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Responsibility, Mo’Money & Bigger Government; Yada, Yada, Blah, Blah, Blah

February 25, 2009

Trying. To. Keep. Head. From. Exploding!

I’m watching my tape of Dear Leader’s State of Calamity Speech, Governor Bobby (the futrue hope of the Republican Party???) Jindal’s stilted, boring and ineffectual rebuttal and the forever dissection by the Talking Heads (not the eclectic 70s, 80s,90s band) and vapid politicians from last night.

Holy Crap!

There are many much more qualified political commenters all over the web (click any of the Links in my side panel) than me, so I’m going to disappoint you [sarc] and decline boring you with details from the speech or the continuing empty bullshit from The ONE. I will say this again, Holy Crap. How the hell is any of this going to get paid for? He’s going to quadruple the deficit and double the government as a whole.  The expansions for energy alternatives, education & health care are insane and unrealistic–again, please look to others for the nitty-gritty for those analysiseseses (geez, what is the plural of analysis?).

Here’s what I saw:

Her Majesty, the Queen, Nancy Pelosi portraying one of two things–a jack-in-the-box or a Jr. high School cheerleader.  And if I ever have to spend another hour of my life looking at her Mortimor Snerd (who’s old enough out there to remember that reference? See Below) smirk I will have to kill myself.

Mortimer Snerd by danielhandal.

I also study how the audience claps, from hands flap-slapping together–all vary in enthusiasm and speed from the one clap a second to the wing beat velocity of an African Swallow; and in the same vein of reference (NodNodWinkWink) there are also the cupped-handed coconut clappers; the golf claps to the clapping of one hand to the back of the other as they study the program; the the up/down Gore center-of-the-chest-clap (who teaches that one, where does one learn it? I suspect they all rode the short-yellow-school bus) and the “oh boy, goody, goody happy clap” (Pelosi) the hand straight up as in prayer and clapping as if a cupcake was being held out to her.

I also like when they pan the audience and see the outright boredom of the law-makers until enjoined to jump to theie feet by the aforementioned cheerleader above, but I shouldn’t point fingers, at least I could fast forward–they couldn’t.

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Things That Have Gotten Better (and Worse) Since Obama Became President

February 21, 2009

Gina Cobb (she herself blogging at GINA COBB) and posting at RWN (RightWingNews) has summed the first month of RHO’s accomplishments very tidily.

Things That Have Gotten WORSE Since Obama Became President

A lot has changed in the month since Obama became president. Let’s review, shall we?

1. The U.S. stock market has plumetted to a six-year low. But, hey, it’s only your retirement money, right?

2. Nationalization of banks has become a serious possibility. America, the new banana republic.

3. Obama has backed three MASSIVE new spending initiatives (the $787 billion stimulus bill, the trillion-dollar financial stability initiative and the $275 billion mortgage assistance program). A trillion here, a trillion there — but who’s counting?

4. Hundreds of thousands of classic children’s books (children’s books printed before the early 1980s) are being destroyed all across the country because they may contain miniscule traces of lead in their print

5. Obama has lost a key air base providing the only supply line into Afghanistan, jeopardizing any future military action the U.S. may need to take in the region

6. Russia has become emboldened and increasingly aggressive

7. Iran has also become more emboldened and aggressive, has launched its first home-built earth satellite, and now has enough material to make a nuclear weapon

8. Pakistan has freed the notorious A.Q. Khan, who sold nuclear technology to North Korea, Libya and Iran, and has capitulated to the brutal Taliban in the Swat region

9. Obama has announced that he will close Guantanamo within a year — even though his administration has no clear answer to the question of what to do with the most dangerous GITMO terrorists, including 9/11 matermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

10. Obama has dropped charges against the U.S.S. Cole bombing suspect allegedly responsible for the deaths of American sailors. It’s been a good month for terrorists.

Now, here is a list of the things that have gotten better since Obama became president:

Things That Have Gotten BETTER Since Obama Became President

1. America has had its first African American president. (Technically, this doesn’t count, though, since it didn’t happen after Obama became president).

2. . . . . 

Surely there’s something.

2.. . . . . . 

Help me out here.

Anyone?

2. . . . .

I guess that’s it, then.

I can’t wait to see Obama’s second month in office.

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Gina Cobb blogs at her eponymous website, GINA COBB., where this is cross-posted.

The Emperor’s Socialist Mandate

February 1, 2009

Obama’s decisive wining of the Presidency (Obama/Biden 52.9% (365 EC)  69,456,897 PV;  McCain/Palin45.6% (173 EC) 59,934,814 PV) evidently and ultimately meant that the Left has carte blanche to act however, and say, do and pass whatever they have wished for since the 1960s. In fact, both Obama & Pelosi have stated that  “I/We Won!” The juvenile “nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah” & raspberries are implied,  just silent but evident in their attitude.

So, they’re “Shocked. I tell you! Shocked! That…”  the Republicans & Conservatives didn’t shut up and go home for the next four years; and also that Rush Limbaugh told Sean Hannity that he wants Obama to fail…(now, that’s where the Left quit listening and jumped both feet into the manure pile) he clarified that he wanted Obama’s liberal/socialist policies & agenda to fail. This is exactly what I was hammered with as well on Election Night and Inauguration Day, but from the other side–my side–for saying that I/We had to support Obama and ensure he doesn’t fail as it would take the country with him, BUT (and maybe I didn’t articulate this well enough), I did not mean I wanted the Right to rollover and let Obama/Reid/Pelosi pass anything or everything they wanted to turn the U.S. into a Euro/Socialist country. I’m exactly with Rush on this–I want the U.S. to succeed, but not at the hands of the Left categorically and fundamentally changing the United States–in that, I want Obama to fail.

SO, the Emperor’s Mandate is just as the clothes in the fable–it’s invisible. Yessir, he won decisively by 7.3% in the popular vote, but the Left looks at the Electoral College landslide incorrectly, and obviously, thinking that all those folks in the states that went Obama are now converts to the One–they aren’t, they’re pissed like me.

Obama’s mandate does NOT mean that the Left can finally FIX all those things that are wrong  in the Country (in their eyes) in one fell swoop by passing the Wish List of the last 40 years under the auspices and cover of the $819 Billion (or $1.2 Trillion with interest) Stimulus Bill.  100s of millions to STD Research & Education, the NEA (Nat’l Endowment for the Arts) and other social items, and billions(!) to pay off ACORN. Less than 25% is actual emergency stimulus to get the economy moving NOW, and more than half of that won’t even happen until 2010, 11, & 12, if not later. This isn’t even the WPA (a’la FDR) infrastructure work programs that we feared they would cram down our throats.

How can they be shocked that as we, the American people,  learn more of what items are in the bill that do nothing to put money and jobs into the economy; and with each passing day the polling indicates fewer and fewer Americans favor the bill as it stands or came out of Congress? 

Does the Left understand this is Obama’s first failure? Nope, not yet.  

Sure, there will be the RINO Senators that will work as “bi-partisan” agents with Obama & Reid. Hopefully, the Senate Republicans will dust off their cojones, as did the Congressional Republicans along with 11 Democrats, and either filibuster or cull out the earmarks, social engineering and graft/payoffs before this abomination gets put in place.

The Triumviri–President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid–must realize that 46% of the American people did not vote for their “mandate”, they voted to prevent it; and to tell these folks “not to listen to Rush Limbaugh” will only ensure that Rush picks up more listeners. And more listeners means more voters willing to hear what needs to be done and then doing it by contacting their representatives and letting them know that the American people are actually going to  listen to what the Senate is doing.