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Oct 30 2012

Democrats: Then and Now

The more things change, the more they stay the same:

On a tip from bob.

Oct 30 2012

Benghazi Insider Baseball

Graphic by Lady Jag.

Just in case there is anyone on earth gullible enough to believe the Obama Regime’s claims that the Apologizer in Chief didn’t know from the beginning what was going on in Benghazi, a little inside baseball, compliments of a caller to El Rushbo whose account rings true:

“I wanted to speak to the question of when the president knew and why Secretary Panetta refused to support the CIA annex request either to move to the consulate or to reinforce. Within a few minutes of the consulate being under attack — I’m a retired lieutenant colonel special operations planner for 15 years — the personal security detail for the ambassador notified the communications room in Tripoli who then, on the top secret side, sent a message to the White House Situation Room that the ambassador was in peril, okay? And they did that by code word and it would have been within minutes of the attack commencing. …

“Certain things go right to the person that’s standing next to the president, both military and civilian leadership. So he would have known within minutes or it’s supposed to be informed within minutes because an ambassador is a four-star equivalent, very high, very important person, you know, represents the president and essentially is the president’s — you know, is the surrogate of the president in that country. So the White House cannot deny that the president knew immediately. …

“On the top secret side, a flash traffic message from the embassy Tripoli to the White House Situation Room, it’s like an IM. I mean, it’s immediately responded to. You have to acknowledge receipt of it. Okay? So it’s immediate. It gets to the person, the watch officer sitting there, boom, flashes on his screen, he has to acknowledge receipt. And then there’s a protocol for who he then sends it to. He physically turns to someone, the senior guy on watch, “This is a critical element of information. POTUS needs to hear this,” and that’s what would have happened.

“So no one in the White House can deny that — well, they can deny it, but the fact is the protocol says someone marched their happy little ass up to the senior guy standing next to POTUS and said, “Sir, ambassador in Libya is in peril.” And if he was missing, that is even a higher precedence. And then the chain would have also gone out automatically to the geographic combatant commander, AFRICOM, and he would have then turned to his special operations commander and said, “I want the In-Extremis Force, you know, strip ready in five minutes.” And evidently they were strip ready in Sigonella and they would have the assets to penetrate the airspace, you know, an MC-130 papa, which is a C-130 specially equipped with electronic countermeasures. They didn’t need permission to enter Libyan airspace, okay?

“I’m giving you a lot of Inside Baseball stuff, and maybe putting myself in a little peril by doing it, but the In-Extremis Force, they would have been chomping at the bit to do this. It was turned down, POTUS, at his five p.m. Eastern time meeting with the principals, that’s when he put the kibosh on everything. It was a conscious act. It has to be because, you know, the In-Extremis Force is required to be prepared to do In-Extremis non-combatant evacuation operations for its geographic responsibility, the entire continent of Africa. So there’s always somebody ready to go, and the aircraft are always prepared to go.”

The bottom line: Barack Hussein Obama has American blood on his hands.

On tips from Kevin in Auburn WA and SR. Hat tips: Pat Dollard, The Right Scoop.

Oct 30 2012

My Enemy’s Enemy Can Also Be My Enemy

Your enemy’s enemy is not necessarily your friend. The Islamic radicals Obama is apparently covertly arming against Syria’s Baby Assad are one example. Some of Vladimir Putin’s domestic opposition is another:


Original caption:

Activists from the Ukrainian feminist group Femen cut down a cross in Kiev to show support for members of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot, who are on trial in Moscow. The cross is a memorial erected to the memory of victims of repression during the regime of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Picture: EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

If anyone could belong at a work camp in Siberia…

On a tip from Mark V.

Oct 30 2012

PETA Demands Roadside Memorial for Fish That Died in Traffic Accident

Just when you thought animal rights kooks could not possibly push their moonbattery any further into absurdity:

An Irvine resident is requesting that the city install a sign to memorialize the hundreds of fish killed in a traffic crash in early October as they were being taken to Irvine Ranch Market.

In the letter, Dina Kourda, on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, asks the city’s street maintenance superintendent to place the sign at the site of the crash on Walnut and Yale avenues.

The sign would read, “In memory of hundreds of fish who suffered and died at this spot,” to remind tractor-trailer drivers of their responsibility to the animals who are “hauled to their deaths every day,” according to the letter provided by PETA.

