Archive for February 13th, 2009

February 13, 2009

Avoid the rush . . .

. . . denounce Marcus Epstein now!

The aforementioned Mr. Epstein, writing in an anti-immigration blog and quoted in a recent New York Times editorial, said: “Diversity can be good in moderation — if what’s brought in is desirable. Most Americans don’t mind a little ethnic food, some Asian math whizzes or a few mariachi dancers — as long as these trends do not overwhelm the dominant culture.” . . .
Mr. Epstein, assimilate this: There’s no one American “dominant” culture. There never has been. Throughout history, American culture has evolved, and will continue to evolve, with the ebb and flow of immigration from different parts of the world.
It’s all a matter of time. Send in the mariachis.

First, the New York Times, now the NY Daily News — say what you will about the kid, but he’s got all the right enemies.

February 13, 2009

Canada (hearts) Obama

The Great Beige North:

The new American president has even become the centerpiece of the Canadian Black History Month, which until 1995 had been known as “February.”
Why do we have this? In 2002, the Parliament of Canada also transformed May into Asian Heritage Month. Both cases are somewhat inconsistent with the official Canadian cultural policy. Whereas the United States’ “original sin” was African slavery, Canada chooses to hold a month-long celebration/dirge for the Aboriginal peoples. . . . Aboriginal history and questions of land claims, reservations, and self-government are regularly spot-lit in schools, the media, and politics. Yet, Aboriginal interest groups like RAPA are still lobbying the House of Commons to declare June the Aboriginal History Month, thus far only municipally successful in the prairie city of Regina. . . .

There’s more, and you should go read the whole thing. But now, it’s time for the Official Theme Song:

South Park – Blame CanadaThe funniest bloopers are right here

Hate Canada: Because It Ain’t Illegal Yet!

February 13, 2009

How Democrats destroyed the economy

Tom Blumer explains, with charts and statistics and stuff like that. Even if you only slightly understand Blumer’s analysis, you’ll know about 1,000 times more about economics than Maxine Waters does.

February 13, 2009

Scientific breakthrough!

Already, the Obama administration is producing wonderful new discoveries:

PALO ALTO, CA – An international mathematics research team announced today that they had discovered a new integer that surpasses any previously known value “by a totally mindblowing s—load.” Project director Yujin Xiao of Stanford University said the theoretical number, dubbed a “stimulus,” could lead to breakthroughs in fields as diverse as astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and Chicago asphalt contracting. . . .

Yeah, you should read the whole thing.

February 13, 2009

Don’t click that link

It’s about 2 minutes of a stupid film trailer, and you’ll never get that 2 minutes back again. To say nothing of the lost IQ points . . .

Gabriel Malor, you’ll pay for this!

February 13, 2009

Mystery solved

Jules Crittenden informs us that the Dutch city of Leeuwarden has lost its municipal pornography archive.

Check Ace‘s hard drive. If Ace doesn’t have it, it doesn’t exist.

Next question?

February 13, 2009

1,434 pages, $789 billion and . . .

. . . not a red cent for me. Or you. Isn’t that kind of interesting? I mean, Congress porks up a massive package that’s supposed to stimulate the economy, and yet they’re not giving me or you one thin dime? Who’s getting all this money?

Never mind. It’s such an emergency that they’re going to vote to pass this damn thing Friday, before anyone can even begin to figure out where all that money’s actually going. Philip Klein:

If they don’t sleep, perhaps the American people will get a window of a few hours to learn what’s happening with $789 billion of their money.

Michelle Malkin:

Chuck Schumer says we don’t care. President Obama says we don’t need anymore debate.


Hey, Michelle Lee Muccio is kinda hot.

OK, just a little snark to lighten things up. (I saw her first, Allah; she sent me the video via Facebook.) But now, back to the total bummer: The Economic Destruction Act of 2009 doesn’t need more debate. The Democrats are going to rape the taxpayers, Arlen Specter’s Jellyfish Caucus is going to assist in the crime, and that’s all there is to it.

UPDATE: Via Sister Toldjah, Obama lied, jobs died:

President Obama today repeated the claim we asked about yesterday at the press briefing that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., “said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”
Caterpillar announced 22,000 layoffs last month.
But after the president left the event, Owens said the exact opposite.
Asked if the stimulus package would be able to stop the 22,000 layoffs or not, Owens said, “I think realistically no. The truth is we’re going to have more layoffs before we start hiring again”

Ain’t Hope wonderful?

UPDATE II: Conn Carroll of the Heritage Foundation says the actual pricetag of the Economic Destruction Act of 2009 will be $3.27 trillion. No matter how you calculate it, the amount going to me — and I’m the only person I really care about — is zero. And the amount going to you is exactly the same. So, that’s two of us getting zero out of this transaction, buddy.

Somewhere out there are some people who are actually going to cash in big-time, and right now they’re doing the happy dance. Look around you tomorrow, and if you see anybody looking especially happy, punch ’em in the nose. Call it “social justice.”

UPDATE III: Jimmie at Sundries Shack:

Just know, as you’re at work tomorrow, that the Democrats will be voting to spend about $800 billion dollars without having the foggiest idea what they’ll be spending it all on. Oh, to be sure, they know how much money they’ll spend on their little pet projects but that’s it. They are taking on faith that throwing all that money at our economy is going to be good for us, even though they have no good idea where all the money is going to land.

Oh, they know enough, Jimmie. Not a penny for me, not a nickel for you, not a dime for any actual hard-working Ordinary American types. It’s all going to the special interests that pump money and votes into the Democratic Party. You can go down to Hope HQ and try applying for your share of the “stimulus,” if you want to give them a chance to laugh directly in your face.

February 13, 2009

Closing in on 1 million hits

As of 9 p.m. Thursday, The Other McCain had received 992K visits. Regular blogging began in March, when the monthly total was 6,629 visits. Traffic slowly built over the next several months, reaching 73K in August before the 292K awesomeness of September (thank you, Governor Palin).

The past couple of days — with major linkage from,, and Ace of Spades HQ — have produced more than 23K visits, and it figures that if traffic remains at even a modest 3,000 visits per day, we’ll cross the 1-million-visit mark sometime Saturday.

How should this occasion be celebrated?