April 25, 2009

Political Correctness Run Amuck

Beachwood, Ohio, has canceled its annual Fourth of July Recreational Baseball League All-Star Game for 9-to 12-year-olds because "singling out certain kids as better players than others can hurt youthful self-confidence".
Santas in Sydney are rebelling against attempts to replace their traditional greeting of "ho, ho, ho," with "ha, ha, ha," because "ho, ho, ho," could be derogatory to women.

The Portsmouth, England, City Council informed a woman with an inflatable two-foot wading pool in her backyard that she must have a lifeguard on duty.

(NF: She should get an inflatable one.)

The British Youth Justice Board recommended that youths who hang around in groups committing anti-social acts should no longer be referred to as "gangs" because some youths who hang around in groups committing anti-social acts might find the word offensive.

In Tunbridge Wells, England, the borough council has banned the term "brainstorming" and replaced it with "thought showers," saying they fear the phrase might offend epileptics or the mentally ill.

Officials in West Cross, Wales, have announced plans to cut down a 50-foot pine tree in the village green because pine needles are sharp and might poke someone.

A high school senior in Apple Valley, Minn., was expelled for violating her school's zero-tolerance weapons policy when she purchased an 18-inch "Lord of the Rings" souvenir sword as a Father's Day gift while on a spring break choir trip in England 4,000 miles away.

(NF: perhaps they were afraid she would create an army of Uruk-hai.)

(Former) Attorney General Michael Mukasey, explaining the lack of prosecutions in the Justice Department scandals, says that "not every violation of the law is a crime."

A village drama group in Kent, England, preparing to stage "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" for their Christmas play, has been told that they have to change the term "dwarfs" to "gnomes" or "guardians of the forest."
In Los Angeles, a TV director was detained for five hours by airport security after he commented that he was there to "shoot a pilot."

(NF: The TSA hard at work (hardly working). )

St. Nicholas has been banned from kindergartens in Vienna, Austria, because public officials say that the sight of a strange man with a beard might "create fear" in small children.

(NF: Let's hope that Jesus makes his return clean-shaven.)

April 22, 2009

Sci-Fi Phooey!

We watched the new "The Day the Earth Stood Still" despit
e its awful reviews.

We figured that's
their opinion and besides, the CGIs will probably make it worthwhile.

The movie was a huge disappointment.
Especially Gort. When it morphed into a swarm of robotic insect-thingys, what was that all about?

When the earth stood still (finally), it was like an afterthought.

And the ending? Well it ended. Abruptly. Like this sentence.
What was that all about?

Oh well, there's always the new Star Trek prequel, which BTW, is getting excellent reviews.

Beam me up, Mr. Scott

April 20, 2009

Our Commander-in-Chief

Remember Barack Hussein Obama's surprise stopover in Iraq a few weeks ago?
And the cheering soldiers?

Well, here's a different take on it:

Obama's Potemkin military reception
According to a sergeant in Iraq:
We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.

April 15, 2009

Right-Wing Extremism

A recently unclassified government report warns against the possibility of violence by “right-wing extremists".

The PDF File

Michelle Malkin:

"One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report — which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election."

John Lillpop at Canada Free Press
wrote a wonderful satire You Are A Right-Wing Extremist IF:
... but I wouldn't bet money that the left-wing howling mad Barking Moonbats don't take it as the gospel.

I guess I'm one (a RWE, NOT a LWHMBM) because I agree with over half of John's list, including:

  • I Believe that 9/11 was more serious than Watergate.
  • I Wear an American flag (and a 'My Son is A Marine') pins.
  • I Want America’s borders secured.
  • I Believe that Mexico is a foreign nation and Spanish is a foreign language.
  • I Doubt that Islam is really a “Religion of Peace”.
  • I Sing the National Anthem with my hand over my heart.
  • I Fly Old Glory on Flag Day and Independence Day (actually, Old Glory is on our balcony 365 days a year).
  • I Believe that preventing voter fraud is more important than empowering illegal aliens, felons, and the deceased with the vote.
  • I Believe that labor unions should be subjected to anti-trust laws.
  • I Dispute the belief that the economic meltdown was worth it in order to open home ownership to more people of color.
  • I Believe that the U.S. should spend more money on national defense than on foreign aid.
  • I Suspect that Nancy Pelosi is dumber than a pound of recycled botox.
  • I Have never applied for food stamps or welfare.
  • I Dislike Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and other communist dictators.
  • I Argue that global warming is little more than hot air circulated by liberals for “green” profit.
  • I Want the UN out of America and America out of the UN.
Are you paying attention yet?

April 09, 2009

BOW -Wow

The White House is denying that Barack Hussein Oba
ma BOWED to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London.
"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
So then Obama bent over to, what, talk to the King's right elbow?

Perhaps we need to define bow.

Look at the picture. That is Barack Hussein Obama bowing to a foreign potentate.

It's practically a curtsy.

POTUS bows to No ONE.

Until now.

Still need convincing?

Check out the video. It CLEARLY shows Barack Hussein Obama bowing to the the king, THEN reaching with both hands to grasp the king's right hand.

So Mr. Robert Gibbs ("I think he bent over with both, to shake - with both hands to shake his hand ..."), You are a LIAR.

Are you paying attention yet?

April 06, 2009

A Personal Thank You

... to the two Army helicopter pilots making an unscheduled stop at my son'
s base in Iraq.

His team was due to leave their FOB, the first step in returning home, but
were told that air ops were being halted due to an approaching storm. They could expect a 3-day delay.

My USMC son heard the choppers, checked the board, asked a few questions, and long story short - they got a ride out just ahead of the storm.

The Army pilots dropped them and all their gear off where they needed to be in Baghdad before taking off for their own base.

Thanks to you good guys, my son and his team should make all their scheduled connections and we will see him soon!

Ooo Rah!

What Goes Around...

Khadija Abdul Qahaar -aka- Ms Beverly Giesebrecht, a Canadian journalist who converted to Islam after 9-11, is not enjoying the first-hand experience of Taliban hospitality.

"It is my hope that this will inspire others to Islam and to take a stand against this shameful war on 'terrorism."

"I need somebody to help me," Qaahar pleaded on the most recent video. "My government — the Canadian government, the Pakistan government — I want to go home."

President Polarizer

So much for unifying the country.

The PEW Research Center:
For all of his hopes about bipartisanship, Barack Obama has the most polarized early job approval ratings of any president in the past four decades.

The 61-point partisan gap in opinions about Obama's job performance is the result of a combination of high Democratic ratings for the president -- 88% job approval among Democrats -- and relatively low approval ratings among Republicans (27%).

Barack Hussein Obama rates lower than Jimmy 'Goober' Carter, the worst president ever.

Until Now.

April 05, 2009

Guns & Missiles & Nukes, Oh My!

Barack Hussein Obama has called for a "world without nuclear weapons", which means that we (The USA) will have none while North Korea and Iran continue developing them.

Make no mistake, that is what they are doing.

And I'm pretty sure that Russia, India and Pakistan will not be giving up their entire arsenals. Maybe a few older bombs,
you know, to look good.

How secure does that make you feel?

It's kinda like the anti-gun lobby wanting to
disarm the citizens by legislating gun control.

All this does is prevent the honest folks who believe in self-protection from having the means to do just that.

Meanwhile the bad guys keep their guns.

So the next time you're confronted by someone waving something that shoots a supersonic projectile (bullet) in a shopping center parking lot, or in your workplace, or classroom, or even in your own home, maybe you can quote the proposed gun control laws to them.

April 03, 2009

Mark These Words

Having taken over the Census Bureau, Barack Hussein Obama and his merry band of liberals are reshaping the electoral landscape.

Michelle Malkin:

Obama Census Plan: No illegal Alien Left Behind
The immediate agenda of the left-wing census volunteer groups: freezing immigration raids.

The long-term goal: Exploiting the massive population of illegal aliens to redraw the political map and secure a permanent ruling majority.

Mark these Words: There will be a push to abolish presidential term limits.

The Obama Youth


GIVE "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education" Act
- and -
SERVE (Senate)

SERVE would provide some kind of volunteer program for virtually all ages. It also concentrates efforts in low-income communities.

Michelle Malkin:
...In addition to recruiting up to 250,000 enrollees in AmeriCorps, the GIVE/SERVE bills would create new little armies of government volunteers, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps, Veterans Service Corps, and an expanded National Civilian Community Corps for disaster relief and energy conservation.

... Spending would include new funds for a Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund -- $50 million in 2010; $60 million in 2011; $70 million in 2012; $80 million in 2013; and $100 million in 2014.
Social Innovation Fund? It is essentially a special taxpayer-funded pipeline for radical liberal groups backed by billionaire George Soros that masquerade as public-interest do-gooders.
...AmeriCorps "volunteers" have been put to work lobbying against the voter-approved three-strikes anti-crime initiative in California and protesting Republican political events while working for the already heavily tax-subsidized liberal advocacy group ACORN.
D.C. watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste also documented national service volunteers lobbying for rent control, expanded federal housing subsidies and enrollment of more women in the Women, Infants and Children welfare program. AmeriCorps volunteers have also been paid to shuffle paper at the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Legal Services Corporation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
(Now, imagine Obama's troops being sent overseas -- out of sight and unaccountable -- as part of that $10 million a year USAID/Volunteers for Prosperity program. )
One vigilant House member, GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx, successfully attached an amendment to the GIVE Act to bar National Service participants from engaging in political lobbying; endorsing or opposing legislation; organizing petitions, protests, boycotts or strikes; providing or promoting abortions or referrals; or influencing union organizing.
Supporters of GIVE/SERVE are now fighting those restrictions tooth and nail, screaming censorship and demanding the provisions be dropped -- which tells you everything you need to know about the true nature of this boondoggle. Taxpayers GIVE their money to SERVE a big government agenda under the guise of helping their fellow man.
JetJaguar suggests we call it Obama Youth.

BTW, we already have volunteer service organizations. They are called the US ARMY, US AIR FORCE, US NAVY and US MARINE CORPS. And for the non-military inclined, the Peace Corps.

Are you paying attention yet?

April 02, 2009

One Scary Guy

Harold Koh.

Nominated by Barack Hussein Obama to be the State Department's Legal advisor.

Read about it HERE

Why so scary?

Instead of being a
strong defender of America's sovereignty, Mr. Koh argues that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

Including, apparently, the world of radical imams.

A New York lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why shari'a law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."
And. Mr. Koh is reportedly on the short list for SCOTUS .

Imagine the SCOTUS applying Shari'a
It could happen.

Gutless Congressman

THIS is what is representing me in Congress.

Cavuto vs Gutless Congressman

NO, I did not _nor will I EVER_ vote for him.
Alan Grayson (Democrat/FL) --->