Thursday, April 07, 2011

On a Mission of Mercy...

The Lunatic will be unvailable until this weekend, as he is on a Mission of Mercy (details to follow in a post). Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Guess Who's Running for President in 2012? Part III...

Will this woman never go away?

I wonder how she'll finesse this whole Libya thing, what with her fingerprints being all over it. Then again, Her Husband finessed the whole perjury and obstruction of justice thing with Monica's fingerprints all over his Thing, so who knows? Perhaps being the professional slippery eel is the Family Business?

Hillary Clinton is yet one more shining example of how stupid -- or how disinterested -- the American Voting Public can be. People actually believed her when she said she couldn't produce her Rose Law Firm billing records, only to let the fact that they had been in a cardboard box on the White House dining room table all along, slip by without remark or outrage. They believed her whole 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' nonsense.  Some even bought the crocodile tears in the 2008 election, knowing full well that Hillary was crying not because she had been treated unfairly, but because she was losing that which she had so adamantly believed was her birthright.

Despite the fact that she's as crooked as her husband's always-on-duty Pelvis Bazooka (allegedly), she managed to convince enough of the dingbats in New York state to vote her into the Senate, and they bought the whole "I'm a life-long Yankees fan' routine. Then again, most of the people who did buy that line of crap were either dependent upon Welfare, or brain-damaged libtards, so maybe that's not so surprising.

Hell, they even bought the whole 'Vince Foster committed suicide -- by shooting himself with a .38 that miraculously fires .22's, hiding the gun, and then transporting his own corpse to a Public Park' -- routine. You tell me: are people stupid or uninterested?

A vote for Hillary is simply a vote for Bill Clinton's Third Term.

Granted, in hindsight, we can now safely say that Hillary Clinton winning the Presidency in 2008 was, at the very least, the lesser of three evils -- perhaps even the Best Case Scenario given what we know now -- but not in 2012. Not in 2016. Not ever. It's time Mrs. Clinton left the stage.

She's starting to remind me of a case of herpes: you don't necessarily know where it came from, but you're pretty sure that you're never going to be rid of it.

In other Presidential News, it appears that King Barry I has, officially, thrown his crown into the race. Oh, sorry -- can't say 'race' in re: Obama. I mean, into the competition. What else was he supposed to do? Just quit? That would have been an admission of failure, and if there's one thing we know about His Heinous it's that failure is, indeed, the loneliest orphan in all the world, so far as he's concerned. Everyone else fails, but never Him. When Obama fails it's not because he advocated a bad idea, or chose the wrong policy or priority, it's because he didn't communicate his vision to the village idiots well enough.

Because we're just too stupid to understand his unparalleled brilliance.

That's why the man spent the first 15 months of his Presidency pushing a Health Care law that couldn't even be explained, and which has more landmines buried in it than the Eastern Front. Nancy Pelosi was right "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it", but the more we learn the more we realize just why there was a 'communication gap': it's an absolute piece of crap which is an assault upon American Liberties and Pocketbooks, which was intended to pass ownership of your body to the government and push the private health care and insurance industries right out of business, while enriching the lawyers.

Obama still hasn't figured out how to explain why, if this ObamaCare thing is such a wonderful policy, 1,000 waivers (granted on the grounds of political necessity) have been issued.

Now you think about this: if you're still in the dark about what ObamaCare is supposed to accomplish, how it will be accomplished, how much it will cost, and what it means to you, the Citizen -- 27 months after the entire thing started --  is that just a minor communication issue that will be fixed by several dozen more Presidential Speeches -- with Smaller Words -- or is it an indication that something just plain smells on ice?

That's why we were treated to three years of  George Bush did this-that-and-the-other, except that Bush was (mostly) right, and when The Won adapted wholesale all the Bush policies on War and Terrorism, there was no admission of having been wrong to criticize them in the first place.

(Ed. Note: There is PLENTY to criticize GWB about, believe me, but the War on Terror was not one of them, at least in theory. Where Bush failed was in believing that the Muslim World could be reconciled, democratized and civilized instead of doing what he should have done starting September 12, 2001: kill as many of the bastards in the most hideous ways as he possibly could, caught Usama Bin Hidin', and then left a permanent scar on the collective psyche of the Muslims for centuries to come).

