Compliments of Stormfax.
This goes beyond desperation to panic-induced self-destructive meltdown. Liberal Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), soon to be dragged down by the undertow of Obama’s sinking shipwreck of a presidency, attempts to explain away her upcoming defeat by denouncing her constituents as racist and sexist:
“The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” she said Thursday. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.
“It’s not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves,” Landrieu continued. “It’s more of a conservative place…”
Despite Landrool’s ability to cut deals like the Louisiana Purchase, politics may not be the best line of work for someone dopey enough or entrenched enough in her wacky ideology to denounce her own constituents right before an election.
Since the interview was with liberal media apparatchik Schmuck Clod, Senator Landfill probably didn’t have to explain how she managed to get elected in the first place if her constituents are sexists, or how a guy of conspicuous Indian ancestry could be the conservative governor elected by racists.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
Letting Muslims into your society is the equivalent of allowing the Ebola virus into your body. It is a hostile foreign element that will inevitably present you with a choice between rooting it out completely and dying from it. Or maybe you thought people like this could be assimilated:
A Muslim youth group is under investigation after a disturbing video of children as young as six years old calling for an end to Australian democracy was unearthed by 7News. …
The video shows four Australian children, aged six to 13, calling for an end to our way of life.
The coming generation of homegrown terrorists won’t take long to grow old enough to inflict mayhem.
A group calling itself The Muslim Youth Project runs regular events for young children.
In the video of the event held on September 21 in 2013 in Lakemba, young boys rally under the banner “Soldiers of Khilafa” with a six-year-old proclaiming:
“You’re never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafa.”
The children promise to die fighting to end democracy in Australia, replacing it with a Caliphate ruled by Islamic Sharia law.
The nightmarish hell on earth that the Islamic State has brought to the power vacuum in Iraq is what the whole world will look like if Islam is not stopped.
Yet even now fools delude themselves that only bad Muslims are a threat, and the rest will somehow find a way to reconcile life in Western countries with their supremist ideology that is fundamentally hostile to all Western ideals.
On a tip from Andrew in Australia.
At least when progressive statism has been taken to its logical and inevitable conclusion, people won’t waste their time watching soap operas — unless they want to be executed:
Ten officials of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party have been executed for charges including watching foreign soap operas, South Korea’s intelligence agency revealed Wednesday, bringing the total of senior members killed this year to 50.
The National Intelligence Service says the officials were executed by firing squad for watching South Korean soap operas, engaging in bribes, or womanizing, The Telegraph reports.
Womanizing? Bill Clinton might consider changing sides.
The elimination of the officials suggests Kim Jong Un is getting rid of potential sources of opposition to his rule, according to The Telegraph.
Sort of like the way Obama has been purging the officer corps of non-flunkies.
Defectors from North Korea told the newspaper that pirated versions of South Korean and Chinese television shows are widely distributed in the country’s black market.
Imagine what they would do to you for watching pirated videos of Fox News.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Even on Halloween, nothing could be scarier than a peek into the sordid world of community organizers. From Washington, Pennsylvania:
Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.
Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.
The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the anti-violence group, and shared an apartment with the suspects until recently.
What do you expect? These are people who revere Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx the way healthy Americans look up to the Founding Fathers. They are the political equivalent of devil-worshipers; Alinsky even dedicated his most famous book to Lucifer. People like that are not safe to be around.
Now for something really scary: while the country slept, a community organizer became President of the USA. Currently he appears to be deliberately infecting the country with Ebola.
On tips from Artfldgr and Petterssonp.
It would be hard to think of a spookier choice for Halloween companionship than floundering Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, a.k.a. Abortion Barbie:
Via Earl of Taint.
Halloween is a time to give a little extra leash to the irrational part of our minds. Just don’t get carried away and start taking superstitions seriously or you run the risk of becoming infected with moonbattery. You will know there is a problem if you find yourself believing any of these top 10 liberal superstitions, each of which is succinctly debunked at the Wall Street Journal:
1. Spending more money improves education.
2. Government spending stimulates the economy.
3. Republican candidates always have a big spending advantage over Democrats.
4. Raising the minimum wage helps the poor.
5. Global warming is causing increasingly violent weather.
6. Genetically modified food is dangerous.
7. Voter ID laws suppress minority turnout.
8. ObamaCare is gaining popularity.
9. The Keystone XL pipeline would increase oil spills.
10. Women are paid 77 cents on the dollar compared with men.
As Ronaldus Magnus observed,
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”
At least they seem to be getting over their most delusional superstition of all, that Barack Hussein Obama is qualified to be president.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
ObamaCare isn’t just a shove down the slippery slope toward socialized medicine. At the bottom of the slope is communism. The liberal establishment doesn’t think we can get there fast enough. From a piece in The Atlantic entitled, “Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing?“:
Since January 1 of this year, James Barnes has had pretty decent health care. He gets insulin for his diabetes and the needles to inject it, blood pressure medication, access to a psychiatrist and counselor and optometrist, and frequent visits to the doctor, all for free.
