Cold Fury

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Bought and paid for

And very, very organized.

I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a spreadsheet I have made public. At least 50 of the largest organizations that participated as “partners” in the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s March had received grants from Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations or similar funds in the “House of Soros,” as his philanthropic empire was once called internally. The number of Soros-backed partners has grown to at least 80. At least 20 of the largest groups that led the Saturday anti-Kavanaugh protests have been Open Society grantees.

On Saturday I also studied the fine print on the signs as protesters waved them defiantly at the Capitol and the high court. They came from a familiar list of Democratic interest groups that have received millions from Mr. Soros: the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Center for Popular Democracy, Human Rights Campaign and on and on. MoveOn.org, a Democratic organizing and lobbying group founded with Soros money, sent its army of partisan followers regular missives that led them to a Google form to ask for train tickets and places to stay.

Under a ginkgo tree on the East Lawn of the Capitol, Center for Popular Democracy field marshals put protesters through a “training” Saturday morning. “Are you ready to be arrested?” she asks. “Yes!” the crowd shouts, although one woman asks quietly: “For what?”

“If not,” the field marshal orders, “stand in line for the visitor’s gallery so an experienced protester can go inside and yell.” One organizer hands out tickets to the Senate visitors gallery for the express purpose of violating the law. That they did—the proceedings were repeatedly interrupted by shrieks from the gallery.

MoveOn.org wrote a guide, “How to Bird Dog”—harass officials in public places—in the spring of 2017, in preparation for town-hall meetings during a congressional recess. Over the past year, I have dialed in to MoveOn.org’s Sunday evening phone calls where they plan the operations and tell their “troublemakers” how to corner lawmakers. I still get alerts for their planning sessions. The last ones have been to #stopKavanaugh.

The treasonous manipulations of the nefarious Nazi collaborator and international criminal Soros need to be stopped, permanently, by any means at all. Period. As long as he’s at large and free to work his Machiavellian schemes, liberty and Constitutional government will be endangered.

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Easiest whodunit in history

Imagine my surprise.

It Looks Like Maxine Waters’s Staff Doxxed Several Gop Senators During The Kavanaugh Hearing

Of course they did. Not Maxine herself, obviously; she’s far too fucking stupid to even begin to know how to do such a thing. In fact, if you told me Waters even knows what a computer is, much less how to use one, I’d insist on some pretty solid verification before I’d believe it. The curious thing to me, though, is this:



Notice anything there? Somebody blocked out the address and phone numbers. Now I may be wrong, but it seems to me that extending a consideration and security to this mangy, mule-faced shitlib that she actively sought to strip from others with malicious intent is…I dunno, self-defeating, shall we say?

Yeah, I know, I know, mustn’t sink to her level and all that happy horseshit. Well, sorry folks, but screw her, and I do mean hard. Live by the Doxx, die by it, I say; let her suffer the exact same indignity, inconvenience, terror, and risk of physical harm she tried to inflict on others who hadn’t done one damned thing to deserve it, and nothing whatsoever to her personally. I’d wager that after a week or two of death threats, flattened tires, harrassing phone calls around the clock, and flaming bags of dog shit left on her porch in the wee hours, she’d think very damned carefully before committing such an extremely vile and dastardly act again. It’s the only way she’ll learn.

As long as evil cretins like her—and her boss—view abiding by reasonable rules and standards not as a token of civilized behavior but as a weakness to be exploited, they need to have their noses rubbed in their own shit same as you would when housebreaking any other unruly cur. If they prove stubborn or if proper training is beyond them, they should be put outdoors in a secure pen lest they render the house unliveable with their disgusting filth.

Reap what you sow, bitch. You deserve no less. You and your obnoxious ilk are all too fond of yapping sanctimoniously, endlessly, about “justice,” but real justice is the last thing in the world you’d ever want visited on yourselves.

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The monkey speaks his mind (again)

Hitting on something that has been bugging the hell out of me.

If Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed I think we are lost. Governance-by-riot will be firmly in place, and I see no way out of it. The flashes of backbone that we are seeing in the Republican leadership is gratifying, but until it is confirmed by a timely vote it will just be more of their typical obfuscation in service of the corporatist wing of the party. What makes me sick is that these very same Republicans take off the gloves when they are in tough primary races, but can’t seem to retain that killer instinct when it matters.

