Friday, June 4, 2010

In Economic Woes 06-04

Read only if you have a strong stomach - Federal Spending by the Numbers 2010

Rich States, Poor States - In Which Do You Live

Employment Situation Summary

Taxpayers vs. Bureaucrats, Part XXVIII
You might think I would be past the point of being surprised about excessive pay for bureaucrats, especially after narrating the new video for the Center for Freedom and Prosperity, but even I’m shocked by this New York Times story about bloated pay for bureaucrats at New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. More than 8,000 of them pull in six-figure compensation packages, and 50 of them get more than $200,000. By the way, don’t snicker and think this is just a problem for NYC taxpayers. Thanks to federal subsidies, folks all across America are paying for this taxpayer ripoff.
Read on if you dare.

The Death of Fiscal Federalism

Our view on housing finance: Don't let Fannie and Freddie return to old neighborhood

The Jobs Report

Futures Extend Losses After Jobs Report

Bad Politician Bad 06-04

A new Economist/YouGov poll is full of bad news for President Obama and incumbents broadly.

Poll: 41% Strongly Disapprove of Obama's Performance

Class Act. Rep. Phil Hare Threatens Constituents Who Point Out He Isn’t a Veteran

Another Class Act. Republican Gary Miller: Earmarks, Land Deals and FBI Investigations.

Now a third Class act. JAIL MY FOES. Grayson: Michael Steele Should Be Imprisoned

Sestak the Unqualified

Obama, Advisor Cass Sunstein Remarkably Attacked Bush in 2006 for ‘Undermining Constitution’

We Must Investigate Obama's Payoff Politics

Another 'job offer' Sorry, it's not prez's 'right'

A failing grade for the Sestak report

The Summer of Corruption Plot Thickens

Gibbs leads effort to insulate Obama from Sestak and Romanoff fallout

Will Obama Throw the Job Offers Under the Bus?

The White House Employment Agency

Candidate Kaus Takes Contrarian View of Voter Revolt
Author, political blogger and self-described neo-liberal Mickey Kaus of Venice is challenging incumbent U-S Senator Barbara Boxer in the Democratic Primary. Longshot Kaus tells NBCLA's Patrick Healy he's less concerned about winning than getting Democrats to rethink some established party positions.

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Daily Round-Up 06-04 (Friday Edition)

Updates on 9/12/2010

Could U.N. Treaties be Ratified by Executive Order?

Today’s the Day
So how should the conscientious citizen respond to this on National Donut Day? I say, by eating two donuts—one for himself, and one as an act of civil disobedience.

Study used in ObamaCare argument was misrepresented

PJTV Video (Klavan on the Culture) - Andrew Klavan: Fun With Anti-Semitism

A Choice of Names: Tours House, Lepanto House, or Vienna House

The ‘Peace’ Flotilla’s ‘American’ Casualty I like this ending...
That points to a possible compromise reform to the citizenship rules: Only children born here with at least one U.S. citizen or legal resident (green-card holder) parent get automatic citizenship, while those born to anyone else, whether illegal aliens or temporary visa holders, would be granted citizenship at, say, age 12 only if they'd lived here for at least ten years.

John Stossel - Fight Bigotry Without Government. How the free market undermines racism and segregation

'To Be Fair' When does the statute of limitation run out on blaming George W. Bush for all the world's problems?

Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues.

Don't get me started. It took four months for me to get my now husband into the country on a three month "fiance visa" and that was after calling both Senators and my Congressional Representative. Then we had to do it all over again for the Green Card, complete with calls and letters our Senator and Representative. The Annoyances of U.S. Immigration Law That said, I thoroughly reject "amnesty". If we had to do it, you have to do it.


SEIU Scum. Bloody-Minded Union From Investor's Business Daily

Chris Christie: 'This Is Not About Teachers'


Monckton: At Last, the Climate Extremists Try to Debate Us!

Stop EPA's regulatory assault

Obama’s Gulf of Energy Tax Illogic

UVA’s Defense of Michael Mann: Back Off, He’s a Scientist! The University of Virginia doesn't want to comply with the VA AG's investigation of warmist Michael Mann. Their reasoning? Scientists aren't subject to the same laws as the rest of us.

EPA puts ideology ahead of common sense


Progressive Bloggers Are Money-Grubbing Corporatists

The American Freedom Alliance Asks: Is Real News Dead?

