Thursday, April 30, 2009

The fairy tale continues in the "Enchanted Forest"

Communists love big government

April 28 (Bloomberg) -- The United Auto Workers union’s retiree health-care fund will own 55 percent of Chrysler LLC ...

The union’s equity in Chrysler is valued at $4.2 billion. If it can sell the shares for more, the Treasury would get the difference, one of the people said.

Separately yesterday, General Motors Corp. said it will be at least half owned by the U.S. government ...

More here:

Hmmmm. So the UAW (union) will own Chrysler (mostly) and the government will own most of GM and part of Chrysler. This gives the federal government huge stakes in those companies and puts the government in competition with Ford. I wonder what the government will do to Ford.

Something tells me Ford is about to be fined huge amounts of money for violating some government rule. Yes, I'll bet we are about to learn that Ford is somehow violating all kinds of rules. Tsk Tsk.

Oh, woe is us. Who could have foreseen a conflict of interest when the government starts competing with private businesses? Nobody could have seen this coming. It's a bolt from the blue.

The funniest part is how the Democrats love big government and the founding fathers did not. It's as if the Democrats are diametrically opposed to the founders. It's as if the founders knew there would be people like Democrats in the future so, to defend freedom against them, they wrote the Constitution.

The Democrats tricked them though, they just ignore the Constitution ... "What do you mean 'limited government'? What do you mean 'specific enumerated powers'"?

Help, Navy Seals, HELP!!!!

From my friend, Kevin, in email.

Why the majority should never "rule."

Majority rule is a precious, sacred thing worth dying for. But—like other precious, sacred things, such as the home and the family—it’s not only worth dying for; it can make you wish you were dead.

Imagine if all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stonewashed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on the shelves at the library. And—since women are a majority of the population—we’d all be married to Mel Gibson.

P.J. O’Rourke

Found it at LGF:

Friday Pins

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Friday Presidents

16. ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1861-1865

Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it."

Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union. The Civil War had begun.

The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life:

"I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families--second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks.... My father ... removed from Kentucky to ... Indiana, in my eighth year.... It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up.... Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher ... but that was all."

Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences, and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War, spent eight years in the Illinois legislature, and rode the circuit of courts for many years. His law partner said of him, "His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest."

He married Mary Todd, and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator. He lost the election, but in debating with Douglas he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.

As President, he built the Republican Party into a strong national organization. Further, he rallied most of the northern Democrats to the Union cause. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

Lincoln never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Lincoln won re-election in 1864, as Union military triumphs heralded an end to the war. In his planning for peace, the President was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion.

The spirit that guided him was clearly that of his Second Inaugural Address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds.... "

On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln's death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died. From here:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

100 Days Down...

One Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty-Two to go.

Please help ban fox hunting in Wyoming

As one local congressman said " These guys are just to sly to catch breaking any game violations, and who knows your chickens could be next when the rabbits are all gone."

It's probably just a coincidence.

In the [Rochester, NY] census[14] of 2000, there were 219,773 people (206,759 estimated as of 2007[15]), 88,999 households, and 47,169 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,132.9 people per square mile (2,368.3/km²). There were 99,789 housing units at an average density of 2,784.7/sq mi (1,075.3/km²). The racial makeup was 48.30% White, 38.55% African American, 0.47% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.58% from other races, and 3.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.75% of the population. Ancestries include: German (10.9%), Italian (10.0%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.8%), and Polish (2.7%).

I'm not sure who's perpetuating the stereotype here- the media or the patrons- but please, let's stop, k?

The Klown is now apathetic about Israel

( Democratic Senator Barack Obama won 77-78 percent of the Jewish vote, according to exit polls, continuing the trend of three previous elections. Republican Senator John McCain won only 22 percent of the Jewish vote. More here:

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that almost 80%? They voted for the candidate that was supported by Hamas. They vote for Democrats who are trying to bring down freedom and capitalism.

The Klown used to be a huge supporter of Israel and the Jews but if they aren't going to help then screw them. I think my attitude is about to turn 180 degrees.

In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry won 74 percent of the Jewish vote, and Al Gore won 70 percent of the vote in 2000.

Way to go, idiots.

Braying jackass

I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role, a more important role, to play there. The United States very desperately needs a two-party system. That's the basis of politics in America. I'm afraid we are becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party with so little representation of the northeast or in the middle atlantic. I think as a governmental matter, it is very important to have a check and balance. That's a very important principle in the operation of our government. In the constitution on separation of powers.

This is what I love about libs ... their "principles." To me, a "principle is a belief or value from which you never stray. To a lib, principles are "living and breathing." ... you know ... the same way they view the US Constitution. That way, when it serves their political purpose, they just change their principles.

Anyway, this is no big deal. This jackass voted with the libs all the time anyway.

From here:

Dog does good "play dead" trick

Found it at Bits and Pieces:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Health care?

Auntie Em, It's a Twister

Tinker Bell has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked up the six-pound Chihuahua and tossed her out of sight.

