Friday, September 28, 2012

Conservative Christian Republicans Behave a Lot Better Than the Other Side

Conservative publication Hot Air made a very interesting multi-cultural/inter-religious comparison yesterday, one well worth drawing attention to:

“Midtown Manhattan has been the scene of much religious reflection and blasphemy of late. One act of solemn reflection took place at the 140-year-old Central Synagogue on 55th Street, where Jews assembled on Wednesday to observe Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. While they prayed, a few blocks away a man who has called the state of Israel a ‘malignant cancer’ prayed as well—for their and its destruction. In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly (video here), outgoing Iranian ‘President’ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked God to bring ‘a new order’ that ‘will do away with… everything that distances us.’ If the intent wasn’t clear enough, he later explained in an interview with the Associated Press that he expects that Israel will soon become an ‘historical footnote.’

“Today the blaspheming continues at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery on 57th Street, where the state-sponsored ‘artwork’ Piss Christ goes on display for a month. The work, in case you missed the controversy that swirled around its debut in 1987, consists of a photograph of a crucifix floating in the artist’s urine.

“The week has been noteworthy not only for its anti-religious acts but for the conspicuous inaction on the part of those whose faiths were defiled. Jews chose not react to Ahmadinejad’s incendiary remarks by storming the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in New York or by burning the Islamic flag in the streets of Manhattan. Christians did not fire bomb the D.C. headquarters of the National Endowment for the Arts, the government agency that funded the creation of Piss Christ, or demand that its artist, Andres Serrano, be ‘cut up into little pieces’ (the fate suggested by one Muslim protester for the maker of the anti-Islamic film).”

For that matter, it seems that, as a general rule – with some definite exceptions, admittedly – the stereotypical Christian, conservative and/or Republican is much better behaved than the stereotypical non-Christian, liberal and/or Democrat.

Take “controversial” conservative commentator and writer Ann Coulter’s gutsy appearance on the notoriously liberal talk show, “The View.” Touting her new book, Mugged – which details liberals shameless race-mongering on non-racial issues – she graciously and intelligently dealt with comments like:

·         Ann, I need you to tell me what you are trying to say in this book. Because we don’t know what you’re trying to say,” from Joy Behar, who incidentally has wished on past occasions on live TV for Mitt Romney’s house to burn down, and told 2010 GOP Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle that she was a “bitch” who would be “going to hell.”
·         You know what, hold up, Ms. Coulter. Please stop. Please stop. If you’re going to talk about race, at least know what you’re talking about. At least know what you’re talking about. Tell me how much you know about being black?” from Whoopi Goldberg, who has flat-out admitted that she’s “playing the damn race card” before, supposedly after trying and trying to hold it back as a general rule.
·         “You make such divisive comments and incendiary comments and hateful comments at times, it makes people not want to pick up your book and read it,” from Sherri Shepard (who incidentally was adorable on Dancing with the Stars last season), who could then only point out “voter suppression, which is obviously trying to keep black and Latino” people politically enslaved as an example.

It might be shocking that somebody other than a conservative, Christian Republican could possibly behave unreasonably… but the evidence keeps mounting up nevertheless.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Liars, Totalitarians and Egotistical Ignoramuses… Oh My!

Did you know that the U.S. economy didn’t really grow 1.7% in the second quarter like we were originally told? As with so many other official estimates and analyses, the numbers didn’t really pan out the way they were first touted to be. Now we’re being told that economic growth really only rose 1.3%, “as farm production in the Midwest was reduced by a severe drought.”

Nothing to do with President Obama’s incredibly irresponsible leadership, of course. Nor can it possibly have anything to do with his administration’s deliberate and repeated attempts to rewrite facts in their favor. Like with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ continuing disregard for federal campaign laws that prevent her from touting her boss on the public dime, integrity is only demanded of Republicans.

Did you know that 55% of small business owners don’t think the current political environment is at all conducive to starting a new company? Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers explains that “There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the America people.”

Did you know that President Obama and his cronies don’t want to put their egos aside? They’re perfectly content to force their will on everything from public school children’s eating choices to when waiting passengers can and cannot walk in airports… after they’ve cleared security.

Did you know that brain-dead celebrities like desperate-to-be-young-again Madonna think that they actually have something intelligent to contribute to the political discussion? (Then again, maybe they do considering Madonna’s stupid slip-up in referring to Obama as “Muslim,” which he certainly came across as during his latest United Nations speech). Did you know that other Obama supporters like Mona Eltahawy, a self-described “liberal Muslim,” consider it “freedom of expression” to graffiti privately-paid signs in public places if they don’t like them?

Did you know that the kind of education system we have – the one that produces idiots like the three just mentioned – is prompting children to treat each other so badly that more and more of them are turning to suicide, like 13-year-old Cade Poulos?

And finally, one last question: Did you know that life doesn’t have to be this difficult?

