Too bad... It would have been cool to see two intellectual heavyweights kicking Obama & Biden around in the debates. Who are we left with? Ron Paul? Puhleeze. Daniels? Milquetoast. Romney? Maybe... or maybe not. Perry? Cain? I'm starting over, so I'm open to suggestion.
Obama comes in at the end of the fourth quarter to kick a field goal scoring the final point and liberals start acting like he's Tom Brady or something? Gimme a break!
I give him credit for making the call to go into Pakistan, and for keeping most of Bush's policies and National Security team in place, but that's all. This was bigger than Obama, and let's not forget that the intelligence trail that led to Bin Laden also leads right back to terrorists captured (and likely waterboarded) during the Bush administration.
Bottom line: if Obama's policies had been in place since 2004 we would never have gotten the lead that allowed us to catch up to Osama.
Don't try to re-write history.
Since President Obama has already bestowed a respectful burial at sea to his fellow Muslim, this is only a rehtorical exercise, but I thought it might allow some of us a final opportunity to vent at Bin Laden. Even imaginarily and posthumously it's bound to be both cathartic and entertaining.
So, what do you think we should have done to Bin Laden's remains? Here are few of my suggestions:
Got any other ideas? Post 'em in the comments below! Let's see how many creative ways we could have found to dispose of this piece of human garbage.
Boom! You dead motherfucker.
Good riddance. I hope they mix his body parts with bacon and drop it over Mecca, but I guess since our President's middle name is Hussein that's not likely to happen.
UPDATE: Obama's speech wasn't bad, but I resent the implication that the military and CIA only began searching in earnest with the appointment of Leon Panetta. Fuck you buddy, lot's of people have been risking their lives for this score since back when you were a community organizer.
UPDATE: I hope somebody at Newsbusters was recording the circle jerk between George Stephanopolous and Richard Clark over at ABC (All Barack Channel). They went out of their way to make it sound like Obama flew the chopper in and personally pulled the trigger on Bin Laden. Shameless.
UPDATE: The media has shown the crowd reaction at The White House and at Ground Zero, but what I'd really like to see is the crowd reaction at Guantanamo Bay. LOL.
Some people on Facebook created a grass roots campaign to blanket our communities with Post-It-Notes to remind the public how much things have changed (for the worse) since President Obama took office.
I love the idea, but I'm not the kind of guy who hand writes a whole pad of sticky notes, so I made use of technology to create a few designs and a nifty template to align an entire sheet of sticky notes for printing.
So join in the fun folks! It's as easy as 1,2,3:
You can stick these on the gas pump, the shelf at the grocery store, the ATM machine, the windshield of a car with pro-Obama bumper stickers, or just about anyplace where people might see it and take a moment to reflect on what a colossal failure Hope & Change has been for the nation.
Got an idea for another note design? Post it here in the comments section, and maybe I'll create a design for it and make it available here for download.
UPDATE: National Review's Nathan Golding says it's not a fake, and has scanned documents with similair results. Evidently the OCR (optical character recognition) feature of Adobe picks out all the letters it recognizes and puts them into groups, then creates other layers for various squiggles and such.
"After two and a half years of controversy, Obama finally released his long form birth certificate, and apologized to Americans for not being more forthcoming and wasting their time with an issue that should have been taken care of during his campaign."
By the way, that's not a real news quote up there, but it should be. Instead of skewering Obama for his obfuscation on this, the media (and many Republicans) will use it to once again heap ridicule and scorn on the people who were just asking for this one simple thing all along.
According to IRS's own figures from 2008, the top 10% of earners are carrying 69% of the tax burden, while the bottom 50% pay only 2.7%. Yet some people keep saying these folks at the top "aren't paying their fair share"?
If these people really wanted fairness they'd advocate for a flat tax, where we all pay the same percentage no matter how much or how little we earn, but they don't really want fairness... they want to keep buying votes with somebody else's money.
Fairness in the tax code should be about how much we all PAY, not about how much some people have left over that we can further redistribute.
From President Obama's hometown (go figure):
A Chicago school has banned homemade lunches to protect students from their parents' bad choices, the Chicago Tribune reports.
But students at the kindergarten-through-8th grade Little Village Academy say they are often forced to go hungry because school lunches are so bad.
Principal Carmona says only kids who have a medical excuse are allowed to bring their own food. "Nutrition wise, it is better,” she told the paper. “It's milk versus a Coke.”
What struck me is that this is so emblamatic of the typical Democrat approach to every problem:
Reminds me of that political spectrum chart I posted awhile back. Democrats are always pushing us towards some fascist system where all our choices are made for us, yet they pretend we're the ones akin to the Nazi's.
OMG. This chick is all kinds of awesome.
