5/31/13

Back in the Land of the Free

Laughing Conservative, having narrowly survived the death of a thousand cuts  in London, is now back in The Land of the Free, after being assisted by large  numbers of perfectly nice hijab-clad persons both at Heathrow and Dulles. What's with all the muslims? Is this some sort of affirmative action campaign? Or cover for a fifth column to be unleashed in the future? 

Who is the coolest dude of all?

10 reasons so many are moving to Texas

Five of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the country between 2011 and 2012 were in Texas, according to new figures from the US Census Bureau. New York is way out in front in terms of added population, but Houston is second with San Antonio and Austin fourth and fifth. Why? More here,
[Thanks: BJS]



Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

5/29/13

Dim Crims: Man attempts to hide in a cactus

Luis Briones, 25, was having sex when he lost control of his car and crashed the vehicle, ejecting his naked female companion onto a New Mexico roadway, police report.
According to police, Briones ran a red light and slammed his Ford Explorer into another car on an Albuquerque street. The impact of the collision forced Natasha Carroll, 21, from Briones’s SUV.
With a bloodied Carroll lying in the road, Briones  attempted to flee the accident scene, witnesses told Albuquerque Police Department officers. After a witness confiscated his keys, Briones "attempted to "hide in a cactus."

Spy in the sky

What the ARGUS drone camera can see from 17,000 ft.  
[Thanks: Reaganite Republican]

Slow and spurious: now liberals target Eric the Withholder

The Republican criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department -- first, over the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation and now, the subpoena of reporters’ phone and email records -- is growing to include outcry from liberal media outlets and Democrats.  Read more: 

The eye-popping cost of lifting eyelids

Aging Americans with droopy upper eyelids often rely on the plastic surgeon’s scalpel to fix the problem. Increasingly, Medicare is paying. Medicare typically does not cover cosmetic surgery, but when a patient’s sagging eyelids significantly hinder their vision, it does pay to have them lifted. In recent years, though, a rapid rise in the number of so-called functional eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasty, has led some to question whether Medicare is letting procedures that are really cosmetic slip through the cracks — at a cost of millions.
As the Obama administration and Congress battle to restrain Medicare’s growing cost, critics say program administrators should more closely inspect procedures like blepharoplasty to prevent  taxpayers being ripped off. More  [Thanks BJS]

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...


The Academy of Dung Beetles Award is being rolled towards Mark Rosenthal, the president of New York City’s largest workers union, who only works for two hours a day and spends much of that time napping, according to The New York Post.
 The Post says it learned exclusively from executive board members of the AFSCME/AFL-CIO-affiliated union that Rosenthal, who weighs in at 400lbs., will often eat a large lunch, take a nap at his desk and then head home for the day. More

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[Columbus Daily Dispatch]

5/28/13

A fine bromance in Jersey

"Keep your left hand away, Barack.
 People are beginning to talk"

Barack Obama's Diary: Out of the heat

Dear Diary: At last! Congress  has had to shaddup for the Memorial Day weekend. Today I was finally able  to escape from being in the the media cross-hairs over Benghazi and the IRS and instead to make nice for the cameras with  Governor Chris Christie who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, not for the length of his belt, but the length of the ribbon  he cut to symbolically reopen the Jersey shore. I'm impressed by his PR style [Note to self:  ask Jarrett to set up similar events ready to be triggered when the heat gets turned up again in DC.]  Meantime I'm looking forward to concluding my weekend tonight by curling up with my comfort blankie, Boo-boo. But enough about me. 

Rocks around the clock

[From Aftermath]

5/25/13

Butchers of Woolwich: The Brit's eye view.

