May 29, 2009

Time For A Nucrear Confrict

Before I start, does anyone else get momentarily giddy when they read this headline?

N. Korea Defiantly Fires 6th Missile, Slams U.N.

Turns out the missile didn't hit the U.N. but landed in the ocean or something.  Lame.

Anyway, I just wanted to touch on how the Chamberlain Administration is responding to this rapidly deteriorating situation:

With tensions high on the Korean peninsula, Chinese fishing boats left the region, possibly to avoid any maritime skirmishes between the two Koreas. But U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the situation was not a crisis and no additional U.S. troops would be sent to the region.

Oh, well never fucking mind then.  For some reason I was under the absurd impression that North Korea was consistently threatening war with the South while simultaneously making aggressive military moves and detonating nuclear weapons.  Where would a moron like me get that stupid idea?

"If the U.N. Security Council makes a further provocation, it will be inevitable for us to take further self-defense measures," the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Oh yeah.  Well, in my infinite stupidity I must be misreading that.  Certainly the North Koreans would never defy their 60 year armistice with South Korea:

On Wednesday, South Korean media reported that North Korea may be starting up its nuclear plant at Yongbyon, a site that was in the plutonium production business before the country agreed to shut down operations during the Bush administration.

In response, officials in Seoul, South Korea, announced they are joining the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) organized under U.N. Resolution 1718. 

North Korea called that move a declaration of war, and the country's Central News Agency reported the regime no longer considers itself bound by the 1953 armistice. It also accused the United States, a signatory of the armistice, of "dragging" the South into the program through its "hostile policy" toward the North.

:-|

What was it that Teddy Roosevelt famously said about diplomacy?  I believe it was, "Speak Softly and Shove A Stick Up Your Ass," or something to that effect.  Well, Obama is the living end when it comes to speaking softly and Hillary definitely has something in her colon so I think we're in good shape.

...   Or fucked.  Yeah, that's it.  We're totally fucked.

See, if I were North Korea I'd invade South Korea in the next few weeks.  I'd do it because I'm pretty sure I'd get away with it.  The United States would do literally nothing because we have the most useless executive to ever lead this country.  Also, the mere act of invasion would destroy the global economy in one day.  China would either do nothing or attempt to control the situation but either way I figure they'd start putting their money somewhere other than our debt. 

Sure, 35,000 American troops would be in the way of 1,000,000 Nork soldiers but does anyone really think the One would commit the necessary military assets to the peninsula to actually defeat them?  Would Japan?  Would China?  With the threat of having one or more of their cities annihilated by nuclear fire?  I don't know. 

I do know that the objective North Korea seeks would be accomplished.  They'd prove that they had the power to control events.  The world would be forced to give in to their demands. 

But, of course, they aren't going to do anything.  They're just bluffing.  Ask Bob Gates. 

I think Gates is wrong.  Like Japan after the Rape of Nanking and America's subsequent oil embargo, they have very little to lose by an aggressive posture.  If the U.N. installs a strict sanction regime against them (which seems more likely than it usually is) they will literally be starving and out of fuel.  The scary thing is they had to know this would be the global response to their actions and they did it anyway. 

So, either they are using all this crazy shit as a bargaining chip to get what they already have* or they seriously intend to extract ransom in exchange for the survival of South Korea and the global economy. 

And North Korea invading the South under the umbrella of nuclear protection isn't even the worst part!  The worst part is that as soon as North Korea crosses the line all the other little assholes in the world are going to cross their lines too because it will be impossible for the U.S. to deal with something of that scale and put out fires all over the rest of the planet. 

This is what we get when we put a 4 year old girl in charge.  We get fucked.  

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* - Free oil and food from the rest of the world.

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May 28, 2009

Let's hurry up and wreck the economy (some more)

Never waste a good crisis, indeed:

President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act. "If we don't get it done this year, we're not going to get it done," Obama told supporters by phone as he flew home on Air Force One from a West Coast fundraising trip.
You heard the man. We've got to do everything we can to obstruct this clusterfuck from getting passed this year.

Of course, this is all part of the permanent campaign, since that's all he's really good at (with my emphasis):
Obama's political organization, Organizing for America, invited campaign volunteers to a midday conference call to describe a nationwide June 6 kickoff for its health care campaign. The president's message to his re-election campaign-in-waiting was simple: If volunteers don't pressure lawmakers to support the White House's goal on health care, Washington would drag its feet and nothing would change.

"The election in November — that did not bring about change, it just gave us an opportunity for change," Obama said. "So now, we are really going to have to remobilize, we have all had a chance to catch our breath after election and we have gotten a lot of things done during our first four months."

I'd say you've gotten a little too much done during the first four months, but then again, I'm just a hateful right-wing extremist. And a RACIST!!! too.

Oh, and I guess I also hate families and businesses...

The president said the costs of the nation's $2.5 trillion health care system are crushing families and businesses and pose the largest threat to the economy.

That's funny. I thought Obama posed the largest threat to our economy. Again, RACIST!!!

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Every part of him is bigger

So this is unsurprising.

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May 26, 2009

More change that's not change

President Obama will be announcing Sonia Sotomayor as his nomination to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor was a Clinton nominee to the Court of Appeals in 1997.

The Judicial Confirmation Network had some choice words about Obama's selection.

Wendy E. Long, counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network, on nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court:

“Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written. She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one’s sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.

“She reads racial preferences and quotas into the Constitution, even to the point of dishonoring those who preserve our public safety. On September 11, America saw firsthand the vital role of America’s firefighters in protecting our citizens. They put their lives on the line for her and the other citizens of New York and the nation. But Judge Sotomayor would sacrifice their claims to fair treatment in employment promotions to racial preferences and quotas. The Supreme Court is now reviewing that decision.
“She has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed, indicating that she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court.”
Keep in mind, the JCN is a Republican-based organization.

Sotomayor was originally nominated to the US District Court by Bush 41 as part of a deal to allow the confirmation of conservative judges. Race and gender cards were heavily played, with Patrick Leahy calling the delay of the nomination of a Hispanic woman disturbing, petty, and shameful. The live announcement should be happening any minute - I'm sure we'll hear talk of how proud we should be that she comes from immigrant parents and that we've once again broken racial barriers by nominating a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court.

EDIT: Gabe reminds us that Sotomayor holds some beliefs about judicial activism that we might not share.  Yeah, she's that one.


Scotusblog has a list of some of her decisions, some not so bad, some disgusting, including an opinion that "the government “is free to favor the anti-abortion position over the pro-choice position” with public funds".

Gabe also dug up this damning analysis of one of her speeches, sponsored by the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal (no, I'm not kidding).  Is it racist to scream "RACIST!!!!!1!!eleventyone!"?  Go read it, it's scary.

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May 23, 2009

Elections have consequences

Oh yeah. You can bank on the fact that we're definitely going to be getting a liberal activist justice on the Supreme Court:

"I said earlier that I thought empathy was an important quality, and I continue to believe that. You have to have not only the intellect to be able to effectively apply the law to cases before you, but you have to be able to stand in somebody's else shoes and see through their eyes and get a sense of how the law might work or not work in practical day-to-day living," he said.

As an example, he cited the Lilly Ledbetter case, in which the court ruled in 2007 that a woman who had suffered pay discrimination, but discovered it after the window for filing suit had passed, could not sue her employer. "I think anybody who has ever worked in a job like that understands that they might not know that they were being discriminated against," Obama said. "It doesn't make sense for their rights to be foreclosed. That's the kind of case where I want a judge not only to be applying the law in front of them but also to understand that as a practical matter."
And this guy is supposed to be some kind of super-scary Constitutional scholar? Really? Supreme Court justices are only supposed to apply the law in front of them, especially as how it relates to the Constitution. Not how something makes you feel, or whether or not you think something is unfair.

Oh, silly me. That's a strict-constructionist view of the role of the courts. Which is also probably RACIST, SEXIST, and HOMOPHOBIC somehow. Code words, you know.

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May 20, 2009

Are you ready for the Obamobile?

Something tells me that the WSJ is less than optimistic about the future of the American auto industry under Obama's new fuel economy standards:

At the end of his Rose Garden explanation yesterday of the new U.S. fuel-efficiency standards, President Obama remarked on the good that can be accomplished when we are "working together." The President may be getting ahead of himself. Watching the unlikely coalition arrayed behind him as Mr. Obama committed the U.S. to an astonishing passenger-car mileage average of 39 miles per gallon by 2016, it looks truer to say we are merely standing together in this adventure, for better or worse.

Mr. Obama's fleet-mileage partners yesterday included the two auto companies that have fallen into his arms, Chrysler and GM, still-independent Ford, the major foreign manufacturers, United Auto Workers chief Ron Gettelfinger, and beaming representatives from the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

All that's left to arrive at the President's new destination for the American way of driving are huge, unanswered questions about technology, financing and the marketability of cars that will be small and expensive.

Picky, picky.

They go on to point out that the new fleet of American cars will likely be made up of small hybrids and electric cars and then ask an extremely silly question:

Once Detroit is forced to build these cars, will free Americans want to buy them, at any price?

Um, like we're gonna have a choice? That's pretty much the entire point. Oh, and isn't that "free Americans" thing quaint?

We wish these folks luck "working together" with the Obama auto-design team. One thing seems certain by 2016: Taxpayers will be paying Detroit to make the cars Americans don't want, and then they will pay again either through (trust us) a gas tax or with a purchase subsidy. Even the French must think we're nuts.

We. Are. So. Fucking. Screwed.

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Thai tranny hookers

Whoever's deciding what goes on the front page of FoxNews.com is obviously reading Ace. Latest NIH outrage: Thai tranny hookers. Yes, really.

The two-year project, made possible by a grant from the NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse, is also studying kathoey, the transgender prostitutes who are widely accepted in Thailand because of the "karmic idea in Buddhism," and who have especially high HIV infection rates, according to the study's abstract.
No math blah blah blah...


$2,600,000 for studying the mating behavior of drunken Chinese hookers
     400,000 for studying the mating behavior of gay Argentinian males
     357,000 for providing post-traumatic stress to New York
+   178,000 for studying Thai tranny hookers
 $3,535,000

$3,357,000 ÷ $7,500 = 471.3

$7,500 is the cost of providing one scholarship to one student in the DC Opportunity Fund that Obama nuked.

For the cost of terrifying NYC, plus the cost of asking gay South American men why they like to get drunk and screw random strangers, plus the cost of training Chinese pimps to keep their hos in line, plus the cost of studying Thai tranny hookers, 471 children in one of the worst school districts in America could have received a year of quality education.

Hell, Thai tranny hookers has only been mentioned 268 times at the Head Moron's.

Is anyone else of the opinion that the NIH was told, "You're getting THIS MUCH budget, you'd better be damned sure you spend it!"?

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May 19, 2009

Team Barry Must Feel That Deadlines Are Beneath Them

Apparently, the deadline for the various O-Ministration Agencies to submit reports and guidelines to Congress. Needless to say, the effort has been lacking to provide timely reports.

“Federal agencies say they’re on schedule to deliver the reports to Congress. But there’s no requirement to make them available to the public.”

Yeah. You'll see the Yeti engaging in a threeway with Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster before that happens.

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May 15, 2009

But aren't the hookers supposed to be drunk?

The National Institutes of Health is funding a $2.6 million dollar study to determine how to best encourage prostitutes to drink less on the job.

In China.

Yeah, no math blah blah blah...

 $2,600,000 for studying the mating behavior of drunken Chinese hookers
      400,000 for studying the mating behavior of gay Argentinian males
    +357,000 for providing post-traumatic stress to New York
 $3,357,000

$3,357,000 ÷ $7,500 = 447.6

$7,500 is the cost of providing one scholarship to one student in the DC Opportunity Fund that Obama nuked.

For the cost of terrifying NYC, plus the cost of asking gay South American men why they like to get drunk and screw random strangers, plus the cost of training Chinese pimps to keep their hos in line, 447 children in one of the worst school districts in America could have received a year of quality education.

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May 13, 2009

Well, He Did Grow Up In Scranton, Or Something

Is it just me, or is this puff piece about Pluggy Joe straining to find something positive to say about him, without mentioning what a fiucking imbecile he really is?

To me, this bit appears as though the WAPO is just straining to find something good to say about him.

Although Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is leading the search {for a SCOTUS Justice to replace the retiring David Souter}, which is being run through the White House counsel's office, Biden and the president have gone over lists of potential nominees, discussed the best ways to approach senators about a prospective pick, and talked about when it would be best to announce a choice.

For Biden, the consultative role is part of his expanding portfolio as Obama's all-purpose adviser, globe-trotting emissary and political handyman.

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May 09, 2009

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

"The millions of ad dollars the president is costing us could help us keep some of those people working."

Reap.  The.  Fucking.  Whirlwind.

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May 08, 2009

Under the bus with you!

Louis Caldera has resigned as director of the White House military office, for his approval of the plan to scare the living daylights out of all of New York City.

The article mentions that the cost of the flyover was $357,000.  Yes, you were told there would be no math on this blog...but...

$400,000 for studying the mating behavior of gay Argentinian males
+357,000 for providing post-traumatic stress to New York
$757,000

$757,000 ÷ $7,500 = 100.93

$7,500 is the cost of providing one scholarship to one student in the DC Opportunity Fund that Obama nuked.  For the cost of terrifying NYC, plus the cost of asking gay South American men why they like to get drunk and screw random strangers, 101 children in one of the worst school districts in America could have received a year of quality education.

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May 05, 2009

Suckers!

Be sure to watch this until the end...



Um, what did you think was gonna happen? Elections have consequences, apparently. Oops. But it sure was "historic" and all that.

I'm sorry that the people involved here got fooled, and this is a disgrace, but, well, you might just have to live with it. I mean, someone paid the piper (the teachers' unions, here) and the piper damn sure got to pick the tune.

Buyer's remorse sure is a fucking bitch, huh?

(h/t)

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May 04, 2009

Does he even listen to himself?

Tech companies don't seem too happy about proposals Obama made today that would crack down on tax breaks they enjoy for doing business overseas. And he sounded completely incoherent in laying out those proposals:

Obama, echoing statements he made in last year's campaign, said he is attempting to overhaul a tax system that he described as "full of corporate loopholes" and excessive rewards for U.S. companies that create jobs in other countries.

"One of the strengths of our economy is the global reach of our businesses. And I want to see our companies remain the most competitive in the world," Obama told a White House audience on Monday.

But he cited a 2004 study that found U.S. multinationals paid $16 billion in taxes on $700 billion of foreign earnings. He added: "The way we make our businesses competitive is not to reward American companies operating overseas with a roughly 2 percent tax rate on foreign profits, a rate that costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year."
Okay, first of all, who the fuck are you to be talking about things that supposedly "cost taxpayers" billions of dollars per year? You've rammed the most massive spending in the country's history down our throats. George W. Bush looks like a budget hawk compared to you, and that's saying something. And besides, this doesn't "cost taxpayers" anything. It deprives big government assholes like you of money that you'd doubtlessly waste on building dogparks and/or funnel to your buddies at ACORN.

Secondly, how do you ensure that "our companies remain the most competitive in the world" by taxing them more? Oh, right, you're going to squeeze every last buck out of them in order to fund your agenda. Then, when they can't make a profit anymore, you become majority shareholder.

Smartest. President. EVAR. Yeah.

Oh, and all you Silicon Valley liberals who backed this guy can reap the fucking whirlwind. Good job.

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ACORN's in a little trouble

Some moron posted this in the comments at Moron HQ. I'd love to directly credit it to the comments, but it signed its name as ???????.

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed charges Monday alleging the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now had policies requiring employees in Las Vegas to sign up 20 new voters per day or be fired.

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller and Masto say that's voter registration fraud, and it violates state law banning quotas for registering new voters.

ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson in New York blames rogue former employees for the allegations.
May I be the first to say, "AW HELLS YEAH!!!!!1!eleventyone!"

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