[VIDEO] #AmericanCarnage: The Dystopian Rhetoric of Trump’s Inauguration Speech


Post-Apocalypse Instruction Manual


Go USA! Cheerful Tourism Booster of the Day


Courtesy of those upbeat folks at foreignaffairs.com 

Reality Check: Milton Friedman



BREAKING: Sportscaster Bob Costas is a Zombie, Reports Confirm


“The evidence has been hard to ignore. To many Zombie experts, it’s no longer just a theory, our findings are now conclusive.”

NBC Sports host Bob Costas will sit out Tuesday’s primetime coverage on NBC, sticking to the cover story that he has “eye infections” in both eyes. Costas began to promote the “infection in his left eye”, disinformation campaign, now that it’s spread to his right eye, experts are increasingly confident that Bob Costas is, unfortunately, a confirmed Zombie.

“It’s only a matter of time before he’ll need to be captured and placed under permanent supervision…”

“The evidence has been hard to ignore. To many Zombie experts, it’s no longer just a theory, our findings are now conclusive.” Said Dr. Benjamin Hendricks, Director of the American Center for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies, in Baltimore, Maryland. “It’s only a matter of time before he’ll need to be captured and placed under permanent supervision…” Adding that no treatment is available for his condition,  Dr. Hendricks declined to go on the record about what final measures might need to be taken. “It doesn’t look good,” he said.

On Monday night’s primetime coverage of the Olympics, Costas was having problems resisting the temptation to attack fellow members of the press, use his hands and teeth to rip the flesh of nearby uninfected humans, and eat brains.

Today show host Matt Lauer–having demonstrated no symptoms of infectious exposure– will take Costas’ place.

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Smith & Wesson Unveils .460 Caliber Zombie Warning System : The ‘Backpack Cannon’

Is that a cannon in your backpack, or are you just glad to see me?

Is that a cannon in your backpack, or are you just glad to see me?

“It’s a very comfortable gun to shoot”

Wow. This got my attention. For fans of the Taurus Judge “Public Defender”, this is a welcome addition to the “shock-and-awe” subset of Super Handguns. Before I bought my first handgun (a Glock) a friend directed me to the Judge, for all the wrong reasons, as it turns out (shooting shotgun shells out of a pistol increases the chances that even in a panic, you’ll hit your target, even if the weapon is completely impractical, and don’t even think about conceal-carry) but mainly because he was interested in it, too. It was getting a lot of buzz, that first few years, and continues to get a range of reactions:  A. It’s a solid, respectable handgun, good for a nightstand, home protection B. It’s a novelty, often dismissed as foolish, not essential. C. Holy cow I want one.

What does the S&W's ammunition size look like? FYI, this is a .460 caliber bullet

Smith & Wesson ‘Backpack Cannon” ammo: The really tall guy, on the left, is a .460 caliber bullet. 

I suggest checking out some YouTube videos of the Judge blowing up watermelons, or various discarded home appliances, if you’re curious to see one of these large-caliber revolvers in action. Step aside, Judge. There’s a new kid in town. Enter the Backpack Cannon.

My thinking is, if Smith & Wesson is getting in the game (or maybe they’re already in, I haven’t been following closely) it’ll surely be an attention-getter. Note: Cannon balls not included. The Washington Times has an item about it:

Cheryl K. Chumley writes: Smith & Wesson has unveiled the monster of all monster handguns at the recent “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show” in Las Vegas: A .460 caliber beast with a 3-inch barrel, high-visibility sights and a synthetic shock absorber on the handle — a likely necessary addition for so much firepower.

The manufacturing company is billing it as “great for a back-up gun, or for hunting,” and has dubbed it the “Backpack Cannon,” The Daily Mail reported.

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[VIDEO] Bacon Bowl! TV Commercial


As Seen On TV Bacon Cup Maker  – YouTube

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like but You Can Never Leave

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like but You Can Never Leave

Not Retreat, Retweet!

via Pundit Planet (PunditFaP) on Twitter

In The Very Best Hands


[Video] Ted Cruz: ‘Majority Leader Reid And Every Single Senate Democrat Voted To Shut Down The Government’

Gratuitous Cruz Gov’t Crisis Video



Egypt Is Falling – Gas Masks and Tear Gas

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Source: TapRackNGo 

Monday Morning News Dump



via Ace of Spades HQ.

ObamaCare’s architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists

By Megan R. Wilson

ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.

More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010.

Major lobbying firms such as Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, The Glover Park Group, Alston & Bird, BGR Group and Akin Gump can all boast an ObamaCare insider on their lobbying roster — putting them in a prime position to land coveted clients.

“When [Vice President] Biden leaned over [during healthcare signing] and said to [President] Obama, ‘This is a big f’n deal,’” said Ivan Adler, a headhunter at the McCormick Group, “he was right.”

Veterans of the healthcare push are now lobbying for corporate giants such as Delta Airlines, UPS, BP America and Coca-Cola, and for healthcare companies including GlaxoSmithKline, UnitedHealth Group and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Ultimately, the clients are after one thing: expert help in dealing with the most sweeping overhaul of the country’s healthcare system in decades.

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Photo(shop) Image of the Day

Twitter / JohnEkdahl

I think we saw this one coming…

“…With the failure of the Democrats’ attempt to exploit the Newtown school shooting to press forward gun control measures, President Obama took to the microphones along with the relatives of Sandy Hook victims to demonize his opposition. This, of course, was his strategy all along: knowing that he did not have 60 votes in the Democrat-controlled Senate to pass his gun control legislation, he pressed forward anyway, hoping to paint Republicans as intransigent, immoral tools of the gun lobby who don’t care about dead children. After demonizing Republicans, Obama hopes, he can press Americans into voting Democrats back into power in the House of Representatives…”

More via Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News



Democrat Death Spiral


The objective of liberal politics is to induce the Democrat Death Spiral, a vicious cycle by which miserable economic conditions lead to government dependency and class envy, leading to Democrat electoral victories, leading to higher taxes and crippling regulations, leading to still more miserable economic conditions. Once the Democrat Death Spiral has been initiated, the more damage left-wing bureaucrats inflict on the economy, the more certain they are of reelection.

Detroit entered the Democrat Death Spiral decades ago. As a result of the city’s utter wretchedness, the Democrats who inflicted it receive upwards of 90% of the vote. There is no possibility of Democrats losing control, or of the city ever regaining its lost greatness.

California officially entered the Democrat Death Spiral when it brought back Jerry Brown despite a desperate economic situation that urgently required the state to turn away from Governor Moonbeam’s brand of profligate liberalism. In effect, the state committed suicide out of sheer moonbattery. Its prospects are no better than Detroit’s.

The United States of America officially entered the Democrat Death Spiral on November 6, 2012. Obama was not reelected despite the awful state of the economy under his rule but because of it. The more of a mess Obama makes, the more his Marxist rhetoric will resonate, the tighter the grip Democrats will have on America’s throat. This is why Obama will not lift a finger to improve the economic situation, but rather will deliberately worsen it by using taxation to drive up unemployment.

It is no coincidence that Obama received 98% of the vote in Detroit, America’s worst and most liberal city, the model for our future.

From here forward, the worse it gets, the worse it will get. Unless a way is found to reverse the cycle by removing liberals from power, each day will be the best day of the rest of America’s existence.

Be sure to thank the next liberal you see.

via Moonbattery

A Pyrrhic Victory for America’s Youth

By Scott W. Atlas
November 12, 2012 4:00 A.M.

Dancing in Chicago, young voters gleefully celebrated President Obama’s victory. Indeed, voters younger than 30 may well have changed the outcome of the race. They represented 19 percent of all voters, even more than they did in 2008, and they favored President Obama by 60 to 37 percent, according to exit polling.

One college student asked me, “What exactly are they so excited about?”

Presumably, they aren’t celebrating their job prospects. Under this administration, unemployment of younger Americans and recent college graduates is not very different from the scandalous unemployment rates of youth in failing European countries whose misguided economic policies are creating a nearly jobless generation.

Presumably, they aren’t celebrating the increasing tax burdens awaiting the lucky few of them — mainly those who have studied hard and long and spent a great deal on both the direct and indirect (from delayed entry into the work force) costs of advanced education — who will finally attain lucrative jobs.

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It Comes Down to Foreign Policy

On October 2, the day before the first debate, Mitt Romney trailed Barack Obama in the Real Clear Politics poll average by 3.3 percentage points. Today, just before the second debate, Romney led by 0.4 points—almost a 4-point swing in two weeks. What now?

Probably, not much for the next few days. Obama may have stopped Romney’s momentum, but its hard to believe he reversed it. So were likely to have a dead-even race going into the third and final debate Monday night. That potentially decisive debate is on foreign policy. So, after all the talk about how this election was inevitably and only going to be about the economy, foreign policy could well be the tie breaker.

Foreign policy isnt Romneys natural subject. Its not his comfort zone. And its always more difficult for the challenger. Good. Romney will have to rise to the occasion. He should be able to make the case against Obamas foreign policy, and for his alternative. It isn’t unreasonable that he be asked to. After all, within months after being sworn in Romney or Obama will have to make important decisions on Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran.

So if Romney cant win the foreign policy debate, he probably wont win. If he can, if he rises to the challenge, hell deserve victory, and hell probably achieve it.

via The Weekly Standard

Angry old man yells at Paul Ryan for 90 minutes

(funniest epithet so far–jackhole)

I expected “table-pounding atmospherics” from Biden but I didn’t expect him to act like a total jackhole for fully 90 minutes. Give him credit for knowing his target audience, though: His task tonight was to get the left excited again after Obama fell into a semi-coma in Denver, and evincing utter disdain for Ryan — grimacing, shouting, laughing inappropriately, and constant, constant interruptions, the total jackhole experience — is just what the doctor ordered. He might have irritated independents and undecideds, but probably not so much that it’ll change people’s votes. The Democrats needed someone to go out there and clown for liberals, and if there’s one thing this guy knows, it’s clowning.

Here’s a taste of what I mean via Mediaite, centered around one of Ryan’s more cutting lines of the evening. For what it’s worth, the media lost patience with Biden’s shtick too, but I doubt that’ll cost him anything tomorrow.

And yes, Raddatz was also terrible. Exit quotation from Greg Gutfeld: “Biden is the drunk at the bar; Martha is the unhappy bartender, and Ryan is the unfortunate salesman caught in the middle…”

More >> via Hot Air

Media Hammers Biden…

…STOP WITH THE SMIRKING ALREADY: “We’re about thirty minutes into the debate and already Vide President Joe Biden is receiving pretty tough reviews for his bizarre smiling and smirking as debate moderator Martha Raddatz talks about issues as serious as Iran getting a nuclear weapon,” John Nolte writes at Big Journalism, with several Tweets from non-official representatives of the Obama campaign quoted.

via Instapundit

Stephanie Cutter’s Baffling Appearance on ‘Special Report’: Speculation Mounts that Cutter Has Mental Disorder, or is a Secret Republican Double-Agent Assigned to Scramble Obama’s Reelection Bid

Angst grows among President Obamas supporters

First came the nausea. Then came the anxiety…

Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama – The Washington Post

If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States…

via >> The Washington Post

Delusional HuffPo Mom’s PBS Problem: The Fantasy that Big Bird’s Survival Depends on Government Money

HuffPo’s Big Bird Problem: Kids Cant Vote, Moms Can’t Read

Who is Richer?     A. Big Bird?     Or B. Mitt Romney?

Answer: A.


Drudge Video Leak Lights the Pre-Debate Powder Keg

Controversial video posted here

Where do “Obama phones” come from?

This video of an Obama supporter bragging about having an “Obama phone” has gone viral on the web, but where do these “free cell phones” come from?

The program is called Lifeline, established in 1984 was originally created to subside landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers.

In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.

A 2011 audit found that 269,000 wireless Lifeline subscribers were receiving free phones and monthly service from two or more carriers. Several websites have been created to promote “free” government cell phones, including the”The Obama Cell Phone” website at Obamaphone.net.

Rep. Tim Griffin R-Ark. has proposed a bill to eliminate federal subsidies for free cell phones and has produced a great YouTube video highlighting the runaway cost of the program. The program has also been highlighted for reform by Senator Claire McCaskill D-Mo.

Pressure to reform the program led the FCC to announce an effort in February to “reduce the potential for fraud while cutting red tape for consumers and providers” by the end of 2013.

Via >> WashingtonExaminer.com.

Poster Child for Obama Administration’s Deficit Spending Habits

Never let a good metaphor go to waste

Tweet of the Week

Tweet of the Week

New York Post Honors Iranian Dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

…in its own special New York way…

New York Post

What’s the difference between Chris Matthews and Ron Burgundy?

The Dumbest Anchormen - National Review Online

Chris Matthews’ Creepy Delusional Crackpot Paranoia Brilliantly Exposed by Jonah Goldberg

…What’s the difference between Chris Matthews and Ron Burgundy? Answer: One is a pompous, self-absorbed, often-in-error-but-never-in-doubt blowhard impervious to facts and logic. The other has a really bushy mustache.

Ron Burgundy believed that “San Diego” was German for a whale’s lady parts; meanwhile, Matthews seems to believe that “Chicago” is English — or at least Republican English — for “den of panhandling negroes.” By now you’ve probably heard about the exchange on MSNBC between New York magazine’s John Heilemann and Matthews in which the two worked out the hidden code in Republican politics. “They keep saying ‘Chicago,’” Matthews said. “That’s another thing that sends that message — this guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods, screwing us in the ’burbs.”

Heilemann nodded, adding, “There’s a lot of black people in Chicago.”

Indeed there are. Though it’s worth noting that the Windy City is still more white than black. Its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, who just happens to have been Obama’s chief of staff, isn’t particularly dark-skinned. Oh, and Barack Obama, the incumbent president, launched and built his entire political career in Chicago, a city synonymous with cutthroat machine politics for more than a century. And it’s where the Obama reelection headquarters are. Countless white reporters at the New York Times, NBC, NPR, the Washington Post, and elsewhere use the term “Chicago” as a shorthand for the Obama campaign. But when Republicans say “Chicago” which few did at the Republican convention, by the way, there can be no doubt: It’s a stand-in for the N-word.

Never mind that the charge that Obama is a big-city liberal who wants to redistribute more wealth from the haves to the have-nots is actually true. I could recycle all of Obama’s quotes about fairness and spreading the wealth around. I could walk you through the food-stamp numbers under Obama and the increased progressivity he wants in the tax code. I could even present selections from The Audacity of Hope. But that’s the problem. That would be racist, too. Because the key factor in determining whether something is racist is whether it is inconvenient to Barack Obama…

More via>> The Dumbest Anchormen – NRO

Jonah– well played

Spy device disguised as rock blown up near Iran nuclear site

A spy device camouflaged as a rock exploded when it came into contact with Iranian troops near an underground nuclear enrichment plant, The Sunday Times reported this week.

Last month, Revolutionary Guards at the Fordo nuclear facility, near the northern city of Qom, came across the rock and attempted to move it, according to sources who spoke to the newspaper…

Spy device disguised as rock blown up near Iran nuclear site.

LA Times: Why We Won’t Release The Khalidi Video

This week, Breitbart News offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who produced the infamous 2003 tapes of Barack Obama at an event honoring Palestinian anti-Israel radical Rashid Khalidi. And today, James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times took to his keyboard today to write a diatribe defending the Times’ refusal to make public those tapes. While Rainey gives several justifications for not releasing the tape itself – guarding the source of the tape being the most prevalent – he offers no justification for why the Times refuses to offer even a complete transcript of that evening’s events…

via Breitbart.com 

Politico reviews ‘Occupy Unmasked’

Today, Politico interviewed the two of the chief creators, along with Andrew Breitbart, of Occupy Unmasked, the new documentary examining the origins, motives, and effects of Occupy Wall Street. Citizens United President David Bossie and writer and director Stephen K. Bannon sat down with Politico’s Patrick Gavin, who rightly called Occupy Unmasked Andrew Breitbart’s “last major piece of work.”

The film, says Gavin, “portrays the occupy movements in such cities as New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as dirty and dangerous encampments that exploited the grievances of average Americans.” Bossie described the movement as “this very well-organized machine, very much the hard-core left, the anarchists movement,” which “utilized the people who kind of felt put upon, or that their American dream or their hope of an American dream had been taken away: College kids that weren’t finding work, middle age folks who were out of work for a long period of time.”

Bannon added that the attitude prevalent in Occupy Unmasked – what he called “the fighting spirit of Andrew Breitbart” – is missing from the political debate today. “You just need that,” he added. “He was a unique guy at a unique sense of time. The conservative movement has really never had a guy who was that physical and that magnetic …. We’re really missing that.”

via Politico: ‘Occupy Unmasked’

“It’s important to destroy their sense of individualism while they’re still young.”

VIDEO: Honey, You Didn’t Build That…

via Instapundit

“People hated me. I’ve been spat upon. They threw gum in my coffee…”

Kato Kaelin announces that O.J. Simpson killed his wife - NYPOST.com

“The statute of limitations has now passed…so I can now say…yes, he did it.”

Why didn’t he come forward and tell the truth? Ask why he let O.J. Simpson get away with murder, and I repeat his exact words:

“I was too scared. I was terrified.”

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Kato Kaelin announces that O.J. Simpson killed his wife

(…they threw gum in my coffee?)

The Tyranny of Algorithms

 Automate This

Entertaining Review of  Automate This

From – WSJ.com.


Did you know that there is a U.S. government agency dedicated to helping Americans make more usable websites?

Good item from Jonah Goldberg


Usability.gov is the primary government source for information on usability and user-centered design. It provides guidance and tools on how to make Web sites and other communication systems more usable and useful.

This site was developed to specifically assist Web managers, designers, usability specialists, and others create Web sites that are highly responsive, easy-to-use, and useful.

It’s run out of HHS but everyone is working on it together:

Although this is a collaborative effort involving many federal agencies, the HHS Web Communications and New Media Division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs has primary responsibility for managing this Web site.

Money Quote:

“Thank goodness the government is here to help. I mean it’s not like there’s a market out there for this sort of thing…”

The Government Is On It! 

The Corner 

A short visual history of the creepy Obama cult

More creepy worshipful artifacts Via – Harsanyi