Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Envirocrats target forbidden owls

Following yesterday's post about "ethicists" declaring that  the murder of newborns is equivalent to abortion, comes this news that The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to shoot and kill Barred Owls because they have been encroaching on Spotted Owl habitat. It seems that Spotted Owls conform  more closely to USFWS  criteria  for desirable owl-hood. So the Barred Owls must die. How much longer before  leftie lunatics demand  the right to exterminate not just Barred Owls, or  unwanted human  newborns, but  those of  us at any age who don't fit their vision of  obedient socialist personhood? 
[Thanks: BJS]

Cartoon: Brian Fairrington

[Cagle Cartoons]


Cartoon: Daryl Cagle

[ Daryl Cagle, MSNBC]

Coming soon: Abortion of newborns?

Two  ethicists working at Australian universities  are arguing that it is as acceptable to "terminate" a new-born child as it is  to abort a fetus, because newborns are not "persons".  Where will it stop?  Will  liberals eventually want the right to  decide  at any age who is not  a "person" and exterminate them?  Ridiculous? Not so much.  Hitler did it very successfully . Details and links here.

Charged up over the Chevy Volt

Thanks to The Other McCain for the link to this inflammatory video: Click arrow to view.

Santorum took Cabby's advice

Cabby, our  advice columnist and  grouchy Manhattan taxi driver,  gave  remarkably prophetic  advice to Rick Santorum  a couple  of weeks ago. And Santorum  took it seriously  enough to pass it on to the driver of his car in the Daytona 500:  keep your cool while the others burn themselves out. Cabby's prophetic advice is here.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary:  A better day, today. I unleashed our attack dog, Hillary, on those daggone conservatives who complain every time I grovel before Karzai make one of my perfectly reasonable apologies for the disastrous Quran-burning incident. She  accused them of  risking " inflaming the situation." Scary woman. Talking of which, M.  ordered up  a 2000- calorie meal for the  Governors of the 57 58  50 states. Heck, you can't serve Chris Christie two carrot sticks and a sardine. We all had steak, and vegetables in a delicious  sauce. Yours truly had a welcome break from M.'s frozen  home-grown peas. We've got 78 members of the Armed services coming  to dinner and a photo-op on Friday [this is a sop to Axelrod and Jarrett  who are always talking about 'optics'.] That night I should get another break  from rabbit food.  It's time to close the laptop, say my bedtime  prayer to myself, and so to bed.


10 reasons why Obama is panicking

 Kevin Jackson at 'The Black Sphere' identifies ten reasons why Obama is panicking. Read them all

Scare leftist pestilence away!

Dung Beetle Award goes to...

"Tie this in red tape, heroes"
The Academy of Dung Beetles had no trouble in choosing today's award. It  is being rolled towards  the group of 25 emergency workers in Britain  who refused to enter a 3ft deep pond to save a man who  fell face down in the water during a seizure.
 The reason?  Regulations forbade them to enter water that was more than ankle deep. The man died. More here.
[Thanks BJS]

XL pipeline approved from Oklahoma to the Gulf

What's that sound of crashing gears? It's the White House backing up from the disastrous Keystone  XL Pipeline decision. Transcanada is now going  ahead with  the section from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast refineries, which they can use to carry midwest oil  until Obama is booted out of office. It's election year, folks, and we can expect more Obamanations to be reversed before November. More here.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

THIS Ain't Right!

Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty  exclaim "This Ain't right."


Bad King Obama

Mark Steyn eviscerates the liberal statists who  threaten the very foundation of our  nation. Read him  and be warned.
[Thanks BJS]

Cartoon: Alastair Graham

"Yep, I'm an Obamophobe. That makes 
 you a Santorophobe"

The chart Obama 'doesn't want you to see'

Doug Ross has an ugly employment chart that "President Obama and the Democrats don't want you to see." You can see it here.

U.S. Muslim judge throws out charge against Muslim

You be the judge: This is disturbing on so many levels. Clearly this Pennsylvania judge should have recused himself. Or is this an intimation of looming  Sharia law in our future? More here.
[Thanks BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: Those Afghans sure are hard to please. The local  US commander has apologized,  even I --  the fourth greatest president in the history of the United States --- have apologized and now the Deputy Acting Assistant Defense Secretary has  also apologized. (How many people does Panetta have in that office, anyway? He's supposed be cutting back.) It's enough to give anybody heartburn, especially after  M. ordered me a dinner  of a dime-sized steak with two cups of peas.  Which reminds me: Where did I put the GasX? 
 I  shot some hoops with Marv my giant  body man after the daily briefing this morning. He let me win, as a good bodyman should. Pity Asshat  Assad  in Syria doesn't back down as easily.  Hillary assures me that our man in Moscow has been  pressuring  Russia to help... or Putin on the Ritz (geddit? That's good one, though I say so myself, and I do). Michelle is calling. Time to close the laptop, say a bedtime prayer to myself. And so to bed.


