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Jul 31 2014

Open Thread

Move-Out

Compliments of Stormfax.

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Jul 31 2014

In My Country, Fine; In My Backyard, Maybe; But Not in My House!

The moonbats infesting Alexandria, Virginia may be liberal enough to want Third World welfare colonists to invade their country and possibly even their own town, but when it comes to their homes, they draw the line:

For liberals, no humanitarian burden is too great to bear — so long as they are forcing someone else to bear it.

On a tip from |. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

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Jul 31 2014

Quentin Tarantino Channels Charles Manson

If there is a lower life form than Quentin Tarantino, science has yet to discover it. Watch in horror as the influential filmmaker proclaims that he excreted his malign Django Unchained so as to “give black American males a Western hero, give them a cool folkloric hero that could actually be empowering and actually pay back blood for blood”:

White blood already being spilled by blacks on a daily basis across the country doesn’t suffice for Tarantino, so he goes back two centuries to stir up grievances. Good thing he can afford lots of armed security, so that the violence he deliberately exacerbates doesn’t result in someone paying back blood for B.S.

Moonbattologists will recall that Charles Manson’s master plan was to get blacks to rise up against whites, and then to preside over them like Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. Apparently his scheme caught on with the Hollyweird establishment.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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Jul 31 2014

DHS Troops Confiscate SUV on Behalf of EPA

Which is scarier and more tyrannical, the Department of Homeland Security or the Environmental Protection Agency? The answer — both working together:

In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards.

As part of its mission to “protect the Homeland,” the DHS has been busy seizing imported vehicles that don’t comply with safety and CO2 regulations.

Jennifer and Bill Brinkley were satisfied that their $60,000 dollar purchase of a Land Rover Defender on eBay complied with regulations because it fell into the exemption category of a vehicle 25 years or older.

However, when DHS agents turned up at the property, they compared the car’s Vehicle Identification Number to a list and immediately seized the Land Rover. The couple were not given “a chance to debate the issue.”

WBTV’s Steve Ohnesorge said DHS agents conducted “almost like a raid to get the car.”

Prior to his catastrophic election, Obama promised that he would create a “civilian national security force,” i.e., a domestic army, “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the gigantic US military. He didn’t have to start from scratch. All that was needed was to repurpose and inflate the DHS, which as the border situation indicates is no longer focused on upholding American security.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Bill T.

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Jul 31 2014

On Behalf of Congressional Resistance to Executive Tyranny, Paul Ryan Folds

The last line of defense against tyranny before the Second Amendment is applied is Congress, which the Founding Fathers were counting on to keep the country from degenerating into dictatorship. Unfortunately, our current congresscritters are not fit to perform their duty.

Democrats have established that they have no principles whatsoever. They suffer no political consequences from their supporters for making it clear that they would give Obama the powers of a dictator in order to implement a statist agenda that half the country recognizes as malevolent. Republicans, evidently out of sheer cowardice, fall in line behind them:

At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said President Barack Obama’s lawless executive actions are not high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of impeachment.

“I see this as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the president and his political team to try and change the narrative, raise money, and turn out their base for an upcoming election that they feel is not going to go their way,” Ryan said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “[Obama's executive actions do] not rise to the high crime and misdemeanor level.”

Ryan understands the political motivation for Obama and his media cronies when they attempt to goad Republicans into impeaching him. The idea is that Republicans won’t actually pull it off, if only because they don’t have the spine. But if it looks as if some of them might try, liberal voters dispirited by Obama’s terrible performance will be driven to the polls to save the Historic First Black President from an ignoble removal from office.

Admittedly, telling people that Republicans will impeach Obama if the 2014 elections put them in a position to do so may not be a wise political strategy, given the support Obama still enjoys from the media. But in the long term, telling Obama that he has carte blanche to run roughshod over the Constitution is an even worse strategy — not for winning elections, but for preserving what is left of our country.

Ryan is wrong if he really believes that Obama’s systematic violations of the Constitution and the rule of law are not worthy of impeachment, as federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has made clear.

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The right guy to take on at poker.

On a tip from Henry.

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Jul 31 2014

Furtive Billionaire’s Club Uses Environmentalism to Drive Hard Left Agenda

How has ultra-left environmentalist ideology managed to get such a chokehold over us that we are now paying record prices for electricity? It has big money behind it, and in Washington you can impose whatever you like, so long as you pay for it.

You may have a vision of an environmentalist as a pot-addled screwball with twigs in his hair. But those are just the foot soldiers. Behind them are some very powerful people with some very deep pockets:

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James Delingpole quotes a report published yesterday by the US Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works that points the finger at a “Billionaire’s Club” of ultra-left environmentalists that “lobbies and controls major policy decisions and lobbies on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

There is more to this than a collection of kooky billionaires who believe in global warming the way rich eccentrics of the past may have believed in talking to spirits.

[A] dominant organization in this movement is Sea Change Foundation, a private California foundation, which relies on funding from a foreign company with undisclosed donors. In turn, Sea Change funnels tens of millions of dollars to other large but discreet foundations and prominent environmental activists who strive to control both policy and politics.

Who put up the money? Due to Obama-style transparency, that is not for us to know.

The scheme to keep their efforts hidden and far removed from the political stage is deliberate, meticulous, and intended to mislead the public. While it is uncertain why they operate in the shadows and what they are hiding, what is clear is that these individuals and foundations go to tremendous lengths to avoid public association with the far-left environmental movement they so generously fund.

Thanks to a politicized IRS, they are able to fully exploit the tax code by posing as do-gooder charities while spending many $millions to advance hard left policy objectives, at the same time keeping their identities hidden from the public.

For all we know, the communist Chinese government could be a major player in this, motivated not by worship of the sacred polar bears, but by a competitive interest in keeping the US economy in chains.

In any case, the envirolobby reeks of corruption:

This report proves that the Obama EPA has been deliberately staffed at the highest levels with far-left environmental activists who have worked hand-in-glove with their former colleagues. The green-revolving door at EPA has become a valuable asset for the far-left and their wealthy donors. In addition to providing insider access to important policy decisions, it appears activists now at EPA also funnel government money through grants to their former employers and colleagues. The report tracks the amount of government aid doled out to activist groups and details a troubling disregard for ethics by certain high powered officials.

At least now we know where some of the $millions come from — out of the pockets of taxpayers.

Given a curious media and a public willing to hold the government to high standards, this scandal alone would be enough to drive Obama from power. As it is, we may never know just how rotten the entire environmental lobby truly is, even as it encroaches on what’s left of our freedom and lowers our standard of living in the name of a lunatic ideology.

07-30-2014 Collusion Report.pdf

On tips from Artfldgr and R F.

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Jul 31 2014

Gabby Giffords: Gun Rights Are Part of War on Women

Handguns are the great equalizers. They allow a 90-lb woman to stand up to a 200-lb thug — or maybe even a whole gang of them. But that doesn’t prevent us from having to listen to rhetoric like this:

On July 30, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords argued that guns are part of a war on women being waged by domestic abusers and that more gun control is needed now.

In an op-ed co-written by Katie Ray-Jones and published on CNN.com, Giffords argued that federal firearm laws barring possession of firearms by those “under domestic violence protection orders” or with “misdemeanor domestic violence convictions” do not go far enough. She suggests that these laws too often only impact people in a married context and need to be “extended to address dating partner abuse.”

On the contrary, those laws already go too far, allowing the vengeful to deprive their alienated exes of their constitutional rights by merely making a frivolous accusation.

Meanwhile,

Breitbart News reported on gun scholar John Lott’s work which suggests women in America are not made safer by more gun control but by greater access to guns for self-defense.

In his seminal work More Guns, Less Crime, Lott shows that women are among the top beneficiaries of expanded concealed carry laws. Conversely, crime against women rises where gun control is more stringent.

But facts are irrelevant to liberals who would exploit public sympathy to advance statist tyranny.

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Giffords: A tool exploited by power-mad authoritarians who want you disarmed.

On a tip from Henry.

