Saturday, December 31, 2011

First Lady Solicits $3 contributions for Obama Campaign

Wearing $2000 sun dress
Hawaii, Dec 31, 2011. First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking from her lavish $4 million vacation and wearing her new $2,000 sun dress is asking her husband's supporters to donate $3 each for his reelection campaign.

Mrs. Obama’s request was part of an email sent to the "Obama 2012" list today:

"Over the next 11 months we’ve got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.

I hope you’ll close out this year by donating $3 or more now to help make sure we’re ready for the next one . . .

Thank you so much, and happy new year,

  P.S.—Also, when you donate today, you are automatically entered for a chance to be one of three supporters to have dinner with Barack and me."

 It seems odd that the first lady, who is on a $4 million taxpayer funded vacation, is asking middle to low income earners for three dollars. This is hardly what one might call "shared sacrifice."

Mrs. Obama takes extravagant vacations to Spain, Martha's Vinyard, Ireland, Vail, India, Hawaii and South Africa. And that was just this year! Mr. Obama plays golf constantly and is currently dining at Honolulu’s finest restaurants.

Working hard stimulating the Hawaiian economy
And all the while they are asking their fellow Americans to “sacrifice a little more” during this time of severe economic crisis at home.

But notice the postscript on her email. If you donate today you will be automatically entered in a drawing and you could win one of three chances to have "dinner with Barack and me!"

Guess who will be paying for that one? Yep. You guessed it, the taxpayers will foot the bill again!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Congressman Frank Shows off New Breast Implants

Washington DC, Dec 30, 2011. Retiring  Congressman Barney Frank, D-MA,  recently came to  the floor of the House to show fellow Congressmen his new enhanced figure.

He spoke on behalf of men across America who want bigger breasts but fear that they will be ridiculed by other men for having larger and fuller breasts.

"The estrogen pills just didn't do enough. I wanted some nice sized large size implants. Some nice hooters I could be proud of" Representative Frank told us.

The Congressman came dressed in a form fitting but tasteful light blue tee shirt, with his jacket draped over his shoulders for modesty. He delivered a powerful speech that advocated equal rights for men to have large shapely breasts, and not only just women.

"These two babies cost me absolutely nothing. The taxpayers picked up the tab, thanks to the generous healthcare plan we have for Congress. I want every American man who wants bigger breasts to have the same kind of healthcare that I get."

Recent photo taken at his Fire Island retreat
Frank vowed to fight against the hatred and bigotry that some people have against men with large breasts.

"Make no mistake about it, this is a civil rights issue. Men who want larger breasts should have them, and any negative comments should be considered a hate crime," the Congressman told us.

At the right is a more revealing photo of Congressman Frank topless at his Fire Island retreat. "It's wonderful not to have to wear padded bras anymore. They look and feel just like the real thing. I'm really glad I got them done when I did," he went on to say.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

President Obama says "I need another $1.2 trillion"

"I need more cash. Lots of cash. And make it snappy."
Washington DC, Dec 27, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government's debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.

The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.

The debt is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30, when the United States has $82 billion in interest on its debt and payments such as Social Security coming due. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for authority to increase the borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, part of the spending authority that was negotiated between Congress and the White House this summer.

Under the agreement struck in August during the showdown over the government's debt limit, the cap is automatically raised unless Congress votes to block the debt-ceiling extension. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote, which is largely symbolic because the president can veto it and Congress would be unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override it. Moreover, the U.S. House of Representatives also is in recess until January 17.

The deal called for raising the debt ceiling by $2.1 trillion to serve the nation's borrowing needs into 2013 and also included mandatory cuts to the federal budget deficit.

Since then, the extension has been increased twice by a total of $900 billion.

The debt limit currently stands at $15.2 trillion and would increase to $16.4 trillion with the request.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gun Dealer Group Endorses Obama Reelection

AAFD President Henry Stephenson
St. Louis, Dec 24, 2011. The American Association of Firearms Dealers (AAFD) has officially endorsed President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, for reelection.

The AAFD is a trade association made up of firearms manufacturers and retail dealers.

According to AAFD President Henry L. Stephenson, speaking from his St. Louis headquarters, told us:

"Obama is the best thing that ever happened to the firearms industry. The last three years have been record years for our sales, thanks to widespread fears that President Obama will eventually ban the private ownership of firearms."
Since Obama was elected in 2008, guns and ammunition have been flying off the shelves.  An article in Bloomberg News discussed this phenomenon, author Joshua Green wrote: 
"The government doesn’t track individual sales. But the FBI criminal background check required to purchase a gun is considered a reasonable proxy, and these have hit record numbers each year Obama has been in office. This year, they’re on track to surpass 15 million for the first time."
In addition to the record number of requests for gun licenses, gun manufactures have realized a precipitous growth in revenue. 

Take for instance Strum Ruger whose stock price has risen more than 400 percent since Obama was elected.  Gold, on the other hand, has only risen 113 percent.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

President Says He's "Fourth Best President In History"

"They can't touch me!"
NYC, Dec 21, 2011. In a shocking display of arrogance and narcissism, President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, declared that he was "the fourth best president in American history" during a taped interview for the TV news program 60 Minutes last week.

