Saturday, March 31, 2012

Educational Crash Course #172

Another Installment of Diogenes'
  Public Service
Educational Series:

" Creative Writing 101"
(Suggestive Punctuation)

Next in Series:    
How to Become a Successful Drama Queen
in Todays Media  with Keith Olbermann


Has the U.S. State Dept. Stabbed Israel in the Back?

"Start viewing this administration as an existential threat to Israel"

Four senior American diplomats -- most likely in the State Department -- as well as senior intelligence officers appear to have leaked a key military relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel.

Doug Ross has the details...

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fishnet Friday


Quote of the Week

On the Liberals' Supreme Court Shock:

"The panicked reception in the mainstream media of the three-day Supreme Court health-care marathon is a delightful reminder of the nearly impenetrable parochialism of American liberals. They're so convinced of their own correctness — and so determined to believe conservatives are either a) corrupt, b) stupid or c) deluded — that they find themselves repeatedly astonished to discover conservatives are in fact capable of a) advancing and defending their own powerful arguments, b) effectively countering weak liberal arguments and c) exposing the soft underbelly of liberal self-satisfaction as they do so."

"That's what happened this week. There appears to be no question in the mind of anyone who read the transcripts or listened to the oral arguments that the conservative lawyers and justices made mincemeat out of the Obama administration's advocates and the liberal members of the court." — John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine Editor and Former New York Post Editorial-Page Editor

MLK Niece: Stop Playing The Race Card

With the race-baiting twins in full action mode, MLK's niece calls on Jessie Jackson and
Al Sharpton to STFU till the full investigation is complete.  

Rev. Al has broken out the tropical suits and the high-humidity
hair treatments and grabbed his bullhorn.

Daily Caller - "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece is criticizing the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson for politicizing the Trayvon Martin shooting and leveraging racial tensions to rile up Americans.

Conservative activist Dr. Alveda King, now the director of African-American outreach at Priests for Life and the founder of King For America, said she hopes Sharpton and Jackson stop “stirring up the people without positive solutions” in Sanford, Fla., and elsewhere in the U.S.

“I would believe that, by stirring up all of the emotions and reactions, I wanted to encourage them to remember the man that they say that they followed, to remember that his message was nonviolence and very loving,” King told The Daily Caller, referencing her late uncle. She added that she wanted to encourage Jackson and Sharpton “to talk about nonviolence and not to incite people with that race card that they are very good at playing."

“Nonviolence was a very important part of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,” she added. “So, we want to encourage people to be nonviolent in their responses, to be thorough in their research and that justice must be done…We want justice to come, but we want nonviolent responses to this really tragic and terrible incident.”...Read more here......

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LBJ on Barack Obama

Original Oil Painting by Andy Thomas

Titty Bars for Trayvon!

If you find yourself in Greensboro, NC, on Wednesday night and feeling a little randy, you are invited to visit a local titty bar to show your respect and love for Trayvon, and to proclaim your demand for justice. Just FYI.....
via American Digest

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Obama Camp Promotes 2012 'Hoodies'
So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on 'sale', it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Trayvon Martin?

It should be noted that there’s nothing suggesting the above hoodie is a new produce offering. In fact, the sale would suggest it has been around. But even if it’s not a new product, it is still curious as to the timing of the sale. Coincidence?
The Blaze

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bizarre Squared

From Fuzzy Logic
"We saw the venom spewed when Andrew Breitbart died, every time Dick Cheney has a health scare (or heart transplant), and every time something violent happens (such as the Arizona shooting and the more recent Florida shooting): leftists are filled to the very brim with the most putrid hatred imaginable. They curse, they swear, they blame, they agitate violence, they make rape and death threats, they put bounties on people's heads (including making Wanted Dead or Alive posters that were initially used to mock President Bush but now seem like a great idea. Somehow), they call for the murder of policemen . . . you name it, if it's repellent and evil, the far left says and does it. Publicly and with absolutely no self-reflection, filtering, or chagrin. They're proud to be irredeemably reprehensible and tell themselves it's okay because they're the "compassionate" ones. Unreal."  
"Being a leftist means being totally exempt from their own phony standards (does anyone really buy all the faux "outrage" anymore? I know I don't.). We know this, but what's amazing to me is that they don't even see it. They somehow manage to justify calling for the murder of innocent people as . . . what? I honestly don't know. It's impossible for me to even begin to understand this warped mindset. But it is one that is certainly shared with their Dear Leader, a man who makes enemies lists, attempts to shut down opposing viewpoints, and has a policy of "rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies."  
"They're being led by the Pied Piper of evil, and most of them love it, being rather evil themselves, they strut along proudly behind their false messiah (Mmm, mmm, mmm!) and support policies that not only blatantly destroy our country but that enslave the very people they claim to want to help. However, there are those among them, or seemed to be in the Twitter game, who seem genuinely duped. It's these people we may be able to reach and shake from their slumber."
Please read the entire post here

