Wednesday, March 24, 2010

HealthCare Reform Passes In a Partisan Vote


And a populace that was against it. 54% to 44%. I have lost my faith in democracy.

Sorry. I got nuthin.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Indiana No Longer Makes Anything, But We Get Bayh

"For the first time since before the Civil War and perhaps ever, more people in Indiana work in government than in all the factories in the state.

Rocked by layoffs, imports and automation, workers in Indiana plants numbered 430,800 in January, while government at all levels, including schools and publicly owned hospitals, employed 442,800 workers."

From Instapundit

This fact probably wasn't going to sit too well in Bayh's now non-existent re-election bid.

Indiana is surely not the only state now reliant on government employment to keep them afloat.

Let's not call it socialism though, that's so unfair.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Please Stop Barack, You're Embarassing Yourself

The goofiness is spiraling out of control.....

"How many people are getting insurance through their jobs right now?

Raise your hands.

All right. Well, a lot of those folks, your employer it's estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent, which means they could give you a raise."

Inveterate liar. This is what our president is. Remember the android on-board physician in Alien?
Spinning around, white fluid spewing from his mouth, short circuited inaudible emanations. Spouting nonsense, clearly out of control.

Nixon talked to the portraits of dead presidents when he was alone at night. What do you think Obama does?

Maybe they should just pass the damn bill, this guy is scaring the hell out of me.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

High School Kids Aren't Really Paying Much Attention

That's why Obama had his pro-ObamaCare rallies in high school gyms this week. When you tell school kids you're "fired up" about health care reform they're going to cheer because they got out of English class to be there. In fact, the one rally at a college was closed to the press - ya never know what those dern college kids might do - we might find a dissenter or two in there.

But adults, the ones paying attention, know that when the baby carriage is careening down the hill towards the expressway it's not the time to say "I need to go home and clean those gutters, right now."

Despite the adoring media covering Obama's tracks at every turn, discerning adults are getting the message. They know that the Obama administration has proven to be inept and promises about healthcare costs falling and care rising, are either pipe dreams or lies.

Exhibit #1

Cash for Clunkers

The Obama administration set aside 1 billion dollars for Cash for Clunkers, an environmental bill that would also stimulate the economy - hopefully for the two car companies Obama now owns; GM and Chrysler.

The 1 billion was to last for 5 months it would not only stimulate the economy, but create jobs. Unfortunately, bad planning made a mockery of the program. The assigned money ran out in 10 days.
Two more billion dollars were added and the program still didn't make it to 5 months.

The results were that we took hundreds of thousands of still operating vehicles off the road, purposely seizing up the engines so they could never run again, (that poorer familiers would have loved to have a chance at buying for small money) and replaced them with cars that in some cases were actually less efficient. Four of the top car companies benefiting were foreign owned and the one that was an American car company,Ford is owned by filthy capitalists.

Dealerships and private repair shops had to lay off auto mechanics all over the country because there were thousands of fewer cars to repair. Yes, car sales spiked but it was merely drawing buyers in early. Sales fell for four months in a row afterward.

So, we have an Obama designed program, designed to socialize an industry, just like ObamaCare, that had its budget tripled and the results were nothing like we were told they would be.

Based on this utter failure we're supposed to believe the budget projections for ObamaCare? Tripled budget anyone?

Reason #2

The Stimulus Plan

An 862 Billion dollar aid bill signed within 10 days of Inauguration. We were told this program would create or save 3 million jobs in the first year and total 5 million jobs created or saved by the 2nd year. Unemployment rates would never surpass 8% and would begin dropping by June of last year. If we didn't pass the Stimulus bill the rate would surely go to 9.2%!

With the Stimulus bill the unemployment rate peaked at 10.4% and 13 months into the bill it is at 9.7%. Estimates of jobs saved or created range from 650,000 to 1.5 million. Here's a real number; 16.8% of people who want full time employment don't have it. and the extra neat feature... general populace 9.7% unemployment - federal jobs increase 8%.

And who has time to talk about the pork and corruption rampant in this bill?

So, another Obama carefully planned program woefully inept and outrageously overhyped.

