Thursday, March 28, 2013

truth in advertising

apparently that tiger woods ad was a step down from the one nike originally wanted to run...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

sadly true

G.K.Chesterton in 1924:
"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."

Monday, March 25, 2013

the collectivist mindgame

read them all.
part 1
part 2
part 3

this summary appears in part 2
Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role...

Maintain the perception of being constantly under attack. Don't examine the opponents' beliefs, nor answer their arguments. Discredit any media channels that offer them a platform. Enforce the following media template: the opposition is evil, treasonous, unfathomable, and psychotic. They can't be reasoned with. They are inspired by fascism and financed by a conspiracy of shady oligarchs. Defame their donors. Whatever the mischief you're planning to pull off, accuse them of doing it first; then proceed as planned, describing your actions as a necessary intervention. And ridicule, ridicule, ridicule!

This is what made it easy for Stalin to purge his opponents: by the time he charged them with treason, the orchestrated media coverage had already made them universally hated.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


imao sees that there's more to the controversy than just the pictures:
“Bow down and worship me and I will give you free health care.” #ObamaSatan

“Jump off this building and trust government programs to catch you.” #ObamaSatan

“Why go hungry? Can you not change these jobs into foodstamps?” #ObamaSatan

“The fall of man was the fault of the previous devil.” #ObamaSatan

“Not only should you eat the forbidden fruit, but you have a right to it and it should be subsidized.” #ObamaSatan

“If this is paradise that the Lord has made you, where is the free birth control?” #ObamaSatan

“Were you going to be in this desert awhile? I might play a couple rounds and tempt you later if that’s okay.” #ObamaSatan

“I promise the most transparent evil scheming ever.” #ObamaSatan

“God didn’t build that.” #ObamaSatan

“I’ve never once run a planet, but I’m still sure I can tell God how to run the universe better.” #ObamaSatan
update 1: i thought up a couple more
“Render unto Caesar, period.” #ObamaSatan

“We do not have an overheating problem down here.” #ObamaSatan

“I remember the good old days before we had Occupy Wall Street we had Occupy Swine Herd.” #ObamaSatan

“I hate those bitter clingers too.” #ObamaSatan

“I’ve now been in 665 states — I think one left to go.” #ObamaSatan

“I think when you spread the death around, it's good for everybody.” #ObamaSatan

I can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.” #ObamaSatan

update 2: "momma, obama ain't de debbil!"

(slightly edited)
Satan is actually effective at his job.

He works very hard to achieve his aims.

He doesn’t take lavish vacations.

He supports his armed forces, (and) believes in their mission and their goals.

He does not vote “Present” on anything.

He does not say “Uh” or “Um.”

He understands economics on at least a grade-school level, and may have cracked open a textbook about it at one point.

He understands supply and demand.

He understands taxes and incentives.

He recognizes Ponzi schemes for what they are.

He would never refer to a terrorist as just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.”

Satan... knows that if something is truly torture, people don’t volunteer to undergo it as a demonstration of how bad it is.

Monday, March 18, 2013

when in rome

Also sprach Vodkapundit:
"(the) Progressive Left is at war with religion, especially America’s many, many... churches. Progressivism is an orthodoxy unto itself, and cannot tolerate dissent — especially faith-based, First Amendment-protected dissent... For Progressivism is a jealous god, and shall have no gods before it."

Saturday, March 16, 2013

why isn't everyone scared of clowns?

that guy is giving real circus carnys a bad name.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mayor Bloom-Ban

The story does not go on to read:
"The grass-conscious mayor made the comment just hours before the judge ruled against the controversial ban and also discussed the prevalence of walking among low-income families. “With so many poor yards suffering the worst of this epidemic... It would be irresponsible not to try to do everything we can to save the turf,” Bloomberg said.

Reality shows that there’s been a rising gorge from sane people against power-mad plutocrats dictating their every footstep. “First he came for the smokers, and I didn't speak out because I didn't smoke. Then he came for the grease, and I didn't speak out because I was a vegetarian.” said one resident who preferred to remain hatless."
related - lileks (edited):
How did we get to the point where we talk about what Piers Morgan thinks? He tweeted (some totalitarian b.s. supporting the ban) He’s the latest in a long line of scolds and fussbudgets who want to slap Bad Thing X out of your hand for your own good...

Not "encourage." Not "exalt." Not "inspire by example." MAKE. It's always MAKE with these people. If you can't make people do things, how are you going to get anything done? That Volga Canal isn't going to dig itself, you know...

Never trust anyone whose frustration with the limits of persuasion lasts less than three seconds.
update 2: the people's cube also reports

Sunday, March 10, 2013

yeah i'm still here

should be back eventually...