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May 10 2013

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Compliments of RadZad.

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May 10 2013

Surprise Breakfast Guest

Since the “mainstream” media isn’t going to give more than minimal coverage to one of the most important stories of this generation, Andrew Klavan is apparently going door to door, or rather window to window, to see that people are informed. Here he visits Steven Crowder:

The reason Obama was reelected instead of removed from office for gross dereliction of duty is that he does not represent the American people, but rather the left-wing media that put him in power, keeps him in power, and keeps the herd in the dark.

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May 10 2013

Separated at Birth?

One is an ill-tempered alien creature. The other starred in a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Can you tell them apart?

Predator  mooch-predator

On a tip from Xavier.

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May 10 2013

IRS Admits to Targeting Patriots, Tea Partiers

They say the power to tax is the power to destroy:

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.

In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said. …

Many conservative groups complained during the election that they were being harassed by the IRS. They accused the agency of frustrating their attempts to become tax exempt by sending them lengthy, intrusive questionnaires.

The forms, which the groups made available at the time, sought information about group members’ political activities, including details of their postings on social networking websites and about family members.

Tax exempt groups are not supposed to engage in politics as their principle activity, though nakedly political outfits of the type George Soros funds don’t seem to have any trouble skipping out on the taxes they lobby to raise for the rest of us. One obvious example is the rabid pack of ultra-left attack dogs calling itself Media Matters for America.

Lois Lerner apologizes on behalf of the IRS, and says that the practice of targeting patriots and Tea Partiers was not motivated by political bias. Stop laughing; that wasn’t the punch line. This is:

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called on the White House to investigate.

No doubt IRS bureauweenies are quivering in fear.

On tips from Bob Roberts, Clingtomyguns, and Muddypaw.

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Setting herself up for a lifetime of audits.
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May 10 2013

Queens Man Arrested for Playing With Kids With Toy Gun

They haven’t built a wall yet. You can still get out of New York without having to swim across a river under machine gun fire. What are you waiting for, New Yorkers? If you don’t escape while you can, you will just get ever more of this:

Jack Pawlowski was led out of his Queens home in handcuffs Wednesday, with his stunned wife and three young kids looking on. He said nothing as detectives put him into a squad car.

His crime: He took two of his kids around the corner to Ditmars Park. There he brazenly showed them how to shoot pellets at a tree with a toy gun. This was enough to set concerned citizens on a righteous crusade to see to his punishment.

“I don’t tend to take things lying down, so I went past the parents, and so I walked straight over and I confronted him,” said Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

Calas called police, who arrived after Pawlowski left. She also called City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) and posted [a photo of Pawlowski] on her “queensmamas” website.

That led to a tip that led investigators straight to Pawlowski’s door.

Doubleplus good, Comrade Calas! Big Brother should double her chocolate ration. As for Pawlowski, he will be made an example of.

“This is really a way to educate people,” Vallone said. “You cannot run around with a realistic looking gun. It’s against the law, and you could get arrested and actually go to jail.” …

[Pawlowski] remained in custody Wednesday evening, on charges of reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun.

Only gerbils could want to live in a place where fathers are hauled off in shackles over a BB gun. But in New York, Americans are outnumbered by gerbils. How else to explain the fascists they elect?

On tips from Stormfax, Sean C, and Artfldgr.

Leni-Calas
Comrade Calas considers toy guns unacceptable.
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May 10 2013

Border Enforcement Fig Leaf Dropped

The Senate judiciary committee has dropped any pretense that the border will be defended from foreign invasion before the amnesty bill takes effect — or ever:

The bill’s authors also stuck together to defeat a Republican amendment that would have barred anyone from seeking citizenship until the U.S.-Mexico border had been secured for six months. Supporters of the bill charged that the real effect of that provision would have been to delay citizenship indefinitely for the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.

Only 11 million? Don’t we wish.

Two Republicans on the committee — who are also members of the Gang of Eight Quislings responsible for this catastrophic legislation — voted with the Democrats to kill the requirement that the border be made secure before amnesty is granted: the backstabbing RINOs Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake (a.k.a. Lettuce McCain’s Mini-Me).

