Monday, July 30, 2012

@MittRomney vs biased Brit Media

The Brit Media that bashed Romney during his recent visit to the UK is the same biased media that bashed the entire US within one week of Al Qaeda's attack on September 11, 2001. Charlotte Raven, on the leftwing Guardian, wrote an anti-American diatribe on September 17, 2001, less than 1 week after the attack:

"A bully with a bloody nose is still a bully"

Many will have woken up on Wednesday with that combination of emotions. Some were more "ha" than sorrow, but most had the proportions right and none should be accused of inhumanity. If anti-Americanism has been seized, temporarily, by forces that have done dreadful things in its name, there is no reason for its adherents to retreat from its basic precepts.
Raven's logorrhea was so over the top that she was even denounced by her fellow socialists on the World Socialist Web Site:

"Anti-Americanism: The “anti-imperialism” of fools"

In the first place, the September 11 tragedy was not “a bloody nose,” it was a catastrophe. Thousands of people were incinerated instantly when the airplanes hit the buildings, thousands more died when tons of rubble collapsed on them. Anyone who was emotionally unaffected by the terror and suffering experienced by tens of thousands as a result of this attack has no right to call himself or herself a socialist.

Hence, British socialists can't suppress their knee-jerk über-xenophobia when it comes to despising the US.

The BBC was the network that stacked a studio audience with anti-American weirdos who verbally abused Bill Clinton's former ambassador to the UK, Phil Lader, on a Question Time program aired on September 13, 2001, just two days after the attack:

Mr Lader had been attempting to express his sadness over the attacks when a number of audience members had shouted him down to voice their anti-US opinions. Mr Lader had looked close to tears.

Since these Brits were attacking a Democrat appointee, Lader, they couldn't hide behind their typical rationalization that they just hate Republicans, in general, or GWBush, in particular, as evidenced by  Guardian (a mainstream paper equivalent to the New York Times or Washington Post) nasty editorial cartoons depicting Bush as a monkey and any European leader who supported him as a dog:

Even more specifically, the Brits hate both Jewish Americans and/or the US/Israeli alliance, as evidenced by whatever brand of anti-Semitism this Guardian cartoon is communicating:

The Brits are just rabid, nasty hatemongers with no sense of tact or decorum. Having these hideous monsters lecture anyone about proper manners is a joke orders of magnitude more hilarious than anything Benny Hill ever conceived.

I love Sununu's defense of Romney on Hannity's radio show, stating that it stands to reason that the Brits were unhappy since: "they were expecting another pussy....[dramatic pause] that they got from Obama's apology tour."

Killing bin Laden #SomeBodyElseMadeThatHappen

@ChrisLehane , Democrat strategist, gave a 3 word response to Larry Kudlow's query of Obama's foreign policy strength :"Usama bin Laden".

I would response with a 5 word response: "Somebody else made that happen", primarily, George W. Bush, who reorganized the dysfunctional intel structure from the debacle he inherited:

"Obama gave no credit whatsoever to the intelligence infrastructure the Bush administration set up that is being hailed from the left and right as setting in motion the operation that got Bin Laden. It rubbed Bush the wrong way."
Bush spokesman David Sherzer said Bush "appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight."
Associates familiar with his thinking say Bush does not believe Obama or his handlers wanted to exploit his presence. But the tag-team idea "was for the benefit of Obama and Obama withheld credit from people Bush believes deserved it," a source said.

Additionally, all Obama managed to do in Iraq was snatch defeat from the jaws of victory after tremendous sacrifice of American blood and treasure:

when [Obama] became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded. Al-Qaeda in Iraq had been routed, driven to humiliating defeat by an Anbar Awakening of Sunnis fighting side-by-side with the infidel Americans. Even more remarkably, the Shiite militias had been taken down, with American backing, by the forces of Shiite prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. They crushed the Sadr militias from Basra to Sadr City.
He blew it. Negotiations, such as they were, finally collapsed last month. There is no agreement, no partnership. As of December 31, the American military presence in Iraq will be liquidated.

#Obamacare is NOT free health care!!!!

Hour 3 in Beck's radio show (it's behind a firewall and costs $) cites Opie and Anthony trying to convince an interlocutor that Obamacare does NOT equal free health care and doesn't lower cost, either.

To listen to Opie and Anthony for free, the Obamacare shtick occurs at 3:13:30

Opie and Anthony reminds people that Obama isn't giving people health care insurance, he's forcing people to BUY health care and if you don't, the IRS will fine you.

Or, as Redd Foxx would say, "You big dummy!"

A less cuss infused macro/big picture explanation comes from the CATO institute:

Nor should we forget that across the country there are people who are not being hired or, worse, are being laid off, because employers cannot afford the cost of insurance, especially since Obamacare has not only failed to curb rising insurance costs, it has already added 2–3 percent to premium prices. These unemployed workers are more of the unseen victims of Obamacare.

This is a lesson that goes well beyond Obamacare. Politicians often act as though government programs are cost free. President Obama, in particular, seems to believe that government intervention comes without any down side. Regulations do only good. Taxes don’t harm anyone — except maybe a few rich people, and they don’t count anyway. But there are always costs and unexpected consequences. Those costs and consequences may not be as easily seen as the goodies that government distributes, but they are no less real.
Or as another great economist, Milton Friedman, put it two hundred years after Bastiat, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
And a more detailed/numbers oriented explanation from Dr. Roth:

Already, the Congressional Budget Office is estimating at least 4 million will not comply and be hit with fines by 2016. According to William Douglass MD 3 million of them will be middle class. He reminds us that a family of 4 making under $120,000 will all be forced to pay a fine of $1,000 each – 2.5% of income, $695 minimum if they refuse to pay.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Is @BarackObama un- or anti- American?

