You might think you had hit rock bottom after you had been fired from MSNBC. The far-left network has such low standards that it provides a 6 pm soapbox to the conspicuously inarticulate Al Sharpton, a clownish thug who has repeatedly gotten people killed by inflaming urban savages with his unhinged race-baiting. But no, it can get worse.
You might think you had hit rock bottom after you were forced to take a job at Al Gore’s Current TV, a amateurish farce of a network that virtually no one watches. But no, it can get worse.
When you are fired by Current TV, effective immediately, and replaced with the disgraced creep sneeringly referred to as Client #9 — then you’ve hit rock bottom:
The left-leaning cable network announced just hours before airtime on Friday that “Countdown,” the show Olbermann had anchored on Current since June, would be replaced with a new program hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, beginning that night.
Even now, new lows might be possible. The sore loser Olbermann is making a still more pathetic fool of himself by suing the network. Maybe he can get the government to force them to keep airing his show. With liberals, coercion is the answer to everything, even total personal failure.
On tips from Hail the Amberlamps!, Shawn, T. Garcia, Joe, Joseph, Bob Roberts, Sam, and Wiggins.
Commie congresscritter Jan Schakowsky (D-Chicago area) rams the race-baiting rhetoric into overdrive by declaring that shooting a punk who has assaulted you and is trying to bash your head in constitutes a “modern-day lynching”:
The Demorrhoids are doing everything possible to push us to the brink of a race war. Why not? They have no principles, do not wish the country well, and have benefitted from racial discord in the past, thanks to having the “mainstream” media to spin the issue in their favor. Only by convincing us that we must prove we are not “racist” by voting for Obama can they finish flushing our country down the toilet.
Via Breitbart, on a tip from Pam NEN.
Obviously the government cannot provide better healthcare than the private sector. But socialized medicine does allow bureaucrats to purge a large part of society of thought criminals. From Britain:
A Christian doctor went to an employment tribunal [Tuesday] claiming he was sacked because he emailed a prayer to his colleagues.
David Drew, 64, qualified 40 years ago and rose to become clinical director at the hospital where he worked.
But he said he was dismissed after failing to accept an order to ‘refrain from using religious references in his professional communications, verbal or written’.
Dr Drew accepts that he emailed a prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, the 16th century founder of the Jesuits, to colleagues at Walsall Manor Hospital three years ago to try to motivate the department.
He said he prefaced it with the words: ‘I find this a personal inspiration in my frail imperfect efforts to serve my patients, their families and our department.’
He said the email was welcomed by his colleagues. But he was later accused of sending an ‘unwelcome’ text message to a colleague on Christmas Day wishing him a ‘peaceful Christmas’.
The colleague, Rob Hodgkiss, replied with the word ‘likewise’, but a report by the hospital said: ‘While DD (David Drew) may regard such messages as benign, RH (Rob Hodgkiss) perceived them as aggressive and unwelcome intrusions into his private time.’
In the terminal stages of moonbattery, this constitutes a firing offense.
Drew got the boot three days before Christmas. That will teach him.
Stories like this will be hitting closer to home if the ObamaCare power grab succeeds.
On a tip from Agnostic Conservative.
Bill Whittle is at his best as he sums up the catastrophic Obama Regime and its disgraceful attempt to maintain a death grip on America’s throat:
Barack Hussein Obama personifies the lowest ebb of American civilization — so far. If we do not make very certain to remove him from office at the soonest possibility, it will ebb lower still.
On a tip from Bob J. Hat tip: Screwy Puppy.
Our moonbat rulers disapprove of nuclear technology and energy produced by fossil fuels, but maybe they’ll let us produce electricity with our breath:
Imagine never again having to plug your phone into a wall outlet to charge it.
That’s the world that João Paulo Lammoglia, a Rio de Janeiro-based industrial designer, imagines.
Lammoglia designed a mask, appropriately called AIRE, that uses small wind turbines to convert an individual’s breath into electrical energy, making it so that any act of breathing — even while sleeping or running — would theoretically charge your gadget.
Sorry João; breath contains CO2, a valuable plant nutrient regarded by liberals as harmful to polar bears. Back to the drawing board.
On a tip from Henry.
