Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Theo's March Fundraiser..................

Finally after eleven and a half years of editing this blog I have finally decided to enter politics at a local level. Actually I was asked to stand, and as a result I will be doing so in the elections on May 7.

In order to do this I need to raise some personal funding over the next week so I can hit the ground running when the campaigning starts.

The money will be used to pay rent/bills etc, while I campaign fulltime. The money will NOT be used for political purposes.

Once again many thanks for your continued support.

Smokin' Hot Gallery of Sexy Busty Girls to Help You Rev Up Your Week!

The bustiest!

See: "Hot Gallery of Sexy Busty Girls to Start Your Week."

Hey, bodacious bazongas and perky pointy breasts always get my motor revving, lol.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Bedtme Totty................

Patriotism Is No Longer The Preserve Of Racists And The 'Far Right'..........From Daniel Thomas

With election campaigns gathering speed on both sides of the Atlantic, the long suffering electorates of both countries are being force fed hypocrisy and doublespeak on a massive scale.

Modern day elections are no longer fought on the campaign trail where candidates engage the electorate on their doorsteps or by debating their policies at open public meetings; they are won by the party with the slickest media campaigns where actual policies are replaced by mudslinging and the demonising of political opponents.

Dedicated grass roots party activists have been replaced by expensively recruited PR professionals, advertising executives and image consultants who design media campaigns based on information supplied by political scientists using information from pollsters and focus groups.

Proof of this perversion of democracy is not difficult to highlight. One would think that after a five year Parliament the current representatives would know exactly the issues that are of most concern to their constituents and therefore campaign accordingly.

In Great Britain at least, the days when politicians listened to their constituents and represented them in Parliament are long gone. Expensive foreign PR consultants are deigned to be better equipped to write manifestos and decide what's best for the people.

David Cameron's Conservative Party has hired Australian Lynton Crosby, a professional PR man, as their top election strategist.

Ed Miliband's Labour Party have hired American David Axelrod, President Obama's PR man, as their election strategist.

Nick Clegg's ridiculously named Liberal Democrat Party have engaged, as opposed to hired, a South African PR man named Ryan Coetzee. While the other two parties are paying their PR men out of party funds, the Liberal Democrats are re-charging the taxpayer for the services of Mr. Coetzee.

The idea that an Australian, an American and a South African are best qualified to articulate the hopes and aspirations of the British people is absurd. They are hired as propagandists to convince the electorate by fair means or foul, mainly foul, that the politicians are on their side when they are so obviously not.

As far as the British election is concerned, what should have been a straight forward exercise for the PR men in obfuscation and election bribery has been thrown into confusion by the rise of non-establishment parties, namely the United Kingdom Independent Party, known as UKIP, the Green Party and the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists.

The Greens and the Nationalists have their niches of support but it is UKIP that is causing the most consternation in the ivory towers of the establishment party elites.

After decades of sovereignty stripping, oppressive regulations and unrelenting looting of taxpayers money by the European Union bureaucrats, along with their policy of open border mass immigration, has resulted in a trickle of support for UKIP becoming a flood.

The UKIP message is simple: Great Britain should be a self-governing, sovereign nation as opposed to a chattel of the Soviet style EU. The British people should resume control over their borders and adopt a points based managed immigration system as opposed to the current free for all madness. British values should be paramount, with British culture unashamedly celebrated as opposed to being suppressed.

Up until the surge of support for UKIP, the three legacy parties used their long established strategy of insult and smear, accusing UKIP and its supporters of being racist and members of the 'far right'.

David Cameron lowered the tone of the debate, tarnishing the office of Prime Minister in the process, by accusing multitudes of decent British citizens of being "loonies, fruitcakes and closet racists" because they love their country and prefer it to be sovereign.

As the election campaign progresses and support for UKIP holds firm, it would appear that controlling immigration with a view to reducing the numbers, clamping down on EU regulations, returning some sovereignty to Parliament, teaching British values in schools and celebrating British culture is commendable after all.

The foreign PR men of the three establishment parties have decided that 'multi-culturalism' is not that hot after all and patriotism is no longer the preserve of racists and the 'far right'.

The pollsters and the focus groups confirm that UKIP's pro-British policies are resonating with the electorate and therefore, guided by their PR machines, the politicians have adopted the position that what was thoroughly despicable yesterday can be celebrated as laudable today.

In reality what is thoroughly despicable is the hypocrisy and base behaviour of an untrustworthy political class that knows no shame and which is devoid of ethics, principle or any trace of decency.

A pox on all of them.

Stop The Iran Nuke Deal: Email Washington and let them know how you feel!

