Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celebutards are shallow and daft...

I sort of like Simon Pegg. You know..."Shaun of the Dead"...and Scotty in the new Star Trek film. Of course, he's not a MENSA candidate...and he seems to be rather oblivious to reality. Take this Tweet, for example:

Fingers crossed for healthcare reform in the US. Seems strange there's even a debate having grown up with the NHS. Free vs expensive ... hmm
Yeah...that sums up the argument.

Well, Simon...NHS, huh? It's truly...what...fantastic?

The NHS fails again, and again it seems nobody is to blame

NHS 'fails to involve patients'

System that puts targets before patients fails NHS

Man Dies After the NHS Fails to Diagnose a Stroke Three Times

NHS fails the elderly

Labour hid ugly truth about National Health Service (NHS)

Billions squandered as the NHS fails to deliver

NHS 'fails' youngsters with muscle diseases

NHS dentistry fails Preston youngsters

NHS fails to act on dementia: NAO

Here's my favorite, Simon:

A PATIENT was left infertile after doctors operating on his testicle removed the wrong one.
Another Celebutard weighs in on the argument, and offsets a feather. Staggering intellect...indeed.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Watching the bowl swirl...

Last week I provided a quick lesson in "demographic marginalization" to Matt Damon. This week, the audience (or lack thereof) is teaching him the same lesson.

Breitbart's Big Hollywood has the story. In short...Damon's film was made for $100 Million (on paper). It pulled in a putrid $14.5 Million upon debut. I said it before. I'll say it again:

Hi...I'm Matt Damon. I stand on an "X", face the lense, and regurgitate words that someone wrote for me. That, of course, qualifies me as a world class thinker. You should listen to me and take heed because I'm cerebral. I'm Matt Damon.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Equal Opportunity Stupidity and Duplicity...

City education officials discriminated against an Arabic-language school principal when they canned her for making comments to The Post defending students who wore shirts with the words "Intifada NYC," according to a ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In the decision, released by her supporters yesterday, the EEOC says the Education Department "succumbed to the very bias that creation of the school was intended to dispel."

Debbie Almontaser, who headed up the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn, told The Post in 2007 that "intifada" on the shirts meant simply "shaking off oppression" and was not an endorsement of the Palestinian uprising against Israel.

Therefore, no one would be upset if I sported a T-shirt that stated:

"Fight Pedophelia...don't acknowledge Mohammad."
Right? Same premise...right...Bueller...Bueller? Or maybe I'll just draw a cartoon of Mohammad throwing stones at a rape victim.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bait and Switch techniques by the media on AGW

Does anyone else find it amusing that USA Today puts the following headline/graphic display out front and center:

Here's the by-line they used.

Questions about research slow climate change efforts
Then...the entire voluminous article is a puff piece to give Michael Mann (discredited Hockey Stick theory dreamer) and life long political hack/mouthpiece/environmental zealot, Carol Browner an opportunity to zing the skeptics while conveniently limiting the absolute turmoil and negative exposure they have experienced due to truth seeing the light of day.

Classic bait and switch. Patently obvious, though.

UPDATE: Take a gander at the comments to the article. The media truly underestimates the motivation and intelligence of their dwindling readers. Its gimmic articles such as this that make those numbers continue to dwindle.

Alphabet words...

This has got to be the most politically correct stupidity so far. Ok...ready? I'm going to write a sentence that, apparently, offends. Here goes:

"My car was going too fast so I tapped the brakes to retard the velocity a bit."

That's right. The above sentence is offensive to some folks. Those same folks think that everyone should be offended and refuse to use the word retard. You can't ban words with more than one meaning. It's idiotic.

Think I'm embellishing the effort being made to void a word. Look:

Spread the Word to end the Word
Youtube R-word campaign
R-word listings

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I hope the matzoh ball soup was cold...

*Heh*...Biden is in Israel flexing his Vice Presidential muscles trying to give the impression that the President he represents is interested in a peace initiative between Israel and the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu used the occasion to announce that Israel will build a further 1,600 housing units in a Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.


What was Biden's response?

After the settlements announcement, Mr Biden arrived 90 minutes late for dinner with Mr Netanyahu.
Netanyahu and the crew probably got a kick out of this. The only ones inconvenienced were, likely, those preparing the meal.

Incidentally, this is the same "hardline" diplomacy used by the White House in dealing with the jack-assery presented by the Iranians and their obsession with securing nuclear capability. The current administration is, obviously, consistently inept across the board.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Those nasty Catholics...

DUBLIN (AP) -- Police in Ireland on Tuesday arrested seven people over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

Irish police said four men and three women were detained in raids across the south of the country.

The force says the arrests were part of an investigation into a ''conspiracy to murder an individual in another jurisdiction.''

The force offered the statement in response to a question about Lars Vilks, whom Britain's Press Association news agency identified as the target.
Good luck ID'ing the physical appearances or motivational beliefs of the culprits...

I could be wrong. Might be Presbyterians...In any event, here is the offending cartoon that serves to motivate murder:



JERUSALEM — Calling Washington’s ties to Israel “unshakable,” Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. opened talks with Israeli leaders on Tuesday, part of a concerted American effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and keep Israel focused on sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program rather than unilateral military action.
Joe the gaffe machine makes a definitive statement calling our relationship with Israel "unshakable." Well...Israelis....RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The big shut-up is coming...

I saw this over at Protein Wisdom. It was a quick blurb stating... "Mock a vegan, go to jail." The Brits are seriously considering giving special rights protection of vegans and a host of other entities/ non-entities.


You see, the true end game has finally become apparent to my pointly little head. I say full speed ahead on creating bureaucratic nonsense policy that protects everyone and everything from the outside potential to offend. And, then, I shall enact my plan:

Simply put, I shall lobby for legislative protection as a valued believer in offending whomever I damn well please. I shall be a protected shall sayeth the law...for I shall be A PROTECTED CURMUDGEON!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A lesson in self-important idiocy...

"Well, you and the Democrats have been in charge now for over a year and not one banking regulation has been reinstated. We don't have universal health care. The war in Afghanistan has escalated. And tens of thousands of Americans continue to lose their jobs and be thrown out of their homes," Moore wrote.
Just the concept of these self-important half-wit celebutards writing "open letters" to the White House is, in itself, a hoot. Michael Moore is the culprit this time.

The troglodytical hypocrisy is on display in living color as the Docu-Dirigible seems to think that the failure to secure Universal Healthcare connects in the ongoing job loss statistics. The two are mutually opposed. The market understands that rather well. Moore...not so much.

New Hampshire leading the way into the Abyss...

The tax was added late in the state budget process last summer, and as rules were being developed to administer it complaints from business began to grow. A lawsuit is still in court that challenges the state's attempt to collect the tax for all of 2009, even though the bill did not take effect until the middle of last year.

Lynch said he does not think the state "I don't see New Hampshire as becoming a place unfriendly to business that's not what I hear," he said. "In fact, many people tell me it is the best place in New England to do business."
The tax in question is the Limited Liability Company (LLC). Governor Lynch now wants to consider repealing it, as the purpose (closing a tax loophole) is null and void...since tax experts are already showing that there are other ways around it.

I just find it amusing that Lynch states outright that he doesn't think that New Hamphsire is becoming a place unfriendly to business...


CONCORD – New Hampshire's Senate has given preliminary approval to entering a 10-state regional effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions to preserve the state's climate and way of life.

The Senate voted 16-8 yesterday to ask its Finance Committee to review a bill that implements the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative known as RGGI.

Gov. John Lynch believes the initiative will help New Hampshire's environment and economy.
This is a state initiative to institute "Cap and Trade" legislation. View it at any angle and it kicks business in the teeth.

Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack says New Hampshire's electric users will pay higher rates regardless of New Hampshire participating in RGGI. That's because New Hampshire buys about half its power from a wholesale market whose rates will rise as other states' power producers buy RGGI allowances and pass on the costs to ratepayers.
It's high time those wacky scientists in Korea create a genetic path so that we can create two separate mouths on politicians. That way, we can keep the rhetoric categorized.


DAMNING reports on the state of the National Health Service, suppressed by the government, reveal how patients’ needs have been neglected.

They diagnose a blind pursuit of political and managerial targets as the root cause of a string of hospital scandals that have cost thousands of lives.

The harsh verdict on the state of the NHS, after a spending splurge under Labour between 2000 and 2008, raises worrying questions about the future quality of the health service as budgets are squeezed.
It doesn't get any clearer than this. The United Kingdom's nationalized healthcare is a deadly joke. Caress the three paragraphs above and then think about the lack of transparancey, lack of consideration for the will of the people, and outright contempt displayed by the Democrats and President Obama in their pursuit of something very similar.


This is about control of private lives and the force feeding of what politicians perceive to be necessary lifestyle management. The simple truth is that government has no business attempting to run your healthcare. The paramount truth is that they don't have the character or the competence to do so.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Greek and a German go into a bar...

Germany, Europe's biggest economy, is widely seen as the most likely candidate to help prevent what would be a disastrous Greek default but there is strong opposition in the country against such a move.

Greek politicians have bristled over insulting headlines in the German press and editorials denouncing the corruption there, although Papandreou himself has acknowledged the problem.
Yeah...corruption. Um...I suppose that's a euphemism for "Socialism." Greece is a socialist country. In fact, while they teeter on the default cliff they are STILL raising taxes in an effort to stave the flow. We are talking about a country that has a public sector holiday allowance where the government can freeze private sector pensions.

Socialism = Corruption.

I just find it amusing that Greece, the most Socialistic of the European Union is in dire straights...and now requires Germany (the most Capitalistic of the European Union) to bail them out. Greece's plan in that regard? Cutting taxes? Limiting spending? Boltering private business?

Nah...Greece wants Germany and the rest of the EU to leverage their own economic ratings to secure better credit for Greece in world markets. In other words, they want to go further in debt, and drag the more solvent members of the EU down with them.

Ahhhhh...Socialism. It's what's for dinner.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Millard Fillmore was more pale than James Buchanan

This month, the Census Bureau will remind Americans that racial classifications remain an integral part of the country's social and legal fabric while, at the same time, recognizing that racial lines are blurring for a growing number of people such as Harvey. The government will give the nation's more than 308 million people the opportunity to define their racial makeup as one race or more.

The agency expects the number of people who choose multiple races to be significantly higher than the 2000 Census, when the government first allowed more than one race choice. Responses to this year's survey will provide for the first time a glimpse at the evolution of racial identification: Those who were children in 2000 and were identified as one race by their parents may respond differently as adults today and select more than one.

"It's a historic opportunity to see how things have changed or how things have not changed," says Nicholas Jones, chief of the Census Bureau racial statistics branch. Multiracial Americans are "one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the country. There's an increasing number of children born to parents of different races."
Why? What is the point of trying to count individuals based on ancestral origin and the amount of melanin content in their skin. It seems arbitrary...and somewhat segregational in a categorical sense.

Why does the government ask about race and ethnicity?

Federal agencies need the information to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination laws such as the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act, fair employment practices and affirmative action mandates.
Load of crap answer. They cannot monitor anything by keeping a mere total. Additionally, the very fact that parties filling out the census can now mix and match according to their whims (on the honor system) corrupts any data acquired.

But, more importantly...the Voting Rights Act, Civil Rights Act, fair employment practices and affirmative action mandates simply violate the purposes for their creation. Advantages are created for those possessing more melanin or estrogen. That contradicts the philosophy of equal opportunity.

Ditch the racial boxes altogether in the census and you're on the right track. And, incidentally, we are all a minority and a majority of one. Even identical twins possess differences in appearance, intelligence, personality etc... The term minority as it applies to races et al is an absolute misnomer. It's about time people set the race thing aside and acted honestly.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sexual Orientation Hyposcrisy...

“Sadly, a court that was with us a year ago was unable to be with us on Tuesday. I am heartened by Justice Moreno’s dissenting opinion and his eloquent words that ‘even a narrow, limited exception to the promise of full equality strikes at the core of…the guarantee of equal treatment.’”
These are the words of John A. Pérez, newly installed speaker of the California Assembly.

Equal treatment, of course, suggests that one's sexual orientation should not be of issue when being sworn in as Speaker...yes?

Reporting from Sacramento - There were rubber ducks on legislators' desks and a chorus belting out a Broadway show tune as John A. Pérez was sworn in as the new speaker of the California Assembly on Monday.
I'll say it again...the homosexual community, and its leaders incessantly barrage the media with statement after statement pleading to be treated just as everyone else. Then, in the next breath, they are organizing "gay pride" parades, and lobbying for special civil rights based only on sexual orientation.

In this case, the swearing in of a Speaker should be only that...the swearing in of a Speaker. Why does it matter what his sexual orientation might be? And, why this?

Those at Monday's swearing-in were treated to, among other songs, "A Brand New Day," a tune from the Broadway show "The Wiz," by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. Each guest also received a yellow rubber duck emblazoned with the Assembly seal and the words "Speaker John A. Pérez."

Car Business as usual...

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation of the cars’ power steering (General Motors) in January after receiving more than 1,100 complaints, including reports of 14 crashes and one injury. But the new recall, while large, is unlikely to hurt G.M. the way Toyota has been damaged by its recalls, in part because G.M. says the cars can be safely controlled and the problem has not resulted in any serious injuries or deaths.
There is that...and...well...G.M. doesn't have to participate in a dog an pony show before a congressional commission made up of interrogators who took in significant campaign cash from the United Auto Workers Union.

Thanks for the help, guys...but no thanks...

In case you're wondering what "advice" to the media came out of the White House campaign machine this past's obvious if you look closely. In a period of two days, the Washington Post and the New York Times started their efforts to select the Republican presidential candidate for 2012. You will recall that the liberal slanted media (in general) handed us McCain, knowing full well that he was a lame duck from the onset.

Who's the weakling they're pushing this time?

Set a group of plugged-in conservatives to talking presidential politics, and you’ll get the same complaints about the 2012 field.

Mitt Romney? He couldn’t make the voters like him last time ... Sarah Palin? She’d lose 47 states ... Mike Huckabee? Better as a talk-show host ... Tim Pawlenty, Jim DeMint, Bobby Jindal, David Petraeus? Too blah, too extreme, too green, and stop dreaming ...

But murmur the name Mitch Daniels, and everyone perks up a bit. Would he win? Maybe not. But he’d be the best president of any of them ...
Well, the NY Times has selected Mitch Daniels for us. thanks.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the nominal GOP front-runner, named Matt Rhoades, who served as communications director for his 2008 presidential campaign, as the head of his Free and Strong America PAC -- a move greeted with approving nods by many in the Republican chattering class. Romney, in his own address at CPAC, sounded every bit the party leader, denouncing the Obama administration as a "failure" while offering a -- somewhat surprising -- defense of the policies put in place by President George W. Bush, policies that Romney criticized during his presidential bid.
The Washington Post has selected Mitt Romney for the great unwashed extremist Republicans. Then, they decided to push him again in the event that we missed their first directive.

Not a mention of Mike Pence in the whole she-bang. And, the usual lambasting of Palin in all articles. Personally, I think the media is going to be disappointed that they don't have the juice to influence the Republican candidate for 2012. In fact, they should probably resort to reverse psychology and push the people they don't want challenging Obama. It might have a more influencial impact.

UPDATE: Reuters pushing Romney, too.

BOSTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may have three years to go before the next presidential election, but Mitt Romney has regrouped after his failed 2008 White House run and is already setting himself up for the 2012 Republican nomination.

UPDATE #2: USA Today pushing Daniels.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, asked about a possible presidential bid in 2012, replies: "I don't plan to do it; I don't expect to do it; I don't want to do it."

But he just might do it.
Do you guys see a trend? Two candidates selected...both not really conservative at all. If they choose one pseudo-conservative the people can discard the possibility outright. But, by pushing two pseudo-conservatives, they can create a horse-race scenario and create a winner...which in turn creates momentum.

UPDATE #3: ABC News pushes Romney while taking a jab at Palin.

Where Palin's book is a mix of score settling and juicy anecdotes, Romney's book consists of a 64-point plan for strengthening the United States and countless references to what he has been reading. Palin's book titillated audiences with her take on her husband without his shirt on ("Dang, I thought. Divorce Todd? Have you seen Todd?").

Monday, March 1, 2010

No thanks...(on the Flu Shot)

ATLANTA (AP) — A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had gradually been expanding its recommendation for flu shots — 85% of Americans were already included.

On Wednesday, the panel voted to recommend a seasonal flu vaccination for everyone except babies younger than 6 months and those with egg allergies or other unusual conditions. this point in time...the choice is yours as to whether you get a "flu shot." However, how do you think this story would read should the US Government take over the health care system?

You can bet your house that the flu shot would be required under the guise that it would lower costs for everyone in the long run. It would be a violation of the law NOT to get a flu shot.

I've never taken a presciption medication in my life. I've never been hospitalized. The last illness I experienced was a minor cold some 25 years ago. Yet, nationalized health care would likely require me, by law, to take this shot.

What's the big deal, you ask. How about the fact that natural immunity would be compromised? How about the fact that forcing a flu shot on someone isn't too far away from telling you what your diet should be, and enforcing such violations of liberty and freedom?

It begins with a whimper...and ends with no freakin' Ring Dings...

Matt Damon must be munching lead paint chips...

Hi...I'm Matt Damon. I stand on an "X", face the lense, and regurgitate words that someone wrote for me. That, of course, qualifies me as a world class thinker. You should listen to me and take heed because I'm cerebral. I'm Matt Damon.

"Politics is compromise," says the actor, who campaigned hard for Barack Obama. But Damon feels his candidate has compromised too much. "I'm disappointed in the health care plan and in the troop buildup in Afghanistan. Everyone feels a little let down because, on some level, people expected all their problems to go away. But real change comes from everyday people. You can't wait for a leader."
That's right!!!! "EVERYONE" feels a little let down.

Let's take a look at the intelligence behind Matt's percipience. For example, the subject matter of his latest flick du jour marginalizes half of a potential fanbase by bashing the previous presidential administration. That's a 50% write-off of potential movie goers. He proceeds to suggest that "EVERYONE" is a bit let down by the current president's inability to legislate us back into the Stone Age. Well, you have to believe that he lost another 10% to 20% of demographic audience since 75% of Americans think the current healthcare bills (House and Senate) should be dropped.

So, before the film "Green Zone" has even opened, intellectual giant, Matt Damon, has alienated close to 70% or more of the potential viewers. These numbers don't even take into account all the other idiocy that seems to flow incessantly from his pie hole.


(h/t Breitbart's Big Hollywood)