And another thing…why aren’t Republican operatives asking Feinstein to recuse herself from the confirmation process because they have credible evidence that the letter was actually a plant by the Chinese spy who was until lately in her employ? Yeah…it’s called tit-for-tat. And the Republicans need to be doing more of it.

Figured out what it is that annoys me about this yet? Walsh’s latest, which I’ll be excerpting more of in a separate post, provides another strong hint (my emphasis throughout):

(Kavanaugh) does indeed shift the balance of ideology on the court away from Anthony Kennedy’s whimsy toward a grounded, conservative respect for the law. And when the next liberal justice shuffles off, and Trump appoints yet another originalist justice, their slim hopes of goose-stuffing social change down the throats of the American people via judicial fiat will be gone for a very long time. And so will their self-image of being on the “right side of history.”

This week will be crucial to putting the Democrats back in their boxes. Let’s see if the GOP will take it.

We all hope they will, but if they do it will be because of the new-breed, Trump-supporting types rather than the same-old-same-old Establishment hacks. Which brings us ’round to the annoying thing: how many times have we all read the dire warnings from our side’s pundits—the best and brightest among ’em too, like Reynolds and Schlichter—about how the Democrat Socialists aren’t gonna like it much when the GOPe gets back into power and uses Dem-Soc tactics and MO’s against them? Schlichter calls it “the New Rules,” as in the Left is gonna hate ’em. People on our side talk about this in the most rapturous terms, as if the threat alone might somehow get results.

And it never, ever happens. It took everything short of hooking his flappy man-boobs up to a super-duty car battery to get Yertle McTurtle to finally use Harry Reid’s nuclear option against them, and even then it was unexpected to the point of shocking when he did it. And that is the first, last, and only example I can think of of Republicans at last turning the tables and ramming some of the Democrat-Socialists’ own shit down their throats, despite who even knows how many opportunities when it was fully justified and might have truly made a difference.

Instead, it’s always been an empty threat, and the Left has always known it. It’s the reason they’re so unhinged over Trump: he talks a tough game…and then he follows up by going out and playing hardball against them.

And he’s kicking their scrawny asses up between their shoulder blades by it too, and solidifying his already damned firm support in the bargain. Any bets on whether the Vichy GOPe will take the hint, learn the lesson, and finally start moving the ball instead of the goalposts?

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Liberalism: it’s the shit

Literally.

Enter the search term “San Francisco feces map” into Google and it comes back with 1,040,000 results. Yeah, it’s a thing. San Francisco was always grungy – back in the 1980s, I believe it was comic Bobby Slayton who called it “the city that makes its own gravy” – but it has gone from merely unwashed to actively unflushed.

Sure, it’s funny to the rest of us, in a horrifying and disgusting kind of way, just like the fact that the socialist geniuses in Venezuela are forcing the famished locals to gnaw on its zoo’s zebras and gnus for sustenance. You look at these examples of leftism in action and you have to laugh, but what’s not funny is that this is not some sort of aberration. This is the future our liberal elite wants for us, and it’s doing everything it can to make it a reeking reality.

You see, they could stop this nonsense any time. No one has to live with derelicts choking grumpies in public places. Most places don’t have this problem – yet. Hell, public sanitation was one of the great leaps forward that took the world out of the Dark Ages. It’s not hard to stop. You just don’t tolerate it. Drop a deuce, do a month in jail.

Simple. You just have to want to stop it, but our liberal overlords don’t want to stop it. They want this.

Look at what they are doing, so to speak. The commie mayor of New York is undoing the Rudy Giuliani Revolution and ushering in a return to the Big Apple of Serpico and Taxi Driver. The new Democrat DA candidate in Boston wants to stop prosecuting the petty crimes that make urban life unlivable. Here in Los Angeles, hordes of zombie freaks wander the streets, overrunning public spaces and breaking into cars, knowing they have a literal “get out of jail free” card because California rarely puts people in the slam for that sort of thing anymore. Oh, and California is getting rid of cash bail. By the way, a woman in my neighborhood just got raped by one of these creeps.

Oh well. It’s all for justice, you know. Justice for criminals. Justice for dirtbags. Justice for the mangy people who make it so you can’t even let your kids go outside to play.

But what about justice for us?

What about justice for the people who work, who support themselves, who try to raise decent families, who aren’t bipedal cro-mags who drop trou and crack a stink pickle wherever and whenever they feel like?

