Tuesday, March 31, 2009
8 years later, our new administration doesn't like the word terrorists so they're just going to pretend it doesn't exist.
In light of the above, the following makes perfect sense.
We let the President of the United States of America hire and fire executives of corporations and it appears we will let Congress set salaries for employees, so why not let communists change the name of the Freedom Tower in NYC? Between Obama and Bloomberg I don't think there is much love for the word or the reality of freedom in America anyway.
Why don't they just go and dictate a bananna republic somewhere and leave the rest of us alone.
This is the same Gorelick that took over disgraced Webster Hubbel's position of enforcer as Deputy Attorney General. This is the same Gorelick that made 9/11 possible by Gorelick's "wall of separation" that prohibited intelligence and criminal investigators from cooperating in their separate attempts to protect America. Gorelick has brought down planes, the World Trade Towers and now houses all over America.
This is the same Gorelick that BooHoo Obama wanted to appoint Attorney General of the United States of America.
Just as he was campaigned, Obama's handlers will use bait and switch to constantly keep the focus off the real problems, which would need real solutions to correct. By posing false symptoms as the problem, they can institute false solutions which are actually government wolves in sheep's clothing.
GOVERNMENT WEBSITE TO WARN OF SADNESS/CRYING OVER ECONOMY
Head Nanny, Nancy Pelosi, will be offering green-tips for wiping baby's butt every Tuesday and Thursday in the former smoking lounge at the Capitol. Barney and Harry have already volunteered their time as diaper models.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
But while the online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama's campaign in 2008.
President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft -- though far from planted -- questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message of the day.
The last paragraph above was actually the first in the story as printed. Shocking how the writer slips in phrases such as, "but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook", and "-- though far from planted --" to make the story slant just a certain way.
Even more shocking is this yellow journalism came from such a "respected" source such as The Washington Post. At least I'm shocked. Shocked that this rag is still wasting paper and ink.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
States consider drug tests for welfare recipients... bout time
NKOREA LOADING ROCKET just chat with them
CLINTON WARNS Minnie Me is quaking in his Blow Fish skin boots
PENTAGON DEPLOYS ANTI-MISSILE WARSHIPS Obama the militarist
Roubini Says Stocks Will Drop, Government Will Nationalize More Banks... Obama the Socialist
SOROS: 'I'M HAVING A VERY GOOD CRISIS'... Soros the Socialist who preys on countries
Postal chief says post office running out of money... try email
NYC transit agency adopts fare hikes, service cuts... but NYC can give everybody...
PAPER: Rahm Emanuel's Short FREDDIE MAC stay made him $320,000+... teh insiders insider
PAPER: FOREIGN FAILURES, NEW PREZ FLUNKING GLOBAL TESTS... shoulda studied
EU leader condemns US 'road to hell'; Attack highlights growing rift... just chat with them
URGENT MATTERS: Senate reviewing how college football picks No. 1... R's found some impact
Obama's Spending Plan Faces First Voter Test in New York Race... Developing... rigged test
Back in Boston, Obama's aunt fighting deportation... call nephew, chat
Geithner to Propose Vast Expansion Of Government Oversight... Obama the Socialist
Power to Regulate Hedge Funds, Markets... Obama the Socialist
Task Force to Overhaul Tax Code; 'Rebalance'... Obama the Socialist
AIG employees detail numerous, vile, outrageous death threats... Obama has found the enemy
TENSION: China criticizes new US report on its military... Hillary sure can chat
OBAMA SHOW: Viewership declines for press conference... Obama the long winded bore
CLINTON: USA to blame for much of Mexico violence... Hillary sure can chat
JEFF GORDON FIRES HIS ENTIRE PIT CREW
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has announced he has taken advantage of the new Stimulus Package program to employ inner-city youth by firing his professional pit crew and replacing them with ex-gangbangers.
The decision to hire the boys was inspired by a recent documentary on how unemployed youth from street gangs were able to remove a set of wheels from a car in less than 6 seconds, even without proper equipment. Gordon's existing pit crew could only do it in 8 seconds, even with the benefit of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of high-tech machinery.
The scheme was hailed as an "excellent and bold move" by Gordon's management team, as most races are won or lost in the pits.
At the crew's first practice session, not only was the inexperienced crew able to change all 4 wheels in under 6 seconds, but within 12 seconds they had changed the paint scheme, altered the VIN and sold the car to Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 10 cases of Bud, and a bag of weed.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
W.H. allies target moderate Dems
President Barack Obama’s liberal allies are turning up the heat on a band of moderate Democratic senators with a new ad urging them to support his budget.
Actually, I believe that is threatening them to support Obama's state control budget. Hey, what's a union for if not that?