That’s because he is one of the few said to have actually benefited from ObamaCare — at the expense of the majority who have been punished by it.
Barnes lives in Maryland, one of the dozens of states that expanded Medicaid to people with incomes at or below 138 percent of the poverty level as part of the Affordable Care Act. For Barnes and thousands like him, that expansion has meant access to services like physical therapy, mental-health treatment, x-rays, dialysis, hospice care, eye exams, substance-abuse treatment, podiatrists, and oncologists.
What Barnes does not have, however, is a place to live. Since getting out of jail a year and a half ago, he’s stayed at half a dozen homeless shelters in Baltimore as he’s looked for work. He carries his belongings—and his insulin—with him in two plastic bags, the type you’d get at CVS.
Being homeless doesn’t exactly help Barnes, who is 51, become healthier. When he first started living on the streets, he’d have to borrow a few dollars to buy food to keep his diabetes in check. Even now, he isn’t allowed to bring food into the homeless shelters, so he doesn’t often eat produce or healthy food, instead relying on the starchy, heavy food at soup kitchens. He avoids taking any of his medications that could make him urinate frequently, since it’s so hard to find somewhere to go to the bathroom, and people at homeless shelters often steal his needles and medication.
Needless to say, The Atlantic does not suggest that his life would have turned out differently if he had pursued a career instead of getting himself arrested.
The federal government will spend $931 billion on the Medicaid expansion between now and 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Some of that money will be spent taking care of homeless people like Barnes, who can be particularly expensive to treat. Homelessness exacerbates all kinds of diseases, including diabetes. Those without homes are three to six times more likely to get ill than housed people. Homelessness also makes it more difficult for people with mental health and substance abuse issues to get treatment.
One of the best ways to keep homeless people healthy, studies have found, is to give them somewhere to live—the so-called “housing first” model, which gets the homeless off the streets and saves hospitals money in caring for them.
That’s led many advocates for the homeless to wonder—if we’re spending so much money through Obamacare to expand health coverage for poor people, why not spend it to house some of them, too?
“All I’m saying is, if I can take care of someone at a lower cost by providing them with housing, why wouldn’t the federal government let me?” said Dr. Mitch Katz, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
Somehow I doubt providing free housing through ObamaCare is going to lower costs.
“There’s a growing acceptance of the idea that for homeless people, housing is a valuable health service. That’s the health service that’s going to help them the most.”
If killing your baby is a health service, why not a free home? It can be paid for by the slave labor of those of us still willing to work, until such a time as we become hopelessly outnumbered and the whole mess collapses into straightforward labor-camp-with-a-gun-at-your-back type Soviet communism.
After they have finished nationalizing medical care, housing will be next. Then comes food. That stage of our history will be called the Holodomor Part II. Those who survive will see the glorious abolition of all private property. Liberal utopia will have been achieved at last. Everyone will be equal — except the ruling class, which will be far more equal, as in Soviet Russia.
On a tip from Henry.
Andrew Napolitano sounds off on the IRS’s intolerable practice of seizing people’s money on the pretext that they make large cash deposits:
This gives an idea of just how corrupt and tyrannical the IRS has become:
[Judge Napolitano] added that the IRS’s recent announcement that it will curtail the practice and focus on cases where the money is believed to have been acquired illegally is an acknowledgement that the organization knows many of these seizures were of money that was acquired through legal means.
That is, until it received unwelcome media scrutiny, the IRS wasn’t even pretending that the seizures were justified. Bureaucrats have been confiscating money on the grounds that small businesses do not have the legal resources to stop them.
Does anyone think the IRS will really stop doing this? Turn on the lights and the cockroaches scuttle for cover — for now. But the lights won’t be shining on them for long.
Our forefathers rebelled against the British over far less than what we shamefully tolerate from our tyrannical kakistocracy.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Despite being chastised by the liberal media establishment not to worry about Ebola, Americans have become alarmed by Obama’s seeming ineptitude regarding the horrific disease, by his sanctimonious refusal to stop allowing people likely to have it from entering the country, and still more by his desire to have the USA serve as the world’s Ebola emergency room at astronomical risk and cost. As has been noted previously, his arguments against quarantine make no sense. Whether through monumental stupidity, political calculation, or sheer malice, Obama has taken no effective measures to prevent an American Ebola epidemic, for which the country is not prepared.
Now we have more reason than ever to worry, as it becomes clear that despite what we have been told, Ebola can be spread by air:
Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.
“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.
Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through “droplets.”
“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the poster states.
At this point no one takes anything Obama’s politicized CDC says at face value. But the truth could be buried within its misinformation, obscured by politically convenient lies scripted from On High.
“The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air, then Friday they came out with this poster,” [Dr. Nass] said. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”
Dr. Rossi Hassad, a professor of epidemiology at Mercy College, said droplets could remain active for up to a day.
“A shorter duration for dry surfaces like a table or doorknob, and longer durations in a moist, damp environment,” Hassad said.
Maybe Obama’s Ebola response can be ascribed to extreme stupidity rather than ill will and/or deliberate crisis creation, considering this:
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) October 29, 2014
It’s one thing to wish Ebola on a country full of white people who have proven how racist they are by no longer pretending that he is qualified to be president. But if any of these props had sneezed on the former Moonbat Messiah, he could come down with Ebola himself.
On tips from Petterssonp and Stormfax.
Here’s something we can expect to see on a much wider scale, should liberals acquire the political leverage to inflict it. Truth Revolt, a website run by the highly respected political commentator, talk show host, and lawyer Ben Shapiro, has been blocked by a Utah state law enforcement agency as a “hate and discrimination” site:
Wednesday TruthRevolt was informed by someone with inside knowledge of a Utah state law enforcement agency that access to the website was blocked this week under the “Hate and Discrimination” proscription. Utah state law enforcement follows the rules established by the Department of Administrative Services.
Naturally our rulers are not going to admit to banning sites they don’t like because they feel that their grip on power is threatened by the free exchange of ideas. Those who deviate from the party line will be denounced as “racists,” no matter how incongruously, so that the mob of hooting imbeciles who elect Democrats will feel themselves justified in crushing opposition, and politically correct sellout conservatives of the Sean Hannity/Rich Lowry stripe will shrink from defending them.
Shapiro is an Orthodox Jew, by the way. Apparently you no longer need to be a WASP to go to the stake for witchcraft, I mean racism.
It is not hard to imagine the day when any information outlet that fails to earn the liberal establishment’s stamp of approval will be accused of “hate and discrimination” before having its teeth knocked out by bureaucratic thugs.
On a tip from Stormfax.
Lately the liberal establishmentarians at CNN have been going out of their way to glamorize the decision of cancer patient Brittany Maynard to commit suicide at a predetermined time, after she has finished checking items off her bucket list:
“I quickly decided that death with dignity was the best option for me and my family,” she wrote for CNN. “We had to uproot from California to Oregon, because Oregon is one of only five states where death with dignity is authorized.”
CNN tells us that “Brittany Maynard’s story resonates.”
That it does, regrettably. The liberal culture of death has exerted disturbing influence over people’s attitudes regarding the sanctity of life. Particularly alarming is the slippery slope of abortion sliding into post-birth territory:
A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders tell The College Fix.
Anecdotal evidence by leaders of prolife groups such as Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest children up to 4 or 5-years-old can also be killed, because they are not yet “self aware.”
“We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit,” said Mark Harrington, director of Created Equal. “While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.” …
“This is the whole problem with devaluing human life at any stage—it will naturally grow to include other groups of humans; in this case, born humans as well as preborn humans,” Harrington said. “[I] talked with one young man at the University of Minnesota who thought it was alright to kill children if they were under the age of 5 years old, as he did not consider them persons until that age.”
It makes sense. If a person is not a person until some arbitrary period of time has passed since conception, obviously that arbitrary period can be set to whatever the people doing the killing find most convenient.
Kristina Garza, spokeswoman for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, observes that young people aren’t coming up with these sick ideas on their own:
For one, the arguments put forth by Peter Singer and other philosophers who support infanticide are given as reading assignments to college students.
Singer wrote in 1979 that “human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons … [therefore] the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.”
“He has been saying things like this since the 70s, but I think it has been more recently that this type of ideology is being promoted on college campuses,” Garza said. “When he said this stuff, there was a very select few who accepted it. But nowadays, we have become so desensitized, and college students lacking in a moral fiber easily accept this kind of strange ideology.”
Liberalism is too morally horrific to be rammed down our throats all at once. That’s why another name for it is “progressivism.”
Not that there aren’t some moonbats out there who aren’t ready to jump into “utopia” with both feet:
“As for post-birth abortion, I would imagine that my colleagues would think the ‘post-birth’ part was largely irrelevant, as we believe very strongly in abortion on demand, without apology, and it’s plain and simple that we should look to the woman’s morals and not shove our opinions where they, frankly, don’t belong,” Devin Deitsch, leader of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Ohio State University, said in an email to The College Fix.
