January 09, 2015

Meanwhile in DC

As Islamic Terrorist siege ends in France CAIR tweets this.

By Howie at 12:03 PM | Comments |

January 02, 2015

Twit Goes to Jail


A St. Louis man was charged Thursday with making threats against police and the St. Louis City Justice Center on Twitter.

Image Credit KSDK

Jason Valentine, 35, faces 10 felony counts of making a terrorist threat, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office said Thursday.

Valentine is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bail, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which did not specify which jail. It wasn't clear from online court records whether he has an attorney or when his first court appearance would be.

Valentine allegedly tweeted about "Kill a pig Night" throughout December, the probable cause statement said, and that he threatened an explosion at the Justice Center on Wednesday.

"St. Louis City Justice Center Mysteriously Exploded 12/31/2014," one tweet read, according to the statement. Another said, "New Years Eve Massacre Kill A Pig Night."

There had been speculation about the threat running on Gawker.
According to a report from DNAinfo's Murray Weiss, the NYPD is investigating social media death threats against cops from alleged gang members who are apparently promising to turn tonight's New Year's Eve celebrations into "Kill a Pig Night." But who are these violent tweeters? Do they exist at all?

The evidence as presented in Weiss's article points not to an orchestrated, gang-related effort to kill cops tonight, but the work of a single obsessive Instagram user and the inflammatory writings of a right-wing blogger based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Weiss's law enforcement sources report that the threats have "primarily come in tweets baring a host of vicious anti-NYPD hash tags including #@deadcopseveryday, #onlydeadcops, #wingsonpigs and #laughatyourdeaths." (#@deadcopseveryday likely contains a typo, as Twitter doesn't allow the @ symbol to be used in hashtags.) However, aside from
#wingsonpigs—a slogan that Ismaaiyl Brinsley used on Instagram before he murdered two NYPD officers earlier this month—a search for tweets that were posted before the DNAinfo article was published and contain the cited hashtags turns up only one result: an unrelated tweet in support of police from August.

It's possible that the alleged threats came from private accounts, or that Twitter has already suspended the users responsible. A Twitter spokesperson wrote via email that the company "will remove reported content that violates our rules, which prohibit direct, specific threats of violence against others," but did not specifically address the alleged threats.

Here is an image of one of the tweets.

JD still has several sites up.


By Howie at 10:09 AM | Comments |

December 15, 2014

Question: How Many Who Lied to Furguson Grand Jury Will Be Prosecuted for Perury?

Of course at least two who told the truth to the grand jury have been murdered. The liars and celebrated and their lies repeated at protests.

The grand jury in the case of Michael Brown's shooting didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager. It also heard from witnesses who couldn't be believed at all.

Some admitted lying. Others changed their stories under questioning. Prosecutors were so skeptical of one woman's account that they asked whether she might have dreamed about seeing the confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9./

My guess is none will be prosecuted.

By Howie at 02:20 PM | Comments |

December 10, 2014

Ferguson Activist Prophesied White People Gonna Laugh At Your Ass

Yes we're laughing. But not at him mayum.

Its so nice, seeing all that harmony in the black community.

And remember fellow Crackers, everything you have is because of her.

She made dat shit!

By Howie at 11:22 AM | Comments |

December 01, 2014

"Gentle Giants" Beat Bosnian Immigrant to Death With Hammers


They began beating his car with hammers; when he exited the vehicle, they beat him to death with hammers.

And obviously there's no national media coverage of the gentle giants' peaceful protest.

See, all the protesters in Ferguson are peaceful.

Contrary to reports the press didn't notice, actually they did.
Two juveniles are in custody Sunday, suspected in the death of a man beaten with hammers on a St. Louis street.

The victim, 32-year-old Zemir Begic, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth, according to police.

...A motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

Yup the motive is a total mystery.

The wife of a Bosnian man who was brutally beaten to death Sunday says that her husband's final act was to protect her from her attackers.

"The last thing he did before he actually died was pull me out of the way and put himself in front of me, basically giving up his life for me," Mujkanovic told the station.

Funeral arrangements are pending and you can donate to the Begic family here.

By Howie at 04:36 PM | Comments |

OMG! Who Could be Behind This?!?!

Adam's last misdemeanor....

Heh.... I wondered why he was trolling the FBI over the weekend.

