Archive for ‘No Sheeples Here’

July 25, 2009

Harvard plot thickens

by Smitty (via Memeorandum)

The Harvard plot thickens just a bit.

Dan Riehl has some excellent analysis of the seemingly-uncharitable charity the Inkwell Foundation, Inc. Possible motive for taking a reactionary stance towards a policeman?

Confederate Yankee has a snarky take:

It’s too soon to know for sure if Gates has done anything illegal with the funds that his charity hasn’t properly accounted for, but I was Gates, I wouldn’t worry.
If Obama Justice Department will cover for the New Black Panthers, I’m sure they’ll cover for a personal friend, even if he acted “stupidly.”

Big Hollywood had an Amy Holmes post with some Harvard context, about non-students invading the Yard for nefarious reasons.

Carol at No Sheeples Here quotes the good POTUS about having the good fellas over to discuss the kerfluffle he helped build:

“So at the end of the conversation there was a discussion about—my conversation with Sergeant Crowley, there was discussion about he and I and Professor Gates having a beer here in the White House. He also did say he wanted to find out if there was a way of getting the press off his lawn. I informed him that I can’t get the press off my lawn.”

Carol offers

Mr. President, that’s NOT your lawn, it’s the people’s lawn and the White House is NOT your house it is the people’s house.

So, let’s put this together. There was gross, rampant, institutionalized racism at one time in the United States. Since then, we’ve had plenty of people of all ethnic backgrounds arrive in academia and in society who are anointed to preach the evils of the path, and, purportedly, lead us into some shiny, post-racial future.

What Are The Entry Criteria For That Future?

When do we take the police report at face value, and just admit that somebody was disorderly? Because it looks more as though we’ve simply got a priesthood that is going to manufacture the occasional ritual to perpetuate itself, becoming the very thing it set out to despise.

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June 5, 2009

No Sheeples Here scores!

by Smitty

Do check out this link. The photoshop goddess at NSH scores again with the POTUS in a keffiyah, juxtaposed with the Sphinx.
It’s “I’m the man, the ass” meets Ozymandias. It’s “I won” meets

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

May 31, 2009

The Unintended Consequences of Advertising

by Smitty

  Fellow VA blogger Fisherville Mike posted some nifty Photoshoppery by Carol, of No Sheeples Here fame. The graphic, which I won’t re-post, so that FM will score some hits, features a SCOTUS nominee and some frogs posing a question about her wisdom.
  The frogs refer to some advertising from a beer company, circa ten years ago. Cut to YouTube, where I sought the original advertising, and found a six-and-a-half minute compilation:  Perhaps it would have been funny to watch a pre-Sopranos, Chicago-on-the-bayou tale of thuggery and ineptitude ten years ago.
  Today, the whole sordid affair resembles the Obama administration.

May 23, 2009

Isn’t she extraordinarily clever?

Carol at No Sheeples Here, I mean:

In college, I minored in art with an emphasis on commercial design. Carol’s site has such a distinctive look, and she tries to use artwork in every post. I appreciate that in a blog.