Once again moonbats tug at our heartstrings. From the letter:

“Research tells us that fish use tools, tell time, sing, and have impressive long-term memories and complex social structures, yet fish used for food are routinely crushed, impaled, cut open, and gutted, all while still conscious. Sparing them from being tossed from a speeding truck and slowly dying from injuries and suffocation seems the least that we can do.”

Maybe consciousness can be raised even further if one of these tool-using fish gets on a laptop and writes a book entitled, Bury My Heart at Walnut and Yale Avenues.

But why are we calling them fish? I thought they had been renamed sea kittens.

We need a law mandating seatbelts for sea kittens.

On tips from VunderBob and J.

Oct 30 2012

Osama bin Laden Donation Accepted by Obama Campaign

Obama didn’t get Osama; the SEALs did, when after long vacillation Obama finally gave them the carefully worded go-ahead. But he did get Osama’s money for his reelection campaign:

“Osama bin Laden” has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.

The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”

“Bin Laden” is currently set up on the official campaign website to contribute more to Obama’s campaign. The name is also registered as a volunteer.

Since the “foreign” contribution was sent, “Bin Laden’s” email address has received several solicitations from Obama’s campaign asking for more donations. …

One $15 donation was made at using a confirmed Pakistani IP address and proxy server. In other words, as far as the campaign website was concerned, the donation was openly identified electronically as coming from Pakistan.

For address and email, they gave “911 Jihad Way, Abbottabad, CA 91101” and “”

Needless to say, it is illegal for Obama to accept foreign donations. Also needless to say, he couldn’t care less — which is why he has made it so easy for foreigners to donate.

In contrast, the Romney campaign has put safeguards in place to prevent illegal donations. Again we see that being the good guy has certain disadvantages.

osama obama
All is forgiven.

On tips from wingmann, Bob Roberts, and Wiggins.

Oct 30 2012

Spinning Sandy

All news stories are spun for political advantage. Given that hurricanes go round and round anyway, why should Sandy be any different?

Moonbats have predictably dug up an unhinged preacher, who is granted the spotlight in order to ridicule Christianity and morality:

The Eastern seaboard may have yet to experience the full wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but one right-wing Christian preacher is already pointing the finger at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

In a wordy and occasionally rambling blog on his website, chaplain John McTernan seems to link Hurricane Sandy (and a number of other recent weather-related trends and natural disasters) on LGBT people and President Barack Obama’s recent backing of marriage equality.

Likewise, tinfoil-hatters are granted a little rope to hang themselves with:

As Hurricane Sandy blasts the eastern seaboard just over a week before Election Day, a number of conspiracy theorists have decided President Barack Obama engineered the mega-storm to secure his re-election.,, and ConsfearacyNewz all posted stories over the last several days alleging that the The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, helped the president engineer Sandy.

Naturally moonbat true believers like the kooks at WaPo are using Sandy as an excuse to fret about nonexistent global warming.

Back on Planet Earth, Sandy is just a storm like other storms, worse than some, but nowhere near as damaging in the long term as Hurricane Zero:

hurricane zero

Tips and graphic compliments of Zappatrust.

Oct 30 2012

Democrat of the Year Steals From Partially Blind, Developmentally Disabled Wheelchair-Bound Old Lady

Given that the Democrat Party at its most fundamental level is about stealing money from some on behalf of others, what kind of moral character would be needed to earn the title of Democrat of the Year? Colorado’s Estelle Carson demonstrates:

The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman. …

On Thursday, a jury convicted 66-year-old Estelle Carson of felony identify theft and felony theft from an at risk adult for stealing checks from the woman and using them to pay her own cable, cell phone and internet bills.

The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Nearly as bothersome as the theft itself … is the fact the Jefferson County Democratic Party was made aware of the ongoing criminal investigation and honored Carson anyway.

Their excuse is that at the time Carson had been accused but not yet convicted — even though she had already confessed.

Due to bad press, the title has now been revoked. We’ll seen if Barack Hussein’s farcical Peace Prize follows.

Estelle Carson
Groovy shirt, Estelle.

On a tip from J.

Oct 30 2012

Then and Now

Whatever happens, the so-called “Newspaper of Record” will report the same thing: spin.

New York Times, October 29, 1992:

President Bush smiled when he learned this week that economic growth during the third quarter reached a surprising 2.7 percent, almost twice the previous rate. But his smile shouldn’t be broad. … Even the 2.7 figure is half the normal rate of recovery and not enough to bring down unemployment.