Don't miss part two where she actually burns pages from the Koran and gives her full name and address for any Jihadi's (or First Ammendment challenged politicians) who want to "come get some".
"...bacon makes the best Koranic bookmark."
Hope nothing happens to her. She just drew a big dotted "cut here" line across her throat for a few millions jihadis. Talk about a soft target! Hope she's packing.
Hat tip to Third World County.
Am I the only one who expected to see Godzilla rising out of the sea this morning?
Check out this new video from The Heritage Foundation on public employee unions:
I don't know who makes these videos, but they deserve a fat raise and three times the staff. Nobody breaks these issues down and does a better presentation than Heritage. Their "Tax Day By The Numbers" was great too. The RNC and future Republican candidates should take lessons from these guys.
Saw this meme floating around on Facebook last week:
Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Those states and their ranking on ACT/SAT scores are as follows:
South Carolina – 50th
North Carolina – 49th
Georgia – 48th
Texas – 47th
Virginia – 44th
If you are wondering, Wisconsin, with its collective bargaining for teachers, is ranked 2nd in the country.
Then it was repeated in a column by vaunted New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
I knew something wasn't right with this comparison, but was too busy to dig in. Thankfully Iowahawk stepped out of satire mode and stepped up to the plate:
[...] a state's "average ACT/SAT" is, for all intents and purposes, a proxy for the percent of white people who live there. In fact, the lion's share of state-to-state variance in test scores is accounted for by differences in ethnic composition. Minority students - regardless of state residence - tend to score lower than white students on standardized test, and the higher the proportion of minority students in a state the lower its overall test scores tend to be.
He goes on to state the obvious, that the minority test score gap is primarily due to socioeconomic and cultural issues that have nothing to do with the quality of teachers or schools. If a kid doesn't think education is important, you'll never be able to get him to participate, union or no.
Then we see the comparison broken down in a way that's actually useful (for something besides advancing the MSM/DNC Cabal agenda):
2009 4th Grade Math
White students: Texas 254, Wisconsin 250 (national average 248)
Black students: Texas 231, Wisconsin 217 (national 222)
Hispanic students: Texas 233, Wisconsin 228 (national 227)
2009 8th Grade Math
White students: Texas 301, Wisconsin 294 (national 294)
Black students: Texas 272, Wisconsin 254 (national 260)
Hispanic students: Texas 277, Wisconsin 268 (national 260)
2009 4th Grade Reading
White students: Texas 232, Wisconsin 227 (national 229)
Black students: Texas 213, Wisconsin 192 (national 204)
Hispanic students: Texas 210, Wisconsin 202 (national 204)
2009 8th Grade Reading
White students: Texas 273, Wisconsin 271 (national 271)
Black students: Texas 249, Wisconsin 238 (national 245)
Hispanic students: Texas 251, Wisconsin 250 (national 248)
2009 4th Grade Science
White students: Texas 168, Wisconsin 164 (national 162)
Black students: Texas 139, Wisconsin 121 (national 127)
Hispanic students: Wisconsin 138, Texas 136 (national 130)
2009 8th Grade Science
White students: Texas 167, Wisconsin 165 (national 161)
Black students: Texas 133, Wisconsin 120 (national 125)
Hispanic students: Texas 141, Wisconsin 134 (national 131)
This turns the left's cute little factoid on it's ear! You can clearly see that students, especially minority students, fare better in non-union Texas than they do in union utopia Wisconsin.
Major hat tip to Iowahawk for taking the time to shine a little light on the left's lazy, biased, and/or intellectually dishonest comparison.
Not since Arizona's defiant stance against the Federal government's refusal to enforce their own border laws have I been so impressed by a State legislature and Governor.
Wisconsin is doing yoeman's work in beginning to pare back the excessive compensation, pension and corruption doled out to state employee unions in return for their support at the ballot box by a long line of politicians hoping they would not be in office when the bill eventually came due.
Well the waiter is standing here at the table, and the bill is due now, and it looks like we're tapped out. So either the taxpayers go work it off slaving in the kitchens, or the unions will have to take some cuts just like everyone else has in this economy. The Wisconsin voters decided the issue last fall, but apparently these Democrats have no respect for the democractic process...
Teacher's unions staged a massive protest and invaded the State Capital building.
Teacher's unions conducted massive fraud against the taxpayers of Wisconsin by arranging for fake doctors to write excuse notes for protestors:
Then Senate Democrats fled their responsibilities and the state, preventing the State Senate from obtaining a quorum needed to conduct a vote.
Even union thugs invading the State Assembly chamber during a vote could not stop the courageous Republican legislators from doing what they were elected to do, what a majority of Wisconsin voters wants them to do:
Who should be ashamed? The people doing the will of the voters, or the people trying to thwart Democracy by attempting to shut down the government?
