The Sad Truth About the War on Coal

(Submitted by Travelwise42 [High Praise!])

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Keeping an Open Mind in Afghanistan

A senior Afghan official said the Taliban is willing to consider peace talks with the Afghan state.

Meanwhile, US Marines in Afghanistan said they’d be willing to consider target practice with the Taliban.

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Link of the Day: Satire – Obama Defends NSA Program Tracking Social “Selfies”

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Obama Defends NSA Program Tracking Social “Selfies”

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lolbama! Part 142

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Meanwhile, pass ’em around, spread the love, and if you make your own, don’t be shy about dropping a link to your pics in the comments. The more, the merrier.

From James:

From Travelwise42:

From Travelwise42:

From Travelwise42:

My favorites from the submissions using last edition’s uncaptioned picture:

From Josh:

From Katy:

From Katy:

From Katy:

From me (Harvey):

From tanstaafl44:

This week’s uncaptioned picture for you to play with:

Josh, for remembering anything Frank once wrote.

#1: When creating lolbama! pictures, please caption with either black or white text, as colors like red and yellow tend to blur badly when I compress the images.

#2: Standard image size for these posts is 350px wide by whatever high. If you can have your images 350px wide before you caption them, I won’t end up shrinking your captions into illegibility when I re-size the images.

MAKE YOUR OWN: The free lolbuilder from I Can Has Cheezburger.

STYLE NOTE: Short captions are usually better. Your goal is 10 words or less, with humor value tending to increase exponentially as the number of words approaches 1.

IMAGE SOURCES: Lots of great Obama pics to be found at the White House Flickr page.

Send your submissions to and – if they aren’t obscene (IMAO is a PG-13 site) and don’t suck too terribly bad – I’ll post them for you. Remember to include your name (and blog URL, if applicable) so I know who to thank.

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Promoted Comment: Mafia & IRS

Love this comment from zzyzx [High Praise!]

It looks like the Mafia and IRS have much in common. They both steal from the people, their leaders live lavish lifestyles, and when caught doing things they shouldn’t… they plead the fifth.

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Steven Spielberg’s “Lord of the Rings”

(Submitted by Anonymiss of Nuking Politics [High Praise!])

And in a similar vein [High Praise! to Derek]:

What if we replaced the guns in our favorite action movies with a positive Thumbs Up!

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The Only Thing More Annoying Than Telemarketers

A new poll shows 62% of voters say the government secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Americans is an “unacceptable and alarming invasion of privacy rights”.

The other 38% pleaded the 5th and hung up.

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First Casualty in the War on Climate Change

[High Praise! to Hope n’ Change Cartoons]

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Well, Maybe More Like Col. Klink’s Secretary

Hillary Clinton said of a memo describing corruption during her time at the State Department that “we learned of it from the media.”

Apparently, while Secretary of State, she was paying about as much attention as a Stalag 13 prison guard.

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Link of the Day: Nancy Pelosi’s “Sacred Ground”

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Sacred Ground

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Yes, That Gun Will Never Rob a Bank All By Itself Again

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Alternative Title: Occupy Cow Street

(Submitted by Anonymiss of Nuking Politics [High Praise!])

My apologies to our bovine friends for the title of this post. I know cows aren’t actually that stupid.

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Hope for America (and Not the Stupid, Fake Obama Kind of Hope)

[High Praise! to According to Hoyt]

When Sarah Hoyt gets on a roll like this, she’s a modern day Thomas Paine. Reading her words fills me with the kind of delightful, self-righteous freedom-passion that makes me want to grab a Gadsden flag and thwack the nearest bureaucrat with it.

I wish there were more people in the world who could do that.

We’re the descendants of those who left everything, who acculturated to become something new united not by blood, not by tribe, but by the words of the constitution.

The constitution is more flexible than tribe or blood. The constitution was forged to meet circumstances no one could have foreseen, a new world, new ways of doing things. It was a document supposed to underlie a nation as tough as granite, as flexible as steel. A creature the world had never seen.

There is a reason that for the last hundred years, the future has come from America. Even when inventions are made elsewhere, they are applied and popularized here.

We Americans are more flexible than those who chose to stay behind.

The cowards never left, the weak died on the way and the pusillanimous went back, tail between their legs. (As will many of the new ones, when the teat goes dry.)

Those who became American are crazy people, ready for any challenge.

We are a people of the future. The future can’t scare us because it’s where we come from. We are impatient for it to arrive, curious about what it will bring, excited about our opportunities in it.

Let the elites rule and mandate. You concentrate on what you can do that they never thought of. You create a future they can’t comprehend, much less affect.

Step back from that ledge. You’re an American and you belong to the future.

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Apparently, Obama Is a Cat

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Feel free to continue with the “Obama as cat” analogy in the comments…

Oh, and apologies in advance to DamnCat. Hey, it’s not personal, it’s just funny.

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Sucker Bets – An Obamacare Analogy

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Every time Obama opens his yap to explain how great Obamacare is, I feel like he just ran one of these grifter’s cons on me.

Mostly the last one.

Obamacare: the cold, wet pants of government programs.

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