Dorothy(Irony) and Lavern Utley credit a pet psychic for guiding them on Monday to a wooded area nearly a mile from where 8-month-old Tinker Bell had been last seen. The brown long-haired dog was dirty and hungry but otherwise OK.

The Utleys, of Rochester, had set up an outdoor display Saturday at a flea market in Waterford Township, 25 miles northwest of Detroit. Tinker Bell was standing on their platform trailer when she was swept away.

Dorothy Utley tells The Detroit News that her cherished pet "just went wild" upon seeing her.

Why is that when you have a dog under ten pounds, they have to have some stupid cutesy name like Tinker bell. Now I love animals, and don't think any of them(except snakes) should be hurt in any way. But damn that must have been one of the funniest sights, a dog flying through the air.

Look kids, the Statue of Liberty

The White House has been forced to apologise after one of President Barack Obama's official planes flew low over the Statue of Liberty, causing panic among New Yorkers.

Officials said the Boeing 747 - one of the aircraft designated as Air Force One when the President is on board - and an F-16 fighter jet escort were taking part in a photo opportunity.

But office workers panicked and fled their buildings as the image of two planes near the World Trade Center site brought back memories of the September 11 terror attacks.

Mr Obama was not on board the 747 at the time and was reportedly "furious" about the incident.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticised the federal government and his own administration for failing to warn the public.

"The good news is it was nothing more than an inconsiderate, badly conceived and insensitive photo op with the taxpayers' money," he said.

"They should know how sensitive people would be if they had low-flying planes down around the World Trade Centre site."

Mr Bloomberg blamed a breakdown in communications, saying he would have protested had he known in advance.

Louis Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, said he approved the mission and took responsibility for the decision.

"While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it's clear that the mission created confusion and disruption, he said.

"I apologise and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."

Employees at the New York Mercantile Exchange, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch were among those who left their buildings, while hundreds of others called the 911 emergency line.

They may have informed the proper authorities, but for some reason it was kept quiet from the general public. What, did they think people would not noticed a giant 747 flying over the city? Did they think people had forgotten about a little thing called 9/11? Call me a crazy crack pot conspiracy theorist, but something doesn't smell right about this.

Considering that someone in the White House knew and approved this "Photo op", don't you think that at some point (before it happened) the President would have found out about it and said something. And why would Caldera think this was a good idea in the first place. I mean if someone wanted a picture of the Statue of Liberty, go to any shop in Times Square and pic up a postcard for less than a dollar.

Divorce agreement

THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY WELL PUT AND I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT'S BY A YOUNG PERSON, A STUDENT!!! WHATEVER HE RUNS FOR, I'LL VOTE FOR HIM. Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way. Here is a model se paration agreement:Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood . You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values... You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill. We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find. You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World. We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot.. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag. Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years. Sincerely,John J. WallLaw Student and an AmericanP.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.

Portrait of the Klown as a young man

Found it at Bits and Pieces:

Monday, April 27, 2009

Talk about a bull market

I especially like the music they chose.

Evil Klown on vacation

The Klown has stuff going on. I shall be taking a few days off. If you're lucky, perhaps some of the other authors will take up some of the slack.

Oh yeah - that's a good one, genius

Found it at Bits and Pieces:

Tidbit - Just in case you missed it

For those who didn't read last Friday's Presidents post, this is about Buchanan/Lincoln.

Sectional strife rose to such a pitch in 1860 that the Democratic Party split into northern and southern wings, each nominating its own candidate for the Presidency. Consequently, when the Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln, it was a foregone conclusion that he would be elected even though his name appeared on no southern ballot. Rather than accept a Republican administration, the southern "fire-eaters" advocated secession.

Did you know that President Lincoln wasn't on any southern ballots? I didn't.

The end of GE & NBC ?

The hostility between Fox News Channel and MSNBC reached a fever pitch Wednesday when a Fox producer infiltrated the GE shareholders meeting.

Just before GE re-elected board members, company brass were hit with questions from shareholders critical of an alleged leftward political slant at MSNBC. "Leftward slant?" Excuse me, did Karl Marx have a "leftward slant?"

But one of those questions came from Jesse Waters, a producer on "The O'Reilly Factor" whose criticisms were cut short when his microphone was cut off, according to several attendees. Waters apparently did not publicly identify himself as a Fox employee.

Waters has built a reputation as an ambush interviewer, specializing in on-the-street confrontations. But this is arguably the boldest move by a Fox newsie to utilize the tactic inside their chief rival's tent, as it were.

O'Reilly and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann have been involved in a running feud for several years, but the pissing match between the two has of late started to envelope other parts of the News Corp. and GE empires.

GE pointed out that Waters had Fox News cameras waiting outside the Orlando meeting.

Attendees who spoke to THR said shareholders asked about 10 politically charged questions concerning MSNBC as well as one about CNBC.

First up was a woman asking about a reported meeting in which Immelt and NBC Uni CEO Jeff Zucker supposedly told top CNBC executives and talent to be less critical of President Obama and his policies.

