Passed along by Merchant of Venom.
It takes John Stossel less than 4 minutes to explain the moral superiority of capitalism over socialism:
They used to call fascism the Third Way. It was the supposedly sensible compromise between capitalism (freedom) and communism (slavery). Now the Third Way is the status quo, an overtaxed, hyper-regulated, quasi-socialist, corrupted crony capitalist transitional stage between real capitalism and the pure tyranny of communism.
Only two types would voluntarily move away from economic freedom: tyrants and fools. Fortunately for the tyrants, there are a lot of fools.
On a tip from Screwy Puppy.
What a coincidence. The name of each of Shrillary’s moods has been prohibited in the interests of political correctness:
Compliments of J.
Even if you had no source of news other than ultra-liberal MSNBC, that would be no excuse for failing to understand that Obama must be removed from office before he causes further harm. Here it is confirmed that our allies no longer inform the United States before taking military action against our shared enemies, because they do not trust Obama not to tip off Iran:
Obama habitually refuses to take responsibility for his many scandals by claiming he only learned about what has been happening by watching the news. When it comes to the events spiraling out of control in the Middle East, this is actually true.
“I know several people in the US military who were taken by surprise by this [Saudi military action in Yemen]. Senior officials who would have been expected to know that there was going to be an operation in Yemen, they didn’t. They were finding out about it almost in real time.
“And they believe, and some US members of Congress believe, that the reason Saudi Arabia and other states didn’t tell the US that it was going to launch this war against Shi’ite backed, or Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen, is because Saudi Arabia and other countries simply don’t trust the United States anymore, don’t trust this administration — think the administration is working to befriend Iran to try and make a deal in Switzerland, and therefore didn’t feel that the intelligence frankly would be secure.
“I think that is a situation that is quite troubling for US foreign policy, where traditional allies — like Saudi Arabia, like Egypt, like the United Arab Emirates — don’t know if the US is reliable at this stage to hold onto sensitive information when it comes to Iran.”
Iran has been conspicuous as the most aggressive enemy of the United States and our allies for decades.
Even if we overcome the demographic transformation and elect presidents inclined to promote America’s interests from 2016 forward, it will take at least a generation to live down the disgusting disgrace of Obama’s presidency in the eyes of the world.
But then, it could be we won’t have to worry about the future if Congress doesn’t break down the cockpit door right now.
The deliberate crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 reminds Hope n’ Change Cartoons of a similar situation closer to home:
Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn’t be stopped because anyone who could change the jet’s disastrous course was locked out.
It’s hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard – but not impossible.
Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don’t know where we’re going anymore, but do know it isn’t good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.
He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.
Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS. He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.
And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons. …
Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come to the inescapable conclusion that our nation’s decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.
Andreas Lubitz’s act of lunatic malice works well as metaphor for the unfolding catastrophe of Obama’s presidency. The only way it would be more perfect would be if everyone had known in advance that there was excellent reason not to trust Lubitz, but he was put in the cockpit anyway out of political correctness.
On a tip from DJ.
Ever wonder what happened to all those smelly Occupy Wall Street moonbats who were going to change the world by smashing capitalism to the enthusiastic applause of rich liberals? One of them just turned up:
Cynthia Harvey never made money tracking Albert Rankin online. She considers his indictment her paycheck. …
Harvey is a member of Evil Unveiled, a citizen group that tracks and exposes online predators in chat rooms. One of the people they profiled was Rankin.
At the time, Rankin was on TV frequently talking about Occupy Nashville. The [WSMV Channel 4] I-Team began an investigation and found similarities between him and an online pedophile calling himself Wolfy.
Wolfy now faces charges.
The unsealed indictment shows seven months after the I-Team’s investigation, federal prosecutors charged him with possession of child pornography and soliciting a child for pornography.
Rankin’s federal public defender said he pleaded guilty to the possession charge.
Yet again we observe that the Occupy Wall Street movement did not feature the best humanity has to offer.
On a tip from Joe H.
A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey.
Six Flags Great Adventure says the facility will generate 21.9 megawatts, or enough to power about 3,100 homes, and capable of meeting all of the park’s needs.
Just don’t let the tree weepers find out. Wait … uh oh … too late!
On a tip from Henry.
