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The Many Faces of Evil

June 12, 2009

As you all know by now, except for the cave-dwelling fans of this site, James W. von Brunn has been charged in the murder of a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.  Suddenly every know-it-all psychologist and psycho-analyst and political commentator is struggling to answer the age-old question…

“Why?”

For some reason, every time there is a senseless crime of violence that makes the headlines, everyone wants to dig deeper into the cause–no, no, the ROOT cause of the problem.  It is not enough that Mr. Brunn is crazy.  It is not enough that he is disturbed–the world believes that “evil” just doesn’t exist and if it does, it is too easy an explanation for crimes like this.  It’s a cop-out.  So liberals especially, but all of us to some degree, struggle to understand what would cause a human to do an unthinkable thing.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, an associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance and Harold Brackman, a historian and consultant to the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote an article for the Washington Times that does not discuss evil, but discusses hate.  In their article they state the following:

“The bloodbath at the U.S. Holocaust Museum is a national wakeup call. Energized by the Internet and inspired by age-old prejudices like hatred of Jews and blacks, a new breed of haters is among us. Whether by organized conspiracy or spontaneous contagion, this breed of haters is sure to spread. We must forge new strategies to meet this deadly challenge. Simon Wiesenthal once said: “I do not judge societies by the number of Nazis but by how many anti-Nazis are prepared to act.”  Now is our time.”

A “new breed of haters?”  They are suggesting we need to “forge new strategies.”  This is a “deadly challenge?”  If that is true, when did the “breed of haters” they are referring to become “new?”  They mention the following:

The Bronx Four” involved prison converts to extremist Islam who were arrested while believing they were planting C4 plastic explosives at a New York City synagogue. Their leader – James Cromitie, aka Abdul Rahman – pointed to people walking on the street near a Jewish community center and reportedly said, if he had a gun, he “would shoot each one in the head.”  Scott Roeder, accused in Kansas of killing late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, boasts in jail that more such assassinations may be in the works.  Abdulhakim Muhammad (formerly, Carlos Bledsoe), accused of murdering one soldier and maiming another at an Arkansas Army recruitment center after returning from a murky pilgrimage to Yemen where he may have become the time bomb reimported into the United States.

The article then goes on to identify the real problem–the author makes the point that these are predominantly “home-grown haters.”  See it is our fault.  In fact it could be argued that it is conservatism that is really to blame.  See this quote from the article:  “One common denominator of today’s violent bigots is the viral medium of the Internet, which supercharged and validated Mr. von Brunn’s hateful vision and also that of white far-right extremist Mr. Roeder.”

Oh, now I get it, the Internet is to blame and of course far-right extremism.  The left LOVES to find crazy guys that think that it is okay to kill abortion doctors and then label them as “right-wing” or “far-right.”  The salivate at the chance.

Yesterday on a local news program I heard an “expert” say that the reason Mr. von Brunn shot these people is in part because we have the first African American President and there is much more tolerance of gay marriage and rights in this Country and because the war in Iraq has feuled the fire of hatred among those who are pre-disposed to such thinking.

(Pause)

(wrapping duct tape around my head to keep it from exploding)  (one more piece….there)

(taking 10 deep breaths and thinking about puppies and flowers)

The reason Mr. von Brunn shot the security guard is becuase he IS EVIL and likely CRAZY!  It is evil at work here.  Wake up leftists, progressives and Statists–EVIL EXISTS.   Human beings can and at times will be evil human beings and crazy human beings.  There is not a “new breed” of haters in the world–there have always been people that hate.  For example, I hate beets, eggplant, “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang, socialism, progressivism, killing of unborn children, temperature over 90 degrees, snakes and a certain Dallas-based airline.   It is okay to hate things.  Hating people is wrong–but so is stealing from them and so is driving drunk and so is attempting to convince us that the government needs to crack down on thought.

I don’t agree with hating people for any reason–especailly race, national origin, color, gender, lifestyle or even being a die-hard Democrat.  But how can we as a society be tricked into believing that hate can be legislated away?  It is madness.

This man is evil–he didn’t kill anyone because Obama is the President (if he did then he is less a hater than he is a nut job).  He didn’t kill the security guard because he hates Jews.  He killed him because he is evil, crazy or both.  And Liberals–Don’t you dare call him a right-wing extremist.  I dare say that lumping him in a catch-all label that includes conservatives is by its very nature “hateful.”

