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Moamar Khadafi–Dead

Posted by KingShamus on October 22, 2011

Operation Soaring Donkey Punch has reached it’s bloody end.

Libyans rejoiced and the world breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday at news of the death of ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi, but details of his capture and killing remained in dispute.

His convoy was hit by NATO airstrikes but not destroyed. And he later was captured alive in his hometown of Sirte. However, numerous reports — often contradictory — continue to surface about how he was captured and how he ended up dead, apparently from a bullet.

A U.S. Predator drone was involved in the airstrike on Muammar Qaddafi’s convoy Thursday in the moments before his death, as he tried to escape Sirte, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

The official said the drone, along with a French fighter jet, fired on the “large convoy.” A French defense official earlier said about 80 vehicles were in the convoy — the official said the strike did not destroy the convoy but that fighters on the ground afterward intercepted the vehicle carrying Qaddafi. He was later killed, reportedly in the crossfire between Qaddafi supporters and opponents as he was being transferred.

Arab broadcasters showed graphic images of the balding, goateed Gadhafi – wounded, with a bloodied face and shirt — but alive, as he was pushed around by a crowd of revolutionaries. Later video showed fighters rolling Qaddafi’s lifeless body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist and a pool of blood under his head.

Much as I’d like to think this is an unalloyed good, the horrifying undignified death (Warning-It’s graphic gory video of a dead dictator) of Khadafi probably generates more questions than it answers.

First, Barack Obama brought us to this war against the Libyan psycho-regime.  What exactly did our President’s Maghreb adventurism get us?  The Coalition of the Swilling’s Tree Hugging Sister makes a disturbing point.

What I am appalled by is an American President who can tout “American Leadership” in a statement patting himself on the back for what was basically the assassination cream-on-top of a patently illegal operation to begin with. Leadership would have BEEN calling out to Iranians on rooftops desperate for encouragement.

Obama couldn’t lead himself to the men’s room.

So, is that what our proud military’s for? To flush out the easy-target dirtbag of choice, who can then (eventually) can be pulled out of a pipe by a random hodgepodge of “Freedom Fighters”, beaten to a pulp and summarily executed there on the shoulder of the highway, all the while we can claim no boots on the ground and no blood on lily white hands?

Read the rest.

Remember how President Nobel Laureate painstakingly worked to get Congressional approval for the Libyan War? How about all those trips to the United Nations to discuss why Khadafi had to be removed from power? Do recall how many agonizing months we delayed our military operations in North Africa just to make sure we had all of our legal and Constitutional ducks in a row?

Yeah, me neither.

But you gotta give it up to the Obama Administration–at least they’re not spiking the football.

“We came, we saw, he died.”

Hey American progressives, I give you your glorious avatar: A corpulent hack lawyer/former junior US Senator/former First Lady waddling her overfed frame into a fawning media appearance so she can giggle about killing the leader of another country.

Speaking of idiots, The Daily Kos is in full-on hopeful puppy dog mode.

The world will soon move on to other matters, forgetting Libya ever existed. But as trite an observation as it might be, getting rid of Gaddafi is likely to be the easy part in Libya’s hopeful transition to a better, more democratic future.

Amazing. This is the same guy who spent most of the Dubya years in high dudgeon over ‘illegal wars’ and the ‘imperial presidency’. How Kos–and the rest of the progressive movement–used to righteously thunder on and on and on about the alleged abuses of power from the evil American Warlord Premier Bush. Naturally, when Barack Obama refuses to get Congressional authorization to use force and then subsequently pushes through some half-assed quickie UN Security Council resolution against Khadafi, it’s all good in the hood.

Granted, Kos is a little concerned over how the post-Khadafi transition will look. He frets about the hard part still to come. But basically, summarizing his and the broader left-wing’s position on Libya is simple: “Mission Accomplished”. 

The dissonance between liberalism’s anti-war rhetoric during the Bush Administration and the left’s more recent fawning accolades for their Glorious Warrior President should put a massive dent in their neo-pacifist credibility for a generation.  No more can progressives claim the moral high ground.  By hitching their wagon to the newly butched-up Democrat Party, they have demolished the notion of a viable American anti-war movement.  It should now be clear that the Dubya era crying over Iraq was not done out of principle, but instead out of a vulgar partisan hate for Bush.     

But perhaps I’m being too harsh on our progressive colleagues. On second thought, lets let bygones be bygones and give the Left a warm welcome to the Paul Wolfowitz/Donald Rumsfeld/Darth Cheney Axis of Neoconservatism. You libs are a little late to the shin-dig, but whatevs. Be sure to give William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer a shout-out at the beer pong tournament.

