Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wind Is Going To Save The Post Office?

This is unbelievable.  US Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) on the floor of the Senate discussing how he thinks wind energy could save the United States Post Office. 

The idiocy of this is amazing.  The fact that a US Senator is spewing out this crap with a straight face is an amazing indictment of the left's addiction to green this and green that - in spite of all the empirical evidence to the contrary.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DHS Becomes Obama's Eco-Nazis

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has apparently decided the Global War of Terror has been won, and we are completely safe. I say apparently, because the DHS is now shifting focus to become Obama's Eco-Nazi minority protector squad. Seriously ... take a look at this piece in The New American, detailing DHS's own releases regarding its new direction:

If you really needed one more piece of evidence to convince you that the Department of Homeland Security is a huge, useless, out of control mess, this would be it.

Somehow, I don't think this is what Congress had in mind when it forced President Bush to create DHS.

Update - The Baltimore Sun reported that DHS agents raided a Baltimore fleamarket on April 23rd.  After a 2 1/2 year investigation, agents swooped in a rounded the bad guys up.  Were these terrorists, Islamic extremists, drug cartel members?  No ... they were local vendors who sold counterfiet handbags and DVDs. 

OK, those selling fake junk from China ought to be busted, but by Homeland Security?  Is that what our billions upon billions of tax dollars funding DHS are being used for? 

If you want to know why, remember that this is Obama's DHS.  Hollywood, the majority of whom are diehard liberals, feel that they are losing billions of dollars to Chinese knockoffs.  How better than to make sure your Hollywood kook base is in line than to use DHS make a show of going after those who are stealing from the mouths of Hollywood?

This Is How Liberals Debate ...

A prime example of how liberals react when confronted by someone who does not agree with them:

Bob Beckel, who has been known as one of the more level headed liberal talking heads, loses it when he hears something he doesn't like, on live TV. And, he refuses to apologize for it. (He did, however, later apologize for his profanity through Twitter - no doubt after his producers informed him of his predicament).

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ford To Kill The Mustang - Again?

The next major makeover of Ford's Mustang is due in the 2014 model year. Many who have seen previews of the new design say it is almost a copy of Ford's Evos concept car:

Ford executives have been quoted as saying the redesign is needed to appeal to Gen Y youngsters, who supposedly are put off by the current body style's retro look. Apparently, making something that looks like a squashed Aston-Martin is what Ford feels will look cool.

The Mustang has suffered sales drops in recent years, 4.4% fewer being sold last year than the year before. It is currently behind both the Camaro and Challenger is sales figures for this year, supposedly. Does Ford really think that producing something that looks like the POS in the picture above is going to revive that? Does that car look like a muscle car, something to stand toe to toe with its Dodge and Chevy rivals?

(It's no wonder that Ford didn't allow the Mustang to be brought into NASCAR's Sprint Cup level of competition. Imagine their embarrassment at having to pull it back off the track after only one year!)

I predict there will be a run on 2013 Mustangs, so if you want to get one exactly the way you want it, you might want to not delay.

Anyone remember the last time Ford tried to redesign the Mustang to appeal to the younger crowd? Yeah, that was really successful, wasn't it:

Commander-In-Chief - What A Joke

Where, oh where is this country's Commander-in-Chief? Where is the POTUS? Why, he's scouting vacation spots for his wife on the beaches of Columbia - a fact he gleefully informed his lap dog press corps about.

Where is this man's Commander-In-Chief? Why isn't he at least making an attempt to honor the military folks who serve at his pleasure, and give up everything to their very lives themselves carrying out his orders and policies (no matter how ludicrous they are).

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is recovering from injuries suffered in an IED blast in Afghanistan last week. On his third deployment to that hell hole, he stepped on the IED. The blast took off both of his legs above the knee, his right arm above the elbow, and his left arm below the elbow.

Doctors hope to be able to return Mills stateside in a few days, on or near his 25th birthday. His wife and 4 month old daughter no doubt want to see his as soon as possible, but the reality of their situation now will hit home eventually.

Will President Obama be at Walter Reed (or wherever Sgt. Wills is delivered for treatment) to meet this hero and thank him for his sacrifice? (I was about to say shake his hand, but that is impossible)

Of course not. Obama will be still vacationing away on our dime, or huddled with his pack of reelection campaign advisors, or having a beer with some Democrat donor bigwigs, or spending a huge amount of money to watch a basketball game.

How many times has Obama visited our wounded troops, or visited with grieving families of those who have been lost? Of the very few times he has actually done that, how many times were without cameras, in private - no photo ops? Not a single one that I'm aware of.

Not having been in the military, this is an outsider's opinion. But, I think President Bush was a hell of a lot better military leader than this goofball we're stuck with now. How pathetic is it to have someone who hated (and continues to hate) the military running it? Think back to what happened to our military, and how our military's members were treated during the Carter and Clinton years. Think of how they are treated with outright disdain by the current regime. Terrible. I have nothing but adminration for our military folks, who put their lives on the line for a POTUS who is nothing but a POS.

As I have stated before, it is simply beyond my understanding why anyone who is, or has ever been, in the military would vote for Obama. Why would you vote for someone who hates what you stand for?

Godspeed, and wishes for the best possible recovery to Sgt. Mills, and his family. If you would like to take a look at his status, and help out if you can ...

NOTE - I am not speaking for Travis Mills or his family. I do not represent my thoughts about the current administration as representing theirs.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Harvard's Understanding Obama Course - Not Needed

Harvard Law School, the incubator where His Highness was formed, has announced the formation of a new class to be taught beginning in the Spring of 2013. The class is entitled 'Understanding Obama', and will be worth a single course credit.

The professor tagged with running the study group, Charles Ogletree, promises that it will cover Obama, his background, his accomplishments, and his difficulties.

I have an easier way. Just give each interested student a copy of these books, written by Obama's heroes and mentors:

The Buffett Rule - What A Bunch Of Horses**t

By now you've heard His Highness touting the Buffett Rule as the fix all for the country's budget problems. He's out giving speeches about how the tax code has to be 'fair', how millionaires must pay their 'fair share'. Well, I agree with that in principle, but Obama's reasons have nothing to do with 'being fair'.

The 'Buffett Rule' is no rule at all, just a suggestion from billionaire Warren Buffett that he doesn't pay enough taxes. It is not legislation, it is not a bill before Congress. It is smoke and mirrors designed to convince the '99%s' that anyone making over a million a year should pay at least 30% in income taxes. This has become a rallying cry for Obama, and the tip of the spear in his class warfare strategy for winning re-election.

A couple of facts stand in the way of this:

First, Warren Buffett is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 billion dollars. Not exactly a member of the '99%ers', is he?

Warren Buffett, and his various entities, owe the Federal Government more that $1 billion dollars in back taxes. Rather than happily delivering a check to the IRS, his army of lawyers is fighting tooth and nail to keep from paying the bill.

IF the Buffett rule was implemented in full, the amount of money raised would be about $5.1 billion. The Federal Government burns through more than that in 2 hours. For Obama to be suggesting to us that implementation of the Buffett Rule would solve this country's fiscal disaster is an absolute lie.

Warren Buffett and his companies have made hundreds of millions of dollars during the Obama regime directly as a result of Obama's decisions. I am not suggesting anything dirty has happened between Buffett and Obama - even though it looks suspicious, I have no evidence that would specifically indicate collusion. However, for Buffett and Obama to suggest they are at the forefront of 'fairness' while making tons of money is complete bullshit.

Those on the left decry how the rich Republicans running Wall Street are ruining the country, raping the 99%s of their money and their future in order to pad their own corporate pockets. The fact is that most of the Wall Street establishment is on the political left in this country. Those are RICH, WHITE, MALE DEMOCRATS running Wall Street.

I haven't heard anyone from the mainstream media ask Buffett directly how much he pays in taxes. What is his current tax rate?

There is nothing standing in the way of Warren Buffett or his rich, liberal pals writing checks to the IRS for however many billions of dollars they wish to give to the Federal Government so that they can see themselves as 'fair'. No law, no rule, prevents George Soros from signing over 95% of his wealth, for the good of the country. Why isn't anyone asking these guys why they haven't done this?

Oh, and by the way ... If we want to talk about fairness in regards to taxes, lets talk about the 48% of legal citizens in this country who pay nothing in income taxes? Those Millions who pay nothing, yet benefit fully. Not to mention the additional millions of illegals who benefit and also pay nothing.

Where is the fairness in that?

Update - The supposed trigger that made Warren Buffett come out and complain he wasn't paying enough taxes was the supposed fact that his secretary (who makes over $200K) paid a higher overall income tax rate than Buffett himself. I don't know if that's true, or if it was a script written for him by the White House. In any case, if made great left wing headlines - secretary pays more taxes than billionaire.

Well, Buffett is not the only one who can make this claim. Turns out Obama's own secretary in the White House (who makes about $95K) paid a higher tax rate than the Obamas did last year. The Obamas, who made about $400K last year, paid an income tax rate of a hair over 20%. They took advantage of tax laws and shelters to keep from having to pay the higher rate that would have applied to their income bracket - nothing illegal. Their secretary paid around 24%.

Obama is out trying to make political points by touting the Buffett Rule as a way to achieve tax fairness - all while publicly violating that exact example of fairness - and oh by the way not only not apologizing for it, but stating there was nothing wrong in taking advantage to the tax loopholes to cut their IRS bill.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I Hope The Eco-Nazis Don't Find Out About This

I honestly see the Obama Administration coming out and championing this as a solution to global warming, climate change, alternative energy, save the whales, save the polar bears, save the ... whatever.

