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Jul 27 2011

Obama Muses on Rule as Dictator

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.

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Compliments of Wyatt’s Torch.

On tips from Full Tilt and Stormfax.

Jul 27 2011

GE Healthcare Moves to Communist China

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.

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Socialists and crony capitalists get along fine.

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.

Jul 27 2011

If David Letterman Were Actually Funny

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Compliments of Hope ‘n Change Cartoons, on a tip from TED.

Jul 27 2011

Clueless Ecokook Glad Shuttle Will No Longer Make It Be Too Hot Out

At least the radical environmentalists at the farthest fringe of Comrade Obama’s crumbling base are pleased at how he has reduced NASA to an absurd Muslim outreach program. Listen to them crow:

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.

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We see the hand of man arise. Moonbats see oppressed polar bears.

On a tip from Air2air.

Jul 26 2011

Open Thread

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Via SlapBlog.com, on a tip from J.

Jul 26 2011

Spenditol

Big Government has a single solution that solves every problem — Spenditol:

On a tip from Marshall.

Jul 26 2011

Allen West Challenges Republican Party

The GOP leadership had better stand strong with Tea Party patriots like Allen West close behind, ready to jab it in the seat of the pants with a pitchfork:

On a tip from Shawn.

Jul 26 2011

Homo Depot

Home Depot’s aggressive support for the homosexual agenda has been noted before. It has entailed exposing children to the public displays of sexual depravity that can be expected to occur at militant gay festivities. A brief summary:

• In May, 2011, Home Depot Chairman Frank Blake summarily dismissed 500,000 petition signatures presented to him at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting in Atlanta. Mr. Blake stated the company would continue supporting homosexual activist groups and activities.

• In June, 2011, Home Depot marched in the Boston Gay Pride Parade.

• Home Depot placed pro-homosexual displays in store break rooms, while rejecting requests from employees to recognize Christian Heritage month as part of its commitment to “diversity.”

• In June 2010, Home Depot set up a “Kids Workshop” at several gay festivals and parades.

• In 2009, Home Depot allowed employees to wear “gay” buttons on their aprons, but fired an employee for wearing a “One Nation Under God” button.

• Home Depot paid to print thousands of color brochures during the 2010 Atlanta Gay Pride Festival with a schedule and map of hundreds of gay pride activities and booths. The brochure prominently featured the promotion for a gay marriage “Commitment Ceremony” at the event.

• In 2009, Home Depot gave over $5,000 to be a major sponsor of the Nashville Gay Pride Festival. It also sponsored parades in Atlanta; Kansas City; Portland, Maine; and San Diego.

• Home Depot financially supports Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading organization pushing for homosexual marriage in America.

So committed to pandering to perverts are the moonbats running this company that they’ve apparently given permission to alter their logo:

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From the 2011 Philadelphia Gay Pride parade.

For now the original logo will remain on their stores.

If you’ve had enough, shop Lowe’s and sign the petition.

Jul 26 2011

University of California Expands Diversity Bureaucracy While Cutting Back on Education

Money is so tight in the Age of Obama that even government-sponsored universities have been forced to cut back — especially in California, where Governor Moonbeam et al. are shoveling financial aide at illegal aliens who are committing a crime just by being in the country. Like the state government, the University of California is run by moonbats, as can be seen by its funding priorities:

California’s budget crisis has reduced the University of California to near-penury, claim its spokesmen. “Our campuses and the UC Office of the President already have cut to the bone,” the university system’s vice president for budget and capital resources warned earlier this month… Well, not exactly to the bone. Even as UC campuses jettison entire degree programs and lose faculty to competing universities, one fiefdom has remained virtually sacrosanct: the diversity machine.

