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Jun 30 2014

Open Thread


Via HopeNChange Cartoons, on a tip from Wiggins.

Jun 30 2014

The Innocence of Hillary

Was the Benghazi bloodbath the result of a frustrated passion for Shrillary on behalf of terrorist maniacs? The theory is just as credible as blaming the debacle on an obscure video out of California. Daniel Greenfield makes the case:

On a tip from Dave S.

Jun 30 2014

Dennis Prager Commencement Speech

Students at Prager University get to hear a commencement speech not from cop-killers, abortionists, or other left-wing screwballs revered by the education establishment, but from Dennis Prager himself. Rather than bloviate endlessly, he succinctly describes what every grad should know:

1. The greatest struggle is with yourself, not society.
2. Use your common sense.
3. Your race is unimportant.
4. Beware of good intentions.
5. Judeo-Christian values are the real counter-culture today.

On a tip from Dan F.

Jun 30 2014

Shrillary Describes Obama as “Incompetent and Feckless”

Ply her with enough alcohol and even Hillary Clinton will sometimes tell the truth, as when she accurately characterized Obama during a “a boozy reunion with college pals”:

The scathing attacks came as the wine was flowing at a May 2013 dinner at Le Jardin Du Roi, a cozy French bistro near the Clinton family home in Westchester, according to “Blood Feud,” by best-selling author Edward Klein. …

Clinton ranted, “The thing with Obama is that he can’t be bothered, and there is no hand on the tiller half the time. That’s the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f–king tiller,” according to the book, which was excerpted exclusively in Sunday’s Post.

“Obama has turned into a joke,” she went on, according to Klein.

“The IRS targeting the Tea Party, the Justice Department’s seizure of AP phone records and [Fox reporter] James Rosen’s e-mails — all these scandals. Obama’s allowed his hatred for his enemies to screw him the way Nixon did,” she raged, the book says, adding that she called the president “incompetent and feckless.”

What she didn’t mention is that considering his attitudes and probable objectives, Obama being incompetent and feckless is a good thing. Imagine how much damage he would have done to America by now if he were not a frivolous unfocused boob.

Shrillary unwittingly revealed a surprising flaw of her own — naiveté.

Clinton confided to her unnamed pals that she and Bill promised the Obamas they would work to get him re-elected in 2012 if he promised to return the favor and help Hillary win the presidency four years later.

“He agreed to the arrangement but then he reneged on the deal. His word isn’t worth s–t,” Hillary said, according to Klein’s book.

Chicago native Shrillary has been a Democrat for decades, yet she just now discovered that the word of a conspicuously mendacious product of Chicago’s infamous Democrat machine cannot be trusted. She could have spared herself some frustration by reading the parable of the scorpion and the frog.

With luck, Obama’s backstabbing of his fellow leftists will weaken him politically, further restricting the harm he is able to inflict.

Hillary drunk
In vino veritas.

On a tip from Jester.

Jun 30 2014

Whoopi Goldberg Plays the Race Card to Quash Freedom of Speech

Whoopi Goldberg is the very personification of moonbattery, so let’s hear her defense of the moonbat practice of censuring any speech that liberals decide to deem “offensive.” Will Cain of The Blaze bravely appeared on her odious program The View, and asked,

“We elevate words to the most harmful thing in society. How dare you say something that could offend somebody. How dare you say something that hurts my feelings? Why have we gone to this place where words are the worst thing in the world?”

Whoopi gave the answer:

“Let me tell you why. Because we have a history of utilizing words to harm people and hurt people. And the people who have been on the other side of it, I think are at the point where they’re saying, this is not okay anymore. Cause at some point we have to all grow up.”

Deceptively, she dragged the uncomplaining Irish into the politically correct jihad against free speech:

“What you can do is say ‘You know what, don’t use that Redskin thing anymore. I’m not comfortable with it.’ ‘Don’t say this word, cause I don’t like it.’ ‘I’m Irish, and I don’t like it…’ Any one of these groups has the absolute right to say ‘this has been harmful, this has hurt my parents, this has hurt my grandparents and don’t use it anymore or you’re gonna hear about it, or use it and don’t be surprised if people are pissed.’”

