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Jul 29 2014

Big Government Targets Preppers, Enlists Snitches

Could you use $500, compliments of the taxpayer? All you have to do is find a prepper buying the sort of legal items that preppers normally buy and pick up the phone. The authorities will gladly transfer the money from the taxpayer to you:

Via Mad World:

The video above is of an interview with a woman who works at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY where the New York State Police placed a sign encouraging customers to call the terrorism tips hotline to report “suspicious activity” like purchasing MREs, flashlights, ammunition, match containers, gas masks and anything else the common “prepper” would buy. The sign was accompanied by a letter and is a part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign that the federal Department of Homeland Security has implemented across the nation.

If you are a prepper and would like to go shopping without intrusive attention from the state police or DHS, just grow a long beard and wear a kaffiyeh on your head; the authorities will never take an interest in you.

On a tip from Wilberforce.

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Jul 29 2014

BadBlue News

Drudge is great, but you never want to let one guy become your sole gateway to information. There is a countermoonbat alternative that has some major advantages. Proprietor Doug Ross explains why you should be reading BadBlue News:

Like you, I spent a lot of time trying to keep up-to-date on the hottest significant news stories. Since we free-thinking folks have to largely bypass vintage media, which have largely become a public relations arm of the Obama administration, it isn’t easy to do. There are thousands of great sites out there, any of which can have a noteworthy news story.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the time to check thousands of websites for breaking news.

Yes, there are some great aggregators out there: Drudge, Twitchy, etc. But all of them rely upon human editors and, most importantly, don’t give smaller blogs and websites much of their attention.

That’s why we created BadBlue News. It’s a very different type of news aggregator because it uses machine learning and automation to achieve massive scalability in assessing news sources and breaking stories. Here’s how it’s different:

1. It uses social network buzz, not a set of human editors, to determine how important a story is.

2. It levels the playing field for smaller websites and blogs by taking into account traffic patterns; that is, a story on a small blog with 15 retweets might be equivalent to a story on Fox News with 1,000 retweets. The traffic patterns and social buzz are both factored in by BadBlue to offer a much wider range of news coverage than any other aggregator.

3. It never sleeps: BadBlue runs 24×7 and never relies upon human editors making decisions.

BadBlue is growing quickly. From September 2013 to January 2014, page views grew by 20 percent with Google Analytics reporting the average time onsite is a startling 31 minutes!

In this election year, BadBlue can play an important role for advancing the conservative agenda by cutting through the media censors and offering a level playing field for websites and blogs of all sizes.

I’d love for you to come visit and, if you like it, to tell your friends, tweet about it, or like it on Facebook.

2014 will be a big year for liberty and I believe getting the word out on uncensored news stories — bypassing the state-run media — will be critical.

Staying informed is always critical. Information is ammunition.

Recommended reading.
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Jul 29 2014

Obama’s Taste for Dog Meat May Be Catching On

One advantage to no longer defending our borders like every other country does is that the people lured in by extravagantly generous welfare benefits enrich our multicultural tapestry. The Dog-Eater in Chief should be especially pleased with the cultural contributions of a fellow who came to public attention in Edgewood, New Mexico:

A woman there told deputies her boyfriend, Salvador Martinez, 46, had killed the family dog, a 9-month-old black and white chiweenie named Onyx.

Deputies found the dog’s carcass in the freezer.

According to a criminal complaint, Martinez freely admitted to deputies he had killed Onyx, explaining that the couple didn’t have enough food for themselves and the grandkids. His girlfriend later told investigators there was plenty of food in the house.

Martinez explained that he had taken Onyx into the backyard, stabbed him in the heart with a screwdriver, skinned him and then placed the body in the freezer.

Deputies say Martinez told them he then went online to look up dog meat recipes and whether it was legal to eat dogs in New Mexico.

According to a criminal complaint, when the girlfriend discovered the slaughtered dog the next day and confronted Martinez she says Martinez told her that if she didn’t like it he would take it over to his mother’s house for a barbecue.

Dog-eating isn’t the only thing Martinez has in common with Obama. There is also a predilection for nose candy:

Martinez was arrested in late 2003 after he was caught driving across the border with nearly 13 kilos of cocaine.

It would have saved him some jail time if he had waited until 2014. If he drove the cocaine across now, the Border Patrol would be too busy helping DHS distribute welfare colonists to search his vehicle, and the liberal establishment would have welcomed him as an 8-year-old with a teddy bear.

Multicultural enrichment.

On a tip from Chris W.

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Jul 29 2014

The Hague Hosts Islamic State Supporters Screaming for the Death of Jews

This is what the politically correct progressives running Europe have been importing at the expense of the native population:

The symbol of the murderous Islamic State is waving in The Hague. ‘Death to the Jews,’ shout the demonstrators. Yet the Dutch government authorized the protests.

“Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known. They were looking for new supporters for their cause, the creation of a worldwide caliphate answering to the man who now calls himself Ibrahim: a zealot too radical even for Al Qaeda who has stormed through Syria and Iraq carrying out mass executions, crucifying rivals, beheading enemies. But these marchers were not in Syria or Iraq; they were in The Hague in The Netherlands. And their message was one tailored to the disaffected young descendants of Muslim immigrants in Europe.

Tolerance has come full circle in Holland, around to its diametric opposite.

Many of the demonstrators covered their faces with Palestinian scarves or balaclavas. “Anyone who doesn’t jump is a Jew,” someone shouted as the whole group started jumping in a scene that might have been ludicrous if it weren’t for the hateful message. “Death to the Jews!” the crowd shouted in Arabic.

Anti-Semitic demonstrations by Muslim welfare rats are a daily occurrence in Europe lately. If Muslims are able to eradicate Israel, these same hooligans will still be in the streets, in ever larger numbers due to massive immigration and sky-high birth rates. Except then they will be screaming “Death to Christians!”

Don’t get too excited, moonbats. Your turn will come too.

Where you end up when you take tolerance too far.

On a tip from Jester.

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Jul 29 2014

Unions Push Equating MLK With Mumia Abu-Jamal in Oakland Public Schools

Now that everyone agrees that Martin Luther King Jr is a demigod to be worshiped, the next step is to extend his holy aura to other figures who can be exploited by liberals to advance their agenda. Progressives have always been incremental in their approach, but these days they aren’t satisfied with baby steps. They want to make the leap straight from MLK to sociopathic cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal:

A collection of labor unions is demanding that leaders of California’s Oakland Unified School District allow a lesson plan that compares convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to appear on the district’s website.

In a resolution passed on July 14, the Alameda Labor Council condemned Oakland Unified school leaders for censoring the pro-cop killer lesson plan, entitled “Urban Dreams,” and accused them of buckling to the intimidation tactics of the Fraternal Order of Police and Fox News.

The Alameda Labor Council – which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO – is an umbrella organization that coordinates the political activities of more than 100 unions, including the Berkley Federation of Teachers and the California School Employees Association.

No serious person has ever denied that Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook) murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood in 1981. But liberals seem to dispute that there is anything wrong with black communists shooting white cops in the back. In their sickness, they have even called upon Abu-Jamal to deliver college commencement addresses from his prison cell. The odious taxpayer-funded NPR — by whom he was once employed — actually wanted him to record commentary from death row.

Abu-Jamal isn’t on death row anymore. His support from liberals has been so frenzied and relentless over the decades that officials finally gave up trying to execute him.

That teachers unions want this evil creep to join the Liberal Establishment Pantheon tells you all you need to know about the necessity of home schooling.

Although comparing this cop-killing cockroach to MLK is obscene, moonbats do manage to find common ground between them:

The left-wing activists compare Abu-Jamal’s views to King’s “radical politics (that) were evident in his last years of his growing collaboration with Black Power leaders, his leading of study sessions … on socialism, his support of the movement against the Vietnam War and his challenge to U.S. militarism, declaring at Riverside Church that the U.S., ‘my own country,’ was ‘the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.’”

Maybe we had better stop letting lefties pick our deities for us.

mumia abu-jamal
Reserved a spot on Mount Olympus.

On a tip from Stormfax.

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Jul 29 2014

Obama Regime Trying to Get Authorization for Iraq War Repealed

At first retiring Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon thought the letter sent by Obama’s “National Security Adviser” to John Boehner was a joke [PDF]. In the letter, Susan Rice requests that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of force in Iraq.

In a sense McKeon was right. Everything having to do with the Obama Administration is a joke — the sickest joke imaginable. But Rice was serious. McKeon responds:

Obama Administration officials are warning us daily that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “worse than al-Qaeda” and an extreme threat to the American people. The American people aren’t worried that the President will send the military back to Iraq. They’re worried about a deadly terrorist state that can hit us from Wall Street to Main Street. They’re worried that this President refuses to do anything, at any time, in anyway, to stop the flood of national security crises that are popping up around the globe.

Why on earth is the President’s National Security Advisor pleading with Congress to help build Americans’ confidence that the President will not confront a clear and present danger to the United States? He needs no help there. Where is her plan to stop this looming threat? Where is her request for additional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets to monitor the situation? Why isn’t she over here, building support to stop a common enemy? Why is she fighting Congress instead of ISIS? Why on earth is she refighting the 2003 Iraq War in 2014?

This isn’t just absurd. We’re past absurd. This is dangerous. This Administration is fiddling while the world burns, and now they’re demanding Congress play with them.

If the Administration fought terrorists with half the tenacity they fight straw men, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

Did anyone really expect anything different from a character like Obama?

Still fighting the war against Bush.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tips: Powerline, Washington Examiner.

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Jul 29 2014

Moonbats Lament We Are Unworthy of Our Government

Both moonbats and patriots can be fond of America. Fred Schwarz sums up the difference between them:

[L]iberals wish America had a people worthy of their government, while conservatives wish America had a government worthy of its people. That’s true of Americophiles on both sides of the Atlantic.

He’s onto something. Representing the left-most wing of the RINO establishment, the odious David Brooks had this to say on a Meet the Press panel:

“I used to think the problem was Washington,” added New York Times columnist David Brooks. “Now I think the problem is the country.”

On the contrary, the problem isn’t the country. It is Washington — and the liberal media establishment that keeps the country from rising up against it.

If only we had a media worthy of the people.

On tips from Jester.

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Jul 29 2014

University in Colorado Teaches How to Grow and Sell Marijuana

It is often said that the hippies who turned college campuses upside down in the 1960s are now running the campuses. This proves it:

Touting marijuana as “one of the fastest growing industries in America today,” a university has launched in Colorado that bills itself as the nation’s only college accredited by state officials to teach students how to grow and sell cannabis.

Clover Leaf University debuted earlier this year with the blessing of the Colorado Department of Education’s Private Occupational School Board. It offers stand-alone classes and certification courses. …

The university’s curriculum tackles a variety of aspects within the legal weed industry, including management, laws, finance, marketing, cultivation, and industry analysis, according to its Spring 2014 catalog.

Classes are held at the Denver-based Auraria Higher Education Center, which also houses the University of Colorado – Denver, Metro State University, and Community College of Denver.

At least some students are acquiring job skills that will be of value in fundamentally transformed America.

President Choom ought to get an honorary degree.

On a tip from Henry.

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Jul 28 2014

Open Thread


Via The People’s Cube, on a tip from TED.

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Jul 28 2014

The War on Work

On behalf of Prager University, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute explains the obvious — that paying people not to work does not reduce poverty, no matter how excessive the amount of money spent:

The only reason most people still work is that our society is coasting on momentum from a time when it was considered shameful to be a parasite. Establishmentarians in the government and media have been deliberately endeavoring to remove this “stigma.” Illegal aliens, many of whom sneak into the country specifically to climb aboard the welfare gravy train, are unlikely to feel restrained in this regard.

The last thing you would do to reduce the poverty rate is double down on welfare. Yet that is exactly what the Obama Regime has done, even illegally removing the work requirement that made Newt Gingrich’s welfare reform of 1996 such a success.

Obviously the government and the liberal media establishment that empowers it have objectives other than reducing poverty.

On a tip from B W.

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Jul 28 2014

Living Near Palestinians

Since we won’t get anything but malevolent lies from the liberal-run media, let’s ask someone who actually knows what it is like living next door to the oppressed brown-skinned urchins we support with our tax dollars in Gaza:

Hat tip: American Power.

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Jul 28 2014

DC Delegate: No Right to Know What Goes on in White House

Residents of the District of Columbia sometimes complain about taxation without representation. But it would be highly injudicious to allow the residents of this benighted sinkhole of liberalism and decay to weigh in on legislation that affects the rest of the country. To counter those who doubt it, I present Eleanor Holmes Norton:

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

It was, to put [it] mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency are [necessary] to prevent abuses of power by government officials. Instead the leading advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia literally argued that even the congressional committee charged with oversight shouldn’t be asking questions in the first place.

“Liberal” doesn’t mean what it used to mean — to put it mildly.

Statehood, she wants. Imagine a voting Eleanor Holmes Norton in the House, plus two more in the Senate.

Ms. Holmes Norton made her announcement while trying to prevent Republicans from getting to the bottom of one of the innumerable scandals that characterize the Obama Regime, this one involving the use of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach as a political campaign operation in violation of federal election law.

Unfortunately others of her ilk do cast votes.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., top ranking Democrat on the Oversight Committee, thanked Holmes for her comments.

“I associate myself with your comments,” Cummings added, thus making it clear that he doesn’t believe the public has right to know what is going on inside the White House either.

