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Obama’s plan for jobs and the economy

Here’s what B.O. said about his forthcoming “specific” plan for jobs and economic recovery to NBC’s Brian Williams:

Well, look, we anticipated that the recovery was slowing. The economy is still growing, but it’s not growing as fast as it needs to. I’ve got things right now in–before Congress that we should move immediately, and I’ve said so before I went on vacation and I’ll keep on saying it when I–now that I’m back. We should be passing legislation that helps small businesses get credit, that eliminates capital gains taxes so that they have more incentive to invest right now. There are a whole host of measures that we could take, no single element of which is a magic bullet, but cumulatively could start continuing to build momentum for the recovery.

You know what’s fascinating about this?  He said this to Brian Williams on August 29…of last year!

So what does he say to Williams now?

Next week, I will be laying out a series of steps that Congress can take immediately to put more money in the pockets of working families and middle-class families, to make it easier for small businesses to hire people, to put construction crews to work rebuilding our nation’s roads and railways and airports, and all the other measures that can help to grow this economy. These are bipartisan ideas that ought to be the kind of proposals that everybody can get behind, no matter what your political affiliation might be. So my hope and expectation is that we can put country before party and get something done for the American people.

In other words, this Stuttering Cluster**** Of A Miserable Failure (from SCOAMF.com) has spent the entire last year not giving us a “specific” jobs plan, and now he’s promising to do the exact same thing a year later.  If Williams had any journalistic integrity (I know, chuckle away), he would have said “Mr. President, this sounds exactly like what you told me at this time last year.  What exactly have you been doing in the 365 days since you told me that?  Were you not being truthful then, or were you procrastinating, or did you have a My Cousin Vinny ‘You were serious about dat?’ moment, or what?”

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August 31, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, media bias, Obama | 3 Comments

Global “warming” alarmists double down on their stupid: Report blames increase in mental illness to…you guessed it…”climate change”

Judging by how crazy the envirokooks have been getting lately, including lumping skeptics in the same class as the KKK, perhaps they have a point here.  Anywho, the deets:

RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will increase as a result of climate change, a report to be released today says.

The paper, prepared for the Climate Institute, says loss of social cohesion in the wake of severe weather events related to climate change could be linked to increased rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse.

As many as one in five people reported ”emotional injury, stress and despair” in the wake of these events.

The report, A Climate of Suffering: The Real Cost of Living with Inaction on Climate Change, called the past 15 years a ”preview of life under unrestrained global warming”.  (As opposed to “restrained global warming”?  As if it were real AND humans could “restrain” it?  LOL!  – CL)

These crazies are blaming everything but the drop in real estate values on a junk science fad.  Their desperation grows daily.

August 31, 2011 Posted by | environuts, global warming | 4 Comments

Obama picked up for drunk driving

And he’s here illegally, too!  😆  Details:

A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts.

He was later charged with DUI among other violations. I spoke to Framingham Public Information Officer Lieutenant Delaney who told me that when Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: “I think I will call the White House.”

I guess he figured he could get a pass like Obama’s illegal alien aunt got.  Who knows, maybe he’s right?

Drunk driving is a serious offense.  Just ask Mary Jo Kopechne.  Oh, wait…

August 29, 2011 Posted by | illegal immigration, Obama | 7 Comments

Gore: Global “warming” skeptics are like racists, or something

In the beginning (easy, liberals, I’m not reading from Genesis), Gore dismissed global “warming” skeptics as “mere outliers”.  You know, we were so few that it wasn’t even worth acknowledging.

Then, we were considered on par with Truthers, the “9/11 was an inside job” nutbars: crazy, barely worth acknowledging, and whatever you do, don’t encourage them to talk about their lunacy.

But with more and more stories coming forward about doctored climate data, disenchanted scientists openly questioning the global “warming” alarmists’ methodologies, and hidden results, the climate Chicken Littles are now growing increasingly frightened that the world may not believe their eco-catastrophe bullshiite anymore.  And for once, they’re right.  So, these scoundrels have fallen to their lowest level yet: accuse proper-thinking people of racist (or racist-like) behavior.  Details:

One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as  racists, at least so says former Vice President Al Gore.

In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project  collaborator Alex Bogusky broadcasted on UStream on Friday, Gore explained that in order for  climate change alarmists to succeed, they must “win the conversation” against  those who deny there is a crisis. (RELATED:  Bill McKibben: Global warming to blame for Hurricane Irene)

“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil  Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an  impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the  hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is  that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to  discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when  they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really  started.”

The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing  racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same  manner.

“Secondly, back to this phrase ‘win the conversation,’” he continued. “There  came a time when friends or people you work with or people you were in clubs  with — you’re much younger than me so you didn’t have to go through this  personally — but there came a time when racist comments would come up in the  course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural. Then there  came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean  that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just  don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the  conversation was won.”