When senseless evil shatters the lives of the innocent, you usually don’t have to look far to find Islam, so it should come as no surprise that Andreas Lubitz — who deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U9525, killing 150 people — is claimed to be a recent convert to the Religion of Peace:
According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz.
Translation from German:
All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.
Look what Pamela Geller found:
If Lubitz really was a Muslim, the Islamophile liberals running the show will not be able to keep it secret forever.
U.S. narcotics agents with Top Secret clearances had wild ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes hired by Colombian drug cartel members, according to a blockbuster report from the Justice Department’s internal investigations arm.
It’s nice to see that even under someone as irresponsible as Obama, not everyone at the Justice Department devotes their time to fomenting violence in Ferguson.
At least seven DEA agents admitted to investigators that they had sex with hookers while on overseas assignments.
But instead of firing or prosecuting them, the agency treated their cases as a ‘local management issue’ and suspended them for between 2 and 14 days.
The IG [inspector general] cautioned in the report, released Thursday morning, that U.S. law enforcement personnel who engage in illicit sex – even in places where it’s legal or unofficially tolerated – can be vulnerable to ‘coercion, extortion, and blackmail.’
That argument never got much traction among liberals when Slick Willie was chasing young interns around his desk in the Oval Office.
Nowadays you don’t have to be POTUS to indulge in federal bacchanalia:
In all, the IG report flagged 621 cases where agents in the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S. Marshals Service were accused of a wide variety of sex-related offenses.
They ranged from sexting and sexual liaisons between supervisors and subordinates to the consumption of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors and prison inmates.
In the prostitution cases, the IG wrote, ‘DEA supervisors treated the alleged misconduct as a local management issue’ even though the ‘these special agents held Top Secret clearances.’
Guess who picks up the tab?
‘There were also allegations operational funds were used to pay for the party and the prostitutes who participated.’
Don’t worry, taxpayers don’t fund all of it:
In a separate case, the inspector general describes DEA agents who attended prostitute ‘sex parties’ arranged by a Colombian law enforcement officer and funded with money from drug cartels themselves.
The parties, the IG said, happened in the agents’ government-leased apartments over a period of several years.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is enraged:
‘We need to weed out those who risk our national security, embarrass the county, and skirt the law.’
If that’s who you’re after, may I suggest a good place to start?
On a tip from Wiggins.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The most despicable traitors of the 20th century were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who helped America’s worst enemy, the Soviet Union, to acquire nuclear weapons. Likewise, the most despicable traitors of the 21st century, Barack Hussein Obama and Hanoi John Kerry, are helping America’s current worst enemy, Iran, to acquire nuclear weapons. The only differences are that unlike the Rosenbergs, Obama and Kerry will not face formal justice, and unlike the Soviets, the terrorist maniacs running Iran will use their nukes — their apocalyptic ideology demands it.
The current state of the betrayal:
The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.
U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran. …
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.
This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces.
“Once again, in the face of Iran’s intransigence, the U.S. is leading an effort to cave even more toward Iran—this time by whitewashing Tehran’s decades of lying about nuclear weapons work and current lack of cooperation with the [International Atomic Energy Agency],” said one Western source briefed on the talks but who was not permitted to speak on record.
With the White House pressing to finalize a deal, U.S. diplomats have moved further away from their demands that Iran be subjected to oversight over its nuclear infrastructure.
On the surface, Obama is supposedly guaranteeing that it will be 10 years before Iran sets the mushroom clouds sprouting in American cities. But the ayatollahs are being given no reason to wait that long.
The fig leaf of “negotiations” has blown away. When only one side makes concessions, it is not negotiation. Obama is effectively handing nuclear weapons to America’s mortal enemy. To be horrified is natural, but anyone surprised must be unfamiliar with Obama’s anti-Western ideological background — which has never been a secret.
On the diplomatic front, greater concessions are fueling fears among U.S. allies that Iran will emerge from the negations as a stronger regional power.
For Obama, that’s not a bug but a feature. Currently he has our military assisting the Iranian army as it establishes hegemony in Iraq, which was a Western ally thanks to the blood and treasure America expended, up until Obama prematurely withdrew our troops, creating a power vacuum for the Islamic State and Iran to fill.
