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Johnny Depp to play Doctor Who?

Posted by KingShamus on June 30, 2010


It sounds like a ridiculous internet rumor. But Tor.Com claims to have confirmed the casting, and a release date of 2012, with “movie studio sources.” (They don’t say which studio.) And Russell T. Davies may be the writer.

The original source of this rumor is a site called PubArticles, that Tor.Com describes as an “article mill.” The PubArticles post has actually been taken down, so it’s impossible to evaluate whether there’s any truth to it whatsoever. But Tor.Com quotes from the now-deleted PubArticles post.

Russell T. Davies is quoted as saying, “There will be brand new concepts and the film will be just as adventurous, scary and humorous as the television programme. But none of us working the film will forget what makes the character great and interesting and the long-time fans will not be disappointed because yes, the Daleks make an appearance.” And the article adds that the Doctor travels throughout history curing illnesses that have been caused by aliens, including the Bubonic Plague.

Yeah, thats…weird.  I’m not betting the farm on this.  It seems too out there. 

But hey, check out this possible (not) trailer!

Ummm, is it wrong to admit that I would totally see this movie?

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Two Cheers For The Daily Kos

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2010

Hey, at least Moulitsas owned up to his shoddy polls.   That’s more than some other organizations (*cough* CNN/MSNBC/CBSNEWS/NEWYORKTIME *cough*)

I have just published a report by three statistics wizards showing, quite convincingly, that the weekly Research 2000 State of the Nation poll we ran the past year and a half was likely bunk.

…While the investigation didn’t look at all of Research 2000 polling conducted for us, fact is I no longer have any confidence in any of it, and neither should anyone else. I ask that all poll tracking sites remove any Research 2000 polls commissioned by us from their databases. I hereby renounce any post we’ve written based exclusively on Research 2000 polling.

It takes a strong person to admit he’s wrong.  I gotta give the guy credit for that.

The problem here is all those posts-something like 716-that incorporated Research 2000 polling in them.  My guess is that Kos and his various posters used that flawed polling data to make some sort of political point for their side and/or against the conservative cause.  By Kos’ own admission, the polls are crapola.  Doesn’t it make sense that the conclusions drawn from those botched numbers are also skewed?

Ace makes a great point.  It’s not just his posts that are compromised.

But note he’s renouncing any post he’s written.

Not any book.

I point this out because he’s got a book about “The American Taliban” (that would be you all) coming out in two months, and it seems to me very likely that his various Research 2000 polls which painted conservatives in an extremist light were part of his case there.

I guess he’ll probably delete references to the Research 2000 polls while keeping all the conclusions, because, let’s face it, it’s not as if his beliefs were based on polling and other objective indicators anyway.


Read the rest of the post, BTW.  It’s good stuff.  He gets a nice zing on Ezra ‘JuiceBox’ Klein as well.

Back to Kos:  While it’s nice that he’s putting out this apology, it really doesn’t matter what polling company he uses.  Whatever research he goes with , he’ll find some truthiness-based ‘data’ that will back up his progressive leanings.  The Tea Party folks will always be raaaaacist.  Republicans will never be anything except homophobes.  Conservatives will forever be evil.

Kos could stumble over an ocean of quintuple-certified double-blind third and fourth-party verified research that undoubtedly proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that cutting taxes would raise the urban poor’s living standards to that of the upper-middle class.  Moulitsas would read the findings, then piss and moan that tax cuts didn’t help the rural and suburban lower classes.

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Punk Pilferer Gets Pwned

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2010

If you’ve ever watched one of those History Channel documentaries about the Sixties, it seems like that time in American history was hopelessly infested by stink-bag hippie trash.  For a cop, the vast multitude of Beardo The Weirdo peace creeps must’ve presented a wonderful target-rich environment for the law enforcement officer that wasn’t afraid to give their billy club a vigorous field testing on the great unwashed draft-dodging masses.

