Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Take The Limbaugh Challenge
Andrew Klavan at the L.A. Times, of all places, dares Liberals and other idiots to exercise some intellectual honesty, for once, and listen to El Rushbo.
If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration's recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh. That's the likelihood; here's the certainty: You've never listened to Rush Limbaugh.Need I point out that actually listening is honest, while lying that you have listened to him while your fingers are crossed behind that spineless back of yours is not? Because if you really listen to Rush, you sure as fuck won't crow any more about being one of three idiots still listening to Air Ameriduh.
... I am throwing down my gauntlet at your quivering liberal feet. I hereby issue my challenge — the Limbaugh Challenge: Listen to the show. Not for five minutes but for several hours: an hour a day for several days. Consider what he has to say — the real policy material under the jokes and teasing bluster. Do what your intellectual keepers do not want you to do and keep an open mind. Ask yourself: What's he getting at? Why does he say the things he says? Why do so many people of goodwill — like that nice Mr. Klavan — agree with him?
The mainstream media (a.k.a. the Matrix) don't want you to listen to Limbaugh because they're afraid he'll wake you up and set you free of their worldview. You don't want to listen to him because you're afraid of the same thing.
Don't believe me? Well, then, gird your loins. Gather your courage. Accept the Limbaugh Challenge. See what happens.
Although it will take time to get over the mortifying embarrassment.
New York Times Covered Up Obama-Acorn Connection
A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”Just to clarify, that cooperation between Obama and Acorn, for whom he formerly worked as a lawyer and an instructor in community agitating to disastrous effect, was a violation of federal election law, one of many committed by Obama and his various "outside" organizations during the campaign.
Heather Heidelbaugh, who represented the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee in the lawsuit against the group, recounted for the ommittee what she had been told by a former ACORN worker who had worked in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. The former worker, Anita Moncrief, told Ms. Heidelbaugh last October, during the state committee’s litigation against ACORN, she had been a “confidential informant for several months to The New York Times reporter, Stephanie Strom.”
Ms. Moncrief had been providing Ms. Strom with information about ACORN’s election activities. Ms. Strom had written several stories based on information Ms. Moncrief had given her.
During her testimony, Ms. Heidelbaugh said Ms. Moncrief had told her The New York Times articles stopped when she revealed that the Obama presidential campaign had sent its maxed-out donor list to ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office. …
“Upon learning this information and receiving the list of donors from the Obama campaign, Ms. Strom reported to Ms. Moncrief that her editors at The New York Times wanted her to kill the story because, and I quote, “it was a game changer.”’
NRO's Guy Benson:
There are several troubling elements to this story. As Ed Morrissey points out, the alleged collaboration between Obama's campaign and ACORN would constitute a violation of federal law, which prohibits campaigns from colluding with outside groups during an election season.
The pattern continues: Liberals sing the praises of "electoral reform" (McCain-Feingold, and the like) until said reform proves inconvenient to their own political ends. Remember, Obama loved public financing of elections until he realized he could make a fortune by abandoning the paradigm he had pledged to uphold.
Also, if true, this accusation—which was leveled under oath before Congress—would once again expose the mind-bending journalistic malpractice of the New York Times. This is the same paper that had no qualms about rushing a thinly-sourced, discredited hitpiece to its front page when the target was Republican John McCain.
Journalism students are taught that when a politician obfuscates and fudges, that's their cue to press harder and investigate even more zealously. Yet when the Obama campaign repeatedly tried to downplay the candidate's connections to the controversial community-organizing group during election season, most media
outlets simply took them at their word. Even when damaging details emerged that Team Obama had inaccurately reported $800,000 in payments to an ACORN get-out-the-vote branch, we were told the revelation was a distraction from the "real issues." Nothing to see here, folks. Just an honest mistake.
The press, led by the Times, had turned remarkably incurious.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Let me be clear: the United States government has no interest or intention of running GM. What we are interested in is giving GM an opportunity to finally make those much-needed changes that will let them emerge from this crisis a stronger and more competitive company.In other words,
We have no interest or intention of running GM. What we are interested in is giving GM, and the entire auto industry now that I mention it, an opportunity to finally run itself the way we tell it to.Like any good fascist, Obama is very careful to say the exact opposite of what he really means. This has two benefits: it allows his worshippers to hide behind his lies rather than make up excuses of their own, and it gives those of us who aren't afraid to point out that he's a lying fascist the means to instantly and easily decipher his real meaning.
GM is now Obama's company. If it closes, it will be on his say-so. But Obama is a politician, not a CEO. So his first concern is to avoid bad political fallout, which means he will prop up the company for as long as it takes, regardless of what makes economic sense. This, in turn, will likely make the company either less economically sound or, it will rebound — but only by getting special breaks other companies won't get. Either way, bad practices will be rewarded and/or good practices will be punished. More firms will see that gaming Washington pays off and the cycle will continue.
Of course, the good news is that being a law professor and community organizer totally prepares you to run huge white elephant multinational corporations.
I think our president needs to invest more in the use of the third-person "government," since his speeches more and more center on the narcissistic "I" and "me." Even the car-takeover speech was "I-ed" to death. E.g.My Auto Task ForceAnd on and on . . .
