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The week in review

Let’s recap the prior week’s news nuggets, shall we?

That brilliant foreign policy expert veep we have, the gaffe-tastic Joe Biden, thanked Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero for his help in Iraq.  Someone forgot to let the Vice-Plagiarist know that Zap was elected right after the Madrid train bombing by al Qaeda in 2004, promising immediate withdrawal in response to the bombing.  As soon as Zap took office, he made good on his cowardly promise.  Brilliant, Joe.  Boy, it sure is a good thing we finally have people with brains running the show!

President Oprompter feels that “I think it’s important to engage your critics … because not only will you occasionally change their mind but, more importantly, sometimes they will change your mind”.  Of course…which would explain why the five people the prez called upon during this town hall meeting just so happened to be, miracle of all miracles, avid Obama supporters!

In 2006, Rahm Emmanuel made a compelling case for opposing corporate welfare and for taking pride in welfare reform that took place during the Clinton years.  Now the same man thinks that corporate bailouts (same diff as corporate welfare, aren’t they?) are an awesome idea, as is his boss’ Porkulus bill that dismantles welfare reform.  It’s like the man says one thing and does another or something!  I know, I know…paranoid of me to conclude that, huh?

Uhhh-bama hits the late night talk show circuit, 60 Minutes, and several other televised appearances in order to sell his socialist crap sandwich to America.  As a result of the smooth brutha’s sermons, support for said crap sandwich has…dropped an additional 5%.  Keep talking, sir!  You can defeat this thing yet.

Add The Economist to the list of right-of-center pundits/publications who should have consulted with Coach Dennis Green before endorsing The One, because they’re now finding out that Obama is who we thought he was!  They now have buyer’s remorse.  Q and O asks them “What leadership position of any importance has the man ever held that would indicate he had what it took to lead as President?  And why didn’t you explore that question, its answer and ramifications before you jumped on the Hope and Change bandwagon?”

Candidate O promised us that whole “95% of working families” tax cut thingy.  We adults warned the Kool-Aid drinkers and economic illiterates that (ignoring the reality that 95% of Americans don’t pay taxes) he, like other Democrats, don’t cut taxes…they raise them.  Clinton did the same thing in 1992, running on a “middle class tax cut” then promptly reneging on the deal (some would say “lied”, but why quibble over semantics?) and raising our taxes.  The Obamessiah is now doing the same thing.  Awesome video montage here.  The last two Democrat presidents have been pathological liars, saying whatever the sheeple want to hear.  It’s like they’re so hopelessly dishonest they can’t help themselves.

Like I said before: elections have consequences.

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March 29, 2009 Posted by | Biden, big government, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama, socialism, taxes | 12 Comments

The solution to an unresponsive bloated government bureaucracy is…to make it bigger?

Ed M. reported on this at Hot Air (video clip at the link):

Yesterday, Congress looked into reports that bureaucrats at the Department of Labor showed little enthusiasm for investigating complaints of “wage theft” and unfair labor practices. Independent investigators found that calling the complaint line usually resulted in no action at all, as workers at the agency openly complained about a lack of resources and advised callers to just find another job.  The GAO issued a stern report about the failure of the DoL to act on behalf of workers, and Gregory Kutz, Managing Director of GAO’s special investigations unit, testified before Congress to the issue.

This gave Rep. Tom Price, the chair of the Republican Study Committee, an opportunity to point out the basic problems in expanding government power.  Watch this colloquy and enjoy Kutz’ obvious discomfort…

Bingo.  This is a point I’ve made before: our government is so big and bloated and dysfunctional, so why do leftists think it’s a good idea to make it even bigger and more bloated?  One needs to look no further than the V.A.

It is so deeply mired in red tape, and any vet who has had to go to a V.A. hospital can likely back me up on the fact that getting a hassle-free experience there is the exception, not the rule.  Until the V.A. medical bureaucracy and ineffeciency gets cleaned up, why in Heaven’s name would you let the same type of people do to our nation’s health care system what they’ve done at V.A. and the Dept. of Labor (just to name a couple)?

March 27, 2009 Posted by | big government, health care | 3 Comments

Turbo Tax Timmy crushes the dollar by opening his cakehole

You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie Timmy.  No wonder B.O. has supreme confidence in you!  Details:

China’s central bank governor said earlier this month said the world should consider the special drawing right (SDR), a basket of dollars, euros, sterling and yen, as a super-sovereign reserve currency.