The fact is that this is the liberal elite’s blueprint for the future. It’s a future where crime goes unpunished, and pathological deviance is allowed to flourish. But not where the elite live and work. Just like none of their kids ever attend any of the pathology factories that are the urban public schools, their kids instead get to go to secure private schools, safe from the chaos their liberal mommies and daddies tolerate for the little minority kids across the freeway.

They want you playing hopscotch with human dung. They want you living in fear; you’re more pliable that way. All this shows you who’s boss.

Okay, I admit it: I don’t really give a shit (ahem) about San Francisco. Nor do I care what the shitlibs (ahem) living in any of a dozen squalid urban cesspools (ahem) choose to put up with in order to nurture their sense of smug, contemptuous superiority over the “drones” and “zombies” living in those godawful, soulless (and clean, and safe, and pretty much cholera-free) suburbs. No, I mainly wanted to excerpt this one because Kurt’s euphemisms for pinching a loaf are so damned funny.

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Truth will out

When they claim they’re patriotic, they lie. When they claim to “support the troops,” they lie. When they claim to have respect and admiration for American military personnel—or to harbor anything but hatred and contempt for them—they lie.

Then again, when they open their mouths and speak, they lie. Except in cases like this.

Remember high school history teacher Gregory Salcido? He was caught on video disparaging the military back in January and was put on administrative leave. Yesterday the El Rancho Unified School District fired Salcido.

Salcido didn’t get up in front of the class and go on an anti-military rant one day as part of a lesson plan. This was a personal attack aimed at one particular student. The incident began when 17-year-old Victor Quiñonez wore a “Marines” sweatshirt to Salcido’s class. He was wearing the sweatshirt because his father is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan and because he had considered following in his father’s footsteps and joining the Marines one day. But when he got up to turn in his homework, Salcido noticed the sweatshirt and then tore into the military.

“We’ve got a bunch of dumb sh**s over there,” Salcido said. He continued, “Think about the people who you know who are over there —your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever —they’re dumbsh**s. They’re not, like, high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the freaking lowest of our low.”

I would SO love to see this oh-so-superior putz attempt to, say, sight in a mortar; plan and lead a movement-to-contact in jungle terrain; execute a successful break-contact, fighting-retreat, or flanking maneuver; drive an M1 Abrams tank; field-strip, clean, and reassemble a M4 carbine in the dark; operate an AWG54 radar; land a F18 on a pitching carrier deck in a storm at night, or even act as an LSO during recovery operations in those same conditions. I’d love to see him navigate a small squad on a ten mile hike through hostile territory using only a map and a compass—no GPS, no radio or satphone. I’d be willing to settle for seeing the sorry slob do twenty pushups—hell, ten—without a half-hour break between each set of two.

But changing the oil in his own car is probably beyond this guy’s ability. One can only imagine the shrieking shitfit that would ensue if he walked into the faculty lounge to find the coffee machine broken one morning. He probably wouldn’t know whether to shit or go blind. It’s oxygen thieves like him that remind me that the Muslims ain’t wrong about everything, and that their eventual conquest over us will not be without its bright side.

Salcido then warned, “You better not freaking go” and added, “Don’t wear that in here.” He also said people who joined the military did so because their parents didn’t love them enough to push them academically. It’s not hard to see how Victor Quiñonez would take this as a very personal attack on his father.

A friend of the family posted the audio online and it quickly went viral. The school began receiving complaints from veterans. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was asked about the comments during a radio show and said: “I think the guy ought to go to hell.”

GO to hell? He ought to be SENT there, with a fucking quickness. At the very least the bullying dipshit ought to be given a one-way opportunity to see how much he enjoys life in, say, Cuba or Venezuela or some other place where he’s way less likely to be triggered by the child of a dimwit American soldier sporting such an offensive choice of casual wear in class.

He added, “I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for.”

Oh, he enjoys ’em all right. He also takes them completely for granted. He assumes them as his due without appreciating them in the least—much less the cost paid by far better men than he to bestow that blessing on him.

Somewhere deep down, though, the odious toad knows. THAT’S why he hates soldiers so much: he subconsciously recognizes his inadequacy, his having been gifted with a lifestyle he hasn’t earned, doesn’t deserve, and couldn’t in even the smallest way contribute to preserving. He hates soldiers, but he fears and resents them even more. His contempt is birthed by the painful knowledge that he’s weak and soft, attenuated by the humiliating contrast with those who are not. Soldiers accomplish things before lunch every day that he’d be incapable of in a lifetime spent trying, things requiring both brain and brawn. That awareness must cut like a bayonet in the gut, though he’d never admit it even to himself; his pissy scorn is the only balm he’ll ever get for such a wound, the only way as insignificant a nonentity as he is can cope.

