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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Obama's Visit To Roanoke, A Metaphor

He's going to be giving a speech in an abandoned fire station that now serves as a museum.

Perhaps the same museum to which his skinny ass will be sent come November, if the people of Roanoke have anything to say about it.

Obama's coming to Roanoke.  He has a lot of nerve.

For The Love Of God

I suppose, if this ever goes before Chief Justice John Roberts, who will go down in history as being the one man who gave license to the United States government's unlimited power to tax, he'll be just fine with it:

"No one believes children should be bullied in school, no matter what the genesis of the bullying. But to think that somehow Congress could stop playground taunting, middle-school teasing, or insults leveled through social media is illogical. Yet Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) and Lamar Smith (R–TX) think they can do just that by expanding Juvenile Accountability Block Grants to include school bullying."

These two twits - one an ignorant fool, and the other ... well, he's no better, apparently - want the United States government to involve itself in school playground interaction.

The federal government.

The same federal government that ignores its explicit Constitutional obligation to come up with a freaking budget each year.

So, what?  That multitude of IRS agents that the President is assembling to enforce ObamaCare, are they going to patrol every school playground in the country to make sure Billy isn't pulling Suzy's hair?

My God.  We're doomed.

But ... But ... But ...

I hope the Democratic Party keeps this gal center stage for a long, long time.  She is so entertaining.  In an ill-serving sort of way :

"Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past."

But that's different.  Romney's white and I'm ... uh ... no ... Romney's rich and I'm not ... uh ... no ... Romney's Mormon ... yeah ... Mormon ... and we all know Mormons are like miserly Jews who don't care about anybody else ... oh ... wait ... I'm  a Jew ... Romney ...

It don't get better than this.  Thanks, Deb.  You make my day.

No He Won't

With all due respect to the well-respected editorial staff of the venerable Investor's Business Daily, this ain't ever going to happen:

Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun [Treaty]

Until he does an Egypt and disbands Congress, and declares himself to be king (wouldn't that make the perfect backdrop to his next novel?), Obama can't do squat (See Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution) without Senate approval.  And the Senate is not going to ratify this anti-American treaty.  Hillary's gleeful cheerleading notwithstanding.

Obama is not going to sign the thing.  Because the thing is going to die in the Senate.

As it should.

Andrea Mitchell Gets Bitch-Slapped

This is so much fun to watch.  MSNBC's chief Obama defender, Andrea Mitchell, in attempting to criticize Governor Mitt Romney by asking John Sununu a loaded question using unequivocally false claims (provided conveniently by the Obama campaign), gets shut down by him.  And all she can do is stutter.

Watch.  Smile:

But ... but ... but ...


Hat tip to NewsBusters.


Journalists Required To Show IDs at Eric Holder’s Talk On The Evil of IDs

And yet there are those out there who think he's seriously opposed to it.

On Divisive Politics & Other Blather

"Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process. Congress is deadlocked and its approval ratings are at record lows. America’s two main political parties have given up their traditions of compromise, endangering our very system of constitutional democracy. And one of these parties has taken on the role of insurgent outlier; the Republicans have become ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, and ardently opposed to the established social and economic policy regime."
From an Amazon.com description of a new book by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks 


Acrimony and hyperpartisanship?

The American political system has given up on that hallowed "tradition of compromise"?


It's worth noting that on this date 208 years ago a former Vice President of the United States shot and killed a former United States Secretary of the Treasury.

The reason?


Tell me again about that tradition of compromise?

There is one thing the author of that piece above got right.  This:

"The Republicans [at least the Tea Party wing thereof] have become ... ardently opposed to the established social and economic policy regime."

That's a fact.

There's a new economic policy regime in town, fellas.  The days of compromising the speed at which the government taxes and spends us into oblivion are gone.

Be happy that our new regime doesn't offer itself to you at the point of a gun.

Another Millionaire Flees U.S. Taxes

You liberals want to make them bleed?  You want them to pay "pay their fair share" even though they pay far more than their fair share now?

You're going to have to hunt them down and drag them back here first:
Socialite, songwriter Denise Rich renounces U.S. citizenship
By Nina Melendez, CNN

(CNN) -- Wealthy socialite and Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich has renounced her U.S. citizenship and resides in London, her spokeswoman Judy Smith said Tuesday.

By handing in her American passport, tax lawyers say she is able to legally avoid paying significant taxes on her estate. [link]
The irony? Denise Rich was a huge contributor to the Democratic Party. The same Democratic Party that is hell bent on taxing people like Denise Rich until they squeal.

So she - and her tax dollars - are gone forever.


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Why doesn't this surprise me?  In response to the news that Denise Rich is fleeing a punitive and unbalanced U.S. tax system, (brief) NBC anchor Donny Deutsch had this to say:

"We are a country that is at class warfare [sic] now. It is reality. And this is the kind of thing that if I'm home watching, I go, screw you, get out of my country!"

That "warfare," it seems to me, is going to be rather one-sided when all of America's rich people (the extremely wealthy Deutsch excluded) are gone.

Who you gonna beat up on then, smart guy?

This Is Just Stupid

If someone were to come to me with such an analysis, I'd laugh him out of the office.  But when it comes to "global warming" theory, government scientists can come up with the most preposterous theory and it's accepted without question as part of the orthodoxy.

From the Associated Press:
Global warming tied to risk of weather extremes

New York (AP) — Last year brought a record heat wave to Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England. How much has global warming boosted the chances of events like that?

Quite a lot in Texas and England, but apparently not at all in Bangkok, say new analyses released Tuesday. [link]
To a sane person, that would - at best - support an argument that we are experiencing partial global warming.

But how could such a thing be?  Either the planet is warming or it's not.  According to "experts," San Antonio is experiencing warming but Bankok isn't?  Hello?

Impossible.  Their theory - once again - is exposed as having no validity.

What these people are seeing is weather.  And they're trying their best to make it fit the mold they've created in their computer models.

Bottom line:  If the planet isn't warming the planet isn't warming.