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Apr 04 2013

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On a tip from TED.

Apr 04 2013

15-Year-Old Girl Schools Gun-Grabbing Bureauweenies

Maybe instead of having gun policy determined by ignorant cretins who lack even a child’s understanding of firearms, we should put it into the hands of people who actually know something about guns — like this infinitely wiser and better informed 15-year-old girl:

On tips from Drago, G. Fox, and Gerard.

Apr 04 2013

Feminism Hits a Homerun

When Pete Kozma of the St. Louis Cardinals hit a homerun against the Diamondbacks Tuesday night, the entire feminist movement scored:

American manhood has been fundamentally transformed.

Here’s the instant replay, via Deadspin:


Imagine if instead of being up in the stands valiantly protecting his woman metrosexual-style, this guy was down on the field. Then again, there’s no need to imagine.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Apr 04 2013

Gun-Grabbing Congresscretin Does Not Understand That Magazines Can Be Reloaded

TV ads that violate basic gun safety laws, slapstick attempts to load rifles, and bizarre assertions that women can’t handle low-recoil AR-15s and that barrel shrouds are shoulder things that go up are only the tip of the iceberg of ignorance when it comes to guns and the authoritarian liberals who want to regulate them out of our hands. Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO) holds forth on what she calls “magazine clips”:

“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

That is, high standard capacity magazines should be banned because after the bullets in them are used up, guns will be rendered useless. That a magazine might be reloaded apparently did not occur to this sparkling avatar of our ruling idiocracy.

The current situation is comparable to having authoritarian limitations on automobiles imposed by people who think you have to throw away gas tanks when they are empty.

Diana DeGette: One dumb moonbat.

On tips from Artfldgr, Katya Kakhov, Jeff F, Bob Roberts, Comrade J, Jim S, and Rotohammer.

Apr 04 2013

James Schiliro: Another Mayor Against Illegal Guns

It isn’t easy to top the hypocrisy of virulent gun-grabbers like Piers Morgan, who enjoy the safety provided by firearms while demanding that it be denied to others — but it can be done:

Another hypocrite politician, a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ group, has been busted for demanding drunken gay sex at gunpoint from a young man who looked to Mayor James Schiliro of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania as a ‘father figure’. Schiliro has since been dropped from Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, whose slogan is “The time has come to Demand Action.” I have to wonder if they meant that so literally? Will Mayor Bloomberg soon announce a new group for mayors, “Mayors Against Mayors Using Illegal Guns to Demand Gay Sex”?

Schiliro actually fired a gun during the encounter, which entailed up to 30 demands that an act of homosexual depravity be performed for his pleasure.

No wonder he doesn’t think citizens should be entrusted with firearms. If we were no more responsible than our political ruling class, the Second Amendment would be like a prescription to pass out hand grenades to the monkeys at the zoo.

Schiliro: Bloomberg ally against our right of self-defense.

On tips from StanInTexas and leading from behind.

Apr 04 2013

Teeing Up the Next Financial Crisis

Economically and politically, the country is still reeling from the aftershocks of the 2008 housing collapse, which was caused largely by the federal government coercing banks to make bad loans to persons of sacred nonwhiteness for the purpose of redistributing wealth. After all the hardship caused and the $zillions of wealth destroyed, at least our rulers know to back off on applying Affirmative Action to mortgage loans, right? Wrong:

The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place. …

Obama pledged in his State of the Union address to do more to make sure more Americans can enjoy the benefits of the housing recovery, but critics say encouraging banks to lend as broadly as the administration hopes will sow the seeds of another housing disaster and endanger taxpayer dollars.

Obamunist bureaucrats are “encouraging lenders to use more subjective judgment in determining whether to offer a loan.” This offers a clue as to what is meant by “subjective judgment”:

The administration’s efforts come in the midst of a housing market that has been surging for the past year but that has been delivering most of the benefits to established homeowners with high credit scores or to investors who have been behind a significant number of new purchases.

“If you were going to tell people in low-income and moderate-income communities and communities of color there was a housing recovery, they would look at you as if you had two heads,” said John Taylor, president of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a nonprofit housing organization.

People who have worked hard and have made major sacrifices to retain their high credit scores should not be allowed to enjoy a rebound in the housing market while “communities of color” have to live within their means. That wouldn’t be Hopey Changey.

Deciding which borrowers get loans might seem like something that should be left up to the private market. But since the financial crisis in 2008, the government has shaped most of the housing market, insuring between 80 percent and 90 percent of all new loans, according to the industry publication Inside Mortgage Finance. It has done so primarily through the Federal Housing Administration, which is part of the executive branch, and taxpayer-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, run by an independent regulator.

The word for this arrangement — whereby nominally free market sectors of the economy are actually rigidly controlled by authoritarian bureaucrats — used to be fascism. But that word now means almost exactly the opposite of what it did in the days of Mussolini and Hitler. Now it can be defined as “anything liberals don’t like.” So we’ll call current housing policy corporatism — a stepping stone to the straightforward communism that is only one or two more government-engineered crises away.

money drain
Here we go again.

On tips from Bob Roberts, Sam Adams, G. Fox, and Artfldgr.

Apr 04 2013

Piers Morgan’s Hypocrisy: Massive Enough to Affect Earth’s Axial Tilt

Disgraced British propagandist Piers Morgan, best known for his ongoing jihad against the Second Amendment of our Constitution, lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills. Even countermoonbats like to protect their property. Here’s how Morgan protects his:

“ARMED RESPONSE” does not mean armed with scathing repartee. No guns for you little people though. You don’t have any Beverly Hills mansions to defend anyway.

Via Weasel Zippers. On tips from Wilberforce and Just TheTip. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Apr 04 2013

Hiring Lifeguards Who Can’t Swim in the Name of Diversity

Following the election of Barack Hussein Obama, it is no longer possible to take Affirmative Action to new extremes of stupidity — but that doesn’t mean moonbats won’t try:

To diversify the lifeguard force, Phoenix will spend thousands of dollars to recruit minorities even if they’re not strong swimmers, according to an official quoted in a news report. Blacks, Latinos and Asians who may not necessarily qualify can still get hired, says the city official who adds that “we will work with you in your swimming abilities.”

Most of the kids splashing around amid bobbing turds and spreading yellow clouds in Phoenix’s 29 public pools are of the politically favored black and blown persuasions, whereas most of the lifeguards are white, since whites tend to be better at swimming — or to put it in cultural Marxist terms,

In Phoenix public pool lifeguards have traditionally come from “more affluent parts of town” where schools have swim teams.

Fortunately our wise rulers have a simple solution to this intolerable state of affairs: hire nonwhites regardless of qualifications.

If only this anti-white lunacy were limited to Phoenix swimming pools:

Under President Obama we have seen a lot of this at the federal level through a variety of specially-designed government programs that give ethnic minorities special treatment at all federal agencies as well as medical and agricultural fields, among others.

Earlier this year the administration made history by hiring the government’s first “Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity” to mastermind a multi-million-dollar effort that boosts the number of minorities in biomedical research…

Scientific discoveries don’t matter in and of themselves; what matters is that they be made by nonwhites — or rather, that nonwhites be paid to pretend to make them, just as nonwhites will be paid to pretend to save drowning children at public pools.

On tips from Henry, Just TheTip, and Alphamail. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

Apr 04 2013

From the Bathhouse to the Baseball Diamond

Last we saw Obama throwing out a first pitch, it didn’t turn out so well:

obama pitch

So our undaunted leader gave it another try:


Maybe he should stick to shooting hoops. Strike that.

Maybe he should stick to riding his bicycle.

obama bicycle

Via The Looking Spoon, on a tip from TED.

Apr 04 2013

Rep Chaffetz Visits America’s Defenses

Our invasion and colonization by millions of Third Worlders, largely motivated by the promise of our money handed out to them for free by our government, represents an existential threat to the USA. With the most expensive military in the history of the world, it would seem we could defend the border from incursion. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) visited the border and took pictures of our defenses:

What, no welcome mat?

When the traitors responsible for defending our country meet Vidkun Quisling in hell, he will have no reason to feel ashamed in their presence.

On tips from Sam Adams and Bill T. Hat tips: The Blaze, Weasel Zippers.

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