Fortunately, CBS had the good sense to edit his brass statement out of their show to prevent embarrassment for the President.

Specifically, President Obama claimed that his legislative and foreign policy accomplishments top all but three former presidents.

President Obama listed the Presidents who were better than him as "Lincoln, LBJ, and FDR" which will probably come as quite a shock to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, JFK, and even Bill Clinton.
"I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history." - Barack Hussein Obama.
"You've gotta be kidding!"
Notice, the President said "with the possible exception" which means he might even be higher than fourth best. I suppose it depends on whether he can get all the tax increases he wants.

While President Obama seems to have a very high opinion of his job performance, a majority of voters don't share that view.

The latest Rasmussen Poll tells us that only 21% strongly approve of his job performance and 39% strongly disapprove, giving him a -18% rating. Also, 73% of Americans say the country is going in the "wrong direction."

The President's only, and dubious, accomplishment "National Healthcare" is also unwanted by a majority of the voters. Also according to Rasmussen's poll, 55% of likely voters asked said it should be repealed. 

"I actually had a budget surplus!"
President Obama has set new records for unemployment, food stamp use, and the percent of Americans living below the poverty level, while simultaneously adding $5 trillion to the national debt in just three years due to his wasteful deficit spending plan.

Is this starting to look like presidential greatness to you?

Even Jimmy Carter's failed presidency is starting to look good, when compared to the poor results Barack Obama has gotten with his economic and foreign policy initiatives.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Global Warming Hoax Revisited

When the global warming special interest groups realized that the world wasn't getting warmer, but colder, they solved the problem by changing the name of their hoax to "global climate change."

This way, their theory was validated any time the weather changed. And it totally avoids the embarrassment of holding global warming conferences when it is 12 degrees Fahrenheit in NYC in January.

And this sort of climate change happens with regularity four times a year. We call it "the seasons.

Once you change the emphasis from "warming" to "OMG... the weather changed!" then you can never be wrong. Changing the name of their crusade was a much better method than their previous strategy.... namely "faking the data."

Smart move..... if you ask me.

The truth is the global climate has changed for the entirety of the earth's history, and will continue to change for the rest of time.  Change produces stress on the plants and animals on the earth and results in evolution. Without change, we have stagnation.

"Global Stasis" is something we have never had, and something that could be catastrophic for the planet. It's ironic that the same people who embrace "hope and change" for everything else, also stubbornly refuse to allow the earth to change in any way.

"Carbon Credits make an ideal Christmas gift. Order yours now"
The theory behind the global climate change hoax seems to be "even though the world's climate has changed radically for the last 4.6 billion years, we feel it must stay exactly like it was on April 22, 1970. Because that was the first Earth Day, and is holy in our religion."

It doesn't matter that the world was considerably warmer 900 years ago. They want the same exact climate we had on April 22, 1970.

This will somehow benefit us all. And we all can help this process along by buying carbon credits from Nobel Prize winner Albert Gore Jr.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sad News: World's Best Golfer Dead at 69

Kim ponders whether to use a 7 iron or a 9 iron
Pyongyang, Dec 19, 2011. Brutal Marxist Dictator and North Korean Golf legend Kim Jong Il has passed at age 69 due to fatigue and strain.

While many people were aware of his being the dictator of North Korea, not many outsiders were aware of his prowess playing golf.

Back in 1994, the Dear Leader set a record that is likely to stand forever. Playing his very first round of golf on Pyongyang's regulation PGA-style 18-hole course, Kim Jong Il scored 11 holes-in-one while scoring 38 strokes under par for the game.

Seventeen of his bodyguards were on hand to witness and verify the score.

This was seventeen years ago, when Kim was 52 years old. Even more impressive, Kim stood just 5-foot-3, yet he was able to overpower a course as long as any ever played in major championship history. Who knows how good Kim could have been if he had taken up the sport earlier? Who knows how many times he bested 38 under in the 17 years since his first round?

Kim Jong Eun - "Dear Little Fatboy"
Kim's simple approach to the game that will be his enduring legacy. While other great golfers have written books full of tips, tricks and swing thoughts, Kim had the best approach to conquering the sport of golf: Have your national propaganda department lie for you.

Sadly, the golfing world outside of North Korea has yet to accept this historic round of golf as legitimate.

North Korea has announced that the official funeral for Kim will be held on December 28. Heir apparent, his 28 year old son Kim Jong-eun has been named as the head of the funeral committee.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Republicans Stop Ban of Incandescent Light Bulb

Costs $7, but lasts 3 times longer
Washington DC, Dec 16, 2011. Congressional Republicans struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.

That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.

Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration from carrying through a 2007 law that would have banned the traditional light bulb.

This was a rare act of common sense by our Congress, as the existing law would have required you to replace your 25 cent incandescent bulbs with $7.00 "low energy" compact fluorescent bulbs. The fluorescent bulb would last three times longer, but cost twenty-eight times more, and was said to be better for the environment, despite using dangerous materials that are hard to recycle.