This post's title came from Charles Murray's American Enterprise Institute blog:

That brings me back to the creepiness of it all. It is as if a Dutch politician—an intelligent, well-meaning Dutch politician—were somehow running for the American presidency, but bringing with him the Rawlsian, social-democratic ethos that, in the Netherlands, is the natural way to talk about a properly run society. We would listen to him and say to ourselves, “He doesn’t get this country.” That’s the thing about Obama. Time and again, he does things and says things that are un-American. Not evil. Not anti-American. Just un-American.
Not to be persnickety, but John Rawls was, unfortunately, an American philosopher. Indeed, Rawls was Ayn Rand's  bête noire  (or, one of them, at least, along with Kant, Hegel, Marx, etc etc). In her book: Philosophy: Who Needs It

Rand denounces John Rawls' work: "A Theory of Justice":

This obscenely evil theory proposes to subordinate man's nature and mind to the desires (including the envy), not merely of the lowest human specimens, but of the lowest non-existents [...] demand "equal results" regardless of unequal causes, and who propose to alter metaphysical facts by the power of whims and guns [...] Rawls is easier to defeat -- particularly in this country [USA], which is the living monument to a diametrically opposite philosophy (he would have had a better chance in Europe [as Murray intimates above]).  If there is any spirit of rebellion on American campuses (and elsewhere), here is an evil to rebel against, to rebel intellectually, righteously, intransigently:  any hint, touch, smell, or trial balloon of A Theory of Justice and of the egalitarian movement. If rational men do not rebel, the egalitarians will succeed.  Succeed in establishing a world  of shoddy equality and brotherly stagnation? No -- but this is not their purpose.  Just as Kant's purpose was to corrupt  and paralyze man's mind, so the egalitarians' purpose is to shackle and paralyze the men of ability (even at the price of destroying the world).

Dinesh D'Souza follows along Murray's line of attack and asserts that the dream Obama inherited from Barack Sr was a foreign anti-colonial dream. Obama simply transferred his father's animus from the UK to the US.

From Glenn Beck 's interview of D'Souza:

D’SOUZA: An interesting way to get at this is to ask what is Obama’s dream. Is it the American dream? Is it Martin Luther King’s dream? And the beauty is we don’t have to guess. Obama tells us himself in his book. You pick it up: Dreams From My Father[...]
D’SOUZA: Right. I’m not writing about my father’s dreams. I’m writing about the dream I got from my father. And who was Barack Obama, Sr.? Once we look at this and once we look a little more closely at him and some of the things he’s written, by the way, which are not well known, he wrote an interesting article in the East Africa Journal in 1965 about African socialism. He lays out a bunch of themes. He talks, for example, about what’s the ideal rate of taxation, what is the highest permissible rate of taxation.
GLENN: You’ll love this, America.
D’SOUZA: And he comes to an interesting conclusion: 100%. Now, 100% taxation. Now, you might say this is crazy, what rational person. But look at the anticolonialist premise. The anticolonialist premise is that the rich guys got rich by ripping off the poor. So Glenn, if I got rich by coming to your house and stealing your furniture, what tax rate should be put on me? It’s not my stuff. I’ve taken it from you unjustly.
GLENN: Right.
D’SOUZA: So no limit to, you can come and get it all back.
GLENN: Right. Now listen, if you, if you want to look at Barack Obama and make sense of his policies, you cannot. For instance, last week the federal government okayed a billion dollar loan to Mexico to drill for oil in the Gulf where we have where we’ve stopped drilling. Why are we loaning them a billion dollars to drill where we can’t? Deep sea, I told you this about five months ago. We’ve made a gigantic loan to Brazil so they can go and do deep sea drilling off the coast of Brazil. What was it, twice as deep as what we had a problem with? And we shut down all of our oil rigs? Now, why would we take our money and give it to Brazil and give it to Mexico to do the things that we are telling that a president is telling us is too dangerous for the environment to do?
D’SOUZA: This is absolutely critical and in fact I think even Obama’s own supporters are misunderstanding him. They think he’s a conventional liberal. They think he a he like Al Gore: He thinks the planet is too hot, he thinks that energy consumption for the world is too high, he wants to decrease it across the board. But then we see no, he doesn’t. He wants to decrease energy consumption by us while increasing energy availability and consumption by them. In other words, he wants to decrease the wealth of the colonizers, the rich West, and increase the availability of wealth and energy. That’s why he proposes huge global transfers of wealth from the wealthy west to the rest. So this anticolonial key opens the lock.

#Nobama2012 vs. Basic Grammar

This privately funded ABC Schoolhouse Rock video instructs viewers on the basic concept of pronouns: "Pronouns were meant to take the place of a noun", and reminds people that said pronouns should match in form the noun they replace:

I suppose Obama only listened to the very end where the narrator communistically declares: "What's ours is theirs, that's how it is with friends"

So, let us parse the sentence: “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”  and compare it to the Obama rationalization alleging that the pronoun "that" refers to the plural nouns "roads and bridges", versus the singular noun, "business".

As Webster's points out, "that" is the singular pronoun versus "those" is the plural form. Hence, if Obama, grammatically speaking, was referring to the plural nouns of "roads and bridges", he would have substituted a pronoun of plural parallel form, namely "those". Conversely, if Obama was referencing the noun of singular form, "business" (which he most Marxistly was), he would substitute a pronoun of singular form, "that". Q.E.D.

General Patton Loved Dressage

Before ABC became a Communist network (teasing, only slightly) they used to be a pro-American, patriotic station that aired pro-US docu-dramas, one of which, Miracle of the White Stallions (1963), described how General George Patton saved the Lipizzaner horses during WWII.

