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May 09 2013

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Passed along by Gary A.

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May 09 2013

The Struggle Against Reality

Monty Python foresaw just how absurd moonbats’ struggle against reality would become long ago:

On a tip from Laurie.

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May 09 2013

Look Back and Laugh

The phone rang at 3 am. The call was from Benghazi. Both Shrillary and the joke she was reporting to put a pillow over the phone and went back to sleep.

On a tip from Katya Kakhov.

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May 09 2013

GM Creates Lots of New Jobs — In Communist China

Just as the sheep in Animal Farm enjoyed bleating, “Four legs good, two legs bad,” glassy-eyed moonbats sometimes chant, “Bin Laden is dead, GM is alive.” Those outside their community-based reality might respond, “Al Qaeda is alive, GM moved to China”:

Chinese authorities have approved a US$1.3 billion General Motors plant to make luxury Cadillac cars, the US auto giant said [Tuesday] as it seeks more premium sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market.

Construction of the plant, which will have annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles, will start in June in the commercial hub Shanghai, GM China said in a statement to AFP.

It will be run by Shanghai GM, a joint venture with China’s SAIC Motor.

It’s hard to blame GM for making cars in communist China, which enjoys relative freedom compared to a USA under the heels of unions and envirofascists. But American taxpayers will be stuck with the bill if the venture flounders. If you are big enough to have a seat at Big Government’s table, you are too big to fail.

On a tip from Hyena Shipping Company.

GM is becoming ChiCom Motors.
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May 09 2013

Democrats Go After Home-Loaders

To quote Nasty Pelosi,

“You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in.”

That was in the context of seizing control of the healthcare industry. The same applies to liberals’ attack on the Second Amendment.

Leftists have been frustrated in some of their attempts to infringe on our right to bear arms by relatively straightforward means. But they have managed to dry up the ammo supply, in part with massive government ammo purchases and in part by terrifying the public into hoarding. But what to do about those who load their own ammo? Here’s what:

After reports that the Boston Marathon terrorists had used black powder for the explosive component of their pressure cooker bombs, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) proposed major changes to federal laws regulating loose gun powder and explosives.

Never let a crisis go to waste.

Lautenberg’s changes in the explosives law would seriously hamper history reenactor hobbyists, black powder hunters, sportsmen, target shooters, and anyone that loads their own ammo with modern smokeless gun powder or the older style black powder.

One change would require those that want to buy and store either smokeless powder or black powder to get a new license — at a rate of $50 every three years — to allow them to do so. The bill also says that they will only be allowed to have “limited” supplies but does not seem to say what amount would exceed those limits.

Limiting supply will have more of an impact on target shooters than on terrorists. But this has very little to do with terrorists.

The new bill also turns the current “shall issue” practice into a “may issue” rule. In other words, the new bill would give authorities the right to deny any citizen the right to buy, store and own loose gun powder or explosives and the government doesn’t even have to supply any reason why the citizen is being denied. Nor will the government have to provide a means of redress. Once you are denied, that is it forever.

Let’s take inspiration from the moonbats. If Americans fight to preserve what’s left of our liberty as tenaciously and relentlessly as liberals fight to take it away, we might yet prevail.

On a tip from Henry.

right to bear arms second amendment
Shall not be infringed means shall not be infringed.
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May 09 2013

Memory of SEALs Defiled at Their Funeral

Soon after the Obama Regime went into overdrive to publicize having finally given the green light to the SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, 17 SEALs were killed along with 13 other troops when a US helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan under questionable circumstances. Try not to smash your computer screen when you read what our Islamophile rulers permitted to happen at their funeral service:

Today three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, appeared at a press conference to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. …

At the press conference today the families released video on how military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes. This cleric disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah.

This video from today’s press conference includes footage of the funeral services at Bagram Air Force Base:

A transcript of the Muslim curse the heroes were granted instead of a Christian blessing:

Amen. I shelter in Allah from the devil who has been cast with stones.
In the name of Allah the merciful forgiver.
The companions of “THE FIRE”
(The sinners and infidels who are fodder for the hell fire)
ARE NOT EQUAL WITH the companions of heaven.
The companions of heaven (Muslims) are the WINNERS.
Had he sent this Koran to the mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah.
(Mocking the GOD of Moses)
Such examples are what we present to the people, so that they would think.
(repent and convert to Islam)
Blessings are to your God (Allah) the God of glory and what they describe.
And peace be upon the messengers (prophets) and thanks be to Allah the lord of both universes (mankind and Jinn).

At what point do we decide we have had enough?

On tips from Just TheTip, G. Fox, and Stormfax.

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May 09 2013

Judge Asks Envirokooks for Advice on Punishing Gas Company

Why is our standard of living declining when American resources are as abundant as they have ever been? Because it isn’t easy to exploit these resources when the government is run by malevolent moonbats of the kind that infest the judiciary — like William Smith:

Apparently frustrated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down an $18 million penalty for a Texas natural gas firm, a federal judge is taking the unusual step of asking the environmental community for suggestions on how to sentence the company in a way that will have “the broadest possible impact.”

U.S. District Judge William Smith in Providence said in a preliminary sentencing memorandum filed April 25 that the high court’s decision means he is limited to fining Southern Union Co. $500,000 or the equivalent in community service, rather than the $6 million fine and $12 million in charitable contributions that he had previously imposed as punishment.

No worries, moonbats. A couple more Obama appointments and the Supreme Court will rubber stamp all things leftist for a generation to come.

The punishment is for storing liquid mercury without a permit. Some troublesome teenagers broke in and dumped the mercury. Jackpot justice followed; everyone alleged to be affected was compensated and has recovered. But that’s not good enough for Judge Smith, who wants malicious envirowackos to help him come up with the most painful punishment the Supremes’ ruling will allow.

Too bad we can’t apply a similar approach to Benghazi, and have SEALs decide a fit punishment for Obama, Shrillary, Susan Rice, and the rest.

On a tip from Muddypaw.

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Set upon by vindictive moonbats.
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May 09 2013

CBS News Enraged at Sharyl Attkisson for Challenging Regime on Benghazi

Word has it Sharyl Attkisson is on thin ice at CBS News for practicing journalism, in arrogant violation of the shamelessly pro-Obama propaganda network’s policies. Her excellent and therefore unforgivable investigation of the impeachment-worthy Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal was bad enough. Now she has been failing to accept the Regime’s lies at face value regarding Benghazi. From liberal Politico:

CBS News … has grown increasingly frustrated with Attkisson’s Benghazi campaign. CBS News executives see Attkisson wading dangerously close to advocacy on the issue, network sources have told POLITICO.

Translation may be needed for those who don’t speak the Orwellian language of establishment liberals. Advocacy in this context means exactly the opposite of what it says in the dictionary. CBS News advocates Obama; its employees are expected to do the same. If they don’t comply, they are guilty of “advocacy,” the same way people outraged by the injustice of Affirmative Action are guilty of “racism.” Or as Hot Air puts it:

[Moonbats] can’t stop conservative media from existing, but they can ghettoize it as illegitimate and “partisan” in a way that their own partisan garbage isn’t. The problem with the Kochs buying the Times is that the paper already has a reputation among wider media for being respectable and impartial (giggle). That reputation can and will be retracted by the rest of the press if/when the Kochs take it over, but it’ll take more work to delegitimize it than it would some new Koch start-up. Same with Attkisson: Skepticism about Benghazi is fine for the wingnuts at Fox, but bringing such unhelpful nonsense into an “impartial,” i.e. pro-Obama, outlet like CBS risks lending credence to the GOP’s accusations. The proper line to take on Benghazi is to dismiss the new hearings with a sneer, a la Joe Klein, or, in the case of “impartial” news coverage, to dismiss them more lightly by referencing Hillary’s long-ago whining about a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to discredit the Clintons. “Going where the story leads” is unhelpful to liberalism in this case, ergo it’s advocacy by definition.

Any credibility CBS News might have had as a legitimate news organ was flushed away by Dan Blather in a paroxysm of Bush Derangement Syndrome. When Attkisson is inevitably forced out, the liberal media establishment will have staggered one step closer to the tar pits.

On tips from Clingtomyguns, Stormfax, Bob Roberts, and G. Fox.

Attkisson caught red-handed practicing journalism yesterday.
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May 09 2013

New Dawn at ABC

You have to hand it to the lefties in the media — some don’t just preach depraved freakishness, they practice it:

Top ABC News editor Don Ennis walked into his Manhattan office on Friday in a “little black dress” and a brunette bobbed wig and announced to colleagues that from now on, he would like to be known as Dawn.

The 49-year-old father of three said he’s splitting from his wife of 17 years to become a woman, or Dawn Stacey Ennis, as she is now known on her governmental records.

Note the deft switch from male to female pronouns for a single person within the same sentence.

“Today I begin anew,” she [i.e., Don Ellis] wrote on her Facebook timeline, where she debuted a flirty new profile picture.

I grieve for the wife and their three young kids. Not for Ellis though. This will do wonders to advance his career.

On a tip from Sean C.

don-ellis
His job is to repackage reality for consumption by the masses.
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May 09 2013

Portraits in Moonbattery: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is the media’s favorite scientist. It could be because a great mind striving beyond the confines of a body crippled by Lou Gehrig’s disease tugs on our heartstrings and inspires us to overcome our own limitations. Or it could be because Hawking is a moonbat, willing to place irresponsible left-wing malice before science:

British physicist Stephen Hawking has dropped plans to attend a major international conference in Israel in June, citing his belief that he should respect a Palestinian call to boycott contacts with Israeli academics. …

The Israeli Presidential Conference, now in its fifth year, brings together statesmen and leading experts in various disciplines to discuss ways to address the world’s problems. The goal, organizers say, is to identify challenges and propose solutions.

One major challenge is the willingness of grown adults to side with Islamic terrorists out of sheer adolescent petulance.

Infamous lefties like Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev plan to attend the conference. Not even a former communist dictator is willing to follow Hawking to the outer limits of sophomoric moonbattery.

Hawking has been joined in the boycott by noted intellectual luminaries Elvis Costello and The Pixies, both of whom have canceled concerts on behalf of the terrorist jihad against civilization’s lonely outpost in the Middle East.

Other ultra-radical moonbats expressed delight at Hawking’s gesture:

Hawking’s decision was hailed by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine as support for its goal of severing academics’ connections with Israel.

In no field will the effect on academic research be positive. But leftists have their priorities.

On a tip from Shawn R.

Stephen-Hawking
ALS won’t stop him from sticking it to Israel.
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