Despite all the murder and mayhem it inspires, Islam is not the world’s most dangerous religion. Being a political system, it is just a subcult of the most dangerous religion — statism.
Anarchists don’t have the answers, but they can make some good points:
The solution to statism isn’t anarchy. It is a government that can be restrained, as in the USA back when the Constitution was faithfully adhered to. Reaffirm the Constitution, remove from office anyone who seeks to undermine it, and the horrors of statism can be avoided.
On a tip from Dan.
Congratulations to Eleanor Clift. Of all the idiotic lies spewed by establishment media apparatchiks this year, none tops Eleanor’s guffaw-worthy explanation of how abandoned US ambassador Christopher Stevens was not actually murdered by terrorists:
I guess if the people responsible for Benghazi were ever to face a well-deserved firing squad, that would be death by lead poisoning.
On a tip from JusttheTipHQ.
As Western Journalism notes,
Social media has been a major resource for anti-gun activists in promulgating their radical views. The immediacy of online forums like Twitter, however, often elicit off-the-cuff remarks that stray from carefully crafted talking points.
Such was evidently the case in a post this week by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America leader Alison A. Martin.
Ms. Martin has deleted her Twitter account. But the Internet is forever:
— Jacob ✡ (@Jacob1554) September 23, 2014
Since antigun moonbats draw inspiration from Nazis, patriots might draw inspiration from their victims — like Katie Worthman:
On tips from Manuel and Petterssonp.
You never want to go full moonbat, because if you do, no one will take you seriously ever again. For example, the erstwhile “paper of record” cast away the last tattered remnants of credibility in a guffaw-inducingly lame attempt to prop up the collapsing global warming hoax by quoting climate kook Camilo Mora:
“Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century.”
Alaskan liberals may want to beat the rush by trading in their snowshoes for flip-flops right now. Others can enjoy a good laugh at this latest substitution of hyperbolic hysteria for rational argument.
Professor Moron also provides us with dates of doom for various American cities:
As for New York City, the nation’s most populous city, Professor Mora at the University of Hawaii projects that 2047 will be the “year of climate change departure” — when weather that seems extraordinarily hot and catastrophic by today’s standards will become the norm.
“The coasts are all going to be facing very hot temperatures,” Professor Mora said. Washington, D.C., will reach its tipping point the same year, under his model; Los Angeles has until 2048; San Francisco, 2049 and Chicago, 2052. Detroit has until 2051, and Anchorage, 2071.
Given an sufficiently generous government grant, the nutty professor could probably give the exact day each city will need to be abandoned as the imaginary crisis closes in.
Meanwhile, back in reality, it has been 18 years since we have seen any global warming, despite all the CO2 the ChiComs have been spewing into the air.
The only way the Slimes could top this story would be to publish this as an actual photograph of global warming as viewed from outer space:
On a tip from DinaRehn. Hat tip: NewsBusters.
Seeing Obama at the United Nations Wednesday, where he took advantage of the rise of the Islamic State as an opportunity to denounce America over something totally unrelated, gave me a sense of déjà vu.
Where had I seen this before? Oh yeah, here:
— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) September 24, 2014
Via Twitchy, on a tip from Manuel.
Of all the foolish lies that have been excreted by the Obama Administration, a recent remark by Jeh Johnson, the left-wing fundraiser now in charge of our security, takes the prize as the most staggeringly moronic:
“From my homeland security perspective, I want people who are living in this country undocumented to come forward, to get on the books, and subject themselves to a background check so that I can know who they are and whether it’s the current DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program or a path to citizenship – whether it’s deferred action or earned path to citizenship. From my homeland security perspective, I want people to come forward.”
So that’s why Johnson hasn’t lifted a finger to secure the border, despite the escalating terror threats from the Islamic State and al Qaeda. Once the election is over and Obama declares amnesty, the dozens if not hundreds of terrorists who have been taking advantage of the undefended border to sneak into the country will turn themselves in to the authorities.
Seeing is believing:
That he made this clown Secretary of Homeland Security tells you all you need to know regarding Obama’s feelings for this country.
On a tip from G. Fox. Hat tip: Allen West.
The selective prosecution of prominent Obama critic Dinesh D’Souza for violating unconstitutional campaign finance regulations must have been disappointing for the Regime, as it did not result in the incapacitating prison time prosecutors were pushing for. Nonetheless, the sentence was alarming:
As part of his probation, Mr. D’Souza will … be required to undergo therapeutic counseling.
Therapeutic counseling? What is this, the Soviet Union, where dissidents were locked up in mental asylums?
Not yet — but Theodore Dalrymple has noticed that we’re getting there:
The only justification for forcing him to undergo therapeutic counseling would be if crime were illness. …
If crime is illness, no limit exists to the treatment that may be employed to cure it and nothing inhibits the use of ferocious remedies to root it out … cruelty may then be disguised as benevolence, and there is no cruelty like that which believes it is doing good.
True, therapeutic counseling is not hideously cruel, though it is likely to be agonizingly idiotic for any intelligent person. Moreover, it is also likely to invite dishonesty on the part of the “treated,” who will be expected to accept the counselor’s point of view without demur, however ludicrous or demeaning it may be. Contestation will be taken as a sign that the patient-criminal is not cured and therefore in need of yet more therapeutic counseling. To enforce therapeutic counseling as “treatment” for a criminal act is a violation of the integrity of the human personality. There are worse violations no doubt, but it is the beginning of a descent down a slippery slope.
We are about one more disastrous election or government-created crisis away from patriots like D’Souza getting pumped full of drugs and locked away in padded cells. Not even that could be much more degrading than having to play pat-a-cake with some moonbat therapist.
On a tip from Petterssonp.
The feminazis who continue to grind college campuses under the heels of their combat boots regard pretty much everything a male might do as “sexual violence.” This pertains not only to all sex but even to the absence of sex:
Examples of abuse listed on the University of Michigan’s domestic violence awareness website say “sexual violence” includes “withholding sex and affection” and “discounting the partner’s feelings regarding sex” …
The terms, found under the heading “definitions,” also suggest verbal or psychological abuse include: “insulting the partner; ignoring the partner’s feelings; withholding approval as a form of punishment; yelling at the partner; labeling the partner with terms like crazy [and] stupid.” …
Also included in the definition of sexual violence is the example of having “sex with other people.”
As with most moonbat lunacy, this is part of a broader phenomenon.
Currently the higher education world is gripped by the so-called campus rape culture, in which the widely touted yet largely unsubstantiated stat that one in five women will be sexually assaulted or raped while in college is oft repeated during mandated sexual assault seminars at universities nationwide.
Considering how broadly moonbats define sexual violence, the phony one in five stat is surprisingly low.
“Sexual violence is anything that makes someone feel unsafe; it could be catcalls, peer pressure to act a certain way in a situation, verbal harassment and unwanted touching. Many of these things occur daily without anyone giving a second thought to them,” Jami Coughler, program coordinator for the Brock University Student Sexual Violence Support Centre, told the Canada-based campus newspaper this week.
The University of Chicago, on its website, defines an abuser as someone who “has a strong belief in extreme gender roles” and “is jealous and possessive” among more typical forms of abuse listed.
The thought crime of holding a “strong belief in extreme gender roles” presumably would include any traditional opinion pertaining to relationships between men and women.
The inevitable result of denouncing normal behavior and even attitudes as sexual violence will be to empty the term of meaning, until it signifies no more than a grunt of aggression, like the word “racist.”
On a tip from Henry.
The purpose of art in a culture rotted through by moonbattery is to push contempt for the very concept of meaningful art to the last possible extreme of nihilistic absurdity. We have reached it:
A 27-year-old New York artist has invented something called “invisible art” and she is making millions selling it to people who absolutely must have it.
A documentary team from the Canadian Broadcasting radio network traveled to Lana Newstrom’s empty studio to learn more about her art that isn’t there.
“Just because you can’t see anything, doesn’t mean I didn’t put hours of work into creating a particular piece,” Newstrom told the CBC. “Art is about imagination and that is what my work demands of the people interacting with it. You have to imagine a painting or sculpture is in front of you.”
The most amusing aspect of the story is the image of snobby art collectors walking through an empty studio studiously staring at blank walls with track lighting properly illuminating the nothingness on display. Some of the art afficianados actually stop and soak in the lack of art that is not hanging on the blank wall and tilt their heads in a deeply thoughtful way as if to project their profound understanding of the message sent by the brilliant young artist and her stunning ability to not create anything.
According to her agent, Lana’s works “can fetch upwards of a million dollars.” We haven’t seen an insolent scam that required this much willful stupidity since Obama was elected.
On a tip from Robert J.
