The main thing to remember when heading to the polls is how much better the situation was before Democrats took control. Joe Dan Gorman of Intellectual Froglegs takes us through a Democrat Party progress report and reminds us that even holding your nose and pulling the lever for a RINO is better than letting the Obama–Reid–Pelosi axis of evil continue to destroy our world.
The hypocrisy of liberals is like the national debt they have run up — too vast to comprehend:
Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who has sponsored several “anti-gun” bills in her state, was arrested Monday night during a protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department. However, it’s what police officers found on her that is raising eyebrows.
Nasheed was carrying a loaded 9mm handgun and extra rounds of ammunition, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. She also refused to take a breathalyzer test after officers determined she “smelled strongly of intoxicants,” sources told KMOV-TV.
It’s okay, State Senator Nasheed says she needs a gun for self-defense. We who are not part of the government don’t, because our lives are expendable.
On a tip from Jester.
Key to the racial caste system liberals are trying to impose is the insane concept of disparate impact.
Here’s how it works. Say you have 10 ants and 10 grasshoppers. As in Aesop’s fable, the ants diligently store up food all summer while the grasshoppers hip-hop around and indulge in irresponsible dissipation. Then comes winter, and it is discovered that for some mysterious reason that could only be ascribed to discrimination, ants have more stored food than grasshoppers. Therefore, the storage of food is found to have a disparate impact on grasshoppers. The solution: force ants to turn over their food.
The odious and largely American-financed United Nations has been putting its nose into our business by applying this morally deranged concept to Detroit. Via Weasel Zippers (so that you don’t contract any nasty diseases at HuffPo):
United Nations experts are calling for a federal investigation of the water shutoffs that have affected thousands of Detroiters, expressing concern over the number of low-income black residents who are living without running water. …
“We were deeply disturbed to observe the indignity people have faced and continue to live with in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and in a city that was a symbol of America’s prosperity [before Coleman Young and other black leftists destroyed it by driving out all the white people],” read a joint statement Monday from Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN’s special rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and Leilani Farha, whose role addresses adequate housing and the right to non-discrimination in housing. [...]
“We were also distressed to learn from the low-income African American residents of the impossible choices they are being compelled to make — to either pay their rent or their medical bill, or to pay their water bill,” Farha and de Albuquerque said.
“We recommend that the Federal Government immediately undertake an investigation into the water shut-offs to determine if they are having a disproportionate impact on African Americans and other groups protected against discrimination,” the two experts said.
No doubt Eric Holder’s Department of Social Justice is eager to comply.
Tough luck if you are white. You have to pay not only your bills, but the bills of those who are “protected against discrimination” too. It’s a raw deal, not being discriminated against.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
The Department of Homeland Security is among the largest of the federal government’s many gargantuan agencies. Since it is doing little to defend the homeland from the serious threats posed by the porous border, Islam, and Ebola, some may wonder how the many employees of DHS kill time while waiting to collect their generous pensions. This story gives an idea:
In an underwear-related [matter] that is apparently a matter of national importance, the Department of Homeland Security descended upon a women’s lingerie shop in Kansas City, Mo., according to The Wichita Eagle. The federal officers were there to stop the business – Birdies Panties – from making undies with the Royals logo during the team’s Cinderella run to the World Series.
The boyshorts-style ladies unmentionables were created as a show of support for the Royals – playing in their first World Series since 1985 – but the design which said “Take the Crown” used an interlocking “KC” very much like the team’s official logo.
Apparently we don’t need local police anymore.
On a tip from Koran Klux Klan.
Liberalism turns America against itself. Anything turned against itself is weak. Weakness begets aggression. Consequently, Obama’s presidency has inevitably led to this:
Russian military provocations have increased so much over the seven months since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine that Washington and its allies are scrambling defense assets on a nearly daily basis in response to air, sea and land incursions by Vladimir Putin’s forces.
Not only is Moscow continuing to foment unrest in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials and regional security experts say Russian fighter jets are testing U.S. reaction times over Alaska and Japan’s ability to scramble planes over its northern islands — all while haunting Sweden’s navy and antagonizing Estonia’s tiny national security force.