This would make sense, since before Patton was assigned to mechanized cavalry (tanks), he had been assigned to the horse cavalry:

After engaging in Brian Ross level of investigative journalism, aka, conducting a desultory internet search, I've decided to call Patton a Republican due to an alleged quote that he may or may not have made:

"Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician."
Admittedly, his ancestors fought for the wrong side in the US Civil War (boo hiss...aka for Jeff Davis) and thus, he might have been a Democrat, but I'll assume that he was a Republican, instead, for my ideological purposes of asserting that Patton served in a long line of awesome Republicans who preferred horses over donkeys, such as General Grant:

Theodore Roosevelt:

and, of course, the awesomest of all, Ronald Reagan:

I think that Democrats are monomaniacally obsessed with hating horses, since their stupid mascot mammal is a stupid donkey from Inside the Apple Friday, January 15, 2010 post "Thomas Nast's Democratic Donkey":

Democrats keep on repeating the false meme that the Romneys took a $77K tax deduction on their dressage horse, whilst Slate (left of center publication) has debunked this:

The Romneys reported $77,731 in "passive losses" related to their investment in Rob Rom Enterprises, but of that their account only deemed $50 to be actually eligible for deduction

The Romneys took a $77K loss, versus a deduction, minor detail, silly donkeys.

Additionally, the Romneys are subsidizing the US Olympic Team, which is completely privately funded, versus most countries who receive tax payer backing.

Lastly, as Neil Cavuto pointed out, Ann Romney uses  horse therapy for her MS, so leave her and her horse alone, silly donkeys.

#IStandWithBachmann vs @SenJohnMcCain and @CAIRNational and @AC360

Rep Michelle Bachmann is fighting off attacks from the DNC media and RINOs, but still has a few vocal supporters from the remnant of the VRWC on radio and blogs: both  Mark Levin and  Rush Limbaugh:

She's Hillary Clinton's whatever top level aides, Huma Abedin, also married to Weiner.
Her name was Huma Weiner, really, married to Anthony Weiner, the disgraced sex-crazed congressman from New York. So her real name is Huma Weiner. But Huma's mother is best friends with the wife of the new Muslim Brotherhood president Egypt, and there is essentially a Muslim sisterhood that she's a member of, and Huma's father was also likewise involved. So Michele Bachmann and others have written a letter to the State Department wanting some clarification and wanting an investigation because the Muslim Brotherhood is not what they are portrayed to be. The Muslim Brotherhood is not the -- what's the best way to put this? They're not the good Mafia. The Muslim Brotherhood's being portrayed as a bunch of secularist, mainstream, nonradical, and Andy says, no, they're not, they are right down the middle as radical as anybody else in jihad. So it's a legitimate request from Michele Bachmann.

and Breitbart

These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis, and no merit. And they need to stop now.”

Oh, really? Bachmann had sent a 16-page letter to Keith Ellison, the only Muslim congressman, outlining her concerns:

“The concerns about the foreign influence of immediate family members is such a concern to the U.S. Government that it includes these factors as potentially disqualifying conditions for obtaining a security clearance, which undoubtedly Ms. Abedin has had to obtain to function in her position. For us to raise issues about a highly-based U.S. Government official with known immediate family connections to foreign extremist organizations is not a question of singling out Ms. Abedin. In fact, these questions are raised by the U.S. Government of anyone seeking a security clearance.”

This is absolutely correct. Abedin’s father, Syed Z. Abedin, founded the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, an organization supported by the Muslim World League, a Brotherhood organization. Her mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abedin, is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood.

 Andrew McCarthy, author of "The Grand Jihad":

The Arizonan took to the Senate floor this week to lambaste five conservative members of the House who, unlike McCain, are actually serious about addressing threats the Brotherhood poses to American interests. McCain’s bipartisan “Islamic democracy” promoters seem content to keep burning through taxpayer trillions until the Brotherhood is finally running every government in the Middle East. To the contrary, the House conservatives — Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Tom Rooney (Fla.), and Lynn Westmorland (Ga.) — have concluded that the Brotherhood needs to be regarded as the serious anti-American business that it is.

Robert Spencer author of "Stealth Jihad"

From Spencer in above interview: McCain complains that she doesn't have any evidence, but she's calling for an investigation to either confirm or deny the existence of any evidence. Hence, it's a Catch 22.

Pamela Geller:

McCain is cavalier, lax and sloppy with the facts about the greatest threat facing our nation. Bachmann should be lauded and applauded. And Congress should be pressing for the prosecution of Muslim Brotherhood groups named as such in the captured internal document released during the Holy Land Foundation trial.

  Glenn Beck:

 We asked numerous questions of the federal government because a letter was sent ‑‑ well, let me just back up. After the Fort Hood tragedy, a report was issued that said the real problem in our government is that we are not teaching FBI agents or our military to recognize radical Islam. So that’s what we need to do. We need to teach about it. Well, in response to that, 50 ‑‑ over 50 Muslim organizations wrote a letter requesting that the White House start a task force to stop that from happening. Five days after the White House got this letter, this October 19th letter ‑‑ and people can see it on my website, or maybe you have it on The Blaze ‑‑ five days after the White House got this letter from the 50 Muslim groups, they started the purge of the federal government.

Indeed, there was reaching across the aisle, bipartisan support that concluded political correctness was not just a nuisance, but a noose, (as Joe Connor eloquently stated) in Lieberman and Collins on Ft Hood shooting report

We reviewed these communications as part of our investigation, and they informed our conclusion that the attack could have been prevented if DOD had and the FBI had acted sensibly and responsibly based on the evidence they had of Hassan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism.”

