“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, October 31, 2013

From girl to cartoon in 37 seconds

This is why women have an unrealistic expectations of appearance. I'd be willing to bet that there isn't even 1 out of 100 advertisement images that aren't dramatically photoshopped. I blame the fashion and cosmetic industries that claim to be all about the empowerment and independence of women as they are, not as they are expected to be by men. But men expect women to look like this too. I mean we see the same advertisements they do.

Still, this model, now unrecognizable as herself, is virtually a cartoon by the time the shop artist is finished with her. And everything about her is believably rendered except for her alien-like anime' eyes. That's a give away.


Halloween teaching moment

Never pass up a teaching opportunity with your kids. You don't have to actually take their candy away, just present them with a "what-if" scenario, that should do the trick. Then explain how that translates into the policies of the modern democrat party.

Finally, tell them you have to take their bag away for a minute to check all their candy for razor blades, needles, and drugs as you pilfer through it for the candy you want for yourself. ;-)

Hat tip to Hotair.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Suburban encroachment has consequences

I'm certainly no environmentalist in general, but I have to agree with the sentiment of this poster. It was inevitable that suburban sprawl would result in negative encounters between wild animals and humans....and it's the fault of the humans not the animals.

This is why I express little or no sympathy (that is if I'm not cheering for the animals outright) when people wind up injured or dead in an encounter with a wild animal.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Entitlements", with few exceptions, are really just handouts

We should stop calling Welfare, Food-stamps, Section-8 housing, etc., entitlements. That word implies that those receiving them are entitled to them, simply by being poor. They are not. Every penny that the government gives to one citizen has been taken by force from the citizen who first earned it. In what collectivist fantasy is anybody entitled to what others have earned?  

Included on the list of entitlement programs are VA benefits and Social Security benefits.....THESE are entitlements because the citizens receiving them paid for them. They are entitled to receive them.

We should call hand out programs what they are.....HANDOUTS. At most those who receive handouts are fortunate to receive charity from those who earned that money and for which they should be eternally thankful.

Obama exposed as a liar, but we already knew that

Most of us knew it all along, but now the Obama regime is having to admit that they planned for as many as 75% of Americans being kicked off their current insurance plans. That means that every time Obama stood on the podium and read off the teleprompter, "If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan.", he was lying and knew he was lying. 

What does that say about the contempt and disdain a President has for the little people over whom he rules, that he would repeatedly lie to our faces? Among specific flaws of his, it demonstrates the collectively, democrats, specifically Pelosi and Reid, are piece-of-shit liars too, as are all politicians who voted for the ACA. 

I wonder how many Americans will remain willfully stupid enough to vote democrat again in 2014 and 2016? Plenty, I'm sure.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Chickens come home to roost for idiot Obamacare voters

An idiot Californian who voted for Obama in part because of his Obamacare promise, found out the hard way what that vote meant when her healthcare bill went up by 50%. Here she encapsulates the mindset of typical democrat voters by whining, 

"I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it". 

That's right sweetie, voting democrat is all good as long as somebody else picks up the tab. Now live with it, moron!

The American police state under Obama

This is Audrey Hudson, a Washington Times reporter who wrote a half dozen articles, rightly disparaging of the TSA's air marshal program. A few days ago at 4:30 in the morning, Home.Sec. thugs in full combat gear stormed into the Maryland house she shares with her husband, with a warrant to search for unregistered firearms and a potato gun. There were no firearms or potato gun, but what they did find were 5 files on the TSA and her personal notes on the air marshals, which they left with after terrorizing the couple by holding them by force in their own kitchen while they ransacked their home. 

This was a clear intimidation signal to other reporters to cool it with the criticism of the TSA or this could happen to them too. What kind of police state do we live in that the federal government can have armed police storm the home of, and terrify a reporter because they don't like what she reported?

Obamacare website company rife with corruption

What do you get when you combine corruption, hubris, cronyism with a dash of affirmative action? Why the Obama administration's business plan for doing everything. Read this and become enraged at what our government has become......

From Moonbattery --
Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.
Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kidswas applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998
George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.
As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account.

There is little worse than a government that steals hundreds of millions from the people it claims to represent, showers its friends with it, then lies about having done so. 

