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“Cash for clunkers” government program running on fumes

Man, who could have seen this coming?  You mean the federal government’s incompetence is producing this?

The government’s popular “cash for clunkers” program may be running out of money after only a matter of days as car shoppers flock to dealerships to take advantage of the rebates.

The White House said Thursday it was assessing its options amid concerns the $1 billion budget for rebates for new car sales may have been depleted. The program officially began last week and has been heavily publicized by automakers and dealers.

Transportation Department officials called lawmakers earlier Thursday to alert them of plans to suspend the program as early as Friday. But a White House official said later the program had not been suspended and they were reviewing their options to keep the program funded.

In light of such incompetence, to say nothing about the track record of the feds in administering Medicare, Social Security, and the V.A., I think it’s absolutely a fantabulous idea to let the feds run our health care system!  For those of you in the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm.

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July 31, 2009 Posted by | big government | 3 Comments

Speaker Botox Pelosi goes ape feces on those horrible people who provide your health insurance

From Allah:

Good stuff. Take one of the most unpopular politicians in America, have her go off half-cocked in a crude attempt to satisfy Democratic demands for a villain to demagogue in selling ObamaCare, then wait for the backlash. Bonus points for using the same Orwellian rhetorical device Paul Ryan called Katrina Vanden Heuvel on last night, namely, exploiting the language of competition to push one of the most anti-competitive domestic measures in American history.

So what was it that San Fran Nan said?  Just some nutso anti-capitalist dog squeeze that made her underlings want to whisk her away:

“They are the villains in this,” Pelosi said of private insurers. “They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening. And the public has to know that. They can disguise their arguments any way they want, but the fact is that they don’t want the competition.”…

“It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” added Pelosi, who stood outside her office long after her press conference ended to continue speaking to reporters, even as aides tried in vain to usher her inside. “Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure with pre-existing conditions, you know, the litany of it all.”

I mean, the nerve of those insurance companies! To think that they wouldn’t want to sit by idly and watch the imperial federal government drive them into bankruptcy and closure while the feds create a monopoly. Of course, federal monopolies aren’t nearly as bad as private sector monopolies, right?

July 30, 2009 Posted by | capitalism, health care, moonbats, Pelosi, socialism | 4 Comments

Magazine that keeps putting Obama on the cover sees its objective Obama reporter JOIN the Obama administration

Yet another professional, objective journalist to join Team O in D.C.  From Newsbusters, with a beverage warning for the bold text below:

Daren Briscoe, a Newsweek correspondent who was embedded with Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, has taken a job with the Obama administration, according to an email sent to a listserv of his classmates at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

The email, written by Time reporter and fellow Columbia grad Jay Newton-Small, said Briscoe would be serving as deputy associate director of public affairs for the Office of National Drug Control Policy as of Monday.

Despite his multiple basketball games with our commander-in-chief, he always brought a skeptical eye to his work and in conversations about the candidate,” Newton-Small wrote the email.

Briscoe’s campaign reporting helped provide the basis for Newsweek’s book on the campaign, A Long Time Coming.

Yeah…so “skeptical” that he’s quitting his job to join B.O.

But I’m just sure none of this admiration and desire to join The One’s team showed up in any way in the dude’s reporting, right?

Nope…no liberal media bias!

July 29, 2009 Posted by | media bias, Obama | Leave a comment

What does Scripture say about Obama and his followers…er, “supporters”?

Romans 16:17-18 says thusly:

17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting

The King James version uses the term “simple” instead of “unsuspecting”, which I think is more appropriate.  Still, God’s point is well made.

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Christianity, Obama | 1 Comment

Satire alert: Obama gets outsourced

Thanks to a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous (due to the level of the vitriol spewed by some of my moonbat visitors, I’d say this is a good move).

Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be out sourced to India as of September 1, 2009.

The move is being made in order to save the President’s $500,000 yearly salary, and also a record $750 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead that his office has incurred during the last 3 months.

It is anticipated that $7 trillion can be saved to the end of the President’s term. “We believe this is a wise financial move. The cost savings are huge,” stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA). “We cannot remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay,” Reynolds noted.

Obama was informed by email this morning of his termination.

Preparations for the job move have been underway for some time.

Gurvinder Singh, a tele-technician for Indus Teleservices, Mumbai India , will assume the office of President as of September 1, 2009. Mr. Singh was born in the United States while his Indian parent s were vacationing at Niagara Falls , NY . Thus making him eligible for the position. He will receive a salary of $320 (USD) a month, but no health coverage or other benefits.

