Saturday, August 30, 2008

Running Blade Runner on Windows Vista

UPDATE 12/17/2019: Out of nowhere, (Good Old Games) has released a version compatible with modern OSes (Win 7, 8, 10, MacOS, Linux!) and DRM-free for only a Hamilton (that's $10 USD) in case you want to not muck around with the OG discs. Now you can play the 1997 game of the movie set in 2019 in 2019 and beyond. (Spoiler: Reality ain't nothing like the movie. No Off-World colonies. No hot sexmurderbots. On the plus sign, the ecology is fine and we have plenty of sunshine.)
This post is to help people trying to play the classic Westwood adventure game Blade Runner. I never played it that far along despite having bought it a decade ago because at the time it required a whopping TWO MB of video memory and my computer only had 1MB of VRAM. By the time I'd gotten a better computer, I'd gotten into first-person shooters and I wasn't able to get my head around gameplay.

When I got my latest laptop (Dell XPS 1530 w/8600M GT 256MB video) with Vista, I dug out some of the old games that I hadn't played that would work on a laptop. (I prefer sitting up while doing shooters. I can lay back with RTS and other genres on the laptop.) When I tried to run Blade Runner, it'd start, but the screen was totally scrambled as if scan lines were being offset. The rendered backgrounds looked fine, but the characters were unseen and the game was unplayable.

I searched all over and all I could find was the same lists of Vista-compatibility copied-and-pasted and they all said it worked. Uh-huh, yeah, right. Well, it turns out it DOES work, but it requires this one step a commenter posted to a blog:
you may have to press the windows keyboard button during bladerunner mid game if the screen is a mess when starting up, then clicking on the game shown on taskbar
BAM!!! It worked and doesn't even require any of the compatibility mode settings to be toggled on. Start the game; if it's scrambled, press the Windows key; click on the Blade Runner taskbar icon which will switch you back into the game and it should be working; PROFIT!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Grumpy Old Man/Gun-Toting Mama '08!

John McCain has reportedly selected Alaska guv'ner Sarah Palin as his veep. Reaction across the Blogosphere is very positive, but I, like most, don't know much about her, so I can't reasonably opine as to her merits at the moment. However, this is part of Yuval Levin's post on the announcement:

The positives, though, are exceptionally great. She will connect tremendously well with middle class parents, at a gut level and not only a rhetorical level. Undecided women are likely to find her very appealing. Her personal story—an athlete as well as a beauty queen contestant in her youth, deeply religious but not overbearing about it, a hunter and former professional fisher(wo)man—is interesting and impressive. Her family story—from marrying her high school sweetheart the snowmobile racer to the son about to deploy to Iraq, to the wonderful way she has welcomed her Down Syndrome son—is lovely and inspiring. And on the issues, she’s the kind of conservative the country tends like best. Her unabashed but non-confrontational pro-life views will contrast in the most dramatic possible way with Obama and be nicely illustrated by her own life; she opposes gay marriage but is otherwise friendly to gay rights; she’s an ethics reformer and anti-pork fanatic (she killed the “bridge to nowhere”); great on energy, and something of a conservative reformer in general, though she hasn’t said much to my knowledge about health care and taxes—which I suppose makes her a good vehicle for McCain’s positions on those. And while you won't hear it much from the Democrats or the press, there's the historic female vice president element too
McCain needed a game-changing pick - the Treason Media was hoping he'd go for Lieberman because it would destroy any hope of winning - and this is exactly that. She's MORE conservative than the top of the ticket; she lives her life the way many voters do; and when the liberals tear into her for not toeing the orthodox liberal line, it will reveal to many women who just float to the Left side because of the meme that "the Stupid Party hates women and just wants them as brood mares" that liberalism is a sexist ideology on top of being racist and all the other -ists they project upon the Right and smear them as being. The militant pro-abortion women will hate her for having a child that they'd offer as a prime case for termination, but who cares? A woman with a Down's baby vs. a guy (Obama) who doesn't believe abortion survivors should receive medical treatment? I'll watch that brawl.

FIVE MINUTE LATER UPDATE: How predictable is the Treason Media and their agenda? ABC has this single line on their front page:
Staunchly against abortion rights, Palin satisfies McCain's conservative base.
Not "pro-life", but "anti-woman and thus perfect for those caveman RePIGlicans". Abortion is the sacrament of liberalism. Every live birth makes them sad. Let them run on that and see what it gets them.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sermon on the Mile-High Stadium Time!

Live-blogging and updating as needed...

• I see on the Corner, I've missed plenty of demagoguery and America-bashing from Al Gore and others. Somehow, I feel better already.

• They are having a parade of Joe and Jane Six-Packs telling tales of woe and misery and proclaiming their allegiance to the Obamessiah because they feel he will give them all the goodies they want. I guess they didn't read the NY Times report that the GDP grew 3.3% in the past quarter meaning the total length of this mythical recession that the Treason Media and Dems are shrieking about remains at ZERO QUARTERS!!!

Yes, gas is expensive, but it's f*cking perverse that the Dems, who have presided over the DOUBLING of gas prices since they took over Congress and refuse to allow this country to tap its own resources, are able to blithely blame it all on Dubya. If you had your own pack of fellow travelers in the Treason Media giving you credit for anything good and shifting blame for everything bad regardless of whether you deserved kudos or a slap, wouldn't you?

They last guy talking was named Barney Smith and he was tapped for one reason, so he could give this clever (if manure-laden) line, "We need a President that cares more for Barney Smith than Smith-Barney!" Hardy-har-har. The PBS news crew just fawned and applauded as much as you'd expect the unbiased news media to. (*cough*)

• They interviewed some rep from the West Virginia delegation and all he could do was regurgitate the refrigerator magnet slogans that I've grown bored silly with over the past two years - "We can't afford more of the same." "We need change." "Barack Obama is much better than 'Cats', I'd see he again and again." I think I'll fall over if I were to hear something resembling a non-programmed reply from these people. It's a cult. "Gabba gabba, one of us." Pinheads.

• The President-Elect for the NAACP is being interviewed and he's whiter than I am! WTF?!?

• Dick "Turban" Durbin - who has never apologized for his slander of American soldiers (that mealy-mouthed, "sorry if you misunderstood" thing doesn't count) - is introing the Leni Riefenstahl film intro for the Obamessiah. To hear him tell it, Barry is as poor as the schlubs they've been trotting out for exploitation purposes. Why don't those poor schlubs just get their felon pals to give them a million-dollar house? Oh, that's right...Barry is able to funnel taxpayer dollars to his cronies; Barney Smith can't.

• In the film and during the convention, Barack and Michelle O. and everyone kept talking about His funny name. I haven't heard McCain or anyone mention His name, yet He has been whining about how "they're gonna try and scare you...say he's got a funny name...did I mention he was black?" Another toxic race lie that easily trips off of liberals' forked tongues.

• The Obamessiah has arrived to give us his blessings!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! Good thing it didn't rain, but he can control such things, can't he? The text of what he'll be saying is up now.

• I wonder if Steve Jobs is jealous of this interloper and his cult of chanting sheeple? OTOH, will people line up for days before Election Day like they would an iPhone?

• He said, More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay, and tuition that's beyond your reach.

People spent like idiots, lived on credit cards, bought more than they could afford in a housing bubble economy and when the reality check came due, they're supposed to rush into the arms of fascism and beg for succor rather than grow a pair, be a man, take the hit, and not be a moron in the future? Barry know the weak American sheeple well.

• So far, I don't see anything loaded into his TelePrompter mentioning his stormtroopers are already mobilized to arrest and bully dissenters into silence. Oh, that's right... BTW, have you ever heard him when he doesn't have his prompter? He says um more than Stutterin' Joe Biden as a boy.

• Be just promised to end "in ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East." How? The same way he did the fish and loaves thing? He is promising things he can't possibly deliver: free everything at no cost to anyone but the Evil Rich People who will supposedly finance it all from their Scrooge McDuck money rooms. Ever hear the story of the Emperor's New Clothes? I feel like the little boy at the end. On crazy pills.

• After a long string of lies and Messianic promises that no sane person would make, he tossed out this howler, "These are the policies I will pursue. And in the weeks ahead, I look forward to debating them with John McCain."

McCain offered to debate Obama all summer in a town hall format and He refused. Why? Because without a Teleprompter, he is revealed to be a stumbling, bumbling naif. Rush Limbaugh had EIGHT MINUTES of Barry going "ummmmm.....ummmmmmm....ahhhhh....ummmmmmm", without repeats, culled from only a 40 minute pressed. 20% of the event was him trying to find words within himself. Dubya is plastered for his inarticulateness; the Obamessiah is protected by his pals in the Treason Media who don't call him out for his dependence on the Magic Word Screen.

• He has spoken. His will be done.

• Barf.

• Someone on the PBS crew - sounded like Mark Shields - was picked up muttering "Smile. Smile!" at the smug, glowering visage of the arrogant Messiah. Why is a supposed journalist trying to will a candidate to lighten up?