Why was a task as large as the Obamacare website on a no-bid contract? For no other reason than Michelle wanted it to go to her Princeton classmate. 

Why didn't Kathleen Sebelius review bids from other companies much more capable of building a website for a fraction of the cost? For no reason other than Obama told her not to so Michelle's pal could get all that money. 
Why did George Schindler suddenly become an Obama donor after the contract award? Because that's how quid-pro-quo in DC works, I give you taxpayer money under the pretense of a government contract with the clear but unspoken understanding that you give some of it back to me under the pretense of campaign donations.  

Mileage tax.....spying or a good idea?

Several states, for now, are considering a mileage tax that the federal government would levy based on information sent to it via a little black box attached to your car. The idea is that the more you use the highways and bridges the more you should pay for its upkeep.

This proposal has made for some strange bedfellows. It seems the environmentalists, as well as the Libertarians, are on board with this idea.

The federal gas tax of 18.5cents/gallon would be rescinded and then motorists would pay for only how much they drive. The eco crowd likes it because it encourages people to drive less, while the Libertarians like me support it because it replaces the heavy-handed federal gas tax with what amounts to a consumption tax. The less you drive the less you pay.

The one caveat I would have would be that the box cannot report all kinds of personal tracking and speed data to some massive federal bureaucracy staffed with hundreds of overpaid dicks who're looking for a reason to keep up with my activities. The mileage data would have to be limited to mileage alone, nothing else.

In face an agency wouldn't even have to exist for this to work. They could just have the GPS boxes report to one computer and the monthy tax bill be sent out automatically. They could hire one nerd to keep the computer running, no bureaucratic behemoth to fund. That way, all the money actually goes to roads and bridges and not the administrative costs of paying bureaucrats to have lavish conventions in Hawaii.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Obama feminizes the Marines

With no money left to spend on training or even bullets for their guns, apparently the Marines have just enough left in the budget to change uniform covers(hats) to something that looks like a French street cop or something equally ridiculous(new hats on the right in the pic).

Ostensibly to make marine men resemble as closely as possible, marine women, the Obama administration is spending $8 Million to change the style of the covers.

Of course the feminization of the US military to make them a joke and therefore less threatening to the world, is the ultimate goal of the Obama administration. Given the sickening political correctness of the generals and idiotic policies such as gender-neutral uniforms, it'll be a miracle of the military can accomplish anything on the field of battle worthwhile.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

IRS confirmed as the most corrupt agency in government

The most corrupt and incompetent government agency, the IRS, admitted this week that it had issued over $132 Billion in fraudulent payments under the Earned Income Tax Credit program, over the last 10 years.

As you know the EITC handout program is designed to encourage low-income workers to stay employed by giving them a handout larger than their refund would ordinarily be. The "thinking" goes that low income workers could actually make more money being straight-up on welfare and other handout programs than being employed, so why not just give them more of other peoples' money than they deserve up front so we can keep the welfare enrollment appearing lower.

In other words, the EITC is just another government welfare program to take money from those who earn it and issue it to those who didn't. IRS officials stated that they have no plans to change anything about the fraudulent payments or attempt to stop them because doing so might in one or two cases cause somebody to not receive a payment they deserve.

That the Obama administration is putting this bumbling, corrupt agency in charge of Obamacare subsidies and penalties is telling. Obama doesn't care about affordable coverage for the poor. All he cares about is getting as much of the US economy under the tyrannical boot of the behemoth government as he can.

Ed Shultz unwittingly outs MSNBC viewers as morons

Ed Shultz might be the worst person in the world. He's a hateful, lying, union lapdog. How he got on TV is anybody's guess, that is until you see the results of a poll question on his show. But then that's about what I would expect from a viewership that keeps this asshole, Rachel Maddow, and Al Sharpton on the tube.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Australians don't care about Pitbull

Heh heh, Pitbull and Ke$ha had to cancel their Australian tour because nobody was buying tickets. Good for Australia! It's too bad Americans collectively don't have a similarly discerning ear for crap.

When I raise one later tonight, like these beer wenches, I'll be toasting Australia, and beer wenches.....OY!

Where'd all that Obamacare website money go?