Nowadays, the only time the Patchouli Ghoulies gather together in large groups is during globalization meetings.  One would think that would get the police stoked to practice their 1968  Democrat National Convention re-enactment routine.  Sadly, the local gendarmes at the Toronto G-20 summit are too busy harassing everybody but the scumfuck left-wing trustafarians.

Thankfully, Tim Blair found one civilian Canuck who tried to pick up the slack for the candy-ass Neu-Wave Toronto PD.

Good job, homie.

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Hey, look at that: The Second Amendment actually exists!

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2010

Say, does anybody still think Sam Alito isn’t gonna work on the Supreme Court anymore?

In today’s ruling, Associate Justice Samuel Alito cited the Fourteenth Amendment, legal precedent, the framers, and the intent of Congress in writing the majority opinion that extends the individual right to keep and bear arms to the states.
The Fourteenth Amendment says, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
In Monday’s 5-4 ruling, the court determined that the Second Amendment applies to states in the case of McDonald v. Chicago.

Admittedly, that’s pretty rockin’.

Matt over at the Conservative Hideout has an optimistic view of this decision.

This is the legal history of this nation, and you’ll never see any of it on the MSM, or in the schools.  I recall that at the Constitutional Convention, some wanted the Second to be the First.  They argued that without the ability to defend the other rights, they would be rendered irrelevant.  The founders knew that some level of government would eventually attempt to control and dominate the individual.  If the people are unable to defend them, all will be lost.  Thankfully, this court (at least a thin majority of them) understand this.

Click on the linkage, because he’s got some other insightful stuff going on over too.  He’s got a link to the opinion as well.

One thing I would add is that Matt is correct-the majority that supported the Second Amendment is thin.  Too thin for comfort to be perfectly honest. 

So far the Obama Admenstruation has had two cracks at nominating Supreme Court justices.  Both Sonya Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are featherweight left-wing numbskulls.  Assuming Kagan gets confirmed, both of these people will not be supportive of originalist arguments.  The only good thing about St. Barry’s Supreme Court picks is that it hasn’t changed the basic ideological make-up of the justices.  Bamster has more or less just swapped out older liberals for slightly newer liberals. 

That won’t necessarily be the case in the future.  If Obama gets another term, there’s no telling what damage he could do to the judicial system in America.  Conservatives and Tea Party activists rightly oppose Obama because of profligate spending.  It’s important that we also remember that the judiciary is at stake every four years.  If Originalists want more victories like the McDonald decision, they’re going to have to show up to vote in 2012 and kick Obama’s ass out of the White House.

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Just got done watching “Good Morning America”

Posted by KingShamus on June 29, 2010

So George Stephanopolous did an interview with Dolly Parton on “Good Morning America”.  Stephie brought up the fact that Dolly donated time and money to the relief efforts for the Nashville floods.

It was a fairly surreal moment.  Here we have a news reporter representing a news agency that has barely mentioned the devastation of Nashville and he’s going on and on about how Dolly’s been supporting her hometown through their recent hardship.  Amazing.

Ms. Parton is far too civil to say anything cross to Stephanopolous.  But I’d imagine it has to be galling for residents of the country music capital of the world to hear Georgie-Boy yip yap about the floods after ignoring the disaster. 

Where was the MSM during the Nashville floods?  They sure as shit played up the calamity in New Orleans during Katrina.  I don’t recall seeing Anderson Cooper whimpering on camera with a Nashvillian toddler cradled in his arms.  I can’t remember Geraldo Rivera cajoling President Obama to ‘Dooooooooo Something!!!!!!11111111eleventy!!!!!’ for the suffering people of Nashville. 

No.  None of that happened.  Instead, we have  George Stephanopolous casually mentioning “Oh yeah, those floods were sorta rough, right Dolly?”

