Cartoon: Aftermath

[From Aftermath]

Nigel Farage predicts violent revolution in Europe

Laughing Conservative is a big fan of Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party [UKIP] and scourge of Eurocrats. Here he's in full flood at an investment conference in Chile, flanked by Ron Paul and Jim Rogers. He is a brilliant, funny, public speaker and has a remarkable record of being correct in his predictions.

Ludicrous leftoids: Global warming 'creates prostitutes'

A number of House Democrats have written a resolution calling on Congress to recognize that climate change will hurt the women more than men; driving them into “transactional sex” for survival — among other horrible fates. More here.  [Thanks ECS]

Obama: Maybe I should just pack up and go home...

Maybe? Maybe?

Dim crims: Peeping Toms take big fall

Two men fell through a restroom ceiling as they allegedly tried to spy on women  at the Venture Value Cinema in Duluth. According to arrest warrants, the manager said he thinks the men went up through the men's restroom, crawled over to the women's and then fell through, landing directly inside the stalls. An officer wrote that the men were “invading the privacy” of various customers.  Source


Barack Obama's Diary: Howzit hangin' dude?

Dear Diary: I'm on a comedic roll. After my masterful speech at the White House Correspondents' dinner, I decided to add some wisecracks to my speech at the National Academy of Sciences 150th anniversary today. Since I am a better scientist than most scientists, I asked why they had not been more successful at creating renewable energy. "Why no nuclear fusion?"  I asked. "If the sun can manage it, why can't you?" There followed a stunned silence due to their  understandable awe at the depth of my knowledge.
Later  today I had my staff place a call to professional basketball player Jason Collins who came out as gay this morning.
"Mr Collins is on the line, sir," said the switchboard operator. I said: "Wassup, Jason, congratulations on  coming out of the closet!" He said: "Bathhouse Barry! I'd know your voice anywhere.. Hey man, how's it hangin'..."  Strange guy ... I couldn't understand what on  earth he was talking about. But enough about me.

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is  being rolled towards the puerile female student at Carnegie Mellon University who dressed up as the Pope, naked from the waist down, while she passed out condoms. Witnesses say the moron had shaved her pubic hair in the shape of a cross. Maybe, like Sandra Fluke, she's hoping for a call from the president. More here.

Dumb slebs: Mike Tyson

Former boxer turned Broadway star Mike Tyson – who owes millions in back taxes – hopes that Obamacare will help him save money, says Politico.
“I look forward to paying my taxes… I know that they say that’s legal extortion, but I’m living in this country and if I have to pay taxes — that’s the money I paid for my life on earth. My wife, my family — I got one of the biggest liberal families in the world, but I had more money when Bush and Reagan was president,” Tyson said laughing.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]


Gitmo prisoners face horror of VA redtape

[Satire alert]   In a controversial move praised by the international community as a promotion of human rights, the Department of Defense has begun allowing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to seek Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. While these benefits have traditionally been restricted to veterans of the United States Military to use in pursuit of a degree, the Pentagon has seen fit to begin allowing GTMO prisoners to enroll in the program.
DoD Spokesman Wesley Manheim said that it was all a matter of fairness: “The DoD has been doing everything it can to prevent torture from being used against detainees at GTMO. By allowing the detainees to use the Department of Veterans Affairs, we hope to completely crush their souls with bureaucracy, which to be noted, is completely different from torture. I mean, hell, the VA does that to our veterans on a daily basis.  Read more:     [Thanks R.K.]

Billions of dollars in theft and corruption 'orchestrated by Obama'

Doug Ross says he rarely writes approvingly of an article in The New York Times. But for Sharon LaFraniere's 'masterful deconstruction' of the Pigford Scandal, he makes an exception.
"Like Operation Fast and Furious and Benghazi, the Pigford Scandal is a hundred times worse than Watergate,"writes Ross. "It represents institutionalized corruption and theft orchestrated by the President of the United States. It is, in effect, a form of stealth reparations executed unlawfully on the part of this administration," Ross continues.  Read it all.

Barack Obama's Diary: I hug me

Dear Diary: Bammit! Sometimes I am so delighted with myself that I want to give myself a hug and a kiss. Not an easy thing to achieve, but after my shining hour at the White House Correspondents' Dinner I tried to do it as I was undressing. Michelle cried out: "What on earth are you doing, you miserable  little man".  She was not pleased that I had poked gentle fun at her bangs, and said I looked ridiculous standing in the bedroom  in my shorts and socks with my arms wrapped tightly around myself.  I retired to the Presidentopedic and the soothing touch of the satin edging of my blankey Boo-boo. Boo-boo luv Barry..um..num...num num... Boo boo will keep nasty dreams about red lines in Syria away from Barry won't you Boo-boo? Um--num...num ... zzzzzzzzz.