The separation of powers that Ms. Holmes Norton blathers about without understanding requires that Congress put the brakes on tyranny by the executive branch. But Democrats lack the integrity to perform this vital function when the tyrant is from their own party.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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Jul 28 2014

Ted Cruz, Moonbat Slayer

From Sabo, the guy who created the tattooed Ted Cruz posters seen in Los Angeles, comes a response to HBO’s bashing of Ted Cruz and conservatives:


Sabo writes,

In response to the True Blood episode that decided to call Republican women, “Republic*nts” during what they portrayed to be a Ted Cruz rally, I decided to create this STREET poster made up of a 12 count of 11×17 color prints taped together. So they are very rough intended specifically for the streets and to be torn down quickly. These are what I go out in the streets with. ENJOY!

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: Tea Party News Network.

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Jul 28 2014

Homeless to Join Those Established as More Equal Than Others by “Hate Crime” Legislation

Move over, blacks, Muslims, homosexuals, et al. Time to make room for a new special group at the top tier of our identity-based judicial system. Everyone is equal under liberalism. But the people previously known as bums may soon be more equal than others:

Were the deadly beatings of two homeless men in Albuquerque a hate crime?

Under federal law, the answer is no. That’s true for most states, too.

But one state senator thinks New Mexico should step up and be a leader.

State Senator Bill O’Neill wants to extend special legal protections to derelicts, so that they are effectively regarded as more valuable than normal citizens in the eyes of the law.

Last year, O’Neill’s homeless hate crime legislation passed two bipartisan committees unanimously, but it never made the floor for a vote.

This year, with Frank and the murders of Thompson and Gorman in mind, he plans to introduce it again. …

If O’Neill’s legislation is passed next session it would mean mandatory, stricter punishments for people who commit crimes against homeless people because they are homeless.

Why do this piecemeal? It would make more sense to cut to the chase by imposing mandatory harsher penalties for any crime committed against someone who is not an employed white male heterosexual Christian.

More equal than you.

On a tip from Chris W.

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Jul 28 2014

Typical US Household Worth One-Third Less Than Under Bush

We were promised fundamental transformation. Where our standard of living is concerned, we certainly got it:

The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36 percent decline, according to a study financed by the Russell Sage Foundation.

At least the rich are getting richer, contrary to Obama’s Marxist rhetoric about income inequality.

The Russell Sage study also examined net worth at the 95th percentile. (For households at that level, 95 percent of the population had less wealth.) It found that for this well-do-do slice of the population, household net worth increased 14 percent over the same 10 years. Other research, by economists like Edward Wolff at New York University, has shown even greater gains in wealth for the richest 1 percent of households.

Liberal politics is an alliance of the rich and the poor against the middle class. It is a war of eradication.

Not to worry. I’m sure crippling the power industry with insane regulations based on science fiction fantasies and ushering in a nearly infinite number of unskilled welfare colonists from the Third World will turn economic prospects right around for normal working Americans.

Not a friend of the middle class.

On a tip from .. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

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Jul 28 2014

Lunatic Duckspeak From EPA Administrator

Ever since the Supreme Court reached the insane 5-4 decision that the EPA could regulate carbon dioxide, a harmless product of literally all human activity, we have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Down the shoe comes, under cover of the most absurd and mendacious duckspeak to come out of the Obama Regime yet. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy plunged so far into self-parody as to characterize a potentially devastating attack on electricity producers as “an investment opportunity”:

Spouting warnings about “climate change” (“The science is clear. The risks are clear…We must act.”), McCarthy described and defended the EPA’s plan to reduce pollution from existing power plants by setting various carbon-reduction goals for each state to meet by the year 2030.

“And the great thing about this proposal is it really is an investment opportunity. This is not about pollution control. It’s about increased efficiency at our plants…It’s about investments in renewables and clean energy. It’s about investments in people’s ability to lower their electricity bills by getting good, clean, efficient appliances, homes, rental units,” McCarthy told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

True enough, it is not about pollution.

Sen. John Barroso (R-Wyo.) said the proposed regulation may cause Americans pain by raising electricity prices, but it “can’t make a dent” in terms of global pollution.

Only a gibbering lunatic could believe the malevolent legislation coming out of the unelected EPA bureaucracy is going to improve the climate, not that the climate needs improving. The point is to destroy the coal industry as Obama promised, for ideological reasons that only left-wing fanatics can fully grasp.

I just checked my Newspeak-to-English dictionary. Come to think of it, the EPA’s malicious scheme may be an investment plan after all. The word “invest” when spoken by an Obamunist translates to the English word “waste.” It will certainly be a waste if we allow these moonbats to destroy the coal industry, which provides many thousands of jobs and about half of our electricity.


Tip and graphic compliments of Stormfax.

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