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Pelosi, basing her lunacy on “economic experts”, claims extending unemployment bennies would “save or create” 600,000 jobs

I tell you, folks, when this wench doubles down on stupid, she really doubles down on stupid.

So, who are these “experts” that get their 600k figure?  Well, we know of at least one of these “experts”:

In May 2010, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to a podium in the Capitol to introduce a half-dozen economic experts she had convened for a meeting on how to jump-start the economy. The group had met for several hours with top Democratic leaders, and Pelosi invited them to speak publicly on their perspectives on economic growth.

What Pelosi did not mention is that one of the men in the group was her son’s boss and a partner with her husband in more than a half-dozen investments, including one that generated more than $100,000 in income for the Speaker’s family last year.

It was the fourth time since 2007 that Pelosi had invited San Francisco investment banker William Hambrecht to be part of an economic policy forum on the Hill and the third time she appeared at a podium with him to speak to reporters. At none of those events did the then-Speaker reveal her financial ties to Hambrecht,  and House rules did not require her to do so.

Her son’s boss and business partner.  Well, hell, why don’t we base all economic decisions on Peloco’s connections, considering their wildly successful track record?  Or not.

The best-known Hambrecht/Pelosi partnership is the struggling United Football League.

An October 2009 Washington Post story reported that Paul Pelosi had purchased a team in Hambrecht’s nascent league for $12 million. The article was published four days before Hambrecht participated in another of Pelosi’s economic forums. After that four-hour meeting, Pelosi introduced Hambrecht and several other “leading economists” at a news conference, saying, “They’re going to tell you some of their forecasts that they told us about — some of the options that we may have in investments, in tax policy, in budgetary overview, on how we create jobs in the most fiscally sound way,” according to a CQ transcript.

Again, Pelosi did not mention her family’s investments with Hambrecht.

According to Pelosi’s disclosure form, most of the Hambrecht-linked investments produced losses or very little income last year except for one — an investment worth $5 million to $25 million in an investment firm called Matthews International Capital Management. The firm, partly owned by Hambrecht, specializes in Asian investments and earned Paul Pelosi somewhere from $100,000 to $1 million in income last year. Paul Pelosi also maintained a brokerage account with Hambrecht’s firm last year worth $500,000 to $1 million.

The Pelosis’ son, Paul Pelosi Jr., worked at Hambrecht’s company as an investment banker from July 2009 to September 2011, but a source familiar with his employment said, “He did not work on any investments that his family had through the company.”

The two families have been friends for many years, and the Hambrechts have donated more than $2 million to Democratic campaigns and causes, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Because the best and brightest economists just so happen to be mega donors to Democrats…which I’m sure is totally coinkidinkal, right?

ObamaCare was supposed to produce 400k jobs instantly.  Preditcably enough, it didn’t.  Paying people not to work is predicted to produce 600k jobs instantly.  Ed notes how that is, um, unlikely:

This is a fairly testable hypothesis.  The last time Congress extended the jobless benefits was a year ago, in another crunch-time compromise between Republicans and Democrats on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Since then, the economy has added about 1.5 million jobs — an average of 125,000 a month, which is only enough to keep up with population growth.  Assuming that Pelosi’s correct and we subtract 600,000 from the 2011 numbers, the Obama adminstration’s economic policies would account for growth that falls well below that of population maintenance — at only 75,000 per month.

At some point, Democrats who actually want to work (both of them) will have to accept that liberals are economic illiterates of the highest order.

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December 19, 2011 Posted by | corruption, economic ignorance, Pelosi | 2 Comments

Pelosi: I’m a Catholic, only minus the conscience

San Fransicko’s a godless cesspool anyway, so this will fit in nicely.  Quote:

Those who dispute that characterization “may not like the language,’’ she said, “but the truth is what I said. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing’’ that she insists put women at physical risk, although Catholic providers strongly disagree.

