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Memorial Day 2010

Posted by KingShamus on May 31, 2010

Remember all who fell in the cause of American freedom. 

The first to defy, the first to die.

In 1770, Crispus Attucks, a black man, became the first casualty of the American Revolution when he was shot and killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Although Attucks was credited as the leader and instigator of the event, debate raged for over as century as to whether he was a hero and a patriot, or a rabble-rousing villain.

In the murder trial of the soldiers who fired the fatal shots, John Adams, serving as a lawyer for the crown, reviled the “mad behavior” of Attucks, “whose very looks was enough to terrify any person.”

Twenty years earlier, an advertisement placed by William Brown in the Boston Gazette and Weekly Journal provided a more detailed description of Attucks, a runaway: “A Mulatto fellow, about 27 Years of Age, named Crispus, 6 feet 2 inches high, short cur’l hair, his knees nearer together than common.”

Attucks father was said to be an African and his mother a Natick or Nantucket Indian; in colonial America, the offspring of black and Indian parents were considered black or mulatto. As a slave in Framingham, he had been known for his skill in buying and selling cattle.

Brown offered a reward for the man’s return, and ended with the following admonition: “And all Matters of Vessels and others, are hereby cautioned against concealing or carrying off said Servant on Penalty of Law. ” Despite Brown’s warning, Attucks was carried off on a vessel many times over the next twenty years; he became a sailor, working on a whaling crew that sailed out of Boston harbor. At other times he worked as a ropemaker in Boston.

Attucks’ occupation made him particularly vulnerable to the presence of the British. As a seaman, he felt the ever-present danger of impressment into the British navy. As a laborer, he felt the competition from British troops, who often took part-time jobs during their off-duty hours and worked for lower wages. A fight between Boston ropemakers and three British soldiers on Friday, March 2, 1770 set the stage for a later confrontation. That following Monday night, tensions escalated when a soldier entered a pub to look for work, and instead found a group of angry seamen that included Attucks.

That evening a group of about thirty, described by John Adams as “a motley rabble of saucy boys, negroes and molattoes, Irish teagues and outlandish jack tarrs,” began taunting the guard at the custom house with snowballs, sticks and insults. Seven other redcoats came to the lone soldier’s rescue, and Attucks was one of five men killed when they opened fire.

Patriots, pamphleteers and propagandists immediately dubbed the event the “Boston Massacre,” and its victims became instant martyrs and symbols of liberty. Despite laws and customs regulating the burial of blacks, Attucks was buried in the Park Street cemetery along with the other honored dead.

Adams, who became the second American president, defended the soldiers in court against the charge of murder. Building on eyewitness testimony that Attucks had struck the first blow, Adams described him as the self-appointed leader of “the dreadful carnage.” In Adams’ closing argument, Attucks became larger than life, with “hardiness enough to fall in upon them, and with one hand took hold of a bayonet, and with the other knocked the man down.” The officer in charge and five of his men were acquitted, which further inflamed the public.

The citizens of Boston observed the anniversary of the Boston Massacre in each of the following years leading up to the war. In ceremonies designed to stir revolutionary fervor, they summoned the “discontented ghosts” of the victims.”

A “Crispus Attucks Day” was inaugurated by black abolitionists in 1858, and in 1888, the Crispus Attucks Monument was erected on the Boston Common, despite the opposition of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the New England Historic Genealogical Society, which regarded Attucks as a villain.

The debate notwithstanding, Attucks, immortalized as “the first to defy, the first to die,” has been lauded as a true martyr, “the first to pour out his blood as a precious libation on the altar of a people’s rights.”

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Too Soon?

Posted by KingShamus on May 30, 2010

Yeah, I guess I suck but whatevs. 

I snagged this pic from the great Small Dead Animals.  Thanks, Lance.

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Joe Sestak, Barack Obama and the cool job opening

Posted by KingShamus on May 30, 2010

Let’s take a trip in the Way Back Machine just to get ourselves some perspective.

Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) said yesterday that the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the state’s Democratic primary.

The disclosure came during an afternoon taping of Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a Sunday news-analysis show on the Comcast Network. Sestak would not elaborate on the circumstances and seemed chagrined after blurting out “yes” to veteran news anchor Kane’s direct question.

“Was it secretary of the Navy?” Kane asked.

“No comment,” Sestak said.

“Was it [the job] high-ranking?” Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would “never leave” the Senate race for a deal.

A White House spokesman this morning strongly denied an offer had been made to Sestak. Before the spokesman issued the denial, a senior Pennsylvania Democrat said Sestak’s account was met with anger by White House officials yesterday.

That article came from February of this year.

And we’re just now picking up on how big this story is.

A-freakin-mazing.

Look, I’ll take some shit here.  I got a little preoccupied over the last few months with other stories.  The health care vote caught my attention, I gotta admit.  My bad, yo. 

Then again, I’m just a douchey bush league blogger that lives nowhere near DC and I have no White House press pass.  Other people…you know, the overpaid underworked jag-offs that actually went to J-school who we ruefully refer to as reporters… might’ve had a little bit more access to Robert Gibbs and Barry Obamster than most of the American public.

But what was Sestak offered?  Heheheee, this is good.

The White House released an explanation of the Job offer. The claim is that Rahm Emanuel sent Bill Clinton to meet with Congressmen Sestak to offer an unpaid advisory position which he would hold along with his congressional job if he were to give up his quest for the Democratic nomination.

Right.  Of course.

While we’re all holding hands, grinning like window-lickers and traipsing through the more whimsical boroughs of the Parallel Universe of Psychotically Improbable Bullshit, I also heard Alex Rodriguez was offered a job by Joe Girardi volunteering as a hitting instructor at an Ithaca, New York t-ball league team.  I understand that if A-Rod accepts, the Steve’s Towing Tigers are gonna totally rule this year.

Um, no. 

Meanwhile, try to watch this video and not giggle at Robert Gibbs.  It’s impossible, homies.    

Even though the press has just caught sight of this story, I suspect it might just have some legs. 

By the way, Ken has a bridge he wants to sell you.  It’s big and it’s long and it’s almost as fabulous as the Obama ‘s “Nah, seriously bro, Joe Sestak wasn’t offered a real job explanation”.

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Obama: The Gulf Oil Spill is my highest priority…except when it isn’t

Posted by KingShamus on May 27, 2010

For a guy that seems constantly overwhelmed by the responsibilities of his job, he sure has a funny way of organizing his to-do list.

Today President Obama said that stopping the oil spill has been his “highest priority.”

He seems to have a lot of top priorities; he’s identified several in his remarks since the initial explosion on the oil rig April 20.

President Obama with Mexican president Felipe Calderon, May 19: “We agreed to continue working aggressively on our highest economic priority, which is creating jobs for our people.”

Obama with Hamad Karzai, May 12: “This is a reaffirmation of the friendship between the American people and the Afghan people. When I came into office, I made it very clear that, after years of some drift in the relationship, that I saw this as a critical priority.”

Obama at the Business Council, May 4: “More broadly, spurring job creation and economic expansion continues to be our number one domestic priority.”

Obama at a town-hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, April 27: “I don’t want to close off trade with other countries — I want to open those countries because that’s a lot of where the growth is and that’s where we can sell our products and we’ve got a competitive advantage. But we’ve got to keep on pushing and be tough in our negotiations, and that’s something that’s going to be a top priority.”

Obama in Fort Madison, Iowa, April 27: “And that’s why our energy security has been a top priority for my administration since the day I took office.”

Yeah, I stole Geraghty’s entire post.  Sue me.

Really now, Obamster?  Everything is always on the very top of the inbox?

I know St. Barry of the Sacred Multitasking thinks he’s a sooooper-jeanyus, but this is a president that makes a dispute between a local cop and a semi-famous D-list celebrity professor into a federal intervention/kumbaya session.  Setting priorities is not Obama’s strong suit.  As has been noted before, the president tends to be a reactive fellow.  His leadership model ends up working against him most of the time.  When everything is a high priority, nothing is a high priority.  That might explain why Obama is constantly saying how this or that issue is at the top of his concern menu.

Or perhaps there’s an easier explanation.  Maybe this is just another one of Obama’s autopilot rhetorical tics he puts into nearly every public pronouncement he makes, ala “Let me be clear”.  ‘Top Priority’ might just be Barry’s way of saying that he really really really gives a shit about (fill in the blank for cause/crisis/political issue/dessert topping) that he happens to be talking about at that moment.       

Funny thing is, Obammy hasn’t been particularly strong on any of the stuff he says are his top priorities.  Can anybody point out how Obama has improved the unemployment numbers? Have Barry’s green energy proposals been any kind of successful?  Obama can take pot shots at Bush and keep mashing the reset button in Afghanistan till his thumbs swell up to the size of his ears, but even his own hand-picked general says that the US isn’t winning the war.  Also, please wake me up when Obama wants to get around to thinking about maybe drafting a proposal that outlines a thumbnail sketch of a possible coherent trade policy, much less an effective one.

The pResident sure likes to talk a big game about making various and sundry items top priorities.  His record suggests he’s not really any good at…you know…actually doing anything that would deal with America’s problems. 

Why, it’s almost like our leader is some kind of inexperienced backbench legislator with a paper-thin resume or something.

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Is David Frum A Jealous Hack?

Posted by KingShamus on May 26, 2010

Bitter much, Davie?

I was thinking I was gonna fisk Frum’s review of the Zev Chafets’ unauthorized biography of Rush Limbaugh.  Then I read the piece.  Wow.  Just…wow.

One of the big problems I have here is that Frum isn’t doing a review.  He’s basically taking advantage of the fact that somebody from the lamestream media wrote something about El Rushbo.  By critiquing Chafets’ tome, Frum gets to work in a few nut-shots against his most cherished boogeyman.  Frum loves to pat himself on the balls about what a great writer he is, so this kind of English 101-type of error is fairly pathetic.  

I’ll try to be fair to Dorky Dave.  Even strong authors get lost in the sauce.  I know I’ve let a few of my posts get away from me from time to time.  It’s often really easy to latch onto some relatively minor point and hammer away at it for a few paragraphs.  Before you know it, you’re in the writing equivalent of waking up at 3:00 AM from a week long meth bender in a sleazy hotel room with a toothless forty five year old prostitute,  a case of roasted Brazil nuts and a flugelhorn covered in KY jelly.  You have no idea how you got there and you really don’t know how to extricate yourself from the situation, so you just keep rolling along like everything is cool as penguin shit, praying that it all works out.

I think that’s what happened to Frum.  Part of him just couldn’t help it.  A little overindulgence on the ole’ keyboard here, a dash of mean-spiritedness there and all of the sudden Frum lost the concept of a book review and just slagged Limbaugh for shits and giggles.

Forget the fact that David Frum is reviewing a Zev Chafets book.  Clearly DF did, so why should we labor under the assumption that Frum’s piece is anything except a poorly disguised hit job?  What is Frum’s beef with Limbaugh here?

Well, for one thing, Frum doesn’t like that Rush is wealthy.  Coming from an alleged conservative, this is sort of ridiculous.  Do you see very many liberals beat up Obama for spending too much gubmint money?  No, because in the left’s mind, increasing federal largesse is totally rad 99.9% of the time (the US Military and the CIA being two notable exceptions).  If right-of-center types care about anything, it is the basic coolness of the free market.   The talk radio stations that Limbaugh is syndicated on can clearly pay the dude vast sums of money…it’s not like talk radio got a taxpayer-funded stimulus check from the Obammer Admenstruation…so Frum shouldn’t have much to say about Rush’s bank account.

Frum also disapproves of Limbaugh’s extravagant tastes.  Frum asserts that the desire for expensive French architectural flourishes and $4000 champagne have created a disconnect between El Rushbo and ordinary people.  I’d be more apt to believe Frum if Rush Limbaugh hadn’t taken THE EXACT SAME POSITIONS ON NEARLY EVERY SINGLE ISSUE FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.  Jeebus tittie-fucking Keeerist, David this ain’t nearly as hard as you’re making it out to be.

When Limbaugh was just starting out and making relatively little money, he thought abortion was bad, the Second Amendment was worth defending, tax cuts were cool and Ronald Reagan was great. Now that he’s filthy rich, he’s still espouses the same views. If those positions are now suddenly the definition of cool for the swells and tastemakers of American society, point out just where American pop culture has embraced these things in any major way.  The MSM, Hollywood, the music industry, the college campus intelligentsia and the DC establishmentarians are still pretty much opposed to that kind of politics.  Meanwhile, poll after poll after poll shows that Limbaugh is more in tune with the average American than Frum seems to suggest.

What David Frum simply cannot understand is how Limbaugh transcends his money and status.  Yes, Rush is a fabulously wealthy dude with opulent personal tastes.  Oddly enough though, his political views…which are what most people not named David Frum care about when it comes to Rush Limbaugh…are far removed from many others in his tax bracket.  He has found his way into elite circles, but he is not of them.

Finally, let’s take a closer look-see at David Frum.  Here’s a guy who wrote some pretty speeches for George W. Bush and was later employed at the American Enterprise Institute until he got shit-canned for not showing up to work.  That’s real genius right there.  What else is DF not good at?  Well, his FrumForum seems particularly lame: “Let’s criticize Obama, but not too harshly and then sometimes we should give in to Princess Barry’s demands so people will think we’re nice.”  Fucking weak sauce namby-pamby bullshit like that is what turns good blogs into liberal snooze-fests like The Moderate Voice and turns political parties into sure-fire losers.

More to the point, let’s compare Rush Limbaugh and David Frum in the arena of ideas.  Who has brought more people into the conservative orbit?  There is no real hard-line research on this, but the overwhelming anecdotal evidence suggests that Rush has helped pull far more people into the right-of-center column than Frum could ever imagine doing on his own.  By the standard of retail salesmanship of conservative principles-not the Style & Taste guidelines set up by David Frum-Limbaugh whips damn near everybody.  William F. Buckley at the height of his rhetorical power probably beats Limbaugh’s influence nowadays, but that’s still a pretty close call.  George Will, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Krauthammer-all great writers and thinkers, but none of them come close to reaching and converting people to the conservative side of the ledger like Limbaugh can.

People say that Frum is jealous of Limbaugh.  It seems to make a lot of sense in explaining DF’s recent history of beating up on Rush.  However, I think there is something more than just envy afoot here.  I think Frum knows just what a pissant he is compared to Limbaugh.  Well, how does a small fry get the attention of the rest of the herd?  By punching way above his weight and taking on a far superior opponent.  Sure, the 90 pound weakling will probably get his ass handed to him, but that doesn’t really matter.  Getting people to notice him is the only goal.  Better still, in the case of the Frum v. Limbaugh, DF gains strange new respect from the left-wing kool kid media crowd by taking shots at El Rushbo.

Basically, this attack by Frum on Limbaugh is a desperate plea for attention.  Pathetic?  Yes.  Entertaining?  Maybe.  If Limbaugh takes the bait, then this could get real fun real quick.  If not, David Frum ends up on the losing end of equation…again.  I have to say that I’m rooting for the latter.

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Video Game Propaganda Posters

Posted by KingShamus on May 25, 2010

Ostrich riding bad-ass knights?  Sign me up ASAFP, yo.

 There are a few more of these things at the link.  Check it out…you can even buy them.  The Tron posters are rad too.

80’s Nostalgia + Forced Pseudo-Patriotism = Maaaaaaaaaaaagic.

I got this link from Star-Chamber Maid’s Twitter feed.  Thanks a lot.

ALSO:  The Google Pac-Man thingy they had up over the weekend allegedly wasted 4,819,352 hours of time.

Yikes.

I know I wasted far too much time at work I mean, at home playing the thing.  In fact, I’m gonna head out and do that right now.

Here’s the linkage if you want to piss away most of your free time today.  I’ll be back to post a score.

High Score Update:  36,050.

Beat that, BDKS homies!!!!!!

(Actually, that shouldn’t be too hard.)

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Awareness Bracelets Protesting the Arizona Illegal Immigration Law? Sign the Donkey-Punchers Up!

Posted by KingShamus on May 24, 2010

You wanna know what’s really awesome?  When asshole politicians cattle-brand themselves with an easy-to-see Mark of Fuckhead.

Inland Rep. Joe Baca’s campaign against Arizona’s new anti-immigration law appears to be picking up steam.

As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing wristbands inspired by the Lance Armstrong LiveSTRONG craze.

Baca put in an order for 2,500 of his version, which will be red, yellow and blue — the colors of Arizona’s flag — to be worn as a show of solidarity against the controversial law.

What a flaming doucheturd.  BTW, Steny Hoyer is a boot-licking nit-wit for allowing himself to be photographed with the Official Wristband of The Lawless Retard Clique.

But hey, that’s just one particularly idiotic dude.  The Democrat Party as a whole isn’t gonna allow itself to get wrapped up in this kind unpopular nonsense.

Ummmmmmmm, well…..I uhhhhh.  Never mind.

Right around the 2:05 mark is where you see the Congressional Donkey-Punchers officially tell the people of the United States that their opinion means nothing in comparison to views of a sorry-ass fake-election-winning hypocritical kleptocrat from a parasitic third world shit-hole.  But don’t you dare question their patriotism. [sarc/]

Look, Calderon is allowed to be a cheap tawdry asshole.  He’s the leader of Mexico and thus, by and large, he’s the Mexican people’s problem.  I really don’t even have much of a problem with him saying what he said.  He’s going to be against any sort of real stringent closed-borders immigration bill no matter what happens or who proposes or how it’s enacted.  Anything that stops him from pushing his tired poor huddled masses out of his basket case of a nation and onto our doorstep is going to be evil and cruel and racist and it drowns puppies and it makes the Virgin Mary cry and blah blah fucking blah.  Sure, it sucks having him say it in the well of the people’s House, but hey, elections have consequences.  If the electorate didn’t want a corrupt foreign ruler talking shit about their laws while standing on US public property, maybe they shouldn’t have voted for a bunch of left-wing buffoons back in 2008. 

Speaking of progressive cock-whores, what really should infuriate everybody is the reaction of the Democrats.  They’re worse than Jon Stewart’s Daily Show audience trained seals.  They hear the clown Calderon chastise the people of Arizona for trying to hold down the fort and they start clapping away.  Do they even understand what they’re applauding?  Do they not understand what a slap in the face this is to the people of Arizona and the citizens of the country they supposedly represent?

What about the Obambi Admenstruation?  Surely they have read and understand the Arizona law, right?  Wrong.

Good for Governor Janet Brewer for calling St. Barry of the Convenient Illiteracy out on his cheesey bullcrap.

So let me get this straight.  The Democrats in Congress are super-cool with their new BFF Felipe Calderon and Obama’s incompetent dickbag employees haven’t even read the bill that they’re criticizing ad nauseum ad infinitum.  Great.

The country is in the very best of hands…and wrist bands.

BTW:  I snagged the original link from HotAir.com.  Thanks, Allahpundit.

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I gotta problem with Manhattan Infidel

Posted by KingShamus on May 24, 2010

The problem is he’s funnier than me and I could probably link to him every day.  Check out his profile of a big time gangsta rapper who has not been shot dead.

This gun was not used in the nonshooting of a local hip hop artistDefying all expectations local hip hop artist “Dirty Muthafucka” has avoided being shot.

“I don’t know what I’m doing wrong” said Dirty Muthafucka.  “My music is violent.  Authentic.  Filled with disturbing images.  I have a posse that follows me around.  They all carry guns.  I encourage them to shoot people.  So why am I not being shot back?”

In lieu of his nonshooting many record stores are refusing to carry his CDs.  iTunes will not carry his music either.

“We’ve given him every opportunity to die a violent death but since he hasn’t there doesn’t seem to be any market for his hip hop” said an Apple executive.

More of teh funnay at the link.

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So What Does Miss USA Rima Fakih Mean?

Posted by KingShamus on May 22, 2010

Here’s the backstory just in case you’re not a big time pageant follower or a gay dude (but I repeat myself): 

Arab Americans across metro Detroit cheered as Rima Fakih of Dearborn was crowned Miss USA tonight in Las Vegas.

This is unbelievable,” said Rami Haddad, 26 of Livonia, one of Fakih’s biggest supporters. “It’s a dream come true. I can’t express my feelings.”

Fakih, of Lebanese descent, is believed to be the first Arab American and Muslim to become Miss USA.

Okay.  I guess this is sorta big news in and of itself.  The fact that she’s a Muslim adds a bit of a wow factor here.  It’s not every day that an Islamic woman wins a beauty contest in America.    

But there’s also the annoying “First (fill in racial/ethnic/gender/religious/sexual orientation category) to do (fill in achievement/accomplishment/noteworthy whatevs)” thing that the racial grievance libs always do when a non-white non-Christian does anything.  In the very near future, we’re going to get to the point where, in order to keep the affirmative action fires glowing, the government is gonna dole out a Congressional Medal of Freedom to the first Half Chinese Half Brazillian Bahai Lesbian to Stub Her Toe While Playing the Didjeridoo in a Kansas City Jazz Club.  Rima Fakih is a representation of that lame-ass train of thought.

Moving on from that douchyness,  there are some that say that this chick is the politically correct Miss USA.  Well, yeah.  Ever since Perez Hilton asked Carrie Prejean a rabbit-punch question about gay marriage,  lefty politics have been forced into the pageant scene.  While it’s not great to see this, it’s been a trend in the progressive-sphere for some time. 

Also, lets look at the audience for beauty pageants.  It’s not like NRA life members who oppose abortion rights, the United Nations, and tofu burgers are the big target demographic for this type of program.  I hate to make gross generalizations here, but the type of person that watches this sort of television is probably not the most clued-in peep when it comes to politics.  Most of the audience are likely sentimental and politically soft-headed, thus they are very receptive to the ‘First Muslim to Win’ angle the Miss USA organizers decided to go with.

So sure, Rima Fakih was a politically expedient winner.  On some level, she represents a weak-kneed progressive attempt to force Muslims into the mainstream of American life:  “Hey, they really are just like us!  No, there really are no troubling  terrorist sympathies within the American Muslim community!  Look over there!  It’s a gorgeous chick in a bikini!” 

But on a deeper level, the ethnic grievance dweebs in the Miss USA pageant missed the larger implications of Rima Fakih.  First of all, she’s Lebanese, which is sorta interesting all by itself.  Lebanon-at least before the civil war-was a multi-religious enclave.  It was a fairly tolerant place; there was a vibrant Christian population that made up a plurality of the population.  The Shiites, Sunnis and Druze communities in Lebanon were also notable for their relatively relaxed attitudes about religion and society.  Even today, the Lebanese are considered pretty chilled-out and cosmopolitan by Middle Eastern standards.  The fact that Rima Fakih and her family celebrate some Christian holidays is not shocking when you know about her background.

In addition to that, look at what the gal is wearing.  I don’t see a burqa in this chick’s future.  I’m sure that many of her fellow Arabs back in Dearborn are none too pleased about Fakih’s fashion choices.  But she still bucked the trend in her community and decided to show off more than just her wrist or her ankle.  The reality is that Rima represents a different possibility for Muslims, both in America and abroad.  Her decision to look the way she does says that she’s not sewn into an anonymous niqab and getting pumped with anti-Western nonsense while waiting for her female circumcision.  That’s pretty cool considering what’s gone down both inside and out of the Middle East.     

Do I think she’s the second coming of moderate Islam?  No.  That’s an awful tall bill of goods to throw onto one twenty-something beauty pageant winner.  But the fact that she won Miss USA looking like a Western girl is a signal to the rest of Islam that there is at least the possibility of a different path that a Muslim can take in life.  A follower of the faith doesn’t have to hew to 7th century Wahhabist revivalism or Shiite Hidden Imam weirdo extremism. 

So the lefty thumbsuckers in the Miss USA pageant might have wanted to put up a little multi-culti kool kid gesture by giving Fakih the crown.  In reality, they actually helped out the cause of moderate Islam.  Good job Donald Trump.  You inadvertently did something awesome for once.   

By the way, the one and only Sissy Willis has an interesting take on Miss USA 2010.  Check it out.

Also:  Big Hollywood and the great Greg Gutfeld have a cool little dittie about the Miss USA pageant.

SE Cupp had the best line: “And she’s causing earthquakes!”

Yeah, in my pants.

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY-OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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Most appropriate Picture of the Obamster Presidency

Posted by KingShamus on May 22, 2010

I guess it might be time for the White House to call the Verminators.

But that would probably end with Axelrod and Emanuel in a T-Rex rat trap, so…

Big ups to The Oval.

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Everybody Draw Mohammed Day-The Official Post

Posted by KingShamus on May 20, 2010

Hey everybody!  Let’s have some fun!

The one and only Snarky Basterd submitted this gem a while ago and it’s still a nice version of the Prophet.  Peace and a clown nose be upon him.

More to come.

UPDATE:  Here’s my contribution.  Hey, it’s a movie!

Update II:  Innominatus has a nice little giffy gee-gaw as well.  Hold your fatwas. 

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Employment Choices

Posted by KingShamus on May 19, 2010

Is this real?

I’m pretty sure the guy who used to play Jim Rhodes wishes it wasn’t.

Thanks to my homie Robert for the tip.

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How The Flighty have Fallen

Posted by KingShamus on May 17, 2010

The funny thing about politics is how quickly a hack’s fortunes can change. One minute, they’re getting blown by the LameStream Media brainiacs for their ingenius pants-creases. Next thing you know, candidates from your own party can’t run away fast enough from your lousy statist domestic policy ‘accomplishments’.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that-regarding Obama’s electoral power-the polish has rubbed off the turd.

[Mark] Critz has vowed to tap Murtha’s legendary network to keep federal dollars flowing to the district while distancing himself from virtually every major issue on the national Democratic agenda. An opponent of abortion rights and gun control, he has said he would have voted against the healthcare reform and climate change bills. Murtha backed both pieces of legislation.

In a recent debate, Critz said he would be “an independent voice” in Congress, disputing Burns’s claims that he would be another vote for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) liberal agenda.

“Nobody tells me what to do,” Critz said. “I do what I think is right.”

While Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden have raised money for Critz, the ex-Murtha staffer has not publicly sought an endorsement or a visit from Obama to the district, which swung to GOP nominee Sen. John McCain in 2008 after supporting Sen. John Kerry (D) for the presidency in 2004 and Vice President Al Gore in 2000.

Mark Critz: Hey Barry, I know you’re the President and all but really now…stay the hell away from me and my campaign.

Face it. If Barry O’Bammmy ain’t on the ticket, he’s a boat anchor around Dmocrats’ neck. The fact that a guy representing John ‘His Porkship” Murtha’s district is running away from psychotic government spending programs tell you just what an election year loser Barack Obama really is.

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Just an average gal

Posted by KingShamus on May 16, 2010

I stole this from Flopping Aces.  Thanks, Wordsmith.

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Roman Polanski loves to make da sexxxy time

Posted by KingShamus on May 15, 2010

…with underage chicks.

Seven years after he fled the USA instead of going to prison for his rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old girl, Roman Polanski “forced himself” on a British actress days after her 16th birthday, Agence France Presse reported.

Charlotte Lewis, 42, said it happened in Paris.

Via Agence France Presse, Charlotte Lewis: “I am also a victim of Roman Polanski. He sexually abused me in the worst possible way when I was just 16 years old.”

Hey everybody, let’s play a game.  It’s called “How Many Women Will Soon Be Coming Forth To Confirm That Roman Polanski is A Serial Pedophile?”

Roman Polanski: Favorite of Hollywood, Scourge of Day-Care Centers.

Update: John Nolte over at the great BigHollywood has a strong update on Charlotte Lewis’ story.  Check it out.

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Chris Christie-Gangsta Gov’nah

Posted by KingShamus on May 14, 2010

Welcome to New Jersey. Now take your candy-ass questions and get out.

Trust me, there’s some creamy conservative goodness in that linkage. Click it.

CLICK IT.

Update:  Okay, you can just watch the embed.

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Comedy Central’s Tight Leash

Posted by KingShamus on May 14, 2010

First, South Park gets the censor treatment.  Now, even one of the Daily Show’s fake-o-la correspondents gets his chain yanked hard by the Viacom dhimmis in training. 

“The Daily Show” isn’t known for shying away from controversy – unless the topic is Islam.

Aasif Mandvi, the Comedy Central show’s Islamic correspondent, has been told not to comment on Muslim extremist threats following the failed Times Square terror attack earlier this month, Fox411.com reports.

Mandvi addressed the issue after a Muslim Web site sent “South Park,” another Comedy Central show, a warning after it depicted the Prophet Muhammed in a bear suit.

A self-described liberal Muslim, Mandvi said on the “Daily Show” that he would be upset to see the prophet depicted in a cartoon, but not as upset as he was to find out someone of his faith was threatening people who did so.

Mandvi’s spokesperson told the Fox Web site that after the failed Times Square bombing earlier this month, he was told to reserve any more comments on the subject.

Man, that is sweet.

There is nothing I like better than a network devoted to comedy that blacks out an entire religious faith from mockery and satire. 

I mean, what doesn’t scream High-Fucking-Larious than when a comic studiously avoids a major source of comedy?     

You wanna know the definition of cutting edge? It’s a dude being told by a corporate attorney to refrain from cracking on a sensitive subject.

Congratulations Aasif Mandvi and Comedy Central.  You’re officially as edgy as a bowling ball-and just as sharp too.

Oh and don’t let me forget Jon Stewart.  You love having the swells pat you on the balls for playing it rough with American conservatives.  The big-wigs sure think you’re a hero.  Well, huzzah and bully for you.  Funny how a brave dude like you can tell a reporter like Bernie Goldberg to go fuck himself.  Wow, that’s pretty strong medicine.  It’s not like the Right is going to do anything worse than give you a tongue-lashing, but hey keep telling yourself you’re a courageous man speaking truth to power.

But when Muslim radicals come knocking on your door and start making threats…real threats against you…what’s your response?  To crawl into a ball and insist that the comics on your show won’t make fun of the poor oppressed terror-enablers anymore. 

Fuck you, Jon Stewart.  Fuck you sideways with a herpes-infected rubber, you dickless piece of shit.  You can keep doing that stupid clown-nose on/clown-nose off routine and you can keep fooling your trained seal audience that you’re a tough guy.  Everybody with a brain can now see that you’re a scared little pussy.

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Mullah Omar: Snagging a big fish

Posted by KingShamus on May 13, 2010

Well, that’s pretty farging awesome right there.

But now what?  Ollie North has some uncomfortable answers. 

Last month, while I was still in Afghanistan, rumors were circulating that the ISI had detained Mullah Omar in Karachi on March 27, and placed him under house arrest in what they call “community care.” American operatives say he has since been transferred to a secret ISI lock-up under the Pakistani euphemism: “institutional care.” According to several reports, all of this information was confirmed to U.S. officials by a senior Pakistani military officer “several weeks ago.”

“Why would the ISI take down ‘one of their own?’” I asked. The answer came in a mixed metaphor but the meaning was clear: “The ISI intends to be in the driver’s seat when the ‘Peace Talks’ get underway in Afghanistan later this month. And the ISI officers calling the shots know Mullah Omar is the best bargaining chip they have.”

None of this bodes well for the “Consultative Peace Jirga,” on which Mr. Obama has now placed his imprimatur. Some of those watching preparations for the “peace talks” predict a call for an immediate, Vietnam-style, “cease fire” as a pre-condition for the conference – and a demand to grant Mullah Omar – Osama bin-Laden’s closest ally – safe haven in Saudi Arabia. If the O-Team agrees to any of this, it will be akin to putting perfume on a skunk.

A few things.

If Mullah Omar is the best chip the ISI can have, that sorta assumes that Osama bin Laden is not available for Pakistan to use in the upcoming negotiations.  Don’t get it twisted; Mullah Omar is a very nice catch.  It would be better if the US had him of course, but then half a loaf of bread is still better than none at all. However, from an American perspective nabbing Mullah Omar is not nearly as exciting as pinching bin Laden.  The fact that the ISI is ‘only’ presenting us with the one-eyed dickbag means they do not as yet have the leader of al-Qaeda.

As for North’s larger point, I dunno.  I haven’t gotten the sense that the Left has been really itching for a big time withdrawal from Afghan conflict.  Oh I know a bunch of  liberals will wring their hands from time to time and concern-troll Obambi for not making peace.  At the same time, it seems like the anti-war liberals have been oddly quiet since, oh…January20th 2009.  It’s as if some event took place on that day that suddenly muted much of the 2001-2008 anti-war statements that were so common on the Left. Hmmmm.  Oh well.  Must be just a kooky coincidence.

In any case, if President Barry isn’t facing a stiff resistance to the war from any quarter of the American body politic, why would he feel the need to agree to a cease-fire?  Are we losing that badly that we want to stop fighting?  I mean, logically, you only want a cease-fire if you’re getting creamed.  So, from a military perspective, it seems like the Taliban are the ones crying uncle, which means they’re the losers.  If we’re winning it makes no sense to stop now and give the Taliban any chance to catch their breath.

Now if we’re not losing the war, the only reason to agree to a cease-fire is that Obama has lost the stomach for the fight.  Uggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh.  Snatching foreign affairs defeat from the jaws of military victory?  Yeah, that sounds like the Barack Hussein Obama we’ve all grown to love.

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Blogger Missing, Presumed Really Lame

Posted by KingShamus on May 12, 2010

Sorry I’ve been an absentee blogger.

Big work projects and stuff to do at home have confounded me.   I apologize. 

I’ll do better tomorrow.

Coming up in the next few days:  I do the Triple Down challenge and most likely crap my pants.  I’ll review some new beers I’ve run across.  Oh yeah, and I’ll probably be talkin’ greasey about  politics too. 

ALSO:  My blogerrific friend Baldilocks is not only cool as penguin shit, she’s now a published author.  Mega props go out to her.

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Elena Kagan: Who?

Posted by KingShamus on May 10, 2010

Paul Mirengoff over at Powerline has some notes on Obama’s nominee for the soon to be vacant Supreme Court seat.

She has no judging experience.

She has little experience as a practicing lawyer.

She has approximately one year of experience as Solicitor General of the United States.

She has lots of experience in academia, but has published only a small amount of scholarly work, none of which seems particularly noteworthy.

As the dean of Harvard Law School, she was tolerant of conservative law professors, but not of the United States military.

Oooof.

But really…what were we expecting, Robert Bork?  You knew Obambi was gonna name a leftish nabob.  It was just a matter of which particular legal nitwit he was going to put up.

What is kinda sorta surprising is that-once again-the President has nominated an intellectual featherweight to the highest court in the land.  The DC  buzz has been that sooner rather than later Obama will get one of his ideological buddies like Cass Sunstein on the SC.  Instead, we get…Elena Kagan.  Whatever.

I’ve heard people describe Kagan as Zero’s Harriet Miers.  I tend to think that’s pretty accurate.  Both were/are apple-polishers for their administrations.  Both were/are light in the intellectual loafers. 

What is more interesting here is how and why the left and right reacted and will react to each of their ‘Harriet Miers’.  As Monica Crowley has noted, conservatives were loudly furious with Bush for nominating a non-ideological employee to the Supreme Court.  The liberals have been Kool & The Gang with Obama putting up Kagan for the high court so far, and they’ll probably stay quiet for the rest of the confirmation process. 

For what reasons does the Left tolerate the uber-lame Kagan?  Why did the Right despise Miers?  I think it has a lot to do with how American politics in the modern age is created.  The Supreme Court became a policy-making branch of government in the 20th century and it remains so to this day.  That places massive pressure on the Right to get the most conservative Supreme Court nominees they possibly can get put on the bench.

That type of stress doesn’t exist on the legal left.  In fact, the margin of error for the liberals is far wider than for the conservatives.  For example, even if Kagan sees no constitutional right to gay marriage, she’ll probably dismiss original intent arguments on nearly every other issue.  Contrast this with a guy like Harry Blackmun.  Nixon nominated this supposedly rock-ribbed conservative.  Blackmun proceeded to give us Roe v Wade, the ultimate fake-o-la Constitutional hocus-pocus bullshit.

So unless a judge is firmly rooted in original intent ideals, a judge can flit around the universe and wind up inventing Constitutional law out of thin air.  Liberals can then lose presidential elections and still luck into getting Republicans to nominate judges who will push the law in left-wing directions.  Conservatives simply do not have that type of luxury.  Their judicial nominations have to be bullet-proof.

When Bush tossed up his BFF Harriet Miers and asked his center-right base to trust him, conservatives were outraged.  The big reason for their anger was because they were well aware of the track record of GOP presidents nominating judges who supposedly had their hearts in the right place vis-a-vis the Constitution. 

Contrast that with the progressives.  They know that Elena Kagan is going to give them what they want on almost every issue.  She’ll likely rule that ObamaCare is perfectly constitutional.  She’ll probably be totally cool with McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws.  Abortion rights?  Extend ‘em for sure.  Kagan might not have a coherent worldview from which to shape her opinions, but that doesn’t matter.  Her soft-focus lefty ideology will be more than good enough for liberals.

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