And so today, I am announcing that my administration will...
In this context, my administration will offer General Motors adequate working capital over the next 60 days. During this time, my team will be working closely with GM to produce a better business plan.
I am committed to doing all I can to see if a deal can be struck...
Now, I know that when people even hear the word "bankruptcy" it can be a bit unsettling, so let me explain what I mean. What I am talking about is..
What I am not talking about is a process where a company is broken up, sold off, and no longer exists. And what I am not talking about is having a company stuck in court for years...
It is my hope that the steps I am announcing...
let me say it as plainly as I can ...
I'm directing my team to take several steps.
I want to work with Congress to identify parts of the Recovery Act..
I am designating a new Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers...
The Chris Dodd - AIG Sleazefest
The message in the Nov. 17, 2006, e-mail from Joseph Cassano, AIG Financial Products chief executive, was unmistakable: Mr. Dodd was "next in line" to be chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which oversees the insurance industry, and he would "have the opportunity to set the committee's agenda on issues critical to the financial services industry...Given his seniority in the Senate, he will also play a key role in the Democratic Majority's leadership..."
Thanks All Around
He's a one-man wrecking crew of hopey changiness.
Gaffemeister Thanks Zapatero
This fits with all the other Bizarro World idiocy coming out of the White Castle these days.
The Freddie Mac Money Trail: Rahm Emanuel
Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator.
One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago's Rahm Emanuel—now chief of staff to President Barack Obama —who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort.
As gatekeeper to Obama, Emanuel now plays a critical role in addressing the nation's mortgage woes and fulfilling the administration's pledge to impose responsibility on the financial world.
The Economist Awakens
It all feels like when you had to wait half a fucking hour for your dumbass cousins to catch up with you on that disastrous bike ride you didn't want to go on to begin with except that some meddling self-important blowhard cousin convinced everyone at the family picnic it'd be a nice hopey change.
And while everyone was on the bike ride, the self-important blowhard cousin stayed behind, charged a fucking fortune to everyone's credit cards and ate all the food.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My Brother's Keepers: Classic Antisemitism
Remember This Name
In a blink of an eye, the U.S. dollar has collapsed against the Euro, Japanese Yen and other major currencies. The trigger was comments from Tim Geithner who said that the U.S. is “quite open” to China’s suggestion of moving towards a Special Drawing Right (SDR) linked currency system. If the world adopts the SDR, which was created by the IMF as an international reserve asset, it would mean that countries around the world would need to hold less U.S. dollars. The U.S. is probably open to this suggestion because a weaker dollar is stimulative for the U.S. economy and would relieve the U.S. from having to implement effective monetary policy while balancing the international demand for a reserve currency.This is "Literally The Only Man Who Can Do The Job" the Office of the President-Trainee has in charge of Treasury. That's "your money" for you idiots who voted for the Office of the President-Trainee.
Geithner’s comments indicate that the U.S. is not taking China’s suggestion with a grain of salt and instead is giving it legitimacy. This is extremely important ahead of the G20 meeting. The only question is whether this is another amateur mistake by the new U.S. Treasury Secretary.
By keeping Geithner as Treasurer despite his unprecedented internationally disastrous incompetence, the Messiah is signalling that his willful destruction of the U.S. economy will continue apace.
The only other possible explanation is that the Messiah Himself is winging it like you and I just wouldn't believe, because he hasn't got a fucking clue.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Obama’s Remarkable 9/11 Blindspot by John Ziegler
As a guy who has just made a film about how the news media paved the way for President Obama’s election, it won’t surprise you to hear that I have some critical things to say about his most recent appearance on “60 Minutes.” But what might shock you (because it stunned even me) was the incredibly tepid response that his most incredible remarks elicited even from the right (and no, they had nothing to do with laughter, or the economy).
Whether anyone chooses to notice or not, President Obama put himself out on the very edge of a very long and fragile limb on the issue of how to handle terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. For a guy who is a master at not taking any real position at all (or, when he is really at his “best” taking all possible sides to an issue simultaneously) , Obama showed an absolutely unbelievable recklessness in his response to former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of his closing of the prison camp.
In fact, if it turns out that we do have another 9/11 and there is even a shred of evidence that the closing of Guantanamo had anything to do with our inability to prevent it, I don’t think that Obama could have closed off any more of his plausible escape hatches if he had actually tried to do so.
Let’s go through just some of the highlights of what could end up one day serving as Obama’s political obituary (one so strong that even his many cheerleaders in the news media may have a tough time dismissing it).
Obama told Steve Kroft, “I mean, the fact of the matter is, after all these years how many convictions actually came out of Guantanamo? How many– how many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney? It hasn’t made us safer.”
Was this really the President of the United States speaking?
It's one thing to be a clueless dolt when you're just posing in front of styrofoam Greek columns reading teleprompter text to adoring waterheads; it's quite another to be a clueless dolt President-Trainee.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Candidate Obama Vs. President-Trainee Obama
There will be a slew of these over the next four years, believe me.
HT: Damned near everyone on the internet.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Official White Castle Portrait
Congratulations to President-Trainee Obamannequin and his fellow dummies.
Obamaisms: The Laughter Spreads
So what was Ed referring to? What else: President-Trainee Obama's Teleprompter, who has taken over the Administration since he was proven to be the brains behind the operation, was having some fun the other day with his punch-drunk front man, and much hilarity ensued:
Now, I'm nothing if not fair-minded, so the policy here at Abu Wabu is to remain as respectful of the new President-Trainee's Teleprompter as my ideological opponents, or as I like to call them, idiots, were toward President Bush, who did not need a teleprompter to act as his personal Edgar Bergen.
Which gives me an idea for another post.
But I digress, so back to the business at hand: How stoooopid can Chimpy McJugEars get?
Same Coin, Other Side
The gravy of whiney hypocrisy, thickened with good old anti-American bigotry, eagerly devoured by ravenous little weasels.
Piss off, little Canadian weasels.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Iran's Supreme Leader To President-Trainee Obama's Bootlicking "Outreach": Surrender, You Infidel Dogs And Pigs
Note to self:
I predict that one day, not long after President-Trainee Obama is cast out of the White Castle, he will remake himself as a movie actor.
Swear to God.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Did Someone Say Absolute Moral Authority?
“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.They don't, Madame Governor; they reflect how he truly feels about everyone. You can't put lipstick on that pig.
“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama's comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”
Bonus Round: Cyrano de Teleprompter
The Incandescent Brilliance Of White Castle Spokesdeer-In-The-Headlights Robert Gibbs
This hurts to watch.
Okay, not really; it doesn't hurt at all. But it is incontrovertible proof that trying to cover for a deeply corrupt administration should only be left to evil pros like Karl Rove and Big Dick. Now those guys know deeply corrupt administrations, you bet.
Whereas this hapless dolt will absolutely tank the Office of the President-Trainee's White Castle if they keep him in there for much longer.
So we've got that goin' for us.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Obama's Special Olympics
Meanwhile, Obama Is Still Driving The Economy Into The Tank
The Messiah insulted Special Olympics athletes tonight on his show in Jay Leno's studio.
How stooopid can Chimpy McJugEars get?
"If Bush Had Done This", anyone? Any takers?
Balls, people, let's grow some balls!
I repeat: I didn't write the rules. I'm just doing what worked for the last eight years.
Funny. I don't recall W making fun of anyone at all, let alone Special Olympics athletes, although I do recall the fuss made about Imus' faux pas. And I sure do recall the Messiah having to make lame-ass excuses for almost everyone he has associated with for the past twenty years.
And when I refer to left wingers and other liberals as idiots, I really really do not mean to disparage idiots, because in comparison to left wingers and other liberals, idiots are fucking geniuses.
Y'see when he was joking about what a fucking failure he is at bowling, he was not, NOT, saying anything at all about Special Olympics (except for that part where the only way we get the joke is because of what we know about the Special Olympics). Spin, monkeys, spin!
That time I got a ticket for "improper lane change" and I said, "I was driving like a woman"? Totally not making fun of women drivers. At all. How could you even think that?
I remember when you ate all my powdered donettes and I said, "fat people like you are fat for stuffing their fat faces with my donettes and you're going to die a fat person's death." It was in no way intended to disparage fat people. I have the highest regard for fat people. Really.
Now, don't get me wrong about fucking geniuses...
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Chris Matthews Wanted Saddam To Stay In Power
And fuck all the souls who would have perished at the hands of Saddam and his sons in the meantime and on into the future. That's all you need to know about Chris Matthews and his fellow idiots.
Chris Matthews 101: Advocate the wholesale slaughter of Iraqis at the hands of Saddam and his sons in service to fomenting continued hatred against former President Bush. Iraqis please step to the front of the line; Chris Matthews is calling you.
My brother's keepers.
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
In December, the neighborhood was shaken by violent riots after a so-called basement mosque was not extended a new lease agreement. In response, local youths [Arabs] occupied the mosque, set cars on fire, and fired rockets at the police. In the Swedish media the riots were largely described as an expression of frustration and anger, due to social inequalities.As I have always said, it's not who they are, it's what they do, and I will not allow them or their apologists to hide behind accusations of racism in their cowardly attempts to censor me from pointing out what they do.
But Rosengård lies in the world's most generous welfare state. Those who cannot provide for themselves and their families have a right to social welfare, which according to Swedish law must cover the cost for food, clothes, shoes, leisure activities, health and hygiene, health care and medicines, a daily newspaper, a phone, living expenses, electricity, commuting to work, home insurance, membership in a workers' union and unemployment insurance. The frustrated and angry youngsters in Rosengård get health care at a minimal cost, free dental care, free school, and free college and university education, with the right to student benefits and loans. Social inequality is, therefore, a poor model for explaining not only a rise in crime the neighborhood has seen in the last few years, but also in political radicalization.
This way Rosengård not only stands as a monument over the once so egalitarian ambitions of the Swedish Social Democracy. The neighborhood has also become a symbol for the fact that too many of the country's Arab immigrants have brought anti-democratic values from their home countries; values that neither "dialogue police" nor the world's most generous welfare system have been able cure. And it is also becoming a symbol of a Western country that is prepared to compromise with those values.
