31 August 2011

Eric Holder Removes Acting ATF Director Amid Fast And Furious.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Tuesday that he’s pulling Ken Melson out of his position as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Okay. So... Melson took the bullet on this one (at least HE'S alive.) Now, how about Holder? Like, his hands are so lilly white?  Riiiiight!  Well, maybe his palms are.

And, along with Holder, you KNOW there’s a couple of more... and that makes up THE TRES AMIGOS!

As Rick Perry is so fond of saying, it ought to be, "Adios, MOFOs!"

How'd We Ever Get Along Without Him?

... by one day, I might add.

That wraps it up for me.

29 August 2011

Misunderstanding Of Obama’s Greatness Reaches New Levels.

Yeah, jobs would be nice.
You just don’t know a good thing when it comes along, America. 
TheDC’s Caroline May reports: “President Obama’s disapproval rating reached its highest level to date Sunday, according to Gallup’s daily presidential tracking poll. Based on the latest data, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. Just 38 percent of Americans say they approve of Obama’s performance as president.” 
Which just goes to show what ingrates you guys are. Come on, the guy cut short his vacation by an entire day, rolled up his sleeves, and stopped Irene single-handedly. 
What more do you want, people? Jobs? 
From mail.yahoo.com   

Hurricane Politics by Jazz Shaw 
...There were photo ops aplenty to be sure. Starting at the top, President Obama dragged himself home from the golf course to go personally sit in on emergency planning meetings. The cameras rolled as he sat, listening intently to the FEMA director with his shirt sleeves rolled up. And no… that wasn’t a metaphor. The man actually rolled up his shirt sleeves for the picture....
And in the eyes of each of them you saw the combination of fear and determination. This wasn’t about saving people from a rain storm... it was about saving political careers from a crap storm of bad PR. The underlying message in each of these endless appearances was clear. If this whole thing blows up into a huge turd that hits the fan, you’re not blaming it on me. 
It was clear that many of the executives were willing to play hardball to get this point across. On Saturday, one reporter claimed that Mayor Bloomberg had ordered New York’s Finest to issue indelible ink markers to residents who refused to evacuate, asking them to write their names and social security numbers on their arms. This, they said, was so it would be, “easier to identify you later.” Once again the message was crystal clear. If any Big Apple Denizens died, it was going to be their fault. Or their mother’s fault. Or perhaps even some rookie ambulance driver’s fault. But by God in Heaven it was not going to be Bloomberg’s fault. 
Katrina changed the country in many ways, but perhaps none so much as the way it changed our politics.... No mayor wants to be the next person to fail to clean up the city streets three days after a blizzard. It’s no longer enough to do your job. Far more important is making sure that everybody else knows you’re doing your job. 
Maybe this is a good thing. After all, we do want to ensure that we’re ready for disasters, and executives need to be on the ball. But will this also lead to vast expenditures of cash we don’t have every time the skies grow cloudy just to avoid a bad video clip running wild on You Tube?... 
I don’t know if the answer to that question is “yes” or not. But I do know that if we’re going to have one, it should probably be more important and at least as competently run as the political advisory system which devotes so many resources toward making sure that our state and federal executives don’t come off looking bad on CNN.
From hotair.com

I liked it like it was back in the good old days of the 50’s. Everybody had a bomb shelter in their back yard. If you didn’t have a bomb shelter -- prepare get a load of 00 buckshot in the face if you try to get into mine, if the time ever comes.

Bloomberg’s issuing indelible ink markers to residents who refused to evacuate was a nice touch. Frankly, he was being a lot more tolerant than I would have been. I would have told the public, “You’ve been warned. After it’s over, we’ll come in with a front-end loader and haul your carcass off to the nearest landfill. Your decision.” 

28 August 2011

It Must Be Nice To Pick And Choose.

Let’s see... the nation went for three days (Friday, 05 August until Monday, 08 August) without hearing from her leader when America’s credit rating went from AAA to AA+. The stock market was in chaos, as were the citizens.

