Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Evaluating Joe Biden




"If bulls**t were currency, Joe Biden would be a billionaire."

George W. Bush, quoted by Matt Latimer in Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor (2009).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Department of Justice Admits: Dems are TOO STUPID to Vote!

Kinston, NC (my own hometown!) recently voted to make their municipal elections nonpartisan.

The Obama Administration, in its great wisdom, has decided that the democratic process is heinously flawed in this case, and will not allow the town of 23,000 to implement the decision of the electorate.  Instead, the Wise and Good Obama Administration has demanded that in all future municipal elections in Kinston still have D and R and I and L and God-knows-what-all on the ballot.

Why?

Because, according to the Obama/Democratic Department of Justice, Democratic voters - particularly blacks - NEED to have the (D) on the ballot so they know whom to properly vote for!

Yes.  Democrats are TOO STUPID to know who to vote for without the (D) on the ballot.

While the Racist Obama Administration notes that, in its opinion, blacks are too dumb to vote, I would say that this is a symptom of the innate racism of the Democratic Party in the USA - revealed elsewhere in its penchant for affirmative action, where Democrats demonstrate openly their opinion that blacks and women cannot get jobs or advance in their careers without governmental coercion.

I don't think that blacks are too dumb to vote.  If Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams and Alan Keyes were the only folks voting, we'd have a pretty good government.

Rather, I am glad that a Democratic Department of Justice has finally admitted what I have been saying for years: DEMOCRATS are too stupid to vote!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Obama Wins!

It is now time for baseball writers and fans to begin to think about the years' Cy Young Award winner.  The Cy Young Award is, for the non-baseball literate, the award given to the pitcher who is theoretically the best for the year, or who alternately has the greatest positive impact on his team's success for the year.

Fans are debating who will win - there's a great case for Greinke (with an absolutely astounding 2.16 ERA - and that in the American League!) and I personally think Chris Carpenter (with 17 wins in 28 starts and a 2.24 ERA) are the best candidates.  But there is controversy.

For it seems that this year, those invited to vote for the Cy Young Award winners are not necessarily looking for who has accomplished most this season, but rather for that pitcher who shows the most promise.

Therefore, I am going out on a limb and predicting that Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama will win the Cy Young Award for 2009.

He has certainly been "pitching" since early 2008....

What?  You say he doesn't deserve the Cy Young Award?

Heck, he's done at least as much to deserve the Cy Young Award as he has to deserve the Nobel Prize.

While, I think, Obama would admit that he does not deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with Steve Carlton, Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver, Warren Spahn, and the great Sandy Koufax, nevertheless, his attempts to dismantle the American experiment will likely positively lead baseball into a new day typified by hope, change, and... uhhhhhhhh, well, maybe Europeans will have a chance to win the baseball gold medal in the Olympics hereafter?  That's gotta be worth something, right?

Baseball writers are being criticized for even considering Obama in a process that is being labeled both "premature" and "politically based."  However, one writer has stated, based on assurances of anonymity,

“We definitely feel that Obama has changed the international climate [of baseball] and contributed far more than any other candidate to fraternity among [baseball teams and leagues.  Besides, we are willing to give him time to work on that fastball.]  “It has happened many times in the past that the award has been used to encourage further achievement” [including the motivation to develop some serious mojo and maybe even work on that knuckleball a little].
While acknowledging that President Obama's pitching game has yet to produce many results, nevertheless certain baseball writers are hopeful that awarding him the Cy Young Award will help him to advance his agenda.

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, when asked whether Obama should be given this year's Cy Young Award, replied...

"What has Obama done to deserve this prize? The jury put store on his hope for a [killer fastball], forgetting his role in perpetuating [the financial fiasco that was the Montreal Expos], and his decision to install new [steroid factories] in [American League cities].  For the first time, we are witnessing an award with the nominee having done nothing to deserve it: rewarding someone for a wish that is very far from becoming reality."

Chavez then said that giving Barack the Cy Young award would be as stupid as rewarding a pitcher for promising that he would strike out 500 batters and win 50 games in a year.

A lot of insight that Chavez fellow has when it comes to the game of baseball.

Chavez added that to give Obama the Cy Young Award would be like awarding the Nobel prize to someone based on their desire to dialogue with terrorists and conducting an apology tour around the world.  Or maybe he didn't.  But that stuff about rewarding someone for wishes instead of reality he definitely said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Obama Jugend

Obama Watch has obtained explosive video of a secret meeting of the Obama Youth....




OOOPS!  But you can see how we became confused.  Here it is, as filmed in June at Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, New Jersey....






Notice the lyric, "red and yellow black and white, all are equal in his sight"?  Does that evoke the praise of anyone else you are acquainted with?  And conservatives are criticized for saying that the libtards see Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama as a New Messiah?

The school district issued an official statement today on the video, noting that yes, it was part of an official school celebration, and no, the recording of it was not authorized.

Dear Burlington Township Families:

Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. The activity took place during Black History Month in 2009, which is recognized each February to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country. Our curriculum studies, honors and recognizes those who serve our country. The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized.

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. King, Principal of B. Bernice Young School, directly.

Sincerely,
Dr. Christopher M. Manno,
Superintendent of Schools


A couple of cogent observations and questions...

1) Exactly why is it that Democrats become upset when the polices of Obama, and the zombie-like response to him (which at BEST can be described as a personality cult), are characterized by those who have read a book at some point in their lives as fascist?

2) The mindless Messianism which is the Obamazombie cult has officially graduated from semi-retarded to creepy.

3) Liberals like to pretend that theirs is an intellectual position and that conservatives are anachronistic throwbacks to a pre-intellectual age.  Yet, where exactly is the mindless will-worship located - on the left or on the right?  Anybody ever seen anything like this associated with George W. Bush?  George the Elder?  Reagan?  Coolidge?

4) There has not been an honest man heading the Democrat party (and barely one in the party at all, with kudos to Joe Lieberman) since Michael Dukakis, and there has not been a thinking man in the Democrat Party since the passing of Daniel Patrick Moynihan.  It is apparent from this clip that Progressivism/Statism is no longer an intellectual phenomenon, but is rather a religious phenomenon.

5) At least the Hitler Youth didn't recruit until a kid turned 14....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cartoon Predicts the Obama Administration

The good folks at Harding College (now Harding University), in an attempt to educate the public half a century ago, predicted the coming of the Obama administration....


Thursday, September 17, 2009

National Review: Acorn Scandal is NO JOKE

The editors of National Review have responded to the Fascist Left's dismissal of the Acorn scandal in typical, studied, understated style....

James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, two guerilla documentarians, have accomplished what neither the Republican party’s sense of outrage nor the Democratic party’s sense of decency could: They have inspired the federal government to begin cutting its ties with ACORN, the shady “community activist” organization that helped bring Barack Obama to power.

