The theme of the current administration seems to be learning that Bush wasn’t always wrong.  Yeah, we know, you’ve heard nothing but screaming libs talking about how wrong Bush always is and how smart they are.  Where the rubber meets the road, we’ve had a series of learning moments for liberals. 

Obama is about to take the oath and he states publically that he can’t really just shut down Guantanimo because the situation is a little more complex than he thought it was.  The fortunate thing for Obama is that his groupie followers are apparently too dumb to realize that appointing a committee and doing the deed are different items.  So that campaign promise slipped by unnoticed and his cheerleaders will righteously tell you that he’s kept his promise!  He appointed a committee.

Liberals have been screeching that Bush simply refused to attempt diplomacy and was ignoring the State department.  The current administration has had a series of debacles that show that perhaps Bush was a bit faster to pick up the fact that the State department is apparently completely incompetent.  Of course, the amusing piece of this has been watching libs bumbling through their uber attempts at diplomacy only to find that the world is a bit more complicated than they assumed it was.  Their attempts to play super nice pals with foreign dignitaries has met with fairly consistent amused laughter and, in at least one case, insulting allies. 

So, Kerry takes a stab at chatting with Syria.  The middle east wouldn’t be nearly as problematic, thinks Kerry, if only we chat them up, then they’ll be oh so much more willing to come around to the wonders of the “Obama” US.  Only one problem, it seems that either Kerry is too stupid to take the hint when they say “Go away,” or they directly lied to him.  Kerry came back and told us that Syria is ready to be in direct talks with us and not so close to it’s buddy Iran.  Only, errr…, Syria said that Iran was it’s best pal the next day.  Ooops!  You’re kidding me?  Fanatical Middle Eastern regimes that deplore us like Iran better than us?  Man, wish Kerry could’ve seen that coming.  Moron. 

http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275510.html

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These folks are either in WAY over their heads or are intentionally courting world war III.

Meet the Neighbors

March 10, 2009

You know what?  Obama wants to move a bunch of nice guys from Guantanimo into your neighborhood!  I’m betting none of these folks end up in Illinois.  Probably the state that currently has the least pull in the vote process in congress.  Sounds like Oregon to me.  http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2009/03/10/so-you-mean-some-gitmo-detainees-arent-little-darlings/

http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2009/mar/judicial-watch-uncovers-documents-detailing-pelosis-repeated-requests-military-travel

Emails of Speaker Pelosi’s staff being jerks to military folks (can’t quite make this do what I wish, but this is a quote): 

‘ The documents also detail correspondence from intermediaries for Speaker Pelosi issuing demands for certain aircraft and expressing outrage when requested military planes were not available. “It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable…The speaker will want to know where the planes are…” wrote Kay King, Director of the House Office of Interparliamentary Affairs. In a separate email, when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King writes, “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset [s]peaker.” ‘ 

I hope the military folks smirked at that one.  “Oh noes!  The speaker’s gonna be ticked.  What will she do?  Announce to the world that we’ve failed in Iraq and try to make us look like a bunch of baby killers?  Too late on that one…”

Uuumm…maybe someone wants to mention to the speaker that she’s one of the richest folks in the US and can pay for her own freaking plane?  Before anyone comments with that fraudulent statement regarding Pelosi demanding her own jet (wasn’t true, Snow (RIP) said it and I trust him), it sounds like we might have been better off if we had given her a jet of her own.  Also, there’s a comment in there about her wanting to take her hubby with her when she went to Iraq and they turned down the request.  I tend to disagree with that.  Why waste time making her get two different private jets.  I think she should have ridden on HIS corporate jet, but what’s the difference really?  We’re paying for both of them anyway.

Heh, one $700k dishwasher coming up!  Green technology at it’s finest.

http://www.redstate.com/garrett3000/2009/03/09/shovel-ready-stimuli-part-1-700000-dishwasher/

Ummm…also notice that $250k is slated for the “Venable Theater” HVAC system at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts?  Doesn’t the Omnipork bill also provide substantial educational funding?  Why is this hidden in both places?  Why didn’t they budget any cash for my air conditioning?

This is Child’s Play

March 9, 2009

One of many reasons that liberal thought is inherently dangerous is that it veers to mob mentality.  Whether or not you liked George Bush, there is a great deal of good to say of his ability to stop liberal congress from reacting to current news stupidly.  Liberals tend to hear a piece of bad news and assume that the only answer to the problem is swift (yeah right) and steadfast government intervention.  They are the legal equivalent of chicken little.  THE SKY IS FALLING!  Let’s make acorns ILLEGAL (now making ACORN illegal I could go for…)!!  It’s only later on that we understand the full consequences of their idiotic ideas.