Those who chafe at this criticism should man up and stop apologizing for thuggish Arab tribalism in otherwise civilized Western society.
Instead of whining to Mommy.
Krauthammer: Obama "Morally Unserious" On Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Obama's address was morally unserious in the extreme. It was populated, as his didactic discourses always are, with a forest of straw men. Such as his admonition that we must resist the "false choice between sound science and moral values." Yet, exactly 2 minutes and 12 seconds later he went on to declare that he would never open the door to the "use of cloning for human reproduction."
Does he not think that a cloned human would be of extraordinary scientific interest? And yet he banned it. Is he so obtuse not to see that he had just made a choice of ethics over science? Yet, unlike President Bush, who painstakingly explained the balance of ethical and scientific goods he was trying to achieve, Obama did not even pretend to make the case why some practices are morally permissible and others not.
This is not just intellectual laziness. It is the moral arrogance of a man who continuously dismisses his critics as ideological while he is guided exclusively by pragmatism (in economics, social policy, foreign policy) and science in medical ethics.
We have, of course, seen this kind of thing before.
Exposed: Torture At Gitmo
Friday, March 13, 2009
Anti-Rush Limbaugh Billboard Winner
Here is the "winner" of the Democrats' awesomely awesome truth-to-power anti-Rush Limbaugh billboard contest.
Manna from Heaven. Watch and learn, kids.
Greg Gutfeld asked a Republican Senator the other night if he agreed that it might be wise not to listen to Rush right now, to which the Republican Senator replied, hey, what possible harm can come from riffing on a great Canadian power-rock trio?Yet another fucking Republican distraction.
Not a single soul noticed. Rush wasn't interested in playing, so it went down the drain. There's a lesson there.
Obama's Cynicism Exposed
Peter Wehner drops a devastating bomb on the transparent dishonesty of the President-Trainee's empty promises to the American people in his Commentary Magazine article, An Agent of Cynicism:
Barack Obama is perpetrating a fiction. And it is fiction from a man who made "change" and "new politics" centerpieces of his campaign. Even many who voted against Obama took him at his word because, to quote Obama himself, "words mean something." We admired not simply his skills, but his capacity to tap into something real and hopeful in America (Editor's note: Mr. Wehner speaks for himself here. I've known all along that the bastard was a charlatan, as all four regular readers will know.).Speaking of Messianic-grade cynicism, The Office of the President-Trainee flip-flopped on signing statements. Guess it's just another one of those little irrelevant Bush thingies that He hopes to slip by the flock he is fleecing, one little irrelevant Bush thingie at a time.
"Where we are met with cynicism and doubt and those who tell us that we can't," Obama said on the night he was elected, "we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes we can."
And when we are met with politicians who pretend that the politics of cynicism is the politics of hope and ask us to go along for the ride, who vulgarize and invert the meaning of words in order to advance their own narrow aims, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the wisdom of an awakened people: No we won't.
And staying in Iraq.
And bombing in Pakistan.
And signing statements.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Why The Founding Fathers Wrote Failure Into The Constitution
Rush Limbaugh discusses it here, and Byron York here.
First, here's Byron York:
Now Rush, speaking to the newcomers to his audience which, thanks to the machinations of the Messiah, Axlerod, Carville, Begala and Greenberg, is expanding geometrically:
In the Federalist Papers, written 221 years ago, Madison addressed the need for a Senate to accompany the more populist House of Representatives. An upper body, he wrote, 'may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions.' For the times when a political leader would attempt to capitalize on those errors and delusions, the Founders prescribed the Senate, with its members elected to terms three times the length of those in the House, originally chosen not by the people but by the state legislatures. From Federalist 63: 'There are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career, and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, justice, and truth can regain their authority over the public mind?'
Now is the time for the salutary interference of temperate and respectable citizens, otherwise known as the 41 Republicans in the United States Senate. It is their job to help the president in areas where there is widespread agreement that he should be helped, and hold the line on everything else.
Of course the economy is in crisis. But if Obama had his way, everything would be treated as if it were a crisis. Health care is a crisis. The environment is a crisis. Education is a crisis. In truth, those other areas are not crises, and the Senate’s job is to delay action on them until Obama’s power to stir popular passions fades. Then, whatever legislation is truly needed on health care, etc., can be undertaken in a more reasoned and measured way.
Five years ago, in the 2004 presidential race, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg did some research on behalf of candidate John Kerry. Greenberg wanted Kerry to be more bold in advocating wholesale change, so he convened a series of focus groups to test the public’s reaction to a number of aggressive policy proposals.
Greenberg found that voters would accept boldness on an issue or two, provided they were really important. But when a candidate promised bold action across the board, the people balked. “While voters are clearly open to bold initiatives to major problems, they may be less attracted to the candidate who wants to act boldly in every area, without exception,” Greenberg concluded. “All together, that may have suggested an expanding scope for government beyond what people felt they could trust.”
In our current situation, the people elected Barack Obama and large Democratic majorities in Congress. They didn’t elect them to do nothing. When action is needed to deal with the economic crisis — it would be nice to have a financial stabilization plan, Mr. President — they will support it.