Immelt acknowledged a meeting took place but said no one at CNBC was told what to say or not to say about politics.

During the woman's follow-up question, her microphone was apparently cut off. A short time later, Waters asked a question and his mic was cut, too.

"The crowd was very upset with MSNBC because of its leftward tilt," one attendee said. "Some former employees said they were embarrassed by it."

When he got the floor, Waters focused his question about MSNBC on Olbermann's interview of actress Janeane Garofalo, who likened conservatives to racists and spoke of "the limbic brain inside a right-winger."

"He (Waters) was complaining that Olbermann didn't bother to challenge her," another GE shareholder said.

Immelt told the assembled he takes a hands-off approach to what is reported on the company's news networks, which prompted a shareholder to criticize him for not managing NBC Uni more effectively. More here:

Perhaps you didn't know that NBC, and MSNBC were owned by General Electric. Every time you buy a GE product you are promoting this crap. Every time you buy a product that is advertised on NBC/MSNBC you are contributing money to the leftist cause.

Here's a list of some of their larger advertisers ... just in case you are about to buy something but you have an easy alternative.




Red Bull

BlackBerry - (Research In Motion)


Miller Lite








I found them here with all their contact (phone/email) info.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

And I thought Myrtle Beach was slow

And yet the government wonders why we have tea parties.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bush=Idiot Obama=Genius

If former President George W. Bush made a spelling error in a written reply to a piece of fan mail, would press outlets have covered for him or pointed it out?

This question is raised by a letter published at the Chicago Sun-Times Tuesday in which President Barack Obama thanked a concerned citizen for giving him advice on stopping smoking.

The only problem is it appears Obama wrote "advise" not advice (images right and below courtesy Chicago Sun-Times, h/t NBer Pross):

More at Newsbusters:

By the way, have you heard about this endlessly? Have you heard it on every possible channel, day in a day out -- every hour on the hour? Have you heard about it at all? No? Gee, that's funny.

No, no, leftists only sir -- sir -- SIR!!

We insist on screwing up, give us $$

One day after The New York Times received five Pulitzer Prizes, The New York Times Company said in its 2009 First-Quarter conference call that total revenue had declined 18.6 percent. The company's debt at the end of the quarter totaled $1.3 billion. More here:

Ha ha - this would be funny except for one thing ... the communists are going to make you pay for it. Yes, they want to do whatever they want to do -- which usually includes ignoring the laws of economics -- and then make the responsible people pay for it. These communist jackasses are fucking our country sideways and they keep charging the capitalists for it. Funny how they're going to try to bail out their comrades and apologists in the media, who are going broke faster than a drunken liberal -- yet -- they want to shut down capitalist radio. Isn't that funny? You know -- like California decided to increase its spending by 40% over the last five years and take care of every illegal alien, single parent, etc -- and then come to the federal government (me) to bail their communist asses out.

The reason we have federalism is so that different states can try different things and see if they are successful or if they fail. This is the way normal people learn -- and, more importantly, how the lesson sticks for generations. Now federalism is gone. If the communists vote their people in and they, quite predictably go broke, they just come to the capitalists to make everything better -- for a while. What I'd like to know is, where, in the Constitution, is the authority for the federal government to take my money for bullshit like this? The part I like best is, while they're stealing your money, they call you a greedy capitalist and spit on you.

Lots of cool pics of the Tea Parties

Lots of good pics and good signs. Here's a sample:

The rest at Moonbattery:

Friday Presidents

15. JAMES BUCHANAN 1857-1861

Tall, stately, stiffly formal in the high stock he wore around his jowls, James Buchanan was the only President who never married.

Presiding over a rapidly dividing Nation, Buchanan grasped inadequately the political realities of the time. Relying on constitutional doctrines to close the widening rift over slavery, he failed to understand that the North would not accept constitutional arguments which favored the South. Nor could he realize how sectionalism had realigned political parties: the Democrats split; the Whigs were destroyed, giving rise to the Republicans.

Born into a well-to-do Pennsylvania family in 1791, Buchanan, a graduate of Dickinson College, was gifted as a debater and learned in the law.

He was elected five times to the House of Representatives; then, after an interlude as Minister to Russia, served for a decade in the Senate. He became Polk's Secretary of State and Pierce's Minister to Great Britain. Service abroad helped to bring him the Democratic nomination in 1856 because it had exempted him from involvement in bitter domestic controversies.

As President-elect, Buchanan thought the crisis would disappear if he maintained a sectional balance in his appointments and could persuade the people to accept constitutional law as the Supreme Court interpreted it. The Court was considering the legality of restricting slavery in the territories, and two justices hinted to Buchanan what the decision would be.

Thus, in his Inaugural the President referred to the territorial question as "happily, a matter of but little practical importance" since the Supreme Court was about to settle it "speedily and finally."

Two days later Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the Dred Scott decision, asserting that Congress had no constitutional power to deprive persons of their property rights in slaves in the territories. Southerners were delighted, but the decision created a furor in the North.

