Via Liberty Works, on a tip from TED.
James O’Keefe strikes again, exposing the left’s culture of corruption regarding voter fraud in Colorado:
Ever wonder why liberals dominate the government in a country where conservatives vastly outnumber them? They have the advantage of not being burdened by any scruples whatsoever. For them, elections are only a formality that will eventually be dispensed with. There is only one moral absolute to a progressive: gain power over others by any means necessary. How else will they be able to impose utopia?
As the public becomes more aware of the extent to which Democrats have corrupted the system by enabling and engaging in voter fraud, the already tenuous sense that the government represents rather than rules us will continue to disintegrate.
On tips from Artfldgr, Bodhisattva, and DinaRehn.
As Democrats become ever more desperate to avoid the electoral consequences of their disastrous governance — and as liberal politics becomes saturated with Obama’s Alinskyite community organizer approach — tactics will get ever slimier:
According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory. …
If true, the fact that the NAACP’s leaders appear willing to risk the confusion and disenfranchisement of their own members in order to deceive a Court about common sense election integrity laws speaks volumes about the intellectual bankruptcy of the left’s arguments.
It’s amazing what you might get away with, so long as the media establishment backs you to the hilt. Try to imagine the media explosion that would occur if Republicans ever stooped to something like this.
On a tip from Lyle.
The profession that defines Barack Obama — community organizer — was not invented by Saul Alinsky. Community organizing can be found in the Bible. Acts 17:5, for example:
But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.
This will be the template for what Obama et al. engineer in Ferguson if it becomes impossible for local officials to deny that Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in self-defense.
On a tip from Lyle.
The New York Times tells us the only hope for the Democrats to avoid the wrath of voters for what they have been doing to our country is massive black turnout. The mouthpiece of the liberal establishment can’t admit that their true last best hope is what may have gotten Obama reelected: systematic voter fraud. Here’s how blatant it has already become in the state that gave us Obama:
Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti explains it all away:
“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine. When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”
The machine’s calibration was improper, all right.
Cook County means Chicago. The Chicago way means Stalin being right that it doesn’t matter who votes; it only matters who counts the votes. Obama in the White House for years on end means Chicago politics has become American politics.
Don’t worry, Dems. Republicans will never call you on it, or they would have by now. You might as well cheat as brazenly as this ballot box–stuffing moonbat in Arizona:
Via The Blaze:
“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.
Citizens for a Better Arizona is a hard left outfit that boasts of taking the scalp of SB1070 author Russell Pearce. Maricopa County includes Phoenix.
The Maricopa County GOP chairman provided the Arizona Daily Independent with the following account of what happened during the Aug. 26 primary election cycle:
Guy: “What’s your problem?”
LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”
Guy: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”
LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”
Guy: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”
LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”
Guy: “Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”
Charming, aren’t they?
LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”
“America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.”
That’s Hope & Change for you. Now our only hope is that we can change this country back to America. It won’t be easy; the other side can smell totalitarianism from here, and they will stop at nothing to achieve this objective.
On tips from ., G. Fox, Byron, Wilberforce, Petterssonp, Mr. Mentalo, Henry, Jester, and Artfldgr.
Liberals accuse the GOP of being the party of white people, as if that were the worst conceivable denunciation. There is no doubt that their own Democrat Party is the party of black people. The New York Times confirms that the Dems’ only hope to avoid paying a price at the polls for their extreme mismanagement of the country under Obama and Harry Reid is to get a massive turnout by blacks who couldn’t care less how fast the country has been swirling down the drain, so long as they retain their privileged status as alleged victims of oppression.
In a desperate attempt to stampede the herd of race-first black voters to the polls, liberal drovers are resorting to tactics that would make anyone less vile than the infamous RINO Thad Cochran ashamed.
As the truth comes to light, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Officer Darren Wilson shot the violent maniac Michael Brown in self-defense. But this won’t become common knowledge in the black community until after next month’s election — if ever. Therefore Georgia Democrats are sending out mailers to black voters in Georgia featuring highly inflammatory propaganda like this:
As you can see, racial harmony is not on the Democrat agenda. Quite the opposite.
Note that the Dems just tell blacks to vote. They don’t need to tell them who to vote for.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s Democrat Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has refused to admit that she voted for Obama. I doubt they mention that in the flyers.
On tips from Artfldgr and Petterssonp.
When self-styled “Soldier of Allah” Nidal Hasan killed 14 Americans at Fort Hood, that was trivialized as “workplace violence.” When Alton Nolen (a.k.a. “Jah’Keem Yisrael”) cut off an infidel coworker’s head in accordance with Islamic practice, that was dismissed as workplace violence too. No doubt the Obama Regime would call this “road rage”:
One of two Canadian soldiers run down by a car driven by a suspected Islamic militant has died, police said Tuesday, the first such incident in Canada since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants.
A police spokesman said the soldier died late Monday. His name, age and rank were not released. The soldier was one of two walking near a Quebec strip mall when they were run down by the car Monday morning.
Quebec police said the 25-year-old driver was shot and killed after a chase following the incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, around 25 miles southeast of Montreal.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office said the man was known to federal authorities, and that there were clear indications he had become “radicalized.” The government has used the term to refer to Canadians who support militant Islamic groups.
Canadian media, citing police sources, identified the driver as Martin Couture-Rouleau, a resident of the Quebec town, and said he had a Facebook page under the name Ahmad Rouleau.
It seems Canadians are not straining their brains very hard to come up with a motive. Political correctness must be less advanced up there.
Chances are high a similar motive will be found for today’s incident in Ottawa:
Multiple gunmen opened fire at the Canadian Parliament complex, shooting at least one soldier and spraying as many as 30 shots inside the government building just two days after a terror attack in Quebec shook the nation, officials said.
The shots rang out just before 10 a.m., and were quickly followed by reports of “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa,” according to a tweet from police. The shooting at the government complex came after witnesses said they saw one and possibly two men jump out of a Toyota Corolla and run toward the National War Memorial, where one man opened fire on a soldier, officials told the Ottawa Sun. The gunmen then ran to the Parliament building, where witnesses later said they saw one man – possibly a gunman, down near the library. Bernard Trottier, a Toronto-area MP, tweeted that the gunman inside Centre Block “has been shot and killed.” The other was reportedly being sought.
We’ll see how many have to die before steps are taken to curtail the spread of Islam.
On tips from Petterssonp, Wiggins, Light_V_Dark, and Tchhht!!!
California is always on the cutting edge, so it should be no surprise that this state has taken the next logical step in the use of the government’s micromanagement of healthcare insurance to force Christians to abandon their moral principles:
California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B [which liberals falsely claim does not technically cause abortion]. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.
At the insistence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the DMHC concluded that a 40-year-old state law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” had been misinterpreted all these decades. Every plan in the state was immediately ordered, effective August 22, to cover elective abortion. …
The news has slowly leaked out as insurers grappling with this change have begun quietly informing employers of this sudden change in the terms of their policy.
Since we live in moonbat upside-down world, churches are still permitted to exclude contraceptives from their health plans on religious grounds, but not the surgical dismemberment of babies, because the militant degenerates running the state government have decreed that killing your own child is a “basic health service.”
This demonstrates why no free country would allow the government to dictate what is covered in health insurance policies. The terms of voluntary contracts must be left to those who sign them. Introducing government coercion is tyranny. When liberals are in charge, this tyranny takes the form of moral depravity and grotesque social engineering.
Attempting to force Christians to act against their beliefs is a prominent feature of both the ObamaCare power grab and the “gay rights” blitzkrieg. It isn’t a coincidence. Hollowing out Christianity by criminalizing its principles will eradicate this crucial defensive barrier against authoritarian utopianism.
On a tip from Artfldgr.