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Jul 31 2014

Obama Promise Kept: Record Price for Electricity

Remember when Obama promised that he would make the price we pay for electricity skyrocket? That was before he was elected. Rising electricity prices raise all other prices, in addition to lowering employment by increasing the price of doing business. As energy prices rice, our standard of living declines. Yet people voted for Obama anyway, possibly out of ignorance, possibly out of disbelief that he could really be as hostile to this country as he seemed. They are paying a price for their foolishness — and so are the rest of us:

For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark, climbing to a record 14.3 cents in June, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

The 14.3-cents average price for a KWH recorded this June is about 4.4 percent higher than that previous record. …

Although the price for an average KWH hit its all-time record in June, the seasonally adjusted electricity price index–which measures changes in the price of electricity relative to a value of 100 and adjusts for seasonal fluctuations in price–hit its all-time high of 209.341 in March of this year, according to BLS.

It isn’t because we lack resources. America now leads the world in untapped fossil fuel reserves.

The higher prices are a result of the war Obama is conducting against the energy sector, primarily through the unelected ideologues comprising the Environmental Protection Agency.

Maybe Obama voters thought that only “racists” would have their standard of living lowered, and life would go on as before for themselves.

Obama Rich Elitist
His own standard of living is safe.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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Jul 30 2014

Open Thread

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Passed along by Dan F.

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Jul 30 2014

Interview With a Central American Child Refugee

Andrew Klavan gives us a taste of the revolting truth regarding what Obama is importing into the place where our country used to be, back when we had the borders necessary to define a country:

On a tip from TED.

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Jul 30 2014

How Losing Control of Government Can Affect Your Rectum

The success of American civilization can primarily be ascribed to our forefathers’ ability to restrain government. We are no longer competent in this regard, with the result that the nation is now in decline. No incident could be more emblematic of an America where government has the upper hand than Timothy Young‘s ill-fated stop in Lordsburg, New Mexico:

This was not an isolated incident. Just ask David Eckert.

On a tip from Chris W.

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Jul 30 2014

NRA Backs Lamar Alexander Against Pro-2A Tea Partier Joe Carr

Once again we have to ask, what the hell is the NRA up to? Via Bluegrass Bruce:

The NRA is supporting moderate [i.e., liberal] Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander in his primary against Tea Party challenger Joe Carr, despite Alexander’s poor track record on gun issues in Congress. …

Alexander sided with Democrats when gun rights were on the line in 2013. When Rand Paul tried to lead a Republican filibuster of the Obama’s background check bill, Sen. Alexander joined Democrats and provided a crucial vote to allow debate. He also voted to confirm Obama’s gun-grabbing Attorney General, Eric Holder.

In contrast, Gun Owners of America endorses Carr, whose commitment to gun rights appears much more solid.

This is far from the first time that the NRA has chosen to support a moderate Republican with a weak record on guns over a more worthy conservative challenger. The group endorsed several moderate candidates in 2014 including Mitch McConnell, Mike Simpson and Thad Cochran.

Like Alexander, Mitch McConnell won the NRA’s support despite having a history of weakness on gun issues.

To have any weight to throw around in Washington, you have to be big. Unfortunately, the bigger you are, the more corrupted you become. Overall the NRA is still a force for good, but if we don’t keep an eye on it, it might not always be.

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Jul 30 2014

You Too Can Exploit Open Border for Easy Money

You don’t have to be an unskilled Third World foreigner in this country illegally to cash in on the massive invasion Obama has facilitated, although that’s the easiest way. For Americans to climb aboard the gravy train, they need to house the colonists:

The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America. A spokeswoman for the organization told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old.

The money of course comes from our tax dollars.

“Most of our children are 15 to 17-years-old,” she said. “But some stay in our program until they are 22-years-old; if they’re still working on getting their high school diploma, they can stay until they’re that age.”

So much for the fatuous George Will’s 8-year-olds with teddy bears.

Foster parents have the ability to collect more than $7,400 per month, considering that they can house six immigrants at any given time.

That comes to $88,800 per year, to babysit a half dozen teenage or adult colonists. That’s almost twice the median household income, which is not far above $50,000.

Did Vidkun Quisling pay Norwegians to house the invaders he invited to take over the country? I doubt it. Progressives have been making some progress after all.

The spokeswoman said that the illegal immigrants are provided with taxpayer subsidized education, health care, transportation, and an “allowance.” She was not specific about the amount of such an allowance or how often it is administered.

Best not to let the little people who have to pay for all this know the details. You never know, we might have enough character to rebel after all.

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Maybe $7,400/month isn’t enough.

On tips from Artfldgr, Bill T, and Ben S.