There are many faces of evil–but not every face.  Hatred doesn’t have a face because it is not a state of being, it is a way of thinking–and that, even when repulsive, should not be regulated.  We need to punish evil in our society and accept the fact that when someone does something evil, society, George Bush, Iraq, Big Oil, and Conservatives are not to blame.  The blame for what happened to that security guard rests in the soul of one man–Mr. von Brunn!

In case you don’t get the point, here are some more faces of evil:

Okay so maybe I’m being a little too dramatic, I mean–eggplant isn’t actually evil.

-Murphy

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GM Bankrupt, New York Freezing, Obama Blowing our Money-Welcome to Summer!

June 1, 2009

In a not-so-surprising move today, GM filed bankruptcy.  In an even more not-so-surprising event, the Dow is surging ahead and having a great day.  At the time of this post (2:00 p.m. CST) the dow is up 235 points.  But no worries, as you have probably heard the US Government is going to own 60% of the company when it emerges from bankruptcy, after giving it another 500000000 gazillion dollars to assist it in its restructuring.

Once again, the government saves the day.  But wait, if the Dow going up after one of our biggest industries files bankruptcy isn’t weird enough, there’s more…

Much to the shagrin of Al Gore and his ilk, there is a freeze warning for New York today–yes TODAY!  But wait, don’t say no to this post yet, there’s even more…

Obama-michelle plane

Our fiscally conservative President, only weeks after telling us all we need to “have skin in the game” and we need to “tighten our belts” and we all need to participate in giving more, decides to take Michelle out on a date.  Not just any date though, a $24,000+ date.  Yes, instead of catching a show in the Presidental box at the world-famous Kennedy center, he decides to get 3 planes, 2 helicopters, staff, press, limos and all and hike it to New York city for dinner and a Broadway show.  One of the patrons in the restaurant allegedly overheard our President say something like “Let Them Eat Cake!  HA HA HA HA HA.”    Hmmmmm…. 

So let me be the first to welcome you to what will assuredly be a fantastic summer of fun, excitement and hypocrisy.  I mean just look at Michelle…

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She got so exicted for her rich night out that she forgot she was a fashion icon and grabbed a purse that matches Air Force One, but not her dress.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Congrats GM, Dow, NY and of course, BHO for making the first day of our summer months weirder than the last 5 months. 

-Murphy

Way To Go California! Yes-I Just Said That!

May 21, 2009

Normally I think that the bumper sticker above is simply redundant.  I mean this is the State of Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco and OJ Simpson and I expect it to be a haven for liberal ideas.  Then the voters cast a “No” ballot for same-sex marriage and I thought maybe there was a break in the liberalism.  But I wasn’t convinced.  Well today I am.

Today this version of California was (at least for now) put to rest:

Obamatopia

Today I read that California voters came out in and voted against five different tax hike proposals.  In fact, in all but one ballot vote the “No” votes were 65% or greater!  Now the California Legislature will have to figure out how to cut $23billion from the budget to avoid a deficit.  This is a clear message that the “tax and spend” ideas of the left are running out of support and steam.  California, a heavily taxed State already, has had enough.

Imagine–if California has had enough, how do you think people are feeling in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Louisiana and other predominately Red States? 

So this post is a salute to the great State of California for finally pushing its voters hard enough that the conservatives have come out of their deep sleep and voted.  I can only hope that the rest of the Country will follow suit shortly.

So all of this “no taxes” stuff really has me excited.  I mean, maybe I could actually live in California–let’s see what it has to offer:

Okay, well…I guess I’ll just hang out here in Texas for a while–but way to go on that voting thing–which I have now already forgotten.

-Murphy

National Debt’s Accomplice–You and Me!

May 14, 2009

Of course we have known for a long time that Obama is in fact “Superman.”  It was revealed during his campaign when he posed next to one of his own statues:

And, of course the cartoon makers are racists since they have always depicted his cartoon and movie persona as a dashing dark haired white guy.  But that is a different post.

One of the things we here at MKCB have been trying to discover is what his actual superpower is.  I mean the cartoon version has super strength and x-ray vision and can leap tall buildings etc… but the “real” superman has to have a super-power.  What could it be?

For a while I thought it was super fast capitalism destruction or super socialism but today it was revealed in all its glory.  Before I reveal it to you let me show you how we got there.

Today in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, President Obama attended a town-hall style meeting.  In that speech he stated that “We can’t keep on just borrowing from China. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.”

