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Feb 28 2014

Open Thread


On a tip from TED.

Feb 28 2014

Word of the Day: Hippie

Schnorkenschneider, a contributor at Urban Dictionary, did an excellent job of defining the word hippie:

Unbathed miscreants from the flatulent 1960s who developed modern Progressive ideology with the help of LSD and other mind altering substances. They came to believe that hallucinogenics and finger-painting gave them great insight into complex socio-economic and political issues. They originally self-identified as “free love” flower children, but would fundamentally transform themselves into communist oppressors in their old age. What was once a call to live free, became a mad dash for mandates, bans, and suffocating regulation over anything that even remotely annoyed them.

They would eventually come to barnacle themselves to already existing Civil Rights movements. Although still attempting to rebel against their parents while pushing 70 years of age, they are oblivious to the fact that they are no longer counter-culture, that they are in fact: the culture, especially in academic sewers. Perhaps being the most unwise American generation in existence, even in old age they still cannot grasp the reality that the concept of Utopia is a fantasy.

Their lack of personal hygiene is legendary. …

I would love to see Schnorkenschneider’s definition of moonbat. But then, there would probably be a lot of overlap with hippie.

Now resistance to them is the counterculture.

On a tip from |.

Feb 28 2014

Soldier Avoids Saluting the Flag

No one could face the US military head on and defeat it. So its worst enemies devised an ingenious strategy: destroy it from within by putting the Pentagon under the command of an incompetent kook, encouraging degeneracy, repressing Christians, eschewing victory, purging top officers, shrinking it, and attempting to reduce the entire operation to a cross between a social engineering laboratory and a make-work jobs program.

The strategy is having an effect. Already we have seen an Air Force sergeant defiling a memorial to Vietnam POWs and MIAs, and even members of the normally admirable Honor Guard attempting to “put the fun” in military funerals. Now this:

Officials at Fort Carson in Colorado said Wednesday they are investigating reports that a soldier posted a photo on Instagram of herself deliberately avoiding saluting the flag, touching off a storm of criticism from a group representing families who lost loved ones.

Base officials issued a statement Wednesday saying they are aware of a social media post allegedly made by Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey indicating she stayed in her car to avoid a flag ceremony and they are looking into the situation.

Comments posted with the photo showing a female soldier in uniform relaxing in a car said “This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the (5 p.m. flag ceremony).” Her comments also told people to keep any angry responses to themselves.

Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach; progressives understand that it fights on its morale. Destroy morale by eroding military culture and you have destroyed the army without firing a shot.


On a tip from Wiggins.

Feb 28 2014

Meet the ObamaCare Navigators: Rasmieh Yousef Odeh

One of the many advantages of ObamaCare is that those hired by the government to serve as “navigators” allow us to broaden our cultural horizons. We are compelled to share personal information with people we might narrow-mindedly avoid so as to remain in our comfort zones if we were left to our own devices. For example:

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills. Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe were killed by a bomb hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf, which also injured nine or 10 others, according to a website maintained by the Israeli government to commemorate terror victims. …

Odeh … was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Marxist-Leninist group and original member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which the U.S. has designated as a foreign terrorist organization…

But at least there is a little good news for once:

The Illinois Department of Insurance quietly revoked Odeh’s certification as a Navigator In-Person Counselor on November 24…

Odeh got loose in a prisoner exchange and like many other terrorists, headed for the USA, where she became involved in collecting private data on behalf of ObamaCare.

Terrorists can’t be any worse than ACORN types.

On a tip from Wingmann.

Feb 28 2014

Optic Nerve: Some Nerve

Are you one of the millions who own a device with a webcam? Then the NSA and its British sister GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) may be doing more than monitoring your phone calls and emails; they may be watching you:

Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not.

In one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency collected webcam imagery – including substantial quantities of sexually explicit communications – from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally.

One advantage of working with British colleagues is that it allows the NSA to circumvent what’s left of the Fourth Amendment:

GCHQ does not have the technical means to make sure no images of UK or US citizens are collected and stored by the system, and there are no restrictions under UK law to prevent Americans’ images being accessed by British analysts without an individual warrant.

Your webcam is Big Government’s telescreen.


On a tip from Xavier.

Feb 28 2014

Another Call for Censorship to Prop Up Global Warming Hoax

Another Kool-Aid–guzzling left-wing dupe reminds us that the fundamental freedom of speech is dispensable when THE PLANET IS IN PERIL!!!

Climate change is real; it is happening, and it is caused by humans burning carbon dioxide. Folks are free to believe whatever they want. But belief is quite different than fact. For centuries, folks believed that the Earth was flat, but that did not change the fact that our planet is actually quite round.

Printing the lies and distortions of climate-change deniers does real damage to our society, just like printing the racist distortions of the 1950s and the lies of the tobacco companies did. Lives are stunted, hatred and ignorance is promoted, and problems not dealt with worsen. If you believe as I do that the media should refuse to print climate-change deniers’ lies and distortions, please tell them so.

Despite forceful social, political, and financial pressure to conform to the official dogma, only 36% of geoscientists and engineers are willing to go along with the statist charade that humans are creating a global warming crisis. The rest are deniers. For liberals, silencing them and anyone else who detracts from the progressive agenda is a small price to pay to guarantee that we do not slip back into the mentality of the 1950s, when America believed in itself and its future.

Al Gore
Believe or be silenced.

On a tip from Sam.

Feb 28 2014

Fundamentally Transforming Wyoming

Those who want to live in traditional America have watched in horror as our country has been transformed into an alien land populated by alien people and run on the principles of an alien ideology. But at least there are still a few uncorrupted pockets where the old America survives: Wyoming, for example. Liberals won’t colonize the state that produced Dick Cheney for a while; it scares them too much.

But then, they could always wipe out Wyoming by importing the colonists from Africa:

The Federal government gives US tax dollars to non-profit organizations to import super high risk “refugees” from countries like Somalia. Most “refugees” come from nations that rank among the lowest in IQ, and among the highest in violent crime. Hundreds of thousands of these refugees have now been imported to cities all over America. Most of them live on welfare. Crime rate explode wherever they are settled. …

Now the Republican governor of Wyoming is aggressively working to import these super high risk “refugees” to his state. He is specifically seeking to bring high risk immigrants from the Congo to Wyoming.

Individuals who run charities make money by importing refugees. The Obama administration gives them Federal tax dollars as grants. Some of that money then goes to pay extravagant salaries for the ones running the charity. They get rich, while the public is then forced to pay for welfare for the new refugees. Most likely, Matt Mead is in bed with someone who hopes to get rich off of this Federal grant hustle.

Or maybe Mead’s motives are even worse. Maybe he is on board with the fundamental transformation of America into a socialist hellhole with a Third World population. He certainly wouldn’t be the only Republican.

On a tip from Rob Banks.

Feb 28 2014

Gator’s Dockside Restaurants Add ObamaCare Surcharge

If people were fully aware of how much blood the gargantuan tick that calls itself our government sucks out of us, everyone who works for a living would revolt. That’s why the feds loot each paycheck before you set eyes on it; if people had to turn the whole amount over at once, many would refuse, and few would ever again vote for a Democrat. It’s also why this is encouraging:

Customers of some Gator’s Dockside restaurants in Central Florida are now being charged more to cover worker health care costs.

A 1 percent surcharge had been added to checks at Gator’s Dockside restaurants in Clermont, Eustis, The Villages and Lakeland, informing customers that the cost will cover health insurance that the owners will be required to provide for employees under the Affordable Care Act.

“We just want to be transparent with that cost. We want everyone to know this is what its going towards,” said Clermont Gator’s Dockside General Manager Chayse Neal. “We’re not increasing costs just because. It is a fee that we’re paying.”

The participating restaurants say without the extra income, they would be forced to cut employee hours. …

Managers say the surcharge won’t cover the entire cost of the health care increase, but the mandate has forced restaurants to hire human resources representatives and an outside compliance firm to handle extra paperwork.