The spending bill doesn’t actually amend the 2007 law, but does prohibit the administration from spending any money to carry out the light bulb standards — which amounts to at least a temporary reprieve.

The spending bill is full of similar provisions that are included year after year to restrict what administrations can do.

25 cents. Works perfectly
Among the other policy riders attached to the bill is a requirement that all new federal employees be run through E-Verify, the voluntary government system for checking to see if employees are authorized to work in the U.S.; restrictions on the administration transferring suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the U.S.; and a ban on the District of Columbia using government money to pay for abortions.

As would be expected, all tree huggers and environmental extremists are upset about this policy change.

Also the makers of these expensive compact flourescent bulbs, GE and Sylvania, are furious since they donated heavily to the Obama reelection campaign in expectation of the Democrats making the more profitable bulbs mandatory.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

President Obama Losing Support of Young Voters

Obama Youth Members and the President
Washington DC, Dec 15, 2011. President Barck Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is losing support within a key part of his 2008 election coalition: The youngest voters.

While the president still carries this group, his approval of  has fallen to 46% among 18-29 year-olds,, according to a new poll from Harvard University

Now remember, President Obama carried this group by 66% to 32% in the 2008 election. This means he is "minus 20 points" with this crucial voting group.

The Harvard survey of 2,028 young voters was taken from Nov. 23-Dec. 3, and showed that 51% disapproved of the job the president was doing. Obama's approval was down 9 percentage points since Harvard's last survey of this age group in February.

Obama's biggest drop this year was among young Hispanics and college students. Only 35% of white 18-29 year olds approve of the president's job performance; 83% of blacks and 52% of Hispanics did. Obama won 18-29 year-olds by more than 2-1 over Republican John McCain in 2008.

The young have been hit especially hard during Obama’s term. The unemployment rate for those 20 to 24 is at 14 percent, five points above the national average. And the percent of young voters identifying as Democratic has dropped eight points since 2008.

You could make a very strong case that the 18-29 year olds provided Obama with the margin of victory in 2008.

In 2008 Mr. Obama won the 18-to-29 age group by the largest margin by any presidential candidate among any age group in any election since 1972. By contrast, Mr. Obama was even with Sen. John McCain among voters aged 45 to 64, and lost among those 65 and over. Moreover, those younger voters made up an unusually large 18 percent of the electorate.

During the 2010 midterms, the youth vote dropped to 11 percent of the electorate, support for Democrats dropped to 57 percent, and the GOP took control of the House.

The Harvard survey, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points, had other important key findings:

Obama was the overwhelming choice of young voters in 2008
  • Only 12% think the country is going in the right direction, down 8 points since February, and down 25 points since November 2009.
  • Approval of Obama's handling of the economy is at 32%, down 10 points since February. And 20% of the 18-29 year-olds surveyed said they were looking for work.
  • Younger Americans are cool to both the Tea Party (11% approval) and the Occupy Wall Street movements (21%).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Justice Kagan Recuses Herself from Arizona Case

Associate Justice Elena Kagan
Washington DC, Dec 12, 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will take the case of Arizona’s tough immigration crackdown law.

The case pits Arizona against the Obama administration, which sued and won court orders blocking most of the law at both the district and appeals court levels.

Arizona’s law has encouraged similar laws in other states, and most of them have also seen their key provisions blocked by court challenges from the administration.

The issue is whether Arizona’s intent to allow state and local police the power to check the immigration status of persons they encounter during their duties, such as traffic stop, infringes on federal responsibility to enforce federal laws.

In its notice, the court said Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself from the decision to take the case. Justice Kagan has come under fire for not recusing herself from the decision to hear challenges to the new health care law. It is very likely that Kagan recused herself from this case, to provide political cover for herself when she refuses to recuse herself in the National Healthcare case.

She was Mr. Obama’s solicitor general from March 2009 up through May 2010, though she stopped taking part in cases in March 2010 so she would preserve her ability to hear them as a justice. The health care law was signed in March 2010. Arizona’s immigration law passed in April 2010.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, whose signature on the law turned her into a national leader on immigration issues, said she expects the court will uphold the right of states to take action where the federal government has failed.

“Arizona has been more than patient waiting for Washington to secure the border,” she said. “Decades of federal inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation, and states deserve clarity from the Court in terms of what role they have in fighting illegal immigration.”

Friday, December 9, 2011

Opinion: The Progressive Fallacy

The Occupy Movement seems to be developing their central theme, and it has something to do with protesting the general unfairness of life.We now see demands for the redistribution of wealth. To make things "fair for everyone."

Even if everyone had equal opportunity, and were given equal wealth, equal housing, equal healthcare, and even if we gave them equal college degrees.... people are still different.

People have different skills.
People have different values.
People have different talents.
People have different work ethics.
People have different preferences.
People have different levels of intelligence and common sense.

You simply cannot "equally distribute" or socialize human nature.