Ten days before Thomas Eric Duncan brought Ebola to Dallas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson gave a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in which he did not mention Ebola until he was asked about it, but did manage to work in denunciations of America and reverent references to black power radicals Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton:
In the name of national security, our government should not overreact or react out of fear, anger or prejudice. Our American history, old and recent, is riddled with unfortunate examples in which our government in the name of national security has gone too far.
Long before this nation honored Martin Luther King with a national holiday and a street named for him in virtually every major city, he was the target of government surveillance and harassment.
Professor Charles V. Hamilton, retired from Columbia University, is one of the most respected political scientists in the United States and a member of this Council. In the 1960s, he coauthored the book “Black Power” with Stokely Carmichael and was suspected of being a dangerous subversive by his own government. More recent and in reaction to 9/11, our government engaged in enhanced interrogation techniques, contrary to who we are as a great nation.
Let me emphasize that this guy — whose only qualifications are a radical background and having bundled donations for Obama — is in charge of our national security. Dangerous subversives of the Stokely Carmichael stripe are now running the federal government.
Johnson is an advocate of ‘black power’ politics. Unfortunately he’s not the only one. Michelle Obama based her 1985 Princeton thesis on Carmichael and Hamilton’s book which preached the rejection of assimilation, white middle-class values, nonviolence, and coalition building.
Carmichael came up with the catchy ‘black power’ rallying cry to mean just that — the acquisition of power by blacks. Inspired by Marxism and egged on by the Communist Party USA, militant activists like Carmichael sought to uproot what they perceived to be a racist-based, exploitative, capitalist system.
If our Homeland Secretary was not on board with the black power movement, why would he bring up Carmichael and Hamilton’s book in September, 2014 — 48 years after Carmichael coined the term and a week before a sick Liberian was allowed into the country?
Why would leftist media like the Guardian be pushing Ebola as America’s fear of “African-ness” and “blackness?”
While Americans scratch their heads in disbelief over this administration’s seeming ineptitude over Ebola, the long-dead communist Carmichael’s dream of sticking it to ‘whitey’ via the White House and its apparatchiks is coming true.
Let people who hate your society take charge of it and there will be a price to pay. Ebola may put that price at a large number of American lives.
On tips from ScarletPimpernel and DinaRehn.
Whether deliberately or not, Muslims and their fellow travelers facilitate the next bloody Islamic terror attack on New York by using political correctness to compel authorities to put their guard down. Screeching about “profiling” often serves this purpose. Here a pair of enterprising bloggers managed to capture an incident of profiling on video:
As you might have guessed, the whole production was a lame hoax. Via The Smoking Gun:
[T]he viral video is a sham, a staged production aimed to go viral and pile up views and YouTube channel subscriptions for its young creators, Brooklynites Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, who get a piece of the revenue generated by ads that run before their videos play.
The phony cop’s performance was particularly unconvincing. Yet it duped the willful idiots at Huffpo:
According to The Huffington Post, the video provides a “small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.” The news site later updated its piece to indicate that the clip’s authenticity could not be verified, and that NYPD officials are reviewing the video.
This cheesy application of taqiyya earns the pair of cultural jihadists a place on the incomplete but always growing Moonbattery.com hate hoax list:
• Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar
• Daniele Watts
• Keith Jones
• Sweet Briar College hoaxer
• Grand Valley State University student
• Richard Kennedy
• Anonymous Hercules Middle-High School student
• Joe Williams
• Andrea Brazier
• Genesis Hernandez
• Danya Morales
• Toni Christina Jenkins
• Dylan Bleier and Matt Alden
• Meg Lanker-Simons
• Olander Cuthrell
• Charlie Rogers
• Sharmeka Moffitt
• Joseph Baken
• Alexandra Pennell
• Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin
• Quinn Matney
• Aubriana Banks
• Sarah Marshak
• Floyd Elliot
• Tawana Brawley
• Crystal Gail Mangum
• Kerri Dunn
• Leah Miller
• Ahmad Saad Nasim
On tips from Dean D and Bodhisattva.
