Month: July 2010

Rich White Woman Marries Rich White Man In Historic Wedding

UPDATED: Sorry fellas, this one’s taken.

You had your chance.

News Or Not News?

Dog bites man? Not news.

Man bites dog? News.

Dog marries dog? Cute local filler story.

Dog marries man? Historic world news (via Newsbusters):

It’s “royal.” It’s of “historic proportions.”  It’s Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, and CBS apologizes for letting actual news get in the way of its breathless coverage.

Anchoring the coverage in Rhinebeck, Early Show weekend co-host Erica Hill, after referring to the event as “America’s royal wedding,” threw it back to a remorseful Chris Wragge in the studio, who promised to get back to Erica in “just a couple of minutes” after a couple of news items “we have to address.” When she got the ball back, Hill described the wedding as being of “historic proportions.”

Government work really does pay well for two lifelong civil servants to afford a $5,000,000 wedding.  But should she wear an off-white collar from Oscar de la Renta?

So much for all that “Two Americas” talk that was so popular with our class warring brethren.  How many Gulf Coast fishermen could that feed?  How many poor, despondent 9/11 first responders?  Or more appropriately for Frau Clinton, how many pets from a Sarah McLachlan ASPCA animal cruelty commercial could it save from the merciful death panels we all will enjoy soon enough?

After all, hetero marriage is just modern slavery.  Wonderfully ornate and consensual slavery blessed by Vera Wang herself.

Our bosoms swell with pride that in a time of record unemployment, a collapsing economy, two wars and a DMZ on our southern border that a rich white woman and a rich white man can show us that the world can still be full of beauty if you have stolen enough money from the taxpayers to insulate yourself from it.

How does this escape the narrative?  Apparently, the Clinton/Mezvinsky arrangement is supposed to create a genetically enhanced Super Kleptocrat capable of not knowing the definition of the word “is” in addition to being a “bipolar, one man crime wave”:

Edward Mezvinsky’s son, Marc, is engaged to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S President Bill Clinton and current U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton.[3]

Criminal activities

Mezvinsky was involved in a series of business transactions that ultimately led to his downfall. Prosecutors later would call him a one-man crime wave.[1] In 2000, after examining his business deals since 1980, prosecutors said that they uncovered elements of fraud in nearly every one.[1]

In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.[4] Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after his indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defense.[1] Mezvinsky was released from federal prison on April 11, 2008.[5]

It’s a match made in a federal penitentiary.   Pre-natal care is a must for their first child.  Especially if your gestation period is 9 months at 30% and time off for good behavior and your pediatrician doubles as your parole officer.

That Damn Fool Will Get Himself Killed By Some Other Damn Fool

That Stephen Douglas quote was the only thing that came to mind when watching the Anthony “I feel like Mussolini now” Weiner’s (D-Umbass) high-chair banging session in the House yesterday.  Who will be the latter day Preston Brooks to give this pencil-necked little twerp the beating he so richly deserves?

Nuturally, the nutroots went wild in cheering on the Weiner’s petulant temper tantrum over a 9/11’s responders health bill designed to fail in order to provide a stage for just such display of impotent, high dudgeon.

The funny thing is that they think Americans watching a 98 lb. weakling busting the blood vessels on the side of his head while he screams like a spoiled baby who dropped his foo-foo on the floor will find it the zenith of courage.  But this is what you get with Pelosi/Obama leadership.  The children are in charge and the only “change” that’s needed is their overflowing diapers.

This speech is the reason why people should beat their kids.  If you don’t, they’ll grow up to be a Weiner assuming that the neighborhood kids don’t kill them first.

STOP THE PRESSES: Softcore Gay Fiction Author Quits Pretending To Be A Christian

Nathaniel Hawthorne surrenders:

And the Lord sayeth, “A vampire man shall don his shorty robe and layeth in the same coffin as another vampire man and it is ass-spankingly Good.”  After all, the 11th Commandment was “if it feels good do it”.

I don’t know why people ignored that one for so many centuries.  It was right there all along, people.

Two reasons (among about 1,000) that we love Michelle Malkin

Michelle let’s her hair down…and her “geek” show:

What pop culture souvenir do you own that people would be surprised to learn that you cherish?

MALKIN: A Land of the Lost lunchbox.

What’s the one thing you would do as President “just because you could”?

MALKIN: Appoint Chuck Norris as White House press secretary.

Classic Malkin “Vent”…love watching her jump:

Hey Barry…why don’t you visit Arizona?

Though I certainly have my thoughts regarding Judge Susan Bolton’s sub-moronic decision to strike down the meat of Arizona’s SB 1070, yesterday’s Sean Hannity interview with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer brought to light something that pissed me off even more.

Remember when Governor Brewer visited President Obama at the White House a few months ago? Well apparently she invited Dear Leader to come to Arizona to see the border crisis first-hand (8-minute mark of this video):

He doesn’t have time.

Like he didn’t have time to handle the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis:

Am I the only one here thinking that Barack Obama is the laziest President we’ve ever had?

Elton John is my favorite gay man

Dude sure has been pissing off liberals lately.

And I’ll bet he could kick Elvis Costello’s ass too.

From the Arizona Daily Star:

“We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are (expletive)wits! Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the (expletive) with these people?”

John has never been one to cave into political pressure from his musical colleagues. He ignored an artist boycott of Israel in June over the flotilla fiasco and played a show in Tel Aviv. He also played Rush Limbaugh’s latest wedding reception in early June, which drew the ire of gays and lesbians.

And he wrote this KILLER song about Nancy Pelosi:

Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP: Still racist (updated…it’s a FAMILY AFFAIR)


(update) From Dan Riehl, here’s Shirley’s hubby:

Dan Riehl has MORE video, as well as this nugget:

The Sherrods also have a daughter, one with a rather interesting name. Pretty cool naming your kid after the Berlin Wall coming down, right? Well, not quite, unfortunately.

Son Kenyatta and daughter Russia defended their mother from charges of racism which led to her resignation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture position as director of its Rural Development program in Georgia on Tuesday.

Further research indicates she graduated high school in 1985. If she were 18 at the time, that would mean she was born in 1967. That’s an interesting time for an American to name their child Russia – and it also happens to be the year Russia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the revolution. Hmm. But her actual birth year is unconfirmed, for now.

Russia Sherrod 1981-1985

But, is anyone else starting to get a Jeremiah Wright-like vibe here folks? I am. And if so, why would Obama appoint a racist black-Marxist to the USDA, fire her in kneejerk fashion, then grovel on the phone to her, offering her a promotion?

Ace checks in:

Does this sound to you like a guy with a heart open to racial healing?

Or a man whose heart is poisoned by hate who, by virtue of his exalted position in the black community, continues transmitting to young black minds the vile idea that true black authenticity is only to be found in an unquenchable hatred of the white man?

Playing the Race Card for Political Advantage

Really? Get the hell out of here!

Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.

My gawd, there it is in black and white. Here is the how of an increasingly tired playing of the race card. I always thought that calling racism on such thoughtcrimes as fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility and limited government was just the kneejerk response by lazy liberals. Who knew?

Read it all here.

Where Your TARP Money May Be Going

Word on the street is that billions of your dollars have gone into propping up financial institutions so they could keep lending so business could keep humming so the economy wouldn’t fall off the precipice.

You might have also heard that much of the money wasn’t being lent out to small businesses.

Kicking off an all-day conference at the Federal Reserve on the financing needs of small businesses, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that some businesses in good standing have had difficulty obtaining the credit they need to expand or, in some cases, to even stay afloat.

So, where is the money going? Good question. Being a third rate blogger who is confused by numbers but excited by anecdotes, I would like to put forward a theory. They are using the generous slathering of no-strings-attached money poured upon them under the watchful gaze of “Sheriff Joe” to expand.

Let’s take a quick tour around my neighborhood.

The dots in blue are the existing banks, the red ones are under construction as I type this.

The last bank to be built in the area. Nice, shiny and redundant

A grove of trees last week. Today home to a brand-new bank 600 yards south of #1.

Added bonus. The WSFS bank’s construction was financed by… Applied Bank! Hmmm. Doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling about leaving my money with WSFS if they can’t finance their own construction!

Here’s the bank that prompted this little photo-essay. Jack the kindly old man who ran the local landscape nursery for 25 plus years sold his land for one-point-something million to the bank thereby giving himself a nice retirement and his neighbors a good shaft.

Remember when you were eight hours late on your credit card payment and the faceless, impersonal d-bag at the faceless, impersonal “too big to fail” bank jacked your rate to 29.99%? Well your late fee enabled Bank of America to open this gem right here. Thank you!

And to round off our little tour, meet the bank across the street from B of A. Because, let’s face it, if you overshoot your bank by 20 feet, you might as well open up a new account

Raping the 14-Year-Olds Americans that Americans Won’t Rape

Honduras must have a funny set of family values.

Horseshoe Bay, TX – Horseshoe Bay Police say a 14-year-old girl was raped by two illegal immigrants at a 4th of July party in south Horseshoe Bay.

The victim told police that she had gone with her cousin to a July 4th party on 39th Street in Horseshoe Bay. The victim’s 23-year-old cousin left her alone in a room with Anibal Escobar, 19, and Anael Martinez, 22. The two Honduran natives made sexual advances toward the teen and had sexual intercourse with her against her will. The victim’s cousin found her in naked in the bath tub. They both left the party and returned home.

America truly is the land of plenty isn’t it boys? With any luck, they’ll be on the other end of the stick once they start serving their time, that is, unless they are pardoned for being poor, oppressed undocumented workers.

Apparently Fox Austin saw the need to take the full story down for some reason, but it’s cached here.

What’s Yours Is Theirs

It’s not new news that the Feds are coming after your life savings. Laugh if you must (or if it makes you feel better). Most of you know it’s a distinct possibility. Is that really something you want to gamble with?

BusinessWeek reports that the Treasury and Labor departments are asking for public comment on “the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams.”

In plain English, the idea is for the government to take your retirement savings in return for a promise to pay you some monthly benefit in your retirement years.

They will tell you that you are “investing” your money in U.S. Treasury bonds. But they will use your money immediately to pay for their unprecedented trillion-dollar budget deficits, leaving nothing to back up their political promises, just as they have raided the Social Security trust funds.

Laugh again. Feisty laughed at me when we were chatting about it. That only happens in third-world hell-holes, she scoffed.

That the state (Argentina) could seize retirement savings no doubt seems outrageous to Americans. But it is a predictable development in a country where government intervention in the financial system is the norm. With Washington now expanding its role as guarantor in American banking, that’s something to think about.

Mrs. Kirchner won’t have trouble making the case for expropriation to Congress, which is controlled by her fellow Peronists. When the Argentine government ran out of money in 2001, it blamed the market and increased its own role in the economy. Since then it has imposed price controls, defaulted on its debt, seized dollar bank accounts, devalued the currency, nationalized businesses and tried to set confiscatory tax rates with the aim of making society more “fair.” (sound familiar? – ed) Mrs. Kirchner and her predecessor (and husband) Nestór Kirchner have also preserved the Peronist tradition of big spending.

All of this has been deemed acceptable because of the “crisis.” (Rahm, anyone? -ed) But it has come at a cost: Among emerging market investors Argentina is now considered one of the worst places on the planet to put your money. Now that commodity prices are cooling and the global economy is slowing, Mrs. Kirchner is facing a $10 billion shortfall in what is due on government debt by the end of 2009. Where else to turn but to the resources of the private sector? Argentina, if little else, serves as a cautionary tale on how to ruin an economy.

Insufferable prick Neal Boortz has been predicting that this would happen once the Dim-O-Cracks had total control of the Federal gubmint.

I hate (love) to say this, but I’ve been telling you for over 10 years that if the Democrats are ever returned to full control of our government our pension plans are going to be in jeopardy. A plan to seize a portion of your 401K and pension plans was being discussed during the early years of the Clinton administration .. then abandoned when the Republicans moved into the Capitol. Just a few weeks ago the President of Argentina announced a plan to seize all private pension plans there. This one’s a no-brainer, my friends. All the Democrats have to do is wave the wealth-envy flag; talk about all the advantages the rich had in setting up these plans – advantages that cost the middle and lower class their opportunities to do the same. So, “it’s only fair,” that these pension plans be seized and rolled into some type of government plan that benefits everyone, not just the evil rich. We’re talking about somewhere around $4 trillion dollars here, and that’s big change to Obamacons – change you can believe in.

The Clintonistas were looking at snatching up private pensions back in ’94 as well. Fortunately for all, there were a few Republicans with balls (now an extinct breed) willing to take them on back then. None of this is new. However, what IS new, is that Marxists have complete control of government and finally have the ability to ram such a thing through.

During the painful early days of the Clinton Reign of Error, this confiscation/redistribution effort was spearheaded by Alicia Munnell, now (surprise!) a professor at Boston College. Munnell was the Economic Policy Czar in 1993 and was pushing a scheme to literally TAKE 15% from private retirement accounts and redistribute it to the “downtrodden”.

With the arrival of our first openly Marxist President in the “historic” 2008 election, the Dim-O-Cracks started ramping things up again in earnest.

RALEIGH — Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration.

Triggered by the financial crisis the past two months, the hearings reportedly were meant to stem losses incurred by many workers and retirees whose 401(k) and IRA balances have been shrinking rapidly.

The testimony of Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York, in hearings Oct. 7 drew the most attention and criticism. Testifying for the House Committee on Education and Labor, Ghilarducci proposed that the government eliminate tax breaks for 401(k) and similar retirement accounts, such as IRAs, and confiscate workers’ retirement plan accounts and convert them to universal Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs) managed by the Social Security Administration.

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, in prepared remarks for the hearing on “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Workers’ Retirement Security,” blamed Wall Street for the financial crisis and said his committee will “strengthen and protect Americans’ 401(k)s, pensions, and other retirement plans” and the “Democratic Congress will continue to conduct this much-needed oversight on behalf of the American people.”

Redistributionists (like Ghilarducci) will continue to push terminology like “guaranteed retirement accounts” as if government benefits are ever guaranteed (see: Social Security).

This paper proposes a rescue plan for the American retirement income security system, based on a mixed system composed of Social Security, employer defined-benefit pension plans, and a new type of personal retirement savings account called a Guaranteed Retirement Account (GRA). This rescue plan will not work without a strong defined-benefit pension system and a strong Social Security system. Tax breaks for 401(k)-style plans and IRAs will be converted into flat tax credits to offset the cost of these new accounts, so the plan will improve the retirement security of most Americans without costing taxpayers more than the current system.

The plan calls for all workers not enrolled in an equivalent or better defined-benefit pension to enroll in a GRA, a plan that borrows the best features of defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans, including guaranteed retirement benefits that last a lifetime, low administrative costs, and steady contributions. With GRAs, workers will accumulate savings in investment funds that earn a rate of return guaranteed by the federal government. These funds will be converted to life annuities upon retirement. Along with Social Security benefits, these will replace approximately 70% of pre-retirement earnings for the typical retiree.

“GRA”: Another cute acronym for more confiscation in exchange for promises that the government has no intention of EVER fulfilling.

Predictably, it’s not just the Donks who are after your savings, the country-club Republicans are right there with their hands out as well. However, they call it “mandatory savings accounts”. Thus, we are reminded again of the two-party shell game, both meeting the same eventual goal, the enslavement of the middle class.

7 in 10 Americans oppose having their 401k accounts stolen (you have to wonder what kind of brain damage the other 3 must have), but just as the majority of Americans oppose(d) the government takeover of healthcare, as long as the Marxists in the Federal government have the power, they’ll do as they please.

With government workers rolling in dough and private pay plummeting (as the socialists in power gut the private sector to line their pockets and intentionally kill Capitalism), why wouldn’t the Feds go ahead and confiscate at will?

Without a Republican takeover of CONgress this fall, this and many other wealth confiscation plans can continue unabated. Do I say this because the GOP is wicked awesome? Absolutely not. The GOP must take back over congress to bring back sweet, sweet gridlock. If we can get the big-government Republicans out of the GOP with a conservative surge this Fall, all hope may not be lost. We shall see.

Obama Plays The Race Card Against Israelis

But it’s okay!  Some of his best friends are Jews (from the liberal Haaretz):

During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”

“Ironically, I’ve got a Chief of Staff named Rahm Israel Emmanuel. My top political advisor is somebody who is a descendent of Holocaust survivors. My closeness to the Jewish American community was probably what propelled me to the U.S. Senate,” Obama said.

Something tells me that it’s not the “Hussein” in his name that’s creating suspicion as much as the Hussein in his foreign policy.  Observe the reflexive and passive-aggressive race card playing like he used during his campaign – “I don’t look like all those other Presidents on the dollar bills”.  It’s not me giving $400 Million dollar terrorist bailout to Hamas that you don’t like – it’s that you’re a bigot.

Our very own “Guess Who’s Coming To Passover” featuring the Sidney Poitier of posers.

We Hear His Middle Name Is “Hussein”: Obama not looking like all those other Presidents on dollar bills.

If you’re not an Islamic terrorist state, you’re going to find yourself sitting at the back of Obama’s bus followed quickly by a view of the chassis and axle.  However, if your predilections run more towards blowing up the bus then Uncle Obama will invite you to sit on his lap as you step on the gas and scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ over the cliff.  Or as they say in English, “Goddamn America”.

“I think that sometimes, particularly in the Middle East, there’s the feeling of the friend of my enemy must be my enemy, and the truth of the matter is that my outreach to the Muslim community is designed precisely to reduce the antagonism and the dangers posed by a hostile Muslim world to Israel and to the West,” Obama went on to say.

At least he’s admitting that he’s the friend of their enemy and the West.  He wears his suicide vest on the inside though.

Whatever you do, don’t you ever judge him by his actions.  Only by his words.  Everything’s under control.