Sunday, June 26, 2016

The 2016 Paul Revere Award

I was honored today with the news that DMF was voted to receive recognition as a 2016 Paul Revere Award Recipient. The Awards are held annually, hosted and presented by the most excellent Curmudgeon of Political Clown Parade. It is truly an honor to be recognized by my Blog Sisters and Brothers and our readers for the work we do. Thank You Curmudgeon for the work YOU do, and congratulations to all of this years winners.    
I am honored to inform you that your blog, Diogenes' Middle Finger, was recognized as one of the Top 20 Winners of the 2016 Paul Revere Award.  The people have spoken.

Is This Awesome or What!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

10 Saturdays From Today....

On September 3rd, the 2016 NCAA Div.1 college football season swings into full motion. Things start quickly with a slate of marque games. In games of special interest to us round here, the USC Prophylactics will travel eastward to meet the  retooled  defending National Champions at Jerry World in Dallas, for what is sure to be a brutal lesson on how we play football down south. And the Cats from Baton Rouge will pack up #7 and travel north to the hollowed ground of Lambeau Field to play a fierce Wisconsin Badger team in the first college football played at Lambeau in 33 years.  The Tigers plan leaving their calling card with a note of sincerity, reminding the Big10 who the toughest conference in college football is.

This season will be an interesting year in the SEC to say the least. Will the Crimson Tide end a two game losing streak to Old Miss, and avenge the one blemish on what could have been a perfect season last year? Will LSU break the curse of 2011 and defeat the Tide who must do battle in the confines of Death Valley? Can Chad Kelly match last year performance? Will Nick Chubb show up? It's all yet to be seen. 

But as I did last year, I predict no SEC West team goes undefeated. The talent and Defenses are the toughest in the nation. That said, I believe more then one Southeastern Conference team have as good a chance as any in the country to raise the National Championship Trophy into the air this January.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Theater of the Absurd

"This episode is a neat little demonstration of just how topsy-turvy the moral universe of the Democratic party has become. What they are actually demanding, in the form of a 'no-buy' list of the sort proposed by Senator Chris Murphy in his filibuster last week is the abrogation of American citizens' Fifth Amendment rights in order to then strip them of their Second Amendment rights. Meanwhile, anyone who uses their First Amendment right to oppose this scheme is accused of wanting to sell guns to ISIS (as Murphy and Elizabeth Warren have both said). It would be difficult to think of a better demonstration of Democrats' wholehearted embrace of an ends-justify-the-means philosophy of governing." - Ian Tuttle

Obama Tags Champion of Porn in Public Libraries to Head Library of Congress

One the few lasting major accomplishment Barack Obama will be able to point to, besides running up a massive national debt, is his masterful job of appointing and getting confirmed major tenured government positions with unqualified, affirmative action candidates using what has come to be called "Identity Politics". All that really matters is race and gender. The latest target, the vaunted position of  Librarian  of Congress. 
PJ MediaThere is now a Republican-led effort for the Senate to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Carla Hayden to be the librarian of Congress. Her confirmation hearing proceeded without any serious review of her record, her views, or her qualifications.
The American people should be asking why any senator would be anxious to confirm a nominee who is not only unqualified, but whom The Nation magazine celebrated as a “radical librarian” who champions unrestricted access to pornography in public libraries.
Other members of Congress should be asking why there is such a hurry to put a non-scholarly political activist in charge of their research arm -- the Congressional Research Service, which is within the Library of Congress. The post of librarian of Congress has long been filled not by librarians, but by first-rank scholars and historians of national reputation.
The librarian of Congress is, in effect, the nation’s scholar-in-chief. Retired incumbent James H. Billington, who left the position in 2015, authored five books, dozens of scholarly articles, and was the former director of the Smithsonian’s Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also taught history at Harvard and Princeton. His predecessor Daniel Boorstin was a prolific scholar of the American experience -- his book The Americans won the Pulitzer Prize.
And what are Carla Hayden's qualifications for such a prestigious post? She headed the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore since 1993. She has edited, not written, only one book: a bibliography of culturally diverse materials, and is neither a scholar nor a historian. 
The post of librarian of Congress is of vital importance to the nation's cultural and intellectual life. However, she seems to have been nominated, according to National Review, because of the Obama administration's “yoke of identity politics.” Obama didn’t emphasize her qualifications as a scholar or historian when he nominated her because of “her meager scholarly credentials,” according to the Weekly Standard. Instead, Obama emphasized her gender and race:
"Carla Hayden would be the first woman and the first African American to hold the position – both of which are long overdue."

This is just another step towards the Lefts Orwellian world of the  control of history and information. The Library itself is a prime target for the Left, which works to change our culture, impose politically correct restrictions, and erase any of our history they do not like.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

* No Tuxedos Required - Dancing Encouraged *

He Sat In Protest For His Civil Rights, But Now Sits in Protest of Your Constitutional Rights.

Mushmouth John Louis (D-GA) 

It's All Becoming Very Tiring

Flying home this morning I came to the realization my blog reading list has become considerably smaller.  Much of what I find is just the same thing over and over, same videos, same stories. To make things worse, stark political lines have been drawn since the primaries began. I believe most of the big boy anti-Trump blogs are now just playing it for all it's worth, riding the wave of monetarily lucrative traffic they helped create, and will come back to earth via a conveniently amazing epiphany announced to their stunned readers after the conventions. 

And I've see smaller blogs, once honest pom-pom waving Trump supporters become nothing but cultist, most with no thoughts of their own, just parroting their favorite pundit spinning anything not glowingly 100% positive, even despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  And now, I see some even crossing into Alex Jones False Flag Tinfoil Hat Conspiracy territory. It looks to me some have total loss sight of who the real enemy is. And it all is becoming very tiresome.