UPDATE: The Nightline gang were giddy schoolgirls...and they were all supposedly male. Charlie Rose's gang were more of the same. Read the last three nights coverage, bump it up with some more infatuation, and there ya go.

Power Line didn't think much of it either and here are a couple of their points:

Fireworks! The perfect end to an evening of BS slinging of historic proportions. Barack Obama is a demagogue who will stoop to any lie or distortion; the question is how many people he can fool. On that, the jury is out. The answer will emerge between now and November.

It will take some time to dissect all of the foolishness we heard tonight, but here are a few observations:

Obama is utterly unreliable every time he recites a statistic. Examples could be multiplied endlessly; to take just one, he said tonight that "the average American family saw its income go down $2,000 under George Bush." That is untrue. Here are the real median household income figures from the Census Bureau;

Inflation-adjusted median income during the Bush administration is up, not "down $2,000" since 2001, and it increased again last year.

Of course, Obama has no intention of appealing to the well-informed. Like other Democrats, he feeds on ignorance. Whether a majority of voters are ignorant enough to swallow Obama's whoppers is, as yet, unknown.

One last thought: was there a single sentence in Obama's speech that could not have come from Jimmy Carter?
Nope. Obama is Carter 2.0 - more of the same, but far, far worse.

A Preview of Tonight's Gospel

I'm not going to subject myself to misery of watching all the DNC finale tonight because getting worked up and pounding "THEY'RE LYING, THOSE FASCISTS!!!!" in myriad variations doesn't make me happy as much as sad that it's even necessary to call out their distortions and deceit.

Driving home, the radio news read some snippets of an advance copy of the "Gospel According to Obamessiah" address he will deliver to his subjects in a couple of hours and it's clear that this part is meant to be the money quote:

We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don’t tell me that Democrats won’t defend this country. Don’t tell me that Democrats won’t keep us safe. The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans — Democrats and Republicans – have built, and we are to restore that legacy.
For starters, anyone who is truly patriotic - man or party - doesn't need to scream like a schoolgirl with a skinned knee about how patriotic they are. There must be an armory full of smoking guns out there that they're scared will be turned up before the rubes elect him.

Next, notice that he invokes the names of JFK and FDR - men, make that MEN, who stood up for their country and didn't whimper around reflexively trying to put their country down at the same level as the aggressors until they get word it's polling poorly and have to backtrack. Peter Wehner notes the inaptness of the desired analogy:
The Democratic Party is, in name only, the party of FDR and JFK. But in its philosophy it is, particularly on national security matters, a dramatically different party. JFK, after all, ran on the supposed “missile gap” with the Soviet Union. He spoke about the rights of man coming not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. And it was President Kennedy who famously said “we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

It is revealing that Senator Obama would have to reach back almost five decades to invoke a Democrat on national security issues. But whether he likes it or not, and whether he admits it or not, the modern-day Democratic Party is, on national security issues, the party of McGovern and Carter, Mondale and Dukakis, Clinton and Kerry, Reid and Pelosi. Given that litany of names, perhaps it is understandable why Obama would invoke JFK and FDR.
I wrote last night about how JFK would be called a "neocon warmonger" by today's fascistic Democratic Party - they'd probably prefer if the USA was renamed the "Peoples Republic of Soviet Socialist Amerikan States - and the fact that they are hypocritically evoking past party members who weren't soft and squishy in the face of aggression proves that they know that they have to bamboozle the voters into believing they're the same because to do otherwise would lead to defeat.

A Classy Political Ad

Today is the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and tonight, Lord Obamessiah will be crowning himself Emperor of the World in true Napoleonic style. To mark the occasion, John McCain has cut this ad to run this evening.

Pretty classy and after the slanders at the convention, Obama's gonna look really small bashing the hell out of McCain in his address to his subjects. Will Obama return the kindness? Not with any sincerity, I'd wager.

New Sig Line Time!

I forgot to post my last signature image...

...that I've been using for the past month or so and now it's being replaced with this one:

In a perfect Dirkworld®, there'd be a whole lot more of this and a whole lot less worrying about our nation choosing fascism over freedom just because the current guy is a doof.

Who Says Obama Is Unqualified? Obama Himself!!!

Man, the tape sure comes back to bite you, doesn't it?

Weird Chat Log du Jour

This is a totally unedited log of a chat I had yesterday morning:

[09:32] ChokedTrout: He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision!

[09:32] DirkBelig: And good morning to you, too.
[09:32] DirkBelig: chokedtrout is now known as ChokedTrout.

[09:36] ChokedTrout: what?

[09:36] DirkBelig: You called me

[09:36] ChokedTrout: i did?

[09:36] DirkBelig: Um, yeah
[09:37] DirkBelig: He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision!

[09:37] ChokedTrout: i know i didnt call you a frigelnarf, lol

[09:37] DirkBelig: Well, that's one thing to be thankful for.

[09:38] ChokedTrout: yep...i havent actually called anyone recently
[09:38] ChokedTrout: mostly because i suck
[09:44] ChokedTrout: who is the btw?

[09:45] DirkBelig: The bacon, tomato and water buffalo?

[09:45] ChokedTrout: by the way, lol

[09:45] DirkBelig: BTW isn't a person.

[09:46] ChokedTrout: i am well aware of that
[09:46] ChokedTrout: i meant, who are you?
[09:47] ChokedTrout: ok you even know who i am?

[09:47] DirkBelig: You IMed first; who are you? I'm Dirk. I am the beta and the psi.
[09:47] DirkBelig: You are ChokedTrout. It says so right here.

[09:48] ChokedTrout: i did no such thing. and my SN is not ChokedTrout

[09:48] DirkBelig: That's what it says.
They never followed up and I have no frigging idea what that was about. I'm getting updates when they log in and out, so I guess they're "friends" of mine, but I don't know who it is. I need a better peer group.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Obamessiah Disciples Attack to Silence the Truth!

The Obama campaign is in full panic mode over the fact that his close personal association with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is starting to become public knowledge. They are so jumpy that they inadvertently drew MORE attention to his ties to terrorists by running an ad scolding McCain for running an ad that he wasn't running and tonight have launched a full-scale assault against the reporter exposing the truth. They are scared to death because it's hard to sell a false Messiah who is bosom buddies with people who are proud to have bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and police stations, and sent out a detailed packet of talking points which they ordered their minions to inundate the station with calls and emails.

The author, Stanley Kurtz, was on Chicago's WGN radio tonight and after suffering thru the evening's Nuremberg rallies at the DNC, I tuned in to the webcast and listened to caller after caller demanding that Kurtz be taken off the air for daring to oppose their Lord and Savior. When asked for what he was supposedly lying about, they regurgitated a talking point and demanded that the heretic be silenced. This is the same thing you hear from these disciples when pressed for details: they repeat their programmed shibboleths and act as if that's enough. Ask a conservative to detail what they believe and they'll drown you in details; liberals can only repeat short phrases like, "It was much better than Cats. I'd see it again and again. It was much better than Cats. I'd see it again and again."

The last caller of the show accurately called out the scary attribute of the callers demanding silence: They sounded fascist. In a day where we see the Treason Media's own people arrested for daring to cross the Dems, there are plenty of disciples of the Obamessiah who are willing to do anything to silence dissent. I hope Kurtz has a bodyguard because fanatics like this can easily cross into murderous pathologies.

UPDATE: Just as soon as I posted this, I clicked over to the Corner and saw that Andy McCarthy had been listening too:

The pro-Obama callers on the Milt Rosenberg show are a riot.

In the last few minutes, two called to scald Milt for having Stanley on without having an Obama rep on to give the counterpoint. Milt explains, repeatedly, that he contacted the Obama campaign (he gave the name of the campaign official his producer spoke with) and the campaign — the HQ of which is about a quarter mile from the studio where the show airs — declined to come on. They were offered the opportunity to have someone there with Stanley for the entire two hours, and they said no.

Another pro-Obama woman called and, after accusing Stanley of slander but of course not citing anything he said that was slanderous, stated, "We want it to stop." Milt asked what she wanted stopped, and she replied, "It's just not what we believe as Americans." Milt tried again, asking what she didn't believe. She responded that it was someone saying bad things about Barack Obama and, again, we just want it to stop.

Very compelling.

Earth to Obama supporters: no one is claiming guilt by association — though willful association with an admitted terrorist would be worthy of noting in a presidential candidate. Obama and Bill Ayers had a working relationship. Yet, Obama claimed Ayers was just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and has otherwise minimized the relationship. Aside from the fact that Obama is not telling the truth, which itself is important, the details of the relationship are important. If the press was doing its job, we'd have those details already. Finally, the media's job is being done ... by Stanley. He should be saluted, not smeared. If the Obama campaign has a substantive response, let's hear it. If all they can do is smear a good faith critic, they are strictly bush league ... and it comes as no surprise that their guy thought Bill Ayers was someone worth cultivating.
The woman in the 3rd graf is what I was referring to when I wrote about the mindless parroting of liberals. It's not my imagination.

UPDATE AGAIN! Jeez, I'd just updated when Andy wrote more and more:
More idiocy from Obama callers. They call with their talking points, do not refute a single fact Stanley has written or otherwise publicized, and they ask, "How can you possibly expect the Obama campaign to send someone to be on your show on short notice in the middle of the Democratic Convention?"

Is there a single television or radio news program that you can turn on without being harangued by an Obama adviser, campaign official, strategist, etc., etc.? They can't trip over themselves fast enough to get to a microphone, no matter where or when. They were implored to come on this show, and they declined. Not because it's the middle of the convention — the convention hasn't stopped them from being everyplace else. They didn't want to come on because they don't have an answer, and it's easier for them to have their legions smear Stanley than deal with facts.

Is there anyone in the Obama camp who stands by the candidate's claim that Ayers is just a guy who lives in Obama's neighborhood?

Stanley was grace under fire. Between trying to shout him down and trying to get the Justice Department to intimidate other critics (Michelle Malkin has more, here), the Obama campaign is giving us a frightening glimpse of how unfit they are to wield power.
I was bemused by the protests that the convention was preventing someone from coming on. If that's the case, what the f*ck is going to happen if jihadists nuke Chicago when Obama's staff is at lunch? How can you claim to be ready to lead when you can't provide an answer to the question, "Why are you lying about knowing a terrorist?", in a timely manner. They had time to send out the marching orders and talking points to their Brownshirts, but they couldn't go on the show and rebut the charges?!?

Yeah, right!

The Truth will set this nation free. This is the last thing Obama can afford to happen.


ZOMG! ANOTHER UPDATE! Here's the podcast of the whole mess; check it out for yourself.


YET ANOTHER UPDATE: The Democrats have made reinstituting the ironically-name "Fairness Doctrine", as a means of silencing conservative dissent to their fascist schemes, a top priority. If elected, Emperor Obama and his Kremlin Congress (Kongress?) would shut down opposition media just like they do in the tyrannical dictator states Dems admire. A report from inside the studio of this debacle provides a chilling glimpse of what's to come and the Brownshirts ready to do the Obamessiah's bidding:
Stanley Kurtz's appearance on the Milt Rosenberg radio program in Chicago last night provided an unsettling look into the authoritarian tactics being employed by the Obama campaign to stifle and intimidate its critics.

As I arrived at the downtown Chicago studios a few hours before show time, the phones began ringing off the hook with irate callers demanding Kurtz be axed from the program. It didn't take long to discover that the Obama campaign—which had declined invitations to join the show for its duration to offer rebuttals to Kurtz's points—had sent an "Obama Action Wire" e-mail to its supporters, encouraging them to deluge the station with complaints.

Evidently, much of Obama nation is comprised of obedient and persistent sheep. They jammed all five studio lines for nearly the entire show while firing off dozens of angry emails. Many vowed to kick their grievances up the food chain to station management. After 90 minutes of alleged smear peddling, Milt Rosenberg (a well-respected host whose long-form interview show has aired in Chicago for decades) opened the phone lines, and blind ignorance soon began to crackle across the AM airwaves. The overwhelming message was clear: The interview must be put to an end immediately, and the station management should prevent similar discussions from taking place.

One female caller, when pressed about what precisely she objected to, simply replied, "We just want it to stop!" Another angry caller was asked what "lies" Kurtz had told in any of his reporting on Barack Obama. The thoughtful response? "Everything he said is dishonest." The same caller later refused to get into "specifics." Another gentleman called Kurtz "the most un-American person" he'd ever heard. Several of the callers did not even know Stanley's name, most had obviously never read a sentence of his meticulous research, and more than simply read verbatim from the Obama talking points.

As Rosenberg repeatedly pointed out that Team Obama had been offered the opporunity to take part in the conversation, the agitated masses adopted their argument to suggest it was outrageous to request an interview from the Obama campaign in the thick of the DNC. Delivering the line of the night, Rosenberg countered, "The Obama national headquarters is just down the street from here. They obviously have the time to send out these angry emails, but they can't walk a few blocks to our studios?"

Throughout the open line segments, Rosenberg and Kurtz wore incredulous expressions. The hostile callers were so bereft of any legitimate argument, there was little to do but sit back and marvel at what was going on.

The experience was surreal, amusing, and chilling. In a matter of hours, a major national campaign had called on its legions to bully a radio show out of airing an interview with a legitimate scholar asking legitimate political questions. Coupled with the Obama campaign's recent attempts to sic the DOJ on the creators of a truthful political advertisement —which also happened to feature Obama's relationship with an unrepentant terrorist— last night's call to action represents an emerging pattern. Any criticism of Obama's unknown past is to be immediately denounced as a "smear," and the messenger is to be shut down at all costs.

Team Obama is fast becoming the campaign that cried "smear." They labeled the National Right to Life committee "liars" for providing evidence of some unpleasant facts about their candidate's record on a series of infanticide votes. This tendency to lash out and engage in baseless name-calling not only smacks of desperation; it also may foreshadow an Obama presidency's strategy in handling unfavorable media reports and sources.

If anyone still believes reinstating the fairness doctrine isn't a top priority for the American Left, last night's example offered a stark and alarming wake-up call.
I cut a bit for space, but we're on the same wavelength. Liberals won't care because they support silencing dissent in the name of "free speech."

Night Three of the DNC

Live-blogging and updating as needed...

• I got up from a brief nap - this crap is tiring - and caught the tail-end of the funereal Harry Reid as he yapped something about oil being "an 18th Century solution to a 21st Century problem." Yeah, and cooking over a fire is a Stone Age solution to being hungry at a barbecue, you dope! What of it? Little-known fact: Reid is a Mormon. Bet you didn't know that because the Treason Media doesn't freak out over "weird religions" if the practitioners politics are "correct".

• Now some Iraq vet who is now a Representative justifiably pounded Dubya for letting our veterans suffer in squalor at Walter Reed. Our soldiers deserved far better after Dubya sent them to fight under insane ROEs that made them sitting ducks. However, when he started saying that the pacifist, "can't we talk about this?", Obama would be a strong military leader, my eyes rolled back in my head. While his service to his country is to be thanked, the moment this guy became a Democrat, he turned in his citizenship for political power. Democrats aren't Americans anymore. They put party and power first, last and always.

• Madeline Albright, a shameful failure as Secretary of State who coddled terrorist nations at the behest of her master, Bill Clinton, came out and vomited the usual lies about Team Dubya and lies about what the Obamessiah will do positively for a country he hates so much he can't even hobnob with his Hollyweird pals in.

Ramesh Ponnuru notes on The Corner: "Just to review her own record in the '90s: She opposed the first Gulf War, then complained about the first President Bush's failure to take out Saddam Hussein, and then presided over the weakening of every aspect of our Iraq policy."

• Evan Bayh, who Obama passed over for the Veep slot, is yelling about how we've become more dependent on foreign oil under Team Dubya. Um, Evan, bub, Nancy Pelosi refused to let Congress vote on drilling for oil here in America and 25 minutes ago, Harry Reid said that drilling for oil wasn't the solution. Now if we can't get our own resources here, where the hell are we supposed to get them from? Overseas, like you say is bad?!?!?

He also trotted out the smear that Dubya wasn't a uniter, but a divider. Dubya was a total punk bitch for the Dems over and over, sucking Ted Kennedy's reeking sausage for No Child Left Behind and was rewarded by having the Swimmer accuse him of "concocting the Iraq War in Texas" and outspending even LBJ. He bent over and grabbed his ankles for the Dems over and over and destroyed the Stupid Party in the name of bipartisanship and they still say he was a divider!

BULLF*CKINGSHIT!!!! When Gore lost, the Dems went insane with Bush Derangement Syndrome and have diligently sought to destroy him 24/7 with no thought of the consequences to the country. The Democrats have torn the country apart because they are spoiled juvenile babies who feel that if they can't rule us, then no one else will get a moment's peace until they are given their toy of unlimited fascist power.

• Sen. Jack Reid (Fascist-RI) is now rewriting the history of the Iraq War and promising the appeasement monkeys in the crowd that Obama will surrender and bring our soldiers home in defeat and wasted effort within 16 months. Remember that soldier a few minutes back? If he hadn't gotten out and signed on with these Brownshirts, he may have been over there, waiting to be sacrificed for Obama's pacifist vision of a humbled and weak America. That whirring sound you may be hearing is George Orwell spinning in his grave and the DoubleSpeak/DoubleThink on display here.

• While PBS takes a break to tongue Walter "I lost 49 states to Reagan" Mondale's bunghole, the music playing in the hall is "Chain of Fools". How appropriate.