The smarter people, and the people with the most skills, and the ones willing to work the hardest will rise to the top. The rest will settle towards the bottom.

Even Finland has a wealthy class, despite all efforts to equalize their society.

The best doctors will always earn more than the mediocre ones.
The best athletes will always earn more.
The best entertainers will always earn more.

Human nature is such that people who get free government medical care will pay their own money to get better private medical care if they have the means to do so. They will enroll their children in better private schools, even if they have to work two jobs to do it.

I suppose if you try hard enough you could redistribute wealth. But then you would have to do it again every ten years, because the smarter people would get richer, and the dumber people would get poorer. This can't be a one shot deal. And then you would have to keep redistibuting wealth at regular intervals for the rest of time.

Eventually, the people who work the hardest will stop working so hard once they realize the aren't being allowed to keep the fruits of their labor.  

Generous with Daddy's money! She never earned a cent.
This is precisely why Soviet farmers would only grow enough food to feed their families. Why work harder, only to have the government confiscate it and give it to others who didn't work at all?

Even if you could redistribute all the wealth, you cannot redistribute talent or brains or attitude. It just cannot be done. It simply will not work.

So, once again the progressives have come up with another self defeating idea. Another strategy that cannot work in the real world. Just like their dream of a socialist utopia failed every place it was every tried, this bad idea will fail too.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

As Expected, the CPUSA endorses Obama in 2012

Washington DC, Nov 8, 2011. For the second presidential election cycle in a row, the Communist Party USA has endorsed Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, as their top choice for President in 2012.

While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid.

In an article last week at People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, Webb said:
"Millions who have to be at the core of this party still operate under the umbrella of the Democratic Party, albeit increasingly in an independent fashion."
Webb said that for communists there are major differences between Democrats and Republicans. He urged his supporters to continue to back the Democrats.
Wrote Webb: "Neither party is anti-capitalist, but they aren't identical either. Differences exist at the levels of policy and social composition. And despite the many frustrations of the past two years, the election of Barack Obama was historic and gave space to struggle for a people's agenda."

He argued that to separate from the Democrats now "would be contrary to our strategic policy of building maximum unity against right-wing extremism now and in next year's elections."

Continued Webb: "We are keenly aware of the fact that the agenda of the far right is to bring this administration and country to its knees, with a heavy dose of racism, lies and economic sabotage, setting the stage for a full blown return to power of the most reactionary, racist, anti-labor, anti-women, homophobic and militarist grouping in U.S. politics." 

"We want no part of that," wrote Webb. "We don't have any illusions about the Democratic Party, but we don't have any illusions about the Republican Party either."

Webb concluded: "Furthermore, we are also aware of the undeniable fact that no other party besides the Democratic Party stands a chance of beating the GOP next year."

Last November, the Communist Party USA was caught scrubbing its website of references that stated it "actively supported" President Obama's election."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Food for thought: Who really won World War II?

Hiroshima - 1954
Hiroshima Today

On the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, lets consider the following:

The USA has 312 million people.
Japan has less than half that number, around 130 million.
The unemployment rate in Japan today is 4.5%. In the USA it is around 9%.
Japan's national debt is $7.1 trillion. In the USA it is around $15.3 trillion.

Life expectancy in Japan is 80.2 years. In the USA it is around 77.1 years.
The USA spends around $4,300 per capita on healthcare.
Japan spends around $2,200 per capita on healthcare.
30.6% of the people in the USA are classified as obese.
Only 3.2% of the people in Japan are classified as obese.
(we should probably eat more squid!)

44% of Japanese people earn college degrees. In the USA it is 40%.
 The USA spends 5.7% of it's GDP for education. Japan spends 3.6%.

2.9 million crimes were reported in Japan last year.
11.9 million crimes were reported in the USA last year. 
In 2010, the homicide rate for the USA was 4.8 per 100,000
For the same year in Japan, it was 0.83 per 100,000

The poverty index for the USA is 15.4%, for Japan it is 11.7%.
The USA spends $687 billion each year for defense. Including defending Japan.
Japan spends around $51 billion each year on it's own defense.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Obama warns Marines: Don't pee toward Mecca!

This was permitted in Iraq, but not Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 6, 2011. Last month President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya,  military commanders issued guidelines to our Marines serving in Afghanistan, telling them that they may not spit or pee in the direction of Mecca.

Our Islamic raised President wants our troops to respect the religious fanatics who have vowed to kill them.

They have even been told not to sleep with their combat boots facing Mecca. That would be "culturally insensitive."

Apparently to compensate, senior Pentagon brass created something called the USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning to teach Marines to exist in the Islamically approved fashion.

The Marines are learning to become intensely sensitized to the whereabouts of Mecca; how to be guided by that magnetic north for Muslims as a matter of the most personal habits and hygiene, all in accordance with Shariah Law. The President wants our Marines to act like Muslims.

Such "culture learning" blends seamlessly with an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) guidance to all troops in Afghanistan to revere the Quran and its teachings. That's the unmistakable message of COIN Advisory #20100924-001, which I found on the ISAF website.