Admittedly, one might possibly go from one extreme to another wrt political correctness, e.g. IMAO's shirt:

Somewhat ott, people denounce Eugene McCarthy, although, his purported paranoia was well founded. With the decoding of the KGB Venona memos, it was confirmed that every department in FDR's admin was compromised with Soviet spies:

NARRATOR: Ultimately the code breakers found cover names for more than 300 Americans who spied for the Soviets in World War Two.
HARVEY KLEHR: American counterintelligence was able to identify only about 100 of these Soviet agents.
NARRATOR: But even this incomplete list is remarkable: Harry Dexter White, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, cover name "Lawyer;" Larry Duggan, Chief of the Division of American Republics at the State Department, cover name "Prince;" Lauchlin Currie, Senior Administrative Assistant to President Roosevelt, cover name "Page."
HARVEY KLEHR: There was not a single agency of the American government that the Soviets had not infiltrated, ranging from the OSS—the forerunner of the CIA—to the Justice Department, to the Treasury Department, to the State Department, to all of the wartime defense agencies.
It's SOP to undergo background checks to receive a government security clearance. The background check includes investigating not only the individual's associations, but friends, relatives, and aquaintances associations, as well.

For example, during WWII, the American effort to decode the German engima machine was led by an American of German descent, Joseph Desch, whose wife had dubious relations back in Germany. This led to the US Navy placing a Capt Ralph Meader in Desch's house to spy on him 24/7:

And Desch would successfully design the bombe, which even the British admitted was far superior to what they had.-but at a horrible cost. Due to his German ancestry (he spoke the language fluently and his wife had at least one family member who was a member of the Nazi's party) He was forced to have the hated Captain Meader as his permanent houseguest to keep a eye on him,

As far as the current administration is concerned, Rep Bachmann has a right to be skeptical, since the Obama admin green lit a Green Czar with a red past:

White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after a simmering controversy over his past statements and activism [...]

His one-time involvement with the Bay Area radical group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which had Marxist roots, had also become an issue[...]

@Smokey_Bear vs @USIndianAffiars and @RepGosar

There are two competing theories explaining the increased number of wildfires in the US: 1) Global Warming; 2) stupid hippies. Rep Gosar and his fellow Republicans in the Friday 20 July 2012 US House hearing on Wildfire Risk Reduction, Forest Health Improvement Bills ,  aired on CSPAN , advocate the logical second theory, whilst the Democrats promote the illogical first.

Indeed, as the witnesses testified, there is empirical data that validates the second anti-hippy theory. There are increased wildfires on forest land run by stupid hippies in DC who prevent cattle grazing and timber harvesting (which thus increases the amount of fuel to burn and decreases the water table from more trees sucking up more water). Conversely, there are decreased wildfires on tribal lands controlled by Native American governments who do NOT prevent timber harvesting or cattle grazing.  So, duh, stupid hippies, global warming is NOT causing wildfires.

Both Indians and non-Indians are living on the same planet with the same alleged man-made global warming. Hence, unless the hippies ascribe magical fire suppression powers to Native Americans, it's obvious that the radical enviroMENTAList, anti-agriculture, anti-civilization, anti-human policies result in increased wildfires:

Earth is ill. The virus that invades this planet is human in nature. This strange little creature has an ego that multiples and magnifies its significance. "Persons" think themselves so important they ignore the essence of every other life form

Progressives like to  pretend that they champion Native American philosophies, and sometimes they even like to pretend, for affirmative action benefits, that they are Native Americans, as per Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. However, if actual Native American practices contradict progressives' militantly held beliefs, the libs are more than happy to jettison the former to pursue the latter anti-capitalist agenda.

Admittedly, the heart and soul of Smokey the Bear has been fought over since the beginning of the National Forestry Service between the conservationists, who support humans rationally and sustainably using America's natural resources versus the preservationists, who hate people and want to try to freeze the wilderness' current status quo, which, again, isn't what Native Americans ever did, and isn't humanly, or naturally, possible. Hopefully, in November, the American electorate will vote in some pro-human politicians who will allow more logging roads to built on Federal lands, apparently the only types of roads verboten under this current administration.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Harry S. #Obama "The Buck Stops with You"

Barack Obama, allegedly the smartest man to ever live in the White House, according to ill-informed, toady, leftist academics:

 bungled a Harry S. Truman quote, either deliberately or no:

 "Well, here's what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it's pretty clear to me that I'm responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you,"

Except, that's not Truman's quote, it's "The buck stops here [with Truman]"

President Kardashian further pontificates, with no self-awareness or sense of irony, on the virtues of personal responsibility and non-buck passing:
Ultimately Mr. Romney, I think, is going to have to answer those questions [as opposed to taking Executive Privilege wrt Fast and Furious], because if he aspires to being president one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations [as opposed to blaming President Bush, Tsunamis, ATMs, etc etc etc for all of Obama's problems]

Another non-Trumanesque activity, besides turbo buck passing, is turbo-debt increasing:

Last week the Obama administration reportedly increased the national debt (in inflation-adjusted dollars) more in a mere four days than the administrations of Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower increased it from 1950-1960 — an entire decade.


