A “majorette in drama” explains why the government should create a job for her at your expense:
Once we agreed that it is a legitimate function of government to seize the wealth created by some and turn it over to others in exchange for votes, we set our society on course to become a depraved kleptocracy in which those of us who are not lazy or stupid are enslaved by those who are.
On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.
These days journalists aren’t much good at informing us, but they can still entertain us:
Via Common Cents.
The best way to start off the New Years weekend is with a hearty laugh:
Via Weasel Zippers, on a tip from J.
In a society run by authoritarian moonbats, you don’t have to do anything wrong to run afoul of the law. A new ordinance in Mercer Island, Washington provides an example by making it illegal to “own, rent or lease property where teenage drinking has occurred.”
It is already illegal for adults to provide alcohol to minors or for parents to let their underage children drink. The new ordinance takes the idea of parent responsibility a step further, City Councilmember Mike Cero said.
“What makes this different is that the parents don’t have to have any knowledge of wrongdoing to be held accountable,” he said. “They could be in Timbuktu (and) have no knowledge of alcohol being consumed.”
Cero acknowledged the measure is an extreme step, but he said [hysteria over] underage drinking outweighed concerns about infringement on personal liberties.
One easily predictable unintended consequence will be making teens less likely to drink in the house and more likely to do it someplace they can only reach by driving.
Anyone who thinks this ominous ordinance will only be applied in cases where parents have been irresponsible is referred to the application of gun laws in New York City.
The ultimate goal is to create a society in which no one can avoid violating the law. Only when we all know ourselves to be criminals in need of chastisement from Big Government can liberal utopia be achieved.
On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.
You can’t say the Obama Regime isn’t doing anything about the illegal alien crisis. It’s spending your money to help the small percentage of criminal colonists who are apprehended and incarcerated.
As states across the nation ramp up their efforts to catch illegal immigrants, the Obama administration on Thursday launched a new free hotline for people busted on violations to get help.
The 24/7 multilingual hotline will be run by ICE, which is supposed to be kicking the invaders out, not informing them of their supposed right to displace us from our dying country.
By facilitating the invasion and demographic conquest of the Southwest by Mexican irredentists, our liberal rulers took the state that launched Ronald Reagan and turned it into a place where no Republican stands a chance of winning state-wide office — a moonbat dystopia so dysfunctional that it responded to impending fiscal Armageddon by bringing back the irresponsible free-spending socialist Governor Moonbeam.
They will not abandon the strategy until Texas and Arizona have followed the former Golden State down the sewer into permanent blue state status. By then it will be too late to prevent Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of the entire USA into a bilingual, bicultural, balkanized socialist basket case.
On a tip from Shawn.
Even his enablers at the New York Slimes are disturbed that rather than try to patch up his dysfunctional relationship with Congress, the Community Organizer in Chief would rather jabber on the phone like a smitten teenager and sulk over his lost Love.
Air Force One had just landed in Manchester, N.H., on a brisk Tuesday morning last month when President Obama made an admission to Valerie B. Jarrett, his close friend and senior adviser [i.e., teleprompter programmer].
“I just called Reggie,” Mr. Obama said. It was his first domestic trip without Reggie Love, the former Duke University basketball player who had been his constant companion and presidential “body man” until he left in November to study for his M.B.A. full time. “I miss him,” the president confessed.
More noteworthy than Mr. Obama’s spending the short flight calling his longtime aide is what he did not do: schmooze with Washington politicians. No one from the New Hampshire Congressional delegation traveled with Mr. Obama on the plane, a perk that presidents often offer to lawmakers to foster good will.
Love, the bandit who heisted B. Hussein’s heart, confirms that his former companion is more interested in sports and those who play them than politics:
“The president would prefer to watch the Bears, White Sox or Bulls, or any sports matchup, instead of watching MSNBC or watching 13 Republican presidential debates.”
Who can blame him? I would definitely rather watch the ChiSox lose than any of the shrieking moonbattery on MSNBC. But being president at all, Bathhouse Barry might want to develop an interest in political stuff. It would help him get his mind off Reggie until he manages to win another’s devotion with his charming gay face.
On tips from Aaron and Mary.
If you want to run a blog, make arrangements with a web host and pay them the reasonable fees they charge. Nothing is free, including “free” hosting services provided by Google (Blogger) and WordPress. As with Big Government, whenever you are given something, you are giving your freedom in return. This lesson seems to be getting through to the good folks at Bare Naked Islam, which has been shut down again by WordPress. A message from BNI, via NoisyRoom.net:
Of course we are looking at WordPress to tell us why, but it seems their staff is conveniently on holidays until Jan 2nd… [still were there to take her site down, we note].
I am hoping the site can be brought back with another server if this one keeps caving in to CAIR, or whichever variation is forcing the issue.
The Internet business is unfortunately rife with dhimmified moonbats who will gladly grovel in the face of Islamofascist demands. Don’t wear their free leash. Get your site hosted by someone trustworthy enough to expect to be paid.
On tips from Bob J and IslandLifer.
For the sake of defending the Christian faith, it is time to stick a fork in the Church of England.
The occupiers of St Paul’s Cathedral were still eating their Christmas pudding when Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, the third most senior cleric in the Church of England, told them their deed should be memorialised and turned into a spiritual legacy for the future.
“We are looking for ways of honouring what has been said when the camp moves on,” he said. One suggestion is to erect a tent in the church itself so that worshippers could come together and discuss how to make the world a better place.
This is blasphemy not only against Christianity, but against Britain’s proud pre-moonbat history.
It is worth recalling that St Paul’s has traditionally served as the site of state funerals of British military leaders, including the Duke of Wellington, Horatio Nelson and the wartime prime minster, Winston Churchill. This is a church where those who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the nation are celebrated and laid to rest. St Paul’s contains the tombs of such distinguished figures as the architect Christopher Wren, the scientist Alexander Fleming and the sculptor Henry Moore.
Actually, the Occucommies — who managed to close down St. Paul’s for the first time since WWII — have already left their own memorials, by repeatedly defecating on the floor of the church and spray-painting the walls with literally satanic graffiti:
The response from the moonbat bureauweenies presiding over the corpse of the Church of England:
Giles Fraser, the former canon of St Paul’s, responded to the occupation of his church as a kind of second coming of the Saviour. Back in October he stated that he could “imagine Jesus being born in the camp”.
Occupy camps do smell like stables. But glorifying the scum comprising Occupy London takes turning the other cheek to the point of absurdity.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. If you’re planning a visit to the People’s Republic of New York City, study up on local policy — or you might end up like Meredith Graves. This official document from the Office of the Mayor is a good place to start:
Compliments of Sean.
No one could be worse on foreign policy than the “post-American” Barack Hussein Obama — with one possible exception, as John Bolton explains:
When it comes to foreign policy, Ron Paul is arguably psychotic — as he demonstrated when he took to the House floor to proclaim that Hamas is an Israeli plot.
However, the most immediate threat to American security comes not from other countries but from another world: the hostile alien world found within the DC Beltway. Since Paul would at least make an effort to stop the spending juggernaut before it inevitably leads to total economic collapse, even he would be an improvement on devoted statists like Obama and Gingrich.
On tips from Shawn.
Bad news: Big Government has excreted an unread 1,221-page $915 billion omnibus spending bill, giving America another hard shove toward insolvency.
Good news: at least it contains a provision preventing authoritarians from using the money to deprive us of our precious Second Amendment liberties.
More bad news: Obama has put it on the record that he plans to ignore this stipulation. John Frazer of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action explains:
The Second Amendment won’t be the only casualty of the Audacity of Arrogance. As the division of powers crumbles, we are losing our whole system of limited government.
On tips from Conan and G. Fox.
Don’t be too quick to dismiss the Spender in Chief’s unfinanced $787 billion stimulus blowout as a total failure. True it did not create any jobs, but it did allow federal authorities to monitor us under a higher resolution microscope:
Buried within the enormous 2009 stimulus bill were provisions encouraging states to develop data systems for collecting copious information on public-school kids. To qualify for stimulus money, states had to agree to build such systems according to federally dictated standards. So all 50 states either now maintain or are capable of maintaining extensive databases on public-school students.
The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer a golden opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.
What about the law strictly limiting disclosure of students’ personal information? No problem: the Department of Education is bypassing Congress by rewriting the federal privacy statute — confirming that the unaccountable liberal bureaucracy is running the show, not elected representatives.
Last April, the department proposed regulations that would allow it and other agencies to share a student’s personal information with practically any government agency or even private company, as long as the disclosure could be said to support an evaluation of an “education program,” broadly defined. … The federal government will have a de facto nationwide database of supposedly confidential student information.
So this is what Obama meant when he declared his administration would be the most transparent in US history. Our private information will be transparent to the government. Meanwhile, we don’t even know if Obama attended college as an American or a foreign student, because his college records, like his medical records, are state secrets.
On a tip from Just TheTip. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.
HBO moonbat Bill “Disgusting Vile Trash” Maher hardly seems human sometimes, and no wonder — he’s identical twin to a proboscis monkey:
On a tip from LarryG.
Does this mean the terrorists have won? No; but it means the moonbats are winning:
Meredith Graves, 39, is facing at least three years in prison for thinking New York’s gun laws are anything like those in the Bible Belt.
Graves, a fourth-year medical student, showed up at the [9/11] memorial on Dec. 22 to pay her respects during a trip north for a job interview.