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled toward the principal of the Garden Gate  Elementary School in Cupertino, California, who suspended  a fifth grader and threatened him with expulsion for bringing a small Swiss Army knife on a school-sponsored, science-oriented camping trip. More.


Bombers: Judge tells it like it is

O's animated Gif

Mouse-over the Prez to have him smile repeatedly.[Thanks BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary: Press Corpse

Dear Diary: I am in a state of irritation. I managed to fit in a round of golf today, but a beautiful sunny day at Joint Base Andrews became overcast.   Meantime, since I am a better gag-writer  that a professional gag-writer, I thought  up some great one-liners for tonight's White House Correspondents' Dinner, but Valerie Jarrett censored the best, like: "Before I speak you should all look under your tables for a pressure cooker. If you find one I can  guarantee that you'll have a blast tonight."  and ...  " Did you hear the one about about the suspect who was singing like a canary to the FBI when the Attorney General had him Mirandized before anyone could learn if there were others involved in  the Boston bombing. That's how the A-G got the nickname Eric The Withholder." Now, that's  as funny as naming a library after George Bush which  is hilarious if I may say so myself, and I may, so I have. But enough about me.


Bam's Blessing

Rising outrage over bomber being Mirandized mid-interrogation

There is increasing outrage over the alleged Boston bomber being Mirandized in the middle of his interrogation.  Rudy Giuliani has called it "ridiculous". Laughing Conservative has a rather more colorful expletive in mind  for Eric Holder and the rest of the the absurdly incompetent Obama administration. In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, Giuliani said:  “This guy is kind of telling you about how he’s coming to New York and do a bombing, a judge walks in and we cut off the questioning?” Giuliani said. “What are we, crazy?” Read more.

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Cartoon: Patrick Chappatte

[Le Temps, Switzerland]

Cartoon: Cameron Cardow

[The Ottawa Citizen]

Barack Obama's Diary: Red line? What red line?

Dear Diary: I addressed a Planned Parenthood gala in DC. today. I didn't know what to expect at a P.P. "gala"... people dressed as dancing fetuses? My remarks were carefully neutral with lots of ...er..long... pauses. Using this technique...one can sound...er... thoughtful and... concerned... while...stretching a para...graph into...er... an entire... speech. Later I met with King Abdulla of Jordan. I had left  it to Joe Biden to explain the awkward question of why I had drawn a red line for Assad over chemical weapons and then allowed Assad to cross it without consequence.   I had a reminder just yesterday at the Bush Library of the consequence of holding to principled decisions.  Poor Dubya was so ashamed  of his 8 years that he cried.  Give me the good old Bill Clinton technique of wetting a finger and holding it up to the wind of public opinion before deciding.  Tonight I am retiring early to the Presidentopedic after  an episode of Storage Wars in which Jarrod is flying solo without Brandi.  But enough about me.

Cartoon: Freedom virus

California on path to allow non-citizens on juries

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.  Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community. [Thanks ECS]

Bam's never land

[From Aftermath]

Ludicrous leftoids: Husky logo 'empowers rape culture'

This  new Husky dog logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams calls to mind images of sexual assault,  a student claims. In an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture.  Read more:

Cartoon: Christopher Weyant

[From: The Hill]

Obama's huge hubris problem

"Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself. No press or other intruders allowed.  Except the White House photographer." writes Keith Koffler in a guest slot on Politico.
"That Obama assumed Americans would want an iconic photo of him privately mourning the victims of the bombings was emblematic of a kind of hubris that has enveloped the president and his White House as the president commences his second term.
Hubris in a leader is an obnoxious thing, leading to imperiousness in governing. And it’s also a dangerous thing for a second-term president, often spelling trouble."  Read more: 

Feds spend $890,000 on... nothing

This year, the government will spend at least $890,000 on service fees for bank accounts that are empty. At last count, there were 13,712 such accounts with a balance of zero. They are supposed to be closed, but nobody has yet done the paperwork. More   [Thanks BJS]


Barack Obama's Diary: Goat cojones

Dear Diary:  What a day! Yee-hah! or whatever it is they yell  in Texas.  There I was, leader of the Free World outshining  the dim bulbs who had been disinterred for the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library.   I didn't think much of the place. For my memorial I have in mind something much more imposing, an obelisk  like the Washington Monument with a Hall of Affordable Health Care at its base, maybe.  As the other has-beens reminisced I found myself wondering if Marv, my travel director, had remembered to put my travel blankie under my pillow on Airforce One so I could get some sleep on the way back to DC. I am meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan for lunch tomorrow, when we will dine heartily upon ram's unmentionables, in the private dining room. I'm asking Joe to join us, but have asked the kitchen to describe what we're eating as Arabian meatballs, and to make sure the King gets the eyes, and hope Joe doesn't make some horrible wisecrack like "Here's looking at you, kid."   And then giggling for half an hour.  Nobody knows the troubles I've seen. But enough about me.