But they didn’t elect Obama to change everything, either. With Pelosi eager to go along with the president’s every wish, it’s up to temperate and respectable citizens to distinguish the crisis from the non-crisis, and act accordingly.
In other words, it’s up to the Senate to slow things down. Just like Madison planned.
If our nation was all about a single individual succeeding simply because that individual must succeed regardless, we wouldn't have the form of government that we do. Now, conflating the president and the country -- and by that I mean, assuming that the president is always the country, assuming that the president always has the country's best interests at heart, such as the founders did, turns a functioning democracy into a robotic cult. I fear that that's what we have right now. We have a cult of fear and celebrity, a robotic cult, that is epitomized in Warren Buffett, it's epitomized by Jack Welch, it's epitomized by Barton Biggs and Jim Cramer and anybody else who knows what they see is devastatingly wrong, is horribly wrong, but because there is a fear to oppose, because the assumption is that Obama is the country, that Obama equals the best interests of the country simply because he's Obama, that's what gives you a cult. The worst part of it is that many of these people who are making hay over this Limbaugh-wants-Obama-to-fail garbage know full well, ladies and gentlemen, that what I just told you is the case.
This is not an honest debate going on here, as we have demonstrated in the first hour of the program with the Warren Buffett sound bites and the Barton Biggs sound bites and the Jim Cramer sound bites. It's not an honest debate. What's happening here is the most cynical kind of down and dirty politics by people who not only wanted George W. Bush to fail, but worked night and day to ensure that he failed. I say to you again, if the Founders wanted a situation where the government was about one official succeeding, then George Washington would have accepted the role he was offered as king. But we have separation of powers. We have division of powers. All of this is designed to ensure that a president fails when he is wrong. The Framers wanted the country to succeed.
But why does he buy into their failed theories? What is the Messiah's overriding purpose in following these dictators, tyrants and cranks? Henninger makes it clear: Obama is driven by class envy.
Mr. Obama made clear in the campaign his intention to raise taxes on this income class by letting the Bush tax cuts expire. What is becoming clearer as his presidency unfolds is that something deeper is underway here than merely using higher taxes to fund his policy goals in health, education and energy.Emphasis mine. Wait, scratch that: Actually, it's the Messiah who emphasized it for years before his disastrous rise to the Office of the President-Trainee, where he is determined to execute his plan for Retribution.
The "top 1%" isn't just going to pay for these policies. Many of them would assent to that. The rancorous language used to describe these taxpayers makes it clear that as a matter of public policy they will be made to "pay for" the fact of their wealth -- no matter how many of them worked honestly and honorably to produce it. No Democratic president in 60 years has been this explicit.
A Reminder Of Duhs Gone By
For those lying partisan idiots who pretend outrage at Rush Limbaugh's criticism of President Trainee Obama as unpatriotic and "wanting America to fail", I give you Hillary Clinton:
I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say, 'We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with ANY administration!'No doubt that includes Americans who stand up and say "We are Americans and we have the right to debate and disagree with the OBAMA administration!"
Of course. Unless you're a lying partisan idiot.
Liberals: From Orphanage Theft To Credit Card Fraud, The Ends Justify The Means
Just another day in contemporary American politics. Liberals break the law, violate their opponents' privacy, either commit or facilitate theft, and meanwhile assure the rest of us that they did all of this because of their moral superiority.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Neglect The Treasury, Destroy The Future
There are at least 18 positions that must be appointed by The Office Of The President-Trainee that the Messiah is completely ignoring. It doesn't get any more purposeful or destructive than this:
- Deputy Secretary
- Under Secretary — Domestic Finance
- Under Secretary — International Affairs
- Under Secretary — Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
- Assistant Secretary — Economic Policy
- Assistant Secretary — Financial Markets
- Assistant Secretary (Deputy Under Secretary) — International Affairs
- Assistant Secretary (Deputy Under Secretary) — Legislative Affairs
- Assistant Secretary — Management and Chief Financial Officer
- Assistant Secretary — Public Affairs/Director — Policy Planning
- Assistant Secretary — Tax Policy
- Chief Counsel — Internal Revenue Service/Assistant General Counsel for Tax
- Commissioner — Internal Revenue (five-year terms of office)
- General Counsel
- Inspector General
- Inspector General — Tax Administration
- Treasurer — United States
How many of these positions has Obama filled with a formal nomination? According to the White House website, this many:If The President-Trainee thinks he's overwhelmed now, just wait until the American people get their heads around how badly this asshole is laying waste to their future.
Secretary - Tim Geithner That’s it.
Just the one nomination, for what Barack Obama says is his greatest priority and gives as an excuse for his diplomatic incompetence. And these are just the political appointments that require Senate confirmation. It will take weeks to fill these positions even after the appointments get made, but Obama hasn’t even gotten to Step 1.
"I Certainly Hope He Doesn't Succeed."
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James [Frenulum] Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."
Newsflash: Liberals and idiots are hypocritical liars and cowards. Now let's see someone in the press ask Carville about this.
Freeman Gone, Blames Juice
Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair announced today that Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed. Director Blair accepted Ambassador Freeman’s decision with regret.
