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Dec 29 2011

Newt Gingrich, Lobbyist for the Ever-Expanding Entitlement State

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 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.

RINOs on parade

Hat tip: The Bachmann Cometh.

Dec 29 2011

Transsexual Freakazoid Sues Nationalized Healthcare for Boob Job

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.

keith cathy daniels
The lovely Miss Keith Daniels.

On a tip from AC.

Dec 29 2011

Occupy Wall Street Class Warriors Backed by Zillionaire Celebrities

In case anyone has taken the Occupy Wall Street farce seriously, the following gives an idea of how the communist “eat the rich” rhetoric corresponds with the underlying motives of those who back it. The top 25 richest celebrities supporting the movement possess a combined net worth of over $4,000,000,000.00. Via NewsBusters:

1. Yoko Ono – $500 million
2. Jay-Z – $450 million
3. David Letterman – $400 million
(tie) Stephen King – $400 million
5. Russell Simmons – $325 million
6. Sean Lennon – $200 million
7. Mike Myers – $175 million
8. George Clooney – $160 million
9. Brad Pitt – $150 million
(tie) Don King – $150 million
11. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) – $145 million
12. Jane Fonda – $120 million
(tie) Miley Cyrus – 120 million
14. Al Gore – $100 million
15. Roseanne Barr – $80 million
(tie) Deepak Chopra – $80 million
17. Kanye West – $70 million
(tie) Dan Rather – $70 million
19. Alec Baldwin – $65 million
(tie) Matt Damon – $65 million
21. Tom Morello – $60 million
(tie) Mia Farrow – $60 million
23. Katy Perry – $55 million
24. Michael Moore – $50 million
(tie) Susan Sarandon – $50 million
Total: $4.1 billion

OWS has featured a Millionaires March targeting the homes of the demonized “1%,” some of whom don’t make nearly as much as those supporting the Marxist mob. The hypocrisy will cause any decent person to choke almost as quickly as the stench of an Occupy encampment.

It may take a psychopathologist or a priest to figure out what the zillionaire socialists listed above actually want, but it obviously isn’t egalitarianism, or they would give their own fortunes away, instead of demanding that the government seize the fortunes of others.

On a tip from J.

Dec 28 2011

Open Thread


Via The Astute Bloggers.

Dec 28 2011

Will Generation “Gimme” Work for the American Dream?

The short answer: No.

As moonbattery rots away our culture, we find ourselves raising a generation of socialist bloodsuckers incapable even of comprehending the devotion to liberty that made this country great. Just as Reagan warned, freedom is not passed along in the bloodstream.

On a tip from Dan Feely.

Dec 28 2011

The View Analyzes North Korea

Let’s see how the mentally retarded leftist harridans of ABC’s The View analyze the situation in North Korea in light of Kim Jong Il’s timely death. This clip features the erudite Whoopi Goldberg’s assertion that communism — i.e., universal enslavement — is a “great concept” that “makes perfect sense.”

I suspected as much — the failure of the Stalinists running North Korea to be nice is George W. Bush’s fault.

The problem with democracy is that there are people who watch this program and vote.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Dec 28 2011

Maine Becomes Slave State

Maine can boast of a milestone that ought to make moonbats puff their sunken chests in pride. It is now home to more welfare recipients than taxpayers.

This fact was checked by the Bangor Daily News, which

discovered that 445,074 Mainers paid state income tax, while 453,194 received some sort of state aid.

In Maine, Medicaid, welfare, food stamps and subsidies for education have a combined enrollment of 660,000.

Adjusting for overlap reduces the number to 453,194 — or 8,120 more people on state assistance than there are state income taxpayers in Maine.

Imagine that the vampires of horror movies are real. The more they feed on the blood of the uncorrupted, the more vampires are created. What happens when there is no one left but vampires? Who do they feed on? If Obama is reelected, we’ll soon find out nationwide.