Buchanan decided to end the troubles in Kansas by urging the admission of the territory as a slave state. Although he directed his Presidential authority to this goal, he further angered the Republicans and alienated members of his own party. Kansas remained a territory.

When Republicans won a plurality in the House in 1858, every significant bill they passed fell before southern votes in the Senate or a Presidential veto. The Federal Government reached a stalemate.

Sectional strife rose to such a pitch in 1860 that the Democratic Party split into northern and southern wings, each nominating its own candidate for the Presidency. Consequently, when the Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln, it was a foregone conclusion that he would be elected even though his name appeared on no southern ballot. Rather than accept a Republican administration, the southern "fire-eaters" advocated secession.

President Buchanan, dismayed and hesitant, denied the legal right of states to secede but held that the Federal Government legally could not prevent them. He hoped for compromise, but secessionist leaders did not want compromise.

Then Buchanan took a more militant tack. As several Cabinet members resigned, he appointed northerners, and sent the Star of the West to carry reinforcements to Fort Sumter. On January 9, 1861, the vessel was far away.

Buchanan reverted to a policy of inactivity that continued until he left office. In March 1861 he retired to his Pennsylvania home Wheatland--where he died seven years later--leaving his successor to resolve the frightful issue facing the Nation. From here:

Friday pins

If the Klown were a papparazi type

From Eatliver:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Teacher sends boy, 5, home with bag of poo

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 5-year-old student at Apple Valley Elementary in Yakima headed home on the bus with more than books in his backpack. Inside was a smelly package his father never imagined he'd be toting around.
"I'm still kind of in shock over this, because why would somebody do this? It's disgusting!" said the boy's father, who wished to be identified only as "Jason."
Jason says his son's kindergarten teacher had bagged up a piece of human feces and stuck it in his son's backpack. His wife found the stinky mess.
"She found a clear plastic bag with a piece of fecal matter wrapped up in a brown paper towel with the note on it," he said.
The note read, "This little turd was on the floor in my room."
Jason says his son's teacher, Mrs. Graham, called last Friday and said her classroom was "stinky." She asked if the boy could have had an accident.
Jason acknowledged the possibility, as his son had had a couple of accidents in the classroom in the past. He told Mrs. Graham there were extra clothes in his backpack.
Jason never imagined the teacher would send his son home with evidence of his accident.
After his wife found the bagged mess, Jason e-mailed school officials. Days later, he received a response apologizing for the delay in dealing with the issue. On Tuesday, he was still waiting for a chance to speak to school officials about the incident.
"What would have happened if it had stayed in there and she hadn't checked the bag? And other kids were playing on the bus and it got out? And it's a very hazardous thing. It's disgusting!"
The school's superintendent said the boy's teacher and the school principal are being questioned. School officials said they'll meet with Jason and his wife next week.
In the meantime, Jason wants his son placed in a different teacher's classroom for the remainder of the school year.

A harzardous thing? Disgusting? Got out on the bus? What was the "POO" going to do? Jump out by itself! Guess the parents think it is less of a hazard to allow the entire group of children in the classroom to be around their sons "POO". Maybe Jason and his wife should be potty training their kid before sending him into a public school. Apparently they knew their son was a habitual "shitter" in the classroom if they were sending extra clothes in his backpack. I say right on to the teacher for sharing what the other students must go through every time this kid craps in class. Maybe the next time a teacher calls you lazy parents about the "POO" problem, you won't bury your head and hope you don't have to deal with it!

CNN gets McHAMMERED by lady

CNN has always been left-wing, but as it sinks into irrelevance as cable's second-string Democrat Party propaganda outlet, it is truly getting ugly, even by liberal standards. Between Susan Roesgen's pugnacious baiting of Tea Partiers and the absurd Anderson Cooper's vile "teabagging" jokes, the Communist News Network is certainly out of the running as a news source any mature individual would take seriously.

Normal Americans have had enough. As the ratings demonstrate, this eloquent letter to CNN execs Ken Jautz ( and Phil Kent ( from Donna S speaks for many:

Read the letter (and the rest of this post) here at Moonbattery. She definitely speaks for me. I love the new CNN logo at the bottom of the post.

Some good ones

Cop gets whiff of big mischief

CENTERVILLE — A teenager suspected of car burglary was so surprised when he opened a car door to find a police officer sitting inside that he ... (did something.)

It happened about 1 a.m. Saturday as Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy Chad Taylor was returning to his Centerville home from working a shift.

"I was in my personal vehicle, but I was in uniform," Taylor told the Deseret News Monday. "I'd pulled in my driveway and was on the phone with another deputy when I looked in the rear-view mirror and saw this guy trying to get into my wife's car."

Taylor watched the teen then move up toward his car.

And what do you think happinks next? Let me tell you, it's bad action. Nobody was hurt but it was brutal.

Fat peeps are the new witches

Dr Phil Edwards, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “Moving about in a heavy body is like driving in a gas guzzler.”

Each fat person is said to be responsible for emitting a tonne more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one.