• The have a guy out now introducing the Big He and he just unleashed a string of monumental lies about Clinton's "accomplishments" including rewriting history to give him credit for the balanced budget that Newt Gingrich's Congress jammed down his throat and - get this - building UP the military. OMFG!!! Clinton dismantled our armed forces because his ilk despises the military. He never evolved past his draft dodger days when he wrote that he "loathed the military". Shameless and Soviet is what the Democratic Party is these days. JFK would be blasted as a neocon warmonger by these people. In today's weird world, JFK would be to the RIGHT of Dubya.

• Jeez, while Bill was able to fake mouthing "I love you" to Hillary, she can't even return the favor. She's sitting there with a stone-faced expression that looks as if Bill had a pair of strippers next to him on the stage.

• I don't feel like expending the effort in calling out each one of Bubba's lies, but suffice to say that they don't call him Slick Willie for nothing. He talks a great game and is blessed by a sycophantic Treason Media who will never contradict his distortions and failures. I wonder how John Edwards feels now, watching a brazen philander hailed as a rock star while he rots persona non grata from his own party?

• In a weird juxtaposition, they have sent out John Francois Kerry out after the Big Dog to remind us why Americans rejected him harder than Paris Hilton dissing a peasant. He's screaming about how the evil Dubya misled the nation into going to war in Iraq. Um, does he remember that he and Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton all voted for the war? Either they got snookered by a guy whom they call a retarded chimp or they're fair-weather opportunistic jackholes. Kerry is screaming about how Obama will keep us safe and used Obama's wimpy response - run to the UN and beg for a stern scolding - to Russia's rape of Georgia as a prime example of his wisdom a as CinC. I guess we'd better get the white flags ready for everyone who wants to take us on. Who would've thought that France would become more militaristic than us?

• John McCain has always been a buddy-buddy with Hillary, Biden, Kerry, and Obama in the Senate and constantly chafed at the prospect of having to run against them - I've always said that McCain would be happiest running again a Republican - so I wonder if he feels the slightest bit betrayed as they are stabbing him repeatedly in the back with Dubya's rib? He cried like a bitch when the Treason Media turned on him; will he break out a bayonet and corner these clowns in the Senate cloak room and growl, "I heard what you said about me, motherf*cker." Probably not. He'll make Joe Lieberman his running mate in the hopes that they'll like him again. Pathetic.

• A woman who was a three-star general is now polishing Obama's phony military bona fides. She says that Obama will stop torture as if McCain is also one of those weak sisters who views getting a jihadist a little damp as the same as what the Vietnamese did to him. She also repeated that he would bring our soldiers home after a speedy surrender. What NONE of these people are saying is that he'd bring them home VICTORIOUS! Victory isn't allowed by the Democrats for their infantilized charges. That this woman server 32 years and doesn't think that it's important to win shows the sickness that liberalism is. She's like a pig who thinks being sold to a meat packing plant is a capital idea if a liberal suggests it. The Dems sought to disenfranchise military votes in 2000 when Al Gore was trying to steal the election and these dupes are now singing the praises of the fascists who would disqualify their votes?!? Unbelievable!!!

• Steven Spielberg has contributed a very slick bit of propaganda exploiting our veterans in the guise of honoring them. Party over country again. Tom Hanks is narrating. Does he realize that his candidate would rather surrender than use our brave soldiers to protect this nation's freedom? Guess not.

Michael Graham on The Corner:

Sending out John Kerry to Defend the Democrat's like sending out Bill Clinton to defend his party's chastity.

John Kerry returned from Vietnam to trash — falsely — his fellow soldiers as murderers, rapists and war criminals. He used that disgraceful performance to launch his career. Then he proceeded to get virtually every major national security issue wrong.

He supported appeasement of the Soviets and opposed the Reagan policies that brought down the Berlin Wall.

He opposed the Reagan Doctrine and thought Communism should be allowed to spread, unchallenged, in Central America.

He opposed SDI, was a roadblock to increased intelligence activity in the '90s and insisted that terrorism was a law-and-order issue even after 9/11.

Now he says nobody has the right to define patriotism. Probably because it's very difficult to find a definition that includes the behavior of John Kerry in the 1970s.

• Gwen Ifill (sp?) is interviewing some military guys who are laughably arguing that Obama has the vision to properly use the military. Why? Because he was against a war that we are now winning and that he would surrender in order to get the "Told ya so!" point?!? The shallowness of Obama's resume was just reinforced by a retired woman who mentioned his years as a "community organizer" as a qualification. He ladled out grant money with his terrorist pal Bill Ayers to racists like Jeremiah Wright - what good came from that?!? These soldiers are talking about leadership and honor while shilling for a Marxist pacifist. Again, formerly honorable soldiers are selling their souls to a party that spits on them and will forget them on the first Wednesday in November. They are expendable; an irony they should appreciate, but obviously can't.

• Joe Biden's kid - the AG, not the corrupt lobbyist, I gather - is introducing his old man for Vice Fuhrer. I'm losing interest in this whole sham and it's hard to eat supper with this crapfest spewing its hate and lies. Ugh.

• If there was a drinking game where you took a shot every time Biden flashes his teeth as if he was a rapper showing off his grill, you'd be dead within 10 minutes.

• Man, how much fertilizer is going to pour out of Biden's noise hole?

• I didn't vote for Dubya in 2004 because of his myriad failings in his first term and especially because he was simply too inarticulate to competently express to the public what was happening in this dangerous world. After four years of feckless mumbling, now the country is on the verge of electing a fascist administration of smooth-talking liars because the public is worn out by the endless browbeating of the Treason Media that Team Dubya was simply incapable of refuting. I've always said "a well-told lie will always beat a badly-told truth." I hate being right. :(

• Hallelujah!!! The Obamessiah is in da heezy!!! Says nothing. Crowd and Treason Media fawn like schoolgirls.

• Charlie Rose's panel of liberals are just spooging over this evening and are yammering over and over about the historic significance of nominating an "African-American" as the Dem standard bearer. As usual, liberal racism is all over this discussion. Obama isn't an African-American unless you count that one parent was African (and abandoned him when he was two, setting up a lifetime of daddy issues) and the other was American. "African-American" is a bogus term that's used instead of the perfectly accurate "black" and breaks down the moment you try to use it to describe people like Usain Bolt (Jamaican) or Thandie Newton (Austrailian).

Liberals are obsessed with color because they are racist in their dark hearts and seek absolution for their bigotry by patronizing minorities and desperately supporting an empty suit like Obama. They believe that if they can get Obama atop the throne, it will wash away their racism and allow them to sleep peacefully. This is why they've set out to make all opposition to this fascist terrorist sympathizer illegitimate because it's based on prejudice. Nothing must prevent their absolution from the Obamessiah. NOTHING! Woe to anyone who speaks heresy against their racial Savior.


A Preview of the Coming Obama Police State?

In addition to the Obamessiah trying to silence political critics, now the stormtroopers of the Denver Police are arresting news producers who dare film Dem fat cats purchasing power.

Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.

Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against the producer, Asa Eslocker, who works with the ABC News investigative unit.

A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from the Brown Palace Hotel.

Eslocker was put in handcuffs and loaded in the back of a police van which headed for a nearby police station.
This has got to put the Treason Media in a odd spot. If they publicize this event, it may reflect badly for their Anointed One, but the alternative is to be suppressed and imprisoned at the whim of a monster they created. Nice.

Schadenfreude: It's not just for breakfast anymore!

Someone already Dugg it, but I added on this comment:
This is a sneak preview of the coming Obama Police State if he gets elected. I wonder how many Diggers who crapped their Underoos when Dubya had people tossed out of his crowds will remain silent when it's *their guy* acting as if he's Fidel Castro.
The Big He speaks tonight and Hillary has reportedly released her delegates to vote for the Obamessiah if they so choose. Big fun coming tonight!

UPDATE: Power Line agrees:
Another instance of the Democrats' effort to suppress inconvenient First Amendment rights occurred in Denver today, when policemen arrested an ABC newsman, Asa Eslocker, whose camera crew, on a public sidewalk, was photographing Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel. If you follow the link above, you can see shocking footage of the ABC reporter being arrested for crossing the Democratic Party.

Will expressing conservative political opinions and taking pictures on a public sidewalk--pictures that are inconvenient for the Democratic Party--result in jail terms when Barack Obama is President? If Obama has his way, the answer appears to be Yes.
I wonder if Obama will say tomorrow to his chanting Nuremberg crowds, "Can we imprison all enemies of the state for their heresies against me, your noble Savior? YES WE CAN!!!"

ANOTHER UPDATE: Red State notes the incident and opines:
In the fevered imaginations of modern American liberals, Republicans (in particular, George W. Bush) have been hard at work these last 8 years silencing dissent, blackholing the press, and shipping everyone who disagrees with them off to Gitmo. Of course, this notion is ludicrous. One need look no farther than the editors and publishers of the New York Times, who today walk the streets as free men (publishing self-laudatory books about their heroic exploits) despite publishing news stories on at least two highly classified Bush administration intelligence-gathering programs.