It’s reminiscent of the Van Jones affair.  If you read the New York Times, you never heard anything about Van Jones until he fell on his sword.  You didn’t know he was an avowed communist.  You didn’t know about his fiery anti-American rhetoric.  You didn’t know he was Obama’s hand-picked “Green Jobs Czar”.  You didn’t realize that Glen Beck had exposed Van Jones’ left-wing nonsense. If you were a NYT reader, one day you opened up the paper and read how one of  St. Barry’s henchmen had left the Obama Admenstruation.

The same sort of media blackout occurred with the Nashville floods.  And the progressive movement wonders why conservatives think the media is hopelessly biased towards the left.

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Senator Robert Byrd-RIP

Posted by KingShamus on June 28, 2010


Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in American history, died Monday at the age of 92, a spokesman for the family said.

Byrd, a Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate since 1959, had been plagued by health problems in recent years and was confined to a wheelchair. He had skipped several votes in Congress in the past months. 

Jesse Jacobs, a family spokesman, said Byrd died peacefully at about 3 a.m. at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va. 

So ends the life of Robert C. Byrd.

As Ted Kennedy was a symbol of the moral rot within the modern Democratic Party, the career of Robert Byrd is a manifestation of a distinctly American type of political corrosion.  Much is made of the fact that Byrd was the longest serving member of the Senate in US history.  Why is that such a magnificent accomplishment?  It only means he was able to win a bunch of popularity contests over the years.  If Sauron-the head bad guy from Lord of The Rings-gave away $3.3 billlion in other people’s money to West Virginia, he’d be awfully popular with the voters as well.

You know who else polls really well, year after year, without fail?  Santa Claus.  Why?  Because he gives away free toys and all you have to do is behave yourself and you get a first class ticket on the Christmas gravy train.  Unlike jolly ol’ Saint Nick, Robert Byrd’s porky generosity came directly from the US taxpayers.  It’s quite easy to be Mister Awesomely Popular when there is never some federally subsidized boondoggle you’ll say no to. 

It would’ve taken real leadership for Senator Byrd to tell his constituents that they can’t have their cake (paid for by the other 49 states) and eat it too.  He probably wouldn’t have every left-wing douche fighting to fellate him for the last 50 years.  He might’ve lost an election and have to go back into private life.  He might not have been able to create a Senatorial fiefdom based on patronage and barely concealed graft.  Then again, he might instead be remembered as a responsible steward of taxpayer money.  It’s not nearly as sexy as ‘longest sitting Senator evah‘, but it would be a far more respectable legacy.

Let us not forget the overarching American concern over racism and Robert Byrd’s role in the evolution of racial policies in the nation.  The Senator was a former member of the KKK, but continued to kiss their asses for years after he allegedly left the group.

The ex-Klansman allegedly ended his ties with the group in 1943. He may have stopped paying dues, but he continued to pay homage to the KKK. Republicans in West Virginia discovered a letter Sen. Byrd had written to the Imperial Wizard of the KKK three years after he says he abandoned the group. He wrote: “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia” and “in every state in the Union.”

…The ex-Klansman vowed never to fight “with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

Although he later denounced the Ku Klux Klan, his renunciation didn’t stop him from fillibustering the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  He also had a habit of opposing black Supreme Court nominations; both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas got the thumbs down from Senator Byrd.  Only in the soft-bigoted topsy-turvy bizarro world of the American progressive movement can a man with that kind of record of blatant racism rise to become the ‘conscience of the Senate’.  The fact that such a rancorous bigot could soar to the heights of political grandeur is a testament the ‘power for power’s sake’ mentality within the contemporary Left.

There will always be racists.  There will forever be pockets of bigotry in America…and within our own hearts.  People are flawed and unfortunately racism is one of mankind’s unwashable sins.  Hatemongers will be with us in one form or another till the end of time.  But we don’t have to elevate racist dickbags like Senator Byrd to the pinnacle of American political life.

Having said all that, surely Byrd’s family is mourning the loss of a towering figure in their lives.  It is said that the Senator was a devoted family man and a born again Christian.  These things do not erase his public legacy.  But they are yet another sign that people are complicated creatures, capable of magnanimity, generosity and love or cruelty, selfishness and hate. 