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Jul 30 2014

Militant Gay Wants to Exclude Heterosexuals From Job Fairs

Liberal identity groups are all about “inclusion.” But inclusion doesn’t include you:

The organizer of a yearly conference for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students pursuing MBAs is in a huff because entirely too many straight students are attending the event, which includes a recruitment fair.

Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA, has also charged that a few attendees made comments that he says some gay people did not appreciate, reports Campus Reform.

For example, in addition to having the temerity to show up while failing to be gay, one straight attendee allegedly said “Dude, I’m not gay.” Another allegedly said: “There needs to be less focus on gay stuff at this event.”

According to Kidd, just one out of 15 students from the MBA program at Rice University who showed up at last year’s gay MBA conference in New Orleans was really gay.

Face it, moonbats. Despite all the politically driven misinformation to the contrary, very few people are actually homosexual.

Kidd has said he plans to make it harder for straight job seekers to crash future Reaching Out MBA job fairs.

The exclusion method will be twofold. Would-be attendees will either have to write an essay about why they want to attend the conference or register though the LGBT student groups at their respective schools.

It’s not clear how local LGBT student groups will determine if job seekers are gay enough — or bisexual enough, or transgender enough — to attend.

Imagine the firestorm if anyone set up barriers to prevent homosexuals from attending a job fair. But non-perverts, not being blessed by cultural Marxists, are fair game.

Maybe they could keep normal people away by combining the job fairs with “pride” parades:

Gay Pride Parade

On a tip from Henry.

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Jul 30 2014

As Christians Are Purged and Murdered, Obama Stands by the Muslims by Pretending They Helped Build the “Very Fabric” of America

He did say he would “stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The winds couldn’t get much uglier than they are now. Enabled by Obama’s withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS) is purging the region of Christians:

Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region.

Assyrian Christians, including Chaldean and Syriac Catholics, Syriac Orthodox and followers of the Assyrian Church of the East have roots in present day Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran that stretch back to the time of Jesus Christ. While they have long been a minority and have faced persecution in the past, they had never been driven completely from their homes as has happened in Mosul under ISIS. When the terror group ordered all to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face execution, many chose another option: flight.

Hopelessly outnumbered, they are doomed without a champion to defend them. Their deaths at Muslim hands will not be pleasant ones. Although the Islamophilic liberal media doesn’t like to talk about it, ISIS has been crucifying Christians.

At least France is offering asylum to Christians fleeing ISIS.

Meanwhile, here’s the response from the leader of the most powerful Christian nation. From Obama’s official statement in honor of the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr:

“In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

What?

Muslims are and have always been a tiny unassimilated minority in American culture. Try to name a widely known American Muslim who has made a positive contribution to this nation, who isn’t a pernicious anti-American radical, or who lived before Louis Farrakhan.

Yet they helped build the very fabric of this nation?

Obama isn’t just an ideologue. He is certifiably delusional.

We do have a history with Islam that goes way back. We went to war with the Muslim Barbary Pirates shortly after our founding. That’s where the reference to “the shores of Tripoli” comes from in the Marines’ Hymn.

The only major Muslim contribution to American history came on September 11, 2001. You may remember it, even if the media doesn’t.

It’s easy to see why 72% of American Muslims approve of Obama, in stark contrast to Christians.

What sort of sickness caused people to vote for this freak only a few years after 9/11?

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Compliments of J. Click for full size.

On tips from Stormfax, Artfldgr, Ben S, Bodhisattva, Wiggins, and Mr. Mentalo. Hat tips: Hemingway Report, CNS News.

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Jul 30 2014

In Pour the “Children” …

…to collect generations of lavish welfare benefits that we will have to work ever harder to finance:

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I used to think Democrats were deliberately importing a new underclass because they couldn’t squeeze any more votes out of blacks. But there are so many invaders, they will not be an underclass for long. Combined with those already dependent on government handouts, they will soon constitute the majority. Already both parties pander to them openly at the expense of legitimate citizens. They are becoming the ruling class.

In the near future, our society will consist of a massive, all-powerful government that exists primarily to seize the wealth traditional Americans create and redistribute it to the new kind of Americans, on whatever terms government dependents find most convenient and remunerative.

Massive Third World immigration is transforming the democratic welfare state into a slave economy.

Graphic compliments of Stormfax.

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