Gotta give him this, though, the jerk’s got some pair of balls on him. When called out by justly outraged vets and others, he didn’t whimper the de rigeur fork-tongued non-apology typical of these types. Not quite.

“My goal as it relates to my students is to get them to do everything to get through college,” he said. “It’s not just the military. I wouldn’t want them to work at a fast-food restaurant, either.

He added: “I’m talking about their academic standing. I don’t think it’s at all a revelation to anybody that those who aren’t stellar students usually find the military a better option. That’s as plain as that it’s Tuesday night.”

The amazing thing is that, so many Democrat Socialist baglappers having expressed that same ugly disdain in recent years, only 85 to 90 percent of our soldiery votes against them even yet. It really ought to be 99 or a hundred, just as a matter of simple self-respect. Could be Salcido is right about how smart that ten to fifteen percent is, I guess.

Enjoy unemployment, genius. May you wallow in desperate, wretched misery for a good long while. May you be verbally abused by enraged vets every trip to Wal Mart or the grocery store you make. May the school administration who so inadvisedly kept you in a position of authority find things being made pretty hot for them too, by the decent parents of kids incarcerated there. Most of all, may your unprovoked, hateful attack against a soldier’s kid who, by any sane estimation, had done nothing wrong whatsoever haunt you for the rest of your worthless life. Or, in the words of an, uhhh, ancient Chinese curse:

May bleeding piles torment you, may corns adorn your feet
May crabs as big as horseflies land on your balls to eat
And when you’re old and feeble, a syphilitic wreck
May your spine drop through your asshole, and break your fucking neck.

Okay, okay, so it ain’t any more an “ancient Chinese curse” than the “interesting times” one is. I still like it.

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Good riddance, redux

Fuck Flake.

This guy, Jason Johnson, is a former Ted Cruz strategist, and now is at an outfit called J2 communications.

He posted a series of tweets discussing the #SalonHot25’s/Weekly Standard’s/Chuck Schumer’s favorite liberalitarian Senator.

1) Tempting to comment on Flake’s floor speech. Instead, offering context on his view of “governing” by highlighting a few of his votes.

2) Jeff Flake was 1 of 10 Republican senators who voted to confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General
3) Flake voted to fund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.
4) Flake voted against Sen. Mike Lee’s 1st Amendment Defense Act
5) Flake voted for Obama’s $1.1 trillion Cromnibus 2015 spending bill
6) Flake voteed to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank
7) Flake voted for S.2114 which increased Russia’s power at the International Monetary Fund
8) Flake voted for a CLEAN debt limit suspension (2014)
9) Flake was 1 of 11 Republican senators who voted to confirm Janet Yellen
10) Flake voted for the Ryan-Murray budget which lifted spending caps & raised fees (taxes) in exchange for promises of future spending cuts
11) Flake voted for the Gang of 8 amnesty bill
12) Flake voted for the post-Newtown gun grab
13) Flake voted AGAINST The Defund Obamacare Act of 2013 (S.1292)
14) Flake voted to increase debt by $900 billion in exchange for the promise of discretionary cuts in the future (2011)
15) Flake preferred John Kasich over Cruz or Trump in the 2016 GOP Primary.

The Republicrat collaborationist organization truly lost themselves a staunch defender of the DC status quo with Flake’s decision not to run for re-election as McCain’s trusty buttboy-alternate. Guess even a slimy dumbass like him is not too stupid to see the humiliating writing on the wall eventually. Those rock-ribbed conservatives at CNN were crushed by his preemptive capitulation, naturally, but found themselves deeply moved by his “this is not the Swamp I know and love!” speech, as you’ll see if you click on through to the rest of Ace’s post.

One down, a whole gaggle more of ’em to go. For myself, I’ll just repeat yet again: guys like you are PRECISELY why we elected Trump, you two-faced, fork-tongued frauds.

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Good pick

I don’t have a whole lot to say about Trump’s SC pick, other than that it looks like a fine one to me. But some other folks do, and I’ll just put an “amen” to it:

My overriding reaction? Thank God, the Second Amendment is saved!