"Never talk badly about the Quran or its contents," says the guidance, a no-nonsense formulation of Islamic prohibitions against any criticism of Islam. Touching it is out, too. "It is considered culturally insensitive for any non-Muslim to touch a copy of the Quran," ISAF explains. Why that is indeed the Islamic case, ISAF doesn't explain. Presumably, it might upset troops to learn that this injunction exists because Muslims consider non-Muslim "najis," or unclean, and thus unfit to touch their religious book.

President Obama was born and raised as a Moslem
Before searching people, ISAF advises, "ask them if they have a Quran or religious item present. If so, ask them to remove it or put it in a suitable place before conducting the search."

"Additionally," ISAF continues, "verbal disrespect for Islam and/or the Quran is considered as inappropriate as physical desecration of the Quran. Insulting the Quran is an act of blasphemy."

If you criticize the way Islam treats women, then it is considered verbal disrespect for Islam. If you criticize the Quran for promoting jihad against infidels, then you are  insulting the Quran. The ISAF,  deems such talk inappropriate and blasphemy.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Media Slander Campaign Claims Another Victim

Herman Cain
Atlanta, Dec 4, 2011. Yesterday Presidential candidate Herman Cain suspended his campaign, effectively ending his run for the White House.

Cain had been the victim of a relentless character assassination  campaign in which various women with financial problems and long records of filing lawsuits surfaced to denounce him.

At first the claim was "sexual harassment" but when this failed a woman was found who alleged a 13 year extramarital affair with Mr. Cain.

While the last charge, an inappropriate friendship with a divorced woman with many financial problems was probably true, the media hyped it into an enormous scandal that ultimately caused Mr. Cain to withdraw from the race.

Ironically, the nature of this friendship didn't come close to the Bill Clinton scandal involving Monica Lewinski ("DNA stained blue dress") or the John Edwards scandal involving Rielle Hunter ("love child") or the Barney Frank scandal ("come to my house and rent a teenaged boy for an hour") or Al Gore's scandal ("massage parlor antics"). But since the Liberal Media never holds Democrats to the same high standard as they hold Republicans, the die was cast. 

Not one of these leftwing politicians was treated to the same sort of vicious media smear campaign that any conservative politician routinely gets. Their transgressions were portrayed as "honest mistakes" and not "serious character flaws which make them ineligible for high office."

You can add Herman Cain to the long list of conservative politicians that have thoroughly been slimed, slandered and rendered "unelectable" by the leftwing media.

Here isn a list of outstanding people who the media either prevented from holding high office, or tried to hound out of office because of their conservative politics. In some cases they simply could not win an election because the slander was so complete:

* Barry Goldwater
* Robert Bork
* Dan Quayle
* Clarence Thomas
* Richard Nixon
* Ross Perot
* Ronald Reagan
* GW Bush
* John Bolton
* Sarah Palin

In each case, the media will find some way to destroy them, either by ridicule or by exaggerating a misquote. The will create the common conception that they are "too far to the right," or worse yet, "complete buffoons and idiots." In severe cases, they will just invent a series of colorful lies, like in the case of Sarah Palin.

Sometimes they cannot stop a conservative from being elected, but they can still hound them out of office. As in the case of Richard Nixon. 

Was Nixon's corrupt behavior any worse than Clinton's?
I'd say definitely not. 

He never made one cent for his own personal gain. Every ethical lapse he made was for some misguided "good of the nation" reason. Clinton, on the other hand, was getting bribes funneled to his "presidential library" and his "campaign fund." Clinton even sold military secrets to Red China. Clinton sold pardons to drug dealers and to people who supplied weapons to terrorists. The media had absolutely no problem with any of this.

It should be noted that they tried this slander strategy on Ronald Reagan and GW Bush too, and failed. It doesn't always work, but it does achieve it's goal a great deal of the time.

The slander is SO EFFECTIVE that even conservatives end up saying things like "I really like Sarah Palin, but if we nominate her we will lose. Because the deck is stacked against her." And they are right.

The Radical Left has placed themselves in the enviable position of getting to pick their own candidate... and getting to pick your's too. And this only works because they have an iron grip control over the media and popular culture.

Once they grind up their hate machine, they can destroy anyone. Which explains why some Conservatives tred very lightly, and measure every word they say. 

They know any mistake will be magnified and exploited. And in the meanwhile, Obama can say we have 57 states, and Biden can say JOBS is a three letter word with total immunity. Gore can even claim the movie "Love Story" was written about him and Tipper! These things will slip by completely unnoticed, and will be quickly forgotten.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Opinion: The Green Myth

The Magic Energy Source
Now that GM is offering to buy back Chevy Volts, due to their tendency to explode on impact, we should question exactly how "green" electric cars are, and whether they are worth the added cost and risk.

A lot of well intentioned fools believe that electric cars don't consume fossil fuels, pollute the environment, or create hazards for people or wildlife. Hence, they call these anything that runs on electricity "green."

They plug their Chevy Volt into a wall socket (the "magic energy source") and imagine they are now using clean, plentiful energy. And this is because they cannot see, or are totally unaware of the source of their electricity.

