Steven Crowder splashes countermoonbattery on the spending insanity:
Other than handouts from US taxpayers (often funneled through the United Nations), the collectivist dictatorship of North Korea has few means of acquiring foreign currency, their own communist play money being worthless. One means is opening restaurants in other countries. The waitresses are alleged to be especially attractive. A report from the region suggests it isn’t natural beauty:
“When I was in Pyongyang last year, I heard from someone related to the North that since the start of the 2000s all waitresses had double eyelid surgery on Kim Jong-il’s instructions. … It seems that Kim Jong-il places great importance on the appearance of workers in restaurants earning foreign currency.”
The bigger government gets, the more intrusive its impositions on individuals. In the end absolutely nothing is left to free choice — not even your eyelids.
More on Korean double eyelids at The Blaze.
On a tip from J.
Great news for anyone who doesn’t want to live under socialism — the global warming hoax continues to fall apart:
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed. …
In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
Except that as far as our moonbat rulers are concerned, the debate ended as soon as they learned to paint communism green.
When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a “huge discrepancy” between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.
Don’t expect the “mainstream” media to dwell on this, or the EPA to get its boot off the neck of the economy any time soon.
On tips from Ordinary Average Guy, Shawn, and J.
John Boehner’s lame budget plan would only cut $91.7 billion per year (supposing anything really gets cut), which is like treating a slashed throat with a Band-Aid. But that’s plenty for a Big Government oligarchical collectivist like John McCain, who yet again seizes the opportunity to suck up to the liberal press by knifing conservatives in the back. He saw fit to recite on the Senate floor this from a remarkably nasty piece by his fellow establishmentarian statists at the WSJ:
The usually sensible Club for Growth and Heritage Action, the political arm of the Heritage Foundation, are scoring a vote for the Boehner plan as negative…
But what none of these critics have [sic] is an alternative strategy for achieving anything nearly as fiscally or politically beneficial as Mr. Boehner’s plan. The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against … Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.
This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees.
Barack Hussein Obama is president of the United States because this snake in the grass was given the Republican nomination, despite being rightfully loathed by the party’s base. How’s that for “crack political thinking”?
Despite being such a weak candidate, if McCain had been half as hard on the Moonbat Messiah as he has always been on fellow Republicans, he would be in the White House right now. The lesson must be learned: drive out all RINOs.
On tips from Merchant of Venom and AC.
To paraphrase Ann Coulter, if you want to know what liberals are secretly scheming, just listen to what they accuse their opponents of doing. Let’s tune in to the next Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Watermouth Schultz:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that House Republicans are trying to impose “dictatorship” through their tactics in the debt-ceiling negotiations. She said the GOP rhetoric could “spark panic and chaos,” which she called “potentially devastating” to the economy. …
“Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats?” Wasserman Schultz asked. “This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that. And it’s just really disappointing, and potentially devastating.”
If there’s a nascent dictatorship in America, it is emerging right where anyone would expect it: the Executive Branch. That’s where you can find an insolent Community Organizer who menaces the elderly with bogus threats to withhold their Social Security checks, and who has made it crystal clear he will only agree to more taxes and more debt, inevitably resulting in more chaos. The Obamunist term for this Cloward-Piven style engineered chaos is “balance.”
On tips from Shawn, Incitatus, and Bob H.
Sad Hill has discovered why Comrade Obama has to raise taxes and the debt ceiling despite the massive quantities of our money already flowing into Big Government’s maw — he’s almost out of quarters:
Whether she’ll run is still unclear, and the media has already had years to cripple her public image with relentless demonization, but there’s at least one good reason to hope Sarah Palin becomes president:
Last year, Sarah Palin-hating comedian George Lopez said that if the former governor of Alaska ever became president, all Latinos would move back to Mexico.
On Tuesday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” he took this further saying that if Palin gets to the White House, he’ll move to Canada.
Unfortunately, other left-wing jackasses have made similar promises before past elections. Like everything else that comes belching out of moonbats’ mouths, the promises were only hot air.
On tips from apostle53 and Shawn.
