Month: May 2010

The best paragraph I’ve read in months…

comes courtesy of Dr. Zero at Hot Air:

Liberals see themselves as enlightened crusaders, embarked on a quest to transform a fundamentally flawed America. They swoon when they hear Barack Obama speak of his “transformative” agenda. The “hope and change” mantra conjures an image of helpless little people waiting to be rescued. The transformation they have in mind is coercive – they’re not talking about transforming society by giving people more freedom to do what they want, or allowing them to express their will through greater amounts of income protected from taxation. It might be possible to rationalize inflicting forcible change on something you love, but you wouldn’t take that attitude toward something you revere.

The rest of his post is pretty good too…go read it.

From Elvis: With Peace, Love and a complete lack of understanding

Elvis Costello is one of those self-important musicians who believes that his voice needs to be heard on social and political matters…often through his music. When I was in high school, many of the “cool” kids would quote Elvis Costello lyrics in any discussions of politics (most particularly when denouncing President Reagan).

Well, Elvis Costello has gotten old and he has lost his social relevance. Now Elvis feels it’s time to speak up again…against Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. Alas, it appears his entire education into the matter consists of contacting “members of the Israeli media”:

It is after considerable contemplation that I have lately arrived at the decision that I must withdraw from the two performances scheduled in Israel on the 30th of June and the 1st of July.

I must believe that the audience for the coming concerts would have contained many people who question the policies of their government on settlement and deplore conditions that visit intimidation, humiliation or much worse on Palestinian civilians in the name of national security.

I am also keenly aware of the sensitivity of these themes in the wake of so many despicable acts of violence perpetrated in the name of liberation.

My thanks also go to the members of the Israeli media with whom I had most rewarding and illuminating conversations. They may regard these exchanges as a waste of their time but they were of great value and help to me in gaining an appreciation of the cultural scene.

Sometimes a silence in music is better than adding to the static and so an end to it.

How clever, Elvis. Of course you had NO voice while this was happening, did you?:

Of course it’s possible that the “Israeli Media” that Elvis relies upon to make his stand may also be the same “media” that gives us this:

Using “Elvis Costello logic” perhaps we can likely presume that Elvis Costello is an anti-semetic terrorist supporter who hates children. Using HIS logic, that is.

Now excuse me whilst I purge my music collection…

(yes…this post is intentionally inflammatory. No more so than a Palestinian rocket being fired into Sderot…)

Illegal Alien at Arizona Law Protest: “The Arizona Law…I don’t hate it, I just don’t understand it…”

At least that guy can admit his confusion…most of the rest of the protesters think they know exactly what the law is about (racism):

Especially embarrassing to me personally…the UCLA chick who was almost unintelligible while describing the Arizona law. When I went to UCLA, it was assumed that we had at LEAST basic reading skills before entrance. So you could, like…READ things like great literature and…LAWS:

South Korea Wins Medal For Courageous Restraint

And it’s going to look perfect over their tombstone:

U.S. Implicates North Korean Leader in Attack

Published: May 22, 2010

WASHINGTON — A new American intelligence analysis of a deadly torpedo attack on a South Korean warship concludes that Kim Jong-il, the ailing leader of North Korea, must have authorized the torpedo assault, according to senior American officials who cautioned that the assessment was based on their sense of the political dynamics there rather than hard evidence.

The officials said they were increasingly convinced that Mr. Kim ordered the sinking of the ship, the Cheonan, to help secure the succession of his youngest son.

“We can’t say it is established fact,” said one senior American official who was involved in the highly classified assessment, based on information collected by many of the country’s 16 intelligence agencies. “But there is very little doubt, based on what we know about the current state of the North Korean leadership and the military.”

Beyond speculation, let’s state the obvious.  The South Korean ship did not sink because it hit an iceberg, engine explosion or called back to port over the norovirus outbreak at the buffet.

It was a murderous surprise attack by a nuclear power.

From the people who always like to say that they’re going to hit back twice as hard and get in everybody’s faces, when it comes to dealing with truly evil people their response is decidedly muted:

Mrs. Clinton said Washington would back South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s decision to report North Korea to the U.N. Security Council this week and seek potential, new economic sanctions against Pyongyang over the incident.