It means an extra BILLION TONNES of CO2 a year is created, according to World Health Organisation estimates of overweight people.

The scientists say providing extra grub for them to guzzle adds to carbon emissions that heat up the world, melting polar ice caps, raising sea levels and killing rain forests.

More here:

What about all those joggers, huffing and puffing for miles a day? What about the yoga people, farting and emitting methane like there's no polar bears suffering it out? Let's just face it ... everyone is a witch and we need to start with the burning.

Punch them in the FACE !!

This entry comes highly recommended by Mike of the World Wide Interweb. Mike, we hope this finds you proud, healthy, and full of misplaced rage.

But enough about Mike, this 153 word diatribe is meant for the parents of snotty-nosed devil children. The ones who ruin a perfectly good Saturday excursion to the mall by letting their offspring throw temper-tantrums completely unchecked. What the Crate & Barrel mom and dad? We know you can’t always control the little fuckers, but at the very least take them outside. Don’t just stand there like deer in headlights while they lick the payphones and kick shoppers in the shins. They’re your kids. No one forced you to throw contraception to the wind.

Frankly, we’ve had enough of your pussy parenting . And because hitting a child is wrong, the next time Little Sally Shrieks-A-lot blows her top near the Jamba Juice, you better believe the aftershocks are coming your way. Double time.

From People Who Deserve It:

These are interesting

Before & After PicsClick to enlarge

From Eatliver:

Look at this fucking hipster

Did you know there was a site named "Look at this fucking hipster?" No? Well now you do.

Ace's blog clued me in.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Well, lookie here lookie, y'all.

God Makes Surprise Visit To Local Church

FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church were left stunned and in awe of His glory Sunday, when the Lord God Almighty dropped by their 11 a.m. service unannounced.

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Our Father, the Almighty God, popped His all-powerful head into First Presbyterian Church Sunday.

Interrupting Pastor Terry Pridgen's sermon on His unending mercy, God appeared suddenly before His flock as an intense beam of white light, instantly dispersing the earthly forms of those seated in the first two pews. Sources said the remaining congregants had to avert their eyes from their Creator, whose booming celestial voice overwhelmed their worldly senses and humbled their hearts as He politely apologized for not calling first.

"I AM the God of Abraham, the LORD MOST HIGH, who brought you forth from the bondage of Egypt," God said unto church members, many of whom cowered in reverent fear of Him. "Thought I'd just pop in and see how things were going. Please, pretend like I'm not even here."

The Supreme Being then thanked the choir for its "lovely introduction" and took a seat to the right of the altar.

According to wholly repentant witnesses, who were scarcely able to look upon the Alpha and Omega, much less conceive of the enormity of His Might, God did not speak again for the entirety of the service, but was seen nodding approvingly during the Nicene Creed.

Attendees reportedly did not ask the One Who Made Them Flesh why He had chosen to visit their small parish, though some suspected the church's new electric organ might have had something to do with it.

"I don't think anyone knew He was coming," said churchgoer Ron Stiehl, adding that, for once, he was happy his wife dragged him to church. "At least it seemed that way when He started walking toward us and everyone was yelling their heads off like it was Judgment Day."

"Turns out the King of Kings was just making the rounds," Stiehl continued. "I thought He'd be taller."

While God did not reveal unto man a reason for His visit—nor did He, in His great wisdom, offer to pay for the six stained-glass windows that shattered from the awesome power of His presence—the Almighty sat among His followers for the last 35 minutes of the Sunday service, as well as the free coffee and pastries that followed.

Sources said that Our Father sat alone eating two cinnamon-sugar doughnuts, and was approached only once, when 5-year-old Jeremy Pacheco tried to hug the omnipotent deity. The boy's parents immediately yanked him away.

The other 112 church members avoided God entirely, and reacted to His continued stay with a mix of astonishment, confusion, fearful reverence, and the sublime inner peace that comes with the knowledge of a power greater than oneself.

"I wanted to ask the Lord what heaven is like, and if my mother is there, but I wasn't sure if it's still considered taking His name in vain when you address Him directly," Wendy Alston said. "And I didn't dare draw attention to myself with two teenagers wearing blue jeans to church. I could barely look at Him, I was so ashamed."

"Oh dear God," said 72-year-old church volunteer Michael Sharpe, completely enraptured by the materialization of the One True Creator before his very eyes. "Oh, dear God in heaven."

Since the Almighty's decision to stop by the First Presbyterian Church, the theological world has been thrown into chaos. Presbyterian leaders said God's appearance was indisputable proof that their denomination is the one true faith, but afternoon sightings of the Lord at two other Fayetteville churches, as well as one synagogue, have cast doubt on that theory.

"God said He just wanted to see what we were up to," Pastor Pridgen said. "This is His house, after all. He can drop in whenever He wants."

"Although, you'd think an all-knowing deity unbound by time and space would be able to give us some warning so we could at least put a bulletin in the church newsletter," the pastor added. "Not that I'm complaining or anything. All praise be to God. Is He still hanging around the parking lot?"

