January 23, 2010
Warning... You must stay for a fight scene that makes West Side Story look like The Guns of Navarone.
Actually, he doesn't look very happy in that photo...does he?
This post might seem a little unfair, but according to Germany's Der Spiegel, in an article entitled The World Bids Farewell to Obama (see it HERE):
"US President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday. With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is THE END OF HOPE [!]"
Now, I don't want to be a Grumpy Gus, but the end of hope is the beginning of hopelessness. Just a cursory glance at the exhibition of hopelessness in Germany in the mid 20th century would lead one to think that German MSM drones would be more prudent in their word selection.
First, German hopelessness followed Germany's destruction in the 1914-1918 War. Then it led to other things, like squirming decadence and economic calamity, and its pictorial apex in German Expressionism, which makes the work of Val Luten seem like the work of Peter Max.
Then there was Albert Speer and Leni to revive grandiosity and hope, the little matter of their patrons, and their peccadillo today called World War II, and its vast charnel houses.
If there's one single thing for which I would condemn the blathering buffoon in The White House, it's the thing which cloaks all his other escapades and orthodoxies - the abuse of language in the manipulation and perpetuation of the romantic, fantastic mood already responsible for the pickles we're in. His avalanche of BS does nothing but expand the stupidity and further poison common language. The fool is a dangerous fool. He doesn't communicate, he has an act.
The painting, by the way, is by the hopeless German painter, George Grosz. It's entitled I Am Glad I Came Back, and was painted in 1943 as an allegory about the world of death loosed by German fascism.
Can the government suppress free speech critical of elected politicians? In the home of the First Amendment, that may seem an unusual question to pose. But that was the question before the Supreme Court this week, as it handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a ban on corporations and labor unions using money from their general funds to produce and air campaign ads in races for Congressional and presidential races. Also overturned was a ban on corporations and unions airing campaign ads 30 days before primary or 60 days before general election.
The case in question dates back to January 2008, when the conservative non-profit group Citizens United produced a documentary critical of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton titled Hillary: The Movie. When the Federal Election commission used the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law to limit Citizen United’s ability to advertise the film during the 2008 presidential primaries, the group sued to protest the restriction on free speech.
This week, the Supreme Court ruled in Citizen United’s favor. In so doing, it won approval from free-speech advocates and strident criticism from many on the political Left.
Bear in mind that this was a "bitterly contested," 5-4 split decision.
It all started with David Bossie, "a veteran Republican campaign operative who made his mark investigating the Clintons, thought his group could offer a conservative answer to Michael Moore’s successful films. After Moore’s 'Fahrenheit 9/11' premiered in 2004, Bossie’s Citizens United group released 'Celsius 41.11.'And after it became clear that Bossie’s longtime enemy Hillary Rodham Clinton would run for president, Citizens United released another flick: 'Hillary: The Movie.' Featuring a who’s-who cast of right-wing commentators, the 2008 film takes viewers on a savaging journey through Clinton’s scandals. The sole compliment about the then-senator comes from conservative firebrand Ann Coulter: 'Looks good in a pantsuit.' But 'Hillary: The Movie' never became a blockbuster. The Federal Election Commission restricted Citizens United’s ability to advertise the film during the 2008 primary season, a decision that Bossie and other conservative activists saw as a threat to their freedom of speech. 'The marketplace for my movie was completely and totally shut down by the Federal Election Commission,' Bossie said in an interview Thursday. So he sued -- and thus was born Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
"Bossie said Ted Olson was 'singularly responsible for our winning this case.' Olson transformed the case from a narrow one about McCain-Feingold to an assault on the law's constitutionality, helping crystallize the issue for the justices. When the Supreme Court first heard the case in March, Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm L. Stewart, representing the FEC --" this is Obama's lawyer "-- was pulled into a discussion of an issue that took him down a slippery slope: If the movie were a book, would the government ban publishing the book if it mentioned a candidate for office within the election timeframe?" And this guy representing the FEC said, yes, the government would ban the book, and the justices shot up, stood up and said what the hell are you talking about. 'That's pretty incredible,' Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. Then came questions about electronic devices such as the Kindle. 'If it has one name, one use of the candidate's name, it would be covered, correct?' Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked. 'That's correct,' Stewart replied. 'It's a 500-page book, and at the end it says, 'And so vote for X,' the government could ban that?' Roberts asked." The government lawyer said yes. He had to. If he's going to ban a movie, he's gotta be consistent. "Bossie said this was the argument that turned a majority of the bench against the FEC and in favor of Citizens United."