Yeah, can you believe the nerve of Catholics obeying their doctrine like she doesn’t?  Can you believe that they actually have a conscience?  How did that happen?

November 22, 2011 Posted by | abortion, Catholics, Pelosi, San Francisco, shameful | 4 Comments

Confirmed: Corrupt Pelosi bought Visa stock, then stopped credit card reform to give her stock time to skyrocket in value

San Fran Nan, a friend to the common man…right?  Details:

Former Speaker of the House–and current Minority Leader–Nancy Pelosi apparently bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings (IPO) in American history, thwarted serious credit card reform for two years, and then watched her investment skyrocket 203%.

The revelation appears in Throw Them All Out, the new book by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, which was the focus of 60 Minutes on CBS this evening, and which is featured in this week’s issue of Newsweek.

In early 2008, Nancy Pelosi and her real estate developer husband, Paul, were given an opportunity to buy into a Visa IPO. It was a nearly impossible feat–one that average citizens almost certainly could never achieve. The vast majority of purchase opportunities went to institutional investors, large mutual funds, or pension funds.

Despite Pelosi’s consistent railing against credit card companies, on March 18, 2008, the Pelosis bought between $1 million and $5 million (politicians do not have to report the exact amounts, only ranges) worth of Visa stock at the IPO price of $44 per share. Two days later, the stock price rocketed to $65 per share, yielding a 50% profit. The Pelosis then bought Visa twice more. By their third purchase on June 4, 2008, Visa was worth $85 per share.

How did Nancy Pelosi snag one of the most coveted initial public offerings in history? The facts are still emerging. Yet according to Schweizer, corporations that wish to build congressional allies will sometimes hand-pick members of Congress to receive IPOs. Pelosi received her Visa IPO almost two weeks after a potentially damaging piece of legislation for Visa, the Credit Card Fair Fee Act, had been introduced in the House. If passed, the bill would have cut into Visa’s profits substantially by lowering so-called “interchange fees,” the 1% to 3% charge retailers pay Visa when customers use Visa cards for purchases. Interchange fees are a critical source of revenue for the four credit card companies–$48 billion in 2008, to be exact.

That bill never made it to the floor.  When a weaker version did emerge, the aforementioed interchange fee reduction was not in it, thus protecting Visa’s (and Pelosi’s) financial interest.

Read the whole thing.  This two-faced (both sides are Botoxed, I think) wench is so stinkingly corrupt that it’s sickening.

November 15, 2011 Posted by | corruption, hypocrisy, Pelosi | 6 Comments

Newt: Sitting on the couch with Pelosi and cutting that junk science commercial was horrendously stupid

Yeah, it was.  Nice to see you coming around to our view on that, sir.  Details:

In 2008 former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared in a TV ad created by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to urge action on anthropogenic climate change. Many conservatives were disappointed.

However, on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Gingrich — now a candidate for the Republican nomination for president — admitted it was a mistake for him to appear in the ad during the show’s “Center Seat” segment.

“First of all, that is probably the dumbest single thing I’ve done in years,” Gingrich said. “It is inexplicable that somebody used to say, ‘You know, there aren’t enough hay wagons to stand on to get people to understand that.’ You just need to relax and go, that was dumb.”

Panelist Charles Krauthammer asked Gingrich if he was being held hostage when the ad was filmed. Gingrich responded that he just made a mistake.

“No, that was dumb,” Gingrich said. “I was trying to do something I failed to do. I do think it’s important for conservative to be in the middle of the debate over the environment.”

For me, that’s one of the bigger hangups I had with the guy.  There are others, chronicled here before.  But that was a biggie.

November 9, 2011 Posted by | global warming, Newt Gingrich, Pelosi | 10 Comments

Pelosi: Boeing plant in SC should unionize or shut down

Can you believe those crazy Republicans are anti-jobs?  The nerve of them.  Anywho, from Granny Botox:

In an interview late last week, House Minority Leaeder Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNBC that Boeing should either unionize its production facilities in South Carolina, or shut them down entirely.

“Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non union?” asked host Maria Bartiromo. Pelosi’s reply: “Yes.”

The minority leader quickly added that she would rather it simply unionize and stay open. But barring unionization, by Pelosi’s reasoning, it should simply shut down.

Apparently, the only jobs worth creating are union jobs.  Never mind that S.C. workers chose differently when given a chance:

Pelosi may or may not know that workers at the South Carolina plant in question voted resoundingly (199-68) to decertify their union two years ago. Government policies that would close the plant for being a non-union shop would simply be punishing those workers for exercising their right to determine union representation for themselves.

Yeah, well what do they know about their own factory, right?  San Fran Nan is much more in tune with SC working conditions than the workers actually there, huh?

#sshat.

November 1, 2011 Posted by | big government, corruption, economic ignorance, Pelosi, San Francisco, unions | 2 Comments

Pelosi: It’s OK that over 1800 companies have gotten ObamaCare waivers

San Fran Nan’s rationale?  Heh.

“They’re small. I couldn’t speak to all 1,800 of them, but some of the lists that I have seen have been very, very small companies. They will not have a big impact on the economy of our country,” Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with CNBC.

If, by “small companies”, you mean McDonald’s (one of the top employers in the nation), then yeah…”small companies”!  Besides, didn’t she and her leftist ilk crow about how small business will love ObamaCare?  Yeah, they love it so much that they’ve asked to be excused from its onerous requirements.

Way to go, San Fransicko.

October 29, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, health care, Pelosi, San Francisco | 1 Comment

Newt: Yeah, I probably shouldn’t have filmed that global “warming” commercial on the couch with Pelosi, huh?

Ya think?  From The Hill:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he regrets making a commercial with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the need to address climate change.

Gingrich, who partnered with Pelosi while she was Speaker for the 2008 ad, said the spot was “misconstrued,” and for that reason, he wouldn’t do it again.

“I was trying to make a point that we shouldn’t be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment,” Gingrich said on WGIR radio of the 30-second television commercial. “Obviously it was misconstrued, and it’s probably one of those things I wouldn’t do again.”

Gingrich said in January that he “meant exactly what [he] said in that commercial,” which was produced by the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore (D). In the ad, Gingrich makes no endorsement of any policy solution, but says the “country must take action to address climate change.”

Still spinning: I don’t regret anything I said, only that you people were too stupid to see the nuance of my appearance.

By the way, this line is crap: “we shouldn’t be afraid to debate the left”.  Dude, you weren’t “debating” the left on that junk science fad…you were agreeing with the left!  Agreeing with San Fran Nan while sitting on a couch with the Botox queen during the filming of a commercial produced by a Gore charity isn’t going to get you far in a primary, pal.

There is no global “warming”, or if you prefer, “global climate change” going on.  Period.  And if a purportedly intelligent man like Gingrich can’t see that, then he doesn’t merit my vote or yours.

July 26, 2011 Posted by | environuts, global warming, Newt Gingrich, Pelosi | 4 Comments

Pelosi: We have to pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it. Her constituents: We found out, and it’s killing us.

From San Fransicko:

Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide

“ObamaCare for thee, but not for me!”  I guess it pays to have connections, right?  But why would Queen Botox’s district’s businesses even need waivers from ObamaCare?

Before hanging up on TheDC, Tru Spa’s owner said new government health care regulations, both the federal-level Obamacare and new local laws in Northern California, have “devastated” the business. “It’s been bad for us,” he said, without divulging his name, referring to the new health care restrictions.

Huh.  Seems that Peloco was telling her San Franistan constituents to s#ck it while she curried favor with ObaMao.  But my heart doesn’t bleed for the Bay Area: they keep sending San Fran Nan back to DC.  So deal with it, chumps.

