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18 June 2011

The Undefeated, early showing

Palin's film, The Undefeated, was shown to the Right Online convention in MN this weekend.  It will be released in Iowa (and a few other states?) on July 15th, rivaling the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie.  Har har.

It is important to note that the movie was produced by an independent film maker, and Palin had nothing personally to do with it other than writing the book on which it is based, Going Rogue.  Palin's voice over work in the film was taken from her audiobook.  Perhaps to maintain distance and to provide the film with indy cred, Palin did not give the audio to the filmmaker.  He had to buy it, just like anyone else would.

Obama on Seal Team 6: In His Own Words

2008: “Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney’s private assassination team.” 
2011: “I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden.”
2008: “Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial.”
2011: “I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden.”
2008: ” Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated.” 
2011: “Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden.”
yoinked from Tom O'Halloran

Directive 10-289

In Ayn Rand's magnum opus Atlas Shrugged, a devolving economy fueled by crony capitalism and misplaced moralism destroy our country.  Moral capitalists attempt to save the world while others refuse to contribute to its demise (thereby going underground).

This is a must read for anyone paying attention to the world today.  This is a must reread for any Rand lovers.  This is a must re/read for anyone paying attention to the world today who dislikes Rand.  Lastly, this is a must read for anyone who has ever chanted "This is what democracy looks like."

About midway through the book, after the shadow government has passed myriad directives meant to improve the economy by limiting those participating in the economy and subsequently worsened the economy, the cronies bring out Directive 10-289.  Even they are nervous about it, nor do they know (or care) if it is legal.  When it is introduced to the public, it is clouded in "for the public's good" phrases that bring to mind contemporary phrases like "social justice."

The actual purpose of Directive 10-289 is, essentially, to freeze the economy to give the great crony minds time to figure out how to solve the problem without the economy getting worse while they work on their plan.  (And, of course, to allow the cronies to remain in power.  All that they do has the underlying purpose of remaining in power.)

The problem, of course, is that the economy is a living thing that can only be halted via death.  Like any mighty beast, it also needs the freedom to move as it pleases; more restrictions lead to a psychotic beast that is difficult to predict and even more difficult to contain.  Some animals can never be tamed.  Some animals were never meant to live in cages.  Rand's cronies did not understand this, nor do our modern cronies.


Point One. The right to have a job.  No one can be fired, no one can switch jobs, and all children will be assigned a job by the government when they turn 21.
All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.

This is What Democracy Looks Like, vol #38947203527

Here a Hitler, There a Hitler, Everywhere a Hitler Hitler

I have had it up to here with the union's Nazi rhetoric.  First thing the Nazis did, they took away the unions... it took WWII to get rid of Hitler... what will it take to get rid of ["union buster" du jour]...  


In Hitler's own words, unions were an essential part of his master plan.

Mein Kampf:
I am convinced that we cannot possibly dispense with the trades unions. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions in the economic life of the nation. Not only are they important in the sphere of social policy but also, and even more so, in the national political sphere. For when the great masses of a nation see their vital needs satisfied through a just trade unionist movement the stamina of the whole nation in its struggle for existence will be enormously reinforced thereby.
Bing Bang Bam. And pbbbbb.

Hot Air June Poll

Palin, Perry: lookin' good.

Check out the purty graphs and data here.

Breitbart crash a Coffee Party?

Mediate says yes... and no.

I say, Brietbart's balls are so big that they oughta be tweeted.

Will she or won't she??

Is Sarah Palin running?  In case I've not yet done so here, I want to go on the record with my prediction.  Palin will announce her intentions to run for president during a Fourth of July celebration.

Til then, she will tease us mercilessly.  And we will eat it up like Augustus Gloop.

Libya: Is an impeachment pending?

The NYT ran an article about the whole Libya fiasco.  No, not that we're involved with a war (or whatever ya wanna call it).  It's the War Powers Act, and Obama's desire to do whatever the fuck he wants to do, the Constitution be damned.

Hot Air sums it up thus
What they’re basically saying here, without actually saying it, is that the president’s own lawyers told him that the Libya war is illegal and he responded by looking around for other lawyers who’d tell him what he wanted to hear.

Glenn Beck & Van Jones: Am I the Asshole?

I got the video and link from this post off Twitter, where people are tweeting that Van Jones has challenged Beck to a debate in his last days on Fox.

Yep, Van Jones wants to debate Glenn Beck. Asshole.

Here's the article from Think Progress, and its accompanying video.

"I issue a personal challenge to my beloved brother Glenn Beck.  I will debate you anytime, anywhere, at any point.  I'll give you an hour, you give me five minutes, and I will stand up for our values.  But you have to stop talking [expletive] about us and start talking to us.  You got one week left before your show goes off.  My phone is ringing.  Call me.  Call me, Glenn Beck.  And let's have this fight.  Let's have this discussion.  Let's have this argument.  Let's have this battle of ideas.  Battle of ideas.  And let's fight for liberty and justice for all."

Van Jones wants to debate Glenn Beck?

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New is Always Better: "Jumbo Jim's Grape Scotch. Don't Let It Touch Your Skin"

New Coke, Ghostbusters 2... why depend on the originals when New is ALWAYS better?  Why get back to basics when Van Jones wants us to REbuild the American dream?


In no particular order...

ronnocomot‎ If you stood there and watched Gov. Walker get everything he wanted but still claim victory #YouMightBeAWisconsinProtester #wiunion #idiot

gl33p‎ They say #YouMightBeAWisconsinProtester. Rest easy, you are. You just#mightnotrealizeityet

annaironside‎ RT @wiartteacher#YouMightBeAWisconsinProtester you know every product Koch makes.

G0vSWalker‎ If you can look at a map and mentally fill in the reds and blues#youmightbeawisconsinprotester

MollyMag‎ #YoumightbeaWisconsinprotester if you have ever thanked the cops "guarding" the Capitol or seen them carrying signs the next day

BattiestGrrl‎ If your spouse has ever referred to him/herself as a #WalkervilleWidow/er, #YouMightBeAWisconsinProtester

4SHCrane‎ #YouMightBeAWisconsinProtester if you sing #wiunion songs while mowing the lawn

MollyMag‎ #YoumightbeaWisconsinprotester if you never used to vote a strict party ticket but refuse to ever vote Republican again. Ever. Ever