The White House months ago leveled economic sanctions on several Russian businesses and political players, and recent weeks have seen President Obama intensify his rhetoric toward Moscow. But many in Washington’s national security community say the response is simply not firm enough and that, as a result, Mr. Putin actually feels emboldened to push the envelope — Cold War-style.
The West won the Cold War because it was led by the likes of Reagan, Thatcher, and Jean Paul II. But now Russia is back, like Jason Voorhees risen from the bottom of the lake just in time for Halloween. Obama, Cameron, and Francis are no match for Putin.
“What’s going on is a radical escalation of aggressive Russian muscle flexing and posturing designed to demonstrate that Russia is no longer a defeated power of the Cold War era,” says Ariel Cohen, who heads the Center for Energy, National Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington.
“The more we retreat, the more we are encouraging Russia to behave in a more aggressive way,” Mr. Cohen said. “We need to be engaging more deeply with our Central Asian allies, but instead we are in the process of abandoning turf to Russia, and it’s wrong — it’s against our interests geopolitically to let Russia feel that they all of a sudden have won all the turf without firing a shot.”
But that’s exactly what Russia did — by simply standing by and watching us self-destruct to the point of electing Obama.
Russian aggression — like Islamic terrorism, Ebola, Third World welfare colonization, and every other serious problem we face — is an opportunistic infection. We could deal with all of them, if not for the underlying disease that makes us vulnerable: moonbattery.
On a tip from Artfldgr.
At last, the crucial issue of Democrat voter fraud is starting to get some mainstream attention:
Rush Limbaugh believes that Democrats aren’t as popular as they might seem, so why they keep holding power struck him as confusing. But in reaction to a report about possible voter fraud in Cook County, Limbaugh suspected that––voter fraud––must be a big reason for them continuing to win.
Limbaugh cited polls, as well as less-than-impressive book sales for Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo‘s recent books, to say Democrats aren’t as popular as the media might build them up to be. …
And to him, for some Democrats to be doing well in their elections so far “doesn’t make any sense.” And while he didn’t directly blame voter fraud in every case for Democrats holding power, Limbaugh did say 1) “that kind of stuff is happening all over the country, I’m convinced of it,” and 2) “I’m really starting to be curious about the degree, the amount of voter fraud taking place out there.”
As ignored by most everyone, systematic fraud played a major part in Obama’s reelection, particularly in the key swing states Pennsylvania and Ohio. This year fraud seems to be the only strategy Democrats have (see here and here), other than pretending not to have been in lock step behind Obama and trying to whip up black turnout with outrageously inflammatory propaganda.
Hopefully El Rushbo and others will turn up the heat on voter fraud until Republicans feel pressured to do something about it. Otherwise elections will continue to lose credibility until no one takes the results seriously anymore, as in other countries run by socialists.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
When it comes to the global warming hoax, neo-Marxists like Obama who want to use it as a pretext to jack taxes through the stratosphere and incrementally impose a Soviet-style command and control economy are the moderates. Extremes exist even further to the left. The place to find them is academia, where developing young minds are guided:
Mankind is doomed unless we immediately de-industrialize and slash carbon dioxide emissions, according to Guy McPherson, emeritus professor from the University of Arizona.
McPherson appeared on Paul Henry’s New Zealand-based talk program to warn that global warming was “irreversible” and the only way to stop it is to “terminate industrial civilization.”
“I think there’s ample chance we can save the living planet, but not our species. … Some people think that this whole thing is about us,” McPherson told the Paul Henry Show. “We just showed up… I don’t think this is about us, I think it’s about the living planet.”
Professor McPherson’s proposal is straightforward:
“The only way to stop runaway climate change is to terminate industrial civilization,” he said.
Not even going back to a hand-to-mouth existence that could sustain only a small percentage of the current human population will be enough to save us from the fictional crisis.
When asked [if] there was any way mankind could stave off extinction from global warming, McPherson ominously responded all “we can do is enjoy and create moments of joy while we are here” because “humans will reach the end of the line in a relatively short time.”
