Wednesday, May 30, 2012

If Obama had a son who was a zombie

He would look like Rudy Eugene the Causeway Cannibal.

They're saying that it was Bath Salts but I'm not convinced.  We'll have to wait and see if the guy whose face got eaten off turns.

RIP Doc Watson

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012).  There will never be another like him.

Deep River Blues at the Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Shady Grove.  Doc courted his wife with this song.  It was her favorite.

Black Mountain Rag.

Tennessee Stud

Blue Railroad Train.

Amazing Grace.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And this is why they kicked you out

Via Network Indiana:

Republican Senator Dick Lugar says he will not actively campaign for Richard Mourdock, who beat Lugar in the GOP Primary earlier this month. Mourdock is running against Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly for the U.S. Senate seat Lugar has held for 36 years.

Lugar says he want to see a Republican majority in the Senate but that he dislikes changes in the Republican Party that Mourdock’s primary election win represents.

“A large portion of the Republican Party of Indiana believed apparently in the idea of individualism as opposed to community, a sense of compromise or a sense of talking across the aisle,” Lugar said.
Lugar says while he is not going to campaign for Mourdock, he has offered advice to his former opponent on ways he can be an effective senator.

This is par for the course for these RINO's.   They lose a primary and get bitter then start lashing out.  Of course he won't campaign for Mourdock, but at least he isn't endorsing the Democrat or starting a write-in campaign.  Both of which we've seen happen.

Oh, and we also have to acknowledge that he didn't see the writing on the wall and switch parties, which we've also seen happen.

As for his "advice" to Mr. Mourdock, he can keep it.  We don't need more "reach across the isle and compromise" nonsense.  What, exactly, are we supposed to compromise with the left on?

We have compromised ourselves into debt so enormous that it stands an excellent chance of collapsing the entire economy and starting a global depression.  And that's just the debt we own up to.

If we had to count our unfunded liabilities - like any private business in America - and factor in the future costs of Social Security and Medicare the debt crisis would appear ten times worse.

And the economy isn't the only issue.  The left has no intention of doing anything effective to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.  What should our "compromise" position on that be? 

The left wants to pretend that the war on terror is over and go back to a 9/10/2001 mindset.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

The left wants to continue dumping billions of dollars into various AGW boondoggles in support of a discredited theory.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

The left wants to continue to squander billions of dollars on various "green energy" schemes which are nothing more than pipe dreams with no possibility of replacing fossil fuels in the lifetime of any person now living.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

The left wants to continue to Balkanize Americans, dividing us by race, sex, net worth, sexual orientation, religion and any other division that will let them set one group against another in their strategy of using the corrosive poison of identity politics.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

There was a time when Democrats and Republicans shared a common vision of America as a good and virtuous nation.  As the last best hope of freedom in the world.  As a "shining city on a hill".  Democrats and Republicans shared the goal of seeing America as a strong, free and prosperous nation.  They simply had some different ideas on the best way to achieve those goals.

Unfortunately the Democrat way was tried and failed.  The centralizing, regulating, nanny-state approach of the progressives have created a modern America in which nearly half the population depends upon some kind of government check for all or part of their sustenance.

If America endures any more "compromise" with the left we will wind up like Europe, but America's slide into the abyss will be far more likely to resemble Germany of 1934 than Greece of 2012.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's what's for. . .

Oh, hell. I give up.

From The Miami Herald:

One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked, and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp Saturday, police said.

The horror began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard on the ramp, which is along NE 13th Street, just south of The Miami Herald building. 

According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing on another man’s face and shouted on his loud speaker for him to back away.Meanwhile, a woman also saw the incident and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.

The officer, who has not been identified, approached and, seeing what was happening, also ordered the naked man to back away. When he continued the assault, the officer shot him, police sources said. The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.

Miami police were on the scene, which was just south of The Miami Herald building on Biscayne Boulevard. The naked man who was killed lay face down on the pedestrian walkway just below the newspaper’s two-story parking garage. Police have requested The Herald’s video surveillance tapes.

The other man was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, according to police. Their identities were not released.

Perhaps the cannibal was simply insane.

Or perhaps this was the first event in the coming Zombie Apocalypse!

Stock up now!  Better safe than sorry.

Remember when battling zombies only head shots count and it really helps to scream while shooting.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rack up another for Obama

Ralph Alter informs us that Larry Flynt has endorsed Obama for reelection:

The leftist media continues to lift rocks for the Obama campaign in search of whatever may crawl out and endorse the foundering President. He surely needs help. Abandoning the pandering President are Catholics, women, southern Democrats, Jews and the young. The latest in a series of crack-pots, anti-Semites and racialists to endorse Obama is Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine.

What a classy guy to have in your corner! He does rather epitomize the Obama base, Flynt being anti-religion and one of the original 70's promulgators of the let-it-all-hang-out philosophy of the left, Flynt is lavish in his praise of B.O. in this fawning interview for Vice magazine:
I think President Obama has over-performed...I think he has done a marvelous job.

This brilliant logic is displayed throughout the interview. Flynt waxes nostalgic for the camaraderie of the peep-shows he ran in Ohio in the 70's, describes how he was inspired by his role model, JFK, and claims that the charge that his low-rent magazine exploits women is no more true than that Sports Illustrated exploits sports.

Obama should thank his lucky stars that Larry Flynt was cured when he had a "profoundly religious experience" years ago. Rather than seeking out a minister or priest to help him understand his potential enlightenment, he found some sort of New Age quack who showed him that religious experiences where the result of an "iodine deficiency."

When November rolls around and Obama has to find something to blame his electoral defeat on, he can always claim there was a super-abundance of iodine in the water in California, New York and Massachusetts. Meanwhile we can add Larry Flynt to the rolls at "Creeps for Obama."
We can add David Letterman, who was once funny and creative but has deteriorated into a bitter old moonbat who forces female members of his staff to service him while he fantasizes about Sarah Palin's fourteen-year-old daughter.  And don't forget Alex Baldwin who called his daughter a "thoughtless little pig" (and who couldn't remember exactly how old she was, 11 or 12).  

Then there are the ones we already knew about like racist hate mongers Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan and terrorist bombers William Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn.  
Then there is the whole Occupy movement with its collection of soap-allergic rapists, communists, terrorist wannabes and general basement dwelling waste-of-skin punks who want the government teat to suckle them for the rest of their lives.
At this rate can the coveted Mel Gibson endorsement be far away.

Thank You!

Swiped from AT

Friday, May 25, 2012

Post Modern Music Appreciation Club

This is Burzum performing Black Spell of Destruction.

Burzum, you may remember is the name chosen by Norwegian Satanic Death Metal/Neo-Viking psychopath Varg Vikernes for his solo act.

Originally Varg performed with Satanic Death Metal band Mayhem but he felt limited by Mayhem's format so he struck out on his own cutting solo CD's, burning historic wooden church buildings and murdering Mayhem founder Euronymous in cold blood.

Mayhem was also known for the 1991 suicide of singer Per Yngve Ohlin (stage name "Dead").  Dead locked himself into his room and blew his head off with a shotgun.  Band leader Euronymous was the first to discover the body and spent some time contemplating and photographing it before calling authorities.

He also kept a piece of Dead's brain which he put into a stew and ate, so that he could call himself a cannibal.

You know, getting that all-important Satanic Death Metal street cred.

Below is a video of Mayhem performing the "song" Funeral Fog.  This is a rehearsal and is the last recording of Dead "singing".

What idiot came up with this whopper?

It was all over talk radio yesterday.  A partisan economist wrote an article so dishonest that even Paul Krugman won't touch it.  In it he manipulated data (outright lied) in order to show that Barack Obama has been one of the most fiscally conservative presidents in the history of the Republic.

To get the straight story I immediately went to John Lott's website since he is not only one of the best economists out there but one of the only ones with the ability to explain the "dismal science" in a way which is not only clear, but interesting.

I found that Dr. Lott had indeed crunched the numbers on this but had given the data to Ann Coulter for her column.  So I present you Miss Ann's latest, with the heavy lifting done by our friend John Lott:

It's been breaking news all over MSNBC, liberal blogs, newspapers and even The Wall Street Journal: "Federal spending under Obama at historic lows ... It's clear that Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we've had in 60 years." There's even a chart!

I'll pause here to give you a moment to mop up the coffee on your keyboard. Good? OK, moving on ...

This shocker led to around-the-clock smirk fests on MSNBC. As with all bogus social science from the left, liberals hide the numbers and proclaim: It's "science"! This is black and white, inarguable, and why do Republicans refuse to believe facts?

Ed Schultz claimed the chart exposed "the big myth" about Obama's spending: "This chart -- the truth -- very clearly shows the truth undoubtedly." And the truth was, the "growth in spending under President Obama is the slowest out of the last five presidents."