Americans United for Change (AUC), the labor-backed organization that has produced a steady stream of pro-White House ads, is going up on the air Wednesday in 11 states and Washington, D.C. The goal is to push Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and members of a new group of centrist Democrats to get behind a spending blueprint that many of them have already criticized.
Democrats are going through growing pains since allowing more moderate democrats into their Party, actually they recruited them, to win elections. Now that those who made the Democrats the majority Party in Congress are trying to exert their beliefs on the Party as a whole, the leadership is now going to put them in their place with the help of "card check" backers helping them to see the light.
Hey, Blue Dogs, welcome to the back of Obama's liberal bus. Just be glad you haven't been thrown under it. Yet.
The country and the world are scared, confused and flailing in all directions. Just like Obama.
It is ironic that on this day in 1785 President Thomas Jefferson proposed a national coinage system to bring order to our currency and national economic system. Today we see an administration bringing its disorder to our very doorsteps in direct opposition to the policies of Jefferson who wrote his own speeches and delivered them in his own voice.
The embarrassing desperation of a president is never pretty. Obama's obvious cluelessness gives one that sickening feeling in the pit of their stomach as they realize that this train wreck will not end soon, but seemingly go on and on and on.
Any sampling of headlines from The Drudge Report on any given day portrays an administration stumbling in all directions with no ability to coordinate its movements nor manage a cognitive decision making process as if it is a slobbering bovine suffering from mad cow disease.
NEWSPAPER REVITALIZATION ACT: CONGRESS MOVES TO SAVE PRINT; OUTLAW POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS...
White House to Hunt for New Tax Revenues...
REBATE OFF TABLE?
Defends tax plan on charitable giving...
Fed to Start Buying Treasuries in $300 Billion Plan to Cut Borrowing Costs...
Obama to meet with top bank CEOs...
Obama skips major papers: No NYT, WASHPOST, WSJ, USATODAY...
Dems in senate scrap...
Dodd's Wife a Former Director of AIG Controlled Company...
Rejects China's call for new global currency...
'Super Currency' Call Shows Dollar Concern...
This is day 65 of the Obama Administration and the damage it is doing America will be felt for decades and paid for by generations.
Its ineptness is a disgrace and we haven't even gotten to a discussion of border security, stopping global terrorism, furthering the family and keeping our Constitutional rights intact.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
BEIJING TO PITCH NEW GLOBAL CURRENCY; DUMP DOLLAR...
FLASHBACK: Kremlin to Pitch New Currency...
Laughing Boy is having the time of his life. Controlling companies who wouldn't hire him on a bet and ridiculing Wall Street, capitalists and entrepreneurs.
We're not laughing. The joke is over even for those that voted for him. The Hell with the cover, this book can't be read period because it has never been written. It's just empty pages.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Social engineering through economic punishment or how governments screw up economies by pandering to the public.
Administration seeks increase in oversight of executive pay
The new rules will cover all financial institutions, including those not now covered by any pay rules because they are not receiving U.S. government bailout money. Officials say the rules could also be applied more broadly to publicly traded companies, which already report about some executive pay practices to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Last month, as part of the stimulus package, Congress barred top executives at large banks getting rescue money from receiving bonuses exceeding one-third of their annual pay.
Beyond the pay rules, officials said the regulatory plan is expected to call for a broad new role for the Federal Reserve to oversee large companies, including major hedge funds, whose problems could pose risks to the entire financial system.
Obama, et al are using AIG and others to implement what they intended all along and now that some corporations can be blamed, it gives Obama cover for implementing government control. His Swedish Model. Socialism.
How else would one describe a form of government that doesn't just tell business what they can't do, but also what they must do and how they do it?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Will Congress kill farmers' markets?
What this will do is force anyone who produces food of any kind, and then transports it to a different location for sale, to register with a new federal agency called the "Food Safety Administration." Hmmmmm? (Via a TennZen tweet)
Interesting. A co-sponsor's husband has Monsanto as a client.
UPDATE: Govtrack.us. And here's the Library of Congress' Thomas. And here's the Cato Institute's WashingtonWatch.
UPDATE II: The bill would appear to even cover some fishing boats and potentially your downtown hot dog street vendors. More here.
Question; Won't this also tick off the "organic" base of the Democrat Party?
I see a new bumper sticker:
Russia confirms Iran missile contract...
...Signals Harder Line on Relations With USA
Those chats Obama told us Bush never had, but he would, seem to be really paying off. Not as well as the payoff AIG made to Obama's campaign, but paying off none the less.
International Respect in the morning. It smells like victory!
This administration was a 10 at 2 and in the clear light of morning is a 2 at 10.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Well, they have been briefed. Just cut and paste. Cut and paste
JournoList: Inside the echo chamber
For the past two years, several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics have talked stories and compared notes in an off-the-record online meeting space called JournoList.