@PattyMurray and @SenatorDurbin = #JerseyShore cast of US Senate

I'm citing a different metaphor than the one employed by Sen Mitch McConnell today on Sean Hannity's radio show. McConnell compared Democrat Senators Murray and Durbin to Thelma and Louise (not specifying who's Thelma & who's Louise). Along the same lines, Rick McKee spoofed 's anti-Rep Paul Ryan ad by depicting President Kardashian pushing America over the fiscal cliff:

However, McConnell's comparison might be considered slightly rude, since Thelma and Louise were both chicks and Durbin is a dude. Hence, following  up on McConnell's observation that Democrats' unholy governing trinity is  regulation, taxation, and litigation, or RTL, I would offer that Senator Murray is the Snooki of the Senate whilst Sen Durbin is the Situation, since the Dems' RTL, reg, tax, lit, motto is mirrored by the Jersey Shore kids' GTL, gym, tan, laundry.

@BarackObama is a Lying Liar who Lies

Obama asserts that he's currently being outspent in his campaign against Romney, which is a lie, from the left of center CNN:

Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission Friday show President Barack Obama's presidential campaign raised $46 million in June and spent $58 million.
Meanwhile, his Republican challenger Mitt Romney brought in $33 million through his campaign, and spent $27.5 million.

Obama compounds this lie with another lie, asserting that he was outspent in the 2008 campaign against John McCain, from the left of center

Q: Who spent more money on advertising, McCain or Obama?
A: Overall, Obama has outspent McCain by nearly 3-to-1, but in the closing week it’s been closer to 5-to-1.
Obama continues his lying ways with a new ad where Obama lies about Romney directly quoting Obama verbatim, word for word

Just compare Romney's quote of Obama at 0:10 to Obama's original quote at 0:37. They're identical. If you're too lazy to do this, Glenn Beck does the work for you:

Beck then points out that the Obamaites are engaged in 1984 Orwellain Newspeak, where words no longer have any reliable meaning, terms can be bent to advance political objectives, and 2+2=5, if the Dear Leader has so decreed:

Newspeak is the official language of Oceania, scheduled for official adoption around 2050, and designed to make the ideological premises of Ingsoc (Newspeak for English Socialism, the Party’s official political alignment) the only expressible doctrine. Newspeak is engineered to remove even the possibility of rebellious thoughts—the words by which such thoughts might be articulated have been eliminated from the language.

#IStandWithBachmann vs @piersmorgan and @SenJohnMcCain

Morgan loves the fact that Sen McCain fragged his fellow Republican:

MORGAN: People say this week, after they watched you yesterday railing in against Michele Bachmann, we've got John McCain back. This is the guy we [we = Dems, RINOs, and anti-American foreigners]  love most, because he's not just having a go at the president. He's taking on one of his own on a point of principle where everyone agrees with him [No, everyone doesn't agree that the Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular and not a threat to US security]. This was completely out of line, what she did [You, Piers, lying about UK soldiers deployed in the field of combat and trying to get them lynched is completely out of line] .

MORGAN: Would you like Michele Bachmann to apologize? [UK soldiers are still waiting for an apology from you and your hack tabloid staff for besmirching their honor]

 This display of bipartisan, binational weaselness just makes me support Rep Michele Bachmann even more.

Just to remind everyone, Piers Morgan is the same disgraced, unprincipled, dishonorable, slimey lying British "journalist" who was fired over doctored photos he tried to use to smear UK soldiers and get them killed by Al Qaeda terrorists:

Morgan, 39, one of the most controversial tabloid editors of recent times, was dismissed after an afternoon-long board meeting at the Mirror's tower-block headquarters in Canary Wharf, east London.
He was immediately escorted from the building by security staff [...]

The pictures provoked fears that they would endanger the lives of British troops in Basra. After a fortnight of recriminations, demands for an apology reached a climax once the Ministry of Defence declared that they could not have been taken in Iraq.
Col David Black, a former commanding officer of the regiment, said: "It is time the ego of an editor is measured against the life of a soldier."

"Be Not Afraid"

Lyrics from a  post-Vatican II Glory and Praise hymn

And if wicked men insult and hate you
All because of Me
Blessed, blessed are you!

Be not afraid
I go before you always
Come follow Me
and I shall give you rest...

but with scriptural references (Matthew 14:27).

I could try to make this post political by reiterating that Romney is "fighting for the soul of America", and, in that regard, Mitt is paraphrasing Santorum's observation on the campaign trail: 

"Rights come from our creator," Santorum declared. "They are protected by the Constitution of this country. Rights should not and cannot be created by a government because any time a government creates a right, they can take that right away."

In contrast, Obama consistently deletes reference to "Creator" when quoting the Declaration of Independence:

and, like a vampire,  covers up images Jesus when visiting Catholic colleges:

Amidst all of the American flags and presidential seals, there was something missing when President Barack Obama gave an economic speech at Georgetown University this week -- Jesus. The White House asked Georgetown to cover a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name in Gaston Hall, which Obama used for his speech.

@MarkeyMemo vs #LOTR Ents

Apparently, anthropomorphic global warming creates anthropomorphic trees.

Rep Edward Markey (D-MA) stated in the Friday 20 July 2012 US House hearing on Wildfire Risk Reduction, Forest Health Improvement Bills, and I paraphrase only slightly, ( it's  approx 2:01:43 in CSPAN video if you wish to double check)

"Global warming is what's causing the Vermont and New England maple trees to move farther and farther North towards Canada". Really? Markey didn't elaborate as to whether this purported Great Maple Tree Migration was permanent, or just an annual phenomena. Presumably, Massachusetts Board of Tourism and the Mass Maple Producers Assoc will lose money from leaf peeper tourists once all their maple trees head for the Great White North. However, one would expect the lost revenue will be superseded by curiosity seekers wishing to witness  Massachusetts maple tree groves schlepping en masse to New Brunswick.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

#AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter vs @FoxNews Stuart Varney