Not only have diversity sinecures been protected from budget cuts, their numbers are actually growing. The University of California at San Diego, for example, is creating a new full-time “vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion.” This position would augment UC San Diego’s already massive diversity apparatus, which includes the Chancellor’s Diversity Office, the associate vice chancellor for faculty equity, the assistant vice chancellor for diversity, the faculty equity advisors, the graduate diversity coordinators, the staff diversity liaison, the undergraduate student diversity liaison, the graduate student diversity liaison, the chief diversity officer, the director of development for diversity initiatives, the Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues, the Committee on the Status of Women, the Campus Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion, the Diversity Council, and the directors of the Cross-Cultural Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Women’s Center.

As for tedious classwork that could be applied to the real world:

UC San Diego is adding diversity fat even as it snuffs out substantive academic programs. In March, the Academic Senate decided that the school would no longer offer a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering… At the same time, the body mandated a new campus-wide diversity requirement for graduation.

No wonder Comrade Obama nationalized student loans in one of his Hugo Chavez-style power grabs. Nobody is going to want to spend hard-earned money on the increasingly useless pieces of paper granted by these moonbat echo chambers. But coasting along for a few years on someone else’s money that no one expects you to pay back while you listen to professors extol homosexuality and bray about the evils of European lineage is an easy alternative to entering adulthood right after high school.

On tips from smorfia48, SR, Gordy, and Brian Boru.

Jul 26 2011

Moonbat Tech: Bamboo Tricycle

Moonbats love bamboo, possibly because it’s as airy and light as their empty skulls. For reasons that remain unclear, it has been designated as “sustainable,” despite the heavy chemical treatments required to prevent it from splintering to bits. They also love bicycles, as these represent a politically correct alternative to the hated automobile. Consequently, it’s no surprise that the Moonbat Messiah himself has praised bamboo bicycles. Bamboo tricycles are just as PC:

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This bamboo Ajiro concept bicycle rethinks both our means of transportation and the ways we manufacture our vehicles. Designed by Monash University student Alexander Vittouris, the Ajiro utilizes a production process that removes emissions instead of releasing them into the Earth’s atmosphere. That’s because the bamboo structure of this vehicle is grown straight out of the ground into a preformed mold. Vittouris envisions fields of bamboo gardens growing these human powered bicycles, which need only small modifications once mature to hit the streets.

No doubt enterprising eco-engineers are already drawing up proposals for government grants to figure out how to grow organic Chevy Volts.

On a tip from Air2air.

Jul 26 2011

Felons to Join the Upper Caste in San Francisco

Under liberalism, America has become a class-based society. Some are born into privilege as a result of their skin color, but you can also enter the favored caste by being in the country illegally, by affirming your homosexuality, or — since 9/11/01 — by being Muslim. If none of those approaches works for you, just commit a felony and then move to San Francisco:

San Francisco’s Human Rights Board wants to add ex-cons to the protected classes list that includes a person’s race and sex when it comes to housing and seeking employment.

Only the lower castes can be denied jobs and housing, not special people like felons.

As always with tyrannical moonbattery, lawyers will benefit from the pernicious law; it sets up endless opportunities for nuisance suits by ex-cons who aren’t given whatever they want.

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A convict. Coming soon to your neighborhood with a lawyer in tow.

On tips from Jason and Varla.

Jul 26 2011

FDA Moves to Regulate Walnuts as a Drug

Big Government no longer has to pass the laugh test before expanding its power, which means any bureaucracy can regulate most anything that catches its attention. For example, the FDA is now cracking down on the “drug” we know as walnuts:

Because Diamond Foods made truthful claims about the health benefits of consuming walnuts that the FDA didn’t approve, it sent the company a letter declaring, “Your walnut products are drugs” — and “new drugs” at that — and, therefore, “they may not legally be marketed … in the United States without an approved new drug application.” The agency even threatened Diamond with “seizure” if it failed to comply.

Diamond’s transgression was to make “financial investments to educate the public and supply them with walnuts,” as William Faloon of Life Extension magazine put it. On its website and packaging, the company stated that the omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts have been shown to have certain health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. These claims, Faloon notes, are well supported by scientific research: “Life Extension has published 57 articles that describe the health benefits of walnuts”; and “The US National Library of Medicine database contains no fewer than 35 peer-reviewed published papers supporting a claim that ingesting walnuts improves vascular health and may reduce heart attack risk.”