Time is running short and if you would like to try and stop Barack Obama from screwing the United States, Israel and the rest of the civilized world by making a deal that would effectively allow Iran an unfettered road to nuclear weapons, send your elected officials an email. 

The link in this article makes it very easy to do!

Teatime Totty...............

Diet, Gain Weight, Diet, Gain Weight


By Alan Caruba

My Mother taught gourmet cooking, haute cuisine, for three decades in the local adult schools, first just to women and later with courses just for men as they too wanted to learn how to make succulent dishes, delicious sauces, and to bake as well. She also wrote a cookbook, “Cooking with Wine and High Spirits”, as well as one filled with dishes that the colonial Americans enjoyed.

Meanwhile, at home, my Father and I dined daily like royalty and neither of us got fat. Why? Because eating well means listening to your body when it is hungry and not eating when it’s not. What we are never told amidst the hourly deluge of print and broadcast advertising and reports is that we are each quite individual in terms of inherited genetic traits and that our bodies have different needs as we age,

Instead we are told over and over again that we must be “thin” and that our bodies are not what the culture says is “beautiful.” Try watching television for an hour without getting this message. It starts early and, currently, the First Lady is dictating what school children should or should not eat. It’s none of her business, but it is most certainly big business when you calculate the billions earned by physicians giving nutrition advice, pharmaceutical companies, diet companies offering pre-prepared dinners, others saying their foods are healthier,  and all  the others that have climbed on the multi-billion dollar gravy train.

An excellent book by Harriet Brown, “Body of Truth”, ($25.99, Da Capo Press) should be must-reading for everyone who has spent their life obsessing about every bite of food they eat. Based on extensive research, over twenty pages of notes citing her sources, she says what virtually any physician, nutritionist, or diet-peddler already knows. “Unfortunately, the evidence suggests that dieting makes people neither thinner, nor healthier. Quite the opposite, actually nearly everyone who diets winds up heavier in the long run, and many people’s health suffers rather than improves, especially over time.”

“Each of us thinks our obsession with weight and body image is ours alone,” says Brown. “We blame ourselves for not being thin enough, sexy enough, shaped just the right way. We believe we’re supposed to fit the standards of the day” and it starts very early in life; by as early as three to five years old.

This is not a personal issue,” says Brown. “This is not about your weakness or my laziness or her lack of self-discipline. This obsession is bigger than all of us. It’s become epidemic, endemic, and pandemic.”

“Weight-loss treatments are cash cows,” says Brown, “in part because they don’t work; there’s always a built-in base of repeat customers.”

In page after page Brown cites facts that too often do not make it into the pages of the newspapers and magazines we read, or on the radio and television we listen to and watch. For example, “The average American is in fact heavier (by about twenty pounds) and taller (by about an inch) than we were in 1960. And dire predictions notwithstanding, the rates of overweight and obesity leveled off around 2000. We’re not actually getting heavier and heavier; our collective weight has pretty much plateaued.”

Moreover, all those psychotropic medications we’re being prescribed to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychoses, and other mental health conditions “are known to cause weight gain, especially when taken over a period of time.”

We are constantly told that being overweight or even obese takes years off one’s life, but Brown’s research found that neither condition increased a person’s risk of dying prematurely and being mildly obese increases it only slightly. As you might already suspect, it is the lack of physical activity that poses a great health risk.

Brown cites studies that found that being physically unfit was as much or more of a risk factor for heart disease and death as diabetes, obesity, and other weight-based risk factors. Researchers argue that “it’s better to be fit and fat than unfit and thin.

If any of this hits home with you, if you find yourself criticizing a child for their size and weight, looking in the mirror and being displeased with your own, obsessing over everything you eat or serve, then Brown’s words should be embraced when she says “We’d do better for ourselves and our children if, instead of pushing diets and surgeries and medications, we look at real-world strategies for eating more fruits and vegetables, getting enough sleep, dancing, playing sports, and other joyful physical activities.”

“Normal eating is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it—not just stop eating because you think you should.” 

“Normal eating is giving yourself permission to eat something because you are happy, sad, or bored, or just because it feels good.”

Listen to what your body is telling you. The message has been passed down from generation to generation of your ancestors through your genetic code. Eat what you want. Stop dieting. Stay active and fit.

There’s countless, endless messages about your weight and how your body looks. When you decide to feel good about yourself, you will be free to ignore them.

© Alan Caruba, 2015

ICON Derelict: 1948 Buick Super Convertible - Jay Leno's Garage

Jonathan Ward stops by with his latest Derelict project. It may look old-timey, but with 700 hp, it drives like a Corvette ZR1!

Cartoon Round Up....

Receding Harry Line

Monday Mopsies...............

H/T Paul B

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Late News................

Judge fines Washington florist over same-sex wedding flowers

Attempts to Undermine Democracies by Present Day Fifth Columnists

Boko Haram extremists disrupt Nigerian election

A New Type of Dyson Sphere May Be Nearly Impossible to Detect

Iowa forfeiture: A 'system of legal thievery'?

Florida Church That Hosts Naked Paint Parties Loses Tax-Exempt Status

Former CFO Adam Smith, Who Slammed Chick-Fil-A, Lives on Food Stamps in an RV

Christian Icons of Propaganda - Sabeel and Desmond Tutu

Turkey: Is the AKP's "Spell" Reversing?

The New Census Projections: From White America to Alien Nation in One Lifetime

$20B project building highways in the sky using GPS

U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together

China Missile Test Highlights Space Weapons Threat

Arab League agrees to create joint Arab military force

Iran nuke talks in critical phase; deadline is Tuesday

This Device Records Your Snores to Track Your Sleep

Movie-inspired gadgets and technology

Thanks to iOTW for this one...................from Rico

Far too many can say this today, thanks to the 'fundamental transformation' by the Left.............

Obama's War Against Israel Continues..................from Dan Friedman

'Dangerous accord' with Iran worse than Israel feared: PM

A Uniter.......................from Rico

Remember Barry saying he'd be "a uniter, not a divider?"
- Well, if not you could be forgiven. He talks a lot, and like most "talkers" he confuses 'talking' with 'doing' (as do his man listeners)...and his being a chronic liar, constantly talking out of both sides of his mouth, does add to the confusion.
Well "aloha snackbar" all y'awl!
The Sunni Arab world must be more 'nuanced' than the Western Progressive Media is, since they have figured-out Barry's game which is to be cozy with Shiite Iran and enable their push to dominate the Islamic world (for starters).
- Another brilliant bit of Foreign Policy by Barry "closet Muslim-boy pitting" the bad guys against the bad guys that says if you LIKED Arab Spring you'll LOVE Arab Winter!.
The Sunni Muslims have agreed to form a Joint Military Force, proving that Barry IS a uniter.....just of Muslims, not anybody else.
Former US Ambassador to Libya Stevens could not be reached for comment.

Is There a Psychiatrist in the House?.................from Dan Friedman

Perhaps you’ve noticed that more and more, Obama is being described in harsh terms implying he’s dysfunctional. Obsessed, delusional, narcissist, megalomaniac, temper tantrums, psychopath and Orwellian are just some of the many examples I plucked from recent news items.
Not to pat myself on the back, but all those segue nicely with comparisons I’ve made to Pharaoh and Haman. As Jews we should know, things that happen here on the ground are a reflection of what happens in Heaven - all of which is plainly foreshadowed by the archetypes we find in our Torah.

Five years already?...................from Rico

Despite 6 years of "recovery" the average person is getting poorer, not richer.
Why? Government mandated healthcare insurance.
- The increased cost of healthcare, and healthcare insurance (thanks Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare), is leaving them le$$ for anything else.
The wise Milton Friedman once said "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."
- Gee, Barry signed ObamaCare in March 2010, and we're ending March 2015.
Hard to believe it's been 5 years already!
- My how time does fly! And sh*t still floats............

H/T Paul B

Speaking on WHOSE Behalf?..................from Rico

Lovely, just lovely.
- Words simply cannot express..........
Thankfully they still have a "free press" in the UK, because the US Ministry of Truth (aka Obama's Poodles)  would NEVER allow anything like this to be tossed publicly about....the tossers.
The UK's "Weekly Standard" headlines read Iranian Defector: "U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran's Behalf."
Let that sink in for a moment.
With a pResident like that America, who needs enemies?
And under the Count of Catsup (who has just been awarded the honorific "the least effective SecState in the last 50 years" by a survey of Academics), what could possibly go wrong?
- Hillary could not be reached for comment, but an aide loudly complained that 'Benghazi should have been the tie-breaker for her.'

Iran Reporter Defects; Spills The Beans on Obama & "Deal"................from Dan Friedman

[Never thought I’d say this: Keep a bag packed. df]
Amir Hossein Motaghi tells Iranian opposition TV that US is ‘mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other P5+1 members’

Bedtime Totty...............

Hillary...A Joke...from TPC

Very funny joke concerning Hillary Clinton, her Benghazi failure of leadership that led to death and disgrace, her impeached husband and her general tenure at the State Department!

Segregation - Ethnic Communities Demand The Return Of Apartheid.........From Daniel Thomas

Warnings that imported ethnic communities in Great Britain and America would eventually demand separate, self governing  areas were not only ignored by the advocates of 'multi-culturalism', they also saw fit to demonise, smear and vilify the messengers.

It's worth noting that the same people who are currently caving in to the demands for segregation in Great Britain and America were the most outspoken when it came to apartheid in Southern Africa.

When one looks back at recent history it's hard to find a political cause that was as widely supported and celebrity patronised than the Anti-Apartheid movement of the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Ignoring his well recorded past as a communist, a terrorist and a wife beater, Princes, politicians and publicity seeking pop stars alike joined the undignified scramble for the ultimate photo opportunity with the adopted symbol of their cause, Nelson Mandela.
(It would appear that the policy of not negotiating with terrorists has its exceptions when one assumes moral superiority with respect to civil conflict but I digress)

In order to understand the scale of the hypocrisy concerning modern day segregation a very brief recap of history would be apt.

Bringing to an end white rule in Africa was the priority for the global elites who committed themselves to re-ordering the post war world. This re-ordered world was to be based on equality of nations and people regardless of ethnicity, culture or religion.

Imposing an integrated, multi-cultural, borderless world, governed by themselves of course, where inequality is removed as a cause of conflict was - and still is - their ultimate goal.

This is all very Utopian but the inconvenient truth is that some nations, religions, ethnic groups and cultures are more advanced than others and as a consequence they will be more prosperous and therefore unequal.

To overcome this and impose equality, a program of de-civilisation was instigated using mass immigration from the third world into the developed world combined with a media campaign to smear anyone who objected. With the connivance of the current leaders of the civilised world, along with the the UN/EU, this process is on-going to this day with visibly disastrous consequences.

To the world leaders of the day, buoyed up by cynical opportunists and unscrupulous celebrities who jumped aboard the anti-apartheid bandwagon, the policy of white imposed separate development was more than abhorrent, it was the epitome of all evil.

Interminable UN resolutions combined with campaigns of civil disobedience, sporting boycotts, sanctions, disinvestment and much more were employed to end segregation and impose a so called "multi-cultural rainbow nation".

To the chagrin of the anti-apartheid movement and the sanctimonious advocates of a mythical integrated 'multi-cultural society', the ending of white rule in South Africa has been a violent, blood drenched disaster for all ethnicities, religions and cultures. This proves beyond doubt that the ideal of ending white rule took priority over the wellbeing of the South African people.

Also, to their chagrin, it is not white people who are refusing to integrate into their 'multi-cultural societies' and who are agitating for segregation, it is the different ethnic groups, religions and cultures that are flooding into the developed world in their millions determined to, encouraged even, to remain culturally isolated.

The high profile ant-apartheid movement that agitated for decades to end segregation in South Africa is conspicuous by its absence as Great Britain and America are carved up along ethnic/religious/cultural lines.

Where once there was a noisy reception for anyone associated with segregation or the South African regime there is only a deafening silence.

In England there are calls for black only schools because cultural incompatibility is causing a disparity in educational achievement.

In some parts of London housing developments have been built for black tenants only.

In Enfield, North London, "whites not welcome" graffiti was sprayed at a Primary school.

In the English midlands a white family moving into a housing development has been threatened on the grounds that its "for black sisters and brothers" only.

The former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, Trevor Phillips, is lamenting the fact that Great Britain is 'sleepwalking into segregation where communities are living parallel lives but he is ignoring the fact that it is at the behest of his own black community.

One journalist is even claiming that "ethnic minorities deserve safe spaces without white people".

There is no bigger example of apartheid and separate development than the hundreds of Muslim only areas administered by shariah law where medieval cultural practices are performed with impunity and where the anti-apartheid zealots remain silent.(See here)

How things change as the years go by; the current British government and its establishment, filled to the gunwales no doubt with anti-apartheid zealots from the past, are too addicted to political correctness to stop segregation and are now actually funding it.

One is bound to ask the question why, if ethnic minorities dislike Great Britain and its people to the extent they want to institute apartheid and live separate lives, why on earth to do they bother making the journey to this damp, windswept island in the north Atlantic often from more desirable locations and why the agitators from the past remain silent?

But What Does the Supreme Leader Say?


Iran's Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali-Khamenei

By Alan Caruba

What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms deal that the United States is leading all comes down to just one man, Sayyed Ali-Khamenei, otherwise known as the Supreme Leader of Iran.

In the 21st century, it is hard to comprehend that a nation could be ruled by a man whose powers supersede that nation’s president, its civil government, its judiciary and its military. Iran has had only one other Supreme Leader since its founding in 1979, Ruhollah Khomeini who held the position until his death in 1989. The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran overthrew the Shah in order to secure greater freedom, but the Iranians ended up more servile than before.

This is who Obama and P5+1 team (France, Great Britain, Russia, China, plus Germany) is negotiating with as they move toward the March 31 deadline for the talks. Khamenei has already said that the only thing he wants is the immediately lifting of the economic sanctions that are credited with bringing the Iranians to the negotiation table.

The negotiations have to be seen in the context of Iran’s daily cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”  They have to be seen in the context of a history of Iranian aggression against America and Israel that has included the bombing of our Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, attacks on U.S. embassies and countless other examples of their bad intentions, not the least of which has been its sponsorship of two anti-Israel groups, Hezbollah in Lebanon and, to a lessor extent, Hamas in Gaza.

Any nuclear deal that permits Iran to continue to enrich enough uranium to make its own nuclear weapons is a very bad deal. Netanyahu came to the U.S. at the invitation of Congress to make that point as the leader of the nation the Supreme Leader intends to destroy. We would be next.

All this is just slightly insane when one considers that President Obama has been obsessed with reaching an agreement with Iran before and since he took office in 2009. He has done everything possible to demonstrate his desire to remove the obstacles to conferring approval on Iran. In the process, he has made us look and be weak.

It is hopeful news, therefore, as reported in The Hill that “Congress is growing hostile to the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, leaving President Obama with little political cover as he approaches a critical deadline in the talks. Should a deal be reached, it would transform U.S. and Iranian relations and potentially give Obama the most important foreign policy achievement of his second term.”

His most significant foreign policy failure, however, has been his betrayal of Israel, the only ally in the Mideast that the U.S. truly has had. Declassifying information about Israel’s nuclear arms was pure treachery. That said, it was no secret and no doubt has protected Israel against apocalyptic destruction.

Consider the Middle Eastern foreign policy failures Obama has had to date. The Saudis and other Gulf States have abandoned hope that Obama would resist the Iranian proxies taking over Yemen. They are pursuing their own military operation there. Egypt which replaced the Muslim Brotherhood with a U.S.-friendly president has not seen any renewal of the former friendly relations that existed. Iraq is in turmoil thanks to Obama’s removal of U.S. troops in 2011 and even has Iranian military units fighting ISIS. Syria has been in a civil war that has killed thousands. It’s a long list but it comes down to Obama’s ending of the U.S. role in the Mideast.

Just as the Iranians are controlled by their Supreme Leader, we have a President who sees himself and his role in a similar way. He has demonstrated his dissatisfaction with the Constitution and the limits it puts on the Executive branch. He has ignored Congress and has been experiencing reversals of policy by the judicial branch. In the case of the Iran negotiations Congress has been kept in the dark along with the rest of the American people.

The Secretary of State, John Kerry, has declared that any outcome of the negotiations would legally non-binding. If so, why are they being pursued? Such negotiations at the treaty level have always required the consent of the Senate, but the Obama regime is seeking to by-pass that mandatory factor.

On the other side of the table, it has been reported that the main stumbling block to agreement has been Iran’s failure to cooperate with a United Nations probe into whether it tried to build atomic weapons in the past. If United Nations inspectors, in the future as in the past, are unable to verify that Iran is not continuing its nuclear weapons program, there is no way an agreement of any kind could be achieved.

On March 26, the Washington Examiner reported “The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.”

You can be very sure that the Supreme Leader is watching this closely. If he can continue to get the kind of negotiations—an accord—that will result in Iran becoming a sanctions-free, nuclear-armed nation, he will permit the deal to proceed.

The Iranians, as always, will cheat on any deal to achieve this goal. Sadly, everyone at the table knows that, but Russia and China have strong economic reasons to pretend otherwise.

If the Supreme Leader gets what he wants the prospect for war in the Middle East would increase immeasurably. The threat level to the U.S. and Israel would be off the charts.

© Alan Caruba, 2015

Video satire of every business news report you have ever seen!...from TPC

Ever watch business news and wonder about what it is that they are trying to say?

Or does it seem that no matter what you watch it all just sounds like the same basic crap day after day?

Cartoon Round Up....

Teens and Distracted Driving

It's not just teens, of course. You can spot a distracted driver almost immediately. They drive slow and erratic. They're dangerous. I want to force these people off the road and give them a merciless physical thrashing.

Here's the full report: "Six of Ten Teen Crashes Involve Driver Distraction."