Fiscal Black Holes, the Tea Party, and the Incompetent Media


However, in a climate where even Pres. Obama’s budget director warned that our debt is “serious and ultimately unsustainable,” perhaps more should be expected of the establishment media.

Indeed, our unsustainable financial situation led to the creation of a Tea Party movement — one of the biggest political developments in America over the past two years. It would seem to be the perfect news peg for ongoing media coverage of our government’s fiscal irresponsibility. Of course, it didn’t work out quite that way, did it? Instead, the establishment media ignored, then attacked the Tea Party movement — first as astroturf, then as racist, as Birthers, as hypocritical (for not having formed when the problem was less dire, and for gullibly expecting the government to make good on current entitlement promises or reform them before adding new ones), etc. The establishment media’s coverage of the Tea Party often seems devoted to discussing anything other than the issues at the heart of the movement.

Thus, the establishment media reveals itself, not as the people’s watchdog against irresponsible government, but as the irresponsible government’s guard dog against the people. It is ground zero for manufacturing center-left consent. After all, how could the establishment have seriously discussed passing the trillion-dollar ObamaCare behemoth, when so much of the funding comes from “reductions” in Medicare and Medicaid spending that is unsustainable in the first instance? How could the media have gone along with the laughable CBO estimate that ObamaCare will reduce the deficit (based on assumptions the CBO admits are unrealistic), if they had to take our ginormous public debt seriously? How could they float an economy-crushing cap-and-tax scheme to combat global warming, or climate change, or climate disruption, or whatever it’s being called today, if everyone was forced to acknowledge how far government has already promised beyond its means?

Emphasis added, and the full thing is here.

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day 2: Electric Boogaloo

imagesLast year an American cartoonist bravely tried to fight back against the threat to free speech posed by radical Islamists by creating Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.

She did this in response to the worldwide death threats against Dutch cartoonists who had dared draw pictures of the Prophet, which is against Islamic law.

It didn’t turn out well.

Now she has, at the advice of the FBI, gone into hiding because of threats from radical Islamists hijacking a peaceful religion.

This has to stop.

Those who support free speech and the free exchange of ideas cannot countenance this ongoing suppression.

So I’ve created “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day 2: Electric Boogaloo”

This is not about insulting Islam or supporting any religion at all. It is about standing up for free speech and not being cowed by radicals who believe their religious beliefs are chains on the rest of the world.

Please join in the fight for free speech. They can’t silence us all if we stand together. This effort, by the way, welcomes free speech advocates of all faiths and creeds.

Incidentally, here’s what prompted the fatwa against Molly.


Awesome: A Card That John Wiley Price Would Love

As my friend Tim Rogers once said: not every black person is brilliant.


Blast from the past

Brilliant Defense of Southern Heritage from a Liberal, Muslim Doctor


I am tired of apologising. I apologised for being Muslim, post-9/11 and more recently for my Pakistani origins. Now, I apologise for being a southerner too. When an environmental catastrophe erupted in my backyard, I looked to the media to scvlogo2tell our stories and instead, found quotes from experts ruminating on energy policy. Where are the restaurant owners in the French Quarter who still haven’t caught their breath after Katrina swallowed their lives? What about the fishermen? While recently rubbing elbows with fellow liberals from the east and west coasts, I felt that their disdain for the lives of the south was palpable. This led to my quest: to understand why mouths drip with condescension for the south, and particularly its people.

Read the full column here.

(Naturally she had to seek publication in a British newspaper.)

Could Medina Beat Perry? Burka Suggests It Could Happen

And I don’t disagree with his take.

The bonus — aside from seeing Perry and Hutchison taken to the woodshed — would be the tea party movement showing its independence from any single leader, including Sarah Palin who just endorsed Perry.WGS-Debra-Medina-GU_101027e

And after the Massachusetts upset, a Texas upset where the incumbent from the right is likewise tossed could cement the credibility of this fiscally focused independent wave.

I may pull for Medina based on this picture alone. She’s a Glock babe. Awe-some.

PSA for Hippies, Vegans and Other Weaklings


Here Are the Unredacted, Secret TSA Screening Guidelines

Courtesy your friendly incompetent TSA. Don’t abuse them, kids.

TSA Screening Guidelines

(Betcha can’t wait til they put medical records online.)

Friday Morning Finger


Here’s your sample confession form. Check all that apply, submit so you can be re-educated.

I, [STATE YOUR NAME], denounce myself for being a thought criminal and surrender into the hands of progressive justice at My crimes include:

[ ] In a private conversation with my spousal unit I expressed doubts about the appropriateness of a one-party rule.
[ ] I was hesitant in repeating the party directive: American health care is worse than any other western democracy.
[ ] At the time of this year’s inauguration I hesitated to grovel at the feet of the Supreme Leader Obama.
[ ] I worried that Leader is trying to take too much power.
[ ] I once worried that “getting past bipartisanship” might mean more than just the expected re-education camps.
[ ] I worried that there might be more in the ObamaCare bill than I was told.
[ ] I had a moment’s doubt about whether it’s appropriate for the arts to become a tool of state propaganda.

I confess to my crimes and ask the mercy of the state and Leader.

These Should be Popping Up Around Dallas Soon

Hint, hint.