Proof of a vast liberal media conspiracy?
Not at all, says Ezra Klein, the 24-year-old American Prospect blogging wunderkind who formed JournoList in February 2007. “Basically,” he says, “it’s just a list where journalists and policy wonks can discuss issues freely.”
But some of the journalists who participate in the online discussion say — off the record, of course — that it has been a great help in their work. On the record, The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin acknowledged that a Talk of the Town piece — he won’t say which one — got its start in part via a conversation on JournoList. And JLister Eric Alterman, The Nation writer and CUNY professor, said he’s seen discussions that start on the list seep into the world beyond.
Cutting and pasting sure saves time, especially if one doesn't have to even think about what to produce each day.
Presto! Here's today's talking points kids. Stay on message...
Zack Space doesn't really have to come up with his own caustic lines when he can steal and then twist statements from PJ O'Rourke;
"Giving money and power to Congress is like giving whisky & car keys to teenagers."
As the cliche goes, if you put Congress in charge of deserts, there'd be a sand shortage in no time.
Zack, never one to lose a chance to pander, now has evolved from a "consumer protection" lawyer into a businessman extraordinaire. AIG is contractually obligated to pay the bonuses, but Zack the businessman says they are exhibiting "irresponsible behavior" if they follow the law. Maybe Zack is trying to drum up some business to help the aggrieved recipients if the bonuses are not paid or maybe he is just following the de jour memo from Pelosi to keep beating on business and raising taxes more and more.
- Taxpayers Would Recoup “Reward” for Irresponsible Behavior -
Responding to calls for action from outraged constituents, Congressman Zack Space (OH-18) today called for a 100% tax on bonuses awarded by AIG to their top employees. Despite taking $170 billion in taxpayer-funded bailout, AIG is unbelievably awarding their executives $165 million in bonus compensation.
“Giving these executives bonuses for their performance with AIG is like giving a drunk driver a medal,” Space said. “Instead of handing these reckless executives checks for millions in bonuses, they should be handed pink slips.”
“If AIG can’t figure out a way to stop these payments, we will just have to take that money back,” Space continued.
The AIG Taxpayer Protection Act, which Space has cosponsored, would require AIG to pay 100% of the value of the bonuses awarded back to the taxpayers. This bill is set to be introduced today.
Congressman Space is also an original cosponsor of the Cap Executive Officer Pay Act of 2009, a bill that will limit the amount of salary, bonuses, and stock options for executives of companies receiving federal rescue assistance to prevent this from happening in the future.
Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He is working to restore integrity to the office, create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio, and support renewable energy.
Maybe Congress needs to tax these people at 100% to make up for all the Obama nominees who didn't pay their taxes. Of course, Zack's dream is to tax every business 100%. That'll teach the money grubbing business owner a thing or two. Of course it would put the federal government further in debt, but they'll just print more bogus money. That's how they do business.
'THE Axis of Idiots'
Jimmy Carter, you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement.You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home,and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when theytook our embassy and our people hostage. You're the runner-in-chief.
Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses to the U.S.S. Cole and the First Trade Center Bombing and Our Embassy Bombings emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately, they grew bolder, until 9/11/2001.
John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam . Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You've accused our military of terrorizing women and children in Iraq . You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, the same words you used to describe Vietnam . You're a fake. You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to murderers just as you did the Vietnamese. Iraq , like Vietnam , is another war that you were for, before you were against it.
John Murtha, you said our military was broken. You said we can't win militarily in Iraq . You accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof and said we should redeploy to Okinawa . Okinawa, John? And the Democrats call you their military expert! Are you sure you didn't suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off building your war hero resume? You're a sad, pitiable, corrupt and washed up politician. You're not a Marine, sir. You wouldn't amount to a good pimple on a real Marine's butt. You're a phony and a disgrace. Run away, John.
Dick Durbin, you accused our soldiers at Guantanamo of being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as the regime of Pol Pot, who murdered two million of his own people after your party abandoned Southeast Asia to the Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same fate. History was not a goodteacher for you, was it? Lord help us! See Dick run.
Ted Kennedy, for days on end you held poster-sized pictures from Abu Ghraib in front of any available television camera. Al Jazeera quoted you saying that Iraqi's torture chambers were open under new management. Did you see the news, Teddy? The IslamicNazis demonstrated another beheading for you. If you truly supported our troops, you'd show the world poster-sized pictures of that atrocity and demand the annihilation of it. Your legislation stripping support from the South Vietnamese led to acommunist victory there......
