Photoshop: Earthquake Hits East Coast While Obama Is Golfing, Devastating Economy

A 5.8 earthquake hit the East Coast, Tuesday afternoon, alarming people from South Carolina to Maine, and causing not much damage.

Frightened office workers spilled into the streets in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.

There were no immediate reports of deaths, but fire officials in Washington said there were at least some injuries.

Obama was on the golf course at Martha’s Vineyard when it happened, and  Oh My: Obama Took Conference Call About DC Earthquake… While Remaining Resolutely On Golf Course

When more bad economic news comes in the months to come, no doubt we can count on Obama to blame the great DC earthquake, (among many other natural disasters and favorite right-wing bugaboos) for our fiscal woes.

Beltway Confidential posted some of the best twitter jokes about the quake.

R.S. McCain interviewed one of the young victims of the quake (who happens to bear a striking resemblance to McCain) and instituted  the Earthquake Victims Relief Fund (which bears a striking resemblance to his…. tip jar).

Another earthquake photoshop at iOWNTHEWORLD: Washington D.C. Earthquake – Bush’s Fault-line.

Also devastated while the President golfs:Obama’s Approval Rating Drops to 38%

More earthquake blogging:

Camp of the Saints: Earthquake Hits East Coast: Obama Blames TEA Party [Updated Below]

The Conservatory: Devastating 5.9 Earthquake Rocks NoVa: Children Hardest Hit

Gateway Pundit: Earthquake Rattles Washington DC – Obama Goes Biking (on a girls bike, btw)

See also:

This shocking image of earthquake devastation via Instapundit


Scene Stealing Squirrel and Dramatic Chipmunk Join Biden In China

After witnessing several days worth of cringe-worthy gaffes and missteps by Joe Biden in China, some comic relief may be in order.

Daniel Foster at the Corner found an interesting pic of Biden in China, and decided he had to have a caption and photoshop contest. He wasn’t taking no for an answer:

Cornerites, you must submit your captions in the comments below or e-mail me your photoshop job. You must do one or both — but under no circumstances neither — as soon as is humanly possible. I’ll update the post with selected captions, and winning photoshop(s) will go on the homepage.

Again, kindly do this immediately.

Naturally, he got submissions right away. (I’m going to have to be that firm next time I have a photoshop contest.)

Of course, this was a good excuse to dust off the scene stealing squirrel, and his furry pal, dramatic chipmunk:

Via Ace of Spades HQ, where a caption contest has also been waged. CONTENT WARNING IF YOU GO THERE.

Boehner On Biden’s Tacit Approval of China’s One-Child Forced Abortion Policy: “I Hope and Trust a Correction or Clarification From the White House Will Be Forthcoming”

Good for Speaker Boehner for issuing a strong response to the egregious statement our Vice President made in China giving tacit approval to their brutal forced abortion policy.

Within the blink of an eye, our  leaders have gone from full-throated, unambiguous condemnation of China’s inhumane one child policy to “fully understanding”,  ” not second-guessing” it.

Via Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO:

The Speaker of the House responds to Joe Biden’s apparent empathy for China’s one-child policy: “I’m deeply troubled by the comments reportedly made by the Vice President yesterday regarding China’s reprehensible one-child policy, which has resulted in forced sterilizations and coerced abortions and should not be condoned by any American official. No government on Earth has the authority to place quotas on the value of innocent human life, or to treat life as an economic commodity that can be regulated and taken away on a whim by the state. I hope and trust that the Vice President didn’t actually say what has been reported, and that a correction or clarification from the White House will be forthcoming. The Obama administration should be focusing on jobs for the American people, not encouraging foreign governments to utilize abortion as a means of population and deficit control.”

Some walk-back will almost certainly be forthcoming but I strongly doubt that this particular administration with its neo-Malthusian bent really has a problem with the policy.


Hat tip: Gateway Pundit


Death By Amnesty: Illegal Alien On Bail Kills Four In Drunk Driving Accident

In a sane world, the driver would have been deported after the first drunk driving charge. But we’re a more compassionate nation than that.