Obviously, Abraham Lincoln didn't slay all the vampires of his day because, as OWS would insinuate, "Varney the Vampire"  's capitalist blood-sucking spawn currently works on Fox , spouting his "evil" laissez-faire agenda. Conversely, I would point as evidence all the brain dead commie zombie anti-Lincoln books spewing forth from prog printing presses, as per The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. The only way there ever would have been a trial against Lincoln, especially after the photographs of mistreated Union soldiers from Andersonville were published, (the previously linked site ignores the impact the Fort Pillow massacre played on Gen Grant's decision to stop prisoner exchanges), would have been if the KKK had won the Civil War, Stephen Carter, you stupid Democrat, copperhead, slavery-apologist. Democrats are lucky Republicans didn't pour boiling oil and vats of acid on all of their stupid predecessors' anti-American treasonous saboteurs:

Custom House workers prepared bombs, employees of the Bank Note Company readied vats of sulfuric acid to pour on the rioters, and a warship lay anchored off of Wall Street ready to unleash its cannons if rioters attacked the city’s financial institutions.

Stupid Democrats lost a war that they started. Get over it, already, and stop with your stupid revisionist, anti-Lincoln malarkey.

@BrianRoss and @ABC News vs Tea Party

Glenn Beck on his radio show yesterday applied the same standard of ABC's  "investigative reporting" of the Colorado shooting to Brian Ross. Beck conducted an internet search with Ross' name and various nefarious deeds and discovered: "ABC’s Brian Ross arrested for murder, sexual related charges"

Glenn said, “I’m talking to the Brian Ross at ABC News. What you should do, Brian, is not worry about being first. Not worry about your political agenda. What you should do is be accurate. That’s something that they used to teach in journalism schools.”
“Everybody makes a mistake. But I believe, I believe we would fire somebody who would do what you just did,” he said.

Admittedly, ABC eventually publicly apologized for their journalistic malfeasance, but has yet to personally apologize to the individual they smeared.

“What kind of idiot makes that kind of statement?” Holmes told TheDC. “Really, seriously, how do we take a journalist seriously when it’s pretty clear they really haven’t done any sort of check on their facts?”

The libertarian Reason folks perhaps understandably had their sarcasm detectors turned off:

The conservative muckraking site, after criticizing Ross and interviewing the man he recklessly accused on live television of being the possible trigger man on a grisly mass murder, ran with a story that Holmes "could be a registered Democrat." Or not; the site later concluded that "the suspect may, in fact, not have been registered to vote."

It's obvious  that Brietbart was hopelessly trying to install a sense of empathy into the DNC media. How would Democrats appreciate it if their political party was prejudged and smeared by opponents after every act of violence? The implied rhetorical question obviously didn't register with Matt Welch at Reason, who  continued with a calling down a pox on all  houses:

Politicizing tragedy with thinly sourced and even baseless speculation appears to be a permanent feature of our media age.

However, the perpetrators of the above biased reporting are almost exclusively from the DNC media, whose mantras are "the personal is political" and  "never let a crisis go to waste". When the facts are eventually discovered, acts of violence typically have been conducted by either  Obama supporters, such as the Occupy Wall Streeters planned bombing of Ohio bridges, or the prof who was denied tenure and went on a shooting spree:
A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.

or else the perpetrators are completely crazy, as in the Giffords' case. However, the DNC media have neither an understanding of ethics as purported professional journalists, nor an understanding of empathy as personal human beings to cease and desist their preemptive prejudicial smear campaigns, especially if they serve to further their greater ideological agenda, such as gun control:

The most deadly guns are whichever ones crazy bastards point at innocent people.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"ACA Mandate Wasn't a Progressive Idea"

Libs have tried to employ Jedi mind tricks to convince Conservatives to accept Obamacare/ACA's mandate by citing its purported pedigree from the Heritage foundation:

The mandate is fundamentally a conservative idea – it was originated by The Heritage Foundation, the premier conservative think tank. The reason the Republicans are against it now is not policy, but politics: their need to defeat President Obama.

Tea Partiers don't care if Obamacare originated from people wearing red ties or blue ties; with Rs or Ds or LMNOPs after their names; and don't care what type of mammal they choose as their mascot. We don't want our elected representatives to pass laws to find out what's in them, as per Nancy Pelosi, and don't appreciate having legislation driven down our throats, as per the DNC's labor union comrades:

“Without Nancy Pelosi health care wouldn’t have happened…We stuck together and we got a historic victory and drove it down the Republican’s throat and out their backsides”

Tea Partiers don't appreciate spineless RINOs who go along to get along just to keep their parking spaces and perquisites. Tea Partiers want representatives who believe in the US Constitution and desire to protect  individual liberty and freedom. Finally, Tea Partiers are incensed at elected officials, regardless of party affiliation, who abuse their public office for private gain.

Church of @Scientology vs @TheDemocrats and @NBCNews

I'm not a scientologist, but I respect Americans' 1st Amendment right to religious freedom. NBC's Rock Center hyperventilates over Scientologists allegedly stalking their critics:

However, NBC is strangely silent over Democrats engaging in equivalent alleged Saul Alinsky behavior, to their ideological opponents, including stalking and harassing family members at their home:

Just another example of selective faux outrage from the DNC media.

Of course, one may complain that the above comparison is apples to oranges, religious to secular. Just focusing on the hypocrisy that some religions are more equal than other in leftwing news reporting, I couldn't find any recent reports filed from NBC on the fate of Iranian Pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who is sentenced to death for apostasy. Obviously, being killed for leaving one's religion is orders of magnitude more harrowing than having nerds video tape you, but there is nary a word from the self righteous pontificators at NBC. Even CNN managed to find time to run a story on Nadarkhani's plight, though, not surprisingly, the HuffandPuffers ended up blaming the messenger:

"Apostasy is the most egregious of Islamic crimes." --Pamela Geller

One common allegation the two have advanced together is that Islam prescribes a death penalty for apostasy. They cite real-life troubling accounts of people (e.g. Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani) punished for converting from Islam to another religion. This issue is real and undeniably must be addressed, but on this point let it be clear that there is nothing contained within the Holy Quran -- the highest authoritative source in Islam -- that sanctions any punishment for apostasy.

