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China: The Baby-Killers We’ve Decided To Do Business With

Posted by KingShamus on May 9, 2012

Baby-killers?

Yes.

Baby-killers.

Some enterprising types in China have found a profitable use for that country’s super-abundance of tiny corpses:

Thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh have been discovered by customs officials in South Korea, it was revealed today.

The capsules are in demand because they are viewed as being a medicinal ‘cure-all’.

The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.

Still-born? Riiight.

Read the rest.  Right now.

I’m sure Barack Obama will get right on this outrage.  He’s such a staunch supporter of human life, after all.  COUGHBarryIsCoolWithInfanticideCOUGH.

Look, I get the America has made deals with some shady characters over the years.  Foreign policy and international relations are tricky.  You often don’t get the luxury of working with people who share all or even most of your values.

But, I mean, selling dead babies processed into boner drugs?

Fuckin’ really, China?

Putting lead in our toys wasn’t bad enough, huh?

Well, one thing is for sure–You ChiComs have cornered the market on utterly indefensible depravity.  Congratulations, assholes.

Also: Eat shit and die, Maoists.

Or maybe we’re the disturbed ones here.  Check out the high-larious hi-jinks in the latest ‘Funny Or Die” video sketch

Funny:  Mitt Romney has the shadiest pro-life record of any GOP presidential candidate since Gerald Ford.  Everyone–his allies and enemies alike–is gonna have to take homeboy at his word when he talks about being anti-abortion.  Yet even a squishy moderate like Mitt gets turned into repressive right-wing sexual fascist by the Hollywood Left.  Amazing, when you think about it.

But leave it to Smitty to have the best take on this:

What a creepy, sick, Orwellian world these feminists live in. Remind me again why any mature, masculine male would want to be in the same room as these abattoir-vaginas, much less offering them any essence to destroy? I guess I should say “choose to destroy”.

Well said.

We should rightly condemn China on the human flesh pills horror show.  This is infanticide, pure and simple.  Moreover, it’s infanticide the ChiComs have sanctioned and encouraged.  They’re the textbook definition of abject moral failure.

But we here in the enlightened United States are  not so far off.  Significant chunks of the populace are cool with embryonic stem cell research.  By the looks of the video, lots of people in America think a child-hating anorexic harpy like Kate Beckinsale yukking it up about abortion-on-demand is totally rad.

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Conservative Ghettos, Liberal Beachheads

Posted by KingShamus on May 4, 2012

Let’s let the terrific Smitty_One_Each over at The Other McCain fill us all in on the latest leftist dirty tricks on the internet.

Insty points to Treacher going on about the latest shenanigans at Wikipedia. It seems that it’s OK to have a page about Seamus the Dog, of Romney family fame, but no one need be bothered with talk of Obama’s dog consumption. Even though the dog munching is in one of Obama’s biographies, the dog may have been a composite of several species of small furry animals gathered together in a pot and grooving to world music. Wikipedia is great for scientific stuff, but goes high and to the left whenever a political topic emerges. This comes on the heels of Chris Loesch getting tooled on Twitter for offending the powers-that-delete.

Read the whole thing.

Smitty advocates using conservative alternatives to liberal-dominated crap.  Like, swap out your old and busted bookmarked Wikipedia for a fresh new Conservapedia one; that kind of thing.  Not to toot my own boycott, but some of us have been avoiding WikiLiberalpedia for a while now.

The thing I have an issue with is conservative self-ghettoization.  Don’t get me wrong.  I think some right-wing hedgehogging is understandable.  When much of the  the US media culture is full of closed-minded Bolsheviks, the temptation is to tell them to go fuck off and then start something self-consciously and proudly traditionalist.

However–why should the Right concede so much ground to the Left?  Liberals remain America’s minority political caucus.  It seems really counter-productive to let them create areas of public life where their ideology is the only one that gets a hearing, especially when they’re the ones who are most often outside of the mainstream of American political thought.

More than that, it’s about dealing with the larger culture.  Most people are just not strongly political.  That means they don’t really get a lot of the nuanced partisan hackery that goes into censoring Chris Loesch on Twitter or rigging Wiki pages to hide the overwhelming evidence against Algore’s climate change suicide cult.

What that also means is that most people will continue to use the most easily accessible and most popular social media/internet resources/world wide web thingamabobs that are available, regardless of political leanings.  If Twitter is the most popular social media out there, then by God that’s where the people are going to go.  Therefore, that’s where conservative people should be too.

I could see how a conservative version of Twitter might be nice to have.  It would be cool if right-of-center folks didn’t get arbitrarily singled out for their political views.  But then again, who would we be talking to?  Pretty much just us.  Meanwhile, while the Right is busy creating their iteration of whatever the latest hip social media comes out, the Left will simply gobble up the space conservatives leave behind.

Think about it this way:  If the ‘normal’ social website is Twitter, and everybody but Republicans are on it, who looks strange in that scenario?

That doesn’t mean conservatives shouldn’t try to create stuff for themselves.  Hell, right-wing blogs (like the one you’re reading right now) were made in large part as a reaction to the reflexive mainstream media leftism.  So places like Conservapedia and other traditionalist sites are very valuable in combating the socialist menace.

But I think conservatives should always look to use their resources as a springboard back into the larger American conversation.  Rather than get pigeonholed into a narrow political niche, the Right needs to engage with the Left and–more importantly–the unaffiliated low-information people that make up the majority of our culture.