Laughing Conservative has  been happily languishing among plump Hereford cattle and grazing sheep, deep in the  English countryside.  This has enabled assessment -- free of media hysteria -- of an average Brit's reaction to the public decapitation of a young father in a London street. On the surface the stiff upper lip prevails, but there is a deep fury at what has happened. Butchering  random victims by beheading them in the street is a horrendous yet highly effective form of terrorism, requiring no support network, no explosives and  no transport, so we have to presume the jihadists will continue it.  Most people I've talked to, I've known well for years so I  can assess their mood accurately and they had no reason to be inhibited in talking to me. It will only take one or two  more similar  attacks for the public to  demand the arming of all police. On a less subtle level  there will be a sharp rise in vigilantism,  desecration of mosques, etc.  I have been digging tirelessly to establish if the mildness of British reaction is due to apathy. Far from it. It will play out in direct proportion to ongoing jihadist savagery. 

Cartoon: Rotting from the head

[Eric Allie:  Cagle Cartoons]

Ludicrous lefties: school 'gender bender' day

Deidri Hernandez’s seven-year-old son wasn't in in school yesterday, after officials at Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities in Milwaukee confirmed they’re still holding “Switch It Up Day” – a time for students to come dressed as members of the opposite sex.
Hernandez  says the day was originally billed as “Gender Bender Day,” but Tippecanoe officials made the name change after she called Principal Jeffrey Krupar to complain. More

5/24/13

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The  Augusta Chronicle]

Was Obama high on the night of Benghazi?

"If you’ve ever known anyone who is a drug addict, you’d see it’s obvious that Barack Obama was high on cocaine the night of Benghazi; it is the only logical explanation for his disappearance and the White House’s refusal to comment on what he was doing at the time," writes  the gay conservative political commentator Kevin DuJan, who goes on to indulge in some even wilder speculation as to the president's possible other activities that night."Since this was a night of great crisis for our country, the only logical reason that the White House won’t explain where the president was, is if this man was high as a kite on illegal narcotics at the time," writes DuJan." Laughing Conservative leaves readers to evaluate these disturbing allegations for themselves here.

Dumb Slebs: Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes’ saga of self-destruction has finally made it to Broadway. The former TV star was hit with a felony rap last night after a wild encounter with police in which she hurled a bong from the window of her 34th-floor apartment on West 47th Street near Times Square. The cops were called when her 'super' complained that she was puffing on the pipe in the lobby, law-enforcement sources told The New York Post.

The word that dare not speak its name

Was the Woolwich attack because of a protest or was it because of Guys Out For a Walk One Day Decided to Go Kill Some Brits? What difference, at this point, does it make? BRYAN PRESTON asks.
None at all, to the head-in-the-sand (or elsewhere) US media. According to Newsbusters, the US media are bending themselves into pretzels to keep from having to connect two killers who brutally murdered a British soldier while they shouted “Allahu Ackbar!” to Islamism, jihad or anything else that might illuminate their motives.What does a murderous jihadist terrorist have to do to get some recognition for his cause? You hack a British soldier to death in broad daylight on a London street while shouting “Allahu akbar” and then “swear by the almighty Allah” that you’ll never stop fighting, and the U.S. broadcast networks still can’t bring themselves to utter a word about Islam. More

Cartoon: Aftermath

[From Aftermath]

5/23/13

Cartoon: Rick McKee

The Augusta Chronicle]



'Impeach!' say American majority

Half of Americans want to see President Obama impeached. That includes a surprising one in four Democrats, according to a recent poll conducted by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies.  Fritz Wenzel, who conducted the poll, noted,
“Half or nearly half of those surveyed said they believed Obama should be impeached for the trifecta of scandals now consuming Washington.”
“It may be early in the process for members of Congress to start planning for impeachment of Barack Obama, but the American public is building a serious appetite for it."

5/22/13

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Cartoon: Rick McKee


[The Augusta Chronicle]

An honest look at race

williams "Black people could benefit from an honest examination of the bill of goods they've been sold. Such an examination would not come from black politicians, civil rights leaders or the black and white liberal elite. Those people have benefited politically and financially from keeping black Americans in a constant state of grievance based on alleged racial discrimination. The long-term solution for the problems that many black Americans face begins with an absolute rejection of the self-serving agenda of hustlers and poverty pimps."
Prof. Walter Williams. Professor of Economics at George Mason University.  Read it all.