It is believed that Mr. Singh will be able to handle his job responsibilities without a support staff. Due to the time difference between the US and India , he will be working primarily at night.  “Working nights will allow me to keep my day job at the Dell Computer call center,” stated Mr. Singh in an exclusive interview.

“I am excited about this position. I always hoped I would be President.”

A Congressional spokesperson noted that while Mr. Singh may not be fully aware of all the issues involved in the office of President, this should not be a problem as Obama had never been familiar with the issues either.

Mr. Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him to respond effectively to most topics of concern. Using these canned responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand the underlying issue at all. “We know these scripting tools work,” stated the spokesperson.  “Obama has used them successfully for years, with the result that some people actually thought he knew what he was talking about.”

Obama will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment. Following a two-week waiting period, he will be eligible for $140 a week unemployment for 26 weeks. Unfortunately he will not be eligible for Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will exceed the allowed limit.

Obama has been provided with the outplacement services of Manpower, Inc. to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition.  According to Manpower, Obama may have difficulties in securing a new position due to a lack of any successful work experience during his lifetime.

A greeter position at Wal Mart was suggested due to Obama’s extensive experience at shaking hands, as well as his special smile.

😆

July 29, 2009 Posted by | humor, Obama, satire | 3 Comments

Dems: Failure to pass the socialized medicine bill will be the fault of the minority who are powerless to stop it

Um…what?  From Politico:

With their health care plans in a holding pattern — and no George W. Bush to kick around anymore — Democrats are casting about for somebody to blame.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn says that Republicans have “perfected ‘just say no.’” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said insurance companies are chalking up “immoral profits.”

But even if they won’t acknowledge it publicly, most Democrats in Congress know the truth: It’s their own colleagues who are slowing down progress in both the House and the Senate.

Back in 2005, Democrats made a concerted push to recruit conservative candidates to help them win in Republican-leaning districts. The strategy worked, propelling the party to power in 2006 and giving it a larger majority in 2008.

But now Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are grappling with the downside: To get health care reform through Congress, they’re going to have to get it past these new, more conservative members of their party — specifically, the seven Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee who have delayed consideration of the bill.

They do know that if every single Republican voted against MarxCare, it wouldn’t make any difference…so long as all of the Democrats voted for MarxCare.  They do know that, right?  Now while my math skills may be rudimentary, I do know that there are many more Dems in the House than there are Republicans.  Ergo, the GOP can’t stop Pelosi et al even if they wanted to.

July 28, 2009 Posted by | health care, moonbats, Pelosi, socialism | 4 Comments

Quote of the day, “Conyers on legislative responsibilities” edition

Un. Friggin’. Believable.  From CNS News:

During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill. 

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.

What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?

Detroit, you must be proud!

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Detroit, moonbats, Obama | 4 Comments

Obama’s economic illiteracy contributing to his sliding approval rating

The prez decided to take to the airwaves last week to sell us on his socialist piece of garbage he likes to call a “public option” health care plan.  Bad move:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 29% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. That’s the first time his ratings have reached double digits in negative territory.

The number who Strongly Approve of the President has remained unchanged since the press conference but the number who Strongly Disapprove has gone up by five percentage points (from 35% on Wednesday morning to 40% today).

That’s right.  In addition to using that presser to slam the cops (despite, by his own admission, not having all of the facts), he laid out his case for socialized medicine, and he failed.

One of the biggest concerns over ObamaCare is the price tag.  B.O. decided to address this concern by coming up with a key component to improve quality and contain costs.  Google “Independent Medicare Advisory Council”, or IMAC.  His budget director Peter Orszagsaid this component was “probably the most important piece that can be added” to the legislation.  The “most imporant piece”, the CBO tells us, will result in at best a whopping 0.2% savings in cost.  Therefore, The One has decided to wage war with the CBO, a classic “slay the messenger” case.  At any rate, the poorly conceived IMAC idea appears to be deader than a Chicago Democrat voter.

Meanwhile, Ford decided not to be taken over by Team O, and as a result of not being run by the federal government, they actually posted a $2bn quarterly profit.  I love my Saturn and have been a loyal Saturn customer over the years, but it will be the last GM car I ever own.  Ford shows that it can function without governmental takeover, and if they ever ditch their unionized workforce, they can really soar into productivity.  Uhhhh-bama had better hope that the economy turns around, otherwise the taxpayer-funded bailout of the unions…er, Ford’s competitors GM and Chrysler…will have been for naught.

