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The five worst human beings in America – 2011

December 30, 2011

Last year at this time, on a lark, I wrote a column titled “The five worst human beings in America.” It was fairly popular, albeit a trifle gloomy, but a reader emailed asking for something more optimistic, so I followed up with “The five best human beings in America” that totally blew up, website-hits-wise, becoming one of’s most popular columns ever.

So now it’s an annual tradition. Today, 2011’s five worst human beings. Next week, to start the New Year on an optimistic note, the five best.

This is a list of people so dishonest, dangerous, repulsive, and malignant that it’s a toss-up whether our nation can survive their presence. These five people are tumors in a diseased body politic. Boils festering on the surface of civilization. Fetid infections roiling through the guts of our… okay, okay, ‘nuf said. Let’s just say there are valid reasons to dislike them:

Kathleen Sebelius

One of the difficulties in discussing politics is the problem of terminology. “Radical left” is a handy term that describes people who want more government control and less individual freedom, but the term excludes people who are natural allies of the radical left and equally redolent of the collectivist stench: Islamists, fascists, socialists, communists, etc. Skip past the labels and those groups all fight ruthlessly for the same things (remember this list):
Government control
Suppression of freedom of speech and religion
Propaganda at the expense of rational thought
Disdain for rights and abilities of the common man
Infliction of physical suffering on the populace
20th century history verifies the relationship between these seemingly different groups. Nazi is short for National Socialists (radical left, not right), Islam eagerly allied itself with Nazi Germany in World War II, Papa Joe Stalin and Adolf Hitler were friends and allies before Hitler got greedy, and Italy’s Mussolini joined the Axis, not the Allies. Minus Mussolini, Italy switched sides and fought with the Allies. Minus Hitler, Germany joined NATO. Minus Stalin, the U.S.S.R. slowly dissolved into happy little democracies. Minus Islam... well, one can only dream at this point.

They’re all “statists,” but that’s a term with no cachet. It doesn’t click, doesn’t make a good sound bite on evening TV, sounds too academic.

Kathleen Sebelius is a radical left despot, and if the 20th century taught us anything it taught us the danger of putting people like her into power. As governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, she used the authority of the state to promote her lust for abortion, abusing both the spirit and the letter of the law in doing so. Her efforts earned the disapprobation of the Catholic Church, which asked her to refrain from taking communion because “after pastoral admonition, she obstinately persists in serious sin.” The “serious sin” being her obstinate and radical support for the most extreme forms of abortion.

Kansas was the home of notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller, who was eventually shot and killed by a pro-life radical in 2009. Under Sebelius’ protection, Tiller (who donated heavily to her election campaigns) performed tens of thousands of late-term abortions and earned millions of dollars killing babies. People came from all over the United States and even other countries to have the brains of their half-born infants vacuumed out of their skulls to make sure they died. In 2004, based upon evidence that Planned Parenthood was performing abortions on children without reporting the concomitant child molestation to police, the Kansas Attorney General, Phill Kline, subpoenaed their records and started prosecution while Sebelius, as governor, did everything in her power to protect them. As governor she fought on two fronts: resisting the Attorney General’s case in court and seeking to have him voted out of office, which she accomplished in 2006. When he landed on his feet as a county District Attorney and continued the case against Planned Parenthood, Sebelius used her position to commandeer the evidence and have his law license suspended. In 2009 it was learned that two Sebelius state agencies had destroyed the evidence against Planned Parenthood – literally fed it into a shredder – thus ending Kline’s case and freeing the organization to continue passively supporting child sexual abuse.

Her reward for such vigilant behavior on behalf of abortionists earned her appointment as President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she now sits in control of everybody’s health care as administrator of Obamacare.

So, an even better position from which to promote abortion.

Like any good leftist, she gloried in her newly acquired power. It was Sebelius who threatened American health insurance companies in September of 2010 because they were reporting price increases and blaming it on Obamacare. Never mind that Obamacare, by demanding more coverage in policies, clearly and obviously causes the price rises they were reporting. Never mind that. She simply didn’t want the companies telling people about it because the truth was inconvenient. Her job is to use government propaganda to sell the American public on Obamacare, and she threatened to ban any company making such a statement from the insurance markets starting in 2014 when Obamacare finally kicks into high gear... free speech be damned.

That’s how the left works, and it’s amazing that people do not learn this lesson. Statists are thugs at heart, and any government office is merely a means to empower that thuggishness.