At a recent kangaroo court hearing, Lilliputian bureauweenies and the thuggish cretins who elect our left-wing government raked industry over the coals for the supposed crime of providing Americans with jobs and electricity. At last one of the people holding our world up had had enough. Atlas Shrugged really is coming true — here’s what he told the crowd (transcript via David McElroy):
“My name’s Ronnie Bryant, and I’m a mine operator…. I’ve been issued a [state] permit in the recent past for [waste water] discharge, and after standing in this room today listening to the comments being made by the people…. [pause] Nearly every day without fail — I have a different perspective — men stream to these [mining] operations looking for work in Walker County [Alabama]. They can’t pay their mortgage. They can’t pay their car note. They can’t feed their families. They don’t have health insurance. And as I stand here today, I just … you know … what’s the use? I got a permit to open up an underground coal mine that would employ probably 125 people. They’d be paid wages from $50,000 to $150,000 a year. We would consume probably $50 million to $60 million in consumables a year, putting more men to work. And my only idea today is to go home. What’s the use? I don’t know. I mean, I see these guys — I see them with tears in their eyes — looking for work. And if there’s so much opposition to these guys making a living, I feel like there’s no need in me putting out the effort to provide work for them. So as I stood against the wall here today, basically what I’ve decided is not to open the mine. I’m just quitting. Thank you.”
We can have jobs and lights that come on when we flip the switch, or we can have sanctimonious liberal horse crap. We can’t have both forever.
On tips from J and Byron.
Given his communist/community organizer background and the power at stake should voters grasp the implications of Fast & Furious, it’s hardly surprising that Comrade Obama is resorting to strong-arm tactics to keep a lid on his Mexican gunrunning escapades:
The Obama administration sought to intimidate witnesses into not testifying to Congress on Tuesday about whether ATF knowingly allowed weapons, including assault rifles, to be “walked” into Mexico, the chairman of a House committee investigating the program said in an interview Monday.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said at least two scheduled witnesses expected to be asked about a controversial weapons investigation known as “Fast and Furious” received warning letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to limit their testimony.
Mr. Issa’s committee is set to hear testimony from six current or former ATF employees, including agents and attaches assigned to the bureau’s offices in Mexico, about the operation — in which, federal agents say, they were told to stand down and watch as guns flowed from U.S. dealers in Arizona to violent criminals and drug cartels in Mexico.
The apparent intent was to generate bad press for the Second Amendment by seeing to it that American guns are used in Mexican violence. Two American agents — Brian Terry of the Border Patrol and Jaime Zapata of ICE — have been killed with the guns the Obama Administration helped smuggle.
Mr. Issa said at least one witness wanted to back out of testifying to his committee after receiving the letter, but the chairman declined that request. Instead he fired a letter back to William J. Hoover, deputy director of ATF, saying the “timing and content of this letter strongly suggest that ATF is obstructing and interfering with the congressional investigation.”
The ATF, like the Injustice Department above it, is an arm of the Obama Regime. The Manchurian Moonbat’s musings on how nice it would be to rule as a dictator might not have been as hypothetical as he wanted them to sound.
On tips from G. Fox, wingmann, and J.
September 11, 2001 sure turned America into a great place to be Muslim. The latest outrage:
A federal jury awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages Wednesday to a Tulsa woman who was not hired to work at a local Abercrombie Kids store because she wears a headscarf, but jurors opted not to award her any punitive damages.
Good thing this happened in relatively sane Tulsa. In San Francisco, she might have walked off with $millions.
The payoff was for “emotional distress.” Every time I read about the leftist screwballs who run our legal system looting another business on behalf of some parasite I get a new ulcer, but I’m not a Muslim, so no one pays me to be emotionally distressed.
The lucky winner had no worries about legal fees; your tax dollar took care of that.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell turned down the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s request for an injunction against the company.
Still, Samantha Elauf, 20, said she was “very excited” by the outcome and that she is glad she made her situation public.
The EEOC sued Abercrombie & Fitch on Elauf’s behalf in September 2009, alleging that the company practiced religious discrimination when it chose not to hire her to work at an Abercrombie Kids store at Woodland Hills Mall in June 2008.
She had worn a hijab — or religiously mandated headscarf — to her job interview.