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer, DianeFeinstein, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Pat Leahy, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, the Hollywood Leftist morons, et al, ad nauseam: Every time you stand in front of television cameras andbroadcast to the Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President lied, that the war is wrong and our Soldiers are torturers, that we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic butchers - the same ones that tortured and mutilated American Soldiers - cause to think that we'll run away again, and all they have to do is hang on a little longer. It is inevitable that we, the infidels, will have to defeat the Islamic jihadists. Better to do it now on their turf, than later on ours after they have gained both strength and momentum.
American news media, the New York Times particularly: Each time you publish stories about national defense secrets and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one united with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can't strike up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.
You are America 's 'AXIS OF IDIOTS.' Your Collective Stupidity will destroy us. Self-serving politics and terrorist-abetting news scoops are more important to you than our national security or the lives of innocent civilians and Soldiers. It bothers you that defending ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering terrorists. Don'tever doubt that. Your frolics will only serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam . If you want our Soldiers home as you claim, knock off the crap and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your silly political aims and aiding our enemies.
Yes, I'm questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends withself. I'm also questioning why you're stealing air that decent Americans could be breathing. You don't deserve the protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to run away from this war, this country. Leave the war to the people who have the will to see it through and the country to people who are willing to defend it.
No, Mr. President, you don't get off the hook, either. Our country has two enemies: Those who want to destroy us from the outside and those who attempt it from within. Your Soldiers are dealing with the outside force. It's your obligation to support them by confronting the AXIS OF IDIOTS.
America must hear it from you that these self-centered people are harming our country, abetting the enemy and endangering our safety. Well up a little anger, please, and channel it toward the appropriate target. You must prosecute those who leak national security secrets to the media. You must prosecute those e in the media who knowingly publish those secrets.
Our Soldiers need you to confront the enemy that they cannot.They need you to do it now.
They should be totally ashamed. Where the hell is the Republican Party? This issue should be the prime example of what is wrong with the administration and liberals in the Congress, the administration and the bureaucracy. That they would even propose such a piece of back stabbing trash shows they should be put back on the streets looking for real work.
President won’t budge on veteran insurance proposal
I got this from Jenkins Hill, a new blog, who has found how the Administration plans to screw our military thus our national security. As he says, "How simply diabolical."
Nationalize the Banks, But Privatize the Military
In the world of the Obama Administration the world is viewed as not as it should be thus the world will have to change for the Administration. This seems to be written in jello just above the door entering the Oval Office.
The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
Great idea Obama. Once you've made the military a mess you'll then have to come in to save it as only you know how to do.
Obama, change you can't live with.
Monday, March 16, 2009
When the bombs struck, many residents, believing they were conventional explosives, ran to their basements, but could not escape the gas. Survivors later said that some victims died immediately, while others, gasping for breath and vomiting, took longer.
For several years after the attacks, Halabja, a village of unpaved streets and old stone buildings, was abandoned. Survivors suffered health problems that included sterility, breathing problems and children born with deformities.
UPDATE: I titled this post because the the photograph
below. Since that time I have read at Bizzy Blog and Virtuous Republic (see
links to them below) about a reporter, Adam Marshall from WCPO, who felt that he
had to run away because he was in danger from attendees at the rally. I do not
believe him. I did not see any activity at the rally that was out of line except
one woman who kept yelling her support for Obama and trying to interrupt the
If Adam Marshall was so terrified, I ask him to produce proof. Unlike
liberals, progressives and socialists, we do not put up with actions such as
Adam Marshall described. If what he says is true then those responsible should
be prosecuted to the fullest no matter who they are. Otherwise, Adam Marshall is
just another reporter with their panties in a twist and trying to make a lie a
The Tea Party in Cincinnati, Ohio was impressive. There are reports of over five thousand people attending and it appears those reports are accurate (police reports confirm). The rally was held in Fountain Square and the square and surrounding areas were packed to hear speakers and to vent at what people believe is wrong about the Pelosi, Obama, Reid administration. More taxes, more spending, bailouts and larger government.
Here are some photographs from the event. Click on to enlarge.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
CUBA, VENEZUELA MAY HOST RUSSIAN BOMBERS
Pretty soon we'll have Russian missiles pointed up our back door once again, but not a current leader in sight to resolve it. And the Russians are making known to the world the respect with which they hold our Dear Leader.
Can he hear the laughter? Maybe Alxerod put him down for a nap.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Obama’s Crisis of Competence
Pulling a page from Bill Clinton, Obama appears poised to start taking credit for improvements in what he called the "worst economy since the Depression." Besides the fact that his statement was political hyperbole, which is PC for a lie, Jimmy "Peanuts" Carter holds the title for the worst economy since the Depression.