Oh by the way, trolling the FBI over the weekend.

The Reporters, sigh, will get back to us when they discover who's really behind this.

By Howie at 09:16 AM | Comments |

November 24, 2014

Stupid Voters Fire Gruber

So far Johnathan Gruber has had to eat about $300,000 worth of crow.

State Auditor Beth Wood, a Democrat, decided to terminate Gruber’s $200,000 contract late last week, according to a timeline of work done for North Carolina by the health economics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Gruber’s comment that it was all right to mislead people to get a desired outcome that he favored led our auditors to determine he had at least the appearance of an independence impairment,” Bill Holmes, a spokesman for the auditor’s office, told WRAL-TV.

...Gruber’s comments also led to the termination of his $400,000 contract with the state of Vermont. He was paid $160,000 before Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, decided to end the contract.

Hey Gruber would you like a little Ketchup on that crow?


By Howie at 02:01 PM | Comments |

October 17, 2014

Most Likely Drunken Idiot Jailed For Being Drunken Idiot

Some days you just have to wonder about folks.

ennessee man was in custody on Thursday and facing criminal charges after claiming to be a member of ISIS and threatening to behead his neighbors and burn down their homes, police said.


Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell said the man – Terry Wayne McCullough, 59 – is a known troublemaker but that the threats had to be treated seriously.

“We’ve dealt with him quite a few times over the years,” Blackwell said. “Most of the issues we’ve had to deal with him have been minor, misdemeanor charges.”

McCullough is in the Coffee County Jail on $10,000 bond and charged with criminal conspiracy. He is due in court Oct. 23.

Blackwell said that when McCullough “described ISIS, he was calling it ISSI.”

Tullahoma Police Officer James Tate, who arrested McCullough on Sunday, wrote in his report that the man admitted making threats and said he would carry them out and said that his next target was Nashville...

OMG! ISSI is lose in Tennessee too!

Can we panic yet? I've been wanting to panic all week.

Image credit Tullahoma News.

By Howie at 07:40 AM | Comments |

October 07, 2014

Goatly Gets Competition or ISIS New Emir in Houston Sings Badly Very Very Badly (update :Vegas Baby!)

Absolute 100% proof that Jihad and not quite all there are not mutually exclusive categories.

When it gets, you know tedious, skip ahead to around 6:00 where
even the cat protests, Meow = Dude! STFU!

The last time we spoke of this dude on the blog we linked a snopes article calling #houstonbahgdadi a hoax, or some sort of costume freak.

I think the term freak fits, but if its a hoax is the sort of hoax that is so dedicated it makes you question the sanity of said hoaxperson.

Some sources are telling me that not only is it not a hoax, the dude is seriously off his rocker.

It wouldn't be the first time the mentally challenged got caught up in the allure of the online Jihad, See Emerson Begolly aka Goatly. He is known to suffer from the Asperger's form of autism, Carlos Almonte the "Kill all Juice" guy suffers from just plain stupid.

And the ISIS nutcase who poses with all the heads in Syria is a known schizophrenic.


So #Houstonbaghdadi has declared himself ISIS' Emir in Houston and he's been tossed out of every mosque he visits. And he spends endless hours singing Nasheeds to himself in front of the mirror. Um, yeah.

I know its surreal but we're going to go ahead and place him in the That Boy Ain't Right column for now. Lets hope his fascination with ISIS remains confined to Nasheeds in front of the mirror.

Updated 10/07/2014. It appears Mr. Bahgdadi has taken his show on the road, and who needs Dawa more than the filthy infidels of Sin City.

He apparently has left posting this pic of what appears to be Lake Mead east of Vegas 13 hours ago.

So ya'll watch out idiot on the lose.

By Howie at 10:00 AM | Comments |

September 22, 2014

Muslims Hold Huge Anti ISIS Rally in Toronto

Wow, so apparently Achmed forgot to sent out the memo?

By Howie at 01:25 PM | Comments |

August 26, 2014

Sandcrawler PSA: Stop Bacon Abuse!

One whiny Muslima in Vermont complains that seeing the word Bacon offends here delicate sensitivities.

In Winooski, Vermont, city officials like to involve local businesses in its efforts to keep flower beds healthy and thriving in town.

The deal is that if shops help with gardening, they can post advertisements for their services in those same spots, noted WPTZ-TV in Burlington.