“We have to win the conversation on climate,” Gore added. …

Gore reminds me of the guy who is talking to a foreigner that doesn’t understand English: “If I just scream my English in a louder voice, then this guy will understand me!”  He is so desperate to keep his junk science charade going that he is getting louder, more shrill, and more frantic.  Unfortunately for Gore and his ilk, he’s not “winning the conversation” anymore.

August 28, 2011 Posted by | global warming, Gore, shameful | 6 Comments

Lefties in the 1990’s: Bill Clinton SO deserves credit for the US economy! Lefties today: Rick Perry deserves NO credit for the TX economy!

There’s a logical fallacy known as post hoc ergo propter hoc, which means “after this, therefore because of this”.  Basically, it means that it’s illogical to assume that simply because event B happens after event A, then that must mean that event B was caused by event A.  Example:  In 1912, the Titanic sank.  In 1914, World War I broke out.  Therefore, the sinking of the Titanic caused the outbreak of WW I.  Absurd, right?

Well, in 1994, Republicans took control of both chambers of Congress, when Bill Clinton was as popular as a prostate exam by Dr. Edward Scissorhands.  Bubba had passed, with the newly deposed Democrats controlling both chambers at the time, a massive tax increase, which caused the economy to stumble in 1993 and 1994.  When the Republicans took over, they dragged Bubba away from his mistresses long enough to sign a bill that included, among other business-friendly features, a reduction in the capital gains tax.  After that, the economy began to take off.  So all he did was sign a bill that he didn’t want and didn’t like, constructed by those evil pro-business Republicans.  That’s it.  Nothing else.

So what did the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) do?  “Well, Clinton got elected in 1992 and the economy took off in late 1995 and early 1996.  Therefore, the economy improved because of Bill Clinton.”  Interestingly, when Reagan signed tax CUTS into law in the 1980’s and the economy began to boom, the MSM paid as much attention to that inconvenient truth as Barney Frank pays to a 42DD bikini-clad blond.  But I digress.

The left loved giving Bubba credit that he was not due.  They could not point to a single policy position that BJ championed into law.  All we were told was “the economy is great, and it’s Clinton’s doing!”  No explanations were necessary.  He got elected and re-elected, the economy hummed, and…well, just connect the dots, you rubes!  Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

What a difference a decade (and a party affiliation later) makes, huh?

The new lefty talking point is that while the national economy sucks under ObaMao, which by the way is NOT his fault, the Texas economy is roaring along, which by the way is NOT Rick Perry’s credit to take.  Apparently, the same economy that B.O. inherits and blames his ills on is NOT the same economy that Perry inherited in TX.  Funny, that.  So now, the left is trying to say “Well, the only reason that TX is doing better than everywhere else is because (insert excuse du jour here)!”  The current talking point: TX is an oil-rich state, so that and that alone is why TX is doing well.

Slate is riding that pony for all it is worth.  The trouble is that this pony is worth nothing.  James Taylor at Forbes (he’s seen fire and he’s seen rain 😆 ) does a masterful job demolishing that pathetic argument, noting that Perry has had the wisdom to implement energy-friendly policies and the courage to fight the envirokooks (especially those at the federal level) who have tried and continue to try to shut down Texas’ oil industry.  (Sidebar: Taylor rightly notes that it’s funny how NOW, after 2.5 years of fighting oil production under Chairman Zero, the left FINALLY acknowledges that oil production  is vital to improving the economy.  I don’t think that’s the argument they wanted to make, but make it they did!  😆 )

Additionally, Perry has championed business-friendly policies for a decade now, and not coincidentally, Texas is now #1 in the nation in business-friendly states (my current state of FL is #2).  Reduced regulations on businesses, no crippling anti-capitalist policies, etc., have enticed many a businesses to leave less friendly states (goodbye, Cali!) and move to Texas.  Those businesses have taken their tax base with them, so nice work, blue states!

Anywho, my point: the left is a bunch of mindless hypocrites who, as usual, feel before they think (apologies if the implication is that at some point they actually DO think).  BJC got credit for a good economy, though the left has no idea what, if anything, he did.  But these same people crediting BJ would have you believe that Rick Perry is merely a lucky recipient of a good economy, an economy that has excelled while the rest of the nation has floundered.  But while BJ can’t point to anything he did to improve the economy, Rick Perry can.  And my hunch is that over the next 14 months or so, Perry will have no problem telling you what he did.

August 26, 2011 Posted by | capitalism, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, oil, Rick Perry, Texas | 2 Comments

Unemployment soars in Illinois after massive tax increase

Yet another chapter in the growing book of “How Liberals Are Economic Retards”.  At this rate, the book will never get finished, because these libtards never learn.  Details, with accompanying graph:

In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July.

Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinois’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate.

Illinois started to create jobs as the national economy began to recover. But just when Illinois’s economy seemed to be turning around, lawmakers passed record tax increases in January of this year. Since then, Illinois’s employment numbers have done nothing but decline.

 

I’m sure it’s just a big ol’ coinkidink that passage of a 67% income tax hike marked the beginning of the huge layoffs, right?

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Chicago, economic ignorance, taxes | 2 Comments

NYT scared of Christian GOP candidates, not so much on the alleged “Christian” Obama

And no, I’m not saying I think B.O. is a Muslim.  I think it’s pretty clear that Barry O worships a deity that he holds to be much higher than God, Allah, or any other deity…and that deity is Barack Hussein Obama.

But here’s what I mean: while the NYT is giving a virtual full cavity search to all GOP candidates about their religious backgrounds, such a vetting of then-candidate Obama’s faith just didn’t happen.  Oh, sure, they did the obligatory “Obama went to Rev. Wright’s church” bit, but that was it.  But here’s what the head honcho at the Old Gray Hag is saying these days:

This year’s Republican primary season offers us an important opportunity to confront our scruples about the privacy of faith in public life — and to get over them. We have an unusually large number of candidates, including putative front-runners, who belong to churches that are mysterious or suspect to many Americans. Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are Mormons, a faith that many conservative Christians have been taught is a “cult” and that many others think is just weird. (Huntsman says he is not “overly religious.”) Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are all affiliated with fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity, which has raised concerns about their respect for the separation of church and state, not to mention the separation of fact and fiction.

Notice that Keller thinks that it is WE Christians who must “get over” our “scruples about the privacy of faith in public life”?  Let that sink in.  We need to “get over” our scruples?  I guess when you’re a liberal and have no scruples (pardon the redundancy), then you think it’s automatic that everyone else is without scruples, too.

Also notice that Keller lets the mask slip: “not to mention the separation of fact and fiction”.  Because to liberals like Keller, belief in God is belief in fiction.  Funny,  because while Keller finds Santorum’s Catholic background to be a “fervid subset of evangelical Christianity”, Keller himself is an alleged Roman Catholic himself!  If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that Keller was a bit sloppy on his research here.  Yeah, I know, how crazy of me to think the MSM is lazy in doing its job!

Well, at least the NYT is consistent with its contempt for all faiths.  Hmm?  What’s that?  Oh, that’s right

Among a dreary Republican field, Herman Cain stands out for using religious bigotry to gain political traction for his presidential ambitions.

Mr. Cain, a former pizza executive, started a few months ago by telling a reporter that he would not be comfortable with a Muslim in his cabinet. During a televised debate last month, he said his discomfort was due to the intention of some Muslims “to kill us.”

To recap: Muslims are not crazy and are beyond questioning, but Christians are crazy and need to be thoroughly scourged questioned.  Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.

See, when you have conservative candidates that are seemingly genuine in practicing their Christian faith and don’t modify it to fit with politically correct orthodoxy, the NYT and the rest of their MSM ilk find such candidates to be disturbing.  But when you have a leftist who supposedly comes from the same religion as these conservatives, yet said leftist bastardizes and mutates that religion to be more politically correct, then the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) are absolutely cool with it.  It doesn’t matter that the God constructed by Obama and Keller doesn’t exist…just so long as they don’t have to look at people like me who worships the God that does exist.  Keller is cool with B.O. worshiping a false God, but he loathes Normal Americans who worship the true God.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Christianity, hypocrisy, Michelle Bachmann, Obama, political correctness, religion of peace, Rick Perry, Romney | 2 Comments

Obama considers himself unpatriotic

Who am I to question B.O.’s patriotism?  Well, it is not I who questions his patriotism…it is Chairman Zero himself.

To quote Joshua from War Games: “Shall we play a game?”  Let’s look at an excerpt from a speech, edited (in bold) so as not to give away the punch line:

The problem is, is that the way the president has done it over the last few years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first X presidents – #X+1 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $X trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $X0,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

So, which wingnut mouthed this drivel?  That rightwing nutbar would be…candidate Barack Hussein Obama in 2008.  Full quote, unedited:

The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

Ergo, if Bush adding $4 trillion in debt in eight years makes him “unpatriotic”, then what does adding $4 trillion in 2.5 years make Oba-Mao?

Hypocrisy is a dish served cold.

August 24, 2011 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama | 3 Comments

Earthquake hits east, Hurricane Irene barreling down on east…

Must be global “warming”.

Sorry, I wanted to get out in front before the environuts and Gore (pardon the redundancy) show me to be a prophet.