I mean, wouldn't this be a perfect solution for the Missus O and her campaign to take over lunch menus? Kids don't like pink slime, but they'd love crap burgers! I can see them being branded Big O Macs. Delicious, and it will save the planet!

The Japanese company doing this research should expect to receive billions of dollars from Obama for the promise of this green (er, maybe brown) technology.

Petrified Douche

Rabid anti-Jewish and anti-Isreal reporter Helen Thomas has been awarded a prize for her journalistic efforts by the Palestinian Liberation Organizaion. That's right, a terrorist organization has recognized an American reporter for supporting them so much over the years.

According to the Washington office of the PLO, Thomas was recognized "for all of her actions supporting Palestine in the West."

Thomas was a senior Washington journalist. If you saw White House press conferences up until a couple of years ago, you couldn't help but seeing this old fossil sitting in the front row.

She was dismissed, finally, when she went too far in 2010, stating in an interview that "Jews should get the hell out of Palestine. Go home. Poland, Germany, America, and everywhere else."

This woman never made any attempt to act neutral in her reporting over the years. She was a staunch liberal since the days of JFK, and made no effort to hide it. Now 91, she is just as vile and full of hate as ever. I don't know who I hold in contempt more over their anti-semitism - her, or Jimmy Carter.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rewriting History, One Lie At A Time

In a strongly worded statement aimed at the Supreme Court, His Highness warned them not to overturn Obamacare.

"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said at a joint press conference held with the Presidents of Canada and Mexico.

His Highness is rewriting history for our benefit, it would seem. Obamacare passed the US House of Representatives 219-212, with 34 Dems voting against it. It wouldn't have passed at all if Pelosi hadn't out and out bought three Democrat votes, and had a sole Republican turncoat in Louisiana stupidly support it.

Obamacare passed the US Senate by 60-39 total, with all Democrats and Independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against.

Now, do those vote totals sound like a 'strong majority'? If 3 House Democrats hadn't sold their souls (and votes) and if ONE Republican hadn't been a lunatic, Obamacare wouldn't have been dropped onto us.

Responding to Obama with a little bit of sanity -

"It must be nice living in a fantasy world where every law you like is constitutional and every Supreme Court decision you don't is 'activist. Many of us have been arguing for nearly three years that the federal government does not have the power to dictate individuals' purchasing decisions. After a national debate on the subject, more than two-thirds of Americans agree that the Obamacare insurance mandate is unconstitutional." - Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) comments in response to Obama's ludicrous babbling.

Oh, by the way ...

Legislation that would repeal Obamacare passed the US House of Representatives 245-189. It failed in the Democrat controlled Senate 51-47. Those are a hell of a lot more 'strong' vote totals against Obamacare than there were for it.

Update - Obama's comments have been slammed by Republicans. Pundits see his statement as an attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court into deciding the case in his favor.

Some on the right are theorizing that someone on the Court leaked to Obama the results of the initial vote, and that his comments are directed towards the Court members trying to get one to change their final vote. (Those same theorists deduce that the likely source of the leak is Kagan, who is very close to Obama and has a vested interest in seeing Obamacare survive.) I have no idea if this is true or not, but if it is it is an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court procedure, and the breaking of a trust the 9 Justices have amongst themselves.

More Brilliance From Marco Rubio

Vice President Marco Rubio ... can I get an Amen on that?

Thanks to Bluegrass Pundit for the heads up on this ...

Two World Leaders In Their Youth

Two of the most powerful leaders in the Western World.

One leads the nation of Isreal, and spent his youth in its military defending it from outside enemies intent on destroying it.

One leads the United States, and spent his youth smoking pot, attending protests, listening to, learning from, and plotting with those who would destroy his country from the inside.

Doesn't that make you feel good about who is in the White House?

The True Cost of Obamacare Revealed

This is a clip from Lou Dobbs' Fox Business Network program on March 30. If you can put up with the leading ad, and the knuckle-busting scraping of the chalkboard, you will be shocked.

I knew Obamacare was the definition of out-of-control government spending, but the numbers that Mr. Dobbs shows on the board are staggering. It shows just how much we have been lied to by Obama and the Democrat leadership about Obamacare's costs. It shows how inconceivably large the price tag on this monstrosity will be, and how our country cannot possibly pay that price tag.

As Mr. Dobbs states, these numbers are provided by the Republican Budget Committee, based upon Obama's own numbers and projections.

If Obamacare is allowed to stand, this country will have its future forever altered. And, its not going to be some Socialist utopia where everything is magically free, everyone gets what they want, and free pot for all ...