Archive for April, 2012

1IDVET:

The shit is getting deep around here.

Originally posted on Mountain Republic:

Barack Obama is desperately milking the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden even though the entire episode was a hoax from start to finish. Check out the plethora of evidence below.


10 Facts That Prove The Bin Laden Fable Is a Contrived Hoax

by Paul Joseph Watson
Originally published May 9, 2011

Merely a week after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, there is literally a deluge of evidence that clearly indicates the whole episode has been manufactured for political gain and to return Americans to a state of post-9/11 intellectual castration so that they can be easily manipulated in the run up to the 2012 election. Here are ten facts that prove the Bin Laden fable is a contrived hoax….

1) Before last Sunday’s raid, every intelligence analyst, geopolitical commentator or head of state worth their salt was on record as stating…

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1IDVET:

Watch your back. The eco-tards are losing their collective minds.

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:

The climate scaremongers are losing the public relations battle on global warming—and it’s driving them absolutely batty.

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How’s that progressivism working out for ya?

Here in Kalifornia, you get to see just how screwed up that shit is. This state is so boned.

Joel Kotkin

The New Class Warfare

California’s superwealthy progressives seem intent on destroying middle-class jobs.

Few states have offered the class warriors of Occupy Wall Street more enthusiastic support than California has. Before they overstayed their welcome and police began dispersing their camps, the Occupiers won official endorsements from city councils and mayors in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Irvine, Santa Rosa, and Santa Ana. Such is the extent to which modern-day “progressives” control the state’s politics.

But if those progressives really wanted to find the culprits responsible for the state’s widening class divide, they should have looked in a mirror. Over the past decade, as California consolidated itself as a bastion of modern progressivism, the state’s class chasm has widened considerably. To close the gap, California needs to embrace pro-growth policies, especially in the critical energy and industrial sectors—but it’s exactly those policies that the progressives most strongly oppose.

Even before the economic downturn, California was moving toward greater class inequality, but the Great Recession exacerbated the trend. From 2007 to 2010, according to a recent study by the liberal-leaning Public Policy Institute of California, income among families in the 10th percentile of earners plunged 21 percent. Nationwide, the figure was 14 percent. In the much wealthier 90th percentile of California earners, income fell far less sharply: 5 percent, only slightly more than the national 4 percent drop. Further, by 2010, the families in the 90th percentile had incomes 12 times higher than the incomes of families in the 10th—the highest ratio ever recorded in the state, and significantly higher than the national ratio.

via The New Class Warfare by Joel Kotkin, City Journal Spring 2012.

I’m not an economist and don’t claim to be one, but, I know failure when I see it. And every time Keynesian economics has been tried, it has failed miserably.

Here’s an article from CATO that should remind you of that very fact.

Doubling Down on Failure: Former Obama Official Calls for U.S.-Financed Keynesian Spending Binge in Europe

Posted by Daniel J. Mitchell

There’s an old saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. This certainly is a good description of Keynesians, who relentlessly push more government spending as some sort of magic potion for the economy – notwithstanding a record of failure.

The latest example if Larry Summers, the former economist for the Obama White House, who says Europeans need to make government bigger.

Here is some of what he writes for today’s Washington Post.

European efforts to contain crisis have fallen short. …Much of what is being urged on and in Europe is likely to be not just ineffective but counterproductive to maintaining the monetary union, restoring normal financial conditions and government access to markets, and reestablishing economic growth. The premise of European policymaking is that countries are overindebted and so unable to access markets on reasonable terms, and that the high interest rates associated with excessive debt hurt the financial system and inhibit growth. The strategy is to provide financing while insisting on austerity, in hopes that countries can rein in their excessive spending enough to restore credibility, bring down interest rates and restart economic growth.

The good news is that Summers recognizes that there has been “excessive spending.” The bad news is that he uses the wrong definition of austerity.

via Doubling Down on Failure: Former Obama Official Calls for U.S.-Financed Keynesian Spending Binge in Europe | Cato @ Liberty.

Funny how shit works in the realm of Obama and his cronies. Hugo Chavez couldn’t be more proud, I’m sure of it. Tyrant in the White House, tyrant at DOJ.

Still waiting for the outrage…

Cries of racism in 3, 2, 1…

Trayvon: 46 Days; Fast and Furious: 527 Days and Counting

By M. Catharine Evans

The Attorney General of the State of Arizona should charge the Attorney General of the United States with negligent homicide in the deaths of Agents Terry, Zapata and Mexican nationals.

Sound extreme?

Not really. The government sanctioned program of allowing convicted felons to sell guns to drug cartels without interdiction resulted in cold-blooded murder, yet no one has been charged. Contrast that with the frenzied rush to judgment in the Trayvon Martin case.

The 16-month Fast and Furious investigation has been virtually drip, drip, drip. In addition, the Mexican government has been eerily quiet about gun walking weapons used to kill its own citizens. Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, keeps threatening to get to the bottom of it and the mainstream media folks won’t touch anything not approved by the regime.

But fortunately for us, the Obama administration decided to exploit the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

The barrage of protests, press conferences, high level official confabs and media headlines demanding George Zimmerman’s arrest for the shooting of 17-year old Martin provide a sharp contrast to the last year and a half of perjured testimony, media blackouts and stonewalling by the DOJ in the gunwalking fiasco.

via Articles: Trayvon: 46 Days; Fast and Furious: 527 Days and Counting.

I find it difficult to believe that old boy has had a boner for 20 months. 

Just goes to show, here in Kalifornia, they’ll sue over anything.

Calif. Man Sues BMW For Persistent Erection

SAN FRANCISCO (WWJ) – BMW North America has probably had to deal with plenty of unusual lawsuits, but one filed last week may be a first — a California man says the seat on his motorcycle has given him an erection he just can’t shake.

Henry Wolf of California is suing BMW America and aftermarket seatmaker Corbin-Pacific claiming his issue began after a four-hour ride on his 1993 BMW motorcycle, with a ridge like seat. Wolf is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and what he calls “general damage.”

He said he’s had the erection non-stop for 20 months. And it comes with another side effect: The lawsuit says Wolf is “now is unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”

via Calif. Man Sues BMW For Persistent Erection « CBS Detroit.

1IDVET:

Update 4 from Mike McDaniel.

I particularly liked this:

The fundamental question in the Martin case is whether George Zimmerman legitimately employed self-defense and whether the force he used in so doing was reasonable and thereby lawful.  The tool Zimmerman employed matters not.  If Zimmerman was justified in the use of force, or whether he was not, the instrument he used—knife, screwdriver, hammer, motor vehicle, baseball bat, or even a rock—is simply not the issue.  However, if Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force, his legally carried handgun did precisely what it was designed to do, precisely what we expect such weapons to do: it saved his life and stopped a potentially deadly crime.  The gun control argument must always ignore the undeniable utility and value of firearms to the individual, particularly those who are not young or strong.

Originally posted on Stately McDaniel Manor:

The first three updates In the Martin case have focused on background information relating to the criminal justice system.  That information may be found in the SMM Trayvon Martin Case Archive.  I’ll begin this article with a map of the area where events occurred, and explain the issues relating to self defense, including how the police tend to view it.  I’ll refer back to the map as the article progresses.

Map of Trayvon Martin Case Area

Self Defense:

The doctrine of self-defense has its origin, arguably, in the beginning of God’s history with the Jews.  In his excellent book The Gifts of the Jews, Thomas Cahill asserts that it was only when God spoke to Abraham, and Abraham heard and obeyed, that everything changed for mankind.  Prior to that moment, man lived in obedience to kings, to gods dreamed up by man.  He had no past, no future, and all of life was…

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