Pinocchio Would Be Proud

on Thursday, April 30, 2009

After 100 days in office the President still hasn't figured out that Americans can fact check his lies:

"That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.

It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance...

His assertion that his proposed budget "will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term" is an eyeball-roller among many economists, given the uncharted terrain of trillion-dollar deficits and economic calamity that the government is negotiating.
Remember this handy graphic from the Washington Post?


We're not as dumb as you want us to be, Barry. When even an uneducated person takes a 5 second look at your plans to implement Great Society 2, it's easy to see that you're the worst thing to ever happen to the deficit. What with your spending packages on bank bailouts. And the auto industry. And energy. And education. And increased social programs. And college tuition. And health care...

Well, maybe I'm being too harsh on Obama's apparent lack of finance knowledge. After all, he did ask his staff to cut that $100 million out of the budget, no?


Just A Thought...

on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

By now everybody has heard about Miss California's response to a question about gay marriage at the Miss USA pageant. All she said was the following:

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
Whether or not you agree with gay marriage, my question is this: Perez Hilton has an opinion on gay marriage and nobody has a problem. But Miss California has an opinion and she's ripped to shreds over it. Why is it that one person is allowed to have an opinion on a political issue and the other person isn't?

Waterboarding Works

on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I know, I know... there's still the whole argument about us stooping to their level when we employ such tactics. But dude, when a guy who masterminded an attack that killed 3,000 people gets waterboarded a few hundred times, I don't call it torture. I call it karma.

From the CIA:

The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) -- including the use of waterboarding -- caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.

Before he was waterboarded, when KSM was asked about planned attacks on the United States, he ominously told his CIA interrogators, “Soon, you will know.”

According to the previously classified May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that was released by President Barack Obama last week, the thwarted attack -- which KSM called the “Second Wave”-- planned “ ‘to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into’ a building in Los Angeles."
Anti-waterboarders seem to be more worried about some murderer's feelings getting hurt than they are about their own countrymen getting hurt. You guys are so backwards it just blows my mind.

By the way, if I ever get captured by these guys on their side of the fence, I can only hope that waterboarding is the worst thing I get. Just ask Daniel Pearl.

President Atheist

on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Alright, maybe 'atheist' is too strong of a word, but certainly our fearless president isn't as devoted to the Christian religion as he led us to believe during the campaign.

First he goes to Jeremiah Wright for 20 years and doesn't seem to have a problem with what is preached there. That is, until what is preached there finds its way to YouTube and everybody sees the hate speech emanating from the pulpit that Obama chose to attend. So he tosses Wright under the boss and vows to find a new church in D.C.

Then almost 13 months later, our incredibly religious Christian president finally finds the spare time to pick a place to worship his god. But only for Easter - he doesn't plan on continuing his attendance to church.

Obama shills might argue that his refusal to attend church services is due to the fact that the president doesn't have a lot of spare time on Sundays or that the decision about which church to attend is a deeply personal one which requires extra time to decide...

Ah, but what say ye of this:

Amidst all of the American flags and presidential seals, there was something missing when President Barack Obama gave an economic speech at Georgetown University this week -- Jesus.

The White House asked Georgetown to cover a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name in Gaston Hall, which Obama used for his speech, according to CNSNews.com.

The gold "IHS" monogram inscribed on a pediment in the hall was covered over by a piece of black-painted plywood, and remained covered over the next day, CNSNews.com reported.
Maybe I was wrong earlier. Maybe the man is atheist.

Malpractice (UPDATED)

It just keeps getting better. My post yesterday on Susan Roesgen's shamefully biased CNN coverage of yesterday's tea-parties showcased Roesgen criticizing a man with an Obama/Hitler sign and vehemently checked him by saying that the sign was "offensive" and that the president deserves more respect.

Ah, but apparently President X/Hitler signs are only "offensive" if they make fun of the messianic Obama:

In video posted by Paul Chesser from yesterday's CNN broadcast, Roesgen harassed a man who had a sign in which Obama was portrayed as a fascist with a Hitler mustache. "Why be so hard on the President of the United States though with such an offensive message?" an indignant Roesgen hollered.

Yet back in 2006, when she was covering protests against the Bush administration's response to Katrina, she jokingly referred to this photo of a man wearing a mask with devil horns and a Hitler mustache as a Bush "look-alike."
It's almost like they aren't even trying to hide their bias anymore. Meanwhile the executives at CNN are wondering why they're last place in the ratings.


UPDATE: My brother writes to add another example of the media's hypocritical special treatment of The Leader from butt-boy himself, Keith Olbermann.

In 2006 Olbermann made a special comment on how Bush had killed Habeas Corpus in America, adding that Bush had evily "succeeded where no one has before".

Yet Obama himself plans to violate Habeas Corpus in his dealing with the Somali pirates.

When Bush did it, Olbermann devoted an entire 15-minute special comment on how horrible of a man Bush was for doing so. Who here thinks Olby will do the same for Obama?

Be Afraid of Republicans

on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A few days ago the Department of Homeland Security released a report warning the public of the dangers of "right-wing extremists". Pay no attention to the fact that the report fails to list any specific reasons as to why we should be afraid of right-wingers. On the contrary, the report even specifially states "The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence..." Also pay no attention to the fact that this report came from one Janet Napolitano, a woman with a personal vendetta for Republicans. So if you see no bias in a report submitted by a republican-hater which contains no specific evidence about why you need to be afraid of us, then by all means be afraid. Be very afraid.

Meh. I assume that part of that report was making referrence to instances like these tea-parties, for example, currently happening across the fruited plain. Look, if Republicans want to peacefully protest taxes while their government spends themselves into oblivion, that is well within their constitutional rights. In fact, I have yet to see any reports of any damage to personal property caused by a single one of these tea-parties. Nevertheless, this whole thing has been shamefully slanted by the mainstream media. For example, when leftist group ALF released flocks of herds not beloning to them, the media has no problem with it. When leftist group PETA vandalized fur coat stores, the media looked the other way. When leftist group ELF burned down an entire new home development becuase they used wood to build houses, the media barely covered it.

...But when Republicans gather to protest Barack Obama's wasteful spending, and all while he asks for more of the public's money so he can waste it even further, well:




When this country's founders threw the first tea party to protest taxes, it was hailed for years and years as one of the greatest moments in American history. But now when people throw a tea party to protest taxes, media nitwits come out to bash them and label them as unpatriotic. My, how far we've come...

Obama: America Only Gets Mad When I Tell It To

on Monday, April 6, 2009

A Tale of Two Obamas:

Tale #1 - AIG: AIG has contracts to pay $160 million in bonuses. AIG gets stimulus money. Stimulus bill contains text forcing them to pay $160 million in bonuses. AIG pays $160 million in bonuses. Obama call press conference to tell Americans to be outraged over said bonuses. Americans express presidentially mandated outrage.

Tale #2 - Fannie and Freddie: Fannie and Freddie virtually cause the downward spiral of the entire economy. Like AIG, Fannie and Freddie get stimulus money. Fannie and Freddie pay (or are scheduled to pay) $210 million in bonuses - $50 million more than AIG. Obama suspiciously says nothing. Americans express no outrage.

Power Grab

As if anyone ever needed any more proof that Obama is just using this financial crisis as a means to expand government power, we now have word that Obama is refusing repayment of any TARP money that banks received as part of the stimulus so that he can maintain his power over them. This WSJ editorial sums it up nicely, I think:

I must be naive. I really thought the administration would welcome the return of bank bailout money. Some $340 million in TARP cash flowed back this week from four small banks in Louisiana, New York, Indiana and California. This isn't much when we routinely talk in trillions, but clearly that money has not been wasted or otherwise sunk down Wall Street's black hole. So why no cheering as the cash comes back?

My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future.
My brother works for Wells Fargo, one of the few banks that specifically told the gov't that they didn't want or need any bailout money as they were doing just fine. What was the government's response to WF? They locked up Wells Fargo's executives in a room and told them they weren't leaving until they agreed to take the money. And now Obama is refusing them the chance to give it back so he can maintain his power over them.

Could it be any more clear how Obama is playing this? After all, Tim Geithner has declared himself Chairman of the Board of every single financial company in America and thinks he now has the power to fire any executive or seize any company he wants to. And as the article notes, surely the auto and health care industries are next. Soon, any doctor or car salesman making over $150,000 a year is going to have their income over that amount taxed at 90%. Don't believe me? Well they already did it to AIG, so what's going to stop them from repeating it in every other industry they're forcing themselves into?

Regift

on Thursday, April 2, 2009

Obama already screwed up royally with the Brits once when he decided to gift the PM with a bunch of DVDs that were in the wrong regional format.

Well ol' Barry is back in Britain again for the G20 party, but it looks like he didn't learn his lesson the first time:

President Obama has given the Queen an Ipod during their private meeting at Buckingham Palace. It contains footage of her state visit to the US in May 2007. The Queen has given the president a silver framed photograph of herself and her husband. The official picture is what she gives all visiting dignitaries.
It should also be noted that the ipod was preloaded with a bunch of crappy Obama speeches... Cuz you never know when the Queen of England might get that 2 A.M. hankering to listen to Obama's 2004 speech at the DNC.


P.S. - She already has an ipod.