Friday, May 29, 2009

Forget Socialism; Totalitarianism is the name of this game!

Today The Commander in Hope announced his plans for a Cyber Czar. My first thought was "what? Why another layer of bureaucracy? Why is this persons organization going to be better than the FBI or the NSA? Won't this just cause more turf wars and infighting? Will the position be granted broad powers by congress? How is this gonna work?"

But then I got it. Who ever gets appointed to this position will have a very aggressive to do list before even pretending to fight off Chinese hackers.

Action items as of day 1:
  1. Make sure all of the tracks that could lead to the discovery of the illegal internet fund raising by the Obama campaign can never be discovered.
  2. Make sure that the GOP or any other group can't use anonymous micro-transactions over the internet from super rich donators (like George Soros) for fund raising, like the Obama campaign did.
  3. Roll out internet voting in time for the 2012 election.
I don't care who you are; that's a lot of work to get done in 4 years.

James Carville has been hawking his new book "40 More Years" on all the networks and news cable shows. He's being coy. He knows that if everything goes according to plan that we are looking down the precipice of one party rule, a.k.a totalitarianism, forever!

Two issues we will be hearing about more of in the future can make this a certainty. Only one of the initiatives needs to be successful.
  1. Internet voting
  2. Immigration reform
By 2012, the Reagan Democrats, and the Angry at Bush Conservatives will be sick of hope-and-change-anomics. But it could be too late. The middle of America swing voters won't be able to make up for the government dependent wave of new amnesty voters or the number of votes that can litterally be "programmed" into the election via internet voting.

If both of these issues are not completely put down, then Carville is right; The Republic is Dead!

He's wrong in his reasoning of why. He forgets that the poor, young, idealistic students grow up, get jobs, and ultimately think differently about having their money separated from them with such carelessness.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time to "talk with our enemies", eh Barry?

Opps they did it again. Did anyone really think they would not? North Korea performed an underground test of one of their nuclear bombs, and then tested 3, what they hope to someday become, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM's).

This is the kind of sign language that if you suddenly became deaf you would still understand clearly what was being communicated to you. But just in case, I will translate it here for the Commander of Hope, and his Secretary of Change. "We (North Korea) have bombs like this, and we have missiles like this. We will put these bombs on these missiles, and we will aim them at somebodies head, like Japan, until you give us whatever we ask for. Forever!"

Well, it's a good thing our President has that secret weapon, that no one else ever thought of, and was one of the distinguishing characteristics that got him elected as President and leader of the free world. Talking to our enemies with no preconditions!

It's time for the president to put the 'talk to our enemies' plank of the hope an change platform, into action.

Somewhere John Bolton is banging his head against a wall.

Oh yeah, and Allison Kilkenny is a retard! Check out the date of her post. Too funny!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Terror debate: Obamumiser and Securitymiser duke it out.

Thank god that after Obama came out and apologized to the terrorists for their rough treatment, former Vice-President Cheney came out and reminded America of some cause and effect historical facts.

Since 1993, marked by Al Queda's first attempt to blow up the World Trade Center, terrorist have been striking western targets, killing innocent civilians, flying unsuspecting citizens into sky scrapers, cutting the heads off of anyone they think noteworthy.

Until after 9/11. Since then, thanks to the simulated sensation of drowning the ability of Al Queda to plan and execute attacks with the same sort of impunity has been drastically reduced.

As far as this debate goes, I can't help but make another reference to the movie a few good men.
Judge Randolph: You *don’t* have to answer that question!
Col. Jessep: I'll answer the question!
[to Kaffee]
Col. Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I'm entitled.
Col. Jessep: *You want answers?*
Kaffee: *I want the truth!*
Col. Jessep: *You can’t handle the truth!*
Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Kaffee: Did you order the Code Red?
Col. Jessep: I did the job I...
Kaffee: *Did you order the Code Red?*
Col. Jessep: *You’re Goddamned right I did!*
The thought that the people who had been attacking us constantly up until the time we began waterboarding will be less likely to attack us when we stop waterboarding, even though we weren't waterboarding during the time frame they were attacking us with impunity is preposterous! And it's making me dizzy. I guess that's why they call it spin.

