Month: September 2010

Let Me Tell You About My Deep, Abiding Christian Faith That I Don’t Even Have A Cursory Understanding Of

There are two reasons to read Powerline.  Hinderaker is one of them:

I have no interest in questioning Obama’s religious faith, which I believe to be sincere. It is only fair to note, too, that some of what he said was right on the money. But Obama’s answer causes one to suspect that he would be among those who, as in the Pew poll that is also in the news today, would have trouble answering basic questions about his own religion. The Golden Rule is a fine idea, but it is not a principle of Christianity. Nor did Jesus ever say that we should be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers; Obama apparently referred to the story of Cain and Abel.

This is the point I want to make: Biblical precepts are often twisted by liberals to support socialism. Jesus was not a socialist. On the contrary, he explicitly disclaimed any political agenda. And the moral of the story in Genesis is not that we are, or should be, our brothers’ keepers. Rather, the phrase comes from Cain’s answer when God asks him the whereabouts of his brother Abel, whom Cain has just killed. Cain denies any knowledge, and adds the self-exculpatory question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The point of the story is not that Cain was responsible for looking after Abel, like an Old Testament Nancy Pelosi. Cain was condemned not for failing to keep watch over his brother, but for killing him.

I assure you.  He only got the “am I my brother’s keeper?” line from watching Nino Brown in New Jack City.

Of course, now Obama is an admitted “Christian By Choice” ™ even though the most spiritual person he ever knew was his mother, an avowed secular humanist who, by any Christian definition, should be burning in Hell around now.  When asked about how he practices his faith, he responded

it should be “safe, legal and rare”

Oh, I’m sorry.  That was his response about abortion.  It’s so hard to tell the difference between his faith and an abortion since both haven’t been thought through very well and neither will go the distance.  He also mentioned how Jesus dying on the cross for his sins taught him how to be humble about how great he is.

Don’t tell Jann Wenner.  He still believes he can milk a prostate Second Coming out of this 8,000 word tugjob.

I’m reminded of the old quote about a criminal being asked why he robbed banks to which he replied “Because that’s where the money is.”

Obama’s on-the-road to Damascus conversion to black liberation Christianity helped crack the safe to The Chicago Machine.  After all, that’s where the votes were.  When I hear him say that there is no way to heaven but through Jesus Christ then I’ll doubt my assertions about his cafeteria-style faith pimping for socialism.

Until then, he’s just a commie Benny Henn asking the peasants to loot their neighbor’s house to fill the government’s collection plate.

I know I speak for God when I say that he would have wanted it that way.

Palin Hacker Prepares To Run Backwards Through A Cornfield Naked

If it makes you feel any better, 99% of those corn cobs vote Democrat.

Don’t worry, Li’l Davey.  The state’s going to provide this Kernell all the butter and salt he needs.

A federal judge has shot down a former University of Tennessee student’s bid to have tossed out convictions in the illegal access of Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail account during the 2008 presidential election.


Davies argued it was nothing more than a college prick prank by a rank assbag computer amateur. Federal prosecutors assigned a more sinister motive, arguing Kernell, the son of long-time Memphis Democratic state Rep. Mike Kernell, went searching for politically damaging information but came up empty-handed.

The feds slapped Kernell with four felony charges. At his trial in April jurors rejected a wire fraud charge outright, reduced a felony illegal e-mail access charge to a misdemeanor, deadlocked on an identity theft count and convicted Kernell of the felony charge of anticipatory obstruction of justice.

It’s always the “cover-up” that gets you.  It has dibs. But after the cover-up gets you then Jamal does.

Riddle me this:  If Li’l Davy gets his ass kernel popped in Cell block 6 will it make a sound?  I’m guessing yes.  First a wimper, followed by some open weeping before Big Bear’s squeaky bed springs gently rock him to sleep.  Maybe that will be more “his type”.

Night, night ya jag.  It’s a real shame that a few of your unscrupulous supporters can’t go with you in a show of solidarity.

Not One Thin Dime

Kiss my ass, President Obama.

Hi Gordon,

October 1st is fast approaching and it is that time of year when [My Employer] renews health insurance coverage. This year we are going to continue to offer our current plan with Aetna as well as a second similar plan.

Attached you will find a power point that provides a brief comparison of the two plans. Also, attached are detailed outlines of both the medical plans.

The cost of the current plan, Aetna 6.3 POS, is going to increase over 24%. The second plan, Aenta 6.4 POS is only going to increase of 10% from our current rates.Below is a chart of the medical and dental cost.

Kiss my ass Nancy “Let’s pass this to see what’s in it” Pelosi. Kiss my ass Unions who demanded that it be funded with Cadillac plan taxes, but not their Cadillac plans. Kiss my ass liberal college students who agitate for justice as long as the only cost to them is the evening they could have spent watching Mad Men ironically. Kiss my ass Eurotrash who think that Americans are too selfish to embrace big State nannyism. Kiss my ass Blue Dog Dems.

Did I miss anyone? If so, they can kiss my ass too.

New Car Analogies For the Discerning Rhetorician

No, I get it.  You put a car in “D” to drive and “R” to go in reverse.  Duh-derka. Derk.

But surely there are a few more car analogies out there to illustrate what’s happened over the last two years, right?  How many can you create or save?

– The Republicans drove the economy into the ditch.  We slashed the tires, busted out the windows and hocked the stereo.  We then borrowed a gallon of gas from China and set it on fire.  The insurance company should be coming along any minute and buy us a new one free of charge.  Built by strong union labor.  Keynes works.

-  Republicans let Wall Street drive but failed to strap on the seatbelt.  When the Democrats tried to put up spike strips to write those guys a ticket,  Wall Street passed it’s beer to John Boehner who took a puff of a blunt, hollered “West Side” and began firing at innocent children.  We were just trying to do our jobs.  That’s why we had to pass free healthcare.

– I inherited an economy broken down on the side of the road.  The tow truck operator asked me for some form of identification before he could take it back to the dealership.  That’s why it’s still on the side of the road.

– This car wouldn’t have broken down  on the side of the road if Republicans had not obstructed oil changes and regular maintenance beyond the UN-recognized mandate of every 3,000 miles.    As a result, and like myself, the tires are balding and indicative that the tie-end rods are wearing out though the Stimulus has helped us keep going.  You can feel the play in the steering wheel when you turn it.  In fact, I can’t let you take the care out of the garage until you sign this waiver absolving me of any responsibility if you get in an accident trying to drive it before I fix it.  Fixing it will take 6 more years and that’s why we must give undocumented workers a free college education.

– Republicans carjacked our nation’s economy!  And when they were questioned by police, they blamed it on the black guy.

– (*laughter, applause*) and you put it in “D” to drive forward not backwards for reverse…thank you, thank you.  Right now, millions are hitching a ride on a highway without hope.  Their thumbs extended as far as their unemployment benefits.  I was afraid they might get knocked by someone’s side mirror.  But hope is on the way.  It’s wider than the lanes we currently have and so tall that it’s going to strike the bridge overpasses through many a downtown area.  It’s headlights are so bright that you are blinded by it’s brilliance.  The horn so loud that everyone knows to get out of the way.

– So it’s in a ditch and there’s mud on the tires.  Some of it being slung in my direction.  Now some people don’t want to get out and push.  And I call those people “John Boehner”.  (*Boos, applause*).   It’s not like he’s worried about getting any sun.

– On the way to the Recovery, we had to stop off at a rest area because it was overheating from how fast it had been going.  You shoulda seen the steam coming off of it.  Hooo-boy.  While *ahem*, using the facilities, some people may try to kick your feet from under the stall.  Pay no attention to those guys in the other stalls!  They don’t want you to leave the rest area.  And a backrub is not going to make it cool off any quicker.

– When we found the car, there were a bunch of Taco Bell wrappers on the floor and cigarettes in the ashtray.  It didn’t look like it had been Armor-Alled in years.  But we’re getting out the washrags of recovery and applying the Turtle Wax of Change to it’s oxidized hood.

– I don’t know about you, but I take my car to the mechanic when it need some work done on it.   Christine O’Donnell might sacrifice a chicken.  We just don’t know at this point.  But her “Dreamcatcher” on the rearview mirror isn’t going to bring our jobs lost overseas.  And her “Get a taste of Religion, Lick A Witch” bumper sticker is no excuse to continue the failed policies of the Bush Administration nor is it approved by the Food & Drug Administration.

– So we’ve got our hazard lights on.  We keep trying to flag down Republicans to help but they’re text messaging.  Text messaging while driving.  Sheesh.  They don’t care about you.  You’re not in their Friends & Family network.

– Sure our nation’s automobile is at the tow-in lot.  The Republicans refused to take a breathalyzer test in 2008 and there’s something still in the cupholder that we need to get out.  That, my friends, is change.

Roll with it guys.  Because the Metaphornicator-In-Thief  needs all the roadside assistance he can get.

Incompetano Taunts Rick Perry: Enforce Your Own Damn Border If You Can Afford It – Ha!Ha!

A stunning dereliction of duty.  Looks like Texas Governor doesn’t have to go to Mexico to get into a bull fight.  Or at least a fight with a bull:

“This is a civilian border,” Napolitano said during a lunch Friday with reporters in Washington, responding to a question about sending more U.S. National Guard troops to beef up border security.

“The National Guard is not designed to be a substitute for civilian law enforcement,” Napolitano said.
It takes balls the size of church bells to clang out that line when she’s suing Arizona for civilian law enforcement taking a lead role, doesn’t it?  Don’t expect anyone in a room full of reporters to ask her that question.  Because they didn’t.

Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor before joining the administration, had rather blunt retort to Perry; if he wants more Guard along the border, he can send them there from Texas himself.

“He always has the ability, in a way, to bring up National Guard, if he’s willing to pay for them. That’s always an option available to a governor,” Napolitano said, acknowledging that tight state budgets might make that difficult.

Gee, I hate it for you buddy.  My boss’s economy is so bad that we’re abdicating our responsibility to maintain our national boundary lines and we finally found one instance to uphold the 10th Amendment.  One where it doesn’t apply.

Oops.  Damn that pesky Article 4 Section 4 of the US Constitution:

Article 4 – The States
Section 4 – Republican Government

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

I can’t find the section that offers free healthcare and college tuition to illegal aliens but that one seems clear cut.  Who knew Incompetano was such a hardcore States Rights advocate?  She’s practically a confederate.  If by Boss Hogg, you mean Bush Hogg.

Napolitano did underscore the administration’s backing for a bill, known as the DREAM Act, which would allow some aliens to stay in the U.S. if they came illegally as minors and are attending high school or college. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he plans to attach the measure to a defense authorization bill scheduled for consideration on the Senate floor next week.

“We do believe the DREAM Act would be a good thing. This is intended for people who have no culpability really for how they were brought across the border,” she said. “Many of them have no relationship at all to their country of origin, if they even speak the language there.”

Whatever happened to “ignorance of the law is no excuse”?

Just so we’re clear :  Protecting our border = State’s Job.  Providing a free college education to illegal aliens = Federal Job.

An individual’s relationship to their home country means so much to A Ruling Class so divorced from reality.

Note to everyone who wins in November:  Impeach this bitch right after repealing Obamacare.  Then fire everybody with “Czar” in their job description.  Article I Section 9 addresses that one:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

That’s what a Czar is after all.  Unconstitutionally speaking.

There.  I’ve got your whole first day mapped out for you.  You’re welcome.

Congressman Bob Filner assists San Diego County woman in stealing over half a million dollars from Union Bank (Updated)

Well…technically the woman hasn’t “stolen” the money…she just borrowed it and now refuses to pay it back. Or to turn over the collateral she used to borrow the money.

And now she’s enlisted a congressman to help her keep her half-million dollar booty.

Well…isn’t that just like stealing?:

The events that led a U.S. congressman to Luz Maria Villanueva’s doorstep before dawn Tuesday, proclaiming that he would be arrested before she would be evicted, began with little drama in 1993.

That year, Villanueva bought a five-bedroom house in Bonita for $280,000. The property appreciated in value and in 2007, she borrowed $539,000 against the home to help facilitate a divorce and pay off debt. In 2009, she stopped making payments on the loan, and in May, Union Bank threatened to sell the dwelling.

That’s when Villanueva did what thousands of others in foreclosure have done. She sought the help of her congressional representative.

Luz Villanueva proudly stands outside her stolen stolen from San Diego Union Tribune

Enter…Big Bad Bob Filner. Bob’s been known to get a little cranky and “throw down” when he doesn’t get his way. Union Bank representatives better look out:

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, tried but couldn’t help her modify the loan. That led to a sit-in this summer at a Union Bank office. Tuesday, it led to Filner and dozens of supporters going to Villanueva’s house to prevent a planned 6 a.m. eviction.

Sheriff’s deputies never showed up, and Filner proclaimed victory for now. He and Villanueva said afterward that recent talks with the bank had left open the possibility of calling off its eviction.

Filner said unusual demonstrations like his could spur Congress to pass laws to protect homeowners and to compel banks to modify more loans. His office is working with 100 to 150 people facing foreclosure, he said. Filner added that he is personally involved in 30 to 40 compelling cases.

Public records show that Union Bank foreclosed on this house in June and is the owner. No matter. It’s not THEIR house. Especially if Filner hires these goons:

Update, courtesy of commenter “Ray”: Filner’s doing this as a political stunt? NO!

Meet Union Thug John Samuelson

He doesn’t like a small business which is safer, cheaper and more efficient than his tax-payer subsidized New York City mass-transit system:

He’s afraid these “dollar vans” might “undermine” the industry for which he shills. He demands to know how much the “dollar van” operators make, he claims “dollar vans” aren’t really “mass transit”…as if that’s an argument.

And he’s a bullying jerk. AHHHH…Union Representation at its best:

Quite possibly, the best book review I have ever read…

Via Ace, I suspect the review is better than the book:

It is important to know that I was repeatedly tempted just to put the book down, eat the relatively small price I paid to download it to my Kindle, and silently curse Hyperion for publishing this book. After all, they are the ones taking advantage of this particular idiot’s fifteen minutes of fame by exposing her idiocy for the entire world to see. By all appearances, they didn’t even have the decency to hire someone to edit the book…

The most obvious problem with Dirty, Sexy Politics is that grammatically, the book appears to be the work of a high school sophomore. To be more accurate, it appears to be the first draft of an essay written for a high school English class; the one turned in before the teacher makes all the pretty red marks in the margin that helpfully keep students from turning in final papers riddled with comma abuse, sentence fragments, and incorrect punctuation. Each subsequent page of this book contains one grisly crime against the English language after another…

On the whole, I am simply not a talented enough writer to express how truly horrible this book was. The last line of the book implores readers not to let Meghan “pick up this torch alone.” I can honestly say that I was encouraged throughout to pick up a torch in order to burn my copy of Dirty, Sexy Politics, even though I was reading it on a Kindle. There is no reason that anyone who is not getting paid to review this book should ever, ever spend money on it. If you simply must have large doses of poorly-written fictional tripe written by a narcissistic person who hates conservatives and everything they stand for, read Mike Lupica instead. At least he’s smart enough to know which side he’s on.

Make sure you read it all…it’s worth the 15 minutes.

Ace has more:

My own contribution to this is that Megan McCain has internalized the left’s idea that the victim of persecution is holy. And thus she attempts to construct a narrative in which she is such a victim of persecution.

She is persecuted, you see, because:

1. She is young.

2. She has tattoos and/or tatas.

3. She likes gay bikers.

…and therefore Republicans don’t like her, so she’s persecuted or something.

Of course, none of those are actually the reasons Republicans don’t like her; those reasons might include:

1. She never stops talking about the fact that i) she is young; ii) she has tattoos and/or tatas; or iii) she likes gay bikers.

2. She is a confirmed submoron.

3. She is an entitled pepperpot nepot who has been given large amount of money and attention due to the fact that she is the daughter of someone famous (daddy) and someone rich (mommy). And also, she is given this attention for the exact reasons she claims are the reasons for her persecution, to wit, i) she is young; ii) she has tattoos and/or tatas, and iii) she likes gay bikers.

4. It’s a little bit much to be lectured about the trajectory of American politics from someone whose seminal political memory is the day Alf announced he would no longer eat cats out of a concern for global warming.

Our own Brian likes him some Meggy Mac too.

People For The Ethical Treatment of Allah

Not ones to let an opportunity to publicity whore go unmolested, however tangential.  Those meth-worn lot lizards of PETA have hiked up their skirts and are flashing their road beef tofu at passersby at the site where the Non-Existent Hate Crime didn’t take place at the Islamic Center in Murfreesboro to Raise Awareness ™.  Of what?  I have no idea.

I’m sure it’s only unintentional that their organization, which is about as anti-human as they come, would consider Muslims to be animals in need of protection.  Yet, there they are:

PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk asked Sheikh Ossama Bahloul on Thursday if the organization could place a sign at the construction site promoting compassion and understanding for all individuals.”The artwork features images of peas arranged to represent different religious symbols, including the Christian cross, the Muslim star and crescent, the Hindu Aum, and the Jewish Star of David, and reads, ‘Give Peas a Chance”

Oh, that’s right.  They went there.  Visual Whirled Peas.  

“Human beings of all nationalities and religions often feel powerless in the face of all the discrimination and violence in the world, yet every time that we sit down to eat, we can help stop suffering by choosing a nonviolent meal,” the PETA president adds. “While opting for a veggie burger or falafel over a chicken kebab or steak sandwich won’t create instant global peace, it will reduce the sum total of suffering and make one think about what more is possible.”

Non-violence starts on your plate.  If only those 19 hijackers had been eating a soy burger they wouldn’t have crashed those carbon-chugging jet planes into the Twin Mosque Centers in New York and the Mosque Prayer Room at the Pentagon before crashing Flight 93 into the mosque field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Of course, PETA was always willing to look the other way when it came to their friends in Big Pea.  Jim “The Jolly Green Giant” Scofield had long been dogged by scandal after it was revealed that he harvested his crop with the help of illegal child labor.

Guillermo “Sprout” Lopez’s tell-all book “Little Hands:  An Immigrant’s Tale” aimed for the hearts but hit the stomachs after an OSHA investigation revealed working conditions that culminated in the 1993 E. Coli outbreak that the pea industry has never fully recovered from and a DHS report of “sexual battery by an authority figure” that netted Mr. Scofield a 13 year sentence at a federal maximum security prison in Adelanto, California.  He’s slated for parole just in time for the tenth anniversary of 9/11.  How convenient.

But Ms. Newkirk would probably prefer to forget that sad chapter in her zealous attempts to lobby for Big Pea.

As Lopez’s courtroom testimony confirmed, “He would get Peas whenever he quit fighting”.

Today’s Non-Coveted Endorsement For “Meet The Press”

I miss my Sunday mornings ever since Tim Russert died.  No one has filled the void.  Though Russert was a Democrat, I could trust him to put any blinders away and do his job.  I’m a Sunday morning widower who keeps revisiting an old haunt looking for something to remind me of the way things were.

Where we once had coffee and laughs, there is only another cookie-cutter  Walgreen’s.

When the show’s intro stopped playing he would be looking dead into the camera like a happy hunter.   The first guest was forever his quarry and the first question invariably was a felling blow.  The question of the week that, somehow, no one else had asked yet.  No politician or flunky has been intimidated by a reporter since Russert’s death as the vast majority of the so-called journalists remaining only want an administration job as Professional Notetaker / Water Carrier.

In light of David Gregory’s abject failure at even resembling a Tim Russert cover band, I hereby throw my support to Jake Tapper to take over Meet The Press as we officially enter the silly season.

Though I have never forgotten Tapper’s notoriously liberal bent while a columnist at Salon back the Internet’s heyday, he has earned a shot at the big chair and we need a watchdog who, if he’s not doing it for his country, can at least feign integrity for personal aggrandizement.  We all deserve better than what we’ve been getting.

Remembering 9/11

This is a repost from my days at “11”…the memories are still strong, the memories are still heartbreaking:

In the months after 9/11, my church sent me to Ground Zero to serve at a respite center for NYC firefighters and police officers who were still digging through the debris in search of the remains of those who were in the towers when they fell.

The firefighters and policemen would work their normal shifts, then spend all of their “off time” at Ground Zero. To give them a little hot soup or coffee, or a quiet and clean place where they could take their boots off and close their eyes for an hour…well, I wish I could have done more.

I worked the midnight to 8am shift. A couple of times during that shift, our group would load rolling suitcases with snacks, water, soda…and a couple of us had thermoses of hot chocolate. We trudged around the perimeter (which would take well over an hour) to offer this refreshment to police officers who were guarding the perimeter.

At the NYPD’s command center at the site, we had made our offer to a police sergeant who politely declined. As we were walking away, she called out…”Hey, wait a minute! Do you want to look inside?”

She opened the gate for us and we walked inside. Soon I was a mere 30 feet from all of the twisted metal. Unbelievably, even 3 1/2 months later and in 20 degree temperatures, there was still a nasty acrid smell coming from the pile.

Our group stood stunned and silent for about 10 minutes while we surveyed the devastation. All of us cried.

This photo was taken by an Amarillo (Tex.) Firefighter who was volunteering with us that night. What you are looking at is the “iron cross” that was fused by the intense heat. On the crossbar hangs a fallen firefighter’s jacket. It was 2am and it had just begun to snow.

UCLA Football Team “Evokes” Obama…results predictible

Woke up this morning excited at the start of a new college football season…went to my favorite UCLA fan site and saw this:

UCLA All-American defensive back, Rahim Moore:

“You know what Barack Obama said, `Everybody’s scared of change,”‘ Moore said.

Uh oh.

Well, when you “Evoke” Obama, what do you expect? Let’s see…certainly using the the accounting skills of the Obama administration, UCLA stopped Kansas State on 4th and goal at the 1 in the first quarter, only to be called for using 12 men on the field. They subsequently gave up the first score of the game.

As guests in Manhattan, Kansas, they frequently bowed down to their hosts, missing tackles and letting the Wildcats waltz into the end zone on their final two possessions with nary an objection.

(photo courtesy of LATimes…the ONLY reason I visit that site is to steal their photos)

Showing all the poise of Obama without his teleprompter, the Bruins dropped passes, had stupid penalties at critical junctures, and often times didn’t know where they should be.

Most telling, they “changed” their offense and struggled throughout the game. I suppose they “hoped” their new “pop-gun” offense would confuse Kansas State, but they couldn’t manage a drive more than 35 yards all day.

Until they fell behind by a touchdown and needed a quick score…going back to their old offense, UCLA scored in two plays.


How’d that “change” work out for ya’ Rahim?

Next week against Stanford, how about we “evoke” someone with a little better than a 42% “success” rate…like this guy:

Ann Coulter Commits Hate Crime Arson In My Heart

And thanks to Socialized Healthcare, it’s not going to get treated.  I lurv you, baby.  Quit letting more Democrats in you than a Chicago cemetery.

At the scene of the crime, she notes what I have known all along – that Hussein is, in fact, an atheist.  With hilarious results:

No sentient human is required to take Obama’s profession of Christianity any more seriously than if it were coming from a 1980s blow-dried, money-grubbing televangelist with a mistress on the side.

All liberals are atheists. Only the ones who have to stand for election even bother pretending to believe in God.

Not being acquainted with any actual Christians, they aren’t particularly good bluffers. That’s why Democrats babble incoherently whenever the subject of religion comes up. Liberals acting devout always looks like the love scenes between Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in “Top Gun”: awkward and unconvincing.

Check it all out. By Ann’s column, I’m left thinking she must have some Muslim in her because that was a full-on ululation in anticipation of a brutal beheading of Sissy Mathews, Obama, Clinton and Mike Huckabee (in that order).