So after Sneakers Bistro & Cafe kicked in for “Operation Bloom” at the bottom of the Winooski Circle, the restaurant put a bright yellow sign on a lamp post telling drivers to “Yield for Bacon” at Sneakers.


Soon a discussion about diversity was underway on the Winooski Front Porch Forum, highlighted by one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who don’t consume pork — and as a Muslim she’s offended by it, WPTZ reported.

Once the bistro owners found out about the complaint, they told the station they reached out to the woman and then took the sign down.


But it gets even worse....

Woman named CRISPI uses BACON to try and burn down ex-boyfriend's home.
America, I just don't know her anymore.


By Howie at 10:22 AM | Comments |

August 19, 2014

Perspective on Ferguson

Guns! Violence! People running naked in the streets!

Protests escalated again late Monday night as police fired tear gas at protesters who defied police by refusing orders to disperse, instead gathering in groups near the QuikTrip and other Ferguson spots.

Police fired at least three tear gas volleys near the QuikTrip as emergency vehicles sped to the scene. Police also used tear gas to break up protesters near West Florissant and Northwoods Estates.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, Obama's hometown, just another day at the office.
Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.

By Howie at 09:45 AM | Comments |

July 18, 2014

And His Mama Cried

In the Ghetttoooooooooo!

By Howie at 08:20 AM | Comments |

July 02, 2014

Good News! Obama Beats Out Jimmah For Worst President Since WWII

I mean good news if you're Putin or al-Qaeda or Saudi Arabia. Bad news for the rest of us. I get that Obama is a lefty, but it's the giant sucking sound that emanates from the White House that makes it even worse.

Even the lefties are pretty sure he sucks now.

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Congratulations, as you so often point out polls and elections matter, YOU WON AGAIN.

Shoot me now!

By Howie at 10:27 AM | Comments |

June 20, 2014

What a Wonderful Smell You've Discovered


Wonderful: ISIS Celebrates Pro-Return-of-the-Caliphate Tweets by One of the Department of Homeland Security's Main Islamic Advisors

By the way, this "senior fellow" at DHS is a Muslim Brotherhood booster. He called Mohammad Morsi, the now-deposed Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, Egypt's Nelson Mandela.

By Howie at 08:06 AM | Comments |

June 06, 2014

Sandcrawler PSA: Help Stop Twitter Pollution!

Sweet mother of God, first thing in the morning.

PSA: DO NOT click to enlarge,
its pretty large already.

Poor lady. Well, on the bright side, at least she hasn't missed any meals. Obviously she lives in a food desert. (wink wink nod nod)

By Howie at 07:34 AM | Comments |

February 14, 2014

Yes, Most Judges Are this Stupid (And why lawyers make terrible Judges of the Constitution)

The judge who just ruled the Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriage? Yeah, this judge also thinks the Constitution says all men are created equal:

"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. That line opens the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and appears nowhere in the Constitution.
Somewhere Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are rolling over in their graves.

This is also why we can't trust lawyers to know the difference between 'Constitutional' and 'I like it so it must be in the Constitution'. These people aren't taught the Constitution in 'Constitutional Law', instead they are taught what Courts have said about the Constitution.

It's studying the Constitution, once removed. Not studying the object of study itself, instead only studying what others have said about the object.

I'd bet that if you asked a sample of judges in the country if they can name one thing that, say Article VII of the Constitution talks about, that fewer than 10% could do it.

I'd also guess that an even smaller percentage could define 'Constitutionalism' (which is the notion that government can be limited through written charter).

Instead, they are taught 'legal reasoning' -- or how to think like a lawyer. They are then taught case law, which is that 'law' is nothing more than what judges say it is and that it evolves over time. They then apply this 'legal reasoning' and case law methodologies to the Constitution.

But the Constitution can't be read like normal laws nor does normal legal reasoning apply to it. The entire reason for writing down the Constitution was to insure that the will of the people superseded the whims of government. And since judges are government, then deciding what the Constitution means based on what people in government says is very much the opposite of what the Founders intended. It is letting the inmates decide the rules of the asylum.

Don't get me wrong, this is not a diatribe against judicial review. It is a diatribe against judges who are too dumb to realize that normal legal reasoning cannot be applied to the Constitution.

The Constitution trumps normal law because it was 'ordained' (See Preamble and Article VII) by the people. This is at the root of the argument for judicial review -- the sovereign will of the people as established in the Constitution cannot be overridden by agents of the government -- normally state legislatures and Congress. What judges fail to see, though, is that agents of the government included them.

There are three branches of government, not two. Courts are government!

The reason we wrote down the Constitution was to limit what people in government do -- including judges. And because the Constitution is written law that trumps case law, it must be interpreted as written and not as we would have liked it to have been written. It can never 'evolve' because it isn't case law. It cannot mean one thing one day and then something else the next day. There are no 'principles' that trump the actual text of the document. Judges are no more empowered to exercise power not granted to them by the sovereign people than Congress or state legislatures.

This judge needs to be impeached. In fact, all judges that 'find' things in the Constitution that aren't there need to be impeached. If a judge thinks there are Constitutional 'principles' they need to be impeached. If they think the Constitution can 'evolve' they need to be impeached.

If the Constitution empowers the judiciary to check Congress, then it also empowers Congress to check an out of control federal judiciary. Impeach the bastards!

Yeah, I know that ain't going to happen anytime soon. But one can dream, can't they?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:14 PM | Comments |

January 27, 2014

R Legislator Convicted for Assault on Women Still in Statehouse, Media Ignores

Did I say "R"? I meant "D". Which kind of explains why pretty much no one in the media is reporting this, yet they spend literally hours and hours of air time discussing what Republicans say. Because WAR ON WOMEN! or something.

Remember, this guy was actually convicted yet the first time I heard about it was when I got an email from DaTechGuy this morning. The media always frames these things as local aberrations when it's a D so pays it no national attention, but when the same thing happens with an R it's a national story because its indicative of some broader phenomenon.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:56 AM | Comments |

December 26, 2013

Muslim State of Ohio Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery (Le Bump-ed)

The former State Deputy Treasurer of Ohio, exposed on The Jawa Report as a man with deep ties to Islamist extremists and of giving out state contracts to his friends and relatives, has pleaded guilty to bribery charges:

As his wife quietly cried in the federal courtroom, a former high-ranking Ohio official admitted yesterday to a $3.2 million kickback scheme that occurred while he was the state’s deputy treasurer.

Amer Ahmad, 39, now of Chicago, pleaded guilty to bribery and to conspiracy to commit bribery, wire fraud and money laundering, two of the eight counts against him.

That crying wife? She was one of the recipients int he kickback scheme.

Apparently he pleaded guilty to keep his wife out of jail. But wait, there's more:

The most recent was Columbus attorney Mohammed Noure Alo, 35, who pleaded guilty on Friday to wire fraud. As part of a plea agreement, a conspiracy charge against Alo will be dropped.

Ahmad’s troubles might be just beginning.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas W. Squires said an investigation continues into questions about a contract that the state treasurer’s office had during Ahmad’s tenure with State Street Bank in Boston. The bank hired Alo, an immigration lawyer, as its lobbyist shortly before it received $32 million in contracts from the treasurer’s office.

And how did Ahmad know Alo? The two attended a mosque with extremist ties together.

So, watch out for the cornholes guys!

Thanks to Barbarossa.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:45 AM | Comments |

November 19, 2013

Private Organization Forcibly Takes DNA From Random Drivers (update: Private as in George Soros)

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, purporting themselves to be police officers, directed vehicles to pull off a main road into a parking lot, where the drivers were ordered to give DNA samples.

What's most frightening is that so many willingly gave up their Constitutuional rights without even a whimper.

Some drivers along a busy North Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. [...]

Fort Worth police Sgt. Kelly Peel said he could not immediately locate any record of Fort Worth officers being involved in the roadblock but said he was still checking Monday evening.

A spokesman for nearby Haltom City police said his department was not involved.

NBC DFW confirmed that the survey was done by a government contractor, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which is based in Calverton, Md.

PIRE is a privately funded nonprofit organization that researches alcohol and drug issues.

Update by Howie: Behind PIRE is the Dark Lord George Soros.

P.S. He also wants your guns.

By DMartyr at 04:15 PM | Comments |

November 04, 2013

How To Hack Helthcare.gov Without Really Trying

Just sign up, they'll do the rest for you.

Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state.

“I was in complete shock,” said Hadley, who contacted Heritage after becoming alarmed at the breach of privacy.

After learning of the privacy breach, Dougall spent Friday evening trying to contact representatives from HealthCare.gov to no avail; he spent an hour waiting on the telephone and an online chat session was unhelpful. He also wrote to Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tim Scott (R-SC), along with Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC).

“I want my personal information off of that website,” Dougall said.

Too late Mr. Dougall, the site clearly states in the comments section (available under view source on your browser) that the government now owns your personal information and they are free to do with it as they please and if they send it to say someone else, you can't sue them for doing their job because they are the government.

See how this works, its similar to Sodomy, you're um, yeah that.

By Howie at 01:51 PM | Comments |

Bob Schieffer The Destroyer

That's right, Bob Schieffer, liberal journalist, host of Face the Nation and gum shoe reporter who was discovered in Dallas after the Kennedy murder.

He's destroying ObamaCare single handed! By doing his job.

That's the problem with today's journalism, there are still a few actual journalists.

By Howie at 12:28 PM | Comments |

October 29, 2013

Time to Push Balanced Budget Amendment Again?

I think so, yes. So does this guy, who believes in it so much he's walking across America in hopes of raising the profile of the Amendment.

You can sign the petition for a balanced budget amendment here.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:35 AM | Comments |

October 23, 2013

Burka Burka Mohammad Jihad

Hat Tip: Pat.

By Howie at 08:25 AM | Comments |

September 17, 2013

Good News! Obama Waves Ban on Arming Terrorists for Syrian Rebels

Washington Examiner:

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.

The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."

Those two sections prohibit sending weaponry to countries described in section 40(d): "The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism," Congress stated in the Arms Control Export Act.

Well al-Qaeda is not a state... yet. But helping them acquire a state somehow apparently became in our national interest.

Filed under Domestic Masochism.

By Howie at 11:49 AM | Comments |

August 20, 2013

Filthy Filner has .... Supporters?

Typical Bob Filner supporter

You'd think that "Bob Filner supporters" would be the least likely phrase in politics. You'd be wrong:

[San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's] supporters, which include some labor unions and Latinos, claim Filner is being denied due process, and the recall effort is orchestrated by those who oppose his political agenda.
Are Democrats this petty? Why yes, they are.

And notice which elements of the party are supporting Filner. Why don't you take your Amnesty and stuff it down the Filner pipe.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:26 AM | Comments |

August 12, 2013

Must Read: Nidal Hasan More Honest than Obama

You have to read this from Mark Steyn. All of it. But here's the key takeaway:

Hence, the Internet petition. Linking to it from their homepage, my colleagues at National Review Online promoted it with the tag: “Thirteen people lost their lives with dozens of others wounded. And now the man responsible wants to claim it was workplace violence.”

That’s not true — and actually it’s grossly unfair to Major Hasan. He’s admirably upfront about who and what he is — a “Soldier of Allah,” as he put on his business card. On Tuesday, he admitted he was a traitor who had crossed over from “the bad side” (America’s) to “the good side” (Islam’s). He has renounced his U.S. citizenship and its effete protections such as workplace-violence disability leave. He professes loyalty to America’s enemies. He says, “I am the shooter.” He helpfully informs us that that’s his gun. In this week’s one-minute statement, he spoke more honestly and made more sense than Obama, Gates, Casey, the Armed Forces Court of Appeals, two judges, the prosecution and defense lawyers, and mountains of bureaucratic reports and media coverage put together.

Hasn't the argument by the Left whenever any one in the military accidentally stepped on the toe of one of our enemies who then cried torture! something along the lines of we're better then they are, we have to keep the moral high ground.

It was the same argument they used for closing Gitmo. But isn't being honest also a moral value we should hold our military to?

When an avowed traitor and terrorist is more honest than the Administration and military brass prosecuting him, then haven't we lost the moral high ground? Why isn't the Left complaining about that?

It's simple. It was never about the moral high ground to the Left. It was always about hating America. Nothing more, nothing less.

Oh, they say they love America. And they may believe it. But it's the kind of love an abusive husband has for his wife: if only she'd lose a few pounds, then everything would be ok between us.

Yeah, he really "loves" that fat ugly bitch. Those are love marks around her neck.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:51 AM | Comments |

August 10, 2013

Tom Friedman: Farmers Are Kinda Like al Qaeda

Thomas Friedman
(Photo courtesy NY Times)

Is Thomas Friedman the dumbest columnist in America? Short answer: yes. Long answer: hell yes:

Our film crew came to look at the connection between the drought in Kansas and the rise in global food prices that helped to fuel the Arab uprisings. But I stumbled upon another powerful environmental insight here: the parallel between how fossil fuels are being used to power monoculture farms in the Middle West and how fossil fuels are being used to power wars to create monoculture societies in the Middle East. And why both are really unhealthy for their commons.
He goes on to draw some sort of allegorical connection between Western "monoagriculture" and radicals Islamists who want a "monoculture":
What is going on in the Arab world today is a relentless push, also funded by fossil fuels, for more monocultures. It’s Al Qaeda trying to “purify” the Arabian Peninsula. It’s Shiites and Sunnis, funded by oil money, trying to purge each other in Iraq and Syria
Corn farmers are like al Qaeda. Soybean farmers the Taliban. And moisture farmers -- the ultimate in monoagriculture? Well, I guess they're Hezbollah.

But seriously, this guy is a noted "intellectual" on the Left. So, you'd think he would have read Adam Smith.

"Monoagriculture" is just what Adam Smith called "task specialization". When one person -- or one nation -- does one job he tends to do it very well and the thing he produces tends to be much, much cheaper. This isn't advanced economic theory, and it's something that all schools of economics agree upon -- even neo-Keynsians, like Friedman's idol Paul Krugman.

Forget Adam Smith. Even Karl Mark understood this.

You know what we call farmers who aren't engaged in "monoagriculture"? Subsistence farmers. And the occasional hippie.

The defining characteristic of which is this: they are dirt poor.

What Tom Friedman says about monoagricutlure uses more fossil fuels and water than it's alternative is true. Those things do cost more. But what he doesn't tell you is that the substitute for these things is labor.

So, you don't want to use a modern tractor or harvester? Try picking corn by hand or reaping wheat with a scythe. Sure, less greenhouse gasses emitted. Sure, there's less of a chance for catastrophic failure of a crop.

But it's also way more expensive! So, too, when farmers aren't allowed to specialize. Food becomes more expensive. There's a reason farmers in Idaho tend to focus on potatoes and farmers in Mississippi on soybeans. This isn't rocket science, and it's not advanced economics.

If rocketing food prices helped cause the Arab Spring and its consequent unrest in the Middle East, as Friedman argues, then let's see what the price of basic staples like corn or potatoes will be when farmers are forced to "diversify". Which is just another way of saying "planting less of it in lieu of something else". It's more expensive that way.

And then to draw some sort of comparison between that and ... al Qaeda? Because .... diversity!

I'm surprised he didn't try to work in Trayvon Martin into the argument. Because of diversity!

Which once again goes to show that stupid ain't just a river in Egypt.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:05 PM | Comments |

August 08, 2013

Good Old Boys at KYEM Only Wasted 5.6 Million of Your Tax Dollars

KYEM that's the Kentucky Department of Emergency Management. They spent your money on such things as alcohol and Elvis impersonators. Then falsified receipts to make it appear they were legitimate expenses.

When the state auditor tried to Audit the books, the director Gen. John W. Heltzel threatened employees not the talk to the auditor, lest he would retaliate against them at work.

Lex 18:

An examination of the state agency that coordinates disaster relief turned up massive misspending and abuses of public trust, including $103,000 in taxpayer money spent on liquor, food and entertainment at an annual gala.

Edelen released the findings of the audit Tuesday at a news conference in Frankfort. He reported $2.3 million in questionable spending from the agency, which handles hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grant money meant for disaster stricken communities.

"The report paints a picture of agency leadership that does not believe the rules apply to it," Edelen said in a news release. "The findings raise concerns about waste and abuse that may have gone undetected and jeopardize federal funding meant to prepare the Commonwealth for emergencies."


Along with alleged misspending and poor accounting, auditors accused KYEM officials of intimidating employees to keep them from coming forward with allegations of abuse.

"As auditors were wrapping up the exam, KYEM employees informed them that the director had openly threatened retaliation upon learning who talked to the auditor's staff," the office said in its findings.

The auditors also found instances in which documents were apparently altered to cover up misspending.

The full audit report is here.

All the parties involved were appointed by Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.

Mistakes may have been made," the agency replied, but "no illegal, immoral or unethical actions have been initiated or condoned by the division leadership."

