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.
With the Washington Compost, there is no escape from the moonbattery — not even in the auto reviews. Warren Brown compares the Mazda CX-5 to the Honda CR-V:
I like the clean design of the stately-bordering-on-prim Honda CR-V. It appeals to my inner Rick Santorum. But I absolutely love the swank swagger of the Mazda CX-5’s body. It addresses the dominant, motivating Barack and Michelle in me. There is an audacious flow about it front to rear.
On a tip from Just TheTip.
Even if the governmedia spin were correct and the shooting of Trayvon Martin were not a desperate act of self-defense, and even if you categorize the self-identified Hispanic George Zimmerman as white, the case would only deserve national interest as a man bites dog story. No amount of Establishment Left propaganda is going to change the fact that violent crime is disproportionately committed by blacks. Via the FBI, here are some homicide stats you won’t see on alphabet network news:
Although they provide about half of the faces in TV commercials, blacks make up only 12% of the actual population of the USA.
Time to stop encouraging violence by demonizing whites and absolving blacks of responsibility.
Hat tip: The Real Revo. On a tip from TaterSalad.
As for what Zimmerman would have looked like afterward if he hadn’t been armed, the regrettably unarmed Carter Strange provides a clue:
But then Strange lived. The media’s little angel Trayvon allegedly stated his intent to kill Zimmerman.
On tips from Don M, J, and Bob Roberts.
Despite gargantuan subsidies and Comrade Obama’s salesmanship, the Chevy Volt didn’t work out so well. Maybe Government Motors would have better luck with something along the lines of the Denver Zoo’s poop-powered rickshaw:
The three-wheeled motorized rickshaw — believed to be the first hybrid-electric gasified tuk tuk — is designed to showcase the innovative energy system that will fuel the Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, which opens June 1. …
The tuk tuk was purchased from Thailand and then re-engineered to run on gasified pellets made from animal droppings and trash generated by the zoo’s human visitors and employees.
Even some environmentalists might be bright enough to figure out that the electricity to run a Volt has to come from somewhere — namely coal, a power source the Obama Regime is aggressively shutting down. But so long as Democrats are in charge, we will never run out of fuel for vehicles that can run on BS.
On a tip from AC.
The Moonbat Messiah humbly refers to the generation that elected him as Gen44, since it took 44 presidents for us to degenerate to him. Maybe with Gen45, America will bounce back — or maybe we’ll keep going down the road of Hopey Change:
On a tip from Granny Jan.
Since they have no shame and apparently no self-awareness, there is no limit to the hypocrisy of Democrats. Even as Dem Rep Bobby Rush, formerly of the Black Panthers, gets himself hauled off the House floor for wearing a hoodlum hoodie in solidarity with the dead thug Trayvon Martin, Barack Hussein’s Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter quacks this:
“His Republican opponents have jumped all over him because they do want to play politics with this issue. The President spoke from his heart on this, it was trying to emphasize with some parents who had just lost a child. … People have to stop politicizing it. It’s no surprise that some of our Republican opponents are trying to make an issue with this.”
Comrade Obama allegedly “spoke from his heart” when he politicized the incident and fanned the flames of racial discord by proclaiming that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. Actually, if Obama had a son with the Bitter Half, he would look more like this:
On tips from Blue, Fiberal, Sam, J, and TED.
Joke Biden is right about one thing: ham-fisted federal seizure of control over health insurance is a “big f***ing deal.” There is a reason pawns like Bart Stupak were willing to fall on their swords to ram it down the country’s throat. ObamaCare is designed to lead inevitably and quickly to “single-payer” (i.e., Stalinized) healthcare, from which no formerly free and wealthy country has ever recovered.
Once government is the source of all healthcare, every conceivable power grab and intrusion can be justified. We will subsist completely at the mercy of the scum infesting Washington.
On a tip from Mary.
The demagogic race-baiting cretin exploiting the Trayvon Martin spectacle in this clip is a member of Congress (Hank Johnson, D-GA):
Trayvon Martin and those who elect the likes of Wank Johnson are the reason gated communities are necessary. As for anyone being executed: if George Zimmerman hadn’t been armed, he would be dead instead of Trayvon Martin — a far worse outcome.
Via Big Hollywood, on a tip from Henry.
Trayvon Martin admirers found an appropriate way to honor the memory of the dead thug — by ransacking and looting a store:
North Miami Beach High School students scheduled a walkout march [in honor of Trayvon Martin] in North Miami Beach last Friday.
During the march, surveillance video at a Walgreens on Northeast 163rd Street showed approximately 100 students from the school veering off and storming into the store. The students can be seen running up and down the aisles for about five minutes.
An assistant principal appears moments later and orders the students back outside.
No crimes were captured on camera; however, the floors of the Walgreens were littered with items from the shelves, indicating the students knocked over the products.
Police say some of the items were knocked over accidentally but a candle display inside the store was deliberately damaged and some merchandise was stolen. The damage is estimated at $1,000. …
“Yeah, they grabbed like bags of Skittles and stuff, throwing it at the police car,” said student protester Kayosha White.
No doubt Saint Skittles would approve.
The alliance of people like this and the still less appealing liberal fools who demand that we revere them constitutes our ruling class.
On tips from SR, AC, and Don M.