“We’ll all be out of business,” said Cain. “Everybody’s offended all the time…”

Enraged, Whoopi went straight to the nuclear option.

“That is spoken like a true white guy,” said Goldberg angrily.

There you have it, the trump card. As we all know, it would be racist to think a white guy’s opinion has any merit, unless that opinion is that white guys are bad. Disagreeing with this point of view would be offensive.

whoopi goldberg
She’ll tell you what you can and cannot say.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jun 30 2014

Benjamin Moore Sued Over Racist Paint Color

Work is hard. Looting is much easier, so long as you aren’t a lowly heterosexual white male:

A black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Benjamin Moore Paints, which he says named one of its paint colors after him and then fired him when he complained.

Clinton Tucker, who managed online sales for Benjamin Moore, which is owned by the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said that he was bothered by the names of several of the company’s paint colors, “Clinton Brown,” “Tucker Chocolate,” and “Confederate Red.”

As with Indians, all references to the Confederacy are to be erased. If liberalism prevails, soon no one will remember it ever existed. That way the South can be eradicated as a cultural entity.

Tucker worked on a project to create a new line of paint colors. One of the shades was given the name “Tucker Chocolate.” …

The company already had a color named “Clinton Brown.” A co-worker pointed out the names of the two paint colors, which together contained Tucker’s first and last name, and thought it was funny, according to the lawsuit.

Having a sense of humor can get you in deep chocolate these days.

Tucker epitomizes the thin-skinned solipsism of the perpetually aggrieved. He assumes that “Tucker Chocolate” was named after him, and that the purpose was not to give him credit but somehow to insult him. Actually,

On its website, Benjamin Moore describes “Tucker Chocolate” as “capturing the 1798 color requested by St. George Tucker for his home facing Courthouse Green, this deep brown is classic and understated.”

To ensure a generous jackpot, Tucker identifies himself as a homosexual in the suit.

Approximately 10 of Benjamin Moore’s New Jersey headquarters’ employees were black and only one was homosexual, the suit claims.

Bean-counters in Human Resources have been falling down on the job. They had better stop letting themselves get distracted by merit when making hiring decisions.

Benjamin Moore also stands accused of not regarding Martin Luther King Day with sufficient reverence.

The greedy Tucker seeks both compensatory and punitive damages. I would credit him for his creativity, but the idea of attacking paint companies for producing racist colors is actually the brainchild of a Swedish schoolgirl.

This color is a thought crime.

On a tip from Sean C.

Jun 30 2014

Thought Police Denounce Apache Helicopters as Racist

The reason you can never give an inch to progressives is that if you do they will take another inch, then another and another. They will never stop, because there is always another word to ban, another freedom to take away. The campaign to ban references to Indians is illustrative.

First liberal Jacobins insisted that the Washington Redskins change their name, going so far as to undermine rule of law by refusing to enforce their trademark. Then they demanded an end to Chief Wahoo. Even before accomplishing either objective, already they are moving on to the next extreme of militant lunacy. Now Apache helicopters are supposedly racist:

Veterans aren’t happy with a recent op-ed by the Washington Post, which charged that the Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa military vehicles were a “greater symbolic injustice” than the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name.

“Even if the NFL and Redskins brass come to their senses and rename the team, a greater symbolic injustice would continue to afflict Indians — an injustice perpetuated not by a football club but by our federal government,” Simon Waxman of the Boston Review wrote for the Post on Thursday.

Apache helicopters were most likely named in acknowledgment of the tribe’s ferocious fighting spirit. I don’t know of an attack helicopter named “The Frenchman.”

Obviously naming military vehicles after Indians is an honor, not an insult, just as with sports teams. But liberals don’t care. In their desperate need to find racial oppression where there is none, they have decreed that virtually any reference to Indians is racist.

After our culture has been incrementally wiped clean of references to Indians, the liberal locust swarm will launch another initiative, no less self-righteous, no less totalitarian, no less pernicious, no less certifiably insane.

Ferocious, like an Apache warrior.

On tips from Bodhisattva, Henry, and Dean D.