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Democrats Call for Bill Maher to Apologize

From the New York Times:
To the Editor:

Re “Please Stop Apologizing,” by Bill Maher (Op-Ed, March 22):

 We’re both women who have worked in Democratic politics and the media for decades and find Bill Maher’s misogynist treatment of women candidates deeply disturbing. Coincidentally we both hail from Alaska — where women are treated as equals — so perhaps our threshold for this kind of behavior is less than here in the Lower 48.
 Mr. Maher has implicitly attempted to tie his own demeaning attacks on women to the unrelated issue of partisan-motivated fake outrage, which we agree is tiring. While others have been held to account for their sexism, Mr. Maher remains unrepentant for his attacks on women in public life.
 How can we expect women to run for office when they are essentially told to “lighten up about” and accept misogynist attacks? The Women’s Media Center has found that such attacks on women candidates have a measurable negative effect on how voters view them.
 Our message to Mr. Maher and his ilk is: Please start apologizing.
Washington, March 23, 2012

Ms. Lee is the former executive director of the Democratic Governors Association. 
Ms. Powers is a political commentator who worked in the Clinton administration.


Mahar has a history of going far beyond the normal satire people open themselves up to by being part of public life. His ugly, sexist and misogynistic attacks on women don't entitle him to hide behind comedy or large contributions to political campaigns.


Google Creates New Social Network for Al Quaeda

Google's New Goats +
Google Inc., in it's never ceasing quest for advertising revenue today announced it's new social  network "Goats + " geared toward the terrorists organization, Al Quaeda, hiding  in mountain caves and dessert hideaways.

Google spokesman Ben Sputt said "todays announcement marks the first chapter in Google's humanitarian phase, reaching out to a population that because of security reasons are not fortunate enough to be able to use the normal social networking platforms such as Facebook or Google +  as way to stay in touch with friends and lovers in the goat community."

 Al Quaeda freedom fighter, Ahmed Al Sahiit, thanked Google in an encoded dispatch to the Mountain View, California headquarters released to the media in a press briefing today saying " it's very cold and lonely up in the mountain caves, and sometime our trusted goats are our only warmth and Lovers. It is good to be able to stay in touch, after they find new companionship, with our favorite goats after being separated due to helicopter raids or  falling  bombs from the air by the filthy running dog imperialist infidels. We find the kindness and concern of the infidels at Google almost heartwarming. Praise be to Allah."

Google is rumored to have promised new high level closed loop security for Goats + communication in return for copious amounts of advertising revenue from the Mideast economies heretofore unreachable.

Al Quaeda leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri, was not available for comment, but is rumored to be jubilant at the announcement.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don't Let the Media Worms Get to Your Head!

New From Diogenes' Cellar Laboratories!


Joe Is At It Again....

Weekly Standard
"Yesterday, a reporter from the Irish Times responsible for the foreign press pool report of a breakfast with Joe Biden and Irish prime minister Enda Kenny noted that the "[vice president of the United States] seems to have an inexhaustible supply of Irish sayings." But it wasn't just Irish sayings--Biden also threw in a dirty joke at the official White House reception."
"You know there’s and old Irish saying," Biden said. "There’s all kinds of old Irish sayings. (Laughter.) At least my Grandfather Finnegan, I think he made them up, but it says, may the hinges of our friendship never go rusty. Well, with these two folks that you’re about to meet, if you haven’t already, there’s no doubt about them staying oiled and lubricated here. Ladies and gentlemen -- (laughter) -- now, for you who are not full Irish in this room, lubricating has a different meaning for us all."

 Seems Biden can’t show up at any event without acting like the manager of a used car lot. 

Being more apt to be found in the hall of elks, on the 7th days eve, in a green suit of leisure with white shoes pulling a draft, slapping backs and yacking it up; the second in charge of the great nation yet pulls at our legs, and leaves us all to beg for more spirits to quell our hysteria. Winnebago Man cometh.


Your Government in Action.....