It should also be noted that the Senator was ailing for quite some time.  It is hoped that with his passing from this world, Mr. Byrd finds the comfort and grace of his Creator.

Rest In Peace.

AWESOME UPDATE:  If you are not charitably inclined towards Senator Byrd…and I cannot say I blame you…take a spin over to Feed Your ADHD.  Snarky Basterd’s byline?  Hell.

Satan, [Ted] Kennedy’s rival for control of Hell, welcomed Byrd to his kingdom of filth.

“It is with great honor that I bestow the title of KKK Grand Dragon on Senator Byrd,” Satan said. “Only a true Democrat – and we’re all Democrats down here in Hell – could have uttered the great statements he has made over the years.”

Check that stuff out, yo.

ANOTHER AWESOME UPDATE:  Nick Gillespie has a nice cold shower for the Byrd-o-philes.  Oooof.

But it’s Byrd’s status as the Babe Ruth of pork-barrel spending and taxpayer-funded narcissism that is his real legacy and the one we should never forget or forgive. Here lies a man who pushed his home state to build a statue of him in defiance of a rule that such honorees be dead for 50 years.

Back in 2006, Citizens Against Government Waste called Byrd the “Emperor Palpatine of Pork” and gave him their lifetime achievement award

STILL ANOTHER AWESOME UPDATE:  Ed Driscoll has a nice take down.

President Obama’s potential words of praise to a racial demagogue far worse than even Rev. Wright himself should be especially interesting to watch.

ONE MORE AWESOME UPDATE: Greg at Rhymes With Right has a suggestion for Robert Byrd’s memorial.

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A Thought On Racism

Posted by KingShamus on June 27, 2010

Why do white liberals insist that the only ‘authentic’ black folk are either gangstas or leftists?

By now, Bill Maher’s “real black president” schtick has made the rounds, but hey, let’s revisit an old favorite.

You know, I thought when we elected a black president, we were gonna get a black president. You know, this is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt so they could see the gun in his pants. ‘We got a motherf—ing problem here?’ You know, shoot somebody in the foot. [Emphasis Mine]

This is the statement of a man who has very little interaction with black people.

Listen to the cadences and the lingo Maher uses.  It’s hackneyed in extremis.

What about Ward Connerly?  He’s black.  He’s conservative.  But is he authentic?

In 1998… [Julian] Bond attacked Proposition 209, an effort spearheaded by Connerly that effectively ended affirmative action in California’s public university system. Bond called white supporters of the measure “white racists,” and, referring to Connerly, said that “they are joined today by black self-haters and apologists.”

In a 1999 speech to the City Club in Cleveland, Ohio, Bond likened Connerly to Eugene “Bull” Connor, the notorious Birmingham sheriff who released police dogs and fire hoses on civil rights protesters in the 1960s.

According to race-hustler and reliable lefty Julian Bond, Ward Connerly isn’t really African-American.

Pathetic.  Disgusting.  Par for the course.

But why must it be like this?  And what can be done to reverse it?

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Protecting Your Little Jihadist

Posted by KingShamus on June 26, 2010

Murderous denunciation in 3…2…1:

I found this slice of fried gold over at Atlas Shrugs.  Gracias, Ms. Geller.

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In her world, Arizona doesn’t border Mexico

Posted by KingShamus on June 25, 2010

Perfect.  Just…perfect.

The first speaker is County Supervisor Peggy West of Milwaukee.  Of fucking course, she’s a Democrat.

On second thought, this cannot be real.  I refuse to believe it.  Nobody is so dumb as to comment about the Arizona immigration law without understanding key facets of the bill.


Never mind.

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Nobel Prize Winner and Notable Former Political Figure Likes Da Sexxxy Time

Posted by KingShamus on June 24, 2010

Al Gore:  Lady’s Man.