The spectacle of officially stamping Iran’s nuclear weapons program with US approval is likely to be staged Sunday.
Iran has been conspicuous as America’s most aggressive enemy ever since it declared war on us by kidnapping our embassy personnel in 1979. Mainly through terrorist cat’s paws, it has killed hundreds of American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. As of last Saturday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is stilling publicly calling for “Death to America.”
He might be willing to make some exceptions for his friends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The power (or at the very least the brains) behind the throne in the White House — Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett — was born in Iran. John Kerry’s daughter is married to an Iranian. Kerry’s financial ties to the Iranian regime came to light during the 2004 presidential campaign. For all his enthusiasm for “Arab spring” rebellions against governments that were cooperating with the West in Egypt and Libya, Obama offered not a word of support for the brutally repressed rebellion in Iran in 2009.
Obama did promise to fundamentally transform America. Nothing will accomplish that job like Iranian nukes.
Under our current “leadership,” it is doubtful we will even meaningfully retaliate, not that the ayatollahs care if we do. Whether we remove Obama from power and then fight back or just roll over and die, they are assured their reward in heaven — or rather hell.
Let’s check in on Adam Mark Smith, the former CFO of Tucson medical device manufacturer Vante, who warranted a Portrait in Moonbattery with his recorded bullying of a Chic-fil-A employee on behalf of the militant gay agenda:
All that because Chic-fil-A CEO Dan Kathy let it slip that he personally believes in the traditional definition of marriage, just like virtually everyone on the planet did until a few years ago.
Conspicuously lacking the professionalism of the young lady at the drive-through, Smith was fired.
That was 3 years ago. Here is what he is up to now:
An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain’s employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps.
Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth.
The video which expressed his disdain over the firm’s [alleged] anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home.
Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously had to give away possessions before he was hired and fired again [for the same video], according to ABC.
At the time he was working as CFO for Vante, Smith was earning $200,000 annually and had more than $1million in stock options, but he said it was all taken from him when he was fired.
Hopefully Mr. Smith will not think it is too homophobic of me to quote the Bible:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
On a tip from Mr. Mentalo. Hat tip: Clash Daily.
The one nice thing about progressives is they make it so easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. On the one side you have Christians praying for the helpless victims of abortion. On the other, you have the moonbats who throw Molotov cocktails at them. From Moscow on the Colorado (a.k.a. Austin):
A woman is facing charges after police say she threw a Molotov cocktail at anti-abortion protesters who were standing outside of Planned Parenthood. Melanie Toney, 52, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the affidavit, the incident happened around 6:25 p.m. on Monday at the Planned Parenthood building on East Ben White Boulevard. Multiple witnesses told police that they witnessed Toney throw a flaming object out of the passenger side window of her BMW SUV near the protesters, the affidavit stated.
Want to guess how the establishment media is spinning this?
While local media has been pretty straight up on the issue, MSM is underway to try to obscure the intent of the woman who threw a molotov cocktail outside of a Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, many headlines reporting it simply as an attack at a Planned Parenthood, leaving the impression it is an anti-abortion protester.
Of course, that fact that it apparently was thrown into the middle of the prayer group might give you a clue.
Reporting on the prayer group detail would spoil this precious evidence of the right-wing terrorism the federal government has been searching so hard for.
Apparently she didn’t want to run for Governor and risk falling on her face like Abortion Barbie, so she opted for the simpler course of hopping in her Beemer with a Molotov cocktail to hurl at Christians. If the election had turned out differently, Toney could be running the Texas Department of State Health Services under Governor Wendy Davis.
— keyetv (@keyetv) March 24, 2015
On a tip from Petterssonp.
Remember AttackWatch.com, the site that provides a form for reporting criticism of Obama? It is still online, possibly explaining why the NSA has such massive data storage requirements. Soon there will be a college version for reporting microaggressions against those who aren’t POTUS, but who do rank much higher than regular Americans in the PC caste system:
The Ithaca College student government passed a bill last week to establish an online reporting system for hurt feelings over “microaggressions.”
Student senator Angela Pradhan, who sponsored the bill, claims the online reporting system will “make Ithaca College a safer, more inclusive and diverse community for all students,” The Ithacan reports.