The set-up was both risible and shocking. Mr. O’Keefe and Miss Giles, who look for all the world like young Republican country-clubbers dressed for a tasteless costume party, walked into a number of ACORN offices and managed to pass themselves off as a pimp and a prostitute. They informed ACORN staffers that they were looking to set up a whorehouse and to traffic some children into the country for the purposes of prostitution. ACORN’s official mission is to facilitate affordable housing and social services for low-income families, not to facilitate child trafficking, but the staffers responded with advice on getting on welfare, claiming their underage victims as dependents, evading law enforcement, cheating on their taxes, defrauding federal housing authorities, et cetera ad nauseam. One ACORN staffer advised Miss Giles to bury her illicit sex-trade earnings in a tin in her back yard.

Asked about housing assistance, an ACORN staffer explains: “Honesty is not going to get the house. That’s why you've probably been denied. . . . Don't say you’re a prostitute thing or whatever.” Similar sagacity followed.


Read the entire article here, and see the latest Acorn "busts" in New York and California below....








Only in Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama's America....

ACORN, after having denied the videos, suggesting that they have been heavily and unfairly edited, and suggesting that the videos revealed "a few bad apples" (never telling us where they kept the good apples), has now announced that, consequent to the admittedly "indefensible" actions of these ACORN employees, serious reforms of their organization will follow.

However, until they get a chance to engage in some damage control, ACORN states that it is stopping taking "new intakes" (i.e., clients who might be fronting with a camera to figure out what additional illegalities might be going on inside).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

American Racism

Jimmy Carter, who has seldom managed to be right about anything in his life, continued along his well-marked rut recently when he alleged that the stringent opposition to Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama's policies were, in fact, mere masks for racism.

Carter, once again playing well the role of empty-headed guru (a role he has mastered by long and patient practice), stated

"I think it's based on racism," Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."






However, the truth of the matter is much more wisely, succinctly, and profoundly revealed below:



It just goes to prove (once again). When you suddenly realize that you can no longer defend an indefensible position (or a series of indefensible positions), just play the race card.

However, one can legitimately ask: When people who cannot defend their own positions consistently resort to classifying opposition to their positions as "white racism," who are the genuine racists?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fascist Cop: "This Ain't America No More."

No real comment needed. Just note that the sign in question is an anti-Obama sign....

Obama Administration Agrees with AP and Joe Wilson: Obama Lies!



Our dear friend, Joe Wilson, who has suddenly discovered the validity of the Biblical truth that "a prophet is not without honor, save in his own country," is, though mocked as some kind of uncivil beast, nevertheless having the truth of his prophetic message ("Obama, Thou Doth Verily Lie!") borne out by numerous sources.

It was the very next day when the Associated Press offered its critique of Wilson's prophetic message - in technical newspaper jargon, the AP essentially said, "Yep, Obama lies."

But on Friday night, while everyone was asleep, partying, or traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in Glenn Beck's suggested protest against Obamalotry, the White House itself released a statement that essentially admitted that Joe Wilson wasn't lying when he called Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama on the carpet. Yes, even the White House is saying Obama lied!

The particular lie which elicited such righteous indignation from Wilson (only God Himself knows how Wilson restrained himself for so long, as Obama's lying was pervasive through the entire speech on Wednesday night, but God, I understand, inspires His prophets with messages peculiarly suited for a particular occasion) was a statement wondrous in its lawyerly precision (reminiscent of another lying Democratic lawyer who speculated as to the meaning of the ancient term "is") as Obama attempted to persuade his audience that illegal immigrants would not receive benefits under extant plans for health care reform.

His particular statement was: "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally." Now, in the fine tradition of "I did not have sex with that woman..." this statement demands a little parsing.


Lying liars and the lies they lie.

First, "the reforms I'm proposing." Well, until Wednesday, Obama himself hadn't exactly been proposing any reforms. A two-and-a-half page summary of his goals appeared on the White House website only this week stating in broad generalities what Obama would like socialized health care to become. So essentially, as of the statement which drew Wilson's unique critique (and ire), Obama's "proposed reforms" were something of a matter discernible only by occult means, since they were hidden deep within the recesses of the empty head, heart, and suit of Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama.

But perhaps most disturbing (false) allegation in the statement above is that whatever form the health care "proposal" takes, it will not "apply to those who are here illegally." Apply? Now, apply is an exceedingly broad term, is it not?

Obama supporters, not known for their reasoning ability in the first place, pick out isolated instances of various extant bills which appear to forbid the extension of benefits to illegal immigrants and vacuously maintain - "See? Obama didn't lie! Benefits are prohibited to illegals!" One must remember, however, that these people are intellectually challenged from the get-go, inasmuch as they admit that they actually voted for Obama.

But no extant bill makes any provision for the discovery of whether one is an illegal immigrant or not. So the prohibition essentially amounts to a traffic stop at which a license check is taking place without requiring the examination of any licenses. How can one prohibit driving without a valid license when one refuses to examine licenses? And how can one prohibit the extension of benefits to illegal aliens when one refuses to check on one's citizenship status?

Alas, the White House has now taken the side of Conservatives, Libertarians, Tea Party attendees, Glenn Beck, the Associated Press, and even Joe Wilson in admitting that...

as a practical matter, there is no way of verifying the citizenship of applicants -- which is the current state of play. Republicans say that then means illegal immigrants would end up being enrolled in plans -- bill language or no bill language.


And the Administration is proposing changes to existing proposals that would prevent illegal immigrants from buying private insurance on the proposed health-care exchange, but also admitting that...

hospitals would be compensated with public funds for the care of undocumented immigrants.


And the administration recommends introducing verification requirements to insure that illegal immigrants do not participate in transactions within the proposed health-care exchange.

It is indeed a strange and sad day when a president is identified as such an inveterate liar that even his own administration is forced to stand against the information in his speeches. What is perhaps even sadder, however, is the lying liars who elected, and continue to defend him.

Friday, September 11, 2009

More on ACORN

Our inveterate faux hooker and pimp, already so successful at the ACORN office in Baltimore, now try to obtain mortgage and tax assistance for opening a brothel (complete with underage girls shipped in from El Salvador) in Washington D.C.

Our Baltimore ACORN workers had, if you remember, assured our faux hooker and pimp that what they were doing was no different than for any other ACORN office in the country - looks like she told the truth!

ACORN, of course, is one of the "community organizations" that Obama promised, in 2007, to consult upon his inauguration. They are the organization that was responsible for millions of new voter registrations in 2008, leading to the election of Barack Obama. And the Obama administration has indicated that ACORN might be used to help take next census.

How is that whole hopey-changey thingy workin' out for ya'll?





Moral Courage and National Security


On 9/11 it is impossible to not stop and meditate on the images, both terrifying and heartrending, of people who woke up on a morning just like any other, trundled off to work convinced that their most crucial decision that day would be to either buy or sell, or perhaps where to have lunch, and wound up having to decide whether to die in flames or jump out of a window, or to decide whether to risk one's own life while rushing up a set of stairs in a blind hope of saving someone else, or to decide whether, and how, to rush the terrorists attempting to run an airplane into a target unknown.

John O'Sullivan recently wrote in National Review:

There are such creatures as heroes of prudence. In general, the prudential hero is someone in a position of power or authority. His courage consists of making the right decisions in difficult circumstances and sometimes against fierce opposition or in contrast to his interests and alliances. This is known as moral courage, and though it ought to be easier to summon up than physical courage, it has often been in very short supply. As Charles Peguy once said, "It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of looking insufficiently progressive."