$634 Million for the Obamacare website and it has been, and continues to be the biggest catastrophe of a website roll-out in Internet history, by far. But where did all that money go?

Apparently, Obama didn't even hire an American company to do it, they're Canadian......

From Frontpagemag.org -- HHS is by far the single largest federal contractor of CGI, showering it with $645 million in contracts. The Defense Department pays the Canadian company $254 million, the EPA $58 million and the Justice Department $36 million.

Any first year computer science major could design a functioning website for Obamacare, in 6 months, for $10,000. 

For what website services did those other agencies require such outlays? I'd like to see a compete item-by-item accounting of services performed by this company who under Obama alone sucked up $1.4 Billion in taxpayer money. By comparison, this company only received $16.5 Million during Bush's 8 years. 

Where's the GAO and other government watchdog groups to oversee and prevent this sort of wasting of taxpayers' money? 

Once Obama is gone, I anticipate we're going to be shocked at the level of corruption, graft, and malfeasance that will have been hallmarks of the Obama/Jarret presidency.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Food stamp recipients by county

As you know participation in the federal food-stamp program has skyrocketed under Obama.....by design according to the Cloward/Piven strategy which Obama seems to be implementing at break-neck speed. He's even recruiting Mexican's, IN MEXICO, to come here and climb aboard the gravy train. Further, we are told by the verminous media that we should be glad that our tax dollars are feeding hungry children, 50% of whom they claim don't get enough food each day. I don't buy it, it's just the media propping up Obama's plans to have every American on some form of government program by the time he leaves office by making dependence as easy as pushing a button.

If you want to know how many people in your county are getting how much money in food-stamps, paid for by the money the government takes away from you at the point of a gun, have a look at this Slate article". Just plug in your area code or city and it'll give you all the stats you need.

Monday, October 14, 2013

EBT parasites virtually loot two Wal-Mart stores

In Mansfield, Louisiana over the weekend, the Xerox company, which manages that state's EBT card program, had a glitch which essentially removed any limits on the amount indigent shoppers could put on their tax-payer funded goody-bag cards. Obviously, when derelicts are given unlimited access to other peoples' stuff, they grab as much as they can. Like piranhas, shoppers stripped two different Wal-Mart stores bare in minutes before workers figured out what was happening.

When the stores did call the government hotline, they were told to let the shoppers use the cards anyway. That's just great!

But the government doesn't care how much of our money these parasites spend, as long as they can reliably get the media to blame the mistake on republicans....and the treacherous media doesn't need much convincing to do that.

Bob Costas mistakes SNF for a political talk show

Sanctimonious jackass Bob Costas used halftime of SNF last night to preach about how offensive the name "Redskins" is, despite 90% of Native Americans polled nationally, have no problem with it. Guilty white busy-bodies like Bob have to manufacture offenses in order to force others to bend to their politically correct wills. It gives them a sense of power over people.

Roger Goodell and SNF advitizers should pay attention to viewership on Sunday nights. If people want to be preached to, they'll go to church and when Costas comes on they'll change the channel.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Only the dimmest of intellects care what celebrities think

Obama wants to use Hollywood's sanctimonious, celebrity half-wits to promote Obamacare to the dumb masses......

From Deadline.com -- Will Obamacare become plot fodder for CBS’Hostages and Under The Dome? A $500,000 grant awarded this week to USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood Health & Society program certainly suggests it’s a possibility. In the latest push to get Tinseltown to promote President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the decade-old program has received the money from the private California Endowment to give Hollywood producers, writers and execs details about the newly launched health insurance initiative. 

Only a cretin would get his information solely from watching episodic, entertainment television, but then I just described most Obama voters didn't I? 

I enjoy being mindlessly entertained by the overpaid jesters on TV as much as anybody, but when I even sniff a political message on a show, it's the last time I ever watch it. It's bad enough when the actors lecture the rest of America about how we should live our lives and what opinions we should have, but when they do that as part of their shows or movies, I refuse to support that with viewership. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Obama assumes role of parent to nation's youth

The US Postal Service is having to destroy the entire first run of stamps promoting Michelle Obama's insufferable "Let's Move" campaign. Apparently the Obama's weren't too happy with all the kids on the stamps being white(except the one playing basketball.....hilariously, he looks a tad darker than the rest to me). And as they listed in the press release, at least 5 of the kids are performing activities without the proper safety gear approved by the authorities---soccer without shin guards, skateboarding without elbow and knee pads, baseball without batting helmet, balancing on a slippery rock without helmet, I guess, and doing a cannonball dive.

What protective gear would one wear to do a cannonball? I don't know which pools your kids swim in, but where I grew up, if you got caught wearing protective gear in the pool, your friends would try to drown you  for being a pussy.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Apparently American adults are stupid

166,000 adults in 20 countries were tested in basic problem solving skills such as tip calculation, e-mail sorting, and car mileage. The dumb US adult population scored dismally compared to other first-world countries. 

I would have predicted this very outcome 100 times out of 100. What else would you expect from a population, many of whom regard the government paternally, is obsessed with stupid celebrities, and elected not once but twice, an utterly unaccomplished community organizer as President? 

Of course, the world knew we were a nation of drooling, mouth-breathing idiots even before we were tested.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

John Kerry looks like an aging lesbian

John Kerry took Obama's place at the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit today, presumably so Obama could stay home and shoo veterans away from their memorials.

Kerry's primary mission is to reassure the Chinese and Japanese that the US fully intends to honor it's enormous debt to these two countries as the debt ceiling will have been reached by next Thursday the 17th. The US can either raise the debt ceiling or print some more money, devaluing what we have already. Neither is a good option for our creditors as the value of the bonds they hold will drop as well.

China holds trillions of dollars in US debt. If you were China and you wanted face-to-face reassurances of US credit-worthiness, would what looks like an aging lesbian dancing around in that shirt really be all that reassuring?

President Deplorable

Today on the "closed" national mall there is an SEIU-sponsored illegal-alien demonstration so illegals can complain about how badly they're treated. Boo frickin' hoo! 

Obama is allowing people whose first act in this country was to spit on our laws, to use the closed park, but elderly veterans who've traveled across the country to visit their fallen brothers at war memorials are being chased away by verminous park-service rangers. 

But I guess you democrats are A-OK with this since having voted for a black guy lets you sleep smugly at night without guilt for being born white. 

I'd like for somebody to make the case, and with a straight face, that Obama isn't the most corrupt, lying, despicable goon that ever held public office.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Jerry Brown commits state suicide

The idiot governor of moribund California just signed that state's death warrant by officially making all of California a sanctuary state for illegal aliens. He's already started a mass exodus of businesses by raising taxes to pay for union labor contracts and immigrant entitlement programs. Who's going to pay for the flood of illegals that will overwhelm that state's public services? 

I'll give you one guess, the rest of the country will pay for it. California will need bailing out in just a few short years and all Americans will be on the financial hook for their lunacy. 

If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor.....
If you cross into China illegally, you are considered a spy and you get prison time.....
If you cross into Germany illegally, you get a hefty fine, work it off or pay it off, then get deported.....
If you cross into England illegally, you immediately get arrested then deported.....
If you cross into Iran illegally, you are detained indefinitely.....
But if you cross the US border illegally you get at the expense of others......

1. A drivers license
2. A social security card
3. Welfare
4. Food stamps
5. Free health care

6. Free education
7. Free breakfast and lunch for your kids
8. A license to practice law if you want one
9. And if ACORN can work it, voter registration

What kind of President?

First Obama arbitrarily closed open-air monuments and cemeteries in France to visitors. Then he pointlessly closed the road to Lake Meade, effectively preventing an elderly couple from accessing their home. Then he shut down the Amber Alert system, evidently hoping a child would be abducted, raped, and murdered so he and the despicable media could blame it on republicans. Now, he's even closed the ocean around Florida's Biscayne Bay.

Because the Bay is technically a national park, NPS officers have been told to prevent any boats from using the 1,100 square miles of open ocean for fishing or recreation. Seriously?

What kind of deplorable man would do this to his own people just to score political points with the media?