      The masseuse told investigators about an evening massage session during which Gore allegedly became enraged at times and tried to gain sexual favors from the woman.
       “I was shocked and I did not massage beyond what is considered a safe, nonsexual area of the abdomen,” she said. “He further insisted and acted angry, becoming verbally sharp and loud.”
      “I went into much deeper shock as I realized it appeared he was demanding sexual favors or sexual behaviors.” The woman said Gore grabbed her hand and shoved it toward his pubic area.
      She alleged he later tried to have sex with her and began caressing her before she squirmed out of his grasp.

What’s really cool?  This incident allegedly occurred in 2006.  So America gets the scoop on this minor little story a mere 4 years after the fact.  Anybody want to guess how long we’d have to wait if this was a Republican?  I’d say the press would be off to the races in about 4 minutes-tops. 

I’m gonna think about the liberals in my audience here for a second.  Al Gore has been a cult hero for the progressives ever since he threw a temper-tantrum over not winning the Florida vote count in Election 2000.  It would’ve been very helpful for the American left if they had been made aware of their super-genius savior’s monumentally horrible personal behavior.

If history has shown us anything, it’s that liberals are deathly afraid of not acknowledging their heroes’ character flaws.  [sarc/]

Update:  RSMcCainiac-lanche!  Thanks to Senor McCain himself and TOM readers for stopping by.  Go ahead, make yourself comfy and take a gander at my old nonsense.

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If It Was My Home

Posted by KingShamus on June 24, 2010

Say, what would happen if the Gulf Oil Spill happened in my home state?

Pretty much just the tip of the Garbage State is spared.  Connecticut and Rhode Island are affected.  Long Island gets a coating as well.  Taxachussetts?  Free light sweet crude, anyone?

I knew the leak was huge.  I had no idea just how massive it really was until now.  Yikes.  

I found this over at Little Miss Attila’s place.   Thank you very much.

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Petraeus to the rescue in Afghanistan

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2010

The general that saved Iraq is now being called to lead in Afghanistan.  Drew M. over at Ace’s place has an interesting take on it.

In some ways by picking the highest profile general in America, Obama is making Petraeus a partner in the war. Petraeus has laid it on the table that he will be back next year to report on whether or not the conditions are right to start withdrawing next year. Given who he is, what he’s accomplish, Americans are going to believe him. If he says to Congress “No, conditions don’t allow us to pull out”, then Obama has to live with that.

Obama could have played through McChrystal saying that and pulled out anyway. He can’t do that with Petraeus. Not after how he gets to that point.

I really thought Obama would suck up the story because keeping McChrystal was the easiest path to exiting in ’11. Firing McChrystal means giving people a chance to say, ‘give the new guy some more time’. But with Petraeus that pressure will be overwhelming. If he asks for it.

Boy oh boy, I hope Drew is right on this.

I’m…nervous.  Yes, Petraeus is a deft political operator.  Yes, he’s a smart guy who knows what he’s getting into.  And yes, Obama has tied himself to Petraeus in a way that he hadn’t done with McChrystal.  All these factors are deterrents against Obama’s natural peace creep instinct to bail out on the Afghanistan War. 

The problem for me is that Obama has a long history of throwing allies and kin under the bus.  Kal Penn, Tom Daschle, Bill Ayers, Reverend Jerry Wright, his own grandmother-all these people were very useful to the O’Bamster at one point or another.  Even with all their utility, when they became expendable Obama kicked their asses to the curb with relish.  These former associates now find themselves in some form of exile from the glory of St. Barry.

If family and political partners are disposable for the President, what makes Petraeus so special?

I just have a nasty feeling that General Petraeus is being set up for a fall. 

What ripples will a David Petraeus ‘failure’ create?  First, there will be the loss of the general’s prestige.  That would be a terrible shame, of course.  The man’s work in Iraq has earned him a far better fate than that.  More importantly though, if Petraeus is put into a position where he cannot win and ends up holding the bag for an Afghanistan defeat, American soldiers will be put into mortal danger.  Our men and women will be put into a meat-grinder for purely political reasons.  Further, a loss in Afghanistan would be a terrible signal of US weakness.  That means American lives will once again be placed into danger.  That’s the great threat here. 

Petraeus’ presence in the Afghan fray might be the thing that pushes the American effort over the finish line.  However, we’re entering very dangerous territory now.  We have a Commander-in-Chief that I cannot trust will not sabotage this thing in order to secure some sort of dip-shit leftist political win.  Petraeus will need all of his skills and smarts in order to navigate this next year.

UPDATE:  Dr. John at Flopping Aces has a slightly different reaction to the Rolling Stone article.

We Finally Learn What Causes Obama To Have A Sense Of Urgency

A bruised ego.

Nothing else moves him to urgency. Nothing seems to compel him to act.

Freezing in the south last year? Nope.

Do anything about the oil spill? Nope

Meet with head of BP? Uh-uh

Even mention the oil spill? No.

Visit the Gulf coast? Nope.

Meet with the Governor of Arizona? Nah.

Secure the borders? Not a chance.

But if you insult Obama? Instant reaction.

You really have to hand it to Gen. Stanley McChrystal. He can do something the worst ecological disaster in recent history could not do.

Get a prompt reaction out of Obama.

Hehehee.  Nice call, homie.

Still More:  If you read the Rolling Stone piece, there was some discussion about the rules of engagement that McChrystal had put into place.  The big problem regarding the ROE’s is that most soldiers felt the rules got them killed more often than not.  Whether the ROE’s were put into place by McChrystal or were misinterpreted by the officers lower down the chain of command is irrelevant at this point. 

Anyhoooo, Nice Deb sees a silver lining in the grey clouds of the McChrystal firing.

Was the whole awkward and embarrassing McChrystal affair, which culminated in his resignation, a blessing in disguise?

With the appointment of Petraeus as his replacement, and this report that the General is preparing to modify the rules of engagement in Afghanistan, “to make it easier for U.S. troops to engage in combat with the enemy”, I’d say, resoundingly, yes.

If Petraeus helps us win and keeps our soldiers from getting needlessly killed, he will move from being a mere national hero and become a legendary American figure. 

Good luck, General.

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A few questions about this whole McChrystal/Obama dust-up

Posted by KingShamus on June 23, 2010

Who the fuck still reads Rolling Stone Magazine? Moreover, what nit-wits in the Obama Admenstruation thought that Rolling Stone was still hip enough to merit being given a month of total access to General McChrystal?

First of all, Rolling Stone hasn’t been any kind of relevant since the mid to late 90’s. Even then, you could feel them drifting towards pop-princess obsolescence. Try reading an issue of RS now. Lady Gaga gets treated like a real artist and not like the third-gen xerox of a xerox Madonna rip-off that she actually is (By the way-Madonna ain’t that good to begin with).

If you want to find actual cutting edge bands, you’re much better off just digging around the internet. Chat up some friends and see what they like. Hell, you’ve got a great chance of beating Rolling Stone to the punch if you set up a Pandora radio station and let some computer geek’s mathematical algorithm figure out some groups you might like. In other words, if you want to get into music, there are several less expensive more informative avenues to explore than a dodgy overpriced supermarket rag.

Rolling Stone: Edgy like a bowling ball, and just as smart.

Then you get to RS’s political stance. Dear lord. What talentless hacks these left-wingers be. Matt Taibbi is the Strobe Talbott of modern paleo-socialist jag-offs. Reading a Taibbi piece is like time-traveling back to 1976. Jimmah Cawtah was just starting his journey from the peanut ranch to the political funny farm. American liberals were creaming their jeans in anticipation of entirely new ways to demoralize the nation. The Soviets were getting their Evil Empire on in interest. It must be nice to write as if it was still the Golden Age of your ideological movement without having to deal with the changes that come with the intervening years.

As for the editorial staff, they’ve been coated with a generous topping of candy ass liberalism: Sarah Palin is the Anti-Christ, the Tea Party is raaaaacist and St. Barry would be a great president if he just wasn’t so damn conservative. Fucking yawn.

Only in Obama’s dinosaur left-wing world is a magazine like Rolling Stone still even sorta cool. Bammy’s circle of geriatric numbskulls thought it was a brilliant idea to let a reporter from that publication get a month’s worth of face-time with the commander of our troops in Afghanistan. If it wasn’t just a set-up job to screw over McChrystal (which it very well could be), what the hell was the point? To score kool-kid cred with the 20 pony-tail wearing lefties that still read RS?

I keep hearing how up-to-date Obambi is. Lord knows, media tastemaker Jon Stewart spent most of 2009 huffing Barry’s dong just because Obama could hit a mid-range jump shot.

Ummmmmmmmmmmm, when was the super-cool President/Awesome Homeboy supposed to show up? My guess is that we’re stuck with the golf-addicted chainsmoker-in-chief who still thinks that Rolling Stone is the hipster bible.

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British Petroleum is pulling out all the stops

Posted by KingShamus on June 21, 2010

Manhattan Infidel gets us the scoop on the oil company’s latest attempt to stop the leak.

BP engineers, discouraged by their failure to end the leak in the Gulf of Mexico have resorted to a new, desperate tactic that they feel is “most promising.”

Beginning today BP engineers will lower dozens of 52 inch flat screen TVs to the ocean floor. Those TVs will broadcast World Cup soccer in hopes of putting the oil leak to sleep.

“This has never been tried before but in theory it has an excellent chance of succeeding” said an executive who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of BP and he is a Methodist.

Click that linkage. Trust me.

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Happy Father’s Day 2010

Posted by KingShamus on June 20, 2010

Gentleman (and ladies):  We have to face a very disheartening truth.

We live in an age of “Father Knows Least”.  Flick around the television channels for more than 5 minutes and you are bound to see a father figure portrayed as either a bumbling incompetent, a selfish jerk or some combination of the two.  The commercials that you try to avoid will be full of the same type of unlikable dads.  Movies are less prone to this cliché, but it’s still there often enough to be noticeable.

Marriage has traditionally been a way to bond a man with a woman, and by extension the children they create.  If marriage is an indicator of how much value society places on fatherhood, a look at the statistics [pdf file] tells a sad tale.  In 1970, the percentage of births to unmarried women was 10.7%.  By 2006, that number had risen to 38.5%.  If you break down those numbers by race, it gets even more discouraging.  

What is miraculous?  That with all the encouragement from society to abdicate the father role, there are still lots of men who are willing to stick around and be dads.  

So today, give your father a big hug, help him change the spark plugs on his car, make him a big juicy steak and tell him that he’s awesome.  Because he is.

Happy Father’s Day.

Sorta Related:  Darleen Click over at Protein Wisdom found this Dennis Prager clip on gratitude.  I thought it was appropriate for theme of the post.  We have much to be grateful for-including our dads.

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Obama has been “I Can Haz Cheezburger’d”

Posted by KingShamus on June 19, 2010

Oh, I’m sure there have been other pics of Obama incorporating this web meme done before.  But I think this one is especially timely.


Thanks to the Amusing Bunni.  This rulz.  Lolzor.

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Obama brings us everything he wants and nothing that we need

Posted by KingShamus on June 18, 2010

I was thinking about an old song lyric as I was reading this Krauthammer piece:

Pres. Barack Obama doesn’t do the mundane. He was sent to us to do larger things. You could see that plainly in his Oval Office address on the Gulf oil spill. He could barely get himself through the pedestrian first half: a bit of BP-bashing, a bit of faux-Clintonian “I feel your pain,” a bit of recovery and economic-mitigation accounting. It wasn’t until the end of the speech — the let-no-crisis-go-to-waste part that tried to leverage the Gulf Coast devastation to advance his cap-and-trade climate-change agenda — that Obama warmed to his task.

Pedestrian is beneath Obama. Mr. Fix-It he is not. He is world-historical, the visionary, come to make the oceans recede and the planet heal.

How? By creating a glorious, new clean-green economy. And how exactly to do that? From Washington, by presidential command, and with tens of billions of dollars thrown around. With the liberal (and professorial) conceit that scientific breakthroughs can be legislated into existence, Obama proposes to give us a new industrial economy.

Click that Dr. K linkage; it’s well worth the time.

What does everybody want to happen with this oil spill disaster? People just want the well to be capped and the oil to stop pouring into the ocean.  End the disaster.  Full stop.  Anything else is just superfluous.  And superfluous nonsense is just what Obama is proposing in response to this catastrophe. 

Let’s put it this way:  Suppose your house catches on fire.  You manage to get your husband and your kids out.  Then you immediately call 911.  The fire company shows up and just stands there while flames engulf your home.  You plead with the fire chief to make with the hoses and the spraying of the massive amounts of water.  He looks at you as if he was talking to a drooling window-licker, pats you on the head and says, “I’ve assigned an outside agency to look into the cause of the inferno and punish the company who made the defective wood that caught on fire.  Also, we’re going to research new futuristic homes that will be built out of non-flammable pixie dust and earth-friendly 100% renewable unicorn farts.”  As the fire chief is patronizing you with feel good platitudes, your house explodes, shooting balls of flame onto the surrounding homes in the neighborhood.

That line of bullshit, in a nutshell, is basically what President SuperCompetent McProblemSolver proposed to the American people in order to figure out the BP oil spill.  In fact, that’s what he’s been doing since he got sworn in.  Nobody wanted a 700 billion dollar do-nothing stimulus package, but that’s what Bammy insisted on.  Once people got a gander of cap and trade, they wanted no part of it.  The more people examined ObamaCare, the more they hated it.  Guess what?  Both CrapnTax and socialized medicine were voted in, with health care deform getting all the way to the President’s desk.    

At some point, there will be a price that Obama will have to pay for this blatant disregard of the people’s will.  You can’t always go against 50-70% of likely voters and get away with it.  If the President thinks he can go plow through that basic electoral math, he’s insane.  While that may be great for Republican prospects in 2010 and 2012, it doesn’t exactly help us in the here and now, when the country is begging for rationality and competence from it’s leaders.    

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Today’s Best Line

Posted by KingShamus on June 18, 2010

Courtesy of Ann Coulter:

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said [Alvin] Greene was not a “legitimate” candidate and called his victory “a mysterious deal.” (Yes, how could a young African-American man with strange origins, suspicious funding, shady associations, no experience, no qualifications, and no demonstrable work history come out of nowhere and win an election?)


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Happy Birthday to me

Posted by KingShamus on June 17, 2010

I just realized that yesterday this kwaaaazy Blog De KingShamus thingamajig turned one year old.  Huzzah!

What is really cool about doing the blog has been all the rad people I’ve been able to talk to here.  It’s an honor to be able to yakkety-yak about politics, entertainment, culture and other nonsense with ya’all.  Thank you very much for making BDKS a lot of fun for me to do.  Gentle Readers-you all rule. 

In celebration of the one year birthday of this here blog, here’s the first post I did.  Yeah, it’s pretty much ass.

Also:  Here’s a video of a chick making jello shots.  I’m catching a buzz just watching it.

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Maybe Charlie Crist isn’t a closet case?

Posted by KingShamus on June 17, 2010

Courtesy of Instapundit.

Can I just say this to my Sunshine State readers?

Great people of Florida: Do everybody in America a favor. End Charlie Crist’s career ASAFP.

You guys are making us a little nervous with these wacky poll numbers.

Just sayin’, Floridians. Just sayin’.

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