AP puts dizzying spin on Egypt detainee report

Doug Ross takes a hatchet to an AP report on the American "democracy advocates" detained in Egypt. AP's spin, he says,  is leaving the agency with  as much credibility with Americans as Pravda had in the Soviet Krushchev era. More here.

Ophobia: What does it mean?

Ophobia:  morbid fear of O, often triggered in conservatives by the mere thought of him spending another four years with his feet on Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. A neologism coined on this blog.

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Obama's Soviet vision for America

Keith Koffler examines Obama's speech San Francisco and finds a deeply flawed vision for America. Read it all.

Are you Oikophobic?

Oikophobia, or why the liberal elite hate Americans. James Taranto at the WSJ is in top form.  Read it all.

Barack Obama's Diary

 Dear Diary: It's been a difficult day (aren't most of them?)  I have apologized to Karzai because  I feel one should always be nice to rude people and they will be nice in return. But the  Afghans aren't responding. How many times do  have to apologize politely to get those  mobs off the streets?   I wanted to ask  Assad courteously to stop killing civilians in Syria,  but meanwhile Hillary has been at a conference in Tunisia baying for his  blood.  Scary woman. Which reminds me:  M. has returned and I'm back on a diet of  fish and daggone peas. Maybe the Republicans were right not to eat them.  
What was I saying?  Oh yes,  about  Hillary being scary.  Now, it turns out that Saddam did have WMDs but he  shipped them off to Syria before our troops could find them.  Awk-waaaard...  but at least  I can blame  Bush one more time. Time to say  a quick prayer to myself. And so to bed.

Lovable Mitt

Cartoon: Alastair Graham

"Of course we need to drill. You liberals think cars can  run on nothing but algae and a unicorn fart."

Rebuke to a rudderless president

John Hinderaker at Powerline carries a powerful rebuke to Obama over his refusal to accelerate domestic  oil supplies. Read it all.


Newt rips Obama apology to Muslims

 In a Piers Morgan interview on CNN, Newt was in top form, ripping into Obama for his repeated one-sided  apologies to Muslims. See it all here.

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

US warns on Syria WMDs

 The US  has warned Syria's neighbors of  peril from Syrian stockpiles of  nerve gas and offered help in coping with  a WMD attack. More here.

Buffet, political genius

Warren Buffet is a financial genius, but even better for his portfolio -- and worse for ours -- he is also a political  genius.
[Thanks BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary updated

Dear Diary: With Michelle and the girls skiing at at Aspen, I've got a chance catch up with my daily diary  for the  benefit of  eminent historians who will one day use its  priceless insights to reveal the  genius of The Greatest President in the History of the United States. That  would make a great title for the best-selling autobiography  l  intend to write after leaving office,  to keep Michelle in  midnight chocolate Krispy Kremes for life. Which reminds me, I've only got another couple days before she's back here  making me  eat my  daggone peas. I'm still practicing the word 'daggone' for my encounters with bitter redneck gun clingers. Pretty daggone good, huh?
Talking of  heartburn,  I've got that  daggone  bloodthirsty  Binyamin Netanyahu visiting in  two weeks' time. Hillary wants to arm-twist  him  into not  bombing Iran back to the Dark Ages. Oh wait... they're already there. 
Anyways, Hillary thinks she  can frighten  him  enough to stop him unleashing bunker-busters on Natanz. Seeing as how she  has even scared Bill  back under her thumb, she may well be correct.  H. is a scary woman, almost as scary as M. 
Oops! as  Governor Perry said.   It's getting late.   Time to say a prayer to myself. And so to bed.

Headline of the Month

" Man Bites Car"
Sadly, ABC News didn't just leave it at that
Remember, schmucks: Less is More.

Maher gives $1million towards Obama

Comedian Bill Maher, winner of our Dung Beetle Award yesterday for a tasteless joke  linking Mitt Romney and  gay sex, is donating $1 million to Obama's SuperPAC. This is disturbing on so many levels. Comedians have lots of latitude in poking fun at politicians, as they should have. Jay Leno generally balances jokes about left and right. Potty-mouthed Chelsea Handler  who constantly refers to genitalia, is shamelessly pro-Obama, even directly calling on her audience to vote for him. But when comedians  like Maher use their TV platform to ridicule one side and then back the other side with millions of dollars,  there is an unacceptable conflict of interest. There is a simple solution, of course: don't watch Maher.

Cartoon: Aislin

[Montreal Gazette]


O's steel-trap memory

Via Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty:

Shudder of the Week

 Jammie Wearing Fools has an instant cure for porn addiction. Sinead O'Connor apparently wants to pose naked for Playboy.  Quick, pass the eye bleach.

Syria: US, NATO intervention looms

The US, Britain,  France, Italy  and other NATO  members are preparing to  intervene in Syria to stop the massacre of civilians, according to Debkafile.

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Obama apology: Palin's riposte

After President Obama's apology to Afghanistan's President Karzai for inappropriate disposal of Korans, Sarah Palin has posted on her Facebook page that it is now time for Afghanistan to apologize for the subsequent killing of two US soldiers. Read it  here.

The Dung Beetle Award winner is...

"Here's some more bad taste, Bill"
The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards comedian Bill Maher  for a 'joke' suggesting   that Mitt Romney paid a homeless man for gay sex

Obama mocks GOP oil policy

President Obama  has attacked  GOP  policy on oil, insisting that Americans are not fooled  by "bumper sticker" slogans.
Except for "Hope and Change," I guess.
More here.

Cartoon: Patrick Chappatte

[International Herald Tribune]

Cartoon: Brian Fairrington

[Cagle Cartoons]


Royal Navy launches PC warships

 This comes from a friend in Australia, who found it online, origin unknown: 
"The Royal Navy is proud of its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Brussels, renamed them HMS Cautious and HMS Prudence. The next five ships are to be named HMS Empathy, HMS Circumspect, HMS Nervous, HMS Timorous and HMS Apologist. Costing £850 million each, they meet the needs of the 21st century and comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights laws.

Live ammunition has been replaced with paint balls to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims. Stress counselors and lawyers will be on duty 24hrs a day. The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and balanced in accordance with the latest directives on race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only have to work a maximum of 37hrs per week in line with Brussels Health & Safety rules, even in wartime.
 All the vessels will come equipped with a maternity ward and day care, situated on the same deck as the Gay Disco.

Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but cannabis will be allowed in the wardroom and messes. The Royal Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for; "Rum, sodomy and the lash"; so out has gone the occasional rum ration which is to be replaced by sparkling water. Although sodomy remains, it has now been extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available but only on request. Condoms can be obtained in a variety of flavors.

Saluting officers has been abolished because it is deemed elitist and is to be replaced by the more informal, "Hello Sailor". All information on notices boards will be printed in 37 different languages and Braille. Crew members will now no longer be required to ask permission to grow beards or moustaches - this applies equally to women crew members.

The newly re-named HMS Cautious is due to be commissioned soon in a ceremony conducted by Captain Hook from the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. She will gently slide into the water as the Royal Marines Band plays "In the Navy" by the Village People. Her first deployment will be to escort boat loads of illegal immigrants across the channel to ports on England 's south coast. The Prime Minister said:  "While these ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking, they are also capable of being up-graded to comply with any new legislation coming out of Brussels."

Green is for destruction

"In every corner of the Obama administration, the radical green machinery is hard at work — destroying jobs, shredding truth and sacrificing our economic well-being at the altar of environmentalism."  Michelle Malkin is  in fine form. Read it all.

Greece invents the negative salary

Beginning this month, some Greeks will have to pay for the privilege of having a job. Zero Hedge has more.

Obama's 'secret' war spreads to 4 countries

US special forces are now operating in four African countries in their conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army, AP reports.


Dogs of War: The end game

White House National Security advisor Tom Donilon's  three days of high-level talks in Israel ended on Sunday after he failed to extract a pledge from  the Israelis not to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. According to Debkafile,  Obama has invited Netanyahu  to meet him at the White House on March 5  hoping that personal contact might do the trick.  Personally I think this is pure political theater so Obama will  appear to have done all he could to avert war before Israel attacks. Israel faces an existential threat and will do what it must to survive: To me  that means attacking Iran early in March. By then Obama  will appear to have done all he reasonably could   to  avoid war, and can aid Israel militarily at the least political cost to himself.

Dung Beetle: the Tape

Thanks to I Own the World for this  video report  of the incident that
earned today's Dung Beetle Award

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' political correctness  subcommittee has been busy. Their infamous Ball of  Camel Dung for Politically Correct Idiocy, is being rolled towards another school  principal, this time in Chicago, for suspending a teacher  who mentioned the 'n'-word during a lesson in which he was explaining the negative effects of racism [see video report above].

Presidents' Day

[Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com]


O is for Modesty

Via Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty [link in Blogroll]

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles'  political correctness subcommittee has  instituted a new award for PC idiocy. The first "Dungie"  for political correctness is being rolled towards the principal of a  British school who accused a 7-year-old boy of ''racism" for innocently asking  another boy, who had dark skin, if he came from Africa. More here


Dear Cabby: Our Advice Column

Dear Cabby: I'm worried about the Michigan primary. Folks are saying that, if I don't win, the GOP will look for another candidate. And people keep talking about the dog I put on the roof of the family car a couple decades ago. What should I do? --Mitt R.

Dear Mitt: Is there a dog in the box you put on  da roof of my cab? Why didn't you bring da pooch inside? You gotta problem widdat?  This is New York in February.  It's  goddam freezing out there. And whaddya doing in Manhattan when you should  be in Michigan?  What? Getting your haircut at John Allan's? Ya gotta be kiddin' me. 
Hey! Your  box just  slid off da roof onto onto da trunk. I'm pulling over. Fetch it  quick, Mitt, if da dog gets out, and da tabloids to hear about it, Rick will kick kiss your sorry ass  in Michigan.--Cabby.

Michelle hits the slopes

Comforting news for all of you struggling to make ends meet:  Michelle Obama  and daughters are  spending President's Day weekend skiing at Aspen, Colorado, accompanied by a Secret Service entourage. " I'm surprised she's here so soon after Hawaii," said ski-lift  assistant Gary Oxford, "but  it's great for business."
 [h/t White House Dossier] 

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

Now it has emerged that a second  child's  homemade lunch, a cheese-and-salami sandwich with apple juice was disqualified by North Carolina school officials. So a second Award from the Academy of  Dung Beetles is being rolled towards those food police. More here.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]


Debbie What's-her-name Shultz shows how liberalism fits the US

Cartoon: Randall Enos

[Cagle Cartoons]

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards the DEA for disrupting  the supply of  raw materials for making Adderall, demonstrating once again what a poor job government does when it intervenes in the free marketplace. More here.

Is it time for Jeb Bush?

Jonathan Karl on an ABC News blog quotes an unnamed prominent GOP senator saying that, if Romney can't hold Michigan, the GOP will have to persuade a new candidate to run for President. Who is that likely to be?  "Jeb Bush," said the senator. Read it all.

President Ego: ' I urge, I thank, I outlined, I will sign'

 Obama managed to refer to  himself five times in a two paragraph statement today:
 " Leaders of both parties have done the right thing for our families and for our economy by reaching an agreement that will prevent a tax hike on 160 million working Americans. I urge Congress to pass this agreement so that the payroll tax cut we put in place last year will not expire at the end of this month. The typical American family will still see an extra $40 in every paycheck, keeping nearly $1,000 of their hard-earned money this year. And millions of Americans who are out pounding the pavement looking for new work to support their families will still be able to depend on the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance.
"I thank the many Americans who lent their voices to this debate in recent months. You made all the difference. This is real money that will make a real difference in people’s lives. It includes important reforms that I proposed in the American Jobs Act to help discourage businesses from laying off workers and to connect workers with jobs. It includes a critical element in the plan I outlined in the State of the Union to out-innovate the rest of the world by unleashing mobile broadband, investing in innovation, and building a nationwide public safety network. It will mean a stronger economy and hundreds of thousands of new jobs. And as soon as Congress sends this bipartisan agreement to my desk, I will sign it into law right away. But this must be only the start of what we do together this year. There’s much more the American people need and expect from us — to help our businesses keep creating jobs, to help restore security for middle class families, and to leave an economy that’s built to last."

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

War: How Israel is preparing

 Israelis are preparing for  a catastrophic war  that could expose them to biological, chemical and 'dirty' bomb attacks, as they  ask: Will the West come to our aid?


O's secret plan to change the 2012 race

 The Obama Campaign's  secret Project Narwhal could change elections for ever. Read it all
[Thanks BJS]

Danger: Obama nixing nukes

Of all the dangerous things Obama has done as President, none is more perilous than his unilateral reduction of our nuclear weapons arsenal  at a time when others are increasing theirs. Read more 

Lunch police

[via Aftermath]

Paul Ryan rips Obama's budget

 Paul Ryan has earned the admiration of many highly-respected conservatives today for his damning indictment of  Barack Obama's fraudulent budget. Read the whole thing.
[Thanks BJS]

Palin: I would 'help' brokered convention

It's pretty easy to read between the lines of this clip from Fox News

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Washington Examiner]


O's Catholic prescription

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Zero-based accounting

[via The Looking Spoon]

Brak Obama?

An old friend  in Ireland points out that Barack is leading by a syllable against Mitt, Rick, Newt and Ron. For 2012 perhaps "Brack," or "Rack" might make the electorate more comfortable with him. Or not.

One sure sign of a compelling orator

A  defining characteristic  of compelling speakers is their energy,  shown by  hand gestures, and the way they often  bounce on their toes when driving home key points. You can see this in the clip of Nigel Farage in the post  below and you can see it with Sarah Palin in this CPAC barnstormer.

Greece: Eurocrats told 'You ain't seen nothin' yet'

I  am a huge fan of Nigel Farage, an elected British Member of the European Parliament who is a fiery speaker and scourge of  Eurocrats. Here he is castigating them on  their role in  the  growing Greek catastrophe. Go Nigel!

Fitz N' Startz

"Quick, eat your cupcake.  Michelle's food police 
are coming to inspect your lunch"
[Drawing: Alastair Graham]

Iran taunts the dogs of war

Iran proclaimed advances in nuclear know-how Wednesday, including new centrifuges able to enrich uranium much faster, a move that may hasten  confrontation with the West, Reuters reports.  Read it all.

Greece 'won't see a cent' of the Great Bailout

Greece won't see a cent of the Great Bailout and default is inevitable, says Andrew Lilico in the Telegraph.
[Thanks: BJS]


Has Sibelius disqualified herself?

Bad Blue, which grows better by the week, has a fascinating piece on Kathleen Sibelius, and a lack of Obamacare exchanges. Read it here

Time to kill electric cars!

A former electric car enthusiast says we should  kill the electric car. Here's why

Cartoon: Rick McKee

 [The Augusta Chronicle]

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

"Report this, AP"
The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards a dozen people who used the Westminster Dog Show to protest that 29 years ago Mitt Romney is supposed to have transported a dog in a travelling kennel strapped to the roof of his car. Co-winner of the Award is Associated Press for giving them prominent coverage.  

Food police arrest 4-year-old's lunch

This is where the nanny statists are taking us.  Obama's America...

Heart to heart

[Deng Coy Miel, Singapore]

Cartoon: David Fitzsimmons

[David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star]

O's note comes back to bite him

Obama sends a private note  telling  an unemployed man  that it will likely  take another two years for the economy to recover fully. The man promptly labels  him 'a lying SOB' and  sells the note to raise much-needed cash. Ouch.


Cartoon: Olle Johanssen

[Olle Johanssen, Sweden]

Cartoon: Luojie

[Luojie, The China Daily]

Obama Valentine's gift

Michelle says it's her husband's job to plan Valentine's Day. I guess she'll be getting a bank loan  to go shopping that's so huge, it will only finally be paid off by Sasha and Malia's  children.

Cartoon: Eric Allie


Euro-land: A cautionary tale

The Mayor of a Greek town visited a Spanish town. When he saw the mansion belonging to the Spanish mayor he wondered how he could afford such an extravagant house. The Spaniard said; "You see that bridge over there? The EU gave us a grant for a four-lane bridge, but by building a single lane bridge with traffic lights at either end this house could be built." The following year the Spaniard visited the Greek town. He was simply amazed at the Greek Mayor's palatial house, gigantic rooms, gold faucets, marble floor. When he asked how it was paid for the Greek said: "You see that bridge over there?" The Spaniard replied; "No."

Whitney Who?

Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons.com]

Cold is so old

"Climate change"  is so yesterday. Now it's extreme, as in ice-extreme Coke. Tim Blair of the Daily Telegraph in Australia explains.


Contest: Enter at link below!

Daryl Cagle

[Daryl Cagle, MSNBC]

Obama's contraception conception is still ill-conceived

Chris Wysocki, who has been  following closely the  Obamacare contraceptive debacle  explains why Obama's "compromise" is no compromise at all.
It seems to an outside observer like me that Obama doesn't comprehend that a Church can't negotiate doctrine like a lawyer seeking a plea deal.

Whitney Houston: RIP

[Taylor Jones: Cagle Cartoons]


The O's tour of the the People's House

Sarah sizzles

Sarah Palin pours enormous energy into her speeches and excites a crowd in a way that very few others  politicians can.  Her speech closing the Conservative Political Action Conference was superbly paced  and exactly the foot-stomping, energetic call to action that activists needed to go out in the field and fight  with passion in the run-up to November. 

Newt scores big at CPAC

Newt Gingrich made an impressive speech at CPAC with concrete promises and deadlines, should he win the nomination. Here it is: 

Rick McKee

     [The Augusta Chronicle]