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The 2008 GOP Field Need Not Apply in 2012

Posted by KingShamus on December 31, 2010

My blog-homie Annoy The Left returns from hiatus with a warning:

Dear Republican Party,

If you nominate Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney in 2012 I will officially disown you. I will disregard all warnings against supporting a third party. I will throw all the weight I have behind the most conservative, probably Libertarian, candidate that I can find and I’ll drag as many voters with me as I can muster. I can assure you that I won’t be the only one to do this.

Nailed it.

In fact, none of the GOP candidates who ran in 2008 need to even bother.  They all suck. 

Fred Thompson:  Right on the issues, wrong on nap-time.

Ron Paul:  Has intelligent ideas about fiscal policy, but can the GOP expect to win with a dude over three quarters of a century old against the relatively youthful Obama?

Duncan Hunter:  Cool dude.  Not bad on any big domestic or foreign issue.  The trouble is that the guy has absolutely no pizzazz.  That a smart, reasonable and competent man like Hunter is too boring to get elected says something pretty bad about the American electorate, but that’s the reality of the situation.

Rudy Giuliani:  Oh Lord.  Pro-abortion, anti-Second Amendment and during the campaign he couldn’t get out of his own way.  The ‘Wait till Florida to compete’ primary strategy will go down as one of the spectacularly bone-headed political moves in the history of politics.

 John McCain:  The GOP base can barely stand the guy being a Senator in Arizona.  The Republican rank-n-file sat on their hands when he ran the ‘Let’s Be Nice To Barack’ campaign in 2008.  They’ll do the same in 2012.  Oh yeah, he was BFF’s with John the Baptist and had a doe-eyed crush on Catherine The Great when they both had 5th period chemistry in high school.

Mitt Romney:  ObamaCare is basically RomneyCare writ large.  America shouldn’t have to choose between a Republican liberal and Donkey-Puncher liberal.  Also, Romney is a bloodless technocrat who has a very iffy relationship to the pro-life cause.  He’d be the perfect CEO of an advertising firm in 1960.

Mike Huckabee:  He’s a clever fellow who’s quick with a joke.  He’s also the second coming of compassionate conservatism.  Go to the back of the short bus, sit down and shut the hell up.

So I’ll go one better than Annoy The Left.  If the GOP nominates any of those 2008 clowns, I’m tapping the fuck out on the Republican Party.  Not only that, I’ll use this rinky-dink blog to convince anybody and everybody I can to vote for an independent in 2012.

I really don’t want Barack Obama to be president anymore.  He makes Jimmy Carter seem like a genius.  Unfortunately we have to wait till 2012 to unelect the Teleprompter-Reader In Chief.  None of last election’s GOP candidates have a Detroit Lions’ prayer of beating the President.  That means I refuse to be part of any dumb-shit quixotic campaign that’s doomed to fail.  Just because the homeboy running against Obamster happens to have an ‘R’ behind his name doesn’t mean I have to jump on board a ship with more holes in it than the golf course at Pebble Beach.

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Obama’s Birth Certificate-Not the most important withheld document

Posted by KingShamus on December 30, 2010

Birthers-I loves ya, but it’s time to widen your scope a teensy-weensy bit.

To date the following [documents] are all undisclosed:

1) 1961 long-form, original, signed birth certificate. 

2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) — not found, not released
3) Obama’s  baptism records — sealed
4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
5)  Records of Obama’s and his mother’s repatriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii) — not released
8 ) Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released.
10) Columbia College records — not released
11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
12) Harvard Law School records — not released
13) Obama’s law  client list — sealed
14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
16)  Obama’s medical records — not released
17) Obama’s passport records — not released

In my opinion — as a civics-minded citizen — Obama’s as yet unreleased original long-form birth certificate from the state of Hawaii is merely the tip of a mysterious iceberg when it comes to the 44th president of the United States.

In the original article…which you should read…Kyle-Anne Shiver also questions the timing of Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii’s incoming governor, bringing the birth certificate issue up now.  To me, the politics of this are a little goofy, but they’re not what interests me the most here.  To be honest, the issue about whether St. Barry is actually American is settled in my mind.  Unfortunately the most socialist president in history, with the worldview most alien to the majority of Americans, is also a US citizen.

But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have something rather large to hide.

Why else would he have kept his long form birth certificate away from public view?  If it was no big deal, why go through all the trouble?  Why create a scandal if there is nothing to cover up in the first place?  Ace is right; there’s something in Obama’s birth certificate that’s pretty yucky.  What that is…well…who knows?  While his birth certificate doesn’t prove that Obama is a foreigner, there almost surely is something fairly juicy buried in that document.

Having said all that, his birth certificate is pretty much the last thing I care about.  You know what I would like to see?  All the rest of the shit that President Obama is hiding.

