Thursday, November 20, 2014

Imperial President Obama Grants Amnesty by Diktat.

Tonight the Dictator-in-Chief declared that he will sign an executive order to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants.

In his speech tonight he went out of his way to say that his actions were NOT amnesty. If you believe that then you probably believed that 'if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor'.

This Obama drama isn't just a tantrum about the recent elections, it's also a cynical political play. The president has had six years to pretend to care about this issue. He didn't pull the pin on this grenade in 2012 because he wanted to get re-elected. He didn't pull the pin on this grenade in 2014 because the democrats trying to get re-elected would have stabbed Caesar on the steps of the White House. This is the same 'shove it down your throat' tactic he had to use when Massachusetts sent Senator Scott Brown to Washington in order to stop Obamacare. Once again the electorate has sent a message to the dictator, this time in overwhelming numbers, and he does not care. He knows better. Apparently elections only have consequences if you agree with him.

Obama: 'I hear you' - CNN

"To those of you who voted, I hear you," Obama said in his first public remarks since the election. To those who didn't vote, "I hear you too."
Elections don't count. He knows better.

It's also cynical because it is a naked attempt to to incite the Republicans into a rabid rage. Which is strategically smart. That could just work. It would not be the first time he tricked Republicans into taking action that is just not well received by the electorate at large. When Republicans threatened to shut down the government, and then did (to no consequence at all), unless he gave waivers for Obamacare penalties to individuals and small businesses, like he had done for friendly unions and large corporations, he called their bluff. Scored his political points, and then cynically granted the waiver by executive order, out of the sight of the complacent main stream media. The government only shut down because that is what he wanted, for political reasons.

And finally, it's mostly cynical because he has introduced 5 million undocumented democratic voters into the electorate well in time for the 2016 elections. That's the real play here. Get a green card, you get a drivers license. Get a drivers license, you get to vote.

Zeig Heil!

I won't even go into all the video where Obama is telling the Latino voters in 2012 that he didn't have the authority to just grant amnesty by executive order, because he didn't have the legal authority. We have all seen it, and we know his declarations tonight have no legal standing, just as he understands. But who cares!

Maybe Jon Gruber was right?

Jon Stewart takes on Jon Gruber, calls Democrats ‘slimy’
Mr. Gruber, an MIT economist who was paid almost $400,000 to help shape Obamacare, said during an October 2013 appearance at the University of Pennsylvania that the “lack of transparency” and “stupidity of the American voter” were politically advantageous in getting the law passed.
He who does not learn from history is condemned to repeat it.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bound for the Door

Just another song parody.

Basically the Dems don't get the message that the electorate has sent them. They didn't get it in 2010, and they really don't get it now.

Didn't somebody once say that elections have consequences? huh..........

Sung to the tune "Bound for the Floor" by the band 'Local H'

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Boots on the ground, as predicted.

Yet another example of this presidents tin ear, and inability to correctly form strategic foreign policy that is in the best interest of the United States. It is truly amazing that 6 years into his presidency he is still a neophyte and is still the naive newbie on the world stage. One would have thought that 6 years of on the job training would have taught him something, but I guess not. Some people never learn. It was inevitable that the U.S. would be called upon to fight ISIS. And, as reported here (I'm Back! and in other news... There will be boots on the ground!). There will be boots on the ground.

Obama to Send 1,500 More Troops to Assist Iraq 

President Obama has authorized the deployment of an additional 1,500 American troops to Iraq in the coming months, doubling the number of Americans meant to train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

The trainers and advisers are to help Iraqis and Kurds as they plan a major offensive expected next spring against Islamic State fighters who have poured into Iraq from Syria.

Pentagon officials said Friday that military advisers would establish training sites across Iraq in a significant expansion of the American military campaign in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State. A Defense Department official said that a number of military personnel would deploy specifically to Anbar Province, the Sunni stronghold in western Iraq
And as my sources say, they DO plan to be shot at. Whether they make incursions into Syria from Iraq, or just plan to raise holy hell on the Iraq side of the border in order to draw resources away from the Turkish border remains unanswered at this time.

What hasn't been queried yet is the Putin factor. How will Vlad react to U.S. forces making incursions into Syria? If that is seen as an additional threat to his friend Assad, what will the reaction be? Russia is already increasing the pressure in eastern Ukraine, and stepping up provocative air activity in western Europe.

NATO Tracks Large-Scale Russia Air Activity in Europe - WSJ
Russian military aircraft conducted aerial maneuvers around Europe this week on a scale seldom seen since the end of the Cold War, prompting NATO jets to scramble in another sign of how raw East-West relations have grown.
Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks into its territory - CNN
Amid rising tensions and fresh violence, Ukrainian authorities on Friday accused Russia of sending dozens of its military vehicles into its territory -- though the Kremlin have knocked down such reports as unfounded and "provocative." 
And what is Turkey's reaction if the U.S. is only seen to be helping the Kurds at the Turkish border and not pushing on the Assad regime?

It's complicated, I know. But now is not the time for indecision or inaction. Is our President up to the task?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I'm Back! and in other news... There will be boots on the ground!

After a long but needed sabbatical I'm back to blog about our upside down world. Back to compare and contrast historical events with current events. Back to connect the dots between logic and the crazy upside down propaganda that is constantly spewed by the politicians and aided by state run media.

News Flash.....

There will be boots on the ground

I spoke with a Military mom yesterday. Her son is being deployed to Iraq to fight ISIS in 4 to 8 weeks. Despite what the liar in chief says everyday, and what the media doesn't question, there will be a deployment of  U.S. army regulars to combat ISIS.

I have no details as to the official mission, whether they will be called advisers, or if they will be called a security detail, but they do expect to be shot at. This particular Mom had a strong feeling she wasn't going to see her son again. While her son has been in the military since 2003, has served in theater in Afghanistan and Iraq, this time she just has that feeling......

All I could do to console was remind her that at least her son was getting the opportunity to do what he signed up to do. Unlike some of his brethren who volunteered to join the armed forces so they could learn to shoot weapons, fight terrorists, and maybe get blown up or shot to death by young children in the process. Many of his comrades are being deployed to West Africa so that they might be killed by Ebola. No one signed up for that!

Outlandish you say? Then explain to me why volunteer medical workers who work with the dead and dying Ebola victims don't have to be quarantined on there return from the region, but the volunteer military who didn't sign up to work with 'Doctor's without Borders' (Medcin sans Frontier) must be quarantined for the 21 day period of endangerment?

Medical professionals are expected to follow the Hippocratic oath. "Do no Harm". The military mission is quite the opposite. Is this not a major misallocation of resources? Does anyone think this sounds fair? Probably a question for a separate post. In fact I think it will be.

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.