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Music Monday 60’s Pop – “In My Life” by The Beatles

Posted by KingShamus on April 30, 2012

Canadian Conservative–wait, they exist?–Kathy Shaidle has been having fun goading Robert Stacy McCain with her latest post over at PJ Media.  She believes that The Who is the best rock band ever.  RSM asserts that Led Zeppelin should hold that title.  He’s right of course, but just for shits and giggles let us take a gander at The Beatles.

Here the Beatles give you deceptively simple guitar lines, nicely done vocal harmonies and frill-free rhythms;  a more graceful piece of pop-rock you will be hard-pressed to find.

Of all the recent arguments I’ve heard leveled at The Fab Four, the charge that they were a teenie-bopper band who grew into their artsy pretensions probably stings the most.  At their essence John, Paul, George and Ringo were basically ‘N Sync Version 1.0.  Most of the group’s output was non-threatening bubblegum pop aimed squarely at the pocketbooks of adolescent girls.  Rather than dress like the tough rock-n-rollers they professed to be, their manager slapped the band into High Mod suits, thus making them more palatable for the impressionable youths in the audience.

Some of that is true. 

Some of that is a particularly uncharitable reading of the history, but true enough.

What the Beatles-haters miss is that the group wrote most of its own material.  Aside from a few covers, the boys were cranking out hit after hit after hit.  The 90’s/00’s era boy bands were packaged creations of record companies and mega-hit producers.  While the Beatles had a crafted image, they still created the songs that made the vast majority of American kids forget about Elvis Presley for most of the 1960’s.

Look, The Beatles were certainly capable of money-grubbing cynicism.  John  Lennon was a blundering leftist who thought giving money to the IRA was a brilliant idea.  Paul McCartney has been a dippy priggish celebutard for most of his post-Beatles career.   

But none of that cancels out the massive sales and the huge cultural influence of The Beatles.

Enjoy.

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The Republicans Might Be A-Strugglin’…

Posted by KingShamus on March 12, 2012

…but oh those Democrats aren’t doing any better.

First, let’s check in with The Other McCain, who reports on the GOP’s current quagmire, whoops, I meant the Alabama and Mississippi primaries happening tomorrow.

We know that late-deciding voters are highly suggestible and subject to bandwagon appeals to vote for the candidate they perceive to be the eventual winner. That factor favors Romney, and if it weren’t for the fact that Santorum is being hit with negative ads from every directions (including both the pro-Gingrich “super PAC” radio ads I first heard two weeks ago in Michigan, I’d be tempted to predict a third-place finish for Gingrich in both Mississippi and Alabama.

Because there is no way Newt can actually win the nomination, I’d say a vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney, except that keeping Newt in the race might, by some unforeseen future turn of events, result in Romney being deprived of a majority of delegates going into the convention. Every delegate Romney doesn’t win — no matter whether the delegate is for Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul — increases the possibility of a non-Romney candidate getting the nomination in that political wet dream, the “brokered convention.”

Read the rest.

A brokered convention might be every reporter’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve and ten gallons of free scotch all wrapped up in one, but it doesn’t seem like it would be very good for the GOP cause. I’d say even the specter of a brokered convention–no matter how unlikely–is enough to dampen some spirits on the Republican side. The fear of a brokered convention forcing the party to put up a weak candidate against President Obama is too horrible for many GOPers to even contemplate.

All of this is music to the ears of Team Obamster, of course. Which is why they’re kicking so much ass in the polls.

The new Post-ABC poll shows that “46 percent approve of the way Obama is handling his job; 50 percent disapprove. That’s a mirror image of his 50 to 46 positive split in early February. The downshift is particularly notable among independents — 57 percent of whom now disapprove — and among white people without college degrees, with disapproval among this group now topping approval by a ratio of more than 2 to 1, at 66 versus 28 percent.” . . . Obama also has a substantial problem with independents. The Post’s pollster tells me that Obama trails Mitt Romney 42-50 among independents; against Rick Santorum he trails by a smaller margin, 45 to 48 percent.

Because that’s what truly unbeatable political juggernauts do: Poll weakly to the dude running second in the GOP primaries. Underwater unfavorables in March of an election year? Obama’s got the Republicans right where he wants them.

Ya know what else is a sign of Obama’s awesome electoral might?

Translation: “Last election’s failed vice-presidential candidate said mean things about me–SEND MONEY QUICK!”

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T-Paw: Done

Posted by KingShamus on August 14, 2011

As soon as it started, it was finished.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll.

“I wish it would have been different. But obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign,” Pawlenty said on ABC’s “This Week” from Iowa shortly after disclosing his plans in a private conference call with supporters.

The low-key Midwesterner and two-term governor had struggled to gain traction in a state he had said he must win and never caught fire nationally with a Republican electorate seemingly craving a charismatic, nonestablishment, rabble-rouser to go up against President Barack Obama.

Pawlenty tried to turn up the heat on Obama and his GOP rivals. But it often came across unnatural and he never was able stoked the passions of voters.

Vaya con Dios, T-Paw. 

Seriously, he’s not a bad man.  In a lot of election years, a dude like him would be a winner.  Smart non-controversial guys with executive experience almost always have a decent shot at electoral success.  In 2011, it seems like voters are looking for something else. 