I hope Governor Walker and the state legislators crush the Wisconsin unions and other states follow their lead. Our fiscal day of reckoning approaches, and everyone needs to have some skin in the game.
Via The Blaze:
I guess the lesson here is "don't bring a Koran to a history fight".
This from the guy who's spent millions of dollars on lawyers fighting to keep all of his school and birth records sealed away from public scrutiny?
Hat tip to Third World County.
You'd think the "smartest President ever" and a former Professor Of Constitutional Law would have known that ObamaCare would be ruled unconstitutional... but perthaps his scholarship of our founding document was just about finding ways to subvert it?
"Taxation, regulation and litigation, those three form the axis of unemployment."
Patrick Ishmael just posted a great piece over at Hot Air. Here's the money quote:
"The Democrats are this decade’s Party of No. They are desperate. And because they are desperate, they’re trying to sow as much chaos into the national conversation as they possibly can, in hopes of avoiding a definitive political comeuppance for their proven ideological failures, revealed over the past two years."
Exactly... They held the reins of power for two years, but half of their feel-good campaign promises didn't pass their own smell test and the other half failed miserably once enacted. A costly lesson for our nation, but at least it appears we are learning from it.
Bill Whittle rocks! What do we have to do to get him to run for President? Damn.
Or better yet my dream team could win and make Whittle the White House Press Secretary! LMAO.
Bernie Madoff was sent to prison for running what's called a Ponzi scheme. He convinced people to invest with him but instead of actually investing their money, he just spent it. When someone wanted to withdraw the money Madoff had been entrusted with he just used the funds from his new "clients" to pay back the old "clients". But, like all Ponzi schemes, eventually there are not enough new investors to pay back the old investors and the whole thing just implodes.
Now Bernie Madoff is one of the most hated men in America and he is off to jail, and rightfully so. He stole the life savings and dashed the hopes and dreams of thousands of American families, but the dirty little secret here is that the US government has been doing exactly what Madoff did to his investors to all of us for over seventy years with the Social Security program. There is no meaningful difference between the two schemes, except that one was operated by a private individual who is now in jail, and the other is operated by Washington politicians who are rewarded by the very people they are defrauding.
You doubt me? Well here's a side by side comparison:
|BERNIE MADOFF||Took money from investors with the promise that the money will be invested and made available to them later.|
|SOCIAL SECURITY||Takes money from wage earners with the promise that the money will be invested in a "Trust Fund" and made available to them later.|
|BERNIE MADOFF||Instead of investing the money Madoff spent it on mansions, limousines and yachts.|
|SOCIAL SECURITY||Instead of depositing money in the "Trust Fund" the politicians spend the money on pork barrel projects and "freebies" to buy votes.|
|BERNIE MADOFF||When the time came to pay some investors back Madoff simply used some of the funds from newer investors.|
|SOCIAL SECURITY||When benefits for older investors become due the politicians pay them with money taken from younger wage earners.|
|BERNIE MADOFF||When Madoff's scheme is discovered all hell breaks loose. New investors won't give him any more cash.|
|SOCIAL SECURITY||When Social Security eventually runs out of money they will simply force you to send them even more of your wages, and then congratulate themselves for "saving" Social Security.|
Bernie Madoff is in jail, but the politicians remain in Washington enjoying the perks and privilges of their offices, once again proving that there is no place more corrupt and hypocritical on this Earth than Washington DC.
P.S.This came in my inbox today and I just tweaked the wording a bit, made the table and added the photos. The original author is unknown to me, but I figured he's still due a hat tip for his efforts. I didn't want to pull a Joe Biden and try to pass off his words as my own.
Damn. That was awesome! Makes me wish he'd apply for a "Certificate Of Live Birth" from Hawaii so he could run for President of our country. We need some backbone like that in Washington.
Previously leaking only war-related material, ostensibly to hasten the conclusion of hostilities, they now are leaking diplomatic communiques for no apparent reason than to prove that they can. It is no longer a protest, it is an attack, a provocation of the highest order. Their irresponsible act has endangered countless lives, set back international relations, damaged US national security and made already difficult to obtain international cooperation a near impossibility in the near term.
The former Army PFC Bradley Manning has committed a heinous act of treason by leaking this top-secret information. He needs to be tried quickly and publicly executed, preferably by firing squad.
Julian Asaange and his group of geeks should be hunted down and exterminated by the US military and/or CIA. Car bombs, snipers, poison, I really don't care what method is used, just don't make it look like an accident. Send a message and send it unapologetically.
The sooner this all happens, the sooner the world will take our government, it's word, and it's laws seriously again. And the sooner our own people will take them seriously too.