If only it wouldn’t be too convoluted to calculate, all products and services should list two prices: what it actually costs, and what it would cost if not for Big Government, taking into account not just ObamaCare and sales tax but all the various ways unnecessary taxation and regulation raise costs that are passed along to the consumer. It would put an end to liberalism quickly, which in turn would radically improve our standard of living.

They are on to something.

On tips from Bill T, Hillman, and Artfldgr.

Feb 27 2014

Open Thread


Compliments of Stormfax.

Feb 27 2014

Steven Seagal Suggests Obama Should Be Impeached

Hollywood still has some work to do if it is to become ideologically homogeneous. Speaking off the cuff, action hero Steven Seagal accurately describes the current political situation:

Seagal isn’t alone. Forbes was calling for Obama’s impeachment for systematic abuse of power months ago.

On tips from ThisObamaNation and Chris W.

Feb 27 2014

The Decline of Organized Crime in America

Even as organized crime has become more pervasive, it has allowed its standards to degenerate:

Al Capone

Evil Obama

Don Carlo

Compliments of Sean C.

Feb 27 2014

Sharia in the USA: Court Suppresses “Innocence of Muslims”

Say America succumbed to Islamic conquest, yet someone dared to make a video critical of Islam. The President would noisily denounce the video. The creator of the video would be thrown in prison. Naturally, government authorities would demand that the video be removed from YouTube:

A federal appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle East.

The decision by a divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a lawsuit filed against YouTube by an actress who appeared in the video. The 9th Circuit said the YouTube posting infringed actress Cindy Lee Garcia’s copyright to her role, and she, not just the filmmaker, could demand its removal. …

“Garcia’s performance was used in a way that she found abhorrent and her appearance in the film subjected her to threats of physical harm and even death,” Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote for the majority court. …

The 14-minute film, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and womanizer.

Now who would kill an actress just for appearing in a low-grade video?

Don’t answer that. It wouldn’t be politically correct to point out that Islam is a blood-thirsty cult that sanctifies killing those associated with resistance to it. It’s easier just to suppress the video, and to live on your knees rather than die on your feet — especially if living on your feet would entail challenging a “victim” group near the top tier of the liberal caste system.

What happens to people who criticize Islam.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Feb 27 2014

Spike Lee Demands Caucasians “Get the F*** Outta” Black Neighborhoods

White liberals have been very good to Spike Lee, pouring money and praise upon him in return for the excruciatingly politically correct movies he directs. Here he returns the favor exactly as we have come to expect:

Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. …

Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into something completely different.

This avatar of the enlightened liberal establishment shares his sophisticated wisdom:

“Then comes the mother*****’ Christopher Columbus Syndrome. You can’t discover this! We been here. You just can’t come and bogart.”

I’ll bet you didn’t know the New York City area was originally settled by Africans.

“There were brothers playing mother*****’ African drums in Mount Morris Park for 40 years and now they can’t do it anymore because the new inhabitants said the drums are loud.”

The constant sophomoric use of obscene language is so that other liberals can identify him as genuine.

Lee told a story about how a party in Fort Greene park was proposed in honor of [homosexual child molester] Michael Jackson when the singer died but the plan got nixed after residents complained that there would be too much garbage.

‘Garbage? Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother*****’ Westminster Dog Show. There’s 20,000 dogs running around. Whoa. So we had to move it to Prospect Park!’ Lee said. …

‘You can’t just come in when people have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now s*** gotta change because you’re here? Get the f*** outta here. Can’t do that!’

Send in your welfare money, white oppressor, but you stay out of our culturally enriched, racially homogeneous slums!

By the way, Lee has lived on the Upper East Side with his wealthy white admirers since 2000. If anyone could be phonier than his fans, it could only be Spike Lee himself.

Spike Lee
Liberal elite phoniness incarnate.

On tips from Sean C and JusttheTipHQ.

Feb 27 2014

Greenpeace Cofounder: There Is No Evidence of Anthropogenic Global Warming

Not even this will be enough to convince gullible true believers that anthropogenic global warming is a hoax:

A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment.

Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like the one he helped establish use faulty computer models and scare tactics in promoting claims man-made gases are heating up the planet.

“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” he said.

Even if the planet is warming up, Moore claimed it would not be calamitous for men, which he described as a “subtropical species.”

True enough. Except in the summer, how often would it be warm enough to feel comfortable outside if you didn’t have any clothes on?

Even the UN — an authoritarian institution that has been a main driver of the global warming hoax — admits that it hasn’t gotten any warmer in the past 15 years, in radical contradiction to the pseudoscientific models employed by warmists to prove that only international socialism could prevent us from all floating around on melted polar ice by now. UN propagandists have been overexerting their imaginations to explain the discrepancy.

Here’s why Moore left Greenpeace:

“After 15 years in the top committee I had to leave as Greenpeace took a sharp turn to the political left, and began to adopt policies that I could not accept from my scientific perspective,” he said.

Scientists in relevant fields at universities all over the West could and should be making similar statements. But they like their salaries, not to mention government grants.

With global warming, not only are we not talking about scientific facts anymore, we aren’t even talking about opinions. We are talking about faith. You will have better luck convincing a Muslim that the Koran is not the word of Allah than you will of getting the average liberal to admit to himself that global warming is a hoax. Apostates like Patrick Moore can be expected to be shunned by their colleagues, as well as audited by the IRS.

Al Gore End Is Near
It’s not science; it’s a cult.

On tips from Xavier, Artfldgr, and Wilberforce.

Feb 27 2014

Confirmation That Some Trolls Work for Big Government

In case you were wondering where trolls find so much time to excrete obscene diatribes into the comments on sites like Moonbattery, this offers a clue:

Now, thanks to the efforts of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald, readers no longer have to take the word of “paranoid” bloggers who relate tales of paid government trolls lurking in comment sections and other concentrated top-down efforts to muddy the information provided by alternative media.

On his The Intercept blog this week, Greenwald provides documents from Snowden’s NSA cache which provide a look at some of the tactics employed by the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a spy agency that has been shown to have a close working relationship with the American spy agency.

The documents deal largely with the goals of GCHQ’s previously secret Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), an apparatus whose mission Greenwald describes thusly: “Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”

The journalist relays, “To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: ‘false flag operations’ (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting ‘negative information’ on various forums.”

Any negative information posted by banned trolls will be promptly deleted.

Now get back to creating wealth so that the government can tax it to pay for these operations.

Internet Troll
A government troll.

On a tip from |.

Feb 27 2014

Actor Steven Weber Calls for Nuremberg Style Trials for Conservatives

If you think it’s scary having left-wing extremists with open contempt for the rule of law like Obama and Eric Holder running the country, just be glad media establishmentarians pick representatives to run the government for them, instead of running it themselves. Otherwise most of us would be in gulags by now — or hanging from gallows. Actor Steven Weber is not terribly bright, but at least he is forthcoming regarding a mentality that seems to be prevalent in Tinseltown:

The scale of Right Wing sociopolitical sabotage necessitates a Nuremberg-scale trial for all the corporate agents and treasonous capitalisto-fascist architects of our democracy’s current and most pressing misery. From the blatant Republican policy doublespeak emanating from think-tank sponsored word doctors to the outright obstruction and lies expectorated by Republican congressional representatives and senators, the very concept of governance can only be considered once the culprits are removed.

Ten men were hanged by order of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

If you define “the culprits” as those who defend the concept that defines America — limited government — Weber has a point. Once all the troublesome patriots are swinging by their necks, statists can get on with their “concept of governance” — i.e., the totalitarian application of coercion to remake society according to their twisted ideals.

Would like to see you swing to facilitate the liberal concept of governance.

On a tip from Bill T. Hat tip: the Examiner.

Feb 26 2014

Open Thread


Via Stop Hillary in 2016 and the Blacksphere, on a tip from G Fox.

Feb 26 2014

Marco Rubio Lays Into Cuban Regime and Its Sympathizers

Marco Rubio set back his own career by climbing into bed with McCain and Schumer on another amnesty push. But he may yet redeem himself if he keeps making five-star speeches like this one exposing the horrors of the leftists’ utopia Cuba and its disastrous influence in Venezuela:

On a tip from Varla.

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