Statists, socialists, progressives, liberals, or Democrats - whatever moniker you affix to them, they are all, in fact, the same (and add fascist to the list), are certainly not people of moral courage. In an eternal quest to expand power, they find the vulnerable underside of the opinion of the uneducated masses and simply appeal to it, telling them, as it may suit their purpose, that "all will be just fine if you trust me" or "things are really going to explode unless you trust me." Appealing to the irrational fears of the intellectual cripples that constitute their constituency, the statist alternately stokes those irrational fears or soothes them with a Marxist tonic guaranteed only to irritate the problem and lead to governmental expansion, once again, in the indefinite future.

Whether the statist is a feminist, pacifist, or communist (or some other -ist) - ultimately he cares nothing about truth or his own constituency. The feminist destroys women by convincing them that they are enslaved to their husbands, convinces her to destroy her own family, and then weds her in eternal slavery to a new husband: a Fascist government. The Communist, of course, tells us of a new world coming in which social distinctions caused by wealth will be erased, but fails to tell us that his juvenile understanding of economics cannot ensure widespread wealth, but rather that all will be equalized in poverty.

Nowhere is the populist snake oil salesman more dangerous than in the field of foreign policy, however. The pacifist convinces the cowards among us that hate-filled, violent demagogues motivated by warlike ideologies can be convinced, through "dialogue," to make peace with all nations. Outrageously encouraging his cowardly constituents to trust such warmongers as Hitler and a succession of Soviet leaders or to reason with such lunatics as Kim Jong Il or Sadaam Hussein, he defunds the military, promises to use the "peace dividend" to ensure a chicken in every pot, tells us that warlike actions are best handled in the criminal courts, and leaves those with even moderate levels of understanding to await the next Pearl Harbor or 9/11.

Barack Obama is a fool. Everyone in his administration is a fool. All of his supporters are fools. Nothing is more certain than that Barack Obama is in over his head. He promises that, if only we give him his desires, unemployment will not exceed 8%. It is currently tracking 10%, unless you believe those who assert that it is in excess of 20%. His court jester, Joe Biden, comes along with a heavily-salted crow and slightly grimaces before swallowing it whole and, beaming, telling us, "Oops! We guessed wrong!"

Guessed? The most powerful economy in the world and the grandest political experiment in human history is now at the mercy of those whose solution to solving massive, life-changing problems is to flip a coin? Dear foolish Obama supporter, if these paragons of buffoonery can muster no better solutions than a healthy guess about the issues that you, their supporters, actually care about - the economy - what makes you think that they have a better response planned for the issue that you ignored when you voted for him? You remember? National security?

This same team of empty suits will warble on about a "national day of service" today - giving the impression that all is well. It is fine to come out of your bunker now. There is no threat. After all, why would our primary focus be encouraging the marginal development of volunteerism if, in fact, there was still the danger of vicious attack by Islamofascists?

Barack Obama is an empty suit, an illusion (if a striking one) from beginning to end. Like all successful Democratic politicians, he is more effective running for office - a position that merely requires the painting of a picture, not the skill to actually fix a problem - than he is in actually governing. This is because the modern Democratic party is completely divorced from reality. The neurosis that causes Democrats to be able to paint such pretty castles in the air also impedes them from actually picking up necessary tools and using workable blueprints to build something stable on the ground. Their political philosophy has devolved from the various mental illnesses contrived during the 60s in America: either they are engaged in the eternal wishing of juveniles who are first beginning to notice the world around them and hope for a change in its imperfections, but who correspondingly lack the worldly wisdom to think concretely enough to actually solve the problems, or their minds really were blown by all those drugs and, in addition to seeing pink elephants walking on the wall, they really do think that disarming the nation is a certain way to attain peace and that crazed Islamofascists who have nothing to gain on earth and nothing to lose in Paradise can be convinced through simpering, pedantic "dialogue" to lay down their arms and be nice boys.

I was no fan of George W. Bush. As a domestic president, he was far too comfortable with the expansion of governmental power for someone whose libertarian stripe runs as deeply and as widely as mine. But every 9/11, I thank my blessed Lord that George W. Bush was the president when the United States of America came under attack by the politico-religious philosophy of Islamofascism. For all of his weaknesses in the domestic arena, his presence as the leader of this country was an act of divine mercy not to be overlooked. He was a man - something very much lacking in the Obama administration, the Democratic party, and the nation today. He was a man of moral courage, whose compass pointed constantly toward that great north star of preventing further attacks against innocent people on American soil. And because he was willing to refuse to compromise with the neurotic left, the United States has stayed safe, and avoided attacks on our own soil, for eight years.

Because Barack Obama is in over his head and is a coward, the same will not remain true through the entirety of his administration. Because Barack Obama is a fool, the United States is no longer safe. Because Barack Obama's administration has replaced the wise decision with the haphazard guess, Americans are in danger of terrorism on their own soil once again.

To all those who died on 9/11, 2001, I apologize on behalf of this country that your blood will not be the last, because so many of your countrymen are fools.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ACORN on Tax Evasion, Prostitution, Pimping, and Running for Congress (All Undoubtedly Related)

Well, at least the ACORN employee shows some insight when she says "anything the government ain't getting money from is illegal."

See the videos as ACORN employees, funded with taxpayer money and supported by Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama, encourage tax evasion, prostitution, child sex slavery, and even telling a self-proclaimed prostitute who claims to make $8,000 per month that, with expenses written off, she shouldn't have to pay any self-employment tax! One ACORN worker is so helpful as to advise the supposed pimp on how to instruct the underage Salvadoran children being imported for prostitution purposes on how to teach them to behave so as to avoid detection by the cops.

Most importantly, of course, is that the pimp remember to keep the child sex slaves in school! Way to show that civic-mindedness, ACORN! We wouldn't want our child sex slaves growing up illiterate, would we (else they might become supporters of Barack Obama!)? And lest our faux hooker become too uncomfortable with all of this intrigue and lying (after all, folks have been known to go to jail for this kinda stuff!), our imperious ACORN worker leans forward in a sympathetic manner and says, "Don't worry -you're fine." Now that's what the world needs more of - compassionate, sympathetic co-conspirators!

Perhaps the height of insanity is when the counselor encourages the pimp to claim a child tax credit for each of the 13 Salvadoran underage girls who will be held as sex slaves. But then, not to be outdone, these "community organizers" offer to give a 67% discount on tax preparation for the pimp! Good folks, these. I am gonna let them do my taxes.

Only in Barack's America....

Your tax money at work. Barack Obama's friends in their element.

How's that whole hopey-changey thingy workin' for ya'll these days?



AP Joins Congressman Joe Wilson: "Obama, You Lie!"

The truth is so out of fashion in America these days (and how else could such moral ruffians as Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama have been elected?) that I awaken this morning to speculation that that unctuous paragon of righteousness, Nancy Pelosi, might be considering censure for hero Congressman Joe Wilson's introduction of facts into the health care debate with his attempt to inform America of what most of us already know: Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama is a raging liar.



One wonders if Pelosi, et al., will attempt to similarly censure/censor the Associated Press, who asserts that Obama was lying on five of seven major assertions made about health care last night?


LIE NUMBER ONE:

OBAMA: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."

THE FACTS: Though there's no final plan yet, the White House and congressional Democrats already have shown they're ready to skirt the no-new-deficits pledge.

House Democrats offered a bill that the Congressional Budget Office said would add $220 billion to the deficit over 10 years. But Democrats and Obama administration officials claimed the bill actually was deficit-neutral. They said they simply didn't have to count $245 billion of it — the cost of adjusting Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians don't face big annual pay cuts.

Their reasoning was that they already had decided to exempt this "doc fix" from congressional rules that require new programs to be paid for. In other words, it doesn't have to be paid for because they decided it doesn't have to be paid for.

The administration also said that since Obama already had included the doctor payment in his 10-year budget proposal, it didn't have to be counted again.

That aside, the long-term prognosis for costs of the health care legislation has not been good.

CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf had this to say in July: "We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount."


LIE NUMBER TWO:

OBAMA: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."

THE FACTS: That's correct, as far as it goes. But neither can the plan guarantee that people can keep their current coverage. Employers sponsor coverage for most families, and they'd be free to change their health plans in ways that workers may not like, or drop insurance altogether. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the health care bill written by House Democrats and said that by 2016 some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it because their employers would decide to stop offering it.

In the past Obama repeatedly said, "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period." Now he's stopping short of that unconditional guarantee by saying nothing in the plan "requires" any change.

We'll call this a half-lie, since the AP gives Nobama a pass here. But note that even the AP asserts that the nature of Obama's guarantee has changed - whereas before his statement was "You will be able to keep your current coverage," his new statement is a somewhat middling "I won't require your coverage to change." The lie, then, is in his original guarantee, even if modified for last night's speech.


LIE NUMBER THREE:

OBAMA: "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally." One congressman, South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson, shouted "You lie!" from his seat in the House chamber when Obama made this assertion. Wilson later apologized.

THE FACTS: The facts back up Obama. The House version of the health care bill explicitly prohibits spending any federal money to help illegal immigrants get health care coverage. Illegal immigrants could buy private health insurance, as many do now, but wouldn't get tax subsidies to help them. Still, Republicans say there are not sufficient citizenship verification requirements to ensure illegal immigrants are excluded from benefits they are not due.

Though the AP claims "the facts back up Obama," their left hand taketh away what their right hand giveth in the final sentence of their evaluation. Much like the lie above ("You can keep your current health care"), when you promise that your legislation will/will not do A, but your actual legislation has no provision to enact/prevent A, then one is credibly lying in the utterance of one's promise.

Though Obama does the politically expedient thing in promising that citizens will not be taxed for health coverage for illegals, in fact, the legislation makes no verification provision for ensuring that illegals do not get such coverage. Where there is no plan to prevent A, we can infer that the actual results will be that A will take place.

If "the facts back up Obama" on this one, then "the facts don't NOT back up Joe Wilson on this one either." The practical effect will be that Obama is lying under current plans, since a failure to prevent illegals from signing up for coverage will result in illegals signing up for coverage, regardless of the angelic intent of The Messiah.


LIE NUMBER FOUR:

OBAMA: "Don't pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. ... That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."

THE FACTS: ...Although wasteful spending in Medicare is widely acknowledged, many experts believe some seniors almost certainly would see reduced benefits from the cuts. That's particularly true for the 25 percent of Medicare users covered through Medicare Advantage....


LIE NUMBER FIVE:

OBAMA: Requiring insurance companies to cover preventive care like mammograms and colonoscopies "makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives."

THE FACTS: Studies have shown that much preventive care — particularly tests like the ones Obama mentions — actually costs money instead of saving it. That's because detecting acute diseases like breast cancer in their early stages involves testing many people who would never end up developing the disease. The costs of a large number of tests, even if they're relatively cheap, will outweigh the costs of caring for the minority of people who would have ended up getting sick without the testing.

The Congressional Budget Office wrote in August: "The evidence suggests that for most preventive services, expanded utilization leads to higher, not lower, medical spending overall."

That doesn't mean preventive care doesn't make sense or save lives. It just doesn't save money.


Arguably, then, when both the Obama statements and AP evaluations are looked at carefully, Obama lied on a minimum of five policy statements in his speech last night.

And that's to say nothing of the fact that he also didn't quite tell the truth in other ways. For instance, the AP notes that Obama promised that people who left a job would be "able" to get health coverage under his plan, when in fact his plan mandates that they get coverage. This, AP notes, after he harshly "criticized his Democratic primary rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for proposing to mandate coverage."

And the continually-morphing figure of exactly how big the problem of the chronically uninsured, socialist compassion (!) for which is, of course, the reason for the debate (or maybe it is fascist power hunger, but who am I to criticize?), has now, by Barack "The Mathematical Messiah" Obama's own profession morphed once again, from the 46 million that AP says Obama has referred to "time and again" to a mere 30 million.

But what is 1/3 of the total number among friends? After all, we are only talking a few million here! Are you sure you want these algebraic frauds "controlling health care costs?"


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obama Prepares for Crucial Health Care Speech

Photo of Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama rehearsing before speaking to a
joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009.



WASHINGTON, D.C. - Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama spent the majority of Tuesday and Wednesday this week preparing for his 28th scheduled speech on the issue of health care, to be broadcast Wednesday night, September 9, to a joint session of Congress.

The last time that a president addressed a joint session of Congress was consequent to the September 11 attacks on September 20, 2001.

While billed as a way to seize momentum as Congress returns to work after their summer hiatus (during which the stock market rocketed higher), officials at the major networks, scrambling to accommodate The Messiah's fifth major prime-time address in less than eight months as president, are suggesting that Obama simply accede to production of his own reality show. Insiders suggest that initial plans for "The Obamas" will be modeled on one of the original reality shows, "The Osbournes," which gave an insider's view of the home life of heavy metal artist and bat gourmand Ozzy Osbourne.

"We think that there will be a lot of similarities, which works for us," said an unnamed source at ABC, which recently ran a pre-recorded special plugging Obama's health-care socialization scheme. "For instance, it is well-known that Ozzy did a lot of drugs - so there's that angle. I mean, the health care angle... uhhhh, that similarity with Barack. And then of course, we expect there to be family dynamics issues, the whole 'strong woman really runs the house' theme, and the whole angle of there being a lot of indecipherable communication. Yeah, a lot of pointless rambling and people scratching their heads and asking, 'What the devil is he talking about?' - more than MTV had with Ozzy Osbourne."

Earlier in the day, Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama had devoted several hours to speech preparation.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted, "The President has been focusing more on the greater principles than the minutia of what he intends to say. He will really be prepared tonight. This may be the most crucial speech of his presidency thus far - or at least in the top 24." When asked to expand on the "great principles" Obama has been reviewing, Gibbs replied, "Well, I saw him skimming Oratory for Dummies."