This evidence was apparently not good enough for the FDA, which told Diamond that its walnuts were “misbranded” because the “product bears health claims that are not authorized by the FDA.”

The FDA’s letter continues: “We have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease.” Furthermore, the products are also “misbranded” because they “are offered for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners; therefore, adequate directions for use cannot be written so that a layperson can use these drugs safely for their intended purposes.” Who knew you had to have directions to eat walnuts?

There are actually people who want to live in a country where officious petty tyrants regulate every aspect of our lives. But the rest of us are Americans.

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Good for your health, unlike the FDA.

On tips from Mickey Shea and Dave H.

Jul 26 2011

Would You Live in Detroit if They Paid You To?

Once-great Detroit, now the most liberal city in America, was the crown jewel of ultra-statist Lyndon Johnson’s Model Cities Program. It has been called the “first great experiment in centralized urban planning.” The effects of unimpeded liberalism have been so catastrophic that people are being paid to live there:

Blue Cross is offering incentives to their 16,000 employees to buy or rent downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a seed program to attract more development and more people to the city.

In the five-year, $4 million “Live Downtown” program, first-time home buyers will get a $20,000 forgivable loan. Renters will get a $2,500 first year allowance, and $1,000 the following year. Employees who already own a home in the city will be given up to a $5,000 grant for exterior improvements. …

Other companies taking part [in addition to Blue Cross and DTE Energy] are Compuware, Quicken Loans and Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Why not? Military personnel receive bonuses when deployed to combat zones.

What progressives want us to progress toward.

On tips from J, MRL, and AC.

Jul 26 2011

NASA Magic Carpet

Now that our future is behind us and America is through with all that outer space stuff, NASA can zero in on what director Charles Bolden calls its primary mission, helping Muslims feel good about their alleged scientific accomplishments. Maybe this will allow us back into space after all:

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Compliments of Joel.

Jul 25 2011

Open Thread

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Compliments of F S.

Jul 25 2011

Cenk Uygur Replaced by Obedient Obamunist Bootlicker

MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur had his career torpedoed by the government when he took what the Obama Administration considered the wrong tone. Via The Blaze:

His replacement, the unspeakably vile professional race-baiter Al Sharpton, isn’t about to make that mistake — having promised never to criticize Obama about anything:

MSNBC has officially hit the bottom. A more contemptible excuse for a news organization is not even conceivable.

On tips from J and Shawn.

Jul 25 2011

Steve Wynn Describes Obama’s Stranglehold on Economy

Democrat entrepreneur Steve Wynn played a major roll in revitalizing Las Vegas. But Vegas hasn’t been feeling very revitalized over the past couple of years. Here Wynn explains why it is not possible to do business in a country run by the likes of Barack Hussein Obama, and why the economy will continue its downward trajectory until we get this socialist out of power:

On a tip from Bob J. Hat tip: Fox Nation.

Jul 25 2011

Barry Goldwater Tried to Warn Us

It’s not as if no one saw this coming. Barry Goldwater, from With No Apologies:

“Freedom is a fragile thing. Its enemies are human greed, lust, envy, vanity, and selfishness. We should also be aware that noble motives can destroy freedom. The charitable instinct to improve the lot of the less fortunate may be accompanied by acceptance of the need to control, to regulate, to subtract from the substance of the more productive members of society, to employ the bayonets of governmental compulsion. Perhaps the most dangerous notion of all is the belief that given the proper amount of power and the ability to manipulate and manage, well-intentioned men can create heaven on earth.

We must put aside the childish notion that we can spend ourselves into prosperity. Every householder, every laborer, every business manager, every professional man in this nation knows in his heart that if we continue year after year to spend more than we take in, bankruptcy is inevitable.”

A small child could figure out that the spending has to stop. Not our current rulers though — unless they’re destroying the economy on purpose.

Compliments of Shawn.

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