Edelen brushed aside that defense during his news conference.

"There is no such thing as accidentally altering documents," Edelen said. "They are literally caught red-handed here."

I mean what you expect General Heltzel to buy his own lunch on only 80k per year plus his salary as a general in the national guard? Don't you know times are hard?

A friend of Jawa who knows General Heltzel and actually did serve his country describes him to me as, "An arrogant POS".

Update: Good old boy now has a lot more time for fishing.

By Howie at 09:18 AM | Comments |

August 05, 2013

Where's Rusty?

He'd like to thank The Almighty there is no such thing as smell-o-vision.

Here’s a full-blown look at Sydney Leathers, the Bible Belt sext kitten "poked" by mayoral horndog Anthony Weiner.

Leathers got down and dirty for Vivid Entertainment, showing online porn fans what Weiner had in mind as he blew his bid for political redemption.

And also he wants his $79.95 back.

By Howie at 10:15 AM | Comments |

July 19, 2013

Goose That Laid Golden Egg Flatlines


Detroit, the cradle of America’s automobile industry and once the nation’s fourth-most-populous city, filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, the largest American city ever to take such a course.

By Howie at 08:20 AM | Comments |

July 18, 2013

Reuters Still Promoting "White Hispanic" Thing

You know, as the first White African American in the Oval Office, I'd expect President Obama to speak out on this:

Zimmerman, a white Hispanic man, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter on Saturday after a racially charged trial that has triggered demonstrations across the country.
This reminds me of a scene from King of the Hill that I always thought was funny. I tried to find a video clip, but couldn't.

It was a quip from Khan (a Laotian) about Tiger Woods being the first Asian PGA star.

You ever hear anyone call Tiger Woods a "Black Asian"?

Thanks to Matt.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:35 PM | Comments |

July 15, 2013

What do People Who Want to Kill George Zimmerman Look Like?

Why, exactly like this ....


You'll notice that Kiara Hatcher, who apparently wants to kill George Zimmerman, works for HGA Support Services. I don't know about you, but I don't think I'd want someone like that taking care of my loved one.

Also, if you're stupid enough to join a "Kill Zimmerman" community using your real name, then you probably aren't smart enough to do anything more than work at WalMart anyway.

H/T: Some Dude

Update by Vinnie. This page has been reported by many people. This is the response:

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:16 PM | Comments |

July 12, 2013

New UC President Promises to Make Campuses More Diverse Using "Big Brother" Treatment

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DHS Secretary Janet Napalitano will be the new President of the University of California system. One can only hope that in addition to monitoring faculty email accounts, that she'll use the taser on all those smelly hippies at Berkeley.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:43 AM | Comments |

July 03, 2013

Facebook Group Promotes "RIOT for Trayvon"

Don't accuse them of not giving the police fair warning .....

"They don't think we will tear this mutha fucka up! LIKE IF YOU READY TO RIDE! LET'S FLEX OUR MUSCLE! WHAT, YOU SCARED?"

And another of their posts:


This would be the same Facebook that closed my account, claiming that I had violated their TOS. And since the guy who tipped me about the account also sent me proof that he already has complained to Facebook about the Trayvon Riot organizers, then every minute this group is still on Facebook is a minute that Facebook is complicit.

UPDATE: It looks like the Facebook page is down.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:02 PM | Comments |

State Dept Spent $630,000 on Sock Puppets

The real problem here is that the sock puppets are the best people we have in the State Department.

deptofsockpuppets.JPGJoe Miller:

State Department officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes,” prompting employees to complain to a government watchdog that the bureau was “buying fans” in social media, the agency’s inspector general says.

The department’s Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its “likes” count between 2011 and March 2013.

Wow just think how many Priuseses they could have bought with that. Or security guards even.

By Howie at 07:42 AM | Comments |

June 19, 2013

Outrage! Bloomberg's Shadowy Liberal Group Mayors Against Guns Mourns Tamerlan Tsarnaev Death

Daily Caller:

During the rally, supporters of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns read the names of those “killed with guns” since the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings — and Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name was memorialized among the names of the dead. (Tsarnaev, of course, was killed in a police shootout.)

“Some of the loudest shouts came when a reader spoke the name of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who was killed by police during a gunfight.

Apology accepted Captain Needa.

By Howie at 10:56 AM | Comments |