Thursday, December 30, 2010

Total Crap: Farmland Edition

You know who else liked creating man made famine.....(rhymes with Stalin.)

The federal government, more concerned over the Delta smelt (a small, inedible fish) than feeding people, allowed a court order to cut off water deliveries for seven months out of the year to the Central Valley at the same time a drought hit. The combination turned a once-fertile breadbasket to the world into a Dust Bowl.

Fresno is the agricultural capital of America. More food per acre in more variety can be grown in the fertile Central Valley surrounding this community than on any other land in America — perhaps in the world. Yet far from being a paradise, Fresno is starting to resemble Zimbabwe or 1930s Ukraine, a victim of a famine machine that is entirely man-made, not by red communists this time, but by greens.

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Lunch Box of Fail

School officials destroy girl's college plans over knife mix-up.

Introducing the new Pampered Chef prison shiv! Guaranteed to suck the future college aspirations out of some sweet young high school senior and/or cut an apple with the greatest of ease.

I'm just glad something like this could never happen in America. Wait, what?

The Constitution: It's old and stuff

... and confusing and gimmicky and like totally open for interpretation.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hawaii Gov. v. The McBirthers - it's on.

I don't get this. Why, if the original certificate exists, has it not been shown to anyone outside of the Honolulu records department? All this non-release just continues to feed the so called conspiracy junkies with a steady diet of black helicopter and Manchurian.

With over 40% of the citizens in this country questioning the citizenship of the president, maybe it's time to just show the form already, eh?

I guess it's probably just less work to make fun of people that question anything the government does. Isn't that right, Chris Mathews?

Monday, December 27, 2010

"The inversion of human values"

Although this did not occur in the United States, it vividly illustrates the way in which the rights of the criminal are often placed woefully above the rights of the victim.

‘I Am the Mother of the Boy that Was Brutally Slaughtered by Your Son…’

via Big Peace This letter was forwarded to a blogger on a Dutch news site. It was written by a woman in Antwerp to the mother of an imprisoned Moroccan criminal. The woman wrote the letter after seeing the criminal’s mother on a Flemish television news program.

Many thanks to Timo of the Dutch Defence League for the translation:

Dear Madam,

I saw your vehement protests in front of the TV cameras against the transfer of your son from a prison in Aarlen to a prison in Leuven. I heard your complaints about the distance that separates you from your son and the difficulties you have in visiting him.

I also noticed the media attention from journalists and reporters about other mothers in similar situations: they are defended by several organization for human rights and such.

I am also a mother, and I completely understand your protests and discontents. I want to join you in your battle because, as you will see, there is also a large distance between me and my son.

I work hard, earn less, and have the same financial difficulties in visiting my son. With a lot of effort I can reach him on Sundays, because I work all the other days, even Saturdays, and besides that I have my family duties towards my other children.

In case you didn’t understand it yet: I am the mother of the boy that was brutally slaughtered by your son, in the gas station he used to work for at night to pay for his studies and support his family.

I will visit him again next Sunday. While you hold your son in your arms and cuddle him, I shall only lay some flowers on his modest grave at the city cemetery.

Oh, and I almost forgot: you don’t have to worry, the state keeps a part of my lousy wage to pay for a new bed for your son, because he burned the two previous ones in his cell where he is doing time for the brutal crime he committed.

Finally, also as mothers, maybe we can contribute something to stop the inversion of human values. Human rights should only be there for the rightfully deserving.

So much for a letter from a grieving mother. Maybe this is something that we, in these dark days, should think about more often!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Went to bed in America...

...woke up in 1940's Soviet Union.

After posting video critical of airport security on YouTube, a total of SIX agents (four, that's right FOUR air marshalls and two sheriffs deputies) showed up the guys house to confiscate his federally issued cockpit gun.

The message to be taken away: Don't criticize the government, apparently, they will shoot the messenger.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I can die now, I have officially seen everything.

