Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hugo helps the people make wise media choices

What's a President for if he can't keep the "people" from being inundated with all this newsy stuff?

Chavez, Bush hater and Obama BFF, thinks the media should just be quiet and only cover issues that are favorable to the country's leader - kinda like our very own New York Times.

He said the government is developing eight new laws or reforms of existing laws that will have an impact on the media, including one that creates a new set of "media crimes" punishable with prison sentences.

When are people who are so in love with this dictator going to admit that he is NOT what they had hoped and believed he was. He throws bones (very small, bitter bones) to the disadvantaged to get votes, and then rules a totalitarion government with an iron fist.
Update: "freedom of expression must be limited"

Update 2

Curiouser and curiouser. 34 radio stations shut down and no comment from our Prez.

Krugman, wake up, Canadians come HERE for their health care

Poor Paul. Those facts keep whacking you in the face. Maybe you should lay low for August too.

Barack Obama's Revolutionary Guard

We are BORG.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Not your father's revolution

This revolution appears to have a different face than most people expected. Not too many long haired hippies (although there are a few) and the music is less 10 Years After and more Big and Rich.

The Tea Party phenomenon of the last few months appears to be growing. Regular folks, not just college students or potheads seem to be taking time out of their days and mostly weekends and evenings (most have jobs) to let their legislators know that generally they are very concerned about government taking over many aspects of what once was private enterprise. The healthcare plan is a hot button that triggers a great deal of the recent, let's give it a nice radical term, unrest.

Senator Claire McCaskill made the blunder of kicking these middle class warriors off her sidewalk last week as they were protesting the socializing of healthcare. Last night the rowdies took over McCaskill's town hall meeting (that she couldn't attend!)

Power to the people.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Billy Mays' Spirit Lives On

The great pitchman Billy Mays, hawker of late night TV-Only products such as Mighty Putty, Might Mend-it, Oxi-Clean and Steam Buddy may have taken the great dirt nap a few weeks ago, but his spirit lives on.

In our President.

No past president has worn out the tires on Air Force One the way Barack Obama has. He has travelled far and wide to apologize for our country's mere existence and to appease any and all despots with gentle and diplomatic man hugs. Don't worry, be happy - Georgia on your mind? Go for it.

And at home it's the snake oil salesmanship that Billy Mays could only marvel at. "Buy this TARP, Buy this Stimulus, Buy this Auto Industry buyout........and do it before Midnight tonight!" And we did. Well we didnt -our democratic Reps and Senators bought it hook, line and sinker. And when the package arrived the products, like they always do, left us wanting. In the excitement of the pitch and the rush to buy before midnight, our government served up several steaming hot plates of foul- smelling over-priced porkulus. Ick. The smell won't go away and the deficit will linger for decades.

Now Barack has taken on his greatest challenge. He means to convince us, ala Billy Mays, that what we have isn't good enough - our cleaner doesn't clean well enough, our glue doesn't stick well enough, our health care system stinks and if we would just buy before Midnight tonight - all will be well.

And this is where Barack is making poor Billy roll over in his grave. Barack is going to sell the monstrous health care plan just like all the other late night products he's sold - without even showing us the product! Just scare the hell out of everyone and convince them that everything sucks and they'll buy before midnight tomorrow night!

Barack, like that huckster PT Barnum knows that a sucker is born every minute and most people are more stupid than a bunch of Cambridge cops.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Actual concrete plans for needed health care change

Ever notice that the democrat controlled Congress and the democrat President aren't too nifty at actually explaining what their health care plan is about? The vague rhetoric is about getting all Americans covered without increasing the national debt.

Congressional Budget Office investigators say that is not possible under the Obama plan. The CBO is a congressionally controlled office. Democrats can expect the rosiest picture from this group. If that's the rosiest assessment maybe this plan is just plain inadequate.

Enter Governor of Louisianna Bobby Jindal. Jindal is a bright young star in national politics and happens to be a Republican. He outlines, in a WSJ article, a clear, sensible 7 point plan on how to go about creating a better health care plan in America. It makes sense, it's understandable, it's not being crammed down the nation's throat under some artificial deadline.

I served in the U.S. House with a majority of the current 435 representatives,and I am confident that if given the proper amount of legislative review, they will not accept the flawed Pelosi plan that is currently stuck in committee. Yet there is general agreement among Republicans and Democrats that we need health-care reform to bring costs down. This agreement can be the basis of a genuine, bipartisan reform, once the current over-reach by Mr.Obama and Mrs.Pelosi fails. Leaders of both parties can then come together behind health-care reform that stresses these seven principles:


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wrong rhetoric again, Mr President.