New York Times, October 26, 2012:

The slow pace of the nation’s economic recovery has picked up a bit lately. In the third quarter, the economy grew at an annual rate of 2 percent, beating expectations and the dismal 1.3 percent growth in the second quarter. Over the past year, the growth rate has been 2.3 percent. At that pace, there’s enough momentum to keep unemployment, currently 7.8 percent, from getting much worse…

Having a president of the proper race and political persuasion makes quite a difference. You would hardly know that the current economic numbers are significantly worse than under George H.W. in the days of “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Compliments of Just TheTip.

Oct 30 2012

A Modern Moonbat Family

Ward Cleaver was the model father of the 1950s. The model father of the socially engineered 2010s could be Mark Langridge, a homosexual who is being sued for child support by a dysfunctional lesbian “family” he donated sperm to help create:

He was not named on the birth certificates of the two children, and played no role in their upbringing — but the Child Support Agency insists he has to pay £26 a week to support them.

He says he cannot afford the payments, which will add up to £8,000 before both children reach adulthood.

The 47-year-old book-keeper from Essex has been in a relationship with his partner Shaun Keeble, 37, for 17 years. …

Mr Langridge and Mr Keeble met the [lesbian couple that wanted babies] in a gay nightclub in Southend in 1997, and became good friends. …

He said he was surprised when introduced as their father and later advised the children to ask their mother to explain the facts of their birth.

The two couples eventually drifted apart, and apart from occasional letters from the girls Mr Langridge has had no contact with the family since 2004.

Compounding his woes,

He said the biological mother’s former partner continues to live near the former family home and sees the girls at weekends — but is not being chased for child support. …

The only way he can protest against the CSA’s ruling is by taking his case to a judicial review, which could cost in the region of £60,000.

All traditions serve a purpose or they would not survive to become traditions. The purposes of the traditional family are both too numerous and too obvious to list.

Mark Langridge: Father knows nothing.

On a tip from Dean D.

Oct 29 2012

Open Thread


Via WTVR, on a tip from Mary P.

Oct 29 2012

Moonbats Keep Digging for New Extremes of Campaign Ad Tastelessness

If unalloyed vileness like this ad is actually successful at revving up the Democrat base, then there is no chance whatsoever of bridging the cultural divide between moonbats and Americans.

WARNING — Even more than most of the sewage seeping from the left end of the sociopolitical spectrum, this ad is neither safe for work nor suitable for children:

On a tip from Antara. Hat tip: The Right Scoop.

Oct 29 2012

Obamacronium: The Densest Element

At last, a scientific explanation for the seemingly totally irrational phenomenon we know as Obamunism:

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Oct 29 2012

Roadside America


Via WV GOP, on a tip from G. Fox.

Oct 29 2012

ObamaCare Funnels $100 Million per Year to Chicago

The more omnipresent and omnipotent we allow the cancer in Washington to become, the more crucial it is to have friends there — as greater Chicago just learned:

Cook County hit a $100 million jackpot over the weekend.

In a little noticed but crucial decision announced Friday night [when our rulers do things they don’t want reported], the federal government signed off on a request by county board President Toni Preckwinkle to enroll 114,000 low-income people a year early in the Medicaid program.

For the county, the decision is worth as much as $100 million a year, since its network of hospitals and health clinics already is serving most of the patients free of charge. The tab now will be picked up by federal taxpayers under a provision of Obamacare, rather than by Cook County taxpayers alone.

That is, ObamaCare will be used to transfer $100 million per year from taxpayers nationwide to Chicago, the infamously corrupt political cesspool that spawned Obama.

On a tip from Byron.

Oct 29 2012

Government Spends $60,000 per Family on Welfare

Anyone who even now believes you can fight poverty by having the government subsidize it is invited to explain this:

[L]ast year, the United States spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services.

Due to Big Government’s inherent inefficiency, most of the money never gets to the intended beneficiaries.

This dollar figure is almost three times the amount the average household on poverty lives on per year.

Also, many coercively financed welfare benefits go to those with no financial need.

But no matter how much people are paid to be poor, poverty will not be relieved:

A congressional report from CRS recently revealed that the United States now spends more on means-tested welfare than any other item in the federal budget — including Social Security, Medicare, or national defense. Including state contributions to the roughly 80 federal poverty programs, the total amount spent in 2011 was approximately $1 trillion. Federal spending alone on these programs was up 32 percent since 2008.