Advice for the unemployed: always wear a hijab to job interviews. If you don’t get hired, so much the better — then you get money for nothing. For guys this is likely to be even more lucrative, since a cross-dressing Muslim would be double-esteemed by our liberal rulers, and therefore would qualify for a double-sized shakedown.
Abercrombie & Fitch is a private company with every right to hire or not hire whomever it pleases in a free country, and to require whatever “Look Policy” it deems suitable. Too bad this isn’t a free country anymore.
Here‘s Barack Hussein Obama speaking recently to the militant anti-Caucasian group La Raza (“The Race”):
“Believe me — believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you. Not just on immigration reform [i.e., amnesty for illegal aliens]. But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works.”
As noted at American Thinker, no one should be reassured that Obama remembers this isn’t a socialist dictatorship. This was a threat — and hardly the first threatening language we’ve heard from the Community Organizer in Chief:
[H]ow about the gem back in April of 2009, when, nursing his bile a mere three months after inauguration, BHO indecorously said, in a menace to the bank CEOs, “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that. … My administration … is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” (Quoted here.) A charming image, no? But it was no mere figure of speech. A month later, many hundreds of bought-and-paid-for peasants sans pitchforks did indeed show up with the modern equivalents: placards, bullhorns, voluble t-shirts, police escort, deep-pocket government-cum-union funding, and, oh yes, a penchant for heart-stopping mob intimidation. They scared the stuffing out of their hated target’s young son. (See the whole story here, and here, and — down gorge — here.)
Then there’s the memorable, if unoriginal, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” (quoted here); the unforgettable, “So I know whose a$$ to kick,” (now, see here); “punish our enemies,” (sigh, here, also to Latinos); and, of course, the evergreen “I want you to argue with them and get in their faces,” (quoted here).
A dictator issuing decrees is not how our system works. But if the system doesn’t work (say, because Obama won’t allow a deal to raise the debt ceiling), someone just might have to change it a little.
On tips from Full Tilt and Stormfax.
General Electric is the quintessential crony capitalist corporation. Presumably in return for the financial and propaganda (through NBC) support it has provided Obama, it has received bailout loot and massive grants and subsidies for useless “green energy” boondoggles, and does not pay federal taxes. Here‘s what the American people are getting out of the deal:
General Electric Co.’s health care unit, the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging machines, is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing. … The headquarters will move from Wisconsin amid a broader plan to invest about $2 billion across China, including opening six “customer innovation” and development centers. …
“Over the next five years, China will be GE Healthcare’s most important growth market,” said Rachel Duan, the China unit’s chief executive.
CEO Jeffrey Immelt is a top economic advisor to Obama. The advice he’s giving with this move is to get out of America. It’s not a good place to do business anymore.
The picture above comes from a story headlined, “Obama Names GE’s Immelt to Lead Fresh Push on Jobs.” Looks like he’s pushing the jobs all the way over the Bamboo Curtain.
On tips from Stormfax and G. Fox.
Compliments of Hope ‘n Change Cartoons, on a tip from TED.
Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida officially marking the end of NASA’s 30 year-long space shuttle program that included 5 vessels, 135 missions and millions of gallons of fuel. We are sad to see the space shuttle go — it is endlessly amusing to watch people float in zero-gravity — but we are a little relieved to know that the blast of emissions from each shuttle launch will no longer be spewing into the atmosphere adding to the effects of global warming.
So that’s the point of the space program: to amuse moonbats with zero gravity antics.
The author is pleased that with the space shuttle gone, “fossil fuel will most likely be pushed aside for a lighter, more environmentally friendly propellant.”
Fossil fuel? Here‘s the fuel the space shuttle used:
The propellant mixture in each [solid rocket booster] motor consists of ammonium perchlorate (oxidizer, 69.6% by weight), aluminium (fuel, 16%), iron oxide (a catalyst, 0.4%), a polymer (such as PBAN or HTPB, serving as a binder that holds the mixture together and acting as secondary fuel, 12.04%), and an epoxy curing agent (1.96%).
Not much dead dinosaur juice in the ingredients. But if you’re going to believe in global warming, you need to be impervious to reality.
Even now government scientists are working feverishly on a wind-powered space ship. Once it’s ready to go, we’ll start farming organic vegetables on Venus. A few more $zillion in funding ought to do the trick.
On a tip from Air2air.