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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

Quote of the day, “Obama and brothers” edition

From the Obamessiah:

“These are all fabrications that have been put out there in order to discourage people from meeting what I consider to be a core ethical and moral obligation: that is, that we look out for one another; that is, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper. And in the wealthiest nation in the world right now we are neglecting to live up to that call.”

Really?  You mean like you take care of this brother, i.e. your actual brother?

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I’ll bet he begs to differ.

Another whopper from Oprompter:

A reader points out that President Obama’s call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline’s and other clerics‘ Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.

We are God’s partners in matters of life and death,” Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin…), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided “who shall live and who shall die.”

Yeah, if you can just get past that whole “commitment to allow the unfettered slaughter of the unborn” thingy, he’s a virtual champion of life, no?

The baby who survived the abortion in the Chicago hospital only to die later from a lack of medical care (a vote that Obama cast against said baby) was unavailable for comment.

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August 20, 2009 Posted by | abortion, health care, hypocrisy, Obama, quote of the day, shameful | 2 Comments

UPDATED: Obama’s adviser Axelrod on the dole for Big Pharma

UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.

Well, well, well.  What a massive coinkidink we have here!  From Bloomberg:

Two firms that received $343.3 million to handle advertising for Barack Obama’s White House run last year have profited from his top priority as president by taking on his push for health-care overhaul.

One is AKPD Message and Media, the Chicago-based firm headed by David Axelrod until he left last Dec. 31 to serve as a senior adviser to the president. Axelrod was Obama’s top campaign strategist and is now helping sell the health-care plan. The other firm is Washington-based GMMB Campaign Group, where partner Jim Margolis was also an Obama strategist.

This year, AKPD and GMMB received $12 million in advertising business from Healthy Economy Now, a coalition that includes the Washington-based Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, known as PhRMA, that is seeking to build support for a health-care overhaul, said the coalition’s spokesman, Jeremy Van Ess.

Last year, the Obama campaign paid $2.77 million in consulting fees to AKPD and $340.53 million to GMMB to produce and place ads, Federal Election Commission records show. Firms such as GMMB typically receive a low-to-mid single-digit percentage of ad spending as their fee for an account of that size, said Glenn Totten, a Democratic political consultant.

Axelrod was president and sole shareholder of AKPD from 1985 until he sold his interest after Obama’s victory, government records show. The firm owes Axelrod $2 million, which it’s due to pay in installments beginning Dec. 31. Axelrod’s son, Michael, still works there. He didn’t return a phone call. The firm’s Web site continues to feature David Axelrod’s work on the Obama campaign.

That same firm also employs Axelrod’s son.  No word on whether or not his son wears Brooks Brothers attire to work.

I mean, wasn’t the administration and their sycophants on the left concocting conspiracy theories about how health care town hall protestors were shills for Big Pharma?  Then what does that make Axelrod?  Notes Darlene Click at Protein Wisdom:

If Axelrod has been negotiating any part of any deal involving any of these players which are funneling money to the firm that owes him money, or if he is advising the president on the deals with any of these groups, that’s a conflict of interest. Laundering the money through a “coalition” doesn’t remove the conflict much less the appearance of impropriety.

Let’s run this again … Man owns firm, man takes government job, man sells firm and firm owes man $2 million (if firm goes bust, man out $2 mil), firm lands multi-million dollar contracts from organizations doing business with the government on a top issue for the person man works for and man is out advocating for.

Doesn’t pass the smell test, no matter how many times it’s being run through the washing machine.

Culture of corruption, Chicago-style.

UPDATE (08/20/2009 – 10:44 A.M. EST): You have GOT to be kidding me!  Axelrod is speaking in Lincoln, NE, as part of the…I couldn’t make this up if I tried…Integrity in Public Service Lecture Series!  😆

August 20, 2009 Posted by | corruption, health care, Obama | 4 Comments

Greenpeace typifies liberalism, admits emotions (not facts) govern

Those of you who have been here for any period of time know that I have defined modern liberalism as an ideology that is based on feeling, and not on thinking.  Liberals have no use for facts, and the examples I have provided over the years have made that a point beyond debate (how do you like them apples, Al Gore? “The science is settled!” 😆 ).

Behold Greenpeace, having to defend being caught in a lie about all Arctic ice being totally melted in 20 years:

Although he admitted Greenpeace had released inaccurate but alarming information, Leipold defended the organization’s practice of “emotionalizing issues” in order to bring the public around to its way of thinking and alter public opinion.

“Yeah, we lied through our granola-riddled teeth.  But what else were we supposed to do when facts didn’t bolster our argument?”

Also, I have always maintained that global “warming” cultists have never been as concerned about the environment as they are about destroying capitalism.  Need more proof?  Well, alrighty then:

Leipold said later in the BBC interview that there is an urgent need for the suppression of economic growth in the United States and around the world. He said annual growth rates of 3 percent to 8 percent cannot continue without serious consequences for the climate.

“We will definitely have to move to a different concept of growth. … The lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model,” Leipold said. “If you take the lifestyle, its cost on the environment, and you multiply it with the billions of people and an increasing world population, you come up with numbers which are truly scary.”

Libs: impervious to facts and reason.  That’s why they need to bring emotions into it, because science doesn’t back them up.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | environuts, global warming | 15 Comments

Car dealers not getting paid for “Cash for Clunkers” sales

Details:

Hundreds of auto dealers in the New York area have withdrawn from the government’s Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government, a dealership group said Wednesday.

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which represents dealerships in the New York metro area, said about half its 425 members have left the program because they cannot afford to offer more rebates. They’re also worried about getting repaid.

“(The government) needs to move the system forward and they need to start paying these dealers,” said Mark Schienberg, the group’s president. “This is a cash-dependent business.”

The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in vehicles getting 18 mpg or less for a more fuel-efficient car or truck. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket, then must wait to be reimbursed by the government. But administrative snags and heavy paperwork have created a backlog of unpaid claims.

Schienberg said the group’s dealers have been repaid for only about 2 percent of the clunkers deals they’ve made so far.

Many dealers have said they are worried they won’t get repaid at all, while others have waited so long to get reimbursed they don’t have the cash to fund any more rebates, Schienberg said. …

Hey, I’ve got an awesome idea!  How about we allow these guys to run our health care system?  They’ve done such a bang-up job with this small (by comparison) government program, haven’t they?

August 20, 2009 Posted by | big government, Obama | 2 Comments

The brilliance of Obama

I don’t usually post forwarded e-mails as blog topics, but I felt this one was worth it.  Thanks to tnJack for sending this my way:

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVD’s, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to Cinco de Cuatro in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word advice would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W.. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plans holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 8 months – so you’ll have three years and seven months to come up with an answer.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, Obama | 3 Comments