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Apr 02 2013

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Via Liberal Logic 101, on a tip from TED.

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Apr 02 2013

Charlton Heston Clobbers Jim Carrey From Beyond the Grave

Despite attempts by the liberal establishment to ignore or pervert Easter, normal Americans celebrated it in part by watching The Ten Commandments, a 1956 movie starring Charlton Heston that has been available on DVD or VHS for decades. There were 5.9 million viewers Saturday night. In contrast, shrill anti-gun moonbat Jim Carrey

just suffered another mega-flop last month with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. After three weeks in release, Carrey’s big-budget comedy has grossed less than $21 million.

With ticket prices now averaging $7.96, that means Carrey’s latest big studio comedy has sold only 2.5 million tickets.

That is, a movie that has been replayed for generations beat Carrey’s new release by millions of viewers. Yet in his nasty video spitting venom at gun rights advocates, Carrey sings,

“Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand.”

Once again, Hollyweird reveals that it has no clue what is going on outside its bubble of elitist moonbattery.

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The classics prevail; trash goes in the garbage pail.

On a tip from dan.

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Apr 02 2013

No Apologies for Obama’s New Reverend Wright Desecrating Easter

Obama’s habit of sitting through leftist diatribes passed off as Christian sermons did not end when he threw the rabidly anti-white and anti-American Jeremiah Wright under the bus after a close 20-year relationship. Just Sunday he celebrated Easter by wallowing in the moonbattery vomited forth by Pastor Luis Leon. At this point in our cultural and political collapse, the White House is too arrogant to disavow the twisting of religion into cartoonish hard left ideology:

Who could fail to be alarmed by someone who would listen to such divisive adolescent lunacy being placed in a position to destroy our country?

Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Ummah Gummah.

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Apr 02 2013

New York City Introduces Teen Sex App

The best illustration of the difference between liberty and libertinism is the authoritarian dystopia of New York City, where everything from ear buds to Styrofoam is subject to arbitrary and capricious suppression by a despotic local government, even while teen sex is publicly encouraged at taxpayer expense.

Nanny Bloomberg’s regime has launched a new app for kids to run on their ObamaPhones entitled “Teens in NYC Protection+,” offering them all they need to know to get off to an early start in frivolous fornication. The app was announced on a section of ncy.gov dedicated to teenagers.

“Teens in New York state have a legal right to get sexual-health services without the permission of parents, guardians, boyfriends, girlfriends, relatives or anyone else,” the site advises.

By comparison, a teen is not allowed to go on a school trip without parental consent.

There’s also promotional material by teens for teens, some barely out of junior high school.

“I’m not having sex now, but I know where to go when I’m ready,” announces Jessica, age 16.

“It felt good to talk about sex and get information without feeling embarrassed,” adds Lisa, age 14.

Imagine trying to raise a child to be moral under New York City’s government.

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Spending taxpayer money on teen sex app.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Apr 02 2013

Obama Teaches Youth to Budget Responsibly

At least he has a sense of humor. No one could be so oblivious to their own catastrophic failures; he must be doing this for sick laughs:

President Barack Obama, who has increased the national debt by $53,377 per household, has proclaimed April “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly.”

Bwahahaha!

When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08. As of the close of business on March 28, 2013, the total debt of the federal government was $16,766,988,432,792.62 — an increase of $6,140,111,383,879.54 since Obama took office.

Fiscal responsibility? Obama couldn’t even spell the term.

The president is required by law to submit a budget proposal for the next fiscal year by the first Monday in February.

Thus far, Obama has not submitted his budget proposal for fiscal 2014.

But he did submit one in 2011; it was so outlandishly unreasonable that the Senate killed it by a vote of 97 to 0. He tried again last year; this time his lunatic looting spree of a budget was voted down 99 to 0. No wonder he doesn’t want to submit another.

But telling kids to balance their checkbooks when they grow up is something he can handle.

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The joke is on us.

On a tip from Bob Roberts.

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Apr 02 2013

No Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Survivors

The liberal-run Department of Defense is adamant: no Purple Hearts will be awarded to those wounded in “Soldier of Allah” Nidal Hasan’s terror attack on Fort Hood. Here’s why:

A Pentagon position paper, delivered to congressional staff on Friday and obtained by ABC News, says giving the award to the Fort Hood victims could “irrevocably alter the fundamental character of this time-honored decoration” and “undermine the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan [the alleged Fort Hood shooter] by materially and directly compromising Major Hasan’s ability to receive a fair trial.”

It’s all about priorities.