I don't know what, exactly, he's going to run on. I mean, you'd be hard-pressed to find an actual achievement. ObamaCare won't even be in effect come re-election time, and it might not even be in existence as even a distant memory by then, either, if the GOP manages to defund it.. Despite a rising stock market -- and by the way, I'm not so excited about a DOW 12,000, because I happen to know that 12,000 number is no closer to the truth of the real value of goods and services as Obama's pledge to Lower the Rising Seas was (more on this some other time) -- unemployment is still hovering around 10%, and in terms of underemployment, or people who have just given up looking for work, it's probably closer to 20%.

Obama practices the worst sort of crony capitalism -- something that Bush/Cheney were continually  accused of -- and doesn't even try to hide it. When Key Lay called the  White House, he was told to go fly a kite. When Jeff Immelt calls the White House, they call him 'Sir' and offer oral sex. The 'Green Energy Jobs' nonsense is a gigantic boondoggle that simply transferred public money to private investors who will never produce a viable product that the public wants. Ditto for Stimulus: it simply enabled politically-favored businesses and organizations to fatten up while the slop trough could still be filled.

But there were all those great photo-ops. Obama emerging from the surf. Obama playing golf. Obama receiving a Nobel Peace Prize for Being Black. Obama visiting the few unsoiled parts of the Gulf Coast before continuing his interminable summer vacation and filing a lawsuit against BP. I guess those sorts of images will sway some voters (i.e. those who still believe that Obama would pay their bills and fill their gas tanks, the rubes), but where the rubber meets the road, the Great Presidential Candidate Slayer question "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" will be asked, and Obama will have no answer for it, and his machinations in appearing to be answering it will be an all-too-obvious dog-and-pony show.

Of course, not all is hunky-fucking-dory on the other side of the isle, either.

The two men who could solve a good many of the most pressing national problems -- Newt Gingrich (are you running or what?) and Mitt Romney -- will have a hard time getting past the God, Guns, and Gays wing of the Republitard Party in most primaries. Gingrich changes wives and concubines more often than most men change their underwear, and Romney -- as if being a Mormon wasn't already the kiss of death in the South -- has the added, self-inflicted millstone of advocating and implementing a Socialized Medical system hanging around his neck.

Then there's the Tea Party faves, the ever-more-polished-but-ever-less-believable Sarah Palin, and the Thousand Yard Stare of Michelle Bachmann, to contend with. Both are lovely, intelligent ladies who do speak for a sizable segment of the populace, but neither has the oomph necessary to  actually win. They'll most likely play the role of spoiler in the same way that Ross Perot did for GHWB.

Then there's the Rockstar candidate, Donald Trump,a pop-culture icon who can appeal to the broad spectrum of doofuses who swallowed Obama, Clinton, and McCain as capable people. He has three advantages on his side: he's rich enough that he can't be bribed or bought, he's a successful businessman, and he's not a professional politician. These are actually qualities the people want in their leaders, these days.You dismiss him at your own peril.

Let's also not forget that the GOP also has it's own Plain Vanilla Wing of single-issue (anti-Deficit) voters who have vomited up a slew of unproven and unappealing names, Marco Rubio and Tim Pawlenty, being at the very top of the list, and of course, the new perennial Libertarian favorites -- anyone with the surname of ''Paul'.

If you're a GOP prospect your biggest fear is that the 'Establishment' GOP, represented by such stellar personalities as John Beohner and Mitch McConnell, will torpedo and cripple your candidacy before you even leave the gate, what with their blinkered belief that Modern Politics is still about the Art of Compromise and Appearing Reasonable.

It used to be an ironclad rule of electoral politics in America that one had to secure 'The Base' in order to win the Presidency, but it's getting harder and harder to identify just what each party's 'Base' is, these days. (By the way, doesn't 'Al'Qaeda', translated, mean 'The Base'?). Obama is getting pounded from the Left, while stalwart GOP'ers are pounded from the Right and Center. I don't think there's any more 'Base' left, on either side, to nail down.

Whoever wins in 2012 will be the person who succeeds in managing the Center, while keeping just enough of the near-to-center elements of his party in line to scrape out a close electoral win. We'll see if I'm right in the next two years, but the ride is going to be a very bumpy one, indeed.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

I'm a State Assemblyman...and an Idiot...

Pine to be named Official Scent of New York?

I am officially beyond embarrassed now. If it wasn't bad enough to have to live in a state with the worst Congressional representation in all of America, it's especially mortifying to discover that your State and Local officials are, to be polite about it, dumber than dogshit, and wasting the public's time and money sponsoring ridiculous legislation which will have absolutely no impact upon people's lives, and which, somehow, someway, some future legislator will build and embellish upon, until it becomes a monstrosity that eats up tax dollars and destroys liberties.

Don't think I'm just engaging in unhinged hyperbole, either. This is New York, and even a 'Official Scent' law is probably intended to be used as a weapon against the people by our political overlords at some later date. Don't be surprised if five years from now Lemon-scented car air fresheners are outlawed, or anything-Lavender has a heavy tax placed upon it, because Pine is supposed to be the 'Official Scent', mostly because the Pine Scent Industry (is there one?) paid for the Law as a means of eliminating its competition.

Yes, our politicians ARE that stupid and malicious. And greedy.

I didn't vote for Assemblyman Titone -- because he's a democrat, which likely makes him a liar and a thief, and a dope as well, in my book -- but along with Congressman Weiner, he's probably one of the more aptly named politicians in America, today. I most certainly will never consider voting for him in future elections, especially if there were a more-qualified Irish Setter or brain-damaged Parakeet running against him, either of whom would probably be an infinitely better choice. Either would also have a much better work ethic and display far greater intelligence.

UPDATE: Naturally, a stupid legislative idea has spawned a Facebook page.

This is No Joke...

A few days ago, I told you about a man who stripped naked, defecated on his grilfriend's apartment door, and then set clothing, feces and said apartment door on fire in a dispute over a cell phone.

Well, here he is during his Perp Walk.

What do you do about someone who belongs to a self-invented street gang full of invisible people, talks to the spirits of dead rappers, strips naked, defecates when angry, calls himself 'The Devil" and has a flair for arson?

Well, if you're New York State, you let him run loose  to impregnate women and then terrorize them. In the two weeks before Rasheen 'Illuminati' Harrison went on a fecal frolic with fire, he was repeatedly dragged to a local mental hospital for unrelated inasnity...and released. Several times.

We had some fun at his expense the other day, but this isn't funny anymore. We don't pay any attention in this country to mental health issues. We care about Breast Cancer, Prostates, Hair Loss, and Flaccid Boners. Hell, weprobably spend more money each year on vaginal dryness then we do mental health issues. Unless, of course, you count those 'happy pills' your sadist-with-a-diploma-and-notepad hands out like candy because that's actually easier --and more lucrative -- than telling you the truth: you're a rotten, self-absorbed person, with stupid ideas and suspect thought processes who should just grow the fuck up, and stop whining, already.

There ain't no happy pill for Rasheen Harrison, okay? There isn't much hope that anything is ever going to cure his schizophrenia, which means we're talking about having to institutionalize this man for a very, very long time. He can, hopefully, get some kind of treatment (I'm not exactly sure what they can do for schizos, besides drug'em up), and society can be made marginally safer than it was before.

I just wonder why it is that we always have to wait until someone we know is insane -- who talks to his invisible posse, for the love of all that's holy! --undertakes an act of violence before we talk about helping them, and protecting us. Well, I know the answer to that dilemma: money. It's more important to buy votes with taxpayer money than it is to use tax payermoney to improve society, unless there's an opportunity for graft, and then politicians are all for it.

I also wonder just what sort of winner this girlfriend of his must be, if she's having his child? Personally, I'd have a case worker on that kid from the second he's born until the day he talkes the dirt nap. Didn't she see Seed of Chucky?

Where Were These Women When I Was 13?

20-Year-Old Staten Island Woman arrested for Sex with 13 year-old boy.

You'll be happy to know that she was employed as a Day Care worker, and attended one of the finest Catholic School on the island, and was something of a local celebrity as a high-school basektball player.

This is so wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to begin.

But...It's a Religion of Peace, that Respects Women's Rights!