The food stamp program, managed by the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing food stamps to more than 46 million people in the USA.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also managed by the Department of Agriculture, threatens to prosecute those who "Feed Wild Animals".........because the animals may grow dependent upon us and not take care of themselves.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I told them I didn't want to be on the Left!

This is where it all began........
(only known existing photo of Diogenes)


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Krauthammer Schools the PBS Libs.......Again.

You can't see it in the video, but rhetorically Charles Krauthammer again pulls his saber and drives it deep into Nina Totenberg's bag of leftist propaganda, this time on the so called Republican "War on Women" and public opinion. .....Its a beautiful thing to behold.

"Liberal echo chamber elite cocooning.”


I Didn't Know Groucho Ever Meet Barack Obama

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”— Groucho Marx


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing for Control Over all US Resources

With last years military maneuvers on the west coast that look suspiciously like crowd control and intelligence gathering practice, along with recent drone overflights of U.S. cities, now quietly the White House announces to little fanfare this little jewel.... 

You can read the whole Executive Order for yourself Here.

In short, the 'National Defense Resources Preparedness' order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security.  The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order's functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime determinations.
Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the "Act").
(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;
"Executive Orders created for national defense and national preparedness are not new in American history, but in each instance they brought about a Constitutional crisis that nearly led standing Presidents to hold dictatorial power over the citizenry......" 

"The Obama administration appears to be preparing for a long drawn out war in the Middle East, or at the very least, an expected crisis that will require the need to override Constitutional authority and claim dominion over all resources in the United States under the guise of national security...." - The Examiner 

[snip] violent OWS uprisings in major cities this summer that raise fears that could very well cost him the White House?

H/T sig94

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Looking Through Some Old Business Records and Found This.......


Our Teleprompter President’s Oratory

 A Comparative Analysis 
Conservative Resources

Barack Obama is renowned for his speechifying, but comparing him to historical figures is downright dispiriting because of the wide chasm that separates him from them. If Obama is a great orator by today’s standards, then we have a problem with our standards.

The man reads from his teleprompter like a pro but has little of import to say, lies shamelessly, uses eighth-grade language, leans heavily toward long-windedness, and stumbles over his own tongue like a stroke victim when the teleprompter is unavailable. This passage from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, delivered to a divided nation during the Civil War, shows how far standards have slipped:....Keep Reading........

H/T Larwyn's Linx

And now a word from Sigmund.......


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Diogenes has Bugs

Seems our recent yearly computer operating system reinstall and cleanup wasn't the usual 1-2-3 success we usually achieve, and things are a bit wonky on both machines. 

 We hope it was only a bad update or corrupt file, but we leave that up to the monkeys to decide. In the meantime, I'm taking a short vacation to play with some new toys. 

I leave you with my thoughts of the whole situation......


Monday, March 12, 2012

I Purpose a Question.....

Why Would Anyone in Their Right Mind Run for President?

Take Mitt Romney for instance. He has a good life, his health, a devoted wife, tons of money, exceptionally thick hair, seemingly dozens of sons who look exactly like him, and so on. Yet he’s decided this isn’t enough and is running for president, with the result he now spends his days forced to make conversation with people he normally wouldn't let valet park one of his wife's Cadillacs. And watching him makes me wonder, “Why would anyone enter a presidential campaign?” After much contemplation, these are my possible reasons:

1. Believe your leadership will make America a better place.

2. Believe that, while your leadership won’t necessarily help  America, probably less damaging to America than the leadership of the jerk currently running things.

3. Believe that, while your leadership will almost certainly be spectacularly damaging to America, at least you’ll get the paycheck instead of the jerk.

4. America owes you the presidency (you’ve served your country nobly in at least one war).

5. America owes you the presidency (you’ve held a lot of other government jobs; might as well have this one too).

 6. America owes you the presidency (you’re very rich and if a very rich man can’t get what he wants, why did you bother inheriting that money in the first place?).

 7. Your dad ran for president and didn’t win; need to reach the White House to restore family honor.

 8. Your dad ran for president and did win but lost bid for reelection; need to restore family honor by claiming the White House for two terms this time.

9. Your moron husband was president; you might as well be president too.

10. Don’t actually want to run for president, but do want to boost your speaking fees and possibly get a book deal, so sticking it out for now.

11. Don’t actually want to run for president, but do like the media inexplicably taking you seriously when you mention you might want the job, plus you’ll need something to do when The Celebrity Apprentice is canceled.