May 17, 2011 Posted by | big government, health care, Pelosi, San Francisco, socialism | 3 Comments

Night and Day, “Pelosi on bin Laden” edition

Queen Botox in 2006:

[E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done . . . is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.

Pe-lousy now:

The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. . . . I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment. . . . [T]he death of Osama bin Laden is historic. . . .

But it’s the Republicans that are politicizing OBL’s death, right?

Consistency, integrity, and shame are sooooooo passé!

May 4, 2011 Posted by | hypocrisy, Night and Day, Osama bin Laden, Pelosi, religion of peace | 2 Comments

Washington comPost: Pelosi’s a liar

Yeah, I know: we already knew that.  But kudos to the comPost for at least bucking the party line at least once in their miserable lives, right?

Quoth San Fran Nan:

“In one of the bills before us, 6 million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals. People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground. Is middle ground 3 million seniors not receiving meals? I don’t think so. We’ve got to take this conversation from a debate about numbers and dollar figures and finding middle ground there to the higher ground of national values. I don’t think the American people want any one of those 6 million people to lose their meals or the children who are being thrown off of Head Start and the rest of it.”

— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), April 4, 2011

Really?  Six million seniors?

The first problem with Pelosi’s statistic is that, according to the agency’s budget documents, only about 2.6 million seniors receive such meals. That’s even less than what she decried as the mushy middle ground of compromise.

After we pointed out that fact, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said “she means meals for seniors — 6 million meals.” In 2011, the agency is expected to deliver a little over 200 million meals, so that’s a cut of about three percent.

That’s a pretty big “oops.” She referred to “6 million seniors,” “3 million seniors” and “6 million people.” We understand slips of a tongue, but three times in a row, so emphatically, is hard to fathom.

But Hammill tried to defend the number of 6 million, though he acknowledged that “that pot of money I mentioned is not exclusively dedicated to this program.”

Translation: OK, I know the cut isn’t targeted to this program.  But Nancy Botox isn’t going to let a trivial thing like facts get in the way of her shameless lying.

The comPost actually seems appalled (giving her Four Pinocchios), prompting me to wonder where they’ve been all these years that the San Fransicko Tart has been in DC:

In a city with overheated rhetoric, Pelosi’s statement ranks high on this year’s list of bloviated bluster. It’s bad enough that she repeatedly mixed up 6 million meals and 6 million people — and made no effort to correct the record after her statement was reported in the media. But the figure she used appears to have been invented itself, with little basis in fact.

Go figure.

April 7, 2011 Posted by | Pelosi, shameful | 5 Comments

Speaker who presided over a Congress that passed no budget: You know, a bunch of continuing resolutions is no way to be fiscally responsible!

And the freaks in San Fransicko keep sending this dolt back to Congress?

San Fran Nan and her ilk refused to pass a budget, one of the many reasons she is no longer House Speaker.  Yet she complains that this is no way to fund the government?  While I certainly agree with her (did I just say that?) that this is no way to fund the government, is she really the one who needs to have her botox-laden grill in front of the cameras to take this position?

Exit quote from Pe-loco: “Democrats have long fought for fiscal responsibility”  Pfffffffffffffff-bwahahahahahahahaha!  😆

March 16, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Pelosi | 5 Comments

DNC passes honorary resolution honoring Pelosi, after said resolution gets edited by…Pelosi

“You folks aren’t bragging enough on me.  Here, let me help you with that.”

The Democratic National Committee wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi Thursday — but its praise wasn’t good enough for the House minority leader.

When the DNC’s Resolutions Committee brought up a resolution commemorating Pelosi’s years as speaker of the House, Pelosi’s daughter sought to alter the proposal at her mother’s behest, adding some of the accomplishments that the elder Pelosi felt the committee had overlooked.

“I have some friendly amendments,” said Christine Pelosi, a political strategist, at the committee’s session during the DNC Winter Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel Thursday afternoon. She is a member of the committee.