Al-Qaida timeline: Plots and attacks

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Iran to Obama: "Kiss my Hamass!"

Almost immediately after the meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of the United States the government of Iran, and more specifically their President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sent a shot across the the bow of the ship of state, and Odama's foreign policy. The message was clear; "Don't dare meet with zionists, and then come out and tell the world that the clock is ticking on Iran Mr. B Hussein Obama. We are not afraid of you. We can rattle our sword louder than you can. We know you will not unsheathe your sword, and you will have to wait and see what we do". It was very symbolic to send that message by launching a missile that sailed though the air like an erect middle finger.

Essentially Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told B. Hussein Obama to "kiss my Hamass". So he did. In a speech given today President Obama said

"Our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight and all too often trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions,"

"In other words, we went off course."
Which course was that? We went off course from the era of inaction where placing bombs in the garage of the twin towers went unnoticed? The course where Osam bin Laden was able to build a terrorist network, and attack a US Navy ship of war? The course where we were afraid to act on intelligence and kill Osama Bin Laden when we had the chance? The course where they felt comfortable attacking American consulates at will, eventually emboldening them to drive our own commercial jet liners into the World Trade Center? Thank god we didn't stay on that course!

Decisions based on fear? I am very eager to learn about what actions decisions based on bravery will bring us. Then again, I'm not sure it is very brave to come out the day after Iran flexes its muscles and say "We are sorry, we didn't mean it, Bush did it, please don't hurt us, we just want you to like us".

As for closing Gitmo? Fine, whatever. Put the 244 terrorist in regular "Federal POUND ME IN THE A@@ prison". If they didn't like water boarding, lets see how they like prison rape.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The natives are getting wrestles

Reaction to some New York Times coverage of the Notre Dame Speech.


Rhetorical Rhetoric

The run up to the much anticipated commencement speech at Notre Dame drove me crazy. There were people who were going to protest. So what! Someone always protests? Right? Isn't that why we have free speech so that opposing views can express their side of the argument? Then why the uproar? When President Bush gave his speech at Notre Dame the media reports sounded as if they were encouraging the protesters. In our new era, protests directed at the sitting president are reported on as if they were evil heretics. The best laughs were hearing people actually say "These protests were disrespectful to the office of the president" and that "He is our president, and our leader, and everyone needs to get behind him". OMFG! This little episode doesn't even amount to a mosquito bite in comparison to the daily hate and wrath the last president had to endure.

So the time had finally arrived. After the media build up, reports were now coming in that the one true Lord Obama was going to address the issue of abortion head on. The subtext in the narration sounded like "now you silly protesters are going to get it! You have angered a powerful god".

I did not see the speech in its entirety, but the written and video excerpts released show an abundance of bombastic platitudes that seem contradictory and inevitably goes no where. In an AP Report they wrote
Obama acknowledged that "no matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable." But he still implored the University of Notre Dame's graduating class and all in the U.S. to stop "reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that always has been the Notre Dame tradition."
Caricature? Did he say someone with whom you disagree should not be reduced to a caricature? Who is he talking too? You Catholics get the message, right? Even though people who disagreed with President Bush bitch slapped him for eight straight years, and even though the media is laughing at your silly ideal about human life, it is your duty as Christians to turn the other cheek. Don't do unto us, what we have done unto you.

The president ceded no ground. But he said those on each side of the debate "can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions.

"So let's work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term."

As someone who would quite literally not be here today if abortions were legal in the 1960's, let me say "you don't get it Bro!". Anecdotal evidence tells us that the few who experience the moral pangs of the choice overwhelmingly don't proceed or are scarred with feelings of guilt for the rest of their lives. The majority of who carry out the act are selfish, unaware, unrepentant creatures whose comfort trumps any other consideration.

Making adoptions more available? "You really don't get it Bro!". The adoption options in the united States have become non-existent precisely because of abortion. I know you don't want to hear it, but it has to do with supply and demand. Really! My friends who are looking to or have adopted infants have to go to Russia or China to adopt an infant. There are no infants available for adoption in the United States. My friends spend tens of thousands of dollars attempting to adopt from these countries. It's expensive, and it is physically and emotionally exhausting for them. In some cases, their employers are subsidizing some of the costs.

Remember that you heard it here first. The pending legislation for Intergalactic Healthcare will include provisions for those seeking adoption to get your tax money to travel to other countries in order to adopt an infant.

Like everything else so far, his grandiloquence does not even amount to "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic".

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Politics are more important than National Security"

With a deer in the headlights kind of look, Nancy Pelosi confessed that for her "Politics are more important than National Security". That for me, was more surprising than anything else that came to light, or caused more questions about who knew what, and when did they know it.

"Politics are more important than National Security". That pretty much sums it up. That is the difference between the left and the right, and the surreal way in which it it was blurted out was reminiscent of that scene in the movie a few good men. The scene where Col. Jessup under cross examination is pressured by the line of questioning and then snaps with the truth.
" *You’re Goddamned right I did!*"
Drama aside, the stark realization that there really are a large number of people in this country that really do believe that it's more important to win a "Liar, Liar, pants are on fire" argument than it is to keep the country safe is staggering. There is no way I believe that everyone who voted for Obama believes that. Obama won because of a protest vote that arose from the deep disappointment of an administration that had too many failures and too many flaws. Just because those people voted for Obama does not mean they signed up for this type of idealogy.

Unlike other eras where the the citizen with 'voter's remorse' could just hold their nose and wait for four years, we may have come to the end of the line. The republic may be no more. Even if all the swing voters and few extras come over the next time around, it may not be enough.

More on that to come.........

She's at it again!

This loony bitch get's on TV and spews vile epitaphs, invents a stereo-type, and classifies everyone who disagrees with the administration as racists because she saw a sign (one! one sign!) that read 'what's up Willis'. Then she wonders "why are you asking me? What is your problem with me?".

And sorry, the "if you were so concerned about fiscal imprudence then where were you for the last 8 years" is the most absurd, casuistic, cockeyed*, fallacious, false, fatuous, faulty, groundless, hollow, implausible, inconclusive, incongruous, inconsequential, inconsistent, incorrect, invalid, irrational, irrelevant, mad, meaningless, argument I have ever heard.

I do not understand the argument that 'when I took $20 from you, you didn't complain, so why are you so pissed now that I am taking $60?". It does not make any sense.

In fact the inverse argument is the only logical one. "If you were so pissed off about how much money Bush spent, then why are you not freaking the bleep out right now!". I sure am!

She misses the point entirely. The reason the protesters are saying it's not a Republican or Democratic movement is because both parties have proven to everybody that they are willing to spend money without any regard whatsoever, and we "are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more".

Her MSNBC rant was one of the reason I started this blog. It was my second post.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

White House Correspondents Dinners

There still seems to be a little bit of buzz and chatter about the White House Correspondents Dinner so I thought I would chime in. Clearly I am late to the party here, but I was conflicted in my initial reactions.

Immediately, I heard some mean spirited hate speech, and the conceited holier than thou rhertoric you have come to expect. This blog articulates my early raw thoughts pretty well.

Right, Wing-Nut!: Obama's "Humor": Mean-Spirited, With a Dash of Hate

But then I thought, hey, these are supposed to be comedy roast like events, or at least that is what they have evolved into. Then I wondered, "but how far has it gone in the past?".

You decide for your self. Below are some links to the 2008 White House Correspondents Dinner and the 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner.

The 2008 is really funny and worth a watch if you don't remember it. And for the Bush haters, there is even a hysterical Bush being Bush moment. Something everyone can laugh at.

2008 White House Correspondents Dinner
part 1
part 2
part 3

2009 White House Correspondents Dinner

Part 1
Part 2

I think 2008 was less mean spirited and even more cerebral..ok ok the Hilary drinking water thing was a little sophomoric.

I'm still on the fence on this one. Free speach is free speach. We don't have to like it though. Tell me what you think. Leave a comment and make yourself heard!

OBAMANAMICS 102: Healthcare shell games

The Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was on the Fox News Network this morning. She was beating her chest for Obama, talking up the breakthrough meeting he had yesterday with health care 'kingpins'.

When asked how the meeting was going to magically make health care costs grow by 5% rather than 7%, she essentially said "by implementing the President's plan to bring all the other Americans who do not currently have coverage into the system". When pressed with questions from the curvy couch about how this would decrease the rate of rising costs she explained "Well, all of us who already have insurance coverage, we pay more to cover the costs of those who do not have health care by paying more for our prescriptions, more for our doctor visits, and more for our hospital procedures. By bringing others into the system, we will reduce costs for you and me". Steve Doocy nodded in understanding.

Are you bleep'n kidding me! Who pays the bill for the free coverage of the people being 'brought into the system'? So I am going to pay2% less than I might have had to pay at the doctors office and the drug store? And I am going to have to pay how much more in taxes?

Don't believe it ladies and gentlemen. This is going to cost a lot of money, and in the end the quality of care for those who can afford it will be significantly decreased. You can take solace with the warm and fuzzy feeling that young immigrant are being covered for the sniffles, and getting their measle shots, but your family will be exposed to significantly greater risk should anything serious happen to them.

WSJ: How ObamaCare Will Affect Your Doctor

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mediocrity Trumps Winning

Yet another sign of the times. Even Donald Trump has cashed in his capitalist principles, and thrown his empire on the mercy of the ideology of the new regime. said another way, "you don't have to win to win"

This seasons Celebrity Apprentice was like a microcosm for what is going on in America. Just like the last election where the cult of personality won out over practicality, where Barry Obama's greatest accomplishment was either voting 100% party line or voting present on any given issue, he was elected president because "well? we like him".

In last nights Celebrity Apprentice we saw the cult of personality win out over results and performance. Even though Anne Duke won more board rooms than Joan Rivers, and even though she raised more money for charity (by more than double) on the final challenge, the winner was............Joan Rivers. Why? Because we like her.

The other lesson we can take away from the election and this seasons Celebrity Apprentice is that the way to winning is demonizing your opponent. To paraphrase Gordon Gekko "Hate is good". The politics of personal destruction is the way to win. Calling John McCain "George Bush" (even though he is not. Actually or ideologically) and you can be swept into power, even though you have no accomplishments of note. Demonize your opponent, spew venom and hatred in an emotional meltdown, call them a capitalist, and despite clearly losing by all other counts of scoring, you can win. Yes you can.

Emotion Trumps reality.

Another take away from our analysis of this microcosm is what we learn by observing Dennis Rodman's role in this Season's Celebrity Apprentice. You need not worry about your bad behavior. You might even say, bad behavior is rewarded. Why? We like Dennis, we feel bad for him. Don't worry if you took out a mortgage you clearly cannot afford. Personal responsibilty is over-rated.

Celebrity Apprentice is called a reality show. Lo and behold I believe that the changes we saw in what you need to do to win, are in fact changes that we are seeing in our society. Now that's reality!

Is this the change you hoped for?

When Joan and Obama come and ask you "how'd you get so rich?", tell them you have been Trumped. Tell them you too are throwing in the towel.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

OBAMANAMICS 101: The shell game

14 to 18 Billion in earmarks is not worth fighting about because it's important that the $3.4 Trillion stimulus package gets passed because we need to move fast, and eh, it amounts to less than 2% of the overall spending proposition. Peanuts.

Put the shells over the issues and shuffle. Round and round she goes where she stops nobody knows. Lift up a shell. Hey! 18 Billion in budget cuts is a monumental accomplishment! This is real money and real savings to which the tax payer can take to heart.

Brotha puhlease! This is just another example of the re-distribution of wealth that the new regime is bent on. Cutting these existing programs is really just a transfer of pork from non-friends of the regime to friends of the regime.

Look for and demand the analysis of what is cut and what is the impact. Do they all make sense? Maybe. or maybe it's just a shift in pet projects. Stay tuned. We are on this!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Another Victory for the looters.

So this is how it works; The government shows up in your office one day and says "take our money, or give us common stock, or renounce your claim to your bonds and their debt", or any of the other demands they might make in their effort to quietly nationalize a company.

You're a smart person, you have been successful in the past and sure, you are experiencing some tough times, and you love your country. You politely decline the governments "offer" (which they perceive as help). Oh no no no. This is an offer you can't refuse! If you do, then you will be torn apart by the white house press corps. The press proceeds to villafy you in a 24hr news cycle, and then a rented tour bus with 40 homeless people in orange shirts (paid for by your tax dollars) shows up at your home. Your children are horrified, your neighbors are not amused, and the circus in your front yard strikes you as even more bizarre than you could have imagined because there are more press people than protestors. When you see the images on the news that night you cannot believe what you are seeing! Somehow it looks like there were hundreds of people, just like the tea party you attended and was NOT on the news, on your fron lawn! You put your head in your hands, then put your children to bed, and then try yourself to retire for the night.

The next day, you go into the office, pick up the phone, call your government contact (who you call Cuffy Meigs), and you beg for mercy.

Welcome to our new reality. Directive 10-289 is is being executed. We saw what happened at AIG. While $14 Billion in earmarks and pure pork are not worth fighting about because they amount to less than 2% of the budget, we will spend 3 days in congressional hearings for $156 Million amounting to less than 1% of the TARP funds that were authorized.

AIG caved, and now GM and all of their suppliers and bond holders have caved. The people who invested in the company and hoped for them to make returns have caved too. They saw what happened at AIG, and they don't have the stomache to stand up to the orange shirts for what is rightfully theirs. Ironically it's the people who brought them down who will reap the benefits of the fire sale that is the bankruptcy of GM. The Goenrment restrictions on emisions and so forth makes it difficult to compete, and the gold plated compensation contracts that the unions have extorted make it difficult to compete. Despite all that there were bond holders and suppliers who believed that GM could still turn a profit, and those are the people who are left in the cold.

Who will get the money from the fire sale at GM? The Government and the Unions.

God Bless Your Tom Lauria

Prophetic Pronouncement from WSJ

If you followed the Wall Street Journal and their repeated laments regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac then you now how dead on right they were. Years before the melt down on Wall Street the WSJ jumped up and down, waving their hands trying to point out the dangerous course and extreme risk to tax payers that these semi-private corporations were perusing.

Yesterday's WSJ opinion page has once again pointed out that the danger of lending to people who are very bad risks has not gone away. They point out how we have not learned a thing from all of the losses and turmoil of this economic downturn.

WSJ: The Next Housing Bust
When private institutions gave loans and a chance to own a home to low income, inner city families, and when those loans went belly up, it was called 'predatory lending'. When the government gives loans that are 100% backed by the tax payers to people who cannot possibly pay them back it's just another government program helping to share the wealth, when it really should be called 'a federal subprime lending program'.

"The bill that passed last summer more than doubled the maximum loan amount that FHA can insure -- to $719,000 from $362,500 in high-priced markets. Congress evidently believes that a moderate-income buyer can afford a $700,000 house."

What a coutry! If you're down and out, but you think you deserve that $700,000 home, well, Uncle Sam is here to help. This is America after all!

"Even more foolish has been the campaign to lower FHA downpayment requirements. When FHA opened in the 1930s, the downpayment minimum was 20%; it fell to 10% in the 1960s, and then 3% in 1978."
It's stunning that we have learned nothing! Wall Street has been villafied for it's role in risky loans, but for the FHA it's actually there objective to provide close to zero-down loans to risky applicants.

"With even a small drop in prices, many homeowners soon have mortgages larger than their home's value -- which is one reason FHA's defaults are rising"
Hello? Does this sound familiar? Can you say "Bailout"?