{thought bubble–“that’s odd, Barack never says stuff like that when he is in Washington”}

He went on to say that in reference to credit card debts, “We have been complicit in these problems,” he said. “We have to change how we operate. These practices have only grown worse in the midst of this recession.”

{thought bubble—hmmmm, how exactly does credit card debt relate to the National Debt?}

And there it is—the source of his real power.

Are you ready?

Barack Obama’s superpower is….Blame Shifting. 

I know, I know, you are stunned at this revelation–but it is true.  And it has been right in front of our eyes all along.  During the campaign he was a master at shifting blame for every ill in society to Republicans, the Bush administration and Big Oil.  Since taking over he has eloquently discussed how the problems he is facing were inherited and how he is here to solve them.

And now–with the velvet touch only he can provide, our President, in the same speech has somehow shifted the blame, at least in part, for our National Debt–which by the way is a product of Government spending–to us by telling You and Me that we have too much credit card debt.  Wow!–It is truly super.

Get ready–the next shift will be when sugary foods and our consumption of them will be the real culprit behind our health care “crisis” and therefore, high health care costs will be our fault as well.  He is a master.

So I have attempted to design a new costume that better fits his superpower.  I’ve seen this version:

But a big “Zero” on your chest doesn’t really inspire me too much.  The “S” is already taken so after much consideration I’ve come up with this:

Obamabs

You know, for “blame shifting.”    Hmmm…I think it fits him perfectly.

-Murphy

Health Care Reform, Taxes on Chips, Bankers Salaries, Oh My!

May 14, 2009

socialism illustrated

ALERT!–ALL SATIRE HAS BEEN PUSHED ASIDE FOR THIS POST.

-That’s right, I have decided that I simply cannot make light of the ongoing barrage of socialistic filth that is coming down from Mount Olympus, er… Washington D.C.  Today I heard a report on how Congress is considering taxing soft drinks, sugary foods and chips.  Which by the way, discriminates against fat people–didn’t I do a post about this at one time…

(See https://mklasing.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/instead-of-taxing-babies-how-about-taxing-caprisun/)

Then I heard a report about how Congress wants to regulate how bankers get paid–even with banks that did not take any bailout money.  Then I hear about how Nancy Pelosi has guaranteed a health care reform bill by August.

After my head exploded and I picked up the pieces of my severed skull and taped it back together I realized something that I have been denying for the past 7 months.  I am really really mad.  Not just a little mad–but REALLY mad.

Since the election I have tried to be understanding and humble about the outcome.  I know that although 58 million people did not vote for Barack Obama, 60 million did and those 60 million are entitled to their reasons and feelings and this is a free country and blah, blah, blah, blah.

However, numerous people have told me recently that they voted for Mr. Obama because they “were afraid that McCain was just another Bush,” or “I had no idea he would take us this far to the left,” or “we just needed a change,” or “I gave the Republicans 8 years and they didn’t take care of things.”  And now I’m just mad.

I’m mad at the voters–I’m mad at you if you voted for Barack Obama.  I know it seems like sour grapes and all that–but here is a newsflash for you liberals–it is not about ME winning or ME getting my way in the election.  It is about what is best for our Country.  It’s about not allowing all of our freedoms and liberties to be sucked into the socialistic vaccum cleaner of the Democratic Party.

So I’m Mad at each person who voted for Mr. Obama.  And as the Country slides further into socialism YOU are to blame.  When my daughter is 80 and cannot get a hip replacement without a 6 month wait-YOU are to blame.  When unemployment hits 20% under the thumb of over taxation and regulation, YOU are to blame.  When our military can no longer defend our Nation because of the dismantling of our post 9/11 defenses put in place by the Bush administration-YOU are to blame.  When we slip from lone Superpower to being dependent on the good graces of Europe, China and Russia-YOU are to blame.

So today I’m mad–I’ll get over it I suppose.  I don’t mean any offense to any liberals out there (and I know how easy you take offense–at least I didn’t post a giant picture of a nativity scene) or any friends who voted for Obama.  After all, I’m confident you will rectify this situation in 2012–I just hope it won’t be too late.

-Murphy

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Business Failing? Well Raise Your Prices-Just Ask the Post Office

May 8, 2009

As we all know, many companies are having a tough time in this economy.  Part of the reason is that people are not spending their money but instead are saving it for the coming days of socialism that are being thrust down our throat by the Obama administration.  Part of the reason it that people don’t have money to spend.  The other reason is that the product or service simply stinks and no one wants it.

So what are these companies to do?

Let’s take GM for example.

