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Saturday, September 03, 2011

If It Wasn't Bad Enough ...

First Obama had to humble himself and change the day he wanted to make his speech to Congress.  Because Republicans had other more important plans that day.

If that wasn't bad enough, he then had to change the time of the evening when he would make his speech, so as to not conflict with opening night of the NFL season.

And now this:


Their reason for dissing the president?

"Schedule conflicts."

Otherwise known as reruns of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

With shades of Rodney Dangerfield ...

If Only The Magic Were Still There ...

... Obama might be able to call for a massive spending "stimulus" just before releasing a plan that calls for a massive reduction in spending.

Unfortunately, as B.B. King might have said of Mr. Hope & Change:

You know I'm free, free now baby
I'm free from your spell
I'm free, free now
I'm free from your spell
And now that it's over
All I can do is wish you well

It ain't gonna fly, Barry.

Even Obama Knows How Destructive His EPA Has Become

Here the man gets one right:
Obama in the O-zone
Wall Street Journal editorial

The White House says President Obama made the call Thursday to defer the Environmental Protection Agency's new, strict standards on ozone emissions, but make no mistake: Yesterday's politically destructive "zero" for new-job growth (see above) lies at the center of this startling and welcome decision.

When doing what it does, the EPA, under current statute, is not supposed to consider the impact of its rules on jobs or costs. This allows the EPA's rulemakers to operate in a world free of the economic realities that govern most of the rest of life.

To recap: In fall 2009, Mr. Obama's EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, requested that the Bush Administration's proposed reduction in permitted ozone levels, measured in parts per million, be put on hold while her new regime reconsidered the rule. In 2008, the agency proposed reducing measurable ozone levels to 0.075 ppm. It doesn't sound like much, but wait.

Come January 2010, the Obama EPA said it wanted to lower the ozone standard more, to between 0.060 and O.070 ppm. Problem is, this would have put 85% of monitored U.S. counties (628 out of 736) into "non-attainment" status. And the problem with that is that under current law, non-compliance effectively forces many utilities, businesses and agricultural operations in those counties to shelve expansion plans.

Translation: no new jobs. In Indiana alone, some 175 business appealed to Ms. Jackson to ditch the ozone rule. By its own undoubtedly lowball estimate, EPA said compliance costs could come to $90 billion a year by 2020. All of this to advance by a couple of years an EPA review of the ozone rule that was already scheduled by law to take place in 2013.

Normally, these disputes are fought among lawyers for the EPA, industry and the environmental lobby. But "normally" means when the economy's growth rate is greater than 2% and unemployment is no worse than 6%. Then costs are merely passed along to consumers. But with "new normal" unemployment sitting at 9.1%, someone on the re-election side of Mr. Obama's universe must have taken a closer look at the consequences of what Ms. Jackson's squads were up to. [link]
What bothers me is the fact that Obama admits that his EPA schemes do kill job growth in this country.  Despite that knowledge, until now, he's pressed forward with them anyway.

Whether it's because he recognizes that America has had about all it can take of this and is intent on driving him from office, or because he simply wants to turn the jobless numbers around, is less important than the fact that he's effectively killed this EPA time bomb.

Now if he puts the clamps on the Environmental Protection Agency in toto we'll all be better off.

Idiots With Keyboards

This has to be a kid. It's the only plausible explanation. Tommy Christopher, so you know, is a columnist for Mediaite. And, I'd bet, a darned good high school student.

How else to explain the immaturity?
Speaker John Boehner Should Resign For His Unprecedented Insult To The President
By Tommy Christopher

The mainstream media, and even some in the liberal opinion media, have completely missed the point of President Obama’s dust-up with Speaker John Boehner over the date for Obama’s address before a joint session of Congress. MSM yakkers have advanced the “pox on both their houses” meme, while liberals like Ed Schultz accuse the President of “caving,” all ignoring the fact that Boehner has insulted and disrespected the office of the President of the United States, and should resign.

The time to raise an objection to the date was when the White House first contacted Boehner’s office, the following hour-and-a-half, or even in the fifteen minutes between when they received the letter, and when it was made public. Waiting several hours to send a refusal letter was a calculated decision, designed to disrespect and embarrass the President. Let’s grant that his hypothetical heads-up was the worst provocation imaginable. It was made in private, and the Speaker’s public response was an unprecedented insult to the office of the President of the United States. [link
Keep in mind, the nitwit writing this is demanding that Speaker of the House Boehner resign because he asked the president to change the date for his speech to be delivered to a joint session of Congress.

A speech.

(A speech Boehner and the rest of America have heard already.)

My suggestion?  This Christopher dude needs to grow up.

Or take a pill.

Or learn when not to type and show the world how foolish he is. 

Idiots With Face Lifts

The scariest part of this?  The woman was, until her party - by her antics - was sent into exile, just two slots removed from being president of the United States.

Scary indeed:
Pelosi blames GOP for job numbers
By Ian Swanson, The Hill

Republicans in Congress are to blame for the dismal economy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday.

Pelosi said Republicans created uncertainty and instability by threatening to block a debt-ceiling deal, which risked causing the U.S. to default on its debt. She added that those lawmakers' constituents are now “paying the price.”

“We cannot afford another 241 days of Republican refusal to pass jobs legislation,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The only plans offered by Republicans have not only failed to create jobs — they actually have destroyed them.” [link]
The problem with joblessness began - in my rough estimation - some 44 months ago.  The Republicans have controlled the House (with the Democrats having power over the Senate and the presidency nearly throughout) for 8.

Beyond that, the "debt-ceiling deal," which lasted all of one month, caused the uncertainty that has gripped this country since a certain politician who promised to "transform this country" came to office and began doing just that?

Nancy Pelosi is a stupid woman.  And perhaps the most authoritative, if not most powerful, Democrat in Congress.

Speaks volumes.

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Let it be noted, contrary to what Pelosi says above, the Republican Party in the House did pass "jobs legislation" this year.  It's called "the budget."  The Democrat Senate refused to vote on it and it went no further.  That same Senate, so Pelosi knows, has since not voted for any "jobs legislation."  Yet she blames the Republicans?