Thursday, February 26, 2009
"...inhabitants resembling us in every way from the physical point of view but who appeared to be completely devoid of the power of reason"
"In one of the countless billions of galaxies in the universe, lies a medium-sized star, and one of its satellites, a green and insignificant planet, is now dead."~Colonel George Taylor
Film director Tim Burton yesterday apologized for the closing scene in his 2001 film Planet of the Apes -at best, a mediocre movie, whose plot is more absurd than any other of the previous franchise incarnations, which imagines a future America in which the Lincoln Memorial statue is replaced with a statue of a warlike gorilla.
"Given the controversy surrounding the recent New York Post cartoon, which featured a chimp that many people took to represent President Obama, I now realize that many Americans are likely to find the portrayal of an ape president offensive. Although it is no defense, I would point out that when I made the film few would have imagined that our country would elect a black president so soon afterwards. The scene was not intended to allude in any fashion to a future black president, and I deeply regret any offense I may have caused to African-Americans, and indeed to Americans in general."~Tim Burton
It gets even crazier, The distributor of Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox, has announced that all DVD copies of the movie are being recalled from retailers and will be destroyed. A new ending is being shot, which does not feature the statue, for the DVD release of the film and for future TV broadcast.
What an age we live in.Political correctness has become the McCarthyism of the millennium.
We are none of us free.Tyranny has replaced liberty under the guise of compassion.
My fellow Nanny-State citizens, we are all screwed!
I can't help but think of Caesar's speech from the fourth Movie;
"Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of Man’s downfall- the day when he finally and self-destructively turns his weapons against his own kind. The day of the writing in the sky, when your cities lie buried under radioactive rubble. When the sea is a dead sea, and the land is a wasteland out of which I will lead my people from their captivity. And we shall build our own cities in which there will be no place for humans except to serve our ends. And we shall found our own armies, our own religion, our own dynasty. And that day is upon you now. But now, now we will put away our hatred. Now, we will put down our weapons. We have passed through the night of the fires. And those who were our masters are now our servants. And we, who are not human, can afford to be humane. Destiny is the will of God, and if it is man’s destiny to be dominated, it is God’s will that he be dominated with compassion, and understanding. So, cast out your vengeance. Tonight we have seen the birth of the Planet Of The Apes!"
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
ATR has put together a press releases debunking the top five false claims made in Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.
Here is an example of just one of the claims:
CLAIM #1: "...not because I believe in bigger government – I don’t."FACT: When Obama took the oath of office, federal spending for 2009 was on track to be about 22 percent of GDP, according to the CBO. Now with the passage of the trillion dollar Pelosi-Reid-Obama spending and debt plan, spending could hit 30 percent of GDP this year. That would be the highest level since World War II, and the biggest one year jump since Pearl Harbor. If that's not a belief in bigger government, then what is?
To see the full list, click "Read More"
What defines an "American" Auto anyway?
A Pontiac G8 shipped by GM from Australia has less American content than a BMW X5 assembled in the United States.
BTW, Did anyone else catch this last night?
"The nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it."
Octomom Offered $1 Million To Do Porn
Major porn distributor Vivid Entertainment has just fired off a letter to Nadya Suleman, offering her 1 million bucks to star in a skin flick of her own. Vivid is willing to go one step further, by telling us they'll give her family full medical and dental insurance if she becomes a "contract girl"... meaning she'll have to do multiple videos.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wake Up America!
Hussein, Pelosi, Reid, et al are busy dismantling our country right underneath our noses, and the MSM is running interference for them and distracting us from what they're really up to with nonsense.
On Tuesday at 9:00 PM Eastern, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress. To help get you through the 50-minute speech, use our handy Bingo card to check off terms and phrases likely to be used. As a bonus, print out the different versions of the card and watch the speech with your friends or family.
From Americans for Tax Reform
One month in, Barack Obama's approval slips, disapproval doubles
- via LA Times
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Best of all? When reading the audiobook version of his bio, Obama does impressions of Ray’s manner of speech. Swear words and all. It’s fucking awesome. And it’s a way of talking we probably won’t be hearing from him now that he’s POTUS.
"You ain't my bitch, nigga! Buy your own damn fries!"
"This shit's getting way too complicated for me."
"You know that guy ain't shit. Sorry-ass motherfucker got nothing on me."
"Sure you can have my number, baby!"
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Mr. Ross has nailed it. The government is promoting bad behavior. We certainly don’t want to put stimulus pork and give people a whopping $8 or $10 in their check and think that they ought to save it.
And in terms of modifications, I tell you what. I have an idea. The new administration is big on computers and technology. How about this, Mr. President and new administration. Why don’t you put up a website to have people vote on the internet as a referendum to see if we really want to subsidize the losers mortgages? Or would they like to at least buy buy cars, buy a house that is in foreclosure … give it to people who might have a chance to actually prosper down the road and reward people that can carry the water instead of drink the water?
This is America!
How many people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgages that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?
Raise their hand!
President Obama, are you listening?
You know Cuba used to have mansions and a relatively decent economy. They moved from the individual to the collective. Now they’re driving ‘54 Chevys.
It’s time for another tea party.
What we are doing in this country will make Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin roll over in their graves."
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
On a largely party-line vote, the Senate passed the massive $838 billion "stimulus" bill this afternoon. This Trillion Dollar Debt Plan now heads for a House-Senate conference to reconcile the different versions before a final draft is voted on and sent to the White House. Liberals intend to load up the bill with still more spending during this process.
Hidden in this legislation are a number of troubling measures:
- Ending Welfare Reform. The bill would use budgetary gimmicks to effectively end the successful 1996 welfare reforms. Taxpayers will face the largest one-year increase in welfare spending ever and be on the hook for $787 billion in new welfare costs over ten years if the bill becomes law, Heritage's Robert Rector reports.
- Advancing Government Control of Health Care. Nina Owcharenko explains that health care provisions in the "stimulus" bill would advance the cause of big-government health care. "These provisions would fuel fiscal irresponsibility in state Medicaid programs, expand dependence on the already-unsound Medicaid entitlement program, distort health care choices for unemployed workers, and set up a federal infrastructure that could be used as a tool for government rationing of medical treatments, procedures, and services."
- Giving Jobs to Illegal Immigrants. Up to 300,000 illegal immigrants could get construction jobs funded by taxpayers through the "stimulus" legislation, Rector reports in another analysis. Absent reforms to the language of the bill, "the inevitable result would be billions in federal funds spent to employ illegal immigrants."
The bill's passage was assured when three Republican Senators agreed to support a compromise version of the bill (which was basically the same as the original version). But they might not support the legislation if liberals carry out their plans to add more spending, Heritage's Rory Cooper reports: "Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), one of the Senators responsible for the compromise, is on record as saying he would only support the final bill if it came back with no changes, or 'virtually intact.'"
Including both the House and the Senate, 216 out of 219 Congressional Republicans voted against the plan.
Why the 'stimulus' won't work
In televised remarks last night, President Barack Obama urged Congress to move quickly on finalizing the legislation, saying that failure to act would mean still further economic decline.
This just isn't true. In fact, Heritage economist J.D. Foster told a conference on economic recovery today that the Trillion Dollar Debt Plan will only deepen the recession. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office agrees, arguing that it will depress economic activity.
Worse, Foster argued that the massive spending could drive up interest rates to crippling levels, while the tax increases scheduled for next year will not advance the recovery one bit.
On Heritage's Foundry blog, Conn Carroll looks at other "stimulus" myths repeated during the press conference.
There's no 'stimulus' consensus
In his remarks yesterday, the President said that most economists from across the political spectrum support this sort of massive government spending to "stimulate" the economy.
Writing on National Review Online, Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl debunks the myth of "bipartisan consensus" on this legislation.
Nobel Laureates Ed Prescott, James Buchanan, and Vernon Smith recently joined 200 other economists signing a letter opposing the legislation. Other notable economists critical of the stimulus package include Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, as well as Robert Barro, Greg Mankiw, Arthur Laffer, and Larry Lindsey. Martin Feldstein, who had been the only notable conservative economist loudly supporting the stimulus, has since changed his mind.
Even President Obama's own economic advisers—who are leading the fight for the "stimulus" bill—previously criticized the bill's economic underpinnings.
"If deficit spending were truly stimulative," Riedl writes in a separate article, "then the current $1.2 trillion budget deficit would already be overheating the economy. It clearly is not. Thus, Senators should reject a "stimulus" bill that is based on 1933 economics and ignores 75 years of research and evidence about how growth is created."
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Obama's zealous army of henchmen have been referred to as Brownshirts, or sometimes Greenshirts.
I think we should call them Redshirts, because you just know he'll throw anyone under the bus that's outlived their usefulness to him.
Pity, I was beginning to enjoy watching Gibbs squirm before he crashed and burned at each press conference.
Friday, February 6, 2009
... or worse.
Companies are sending staff to experience a plane crash in simulators as the ultimate team-building exercise - no reports of cannibalism... yet.
I'd prefer one of these cushy retreats., that sounds like the type of gathering B. Hussein O. is lashing out at the corporate types for having.
But Barry would never be a hypocrite.Would he?
Speaking of airplanes, our great "green" king Obama flew in his private jet all the way to Virginia from D.C.-but he's no hypocrite.
By the way, why does that hag Pelosi need a jet?
A final thought, if the Lord Obama wants to tell execs how much they can earn, then by the same logic he should tell graduates what profession to pursue.After all, student loans are just like receiving a bailout.Aren't they?
Face it this asshole wants to control our lives.
HE IS NOT MY PRESIDENT!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
What kind of governing philosophy is that, if not a big “For Sale” sign on the White House, at least according to Obama’s own anti-lobbyist rhetoric on the campaign trail?
Jimmy posts some more on the practices of The Anointed One, over at his blog.