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Apr 01 2013

Open Thread


Compliments of Matt L.

Apr 01 2013

Defending Homosexual Marriage While Dressed in a Tutu and Devil Horns

A theology lesson from a fellow who calls himself Queen:

Warning: failure to find Mr. Queen appealing constitutes a thought crime.

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Apr 01 2013

Canaries in Coal Mines

Bank account seizures in Cyprus, a socialist president driving the millionaires out of France, patients literally dying of British socialized medicine — how many canaries need to keel over before we stop letting the pointy-headed, power-mad, money-wasting, control freak intellectual morons who rule us dig us deeper into moonbattery?

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Apr 01 2013

Family Life in Fundamentally Transformed America

It’s not that moonbats would completely destroy the family. They just want to have different kinds of families — like this one:

An Arizona judge on Friday refused to grant a divorce for a transgender Arizona man [sic] who gave birth to three children after beginning to change his [sic] sex from female.

Maricopa County Family Court Judge Douglas Gerlach ruled that Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriages prevents Thomas Beatie’s 9-year union from being recognized as valid.

Thomas Beatie was born a woman and later underwent a double-mastectomy, and began testosterone hormone therapy and psychological treatment to become a man, but he [sic] retained female reproductive organs and gave birth to three children.

Gerlach said he had no jurisdiction to approve a divorce because there’s insufficient evidence that Beatie was a man when he [sic] married Nancy Beatie in Hawaii.

Wouldn’t it be easier if we just acknowledged that the scientific reality of whether you are male or female cannot be altered by drugs, surgical disfigurement, or even liberal ideology?

Beatie is eager to end his [sic] marriage, but the couple’s divorce plans stalled last summer when Gerlach said he was unable to find legal authority defining a man as someone who can give birth.

But even if Beatie is frustrated in her quest to obtain a divorce, no one can take away the towering achievement of having been named one of Barbara Walters’s “10 Most Fascinating People” in 2008.

If you’ve got the stomach for it, here’s a picture of Tracy Lehuanani Lagondino, a.k.a. Thomas Beatie.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 01 2013

NYC: Moochers Paradise

Thanks to Nanny Bloomberg and its location in America’s least free state, New York City is as close to hell as anywhere in the USA if you believe in freedom. But it is paradise for moochers, who arrive from all over the world to live easy in homeless shelters on other people’s money.

“People pay $3,000 for an apartment here, and I get to live here for free!” said Michal Jablonowski, 25, who moved back to the city from his native Poland three years ago and is now staying in a Bowery shelter.

“I have food. I have health care. It’s great,’’ Jablonowski said. “Here, the city supports you. The city helps you with everything. …

“The shelters are really nice. You have clean sheets. You get to watch TV and stay in the warm. Homeless people have it so good, they don’t want to look for a job.’’

Free room and board are only the beginning. Jablonowski also has a free cell phone and plans to get his teeth fixed at taxpayers’ expense.

He is hardly the only welfare tourist to take a bite of the Big Apple.

Nearly one in four of the city’s single homeless people who entered the system in December 2012 listed their last address as outside the city. …

Taxpayers shell out $3,000 a month to feed, house and provide other services to each homeless person. The average stay in a city shelter is as long as nine months — although there’s no limit.

“Some people in here have it better than people working 9 to 5, because they’re not paying rent. I’ve stayed in hostels worse. I call this four stars,” said William Sullivan, who came to the city from LA for a job that fell through.

“Everyone in this place has a silver spoon in their mouth. You get fed three to four meals a day, and the food here is great.”

A Michigan woman who arrived in December said she was drawn to New York for the “adventure.”

“New York is New York! That’s why people come here,” said Amy Kaufman, 41, who is staying in a city-funded Chelsea shelter.

“I go to the library, and I go sightseeing a lot in Times Square and Chelsea. I like it here.

Taxpayers don’t. New Yorkers lead the country in paying taxes. There is no such thing as a free lunch.


On tips from Sean C, BoJangles, Artfldgr, and Dr. 9.

Apr 01 2013

Washington Post: Gun Violence Is Caused by White Men

The Washington Post has figured out the cause of gun violence — white men have not yet been eradicated:

Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.”

