Saturday, February 07, 2009

You're getting Pork!

Well, it seems that once again, the US Senate is going to be too clever by half. While public support for this gazillion dollar POS has fallen to 37%, and while the messages urging everything from major changes to outright rejection continue to flood in, Harry Reid and Co. have gotten a few RINOs to agree that it's time to pass this creeping horror. It can now be claimed that it has the "bi-partisan support" the Enlightened One craves (since apparently if even one person with an (R) after their name votes for it, it's bi-partisan support). It's pretty much a done deal. The Senate will pass theirs, the conference committee will work out the differences, the votes will occur, and Mr. Obama will sign it.

And we'll be screwed. Do you know how you get from recession to depression? Government meddling in a recession, usually by trying to prevent the recession from "getting worse".

Our elected geniuses are now prepared to cause the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, and we probably can't stop them. Are you ready for the Greater Depression?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cute

(Via the Drudge Report)

Another liberal leftist idiot with no concept of property rights.
What a surprise. Assuming that this will fall under the same tenants as sampling music, I suspect that Mr. Street Artist is going to experience some Change of his own--he's going to be a lot poorer after the court system gets done with him.

Better late than never

Our fearless leader has finally discovered the Kentucky is one of the 57 states and has issued a disaster declaration after last week's ice storm.

Way to go, Big O.

And just for the record, it took President Bush less than 24 hours to issues this same sort of declaration after Hurricane Katrina.

Furthermore, Kentucky is a red state. I'm sure that doesn't matter at all.

(The Freeholder hits the "Publish Post"button, fuming.)

Ramping up the panic and crisis

Remember that I discussed earlier that the politicians would use "panic and crisis" to try scaring We the People in to demanding the economic porkulus stimulus bill be passed? Well, with his self-imposed February 16 deadline for its passage nearing and increasing opposition from Senate Republicans and the voters at large, we're going to see an increase in this kind of rhetoric:

President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible...

America, see through the rhetoric to the truth. While the economy is on the rocks, all of government's efforts so far have mandated fixing it it by doing what got us into this mess in the first place (borrowing)--only harder and faster. This new package is that plus a whopping serving of pork products as well--payment to all of the groups who have supported the Democrats.

Tell them "No more". Email your Senators today and tell them that you don't want to see this bill passed.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Foot in mouth disease

(Via the Drudge Report)

Time for some humor, San Fran Nan style!



500 million, huh? Store food now, because we'll all be out of work by the end of next week!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A nice job of CYA

Oopsie! I made a mistake. I promise I'll learn from it.

I'll pick smarter tax cheats the next go-round.

One, little two, little three, little tax cheats

(Via the Drudge Report)

So what is it the Big O has for tax cheats for high government positions? First it was Geithner at Treasury, then Daschle at HHS and now the ain't-gonna-be performance "czar", Nancy Killefer.

Maybe he's just lonely for home, and he's trying to make Washington feel more like Chicago.

(Edit: 2/3/2009 1314: Number 2 goes under the bus as Daschle "bows out".)

Monday, February 02, 2009

The new anti-civil rights AG

Eric Holder won his nomination for Attorney General 75-21. That means that a lot of people with an (R) after their name voted for this guy, supposedly because he kinda-sorta won't go after CIA operatives who have "harshly interrogated" terrorist prisoners. (Doing the math, it also seems that 4 Senators were MIA.)

I don't have the names of the guilty, but as soon as I can track them down, I'll put them up.

Edit: I should have known David Codrea would find the names of the scoundrels. North Carolina split, as I expected, with Richard Burr (R) voting "no" and Kay Hagen (Leftist) voting "yes". I miss Elizabeth Dole already.

The names of the guilty are:
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Kyl (R-AZ)
  • McCain (R-AZ) (Surprise! Back to being a "maverick" again.) (JD Hayworth, run for this seat!)
  • Martinez (R-FL) (Not voting. Thanks for being there for your constituents, Mel.)
  • Chambliss (R-GA) (Another Surprise! After running on the "Keep the Dems from a filibuster-proof majority" ticket. Rat Bastard.)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Lugar (R-IN)
  • Grassley (R-IA)
  • Collins (R-ME)
  • Snowe (R-ME)
  • Bond (R-MO)
  • Gregg (R-NH)
  • Voinovich (R-OH)
  • Specter (R-PA)
  • Reed (D-RI)
  • Alexander (R-TN)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Bennett (R-UT)
  • Hatch (R-UT)
(Hopefully I haven't included anyone who doesn't deserve to be on the list or missed anyone who does. Mk. I Eyeball and all that.)

As far as I'm concerned, this is the beginning fo the list of RINOs that need to be purged from the GOP.

A difference in definitions

President Obama said Monday that Republican and Democratic governors across the country want "swift action" on an economic stimulus plan, urging Washington lawmakers not to let "modest differences" stall the package.

Yeah, Mr. Obama, we have modest differences on the "stimulus package". Each one is small--it's just that there are 800-and-something BILLION of them!

Is the guy this naive or does he think he is such a smooth talker that he can grease this thing through?

Note to the Senate Republicans--you may lose this thing, but you bloody better well go down fighting. Otherwise, you might just get to kiss your party goodbye. And for you Blue Dog Democrats--how badly do you want to be reelected? You ran as conservatives, and you'd be well-advised to act like you are.

If you can't do anything about the economy...

Try stirring up some class envy instead. Hey, all those evil Wall Street types are such a tempting target.

Some Change--it sounds like the same old liberal/Democrat/leftist playbook to me.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

What...no outrage?

(Via Timebomb 2000)

A million people are out of power, some are out of water, and it's the middle of winter. Shelter can't handle the numbers that are seeking help. Dozens have died. O Bama! Where is thy FEMA?

When a million people in flyover country are suffering, and 42 people have died, we don’t hear much about it. If this was New York, Washington, Boston, (or if the president had an R after his name) you’d see non-stop reports, and the press would be roundly criticizing FEMA’s absence, and the White House’s disregard. Right?

Right. But remember, our new Messiah can do no wrong. I'm not sure if he can do anything right, but he can do no wrong.

Take two--they're small

Mr. Obama has already gotten one tax cheat in his cabinet, why not let him have another? After all, as the RINOs have said, he's President--he's allowed his own team. Besides, they fit right in with Chicago-style politics.

Are we sure this was the best we could do for a Messiah leader?

What you can do this week

I'm glad that I belong to groups like the NRA and Grassroots NC--they do a good job of keeping me up to date on important news when I don't have time to do it myself.

This time around, I missed that the nomination of Eric Holder for Attorney General has passed out of committee. JR at A Keyboard and a .45 has a very informative post on the subject that notes only dissenting votes were John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tom Coburn (R-OK). If either of these fine gentlemen represent you, you need to email them a big thank you, along with this week's "What You Can Do".

This week, you need to email both of your Senators. As with the email campaign during the Judicial Committee hearings, tailor your message to the likely hot buttons of your target. Urge them to filibuster this nomination.

Remember, this is a two-fer. We're out to keep a dedicated foe of our Second Amendment civil rights out of the Attorney General's office, and we're trying to send a smackdown to the Big O. both are worthy goals deserving of your time.