“You think I’m kidding,” Christine Pelosi added, to surprised laughter from the room. The proposed changes, she indicated, came out of a discussion with her mother.

If you’re getting the impression that the Dems didn’t get the memo from the November 2010 elections, you would be correct.  Just when you thought they couldn’t be more tone deaf after re-nominating the woman who lost control of Congress, they have flipped the bird to Normal America once again.

February 25, 2011 Posted by | Pelosi, shameful | 4 Comments

Pelosi: I’m not Speaker, and it’s George Bush’s fault

Seriously (video at link).  The woman’s gone off the deep end.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Pelosi | 2 Comments

Democrat strategy for 2012: Vote for us, so we can make the massively unpopular Pelosi YOUR House Speaker again!

Friggin’ brilliant move by the Ostrich Party, no?  From Guy Benson:

House Democrats’ tone-deafness never ceases to amaze.  First, after sustaining a historic drubbing shellacking in November, they willfully (and overwhelmingly) chose to retain one of the least popular politicians in the history of the republic as their leader.  Now they’re gearing up to make restoring her Speaker’s gavel the centerpiece of their 2012 push.  Surefire winner

Message from Dems to Normal America: You’re welcome.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Pelosi, shameful | 1 Comment

Pelosi’s last hurrah as Speaker shows that the woman’s on crack

How else to explain this knee-slapper?

At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.”

Fox crunches the numbers:

When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi’s four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.

Additionally, it is beyond dishonest to say that “pay as you go” has “been our mantra”!  She and her party implemented all kinds of budget busting spending items, including extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks, by explicitly and routinely bypassing their own “pay as you go” rules.  When Republicans insisted that such spending items be paid for with the Dems’ own “pay as you go” rules, they were tarred and feathered by the Dems and the MSM (pardon the redundancy).

Then again, this is the same genius that said paying people not to go get a job and to keep them on food stamps was the best way to create jobs and stimulate the economy.

January 5, 2011 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, Pelosi, shameful | 3 Comments

Photo of the day, “New Speaker” edition

Heh.

January 5, 2011 Posted by | John Boehner, Pelosi | 2 Comments

Pelosi uses dirty trick to ram through bill that raises taxes on Americans

From CNN:

Congressional Democrats rammed a bill through the House of Representatives Thursday permanently extending the Bush-era tax cuts only for families making $250,000 a year or less.

It would maintain the current Alternative Minimum Tax limit for two years.

The measure, which passed on a sharply polarized 234-188 vote, would allow the Bush tax cuts to expire after December 31 for the wealthiest Americans. Most Democrats backed the bill, while most Republicans opposed it.

When the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) say “the wealthiest Americans”, they are referring to small business owners.  Small business owners provide about 3/4 of the jobs in America today, and the overwhelming majority of small business owners are LLC’s or Sub-Chapter S corporations that report business income on their personal tax returns.  Whenever Democrats demean and demonize the “evil rich”, it is the small business owner that they attack.

Naturally, the small business owner will not expend capital or hire anyone when they know that they are about to get “shellacked” (to use President Kick#ss’ term) in their pocketbooks.  They will lay off employees to keep their expenses low and minimize the impending tax hike as much as possible.  “Sorry, Jane, I need to let you go so I can send your salary to Uncle Sam.  He thinks I’m rich, so the government having your salary is more important than you having your salary.  Sucks for you.  But hey, San Fran Nan says that the unemployment check and food stamps you receive will stimulate the economy.  Now don’t you just feel totally stimulated, Jane?”

John Boehner called the move “chicken crap“, and he’s right when you consider that the House’s tax hike bill is DOA in the Senate (all 42 Republicans have promised to filibuster it).  In other words, Pe-loser is telling the American people “Screw you!” on her way out the door.  You stay classy, Speaker Botox.