Not a word. 

Friday evening came and went. 

Not a word. 

Okay, we’ll hear something Saturday. Everyone was SURE that we’d hear some sort of comment on Saturday. 

All day Saturday and up into the evening... nothing.

Not a word.

Well... Sunday! It’ll be Sunday! I mean, any RESPONSIBLE LEADER would come forward with SOME SORT OF RESPONSE to calm this thing down.

Nope. Not a word.

All day Sunday and up into the evening... again, nothing.

THEN, Monday, we FINALLY hear something. I use the word ‘something’ because I still haven’t figured out exactly what it was. ‘Something’ could be defined as as nothing more than a pep rally. And, not too good a one at that.

Now, all of a sudden, the headlines scream OBAMA TAKES CHARGE AT HURRICANE COMMAND CENTER!

Yep. According to news.yahoo.com “Obama returned home one night early on Friday from his island vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and appeared keen to be visibly in charge as the response to Hurricane Irene unfolds.” 

I especially like the ‘appeared keen to be visibly in charge’ line. 

I question exactly what he was in charge of at the hurricane command center. I never saw him passing out emergency supplies or ripping sheets and boiling water. 

This was another example of the Obozo administration motto put into full effect: Rahm Emanuel’s quote, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

It must be nice to pick and choose which crisis you want to address.

The Obama Tattoo Removal Kit.

One of the best analogies I’ve read about Obimbo and his ‘administration.’
Every now and again, your teenager gives in to that base temptation and does something impulsive and self-destructive.  It sets them back for a while, but you dust them off, hope they learned their lesson, and get them back on their feet.  American voters are a lot like that. 
When the Electoral College voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976, it was like dating that person who your parents anxiously warned was not a good match for you.  But, he seemed so genuine and romantic compared to that boring old Gerald Ford. 
Bill Clinton was a fire-red Pontiac Firebird with that big gold eagle painted around the supercharged SD-455 engine protruding through the hood.  The Clinton ride was flashy, fast and dangerous and got us into a lot of trouble.  We came out of it a bit disheveled, but none the worse for wear. 
Electing Barack Obama was like, let’s say, getting a face tattoo in the likeness of a Che Guevara.  Somehow over the next 20 years, we should find a way to undo it.  It will involve many painful treatments that fade the impression a little more each time.   And the sooner we begin, the better off we will be. 
Daily news reports these days are an ominous drumbeat of our sorry economic condition.  The polls are measuring the regret that America is experiencing for having elected someone to the presidency whose strongest quality is his speaking skill. 
And the President’s behavior seems to reflect those of the depressed captain of a rudderless ship, out of wind and out of ideas.  Nothing spoke louder to us than his announcing a pending job creation plan just before retreating to Martha’s Vineyard. 
We remember that it was less than three years ago that President Obama announced his initial plan for a healthy job market, ostensibly showing results by January of 2011.  Flanked by a Democratic controlled House and Democratic controlled Senate, President-Elect Obama delivered this assertion in November of 2008...
Here’s Obozo, November of 2008, in case you want raise your blood pressure level to the bursting point. Frankly, I’d rather not. When I listened to it the first time I was screaming at the TV, “HOW, you MORON?!” 

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Time would be better spent trying to figure out how to get rid of that tattoo that the ‘gullibles’ marked us with.

26 August 2011

With Obimbo In Office, Emergency Preparedness Is Essential... Even For Storms!

The Redneck Guide to Emergency Preparedness 
By: Mike Piccione (08/26/2011) 
Hurricane Irene is crawling towards the east coast of the United States. The aftermath of a hurricane kind of reminds me of what happens when you put a hungry baby in a strip bar: everyone ends up confused and no one gets what they wanted. 
Immediately after an emergency, and you have seen this time and time again, the first people to be up and running and rescuing others are the rednecks. It’s not the Harvard MBA’s that are pulling people out of flooded homes with jon boats. It’s the rednecks. 
In order to make the lofty claim that you are able to write on rednecks you have to have some redneck credentials. It took some time to find out I had redneck in me. I grew up working on farms, fishing for bullhead, the priest let me put my .22 near the front steps of the church so I didn’t have to waste time going back home to get it after services. To me all this was normal. It’s what kids did. 
Then my self-actualizing redneck awaking occurred. I was a young Marine, living is South Carolina and I was transferred to the Pentagon in Washington DC. When I arrived I rented a room in Arlington, VA with a house full of city folk. One day I was out of food and traffic was so bad I didn’t want to take two hours to get to a grocery store and back just for something to eat.  So instead of going to the store, I grabbed my pellet gun, put 10 pumps into it and went outside to the street and shot a squirrel. Dressed it on the spot and a few minutes later it was frying in a pan. That’s when the city folk roommates explained to me that what I just done qualified me as redneck. At least I had dinner. 
When it hits the fan and there is trouble a redneck will always come out on top of the situation. What is their secret? Preparedness. And this is how they do it…  
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When it hits the fan, I'm sure glad we have rednecks in the U.S.! With all the money we’re throwing at the rest of the world (plus Moochelle's trips to... EVERYWHERE,) there sure won’t be any left for OUR aid. We’re gonna HAVE to depend on rednecks to haul our ass out! 

25 August 2011

Dog Mourns At Casket Of Fallen Navy SEAL.

Labrador retriever Hawkeye lies down with a sigh at funeral of his owner. 
Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in a coffin, draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind. 
Tumilson’s Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson’s casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to the casket at the beginning of the service and then dropped down with a heaving sigh as about 1,500 mourners witnessed a dog accompanying his master until the end, reported CBS. 
The photo was snapped by Tumilson’s cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and posted on her Facebook page in memory of the San Diego resident. Tumilson, 35, was one of 30 American troops, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when a Taliban insurgent shot down a Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 6. 
“I felt compelled to take one photo to share with family members that couldn’t make it or couldn’t see what I could from the aisle,” Pembleton wrote on her Facebook page. “To say that he was an amazing man doesn’t do him justice. The loss of Jon to his family, military family and friends is immeasurable.’’ 
Hawkeye was such a huge part of Tumilson’s life that Tumilson’s family followed the dog down the aisle as they entered the service in front of a capacity crowd in the gymnasium at the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School. Hawkeye then followed Tumilson’s good friend, Scott Nichols, as Nichols approached the stage to give a speech. As Nichols prepared to memorialize his friend, Hawkeye dutifully laid down near the casket. 
As for Hawkeye, the loyal Labrador will now be owned by Nichols, Tumilson’s friend. 
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Obama Blames DC Earthquake On Bush’s Fault.

(Paid for by JimmyCarter08.com) 

East Coast earthquake rocks nation’s capitol, halting dollar printing presses 
A 5.9-strong earthquake rocked the East Coast ..., with aftershocks felt from New York to Florida. Official buildings throughout Washington D.C. were evacuated, emptying the nation’s capitol of bureaucrats and causing a momentary but notable economic stimulus to be felt across the nation, dwarfing the aftershocks of the quake itself. 
At the Federal Reserve, the massive printing presses that churn out an endless stream of bailout money shuddered to a halt, causing a pause in food inflation but panicking bailout recipients who are now completely dependent on government money for their existence. Meanwhile at the Pentagon, internal emails revealed a flurry of questions asking for any intelligence on whether the earthquake was an "act of terrorism" and if so, could Mother Nature be arrested under the Patriot Act and held in Guantanamo Bay?
The real shockwaves of the day, however, were felt economically as runaway debt spending under the Obama administration racked up $3 million per minute, meaning the three-minute earthquake cost the nation $9 million in clock time, not even counting any actual damage. Under Obama’s leadership, the national debt has increased by $4 trillion -- a number that should measure 9.0 on the Richter scale of runaway debt, if anyone were actually paying attention.
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How bad is Obimbo's approval rating? So low that America is seriously considering Mitt Romney.

