“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Outrage of the Day

Why do Sumo wrestlers shave their legs? So they won't be mistaken for lesbians.

Controversial Muslim cleric caught being smuggled into U.S. over Mexico border

Said Jaziri, who called for the death of a Danish cartoonist that drew pictures of the prophet Mohammed, was being smuggled into California when he was arrested, along with his driver Kenneth Robert Lawler.

If the Muzzies hate the Great Satan so much how come they keep wanting to sneak in?

Vice President Joe Biden told Jim Lehrer Thursday afternoon that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the target of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo, is someone he knows "fairly well" and does not consider him to be a dictator.

After all, everyone knows Evil Dick Cheney was a dictator and Mubarak is nothing like him. Meanwhile, in the PC run amok file:

A last-minute decision to serve fried chicken and waffles at a campus dining hall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. was a regrettable choice and lacked sensitivity, UC Irvine officials acknowledged Wednesday.

Because, you know, it is a stereotype that black people like chicken. At least they didn't serve chitterlings and watermelons.

The Obama Administration has been pushing for a US Internet Kill Switch just like the one deployed in Egypt. Ironic, since the Internet's roots were ARPANET, designed to keep computers at universities and Defense installations linked together even in the event of a communist nuclear attack. But nothing can protect it from the communists within.

Hawaii to Balance Budget by Selling Obama Birth Certificates

The state would charge $100 for a copy of President Obama’s birth records under a bill introduced in the Legislature by five Democrats. It would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the person seeking them has a tangible interest. The bill has not been scheduled for a public hearing, and cannot move forward unless that happens. But the idea behind it is to end skepticism over Mr. Obama’s birthplace while raising a little money for a government.


  1. Not sure what the other photo was, but I like this one. Good job, T.

    Jumpin' Joe: one heart beat away.

  2. Ignorant posts. Get an education.

  3. The other one was too much, Mr. Reflex. It would make everyone gag.

  4. I wish to introduce the bar to a stream of conservative news that never ends, great way to stay on top of things. Reload (F5) every minute or two, this moves fast.

    And, I made and host that widget.

  5. Obama's new slogan is "Win The Future."

    The appropriate acronym? "WTF"

  6. Wall Street Journal -

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration Friday threatened to cut off its $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt if security forces in the world's largest Arab nation continue to use violence to crush antigovernment ...

  7. Well, doug, I'll tell you ...

    For the 10 to 15% of the people that have no insurance, at all, the system does not supply the best health care in the whirled.
    Far from it.

    For the self-employed and small business man the tax system of corporate health insurance deductability is patently unfair and regressive.

    That health insurance premiums, paid by corporations for their employees are not considered income to the employee, tantamount to tax evasion, morally.

    The system was in need of major reform, the GOP punted for well over a decade. They crapped out.

    The Democrats did what they said they were going to do, if elected.

    That the GOP refused to participate in the process, another reason to despise those mo'fo's.

    McCain, one of the worst of the bunch.

  8. And if Mubarak puts down the rebellion, Obama will be all "I ♥ Hosni"

  9. If all the US doctors quit, we can import some from Mexico or India.

    That 17% of the GDP of the US is dedicated to health care, a misallocation of assets.

    Poor prioritizing on a national level.

    The system needs to be dialed back. If that means lower life expectancies for the aged, there it is.

  10. You ask:
    "What to do when the body gives out?"


    That's the answer.

  11. The idea that someone should get $250,000 or more worth of doctoring, to gain six months or a year, that's just stealing assets from the grandchildren.

    On a societal level.

  12. Why can't we all just ☪⚥€✡IS☦ ?

  13. I'm sorry but that picture is extremely frightening to me.

  14. It is a basic tenet of economics that a scarcity of supply of an item, a diminishing amount, increases the value or price of a commodity. That is universally applicable to all desired commodities both tangible and intangible.

    That being true, it also applies to one of the most personally valuable of commodities, life itself.

    Accordingly, six months of life to a twenty year old is worth far less than six months is to an octogenarian. Therfore it is natural and within the laws of economics that far more money be expended to an 85 year old to buy an extra six months of life.

  15. If there were an endless supply of money, true.

    But to force the twenty year old to pay for the scant remainder of the octogenarians life, robbery.

    Especially when the twenty something is forced into the system, and there is no cap on spending for the octogenarians.

  16. There is no return on value, Deuce.

    There are only exorbitant costs.

  17. The Octogenarian receives Federally subsidized care, the Twenty something, not.

  18. Melody: I'm sorry but that picture is extremely frightening to me.

    I'm sorry Mel. Most of what I do here is just for grins though.

  19. Fred Thompson:

    "Some people are upset at Pelosi for flying 90K miles on Air Force planes last year. Probably would've been ok if it had been one-way."


    Barack Obama: "Mr Mubarak. Can you turn on the Internet? Pretty please?"

  21. Love the picture, T. And, the caption.

  22. Why, Uncle Lerford!

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