“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Green energy, as useful as perpetual-motion machines

A few years ago Google pandered to the environmental kooks who believe that man has anything to do with the global climate from one century to the next, by promising to power its new data center with solar power.

Well this week they wisely pulled the plug(literally) on it's doomed "green energy" program after they realized the stupid solar panels failed to even come close to meeting their electricity demands.

Google gave it the old college try, but like all green energy pipe dreams, they only work when the government props up the industry with massive infusions of money taken from tax payers. Green energy might be self-sustaining 50 years from now, but for now it's too inefficient and unprofitable to survive on its own.

Just like green energy morons of today, there were perpetual-motion machine morons in the Middle Ages, and the fallacies of belief in each are similar: you can get some energy from the sun and wind just as you can theoretically design a machine the moves forever without input(assuming no energy loss from friction or sound), as the one in the image below. The problem with each is apparent however, when you try to harvest any energy from it.

You quickly realize that the energy required to keep it going is greater than any energy you can gain from it for use elsewhere.

Perpetual motion and green energy are fun ideas to toss around, but from a practicality standpoint, they are basically useless.

In Ferguson last night, a good time was had by all

Here's how denizens of Ferguson peacefully and maturely expressed their disappointment with the grand jury last night.
After all, one cannot reverently mourn the loss of a friend and properly exercise his right of free speech and assembly without his pants down and a few looted bottles of hooch, now can one?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Living under the increasingly oppressive thumb of government

You don't think we live under the tyrannical thumb of our paternalistic government? The Obama administration is releasing it's "Federal Unified Agenda" on the eve of Thanksgiving, containing 3,415 new regulations that will be imposed on the people. One of the worst is a redefinition of "waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act. It'll give the unaccountable thugs at the EPA virtually unlimited power to regulate even a damp spot on your driveway where you washed your car if they want to. 

This is the 5th time Obama has released the new regulations on the eve of a major holiday when nobody's paying attention. So much for transparency. 

I'll be shocked, SHOCKED, if any future republican president or congress repeals any of this. After all, regulations concentrate power in Washington and that's always good for politicians of either party. 

Rudy sets off a firestorm on Sunday

Rudy Giuliani was opining on the Ferguson situation on one of the Sunday talk shows and he said this in response to the black guest who claimed that white cops were targeting black neighborhoods unfairly:

"White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other."

He's 100% right, but black activists don't want to confront that uncomfortable truth because it would mean accepting responsibility for the sorry state of black culture in America. It's far easier, and sometimes more lucrative, to just blame the "racist" cops for your problems.

Kid shows gun, kid gets shot by cops......there's trouble in Cleveland

In Cleveland, police responded to a call stating that a kid was waving a "probably fake" gun around(just like the one above) a play ground and scaring everybody. When they ordered the boy to put his hands up, he reached for the gun in his waistband instead, and was shot twice. The kid died from his wounds. The officers were a 12 year veteran and a 1st year rookie.

Turns out the "gun" was an airsoft BB gun and the kid had removed the orange safety tip.

In defense of the police, the kid shouldn't have reached for his very real looking gun when told to put his hands up.

In defense of the kid, maybe the police could have handled it differently since the 911 caller stated twice that the gun was "probably fake" and the officers said the kid never threatened or brandished the gun. I mean why put two in his chest? Wouldn't one in the shoulder, thigh, or foot do the trick?

Of course Cleveland is about to erupt just like Ferguson as residents believe it's open season on black youths. But cops mistakenly shooting black kids is the exception, of the blacks who get murdered every year in the US, 93% are killed by other blacks. Cops killing a black kid unjustifiably almost never happens.

These communities won't do anything about black-on-black homicide because it would mean taking responsibility for themselves and their actions, while it's easy to blame cops for their extremely rare mistakes.

If the information we have is complete and accurate, these cops should of handled this situation differently, but the thug/gang culture in the black community probably led to this kid running around with a BB gun, pretending it was real. Both bear responsibility for his death.

UPDATE: So all the information is in and it turns out that the cops weren't told the gun was probably fake and they gave the kid, who appeared to them to be 20yo, 3 chances to raise his hands. He reached for his gun instead. So my revised assessment now is that the cops were totally within the purview of their jobs to shoot.

Exit question: what kind of parents let their dumb kid run around terrifying the public with a very real looking toy gun?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Another brilliant Hitler video, this time lampooning Herr Gruber

These Hitler memes are priceless. Today, Hitler learns that Field Marshal Gruber spilled the beans about the Obamacare deception......hilarious!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Once again, feminists show they are totally and utterly devoid of humor of any kind

This is British astrophysicist Matt Taylor, who chose(poorly, yet hilariously) this shirt when he appeared on TV to discuss the Rosetta mission that landed a probe on that comet earlier this week. Predictably in this day and age, his wardrobe caused a firestorm of hate from groups of fragile, paranoid women who got the vapors at the mere public suggestion of male attraction to the opposite gender, because to them, all men are potential rapists or something.
So what? He's a brilliant and harmless nerd who likes retro-stylized, pin-up-calendar depictions of boobs. Why not just make some jokes at his expense? Is the hate and a coerced teary, public apology(left image) really necessary for delicate feminists to feel vindicated and victorious over despicable men?