White House officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, also reported that assorted teleprompters were being prepared for the address.

"We are aiming for a certain level of redundancy, just in case we have a teleprompter faint, as has happened numerous times. We'll have another teleprompter step right in and take over."

On background, officials have admitted that Obama's endless droning on about nothing is causing even his teleprompters to nod off in mid-speech. Those same officials promise that measures are being taken to ensure that tonight's speech contains, as one administration official put it, "more twists than that oh-so curvy, luscious, Sarah Palin. Wait - that tape recorder isn't ON is it? Van Jones? NO COMMENT!"

Though this will be a special "joint" session, Larry Sinclair is not expected to attend.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Proposed Presidential Portrait of Obama

Proposed Official Presidential Portrait of Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama (c)



I want to get into the act while the money is still good. Numerous artists have made scads of money developing striking portraits designed to bring out our Fair President's essence. I offer my interpretation not only to make money in the present (I think you will agree that the above offering would make an excellent T-shirt!), but I think that my interpretation works well to memorialize The One as his eventual official presidential portrait.

The reasons why my interpretation is such a fitting one are obvious, but being the utter pedant that I am, I cannot resist explaining my artistic composition.

First, note the similarity to Obama's official propaganda seal:



The similarity between the two will help Obama's supporters, a class largely illiterate, to identify the significance of the portrait! The round shape, mimicking the "O" in Obama, the white background ringed by a border. This has the classic shape of an old-timey reader, helping the illiterate to learn their ABCs and basic words: A is for apple, B is for boy, O is for zero or Obama! Who says that I do not "respect diversity?" My design appeals to both those who can read (Republicans) and those who cannot (Obama Supporters).

Secondly, note that the proposed official portrait stunningly encapsulates the contribution that Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama will make to the long-term good of the United States of America: Zero. It also strikingly captures the qualifications that BHO44 has for performing the job of President of the United States: Zero. And of course, it represents the real change that will ultimately be ushered in by The Messiah: Zero. Conversely, and somewhat frighteningly, it also represents the measure of the Dow Jones Industrial Average when Obama and Biden finish "guessing" about how to fix the economy: Zero.

Finally, I think that my offering should be adopted as the official Presidential Portrait of Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama because it accurately reflects who he is: an empty suit. A person of no distinction whatsoever. A person of such mild accomplishment that he reckons being the editor of the law review and managing his own campaign to be significant leadership experience. In short, a person of such minor accomplishment that he might as well not even exist. Al Bundy's four touchdowns in one game looks to be an astounding achievement by contrast.

Join me in petitioning the Office of the President and the eventual Presidential Library (certainly to be funded by various Kenyan, Iranian, and North Korean interests!), and all others in relevant authority, to adopt my artistic presentation as the official Presidential Portrait of Barack Hussein Hoover Muhammad bin Obama!

I have hope! Let's work for change! Let's change the Presidential Portrait from a mere picture to something really meaningful!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Obama Economy

Atlanta Fed Chief Dennis Lockhart says that if the national unemployment rate were figured by the old rules - including those who are underemployed and those who have stopped looking for work - that rather than the outrageous 9.4% rate touted by the Obama administration, the real rate of unemployment is approximately 16%.

Lockhart, whose knowledge of economics is more advanced than the guesswork indulged in by the Obama administration, says that public spending will not solve the unemployment problem. He additionally forecasts a protracted period of recession typified by perennial joblessness, and calls fears about excessive government spending leading to high deficits and inflation "warranted."

Economist John Williams of shadowstats.com estimates that, when all data is taken into consideration, the real unemployment rate is teetering on the brink of The Great Depression's 25%. In an article at U.S. News & World Report, Williams is quoted:

So if you care not just about people who meet the official definition of "unemployed" but also about people who are dropping out of the labor force, 2009 seems to be trailing 1982 in terms of the health of the labor market. Williams says that when he takes into consideration people who haven't looked for work in more than a year because they can't find jobs, the real unemployment rate today goes all the way up to 20.6 percent by his calculations. "It won't take much to get it to the worst since the Great Depression," he says.
Whether you go with the Atlanta Fed's number of 16% or John Williams' number approaching 21%, it is plain that Obama will indeed go down in history...

... with Hoover.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The ONE Thing Edward Kennedy Got Right.

"The problems of our economy have occurred not as an outgrowth of laissez-faire, unbridled competition. They have occurred under the guidance of federal agencies, and under the umbrella of federal regulations."

Over My Cold, Dead, Fresh Body: The Criminalization of Tupperware


Idiot legislators in Missouri recently managed to criminalize Tupperware. Mark my words - when Tupperware is criminalized, only criminals will have Tupperware!

Inside sources indicate that their next acts will be to enact regulations for the proper use of Cracker Jacks, to remove the toe-stopper from speed skates, and to demand the re-issuance of millions of dollars worth of S&H Green Stamps. As the Founding Fathers warned, surrendering our rights to carry dishwasher safe storage containers is a slippery slope to the compromise of the remainder of our civil rights.

Of course, this story is not as weird as it might first appear (!!!). You see, these unctuous monuments to stupidity and self-righteousness did not actually intend to outlaw Tupperware.

Yes, it was a mistake. The intent was to criminalize the use of Styrofoam on waterways, but due to a mishap (perhaps, like Arlen Specter, they did not read the bill? or perhaps, like Joe Biden, they "guessed wrong" about the type of plastic container they needed to regulate? or perhaps, like Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama, they simply didn't know how bad that type of plastic was until they actually got into office, and it was really all George W. Bush's fault?), sources report that these insightful legislators "confused their plastics."

Important lessons to learn:

1) The confidence that the masses place in their government is incomprehensibly misplaced. These people are not only idiots, they are professional idiots. They are idiots excelsior; idiots of surpassing beauty.

2) The ability of government functionaries and the bureaucrats who shiftily enact their decrees to get ANYTHING AT ALL RIGHT is roughly inverse to the Constitutionality of their political views. The next time an intellectual midget the size of Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama or Joe Biden assures you that if you pass their silly stimulus, unemployment will not exceed 8%, or that they are appropriately "guessing" as to how to fix the economy, remember that. The collective government of these United States of America, whether at the federal, state, or local level in this era, causes the Detroit Lions to appear positively competent by comparison.

3) These same bloated intellectual dirigibles, questionable both as to literacy and morality, want to run your health care, the energy industry, and are promising that they have saved your economy. As the story indicates, the state law was based on a federal rule, which was sumptuously plagiarized by the local yokels. The federal rule did, in fact, intend to ban Tupperware. So the stupidity that is enacted by accident at the state level is in fact the intent of the mental wizards in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Credit Where the Credit Crisis Is Due



I have demonstrated previously on the hallowed pages of Obama Watch that the economic crisis as it now exists is fully the fault of the Democratic party in the United States. Their semi-retarded politics designed it and, while it is certain that some Republicans cooperated with and facilitated their (always) hare-brained ideas, it is also true that Democrats intentionally stepped over the bodies of protesting Republicans to enact the policies that have brought on the current economic morass.

A crisis of the magnitude of that which the country now faces has the interesting consequence of producing stark honesty where one would not necessarily expect to find such honesty. In reading the book, A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, author Lawrence G. Mcdonald, who seems generally very sympathetic to Bill Clinton personally and to his administration, nevertheless writes (from the historical perspective of an industry insider - Mcdonald was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers):

Roberta Achtenberg, the daughter of a Russian-born owner of a Los Angeles neighborhood grocery store, was plucked by President Clinton from relative obscurity in 1993 and elevated to the position of assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Roberta and Bill were united in their desire to increase home ownership in poor and minority communities.



And despite a barrage of objections led by Senator Jesse Helms, who referred to Achtenberg as that "damn lesbian," the lady took up her appointment in the new administration, citing innate racism as one of the main reasons why banks were reluctant to lend to those without funds.

In the ensuing couple of years, Roberta Achtenberg harnessed all of the formidable energy on the massed ranks of the United States bankers, sometimes threatening, sometimes berating, sometimes bullying - anything to persuade the banks to provide mortgages to people who might not have been up to the challenge of coping with up-front down payments and regular monthly payments.

Between 1993 and 1999, more than two million such clients became new homeowners. In her two-year tenure as assistant secretary, she set up a national grid of offices staffed by attorneys and investigators. Their principal aim was to enforce the laws against the banks, the laws that dealt with discrimination. Some of the fines leveled at the banks ran into the millions, to drive home Achtenberg's avowed intent to utilize the law to change the ethos of providing mortgage money in the United States of America.

Banks were compelled to jump into line, and soon they were making thousands of loans without any cash-down deposits whatsoever: an unprecedented situation. Mortgage officers inside the banks were forced to bend or break their own rules in order to achieve a good Community Reinvestment Act rating, which would please the administration by demonstrating generosity to underprivileged borrowers even if they might default. Easy mortgages were the invention of Bill Clinton's Democrats.

However, there was, in the mid- to late 1990s one enormous advantage: amid general prosperity, the housing market was strong and prices were rising steadily. At that point in time, mortgage defaults were relatively few in number and the securitization of mortgages, which had such disastrous consequences during the financial crisis that began in 2007, barely existed.

Nonetheless, there were many beady-eyed financiers who looked askance at this new morality and privately yearned for the days when bank policies were strictly conservative, when credit was flatly denied to anyone without the proven ability to repay.

And at the center of this seething disquiet, somewhere between the persuasive silken-tongued members of the banking lobby and the missionary zeal of Roberta Achtenberg, stood William J. Clinton, whose heart, not for the first time, may have been ruling his head.


Emphasis added throughout. But catch the specific wording: "innate racism" is the reason that loans were not extended to "those without funds"? The Clintonistas were willing to do "anything to persuade the banks to provide mortgages to people who might not have been up to the challenge of coping with up-front down payments and regular monthly payments"? Achtenberg's intent was to "change the ethos of providing mortgage money"? Banks and mortgage companies were "forced to break their own rules"?

Now hear this: "Easy mortgages were the invention of Bill Clinton's Democrats." And all those mortgage companies, investment banks, and community banks that are now getting the blame were nonetheless peopled by "beady-eyed financiers who looked askance at this new morality."

Remember, the same people who designed this economic earthquake are in the process of taking over large swathes of American business, the energy industry, and health care - and in the case of Congressional Democrats, it is not merely the same party, but actually the same people involved.

The Democratic party is either populated by the largest concentration of morons in the universe, or is populated by an exceedingly large contingent of wholly evil individuals who are bent on pursuing their utopian political goals in the face of reality and at the expense of their constituents. What idiot actually believes that racism is the reason that banks won't lend money to people who can't pay? What fool thinks that it is a positive step forward to compel banks to forsake their own rules and extend loans to those who have not even demonstrated an ability to regularly and fully pay rent? Only Democrats are capable of these anti-intellectual paroxysms into mental disease. Or at least they are the only ones who can do it and escape being committed....

Are these the people that you really want to trust to do what is best for you and the country in regard to your health care? Have these same individuals not already demonstrated their inarguable inability to get anything right? Look around....

Democrat, thy name is guilty. See what thou hast wrought.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Canadian Socialized Medicine "Imploding"



Excerpted from Google News, via Canadian Press:

SASKATOON — The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country - who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting - recognize that changes must be made.

"We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

"We know that there must be change," she said. "We're all running flat out, we're all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands."

The pitch for change at the conference is to start with a presentation from Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA, who has said there's a critical need to make Canada's health-care system patient-centred. He will present details from his fact-finding trip to Europe in January, where he met with health groups in England, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and France.

His thoughts on the issue are already clear. Ouellet has been saying since his return that "a health-care revolution has passed us by," that it's possible to make wait lists disappear while maintaining universal coverage and "that competition should be welcomed, not feared."

In other words, Ouellet believes there could be a role for private health-care delivery within the public system....


The Obama administration, far from being "hip" and "cutting edge" and "progressively forward thinking," is mired in an idealistic socialism that even modern socialists reject - that which fell with the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Pact. All the evidence is in - and Obama's socialist impulses have been conclusively proven not to work.

It is joyously ironic that at the exact moment that the socialized health care systems are seeking to encourage private insurance health care delivery, the Obamazombies, mired in 1970s Soviet propaganda, are seeking to dispense with the same.

Poor Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama! Apparently editing the law review gave him no understanding of history or economics!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Obama Administration Signaling Public Option May Be Off Table

Excerpted from AP Reports:

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott, Associated Press Writer – 11 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Bowing to Republican pressure and an uneasy public, President Barack Obama's administration signaled Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health care system.

Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan. Such a concession probably would enrage Obama's liberal supporters but could deliver a much-needed victory on a top domestic priority opposed by GOP lawmakers.

....

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that government alternative to private health insurance is "not the essential element" of the administration's health care overhaul. The White House would be open to co-ops, she said, a sign that Democrats want a compromise so they can declare a victory.

Under a proposal by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., consumer-owned nonprofit cooperatives would sell insurance in competition with private industry, not unlike the way electric and agriculture co-ops operate, especially in rural states such as his own.

....

Obama's spokesman refused to say a public option was a make-or-break choice.

"What I am saying is the bottom line for this for the president is, what we have to have is choice and competition in the insurance market," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday.

A day before, Obama appeared to hedge his bets.

"All I'm saying is, though, that the public option, whether we have it or we don't have it, is not the entirety of health care reform," Obama said at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo. "This is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it."

....

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Obama's team is making a political calculation and embracing the co-op alternative as "a step away from the government takeover of the health care system" that the GOP has pummeled.

Friday, August 14, 2009

American College of Surgeons: Obama "Uninformed"



The American College of Surgeons, on August 12, responded with a press release concerning recent remarks made by Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama with a curt categorization of his remarks as "uninformed." Well, at least he is consistent....

The press release read (in part):

The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality care provided by surgeons in the United States. When the President makes statements that are incorrect or not based in fact, we think he does a disservice to the American people at a time when they want clear, understandable facts about health care reform. We want to set the record straight.