Shameless: Another ‘Objective Journalist’ Changes Teams, Joins the Left

They All Needed a Job


Have Census Job, Will Travel: Census Wastes Money Shuffling Workers Around the Country

My dust-up with the director of the US Census

Government Created 10x More Jobs than Private Sector in May

Jobs data likely to show burst of temporary hiring

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Junk Science 06-03

Re: No to Endangered Whale Sushi! Yes to Privatizing the Oceans!

BP: A “Serial Environmental Criminal” With Close Ties To The Obama Administration

Washington Post Exposes BP ties to Eco-Groups, Other Media Ignore Controversy.
Nature Conservancy and other left-wing environmental organizations accepted millions from oil giant, broadcast networks silent

Inconvenient Truth Department: Another Green Dream Turns Brown

How climate scientists can repair their reputation

Change!… Bush Restored the Iraqi Marshes – Obama Destroyed the US Marshes

Sinking 'Climate Change'

Greens Angry Over New Gulf Drilling Permit

In Economic Woes 06-03

Thanks an effing lot, Obama. Grim Milestone: National Debt Moves Past $13 Trillion AND National Debt Tops $13 Trillion For First Time AND Federal debt tops $13 trillion mark. GOP sounds 'alarm' on red ink

Durbin’s Outrageous Bailout for BP With taxpayer's money no less.

How to Fix California's Public Pension Crisis

Buffett: Municipal Debt Meltdown Will Hit US

Heckuva Job on the Auto Bailout, Rattie

Housing Double Dip a Done Deal

Media Bias 06-03

As Reality Unfolds About Flotilla, World Media Continues with Fictional Narrative. Video, eyewitness reports, and investigations continue to reveal inconvenient truths about the practices of worldwide journalists and pundits covering the attack.

Comedian Bill Maher stereotypes black people as ghetto hoodlums and there's no outcry. The long-standing racial double standard always shields the left.

Retracto ain't happy - Correction Request: CNN Also Tampering with the Truth

Anti-Blogger Rhetoric: A Sign of What the Blogosphere Is Doing Right

How not to save news. Bad gov't ideas for journalism

Who In the MSM Will Stand Up For Michael Yon?

Majority of U.S. House Oppose FCC Effort to Reclassify Broadband

Will Washington bail out the MSM with an iPad tax?

Big Union/ACORN/Leftie Groups 06-03

Media Matters Covers Up Obama Ties to Hamas Ally Jodie Evans

Yet Still Even More on The Coming War Between Public and Private Sector Workers...Chap MCMXIII

Radical Judicial Nominee Jack McConnell’s Disturbing ACORN Connections

NJ Gov: Students Trapped By 'Selfish, Greedy' and 'Disgraceful' Teacher Unions

Political Activism at the National Cancer Institute

Translating the Code Words of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

BO's Bribary Scandals 06-03

Senate candidate says White House discussed 3 jobs PDF of memo, here.

Issa Demands a ‘Full and Complete List’ of White House Offers

Boehner Demands Answers

I will gladly accept a cushy job in the Obama administration in exchange for not running against a Democrat

Colorado Dem: Actually, the White House offered me three jobs to quit the primary

White House faces more questions over dealmaking

BO's Bumbles 06-03

Political problems converging on Obama White House all at once

White House political team stumbles, bumbles

The "story line" of Obama's presidency is "passivity, detachment, acquiescence and compromise" — says Maureen Dowd.

Change!… Bush Restored the Iraqi Marshes – Obama Destroyed the US Marshes

Rudy Giuliani on Obama’s Response to BP Oil Spill: “If You Taught Leadership 101 This Would Be an Example of Exactly NOT What to Do” (Video)

I'm repeating this link from yesterday so we can keep a little perspective. 10 Biggest Oil Spills in History. No, the 1989 Exxon-Valdez spill doesn’t make the list

Bill McCollum, Florida’s Republican attorney general, excluded from meeting with Eric Holder on oil spill

Bad Politician Bad 06-03

President Obama Job Approval

There are lots of things Obama has been doing that diminishes the Presidency. Obama speech 'diminishes' the presidency

Video and Poll. You decide. Hecklers tee off on Obama during surprise appearance on bus

Obama pays price for thinking Bush was a dunce

Democrats in Congress fail the sales pitch. They have not done a good job communicating the virtues of their economic and healthcare policies — a big problem for the party as the midterm election nears. You know what, I am getting sick and tired of hearing about how Obama and the dems haven't don a good job "communicating", that they need to work on their "sales pitch", etc. No. You can talk until your heads explode, we HATE your policies and no amount of pretty words are going to change that.

