Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Daylight Exacerbates Warming

*smacks head*
Now it all makes sense

Spy Cam Justice

Why the Chinese remain
in a Communist yoke.

This is a Chi-Com speed camera.  What's your first thought?  What if that spy cam down your street was just plopped on the ground? 
That's right.  And it's why Obamunism will be defeated in this country. They've never been free. We've never not.


Only 90 votes in 2 days wtf?

Vote or I'll bite your balls off

An unruly picture

Today's Unruly Town Hall Meeting

Must be Colorado?

Obamacare melodrama

In passing ...

Stuff I tripped over today while I wasn't watching where I was going.
Can't Make It Up: Dem Rep Who Opposes Photo ID To Vote Requiring Photo ID For Town Halls
Congressman Eugene Green (HT to an e-mailer), Democrat from Texas,

HCAN Playbook For Thwarting Town Hall Protesters

 Liberal advocacy group called Health Care for America Now published a playbook last Tuesday with the following instructions for its members to counter "the 'tea-bagger' protesters and right-wing activists" showing up at town hall meetings from coast to coast:
"Their side will be smaller but noisier. You must bring enough people to drown them out... "

CNN’s Cafferty Focuses on Those Who Agree With Pelosi’s 'Un-American' Label
Cafferty devoted his 5 pm Eastern “Question of the Hour” to Pelosi and Hoyer’s USA Today editorial which ran in Monday’s edition. Going by the 3,285 comments posted after the USA Today piece, it's a wonder he could fine any. In fact, even commentes on Cafferty's own blog don't seem to agree with him all that much.

White House: You’re not un-American, but you are still corporate shills so just pipe down
President Obama wants you to stop talking and Robert Gibbs thinks you are all corporate-funded lackeys. But hey, they don’t question your patriotism. And now they welcome “a real vigorous conversation.”

A Call From the Fever Swamps
You've gone to a Town Hall meeting to kindly ask your congressman if you could please get a little help from the government, but AIG's PsyOps labs have used TARP money to send a horde of thoroughly brainwashed Republican zombies to ensure that they keep all the profits from looting America to themselves!!! Set up barricades to protect the meeting, grab your gun and KEEP THE INSURANCE COMPANY'S ZOMBIES OUT BEFORE THEY KILL YOU!!!


Rationing By Any Other Name

"We already ration food; we just let the market do the rationing."
"We already ration gasoline; we just let the market do the rationing."
"We already ration cigarettes; we just let the market do the rationing."

Megan McArdle blows me away with her essay on rationing by fiat v. rationing by price, a concept, evidently, as elusive to statists as free markets and national defense. "
But there is also a real difference between having something rationed by a process and having it rationed by a person.  That is, in fact, why progressives are so fond of rules.  They don't want to tell grandma to take morphine instead of getting a pacemaker.  It's  much nicer if you create a mathematical formula that makes some doctor tell grandma to take morphine instead of getting a pacemaker.  Then the doctor can disclaim responsibility too, because after all, no one really has any agency here--we're all just in the grips of an impersonal force.

But this won't do.  If you design a formula to deny granny a pacemaker, knowing that this is the intent of the formula, then you've killed granny just as surely as if you'd ordered the doctor to do it directly. That's the intuition behind the conservative resistance to switching from price rationing to fiat rationing.  Using the government's coercive power to decide the price of something, or who ought to get it, is qualitatively different from the same outcome arising out of voluntary actions in the marketplace.  Even if you don't share the value judgement, it's not irrational, except in the sense that all human decisions have an element of intuition and emotion baked into them.
The whole thing.  (H/T Chicago Boyz)


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."  - Al Einstein

cRat eater

Today's Input

During this morning's power walk I happened upon this -- I'm thinking Democratic Party leaders being consumed by their own hate of the USA.  But Don't Tread On Me also works:     (Rollover)                         


Kill'em and eat their young

Conrressional Dems hiding behind soup cans

Please take a number
Now serving # 7

The fear of being asked questions they cannot answer has driven Colorado (in this instancve) congresspersons to try unusual evasion techniques. 
  • For Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Colorado Democrat, that meant holding court outside the King Soopers grocery store here Saturday behind a 6-foot wall of bottled water, blocked from view of roughly 400 voters in a parking lot.

"He's in there hiding," said John Frantum of Denver, who opposes the proposed expansion of government-provided health care. "He should have been out here with a bullhorn once he saw the writing on the wall."

  • Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat, was easier to spot outside Vic's Coffee Shop in Boulder. He opted to meet his constituents one at a time and was calling out numbers, butcher-style, to the packed crowd of several hundred.

Polis spokeswoman Lara Cottingham said the congressman was using the one-on-one format because of the sensitive nature of some of the health care questions he would hear.

Lawmakers who still go the usual town-hall route have faced name-calling and finger-jabbing across the country. Some lawmakers have found crowds so unruly that they canceled their events on the spot.  [Article]

But, help is on the way.  Over the weekend, the Democratic National Committee urged millions of Obama supporters (thugs from SEIU and ACORN) to ramp up efforts to counter the protests.  The media in unison are labeling dissenters "Un-American," and "Nazis."  Who is acting like Nazi thugs boys and girls?  That's right, because they are.

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.) - Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals,

Captain Zero reveals the mechanism propelling the Obamunist's current tactics. Fear.  You will so recognize them (excerpted below).   Or, you can  read from the master script - Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.     

The Fear Machine has claws and cudgels, but it’s also wired into televisions and computers. It knows that chaos is more intimidating than raw violence. The purpose of dispatching the thugs who beat Mr. Gladney was not merely to silence him, or make other protesters feel physically threatened. The purpose is to make everyone who might attend a town hall feel as if they could be walking into a mob scene. Most Americans are decent people who don’t want to become part of a riot. Notice how quickly the 

Left’s media auxiliaries acted to muddy the waters, spinning tales of frightened Democrats hiding from imposing, probably racist mobs.

It’s interesting how swiftly, and frequently, these weird allegations of racism were pumped into the media smog, even as Obama’s minions left a black man bleeding on the pavement. Wild allegations of racism are the toxic exhaust of the Fear Machine. Upstanding citizens don’t want to be accused of racism, or associated with groups that might have dark racial motivations. Few possibilities frighten them more. Notice how swiftly the President moved to inject racial themes into the arrest of his friend Henry Gates: another gallon of gas for the machinery Obama knew he would soon need to deploy, to suppress mounting opposition to his agenda.

Above all, remember that you are not alone. The Democrats will desperately try to make you feel alone, in the coming weeks. It’s a lie. You don’t have to look over your shoulder to see the great body of Americans who share your values and beliefs, and your determination to remain in control of your health, wealth, and destiny. We’re here. We always have been, and always will be. Be brave, and be of good cheer, because nothing frustrates those who demand fear more than laughter.

To draw  parallels, and it's so easy to,  I'd say this is the Obamunist's Krystalnacht phase, the Reichstag having been torched  on 9-15.