Some people can’t take a joke

The NSA doesn’t want you to have this t-shirt:


So buy one here.  A$$holes.


“…surely we have an obligation to try.”

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Tip from The Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential, via the Instapundit.

Gasahol is Genocide

American and European biofuel mandates and subsidies are starving the Guatemalan working class.

GUATEMALA CITY — In the tiny tortillerias of this city, people complain ceaselessly about the high price of corn. Just three years ago, one quetzal — about 15 cents — bought eight tortillas; today it buys only four. And eggs have tripled in price because chickens eat corn feed.

Brought to you by the same folks who would denounce the United Fruit Company.

Tip from the Knowledge Problem.

Update (14 January).  The mandates are hitting Americans in the pocketbook as well.  Tip from the Instapundit.

The Man Who Defected to North Korea

Anyone who believes in something for nothing is already half on the road to being swindled.

Fortunately, millions who have defected to the People’s Democratic Republic of California are finding it easier to escape.

Update (22 July).  And then there’s this poor mook who’s looking for an Islamic paradise.  Tip from Via Meadia.

Not the conversation he expected, is it?

When he was campaigning for election, Barack Obama said the country needed to have a “conversation about race.”  In the wake of the Martin-Zimmerman tragedy, we’re getting it, but I don’t think it’s the I-talk-you-shut-up-and-listen conversation he imagined.  Black folks are disenchanted, and some white folks are tired of shutting up.  The President may have triggered a serious gunnysacking, one that could cost him re-election.

Update (7 April).  Derbyshire’s widely discussed article got him bounced from National Review.  Contrary to Dan Rielhl’s observations, things like this tend to support Derbyshire’s contentions.  And of course, right on cue, the usual suspects generate a rumor about the Neo-Nazis showing up (from Detroit, no less!).  Some conversation!

Gotta be a coincidence, 31 March, 1 April…

Wow, I almost missed it!  Tonight is the Greenies’ April Fool’s Eve celebration, EARTH HOUR, wherein folks indulge in a pointless demonstration of energy conservation by sitting in the cold and dark at 8:30 pm* for A WHOLE HOUR, like some kind of stoner mook who took too many downers.  I’d be more inclined to get on board if they were showing solidarity with these folks

instead of some fuzy-headed idea of Saving the Planet from Big Energy.

Amnesty International founder Peter Benenson coined the ultimate Earth Hour motto: “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

* OK, at my house the sun doesn’t set until 7:52pm.  You didn’t think a bunch of limousine liberals were going to sit in really dark dark, did you?

Tip from Michelle Malkin, who’s often in Dutch, but never in the dark.