The Quran contains at least 10 verses about those who leave Islam, none of which sanction death in response. Exemplifying the Quran's principles, the Prophet Muhammad never ordered any person to be killed for apostasy. In fact, in his peace treaty with Meccans, his acceptance of the condition that any Muslim recanting their faith be allowed to return to Mecca unharmed demonstrates that no punishment exists for apostasy, as he would never accept anything that went against the sharia.

However, in fairness, the HuffandPuffer finally admits that Geller didn't invent her quote out of thin air and was simply paraphrasing recognized Islamic scholars.

The oft-cited proponent of radical interpretations of Islam is the influential cleric and founder of the Pakistani political party Jamaat-e-Islami, Abul Ala Maududi, who wrote, "In our domain we neither allow any Muslim to change his religion nor allow any other religion to propagate its faith." He believed the Quran's injunction that there can be no compulsion in religion did not apply to Muslims, who must be compelled to remain a Muslim. Sadly, present-day scholars (e.g., Dr. Bilal Philips) continue to advance this preposterous theory
 Of course it goes without saying that neither Tom Cruise, nor any other Scientologist, is running for president. Most of the leftwing media were virtually silent on Obama's purported religious mentor, Wright, back in 2008. One would think NBC could find some air time to investigate the background of the Democrat candidate for president for this election, especially if they can find time to editorialize on the Republican candidate's religion, as per Lawrence O'Donnell's rant:

Mormonism was created by a guy in Upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. 48 wives later Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go along with it, which Mitt Romney says he believes.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ginger Rogers, tap-dancing Republican

Ginger Rogers, like all awesome people, was a life-long Republican.

I'm not certain if TCM was passive aggressively dissing Ginger Rogers either this year or last by not scheduling any Ginger Rogers' movies for the centenary of her July 16, 1911 birthday, choosing instead, to schedule Roy Rogers' films. If so, the joke was on them, since Roy his wife, Dale, were also conservative Christians and regular guests on TBN. The imdb bio described Ginger as a "radical right-wing Republican", though I've never seen them describe any artist as "radical left wing commies":

She was a radical right-wing Republican, a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a Christian Scientist and a vocal supporter of the Hollywood blacklist.

Actually, I believe that her Mother supported the blacklist and Ginger simply didn't throw her Mother under the bus to further her career. This is in stark contrast to modern celebrities such as Brad Pitt, for instance, from Hollie McKay's July 11, 2012 article: "CELEBRITY NEWS
EXCLUSIVE: Jon Voight defends Brad Pitt’s mom after she gets death threats for penning anti-Obama letter to the editor"

"A rep for Brad Pitt, an avid supporter of President Obama, did not respond for further comment. Jane Pitt declined further comment when we attempted to reach her.
Brad’s brother Doug also defended his mother earlier this week during an appearance on the 'Today Show.'"

Also, in contrast to today's űber-partisan, petulant, spiteful celebrities, Rogers would support the efforts of members of the opposition party, for example, helping former President Harry Truman break ground of his Presidential Library:

Lastly, I find it a bit odd that Get TV's birthday greeting bio of Ginger ignores the minor detail that she won an Oscar, but only includes the fact that she's Lucille Ball's cousin:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

@AmbJohnBolton and Jeane Kirkpatrick vs. @UN

Before there was the awesomeness of John Bolton, there was the awesomeness of Jeane Kirkpatrick. Peter Collier's new book on former US Ambassador to the UN, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Political Woman, was reviewed on booktv. Collier asserted that one of Kirkpatrick's legacies is that she removed the "Kick Me" sign from the US's back.  However, it seems, according to Dick Morris's new book, Screwed, that delineates a list of horrible UN agreements back room deals which attack our Constitution & Bill of Rights, the "Kick Me" sign has been firmly reattached to America's back.

Collier pointed out that when Kirkpatrick first entered the UN, the US (& Israel) was continuously being outmaneuvered & outvoted. Jeane, allegedly, introduced Chicago style pay to play type politics to establish a correlation between US foreign aid & recipient countries' voting records. Jeane, allegedly, hung a photo of Mayor Daley Sr. in her office to remind her staff that she wasn't going to allow the US to continue being treated like a gullible little kid who hands out free cookies to everyone, assuming that their buying goodwill, when they're just being played for suckers. Unfortunately, her style of foreign diplomacy doesn't seem to have become the norm over at Foggy Bottom, as per Pakistan, Egypt, etc etc etc.

Collier asserts that Kirkpatrick was only monomaniacally fixated at defeating the USSR's Red menace & never pivoted at the end of the Cold War to perceive that Green might be the new Red, either from a proposed Islamic Caliphate, as Glenn Beck proposes:

Or the Environmentalist extremist Green=New Red:

Foster and Perez urged the conference’s participants to consider socialism as the only viable solution to the climate emergency.
or as per UN Law of the Sea Treaty:

Thirty-one senators signed on to a letter by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) opposing ratification of the United Nations’ Law of the Sea Treaty, potentially dooming the pact that opponents say compromises U.S. sovereignty
Part of the motivation is that the ChiComs think that they own the world & thus they don't respect their neighbors' territorial claims, as per map:

(Off topic, the ChiComs' rather imperialist view of geography might explain why the PRC kidnapped US airmen in the beginning of GWBush's admin, even though, according to international vs Chinese law, the US plane was flying in international airspace.)