Note that Schultz also said that the "part of the chart representing President Obama's term includes a stimulus package, too." As we shall see, that is a big, fat lie.

Schultz's guest, Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston confirmed: "And clearly, Obama has been incredibly tight-fisted as a president."

Everybody's keyboard OK?

On her show, Rachel Maddow proclaimed: "Factually speaking, spending has leveled off under President Obama. Spending is not skyrocketing under President Obama. Spending is flattening out under President Obama."

In response, three writers from "The Daily Show" said, "We'll never top that line," and quit.

Inasmuch as this is obviously preposterous, I checked with John Lott, one of the nation's premier economists and author of the magnificent new book with Grover Norquist: Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future.

(I'm reviewing it soon, but you should start without me.)

It turns out Rex Nutting, author of the phony Marketwatch chart, attributes all spending during Obama's entire first year, up to Oct. 1, to President Bush.

That's not a joke.

That means, for example, the $825 billion stimulus bill, proposed, lobbied for, signed and spent by Obama, goes in ... Bush's column. (And if we attribute all of Bush's spending for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and No Child Left Behind to William Howard Taft, Bush didn't spend much either.)

Nutting's "analysis" is so dishonest, even The New York Times has ignored it. He includes only the $140 billion of stimulus money spent after Oct. 1, 2009, as Obama's spending. And he's testy about that, grudgingly admitting that Obama "is responsible (along with the Congress) for about $140 billion in extra spending in the 2009 fiscal year from the stimulus bill."

Nutting acts as if it's the height of magnanimity to "attribute that $140 billion in stimulus to Obama and not to Bush ..."

On what possible theory would that be Bush's spending? Hey -- we just found out that Obamacare's going to cost triple the estimate. Let's blame it on Calvin Coolidge!

Nutting's "and not to Bush" line is just a sleight of hand. He's hoping you won't notice that he said "$140 billion" and not "$825 billion," and will be fooled into thinking that he's counting the entire stimulus bill as Obama's spending. (He fooled Ed Schultz!)

The theory is that a new president is stuck with the budget of his predecessor, so the entire 2009 fiscal year should be attributed to Bush.

But Obama didn't come in and live with the budget Bush had approved. He immediately signed off on enormous spending
programs that had been specifically rejected by Bush. This included a $410 billion spending bill that Bush had refused to sign before he left office. Obama signed it on March 10, 2009. Bush had been chopping brush in Texas for two months at that point. Marketwatch's Nutting says that's Bush's spending.

Obama also spent the second half of the Troubled Asset Relief Fund (TARP). These were discretionary funds meant to prevent a market meltdown after Lehman Brothers collapsed. By the end of 2008, it was clear the panic had passed, and Bush announced that he wouldn't need to spend the second half of the TARP money.

But on Jan. 12, 2009, Obama asked Bush to release the remaining TARP funds for Obama to spend as soon as he took office. By Oct. 1, Obama had spent another $200 billion in TARP money. That, too, gets credited to Bush, according to the creative accounting of Rex Nutting.

There are other spending bills that Obama signed in the first quarter of his presidency, bills that would be considered massive under any other president -- such as the $40 billion child health care bill, which extended coverage to immigrants as well as millions of additional Americans. These, too, are called Bush's spending

Frustrated that he can't shift all of Obama's spending to Bush, Nutting also lowballs the spending estimates during the later Obama years. For example, although he claims to be using the White House's numbers, the White House's estimate for 2012 spending is $3.795 trillion. Nutting helpfully knocks that down to $3.63 trillion.

But all those errors pale in comparison to Nutting's counting Obama's nine-month spending binge as Bush's spending.

If liberals will attribute Obama's trillion-dollar stimulus bill to Bush, what won't they do? 
The answer, of course, is that there is nothing that the left won't do. Literally no depth to which they will not sink - up to an including letting Iran have nuclear weapons.

However I tend to agree with Rush Limbaugh that the left has set a trap for itself here (or as Mother Calhoon would say, "they have shit and fell back in it").  

You see they have apparently accepted the premise that massive government spending and debt is a very bad thing.  Why else try to blame Bush for it?  But is is so easy to prove that the massive spending and debt is entirely Obama's doing that they are essentially going to wind up condemned out of their own mouths.

Another aspect of the trap they have fallen into is that the only thing that Obama can run on (other than the way he personally parachuted into Osama's compound, defeated his legion of elite mujahedin guards in hand-to-hand combat and then brought down Osama's fleeing Hind helicopter with a handful of carefully placed shots from his Bren-Ten handgun) is the fact that his "stimulus"spending saved the nation from a second Great Depression and began the long road to economic recovery.
But now, according to the timeline which they are doing everything in their power to make the official party line for Democrats and their lickspittle allies in the press all of that spending which saved the nation from economically collapsing and becoming a Mad Max-style distopia was due to the visionary planning of George W Bush.  All little Barry did was sit passively in the White House and slavishly follow the road map to recovery laid down by his smarter, more capable predecessor.
Is that really what the left want's to do?
I have trouble believing that even Joe "The Halfwit" Biden could have come up with something this stupid.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tonight's Music

Sticks and stones will break your bones

So don't say crap to people who might come at you with sticks and stones.

DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) - Police are investigating a vicious beating at a McDonald's drive-thru in Denver.

Shannon, who asked us not to use her last name, was the victim of an attack on May 9 just before noon. She called our sister station KUSA 9News, and asked for help finding her attackers.

"I don't feel safe anymore," Shannon said.

 The attack happened in the middle of the busy lunch hour at the McDonald's on 3300 Colorado Boulevard near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

 Radio reference recorded dispatchers describing the attack, as multiple 911 calls came in.

"Two black females are inside. They're fighting inside the car still in the drive-thru," one dispatcher can be heard saying. 

Shannon has been coming to the same drive-thru almost every day for five years without a problem... until this incident.

"I witnessed this young lady throwing trash out of her car and all I said was that it wasn't cool," Shannon said.

A few choice words later, Shannon thought the argument was over.

"All of a sudden I was being attacked," Shannon said.

Two women jumped out of the car in front of her.

 "She was right in my window just punching me in my face, pulling my hair," Shannon said.

"She started biting on my hands so severely. I thought she was gonna bite 'em off, actually."

 Then a man jumped out of the car and threw a soda through her window. "He said, 'This is for you, you white b----. This is a grape soda.' And then they took off," Shannon said.

Seriously, no one deserves to be attacked this way even if they are the sort of insufferable busybody who takes it upon herself to scold total strangers over insignificant infractions (McDonald's pays people to clean up their parking lots).

Remember how the election of Barack Hussein Obama was supposed to mark the end of racial tensions in this country?

Wiser men (like Rush Limbaugh) pointed  out that the result would be the opposite.

The reasons for this are fairly straightforward.  Blacks have been raised with a very nearly bottomless sense of grievance and entitlement and a belief that white racism is so great and so deeply imbedded as to be ineradicable.  The election of a black man to lead the nation - and not a conservative "Uncle Tom" but a genuine Marxist community organizer and devotee of Black Liberation Theology - provides the closest thing possible to absolute proof that America is not the racist hell-hole that it has been represented as.

This leads to the unwelcome conclusion that black failure is less due to white hostility than to black inability.  This kind of epiphany will lead to one of two outcomes.  Either introspection and reformation or red-hot rage.

Which outcome do you think that the black grievance industry is hoping for?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I guess that Batman and Robin can get married now

DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed.

Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether. 

But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’, according to comic blog

It has been a good many years since I was into comics, and I haven't been into the DC universe since I was a small child, so I don't really care about this.

But, if I were black or gay I think I would find it insulting to be told that my sense of self worth could or should be influenced by a comic book publisher's decision to take a character that was created before I was born, before my parents were born in some cases, and make them gay or black.

Some of these comic book characters gave comfort and diversion to the nation's children (and more than a few adults) during the Great Depression and the Second World War.  Is there no sense of shame at DC that would lead someone to consider that tampering with the fundamental identity of these iconic characters is a bad idea and deeply disrespectful to the multiple generations of fans who loved these characters just the way they were?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This is what we're up against

A high school student vs. a black teacher with a double digit IQ who will tolerate no "disrespect" of Obama.


SALISBURY - The teacher at the center of a controversy over a classroom video has now been suspended with pay, according to the Rowan Salisbury School System.

Tonya Dixon-Neely teaches Social Studies at North Rowan High.  She is heard on the video telling a student that he could get arrested for being critical of President Obama, and that people were arrested for being critical of President Bush.

"Effective today, Tanya Dixon-Neely has been suspended with pay while a thorough investigation is being conducted," school officials told WBTV when asked about Dixon-Neely's status.

So the teacher gets a paid vacation while the school puts its head together with the teacher's union and figures out how to sweep the whole thing under the rug.

Meanwhile Ms. Dixon-Neely will probably wind up as a delegate to the DNC convention in Charlotte.

I hate to land on this woman too hard because she is obviously a genuine half-wit.  However someone who is borderline retarded should not be teaching in a public school.

How she was able to graduate from college and become a certified teacher is explainable only by affirmative action and the fact that our so-called schools of education are really just indoctrination centers for left-wing activists.

It is a fact, not a debatable opinion but a statistical fact, that in any university which has a teacher's school that the IQ distribution of that university will have the bottom third clustered in the education department (in colleges which offer a journalism major the bottom third of the IQ's will be in that department - two facts which explain much).

It is impossible to educate someone to a higher intellectual level than you occupy yourself.  The fact that so many of the nation's teachers have room temperature IQ's (like the unfortunate Ms. Dixon-Neely) is one half of the reason why the US lags behind every other developed nation in test scores.  The other half of why we do so poorly in educating our children is evenly divided between single-parent families and school administrators in thrall to political correctness.

Update II:
It must be pointed out that it is only because of YouTube, conservative websites and talk radio that even this much has been done.  The first reaction of the school was to circle the wagons and issue some meaningless statement about how everyone ought to respect each other and how this was a "teaching moment".

To all of my fellow conservative bloggers out there, don't lose heart.  We do make a difference.

Tonight's Music


A good friend is someone you can call at 3:00 AM when your car breaks down.

A great friend is someone you can call at 3:00 AM to come bail you out of jail.

A best friend is someone you can call at 3:00 AM to come and help you dispose of a body.

Democrats say the darndest things

"segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen."

Woodrow Wilson, to a delegation of black government workers who were objecting to the re-segregation of the federal government during the Wilson Administration.

About damn time!

From The Telegraph:

Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, has died, his brother has told Reuters.

Megrahi, 59, died at home after a long battle with cancer. His health had deteriorated quickly, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters on Sunday. 

 "He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al-Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1.00 pm (1100 GMT). 

Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 as it flew to New York from London. All 259 people aboard the airliner were killed and 11 others on the ground in the Scottish town of Lockerbie died from falling wreckage. 

The Libyan terrorist survived for almost three years after a doctor said he had only months to live and he was released on "compassionate" grounds from a Scottish prison.

And now that Satan finally has him on his backyard grill the fun can really begin.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

That reminded me of

Blackadder's encounter with the Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells:

It's what's for, brunch. . . maybe?

From The Independent:

A British citizen in Bangkok has been arrested after Thai police found six roasted human foetuses packed in his luggage.

Chow Hok Kuen, who is 28 and of Taiwanese origin, was held by police after the grisly discovery was made in Bangkok's Chinatown district yesterday.

And what wine do you serve with roasted foetus?

It's what's for dinner

The dish in front of me is grey and shiny. 

"Russian dog," says my waitress Nancy. 

"Big dog," I reply. 

"Yes," she says. "Big dog's penis..." 

We are in a cosy restaurant in a dark street in Beijing but my appetite seems to have gone for a stroll outside. 

Nancy has brought out a whole selection of delicacies.

They are draped awkwardly across a huge platter, with a crocodile carved out of a carrot as the centrepiece. 

Nestling beside the dog's penis are its clammy testicles, and beside that a giant salami-shaped object.
"Donkey," says Nancy. "Good for the skin..." 

She guides me round the penis platter. 

"Snake. Very potent. They have two penises each." 

I did not know that. 

[. . .]
The Guolizhuang restaurant claims to be China's only speciality penis emporium, and no, it is not a joke. . .

It's what's for dessert

 Cannibal Confections Life-Sized Chocolate skulls.  

After creating an installation of plaster casts of a human skull, artist Marina Malvada had a flash of inspiration. She combined her sculptural skills with an appreciation for fine, rich chocolate to develop wickedly delicious life-sized chocolate skulls. Each hand-cast piece is a work of art daring you to devour it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ABC decides to start telling the truth

ABC News is reporting on the release of the discovery information in the Trayvon Martin shooting.

It is no surprise that ALL of the evidence backs up Mr. Zimmerman's version of events.  He had injuries on the back of his head and a broken nose.  The police reports indicate that the back of his sweater was wet and stained with grass.

Two eyewitnesses report seeing Martin on top of Zimmerman beating him.

The autopsy report reveals that Martin had wounds on his knuckles consistent with what he would have received when pummeling someone with his fists.

The autopsy also reveals that Martin had drugs (THC) in his system.

We think of the prosecutor's job as charging bad guys with their crimes and trying to get them convicted at trial.  But an equally important part of the prosecutor's responsibilities is determining when someone has not committed a crime or when a crime might have happened but the available evidence would not support a conviction.

In those cases it is the duty of the prosecutor to refrain from filing charges or if charges have already been filed and evidence clearing the defendant comes to light to dismiss them.  It is crystal clear that charges should never have been filed against George Zimmerman and they should be dropped before another day has ended.

Zimmerman was charged as a means of placating a mob and even if, no when, he is cleared at trial he will have lost months of his life and inured tens of thousands of dollars of legal bills which the state will not reimburse him for no matter how frivolous the charges were.

The way to deal with a lynch mob is to send in the police.  If the police can't handle the situation then the governor declares martial law and sends in the National Guard with orders to restore order.  No just society feeds an innocent man into the meat grinder of the criminal justice system as a matter of political expediency.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts [Updated]

Yes, he's historic, alright.

• First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government

• First President to Violate the War Powers Act

• First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels

• First President to issue an unlawful "recess-appointment" while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department).

• First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

• First president to intentionally disable credit card security measures in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fundraising measures.

• First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing the 'Health Care Reform' Law

• First President to halt deportations of illegal aliens and grant them work permits, a form of stealth amnesty roughly equivalent to "The DREAM Act", which could not pass Congress

• First President to Sign a Law Requiring All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party

• First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on 'Shovel-Ready' Jobs -- and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs

• First President to sue states for requiring valid IDs to vote, even though the same administration requires valid IDs to travel by air

• First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters

• First President to sign into law a bill that permits the government to "hold anyone suspected of being associated with terrorism indefinitely, without any form of due process. No indictment. No judge or jury. No evidence. No trial. Just an indefinite jail sentence."

• First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat

• First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases

• First President to Openly Defy a Congressional Order Not To Share Sensitive Nuclear Defense Secrets With the Russian Government

• First President to Threaten an Auto Company (Ford) After It Publicly Mocked Bailouts of GM and Chrysler

• First President to "Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions"

• First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees

• First President to Terminate America's Ability to Put a Man into Space.

• First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places

• First President to Have a Law Signed By an 'Auto-pen' Without Being "Present"

• First President to send $200 million to a terrorist organization (Hamas) after Congress had explicitly frozen the money for fear it would fund attacks against civilians.

• First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It

• First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory

• First President to refuse to comply with a House Oversight Committee subpoena.

• First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc.)

• First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago

• First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case

• First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts

• First President to Preside Over America's Loss of Its Status as the World's Largest Economy (Source: Peterson Institute)

• First President to Have His Administration Fund an Organization Tied to the Cop-Killing Weather Underground

• First President to allow Mexican police to conduct law enforcement activities on American soil

• First president to propose budgets so unreasonable that not a single representative from either party would cast a vote in favor ("Senate unanimously rejected President Obama's budget last year in 0-97 vote", Politico, "House Votes 414-0 to Reject Obama’s Budget Plan", Blaze)

• First President to press for a "treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and rights to half of all offshore oil revenue" (The Law Of The Sea Treaty)

• First President to Golf 90 or More Times in His First Three Years in Office

But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs, affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is repaired, etc., etc., etc.

From Doug Ross.

H/T: Day By Day

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

This looks like it is going to be good

There are those who say that TV is in a golden age.  I tend to agree.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Jeff Lipkes has an interesting theory on why one of the Sanford, FL police investigators told Trayvon Martin's father that he did not believe George Zimmerman's account of the shooting.  Apparently it was the fact that Mr. Martin had been led to believe that the police were going to arrest and charge Zimmerman which caused him to contact an attorney when it seemed that no charges would be forthcoming.

The attorney hired a publicist who took the story national and the rest is, as they say, history:

We don't know about anyone's motives except our own, of course, and even then we have a marvelous capacity to deceive ourselves.  But there could have been a reason why Serino and other officers may have been eager to press charges against Zimmerman and, in particular, to see the African-American community in Sanford up in arms about the case.

Just after midnight on December 4, 2010, a fight broke out in a bar in Sanford called The Wet Spot.  The last part of it was captured on video.  It was on YouTube the next day, of course.  If you do something outrageous or criminal in public, there's a good chance tens of thousands will be watching it within 24 hours, but this never seems to be much of a deterrent.  In the video, a large white male comes up behind a man involved in another fight, or breaking it up, and hits him in the back of the head and back, knocking him to the ground.  He then attacks someone else, but this guy sees him and wrestles him to the ground.  "Justin, don't hit people just randomly," a girl yells at the assailant.  

The man on the drunken rampage was 21-year-old Justin Collison.  It was not his first brush with the law.  Three years earlier he'd been arrested for firing on an SUV with three men inside, wounding one man.  But Collison was not handcuffed or arrested, or charged with battery on December 4.  His father, Christopher Collison, is a lieutenant with the Sanford Police Department.  The night of the earlier shooting, according to the incident report, "Collison bragged all night that his father was Sanford law enforcement and that he could blow anyone's head off and get away with it."  The police cited conflicting accounts of the fight on December 4.  The first victim, Sherman Ware, who was knocked unconscious, was himself intoxicated and didn't cooperate with the officers.  He is a homeless man, and an African-American.

Naturally, there was outrage that the culprit was going unpunished.  One Sanford resident was especially indignant: George Zimmerman.  The watch captain wrote and printed four different flyers.  According to family members, he passed these out in front of African-American churches and put them on cars in the black community.  The flyers urged everyone to attend a meeting of the Sanford City Commission on January 8, 2011 and protest the injustice.  Presumably Zimmerman was there and spoke out about the case.  Two flyers begin with the quotation from Edmund Burke that also appears on Zimmerman's website: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

There were serious consequences for the Sanford Police Department.  The Chief, Brian Tooley, resigned on January 3, the same day Justin Collison turned himself in and offered to pay for Ware's medical expenses.  Tooley had been scheduled to resign at the end of the month.  The chief and ten other officers were investigated by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.  While its 44-page report concluded that there was no preferential treatment given to Collison, the Sheriff's Office recommended that all officers receive training as to the requirements of the State Attorney's Office when probable-cause arrests are made.  On January 23, Collison was charged with felony battery and disorderly conduct.

A police department is like any other department or office: there are rivalries, animosities, factions.  Other officers must have known what a jerk Justin Collison was and may have been upset that he was not booked and charged.  The case against the eleven officers was brought by another officer in the department.

But at least some members of the Sanford Police Department may have had unpleasant associations with Zimmerman.  They recalled him not as the diligent watch captain who had repeatedly reported problems to them, but as a community agitator who had played the race card.  He was the guy who sicced the NAACP on the department.  It would be poetic justice if now he were to be targeted by the NAACP.   If this supposition is correct, it's safe to say no one imagined the ultimate consequences.

We will eventually hear Chris Serino's testimony about what he concluded in his investigation and what he told Tracy Martin.  But it's hard to believe that an experienced investigator would have unintentionally given a victim's father hope for an outcome that he could not guarantee.  An experienced investigator would be able to comfort a grieving father without inciting him.

The fact that Zimmerman had been engaged in activism to get a the son of a Sanford police officer charged with a crime for beating a black man has been brought out as evidence that Zimmerman is not motivated by animus toward blacks.  However it has not, until this, been suggested that it could have been a motive for some on the Sanford police force to want to make Mr. Zimmerman's life difficult.  But the idea is entirely plausible.

It is supreme irony that George Zimmerman, a "person of color" who has engaged in community organizing on behalf of a homeless African-American man and against police corruption is being torn to pieces by a left-wing media and civil rights establishment (aided and abetted by no less than the nation's Community Organizer in Chief - and fellow man of color - Barack Obama).  And all for the "crime" of defending himself against an even more politically correct attacker.

I guess that George Zimmerman is learning the same lesson that Hillary Clinton learned in 2008.  To the left when it is black vs. anything else, whether brown or woman, black will always win.

Under the "one drop rule" which is used by both antebellum slave owners and modern civil rights activists anyone with even "one drop" of black blood is to be considered black.  Since we now know that Zimmerman is directly descended from at least one black person he could have spent his life identifying himself as black rather than Hispanic.  Had he done so his shooting of Martin - whatever the circumstances, self defense or cold blooded murder - would have been of absolutely no interest to Barack Obama, Al Sharpton or the national left-wing media.