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.