She didn’t realize that the loaded .32-caliber pistol in her purse would be a problem until she saw a sign at the site that read, “No guns allowed,” sources said.
“She remembered she had the gun on her,” a source said. She walked up to a security guard and said, “I have this gun. Where can I check it?”
Instead of checking her gun, authorities dragged her off to a cage in chains like a criminal.
Graves, who has a full legal carry permit in Tennessee, was locked up on a weapons-possession charge and held on $2,000 bond that she posted yesterday. … The Manhattan DA’s Office is pursuing a conviction on felony gun possession — carrying a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years.
Mayor Bloomberg, with the help of the five district attorneys, has crusaded against the flow of illegal guns, especially from the [hated by Northeastern liberal authoritarians] South.
Explains the victim’s mother-in-law, who lives in New Jersey,
“Everyone down there carries, and she just forgot. She was being honest, and this is the treatment they give innocent people.”
Still worse is the treatment they given the Constitution, which being federal is supposed to apply even in moonbat bastions like New York.
On a tip from Sean.
Various pundits claim Newt Gingrich is a credible conservative candidate for president. They must be referring to some other Newt Gingrich. It couldn’t be this one:
Gingrich, who is running for president, has said he never lobbied members of Congress after he resigned as House speaker in 1998. But U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and former congressman Butch Otter told The Des Moines Register this week that Gingrich helped persuade reluctant Republicans to vote for the [disastrously expensive] Medicare prescription-drug program, which barely passed.
Flake and Otter, who have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, said about 30 Republican House members were holding out against the bill in the fall of 2003 because they feared the proposal would expand the federal deficit. Proponents brought in Gingrich, who addressed a private meeting of Republican House members, they recalled. “He told us, ‘If you can’t pass this bill, you don’t deserve to govern as Republicans,’ ” said Flake, who represents an Arizona district. “…If that’s not lobbying, I don’t know what is.”
Otter, who is now governor of Idaho, agreed. “I can’t define lobbying, but as a Supreme Court justice once said about pornography, I know it when I see it,” he said. “I felt we were being lobbied.”
Others say that Gingrich’s efforts on behalf of the unsustainable expansion of the entitlement state were not technically lobbying. Similarly, he isn’t technically a socialist — despite pushing for a more bloated and intrusive government at nearly every turn.
Fortunately the esteemed countermoonbat (and Moonbattery.com-endorsed Senate candidate) Jeff Flake resisted Newt’s nefarious influence.
Flake voted against the Medicare bill, which he said added huge unfinanced costs to the federal government. “It was the biggest expansion of an entitlement program since Medicare was instituted,” Flake said. “It was a terrible, terrible thing for Republicans to do.”
Otter said his impression was that Gingrich was lobbying that day on behalf of the [extravagantly spendaholic] Bush administration, but he’s not sure. He doesn’t remember exactly what Gingrich said. “My posture in listening to this was he was full of crap, and I wasn’t going to buy it,” Otter said.
Hopefully Republicans reach the same conclusion regarding what Newt is full of before voting in primaries.
Hat tip: The Bachmann Cometh.
The taxpayer-financed transformation of Western Civilization into liberal utopia has become a freak show:
A transsexual builder who had a £10,000 sex change is suing health bosses after they refused [him] a breast enlargement operation on the NHS.
Cathy Daniels — born Keith Daniels — wants taxpayers to fund the £5,000 procedure but [his] GP will not refer [him].
The 53-year-old father-of-three, who had gender realignment surgery two years ago, wants the surgery to fully complete [his] sex change.
[He] plans to take legal action because without breasts [he] feels ‘half man, half woman’.
More like half human, all freakazoid.
Whines the HIV-positive pervert,
Breasts are a really important part of being a woman and being like this is making me suicidal.
If Big Government won’t cough up the funds for a boob job, many would undoubtedly contribute to a fund to buy a razor for his wrists. But that’s not good enough for Keith, who has enlisted the help of Miranda Lee:
The 40-year-old (pictured) made headlines in 2009 after [he] won the right to have £8,000 breast implants — following a battle funded by £10,000 of legal aid.
Miss Lee, from Southend, Essex, had gender realignment surgery in 2009, paid for with NHS money.
The process was due to be completed with the breast augmentation, but [he] was then told the money would not be made available.
Miss Lee, who also complained that [he] had been left ‘half man, half woman’, attempted suicide and was placed on anti-depressants.
[He] decided to fight the decision and was granted legal aid in June 2010.
[His] case was heard by an NHS review panel in November 2010, which a month later ruled in [his] favour.
The charity shop worker said [he] was delighted at the U-turn but wanted compensation for the stress of [his] ‘inhumane and insensitive’ treatment.
At this point, a giant meteor taking out the British Isles would be a mercy. The USA is not far behind.
On a tip from AC.