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Friday, March 26, 2010

How Quickly Things Have Changed ...

... for the worse.

Take a look at this shocking graphic from the New York Times.  It shows government projections just one year ago regarding the solvency of the Social Security system as compared to updated projections made and released this month:

To make matters worse, Obama and crew just raised taxes - a bunch - on those individuals and businesses that make made the system - in the short term anyway - sustainable.

It's all downhill from here.  Expect another dramatic revision to that chart a year from now.

My God.  My. God.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

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See also "U.S. Plans Big Expansion in Effort to Aid Homeowners."

Key words being "U.S. Plans Big Expansion."

I'm Sure Some Will Be Disappointed

You gotta admit, this is funny (warning, the following graphic contains asterisks):

I think we were supposed to give up our reservations about giving up our freedoms and stand in awe of Mr. Wonderful's accomplishment.

So much for that.  Do the words "Take it and Stick it!" mean anything?

Thanks go out to Hot Air.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Yes. Let's Have That Fight.

Obama to the American people: "If they want to have that fight, we can have it."

America to Obama: "Yes, let's."

55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill

When do you suppose it's going to dawn on him that each member of the mainstream media can only vote once?  And there are 169 million non-journalist voters out here, each one to be impacted in a major way by ObamaCare between now and November.

Yes.  Let's.

How Uncivil We Are

The Washington Post editorial page (see "Putting Out The Flames") calls upon all elected representatives in the Capitol to take time out and calm the American electorate down.

If only they had been as concerned about We the People last week when they supported Obama's plan to tax us and regulate us and fine us and ...

"Dear congressman: You stuck a hot poker up their asses last week.  Now they're squealing.  Please make them stop.  They're being so uncivil."

The nerve.

Put Up Or Shut Up

Did any Tea Partier shout the word "nigger" at those black Democrats who walked through the crowd of protesters at that rally in Washington last weekend?  Even once?  Seems easy enough to prove.  Or disprove.  After all, they - the Democrats - were carrying video cameras at the event and were aiming them at the protesters as they walked in their midst.

Let's find out.

Andrew Breitbart calls out the race hustlers and tells them to put up or shut up:
2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark
by Andrew Breitbart

Haven’t we had enough? Are we going to allow the left to use its despicable acts of lies and intimidation to shut up legitimate dissent on a subject that has nothing to do with race? Are we going to allow the professional race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to continue their shakedown rackets — so memorably exposed by Shelby Steele in his book White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promised of the Civil Rights Era?

If we let them get away with Saturday’s stunt — using the imagery of the Civil Rights era and hurtful lies to cast aspersions upon the tea party whole — then they really will have won the day.

It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you’d have seen it by now.

There was a day these snakes would have gotten away with this.  Because the liberal media shield them from criticism and oversight.

But those days are gone.

Weblogs, YouTube, and video cameras have changed everything.

Not that the race hustlers (I'll continue to refer to them as "slave traders") will cease their efforts to bait their easily baited constituencies.  It has its effect.  It gets them reelected.  And makes Sharpton and Jackson wealthy men.

So.  $10,000 to the person or persons who can come forward with audio from that demonstration with the word "nigger" recorded on it.

Put up.  Or forever, please, shut up.


I ask you: Do you believe Barack Obama would have treated Osama bin Ladin this poorly?
Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'
By Giles Whittell and James Hider, Times of London

For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.

“It was awful,” the congressman said. [link]
How disgraceful.  We wouldn't treat our worst enemies in this deplorable way.

But then, our sworn enemies seem to be our best friends these days.  Or so Obama would have it.

Commie Supports ObamaCare

See "Cuban leader applauds US health-care reform bill."

The import will be lost on every single member of the mainstream press.

Welcome To ObamAmerica

"Makes me feel like my rights were completely stripped away."

Judge a Man By The Friends He Keeps

In the case of 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello - Democrat - it's union thugs that are his best buddies. Here's another one of those web ads bought and paid for by the Service Employees International Union:

The unions love Tom Perriello.

Nothing more need be said.

A Look Onto ObamaCare

This is what Obama and his Washington Democrats have wrought:
Massachusetts Is Our Future
Massachusetts's pilot program has been a fiscal train wreck.
By Timothy P. Cahill, writing in the Wall Street Journal

White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod hailed the Massachusetts health-care program as "the template" for the national health-care reform legislation the president signed into law earlier this week. That should be cause for serious concern about this law's ability to improve our health-care system at an affordable cost.

As state treasurer, I can speak with authority about the Massachusetts pilot program. It has been a fiscal train wreck.

The universal insurance coverage we adopted in 2006 was projected to cost taxpayers $88 million a year. However, since this program was adopted in 2006, our health-care costs have in total exceeded $4 billion. The cost of Massachusetts' plan has blown a hole in the Commonwealth's budget. Just last Thursday, Gov. Deval Patrick's office announced a $294 million shortfall related to health-care costs.

If not for federal Medicaid reimbursements and commitments from Washington to prop up this plan, Massachusetts would be broke. The only reason MassCare has survived is that we have been repeatedly bailed out by the federal government. But that raises the question: Who will bail America out if we implement a similar program? [link]
As long as Obama can keep printing money, this house of cards we call America will continue to limp along.   But the day is soon coming when it all comes crashing down.

And it won't be pretty.

Typical News Media

The Democrats in Washington being threatened with death or worse by rampaging Tea Partiers is all the rage (am I allowed by law to use that word?) on network news right now.  To the point where it becomes laughable.

Prepare to laugh:
The (Deliberately?) Ignorant Seattle Times and the Rep. Driehaus Office Rock-Throw
By Tom Blumer, NewsBusters

People in Cincinnati who follow politics reasonably closely will be scratching their heads wondering what's gotten into the people assembling news stories at the Seattle Times once they learn of what the Times reported in an item that originally went up Wednesday evening and was modified Thursday morning:

"A rock was thrown through the window of (1st District Congressman) Driehaus' Cincinnati office Sunday, and a death threat was phoned in to his Washington office a day later, Mulvey said."

Driehaus, who claims to be pro-life but in reality stopped being so when he supported Barack Obama for President in 2008, is one of the members of the Bart Stupak contingent that abandoned their alleged pro-life beliefs to vote for statist health care in the House Sunday night.

Well, perhaps the death threat was real, and of course if it is it demands a thorough investigation.

But there's a "little" problem with the news about that rock throw:

Driehaus's office is on the 30th floor of the Carew Tower downtown. [link]

Made for a good story though.  Even if it was a complete lie.

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I was going to comment yesterday on the threats being made against the life of 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello, until I read the details of the story.  See "Potential threat against Perriello." Here's how it reads:

"Someone cut the line on a propane tank at the home of Congressman Tom Perriello's brother after his address was posted online by tea party activists angry about passage of the federal health care..."

Got that?  The alleged vandalism was directed at a hose on a gas grill, for God's sake. Out in the yard. Of Perriello's brother's house.  Somewhere far removed from Tom's place of residence.  And that's interpreted to be an act of violence directed at the Democratic congressman.

Like my finding a dead deer on my property recently could be a message from the Corleone family to stop saying bad things about the mob.  Where's the New York Times?  Oh, the humanity!

Ya gotta love the mainstream press.

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Then there's the story about the "Coffin left on Congressman Russ Carnahan's lawn."

It turns out to be total bullshit too.

I See a Lawsuit

Two points:

(1) This ain't right.

(2) If the police cared, do you think it would have taken them long to correct their mistake?
Computer snafu is behind at least 50 'raids' on Brooklyn couple's home
By Kate Nocera and John Lauinger, New York Daily News Writers

Blame it on a computer.

Embarrassed cops on Thursday cited a "computer glitch" as the reason police targeted the home of an elderly, law-abiding couple more than 50 times in futile hunts for bad guys.

Apparently, the address of Walter and Rose Martin's Brooklyn home was used to test a department-wide computer system in 2002.

What followed was years of cops appearing at the Martins' door looking for murderers, robbers and rapists - as often as three times a week.

After the Daily News exclusively reported on the couple's plague of police raids yesterday, apologetic detectives from the NYPD's Identity Theft Squad showed up at their home. [link]
I can see a delegation of police officials coming to apologize after the first mistake.  Or the second.  But fifty?

Come on.

Walter and Rose Martin should sue the socks off of the borough of Brooklyn for its negligence.  And for harassment.

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A reader comments:
Nobody removed the address from the database or the back-up files.

In this, increasingly Orwellian society, many of us have our names placed on police data bases without our knowledge. Your name could be added because you write to someone in prison, meet with a controversial figure (for example, David Duke) or if you participate in political activism, such as anti-abortion, pro-gun rallies, or even holding membership in groups deemed politically incorrect, such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

[A] common tactic used against a divorced father by his ex-wife, was to charge or imply that the man had abused children. Even though the charges were nearly always proved to be false, the women were never charged with perjury, yet the men had their names added to a watch list of potential pedophiles and periodically monitored by police.

The cops are not interested in cleaning up such databases and they have no remorse about the destruction to other peoples lives such errors bring. The government has no internal controls in place to purge databases and their back-up files once someone is proved innocent, or if the charges are discovered to be without merit.

There should be support from both parties to provide strong internal review of police and national criminal databases, so that procedures are in lace for citizens to be informed that they are on a list and why, along with steps for redress of errors.
Such action would certainly seem warranted.  This is a disgrace.