Friday, October 31, 2014

Move along, no bias to see here

update: it's october, no surprise. i just wanted to bump this to the top in time for the midterm elections.

scary, isn't it?

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Irritable Pundit via IMAO:
So, in just one day we had approximately 17 times as much coverage of a political traffic jam in New Jersey, as we did of Obama's use of the IRS as a political weapon for six long months. No, seriously.
see also...

Well, i was going to just note a few of the under-reported missteps, misdeeds, misdemeanors, felonies, and treasons that obama has inflicted on America, then i found some much-more-thorough sources (primarily InvestmentWatch). Brace yourself:

  • "Green" payments and bankruptcies of Solyndra, NextEra, Ener1, Solar Trust and many others
  • Refusal to enforce federal immigration laws
  • AP Spying
  • Rosengate
  • Jeremiah Wright
  • Sequestration
  • Eric Holder Serial Perjury
  • The ATF “Fast and Furious”
  • Sebelius ObamaCare Bribery
  • Sponsored performances by radical rappers like Michael Franti and Common, both of whose lyrics are anti-police, anti-white, and anti-America
  • The Pigford scandal
  • Blocking WW2 veterans from their memorial while having fundraisers on other government facilities.
  • GSA gone wild
  • Veterans Affairs in Disney World
  • Hosted at the White House many Islamist members of groups associated with Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc
  • Sebelius violates the Hatch Act
  • AKA Lisa Jackson
  • Failure to prosecute The New Black Panthers
  • Violation of War Powers Act in Libya
  • Obama’s Solicitor General (and now Supreme Court Justice) Elena Kagan prevented the families of 9/11 victims from appealing their lawsuits against the Saudi royal family for financing the 9/11 attacks
  • Biden press bullying
  • Intentionally misquotes the Declaration of Independence
  • Intentionally blundered oath of office to avoid swearing on the Bible
  • Paid David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, to promote passage of Obamacare
  • Lied about his close associations with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers
  • Labeled Nidal Malik Hasan's terrorist shooting as “workplace violence”
  • The 2009 National Christmas Tree in the White House was decorated with ornaments depicting Chairman Mao, a drag queen, and a picture of Mount Rushmore with Obama’s head next to George Washington’s.
  • Air Force One Manhattan flyover
  • False “recess appointments” to avoid Senate approval
  • Obama’s own author bio in his literary agent’s catalog and on their Web site stated for 17 consecutive years that he was born in Kenya; this claim remained intact despite other portions of the bio being altered and updated repeatedly. It was only in 2007 after he decided to run for the presidency that the “born in Kenya” claim was taken down.
  • Compelled Catholic and other religious organizations to provide health plans with free contraception
  • Ignored Simpson-Bowles commission recommendations
  • Joe Sestak forced to drop out
  • Efforts to bankrupt the coal industry
  • Selective Law Enforcement
  • Sided with Argentina in its new claim on the Falklands
  • Repeatedly broke “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase” campaign promise
  • America’s credit rating was downgraded
  • $800 billion in stimulus cash for “shovel-ready” jobs that didn’t exist
  • Defied “WARN Act” and told defense contractors to delay layoff notices until after 2012 election
  • Illegally ending the welfare-to-work requirements
  • Big-Brother-style “Attack Watch”, “Flag@Whitehouse.gov”, and “Truth Team”
  • Insulting ally Israel: 1967 border demand, Benjamin Netanyahu feud, bowing to Arab tyrants
  • Appointed his own underage daughters as “senior staff members” so that their vacation to Africa would be paid for with taxpayer money
  • "Choom Gang"
  • Sided with Hugo Chavez and the Castro regime regarding the Honduran Constitutional Crisis of 2009
  • Promoted Cap and Trade energy tax
  • Exposing Navy SEALs to retaliation
  • Sharyl Attkisson’s computer hacking
  • Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher defamation
  • “The future must not belong to those who slander The Prophet of Islam”
  • “you didn’t build that”
  • Canceled plans to complete a missile defense shield in Poland
  • Established list of people (including Americans) Obama claims the right to kill on sight, and then bragged about it
  • Hired tax cheat Timothy Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury
  • Appointed Maoist Anita Dunn to be White House Communications Director
  • Appointed Communist Van Jones, who supported a “9/11 Truth” petition, to be “Green Jobs Czar.”
  • Appointed John Holdren, forced mass sterilzation advocate, to be Science Czar.
  • Appointed Steven Chu, who openly advocates artificial energy price increases, to be Secretary of Energy.
  • Appointed Kevin Jennings, who promoted X-rated “sex-positive” textbooks for 13-year-olds, instructed teenagers at a conference how to perform “fisting”, refused to report instances of statutory rape, and expressed admiration for a member of NAMBLA, to be America’s “Safe School’s Czar.”
  • Cash for Clunkers
  • Blocked continued construction of the Keystone Pipeline, which intentionally reduced energy resources for the US and forced Canada to sell more of its oil to China
  • Promised Putin to cave in to Russian demands
  • Obama praised anti-Western anti-Israel academic Edward Said
  • Numerous visits from Union boss and far-left activist Andy Stern
  • National Debt Ceiling flip-flop, then doubling the National Debt
  • GM & Chrysler buyout, a.k.a. Union payola
  • Implicit approval of anti-Romney campaign ads which threatened violence against Republicans
  • Appointing numerous unconstitutional and unaccountable "czars"
  • Aided and abetted the “Arab Spring” which replaced existing secular governments with hardline Islamists
  • Refused to aid secular Iranian uprising
  • Shut down oil drilling in the US, then lent $2 billion to support Brazil's government-controlled oil drilling effort
  • Interfering with voter fraud prosecutions
  • Nakoula Basseley Nakoula arrest
  • Ordered NASA to prioritize “Muslim outreach.”
  • Obamacare waivers to political friends
  • Inspector General Gerald Walpin retaliatory firing
  • Alejandro Mayorkas Influence Peddling
  • Increased food stamp dependency to 15% of the nation’s population
  • Obama campaign disabled the credit card verification system for Web site donations
  • "57 states" *
  • "marine corpse" *
and of course Benghazi, which includes:
  • The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission.
  • Talking points changed to falsely blame an anti-Muslim video
  • The refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack
  • Relied on an Islamic fundamentalist militia group called “The Martyrs of the February the 17th Revolution Brigade” to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi
(sorry for the inconsistent tenses, capitalization, punctuation, etc. i might try to find links for each story later - if i have a spare week. the wikipedia category is a start)

update: welcome imao readers, and thanks to the anonymous commenter for two additions (marked *)

Friday, October 17, 2014

White Male Privilege (tm)

Matt Walsh revokes Kira's "Get Out of Thinking" card in this must-read-the-entire-article including page two.

(sadly, the people i know who need to read this won't)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

seen online

I just saw this photo of Kristen Stewart where she has an expression on her face.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

dumb clucks

lileks on chickens and their friends. it's all balanced perfectly between humor and insight, and point #1 is the most important:
Yelling at strangers that their egg-salad sandwich is the moral equivalent of supporting Third World underage sex slavery might not be as persuasive as you think. What’s more, if egg consumption is the equivalent of infanticide, people might wonder why you just sorta leaped over the whole actual infanticide part of modern society and went straight to weeping conspicuously over unborn birds.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

doubleplus or minus a few years

this, plus a bit of brave new world, explains a lot

Friday, October 03, 2014

Obama's Legacy

...summarized in visual and verbal form.

(both links via imao)

Monday, September 29, 2014

radical

this information is more relevant to the 2016 presidential campaign than any of the posturing the media-infotainment complex will bestow upon shrillary.

Friday, September 26, 2014

you got to know when to folder

"Eric Holder, the Consigliere of the Obama Crime Syndicate, has resigned his office. This crooked figure has long been the subject of multiple investigations for his criminal misconduct and for abusing his position to persecute political enemies... Goodbye to a racebaiting thug who understands nothing about the law but plenty about petty personal feuds."

read the rest


(via dustbury)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Is his last name Streisand?

"The Reddit user responsible for bringing the hacked photos into the public eye has decried an invasion of his privacy by the media."

To rephrase, John Menese, a 33-year-old onanism promoter from Nevada, is upset that his privacy has been violated because he violated the privacy of others.

(title reference)

Friday, September 05, 2014

Washington DC wants to host the 2024 Olympics

DC is a perfect host city for the games. They already have the infrastructure for gridlock, corruption, raw ambition, and hollow pageantry.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

"We will bury you"

Kruschev just forgot to mention that the USSR would do it posthumously:
"...ideological and memetic warfare has been a favored tactic for... America’s (major recent) adversaries — Nazis, Communists, and Islamists. All three put substantial effort into cultivating American proxies to influence U.S. domestic policy and foreign policy in favorable directions... like the (Nazi) “German-American Bund”... Today, the Islamists are having some success at manipulating our politics through... organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

But it was the Soviet Union, in its day, that was the master of this game. They made dezinformatsiya (disinformation) a central weapon of their war against... the U.S. They conducted memetic subversion against the U.S. on many levels at a scale that is only now becoming clear as historians burrow through their archives and ex-KGB officers sell their memoirs.

The Soviets had an entire “active measures” department devoted to churning out anti-American dezinformatsiya... (and) their memes seeped into Western popular culture and are repeated endlessly in (for example) the products of Hollywood.

Indeed, the index of Soviet success is that most of us no longer think of these memes as Communist propaganda. It takes a significant amount of digging and rethinking and remembering... to realize that there was a time... when all of these ideas would have seemed alien, absurd, and repulsive to most people — at best, the beliefs of a nutty left-wing fringe, and at worst instruments of deliberate subversion intended to destroy the American way of life.

Koch shows us that the worst-case scenario was, as it turns out now, the correct one; these ideas (were) deliberately designed to destroy the American way of life. Another index of their success is that most members of the bicoastal elite can no longer speak of “the American way of life” without deprecation (or) irony... In this and other ways, the corrosive effects of Stalin’s meme war have come to utterly pervade our culture.

The most paranoid and xenophobic conservatives of the Cold War were... the closest to the truth in estimating the magnitude and subtlety of Soviet subversion. (Though anticommunists) dismissed half of the Right’s complaint as crude blather. We were wrong; the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss really were guilty, the Hollywood Ten really were Stalinist tools, and all of Joseph McCarthy’s rants about “Communists in the State Department” were essentially true. The Venona transcripts and other new material leave no room for reasonable doubt on this score.

While the espionage apparatus of the Soviet Union didn’t outlast it, their memetic weapons did. These memes are now coming near to crippling our culture’s response to Islamic terrorism."
read it all

update: then read this somewhat-related piece

Saturday, August 30, 2014

that news conference

i saw that obama was talking on tv the other day. the room was noisy so i couldn't quite hear, but i'm guessing he didn't say "i've signed legislation declaring isis illegal and we begin bombing in five minutes".

Saturday, August 16, 2014

random pun of the day

i'd like to start a band that plays muzak versions of mariachi songs and call it...