Long-time Moonbattery.com readers will fondly remember Scott T of Leading Malaysian Neocon, who provided many excellent tips, and Zack Rawsthorne, whose fine Diversity Lane cartoons often appeared here as open thread graphics. Both are back, having teamed up to produce That’s Racist, a countermoonbat book for young adults.
From the book description at Indiegogo:
This book is an honest but lighthearted story for young readers, about the unintended consequences of focusing too much on skin colour. After all, when we continue to treat people differently – whether in better or worse ways – isn’t that just racism in another form? Isn’t positive discrimination still, y’know, discrimination?
Here’s a sample page (click the pic for full size):
This is just the sort of guerilla DIY project that needs to succeed for conservatives to challenge the cultural hegemony of the liberal establishment. The book will only see print if enough money can be raised through crowdfunding (otherwise contributions will be refunded). Check out the Indiegogo page to see the generous perks for contributors.
In biology, they would be known as parasites. In politics, they are called bureaucrats. They live well at our expense. Not all of them even pretend to do anything that would justify their lavish salaries and benefits. Those accused of misconduct often don’t even have to show up at the office:
Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show.
During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. …
While the employees stayed home, they not only collected paychecks but also built their pensions, vacation and sick days and moved up the federal pay scale.
There are rules to prevent this obvious waste. But rules don’t apply to the government these days.
The extensive use of administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing discipline to “rare circumstances” in which the employee is considered a threat. The long-standing rules were written in an effort to curb waste and deal quickly with workers accused of misconduct.
Note that these employees are not merely useless, like typical bureaucrats. Usually they have been banished from the office because their behavior makes them worse than useless. Most of them deserve to be fired. That would force them to work in the private sector, providing the constructive labor that generates the wealth Big Government squanders on generous salaries for barnacles.
Often federal bureaucrats on paid leave fill their empty days by heading for the local marina, causing further trouble by clinging to the hulls of boats:
The time has come to scrape them off.
On tips from Ben S, Petterssonp, and Bodhisattva.
The USA isn’t the only country undergoing what Obama referred to as “fundamental transformation.” The liberal ruling class has been importing massive numbers of welfare colonists from the Muslim world to populate slums, with the ultimate goal of transforming Sweden into a nonwhite country. Since the entire nation has not gone insane, some Swedes aren’t happy about it. These Swedes are marginalized and made to shut up:
A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue.
The Constitutional Committee’s report has been voted for in parliament, seen in a letter from the Parliamentary Offices. Member of Parliament Andrew Norlén, member of the Constitutional Committee, has been pushing the issue and he says it will rapidly become a deterrent.
“I do not think it takes very many prosecutions before a signal is transmitted in the community that the internet is not a lawless country, the sheriff is back in town” Norlén said during a one-sided ‘debate’ on the issue in Swedish parliament.
If hordes of Muslims tried to storm the Swedish border brandishing scimitars, presumably someone would meet them with force so that their country might continue to exist. But if the invaders are imported by their own quisling government, people will not only submit to the invasion, but will agree to fund it. Generous welfare programs leave the Muslims free to devote their time to breeding at several times the rate of the native population.
Since a similar process is being used to erase America, we can expect similar restrictions on speech, the moment changing demographics make them politically feasible to inflict.
On a tip from R F.
Man in the street interviews constantly remind us how unengaged Americans tend to be regarding politics, which is the best explanation for how Obama could have been elected. But even during football season they are not too oblivious to recognize the unfolding consequences:
A devastating new Politico poll reveals voters believe America has spun off its axis and is “out of control.”
“An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are ‘out of control’ and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms,” reports Politico.
The poll, which surveyed states and districts in the most competitive congressional races, found that 64% of Americans believe “things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control right now.”
Top concerns include the Islamic State, which Obama not long ago dismissed as a “J.V. team,” and his signature catastrophe, ObamaCare.