Although obviously unsustainable, welfare spending does make sense from a certain point of view. The more the government subsidizes something, the more of it we get. The more poverty, the more people reliant on handouts, the more votes for Democrats. Unencumbered by morality or a sense of responsibility, Democrats will naturally spend ever more of other people’s money to increase their voter base. The taxes and/or inflationary spending required to finance the handouts cripple business, further restricting employment opportunities.

This death spiral is literally an existential threat to America.

On tips from Artfldgr and Shawn R.

Oct 29 2012

Did General Disobey Obama’s Orders to Stand Down to Muslim Terrorists?

The indescribably shameful ascension to power of Barack Hussein Obama has confronted some military personnel with an agonizing choice: do they serve their country, or do they serve the sick joke in the White House? From a careerist’s point of view, General Carter Ham appears to have chosen incorrectly, according to this piece of RUMINT relayed by the Washington Times:

General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack [on our consulate in Benghazi] was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.

Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty also disobeyed the unconscionable order to allow terrorists to kill our ambassador. Instead of losing their careers, they lost their lives when their repeated requests for assistance were denied by the Obama Administration. But they certainly did not lose anyone’s respect.

Due to the Obamunist media’s Benghazi blackout, don’t hold your breath waiting for it to investigate this story.

If the massive voter fraud the Obama Regime has encouraged its supporters to engage in results in a contested election, we may find more weak links in the chain of command that connects the slimy left-wing politicians at the top to the patriotic heroes down below.

General Ham may have put country before career.

On tips from Joe B and Curtis F. Hat tips: Before It’s News, American Thinker.

Oct 29 2012

Glances Down the Left-Hand Path

This election isn’t just a choice between a different set of policies. The road has come to a decisive fork. Obama’s supporters have made it obvious what kind of country we will live in if we choose the left-hand path.

In Lake County, Florida:

Police are searching for the vandals who apparently torched more than a dozen campaign signs and American flags in a Howey-in-the-Hills veteran’s yard.

William Overbay said someone ignited the flags and signs, which supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, that he had lined along his yard. The vandals also painted a sign on his driveway reading “Obama for life,” at his DuPont Circle home, Overbay said.

Overbay, a vet from the Vietnam era, sees the bigger picture:

“To give that many years for my country and to see it desecrated in such a despicable way angers me. We have freedom of speech and to desecrate any kind of signs is absolutely despicable and a violation of the constitution of the United States.”

We are not dealing with people who have any regard for the rights enshrined in the Constitution.

In Alta Loma, California:

Someone keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence that had Mitt Romney campaign signs.

A little irony: Ken Slown, owner of one of the vehicles, is actually an Obamunist.

He explained … that he and his wife — both currently unemployed — are staying with her parents and it’s her parents who support Romney.

I wonder if the wife has a faded Hope & Change poster on her bedroom wall.

A neighbor, who also has a Romney/Ryan sign in their front yard, were also hit. “Obama” keyed in the hood and on the black gate of an SUV.

If you’ve seen more Obama than Romney bumper stickers, the reason is that Romney supporters don’t key cars.

In Racine, Wisconsin:

The Racine Tea Party’s “Rally for Jobs” kicked off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday inside the old Sam’s Club at 6200 Regency West Drive.

Before the event could get under way, though, organizers say a truck affixed with “Obama” stickers drove through the parking lot and dumped quantities of nails.

Needless to say, if a Romney supporter ever did something like this, it would be national news.

Where Frank Luntz finds his undecided voters remains a mystery. A stark choice between high and low should not be hard to make.

Hope & Change applied to a car hood.

On tips from Bob Roberts, Wiggins, J, and AC.

Oct 29 2012

Unsurprising Poll: Democrats Much Less Supportive of Israel

It is no accident that the Democrat Party is led by someone vehemently hostile to Western Civilization’s only outpost in the Middle East. Unless you have been living in a cave, you won’t be much surprised by this:

In a new Pew Research Center poll conducted this month … members of both parties were asked whether the United States is too supportive of Israel; twice as many Democrats agreed; 25% to 13%.

But the real shocker was another question: “Do you think the United States is not supportive enough of Israel?”

The response was more than illuminating; it was a thunderclap that should rock Israel supporting liberals to the core. 46% of Republicans said the U.S. was not supportive enough, while only 9% of Democrats thought so.

This is despite the overwhelming majority of Jews being Democrats. Evidently abortion and the homosexual agenda — both of which violate Jewish religious principles — are more important than the survival of Israel.

Israel: What’s not to like?

On tips from Shawn R and The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

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