Friday, November 14, 2014

America practices Muslim outreach while the Europeans go to infinity and beyond

This is comet 67P if you dropped it outside LA(hopefully on Kim and Kanye's house). The Europeans plopped a probe on this thing as it flew around at 40,000 mph, 10 times further away from Earth as Mars.....on the first try.
I don't even want to contemplate the math and engineering on that one. The only more impressive accomplishment in space was putting a man on the moon and we did that in 1969, 45 years ago.
While NASA was spending its budget making Muslims feel good about their imaginary contributions to the advancement of western civilization, the Europeans were seeking definitive answers as to the origins of the universe, in ways we've only imagined. 
My only question is, why didn't we, the US, land a probe on a comet? 

What's the last really great thing America did?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Minneapolis schools, all kids are equal, but some are more equal than others

There are 32,000 kids enrolled in Minneapolis schools, 70% of which are non-white, and kids of color account for 10 times as many suspensions as whites. As a result of pressure from Obama's justice department, there's a new suspension policy in town......instead of expecting black kids to behave better, all non-violent suspensions of minority kids must be approved personally by the superintendent. White kids can still be suspended at will.

Eventually when the suspensions for violence by black kids continue to vastly outnumber the suspensions for violence by white kids, they'll amend the rule to: only violence by white kids will be punished with suspensions.

This is Bernadeia Johnson, the smug troll who'll be overseeing the imposition of "equality" on the justifiably terrified white kids in Minneapolis.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Obama's two most damaging XO's

Apparently Obama has given the republicans a rough deadline of Jan 1 to put a comprehensive immigration reform bill on his desk or he's issuing an executive order(XO), effectively granting blanket amnesty to the 11-20 million illegals here, not to mention the millions who'll invade the border in the years after. 

In addition to his I-Don't-Give-A-Shit lame-duck status XO's, DC democrats want him to go ahead and use the XO to increase the federal minimum wage to at least $10.10. 

By law, any future president can rescind an XO from a former president, but I'd wager there isn't a republican in the bunch of contenders that has the guts to take away either from the people after we've lived with them for the better part of two years. 

I don't think Obama cares about criticism in the short term, but he does think that these two executive orders in particular would cement his legacy as the transformational president he wanted to be. 

Friday, November 07, 2014

This isn't exactly news, but it's funny......unless you're the cow

$4.5 Billion in aid to the drug-addled nomads in Pakistan from the US last year and this is who it's going to:
From Khaama.com -- [A group of Taliban militants were captured by local residents in northeastern Badakhshan province while they were having sex with a cow.
According to local security officials, the militants were caught by villagers of Farghmanj in Jorm district on Monday.]
Seriously? A cow? Perhaps if the cows were to wear the hijab, Taliban would find them less appealing.

Where did the Ebola crisis go?

What happened to the Ebola hysteria sweeping every news broadcast, PTA meeting, and water-cooler conversation in America?
Oh yeah, despite the delirious national media's fervent desire that it be so, there's no Ebola here, nor is there likely to be any.
Heh heh, what a country of Chicken-Little's we are, sprinting from one media-hyped, mostly-imaginary crisis to the next, without once stopping to look up and see if the sky is actually falling.

Can the GOP win over the coming Hispanic voting wave?

So even if Obama initiates Executive Amnesty, these numbers suggest it might not be the electoral apocalypse republicans think it would be. The conventional wisdom is that if Obama legalizes 11-20 million illegals living here in the US with work visas, and a pathway to citizenship, but no immediate voting privileges, the democrats would almost immediately declare that "in the US there can be no caste system here, no subclass of people, and that these new "citizens" should have conferred upon them, immediate and full voting rights.

Democrats assume that they would never lose another election with that many Hispanics voting democrat. But not so fast my friend, that's only true if Hispanics do indeed vote democrat, but two governor's races showed otherwise.

David Purdue (R) Georgia and Greg Abbot (R) Texas, both anti-amnesty candidates, won their governorships with better than 40% Hispanic votes going their way.

If and when Obama confers citizenship on these people, the GOP had better create an economic environment that is friendly to entrepreneurship and financial independence among all citizens or else the democrats will seduce them onto the government welfare roles the way they've done the African-American minority.....an abyss of dependence that is difficult if not impossible to climb out of once mired in it.

This would mean rolling back hundreds of business-strangling regulations imposed by mincing bureaucrats working for Obama. I wonder if republicans have the stomach for the media backlash that will come if they start dismantling the Obama welfare state? I doubt it.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

GOP has nowhere to hide for the next two years

The good news is the republicans have the Senate now and an even bigger majority in the House. The bad news is they no longer have Harry Reid to blame for their incompetence. They'll have to send some good bills featuring new ideas to Obama and force him to veto them.
I won't be holding my breath. Boehner and McConnell don't exactly instill me with confidence.