Even some Democrats acknowledge that China's eyes are bigger than its stomach with its overreach of territorial claims:

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday said that China’s claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) exceeded what was permitted by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos -- or, more accurately, Law of Sea Treaty or LOST, as in our sovereignty & rights) as the Obama administration began a new push to join the 30-year-old treaty.

Regardless, in order to placate everybody, the UN has decided that the US & other countries should relinquish our off shore drilling profits to the UN which they will dole out, as they see fit, to various tyrants & dictators, presumably to engage in anti-American & anti-Israeli activities. Why having the US surrender more of its sovereignty is somehow going to convince the ChiComs to stop trying to annex all of the Western Pacific isn't clearly explained:

The International Seabed Authority (ISA), a global body located in Kingston, Jamaica, would have the power to regulate 70% of the earth’s surface, placing seabed mining, fishing rights, and deep-sea oil exploration under the control of a global bureaucracy.

Of course, it's quite possible that all three factions could combine to form a Red/Green/Green Alliance against US interests, with their organizing principle being knee-jerk-anti-Americanism, or, to come full circle, the "Blame America First" crowd denounced by the Eternally Awesome Jeanne Kirkpatrick:
They said that saving Grenada from terror and totalitarianism was the wrong thing to do - they didn't blame Cuba or the communists for threatening American students and murdering Grenadians - they blamed the United States instead.

But then, somehow, they always blame America first.

When our Marines, sent to Lebanon on a multinational peacekeeping mission with the consent of the United States Congress, were murdered in their sleep, the "blame America first crowd" didn't blame the terrorists who murdered the Marines, they blamed the United States.

But then they always blame America first.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

@USArmy Fashion Critique or berets are stupid looking regardless of whatever @NBCNews says

NBC's Rock Center show ran a snarky story attacking Fox and Friends for attacking the tackiness of USOC berets. Obviously, the comrades at People's Cube shares F and F's disdain for the USOC's dorky berets, as all left-minded as well as right-minded people understand that berets are the most hideous looking headgear humanly imaginable.

NBC justified their snark attack because the US Army also wears ugly berets. However, imho, this is no justification at all. The US Army also used to wear powdered wigs & knee britches, which are also dorky looking by modern standards.

First and foremost, a beret combines the inconvenient bulkiness of a wheel cap with the inherent ugliness of a beret.

One of the best things the USAF did for women is get rid of its dorky berets in favor of the flight cap (no ill will towards poor Airman West, who looks remarkably like Jodie Foster's long lost cousin):

Everyone looked better in a garrison cap:

or flight cap (though, why they're apparently wearing their covers inside, I don't know):

and as stated before, everybody looks stupid in a beret, regardless of race, religion, or place of national origin:

Whether wearing the beret, or trying to finding a place to stow it when uncovered, the beret looks plain stupid. For example, stowing beret under the  shoulder strap looks stupid:

Conversely, a flight cap can be flattened and conveniently stowed under one's belt, without looking like a dork:

34. When not worn, stow the flight cap _______. (17.6.3.)

A. under the belt between the first and second belt loops (on the wearer's left side for men)

B. under the belt between the first and second belt loops (on either side for women)

C. under the belt between the second and third belt loops and folded over the belt

*D. both A and B

In conclusion, berets are still stupid looking, regardless of the race, religion, or place of national origin of whomever wears them and the US Army should revert back to their old garrison caps.

 Even John Wayne couldn't pull off a beret, so what hope is there for the rest of us?

Friday, July 13, 2012

In Praise of John Updike, William Penn, & @Starbucks

I was forced to read John Updike's Centaur in high school and wasn't inspired to read any of his other works voluntarily. However, after a thumbnail sketch bio by Peter Collier in the 7-8 July Wall Street Journal, I feel guilty since it seems that Updike was one of the few American literati who didn't assume knee-jerk anti-Americanism during the Vietnam War. He still sounds like a self absorbed heathen:
he discusses growing up in Shillington, Pa., as a solitary boy striving somewhat pathetically for acceptance but always aware that he was "a literary spy within average, public-school, supermarket America" and later as a young adult in Ipswich, Mass., where he was "a stag of sorts in our herd of housewife-does . . . greedy for my quota of life's pleasures, a distracted, mediocre father and worse husband."
but at least he wasn't a Bolshevik.

In the same issue, Updike's original homestate, the hippy would be utopia of Penn's Woods:

William Penn, the Quaker founder -- way in the background, landing in Pennsylvania

seems to be honored with an oblique homage in a new children's book, The World's Greatest Lion. In the review:
Zamba struggled to safety and, in this picture-book version of events, led all the other lost and confused animals to the refuge of an enormous tree. "Animals that in nature would have been predator and prey now walked side by side, all finding shelter," we read. The lion doesn't quite lie down with the lamb here, but he does have a rest with ostriches and giraffes."
Similarly to having lions lay down with lambs, Starbucks seems to desire elephants hanging out with donkeys in their new Indivisible campaign.  At first, I thought that it was simply some Left/RINO/No-Labels sabotage effort to defang the Tea Parties.  Indeed, Indivisible's tumbler page seems to validate this assumption. However, after perusing the #stoprush hash tag on twitter, I ran across irate Lefties lobbying Starbucks to boycott Limbaugh's show.  Hence, Starbucks' could simply be acting out of capitalistic self-interest, which makes me esteem them all that much more & greatly increases the probability that I'll fork over some of my hard earned dough for a cup of their jo.