Obama WH to withhold some Kagan documents?

Illegal Alien Legal Challenge Looks like backdoor amnesty to me.

Why would we let them do this? Mexico opens California office to provide ID for illegals

Obama's 'Chicago Way' Plunders the Private Sector

Obamacare 06-03

Just sayin' When Governments Choose To Pay For Medicine, They Also Choose What Medicine To Not Pay For

White House misses early deadlines in ObamaCare implementation

The Real Face of Obamacare

We knew this was a problem. The MSM and the democrats chose to ignore. Now they will lose their jobs in Nov. Critics Question Study Cited in Health Debate

ObamaCare's Ever-Rising Price Tag Voters will understand plenty about the hidden costs of the law by November.

Obamacare Fails to Pay for High Risk Pools

Census Corruption 06-03

The Census Bureau’s Recent History of Throwing Billions of Dollars Down the Drain

Census Bureau makes changes after sex offender hired

Lax Fingerprinting Procedures Enabled Criminals to Work for the Census

Daily Round-Up 06-03

Last Stand: Battle Against Eminent Domain

PJTV Video (Trifecta) - Oil Spill Insanity: The Prosecution Solution & Plugging the Damn Hole with Government Lawyers

It’s the Constitution, stupid!

California stoners find an unlikely ally in the UFCW

2009 BO Approval Ratings

Obama Approval: Among States, Hawaii Warmest to Obama Wyoming the least approving of Obama in 2009

Salt Regulations Are Racist

Are these attempts at salt regulation racist? Well, what about religious groups that use salt for the purification and preservation of their food. Cured pork products are vital to many ethnic groups cooking styles, including African-Americans and Eastern Europeans. Kosher meat can not be Kosher without salt. It is entirely dependent on salt for its purification. Without salty soy and fish sauces, there is no Chinese food, Japanese food, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Korean, etc., etc. What do these salt regulators have against Jewish and Asian people?

Isn't it racist to regulate a food so vital to a particular religious or ethnic group? And if these ingredients get an exemption then what's the point of the regulation to begin with?

Okay, the "racist" claim was just fun (or was it), my real beef with salt regulations are as follows. Let's be clear, compared to our pre-refridgeration days, we eat tiny amounts of salt and we need salt to survive.

My principle concern is these "regulations" are the camel's nose under the tent. Once they start banning salt in food industry products and restaurant food, what is to stop them from regulating the use of salt in our homes?

And who could go without salt. I would like to see that. I'd like to see someone go completely without salt for more than a week without some kind of bodily harm. No salt means no tofu or soy based products. No yogurt, no cheese, no processed dairy of any kind. No bread, no pasta, no cold breakfast cereals of any kind including granola. No pickles, no condiments (mayo, mustard, ketchup), no deli meats, certain vineagers, no ham, no bacon, no processed foods of any kind, no restaurant foods of any kind.

Basically you are looking at a diet of plain veggies, fruit, meat, and unproccessed carbs like baked potato or rice (no salt in the cooking water by the way).

Think that is doable? Then try to eat a Sushi dinner without salt. You can't eat the miso soup, nor ginger dressing on the salad, and no soy sauce or wasabi on the sushi. Oh and better make sure that sushi rice is unseasoned cause you can't have rice there either. Better stick with plain sashimi and some lettuce. Enjoy.

These anti-salt idiots can go without if they choose but they should stop forcing their crap on us. And that's the gist of it, isn't it. These salt regulations are designed to control us.

The funny thing is, I'm not crazy pro-salt either. But I worked in restaurants, in the kitchen, for years. I reviewed restaurants in college and I am an accomplished home chef. Yet, I tend to cook without as little salt as possible, discourage my children from eating (too much) salt, and do not purchase a lot of processed foods. You will find, however, that I have five different salts in my house - nearly all were purchased more than a year ago. I'm not anti-salt by any means but I am not a salt addict either.

To me, this attack on salt, is an example of politicians who are not experts impacting entire industries because of a few bogus lobbiests. Many of the anti-salt studies are funding by dubious groups. Groups that actively campaign for policies that would remove our choice of foods. Hypertension is not entirely salt's fault. There are genetic, lifestyle and even environmental links as well as a diet high in salt. If you have hypertension, you can choose to eat low sodium foods. There are plenty of products on the market for that.

