March 29, 2012

The Politics Of Murder

The parents of two 25 year old British tourists murdered last year in Florida have expressed their opinion of the murderer and their appreciation on how the President of the United States conveyed his heartfelt regrets over over the loss of their loved ones at the hands of an insensate, cold-blooded killer.

Only kidding. Obugger hasn't said diddly squat to these poor people.

From a UK source (of course) the Telegraph:
Parents of murdered British students criticise Barack Obama
The parents of two British students murdered in Florida have criticised President Barack Obama for his lack of compassion over their son's deaths.

His failure to respond to three letters sent to the White House was because there was no "political value" and not worthy of a few minutes of his time.

They spoke out as teenager Shawn Tyson began a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of James Cooper and James Kouzaris last April.

The 17 year old, who shot the men as they begged for their lives, will die in prison.

His conviction of first degree murder carries an mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole.

The powerfully built teen even looked bored as emotional DVD presentations about the dead men prepared by their grieving parents were shown in court.

March 28, 2012

Where's Sharpton?? Where's Obama??

This slack-eyed miscreant was just sentenced to life imprisonment for gunning down two British tourists in Sarasota, FL, last year.

From the UK Daily Mail:
A sneering teenager, nicknamed 'Savage', was today found guilty in the shooting deaths of two British tourists after days of damning evidence.

Shawn Tyson, 17, was charged with two counts of first degree murder for killing James Cooper and James Kouzaris in April 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison.

The teen murdered the holidaymakers after he tried robbing the young men only to find that they did not have any cash on them.
The young men begged for their lives.

This got quite a few mentions in the UK press, but here in the US ... not so much. Hardly anything.

James Cooper and James Kouzaris

March 27, 2012

Laying Bare Obamacare

Keep Moving. Nothing to see here folks, just me and my dog.

Thus endeth the second day of arguments in the US Supreme Court hearings regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act, AKA Obamacare.

From the UK Daily Mail:
It is a tad unfortunate that just days after the White House embraced the term "Obamacare" - previously regarded on the Left as a pejorative label - a majority of the nine Supreme Court justices have given strong indications they will rule it unconstitutional.

Even more ironic is that the justices, or five of them at least, look like they might force President Barack Obama back to the drawing board partly on the basis of the argument one Senator Obama made against then Senator Hillary Clinton in 2008.

At issue today was the so-called 'individual mandate" - the federal government's act of compelling Americans to buy health insurance. It is the centrepiece of the Affordable Health Care Act - aka Obamacare - which is the signature achievement of Obama's presidency thus far.

But back during the 2008 campaign, Obama argued strenuously against the individual mandate. In a debate in South Carolina, he said: "A mandate means that in some fashion, everybody will be forced to buy health insurance. ... But I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they can't afford it. And that's why my plan emphasises lowering costs."

In February 2008, he said that you could no more solve the issue of the uninsured with an individual mandate than you could cure homelessness by ordering people to buy a home:

[...]But the most fundamental problem for the President is that if the heart of Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional then he will be left empty-handed after spending two years and virtually all his political capital on jamming through the bill without a single Republican vote.

In short, it will make him look like a loser - not a quality Americans value in their presidents. And the fact that the Republican nominee will be able to quote Obama's own criticisms of the individual mandate against him will be the icing on the cake.

March 26, 2012

Carne Bruciata

Does this cartoon make my ass look racist?

H/T to Darth Bacon

Along the same lines, when a gay student, Matthew Shepard, was murdered in Wyoming in 1998, the media went berserk and laws were passed to make sure that no one would ever again think that killing a straight person was just as bad as killing a queer. No, no, no - there's murder and then there's outrage.
In 2009, his mother Judy Shepard authored a book The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed. On October 22, 2009, the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (Matthew Shepard Act for short), and on October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law.
However, just a year later in 1999, two homosexuals sodomize and murder a teenaged boy in Arkansas .... *chirp* ... nothing, nada from the media.
Not A Hate Crime
By Joseph Farah /
His parents thought he was working as a hair stylist on weekends. But when Prairie Grove, Ark., police responded to a 911 emergency call at 5 a.m. Sept. 26, they found 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising on the floor, unconscious, near death, one of his wrists bound with duct tape. A half-hour later, he was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital in Roger. A police investigation determined young Jesse was repeatedly raped over a period of hours, including with foreign objects. While enduring this ordeal, his ankles, knees and wrists were bound in duct tape and he was gagged and blindfolded. He was tied to a mattress. He may have been drugged, police say. A sedative called amitryptiline was found in the home of two men -- Joshua Brown, 22, and David Don Carpenter, 38 -- along with Jesse's body.

Just another brutal local crime, you say? Why is Farah recounting a police blotter story from Arkansas? I don't know. Something bothers me about this story. It ought to bother us. It was big news in Northwest Arkansas, but the story of Jesse Dirkhising hasn't made a ripple in the national news. I wonder why? I wonder if it's because the victim is not a part of some politically protected sub-group, a special class deserving of extra government privileges? I wonder if it is because the suspects are, indeed, members of such a group. Remember how the nation stood riveted to the details of a hideous murder that took place in Wyoming when a homosexual was tortured to death? Never mind that the crime had little or nothing to do with the victim's sexual proclivities. Uh-uh. That didn't matter.
Jesse Dirkhising

Both murderers were sentenced to life in prison without parole for Jesse's death.

March 25, 2012

The New Dark Age Approacheth

Psalm 2:1
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Two weeks ago, Union College in Schenectady, NY, received Lord Monckton's "Climate of Freedom" presentation. The environmentalists may never be the same.

From What's Up With That:
THE NEWS that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the university’s environmentalists into a turmoil. The campus environmentalists set up a Facebook page announcing a counter-meeting of their own immediately following Monckton’s lecture. There is no debate about global warming, they announced. There is a consensus. The science is settled. Their meeting would be addressed by professors and PhDs, the “true” scientists, no less. Sparks, it seemed, were gonna fly.
You have to read this. Monckton takes the environmentalists to the wood shed and spanks the crap out of them. He simply destroys them but does so in a manner that speaks very much to his own intelligence and gentle manner.

Afterwards, Monckton responds to a question from the author, Justin Pulliam; IMHO it is a particularly disturbing reply given all that is transpiring in our culture today..

I asked Lord Monckton what he had thought of the strange conduct of the professor, particularly when he had abused his authority by asking his students to assent to the correctness of a statistical technique that he and they had known to be plainly false.

"We shall lose the West unless we can restore the use of reason to pre-eminence in our institutions of what was once learning. It was the age of reason that built the West and made it prosperous and free. The age of reason gave you your great Constitution of liberty. It is the power of reason, the second of the three great powers of the soul in Christian theology, that marks our species out from the rest of the visible creation, and makes us closest to the image and likeness of our Creator. I cannot stand by and let the forces of darkness drive us unprotesting into a new Dark Age."  ~ Lord Monckton

The three Powers of the Soul are Memory, Intellect and Will.