Meanwhile, as she silences the insurance companies, HHS is running a full-scale multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to promote Obamacare to Americans.

Go back and look at the list. Notice how it fits the Sebelius effort to implement Obamacare. Government control, suppression of free speech, propaganda... how about religious freedom?

Obamacare was barely passed, remember, in the dead of night with the barest of necessary votes, by promising an exemption for religious objections to abortion and birth control. After promising this exemption to a small group of pro-life Democrat nincomp... er, hold-outs, the Obama administration mustered just enough votes to inflict this horrific piece of legislation on the American people. Trouble is, the legislation is now subject to the interpretation of HHS, which is run by Kathleen Sebelius. Guess what that means.

In August, HHS released its proposed regulations, and they do not allow an exemption for religious reasons. As most of us thought at the time, the pro-life Democrats were hood-winked. The only exemption HHS decided to allow is a very narrow one for employers whose primary purpose is “the inculcation of religious values.” In other words, your church. Not you. If you’re a Catholic businessman who buys health insurance for employees, Kathleen Sebelius has decided that your church does not have to buy birth control and abortion pills for the nuns who work there, but you have to buy them for your employees. Regardless of your religious objections.

As expected, Kathy brought her lust for abortion to Washington.

Paul Krugman

The reason that Democrats occasionally get elected to national office, and the reason so many Americans still support the mindless destructive deficit spending of Democrats – if they even know about it – is because of the conscienceless never-ending propaganda campaign waged by people like Paul Krugman, a staunch Keynesian economist and op-ed columnist at The New York Times.

Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008 for his contributions to New Trade Theory, which attempted to justify the use of government power to nurture and support nascent industries. Along with the silly Peace Prize awards for Al Gore and Barack Obama, the Nobel for Krugman is strong evidence for the politicization and devaluation of the Nobels in general. The concepts of New Trade Theory were already a century old when Krugman was born, the quantitative analysis he did in support was suspect (to put it mildly), and to date there is no independent empirical evidence to verify that Krugman and his cohorts were even vaguely correct.

Other than that, congratulations on winning the prize, Paul. Way to kiss those socialist Swedish asses.

Krugman uses his stature as a Nobel winner and his New York Times platform to wage an utterly dishonest and cynical campaign for larger and larger government. In the time-tested methodology of the propagandist, he makes factual claims and performs mis-analysis to the point of absurdity, but repeats the absurdities so regularly that readers are worn down and begin to believe. (That’s how propaganda works.)

He’s been caught in flagrant misstatements of fact so many times, and corrected so often and in such humiliating fashion, that he sometimes turns off the comment feature on his columns to avoid loss of face, as he did in the September column where he said this:
“The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it... I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.”
Now there’s a courageous commentator for you!

Beyond Krugman’s hate-filled diatribes, where he loves to accuse Republicans of cruelty toward old people, or Tea Partiers of shooting Gabrielle Giffords, most of which is so childish it has no real effect, are the damaging columns he writes in the economic vein. Here is where that questionable Nobel gives him the stature and believability he could never have earned by intellectual effort. With his vociferous and wild calls for more government spending, he provides Democrats with the cover they need to continue their destruction of the nation. This is from three days ago:
“There is nothing — nothing — in what we see suggesting that this current depression is more than a problem of inadequate demand. This could be turned around in months with the right policies.”
In other words, we need more fiscal stimulus – more spending – from the government. One week earlier our nation’s debt surpassed GDP for the first time in history, but apparently that doesn’t worry him. Very seldom does he write a column about economics that says anything other than, “Spend more money! Government spending is good for the economy!”

He probably chants it in his sleep, under a bedspread decorated with the diagram of a big pentagram.

Keynesian economics is a theory that was already discredited when Krugman took it up decades ago, but it’s the only theory that comes close to justifying the freedom-destroying policies and deficit spending of the statists, so he uses whatever misinformation he can invent to promote it. Someday people will look back and shake their heads at the sheer audaciousness of the lie that government spending produces wealth, but for now we suffer under the leadership of a president who lives happily amidst the illusions created by Paul Krugman.

