Saturday, April 10, 2010

Westboro Baptist Stops in Wheeling, Protests Dead Miners

Six Members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church stopped in Wheeling, WV and made the rounds to many of the city’s Catholic churches. They said God hated American soldiers, dead coal miners, Catholics, WV, fags, Jews and assorted others. But everything and everyone "God" hated told the crowds more about WBC than the Almighty's preferences.

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Members of the congregation from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, Topeka KS, stopped in Wheeling, WV and made the rounds to many of the city's Catholic churches. Setting up outside of St. Michaels first, the group then moved to St. Alphonsus and Cathedral of St. Joseph, before winding up with a scheduled appearance outside of Wheeling Jesuit University.

The six Westboro-ians--three adults and three children--displayed their special brand of Christianity by signs, singing and shouting. American soliders, Jews, Catholics, the Pope, fags, Barack Obama, coal miners, even West Virginia itself: all were subjects of colorful signs waved by the protesters.

Escorted by a strong police presence--at least seven officers and one rumored FBI agent--the church members alighted from a couple of dark Chevy Tahoes. At least one of the vehicles had Ohio license plates.

Westboro Baptist's website [] states that the group has participated in 43,085 peaceful demonstrations to date.

Just who were the out-of-towners? From Westboro Baptist Church:

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an Independent Baptist church and hate group known for its hatred of homosexuals. It is headed by Fred Phelps and located in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Its first public service was held on the afternoon of Sunday, November 27, 1955.

The WBC is not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions or associations. The church describes itself as following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles, though mainstream Primitive Baptists reject the WBC and Phelps.

The group is best known for its protest activities, which include picketing funerals and desecration of the American flag.

About 300 counter-protesters showed up at the Cathedral of St. Joseph appearance. According to onlookers and police, a crowd of approximately 1000 showed up at St. Michael's earlier in the day, with about half that many following the Westboro bunch to St. Alphonsus.

The crowd got into the spirit of things by alternately chanting "USA! USA! USA!" and "Go Home!" The counter-protesters also came equipped with signs, most which were much less dramatic than the ones from Kansas.

The crowd was composed primarily of people from Wheeling, a group of Young Life members, and folks from the surrounding communities. Moundsville, New Martinsville and Benwood were all represented. Several people were from neighboring towns from across the river in Ohio.

Continue reading at DBKP: Westboro Baptist: Coal Miners in Hell, God Hates WV

Wesboro Baptist Church Protests at Wheeling Catholic Churches

MORE PIX at DBKP FLASH Headline News.

More on the protests from the Wheeling News Register & Intelligencer: Anger Erupts: Westboro Not Welcomed

NOTE: The NR-Intelligencer reporter estimated the crowd size at St. Michaels as much smaller than we were told.

by Mondo Frazier
All photographs Copyright 2010 © DBKP ©



You’re Doing It Right of the Day: You know how I know you’re the most hateful organization on the planet? The Ku Klux Klan repudiated you on their official website.

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Barack Hussein Obama: Rock Star


Hillary famously conducted a 'listening tour'; Obama's been on a 38-month, non-stop 'Listen to me Tour.'

Unemployment is up--always 'unexpectedly'--consumer confidence is down and we're running out of allies to bash: just another day in the 48-month stretch known as the Obama presidency.

Rarely does a day pass that this president doesn't further the campaign that began in February 2007: The BHO 24/7 ME Tour. American Idol, March Madness, David Letterman: Obama's signature piece might not be ObamaCare--that will be long gone by 2013--it will be his No TV Show Left Behind.

The more Americans see of the preening whine-meister in the Oval Office, the lower his approval ratings go. The country is growing restive under the thumb of Barack Hussein Jagger and his band of Democrat cronies.

Originally posted at DBKP: Barack Obama: President Rock Star

While Obama and crew never miss a chance to savage "the fat cats" on TV, it's all kibbles and bits behind the scenes as Democrats attract huge amounts of special interest money.

Barack Obama recreates the Jimmy Carter years: America's enemies are laughing, her friends are nervous. And the world respects this president every bit as much as they respected Carter. Instead of handing out government cheese, this president hands out weatherstripping.

The CIA is a punching bag: under our Rolling Stone president, Eric Holder and the Justice Dept. are the perpetrators; under Carter, the dirty work was outsourced to the Senate's Church Committee. But the results are the same: America is less safe, though it will take months before that becomes apparent to the apolitical.