But if these pols succeed in regulating salt, then it takes away the right to choose from all of us. My neighbor has very low blood pressure, he is concerned about this salt restrictions because he needs salt to keep his blood pressure up. His wife is a personal chef who could be put out of business if a salt regulation requires her to have her recipes testing for salt content.

There are so many impacts to this regulation attacking salt, when the simpliest solution would be to provide tax credits to food companies who provide a line of low-sodium foods. The market will decide if they want to purchase it and the food industry can adjust its ways accordingly.

Additionally, it is the personal responsibility of each human being to make good nutritional choices for their body and lifestyle. Just like the women in the early feminist movement who shouted "Keep Government Off My Body" during the abortion rights movement, I want the government both off my body and out of my pantry.

Finally, and as I mentioned above, I think we can all agree on the importance of personal responsibility AND that the more you know the better. I worry about forcing smaller businesses like family-owned restaurants and my friend the personal chef having to pay for their recipes to be analyzed for salt content because that would put them out of business. But once your business reaches a certain distribution point, it makes sense to let consumers know.

As for existing companies, that information has been there on the side of the box for decades. This is nanny-statism which can be traced back to the success of the tobacco lawsuits and is gaining boldness thanks to Obamacare. We are Americans and we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness whether that means healthy eating and jogging five miles a week or stuffing your face with hamburgers. It's your responsibilty to take care of yourself, not the State's.

Something For Nothin'

When I put the pieces together it seems as though the Obama administration has hit a new depth to their incompetency.

Yes, his foreign policies are incompetent. Yes, his domestic policies are incompetent. And yes, his crisis reactions are profoundly incompetent.

But now it appears that his alleged "job offers" are incompetent as well.

Let's take a look, shall we? And we'll start in an unusual place - Blago.

Yes, Rod Blagojevich. Why? Because here is the first public instance where Obama and his team could have made a "smooth horse trade" but because they wanted something for nothing, they ticked off a wild card - Hot Rod.

First we have this taped quote
“I want to make money,” the 53-year-old, bushy haired Democrat says in a telephone discussion of the seat with a lobbyist friend taped in November 2008, according to an FBI affidavit.

“I’ve got this thing and it’s (expletive) golden, and I’m just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing,” he is quoted as saying on tape"
Now you could say that was just Blago shopping around for bribes but the Obama administration was contacted and was "involved":
In fact, there are indications that Mr. Obama and his team refused to go along with the "pay to play" way Blagojevich is accused of operating, offering only "gratitude" if the governor appointed his friend Valerie Jarrett to take his U.S. Senate seat, much to the governor's chagrin.
Yes, you could look at it as only "gratitude" or you could look at it as incompetence in knowing who you are dealing with. I mean Obama and Blago go way, way back -
And, it should be pointed out, Mr. Obama has a relationship with Mr. Blagojevich, having not only endorsed Blagojevich in 2002 and 2006, but having served as a top adviser to the Illinois governor in his first 2002 run for the state house.
On the Chicago TV show "Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz" on June 27, 2002, state Sen. Obama said, "Right now, my main focus is to make sure that we elect Rod Blagojevich as Governor, we..."

"You working hard for Rod?" interrupted Berkowitz.

"You betcha," said Obama.

"Hot Rod?" asked the host.

"That's exactly right," Obama said.
Blagojevich is going down swinging and wants Obama to testify at his trial to protect Blago from Rezko. But let's face it, Obama isn't going to touch that with a ten-foot pole if he can avoid it. Blagojevich sends not-so-subtle message to Obama

So we can see that the expectation of "pay to play" was clearly there but Obama wanted something for nothing and rejected Blogo's requests. After knowing "Hot Rod" for more than six years, you'd have thought Obama would have expected something like this.

Then we move on to Andrew Romanoff, who claims the Obama administration offered him a "position" in return for dropping out of the race.
Romanoff on Wednesday night released a copy of an e-mail in which White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina described three federal international development jobs that might be available to him if he were not challenging Sen. Michael Bennet for the Democratic nomination.

"He added that he could not guarantee my appointment to any of these positions," Romanoff said in a statement. "At no time was I promised a job, nor did I request Mr. Messina's assistance in obtaining one."
Okay, I believe you could argue that here again is another attempt at "pay to play" going wrong. Now in both cases, one could argue that these are examples of the Obama administration refusing to bribe. I'd respond that they are not so much refusing to bribe but rather attempting to haggle. Badly. Reminds me of the apocryphal Churchill exchange:
Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
Which brings us to Rep. Sestak. Memo elevates ‘Offer-gate’ to full-blown scandal As reported,
In February, Rep. Joe Sestak was asked a seemingly innocuous question by local Philadelphia television host Larry Kane: “Were you ever offered a job to get out of this race?” Sestak’s answer, and the unflinching manner in which he delivered it, are now infamous. “Yes,” he said, swift and surely. Kane pressed. “So you were offered a job by someone in the White House?” “Yes,” the answer came again. What Sestak was describing is a felony—18 USC 600 makes it a crime for anyone to offer a federal job, position, or appointment in exchange for a political act.