From the onion

Looking forward to c-span on this one

Go ahead and prosecute away, Mr. President. Will be interesting to see the depositions of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and all the others who were briefed multiple times on what actions we were using. Nary a peep out of them then, can't wait to hear their explanations under oath for the defense.

Defense Attorney: Ms. Pelosi, were you ever advised of a technique of "waterboarding" occurring?

San Fran Nan: Could you repeat the question?

Defense Attorney: In 2002, you were appraised of interrogation techniques being used on detainees, correct?

Pelosi: Um, I was, um. The Bush Regime must be stopped!

Defense Attorney: Can you please answer the question?

Pelosi: Fairness Doctrine!

Defense Attorney: What? Just answer the question. You were aware of the protocols, yet did nothing. Why?

Pelosi: Drain the Swamp! Most corrupt Congress ever!

Defense Attorney: Why did you not speak out against this as far back as 2002? Was it because you knew of the techniques, and approved of them?

Pelosi: Denny Hastert had use of a jet too!

From WhereAreMyKeys

Happy Earth Day - Green is the new Red

April 22, 1970 was the 100th birthday of Vladimir Lenin. Time reported that some suspected the date was not a coincidence, but a clue that the event was "a Communist trick," and quoted a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution saying, "Subversive elements plan to make American children live in an environment that is good for them. From here:
Yes, and we all know what a great environmentalist Lenin was. The date they picked for the first "Earth Day" must have been a coinkydink. Hee Haw - Hee Haw

Hey - when is the last time you heard the commies use the term "global warming?" It's been a while for me. I think they've officially changed it to "Climate Change." That's so they can go ahead and tax the shit out of you no matter WHAT happens. Keep voting for them.

Happy Earth Day!

Today I am so grateful that I live here on Earth. With its air, water, tasty animals, petroleum, and other carbon-based energy sources, this place is the best. I truly feel sorry for those poor idiots living on Mars or Venus. That must really suck.

A good friend of mine would like this bunny

New Signature

From PostSecret:

Punch them in the FACE !!

Lets get one thing straight. We’re not against basic nudity in the rocker room. If you gotta air dry you gotta air dry. There’s nothing we haven’t seen, four words for ya: Khao, San, ping and pong. But what really chaps our thighs is the guy who treats the gym locker room like his own personal super nude Roman bathhouse with an extra side of naked.

There you are trying to mind your own business, when out of nowhere Excessively Nude Locker Room Dominator seizes control of the area with a display of naked that puts even Rocco Siffredi to shame. Even if you manage to avert your eyes during the naked strutting, stretching and Sudoku, the minute you let your guard down this walking skin sag saddles up with a junk full of Gold Bond and a hankering to talk foreign affairs. Nasty.

If your own health club happens to be haunted by a birthday suit abuser, do everyone a favor and show this corn hole it’s better to cover up with a couple of towels, than a hundred bruises.

From People Who Deserve It:

They don't even try to hide it anymore

If you want to know what's going through someone's head, find out what they're reading:

The book is The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. It exults in America's decline as the Third World becomes the only world.

Ha ha, in your FACE, jackasses.

From Moonbattery: Via Free Republic, on a tip from Cheetah.

Those GD Organ Grinders

Charles Babbage hated organ grinders. Calling them the worst of the "thousand nuisances" that made it "impossible for the householder to enjoy any quiet," he claimed that such "instruments of torture" had cost him a quarter of his working life. At one point he tallied 165 "nuisances" in 90 days.

"It is difficult to estimate the misery inflicted upon thousands of persons," he wrote, "and the absolute pecuniary penalty imposed upon multitudes of intellectual workers by the loss of their time, destroyed by organ-grinders and other similar nuisances."

He spent £170 on a soundproof room in his Cheyne Row house to protect him from "vile yellow Italians"; it didn't work. When a magistrate asked if he really believed that listening to a hand organ could impair a man's brain, he replied, "Certainly not, for the obvious reason that no man having a brain ever listened to street musicians."

Sadly, he was as much renowned for this crusade as for his scientific accomplishments — his 1871 obituary in the London Times notes that he lived to be almost 80 "in spite of organ-grinding persecutions."

From Futility Closet:

Socialist utopia

From Eatliver:

Some brains cells still left in Hollywood

From Newsbusters:

Play guitar - and get laid

Found it at Bits and Pieces:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DHS is coming for dangerous right-wingers

What's that on the wall behind Homeland Security Reichsf├╝hrer Crappy Nappy Napolitano?

Turns out it's the new DHS Internal Threat Map. A closer look:

What a wonderful time to be an Islamic terrorist.

In case you didn't know, Janet Napolitano recently said that DHS would be investigating veterans and right-wingers because, you know.

From Moonbattery: On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Uh, nay, it's not a bottle

Found it at dvorak:

The Klown would have asked for some paint

Al Capone's jail cell, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia. High-level gangsters retained amazing power even inside maximum-security penitentiaries.

