The Annual Earth Day Tire Burning and Gas Powered Leaf Blower Throttle-Up

I honor Earth Day pretty much how I celebrate Earth Hour: By keeping my own little corner of the world as clean as I can while mocking those who are flying high above our homes in their private jets — possibly on the way to one of their 20,000 square foot vacation homes (I’m looking at you, “Mr. Climate”) — while looking down and lamenting how our cars, incandescent light bulbs and beef-rich diets for ruining the planet.

But I have to admit there’s an upside to the environmental moonbattery, for it gives us great moments like this:

And here’s our annual obligatory Earth Day video (language warning):

Bonus: The 13 worst predictions made on the very first Earth Day in 1970.

Flashback: NPR Correspondent Speculates About Identity of Boston Marathon Bombers

Before the identities of the Boston Marathon bombers were know, NPR’s Counterterrorism Correspondent Dina Temple Raston did a little speculating:

Did you know that Hitler’s birthday is “big” for the right? I for one stopped celebrating it the day the candles on the cake accidentally set ablaze the mustache on the likeness of der Führer and burned my barn down

I’m so happy our tax dollars subsidize this crap.

Oh, and how long will it be before NPR is giving a platform to this whifflehippie?

FBI Fence Jump of the Day

A bit of laughter amid the otherwise tense situation in Boston as an FBI agent scales a fence that he could have just opened:

Was that Mr. Chow from The Hangover?

And here’s a rich piece of irony: The injured jihadi in custody is currently being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Hopefully the hospital staff is reminding him of that several times an hour.

As far as the marathon bombing story goes, conflicting headlines:

#1Boston mayor: Bombing suspects acted alone

#2FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The King of Rush to Judgment Advises Americans: Don’t Rush to Judgment About Boston Marathon Bombers’ Motivations

Obama yesterday:

In this age of instant reporting and tweets and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information, sometimes to jump to conclusions. But when a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts. That’s why we have courts. And that’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.

“Don’t rush to judgment about the motivations of those people who are trying to kill you!” So a couple of maniacs murder three at the marathon and severely injure and maim dozens more, kill a cop at MIT, wound others, and Obama’s lecturing you and me?

Oh, come on — I’m sure he’d have said the same thing if the Boston Marathon attackers had been members of the NRA or tea partiers.

The “don’t rush to judgment” advice comes from the same president who said Cambridge police “acted stupidly” before knowing any of the facts about the arrest of Henry Gates. And Obama sure didn’t seem to rush to judgment on the Trayvon Martin case, did he?

After the bombings, Obama’s own flacks were out there saying “we shouldn’t make any inferences about who could have done this even though it’s possibly related to Tax Day”:

Boston Marathon Suspects Found; 1 Dead, 1 Still at Large; Updated

Those right-wing, tea party types that Michael Moore and Chris Matthews said America needed to be on the lookout for after the Boston Marathon bombings? Found ’em:

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.

The suspects were identified by law enforcement officials and a family member as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, brothers from a Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 and seen in surveillance footage in a black baseball cap, was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight, officials said. His 19-year-old brother – dubbed as Suspect No. 2 and seen wearing a white, backwards baseball cap in the images from Monday’s deadly bombing at the marathon finish line – escaped.

As of right now, there seems to be a standoff in Watertown, Massachusetts. Sounds like they were trying to set up for another attack when they were discovered. Chatter on the police scanner speculates that the other suspect could be wearing a suicide vest.

The YouTube page of one of the men is full of jihad videos.

Militants from Chechnya and other restive regions in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus have targeted Moscow and other areas with bombings and hostage-takings, but if it turns out that the suspects in the Boston bombings are linked to those insurgencies it would mark the first time the Russian conflict had spawned a terror attack in the West.

Wasn’t Hope & Change supposed to usher in a new era of global understanding and brotherhood? A new beginning? But I digress…

Meanwhile, the MSM has gone out of its way to avoid saying the M or I words (they would have waited just as long to describe their affiliations if the suspects were Christian pro-lifers, right? RIGHT?), but they don’t have to, because the Facebook page of one of the alleged bombers does it for them:

I’m assuming those 11 “friends” will be scrutinized a bit by authorities.

And naturally, the NRA is to blame for some of this. The amount of stupid that can fit in some people is beyond comprehension.

Update: Somebody caught trying to get out of the country?

Update II: Pic of the day — the vehicle the second suspect carjacked was sporting a “Coexist” bumper sticker:

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Update III: Somebody needs to sprinkle Abilify on Michael Moore’s pork rinds.

Update IV: An early conspiracy theory from the aunt of the two men:

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Dennis Miller Talks Terrorism on O’Reilly

Last night on Bill O’Reilly’s program, Dennis Miller made a good point about what bugs me concerning the world view of Barack Obama and many like him.