Jun 30 2014

Gently Used Underwear Justice


Not only do they refuse to defend the border from the vast army of Third World colonists pouring over it, our rulers plan to use the welfare state to give the invaders the shirts taxed off our backs. We are even forced to provide our conquerors with underwear:

The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.

ALIPAC is responding to a Department of Homeland Security solicitation seeking thousands of pairs of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” – ranging from medium sizes to hundreds of 6X-large pairs – to meet the basic clothing needs of thousands of immigrants detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

“Obama and Boehner have proven once and for all that their talk of passing immigration reform amnesty, instead of enforcing America’s existing border and immigration laws, only brings more unwanted and destructive illegal immigration!” said William Gheen, president of ALIPAC, on the group’s website.
“Instead of using our tax money to buy illegals 42,000 pairs of new underwear, we would like to send the illegals and DC politicians a message by mailing them our used underwear…”

The message concludes: “Americans who want to help the illegals and Americans who are upset that John Boehner and Barack Obama are throwing the future for American children under the bus along with their Oaths of Office, the US Constitution, the outcome of our elections, and the current laws of Congress, are encouraged to mail their used underwear to Barack Obama at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500, and John Boehner at Office of the Speaker, H-232 The Capitol, Washington, DC 20515.”

Don’t worry too much about washing underwear donations sent directly to Washington. The District of Corruption is overflowing with dirty laundry anyway.

Graphic compliments of J.

Jun 29 2014

Open Thread


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

Jun 29 2014

Shrillary’s Turn

Those who think Hillary Clinton won’t be the next president just because she has nothing positive to bring to the position and carries a freight train’s worth of baggage don’t understand; she must return to the White House from which she previously stole the silverware because, as Shrillary herself explains,

“It’s my turn. I’ve done my time, and I deserve it.”

It isn’t about what’s best for America. It’s about what’s best for Shrillary.

Besides, who could better follow through on the downward trajectory established by Obama than a fellow disciple of Saul Alinsky?

On a tip from Mindful Webworker.

Jun 29 2014

Sounds Like a Plan

Say conservatives in the Republican Party get the upper hand over liberal statists. Then the party could play to win for a change. Trevor Loudon has a convincing plan for how to go about it:

Via Doug Ross:

So this is what I would do if were a man like Ted Cruz.

I’d want to get that coalition together now, early, before Jeb Bush gets any money and any support. I’d want to rebuild that Reagan coalition. So I’d be going to these groups right now. And the first thing I’d say to them: I’m going to run and run early.

And I’m to put Allen West on my VP ticket.

And then, for you libertarians, I’m going to make Rand Paul my Secretary of the Treasury and he can do what he damn well wants to the Federal Reserve and the IRS. He can take them down, abolish them, do what he wants.

And then you energy voters, Sarah Palin, Secretary of Energy. Drill, baby, drill. Drill in your backyard if you want to. Two dollar a gallon gas for every American family. Keystone pipeline, open it up!

Scott Walker, Secretary of Labor. Right-to-work all over, folks, every state.

Herman Cain, Secretary of Commerce. De-regulate, de-regulate, de-regulate. EPA gone, OSHA gone, the whole lot.

John Bolton, Secretary of State. Tell your enemies where to get off, rebuild your alliances.

Ambassador to the United Nations… no one.

Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Health and Human Services. End the welfare culture in this country.

Attorney General, Mark Levin. Stick it to the vote fraudsters, people.

And for the Christians, who often don’t care about politics, but they do care about the education of their children, I’d say to them: vote for me this time and we will get rid of Common Core, we’re going to get rid of the Department of Education, we’re going to protect your home-schooling rights because David Barton will be Secretary of Education.

You could fill the whole cabinet, folks. Fill it now.

The last time the GOP ran a conservative, Reagan smashed Mondale 49 states to 1. Following Loudon’s advice could result in a perfect 50-0. What reasonable person could prefer more moonbattery, tyranny, stagnation, and decline to the lineup listed above?

We certainly wouldn’t have the 2012 problem of conservatives sitting at home because there was no one to vote for. Why shouldn’t we insist on candidates we can get fired up about?

Jun 29 2014

Separated at Birth?

If top IRS tyrant John Koskinen reminded you of someone as he was getting grilled by Trey Gowdy recently…

…you could be thinking of Vizzini from The Princess Bride:

Compliments of X101ABNDevil.