The cartoon above accurately summarizes the Trayvon Martin shooting as portrayed by the “mainstream” media. However, it is not compliant with politically correct ideology to make this observation. Consequently, Stephanie Eisner, the University of Texas cartoonist responsible, was promptly fired from the Daily Texan, which issued a contemptible, belly-crawling apology. Eisner had to publicly bleat that she is not a “racist.”
We’ll see if her pleas for forgiveness are enough to persuade Hollywood celebrities to refrain from tweeting her parents’ address; if not, I hope they have fire insurance.
This is what passes for the free exchange of ideas at a modern university.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.
The most profound threats to America are not to be found overseas, as we can see from a couple of stories from Afghanistan.
This cross, which temporarily appeared on the front of Camp Marmal Chapel, was banned:
But no one in the Hopey Changey jobs program/social engineering project that used to be the US Armed Forces would dare suggest removing this obscenity:
May God forgive us for what we are allowing left-wing radicals to do to our country.
On a tip from Byron. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.
Even in the cesspool that serves as our entertainment industry, could anyone descend to a lower level that Spike Lee, who subjected an elderly couple to terror by retweeting their address in an incompetent attempt to sic violent mobs on George Zimmerman? Roseanne Barr could:
The comedian Roseanne Barr [Wednesday] night tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman’s parents to her 110,000-plus Twitter followers, only to delete the posting after “not fully understanding that it was private not public.” …
Barr, who deleted her tweet in the face of criticism from some Twitter followers, noted that she first thought it “was good to let ppl know that no one can hide anymore.” That stance quickly changed, with Barr reporting, “But vigilante-ism is what killed Trayvon. I don’t support that.”
But while Barr deleted her original posting, the Zimmermans’s address remains in messages in her Twitter stream. Barr’s original tweet was a retweet of a post by a new Twitter user who appears devoted to disseminating the Zimmermans’s address and phone number, as well as contact information for Joseph Oliver, who has made numerous TV appearances in support of Zimmerman, a friend and former coworker.
Still, the entertainer left open the possibility that she would again circulate the Seminole County address of Zimmerman’s parents. “If Zimmerman isn’t arrested I’ll rt his address again.” She added, “maybe go 2 his house myself.”
There is no indication that Zimmerman, who is reportedly in hiding, is holed up in his parents’s residence.
The point is to inflict terror by directing mobs of Trayvon Martin types toward Zimmerman’s parents. It’s not enough for liberals that Zimmerman has to hide as if he were the criminal.
Speaking of terror, the “mainstream” media released the identity of a 13-year-old witness who saw Zimmerman lying on the grass calling for help. It worked; his mother has been terrorized into discrediting her son’s eyewitness report. She is probably trying to prevent Al Sharpton’s army of race-obsessed Neanderthals from turning their house into Freddy’s Fashion Mart, where eight people were killed.
That’s is the kind of country we live in now, compliments of enlightened liberals.
On tips from J, Byron, FrankW, and Bob Roberts.
Imagine trying to build America from the wilderness under the heel of the do-gooder tyrants who now rule us. Every attempted advance would have been strangled by regulations in the name of the wetlands, the Indians, the polar bears, the underprivileged, et cetera, ad nauseam. But liberalism wasn’t invented yesterday. Our forefathers had to overcome moonbattery just as we do. An example from the FDR era:
Sliced bread was first available for sale in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1928 and by the 1930s Wonder Bread was selling it nationwide. …
However, much to the dismay of harried housewives, on January 18 1943, the U.S. Food Administrator, Claude R. Wickard, imposed a ban on sliced bread. At a time of other wartime rationing, the rising cost of bread and sufficient wax paper supplies were cited as reasons to halt the sale of pre-sliced bread. …
Due to the large public outcry and ample supplies of wax paper, the ban was short lived and sliced bread was again available for sale on March 8, 1943.
Pushing back against moonbats and their god Big Government is the best idea since sliced bread.
On a tip from Dave H.
He chose this to represent him on one of his Twitter feeds, where he called himself T33ZY_TAUGHT_M3 and encouraged one of his fellow thugs to commit murder with the tweet, “Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied 2 u!”
That they would try to deify this sociopathic punk and railroad a guy for defending himself against him tells you all you need to know about the evil lunatics running the “mainstream” media.
On tips from Bob Roberts, J, and Bassguy.