December 2, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, Pelosi, shameful, taxes | 2 Comments

Quote of the day, “Pelosi’s myopia” edition

Every one of us has seen commercials tying a Democrat to San Fran Nan this election cycle.  And with most of those Dems wiped out, what is Speaker (for now) Botox’s reply?

We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”

See, it was the economy, and not Pe-loser, that trashed her party and her speakership.  The same economy that her and her party ignored for over a year in order to commandeer 1/6 of the economy via ObamaCare…which, by the way, the overwhelming majority of the people didn’t want passed anyway?  That economy?  Yeah, totally not related to her at all.

I’m giddier than Barney Frank at a Chippendales show that these morons are going to put her back in charge.

November 12, 2010 Posted by | Pelosi, quote of the day | 2 Comments

Quote of the day, “Dem doesn’t get it” edition

A good article on how the young members of the House Democrat caucus want Pelosi and the old farts to step aside and let the young’ns step up into leadership roles had this laugher:

Others said Pelosi had won the right to lead the caucus next year through her performance as Speaker. “She’s taken us this far,” Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) said.

Yeah, it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to preside over (if not outright engineer) historic losses on the 60+ House and 680+ state legislative seats scale.  Wouldn’t want to deprive her of the opportunity to keep the streak going, would we?

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Pelosi, quote of the day | Leave a comment

Clueless liberal “leadership” marches on

Some Dem Congresscritters: Say, Nan, would you mind not being the face of our party in Congress?

NYT:  You know, Pelosi may not exactly be the best fit for Dem House leader.  Wait…the New York Friggin’ Times?

Pelosi:  I’m running to be House Minority Leader.  It was the messaging, not me, that caused so many Republicans to run commercials against…um, me.

James Clyburn (D-SC): San Fran Nan is a wonderful leader, and she’s just like cowbell: you can never have enough!

GOP: Clyburn is right, we are stoked that Pe-loco will still be the face of the party!

President Kick#ss: The reason we lost is because I didn’t speak nearly slowly enough for you American morons to figure out how awesome me, Nan, and the Dem Gang truly have been.  My bad.

Moonbat blog: Dems lost the red, purple, and some blue districts for not being leftist enough.  Right, because the independents who voted en masse for Republicans did so because they were mad at Pe-lousy and Company for not pushing their statist agenda, and the only logical solution to implement a leftist agenda is to…vote for the conservative opponent?

Obama:  I had no idea that ObamaCare would be so poorly received, to the point of costing my side the House, several governor’s races, and nearly 700 state legislative races.  If only there had been multiple polls, town halls, ringing phones, massive protests, a Tea Party resistance movement, or any other indicators…

November 8, 2010 Posted by | big government, moonbats, Obama, Pelosi | 1 Comment

Pelosi: If I weren’t in politics, I’d be…uh…tossing out business-sounding terms, or something

BEVERAGE WARNING!  Put down your Coke, beer, coffee, or whatever, because it is guaranteed to shoot out of your nose when you hear San Fran Nan try to sound like she knows a thing or two about business.  Video clip here, laugher quote follows:

If I were not in politics, I’d probably be in business.  I love the markets. I watched them since I was a teenager. I’m fascinated by it and it’s a force, it’s a force in our economy.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?  Did someone tell her to just nervously toss out the word “markets” when talking about business and the reporter will instantly move on to another topic?  You could tell she doesn’t have a friggin’ clue about business, so she clamored for the first business-sounding word that popped into her head so as not to come off as clueless (fail).

September 16, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, Pelosi | 2 Comments

Three million seniors losing their prescription drug coverage, thanks to ObamaCare

Didn’t President Kick#ss tell us ad nauseum last year that if you liked your coverage and your doctor, you could keep them?  Yeah, that was total bovine feces (but you already knew that).  Add this to the growing list of Pelosi’s “Things we’ll find out after passing the bill”:

More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they’re perfectly happy with it, thanks to an attempt by the government to simplify their lives.