Fourteen-year-old girl lashed to death in Bangladesh. For having been raped.

Fucking barbarians. The...Man...a married man and the victim's cousin, mind you -- a fucking rapist --of course, is only following The Prophet's sterling, pedophile example, and somehow manages to 'escape' (allowed to?) his punishment. And then, after a fatwa and 70 lashes are administered to a little girl, her death, incredibly, gets ruled a suicide.

What passes for a government in Bangladesh assures you that it has a solution to this onerous, time-honored tradition, of course;  a new law. I swear, but governments all over the world are stuffed to the brim with complete idiots who's only talent is for slamming barn doors shut long after the horse has shit and run away. Or for making empty gestures and uttering empty words.

"The government needs to enact a specific law to deal with such perpetrators responsible for extrajudicial penalty in the name of Islam," Kamal told CNN.

They'll never do so, naturally, because if such ever came to pass the inbred-retarded faithful of the Religion of Peace would start planting bombs, beheading folks and making general nuisances of themselves. Better that a14-year old rape victim should commit 'suicide' by having some dingleberry in a black robe reading out a of a sociopath's handbook whip her to death than to risk that. No, we'll just pass a law, that will never be enforced because that will only lead to terrorism, and pat ourselves on the back for being a 'civilized' and 'tolerant' people.

There's a reason why places like Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Morocco and Sudan are inhuman shitholes, you know:

It's because they are full of people who would kill a 14-year old rape/incest victim because their religion says they can...or should. I don't know why we spend blood, limbs, money and cry tears of frustration trying to 'help' these people make the great leap into the Modern World. They obviously don't want to behave like civilized human beings, and at the rates at which they're multiplying they're becoming a threat to decent societies everywhere.

Tell me again, Leftards, how it is that 'all cultures are valid and equal?' How is it again that Islam is a Religion of Peace that respects basic human rights? Every self-described feminist who refuses to speak up about the barbarous treatment of their sisters in Muslim countries is, objectively, responsible for this girl's death. Sorry, but the feminazis are unavailable to help 14-year old rape victims because they're too busy suing Wal-Mart in the Supreme Court, and trying to get Planned Parenthood's funding back right now. Besides, don't you know that the men over there will kill you for daring to question their paternalistic hegemony?

Priorities, and all that.

Feminists only speak out about injustices from the safety and comfort of societies where injustices are least likely to occur. And then they demand to be taken seriously. Otherwise, they withhold sex. Which is rich, because it is precisely because of their actions and ideology that sex without consequence or attachment has become akin to dogshit: it's everywhere, and you often have to make a deliberate effort to avoid stepping in it. Assholes.

Tell me: why is it that we're trying to keep Libyan Al'Qaeda alive in the name of preventing 'genocide', to bring 'democracy' to Iraq and Afghanistan, or bring 'international presure' to bear against Iran, again? To save diseased cultures that flog 14-year-old rape victims to death?

Sounds to me like we should be making an effort to kill them, or to let them go ahead and kill each other.

I'll Bet They Saved a Polar Bear,Though...

French Vegans on trial; Child fed only on breast milk dies of malnutrition.

Some people are just too stupid to be parents. Then again, some people are just too stupid to be government officials. I submit:

"While anxious not to call into question the couple's lifestyle, Anne-Laure Sandretto, the deputy prosecutor, admitted: "The problem with a vitamin B12 deficiency could be linked to the mother's eating habits."

Right, because we should never question or investigate 'lifestyles' that lead to dead infants. That would be, like, all, oppressive, and junk. That vegan lifestyle choice and a dead baby are, like, totally unconnected.

Of course, we also shouldn't call into question the state of mind of two people who seem obsessed with cabbage and clay, even going as far as to use both as medicine, because then we might have to label them as stark, raving lunatics, and have to take their children away and perhaps lock them up in a place with rubber sheets...on the walls. That might ruin their self-esteem,and cost money that could be better spent on making certain the elderly, or prison inmates, have free Viagra and government maid service.

And this is the country that led President Odingbat into a kinetic-military-action-of-choice in Libya?

Here's why I don't understand the legal system, even though this is France you would assume the systems are somewhat similar to ours in the basics:

"Patrick Quenel, lawyer for the father, whose business has gone into liquidation, said the couple were "completely aware of the mistakes they made".

Isn't that tantamount to a confession? A recognition of responsibility or rather, irresponsibility? If so, then why is there a trial which appears as if it's entering it's third year? Oh, and nice touch with that 'business in liquidation' bullshit, councillor -- like that's going to gin up any sympathy when the jury gets shown photos of a malnourished, dead baby?

Some people shouldn't be allowed to be parents. Perhaps one day we'll develop some sort of test administered at at birth that warns us about just who the irresponsible, the stupid, the cruel, the monstrous and the insane are, and then we can spay or neuter 'em before they breed. One can only hope.

OMG,I just sounded like a Progressive Libtard there for a second! That was, in fact, the driving force behind abortion-on-demand and the Lynchburg Experiments!

Your ObamaCare Future...

Four postponements. Institutionalization. Poor nutrition, and despite government-provided dental care, a set of teeth one would be embarrassed to show in public on anything but a nag horse. Oh, and a dead person who maybe shouldn't be dead. Great healthcare system they've got there in Britain.

You just have to love the following typically-libtard-ed quote. I can imagine it being delivered with that famous British stoicism and stiff upper lip:

'We were given the very sad news and as word spread it threw a pall over the civic dinner. Margaret was much loved and respected in this town.'

Yep, don't you just hate it when your Civic Dinners have a pall cast over them? Rather takes away from one's enjoyment of the Stilton and Port.

Now, I'm not saying this woman would have lived had she been given the advantages of the American system, or at least, what's left of it. But you have to wonder why it is that a presumably-vital surgery can be postponed four times, why there is no inquest, and why the family of this poor woman is left to wonder "what if...", or worse, left wondering "Why?" and apparently getting no answers from officialdom.

Could this happen in America? Sure it could. Would it be commonplace, though? Hell no. Why? Because six seconds after this woman expired, ther would be a battalion of lawyers talking lawsuit, a local TV or newspaper reporter looking to make his/her bones on the story, and a grandstanding politician or two to pollute the airwaves with inane nonsense that would still have the effect of at least getting someone in that hospital to take a look at their methods and procedures to ensure that everything was done to the best of everyone's ability.

It's called a 'Free Market', and even though the involvement of a reporter, a politico and an ambulance chaser would, at first blush, seem to have nothing at all to do with whether or not a woman gets an operation, they, in fact, DO. They are part of the auxiliary to the System which keeps healthcare providers honest, and even if they would have failed to keep this particular woman alive, their actions would have had the effect of ensuring better care for those who come after her in similar circumstance. Free Markets are about more than just the transfer of money from one hand to another. Read some Adam Smith and Freidrich Hayek if you don't believe me.

Personally, I hate (in ascending order of repugnance) reporters, politicians and lawyers, but even a study of basic biology will reveal that parasites can often serve a useful function, without even knowing it.

Because the National Health System in Britain is government-run, it cannot be sued when someone fucks up, and requests -- even from bereaved family members -- for information can be problematic if not damned-near impossible endeavors. The System investigates and audits itself, which is to say that the government investigates and audits itself, and so there is little motivation to be honest about costs, results, statistics, goals or conditions. The bureaucrats who run the System have no interest in letting anyone knows how it operates, because if the general public did know the truth, these assholes would have to find other jobs, and let's face it; no one pays as well and expects as little as The Government (any government) does.

This is what's headed your way, whether it's Canada's infamous 10-month waiting list for the Maternity Ward, or Britain's onerous "We've only budgeted for 1,000,000 emergency appendectomies this year. Unfortunately, you're Number 1,000,002, please come back on January 1" standard, or Holland's "Why should we fix your leaky heart valve? You're 84, for Chrissakes! Have you thought about Euthanasia and medical marijuana?" routine.

It sounds like (and I have no evidence to back this up whatsoever) they shuffled this woman from one ward to another over a series of weeks or months, while some nameless, faceless bureaucrats, actuaries and accountants discussed whether or not it was a worthwhile investment to save her life.

So much for being loved and respected in the community.

The sooner ObamaCare is defunded the safer -- and healthier -- we'll all be. We'll at least have the choice about whether we have a surgery or not.