Due to the soldiers at the base having been disarmed, Hasan managed to kill 14 Americans and wound 32 others. As if indulging in black humor, the Obama Regime absurdly instructed us to regard the incident — during which Hasan screamed “Allahu Akhbar” — as random “workplace violence.” Political apparatchik General George Casey Jr., serving as Army Chief of Staff, declared of the bloody assault that had been made possible by political correctness pushed to the point of insanity:

“[I]t would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty…”

America’s enemies control the command structure. This doesn’t do much to enhance the morale of those stopping bullets to defend Western Civilization from Islam.

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Hasan: working toward the same general ends as our rulers.

On tips from Clingtomyguns and Muddypaw.

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Apr 02 2013

Discarded CBS Grumbles as Obama Regime Produces Its Own Propaganda

The leftists running the “mainstream” media put Obama in power and then got him reelected despite his dismal performance, leaving him free to discard them like the cheap whores they are. He has his own personal media now, which he can trust not to relapse into professionalism. The servile Obamunist toadies at CBS are beginning to resent it:

Capitalizing on the possibilities of the digital age, the Obama White House is generating its own content like no president before, and refining its media strategies in the second term in hopes of telling a more compelling story than in the first.

At the same time, it is limiting press access in ways that past administrations wouldn’t have dared, and the president is answering to the public in more controlled settings than his predecessors. It’s raising new questions about what’s lost when the White House tries to make an end run around the media, functioning, in effect, as its own news agency.

Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to President Bill Clinton, sees an inclination by the Obama White House to “self-publish,” coupled with tactics “I never would have dreamed of in terms of restricting access” for independent news organizations.

Even tighter control of Obama’s packaging than the establishment media can offer is required to prop up this farcical presidency.

Yet the packagers still can’t totally suppress embarrassments like this pathetic effort to impress children with his basketball skills:

Two for 22. He had better stick to watching basketball on ESPN, the way he sticks to letting Valerie Jarrett or George Soros or whoever is really in charge run the country while he postures at photo ops.

On a tip from Bob Roberts. Hat tip: Common Cents.

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Apr 02 2013

Convicted Terrorist Kathy Boudin Teaches at Columbia University

Obama friend and mentor Bill Ayers and his sociopathic bride aren’t the only Weather Underground terrorists to find comfortable homes in academia:

Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard — now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, The Post has learned.

Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel — being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry.”

Another violent communist who ought to be in prison also enlightens the students at this extravagantly expensive Ivy League school:

One Friday, a criminal-justice conference at the school will feature keynote address by Angela Davis, another infamous radical, and later this month Boudin is scheduled to speak at Columbia Law School’s conference on child and family advocacy.

Bullet points on Angela Davis:

• Communist professor at the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus
• Recipient of the Lenin “Peace Prize” from the police state of East Germany in 1979
• Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin County judge in a failed attempt to free Davis’ imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
• Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States

A sawed-off shotgun owned by Angela Davis was used to blow off Judge Harold Haley’s head. Here’s how she escaped justice:

Following the announcement of the verdict that acquitted Davis, one juror faced news cameras and gave a revolutionary’s clenched-fist salute.

O.J. wasn’t the first enemy of society to benefit from jury nullification.

What kind of sick lunatics would want criminal scum like Kathy Boudin, Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, et al. educating young Americans? The same kind who would want Ayers’s protégé Obama running the country.

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Kathy Boudin of today’s ruling class.

On tips from Wiggins and Spider.

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Apr 02 2013

Hoaxers: Antarctic Ice Is Expanding Because It Is Melting

Among the more terrifying aspects of the Global Warming Apocalypse foretold by Al Gore is the rising of the seas, caused by melting polar ice caps, caused in turn by mankind raising the temperature by engaging in under-regulated economic activity. Yet Antarctic sea ice has been expanding by 1.9% per decade for the past 30 years. No worries; the experts have an explanation:

Climate change is expanding Antarctica’s sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience.

The paradoxical phenomenon is thought to be caused by relatively cold plumes of fresh water derived from melting beneath the Antarctic ice shelves.

That is, the ice is expanding because it is melting.

Okay, that one didn’t pass the laugh test. Let’s try another theory:

Paul Holland of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) stuck to his findings last year that a shift in winds linked to climate change was blowing ice away from the coast, allowing exposed water in some areas to freeze and make yet more ice.

What, still laughing?

Meanwhile, global warming profiteer James Hansen claims that the reason it isn’t getting any warmer is that emissions cool the planet, countering the warming caused by increased emissions.

It might be less embarrassing for them to switch the game plan back to global cooling, which is more in tune with current climate fluctuation and much scarier anyway.

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Won’t someone please think of the polar bears?

On tips from Xavier and Bob Roberts.

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