 12. Don’t actually want to run for president, but have been brainwashed to seek the White House and overthrow the American way of life in a Manchurian Candidate-type deal.

13. You’re really, really sick of being the governor of Arkansas or Wisconsin or Nebraska or whatever messed up state you happen to be running and it seems a way out.

14. You’re already convinced armed men follow you everywhere, so shouldn’t be too tough to adjust to Secret Service protection.

15. You love what America was, but hate what it’s becoming.

16. You hate what America was, but love what it’s becoming.

17. You’re surprisingly neutral on America past and present; hope that ruling it for a time will stir up some passion one way or the other.

18. Chicks dig really
presidential candidates.

19. Free food, free gas, free house and a really cool airplane to ride around in for at least 4 years.

20. If you run for president enough times, someone will think you're really smart and make you Vice President (that one worked out pretty well, didn't it).

Let me know which ones I’m missing.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

Osama Bin Laden's Eldest Wife May Have Collaborated with CIA

The IndependentOsama Bin Laden, physically and mentally frail and holed-up in a secret compound in a Pakistan garrison town, may have been sold out to the Americans by his eldest wife who was furiously jealous of the al-Qa’ida leader’s preference for a younger bride.

An eight-month investigation carried out by a retired senior Pakistani army officer, Brig. Shaukat Qadir, suggests Bin Laden’s eldest wife, Khairiah Saber, was so upset that after she moved into the house in February last year that she collaborated with the CIA teams that were hunting him. “Absolutely, I’m sure about it,” said Mr Qadir, speaking yesterday from Rawalpindi. “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

The retired officer has based his investigation on interviews with officials from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and access to transcripts of interviews with Bin Laden’s three wives who were living with him in the Abbottabad house. The widows remain in Pakistani custody and who have this week been charged with visa offences.

Mr Qadir was also permitted rare access inside the compound, where he was shown blood-stains purportedly belonging to Bin Laden, who was shot dead by US special forces. He said the motivation to invest his own money and time in the issue was the number of contradictions that appeared in the various accounts of the CIA’s surveillance operation and the eventual raid to kill Bin Laden, who was codenamed Geronimo." 

Keep Reading......

Friday, March 9, 2012

Do to Temporary Difficulties.........

Image Stolen  from

Fishnet Friday


Thursday, March 8, 2012

On Condoms and Catholics....

By Matthew@The Lunatic's Asylum
RE: The recent tempest regarding the ObamaCare mandates on birth control vis-à-vis religious institutions.

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me that Muslim religious institutions must comply with the law, too. There has been a curious silence on this matter. One would either expect that any Muslim negatory response would come with an ostentatious explosion, or since one has been lacking, that another 'secret' deal has been brokered behind the scenes which exempts the Exploding People from this provision of ObamaCare.

I'm also waiting to hear from all those Left-wing retards who screamed about the draconian threats to personal liberties and privacy that were embodied in the Patriot Act to explain why it is that the government should respect a terrorist's right to privacy, vis-a-vis wiretapping in order to prevent a mass murder, and that it should have the right to drag people's sexual lives into the light of day and infringing upon people's right of conscience in order to score a cheap political point on behalf of a walking-wounded President who hasn't got the proverbial snowball's chance in hades to be re-elected.

I'm not expecting to hear anything especially logical or coherent on either account, so there's no point in waiting for answers.

 A few words about birth control, which Muslims have been practicing since 632 AD -- only now with explosives and televised beheadings...oh, sorry, this isn't about Muslims, and I seem to have gone slightly off track. My apologies.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

MSM Preview of a Brokered Republican Convention


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bill Clinton to Join Obama for Fundraisers

From Bloomberg:
"Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a series of campaign fundraisers, according to three people familiar with the matter. The 42nd and the 44th presidents will appear together at events in the coming months in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, according to one of the people.
The New York fundraiser will be attended by donors in the financial services industry, said the person, who like the others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they hadn’t been authorized to talk about the events.  The prospect of a meeting with Obama as well as the former president, whose favorability rating was 67 percent in a Pew Research Center poll last year, may entice more donors.........."

"Democrats cheered the move and said it signaled a new stage in the campaign. The show of Democratic unity comes as Republicans are in the middle of a protracted primary fight."
Read More.........

Romney Offers Gingrich Deal

Middle Finger News Exclusive:
Drop out Now, I'll make you President of the Moon

In an apparent effort to mend the rift within their own party, a Romney spokesman told us that after the Super Tuesday primary results are in, they plan to offer that if he drops out of the presidential primary race, a Romney Presidency would gladly support Newt Gingrich as the first "President of the Moon" should the candidate's plan for a moon colony come to pass.

