Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election DayWhy am I not surprised that political appointees of a Chicago political thug, err, "the President," would endorse political intimidation at the ballot box? Read the whole article here.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Great column by Walter Williams reviewing Thomas Sowell's new book, "The Housing Boom and Bust." No surprise that Sowell gets it and tracks our current problems back to the Clinton administration, with no respite from the Bushies. Bush did try to warn the Congress what was happening, but Barnie and Chrissy and the boys kept the truth from getting out.
Top government officials, including the heads of the US Treasury, the Fed, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are calling for the creation of a powerful systemic risk regulator to reign in systemic risk in the private sector. But their government is now the most serious source of systemic risk.
How's that "Hope and Change" gonna feel with double-digit inflation? Ahh, the Carter years redux.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It is the custom of those of us on the conservative side of the aisle to respond to their bombast with calm, measured tones. Here is one of those responses - an excellent summary of the current "global warming" hoax. I know the Gorons will scream that "there is no debate!!!!!" But facts are funny little things...I am old enough to remember these same creeps scaring the hell out of us that we were all going to die in a new ice age. It's all about the power folks:
As noted earlier, the alarmists have learned well from the past. They saw what motivates policy makers is not necessarily just hard science, but a well-orchestrated symphony of effort. Their approach is calculated and deliberate. Remember the quote from one of the most outspoken alarmists, “We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of the doubts we have.”
They have used that strategy to execute an orchestrated agenda over the last two decades:
- Announce a disaster
- Cherry pick some results
- Back it up with computer modeling
- Proclaim a consensus
- Stifle the opposition
- Take over the process and control the funding
- Roll the policy makers
This also corresponds with a recent poll on the pro-life movement where the majority of Americans say they are opposed to murdering babies...what a concept! Now, that was only 51%, although in Obamaspeak, that's still a LANDSLIDE!!! (only three exclamation points), but the trend looks good.
Hope IS still alive!
Barry O and the Boys would have done better with our money if they had heeded the old nursery rhyme:
"All the King's horses and all the King's men..."
So what is our return on the $15,000,000,000 + that Obama spent on this turkey?
Bankruptcy was the best option from the start, not paying off the Union thugs.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
One of the most chilling observations in the article:
Keeping in mind the theory that the optimum size of government is less than 25% of GDP, consider that in 2008, US total government spending equaled $5,237.1 trillion or 36% of GDP.8 This would suggest that we were already spending well beyond the "optimum level" and further spending increases will decrease economic growth and prosperity. Unfortunately, in 2009, US total government spending will be equivalent to 43% of GDP!Yup, 43%. Go read the article, and if you haven't already, go read "The Road to Serfdom." It is a wake up call and should be required reading for all high schoolers.
Then a couple of pieces in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye. I have never been a fan of South Park, but I do remember a friend of mine relating the "Underpants Gnomes" storyline with great amusement - Bret Stephens picks up the theme and draws the parallel : "In Gnome-speak, then, Mr. Obama's energy policy goes something like this: Phase One: Inaugurate the era of "green" energy. Phase Two: Overturn the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Phase Three: Carbon neutrality!"
Bill McGurn follows up with "Dick Cheney's Second Act," in which the author observes : "Think about that. Back in those heady days after the 2008 election, anyone who suggested that Mr. Obama might find himself playing defense to Dick Cheney on Guantanamo would have been hauled off as barking mad. Yet that's exactly what Mr. Cheney has pulled off, leaving a desperate White House to try to drown him out by adding an Obama speech the same day Mr. Cheney was slated to address the American Enterprise Institute."
The common themes - confusion, weakness, incoherence. We can only pray that the scales will continue to fall from the eyes of the "observer class," as they were so complicit in getting this lightweight elected. But this is progress.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Remember, this is 350 miles ABOVE the Earth and they are traveling at 17,000 mph. Fantastic!
There are also two torture rooms, each about 10 by 15 feet, and each with a beam, suspended from the ceiling, to which are attached several meat hooks. From these hooks, prisoners were hung by their wrists tied behind the back: the effect was to dislocate the shoulders and cause slow and agonizing suffocation while the rest of the body was beaten with wire whips and shocked by a generator attached to the nipples and genitals.
Read the rest of the story here.
The whole "torture" argument has been ginned up as one more thing to weaken the United States. In the real world, there are real bad guys, real evil. They have to be dealt with and negotiating isn't much of a solution when you are dealing with a guy that wants to see you on a meat hook. Rumbler has never advocated torture, but there is a very clear line between making someone feel uncomfortable enough that they tell you where the bomb is hidden and hooking someone up to a generator.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
But seriously folks...I am sorry they rejected my idea of "RATTALFF" - "Release a Terrorist to Live with a Liberal for Fun." It would be entertaining to see how these folks with SOO much feeling would do as Achmed started sawing their heads off. These are truly bad folks, thank God some of the Dems are coming to their senses. Sadly though, it has more to do with power and re-election...you mean their constituents didn't want these baddies living with them??
This is yet another example of the war being fought by naive little brats.
Report Shows Air Quality Improved During Bush Administration - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
Oh, and he kept us safe for eight years.
Mr. Rajapaksa wisely ignored international calls for a ceasefire as he got closer to victory, including threats from the Obama Administration to block $1.9 billion in International Monetary Fund aid money.
This isn't about a negotiated settlement where each side walks away happy. When you have an enemy that is committed to your death and destruction, you don't have many options. Great peice in the Wall Street Journal this morning documenting these facts.
There's also a bonus example for us to take heed of in the article:
After decades of socialism, several rounds of liberalization have since paved the way for 6% to 8% annual growth even amid a civil war.
How long will we have to wander in the socialist woods with Barry O before we realize the way back with free markets?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
(Hat tip National Scene)
The parallels to Orwell's "1984" continue to mount with this bunch. Change the language and feel better:
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
"GAY IS GOOD"
"ABORTION IS LIFE"
"RED INK IS BLACK INK"
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The Associated Press: Report: One-fourth of overseas votes go uncounted
Seriously folks, it's bad enough that the drinking age is 21 years old so our warriors that are under age can't quaff a cold one after waxing some Jihadis, but for God's sake, can't they at least have the right to vote?
But this reveals more about the casual nature that JFB (Joe "Freakin" Biden) approaches his job. If he is willing to part with small secrets like this so casually, what else is he going to blunderingly give up just to impress the ladies?
Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
Friday, May 15, 2009
Americans want less government? Would someone give the Anointed O this memo, puhleeze!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
American Thinker: Letter of Amends from a Recovering Liberal in Berkeley
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
If this holds, Obama deserves praise for recognizing that all this would do is inflame passions in the Arab world and get some of our guys killed. The reservation I have is this -is this another case of Obamaspeak? Note "he did not FEEL comfortable..." and "directed his counsel to OBJECT to the IMMEDIATE release..." I realize he doesn't have the authority to single-handedly stop this - it's in the courts, although wait, if you can overrule 200 years of law in dealing with Chrysler bond-holders, wouldn't the ACLU be a walk in the park?
“Last week, the President met with his legal team and told them that he did not feel comfortable with the release of the DOD photos because he believes their release would endanger our troops, and because he believes that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented to the court,” said a White House official who asked not to be named.
“At the end of that meeting, the President directed his counsel to object to the immediate release of the photos on those grounds,” the official said.
I sure would be more comfortable with language like "the President recognizes the grave danger this would cause for U.S. Servicemen and has placed a security classification on the documents to prevent their release..."
We shall see, but if it holds, credit where credit is due.
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It does remind one of the old Robin Williams schtick about communist humor - the "Soviet suppressions" - "they don't laugh they just sit in the front scowl and say 'funny,ha."
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The danger of the unions - really the union leadership-is exposed in this great piece over at American Thinker.
This column is particularly interesting as it highlights the conflicts between the Kennedy wing of the Democrat party and the Clinton wing. Rumbler wrote at length about this some months ago - worth the read: Reflections from the Late '60's.
Monday, May 11, 2009
OK, Gibbsy says 9/11 was over the top...but take a look at his boss's reaction to the "joke."
That's what you get from the left nowadays - disagree with their position and you are a "dumb bitch." They follow up their hate-spew with either lame outs like Gibbsy gave or with full blown Krystallnacht tactics in an effort to shout down and intimidate any opposition.
If this is O's idea of "bringing us all together" and "putting aside childish things," we are in for a very long four years.
Friday, May 8, 2009
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This is a sad article - at least among one group of people the reality of "we were had," is sinking in. How long before the rest of the nation figures this out?
Holy Cow! Even the Brookings Institute says the budget is a clunker and O's "cuts" are a "drop in the bucket"...I guess you can't call yourself an "Institute" if you simply read the White House talking points. Not to worry, O, the Dems in Congress have you covered!
How else can you explain the following quote from his Omificence when he is introducing a budget that will bury our children in red ink and taxes:
But one of the pillars of this foundation is fiscal responsibility. We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits don't matter and waste is not our problem. We can no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration -- or the next generation.
And Jim Jones said that KoolAid tasted good and was goooood for you!
Scary stuff, give it a read.
This is great...the ACORN spokesman is Clintonesque in his response - it wasn't ACORN, it was ACORN employees. Best part is towards the end when Glen asks him if he could name one Republican they have ever supported.
These people are apparatchiks for the Democrat party and need to be stopped. Lack of ballot security will destroy the republic.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
White House to Release Photo From New York Flyover - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
Those crazy kids over there at 1600 PA just can't decide what they want to do...how about re-thinking releasing the photos of our fallen warriors and "torture" victims?
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Team O won't release the happy jet jockey pictures of Air Force One buzzing the Manhattan skyline, but they are more than happy to release pictures of our dead soldiers and pictures from military investigations into prisoner abuses. Interesting double standard - is Barry trying to send NYC some kind of message?
Monday, May 4, 2009
How about we build a prison in .... Cuba!!
Wire just reported that the Dems in the Senate have killed the $50 million request to build the new prison in the United States. Maybe they want to volunteer to "talk" to each of these prisoners by guesting them in their houses.
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