Shouts the nutty professor:
“I’m suggesting we make this about the other organisms.”
This is moonbattery taken to its logical conclusion. Treason is reflexive with liberals; they will always side with the other. That’s why our liberal overlords side with blacks against whites, non-Americans against Americans, Muslims against non-Muslims, the perverted against the normal, et cetera. It is only to be expected that they would consider the interests of “other organisms” to be paramount.
If satanic squids invaded from outer space to attack earthly organisms, liberals would drop their affection for polar bears and delta smelts and revere the satanic squids.
The mild (and welcome) warming trend that gave birth to the global warming hoax ended 18 years ago. But a belief system that could conceivably be exploited to “terminate” our civilization is too precious to give up on just because our thermometers have debunked it.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
WARNING: The video below was produced by moonbats and is tasteless even by their exceedingly low and ever-sinking standards. It features ethnically selected little girls wiggling their heads around like ghetto denizens and mixing various faux statistics and progressive bumper sticker slogans with foul language, as if that would somehow lend credibility to the propaganda:
This is the future if liberals keep winning the culture war.
Fauxcahontas Proclaims System Is Rigged — While Stumping for Al Franken, Who Was Elected Through Voter Fraud
While revving up voters for Sen. Al Franken, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had a clear message critical of the GOP.
Speaking in front of more than 400 people at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., the Democrat proclaimed: “The game is rigged, and the Republicans rigged it,” according to the Washington Post.
Maybe Warren wasn’t talking about voter fraud, but it still takes a deaf ear to discuss rigged games while stumping for a former professional clown who obtained his Senate seat through brazen election fraud.
On a tip from Bodhisattva.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released his annual list of government spending projects. These projects tend to be funded by the countless federal agencies that crowd the Debt Star without direct approval by Congress, thereby avoiding accountability to those of us left to finance them. CNS News has collected a few samples:
• Swedish massages for rabbits: $387,000
• Teaching Mountain Lions to Ride a Treadmill: $856,000
• Studying how many times “hangry” people stab a voodoo doll: $331,000
• Studying the gambling habits of monkeys: $171,000
• Producing the children’s musical: Zombie in Love: $10,000
• Funding a “Stoner Symphony”: $15,000
• Subsidizing Alpaca Poop: $50,000
• Synchronized Swimming for Sea Monkeys: $307,524
• Produce a “Hallucinatory” Roosevelt/Elvis show: $10,000
• Funding Climate Change Alarmist Video Game: $5.2 million
• Teaching Kids to Laugh: $47,000
• Developing a real-life Iron Man Suit: $80 million
• Tweeting at Terrorists: $3 million
• Predicting the End of Humanity: $30,000
• Funding Kids Dressing Like Fruits and Vegetables: $5 million
• Help Parents Counter Kids’ Refusals to Eat Fruits and Veggies: $804,254
• Lost electronic devices from NASA: $1.1 million
• Studying if Wikipedia is Sexist: $202,000
• Asking heavy drinkers not to drink through text message: $194,090
• Government Funded Ice Cream: $1.2 million
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Not even a Supreme Court Justice could find the constitutional authority to spend our confiscated money on any of this demented crapola.
Meanwhile, the national debt rockets toward $18 trillion, a number too vast for the human mind to properly comprehend, with no sign of slowing despite the steady upward creep of taxation.
On a tip from Curtis K.
After this week’s terror attacks in Canada and the evidently ISIS-inspired beheading in Oklahoma City, some are worried that Islam might yet again result in senselessly spilled American blood. This concern is unreasonable, having been dismissed by two well-established members of Congress.
Charlie Rangel, the former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee who is so formidable that he cannot be dislodged from Congress despite having committed various crimes, assures us that ISIS is no threat to American national security, even in light of Islamic State terrorists closing in on Baghdad for a possible attack on our embassy:
José Díaz-Balart: Meanwhile, we are seeing a battle in Kobani, seeing Baghdad being surrounded, seeing threats on the Green Zone in Baghdad by ISIS. What do you think we as a government should be doing and are we doing enough?