Cap-and-tax?  Americans say “not gay enough” “No, thanks, and I’ll thank you to stay out of my affairs!”

“Stimulus”?  Americans say “not gay enough” it has done jack squat.

As a result of all of this, Zogby (take that for whatever it’s worth) has his overall approval rating among likely voters at 48% approve, and 49% disapprove.  It is becoming increasingly clear that the Obamarxist in Chief is a functional illiterate when it comes to economics.  One wonders how much more of his illiteracy the country can take.

July 27, 2009 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, environuts, health care, Obama | 6 Comments

Obama’s “stupid” cops flap

By now, most of you are aware of the situation where Oprompter should have stayed with his teleprompter instead of wandering off to weigh in on the cops’ arrest of Gates (a black man) in his home.  He said “I don’t have all of the facts”, but that didn’t stop him from saying the police acted stupidly.

Question: If you don’t have all of the facts, then how can you definitively say the cops acted stupidly?

Here, lemme help you out for the next time something like this happens.  I’m a giver.  That’s how I roll.

“I don’t have all of the facts at this time, so I can’t really comment on it until I do have all of the facts.  Next question.”

See how easy that was?  It’s so easy, an empty suit accomplishment-lite leftist ideologue can do it.

See, I don’t know everything that happened, and I know better than to let the MSM tell me what happened.  Until I get all of the information, I can’t say that the cops acted stupidly, nor can I say that the professor who was arrested acted stupidly.  Considering the arresting officer is an expert on preventing racial profiling within his department, I’m at least somewhat inclined to believe that he wouldn’t be so boneheaded as to racially profile.  Time will tell.

Anywho, B.O. seems to have stepped in it this time.  Natually he hasn’t apologized.  Go figure.

Exit question: Does B.O. not understand the impact of his accusation?  Black America (specifically liberal Black America) already hates and fears the po-po, and their prez just gave their unfounded fears validation.  That could seriously impede law enforcement efforts, especially those that depend on the cooperation of all parties involved.

July 25, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, Massachusetts, Obama | 3 Comments

Obama’s approval below 50%

There may be hope for this country yet.

Exit prediction: The MSM will get wind of this, start pooping up the economy and burying bad news, just in time for midterms next year.

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Obama, polls | 4 Comments

Maloney (D-NY) uses the “n word”

Identity politics don’t taste so sweet now, do they?  Details:

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat, apologized Monday for using the N word in a recent interview while recounting a phone call she had received.

“I apologize for having repeated a word I find disgusting,” Maloney said in a statement. “It’s no excuse but I was so caught up in relaying the story exactly as it was told to me that, in doing so, I repeated a word that should never be repeated.”

Maloney, who is challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for the 2010 Democratic Senate nomination in New York, used the full racial slur in an interview with the Web site City Hall while taking aim at Gillibrand’s record.

“I got a call from someone from Puerto Rico, said [Gillibrand] went to Puerto Rico and came out for English-only [education]. And he said, ‘It was like saying n—r to a Puerto Rican,'” Maloney said. “I don’t know-I don’t know if that’s true or not. I just called. I’m just throwing that out. All of her-well, what does she stand for?”

Earlier Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton — a supporter of Gillibrand’s bid — sharply criticized Maloney for using the word.  (Blue-on-blue action! – Ed.)

To CNN’s credit, they didn’t start up a game of “Name That Party”.  How did that make it past the editors?

Exit question: How long would it have taken the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) to demand her resignation if she were a Republican?

July 21, 2009 Posted by | bigotry | 1 Comment

Obama: Mayo is the model health plan; Mayo: Thanks…but your plan still sucks

While O sings the praises of Mayo’s wonderful low-cost high-quality health care, the feeling is not mutual.  From Mayo:

Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill – including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects – the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite.

In general, the proposals under discussion are not patient focused or results oriented. Lawmakers have failed to use a fundamental lever – a change in Medicare payment policy – to help drive necessary improvements in American health care. Unless legislators create payment systems that pay for good patient results at reasonable costs, the promise of transformation in American health care will wither. The real losers will be the citizens of the United States.