UPDATE: Some math – Alito, Roberts, Thomas, Gorsuch. If Kennedy retires and is replaced with, say, Pryor, the court will tilt solidly to the right. If Bader-Ginsberg croaks, the tilt will become a landslide.

I think both are highly likely to happen.

Now do you see why I loath the Cuckleycons who were willing to hand SCOTUS to Hillary Clinton just to “stop Trump?” I will never forgive them for that. Consider what we are going to get, versus what these asstard disgraces were working so hard to give us.

Yup. The business-as-usual GOPe, and their pundit-class (dis)spirit squad, are pretty much dead to me at this point. Sundance puts it even more strongly:

Sorry #NeverTrumpers, but you don”t get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!

Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.

That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer.

You had a choice. You chose a direction, you lost; and you damn near lost the entire friggin’ country. Just because the team you ridiculed and attacked has overcome all opposition and gained victory, that doesn’t mean you get to backtrack now and expect the bruised and bloodied recipients to forget those who launched the stones and arrows.

It was our deplorable and calloused hands that volunteered, opened our piggy banks, and held firm to support each other and our vulgarian candidate against all opposition. You were part of that opposition.

While we were getting bloodied in Chicago, Virginia and California your ilk were worried about our tone and political sensibilities. But worse than that, much much worse than that, you #NeverTrumpers broke the cardinal rule of grassroots camaraderie, you aided the other side.

While our candidate was wearing a friggin’ bullet-proof-vest to deliver Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, you took every opportunity to broadcast your litmus-test purist antagonism in every outlet you could muster.

Your arrogant self-righteous efforts not only didn’t help, but they actually opposed our common sense objective. You were as much a benefit to Hillary Clinton and Mitch McConnell as Media Matters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, perhaps even more.

This victory today is ours.  The victory belongs to all the Donald Trump supporters who absorbed your constant ridicule as fuel. The team who battled through the ridicule of the media and the ridicule of the elitist class, and stood in cold Virgina fields at 2am because we knew we needed to keep moving forward despite your efforts.

You #NeverTrump crony-constitutional purists were then, and are now, just as much a part of the problem as before – there is no place for you here, we’re deplorable. Put on your pussy hats and just go join the other side. We didn’t get your support in 2016 and we won’t need it in 2020.

They chose…poorly. Now they’ll be forced to live with it, just as they ought to. But hey, maybe George Will can get himself a job at MSNBC working as one of Rachel MadCow’s local correspondents, or in one of Soros’s rent-a-mobs.

Lastly but not leastly, Vox:

Abase yourself before the God-Emperor, #NeverTrump. Shed copious tears of self-remorse and flagellate yourself in public. Then you will be forgiven. Provisionally.

But you will never be trusted. Nor will you lead anyone’s opinions ever again. Remember, the God-Emperor’s inquisitors are watching, and they can scent heresy.

Now, get on board the Trump Train, find a turret, take the safety off, and shoot left.

They can’t. They don’t really seem to understand which way Left is, and are way more likely to shoot themselves in the foot instead.

Again, I mean.

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Destroy the bitch

Just kidding. People, you all know I’m a peaceable, conciliatory type. I would never advocate harassing this arrogant shrew to within an inch of her miserable life, making her completely uncomfortable and even afraid in her own home, trembling at the mere prospect of leaving the premises or turning on her computer as a consequence of her outrage against all decency.

I wouldn’t suggest that people call her at all hours, or hold screaming protests on her front lawn complete with bullhorns and windbreaker-clad thugs skulking about and issuing threats against her spouse and children. I wouldn’t call for additional harassment of her despicable employer in hopes of getting her fired. Nor would I wish to see her every waking moment turned into a living nightmare from which there is no awakening.

Those are the tactics of the Left, and we are better than they are. Although how we ever hope to prevail over slimeballs with no consciences, no remorse, no decency, no integrity, and no shame, for whom no holds are barred–while ourselves adhering strictly to a genteel code that belongs to another, better era–is beyond me.

But. No. I ain’t that guy. I therefore present this link purely for informational purposes, as I’m sure CynDee (eyeroll) did with her original article, with no intent to intimidate or inconvenience. I do, however, reserve the right to express my own personal opinion of her, and to clearly state my wish for her future:

Burn in hell, you abominable shrike.

