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Apr 20 2019

AOC Doubles Down on Green New Deal

Despite the cascades of ridicule, despite it not winning a single vote in the Senate, despite it revealing the Democrats as the party of maniacs in the tradition of the Khmer Rouge, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still has not given up on the apocalyptic Green New Deal. WARNING: the video below may diminish IQ and/or induce uncontrollable vomiting in those who have not developed a high tolerance to moonbattery. Read more »

Feb 18 2019

Green New Deal Applied in NYC

To get an idea of how the Green New Deal championed by AOC and all the major Democrat presidential candidates would work, look to a public housing project near her office. The New York City Housing Authority (Nycha) decided to insignificantly reduce harmless carbon emissions by changing to LED light bulbs…

One recent project focused on 23 housing developments, and changing the light bulbs and fixtures there cost $33.2 million. Supplies account for a fraction of that cost. Under Nycha’s Project Labor Agreement, electricians make $81 in base pay and $54 in fringe per hour, and overtime is usually time and a half. Add administrative and contracting expenses. All in, Nycha paid an average of $1,973 per apartment to install LEDs.

This sheds some light on the economic aspects of the Green New Deal.

For Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, sky-high labor costs are part of the plan. Her Green New Deal resolution would create “high-quality union jobs that pay prevailing wages” and reinforce “the right of all workers to organize, unionize, and collectively bargain.” It also mandates upgrades for “all existing buildings in the United States” to “achieve maximal energy efficiency.” In this worker’s paradise, there’s a $1,973 LED in every socket.

Who pays for it? The “rich,” until they run out of money. That won’t take long.

As for the tenants,

they’d rather see money go first to getting rid of vermin, mold and lead paint, tidying filthy premises, or improving safety.

They live in government housing; what do they expect? Looting sprees dressed up in leftist ideology will always take priority over getting the rat population under control.

At least taxpayers will save a few pennies thanks to the more efficient light bulbs. Or maybe not:

LED lights and other energy-efficiency upgrades may drive Nycha’s utility bills down, but those savings aren’t directly passed on to taxpayers for as long as 20 years. Under the federal Energy Performance Contracting Program, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development continues to reimburse Nycha for utilities at pre-LED levels.

AOC’s fellow commie Bill de Blasio wants the city to confiscate property from private owners and turn it over to Nycha, which has been named the worst landlord in the city. Eventually, it will be the only landlord. Think of the savings, and how grateful the planet will be.

On a tip from Varla.

Feb 12 2019

Turning Students Against Green New Deal

It’s easy to change students’ minds about Democrats’ Green New Deal. Unless they are insane, all you have to do is tell them what is in it:

Thanks to Cabot Phillips, these students won’t graduate without learning anything at all.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva. Hat tip: I Love My Freedom.

Feb 12 2019

Green New Deal Would Cause Mass Starvation

The Democrats’ Green New Deal is not just bad policy. It is lunatic social engineering on a scale not attempted since Pol Pot killed a quarter of the Cambodian population. If it is implemented, Americans would not be so lucky as to have 75% of the population survive. Deliberately collapsing the economy as a pointless gesture on behalf of the planet would result in mass starvation. Fortunately, a few people understand this — including a former president of Greenpeace:

The “Green New Deal” proposed by congressional Democrats is a “recipe for mass suicide” and the “most ridiculous scenario I ever heard,” Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore (shown) warned in an exclusive interview with The New American. In fact, Dr. Moore warned that if the “completely preposterous” prescriptions in the scheme were actually implemented, Americans could be forced to turn to cannibalism to avoid starvation — and they still would not survive.

Moore notes that without fossil fuels, food could not be delivered into cities. The situation would quickly resemble a zombie apocalypse.

The trees and animals so ostentatiously beloved by environmentalists would not fare well either:

“[I]f you eliminated fossil fuels, every tree in the world would be cut for fuel. There is no other source for heating and cooking once you eliminate fossil fuels. You could use animal dung, if there were any animals left, but the animals would all die too because they would all get eaten.”

That’s what happened to pets and zoo animals when socialists destroyed the economy of Venezuela.

Moore could not help but notice that the global warming dogma Democrats use to justify the Green New Deal is fraudulent:

Moore also explained that so much of what climate alarmists were pushing was pseudo-science and easily discredited lies. For instance, carbon dioxide is actually doing great things in terms of greening the planet — after all, it is plant food, Moore said. He also lambasted those who say coral reefs are dying due to alleged man-made global warming, something he said was not true.

Unsurprisingly, this thought criminal is not with Greenpeace anymore. He left when the organization began “characterizing people as the enemies of the Earth — the human species as the enemies of nature, as if we were the only evil species.”

The Democrat Party has become suffused with this same radical ideology.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Feb 08 2019

The Literal Insanity of AOC’s Green New Deal

If Bernie Sanders is America’s Hugo Chavez, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is our Pol Pot. Her demented Green New Deal would require totalitarian social engineering on a scale not seen since the Khmer Rouge killed off a quarter of the population of Cambodia. The more we learn about it, the more loudly sane people laugh — unless they have read up on their 20th century history and realize that people like her sometimes end up in power.

Yesterday AOC et al released an overview. It is staggering.

Stalin only had 5-year plans. AOC doubles that with a 10-year plan that eliminates all greenhouse gas emissions. This alone is impossible; merely breathing creates greenhouse gas emissions. But this isn’t really about global warming malarkey. It is about leaving “liberalism” behind and going whole hog for communism.

Per OAC’s website (although it looks like they just now took this down), the Green New Deal explicitly guarantees everyone the following at everyone else’s expense:

• A job with family-sustaining wages, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security
• High-quality education, including higher education and trade schools
• High-quality health care
• Clean air and water
• Healthy food
• Safe, affordable, adequate housing
• An economic environment free of monopolies [except for Big Government, which would have an absolute monopoly on everything]
• Economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work

You read that correctly: unwilling to work. Here we see why the dregs of humanity will actually vote for socialists like Bernie and AOC. The plan is for us to work as slaves to finance their workfree lifestyle as they lay around puffing on legalized dope. Because “social justice.”

AOC’s wish list would come at an incomprehensible cost, which she resolutely refuses to address. Even at a 100% taxation rate, there is no chance we could afford any of it after the economy has been reduced to absolute ruin by a ban on the fossil fuels and nuclear energy that make it go. Presumably, the plan is to just print the money, like they do in other socialist utopias like Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

The Federalist lists the 10 most insane requirements of the Green New Deal plus bonus insanity (click through for annotation):

1. Ban affordable energy.
2. Eliminate nuclear energy.
3. Eliminate 99 percent of cars.
4. Gut and rebuild every building in America.
5. Eliminate air travel.
6. A government-guaranteed job.
7. Free education for life.
8. A salubrious diet.
9. A house.
10. Free money.
11. Bonus insanity: Ban meat.

Even a half-serious attempt to bring this to fruition would mean the collapse of the economy, totalitarianism, and the effective end of property rights. In short, this is a call for the end civilization in America.

That’s okay, people chuckle. Everyone knows that AOC is a screwball and far dumber than most of her fellow bartenders. No one takes this stuff seriously.

No one? From Fox News:

The plan, which calls for a massive package of big-government proposals including health care for all, quickly picked up the backing of major 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls including Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. — who all co-sponsored the resolution.

Other presidential hopefuls Kirsten Gillibrand, Julián Castro, and Beto O’Rourke have expressed their support.

Even a token attempt to implement this agenda would be devastating to the economy. The government is already about $22 trillion in debt and counting quickly. Merely to elect someone who would not react to the Green New Deal with horror would be to move the Overton window so far to the left as to exclude wealth and freedom from our socialist future.

On a tip from Stormfax. Hat tip: Philosoraptor.

Jan 10 2019

The Green New Deal and the Killing Fields

Despite its obvious collectivist objectives, the Green New Deal championed by today’s radical Democrats is only superficially similar to something Stalin would have imposed. Stalin only starved a relatively small percentage of the Soviet population. The totalitarianism of malevolent lunatics like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and of course Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (all of whom support the Green New Deal) is more along the lines of the social engineers of the Khmer Rouge, who managed to kill off one-quarter of the population of Cambodia.

These days, leftists would regard a body count on that scale as a good start but insufficient to perfect the weather through reduction of carbon emissions. Jim Geraghty has a look at the fine print of the Green New Deal:

Under the Green New Deal, within eleven years, the United States would be required to eliminate not merely nuclear power — which does not directly produce any carbon dioxide or air pollution — but all natural gas. Natural gas currently provides about 32 percent of America’s energy, and nuclear power produces another 10 percent. The “Green New Deal” would also eliminate coal, which provides almost 18 percent of America’s energy, and liquid natural gas and oil, which generates another 28 percent.

In other words, within eleven years, the United States would need to replace about 88 percent of its current energy sources. This is not possible short of a societal collapse to agrarian subsistence.

An agrarian subsistence economy would support only a small fraction of the USA’s current population. Millions of us would starve so as to usher in an insane conception of utopia, just like in Cambodia under Pol Pot.

The Green New Deal would also:

• Destabilize world politics by cutting the US military at least in half;

• Directly throw out of work millions of people employed in forbidden industries;

• Ban “non-essential individual means of transport” (i.e., privately owned automobiles);

• Replace unemployment insurance with make-work government jobs (i.e., when our jobs disappear, we become federal property).

But since civilization will collapse as soon as the energy mandates are imposed, none of these bullet points matters. Our only concern will be to count ourselves among the few who don’t die of starvation or in the inevitable violence.

At least this would solve our illegal immigration problems. Central America is heaven on earth compared to what Democrats want to turn America into.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 27 2018

Green New Deal Could Be Economic Death Blow

FDR’s New Deal dramatically expanded the federal government and kept the country mired in depression for years. Democrats dream of recreating this achievement with a Green New Deal:

More than 40 Democratic lawmakers support the “Green New Deal” as part of a broad plan to fight global warming and bring about what they see as “economic, social and racial justice.” A poll found most Americans supported the deal, but knew little about it.

All they need to know is that they are good people if they put the Earth first, and bad, greedy people if they don’t want Democrats to confiscate their money and lower their standard of living.

The main backer of the Green New Deal is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a cognitively challenged bartender who next month will become a congresscritter, and who has been christened by both the party establishment and the media establishment as the future of the Democrat Party.

The Green New Deal is not limited to absurd schemes to optimize the climate through massive taxation and regulation, but would also include job guarantees, guaranteed minimum income, and universal healthcare. It is a new name for socialism.

A primary goal is to forbid the use of fossil fuels. If actually implemented, this alone could collapse the economy and result in mass starvation. On the positive side, liberals believe it would make the weather more pleasant for polar bears.

While specifics are lacking, it is clear that implementing the Green New Deal would cost many trillions of dollars. The healthcare aspect alone would cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years, if it came in the form of the Bernie Sanders Medicare for All plan. Universal basic income would probably cost even more, depending on the income. The cost of generating all the energy we require with wind turbines and solar panels is incomprehensible.

Meanwhile, as Democrats prepare their plans to dig deeper at a furious rate, we already find ourselves at the bottom of a very deep hole:

The federal government has added another $1,370,760,684,441.54 to the debt since last December 25, according to numbers published by the U.S. Treasury. …

According to the latest numbers published by the Treasury, which show where the debt stood on Dec. 20, 2018, the federal debt was $21,863,635,176,724.12.

The 1-year increase in debt comes to $10,743.82 per household.

Interest payments on this massive debt will become increasingly burdensome:

Those payments are projected to triple to more than $600 billion by 2023, reflecting rising interest rates as well as the exploding deficit. That figure approaches the amount the U.S. spends on national defense every year, and dwarfs what it spends on agriculture, Medicaid, income security and veterans’ programs…

Like the economists say: if something can’t go on forever, it will stop. The only argument for letting Alexandria et al. take charge is that it would get the inevitable collapse over with quickly.

The scariest part is what will follow the collapse. Progressives are banking on communism or something very like it. That’s why they don’t mind bringing it about.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva.

May 07 2019

New York State Descends Into Ecotyranny

There is no guarantee that the USA will always be a First-World country with a modern standard of living. Imagine if the people running New York State controlled the whole country. In less than a generation, we would be right where they want us — shivering in the dark:

An environmental bill unveiled Monday could block construction on a pipeline that would bring natural gas to [New York City].

Natural gas is clean and affordable. Liberals oppose it on incomprehensible ideological grounds, because it is a fossil fuel.

The legislature, sponsored by Sen. Jen Metzger (D-Ulster County) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Queens), would ban the development of new plants or pipelines and also direct state energy officials to create a plan for moving the electrical grid entirely off fossil fuels by no later than 2040.

It is said by some that this will somehow improve the weather.

If passed, the measure could put a stop to any project that has yet to be permitted, including the 23-mile-long Williams pipeline, set to carry fracked natural gas from shale fields in Pennsylvania, through New Jersey into the five boroughs.

Nuclear power might make up the difference, without emitting the harmless carbon that we are told to regard with superstitious dread. But liberals won’t allow that either.

That’s fine. What does New York City need energy for? Blackouts help members of the community get to know each other. People you never knew were your neighbors might come through your door — with the help of an axe, as law and order give way to chaos.

The new bill is only part of the lunatic campaign to abolish the reliable energy required to sustain New York.

Lawmakers are also weighing a vote on the Climate and Community Protection Act, which calls for a 100% reduction of all emissions by 2050, attaches fair labor standards to green projects and includes equity provisions that require 40% of the state funds used for the transition away from fossil fuels be invested in low-income communities and communities of color.

Imagine Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using the powers of a dictator to inflict her demented Green New Deal. How long would the lights stay on? Not only New York City, but the entire state is ruled by people like her, so we may find out. If national elections go poorly, the entire country will find out.

On a tip from Sean C.

Mar 10 2019

Why AOC’s Mom Left New York

Tax & spend firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mother Blanca no longer lives in New York. Like many others, she escaped the state because it is run by moonbats like her daughter, and the taxes are consequently too high to bear:

If AOC and her allies are able to inflict the Green New Deal, Florida won’t be far enough; Blanca will have to escape the USA.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Feb 06 2019

The High Price of Green Posturing

Green posturing comes at a high price. Fortunately for pols, they aren’t the ones who pay it — we are:

Political leaders in a college town in central Texas won wide praise from former Vice President Al Gore and the larger Green Movement when they decided to go “100 percent renewable” seven years ago. Now, however, they are on the defensive over electricity costs that have their residents paying more than $1,000 per household in higher electricity charges over the last four years.

That’s right – $1,219 per household in higher electricity costs for the 71,000 residents of Georgetown, Texas, all thanks to the decision of its Republican mayor, Dale Ross, to launch a bold plan to shift the city’s municipal utility to 100 percent renewable power in 2012 when he was on the city council. …

His decision to bet on renewables resulted in the city budget getting dinged by a total of $29.8 million in the four years from 2015 to 2018. Georgetown’s electric costs were $3.5 million over budget in 2015, ballooning to $6.3 million in 2016, the same year the mayor locked his municipal utility into 20- and 25-year wind and solar energy contracts to make good on his 100 percent renewable pledge.

Here’s what residents got for the money:

Ross was elevated to celebrity status, appearing in scores of articles and videos, both at home and abroad. Al Gore made it a point to feature the Texas Republican mayor at renewable energy conferences as well. Ross was even featured in one of Gore’s documentaries.

They must be so proud — even if the 100% renewable energy claim is “nothing more than spurious sloganeering” because “wind and solar power can’t be relied on to keep the lights on 24/7/365.”

After AOC and the rest of the radicalized Democrats take power, the whole country may be as proud — and as broke — as the residents of Georgetown, Texas.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Aug 23 2018

New Republic Demands an End to Automobiles

Firearms and automobiles mean the same thing in private hands: empowerment of the individual. That’s why authoritarian collectivists — i.e., progressives — seize on every opportunity to attack our constitutional right to bear arms. You didn’t need a crystal ball to see that soon they would come after cars too. A recent piece in the New Republic screams “The Modern Automobile Must Die”:

[T]he only way to achieve these necessary, aggressive emissions reductions to combat global warming is to overhaul the gas-powered automobile and the culture that surrounds it.

It is a matter of political faith that warm weather is a problem and that cars have anything to do with it.

In 2010, a NASA study declared that automobiles were officially the largest net contributor of climate change pollution in the world.

2010 was during the Obama administration, when the politicization of NASA reached such comical extremes that Administrator Charles Bolden declared the agency’s “foremost” mission to be Muslim outreach.

By “pollution,” they mean CO2, which is not only harmless by indispensable, as it makes the plants grow. Yet we are expected to quiver in terror as the liberal establishment gasps,

[T]ransportation is now the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States…

Interestingly, the piece acknowledges that this is about freedom:

[G]as-guzzlers symbolize nearly every cliche point of American pride: affluence, capability for individual expression, and personal freedoms.

No New Republic reader would indulge in something as gauche as American pride.

Another interesting admission is that electric cars create more emissions than regular cars if the electricity comes from burning coal. No one could seriously think sufficient electricity to keep millions of cars on the road could be generated by solar panels, wind turbines, pixie dust, etc.

When a failure to deal responsibly with mental illness combines with lack of security (and sometimes cowardly/incompetent law enforcement) to produce a school shooting, the liberal media bends over backward to channel everyone’s emotions into hatred for those who defend our right to bear arms. Expect a similar exploitation of traffic accidents. A taste of what’s to come:

[A]ccidents are among the leading causes of death in the United States. “If U.S. roads were a war zone, they would be the most dangerous battlefield the American military has ever encountered,” [The Atlantic’s Edward] Humes wrote. It’s getting more dangerous by the day.

At least they corrected the article so as not to state that Chrysler is a German automaker.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Jan 19 2017

At the Last Minute, Obama Flushes $500,000,000.00 of Our Money Down “Green Climate Fund”

As the last days of this debacle wind down, Obama has been delivering his final kicks to our teeth — and to our bank accounts:

Obama’s State Department, with just hours to go until it is overhauled by the incoming administration, announced Tuesday a half-a-billion-dollar contribution to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund.

“The Green Climate Fund is a critical tool that helps catalyze billions of dollars in public and private investment in countries dealing not only with the challenges of climate change, but the immense economic opportunities that are embedded in the transition to a lower carbon economy,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said at a Tuesday press briefing, according to the Washington Post.

That is, our money was thrown at other countries, in the futile hope that they will use it to improve the weather.

Converting the money into $1 bills, piling it up in a mound several stories high, and lighting it on fire would have been a vastly better use of it. That might have opened a few eyes to a far more serious threat than the ever-changing climate — our ever-growing and ever more wasteful government.

Obama had already thrown another $500 million at this foolish fund, and had pledged a total of $3 billion. Wasting money is easy when it is other people slaving away to create the wealth it represents.

If Trump puts a stop to this insanity as promised, that alone will make him a vast improvement on Obama.

On tips from Steve A and Mr. Freemarket.

Jul 10 2016

Newt Gingrich Responds to Dallas by Echoing Black Lives Matter Rhetoric

Just when I thought nothing could further lower my opinion of Big Government “conservative,” Trump Train passenger, and Nancy Pelosi couchmate Newt Gingrich, he responds to a racial militant assassinating five police officers by echoing Black Lives Matter rhetoric in a video with self-described “rowdy black nationalist” Van Jones. From The Daily Caller:

“If you are a normal, white American, the truth is you don’t understand being black in America and you instinctively under-estimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk,” Gingrich said…. He spoke about how Jones has to speak to his children about dealing with police officers but for white parents it isn’t necessary as, “it’s not part of your normal experience.”

The former House Speaker continued on to speak about progress he has seen since growing up in Georgia in the 60’s. “We’ve come a fair distance, now we have a black mayor of Atlanta, and have had a series of them in fact. We have John Lewis who went from marching on Selma to a Democratic whip in Congress. But we’ve stalled out on the cultural, economic, practical progress we needed.”

But there is a solution to get that cultural progress going again. Just murder a few police officers, and peddlers of political correctness will eagerly bark about how more must be done to appease perpetually angry blacks.

Gingrich said that lack of continued progress past “legality” of blacks in America can “[create] the kind of alienation where it begins to become legitimate to think about, whether it’s in songs or slogans or whatever, the shooting of policemen.”

Wait a minute, did he just say that because blacks feel alienated (far more a consequence of liberal propaganda than anything the police ever did), it can “become legitimate” to advocate assassinating cops?

This irresponsible moonbat could be the Republican VP candidate. Not a pretty state of affairs.

Now Newt has topped even this.

On a tip from Rob E.

Oct 01 2015

New York City Council Honors Ethel Rosenberg

It would be hard to imagine a society so twisted and insane that it would revere the memory of Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed for treason after helping the Soviet Union to acquire American nuclear technology that might yet result in the death of millions of us. Yet here we are living in it:

Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed with her husband for treason in 1953, was honored Monday by the City Council on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Three council members joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in issuing two proclamations lauding Rosenberg, a Lower East Side resident, for “demonstrating great bravery” in leading a 1935 strike against the National New York Packing and Supply Co., where she worked as a clerk.

She and her husband Julius were communists; that’s why they wanted to help Stalin nuke us out of existence.

It isn’t only the cockroaches running New York City. Millions throughout the country voted for and to this day still support a president who has predictably repeated Ethel Rosenberg’s crime by facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by our current worst enemy, the terrorist regime in Iran.

As Daniel Greenfield observes,

What the Rosenbergs did for Stalin, Obama did for the Ayatollah Khamenei. …

This isn’t just Chamberlain. It’s Vidkun Quisling and Philippe Pétain. It’s not bad judgment. It’s treason. Obama has not merely appeased Iran out of fear; he sympathizes with its anti-American grievances. …

His foreign policy has been based on empowering the enemies of the United States to turn their grievances into a “defense” against American influence and intervention.

Anyone who bothered to look into Obama’s intellectual background might have predicted it.

The traitors who turned the USSR into a power capable of destroying the world were motivated by the same hidden agenda as the proponents of the Iran nuclear deal. …

Obama has betrayed America. He has betrayed the American victims of Iranian terror. He has betrayed the American soldiers who were murdered, maimed and tortured by Iran’s terrorist armies. He has betrayed hundreds of millions of Americans in the homeland who will be forced to raise their children under the shadow of Iran’s nuclear terror.

Yet not only is Obama not standing trial for treason, he has not even been removed from office. His idiot sidekick is polling well to succeed him. Further and if possible worse betrayals will follow.

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On tips from Sean C, Torcer, Stormfax, and barfomer.

Jul 15 2015

Obama’s Deal Entails Protecting Iran’s Nukes From Israel

Obama’s deal with Iran doesn’t just greenlight both nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles with which to deliver them to America’s shores for our worse enemy and the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. It doesn’t just provide a regime that has been at war with the USA with up to $150 billion to spend on proxy wars and terrorism. It does this:

The United States and other world powers will help to teach Iran how to thwart and detect threats to its nuclear program, according to the parameters of a deal reached Tuesday [supposedly] to rein in Iran’s contested nuclear program.

Obama doesn’t want our ally Israel taking out Iran’s nuclear facilities like it did with Iraq.

“The United States and its partners have just become the international protectors of the Iranian nuclear program. Instead of rolling back the Iranian nuclear program, we’re now legally obligated to help the Iranians build it up and protect it,” said one Western source present in Vienna and who is apprised of the details of the deal.

There’s more:

In addition to teaching Iran how to protect its nuclear infrastructure, world powers pledge in the agreement to help Iran construct next-generation centrifuges—the machines that enrich uranium—at its once-secret nuclear site in Fordow, where Iran has been suspected of housing a weapons program.

If this isn’t insanity in the classic rubber room sense, then Daniel Greenfield is correct:

Obama and Kerry have not made this deal as representatives of the United States, but as representatives of a toxic ideology that views America as the cause of all that is wrong in the world. This is not an agreement that strengthens us and keeps us safe, but an agreement that weakens us and endangers us negotiated by men who believe that a strong Iran is better than a strong America.

That is to say, the only word for it is treason.

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Why shouldn’t they laugh? Thanks to Obama, they are winning.

On tips from DinaRehn, R F, Stormfax, and Byron.

May 20 2015

NYPD Stops Arresting Drug Dealers Over 40

The reversal of the Broken Windows policy that was noted yesterday has been thrown into overdrive as New York City plunges headlong into anarchotyranny. Police have been told to stop arresting drug dealers over the age of 40. I’m not kidding:

The city’s narcotics cops are being told to stop arresting suspects over the age of 40 — a major strategy shift designed to target younger dealers, who are more likely to carry guns and use them, The Post has learned. …

The new policy was laid out in a May 14 memo obtained by The Post that scolded police bosses for busting people outside the 18-40 demographic — and demanded written explanations for arrests of midlife perps.

Division commanders who got that memo immediately ordered the rank and file to stop making collars in that age group and threatened officers with transfers and other discipline if they did not comply, according to multiple police sources.

Don’t blame the cops. Blame those who voted de Blasio into office.

Commanding officers vented about the directive at a Friday meeting with [Assistant Chief Brian] McCarthy at One Police Plaza, according to sources.

“You’re telling us not to lock these people up,” one of the officers said. “However, the people over 40, they could be your burglars, they could be responsible for car break-ins, they could be responsible for robberies.”

McCarthy allegedly responded, “I’m glad you brought that up, but [the bosses] don’t give a s–t.”

Gasps a veteran source:

“I’m blindsided by this. I don’t even know what to say. We’re letting criminals go. Crime is going to skyrocket.”

Murder already is under de Blasio’s criminal-friendly leftist rule.

Come back tomorrow, to see if they have stopped arresting drug dealers altogether — or next week, to see if muggers are getting a pass.

Just don’t try selling coffee or an order of sweet and sour pork in a Styrofoam container. After July 1, the NYPD will come down on you like a ton of bricks.

Under anarchotyranny, the police are more prevalent than ever. They just don’t do anything useful.

Compliments of Stormfax.

On a tip from seaoh.

Jan 26 2015

Greenpeace Moonbat Calls for Beheadings

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, liberals adore Muslims even more than I knew:

A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments are merely the latest in a long history of warmists advocating the killing of people who question global warming dogma.

On January 21st, in its ‘Climate Consensus – the 97%’ section, the Guardian published an article entitled “Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past”, which was illustrated with a fake, but nonetheless rather gruesome image of a severed head.

The article drew hundreds of comments, including one from ‘Bluecloud’ on the day the article was posted, reading “Should that not be Ridley’s severed head in the photo?”

Further down he added “We would actually solve a great deal of the world’s problems by chopping off everyone’s heads.”

That would be the Final Solution to the supposed problem of mankind’s allegedly harmful effect on the climate. The projected self-hatred that characterizes left-wing ideology reaches its apogee in radical environmentalism, which could best be described as a cult that worships its own hatred of humanity.

Matt Ridley actually believes there is such a thing as global warming caused by human activity, despite temperatures not having risen in 18 years even in the face of sharply rising CO2 in the atmosphere. However, he at least recognizes that the imaginary problem is not urgent — which is what has the zealots literally calling for his head.

“Bluecloud” has been identified as Gary Evans, a Greenpeace-funded “sustainability consultant” — i.e., a useless person. After his comment was deleted by Guardian moderators, he started making denials, but the Internet is forever:

bluecloud-behead

Don’t be too sure Gary wasn’t being literal regarding his desire to behead people. Calling for the death of “deniers” who won’t drink their Kool-Aid is standard practice among Al Gore’s disciples (e.g., see here, here, and here).

A repressive and pernicious ideology based on lies will always fall back on coercion and violence. That as much as hatred of Western Civilization may be the strongest bond between Muslims and moonbats.

On tips from Popular Technology and Dan.

Jan 17 2013

Green Boondoggle Could Give ChiCom Military Advanced Military Technology

We are doing more for the communist Chinese military that will soon challenge ours for dominance than financing it with the payments on Obama’s monstrous and ever-growing debt; soon we may provide it with advanced American technology — in the name of saving the planet, of course.

Obama awarded a grant of $250 million of Stimulus money to a firm called A123 to make batteries for electric cars, which also [like Solyndra et al.] went bankrupt and now is trying to pay off its investors by auctioning the company.

The high bidder at $256 million in a December auction was the Wanxiang Group, which has close ties to Communist China’s government. Its chief executive is one of the wealthiest men in China, a prominent figure in the Chinese Communist Party.

This sale is dangerous to U.S. security because it involves the transfer of advanced battery technology using lithium iron phosphate, which produces longer-life, lighter-weight, higher-power and more stable batteries that can operate in both very low and very high temperatures. …

China is eager for this acquisition because of its potential use in space weapons, anti-satellite missiles, lasers, and counterspace systems. Retired navy Vice Admiral Barry Costello, former commander of the Navy’s Third Fleet, says the sale of A123 will give a big boost to China’s military expansion and warfare capability in space, cyber warfare, and unmanned vehicles, all of which rely on battery power. …

If Wanxiang owns A123′s intellectual property and highly skilled technicians, that means controlling today’s battery technology plus a ten-year leap in development. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) warn that the deal could give Wanxiang “access to these defense contracts and technology used by multiple branches of the U.S. military.”

That 10 years’ worth of precious technology was bought and paid for by American taxpayers.

The U.S. military has made a big investment in A123′s technology, which the Army’s chief of technology acquisition has called the “technology of the decade.” To develop it, the Air Force spent $4 million, the Navy spent $700,000, and the Army spent $21.8 million.

This is why electing a guy who spent his entire life surrounded and mentored by communists, who belonged to the communist New Party in Chicago, and who spews Marxist rhetoric at every opportunity wasn’t such a great move regarding America’s strategic interests.

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Soon to get a fresh boost from US technology.

On a tip from facebkwallflower.

Nov 05 2012

Desperately Dealing the Race Card

Bill Maher seems to have figured out that the $1 million he gave to the Obama campaign was as thoroughly wasted as a green energy subsidy. In utter desperation, he screeched:

“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you.”

Failing to vote for Romney is a vote to endorse Bill Maher’s mentality.

Oh. He was kidding.

On tips from Bill T, Shawn R, Bob Roberts, and Artfldgr.

Dec 14 2011

Obama Forces Navy to Buy $16/Gallon “Green” Fuel

This is what happens when we choose for our Commander in Chief an economically incompetent left-wing Chicago politician with no noticeable concern for our national security:

The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon.

The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama’s neo-Keynesian economic ideology.

Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands of gallons of alternative biofuel in place of standard JP-5 fuel for Navy aircraft — the biggest federal purchase of biofuel ever.

It’s part of the White House’s “we can’t wait for Congress” strategy as the 2012 election year looms. But JP-5 typically costs less than $4 a gallon. If a family on a budget started filling up with $16-a-gallon gas, it might want to adopt the motto, “we can’t wait to go broke.”

Why pour a fortune down this particular rat hole?

As J.E. Dyer noted over the weekend on the Hot Air Green Room, “a member of Obama’s presidential transition team, T. J. Glauthier, is a ‘strategic advisor’ at Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy. Glauthier worked — shock, shock — on the energy-sector portion of the 2009 stimulus bill.”

Solazyme had already gotten a nearly $22 million chunk of change out of the taxpayers thanks to the 2009 stimulus.

Rule of thumb: If it has “Sol” in its name, you do not want Obama giving it your money (in addition to Solyndra and Solazyme, examples include SolarCity and Solexel).

And this is only the beginning of this two-for-one bad deal — swindling taxpayers while ravaging national security. Obama’s Agriculture and Energy departments and Navy plan to spend $510 million over three years buying biofuel for military and commercial purposes, bypassing Congress by “leveraging Defense Department procurement.”

Obama’s “Green Fleet” initiative may seem like a combination graft and envirokook posturing, however,

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead found himself publicly insisting that the Green Fleet was not a “public relations gimmick,” claiming that “it’s more than simply ‘how green can we be seen?'”

Meanwhile in China, where the interest payments we make on the debt Obama has been running up are not spent on $16/gallon moonbat fuel but on building up an imposing fleet,

As tensions grow over local maritime disputes and U.S. influence in the South China Sea, China’s president said Tuesday that its navy should “make extended preparations for military combat,” the AFP reported.

Good-bye Taiwan. It was nice having you as part of the free world.

On tips from Nobody and Sam Adams.

Sep 26 2011

Green Garbage Moonbattery Causes Stink

The nice thing about ignorance is that it provides so many opportunities for learning. For example, Seattle area greenies recently learned that rotting garbage stinks:

A year after the city of Seattle required residents to recycle food scraps, the results have been impressive: in 2010, the city’s contractor diverted 90,000 tons of Seattleites’ banana peels, chicken bones and weeds out of landfills and converted that waste into rich compost prized in gardens.

All across the arctic, grateful polar bears raise their gentle paws in a gesture of thanks. But wait…

The company turning that waste into compost has come under fire by citizens and others who complain of a pungent stench emanating from its two facilities located outside of Seattle. Cedar Grove Composting has gotten more complaints than any other company since 2007, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency that regulates air quality in this region.

The battle over odors got messier this summer when a tribal official and a mayor from a town neighboring one plant appealed directly to Seattle to intercede with its vendor. …

Mike Davis, who founded the Citizens for a Smell Free Snohomish County, said at times he and his wife can’t open their windows or be outside their Marysville home because of the smell. “It’s pretty bad. … It feels like standing in the middle of a trash pile,” he said.

Inflicting a horrendous stench upon suburbanites and worse yet sacred Indians is a heavy price to pay for green posturing. Not to worry, though; Big Government has a silver bullet solution for all of the problems it causes — spend:

A Washington state legislator stepped in to urge parties to agree to an independent study tracing the odor sources. Seattle city officials recently met with company representatives and said the city is willing to chip in money for such a study.

Residents already know where the stink is coming from. But the important thing is for bureauweenies to create an illusion of constructive activity by throwing money in the air.

You would think government would be better at dealing with waste — considering that waste is what it does best.

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“Smells like compost… Tastes like compost… Good thing I didn’t step in it.”

On a tip from David O.

Sep 13 2011

Even After Solyndra, Obama’s Green Corruption Continues Unimpeded

Solyndragate cost the American taxpayer a staggering $535 million. But far from being impeached and facing criminal charges for this exposed money laundering operation, President Zero plows full steam ahead, rewarding his bankrollers with bushels of our money in the name of phony “green energy” boondoggles:

On September 7, the [Department of Energy] announced its plan to guarantee 80 percent — or $275 million — of a $344 million private loan taken out by the firm SolarCity. The company installs rooftop solar systems that harvests electricity SolarCity then sells.

The guarantee means that if SolarCity’s project does not succeed, the DOE will use taxpayer money to pay back 80 percent of the company’s private loans.

Sweet deal. Here’s how it was secured:

The Chairman of SolarCity, Elon Musk, is a major financial supporter of the president. On April 15 of this year, Musk donated $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund. He also gave an additional $5,000 to the Obama campaign.

Like Solyndra officials White House visitor logs show Musk has visited the Administration at least four times since 2009.

Then there’s Solexel, which has been handed $13 million by Obama’s DOE:

Solexel is financially backed by venture capitalist Steve Westly. In 2008, Westly bundled for Obama’s presidential campaign, bringing in more than $500,000. Westly also served as a California co-chair and was a member of the National Finance Committee for the Obama for American campaign.

He’s at it again for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. So far, Westly has bundled between $100,000 and $200,000.

The looting won’t stop until Obama’s hand is forcibly removed from the cookie jar, or the entire economy collapses under the weight of the debt he has been running up while burying his supporters in an avalanche of stolen money.

On tips from LarryG and GoY.

May 23 2019

AOC Denounces Cauliflower as Colonial

Normally, moonbats want us to eat vegetables. We are told that we must replace meat with them, in order to improve the weather. But not all vegetables are good.

After “racist,” the ultimate pejorative among progressives is “colonial”; it refers to the spread of that which they most hate: Western Civilization. Now we learn from font of knowledge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that cauliflower is colonial:

Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that growing cauliflower in community gardens is part of the “colonial” attitudes that her Green New Deal will stamp out.

Community gardens are a “core component” of her Khmer Rouge style proposal to radically restructure society under the pretense that this will somehow prevent the climate from continuing to fluctuate the way it always has. But just as air travel and fossil fuels must be eradicated, so must cauliflower.

Evidently, white people eat cauliflower. Therefore, it is bad and makes the climate angry. We must grow yucca instead.

See for yourself what we are ruled by thanks to moonbattery:

Nonwhites are “naturally attuned to live in an environmentally conscious way.” That’s why you don’t see any pollution in places like Africa.

Not white people though. They screw everything up with their colonial cauliflower.

It was also interesting to learn that AOC’s relatives in Puerrrrto Rrrrico live off the land. I had assumed they mostly live off welfare financed by US taxpayers.

On tips from Kate P and demoKKKrat RACIST *STILL* GOV.

May 15 2019

Jay Inslee Demonstrates Transportation Plan

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for president on a single issue: the global warming hoax. What will we do for transportation if maniacs like Inslee are able to inflict their totalitarian lunacy on the scale of the Green New Deal? He demonstrates:

Unbeknownst to Inslee, the electricity to make his juvenile scooter go was probably generated by burning coal.

Hat tip: Other People’s Videos.

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