Yesterday during a town hall meeting, President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the Medicare reimbursement for this service.


Joe Biden quickly responded to this press release by insisting that the Obama administration had merely "guessed wrong."

Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama responded by blaming the high cost of surgery on former president George W. Bush. "We had no idea surgeries were so expensive when the campaign was going on," said Obama. "But it has become clear in recent days that the situation is much worse than we had anticipated."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Black Preacher: Find a Way to Get Rid of "Long-Legged Mac Daddy" Obama

Obama is identified as a congenital liar, a freak, a communist, a socialist, and a "long-legged mac daddy" homosexual.

Americans are warned to find a way to get rid of the "long-legged mac daddy" lest White Folks begin rioting - because this preacher is "praying for the success" of the White Folks who are going to riot - and be warned, you don't want to see what is going to happen when White Folks begin to riot!

The spontaneous love song in honor of Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama's alleged affair with one Larry Sinclair is genuine entertainment: "Obama and Larry Sinclair, had a steamy love affair!"

Is this guy serious?

The sad thing is - he could be!


Obama to Democrat Fascist Brownshirts: GET IN THEIR FACE!

It is the stuff of perverted Saturday morning cartoons: Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama and his Gestapo clan at the DNC warble on about the right using "organized groups" to protest his attempted decline into Fascism via government-run and -rationed health care, while simultaneously sending out the SEIU thugs and other Democrat Brownshirts to physically assault normal citizens who are simply utilizing their First Amendment rights.

Remember, this is the same administration who refused to prosecute Black Panthers for polling-place intimidation that was caught on camera on election day in Philadelphia.

Welcome to Obama's Chicagoland thuggery as fully anticipated by Orwell....







Another perspective - notice the number of SEIU Union T-Shirts in this video, which, by happenstance (?) are similar in hue to those originally worn by the SS:





More Obamazombie thuggery, in Philadelphia on election day.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fact & Fiction in the Health Care Debate

The following is from AP wire reports and appeared in the Monday, August 3 edition of the Kinston (N.C.) Daily Free Press. The "claims" are excerpted objections to the Obama/Democratic health care proposals as they currently stand, while the "Facts" are excerpts showing that Democratic denials are simply not true.

Let it be said, by way of definition, that as of right now, there is no "Obama" plan for health care. While he has outlined certain goals that he would like to have reached, he has not yet put forth a plan. The plans that are currently wending their way through the Congress are all Democratic plans, however. The Senate has two bills it is considering, while the House is waiting for its plan to make its way out of committee.

But the intent of the plan is discernible from the structure of these currently-known plans, and a close examination of the objections to the various plans and the Obama administration's denials show that Obama and the Democrats are simply lying about key provisions.

"CLAIM: Americans won't have to change doctors or insurance companies.

'If you like your plan and you like your doctor, you won't have to do a thing,' Obama said on June 23. 'You keep your plan; you keep your doctor.'

THE FACTS: The proposed legislation would not require people to drop their doctor or insurer. But some tax provisions, depending on how they are written, might make it cheaper for some employers to pay a fee to end their health coverage. Their workers presumably would move to a public insurance plan that might not include their current doctors.


CLAIM: The Democrats' plans will lead to rationing, or the government determining which medical procedures a patient can have....

THE FACTS: ... Denying coverage for certain procedures might increase under proposals to have a government-appointed agency identify medicines and procedures best suited for various conditions....


CLAIM: Overhauling health care will not expand the federal deficit over the long term.

THE FACTS: ... the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House bill lacks mechanisms to bring health care costs under control."

Again, these are direct quotations from an Associated Press wire story - not Sean Hannity or The American Spectator.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Obamaspeak: Tell a Big Enough Lie....


Obama is spending a lot of time these days impressing upon his listeners that Obamacare doesn't mean the end of health care as we know it - rather it is just an expansion of an already good thing. This is a necessary tack for him to take, inasmuch as opinion polls show that most Americans are satisfied with their own health care plans, and don't wish to exchange them for something run by the government. In excess of 80% of recently-polled Americans expressed fear that Obama's health care reforms would make their current level of care more expensive, would decrease the quality of care, or would result in rationing of some sort.

And even among those who seek expansion of governmental involvement in health care, typical complaints are that something "needs to be done for children and the elderly."

"Something needs to be done, especially to help the kids and the elderly," said [Sharon] Williams, 48, who works for the school district in Forsyth County, Ga [and who voted for Obama]. "But if the reforms affect the insurance I have now, I would have a deep issue with it." Of course, something is already being done for the elderly and children - S-CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare (parts A, B, C, D, and E)... but her utter lack of awareness of this fact and her location within a public school identify her as the somewhat typical Obama voter.

In a speech in 2003, Obama was at least honest about his incipient socialism. He states, "I happen to be a proponent of single-payer, universal health care programs."




He further assures his listeners (at about :35 of the above video) that "a single payer, universal health-care plan - that's what I'd like to see. But, as all of you know, we may not get that immediately. because we've got to take that to the White house, and we've got to take that to the Senate..." (emphasis added).

Then, in 2007, while addressing the SEIU, Obama states very clearly that his intent is to "eliminate" private insurance, though it probably will not be possible "immediately," and may need to wait "15 or 20 years out."





How odd, then, that less than a full 24 hours after these videos began to be disseminated in mass, that the White House would respond with an allegation that Obama's own words represent "disinformation" about his own position!





It seems to me that we have been here before (and not just in the Clinton administration); yes, wasn't it just this past weekend - and this same group of people - that was gloating all over the Sunday talk shows that tax increases on those earning less than $250,000 were not "off the table?" Only to be assured by Robert Gibbs on Monday that, in fact, Obama does not (yet) intend to raise taxes on those earning less than $250,000 per year?

Which to believe? How about none of them?

Is there something in the water that makes Democrats congenital liars? Or is it perhaps a strategy...?

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels

Monday, August 3, 2009

What Real Americans Think About Obamacare

Lloyd Dogget (D-TX) shouted down and flees his own town hall meeting:





Arlen Specter shouted down when he excuses not reading bills by saying, "We have to make judgments really fast..." because of a plethora of "many" "thousand page" bills! The odd thing is that this weiner actually seems to think this is an excuse....


Monday, July 27, 2009

Obamaman: Greg Morton

From the Bob and Tom Show, comedian Greg Morton sings "Obama Man" to the tune of "Candy Man"....


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama's Newspeak

Listening to the rhetoric of Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama and his administration cannot help but remind one of the Newspeak of Orwell's 1984. He is non-partisan and bipartisan, and yet the most polarizing figure in more than a century of American politics. He is universalizing health care with government force and regulation, but not socializing health care. In Obamaland, it is necessary to spend more money to avoid going into bankruptcy. And without raising taxes on the middle class he has tried to pass a Cap & Trade bill that will add $1,500 to the average energy bill in America.

At times like this, it is important to remember the real purpose of the lie in the radical socialist's mind....