Visiting Frank Costello in prison in the 1950s, lawyer Edward Bennett Williams mentioned that he'd been unable to get tickets to My Fair Lady that evening. "Mr. Williams," the Luciano boss upbraided him, "You should have told me. Maybe I could have helped." Williams thought no more about it and returned to his hotel, where shortly there was a knock at the door. A broad-shouldered man handed Williams four tickets to that evening's performance and silently walked away.

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

From Futility Closet:

Help, help - I need a medic !

From Eatliver:

Fox News is sooooo biased

Despite all the criticisms of the Fox News Channel broadcasted on MSNBC for promoting tea party coverage, one thing hasn't been pointed out - how the NBC networks, including CNBC and MSNBC are given a pass for their shameless promotion of their Green Week and Green is Universal network events.

Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for National Review and author of "Liberal Fascism," appeared on Fox News Channel's April 18 "Fox News Watch" and commented on FNC's promotion of the tea parties, but the double standard of MSNBC's criticism of Fox News.

"I think that there's a perfectly legitimate criticism against Fox for not so much the coverage, but the commercials, you know - promoting the coverage, which was in effect advertisements for these things," Goldberg explained. "But, this was all transparent, people knew that's Fox was doing. But let's flashback to what GE, to pick up a point that Jim [Pinkerton] made - that GE basically issued a fatwa to NBC for Green Week, where they did hundreds of hours of environmental messaging in all of their dramas, news coverage, "Today" show - throughout the network and it was all hailed as a wonderful progressive thing. That is a much more pernicious promotion than anything Fox did."

Yes, and what did Fox do? Why they ... they ... they actually covered the Tea Parties. Did you see anything more than ten or fifteen seconds on your local station? No? I didn't think so. Anything on the front page of your local paper about the Tea Parties? What about Green Week?

You know, lately, I've been seeing the mainstream media calling Fox "the conservative channel." I wonder when Fox is going to start calling the others "the liberal channel."

From Newsbusters:

Smart Dog

Found it at Bits and Pieces:

Ohhhh, the bitter disappointment

Found it at Andy's Blog:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Heyyyyy, wait a minute

Click to enlarge


The Hipster Olympics

These guys are the hippest and the coolest.

Found it at Ace's blog:

ANOTHER Hollywood genius

Liberal actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo, in all seriousness, said activists who attended tea parties are racists with dysfunctional brains in a recent prime-time television appearance.

"Let's be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don't know their history at all. It's about hating a black man in the White House," she said on MSNBC's "The Countdown" with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. "This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that."

Olbermann did not once try to challenge her on those assertions. More here:

All liberals are geniuses. All conservatives are idiots. Ever notice that?

How 'bout THAT, Vern ?

I've never heard of this. Why some people sneeze when the sun comes out.

I WAS rounding the corner to the bus stop when it hit me - a bright shaft of sunlight smack between the eyes. My reaction was immediate: an unpleasant prickling in my nose, a quickening of my breath, an uncontrollable watering of my eyes. Then, almost as quickly as the sensation came, relief, blessed relief. Aaaaa-tisshoo! A sneeze.

It wasn't the first time. In fact, the same thing happens every time I go into the sun. For a long time, I thought it was a quirk all of my own. Then a friend mentioned she was similarly afflicted. Next my mother came out of the closet. With a bit of digging around I came to a startling realisation: not only am I not alone, but the "photic sneeze reflex" is actually common. Quite how common, no one knows exactly - but anything between 1 in 10 and 1 in 3 of us might be affected.

From J-Walk Blog:

There's about 40 comments on that post with people saying they are afflicted. I guess it's pretty common. Either I don't have this problem or I've never noticed it -- but I shall pay attention from now on. Lots of people said they can speed up the sneeze (if it's taking forever) by looking at a light. You can read the comments of fellow sufferers here:

One of the commenters (Lawrence) also offered this:

There's also another *interesting* sneeze related reflex related to sexual arousal - sometimes referred to as "Honeymoon Rhinitis", where a person sneezes as arousal begins-see answer #2 at

I guess they have to watch porn with a box of kleenex close at hand.

Just in case you have to talk about this:

Speaking with reporters after a tea party rally in Austin today, Gov. Rick Perry said Texas can leave the union if it wants to.

"Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that," Perry said. "My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that."

Perry also was asked whether the tea party anti-tax rallies are part of a growing national movement.

"I have never seen the power of the grassroots as antimated and as focused and as coordinated...It is a very powerful moment in American history.

"I would suggest that members of congress who are filing for election or re-election in eight months are listening."

"They're hearing everyday working folks saying, 'Listen, it's out of control. We're trying to live our lives and you're strangling us with your spending and your taxation."

Just FYI, on Perry's 1845 statement, Texas came into the union with the ability to divide into five states, not withdraw. After seceding during the Civil War, Texas was allowed to re-enter the union after ratifying the 13th Amendment. The 13th Amendment banned slavery in the United States and any territory subject to its jurisdiction.

UPDATED: Texas v White, a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in 1869, said Texas cannot secede. From TexasPolitics:

Remember this picture?

Yes, I recall this picture. I remember thinking "what in the fuck?" Obama paid a surprise visit to the troops in Iraq. Did you know that the troops were "cheering him wildly?" No? Interesting. Anyway, I figured it was a setup -- and now I know the whole story. How did I find out? I'll tell you this much, it certainly wasn't from the mainstream media.

Did you notice that everyone seemed to be holding the same camera? I didn't. Anyway, if you want to find out the story on this, you can click here to see what Newsbusters found out.

No racial !

This is the new way of handling when someone implies you're a racist. LOL @ "The royal penis is clean ..."

The hurting has just started

And here come the other horses.
From EatLiver:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another view of the Tea Parties..

Here’s the setup. It was Tax Day. Thousands of self-organized protesters had gathered around the nation to protest the irresponsible, incredibly rapid expansion of government under the current administration. The Democratic Party and the elite media had done everything in their power to first ignore, then discourage, ridicule, and belittle this grassroots movement. Theoretically respectable journalists were reduced to making double-entendre sexual jokes about tea bags. These are the same people who rushed en masse to cover Cindy Sheehan and a dozen or so antiwar protesters in Crawford, Texas, rechristening that sad, emotionally unpredictable woman with two of the most cherished words in the English language: Peace Mom. But what was their attitude when thousands of ordinary people gathered in defense of their rights all over the country? “Just move on, folks, nothing to see here.”

Ah well, they’re nervous, and I don’t blame them. Because despite their claims that the Tea Party movement is without ideas, it was the people at those protests who represented the beliefs of our Founding Fathers. And it’s the government and the press that have betrayed them.

Read the whole thing.

Found at where are my keys.

Even people who regularly visit this blog don't read it.

For Ragweed for the fact that his inability to acknowledge his stupidity imprisons him. Knee kick to Jules for being a toady (even if she doesn't know what that is).

Friday, April 17, 2009

I'll have to take matters in my own hands

There are shorter videos but this one shows many aspects of the carrier landings

Wombat had a rant on his blog

I don't like to get too political on this blog, but I'm making an exception for this video. All over the country, Americans from both sides of the aisle have gotten together to form "Tea Parties" with the goal of protesting excessive taxation and spending currently being perpetrated by our government. I know what you're thinking- this is nothing new. Thank goodness we don't get as much government as we pay for.

I'm bothered by two issues on this topic. 1. FOX is the only network providing unbiased coverage of these Tea Parties. 2. CNN and MSNBC are behaving like a bunch of frat boys in their coverage by not only calling these gatherings "Tea Bag Parties" (google "tea bagging" if you don't know what it is) but also smirking while including excessive sexual innuendoes while commentating. (Again, search YouTube for numerous videos on this topic).

In the video below, this CNN reporter goes so far as to argue with the protestors. Maybe it's just me, but I'll take news that's reported and do my own thinking. I find news people who tell me what to think as unsanitary as someone putting words in my mouth (hat tip to oldjimb). Not only does this reporter argue with demonstrators (waste of time if you ask me), but she also draws on archaic and irrelevant facts in attempting to back up her case. My favorite part is where she gets dressed down by a dowdy old soccer mom.

Here are some key statements to watch for:
  1. First CNN defends her position by saying that she's not biased and that she's just been talking to people holding signs. SM (Soccer Mom) responds by saying "I don't have a sign... you talked to him [gestures to the man to her right], he's not holding a sign..." Of course, CNN swiftly changes the subject because they're clearly not holding signs and her arguments clearly aren't holding water.
  2. CNN: "I think you get the general tenor of this... uh... anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network, FOX and since I can't really hear much more and since this isn't exactly family-viewing, I'll toss it back to you..." (also since I floundering in my own frying pan and can't succeed in making anyone look dumber than me)
  3. CNN: "What group are you with that brought you out here?" (sorry, CNN, no conspiracy here)
    SM: "I'm not with any group, I'm a suburban self-employed woman- I don't have a group.
  4. CNN: "No, I mean how did you find out about it then?" (come on, just show me your papers)
    SM: "Oh, it's all over the news... it's all.. everywhere."
    CNN: "Oh so it's not online or... oh... yeah... right." (So what if it is online? Do you hate it because you don't control it?)
    SM: "Yeah- it's all over... what do you think the internet is for? Are you trying to play stupid?" (I don't think she's playing anything).
    CNN: "You know- you really don't need to be so antagonistic." (while bobbing her head derisively like a teenager and in spite of the fact that she's has only been antagonistic for the duration of the video)
    SM: "Well we have been watching what you're doing here and it's not fair!"
  5. Then CNN tries to argue that if you look at the majority of the people holding signs, they're all republicans. At this point, SM turns her around and within 2 feet of her head is a large sign stating that "Republicans SUCK". Of course, CNN couldn't see that because it was "out of my field of view".
And here's the video:

(Hat tip to Bunk Strutts, Knee Kick to CNN)
From Wombat's blog: