Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big Bird is a one percenter!

Why in god's name are we still talking about Big Bird?

Apparently the president's reelection campaign thinks this is a winning issue, but it will backfire. Everybody loves Big Bird, but does he still deserve corporate welfare? This is an instructional example of Obama's penchant for crony capitalism.

It also demonstrates that there is no government program that he would cut, except for defense spending.

How can Obama rail against the one percent, and then turn around and seriously suggest that the very wealthy and well to do Children's Workshop still deserve millions of tax payer dollars?

Big Bird, Small President

At the end of fiscal 2011, Sesame Workshop and its subsidiaries had total assets of $289 million. About $29 million was held in cash and "cash equivalents," mainly money-market mutual funds. Another $121 million on the balance sheet was held in "investments." According to the accompanying notes, these investments included stakes in hedge funds and private-equity funds. It's unclear from the financial statements if Big Bird has ever invested in funds run by Bain Capital, founded by Mitt Romney, but no doubt Sesame would be welcomed as a client by many investment managers. 

So Big Bird likes to maximize revenues and investment gains as much as the next muppet. And now the President has made this adorable critter the symbol of federal programs that allegedly require eternal taxpayer aid, even if it has to be put on the future tax bill of today's pre-schoolers. Is that funny?
Maybe the president did spend Bill Maher's million dollars on pot? Getting stoned and watching Sesame Street probably inspires all sorts of whacky economic policies. Foreign policy too! The take away lesson is that it's ok to be a one percenter as long as Obama likes you. 

I think it says volumes about Obama's personality, and character flaws. Where were the president's witty retorts at the debate? Where was the super-genius? Instead the president slunk his spanked ass out of the debate, and now that he has Big Bird and his teleprompter he's laugh-a-minute tough guy.

What a coward.

Friday, October 28, 2011

We Are The 53%

After initially hearing about the occupodos claiming to represent the 99% (people who make less than $343,000) my reaction was "No you are not! You are the 47% who don't pay any taxes!".

So if you go on and do the math, that means the rest of us are the 53%. The people who actually pay taxes.

Apparently there is a burgeoning movement coalescing under the banner of "We Are The 53%". I get it. And in fact I am for whatever storyline is required to unravel the lies of the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET crowd. But let's be frank. The 53% is the Tea Party. It was the Tea Party that got out first to protest the bank bail outs, and to put an end to the Fed. The main difference is that the Tea Party blames the government for the bailouts while the occupodos blame Wall Street and the free market capitalism system that has made America great.

Let me go on to stipulate my own grand conspiracy theory surrounding the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET movement. It is not a grass roots movement inspired by sudden frustration as was the case with the Tea Party. It is part of a vast left wing conspiracy to get President Obama elected to a second term. It is no coincidence that the community-organizer-in-chief reignited the class warfare front with his business bashing rhetoric, and that Warren Buffet declared the rich should be taxed more, and that then college students, unemployed recent grads, and ancient hippies reliving their glory days, suddenly began to occupy ( camp - party - defecate ) public parks close to financial institutions with the support of unions and the ACORN infrastructure.

Everybody now knows, including the Presidents supporters, that the Emperor has no clothes, and so he has brilliantly orchestrated events to rev up his base. Not that his base was going to vote for the other team, but maybe they just weren't going to show up. Even better, maybe the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET astro-turf movement will get his base "to get in the face" of the independants that he will oh so desperately need.

But I could be wrong. Just say'in.

The Rich Should Pay For EVERYTHING!

Ummmm..... No!
"You do not make the poor rich by making the rich poor"

-Abraham Lincoln
H/T to Micheal Graham for pulling out this video. And according to his wishes I want to pass it on to you.

A Single Economist Destroys The Entire Premise Of The Occupy Movement In 7 Minutes
It takes Professor Richard Epstein less than 7 minutes to demolition Liz Warren’s economic idiocy, President Obama’s far-Left insanity and the entire premise of the Occupy movement.

Not bad for one PBS interview.

Please watch this, then send the link to your “The Rich Can Pay For EVERYTHING!” friends.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marc Ash Is Still A Moron: #OWS

Atlanta #OWS Rally
Pigheaded progressive propagandist March Ash over at Reader Supported News is waxing poetically over the Occupy Wall Street movement. It wasn't too long ago that I posted about his fear and loathing over Tea Party protests and how he wagged his finger at their violent overtones.

Marc Ash is a Moron.
It's time to set the record straight. The reason that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the brain, "through and through," was that an individual hated and feared her political objectives enough to commit the cowardly act.
His hyperbolic contortions to blame the Tea Party for the violence done to Gabrielle Giffords were pornographic, never mind a complete lie.

And now? Now that violence has come to the streets he wells up with pride and adulation at the stinky dirty occupodos currently occupying the streets of Oakland.

A Witness to the Violence in Oakland
Whatever meaning the Occupy Movement represents to the protesters who participate, to the Oakland Police Department, and the system they are paid to protect, it obviously represents something to be feared and repressed ... violently, and even lethally, if necessary.
Apparently, now being feared is good. He goes on to lie about their non-violent nature.
Armed only with a growing chant of "Our streets!" the marchers moved forward towards the line of police in riot gear. Shoulder to shoulder in non-violent defiance, the marchers tried to filter through the line of riot-armored police.
Brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it? Only, as usual, it's not the whole story.

Occupy Clashes Test Mayors
The trouble began after some demonstrators in front of the Oakland Library Tuesday afternoon began throwing "paint or other hazardous material" at officers, said a statement from Oakland police posted on Twitter.
Oh c'mon! A little paint and "hazardous material" never hurt anyone. I wonder if by "hazardous material" they mean feces? But what the hell?
Police said protesters threw M-80 fireworks at the officers as well as objects including bottles, rocks, pots and pans.
Damn police! They never let anyone have any fun!

Marc Ash goes on to preach about how this movement can never be stopped.
And there is no indication that police violence can stop it.
That maybe so, but unlike an old hippie like Marc Ash who's Marxist vision can never be extinguished, the useful idiots that make up the Occupodos are in fact learning something from this experience.

Remedial Economics
Nan Terrie learned an expensive lesson last week about the importance of property rights. "Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment," the 18-year-old protester told the New York Post. "I had my Mac stolen—that was like $5,500." Why? Because she left it in a public place, amid a crowd demanding the redistribution of wealth. Imagine that.
It's always going to be a good day when a Wall Street Journal Op/Ed piece can give you a good chuckle, but it's a great day when they can make you laugh out loud (lol - for you occupodos who might be reading this).
Perverse incentives were at work at Occupy Boston, where 36-year-old Andrew Warner told the Boston Herald: "It's turning into us against them." By "them" he didn't mean rich bankers but street vagrants: "They come in here and they're looking at it as a way of getting a free meal and a place to crash, which is totally fine, but they don't bring anything to the table at all." The same is true in New York, where "sanitation committee" member Lauren Digioia told the Daily News: "There's a lot of takers here and they feel entitled."
Really! You cannot make this stuff up.

Marc Ashe ignores the reports of beatings, rapes, robberies and does not talk about the fact that the encampments have begun to put together their own brown shirt squads to try and police themselves, mostly because it's embarrassing to have to call the police you have been battling to come to the aid of a rape victim.

More than anything else, given his completely based in no fact at all indictment of the Tea Party and their violent imagery, I would like to know what he thinks about the violent imagery and intimidation being used by the occupodos?
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed....said in a statement. Among his apparent concerns were an unauthorized hip-hop concert held at the park last Saturday, which drew large crowds, and a protester who circled the park Tuesday toting an AK-47, which he had a permit to carry but which unnerved others in the park.
Such are the travails of a hard core propagandist.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Providence

I went to check out the Occupy Providence encampment yesterday. There is not a lot going on there. Honestly there were more tents set up than there were people. My best guess was that the residents of those tents were attending the classes that Mom and Dad paid for, or sneaking back to the dorm to take a shower and would likely return the nights festivities. It really did feel like a normal campground. Everybody was very nice and non-threatening, but it also lacked a feeling of passion. People were just hanging out.

In the video you will see that they did put together a protest against the Bank of America. I thought it was lack luster and not very well attended. One of the chants they used was "Banks Got Bailed Out! We Got Sold Out!". This chant made me want to ask one of them; 'If you are angry about the bailouts, then why did you not go to the Tea Party protests? And aren't you protesting the wrong people? The Government gave the banks our money, and the banks had to take it. It was not optional'. But I had chosen just to observe. Something about the vibe suggested that logic would not take the day. I now regret that decision.

At least the homeless people who typically who inhabit the park seemed to enjoy the company of the student and their willingness to share their food and water. That was nice.

Friday, October 7, 2011

So Much for Peaceful Protestors

The story line that police are beating innocent and peaceful protestors is bullshit. But you have to go outside of the U.S. to see the truth reported.

Police confront barrier-storming protesters 
There is a line of policemen right beside me and a few minutes ago they put up this barricade. That is because about 15 minutes ago a call went around the group [0f protestors] for anyone who wanted to be arrested to move to the front of the group. They did so, they locked arms, and they tried to push through the steel barricades at the top of Wall Street.
None of these types of provocations are being reported by mainstream left wing media.On the contrary, they are reporting the propaganda line about "innocent people being beaten and arrested". And now that the union organizers have shown up, the violence will be more organized and bloodier.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Occupy Wall Street vs Tea Party

It is amazing to sit back and watch the main stream media lavish the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET crowd with pity and support, all the while remembering how peaceful Tea Party Protests were depicted as angry and violent mobs.

With the cries for 'civility' from the left now just a distant memory, they can no longer suppress their penchant for hate and violence. The party that loves to hate is back on the street, and they are pissed!

One of Saul Alinsky's rules for radicals was to "accuse your opponent of the awful things that you are doing or about to do"

Clearly accusing the Tea Party of violence fell into the "about to do" category.

And now that there is some blood in the water the unions are joining the fun. The self proclaimed thug army for Obama can't stay away from a good street fight.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Of Course America is Soft Mr President! It's what progressives have been wishing for!

In a continued campaign to blame anything and everything except his leadership for the current state of the union, the economy, our international prestige and everything else he is supposed to be in charge of, President Obama has stopped blaming bush and now blames all of us.
"I mean, there are a lot of things we can do," Obama said. "The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track."
Of course America is weaker then it was decades ago Mr President Thanks to the progressive movement we now live in a politically correct society where competition is frowned upon. It's not good form to have an honor roll at school. Young soccer players don't keep score so as not to make the other team feel bad. Being successful and making money is a sin for which you will be punitively taxed while being ridiculed, and you better not push back either.

Gee Mr President, I wonder how America got soft?

Careful what you wish for.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Michael Graham: About Those Millionaires Not Paying Their “Fair Share”

Obama deflected the charge of resurecting the class war the other day by saying:
“If asking a billionaire to pay the same rate as a plumber or a teacher makes me a warrior for the middle class, I wear that charge as a badge of honor,”
He lies to the American people by suggesting that Billionaires don't pay the same rate as regular people. Well, they don't. THEY PAY A HIGHER RATE!

as I pointed out in a post the other day, IRS data shows they do pay a higher rate.

Krugman's Social Contract and the Coming Class War

and in a post today by radio talk show host Michael Graham, more IRS data to prove the point. The post is so good I am posting it here in it's entirety (without his permission. I hope that's OK Michael.)

About Those Millionaires Not Paying Their “Fair Share”

Economist Veronique de Rugy continues to fight the media-driven ignorance on taxes and who pays them.
In 2009, millionaires made up 0.1 percent, or just fewer than 240,000, of the 140 million tax returns filed that year. Despite their small demographic imprint, the magnitude of their contribution in paid taxes is hard to overlook. Over the past ten years, millionaires have paid 17 to 28 percent of total income tax returns per year.
Also note that, under evil George W. Bush and his “tax cuts for the rich,” the share of the income tax bill went UP—not down—by about 60%.
Add all the other facts about the people earning 20% of the income but paying 30% of the income tax bill, and I ask you again: How much more do they have to pay before you’ll call it “fair?” If they pay double their share—40%—would that be “fair?” Triple? 60%?
The LAST thing angry extremists like Elizabeth Warren want is “fairness.” They want “equal outcomes” for the hard-working and the lazy; for the smart and the dumb; for the risk-taker and the coward. Everybody gets to share the wealth.
What could be less “fair” than that?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Micheal Moore's Class Warfare

Can you imagine if some Tea Party spokesman came out and said:
"The people coming to these town hall meetings are mad! They are sick and tired of their tax money being wasted. They are sick of the welfare state and they are not going to take it any more. If the government doesn't change,there could be violence.No one wants to see that but that's what could happen"
Holy crap! Oh my god! Nancy Pelosi's head would have exploded.

Just speaking your mind at a town hall meeting was a violent threat in their minds. And now, real threats of violence, and real acts of intimidation are ignored by the main street media. The same band of propagandists who wanted you to think those Tea Party were crazy and violent are now telling you, " uh oh, These Marxists might be violent, we better appease them!".

But it's OK when the class warriors on the left threaten you with violence.

The violent left is getting impatient with Obama.