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Oct 31, 2013

3 AM Phone Call Unaswered

Liberals are fond of recalling how presidential our Smartest President Ever was during the Bin Laden raid.  Bin Laden was a photo op for an operation we planned and scheduled ourselves.  The Community Organizer in Chief knew exactly when it was going to happen so he could have a photographer in the situation room.  Benghazi was an attack on us, which Al Qaeda scheduled on the anniversary of 9/11, that we were not prepared for. Since this unscheduled event conflicted with resting up for a very important campaign fund raiser in Las Vegas, our Dear Leader slept through it.  When he got the 3 AM phone call the campaign ads were talking about, our Dear Leader didn't even take the call. 

ID Requirement to Enter Congressional Gym Is Racist

You might think it’s reasonable to require ID before you vote.  In Chicago, this requirement would tend to keep ghosts from voting as much as they do now.  However, as smart Liberals say, it's racist to require ID to vote.  Using their superior reasoning, this ignorant red neck thinks it's also racist to require ID for food stamps, plane rides, cashing checks or entering government buildings.  Everyone should be able to use the Congressional gym without ID.  Anything less is racist.  (Liberals, this may sound attractive to you, but it's sarcasm.) 

Oct 29, 2013

Government Power Corrupts Government



 The article linked below expresses puzzlement about why Conservatives think Liberals are Socialists or worse.  My answer is that Liberal politicians are in it for the power.  The more control the Federal Government has the better for Liberals.  Liberals never explain the limits that should be imposed on government because they don't believe that there is any problem government can't solve.  For Liberals, government should be unlimited, so it can help people whenever and wherever needed.  Conservatives see this Liberal position as threatening tyranny.  Totalitarian governments have unlimited power to help people, but lack the motivation to do so.  Tyrants have more than enough power to maintain the government without the consent of the governed.  Power corrupts.  The greater the government's power, the more corrupt it is.  IRS harassment of Tea Party groups is what Conservatives expect of an over powerful government.  Conservatives believe that "helping people" is just a cover story for seeking more power.  The only reason the Conservative position baffles Liberals is that they believe the cover story, that the government needs to expand to help people.  Liberals are blind to the downside of expanding government power.  Liberals failed to see any risk in Obamacare.  Millions of canceled health insurance policies are the result of this Liberal blindness.  
 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-29/how-the-alger-hiss-case-explains-the-tea-party.html
 

Treat Iranians Like Republicans

I would feel more confident about the Smartest President Ever if he treated the Russians, Syrians and Iranians as if they were Tea Party Republicans. Unfortunately, The One seems to believe that John Boehner is a bigger threat to our Republic than the Iranian Ayatollahs. 

Liberals ask, "What's our interest in supporting a dictator that oppresses women and religious minorities?" They ask a very good question. I have no idea why the One supported Morsi in Egypt on his quest to become a dictator, with Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood buddies burning down a number of Christian churches in the process. I also don't understand why our Maximum Leader did not do anything to encourage the 2009 Iranian protest against their theocratic and dictatorial government, whose slogan is, "Death to America." Perhaps The One We Were Waiting For, having been groomed by the Chicago Machine, believes that fixed elections are nothing to get upset about?  Clearly our Dear Leader favors the Iranians and the Muslim Brotherhood because their policies towards women and gays are so enlightened, in contrast to Congressional Republicans. 

Shutdown Pain Was Intentional

Since Obamacare is going so well, Democrats want to talk about the government shutdown instead.  The link below leads to an article about the hypocrisy of the Congressional Republicans who are not rushing to compensate individuals who suffered loss during the shutdown.  If we are talking hypocrisy, don't you think our Dear Leader spent more time making the shutdown hurt than he did testing his healthcare web site?  He turned the National Park Service into the paramilitary wing of the Democratic Party.  NPS shut down numerous private facilities because they operated on National Park land.  NPS held a busload of foreign tourists hostage in Yellowstone and patrolled to make sure no tourists were able to sneak out of their hotel to watch Old Faithful.  NPS shut down a parking lot on public land used by a private foundation for a private land attraction.  The One We Were Waiting For even shut down the WWII memorial just because it was on public land, even though it was built with private funds and is usually unmanned, uh I mean un-personned.  The shutdown hurt the red states most BY DESIGN, not by accident.  Remember the Chicago Way of politics:  reward your friends and punish your enemies.  Seeing hypocrisy in the Republicans while lauding the Democrats is like straining at gnats and swallowing camels (your choice of the animal or the cigarette).


Oct 15, 2013

Ballot Box Retribution Is Technically Locked In

As a programmer with over 40 years of professional experience, I'd say the Obamacare roll out is what happens when you eyes are bigger than your stomach.  With the typical liberal arrogance, our Dear Leader assumed that all the hard work was done once the law passed.  Now the Democrats are on record preferring a government shutdown to postponing Obamacare for a year.  Because of the administration's efforts to turn the National Park Service into the paramilitary wing of the Democratic party, the Best and Brightest have emphasized how sure they were that Obamacare would work.  This shows their judgment is atrocious.  Personally, I never though anybody as brilliant as The Smartest Man in the Room would ever think he could run a sixth of the US economy with a law that we had to pass to see what was in it.  I also believe that anyone who thinks 7 or 8 months is enough for a programming project of this magnitude and complexity has never done much more than open a spreadsheet to see what's in it.  The whiplash of voters losing their insurance because of Obamacare regulations and not being able to replace it on the promised exchanges will really anger the voters.  I expect the retribution at the ballot box will be awesome.  Looking forward to it. 

Oct 13, 2013

Obama Debt Limit Wisdom 2006

I am truly amazed at the wisdom of Barack Obama:

Senate Record 16 Mar 2006 page S2237

Mr. OBAMA. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America’s debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is ‘‘trillion’’ with a ‘‘T.’’ That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.

Only problem is, he was just posturing. Under his administration the debt has increased to $16.7 trillion. And he wants to increase it even more, now that he's president.

Oct 12, 2013

Sell Off Federal Land

The recent shutdown has demonstrated the government's abuse of  power.  While we're noticing the Feds have too much power, let's also notice they own too much land.  We should sell off a lot of National Forest land.  The Feds do not need to own over half of any state, like they do in Arkansas, Utah or Nevada.  Besides, we're broke and we need the money.  Finally, when Henry VIII closed all the monasteries, England had explosive economic growth because the land was used more efficiently.  I wonder what privatization of a lot of land out west could do for the economy. 

Oct 11, 2013

Has Boehner no shame?

Has Boehner no shame?  He is trying to stop Obamacare, the web site we've all been, and
still are, waiting for.  He wants to fund the government one piece at a time.   Everybody 
knows that Congress only passes gigantic bills that no one can possible have read before
 the vote.  So individual appropriations for child cancer research and the National Parks 
are obviously beyond the pale.   Boehner actually thinks Congress should try to trim the 
taxing and deficit spending.  What a ridiculous idea!  The Federal Reserve under Yellen 
will electronically print whatever money we need to keep our spending at acceptable levels.
Our president is really smart not to negotiate with the Republican barbarians.  The 
Smartest Man in the Room can negotiate with Russia, Syria, Iran and even the Taliban, but 
not Republicans.  Republicans are obviously much worse than the Taliban.  Just look at 
their war on women.   Until the Republicans are destroyed for their arrogance, Non passera!
(sarcasm)


Oct 10, 2013

Renewable Energy and the Poor

Green Democrats are always demanding that we break our fossil fuel habit.  They are firm in their belief that the US can never be energy independent.  I guess the huge increase in natural gas and oil output from fracking is irrelevant here. The greens don't like it and will punish the people who are doing the fracking. Among other things, they will not get an Obamacare waiver. I do think that Canada is a wee bit more friendly than for example Venezuela. I also think oil delivered by pipeline is a lot less likely to spill than oil delivered by ship. Remember the Exon Valdez! But rich liberals only talk a good game about poor people. The Democrats are the party of the poor, so naturally they want more poor people. The best way to get more poor people is to raise energy prices. So forget about oil.

Obamacare: Good Intentions, Hellish Outcome

Liberals feel that since the bill is a law, Republicans have to fund it.  Liberals are less fond of discussing how Obamacare became law.  First the Democrats lose Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in an election fought specifically on Obamacare. So Obamcare is passed with the big lie that it will save money in a reconcilement bill, thus requiring only 51 Senate votes. Then, when it turns out that it is really very expensive, Republicans should be compelled to vote to pay whatever it costs. Further, the Former Constitutional Lecturer in Chief decides that since it's too complicated to collect 11 billion dollars in employer mandate taxes, he'll waive the employer mandate for a year. How is this taking care to see that the laws are faithfully executed, as the president is Constitutionally required to do? However this is OK because the Democrats have good intentions. Did nobody tell Democrats and the Pravda Press that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? Welcome to Obamacare hell.

McCarthy is Seriously Dead since 1957

Liberals are fond of calling Republicans they don’t like the latest  reincarnation of the spirit of Joe McCarthy.  This week Ted Cruz is the new Joe McCarthy.  Note to liberals: Joe McCarthy died in 1957.  Further, the Verona intercepts show that at least a few of the people he initially complained about were communist spies in communication with the Soviet Union.  Where Joe went way too far was in accusing a lot of people individually by name with no proof whatsoever.  He slandered hundreds, maybe thousands.  These people got fired from their jobs and many could not work under their own names for years afterwards.  Who has Ted Cruz accused of being a communist?  Is being accused of being a spendthrift the same as being accused of being a communist?  I think nobody should mention Joe McCarthy unless they were alive when he died.  I was 7 years old when he died.  Were you even born yet?

Obamacare a Fraud from the Start

Obamacare was passed as a budget reconciliation bill, a bill that saves money.  The fiction that the bill saves money is blown out of the water by now.  So, in legal terms, this was fraud in the inducement for the bill.  Our Dear Leader has exempted Employers from their mandate, but has preserved the Individual Mandate.  If George Bush had done that, there would be Occupy Everything protests and riots across the country.  The Pravda Press would be screaming.  Since The One We Were Waiting For did it, it's fine with everybody except the Tea Party crazies who actually read the Constitution.  The Constitution says all spending bills must originate in the House.  There is no Constitutional Mandate that Congress must fund any bill that was previously passed, particularly if the budget estimates were off as badly as Obamacare's were.  It also says the President "must take care that the laws are faithfully executed."  So no matter how smart The Smartest Guy in the Oval Office Ever happens to be, he is not allowed to suspend the collection of taxes on business because his administration is not ready to do what the law requires.  He should have to ask Congress to change the law.  For obvious reasons, this was inconvenient for the former Constitutional Lecturer who made the decision.  Has anyone noticed that the number of people who have successfully used the Federal website for Obamacare to get coverage is not something normally talkative "senior administration officials" want to talk about?  They blame it all on the unexpected hordes of citizens who need insurance from the exchanges.  I guess they really believed their own propaganda that "If you like your insurance, you can keep it."  Since that was a lie, too many people tried to register?  Or perhaps the whole thing is one big government overreach?