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Apr 21 2014

Harry Reid Once Called ChiCom Colleague Hu Jintao a “Dictator”

Talk about the crackpot calling the kettle cracked. Authoritarian corruptocrat Harry Reid (a.k.a. Hairy Greed), who recently characterized Americans peaceably resisting tyranny as “domestic terrorists,” once denounced his fellow oligarchical collectivist Hu Jintao of communist China as a “dictator.” From 2011:

“I am going to go back to Washington tomorrow and meet with the president of China. He is a dictator,” Reid told local TV talk show “Face to Face with Jon Ralston.” “He can do a lot of things through the form of government they have.”

Envy can be a very ugly emotion.

Not to worry. Reid’s undiplomatic outburst didn’t cause the ChiComs to stop lending money to prop up our wildly excessive government spending. Reid quickly realized he had overstepped and humbly backed away from his statement.

“Maybe I shouldn’t have said dictator, but they have a different type of government than we have and that’s an understatement,” Reid said.

However, it has been getting less different every year — with help from Reid.

If the communist regime took offense, things are long since patched up. It was with the ChiComs that Reid and his son Rory conspired to enrich themselves with yet another “green energy” boondoggle, once the last rancher in Cliven Bundy’s neck of the woods had been driven off the land.

Whether he will attempt to patch things up with the Nevadans he supposedly represents is doubtful.

Hu & Reid
Still BFFs.

Graphic and tip compliments of Stormfax.

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Apr 21 2014

How the Dildo Went Extinct

If you didn’t know the dildo is extinct, you need to keep up on current events by watching the global warming coverage on the Communist News Network (CNN):

On a tip from B1bbet.

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Apr 21 2014

Why the IRS Insists You Pay Taxes on Time

Hopefully you made the deadline to turn over a large percentage of the wealth you created over the past year to our federal overlords to be squandered. The IRS has a list of good reasons to punish those who are late coughing up their exaction:

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Via Ted Cruz, on a tip from TED.

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Apr 21 2014

On the Way to Obama’s Domestic Army Objective

Remember when Obama declared back in 2008 that we need a “civilian national security force” (i.e., domestic army) “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the entire US Armed Forces, the most powerful, most strong, and most well-funded military in the history of the human race?

Appallingly, people voted for him anyway. Maybe they thought he didn’t mean it. But he did — and he may reach his goal:

[U]proar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement — have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.

Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.

As a rule of thumb, if it is federal and not part of the military, it can hurt you and probably wants to.

The Alaska reference is to the town of Chicken (pop. 17), which was overwhelmed by an army of paramilitary federal agents equipped for war because bureaucrats wanted to be sure miners weren’t violating their senseless and malicious environmental regulations. The Showdown at Bundy Ranch was unique only in that the hypermilitarized federal thugs met with armed resistance for a change.

The 120,000 figure is based on dated data. No doubt the actual number is rising almost as fast as the federal debt.

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Big Government personified.

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

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Apr 21 2014

Leftist Media Matters for America Resists Unionization

The tax-exempt (because the IRS approves of its raison d’être) hard left outfit Media Matters is devoted to attacking media outlets that do not share its opposition to capitalism. Yet when it has labor problems of its own to deal with, Marxist principles go straight out the window:

Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.

[Earlier this month] the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election. …

The nonprofit media watchdog group has hired the law firm Perkins Coie, which specializes in representing management in labor disputes, to represent it before the board.

Good luck, MMFA. You’ll need it when coming before Obama’s radicalized NLRB. Just ask anyone at Boeing.

Maybe the Board will take into account the leftist rhetoric MMFA has spewed in the past…

MMFA has regularly presented itself as a supporter of organized labor. It has argued that “economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America” and claimed it was a fact that “unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness.”

…even if the hypocritical organization didn’t mean a word of it.

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On tips from Kevin S and Jester.

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Apr 21 2014

States Begin Process of Reclaiming Land From Federal Government

Liberal policies are famous for producing “unintended consequences.” For example, raising the minimum wage creates higher unemployment, and paying women to have children out of wedlock is destroying the family. Considering that poverty is a major source of power for the Democrat Party, it is highly disputable whether these consequences are truly unintended. But there is no doubt that Obama et al. did not intend the consequences of its grotesquely exaggerated police state response to Cliven Bundy’s intransigence. Not only did the Showdown at Bundy Ranch leave egg on the Regime’s face and rally people across the country against it, it may have helped inspire the correction of a very serious problem — i.e., ownership by the federal government of far too much land in the West.

It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

The Bundy showdown may not have inspired the meeting…

The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, [Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo] said.

…but it certainly underscored the importance of the issue, no doubt providing state lawmakers with fresh impetus.

“What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem,” Lockhart said.

Even if bureaucrats in faraway Washington could be trusted to mean well, they would be far less suited to manage the West’s resources than people who live in the region — and as its behavior at Cliven Bundy’s ranch makes obvious, the federal government cannot be trusted to mean well. A combination of incompetence, corruption, hostility to “flyover country,” ham-fisted authoritarianism, and above all radical environmentalist ideology makes ownership of the land by Beltway bureaucrats completely unacceptable.

This graphic gives an idea of the scale of the problem:

Federal Government-Owned Land by State

One reason the Feds don’t own near as much of the land in the East is that when that land was settled, land sales constituted a major source of income for the government. Given that the federal leviathan is $17.5 trillion in debt, now would be an ideal time to resume these sales. State ownership would be a massive improvement over federal ownership; private ownership would be better still.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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Apr 21 2014

Next on the Horizon: Sex With Robots

From the point of view of moonbats, sex isn’t about producing children, much less consummating holy matrimony. It is about wallowing in whatever feels good, while hollowing out all meaning. Inevitably this has led to sex with machines:

Tauriq Moosa penned an article for United Kingdom paper The Guardian that takes all human limits off sexual identity—and even suggests sexual intercourse with nonhumans. No, I’m not talking about bestiality, another extremely disturbing trend in the immorality scene. I’m talking about sex with robots. …

Apparently, he’s not the only one prophesying this immoral future. According to Victoria University research, the future of sex tourism is with robot prostitutes. …

Moosa’s article is especially graphic, so I won’t go into details about the benefits he sees to sex with robots. What I can confirm is that sex robots already exist. In fact, these immoral androids been on the scene since January 2010. Apparently, thousands of men placed a preorder for Roxxxy, “the world’s first sex robot,” at the Las Vegas Adult Entertainment Expo more than four years ago.

“The robot boasts artificial intelligence, speech recognition technology and a bevy of recorded phrases, making it able to, on some levels, converse with her mate,” an article by Dr. Robi Ludwig on Discovery.com reveals.

At least you could have a more meaningful conversation with a glorified sex doll than you could with the winners of some college debates.

From the point of view of progressives, there is nothing wrong with sex with machines because we ourselves are machines. We have no souls, and merely react to stimuli as we have been programmed to do, the way automatic doors open as someone approaches. To place people above machines would threaten the abortion industry, and even imply a higher moral authority than the New York Times editorial board.

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A pinup from the soulless progressive future.

On a tip from Steve A.

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Apr 21 2014

Political Correctness Is Applied to College Debate Clubs

As leftists like Obama and Al Gore are fond of proclaiming when it comes to issues such as ObamaCare and the Global Warming Hoax, the debate is over. So let’s just stop discussing and get down to obeying. After all, conventional debate is racist:

Several college debate clubs that feature members preoccupied with minority issues have decided the traditional tournament format promotes white privilege. They have responded by refusing to play by the official rules, ignoring time limits and rebutting their opponents with rap and spoken-word poetry.

Fawning, sympathetic, liberal judges have of course rewarded such antics.

The most recent example came from the March 24th Cross Examination Debate Association, where two Towson University students — identified as black females by The Atlantic – won the championship. The students were challenged to debate presidential war powers. Instead, they insisted on discussing the supposed war on black communities being waged by the U.S. government.

In the final round, the Towson students faced another black team, from the University of Oklahoma. The teams used rap, hip-hop and spoken-word poetry to argue about such scholarly concepts as “nigga authenticity” for four hours. Not to be deterred by the clock, which keeps strict time for debate participants, one of the Oklahoma students yelled, “F*** the time!” when his time ran out, and continued talking.

According to The Atlantic, a similar thing happened last year, in 2013. The winning team — two black men from Emporia State University — quickly went off topic and instead chose to discuss how college debate tournaments promote the interest of straight, white, rich people.

One guy tried to stand up for civilization…

Northwestern University debate coach Aaron Hardy was perturbed by the erosion of structure in the debates, and tried to organize an informal tournament where all participants would agree to follow the posted rules and debate the actual topic.

Efforts to organize this tournament were derided as racist, and Hardy was forced to abandon his plan.

The more P.C. professors are happy to egg on hebephrenic moonbats at the expense of anything resembling rational argumentation:

“This is the power of racial subordination: making the viewpoint of the dominant group seem like the only true reality,” said Osagie Obasogie, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in a statement.

Unless their corrosive ideology is defeated, the decline of our culture will continue until debate teams consist of mentally subnormal hooligans crapping in their hands and flinging it at the applauding moderators. Liberals must be very proud.

On tips from Henry and JusttheTipHQ.

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Apr 21 2014

Harry Reid Facebook Feedback

No wonder tyrannical Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid avoids the common folks, whose smell offends his delicate nostrils. Considering what they think of him, he would be as crazy as he is corrupt not to keep his distance. From TPNN:

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting crushed on his public Facebook page, following his involvement in the Obama BLM invasion of the Bundy Ranch. At the time of this writing, below is a list of comments, not randomly selected, but shown in the exact order listed on his page to his most recent Facebook post. …

One cleaver Facebook poster cleverly referred to the Democrat senator as “Harry Greed,” a label that may stick, considering Reid’s long history of alleged corruption and cronyism.

The post that elicited this particular response had nothing to do with the Bundy Ranch, but was on some uninteresting neutral topic.

Without further ado, presenting a glimpse of what Reid’s subjects both in Nevada and beyond think of him:

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On a tip from G. Fox.

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Apr 21 2014

Recommended Reading: Guardian of the Republic

Allen West’s first book Guardian of the Republic is a quick, enjoyable read that deserves to go straight to the top of every countermoonbat’s reading list.

Many books by political figures are tedious, self-aggrandizing yawnathons. Not this one. West gives us enough background to understand where he is coming from, then moves on to ideas without bogging us down in personal trivia.

Fans of his blunt speaking style will not be disappointed. Here’s an example of how he rips into the liberal ruling class mediocrities who have been systematically destroying our country:

We must recommit to our fundamental principles and values. We must reclaim our American pride and exceptionalism. For that to happen, we must distance ourselves from a political class of elites and their accomplices in the media and entertainment industry who defile our culture and promote the degradation of honor and integrity.

Regarding the Moonbat Messiah in particular,

In Obama’s case we’ve enabled affirmative action to find a home in the nation’s highest office. There you have it. I said it and I stand by it. America fell for the gimmick candidate, disregarding every fact and warning sign in the rush to have “the first African-American president.” We were told to shut up, and a complicit media became part of the scheme.

What’s next? What type of gimmick will we rush to accept as a leader regardless of qualification, leadership, or principles?

Shrillary has her hopes in this regard.

The same straightforwardness is applied to the welfare state established by FDR and disastrously expanded by LBJ and BHO:

I believe these programs were never meant to rectify problems but to increase dependency on government, all for political gain. Through the Great Society, the government created this economic plantation where the only real “benefits” are the electoral votes keeping the subsistence providers in power.

How refreshing not to have to wade through mealy-mouthed mendacity regarding how the statists “mean well.” They do not mean well, and kudos to West for not being afraid to say it.

He lays down the struggle before us in clear terms.

If we’re fundamentally transforming America, it must mean we’re moving toward the opposite of limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free markets, strong national defense, and traditional values. …

When we choose between the opportunity society and dependency society, we also choose between wealth redistribution (through an expanded government) and wealth creation.

That is, the choice is between freedom and wealth on one side, dependence and poverty on the other. If all conservatives could define the struggle as boldly and succinctly, liberals would be losing it, despite their control of the government, media, and education establishments.

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Apr 20 2014

Open Thread

Terrorism

On tips from G. Fox and Wingmann.

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Apr 20 2014

Harry Reid Mentions the Koch Brothers 134 Times on the Senate Floor

Today’s Democrats have the Ingsoc oligarchical collectivists described in 1984 beat. Big Brother had only one Emmanuel Goldstein. Sleazy, demagoguing Democrats have two of them — namely, David and Charles Koch:

Hate them, citizens of Oceania! Hate the Koch Brothers for exercising their constitutional right to free speech by supporting causes that do not help advance the liberal agenda!

Via The Washington Free Beacon, on a tip from Jester.

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Apr 20 2014

Easter Message From the White House

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Compliments of Red State.

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Apr 20 2014

Cows, Guns, and Money

Joe Dan Gorman is right: “what was once a drip drip drip of socialism is now a full-throttled faucet of communism” that is washing away everything that makes America America.

One way to stop it is to search out and support those Republicans who buck the RINO establishment by showing enough integrity to stand up for the rule of law. Examples include Representatives Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The grotesquely excessive government force leading to the Showdown at Bundy Ranch indicates just how fast the situation is deteriorating. Two things this historic event demonstrates are (1) how Obama’s “fundamental transformation” entails transforming law-abiding citizens into federal criminals and (2) how the Founding Fathers intended the Second Amendment to be applied.

For details see the latest installment of Intellectual Froglegs:

On a tip from G. Fox.

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Apr 20 2014

Freedom From Religion Foundation Attacks Easter Crosses in Tiny Town

If only anti-Christian moonbats would limit themselves to expressing their disdain for Easter by conspicuously ignoring it, like Google does by designating the most important Christian holiday as the only holiday imaginable unworthy of a doodle. Some feel compelled to go out of their way to ruin Easter for others. From Stratton, Ohio (pop. 285):

A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village’s municipal building.

The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has challenged the claim by the mayor of Stratton that it’s constitutional to display the crosses during holidays.

Mayor John Abdalla temporarily removed the crosses in January after the foundation threatened to sue, but he returned them to celebrate the Easter season. One is Latin, the other Eastern Orthodox. …

“While the permanent display of these crosses by the Village is indisputably unconstitutional, the seasonal display of the crosses in recognition of Easter, the Christian celebration of Jesus’s resurrection, is no less illegal,” staff attorney Rebecca Markert wrote.

How a law against displaying the Holy Cross could be squared with the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religious expression was not explained by FFRF busy-bodies, who are no doubt already off sniffing out another public expression of Christianity to repress. Live and let live just doesn’t work with these people.

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Crosses forbidden by militant moonbats.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Apr 20 2014

Happy Easter

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