ObamaCare architect has repeatedly denounced Americans as stupid. Maybe he’s right, if we are willing to allow Democrats in the government to confiscate large amounts of our money and give it to him in exchange for helping to destroy our healthcare system.
The nutty professor raked in our money through massive government contracts. Via The Daily Signal:
All of the contracts awarded drew on Gruber’s expertise in the health care industry, and those from HHS and the states were related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In some instances Gruber worked with other consultants, and the final payout from some contracts could differ from original figures.
On a tip from Stormfax.
The earth’s climate has always varied dramatically and always will. But it has not gotten any warmer in the past 18 years, definitively proving the pseudoscientific models propping up the politically driven theory of anthropogenic global warming to be wrong. Evidently these indisputable facts are not a part of the curriculum at University of California, Santa Barbara:
If these ignorant young dupes represent the future, we have far greater worries than the rising of the seas.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
Obama makes a good case that the current action he is taking regarding amnesty is unconstitutional and a brazen violation of his oath of office to uphold the laws passed by Congress:
You also have to agree with what he said regarding the harmful effect that the illegal immigration he is unlawfully encouraging has on the working class, the poor, and the blacks who foolishly voted for him by the sort of majority you normally only see in phony elections staged by dictatorships:
He has violated his oath of office. He has declared war on the American people, openly siding with invading foreigners against us. He has made a mockery of America as a constitutional republic. But at least he’s still black; that’s the important thing for his supporters.
On tips from Petterssonp.
Elections have consequences. A happy consequence of Republicans taking back the Senate is that the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository might finally go forward:
Located about 150 km north of Las Vegas, the site was originally intended by the DOE to hold waste safely for 10,000 years after it was sealed. But in 2004 – in response to a case brought by the state of Nevada – a federal-government appeals court ruled that the assurance of safety should last for hundreds of thousands of years, prompting the NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] to begin a review of the site’s safety. However, the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, who had campaigned against the project, seemed to end the matter, and two years later Gregory Jaczko, whom Obama had chosen as chair of the NRC, shut down the review.
The only thing that can be assured regarding hundreds of thousands of years from now is that if liberalism continues using welfare and taxation to reward the least fit for reproducing at the expense of the most fit, by then our descendants will be back on all fours and communicating in grunts.
But maybe now there is hope for Yucca Mountain…
The Republican Party’s capture of the Senate in last month’s US mid-term elections means that Nevada Democrat Harry Reid will lose the leadership of the Senate – a position that had enabled him to block all efforts to advance the repository during the past four years. Republican Cresent Hardy, newly elected to the House of Representatives from the constituency that contains Yucca Mountain, supports the project.
…or maybe not.
Resurrecting Yucca Mountain is, however, likely to be expensive and time-consuming. “To get to the point where we have a licensing decision, we would need to complete a supplement to the environmental-impact statement from the DOE [Department of Energy],” NRC spokesperson David McIntyre told Physics World. “We would also have to complete an adjudicatory hearing that would need perhaps two or three years.”
And while the NRC has direct oversight of Yucca Mountain, the DOE – which remains in the hands of Obama-administration appointees – will still decide whether it goes ahead.
Anyone who actually believes that carbon emissions are making it be too hot out would want Yucca Mountain open, so as to facilitate the production of electricity by nuclear rather than fossil fuel means. That would entail getting Obama and the all-smothering leftist Big Government he personifies out of the way.
On a tip from Lyle.
Liberals still haven’t figured out how to eradicate Christmas, because here it comes again. What could be more irritating than a Christmas card that includes no reference whatsoever to Christmas? This sweater:
Via Daily Mail:
[W]ith the huge growth sales of festive sweaters over the last few years, it was only a matter of time before someone invented the ‘Multicultural Christmas Jumper.’
And the website Britishchristmasjumpers.com are the first past that particular politically correct finishing post.
It’s so inclusive, it even includes Christianity…
Their multicoloured offering features several different signs of faith including; Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikh, a form of scientific atheism, Chinese philosophy and also the peace sign.
…although the crosses will probably be removed from next year’s version if Muslims and militant atheists complain.
On a tip from Stormfax.
The past was politically incorrect and therefore must be rejected. Even fairy tales have to go. Until our progressive overlords have had time to engineer a new culture, we may have to hold onto some outmoded remnants of times past. But of course they will have to be rewritten to reflect the currently prevailing ideology:
On a tip from B1bbet.
The zillionaire Obama supporter Warren Buffett is the quintessential crony capitalist. It should surprise no one that he is invested in green energy, the quintessential crony capitalist boondoggle.
Apparently Buffett has been falling behind on his donations to the Democrat Party:
Pacificorp — an energy company owned by Warren Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway — is suing Obama’s Interior Department.
The surprising reason: Interior is going to follow the Freedom of Information Act and disclose to an Associated Press reporter how many birds are killed by Pacificorp’s wind farms. Pacificorp is suing to block the disclosure. …
Wind farms definitely kill birds. If the AP finds that it kills a lot of birds — and particularly endangered species of birds — that could diminish the industry’s valuable image as an earth-friendly source of energy.
Pony up, Warren! There’s an election in only 2 years, so the Party needs the money. You need to keep buying pull if you want your friends in Washington to keep a lid on how many birds your virtually useless (but no doubt heavily subsidized) wind turbines kill.
On tips from R F and Stormfax.
Say liberals are able to confiscate every firearm that is not in the hands of the government or criminals, will they finally be satisfied and leave us alone? Of course not. The reason they call their ideology “progressivism” is that it never stops progressing, since absolute tyranny can never quite be achieved. Next after guns will be sharp objects. Airstrip One is already there. The following is not from The Onion, but from the official website of Lancashire Constabulary:
Lancashire Constabulary has joined forces with the ground-breaking national anti-knife crime campaign ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’, as the force’s knife amnesty comes to an end.
Since the amnesty began at the end of August, more than 800 knives have been handed in across the county – including swords, machetes and commando knives.
Axes count too. Presumably so do steak knives, pocket knives, butter knives, and possibly nail clippers.
Lancashire officers have now given their backing to a national initiative designed to raise awareness of knife crime and encourage the surrender of dangerous weapons. …
Despite the amnesty ending [in October], police say people can continue to hand in any knife at any police station with a front counter as well being able to drop them into the designated bins.
What happens to you if you are caught with a sharp object after the amnesty ends for real? Best not to find out; irrational tyrannies are to be avoided at all costs, so steer clear of Britain, even if the USA ranks even lower in personal freedom now.
No doubt authorities will be astonished when rendering the law-abiding population still more vulnerable to the criminal elements imported on a massive scale from the Third World does not end crime. Their response will be another righteous campaign, possibly against blunt objects.
On tips from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle and Petterssonp. Hat tip: Counter Current News.
Last night Obama made an announcement that was historic not only because it will change the demographics and therefore the destiny of the country by legalizing millions upon millions of illegal aliens, opening the door all the way to further unlawful colonization from the Third World, but because if it stands it will signify the end of the division of powers that has prevented America from deteriorating into a dictatorship over the past 2 centuries. It marked what has been called the “imperial transformation” of Obama into the diametric opposite of what he claimed to be when he was first elected.
However, you might have missed this major event, because the networks obediently did not televise it (although of course it ran on Spanish-language Univision, interrupting the Latin Grammys). Here’s what you may have missed:
As for the fruit pickers et al. with whom he is displacing unreliable American voters, here come some now:
On tips from Troy, Jester, and Petterssonp.
Liberals believe that irresponsible losers can be made into winners if you just give them a second chance — along with plenty of other people’s money. Let’s see if it works.
Shanesha Taylor tugged on heartstrings after she was arrested for leaving her kids locked in a hot car while she went on a job interview — in Phoenix, where the local news frequently features stories of children and pets dying because they were locked in hot cars. Her self-pitying mugshot moved the gullible to donate over $114,000 to make her life right. Everything is all better now, right? Wrong:
One of Shanesha Taylor’s biggest supporters following her arrest in March was civil rights leader Reverend Jarrett Maupin, but he now says his patience has run out. …
Part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid charges for Taylor included her putting some of the $114,000 raised into a trust for her children.
When she failed to do so, prosecutors reinstated charges against her earlier this month and she will now face trial on December 3 on two felony charges of child abuse.
Now Rev. Maupin has spoken out against Taylor and accused her of taking advantage of the people who donated money to her.
According to Rev. Maupin, he arranged jobs for Taylor in the hospitality industry after she expressed an interest in the sector – but then she didn’t show up.
He has also accused Taylor of wasting the money that was donated to her.
‘We had someone call my office and alert her attorney to the fact that she spent $6,000 at a music studio in Tempe to finish her baby daddy’s rap album,’ said Rev. Maupin.
‘That’s not what people gave her that money for.’
They should have donated the money to have Shanesha and her baby daddy sterilized.
On a tip from Varla.
Tonight will be historic — not only because the massive wave of Third World immigration amnesty will unleash will change the nation forever, but because Obama’s open contempt for the will of the people as well as for previously acknowledged restraints on his power could signal the end of America as a constitutional republic.
Graphic complements of Stormfax.
In politics, symbolism is everything. You have to pay attention not only to what politicians say, but when and where they say it. For example, Obama announced that he was shafting our loyal ally Poland in order to suck up to our adversary Russia regarding missile defense on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Poland by Stalin. Tonight in Las Vegas, he will announce an unconstitutional executive decree providing amnesty for millions upon millions of illegal aliens, mainly from Mexico. Why today?
The Mexican Revolution, which began on November 20, 1910, and continued for a decade, is recognized as the first major political, social, and cultural revolution of the 20th century. The United States, Mexico’s northern neighbor, was significantly affected by the human dislocation that resulted: if someone did not want to fight, the only alternative was to leave the country—and over 890,000 Mexicans did just that by legally emigrating during the second decade of the 20th century.
Legal emigration is so 20th century. How fortunate for Mexicans that they had somewhere to escape to. Those who helped build and maintain the Last Best Hope only to see it torn down by leftists aren’t so lucky.
Obama regards himself not as an American president, but as a Third World revolutionary. He may not grasp what the Fourth of July is all about, but he probably understands the significance of November 20.
Location can also be symbolic. Why Las Vegas?
Maybe it has something to do with open borders activist Jose Velez:
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Velez, who characterized the U.S. Border Patrol as an entity that was, and would “always” be, “the enemy of my people,” operated a private immigration-consulting service in Las Vegas which helped illegal aliens prepare and file legalization (amnesty) applications with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Between March 1988 and January 1991, Velez personally submitted more than 6,000 of these applications to the INS. They were designed to help Velez’s clients obtain Temporary Resident Cards, which in turn enabled them to apply for Resident Alien Cards (commonly known as “green cards”)—a prerequisite for permanent U.S. residency and, ultimately, American citizenship.
Thousands of the applications submitted by Velez contained false information claiming, most notably, that the applicants were eligible for amnesty consideration because they had: (a) performed the required amount of seasonal agricultural services in the United States, or (b) resided continuously in the U.S. since before January 1, 1982.
In 1995, an INS Legalization Fraud Task Force investigated Velez and uncovered massive evidence of his illegal activities. On May 8 of that year, a jury in Las Vegas found him guilty of 10 counts of immigration fraud.
By now most everyone understands that no federal government under the control of people like Obama and Jeh Johnson will pursue prosecutions for immigration fraud (which tonight’s announcement is sure to invite) at anything but a token level. But it can’t hurt to ram the point home, just to make sure everyone south of the border knows that the door is wide open.
On tips from Bill T, |, and Petterssonp.
The affable Roker was recently summoned to a meeting with NBC brass and ordered to start thinking before he speaks, following a series of cringe-worthy live gaffes.
Classic Roker-isms that left “Today” producers wincing include when he insulted a woman by asking if her husband was her father, and telling a mother in the crowd on the “Today” plaza on Oct. 15 that her crying baby looked like a “Japanese anime.”
Considerately, they don’t mention his prancercising incident.
What does Al have to say about all this?
An NBC rep said, “Al would have had a comment, but it was inappropriate and over-the-top, so we decided we couldn’t release it.”
Killjoys will probably issue a similar order to Joke Biden.
On a tip from Wiggins.