Sure. Like we do in response to the ongoing epidemic of black on white mob violence that the media has blacked out (so to speak).

But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.

Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years — not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys. Yet when the National Rifle Association (NRA), led by white men, held a news conference after the Newtown massacre to advise Americans on how to reduce gun violence, its leaders’ opinions were widely discussed.

Evidently white men’s opinions do not deserve to be discussed.

Congratulations to the Arab Nidal Hasan of Fort Hood on his honorary induction into the white race. Hopefully this means it is no longer “racist” to dislike Islam, as libs often screech. WaPo should extend the same honor to the Korean Seung-Hui Cho of Virginia Tech, who killed more people in a single shooting than anyone else in American history.

If WaPo were a legitimate source of information, it might have mentioned that even according to Eric “My People” Holder’s radically anti-Caucasian Injustice Department, blacks are eight times more likely to commit homicides in this country than whites. In New York, 80% of shootings are by blacks.

But what do facts matter? As Founding Father of Progressivism Vladimir Lenin might say, even the most vile and malignant lies, if repeated often enough, become the truth. That is the purpose of the Washington Post.

Hasan: His whiteness made him do it.

On a tip from StanInTexas. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

Apr 01 2013

Even Hoaxers Admit It Isn’t Getting Any Warmer

There’s no better time than April Fools Day to check in on the progress of the global warming crisis:

Debate about the reality of a two-decade pause in global warming and what it means has made its way from the sceptical fringe to the mainstream.

Even global warming profiteers have had to admit that their predictions are not coming true. True to form, they blame the embarrassing lack of rising temperatures on the source of all other problems — the emissions produced by human activity.

James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says the lower than expected temperature rise between 2000 and the present could be explained by increased emissions from burning coal.

That is, increased emissions cool the planet, countering the warming caused by increased emissions.

Others come close to admitting that the jig is up for the Great Global Warming Swindle.

“The global temperature standstill shows that climate models are diverging from observations,” says David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

“If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change,” he says.

Whitehouse argues that whatever has happened to make temperatures remain constant requires an explanation because the pause in temperature rise has occurred despite a sharp increase in global carbon emissions.

It is becoming impossible to pretend that we haven’t been lied to. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change responds by screeching still more hysterical lies:

The upcoming IPCC report is expected to lift the maximum possible temperature increase [over the century] to 6C.

If temperatures still won’t go up, they may raise that to 12°C so that we’ll really be scared.

al gore
Getting less believable every day.

On tips from Just TheTip, Bob Roberts, DaddyOD, and Artfldgr.

Apr 01 2013

Socialized Medicine: Money for Fake Boobs as Patients Starve

Why are capitalist countries wealthy and socialist countries poor? Because the free market allocates resources more wisely than bureaucrats. This is how healthcare resources are allocated under Britain’s regime of socialized medicine:

Britain’s National Health Service, the NHS, recently spent £4,800 — about $7,200 — on enormous breast implants for an aspiring model while nearly 1,200 patients starved to death in hospitals over the past four years. Critics say the deaths were caused by neglect due to understaffing.

The NHS provided Josie Cunningham with 36DD implants in January after she told her doctor that being flat-chested was causing emotional distress.

It gets worse:

In addition to the breast implants, the NHS has also spent £25,000 — about $37,000 — on a sex-change operation for a 19-year-old male diagnosed with “gender identity disorder.”

Welcome to our collectivist future, in which sniveling about “emotional distress” or belonging to a privileged group beloved by liberals will get you medical service, but your own efforts to take financial responsibility for your potential needs will not.

$3,600 apiece, courtesy of taxpayers.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Apr 01 2013

Caption Contest Winner

The weekend caption contest results are in:


Second runner up:

With this move, Michelle Obama stopped the boy in the front row’s puberty dead in its tracks.
— Elizabeth

First runner up:

The U.S. First Lady exhibits the subdued style, dignity, and grace that have become hallmarks of her time in the White House and are emulated around the world.
— Piers Morgan

The winner:

I give this dance a 7.9… on the Richter scale.
— Running rampant

Congratulations, Running rampant. You have earned a free t-shirt from the ever-expanding selection at Party Crasher.

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