For years, they make too many products that look the same but have different names and prices.  For years, with the exception of their truck line, they make a far inferior product than does Toyota and Mazda and Honda.  All they needed was a little recession and suddenly they are in the tank.  Not to mention the fact that they are hamstrung with union requirements that make the cost of making a car far more than necessary and cuts their profit margin to the bone.  So instead of filing bankruptcy last fall like any other company would do in this situation, our Government, encouraged by George Bush and Barack Obama later has “loaned” GM billions of dollars to get them back on their feet.  Imagine if you were asked to take your tax payment and invest it in the market instead of giving to the Government.  It is unlikely you would have invested it in a failing company or industry.  You, instead would have purchased a big chunck of Exxon or Wal-Mart or something that actually works.

But have no fear–the Government does not learn from its mistakes–it continues to take over, er, I mean assist the auto industry. 

Well I’m no economist, but I have an idea for GM–Why don’t you raise your prices?  You know, take a Suburban from $38K and make it $60K.  Why, that’s another $22K in profit right there per car. 

I can see you are skeptical of my idea.  I mean after all, what moronic company or industry would look at a recession, can the marketplace and realize it has some real strong competitors and RAISE its prices in an effort to save itself? 

What kind of arrogant, myopic, self-absorbed, idiotic, short-sighted fool would do such a thing?  That is what you are thinking–but wait there is a “company” that is going to give this method a shot…

That’s right, the United States Postal Service.  They have the right idea.  I mean with email and FedEx and UPS and email and Twitter and Facebook and email–they have some stiff competition.  And what better way to encourage you to use the old “snail” mail system than to pay more for it.  So as of Monday, a First Class Stamp will be $.44 and a host of other effective and efficient services will be increased as well (in price that is, not in effeciency or effectiveness).

I mean–after all you are a patriot aren’t you?  You wouldn’t dare purposely not use a stamp that say, looked like this?

It has the Statute of Liberty on it for the love of all that is good and decent.  Besides, how do you expect the USPS to be able to keep affording to pay a slew of people and artists to come up with stamps like these:

 

 Personally I like this one:

So come on America, if your business is failing, if competitors are driving you to Bankruptcy, and, of course, if you voted Republican and therefore do not qualify for a bailout, simply do what the experts do at the USPS–raise your prices. 

Then—call me and let me know how that is going–or actually, just send me an email.

-Murphy

Axelrod Says Tea Party is Unhealthy–Are you Feeling Sick Yet?

April 20, 2009

Leave it to CNN to continue to find ways of interviewing biased individuals who will fall into step and say that the Tea Parties were irrelevant, a joke, mean-spirited, insane, extremist–and now they are trying “unhealthy.”

Senior White House advisor David Axelrod says that the protests are un “unhealthy reaction.”

So I started wondering–have people become less healthy since the parties?  I have decided to take to the streets and find out.  The last thing I wanted was to make anyone sick.  I also wondered if protesting in general might make someone unhealthy.

So first, let’s check in with those who protested against the Tea Parties–you know the protestors of the protestor.  Here is the Houston anti-Tea Party group:

Hmmmmm..well, this person certainly seems depressed–but I think her health is okay.  Maybe this is a bad example.

Let’s check in with a Code Pink protest:

Well, obviously protesting in this form has two unhealthy effects.  It causes people to over-capitalize their words and it has allowed some poor person to believe that red purses match pink dresses–yeesh!  So here is “some” evidence of unhealthy effects.

How about Global Warming protests:

Yikes–this protest turned a human street dweller into a half-polar bear half person.  That is definitely unhealthy.

Although this protest is kind of cute.  And then there is the protest against bankers:

That seems unhealthy–and weird.

But what about the Tea Party protests?  Are they unhealthy?  Let’s look at a few:

 Cincinatti, Ohio

 

Orange County

 

San Francisco–really

 

Trussville, Alabama

 

Bethlehem, New Jersey

 

Orlando, Florida

houston-tea-party

Houston, Texas

Seems to me everyone looks pretty healthy–I mean except for the patriotism, the sense of community, the desire to make our Country a better place, the support of our troops and the willingness to speak out to stop the radical flow of government control and spending.  Except for that they seem healthy.

I think the only thing making anyone who attended these protests sick is the demeaning, childish comments coming from CNN reporters and members of the Democrat party who would rather belittle someone than take them seriously.  Well there is a cure for all of this unhealthy behavior.  Vote Conservative!

-Murphy