Good grief what a horrible person Obama is!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Media pulling out all the stops to promote Obamacare sign-up

Heh heh, how pathetic is it that on the day when all 310 million of us are supposed to log on to the Obamacare exchange sites and happily buy insurance from our paternal government, the lapdog media could only find one kid who actually did it. And then that kid, Chad Henderson from Flintstone, Ga, turns out to be an Organized For Action volunteer. (OFA is an organization that mobilizes the young and stupid for Obama)

More hilariously, Chad never actually bought a policy. He looked at them, but he didn't actually buy one. So to demonstrate how wonderful Obamacare is, the media could only find one kid who attempted it and even he didn't buy anything.

Giant Chinese hornet, possibly worse than killer bees

This is the giant Chinese hornet or Vespa mandarinia. In three villages, it has killed in three years, 41 people and injured like 1,600. This terrifying hornet is highly aggressive and uses a large black tooth on the front of its mandible to burrow into the victim and inject its toxic venom. The venom is extremely potent and kills flesh leaving huge holes in the flesh, and destroys red blood cells so quickly that if the victim is attacked by multiple hornets, enough venom might be injected so that the kidneys and liver can fail, that is if the victim survives the anaphylactic shock from the venom's toxicity.

Good grief! I have an elevated sensitivity to normal yellow-jacket stings. I can't imagine living in a part of the world where this was an environmental threat. My skin is crawling just thinking about these things in my yard.

Mesa, Az parents affected by the desert heat apparently

This is how absurd the zero-tolerance, anti-gun hysteria at US schools has gotten. In Mesa, Az. a uniformed police officer dropped his daughter off at school and some deranged, hysterical parents evidently were terrified that he had a gun on his hip. The moron that serves as the principal actually called the officer and asked him not to wear his uniform on school grounds again.

If you're terrified of a school shooting, isn't a police officer in uniform the BEST thing you can imagine being at your school every morning?

No doubt the principal also called all the violent lunatics in town and asked them not to bring guns to the elementary school, just to be fair.

If this guy shows up at your kid's school, wouldn't you want an armed police officer there?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Muslims' self-esteem hit hard by shutdown

Of NASA's 18,000 employees, 17,500 were deemed non-essential and were furloughed during the shutdown. The remaining 500 work on the Space Station project keeping astronauts alive.....I'd say that was essential.

What did the rest do, work on Obama's Muslim Outreach Program to make Muslims feel good about their entirely imaginary historical contributions to math, science, medicine, literature, the arts, philosophy, technology, architecture, engineering, etc.? Muslims' self-esteem must be suffering now that no NASA personnel are available to lie to them about their usefulness to the world.

I think we can do without those 17,000 people on the payroll. In the embarrassing absence of a flight program, NASA has but three jobs to do in my opinion, 500 for keeping people alive on the ISS, 75 for running the Space Camp in Huntsville, and like 6 or 7 for keeping an eye out for aliens.....so that's 582 people that are doing anything worthwhile over at NASA these days. 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Railroaded toward a collectivist oligarchy

Fed up reader David had this to offer this morning:

"The Fed government is partially shut down. First, despite warnings of the sky falling, I doubt few will notice. In a way I'm glad for the shut down. I think it demonstrates just how f#cked up our politicians are. I mean they haven't produced a budget in years, they are paralyzed buy their differences so as to be ineffective. I hope the silver lining to the shut down is that they are all voted out of office, republicans and democrats. Really, this is no way to run a country.

Oh, and I was sick listening to all the talk about the affordable healthcare act. The first words out of their mouths were the admission that no one knew how much it was going to cost. And then they would quickly shift to talks of federal subsidies for those with need, WTF! If it's so affordable why all the talk about subsidies? I was sick with anger at the stupidity of all the reporters as they talked about this. Is it just me or do people really not see what's going on?"


My good friend Dave has a right to be pissed. The Tea Party sees what's going on in 20/20 vision, but the vast majority of Obama voters do not. The media know, but they view themselves as part of the elite ruling class, above the burdened daily lives of the vast unwashed underclass to which we belong. And they have too much professionally invested in the perceived success of the first black President to dare question his motives or even the disastrous outcomes. 

The quisling American media are unembarrassed by their support of European-style collectivism being imposed on the US, so they'll support Obama no matter what he does and blame intransigent Tea Party republicans for anything that goes wrong. 

Regular reader Isaac asked simply, "Where is John Galt"?

Where is our John Galt, where indeed?