August 23, 2011 Posted by | environuts, global warming | 3 Comments

Moonbat Congresswoman discovers America’s “real enemy”: Tea Party

I tend to dismiss race-hustling poverty prostitutes like Fredrica Wilson (D-FL gerrymandered district).  But this one’s a hoot:

“Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party — the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage. They have one goal in mind, and that’s to make President Obama a one-term president,” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) said at a Miami town hall with constituents.

Yep, when she’s not busy blaming the current level of black unemployment on racism, she likes to pass her time uncovering America’s “real enemy”.  The enemy is not a socialist, anti-American president who has done his level best to destroy our economy and crush the employment prospects of the very people for whom she purports to stand.  The enemy is not bloodthirsty camel-humping jihadists trying to attack us again like they did a decade ago (sidebar: for those of you on the left, feel free to Google “9-11-2001” if that doesn’t ring a bell).

No, indeed.  The “real enemy” is a group of American citizens who believe that the federal government ought to live within its means just like every American family (nay, every family on God’s green Earth) must do.  The “real enemy” is a group of American citizens who have the gall to be loyal to the same Constitution that Congresscreeps like Wilson have sworn to uphold and defend.  The “real enemy” is a group of American citizens who actually don’t want their kids and grandkids to inherit a nation that is substantially weaker and bleaker than the one we’ve grown to know and love since its inception.  These cretins, of course, are the “real enemy”.

Remember when Chairman Zero said to Latinos that they need to “punish our enemies”?  That may be one point on which he and I agree.  Vermin like ObaMao and his minions like Wilson must be punished at the ballot box by Normal America, and relegated to the dustbin of history when it comes to their policies.  They have inflicted enough damage to the country I love, and they must be stopped before they achieve their goal: permanent American irrelevance.

Does anyone have the heart to tell her that The Village People are not holding auditions?  Or maybe she’s attending a memorial to the late Macho Man Randy Savage of which I’m not aware?

August 23, 2011 Posted by | bigotry, Florida, moonbats, Tea Party | 8 Comments

Obama FINALLY figures out why he’s as popular as syphilis

It’s Bush’s fault.  Sorry, that’s his fallback excuse for the rest of the nation’s ills.  However, this fallback isn’t much better:

President Barack Obama says his low approval rating is a reflection of public unhappiness with Congress.

Obama tells CBS in an interview broadcast Sunday that he’s “impacted,” just like Congress, when people aren’t happy with Washington.

He says he understands that his arguments that the country would have been worse off if he hadn’t taken certain actions don’t resonate with the millions of unemployed people.

Yep.  “I’m unpopular because people hate…Congress!”  Dude, you aren’t in Congress anymore.  And when you were, nobody noticed that you were, on account of your lackluster and uneventful four years.  Most of that time was spent campaigning for the next gig, par for the course (get it?) for your career, no?

August 22, 2011 Posted by | Obama | 2 Comments

Obama elected due to “affirmative action”

Arguably the best column I’ve ever read that dissects how an unaccomplished empty suit ever got elevated to the position of leader of the free world.  You must read it all, but here are a couple of excerpts to whet the appetite:

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.  How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer”; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.  He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as legislator.

And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor.  It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

More:

True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be?  As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate.  All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.  What could this breed if not the sort of empty  narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?

Again, read it all!

August 19, 2011 Posted by | affirmative action, bigotry, Obama | 3 Comments

Perry gives some red meat to the base, along with some fava beans and a nice Chianti…slurp-slurp-slurp!

I may have embellished the last part of the post title a tad…but not much.  From the Boston Herald:

“The rhetoric will probably get heated. I’m going to be outspoken, I’m going to be passionate, I’m going to be calling it like I see it,” Perry told the Herald in a one-on-one interview, as he shrugged off Obama’s recent scolding that he should be “more careful” about what he says.

“And if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings,” the 61-year-old governor added.

Perry, who embraced the Tea Party even before GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, also brushed off Democratic attempts to paint him as a marginal candidate.

“It’s the height of hypocrisy for this president to call anyone a marginal performer. If anyone is a marginal performer, it’s him. He has downgraded the good name and credit of this country,” Perry said. “Talk about someone who has marginalized America.”

Perry on why TX has been a hotbed of job creation:

“When you have Facebook and eBay and Caterpillar and Toyota all moving to Texas, they didn’t move there because we have good barbecue and warm weather in December,” Perry said. “They came because they knew they wouldn’t be overregulated.”

I’m liking me some Perry right now.

August 19, 2011 Posted by | Obama, Rick Perry | 4 Comments

Quote of the day, “Obama doesn’t know where he is” edition

B.O. went to Wyffels Hybrids Inc., for a town hall meeting.  He called it “Waffles”.  Click over to see the video clip of the workers’ reaction to the flub.

Of course, it would have been easier for him to remember if only the name were somewhere that he could see it:

Boy, that Bush sure was dumb, wasn’t he?  😆

Exit question: Did he not have his telebinky with him, or was it broken?

August 19, 2011 Posted by | humor, Obama, quote of the day | 2 Comments

NASA sounds alarm: Aliens might attack us if we don’t stop global warming!

OK, I get it!  NASA is so bent on getting the Space Shuttle back that they’re now resorting to uber-absurd studies like this.  You know, “Give us the shuttle back, or we’ll p#ss away more taxpayer dollars on subsequent studies like this!”  For the love of Pete, Mr. President and Congress, PLEASE give them their funding back!

It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim.

Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.

This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future.

Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa’s Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible (“plausible”? Seriously? – CL) outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity “prepare for actual contact”.

So that’s what prompted Falling Skies!  The aliens have been watching us since the dinosaur days, and while Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island weren’t enough to prompt an invasion, the planet’s temperature inching up a nanodegree would be way more than they could take!  But hey, if there’s a silver lining here, it would be that NYT’s econorube Paul Krugman would have his dream of “alien invasion + Keynesian economics = cured economy” come true.

Maybe NASA should just stick to what they do best: Muslim outreach.

August 19, 2011 Posted by | bizarre, environuts, global warming, shameful | 3 Comments

Obama’s message of “Buy American” not exactly on target with…himself

From the White House:

We’ve got folks in America driving Kias and Hyundais. I want to see folks in Korea driving Fords and Chryslers and Chevys. (Applause.) I want to sell goods all over the world that are stamped with three words: “Made in America.”

Nice to know it starts at the top.  Or not.

President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built — in Canada, The Post has learned.

The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts.

Maybe he meant “Made in NORTH America”?  Well, considering he wants to outsource our oil production to Brazil, maybe he means “Made in ANY America, North or South”?

Typical liberal: Good enough for thee, but not for me.

August 18, 2011 Posted by | Canada, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama | 1 Comment

S&P to U.S.: Your credit rating is downgraded because the outlook isn’t so good. U.S. to S&P: Consider yourself investigated!

Slaying the messenger:

The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, according to two people interviewed by the government and another briefed on such interviews.

The investigation began before Standard & Poor’s cut the United States’ AAA credit rating this month, but it is likely to add fuel to the political firestorm that has surrounded that action. Lawmakers and some administration officials have since questioned the agency’s secretive process, its credibility and the competence of its analysts, claiming to have found an error in its debt calculations.

I’m sure this is a big ol’ coinkidink, and in no way whatsoever related to the credit agency telling the world what we already know (but it damning to the administration): this government is way too friggin’ big to repay all of the debt it has racked up.

August 18, 2011 Posted by | corruption, Holder | 4 Comments

New MSM meme: You know, Perry isn’t nearly as reasonable as…Bush?

I’ve been reading on the blogosphere various predictions that the MSM would begin attacking Rick Perry by trying to show him as less acceptable than their previous target of obsessive hate, George W. Bush.  Well, the predictions are beginning to come true.

Enter CNN.  The video clip at the link is for a piece they call “Rick Perry is George W. Bush on steroids”.  Seriously, that’s what they call it.  Their “contributor”, Will Cain, does his best to lay out the case against a man who has been in the race less than two weeks.  Ed has a different take than Cain, unsurprisingly:

Besides, if we’re talking about the Left’s idea of Bush on steroids — a unilateralist cowboy who starts wars, as is mentioned in this clip — doesn’t Barack Obama qualify better than Perry after refusing to get Congressional approval for American military action?

CNN, though, needs to pace themselves.  They added another “Perry makes us miss Bush” piece, this one courtesy of an anti-Bush columnist.

Let that sink in for a second.  The MSM has a strange new respect for a man they spent over eight years demonizing!  It’s like that “Bush is evil!  OK, scratch that, Bush may have sucked and wanted women, children, and Iraqi goat herders to be be waterboarded, but at least he was more reasonable and temperate than Rick Perry!”

If this is the line of the attack that the MSM is going to run with, then I have officially found my candidate for 2012.  Rick Perry is driving the MSM so crazy that they are beclowning themselves by pining away for the good ol’ days of Chimpy McHitlerburton.  If the MSM sees Perry as that much of a threat, then he has my backing for sure.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 18, 2011 Posted by | CNN, media bias, Rick Perry | 4 Comments

College student asks his fellow students: Say, how’s about redistributing your 4.0 GPA?

Ah, college!  In between bong hits and raging keggers, America’s youths have their feeble minds molded by leftist professors who preach the evils of capitalism and merit-based earning.  Lost on these stoners is the irony that their own grades are earned, for good or for ill.

Well, leave it to one student bright enough to recognize the hypocrisy of these ivory-tower cocooned know-nothings.  From FNC (with video clip):

A California college student is conducting a social experiment where he’s trying to get his peers to sign a petition in favor of distributing grade point averages to show how the federal government distributes wealth.

Oliver Darcy, a recent college graduate, proposes that students with good grades contribute their GPA to their academically sluggish friends. He argues that this is how the federal government takes wealth from the country’s high wage earners and distributes it to the low income earners.

“They all earn their GPA,” said Darcy in an interview with “Fox and Friends.” “So we asked them if they’d be interested in redistributing the GPA points that they earned to students who may be having trouble getting a high GPA.”

Darcy, who films his encounters with teachers and fellow students, doesn’t have much luck selling this theory.

He said many students on college campuses support high taxes on the rich, but when put into relative terms, cringed at the thought of spreading around their academic wealth.

In a video posted on Exposingleftists.com, one student said, “If I do give GPA points to students that don’t deserve it, it isn’t fair, I work for what I have.

Watch the video.  It’s funny (yet sad) to see these naive rose-colored-glasses-wearing moonbats protest that “That’s different!”, yet when pressed as to how it’s different to spread around the earned monetary wealth vs. earned academic wealth, their response is basically “Because shut up, that’s how!”

Wait until they get into the real world.  Reality will hit them harder than a Barney Frank chair fart.

August 17, 2011 Posted by | capitalism, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, moonbats, public education | 2 Comments

Obama: I kinda remind me of Abe Lincoln. Or MLK. Take your pick.

To quote my man Otis Day from Animal House: “Don’t know much about history.”  Excerpt #1:

“Democracy is always a messy business in a big country like this,” Obama responded. “When you listen to what the federalists said about the anti-federalists … those guys were tough. Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”

Yeah, because presiding over a civil war is almost identical to what B.O. faces today. Or something.

Excerpt #2:

At least it wasn’t Jesus.

At a small, exclusive New York City fundraiser Thursday night featuring the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Obama compared himself and his agenda to that of Martin Luther King Jr.

And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times. There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many folks angry. But what he understood, what kept him going, was that the arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own. It bends because all of us are putting our hand on the arc and we are bending it in that direction. And it takes time. And it’s hard work. And there are frustrations.

Dr. King died by a racist’s bullet.  Oprompter got elected by a…um, racist?…country.  I guess B.O. is wondering how come he doesn’t have his own memorial yet?

Narcissism: it’s what’s for dinner.

August 17, 2011 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 3 Comments

Obama’s Ag Secretary: Sharp rise in food stamps is awesome, because it’s creating jobs!

Economic illiteracy is pandemic in the administration.  But darn it, Vilsack has his talking points and he ain’t deviating from them!  Observe:

Every $1 in food stamps creates $1.84 in the economy? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, dude?  Using that pretzel logic, then, shouldn’t everyone ask for food stamps in order to push unemployment through the cellar?

The welfare state has expanded massively under Oba-Mao, and it is most certainly by design.  They’ve been telling us that food stamps and unemployment benefits are huge stimulators of the economy, specifically in job creation, yet unemployment remains near 10% (closer to 20% when you count those who have abandoned looking for work or full-timers who have resorted to become part-timers).  It’s a lie, and not a very believable one, too.

August 16, 2011 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, shameful | 7 Comments

California: Hmm, it seems our “Amazon tax” is pushing businesses out of the state by the droves!

Who knew?  I mean, besides all people who aren’t functional economic illiterates (which disqualifies California), who could have possibly seen this coming?

California recently instituted as part of its budget solution an “Amazon Tax” aimed at forcing out-of-state, online retailers with no physical presence in the Golden State to collect and remit sales tax in respect of goods sold to Californians where the retailer in question advertises, or maintains an “affiliate” referral relationship, with websites based within state lines.

How’s that working, Cali?

Prior to passage of the bill obligating collection and remittance in such circumstances, prominent online retailers including Amazon.com and Overstock.com had threatened to terminate relationships with affiliates, if the legislation became law.  Now that it has, and affiliate relationships are being severed, something critics of the legislation say was entirely foreseeable is occurring: Online businesses and entrepreneurs are leaving the state, thus risking an actual reduction, as opposed to marginal increase, in California’s tax revenue.

Backers of the legislation seemed to believe that affiliates would be happy to work with other retailers who also operate affiliate programs, or that online retailers targeted by the law would not end affiliate relationships and the threat was idle.

In neither case do those assumptions now seem correct.

Cali:  Man, our economy sucks!  It continues to suck!  Jobs evaporating, businesses moving, real estate collapsing, public union pensions pushing us to the precipice of bankruptcy…what can we do to stop this?

Normal America:  Well, for starters, how about stop putting Democrats in charge every stinking election cycle?

Cali:  That’s just crazy talk.

Florida passed a series of tax increases in the late 1980′s, when it had a Democratic legislature. One of them was to tax entry fees on freshwater fishing tournaments, such as those held by Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. BASS had tournaments every year in Florida, and those tourneys always generated plenty of tax revenue to cities and the state in the form of hotels, restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc. Taxing entry fees (which ranged from $500 – $1500) was a bit steep, especially since the fisherman were already spending a pantload of money. The libs refused to back down, and BASS pulled back on Florida tournaments. The state lost a ton of money, losing dollars because they were trying to collect dimes.

The GOP revolution of 1994 got people who understood how business and economics work into office. In 1997, the new budget repealed the stupid tax, and in 1998, BASS returned to Florida for tournaments. They even moved their headquarters to Celebration, FL, and brought about 200 jobs with them.  Tax revenues increased as a result.

Liberals are married stubbornly to static tax analysis, the belief that taxing activity results in NO CHANGE WHATSOEVER to productive behavior.  It’s quite simple, really: If you want less of an activity, tax it more.  Businesses and wealthy individuals are intelligent enough to look out for their bottom lines, and if CA won’t help them with their bottom line, states like TX and FL are more than happy to help.

August 16, 2011 Posted by | big government, California, economic ignorance | 5 Comments

Pawlenty out, Perry in, what next?

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll.  Big deal?  I don’t know.

Ron Paul finishes second in IA.  The Paulestinians will likely crow about this.

Rick Perry formally announces his entry into the 2012 field.

Pawlenty drops out.  He could be a good pick for VP for Perry or Romney, though I doubt the latter would pick him after his “Obamneycare” quip.  Rumor has it that the MN GOP is recruiting him to run for the Senate next year against unaccomplished freshman Amy Klobuchar.

You’d like to think that at 39% approval, B.O. loses to any of these people, despite Debbie Whatshername Schmuck’s absurd assertions to the contrary that he’s in “remarkably good shape“.  Only time will tell.

August 15, 2011 Posted by | Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Michelle Bachmann, Minnesota, Obama, polls, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty | 6 Comments

Federal court rules ObamaCare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional

Slackers, liberals, MSM (but I repeat myself) hardest hit.  Excerpt:

An appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House.

The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.

The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the 2010 healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.

The case stems from a challenge by 26 U.S. states which had argued the individual mandate, set to go into effect in 2014, was unconstitutional because Congress could not force Americans to buy health insurance or face the prospect of a penalty.

This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives,” a divided three-judge panel said.

And why must we render liberals impotent in politics?  For #sshats like this guy:

…One of the three judges of the appeals court panel, Stanley Marcus, agreed with the administration in dissenting from the majority opinion. The majority “has ignored the undeniable fact that Congress’ commerce power has grown exponentially over the past two centuries and is now generally accepted as having afforded Congress the authority to create rules regulating large areas of our national economy,” Marcus wrote.

Just another turn in the road on the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  But take victories like this as we get them, folks. 🙂

August 12, 2011 Posted by | health care, judiciary, Obama | 6 Comments

Quote of the day, “Obama and jack squat” edition

I love that term: jack squat. I think I’ll say it again: jack squat.

From Jim Geraghty:

Monday was one of those days when I look at a recent poll and wonder why anybody approves of Obama.

I marvel at Obama’s ability to witness every bad development on his watch and inevitably conclude that it is further evidence that he’s been right all along and that nothing he’s done or proposed required reexamination.

No matter what some agency may say, we’ve always been and always will be a triple-A country.”

Great. Now he finds his veto pen, and he wants to use it on Standard & Poor’s. What the heck does that even mean? We’re silver medalists, but in his mind, we’ll always be gold?

I’m sorry, Mr. President, but declaring that we’ll always be AAA in your heart means jack squat to lenders. Obama’s policies have just run headlong into basic market realities – too much is going out, and not enough is coming in. He and his Treasury Secretary seem to think they can demonize Standard & Poors enough to get them to ignore that fact.

Of course it’s the Tea Parties’ fault. If they hadn’t pointed out the runaway spending and debt, no one ever would have noticed, right? Sigh.

Indeed.

Someone else used to be good with “jack squat”:

August 12, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama, quote of the day | 3 Comments

Obama’s shameful media spectacle at Dover

I think this blog post title at Ace’s joint sums it up best:

Families Of The Fallen: We Don’t Want Any Media Coverage Of Our Loved Ones Return To Dover.

White House To Families: We Don’t Care What You Want.

Read the post and you’ll see what it’s all about.  Drew’s conclusion is well put:

When it comes to honoring our heroes, I’d like to be able to give any President, Obama included, the benefit of the doubt that they care more about doing the right thing by the fallen and their families (even if I might disagree with their choices). Obama’s decision to allow this solemn and private moment to become a political spectacle shows he simply is doesn’t deserve that consideration.

January 20, 2013 can’t come soon enough.

Amen.

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 8 Comments

Obama: The need for debt reduction was clear the day I got elected, which is why I’m just now getting around to coming up with a plan

Good catch by Andrew Malcolm:

Trouble is, real leadership is more than talking and calling for things. It takes a while, but over time listeners begin to notice rote rhetoric, predictable patterns, empty words. An example:

We didn’t need a rating agency to tell us that we need a balanced, long-term approach to deficit reduction. That was true last week. That was true last year. That was true the day I took office.

The day Obama took office, 931 of them ago. Subsequently, in his Monday remarks the president said this:

I intend to present my own recommendations over the coming weeks on how we should proceed.

Over the coming weeks? The need for a balanced, long-term approach was clear the day he took office $3+ trillion dollars ago and sometime soon he’ll share his plans?

Obama is still saying, ‘Yes, we can.’ But he never explains why we haven’t.

You know, it’s almost as if he never really had a plan, beyond reading stuff off of a telebinky.  Almost, that is.

August 10, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama | 4 Comments

New Pawlenty ad absolutely decimates Obama

I don’t know that I’ve seen a political ad this good.  Ever.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama, Tim Pawlenty | 3 Comments

Obama comes up with new plan on how to tackle debt problem

And by “new plan”, I mean a new speech that says the exact same thing he’s always said: raise taxes.  From Jen Rubin:

Obama had all weekend and the best he could come up with was a reiteration of his plea for a “balanced” approach to deficit control. That’s right. We have a tumbling stock market, over 9 percent unemployment and a flight to gold (some investment advisers say it will be at $2,500 per ounce by year’s end). All he can do is promise to raise taxes.

Now that’s not exactly right. He did trot out proposals for a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut and extension of unemployment benefits. And he promised to make his own proposal to the debt committee. That’s it. It is what he has been saying for what seems like forever. He has nothing new.

Note he still offers no formal plan.  He has put nothing in writing.  He hasn’t even given an informal plan, really.  Just “we need a balanced approach with modest reductions in Medicare spending”, or something to that effect.

Basically, here’s a general timeline of how this has transpired:

Paul Ryan:  I’ve got a plan.

B.O. and the Dems:  No.  We’re going to go tell the American people that your plan sucks and that we need a balanced approach.  But we’re not going to release a plan of our own.

House Republicans:  We’ve got a plan.  Cut, Cap, and Balance.

B.O. and the Dems:  No.  We’re going to go tell the American people something else.

House Republicans:  Oh yeah?  What might that be?

B.O. and the Dems:  That your plan sucks and that we need a balanced approach.  But we’re not going to release a plan of our own.

John Boehner:  I’ve got a plan.

B.O. and the Dems:  No.  We’re going to go tell the American people something else.

John Boehner:  Oh yeah?  What might that be?

B.O. and the Dems:  That your plan sucks and that we need a balanced approach.  But we’re not going to release a plan of our own.

House and Senate:  We’ve got a bill.  Sign it, Mr. President.

B.O.:  OK.  After signing it, I need to address the American people.

House and Senate:  OK.  Out of curiosity, what are you going to tell them?

B.O.:  That this bill sucks and that we need a balanced approach.  But I’m not going to release a plan of my own.

S&P:  We’re downgrading America’s bond rating.

B.O.:  THAT does it!  You’ve left me no choice!  There’s only one thing left to do!

The world:  What might that be?

B.O.:  I’m going to tell the American people what needs to be done to rein in this debt mess.

The world:  Finally!  What is your plan?

B.O.:  This debt problem sucks and we need a balanced approach.  But I’m not going to release a plan of my own.

If you tell yourself a lie often enough, or if you live in a fantasy long enough, you convince yourself of a reality that doesn’t exist.  That’s where ObaMao is right now.  He keeps talking about raising taxes (which he playfully calls “a balanced approach”), knowing full well it isn’t going to happen.  But he keeps talking about it, as if it were going to happen and that it’s just around the corner.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, Obama, taxes | 5 Comments

Obama laments “big money flooding the airwaves” as he rakes in big money to be used to flood the airwaves

Irony: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.  From the Washington Times:

Mr. Obama met separately with 100 of his most exclusive donors, each of whom forked over $35,800 per person to break bread with the birthday boy. Mr. Obama, who had added $3,938,093,118,800 to the national debt as of his birthday, told his rich friends that the government needs to spend more on everything from “wind turbine and electric cars” to “cures for cancer.”

Without any irony, he railed against “big money flooding the airwaves and slash-and-burn politics, sometimes I think that core belief in what is possible here in America gets lost.” Of course, Mr. Obama plans to flood those airwaves with $1 billion in campaign-funded commercials suggesting he is fighting for the average Joe.

“Fighting for the average Joe”.  Because the average Joe drops nearly $36k to gladhand with PresBo.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | irony, Obama, shameful | 1 Comment