I didn't watch the press conference last night. He's had so many that I've really been "Baracked" out and can't take it anymore. Now that we know that he plants questions at the end from certain reporters it kind of ruins the possibility for spontaneity.

But all over the papers and all over the radio was the President telling us that the racially motivated and "stupid" police of Cambridge, Massachusetts have proven that racism is still alive. This was in response to the story of Louis Gates, Harvard professor of African American studies, who allegedly was treated in a racially motivated fashion when he was arrested at his home.

The story suggests that Mr Gates was unable to enter his home through his front door. He and his driver, also an African American male tried to force entry by trying to "shoulder" the door open. A neighbor called the police concerned that a breaking and entering might be in progress. When the police arrived Gates had made entry through the back door. The police confronted Mr Gates at the entry of his house. They asked for identification, Gates apparently first refused but then acquiesed and gave a Harvard ID. Even in Gates' own accounts he never said there was racial verbiage used by the policemen, or that they touched him or used threatening or demeaning tones.

The police began to leave when Gates began shouting "this is how black men are treated in America" and something about racism and "your Mama". The policemen returned to the porch of the home and arrested and cuffed Mr. Gates.

The policemen seemed to have acted exactly according to procedure and it was Mr Gates who could have kept this incident as nothing more than police checking in on a possible break-in. They were trying to protect Mr Gates' home. How the president decided that the police are "stupid" and racist out of the reports I've heard are curious.

He should have said, "I'm not aware of all the facts of the case, let me get back to you." Instead he took a cheap, race-baiting shot at the police. Not what I expect out of the office of the President.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Shining Light Ever Dimming

Frankly we might as well call it what it is. Eisenhowerian isolationism. We stick our nose in No One's business (save Afghanistan where we're increasing our military might daily) under Obama.

It's peace, love, and let's make sure everyone in our country has a right to Waygu beef.

Ben Shapiro at explains our quickly waning interest in human rights wrongs.

Somewhere in the dark unknown blotch that is North Korea, there is a young man bent beneath a heavy burden. He is dozens of pounds underweight, fed on corn and salt, hunched over at the waist. His teeth are turning black, and several have already fallen out. He suffers from diarrhea and fever.
Every so often, he watches as the camp guards shoot disobedient prisoners in the head.Sometimes, he watches as camp doctors lead young pregnant women into a room here they perform forced abortions. The young man will die before he hits 50;he'll be lucky to make it to 40. He will die in chains, as his fathers and grandfathers did before him; according to a Korean Bar Association report released this week, hundreds of thousands have suffered the same fate.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls his government "unruly."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jim DeMint. Idiot.

Two points Mr. DeMint.

1. It's not and should never be personal.  If you disagree with Obama's policies fine.  Attack the policies, not the man.  "Breaking" Obama and sending him to his "Waterloo" demonstrates that you think this is personal, it's not.  If it is for you, you have no right to represent ANYONE in our government.  

2. By making it personal you have provided the Democrats with ammunition that bears witness to the belief that disagreeing with Obama is only for mean-spirited people.  It is of course unfair to paint all those who oppose many of Obama's policies/methods as taking part in the "politics of personal attack".  But your comment, both awful and stupid will help strengthen that perception and will be used by every member of the Obama media drool brigade for months.


Get off the Surgeon General's Back(side)

If you have a problem with Dr Regina Benjamin's stance on abortion or any other policy issues, fine, take a swipe at her.  But don't you dare pick  on her for her weight.

The only other Surgeon General I can even remember was C. Everett Koop and he looked like he was carrying a 50 lb. flour sack under his shirt.  Believe me he's taken down a number of Super Size meals at McDonalds in his lifetime.

There's no reason Dr Benjamin should be held to any higher standard than the Koopster.

And she's done some very good things in her lifetime to help others that she didn't have to do.  Obama seems to have picked a fine candidate for this job.

Take a pill and shut up.

ObamaCare has solutions to every healthcare problem. Take a pain pill, it's cheaper.

Your new President of the United States. Wow.

Monday, July 20, 2009

What's the rush on the healthcare legislation? Ohhhh...

Mid July is when an update of projected fiscal year budget numbers are ALWAYS released by the White House.  But not in this "transparent" administration.


The White House projected revenues for 2012 are forecast at $3.1 trillion. But if growth is just 2 percent, rather than around 4 percent, as some economists now expect, that income would hover around $2.4 trillion — adding another $700 billion to the projected deficit of $581 billion.

White House putting off release of budget update

The administration’s annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama’s budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.

The release of the update - usually scheduled for mid-July - has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town on its August 7 summer recess.

This means ram that Health Care bill through NOW before the public realizes we're up to our derrieres in debt and the Obamaconomy has been an utter disaster.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Senator Boxer plays the race card...and gets her A$$ kicked.

Hard lefty white liberals play the race card all the time. Somehow we're supposed to believe they know better than black people how black people really feel.
The sympathetic, I know your pain, usually works except in this case where a proud man, a businessman, can no longer take it.

How can I go have a beer with this guy?

The comments are as valuable as the video clip.

Charlie Rangel, flying under the media radar.

Congressman Rangel has been under ethics investigations for a year or more. In the past year he spent $978,000 on lawyers. How does a guy who makes $174,000 a year in salary do that?

Just askin'

Haven't seen much about this on CBS, NBC, ABC and the major newspapers. Have you? I did hear alot about that "wacky" Republican Governor from Alaska and the philandering Republican Governor from South Carolina though.

Oh, and the Senate's newest solon, comic Democrat Al Franken, has kept us all in stitches with his wit at the Sotomayor hearings.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beware the Newest Smokescreen

Obama's favorability numbers are plummeting. His Euro/Afro tour is not getting all the sustained press fawning that the the great Apology and Appeasement Tour '09 received that came earlier.
Health care proposals are being scrutinized by both parties and some pragmatists recognize that Cap and Tax would be a disaster based on a lie (anthropogenic global warming).

What's a Messiah to do?

Bring in the AG to.....Indict the Bush Administration! For something. Anything.

This will serve to keep the press busy for the rest of the summer (we already know how this press loves a good Bush bashing story) and Obama can appear as though he doesn't really think this is appropriate. Wag the dog!

Incidentally Obama is now saying that he never said that the stimulus would help immediately, he said it would take two years. Remember? Me neither.

He gave a different view when he was shilling the plan at Caterpillar Corporation, and he got caught.

Friday, July 10, 2009

We don't need no steenking signing statements!

Alex Beam, clever as hell writer for the Boston Globe, points out in his new hideout - the G section of the Globe:

Remember signing statements? Those were the dastardly little postscripts George Bush attached to legislation that he didn’t completely approve of. Signing statements ignore the “fundamental principle’’ of the separation of powers, the American Bar Association huffed. On the campaign trail, candidate Obama was asked, “Do you promise not to use presidential [signing statements] to get your way?’’ “Yes,’’ he answered. “I taught the Constitution for 10 years, I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We are not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.’’

That was easy!

Less easy is explaining away his six signing statements so far, an impressive one-a-month clip. “Signing statements serve a legitimate function in our system,’’ Obama now says, “at least when based on well-founded constitutional objections.’’

It's all about lying to the voters on the campaign trail but being so adored that when you do "it's just so cute!".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stimulus for All! (if you voted for Obama)

From USA Today:

"Counties that supported Obama last year have reaped twice as much money per person from the administration's $787 billion economic stimulus package as those that voted for his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, a USA TODAY analysis of government disclosure and accounting records shows. That money includes aid to repair military bases, improve public housing and help students pay for college.

The reports show the 872 counties that supported Obama received about $69 per person, on average. The 2,234 that supported McCain received about $34."

Between buying votes with Stimulus money and getting ACORN to continue to cheat the voter registration system- how can Obama lose in 2012?

No wonder Obama supporters could care less about the graph above....
or this little ripper

"Predicting is hard, especially of the future."

Famous malapropist Yogi Berra said that. Princeton physicist William Happer agrees. There are mountains and mountains of evidence against global warming faux-science and hundreds (now over 800 scientists) begging for attention to explain how goofy this wave of insanity is.

Happer cited an ice age at the time of the American Revolution, when Londoners skated on the Thames, and warm periods during the Middle Ages, when settlers were able to farm southern portions of Greenland, as evidence of naturally occurring fluctuations that undermine the case for anthropogenic influence.“[Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration] was exactly the same then. It didn’t change at all,” he explained. “So there was something that was making the
earth warm and cool that modelers still don’t really understand.”
The problem does not in fact exist, he said, and society should not sacrifice for nothing.
“[Climate change theory has] been extremely bad for science. It’s
going to give science a really bad name in the future,” he said. “I think
science is one of the great triumphs of humankind, and I hate to see it dragged through the mud in an episode like this.”

No one is presenting this information. We have been indoctrinated to believe this crap. It is a media blackout that I simply can't understand. My kids think I'm nuts, they won't read all the information. They are walking in lockstep with the Al Gore minions.

We all want cleaner air, locally produced energy etc. but this insanity about CO2 has got to stop.

Stop. Put the kool aid down!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Press Developing A Backbone?

You can bet that Baghdad Bobby Gibbs will let Chip know in a little one-on-one that he had better not be so free and open with his questioning. The smarm from Gibbs is wearing thin..

And Helen Thomas is my new press heroine.