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Mar 31 2014

Open Thread

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Via The People’s Cube.

Mar 31 2014

Busted for Dud Shell and Replica Bullets

Mark Witaschek has lost his two-year legal battle against the tyrants running our nation’s capital. He is now registered in the DC’s Gun Offenders Registry, and must pay a fine. His crime came to light when the police searched his home:

The search was in response to a complaint from his estranged ex-wife. The evidence presented against Witaschek included a 12-gauge shell that failed to fire while Witaschek was hunting years ago, a spent .270 Winchester shell casing, and a box of .45 caliber Knight muzzleloader bullets with plastic sabots. The muzzleloader bullets were for use in only antique or replica firearms.

Witaschek is an avid hunter, but says he never kept his guns in Washington D.C., because he knows of the city’s strict gun laws.

If only he was as careful about choosing wives — and cities to live in.

Ironically, this happened in a town named after someone said to have referred to the right to bear arms as “the people’s liberty’s teeth” and “second only to the Constitution in importance.”

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The Father of the Country would be appalled by the city named after him.

On tips from Wiggins and Bill T.

Mar 31 2014

Gunman Invades Alabama Store, Gets Shot by Armed Citizen

Criminals who want to terrorize and possibly kill store customers are advised to limit their activities to the blue states. Where the Constitution is still respected, the law-abiding can only be pushed so far before they push back:

We’ll never know how many Kevin Mclaughlin would have killed if liberal authoritarians had succeeded at disarming Marlo Ellis.

Via Hot Air, on a tip from Artfdlgr.

Mar 31 2014

Opening Day Hope

Regardless of how your team performed last year, Opening Day for Major League Baseball is always a day of hope. The sun is finally warming up, blossoms are blooming, and every team has a whole season full of chances to make its fans proud.

This is a day of promise for Mets fans in particular — not because the team’s prospects are especially encouraging, but because the fans themselves are lifting expectations by showing that they have already had enough of their new communist mayor:

Mets fans greeted Mayor de Blasio with hearty Bronx cheers on Monday, as he delivered the Amazins’ ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day.

Donning a pinstripe home white jersey and blue Mets cap over his dress pants, de Blasio was loudly booed twice by Flushing faithful — once as he was announced and then again as he left the Citi Field diamond.

At least he managed to get the ball to the plate, even through the hail of boos. President Mom Jeans wishes he could say the same.

The Mets lost 9-7. Maybe if they had someone less evil throw out the first pitch, they would have better luck.

De Blasio is no W, but at least he’s no Obama.

On tips from Sean C and CT.

Mar 31 2014

Medical History Made in Decaying Remnants of Britain

Those who got a passing grade in biology class may have trouble making sense of this grotesque, creepy, yet cheerfully reported story:

Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish will tie the knot this spring, Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal.

TVGuide.com reports that the couple have been together since 1993 and entered into a British civil partnership on the day it came into law in 2005. Their decision to take the next step comes just a few weeks after legislation passed in England to allow same-sex marriage. …

The couple have two children together: Zachary, 3, and Elijah, 16 months.

So which one of them is the first organism on earth to achieve rectal pregnancy?

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What parents look like in a world gone insane.

On a tip from Gary C.

Mar 31 2014

National Science Foundation Wastes $700,000 on Play Promoting Global Warming Hoax

Like all government agencies, the National Science Foundation is primarily tasked with wasting our money in a way that advances the left-wing ideology that has been destroying the country.

This includes $700,000 in funding for a climate change musical.

You thought the NSF was about advancing science? Wrong. Being part of Obama’s federal government, it is about retarding science in the name of ecofascism, which demands we return to the ways of living that characterized the Middle Ages so as to supposedly improve the weather and more importantly so as to further empower our rulers.

Likewise, NASA has pretty much given up on the Final Frontier, devoting itself instead to churning out neo-Marxist propaganda and pandering to Muslims.

Another characteristic example of NSF waste:

• $340,000 to examine the “ecological consequences” of early human fires in New Zealand.

Apparently bureaucrats are collecting evidence that we need to retroactively repress the taming of fire.

“The Administration’s willful disregard for public accountability distracts from the important issues of how America can stay ahead of China, Russia, and other countries in the highly-competitive race for technological leadership,” said [House Science Committee Chairman Lamar] Smith, a Texas Republican.

But at least it does not distract from the still more important issue of the $17.5 trillion federal debt, which seems ever more likely to economically obliterate the United States.

As for “The Great Immensity,” the extravagantly expensive play you were forced to help pay for:

The play’s plot is summarized as follows: “Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Auckland. As the days count down to the Auckland Summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. With arresting projected film and video and a wide-ranging score of songs, The Great Immensity is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?”

That is, how can we convince people to give up their freedom and standard of living in the name of the long-since debunked global warming hoax?

Not an easy task. The moonbats staging the play will probably need more when they burn through the $700,000.

“Unfortunately, this Administration’s science budget focuses, in my view, far too much money, time, and effort on alarmist predictions of climate change,” Smith said in the hearing. “For example, the Administration tried to link hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts to climate change. Yet even the Administration’s own scientists contradicted the president.”

That’s a kink that will be worked out in time, as scientists are gradually replaced by apparatchiks who know how to advance their careers.

Anything the federal government controls will be politicized in the interests of pernicious statist ideology. “Government science” is a contradiction in terms. What the phrase actually means is “Lysenkoism.”

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Funded by you on a coercive basis.

On a tip from Bill T.

Mar 31 2014

ObamaCare Voter Registration Cards Come Premarked Democrat

Prominent congresscritter Jim Clyburn (D-SC) has been bellowing that Obama needs to do more to help his fellow Democrats in the midterms. He needn’t worry. Obama is on top of it:

LA MESA, Calif. – A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state’s Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an “x” in the box next to Democratic Party.

The couple wisely asked the press to keep their identity secret. They have enough problems dealing with ObamaCare without an IRS audit on top of it.

They have lived in La Mesa for years and they have always been registered to vote Republican. Now, they are perplexed as to how the voter registration card pre-marked Democrat ended up in their mailbox.

This should clear up the perplexity: The POTUS is a hard left community organizer who cut his teeth working with ACORN. Clear now?

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How convenient: Big Government picks your party for you.

On tips from Muddypaw and Henry. Hat tips: Weasel Zippers, Patriot Update.

Mar 31 2014

Reign of Error: Caesar at Home and Chamberlain Abroad

Michael Goodwin takes a swing at the piñata that is the Obama presidency and connects solidly. But instead of candy, nothing spills out except tragedy and embarrassment.

It is impossible to dismiss as mere coincidence the Russian Bear’s invasion of Ukraine and the continuing mayhem of the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, each reflects the full flowering of the policies of Barack Obama. …

We are racing downhill and he is stepping on the gas. Will he stop before the nation crashes?

Charitably, Goodwin chalks up the disastrous effects of Obama’s policies to cluelessness rather than deliberate malice inspired by ultra-left ideology:

In the ways of the world, he remains a know-it-all rookie. The view from his faculty lounge has no space for reality. Anything that doesn’t fit the grand plan is dismissed as illegitimate. So while global hot spots multiply and the world grows dangerously unstable, the president still plans to slash the military.

Whatever the cause of Obama’s “historic ineptitude,” the Russians are making hay while the sun shines on their side of the world rather than ours.

The frequent reports that Putin laughs when Obama warns of consequences can’t be far from the truth. Otherwise, Putin would be cautious instead of carving up neighbors and massing his military.

Meanwhile, at home…

ObamaCare is the domestic expression of the president’s ineptitude. The law that was supposed to fix health care has become a problem for millions, and now enjoys mere 26 percent approval, a poll finds. It is proving so unworkable that the White House has given up defending it as written and instead simply changes key provisions when they prove impossible to implement or politically inconvenient.

To sum up POTUS #44:

A Caesar at home and a Chamberlain abroad, Obama manages to simultaneously provoke fury and ridicule. He bullies critics here while shrinking from adversaries there.

He divides the country and unites the world against us, diminishing the nation in both ways. His reign of error can’t end soon enough, nor can it end well.

FDR’s disastrous reign resulted the 22nd Amendment, which was an attempt to prevent the mistake from being repeated. Maybe Obama will inspire the 28th Amendment, requiring voters to pass an IQ test.

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Graphic and tip compliments of Zappatrust.

Mar 31 2014

Bob Kerrey Calls Obama a Liar

This would be a bombshell if the media were not in the tank for Obama. As it is, we have to read about it in the foreign press. Former Nebraska Governor, Senator, and Democrat presidential candidate Bob Kerrey has openly called out Obama for what he is — a liar and a failure:

The Nebraskan straight-talker told MailOnline in an exclusive interview that Obama isn’t up to the job of bringing liberals and conservatives to the table to rescue America’s slowly choking entitlement programs.

And Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked.

Regarding the entitlement state that Obama has expanded, Kerrey observed that “We’re robbing from the future to pay for the past.”

Entitlements are headed straight for Niagara Falls, and will take the entire economy with them. But Kerrey confirmed that Obama doesn’t have what it takes to forestall this onrushing catastrophe.

“If he was up to it, he would have done it. He can’t run for re-election.”

Another of Obama’s failings, according to Kerrey, is an inflated sense of Americans’ appetite for programs to correct what the White House calls “income inequality,” through new taxes and other income-shifting initiatives that transfer wealth from the rich to the poor.

The Marxist class warfare crapola will make financial Armageddon all the worse when it hits by sinking the country ever further in debt, making ever more dependent on handouts, and of course crippling the private sector that generates all wealth.

Elections have consequences. Even Democrats are beginning to admit to the consequences of giving an obviously unqualified Marxist liar 8 years to ruin the country.

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Doesn’t like the smell emitted by the White House.

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: Doug Ross.

Mar 31 2014

Maryland Pulls an Underwood on House of Cards

Life imitates art when it comes to unprincipled thugs:

Maryland lawmakers made a cutthroat move against the “House of Cards” production team — threatening to seize their property through eminent domain if they stop filming in the state.

The retaliatory step came after the Netflix original series said it might move to another state if Maryland didn’t provide enough tax credits.

It isn’t just that the real-life thugs comprising the government think along the same lines as fictional villains in the entertainment world. At least one legislator was consciously inspired by the very show he is conspiring to loot.

Lawmakers, in threatening to seize their property, held no illusions about how the move could have come straight out of the playbook of Frank Underwood — the lead character and merciless tactician who claws his way up the political ladder through whatever means necessary.

“I literally thought: What is an appropriate Frank Underwood response to a threat like this?” Delegate William Frick said, according to The Washington Post. “Eminent domain really struck me as the most dramatic response.”

The provision, proposed by Frick, was attached to a budget bill and approved by the House of Delegates on Thursday. It would require the state to use eminent domain powers to buy or condemn property owned by a film company that has claimed more than $10 million in state tax credits, if they stop filming. (Translation: “House of Cards,” and its California production team Media Rights Capital)

Frick is of course a Democrat.

Ironically, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey has been a groupie to Democrat Party icon and moral paragon Bill Clinton.

Imagine if we lived in a free country. You wouldn’t need tax credits to make a movie, because taxes would not be crippling, as they are in an authoritarian welfare state, where the emphasis is on redistributing wealth rather than creating it. You also wouldn’t need to worry about bureaucrats seizing your property. You could just go about your business, and let other people go about theirs. Maybe this wouldn’t appeal to Frank Underwood, but it ought to sound good to everyone else.

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Helping to inspire real life politicians.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Mar 30 2014

Open Thread

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Compliments of Red State.

Mar 30 2014

Liberal Egalitarianism Applied to Baseball Seating

Liberal ideology works well when applied to lawn care. So that each blade of grass is equal, those that would grow taller are cut down until they stand no higher than the shortest blade. This makes for a smooth and uniform lawn. But liberalism doesn’t work as well when applied to seating at high school sports events:

A new set of seating is being torn down outside the Plymouth [Michigan] Wildcats varsity boys’ baseball field, not long before the season begins, because the fields for boys’ and girls’ athletics must be equal.

A group of parents raised money for a raised seating deck by the field, as it was hard to see the games through a chain-link fence. The parents even did the installation themselves, and also paid for a new scoreboard.

But, after a complaint, the U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights investigated the new addition and says it must be torn down. It says the facility was no longer equal to the girls’ softball field next door, which has old bleachers and an old scoreboard.

There you have it: federally inflicted equality in a nutshell. Applied to wealth creation, this summarizes Obama’s economic policy.

On tips from R F and Shawn R.

Mar 30 2014

Common Core Bullying and Intimidation

Leftist educrats have used the concept of “anti-bullying” to advance the homosexual agenda in public schools. If they really were opposed to bullying, they would stop threatening teachers who put up resistance to Common Core lunacy. Elementary school teacher Susan Kimball testifies before the Missouri Senate Education Committee:

One-size-fits-all top-down centralized authoritarianism laced with leftist politics and moral degeneracy doesn’t seem to be doing much to improve education. That’s why teachers have to be scared into shutting up about Common Core.

On a tip from Bill T.

Mar 30 2014

Surrendering America

Obama was elected as an antidote to all the flags liberals were forced to look at following 9/11. He was the anti-American candidate, elected to take the Last Best Hope down a few pegs. Credit where it’s due — Obama has come through. Four appalling examples of his deliberate weakening of America are the Internet, the military, energy policy, and NASA.

Fox News provided an overview in the special Surrendering America. In case you missed it:

Damned straight Obama is a “Third-Worldist,” who views America as a force for evil that must be weakened and restrained if not destroyed. Dinesh D’Souza has done an excellent job of documenting this, which is why he faces a 7-year prison term.

To continue:

Last but not least, here’s what it means that Obama has reduced formerly proud NASA to a sick joke:

Anyone who is surprised that Obama is weakening America vis-à-vis the rest of the world is too clueless to have any business voting. Anyone who is not surprised but who voted for him anyway is as much a traitor as Benedict Arnold or the Rosenbergs.

Hat tip: Common Cents.

Mar 30 2014

Ted Cruz: Stand for Principle

Inspirational countermoonbattery from liberals’ least favorite Senator:

Ted Cruz must have led a perfect life. If not, the media would have found something to destroy him with by now.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Mar 30 2014

Michael Dukakis’s Revenge

Not that long ago, Americans knew better than to elect a guy like this:

Now the country has degenerated to the point that it doesn’t know better than to elect and even reelect a guy like this:

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The consequences are changing the map of Europe.

On a tip from Dan.

Mar 30 2014

Chris Matthews Doesn’t Like the Smile on Donald Rumsfeld’s Face

One of Donald Rumsfeld’s endearing qualities is the good-natured sense of humor that allows him to keep things in perspective. But this does not endear him to moonbats, in whose withered hearts humor has been replaced by pure venom. Here Democrat Party mouthpiece Chris Matthews denounces Rumsfeld for smiling, bizarrely comparing him to a car-bomber:

Matthews was of course interviewing a fellow moonbat. Errol Morris just completed a documentary devoted to bashing Rummy. No doubt it will come up for glorious awards from Hollyweird.

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Mar 29 2014

Open Thread

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Via Earl of Taint, on a tip from TED.

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