The policy change could turn into a hassle for seniors who hadn’t intended to switch plans during Medicare’s open enrollment season this fall.

And it risks undercutting President Barack Obama’s promise that people who like their health care plans can keep them.

A new analysis by a leading private research firm estimates that more than 3 million beneficiaries will see their current drug plan eliminated as Medicare tries to winnow down duplicative and confusing coverage, in order to offer consumers more meaningful choices. Instead of 40 or more plans in each state, beneficiaries would pick from 30 or so.

“As a result of this policy, there are going to be fewer plans offered in 2011,” said Bonnie Washington, a senior analyst with Avalere Health, which produced the study. “There is still going to be robust choice for beneficiaries, but those who have to change plans could experience some disruption and inconvenience.”

That’s a loss of 25% of choices…in the first year of ObamaCare!  But hey, I’m sure there won’t be any more of those plans disappearing after that, right?

August 26, 2010 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, health care, North Korea, Pelosi, socialism | 2 Comments

Parody: “Money for Nothin’, Spread the Wealth”

Dire Straits?  How about Dem Strait:

August 22, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, humor, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, socialism | Leave a comment

Pelosi: Hey, let’s investigate those who oppose building of Ground Zero mosque!

Pe-loco: The First Amendment is soooooo 1787!  Details:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco’s KCBS radio:

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“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”

San Fransicko, you MUST be proud!

Exit question: So is she advocating investigating Harry Reid?

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Constitution, New York, Pelosi, political correctness, religion of peace, San Francisco | 6 Comments

Pelosi with deer-in-headlights look at question “When was Jesus alive? At conception?”

Low-hanging fruit, my friends.  But don’t deprive me of the fun of seeing the Speaker of the House, soon after her “the Word made flesh must guide our public policy”, having to tell us exactly when the Word was made flesh.  I’m guessing Jesus wouldn’t have been too thrilled at being unceremoniously sucked out of Mary’s virgin womb, but hey, I wasn’t there, now was I?  Excerpt from CNS News ( with video clip):

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, publicly stated earlier this year that she had a duty to pursue policies “in keeping with the values” of Jesus Christ, the “Word made Flesh.” But at a press briefing last week, when reminded of this statement, Pelosi declined to say when Jesus got the right to life.
 
“Whenever it was,” said Pelosi, “we bow our heads when we talk about it in church, and that’s where I’d like to talk about that.”

Didn’t seem to bother her to talk about it outside of church when she was on her “Word made flesh” roll in three months prior to this retreat, did it?

August 3, 2010 Posted by | abortion, Christianity, hypocrisy, Pelosi | 3 Comments

Another ObamaCare consequence: Some insurance companies no longer writing policies to cover kids

Yet another instance in a growing line of examples where Pelosi’s “We have to pass it to see what’s in it” warning was warranted.  Details:

Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said several big insurers in his state will stop issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state are doing likewise.

In Florida, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, and Golden Rule — a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare — notified the insurance commissioner that they will stop issuing individual policies for children, said Jack McDermott, a spokesman for McCarty.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida issues about 9,000 to 10,000 new policies a year that only cover children. Vice president Randy Kammer said the company’s experts calculated that guaranteeing coverage for children could raise premiums for other individual policy holders by as much as 20 percent.

“We believe that the majority of people who would buy this policy were going to use it immediately, probably for high cost claims,” said Kammer. “Guaranteed issue means you could technically buy it on the way to the hospital.”

Kammer said the company did not make the decision lightly. “We were looking at all our other individual policy holders who pay a lot for coverage, and we didn’t think it was fair to given them that kind of an increase to benefit a small population that receives a greater advantage than they do,” she said.

Turns out that when you make businesses incur signifantly higher costs, businesses always look for ways to avoid getting socked with said skyrocketing costs.  Huh.  Go figure.  Who knew, right?

Exit question: Why do Democrats hate children?

July 26, 2010 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, health care, Pelosi, socialism | 4 Comments

Pelosi mad at Gibbs for stating the obvious

President Kick#ss’ spokesboob, Robert Gibbs, acknowledged in an interview that enough House seats are in play this November to give Republicans control.  Speaker Botox was none too happy:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bashed White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Tuesday night, even as the president’s top spokesman continued to backpedal from his assertion that Democrats could lose control of the House in the November election.

The fusillade from Pelosi and other Democrats at a closed-door meeting escalated an already fiery clash between the White House and its own party in Congress. During the tense evening meeting, the speaker grilled the top White House aide in attendance, senior legislative affairs staffer Dan Turton, about the impact of Gibbs’ comments.

“How could [Gibbs] know what is going on in our districts?” Pelosi told her members in the caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol Tuesday night. (Um…because every poll in the world shows Dems imploding? – CL.)  “Some may weigh his words more than others. We have made our disagreement known to the White House.”

It is also rumored that Pe-loco fumed at Gibbs for noticing that water was wet, the sun was warm, and Ellen DeGeneres was a little on the gay side.

July 14, 2010 Posted by | Pelosi | 1 Comment

Pelosi’s strategy to retain the House: Hey, let’s run on the super awesome and mega-popular ObamaCare!

From The Hill:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doubling down on healthcare reform, betting that it will do Democrats more good than harm in November’s elections.

She and her leadership team have seized on new polls that suggest healthcare overhaul’s popularity is rising, and they are urging members of Congress to use this week’s recess to tout the new law.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the party leadership have sent lawmakers back to their districts urging them to hold town hall-type meetings to highlight the law’s benefits, in the belief it could help Democrats avoid major losses in November.

Recent polls indicate a slow but steady uptick in the popularity of healthcare reform. (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? – Ed.) Despite Republican hopes that the law’s controversial passage will win them seats this fall, the Democrats’ actions show they still consider the issue a political winner.

If, by “a slow but steady uptick in the popularity of healthcare reform”, they mean “60% of voters favor repeal of ObamaCare”, then yeah…”a slow but steady uptick.”

I mean, we’ve seen over the last several days and weeks stories that (a) businesses are going to drop health care coverage for their employees because paying the fine is cheaper for them; (b) doctors are going to stop taking new Medicare and Medicaid patients, which will swell the size of emergency rooms; (c) taxes on medical supply companies are going up, which will be passed on to consumers; (d) high risk patients not being picked up in the new high risk pool; etc., etc., etc.  So yeah, why wouldn’t there be an “uptick in the popularity of health care reform”?

Good luck with that strategy in swing districts, San Fran Nan.

July 7, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, Pelosi, polls, socialism | 4 Comments

Quote of the day, “Pelosi wants full unemployment in America” edition

If economic stupidity were painful, this wench would be comatose by now.  Quote Speaker Botox, regarding federal unemployment compensation:

It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.

Oh. My.  Stars.  I don’t really need to point out the sheer, unadulterated lunacy of that statement, do I?

July 1, 2010 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, Pelosi, quote of the day | 3 Comments

Pelosi redefines “entrepreneur”

I cannot wait until this socialist moonbat wench is no longer Speaker of the House.  Quoth Speaker Botox:

We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.

Uh…yeah.  Just stop working and be a bum.  That’s the message we need to be sending, right?  Greece just called to say they think that’s a fine idea.

I thought an entrepreneur was someone who assumes a great deal of risk in order to launch a business.  Apparently, the economic illiterates in the Democrap Party see losers who sit around and strum a guitar so poorly that no one will pay to hear their pablum, all while freeloading off of society’s producers, as the real entrepreneurs.  Such ignorance goes a long way towards explaining their antipathy to real entrepreneurs in this country.

Exit question: Since the Dems already have the lazy good-for-nothing vote locked up, is Pelosi simply rallying the base here?

May 15, 2010 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, health care, Pelosi, socialism | 2 Comments