July 27, 2009

Stupidity on Display

Travis sometimes asks me why I slum around at such weird places online. Well, I like to know what the left "thinks." But it never ceases to amaze me that it hasn't ceased to amaze me the stupidity of your typical radical leftist. Why would I ever be surprised? They are of course whining that Obama's not destroying the economy and the entire system of government in the US quickly enough or quite the WAY they would, and they're mad that he's not doing it their way. What the hell do they care, the results are the same either way - Cloward-Piven meets Alinsky is still moving full speed ahead so what the fuck are they bitching about? Well, here's one; and it's gotta take idiot quote of the week. In reaction to some obvious morons proclaiming that Obamacare will not necessarily destroy all private insurance companies - obviously a proclamation being falsely made to allay the fears of millions who have a shred of a brain and know what that would really mean (or at least have an inkling) McEwan declares,

First of all, any government health plan that isn't good enough to drive private insurers out of business...isn't good enough, period.

Holy shit. No, you didn't read that wrong. I don't think she comprehends that of course, it is designed to and WILL put private insurers out of business; and it's written into the bill to begin with (guess she hasn't read much of it, like page 16.) Or that these people are out there claiming it won't do what it was designed to do because they want to get it passed and the only way to do that is to lie about what it is designed to do. Because people have some small idea what it is supposed to do, what it WILL do, and they don't want that. So you have to just bald-faced lie to them and tell them it won't happen. But see, she's so out there, so fucking looney-tunes, that she wants them to DO all this - to destroy the economy and our way of life utterly - while PROCLAIMING LOUDLY that that is exactly what they're doing, and screw anyone who doesn't like it. Honey, it doesn't work that way. That's like surprise buttsex without lube - you're not going to get most people to accept it; you have to slip it in a little more subtly than that, or didn't anyone ever teach you that open revolution and open coups have very very unpredictable (and often catastrophic) results? Grow up, put on your damn big girl pants and be glad - he's DOING IT ANYWAY.

Fortunately for you, you're looking like you'll get your socialist society complete with hellcare. Unfortunately for you, it is not designed to provide excellent health care to anyone, much less everyone. You're just too goddamn stupid to understand what it's really about. For the people with half a brain or more, here's a little synopsis from the bill of what we're in store for. I LOVE the part about how the federal government will have realtime access to your personal bank account at ALL TIMES - that's just fucking lovely. Heck, I'll put up the link and a partial list:

• Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.

• Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.

• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.

• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.

• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll

• Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll

• Page 167: Any individual who doesnt’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.

• Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).

• Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.

• Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.”

• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, you’ll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)

• Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc.

• Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.

• Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.

• Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!

Of course, Ms. McEwan is also sick of hearing about the August recess because it's important to ram this thing through before anyone has a chance to properly read and debate this monstrosity - just DO IT already, right? Even though she said it's not good enough. Sheer genius, I tell you.

July 23, 2009

Hellcare Delayed

And apparently the above picture is not a hilarious commentary on the witch-doctor substitutes for health we're being offered; it's Rrrrraaaaaacist! Barf. Except it's actually a hilarious commentary on the offerings of the Obama administration in regard to healthcare - listen to this genius:

Look, if right now hospitals and doctors aren't coordinating enough to have you just take one test when you come in because of an illness, but instead have you take one test; then you go to another specialist, you take a second test; then you go to another special, you take a third test -- and nobody's bothering to send the first test that you took -- same test -- to the next doctors, you're wasting money.

What in the hell is he babbling about? Every time he tries to come up with an example with this stuff he sounds like a fucking moron. More and more like a buffoon. Heaven help me, as evil as he apparently is, I don't know how he can be said to possess the intellectual capacity to BE evil - sometimes Biden looks intelligent by comparison. I'm going to have to revise my thinking on intelligence being necessary to evil, actually. Because I have too many examples of people who are both - and while in some cases it turns out to be only a petty, stupid sort of evil, too often it causes great harm. Thanks for challenging my assumptions Chairman Zero; I guess you're good for something after all.

July 14, 2009

Hell Care - The Truth about Canada and Dogs

Better to be a dog in Canada. I can only conclude, based on my knowledge of economics and reality, and this candid video (among common sense and countless other examples) that people on the comment sections of websites who go on and on about how awesome hell care REALLY is in the UK and Canada (because they don't *actually* have inordinate waiting times and it's all freeee!) are, to put it bluntly, full of shit.

But I knew that. It's just that you seldom can mount the economic defense because it would take...some foundation in common, things that they should already know? Besides they're just lying about it, so what's the point? At any rate, watch this video and weep at what we're headed for.

Also, in the beginning of this video, there is a clip of Obama promising in his campaign that he would get a universal health care bill signed by the end of his first term - now he's swearing to god and all the universe that it's NOT universal health care, that it was NEVER intended to be universal health care, that he never said any such thing, but that whatever it is, it has to pass NOW - before next month. Or we'll explode. Just like we were going to explode without the stimulus package. And it had to go through IMMEDIATELY or we'd all die. Now unemployment is skyrocketing and he's claiming it's working exactly as planned. Yes, I guess it is, you son of a bitch.

Your humorous moment of zen for the day. (Anyone know where this is or what's going on? It's hilarious!

July 10, 2009

Dickless Republicans and Palin

A thing of beauty. Hat tip to Eric Dondero.

Sasha and Malia Fair Game - It's Official

Wonkette herself says so! Because you and I know the secret - that while it is a cheap political ploy to bring Trig and her other children onstage during the RNC, it is ALSO a cheap political ploy when you bring Sasha and Malia up on stage, especially when you make them do a whole act to go along with their appearance (even Palin didn't stoop that low, did she?) (Video at link.) At least the Palin kids only waved.

So now that Palin has expressed disdain for the crude photoshoppers of Baby Trig, and Wonkette feels that deserves only the strongest and most visceral of sneering, we are now free to do something that should have been done a long time ago - start shopping the first kids and making the world better through laughter and character assassination, involving even the children. Let's post a few of the Trig Palin photoshops to get our appetites whetted and then we can see what we're going to start with in our Sashalia shops to keep the party going! We have the stormtrooper above, that Wonkette was so taken with, then we have these two from SA (these are a bit ballsy for the latter-day Kyanka - I thought he stuck only to the safe stuff like parodying famous writers and stupid pet stories these days. Guess Palin's safe to go after anytime!)

Being the person that I am, I'm not disgusted at these pictures so much as glad the ruse is over and rarin' to get even. Now. For the Obama girls. I'll post any funny photoshops any of you can cobble together for me - they don't have to be nasty, but what I want for the first one is this specifically - one of the girl's faces shopped on a pole dancer's, and the other on a person holding a huge bag of drugs with a big price sticker on it, with the title: The Obama Girls Prepare for Success in Their Dad's Future Economy. Or leave the title; I can title it; just shop the picture for me. It's a hell of a lot funnier than what they did with Trig, and smarter. Whatever you can think of, make it and I'll post it - I won't put your name to it if you don't want, won't blow your "nice" cover and you can still be above it all (though I won't pretend to be), and you can submit it anonymously. Because I'm just not afraid of this shit. And why should I be? Even the left says it's ok, and they know all about tolerance and being "nice." Send all submissions to blackmarketlemonade@gmail.com and keep 'em coming!

July 8, 2009

Henny Penny - with a Twist

A little red hen once found a grain of wheat whilst scratching industriously in the barnyard.

"Oh! A treasure!" she cried. "Who will help me plant this grain of wheat?" she asked.

"Not I," said the dog, happily scratching himself behind the ear.

"Not I," purred the cat, stretching luxuriously in the sun.

"Not I," grunted the pig, lazing in his mud hole.

"Not I," said the turkey. "What a silly idea! Why don't you just, like, eat it?"

"Then I shall do it myself," asked Henny Penny. "Cluck! cluck!" And she did.

Henny Penny planted the grain of wheat. Very soon the wheat began to grow and the green leaves came out of the ground. The sun shone and the rain fell and the wheat kept growing until it was tall, strong, and ripe.

"Who will help me reap this wheat?" asked Henny Penny.

"Not I," said the dog, and began to follow a butterfly across the barnyard to see where it would go.

"Not I," said the cat. "I would soil my fur! Working in the dirt!"

"Not I," said the pig. "Much too hot for such endeavors!"

"Not I," said the turkey. "It looks so pretty where it is. Why mess with it?"

"Then I shall do it myself," asked Henny Penny. "Cluck! cluck!" And she did.

Henny Penny reaped the wheat in the hot sun.

"Who will help me thresh this wheat" asked Henny Penny.

"Not I," said the dog, as he wandered off into the woods.

"Not I," said the cat. "The chaff would make my eyes itch!"

"Not I," said the pig. "I'm late for my nap."

"Not I," said the turkey. "What is threshing?"

"To thresh is to beat the stalks until the seeds come out," Henny Penny explained.

"What a waste of time, when you could just peck them out! As if!" said the turkey. "Not I!"

"Then I shall do it myself," asked Henny Penny. "Cluck! cluck!"

And Henny Penny threshed the wheat, all by herself.

"Who will help me take this wheat to the mill to have it ground?" asked Henny Penny.

"Not I," said the dog, distracted by his tail, which he began to chase.

"Not I," said the cat. "It is beneath my dignity to fetch and carry!"

"Not I," said the pig. "It's much too far to the mill."

"Not I," said the turkey, and stared up at the sky. No one knew why.

"Then I shall do it myself," asked Henny Penny. "Cluck! cluck! cluck!" And she did.

Henny Penny took the wheat to the mill, and by and by she came back with the flour.

"Who will help me bake this flour into bread?" asked Henny Penny.

"Not I," said the dog. "The Man is heading for the creek with his fishing pole.

See ya!" "Not I," said the cat. "The flour dust... no, no, no!" She wrinkled her nose and began to groom herself, just at the thought of it.

"Not I," said the pig. "It's almost lunch time."

"Not I," said the turkey. "Flowers should be left in the garden, not put in the oven! Duh!"

"Then I shall do it myself," asked Henny Penny. "Cluck! cluck!" And she did.

Henny Penny baked the flour and made a lovely, golden loaf of bread. The scent of the bread wafted out over the barnyard, and all of the animals began to drift toward her window.

"Who will help me eat this bread?" asked Henny Penny asked her chicks, who had gathered 'round.

"I will!" said the dog, standing on his legs to peek in through the kitchen window.

"I will!" said the cat, leaping upon the window sill.

"I will!" said the pig, standing beneath the window with his mouth watering.

"I will!" said the turkey, leaping onto the pig's back for a better look at the loaf.

"No... I will," said Henny Penny, "I and my chicks."

"By myself I planted the wheat. By myself I reaped it. By myself I threshed the wheat and carried it to the mill.

By myself I baked the bread. Now I, and mine, will eat it."

Cluck! cluck! cluck!"

"Capitalist pig!" cried the cat. ("No need to be insulting," grunted the pig.)

"Imperialist!" cried the dog.

"UNFAIR!" screamed the turkey.

"Speciesist supremacist!" shouted the pig.

Henny Penny stood dumbfounded when suddenly a huge wolf with a federal badge and a gun showed up in the barnyard and started telling her how it was going to be.

"Comrade Penny, I am confiscating 3/4 of this loaf in the name of the commonwealth and distributing it to your hungry neighbors - to wit the cat, the dog, the pig, and the turkey. The other 1/4 we'll need to support our redistributors - these guns and badges don't pay for themselves you know. Now if you resist we shall have to put you in the gulag and those guards have to eat too, you know. But I'm sure you're a good citizen and don't begrudge your neighbors the good life you are enjoying, so that surely won't be necessary. Naturally we will leave you a grain of wheat so that you can plant, reap, thresh, mill and bake it again in order to stimulate the local economy and create job growth. If you apply down at the county office there shouldn't be any problem getting an allotment of one grain for each of your chicks - that's all they really *need* after all, so don't worry about that - I'm surprised you hadn't looked into that benefit sooner! Now have a good day, comrade, and thanks for the bread."

Henny Penny sat there staring at the warm spot where the bread had been, looked at the satisfied cat, the smirking dog, the pig in his poke and the turkey, then down at her grain of wheat. She began to see herself and many other industrious hens each taking their grains of wheat and pouring them into the harbor at midnight...

July 7, 2009


Karl Rove set up this graph so we'd see just how well Obama's promises about the economy are going. Looks like an oopsie to me. Hope and change - it's what's for dinner.

When arguing with leftists (a fruitless enterprise; I hope you don't engage in it much) it's kind of stunning how often they fall into the false dichotomy of calling various despotic societies "right-wing" and only allowing that the despotic "left-wing" societies were only so because people didn't implement them right. I'd like to clear the idiot cobwebs away with some sanity from Mark Levin's amazing tome, Liberty and Tyranny. This is not a polemicist book; this is not a "fun" book - it is very serious, and this guy is genuinely brilliant. So here's some genius from The Great One:

The Conservative must accept that the Statist does not share his passion for liberty and all the good that flows from it. The Statist does not acknowledge the tremendous benefits to society from the individual pursuits of tens of millions of others. The Statist rejects the Founders' idea of the dignity of the individual, who can flourish through ordered liberty, for one rooted in unpredictability, irrationality and, ultimately, tyranny...

For the Statist, liberty is not a blessing but the enemy. It is not possible to achieve Utopia if individuals are free to go their own way. The individual must be dehumanized and his nature delegitimized. Through persuasion, deception and coercion, the individual must be subordinated to the state. He must abandon his own ambitions for the ambitions of the state. He must become reliant on and fearful of the state. His first duty must be to the state - not family, community, and faith, all of which have the potential of threatening the state. Once dispirited, the individual can be molded by the state.

The Statist's Utopia can take many forms, and has throughout human history, including monarchism, feudalism, militarism, fascism, communism, national socialism, and economic socialism. They are all of the same species - tyranny. The primary principle around which the Statist organizes can be summed up in a single word - equality.

Equality, as understood by the Founders, is the natural right of every individual to live freely under self-government, to acquire and retain the property he creates through his own labor, and to be treated impartially before a just law. Moreover, equality should not be confused with perfection, for man is also imperfect, making his application of equality, even in the most just society, imperfect. Otherwise, inequality is the natural state of man in the sense that each individual is born unique in all his human characteristics. Therefore, equality and inequality, properly comprehended, are both engines of liberty.

The Statist, however, misuses equality to pursue uniform economic and social outcomes. He must continuously enhance his power at the expense of self-government and violate the individual's property rights at the expense of individual liberty, for he believes that through persuasion, deception, and coercion he can tame man's natural state and man's perfection can, therefore, be achieved in Utopia. The Statist must claim the power to make that which is unequal equal and that which is imperfect perfect. This is the hope the Statist offers, if only the individual surrenders himself to the all-powerful state. Only then can the impossible be made possible.

The Internet is Work

There's a picture from the Tea Party Protest in DC where I went and added my voice and my support to the people protesting this abortion of a government and what it's doing. It was great and I intend to write more about it, but in the meantime I realize this.

The internet is fucking work. I mean, you ONLY get back a small part of what you put in. No matter what you want, you have to put out ten times as much. Sure, you find a few gems (and pthalo, Larry, clambake - you are what I have in mind there) but only if you keep mining like mad. Dammit if it isn't easier to pick up a book.

Well John McGrath from Belfast - I love ya', honey. And I'm going to listen to the Old Dun Cow and pretend I'm with a beautiful drunken crowd who loves Irish music again.

July 2, 2009

Why Mommy is an Asshole - I mean Democrat

They're at it again! The folks who brought us the timeless children's classic, "Why Mommy is a Democrap" have now brought us "Mama Voted for Obama"! Yay! More mindless fun from mindless people to make our children mindless Obama youth.

That's from the "Daddy" book. See what Dims do? See the implication in the first picture - the helpless children "made safe" from the stampeding elephant - get it, elephant!?!?! - by the kind, gracious Dims?

The mama pajama obama de lama book concludes, it would seem, by telling us how SOME evil Mamas voted for John McCain. And they included a gratuitous swipe at the hapless candidate.

Well, isn't that special? Look it up yourself, I'm not linking that bullshit.