In President Obama’s statement after the bombing(s) at the marathon, he said this:

We still do not know who did this or why and people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all of the facts.

Why they did it? I never like to hear that in regards to a terrorist attack because it implies that there could be a grievance that justifies the targeting and cold blooded killing of innocent people. There is no excuse, so there is no acceptable reason (though Obama’s always looking for one, as he did following 9/11). We already know why they did it: They’re evil. That’s part of what Miller effectively addressed last night:

Biden: Shotgun Better Than AR-15 for Home Defense Because an AR-15 Could Kill Your Kids

A basic rule of shooting is “be sure of your target and what’s beyond it,” but the arguments of people like Joe Biden are predicated on the person handling the gun being a poorly trained buffoon. Pluggers also doesn’t do anybody any favors by constantly pushing the view that, in a general sense, one kind of a gun is “safer” than another:


Biden: In terms of home protection, you know, they make fun of my saying about use a shotgun if somebody’s invading your home. Guess what — use a shotgun if somebody’s invading your home, you don’t kill your kids. Use an AR-15 is goes through the wall and can kill your kid in the bedroom.

Guess what — a shotgun can also kill your kid if you blindly “shoot through the door” like Biden advised. A shotgun in the hands of somebody not properly trained to use it can accidentally kill somebody just the same as an AR-15 in the hands of somebody not properly trained to use it.

Between a rifle and a shotgun, the shotgun would be the preferable weapon in a closed quarters encounter like that (at least for me it would — your mileage may vary). However, Biden’s continual insinuation that a shotgun is somehow safer in the hands of the same hypothetical person who, in his scenario, would shoot an AR-15 in the direction of his kid’s bedroom, is ridiculous.

In any case, how any of this would have prevented another Sandy Hook is anybody’s guess. I thought that’s what this was originally supposed to be about.

Related update: The NRA shreds Nanny Bloomberg’s gun ad.

We’re Baaaack!

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Ok, here’s what happened: This domain name is registered through Dotster, and somehow the nameservers (that point the domain on which servers to go to in order to access the site when you try to load it) got deleted from Dotster. Problem was, I lost the primary and secondary nameserver addresses. So I had to contact the person who runs the server this site is on so he could remind me of the addresses, which took a couple of days. Then, after I re-entered the nameservers at Dotster, they took a day or so to re-absorb into the etherworld.

Anyway, here we are again!

Here’s something to kick the day off: Janet Napolitano said that the Boston Marathon bombing is not part of a larger plot, but that they still have no idea who’s responsible for it. That’s like saying “I have no idea who broke into my house and stole my stuff, but there’s no indication that it’ll happen to anybody else.”

I sleep better at night knowing J-Napster is at the security helm.

Ted Nugent Gets CNN Anchor in a Pickle About Effective Ways to Stop Gun Trafficking

If you don’t have time for the full interview, skip ahead to about the 6:00 mark of Ted Nugent’s interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett to see how to end a segment fairly quickly.

Ted found the coveted “common ground” the left always claims to be in search of, and Burnett had to force herself to disagree for obvious reasons, and then couldn’t get out fast enough:

Nugent: I think we can both agree that we need to stop gun trafficking. Do you agree with that?

Burnett: Stop gun trafficking? Yes.

Nugent: Illegal gun trafficking?

Burnett: Yes.

Nugent: Then you would support my recommendation that we arrest Eric Holder.

Burnett: Well no, I don’t support that.

Nugent: Well, Fast & Furious was gun trafficking.

Burnett: I have to admit I don’t support that (arresting Eric Holder for gun trafficking).

Nugent: Well I do. That’s how you stop gun trafficking — by stopping gun trafficking.

Burnett: That’s your right as an American to have that belief.

Nugent: If you want to stop gun trafficking why don’t we go after the guy whose been trafficking guns? That would be Eric Holder.

Burnett: Alright, we’ll leave it that — I would love to continue [uh-huh — DP] but they’ve been trying to get me to wrap for a couple of minutes.

I guess not everybody wants to make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down.

US Tax Code: 13 Miles Long and Growing

To the DC Dems, a 13 mile long tax code is patriotic because each mile proudly represents one of the original 13 colonies:

According to CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the current U.S. Federal Tax code is 73,954 pages long.

A standard sheet of paper is 8.5 inches in width by 11 inches in length.

If we multiply the length of the paper (11 inches) by 73,954 pages, we get 813,494 inches. That equals 67,791 feet.

A mile is 5,280 feet long. Divide the 67,791 feet by one mile and you get 12.84 miles of tax code!

That’s not nearly long enough, according to Obama’s latest budget proposal, a fiscal monster that would add many new taxes.

And the Democrats won’t stop until the Obamacare bill is at least the same size as the tax code (click here to enlarge):

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For further ridiculousness, check out Fun with the US Tax Code.