Already only 53% of Americans live in a household that pays federal income tax, even as the welfare state continues to expand explosively under the Wealth Redistributor in Chief.

Even now those who work for a living are effectively the slaves of those who vote for a living. To use liberals’ favorite word, this intolerable situation is not sustainable.

On a tip from Rob Banks.

Dec 28 2011

Drunk Driver Expects Jackpot Justice for Getting Herself Crippled

For those who haven’t given up on trying to run a business in this country, the list of absurdities they can be sued over keeps growing longer:

A woman is suing a Bluffton [South Carolina] bar because a bartender didn’t check her age before serving her on the night of the 2009 wreck that paralyzed her.

The Beaufort Gazette reports that Chelsea Hess, who was then 20 years old, is a paraplegic because of the accident.

Hess’ lawsuit in 14th Circuit Court says she was served at Jock’s Sports Grill, but the bartender failed to check her ID or to determine if she was already drunk.

If an irresponsible fool cripples herself after violating the law and endangering everyone on or near the road, whose fault is it? The bar that served her, of course — and since only so much can be expropriated from Jock’s Sports Grill before it goes out of business, the taxpayer:

She’s also suing the state Department of Transportation, saying the agency failed to properly maintain the shoulder of the road where her car crashed.

It isn’t just the money. Every time parasites bring a suit, whether they win or lose, the world around us becomes still more intolerably repressive, as those businesses that haven’t yet been driven into bankruptcy attempt to defend themselves against the next legal looting.

On a tip from AC.

Dec 28 2011

SOPA: Congress Plots Death of Blogs

The preternatural power lust of our federal rulers has enabled them to perform the impossible. They have created common ground between the moonbat and patriot halves of the Internet. Anyone who values access to information can agree that SOPA has got to be stopped:

“If either the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) [or] the U.S. House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become[s] law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group [conservative] & Blue Mass Group [liberal] will cease to exist,” wrote a blogger at Red Mass Group.

Under the guise of restricting “online piracy,” bureaucrats want to criminalize linking to certain sites. Search engines would be crippled.

“Of course, restrictions of results provided by Internet search engines amount to just that: prior restraint of their free expression of future results. Google and others, under SOPA, are told what they can or can’t publish before they publish it. Kill. The. Bill,” conservative blogger Neil Stevens argued at RedState.

Liberals had their own spin on it, cheering on the fact that corporate support for SOPA was starting to subside.

Most prominently, GoDaddy pulled support after tens of thousands of enraged customers canceled hosting arrangements.

Meanwhile, conservatives are urging primary challenges against any Republican who votes for this outrage, regrettably including the otherwise laudable Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who cosponsored the bill.

Once again we see that threats to our fundamental liberties can come from Republicans as well as Democrats, and that the flame of freedom will be snuffed out the moment we drop our guard.


On a tip from J.

Dec 28 2011

Bill Maher: Disgusting Vile Trash

Too many of the good guys tip-toe around, whispering mealy-mouthed euphemisms. Kudos to Eric Bolling for telling it like it is:

“Bill Maher is disgusting vile trash.”

This apt description came in response to an obscene and blasphemous Christmas Eve tweet reveling in a subpar performance by Tim Tebow, whom liberals loathe for being decent and Christian.

Unfortunately, calling Maher vile is effectively an endorsement. Going back at least to the time he brought the brother of someone killed on 9/11 onto his show to be sandbagged by Ward Churchill, who teamed up with Maher to publicly browbeat the guy into almost agreeing that Americans had it coming, his shtick has hinged on establishing a reputation as the most profoundly loathsome moonbat in the entertainment industry. Maher luxuriates in his own vileness like a pig in its filth. His audience admires him for it.

Maher’s appalling program runs on HBO. Some have canceled their subscriptions over his recent assertion that Jesus performed an unnatural sex act on Tebow by causing him to lose to the Bills. Regrettably, others still haven’t.

