The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled  towards the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal for ruling that it is illegal to wear American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo. [More]  ECS

Australians rethink anti-gun laws

With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting. It appears Australians are finally understanding the importance of gun ownership, and craving it at a time when the world is increasingly unsafe.
“I’ll tell you this point blank: I’d feel safer in a country where I was legally allowed to carry around a firearm,” says J Coughran, 30, a businessman.
According to Coughran, media coverage of Islamic State is fueling the change in heart: “This ISIS stuff is seeing quite a few people changing their opinions.. one of my mates told me today- he’s coming around on the gun issue. He’s 68 years old, been against guns his whole life- now he’s turning around because of these savages.”  [More]

Queen of satire

The incomparable Andy Borowitz writes: "...Queen Elizabeth II took to the British airwaves on Thursday to excoriate the Scots in a one-hour, profanity-laden tirade.
The Queen’s speech began with the phrase “Listen, you Scottish bastards,” and became steadily saltier as the monarch blasted her subjects for having the impudence to consider leaving the fold.
“I’ll make you heel like a litter of [Anglo-Saxon vulgarity] corgis,” she said, as her rage reached a crescendo.
After the speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron made a desperate attempt at damage control, hoping to distance himself from the Queen’s paint-peeling rant.
“The views of Her Majesty the Queen are her own,” he said in a hastily prepared statement. “Neither I nor my government consider the people of Scotland ‘bloody wankers.’ ” [Source]

5 lies that have shaped Bam's Presidency

If past presidents are remembered for their signature achievements, Obama will be remembered for his signature lie: “If you like your health care plan, blah, blah, blah.” The reader knows the rest. Although the most consequential of Obama’s lies — it got him re-elected — it’s far from his only prevarication.
Jack Cashill writes in the NY Post: "I've  counted 75 significant lies since his campaign for president began, but that doesn't begin to tally the casual fibs and hyperbole he spouts seemingly every day. Here are five that illustrate just how much Obama’s presidency is built on falsehoods:
5. “My father left my family when I was 2 years old.”Obama made this claim in September 2009, when addressing the nation’s schoolkids. By then, the blogosphere knew that baby Obama had never spent a night under the same roof as his father, let alone two years.
For years, Obama and his advisers invested enormous political capital in what biographer David Remnick called Obama’s “signature appeal: the use of the details of his own life as a reflection of a kind of multicultural ideal.”  Remnick called Obama’s autobiography “a mixture of verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention and artful shaping.” In other words, the truth is never good enough.
4. “The Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.”
Obama spun this fiction at a September 2012 Univision forum knowing it was false. In fact, the bizarre, deadly idea to let American guns “walk” into Mexico, where they were used by drug cartels to kill dozens, began in October 2009.
Three months earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney had made the same bogus claim virtually word for word at a press conference and got shot down on national TV. “It began in fall 2009,” corrected White House correspondent Jake Tapper, then with ABC.
Carney refused to acknowledge he lied, and the president continued to lie weeks later. It’s all part of Obama’s ducking of responsibility — it’s always someone else’s fault.
3. “Not even a smidgen of corruption.”  Obama said this in response to Bill O'Reilly’s question about the IRS scandal: “You’re saying no corruption?”
If there were not even a “smidgen of corruption,” as Obama insisted, it is hard to understand what outraged him, or at least seemed to, when news of the IRS scandal first broke. “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” Obama said in May 2013. Obama routinely expressed anger when some new scandal erupted on his watch — IRS, the failed ObamaCare website, the VA scandal, Fast and Furious — but never before had he shoved a scandal down the memory hole so quickly.
And how could Obama know there wasn't a smidgen of corruption before the investigation was even over? Perhaps because the administration knew that any proof of that was gone with deleted emails and destroyed hard drives?
During that same Super Bowl Sunday interview, Obama made this claim in response to O’Reilly’s inquiry about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Obama continued to dissemble: “The notion that we would hide the ball for political purposes when a week later we all said, in fact, there was a terrorist attack taking place and the day after I said it was an act of terror, that wouldn't be a very good coverup.”
In fact, it was exactly a week after the attack, on Sept. 18, that Obama took his first questions about Benghazi. Bizarrely, he did so to David Letterman. “Here’s what happened,” Obama said.
“You had a video that was released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character who — who made an extremely offensive video directed at — at Mohammed and Islam.”
We know now that the administration knew this wasn't true. Not a week later; not even the very night of the attacks. many levels, this was Obama’s most telling lie. He only deals with the world as he sees it, not as it is.
1. “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
Obama told this whopper to his assembled staff on his first day in office. He promised it to the press. Instead, his administration refuses to hand over documents and Obama refuses to answer questions. As liberal constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley assessed the presidency, “Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be.” [Source]  [BJS]

Glowbull warming, by Michael Loftus

TG, our man in Alaska, found this clip of Michael Loftus on glowbull warming:


Victory is all that matters --- Coulter

The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, responded to this by saying: "The best way for conservative voters to prevent further damage to the courts is to swing the Senate to Republican control in the elections this November," writes Ann Coulter. "He's absolutely right," she continues, "Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers. For the next six weeks, nothing matters more to the country than Republicans taking a majority in the Senate. When it comes to politics, conservatives need to learn one thing from liberals: All that matters is winning..." [More]

Obamcare contractors play Pictionary

Serco, a private contracting firm paid more than $1 billion to process paper Obamacare applications, paid employees to do nothing. In a local report from Missouri’s KMOV, Serco employees told reporters they spent their office hours playing Pictionary and 20 Words.
One employee said a supervisor told her she was only expected to process one or two applications a month. Serco initially testified before Congress that the company was prepared to process an estimated 6.2 million paper applications.   After KMOV filed a Freedom of Information Act request, Serco revealed that they had only processed 271,000 applications–less than 5 percent of what they projected.  Source [ECS]


Bam left high and dry as leaders spurn climate conference

The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama in addition to becoming a punishment round for national deputy leaders.  Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision not to hop on an earlier flight to America, so he could attend the UN climate conference in New York, because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country.
[Source] [ECS]

Obamanomics: Foreign residents' pay soars 15 times that of US citizens

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that household income for non-citizens working in the United States rose 6.0 percent between 2012 and 2013, 15 times more than the paltry 0.4 percent increase for households led by native-born U.S. workers. ECS

Frog appeasement backfires

Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.
"So much for appeasement," comments our Australia contributor, BH.

Barack Obama's Diary: Behold ---I'm a colossus

Dear Diary: I'm at my remarkable best when I'm multitasking. ISOLA, one moment, Ebisis the next.  Nothing is beyond my mental compass. I'm sending 3000 troops and a field hospital to Syria to combat Ebisol, while bombing anything that moves in Iraq. Yet I retain mental  mental acuity with copious inhalations of Blueberry Yum-Yum. History will see  me as a colossus bestriding the World. But enough about me.

Cartoon: Aftermath

[From: Aftermath]

Cartoon: Yakov Kirschen

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Barack Obama's Diary: Harken unto me, ye Muslim masses

Dear Diary: I am exceedingly excited that my breathtaking rhetorical skills have been revived in the face of ISIL.  Yea, I say unto ye who dare oppose me or John Kerry, ye shall be vanquished from the face of the earth. Yea, vanquished. But enough about me. I have more important things to worry about, like ordering refueling tankers for Air Force One  so I can stay aloft indefinitely, should an airborne  form of  Ebola reach the US. I will need to lead from the air and I daren't be exposed to the disease-ridden common herd.  But enough about me. 

Dim Crims: Suspect calls cops over stolen phone

According to the Seattle Police Department, a 20-year-old suspect called 911 around 4 p.m. Saturday from a gas station. She said a man was following her and accusing her of taking his phone.
Officers arrived to find the suspect standing with a 21-year-old man, who had multiple cuts and bruises.
According to police, the suspect told officers she and her boyfriend were sitting near the 21-year-old on a Metro bus when he woke up from a nap, accused them of stealing his cellphone and attacked them as they ran from the bus. According to the 21-year-old, that's not quite how it happened. He told officers he was sitting on the bus with his eyes closed when suddenly the music he had been listening to stopped. He opened his eyes to see the suspect and a man with his phone.
The 21-year-old said he asked the couple to return his phone only to have them punch and kick him in the head. He told officers the couple ran off the bus,, and he followed them. He said the other man kept running, while the suspect stopped to call 911.
According to police, the suspect denied taking the victim's phone until officers noticed a phone-shaped bulge in her pocket. Officers reportedly found both the victim's phone and three grams of crack on the suspect.
She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery and drug possession. Source [BJS]