The amnesty bill will in effect make America a Third World country by renouncing sovereignty and proclaiming that anyone from anywhere who can sneak across the vast undefended border is welcome on the welfare rolls. If it goes through, what happened to California will happen to the nation. It will become a single-party government, devoted to looting our society out of existence on behalf of massive legions of alien peasants straight out of The Camp of the Saints.

Since the primary duty of the federal government is to defend our borders from foreign incursion, passage of this bill would make it official that we have no federal government; its place has been usurped by a gang of looting traitors who literally deserve to be tried for treason — and hopefully will be, if America somehow survives.

On a tip from Laurie.

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Jeff Fake induces another facepalm.
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May 10 2013

Still More Evidence That Hillary Is Unfit for Office

The Benghazi hearings may be enlightening some for the first time that Shrillary Rotten is utterly unfit for public office. Others have known it for years. Jerry Zeifman supervised young Shrillary when she was a staffer on the committee devoted to bringing down Nixon for Watergate. The lifelong Democrat fired her and refused to give her a letter of recommendation. A piece from 2008 tells us why:

“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said… “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

After Shrillary became a major contender for president in 2008, Zeifman said,

“My own reaction was of regret that, when I terminated her employment on the Nixon impeachment staff, I had not reported her unethical practices to the appropriate bar associations.”

This is no small potatoes, like the cattle futures dustoff. From Mr.Zeifman’s account, Hillary and others on the Committee, including former senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation by stealing Judiciary Committee files on the only precedent case that could have stonewalled their plot and drafting a legal brief that, according to Mr. Ziefman, “was so fraudulent and ridiculous Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.”

Letting lowlifes skate causes problems down the road. If Teddy Kennedy had been called to account for Chappaquiddick or Barry Soetoro for his drug use, this would be a far better country today. Likewise with Hitlery and her lifelong pattern of pathological dishonesty.

On a tip from Conan.

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Shrillary telling lies.
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May 10 2013

Our Future Foretold in a Petri Dish

Obama’s reelection confirms that we have passed the tipping point; the takers and their ideologically depraved allies now outnumber the makers. Consequently, those who feed off coercive wealth redistribution dictate the policies of the government, which will naturally be run by the likes of Obama, who effectively enslave those who work for a living on behalf of those who vote for a living.

It is as disgusting that America has degenerated into a slave state dominated by tyrannical parasites as it is inevitable that our standard of living will continue to decline as a result. But maybe we can at least limp along indefinitely as a second-rate country. Or maybe, in our weakened state, we will be destroyed by the first unexpected shock we encounter, as scientific research suggests:

While a cooperative yeast colony that thrives by breaking down sucrose can survive with a high proportion of “cheaters” — or non-producers — such a mixed colony is less able to withstand sudden shock than a population made up purely of “cooperators,” — or producers — researchers at MIT have shown.

An experiment was conducted with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a.k.a. baker’s yeast, which is used to make bread, beer, and wine.

Each single-celled yeast organism consumes only about 1 percent of the glucose it produces and enriches its environment by releasing the other 99 percent. That creates an opportunity for cheater cells, which lack the invertase gene [which is needed to break down sucrose into glucose], to consume the glucose. Because they aren’t expending energy to break down sugar, cheater cells reproduce at a faster rate than cooperator cells, and soon outnumber them.

Similarly, those paid by the government to squirt out more babies for ever larger welfare checks tend to have more children than those who are compelled to support them.

[T]he mixed group could stabilize at a ratio of cheaters to cooperators of 9-to-1.

Stabilization occurs because beyond this ratio, glucose (i.e., food) gets scarce.

But when those stable populations were exposed by dilution to a suddenly harsh environment … all of the pure cooperator populations survived, while just one of six mixed populations adapted to fast deterioration, the report shows.

The pure cooperator populations are the yeast equivalents of Galt’s Gulch, where everyone produces. The mixed populations are socialist welfare states like the USSA.

Imagine the same catastrophe befalling 18th–19th century America, which was populated by tough, self-reliant countermoonbats, and the America dominated by squishy-soft, parasitical whiners that reelected Obama. Which would survive? Science has given us the answer.

On a tip from Lyle.

Saccharomyces-cerevisiae
The same rules apply for yeast and people.
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