Geithner, responding to a question at a Council of Foreign Relations event in New York, said he had not read the Chinese proposal but added, “as I understand it, it’s a proposal designed to increase the use of the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights. I am actually quite open to that suggestion.”

The market took Geithner’s willingness to consider the SDR currency issue as a negative sign for the dollar, said Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman in a note to clients. “This is most likely mistaken. Geithner admits to not having read China’s proposal.” …

Predictable effect:

In a blink of an eye, the U.S. dollar has collapsed against the Euro, Japanese Yen and other major currencies. The trigger was comments from Tim Geithner who said that the U.S. is “quite open” to China’s suggestion of moving towards a Special Drawing Right (SDR) linked currency system. If the world adopts the SDR, which was created by the IMF as an international reserve asset, it would mean that countries around the world would need to hold less U.S. dollars. The U.S. is probably open to this suggestion because a weaker dollar is stimulative for the U.S. economy and would relieve the U.S. from having to implement effective monetary policy while balancing the international demand for a reserve currency.

Geithner’s comments indicate that the U.S. is not taking China’s suggestion with a grain of salt and instead is giving it legitimacy. This is extremely important ahead of the G20 meeting. The only question is whether this is another amateur mistake by the new U.S. Treasury Secretary.

D’oh!  Well, it least it was an isolated dollar-related incident from the already bumbling administration.  Yeah, isolated:

But Geithner wasn’t the only top Obama adviser who refused to rule out a transition to a global currency. White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said much the same thing yesterday afternoon in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Although he characterized such a change as “unlikely,” Goolsbee twice declined to rule out such a global currency despite being pressed by Blitzer.

And this dude wants greater control over the financial systems?  No thanks!  How much longer are we stuck with this economic illiterate tax cheat for Treasury Secretary?

Hopenchange…pfffft!

March 26, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama, Tim Geithner | 3 Comments

Shine coming off of Obama’s apple

That’s just a fancy Southern way of saying “The emporer has no clothes.”  Work with me, people!

A new Zogby poll shows that the Obamessiah’s approval ratings have plummeted to their lowest levels thus far.  Independents are also tilting back to the right.  Insulting handicapped kids, bungling the AIG bonus situation, and laughing about the state of the economy on national TV (prompting Steve Kroft to ask if he was “punch drunk”) probably haven’t helped him much.  Maybe I’m full of it here (and if history is any indicator, I probably am), but I would think that those people of this country who think he can handle the job would probably like to see less of him on Leno and more of him doing his actual job.

Well, at least he’s taking responsibility for the AIG bonus fiasco, right?  Yeah, right.

Chris Buckley, offspring of conservative hero William F., voted for Obama because he didn’t like McCain.  He actually thought Obamarx wasn’t going to govern from the left (was his dad ever that naive?).  Imagine his surprise to find that we were right: O is a flaming liberal wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Well, Buck’s still giving him some slack, but not a lot.  Excerpt from his latest column:

In the midst of this bonfire of inanities, President Obama is pressing ahead with a $3.6 trillion budget, predicated on utterly unrealistic economic growth, even as the Congressional Budget Office is now projecting that this year’s deficit will soar past $1.8 trillion, 13 percent of the US economy. This would amount, as the Washington Post reports, to “the deepest well of red ink since the end of World War II.” According to the Post, the CBO is warning, ominously, that the result of this kind of borrowing and spending could lead to an exponentially expanding national debt that would “exceed 82 percent of the overall economy by 2019.”

President Obama came to office proclaiming that he aims to solve problems, not hand them on to our children. Most presidents say that sort of thing. But now we are in very dire straits, and that being the case, he will be held to account. It’s your legacy, sir, and let’s not hear any more about “inheriting the crisis.” You asked for the job. Meanwhile, let us hope that his talent for mastering a sérieux financial crisis are not on a level with the Special Olympians of Wall Street, and Congress. …

The excitable drama queen Andrew Sullivan has been all over Obama’s jock (figuratively, although he’d love for that to be literal) since 2004.  As with C-Buck, Miss Andy wonders if Barry may possibly be incompetent, and that’s not good news for Uhhh-bama and his cultist followers.

Elections have consequences, people.  If this country is smart enough (and the jury is still out on that), it will realize that you do not vote for politicians because they look good, speak well when staring at a teleprompter (as long as the word “Orion” is missing), shoot the three-ball in a pickup game of hoops, or hobnob with Hollyweirdos.  You don’t vote for someone whose plans are laced with generalities and short on specifics while he/she is campaigning.  You vote for a politician because he/she has great ideas and a proven track record of accomplishment…otherwise, you get stuck with Barack Obama and a bankrupting country.

March 24, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama, polls | 5 Comments

Photoshop of the week

From Mock Barack:

dream-prompt

Heh.  If only he had this handy, he wouldn’t have insulted special needs kids on Leno.

March 20, 2009 Posted by | humor, Obama, photoshop | 8 Comments

Obama fumbling on the economy

President Hopenchange is off to a rocky start in his reign…er, term…on many fronts.  When he’s not busy ticking off our staunch allies, he likes to spend his time putting on a public exhibition of economic numbskullery.  Just for excrements and giggles, let’s take a look at some of President Teleprompter’s greatest hits thus far, shall we?

  • You would think that with the economy being the supposed #1 priority of the country right now, we’d have more than one pick in the Treasury Dept. confirmed in two months.
  • Is there anyone that the new administration can pick from who doesn’t have tax cheat or corruption problems?
  • Remember how “out of touch” Old Man Mac was during the campaign for saying that despite the economic downturn, the overall fundamentals of the economy were strong?  Well, Uhhh-bama’s own economic adviser is touting her boss’ message that the overall fundamentals of the economy are strong.  A dash of Hope, but a little light on the Change, no?
  • Remember how “out of touch” Old Man Mac was during the campaign for laying out a health care plan that would supposedly tax the benefits of workers?  Well, guess who thinks that sounds like a mighty fine idea now?
  • How many of you believed that load of bovine feces during the campaign that Uhhh-bama was going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans (despite the fact that nowhere near 95% of Americans pay income taxes)?  If you did believe that are you surprised to know that taxes are going to increase for everyone…and the administration admits it?  How are you Rust Belt Obama supporters feeling now about your boy, knowing that he’s going to further decimate your local economy, all in the name of the junk science fad known as global “warming”?
  • If O wants to wait until 2011 to raise income taxes because raising them now would hurt the already battered economy, why won’t he acknowledge that this is a tacit admission that tax increases are bad for the economy?  “Hey, I don’t want to hurt the economy now, but I don’t mind hurting it in two years!”
  • A reporter asks The One if he’s a socialist.  He at first dismisses the question, then feels compelled to answer “No.”  A reporter then asks “Is there anything wrong with saying, ‘Yes’?”.  Instead of saying “Heck yes, there’s something wrong with that!  Socialism is a bad thing!”, he avoids answering “Yes” or “No”.  But hey, why would anyone think Mr. Spread The Wealth Around is a socialist?

Let’s face it: O’s in over his head, and even many Democrats are beginning to come to that conclusion.  Sure, Obama voters will continue to get defensive, like the man who buys a $2000 plasma TV only to find out that it doesn’t get HD and that it was on sale across town for $1000…if you just suspend common sense for a moment, you’ll see the decision was a really good one, in a roundabout sort of way.  After all, admitting to such a colossal purchasing (and electoral) mistake so soon after the transaction will make you question your own decision-making process and make you feel that people will think you’re an idiot.  Therefore, though deep down inside you know the truth, the fact is that you must maintain, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, that your decision to buy an overpriced and underpowered TV (and president) was the correct decision.

For a man whom the MSM told us takes his spirituality seriously (don’t make me laugh!), one would think that he would spend a little more time in church for proper guidance in this stormy season and in his new position.  But, as Allahpundit puts it, “What church could possibly be good enough for a man at the center of his own religion?”

March 16, 2009 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama, socialism, taxes | 16 Comments

Impending column

Spring is here, and the new president is screwing up more than Dubya on an English exam.  Check back on Monday for the first of my weekly columns.  It may lack invective, but it won’t lack material, as Uhhh-bama is proving to be a geyser of blogworthy material.

March 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 Comments