24 August 2011

Marine Stuns Crowd At Tea Party.

I make NO apologies to anyone. OUR national anthem and OUR flag STILL bring a tear to this old Marine's eyes.

Semper Fi.

23 August 2011

God, Guns And Guts Made America.

All illustrations were added and are not found in the original commentary by Mr. Norris. Original post can be found on www.wnd.com

Obama smuggling guns and registering yours. 
President Obama wants you to believe America’s founders were in error when they gave citizens the right to bear arms. 
Based upon those illegalities, my friend and the NRA EVP and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, disclosed on Fox News recently that the NRA filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, or BATFE, to issue an injunction barring enforcement of the rule. And with NRA support, the U.S. House has also voted to withhold funding for the enforcement of the new regulation.
As LaPierre wrote in his weekly commentary last week, “The cartels run a $40 billion industry … and the [Obama] administration wants the public to believe that it’s going to disarm cartels with a form? Who is the president kidding?”
Doesn’t Obama know that restricting the right to bear arms primarily ties the hands of good guys, while the bad guys purchase them from a host of other illegal sources? And what part of “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment do the feds not understand?
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the Justice Department will “vigorously oppose” the NRA lawsuit.
The facts are, as Wayne LaPierre points out, that cartels get their machine guns, grenades, missile launchers and tanks from Central and South America, Russia, China, international black markets and defections from the Mexican army. State Department cables, released by WikiLeaks, support those facts.
On the one hand, Fox News reported that, in 2009-10, more than 20,000 guns recovered in Mexico came from U.S. manufacturers. On the other hand, 75 percent of guns submitted to the U.S. could not be traced to a licensed gun store. But there is one place more than 2,000 crime guns could be traced: the federal government.
The winner of the largest-American-supplier-of-guns-to-Mexico award is actually the Obama administration via the Fast and Furious program -- a botched, foiled and disastrous sting operation by the agency’s Phoenix division to uncover a large network of cartel-linked gunrunners. During 2009-2011, through Operation Fast & Furious, the ATF facilitated the sale of 2,020 firearms to suspected smugglers over 15 months!
Among the tragic consequences was the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, gunned down in the Arizona desert last December. Two AK-47 semi-automatic rifles found at the scene traced directly to the Fast & Furious sting.
To add insult to injury, the ATF recently promoted three key supervisors of the Fast and Furious sting operation, who allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico, to new management jobs in Washington!
The truth is that the Obama administration is involved right now in a monumental cover-up regarding its criminal activity to hand over thousands of firearms to gun runners and smugglers. And to duck and dodge their responsibility of those illegalities by now coming across as the vanguard of gun control by cracking down on the sales of two guns sold to Americans at one time is preposterous hypocrisy.
Moreover, to unilaterally mandate this new federal rule so close to the Fast and Furious debacle is more than coincidental, especially in light of the fact that the administration tabled the proposed regulation in January of this year because it was “not an emergency.” The only thing that has changed is the embarrassing revelation of the ATF disaster.
God, guns and guts made America. Let’s keep all three.

21 August 2011

Their Guy... Our 'Guy.'

This has been around for awhile. But, I want to thank JB for sending it to me. 

It illustrates a point that needs to be made. If you think Russia is no longer a threat, you may want to reconsider that thought.

Vladimir Putin spent 17 years with the Soviet KGB. He didn’t get to where he is today by helping little old ladies across the street. On Putin’s watch, during his KGB days and after, a LOT of people are spending their time in Siberia (if they’re lucky) or have come up dead or missing. Communism in Russia may be history; but the gosbezopasnost (the Kremlin’s political police) has taken over the Kremlin itself, and a gang of over 6,000 former KGB officers are now running the country. I guess you know what that means.