In praise of a true gentleman

Don't miss this thoughtful, moving piece on George W. Bush, who is probably the most underestimated public figure of our lifetime. Read it all

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards officials of a middle school in Red Hook, New York, where two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date and ask one another for a kiss.  [Thanks: ECS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

The growing pain in Spain

For  many of us who watch in horror as Obama screws up the US economy, spare a thought for the pain in Spain where budget deficits are also out of control, home prices are still falling, GDP is down 2% annualized in the first quarter, production is down, the unemployment rate soared a full percentage point to 27.16%, and a record 6.2 million are out of work. Two million out of 17.4 million Spanish households are without a single person holding a job.  Job losses were particularly heavy in the services sector, but also in industry and farming.
Construction has shed more than 1.6 million jobs since 2008 as a result of the bursting of Spain’s housing bubble.  These numbers are an indication of a freefall, not a bottom. Yet,  Prime Minister Rajoy says the Spanish economy has bottomed and Spain will return to growth this year.   Read more

'Right to privacy' used to block information on bomber

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's administration has refused Boston Herald requests for details of bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's government benefits, citing the dead terror mastermind's right to privacy.  More   [Thanks ECS]

Cartoon: Angel Boligan

Angel Boligan , El Universal, Mexico City

Broken Britain in 73 words

 The British conservative blog The Commentator  carries this Facebook entry  calling it
"A badly spelled, grammatically incorrect status update of 73 words is more pithy in its indictment of broken Britain than anything I could write... " [sket =  London slang for 'slut']  More

Outrageous! Congress seeks Obamacare exemption

Congressional leaders are holding secret talks about exempting Congress from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.  The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Read more: 

Feds spend $150,000 on transgender voice therapy

The Federal Government is spending $152,000 to study “voice therapy” for transgenders.
“This study will illuminate the capabilities of the human larynx and inform the relationship between voice production and perception,” states a National Institutes of Health grant, awarded to George Washington University.  “The long term goal of this research is to inform and provide new directions for Transgender voice care, thereby improving the lives of people who feel their voice is a great obstacle to living as their preferred gender.” More.     [Thanks ECS]


Looney leftoids attack praying archbishop

A group of naked women attacked Belgian Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard while he was speaking in Brussels and doused him with water from bottles shaped like the Virgin Mary. The women were reportedly feminist protesters from the Ukranian-based FEMEN group, which is known for organizing topless protests against the Catholic Church and others.
According to AFP, the four protesters charged the archbishop during “a debate on blasphemy and freedom of expression held at the Brussels’ Free University (ULB) campus Tuesday evening, baring their breasts and squirting water at Archbishop Andre Leonard as he prayed and they accusing him of "homophobia." Read more:    [Thanks ECS]

Breaking: 3 huge blasts rock Mobile, Alabama

Twitchy is now reporting three huge explosions in Mobile, Alabama,  involving  fuel barges.   Follow here

Cartoon : Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

Why are Jihadists reaching their targets under Obama's leadership?

Rep. Tom Cotton questions Obama's record on stopping jihadists.

Dim crims: Woman calls 911 seeking drug refund

After handing over her last $50 to a drug dealer for cocaine and marijuana, a Florida woman called 911 and asked cops for help in securing a refund. Katrina Tisdale, 47, explained to St. Petersburg police that she would be penniless until her next Social Security disability check arrived.  Officers arrested her for misusing the police emergency system.

Marine amputee visits Boston victims

Marine double amputee visits Boston amputees to lift their spirits.

Breaking: Hillary 'lied under oath about Benghazi'

Twitchy is carrying increasingly damning evidence about Hillary Clinton's role in the  Benghazi affair.
Read the developing story.

Laugh of the Day...

Police in Detroit last night announced the discovery of an arms cache of 200 semi-automatic rifles with 25,000 rounds of ammunition, 200 pounds of heroin, $5 million in forged banknotes and 25 trafficked Latino prostitutes -- all in a semi-detached house behind the Public Library on Woodward Avenue. A community spokesman said: "We're all shocked; we never knew we had a library."   [Thanks: RK]

Benghazi report slams Obama Administration

The U.S. House of Representatives has  released a preliminary report on its investigation into the assault in Benghazi.  The findings thus far are damning, writes Peter Roff. The report says "There remain unanswered questions about the events surrounding the attacks, and the Administration owes answers to the American people." Read it all
[Thanks: BJS]

