"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Saturday, February 28, 2009

OBAMA BIDEN IRAQ HYPOCRISY



Hat Tip: Pat Dollard

OBAMA: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD

By destroying the economy and national security structure of the USA, Obama weakens the entire West - because the USA is the leader of the Western world.

Obama is destroying the economy via redistribution schemes, carbon taxes, and higher taxes on wealth-creation and prosperity incentives.

Obama is cutting the defense budget and appeasing our enemies.

The entire world will be poorer and less safe as a result.

Change: How you like me now?

Seems like most of the drones have already peeled the Obama bumper-stickers off their cars.


I don't blame 'em.

The markets continue to weigh in on the disastrous policies of the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Depressocrats.

FRANK CHURCH REDUX: HERE THEY GO AGAIN, DEMOCRATS ABOUT TO EMASCULATE CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS AGAIN


ACE:
"Truth Commission" a Go

The Church Committee destroyed the CIA's operations division for... well, forever. Let's see if we can't hit that mark again.

The 'fact-finding' effort will seek details on secret prisons and interrogation methods -- but will not aim to determine if CIA officials broke laws, legislative sources say.

By Greg Miller
February 27, 2009

Reporting from Washington - The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and controversial operations in recent agency history.

The inquiry is aimed at uncovering new information on the origins of the programs as well as scrutinizing how they were executed -- including the conditions at clandestine CIA prison sites and the interrogation regimens used to break Al Qaeda suspects, according to Senate aides familiar with the investigation plans.

Officials said the inquiry was not designed to determine whether CIA officials broke laws. "The purpose here is to do fact-finding in order to learn lessons from the programs and see if there are recommendations to be made for detention and interrogations in the future," said a senior Senate aide, who like others described the plan on condition of anonymity because it had not been made public.

OY.

HERE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE THAT THE FOLKS WHO RUINED OUR CIA BEFORE ARE THE SAME ONES WHO WANT TO DO IT AGAIN:

YES:

THAT'S DEMENTED VEEP JOE BIDEN WITH CHURCH.

IT AIN'T ALL GM'S FAULT: FRENCH AUTOMAKERS ALSO IN THE CRAPPER

FACTS NEWS/HERE.

The ECB and Greenspan helped cause this global financial crisis by inducing millions into cheap adjustable rate loans from 2001-2004 - (this inflated the real estate bubble), and then by steadily even INCESSANTLY raising rates from 2004-2007 our fear of inflation.

On top of the steady rate increases, consumers had to absorb HUGE energy cost increases because of the Oil Bubble. These two cost increases - the cost of money (because of Greenspan and the ECB) and the huge increase in the cost of energy (because of OPEC and speculators) - KILLED the global economy.

Banks and the debtors should bear the brunt of the losses which have resulted from the bubble's collapse - and NOT third parties (via taxes and bailouts).

It is fundamentally unfair for the losses to be "socialized" when the profits weren't going to be.

If Obama meant what he repeatedly says about "a new era of responsibility", then he would demand that the banks and debtors be responsible for their own problems and not come running the Uncle Sam.

But Obama did not mean it. Obama is a lying, two-faced hypocritical left-wing piece of crap who wants to turn America into East Germany.

DISSENT ACCORDINGLY.

[ASIDE: Most of the left are atheistic hardliners who believe deeply in Darwin and evolution - which come down to, after all: THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST.

Isn't it interesting how they don't want that applied to the economic realm? NO NO NO: they want the weakest to survive - THAT IS AS LONG AS THEY DON'T HAVE TO PICK UP THE TAB!

LEFTISTS: They're hypocritical scum.]

COLOMBIA NABS FARC KIDNAP KINGPIN

BBC:
Colombian security forces have clashed with a Marxist rebel group and captured one of its most notorious kidnappers.

Soldiers fought Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) rebels in the central province of Cundinamarca, killing 10 and capturing another eight.

Among those taken was a leader known by the alias "El Negro Antonio", whom authorities have been seeking for well over a decade.

One soldier was killed in the combat and a kidnap victim rescued.

"El Negro Antonio" is a Farc guerrilla with 33 arrest warrants outstanding against him.
THE DEMOCRATS WILL BET UPSET: THEY'RE ALLIED WITH FARC.

MORE HERE.

SHEESH: ANOTHER TAX CHEAT HAS A MAJOR POST IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!

GREG CRAIG - HIS CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL.



ARE THEY ALL CROOKS?

NO - A FEW ARE PURE SOCIALISTS.

MUGABE : ZIMBABWE :: OBAMA : AMERICA


(click pic' for BBC coverage)


MUGABE IS "THE ONE" OF ZIMBABWE, THE MAN WHO EMBODIED CHANGE; "SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE".

HERE' WHAT IT GET'S YOU . . . THIS: Lavish Mugabe birthday party amid crisis

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is celebrating his 85th birthday today with a huge party for thousands of guests.

Supporters are said to have raised 200,000 dollars to stage the event in the president's native village....

Critics have voiced outrage at the party, which comes as Zimbabwe battles severe food shortages, hyperinflation, mass unemployment, collapsing health and education services and a cholera outbreak that has claimed nearly 4,000 people in six months.
AND THIS.

ENGINEERING "SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE" IS THE ROAD TO POVERTY AND SERVITUDE TO GOVERNMENT, IOW: SERFDOM.

MORE PC/APPEASMENT FROM THE NYTIMES: WHY'DYA THINK THEY CHOSE THIS PHOTO?

WE REPORT, YOU DECIDE:
Zulaikatu Mustapha is a freshman at Ithaca College, which cut its budget by $4.2 million even as it increased financial aid.
James Rajotte for The New York Times
> Some Colleges Will Cut Anything but Aid

Many smaller schools depend on full enrollment, and they are anxious to attract top students. Ithaca College, above, cut its budget even as it increased financial aid.

Any chance they get for propaganda they take. Here: a sweet looking MUSLIM woman studying. It's a subtle way of saying "it's a religion of peace". Make me puke.

THE BANNED TEA PARTIES NO ONE ELSE WILL BLOG ABOUT...

GLENN AND GATEWAY AND DOUG WON'T POST THESE!



















































MORE REAL TEA PARTIES HERE.
ROUND UP OF POSTS HERE.
ORIGINAL PHOTOS OF DEMENTED LEFTIES HERE.

NYTIMES: OBAMA'S CARBON GAMBLE WILL COST CONSUMERS $65 BILLION A YEAR

NYTIMES: News Analysis: Obama’s Greenhouse Gas Gamble
WASHINGTON — In proposing mandatory caps on the greenhouse gases linked to global warming and a system for auctioning permits to companies that emit them, President Obama is taking on a huge political and economic challenge.

Business lobbies and many Republicans raised loud objections to the cap-and-trade program Mr. Obama proposed as part of his budget this week, saying the plan amounted to a gigantic and permanent tax on oil, electricity and manufactured goods, a shock they said the country could not handle during economic distress.

Green groups and supportive members of Congress applauded, saying the proposal was long overdue after eight years of inaction on climate change under President George W. Bush. The costs, they said, would not begin to bite until at least 2012.

But the full costs and benefits of controlling greenhouse gas emissions remain unknown, and perhaps unknowable. While there is rough consensus on the science of global warming — with some notable and vocal objectors — there is less agreement on the economics of the problem and very little on the policy prescriptions to address it. And while a cap-and-trade approach bears substantial cost, it also brings a benefit whose value is incalculable — a steady decrease in emissions that scientists say will over time reduce the risk of climate catastrophe.

Mr. Obama’s budget estimates $645 billion in cap-and-trade revenue over the next 10 years that will largely be paid by oil, electric power and heavy industries that produce the majority of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for the warming of the planet. Many of these costs are expected to be passed on to consumers.
REPEAT:
the full costs and benefits of controlling greenhouse gas emissions remain unknown, and perhaps unknowable ... these costs are expected to be passed on to consumers.
REPEAT:
the full costs and benefits of controlling greenhouse gas emissions remain unknown, and perhaps unknowable ... these costs are expected to be passed on to consumers.
REPEAT:
the full costs and benefits of controlling greenhouse gas emissions remain unknown, and perhaps unknowable ... these costs are expected to be passed on to consumers.
IT'S INSANE TO MANDATE $65 BILLION IN NEW COSTS WITH NO PROVABLE BENEFIT.

IN-FUCKING-SANE.

Friday, February 27, 2009

First they came for the Bankers, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Businesses . . .

... AND BY "THEY" I MEAN THE SOCIALISTS - LIKE OBAMA!

KUDLOW TELLS IT LIKE IT IS.

BACKLASH FROM THE BANKERS HERE.
  • FACT: 80% OF THE TOP 2% - THE EVIL RICH PEOPLE WHO OBAMA WANTS TO TAX THE SHIT OUT OF - ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.
  • YEAH: THEY MAKE UP A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL POPULATION.
  • AND THEY'RE RICH.
  • KINDA FIGGERS, DON'T IT!? I MEAN, IF YOU EVER WORKED IN A BUSINESS - (LIKE ER UM NOBODY IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, INCLUDING OBAMA!!!) - THEN YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE USUALLY ONE OR TWO OWNERS AND THEN MAYBE A FEW DOZEN EMPLOYEES.
  • AND IMPOVERISHED PEOPLE TEND NOT TO BE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.
  • NOT YET.
  • BUT UNDER OBAMA'S PLAN THEY SOON WILL BE!
OBAMA IS ATTACKING THE VERY HEART AND SOUL OF THE ECONOMY.

DISSENT ACCORDINGLY.

TODAY'S GUARANTEED NOT PHOTOSHOPPED: OBAMA TAUGHT A CLASS IN SOCIALISM



Okay: it wasn't a class in socialism - not literally, at least.

It was a law school class - in constitutional law.

So what the fuck was he doing teaching about ""power analysis" and corp's and banks!?!?

IT WAS STEALTH SOCIALISM.

THIS IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF OBAMA.

His very essence.

DEMINT: TELLING LIKE IT IS: OBAMA IS PUSHING SOCIALISM


CNN:
Another prominent Republican told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that the president’s spending plans are pushing the country to the brink of socialism.

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, the only member of the senate to earn a perfect rating from the American Conservative Union, called President Obama “the world’s best salesman of socialism” on Friday in describing his prime time speech earlier this week.

DeMint, a fierce opponent of government expansion, told the CPAC crowd that conservatives might have to “take to the streets to stop America’s slide into socialism.”
  • OBAMA HAS COME OUT OF THE CLOSET. HE'S ANOTHER ATTLEE.
  • HE MAKES FDR LOOK LIKE REAGAN!
  • THERE ARE CERTAINLY MANY SOCIALISTS IN THE US - MAYBE 25% OF THE ELECTORATE.
  • BUT NOT A MAJORITY.
  • MAYBE A MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA -
  • BUT NOT THE SWING VOTERS WHO PUT HIM OVER THE TOP.
  • AND HE DIDN'T RUN ON SOCIALISM.
  • HE HOODWINKED THEM!
  • SO THERE'S GONNA BE A HUGE BACKLASH,
  • IT'S GONNA MAKE 1994 LOOK LIKE A PICNIC FOR THE DEMS.

NEW ANTI-JIHADI BOMB

WE JUST HAVE TO EXPLODE THESE MOFO'S
OVER PLACES LIKE THE SWAT VALLEY:


INCREASING THE NUMBER OF SEATS IN THE HOUSE: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS SCOOP THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION BY FOUR YEARS

THE SARCASTIC ROBERT ALT - OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDAT AT THE CORNER TODAY:

Let's Have Even More House Members [Robert Alt]

Since the Senate has now passed the bill to give DC a voting representative, I have a modest proposal for the House as it takes up the bill next week. Let's have even more representatives. After all, as long as Congress is using its authority under Article I, Section 8 to "exercise exclusive legislation" for the District of Columbia to add another member to the House, why stop there? That same section authorizes Congress "to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings . . . "

If Article I, Section 2's requirement that the House be composed of Members chosen "by the People of the several States" isn't a problem for adding a House member for the District, then it shouldn't be a problem for military bases either. And let's face it, members of the military are chronically underrepresented given their transient status. The 2000 and 2008 elections both saw major problems with having military absentee ballots counted — a problem that would be more effectively addressed if bases had their own individual representatives. Let their voices be heard.

The House could seek to add representatives for big bases, like Ft. Hood in Texas, bases in the co-sponsor's home states, or just add one representative for every domestic base. If there are concerns that some portion of the base population already counts toward the now discredited theory of "State" representatives, then choose smaller bases, where the population wouldn't substantially effect the current composition.