Here's what the President-Trainee's nominee Charles Freeman said about the Tiananmen Square uprising when he thought no-one was taking notes:
The truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, rather than — as would have been both wise and efficacious — to intervene with force when all other measures had failed to restore domestic tranquility.What more do you need to know? Well, for starters, how's about that he liked the "rape defense" for 9/11, the one where America deserved it because America supports freedom for Jews from mass murder:
We have paid heavily and often in treasure for our unflinching support and unstinting subsidies of Israel’s approach to managing its relations with the Arabs. Five years ago, we began to pay with the blood of our citizens here at home.This is the anti-Israeli, Saudi-Chinese-sycophant, totalitarian regime-enabler and terror-apologist the President-Trainee chose to head the National Intelligence Council. The National Intelligence Council, for Christ's sake. Chosen by the President-Trainee, folks. Meaning Obama actually looked at the guy's resume and said, "yeah, there you go, there's the right man for that job, for sure: just what we need to fuck U.S. intel into the dirt for the next fifty years."
Mercifully, Freeman was forced to withdraw today, and boy was he smarting over how badly his fraternizing with the Chinese and Saudi regimes exposed his anti-American, anti-democratic, anti-free speech, anti-Israeli world view. By smarting, I mean whining. By whining I mean blaming the Jooos for pointing out that he's exactly the sort of weasel the U.S. does not want formulating its intelligence evaluations when his two bestest friends in the world are the Chinese and the Saudis.
Is there nothing President-Trainee Obama won't try in his quest to run the Good Ship America aground?
Quoth House Intelligence Committee ranking member Pete Hoekstra,
Greater consideration? How about any consideration at all? Or is the United States just one of 190 countries out there that ain't mo' special than anybody else?
The Director of National Intelligence has informed the committee that Charles Freeman has decided to withdraw his name from further consideration as chairman of the National Intelligence Council. The decision by Mr. Freeman to withdraw his name is the right decision under the circumstances.
“Mr. Freeman’s selection as chairman of the council was a poor choice from the beginning. Given his financial dealings with a Chinese state-run oil company and the backing of his think tank by the government of Saudi Arabia, it raises serious questions about the vetting that was done by the administration. Mr. Freeman’s extensive record of questionable public statements, including those that seemed to defend the Tiananmen Square massacre and raise questions about the American character following the 9/11 attacks, should have been more than enough to give the administration pause.
This is yet another breakdown in the Obama administration vetting process—one more in a long series of missteps. More fundamentally, on an intelligence matter, it calls into question the essential judgments being made. As with Guantanamo Bay and interrogation, the administration seemingly reached a decision before thinking through all the issues. I hope the administration will show greater consideration in the future.”
And lying idiots accuse Rush of wanting America to fail.
Michelle's links show the real man. Ugh.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Via Russ From Winterset,
protein wisdom's Jeff Goldstein and Patterico are at odds over Rush's stated wish that the Messiah fail, the issue being one of how to express that wish. Goldstein says we bludgeon the idiots with the fact of their dishonesty in twisting Rush's words; Patterico wants Rush to be more careful with his words in the naive hope that that will somehow prevent them from being twisted by malicious idiots. I say Jeff G is right, because idiots are not only always trying to tell us what words we can use, what terminology is acceptable (not just to them but to everyone else because they want control over the whole arena), but they also consistently lie about Rush and what he says. And to play into that is to lose ground right out of the gate.
In weak defense of his lame case, Patterico comments at PW:
You can say what’s on your mind and be deliberately provocative, or say what’s on your mind and not be deliberately provocative.Well. So what?
What Patterico doesn't understand is that it doesn't matter, because even if you do deliberately avoid being provocative, the liars will twist your words to make what you say sound not just provocative but offensive. The idea is to put you on the defensive so as to distract from the real issue (see subhead above) and Patterico has swallowed that whole thing hook, line and sinker.
To me there's no debate; idiots will interpret Rush to their audience in whatever way suits them. That's how they roll - they're liars. Not just dishonest, not just disingenuous. That's too forgiving, too enabling; they're just fucking liars. And when they're not lying, they're busy making shit up. You know it, I know it, Patterico knows it. So why concede the rules of engagement to a bunch of fucking liars when you know they're going to lie and make shit up about what you've said no matter what you said or how you said it? Why not just say what you think and let the liars prove that they're just a bunch of fucking liars?
That's what Rush did when he said he wanted Obama to fail at destroying the country, and now millions of people who weren't listening before are listening now and getting it. That's why the idiots are twisting Rush's words, because they don't want his real message to get out there. And the best thing is that by doing so they are proving Rush's point that they're a bunch of fucking liars.
I'll say it again: this is war. Rush is taking the battle to the enemy, and the enemy is already starting to whine. I say press on. Hard.
At any rate, the White House admits that it's all a distraction from the fact that Obama is presiding over The Economic Meltdown of the Early Twenty-First Century, as they will title it in the history books on the off chance there are any literate students left to read them, so let's get back to business, shall we?
Obama is purposely fucking the economy.