This story is based on a hoax. Looks like the picture above is a photoshop of this one. If you can’t trust Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stories, Canadian taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth any more than we are with PBS/NPR. But then, considering that Yves Klein was passing off monochromatic canvases as art decades ago and getting them into prestigious museums, the story is not difficult to believe.
Probably the most appallingly inappropriate of all of Obama’s in-your-face hard left appointments was belatedly resigning Attorney General Eric Holder. No one save Obama himself has been willing to stoop lower to advance an extreme left-wing agenda.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sums Holder up like this:
“Eric Holder’s tenure has been marked by the politicization of justice, disrespect for the rule of law and Constitution, and suppression of the truth. He will be remembered for being held in contempt of Congress for stonewalling the Fast and Furious investigation and for conducting a sham investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) weighs in:
“For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder’s resignation. Not only has he lied before Members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced, and self-pitying Attorney General in my lifetime, including John Mitchell who went to jail for his crime.
“As a former judge who has questioned Holder numerous times before the House Judiciary Committee, it is frustrating to seek the truth and receive dishonesty and arrogance from the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government.
“Additionally, he has prosecuted more people for leaking, which sometimes is an effort at whistle blowing, than all other Attorneys General added together. He has not only failed to investigate crimes and potential crimes occurring in this administration, he has been the Cover-Upper-in-Chief and will be sorely missed by those in the administration like Lois Lerner who want to disobey the law and flaunt it.”
As Gohmert has pointed out, the Boston Marathon bombings might not have happened if Holder hadn’t enabled them.
Holder will probably be best remembered for quashing the prosecution of New Black Panther thugs who had been trying to scare whites away from the polls in Philadelphia, for his attempt to gin up bad press for the Second Amendment by providing American guns to Mexican drug cartels, for stonewalling any attempt to investigate the Obama Regime’s malfeasance (in particular regarding the weaponization of the IRS), for being held in contempt of Congress, for spying on and intimidating journalists, for treasonously siding with a hostile foreign nation to render an American state defenseless against invasion, for denouncing America as a “nation of cowards,” and for his systematic nationwide effort to destroy the integrity of our electoral system by facilitating voter fraud on the grounds that it is “racist” to require identification. Even before Obama appointed him, Holder was infamous for taking part in an armed occupation of the ROTC offices at Columbia, for pushing the obscene Marc Rich pardon, and for siding with terrorists against the American citizens they prey upon.
There is no more reprehensible political figure than this close personal friend of Barack Obama. That even 15% of Americans view him positively is alarming.
Rep. DeSantis says that “President Obama could hardly do worse when naming Holder’s successor.” Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) even dares hope that
“Obama will nominate someone who will uphold our individual rights and ensure that the our government is held accountable for its actions.”
It would be nice to think that Holder has established a permanent low-water mark for the what is now laughingly referred to as the Injustice Department. But don’t be too sure:
Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is “engaged in immediate conversations” with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder…
Sharpton praised Holder, the first African-American attorney general, as the “best” one in history when it comes to civil rights.
Why wouldn’t he? Sharpton — whose racist demagoguery directly led to murder at Crown Heights and Freddy’s Fashion Mart — is on exactly the same page ideologically. For both him and Holder, “civil rights” means gouging your thumb deep into whitey’s eye and giving it a twist.
If Obama didn’t plan to replace Holder with someone else who would appeal to Sharpton — that is, someone absolutely unacceptable to any reasonable person — the resignation wouldn’t have been timed so that he can get the nominee rubberstamped by a lame duck Senate. Infamously spineless Republicans will approve most any appointment, but Obama appears to need leeway to appoint someone who not even go-along-to-get-along RINO enablers will be able to stomach. King Samir Shabazz must be polishing his résumé.
However, there is at least one other possible reason for Holder’s long-overdue resignation to come when it did:
A federal judge ordered the Justice Department Thursday to release a list of documents it is withholding from the public related to Operation Fast and Furious within the next month.
Calling the Obama administration’s request for further delays “unconvincing,” U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates told the Justice Department to release the list of documents—called a “Vaughn index”—that the department is withholding by Oct. 22.
Considering Holder’s determination to suppress the documents, they must be incriminating in the extreme. Once the list is released, the documents themselves should eventually follow as they are pried loose from the Obama Regime one by one.
As Deputy Attorney General, Holder played a major role in the outrageous pardons Bill Clinton granted right before finally leaving office. If he is to stay out of prison, he will need a presidential pardon himself.