Over the course of the last two weeks, I hope the media have caught on to a simple, basic fact: no American politician in the last generation has been more willing to utilize intimidation and abuse of the Court system to silence and intimidate his political opponents and critics than Barack Obama. As noted yesterday, Obama and his legal advisor have a long history of threatening his political opponents with jail time for criticizing him based on spurious interpretations of election finance law. Currently, they have not once but twice sought to have the Department of Justice criminally prosecute the producer and financier of the factually accurate ad tying Obama to terrorist Bill Ayers. As noted by one of the commenters to that piece, Obama's entire political career has been littered with foes who mysteriously found themselves either "disqualified" from being on the ballot due to Obama's machinations or discredited and scandalized due to information contained in sealed court documents (e.g., divorce records).

So what do you think, media? How do you fancy the prospects of an Obama Presidency now? It's been a pretty good run for you this last 8 years, the way you've made a cottage industry of exploiting leaks in the Bush administration and shining the harsh glare of truth on the war (until the truth became "we're winning," of course, but I'm not telling you how to do your job)...How do you want to spend the next 8 years? Are you ready to start worrying that if you cover the wrong story, some redneck cigar-smoking (gasp) sherriff is going to handcuff you, throw you in the back of a patrol car, and not even tell you what the charges are?

The evidence is piling up that this would be life in an Obama Presidency. The question is whether you're interested in continuing to help create it.
The irony is that if the Treason Media suddenly develops a conscience and a sense of civic responsibility, they won't be able to blow the whistle on Obama's Gestapo tactics because to speak against the throne is a death sentence and these guys aren't in it to be martyrs, ya dig?

CFE: Mark Warner's Science Smear

THE BACKGROUND: Wired had a brief item about how Twittr users just luuuuuuuuvvvvvvveeeed Mark Warner's specious dig last night that, "Just think about this: In four months, we will have an administration that actually believes in science!"

Following the couple of brave souls dared post facts in the face of the liberal mob there, I tossed in this 1/50th of a dollar which I'm sure will enrage the oh-so-tolerant libs there:

I threw up a little in my mouth when I heard Warner say that because it is such a hoary and unfounded trope, but the liberals so love to regurgitate it into each other's tweeting mouths and swallow it whole.

Just because the Federal government isn't funding research that Josef Mengele would approve of doesn't mean that conservatives don't believe in science. There is nothing preventing PRIVATE RESEARCH on any sort of stem cells the people who wish to play god so choose to experiment with. Did we need a Manhattan Project to come up with Viagara? Exactly.

Liberals believe in science as a religion because their arrogance prevents them from accepting that someone may be above them on the universal org chart. You can't have a world where every man is their own god when there is a God above you, can you?

It's these scientifi-religious extremists who are calling for anyone who doesn't worship their ManBearPig god to be tried for crimes against humanity. They proclaim that "all debate is over" about global warming while REAL scientists are still trying to prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Heretics who dare mention the Medieval Warm Period are thrown into academic dungeons for their sins against the Church of Science.

As for Nancy Pelosi, that idiot was asked repeatedly about natural gas and she responded as if she was unaware that it was a fossil fuel, just like Evil Oil! (Her ignorance of her own religion is even larger.)

Mark Warner had a cheap shot that tickled his fellow travellers. Who cares if it wasn't true and based on smears and lies? As MC 900 Foot Jesus said, "The truth is out of style."

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ladies Night In Nuremberg (aka DNC Nite #2)

Live-blogging and updating as needed:

• Tonight is Hillary Clinton's night at the Obamessiah Coronation and they've got a lineup of shrieking harridans on parade. Are there any less happy, more shrill, angry people than liberal women? (OK, liberal guys are pretty whiny bitches, too, I suppose.) The Governor of Arizona - the one who most voters probably thought was the singer from Concrete Blonde - is on now braying about CHANGE and HOPE and BLAH and WOOF. Yeesh.

• I wonder if they'll mention how feminism has devolved from a quest for equal rights to a militant jihad to protect only one right: the right to murder their babies at any time; up to, including, and even after birth? I've written before about how the hardcore pro-lifers don't seem to understand that forcing women to bear unwanted children is a form of slavery, so stow any knee-jerk impulses to comment that I'm some sort of brute. In some cases, it's an extremely unfortunate decision that has to be made in tough circumstances. However, the inconvenient truth is that it is all-to-often used as post-conceptual birth control to avoid personal inconvenience, especially during swimsuit season.

Nancy Pelosi went on Meet the Press this week and blatantly lied about the doctrines of the Catholic Church, a faith she laughably proclaims herself to be an "ardent, practicing Catholic," and has been righteously smacked down by bishops and cardinals nationwide. Fortunately for her, the Treason Media is diligently not covering the story because they are in goosestep support for this unholy sacrament that is the cornerstone of feminism and fascist liberalism today. Only...wait for it...Fox News has mentioned Pelosi's heresy. There are plenty of pro-death churches - there's an oxymoron for ya! - Pelosi can attend that support her twisted view of God's teachings. The Church should excommunicate her.

• Just to show that it's not just shrill ladies, the male Republican mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska is on now spooging all over the Obamessiah. If he hadn't claimed to be a member of the Stupid Party, he is indistinguishable from the Dems yapping. What a maroon.

• Now the victim's parade continues with an aptly-named woman with the name of Craven who sounds like Forrest Gump and telling a tale of textile plant-closing woe. Does this woman know what happens to businesses under fascist state control? THEY FLEE OVERSEAS!!! Maybe they'll go to the glorious China that Barry O'Bama found so much better than the busted-ass lame country he seeks to rule. That would be some sweet irony, wouldn't it?

• Former Virginia guv'ner Mark Warner is giving the keynote and before he got into the red tofu for the herd, he was boring as heck about something. What perked me up was his barfing of one of the Left's favorite tropes, that Team Dubya "doesn't believe in science." This is code for "Jesus freaks believe in a Sky God and not our 'every man is his own god" religion and thus refuse to play god with aborted fetuses." This is because Dubya banned FEDERAL FUNDING of embryonic stem cell research. Got that? Using taxpayer money to kill embryos for Nazi-worthy experiments. Private research has not been banned, but the Treason Media omits that pesky fact in favor of the myth that Dubya hates Michael J. Fox and wants him to die because Jesus told him to.

We're told that all sorts of miracle cures will come if only we could abort and harvest enough babies. Uh-huh. OK, if there are cures then there are PROFITS to be made by the companies that find them, so why is taxpayer blood money needed to fuel the machine? Hmmmm? The Left believe that nothing good can come without government's intervention, but which branch of Uncle Sam created the iPod, the DVD, the Xbox, the phonograph, etc.? The same goofs who run the Post Office and DMV are going to raise Christopher Reeve from the dead if only they had the funds and fetuses? Yeah, right.

Jonah Goldberg got some mail about Warner:

From a reader:
If Warner could make millions in the cellphone biz w/o a govt. program paid for by taxpayers, why can't the new energy entrepreneurs he's touting do the same w/o some Obamacash taken from the rest of us? Isn't his very STORY a testament NOT to big-gov nannystatism but to independent capitalism that is the root of Republican, not Democrat, politics?
Me: I wondered the same thing. Warner spoke well of how this country let him learn from his mistakes as an entrepreneur. That ain't the Obama way on economics, now is it?
Hey, guys, it pays to enrich your word power.

• Michelle Obama is being interviewed on PBS and she looks like she can't wait for this charade to be over. They've got her in a demure dress and she sounds tranquilized to keep her from breaking into her normal Angela Davis black rage persona. The front page the paper headlined "Michelle Obama tells Democrats 'why I love this country'", which begs the question, "If you really love your country, don't you think people would pick up on that fact and not require a loud, obviously insincere declaration of such?" The tape is out there: She thinks this is a "downright mean" country that she hasn't been proud of and fears will harm her husband. The Treason Media will sweep that down the Memory Hole and call you racist if you ask about it. Move along. Nothing to see here.

• The guv'ner of Massachusetts just scolded the Stupid Party for presiding over the largest expansion of government in ages. This is a valid criticism and high on my list of why I've told the Stupid Party to FOAD. But wasn't the knock on Dubya and the SP from Dems that they weren't spending enough on socialism to suit their desires?!? Which is it? Spending too much or too little?

• Hillary came out and fell on her sword for the Obamessiah. It was hilarious to see Bubba pretend to cry and bite his lip and mouth "I love her" when we know what a faithless asstackler he was and remains to this day. Hillary just barfed up the talking point that we are "borrowing money from the Chinese to buy oil from the Saudis." Um, how about drilling in America for oil, guys? NYET!!!! Socialist health care got name-checked in a torrent of boilerplate bullet points that came so fast that the audience didn't get to applaud her.

At one point, she baldly claimed that a total fascist takeover of all branches of government would bring economic prosperity. "We did it before with President Clinton and the Democrats and we can do it again with President Obama." Nice line, except it's a total lie. When Clinton and the Dems had it all between 1993-1995, the budget was projected to be hundreds of millions of dollars in the red well into the next millennium. Then something happened. Newt Gingrich and the Republicans - the REAL GOP, not the fake losers like Dubya et al who have destroyed the Party in the past decade - came in, forced fiscal discipline on the Big He and the economy boomed. And the Treason Media gave Clinton all the credit and the feckless douchebags in the Stupid Party proceeded to rush to the left in hopes that they would get the wet kiss of approval from the media. Epic fail, bitches!

All in all, Hillary gave a good performance of a pack of lies and encouraged everyone to support a naive radical Marxist who craves infanticide who will usher in the End Times. Thanks, babe.

• If Hillary was the Dem's candidate, I wouldn't be happy, but I wouldn't be terrified for the future of the world. She's a dishonest crook and a radical in her own right, but she's milquetoast compared to the pure evil that is the false Obamessiah.

John Hinderaker at Power Line disagrees:
Hillary Clinton's speech tonight prompted just two thoughts.

First, her ignorance of economics is cosmic. Thank God this woman will never be President.

Second, her speech was a vivid reminder of why she lost. She was intensely annoying. You could just about hear the sound of television sets clicking off all across America. Good night, Hillary.
• Jay Nordlinger on The Corner noticed that the Dems are infantilizing our soldiers:
Do you notice that soldiers in Iraq are being kind of infantilized at this convention? They’re so often referred to as social-welfare cases — people in need of health benefits and so on. Delicate. Fragile. A mother was “worried about her child in Iraq.” Okay, he’s her child, all right. But he’s also a soldier.

The speakers I’ve heard don’t seem to want our soldiers to fight and win. They are simply “children” to be cared for, by Democratic programs.

That statement will probably be judged as harsh and McCarthyite, but I still think it’s true.

The Left, generally speaking, learned a lesson from Vietnam: They now “support our troops.” That has been the constant slogan of the last several years, “Support our troops,” even as the administration is reviled. Fine. But how about “winning the war”? Doesn’t that phrase sound about a thousand years old, and does it not reek with belligerence?
Ramesh Ponnuru concurred:
I agree with Jay. The Democrats have a way of talking about how much they support the troops that treats them as a victim group in need of subsidies, but rarely suggests that they have accomplished anything. Note that Michelle Obama closed her reference to the troops by talking about their need for mental health care when they get home. I'm all for mental health services for people suffering from PTSD. But the overall impression is that what the Democrats stand for is post-defeat therapy.
Nordlinger followed up:
Heard from a reader, who heard a fairly obscure Hollywood figure on the radio a few weeks ago. The man said, “Hollywood loves the troops as victims, not as warriors.” Our reader comments, “God, I love that line.” I know what he means.

I’m also reminded of elite elements of Europe — who liked America when it was down and bleeding, right after 9/11, but liked it much less when it stood up and fought.
Sounds about right. Tell ya what, Europe: When the Islamofascists are ready to slit your Continental throats, don't call. We won't be answering. (Though Obama won't help because he doesn't believe in standing up to fellow fascists.)

UPDATE: Charlie Rose has his usual all-liberal panel who think everything that happened tonight was wonderful and spewing the usual smears and lies about the current woeful Administration. (It drives me nuts that with all the legitimate knocks that can be dealt on Dubya and the Stupid Party, they persist in fabricating slams instead.) Predictably, the talk inevitably turned to the racism chatter; fairly bullying anyone who dares to find his magical brand of fascism unacceptable to put on a sheet. It got so ridiculous that the NY Times hack on the panel had to say, in effect, "yeah, Americans are stupid racists, but they aren't THAT bad racists as you guys are saying." He actually said that a white empty-suited naive radical Marxist who craves infanticide (note: he didn't say those exact words, but that's what he meant) would have problems, too.

How empty is the Left that they can't win without projecting their own racist white guilt upon everyone else? If John Edwards was about to pick up the nomination on Thursday and he had the same beliefs and close associations with racists and terrorists that Obama had - race-reversed of course - then sensible freedom-cherishing patriots would be terrified of the ramifications of his election. By trying to make opposition to their Anointed One an automatic ticket to being smeared as a racist, the Treason Media diminishes the sins of true discrimination in service of a hack political agenda. They so wish to be Pravda, they don't even understand what their wholesale slaughter of the Truth means in the long run. Considering the bratty juvenile mentality of liberals, this is no surprise, but it's still sad to realize it's so prevalent when it's so dangerous.

The Obamessiah Seeks to Smite Free Speech!

Liberals claim that they're for free speech and have been shrieking constantly in the media - see if you can spot the irony here - about how the supposedly "fascist" (yeah, they're projecting) Team Dubya has stolen their rights and they have to give each other Grammys and Oscars and Pulitzers to compensate for their lost freedoms. (Nevermind that they aren't in prison camps like they would be in China, Cuba, North Korea or Venezuela for that lip.)

Of course, when it comes time to dealing with factual criticism, their first instinct is to emulate their fascist totalitarian heroes and use government to silence dissent. To wit the campaign to have this ad taken down:

If you give REAL fascists like Obama et al the power to silence dissent, they will most certainly do so if this is what they attempt to do while still on the outside. I know you liberal readers think that shutting down Fox News and Rush Limbaugh would be just awesome, but what if Dubya was hauling traitors like the editors of the NY Times and WaPo off to Gitmo for some summary execution? Giving government that sort of power only works if *YOUR* side has the whip hand. Since liberals are all about silencing their enemies, couldn't they at least drop the pretense of standing for freedom? Please.

UPDATE: Power Line wonders "Would An Obama Justice Department Be Used to Prosecute Conservatives?":

We noted here efforts by Barack Obama's campaign to shut down his critics' free speech. In particular, Obama obviously doesn't want the public to know about his long-term, cozy relationship with proud-to-be-a-terrorist Bill Ayers. Now, Obama himself has upped the ante by demanding that the conservative who funded the Ayers ad be criminally prosecuted:
Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice Department, directly attacking the Dallas billionaire funding a harsh attack ad, Harold Simmons.

"We reiterate our request that the Department of Justice fulfill its commitment to take prompt action to investigate and to prosecute the American issues Project, and we further request that the Department of Justice investigate and prosecute Howard (sic) Simmons for a knowing and willful violation of the individual aggregate contribution limits," he wrote.
Obama's suggestion that it is illegal for a 501(c)(4) entity to fund issue ads that are negative toward him appears ludicrous. Here's the real question, though: if Obama is elected President, will he appoint an Attorney General who will carry out politically-motivated prosecutions like the one he is now demanding? I suppose we can't know for sure, but why wouldn't he? If he demands criminal prosecution of free speech that opposes his political interests when he's a candidate, why wouldn't he order it as President?
Well, DUH!!!! Fascists do fascist stuff!!! Clinton audited his enemies and Obama would probably set up a gulag worthy of his Soviet idols to deal with anyone who dare oppose his reign. (Hell, this blog will be Exhibit #1 at my capital trial for crimes against the throne.)

Is Obama Going Senile?

Last night, during the DNC show, Barry "Just call me 'Lord'" O'Bama was beamed into from some typical white family's home in Missouri. When he first spoke, He said He was in St. Louis, but when His daughter asked (spontaneously, I'm sure), "Where are you, Daddy?" (ironically a common question among poor urban youth, too), He corrected himself to say He was in Kansas City.

If John McCain had made this gaffe, we'd be pounded relentlessly with speculation as to whether he was too old and slow for the gig, but since it's the Obamessiah, it's "Awwwwww, ain't doze widdle kids so cuuuuuuuuute?"

Dirk Recommends: Undeclared

Hot on the heels of his cult-failure Freaks and Geeks, writer-producer Judd Apatow regrouped and came back with the college-set comedy Undeclared which also attained cult-failure status and got cancelled before all its episodes had run. Thanks to power of DVD, you can now pick it up pretty cheap from Amazon.

The concept is simple enough - freshman Steven Karp (Jay Baruchel - on movie screens now in Tropic Thunder) goes off to the University of North Eastern California and has colorful roommates and neighbors in his dorm. His thespian roommate - that's means "actor", not a girl who's into other chicks - Lloyd (Charlie Hunnam), is an English babe magnet who frequently leaves Steven banished to the suite's couch or rec area with the other "sexiles". Across the suite are Ron (Seth Rogen - currently in Pineapple Express) and Marshall (Timm Sharp), girl-challenged wiseacres with enough issues between them to open a magazine stand.

Across the hall is a suite of girls: Lizzie (Carla Gallo), Rachel (Monica Keena) and Tina (Christina Payano). Steven has a crush on Lizzie, most likely because they hooked-up in the first episode. Complicating this mutual attraction is her emotionally-unstable/borderline-stalker older boyfriend, Eric (Jason Segal - Forgetting Sarah Marshall), who manages a copy shop when he's not leaving paranoid messages on her phone.

Unlike the tragi-comic Freaks & Geeks, Undeclared is more like a sitcom, but without all the lame sitcom conventions. The DVD comes with a sick amount of extras (e.g. every episode has a commentary) and other than a cruddy transfer, it's pretty deluxe.

If you hate sitcoms for their lameness, join the club - other than NBC's Thursday night entries, I don't watch 'em - but this is smarter than your average bear's sitcom and is thus DIRK® APPROVED! Check it out, yo!

The Treason Media Spin Begins on DNC Night #1

I've been gagging at the Charlie Rose show, wrapping up right now, as the all-liberal (it appears) panel of Treason Media flacks took turns tonguing each others' sphincters with hosannas about the Obamessiah on the occasion of the opening night of the Nuremberg Rally Democratic National Convention. I actually watched - and by watched, I mean "had it on across the room while I finished the last Advanced Chamber in Portal" - the Potemkin Convention and noted that the Treason Media hasn't evolved a whit since the last convention in their sycophancy for the fascist Democrats.

Ted Kennedy crawled off his death bed to wave his "Last Prince of America's Royal Family" flag and Presidential historian Michael Beschloss (don't care enough to check the spelling) trotted out the hoary tropes about how ol' Teddy - who never faced justice for drowning a woman and is hailed as the greatest Senator, like, evar! - has always lived with the fear of meeting a tragic end like his brothers. I give myself high marks for restraint and not screaming at the TV, as I want to do every time they regurgitate that pap, "HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO WASN'T WORTH A BULLET!!!" The fact that his guilt and wickedness has turned into a karmic brain tumor only seals the deal. Dubya blew this fat f*ck to get the awful "No Child Blah-Blah-Woof-Woof" bill passed and was rewarded with a knife in the back (over the war, etc.) to go with his pearl necklace.

Michelle Obama was tranquilized and went out and ably performed a speech that was chock full of false humbleness and lies about loving America - a country that she has called "downright mean" and that she wasn't proud of until America guzzled the Kool-Aid for her husband. The shtick with their cute kids yelping "Hi, Daddy!" was as staged as an Olympic ceremony, but the media declared it spontaneous, as if we're as stupid as they need us to be, and it made it hard to realize that these little girls were baptized by a racist hate-monger and are probably read the Little Red Book every night. As "South Pacific" says, "You have to be taught..." These little girls deserve better than a life of bitter victimology.

Getting back to Charlie Rose's gang, he had Matthew Dowd advising John McCain that the only way he could possibly beat the most awesomest tag-team of Naive Radical Marxist Infanticide Enthusiast & Plagiarizing Media Whore was to make a "maverick" pick of someone like Joe "wrong about everything but the war; otherwise liberal-fascist to the core" Lieberman instead of someone he doesn't like, like Mitt Romney.

Memo to McCain: When the Treason Media - those jackals who you cultivated like a small-town boy courting the nice girl next door only to have them dump you like a chump when it was time for them to go back to support their fellow travelers - is advising you to do anything because "it's the only way you can win", DO THE OPPOSITE, YOU F*CKING MORON!!!! They don't like you compared to their Anointed One. They're smearing the fact your wife is rich while your opponent gets a pass for his crib bought with a felon's money and his association with admitted domestic terrorists! HELLO, McFLY?!?!?

Added Thought: I was tired and forgot to mention this part of the TM spin last night, but they're really pouring it on with the "people are too racist to realize their discomfort with Obama is because they're racist" meme. You follow that? If you dislike McCain, it's because of his policies; if you dislike the Glorious Obamessiah, it's because you'd rather be wearing a sheet, not that you're smart enough to be aware of your racism. Project much, guys?

It's gotta be racism; it couldn't possibly be, as Hugh Hewitt says,

Why, in a year that had been shaping up as a watershed for Democrats, amid an economic downturn and an unpopular Republican presidency, is the race so tight?

Why, indeed. The answers: Jeremiah Wright. Tony Rezko. Michael Pfleger. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

"Above my pay grade." "Bitter and clinging to God and their guns." "Citizen of the world." Tire gauges. "First time I have been proud of my country." "Vastly superior infrastructure." The Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

And now Slow Joe Biden.

That's just part of the list. The Dems are nominating the most radical major party candidate in history, whose thin record is relentlessly hard left, and whose rhetoric of change and hope cannot cover the fact that he has never worked across the aisle, has never sought to reform the deeply corrupt Chicago or Illinois political machines, and that he is hopelessly out of his depth on foreign policy and national security issues.
According to the Treason Media, none of these myriad reasons are what makes people leery of the false Obamessiah, it's their RACISM!!!

Memo to the Treason Media: Go f*ck yourselves! We aren't you. You're the ones consumed with racist feelings. Don't try to put your issues on the rest of the sane people.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I Am Home Legend Alone!

Decent mash-up with only one questionable shot IMO and a total faceplant on the closing title screen.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Naive Radical Marxist Infanticide Enthusiast/Plagiarizing Media Whore ‘08!!!

The Obamessiah has anointed Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his #1 Apostle, thus stiffing Hillary! supporters, in favor of a white dude who will supposedly shore up his pathetic naivety on foreign policy. Team McCain was ready:

Fox News is running a clip from an interview from Aug. 10, 2007 that he wouldn't accept the Veep slot and some guy is listing all the plagiarism Biden has commited and pointed out how his mouth gets him in trouble.

Now watch McCain blow it by picking someone so offensive to his base, who are justifiably leery of his conservative bona fides, that he makes it impossible for them to even hold their noses and vote to prevent a fascist takeover of the White House.

Friday, August 22, 2008

"Why Obama Really Voted For Infanticide"

Andrew C. McCarthy says it's because it was "[m]ore important to protect abortion doctors than “'that fetus, or child — however way you want to describe it.'"

There wasn’t any question about what was happening. The abortions were going wrong. The babies weren’t cooperating. They wouldn’t die as planned. Or, as Illinois state senator Barack Obama so touchingly put it, there was “movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead.”

No, Senator. They wouldn’t go along with the program. They wouldn’t just come out limp and dead.

They were coming out alive. Born alive. Babies. Vulnerable human beings Obama, in his detached pomposity, might otherwise include among “the least of my brothers.” But of course, an abortion extremist can’t very well be invoking Saint Matthew, can he? So, for Obama, the shunning of these least of our brothers and sisters — millions of them — is somehow not among America’s greatest moral failings.

No. In Obama’s hardball, hard-Left world, these least become “that fetus, or child — however you want to describe it.”

Most of us, of course, opt for “child,” particularly when the “it” is born and living and breathing and in need of our help. Particularly when the “it” is clinging not to guns or religion but to life.

But not Barack Obama. As an Illinois state senator, he voted to permit infanticide. And now, running for president, he banks on media adulation to insulate him from his past.

The record, however, doesn’t lie.
Go read the whole article which includes substantial transcripts from hearings in which Obama repeatedly voices his concern that "Born Alive" legislation will lead to second-guessing abortionists and preventing the "mother's" - you've got to air-quote that word when she clearly doesn't want to be one - expressed wishes of killing her baby to be carried out. I've written about "Obama's Infanticide Problem" recently and with the coronation of this extreme radical fascist scheduled for next week, the race is on to get the crown on his head before word spreads about his militant anti-life views.

The Treason Media will be spinning and attempting to cover up these inconvenient truths not only in order to protect their Anointed One and their advocacy of the Culture of Death, but because they know this is an issue that could drop the scales from the eyes of the Christians who have blindly followed this false Messiah for reasons that make no sense. Jesus said to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, not to take from the rich and give to the poor. (That was Robin Hood. Or Karl Marx.) How can even the most liberal nominally-Christian denominations square their support for a woman's right to kill her baby with refusing to render aid to a baby born alive.

This isn't that hard a moral dilemma to suss out...provided you have a f*cking soul, that is. Try this: A man shoots another man on the front steps of a hospital in full view of doctors and nurses. Should the doctors rush to the aid of the wounded man or stand back and let him die because the shooter's intention was to terminate the life of the victim and thus shouldn't be interfered with or second-guessed? If the shooter's desires are irrelevant in this example, why does the "mother's" intent get elevated to the detriment of her victim?

Laws are passed to express society's will to encourage proper behavior and sanction those who stray beyond decency's bounds. Murder and rape laws don't stop either, but serve to lay out how society intends to deal with those unable to control their impulses. Common human decency should compel people to assist those in need, but as the situation in Illinois revealed, some doctors were so bankrupt in the empathy category that they required rules to encourage them to help the helpless, even if the original intent was to kill them outright.

As I wrote before, the Born Alive Act was supported by die-hard militant abortion advocates including NARAL (whose sole reason for existence is to promote as many abortions as possible), Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. As much as these groups and people wish for as much abortion as possible, even they know that this was too much to sell to the public because you can't spin infanticide without looking like a monster.

Barack Obama is counting on the Treason Media to protect his monstrous contempt for human life secret. He views babies as a punishment - at least as far has his own daughters go - and has been willing to stand alone to ensure the death of helpless babies. Note that I'm not using the word "baby" in the manner of the shrill pro-lifers who cry "baby killer" even if its a 6-week-old fetus; I'm talking about living, breathing, viable BABIES existing outside of the mother's womb. If the abortionist went, "Oh, crap. It's still breathing.", and then picked up a brick and smashed it down on the baby until it was dead - the desired outcome dontchaknow? - would the Obamessiah have a problem with that? If an unwanted baby isn't worth anything to Obama at its birth, what's to prevent his commanding that viable ADULTS be eliminated because they're just useless eaters? Hmmmm?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Best. Unboxing. Video. Ever.

In case you don't know, unboxing photos/videos are of people opening the packaging some gadget - usually an Apple product - and then posting them to the Web for other morons to ooooh and ahhhh over. Without meaning offense to the homosexual and mentally-challenged communities, unboxing sequences are both gay and retarded.

Except this one. It starts like all the others and then, well, you'll see.

Too cool!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

LSD Cat!

Not as good as Spaghetti Cat, but it's not like you're paying for this stuff, OK?

Spaghetti Cat!

Sorry for the layoff in posts - things have been crazy cool and extremely sad on Dirkworld® - but here's something quick to share that's cute.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Free Speech Ends Where Islamic Grievance Begins. (Again.)

Dubya and Condi's beloved "religion of peace and love" has risen up again to squelch the printing of a novel for daring to mention the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a manner that the thin-skinned, terminally-aggrieved Islamofascists disapprove. Diana West writes:

As the Wall Street Journal reported, author Sherry Jones also "toiled," writing weekends since 2002 to tell a "tale of lust, love and intrigue in the prophet's harem" through a fictionalized story of Aisha, Muhammad's 9-year-old bride. All was well enough until Random House sent out galleys of the book to seek endorsements from writers and scholars. Among them was Denise Spellberg, an associate professor of Islamic history at the University of Texas at Austin. According to the Journal, Spellberg read the novel and became "frantic," explaining, "You can't play with a sacred history and turn it into soft-core pornography."

You can't? Says who in our free-speech world?

Says Islam in our formerly free-speech world. (That's what I mean about how much our times have changed.) Whether Spellberg is herself a Muslim isn't clear, but she certainly went on the warpath (jihadpath?) over this bodice-ripper (burqa-ripper?), activating a chain of Muslim bloggers and Web sites that spread the word, as one Islamic Web site put it, about a "new attempt to slander the Prophet of Islam." Soon, there was a "seven-point strategy" online to ensure "the writer withdraws this book" and apologizes to "Muslims across the world."

But that turned out to be unnecessary. Spellberg also e-mailed her editor at Random House -- did I mention Spellberg has a contract with another Random House imprint to write a book called "Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an"? -- labeling the Jones novel nothing less than "a declaration of war," "a national security issue," and "far more controversial" than either "The Satanic Verses" or the Danish cartoons. She said the book should be withdrawn "ASAP."

And so it was after Random House consulted "security experts and Islam scholars" -- possibly the same ones who urged the U.S. government never again to use the words "Islamic" or "jihad," but I digress. Thomas Perry, deputy publisher at Random House Publishing Group, said the company received "cautionary advice not only that the publication of this book might be offensive to some of the Muslim community, but also that it could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment."
If you're having a sense of deja vu because this sounds just like the death threats and fears of violence that blocked the production of Martin Scorsese's "Last Temptation of Christ" and the publication of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" (and subsequent movie version), well, YOU'RE F*CKING HALLUCINATING because no such thing happened. Sure, outfits like the Catholic League made whiny noises and tried to boycott the films, but no one stopped these fictional works because they were afraid of pissing off Christians or that they'd trigger violence in response.

We saw this before with Comedhimmi Central's censoring of "South Park", the silence after Theo Van Gogh was murdered, and will see it again with more frequency in the future as cowards shiver in terror at the threats of this violent, medieval death cult. While the liberal-controlled media continue to slander Christianity for fun and (not much) profit, Islam will be accorded the most courtesy and respect possible.

Or else.

In case you doubt this post's thesis, ponder this question: Which is the more sexist religion - Catholicism or Islam?

• Islam believes women are property; women are covered so as not to distract the men; their clitorises are sliced off to prevent them from experiencing sexual pleasure; they can be divorced and left without support by just saying yo divorce them three times; marriages are arranged and any daughter who offends her father or rejects being traded away like a goat is liable to be murdered in an ironically-named "honor killing"; they aren't allowed to drive or vote or own property, etc.

• The Catholic Church doesn't ordain women as priests.

If you answered "Catholicism", then congratulations, you are qualified to work in the Treason Media or have properly integrated the media's programming into your thought processes.

"Low Rainbows" Prove Government Conspiracy!!!

Arrogant liberals endlessly sneer that people who don't goosestep in their jackbooted queues are waging "war against science and reason." Apparently this exempts them from actually knowing anything scientific themselves because how else can you explain this bit of unhinged lunacy?

Uh-huh. Suuuuuuuuure. Riiiiiiiiiiight. Don't forget that fire melted steel for the first time on 9/11, too!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

DJ Spock Rocks the Logical Beats, Yo!

And he throws the dopest parties (but only every seven years.)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Feds Seize Yummyness!

I've discussed my fondness for the yummy Anne Hathaway here before and I must say that when her dirtbag Eurotrash boyfriend was hauled off to the pen for myriad crimes against humanity - oh, OK, it's like wire fraud, but isn't fondling her yummyness crime enough? Oh, the humanity! -I wasn't exactly feeling bad for her, the golddigger. (But you don't see her with no broke old is that reference?) And after reading that the Feds may be in possession of teh hawt n00d pix ov her bewbz...why am I writing like an 11-year-old? - I think a FOIA request is in order!

The Enquirer has learned exclusively that her ex-lover Raffaello Follieri took naked photos of the actress. Follieri was arrested June 24 and charged with 11 counts of fraud and money laundering…

In additional to the naked photos he took of Anne, 25, he also prized a sizzling photo of her in black fishnet stockings, a garter belt and bustier that totally exposed her top. Follieri, 30, supposedly paid a very famous photographer to take that steamy shot.

We need something other than her "Havoc" clip to, um , watch, so BRING 'EM ON!!!

George & Barry's Tone Deaf Duet

Nothing makes Hollyweird types squeal louder than when you point out what elitist snobs they are. And don't forget that any criticism of the Anointed Obamessiah is racism, plain and simple. There is no legitimate basis for disagreement with his Almighty Lordship. Only racial hatred can explain the naysayers.

The Left is so up their own bungholes with snobbish rage, they don't even have the self-awareness that would prevent them from commiting stupid gaffes that only serve to reveal their true America-hating hearts. The latest clueless act: Obama is going to go to Geneva, Switzerland to attend a fundraiser hosted by George Clooney.

Academy award winning actor George Clooney is set to host a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Switzerland next month.

The event, taking place on the evening of September 2 in Geneva, Switzerland will be split into two parts: a reception and a dinner. According to Obama’s National Finance Committee, tickets for the reception where Clooney will speak are going for $1,000, followed by a dinner at the home of NFC member Charles Adams for $10,000 a plate. Space for the dinner is limited to 75 guests.

Clooney made headlines in February when he told CNN he was hesitant to campaign for the presumptive Democratic nominee, calling it a ‘slippery slope.’

“I feel that at times you can harm the person that you are trying to help,” Clooney told CNN’s Kiran Chetry in reference to campaigning for Obama. “I don’t want to damage anybody.”

Guess he got over his Hippocratic oath from "ER".

That Obama is choosing to chin it up with the Left Coast elites isn't the problem - it's not as if the Stupid Party's candidates don't cuddle up to their own monied bases - it's the choice of location for this shindig that bespeaks a tone-deafness as to how this will appear. To wit: WASN'T THERE ANYPLACE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THAT THIS PARTY COULD BE HELD?!?!?!?

Just as Hillary! had to outsource her theme song to Canada, Obama and Clooney can't find a suitable American spot to hold this party? Is Aspen, Hawaii (where BO grew up), Montana, NYC, LA, Oprah's place in Chicago, ANYWHERE not good enough for an American movie star to host a party for a guy who wants to be President of the United States?!?

Why You Should Close Your Living Room Curtains.

I don't even want to know what this is about.

A Fort Wayne man was arrested Monday for felony Public Indecency after police saw him standing naked in the window of his home.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday evening, a Fort Wayne officer was driving in the 4500 block of S. Hanna St. when he noticed a naked man standing in front of a large picture window of his home with his genital region clearly visible to those on the street.

According to the officer, the blinds were not pulled shut and the front door was wide open, giving a clear view inside the home.

Together, with another responding officer, the two walked up to the home and found the naked man, then on the couch, conducting a lewd act with a claw hammer, plastic bag and motor oil.

UPDATE: For those of you just dying to know what homeboy was doing with the implements mentioned above, The Smoking Gun has the police report in their item, awesomely entitled, "Stop. Hammer Time!"