Justices Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Kennedy and Thomas supported the reversal of the lower courts decision. Opposed were Breyer, Ginsburg, Stevens and Sotomayor. It is frightening to think that only one vote made the difference; that four out of nine Supreme Court Justices have so little regard for Constitutional freedoms (except of course for criminals and terrorists).
From the WashPost article, Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm L. Stewart, representing the FEC, doomed the government's case:
"That sent a chill down the Supreme Court," Bossie said. The argument became a "point of demarcation."
Citizens United spent about $1.25 million in legal fees on the case -- so much, Bossie said, that it "makes you cry."
But, he said, it was worth every dollar.
"We have been trying to defend our First Amendment rights for many, many years," Bossie said. "We brought the case hoping that this would happen. . . . to defeat McCain-Feingold."
And why was this so important? Our freedom is under seige from socialists and their corrupt union allies. Read what SEIU President Andy Stern had to say about the 2008 Presidential elections and how one union alone can make a diffference:
As the most junior member of the Goomba News Network far be it from me to make recommendations on how this operation conducts itself, but we may want to consider a permanent sidebar feature for freedom loving organizations like Citizens United who spend enormous amounts of money to defend us in the nation's High Courts. They need our financial support to continue this critical work. We can carp all we want on blogs and letters to the editor, but those who are in the trenches doing the Lord's work need the wherewithal to pursue these cases.
"We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama -- $60.7 million to be exact -- and we're proud of it."
The behemoth labor organization's leadership is getting its money's worth. Whether rank-and-file workers and ordinary taxpayers are profiting from this ultimate campaign pay-for-play scheme is another matter entirely.
The two-million-member union, which represents both government and private service employees, proudly claimed that its workers "knocked on 1.87 million doors, made 4.4 million phone calls and sent more than 2.5 million pieces of mail in support of Obama." It dispatched SEIU leaders to seven states in the final weekend before the election to get out the vote for Obama and other Democrats.
Through a series of local chapter takeovers and bully campaigns to destroy the reputation of executives who refuse to submit to their will, Stern and his scandal-plagued lieutenants have consolidated low-skill service workers to create a 21st century labor empire. The ubiquitous Stern now enjoys a prominent seat at the table of every major policy discussion at the White House, including economic recovery and health care radicalization.
January 22, 2010
A great post on a serious subject. Please read the above article.
Then, come back and read my Comedic rewrite below. Think Demo-rat.
Parasitic infections have afflicted human kind from the dawn of pre-history and will continue to do so essentially as long as there are humans on this planet who form communities or Nations; due to the fact that Socialist parasites are highly develop forms of life that have become adapted to living off their host Nation since they cannot themselves provide their own sustenance and food. In some cases they utilize a particular host Nation, but in many cases the host Nation is just a non intentional bystander population in life cycle that needs to be completed in order for the propagation and survival of the particular Leftist parasitic species. Interestingly enough America, this great land of ours is probably one of the few places in our world that enjoys the lowest incidence of Leftist infections and furthermore a low count of truly harmful Socialist parasites to the host Nation. However, do not let that fool you, because although many of the North American Leftists do not cause death in the short term, they should not be underestimated for survivability. Look at Robert "Klan" Byrd (D).
In fact even an average run of the mill Democratic administration (if there is such a thing) can and will debilitate it’s host Nation and will use "Social justice" to render them immune-compromised by eating away the nutrients and leaving their own toxic concoctions like, ACORN, "Climate change", MSNBC, and The New York Times in the host.
In common Entitlement infections the host will be providing the nutritional diet, shelter, and in many cases the ideal environment for the "Victim population" to live and thrive; this costs the host Nation in terms of survivability. An Illegal Alien infection can certainly complicate the survival aspects of a countries human beings, thereby diminishing and or completely eliminating the survival possibility of the Nation within days, months or even years (in best scenario cases) of a Open Borders infection.
Today with our advanced Constitutional science and provisions contained within; getting a Democratic infection and surviving it is highly likely due to the advancements we have had and in the knowledge gained in the last 100 years or so of how Progressive parasites infect their hosts in a Election cyclic manner. Two, Four, Six, Twenty Years and once in a while a whole lifetime.
Socialist infections can and will weaken the individual, and the Entitlement parasites will live and use their host Nation as their own personal ticket to the “Good Life” in this case living rent free, with an all you can eat buffets in the best environment for growth and reproduction.
Democratic infections can be avoided by following basic steps. Vote with your head. Not with you crotch. If a politician is , like WOW, a rock star, Run, it's a trap.
Limited Constitutional government people. It is there for a reason.
(Haven't I seen this guy before?)
Inside the coach, her large, luxurious body pitching and rolling like a steamed suet pudding in a muslin bag, sat Lady Hillary. Across from her, snoozing, lolled the vulpine Carville. The shadows cast on Carville's face by the dim carbide gas lamp gave him the appearance of man at some stage of transformation into a possum. Outside, Berger whimpered in the wet, cold night air.
Why, Lady Hillary thought, had she brought that freckled, red-faced, bilious wad along on this mission? Because Lord William had insisted. Something might have to be stolen, he said. Lord William also insisted upon Begala, even with his inexpert hand with horses and his episodic delusions of importance. Even Sir Robert Gibbs, with his encrustation of conceit, his mental incontinence and un-baked cookie face was more impressive than Begala.
And Carville? She wanted Carville, but not in the usual way. That was out of the question, as attractive as he was to her. He would simply come in handy when there was dirty work to be done. The rancorous half-man Carville held a canine sense of loyalty, and also like a dog was unable to comprehend the shabbiness of its masters but would kill in their defense. Some said he'd been a Marine, and some also said he was the best reason to keep heterosexuals out of the military.
Yes, Carville was useful, and the words "primary challenge" rolled like tiny, velvet feather pillows, back and forth, inside Lady Hillary's skull. The year was 2012. The man to be deposed was....Lord Soros would understand. He had to. He would be made to understand. There was a world to subdue, and she and Soros would subdue it...
Tennessee - in the crapper but, thoughtful as ever, they brought their own Tidy Bowl.
NASHVILLE — After a slight drop in November, Tennessee's unemployment rate increased to 10.9 percent in December, the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced today.
North Carolina - was circling the drain ... Success! Now down the drain.
[...]The statewide jobless figure reached 11.2 percent in December, representing the loss of 2,400 jobs during the month, the N.C. Employment Security Commission reported this morning. It's the highest jobless rate since the state began tracking the figure in 1976 using the current methodology.
Nevada - It was a crap shoot and it came up snake eyes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State officials say Nevada's unemployment rate rose in December to 13 percent.That was up seven-tenths of a percent from November, and begins to approach the 13.3 percent record set in September.
Illinois - Abandon Hope All Ye Who Work Here.
Illinois lost more than 237,000 jobs in the past year, including nearly 71,000 manufacturing jobs, helping drive the December unemployment rate to 11.1 percent, the state employment agency reported today.
Hope N' Change is spreading all over the Nation.
The report said all 50 states had an unemployment rate in December that was higher than a year earlier. Michigan again had the highest rate of unemployment at 14.6%.
Maybe metastasizing is a better word.
McDonalds's apologizes after leaving pig out of toy collection.
Singapore - Fast-food giant McDonald's on Friday apologized to Singaporeans and said it would bring a pig to its latest toy collection after the decision to leave the animal out stirred a controversy in the Chinese-dominated city-state.
Just ahead of the Chinese New Year in mid-February, McDonald's had released a set of 12 soft toys representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac calendar.
However, the fast-food chain left out the pig and replaced it with the love god cupid as Valentine's Day also falls in February, arguing that the company did not want to offend Muslims.
But the decision raised protests among Chinese Singaporeans who argued on internet forums that it would not make sense to collect the toys without the pig included because it was part of Chinese culture.
'We're sorry and we're grateful,' McDonald's said in an advertisement in Friday's edition of the Straits Times newspaper, adding, 'It was never our intention to offend anyone.'
As requested by customers, it would bring the pig into the collection in mid-April, owing to its production schedule, the company said.
Muslims writing in Internet forums were relaxed about the whole issue and said the fast-food chain had overreacted.
'It is just a toy,' one wrote.
Whatever your views are on abortion, Roe v. Wade was and is a constititutional abomination. Not one of my liberal professors in law school would defend it on the merits. Oh, but they liked the result ... and that's what really counts to them. Some even admitted it.
You can trace a lot of America's national political dysfunction to the force-feeding of abortion into the national political discourse. The founders intended no such thing. Thus, the Roe Court had to find its way in the shade (or was it the shadows?) of the "penumbra".
Because of Roe, every national election now has to factor in the pro life vs. pro-choice vote. It's a shame. I am pro-life, but I firmly believe that each state should be allowed to find its own way on this. Can you imagine how conservatives would own the political landscape in this center-right country without the most contentious moral/political issue of our day in each election? It would be fabulous.
And if California were to see it different than Texas, so be it. A lot of states would restrict or even prohibit abortions. Others wouldn't. That's the beauty of our federal system. It allows for local control where a constitutional right is not implicated. As a result of allowing our system to work, we would have a real-life study in which way works best ... in protecting women, preventing abortions, and taking care of children. In such a system where local control is paramount, liberty thrives and the nation finds out what works in a way that respects the rights of citizens to make important decisions impacting their lives.
So, whenever you hear some one talking about Roe "legalizing" abortion, please correct them. This is not what the decision did. Rather, the decision took away the power of states to legislate meaningfully -- to perhaps restrict, maybe not -- on the subject of abortion. Some states would legalize abortion, and others would not. Roe fundamentally limits debate, and ultimately freedom.
Abortion is a tough issue that touches many of us at the core level. But the hard left knows it can't win this debate on the merits. So, it backs unprincipled actions like Roe that take the debate off the table.
But the spirit of liberty, the pursuit of happiness ... and life ... that still flows through the veins of Americans will keep coming, fighting, and pressing on, until our Declaration of Independence is once again honored in the nation's highest court.
Intel Chief Admits Dropping Ball on Christmas Plot, 'New Mistake' Inevitable. Blames Bush Administration.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, in a candid assessment of what went wrong before and after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight, said he had wrongly caved to external "pressure" to trim the no-fly list and even admitted the intelligence community would probably drop the ball in the future.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, in a candid assessment of what went wrong before and after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas, said he had wrongly caved to external "pressure" to trim the no-fly list and even admitted the intelligence community would probably drop the ball in the future.
The visibly frustrated director spoke Wednesday alongside other top officials in a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The intelligence director as well as Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, both said at the outset that the system failed and they are making changes to correct it.
In one specific criticism, Blair said suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should have been questioned by the recently created High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG. As he explained the need to use the interrogation unit for such cases in the future, he made an offhand remark that carried a touch of defeatism.
"We'll make a new mistake. We won't make that one," he said.
It was one of several startlingly blunt remarks from the intelligence chief.
In another exchange, Blair expressed disappointment that so many leaks about who knew what when have emerged in the course of the internal review.
"I wish people would just shut the hell up," he said.
Blair also said criteria for adding people to the government's "no fly" list was too legalistic. He said that in recent years there has been pressure to shrink rather than expand the list because of a cascade of complaints from people getting "hassled" by authorities.
"Why are you searching grandmothers?" was a too-common refrain, he said.
Though the Obama administration has since moved to expand the list in the wake of the terror attempt, Blair said analysts were being told to cast a "very fishy eye" on including more names for "several years before 2008."
His assessment was essentially a repudiation of the way the United States has been processing this information for years. Since the Christmas episode, the list has been expanded, he said.
January 21, 2010
Air America has posted a statement on the company's Web site that it is ceasing live programming operations as of Thursday afternoon. At the radio company's Web site, there is this notice: "It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of business."
In the statement, the "very difficult economic environment" is said to have impacted Air America's business, along with the past year's "perfect storm" of falling revenues affecting media.
...Let's not forget suck a$$ politics in heapin' helpin's, low down small minded twits who prove right in front of our faces that leftist policy is the death of commerce. Bankrupt morally way before the cash ran out, lets us give thanks the small minds have got their due...
Brown Victory = Brown Pants in the Democrat Party
From The Times Online
Fear and recrimination ricocheted through the Democratic Party today after the loss of a safe Senate seat left Congressmen feeling none of them was secure in the upcoming midterm elections.
Barbara Boxer, a Democratic senator for California, confirmed the sense of alarm spreading through the party. “Every state is now in play,” she told Politico.
Tuesday night’s Massachusetts by-election defeat, in one of the most liberal states in America, stripped President Obama of his 60th, filibuster-proof vote in the US Senate.
Claire McCaskill, senator from Missouri, said: “If there’s anybody in this building that doesn’t tell you they’re more worried about elections today, you absolutely should slap them.”
As the huge craft touches down there is an eerie silence – the tires smoke but there is no accompanying screech of tortured rubber. Instead, there is the sudden mournful baying of wolves and coyotes. There is no howl of reverse thrust as the craft sharply reduces velocity – only a soft moaning as if the turbofans are being released from a hellish burden.
The white and blue craft moves in concert with the arm motions of the ground crew towards a protected gate, but the ground crew cannot see the pilot or any other crew member through the cockpit windows; it as if there is no human hand at the controls. Baggage handlers standing by the gate feel a cold chill race down their spines and their hands go numb as they see that the enormous tires of the jet plane are not touching the ground, the plane glides silently towards the mobile stairway where Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and their entourage await.
The stairs are moved to the fore entry port of Air Force One; sparks erupt and a powerful odor of sulphur fills the air as the aluminum frame of the mobile aircraft passenger stairway engages the cold, dead iron of the plane.
The passenger door suddenly opens and crashes into the side of the airplane followed immediately by a loathsome hiss; a foul mist of ravaged political ambition careens down the stairs and wafts through the small crowd. One of the female staffers screams and crumbles to the ground in a dead faint. The gofers and interns bolt for the parking lots like frightened pheasants fleeing Satan's Springer Spaniel. Harry Reid noisily soils himself. Nancy Pelosi sprinkles herself liberally with a combination of Holy Water, Botox and Jean Nate', then pours the rest down Reid's pants.
Now the Unholy Specter (not that one) emerges from the plane, the President of Teh Undead, NostroBamus, has arrived in Nevada to campaign, to apply his dark arts – perhaps to feed - just as he has in Copenhagen, New Jersey, Virginia and lastly, Massachusetts.
There is no choice for moderate Democrats or Independents, they must flee to a safe haven.
Wonder where that is now that Obozo has turned into the Half Black Plague.
Here is what I see in the wake of Tuesday's Massachusetts' stunner:
1) All you pessimists, hand-wringers, "America is Finished!!", Chicken Little Crowd members, and such ... please be quiet and/or move to France, where you belong. Act like Americans, rather than little cats;
2) A happy-warrior campaign style that focuses like a laser-beam on core issues that resonate in the relevant race (usually no more than three) is charming and works like a charm, as well. Brown's campaign was straightforward and simple: a) Stop the health-care monstrosity in Congress; b) Open up the government to where the people can have input into how legislation is being made; and c) treat terrorists like terrorists. And the result of this perfectly-tailored message delivered happily to Mass.: Scoreboard;
3) See #1 and #2: We usually get what we expect in life ... so, get your heads up!;
4) The Tea Party movement has become a force and a great development. The TP has shown the savvy and smarts to rally around the best candidates who can win (yes, these will usually be Republicans), while simultaneously sticking their finger in the eye of establishment types in both major political parties;
5) Speaking of the perfect-church-we-gotta-find-a-new-party-or-something crowd, I see that Michael Savage and Glenn Beck both took shots at Scott Brown on the day after his historic victory. Savage pointed out that Brown may not be a pristine conservative: "Sorry, but he will disappoint some of you." Really? That would be odd ... a politician who might disappoint folks. And Beck took shots at Brown's posing nude in 1982 (during a time when Beck had his own slew of problems, mind you). Beck also, incredibly, criticized Brown for joking that his pretty daughters were "available". Beck said this was bad form -- he would never do such a thing (the horrah) -- and besides, "What would you expect from some one who would pose nude?" ... Wow, so much to say about this, I think I will give it a new number;
6) The sort of you-are-a-perfect-conservative-as-I-see-it-or-I'll-burn-you-at-the-stake conservatism practiced by Beck and Savage is, in the long-term ineffective and always unappealing. Such people are often yelling, chastizing, angry, lecturing, and such. Thus, they never become the fulcrum of the larger conservative movement that actually makes things happen. The judgmental moralism in Beck's statement (particularly considering the timing) is appalling. Beck, Savage and other such High-Minded Independents fancy themselves as the leaders of a great movement, too lofty for mere political parties or movements that are not bestowed from On High, as theirs clearly are. They are Legends in their Own Minds. Beck apparently thought the Tea Parties would become the Tea Party, presumably with him as President, or at least High Potentate of Moral Affairs, Ideological Perfection and Purchaser of Extra Cans of Soup When You Shop Because the World is Ending, Don't You Know?;
7) And re: #6, Massachusetts is not Texas, Virginia. That Scott Brown may not Texas's choice for Senator is not important. What is important that the best, viable candidate wins the election in question. Perfectionism is the enemy of progress;
8) We've spent the last year on the precipice politically. The Democrats have had the presidency, a huge majority in the House, and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, and have only the "stimulus" to show for it. Meanwhile, Republicans got far more done previously with less support in Congress. What gives? America remains a center-right country;
9) Whatever happens, America is not a government. America has a government. So, act like conservatives. Nothing that Washington does can define our existence or limit who we are. The sky does not fall and the nation does not fundamentally change because of who is in Washington. It never will. It will only fundamentally change if Americans stop being Americans;
10) The Demo juggernaut in '09 was stopped by an engaged citizenry. Think about how close the Demos were. They tried to ram HCR through before the summer recess. Then, they went home and got an earful. They came back and twisted arms in the House and barely passed the "public option". Then, the Senate started its shenanigans, with each delay pushing the goal posts back. A few senators stood tall and stripped the public option, ultimately forcing a future compromise with the House (which had its own fragile coalition in place). Then, the backroom dealing, Cornhusker Kickbacks, and such went into high gear and support for the Demos and their plan collapsed and Brown soared in the polls. Here is the bottom line: Each day of fighting the good fight pushed the furiously-scrambling Demos one day closer to Jan. 19. Each delay forced, argument made, vote taken -- though they may have seemed futile at the time -- was part of this victory. Never, never, never give up fighting the good fight. Fighting for what you know to be right is a victory in and of itself. And if we do not faint, well, then sometimes the Lord allows us to rise up on the wings of eagles; and finally
11) The poetry and irony that was Brown's victory -- becoming the first Republican to win a Senate Seat in Mass. since 1972?, coming from 30 points down in the polls in a month, facing down the Mass. and Kennedy machines, forcing Obama to Boston, campaigning principally on being the 41st vote to stop Ted Kennedy's dream of universal health care, and then taking the very seat that Kennedy held right before the moment when the Demos had worked it all out to get health care to House and Senate negotiators to pass the greatest reduction in American freedom in a generation ... and doing all this with style, humor, and a pick-up truck -- you know, it almost makes you believe in God.
And if indeed He's there, well, then all things are possible.
Ok, we are going to have to break this tripe down line by line, as there is so much malarkey to deal with it just boggles the mind...
President Obama said today that he believes he lost a direct connection to the American people in his first year in office because he focused too heavily on policymaking.
"If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values."
...No Obot one. You spent this year speaking AT the American people about what their core values SHOULD be. Like your core values of Marxism, Race baiting, union and muslim terrorist coddling, Destruction of the rule of law for the rule of Chicago. End runs around the Constitution and tradition. Ad Nauseum...
The president said he made a mistake in assuming that if he focused on policy decisions, the American people would understand the reasoning behind them.
...Oh, the citizens who are not trapped in race hatred, entitlement mongering, Bush derangement or uber-partisan politics syndrome understand your reasoning all too well. Your reasons are the reasons of treason. Your reasons for the things you and your hacks do are the reasons of tyranny, destruction, misery and death. They are the reasons of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol pot and countless other tyrants over the life span of man. And WE the people have enough of us who can think for ourselves and see behind the curtain. We do not like what we see at all...
"That I do think is a mistake of mine," Obama said. "I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."
...Like I said, WE get it. Your mindless drones vomiting your poisonous talking points don't get it. They get the undercurrent of that your promising them something that someone else will pay for, and it excites the base consumer in them. Those who live for more that putting their hand to mouth with a goody to shove in their maw understand that your (ration)al decision will lead to our abasement and decent into third world poverty at the hands of "spreading the wealth around". We the people don't like your core value of theft to support your parasite class that hangs on your every word...
Instead, the president said the American people ended up with a "feeling of remoteness and detachment" from the policymakers in Washington who are making big decisions.
...Because those policy makers are making fundamentally Un-American decisions...
"I think, you know, what they ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment where there's these technocrats up here making decisions. Maybe some of them are good, maybe some of them aren't, but do they really get us and what we're going through?" he said.
...We know you have not got a clue and frankly could care less about what we are going through. You have your own alien set of values and are hell bent on imposing them upon us...
Obama said he felt he could do a better job connecting to the American people in his second year in office.
...Stop acting like a dictator and you might have a chance. Like that is going to happen...
"I think that I can do a better job of that, and partly because I do believe that we're in a stronger position now than we were a year ago," he said.
...Is this code speech for we are locking down the system to our advantage, and once we do we are going to use it to beat you into submission with it? Controlling our access to health care is an important step towards that goal. So is breaking us with self destructive economic policy, leaving our families vulnerable to hunger and homelessness. All in getting payback for past imagined wrongs of course. Middle America is evil and they need a dose of fear and terror to put them in the victim's place, like the victim's the selfish middle class created in it's quest for consumption.
Well Mr. Obama, Let Mr. Brown's victory chime a nasty tone in your ear. You are on notice. We the people you dislike so much have had our fill of your hope and Marxist change. Leave us alone. Or else...
The Democrats Start to Fracture
J. Robert Smith at The American Thinker
In the coming weeks and months, the best political spectator sport around might not be Democrats versus Republicans or conservatives versus liberals, but Democrats of all stripes turning on one another.Other than demagoguery, what Democrats are most accomplished at is fratricide (think back to the '60s and '70s). In the wake of Scott Brown's hosing of Martha Coakley, the Democrats are about to have a good old-fashioned civil war. Pity for them; bully for America.
The Democrats are dividing roughly along these lines: left ideologues against pols, the latter being those congressional Democrats who like their jobs and don't intend to wrap themselves in the European Union flag and jump off a craggy cliff into the Potomac.
It's Pelosi and Frank and their ilk versus Heath Shuler and his ilk. But given Tuesday night's win for Scott Brown in deep blue Massachusetts, it may be more than self-styled Democratic moderates who choose to defect. A few liberals may join in, too.
President Obama is showing every sign of being a cliff-jumper. Word out of the White House is that he plans to go on a populist offensive. In other words, he aims to demagogue anyone and anything in an attempt to divert voters' attention from his utterly woeful, ideologically blind performance to date. And did I mention that under the cover of a hate, resentment, and envy campaign, Mr. Obama and his chief congressional lieutenants, the envenomed Nancy Pelosi and the passive-aggressive Harry Reid, will still scheme to foist statism on America?
While the President's bravado may warm the hearts of Huffington Post and Daily Kos denizens, and while he may win plaudits from the Davids (Broder, Gergen, and Brooks) and the New York Times (among other liberal mouthpieces) for his supposed shrewdness, plenty of work-a-day congressional Democrats aren't going to enlist in a lemmings' march into the sea.
Self-preservation is a powerful instinct. The Coakley upending is the fork in the road for Democrats who are more enamored of themselves than stinky left-wing orthodoxy. The marker at the road's fork points right, toward the middle ground. It's where these Democrats know they must go if they are to stand a prayer of retaining their seats in November.
January 20, 2010
Now the purges; now the recriminations, the villains to be found and the alibis contrived and the scapegoating to launch. Obama warned the Senate not to ram ObamaCare "down [our] throats. Reid said something similar. Barney Frank has emptied his spittle-catcher and he sounds like a moderate now, chiefly because his district went for Brown.
You know that they're happy that they can pose and prance, justifying their temporary abandonment of the disgusting health care boondoggle that they rolled like a ball of excreta and threw at the American public. The obscenity is that they did it in the first place, and that remains. Never forget.
These people are not to be trusted, or even tolerated. The brittle fanatic in the White House and the band of leftist punks and hooligans he's gathered around himself must be defeated, totally and decisively. The Brown victory was a probe, a successful action on the forward berm of their fortifications. That's all; as good as it is, the mission is to crush liberalism everywhere it's found.
January 19, 2010
-Yes, I know that SEIU stood to control 20% of the government's workforce if healthcare passed along with the card check legislation that would essentially unionize all healthcare professionals.
-Yes, I know that drug companies stood to make windfall profits under the ObamaCare system, which is why they poured millions of dollars into the Massachusetts Senatorial race (won by Scott Brown).
-Yes, I understand that passage of the healthcare bill would have given the federal government control over the physical health - and made all healthcare in America just like the Veteran's Administration's sterling (butcher shop style) coverage of our heroes...
BUT AMERICA SAYS, "NO" to this trillion dollar boondoggle - because we know you'd mess it up worse than you've messed up the V. A; worse than you messed up bankrupt MediCare; worse than you've messed up Social Security; worse than you've messed up on Global Warming, one of the most absurd hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American public; worse than you messed up handling the economy in the wake of recession; and that the system would breed the same sort of corruption we've seen at ACORN, SEIU and the rest of the pet ObamaProjects, run by freaks, communists, racists and the most extreme in our society.
At 8:45 EST with 17% of the vote in, Brown leads with 52%.
Updates to follow.
36% of the vote has been tabulated. Brown still leads with 52% (407,727 for Brown v. 365,672 for Coakley)
52% of the vote has been tabulated. Brown still leads with 52%.
60% of the vote has been tabulated. Brown still leads with 53%.
70% of the vote has been tabulated. Brown still leads with 53%.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here because that's the kind of guy I am.
I am calling this election for Brown, maybe.
FOX NEWS REPORTS THAT COAKLEY HAS CONCEDED THE ELECTION.
Click the above link to view the fraudulent document. The tricks have begun.
READ THE POST BELOW
The press conference will involve reports of voters who received ballots that were already marked for Republican candidate Scott Brown.
It should be noted that the Coakley campaign will have on hand as an attorney one Marc Elias, who was previously the head recount lawyer for Al Franken in Minnesota, a legal drama that lasted for eight months after election day 2008. Elias also worked on another high-profile recount before that, the Washington state gubernatorial race in 2004. So clearly, the Coakley campaign was fully prepared for a super-close election by having Elias already on hand in Boston.
Well, as a wintry election day dawns in Massachusetts, I'll believe it when I see it. If all but one of those polls are right, Scott Brown now has a lead well beyond the margin of error. But, as that Boston Globe "Dead Heat!" headline suggests, it's not necessarily beyond the margin of Acorn, the margin of lawyer, and the margin of Franken-style recounts. On the other hand, if you're minded to (as MSNBC's electokleptomaniac Ed Schultz recommends) steal the vote, you don't really want to have to steal it big, on a Mugabe-esque scale.
However things turn out, the Dems have got a fright. I would be surprised if many candidates in November are quite the same spectacular combination of gaffe-prone stupidity and arrogance as Martha Coakley. But, granted that, I was surprised at how incompetent the Democrat machine was. On Sunday, the president veered between dull and really, really lousy. He did what he did with his Olympics pitch in Copenhagen — he took the extraordinary step of flying in to save the day, and then when he got there thought he could wing it. He, or at any rate his minders, should know by now that his rhetoric is seriously underperforming — "incoherent without his teleprompter and a bore with it." Yet his staff allow him to stagger around as the last believer in his own magic. What sort of functioning pol would be so careless as to say "Everybody can own a truck"? He should talk to any New England dealership about that. As it happens, I bought a new truck* last month and I've never seen the place so empty.
At the start of this campaign, the issues were health care and the economy. After "Ted Kennedy's seat" and "Curt Schilling the Yankees fan" and "only the little people campaign at Fenway," the genius Dems succeeded in making their own assumptions about one-party rule a very potent secondary issue. Very foolishly, Obama both underlined the regal hauteur of the Massachusetts machine — and simultaneously nationalized the election by portraying it as a referendum on the Hopeychange. If Martha now loses, he can't plead it's nothing to do with him.
(*purely for the purposes of running against John Kerry. I'm putting it on water skis and I'm going to ride alongside him when he's windsurfing off Nantucket scoffing, "Oh, everybody can buy buttock-hugging yellow spandex.")
Kerry's endorsement of Coakley is seen as another of the Senator's clever, almost traditional practice of favoring issues and policies that will almost immediately be rejected by the American public. Coakley, once described as "John Kerry without the charm", uncharacteristically, had no comment.
January 18, 2010
The killing-for-Jesus-super-secret-code found on the ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) is part of the model number as per the following photo:
ABC News - U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes
Pentagon Supplier for Rifle Sights Says It Has 'Always' Added New Testament References
Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.
At the end of the serial number on Trijicon's ACOG gun sight, you can read "JN8:12", a reference to the New Testament book of John, Chapter 8, Verse 12, which reads: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." The ACOG is widely used by the U.S. military.
The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.
So, the godbag evil war profiteers are using John 8:12 to identify part numbers? What does John 8:12 say?
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
I guess the implication is that if the ACOG is used properly, the intended target will very shortly see Jesus in a different light - so to speak. Not a bad notion for our enemies in the Near East and elsewhere to take to heart.
A big H/T to Lucianne's; I really liked one of the comments by GOPJihad:
"The ACOG is an outstanding optic and the reason why various so-called "Human Rights" organizations investigated alleged "executions" of jihadis carried out by Marines in Iraq. It was assumed that because so many islamists died with single shots to the head that Marines were summarily executing them, but it was eventually realized that thanks to the ACOG, and Marine Corps marksmanship training, Marines were making head shots with their regular issue M-16A4s at ranges in excess of 300 meters."
This scope is an excellent sighting device that gives our troops a wonderful advantage when engaged in a tactical situation. So of course the MSM is going to squeal about it. Pissants.
I considered buying one of these scopes when I bought my AR15; the ACOG I was looking at goes for about a grand.
That way I can convert my black rifle into what GOPJihad calls, a "Jesus Rifle."
Amen and pass the 5.56 please.