5/21/13

The Unhappiness of Muslims


MUSLIMS ARE NOT HAPPY
They're not happy in Gaza ..
They're not happy in Egypt ..
They're not happy in Libya ..
They're not happy in Morocco ..
They're not happy in Iran ..
They're not happy in Iraq ..
They're not happy in Yemen ..
They're not happy in Afghanistan ..
They're not happy in Pakistan ..
They're not happy in Syria ..
They're not happy in Lebanon ..

SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

They're happy in Australia .
They're happy in Canada ....
They're happy in England ...
They're happy in France .....
They're happy in Italy .........
They're happy in Germany.
They're happy in Sweden ..
They're happy in the USA .
They're happy in Norway ..
   They're happy in Holland ....
  They're happy in Denmark .

Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim
and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?
Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN
AND THEN; They want to change those countries to be like....
THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY

Dim Crims: Driven to distraction

A 23-year-old Ohio man is facing a child endangerment charge after allegedly allowing his nine-year-old daughter to drive the family car, a 1998 Honda that the child lost control of after “achieving excessive speed” and drove into a tree. Jaron McGee was riding shotgun while his child was tooling around last night in the parking lot of Headlands State Park, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. “However the child lost control of the car after achieving excessive speed, and drove directly into the large tree,” investigators reported. Before deputies arrived, the girl was driven from the scene of the accident by family members, who said she was not injured in the crash. Despite that assurance, investigators were checking on the girl’s welfare.

Fifth Amendment move ratchets up stakes in IRS scandal

The IRS official in charge of the division that scrutinized tax exempt organizations when the agency targeted Republicans will invoke her Fifth amendment right not to incriminate herself if forced to appear as scheduled Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, writes Keith Koffler at White House Dosssier.
"This ratchets up the scandal for President Obama, make no mistake," says Koffler. "Government officials are now taking the Fifth, like mobsters appearing at the Kefauver hearings. Average Americans are going to be smelling a lot of smoke and wondering intently about the fire. Read  More

The Taxman

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards  those who are trying to blame the GOP for the Oklahoma tornado  which, in turn,  they blame on "anthropogenic" global warming. They conveniently ignore the fact that this has been the quietest tornado season on record. Read More

Barack Obama's Diary: Bunsen Burma

Dear Diary: My main duty today-- aside from sticking my fingers into the ever-growing number of leaks in the dikes surrounding my administration -- was to meet with President Thein Sein of Myanmar [formerly Burma].  According to the talking points that I was handed just before welcoming him, Thein is a stranger to democratic principles which should make him feel right  at home with several of my czars. He might even get to like some of my dikes. But enough about me.

5/19/13

Ludicrous leftoids

Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith never punish their children and leave them free to make their own decisions. Yet Jaden, 14, finds this too confining and  has decided that for his 15th birthday in July he would like the gift of legal emancipation -- freedom  from his parents — and to be able to live in a home of his own. ...So, that parenting style went well. Read more:

Your tax dollars at work...

Just when you thought the U.S. government’s global warming frenzy couldn’t possibly get any more insane, the Obama administration announces that it’s dedicating a whopping $19.5 million to study the effect of climate change on cows. This crazy story comes via the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is giving several academic institutions the cash to support research, education and other activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture. The goal is to uncover the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle, according to an agency announcement released this week. “We have seen the impact that variable climate patterns have had on production agriculture for the past several years,” according to USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack. “These projects will deliver the best tools available to accurately measure and respond to the effects of climate on beef and dairy production.” This is the same guy who heads President Obama’s special White House Rural Council that among other things is supposed to expand “ecosystem markets” and develop “renewable energy projects.” Yada, yada, yada. Read more.
[Thanks: ECS]

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

5/18/13

Obama denies involvement with government

The brilliant Borowitz reports:  President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to reassure the American people that he has “played no role whatsoever” in the U.S. government over the past four years.
“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news. Read it all.
[Thanks BJS]

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[Columbus Daily Dispatch]

IRS monster grows even more scary

Doug Ross@journal  has this: "Like an iceberg beginning to surface, the lawless activities of the IRS are becoming more and more obvious every day. Conservatives, Jews,HispanicsCatholics, and Pro-Life groups in general appear to have been harassed, intimidated and humiliated.
As a reward for this  behavior, the former head of the IRS' tax-exempt division now leads the agency's ObamaCare enforcement arm. And contrary to the president's standard assertion ("I only found out about this yesterday on the news"), Obama's Chief of Staff was aware of the IRS investigation last year. More.

Dim Crims: pocket dial 911

Police say a man unknowingly pocket-dialed 911 while he and a buddy were breaking into a car, unknowingly leading Fresno, Calif., officers right to their location.  KGPE.com explains that the 911 dispatcher could hear people speaking in the background, so he listened to see if anyone needed help.  It didn't take long for the dispatcher to realize that the men were up to no good. On the recording made available to KGPE.com, one of the men can be heard to say, "I just want to smoke weed right now." The discussion then shifts to how the two should break into an automobile. Later, the sounds of a window being smashed can be heard followed by a suspect's excited declaration that he found prescription drugs in the car. The two face charges of breaking and entering, possession of stolen property and conspiracy, 

5/17/13

Cartoon: Rick McKee


[The Augusta  Chronicle]

Dim Crim: No heavenly virgins for YOU


Mohammed Ahmed was one of scores of men arrested in a prostitution sweep conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. According to investigators, the alleged 21-year-old john answered an online ad posted by an undercover detective posing as a hooker Ahmed was arrested when he arrived for his liaison. He was in the Sunshine State on his  honeymoon. More

IRS 'hid targeting scandal until after the election'

NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS  deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups, until after the 2012 presidential election.  More

Incoming!


If it were raining in Benghazi, could Ambassador Stevens  have called in the Marines?

Something bigger brewing in the White House?

The astute Keith Koffler who blogs at White House Dossier thinks there's something brewing  in the Obama administration that's an even bigger deal than Benghazi and IRS targeting. Reading between his lines, we think it could be NBC's Lisa Myers' revelation that the IRS scandal was deliberately hushed up until after the election. Read More

Dumb slebs: Bette Midler thanks IRS for targeting 'haters'

Singer Bette Midler has sent a tweet to the IRS thanking them for targeting the Tea Party or any group 'who hates'.  That would include her, evidently.

Cartoon: A.F. Branco

Cartoon: Christopher Weyant

[From: The Hill]

Barack Obama's Diary: Ellementery speling

Dear Diary: A busy day today that my aides hoped would distract the ravening wolves of the media from the IRS, Benghazi, and other inconsequential distractions. I visited an elementary school in Baltimore to show  the nation my Daddy face. "K-A-T spells Kat" I said. A child said "it's C-A-T." Cheeky little swine. I told an aide to have the family income tax return  re-audited. Gotta put a chill up the spine of those who disrespect me. Then I addressed workers at a factory and said we need more good-paying jobs. People applauded my sympathetic  insight. It's no wonder they voted me back for a second term. There are times that I  could hug myself and I do. But enough about me.

Dim Crims: The Santa Claus endeavor

Rescue crews pulled a man to safety after he got stuck in a chimney in Sylmar, Los Angeles. Firefighters and police responded to the Sylmar Recreation Center around after the man managed to pull his cell phone from his pocket and call 911, KABC reports.  Cuauhtli Castillo Lujano, 27, told police he was stuck inside a hole in the ground. Once firefighters realized the man wasn't trapped underground, they went around sounding their sirens.
"The individual was saying closer, farther until they were able to locate him," said LAFD Capt. Ron Klameck. Lujano was booked for trespass of the closed public building.  KABC  says he told police he had been jumping from roof to roof of buildings because "that's what people do." Officials said the man smelled of alcohol.  More  [Thanks BJS]

5/16/13

Rumor-mill: Holder 'losing grip'

Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that “Holder’s days are numbered,” and  that Massachussetts Governor Deval Patrick is Obama’s pick to replace him.
Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is very close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement “when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department,” said a top White House source.  Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels.  This time it’s the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records — which has caused a media uproar.
Sneed hears that Obama will wait until the furor dies down so his and Valerie Jarrett's good buddy will be able to leave with, ahem, “his reputation intact.”

Dim Crims: Out of the closet

The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston turned the tables on  intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place where he stores his guns.  When the homeowner thought the burglars had left, he went downstairs, carrying his gun in case the suspects were still around, The Houston Chronicle reports.. On the first floor, the man confronted one of his assailants and the two exchanged gunfire,
according to police. The resident escaped unharmed, but the  assailant was hit struck in the shoulder and leg.  He fled on foot down the street, but did not get far before he collapsed.

Strong men are 'more right-wing'

Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right-wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.
Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength.
Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research. Laughing Conservative has overwhelming  upper-body strength, as might  be expected.  Read more   [Thanks ECS]

Dim Crims: Cops arrest 'Cop Killa'

Chicago police  have arrested  a man who has a tattoo just below his  left eye that says “Cop Killa.”
There is no evidence that he ever killed a cop, but police say they have the recordings of repeated 9-1-1 calls during which  27-year-old Antonio Hammond threatened to shoot and kill police officers in the Odgen District.

Obama's database: Where no one has gone before

"The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before
in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. "Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They're going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can't get around it. And he's [President Obama] been very smart. It's very powerful what he's leaving in place. Read more   [Thanks ECS]

Cartoon: Daryl Cagle

[Cagle Cartoons]

5/15/13

Dim Crims: Midnight shopping

Trevor Runyon entered the ValuMarket grocery store in Mount Washington, Kentucky, Sunday and allegedly hid until employees had locked up for the night. Mount Washington Police Officer Michael Huffman said surveillance footage  shows Runyon making himself at home by cooking six steaks, drinking some beer,
eating an entire birthday cake, smoking some cigarettes and consuming copious amounts of Reddi-whip. Surveillance then shows Runyon climbing into the rafters to go to sleep.  The manager of the store found the cans in the garbage the next morning before alerting authorities. Firefighters arrived on the scene to remove Runyon  from the rafters and police took him into custody. Runyon is being held at Bullitt County Detention Center in Kentucky, awaiting a court hearing.

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[Columbus Daily Dispatch]

Cartoon: Adam Zyglis

[The Buffalo News]

Dim Crims: Seniors held for crack, cocaine and hookers

James Parham, 75, and Cheryl Chaney, 66, have been arrested on charges of using cocaine and running a
prostitution ring out of their apartments in a senior citizen housing complex. The police got involved when residents complained of drunks and addicts hanging around in their building, NorthJersey.com reports.
Parham has admitted to providing young girls as prostitutes to some of the residents of the building. Chaney has also been charged with possession of crack. Selma McDuffie, a 54-year-old school crossing guard, is charged with possession of a crack pipe.
During a safety seminar with the local police in March, “the seniors packed the room and told the chief stories of vagrants passed out in lounge areas, drunks wandering the halls and used condoms in the recreation room.”  Read more: 

5/14/13

The LC is flying to the UK

The LC is on its way to check out the land of Cameron and attend a family wedding. We expect to provide service as normal, thanks to our matchless correspondents.
PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—As controversy swirled around the Department of Justice’s move to obtain journalists’ phone records, the White House picked up a vote of support today from an unexpected source, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea.
“I honestly don’t see what the fuss is all about,” Mr. Kim said in an official statement today. “Of course it’s the government’s right to know what people are doing at all times—and journalists would be right at the top of the list.”
Mr. Kim also offered a vigorous defense of the I.R.S. policy of auditing the tax returns of organizations that oppose the government: “Again, this is something I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over, and I know Dad felt the same way.”
In what was an otherwise laudatory statement about the activities of the U.S. government, Mr. Kim offered one small critique: “They could save themselves the work of conducting audits and obtaining phone records if they would just get rid of journalists and anti-government groups in the first place. But, you know, baby steps.”  More
[Thanks BJS]