By constantly drumming home his mantra of "no tax cuts for the wealthy," "worst economy since the Depression" and other attacks on the money producing base that supports this country, Obama is actually trying to build his case for a be-all government that will grow in size, cost and power.
Obama: U.S. in worst crisis since Depression
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States is in the worst financial crisis of the Great Depression as he opened a debate with Republican rival John McCain.
Obama said the U.S. government should ensure that Wall Street executives do not benefit from bonus payments from failing companies and that if elected, he would seek a tax cut for most Americans.
"We are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and a lot of you I think are worried about your jobs, your pensions, your retirement accounts," he said.
But now we find that maybe the grate communicator is changing his tune.
Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'
Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is "not as bad as we think" and his plans will speed recovery.
Obama is lashing about, going back on his word and showing an inconsistency that has rattled our markets and the world's markets. They know that his plans will continue to hinder any recovery. It will not speed recovery. His cure is killing the patient and all for his vision of government which, now that people are finally and for the first time finding out what it is really, is not shared by the electorate.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This effort left Ohio with an 8.8% unemployment rate in February. Defenders of Ohio’s politicians will say Ohio is just experiencing the downturn in the national economy. But how do they explain that from December ’08 to February ’09, national unemployment grew from 7.2% to 7.6%, a 2.8 percent increase? In Ohio it went from 7.4 to 8.8, almost a 20 percent increase.
How did our neighbor, West Virginia, hold its rate to 6.2%? In 2008 its Democrat governor cut taxes and cleaned up the state’s unemployment comp mess-- it didn’t reward political patrons with $1.5 billion of pork-filled “stimulus” spending.
Now Ohio’s Governor has proposed a budget with a gap that will require $8 billion in federal “stimulus” funds to close. These federal dollars contain strings in a variety of programs that will increase Ohio spending on welfare and other things for years to come.
And to get to a point where $8 billion of federal funds will balance the books, the Governor has proposed a “no tax increase” budget with new and increased “fees” that will raise more than $1.25 billion in new revenue.
Ohioans are ready to tell Ohio politicians, "Enough is Enough!"
It’s time for Ohio to live within its means, to create a government that does not require a tax burden that drives its most productive citizens to other states.
The more than 10,000 members of Americans for Prosperity in Ohio are making a difference.
Join us for a rally on the North Plaza of Capital Square in Columbus, next Saturday, March 14, where we will let our leaders know that "Enough is Enough!" Congressman Jim Jordan will join us to show his support for fiscal responsibility in government.
What: Ohio Tea Party to protest wasteful government spending
Who: Americans for Prosperity Congressman Jim Jordan
When: Saturday, March 14, 11:00am
Where: North Plaza of Capital Square, ColumbusCorner of High and Broad Streets
We need to stop wasting precious dollars on pork and patronage, whether those dollars come from the federal government or from hardworking Ohio citizens.
We need to let Ohio know that Fees Are Taxes and that Ohio needs less taxes and spending not more.
State DirectorAmericans for Prosperity
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
He would allow no earmarks.
First came the Simulus bill. He said no earmarks. Well, not many.
Now comes the budget bill. Tons of earmarks by Democrats and Republicans alike. Congress is laughing at Obama. The nation is laughing at Obama.
Obama is their cute little punk who will be told what to do and when to do it.
Obama defends pet projects and signs spending bill
President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed guidelines to do it. Obama, accused of hypocrisy by Republicans for embracing billions of dollars of earmarks in the legislation, said they can be useful and noted that he has promised to curb, not eliminate them.
Obama is in way over his head, but we're the ones that are going to drown.
What a pitiful joke.
Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."
Carville was joined by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who seemed encouraged by a survey he had just completed that revealed public misgivings about the newly minted president.
"We rush into these focus groups with these doubts that people have about him, and I'm wanting them to turn against him," Greenberg admitted.
The pollster added with a chuckle of disbelief: "They don't want him to fail. I mean, they think it matters if the president of the United States fails."
I need to get my ears cleaned because I haven't heard any gnashing of teeth over Little Jimmy Bob, the ragin' Cajun from nowhere.
Now, the question may be, are there enough honest, non-wacko and those who believe in Obama to staff important positions in the Obama Administration. Of course there are if BO and the boys lower the bar far enough for some to slither over and into positions of importance in the government of the United States of America. BTW, The US is a country of some importance in the world. You know the old cliches that everyone seemed tired of in the last election, beacon of hope in the world, most generous, most productive and the bulwark against crazies and puffed up rookies who think they know better than all of us losers who believe in our country, our fellow man and freedom.
Even the bottom of the barrel appear to be switching their little rat tails as they abandon the ship of state, USS Obama.
Freeman hits 'Israel lobby' on way out
Charles W. Freeman Jr.'s abrupt withdrawal from his appointment as chairman of the National Intelligence Council came after he drew fire on a number of fronts - including questions about his financial ties to China and Saudi Arabia.
In particular, Freeman has described "Israeli violence against Palestinians" as a key barrier to Mideast peace, and referred to violence in Tibet last year - widely seen in the United States as a revolt against Chinese occupation - as a "race riot."
"The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth."
Let's see, after just a matter of weeks George McGovern's boy from the Middle Easy Policy Council is bounced because many questioned his credentials, his financial ties to China and Saudi Arabia and his loud mouth and it's all the Joooooos fault. Well, isn't that special.
Diplomacy in the Age of Terror
We destroyed the Iraqi state and catalyzed anarchy, sectarian violence, terrorism, and civil war in that country. Meanwhile, we embraced Israel’s enemies as our own; they responded by equating Americans with Israelis as their enemies. We abandoned the role of Middle East peacemaker to back Israel’s efforts to pacify its captive and increasingly ghettoized Arab populations. We wring our hands while sitting on them as the Jewish state continues to seize ever more Arab land for its colonists.
Nothing says balance in the Middle East like saying that the Jews are blood thirsty colonists who view Arabs as nothing more than vermin in the way. Wait, didn't people say that about the Jews before Israel?
Hey, Freeman, don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out. Another great pick Barack.
Another Obama pick owes back taxes, but it’s OK because, now caught, he’ll pay up
Monday, March 09, 2009
9th March, 2009 : Mexican drug war spilling into US
Homes are being invaded by gunmen, people raped and tortured, and bodies dumped in the Arizona desert as violence from the Mexican drug wars spills into the American Southwest.
Illegal immigration and drug smuggling have always been issues in this border state, but warring Mexican cartels are carrying violence to levels that have shocked law enforcement and government officials.
"It's definitely being ramped up beyond anything we've ever seen before," Arizona state Senator Jonathan Paton told AFP.
"The violence in terms of kidnapping, home invasions, and assassinations here has increased. We see the violence flowing from Mexico into the US and we're seeing we have to take different steps."
Sunday, March 08, 2009
After the show four of us went from restaurant to restaurant in the Short North, downtown and German Village attempting to get a quick bite before the after art opening party. There were lines everywhere.
After a long wait and dinner, we then attempted to go to the party which started at the Burgundy Room in the Short North. Wasn't a chance we could find a parking space nearby. Finally getting there, I had to convince the fellow at the door we were meeting a party in the back room. The place was packed. Shoulder to shoulder. Laughter, canapes and drinks consuming the air.
Leaving the Burgundy Room around 11:00 PM we went to the house of a good friends for an after-party after-party where I listened to to people talk of the financial crisis that President Bush put us in and how this depression could take years and massive government help to cure.
I walked to the bar and poured a very stiff single malt from a $200 bottle of scotch and sat to watch the sadness of the worst economy since the Depression.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Nah. Sin taxes are a hoax.
Do they do some good? Yes. Do they do harm? Yes. Do these taxes help the very people they are purported to help through social engineering by local, state and the federal government. No. Do these taxes encourage more wanton government spending which allows government to interpose itself more into our private lives? Absolutely, yes.
Most importantly, are these taxes 'healthy' form of taxation? No, they are a perfidy upon our system of government.
Bootleggers, buttleggers and lootleggers are now a common forms of crime throughout the country and is getting worse daily because of further increases in government taxation on products that the public wants.
Government gets away with it by holding the innocent, the children and the health of the nation as reasons for otherwise logical citizens to buy into their illogical and false arguments. It would be more honest for the government to put a picture of a kitty on each product and say, "Pay the tax or kitty gets it." Unfortunately, our induced entitlement society no longer seems to have a problem with a dishonest government. In fact, to get 'theirs', they have embraced it and have thrown logic and truth out of the window. As long as they get what is 'owed' them, screw the other guy.
Sin taxes do not discourage the great majorities of their target, The Center for Disease Control has issued papers and studies showing that smokers remain the same percentage as before, even increasing in certain age and sex groups. Alcohol sales have remained steady until recently when they headed up sharply. Even though most people do not view lotteries as taxes, they are indeed, and not paid by all, but only by those whose engage in playing the lottery.
As one state increases their tax, the state next door increases their tax until one state lowers their tax to increase traffic (lower taxes do increase revenue) and then the first state makes a law that prohibits the interstate importation of said product from the lower taxed state back into their state. So much for fair interstate commerce, but the real culprit is interstate competition in business. Competition, as we all know, between private commerce is our market system and a good one for balancing prices and quality making for a good value for the consumer. Anti-price gouging laws are the counterbalance. Business competition, ie, monopoly enforcement, between states and other forms of government has been and is a disaster which hurts the consumer.