During a press interview with President Putin, a reporter referred to his career as an ex KGB agent, Putin laughed and said there is no such a thing as an ex KGB, “Once KGB always KGB.” (Something about that quote rings a bell with me.) 

There are a WHOLE LOT of ‘Vladimir Putins’ out there. I just use him as an example because there are others that come from different races, different cultures and different countries and they all have one objective in mind -- bootheels on the neck of America.

This is life, folks, and only the strong survive. Or, only the strong survive along with the well-heeled... as long as the money holds out. The ONLY thing that I’ve known that ever insured peace was having superior fire-power. 

Look at the pictures and compare the men (well, at least one of them is a man) and tell me which one is going to win in a hand-to-hand combat situation. Look at the pictures and compare them as if they were America and some other foreign power(s). The pictures become not so humorous, but scary, huh?

If Not The Tea Party, Who; If Not Now, When?

Everything in my military mind tells me that the Tea Party has no intention of becoming a third political party. At least, I hope not! This would all but guarantee that Obimbo (or, someone like him) would continue to reign -- or, rain -- over America.

What the Tea Party HAS DONE is to wake us up -- hopefully.

Will it never end?! 
You would think that in an off election year, the onslaught of media attacks against the Tea Party would have subsided. Instead, they’ve picked up steam. Just this week, the stalwart mouthpiece for liberalism in America, The New York Times, published an article titled "Crashing the Tea Party.” The article was meant to serve a dual purpose:  to discredit the Tea Party as just an unpopular wing of the Republican Party, and for the two authors to hawk their book that bashes Conservative values.

It’s a free country, and they certainly have every right to sell their book to the left-wing radicals who regularly read The New York Times. But these attacks against the Tea Party are the only tools liberals have left in their belts to combat us!
Now, for the good part!
Attorneys have a saying:  when the facts are against you, argue the law; when the law is against you, argue the facts; and when they’re both against you, call the other guy names. Liberals in this country have adapted that perfectly to the political forum! 
They lose on the facts -- when Obama took control of Congress, the average gas price in this country was $1.79. Now it’s $3.59. In January 2009, the unemployment rate was 7.6%. Now it’s 9.2%. And the national debt was at about $10.7 trillion when Obama took office. Today, it’s $14.6 trillion. The facts have spoken, and the liberal agenda is wreaking havoc on this country’s economy!
When the DemocRATS took control of Congress DURING THE FINAL YEARS THAT BUSH WAS IN OFFICE, it was like letting a bunch of teenage girls out at the mall with unlimited access to their daddies’ credit cards. It’s been that way ever since.
They also lose on the law: this country was founded on the US Constitution, yet Barack Obama and his liberal allies continue to disregard the Constitution and its principles. Obama has sent US troops on an extended mission to Libya without Congressional approval, he forced his unconstitutional healthcare scheme through Congress, and he continually runs around the Conservatives in Congress on things like “Fast and Furious” and immigration enforcement. Liberals lose on the law as well. 
So where does that leave us? They call us names!

This New York Times piece is just the most recent in a long line of attacks against you and the rest of the Tea Party movement. We’re not racists, hate-mongerers, or hobbits, but that won’t stop those who are losing the argument from trying to undermine us! 

This is why we’re launching our “We are the Tea Party” PR campaign. Between John Kerry telling us we don’t deserve a right to have our voices heard, John McCain calling us hobbits, and The New York Times saying we’re nothing but a divisive, unpopular wing of the Republican Party, we’ve been attacked from every angle!
  If we fail to expose the distortions being spread about who we are, we’ll be unable to recruit new patriots to our cause. In politics, a movement that is not growing, is dying.

America cannot afford to lose the only voice of sanity in politics -- the Tea Party!
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“A divisive, unpopular wing of the Republican Party?” Yeah, I guess you could call them that, if you’re the one who has been sent to DC to do a man’s job and then weenie out. 

If not the Tea Party, just WHO will hold these politicians accountable? And, if it’s not NOW, we won’t have to worry about WHEN.

19 August 2011

New York Times Bestseller!

From The ‘Take It For What It’s Worth’ Department.

ABC’s Avila: Rick Perry ‘Does Not Care’ About Science, Has ‘Close Relationship’ with Guns 
According to Good Morning America’s Jim Avila, Rick Perry “does not care” about the “overwhelming scientific evidence” of global warming. The ABC reporter on Thursday offered a hostile, condescending take on the Texas Governor.
According to the ABC journalist, "Unmistakably Texan, unabashedly conservative, Governor Rick Perry does not care about the overwhelming scientific evidence that global warming is largely produced by humans burning fossil fuels." 

It’s just ‘more of the same’ from the Lame Stream Media. As far as reading matter, it could have gone to the bottom of the pile. Caught your attention, though, didn’t I?

I would like to point out that Avila called Perry, “A theatrical campaigner, a natural performer who was a Yale captain at Texas A&M. ...” For the record: A&M has YELL Leaders (YALE was the alma mater of Bush 2) and A&M doesn’t have a Yell CAPTAIN; Texas A&M has Yell LEADERS with one HEAD Yell Leader.

Also, according to Avila, Perry once finished a tough interview with a harsh, “Adios, mofo.”

I LIKE THAT!  So, to Avila, ADIOS, MOFO!

Rick Perry Has Some Explaining to Do 
I’ve often been told that you can accurately judge a person by the friends that they keep. Using this premise, let’s take a look at some of the friends Presidential GOP candidate Gov. Rick Perry has kept and still keeps. 
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan had already served his two terms as President and was ineligible to run again. The Republican Party ran then Vice-president George H.W. Bush after a hard fought primary campaign against Senator Bob Dole. The top Democratic candidates included Gov. Michael Dukakis, Sen. Al Gore and Rep. Dick Gephardt among others. At the time of the 1988 campaign, then Democratic Rep from Texas Rick Perry served as the Texas campaign head for Al Gore. After Bush handily defeated Dukakis for the White House, Perry switched parties and became a Republican in 1989, but still kept ties with Democrat Al Gore -- inventor of the internet and crusader for a one-world economy and government. 
In 1999, Perry became Lieutenant Governor of Texas and Governor in 2000. As Texas’s governor, Perry has openly courted relations with a number of Islamic leaders. 
One of Perry’s friends with Aga Khan, the multimillionaire head of the Shi’ite sect of Islam known as the Ismailis. As governor, Perry has used his association with Khan and other Ismailis leaders to establish cooperative programs with them and the state of Texas, including an education program to help teach children that Ismailis Muslims are peace loving people. 
Perry has also been known to be friends with Grover Norquist. Norquist is married to a Palestinian wife who is the director of communications for Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute. He has been on the Islamic payroll before and after 9/11. Just fifteen days after the 9/11 attack on the US, Norquist arranged for President Bush to meet with fifteen Islamic leaders who were supposedly rejecting violence and terrorism. However, a number of those Islamic leaders have been supportive of Hamas, Hezb’allah and the Palestinian cause to eliminate Israel from existing as a nation and who have called for the destruction of all those nations who support Israel, including the US.

Usually, I like this site -- godfatherpolitics.com. The above (and there’s a lot more to it) left me asking, "Huh?" With the ‘Huh’ in mind, I found this post that replies to all the negatives brought up in the article and this guy has done his homework! It’s a long read, but he has it broken down so that you can choose any topic you want to know more about. He tells it like what I’ve always preached -- and he has the proof. I especially liked the one that explains how Texas went from Democrat to Republican and why.

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But, for today, I’ll have to tell godfatherpolitics.com, “Adios, mofo.”

17 August 2011

In The News (Some More!)

Right after I get back from my vacation.
On Day 938 of his presidency, Obama says he’ll have a jobs plan in a month or so 
OK, let’s see if we can sort out this White House jobs package hocus-pocus because President Obama is counting on us not to. And no one wants to fail to disappoint him: 
Last winter in his State of the Union address, oblivious to the gathering storm over the nation’s national debt, the Democrat proposed massive new spending and loan programs -- he calls it investments -- to extend unemployment benefits and payroll tax cuts and to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and other union-made infrastructure kinds of stuff. He had a plan he would share soon. 
When in trouble, give a speech. Say, early September. Before all this Rick Perry 40% of the nation’s jobs come from Texas stuff really gets going.

The president has mentioned the plan often, despite widespread skepticism due to the lack of stimulus that came from spending $787 billion in stimulus money that was for sure going to hold national unemployment at 8%, but it’s now 9.1%. 
So, perhaps another such plan might work. 
On his 938th day in office President Obama also said he would soon have a completed jobs plan. Maybe early fall, something like that. And he complained, “We could do even more if Congress is willing to get in the game.” 

Tomorrow with all this heavy work in his rear-view mirror, the president is scheduled to join his family on Martha’s Vineyard for a nine-day vacation. 

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White House claims Obama’s bus tour is presidential, so taxpayers will fund it 
Somehow, from somewhere, a bright political strategist on the president’s reelection team has come up with the idea of sending Obama out in a bus on Midwestern roads in two weeks, just like real Americans, or real Americans who can still afford a short summer road trip. 
The spectacle of a passing politician’s bus and waving citizens provides grand visuals for TV during the usually slow summer news days. The president of the United States might even happen upon a curbside lemonade stand operated by surprised children who deserve the kind of future he has in mind for all Americans. And more of that. 
Not so good visuals of the trailing motorcade of press buses, Secret Service SUVs, SWAT team vans and communications cars. Nor the angry motorists stalled nearby because the highway and every on- and off-ramp (that) has been closed by uniformed motorcyclists... . 
Anyway, because the bus trip is so clearly presidential, America’s taxpayers will be footing the bill for the non-political, three-day Obama odyssey through politically important Midwestern battleground states. 
After all, taxpayers covered all the costs of Sarah Palin’s successful One Nation bus tour back in June. Oh, wait. No, they didn’t. Her political action committee paid for that. 
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More “shovel ready projects” in the making?
Obama v2.0: Now with More Government, More Red Tape, More Entitlements 
As the Trillion Dollar Man rides down the road in his million dollar bus passing by signs that say “Your Stimulus Dollars at Work,” the outlines of Obama’s presidential reelection campaign have already become apparent. 
Spend. More. Money. 
Practically every big government program that Obama has tried has failed to deliver the results that the president’s economic team projected. 
As Obama said: Those shovel ready projects included in the stimulus spending binge weren’t quite as shovel ready as they thought. Or as his critics have said: If they were shovel ready, it was only because they were so rotten they needed to be buried quickly. 
Taking their cues from the mid-term election that saw Obama’s team lose control of the House on dissatisfaction with the growth of government, they slimmed down, huddled up and came out with a new plan. 
Ready for it? 
More government, bigger spending, more entitlements. 
Ta da! 
Let’s see: We started out with the government doing 50 percent of the mortgages and that failed; so we tried letting them do 95 percent of the mortgages and that’s failed. 
It’s kind of like when Joseph Stalin stopped the Kulaks from competing with the collective farms because the Kulaks’ higher production made the collectives look bad. 
So there was an epic famine. The death of 7,000,000 people is a small price for farm fresh produce grown on a collectivized farm. 
 Peas anyone? 
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Okay. Now I’m REALLY gonna heave!
Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln 
President Barack Obama said yesterday in Decorah, Iowa, that he absorbs more political criticism than Abraham Lincoln, the assassinated 16th U.S. president, attracted from his Civil War critics. 
The comment came during a question-and-answer session where one invited audience member asked Obama how he deals with his congressional critics in the GOP. “The Congress doesn’t seem to be a good partner. You said so yourself, they’re more interested in seeing you lose than [seeing] the country win,” the questioner lamented. 
“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.” 
The comparison “is hysterical … that is really laughable in many respects,” said Alvin Felzenberg, the author of a book on American presidents. “You couldn’t print things today they said about Lincoln.” Felzenberg teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and was the chief spokesman for the 9/11 Commission. 
Even though he was repeatedly snubbed and insulted by both Democrats and Republicans, “Lincoln had this amazing capacity for open-mindedness,” Foner explained. “He wanted criticism. He invited critics into the White House … I don’t think Obama does.” 
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So much incompetency...
So little time to write about it all. 