Instead of Iran taking American embassy personnel hostages--as they did under Carter--32 years later, they'll be going nuclear. With Obama, as with Carter, there will be no retaliation.

Who's scared of a rock star?

The only ones even paying attention to our rock star president are roadies and toadies.

That is why countries on the edge of the civilizational clash between the West and its enemies are choosing the strong horse over the rock star: Lebanon kisses up with Syria; Kyrgyzstan with Russia; and everyone within missile distance of Tehran is rushing to either acquire their own deterrents or making nice with Ahmadinejad.

How strange that the words to remember to help get through the remainder of this president's administration are "Don't give up hope."

Only 32 more months of Mick Obama to go.

by Mondo Frazier
* Freaking News

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Media Matters: Some Senior Fellow Candidates

Mark Steyn has questions.:

By the way, I understood Media Matters to be a George Soros-funded website. Is it normal for websites to have "senior fellows"? The Media Matters guy who used to to transcribe my "lame jokes" from The Rush Limbaugh Show is now apparently a Senior Fellow. Can we have some? Which NRO Professor Emeritus of Racism and Homophobia do I have to kiss up to to get a little tenured credentialization around here?

And Steyn is absolutely right: what other website features "senior fellow" other than the AARP?

Which prompted us to go looking for some "senior fellows." We found some and wondered if they toiled for Media Matters.

At Media Matters, senior fellows cover different areas of policy. Here is a senior fellow who strongly disagrees on one policy or another.

Originally posted at DBKP: Media Matters: On the Prowl for Senior Fellows

A senior fellow. Does he collect a paycheck from George Soros for listening to Rush Limbaugh? If he doesn't, he might like to know where to sign up.

Red Eye's Greg Gutfeld often uses Red Eye Robot Theater to shine a light on Media Matters' senior fellows. Is this an unemployed Red Eye Robot from one of those skits?

The most senior of MM's senior fellows is pushing 80.

A senior fellow who knows how to party! Could this be MMFA's Eric Boehlert?

Party time for the senior fellows at MMFA? (An alternate caption might have read: A gay old time?)

How many of these senior fellows are in the employ of Media Matters?

The investigation continues...

by Mondo Frazier

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African Countries, American Inner Cities: Handouts Equals Corruption



Gee, a study found that when we give poor countries money, a lot of it went to corruption.

From Study: Health aid made some countries cut budgets:

After getting millions of dollars to fight AIDS, some African countries responded by slashing their health budgets, new research says.

For years, the international community has forked over billions in health aid, believing the donations supplemented health budgets in poor countries. It now turns out development money prompted some governments to spend on entirely different things, which cannot be tracked. The research was published Friday in the medical journal Lancet. …

The research raises questions about whether international aid is sometimes detrimental. Previous studies have found pricey United Nations health initiatives haven’t paid off and occasionally hurt health systems. Experts estimate about half of international health aid can’t be traced in the budgets of receiving countries.

Originally posted at DBKP: Bailouts, Giveaways, Africa, America: Corruption

Ed, at Hot Air makes three important points about the above.

From Shocker: Massive aid does not mean improvement:

What can we learn from this study that we really should have already known?

1. Money is fungible – Giving block grants to a state for one purpose doesn’t mean that the purpose gets more money. It allows the state to divert its already-committed resources to other purposes. We’ve learned that here in the US with Porkulus block grants to states. Without accountability, that money can go anywhere and either directly or indirectly feed the corruption at the heart of Africa’s problems.
2. Corruption is the root cause of nationwide poverty – We have sent monetary aid to Africa for decades in attempts to fix the problems of poverty and disease. That should tell us that money isn’t really the root problem in these countries. The governments, mostly corrupt dictatorships, create the problems through outright theft or the imposition of incompetent central economic planning. In Zimbabwe, for just one example, it’s both. That nation’s land used to provide for much of Africa’s food, and now it can’t even feed itself.
3. We need to change direction in Africa – None of us want to see an entire continent fail, but we apparently have two choices. Either we drop billions on Africa every year in aid that extends the status quo, or we cut off the aid and force African nations to change from within. The US had moved toward the latter in the last few years, but guilt-trip initiatives (however well meaning) keep putting political pressure on nations to maintain the status quo.

More handouts enable corruption.