Do these simpletons have any idea how electricity is made?

The truth is that there is perhaps just one degree of separation between an electrical outlet and some fossil fuel or some potential radiation or bio hazard.

In order to power your electric car you need one of the following somewhere upstream from your electrical outlet....

* A coal burning power plant, that emits dangerous hydrocarbons into the air
* An oil burning power plant, that uses imported oil and also pollutes
* A nuclear power plant that presents dangerous radiation risks
* A hydroelectric power plant that disrupts the environment and upsets the fish
* A solar power plant that displaces wildlife and uses tons of metal and plastic
* A natural gas power plant, that burns a byproduct of drilling.. which is banned
* Wind generated power, that kills innocent birds and insects
* Geothermal power generation, if you are lucky enough to live in Iceland
* Fuel cells, using dangerous toxic chemicals, can generate limited amounts of power

Most electricity in the United States is generated using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, or hydropower.  Some production is done with alternative fuels like geothermal energy, wind power, biomass, solar energy, or fuel cells.

This is how electricity is made
For each and ever energy source there exists an environmental and/or safety risk. And there is someone out there wants to ban it. Plus, the green lobby has absolutely no regard for cost.

They will advocate one form over the other if it is only marginally cleaner but costs ten times as much.

They will have no concern or regard for the millions of people who are struggling to get by due to the Obama Recession.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Occupy Movement Finally Turns on Obama

NYC, Dec 1, 2011. It was bound to happen. More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a midtown Manhattan hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya.

The protesters settled in front of barricades on the southwest corner of 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue, in view of the Sheraton hotel at which Mr. Obama was expected to appear by 9 p.m.

Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president.
“Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said. “War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,” read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama.
One man, wearing a mask of the President Obama’s face and holding a cigar, carried a sign that read, “I sold out!” Events like this mark a shift in sentiment for the movement, from initially supporting Obama's calls for fairness and reform, then realizing that the President was just using the protest for political reasons.

Ben Campbell, 28, one of the march’s organizers, said he hoped to prove to skeptics of the protests that the demonstrators were political critics of equal opportunity.
“President Obama is coming to town solely to raise money from the richest of the rich,” Mr. Campbell said.
The march from Bryant Park forced shoppers and theatergoers into retreat on what most likely would have been a difficult night to find sidewalk space anyway.

At one point, two pedestrians tried to move through the crowd head-on but quickly reconsidered, breaking into a jog in the other direction.
“You better not go that way,” one protester told them moments earlier. “You’re going to hit democracy.”
The President brought this on himself by initially coming out in support of this protest movement, calling it "the voice of frustration" and saying  that he was on their side.

President Obama even tried to imply that this was some kind of protest against the rightwing and the policies of GW Bush.

However, the protesters who actually did learn something in college soon realized that President Bush is no longer in office, and for the past three years it has been President Obama who is cutting all these sweetheart deals with huge banks and giant multinational corporations.

The irony of this doesn't go unnoticed as Obama holds fundraisers to rake in money from his supporters in the "top 1%" while giving more lip service to the concept of financial reform and fairness.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pakistanis Riot in Protest of Obama Air Strike

President Obama burned in effigy in Pakistan
Washington DC, Nov 29, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, promised to restore the international image of the United States, but the recent NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers comes as a huge setback, at least in Pakistan, to judge from remarks made by Army Gen. Martin. E. Dempsey to British media today.

Dempsey, chairman of President Obama's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the average Pakistani’s respect for the United States is lower than ever. And it is important to remember that Pakistan is a vital ally of the USA in the this region.

According to General Dempsey: “[The average Pakistani who] doesn’t know the United States, doesn’t read about the United States or just watches something on television about the United States, at that level, [the relations] are probably the worst they’ve ever been,” he explained.

He added that the relationship between the U.S. government and Pakistan’s government is “on about as rocky a road as I’ve seen.”

Ever since NATO's strike against the Pakistani outpost near the Afghani border last Saturday killing 24 Pakistani soldiers tensions have been high in Pakistan. There have been violent demonstrations, riots, and public denounciations of President Obama and the USA.

Pakistan Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said the NATO attack at two border outposts lasted for almost two hours and Pakistani Army requests to NATO to end the attack were ignored. Abbas rejected Afghan claims Pakistani soldiers fired first, saying NATO and Afghanistan knew the exact outpost locations and that the area had recently been cleared of militants. 

Pakistan retaliated by ordering the CIA to vacate Shamsi Air Base in western Pakistan, where it launches predator drones.

It also closed NATO’s two main supply routes into Afghanistan. NATO receives 40 percent of its supplies through the crossings, which run through the Khyber Pass. Pakistan would not say how long the routes would be shut down

General Dempsey expressed limited optimism for rebuilding that relationship. “I think if we understand the seriousness with which this event is being viewed in Pakistan, and they understand we are taking it seriously, then I think we will have at least the beginnings of a opportunity to find our way through it,” he suggested.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank "packs it in"

"My work is done. Mission Accomplished"
Boston, Nov 28, 2011. Sixteen term congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., will announce his retirement Monday afternoon at a press conference in Newton, Mass.