Remember last year when we found out that some of Mattel’s toys had lead in the paint?  Did you ever personally meet a child who suffered from lead poisoning due to the toys imported?  Our pediatrician told us that in his last fifteen years of medical practice he had seen 1 case of lead poisoning in a child.  I should point out that my area of PNW is full of 100 year old homes.  I feel certain that greater than 50 percent of  homes in this area have lead paint in them.  Yet, full fledged lead epidemic has eluded us…

Well, true to form, our illustrious congress went running around screeching “Here I come to save the day…”  and seriously lousy legislation was written and passed:  http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gzRErK3z2lGewVe_Avsk-pIliAJg  Today, while in the midst of a recession, the true nature of this legislation has reared it’s ugly head:  http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjIyZTQ3YTExYzc4YTI0OGIxYmYyZGUzM2I2ZGMyZTI=

The gist of the matter is that librarians are being forced to pull books off shelves of libraries.  Small toy stores are going under.  Lives are being saved?  Doubt it.  Were those books just added to the shelves of the libraries?  No way, many have been there for more than 20 years.  I think it’s safe to assume the books aren’t being ingested. 

The most frightening part of this story is that the sweeping legislation being pushed on the US by an uber-liberal congress and a sleepy President will have far more consequences that we cannot possibly foresee.  Do you think a Dow Jones at 6k is bad?  Because most of the analysts I’m reading are predicting 5k or less for a lengthy period of time.  So the real question is, do you feel like eating some books now?

Slow Weekend?

March 9, 2009

Just when the weekend started looking boring, this information was released:  our President is tired.  http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/07/great-news-obama-fumbled-brown-visit-because-hes-in-over-his-head/

Can you imagine what would have happened if Bush had admitted he was tired at 9/11?  Obama’s staff is apparently saying that he’s also in over his head.  http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/07/great-news-obama-fumbled-brown-visit-because-hes-in-over-his-head/

Could it be possible they don’t understand the potential consequences of telling people you’re fumbling around?  Are they unaware that even in a peacetime environment hostile folks are looking for opportunities to take advantage of a person with that much power? Are they really that stupid?  It would appear so.  Someone needs to hit them on the back of the head and tell them: “Look, tell the press we intentionally slighted Britain, because we hate the English.”  NEVER tell them, “We’re just too busy, stupid and incompetent to take care of anything just now, where do I sign that trade agreement again?”  If Obama thinks dealing with foreign powers that are looking to take advantage of us is daunting, he should NEVER show weakness to Pelosi or Reid.  Please, they’ve been circling the waters for years looking for blood.

Heh, Keep the Change

March 7, 2009

A nice round up of the changes under the Obama presidency:  http://www.texasrainmaker.com/2009/03/06/hope-and-change/

This guy uses graphics to show you how much we have already spent on “stimulus”.  If you need a more personal way to think about government waste, think in terms of the fact that our children currently owe $33k EACH.  Instead of handing each child enough money to put a down payment on a home, our generation has chosen to steal $33k from each of them to line our politicians pockets.

http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

Reparations

March 7, 2009

If you haven’t read this article, you really ought to:  http://townhall.com/columnists/CharlesKrauthammer/2009/03/06/obamas_big_bang_agenda

Krauthammer points out that Obama introduced the patently awful budget suggesting that we’re currently “paying for past sins”.  Therefore, this budget is a form of reparations.  We are all sinners.  So sayeth our commander in chief.  Thus we must pay out the nose for past transgressions.  Even if the transgressions could not logically be linked to us, we must pay.  Specifically, we must pay a great deal more for gas.  Via SCHIP, we must pay a great deal more for cigarettes.  We must pay a great deal more in terms of losing ground in a global market.  Why?  Because we did wrong things!!  We are BAD.

Why this comes as a surprise to anyone is beyond me.  Liberals have been making their main dollars on talking down the US in foreign countries for years.  Those same foreign nations are snickering as our businesses set sail for foreign shores.  I have a friend who does international accounting who says she hasn’t had a free moment since Obama was elected.  See, liberal pals, the interesting thing about that top 10 percent of folks you wanted to tax?  They are more mobile than the rest of society.  They can move their business centers to another nation utilizing a phone line or a computer while resting on a beach in the South Pacific. 

If you present the idea that this is ludicrous to any liberal they will point at the president’s high poll numbers and suggest he must be right.  Of course, if a politician is popular, he MUST be right.  If Obama had tried to introduce the idea of reparations under the name “reparations”, he probably would not have even gotten his crazy liberal pals to vote for it.  The concept of debtors prison has passed from historical meme, but not from liberal intent.  This budget is intended to punish you.  If you, like me, are furious that ANY politician would attempt to punish you for having the depravity of living freely and happily in a nation that creates the vast majority of true wealth in this world, I encourage you to stop voting Democrat.  OK, so you don’t like the Republican candidate, vote third party!  There are plenty of excellent candidates that are not from either major party.  May I also request that, if you are among those who really feels you need to be punished, perhaps you could join some variety of church that enjoys punishing it’s members?  That would free me, and those who agree with me, from being punished along side you.