Ludicrous leftoids: Gender blending

 Washington state's governor has signed into law on the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary, replacing terms such as "fisherman" and "freshman" with "fisher" and "first-year student."
"This was a much larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman," Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle revealed to an astonished world. New gender-neutral references include "journey-level plumber" instead of "journeyman plumber," "handwriting" in place of "penmanship," and "signal operator" for "signalman."
[Thanks: ECS]


Obama has made America even MORE hated by Muslims

After he was first elected President  Obama fled from the concept of a struggle against Islamic terrorism as if fighting jihadis... were equivalent to warring against all Muslims. Orwellian language flowed. The war on terror became "overseas contingency operations." When tiptoeing through language after the Boston bombings, the administration at first declined to use the word "terror,"  "What has this excruciating torture of the language and elaborate "rebranding" achieved?" asks Mona Charen. "The U.S. is not safer. Terror attacks have been attempted at the same rate as during the Bush years. As for U.S. standing in the Muslim world, the Guardian reports that a 2011 poll found approval ratings for the U.S. have plummeted. "In most countries they are lower than at the end of the Bush administration, and lower than Iran's favorable ratings." A 2012 Pew poll of six predominantly Muslim nations — Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan — found U.S. approval ratings below those during the Bush Administration. Read it all.
[Thanks: BJS]

Professor: Police used 'too much force' on bombers

City University of New York Professor Ruth O'Brien complains that "too much force" was used against Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by the police.
She writes: " Now we have captured the two terrorists from Chechnya who come from the troubled region that is Muslim, but we cannot understand their motives, not yet.  And Obama encourages us to refrain.
"This said, the mortuary pictures of the older brother of the two are extremely disturbing, raising questions as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him with too much force. Read more: 
[Thanks ECS]

Admit It: George W. Bush is a Good Man

In the rush to mythologize and demonize our presidents, we forget they’re human, writes Ron Fournier. Read the whole refreshing piece.


The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards the humorless management of  NBC affiliate KFYR in Bismark, North Dakota, for firing hapless rookie newsreader A.J. Clemente who opened his first TV appearance with  curses, without realizing his microphone was live.  More here.

Ludicrous leftoids: Susan Sarandon

Actress Susan Sarandon on Wednesday called the war on drugs  “completely racist,” arguing that only lower level drug defendants get locked up – “mostly people of color.” More here

Bam's mysterious silence

As we reported earlier, President Obama observed a moment of silence  out of sight of the media in honor of the Boston bomb victims. Nasty critics on the Intertubes have been suggesting that he spent it on  a prayer rug, facing Mecca.

Lurch likens Boston bombers to Israeli commandos

In an effort to get Turkey to cooperate with the U.S. and bridge relations with Israel, Lurch [a.k.a Secretary of State John Kerry] says the Boston Marathon bombings reminded him of Turks who lost family during "the 2010 IDF raid on the Marmara." Kerry was referring to the 2010 boarding of the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" that attempted to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip, by IDF commandos. The soldiers were attacked by militants recruited by The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), a Turkish charity accused of having ties to Islamic terrorist organizations, when they boarded the ship.
Nine militants were killed during attempts to rescue Israeli commandos who had been severely wounded and captured by activists abord the vessel; seven Israelis were wounded during the operation.

Knightly News

[From Aftermath]

The sound of silence

President Obama this afternoon will observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the White House.  Media and the American people will be barred from seeing it. If a President observes a moment of silence on his own, does it make a sound?

News anchor drops F-bomb as he debuts on local TV

The weather in North Dakota does strange things to people... even making them drop the F-bomb right at the outset of their debut as a news anchor.


Brokaw beclowns self over Boston atrocities

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw has strongly suggested that America is partly to blame for the  terrorist atrocities in Boston, because the young, Muslim men involved may have felt “alienated” and angry over U.S. drone strikes on “innocent civilians” in Muslim countries abroad. More here.
 [Thanks ECS]


Obama Meltdown [1] Losing control of Middle East policy

"The Obama administration is losing control of its Middle East policy and with it, Washington’s credibility. Yesterday the State Department and Pentagon gave conflicting accounts of the administration’s Syria policy before a bewildered Senate Armed Services Committee," says The American Interest. While Secretary of State John Kerry reported working “very, very closely” with “the moderate, legitimate opposition” in Syria, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said the ability to “clearly identify the right people” in the opposition is “actually more confusing…today than it was six months ago.”  More.

Stoners flee bullets at Denver pot festival

More liberal decadence: Gunfire erupted at a Denver pot celebration Saturday, injuring two people and scattering a crowd of 80,000 thousand celebrating the first 4/20 counterculture holiday since the state legalized marijuana. More here.

Obama meltdown [2]: FBI website has deadly ricin recipe

Barack Obama is presiding over an administration in total disarray:  Last week Washington was put on high alert after a letter to a senator was found to contain the deadly poison, ricin. Days later a German cryptology enthusiast has discovered something truly incredible: The FBI's website has instructions on how to make ricin. It's an easy-to-follow recipe for the ultra-deadly poison, handwritten in a code that even laymen can decipher. Read more
[Thanks BJS]

Boston bombers 'double agents'

The Israel-based intelligence site Debkafile says its counterterrorism and intelligence sources suggest that the alleged Boston bombers were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial institutions, had spread across the restive Russian Caucasus. Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks, claims Debkafile More.

Barack Obama's Diary: Glory be to me

Dear Diary: I have been exceeding even my extraordinary leadership abilities. I directed the full resources of the federal government to be made available to help state and local authorities in the investigation and to increase security as needed.  Over the past week, close coordination among federal, state, and local officials — sharing information, moving swiftly to track down leads — has been critical to this effort.
 "Scan backyard boats with FLIR-equipped helicopters to see if you  can pick up a fugitive's heat signature," I instructed, "and when you find him, get him hospital, stat! I like the word stat which, for those who lack  my education, means  "immediately"  in the medical world. I like to use it with my aides. For example,  I might,  at bedtime, instruct Marv my trip director:  "Bring me my blankie, stat! " But enough about me.

Liberal Meltdown [3] Bam's robotic rhetoric

Victim Lu Lingzi
"During President Obama’s address to the nation following the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, previously known as Suspect 2 in the Boston Marathon bombing, a few things bothered me greatly," writes Jennifer Burke. "While I was pleased with the fact that the president spoke so quickly following this capture, that feeling wore off as soon as he started speaking. From delivery to substance, this was not a Presidential speech following the capture of a terrorist who terrorized and killed American citizens on American soil.  The president’s delivery was incredibly robotic. There was absolutely no emotion in his voice. There was no sound of anger. There was no sound of relief. There was no sound of resolve whatsoever. Instead, what I heard was a robotic, monotone president who said words that even he himself has not typically followed." Read more.     [Thanks BJS]                                        

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award goes to The New York Times for publishing a report sympathetic towards the accused Boston bombers. Read it all.  [Thanks BJS]

Obama 'downplayed continued terror threat'

"The global Islamist threat and the fact cannot be confined to wars in distant lands, or fought at arm's length using drones, as the Obama administration has quietly yet insistently led America to believe.
Mr Obama and his intelligence community know the threat from al-Qaeda affiliates, but have chosen to downplay it to the US public," writes Peter Foster, US editor of London's Telegraph.  More


Obama's legacy: Consoler-in-chief

"...With so few precious accomplishments in Washington and so many dark occasions such as the ones that visited Newtown, Boston and now, West, this president may best be remembered by how he led in these. It is probably not the legacy he would have wanted," writes Richard Parker.  Read more here: 
[Thanks: BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary: 50 shades of awesome

Dear Diary: i triumphed today. Under my direction the FBI, ATF agents and Massachusetts state police, captured the second suspect in the Boston bombings. "Take him alive, men---I mean persons"--- I instructed bravely from the White House situation room as Pete Souza, the White House photographer, recorded the moment for posterity. "Confuse him with a flash-bang,"  I added "and send in a Swat team to grab him while he's disoriented"  On my direct instructions a flash bang was thrown at Souza  and he was grabbed alive. Awesome tactics, if I can say so myself, and I do. What would these agencies do without my directions? But enough about me.

Ben Carson: political correctness 'crucifying us'

Dr Ben Carson, neurosurgeon: "We’re being crucified by political correctness – because you’re not supposed to say anything to that young woman who’s having a baby out of wedlock, because ‘that lifestyle is equivalent to any other lifestyle.’”
“That is a bunch of crap, because those babies are four times more likely to grow up in poverty. That woman is less likely to complete her education. She’s much more likely to be dependent upon society. So, you know, we need to start speaking out against these things.” Read it all.     [Thanks ECS]

It's about tyranny

[From The Looking Spoon]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Barack Obama's Diary: Bouncing Czechs

Dear Diary: It has bee an exhausting day. After my usual breakfast of two eggs over easy with wholewheat toast I headed to the situation room to brief my cabinet and  aides on the Boston situation. I directed them to continue the hunt for the  bomber who is  still fleeing, and to cordon off areas as necessary. Thank to my years of education at Harvard I know my way around Boston pretty good and I was able to guide the FBI and ATF to where they would be most effective. FBI Director Mueller thanked me profusely and said they wouldn't otherwise have that information, Mister President.  Did I  detect a slight tinge of sarcasm in Mueller's  voice? Surely  not. He wouldn't dare use irony in speaking to the leader of the free world. I was able to tell them the origin of the country Czechnya...the bit of Czechoslovakia that was  left over after the Soviets left. Ketchup Kerry and the State department were duly impressed. But enough about me.


Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Obama 'gloating in victory, adolescent in defeat'

At London's Telegraph, historian Tim Stanley writes:
"Barack Obama is a lame duck president. Nobody listens to what he says anymore, nobody is interested in winning his approval and nobody much cares if he thinks they have “let the country down”.
This is typical for a second-term president who has lost all their leverage because they’re no longer running for office and everybody is patiently waiting for the day when he quits the White House.
But Obama's difficult personality has doubled the size of the challenge. Gloating in victory, adolescent in defeat – the Prez doesn’t make it easy to work with him. Why should conservative senators give him a legislative victory after he has spent four years painting them as knuckle-dragging rednecks who hate women and the poor?
"Whatever your position on gun control, yesterday’s events are a damning indictment of Obama’s presidency – a flash of style, lots of soaring rhetoric and, when the votes are actually counted, little show for any of it..." Read it all.

Lurch tries to make Benghazi go away

John Kerry on Benghazi: "We Got A Lot More Important Things To Move On To."   See Kerry desperately trying to make  the disgraceful Democrat cover-up of the Benghazi atrocity go away. Sorry,  Lurch.  We The People still want a proper account of what happened.   More [and video] here
[Thanks ECS]

Obama shoots self in foot

"Never before had President Barack Obama put the moral force and political muscle of his presidency behind an issue quite this big — and lost quite this badly," says Politico.
"The president...broke his own informal “Obama Rule” of never leaning into an issue without a clear path to victory — first by pushing for a massive gun control package no one expected to pass, and then sticking through it even as he retrenched to a relatively modest bipartisan bill mandating national background checks on gun purchases. It was a bitter defeat for a president accustomed to winning, a second-term downer that may foreshadow the slow decline suffered by so many of his predecessors." Read it all.
[Thanks: BJS]

College fires Obama-pledge professor

Brevard Community College (BCC) has fired Professor Sharon Sweet after a school investigation concluded she required students to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election.
The school’s president  recommended to the Board of Trustees that professor Sweet should be fired, following an investigation that found her guilty of “harassment, incompetence, misconduct, and unprofessional behavior.” Sweet was a $40,000-a-year tenured professor who had taught at the college five years.
[Thanks ECS]


Barack Obama's Diary: Me myself to the rescue

Dear Diary: The moment I was informed of the Boston bombings I leaped into action. I directed my FBI director to scour the area for clues. "Scour the area for clues..." I said tersely "..."and make it quick."  He relayed my instructions to his agents in the field. "Question all suspects," I reminded him. No sooner had I put the FBI on the bomber's trail when another crisis arose. Somebody had mailed letters tainted with ricin to a Senator and to me. "Look at the postmarks," I barked at FBI director Mueller." That will tell you the origin". He was very grateful for my help and said his agents could never have figured that out on their  own. I have a very versatile intellect, though I say so myself and I do. But enough about me. 

Quote of the Day...

"I came to commemorate the greatest hero of our modern age. She took a nation on its knees and breathed new life into it." - Anthony Boutall, 25, who camped out overnight near St. Paul's Cathedral hooping to catching a glimpse of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's flag-draped coffin before her funeral.   [Thanks BJS]

Arrest! Bombing suspect held

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.
UPDATE: FBI denies this report.

' Let's hope bomber is white', says Salon

'Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American' --- an
actual headline in Salon.  Let's hope Salon is treated with the contempt it deserves.
[Thanks BJS]


HIgh Marx

[From Aftermath]

Boston bombs made from pressure cookers

The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with  shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday,  AP reports.

Kerry, Saudis cancel meeting

A meeting Secretary of State John Kerry was to hold with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal was abruptly closed to press coverage Tuesday morning, Politico reports
The State Department provided no reason for the change, which was announced just 15 minutes before the scheduled 10 A.M. session, but media reports have said that a Saudi national in the U.S. on a student visa is a "person of interest" to investigators probing the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Cartoon: Aislin

[The Montreal Gazette]

Disgraceful: Obama snubs Thatcher funeral

"Barack Obama, who sent an official delegation from his administration to Venezuela for  socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez’s funeral, won’t send one to Margaret Thatcher’s," writes Matthew Burke. One of Marxist Obama’s first shamefully embarrassing, classless acts as president was to return a bust of the great British leader, Winston Churchill, a gift from Britain to the U.S. which was displayed in the White House.  It was such a disgusting act that the Obama propaganda machine originally lied about it, calling the story “100% false.”  Finally, they had to admit it was true, but like all decisions made by “Dear Leader” Obama, it was largely ignored by the mainstream media.  It should have been a strong warning to Americans about Obama’s ideology.
"As with all things Obama, his words are a contrary indicator of what he actually does.  His official statement about the passing of Baroness Thatcher, included saying, “With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend.”