That is, less safe and inclusive for anyone who does not toe the line regarding political correctness, and of course less ideologically diverse.
What are microaggressions, you ask?
Microaggressions, according to Pradhan, are “statements by a person from a privileged group that belittles or isolates a member of an unprivileged group, as it relates to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and more.”
“Privileged” means low in the caste system. “Unprivileged” means high in the caste system. The unprivileged are royalty and can say what they want, but the privileged had better watch their tongues.
Since no one would dare openly insult the unprivileged, the concept of microaggression was invented with the intent of criminalizing any speech that seems even to hint at an irreverent attitude.
The Facebook page “IC Microaggressions” demonstrates examples of the microagressions that Ithaca College students face. These microaggressions include phrases like, “They were dancing like they were having a seizure,” “You’re too sensitive,” and “I’M SO OCD.”
Such unacceptable speech will not long go unpunished:
Pradhan … indicated it might be possible to punish people who commit microaggresions. She says the proposed program is intended to be “record-keeping but with impact. It’s not that we are going to keep these records and not do anything about these instances.”
The only way to never say anything that could be construed as incorrect is to never think anything that could be construed as incorrect. Today’s students must remember at all times: thoughtcrime is death — or at the very least expulsion.
On a tip from Henry.
Ebony.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux Denounces Country Music and Christianity on Behalf of Muslims
The best thing about country music is that it is the one aspect of contemporary popular culture that has not come under the domination of liberals, many of whom regard it with a revulsion normally reserved for Bibles and flags — including Ebony.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux:
She was probably thinking of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which was very popular after 9/11, the event that catapulted Muslims to sacred status among liberals. The lyrics don’t say anything about killing Muslims, but do mention a willingness to defend America, which is probably close enough.
Her swipe at Lynchburg, home of the largest Christian university in the world, where Ted Cruz announced his candidacy, is directed at Christianity. Thank you Ms Lemieux for underscoring yet again that for Christians, patriots, and country music fans, progressives are best kept at a distance.
On tips from Varla and JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.
DNC Chairmoonbat Debbie Wasserman Schultz took to Twitter to ask the world which Democrat policies make us most proud. A few sample responses:
@DWStweets Keeping poor people poor so they'll vote Democrat seems to work really well.
— DCinAZ (@DCinAZ) March 13, 2015
@DWStweets I'd go with transforming America from a superpower to a laughingstock.
— Jonathan Meckler (@jmecky216) March 13, 2015
@DWStweets increasing the welfare rolls, encouraging illegal immigration, ginning up racial strife… Hard to pick just one!
— Robert Laurie (@RobertLaurie) March 13, 2015
@DWStweets The one where you destroyed so much of our country. Oh wait. That would be all of them.
— Tim Butler (@tijfbutler) March 13, 2015
We are well past the point where you could use the word “proud” in the same paragraph as “Democrat” without inviting guffaws.
Via Liberal Logic 101, on a tip from TED.
Once this was a nation of ruggedly independent pioneers. Now it is a nation of liberal lawyers. Consequently,
— Main Line Housewife (@mainlinewife) March 23, 2015
On tips from Stormfax, Artfldgr, and J.
In simpler times, we could just refer to the latest edition of the Newspeak dictionary to learn which words are currently permissible to use. But political correctness is more complicated now; some words constitute serious thought crimes, but only if used by the wrong people, like the forbidden N-word, or to refer to the wrong people, like the 12 terms that it would be “sexist” to apply to Shrillary Clinton. Tweets NY Times political reporter and self-proclaimed Shrillary chronicler Amy Chozick:
A group called HRC Super Volunteers just warned me "We will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism…" (1/2)
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) March 25, 2015
2/2 Sexist words, they say, include "polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident…"
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) March 25, 2015
The Daily Caller has the complete list:
10. Will do anything to win
11. Represents the past
12. Out of touch
All apply to Shrillary, all right, hopefully excepting #6. For now they overlooked others that are still more apt, like corrupt, criminal, arrogant, wicked, and vile.
At least we have been forewarned that just as any and all criticism of Obama has been racist and therefore beyond the pale, anything Shrillary doesn’t want said will be condemned as sexist.
On tips from Stormfax and Bodhisattva.