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Gov’t suspends Cash for Clunkers program because it is running out of money.

This is exactly what so many of us are thinking.

“If they can’t administer a program like this, I’d be a little concerned about my health insurance,” car salesman Rob Bojaryn said.

The medical system has been built up over the years to what it is today.  It would be pure hubris to think that just a few hundreds o congress-critters could make sense of it, come up with a fix, and steer it in the right direction without breaking it.

It is equivalent to “fixing” any muslim country’s society – and I refer to the ones that support honor killings, stonings, beheadings, torture in jails, and call for the extermination of other countries.  Good luck fixing the entire complex mess.

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Another sack of shi… hammers award goes to artists that are able to express their fetishes and mental sicknesses in a “socially acceptable” way – through paintings and sculpture that are increasingly funded by extortion money – money taken from you, by the gov’t, and given to artists whose work would not be supported in any way because most people see no intrinsic worth in it.

This is not to say that the “art” in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is supported by the NEA.   I’m just ranting up to this point.

No, what bothers me is that artists create some pretty intentionally offensive crap and expect others to keep their mouths shut.  They claim that any negative criticism is “suppression of their free speech”.

Exhibit A is a painting of Alice in Wonderland, by Beth Post of Fayetteville, Ark. Titled “The Temptation of Alice,” it is a rendering of the iconic children’s book character alongside the “Drag-Queen of Hearts,” a man wearing women’s lingerie. The two of them are surrounded by rabbits that are, ahem, busy making more rabbits.

Well, naturally a small town that depends on tourism would care about their image.

Its first exhibit revolved around the theme of fruits and vegetables, which was well-received, according to city council member Joyce Zeller. But the new exhibit is no bowl of cherries, she said. “It’s just this year that the subject matter got offensive, and we started getting phone calls. We said, ‘Wow we need to do something.’”

Eureka Springs survives on tourism — more than 1 million people visit the town every year, Zeller said — so the city elders are very concerned about image.

The city wants to scrutinize the “art” by a six member panel before it goes up.  Artists are bitching.

But not everyone is happy with that arrangement. The idea of policing artwork encroaches on the quality of the art and constitutional rights of the artists, some critics are saying.

“You’ll end up with a billboard rather than art,” explained Nancy Foggo, a local artist. “It’s something that is commercial rather than artwork.”

Another local artist, John Rankine, says those who are offended by the current paintings need to “lighten up a little bit.”

“The art is a little provocative,” he said. “It’s nothing you have to shield your children from in horror.”

Besides, says Buchanan, the project’s creator, deciding what is appropriate is subjective: “Depending on your emotional background, you could see something offensive in your spaghetti,” she said.

What they invariably fail to realize is that by not wanting their stuff displayed no one has trampled on their rights.  They just don’t want the crap displayed there.  We have obscenity standards that have been upheld time and time again in public.  This is no different.

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Until now.

A fat corpulent beady-eyed disgusting pig he is, too.

Fat Corpulent Pig

Fat Corpulent Pig (image: Reuters)

His latest work of fiction?

Capitalism: A Love Story

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Moore seen here relaxing at home after a long day of telling lies.

Stay tuned for the Euro-sycophants to cozy up and rub against his legs in an orgiastic frenzy.  Then keep watching as their doppelgangers in the US do the same.

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I’m in a mood here, folks…  The Politico has it right.  In the whole Gates blowup, the only one that acted responsibility yet is taking a lot of sh*t is the lady who called in a robbery.

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Anyone who does not believe that the democrats aren’t bucking for a Socialist state really must be blind and brain damaged.

Pelosi lashes out against insurance companies

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ramped up her criticism of insurance companies, accusing them of unethical behavior and working to kill a plan to create a new government-run health plan.

Every single time a democrap opens his/her mouth it is to attack capitalism (see Corpulent Pig above).  They attack a business of any stripe for being successful because they know that they can exploit a sympathetic ear that be found among many of the recipients of their (stolen) largess;  Tese people are more than primed and ready to believe that life would be fair, happy, studded with rainbows, rides on unicorns would be free for the asking, and that all those things were taken from them.  By successful people.  Rich people.  Successful companies.

And Reuters is just the news agency to help push the agenda.

Democraps are claiming that any resistance to their idea of a socialistic nirvana is purely the result of greedy evil intent rather than a sharp divide borne of deep philosophical differences.

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Speaking of bloated pigs whose very existence is somehow insulting, how about the National Endowment for the Arts?

The National Endowment for the Arts may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night “pervert” revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.

That’s where I want my tax dollars, all right.

A few of their more risque choices have some taxpayer advocates hot under the collar, including a $50,000 infusion for the Frameline film house, which recently screened Thundercrack, “the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla.”

I went to the NEA website under “media arts”, not “porn” – note that NPR is listed but you’re hard pressed to find a conservative equivalent.  And YES, NPR is as liberal as you can get.

As I did a listing by state, time and time again, the coastal liberal states got the lion’s share, while more conservative states got few if any.

Did you know your tax dollars are being given to people based on their ideology?

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Candy is Good for You.

The article headline shouts out:

Blue M&Ms May Reduce Spinal Injuries

Yeah, how about that?  Cure your spinal injury by eating 50lbs of M&M’s immediately after your car accident.   Let me know how that works.

The dye used in blue M&Ms and Gatorade can reduce damage from a spine injury? University of Rochester Medical Center researchers found that rodents with spinal cord injuries were able to walk with a limp after being injected with Brilliant Blue G. The only side effect? They temporarily turned blue.

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Well, maybe candy isn’t good for you.

TAMPA, Fla. —  Tampa authorities say a 4-year-old girl was treated in a hospital after eating candy that was tainted with Oxycontin

Holy CRAP!

Authorities say deputies found several pills mixed in with the Skittles, and say the bag had been resealed. Airport police Chief Paul Sireci says officers pulled about 30 bags of Skittles off store shelves as a precaution.

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Vanity get thee to my bathroom or behind me, either one.

I’ve heard of backroom butt-jobs with silicone before – sometimes using the silicone picked up at the local hardware store.

Total kidney failure and critical on life support.  Do either of the two outcomes that the idiots earned seem worthwhile?  Is a still-lumpy butt worth it?

Now, along with her probation, Lindsay will have to make restitution to her victims, Andrea Nicole Lee, 30, and Zakiya Thema Teagle, 34, who each spent three weeks at Town & Country Hospital with renal and liver failure.

As they both recover, and their story continues to be plastered on message boards across the Internet, women are still looking for hookups to up-size their backsides.

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Chip Bok has a fantastic cartoon that expresses what I hope a lot of voters are waking up to…

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Twilight Draws Nigh.

An astute co-worker (Capricious Halfbreed) found this today.  No idea where it came from but the artist is a master of orchestrating the absurd.  If you aren’t a movie buff, you won’t get it.

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I know it is Britain, but aren’t we jumping the hysteria gun just a bit?

A city council said Saturday it was considering using underground burial chambers, currently a tourist attraction, to store the corpses of swine flu victims if the pandemic worsens.

He said: “We have some empty catacombs in an old cemetery in the city. These are 19th century underground burial chambers which are normally a tourist attraction,” he said.

“They can, however, be safely used for their original purpose and allow us to temporarily store bodies in the remote possibility that the need should arise.”

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The guy is admittedly pretty smart, but Cohen is also pretty damned stupid, too.

al-Aqsa Martyr’s brigade was offended by his movie.

I’m not saying terrorists get a free pass but this was just not bright.

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Got Mooka-Cola?

Gross.  Just gross.

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They’ll need to pass out Dramamine ™ patches before the show, but not for the reason you think.  Asteroids, the Movie.

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A rose by any other name…

Read this article – it talks about not using the word “retarded” in the house health coverage bill.

Am I being insensitive when I say that it’s ridiculous to change a word when someone in 20 years is going to then be offended by the new description/word of choice?

Look at all the terms for individuals of dark skin color… it’s changed so many times you have to check the papers to find the word of the day.

Pick any word to describe a *perceived* less equitable situation or condition that afflicts someone and at some point someone is going to decide that it is harsh and we should pick a fresh word, one that carries less meaning, less negative imagery.

We might as well get rid of functionally descriptive terms altogether lest we (1) waste time, and (2) offend someone.

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Another astute co-worker, ID10T Killer, had this link to share.  Why, yes, you DO need an ID to buy a pizza cutter.

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This cool.  WAY too cool.

I’d buy the guy a beer and dinner in a heartbeat.  Many thanks to Fox news for running this AP article.

Video Shows California Man Saving Girl from Burning SUV

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The California Highway Patrol is calling a Southern California man a hero for rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a burning vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway.

John McDonald of West Covina was driving on Interstate 10 in El Monte Wednesday when he saw an overturned sports utility vehicle engulfed in flames.

Video footage shows him running to help as three people who escaped the burning SUV ran away. The CHP says the driver of the SUV shouted that her granddaughter was still inside, and McDonald went in to pull the girl out.

Both were treated for minor injuries.

McDonald told KABC-TV he jumped into action because he felt it was “something that needed to be done.”

Way too cool.

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Speaking of rabbit holes and how deep they can go.  The Washington Examiner has a gold nugget…

“If there’s a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that’s going to make you well?” — President Obama

In last night’s press conference, President Obama seemed to be reliving that famous scene from The Matrix. The main character is offered a choice between a red pill that makes him see reality for what it is, and a blue pill that allows him to continue living in a pleasant world of illusions.  – David Fredosso, The Washington Examiner

Take the red pill, you moron.

Health care boehnerchart

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An alert co-worker (Mews) sent me this link:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090723/POLITICS02/907230392/State-Dems-propose-$10-minimum-wage

He had this to say:

I’m lost for words….  The first two paragraphs sum up the stupidity.

I’d point out this sentence in particular:
It’s pretty obvious from this whose side we’re on. We’re on the side of people who are suffering…  – Mark Brewer, the party chairman, during a news conference at Democratic headquarters in Lansing

Raise the minimum wage by 35% as mentioned in the news article and you’ll see all the small businesses that have to lay off more people to swell the ranks of the suffering.

It’s pretty obvious how self-serving that sentence is.  Whenever we decide to rob Peter to pay Paul, we can always count on the support of Paul.

He gets the “Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for Whores” award of the year.

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According to the democrats this is thei raison d’être, whereas I see it as not the end but the means to gain power.  They are quite skilled at using people.  But when you basic assumption is that the little people need your help and cannot possibly help themselves in mind or deed it means that you must, for the higher good, manipulate them.  And help yourself to the cake as you go because, after all, you should get high compensation for high calling.

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Obama had to weigh in and add fuel to the fire.  Never mind what the officer’s report shows, which is completely reasonable if you are a cop, given the sh*t you have to put up with (thank you, to all you policemen out there – my brother and nephew are cops).

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that police acted “stupidly” in the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and that despite racial progress blacks and Hispanics are still singled out unfairly for arrest.  source here

Obama then says:

Obama called Gates a friend, and said he doesn’t know all the facts of the case. Nonetheless, Obama said, anyone would have been angry if treated the way Gates claims police in Cambridge, Mass., treated him.

Responding to the story – I don’t care if you have proof of being in your home or not.  If you have gotten to the point where you are yelling and screaming at the cop trying to do his job and refusing to listen – and – causing a disturbance… that’s called “being an asshole” and there are police who don’t take kindly to that kind of mistreatment.  Go figure.

But my take home lesson?  Obama doesn’t know all the facts of the case yet feels qualified to weigh in on the matter.  Why?  Because the man is “a friend” and black.

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No, not spin doctors.  These guys have gone a step further.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told The New York Times Obama intends to use the news conference as a “six-month report card,” to talk about “how we rescued the economy from the worst recession” and the legislative agenda moving forward, including health care and energy legislation.

I’m sure the nearly 15% of the folks unemployed in Lane County, Oregon feel pretty darned safe now that Obamessiah and Rahm-it-through have rescued the economy.

The arrogance is shocking.

The ability of the left to ignore reality is heartbreaking.

From the PatriotPost:

“You know, for a Democrat, [Sonia Sotomayor] has a pretty conservative record. Very much in the mainstream. In fact, on a lot of criminal law issues, you could say that she’s more conservative than some members of the Supreme Court, including Justice Scalia, perhaps.” –NPR’s Nina Totenberg

Whatever she’s smoking, it must be good.

Look in the mirror: “Well, six months after President Obama took office, a lot of sociologists and analysts believe that harsh political discourse against him really amped up and people started to push the boundaries of what might be considered decency. From talk radio to those tea parties that we saw with some pretty offensive signs folks were holding, even in the presence of children. The anger has certainly intensified.” –MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, who apparently missed the Left’s frothing hatred for the Bush administration

Amazing when you listen to all the “teabagging” comments from the Left.

“[T]he media in the States is much more to the right. I mean there is almost no liberal outlet for news commentary or editorializing.” –former Air America talk-show host Janeane Garofalo

This is gobsmackingly clueless and has no basis in reality.

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