NOW, Quiz Time Question:

What's the difference between dishing out free money to a long-time, one-party ruler of a poor African nation and giving it to a long-time, one-party ruler of an American inner city--say, Detroit?

Tick, tick, tick.

Time's up.

How many of you said "no difference?"

That's not only right, it's racist.

It also disqualifies readers who got it correct from being hired by HHS Secretary until you repent of your ways.


That's the equation: whether it's Africa, Detroit or Washington, DC.

by Mondo Frazier
image: DBKP file

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US 30 Dragstrip Video: US 30 in 1964


U.S.30 was a local "Chicagoland area" but nationally known dragstrip in the 50s all the way into the early 80s. Like other venues of that time it fell victim to "progress," but for the many that attended the races there it lives on in our memories. A lot of us were hooked on a lifelong love affair with drag racing at tracks like this, but U.S. 30--in what was then Gary Indiana--holds a special place in the hearts of the people that went there.

Those really WERE the days.

It's June 1964. I'm 17 and my older cousin asked me if I wanted to go to a drag race. He's friends with a couple of guys (Lutz and Garns ) that built an A/FD dragster in their garage (and it turns out that these guys were some of the first to break the 8 second 1/4 mile barrier).

OF COURSE I wanted to go!

Since I was living in Northern Michigan then and was visiting relatives in Chicago at the time, it was a chance of a lifetime for me! So I got my Bell and Howell movie camera and my still camera and off we went with Lutz and Garns to U.S.30 dragstrip in Gary Indiana.

That day changed my life.

I was hooked, but living in the frozen North, my opportunities to return were limited. However, I had the movies and pictures that would remind me of that day for years to come.

Late at night, working on my car models I would sometimes get WLS radios Dick Biondi show and hear Jan Gabriel's voice (as I still do)

"SUNDAY!!....SUNDAY!!....SUNDAY!!...At beautiful U.S. 30 Dragstrip......where the GREAT ones run"
and remember that day. In the intervening years I moved to Denver Colorado and found Bandimere Speedway and all those memories of U.S.30 came flooding back as they have for the 20 years we've been going to the Mile Hi Nationals.

Fast forward to 2010.

Rummaging through some old family photos and 8mm film I found a treasure I thought had been lost. All my film and photos from that day in 1964! So I decided to make a video of that day to share with all the people that remember U.S.30 and those who unfortunately never got to experience the sights, sounds and smells of that drag racing era and especially the beloved U.S.30.

Those were the days.

NOTE: For a US 30 commercial and more information: U.S. 30 Drag Racing Nostalgia and VanSenus Auto Parts!

by RidesAPaleHorse
video: RAPH
images: Van Senus

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Obama Speech Time is Happy Time: BS Bingo


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Obama's on TV again and there's nothing to do? Don't be blue! Grab a partner and play some Bullshit Bingo!


1. Before Barack Obamas next televised speech, print your "BULLSHIT BINGO" card on a plain, white sheet of paper.
2. Gather your "markers", whatever you will use to cover the squares. Suggestions: peanuts, tiddly winks or "change" (if you have any)
3. Place your first marker on the "Um...." free space.
4. Place a marker on the appropriate block (phrase or word) when you hear that phrase or word.
5. When you get five blocks (phrases or words) covered horizontally, vertically or diagonally
Stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!!!"

Alternate play:
You can also include a drinking game.
When a square is covered take a shot or chug a favorite adult beverage.
(A designated driver is recommended if you are playing with friends
and choose to add this to the game)

So now Obamas speeches can be FUN!!!

Original article posted at DBKP: BS Bingo with Obama: Speech Time is Happy Time

From past satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:
"I had been listening to the speech for only five minutes when I won."
Jack W., Boston
"My attention span during speeches has improved dramatically"
David D., Florida
"What a gas! Speeches will never be the same for me after my first win."
Bill R., New York City
"The atmosphere was tense in the last speech as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."
Ben G., Denver
"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed "BULLSHIT!" for the third time in two hours."
Harry A, Kansas City
"This is the most fun I have ever had with my pants up!"
Robert H. Portland


by RidesAPaleHorse
image: RAPH

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Who is Barack Obama: Answers to America's New Parlor Game

Who is Barack Obama? Everyone has their favorite theories: he a typical American undergrad; a national traumatizing force; a Rogue Democrat; a tool of the bankers. Introducing BHO v8.0.



Barack Obama must feel great!

As a narcissist, he's in his element when the conversation is on him--and is it ever. It seems that everyone has their theory or comparison to make about our president. Many of them are not only entertaining, they're perceptive.

Of course, most of the speculation is natural: nature abhors a vacuum--and when it comes to BHO's past, like his 2008 campaign strategy, the man's a blank slate. No college, medical, university and other records are available to the public; so speculation rushes in to fill the void.

We rounded up some of the comparisons for the readers' edification. Who is Barack Obama? Here's a eight contentions from throughout the blogosphere. Readers may register their opinions in the comments.


    From What Is Barack Obama?

    He doesn’t much like America or Americans, or the “former colonial powers” like Britain. Like so many would-be intellectuals, he admires lefty writers and screenwriters and actors and actresses. He likes the downtrodden, like the Palestinians, but he’s overcome with awe for the occasional cool (non-Western) monarch or emperor (whether Arab or Chinese). He probably has a Che tee shirt tucked away in a drawer, don’t you think?

    He doesn’t know much history (he thinks Muslims invented printing), geography (his America has 57 states), or economics (he believes you can reduce health care costs by adding millions to the public rolls).

    The most important thing to this president is how you feel and what you say, not all those annoying facts (50 states, the Chinese invented printing, and you increase deficits when you spend more). And, like most students, when the debate goes badly for him, the president makes fun of his critics–when he actually lets them talk a little bit. Remember when he hosted a few Republicans in the White House so he could listen to what they might say about health care…and then talked twice as much as they did?

    Pajamas Media's Michael Ledeen has an article full of relevant comparisons and facts to back up his contention. The ones above are just the start.

    FAVORITES: Obama likes to talk and talk; and, he thinks "feelings" are more important than realities.


    The president is a product of the "Everyone wins! Nobody's a loser!" school of non-competitive thought.

    And from that philosophy of non-competitive games has come Barack Obama, our first non-competitive self-esteem President.

    Obama says there’s 57 states? Misspells common words on TV?

    No problem, he’s a genius. It's not what he does, it's his good intentions.

    Throws like a girl? Bowls like a–well, the president said a Special Olympian; he’s apologized for that so let’s just skip it.

    He says he’s a “huge White Sox fan”–but can’t name even one player who ever played for the Chicago team.

    Once more, no problem: this President’s a Sports Monster.

    We know Obama is a “gifted” and “masterful” orator: the Mainstream press has hammered that meme until it’s a cliche. However, there’s a growing amount of evidence that when BHO goes off-teleprompter, he’s anything but.


    A long video (1 hour 53 minutes) that posits that Obama is the puppet and the moneyed interests of the financial sector are pulling his strings.

    The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people.

    The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order. He is being pushed as savior in an attempt to con the American people into accepting global slavery.

    We have reached a critical juncture in the New World Order's plans. It's not about Left or Right: it's about a One World Government. The international banks plan to loot the people of the United States and turn them into slaves on a Global Plantation.

    Covered in this film: who Obama works for, what lies he has told, and his real agenda. If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you.

    Controversial and conspiratorial? This is supposed to be interesting...

    It's unlikely readers will agree with everything in the video. They may not agree with much. But there are few who will disagree with every statement in the above video.

    ONE STATEMENT WITH WHICH CONSERVATIVES WILL AGREE: "George Bush tripled the size of the federal government."

Read the rest at DBKP: Who is Barack Obama: BHO v8.0

by Mondo Frazier
images: DBKP file

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How's Rielle Hunter Doing? Almost 100% Negative Comments

Rielle Hunter's Mistress Rehab Media Image Tour has stopped at GQ and will pull into Oprah's in 4 more weeks. How's John Edwards' mistress doing with the fans? If the comments on articles about her are any guide: not so hot.


2010 Rielle Hunter Mistress Rehab Media Tour Continues

Former mistress and current media manipulator, Rielle Hunter, has booked the second leg of her Image Rehab Tour on Oprah the first week of May. But how was her first stop received? What did readers think of her infamous 10-page GQ interview?

Did Rielle Hunter change any minds out there? We were curious, so we went looking.

But first, a bit of history, for those coming late to the story.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Jeff Labrecque has the conventional wisdom on John Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter's Magical Mistress Make-Over Tour.