Sean Penn

Here’s another guy engaged in a propaganda campaign. If Sean Penn isn’t smoking cigars with the Castro brothers and waxing eloquent about how Cuba’s “ruling Communist Party would win 80 percent of the electorate” if they ever had an election (so why don’t they have an election then, Mr. Penn?), and about how Raul Castro is “warm, open, energetic and sharp of wit,” well, then, Sean is enjoying camaraderie with Hugo Chavez, the communist dictator of Venezuela, where the elections, according to Sean, “are some of the most transparent and incredible elections in the world today.”

Transparent and incredible indeed. Sean Penn is an idiot, but the problem is he’s a famous well-known Hollywood idiot, which gives him a platform to shove regurgitated communist pap down the hungry maws of gullible Americans.

Sean Penn’s father, Leo Penn, was an openly communist Hollywood Jew who supported Nazi Germany on the orders of Joseph Stalin, because Stalin controlled the American Communist Party. Then Penn Sr. abruptly switched and started advocating for war against Germany because Hitler invaded Russia. Now Sean Penn, repeating the sins of his father, travels the world and uses his Hollywood fame to support dictators like Chavez, Castro, and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Like father like son.

Words are inadequate to describe the intellectual vacuity and depravity of people like the Penns.

Jerry Sandusky

We don’t need to go into detail here. Everybody understands the evil of child sexual abuse. Sandusky has not been convicted in a court of law, but there are dozens of accusers, some of them grown and some of them still boys, and the eyewitness account of Mike McQueary, who caught Sandusky in a Penn State shower room with a 10-year-old, is public information.

Last year, David Thorstad, the head of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was on this list, and I wrote, “NAMBLA is unfortunately more mainstream than you think.” This year unfortunately demonstrated the accuracy of those words. Not only did we have the shock of Jerry Sandusky’s decades-long pursuit of young boys, but also the follow-up scandal at Syracuse University involving 35-year basketball coach Bernie Fine. Syracuse is only 140 miles from Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. Maybe Fine and Sandusky socialized. Compared notes. Shared pick-up lines.

2011 also gave us a convicted sex abuser of children acting as a child actors’ agent in Hollywood, more problems with Catholic priests, and allegations of sexual abuse of boys by the former president of the Amateur Athletic Union.

The lengths that Jerry Sandusky apparently went to in his attempt to find victims – he set up his own charity for fatherless boys! – should teach us once and for all that there are men with homosexual lusts that turn them into predators. Ignoring that fact imperils our nation by imperiling our sons.

Meanwhile, the victims suffer a second time as the predators deny guilt – in other words, “Not only did we rape you, now we’re calling you a liar.”

Eric Holder

Eric Holder is the Attorney General of the United States of America, the highest law enforcement position in the country, and he is unquestionably the worst Attorney General in the history of the nation. If it was only his grasp of the law that was below average, that would be bad enough, but far worse than his professional ability is the matter of his ethical integrity... or more precisely, his lack thereof.

The sleaziness of Eric Holder dates way back, all the way to the 1970s when he participated in the ABSCAM prosecutions, which mysteriously failed to prosecute Democrat Dick Murtha even though he was on FBI tape recordings bargaining with supposed Arab terrorists for a bribe. Freed from criminal prosecution for his ABSCAM role, Murtha went on to spend decades ripping off the American people as possibly the filthiest, most avaricious, blood-sucking parasite in Congress.

Fast forward to the Clinton administration in 1999: it was Eric Holder who recommended that Clinton commute the sentences of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN) members, Puerto Rican terrorists responsible for more than 120 bomb attacks on U.S. targets. Holder had to override a previous Justice Department report with a contrary opinion to get the terrorists released. Then, a year later, it was Eric Holder who arranged the infamous pardon of Marc Rich, a fugitive living in Switzerland who was pardoned before being tried, or even being arrested, or paying any of the taxes he apparently evaded, or paying any fines for the illegal trading of which he was accused, or even saying he was sorry with 10 Hail Marys as penance.

Look closely at those two acts by Holder – commutations for terrorists that nobody else in the legal profession thought were merited, and a pardon for a rich tax-cheat fugitive that nobody else in the legal profession thought was merited. Do you think those two acts occurred without money changing hands? Seriously?

So naturally, given Holder’s sterling past, President Obama nominated him to be Attorney General. “To hell with his ethics, the man is liberal, has no scruples, and he’s black!”

Almost his first act as Attorney General was a political pay-back to the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia who stood outside a polling place and threatened white voters with a club. These guys were already convicted by default (they never showed up in court) and were looking at a sentence that nobody in their right mind would consider harsh or unwarranted: zero jail time and the requirement that they stay away from polling places with clubs. Hardly on a par with waterboarding, but apparently Eric Holder thought it was too much, and petitioned the court to drop the case and dismiss the charges.