If only there were people who worked for current events collating companies that did investigations about politicians to find out stuff about the folks running for public office.  [sarc/]

Shiver complains about how easy the lamestream media went on Barack Obama compared to the TSA-style full body cavity search the press did on Sarah Palin.  She’s right to be angry at the government-media complex.  The problem is that the MSM is even more crazy than she makes them out to be.  In October of 2008 we learned more about the background of Joe the Plumber than we ever did about St. Pantscrease O’ Bamsalot.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher was a private citizen who wasn’t running for any public office.  Barack Obama was the junior Senator from Illinois with a paper-thin resume who was trying to make the President of the United States into an entry-level position.  When Wurzelbacher dared to ask Candidate Bamster a question about his economic ideas, the political hacks that masquerade as reporters promptly dug through Joe the Plumber’s personal life trying to find dirt to smear him.  Meanwhile, the MSM promptly sat on their hands when it came to actually investigating the guy they all wanted to be president. 

Amazing.

Barack Obama has done more to hide his past than any other politician in recent memory.  Regardless of what’s actually in all those documents and records, there is a massive story to be written about Obama’s refusal to release these things to public.  Instead of doing that, the mainstream media simply can’t be bothered to spill a drop of ink on what should be the biggest presidential cover-up since Watergate.

Politicians are going to exaggerate, obfuscate and generally try to hide a lot of stuff about their personal history.  It’s the nature of the partisan animal.  While I don’t like that Obama has taken this natural tendency for secrecy to unprecedented levels, it’s not completely unexpected.  What should cause a massive public outrage is the fact that when push came to shove, the MSM chose to act as opposition researchers for the Obama Administration rather than do the jobs they claim they get paid to do. 

The sanctimonious ass-clowns in the media love to lecture everyone about how the press acts as a guardian of democracy.  Look at how the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC News and all the rest of MSM puff up their chests when the discussion turns to their investigative prowess.  They proudly ruffle their plumage when they talk about how they broke stories like the Iran-Contra affair. 

Funny thing is, while the press basks in the faded long gone glory of their old triumphs, Barack Obama is allowed to get away with hiding stuff no other president even dared to dream.  Again, his birth certificate is of little import in the grand scheme of things.  What is scary is how the liberal press and a Democratic administration have colluded in keeping the voters in the dark about the personal background of this nation’s elected leader.

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About this whole blogging thing…

Posted by KingShamus on December 28, 2010

…Mr. Dustbury has some interesting observations.

Still, in a decade and a half of slogging away at the keyboard — and the same keyboard at that, I’ll have you know — I personally have gone from having no influence whatsoever to having extremely little influence. To me, that’s a major upgrade.

And that may be the whole point. Few of us are big-time operators, and that’s not likely to change; but we’re right on the edge of the Era of Decentralization. Why else would the Bolshevik 2.0 crowd in Washington — which isn’t just government, by the way — be working so hard to build up their forces? Because they know they can be replaced. In such an environment as this, even the least of us matters more than he thinks.

You know what would be really rad?  If I got paid in the six figure range for doing this bloggerino.  That ain’t happening, unless Richard Mellon Scaife has 300,000 grand a year burning a hole in his pocket.  (E-MAIL ME, RICH.)

You know what I have to settle with?  A small role in the right-wing blogosphere.  No, it’s not particularly lucrative, but it’s pretty awesome to talk greasy about politics with my internet homies.  

But there’s more to it than just good conversation.

Listen to NoOneOfAnyImport’s take.

The first reason is also the impetus for starting my own blog:  to defend myself and my peers.  I do not relish the debate.  I actually hate conflict of any sort.  I’m a compromiser, a harmonizer, a get-along-gal by nature.  Yet, after countless articles and news segments insulted us Tea Party protesters, I had to stand up and give a voice to the unrecognized, unimportant Every Man within ”the rabble.”  Not to convince, but for the peace of mind that comes with saying your piece.

Very few liberals actually come to this site so consequently I don’t debate very often here.  I can’t pinpoint exactly why lefties don’t show up to conservative blogs–or vice-versa.  When progressives do come here, I don’t have a problem with them making their points.  I disagree and I make my little counter-statements, but a dialogue between me and a leftist doesn’t happen all that often.  Again, I dunno why.  It’s just the nature of the game.

However, there is a bigger point of this blog.  Discussing issues with conservatives and libertarians is infinitely more interesting than debating members of the Left.  It’s also more productive.  If I make an argument amongst right-of-center types, the immediate response isn’t “YOU’RE A FUCKING RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBE BIGOT SCUM-FUCK WHO MOLESTS PUPPIES AND HATES OLD PEOPLE AND THE POOR!!!!!!1111111111111!!!!!!”  That’s a very hostile mental environment to begin a conversation.  Ergo, I’d rather not have to fight through the sundry nonsensical ramblings inherent in most liberals’ minds just to get to the point where some lefty thumbsucker can begrudgingly say, “Yeah, I guess I kinda see your point sorta, but whatever.”  There’s just too much cost and not enough pay-off in that equation.

So to hell with that shit.

The other point of blogging–besides making fun of short bus politicians and pop culture dickbags–is the preference cascade phenomenon.  Being conservative shouldn’t be some goofy political choice.  It should be a perfectly reasonable ideological decision.  Blogging is one way to make conservatism normal…because it is normal.  We make up a plurality of the American electorate, but if you listen to a college English professor, a Hollywood Leerjet liberal, our brain dead President or any other member of the ‘smart’ set, you’d think being right-of-center is as abnormal as being a tranny hooker with a raging case of shingles who lives in Antarctica with his life partner Gary Busey.

This blog is a tiny little reminder that being conservative is not strange.  Reckanize, liberals.  We outnumber you.  You’re the weird ones.  The only thing you have on us is a dying mainstream media empire, a quickly fracturing entertainment business and a bunch of tenured radical college marxoids that work in a field more clusterfucked than the 2008 housing market.  Your intellectual infrastructure is disintegrating and we’re rolling deep with the pitch-forks.  Better button up those chin straps and tuck in your raisonette nads.  It’s not going to end well for you progtards when we finally take back this country.

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Music Monday 90′s AlternoMetal-”Forget The Minions” by KARP

Posted by KingShamus on December 27, 2010

I had completely forgotten about this band till one of my homies jammed out to it the other day.  KARP was one of those Seattle groups that you heard about after you wore out your Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Melvins discs.  While I was never a massive fan, I definitely dug the crunchiness.  So yeah, this is pretty amped the hell up.

To me, some of the best heavy music happens when bands take their Black Sabbath influences, filter them through a Black Flag sensibility and see what glorious noise happens.  To cite just a few examples…Metallica, Slayer, and Josh Homme (of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age) have made long-running lucrative careers based on their interpretations of punk/metal hybridization.  While KARP didn’t become wildly successful, they certainly made a bad-ass racket for a little while.

If you liked “Forget The Minions”, check out “Connect 5” as well. 

Rock out, ya’all.

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Merry Christmas from Blog de KingShamus

Posted by KingShamus on December 25, 2010

But first, some interesting news from Maury Povitch:

Joseph is taking the paternity test results pretty well.  Check it out.

Seriously, Merry Christmas to all the readers of Blog de KingShamus.  You all make this place hum along.  I am truly inspired and blessed by the people who follow the link to the blog with the dorky name and rock out here from time to time.  Thanks, folks.  You rule. 

(Yeah, I recycled last year’s post.  It was so good I had to play it again.)

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Christmas Eve 2010

Posted by KingShamus on December 24, 2010

What’s more festive than horrifying Christmas sweaters?

See, even the boys in Queens of the Stone Age have gotten into the act.

Hey, it’s Christmas Eve ya’all!  Rock out, BDKS homies!

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Unintended Consequences of the Good Kind

Posted by KingShamus on December 23, 2010

Thanks again, Wikileaks!

Wired magazine’s contributing editor Noah Shachtman — a nonresident fellow at the liberal Brookings Institution — researched the 400,000 WikiLeaked documents released in October. Here’s what he found:

“By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction (emphasis added). … Chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam’s toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict — and may have brewed up their own deadly agents.”

In 2008, our military shipped out of Iraq — on 37 flights in 3,500 barrels — what even The Associated Press called “the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program”: 550 metric tons of the supposedly nonexistent yellowcake. The New York Sun editorialized:

“The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. … To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam … would have been too big a risk.”

One of the common canards of the pro-surrender Left when talking about pre-war Iraq is that the sanctions program we had in place against Saddam Hussein had him contained. Of course, they’re correct. I mean, who doesn’t have five hundred fifty metric tons of yellowcake uranium laying around their Oil for Palaces-funded bunker?

Liberals stamped their feet for years over the supposed non-existence of Saddam’s WMDs. Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been based around the idea that since we got erroneous and/or politically-motivated intel in Iraq, we must wring our hands and beg forgiveness for being mean and big and smelly and doo-doo heads and not nice.

But what if Bush was right? What if there were WMD’s? What if these weapons constituted a threat to American lives and interests? If that was the case, the last half decade of left-wing foreign policy prescriptions (or more accurately, bleats) would be wrong.

So muchas gracias, Julian Asshat. Thanks for bolstering the case for the Iraq War. For a rapist anti-American prick who’s a chromosome away from being one of the creepy Eurodouche extras in the Hostel movies, you’re pretty cool.

Hey conservatives, are we sure Wikileaks-Boy isn’t a double-agent for our side?

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Reason TV’s Nanny of The Year

Posted by KingShamus on December 22, 2010

Busy-bodies are so freakin’ rad!

Surprisingly, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has not yet won a lifetime achievement award.

I snagged this from CG Hill, who drops mad blogtastic science at Dustbury.  Keep rocking out, homie.

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Santa Meets Cops

Posted by KingShamus on December 22, 2010

Hilarity ensues.

Great find by Karen Howes of the rad Eastern Right blog.  She does great work over there.  Check it out.

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The latest from Innominatus

Posted by KingShamus on December 21, 2010

Don’t hate him because his name loosely translates as ‘No Labels’.  The man cannot stop…making me laugh.

[Robin Roberts] “Good Morning America!  We’re here in the White House kitchen with the First Lady and celebrity chef Curtis Stone.”

[MichelleO] “Oh, Curtis!  I’m such a fan!  Lemme give you a kiss!”

[Curtis] “Uh…” [tries to step back]

[MichelleO] “Too slow!  Gotcha!” [sloppy kiss on cheek] [Curtis steps off-camera and wipes face with moist towelette]

[Robin] “Anyway, we’re here to see what new things Curtis has come up with to feed our kids, so they don’t grow up to be fat wide-ass slobs.  Just as Nancy Reagan said ‘Say No to Drugs’ we’re here to say ‘Say No to Food that Tastes Decent.’ “

Hah.

Some good chuckles to be had in that there link.  Click on over now.

Bonus:  Check out the twist ending that you won’t see coming!

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The Current is now The Sentry Journal

Posted by KingShamus on December 21, 2010

John and Right Hand Man have evolved. 

No, not their politics, which remain firmly grounded in constitutional principles, freedom and liberty.  What I mean to say is their great blog has been given an upgrade.  What was once The Current is now The Sentry Journal.  Update your bookmarks, ya’all.

It just so happens I was perusing TSJ’s latest piece when I came across this nugget.

Dwell on this for a moment.  In 2009 our tax code was 67,204 pages, had 1,638 different tax forms, and requires an IRS estimated 37 hours for each person to prepare the basic short form.  I cannot begin to guess how much longer and complicated it is or will become due to Obamacare.  Why is our taxation process this difficult?  The reason is simple – to treat us according to our tax bracket group.

From the moment you pick up your tax form you are being identified by a group of people identified by your government.  You fall under a specific set of laws and codes that only your group falls under.  You didn’t write these laws, you weren’t asked about these codes.  Your government has done these things and in doing so has set you in a group measured by their income and therefore political pull. 

One of the many downfalls of this system is that circumstances change political fallout and therefore tax laws.  Whichever group has the most political potential tends to get the better deal.  Right now the middle class are the focus of our economic and political issues.  If you want to get elected you cannot raise taxes on them…so both sides promote tax breaks for the middle class.  When the middle class is doing well the polarity increases with the courting of either the rich or poor.  The rich get more write-offs or the poor get a larger return (which shouldn’t be called a return since they usually get more than was ever taken). 

In the end, we aren’t taxed equally, we are taxed based on what economic group is most like or disliked by the politicians.

Oooof.

My friends, the income tax is the fucking Devil.  There I said it.

The 16th amendment and it’s aftershocks have enabled much of the stupidity, wastefulness and destruction that progressives have wrought upon this country.  While it may have seemed appropriate or necessary back in the Taft Administration, experience has shown us just how nasty the income tax truly is.  Right Hand Man is right to say that the income tax makes Americans unequal in the eyes of the law.

Moreover, this inequality is entirely based on the political whims of the people we elect to serve us.  As RHM says, partisan circumstances often determine who gets to pay less taxes and who has to pay more.  In other words, we subject our income–our hard won property–to the fleeting desires of Barack Obama, Lindsey Graham, Nancy Pelosi and Bob Inglis.  We allow our dollars to become chips in a poker game we have very little control over.

The tax code and the money generated from it has, in effect, become politicized.  It’s a weapon that punishes the ‘bad’ parts of our society.  It’s a salve for sectors of America politicians feel is worthy of DC largesse.  The best part?  The criteria for your wallet getting a government beat-down or a federal back-rub is based on the political ideology and emotional state of the whackos we put into office.  Our servants, mind you.

Is this any way to run a limited constitutional republic where the people are sovereign?

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From the nation that gave us bratwurst…

Posted by KingShamus on December 21, 2010

…I give you the hot chick from “Troy” and “Inglorious Basterds”, Diane Kruger.

Rule 5, yo.  Rule. Freakin’. Five.

Also:  Check out Bob Belvedere’s tasteful yet still alluring tribute to Lucy Pinder.  Here’s a peak.

Click on over on that link, ya’all.

Moreover:  The Mind-Numbed Robot gives us the lovely and talented Brooke Burke.  Here’s a taste.

You’re welcome, BDKS readers.  Also, thanks to MNR and Bob Belvedere. You rule, guys.

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Withering Liberalism

Posted by KingShamus on December 21, 2010

Or…whither liberalism?
The political composition of U.S. adults held fairly steady in 2010 compared with 2009. Conservatives remained the largest group, followed by moderates and then liberals. At 35%, the percentage of moderates has declined to a new low, highlighting the increased political polarization that has occurred over the past decade.
 
…While the political pendulum in Washington can swing widely, Americans’ political ideology, like their party identification, tends to shift more gradually. Such a shift has been underway in recent years. While the changes are not large, they are unmistakable. Moderates are growing fewer in number while the percentages of conservatives and liberals have expanded. Conservatism has gained ground among Republicans and independents, while the growth in liberalism is strictly among Democrats.
 

Liberals will look at the Gallup poll and have an immediate response:  “What about 2008?  Liberalism won in that year.”

 Sure about all that, Nancy?  Obama ran as a sane, cool-headed moderate.  Conservatives warned that St. Barry was a flaming lefty, but most voters either couldn’t be bothered to dig too deeply into Obama’s troubling ideological pedigree or just didn’t think it was that big a deal considering the Bamster’s GOP opponent.  In 2008, Republican George Bush was presiding over a crumbling economy and two foreign wars, one of which was fairly unpopular.  John McCain ran a weak-willed feckless campaign that did much to alienate and demoralize his very necessary conservative base.  When he did do something right–like pick Sarah Palin for VP–the campaign promptly misused that most valuable asset when it couldn’t afford even the slightest mistake.  If the Democrats couldn’t win big in that electoral year, they were never going to score a major victory.

Again, how did the Donkey-Punchers get their wins in ’08 and ’06? (I throw 2006 in because it set the table for the unified Democrat government of the last two years.)  They ran guys such as Bob Casey, Jon Tester and James Webb, men who could pull off a fake-o-la centrist political stance when needed.  Look at the Democrat campaign messages in those years.  ‘Open, honest, transparent government’.  “Stop cronyism’  ‘Most ethical congress ever.’  ’95% of Americans will see a tax cut.’  The self-description we got from the Democrats in 2006-2008 could be summed up as: “We’re in the middle of the road and we’re not Bush. Pretty please vote for us and we’ll be your BFF’s.” 

By the fall of 2008, Dubya was seen as ideologically brittle and only slightly more popular than raw sewage, shin splints and homelessness.  Running in the middle while opposing Bush was smart strategy for the Democrats.  However, while it may have been the politically intelligent move, it was not–and is not–what anybody would consider openly left-wing.   

Liberalism did not win in 2006.  It did not win in 2008.  Instead, it cloaked itself in moderation, a reasonable tone and…in the case of Barack Obama… a pretty princess visage.  While the Left bided it’s time, George Bush, Denny Hastert and most of the elected GOPers busied themselves with soiling the party’s small government brand.  

Once the Left ascended in 2008, with it’s big congressional majorities and an ideologically copacetic presidency, how did it govern?  Like progressive statists, of course.  Now, if liberalism were truly on the rise, why did America’s left-of center party get creamed in the off-year elections of 2009 and subsequently pummelled in the 2010 midterms?

The Gallup poll gives us some very important lessons about American politics.  First, it shows just how aberrational the 2008 election was in relation to the ideology of the America electorate.  More importantly, the Gallup data indicates that US voters will be potentially quite receptive to conservative policy initiatives if these ideas are articulated and fought for with vigor.  

Cross-Posted at the great and powerful Baldilocks site.  Thank you very much, Juliette.  You rule.

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Dhimmitude, Surrender, Art Part 2

Posted by KingShamus on December 20, 2010

Meanwhile, as Western artists are busy beclowning themselves, Muslims have been busy getting their creative juices a-flowing.

A Muslim artist has sparked outrage with his depiction of the ripped-apart bus destroyed in the 7/7 terror attacks.

The artwork shows four angels flying above the bombed number 30 bus – the same number of Al Qaeda terrorists who took part in the atrocity which left 52 commuters dead and maimed hundreds more on London’s transport network.

Also seen are scores of ghostly souls shooting from the bus, which was travelling through Tavistock Square when it was devastated by suicide bomber Hasib Hussain.

Check out the huge magnum opus on this Islamic militant!  (Warning-You might…might…be offended)

More charming than a Robert Mapplethorpe photo shoot.

Girl on the Right is understandably upset over this.

In the West, we draw the occasional cartoon depicting Mohammed as a terrorist, and the Muzzies go mental, with riots, fires, and threats to the life of the artist.

Perhaps this is our opportunity to show them how un-cool that kind of behavior is? Let’s start attacking embassies, throwing molotov cocktails at passersby, and generally causing a ruckus. Then when the little fuckers start moaning about their “free expression”, we can start slapping them across the face with uncooked bacon.

There’s just one issue here.  Western elites, being the soft-hearted multiculturalists that they are, will never go for this.  More specifically, they will never let non-Muslims (or non-socialists for that matter) get away with the sort of public temper tantrums that riled-up members of the Religion of Pieces engage in on a regular basis.  For liberal thumbsuckers, Islamic Rage Boy is a symbol of the justifiable anger of the Muslim world over Western oppression, Israeli racism, American imperialism, wah wah wah boo fucking hoo. 

Hell, some numb-nut British reporter already did a puff piece on the unfortunate idiot.  Truly, the healing has begun.  You can stop hating, stupid right-wing bigots.  Islamic Rage Boy is just a poor misunderstood sentimental fool that wants to convert a non-Muslim girl to Islam.  And he thinks 9/11 was an inside job.  And he’s shot at the procession of an Indian politician who visited his native Kashmir.  So yeah, he’s just like us.       

In contrast, a ‘Christian Anger Dude’ or a ‘Western Frustration Homie’ to answer Islam’s bile would be so…gauche.  The tut-tutting from the swells would be deafening.  President Obama would ring his hands and call for a falafel summit in the backyard of White House.  Mike Bloomberg would personally fund the building of a Wahhabist mega-mosque directly on the WTC crater.  Whoopi Goldberg would say it was ‘racism-racism’.   

People often note that a liberal is person who won’t take their own side in an argument.  Nowhere is this more true than in how the West has dealt with Islam since 9/11.  If militant Islam wins…if shari’a gets implemented in the West, if terrorists cow non-Muslims into hiding…if the scum-fucks who constantly and furiously jack off to images like the one portrayed by Mark Sinckler carry the day, the first people to get beheaded by Ayman al-Zawahiri will be the Left and all the various sexual and ethnic grievance groups that are incorporated into that ideology. 

Want to see real oppression of black people?  Take a plane ride to Darfur.  In the mood for actual homophobia?  Try the public hangings of gays in Iran.  Fancy some genuine misogyny?  Check out how the Saudi Arabian moral police flog the shit out of some chick for showing too much wrist flesh. 

The intellectuals within the various progressive movements know all this.  But they still give Islam a wide margin for error.  Hmmmm. 

So yeah, conservatives and other concerned Westerners can keep calling attention to the dangers of radical Islam.  That’s absolutely crucial.  Unfortunately, we must also realize some unpleasant truths about our fellow citizens.  The fact is that until liberals realize the extraordinary peril our culture faces, we will be fighting this battle with one hand tied behind our backs.

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Dhimmitude, Surrender, Art

Posted by KingShamus on December 20, 2010

Happy day, everyone-Batman gets pussified.

I knew it was only going to get worse at DC Comics: in his continuing efforts to form Batman Inc, Bruce Wayne recruits an Algerian Muslim living in France, in Clichy-Sous-Bois, where the Muslim riots grew out of in 2005, over the death of 2 delinquents who electrocuted themselves by stupidly entering a power station, and the blame was laid upon at least 2 policemen who weren’t even at fault and didn’t even know they were there. How about that, Bruce Wayne goes to France where he hires not a genuine French boy or girl with a real sense of justice, but rather, an “oppressed” minority who adheres to the Religion of Peace. And this is a guy whose very parents were murdered at the hands of a common street thug!

And reading this review, it may be just the beginning of the problems:

Bruce reveals that he’s aware of some bizarre assassinations taking place in Paris, and he wants to help. Still dubious, the cop shows Bruce a letter giving clues to the next murder, and Bruce deducts that a Muslim diplomat was the target of the assassin.

Really? Not a cartoonist like Kurt Westergaard or Lars Vilks?

Hah.

Here we see the old ‘Politically Expedient Plot Device’, pioneered by “Law & Order”.  Watch any episode of any of the L&O shows and you’ll find something so incongruous, you can only chalk it up to the knee-jerk liberalism of the writers.  Think about a typical storyline in L&O.  A Manhattanite KKK leader gets murdered.  There are three suspects.  After the inevitable non-twist plot twist (District Attorney Whatever The Fuck His Name Is: “So the DNA evidence came back negative?”) that happens in the last 15 minutes of the episode, it turns out that the person who committed the crime isn’t the black dude who had the most to gain or the bitter hate-filled ex wife of the victim, but the rabid true believer eyed white supremacist who went rogue on his parent hate group’s president.

Law & Order does this sort of lefty fantasy bullshit so often–THERE’S RAAAAACISTS, SEXISTS AND HOMOPHOBES EVERYWHERE, OH MY!–as Ace of Spades has pointed out (sorry, can’t find the article).  The problem is that anybody who hasn’t graduated from Noam Chomsky University realizes just how improbable the plot is.  Go to New York City.  You’ll find some racial tension, sure.  But are there densely populated Ku Klux Klan chapters on every street corner?  Not even sorta.  You gotta wonder if the writers for L&O have actually been to NYC.

The same thing is going on here.  Batman goes to France.  Naturally, the Caped Crusader partners up with a Muslim and naturally a Muslim  diplomat is the target of an assassination plot.  Meanwhile, who are most often the targets for politically motivated murder in the real world?  Non-Muslims.  Who are the ones plotting death?  Muslims.

Listen to any nerdlington college-age hipster.  They’ll tell you that comics are in fact a form of art.  I’ll even agree with them.  The problem is that art should reflect an aspect of reality, not some thumb-sucking multiculturist’s hard-on for a kumbaya moment with Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

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Music Monday Christmas Hits – ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby

Posted by KingShamus on December 20, 2010

A truly timeless classic.

Enjoy your Bing.

Merry Christmas, BDKS readers!

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The Garden State Woes Just Keep On Coming

Posted by KingShamus on December 20, 2010

How woeful?  This much.

For years, New Jersey residents have been packing up and moving to warmer southern states. One of the state’s congressional seats may soon follow.

The U.S. Census Bureau will release state population figures Tuesday that experts predict could cost New Jersey one of its 13 seats in the House of Representatives, which could trigger one of the most contentious congressional redistricting battles in state history.

“If you judge by the overall level of political polarization and interparty hostility, you would certainly predict that,” said Rutgers University political science professor Ross K. Baker, who studies Congress.

While New Jersey’s population is expected to grow in the 2010 Census figures, population booms in southern and western states are expected to outpace that of the Garden State.

The House of Representatives’ membership is set at 435, so even though New Jersey is expected to grow in population, it could still lose a seat to a state that is growing faster.

Having one less seat means one less vote in the House, one less electoral vote in presidential elections, and one less person on committees that help shape legislation. If a member with a lot of political clout loses his seat, it could mean less influence for New Jersey, and the possibility that the state would receive less federal funding.

Jeeeebus, Derrrty Jersey sucks out loud sometimes.

I dunno.  It’s frustrating.

New Jersey has some of the highest property taxes in the nation.  According to at least one estimate, it has the worst climate for business in the US.  Shock of shocks, the Garden State is seeing sluggish growth because oodles of residents are leaving the state.

I know Christie is what the state needs.  I think he’s slowly but surely getting the place back on the right path.  But boy oh boy…if this losing a Congressional seat isn’t a sign that New Jersey has royally fucked the couch, nothing will wake us up.

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One more nickname for our President

Posted by KingShamus on December 19, 2010

ShitScraper-In-Chief

 

Nice find, Bunkerville.

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Bad News-The DREAM has died

Posted by KingShamus on December 18, 2010

Awwwwww.

The weeks of rallies, hunger strikes and sit-ins and the thousands of phone calls placed to Senate offices didn’t pay off for immigration activists.

The decade-old DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year and shutting the door on what perhaps was the last chance for pro-immigration reform legislation until at least the 2012 election.

Darn it.

I was so looking forward to oodles more illegals pouring through our seive-like immigration system.  Oh whatever shall we do? [sarc/]

The DREAM act is a basically amnesty by another moniker.  This amnesty deform monstrosity would just encourage more illegals to make a run for the border.  Only in the blinkered ideological universe of Harry Reid and Co. does an amnesty program make sense.  Back on planet Earth, amnesty and it’s unintended–but very real and very painful–consequences would mean still more downward pressure on US wages (amongst many other bad things).  The Democrats: contributed to an economic meltdown in the aughts and still shitting on American workers today.       

Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill, which would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children if they attend college or join the military for two years.

The 55-41 vote was mostly along party lines, though a handful of Democrats — perhaps fearful of their 2012 election outlook — also voted against the DREAM Act.

That’s absolutely critical.  A scared Democrat is a great kind of Democrat.  Even better than that is a Donkey-Puncher fearful of losing his job while also being from a red (or reddish) state.  Claire McCaskill,  Jon Tester, Ben Nelson, Kent Conrad and Sherrod Brown are all up for re-election in two years.  These five stealth statist, these ‘fake right, legislate left’ blowhards must be made to fear for their electoral lives.  It’s the only way we can make sure they vote even sorta right the next few years. 

Imagine if these clowns actually represented the voters of their states.  Getting real spending cuts would be a possibility.  Overriding President Barry’s veto could happen.  We’d have a definite shot at repealing ObamaCare. How the DREAM Act got cut down gives us a template for how to do a lot of things for the next two years.  If conservatives are vigilant, we can keep the Democrats on their toes.      

I snagged the Politico link from Memeorandum.

Update:  The rad Libertarian Republican points this out: 

Note – 3 Republicans sided with CAIR – Murkowski, Lugar, and Voinivich.

Yes, our good friends at CAIR were all for the DREAM Act.  They’re such great patriots too.  CAIR endorsing DREAM is as reassuring as having Ayman Al-Zawahiri organize an interfaith tour bus in Tel Aviv.

Also, you gotta love these three dorks voting for the DREAM Act.  We’ve got a spoiled brat, an unreliable softie and a needle-dick RINO all voting to open up the floodgates.  Great job.  I’d say Dick Lugar has more than earned his stupid ass a bruisng career-ending primary challenge in 2012.  To hell with him.

Update II:  The great Instapundit points out something Mickey Kaus said.

The Tea Parties did it [Killed the DREAM Act]. Not only had they threatened establishment Republicans with primary opposition, but they had actually beaten one … two … three of them. Nothing like fresh heads on pikes to, er, reinforce a persuasive (to my mind) policy argument. Score one for losing Delaware Tea Partier Christine O’Donnell, who knocked off establishment pick Rep. Mike Castle (who voted for DREAM) in the GOP primary. Even score one for Alaskan Joe Miller. He probably alienated Republican Lisa Murkowski by beating her in the primary, and ultimately she won reelection anyway as a write-in. But that’s just one lost Senate vote. By my count, Miller’s primary coup may have helped gain around ten votes by terrifying GOP incumbents who might otherwise have been tempted by the prospect of a feel-good, bipartisan, MSM-approved pro-DREAM stand.

Which is exactly why we have to primary any and every wobbly Republican.

By the way, Mickey Kaus is the only reason to ever read Newsweek.  Not Fareeeeeeeeeeeed Zakaria.  Not Howard Fineman.  Certainly not Jonathan Alter.  Eleanor Clift?  Please. 

What a useless rag of dickless DC conventional wisdom Newsweek is.

Sorry.  I just had to say it.

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Unburdening Government

Posted by KingShamus on December 17, 2010

Government is too damn big.

How many times have we said that to ourselves or to others?  Dozens?  Scores?  Hundreds?

For conservatives, the freedom-crushing size and liberty-lessening scope of the federal government is an ironclad fact, as true as water being wet or Lady Gaga being a first order publicity whore.  Liberals have a ready retort when right-wingers complain about the growth of the DC leviathan.  “What would you cut?”

Well, how’s about…damn near everything?

I think it’s time for all Americans to step-up to the plate and help take some pressure off the President, the Senators, the Congressmen, all the Czars and Agency Heads, and etc. I think that We The People have just plain been asking too much from our leaders and the strain is beginning to tell on them.

Here’s the problem. Our leaders in Washington just have too much on their plate and it’s all our fault for demanding so much from them.

…So here is what I think we should do. Let’s institute what I call Government Light. I think We The People need to dramatically reduce the work load on our poor public servants. I’ve got some ideas on how we could do that. Instead of al these zillions of things we’ve been asking government to do for us I have a much shorter lists of what we should be willing to settle for:

  1. Provide for the common defense. You know. A military to protect us from our enemies and to protect our borders from invasion.
  2. To create a body of objective laws to protect the God-given rights of all citizens.
  3. Develop a judicial system to capture those that break the laws and try them and to punish the guilty.
  4. Establish a stable monetary system.
  5. Develop and maintain a national infrastructure in order that commerce can freely occur between state and with other nations.

I think if our government only had to focus on these five things, the mental health of our public servants would improve dramatically and We The People could take care of the rest of our needs instead of burdening government for everything.

Jim from the always-interesting Conservatives On Fire has come up with a nice working framework.

There’s just one problem with it.  It’s not the drastic withdrawl of the central government from citizens’ lives.  It’s not the austerity measures that would result from these new directives.  In fact, none of those things are terrible in and of themselves.

No, the issue is that CoF’s plan assumes that liberals have created the mega-state in order to actually solve problems.  In fact, that’s only a very small part of the left’s reasoning vis-a-vis the ever-growing federal gubmint beast.  The major snag with Jim’s program is that it won’t allow hacks to rob from the taxpayers.

Ponder the omnibus spending bill that just took a dump in Harry Reid’s mattress.  The thing was designed to be massive and impenetrable.  The Senate Democrats tried to get it passed in December, after the Donkey-Punchers got their heads handed to them in the midterm elections.  It was also brought to the Senate during a time when the American voter is most inattentive.  The bill was loaded with pork in the hopes that Senators and those constituents who were paying attantion could be bought off.

Limited government is great.  But if you’re really looking to redistribute wealth and pad you’re own fiefdom, there’s nothing like the crazy unlimited variety of government to do the trick.

Further thoughts:   I realize that the latest omnibus spending toothache was smashed.  But over the years, this type of gargantuan budget bill–packed to the rafters with ridiculous earmarks, porktastic programs and barely concealed graft–has passed through Republican and Democrat congresses with relative ease.  Conservatives won a victory of sorts by killing Senator Reid’s fantasy budget, but it’s one win in a sea of defeats.

Let’s look at a random year…2003…and see what fiscal idiocy we can find.

$44,239,000 for projects in the state of Senate Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee member Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee member Tom Latham (R-Iowa), including: $33,000,000 for the National Animal Disease Center in Ames; $700,000 for the Midwest Poultry Consortium; $280,000 for the Iowa Vitality Center; $235,000 for dairy education; $210,000 for hoop barns; and $100,000 for the Trees Forever Program.

We can draw a few conclusions from this wee nugget of fail.  Maybe there was a need for a National Animal Disease Center in Iowa.  The Hawkeye State, like many parts of the Midwest, is deeply invested in agriculture.  Perhaps there such an institution had to be started by federal dollars. 

This begs the question:  What about the private sector?  Did nobody ever think to create a company to deal with animal diseases before Tom Harkin…one of the dimmer bulbs in a dimbulb-centric US Senate…came along?  Furthermore, what about state governments?  Had nobody without DC cash been able to study or treat ailments that afflict our four-legged friends before 2003?

Beyond the dubious need for the National Animal Disease Center comes another realization:  We’re still paying for it.  The NADC is part of the United States Department of Agriculture, thus federal dollars are used to hireand retain workers.  What about building maintenance or cafeteria staffing?  That’s on us as well.  Much like the Corporation For Public Broadcasting or Ben Affleck, the NADC is the government-friendly hole that keeps on sucking.

Bear in mind that this is just one relatively small portion of the 2003 federal budget turd sandwich.  Buried within that bill was an army of ridiculous spending.  Taken individually, these more or less tiny chunks of pork look like the cheesy punchline to a lame joke.  Put together, they amount to nothing less than the biggest heist in history, making the most lucrative bank robberies, Ponzi schemes or Soros currency shenanigans seem minute in comparison.

More depressing than that?  The 2003 appropriations bill represents just one year’s worth of porky goodness.  This spending is not an abberation.  It was, and pretty much still is, business as usual.

And that’s the problem.  People do not want to be bothered paging through a gazillion pages of legalese and congress-talk to separate the worthy wheat from the wasteful chaff. More, folks have heard so many stories about $50 hammers and $100 toilet seats that they’ve become numb to it.  Inertia and inattention have conspired to make the federal budget very hard to shrink.  The budget creation process was designed to keep people in the dark about just how much they’ve been getting robbed. 

The last omnibus bill was defeated, which is a good thing.  With any luck, it’s the start of a movement to reign in federal spending and–more importantly–scale back the influence Washington DC has in our daily lives.

Cross-Posted at Baldilocks.  As always, a warm thank you goes out to the great Juliette Akinyi Ochieng.

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