Now that Edwards’ political career is kaput, do we really need to grant Hunter a showcase for her version of the tawdry details?

Fair or not, is there anything Hunter can tell Oprah that will improve her public image? Do you even want to hear what she has to say? Will you watch?

That seems to the take from both the Left and Right. Hunter seems to be a lot like medicine: you can only take her in very small doses. The correct dosage for Rielle seems to be smaller than she's willing to provide.

One can only image what Hunter would be doing today instead of doing Oprah had the media chose to cover the affair back when it was relevant in 2007-08.

ALSO @ DBKP: Oprah: Rielle Hunter Mistress Rehab Media Tour to Appear on Oprah
* Rielle Hunter GQ Interview: Rielle Hunter Photos, Video
* Rielle Hunter GQ Interview: The Many Versions of the Rielle Truth
* John Edwards Love Child Scandal Library of DBKP Articles & Videos; over 180 articles and video on the Scandal from December 2007 to the present.

Instead, a total black-out (with the exception of a few lines in the NY Post) of coverage imposed a news vacuum for 10 months--until Edwards gave the go-ahead for his buddies in the media to talk about it by "confessing" on ABC's Nightline on August 8, 2008.

If the story had been covered from the beginning, Edwards would have bowed out and the soap opera that ensued would not have happened: No Enquirer chasing Edwards around the Beverly Hilton, no tortured non-denial denials, no Nightline lies and drama.

Rielle Hunter would be at best Old News--or no news at all.

No doubt Hunter would be proposing some type of reality show which featured the appearance of her daughter, Frances Quinn. Quinn is the only thing that makes Hunter palatable in print or TV.

And she knows it.

Hence any media must make the trek to Charlotte, NC to interview her at her home--where conveniently, FQ also resides. Frances Q. becomes a topic of conversation during the interview--thus lifting the focus, if for only a few moments--from the frothy narcissism-cum-Eastern mystical cluelessness that makes up Hunter's persona.

If the EPA regulated auras, there'd be a TOXIC DO NOT ENTER sign nailed to Hunter's forehead.

But enough. What do readers think?


Here's some comments from the GQ interview itself. These are representative. After combing through pages, no positive comments on Rielle Hunter were found.

Rielle Hunter seems to be the Richard Nixon of mistresses.

But that's not an exact parallel: Nixon had his foreign policy admirers.

On to the comments.

BTW, Zara, you mentioned a comparison to Camilla Parker Bowles and I must respectfully disagree. 1. Camilla kept her mouth shut. She never once gave a tell-all interview even after they married. 2. Unlike Johnny & Ms. New Age Hunter, I believe Charles and Camilla clearly loved each other and had a relationship that went far beyond sex. 3. Camilla actually had a means to support herself other than living off a man. (She was heiress to a property development fortune from a grandfather, but even before that, she actually WORKED.) 4. Lastly, Charles actually married Camilla whereas I think there is a better chance of Johnny Boy being elected to public office again than ever marrying this woman.

"You can't help you fall in love with? BULL. SHIP. Yes you can. You stay away, simple as that. Just because you don't want to and don't think its fair blah blah blah doesn't mean you CAN'T. This woman is like a deluded 15 year old trying to convince herself that it was something magical and special because she knows she did a despicable thing, but if she can convince herself (and everyone else) that it was LOVE and DESTINY and whatever other SPIRITUAL TRUTH crap she wants to spew, then it doesn't seem so bad. And if that crap was the FACTUAL TRUTH then would he have really denied it and denied her and lied and whatever else? And did the author really call her smart? Because how smart can she be if she sits there and acknowledges all his deliberate and elaborate and intentional lies, and then say she "knows" he would never lie to her? It kills me that these women get this attention. Clearly I am a fool for going to college and having a job instead of just making a career out of being a slut. BLAH."

Well, kids, we haven't heard the last of Rielle Hunter. CNN reported today that Oprah is going to interview her. While I wish Oprah would not have agreed to this since it is clear Hunter craves attention, I doubt this is going to be any softball interview. She had Andrew Young on a few months ago and did nothing to hide her disgust over John making that sex tape and lying repeatedly to Elizabeth. Oprah is a helluva lot smarter than Hunter, so it will be interesting to see this!

Read the rest at DBKP: Rielle Hunter Comments: Mistress Image Rehab Tour Not Doing Well