Dim Crims: Shifty character

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man whose bid to carjack a Porsche failed because he couldn't drive a stick shift is now headed to prison.  Anthony Reynolds of Newark received a 55-month sentence Monday. He had pleaded guilty last September to motor vehicle theft.  Read more.


Cartoon: Stilton Jarlsberg

Barack Obama's Diary: Bunker buster

Dear Diary: I was called upon to show my exceptional leadership skills again today when  bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. The Secret Service hustled me to the express elevator down to my bunker where Carney thrust a card with talking points into my hand. I took my place in front of a simulacrum of the backdrop of the White House briefing room so that TV viewers would think I was remaining  cool at the helm  of the nation in the rather than hundreds of feet below ground  in a biologically and chemically filtered bunker. I  spoke to the ready-prepared camera, of the toughness of Bostonians and  how our thoughts and prayers go out to the families...you know the sort of thing... we will not rest until we bring  the full weight of justtce onto those responsible.   Michelle and the girls arrived soon after me and we will probably have stay down here for the night. But enough about all of us. This diary is supposed to be about me. I do hope Marv Nicholson has arranged for one of my blankies to be under my pillow down here. Boo-boo Two is my preferred alternative, although Boo-boo Three has worked before in extremis. Nobody knows the troubles I've seen. 

Yes, it's terrorism, White House concedes

The bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed at least two and injured more than 80 is believed to be an act of terrorism, a senior White House official says.  The timing of the blasts immediately sparked suspicions of a deliberate act.  “When multiple devices go off, that’s an act of terrorism,” a senior administration official  said  moments after President Obama delivered a statement to the nation that avoided the word “terror.” More


Obama, man of peace

John, simply tell the Norks that we'll remove all our missile defenses. What could possibly go wrong?

Obama and a 'secret plan to destroy our country'

"President Obama and I were college classmates at Columbia University, class of ’83," writes Wayne Root.  "I know all too well how mindlessly liberal the students and faculty of that institution can be, and Barack Obama is certainly no exception. My time at Columbia made it crystal clear: liberals always believe they are morally superior. While they publicly state that their mission is to save the world from prejudice, patriotism, racism, greed, and inequality, they are, in fact, hostile and resentful towards anyone who has achieved self-made success through American values.  It is in this cesspool of intolerance that Obama and his Marxist cronies hatched a secret plan to destroy our country." Read it all.

Barack Obama's Diary: Slam dunk

After  my usual breakfast of two eggs over easy with wholewheat toast, I put on a dark Secret Service jacket, Nike pants, red-and-grey sneakers and a White Sox cap and jogged in carefree fashion to The Beast which was idling along with the rest of the motorcade ready to take me to the FBI basketball court to shoot hoops with my former body-man Reggie Love. Carney made sure it was closed press this time, after my humiliating  22/2 performance at the White House Easter egg roll. 
I had an early call from John Kerry who seems to have calmed the Chicoms and persuaded them to lean on the Gnome of Pyongyang to curb his bellicose rhetoric. I like the word bellicose, "warlike" for those who have not had the advantage of my outstanding education and cannot call upon the vast vocabulary that I have at my disposal. Antidisestablishmentarianism: that normally shuts up pretentious people who try to out-vocabularize me. Where was I? Oh yes, basketball. Moving along, quickly, Reggie once played for Duke so the score doesn't really count. But enough about me.    

Brain-dead Slebs: Frankly unBelieberble

Mrs. Thatcher’s Losing Victory

She saved her country — but can it save itself? asks Mark Steyn. Read it all.

Doubtful Joke of the Day

From our correspondent in the People's Republic of Vermont:
Someone once asked me, "What is your job?"
I replied: "I am my wife's sexual advisor."
Somewhat shocked, they said "I beg your pardon, but what do you mean by that?"
"Very simple. My wife has told me that when she wants my f***ing advice, she'll ask for it."


Margaret Thatcher, liberator

Laughing Conservative has never been an unqualified fan of blogger Andrew Sullivan, perhaps because of his overt advocacy of same sex relationships. But the is no denying his perceptive political eye. This tribute to Margaret Thatcher is one of the best pieces written on her liberating  effect on Britain's  fossilized social structure and her remarkable contribution to global conservative politics. Read it all
[Thanks: BJS]

The horrific failure of the MSM

The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It is thoroughly newsworthy. So why have the MSM failed society by all but ignoring the Gosnell trial? Read it all.
[Thanks BJS]

Kim He-sulk

Dim Crims

A 19-year-old Florida man who twice called 911 because he “didn’t like how his mom was talking to him” was arrested early yesterday for misuse of the police emergency system.  Vincent Valvo was collared outside his Vero Beach home after a cop arrived there around 4:30 AM in response to the teenager’s second 911 call. Valvo, complained about his mother in both calls, according to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office report.   After his first 911 call, Valvo was “informed about the improper use of 911 and the penalty for doing so.” Following the second call, Valvo, was arrested for abuse of 911, a misdemeanor.More


Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Reagan shows how to deal with dictators

Wind power 'kills jobs, inflates costs'

Ontario's pursuit of wind power has driven up electricity prices, is killing jobs and might even lead to more smog, a new Fraser Institute report says. Ross McKitrick, author of Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario's Green Energy Act (GEA), says the Ontario government's electricity plan is now 10 times more costly than installing pollution-control equipment on existing coal plants — an option he argues would have produced similar improvements in air quality.  His analysis of the GEA concludes the province is well on its way to having some of the highest electricity prices in North America. Read more.
[Thanks BJS]

In plain sight: liberal media bias

Tyrannosaurus Bam

[From Aftermath]

We've forgotten what belongs on Page One

Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven't heard about these sickening accusations? asks Kirsten  Powers.
"It's not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell's former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart..." Read it all.

War of Words

[via Israel Matsav]

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]


Democrats block Thatcher honor, demeaning all Americans

How demeaning: Senate Democrats are blocking a resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher, a true and enduring friend of the United States. More here
[Thanks ECS]

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards an eighth-grade teacher in the Union Grove school in Wisconsin who assigned a vocabulary crossword puzzle with clues containing “definitions” of liberalism and conservatism.  Conservatism, according to the public school assignment, is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms and encouraging prosperity through economic freedom.” More here. 
[Thanks ECS]

Obaloney's phony budget

"The best thing about President Obama’s budget, is that there is no chance his tax proposals will become law", writes Steve Forbes.  "That’s why the stock market happily shrugged them off.  Calling for yet another round of levies on the so-called rich – otherwise known as capital creators, investors and small business owners – smacks of pure, vindictive class warfare and has nothing to do with creating an environment for vigorous economic growth."
Forbes continues: "Call the Obama budget, France Lite.  Boosting taxes is playing havoc with France’s already anemic economy and undermining the authority of its socialist President.  Ever-rising taxes are also killing the economies of Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal...
"The President also called for sharply raising the minimum wage, which will only destroy jobs for young people entering the workforce.  Contrary to the President’s rhetoric, all but a handful of minimum wage earners are kids doing part-time jobs or family members supplementing household earnings.  Virtually none are primary earners... "The only sensible thing that the President proposed was cutting the corporate tax rate – now the highest in the developed world – and paying for the rate reduction in a revenue neutral way by reducing the tax code’s complexity" Read it all
[Thanks BJS]

If it rains, tax it.

Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property. The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The state legislature passed it in 2012 supposedly to "raise revenue to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay," according to MarylandReporter.com.
[Thanks: :ECS]-


Michelle, you're no Hadiya

Brian Williams let Michelle Obama's Chicago speech on gun control run for a couple of minutes on the NBC evening news. In it she proclaimed “Hadiya Pendleton Was Me”  
"No Actually, Michelle, Hidiya wasn’t you." says Tammy Bruce in a scalding response:  "She’s now a dead teenager because of the pit that liberal policies made her town. Gang violence, poverty, no jobs, no hope, no real police protection. Neighborhoods that have been abandoned because there’s no money because no one is working because liberal politicians seem more and more like vampires as they drain cities and towns and finally families of their life blood.  No Michelle, Hadiya wasn’t you. She was a teenager condemned, like so many others, by a political class that doesn’t give a damn, and only sees the average American as a speed-bump on the road to more power and money. Read it all.

Barack Obama's Diary: Bless my soul...

Dear Diary: What a night!  Our Memphis Soul event was a mega success. Lots of  camera shots of me and M.  singing and clapping our  hands, even if I did have to steal a glance at the folks either side to make sure I was  in synch. This was soul man. Soul-searing  music I learnt on the mean streets of   Oahu Jakarta  Chicago. Wherever. I's da man, bro. No music by old white dudes  like Bach and Mozart for me
Meantime, the Toad of Pyongyang is still beating his war drums. I'm hoping my special envoys, Beyonce and Jay-Z will persuade the Cucoms to tell Kim  Jung-Un to back off.  My special envoy to the norks, Dennis Rodman, was not a huge success. I suspect Rodman left Kim feeling  that his package is pathetically inadequate and as a result Kim felt the need to show the world his biggest rocket.I will leave it to my military brass to decide what action to take if Kim does launch missiles. That way I will have others to blame. Worked  for me after Benghazi.


[Dixon Diaz]