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]


5/13/13

Barack Obama's Diary: Cameron, Camer off

After my usual  morning briefing it was time to meet British Prime Minister Cameron."Good Morning  Cameron Diaz, old chap, " I said to him breezily.  He gave me a puzzled glance: We had a meeting for an hour or so about things  which are for  for me to know and others to guess. Rest assured, though, that I told him how to sort out Britain's problems which are mostly rooted in the colonization of Kenya. Afterwards, Mr. Diaz and I held a media conference during which some tactless hack raised the question of Benghazi. I became so stompy-foot frustrated by this that a tear slipped from right eye, which a photographer zoomed in on. Fortunately, MSM lapdogs attributed it to seasonal allergies. The IRS scandal seems to creeping ever nearer to DC and we needed a distraction. Luckily, Eric The Withholder came to the rescue with an inspired tactic: seizing a bunch of phone records from Associated Press. That should keep the media baying at the base of another tree for a while. Later I flew to New York for the really important business of the day:  three fundraisers. But enough about me.

Tax scandal spreads to DC

Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. More

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' award goes to the United Nations,  which is suggesting that people eat lots of insects, including dung beetles, to alleviate world hunger  More [Thanks ECS]

Obamaniacs seize AP records

The Obama Administration continues to run amok: "The U.S. Justice Department “has secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists,”  AP reports.  The records came from AP reporters as well as offices in New York, Washington and Connecticut. They include records from “20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP journalists and offices, including cell and home phone lines,” AP reports.The records cover April and May 2012, and appear to be connected to a story by Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo about a foiled al-Qaida plot. Goldman and Apuzzo are among the AP journalists whose records the government sought.  More
[Thanks: BJS, ECS] 

Cartoon: Bob Englehart

[The Hartford Courant]

Obama on Benghazi scandal: There's no 'there' there

He accuses critics of creating a "political circus"

Cartoon: Christopher Weyant

[From: The Hill]

5/12/13

The difference that it DOES make...

American Crossroads ad  cleverly encapsulates the scandal:

36,000 calorie cupcake ridicules Nanny B.

New York's House of Cupcakes, in Greenwich Village, has created a 36,000 calorie cupcake with a glowering Michael Bloomberg face on the top. “It’s got over 12 pounds of sugar, five pounds of butter, four pounds of flour, six cups of cocoa powder, 24 eggs, and two cups of milk, said shop owner Ron Bzdewk. Bloomberg couldn’t resist tearing into the cupcake maker: “This is one of the dumbest things people have done, but if they can get some publicity [so be it].” Bloomberg then said: "Fatty foods kill people, so it isn’t really funny." Except, of course, that it is. 
Source: Breitbart.com  [Thanks ECS]

Barack Obama's Diary: Mother's Day

Dear Diary: Sasha and Malia woke Michelle with  breakfast  in bed: a doughnut sandwich with a mound of crispy bacon  inside. Michelle calls it a cop's coronary and it's  the only meal she likes more than a double cheeseburger with super-sized fries. Talking of heart attacks, this whole IRS thing is going to give me one. It's getting out of hand, now the Jews and Israel are being dragged into it. Polls are not showing me a clear direction, so I'll just have to do what's right. I mean left. But enough about me.

WH marks Mother's Day by celebrating free contraception


The White House is marking Mother's Day, by celebrating free birth control provided by Obamacare. The White House made the declaration in a tweet today from their official Twitter account.
"Thanks to the #ACA, 1 in 3 women under 65 gained access to preventive care—like birth control—with no out-of-pocket costs. #HappyMothersDay," the unsigned tweet reads, without the slightest hint of irony.

Senator quits over Obamacare

Democratic senator Max Baucus is retiring because he is “fed up” with the Affordable Care Act, according to his Republican colleague Chuck Grassley. Speaking at Friday night’s Lincoln Day dinner in Iowa, Grassley told the audience the Montana senator is leaving office ”because he’s so fed up with the possibility of the implementation of Obamacare being a train wreck.”
Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, played a key role in writing the 2010 law.
Grassley said that dissatisfaction with the health-care bill exists across party lines, describing a “bipartisan coalition in Washington” that considers the implementation of the law a disaster. “It’s a shame that a trainwreck even left the station a couple years ago,” he added, referring to Baucus’s now-infamous statement of frustration.
The 79-year-old Iowa senator also used his remarks to inveigh against the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley has been one of the most outspoken opponents of the legislation. Referring to the 1986 immigration act signed into law by President Reagan, which legalized millions of illegal immigrants, he said, ”I want you to know that we screwed up in 1986.”
He concluded, “Today, we have 11 million people who came into our country illegally. The lesson learned: You reward illegality, you get more of it.” [Thanks ECS]

5/11/13

65 Obama lies


IRS ' targeted Jewish groups', too

The allegations of dirty tricks and harassment  grow ever more outrageous and bizarre: Along with targeting tea-party groups, the IRS may also have given extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups, for political reasons. More here   [Thanks BJS]

Obama has 'major problem,' says CS Monitor

New reports show that the State Department 'extensively edited' talking points about the terrorist attack on the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. Most Americans disapprove of the way President Obama has handled it, presenting the administration with a major political problem, writes Brad Knickerbocker in The Christian Science Monitor.  More

What difference?

[From: Commonsense Evaluation]
[Thanks: ECS]

Another cover-up: this time at the IRS

Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.
 IRS apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. The agency blamed low-level employees, saying no high-level officials were aware.
But on June 29, 2011, Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, learned at a meeting that groups were being targeted, according to the watchdog's report. At the meeting, she was told that groups with "Tea Party," `'Patriot" or "9/12 Project" in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says.  [Thanks: BJS, ECS] 

Cartoon: Kevin Spiers

Surely nobody has shown the essence of the Benghazi talking-points scandal more cleverly than this:  [Thanks ECS]

[The Charlotte Observer]

Press earthquake forces WH backs to the wall

Do not underestimate the significance of  Friday's White House Press conference, warns David Steinberg: "The Obama administration has not faced such an onslaught of truth-seeking since he took office in 2008, and further, no Democratic administration has been charged from all sides like this in recent memory.
"For a left-leaning reporter – as surveys have confirmed most are – watching the WH Press Corps attack a Democratic administration regarding a scandal that could very well topple it, must objectively represent a career-turning event.
"Just hours earlier, many lefty journalists still felt exceedingly comfortable advancing the administration talking points, offering denigrating coverage of the whistleblowers, the “wingnut conspiracy theorists,” and conservatives in general. Professionally, this meant offering subpar commentary with little chance of notable criticism penetrating the MSM bubble. But now?"  Learn more

Barack Obama's Diary: Sandtraps

Dear Diary: Saturday has arrived and not a moment too soon. The heat over Benghazi has been getting uncomfortable even for a cool guy like myself.  I decided to escape to the golf course with aides Marvin  Nicholson,  Mike Brush and Joe Paulsen. When Valerie Jarrett cautioned against  the possible bad PR, I replied: "What, at this point, does it matter?" This has bcome a mantra around here as in:  "The IRS has been targeting conservatives."... What at this point does it matter.  " The Benghazi talking points were edited not once but 12 times" ...What at this point does it matter? " ...."You may be impeached over Benghazi." What at this point  does it... aaaugh! you're kidding me!
I need to unwind by unleashing a Predator.  I've got Hagel on speed-dial on my iPhone: "Chuck," I said,  "you guys got any  hot targets? An American in Yemen? Great...Fire at will."   Now I feel better. But enough about me.

Lesbians begin adopted boy's sex change

The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl defend the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.
Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy.  But parents Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel warn that children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could face a higher risk of suicide. Read more: 

5/10/13

Dim Crims: Gator catches fugitive

A Florida man who tried to flee from a traffic stop, ended up  in the jaws of an alligator. More:   [Thanks BJS]

They're not even good at lying

A half-hour into a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, senior Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner said something she will regret...
“I’m not good at math,” she confessed as she tried to summon a statistic. More:    [Thanks BJS]

CIA timeline confirms victims killed 7 hours after Obama told of attack

CIA Timeline Confirms: Woods and Doherty murdered in Benghazi seven hours After WH knew of attack. Commercial Airliner Can Fly From London to Libya and back in that time. More   [Thanks ECS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Obamaniacs mandate absurd college speech codes

The Obama Administration seems to be losing its collective mind. On the very same day that we learn of multiple lies about Benghazi, that the IRS deliberately targeted  conservatives, we now learn that the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have joined together to mandate that virtually every college and university in the United States establish unconstitutional speech codes that violate the First Amendment and decades of legal precedent.
"I am appalled by this attack on free speech on campus from our own government," said Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which has been leading the fight against unconstitutional speech codes on America's college campuses since its founding in 1999. "In 2011, the Department of Education took a hatchet to due process protections for students accused of sexual misconduct. Now the Department of Education has enlisted the help of the Department of Justice to mandate campus speech codes so broad that virtually every student will regularly violate them. The DOE and DOJ are ignoring decades of legal decisions, the Constitution, and common sense, and it is time for colleges and the public to push back." More

Benghazi: See the devastating ad that Romney never ran

Via Breitbart  [Thanks ECS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Shock: IRS admits targeting conservatives

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called on the White House to investigate:
"Today's acknowledgement by the Obama administration that the IRS did in fact target conservative groups in the heat of last year's national election is not enough,"  Mitch McConnell said. "I call on the White House to conduct a transparent, government-wide review aimed at assuring the American people that these thuggish practices are not under way at the IRS or elsewhere in the administration against anyone, regardless of their political views." More

Barack Obama's Diary: Ich bin √úbermensch

Dear Diary: Guten Tag! I am visiting Berlin next month to reprise my famed appearance there in 1998. Himmel, what a day that was!  I was Ubermensch, Superman! Some 200,000 people crowded the streets hanging on to my every word. I am already brushing up my German so that I can impress Angela Merkel as we meet for "discussions" [and I tell her how to fix Europe].  It will also be the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's visit when he famously said: "Ich bin ein Berliner" which does not -- as he thought -- mean "I am a Berliner," but "I am a little bear." Not a gaffe I'm likely to make, given my vast education. I will point this out to Fraulein Merkel. One my aides said it should be "Frau" Merkel. Fraulein, schmaulein...whatever. I have also been practicing my salute: Right arm extended forward and accompanied by a crisply-spoken "Heil". This is sure to impress Angela and all other Germans. But enough about me.


















News for parental units

The U.S. Department of Education announced that the Department will — for the first time — collect income “from a dependent student’s legal parents regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender, if those parents live together.”The new FAFSA form will use terms like “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of gender-specific terms like “mother” and “father, The Washington Times reports. Read more: 

Your tax dollars at work: $50 million Afghan rip-off

John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), spoke at New America Foundation's National Security Studies Program on Wednesday and said $50 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars was stolen from the United States Treasury and found in a bank in Afghanistan.
The money has since gone missing.

5/9/13

Sleb news: Duck Dynasty DID build that

The Robertsons DID built that...

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta  Chronicle]

Ariel Castro may face death penalty

 Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping and keeping three young women as captives for a decade faces possible execution. [An outcome devoutly to be wished  for] The lawyer prosecuting the case said he may seek the death penalty against Castro. More

Bam 'making own case for impeachment'

Is Barack Obama making his own case for impeachment? asks The Western Center for Journalism  and it  lists One Hundred Articles of Impeachment. Learn more

Dim crims: Power line kills thief

A West Virginia man was electrocuted when he picked up a live power line that he had shot down in order to steal copper from it.  Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler Kessler says the man was killed instantly when he picked up the power line.  More





Obama: All hat, no cattle

The Drudge Report scores a satirical bull's eye today with the above  headline over this picture:
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