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Archive for April, 2010

Vera Baker: Barry’s side action?

Posted by KingShamus on April 30, 2010

Ummmmmm, this could be a game-changer.

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.

While Baker has insisted in the past that “nothing happened” between them, the ENQUIRER has learned that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair.

Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous where the President was staying.

On the condition of anonymity, the limo driver said he took Baker “from a friend’s home in the DC area to the Hotel George where I learned later that Obama would be spending the night.”

The driver recalled that he “waited in the lobby while she went to change her outfit. 

“But to the best of knowledge she did not have a room at the hotel and she was not staying there so I thought that it was a bit odd.”

The driver said he then picked up Obama at the airport and drove both he and Baker to various locations while he was campaigning for funds.  Vera accompanied him to each meeting.

“About 10:30 PM, I drove them to the hotel and they went in together!”

“My services for the evening were done – and there was no indication she was going to leave the hotel that night.”

Youch.

A few things: 

1-This is the National Enquirer we’re talking about here.  Are they credible?  Well, they nailed Tiger Woods and John Edwards.  The supermarket tabloid rage has been doing a pretty good job of scooping other, more mannered media outlets.  Having said that, an anonymous source like this is hard to believe.  People are gonna wanna see some more corroboration before jumping on the “Barry Bangin’ Baker’s Bazoombas” bandwagon.

2-I know I’ve been hearing the name Vera Baker connected to Barack Obama since before Election 2008.  This has been a rumor that has floated around Barack Obama and Washington DC for quite a while.  More often than not, where there is smoke there is fire.  It could be a rumor, it could be true, and nobody knows what’s exactly real just yet.

3-How politically damaging would a sex scandal be for Obama?  It could be a minor hiccup or a presidency-imploding disaster.  What the GOP cannot do is get too far out of ahead of this thing if and when it breaks wide open.  Just like Monica Lewinsky didn’t bring down Clinton, Vera Baker probably won’t be the final nail in Obama’s administration, so the Republicans can’t hope this thing will break Obammy’s political spirit in one giant death-blow. 

Instead,  the GOP must push this story just enough till it becomes a broken leg for Obama-nothing that will politically kill the man, but just enough to keep him weakly limping into 2010 through 2012.  Let him remain in office.  Don’t have him testify in front a of a three judge panel or any of that shit.  Let Vera Baker become yet another albatross he has to wear around his neck.

Just to clarify: If it turns out that Vera Baker is Obamster’s mistress, Republicans cannot make her the sole issue to criticize the President.  The GOP tried to turn Monica Lewinsky into the only point of contention against Bubba Clinton in the 1998 midterms.  That turned out…poorly.  John Boehner and Mitch McConnell can’t let Vera Baker distract the rest of the Republicans.  Repealing BarryCare has to remain a focal point.  Standing firm against a VAT tax must be a priority.  Hammering the President on his reckless wasteful and ineffective spending should be a large part of GOP criticisms.  Obama’s decision to get some strange should not crowd out the glaring political issues conservatives have against the President.

If and when Vera Baker goes nuclear, Republican candidates should avoid bringing it up where it’s possible to do so.  However, campaign managers and spokesmen should be free discuss just how deeply disappointed the candidate is with Mr. Obama’s behavior.  Expressing regret…rather than partisan anger…over Barry nailing the hired help should be the way to go.

Moving beyond GOP tactics, what Vera Baker could represent is not Obama’s hankering for non-wife cooch, but the MSM’s stubborn child-like refusal to dig into their political man-crush.  At no point during St. Barry’s time in the national spotlight have the big media outlets been willing to do any serious investigation about Barack Obama’s personal or political background.  We still don’t know what he did at the Harvard Law Review.  Hell, his college transcripts are a more closely guarded state secret than many of our anti-terrorism strategies.  Who actually wrote the President’s two memoirs?  What is Obama’s exact relationship with ACORN?

All these things and much more are part and parcel of the media’s unwillingness to do the kind of serious research and vetting on Bammy that they routinely do to Republicans and conservatives.  So now the National Enquirer and Drudge have come out with the news that the President could be having an affair with Vera Baker.  Surprise, surprise…the MSM are once again caught with their pants around their ankles.

The dinosaur news services think they’re dying because of the internet or Fox News or the blogs.  They make a zillion needle-dick excuses about why they are no longer competitive in a modern fragmented media market.   In reality, they’re dying because they are absolutely incompetent at doing their jobs, which is to investigate stories and report the news.

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Speaking of the Daily Kos…

Posted by KingShamus on April 29, 2010

Here’s the head kook himself, weighing in the potential loss of tourism money due to the Arizona illegal immigration bill.

Those elected officials need this law off the books before I step foot in Arizona ever again, and I’m not alone in that assessment.

Whoa, is that supposed to be a threat Marky?  I’d say most people in the Grand Canyon State wouldn’t even bat an eyelash if Moulitsas never even wrote the word ‘Arizona’, much less visited the place.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.  Kos is the wonderous intellect who wrote this about the American military contractors who were murdered in Fallujah:

That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.

Yeah.  I’d say Arizona ain’t losing much by having Kos boycott the state.

Screw him.

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Mike Huckabee keeps showing off his big brain

Posted by KingShamus on April 29, 2010

I can understand why the loopy Left has gotten their panties in a twist over Arizona’s incredibly insane attempt to actually enforce the lawful immigration statutes of the land.  The progressives can’t stand anything that reminds them of their stinking incompetence.  Also, anything that is even sorta ‘mean’ is automatically racist.

But when a RINO dweeb like Mike Huckabee pipes up, it’s almost too much to tolerate.

Q: Do you agree with the recently passed law in Arizona that empowers law enforcement officials to check whether a person being stopped or detained is a U.S. citizen?

A: It’s not my place to agree or disagree.

I understand why it was passed and why 70 percent of the people of Arizona support it. They’re angry, they’re frustrated, and they’re scared. There are a half-million illegals who have poured into their state. … They feel under siege, and I understand that.

What does concerns me is that if it’s not carried out and applied carefully, you could end up in the situation where people are indiscriminately stopped who are absolute citizens. … America is a lot like Disney World in that once you get a ticket, you’re in. You don’t have to keep showing your ticket to keep riding the rides. That’s the whole point of liberty.

Yeah, and just like Disney World, America is inhabited by Mickey Mouse would-be leaders.  Like Mike Huckabee.

What a passive-aggressive jerk this guy is.  “Yeah, I can’t comment on it directly, so here’s my indirect way of smearing Arizona lawmakers and voters that supported this Nazi clusterfuck bill.”  Dude, don’t be such a pussy.  If you think this law is fascist, just say it.  Mumbling some cutesy little ankle bite is pathetic.

What’s even better is just how wrong-headed Huckabee’s assertion is.  In reality, American citizens show their ‘papers’ to the authorities all the time.  Anytime you get pulled over, the cop asks for licence, registration and insurance.  If you don’t have that stuff, it’s your ass.  What does Huckabee think that is?

I mean, in perfect civil libertarian awesomeness land, nobody would ever ask you for your papers.  But unfortunately that’s not the case.  Instead, we live in real life. 

Huckbee wants to be president some day.  The problem is, it seems like he wants to be the chief executive officer of Heaven.

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Obama <3’s his plants

Posted by KingShamus on April 27, 2010

“Community Organizer”.  What a joke.  There’s at least one plant in Obamster’s speech to Iowa today.  He even claps like a pre-programmed robot too.  Jesus, they’re getting pretty close to making these Democrat-engineered automatons almost sorta natural kinda. 

I love the government-media complex. 

For years the news-clowns chastised Dubya for speaking in front of ‘friendly’ audiences.  It was a crappy little weasel charge for a host of reasons.  First of all, President Bush was a politician.  He was trying to sell his ideas.  Creating a positive winning aura is part of the sales pitch.  From a practical standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to try to get people on board a free-market social security reform by delivering a speech to the UC Berkley English Department.  But because the media was so horny to use any club to beat Bush with, the ‘friendly audience’ charge was trotted out any time he dared to talk over the lamestreamer’s miniscule pin-heads. 

Now that St.  Barry is in charge, nobody in the leftosphere talks about friendly audiences.  In fact, the President and his producers can stack the deck with outright plants.  Chris ‘Leg Tingle’ Matthews, Keef Overbite and Markos Moulitsas don’t even bat an eyelash over this.

The best part of the video?  Around 30 seconds in, the pResident attempts to give a shout-out to Notoma Canfield, the fake-o-la sob story the Donkey-Punchers trotted out to try to sell their bonehead socialized medicine scheme.  Of course, being the rank amateur that he is, Obambi flubs his teleprompter-fed line and calls her ‘Natowmwa’.

This doofus we managed to boat-anchor ourselves with can’t even get his ridiculously maudlin talking point right. 

2012 cannot come soon enough.

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Oh Noesssssss!!!11111!!! Maybe the Tea Party really are a bunch of violent assholes

Posted by KingShamus on April 26, 2010

PSYCH!   

Violence broke out at a political demonstration over the weekend, as protesters chased police officers, pelting them with rocks and bottles. Was this a gang of Tea Partiers running amok, as eagerly awaited by so many liberals? Well, no. The demonstration was at the state capitol in Arizona, against that state’s new immigration statute:

But hey, I’m sure these violent dissenters peaceful protesters cleaned up after themselves once they were done trashing the place.  Unlike those eeeeeeevil raaaaacist teabaggers.

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Food Review: KFC’s “Double Down”

Posted by KingShamus on April 25, 2010

Remember when fast food had a bun?  Yeah, well that’s soooooooooooooooooooooo 2009. 

KFC has rolled out the already-infamous Double Down sandwich.  In lieu of bread, the DD has two pieces of fried (or grilled) boneless chicken breast encase a confection of Pepper Jack cheese, bacon, Swiss cheese and a healthy dollop of the Colonel’s BBQ glaze. 

I gotta admit, when I first heard about this thing, I was intrigued.  Is this some kind of joke?  How does the chicken work taking the place of a bun?  Will I have a heart attack and die with my face covered in a layer of breaded poultry, cheese drippings and secret sauce?

All these questions ran through my mind as I pulled up to the drive through window and tentatively placed my order.  “Can I get the Double Down combo meal?” I asked, a chuckle escaping my lips.  The high school student over the intercom laughed with (at?) me.  It was on like Voltron. 

Several minutes later, I sat down at my dinner table, unwrapped the take-out bag and took a peak at what I had ordered.  It was not as big as I had thought it would be.  The chicken buns were not the massive slabs of bird breast I had feared, but were basically kaiser roll sized contraptions; a little thick, but not extravagantly so.  My sandwich came fried, thus it was a little greasy.  After I grabbed it, I made sure I had a few napkins close at hand.

First impressions?  A little salty, with a pleasant hint of a spicy bite hidden away.  The bacon and cheese were Starsky & Hutch-as expected they worked quite well together.  Whatever they mix into the poultry bun…be it crazy glue, tree cellulose or spackle…the DD’s chicken breasts held together better than many fast food chain’s regular bread. 

In many ways, there is a lot to like about the Double Down.  For an overhyped  fast food concoction, it tastes pretty good.  The thing should be a lot more greasy than it actually is.  You probably can’t wolf it down in a car while driving so it’s not the most mobile fast food out there.  That aside, it’s still a decent sandwich and still plenty quick enough for everybody except the worst multitasking overscheduled doofuses out there.     

Speaking of wall paste though, the sandwich sat in my gut like a rock for a few hours afterwards.  It was not pleasant, but then again I wasn’t exactly shocked by that development.  I figured I was basically eating a softball-sized wad of breaded J-grade animal meat.  The slight discomfort of having the Double Down work my intestines over like Chuck Liddell training for a UFC match was simply the cost of doing business with Colonel Sanders’ latest colon bomb.

More importantly though, it didn’t live up to the advertising.  Maybe nothing could match the kind of internet viral marketing stuff KFC has been putting out there the last few weeks.  When I finally finished my sandwich, I was struck by how average it was.  Beyond the breadless novelty, I couldnt say I was blown away.  Would I eat it again?  Sure, but I won’t go out of my way for it either.  Do I think it will be the next new trend in fast food meals?  I really don’t know, but I’m leaning towards ‘no’.

But was it a success?  I think it was and here’s why.  I hadn’t been anywhere near a KFC in a decade.  The Double Down got me curious enough to check it out.  So while the sandwich itself might be fair to middlin’, the fact that the DD got a non-KFC fan ( and probably a whole lot of other non-fans) spending money at their restaurant has to be a positive sign.  Maybe goofy menu items will be the next big deal in fast food restaurants.

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We bring numerous depictions of Muhammad, they bring totally righteous Islamic rage

Posted by KingShamus on April 24, 2010

Because you can’t spell ‘fundamentalism‘ without ‘F-U-N’.

Short version:  South Park dudes Trey Parker and Matt Stone are in hot water with a group of Islamo-dweebs for depicting Muhammed (sort of).  For those who don’t know the details, here are the…details.

When they aren’t skimming Reason for subject matter, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are doing the yeomans work of pissing off Muslim extremists by—and prepare yourself, now—portraying Mohammad as a soft-spoken guy in a bear costume who, as Jesse Walker and Jacob Sullum point out below, happens to be Santa. If this all sounds a trifle confusing, the episode can be viewed online here for clarification. Admittedly, it’s rather easy to irritate the Islamists. When not calling for cartoonists to be put to death or novelists to be sacrificed, the radicals are busying themselves finding offense in Burger King ice creamMcDonalds toysNike sneakersduty free bagscalenders featuring cute pigs, and stories featuring  Piglet, the cuddly and haram costar of Winnie the Pooh. So it was no surprise that a group of knuckle draggers in New York, proprietors of the a website called Revolution Muslim, warned Stone and Parker that they would “end up like Theo van Gogh” if they continued offending their faith. This, they wrote, was not a threat (of course not), but simply a statement of fact.

Even better:  Upon receiving the episode from Parker and Stone, the noted free speech stalwarts at Comedy Central bravely turned tail and censored images of Muhammad from the broadcast.  They even censored characters in the show who said the name Muhammad.

Amazing.  Everybody likes to talk a big game about how they’re rock-ribbed First Amendment champions.  Besides the fact that nobody really is-most people tolerate mild forms of censorship-the problem with people puffing out their chests about free speech is that they are rarely called to actually…you know…sacrifice anything to defend unencumbered expression.

Back in the day when Tipper Gore made a stink about racy rock music lyrics, Frank Zappa yip-yapped some hurt noises about how the government was trying to censor pop bands, but that didn’t happen.  Algore got to look like a big tough moral crusader (shocking I know) and the record companies voluntarily agreed to put warning labels on their music.  In fact, the music biz saw sales increase after the policy was put into place, so there was no chilling effect on either their free speech rights or their wallets.

Look at how other religions besides Islam are treated by pop culture.  Whenever somebody takes a shot at the Catholic Church, what’s the worst thing that happens to the offender?  Bill Donahue loudly and harshly denounces the person.  Wow.  That’s…really not scary at all.  Many people take that tongue-lashing as a badge of honor. 

But when some Koran-humper gets a stubbed toe over some relatively minor pop culture incident, the jihad is on like Megatron.  And what do the brave First Amendment crusaders do?  These are the same people who are thrilled to piss off Christians, conservatives and corn-holers alike.  You’d think tweaking some Muslims would be business as usual, but of course it’s not.  Instead, they do what Comedy Central did, which is to cower in a corner and ask the nice violent extremists not to hurt them. 

What have we learned here?  First of all, Muslim dickbreaths who can’t handle their prophet getting the same treatment as every other segment of society are violent scumbags who shouldn’t be tolerated.  Secondly, most of the public figures who we hold in such high regard vis-a-vis their brave defense of free speech are actually pathetic cowards.

In light of that startlingly depressing realization, I’m joining the “First Annual Everybody Draw Mohammad Day”.  May 20th, ya’all.  Be there or be a chicken-shit.  Make your own depictions of Muhammed…whether they are perfectly respectful or completely offensive…and post ‘em up.  You can do it on your own website, you can submit them to Reason.com  or you can give them to me, with proper accreditation.  In any case, just do it, because it will be totally rad.

I got some info from HotAir.com.  Gracias.

Heh:  Jim Treacher has a nice take:

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NFL Draft: Let’s talk about the important things

Posted by KingShamus on April 22, 2010

The NFL draft is testing the waters and holding their draft during prime time tonight.  I think it’ll probably be a success.   The big league baseball season is still in it’s infancy.  There are a few basketball and hockey playoff games on this evening and I guess they’re meaningful if your team is still in the running for a title.  Being that I don’t have a dog in either the race for Lord Stanley’s Cup or the NBA Championship, I couldn’t give a withered shit what happens on the ice or the court.  More importantly, America’s number one sport remains NFL football.  Interest abounds in fans’ minds for everything football-related, even something as pigskin geek-centric as the draft.

Besides all that, there are some dynamite storylines in this year’s draft.  The number one point of interest I think has to be Ben Roethlisberger’s fall from grace.  It’s exceedingly rare to find a quarterback that has won two Super Bowls and yet is so very disliked by his teammates and by the team’s management.  According to Jay Glazer on Mike Francesa’s radio show today (sorry, no audio), Steeler’s owner Art Rooney is enraged by Big Ben’s asinine behavior.  Glazer went on to say that Rofflburger is not liked by his teammates for a host of reasons beyond his retarded off-field conduct and that if Rooney acted out of emotion, he’d trade his behaviorally-challenged shit head quarterback .  While it’s unlikely Pittsburgh actually pulls the trigger on that trade, it’s still enough of a possibility to put a little gas on the fire tonight.  If the Stilllerrrrz are gonna get rid of Rofflburger, it’ll happen tonight and it will be a massive deal.

Even if nothing happens with Pittsburgh tonight, there are enough cool things going on tonight to keep football nerds moist.  For one thing, where does Tim Tebow get drafted?  The dude is a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, college football champ and a young man of exemplary character.  He is also a complete enigma because nobody has a clue if his unique set of skills will work within the confines of the pro game.  It’s gonna be very interesting to see what team rolls the dice and drafts Tebow.

As for me, I am wondering about my New York Giants.  A few years ago, they won an improbable Super Bowl.  After last season’s disastrous finish, the G-Men have numerous holes to fill.  Instead of putting bowel-stewing fear in opposing quarterbacks, the Giants last year did a great job of playing laissez-faire defense, allowing boatloads of yards and points.  On the other side of the ball, the running game that once seemed unstoppable was a shadow of it’s former glory.  Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw fought off numerous injuries and could never find a winning groove.  Too often it felt like the rushing attack was trudging in quicksand.

Either a middle linebacker or a new running back would help out a whole lot.  The problem is that the Giants are drafting at #15, which means both stud players (middle linebacker Rolando McClain and running back  C.J. Spiller) at those positions will likely be taken.  Unless they make a trade to move their draft position up a few notches, they might end up having to take the old tried-and-true best player available.  While the guy probably won’t be a bad pick in and of itself, it might not address their very immediate and very pressing needs.

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Earth Day Follies-A Tale Of Two Houses

Posted by KingShamus on April 22, 2010

I guess this is a little old but it’s pretty timely, considering it’s Happy Hug A Tree Day.

HOUSE #1:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern “snow belt,” either. It’s in the South.

HOUSE #2:

Designed by an architect professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every “green” feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degress F) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks, and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the are blend the property into surrounding rural landscape.

Naturally, big-talking environmentalist nanny-douche Al Gore lives in House Numero Uno, which would be an ecological disaster if there was a Republican living there. The second home belonged to…George W. Bush.

Happy Earth Day!

Fuck the environmentalist hypocrites. I will never believe any of their claims ever.

I stole this from Snarky Bastard. Rock the hell on, dude.

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Charlie Crist: Maverick Renegade Independent Ubermensch 2.0

Posted by KingShamus on April 22, 2010

Check out this nugget:

It may be the worst-kept secret in American politics today, and it’s apparently about to become a reality. Reliable sources informed me today that embattled Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, whose early lead in his US Senate Republican primary race against former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio has essentially reversed itself in the polls, is preparing to announce sooner rather than later that he will leave the GOP and continue his run for Senate as an independent. Sources add that the speech Crist will use in his announcement is now being drafted.

Yeah, this is taking an odd turn.

What does the writer of the piece-Matt Towery-think is gonna happen here?

It’s unclear the effect an independent run by Crist would have on other Republican candidates in Florida this year, particularly with the added ingredient of the loose network of activists and candidates known in media as Tea Partiers. But if Crist follows through with what my sources tell me is a done deal, things will go one of two ways: It’s possible voters from the conservative wing of the GOP will overwhelm the polls in November and lift candidates such as Rubio in major elections both in Florida and across the nation. It’s also possible that liberal, independent and centrist-minded voters may react to the increasingly polarizing political atmosphere in the nation by embracing avowedly moderate candidates like Crist.  

I don’t see how that last sentence makes any sense this year.  The Tea Party folks have been reasonable, patient and have taken the slings and arrows of the Media-Government complex surprisingly well.  More importantly, the majority of Americans agree with the Tea Party.  I can’t imagine it’s much different in Florida.  The Sunshine State is still a fairly conservative place.

Add to the basically anti-statist mood in the country the fact that an independent Crist would be seen as a spoil-sport baby.  He can’t win as a Republican, so he’s gonna take his ball and go play for another team.  If that seems like a bitch move, it’s because it really is one.  Besides putting the conservative Rubio into the Senate, Florida Republicans would have one more really strong reason to get mobilized for their prefered candidate, which would be to end Charlie Crist’s political career.

I snagged this story from AllahPundit over at Hot Air.  Gracias.

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Jon Stewart: Hack

Posted by KingShamus on April 21, 2010

Jeebus tittie-fucking Keeeerist, this guy is such a talentless hack.

I’m watching his gospel song/cheesy rant about Bernie Goldberg and Fox News.  Man, it just isn’t funny.  It’s  tired.  Wow, bleeped-out f-words.  Yeah you really stuck it to Faux Spews.  What a brilliant method of arguing  [eye-roll/]. 

You also get the sense that Stewbert is frustrated by the Foxies and by conservatives in general.  It wasn’t supposed to go down this way.  His man-crush whipped John McCain’s ass.  Obama was supposed to banish the American Right.  Instead, Obama has been a Carteresque joke and the Tea Party peeps are running around ready to stomp the precious Democrat Party into minority status.

So yeah, Jon.  Keep being not funny or insightful.  It just means that those evil reich-wingers have gotten into your head. 

UPDATE: Big Hollywood has a very nice little follow-up. Check that stuff out, yo.

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Yet another example of right wing political violence

Posted by KingShamus on April 20, 2010

Wait, did I see right-wing?  Oooooooopsies!  That should be ‘leftist’.  My bad, yo. 

On Friday April 9, 2010, GOP official Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown attended a Republican dinner at Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans. When they left this event the young Republicans were followed from the restaurant by a group of five white men who hurled insults at them calling Allee a “little blond bitch” and calling Joe a “f**king f*ggot.” They savagely beat and stomped on the young Republican couple just blocks from the restaurant.

Okay.  That’s pretty yucky.  But at least one of the prime suspects isn’t a trustafarian neo-hippie dickbag, right?

Bautsch told me via e-mail this morning that the suspect she and Joe Brown described to the police “looked exactly like that, and so did the rest of them (with different color hair).” She took pains to say that she can’t make a positive identification of this man as one of her attackers, but he fits the description they gave to the New Orleans police. This is someone who needs to be questioned about the attack; there are two YouTube videos still available on which he appears.

The first one is of the protest as it marched from Lafayette Park to the Hilton.

And the second one is of the protestors as they marched to Brennan’s.

He was on the scene, he was part of the protest and the victims say he looks “exactly” like one of the assailants, right down to what he was wearing.

Caucasian?  Check.   Dreadlocks?  Nailed it.  Poor hygiene?  He’s the gold standard.

If this flea-bit assclown isn’t guilty of assault, he should be convicted of being a tedious cliché.

By the way, check out CPYouth’s post that goes into deeper detail about violent leftard groups.

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Librarians are teh AWESOME

Posted by KingShamus on April 20, 2010

Awesomely sexxxy, that is.

A 1992 survey of 5,000 U.S. librarians, long withheld by a professional journal, found one in five respondents had engaged in sexual trysts among the stacks.

Will Manly, who said the New York-based Wilson Library Bulletin withheld the results of his survey in 1992, published results recently on his Web site indicating 51 percent of librarians in the early 90s were willing to pose nude for money and 61 percent of respondents admitting to renting an X-rated film, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

Why would researchers hold back findings like this? Everybody bitches and moans about how Americans don’t read enough. Naughty librarians would definitely get people interested in books again.

Libraries: If you get lucky, 1/5 of them will be the hottest spot in town.

I got this link from the one and only Instapundit.

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Welcome ‘Other McCain’ Readers

Posted by KingShamus on April 19, 2010

Hey, thanks for stopping by.  You are hereby allowed to move about the cabin freely. 

Just this one time and just for you bad-ass visitors, I’ll post a semi-naughty video for your amusement.

Oh wait, I’d probably post this anyway.

Anyhooooo, thanks again for making Blog De KingShamus a stop in your travels on the world wide web of goofiness.  Big ups to Robert Stacy McCain; muchas gracias to you sir.

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Reaction to the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party

Posted by KingShamus on April 19, 2010

Yeah, this is starting to get fun now.

Last year at this time CNN on-scene editorialist Susan Roesgen was busy beclowning herself.

This year, tens of leftists tried to disrupt the thousands of  Tea Parties held on April 15th.

It’s almost like these progtards can’t stop the momentum or something.

As I said before, I ended up at the Morristown Tea Party.  About a half  block away from the actual tea party, the LaRouche-Douche Squad was out trying not to pick their noses in public and failing.  Other than that and one person that somebody said might’ve been an ‘infiltrator’, I saw no sign of Jason Levin or any of his minions.  I kept waiting for some trustafarian neo-hippie fleabag to make an obnoxious comment or disrupt the proceedings, but it just didn’t happen.

Now that could mean that the Tea Party I went to was too small and thus not media-saturated enough for the disruptors to make a splash.  I mean, if an underworked overentitled Stalinist makes a cutesy anti-Tea Party poster and no lamestream reporter show up to video it, did it really even exist in the first place?  One thing the left understands it’s that the press is basically on their side and they have to use that advantage.  Strategically speaking, it makes sense to put your troops in spots where they can be the most useful.  Maybe a Tea Party in some little hamlet tucked away in a corner of the Garbage State just ain’t big enough for counter-protesters to mess with.

But if that’s the case, where the hell did the disruptors go?  It seemed like there were-at most-only a handful of back assward astroturfers in any one Tea Party location. I kept hearing how the Coffee Party and Jason Levin and Organizing For America were all chomping at the bit to rip the Tea Party folks a new dookie-chute.  Instead, it was like watching a Lady Gaga video:  stupid costumes, lots of pointless teasing and no follow through.

My guess is that for now, the liberals haven’t quite figured out how to counter-punch the Tea Parties.  The headless, basically independent nature of the Tea Party groups have made them a difficult target to line up for Obambi & Co.  My other take is that Obama has decided not to call up Organizing for America and get them into this fight.  That suggests that he doesn’t really give a shit about stemming potential Democrat losses in November.  Obama likely figures that the die is basically cast for his party’s majorities and that calling up his volunteer personality cult will not do much to keep San Fran Nan Pelosi in power as Speaker of the House.  The pResident probably also figures that he’ll need his people for his own re-election efforts in 2012.  Mustering the faithful now for what could be a shattering defeat would just lower morale and weaken Obama’s  chances down the road.

What about the unions?  I figured the SEIU or maybe AFSCME would try to throw their weight around at one of these events.  A Tea Party protest seems like a great place to make a scene.  Instead, they seemingly sat on their hands. I don’t exactly know what that means either.  I have a feeling that in the case of th unions, they too are keeping their powder dry in fall 2010.

So if everybody on the Democrat side is gonna roll over, I say follow Napoleon’s advice and allow our opponents to keep making mistakes.   Hey, they wanted power.  They wanted this kind of scrutiny.  Now let them choke on it for a few months.

As for the Tea Party movement in total, my feeling is that if they stay engaged (big IF), they could turn American politics completely around.  The TP folks at the event I attended were perfectly ready to push the Social Security retirement age to 70.  They were hollering for small government.  The want their taxes lowered and their money spent wisely by the federal government. The people I talked to at the event seemed to genuinely embrace these ideas.  If the Republicans give them a few bones, I think the Tea Party people could become an important ally.  I also think they could be the base voter of a newer more economically sound fiscal conservative Republican Party,  They would provide a cushion for wary Republicans when the Washington Compost or the New York Fishwrap come out with some hackneyed scare tactic.  If we’ve learned anything these last few months it’s that many politician are very nervous about being re-elected.  If the TP’s can keep the pressure on, it will send all the right messages to both Democrats and Republicans.

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Sting + Uzbekistan = Delicious Rock-n-Roll Hypocrisy

Posted by KingShamus on April 16, 2010

Gulnara

 Karen Howes over at her Eastern Right blog finds something fun about our old pal Gordon Sumner.

Last November, Sting gave what groups who monitor the Uzbek dictatorship called a “secret” and “private” concert at the behest of [Islam] Karimov’s daughter, Gulnara, who human rights groups say is deeply involved in siphoning off the money from the country’ natural resource sales into family coffers. She is particularly vilified for using forced child labor in the impoverished country’s vast cotton fields. Tickets to the concert were priced at between $1000 and $2000 — about 45 times the average annual salary in Uzbekistan.

You might say, “So what the daughter of a brutal dictator gets a private rock show put on by some Western dupe.  Who cares?”  I’d be easier on Sting if he wasn’t such a precious human rights lecturing twit.

Karen brings up the fact that Sting wrote “They Dance Alone”, a tune heavily critical of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.  She contrasts it with Sting’s decision to play a concert for Gulnara Karimov.    I think it comes down to Sting’s liberal politics.

I’ll be honest.  I can’t keep up with every leftists BFF list of cool/uncool dictatorial strongmen, but I do know that Pinochet was one of the most hated head of state for the liberals back in the day.  Islam Karimov is probably considered hip in some progtard circles because he gets lippy with America every once in a while.  Sting-blinkered style conscious liberal- probably thought he’d skate if and when this private concert business got out to the press.

Oh well.  I just hope the next time Gordie decides to run his yap about human rights or torture or democracy or blah-blah-freakin’-blah, somebody in the press calls him on his first-order bullshit.  Yeah, that’ll happen…for sure.

By the way, I realize that Gulnara is a probably a stupid spoiled brat and definitely a repellent dictatorette-in-training, but even with all that she’s ain’t a bad-looking chick.

Gulnara

I get a ‘Naughty Ashley Banfield meets Fergie at Kleptocrat University’s Student Center’ vibe.

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New Jersey Tea Parties

Posted by KingShamus on April 15, 2010

I’ll be at one of them for sure.  If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the dude in a t-shirt.

More importantly, I’ll try to upload some pics and/or video tonight.

Peace out.

Updates:  I ended up at the Morristown Tea Party.  A good time was had by all.  Here’s a smattering of pics.

Jason Mattera.

Mychal Massie

Robert Bonelli

I’ll have more to say about this later.  Talk to you soon.

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Ain’t no half-steppin for Chris Christie

Posted by KingShamus on April 14, 2010

Lefty Sacred Cow-put to the sword.

Gov. Chris Christie is taking $65 million, the entire allocation, from the state’s global warming fund, and $5.9 million, from the toxic waste site cleanup program, to help close the over $10 billion deficit in his $29.3 billion 2010-11 state budget, the state environmental protection commissioner said Monday.

The sound you just heard was every enviro-dweeb in the Garden State choking on a granola bar.

More importantly, this is exactly the sort of pointless spending that every politician says he’s going to cut during his campaign. Anthropogenic global warming has been proven to be a fraud. Everybody knows the jig is up. That would naturally mean that a fund devoted to stopping global warming-again, a faked up pile of nonsense-should be done away with post haste.

Under normal circumstances, once a politician gets in, feel-good do-nothing budget items somehow remain in place. In fact, pointless yet symbolic spending is often increased in order to burnish a politician’s credentials with some constituency that needs a taxpayer sponsored hug. In the case of the Global Warming dollars, Christie seems to be saying that he doesn’t go for the expensive and wasteful bullcrap that other office-holders seem hopelessly addicted to.

The key thing here is for Governor Christie to remain vigilant. He’s going to pummelled for this by every Sierra Club Seminarian from Cape May to Hardwick Township. There will be dire predictions of environmental catastrophe if the 65 million dollars aren’t reallocated. That’s all to be expected. New Jersey is a blue state and many folks are simply too wedded to their tree-humping do-gooder narratives to understand why the governor is cutting the global warming fundage.

What Mr. Christie must not do is let the attacks stand. Instead, his office should answer the charges in a reasoned but vehement fashion, then counter them with concrete examples of why the $65 million has to be cut. If the governor gives the environmentalists any rhetorical quarter, they will bury Christie’s agenda in an avalanche of pseudo-science talking points.

To me, it’s still too early to get totally rah-rah about Chris Christie. The governor has a long way to go on this issue, and on the larger issue of the state’s monumental fiscal woes. However, if Christie is willing to piss off the eco-loons and actually cut spending in this area, I’d have to consider it a very good start.

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Tea Party Infilitrator Spills The Beans, Fails Long Division

Posted by KingShamus on April 14, 2010

The term ‘infiltrate’…yeah, I don’t think Jason Levin grasps the meaning of that word.

Meet Jason Levin, quite possibly the scariest man in the tea party universe. An Oregon technology consultant, Levin is the leader of Crash The Tea Party, a plan to take down the tea party from the inside. Levin says he’s got a growing cadre of supporters across the country, and conservatives from the message boards to the set of the Sean Hannity’s show are getting nervous.

“Our plan is not to shout them down,” Levin told me yesterday, “but to infiltrate them and push them farther from the mainstream.”

The scheme reads like a sequel to “Being John Malkovich”: Levin’s group of protesters plan to get in the heads of tea partiers at the Tax Day Tea Parties nationwide Thursday and manipulate them right out of relevance. They’ll dress like tea partiers, talk like tea partiers and carry signs like tea partiers. In fact, according to Levin they’ll be completely indistinguishable from tea partiers, except for one thing — they won’t be out-crazied by anyone.

“Our goal is that whenever a tea partier says ‘Barack Obama was not born in America,’ we’re going be right right there next to them saying, ‘yeah, in fact he wasn’t born on Earth! He’s an alien!” Levin explained. He said that by making the tea parties sound like a gathering of crazy people — his group’s goal — the movement will lose its power.

Wow, on second thought, that sounds like it will be really effective. Of course, Jason Levin has marshalled thousands of counter-protesters to go against the horrible Tea Party hordes.

Levin said he has 66 member groups (and growing) across the country planning to fan out at tea party gatherings on Thursday.

Um…sixty-six members.  Really?  A whole sixty six people.  Wow, that’s like, what,  .7 members for every tea party protest in America scheduled on April 15th? 

So not only does Jason Levin not understand the element of surprise, he can’t do math.

Tell me why anybody in the Tea Party movement is supposed to be scared of this dude.

UPDATE:  Innominatus…the US Census’ most watched blogger…has some new info on our boy Jolly Jason.

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MSNBC’s newest on-air talent is…Elliot Spitzer (?)

Posted by KingShamus on April 14, 2010

Jim Treacher, you’re a far better man than I.

If you ever watch MSNBC — which you probably don’t unless you’re getting paid to do so — you may have noticed that The Dylan Ratigan Show had a rather unusual guest-host last week: Eliot Spitzer! The girl-renting ex-governor has been a frequent guest, apparently, so MSNBC thought it would be a good idea for him to lend his, um, star power to Ratigan’s show.

Really, this is a great move on MSNBC’s part. Keef Overbite and his grandiose moral posturing needed a counterweight. What better way to balance Olberman’s lefty-crusader nonsense than with a guy lacking any morals at all?

What’s also fairly amusing is how the American Stalinists will remain sotto voce on Spitzer hanging out on their favorite news channel. The liberals make a big deal about Fox News and the sexxxy eye-candy they hire as on-air talent. Yet when MSNBC hires Client 9-the living embodiment of ethical slime-it’s all good and gravy, baby.

If it’s a choice between having Julie Banderas and Megyn Kelly read me the news in high-cut skirts or being lectured to by Elliot Spitzer about my political and moral decisions, I know which cable news channel I’m watching.

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