Were My Immaculate Low Mileage Corvette Z06 A Trumpet
Thursday, March 05, 2009
It's On: Obama Is A Drug Addict
By way of explaining the above statement, I present the following:
I knew this was going to happen sooner or later, and look - it's sooner:
Joan Walsh of Salon rips Rush Limbaugh as "a thrice-divorced, drug-abusing, Parkinson's-mocking, cigar-sucking egomaniac, a poster boy for meanness, overindulgence and excess." She alleged that at CPAC, Rush was "hopped up."Goose, meet gander.
Timothy Egan, writing in the New York Times, "Polling has found Limbaugh, a self-described prescription-drug addict who sees America from a private jet, to be nearly as unpopular as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who damned America in the way that Limbaugh has now damned the nation’s newly elected leader."
Bill Maher, not too long ago: "I give Rush a wide latitude because he’s a drug addict."
A letter to the editor in Colorado Springs: "When their chosen national committee chairman is forced to publicly kiss the bloated backside of a drug-addicted, anti-American blowhard such as Rush Limbaugh, real Americans are grateful this party is not running or representing our nation."
And the guy who has been talking up Rush as the leader of the party — the guy who shares a daily conference call with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, CNN commentator James Carville, and ABC News This Week host George Stephanopoulos — Paul Begala: "The real leader of the Republican Party in America today is a corpulent drug addict with an AM radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh."
Here's the thing: If Rush is an "addict", then the President of the United States is a "cokehead."
This is just the latest example of how idiots trip themselves up with their double standards. Rush was addicted to painkillers, went through rehab and has spoken very forthrightly about it ever since. The Messiah snorted coke but is apparently magically immune from the very same character assassination his fart-smellers lay on Rush.
I remember when I first had to explain the concept of hypocrisy to my son. He was four, and I have never had to revisit the subject with him.
Not coincidentally, he is a fine young man of great integrity who does not suffer fools. Or idiots.
Whereas (employing the aforementioned idiots' collective reasoning) Obama is a hopped up, self-described cocaine snorter who sees America from Air Force One, who has damned America's future generations with monstrous debt, is a Middle-America-mocking, freedom-of-speech-crushing, opposition-snuffing, cigarette-sucking egomaniac, an anti-business blowhard, a poster boy for Marxism, Fascism and government excess, and in a probably drug-fueled haze (what other explanation could there possibly be?) had his daughters baptized by America-damning race-baiting Chicago religious fraud Jeremiah Wright. I give Obama a wide latitude because he's a drug addict. The real leader of this nation today is an emaciated jug-eared drug addict with a bully pulpit, Barack "the cocaine addict" Obama.
DUH. (Part Two Of A Series)
I am proud to have voted for the Obama who I thought understood the need to get us on the right path, and create jobs and wealth before taxing it and making moves that hurt job creation. If that makes me an enemy of the White House, then call me a general of an army that Obama may not even know exists — tens of millions of people who live in fear of having no money saved when they need it and who get poorer by the day.DUH.
The Left Lies About Rush. Again.
NRO's Peter Wehner wastes far too much time trying to explain the truth to idiots who aren't interested in hearing it:
The argument Limbaugh is making is fairly simple to follow: President Obama is proposing plans Limbaugh believes (with justification, in my view) will hurt our economy and hurt our country. If Obama fails in getting his plans through Congress, we will be better off. Certainly one can make the argument that Obama’s various plans, from his “stimulus” package to his profligate, record-spending budget, have caused the market to go south at an alarming rate. Obama’s plans aren’t the only reason the market is going down, but it is unquestionably a key contributing factor.All of which of course is true.
If Obama is proposing policies that you believe vary from being unwise to malignant, you would want those policies to be blocked, which is another way of saying you want Obama’s ambitions to fail. That is what Rush Limbaugh is arguing, and it’s entirely
reasonable (and not terribly controversial) for him to hold this view.
But those in the MSM are pretending that those who hope Obama’s plans fail are really rooting against America. That is nonsense. Limbaugh wants America to succeed; as a conservative, he hopes Obama’s astonishing liberal power-grab fails. It’s really not all that complicated to understand.
What I wonder, though, is where Anderson Cooper and his colleagues were during the Iraq debate, when the surge was clearly beginning to work — yet leading Democrats, one after another, said it was failing. This was a situation in which America was engaged in a war of enormous consequences and, if we had lost, it would have been a geo-political and humanitarian catastrophe. Yet anti-war critics – including Sen. Barack Obama — insisted on promoting the narrative of America’s failure in Iraq when the evidence was the opposite.
Where was the outrage then, I wonder? And why wasn’t Cooper insisting that those who opposed President Bush's critics line up behind him? We could be generous and merely call it a double standard. Or we could be less generous and call it hero-worship by Obama’s media courtiers.
Back in the Clinton era you had a better chance of getting a clean New York taxi than an honest response from either the press or the Clinton War Room to Rush's criticisms of Slick Willy, and that's how it is again today with the Messiah camp, which is made up of pretty much the same crowd. The strategy is the same too, proving that you can't teach vicious liberals new tricks: Carville the Frenulum and Begala the Forehead are checking in with Rahm in the Left Wing every morning to co-ordinate their attacks on Rush, which are meant to divert attention away from Obama's economic trainwreck that, unlike those of us who had the brains to cash out before the bastard drove the economy into the tank, will likely impoverish every last fucking idiot that voted for the Great Jug-Eared One.