The resemblance is more than skin deep, considering that both are haughty scoundrels.

Here’s another take on Commander Koskinen:

Compliments of @CSteven.

Hat tip:

Jun 29 2014

Power to the Government! Right On!

Intellectual Froglegs is back, now reaching us from Music City, Tennessee. Joe Dan brings his following up to date on poor misunderstood Shrillary, Obama’s Scandalpalooza, the funny thing that happened on the way to Eric Cantor’s victory party, the deliberately engineered border chaos, the wheels coming off in Iraq, Pronunciation Theater featuring grammar master Al Sharpton, smart car tipping, and more:

Quote of the episode:

“A war does not end just because Prince Curtainrod tapped his scepter three times.”

We’ll be learning that the hard way if ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi makes good on his threat, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”

On a tip from G. Fox.

Jun 29 2014

Do Not Miss Dinesh D’Sousa’s America

Friday night I saw an advance screening of Dinesh D’Souza’s new America: Imagine the World Without Her, and it did not disappoint. Under no circumstances should any patriotic American miss this gem when it opens nationwide on July 2.

We’ve spent our whole lives listening to liberals tear down America rhetorically as a prelude to the more literal tearing down we have had to witness in the Age of Obama. D’Souza understands that traditional America is the best thing that ever happened. But instead of turning away in disgust at the calumnies progressives spit at our country, he takes on their arguments — and demolishes them.

At the heart of the liberal indictment is the premise that America is based on theft. It is unjust to allow something based on theft to exist. So America must be “fundamentally transformed,” as Obama puts it — that is, eradicated and replaced by a totally different country based on totally different principles.

The instinctive reaction to those who take this point of view is to denounce them as treasonous screwballs and to fantasize about wringing their necks. But these treasonous screwballs now have near total control of the government, the media, and the education establishment. We have to take their arguments seriously enough to rebut them.

D’Souza does this by listing the five main ways America is based on theft from the progressive point of view:

1. We stole the country from the Indians.
2. We stole half of Mexico.
3. We stole the labor of black slaves.
4. Our foreign policy is based on theft.
5. The free market economy is based on theft.

One by one, D’Souza calmly destroys each point as an argument against America, and leaves the audience energized to restore the greatest country in history before it is too late.

Don’t choose between the movie and the book. It would be a mistake to miss out on either. Although they cover the same larger points, they are different experiences, the movie providing emotional inspiration, the book letting you stock up on factual ammo to fire at the moonbats.

No wonder the Obama regime wants D’Souza in prison, where he may soon end up as a de facto political prisoner in a grotesquely unjust example of selective prosecution.

Jun 28 2014

Open Thread


Compliments of J.

Jun 28 2014

Anniversary of Operation Red Wings

Liberals have their war heroes: e.g., Bowe Bergdahl, Bradley (a.k.a. Chelsea) Manning, Hanoi John Kerry. Patriots have their own, and despite the recent deterioration of our culture, they are still made of the finest stuff ever found. An example is Marcus Luttrell. Twenty SEALs and Army Night Stalkers were involved in Operation Red Wings, which commenced 9 years ago today. Luttrell is the Lone Survivor:

The courage shown by Luttrell and those who did not make it back, particularly Lt. Michael Murphy, inspires awe:

On June 28, 2005, deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, a very committed four-man Navy SEAL team was conducting a reconnaissance mission at the unforgiving altitude of approximately 10,000 feet. The SEALs, Lt. Michael Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz, Sonar Technician 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew Axelson and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell had a vital task. The four SEALs were scouting Ahmad Shah – a terrorist in his mid-30s who grew up in the adjacent mountains just to the south.

Under the assumed name Muhammad Ismail, Shah led a guerrilla group known to locals as the “Mountain Tigers” that had aligned with the Taliban and other militant groups close to the Pakistani border. The SEAL mission was compromised when the team was spotted by local nationals, who presumably reported its presence and location to the Taliban.

A fierce firefight erupted between the four SEALs and a much larger enemy force of more than 50 anti-coalition militia. The enemy had the SEALs outnumbered. They also had terrain advantage. They launched a well-organized, three-sided attack on the SEALs. The firefight continued relentlessly as the overwhelming militia forced the team deeper into a ravine.

Trying to reach safety, the four men, now each wounded, began bounding down the mountain’s steep sides, making leaps of 20 to 30 feet. Approximately 45 minutes into the fight, pinned down by overwhelming forces, Dietz, the communications petty officer, sought open air to place a distress call back to the base. But before he could, he was shot in the hand, the blast shattering his thumb.

Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.

Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, Lt. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.

An MH-47 Chinook helicopter, with eight additional SEALs and eight Army Night Stalkers aboard, was sent is as part of an extraction mission to pull out the four embattled SEALs. The MH-47 was escorted by heavily-armored, Army attack helicopters. Entering a hot combat zone, attack helicopters are used initially to neutralize the enemy and make it safer for the lightly-armored, personnel-transport helicopter to insert.

The heavy weight of the attack helicopters slowed the formation’s advance prompting the MH-47 to outrun their armored escort. They knew the tremendous risk going into an active enemy area in daylight, without their attack support, and without the cover of night. Risk would, of course, be minimized if they put the helicopter down in a safe zone. But knowing that their warrior brothers were shot, surrounded and severely wounded, the rescue team opted to directly enter the oncoming battle in hopes of landing on brutally hazardous terrain.

As the Chinook raced to the battle, a rocket-propelled grenade struck the helicopter, killing all 16 men aboard.

On the ground and nearly out of ammunition, the four SEALs, Murphy, Luttrell, Dietz and Axelson, continued the fight. By the end of the two-hour gunfight that careened through the hills and over cliffs, Murphy, Axelson and Dietz had been killed. An estimated 35 Taliban were also dead.

The fourth SEAL, Luttrell, was blasted over a ridge by a rocket propelled grenade and was knocked unconscious. Regaining consciousness some time later, Luttrell managed to escape – badly injured – and slowly crawl away down the side of a cliff. Dehydrated, with a bullet wound to one leg, shrapnel embedded in both legs, three vertebrae cracked; the situation for Luttrell was grim. Rescue helicopters were sent in, but he was too weak and injured to make contact. Traveling seven miles on foot he evaded the enemy for nearly a day.

Miraculously, Luttrell was harbored by villagers and was eventually rescued, the only one of 20 heroes to survive.

Each and every one of us who wants Hope & Change reversed needs to be a hero too, by fighting any way we can to restore America to a country that will continue to be worth the sacrifices that have been made on its behalf.

Hat tip: Rotten to the Core.

Jun 28 2014

Act of War: Mexican Chopper Invades US, Fires on Border Patrol

This is what happens at the border of a nation that is run by a band of tyrannical looters who could not care less about defending the country or attending to the primary responsibilities of a legitimate government:

Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border. … The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.

No worries, Mexican authorities say they intended to shoot at drug smugglers — the folks our “government” arms.


Tomás Zerón, the director of the Mexican attorney general’s office investigative office, said that Mexican military and federal police who were conducting an operation on a ranch in Altar, Sonora, were shot at by criminals. Mexican authorities never fired any weapons and in fact never crossed into the U.S. side of the border, he said.

Besides that,

Art Del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president, tells KVOA-TV, though, that they called and apologized for the incident.

They did it by accident, they didn’t do it, and they are sorry they did it. So you can see why our “president” won’t bother to respond, any more than he has responded to the pleas for help from the US Marine Mexico is still incarcerating as an effective POW in our one-sided border war.

Fortunately the agents were unharmed this time. But incursions into our undefended country by the Mexican military are a regular occurrence now. Next time the agents might not be so lucky.

It could be that Mexico was sending a message regarding who calls the shots at the border, now that the USA is leaderless and therefore pathetically weak. If they think the message wasn’t received, they might send a louder one.

In the absence of a federal government willing to defend America’s interests or even its territory, Texas is sending armed troops to the border. Texas might need those armed troops on its northern border as well if the situation under Obama gets any worse.

On tips from SR, Artfldgr, Peggy G, Bill T, and Bodhisattva.

Jun 27 2014

Open Thread


Via, on a tip from TED.

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