The Massachusetts congressman, who helped create the financial collapse of 2007, had long been rumored to be ready for retirement.

He was previously chairman of the House Financial Services Committee but is now ranking member since Democrats lost the majority in the 2010 midterm election.

Congressman Frank helped destroy the U.S. economy by relentlessly pressuring America's two mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to make $1 trillion in bad home loans.

He gradually lowered the lending standards of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and because Fannie and Freddie were willing to buy up every other bank's home loans, the Barney Frank low standards at Fannie and Freddie became the disastrously low standards of every major American lender.

Fannie Mae lied about its profits, intimidated adversaries, bought off members of Congress with lavish contributions, hired (and thereby co-opted) academics, purchased political ads (through its foundation) and stacked congressional hearings with friendly bankers, community activists and advocacy groups (including ACORN). Fannie Mae also hired the friends and relations of key members of Congress (including Rep. Barney Frank's partner).

Barney and his spouse are looking forward to retirement
Barney Frank, having completed his goal to destroy our financial system, will now get his well earned retirement. He will either retire to his condo in San Francisco, or to his beach house on Fire Island in New York.

Frank, 71, was first elected to the House in 1980, and is one of the first lawmakers to announce he is homosexual.

He lives in Newton, Mass., with his partner Jim Ready.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Goldman Sachs Weighs Whether to Replace Obama

NYC, Nov 27, 2011. A spokesman for Goldman Sachs told us today that they are "frankly very worried" about President Barack Hussein Obama's, D-Kenya, sliding approval ratings, and are considering whether to "replace him on the ballot with a more reliable candidate."

"Don't get me wrong," the Goldman Sachs spokesman told us, "Obama has done everything we asked him to do, and we are very grateful for the bailouts and tax breaks. But he may not be electable in 2012, due to his poor recordas President."

"We need someone in the race who will win the election, and continue all the great government benefits we have been accustomed to getting."

The problem for Goldman Sachs is that there is no obvious replacement for Obama. At least not one that could be so easily controlled by the Wall Street giant.

"We were seriously considering Hillary Clinton. She shares our views about Corpocracy, and her husband Bill would be a great asset to the team. But she may be too old for the job since she'll be 65 on election day. The hag factor might be too hard for her to overcome," the spokesman told us.

But all of Wall Street isn't united on this idea of replacing Obama next year. Both George Soros and Warren Buffett say they want to stick with Obama. "He's been very good to us," Mr. Buffett said. "And we cannot abandon him now simply because all his policies have failed."

Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE, added "Sure Obama has had a few problems with job creation and the economy tanking so badly. And sure, prices are higher, the debt is soaring, and unemployment has reached modern records. But this guy has been great for us. Last year GE earned $14 billion in profits, and paid absolutely no federal corporate tax. And we have Obama to thank for that. We owe him."
Longtime Obama friend Rahm Emmanuel told us, "The Media has done a pretty great job of destroying every Republican frontrunner so far, but the outcome of this election is still anyone's guess."

"If the people actually blame Barack for the failure of his policies, then we could be in deep trouble next year. The key will be in convincing voters that everything Obama botched was really Bush's fault."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Are the Occupy Wall Street Protesters Really "the 99%?"

Angry protester, clutching his $4.50 Starbucks Latte
NYC, Nov 25, 2011. The "occupy protesters" keep shouting and insisting that "we are the 99%."  But are they really representative of 99% of us?

If they mean they aren't in the "top 1% of wage earners" then they certainly are correct. Since most of them don't even have jobs. Many are over-aged children still living off their parents at age 30.

But there is no possible other way that they can be considered as representative of 99% of us.

These protesters are mostly unemployed young people. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, tells us that 91% of us are gainfully employed. So, by this measure, they can only be "the 9%" at best.

These protesters are upset because they have student loans to pay back. And they think it is somehow unfair that they should have to pay back the money they borrowed.

Most estimates tell us that only around 50% of all high school students even go to college, and not all of them take out loans, although a great many do. Some actually work their way through college, got scholarships and grants, and a few others have wealthy parents. And even among those who took out student loans, around 40% of them paid them back in full. So, by this measure, they are perhaps "the 20%."

These protesters camp out in public parks, and bang on drums, while chanting Marxist slogans. Frankly, I don't know anyone who does that. Do you?

Alec Baldwin, multi-millionaire, is a paid spokesman for Capital One
And considering the fact that this movement seems to be global, does the "bottom 99%" of wage earners in the USA even realize that they are in the "top 10%" of wage earners in the world?

Are they really suggesting that they want to give up their laptops, smartphones,  iPods, and Starbucks coffee, so the rest of the world can have more?

I seriously doubt they are this this generous. They want to redistribute simply someone else's wealth to themselves, not redistribute their own wealth to someone else.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

President Pardons Four Drug Dealers

Washington DC, Nov 23, 2011. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday season, President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has pardoned five convicted criminals.

The President pardoned five people convicted of charges ranging from intent to distribute marijuana to running an illegal gambling business.

In addition, he issued his first commutation, ordering the release of a woman next month after serving 10 years on a 22-year sentence for cocaine distribution.

The President, whose Attorney General Eric Holder has previously supplied guns to Mexican drug cartels, has decided to show mercy towards these low level drug dealers by issuing them Presidential pardons.  To his credit though, there is no evidence that the President actually sold these pardons, as former President Clinton was prone to do.

In related news, the President also pardoned the two official White House turkeys "Peace" and "Liberty."

Unfortunately, the two turkeys President Obama pardoned last year were reported to be victims of heart failure. Last year's presidentially pardoned turkeys, Apple and Cider, passed away within the year after President Obama pardoned them.

Apple and Cider -- RIP
Those unfortunate turkeys couldn't survive for very long because their large size shortens their lifespan

The birds are bred for eating, which makes them fat and prone to heart disease, respiratory conditions, and strained joints.

In order to dodge death, the turkeys would need to be on a restrictive diet. And sadly, they were fed regular turkey chow.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Matthews Fed Up With Obama; Might Remove Tattoo

NYC. Nov 21, 2011. MSNBC star political commentator Chris Matthews says is frustrated and fed up with President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya.

The leg tingling host of the cable news channel's popular "Hardball" show says that President Obama must tell us what his plans for the future are if he wants to win a second term.  Matthews doesn't blame Obama directly for his lack of goals or plans, but rather blames "the people around him" who he says are "little kids with propellers on their heads."

Matthews hosts the highest rated program on MSNBC and reliable sources confirm that he has literally "dozens of viewers" every night, giving him over twice the audience of Rachel Maddow, and putting him at the top of all liberal TV personalities.

Barack and Chris at happier times
Matthews says he hears that Obama does not like talking face to face with other politicians, even those in his own party. He prefers sending emails and social networking. Matthews says Obama never returns phone calls, or works with others to solve some of the huge problems his rampant spending has created.

It has gotten so bad that Matthews, who was previously the best leg tingler and biggest Obama fan in America, is thinking about having the Obama tattoo removed from his leg.

"It will probably be painful and expensive to have this tattoo taken off," Mr. Matthews told us, "but I don't think I can keep wearing it in good conscience."

"President Obama has been a huge disappointment for us liberals. He's all talk and no action. He just keeps making things worse instead of moving us forward towards a socialist utopia, like he promised he would."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Opinion: Why Class Warfare Won't Work

President Obama is playing the class warfare card in order to appeal to our most stupid voters. Unfortunately, a majority of our voters are now very stupid, thanks to the fine work done by the NEA, the leftwing media, and the public schools over the past 40 years. 

The president is trying to win the election next year by becoming a "populist" who blames the rich, just as surely as Hitler blamed the Jews, for all our problems. And in both cases, this strategy is counter productive.

It might make the unwashed masses feel good, but it doesn't solve the problem. In fact, it makes things worse.

The simple truth is we cannot dig our way out of this hole by "taxing the rich more." The top 50% pays 98% of all income taxes, which means the bottom 50% pays only 2%.

Even the much maligned "top 1%" already pays 37% of the income taxes. If you confiscated all their wealth there simply wouldn't be enough money to sustain this kind of rampant spending. At least for not more than a year or two. And once you have eliminated the moneyed class, there is no second act. It's like they say in the south.... "you can shear a sheep every year, but you can only skin it once."

The only viable solution to this mess are two things that the current administration cannot or will not do:
  • Spend less. A whole lot less. We simply cannot continue to borrow 40 cents for every dollar we spend. Anyone who actually passed fifth grade math knows this. And this means more than just cutting inane social programs and wasteful spending. It means cutting back on things we promised people. Like Medicare and Social Security benefits. You just cannot keep spending money you don't have forever. It won't work. (Greece is learning this lesson right now, primarily because we forced it on them. We will probably never have the sense to impose financial responsibility on ourselves.)
  • Make the economy healthy again. And this is a lot easier said than done because it involves bringing jobs back to America by getting rid of all these goofy trade deals that "bring down prices while eliminating all our jobs." This will not be a popular option, but it is necessary if we ever want to see a balanced budget again.
Spending money we don't have is so popular that it isn't limited to just the Democrats. The Republicans do it too, but not with quite as much zeal as the Democrats do. The only politician who makes fiscal sense today is Ron Paul, and he's generally wrong on everything but economic policy. So the situation might be hopeless.

And while this situation might please the America Haters abroad, their joy will be short lived. Because they will be right behind us in economic collapse, if they don't collapse before we do. 

America has one big advantage over smaller nations with smaller economies. Our trump card is that when we sink, we take everyone else down with us, so they will reluctantly keep buying our worthless dollars to avoid their own demise.

You saw how concerned everyone was about how Greece failing would "hurt the big banks"... now.... imagine what happens if the USA defaults?

Our GDP is 50 times LARGER than that of Greece.....