Of course, someone might object that this is wrong — that Congress really can't just vote to add new representatives under this section of the Constitution; that this isn't what Article I, Section 8 means when it gives Congress the authority to exercise exclusive legislation; that clearly the other provisions of the Constitution regarding the composition of the House still apply, and you can't just ignore them. Of course, they would be correct, just as those arguments are correct when it comes to the question of illegally adding a representative for DC relying on that very same constitutional clause.

— Robert Alt is deputy director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A SIMPLE IDEA TO MAKE AMERICA'S GOVERNMENT EVEN MORE REPRESENTATIVE AND RESPONSIVE

One wonders why Sabato doesn't just throw it out - like Chavez - and start from scratch!

I have a simple idea which would improve both the responsiveness and representativeness of the federal government, and it would NOT require a single solitary change to the Constitution!

I would INCREASE the number of Representatives in the House to 600.

I would assign the new seats by using the US DECENNIAL CENSUS figures - exactly the purpose for which the Census was designed and put into the Constitution by the Framers.

These new seats would not be attached to an incumbent of any party and would therefore be open seats more readily contested fairly - (since incumbents have great electoral advantages and are returned to office so frequently).

Having more Representatives would make each district smaller and reduce the committee responsibilities of each representative and thereby allow her/him to do more constituent work - BE MORE RESPONSIVE.

The number of representatives was capped -BY STATUTE - in 1929:
The Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929 capped the Membership at that level, creating a procedure for reapportioning state delegations in the House under “the then existing number of Representatives” (see Act of June 18, 1929, ch. 28, 46 Stat 21).
It can be undone by statute. A simple majority vote by each body of Congress and a signature by the POTUS.

A body with 600 members is much more manageable now than a body with 420 in 1929. Many representative bodies in the USA and around the world have 600 members and function fine.

This change would also have the added benefit of making the electoral college more representative and more accurately reflect the wishes of the people.

Friday, December 02, 2005

DECENNIAL RE-APPORTIONMENT AND THE CENSUS
POLIBLOGGER posted on an article by FRUITS AND VOTES. F&V suggested we expand the House of Representatives and make it more representative and responsive and districts more equal in population size by using "THE WYOMING RULE": Under the ‘Wyoming Rule,’ the standard Representative-to-population ratio would be that of the smallest entitled unit–i.e. currently Wyoming. (Poliblogger rans the numbers.) I AGREE: we need MORE Reps. But maybe not that many. Here're my thoughts:
(1) The US CENSUS was specifically designed to allow for the ORDERLY EXPANSION of the House so that districts would be equal in size, and the number of districts would expand as the population expanded.

(2) The problem is that since 1920, the number of districts has been frozen at 435. This was done by an ACT OF CONGRESS; it can be undone by an ACT OF CONGRESS, too. It doesn’t require a constitutional amendment.

(3) Since 1920, every decennial census has led MERELY TO RE-APPORTIONMENT: changes/shifts of Reps withing the 435. Some states get more Representatives other states get theirs reduced. Sometimes a state which has grown in population may have their number or Reps reduced because all states must have at least one Rep.

(4) The total number of Reps in the House could be and should be expanded - if not by the "Wyoming Plan" how about just increasing the number od reps in the House to a NICE ROUND NUMBER: 500 - by adding an additional 65 seats. (I think that 500 has a nice ring to it - especially for a nation of 50 states!) These could be/would be apportioned by population. Every ten years we dicide the population by 500 and distribute the seats accordingly.

(5) Average district size would be each smaller - and more representative, AS THE FOUNDERS ORIGINALLY PLANNED. More Reps would mean fewer committee assignments for each Rep and more constituent time. (Also, the advent and pervasiveness of hi-tech communications makes the management of a larger House less encumbering than in 1920, or since 1920. In fact, MANY national and state legislatures all over the world have many more mebers than we do and are larger than a mere 435. If they can mange it, then so can we.)

(6) As these 65 NEW SEATS would ALL BE OPEN SEATS, they’d be VERY competitive races at a time when most seats are NOT COMPETITIVE. That’s a good thing too. This would be A NEW BIRTH OF REPRESENTATION, which would NOT make government bigger, but make it MORE RESPONSIVE AND MORE REPRESENTATIVE.

ALSO: (7) This would change the ELECTORAL COLLEGE - making it even more reflective of the population.
I DARE A BRAVE CONGRESSMAN TO INTRODUCE THIS. It should get BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT, becasue open seats are VERY COMPETITIVE, and the GOP is VERY COMPETITIVE in the CITIES AND COUNTIES which have had the most growth.

- Posted by Reliapundit @ 5:22 PM ; Permalink; 22 Comments; Links to this post;
BOTTOM-LNE: The number of representatives was capped -BY STATUTE - in 1929; therefore, it can be undone by statute.

  • DOING IT WOULD UNSETTLE INCUMBENCY AND CREATE A REBIRTH REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.
  • THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE.
  • THE COUNTIES IN STATES WHICH HAVE HAD INCREASES IN POPULATION WOULD GET MORE SEATS.

[ER UM.... YES: THEY'RE MOSTLY RED STATES.... AND GEE: I WONDER WHY!? COULD IT BE THAT BLUE POLICIES OF HIGH TAXES AND LOW STANDARDS HAS CREATED HIGH CRIME/LOW PROFIT COUNTIES?! YES.]

Hannity and Romney: Obama Plan Dangerous & Immoral

ISLAM=RELIGION OF WAR & DARKNESS

Ten Obvious Reasons Why Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace:

#1
12,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last seven years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).

#2
Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people
killed for insulting him or criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.

#3
Muhammad
said in many places that he has been "ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger." In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that.
Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured
loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives, enslaved children and raped women captured in battle. Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.

#4
After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him, and knew his religion best, immediately fell into war with each other.

Muhammad's favorite daughter, Fatima, and her husband, Ali (the second convert to Islam, who was raised like a son to Muhammad) fought a war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad's favorite wife - and one whom he had said was the "
perfect woman."

Not only was her husband, Ali, eventually murdered, but Fatima (who survived the early years at Mecca safe and sound) died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only three months after her father died.

Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad's closest companions. The third caliph was killed by the son of the first. The fourth caliph was killed by the fifth, who subsequently poisoned one of Muhammad's two favorite grandsons. Muhammad's other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph.

Even these high profile killings barely do justice to the astonishing level of violence taking place at the time, in which tens of thousands of believers were slaughtered by companions and their children in the infighting and power struggles. Within 50 short years of Muhammad's death, even the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war.

And that's just the fate of those within the house of Islam!
Click here for the rest of the reasons.

Support the Danes, by accessing the Danish Muhammad Cartoons website here.