Listen up America: there’s a black sheriff in town, and it’s payback time.

Holder was only getting warmed up with the New Black Panther case. Since that invigorating start, he’s been busy re-aiming the Justice Department at the nation’s worst enemies. No, not Muslim terrorists or Chinese spies or organized crime or election fraud. (Certainly not election fraud.) The Holder Justice Department has decided to protect us from possible civil rights violators, namely the state of Arizona, the state of Alabama, the state of Louisiana, the state of South Carolina, the state of Utah, the state of California, the state of Georgia, the state of Indiana, and a few select cities... all of whom irked the new Attorney General by trying to address their illegal immigrant problems. How dare they?

Beyond everything else, the foulest act of Holder corruption is Fast and Furious. Barack Obama campaigned for president making the claim that “more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico [at crime scenes] come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border,” which happens to be a flagrant lie. But the president is dearly fond of his gun control agenda, like all liberals, and he sent Eric Holder out to the Southwest to arrange a new set of facts. The Justice Department set up a program to sell assault weapons, ammo, and even grenades to Mexican drug cartels and made no effort to keep track of where those weapons went. They simply let the criminals take them across the border and start slaughtering people.

Selling those weapons like that was against the law, and because the weapons were subsequently used to kill hundreds of Mexican citizens and a few American citizens – including one U.S. Border Patrol Agent – the people responsible for Fast and Furious are guilty of felony murder. Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States of America, could be arrested and tried for murder, as could the President of the United States of America if he participated in the decision to start this operation.

Eric Holder knows he’s in trouble – he’s already been caught lying to Congress twice, has suddenly started having memory problems like the memory problems he experienced during his confirmation hearings when senators asked him about the Marc Rich pardon, and he has various Justice Dept. employees trotting over to Capitol Hill to testify, where they are lying and getting caught, too.

It’s an altogether shameful display, but fits right in with what we’ve seen from Eric Holder throughout his government career.


Kathleen Sebelius, Paul Krugman, Sean Penn, Jerry Sandusky, Eric Holder... 2011’s five worst human beings in America. Let’s all of us make a New Year’s resolution to marginalize these five creeps as much as possible, and push them back into the rat holes where they belong. One’s already on trial, two will be replaced when we elect a new president, and Krugman and Penn can be marginalized with simple, consistent, factual rebuttals of their silliness.

Out of last year’s list of five, Barney Frank has decided to retire from Congress, Ward Churchill has made no progress in reacquiring his job at the University of Colorado, and James Hansen’s Global Warming religion has recently been further humiliated by another release of emails indicting the scientific integrity of the Global Warming cabal. Three out of the five marginalized... not bad.

Gives us hope for the future.

From Reno, Nevada, USA       

December 31, 2011 - You forgot barry....shame on you! - YeahRight, Maryland

December 31, 2011 - A list like this without Obama at the top is woefully incomplete. - MM, Colorado
J.P. replies: I know what you mean. I seriously considered putting him on the list, but I still haven't decided whether he's evil, or merely stupid and a pawn of people like George Soros. Although maybe he belongs on the list either way... let's call him an early nominee for next year's list.

December 30, 2011 - Good information. Everyone should take some time to watch the undercover video on Planned Parenthood that you posted. There seem to be endless stories of corruption within this organization. In fact, this alone is worth writing an article about. It's devastating to know that a portion of our taxes are funding the abuse of desperate, poor, adolescent girls, as well as the murder of unborn babies. - Samantha, Michigan
J.P. replies: Planned Parenthood defends their government money by claiming to provide "women's health services," but there is one statistic, from their own annual reports, that belies the claim once and for all: 97.6% of pregnant women walking into a PP clinic end up with an abortion. Obviously, women aren't going there for health care. In 2010 they performed 332,278 abortions and referred only 977 women to adoption services – that's 0.2%. PP is a nationwide chain of abortion mills, and what's more, they consistently defraud the government to maximize revenue, so you and I are paying for it. This will not change while Kathleen Sebelius is leading HHS.

December 30, 2011 - Here's my New Year's resolution regarding Sean Penn: to make sure he never gets another dime from me. It'll be easy because he makes crappy movies anyway. - Stitch, Las Vegas

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