"Gov. Romney would be happy to take up the Speaker's idea of establishing a moon colony as a U.S. state, or whatever it was he proposed, as long as he drops out of the race now, and then, once it's established we can send Newt up to be president of that, hopefully sooner rather than later."
"There's nothing I'd like better than to see Speaker Gingrich on the moon," said Romney at a campaign stop Monday, drawing prompt agreement from the likes of Sen. Tom Coburn, former Sen. Bob Dole, CNN's John King, Gingrich's first wife and Gingrich's second wife.

TV talk show host Nancy Grace said today she also approved of the idea of a moon colony, so long as it contained no "sickos, perverts, psychos, criminals, kooks, killers or members of the Casey Anthony jury." As to whether she thought Speaker Gingrich fit into any of those categories, Grace thought for a moment and responded, "Well, I know he wasn't on the jury."

More and more, the GOP establishment has been rallying around Romney out of fear that Gingrich may gain some momentum and end up winning the nomination and prove unelectable against Barack Obama come November.

Gingrich, for his part, noted again at a campaign event yesterday that if the Obama administration had spent as much money on the space program as it had on food stamps and green fees, "We'd already be floating around a manned U.S. moon colony."

Gingrich said Obama was misguided in squandering this opportunity, and reiterated a point he'd made in his book To Renew America that moon colonization will be especially popular for couples, given the positive effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse. "Personally I can't wait," he said.

When told of the comment, President Obama responded by throwing up a little bit in his mouth.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Quote of the Day......

"How many of us find ourselves looking forward to that fried chicken, mac and cheese, pound cake after church on Sunday. Some people come to church just for the fried chicken"- Michelle Obama during an interview on Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Sunday show “Lift Every Voice”

Way to pump out the ‘fried chicken and black people’ stereotype, Michelle.
Imagine if Rush or Beck said that.......

Saturday, March 3, 2012

This Is Your Life : Barack Obama

With Sincere Apologies to Ralph Edwards....

We Begin at the Beginning......

Born Barry Soetoro
August 4, 1961.......Somewhere?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $38,500 to Save My Ass

Obama has shattered the amount of time and number of events 
any president has ever spent to focus on saving their own job.

Mark Knoller - CBS
By day's end, President Obama will hit 100 on the campaign fundraising scoreboard.
He reaches the century mark by doing four money-raising events for his re-election campaign during a seven-hour swing through New York City. The visit follows a speech this afternoon here in Nashua, New Hampshire on the energy components of his strategy to boost the economy and create jobs. It has taken Mr. Obama less than a year to do a hundred re-election fund-raisers since he officially filed his candidacy for a second term with the Federal Election Commission on April 4, 2011.
The hard-driving effort to raise money has taken Mr. Obama to 13 states. The contributions taken in at Mr. Obama's fundraisers go to the Obama Victory Fund, an entity set up to raise funds simultaneously for the Obama for America campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The most well-heeled contributors are asked to contribute $35,800 each. It's the legal maximum under FEC rules and get split this way:
$2500 maximum to Obama campaign primary campaign
$2500 maximum to Obama campaign general election campaign
$30,800 maximum to the Democratic National Committee
The Obama campaign fundraising juggernaut has accumulated far more money than any presidential candidate.
The latest filing with the FEC shows the Obama campaign has raised over $140 million of which $106 million are from individual contributions. And as of January 31st, the campaign boasted a war chest of nearly $76 milllion collars "cash on hand." That compares to $63 million raised to date by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign, which had $7.6 million to spend as of the end of January.
Money doesn't always buy a political victory, but in 2008, a vastly superior war chest was an undeniable factor in helping a junior senator from Illinois win the presidency in a campaign against Arizona Sen. John McCain.
As president, Mr. Obama has yet another fund-raising advantage. He can travel the country at relatively little cost to his campaign. When he flies to Los Angeles for a series of fund-raisers, his campaign pays only a minuscule fraction of the $180,000 per hour it costs to fly Air Force One.
Like its predecessors, the Obama White House refuses to disclose exactly how it calculates the costs of political travel to be reimbursed to the government by the Democratic National Committee or the Obama campaign.
Unlike his predecessors, Mr. Obama claims to run the most open and transparent White House in history. When it comes to details of political fundraising, the transparency is opaque.