RadicalIslam.org is an excellent website which provides tools and extensive knowledge regarding violent Islamo-Fascism.

DEMAND ECONOMICS?

Some of us might remember the Recession that followed the tight monetary policies of Reagan and Thatcher, which were based upon monetary theory and Supplyside economics. Today we face an entirely different situation. The Global economy now produces much more than it did in the 70's. We are on the back side of an explosion in overproduction of cars, houses, financial instruments...what we need to do is rescue demand - not rescue individuals or companies who made poor decisions.

LIVNI REFUSES TO JOIN NETANYAHU-LED GOVERNMENT

That's okay, Livni, we'd be better off without you:
Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni ended her meeting with Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, after the latter refused to include the "two states for two people solution" in his government's basic guidelines.

"Two states (one for the Israelis and one of the Palestinians) is not an empty slogan," Livni said as she left the meeting. "Unity is not just sitting in a government together. It also means sharing a way."

The two officials met at a Tel Aviv hotel for about two hours.

"I came to meet with the Likud chairman for a second time in order to hear about his vision and the way he wishes to implement. Israel is facing challenges. I told him Kadima would support any right moves by the government.
And just what are those moves they'd consider right? Keep going, Livni, just keep squawking like a chicken. And her own words are what's empty around here, besides just the slogan.
"In order to deal with the challenges I wanted three fundamental things which you are aware of," she said. "Two states is not an empty slogan. It's the only way Israel can remain Jewish and fight terror. It's a matter of principle.

"We discussed the issues. I didn't see any commitment on Bibi's part to these issues. The meeting ended without any understandings, and we cannot be part of Netanyahu's government," Livni stated, vowing to act as "a responsible opposition".
Ho, I'll bet!
The Likud leader's associates made it clear before the meeting that he would not accept the "two states for two people" formula. Senior Kadima officials clarified that Netanyahu's commitment to a peace process was insufficient, stressing that the world now views the Annapolis process as the foundation of any negotiations.
And just what do they mean by the world, anyway? All those jokers are doing is providing more comedy.

Netanyahu is right not to accept a formula that's just another form of segragation, which fiends like Jimmy Carter ironically accuse Israel of doing. Livni can stay in the opposition all she wants as far as I'm concerned. But I doubt she'll do very well there. Gideon Saar, the head of Likud's negotiating team, says she's sabotaging discussion out of personal motives. Personally, I think she's holding a grudge because she wasn't chosen to form a government, notwithstanding how the left-wing was left with little chance in this election's results of doing so. This could make some sense, but then shows how she's not fit to be a politician.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

NYTIMES: OBAMA'S BUDGET A RADICAL DEPARTURE FROM HAYEK TO MARX


WELL IT'S BETWEEN THE LINES: NYTIMES:Obama’s Budget Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas
The budget that President Obama proposed on Thursday is nothing less than an attempt to end a three-decade era of economic policy dominated by the ideas of Ronald Reagan and his supporters.

The Obama budget — a bold, even radical departure from recent history, wrapped in bureaucratic formality and
statistical tables — would sharply raise taxes on the rich, beyond where Bill Clinton had raised them.

It would reduce taxes for everyone else, to a lower point than they were under either Mr. Clinton or George W. Bush.

And it would lay the groundwork for sweeping changes in health care and education, among other areas.
THE LAST 30 YEARS WEREN'T DOMINATED BY REAGAN - OR THATCHER, BUT BY THEIR SOURCES: HAYEK AND MILTON FRIEDMAN.

OBAMA ISN'T BEGINNING A NEW ERA WITH NEW IDEAS; OBAMA IS REVERTING TO OLD AND DISCREDITED IDEAS: INCOME REDISTRIBUTION AND MARXISM.

IT WILL HAVE THE SAME RESULT HERE AS IT HAS EVERYWHERE ELSE: DISASTER.

AS IN RED CHINA AND THE USSR AND ZIMBABWE - ETC.

AND DON'T TELL ME GERMANY AND FRANCE AND SPAIN HAVE DONE WELL WITH IT:
  • DURING THE BUSH YEARS THEIR AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT WAS DOUBLE THE USA'S.
  • AND THEY HAVE MUCH WORSE BUDGET CRISES LOOMING THAN WE DO -
  • AND MUCH SOONER.
  • AND THE RICH EUROS ALL COME HERE FOR SCHOOL AND HEALTHCARE.
  • SO DON'T TELL ME ANY OF THAT EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE CRAP, EITHER.

BESIDES: OBAMA DIDN'T RUN ON SOCIALISM; HE LIED ABOUT IT WHEN CALLED OUT ON IT BY JOE THE PLUMBER.

BESIDES TAXING THE RICH CAN'T WORK: THE TOP 2% DON'T EARN ENOUGH TO PAY FOR OBAMA'S SPENDING INCREASES.

THAT'S WHY THERE'S GONNA BE A HUGE BACKLASH AS HE TRIED TO ENFORCE IT.

WAIT AND SEE: 2010 IS GONNA MAKE 1994 LOOK LIKE A PICNIC FOR DEMS.

DISSENT ACCORDINGLY.

MORE AMERICAN JEWS WAKING UP ABOUT OBAMA AND HILLARY: THEY'RE ANTI-ZIONISTS


WCBS-TV (NY):Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism
Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know

In a swift about face from her views as New York's senator, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now hammering Israel over its treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.

As First Lady, Clinton raised eyebrows when she kissed Suha Arafat.

Since she was then seeking a Senate seat the resulting brouhaha caused her to "re-think" her positions.

"I'm a very strong supporter of Israel," Clinton said back in February 2000.

On Thursday, as Secretary of State she had yet another about face in the form of angry messages demanding Israel speed up aid to Gaza. Jewish leaders are furious.

"I am very surprised, frankly, at this statement from the United States government and from the secretary of state," said Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher of the New York Daily News and member of the NYC Jewish Community Relations Council.

"I liked her a lot more as a senator from New York," Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said. "Now, I wonder as I used to wonder who the real Hillary Clinton is."

Clinton's decision to hammer Israel comes as the Clintons and President Barack Obama are planning to give the Palestinians $900 million toward the rebuilding of Gaza in the wake of the Israeli offensive that was sparked by Hamas rocket fire.
NO SURPRISE HERE:
  • THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE PREDICTED.
  • JEWS WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA WERE DUPED.
  • JEWS WHO LIKE HILLARY WERE DUPED, TOO:
  • HILLARY CLINTON IS A SELF-SERVING EGOMANIAC WHO DIDN'T HAVE THE MORAL COURAGE TO DUMP HER PHILANERING HUBBY, WHO BASICALLY FELT THAT SHE'D RATHER BE A CHEATED-ON FIRST LADY AND A FIGURE-HEAD SECRETARY OF STATE THAN A PERSON OF HIGH CHARACTER.
SHE AND OBAMA ARE SCUM - ANTI-ISRAEL SCUM.

DISSENT ACCORDINGLY.

THIS WEEK ON THE GATHERING STORM

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, which WC and I cohost. The show broadcasts live every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

Callers welcome!

Our guests for the first half hour is Chaim of Freedom's Cost. For the second half hour, our guest is Elisabeth of Austria.

Listen to the February 27, 2009 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.
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UPCOMING SHOWS:
March 6: Mohammed Abdul and Sabir
March 13: Elmer's Brother
March 20: Dr. Paul L. Williams

HAMAS RESUMES ROCKET ATTACKS

One more reason why negotiations cannot continue with them, and why a protest must be raised against the Obama administration's willingness to talk with Hamas:
(IsraelNN.com) Gaza terrorists resumed their near-daily rocket fire on southern Israel Thursday morning with an attack on the nearby city of Sderot.

A short-range Kassam rocket exploded next to two houses in the Gaza Belt community at about 8:45 a.m., damaging both buildings and traumatizing a number of residents.

Several people were treated for severe emotional shock by Magen David Adom medics who raced to the scene following the attack. The house sustained considerable damage as a result of the rocket explosion.
Hamas has also been smuggling more Grad missiles into the Gaza strip. Ehud Barak, the outgoing defense minister, has parroted the tired declaration that a cease fire is on the way. Put a lid on it, please.

CNN SLANDERS WILDERS


"Al Qaeda" of The Netherlands? Are you kidding me?

Wilders is a sitting member of the Dutch Parliament, for Pete's sake!

H/T Weblog GeertWilders

View Wilders' Q & A in NYC @ Let's Get It Right

THE QUR'AN CHALLENGE



Hat Tip: FuckMohammad You Tube

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

IF YOU WANT KIDS, THEN DON'T BE AN ATHEIST, BE A FAITHIEST!

GLENN'S LINK...

American small businesses erupt over Obama's Stimulus plan

Christopher Gunn of the American Small Business League points out that the Union-only stipulations of the "Stimulus" package actually prevent 27 million small businesses from receiving funds!

As predicted by the [ASBL], President Barack Obama failed to make any reference of his plans to fix existing federal programs designed to direct federal infrastructure spending to America's 27 million small businesses during his address to Congress and the nation Tuesday night.

Top economic experts like Dr. Laura Tyson and Carly Fiorina have both acknowledged that directing federal infrastructure funds to small businesses would be the most effective way to stimulate our nation's failing economy and create jobs. Tyson is the former Chair of the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration and is currently an economic adviser to President Obama. Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a former McCain campaign economic advisor.

According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, 98 percent of all American firms have less than 100 employees, 90 percent of all firms in the U.S. have less than 20 employees and those firms are responsible for over 97 percent of all new jobs in America... The stimulus bill signed last week by President Obama was designed primarily to create and preserve jobs. Yet not one line of the bill contains specific language to direct any of the stimulus bill's spending to the 98 percent of American firms that create over 97 percent of all new jobs.

In the absence of legislative language to specifically direct the billions of dollars in stimulus bill spending to small businesses, over 90 percent of all prime contracts from the stimulus bill will likely go to the top 2 percent of U.S. firms. This would seem to run contrary to the bill's stated mission of creating jobs.

Precisely.

And since Union bigwigs control the modern Democrat Party, it's counsel that's certain to be ignored.

Just like the Democratic Congress ignored the pleas of small businesses when the Porkies crafted the "Stimulus" package.

National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, is calling on Congress to pass a six-month payroll tax holiday as part of any economic stimulus package considered by Congress in the upcoming weeks...

Tax cuts? Simply because they worked for JFK, Reagan and Bush 43?

That's just crazy talk.



MITT WOULD'VE BEATEN OBAMA


  • HAD MITT GOTTEN THE NOMINATION, HE WOULD HAVE WON.
  • OBAMA WAS BEHIND MCCAIN UNTIL THE FINANCIAL MARKETS CRASHED.
  • MITT WOULD HAVE SOARED AT THAT POINT, AND HIS ECONOMIC EXPERTIZE WOULD HAVE MEANT HE WOULD HAVE SHINED - AND FAR OUT-SHINED OBAMA.
  • I HOPE MITT WINS IT IN 2012, AND JINDAL BECOMES HIS VEEP.
  • THEN JINDAL-CANTOR IN 2020.
POLITICO THINKS MITT IS THE GOP FRONTRUNNER; (VIA MEMEORANDUM).

NATCH: THE GOP ALWAYS SEEMS TO GIVE IT TO THE NEXT GUY IN LINE...

(ER UM... MAYBE THAT MEANS PALIN!?!?)

















I THINK MITT WOULD KICK OBAMA'S ASS IN 2012 - IF THE COUNTRY SURVIVES THAT LONG!

CARBON CREDITS AND CAP&TRADE ARE BURDENSOME SCAMS WHICH ACCOMPLISH NOTHING BENEFICIAL TO HUMANITY

SEE HERE.

NOTE: CO2 HAS GONE UP DESPITE ALL THESE SCAMS. HENCE: THEY'RE SCAMS. THEY ONLY BENEFIT THE SCAMMERS AND THE GOVERNMENT COLLECTING TAXES.

DON'T BE DUPED.

DISSENT ACCORDINGLY.

OBAMA, ABESS AND REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH


CNN:
More than two dozen guests joined first lady Michelle Obama at the president's speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.
Leonard Abess Jr. was recognized by President Obama during Tuesday's State of the Nation speech.

Leonard Abess Jr. was recognized by President Obama during Tuesday's State of the Nation speech.

One person on the first lady's guest list was Leonard Abess Jr., a Miami banker who received a $60 million bonus from the proceeds from the sale of shares of City National Bank in Florida and gave it out to his 399 workers and 72 former workers.

During his speech, President Obama said Abess didn't tell anyone about his generosity, but when the local newspaper found out, Abess simply said, "I knew some of these people since I was 7 years old. I didn't feel right getting the money myself."

Abess demonstrates the kind of "responsibility" the president has called for from high-profile financial CEOs, the White House said.

Obama contrasted Abess' story with the greed that he said got the country into the problems it faces now.
WHAT ABESS DID WAS ADMIRABLE. BUT ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS VOLUNTARY.
  • OBAMA WOULD LIKE ALL WEALTHY PEOPLE TO GIVE AWAY ALL THEIR MONEY.
  • AND HE'D REALLY REALLY LIKE TO USE THE COERCIVE POWER OF THE STATE TO FORCE THEM TO.
  • IT'S CALLED REDISTRIBUTION.
  • AND OBAMA IS TRYING TO DO JUST THAT.
  • SEE BELOW.

PIGS FLY: AP CALLS OUT OBAMA ON HIS BLATANT FALSEHOODS


LAST NIGHT OBAMA LIED.

AND THE AP WROTE ABOUT IT. EXCERPT:

A look at some of his assertions:

OBAMA: "We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages. It's a plan that won't help speculators or that neighbor down the street who bought a house he could never hope to afford, but it will help millions of Americans who are struggling with declining home values."

THE FACTS: If the administration has come up with a way to ensure money only goes to those who got in honest trouble, it hasn't said so.

OBAMA LIED. SEVERAL TIMES. CHECK THEM ALL OUT.

MORE EVIDENCE THAT BIDEN IS PRE-ALZHEIMER'S



WE'VE BEEN ARGUING THIS FOR A WHILE. IT'S SAD, REALLY...

WHAT REDISTRIBUTED WEALTH LOOKS LIKE

This smiling lad was photographed in Zimbabwe a few months ago. He certainly looks happy. Look at all that money he has!

And if you look closely, you can see that those are 200,000 dollar bills! He is carrying tens of millions of dollars.

He is the happy beneficiary of Robert Mugabe's program designed to redistribute the wealth of Zimbabwe in what Mugabe and his henchman think is a more equitable manner.

The only problem is, those Zimbabwe dollars are worthless. The smiling beggar is carrying about what it will take him to buy a small loaf of bread.

What you are looking at is the ultimate result of redistributionist policies such as those President Obama wishes to impose on the United States. This is what failure to stop Obama's radical socialist program may mean.

"AMERICA INVENTED THE CAR": IF GEORGE W BUSH HAD SAID THAT HE'D A BEEN RIDICULED

OBAMA FLUNKS HISTORY. AGAIN.

HE'S A DOLT AT GEOGRAPHY, TOO.

JERK.

HE KNOWS MUSLIM PRAYTERS BY HEART, THOUGH...

HE REALLY IS A SOCIALIST, JUST LIKE WE SAID: Obama intent on bringing back the welfare state - by soaking the rich

















WE TOLD YOU SO:


NYTimes: Obama Budget Taxes Richest to Help Pay for Health Care
WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose further tax increases on the affluent to help pay for his promise to make health care more accessible and affordable, administration officials said on Wednesday.

That plan, coming after recent years in which more wealth became concentrated at the top of the income scale, introduces a politically volatile new edge to the emerging Congressional debate over the new president’s top domestic priorities.


Mr. Obama will also propose in the budget outline he releases on Thursday to use revenues from the centerpiece of his environmental policy — a plan under which companies will have to purchase permits to exceed pollution emission caps — to pay for an extension of a two-year tax credit that benefits low and middle-income people.

The combined effect of the two proposals, on top of Mr. Obama’s existing plan to roll back the Bush-era income tax reductions on upper-income households, would be a pronounced move to redistribute wealth and reimpose a substantially larger share of the tax burden on the most affluent taxpayers.

REPEAT:
The combined effect of the two proposals, on top of Mr. Obama’s existing plan to roll back the Bush-era income tax reductions on upper-income households, would be a pronounced move to redistribute wealth and reimpose a substantially larger share of the tax burden on the most affluent taxpayers.

REPEAT:
The combined effect of the two proposals, on top of Mr. Obama’s existing plan to roll back the Bush-era income tax reductions on upper-income households, would be a pronounced move to redistribute wealth and reimpose a substantially larger share of the tax burden on the most affluent taxpayers.

REPEAT: "a pronounced move to redistribute wealth"
REPEAT: "a pronounced move to redistribute wealth"
REPEAT: "a pronounced move to redistribute wealth
"

AND THAT'S THE FREAKIN VERDICT OF THE NTYIMES FA CRYIN OUT TEARS!

THIS IS SOCIALISM.

JUST LIKE JOE THE PLUMBER SAID.

  • THIS WILL BE JUST AS BAD AN ECONOMIC AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER HERE AS IT HAS BEEN IN NORTH KOREA, CUBA, THE USSR, RED CHINA, AND ZIMBABWE.
  • SOCIALISM JUST DOESN'T DELIVER THE GOODS. IT NEVER HAS; IT NEVER WILL.
  • SOCIALISM IS THE ROAD TO SERFDOM.
  • AND OBAMA JUST PUT THE PEDDLE TO THE METAL.
  • SICKENING.

WE MUST REVOLT.

DISSENT ACCORDINGLY.

*******UPDATE:
A PREDICTION: THE MARKETS CRASH TOMORROW.

OBAMA'S MARXIST THUG COUSIN




The "Butcher of Kenya", Raila Odinga, and the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, met today in Nairobi. As the above video indicates, Obama was quite instrumental in having his vicious cousin obtain the PM's post by fraud, coercion, manipulation and murder! (H/T Gateway Pundit)

This is a very interesting development for two reasons:

1. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel took a vacation in December to Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, traveling with his wife, Amy, their three children and friends. Coincidentally, at a time when the Supreme Court had just heard/was still entertaining petitions regarding Obama's birth certificate.

2. Odinga could quite easily become the middle man between the savage Mullahs in Iran and the Obama administration, as they seek to betray & abandon Israel, while they suck up to the Mothership of Terror in Tehran!

Odinga is a hybrid politically. A Marxist by profession who has a son named Fidel who cut a deal with Muslim jihadists in Kenya in order to force himself into power.

Does this sound eerily familiar to anyone???

18TH ISRAELI KNESSET



(IsraelNN.com) Thirty-one new MKs and 89 veterans, accompanied by their invited guests, heard the addresses of President Shimon Peres and Acting Speaker Michael Eitan open the first session of the 18th Knesset, as they pledged to uphold the laws of the State.

The session opened on Tuesday afternoon with King David's Psalm 121, Shir LaMaalot, sung by the Moran-Beit Yitzchak children’s choir and composed by popular Jewish music singer Yosef Kardoner. The choir, comprising many children of immigrants from Ethiopia, later also sang “Song of the Journey to the Land of Israel.”

President Shimon Peres gave the opening address, expressing his hopes that the incoming government would be able to solve problems such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, poverty, bureaucracy, and more. He also noted his request, and that of “most of the MKs with whom I met,” that Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu form a national unity government.

The session ended with the singing of the national anthem, HaTikvah: “Our hope is not yet lost, the hope of two thousand years, to be a free people in our land, the land of Zion and Jerusalem.” (Read entire article)

*If the video does not load, click here.



GILDERS ROCKING THE BIG APPLE



Source: Atlas Shrugs

More photos can be found @ Urban Infidel

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

HOW FITTING: OBAMA GIVES SPEECH PROMISING EVEN MORE SPENDING ON FAT TUESDAY




THE BINGE IS ON BABY! AND ON FAT TUESDAY! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!




Can someone please at least get him to give up socialism for Lent!?!?!?



Jindal's speech was much better. Warmer. Straighter. More sound.

I think that Obama just lost the 2012 election to Jindal - THE GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA - HOME OF MARDI GRAS!

I ONLY hope the country survives Obama and lasts that long!

SERIOUSLY: I use the word commie to describe Obama very advisedly: when he says he wants to refoirm healthcare socialism is what he means.

He wants the average voter to think that under his plan the OTHER guy will pay for your heathcare.

But the fact is you will be paying for the other guy's!

THERE'S A SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE SURE CONGRESS DOESN'T FU*K UP THE WHOLE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM:

WE JUST GOTTA MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE FORCED TO GO ON ANY PLAN THEY COME UP WITH!

YUP: THEY HAVE TO GIVE UP THEIR FEDERAL PLANS FOR THE REFORM THEY OFFER US PEONS!

THAT WILL KILL IT DEAD IN ITS TRACKS.

(AND YOU KNOW HOW WE COULD MAKE SURE THE PORKULUS PLAN IS EFFECTIVE? APPOINT JOE THE PLUMBER AS STIMULUS CZAR INSTEAD OF CLUELESS JOE BIDEN.)

Let my People Go! (Where's my Parachute?)

It is not merely as bad as it seems--after reading 'A Fatal Trajectory' from the esteemed Thomas Sowell, I am now convinced that it is far worse!

For example:

.... It took only two nuclear bombs to get Japan to surrender--and the Japanese of that era were far tougher than most Americans today. Just one bomb--dropped on New York, Chicago or Los Angeles--might be enough to get us to surrender.

If we are still made of sterner stuff than it looks like, then it might take two or maybe even three or four nuclear bombs, but we will surrender.

It doesn't matter if we retaliate and kill millions of innocent Iranian civilians--at least it will not matter to the fanatics in charge of Iran or the fanatics in charge of the international terrorist organizations that Iran supplies.

Ultimately, it all comes down to who is willing to die and who is not.

How did we get to this point? It was no single thing.

The dumbing down of our education, the undermining of moral values with the fad of "non-judgmental" affectations, the denigration of our nation through poisonous propaganda from the movies to the universities. The list goes on and on.

The trajectory of our course leads to a fate that would fully justify despair. The only saving grace is that even the trajectory of a bullet can be changed by the wind.

We have been saved by miraculous good fortune before in our history. The overwhelming military and naval expedition that Britain sent to New York to annihilate George Washington's army was totally immobilized by a vast impenetrable fog that allowed the Americans to escape. That is how they ended up in Valley Forge.

In the World War II naval battle of Midway, if things had not happened just the way they did, at just the time they did, the American naval force would not only have lost, but could have been wiped out by the far larger Japanese fleet.

Over the years, we have had our share of miraculous deliverances. But that our fate today depends on yet another miracle is what can turn pessimism to despair.

Meanwhile, Victor Davis Hanson makes a good case that our collective plight is no mere coincidence (emphasis mine):

I don't understand why, after Obama's brilliant campaign, some are surprised about his conduct in office. From the Wall Street panic instilled by Obama's gloom and doom rhetoric and Europeanization proposals, to the sloppy nominations of serial tax dodgers, to the surprise that the Bush 'shred the Constitution' protocols — hope and change rhetoric aside — were mostly adopted by Obama, it is as if the professional on the campaign trail is mysteriously stumbling after assuming office.

Two observations: It is a lot easier to serially blame Bush than to conduct governance (raising taxes to new highs in recent memory while serially nominating to high office tax dodgers isn't wise); and, more importantly, the media simply were advocates rather than disinterested journalists. They did us all a disservice by not collating Obama's soaring rhetoric and metamorphoses against his actual record and past statements, giving a pass to a gaffe-prone Biden in a way not true of Palin, and thinking that trashing Bush was synonymous with offering a practical antithesis.

Even if such overt bias did not, in itself, affect the outcome of the election (and I think it did), it proved to be a terrible thing for both us and the future President, since we never really vetted our President. The media gave him the impression that in times of controversy that he can simply go back into campaign mode, do the town meeting thing, and once more hope-and-change his way out of answering tough questions and explaining ideas to those who are deeply skeptical of their utility. Unfortunately, the world's thugs abroad, markets, Wall Street, etc. don't care much for what the American media says, only what they think Obama is really trying to do or not to do.

I think we are going to see a gradual hangover among the journalists from their 2008 binge, followed by a sort of anger on the part of Team Obama that for the first time in its history their in-house media is not so mesmerized as in the past.

(Many well-paid elite journalists, after all, have lost another 10-20% of their portfolios since January 20, and in high-state-tax places like California and New York, along with federal tax rates returning to 39-40%, and FICA caps coming off higher incomes, will soon be looking at ca. 70% of their incomes going to new bites from federal, state, FICA, and Medicare taxes. Journalists can't go the Daschle/Geithner/Rangel route, but perhaps may not be content with the "patriotic" pats from the White House.)

This Obama/press break-up, like all infatuations gone bad, won't be pretty on either side. In the meantime the recepient dĂȘmos seems as happy with Obama's new deal as markets are skittish.

Count me as one person who is not saddened that the serial destruction that the Democrats' cheerleaders in big media have wrought on our Republic is now coming back to haunt them; if ever there was evidence of "what goes around comes around"--big media's collapse would be a perfect ironical ending to years of their ever-intensifying treachery and propagandizing. I won't be losing any sleep over that one.

Speaking of treachery, did you see the story today on Drudge about Washington State sending out 250,000 separate ONE DOLLAR food stamps this week?? All courtesy of the gigantic blank stimulus checks that Obama's catastrophic pork monstrosity issued to irresponsible (i.e. mostly Democrat) State legislatures and Cities. Man, I cannot wait for that new Frisbee golf course in Austin: all $886,000 of it... Woo hoo!

A dollar in food stamps, 250K of them sent out, each with a .40 stamp--now that is "change" you can believe in: pocket change. When Obama ran on a platform of "Hope" at the time even I did not interpret that slogan to mean "Hope for a miracle..." Yet this realistically is where we find ourselves.

President Bush: would you consider an encore performance? If we apologized and begged?

So, yes--tonight I find myself looking for a parachute. But who knows; maybe Bobby Jindal can somehow make some lemonade out of all these lemons. Notwithstanding that in less than one month Mr. Obama has already left us one enormous pile of lemons. And that pile is growing at an unprecedented--unheard of--exponential rate, greater than any spender in all of Presidential history... in fact this one bill had enough pork to have funded the last eight years of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And then some.

What really sent me over the top was listening to Obama the other day talk about "cutting" this massive deficit he "inherited" (this means by raising your taxes)--in a speech where he used the word "crisis" some 46 times in less than 10 minutes.

The facts, naturally are a bit different: if you consider that Obama "inherited" a deficit of $740 billion from Bush, which in less than a month has grown to about 3 trillion (if you count the interest--otherwise it has only doubled in one month to a mere $1.2 trillion -- but with health care "reform" and bank bailouts still to come...). In all, our reality and humility-bereft orator-in-chief has truly done a remarkable job in making that "inheritance" explode...

Jesus was said to have taken a couple of loafs of bread and fed ten thousand people with it. Our current "messiah" seems to be going the other direction: he has taken a loaf of bread and reduced its long-term future value to about one ten-thousandth of what started with--in just 4 weeks! You can almost make book on it: every time he or Geithner open their mouth, the Dow drops another 500 points. The Dow has lost half of its value...since the election.

The markets don't listen to the preaching of the New York Times or MSNBC--they deal with the real world.

At the rate our country is disintegrating, I'll take Pharaoh over this "messiah".

OBAMA CONTINUES TO DROP IN THE POLLS - ESPECIALLY AMONG INDEPENDENTS



GALLUP HAS THE NUMBERS. (VIA MEMEORANDUM)
  • OBAMA HAS DOUBLED HIS NEGATIVES AND SLIPS STEADILY ON ALL HIS POSITIVES.
  • OBAMA IS IN FREE-FALL: I HAVE SPOKEN TO MANY DEMOCRATS IN NYC WHO ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED AND ANGRY WITH OBAMA.
  • IF HE DOESN'T DO WELL TONIGHT THEN HIS PRESIDENCY IS OVER.
MY PREDICTION: JINDAL OUTSHINES OBAMA AND WINS THE 2012 RACE TONIGHT!

MEAN, DIRTY & NASTY

Excerpts from Politico's interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney.

"When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.

Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”

“The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.”

Cheney said “the ultimate threat to the country” is “a 9/11-type event where the terrorists are armed with something much more dangerous than an airline ticket and a box cutter – a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind” that is deployed in the middle of an American city.

“That’s the one that would involve the deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of people, and the one you have to spend a hell of a lot of time guarding against,” he said.

“I think there’s a high probability of such an attempt. Whether or not they can pull it off depends whether or not we keep in place policies that have allowed us to defeat all further attempts, since 9/11, to launch mass-casualty attacks against the United States.” (
Read entire article here)

Monday, February 23, 2009

WORLD MARKETS IN FULL PANIC MODE, SO WHERE'S OBAMA!?!?

NYTIMES/AP: Asia Markets Fall Amid Relentless Financial Fears
Asian stock markets tumbled Tuesday, with Hong Kong's benchmark down nearly 4 percent, after relentless fears about the financial system and world economy drove Wall Street to its worst finish in more than a decade.

Every major market shuddered from losses across a range of sectors, from banks to technology firms, exporters and commodities, wiping out solid gains from the previous day. News that Nomura Holdings, Japan's biggest brokerage, will sell new shares to raise more than $3 billion to restore capital added to worries that troubles in the financial sector are far from over.
"RELENTLESS FINANCIAL FEARS" IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING PANIC.
  • WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE WHICH PARTIALLY FUELED THE OIL BUBBLE, AND THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE.
  • IF OBAMA WERE A REAL LEADER HE'D BE INSPIRING CONFIDENCE - THAT WOULD LEAD TO AN IMMEDIATE INCREASE IN CONSUMER SPENDING AND START THE RECOVERY.
  • BUT HE'S A PHONY; AN INEXPERIENCED SHILL FOR THE CHICAGO MACHINE, AND THEY'RE ALL IN WAY OVER THEIR HEADS.
  • TOO BAD WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR 2010 FOR THE ADULTS TO GET A SEAT AT THE TABLE.
A HUGE TAX CUT FOR BUSINESSES AND INVESTORS WOULD TURN THINGS AROUND, BUT OBAMA IS TOO MUCH OF A LEFTWING IDEOLOGUE TO TRY IT.

IF YOU HAD NEXT TO NO INTEREST IN THE OSCARS, THEN YOU ARE NOT IN THE MINORITY



The Oscars were watched by 35 million people in the USA.

270 million did not watch.

Most never even saw a single movie nominated p ior maybe just one.

So... why do people care what actors say or do, which candidates they support?

They don't. We don't.

What makes Hollywood powerful politically is not their broad reach, but the fact that - like the MSM - there's a critical segment of the population which DOES pay attention to them: the centrist/moderate/independent swing voter who is generally not paying close attention to current events, but does just before the BIG EVENTS: Oscars and elections and the like.

These people are influenced by the tenor of what they see, the mood, the general prevailing tone. By who the late night EMCEE's are ridiculing. By who the stars in Hollywood look up to. And so on. Clooney and Angelina and Katie and Oprah are the cool kids in high school they wanna be "in" with when it counts.

For the GOP and conservatism to grow, it's got to be able to find a way to reach these voters.

That means making more TV shows and movies, and getting more conservative stars to come out publicly, and by continuing to ridicule the MSM.

These voters broke for Obama. In 2010, we gotta make them break for the GOP.

Getting famous people to ridicule the leftist elite in mass media is how.

When Obama is a the punchline of the joke of the day WE WILL HAVE WON.
OBAMA: "How do you make a million in the stock market? Start with a billion!"