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious of lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to cooperate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine policial correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Theodore Dalrymple

Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama Logic


The following is an outline of the development of the logic of the Obamazombies as it regards the economy. Something is missing that I can't quite figure out. Perhaps someone would be good enough to help explain it all to me?

1) Prior to the election: "The American economy is the Worst Since The Great Depression! Vote for me! I can fix it!"

2) Immediately after the election: "The American economy is the Worst Since The Great Depression - but we will halt its decline in its tracks! Thanks for voting for me! I am now going to fix it!"

3) Following the stimulus passage: "Yes, unemployment for Bush's last year was 4.60%, signifying the Worst Economy Since The Great Depression! Now the unemployment rate is 9.5%, signifying that the stimulus package is WORKING!"





[Free information - no additional charge: If the unemployment rate were figured today using the same methods as were used 50 years ago, the current unemployment rate is pressing 18%. You are welcome for this free information.]

3) As the economy has become progressively worse: "Nobody knew the economy was THIS bad! Why, it's the Worst Economy Since The Great Depression! It's not our fault we can't fix it!"

4) Joe (Silver Tongue) Biden: "So we guessed wrong.... Who woulda thunk that the economy was this bad? If we don't spend more money, we'll go bankrupt!"

I think that the technical term for the above is "having it every which way."

Medical doctors generally refer to such disordered thinking as "confusion," and send the patient off to be checked for a head injury.

My grandmother called it "lying."

Monday, June 29, 2009

Grim Truths

The words of Thomas Sowell:

"Perhaps people who are busy gushing over the Obama cult today might do well to stop and think about what it would mean for their grand-daughters to live under sharia law.

The glib pieties in Barack Obama's televised sermonettes will not stop Iran from becoming a nuclear terrorist nation."

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Real Cost of High Taxes


"I don't know if I can live on my income or not - the government won't let me try it."
Bob Thaves of "Frank and Ernest"


The Obama administration can barely keep the drool from dripping out the sides of its collective mouth at the thought of seizing yet more of the Amercan economy and raising taxes higher, and higher, and yet higher.

The Center for Fiscal Accountability, however, recently placed ads in magazines showing how much we are paying in taxes already. If all taxes that you currently pay (income tax, sales tax, corporate income tax, property tax, capital gains tax, unemployment insurance tax, workman's compensation tax, licensing taxes, regulatory fines... you get the idea) were published like the Surgeon General's Warning on every item that you purchased, what exactly are you already paying in taxes even before Obama has his way and raises your taxes again?

* 37.6% of a can of soda is tax.

* 44.8% of a meal dining out is tax.

*45.6% of the price of a firearm is tax.

*46.3% of your cable TV bill is tax.

* 46.4% of your cell phone and its contract is tax.

* 50% of your nightly hotel bill is tax.

* 51.2% of the price of gasoline is tax.

* 51.8% of your landline phone is tax.

* 55% of domestic airfare is tax.

* 56.2% of each bottle of domestic beer is tax.

* 60.6% of the cost of a car rental is tax.

* 79.6% of the cost of liquor is tax.

* 81.3% of the cost of a cigarette is tax.

Paying enough yet? How much MORE money would you have in your pocket if, for each item above, you could pay the cost that it actually takes to manufacture and distribute the item, along with a hefty profit, minus all that tax?

Could you send your kids to college without a second mortgage?

Pay off your credit cards?

Repair your home? Or maybe even pay it off?

And Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama wants to raise taxes in this country?

Really?

Maybe the real solution is to stop spending so much....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Democrats Incapable of Fixing Economy

Seeing the pirouetting of the Obama Administration while the American people scratch their collective noggin and ask, "Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?", it is compelling to think of a time when a modern member of the Democrat party has made reasonable adjustments that led to long-term economic prosperity.

Well, besides when Kennedy acted like a Republican and slashed taxes, that is.

And one engaged in such an intellectual mission is simply bound to come up dry.

"But wait!" gasps the fair reader, who believes that truth sometimes, somehow emanates from the CBS Evening News, Oprah, and The Daily Show, "what about the highly-vaunted Clinton economy?"

Ah, yes, the myth of the Clinton economy. But one who accepted the belief system of The Daily Show would believe in such tales, which inevitably involve princesses, dragons, and begin with "Once upon a time in a land far away..." wouldn't one?

Futures Magazine first made the point in early 2001 (by my recollection) that the "Clinton economy" was a myth of the same magnitude as the much-harassed Yeti and alien abductions, though thankfully without the latter's uncomfortable probes (the myth, not the economy!). I still have in my files the magazine's chart showing the buildup of the stock market throughout the Clinton years. The below is a reasonable reproduction of that chart, for the sake of argument.



And the discerning reader will of course, note that in the initial years of the Clinton administration the economy was less than robust. In fact, let's be clear, there were times it was in slight decline, and at best it was barely holding its own until....

Until what? Well, look at the chart! Elections take place in November, do they not? And those elected are installed in office in the following January, are they not?

And you will note that the steep run-up in the Dow Jones Industrial Average took place following the 1994 election, which replaced a decrepit, corrupt, and high-taxing band of liberals with tax-slashing, welfare-busting, and otherwise swashbuckling Republicans who had vowed to push a pre-defined "Contract with America."

The increase in economic health during the Clinton administration was, of course, due to the fact that Clinton wasn't getting his way for the last six years of it! His strategy of "triangulation," recommended by Republican strategist Dick Morris (brought in expressly to breathe fresh life into his faltering administration, if condom-covered Christmas trees and otherwise juicy Gap dresses and cigars can be dignified with the term administration). whereby Clinton agreed to do his best impression of Republicans (remember "the era of big government is over" and "the end of welfare as we know it"?) while cooperating - but to a lesser degree - with the GOP, leaves us with the lesson: when Democrats have free rein (reign?), prepare for misery.

Which is precisely the finding of Yale economist Ray Fair. Fair, in attempting to discern the relative effectiveness of the two American parties' general economic policies (and eschewing the Democratic penchant for determining said effect by examining the entrails of a chicken or by happily guessing, as Joe Biden recently confessed was the Obama administration's [sic] strategy, but I digress....), he found that the more reliably and long-term a state votes Democratic, the higher was their unemployment rate in this most recent April.




Where a state has reliably voted for a Democratic candidate since the 1980s (and one assumes, where the socialist policies of the Democratic party find most general acceptance at state and local levels as well) are now experiencing unemployment levels approaching double digits. States that have been solidly Democratic since the 1990s are slightly lower, and states which turned "blue" since 2000 slightly exceed 8 per cent. States that have been GOP strongholds since 2000 have the next highest unemployment, followed by states that are reliably GOP since the 1990s. Of course, that group of states which are most solidly GOP, and which have voted for Republican candidates most reliably since the 1980s, have the lowest unemployment levels of all.

Moral of the Story One: Voting has very real consequences.

Moral of the Story Two: Obama's high-tax, increasing-regulation, spend-like-flowing-water, fascistic-takeover-of-business, let's nationalize the whole country approach is not likely to make things better.

But, like Clinton, he has to face midterm elections.

The solution will be to vote a straight Republican ticket come 2010.