State lotteries, once forbidden nationwide, have grown exponentially to 'stop' the flow of money from one state to another. When one state forms a lottery, the one next door is likely to jump on the education/lottery bandwagon because they state 'their' tax dollars are fleeing the state. First, it isn't the state's money; second, the state should not be in business (think Fannie and Freddie); and third, the state lies to their citizens by stating what the raised tax money will be spent on and then spending it elsewhere and actually just creating another bureaucracy.
Higher and higher taxes to stop people from smoking and to pay for the increased costs of smoking on society is a set of canards that Barnum would be proud of. As smokers tend to die younger, they have not only saved the government and society a pot of money, they have paid for the right to die younger in sums that would make organized crime blush which is why organized crime has jumped into these markets. They want to steal as much money as the government has only without taxation, just profits. At least they are honest about their dishonesty.
Cigarette Taxes Are Fueling Organized Crime
Last month, New York law enforcement authorities announced the arrest of Queens resident Rafea al-Nablisi for smuggling 12,000 cartons of cigarettes a week. It was not the first such arrest, and thanks to New York's latest cigarette tax hike, it will not be the last.
On April 23, less than two weeks after Mr. Nablisi's arrest was made public, Gov. David Paterson signed into law a $1.25 per-pack tax hike on top of the state's $1.50 per-pack tax. That's in addition to New York City's own $1.50 per-pack tax. Come July 1, New York City's smokers will be paying on average $9 a pack for legal cigarettes.
But if history is any guide, most cigarettes sold will actually be trucked up from Virginia, or shipped in from China, by "butt-leggers" who can make over $1 million on each tractor-trailer load of smuggled smokes. The blunt fact, which politicians of both political parties are determined to ignore, is that high cigarette taxes in New York have led to a bloody, decades-long smuggling epidemic.
While the problem first surfaced during the Great Depression, tax hikes in the early 1960s created a major profit opportunity for smugglers and kicked the epidemic into high gear. By 1967, a quarter of the cigarettes consumed in the Empire State were bootlegged. New York City's finance administrator labeled cigarette smuggling the "principal stoking facility of the engine of organized crime."
Smuggling is very profitable. My ancestors could attest to that. Smuggling has become very dangerous and violent which takes law enforcement away from protecting the general public which does not engage in smuggling. This is yet another form of hidden taxation when we are asked to be taxed more for our safety when the increased crime and violence was actually made possible by government and then encouraged as they ignore reality and further increase their stupidity and our taxes.
Sin taxes are regressive, ie they disproportionately target the poor. These taxes hurt the very segment of society which they purport to help. Love stinks. They are regressive in another way as well as children learn that smoking, drinking and gambling are stupid, ergo their parents or family members who do so must be stupid and the state smart, making sin taxes good thus we, as a society, must have more taxes paving the way for more government programs and departments they were never intended to take part in, but are supported by certain segments of society and politicians hoping to pad their nest and get re-elected.
This is the rotten dais from which lies about the economics of taxation and sin taxes are told.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Tom of BizzyBlog and Matt of Weapons of Mass Discussion invited me to join and I gladly said yes to join with so many of Ohio's finest and most accomplished bloggers. Hopefully they will not come to their senses and say, "Oops, our mistake." If they do ..., well, think of eggs, face and chuckles had by all.
If you look to the sidebar you will see a ticker of recent SOB posts and then a complete listing.
Visit all of them. You will learn, have fun and get to know Ohio much better.
So, yes, I am a SOB and proud of it. Thank you members.
Burping Worms May Contribute to Climate Change
Aquatic animals that feed on lake and stream bottom sediments burp out small amounts of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, a new study finds.
Why don't the worms, spewing gas about man made, nee angler's beauties, global warming, climate change or whatever, take it up with God? He listens to all, but as my grandfather told me, he doubted that He suffered fools glady.
VENEZUELA'S CHAVEZ THREATENS TO EXPROPRIATE FOOD COMPANIES...
'I warn you this revolution means business'...
Change is a thirsty work, especially when one gets to the heavy lifting and it's against the tide of logic and the precedent of failure.
Even the Communist Manifesto looks pretty good on paper. In reality, their heavy lifting is of the dead and the murdered.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
2008 Executive PayWatch
The International Monetary Fund estimates that the financial turmoil set off by the collapse of the mortgage market could total nearly $1 trillion. Yet, chief executive officers of the firms most responsible for causing the crisis collected hundreds of millions of dollars in pay last year. This highlights the need for further reform to protect companies and their investors.
In fact they are so upset about inequality that they decided to have a meeting about how the elites screw the workers:
AFL-CIO Boss on Economy, H2B Visas
While vacationers gather around the pool the newly refurbished Fontainebleau Hotel, inside the conference rooms the AFL-CIO is holding an executive council meeting. Featuring the heads of more than 50 of unions, representing millions of workers, the executive council is discussing the best way to move the economy forward and to advance labors issues.
"We're at a time when our economy is in collapse and working people are suffering as a result of it all," AFL-CIO President John Sweeney told CBS4 News.
Labor played a critical role in President Barack Obama's election and their support remains essential as he tries to pass his economic recovery plans.
Their meeting was held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, recently refurbished for around a billion dollars. The Fontainebleau features very high priced restaurants (11 of them) and high priced rooms.
These union guys sure know just how the little guy gets by. To show their unity with the workers they stayed at a 4 star hotel instead of a 5 star one. The valet parking is only $32 a night.
Resurrecting Nixon's Enemies List or Clinton's or Pelosi's or even Blogo's is a bad idea, but when you mix one part Carville with one part Emanuel and throw in various court jesters, you've got a bad idea.
ENEMIES LIST: WHITE HOUSE PLOTS LIMBAUGH COVERAGE
Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.
But, but Obama and the O Team started their Enemies List a long time ago.
Obama's Enemies List
The more things change...
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Downing St left embarrassed after President Obama scales down first meeting with Brown
Downing Street was left scrambling to avoid a diplomatic embarrassment today after the White House ruled out a formal press conference to mark Gordon Brown's first formal meeting with Barack Obama.
Officials denied the Prime Minister was being snubbed after it emerged that the new president would not make himself available for the traditional joint appearance before the White House media.
Mr Brown's aides are trying to make the best of what is a distinctly low key visit compared to the family hospitality lavished on Tony Blair by George Bush when they met for the first time.
Just because being nice to one of our best and most forthright allies has worked well in the past doesn't mean the Obama feels it's necessary now. He is change. Change is him. No reason our foreign relationships shouldn't go south as fast as our economy.
He added he would like to think his relationship with Mr Brown was 'terrific' and stressed his personal links with Britain through his mother's family.
Yeah, if those personal links are so important, how about an Ambassadorship to Scotland, Wales or Prussia for me. You know, because of my Momma. He was joshing us right? Please tell me was.
'The notion that there's any lessening of the special relationship with Britain is nonsense,' he said.
The fact that he had to say this should tell him something about his approach to foreign affairs.
Behind Mr Obama's shoulder was the bust of his hero Abraham Lincoln which replaced a bronze of Winston Churchill presented by Tony Blair to his predecessor George Bush and removed shortly after the new president took office.
Downing Street hopes their talks will extend beyond the relatively modest 90 minutes allocated for their meetings and a private lunch in the White House.
Apart from a separate meeting with Vice President Joe Biden, there are no other events planned.
The Obamas are not holding a dinner for the Browns, and the Prime Minister will not be hosting a reception or dinner at the British embassy.
Mr Brown will present the president with a pen-stand made of timber from HMS Gannett, a Royal Navy ship that served on anti-slavery patrol in the 19th century.
Yep, 90 minutes of chat and that's it. Cross the Atlantic, get lunch and 90 minutes. I hope the Obama cherishes the pen stand.
Monday, March 02, 2009
via American Power
Janeane Garofalo, owner of "I Hate Mysef Productions", knows that she is a better person than Rush. As one comedienne to another, she told Countdown's Keith Olbermann that her being a better person is a "scientific fact."
Whoa, with science behind her, I feel so much better.
Garofalo also hates Gov. Palin. As the owner of 15 beautiful tattoos, Garofalo pretty much hates anybody that is not a leftists which gives her so much quality time to hate the majority of people in this country.
Recently, she had the time to join a hate huddle with Mr Positive, Bill Maher:
Nearby, actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo was sitting down at Mr. Maher’s lunch table, looking as though she’d stepped off the set of her 1994 movie Reality Bites—layered tank tops, dark wavy hair, kitten glasses, tattoos exposed.
“I’m an atheist. I used to say agnostic but then I realized that I only said that out of fear,” she told the Transom. “I just thought it wasn’t fair to say ‘just in case there is a God.’ If I’m wrong, I’d rather be wrong all the way rather than claim to be agnostic to save my own ass.” Ms. Garofalo said she grew up in a strict conservative household and was a member of the Catholic Youth Organization until she was in college.
“It’s difficult to bring faith into Washington because it’s not debatable,” she continued. “If it was the religion of Martin Luther King or Jimmy Carter, that would be nice. They were nice about it.”
I've a friend that has had a tremendous amount of self inflicted problems as her self loathing and lying become her two most prominent features. She wants to now become a psychological counselor.