Massachusetts School Issues Permission Slips for Pledge of Allegiance

Via FoxNews
The principal of a public school in Brookline, Mass., is asking parents to fill out permission slips before their children can participate in a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gerardo Martinez, the principal of The Devotion School, informed parents that the school would begin reciting the pledge in January over the public address system. Attached to the letter was a form that asked parents to check either: "Yes, my child will participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance" or "No, my child will not participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance."

Amazingly, the parent's reaction is almost as insane as the issue of the permission slips in the first place:

"It's uncomfortable," Judi Puritz Cook told the Local Wicked newspaper. "The pledge is a promise, and I've always taught my kids to think very carefully before making any promise. It's not a decision I want to make for them."

Sarah Wunsch told the newspaper the permission slips were "really strange.""It suggests that this is a decision for parents alone," she said, noting that children don't lose their right of expression once they walk into a school building."

These people are completely missing the point, if they think the problem here is that little Timmy might lose his right of expression or have a "promise" decision made for him.

Seriously, where are cameras? This has to be a joke.

As for the actual wording on the slip, well, it's even more fun:

"I urge you to have a conversation as a family to help your children understand why I will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and to support them in feeling comfortable and confident in the decision on whether or not to participate," Martinez wrote in the letter.

13% Approval?

Wow. Still that high, huh?

New Govt. Agency: WTF

Otherwise known as the Wikileaks Task Force. They wanted to call it Losers Managing American Output, but that was already taken.

via The Blaze
Since our government wasn’t competent enough to stop Wikileaks from ever happening, at least they have a sense of humor about it:

The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks. Officially, the panel is called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But at CIA headquarters, it’s mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: W.T.F.

The irreverence is perhaps understandable for an agency that has been relatively unscathed by WikiLeaks. Only a handful of CIA files have surfaced on the WikiLeaks Web site, and records from other agencies posted online reveal remarkably little about CIA employees or operations.
For those unfamiliar with the term, WTF is a colloquial term for “what the fu**?”

Candy Canes = Danger

The new scourge of society: Christmas Cheer

Monday, December 20, 2010

Protecting you 364 days a year...

Okay, so let's give Mr. Janet Napolitano a break, day 365 is probably just Flowbee day, -- anyone with half a brain knows you can't hunt terrorists and get a Jack Donaghy haircut all in the same day.

Christmas: the new C word

NPR reporter apologizes in advance for saying the word Christmas, if you'll excuse the expression.

Joe Biden v. Charles Brown

I'm sure the creation of this video has a back story, but...., I have no idea what it is.

UPDATE: I think it has something to do with this, although, I'm still marginally confused.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Purple Heart Edition

"I'm just glad I stepped on that IED. Otherwise, it would have been one of my buddies." Army Sgt. J.D. Williams, triple amputee.

BUTTE — U.S. Army Sgt. J.D. Williams never really wanted a Purple Heart. Nobody does, he said. The 23-year-old Harrison High School graduate is missing his right arm and both legs, amputated after he stepped on an improvised explosive device in October in Afghanistan.

An infantryman with HHC 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry, Williams, who grew up in Anaconda, spent more than five months fighting the Taliban and pushing toward an end to the war. On Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m., Williams took one wrong step. The blast sent him 20 feet in the air, he said, and left a 6-foot crater in the ground. When the smoke from the explosion cleared and Williams could finally see again, he rolled over and tried to assess his injuries. He remained conscious the entire time.

Williams calls himself a lucky man. "I really think God has a purpose for me on this planet," he said. "I will find it, whatever it is."

The cards, letters and support keep Williams motivated, his mother said. "They keep him positive and remind him he is still a hero," she said. "If he did not have the support he has, the excruciating pain might have brought him down."

Donations, cards and letters to Sgt. J.D. Williams and family may be sent to:

Powless Guest House
No. 330, c/o Ashlee Williams
3298 George C. Beach Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Read more via Montana Standard The Billings Gazette

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ghost Cities of China

What's the dealio? Is this part of the grand illusion required by all communist countries, or do these guys just like to build stuff?

Via MailOnline
These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction.

Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices.
Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country's vast swathes of free land. View more photos

Oh, THAT Zipper Club...

The Royal Snub

Via Daily Caller President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William’s wedding next year.

Because Prince William is not yet heir to the throne, his wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a ‘state occasion’ – and the couple feel under no pressure to fill the 2,000-strong guest list with heads of state, the Mail understands.

Truth be told, the new royal couple really just didn't want another iPod.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good News: Now we're suing McDonalds

So the battle for the hearts, minds, and stomachs of our youth rages on. I wish they would just hurry up and shut down McDonald's altogether. Ever since I gave my 6 year old the reigns to the family budget and the keys to the car, it's been nothing but Happy Meals.

Monet Parham is spearheading the suit backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), aimed at stopping the fast-food giant's use of toys in marketing aimed directly at small children. A mother-of-two from California launched a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's, claiming the toys given out with Happy Meals unfairly lure kids into eating unhealthy food.

The CSPI says such marketing illegally exploits children. Parham says the main reason her six-year-old daughter, Maya, asks to go to McDonald's is to get toys based on Barbie, i-Carly, Shrek, or Strawberry Shortcake.

"I am concerned about the health of my children and feel that McDonald's should be a very limited part of their diet and their childhood experience," said Parham, from Sacramento. "But as other busy, working moms and dads know, we have to say 'no' to our young children so many times, and McDonald's makes that so much harder to do.

"I object to the fact that McDonald's is getting into my kids? heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat." read more

CNN Anchor: Americans suck or something...

...and they should accept paying higher taxes.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Threatcon: F(atboy)

The latest threat to national security: fat kids. Sure, it's embarrassing, but dangerous?

via HotAir In her war on childhood obesity, which culminated today with the president signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into law, First Lady Michelle Obama has done and said some questionable things.

But arguably nothing has been as disingenuous as her comments today, which included the observation that

when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight, childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.

One might well wonder in what way childhood obesity could be construed as a threat to national security. It might be if everyone in the nation were conscripted into military service as a matter of course, but we haven’t had a compulsory draft since 1973.

In addition, there are currently 75.2 million children living in the U.S., judging from the best available data. As of September 30, 2010, there were 1.4 million Americans on active duty in the military with another 850,000 on standby in the seven reserve components. Combined, those numbers come to 2.25 million, which means that discounting the “one in four”—or 18.8 million—American children who are obese leaves a pool of 56.4 million able-bodied future volunteers.

Bon Jovi: Advisor to Presidents

Okay, okay, not the band, just the guy. And no, he's neither bangs czar nor AquaNet czar.

According to the Washington Post, The White House announced on Tuesday that Bon Jovi will serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions. Established by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009, the 25-member panel serves to provide advice on "the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs."

I think we can all agree that former hair band-ers know what's best when it comes to mobilizing citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively to solve specific community needs.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh no you din't!!

That's right, she actually said "we can't just leave it up to the parents". I'm serious, she just said "we can't just leave it up to the parents". 

More importantly, I want to know when I can expect the government to do my laundry and help take out the trash.

CA inmate gets Kosher Festivus meals ... no, really.

It's a Festivus Miracle and/or I have a lot of grievances to air about the stupidity of the Orange County Jail....

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Festivus for the rest of us?

A convicted drug dealer in California cited his adherance to the holiday celebrated on a famous episode of “Seinfeld” to get better meals at the Orange County jail.

The Orange County Register reported Monday that Malcolm Alarmo King disliked the salami meals served at the jail, so he used his devotion to Festivus as a reason to get kosher meals reserved for inmates with religious needs.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Burris says King got salami-free meals for two months before the county got the order thrown out in court.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Support the troops for the holidays!

Awesome music and supporting the troops -- mmm, smells like Christmas in here, can somebody pass the cran-apple-tini!

Buy a copy of Dirk Etienne's Music, Martinis & Mistletoe before Christmas and half of the retail sales will be donated to Visit to purchase your copy today.

Strike one against ObamaCare

Today’s ruling by a federal judge in Virginia, declaring the health-insurance mandate in ObamaCare unconstitutional, is not the last word by any means. But to paraphrase Vice President Biden’s line about the law, it’s a big bleepin’ deal. Read More

At the same time support for ObamaCare drops to a new all time low of 43%. (Reminding us yet again that this nation is still at least 43% ass clown.)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rich people are crybabies...

Thank goodness to the government for all this free enlightenment ... I seriously had no idea there might be more to life than making money. And yeah, rich people, how can you be proud of being rich knowing so many kids are on food stamps ... because if you would only pay more taxes, those same kids would,, just be on more food stamps.

Seriously all this class warfare is sooo Russia c. 1917. I don't hate the rich, I want to be the rich. And can we honestly feel good about having ANYONE pay 35% of their income on taxes? Just to put it in perspective, that's $350 on every one thousand dollars earned. WTF?


And by awkward, I mean embarrassing...

I had my theory that Obama was just a kid sitting at the grown-ups table, but actually having to bring Dad in to rescue you from the press...say it with me, ouch!

Friday, December 10, 2010


2012 blowing in the wind

Just admit it, you know you're totally waiting for that thing to blow off.....

Donald Trump's Hair Blowing In The Wind from BuzzFeed on Vimeo.

Just another prick on the wall.

LONDON (AP) — The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has issued a public apology for climbing on top of one of Britain’s most important war memorials during violent student protests against rising university fees.

Charlie Gilmour says he wants to say sorry for the “terrible insult” to the thousands who died for the country. He says he did not realize the Cenotaph in central London commemorates Britain’s war dead. He added in a statement Friday that he was ashamed for his “moment of idiocy.”

The must-have bumper sticker of the season

Diversity (in Food)

Apparently the people of South L.A. like their food too fast. Thank goodness the government has stepped in to slow things down.

The message to be taken away from all this: People are dumb...unless they hold government jobs.

Modern President

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

Is it just me or do these people seem a little nutty?.... I must say the signs are pretty offensive but not nearly as much as the fact that one of the them is wearing sweat pants in public, gross! I would also like to add I think it is funny that they hate "the gays" but look pretty stereotypically lezbo to me. All the one on the right needs is a softball bat and a "I heart Home Depot" t-shirt and she'd be accepted for "butch" night at any given gay club. So I say embrace your inner Chastity Bono ladies and let the hate slide off your freshly permed female mullet. In short put the signs down and step away from the hate!

Here's what one of their members had to say “Do not live like Elizabeth Edwards or you will die like her and spend eternity in Hell where the worm never dies and the fire is never quenched.”

Read full article here

Racially Profile Taxi Passengers?

Ok actually I don't really care about this but I would like to say my Christmas wish is for Mr. Mateo to become the administrator of the TSA!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New member of the drum circle!

Alleged leaker Bradley Manning: hero to Berkeley?
Seriously? Yeah...Berkeley...the place that said no to going to war after Pearl Harbor. Hippies...they just stink.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Good News: Rangel receives standing ovation

Bad News: You have to wade through 2 minutes of Charlie Rangle blah, blah, blah to get to it.

Perhaps the Democrats in Congress have just confused "standing ovation" with public flogging in the town square.

Via Big Governement All this for a guy who has committed blatant and recurring Federal and State tax fraud, illegal use of four rent-controlled apartments in New York City, using his Congressional letterhead to illegally solicit funds for his private foundation from lobbyists for companies he was writing tax regs on, outrageous conflict of interest, failure to declare over $600,000 in income, in other words, the sort of stuff that would get you or I locked up for a long time....

But instead poor Charlie was censured. Whatever the hell that is.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Give it up yall!

Nanny O'the Month

That uniform is waaaaaay closer to a Speedo than it is to any lingerie I've ever seen -- so I guess this means the European men's recreational swim team isn't welcome in OKC either, eh?

Ohhhh Emmmmm Geeeee

Where do I start.

First of all, these guys admit they voted for him, which is tantamount to admitting you're an idiot.

2nd, do you seeeeeeriously expect me to believe any single one of these #1 Fans would be against tax cuts if they actually had to pay any reasonable amount of taxes?

Can someone please direct these people away from the kool-aid showers?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The DREAM(on) Act

Via Hotair - Democrats haven’t had time to deal with the tax hikes scheduled for the end of the year, nor have they put together a budget for the current fiscal year — but they’ve had enough time to submit four different versions of the DREAM Act in the last ten weeks. That speaks volumes about the perverse priorities of the Democrats in Congress, and to their refusal to listen to the people who elected them — and to those who sent some of their number into early retirement. After spending all year angering the electorate by passing massive bills without bothering to read or publish them before a vote, all while the economy stagnated, they want to end their majority control in the exact same manner.

The DREAM Act is only part of a larger recurring nightmare of Democratic control in Washington, a nightmare from which we are about to awaken.

Ut-oh ... looks like the Republicans found their feisty bone....

Well imagine that...

Via Fox News - In the past 10 years, HIV infections have dropped by 20 percent. Medical experts say the combination of new treatments and a greater focus on prevention has been a success story.

But, according to specialists in the field and AIDS activists alike, in sub-Saharan Africa -- where efforts on raising awareness and relief is credited with saving 5 million lives -- the game changer has come as a direct result of massive U.S. funding that began in 2003.

U2's lead singer and world-renowned humanitarian Bono credits former President George W. Bush with leading the charge on the issue.

"Even people who are snide and snarky about the United States of America have to admit that millions and millions of lives have been saved by American taxpayers," Bono told Fox News' Bret Baier during an interview with the lead singer and the former president taped at Bush's Dallas, Texas, office. Read more

Maybe now Bono won't be such a hug dodger and I can go back to sort of liking U2.


So this little fella is being called a "gamechanger" for Afghanistan -- as if our problem was weaponry related. I'm sure if we were actually serious about turning those armed Afghani cave dwellers into mince meat, the technology might already exist.

Rules of Engagement: making warfare politically correct since 1962.

An act of Gwar

1. Really Toby?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Looks a little British Parliament all up in here.

Hmm, I guess it is okay to offend Christians

Fresh from the taxpayer funded Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery!

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is under fire for hosting an exhibit that is filled with homoerotic art, an image of Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and a video of Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants, outraging conservative leaders and prompting some Republican lawmakers to call for a congressional investigation.

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he condemned the use of taxpayer money for the exhibit but would not call for the removal of the exhibit.

"American families have a right to expect better from recipients of taxpayer funds in a tough economy," Boehner said. "While the amount of money involved may be small, it’s symbolic of the arrogance Washington routinely applies to thousands of spending decisions involving Americans’ hard-earned money at a time when one in every 10 Americans is out of work and our children’s future is being threatened by debt. Read more

Side note:
let's just thank our lucky stars this wasn't an icon from a certain other religion.

UPDATE: Hmm, so maybe it's not okay to offend Christians.
Under pressure from outraged taxpayers and calls by members of Congress to investigate its funding, the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution removes a controversial video exhibit entitled 'A Fire in My Belly' — which includes a depiction of Jesus on the cross being eaten by ants.

Opting out of telling the whole story

While we were led to believe the opt-out protest was a huge bust, maybe there was a bit more to the story. Like how do you opt-out of a trip through the McLeery Scan if you're never asked to go through it?

Via Redstate "While we were there urging the public to opt out for five hours, the line moved very fast. What we observed was that not one person was asked to go through the machine. We did not see anyone being patted down after going through the gun detector machines either.

The media spun the whole Opt Out Day as a failure because the media failed to investigate whether the TSA was using these machines that day and if these enhanced’ pat downs were being done."

And here comes the Tequila Par-tay

Latino leaders swirl around the idea of a Tequila Party.

I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but there’s talk,” said Fernando Romero, president of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, Nevada’s oldest Hispanic political group. “There’s discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote.” read more

With all the recent hubbub of the Tea Party, who wouldn't want to jump aboard the party barge? But if you ask me, that vote is already pretty damn powerful - if you have any doubts, just wait til election season, then slam a shot of tequila every time you hear the words "latino vote".

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Freedom Frisk?... Yes Please!

Sarah Palin points out hypocrisy in the media

Love her or hate her Sarah Palin does make a good point when she brings up the double standard with the way the media reports stories on her vs. Obama. With a recent facebook post she cleverly lists quite a few Obama gaffes which for some reason the media didn't pick up on. Now it could have been they were in the middle of Photoshopping his picture on MT. Rushmore or simply too busy finding Obama memorabilia to fill their hope chest with but either way when Obama makes a mistake the media is harder to find than a tree hugger at Bath and Body Works or the soap aisle in any given store. When Palin makes a mistake the media pounces on it like it's the last Chinese baby at the adoption agency....

Read Palin's facebook post here.

Pretend discrimination at the skating rink

So this lady is filing a lawsuit because she was asked to remove her headwear at a skating rink. Well, guess what hijab lady? You're not the first, I was asked to remove my headwear at a skating rink too.

Was I offended? No.

Were the other skaters offended by my hat hair? Probably.

Initially, I thought it sounded like a ridiculous request, but after giving it a little thought, I realized the request was not ridiculous at all. If my hat flies off while I'm in the middle of a killer salchow, someone might get hurt. Do I want little Timmy,to get tripped up over my runaway headwear? Absolutely not.

They will try to push this as a religious intolerance case, but it's total crap. The rink has a sign clearly skating NO HEADWEAR. They offered to let her wear a helmet over her headwear and she said no. They try to make the story even worse by claiming she missed the party -- um, they didn't ask her to leave, she just wasn't allowed to skate if she didn't follow the rules set out for her own safety.

Chris Christie on Jimmy Fallon

Government Motors cheesy thank you video

That's all fine and good that they feel like they've recovered enough to make some lame thank you video ... except for the fact that none of the company’s previous stockholders got any money, not one cent of compensation, yet the union is on its way to recovering all of its money.

“We just sat and watched [the stock offering]. We got nothing, screwed again.”

Via HotAir

Prepare for new junk searches...

Somali-born teenager plotted car bombing at Oregon tree lighting ceremony.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.

The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him.

Yelling "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" — Mohamud tried to kick agents and police after he was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.

"The threat was very real," said Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. "Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale,"

Read more

Number one: does this mean we will be naked scanned/junk searched before entering all vans and/or attending all tree lighting events?

Number two: how can they say the "threat was very real" when the guy was trying to blow up a van with fake explosives ... that they gave him?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Coming soon! - to a country near you

ENGLAND - Girl, 15, arrested over 'Facebook Koran burning video'

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English language version of the Koran.

The 15-year-old, who lives in the West Midlands, allegedly posted the video, filmed two weeks ago on her school premises, on Facebook. The video was reported to the school and subsequently removed, police said. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of making threats. Both have been released on police bail. Read more

Hmmm, and here is where I wonder out loud if someone would be arrested for burning the holy book of any other religion? I'm gonna take an obvious leap and guess no.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Opt-out Protest: Party of One

A big shout out to Jimmy for having the Speedo covered balls to do this...

But why are they calling the bike shorts a Speedo, and why is he calling Mr. Janet Napalitano big sis?

Pilgrims Hate Socialism.

National Wimp-Out Day

Instead of opting-out, looks like most holiday travelers are just wimping out. That's the spirit people, fight the power ... or not. Read more

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Despite his "mock turtle neck"...he knows what he's talking about!

Bankrupting America

Don't touch my va-jay-jay!

"Technique, technique, technique"

funny animated gif

Mythbusting TSA Competence

The goods start at about 1:05.

Are you $#!tting me?!!!

I don't know what to be more excited about ... the fact that my tax dollars are actually paying for this @#!t, or the fact that this innocent child now knows what it's like to live in a police state.

Korean Time Bomb

Another skirmish between the Koreas. Now if only one of these skirmishes was big enough to topple the completely insane government that runs the place. That would be a great day for the civilized world and especially great for for the millions of people that live (and starve) in North Korea a.k.a. the world's largest prison camp.

Coincidently, my recent documentary theme has been North Korea, last night's movie was Independent Lens: Seoul Train. The documentary follows defectors trying to seek refuge in, or simply pass through China. However, they are usually denied refugee status and instead arrested and returned to North Korea where they face severe punishment or execution.

In the scene shown, a North Korean family is trying to pass the gates of the Japanese Embassy. They were arrested and would normally have been returned to North Korea, but because the story became so high profile, the family was actually allowed passage to South Korea. None of the others in the movie were nearly as lucky.

So, what's the big deal with freedom? Watching this movie should clear that up for just about anybody...

Ground Zero Mosque Bids for Federal Funding

Excerpts from the AOL article View full story.

The developers of a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero are seeking federal redevelopment grants reportedly worth $5 million, further infuriating some families and first responders.

"I think it's an insult to the 9/11 families. It's another smack in the face," retired Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches, who lost a firefighter son during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, told the Daily News.

"Why would we give them money ahead of so many other worthy groups?" Tim Brown, a retired firefighter who was a first responder on 9/11, told the New York Post.....

"We are now turning to the challenging but important task of sorting through the applications to identify those that address long-standing community and cultural needs," corporation spokesman John De Libero told the Daily News.

Those seeking funds must show a "nexus to revitalizing the World Trade Center site and its surroundings," Julie Menin, a member of the corporation's board, told The Times. Proposals focused on creating jobs and partnerships with other organizations in the area would be favored, she said. She told CNN the grants would range from $100,000 to $1 million.

"There are going to be very tough choices," she told The Times.

The grants are expected to be awarded early next year.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Human Rights Kabuki Theatre

Representatives from Iran, North Korea, Lybia and Cuba, amongst others, rip into the human rights abuses of the United States. No, really.

I'm having a hard time picking my favorite, I think I might have to go with North Korea, but probably only because I just watched Kimjongilia (available on Netflix Instant Play).

Wait a minute, did U.S. guy seriously just say he was "proud to be there ... humbled by the recognition"?! Dude!

Drinking game bonus word: Islamaphobia

Handy Holiday Travel Tips

Knowing what to expect is half the battle.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Con Air was sooo ahead of it's time.

It's funny cause it's true!

Junk Touching

Excerpts from the brilliant mind of Charles Krauthammer view entire article.

Not quite the 18th-century elegance of "Don't Tread on Me," but the age of Twitter has a different cadence from the age of the musket. What the modern battle cry lacks in archaic charm, it makes up for in full-body syllabic punch. Don't touch my junk is the anthem of the modern man, the Tea Party patriot, the late-life libertarian, the midterm election voter.

...everyone knows that the entire apparatus of the security line is a national homage to political correctness. Nowhere do more people meekly acquiesce to more useless inconvenience and needless indignity for less purpose.

The ultimate idiocy is the full-body screening of the pilot. The pilot doesn't need a bomb or box cutter to bring down a plane. All he has to do is drive it into the water, like the EgyptAir pilot who crashed his plane off Nantucket while intoning "I rely on God," killing all on board.

This time you have gone too far, Big Bro'. The sleeping giant awakes. Take my shoes, remove my belt, waste my time and try my patience. But don't touch my junk.

Bush on Leno

Wow, the difference 2 years (and an Obama presidency) can make.

Seriously, listen to the reception this guys gets.

Should be in public schools in about a week.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Amen sista.

Ann Coulter hits the nail on the head with her latest rant on the grope fest going on at airports.

Read Rant Here

Regulating Stupidity

Okay, so the equivalent of 4 beers and 4 sodas crammed into the handy convenience of 1 can is pretty crazy, but if we're gonna let these people vote and go off to war, we should probably trust them to do their own shopping.

I think the terrorists might have won...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Totally NOT Rawesome

Raw foods: the new scourge of society.

That just happened!

Dick Cheney makes fun of one of the many empty promises made by little Barry.

Dems: not the coldest beers in the fridge

In what appears to be an early Christmas present to American public, Democrats have decided to double-down, literally, keeping both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in leadership positions.

Read more about Pelosi here. See Reid video here (not recommended as it involves actually having to see Harry Reid.)

Enhanced security (in a Taiwanese nutshell)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We need more Flag Boy!

Toy pig removed from farm set to not offend Muslims...

Not that I agree with ridiculous over the top PC crap but why was there a cop on the farm in the first place?
Click here to read article

Yay! I LOVE backwards day!!

That's awesome.

After a California school asked this patriotic lad to remove the U.S. flag from his bike, he got a little back up from his friends....

In state tuition for illegals, hell yeah!

California court upholds in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants.

Good news out of state college kids trying to go to school in California, apparently to get the good rate, all you have to do is establish Mexico. Really, it all makes perfect sense.

The California Supreme Court weighed in Monday on the politically charged immigration fray when it ruled that illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. read more via Townhall

Reality bites.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lame Duck Amnesty

After the raging success of the last crappy piece of legislation the Democrats rammed down our throats, who can blame them for wanting to make it a double? Not me my friend, not me.

Reid has promised a Senate vote on immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act, which would give hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants a conditional path to legal residency. As Congress reconvenes this week for the final session of the year, Reid now has roughly a month to make good on his promise.

TSA Screener accosts 3 year old...

Fresh from the "You gotta be $%!#ing me!" file....

Via Red State The TSA recently implemented new supposed security measures , which include a mandated trip through a full body scanner that shows you in all your naked glory, or lack thereof. It’s all cool, though, because if you don’t wish to have your naked body ogled, you can always get felt up instead via the new “enhanced pat-down” option. It’s all about choice, baby! Whichever you prefer: leering or groping.

Surely, you’d think, this wouldn’t be done randomly, but would rather be a targeted measure. And, you’d also think, certainly the absolutely random subjection of children to such “pat-downs” wouldn’t occur. Well, you’d be wrong on both counts. Of course this isn’t targeted – that would be too profile-y and stuff! Because, tolerance. Or something. You see, because we must tolerate those who wish to kill us, we cannot offend them. We cannot be perceived to be singling out a certain group. We must, therefore, waste time and resources using terrorism countermeasures against, you know, NON-terrorists. And we are to pretend that 90-year-old grandmas from Nebraska flew planes into buildings on September 11th. Or that three-year-old girls strapped bombs to their shoes or in their underwear.

Obamacare Waivers - 111 and counting

Well, isn't that convenient... and just a little bit hilarious. So I guess people really do put their own self interests first. Hmmm, that's weird and just another reason why socialism can't, won't, and doesn't work.

As a side note: gee, there sure are a lot of Unions on that list...
  • The Service Employees Benefit Fund
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust Fund
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 195
  • Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
  • Employees Security Funds
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Maximus Local 455
  • Service Employees International Union Local 25
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1262
  • Musicians Health Fund Local 802
  • Hospitality Benefit Fund Local 17
  • Transport Workers Union
  • United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (AFL-CIO)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Enhanced Pat Down (Lite)

Soooo, if we can't pat down these guys, seriously, what's the point?

CAIR: TSA Can Only Pat Down Muslim Women’s Head, Neck

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel notice to Muslim airline passengers, warning them that new regulations from the Transportation Security Administration violate certain religious rules.

According to CAIR, the TSA’s new “enhanced pat down” policy should be limited to searching only around Muslim women’s head and neck if they are wearing a hijab and that Muslims objecting to the enhanced full-body scans have the right to request the pat-down procedure be done in a private place.

In February, the Figh Council of North America, a group of Islamic scholars, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that full-body scanners violate Islamic law. Read more via the Blaze

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