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A brief thought

This obnoxious, self-involved RINO jerk represents a great deal of what’s wrong with American politics today, and is a large part of the reason we’re in the mess we’re currently in. Screw him.

Update! GAAAH!

“My decision to run as a non-affiliated candidate for the Senate in many ways says more about our nation and our state than it does about me,” Crist said after thanking friends and family at a gathering of supporters.

“Unfortunately, our political system is broken,” Crist added, marking the one billionth time an American political candidate has used that particular phrase to justify the pursuit of a personal ambition.

“I was never one who sought to hold elected office, to demagogue or point fingers. For me, public service is always about…putting the needs of people first.”

God, whatever would we do without another dishonest megalomaniac to lie to our faces and put on the phony hair shirt while seeking power for its own sake, and his monstrous ego’s? THANK GOD FOR YOU, CHARLIE! ONLY YOU CAN SAVE US NOW!

I’ll just repeat the gist of what AP said in the above-linked post: funny how the political system was just fine, right up until a real conservative started kicking his ass in the polls. THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN…because it stopped working for the career advancement of Charlie Crist.

And I’ll say this again, too: the system is broken, and has been for a long time — starting from the moment that political office stopped being regarded as temporary public service and became a lifelong-career option instead.

Fuckin’ dirtbag.

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Real Men of Genius – Ray LaHood

I suggest we start a new feature here at Cold Fury. I submit that we dedicate a post to that politician, regardless of party, who demonstrates the most thorough inability to grasp reality for that week. Hopefully the boss here at Cold Fury will pick this up as a feature – especially as the available pool of choices seems to be especially deep this season. Whaddya say, Mike?

So in the spirit of kicking this off on the right foot (see what I did there??), I offer one Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation and RINO extraordinaire. Yes, when it comes to talking about Cash for Clunkers, it takes a special kind of cluelessness to offer the following:

“It’s been a thrill to be part of the best economic news story in America,” Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. “Now we are working toward an orderly wind down of this very popular program.”

Now, Ray is clearly – like his Vice President – delusional. But to be fair, on Ray’s planet it takes a special kind of self-actualized politician to shamelessly piss on your leg and then tell you its raining. It takes a Real Man of Genius.

Even the most partisan observer will aver that “Cash for Clunkers” is a poorly run program given its failure to accurately forecast demand, its unintended consequences on the used car market and its failure to pay dealers on time using the rules devised by the very same bureaucrats who couldn’t forecast correctly in the first place. But not our Ray, nope, he doubles down on teh stoopid. It takes a politician, nay, a Real Man of Genius to equate “successful” with “popular.”

Giving free money is popular. Screwing your middleman (i.e. car dealers), on the other hand, does not mean “successful” – except to Ray LaHood.

So I nominate Ray LaHood for this week’s Real Man of Genius Award. In tribute, and since thousands of “clunkers” were actually traded in for SUVs, I offer this audio fanfare.

Thanks Ray. We salute you, Mr. Enormous SUV Driver.

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Change You Can Pay For – With Your Taxes

Next time you hear a Barackolyte tell you that this election is about Change™ and how much we need Change™ because Change™ will make things better – just remember this.

Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008

1. Dodd, Christopher J           D-CT     $133,900

2. Kerry, John                        D-MA    $111,000

3. Obama, Barack                 D-IL      $105,849

4. Clinton, Hillary                   D-NY     $75,550

You get to pay more for mortgages in the future, and pay to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac so these guys can line their campaign war chests.

Feel the change.  Sounds like the same-o, same-o to me.

Hey!  You know who’s not on that list?  John McCain and Sarah Palin – that’s who.

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Prediction

In an Obama presidency it will once again be “cool” to spit on U.S. troops as they return from overseas deployments.

Especially if you have “23 year Army veterans” helping change the public mood on that point.

A prominent local Barack Obama backer bashed John McCain’s military record Monday, calling the Republican presidential candidate a “self-promoter.”

In a nearly-half hour speech, Democratic congressional candidate Bill Gillespie praised Obama, his party’s leading White House hopeful.

For one thing, the closest this guy ever got to combat was when he stabbed himself with his butter knife in the mess hall.

I get to say that. I was once the “senior logistician” for the 24th Infantry Division. (That and $4.50 gets me a grande latte at Starbucks.) So I know exactly what this tool’s “wartime” military job entailed and I know the only “dog of war” he ever heard bark was a Chihuahua. Color me underwhelmed. There are no front lines anymore? Puh-leeze, support types are not even remotely placed at the same level of risk as those whose job it is to kick in doors in Ramadi every day.

There is an unwritten rule in the Army when it comes to discussing the relative contributions of combat arms types (armor, infantry, artillery, engineers, aviation, spec ops) and those of support types. The combat arms types understand they carry the burden of doing the actual fighting, bleeding and dying out of proportion to their numbers. The support types understand this also and agree to STFU out of respect for that effort.

So it is especially galling to find a guy who spent most of his career in the “rear with the gear” calling out an actual war hero.

McCain, Gillespie added, was “somebody who needed to stand out, someone that needed to draw attention to themselves and … was usually out for themselves.”

Ah, me thinks this is a bit of projection, no? I mean, how else would a mere candidate ever get noticed by the big dog – the Obamessiah himself – unless he did something noteworthy, or said something particularly outrageous? Maybe Bill is trying to score some of that DNC cash here to help in his race. This would certainly get him noticed, right? This rube is counting on the fact civilians cannot tell an actual hero from a poseur. Come to think of it, on the political left, that’s probably true.

This seems to be a pattern with Obama supporters – the return of disdain for the military. If it is not outright disdain, then it is outright surrender on the part of the candidate himself. Jim Geraghty notes this over at The Corner and (UPDATE) Hotair has the laundry list. What’s worse is in this case it comes from someone who knows, or ought to know exactly what McCain did and why he ought to honor not only what happened to McCain, but also the man himself.

Here’s some advice Bill, attack his policies, not who he is. Especially when your own record is not much to write home about. Again, you’re counting on the fact no one who knows anything is going to point out where your own record comes up short. So if you can’t shut up, at least try not to beclown yourself.

Oh, and if y’all really want to tell Gillespie how you feel, go leave him a note on his blog.

You just watch, over the next few years Thomas Paine’s quote will gain a lot more currency.

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.

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Color Me a Racist Bigot Too, Lindsey

Lindsey Graham, that odious little Deputy Dawg talkin’ piece of catfish bait, said anybody who opposes this immigration bill is just a racist bigot, and we’re not havin’ none uh thayat. Well, maybe so. But this racist bigot is going to say his piece.

First off, I don’t care either way for or against Mexicans, or Ecuadoreans, or Hondurans. I do care that we are admitting a lawbreaking underclass into this country, while making it damn near impossible for the educated and potentially upwardly mobile middle and upper classes of Mexico, Central and South America to immigrate. I don’t fear a Latino flood; in fact I would welcome a flood of middle and upper class Chileans, Argentinians, Brazilians, Mexicans, Panamanians or Nicaraguans. Doesn’t bother me in the least. But to do this, we need to keep out the riff raff (i.e. enforcement first) and greatly increase the level of legal immigration. I am cool with that, because those with an education or at least a decent work history will understand what they are getting into, and will be likely to assimilate into U.S. culture, to buy into the ideals of liberty and merit and plurality. Letting in the vast underclass is like letting 12+ million illiterate, innumerate Archie Bunkers into the country. We don’t need that! We do need productive, talented people to come here in vast numbers though – but to do that you have to make it worth their while to do so legally, and you have to make an effort to enfranchise them when they get here. Sticking them in a temporary worker ghetto isn’t going to get it. Nor is the patronizing official attitude our government is apparently going to take toward anybody who eats salsa or chorizo. Nor is making the term “hispanic” synonymous with underclass, America-hating or at least America-disliking, non-English speaking day laborers. We can only handle so many tired, hungry, and poor people at one time. Twelve million (ultimately 35-40 million, if the last amnesty is any guide) such people is too many at once. It’s an order of magnitude larger than the last amnesty. It’s not good.

Second, Jim Geraghty, where the hell are you now with your talk about how we need to vote for Republicans. Why? They’ve betrayed the shit out of us. Again.

Third, if it sounds like Bush and his little amnesty boosting buddies are out of touch with you, don’t feel alone, you are both in the mainstream on this, and perceptive. As y’all know I practice law in D.C. and I know a lot of people who know a lot of people. My understanding is that only those with a positive view of the President’s plan, however it may be composed in the end, are being permitted to talk about it *within* the Administration, never mind in public. Yep, it’s an echo chamber run amok. Furthermore, I understand that in many instances, those who disapprove, have reservations, or whose job position *requires* them to express apprehension(e.g. in enforcement or providing future benefits to the new underclass) – these people are being systematically denied a seat at the table to discuss and craft this bill. In other words, if it sounds like Bush is utterly out of touch it is because he is out of touch, intentionally. I suspect the disapproving voices within the Administration are being silenced for expediency’s sake, and also to give plausible deniability to everybody involved who wants to have a future in politics. (“Why, we had no idea of this would overburden the Department of Labor’s job training programs, or the Department of Education’s adult literacy programs… heck, they never spoke up about it.”)