Bauer’s memo admits that a conversation took place between Sestak and former president Bill Clinton at the behest of the administration; and admits that Clinton and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had discussed the possibility of finding a place for Sestak on a presidential advisory board in return for his agreement not to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary. But the memo excuses the offer as legal because the advisory role the administration envisioned for the congressman would have been uncompensated. The law makes no such distinction, and the memo’s reliance on this erroneous interpretation only heightens the contradictions between what Sestak has been saying for months, and what the Obama administration has refused to discuss until now.
So yet again and assuming this is true, an incompetent Obama administration demonstrates that they wanted something for nothing by offering an unpaid position to a man running for the Senate.

Why would Sestak accept such an offer when he is a Congressman already? Why would he leave his Congressional seat for an unpaid advisory role or take on the role in addition to his regular "job"? To give up a chance to win a Senate seat from a Spector, a man who's party allegiance is dubious at best?

Did the Obama administration wanted something for nothing, or is this a lie? Either way, it is incompetent.

Clearly Obama has demonstrated what I've been saying since 2008 - that a freshman Senator does not have the competency to run America. Personally, I prefer governors since they've had the "test run" experience at the state level.

It is bad enough that Obama is incompetent in his job, but that he is also incompetent in the "Chicago Way" is pathetic. What can that man get right?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Economic Woes 06-02

They know seniors vote, right? Social Security Increase Unlikely For a Second Year

This was the problem during FDR's regime too. Without a clear and stable economic environment (rule of law, private property rights, etc.), businesses can't function. And thanks to BO, it's happening again. Billionaire Entrepreneur Complains of Regime Uncertainty

Obama's 'Chicago Way' plunders the private sector

No Good Answers on Public Pensions

National Republicans wait to help New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in high-stakes showdown with unions

Two Americas

PJTV Video (Trifecta) - We're All Babies in a Nanny State

Media Bias 06-02

Maher is disgusting. Obama Ain’t Black Enough For Bill Maher

An increasingly impotent chattering class of credulous Chris Matthewses

Palin Slams NBC for Not Airing Her Side of Story
"McGinniss has followed us for some time now, from showing up on our doorstep last winter, bidding over $60,000 for a military charity auction dinner with me, writing the hit pieces, attending at least one Outside book event, etc. He has a right to pursue his subject, I suppose, and certainly has a right to live wherever he wants, but my family also has a right to expect privacy, and hopefully to enjoy peace this summer. Good fences do make for good neighbors. The fence is now up, and I hope that we can enjoy peace. The media sensationalizes the recent McGinniss' tactic so the public will tune in to whatever the latest episode is, always with ratings in mind, and that's unfortunate." —Sarah Palin

"What's also unfortunate is journalists' tactics like this, because it keeps good people from wanting to get involved in public service." —Todd Palin

Free Enterprise Project Launches Petition Calling for GE CEO Jeff Immelt to Resign; Says Immelt’s Support of President Obama’s Big Government Agenda is a Risk to Liberty

Real issue surrounding flotilla is global media’s refusal to grasp, reflect reality

PJTV (Sonja!) - Sonja TV's Laura Bush Smackdown

Israel and the flotilla

Obama's FTC plan to reinvent America's news media

Undisclosed Interests. Legislators fight corruption by silencing their critics.

AP doesn’t know the difference between ‘government’ and ‘big government’

Junk Science 06-02

TED NUGENT: Oil spill is our fault. We want cheap energy and no consequences

10 Biggest Oil Spills in History No, the 1989 Exxon-Valdez spill doesn’t make the list.
The largest oil spill the world has seen exacted little permanent damage on coral ecosystems and local fisheries, according to a report by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission at Unesco. The study concluded that about half the oil evaporated, one-eighth of it was recovered and another quarter washed ashore, mostly in Saudi Arabia

Rebel scientists force Royal Society to accept climate change scepticism

Royal Society to Re-evaluate Position on Global Warming

Overturning EPA’s Endangerment Finding Is a Constitutional Imperative

How to Save a Dying Ocean (Eat Whales?)

NY Times Critical of Food Industry Opposition to Salt Regulation. Newspaper leads with salt's 'ill effects on the nation's health,' buries study about portion control.

The Department of Defense Should Assess the Security Risks of Climate Change Policies

Obamacare 06-02

Fiscal Fraud of Obamacare Snowballing Already

White House misses early deadlines in ObamaCare implementation

Health Care Reform Isn’t Over

ObamaCare's Rocky Start

Sestak Corruption Round-Up 06-02

Clear the air on Romanoff deal. Coloradans deserve to know the details about any job offer made to the Senate candidate in exchange for not running.

Gibbs: 'I'd refer you to the memo' Video

Robert Gibbs raises the Sestak stonewall

Gibbs: Sestak not offered spot on intel board

Bad Politician Bad

President Obama Job Approval

Obama down to 46% in Gallup weekly poll

Preserving Liberty: The Nation’s Greatest and Most Basic Purpose

Is it terrible of me that I'm looking forward to this? Rod Blagojevich trial rattles insiders AND The Resurrection of Rod Blagojevich

Republicans Jump Out To Historic Lead In Gallup Generic Ballot

Anti-Washington Anger Triggers Highest Number of Congressional Challengers in 35 Years

Ouch. Elected officials say no thanks to Obama invite

The Big Story: Woe-bama

Obama's Crises: From Hope to Cope

Obama doesn’t have a clue

Why No One Wants to Be Director of National Intelligence Under Obama

Obama is abandoning religious freedom to placate oppressive Muslim regimes.

PJTV Video (The Hicks File) - From Brussels with Love: Biden's Latest Stumble is a Big F'ing Deal

Nothing If Not Frank

Daily Round-Up 06-02

States Line Up Against Funeral Hecklers in Supreme Court Brief. Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church Picketed Marine's Funeral; Court to Decide if Protest Was Free Speech
Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia are backing the family of fallen Marine Matthew Snyder in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that could decide the constitutionality of laws restricting protests at private family funerals.
Why on earth have Maine and Virginia withheld support. I talked about this previously, here.

James O’Keefe Investigates Census Fraud

Undercover Census Fraud Investigation: Louisiana

Oh George! Tsk, tsk - Former Dem Aide Stephanopoulos Lectures James O'Keefe: 'You're More of a Political Activist Than a Journalist'

As always, I could watch this video over and over and over again.

It's the Amnesty, stupid. Why Americans Oppose Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Were Liberals Wrong on Crime? Yup

Saving the City: An Interview With Brian Anderson

Empathy for Empathy

Sympathy Deformed. Misguided compassion hurts the poor

Fight Bigotry Without Government

Arizona immigration law gets high marks

Arizona's Brewer: We'll Fight Obama Efforts to Overturn Immigration Law

Zo Hits Back At Bill

And quite rightly Maher's comment was dispicable and vile, wrong and racist.

Below is from AlfonZo Rachel's Facebook page (here):
This is a bit of a departure for me, as I prefer to do rants, but by the time it gets done, Bill Snot bucket Maher and his comments will be worth talking about even less than they already are.
So, I called him snot Bucket. He is snotty. You know he's snotty.

This commentary comes out of Bill Maher saying, ""I thought when we elected a black ... See Morepresident, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt so you can see the gun in his pants. That's -- (in black man voice) 'we've got a motherfu**ing problem here?' Shoot somebody in the foot."

Now despite all the PC stuff, the left wing still proves to be the ones doing the majority of the stereotyping.

I'm pretty sure they had a medic on stand by and extra ready in case Maher's guts ruptured from him using more testosterone than he ever has in his life to try to pull off his best "black" impression.

This is what black people are to Bill Maher. This is what we're supposed to be. Gun toting thugs, and if we're not, then we're just docile uncle toms who wanna be white.

Truth is, there is no behavior that could satisfy Bill Maher because he's a racist, and just a very confused individual all together.

He's pro-gun-control, yet he wants the president to brandish a weapon, at the table with BP,

but when it comes to dealing with our enemies; the ones who get a special thrill up their leg when they cut off the heads of jews in particularly,

well no - those are the ones we should just have talks with.

I don't pay much mind to Bill Maher; a bitter cynic who's vein's pump with spoiled milk, and just another patronizing racist.

I've seen his show before. I know what it is. I've come to the conclusion that i don't dig it, therefore I don't watch it. I'm aware of the comments that he makes when he says somethin' even more backward than he usually does for people to talk about, and it ends up getting forwarded to me.

So I watch this dude who has this strange resemblance to Otto from Star Trek DS9, and Maher, just like all the rest of the liberal elites feel they are the authority on what black people are supposed to be.

It reminds me of when clean cut white frat boys would come up to me whispering, "hey brah. Do you know where we can score some kind?" And I'd be like, why the Hell are you asking me?

You're the ones who are doing it. Why don't you go find some some other clean cut white frat boys like yourselves? You just might find what you're looking for. I've stopped a long time ago for corn sakes, so scram!
Guess those liberal colleges they learn from aren't doing much to instill that deductive reasoning.

Anyway, Maher just makes my job easier when it comes to pointing out who the real racists are. The hard part is getting people to see the painfully obvious. It's like trying to point out something as obvious as figuring out how to pour pee out of a boot with the directions on the sole of it. (Thanks Pryor)

Admittedly I do generalize when it comes to liberals, but I used to be one, so there's my license. ; ) Where as Bill Maher has never been black. I'm sure according to Bill Maher I've never been black either.

In the end though, I still respect Bill Maher's freedom to say what he does, and I'm certainly free to disagree.
Read the comments as well. A few choice samples here:
From a reader in Asia:
This highlights why the media loves gangbangers and thuggish tattoo-covered basketball players; this is how black people are "supposed" to be. "Good job, Tobey, now fetch me my pipe."

They tell blacks that the system is biased against them, that tests are ethnically biased against them, that proper English is tantamount to racism, and then they... See More they tell them they cannot succeed without liberals' help--thus ensuring the black-liberal dependency cycle ad infinitum. Liberals need blacks to stay in power, but blacks don't need liberals to achieve and succeed. Worse yet, when a black person does succeed outside of the liberal plantation (which almost inevitably results in a conversion to conservatism), he is castigated as an Oreo--if not worse.

Sad thing Zo, is that the media and liberals keep selling blacks this line, AND THEY BUY IT!! It really is tragic that so many of my my dark-skinned American brethren refuse to see that they never left the slave plantation. The only thing that's changed about the modern plantation is the shape of the chains.

As a white guy, I'll never know what it's like to be black, but forgive me for saying that the concepts of right and wrong transcend skin color...they used to, at any rate. I'd love to see a modern Emancipation Proclamation freeing blacks from the liberal plantation.

Bill Maher makes me sick to even look at him much less listen to him!! He is a Liberal elitist who wants power and control over anyone who is not a Liberal, regardless of our skin color. And for some reason they seem to think that people of color will be much easier to manipulate. Those on the left just think that they are sooo superior to ... See Moreeveryone else. I am a white Conservative woman, and I was attacked by a white Liberal man, because I support The Tea Party and Rand Paul. He called me Non Christian, Racist, and Ignorant!! When I told him that the people I admire most in life are YOU, Dr. Alveda King, Rev CL Bryant, Lt. Col. Allen West and Charles Payne. He said to me that you all were probably just a few dumb blacks that the Politically savvy Tea Party threw out there from time to time!! He proved my point with that one sentence!!! That he thinks he is superior to me, and that he thinks blacks are dumb enough to be manipulated by a group that can be Politically savvy, and that they are unable to think for themselves. We love you Zo...keep up the good fight for us all, regardless of our skin color!!! AND Before the Civil War, slave owners would use one of the slaves who they trusted to hold a shotgun and watch the other slaves while they were working in the fields to keep them for trying to run away. This is the role that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Mark Lamont Hill play for Bill Maher and the rest of the Liberals. By telling the blacks who ... See Morelisten to them that they don't have a chance, it keeps them on welfare and voting for democrats so they don't loose their handouts. They went berserk when Bill Cosby had "The Cosby Show" in the 80's because he played a successful doctor. They didn't want blacks to be inspired and believe that they could get off the handouts. They would loose control over them if they thought that they could make a living on their own. If it is true that this country holds blacks down then how did Chris Gardner become a Millionaire. The Democrat party wants to hold them down so they can harvest their vote, and they intend to do the same to the Mexicans. Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached hate and told his congregation that the Government wants to hold them down, while he is reportedly worth nearly 10 million. The hypocrisy of Him saying a black cannot make it in America while Barrack Obama and Oprah Winfrey sit in his congregation is amazing.
I believe that Sharpton, Jackson, Hill, Maher and Wright are the biggest stumbling blocks for race relations in this country and for people of color to rise up out of poverty.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Do We Blame BP or BO for Aquaman?

CEI's The Nanny Zone

Daily Round-Up 06-01

The group0 my husband's works for is CEI - CEI’s NASA global warming lawsuit

President Obama Job Approval

“He Was Supposed To Be Competent”. Yeah well, the journos said a lot of things about Obama that were clearly not true.

VDH - What Our Media Taught Me

Covering Obama, press encounters Nation of Islam

White House can't get its Sestak story straight

Gibbs's Non-Answers on Sestak

Can GOP stir up public to dig into Sestak affair?

Sestak 'deal': change that ain't

‘When the president does it, it’s not illegal’

Sestak: Once again, it’s the “coverup” – or is it?

The President and "Hush" Offers

Tea Parties doing the hard work of local politics

Tea Party Insurrection in New York

Both Sides of the Fence The Today Show report. Man this guy is a creepy idiot.

Palin's Douchebag Stalker Suddenly Concerned About His Privacy

Beware the power of the fully operational Palin machine Bullshit

Global Cold Wave May Be Looming — This Time, the Science Is Good. La Nina, a solar minimum, and a massive volcanic eruption make a threesome of cold weather events not seen for two hundred years.

Solar Scientists Agree That the Sun's Recent Behavior Is Odd, but the Explanation Remains Elusive

Study: Mass adoption of EVs in China will lead to tremendously higher emissions

White House Tries to Regroup as Criticism Mounts Over Leak

Obama inaction

The Importance of America's Civil Justice System

What Does the Government Control? More of Almost Everything

Defending the American cause

The secret ingredient in the Obama formula for success

Western Media Forgets to Mention That ‘Gaza Flotilla’ Is a Terror-Linked Organization (Video)

GOP Opens Lead in Generic Ballot

Does Washington care about unemployment? In 1983, Ronald Reagan's Washington regarded high unemployment as a national emergency. Today, with unemployment kissing 10 percent, Barack Obama's Washington scarcely seems perturbed. Why?

The Union Pension Bailout A scheme for taxpayers to cover mismanaged multi-employer plans.

WSJ Highlights AWF’s Efforts in the Ongoing Pension Bailout Battle

Destroyed by Court Order: The Footage of a Landrieu Staffer Admitting the Senator’s Office Had No Problem With Their Phones

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Screenshots of the Government’s Admission That James O’Keefe Did Not Attempt to Tamper With Landrieu’s Phones

James O’Keefe Is ‘Creating A Movement Of Investigative Journalists Across The Country’

Undercover Census Fraud Investigation – New Jersey

Flashback: Census Bureau Dumped Unreliable ACORN After Videos Exposed Corruption

When do you learn not to attack bloggers? Robert Leslie Hymers, III, Sort-Of “Reports” Me to the FBI

Nanny of the month

Week in Blogs: While Aquaman Saves the Gulf, Obama Tries 'Top Kill' to Plug That Damn Sestak Hole

Woman douses herself with 'oily substance' in front of White House


The Cost of Health-Care Reform

Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model

View from left: Dems kidding themselves on immigration

It's the Frustration, Stupid

Long-Term Trend

What Do Americans Think About Taxes?

A tale of two counties

Obese Children and the liberals who caused them.

What a douche. Don't Touch me.
Dan Noyes was doing an investigative report on San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital. According to his reporting, the hospital administrators had been using the patient gift fund for extravagances like gourmet meals, barbecues and airline tickets for themselves and staff…

Did Ground Zero Mosque Founder Lie to NYC? Is Real Goal Sharia Not "Religious Dialogue"?

Gallup's Pro-Life America When will our media reflect America on abortion?

The Solicitor General Lays an Egg

China's one-child policy: As brutal and hypocritical as ever

Tehran Targets Women

The Real Public Service

Good News For Conservatives

This is from an online dating site using a data set of over 100,000 people. It's fairly detailed and accurate and rather good news for conservatives, especially when you remember that enormous and aging Baby Boomer population.

The Democrats Are Doomed, or How A ‘Big Tent’ Can Be Too Big

A detail I liked and respected is the author of this piece considers this information "bad" news and yet reported it clearly and honestly. Kudos!

Buy, Buy American Pie

One of our neighbors works for Capital Steps. It's a great musical group.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sleepy Now

Back from celebrating my sister's 40th birthday. Sooo tired. Round-ups tomorrow.