. Has McCain learned nothing from recent history in the middle east? Just like in Libya, Egypt, Iran, and Iraq, once America has assisted in the his ouster, more radical Islamic elements will seize power and the relatively modern Syria will plunge headlong back into the dark ages.

McCain feels like doing something, anything on the rumors of chemical warfare, that he hasn't considered the alternative. And Sharia medicine is far worse than secular-dictator illness.

IRS....bloated, over-funded, and criminal

During a recent audit of the IRS, it was discovered that $49million was spent by IRS bureaucrats on 220 conferences over just 3 years. Among the very serious learning activities were the lamest parodies you've ever seen of Star Trek and Gilligan's Island. In addition "team building" exercises such as office line dancing lessons were paid for by tax payers.

Why do government employees need to attend conferences anyway? Their jobs consist of following exhaustively written manuals, slacking off, and intimidating tax payers....and all of it with little or no oversight.

Despite the rampant, disturbing scandals and epic waste of money, is there anybody naive enough to think that congress will reign in that bloated, over-funded agency? Congressman of both parties need as much of your money as they can wring out of you in order to buy votes and the IRS gets it for them. They won't stop the theft of taxpayer money, they'll just talk about stopping it during election season.