That smirk is the expression of a guy who takes pride in being vile.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Dec 28 2011

Obama Raises Debt Ceiling by Another $1,200,000,000,000.00

Even as total economic meltdown looms, our rogue government continues to spend our money as if it were going to be worthless tomorrow — and it will be. The Cloward-Pivenist in Chief has just pushed up the debt ceiling another $1.2 TRILLION. Don’t expect Congress to even try to stop him:

The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013. …

Under the agreement struck in August during the showdown over the government’s debt limit, the cap is automatically raised unless Congress votes to block the debt-ceiling extension. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote, which is largely symbolic because the president can veto it and Congress would be unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override it. Moreover, the U.S. House of Representatives also is in recess until January 17.

Good thing Republicans took over Congress. Boo-hoo Boehner and the gang have been doing a wonderful job of getting Obama’s spending under control.

The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion and would increase to $16.394 trillion with the request.

That is far more money than our rulers could pay back in three generations, had they any intention of paying it back. All hell will break lose when it becomes clear that they don’t, unless with debased currency. The government is doing nothing to avert a collapse because catastrophe is key to Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America. When the house of maxed out credit cards that is our economy collapses it will be the ultimate crisis, and the power-grabbing collectivists in Washington won’t be letting it go to waste.

On tips from Wilberforce and Shawn.

Dec 28 2011

Separated at Birth?

Evidence accrues that the Bitter Half and the Grinch are identical twins, if not the same person. At the very least, they share a hairdresser:


On a tip from TED. Hat tip: Michelle Obama’s Mirror.

Dec 28 2011

With New Laws, California Further Degenerates Into Authoritarian Moonbat Dystopia

A happy New Year is not in the cards for any remaining lovers of liberty in the People’s Republic of California. Starting January 1, the liberal dystopia once known as the Golden State will become even more repressive.

Despite liberals’ vaunted commitment to cultural diversity, the Chinese delicacy shark-fin soup will be hard to come by, with the sale, trade, and distribution of shark fins banned. Common over-the-counter cough suppressants like Robitussin, NyQuil, and Dimetapp will require pricey and time-consuming doctor prescriptions. It will be illegal to sell beer that contains caffeine. Children will be required to ride in car booster seats until the age of eight or the height of 4’9″. Minors will be banned from using ultraviolet tanning beds. Why? Who knows? Maybe the bureauweenies thought they were banning ultraviolent tanning beds.

As Big Government grinds its shoe in the face of the law-abiding, cheaters are treated to perks. The use of E-Verify will be forcibly limited, and taxpayers will be compelled to subsidize institutional grants and fee waivers for illegal aliens who use college to avoid facing the shrinking job market. Cheating on the SAT test will be easier due to laxer identification requirements.

It gets worse:

California also becomes the first state to mandate the teaching of gay history. A new law requires schools to include in the public-school curriculum the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, along with disabled persons and others. The statute, which has no age limit, also bans instructional material that discriminates against those groups.

With the return of Governor Moonbeam, California passed the tipping point. Nothing can save it from its moonbattery now. Any Americans still residing there are encouraged to escape at the first possible opportunity. Selling your house won’t get any easier.

On tips from Sean and FrankW.

Dec 27 2011

Open Thread


Via Teresamerica.

Dec 27 2011

Christmas Versus Ramadan

Just as Easter ranks below Kwanzaa in the estimation of the Manchurian Moonbat, Christmas can’t hold a candle to Ramadan, about which Obama is evidently better informed, and which he obviously takes more seriously:

Christmas and Ramadan have one thing in common. They both apparently have something to do with Obama being in office as Iraq is left to sink back into savagery.

Via Misfit Politics, on a tip from Shawn. Hat tip: The Right Scoop.

Dec 27 2011

Racialist Feds Target Joe Arpaio for Upholding the Law

It was only a matter of time before over-reaching civil rights legislation was twisted by radicals openly hostile to any sane conception of civil rights to inflict “payback” on Caucasians. This is the explicit purpose of Eric Holder’s Department of Social Justice. Here racist communist thug Thomas Perez declares war on Sheriff Joe Arpaio for attempting to uphold the rule of law:

MCSO = Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with even the vaguest awareness of how the illegal aliens who are colonizing Arizona on behalf of the Democrat Party drive will be unsurprised that they are more likely to be pulled over. A hint for anyone clueless enough to take Perez’s allegations at face value: massive amounts of tequila are involved; the ability to read road signs is not.

The USA’s most devoted enemies have key positions in its own government. Thanks to a complicit media, they are encountering little resistance in their efforts to remake America as a second Zimbabwe.

On a tip from IslandLifer.

Dec 27 2011

Class Warrior Christmas, With All the Amenities

The Class Warrior in Chief isn’t the only socialist living large in Hawaii while some of us continue slogging through the last week of the year.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who served as Speaker of the House and is now head of the House minority, is once again spending her Christmas at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii. …

Pelosi spent the last two Christmas holidays in Kona at the same hotel in an elaborate suite that rents for $10,000 a night. …

Pelosi has been escorted by local police during her last two holiday visits to Hawaii Island at a cost of $34,000 to local taxpayers.

Compared to the tab the Anointed One is running up, that’s chicken feed:

In a Hawaii Reporter story published last week, the total cost (based on what is known) for a 17-day round trip vacation to Hawaii for the President and his family and staff and security is an estimated $4,113,038.

That includes $3,629,622 for separate travel for the president and his family, $151,200 for housing for security, $72,216 for staff to stay in one of Hawaii’s most luxurious resorts, the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, and local police protection and ambulance detail for $260,000.

Get back to work, comrades. Someone has to pay for all this.

Compliments of Cons.Underground.

On a tip from Shawn.

Dec 27 2011

More Occupy Christmas Cheer

Obese psychopaths bursting into tents and barfing aren’t the only examples of Christmas cheer to erupt at Occupy Wall Street infestations. Local news reports on the festivities at Occupy Nashville:

Tensions flared between Occupy protesters on Christmas day. The situation got so bad, a NewsChannel 5 videographer had to call police for help.

NewsChannel 5’s videojournalist was on assignment at Legislative Plaza Sunday covering the holiday celebration, when the angle of the story suddenly changed. Two of the protesters started arguing with each other; one of them was three-months pregnant. Harsh words led to hair pulling and punching, and both of them landed on the ground.

While other protesters tried to break up the situation, NewsChannel 5’s videographer called 911 for help. Medics rushed to the scene and took the pregnant protester to the hospital to be checked out.

Christmas spirit burst forth early at Occupy Eugene:

More than 30 people gathered for a vigil to remember a man who died after a fight in the Occupy Eugene camp. … Police said Youngblood was beaten and choked at the camp [last] Monday.

At least in Albany, no one got hurt:

In the fifteen years since Capital Holiday Lights in the Park began, this is, by far, the worst vandalism that Albany Police Sergeant Lenny Ricchuiti has seen.

“Right now our early estimates are in the area of $30,000 worth of damage,” the PAL director says.

When Ricchuiti got to Washington Park on Christmas Eve, fifteen of the light displays didn’t work. That’s because someone deliberately cut the electric wiring. Twenty extension cords had to be replaced at a cost of around a thousand dollars — and that doesn’t include the bill from three electricians. …

Also damaged, and essentially destroyed, were several large sponsor billboards. Some of the graffiti on them read: “the commons are not for sale.” It’s clear that someone tried awfully hard to black out the names of those sponsors, which may provide a motive, or even point to possible suspects for police.

I would say that this Marxist gesture points to Academy Park, but the Occupy infestation there was dispersed by police, leaving the sociopathic moonbats to find other ways to express themselves.

Some things just don’t go together: lunch and dirty diapers, for one example; Christmas and moonbattery for another.

Christmas spirit in moonbat utopia.

On tips from J, Steve A, IslandLifer, and Travis Wilde. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

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