All the talking heads on CNN, MSLSD and the other walking dead are full of crap and they know it. They know that contra their propaganda, Rush doesn't want America to fail. As always, they have to lie to maintain their storyline, because to tell the truth would force it to collapse. Every last one of those squealing over The Talent On Loan From God hoped and prayed for President Bush to fail in every possible way they could imagine, without regard for the consequences. Fail in Iraq, fail in the war against Islamofascism, fail in his efforts to protect America from more attacks, fail in his quest to free 50 million Muslims from the clutches of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Casualties in Iraq? Good for the Democrats' numbers. Bad economic indicators? Just ask Dick Gephardt, who declared that "for every one hundred point drop in the dow, we gain another seat". John Murtha worked overtime slandering the fine young men and women of the armed forces in Iraq, time after time, fabricating out of his hatred for America one war crime after another, so viciously that those he accused have finally had enough and are suing the rotten old bastard. Harry Reid brazenly declared Iraq "lost" in an attempt to pre-empt public support for the surge that finally, horror of horrors for Democrats and idiots, established the victory in Iraq that President Jug-Ears still refuses to declare, which is why the military audiences he uses for propaganda will save their applause for their next get-together with their beloved President Dubya.
At the outset of the Surge in Iraq, the despicable Reid and his fellow Democrat lickspittles accused General Petreaus of planning to lie in his testimony before Congress. Hillary declared that she had to "suspend disbelief" before taking the General's testimony.
The MSM and the idiot left accused Bush of every possible crime against every possible straw man they could conjure. And now that Rush Limbaugh declares that he wants Obama's transformation of America into a socialist welfare state to fail, the whining and recriminations and accusations and condemnations from the left have reached a fever pitch.
Well. Whine on, kiddies. This is war, economic and ideological war. And you will surrender without condition.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
My Brother's Keepers
Diversionary Propaganda Watch
101st Fighting Obamatons
DUH. (Part One Of A Series)
Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was.Duh.
Obama: Dow Jones Now A Tracking Poll
The market has notably plunged since Mr. Obama introduced his budget last week, and that should be no surprise. The document was a declaration of hostility toward capitalists across the economy. Health-care stocks have dived on fears of new government mandates and price controls. Private lenders to students have been told they're no longer wanted. Anyone who uses carbon energy has been warned to expect a huge tax increase from cap and trade. And every risk-taker and investor now knows that another tax increase will slam the economy in 2011, unless Mr. Obama lets Speaker Nancy Pelosi impose one even earlier.Behold, the Messiah's genius made manifest:
Monday, March 02, 2009
Obama: Wily And Dishonest
Barack Obama's America
It seems that if despotism came to be established in the democratic nations of our day, it would have other characteristics: it would be more extensive and milder, and it would degrade men without tormenting them. . . .
When I think of the small passions of men of our day, the softness of their mores, the extent of their enlightenment, the purity of their religion, the mildness of their morality, their laborious and steady habits, the restraint that almost all preserve in vice as in virtue, I do not fear that in their chiefs they will find tyrants, but rather schoolmasters. . . .
I want to imagine with what new features despotism could be produced in the world: I see an innumerable crowd of like and equal men who revolve on themselves without repose, procuring the small and vulgar pleasures with which they fill their souls. . . .
Above these an immense tutelary power is elevated, which alone takes charge of assuring their enjoyments and watching over their fate. It is absolute, detailed, regular, far-seeing, and mild. It would resemble paternal power if, like that, it had for its object to prepare men for manhood; but on the contrary, it seeks only to keep them fixed irrevocably in childhood; it likes citizens to enjoy themselves provided that they think only of enjoying themselves. It willingly works for their happiness; but it wants to be the unique agent and sole arbiter of that; it provides for their security, foresees and secures their needs, facilitates their pleasures, conducts their principal affairs, directs their industry, regulates their estates, divides their inheritances; can it not take away from them entirely the trouble of thinking and the pain of living?
So it is that every day it renders the employment of free will less useful and more rare; it confines the action of the will in a smaller space and little by little steals the very use of it from each citizen. . . .
Thus, after taking each individual by turns in its powerful hands and kneading him as it likes, the sovereign extends its arms over society as a whole; it covers its surface with a network of small, complicated, painstaking, uniform rules through which the most original minds and the most vigorous souls cannot clear a way to surpass the crowd; it does not break wills but it softens them, bends them, and directs them; it rarely forces one to act, but it constantly opposes itself to one's acting; it does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes, and finally reduces each nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrious animals of which government is the shepherd. . . .
I have always believed that this sort of regulated, mild, and peaceful servitude, whose picture I have just painted, could be combined better than one imagines with some of the external forms of freedom, and that it would not be impossible for it to be established in the very shadow of the sovereignty of the people.
--Alexis de Tocqueville
From Democracy in America, volume two, part four, chapter six: "What Kind of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear" (translated by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop)