Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Obama Worship: More Of A Feature Rather Than A Bug

UPDATED: It's not just schools. This is even creepier than those.
Thanks to Sandra and my wife for finding this link.

UPDATE II: To my anonymous commenter. How would you feel if these children where chanting back platitudes from the political campaign of George W. Bush?

Links via Hot Air.

I didn't think it would get much worse than this clip. But then, the question, "Can it get any worse?" has slowly been turning rhetorical the past few months.

Involuntary indoctrination of little children to worship a cult of personality. No wonder why Obama wants to make the school year longer.

No surprise why home schooling is catching on.

Quote For The Week: To Help Put Things Into Perspective Edition

Roman Polanski raped a child. Let's just start right there, because that's the detail that tends to get neglected when we start discussing whether it was fair for the bail-jumping director to be arrested at age 76, after 32 years in "exile" (which in this case means owning multiple homes in Europe, continuing to work as a director, marrying and fathering two children, even winning an Oscar, but never -- poor baby -- being able to return to the U.S.). Let's keep in mind that Roman Polanski gave a 13-year-old girl a Quaalude and champagne, then raped her, before we start discussing whether the victim looked older than her 13 years, or that she now says she'd rather not see him prosecuted because she can't stand the media attention. Before we discuss how awesome his movies are or what the now-deceased judge did wrong at his trial, let's take a moment to recall that according to the victim's grand jury testimony, Roman Polanski instructed her to get into a jacuzzi naked, refused to take her home when she begged to go, began kissing her even though she said no and asked him to stop; performed cunnilingus on her as she said no and asked him to stop; put his penis in her vagina as she said no and asked him to stop; asked if he could penetrate her anally, to which she replied, "No," then went ahead and did it anyway, until he had an orgasm.

Can we do that? Can we take a moment to think about all that, and about the fact that Polanski pled guilty to unlawful sex with a minor, before we start talking about what a victim he is? Because that would be great, and not nearly enough people seem to be doing it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

To Start The Week Off

It's Monday. The days are getting shorter and cooler. This is for those who need the pick me up to get their week started.

Bob McDonnell On Fox News Sunday

I missed this when it aired Sunday morning. Not a bad showing at all.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hope You Enjoy This As Much As I Did

The most unusual cover to Fade To Black I have heard.

There's more Metallica goodness coverage here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

They Told Me That If I Voted For McCain And Palin That It Would Turn This Country Into A Cult And A Theocracy

And they were right.*

Whoever wrote that lifted a line straight out of 'Jesus Loves The Little Children'.

From the YouTube video:
He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight

From the children's Sunday school song:
Red and yellow and black or white,
They are all precious in his sight.

*IIRC, it was Professor InstaPundit who coined that phrase.

UPDATE: I take it back, Prof. Reynolds only put the current spin on the old joke. The original joke was coined way back in 1966:
They told me that if I voted for Goldwater, we'd have a war in Southeast Asia, civil and racial unrest, and a ruined economy. I went ahead and voted for him anyway, and it turned out they were absolutely right.

Thanks to Kevin for that last tidbit.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bacon Is A Line In The Sand

This is how it starts. Some group did some study claiming something bad was going to happen. Releasing the results as a whisper blowing in the proverbial wind. The only problem is the whispers are attached to fancy sounding names like World Health Study or Global Diet Initiative and usually funded some way with the United Nations in some manner.

The latest case of the phenomena is this latest finding that even eating hot dogs once will increase a person’s chance of some sort of cancer.

It will be reported in the news once or twice. Soon, other studies from other universities – usually funded with tax money -- will show up parroting the same results. Then the studies will look at salami and bologna. Pepperoni will be examined under the hot lights. Then the other parts of the pig will be looked over as well.

Soon, Congress will hold meetings about the dangers of various cuts of meat. The irony of pending legislation to outlaw pork will be completely lost on them.

The day they come for bacon is a call to arms.

Friends, Pig Farmers, Countrymen. No fortune is too great to be sacrificed for the bellies of the porker. When the pig has done nothing but played in the mud and gorged itself so we can have one of the world’s most perfect food. How perfect is it? Why do the good restaurants serve breakfast all day long? Without bacon, that would be impossible. That is the power that bacon holds.

Many of the scientists are only looking out for your own good. They need a subtle reminder if the word ‘Bacon’ should be mentioned from their lips; they need to be one the lookout for their own good. When they threaten bacon they temp their fates by a meeting with Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.

Even if you don’t care for bologna, it will affect you. It fulfills the old proverb, ‘First, they came for hot dogs, but I didn’t care for hot dogs so I did nothing. Then they came for pepperoni, but I’m not big on pizza so I did nothing. Then they came for bologna but I’m not a kid anymore so I did nothing. Then they came for bacon. . .’

Sure this may sound like a call for protection of bacon. And I’m not going to lie, it is. But it is also a call out for self determination as well. By justifying their cause with the mantra, “For your own good” takes away a little bit of your personal freedom. Either bacon or health care or whatever the next ‘crisis’ is. Individual freedom is eroded away bit by bit.

UPDATE: Linked by HotMES and Today's Featured Blog over at Pundit & Punette.

UPDATE II: The Classic Liberal has added this with their round up as well.

UPDATE III: The TrogloPundit links. If it was cheese and not hot dogs, I would be linking to him.

UPDATE IV: I've been linked by Ace of Spades, HQ. In terms of hits, that's hitting the lotto. Next to InstaPundit, of course.


Thanks Dad.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rachel Maddow Biased? I'm Shocked!

Eh, she's an idiot. Either willfully blind or rabid partisan.

Seeing how she claims to be one of the few to hear the call of 'Dog Whistle' racism, I'm betting rabid partisan. I hope she has had her shots.

It's the best that Maddow and her ilk can do to discredit anyone who disagrees with the policies of Barack. They play the one card they can: "RAAAACIST!"

Via Ace.

Friday, September 18, 2009

"I Am Sith Lord Darth Hottiness"

I gotta start watching Red Eye. And not just because of the Notorious P.A.B.

More: Linked back to RS McCain and The Daily Gator. As well a The Camp Of The Saints too.

To Give The Left Wing Media A Chance To Catch Up

In case you have been watching ABC news, then it's safe to say this is pretty much new to you.

Two journalists, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles -- if they were a cartoon, they would be Fred and Daphne from Scooby-Doo -- go undercover at ACORN posing as a pimp and a prostitute. ACORN, in part, is a TAX PAYER funded organization supposedly set up to help poor and down trodden. The people at ACORN don't bat an eye when the Giles and O'Keefe suggest opening up a WHOREHOUSE for UNDERAGE CHILDREN who need to be smuggled into the country. Giles and O'Keefe went to at least five -- with rumors of more tapes to come -- different offices in FIVE different cities do to their undercover work.

Remember, your tax money went to people wanting to help set up a WHOREHOUSE for UNDERAGE HOOKERS. Shouldn't that piss you off (Ace has the video)?

No one likes to be called out as an idiot: Especially if they have friends in high places. One of the cities where the ACORN office was stung was in Baltimore. Think O'Keefe and Giles will be applauded for exposing corruption on a grand scale? Or put under investigation?

This too: Andrew Breitbart, founder of the new portal, Big Government, was on Fox News and for some reason, Media Matters thought it was inflammatory enough to flag it (but they think that about any conservative viewpoint). The video was posted without comment so my only guess was that it's because Breitbart hit the mark on calling out Jonathan Klein, the president of CNN.

Uh Oh. How much exactly are US Taxpayers on the tab for ACORN?
According to the database, taxpayers supported ACORN to the tune of more than $12.5 million from 2003 to 2007

It's hard out there for a pimp.

Just Because They Have A Camera Pointed At Them Doesn't Mean They Are Smarter Than You*

Wolf Blitzer of CNN was on Celebrity Jeopardy. Keep in mind he's a 'Decider' of what news you hear and don't hear. Wait until you see how far he's in the hole at the end of "Double Jeopardy".

Sure it's just a game show but he was completely pwnned by comedian Andy Richter.
*Headline credit to something Jim Treacher once said. Credit due and all that.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quote For The Week: Nuanced Urban Edition

First of all, I tried to make it clear that I wasn't talking about classic white-black racism, though elements of that are present, to be sure. My sense of the teabaggers is more complicated: they are primarily working-class, largely rural and elderly white people. They are freaked by the economy. They are also freaked by the government spending--TARP, the stimulus package etc.--that was necessary to avoid a financial collapse. (I'm not sure Keynes is taught in very many American high schools.) But most of all, they are freaked by an amorphous feeling that they America they imagined they were living in--Sarah Palin's fantasy America--is a different place now, changing for the worse, overrun by furriners of all sorts: Latinos, South Asians, East Asians, homosexuals...to say nothing of liberated, uppity blacks.

In that sense, Barack Obama is the apotheosis of all they fear. He is a child of what used to be called miscegenation--a mixed marriage. His father was a Muslim, his mother was sort of a hippy. She raised him in Hawaii, which is just barely American and in Indonesia (which is very suspicious). He is a liberal (even if a prohibitively moderate one). Worse, he's a completely urban sort. There is nothing resembling a log cabin in his background. We've had elite Presidents--the Roosevelts, the Bushes--but we have never really had an urban one. (New York Governor Al Smith, Tammany Hall's finest, was trounced in 1928--the last pure urban candidate.) This sort of populist paranoia is disgraceful, but as American as apple pie. The appropriately-named Know-Nothing Party of the 1840s was anti-immigrant. The Republican Party has pursued an implicitly racist "southern strategy" since the late 1960s.

Monday, September 14, 2009

ReasonTV Takes On 9/12

Via Diane's Twitter Feed.

Fear and Self-Loathing In Washington D.C.

UPDATE: Linked by McCain himself. I'm still hoping for traffic from people wanting 9/12 pictures but if Hannah Giles Bikini Photos work too, so be it.

I-95 stretched out in front of me on my way to Washington DC. I was hitting a cup of Mountain Dew with another cup of coffee in reserve. A sack with food from Taco Bell was sitting next to me. I haven't scrapped the bottom yet. The package of No-Doze wasn't touched yet.

I was lucky enough to find a parking garage within a couple of block from the Capitol building. At ten bucks for all day parking, it's a steal.

There was still a respectable crowd in the afternoon. If I was a foreigner and had to guess, I would say that the flag for the country was yellow and had a rattlesnake on it. A very nice couple were flying both, the Gadsden flag and the Arizona state flag. They had flown in on Wednesday for the purpose of going to the protest.

While I was looking for a certain blogger with a notorious reputation, I did notice that there was a air of hostility from the crowds. Not to each other but to Congress and the President. As if the people there didn't want the Government to choose their health care plan. And were making their voice heard.

Despite what was said, not everyone was an angry white man.

And I did see some people in white robes too. But they were definitely not with the 9/12 project.

I finally located where McCain was staying at and start to hike my way there. I was stopped by a homeless man wearing glasses with no lenses. Nice enough guy but was soon asking me if I was at any of those protests earlier. Soon, the conversation turned to Barack Obama and a plea for money. I had a pocketful of loose change. I handed that to him. No idea how much it was but it was enough for him to stop talking. Worth every penny.

I meet Robert Stacy McCain outside of the hotel, having a smoke break with Dan Riehl. As soon as they were done with their butts, we headed up to the bar. Stacy is a 'Social Conservative' after all. Until it's time to pay the tab. Suddenly he remembers a 'Blog Posting' that needs to be done 'Right Away' and he's gone. At least I knew enough to write Matt Welch from Reason Magazine on the tab.

It was time for me to make my leave. It was a very long day, walking all over DC and still a longer drive home which can take a toll on a man. Luckily, I still had the No-Doze.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yet One More Star Trek Mash Up

Not as good as the Star Trek/Monty Python mash up but still enjoyable.