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?