Ouch.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | health care, Obama | 1 Comment

Obama administration becoming the “stonewalling administration”

Our mandatory economic report?  Um, yeah…we’ll get back to you on that.

Our Gitmo report?  Um, yeah…we’ll get back to you on that.

Our spending cuts report?  Um, yeah…we’ll get back to you on that.

The public’s trust of The One and His policies?  Yeah, we’ll get back to you on that.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 2 Comments

Obama adminstration’s new most important economic indicator: Google searches

Oh. My. Stars.

Of all the statistics pouring into the White House every day, top economic adviser Larry Summers highlighted one Friday to make his case that the economic free-fall has ended.

The number of people searching for the term “economic depression” on Google is down to normal levels, Summers said.

Searches for the term were up four-fold when the recession deepened in the earlier part of the year, and the recent shift goes to show consumer confidence is higher, Summers told the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Yeah, all those other economic indicators like the Dow, unemployment figures, inflation rates, etc., are soooooo passé.  I’m sure it’s a big ol’ coinkidink that the aforementioned indicators are, shall we say, less than flattering?  So, we need to find a number, any number, that shows the economy doesn’t suck nearly as bad as you think it does.  A-ha!  Google search terms!

By the way, an exit question: exactly what constitutes “normal levels” of a Google search term, and who gets to make that determination?

July 20, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama | 2 Comments

Walter Cronkite’s legacy

Walter Cronkite died this past weekend at the age of 92.  My sympathies go out to his family and friends, and I pray that God’s healing hand extends to them in this time of loss and grief for them.

But why does everyone feel the need to rewrite someone’s legacy and history after that person dies?  Cronkite’s legacy is not one of which to be proud.

Yes, for the earlier part of his career, Cronkite was a trustworthy and competent journalist and anchor.  However, on one fateful day in 1968, right after the successful Tet Offensive that could have turned the tide in the Vietnam War, Cronkite did the unthinkable (and to many, the unforgivable).  He stepped out from behind the journalist podium and took the unprecendented step of allowing his commentary (i.e. his opinion) to be reported as fact.  He declared the Vietnam War unwinnable, despite the Tet Offensive and other evidence to the contrary.  Because Cronkite had been “the most trusted man in America”, people immediately embraced his opinion as fact and public opinion turned against the war.  LBJ famously remarked thusly: “That’s it.  If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost middle America.”

This brazen abuse of media power should have been roundly denounced by the media establishment.  Instead, it emboldened his like-minded liberal allies in the MSM to begin “coming out of the closet” and infusing their own commentary into the “news”, blurring the line between editorializing and reporting.  Cronkite’s betrayal of media ethics (today an oxymoron) paved the way for his replacement, Dan Rather, a man whose legacy will be remembered as tainted (see Memogate), as well as a host of other “advocacy journalists” who infect the news cycle to this very day.  Media credibility has been gradually eroding ever since then, to the low depths we see today.

So while the humane side of me mourns the loss of a human being who many people loved and respected, the truthful side of me will not whitewash his shameful media legacy.

July 20, 2009 Posted by | media bias | 1 Comment

Democrat ad slams Crist and Palin for…are you kidding…not finishing their terms?

There’s a certain amount of detachment from reality that just tastes mega-deeeelish and super sweet, enough to put you in a diabetic coma.  This ad is such an ad.

Basically, it slams FL governor Charlie Crist and AK governor Sarah Palin as being quitters.  Two things jump out here:

1.  Crist isn’t quitting anything.  He’s finishing out the term he was elected to serve, and he’s not running for governor again.  That’s different than Palin, who’s quitting halfway into her first term.

2.  Do the geniuses (or is it genii? But I digress…) behind this ad not realize that their, to coin Ace’s phrase, “Skittle pootin’ unicorn” in the White House is such a quitter?  He was elected Senator in 2004, and his term wasn’t to end until 2010.  He missed well over half of the votes in the Senate in order to prep himself for the next job (without ever spending much time at the job to which he had just been elected).  Then he decided to quit his job to run for President last year.  So tell me again, how does this not make him a quitter?

Chutzpah: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

July 17, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy | 1 Comment

Obama figures out how to control health care costs: let old people die

“Will you geriatric leeches just die already?  Why are you still here?  My grandma didn’t want to be a burden on the taxpayers, but she opted for surgery and she croaked shortly thereafter.  Why can’t you selfish geezers learn from her lesson, that expensive care for your shriveled behind is a waste of taxpayer money (‘cuz I really care about proper stewardship of tax dollars)?  Don’t you think it’s a good idea to learn from my grandma’s mistake and make her the poster child for euthanasia?”

That’s the attitude that old folks can expect from the Socialist in Chief.

As he works to destroy private insurance, and to put our country on an unsustainable path (according to the CBO), straight into the crapper and possibly dustbin of history and/or relevance (where socialist utopias always end up), Oprompter apparently would like to implement a real life Logan’s Run scenario to help keep Obamacare costs down, should that socialist piece of crap become law.  Sick.  And if you support him in this endeavor, then you’re sick, too.

Tell me, liberals: is this the Hopenchange you envisioned?  If you actually wanted a bankrupt America and for other people deciding who lives or dies, then props to you for getting close to seeing your dream realized.  If you didn’t want this for America, then just do us all a favor and tell us how Obama’s behind tastes now.

July 17, 2009 Posted by | big government, health care, Obama, shameful, socialism | 2 Comments

Obama: “Stimulus” wasn’t really supposed to “stimulate” the economy!

Dude…talk about polishing a turd!  This is spin like I’ve never seen it.  From ABC News:

Turns out the $787 billion “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” (AARA) was not designed for full economic recovery, but rather to “stabilize” the downturn.  That’s the word from White House officials today, who held off-camera briefings with reporters on how the AARA is working so far.

“This legislation was designed to cushion the downturn,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. “That’s why we have always talked about this as one function of economic recovery.”

When pressed about the change in terminology, Gibbs said he was not trying to temper expectations after the fact. “I can probably find 15 or 20 occasions when I said this in the lead up,” Gibbs said, explaining that he had always defined the AARA as part of a “multi-legged stool.”

So Gibbs never used the term “stimulus” in the “lead up” to today’s press briefings?  If, by “never used”, you mean “yesterday and the day before“, then yeah…”never”!

Remember when Oprompter sold us this bill of goods in January?

That is why I have moved quickly to work with my economic team and leaders of both parties on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will immediately jumpstart job creation (near 10% unemployment…nice job – Ed.) and long-term growth…

Why, if I didn’t know any better, I would swear that he thinks the “stimulus” has failed and he needs to sandbag expectations by revising history.  As Slublog asks on his Twitter page: “If the stimulus wasn’t meant to stimulate economic recovery, why is the website called recovery.gov?”

July 16, 2009 Posted by | bizarre, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama | 1 Comment

Remember when Obama said he didn’t want to run a car company?

Yeah, we knew that the Big Government Leftist was lying, as usual.  And as with his other promises, this one also had an expiration date.  From Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama “strongly opposes” an effort in Congress to require General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to restore relationships shed during bankruptcy proceedings, while stopping short of a veto threat.

The administration said today in a statement that “the decision by Chrysler and GM to rationalize their dealer networks was a critical part of their overall restructuring to achieve long-term viability in order to save jobs in the long run.”

The statement also said it would set a “dangerous precedent” to “intervene into a closed judicial bankruptcy proceeding on behalf of one particular group at this point.”   (You mean kinda like he did on behalf of the unions that bankrupted the companies in the first place? – Ed.)

But hey, where would you get the crazy idea that he wants to nationalize industry and destroy the private sector a la Hugo Chavez?

July 16, 2009 Posted by | big government, hypocrisy, Obama, socialism | Leave a comment

Quote of the day, “Biden’s economic genius” edition

I doubt anyone was stupid enough to say this only to have the Vice Plagiarist turn around and steal it.  Ergo, this gem of lunacy had to come directly from his fertile gourd.  From our gaffe-tastic veep:

“And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.”
 
“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.
 
“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” (Listen to Audio)

My friend’s wife tried that approach to their finances: “But honey, if I don’t spend money, we’ll go bankrupt!”  She spent.  They went bankrupt.  I’m just sayin’.

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Biden, big government, economic ignorance, health care, socialism | Leave a comment

Babs Boxer: What, not all you black people think the same way?

Say, Senator Boxer?  I hear aloe works on a freshly spanked tush.

Yes, when she’s not busy being a snotty liberal elitist (pardon the redundancy) by demanding that a decorated officer refer to her as “Senator” instead of “ma’am”, Babs like to spend her time telling black folk that they all must think alike.  Ed has the details and the video, which you MUST see:

Red meat by the slab, folks! Barbara Boxer wound up getting reamed by Harry Alford, the chair of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, after attempting to challenge his testimony on energy policy. When Boxer started waving position papers from the NAACP and the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Alford called it a “condescending” attack and complained about Boxer’s focus on black people rather than science…

Oh, come on!  I’m sure some of her best friends are black!  By the way, she tells him toward the end of the video that his veteran status has nothing to do with the matter at hand (energy policy)…but apparently, being black is much more relevant.

Move over, Chris Matthews: I just got a “thrill up my leg”, too!  😆

July 16, 2009 Posted by | bigotry | Leave a comment

Tragedy at the White House

The teleprompter crashes and shatters!  Geez, now how is Oprompter supposed to get around all those “ummms” and “uhhhhs” with TOTUS destroyed?

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Obama | 6 Comments

Obama: Stimulus has worked. Obama’s economic adviser: No, it hasn’t.

The left hand doesn’t seem to know what the right…er, other left…is doing.  From Oprompter:

President Barack Obama said his $787 billion stimulus bill “has worked as intended” as he pushed back against Republican criticism that his recovery program has failed to rescue the economy.

From his Economic Council director:

Onward, then, to the toughest economic challenge Summers faces today: the recession. Here, Summers turns sombre: “I don’t think the worst is over … It’s very likely that more jobs will be lost. It would not be surprising if GDP has not yet reached its low.

Well, at least he’s got both bases covered, huh?  😆

July 13, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama | 6 Comments

CNN anchor thrilled that Ghana gave wild welcome to the president

However, you MUST see the video clip of Don Lemon’s reaction when it was revealed that the same raucous welcome was given to…George W. Bush!

Look at the expression on the dude’s face!  It looks like someone slapped his mama or something.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

July 13, 2009 Posted by | CNN, media bias, Obama | 2 Comments

CNN’s misleading headline tries to help Obama

Job losses continue to pile up under Obamarx.  CNN’s take on the latest job report?

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Here’s a piece of the “good news” within the article:

Meanwhile, the number of people requesting continued jobless benefits rose to a record high, indicating that the labor market remains weak.

The government said continuing claims rose to 6,883,000 in the week ended June 27, the most recent data available.

That’s an increase of 159,000 from the previous week’s revised total of 6,724,000 and was the highest reading since the Labor Department began keeping records in 1967.

So what kind of a headline did Obama’s predecessor get from CNN?

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Nope…no liberal media bias!

July 10, 2009 Posted by | media bias | 8 Comments

Obama’s “Climate Czar”: “Put nothing in writing, ever”

Hopenchange’s call for “transparency” hasn’t exactly materialized as promised, has it?  It’s as if he lied about it or something.

Actually, it’s a lot like that.  Excerpt:

Carol Browner, former Clinton administration EPA head and current Obama White House climate czar, instructed auto industry execs “to put nothing in writing, ever” regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated regarding a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, is demanding a congressional investigation of Browner’s conduct in the CAFE talks, saying in a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, that Browner “intended to leave little or no documentation of the deliberations that lead to stringent new CAFE standards.”

Federal law requires officials to preserve documents concerning significant policy decisions, so instructing participants in a policy negotation concerning a major federal policy change could be viewed as a criminal act.

“If I wanted the mouth-breathing MSM-fed sheeple of this country to know what kind of Nazi-like power grabs were going on in this administration, I would have given Chris Matthews a thrill up his leg by calling him up and filling him in,” said Browner.  “You know, so he could let both of his viewers know what their Messiah was up to?  Instead, I’m trying to keep this on the down-low, if you smell what I’m cookin’.”

OK, I probably made up that last paragraph.  Fake but accurate…right, Dan Rather?

She should resign and/or be prosecuted.  We don’t need “czars” actively encouraging people to keep the public in the dark on matters that are clearly specified in federal law are to be public information.  Otherwise, we might get this crazy idea that this administration is full of a bunch of big government authoritarian statists or something!

July 10, 2009 Posted by | global warming, Obama, shameful | 1 Comment

Hell freezes over: AP reports Obama’s tax lies

What’s the over/under on how long it will take this soon-to-be-former AP writer to lose his job?  Excerpt:

President Barack Obama promised to fix health care and trim the federal budget deficit, all without raising taxes on anyone but the wealthiest Americans. It’s a promise he’s already broken and will likely have to break again. Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress have already increased tobacco taxes — which disproportionately hit the poor — to pay for extending health coverage to 4 million children in working low-income families.

Now, lawmakers are looking for more revenues to help pay for providing medical insurance to millions more who lack it at a projected cost of $1 trillion over the next decade.

The floated proposals include increasing taxes on alcohol, which could raise $62 billion over the next decade, and a new tax on sugary drinks such as soda, which could raise $52 billion. …

Obama made a firm tax pledge during the presidential campaign, repeating it numerous times in the weeks and months leading up to Election Day: no tax increases for individuals making less than $200,000 a year or couples making less than $250,000.

“Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,” Obama told a crowd in Dover, N.H., last year.

How this one escaped the passing of the Kool-Aid cup is beyond me.

July 9, 2009 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama, taxes | 5 Comments

Democrats think dissent is no longer patriotic?

Man, I wish these flip-floppers would make up their minds!  From Politico:

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who has had an eventful couple of weeks to say the least, believes House Republican opposition to climate change legislation and the stimulus indicates they’re cheering against the good ol’ US of A.

“It appears that the Republican Party leadership in the Congress has made a decision that they want to deny President Obama success, which means, in my mind, they are rooting against the country, as well,” the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman told WAMU radio host Diane Rehm on Tuesday morning, promoting his new book, “The Waxman Report.”  (I wonder if his new book sheds any light on how he got those manhole-sized nostrils? – Ed.)

Oh, I get it.  Merely opposing a politician’s ideas or policies constitutes treason?

Well, then, let’s round up all of the Democrats in the House and Senate that served from 2001 through January 2009 and ship them off to the federal pen.  After all, all these cretins did during those years was fight the president, which, by their “logic”, means they were “rooting against the country”.  Sure, they were telling us (or, in the case of the Hilldawg, were shrieking loudly) that they would not allow their disagreements with Bush to be portrayed as unpatriotic.  But apparently, the whole “dissent <> unpatriotic” thingy only applies when the president is a Republican.

July 9, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy | 1 Comment

“President Obama- Eternal Grad Student”

Uncle Jimbo writes an absolutely awesome, spot-on blog post regarding the mindset of the never-graduating grad school student currently in the White House.  If you read nothing else today, read this short post.  Intro:

President Obama gives more glaring examples of his arrested development with his continued historical revisionism while continuing his World Apology Tour in Russia. The simple truth is his thinking has not progressed beyond the beer and weed-fueled bull sessions of grad school. He is a naif who still believes in the fantasies he and his fellow lefties bandied about in coffee houses. The world simply needs to listen to them and the milk of human kindness will flow and Gaia will shine forth sweetness and light. This unfortunately fails to take into account the “complete bastard” factor, i.e. in any society whoever acts as the most “complete bastard” will trample all the bunnies and unicorns on the way to power.

July 8, 2009 Posted by | Obama | 1 Comment

Gore: combating global “warming” akin to fighting Nazis, or something

When he’s not busy creating the Internet, Al Gore likes to spend his time with bat guano insane analogies like this:

Al Gore today compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.

The former US Vice President said the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change. …

Speaking in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment , sponsored by The Times, Mr Gore said: “Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War II.”

He added: “We have everything we need except political will but political will is a renewable resource.”

Ed summarizes this lunacy far better than I could:

Of course, this analogy suffers on several levels, including intellect and taste.  World War II was not a debate over economic theories and governing philosophies, or even a difference of opinion on scientific hypotheses.  The Nazis had more mundane concerns, like world domination and the extermination of the Jews.  While Winston Churchill had warned about the Nazis for years and had been shunned for it by the British establishment as a war-monger, he had the political will to do something about the Nazis because the Nazis had begun attacking France and Great Britain.  With guns, bombs, and real death, too, and not just hyperbole about a Waterworld future.

When advocates resort to this kind of hyperbole, it’s usually due to a lack of factual support to their arguments.  Invoking the Nazis is about as hyperbolic as it gets.  What’s next, the aliens from Independence Day(“In the words of my generation: ‘Up yours!'” – Ed.)

Since the planet has cooled every year since 2001, and since it hasn’t ever gotten hotter than 1998 (which is when global “warming” cultists tell us that Hell was basically here on Earth), at what point can we stop putting credence in this junk science fad?

Exit question: How stupid does the Nobel Prize panel look now?

July 8, 2009 Posted by | global warming, Gore, shameful | 3 Comments