Rangel: Well, one thing, I don’t see where that’s a threat to our national security.
Speaking of Baghdad, hard left congresscritter Baghdad Jim McDermott (who earned his nickname by traveling to Iraq to propagandize for the enemy in the run-up to the Iraq War) says Muslims are no more of a threat than Ebola:
“Everybody’s hair was on fire about Ebola and suddenly a shooting occurs in Canada and suddenly our hair is on fire that somehow the Muslim hordes are going to come and get us; there’s no evidence for that.”
All is well, people. Go back to your sitcoms.
On tips from Petterssonp.
If they weren’t so evil, you could almost feel sorry for devoted progressives. Winston Smith only had to believe that 2 + 2 = 5. Libs have to swallow even more outrages lies, like this one:
This week at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., President Barack Obama’s Labor Secretary Tom Perez claimed immigration reform which would flood millions of foreign workers into the United States workforce to compete for employment with citizens would in fact put an, “upward pressure on wages.”
A sixth-grader’s comprehension of supply and demand would be sufficient to reveal this preposterous statement as a lie. No worries, moonbats; after a generation of Common Core, that will no longer be the case.
On a tip from Henry.
Resorting to shameful tactics to whip up black turnout isn’t going to prevent Democrats from having to pay the piper for their appalling misrule. But massive voter fraud might. For an idea of what to expect, turn to the Chicago-dominated political cesspool that spawned Obama:
State lawmakers enacted a series of one-time changes to make early voting easier for this election only, leading some critics to contend the move was made for political reasons tied to the hotly contested governor race between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
These changes are not for the better:
[P]eople voting early this year will no longer have to show an ID. Voters will also be able to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day — what is known as same-day registration.
This is a well-known recipe for widescale fraud that has already been tried in neighboring Wisconsin with predictable results.
Other Chicago Way tactics include someone seeing to it that the Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chad Grimm appears on the ballot, but not the Green Party candidate. The Operating Engineers Union donated a 6-figure sum to Grimm, with the obvious intent of drawing votes from Republicans.
Most brazen of all, we have already seen how Cook County voting machines may count your vote for the Democrat no matter who you vote for.
We are all used to tales of terror regarding Chicago politics. But with Obama’s ascension to the White House, this phenomenon has gone national. Not long ago, Colorado was a red state — i.e., a decent, wholesome place. Now look what’s going on amid the clouds of marijuana smoke:
In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and convinced Democratic governor John Hickenlooper to sign it. The law, known as House Bill 1303, makes Colorado the only state in the country to combine two radical changes in election law: 1) abolishing the traditional polling place and having every voter mailed a ballot and 2) establishing same-day registration, which allows someone to appear at a government office and register and vote on the same day without showing photo ID or any other verifiable evidence that establishes identity. If they register online a few days before, no human being ever has to show up to register or vote. A few keystrokes can create a voter and a “valid” ballot. Once a ballot cast under same-day registration is mixed in with others, there is no way to separate it out if the person who voted is later found ineligible. Other jurisdictions that have same-day registration, such as Washington, D.C., treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote. …
Having suffered stinging defeat at the polls, advocates of same-day registration were careful in 2013 to have it approved by the state legislature instead of the people. They rammed through the bill without any bipartisan input. It allowed those running voter-registration drives to delay delivery of the registrations they accepted, reducing the time available to check the data on them. It stripped county clerks of the ability to review new voter registrations and forced every Colorado voter to receive a mail ballot, including 800,000 who had clearly expressed their desire to vote only at polling places. Ballots will be mailed to people who don’t vote and no longer live in Colorado, because the law makes it very difficult to remove names from the voting rolls.
No reasonable person could deny that the glaringly obvious intent of this bill was to facilitate voter fraud, which always benefits Democrats because they tend to be the kind of people who cheat, whereas Republicans tend to be the kind of people who play by the rules. There is a fundamental moral difference between those who want to spend other people’s money and those who just want to keep what they have earned.