The Brenham Banner-Press reported Monday, August 22:

A man charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter is an illegal alien who only a few weeks ago was arrested on another alcohol-related charge, officials say.

Roberto Castillo, 19, remained in the Washington County jail this morning under $2 million bond after authorities say he slammed into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 36 South and FM 109 about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities said Castillo’s pickup truck struck a 1998 Mustang carrying four people, who all died from injuries they suffered in the crash. Their identities had not yet been released this morning.

Authorities were carefully piecing together information, including reconstruction of the accident.

“There’s a lot of questions we need answers to,” said District Attorney Bill Parham. “This will be done thoroughly.”

Castillo had been arrested on July 30 for driving under the influence, but ICE was not contacted because it was only  Class C misdemeanor.

The stated goal of the Obama administration is to focus on deporting only the worst and most hardened criminals.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, Obama’s new immigration rules  could mean release for many of the 300,000 people currently facing deportation in the US.

Which means we’re going to see many more stories like this one down the road.



Unsafe Streets: Child Killed in California Crosswalk by Illegal Alien

A little four-year-old boy was struck by a car in a Santa Rosa crosswalk Thursday afternoon as he walked to soccer practice with his mom and two sisters, one of whom was his twin. He died the next morning in the hospital.

Christopher “Buddy” Rowe (pictured) was hit by a man driving a Honda Accord who then sped off. Fortunately a local resident, Leroy Flach, heard about the hit-and-run on his police scanner and spotted the car, whose driver switched off into a Volvo driven by a woman. Flach got the license number and the driver was quickly arrested, due to the attention of a concerned citizen.

The driver turned out to be an illegal alien, Marcos Lopez Garcia, who had two prior arrests for driving without a license. The most recent arrest was just five days before the hit-and-run; at that time Garcia was merely told not to drive until his court appearance in October — rather than be deported.

Why should any illegal alien be left in this country to endanger public safety when he has shown himself to have no respect for American law or sovereignty? Why do we even have police if they no longer enforce one law for all?

See also via Teddy Kennedy’s SEARCH+RESCUE :

The Victims of Illegal Aliens Memorial


Hat tip: Infidel Joe


Video: Kevin Jackson At Liberty Loyalists Event: “We Are Soldiers In a Civil War Against The Left”

Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere, traveled to the sleepy little town of Adrian, Mo, about an hour and a half south of KC, to help the The Liberty Loyalists launch their “movement to Save America.” His speech, about the battle we’re in with the left was well received:

The Liberty Loyalists call themselves a “movement to Save America.”

We’re hard working Americans who are sick and tired of how our legislators have run this Great Nation into the ground. We’re your friends, your neighbors, your brothers, your sisters, your parents and your children. We are the unrepresented and the disenfranchised. We are people who love freedom, liberty and the ideals this nation was founded on. We are the people who love this land and have vowed to protect it.

Their mission statement is:

Less Government
Less Regulation
Less Taxes


Working to restore sanity and sanctity to government and to make Missouri the safest place to live, raise a family and to start a business or relocate an industry. We want Missouri to be a shining  example of the American Dream; Liberty and Justice for all.

Their goals:

 1. Education

2. Recruitment

3. Voter Registration

4. Elect limited Government and a Conservative minded President

5. Repeal of Obama-Care by January 31st, 2013.

The Liberty Loyalists’ inaugural meeting and recruitment drive also featured syndicated radio host, Rusty Humphries  and Mo State Rep. Paul Curtman (R-105).

I’m not sure if a lot of people realize this yet, but the tea party movement is moving into its second phase – conservative activism. The first phase involved getting off our butts to protest  big government  – those were the tea-party rallies of 2009 and 2010. Now we are organizing so that activists can find each other, strategize and mobilize in this war against the left.

One good tool to find like minded conservatives in your area is FreedomConnector. Check it out. You will be amazed at what this absolutely free resource, provided by Freedomworks, can do.


Video: Rusty Humphries Helps Liberty Loyalists Launch In Mo