Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jaycee Lee Dugard's prison

First pictures of filthy backyard jail where religious fanatic held kidnapped girl HERE.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Graphic of the Week

Obama, post turtle...

Examiner Bio Obama declares war on obesity, claims could save Medicare $1 Trillion

By now many are used to the ongoing manipulation of facts perpetrated within the health care debate, but as the President attempts to regain control of his own message his claims and statistical manipulation have crossed beyond the borders of absurd. In a conference call for his campaign organization, Organizing for American (formerly the Organizing for Obama), the president backed up his claims of how he intends to fulfill the promise of cost savings within Medicare without cutting benefits. The President's solution is simply to put America on a weight loss plan. According to the President, "If we went back to the obesity rates that existed back in the 1980s, the Medicare system over several years could save as much as a trillion dollars."
Good luck with that.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kennedy Friend Recalls How Much He Loved to Joke About Chappaquiddick

Listen to this and see if you don't get sick to your stomach: HERE. I watch the MSM daily and believe that they have actually gone as low as they possibly can and then....they go lower.

Toyota moving Tacoma production to San Antonio

The free market is an unforgiving beotch. Michigan still has yet to learn that lesson./
FREMONT, Calif. — Toyota Motor Corp. officially confirmed Thursday that it will relocate production of the Tacoma pickup from a (unionized) plant in Northern California to its state-of-the-art (non-unionized) manufacturing facility in San Antonio by next summer.

The announcement came hours after the Japanese automaker ended its relationship with a joint venture plant in the San Francisco Bay area as part of an effort to reduce excess production capacity at plants around the globe and return to profitability.

As part of the plan to shift Tacoma production to San Antonio, Toyota will stop making vehicles at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant — its first manufacturing facility in the United States, which started in 1984 as a 50-50 business deal with General Motors — in March 2010.

U.S. Moves Toward Formal Cut Off Of Aid To Honduras

Coup my shiny butt! The present leader was installed in accordance with the Honduran Constitution and Congress in total compliance with the laws of Honduras.
WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a "military coup," a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation.

The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said State Department staff had made such a recommendation to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has yet to make a decision on the matter although one was likely soon.

Washington has already suspended about $18 million aid to Honduras following the June 28 coup and this would be formally cut if the determination is made because of a U.S. law barring aid "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

49% Oppose Justice Department Probe of Bush-era CIA

Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters disagree with the Justice Department’s decision to investigate the treatment and possible torture of terrorists during the Bush administration, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Thirty-six percent (36%) agree with Attorney General Eric Holder’s naming of a veteran prosecutor to probe the CIA’s handling of terrorists under the previous administration. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
Folks don't like government playing politics with our security. Americans are funny that way.

Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

Well go figure...
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won't be criminally charged in a yearlong federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving one of the Democratic governor's large political donors, someone familiar with the case said.

The decision not to pursue indictments was made by top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified because federal officials had not disclosed results of the probe.

"It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the person told The Associated Press.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What Say Kopechne

I have a question that some enterprising pajama journalist might investigate and answer. Why was there total silence from the Kopechne family after there daughters death?. There were no criminal charges against Teddy at the time (other then, but there were never any civil procedings instigated either. Not a word from Mary Jo's family. Were they payed off? "Camelot" may have prevented it then but there is no reason it can't be investiagted now. Thoughts?

Moronic Quote of the Week

Chris Matthews commenting on the death of Ted Kennedy: "Barack is now the last Kennedy brother".

Good grief.

His real legacy.

US snubs Poland over WW II ceremony?

Over the last decade Poland has proven to be one of our best allies and strongest international supporters and we treat them like this. It's a disgrace.
Five days before the commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Poland, Washington has yet to announce who is going to represent the US administration.

olish officials had been led to believe the US would be represented by Vice-President Joe Biden or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But Prime Minister Donald Tusk seems to have lost all hope that the Obama administration will be sending a high-level official to the ceremony - to be attended by Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Putin and other heads of government and state at Gdansk - on September 1.

Talking to reporters after a cabinet session, Tuesday, PM Tusk said: ‘Some countries are not sending high-level delegations. This is true of the United States as well.’

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Voight Unplugged

You gotta love this guy. Lest we forget, one of the best movies of all time Nice montage HERE.

I snuck into the theatre when I was 12 as the film was rated a hard R at the time .

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Ghetto Girl": Michelle Obama and the Martha's Vineyard black elite

Blacks "made it" a long time ago. The prevalence of self imposed segregation, pretentiousness and elitism are testament.
The idea that rich, smart, black people get together to entertain each other (there is little else to do there) has intrigued the media lately. Why the new focus? Well, this week, the First Family will join that tradition, another socially-prominent, African American family escaping the summer heat on the beaches of the Vineyard.

When the news broke, the writer Toure penned an article for New York Magazine about this annual gathering of the clan, focusing on its elite status (generational ownership of homes on the island) and the myriad criteria for being welcomed there, especially during the popular Labor Day weekend.

While trying to unlock the mystery of the island's attractions and assess the Vineyard's suitability as a vacation spot for our new First Family, one anonymous, snobby, long-time islander is reported to have questioned Michelle Obama's place in the group's hierarchy, referring to the First Lady as just a "ghetto girl", one who did not belong in the august company of the regulars.

Needless to say, this quote has sent shock waves around the country.

No Social Security raises for two years

Wonder how AARP's going to rationalize this one to their members.
Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise.

The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won’t be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. That hasn’t happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975.

By law, Social Security benefits cannot go down. Nevertheless, monthly payments would drop for millions of people in the Medicare prescription drug program because the premiums, which often are deducted from Social Security payments, are scheduled to go up slightly.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rasmussen: New Low for Obama

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. These figures mark the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. The previous low of -12 was reached on July 30.

Prior to today, the number who Strongly Approved of the President’s performance had never fallen below 29%. Some of the decline has come from within the President’s own party. Just 49% of Democrats offer such a positive assessment of the President at this time.

I think America is beginning to realize their getting wee wee'd on.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Health Care Common Sense

This massive attempt at revamping the entire Health Care System in this country is a monumental canard. Is has nothing to do with humanitarian concerns and everything to do with increasing governmental power and expanding dependancy.

There are just three basic legislative measures that could be enacted that would vastly improve both coverage and affordability.

1. Allow for National(Interstate)competition in Health Insurance coverage. Any person in any state should be able to obtain health insurance from any company in any state. If we have to suffer the Commerce clause, let it work for the benefit of the people for a change. If a person moves from one state to another, their coverage would be fully transferrable.

2. Significant and substantial Tort reform.

3. Subsidize coverage for the ~11 million unisured (NOT 45 million) that truly desire insurance but are unable to afford it.

It's not rocket science folks.

Moronic Quote of the Week

John Holdren:
"To a biologist the question of when life begins for a human child is almost meaningless," Holdren argues. "To most biologists, an embryo (unborn child during the first two or three months of development) or a fetus is no more a complete human being than a blueprint is a building."
That same specious argument could be made that an infant is "simply a blueprint" of an adult human being. Does that make them worthless as well?

To be intellectually honest, our DNA is the blueprint, once it combines in vivo it becomes a developing person. A fetus is no less physically developed compared to an adult than a baby is mentally to same.

Burt Rutan Won't Drink the Kool-Aid

Slowly solid rational and common sense are beginning to take hold of this debate. Truth has a strange way of rearing it's head regardless the prevalence of lies.
Aviation pioneer and long-time flight test engineer Burt Rutan has begun making a public case against Anthropological Global Warming, or AGW, saying the data does not support a case for global warming, or climate change of any kind, caused by human activity.

In the presentation Rutan made twice at Oshkosh, he says man can measure the past, but cannot create a reliable computer model that will predict global temperatures in the future, and that warm periods are brief, not the natural state of the planet. If anything, he says "Warm periods are good, not bad. It would be beneficial to have more warming than present."

Rutan notes that the nomenclature change from global warming to climate change came as scientists began to realize that the data didn't add up for AGW. He calls climate change "The worlds safest bet," and says to call climate change a crisis is "silly." Climates change all the time.

Rutan recommends the government drop its Climate Change Crisis and Cap and Trade legislation, saying the only real effect would be to make U.S. businesses less competitive in the global marketplace. He says the best way for money to be spent to protect the planet is research into a planetary defense system against asteroid strikes, "the only real extinction threat the planet has ever had and the only one in which Man can indeed use his intelligence and sweat to successfully defeat".

Friday, August 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

The One:"There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up. I don't know what it is. But that's what happens."

What a class act.

Manufacturing Jobs Continue Disappearing

Manufacturing employment in the U.S. peaked in June 1979 with 19,553,000 jobs (data here), and by July of this year manufacturing employment had fallen to 11,817,000, the lowest level of manufacturing jobs since April 1941 (see chart above).

As a percent of the total labor force, manufacturing employment fell below 9% in July (see chart below), the lowest level in BLS history (back to 1939).

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zogby: Obama Garners New Approval Low

When Zogby shows him tanking, look out.
President Barack Obama's popularity has plummeted to a record low, with just 45 percent of voters now approving of his performance as commander in chief, according to the latest Zogby International poll.

Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president's job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.

The results are a strong indication that contentious national debate over healthcare reform has taken a major toll on the president's popularity.

Obama Approval Hits New Low In Fla.

Buyers remorse hits the Sunshine state.
President Barack Obama gets a 47 - 48 percent approval rating from Florida voters, down from 58 - 35 percent June 10, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This is President Obama's lowest approval in any national or statewide poll conducted by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University/

Voters approve 55 - 35 percent of the protests against health care reform and reject 79 - 14 percent the argument that these protests are un-American.

Floridians also reject 59 - 37 percent enacting health care reform if it "significantly" increases the federal budget deficit. By a 71 - 23 percent margin, voters don't believe Obama can keep his promise to reform health care without increasing the federal budget deficit.

Car Dealers Survey: Stop Cash for Clunkers Now

Another example of a government run program at it's finest.
The National Automobile Dealers Association is urging the federal government to begin shutting down the Cash for Clunkers program immediately.

In a statement released Wednesday evening, NADA said that, given the rapid pace at which deals are being done, it will be difficult to say when the program’s funds may run out.

But Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said earlier Wednesday that all dealers would be reimbursed.

However, the NADA said, in its statement, that the group had “confirmed elsewhere” that dealers would not get paid if cash ran out.

Redfaced Greenpeace insists 'we didn't make it up' - we just 'emotionalised the issue'

I'm going to have to try that on on the wife.
Here is a deliciously watchable video of Gerd Leipold, the leader of Greenpeace, squirming like a stuck pig under cross-examination by the BBC’s Stephen Sackur when accused of putting out scaremongering misinformation. (Hat Tips: Not Evil Just Wrong and Watts Up With That)

In a July 15 press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts”, Greenpeace shrieked that there will be an ice-free arctic by 2030 thanks to global warming. Interviewing Leipold on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme, Sackur pooh-poohs this risible claim by pointing out that the Greenland ice sheet is a mass of 1.6 million square kilometres with a depth in the middle of 3 kilometres; and that it had survived much warmer periods than the present. He accuses Leipold of “misleading information” and using “exaggeration and alarmism”.

After initially trying to brazen it out, Leipold is forced to surrender when Sackur tells him he’s just come back from the Greenland ice shelf so he knows whereof he speaks.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ACORN Bigshot Pleads Guilty In Nevada Case

Expect this guy to sing like a canary, that is if he lives that long.
This past May charges of voter fraud were brought up against the Nevada arm of the President's favorite community organizers, ACORN.

The state alleged that ACORN had policies requiring employees in Vegas to sign up 20 new voters a day or be fired. And, if you turn in 21 or more new registrations, you get a blackjack and a bonus of $5 per shift (hey it is Vegas).

It's against the law in Nevada to pay individual registrants to register people based on the total number of people that you've registered. That's a felony in Nevada.

Nevada officials just announced that Christopher Edwards, the head of the Nevada operations, has pleaded guilty and will testify against other ACORN programs

Preview of Coming Attractions

In case you weren't aware, rationing is a b!tch.

VANCOUVER — Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday.

Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a dramatic budgetary shortfall that could reach $200 million.

“This hasn’t been announced by the health authority … but these cuts are coming,” Dix said, citing figures gleaned from a leaked executive summary of “proposed VCH surgical reductions.”

The health authority confirmed the document is genuine, but said it represents ideas only.

“It is a planning document. It has not been approved or implemented,” said spokeswoman Anna Marie D’Angelo.

Dr. Brian Brodie, president of the BC Medical Association, called the proposed surgical cuts “a nightmare.”
Mind you, this isn't the minor stuff, this is life or death in some cases.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Republicans Now up by 5 in Generic Poll

Implosion is a truly wonderful thing to witness...
Republican candidates have now matched their biggest lead over Democrats of the past several years on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

The level of support for Democratic candidates is unchanged this week, but backing for GOP candidates rose one point from a week ago. This is now the eighth straight week Republicans have led on the Generic Ballot.
BTW this is why we quote exclusively Rasmussen polls: HERE:

Rep. Massa on Healthcare: “I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district…”

The words of a local congressman on the issue of healthcare are coming under scrutiny.

Democrat Eric Massa D (clarification added) told a group in Pennsylvania that he would vote against the interests of his constituents on healthcare reform if he believes what he's voting for would be helpful to them.

Massa has held dozens of town hall meetings, many focused on healthcare, but while in Pittsburgh this past weekend meeting with the grassroots progressive political action group Net Roots Nation, Massa answered questions about where he stands on healthcare reform versus where his constituents stand.

"I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I'm doing is going to help them....I will vote against their opinion if I actually believe it will help them," Massa said.
We are a representative rebublic and Mr Massa is fully within his power to vote however he pleases. That peragotive, however, does carry with it some potentially serious consequences come election time. Hope Mr Massa is prepared to find a nice job in the private sector come that time.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sex Gum baby!

No, this is not from MSNBC, but it could be. Psychotic paranoia from Hamas is not new.

How this reporterette can report this and keep keep a straight face is what's particulary ludicrous.

Video HERE.

Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States

It usually takes at least a few years of liberal governance to cause the majority of Americans to realize how bad they really are. It appears that the time it takes is decreasing...
( - Self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals in all 50 states of the union, according to the Gallup Poll.

At the same time, more Americans nationwide are saying this year that they are conservative than have made that claim in any of the last four years.

In 2009, 40% percent of respondents in Gallup surveys that have interviewed more than 160,000 Americans have said that they are either “conservative” (31%) or “very conservative” (9%). That is the highest percentage in any year since 2004.

Only 21% have told Gallup they are liberal, including 16% who say they are “liberal” and 5% who say they are “very liberal.”

Boxer could face re-election fight of her career against Fiorina

Longshot for sure but any remote chance to take out boxer is encouraging.
Democrat Barbara Boxer's quest for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate may give Californians a chance to pass judgment on Washington in the Obama era: Do voters approve of the early performance of the Democratic president and Congress? Or is it time to restore more power to Republicans, in this case to a controversial former Silicon Valley CEO making her first run for elective office?

What looks increasingly likely is that Boxer will be in for the re-election fight of her career. While she has yet to announce her candidacy, all signs point to a run by Republican Carly Fiorina, the charismatic ex-chief of Hewlett-Packard who was ousted from her job in 2005 and last year served as a top surrogate for John McCain's presidential bid.

Fiorina would bring a combination of traits to the race never faced before by Boxer: She is a woman with the wherewithal to pump millions of her own dollars into her candidacy and probably raise millions more from others. And historically, the election after a president first takes office has not been kind to the party in charge at the White House. Exhibit A is 1994, when Democrats lost control of Congress halfway into President Bill Clinton's first term.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

Looks as though the "public option" is collapsing under it's own weight.
WASHINGTON – Bowing to Republican pressure, President Barack Obama's administration signaled on Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new U.S. health care system.

Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan. Such a concession would likely enrage his liberal supporters but could deliver Obama a much-needed win on a top domestic priority opposed by GOP lawmakers.

Officials from both political parties reached across the aisle in an effort to find compromises on proposals they left behind when they returned to their districts for an August recess. Obama had sought the government to run a health insurance organization to help cover the nation's almost 50 million uninsured, but he never made it a deal breaker in a broad set of ideas that has Republicans unified in opposition.
Well, that's a real nasty one out, now for the rest of them.

Is Obama's 'let's talk' diplomacy failing?

The answer is yes and very few on the right are surprised.
President Obama may be willing to talk to America's adversaries abroad, but six months into his tenure hardly anyone is returning his call – a situation that is prompting restiveness in Congress and a round of "we told you so's" by diplomatic hawks.

In one sign of impatience with Mr. Obama's approach, the US Senate in late July unanimously urged the president to seek "crippling economic sanctions" on Iran if it does not move soon to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

Whether the issue is key security threats, as with Iran and North Korea, or lower-profile matters, as with Cuba or Burma (Myanmar), Obama's critics and even some backers of the "talk to the enemy" approach are starting to speak of the policy's limits.
We're more liked but have nothing to show for it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pic of the Day

Explanation HERE.

Obama's environmental czar started group targeting Beck

Thugocracy on parade...
President Obama's "green jobs czar" is co-founder of a black activist organization that has led a campaign prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Glenn Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.

In recent weeks, Beck has done several critical segments about Van Jones, who was appointed as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Beck's segments were based in part on WND's reporting that Jones was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.

Now Colors of Change, an activist organization seeking to "strengthen Black America's political voice" has led a furious campaign against Beck culminating in major companies such as Geico and pulling their spots from the Fox News star's daily show. The group also says it has garnered about 75,000 signatories for an online petition against Beck to be sent to advertisers.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Montana Prevents Obama From Rigging Town Hall Audience

It appears he isn't going to be able to hide behind the DNC plants and Whitehouse shills this time.
There is no guarantee that President Barack Obama will be able to avoid critics of his healthcare proposal when he hosts a town hall meeting in Belgrade, Mont., on Friday.

Local officials in Belgrade and neighboring Bozeman personally oversaw the handing out of passes Thursday in much the same fashion that a venue would dole out tickets to a rock concert. Hundreds of people seeking to attend the president's event began lining up Wednesday afternoon, and camped out overnight in the parking lots of the two local municipal buildings.

Karen Semerau, the Bozeman official who helped oversee the distribution, said some people brought their dogs, others put up tents, and but for a brief rain shower, those in line appeared to be upbeat about the chance to hear from, and question, the president about his plan.

"I couldn't tell by looking at people if they were for the president's plan or against it," Semerau said. "But I can say that the group was totally mixed – college kids, older folks, all walks of life."
But I could be wrong. Turns out it's Gallatin county. Look at the demographics, ir's harldy representaive of Montana. I should have realized that thete is no way Obama's protectors are going to put him in the line of actual fire.

Pic of the Day

Ain't it the truth.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Who's Perpetrating the Fraud?

I may not be an actual doctor but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...

Obama Dips to a 47% Approval Rating

New low water mark for "The One"
Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s the lowest level of total approval yet recorded. The President’s ratings first fell below 50% just a few weeks ago on July 25. Fifty-two percent (52%) now disapprove.
BTW Arlen Specter is toast.

Retail Sales Post Surprise Drop, While Jobless Claims Rise

Talking down the economy? Nope, just the facts ma'am.
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly fell in July from June, a government report showed on Thursday, casting a shadow over an anticipated rebound in consumer spending in the third quarter.

First-time jobless claims also rose unexpectedly to 558,000.

The Commerce Department said total retail sales edged down 0.1 percent from increasing a revised 0.8 percent in June.

Sales in June were initially reported to have risen 0.6 percent

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pic of the Day

Funny how the same people bemoaning the "hateful rhetoric" they say is being displayed at the health care townhalls were strangely silent four years ago.

Health Care Debate as it Stands Today

The bottom line is this, a plurality of voters oppose the Obamacare health proposals as they know them. Using Rasmussen as guidance polling indicates that between 52% and 54% oppose and between 40% and 42% approve. The longer the debate goes on the worse Obamacare fares.

It is clear that by at least a 10% margin (probably more) of this country wants government to keep their hands of of our healthcare. In a nutshell, that is where it stands and if we were a Democracy the entire matter would be decided and dead.

We are not, we are a representative republic whereby we have elected officials to make the decision for us rather than voting on it en-masse. The question, the only real question is now, who are our "representatives" more fearful of, us or Obama/Reid/Pelosi. That is essentially all it really comes down to.

In the past elected officials have generally been more scared of their constituency than their leadership and for good reason. Is that the case now? Your guess is as good as mine.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

From the Town Hall meeting hosted by Sen. Specter a women in the audience states: “I’m tired of being lied to and lied about. This administration is doing both.”


Obama legal tab up to $1.4 mil

Eligible or not, there is most definately something in his records that is worth spending that kind of money to keep under wraps.
President Obama may be using his political action committee funds to stomp out eligibility lawsuits brought by Americans, as he has paid more than $1.35 million to his top lawyer since the election.

Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America. The grassroots army that some refer to as "Obama 2.0" is still collecting financial contributions.

Federal Election Commission records for "Obama for America" show that the lobby organization has paid international law firm Perkins Coie exactly $1,352,378.95 since the 2008 election.

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's NOT Bill it's HILL!

All is not well in Camelot, or is it Xanadu, I can't keep track.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's temper flared on Monday when a Congolese university student asked her for her husband's thinking on an international financial matter.

A week after former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea to secure the release of two detained American journalists and stole the limelight from the start of his wife's first trip to Africa, Clinton was clearly displeased by the question at town hall forum in Kinshasa.

You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what "Mr. Clinton" thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo.

"My husband is not secretary of state, I am," an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. "If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband
Video HERE

Deficit grew by $181 billion in July

One thing working in Obama's favor, the deficit numbers have grown to the point of being totally incomprehensible to the average American.
Bailouts for financial firms and billions in tax revenue lost because of the recession drove the deficit to a record $1.3 trillion in July, according to the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Tax receipts that have fallen due to the poor economy and increased spending to save car companies, banks and mortgage firms were major contributors to the federal deficit, according to CBO, which provides official budget numbers for Congress. The federal deficit grew by another $181 billion in July.

Spending through July of 2009 has increased by $530 billion, which is 21 percent over the same period in 2008. The bailout money for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae accounted for almost half of the spending increase. Unemployment benefits have more than doubled, Medicaid spending has grown by a quarter and Medicare spending has increased by 11 percent.

Now This IS Astroturfing

Rep Kathy Castor(D) Fla illustates the art of astroturfing. A hidden camera documents the scam.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Poll: Obama less popular than Palin in Virginia


President Barack Obama is throwing his weight around Virginia, but it may not be helping. Obama campaigned for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds last week in McLean.

When asked if Obama's campaigning for Deeds for governor would help or hurt, only 14 percent of likely voters said it would make them more likely to vote for Deeds. Thirty-seven percent said it would make them less likely, a negative swing of 23 percent. Forty-nine percent were unsure.

Other the other hand, when asked if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigning for Republican Bob McDonnell would help or hurt, 26 percent said it would make them more likely to vote for McDonnell and 35 percent said it would make them less likely. This is a negative swing of 9 percent, which is considerably less than Obama's. Thirty-nine percent were unsure.

Holder Will Investigate CIA mistreatment of terrorists

This certainly won't improve the administrations relationship with the CIA.
U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is poised to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses committed during the interrogation of terrorism suspects, current and former U.S. government officials said.

A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be narrow in scope, focusing on "whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized" in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws.
Classic misdirection, refocus attention back at the previous administration to take the heat off on the economy and his inept handling of the health care debate.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Congresswoman Kirkpatrick walks out on her own town hall

This thing is backfiring on the Dems so badly it's almost hard to believe. Spineless jellyfish all save a very few.
Earlier today we covered the story of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick canceling her town hall. We have since found video of the event and the truth of what happened does not quite match the story that Rep. Kirkpatrick gave to Politico. Kirkpatrick was certainly facing questions but the group is well behaved. When she gets up to leave the people stand aside and let her go.

Clearly Kirkatrick chose a very crowded venue and only has herself to blame for the confined space. At the end of the video we see another Democrat hopping in an SUV, which for some reason has California plates.
Video HERE.

Best comment:
Why it was nearly a riot!! Those silver haired gangstas and their beotches were out of control. They were spotted beforehand plotting with lobbyists from the insurance cartel at a Cracker Barrel getting all hopped up on free chipped beef and blueberry pancakes. RoadKingSE at FR.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Quote of the Week

Don Jeror the "angry Democrat" who nailed Steny Hoyer at a "TownHall" on Healthcare: You don't tear down your house to remodel your living room.

Amen Mr. Jeror.

Cloud-making ships to tackle climate change

No, this is not satire...

The idea of using ‘geo-engineering’ projects to tackle climate change is not new, but amongst the various proposals to either reduce sunlight levels or take CO2 out of the air by man-made means, one in particular is gaining increasing support from the scientific community.

A study by the think-tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Centre has suggested that the idea of autonomous cloud-making ships could be a cost-effective way of cancelling out the effect of man-made CO2 emissions. Dr Stephen Salter of Edinburgh University promoted the idea last year and the Royal Society is expected to voice its support next month.

The idea would cost £5.3bn and could be in operation within twenty-five years

What is a cloud-making ship?

Unmanned sailing ships would patrol the oceans, spraying tiny droplets of seawater into existing clouds in order to enlarge and thereby whiten them – bouncing more radiation back into space and cooling the atmosphere in the process.

Six people, including P-D reporter, arrested at Carnahan meeting

I think we all know who the thugs and bullies are in this debate.
St. Louis County police say six people were arrested. Two of those were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances. Carnahan was gone when the ruckus started.
Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don't tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.

Video HERE.

“It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Pic of the Day

Break from the polarizing political discourse of the day. Our most "transparent" President has done anything BUT bring us together, but that's for another posting. Here's a photo that that highlights the finiteness of our existance on this earth and hopefully makes us ponder the preciousness of our life and our membership in the brotherhood of humanity.

Wages and Salaries Fell 4.7%, Most On Record

If Obama is counting on consumers spending anytime soon, he better think again.

Wages and salaries, which drive recoveries in spending, fell 4.7 percent in the 12 months through June, the biggest drop since records began in 1960, according to Commerce Department figures released yesterday. The Obama administration’s tax cuts(say what?), extended jobless benefits and a one-time Social Security bonus have helped mask the damage done by the worst employment slump since the Great Depression.

Personal incomes, which include interest income, dividends, rents and other payments as well as wages, tumbled 1.3 percent in June, more than forecast and the biggest drop in four years, yesterday’s Commerce report showed. Excluding the effects of the stimulus plan, June incomes would have dropped 0.1 percent after no change in May, according to the report. In May, one-time additional payments to Social Security recipients boosted incomes 1.3 percent.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Democrat Congressman Using Human Shields

Now this is despicable...

Congressman Vic Snyder (D, Ark.) has in the past claimed that he is braver than his opponents because he has the back bone to face the hard questions in open debate. But that was before Obamacare came along. Now, Snyder is hiding behind sick kids at a local hospital where he is holding a townhall meeting. Snyder is telling opponents of Obamacare that an "angry protest" would not be appropriate at a hospital where sick kids are being treated. So why hold a townhall there in the first place? Perhaps for the very reason that he can eliminate opposing views because it's "for the kids"?

Kenneth Wallis is reporting that Congressman Snyder has set up a townhall meeting at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. The radio commercials advertising the open-to-the-public event stated that the event was starting at 2PM, but Wallis called the hospital and was told the time was changed to 1PM. No reason for the abrupt time change was given.

Wallis was also told by a Bonnie from Ark. Children's Hospital that a "protest in anger" is not appropriate at a children's hospital where sick kids are undergoing treatment.

July Jobless Figures Continue Downhill Spiral

"Stimulus working as planned"

U.S. private employers shed 371,000 jobs in July, compared with a revised 463,000 drop in June, a report by a private employment service said on Wednesday.

The median of estimates from 26 economists polled by Reuters for the ADP Employer Services report, jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC, was for 345,000 private-sector jobs lost in July.

The ADP figure is a proxy for some analysts for the government's non-farm payroll reading.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Selective Indignation

Dangerous and mean spitited vs inciteful topical commentary.

Grassroots Uprising

With Congress home actually getting honest feedback from their PO'd constituents on healthcare, expect them to come back to Washington a bit sobered. Here's a glaring example of what many of them will face on the subject.

More HERE.If you're a Democrat you ain't gonna like it.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Pentagon plans speeding up 'bunker buster' bomb

When it comes to bunker busting this 30,000# mean dog makes the MOAB look like an M-80...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Defense Department on Monday said it wants to speed up production plans for an enormous "bunker buster" bomb amid concern over underground nuclear sites in Iran and North Korea.

The Pentagon has asked Congress for extra money to ensure the massive ordnance penetrator (MOP) would be ready by July 2010, spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.

"The department has asked for reprogramming of about 68 million dollars to start production for some of these in 2009," Whitman said.

Obama's Birth Certificate?

This the the purported actual Kenyan BC of Barak Obama. I have no clue whether it's legit, heaven help us if it is.

Not being what is technically referred to as a "birther"; I have always wondered why BO didn't simply produce his long form certificate and be done with it. Instead he has spent close to a million dollars to keep his records under wraps...curious.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Photo of the Day

Draw your own conclusions.

Report: Iran plane was carrying arms for Hezbollah

"Reaching out" continues to work well for Obama....

Italian newspaper says plane crash north of Tehran which left 168 people dead was caused by explosion of fuses slated to be delivered to Lebanese organization. According to report, members of Revolutionary Guards among casualties

According to the sources, the aircraft was carrying a large number of modern fuses composed of 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of explosives and electrical instrumentation.

The report is in line with testimonies on explosion sounds heard before the crash. According to the sources, the plane was meant to transfer the fuses from Iran to Armenia, and from there to Syria through Turkey, and then on the ground to Lebanon. This route was chosen, according to exiled opposition sources, so as not to draw attention

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Weekly Factoid

Top 1% pays more taxes than bottom 95%

New data Released by the IRS has just shown that the top 1% income earners pays more in tax than the bottom 95% combined.

An analysis of IRS data by the Tax Foundation shows that the top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 40.4 percent of the total income taxes collected by the federal government, the highest percentage in modern history. While the bottom 95 percent paid 39.4 percent of the income tax burden.

The tax foundation rightly notes that putting this in perspective, the top 1 percent is comprised of just 1.4 million taxpayers and they pay a larger share of the income tax burden now than the bottom 134 million taxpayers combined.