(BTW–I’m not linking to Kos’ site.  You can find it for yourself.)

Swinging back over into the real world, there are going to be actual-factual consequences that America will have to deal with in the wake of Khadafi’s death.

Qaddafi was not America’s friend, but the vision of U.S. troops pulling Saddam Hussein from a spider hole in Iraq did persuade him that having America as an enemy was not smart. So he gave up his drive to develop nuclear weapons and coughed up useful intelligence on how that project had been organized. He stopped financing terrorism — as far as we’re aware. He did continue oppressing his own people. Both the Bush and the Obama administrations pretty much gave him a pass on that.

If the Great Arab Revolt — “Arab Spring” is a hopeful, not descriptive term — ends up only removing Qaddafi and, from neighboring Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, a despot who was, nonetheless, a reasonably pliant client of the U.S., and if Iran’s theocrats remain in power and manage to save the Assad dynasty in Syria while continuing to use Hezbollah to control Lebanon and sponsoring Hamas in Gaza, the lesson will be clear: It is more dangerous to be America’s ally than its enemy.

Such a lesson will carry long-term strategic consequences. If there are strategic planners in the current administration, now would be a good time for them to start worrying.

Egypt has been allowed to drift into a Muslim Brotherhood/military coalition government. Turkey has become more and more Islamist over the last decade. Now Libya will get the chance to replace their brutal dictator with…what, exactly? The chances of finding Jeffersonian democrats, Madisonian constitutionalists or even FDR-ite liberals amongst the Libyan freedom fighters are negligible.

Instead, it is very likely that Libya will be allowed to fall into the hands of al-Qaeda sympathizers and other hardline Sunni Muslim theocrats. That’s great if you’re a Islamist radical; not so great if you’re an Egyptian Copt, a Libyan Jew, an American anything…or pretty much anybody else.

But according to President Obama’s logic, America simply had to help throw out Khadafi, even though our short and long term interests would’ve been better served by keeping him around. Meanwhile, Bashar al-Assad still hasn’t taken a laser-guided thermobaric curbstomp. The Iranian mullahs, who somehow managed to keep power even after the 2009 Persian uprising should’ve shown America just how brittle the Tehran theocracy really is, have yet to be shown the business end of a J-Dam.

It would be a far better and much more stable world if our real enemies were punished for their actions.  But then again, is stability really what Obama is seeking to create in the world?  His actions in Libya suggest he has some other goal in mind. 

In any case, Moamar Khadafi has been put to death at the hands of the people he brutally oppressed for decades.  There is a certain ironic justice to the mad Colonel’s inglorious termination.  Even though there are many troubling ambiguities, his execution rids the world of a mass murderer and large-scale terrorist sponsor. He has the blood of countless people on his hands, both in Libya and across the globe. Pan Am Flight 103 was simply the most direct assault on US citizens that Khadafi ordered against America. 

The planet is a far better place with Khadafi roasting on a spit in Satan’s special nuclear fire dictator barbeque pit.  Regardless of America’s domestic political situation, the death of the crazy Colonel is still a day to be celebrated.  What happens next is a mystery, what happened this week should at least give some relief to the people who were impacted by Khadafi’s evil.

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The Enduring Genius of Occupy Wall Street, Part Trace

Posted by KingShamus on October 13, 2011

We’ve got magic in this third installment of OccupyWhereEverIWantBecauseIAmAMorallySuperiorLeftistAlsoDoNotCleanUpMyShitInZuccottiParkBecauseSanitationIsFascist.

First, Karen Howes over at the rad Eastern Right gives us OccupyWallStreet’s giggling ode to banging out barnyard critters.

Even better, listen to what Karen writes.

The real point was the message, one that resonates with children and leftists alike: “I can do what I want to, and you can’t stop me! I’ll fly away on my winged unicorn to Neverland, so neener-neener!”

The best part is that under the OWS mantra, you can not only fly away on your unicorn, you can then proceed to rail the thing and it’s all good in the hood.  As long as the magical horsey creature is a girl.  If it was a dude unicorn, that would be gay.

[sarc/]

Really, I don’t think they’re advocating for bestiality. 

I guess. 

Speaking of mantras, notice the unison repeated chants from the audience.  That’s interesting.  When progressives are in high dudgeon, they get off on calling conservatives stuff like ‘sheeple’ or ‘robots’.  Hey OccupyWallStreet, if you were looking for mindless automatons blankly repeating the words of an ideologue, try looking in a fucking mirror.

This next video comes from National Review Online, via the ever-awesome Ace of Spades.  This adorable doe-eyed demonstrator doesn’t want much out of America, except for the US taxpayer to pay his college tuition.   

Ace is right; if you want a picture of the future, imagine a spoiled mincing college sophomore nerdlington petulantly demanding your bank card PIN number–forever.

What is amazing is just how impervious this rocket surgeon is to counter argument.  In fact, homeboy gets annoyed when the questioner in the video points out just how absurd his demands actually are.  ‘Because…it’s what I want.”  Really, assbreath?  That’s your best comeback?  What’s next, a rousing defense of big government spending programs with the ‘I’m rubber, you’re glue’ gambit? 

Who the hell actually thinks that he’s entitled to free stuff just because he holds up a sign at a protest rally?  Better question: Why would anybody give this twerpy cockholster a no strings attached education?   Clearly dude isn’t smart enough to qualify for an academic scholarship.  Guy looks like a hamster could beat him off the dribble, so a free ride on the athletic tip probably isn’t in the cards.  

Worse, it’s hard to imagine what this brat would bring to a job.  Besides a vaguely snobbish countenance and the ability to make unattainable demands, there really isn’t any reason to bring a guy like this into a workplace.  After a week of goldbricking, he’d be whining for a pay raise and another week of vacation.  When he didn’t get it, he’d become a stereotypical morale-killing office cancer.  A potential employer watching this video clip would have to be nuts to hire a headcase like this.

We’re nearing the end of our trip down doucherocket lane,  but OWS isn’t done with us just yet.  Check out Snarky Basterd’s twitter run-in with the a particularly riled up Occupier.

MrHortoncycles sure is doing a nice impression of Robespierre.  No really fella, you nailed it.

It’s totally cool how when you stand up to these clowns–who insist that they represent 99% of America–they jump to summary executions.  I thought these OccupyWherever folks were supposed to about bringing a peaceful airing of grievances to the table, not threatening political opponents with a Stalinist purge.

Some of that is cheesedick internet tough guy posturing.  Every big talking loudmouth on the world wide web is always very tough, in an anonymous pussy sort of way.  On one level it’s hard to take a dope like MrHortoncycles seriously. 

On the other hand, back during the Left’s temper tantrum over the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, the Right was told over and over that they had to ratchet down their heated rhetoric.  Sarah Palin’s congressional target map–a graphic Giffords’ shooter Jared Loughner never actually saw–was supposed to have pushed a deranged maniac over the edge into violent political assassin mode.  Liberals constantly demand that conservatives use a softer rhetorical tone, but yet they never get around to, you know, actually policing their own wackjobs when they threaten their political opponents with death.

Weird cult-like chanting, petulant demands wrapped up in a hypocritical socialist slimeball and politically motivated death threats–and some of ya’all were worried that the Occupy Wall Street protest was going to hurt the Right.

Besides the election of Barack Obama, Occupy Wall Street is the best thing to happen to conservatives in the last three years.

Thank you liberals.  Thank you so much.  Keep up the good work screwing yourselves.

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The Enduring Genius of Occupy Wall Street, Part Deux

Posted by KingShamus on October 10, 2011

Bless you, Crack Emcee.  Bless you.

My friend No One Of Any Import (who is actually a very important blogger) is concerned about the OccupyEveryFuckingWhereWeWantEvenIfWeDoNotGetPermitsBecauseWeAreSoMorallySuperiorToEveryone. 

Then I got around to reading a post over at FilmLadd. (Drat. I can’t remember who led me to FilmLadd, so I can’t do the via link.) In that post, Mr. Ehlinger makes an unsettling point:

“My hunch is that these protests aren’t about accomplishing anything right now except to flex their muscles, test out the police, and see which supporters “they” (the White House) can count on.

In short: #OccupyWallStreet is a dry run for November 2012.”

Hmm. That sounds bad . . . and yet plausible.

First of all, No-1 and Ehlinger are exactly correct.  This is a dress rehearsal for Obambi’s re-election campaign.

And just look at the incoherent ideological clown costumes these dildotrons have elected to dress themselves in.

Occupy Wall Street and it’s various spin-offs represent the Huggies-fudging foot-stamping temper tantrum of America’s economic illiterates.  These are the type of people who actually take their Trotskyite college economics professor seriously instead of shotgunning a few beers and forgetting Hegels’ dialectic.  Then they have the nerve to get pissed off when they rack up a $100K in college debt for a degree they can’t get a job with because their Jesus-figure President has gleefully vaporized the economy.

Speaking of incoherence, the Occupy Wall Street crowd is really pissed off at big corporations.  Good thing Barack Obama isn’t in the pocket of those greedy multinational conglomerates or anything.

Despite his rhetorical attacks on Wall Street, a study by the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Project shows that President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years, including former President George W. Bush.

In 2008, Wall Street’s largesse accounted for 20 percent of Obama’s total take, according to Reuters. …

By the end of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, executives and others connected with Wall Street firms, such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup, UBS AG, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley, poured nearly $15.8 million into his coffers.

Goldman Sachs contributed slightly over $1 million to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, compared with a little over $394,600 to the 2004 Bush campaign. Citigroup gave $736,771 to Obama in 2008, compared with $320,820 to Bush in 2004. Executives and others connected with the Swiss bank UBS AG donated $539,424 to Obama’s 2008 campaign, compared with $416,950 to Bush in 2004. And JP Morgan Chase gave Obama’s campaign $808,799 in 2008, but did not show up among Bush’s top donors in 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Hey doe-eyed left-wing dreamers–You wanted President Hopey McChangenstein?  Try this on for size.

In short, Occupy Wall Street is the bastion of dupes, marks and suckers.

I have a suggestion.  Instead of worrying about what these wannabe Jacobins and never-will-be Guevaras will say, how’s about we let them talk?  Let them spew every wackadoo economic theory they want.  Allow them to indulge in every empty-headed rhetorical argument they want to.  Finally–and this will seem slightly heretical–I say we give them just enough room to engage in really stupid acts of public racism and idiocy.

Then, when they say and do stupid shit like the Lotion Man, we refute it   It’s not gonna be all that hard.  Making fun of bowel-stewing bigotry and doltish left-wing platitudes is always good.  Ya know what the best part is about shining a big ol’ zillion candlepower spotlight on these flaming jackasses?  The more they do, the more the rest of the country is going to hate them. 

Some people might get taken in by the OWS message.  Let’s be realistic, though.  Most people know that, even as bad as some companies can be, you still need them to create jobs.  In a nation where unemployment is at 9.1%, the majority of citizens in America understand that the last thing we need to do is go full retard socialist on businesses. 

We should not be too concerned that Occupy Wall Street is just the Left’s dry run for getting the Golfer-in-chief re-elected.  If this is the kind of campaign they want to run next year, we shouldn’t fear it.  We should welcome it with every fiber of our being.    

You wanna play the ‘pierced-septum 27 year old college sophomore living off of Mom ‘n Dad’s dime’ card, liberals?  Be our guest.  You Stalinists up for a game of ‘Scratch A Lefty, Find An Hate-Filled Anti-Semite’?  So are we.  Ya’all think you’re strong enough for a repeat of the sixties-era Days of Rage?  Let’s do this thing, hammer-heads.

If the Right has any brains in it’s collective skulls, they’ll use this moment of extreme left-wing windowlicking to highlight just how pretentious, mindless and destructive American liberalism has become.  They’ll then use every horrible progressive idea and action that comes out of the Occupy Wall Street movement and promptly club the lefty caucus over the head.  Lather, rinse, repeat for the next twelve months until all the polite well-mannered lefties disown the OWS crowd for fear of being tarred with the same humiliating brush.

I guess what I am trying to say is:  My fellow right-wing bitter clingers, go forth and mercilessly mock.

UPDATE:  Just as I was scratching out my mini-opus, the great RS McCain gives us a shining blaze pink example of the wacko lefty shit we can laugh at from the Occupy Wall Street conniption.

Here is the PDF of the Workers World Party announcement of their national conference(note the tributes to Che Guevara) and here, in its entirety, is their call to action:

SOCIALIST CONFERENCE TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY WALL STREET,
Oct. 8 & 9

Abolish Capitalism,
Fight for Socialism

In the Spirit of Troy Davis:
“Dismantle this unjust system”

Stop.

Stop.

Stop right there.

‘In the spirit of Troy Davis’?  Troy Davis?  You mean the same Troy Davis that killed a cop in front of a bunch of eyewitnesses?  We should dismantle ‘the system’ in the spirit of a convicted cop-killer; is that what you’re saying, Worker’s World Party?

Well, being that you guys are Stalinists it only makes sense you’d want to change the American economic system through murderous violence.  Way to go with that playing exactly to type thing you got going there.

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The Enduring Genius Of Occupy Wall Street

Posted by KingShamus on October 9, 2011

Courtesy of the great Moe Lane.

But really, what else do you expect from a movement based on Soros astroturf rabble-rousing a pack of confused naive Radiohead fans?

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Sarah Palin Bows Out Of The 2012 Presidential Race

Posted by KingShamus on October 6, 2011

She made the announcement on the Mark Levin Show last night.

The link has the audio interview.  Here is her e-mail to Levin.

October 5, 2011
Wasilla, Alaska

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.

In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

God bless America.

– Sarah Palin

I think a few things are going on here.

First, Palin electing not to run is at least a partial vindication of the Left’s strategy against the former Alaska governor.  Since August 2008, various and sundry liberals have made careers trying to make Sarah Palin into a marginal figure in American public life.  She’s had shameless Obama-shilling hacks berate her.  Her family has taken despicable hits from various cultural figures.  Joe McGinnis even wrote a source-less gossip-laden hit piece masquerading as legitimate journalism and got a major league book publisher to print it.

Taken individually, the attacks against Mrs. Palin would be nasty, but not fatal.  Put them all together and the duration, nature and severity of the anti-Palin crusades chipped away enough of her credibility in the public’s eyes to make a 2012 run problematic at best.  That the attacks against Palin from the progressive movement were almost never based on policy differences but couched in cultural sneers, jealousy over her good looks and petty personal insults is of no concern to liberals.  The only thing that matters to them is that they wounded her just enough to slow down her political ambitions.

The question is not the ugly vindictive nature of the progressive movement; that’s a settled issue.  What is a very live concern is just why the attacks on Sarah Palin were allowed to succeed in the first place.  Why was there so little support for Palin from the establishment GOP?  If anybody should’ve defended her, one would think it would be her fellow Republicans.  Instead, it was left to the conservative bloggers and writers to step in and counter the attacks against Palin.  While it was a noble effort, in the end it wasn’t enough to rescue her public image.

Sadly, the reasons why the Republican Party didn’t come to Mrs. Palin’s aid are familiar.  The national GOP is still beholden to the social biases of the mainstream media.  Sarah Palin isn’t ashamed of her large rambunctious family, her outdoorsy lifestyle, her physical attractiveness, her northern dialect or her Christian faith–but many in her party’s leadership are mortified at the thought that she could be a prominent spokesperson for Republicans. 

The perception of Palin as being ‘not quite our kind’ from a cultural perspective goes hand in glove with the Republican Party’s dislike for her politics.  She’s pro-life and pro-Second Amendment, but she’s also against corporate bail-outs.  She fought against cronyism in Alaska and she’s made it clear that she’s against it when Republicans and Democrats do it on a national level.  This brand of political activism simply doesn’t jibe with much of the GOP, who would prefer to go along to get along and make noble sonorous concession speeches every four years.

For all her egregious sins–her social status markers and her populist conservatism–Sarah Palin just could not to be defended by her party from the absolutely vile personal attacks that were thrown at her.

That a woman like Sarah Palin is a source of shame in the eyes of the Grand Ol’ Party, but the author of RomneyCare is still a Republican front-runner for the 2012 elections is astounding–and spectacularly depressing.

So now what? 

For Palin, she’ll keep on keeping on.  Perhaps a US Senate run is in the works.  Perhaps not.  Whatever she decides, she’ll remain a force in conservative intellectual circles.  Whether that’s good enough for her many disappointed supporters remain to be seen.

In the short run, Palin’s formal exit from the field has big ramifications.  Check out Dean_L’s analysis.

What does it mean for the GOP? Given that a Palin run would have split the anybody-but-Romney vote 3 ways (her, Perry and Cain), she did a service to the conservative wing of the Republican party. In hindsight, she missed her window, but looking forward, she may have done something to help the country towards a more fiscally responsible future.

Bingo.

If it was June or July, Michele Bachmann might’ve gotten a boost in the poll numbers.  Now that much of the polish has rubbed off her apple, Palin’s exit doesn’t really help the Minnesota congresswoman.  Rick Perry’s biggest issue isn’t Sarah Palin, but his inability to articulate why he should be president.

No, the GOP candidate getting the most out of this is Herman Cain.  He is the most traditionalist conservative candidate in the field.  He had the most to lose from a Sarah Palin presidential run.  Only time will tell if Cain can seize on his good fortune.

Meanwhile, Robert Stacy McCain would like to apologize.

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