One of the countless problems with liberalism is the perverse incentives it creates. In a free country, you get ahead through positive qualities like industriousness, self-discipline, and creativity. In a country run by moonbats, those are the qualities of “capitalist oppressors” who are pitilessly demonized and looted; the path to success is through victimhood, defectiveness, and an utter lack of dignity. If you want to know where this lunacy leads, look no further than liberal Europe:
Long term unemployed Hans Url, 56, had just been told his hand-outs would stop if he did not accept work found for him by job centre staff.
And when his claims that he was too sick and did not like the work were challenged with the offer of a medical, he took drastic measures.
Url, of Mitterlabill, southern Austria, rigged up a mitre saw and sliced off his foot — then put it in the oven for good measure to ensure no surgeon could reattach it.
Unfortunately for Url, his plan to avoid work has gotten off on the wrong foot:
But job centre staff have delivered a blow to hapless Url’s plan by saying his new disability does not rule him out for work.
At least he should be able to force others to pay his hospital bill.
On tips from AC and Dave H.
Some stories are so predictable, you could write them before they happen. After Comrade Obama was caught whispering to Dmitry Medvedev that he will sell us out to the Russians on missile defense as soon as he has the election behind him, and Mitt Romney pointed out that Russia is still our “geopolitical foe,” Pravda joined the Obama campaign:
[T]he infamous former Soviet newspaper writes, “Electing Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States of America would be like appointing a serial paedophile as a kindergarten teacher, a rapist as a janitor at a girls’ dormitory or a psychopath with a fixation on knives as a kitchen hand. His comments on Russia are a puerile attempt at making the grand stage and boy, did he blow it…”
On tips from J and Blue.
Even as the nation careens toward bankruptcy, and a jaw-dropping 40% of the our rogue government’s massive spending is financed by borrowing (i.e., stealing) from future generations, Obama and his Hollyweird friends call for still more of our money to be stuffed down frivolous rat holes like the National Endowment for the Arts:
Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the premiere lobbying org for arts groups, [is] encouraged by President Obama’s request to increase funding for the NEA to $155 million, restoring it to the level before last year’s budget standoffs, when it was slashed to $146 million. …
Last week, Lynch and Stanley Tucci, on the cusp of the opening of “The Hunger Games,” appeared before a House subcommittee on Capitol Hill to press for the budget increase. On April 16 and 17, a number of industry figures will trek to Washington to participate in a series of lobbying events, including the Americans for the Arts’ annual Nancy Hanks Lecture at the Kennedy Center, to be given this year by Alec Baldwin and featuring a performance by Ben Folds.
Bizarrely, moonbats claim that flushing money down the NEA magically creates wealth (“For every dollar that the NEA invests, four come back,” gibbers Charles Segars, cochair of the lobbying event Arts Advocacy Day), even while admitting that the point is to fund projects that make no economic sense because so few people have any use for them.
The idea that zillionaire leftists like Alec Baldwin put up some of their own cash instead of demanding the government expropriate ours has apparently not been considered.
On a tip from Nobody. Hat tip: Free Republic.
Going by their hairstyle, you would think some Trayvon Martin fans are closely related to the Predator:
On the other side of the looking glass, the “mainstream” media does its best to create an alternate reality by feeding us pictures of Trayvon and the guy he got himself killed by assaulting that generally look like this:
On a tip from AC. Hat tip: Sad Hill News.
There is clueless, there is really clueless, there is totally oblivious to reality, and then there is Andrea Mitchell. She recently traveled to the wretchedly impoverished slave state communists have made of formerly prosperous Cuba to propagandize on behalf of socialized medicine:
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell devoted part of her show Tuesday to an analysis of the upside of health care in Castro’s Cuban dictatorship. …
This is not the first time Mitchell has praised the Cuban regime.
On Tuesday, Mitchell profiled a medical school she had previously toured with Fidel Castro himself, and called the country “highly regarded for its health care.”
In this video, she uses the phrase “legendary around the world” while praising Cuban healthcare. It’s legendary, all right: among moonbats, as a sterling example of the totalitarian bureaucratic control they would like to impose; among the informed, as an unmitigated catastrophe. Here’s what Cuban healthcare looks like in real life:
These pictures could just as easily be taken in the America of the future Andrea Mitchell et al. have planned for us.
On a tip from Byron.