September 30, 2008

Don't want to hear it, citizen

The House is getting flooded with emails over the bailout. Solution?  Why, limit how many emails will get sent, of course.  If only they had thought about that during amnesty!

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Tuesday night palate cleanser

So, the last few days haven't been great.  Financial uncertainty.  Captain Bullshit up in the polls.  Cats and dogs living together.  We could all use a little bit of WIN! right about now, so I'm gonna post some below the fold...


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Mother of the Year

I know that some of the Morons around here are also parents, and good parents at that. But Moron activities and parenting are best kept separate:

State police Lt. Juan Martinez said Monday that undercover agents with the Region III Narcotics Task Force were at 21-year-old Virginia Neel-Blaker's home in Ojo Caliente to buy drugs from her and her husband, James Blaker.

The agents saw her give her daughter a sip of beer from a can. Then she allegedly filled up the girl's sippy cup with beer and gave it to the toddler to get her to sleep, Martinez said.

The cops, needless to say, were not amused. In addition to child abuse charges, the woman and her husband are being held on heroin trafficking, marijuana distribution, and prostitution-related charges. The 18-month-old girl has been handed over to the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. I hope they find a much better home for her.

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In a world where conservaties are at each other's throats

I think we can all agree on a few things:

Watching RDJ play Tony Stark and blow up tanks and actually, you know, kill people, is what's good in life.  As is Gwyneth with those freckles and those shoes. 

Come on, fellow morons, let's stop attacking each other and focus on the important things in life.  Bail out schmail out, I wanna watch a lot of stuff blow up a really lot. 

What.  I never said I was going to contribute anything intelligent or relevant.

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PETI Begs for Understanding

A PETI spokeswoman today pleaded for tolerance from the public after another pointlessly extravagant demand by animal-rights groups led most to question not only their motives but their sanity.  The organization hopes to head off a backlash caused by PETA’s latest juvenile attempt to shock people into not eating animals, which is unlikely to be successful because most animals are delicious.
“We at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Idiots want everyone to remember that their friends, loved ones, or even they themselves might, in fact, be an idiot.  Just because the population of PETA Is fully stocked with idiots doesn’t mean that we can discriminate against them.  Even though we want to.”
PETI also said that those who mistakenly watched the video of chickens being defoliated by high-pressure air should have known better than to click on a scantily-clad Pamela Anderson in hopes of seeing her naked.
“Rode hard and put away wet?” said a PETI member.  “More like half past skanky, quarter ‘till cadaver.”
PETI spokeswoman Lindsay Lohan said the problem should be discussed more openly.  “You could be an idiot and not even know it, like those people who are poor because they don’t know that you need money in order to not be poor.”
A PETI statement said that they wanted to remind people that “there’s a good reason Lohan is our spokeswoman.”

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At least one person on The Corner has some sense

The brain trust over at National Review decided to throw principled fiscal conservatism under the bus and endorse the Paulson bailout plan in an editorial today.  Their argument?  The House GOP needs to fall in line and stop whining about this being socialism.  It's not socialism, because National Review says it's not.

Mark Levin, who is quickly becoming my favorite conservative, has signed on to The Corner today to respectfully disagree:

Count me among those few here who want to thank the House Republicans for taking a bold stand against what had been a stampede on a scale I have never before witnessed on matters of huge consequence. Conservatism is more than a quaint belief-system to be embraced and debated over donuts at Starbucks. It is more than a list of talking points. It is the foundation of the civil society. The liberal uses crises, real or manufactured, to expand the power of government at the expense of the individual and private property. He has spent, in earnest, 70 years evading the Constitution's limits on governmental power. If conservatives don't stand up to this, who will? If they don't offer serious alternatives that address the current circumstances AND defend the founding principles, who will? The House Republicans have done both.  And I, for one, thank them.
I realize the markets are bad, but I would rather have years of economic turmoil than have a bill passed that gives the Treasury Secretary the right to "ensure the economic well-being of Americans."  That's a bridge too far. 

Update: As I was writing this I saw that another Cornerite, John Hood, also opposed the National Review editorial.  Good for him.

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Chad has the perfect poster to go with this creepiness. 

Cuffy has moar.

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Chris Matthews: Fool, Hack, And Astroturing Bad Parent?

No wonder Chris Matthews gets a crowd that parrots his talking points for his audiences. It doesn't hurt that his own daughter is one of his "random" guests spouting talking points.

On Friday's "Hardball," Chris Matthews interviewed a number of student members of the group Concerned Youth of America.

One of those students -- Caroline -- is his daughter, a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Did Matthews disclose that fact as he interviewed her?

Not so much.

One tipster tells FishbowlDC that "Matthews, at the asking of his daughter, instructed the producers not to name her."

Honestly, Mathhews must believe that he has to keep up his end of the retard quotient to stay on par with the rest of the fools at MSNBC.

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Comic book monkeys

Older comic books used to have advertisements for exotic pets, and monkeys were a common one.  Here's a story from someone who actually bought one of those monkeys.

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Well, duh

Someone from the big MSM newsrooms writes Instahehindeed to say that "The fix is in, and its working," where their colleagues are involved.  They're not looking at Obama's ties to domestic terrorist William Ayers or his ties to ACORN, which bears a lot of responsibility for the curent finincial crisis, either. 

If you don't tell your friends and neighbors about any of this, if you don't call up talk radio programs (before they get the fairness doctrine re-instituted), and if you don't do your best to alert everyone to the fact that whatever happens with or without this bailout we're looking at Carter II if Obama is elected, have fun for the next four years.  I'll be here in California.  Just because I can't afford to move anywhere else.  Damnit.

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While John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign for a few days was, as we were assured by the MSM and the Obama campaign (but I repeat myself) nothing more than a political stunt, and certainly not an effort to do work toward doing something about the current financial crisis, you can rest assured that Nancy Pelosi is taking this thing very, very seriously.

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All that is necessary for Evil to succeed is that Morons do nothing

Well, sports fans, you can't say I didn't warn you about the coming of fascism to Wrigleyville bars, and now, it's about to happen:

Bars and restaurants surrounding Wrigley Field reluctantly agreed today to stop serving alcohol after the 7th inning of potential title-clinching Cubs playoff games...

Local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) disclosed the compromise after a meeting at John Barleycorn's Restaurant, 3524 N. Clark, that included bar owners and city officials.

"Nobody wants to see restrictions, but this is an experiment. These are special circumstances, special times. We are all concerned about safety for the neighborhood," said Tunney, the owner of Ann Sather's Restaurants and a former liquor license holder himself. Tunney said the unprecedented ban on liquor sales would start "at the end of the 7th inning and last for approximately one hour.
What's that Ben Franklin quote that the lefties are always bandying about, talking about how the Amerikkkan sheeple are allowing Chimpy McBushitler to usher in a new era of fascist repression in America through the Patriot Act or listening in on terrorists' phone calls or "harshing their mellow" somehow? Oh, yeah.

The one silver lining? If the games go into extra innings, the taps get turned back on.  That's a compromise that will likely save some lives.

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California to be Energy Exporter by 2015?

After a long battle between faux Republican governor Arnold Swartzenegger and the California Legislature, which is mostly communist with a green garnish, the government of the largest state has committed itself to developing its vast resources of smug for the production of clean energy, which it hopes to provide to the rest of the nation.

“Just the smug from San Francisco alone could power the Eastern seaboard!” said Green Party chairman Karl Lenin. “And if we can get even one of the smug generators in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills operating, we’d be able to power every state west of the Rockies! Except for Wyoming, home of Dick Cheney and a festering hellhole that should be depopulated.”

A spokesman for the governor called it “yet another nail in the coffin of Arnold’s political career and a clear sign that the constitutional ban on non-citizens running for president was a very good thing.”

Scientists pointed out that there is no known way to turn smug into anything other than annoyance, but other than global warming they are typically wrong about everything, so they may be ignored.

Millionaire investor T. Boone Pickens said he looked forward to selling the Smug Collectors, because “whether or not they work I’ll get my millions selling them.”

Al Gore said that while encouraging, the step didn’t go far enough. “We’ve reached a tipping point, a veritable point of no return, where we are over the knife edge and past the event horizon. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m out of trite phrases, and I have to go now because I just got word that another one of my houses has been burned to the ground.”

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Chris Matthews Beclowns Himself Yet Again

Look, I have no doubt Chriss Matthews, or most cable TV hosts, really know much about the sponsors for their shows. But, the fact that a man who has been pimping the bailout and championing ACORN is sponsored by a loanshark company with Gary Coleman as its pitchman is a bit ironic.

From the ad:

"The APR for a typical loan of $2,600 is 99.25% with 42 monthly payments of $216.55 with a $75.00 origination fee." That amounts to a total of $9,170.10 in principal, interest and fees on a loan of $2,600.  "Be sure you can afford the monthly payments,"

I guess being an Obama-Bot means never having to have a clue.

Thanks to Newsbusters.

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September 29, 2008

Down the memory hole

Remember how Eddie noted that local St. Louis channel KMOV reported on Obama's brownshirts yesterday?  Yeah, about that, looks like KMOV did some editing to their report.  Obama's brownshirts or bias-based correction?  Both?

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Senator McCain just doesn't get it

“After this immediate problem, we’ve got the long-term fundamentals that will really make sure this economy grows.”


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I'm not an economsit, I just play one on the internet

Please take the following with more than a grain of salt, the joke about lawyers going to law school instead of business school because they can't do math is funny because it's true.  That being said, here are my thoughts on the bail out and the economic debacle.

Giving loans to credit unworthy people, no matter how noble the intention, is idiotic and will lead to the obvious result.  Turning around and using those mortgages as the basis for investment vehicles is completely stupid.  Yet, Congress permitted this and now we're all going to pay.

I have more than a bit of the Joker in me and there's a large part of me that wants to stand back and watch the world burn.  But that's not a rational response.  I do not know whether or not the bail out is utterly necessary.  I do know that all the posturing being done by our elected officials is sickening.  Either this is a huge disaster or its not.  If it is?  Cut the crap and act like grown ups.  If it's not?  Stop pulling the $700 billion figure out of the air.  The economy will grind to a halt if people are terrified to spend cash.  This isn't a game, this isn't some type of opportunity to take political advantage.  This is supposed to be a serious crisis, invoking a serious response.  I should have known that was beyond our elected officials.

As MP noted in the magnificent rant below (read now if you haven't yet), being an adult has become a liability, not something to which people aspire.  That leads to all kinds of nasty consequences, including the virulent partisanship on display in this never ending election.  The concepts of compromise and making sacrifices for The Greater Good are now considered signs of weakness.  No good can come of that.

All of that and, I reiterate, I really have no opinion as to whether or not the bail out is a good idea.  It's nearly impossible to cut through the screaming to make an intelligent evaluation.  All I know is that when I ponder the future of public polity in this country, well, my first urge is to stock up on the canned goods.  A storms a comin'.  And I never wanted to live in interesting times. 

Now.  Time for something far more interesting.

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We're number one! We're number one!

For sentencing teenagers to life in prison...I'm gonna take a wild guess and say Philly is to blame.  This information came from Human Rights Watch, unsurprisingly.  Liberal hand-wringing is sure to follow. 

Basically the reason is because PA is pretty rigid in sentencing for first and second degree murder, even if you are young.  I wonder how long it is till PA lefty politicians start calling for reduced sentences for teenagers who commit these crimes?

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Gore Mansion Destroyed in a Fire

Angry youths wearing green masks today stormed the Gore compound and burned it into the ground, declaring it “a hazard to children and other living creatures” because of its massive consumption of electricity, natural gas, and Ho-Hos.  The rioters also overturned a Twinkie truck that was making a delivery.
There were no reported injuries.
The move comes just after Gore exhorted his followers to act with “civil disobedience” against any organization which might be harming the earth by carbon emissions.  It was not clear at press time whether or not Mr. Gore had intended himself to be a target, and he was unavailable for comment due to being en route to Swaziland via private jet to collect the 2008 “Good Citizen’s Award for Fossil Fuel Avoidance.”
A spokesman for the protestors said that they intended to find Gore’s boat, which they had christened “The Goreitania”, and sink it as well.
“Al won’t mind,” he said.  “He’s cool with us tearing stuff up and breaking windows to slake our thirst for environmental justice.  After all, we’re just helping him live more simply, like when George Bush beat him in 2000 and retired him from politics.  That’s why from now on, I’m voting Republican, to give our messiahs more time to concentrate on their vision!”

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Bailout Fails

As much as I hate huge government interventions, I've been convinced that this is necessary in some form.  Unfortunately, 2/3rds of the Republicans and 1/3+  of the Democrats voted against it.

Possible reason for the massive Republican opposition?  Worst congressional leadership ever:

From a GOP source..

"Pelosi's partisan speech has caused our members to go berserk and may cost us any remaining chance to pass the bill."

The DOW is down around 500 pts right now. 

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