At times like these people tend to want a grownup at the wheel, and that would rule out the Democrat in literally every election. But there is still hope for the moonbats. According to the poll, George W. Bush beat Obama by only 3% on the question of who was “more effective at managing the basic functions of the federal government,” despite Obama’s effectiveness being far below what would be required of a night manager at a 7-Eleven. Eight years of relentless anti-Bush propaganda certainly did its work. The liberal establishment should still be able to get the herd turned around and headed for the cliff again, if not in time for next month, then for 2016.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
We watch in horror as Obama imports Ebola vectors from West Africa and prepares to decree amnesty for the tens of millions of Third Worlders already in the country illegally. But we need to remember to watch the other hand:
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the Obama administration to task Friday for its “irresponsible” plan to allow as many as 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said the administration’s Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program — which will allow thousands of Haitians awaiting a U.S. visa to enter the country and legally apply for work permits — is “an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority.”
“Which countries are next on President Obama’s list?” Mr. Grassley said. “Will there by medical screenings before entry? Will work permits be granted automatically? How will this affect American workers?”
The likely answers: West African countries, no, yes, harmfully.
The point of course is to make America less like America and more like Haiti. Importing enough largely welfare-dependent Third Worlders of a race unlikely ever to fully assimilate into America society will of course be a boon to the party that maintains power largely by confiscating money from whites and redistributing it to nonwhites in return for their votes.
There is no question of this being good for our country, or even of it being intended to be good for our country. No civilization can survive if it allows itself to be ruled by people who do not mean it well.
On tips from Henry, Bill T, Petterssonp, and Byron.
The virtually unreported epidemic of black on white mob violence that has been plaguing the country for the past few years is particularly disturbing when you consider that mobs of thugs are easily exploited. Hitler famously put such mobs to strategic use during his rise to power. As Hope & Change continues to deteriorate, Obama et al. may resort to this tactic.
It’s not as if the thought would never occur to them. Representatives of the Department of Social Justice were sent to Florida during the Trayvon Martin spectacle to lend logistical support to racial arsonist Al Sharpton. Eric Holder himself appeared in Ferguson to fan the flames after the Michael Brown shooting. Despite his total ineptitude in most other regards, the Community Organizer in Chief ought to have no problem directing racially bloodthirsty mobs against particular targets — considering that an untrained bus driver can do it:
A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on her bus, which they did with gusto and pepper spray. All the while, the other black passengers hooted and hollered in encouragement.
All while the bus driver waited for the beating to finish so the attackers could get back on the bus. With her thanks.
The bus company didn’t give a darn. And it took Baltimore police two months before they even investigated it.
The appalling event occurred last June. A white couple made the mistake of escorting their 9-year-old son home from school on a city bus. The driver asked them to move to the back, but they couldn’t, because there was no room. This enraged the female driver, who showered them with foul-mouthed threats and abuse.
At that point, other black passengers started yelling for the bus driver to remove the white family from the bus. One of passengers urged the bus driver to use her phone and “call them up.”
Who was “them”? The family discovered two stops later, when a large group of students from Mergenthaler Vo-Tech and Academy for College and Career Exploration boarded the bus.
The victims were standing next to the bus driver and they heard her tell the newly-boarded students: “I don’t care where they get off. You handle that (Bleep) and I’ll take care of you. I’ll wait for you.”
Soon after, the family of three left the bus, along with the 20 black students who had just boarded it.
They beat and pepper-sprayed all three members of the family, choking and banging their heads on the ground — all while the bus driver waited and watched. …
Charging documents show the bus driver watched the assault and yelled several times, “Yeah, that’s what you get.” After the teens were finished with the beating, they got back on the bus, and the bus drove away, offering the victims no assistance, police said.
The progressive term for events like this is “social justice.”
Baltimore was part of America once. I wouldn’t advise setting foot there now. The rest of the country is following close behind.
On tips from JusttheTipHQ, G. Fox, Sean C, and Artfldgr.