Make a change this November… and then hold those elected accountable for once.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Libya’s Magarief Concludes That Anti-Islamic Film Had Nothing to Do with U.S. Embassy Attacks

Let’s just get this straight once and for all…

The U.S. embassy attacks in Libya and Egypt back on 9/11/12 were not about the anti-Islamic film that nobody saw.

That’s according to none other than Libyan President Mohamed Magarief, himself. In an interview with NBC News, he noted that the video, “The Innocence of Muslims,” had been available for a while by the time the attacks happened.

In other words: “Reaction should have been, if it was genuine… six months earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September. They chose this date, 11th of September, to carry a certain message.”

No offense whatsoever to Magarief (though the same can’t be said about another President. *Cough. Cough. Obama.*), but duh!

If you know the facts, which our political figures such as President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should and doubtlessly do have at their disposal, Magarief’s conclusion is something far short of rocket science.

Yet American leaders continue to dismiss the attacks as practically justifiable due to a film that nobody’s really seen even to this day.

This isn’t smart. It isn’t brave. It isn’t even particularly safe.

It’s just pathetic.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

France Takes Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to the Next Level

Remember how in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the words “father” and “mother” are considered exceptionally naughty terms that only the most audacious dare to say?

The science-fiction, futuristic novel, which was written and published in the early 1930s, revolves around a monotonously structured, easily controlled, thoughtless and godless society. And I’m sure, at the time it was written and down through the decades, it seemed extremely unrealistic… despite little changes here and there in society that might possibly be perceived as comparable.

In Brave New World, the populace tries to drug itself out of negative emotions, seeking to numb the ability to be depressed instead of trying to understand the root of depression. Likewise, Huxley’s characters don’t care about the truth, only entertainment.

Sound familiar?

Of course it does. And it has for at least a generation now, only getting worse as time goes on.

But France is taking the next step in proving Aldous Huxley something more than a mere fiction writer. Thanks to a draft law stating that “marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender,” the words “father” and “mother” will no longer be used in any government documents.

Essentially, they’re banned, certainly not from private life but definitely from any public sector creations. Sure, it’s for different reasons than given in Brave New World, but the result is just the same.

Is it just me, or is that kind-of freaky?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pansy-Pacifist Obama Accuses Romney of Warmongering

As the presidential elections continue on, President Obama is taking (yet another) farfetched tact to try shifting focus away from the abysmal economy he’s been in charge of these past several years.

This time, he’s accusing Mitt Romney of warmongering… which is kind-of funny considering how much room there is to move between that kind of belligerent mentality and Obama’s bowing, scraping, apologizing form of pansy pacifism.

Yet in his typical fashion, the President ignored truth and reality on Sunday in a “60 Minutes” interview, taunting his Republican challenger to man up and admit that he wants another war.

But there’s a difference between wanting a war and responding appropriately to provocations of war made by foreign powers. A major difference, in fact.

When our embassies are attacked and our diplomatic personnel murdered overseas, those are good reasons to become hawkish. Similarly, when such aggression isn’t completely condemned by the powers that rule over those lands, it’s time to do something other than apologize profusely, which Obama has done and is still doing.

Such pansy performances just encourage our enemies and ill-wishers to kick us a few more times while we’re down… or worse.

Certainly, Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi sees our current diplomatic policy as an opportunity to further his own Islamic agenda. As Fox News reported yesterday:

Morsi criticized U.S. dealings with the Arab world, saying it is not possible to judge Egyptian behavior and decision-making by America cultural standards. He said Washington earned ill will in the region in the past by backing dictators and taking ‘a very clear’ biased approach against the Palestinians and for Israel.”

In other words, we got what we deserved and Morsi ain’t apologizing.

Then again, why should he when Obama is apologizing enough for everybody?

Everybody, that is, except for Israel. When it comes to that Jewish state and its concerns –particularly regarding Iran and its very real, very scary nuclear threat – the President is content “to block out any noise that’s out there.”

Apparently Mohammed Morsi isn’t the only one to have Islamic leanings... The difference is, Morsi's clearly holding the whip.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Muslim Protests Rage on While We Do Nothing but Grovel

It’s getting rather difficult to think of Islam as a religion of peace when Muslims seem so ready and willing to riot, threaten, disrespect and even kill anytime they feel slighted.

Some nobody makes a video that nobody watches and suddenly it’s a global crisis filled with stormed embassies, dead ambassadors and diplomatic staff members, and burned flags. Someone else publishes an unflattering cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad and the next thing, French embassies and schools in 20 Muslim countries are closing their doors for fear of similar attacks.

Heck, in Libya, when rioting Muslims found Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, they apparently danced around with his corpse and in his blood. Yet despite such barbaric behavior, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is saying it’s all our fault?

“Anti-American violence throughout the Muslim world, ostensibly over a cheap Internet film denigrating the Muslim prophet Muhammad, may be misguided, but it’s a result of “the lack of dignity, the lack of respect that they’re being shown.” And it’s up to America to change policies to calm things.

“That’s the message a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official brought to a television interview Sunday.”

By now, it’s to be expected that Muslim leaders support or excuse such disgusting behavior. And, as much as it’d be nice to say otherwise, the same can be said about Western media and politicians, who both jumped on that dangerously inane bandwagon as soon as it started rolling.

Reuters reports: “Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday as anger over insults to the Prophet Mohammad boiled over despite calls from political and religious leaders across the Muslim world for peaceful protest.” Yet it seems to cite one single “peaceful” figure, Egypt’s highest Islamic legal officer, who doesn’t even get named.

Press TV, meanwhile, is quoting Cyrus McGoldrick, “an American civil rights activist,” who says that “The anti-Islam film produced in the U.S. is more about ‘power politics’ than freedom of speech.” What it fails to add is that McGoldrick is a CAIR representative, nor does it mention that the original attacks were pre-planned and not spurred by the stupid movie at all.

And our government isn’t any better. Earlier this year, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley was condemned by the Joints Chiefs of Staff for teaching a course deemed offensive to Islam at the Joints Forces Staff College, and then fired from his teaching position altogether.

We bend over backwards, look the other way and tolerate their disrespect of us… so please tell us defenders of Islam, what do you really want from us before you’ll stop the violence.

Thing is… We probably don’t want to know the answer.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What the United States of Obama Would Really Look Like

If you go to, you can find a “screen print designed by Ross Bruggink and Dan Olson of Studio MPLS. Limited edition (250 units), hand-numbered, 24” x 36” and made in the USA” for $35.

The featured picture of said item shows a white background with an imitation American flag crudely painted in the center. The depiction is comprised of five red lines that look finger-painted and, where the stars in their dark blue background would usually be, a fading blue Obama O symbol.

Far be it from me to say that comes across as egotistical, dictatorial and even anti-American. But since President Obama’s reelection campaign team brought it up, it seems fair game to discuss what the United States of Obama would look like should it come to pass (more than it already has)…

The United States of Obama would be ruled by a cheesy amateur and celebrity wannabe, who prefers to pal around with Hollywood elites and even devotees so desperately attached to him that they’ll dress up in lame pirate costumes for photo ops. Meanwhile, the “little people” (i.e. the hardworking middle class and business owners that don’t have the necessary political connections) would be stuck with $1.8 trillion per year in taxes from Obamacare and other federal regulations… 20 times the estimate originally given.

That’s according to the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute. Meanwhile, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office now estimates that nearly six million – not the four million originally projected – will be hit with fiscal penalties (i.e. taxes) when Obamacare completely sets in.

The United States of Obama would be supervised by lackeys who are more intent on getting their jollies off with Columbian prostitutes than thinking about national security. And it would devote billions of dollars to insupportable pet projects like the fight against climate change, despite continuing evidence that the world really isn’t going to melt away anytime soon.

And who knows? Considering Obama’s constant pandering to Muslims everywhere, The United States of Obama might even jail Christians for exercising their right to freedom of speech. That just happened in Egypt when Coptic Christian Bishoy Kamel allegedly posted anti-Islamic and anti-government cartoons on Facebook, and Obama already seems perfectly willing to at least bring such people in for questioning…

In other words, the United States of Obama would be an egotistically directed, anti-American dictatorship.

Far be it from me to say such things all by myself, but facts are facts. And those facts aren't pointing anywhere else.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Obama’s Bang-up Job Costs Him in the Polls

Apparently we Americans aren’t quite as dumb as our current president makes us look, judging by the latest approval numbers concerning Obama’s foreign policy.

On the back of the U.S. embassy debacles in Egypt and Libya and the unrest that only seems to be growing from there, more Americans are finding Obama a bit lacking on a global scale. Previously, he apparently had a 54% approval rate from the nation’s masses in his dealings with other countries; on Tuesday, however, that number had slipped to 49%.

Yes, that’s still way too high considering how many allies he’s insulted – Britain, Israel, France, etc. – since taking office and how many enemies he’s kowtowed to – China, Russia, Iran, etc. – at the same time. But it’s progress nonetheless, proving that despite our abysmal education system, Americans can still be taught.

We’ve certainly been schooled about Obama’s ability to do his job here at home. The economy stinks, and people are becoming more and more dependent on the government instead of their own smarts and initiative.

The Congressional Research Service recently released data indicating that the President’s policies – particularly his decision to alter the 1996 welfare reform law, which limited how much financial aid able-bodied adults without dependents could expect from the government – has led to a humongous increase in such adults on food stamps… 1.9 million in 2008 to 3.9 million in 2010.

It also has to be stated that, due to his belief that border security is unimportant, many of those people probably aren’t even American citizens. Essentially, we’re paying law-breaking foreigners to live here when we can’t even afford to take care of our own people.

Michigan alone has a government-estimated 4,000 noncitizens on its voter rolls (Can anybody say voter fraud?), and who knows how many who aren’t listed quite so prominently.

Not that Obama cares a bit though, since he’s too busy being buddy-buddy with the likes of Beyonce and Jay-Z for yet another star-studded fundraiser.

With all of that going on, it’s no wonder that Michelle Obama’s security refused to let a student, who was wearing a “Gators for McCain” t-shirt – in to one of her campaign stop speeches at the University of Florida.

It's all too obvious that this administration doesn’t care about details like America’s standing in the world, economic growth, individual responsibility, fiscal and national security, ethical or even legal political play, or bipartisan courtesy.

It and everybody associated with it is far too focused on itself to be bothered with anything or anyone else.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Michelle Obama Forces Her One-Size-Fits-All Opinion on Public School Cafeterias

Michelle Obama strikes again with her anorexia-promoting policies.

Evers since her equally overbearing husband took office, she’s been shoving her non-nutritional, high-handed opinions down Americans’ throats: Pressuring restaurants to cut their portion sizes, lecturing incessantly about the evils of obesity, and going on national television to promote the utterly asinine idea that “The greatest national security threat that we have is obesity.”

She’s also been messing around with public school cafeteria menus, dictating what students can and cannot eat. Her latest move is especially controversial, an act of totalitarianism that shows just how narrow-minded and anti-individualistic the liberal mentality really is.

QuotingMilwaukee’s JSOnline: “Following new federal guidelines, school districts nationwide have retooled their menus to meet new requirements to serve more whole grains, only low-fat or nonfat milk, daily helpings of both fruits and vegetables, and fewer sugary and salty items. And for the first time, federal funds for school lunches mandate age-aligned calorie maximums. The adjustments are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 touted by Michelle Obama and use the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

If that all seems healthy in a country that does have an obesity problem, think again. Because there are several very good reasons why Michelle Obama needs to excuse herself from this table:

·         Number One: This mandate covers a wide range of individuals, each a unique combination of male or female, tall or short, athletic or bookish, etc. They also have varying metabolic rates, which can change year to year or even day to day. It’s therefore impossible to just dictate dietary rules and expect everybody to benefit; guidelines are the way to go here.
·         Number Two: The food is apparently awful, a detail not only covered in the JSOnline article but also related to me by teachers that I know. Children and faculty alike are actually bypassing the food lines, thereby encouraging binge eating later on in the day.
·         Number Three: Forcing people to behave a certain way right down to the foods that they eat is not a step towards building a physically, mentally or psychologically healthy society. On the one hand, it can encourage mindless obedience, the very opposite of a flourishing society, which runs on individual innovation, not predictable monotony (i.e. stagnation). And on the other hand, such infringements on people’s rights can inspire revolutionary attempts, complete with destruction, disorder and even lost lives.

If Michelle Obama wasn’t a bona fide socialist with delusions of grandeur, she would publically recognize those facts and stop trying to force her narrow-minded, slaver mentality (Yes, I went there!) on the American people.

If we don’t stop her and her husband, the next thing they’re going to be doing is opening our mouths to check our teeth and feeling up our arm muscles to see how many pounds of their propaganda we can lift at a time.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Iran Isn’t Completely to Blame for Trying to Sue Obama over “the Innocence of Muslims”

It’s utterly ridiculous that the nation of Iran thinks it can sue President Obama for the American-made, so-far-under-the-radar-that-nobody-but-a-few-nomadic-nutsos-originally-knew-it-existed film, “The Innocence of Muslims.” Yet that’s what its government officials are saying.

According to Javad Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution: “A complaint could be filed with US courts against Obama for his violation of articles 18 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) calling for respect of faiths. Article 18 and 27 of the ICCPR, adopted by the United Nation, stipulate that the religion and the rights of the minorities should be respected.”

Apparently, like the bunch of politically correct nincompoops our government apparently prefers us to be, we signed that covenant and therefore can be charged with violating it. Though I seriously tend to doubt it covers the non-sanctioned actions of individual citizens.

Then again, I also tend to doubt that the egotistical, narrow-minded, disgustingly power hungry and utterly illogical Iranian government cares about such details. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his administration say whatever they want whenever they want.

That detail is entirely relevant to note. Yet even so, it’s also important to note that President Obama hasn’t done anything to deter that unrealistic view of international diplomacy, where the United States (or whites/Christians) gives everything and gets nothing in return.

Obama is the politician, after all, who has bowed to foreign leaders, who has traveled the world apologizing, and who has met one international conflict after another with anti-American sentiment. Even now, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department brought Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who made the “Innocence of Muslims” film, in for questioning.

And it seems safe to say that the local authorities aren’t acting completely on their own. President Obama has already established a solid record of such dictatorial behavior.

Would that have happened if Christians had been the victims of negative publicity?

We already know the answer to that. Just like we already know that if President Obama gets his way, this nation will be nothing to brag about in no time at all.

Iran might be utterly unreasonable to try suing Obama over a privately made film, but Obama hasn’t given anybody any reason to be reasonable towards us.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Democrats Are Busy Pulling out All of Their Old Ridiculous Tricks to Reelect Obama

With the elections so close, Democrats are busy vilifying Republicans to fire up their own base.

As usual, they’re neither creative nor accurate in the accusations they’re throwing about.

Take teamster President James Hoffa, who is claiming that “The Republicans are rewriting history.” According to him, they’re ignoring what happened under George W. Bush. “There was no recession. There were no wars. Nothing ever happened during those eight years.”

He went even further in comparing Republicans to Cambodian leader Pol Pot, an egotistical dictator who edited his country’s history books to showcase himself in a more favorable light.

But that’s all rather laughable considering how the Democrats are campaigning as if their candidate hasn’t been in office – complete with scandals, failures, additional or extended military endeavors and utterly messed up diplomatic relationships – for the last four years… not to mention that liberals have been in charge of this nation’s education system for decades.

Then there’s the African-American pastor up in Indiana, who is using the front yard of his church “to let people know there’s been a price paid for the privilege of voting.” To do this, he enlarged a historical picture of white folks all dressed up for the hanging of two black teenagers.

Above the picture, it reads: VOTE!!! Below it reads: Is this a reason to vote?

Rev. Joy Thornton says the sign doesn’t endorse one candidate or the other. But even forgetting that such references are typical fodder for the Democrat party, Thornton then added his fear that black voters plan to sit this election out because President Obama now supports gay marriage.

In other words, he wants to make sure African-Americans hit the polls to vote Democrat. It’s extremely obvious, regardless of whether the Reverend wants to be honest or not.

It also has to be pointed out that it’s Democrats who want blacks – and everybody else, for that matter – dependent and obedient to their party. Not Republicans. Likewise, it’s Democrats who are willing to psychologically lynch any black who doesn’t toe their line, calling them Uncle Toms, House N*gg*rs and the like.

But perhaps the most amusing Democrat ad is the one paid for by the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC, which features Samuel L. Jackson swearing.

“Wake the f*ck up. Vote for Obama!” The notoriously foulmouthed Jackson tells viewers.

An ear-catching tactic, perhaps, but one completely lacking in substance, begging the question: Why don’t Democrats just run on their own record?

Oh wait. They can’t!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Michelle Obama Thinks That Obesity is America’s “Greatest National Security Threat”

Sitting down with surgeon and TV host Dr. Oz, First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t hesitate to “absolutely” agree when he declared “the greatest national security threat that we have is obesity.”

That statement is idiotic in any light, but it’s especially dumb considering that just two days ago, the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya were attacked by the locals, the latter assault resulting in the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three of his staff members.

But forget all that, because obesity is the greatest national security threat that we have today.

According to CBS News, “Wanis al-Sharef, Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

“He said [Ambassador J. Christopher] Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building – deemed safer – after the initial wave of protests at the consulate compound. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.”

In other words, the Libyan government handed U.S. government workers over for the slaughter.

But that doesn’t really matter, because obesity is the greatest national security threat we have today.

Now we’re receiving news that Yemen tried a similar stunt.

Not that you should worry too much about such attacks, since obesity is the greatest national security threat that we have today. At least according to the out-of-touch, spoiled rotten Michelle Obama, who steadfastly supports her equally elitist husband, Jimmy Carter II.

But even forgetting the mindless hatred the Middle East is all too happy to display towards us, anybody who maintains a modicum of intelligence or honesty has to acknowledge that the First Lady is grossly ignoring reality by agreeing to any such claim.

How about the budget deficit and our out-of-control spending habits?

How about our worsening education system, which encourages students to grossly underachieve?

How about our unprotected national borders?

Believing or even saying that our “obesity epidemic” trumps the list of ways this country is killing itself is utterly insensitive, blatantly inaccurate … and just downright stupid.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Muslim Protestors Attack U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Libya, Murdering Four

Yesterday, on the anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya were attacked.

In Egypt, a mob of angry Muslims protesting some American-made anti-Mohammad film “scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy… tore down the American flag and burned it,” all while yelling “There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger.”

In Libya, their actions went beyond vandalism, trespassing and severe international disrespect. In Libya, the Muslim mob managed to get its hands on U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other embassy staff members.

Libya’s leader has since apologized and vowed to find and punish the offenders.

But personally, I don’t think that’s enough.

I’m not advocating full-out war over these atrocities, though I’m also not ruling out a proper show of power either. But I do wholeheartedly believe that we should withdraw all support from both nations.

Forget giving them any international aid or financial backing. They want to treat us with such disrespect and murderous hostility? Well then, just like an egotistical adolescent, they should learn that there are consequences to actions.

Yet instead, all we get is words. Words from Libya – which is admittedly better than what we seem to be getting from Egypt – and words from our own President, who seems merely content to shake his finger and say the word “bad” a few times while crossing his fingers that the whole thing goes away in time for the November elections.

Actually, that’s really not quite fair. The Obama administration also apologized.

“Hours before the attacks, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a statement saying that it condemns ‘the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.’ An administration official later told ABC News that ‘no one in Washington approved that statement before it was released and it doesn’t reflect the views of the U.S. government.’”

Yet the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is an official arm of the U.S. government. So it automatically reflects “the views of the U.S. government” as certainly as two plus two equals four.

Unfortunately, this incident once again highlights how Obama doesn’t understand – or doesn’t care – that his job encompasses more than just the golf course.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

11 Years after the 911 Terrorist Attacks, the Question Remains: Are We Any Safer?

So today is the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In some ways, it feels like it’s been a lifetime. In others, like a heartbeat.

But one way way or the other, it would be nice to think that our government has made us safer since then, but I’m not really sure that’s true. Not when TSA agents grossly abuse their power to inconvenience and even terrorize children, invalids, the elderly and other unsuspicious, unsuspecting travelers, while simultaneously failing just about every security test thrown at them.

Or how about the Government Accountability Institute’s recently released report claiming that President Obama only attended his Presidential Daily Brief – where he’s supposed to receive critical national security details – 536 times in his first 1,225 days of office… a mere 43.8% of the time.

This is on top of its July report about Obama spending just 412 hours in any kind of economic meetings compared to the 600 hours he tallied up playing golf.

And then there’s the military, which is apparently spending a decent chunk of time and money trying to “green up” its forces by buying up 1,500 Chevrolet Volts, which retail at $40k per vehicle.

With serious conflicts still going on in Afghanistan, a rising threat emitting from Iran and a budget deficit that seems intent on giving Europe a run for its money, why are we wasting our resources on something as non-crucial as this?

Could it be because the Chevrolet Volt is the Obama administration’s pet project that has to succeed at all costs, even if the price tag includes our economic, domestic and international safety?

It’s a sobering question to ponder 11 years after that rude awakening we got one September morning. And it’s one more reason to elect somebody competent this November.

And since Obama isn’t competent – or perhaps just doesn’t care – that leaves Mitt Romney.

Monday, September 10, 2012

President Obama Says It Was “a Mistake” to Humiliate Paul Ryan Last Year

Remember last year, when Representative Paul Ryan came out with his budget proposal?

Remember how President Obama invited him to attend a speech he was giving shortly after, giving him a front-row seat only to lambaste the Republican throughout the entire speech?

Remember how there was ever an apology, despite Ryan making it very clear, very publically, that he found the whole thing exceedingly offensive and immature?

Well, according to Obama, you’re remembering wrong.

“I’ll go ahead and say it,” the President said in a July 11th interview that, for some reason or another, is only coming to light now, “I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there. And so I did feel, in retrospect, had I known – we literally didn’t know he was going to be there until – or I didn’t know until I arrived. I might have modified some of it so that we would leave more negotiations open, because I do think that they felt like we were trying to embarrass him. We made a mistake.”

First of all, Mr. President, which one is it: Do you “think” you weren’t aware or were you actually not aware? Because using the word “think” like sounds rather disingenuous.

Second of all, “Jack Ryan?” His name is Paul Ryan. I understand that you don’t really care considering that he’s a Republican, but misusing somebody’s name like that just makes you come across as an elitist overlord instead of a considerate leader.

Third of all, you “made a mistake?” Really? How good of you to admit to any such imperfection! I didn’t know you had it in you.

And fourth of all, do you really expect any intelligent person to believe you at this point? You are, after all, the man who once told Hispanic voters to help you “punish our enemies;” who considered the likes of Jeremiah Wright, a man who thought the 9/11 attacks were merely America’s chickens coming “home to roost,” your mentor; and who essentially sat back and said nothing while your supporters accused Mitt Romney of uncaringly killing people’s wives.

The Only Explanation for This Tale of the Paul Ryan Mix-up: President Obama Thinks We’re Stupid

Apparently President Obama really does expect us to believe it though, considering the spin his team is trying to give the story. And of course, the mainstream media – this time upheld by ABC “News” – is more than happy to help him twirl that top, hoping all the while that the public will be too dizzy by the time gravity kicks in to know the obvious truth from the obvious lie.

Here’s the supposed scoop, as written by Rick Klein and published on ABC:

“The April 2011 speech set the stage for tense summer of negotiations that ultimately fell apart without a major agreement on spending and debt being reached. That’s the major focus of Woodward’s new book, ‘The Price of Politics.’

“It also was an early volley in the broader debate now playing out on the presidential stage over taxes, entitlement programs, and the nation's fiscal course.

“Last April, shortly after Paul Ryan released his budget proposal, ‘The Path to Prosperity,’ Obama chose to get more specific about his budget goals in a speech at George Washington University in Washington.

“According to Woodward, as plans came together for the speech, a junior staffer in the White House congressional relations office noticed that while the co-chairmen of the president's fiscal commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, were invited to attend, the other members were not.

“Someone in that office thought it would be ‘polite’ to extend invitations to others, even those who voted against the commission's recommendations. When Ryan got his invite, Woodward reports, he thought it was an effort by Obama to extend an olive branch to leaders of the new Republican House majority and ‘triangulate’ a deficit solution, Bill Clinton-style.

“But as Ryan and two GOP House colleagues settled into their seats, barely 25 feet from the president, they were in for a shock. The president lit into the Ryan budget plan, saying it was ‘less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America.’
Woodward writes that the ‘spotlights in his eyes’ prevented the president from immediately noticing that Ryan was in the audience, though he was seated in the front row.

“Ryan thought it was a planned attack, and he was incensed. Ryan rushed out of the room even as Gene Sperling, a top Obama economic aide, tried to stop him to explain that the speech ‘wasn't a setup,’ Woodward writes.

“‘I can't believe you poisoned the well like that,’ Ryan told him.”

Let me repeat my favorite parts:

“Someone in that office thought it would be ‘polite’ to extend invitations to others, even those who voted against the commission’s recommendations.”

“… the ‘spotlights in his eyes’ prevented the president from immediately noticing that Ryan was in the audience, though he was seated in the front row.”

“… a top Obama economic aide, tried to stop him to explain that the speech ‘wasn’t a setup.’”

If you actually believe any of that, please shoot me a message. I have some lovely real estate down in the Floridian swamplands I’d love to sell you.”

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Inanity from the Democratic National Convention: Chris Matthews, Sluts for Obama, and the Obama Girl Comes Back… Sort of

Breaking News: Chris Matthews has a bizarre way of thinking.

Ok. So I lied. That’s not really breaking news. It’s actually been quite obvious for years. But it does seem safe to say that he might have set a new record for absurdity the other day while covering Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The proof? There is actually video of him saying:

“I always figured that if Bill Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it with them. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He would just instinctively know how to talk to people. They would be laughing in about five minutes, the Martians.”

Ummmm… Say what?

I shouldn’t have to explain how insane that commentary is (And if I do, you’re way too far gone for anything but a miracle to make you see reason.), though it might be worth mentioning that Bill Clinton probably would be willing “to do it” with Martians. The only real question is whether Martians have such little class and taste that they’d be willing “to do it” with him.

Certainly, there are a number of women at the DNC that would happily step in line should the Martians be unwilling (Not that any such reticence would necessarily deter Clinton.), judging by the “Sluts Vote” political buttons being peddled to the Convention’s attendees.

Which reminds me, the Obama Girl is back and just as stupid as ever… though not nearly so hot.

Back in 2008, that girl was Amber Lee Ettinger, a model who lip sang while posing and exposing her curvaceous figure in itty-bitty outfits for the music video “Crush on Obama.” But since Ettinger apparently wasn’t available this time around, Leah Kauffman, the actual singer and songwriter, thought it a good idea to take the spotlight instead.

“You’re into marriage equality. What do you think about polygamy?” She sings, adding a few seconds later: “You’re still the sexiest candidate. Your bills and your speeches still leave me hot and speechless. I can’t leave you alone.”

All this while she’s wearing atrociously tight, metallic silver pants (Making me wonder if maybe the Martians really would “do it” with Bill Clinton, because apparently they would with Obama.), making bedroom eyes at the camera and even running her hands over her chest at one point. Whatever the delusional Leah Kauffman would like to claim about President Obama, it’s unfortunately clear that she isn’t “the sexiest” Obama Girl and it’s very easy to leave her alone.

Between her sad Obama Girl 2012, the so-called Slut Vote and Chris Matthews’ apparent drug use, it makes me even more grateful that I’m a conservative. Because if I was a liberal, I’d have to be really, really embarrassed about my comrades in arms right now.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Democrats Are Falling Apart If the Democratic National Convention Is Any Indication

If the stuff coming out of the Democratic National Convention going on in Charlotte, N.C. is any indication, I’d say that the liberals want Mitt Romney to win in November, not President Obama.

There’s really no other explanation for their repeated flubbing… not to mention nominating colossally cringe-worthy Debbie Wasserman Schultz chair all those months ago.

Forget all of the “weather issues” that have supposedly kept people from attending the DNC. The attendees put the entire convention in a bad light – or a worse light, considering that they didn’t look good going into this week to begin with – after the larger party recognized they’d made a damaging error in throwing Israel and God under the bus in their revised party platform.

The new version cut any mention of God out, while simultaneously refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And when Democrat leaders realized that wasn’t doing them any favors, they flip-flopped and moved to recognize that “the belief in God is central to the American story” and that Jerusalem belongs to Israel.

But when they asked for the yays and nays, the cries from the gathered audience seemed far more split 50-50 than the two thirds majority they needed to pass the motion… so much so, in fact, that they had to recall the vote three times before trampling on democracy and ruling dictator-style that they had gotten the answer they needed to pass it.

At least, that’s how it seemed to intelligent viewers. To Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, however, the vote went smoothly since “Really, it was essentially a technical oversight,” which was overlooked because, “You know, look, platforms are many pages long.”

And we know how Democrat policymakers have better things to do with their time than read.

Maybe that’s why they can’t see the ridiculousness of the “artwork” they’re selling outside the convention, or the racism of at least one of their promotional buttons, which reads: “Once You Vote Black You Never Go Back.” Can you imagine the reaction if a Romney event was selling buttons that said something like: “Once you vote white, you’ll know that you’re right?”

Then there’s their desperate trotting out of Hollywood stars like Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington (Who?) to gain an edge with the young, ill-educated (and unemployed) crowd.

Meanwhile, outside the Democratic National Convention, federal prosecutors are looking to jail Shepard Fairey, the man who designed the Barack Obama “Hope” poster for the last presidential election, on perjury charges. And Democrat State Representative Hudson Hallum, his father and two city officials are pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud in Arizona.

With all of that inane and criminal behavior going on, it’s no wonder that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin would prefer Obama to win in November.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Democratic National Convention Compares Obama to God’s “Only Begotten Son”

It’s Wednesday, the Democratic National Convention is officially underway, and you have the chance to get really, really sick.

Not because it’s Wednesday, of course. Wednesday is a fairly decent day considering that it’s followed by Thursday, then Friday and subsequently the weekend.

But the Democratic National Convention?

Well that’s another story altogether.

As Noel Sheppard wrote for NewsBusters yesterday, “It was a metaphysical certitude the folks on MSNBC were going to gush and fawn over Michelle Obama after her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Tuesday, but Lawrence O’Donnell really took the cake.”

That’s one way of putting it. Though “cake” might be far too kind a term to use in this situation. Regardless, O’Donnell didn’t even try to project objectivity; he went right for partisan hackery akin to licking Obama’s shoes clean or worse.

“There is now no question who the best speechmaker in the history of the first ladyship is, and that is Michelle Obama. We have to remember that most first ladies up until the television age never gave a speech, but still, among those who have, there has ever been a speaker who could deliver what we just saw.”

Feeling that nausea coming on yet? Well hold onto your upchuck reflexes, because that’s hardly the worst to come out of Charlotte these days.

Strong contenders for that title are the “unsanctioned” pieces of art selling outside of the convention, including posters of Obama praying – Ha! – over the words “Prophecy Fulfilled.”

I’ll give you a moment to run to the bathroom, but prepare to run right back after you read about the Obama commemorative calendar, complete with an August entry picture of Obama’s birth certificate and the phrase “Heaven sent.”

According to Fox News, the calendar also features another picture of the President alongside the Bible’s John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

And while the DNC refuses to take responsibility for that sacrilegious nonsense, one of the official stage designs ready for use is a giant stained glass window.

Can anybody say “God complex?”

Probably not when you’re too busy bending over the toilet throwing up.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

America’s Next Top Model Showcases Just How Pathetic Women Can Be

I watched the first episode of America’s Next Top Model, Season 19, last night.

And somehow, it seemed even more pathetic than usual.

There was the typical amount of screaming and shrieking every time that Tyra Banks appeared in front of the America’s Next Top Model wannabes. There were the tears and the hints of drama to come. And, of course, there was Tyra Banks herself – a grown woman of 38 – using really stupid language like “smizing” and “booty tooch,” all while pretending to promote maturity, woman power and self-respect to college student contestants.

So nothing new there, other than the fact that the girls this time around actually had some notion of furthering their education somehow and someway, considering that they were all plucked from physical and online college campuses around the country.

But perhaps what made it more pathetic than usual was that the first episode featured part of the initial elimination process.

30 college girls recruited from places like Harvard, various state universities and even community colleges and beauty schools had to walk the runway in itty bitty little bikinis before striking sexy, seductive poses in the same outfits in order to qualify in the top 13.

This meant that there was even more opportunity to hear shrill voices expressing their unabashed – and unfathomable – love for Tyra Banks.

Frankly, those additional screams and shrieks were almost too much for this particular viewer to handle. So too was the fact that these young women were all completely ready and willing to drop their educational pursuits in order to pursue a time-limited career of promoting women as sexualized commodities.

That sad commentary on America society pushed a single question around and around my head throughout the entire show…

Is my gender really this stupid?

And by the end of America’s Next Top Model’s Season 19, episode one, it seemed that I had an answer.

If those girls in women’s clothing are any indication, then the answer is yes.