Two programs, two dismal failures. Snake oil or ineptitude?

Does it matter? Let's save the baby and clean out the leaves later.

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's the Economy, Stupak!


The Pro-Life Stupak 12 Democrats who have professed to vote no on ObamaCare will suddenly collapse when a back-door "guarantee" will be given to the Bartster by big Nan and the O-Man removing the potential for federally funded abortion. This will be a trick of course, as the bill can then be passed with no amending whatsover in either the "reconciliation" or "Slaughter" style of ram-through.

'Ol Bart will be left holding the bag, but the massive porkulus that will no doubt be included in the promise will soothe the pain.

Truth is, if Rep. Stupak is really concerned about the unborn, he'd realize the damage to this economy by this bill will ruin more lives in the long run than the amendment he holds so dear.

It's a far more compelling reason to stick to the no vote threat.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Don't Remember Al Gore Mentioning This


From National Geographic (one just can't tell where the next AGW skeptics will come from!):

"Desertification, drought, and despair—that's what global warming has in store for much of Africa. Or so we hear.

Emerging evidence is painting a very different scenario, one in which rising temperatures could benefit millions of Africans in the driest parts of the continent.

Scientists are now seeing signals that the Sahara desert and surrounding regions are greening due to increasing rainfall.

If sustained, these rains could revitalize drought-ravaged regions, reclaiming them for farming communities.

This desert-shrinking trend is supported by climate models, which predict a return to conditions that turned the Sahara into a lush savanna some 12,000 years ago."

Makes a lot of sense really. The last natural Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago and we have been warming since (with natural peak/valley cycles in between).

You'd think more car companies would be bragging about how their CO2 spewing vehicles have been around for 12 millenium.

Friday, March 5, 2010

1.2 Million New Federal Workers to Deflate Unemployment Rate

Just in time to rescue the Obama administration's inflated stimulus jobs claims, 1.2 million census workers are putting on their federal overalls and will be marching up to your doorstep to count you. It's a tough task, counting, and has become tougher obviously, because in 2010 we'll use twice as many people to do the job as we did in 2000.

That oughta bring that unemployment rate down (at least during this election year anyway).

Eventually the counting will get done and then these folks will need to get real jobs. Prize to anyone who can think up 1.2 million new, equally non-productive federal jobs so that the unemployment numbers can get a boost during the Prez' campaign for re-election that will start next year.

I'm thinking shovellers. Since Global Warming causes snowstorms (who knew?)we'll need people to shovel out the federal buildings.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

That hip new grass roots counter to the Tea Party "the Coffee Party" started by.......

....the New York Times.

Annabel Park - concerned, sincere documentary filmmaker who started the Facebook page for the Coffee Party and wants us all to know that lefties are banding together employed as a strategist for the NY Times (who first reported about this incredible grassroots phenomenon!).

What a coincidence! Thanks, Big Journalism.

The New York Times...."All the news - that we create"

Advice for Obama from Abraham Lincoln

Barack Obama is smarter than we are. He clearly believes that these silly polls that show that the disenchantment with his healthcare plan ranges from 54% to 79% are either wrong or meaningless.

Abe Lincoln has this bit of advice from a campaign speech he gave in 1860.

"With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions."

Oh and since one might complain that Lincoln is a Republican, let's see what JFK had to say on the issue.

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

Reconciliation? Go ahead, Barack, I can't wait.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NY Times says "No Global Warming in US Since 1895"!

Alright, so the article was written in 1989. But doesn't that refute the current premise? Uh, er, no.

See what Hansen (current Global Warmist poobah) had to say to negate this. It's unbelievably hilarious.

Another possibility, he said, was that there were special conditions in the United States that would tend to offset a warming trend. For example, industrial activity produces dust and other solid particles that help form liquid droplets in the atmosphere. These droplets reflect radiation away from Earth and thus have a cooling influence.

Notice that Dr. James Hansen is saying that industrial activity drives down the temperature of the Earth.

So doesn’t that mean we need more rather than less industrial activity?

Tell me this isn't all about the billions in research money available only for "believers"


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