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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Frozen brains?

In Duluth, Minnesota, a group of non-profits, including four colleges, are posting billboards with the theme "It's hard to see racism when you're white".

John Hinderaker at Powerline sums it up well:

I am guessing that these billboards were paid for, overwhelmingly, with taxpayer money; i.e, yours and mine. A considerable amount of that money, if you trace it back, was no doubt borrowed from Asian banks and governments. So, consider this: Chinese peasants are saving their money so that their banks can lend many billions of dollars to the Obama administration, which in turn passes some of those dollars on to universities and other non-profits so that they can spend millions to erect billboards accusing white Americans of being racists. Is this a great country, or what?

Still a great country in spite of the efforts by the left to make it less so.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Will it happen?

There's an old line that says that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.

Maybe we'll get that on the Supreme Court?

WASHINGTON –  Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Monday.
The 73-year-old Breyer, wife Joanna and guests were confronted by the robber around 9 p.m. EST Thursday in the home Breyer owns on the Caribbean island of Nevis, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash and no one was hurt, Arberg said.

One can hope, can't they?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

About contraception

Again, from the wonderful Iowahawk:


Found at The Last Refuge.

Ted Nugent - Advocate

Here's a video of Ted taking apart the sanctimonious Piers Morgan:



What an advocate.

All that glitters is not gold

From the comment section on Ann Althouse's blog:
When are these courageous white gays going to glitter bomb the anti-gay marriage black bigot in the White House? Or is he too scary because he's black?
Excellent observation.

Religion of Peace

ROP my ass.

MALE — At the Maldives' National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination.
On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artefacts from the nation's pre-Islamic era.
"They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past," a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety.
"We lost all our 12th century statues. They were made of coral stone and limestone. They are very brittle and there is no way we can restore them," he explained.
"I wept when I heard that the entire display had gone. We are good Muslims and we treated these statues only as part of our heritage. It is not against Islam to display these exhibits," he said.
Five people have since been arrested after they returned the following day to smash the CCTV cameras, he said.
The authorities have banned photography of the damage, conscious that vandalism of this kind which echoes the 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan by the Taliban is damaging for the nation's image.

Read the whole disgusting story from AFP at THIS LINK.

The Nanny at the Beach

No, not Fran Drescher.  It's the Big Nanny called "Government".

If you haven't heard, Los Angeles County has now banned the throwing of Frisbees and footballs (and other balls) at beaches in the county.  Guess that having fun is too much for the government to stand.

Adam Carolla  is a podcast wonder, cranking out great material time and time again.  Here he expressed what most of us truly believe deep down:

The beach is a great little microcosm of what’s going on with this country. We’re gonna save everybody because God forbid some kid could get hit with a Frisbee or someone could take in second hand smoke or some dog could run across their beach towel. Yes, its true we’ve eliminated every possibility of someone being concussed by a Nerf football, but we’ve also eliminated all possibility of fun.

The beach, which used to be six pack, couple of cigarettes, a Frisbee, your dog and some tunes cranked up … is now, turn the radio down, put the cigarette out, pour the beer out in the sand, put the dog back on the leash, put the Frisbee away and here’s a thousand dollar fine. Better or worse? Is this fucking progress to you?
We should have a fucking beach jam … we all go out to the beach armed with our cigarettes, our beer, our dogs, and our Frisbees … a million strong….
Who decided it was the government’s job to protect us from ourselves? The government fucks everything up they touch. Please stop looking to them to help you. Hope and change?

Stop looking to them to help you.  So true.


Is this "Racist"? You tell me.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson explains his vote for Barack Obama in 2008:

In an interview with Ebony magazine, Jackson explained, "I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them ... That's American politics, pure and simple. [Obama's] message didn't mean [bleep] to me."

Jackson then went on to drop the N-word several times when discussing Obama, telling the mag, "When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a [bleep]. Because, what's a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. [Bleeps] don't have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?' I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected."

What would have been the uproar had a white actor said: "I voted for McCain because he was white"?  You already know that answer.

This all goes along well with the Obama campaign group "African Americans for Obama" which started up last week. (Sorry I missed posting that during my short absence).  What would the media say about "White Americans for (insert the candidate de jour)"??

Sauce for goose AND gander?  Not in today's America.

Hat tip to Big Hollywood.

The Sunday Morning Lies

From Mike Flynn over at Big Government:

There simply is no other way to explain the statements of White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew this morning on CNN’s State of the Union. Lew was asked by Candy Crawley about a recent statement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicating he would not be bringing a vote on the budget to the Senate floor.

CROWLEY: “I want to read for our viewers something that Sen. Harry Reid, the Democrat Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate, who said, ‘We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year. It’s done, we don’t need to do it.’”

LEW: “He’s not saying that they shouldn’t pass a budget. But we also need to be honest. You can’t pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes and you can’t get 60 votes without bipartisan support. So unless… unless Republicans are willing to work with Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid is not going to be able to get a budget passed.”

This is patently false.

You can’t filibuster the budget. The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 stipulates that debate is automatically cut off after 50 hours of debate. At that point, a budget can be passed by a simple majority, 51 votes. Democrats currently hold 53 seats in the Senate. They can pass a budget on a simple party-line vote.

Lew, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, surely knows this. While the Obama Administration has regularly plumbed the depths of managerial incompetence, even they can’t be this incompetent.

That Lew prefaced this whopper with the tell-tale “let’s be honest” canard only highlights the cynical political maneuvering that is at the heart of the Administration.

So, let’s really be honest here. The latest Obama budget contains what virtually every proposed Democrat budget has for the past few decades; tax hikes, increased spending now and illusory budget “savings” some time in the ill-defined future. The Senate could pass Obama’s proposed budget within a couple weeks. The White House’s real problem is that Democrats don’t want to vote on his proposed budget.

Couldn't have said it better myself.  So I quoted it verbatim.  Simple truth:  The Democrats will lie rather than govern.  Will put staying in office above the needs of our people.  I won't say that Republicans don't care about power, but given a choice between the two, it's an easy pick.

CPAC

Daniel Hannan delivered a very timely and important speech at CPAC this week.  Though it is long, it's worth the time if you care about America.  Which this Englishman obviously does.



It is getting close to the time when it will be too late.  Remember that in November - and before.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Super Bowl Ads & Politics

From the folks at Powerline comes this flashback:

Courtesy of The Hill (and an Instapundit link), the following ad from MoveOn.org was rejected for the 2004 Super Bowl because it was “too political.”  But they miss the obvious irony here: watch it all the way to the end (it’s only 30 seconds long), and ask yourself if MoveOn.Org would run this ad today.  (In fact, it looks a lot like one of the runners-up in the Power Line video contest).  Interesting how things change.



Change just ONE word, and you have the situation today. Actually, you need to increase the numbers as well, but you get my point.

Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism.

Friday, February 03, 2012

All animals are equal

The famous line from George Orwell's Animal Farm sums it up pretty well.

Just in case you still thought that Congress was just a bunch of folks representing, and representative of, the public at large, the Associated Press reminds us of seven major laws that Congress has exempted itself from.

While Congress is moving to explicitly apply insider trading laws to its members, lawmakers are exempt from provisions of other federal laws.

In 1995, the House and Senate passed the Congressional Accountability Act, which did apply many civil rights, labor and workplace safety statutes to the legislative branch.

Specifically, members of Congress are exempt from:
  • The Freedom of Information Act.
  • Investigatory subpoenas to obtain information for safety and health probes.
  • Protections against retaliation for whistleblowers.
  • Having to post notices of worker rights in offices.
  • Prosecution for retaliating against employees who report safety and health hazards.
  • Having to train employees about workplace rights and legal remedies.
  • Record-keeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses.

This list seems to focus on workplace and OSHA issues, and is just a start. Remember the big one - Congress exempted itself from Obamacare.  Guess that some really are more equal than others.

Hat tip to Big Government.