The one thing I thought Pawlenty had in his favor was his seriousness.  President Obama, with his constant golf outings, his wife’s gazillion dollar Spanish vacations and his use of a beer summit to settle a dispute between local law enforcement and a brittle overentitled race hustler,  is an obnoxious joke.  Compared to that, a President T-Paw promised–reminiscent of Warren Harding–to be a return to normalcy. 

I thought that if Pawlenty was to have a chance against Barack Obama’s vaulting statism, that would be one way he could connect with voters.  He could’ve pointed out St. Barry’s un-American weirdness.  US presidents shouldn’t be owning banks and car companies.  US presidents shouldn’t just blithely accept 9% unemployment as the new normal.  US presidents shouldn’t be involved in anything so ludicrous as Operation Gunwalker.

In the end, Pawlenty is not the right man for the vitally important job of unelecting Barack Putt-Putt Obama.  The Iowa straw poll, while not necessarily indicative of GOPers across America, seems to suggest a few things.  Perhaps the most important thing is that voters recognize that we are living in extraordinary times.  President Obama, the latest and greatest in a long line of government class statists, has brought us to the brink of disaster.  A conventional wisdom Republican like T-Paw might not be enough to fix the structural problems America faces.  Maybe that’s the lesson from the former Minnesota governor’s early exit from the presidential race.

Meanwhile, The Other McCain has this reaction to Pawlenty’s dropping out.

I was sitting here at breakfast with Ladd Ehlinger just an hour ago when he said, “Pawlenty’s quitting!”

Tim Pawlenty told supporters on a conference call Sunday morning that he is ending his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing third-place finish at the Iowa straw poll.
Mr. Pawlenty thanked his supporters in an early-morning call, two participants said, but acknowledged that he had decided overnight that his candidacy could not proceed.

That was quick, wasn’t it? I landed in Des Moines on Aug. 3 and, eleven days later, Pawlenty quits the race. Some people will say this is merely a coincidence.

That’s great, RS.  Now how’s about you turn that magical GOP kingbreaker power on somebody actually dangerous, like Mitt Romney.

Just askin’, homie.  Just askin’.

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Picking Fights With Liberals (If You Must)

Posted by KingShamus on August 5, 2011

The great CG Hill takes a look at noted liberal chiquita Amanda Marcotte, with not-so-sexxxy results.

It’s safe to say that we didn’t agree on a whole lot, and I suspect she’ll never get the hang of appreciating art forms without regard to political context — but I offer this as a small piece of evidence that it’s possible to read some of her stuff, even to comment about it, without becoming utterly bilious. The question of whether this is any fun or not is left as an exercise for the student.

Read the rest. 

In his post, Mr. Dustbury makes note of The Other McCain’s shameless–and hilarious–baiting of one of the nastier and least talented feminist sob sisters in teh intertubes.  McCain loves to tweak the pious left whenever he can.  Usually it results in some good theater.  That’s always cool.

The thing is, I know I should try to engage the Left in debate at least once in a while.   This whole blogging/internet/twitter cybercommunity thing practically begs for back and forth discussion.  But, ehhhhhhhhhhhh…I really can’t be fucking bothered.

There is some laziness wrapped up in that, I’ll admit.  Then again, making all this crazy blogger money might be blunting my work ethic a tad.  Beyond my lack of motivation is something even more important.

The truth is that debating the Left is almost completely goddamn pointless.  Before I started this dippy little webzone, I would go on various sites and throw darts at the mouthy leftists.  I would debate liberals and socialists at work and at college.  I gleefully engaged in political debate with the opposition.  It was a lot of fun, at least for a while.

What I started to notice was that in almost every instance, the progressive I’d be in the conversation with would accuse me of racism, sexism or homophobia.  Mind you, this would be in an argument over the flat tax or defense spending or gun control.  In fact, most of the time it was clear that the liberal believed I was a spittle-flecked bigot before the debate even began.  To them, I wasn’t just arguing a particular position because I truly believed it was right.  I had been brainwashed by corporate greedheads or raised in a racist family or I was a religious hypocrite; whatever the lefty explanation, it was assumed that I was arguing from bad faith.  

For a long while, I made it a point to fight through that and make a point about the topic at hand.  I thought that if I simply persisted in bringing the discussion back to the actual issues, progress could be made.  I never really expected to ‘win’ the debate, but I figured if I pierced through some of the hollow shell of progressive idiocy, maybe that would jostle a few of the smarter knee-jerk libs out of their narrow pinched ideology at some point.  I also had this idea that if non-political folks happened to be watching or listening, I’d be the one making more sense than the progressive.  That would maybe influence the moderate/independent types to lean more to the conservative side.

Silly dreams, but I was a young stupid pup, so forgive me. 

After a while, it became clear that debating a committed leftist was more aggravating than it’s worth.  The amount of work it takes to just fight through the ‘I HATE YOU EVIL REICH-WING CAPITALIST SLUTS!!!!!!!!1111111eleventy!!!!!11!!!’ stuff is exhausting.  The best part?  After you finally convince the progtard that you truly do believe the things you’re saying, the person will finally say, “Well, maybe you had a point there about letting people keep some of their own money, but you’re still wrong, so whatever.”

So now, I basically avoid talking to liberals about politics unless I really have nothing better to do.  I’d much rather have a conversation with libertarians, neocons, crunchy cons, compassionate conservatives, fiscal hawks or anybody else in the broad right-of-center caucus.  They’re smarter than liberals, they know far more about the issues than liberals and they don’t immediately accuse you of burning crosses on peoeple’s yards just because you read National Review from time to time.  Even when I disagree with a conservative–I might be one of the few righties still holding out hope for a Herman Cain win in Iowa–the conversation isn’t going to start with an insult.

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Spenditol: Washington DC’s Favorite Drug

Posted by KingShamus on July 23, 2011

Hell, our government is freebasing that shit nowadays.

The Concerned Women for America came up with this gem.  Really well done.

The terrific Smitty over at The Other McCain found this, which means I am stealing from coolness.  Thanks, homie.

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Why Ann Coulter Will Always Pwn David Brooks

Posted by KingShamus on July 12, 2011

Robert Stacy McCain posts an interesting video of David Brooks talking smack about Ann Coulter.  I can’t embed the clip–someday somebody is gonna have to tell me how to work teh intertubes contraption–so click on the link if you want to watch it.  First, lets hear from the New York Time’s token house conservative.

David Brooks:  One of the things you have to believe in politics is that the people you disagree with are at least as good as you are.  They have at least, maybe they don’t have as large a piece of the truth as you do, but they have a large piece of the truth, the world is complicated.  Also, I like kittens because they’re soooooooooo adorable, LOL.”

I might’ve botched the last sentence of the quote up just a little.

I’ll be honest.  I can’t hate on David Brooks like RS McCain does.  In fact, Brooks doesn’t infuriate me because he is so monumentally boring.  Transcribing that ten second quote was like popping a few Ambien; watching the whole vid is like washing down a jar of Quaaludes with a fifth of Bowman’s Virginia Vodka while staring at drying paint.

The issue here is the guy’s inherent lameness.  He calls Ann Coulter “…just a show person”, then moments later says she really is like her public persona.  Well, which one is it?  More than likely, he was struggling to find an insult for Coulter and decided to zing her with the ‘mere entertainer’ sneer.  To be fair to Brooks, it wouldn’t be the first time homeboy tried too hard to be Mister Rapier Wit and failed.

Compare David Brooks’  ‘talk a lot, say very little’ style with Ann Coulter’s.  Her latest book, Demonic, is a romp through the leftist mindset.  Far from some kind of political vaudeville act, Coulter’s tome is a well-researched case against modern liberalism.  Besides the fact that she builds her argument on a solid foundation of evidence, Coulter does it with an energy and passion Brooks couldn’t muster on his best day. 

Grab a pillow, throw on your snuggie, then read a Brooks NYT piece

After your siesta, take a gander at any old excerpt of Demonic, pages 181-182.

[Examining the constitutional and political issues surrounding  the 1964 Civil Rights Act] It would be as if, after fighting the Democrats for a hundred years over the issue of abortion, Republicans finally got Roe v. Wade overturned, and then, out of pure political calculation, Democrats jumped on the bandwagon and demanded a federal law outlawing abortion.  Some pro-life Republicans would probably object that federal law outlawing abortion is not one of Congress’s enumerated powers.  On the basis of Republican’s objections, Democrats would then reverse the entire history of the pro-life movement and start claiming the Democratic Party alone fought to end abortion in America.  That is exactly what they have done with the history of civil rights. (emphasis mine)

It becomes painfully clear why David Brooks hates Ann Coulter.  It isn’t that she’s bad for the conservative movement or the American political climate.  It has little to do with Coulter’s brash rhetorical flourishes.  It’s not even that she makes more money than he does.  It’s that he just can’t match her wit, insight and ability.  Instead of acknowledging it, even if only to himself, Brooks just piles on the passive-aggressive snarkage from his increasingly powerless New York Times perch.

It’s one thing to be boring. It’s another thing to be boring and douchey.

Oh yeah:  Go buy Ann Coulter’s Demonic.  She’s still the real deal.  Her book is a barn-burner.  You will not be disappointed.

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Dick In A Tweet

Posted by KingShamus on June 3, 2011

And no, I’m not talking about former Congressman Armey.

This one goes out to you, Representative Weiner followers.  You bought the ticket.  Now enjoy that ride.

Big ups to Robert Stacy McCain, who has been serving up slices of fresh-off-the-grill pure fried gold on WeinerGate all week.

MORE:  Mr. Bingley, the totally righteous Senior Fellow at the great Coalition of The Swilling blog, find the Taiwanese animator peeps having their fun with Weiner’s wang.

The Breitbart avatar in the BigGivernment jacket looks more like an evil sniggering Renfield, but the rest is pure win.

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Beardo The Weirdo Times 100

Posted by KingShamus on May 1, 2011

As a man who has rocked mutton chops, goatees, fu manchus, Van Dykes and a serious ten o’clock shadow from time to time, I have no problem with the hirsute look.  But this is just absurd.

Smitty over at the great Other McCain found this gem.  He calls this facial hair only Andrew Sullivan could love.  I dunno about that.  Even a smug overrated undersmart fake-conservative crypto anti-Semite with a tinfoil hat enthusiast’s obsession with Sarah Palin’s reproductive organs and a teenage Glee fan’s fascination with Barack Obama’s junk has standards.

Right? 

Seriously, this is the kind of beard that doucherocket Brooklyn hipsters aspire to in between jacking off to Pitchfork music reviews and hits of blow.  It’s really not cool.  In reality, that’s an awful lot of work and plumage puffing just to alert the world that you’re still not getting laid.

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Mothers, Feminists and The Creation Of Culture

Posted by KingShamus on April 12, 2011

Blogger pal Chris Wysocki of the great Wyblog notes that we’re entering a very special season.

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Time for the feminuts to whinge about Lilly Ledbetter and having to work for slave wages just because they don’t have a penis.

Except it’s not true. None of it. There is no male-female wage gap.

Carrie Lukas debunks the 77% distraction:

Recent studies have shown that the wage gap shrinks—or even reverses—when relevant factors are taken into account and comparisons are made between men and women in similar circumstances. In a 2010 study of single, childless urban workers between the ages of 22 and 30, the research firm Reach Advisors found that women earned an average of 8% more than their male counterparts. Given that women are outpacing men in educational attainment, and that our economy is increasingly geared toward knowledge-based jobs, it makes sense that women’s earnings are going up compared to men’s.

I want a raise.

Haha, you and me both homie.

First of all, you should be reading Wyblog because he rules, so get to it.

The popping of the male/female pay differential myth is a needed reality check for the ultra orthodox feminist left.  As necessary as this story is, it’s just as important to recognize that the Feministing/GloriaSteinem cohort absolutely will not budge from their militantly wrong assertion that men get paid more than women.  It’s a foundational doctrine of feminism; going against that sacred text would be like asking David Brooks to stop writing hand-wringing mush-mouthed columns for the New York Times.

The thing is, the popular understanding of feminism (as opposed to the far-left campus version) got a few things right.  Women should be paid the same as men for the same kind of work.  That’s just fair.

However, the further down the reading list you go on the Sisterhood of The Snarling Harridans’ syllabus, the more incorrect stuff you find.  From the role of men to the bizarre confused ideas about abortion, lefty feminists can’t create paradigms that even sorta resemble reality.  

The worst mistake that feminists have made in the last 40 years is their relentless denigration of motherhood.  Remember when Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman described becoming a mother as “…the most important role of my life”?  For many people, this was a charming sentiment.  For at least a few feminists, this was simply not kosher.  Check out Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams’ reaction to Ms. Portman’s announcement (quoted from The Other McCain):

Why, at the pinnacle of one’s professional career, would a person feel the need to undercut it by announcing that there’s something else even more important? Even if you feel that way, why downplay your achievement? Why compare the two, as if a grueling acting role and being a parent were somehow in competition? And remind me — when was the last time a male star gave an acceptance speech calling fatherhood his biggest role?

For now, forget the tin-eared insensitivity.  That’s a feature–not a bug–when it comes to feminist writing.  More importantly, Ms. Williams’ sentiment is a symptom of fundamental misreading of the importance of being a mother.

The Left in general, and feminism in particular, has spent a great deal of time, effort and money infiltrating the commanding heights of the culture.  From the universities to the federal bureaucracy, feminists have carved out a sphere of influence from which they can push their ideas.  In the course of a few decades, radicalized women (and not a few indoctrinated men) have become a sizable part of the national discussion on any number of issues.

The problem is that even with all the influence feminists currently wield, it pales in comparison to the power that mothers have in shaping the future.  If feminists really wanted to create a society where, in the words of Gloria Steinem we raised girls like boys and boys like girls, feminists would be squeezing out children by the cart-load and raising the kids from the nanosecond they’re born.  Mothers have the kind of 24/7/365 access to a child’s mind that a feminist ideologue can only dream about in her fevered fantasies.

Imagine if feminism hadn’t drifted into BettyFriedan/BarbaraEhrenreich employment-centrism in the early 1970’s, but instead had focused on actually changing American culture at it’s roots.  The results would be stark.  In fact, if that had occurred, the US would be hardly recognizable. 

Conservatives and traditionalists often become angry when feminists demean the vital importance of motherhood.  It’s an understandable reaction; nurturing matriarchs are central to the emotional life of almost everyone and it’s hard to hear it when some campus theorist makes it seem like mothers aren’t important.  Instead of being angry when feminists dismiss motherhood, we should just politely nod and move on, rather than give these progressive maniacs any bright ideas.

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Sheen Wars

Posted by KingShamus on March 5, 2011

What happens when you mash up Charlie Sheen with Star Wars? 

That’s right folks.  The correct answer is “WINNING”.

Why is my blog wrapped around “Star Wars” lately?

Why is Charlie Sheen so freakin’ awesome?

Mysteries of life, ya’all. 

Mysteries of life.

Also, The Other McCain has an Urgent Charlie Sheen Update.

Charlie Sheen latest:
‘I’m Jewish, off to Haiti’

Sheen . . . said he should have mentioned his Jewishness when he was accused of anti-Semitism last week.

“My mom is Jewish. . . . So, I guess that would make me Jewish, and my children Jewish.
“And Brooke, my ex-wife is Jewish. So, I guess I should’ve rolled all that out too,” he added.

Holy Jeeeebus.  Or should that be ‘Moses’?

Wow.

Charlie is that wonderous beautiful species of insane that only comes around once in a generation.

Catch it while you still can, homies. 

Big thanks to the always rad Coondawg68 who found this slice of bacon-wrapped double-fried beer-battered gold and posted it up on the Twitter thingamabob that the kids are into these days.

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Lara Logan, Egypt & Feminist Sob Sister Idiocy

Posted by KingShamus on February 16, 2011

Pray for Lara Logan.

On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a “60 Minutes” story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.

Read the rest of Pundette’s piece; you’ll get a taste of a particularly vile left-wingers exceedingly nasty attack on Ms. Logan.

As for the attack, sustained sexual assault sounds an awful lot like ‘rape’. Being that this horrific act was perpetrated during a lawless clusterfuck means there is probably very little chance that the scumbags who did this can be identified. Being that this happened to a western female reporter, there probably wasn’t going to be much of an investigation in the first place. You can’t tell me that in a country where an estimated 96% of married women are…“cut”…there will be much effort made on behalf of one American media personality.

This incident brings a few things into sharp relief. I’ve heard more than a few people call CBS the Tiffany Network. Supposedly they have the highest ratings of any broadcast channel. Ummmm, how’s about spending some of that money on better security for your reporters? I don’t know what kind of safety infrastructure the network had in place for Ms. Logan. Frankly, I don’t care because it clearly wasn’t good enough.

The counter-argument to that is, “Well, she’s a reporter, that’s her job, she knew the risks.” I get all that. It’s a valid train of thought. However, just because Ms. Logan was cool risking her neck by going into Tahrir Square doesn’t mean that maybe somebody higher up the food chain could’ve put her in a safer location from which to make her reports. Like, maybe someplace other than a choke point ripe for an ambush.

To be perfectly frank, CBS dropped the ball on this one. They need to take a good hard look at themselves and their security procedures. If I was a foreign correspondent, I’d be very nervous about just how much the news bureau actually cares about my safety after this episode.

Meanwhile, The Other McCain finds a feminist sob-sister in high–or is that low?–dudgeon.

Echidne begins her discussion of insensitive comments by threatening to cast into outer darkness anyone who might be tempted to see the crime against Lara Logan as having a distinct cultural component. That would categorize you as the “loathsome” type who “describes Muslims or Arabs as animals and so on.” Scroll through the comments at I Own The World and you can see that these “loathsome” sentiments are actually quite common. To be counted among the bien-pensants, however, you can’t think of such things. No, says Echidne, you must ignore the specific context of this crime — a blonde American woman raped by Egyptians during a revolutionary demonstration — and instead focus all your wrath on the terrible sexism and insensitivity of anonymous people leaving crude comments on a Web site.

Because sexism and insensitivity are the real problems, you see.

What an amazing act of intellectual prestidigitation! And if you call attention to the element of distraction involved in Echidne’s magic trick, if you describe what she is actually doing as opposed to what she claims to be doing, your criticism will be cited as further proof of the looming menace posed by insensitive sexists. And constant vigilance against that menace is the raison d’etre of feminism.

The mind magic on display here is a particularly common species of progressive thought.  It’s the cognitive clash that happens when two or more of Left’s grievance groups are in conflict. In this case, it’s bed-wetting multicultural feel-goodism versus strident man-hating Vagina Monologuing feminist moral preening.

Take note who wins that battle. The feminist blogger Echidne is more worried about the feelings of Muslims who might get their delicate sensitivities mildly bruised because somebody got a little rough on an internet forum.  Where does Ms. Logan–the only real victim in all of this–fit into Echidne’s story? Hell if I know.

So I guess multi-culti bullshit beats grrrl-power nonsense in this go-round.  I wonder why that’s the case here.  Maybe it’s because Muslims have proven so adept at using violence to answer their critics.  It’s not like anyone fears feminist terrorism beyond the horrifying wardrobe malfunctions.

Beyond the cowardice of the self-styled brave truth tellers, Echidne’s epic fail here is a failure of priorities.  I don’t have a problem with left-wingers having a hierarchy of political goals and interests.  Conservatives of different stripes do the same thing.  If a lib wants to value ethnic grievance groups over feminism, that’s entirely up to them.

But if you’re going to call yourself a feminist and make a big show of caring about women, you should…you know…at least pretend to give a rat’s ass about a female rape victim before you go off on a moralistic tirade against a figment of your ideology.

Update:  Angel over at Woman Honor Thyself has some words.

And while all compassionate humans no doubt pray for Lara’s physical, emotional, and spiritual healing…Will someone dare ask if hers’ or others’ eyes have now been opened to the belief system that motivated these attacks against her?

….. Will she or others speak on her behalf of the the truth about this ideology in all it’s horror.

Or will we be insulted yet again with the “lone” wolves theory…. who of course—don’t represent Izlam— being the perps?

All hundreds of them.

How many lone wolves make a pack?

Maybe that should be a valid question, rather than the PC hand wringing we get from the left’s representatives.

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“…he was like a white Reverend Wright.”

Posted by KingShamus on January 23, 2011

Hitler Finds Out That Keith Olbermann Has Been Fired.

Inevitable. 

But still totally rad.

I found this over at The Other McCain.  Great find, RS.

UPDATE:  Gateway Pundit finds out that Keef Overbite has landed on his feet.

Tip o’ da cap to Alan Burkhart.

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Welcome, Other McCain Readers!

Posted by KingShamus on January 8, 2011

As the latest winner of the Full Metal Jacket Reach Around Award, I feel I have to give TOM visitors something to remember their time at Blog De KingShamus.   

What better memento than a video of girls in tactical bikinis shooting a plethora of totally awesome guns?

Come back and visit anytime, The Other McCain homies.

I’ll get back to talking greasy about politics in a little while.  For now, enjoy the chickies!

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Federal Pay Freeze: Good News/Bad News

Posted by KingShamus on November 29, 2010

A juicy morsel to be had in a strong piece by the foreign-hottie admiring Robert Stacy McCain.

What makes the [firedoglake] headline interesting to me, however, is that while Obama been flunking economics from Day One, it wasn’t until he took this one teeny-tiny token baby-step in the right direction that liberals started whining.

If Obama keeps taking baby-steps this way, it’s possible that the unemployment rate might actually decrease between now and November 2012, which is both good news and bad news.

The bad news is, if unemployment goes down, it will make Obama more likely to be re-elected. The good news is, that would drive the Left even more batshit crazy than they already are. The lefty bloggers will be howling “betrayal” and “sellout,” even while the economy improves and Obama’s approval rating goes up.

So we’d still have Obama as president after 2012, but we’d also have the delightful entertainment of watching these demented moonbat bloggers trying to explain why it was a very bad thing for him to pursue the very policies that did the most to secure his re-election.

And yeah: Millions more Americans would have jobs.

I basically agree with RSM on this one; hey, one and half cheers for St. Barry.

Yay.

The thing is, I really don’t think Teleprompter Jesus is capable of taking any more baby-steps towards fiscal sanity.  This is probably his one concession to the 2010 midterms and the congressional  Republicans: “Okay, latter-day Ebeneezer Scrooges, I’ll slow down the growth of the federal budget by .025 percent.  Happy now, you elderly-hating, child-despising, blood-sucking GOPers?” 

The President’s first major domestic policy act when he ascended into the White House was to pass the Porkulus.  The foundation of the Obama administration is a spectacularly ineffective quasi-Keynesian boondoggle.  He followed that chart-bottoming smash-miss with BarryCare, a massive federal power grab that will usher in swarms of gubmint medicine bureaucrats onto the federal payrolls.  Obamster’s history suggests he’s doesn’t have much moderation in his ideological cupboard.

McCain is correct.  If the President kept walking back some of his insane spending, cut some taxes and hewed to a tighter federal budget, the employment situation would improve.  We would then have to deal with the possibility of a more-popular Obama who would be harder to beat in 2012.  I just don’t think Obama is capable of that sort of pragmatism.

Perhaps this maneuver is some sort of negotiation? Maybe this is Obama’s opening offer to Republicans; he’ll offer a pay freeze if GOP gives in on…something in the future.  In that scenario, Obama is sending a signal that he is willing to embrace this itsy-bitsy chunk of bipartisan consensus for Republican cooperation later on down the line, presumably on the looming budget battle next year. 

This is certainly possible.  If that’s the case, the GOP would be idiots to accept that quid pro quo.  As has been noted, a federal pay freeze represents the tiniest most shrivelled-up spuds in the small potato bunch.

Actually, it will make a miniscule dent in $2 trillion in deficits.  If the savings get calculated over two years, then we have to do the same with the deficits they supposedly address.  The savings, assuming they actually occur, will amount to a reduction of 0.25% in the biennial deficits.  Calling it a drop in the bucket is an insult to both drops and buckets.  It’s a single grain of sand from the coast.

As is his fashion, Obama is offering .25% more than nothing and acting like it’s a massive deal.

If you play fantasy football, you’re probably familiar with Obambi’s brand of chicanery.  There’s always one guy in every league that offers psychotically lop-sided trades that could only benefit him.  All the while, he acts like he’s doing you a massive favor by taking stud running back Adrian Peterson off your team in exchange for his scrub has-been fresh off the free agent scrap heap.

Thinking of it from that perspective, President Obama is more than willing to trade the absolutely useless hack quarterback Matt Leinert.  What does he want in return?  Probably not that much, of course.  Barry is only looking to get All-Universe QB Peyton Manning in return.  And superstar wide receiver Andre Johnson.  And the supremely talented tight end Antonio Gates.  And league rushing leader Arian Foster.  Maybe throw in the highly productive tailback Frank Gore as well.  It’s a really good deal if you think about it.

Be warned, Republicans.  The president isn’t offering you anything.  Don’t take the deal.

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Rule 5 Monday-Blanca Soto

Posted by KingShamus on November 8, 2010

Ya know, I haven’t done a Rule 5 post in a while.

Let me introduce you to Blanca Soto. 

Blanca Soto, the peeps.  Peeps, Blanca Soto. 

 

You can find more information about this lovely gal here.

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C-Span2 or MTV?

Posted by KingShamus on October 18, 2010

Who knew the stuffiest channel on the dial broadcast outtakes from “The Hills”?

Background:  Helen Rittelmeyer and Todd Seavey are two conservative think-tanker types.  They also used to be a couple.  Watch as Seavey slowly twists the knife into his ex.

Stay classy, Todd.

Rittelmeyer might be a world class bitch–I don’t know her, so I have no idea if she is–but Seavey is most assuredly a Grade-A doucheturd.  Consider that fact confirmed with extreme prejudice. 

You can feel Jonah Goldberg, normally a pretty cool dude, slowly realizing where Seavey was going with his passive-aggressive rant. 

Cringe-worthy?  A little.  Hilarious?  A helluva lot.

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Krystal Ball, Please Explain The Sucking Of The Dick-Nose

Posted by KingShamus on October 7, 2010

Robert Stacy McCain finds Democrat Congressional candidate Krystal Ball having to explain some not so flattering pictures.

Wow.

On second thought, don’t bother trying to explain…well…anything.

Here’s the picture in question.

Well, the dude seems happy.  And waaaaaaay faded.  So at least something went right that night.  

As McCain notes, Ball immediately plays the Sexxxist Card.  That’s…interesting.  Somebody throwing out a picture of Krystal Ball fooling around at a kinda-randy college kid Christmas party is sexist.  Ummm, where the hell did that come from?  Of course, she gives us no explanation.  She just plows on through and starts yackety-yakking her campaign talking points. Like it’s not even sorta weird to just accuse her enemies of sexism because they post a sorta embarrassing picture of her.

I really don’t think this chick is all that bright.  Sure, she’s got herself a college degree–which might be part of the problem.  She strikes me as the type of student that heard more than a few trendy victimization terms in some of her soft science electives.  Worse, she really doesn’t understand the meaning of sexism, but she knows it’s not nice and it’s mean and it involves something about sex, so voila: “…this is incredibly sexist.”

Meanwhile, nobody is thinking about Mr. Stoner DickNoseBoy.  What about his dignity?  I for one feel he’s the real victim here.  He’s the one with a bright red dildo strapped to his face.  He’s obviously baked out of his skull.  Maybe he didn’t want to be subjected to Krystal Ball’s lewd advances.  If you look closely, you’ll see this young man has been forced to wear a choke chain; yet another clue that he was coerced by the predator known as Krystal Ball.  He might be smiling in this picture, but beneath that grinning THC-laden countenance, I think DickNoseBoy is hurting inside.

Would somebody please think about the young innocent men?

;-p

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The thing about the Paulistas

Posted by KingShamus on September 7, 2010

The Other McCain has a great piece over at his site that touches on everybody’s favorite warm and cuddly politician, Ron Paul.  Specifically, he zaps both the Paulistas and the GOP establishment for being dorks. 

Republicans have lost, at least temporarily, the under-30 vote because GOP policy during the Bush years was so unpopular on college campuses. Granted, Reagan was also unpopular on campus, but Reagan’s policies had the merit of being right, so much more right than liberal policies of the 1980s that when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Democrats were forced into an embarrassed silence about their decades-long advocacy of appeasement toward the Soviet empire. If there is to be any similar happy-ending payoff for Bushism, we haven’t seen it yet.

The GOP’s “brand damage” problem is worst among the under-30s, and this is an important consideration in dealing with the Paulistas because, for the past two or three years, Ron Paul has been the only gravitational force holding many young people within the conservative orbit. I first witnessed this in fall 2007, when I covered a Ron Paul rally at the Boulevard Woodgrill in Arlington, Va. The room was packed and full of energy and at least two-thirds of the attendees were under 30.

Young and old, the Ron Paul campaign inspired enthusiasm from people who otherwise had become in recent years indifferent to the fortunes of the GOP. Given the dire plight of the Republican Party since 2006, to treat potential allies as enemies (as Jane Norton did in Colorado and Sue Lowden did in Nevada) is political folly.

At the same time, however, the intransigent fanaticism of the most hardcore Paulistas — and the indisputably obnoxious attitude of many of Paul’s online activists — makes it problematic to fit them within the Big Tent. I think an attitude of principled allegiance is possible, but there seems to be no mutually acceptable authority to broker such an allegiance by laying down the rules of engagement. If the Paulistas and other Republicans are constantly warring against each other in the most hateful terms, this only benefits Democrats.

Yet the GOP Establishment is too arrogant to try to seek constructive engagement with the Paulistas, while the Paulistas are often guilty of behavior that can only be described as self-marginalization.

McCain also has a strong examination of how George Bush damaged the Republican conservative reputation.  Read the whole thing.  It’s good.

The thing that I wish the Paulistas would figure out is that Dr. Ron isn’t going to be the President.  Ever. 

He didn’t win a state back in the 2008 primaries, the most wide-open Republican field in decades.  He’ll be 77 in 2012.  If you thought John McCain was an irascible old coot, imagine the Maverick with an even thicker layer of crust.  Yeah.  Let’s make that guy the GOP standard-bearer in 2012 against Barack Obama.

When you think about it that way, it’s pretty easy to see why Dr. Paul ain’t gonna be Prez.  Faced with that reality though, the Paulistas keep pumping this guy up.  Is it any wonder why McCain thinks these guys are deliberately shooting themselves in the groin?

I get the feeling that a lot of Ron Paul fans support the dude out of some sort of willful oppositionism.  I can sorta understand it.  There are times when being a contrarian is very satisfying.  But it’s long past time to give that up.  Like I said, Ron Paul has no chance of being President.

Instead of tilting at windmills, it would be better for the Paulistas to find a new champion.  Better still, they can stop trying to puff up their cult of personality altogether and focus on getting their political ideas incorporated into the greater Republican/conservative movement.

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