To further encourage fraud,
All mail-in ballots in Colorado will be ripe for abuse because “ballot harvesters” are allowed to go door-to-door and collect up to ten ballots with no effective enforcement if they collect more and deliver them at other times. … The potential for harvesters to pressure voters to turn over ballots, open ballot envelopes, alter ballots, or even throw them away is real.
You can be sure opportunities for fraud will be exploited. James O’Keefe recently established the willingness of liberal political operatives in Colorado to obtain Democrat votes by any means necessary.
Meanwhile, in another state that was only recently red,
With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heat, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.
Most likely this is the tip of an illegal alien iceberg with the potential to pierce the hulls of Republican campaigns.
After 2012, Democrats figured out that Republicans do not have the spine to call them on election fraud. Consequently you can expect it to become ever more blatant until the very concept of elections collapses into farce, as in other banana republics.
On tips from Petterssonp, Bodhisattva, and 762×51.
Moonbat Euroweenies are once again trying a “soft-handed approach” to Islam. The Islamic State hasn’t finished filling the power vacuum Obama created by prematurely withdrawing US forces from Iraq, but already homegrown Islamists from welfare-financed immigrant communities are returning from the battlefields more radicalized than ever and possessing new skills that can be applied to terrorism. You would think they would be prevented from reentering European countries, or locked up for treason. But in Denmark, #1 European producer of ISIS fighters per capita,
not one returned fighter has been locked up. Instead, taking the view that discrimination at home is as criminal as Islamic State recruiting, officials here are providing free psychological counseling while finding returnees jobs and spots in schools and universities. Officials credit a new effort to reach out to a radical mosque with stanching the flow of recruits.
If the flow is diminishing, it is probably because those who want to go fight for ISIS have already done it by now, not because liberals are bending extra low to nuzzle Muslims’ hindquarters.
Some progressives say Aarhus should become a model for other communities in the United States and Europe that are trying to cope with the question of what to do when the jihad generation comes back to town.
Here’s an alternative answer to the question:
Obama’s coalition against ISIS is mostly a sham, but Denmark has joined it, technically putting it on the side of Western Civilization. Even if they are the offspring of Muslim immigrants, Danish citizens have committed treason if they fight for the Islamic State. Granting them special jobs and university slots isn’t just foolish and wrong; it is insane.
Where Islam finds weakness, it will expand. Danes are advised to learn to like the sound of bombs going off in crowded public places.
On a tip from Dean D.
The Denver Post is upset that the restored Union Station is attracting too many hated white people, calculating that an intolerable 98.2% of the crowd there on a Saturday night was of the politically incorrect Caucasian persuasion. Who to blame? Racist architecture:
Union Station is a neo-classical mix of styles — European styles. The symmetry, arched windows, ornate cornice and stacked, stone walls have their roots in the glory days of France, England, Greece and Rome, in empires that were nearly absent of ethnic minorities and who felt fully at ease invading, exploiting and actually enslaving the people of Africa, subcontinent Asia and South America.
Yes, that’s all in the past; things have changed. But the $54 million renovation of Union Station doesn’t take that into account. It restores the symbols of an old world with no updates. The gilded chandeliers have been rewired, the marble polished, but there’s no nod to the present, no interior walls in the bright colors of Mexico, no Asian simplicity is in the remix. There are no giant sculptures by African-American artists bonused into the lobby, no murals on the basement walls.
A piece displayed in Brooklyn entitled “A Subtlety: Or the Marvelous Sugar Baby” might fit the bill as one of the desperately needed “giant sculptures by African-American artists”:
The rear view could help to dispel white people. Click here if you really want to see it.
Or maybe they should just bulldoze the whole station and replace it with dung huts.
Yet again we see that the liberal hatred of whiteness is more than skin deep. It is white culture that our ruling class hates. It is the towering achievements of European civilization — even including its architecture — that our twisted liberal overlords want to eradicate in favor of all things backward out of sheer intellectual depravity.
On a tip from Henry. Hat tip: The Daily Caller.
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.