On tips from Henry, JusttheTipHQ, Curtis K, Jester, Byron, Varla, Bill T, and G. Fox.
According to the global warming theory with which left-wing tyrants have justified major power grabs and even now plan to justify far worse ones, the more CO2 that is emitted by undertaxed and under-regulated human activity, the higher the temperatures will rise. CO2 levels continue to climb. Yet it hasn’t gotten any warmer for 18 years:
According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.
Michaels holds a PhD in ecological climatology, was a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia for 3 decades, and was a contributing editor to the UN’s second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
No doubt statists are praying to the Gods of Government that temperatures take a turn for the warmer quickly. But Dr. Michaels warns them not get their hopes up:
“If the surface temperature resumed the warming rate that we observed from, say 1977 through 1998, we would still go close to a quarter of a century without significant net warming because there’s such a long flat period built into the record now.”
Not that there is any indication that the welcome warming of the 80s and 90s will resume any time soon.
Meanwhile, the supposedly melting ice continues to expand.
Michaels pointed to record Antarctic ice, which “is at its highest extent measured by the current microwave satellite sounding system” since 1978, according to data from the University of Illinois’ Polar Ice Research Center.
“And if you take a close look at the Arctic data, it appears the decline stopped somewhere around 2005/2006, which means we’ve almost had ten years without any net loss in Arctic ice,” he told CNSNews.com.
Despite the hysterical screeching from our liberal rulers in the government and media, most people get it that global warming is not a problem:
Pointing to a Pew survey earlier this year in which Americans listed global warming 19th out of a list of 20 issues they considered as top priorities, Michaels responded to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent statement that climate change is “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now.”
“I would say that his order of needs is a little bit out of whack,” Michaels told CNSNews.com.
Maybe what Kerry meant to say is that getting anyone smarter than a box of rocks to believe in global warming is the biggest challenge they face. Changing the name of the phony crisis to “climate change” in tacit admission that it isn’t getting any warmer is not likely to help.
There might be a still bigger challenge on the way for Hanoi John Kerry et al.: dealing with the wrath of the public when people move beyond figuring out that they have been lied to and begin to understand the purpose of those lies — namely, to crush our freedoms, confiscate our wealth, undermine American sovereignty, and destroy our way of life.
On tips from Petterssonp and Curtis K.
Environmentalism is the state of the art in tyranny. The global warming hoax has demonstrated how liberals plan to use it to impose a centrally planned, Soviet-style economy and redistribute our wealth to Third World dictatorships. This video on the Wildlands Project provides an introduction on how it is also being used to steal the land out from under our feet and abolish the concept of private property:
It could not be more obvious why Stalinists find environmentalism so appealing.
On a tip from Gaybinator02.
Before you leave her an extravagant tip, you might want to make sure your waitress isn’t a moonbat, lest your money be put to a sick purpose deliberately to spite you:
Merritt Tierce, whose debut novel Love Me Back chronicles her time at a high-end Dallas steakhouse, revealed in an interview with Dallas News that, at the time, she was also the executive director of the Texas Equal Abortion (TEA) Fund, which provides financial assistance to low-income women seeking abortions.
Both times she waited on Limbaugh and his friend, sportscaster Al Michaels, he left $1,000 in tips on modest bills, but the cash felt “like blood money to me,” Tierce said. So she dumped the money in her charity. “It felt like laundering the money in a good way,” she says. “He’s such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person. It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000, and he’s evil incarnate in some ways.”
A generous gift from a decent person felt like blood money, so she devoted it to the killing of innocent children. Now the money is clean, having been bathed in Satan’s bile.
Imagine the toxins that are implanted in people’s brains by a literary community infested with the likes of Meritless Tierce.
On a tip from Wiggins. Hat tip: Young Conservatives.
How dumb can people with certain politically prized characteristics be and still be provided with a soapbox on network television? Sherri Shepherd, formerly of ABC’s The View, demonstrates by relating what she screamed at her television when she heard new host Rosie Perez babbling about what she would do if the Islamic State kidnapped a member of her family:
Sherri Shepherd said, “I wanted to scream girl they don’t kidnap blacks and Latinos.” She continued, “We got our Christmas club and we got to go to work. If you stepped over the line and you got caught you are going to stay. I have no money to go over there and get you out. That’s why you never see black people and Latinos over there. It don’t happen.”
In what progressives have made of our culture, this woman serves as an intellectual.
On a tip from Artfldgr.