“We want them to take some steps in the international arena to underscore the seriousness of the matter,” said a senior U.S. official who took part in the dinner.

The “seriousness of the matter” is that North Korea, without provocation, just attacked a military ship of a US ally and killed 46 of their sailors.  The Clinton/Obama response is to write a letter and press for UN sanctions that will take months and fail even if passed.

That’s an Act of War, not an “act of aggression”.  The South Korean cowards who have for years sought to expel the US security blanket that has kept them safe for decades now heel to their masters in Washington at the prospect of having to raise their fists to defend themselves.

They, of course, won’t and they are doomed as a country if they expect the current U.S. administration to save them.

Curling up in the fetal position and sucking their thumbs will not call off Kim Jong-Il. The Chicoms and Soviets will not even muster a vote of condemnation from the Security Council they never should have been allowed on.  Even as we remove sanctions from their companies providing anti-U.S. aircraft weaponry to Syria and helping Iran develop The Bomb we will get nothing in return.

The world has seen the weakness of Barack Obama to the shame of our country and are siding with the strong horse like they always do.  Welcome to your Post-American world, assholes.

UPDATE 5/24/10:  In response to the NorKs killing 46 of their servicemen, the South Korean cowards have decided that the best course of action is to set their boom box at the border and turn “Purple Haze” up to 11.  That’ll learn ‘em.

Or not.

SEOUL, May 24 (Reuters) – North Korea threatened on Monday to fire at South Korean equipment if it is set up at their heavily armed border to broadcast anti-Pyongyang messages, and vowed to take stronger measures if Seoul escalated tensions.

South Korea said on Monday it would resume loudspeaker broadcasts at the border that had been suspended for six years, as part of its punishment toward the North for the sinking of one of its navy ships.

Because, you see, a surprise attack on a military ship and killing your soldiers isn’t “escalating tensions”.  They kill your soldiers, you turn the radio up.

US forces should not be put in harm’s way to defend these tiny dicked bastards.  If they won’t defend their country why should we?

Liberal Thank You Notes – V

We at the Buffet declare the week of May 17-21 to be “Thank a Liberal Week”.

To honor Liberal Achievement from the New Deal through the Great Society up to the Obama administration, our Going Galt line is introducing a new line of thank you notes!

Happy Friday Buffet Friends! We crown Thank a Liberal Week with a tribute to the great liberals who, in the tradition of JFK who said, “ask not what your country can do for you, rather ask what can you do for your country”, do everything in their power to cash in votes for free sh*t.

Whatevs, Tinpot Twatwaffle

Looks like Obongo and his bathtub buddy Phillip Caliente are both beside themselves with angst over Arizona’s desire to control its borders. Unsurprisingly, the rest of the dim-o-cracks are equally heartsick.

I’m just curious, Phillip, what else are you going to do to us? What additional risk do we subject ourselves to by enforcing what is already a federal law?

You’ve emptied out your jails and handed the criminals guides on how to cross the border into the promised land. You’ve turned your own country into a massive, steaming pile of chili-pepper-flecked stool. Your own government’s corruption rivals only our own in scope and destructiveness. You send us your murderers, your diseased, your illiterate, your dregs.

What more can you do? You can’t even fend off your own drug gangs with your military. Go on back to your mud hut in Mexico City and we’ll run our country as we see fit. When we need advice on making some kick-ass salsa, we’ll let you know, otherwise, go pound sand.

Liberal Thank You Notes – IV

We at the Buffet declare the week of May 17-21 to be “Thank a Liberal Week”.

To honor Liberal Achievement from the New Deal through the Great Society up to the Obama administration, our Going Galt line is introducing a new line of thank you notes!

Thursday brings us to that special liberal who is too smart to subscribe to “organized religion” but for some inexplicable reason, has a certain unfulfilled longing.

There is no god but Obama and his prophet Al Gore! Obama Akbar!

Message to Mexican President and Obama apologybots: Go $&@# Yourselves (Updated…Mark Levin CRUSHES Calderon)

Allow me to share a personal note. Today a friend of mine obtained her US Citizenship (I’d share photos, but I don’t have permission).

She’s beaming ear to ear. She has dropped a tear or two today in thankfulness. She proudly waves her American flag and has been talking all day about how now she has “freedom”.

I’ve been choked up about it myself today. See…my friend EARNED her “freedom”. She jumped through all of the legal hoops, studied our Constitution, and learned all of the privileges and obligations of being an American and will share her experience with her two native-born children so that they too will know how special it is to be a citizen of the greatest country in history.

Then I see this.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon took the unusual step Wednesday morning of criticizing an American law while visiting the White House, saying cooperation is needed to fix the US-Mexican immigration issue but “such laws as the Arizona law that is forcing our people to face discrimination. If we are divided, we cannot overcome these problems.”

President Obama welcomed Calderon and Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala this morning with a hearty, “bienvenidos” during a ceremony on the South Lawn marking the start of a full day’s worth of events culminating in a formal state dinner this evening, President Obama’s second.

Suggestion to you, Mr. Calderon. Why don’t you fix your own $&@&ing country before you come over here and criticize ours? The illegal immigrants you push over here may desire to leave your shithole of a country for the freedoms of ours, but they have no appreciation of those freedoms.

Can anyone ever remember a President allowing a a foreign dignitary to visit the White House to shit on us before?

Anyone want to bet that before these two tools stood at their podiums, Obama offered yet another apology?

I’m seriously sick of this crap. This isn’t the first time that piece-of-shit Calderon dumped on us either.

Update…go here for a classic Mark Levin blast on Flip Calderon.

Liberal Thank You Notes – III

We at the Buffet declare the week of May 17-21 to be “Thank a Liberal Week”.

To honor Liberal Achievement from the New Deal through the Great Society up to the Obama administration, our Going Galt line is introducing a new line of thank you notes!

Let’s honor the government employee who, by virtue of race, sex and victim status, beat out someone actually qualified to serve you!

80 Year Old Cancer Patient Goes Before Electoral Death Panel

I don’t think we should operate on this one.  A pain pill should do the trick.

Put it out of it’s misery.

“If we’re not careful, if you don’t field the strongest candidate — frankly, like Arlen Specter — they’re going to take over,” Specter said of the tea parties. “Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.”

Fool, you were primaried by your own party and lost.  Who excludes who exactly?  So much for the Big Tent of the Democratic Party.  It speaks volumes for the Specters of the world who complained to the very end about how far to the right the Republican Party had gone (as if!) to be done in by how far to the left the Democrats have gone.

Once a figurehead of “moderates” in the Republican Party, he evolved after decades in Washington to see average citizens who want limited government as greater enemies than Democrats and in need of a beating no less for the crime of wanting someone to represent them.

Let that be a lesson to you other traitors and turncoats.  There is no honor among thieves.

Congressional Candidate Brian Miller on Babylon 5

Did you know that the guy who played the security chief on Babylon 5 is an active conservative with his own radio show?

What’s that? Do don’t know what Babylon 5 is?

Well, um…

Say, did you know that my favorite Republican candidate and founder of the conservative PAC, Freshman 50 was on some semi-famous actor’s new conservative radio show?

Here is a well-spent nine minutes on a hopeful re-birth of the Republican party.

ps Michael Garibaldi was a pretty badass security chief as he kept the peace between the Narn, Centauri and the Mimbari factions.

UPDATE: I’m not all alone in the night! Here’s yet another B5 fan of the conservative persuasion. Seriously, the guy who wrote it, J. Michael Straczynski, is an excellent writer who perfected what Star Trek originally set out to do. See here for my earlier raves about him.

Has ANYONE in the Obama Administration ACTUALLY read the Arizona Immigration Law?

Eric Holder hasn’t read it.

Janet Napalitano hasn’t read it.

Now our State Department is apologizing for our “human rights violations” using the Arizona law as the example. Turns out nobody in the State Department has read it either:

You know, this law is all of SEVENTEEN freakin’ pages. PJ Crowley makes the claim that this law “will inevitably devolve into racial profiling.”

Yet the law SPECIFICALLY forbids racial profiling in its enforcement.

Has Crowley read the law yet?

Well, he doesn’t want to go “through the particulars of the law”.

Has Crowley read the law yet?


What the hell is this Administration doing trotting out their minions to speak to the media regarding the Arizona Immigration Law when it is apparent that NONE Of them have taken 20 minutes to read the damn thing? Disagree with the political stance of the Administration all you want, but one thing is apparent…these people are freakin’ incompetent.

Liberal Thank You Notes – II

We at the Buffet declare the week of May 17-21 to be “Thank a Liberal Week”.

To honor Liberal Achievement from the New Deal through the Great Society up to the Obama administration, our Going Galt line is introducing a new line of thank you notes!

Today we honor all the great feminists who fought tirelessly to assert that women could be every bit as irresponsible and shallow as men when it comes to relationships.

Liberal Thank You Notes – I

We at the Buffet declare the week of May 17-21 to be “Thank a Liberal Week”.

To honor Liberal Achievement from the New Deal through the Great Society up to the Obama administration, our Going Galt line is introducing a new line of thank you notes!

Day one is for our Greek friends who set the bar for the SEIU to emulate.

Snappy Answers to Liberal Cliches

Before I begin my rant, check out a great rundown of California’s union-inspired woes (punctuated with great shots of Arnold in his Pumping Iron days), visit the hat-tip at Director Blue.

Now, onto business.

Next time a school board or politician throws a “for the children” in your face, Ask whether a teacher would be willing to cut back a bit on his benefits or consider retiring like the rest of us a little later than 55.

It flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but check this out.

It is galling for private sector workers to see so many public sector workers thriving because of the power their unions exercise. Take California. Investigative journalist Steve Malanga point out in the City Journal that California’s schoolteachers are the nation’s highest paid; its prison guards can make six-figure salaries; many state workers retire at 55 with pensions that are higher than the base pay they got most of their working lives. All this when California endures an unemployment rate steeper than the nation’s. It will get worse. There’s an exodus of firms that want to escape California’s high taxes, stifling regulations, and recurring budget crises. When Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers, says he will not build any more facilities in California, you know the state is in trouble.

The business community and a growing portion of the public now understand the dynamics that discriminate against the private sector. The public sector unions organize voting campaigns for politicians who, on election, repay their benefactors by approving salaries and benefits for the public sector, irrespective of whether they are sustainable.

Like John Edwards poetic homily about the “two Americas” and the little matchstick girl, there is an outdated and inaccurate picture that unions and politicians like to trot out. Can you picture the public servant who is overworked and treated as a second-class citizen who needs just a little more money to educate your child, protect your streets or take out your trash? Sure you can. It makes a cameo every election cycle.

That image is an obsolete cliche that has been replaced with this:

A Citizens Budget Commission report in 2005 showed that for most job categories in the greater New York City region, public sector workers received higher hourly wages than private sector workers. And according to a 2009 survey by the same group, this doesn’t even count the money that New York City pays in full premiums for comprehensive health insurance policies
for workers and their families. Only 8 percent of workers in private firms enjoy that subsidy.

When the aforementioned teacher tells you to screw off, consider mentioning that it is a very selfish and greedy to not sacrifice a bit of the Cadillac plan to hire more teachers.

You know, for the children.

And This Little Piggy Went Wee, Wee, Wee…All The Way Home

New Orleans has a problem with stank.   Not to confuse our seven readers, but a new stank – not the old one.

I’m going to question the timing:

NEW ORLEANS — At almost 300 years old, somewhat moldy from the remnants of Hurricane Katrina and surrounded by muddy water and swamps, this city is not exactly known for being lemony fresh.

But from the French Quarter to New Orleans East, people here have been complaining about a tinge to the air that is unsettling even by local standards.

What has happened recently???  I’m at a loss unless…wait…there was something that happened just this last week:

Nashville Police Chief Ronal Serpas takes job in New Orleans

Did the bouquet resemble fried bologna, Old Spice, jowl sweat and feet?  Because if it did, I think we’ve found our culprit.

For a city that prides itself on bacchanalian revelry, the stale sock of Chief Teetotaler is about to drape across the nose of your good time for the foreseeable future.

I’d say to prepare for the jump in violent crime and unsolved murders too (our’s is close to 40% now), but thanks to the Legacy of Naginomics you all should be ready to make that drunken, hobo stumble into Chicago gangland numbers.

Congratulations to your up and coming funeral home industry and may it replace all the French Quarter businesses forced to close once he starts enacting the same DUI laws that he did here.

Barack “Everything Wrong I Inherited From Bush” Obama Ridicules Oil Companies For Playing Blame Game

Chutzpah, it’s what’s for dinner:

“I did not appreciate what I considered to be a ridiculous spectacle during the congressional hearings into this matter,” he intoned. “You had executives of BP and Transocean and Halliburton falling over each other to point the finger of blame at somebody else.”

Has fault been completely determined at this point?  It’s not like BP, Transocean or anyone wants to watch tens of millions of dollars of their product floating away and causing both an environmental and public relations disaster.  If it could have been avoided it would have.

“Failsafe” is such a misnomer.  Is our National Security “failsafe”?  How about the burglar alarm on your house?

How many failsafe measures from checking visas, passports, IDs, luggage screening, pat downs, and FBI watchlists prevented 9/11, the Ft. Hood shooting or the attempted Times Square bombing?

Risk management is not risk elimination.

Very little in this world is free from the potential of failure though you would never know it based on a narcissistic egomaniac who is only able to take blame on himself if he couches it in terms of him not explaining himself clearly to you morons as CBS frets:

This disaster is going to play out over a very long time, and as it gets worse there certainly will be efforts by others — out of frustration over lost livelihoods and environmental damage, and for purely political purposes — who will try to shift blame to the administration.

And eventually some of it may stick. The president is already working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.

As always, the buck stops anywhere else but here.  If only the Gulf Oil spill got the same rapid Overdrive response that Obama’s personal damage control team takes in covering their own hides.

Admittedly, the oil spill is not as slick or polluting to the environment of our country.

Socialism Is As American As Mother Jones, Softball, And Redistributing The Pie

It's Pat! The Outrageously Funny Supreme Court Nomination!

It says a lot about the national media when Red State has to be the first one get their hands on a Supreme Court nominee’s college thesis because they refuse to do even the most cursory due diligence.  They just don’t want you to know and will only cover it if forced because you’re, like, totally making a big deal out of it for no reason.

Kagan is a Socialist.  A big one.  Just like the guy who nominated her though we can’t compare his college records because he ran for President, lied his way to victory, ruined the country in 14 months and the media has still decided not to investigate whether or not he was a C- student.  After all, how can he be???  He’s the smartest guy, most handsomest guy Marc Ambinder or Steve Benen ever rubbed their Viagra boners together over.

While Sully watched.  Sorry, kiddo.  But you’re a drain on our resources.  Luckily, we were easily able to adapt that “fat kid” monitoring program to AIDS patients.

/death panel

But say what you will about Kagan’s physical appearance, her ambiguous “It’s Pat” persona, or whether or not she looks more like a chunky Bob Costas than Dick Morris in a pantsuit but what you cannot argue is that she doesn’t know her Socialism.

She does.  To a fetishistic degree.

The Resolution?  There’s “Hope” and “Change” in those Hammers & Sickles:

Through its own internal feuding, then, the Socialist Party exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. (ed. – boohoo!)  The story is a sad but also chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.

There’s that word again.  But just what is it that Kagan wants to “change” America into?  Early on she spoke of “the Bolshevik seizure of power holding a romantic allure” for her kind.

Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one’s fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe.  Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies.  In unity lies their only hope.

“In unity lies their hope.”  The “lies” part I believe.

In other words, the “Workers of the world unite!” for the everybody gets a medal generation.

Their “hope” is the subjugation of liberty and individualism to the state.  Their “change” is to lower the standard of living for all benighted plebe Americans, previously unaware of the class struggle, save those few noble Harvard/Yale souls called to rule them.  After all, who could be more in touch with the common man or woman than people who paid $50k a year to go to college for six to ten years in hopes of getting a government job?

Such an undertaking has been attempted many times before and always with the same result.  It requires the breaking of a few bourgeoisie eggs to make the omelet of Stalinism.  If by “breaking” you mean killing and by “eggs” you mean people.

Such starry-eyed idealists can never allow a few misguided constitutionalists to stand in the way of the eternal struggle for Government over Individual inequality.

Support Earmark Transparency

A group I follow, the Sunlight Foundation is urging us to get our congressroaches to pass the Earmark Transparency Act.

Here is their press release:

It’s no secret that earmarks – notoriously known as “pork spending” – have been one of the least transparent parts of government. Well, yesterday we took a big step forward in fixing that problem.

Already this week, 5,000 of you have stepped up to help us pass the Public Online Information Act (POIA) and make the executive branch more open. Now, we have an additional bill in our arsenal – the bipartisan Earmark Transparency Act (ETA) – which would make Congress more open as well, specifically around earmarks.

Just as I said in my last email though, neither POIA nor the Earmark Transparency Act will pass without you and me pressuring Congress to make them a real priority.

If we don’t demand passage of these bills, it will all just be a “nice effort” by the bills’ sponsors. So join us here:

We’re going to take our pledge to Capitol Hill at the end of June to make sure that all of Congress knows we’re serious about action on these two important pieces of legislation.

Our goal is to get 25,000 signatures by then.

To get there, it’s going to take all of us continuing to share this pledge with those we know via email, Twitter, Facebook or any other ways we know how. Next week (as soon as we can get our technology implemented!), we’re going to start phone calls to Congress to get more co-sponsors as well.

Put simply, Congress isn’t expecting us to care about transparency in government enough for them to act on it.

With enough of us together, though, we’re going to show them that we not only care about creating an open government, but it’s actually of the utmost importance to us.

San Diego’s education leaders show how truly uneducated they are (updated)

More moronic reaction to Arizona’s new immigration law:

Stopping short of warning students against travel to Arizona, the San Diego school board on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the state’s new immigration law as unconstitutional.

Approved unanimously, the resolution urges Arizona to repeal legislation that will allow law enforcement to question anyone on their immigration status — and detain those who cannot prove legal residency — if stopped for reasonable cause.

San Diego’s schools have many problems…low test scores, teachers having sex with students, and the inability of the school district to apply already allocated funding to school repairs and upgrades.

But oh no…the San Diego school board has more important things on its agenda. Perhaps they can take the public’s eye off of their incompetence by throwing their massive weight and influence against the state of Arizona and its “racist” policy.

Trustee Shelia Jackson became emotional during the vote.

“For many of us who had to live with people judging us based on the color of our skin, this is very painful,” Jackson said. “If no one speaks up, this law will spread.”

Ms. Jackson hits the problem on the head…see NOBODY has been speaking up on this issue. I am so very glad our San Diego school board has stepped to the lead on this issue…and look! Here’s the City of Los Angeles following suit with it’s own idiotic action…a boycott of Arizona!

More brilliance from last night’s school board meeting (from those who clearly haven’t read the law):

During the hourlong hearing, tensions flared. One man declared Arizona as the “new Mississippi.”

Kathi Pastor, a teacher at the Old Town School, applauded the resolution.

“Many say we should not get involved in Arizona’s law,” she said. “The Civil War was fought about other states’ laws.”

Isn’t it scary that we allow such uniformed dolts to teach our children?

(Update: Yesterday I sent the reporter from the San Diego Union, Maureen Magee, an email asking if she had actually read the Arizona law. I also queried if she had asked any of the board members if THEY had actually read the law. I’ll let y’all know if she responds, but I’m not holding my breath…especially since ERIC FREAKIN’ HOLDER hasn’t bothered to read it.)