People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. Welcome to From On High.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Are We To Cower?

Here's news you can use.  Michelle Obama is mad and is coming after us.

I'll pause to let the quaking in boots subside.

Well, not exactly us.

Rich white people.

Joseph Curl, the author of this piece, can't help but be a bit derisive in describing her outrage - and her target - and her target audience:
Yes, Republicans hope to regain the White House so they can install Supreme Court justices who will trample Americans’ privacy, ignore the nation’s security, crush free speech and persecute the religious.

Oh, and they’re rich and racist to boot. “Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just the few at the top? Who are we? Or will we give every child a chance to succeed no matter where they’re from, or what they look like or how much money their parents have. Who are we?”

That’s right, rich people (white, of course) certainly don’t want black people to succeed. They want to squelch success based on what people look like, how much money they have. “Are we going to let them succeed?” the first lady yelled. “Nooo!” the rich white people screamed. [emphasis mine]

It's the Michael Moore syndrome, I guess. (See below)

Rich white people hate the thought that rich white people don't want black people to succeed.

Suppose Mrs. Obama laughed at them when she left Davis Island, Florida to prepare for her next multi-million dollar vacation?

Rich white people.  What would the rich black woman do without them?

As Hillary Goes On Her 'Victory Tour' ...

... celebrating the liberation of the Libyan people, it's worth noting what it is exactly that she's celebrating:

Flying proudly over the birthplace of Libya's revolution, the flag of Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda moves in.

Hillary celebrates.

What can one expect from a gal who thought stories about her husband playing hide-the-cigar with a young female intern were nothing more than a "vast right-wing conspiracy" and not her husband playing hide-the-cigar with a female employee of his?

No.  Bill told me he didn't do it.

Oh.  Okay.



You decide.

Earth To CBS News

This would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic.  From a CBS News piece entitled "Poll: Most oppose assault weapon ban":

"A new poll indicates that more and more people now have guns in their homes, and that America's attitude towards gun-control may be shifting."

"America's attitude towards gun-control may be shifting"?  Ya think?

A shift, so the really astute "news" people at CBS News know, that began over forty years ago.

I think what the author is trying to say is: I suppose we have to now admit - say it ain't so! - the fact that ...

Pathetic.  Just pathetic.

'Green Energy' Pipe Dreams Go Up The Pipe

This money could have gone to a lot of workers - had it not been confiscated by the government, handed to another one of those "green energy" companies, and been flushed down the bankruptcy toilet - workers who find themselves in the unemployment line because their employers were cash-starved:
Second Energy Department-backed company goes bankrupt
By Ben Geman, The Hill

A Massachusetts company that received a $43 million Energy Department loan guarantee last year filed for bankruptcy Sunday, a step certain to fuel criticism of federal green energy financing in the wake of the solar company Solyndra’s collapse [jf: consider it fueled].

Beacon Power Corp., which develops energy storage systems, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Beacon Power had received a federal loan guarantee to help build an energy storage plant in Stephentown, N.Y., that began operating in January. The Treasury Department’s Federal Financing Bank provided the loan.

“This latest failure is a sharp reminder that DOE has fallen well short of delivering the stimulus jobs that were promised, and now taxpayers find themselves millions of more dollars in the hole,” said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the GOP’s point man on the Solyndra investigation and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, in a statement to The Hill and other outlets.

“Unfortunately for the American taxpayers, I am deeply concerned that other DOE programs could follow which goes to the heart of the President's flawed economic program,” he said. [link]
So you know, Obama wants to seize even more taxpayer money to fund outfits like this.  Leaving even more current workers without work.

Waste?  Who cares?  Unemployment?  Who cares?

It's green.  Therefore it's good.

- - -

So you know, a spokesperson for Beacon Power blamed the company's problems on the “current political climate." Not on the fact that the company was losing money by the bucketloads because it cost more to make its widgets than the company realized in profits.

If it weren't bad enough that Beacon was trying to spin gold from straw, its spokespersons haven't a clue.

Questions The Media Won't Ask

To fat cat Michael Moore at that "Occupy Portland" rally:

"How much of your $50 million are you willing to give back?"

Moore, in response, had no response.