You can see where this is headed, as Big Government tightens its grip on healthcare and expenses inevitably skyrocket out of control.
On tips from Artfldgr, Mr Mentalo, and Bodhisattva.
One workable definition of modern “liberalism” is communism by increments:
New York politicians say Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to buy Time Warner Cable unless it provides free Internet service to all residents of public housing.
In a letter to the state Public Service Commission Wednesday, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and 21 other officials asked for the free Internet promise and numerous other provisions, including a commitment to offer at least gigabit speeds to paying customers. The commission recently delayed its vote on the merger until November 13 after state officials found “deficiencies” in Comcast’s customer service and the merger application.
James’ letter asked Comcast to “guarantee that they will expand broadband to and provide free access, training, and equipment to their broadband services for all public housing residents of the New York City Housing Authority, and establish training and access centers for every housing complex within the merged entity’s service area.” The same should be done for “[a]ll senior, youth, and community centers, and public parks. As well as all homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters (with anonymous browsing capability), congregate care facilities, supportive housing facilities, mental health group homes,” the letter continued. Besides that, Comcast was urged to “[e]stablish free Wi-Fi service in all New York City Public Parks.”
New York’s communist rulers expect this service to be provided on a slave basis. But for now Comcast will probably be able to pass the cost along to paying customers in higher rates so as to avoid bankruptcy, until such time as cable services have been nationalized.
Comcast already provides $10-per-month Internet access to poor families as a result of a condition on its 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal. Comcast proposed to extend this “Internet Essentials” program to Time Warner Cable customers, and the company argues that it has offered enough.
Wrong. Until all producers have been bled dry, it will never be enough.
Hold on, Comcast. You could be in for another shakedown already:
In addition to state governments, Comcast’s purchase of TWC is being evaluated by the Federal Communications Commission and [Social] Justice Department.
In what free country would businesses be required to provide their goods and services free of charge?
On a tip from Steve T.
Eric Holder is right for once. There really is a connection between requiring identification to vote and racism.
Nothing could be more racist that La Raza, a radical brown power outfit whose very name means “the Race.” Here’s the connection to voter ID:
The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.
“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification. In case you’re wondering where your state is at in all of this, a helpful (sic) graphic from the Post’s graphics team.”
Helpful to La Raza, anyway.
The Chicago chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice tweeted Blake’s article with the message, “Reminder — #Illinois does NOT require #voterID to cast a ballot,” along with the pro-Democrat hashtag #TurnOutForWhat. The tweet was helpfully retweeted by the National Council of La Raza.
Voter fraud in this country is systematic and getting worse. Groups devoted to advancing the interests of nonwhites at the expense of the majority population are taking full advantage.
On tips from Henry, DinaRehn, Artfldgr, Bodhisattva, and Petterssonp .
Joe Dan Gorman of Intellectual Froglegs presents the cure for electile dysfunction in his second installment of American Voter Guide 2014:
If the good guys don’t stay motivated, the bad guys win.
You had better not object to the pro-Islamic brainwashing that takes place in public schools. You might get banned from setting foot on campus:
A Maryland father who asked that his daughter be excused from learning about Islam in her world history class now finds himself under a no-trespass order that prevents him from setting foot on the girl’s public school campus.
The events leading to the no-trespass order occurred at La Plata High School in La Plata, Md., a small town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., SoMDNews reports, a website for three local newspapers.
The dad is Kevin Wood, a former corporal and eight-year veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Wood was initially upset because he did not want his daughter, a high school junior, to participate in instruction about Islam.
It is easy to see why, considering the obsequious and insidious nature of this instruction, which apparently consists of whitewashing the barbaric cult in the interests of political correctness and comparing it favorably to its historic nemesis, Western Civilization.
He called the school district office last week, first speaking to an administrative assistant and eventually speaking to La Plata High vice principal Shannon Morris.
A school district spokeswoman, Katie O’Malley-Simpson, said Wood threatened to cause problems at the school during his conversation with Morris. O’Malley-Simpson provided no specific information about any threats the former Marine made. …
Wood denies making any threats.
To educrats, being a thought criminal is threatening enough.
His version of the conversation is that he explained in no uncertain terms that he does “not believe in” Islam and wants his daughter removed from class while other students study the Muslim religion. …
Wood is also frustrated that his daughter’s world history teacher would dedicate taxpayer-funded class time to Islam while giving short shrift — or just no shrift — to Christianity.
Our ruling class doesn’t like Christianity, therefore acknowledging its central role in Western history would violate the mythical wall between church and state. Our ruling class does like Islam, so propagandizing on its behalf is an integral part of teaching Middle Eastern history.
On tips from Bill T and Henry. Hat tip: Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.