15 August 2011

In The News!

Imagine that.
Tax Fraud Suspected in Obama Land Deal 
The “buffer zone” parcel at the Obama family mansion in Chicago’s upscale Kenwood neighborhood purchased by the wife of convicted felon Tony Rezko was transferred to Barack and Michelle Obama without ever being assessed or taxed, in apparent violation of Illinois law, according to a debt-collection expert.
“The Cook County Assessor’s Office told me that there is no record of any tax assessment having been done on this transfer of the buffer zone property into a Northern Trust Co. Deed in Trust,” Albert Hendershot told WND.
Hendershot, president and owner of Innovative Portfolio Recovery Inc, a debt collection and skip tracing company based in Birmingham, Ala., noted the buffer zone “does not have an address attached to it, which is probably how the assessment and tax were avoided.”
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Still Incompetent.
Harry Reid Expects Tea Party to Fade Away 
Can Harry Reid wait out the Tea Party? 
The Senate majority leader seems to think so. 
Reid sat down with more than 30 Review-Journal staffers Friday afternoon for an hour-long Q&A session at the newspaper’s offices. The bulk of the back and forth was dedicated to federal spending and how Congress might tame exploding budget deficits.
Reid blamed everything that ails Washington and the nation on Republicans. He slammed the GOP for its refusal to go along with tax increases as part of this month’s debt-ceiling deal, saying hard-core fiscal conservatives are making it impossible to strike a long-term deal that slows the growth of the national debt. 
“(Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell has done a good job bringing the country to a standstill,” Reid said.

Mercifully, no one on the Review-Journal staff asked Reid about green energy. 

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Is this his approval rating or his IQ?
Obama Hits 39%, But Worst May Still Lie Ahead 
There it was: 39 percent. Floor broke. Threshold crossed. The close of Barack Obama’s awful week. One more awful August. On Sunday, for the first time of his presidency, Obama’s public approval rating dipped below 40 percent in the Gallup Poll. 
Now polls are like life. The older one becomes, the less remarkable the ebbs and flows become. Or the longer the trend line, the smaller the blips seem. But some poll numbers capture more. Gallup has an innate symbolism. As gold standards do. And 39 percent is emblematic of that oldest incumbent problem: selling hard times.
The poll bookends an historically bad week. The atmospherics presidents dread. There is the mercurial stock market, trending more down than up. Last week, consumer sentiment hit its lowest point since the dusk of Jimmy Carter’s presidency. 
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14 August 2011

Headlines For The Day.

Well, can we carry Q-tips?
Gun And Baseball Bat Control In Great Britain

My June 19, 2011 post, 'Don’t Count On The Hispanic Vote, Obimbo!' eluded to this. Don't go getting your hopes up that you're going to be the guest of honor at the next Cinco de Mayo party, Obimbo. They may use a likeness of your HEAD as a PINANTA, though.
Obama Rallying Latinos To Go After Republicans For His Failures

Oh, NO! When did this happen?!
American Consumers Have Lost Faith In Obamanomics

Does Rick realize that Al Gore may cool their friendship? (No pun intended... Okay, so there was.)
Perry: 'Global Warming A Phony Mess'

In Memory.