There is a lot of talk about how we need to something about the illegals because they wreak havoc on the Southwest’s desert environment, there has been much testimony about that… but not a lot of stuff about how we’re going to deal with the social burdens imposed by our new instant underclass. And their extended families who will immigrate here by chain migration.

Aye, aye, aye aye, my opponents swim out to meet troop ships...

Now every political leader wants to sell his own program, so it’s natural that the boosters would get a seat at the table. But it is disastrous to ignore the doomsayers and to set about designing a society-changing law without the input from anybody who just might possibly raise a problem. I’ll point to the Johnson Administration as an example. It ran young bureaucrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan out of D.C. (until he was elected Senator) because he said the Great Society program would destroy the Black family. Evidently, the current Administration is taking no chances on a potential Moynihan coming out of any federal agencies and saying something about the unintended (or perhaps intended) adverse consequences of this legislation. Not even in internal executive branch deliberations.

So yes, if you think the Administration is failing to listen to you, you are correct. But don’t feel bad about it. From what I hear, the Administration isn’t even listening to itself on this, at least if my sources have a good handle on the situation.

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Let’s Start a Shitlist… Entry #1

Dear readers,

Those of you who have stuck around here for a while know that I urged you to send a message to the Republicans who were in the midst of doing what the Democrats just did to our troops – the difference being that the special ed students who pose as Democrats are too stupid to realize how politically dangerous it is to pull the rug out from under the troops. Rather than do it back door style, they are doing it up front, led by Jabba the Ex-Marine, aka Murtha the Suetbag.

For the most part, the Republicans who have remained in Congress after the great massacre seem to have had their spine stiffened on national defense and funding issues. Some haven’t gotten the message yet, but many appear to have done so. Some have not.

Prior to the election, somebody suggested to keep a running tally of the folks who were screwing conservatives and libertarians and freedom-loving, freedom-defending centrists and libertarians. Their idea – a correct one – was that we should keep a list of the bastards who are screwing the country over, and focus on helping their enemies. We shouldn’t just lash out at Republicans out of general principle, we should do so based on the specific actions of specific shitheads.

Point well taken. I agree with this, and starting today, would like to add a new category for people especially deserving of blame. That category of entry is, simply enough, “Shitlist.”

I am asking you readers, and my fellow bloggers, to nominate people for the shitlist in the runup to the next election. To get on the shitlist, it takes (1) knowing better; (2) doing the wrong damn thing anyhow’ and, (3) doing so on a major issue, such as immigration, tax raises, serious restrictions on free speech, or national defense.

Generally speaking, Democrats don’t know better. I think some of them are evil, but not many. When I look at the hard left leadership and see the likes of Murtha the un-Great, I realize that some of them are just dangerously deluded and quite possibly morons, regardless of how they came by their law degrees, millions, and congressional seats. Republicans, on the other hand, are expected to know better. They openly espouse conservative and libertarian values, wave the flag unashamedly, and give every inclination that they are okay with being held to a higher standard than a 6 year old whose doctor makes him wear a hockey helmet to school.*

At the same time, the Shitlist shouldn’t be exclusively for people who are screwing up. It should be a place where we can short list people deserving of special praise – Democrats, for instance, who cut against the grain on key issues, and stand where they should, or the occasional Republican who stands up when the Republicans make a lemming-like rush for the Dems’ position (e.g. “comprehensive immigration reform,” or, in English, “Line-jumping amnesty for Mexicans.”)

In short, I want to have one short list of posts to go to, which I can refer to in 12 months time to figure out who around the country deserves a little snowflake of monetary love, and who doesn’t. I’m not above throwing money to the Dems to punish Republicans, but would hope to reward conservative challengers to screwed up Republicans first, in the primaries.

Got that? Major screwup, shoulda known better, did it anyway.

My first set of additions to the Shitlist…
Continue reading “Let’s Start a Shitlist… Entry #1”

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