UPDATE: And another thing, the New York Times refused to print the "Climategate" e-mails proving scientists manipulated data to promote the man-made global warming myth because the info was obtained illegaly. But fast forward to yesterday and the Times has no problem whatsoever printing leaked diplomatic cables that have set back our foreign relations ten years and damaged our national security... Just what journalistic standard are they applying here? Anti-left wing = bad, anti-America = good? Looks like.
As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken. The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics.
As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Obama in his chair reached for the aftershave. Obama was quick to stop him saying, 'No thanks, my wife Michelle will smell that and think I've been in a whorehouse.'
The second barber turned to Bush and said, 'How about you sir?' Bush replied, 'Go right ahead... MY wife doesn't know what a whorehouse smells like.'
Iowahawk brings us a text adventure transcript ripped right off President Obama's floppy disk!
YOU ARE IN AN OVAL OFFICE. YOU ARE BEHIND A DESK. YOU ARE BORED. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
>GIVE RESET BUTTON TO RUSSIA, BUY CAR COMPANIES
HOW MANY CAR COMPANIES?
THIS WILL COST $85 BILLION OF GOLD. YOU ARE IN AN OVAL OFFICE. YOU HAVE 2 CAR COMPANIES. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH THEM?
>GIVE TO UNIONS
YOU ARE IN AN OVAL OFFICE. YOUR APPROVAL HEALTH IS 67%. UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE FOREST IS 8.1% WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
>$1 TRILLION TARP
YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH GOLD FOR THAT. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
WHO DO YOU WANT GOLD TO GO TO?
>BANKING AND INSURANCE FRIENDS
Be sure to click over and read the whole thing. Priceless... at least if you were a big geek in the 80's like me. I can remember playing these text adventure games at the library before I had a computer, then I'd print a transcript on the dot matrix and take it home to strategize my next adventure session.
Good times... I really miss Infocom.
Found this over at Hot Air, and all I can say is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see part two!
I'm also Facebooking this... as I've got some relatives who are pseudo-marxists and maybe this will finally make a dent.
UPDATE: Bill uploaded part two today.
UPDATE: Part three of this series is now available. Keeps on getting better!
UPDATE: Part four is now up.
UPDATE: Part five has arrived.
Sitting together on a train was Barack Obama, George W. Bush, a little old lady, and a young voluptuous blond girl.
The train goes into a pitch black tunnel and a few seconds later there is the sound of a loud SLAP! When the train emerges from the tunnel, Obama has a bright red hand-print on his cheek... but NO ONE speaks.
The old lady thinks: Obama must have groped the blond in the dark, and she slapped him.
The blond girl thinks: Obama must have tried to grope me in the dark, but missed and fondled the old lady instead and she slapped him.
Obama thinks: Bush must have groped the blond in the dark. She tried to slap him but missed and got me instead.
George Bush thinks: That felt good... I can't wait for another tunnel!
October 2nd, 2010, Washington DC:
I, for one, am not surprised... The only thing that does surprise me is that the fiction of a centrist Democrat party still lingers on. "One Nation" under Marx, with equality of tyranny for all.
Glenn Beck had a really eye opening segment last night, and I thought it deserved to be posted on YouTube for future reference.
Glenn and his guest Dinesh D'Souza dissect Obama's family history and past associations in an attempt to understand the President's political philosiphy.
Great music, great soundbites, great quotes, great timing, and The Great Communicator... I'd say this clip is pretty damn great, wouldn't you?
Hat tip to Ben Howe, who has some other videos that are worth checking out if you've got a sec.
Pretty lame really...
If I were grading them I'd probably give them a... D?
The simplicity really does lend itself to mutilation though, and of course I already have a template prepared.
I'm taking requests... feel free to post your ideas in the comments and I'll upload them here for all to see.
UPDATE: Here's one inspired by the good folks over at IMAO:
Change that splatters... love that line.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP!
He got put down pretty hard, but you've got to admire him for having the guts to wade in there and give it a shot.
"In the druidical religion of liberalism, not separating your recyclables is a sin, but abortion is just a medical procedure." -Ann Coulter
This is getting to be so routine I'm not even sure why I'm posting it... Oh yeah, it's four in the morning, I can't sleep, and I have nothing better to do. That's why.
"...as candidate Obama said, adding 20,000 men and women would improve the security situation" -White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs 2010
"This surge concept is, in fact, no different from what we have repeatedly tried, but with 20,000 troops we will not -- in any imaginable way be able to accomplish any new progress." -Barack Obama 2007
"I am absolutely confident that Iraq will form a national unity government that will be able to sustain that country." -Joe Biden 2010
"Not in our lifetime [...] will there be a unity government in Baghdad that has the confidence of all the Iraqi people, able to maintain security, provide opportunity and have a stable unity government. It will not happen." -Joe Biden 2007