Progressive shocker! Bill de Blasio’s plan to keep NYC parks clean of used syringes has opposite of intended effect

Law of Unintended Consequences yet again confirmed

Is there anything progressive politicians ever do that does not validate the Law of Unintended Consequences? People’s Exhibit #9,402:

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to have junkies toss their used syringes into special receptacles has failed to clean up drug-infested parks, and the bins are serving more as suggestion boxes — spreading the message that the city is OK with them shooting up there.

Official statistics obtained by The Post from the first six months of de Blasio’s controversial program show that parks in the Bronx are still littered with dangerous hypodermic needles, with nearly 60,000 found on the ground compared with just 7,000 in Hizzoner’s 44 locked containers.

Even worse, the green metal bins are seen as a welcome mat for druggies to take over the parks, said one addict who openly injected himself in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx Thursday morning with what he said was a speedball of heroin and cocaine.

“They’re giving permission with that box,” said Javier Martinez, 32.

The best way to get de Blasio to figure out how to keep parks free of discarded syringes would be to challenge him to come up with a way to make the problem worse, then he might inadvertently come up with something that accomplished the opposite.

Anti-capitalist bonehead quote of the week

Socialists, communists, anarchists, nihilists, and all manner of freeloaders have been whining lately about “economic violence.”

Here’s one example:

Not to be Captain Obvious, but apparently his presence is required: If housing is a human right and nobody should have to work to get one, WHO’S GOING TO BUILD THE F*#KING HOUSES!?!

Here’s a semi-dramatization of this post:

Nutty Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee suggests re-naming ‘welfare’

“I left my Thorazine at home again!”

There’s no reason prog insanity shouldn’t be entertaining:

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who has decried the failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits before its December recess, is talking about changing the vocabulary of assistance.

In a speech Jan. 8 on the House of Representatives floor, Jackson Lee suggested renaming government welfare.

“Maybe the word ‘welfare’ should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund,'” Jackson Lee said, according to a post on The Minority Report blog. “For that is what it is – for people to be able to live,” she said.

Why not just call them “paychecks” and consider walking to the mailbox to be a full time government job? I shouldn’t think out lout because SJL might run with that.

Noted climate scientist Al Sharpton debunks Fox News debunking of global warming

Just when I feel confident about the position I’ve taken on an issue, along comes Al Sharpton to let me know I’ve chosen wisely:

That’s not a lab coat Sharpton’s wearing — it’s a lace-less straight jacket.

“Just because it snows in winter doesn’t mean the planet isn’t getting warmer.” Remember that in a few months when just because it’s hot in summer is evidence the planet is getting warmer.

Obama-Defender Laugh-Line of the Day

At the end of a short article at Mediaite by Andrew Kirell entitled “President Obama is not the same as Mitt Romney on gay marriage,” there’s this gem:

The distinction is clear: Obama is (perhaps ironically?) opposed to using the government to impose his views — however slippery they may be — onto everyone else.

And the crowd reacts:

Isn’t the Obamacare law at the Supreme Court right now mostly because of something called a mandate? Or how about the birth control mandate? Drilling moratoriums? Trying to force the market into “clean” energy by throwing taxpayer money into crony capitalism sinkholes? Job killing EPA regs? Executive Orders that skirt Congress? The list goes on.

Doesn’t use the government to impose his views… puh-leeeze!

(h/t American Glob)

Unwatchable MSNBC Host: Would Romney’s Lack of Alcohol Use Put the Nation in Jeopardy?

My guess is that Martin Bashir only has a job at MSNBC in order to help make Al Sharpton look like a genius by comparison:

On his Monday MSNBC program, just a week after condemning former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to hell based on the Book of Mormon, afternoon host Martin Bashir cited a column from The New York Times’ Timothy Egan to suggest that Romney isn’t fit for the White House because he does not drink.

“A teenage taste of beer aside, Mitt Romney does not consume alcohol, which begs the question — will total abstention put his candidacy, perhaps even this great nation, in jeopardy?” Bashir said. “That’s the conundrum that could be drawn from a column by New York Times writer Timothy Egan, who does not deal in half measures.”

Oh, I don’t know, Martin… I’ll bet Romney knows what “begs the question” means and how to use it properly, even without the alcohol.

An actual example of “begging the question” can be found in Bashir’s assumption that the country isn’t in greater jeopardy already because of Obama. So much for the “a pint of Guinness for a president once in a while will save the Republic” theory.

Pic of the Day, ‘Welfare Rights’ Edition

I put this on Twitter yesterday but it’s too blogworthy not to post here:



The protest is against the construction of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings that would replace the Metrodome, which has apparently been eaten.

A “pro-stadium construction” argument that might win that person over is “You can’t eat footballs, but stadium hot dogs are freakin’ awesome!

Bullet Hits White House Window; Update: Suspect Arrested in Pennsylvania

It’s a good thing the authorities already have a suspect in mind, or else somebody might have blamed this on those darn Teabaggers (if they haven’t anyway).

As a matter of fact, the truth could be in the opposite direction:

ABC News has learned authorities are increasingly concerned that a man sought in connection with a bizarre shooting incident on the Washington Mall last week may pose a threat to President Obama.

The Secret Service now suspects that a bullet fired in this incident may have hit the White House after a bullet round was found in a White House window, though the round had not yet been conclusively linked to the incident. The round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass, while an additional round has been found on the exterior of the White House.

Police believe the suspect, 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega of Idaho, is mentally ill. Ortega has an extensive record, ranging from domestic violence to drug charges. Sources say a police investigation has uncovered evidence suggesting Ortega has a fixation on the White House.
Authorities suspect Ortega has been in the area for weeks, coming back and forth to the Washington Mall. Before the shooting, he was detained by local police at an abandoned house. U.S. Park police say Ortega may have spent time blending in with Occupy D.C. protesters.

He certainly would blend in nicely with the Occupiers, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, the MSM refuses to stop linking the Tea Party and Sarah Palin to the shooting of Rep. Giffords, when in fact it was the work of a mentally ill lunatic, probably not unlike the person above who the media would never dare link to the Occupy protest.

Update: AP reporting the suspect has been arrested at a Pennsylvania hotel.

Update II: More on the suspect here. Thankfully he was caught.

Ed Schultz: Jim DeMint is Racist for Saying ‘Break’

In the upcoming election, in order to see which words in the English language will have a racist connotation, simply open the dictionary and look at all of them, because everything that is said in reference to Obama will be racist. Even the word “break”:

Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s the Ed Show, believes that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is pandering to “white Republicans out there who don’t like black folks” and accused Sen. Jim Demint, R-S.C., of using racist langauge in his opposition to Obamacare.

On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an “old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate.” Schultz’s example? He quoted Demint saying that “If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, “It will break him.”

Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that “break” is a racist verb, “a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves.” Accordingly, the Demint line demonstrated “how dark some of these racial discourses can be in presidential politics.” Peterson said that Cain, by naming Demint as a possible VP pick, “gives those folks a pass” on racism.

Oh give me a break! Oops…

These pinheads have now officially become Saturday Night Live skits. By the beginning of 2012, some of these “Lean Forward” idiots will be be claiming that Herman Cain was in the Klan and was once spotted burning a cross in his own front yard.

That was on the program of the same Ed Schultz who cried “racism” after Rick Perry used the term “black cloud.” And the right is the side with a race preoccupation? That even had Jon Stewart mocking Schultz.

Does Ed Schultz ever actually listen to himself? A black candidate is reeling in the votes of white people because they don’t like black people? That’s like saying Ed Schultz is winning over viewers who don’t like thuggish, loud-mouth, misoginystic, left-wing talking heads.

On tonight’s show, Ed Schultz and Dr. James Peterson will out Ivan Drago as a racist: