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I Love Mark Steyn–Obama’s False Choice

March 28, 2009

I do love Mark Steyn and his delighful ability to entertain me whilst (couldn’t resist) trudging through facts and minutia as we must to understand HRO’s double-speak, economic gobledigook and OSBS (see yesterdya’s post). He furthers his clairfication today from NRO.

Obama’s False Choice
A “chaotic and unforgiving capitalism” is exactly what we need right now.

By Mark Steyn

Writing in the Chicago Tribune last week, President Obama fell back on one of his favorite rhetorical tics: “But I also know,” he wrote, “that we need not choose between a chaotic and unforgiving capitalism and an oppressive government-run economy. That is a false choice that will not serve our people or any people.”

Really? For the moment, it’s a “false choice” mainly in the sense that he’s not offering it: “a chaotic and unforgiving capitalism” is not on the menu, which leaves “an oppressive government-run economy” as pretty much the only game in town. How oppressive is yet to be determined: To be sure, the official position remains that only “the richest five percent” will have taxes increased. But you’ll be surprised at the percentage of Americans who wind up in the richest five percent. This year federal government spending will rise to 28.5 per cent of GDP, the highest level ever, with the exception of the peak of the Second World War. The 44th president is proposing to add more to the national debt than the first 43 presidents combined, doubling it in the next six years, and tripling it within the decade. But to talk about it in percentages of this and trillions of that misses the point. It’s not about bookkeeping, it’s about government annexation of the economy, and thus of life: government supervision, government regulation, government control. No matter how small your small business is — plumbing, hairdressing, maple sugaring — the state will be burdening you with more permits, more paperwork, more bureaucracy.

And don’t plan on moving. Ahead of this week’s G20 summit in London, Timothy Geithner, America’s beloved Toxic Asset, (more…)

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Obama to get help from UN to kill US Business

March 28, 2009

Not that His Royal Obamaness, our Dear Leader, needs any more help than the Demon-crat rich Congress and  Senate to pass his business killing policies, but now will have help from the ineffectual and corrupt United Nations.

FOXNews is reporting from a 16 page “note”  that will be “distributed to participants at a mammoth negotiating session that starts on March 29 in Bonn, Germany, the first of three sessions intended to hammer out the actual commitments involved in the new deal.” The new deal being the replacement for the Kyoto Accords  and “a critical step along the path to what the U.N. calls an “ambitious and effective international response to climate change,” which is intended to culminate at the later gathering in Copenhagen.

The major thrust and hope is to turn the AGWH (Anthropogenic Global Warming Hoax) into a further American Business Killer under the United World’s auspices through even more harsh regulations, and (un)intentionally moving much of the  American manufacturing industry to far less enlightened and environmentally irresponsible nations that don’t care how they pollute or how much CO2 they release into the air;  and, by the way, have low wage hungry workforces and third-world economies.

As a bonus, the regulations that are being pushed will also restrict emissions from aircraft, specifically those that travel long distances. So, the net result will be less general recreational/pleasure transcontinental and overseas air travel. I wonder how Europe (France, Germany, Italy, etc.) feels about cutting out it’s Amercias’ and Asian tourist money. I imagine that nearly half  (if not more) of all tourist spending and a large part of their economy comes from these “dollars”–especially France, which virtually has no industry to speak of except wine (man, they have a great publicity agency that can get you to visit their country and spend vast sums of money just to be insulted for doing so).

They warn reading of the “Notes” is not recommended while driving or operating heavy equipment as it will cause instantaneous coma, but is included for those that need a cure for insomnia. This will all lead up to the replacement of the Kyoto Accords that the U.S. never signed because of the threat to our  manufacturing and business industry. Obama, with his need to Socialize America, won’t think twice about signing onto any plan coming out of Copenhagen later this year that will help kill our current energy generation and power distribution industry, and push out other businesses so that the resultant increased and exploding unemployment will ensure the need and requirement for his social engineering.

U.N. ‘Climate Change’ Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

Friday , March 27, 2009

By George Russell

A United Nations document on “climate change” that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body.

Those and other results are blandly discussed in a discretely worded United Nations “information note” on potential consequences of the measures that industrialized countries will likely have to take to implement the Copenhagen Accord, the successor to the Kyoto Treaty, after it is negotiated and signed by December 2009. The Obama administration has said it supports the treaty process if, in the words of a U.S. State Department spokesman, it can come up with an “effective framework” for dealing with global warming.

The 16-page note, obtained by FOX News, (more…)

I Love Jonah Goldberg–Labor’s ‘card check’ tricks

March 24, 2009

Jonah Goldberg has it right and the most concise (if there can be any) explanation for the EFCA (Employees Free Choice Act) or Card (“Youse gonna sign that for da’ union, aintcha?”) Check in his article below. As I’ve warned, this is part of the complete steamrolling of Dear Leader’s plan to kill American business and industry. You add higher profit taxes, the cap & trade/carbon tax, the requirement that all jobs generated under the spendulus bill must be paid at union wage scale and then card check to ensure we pump up the unions membership (and thereby their coffers, automatically) where can a business in the US make a profit? This doesn’t even include Queen Nancy’s 12-15 new democrat voters/union workers when she passes the Immigration Amnesty Bill. So, you think unemployment is bad now, just wait until businesses close for one or more of the reasons above, then you’ll see the real destruction of the United States.

Just remember, HRO promised to “fundamentally change the country”. Well, he is and a majority of the American people voted him in and themselves out of their jobs to get “CHANGE”.

Proposed legislation could ‘shanghai’ workers into joining unions.
Jonah Goldberg
March 24, 2009
At the end of the 19th century, unsuspecting workers were “shanghaied” — a practice originated in that Chinese city — to work on British ships, which desperately needed the labor. All manner of tricks were used to hoodwink the poor souls into service at sea. According to one legend, press gangs, or “crimps,” would put a coin — “the king’s shilling” — in a man’s drink. If the mark drank the ale only to see the coin at the bottom of an empty glass, it was too late and he was a member of the Royal Navy.

The proposed Employee Free Choice Act, colloquially known as “card check,” might be better named “The Democrats’ Shilling Act.” It would radically revise the National Labor Relations Act, primarily by diluting the practice of requiring workers to vote for unionization via an election with a secret ballot, and by changing the rules by which a government official can force labor rules on employers — making the choice to unionize less free. Basically, under card check, labor can unionize a company’s employeesif 50% of the workers sign a card saying they want to unionize. The cards can be signed in the presence of others, including union organizers. [emphasis mine]

Indeed, the press gangs much prefer it that way.

There is a bloody spin war over whether card check abolishes the secret ballot or not. Pro-card-check forces insist that it doesn’t. Unfortunately, these voices include many mainstream reporters who consistently use the language preferred by Big Labor. They note that if 30% of the workers sign a card asking for an election, they can have one.

But this ignores the unions’ crimp tactics. For starters, the cards are written in ways that make “predatory lending” mortgages seem like paragons of full disclosure.

At the National Right to Work website, you can find an example of one of these cards. In big, bold letters on top, it says “Request for Employees Representation Election.” But after you fill out all the relevant info, then there’s the small print, authorizing the Teamsters to “represent me in all negotiations of wages, hours and working conditions.”

In other words, in many cases, workers (more…)

We’re Going to ‘Green Hell’ in a Handbasket

March 22, 2009

I posted Dear Leader’s intention to kill the manufacturing and industrial business in the U.S. this week through Cap ‘n Trade Taxing, including the smart electrical distribution grid utilizing ‘big brother’ thermostats that will squeel on you when you stay comfortable or use too(?) much electricity during peak times. When you combine those with enforced union organization through Card Check (EFCA), you are going to see a mass exodus of manufacturing and JOBS leave the United States. Why would a company continue to produce products  here when they’re taxed to death for emissions, and the cost to manufacture is increased by higher labor wages and benefits and energy use raises exponentially by shutting down generating plants to switch over to infant and inefficient solar and wind power? They WON’T! They’ll move manufacturing off shore or use subcontractors in Asia (period).

Most that know me know that the AGWH (Anthropogenic [Man-Made] Global Warming Hoax)  is my obsessive pet peeve and I’m not alone. Now Doug Giles at TownHall.com reviews Steve Milloy’s (JunkScience.com) new book “Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them”, as he does so well with his own take on the goings on:

Welcome to Green Hell, Where You’re All a Bunch of Slaves
Doug Giles
Saturday, March 21, 2009

If you thought the global warming climate clowns were bad before Obama ascended to the throne, you ain’t seen nothing yet with our new chartreuse Commander in Chief. Of course Barack, personally or professionally, won’t go green because it’s too “inconvenient” and way too expensive for his gig, but for us serfs schlepping in Obamaland we will have to worship the turf because, you see, we’re murdering the earth. Quit laughing. This is serious. I said quit laughing. The earth is dying, and it ain’t funny.

[snip]

Check this out from Milloy and Green Hell, “It’s time you recognize that a great green tsunami is heading your way, threatening to wash away your standard of living and many of your liberties . . . your sense of the green movement may be that it simply advocates small lifestyle changes to benefit the environment. But the green agenda, in fact, is much more ambitious; it promotes countless new restrictions and regulations designed to reorder society from top to bottom . . . living on a smaller, more inconvenient, more uncomfortable, more expensive, less enjoyable, and less hopeful scale . . . It’s about you living under the green thumb.”

The Final Nail in the Death of America’s Business and Industry

March 19, 2009

His Royal Obamaness, The ONE, the Left’s Messiah, Dear Leader has the final nail all cued-up to be driven home to kill the United States’ capatalist-based business and industry, ensuring the path to socialism in complete, not only through Union-controlled wages stipulated in the Stimulus Bill, but with upcoming EPA controlled, Tax & Trade Plan.

The Paprazzi President Obama has so increased the deficit with the Spendulus and the OmniBS Bills to the point that the only way out, within the next two years, will be to hyperinflate the economy with a tremendous flood–a tsunami, if you will–of  paper money backed by nothing. Stalin said (I’m paraphrasing) the fastest way to institute socialism was to kill an economy and make money worthless, and Chairman Obama, the Dear Leader is going to do just that, but first he must reduce the GDP and tax base with Cap & Trade to fight the Global Warming Hoax, rebranded the Climate Crisis by the Goracle, Al Gore, The Green ONE.

Between Queen Pelosi’s wanting to flood the workforce, and as a by-product so enlarge the Demon-crats voting base that Conservatism will never regain a foothold in national politics, with automatically newly-minted immigrants through Illegal Aliens Amnesty (the conversion would instantly create at least 12-15 Million Democrats) with help of ACORN’s control of the census, and HRO’s Cap & Trade Tax, unemployment will be so deep that we’ll never recover enough taxes to overcome all the new spending deficit.

The $2 Trillion Cap & Trade Tax/Program will drive America’s industrial manufacturing complex off-shore, so that those of us unemployed today from the high-tech community, especially the Semiconductor and Printed Circuit Board industries, will never see a job again and our ranks will swell with millions more. This belief that a responsible business manager or owner will suck it up and play this game to continue building a business in the states is a ludicrous crack pipe-dream. (more…)

I Love Mark Steyn, an Update on OSD2

March 6, 2009

Just a little update from my Post Yesterday. It looks like Mark Steyn, whom I love immensely, thinks along the same lines as I do, that HRO is determined to destroy America’s economy in order to bring about his designs on the perfect Euro-topia, the USSA (United Socialist States of America).

NOTE: Look at the tanking of the DOW the last two days after the brief 100+ blip on Wednesday (after 5 consecutive days of going down) as Obama continues to lay out his plans and policies. With every opening of his golden mouth (even though he continues to say that nothing his administration or his words have any effect on the market) it drops again (yesterday after the Health Care plan) and again (early on it was down 109 , but came back up to a whopping +32.50 after his speech in Ohio this morning) AND he hasn’t even gotten to instituting Cap & Trade yet–imagine what that will do to the DOW Industrials since he plans to completely destroy business and companies to fight the Anthropogenic Global Warming Hoax.

From the NRO Corner Blog:

Not a Bug but a Feature   [Mark Steyn]

In The Wall Street Journal, Michael Boskin writes:

Mr. Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget blueprint, by his own admission, redefines the role of government in our economy and society. The budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, adding more to the debt than all previous presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush — combined. It reduces defense spending to a level not sustained since the dangerous days before World War II, while increasing nondefense spending (relative to GDP) to the highest level in U.S. history. And it would raise taxes to historically high levels (again, relative to GDP). And all of this before addressing the impending explosion in Social Security and Medicare costs.

What emerges from such a blueprint will not be America. The United States will survive as a geographical designation, a collection of zip codes, but what goes on within them will be a Euro-Canadian form of societal arrangement (I write more on this in the new NR, out today, I do believe).

If you’re David Brooks or Christopher Buckley, you’re baffled at what your sensible moderate bipartisan economic centrist president is doing. If your objective is to “stimulate” the economy, why would you do this stuff?

But, if your objective is fundamentally to transform the relationship between the citizen and the state, it all makes perfect sense. On the radio yesterday, Mark Larson asked me about all this and I replied:

As Rahm Emanuel says, he has essentially to use the crisis as an opportunity. And that’s what it’s about. I think that the plummeting Dow actually serves his purpose… My worry is, though, that when you look at the riots that have been happening in Bulgaria and Greece and Iceland and other places, is that when people turn against the government, it’s usually because they’re banging on the door of parliament saying why don’t you guys do more for me? In other words, they’re saying a $3.7 trillion dollar package isn’t enough, we need a $20 trillion dollar package. So I’m a bit worried that when this public dissatisfaction with Obama starts, a big chunk of it will be from people who are actually demanding even bigger and even more Europeanized solutions to these things.

Obama’s priority is not the restoration of the economy but, as he says, the “remaking of America.” If you take him at his word, his indifference to the Dow makes perfect sense.

 

Wildebeest Care is the Key to Economic Recovery!

March 6, 2009

Centered by the ever-present bronze-tinted, but opaque teleprompters (whispers among the White House Residential Staff say that before joining Michelle in bed each night, the TPs–as they call them–are arranged on either side of the Presidential bed’s headboard with a script running to the effect, “Yeah, baby! Yeah, Momma; Daddy’s got yo’ back and I cannot lie!” and “The Big O’s a gonna fix it right!”–there has been no video to confirm this, unfortunately, but keep watching to YouTube, you never know) and flanked by his Minister of Propaganda; the Secretary of the Interior, amazingly the only nominee that had paid his taxes, but expects to recoup that money through the Indian Affairs and Casinos Department; and Wildebeest Czar, Jim Folwer, the anaconda-wrestling, geriatric right-hand man, sidekick, schlub and patsy to Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom, President (Transparency and No Earmarks) Obama addressed the ever-so-important National Wildlife Reform Forum yesterday.

After introductions and the wait for the teleprompters to warm up, he prefaced (reading from said devices) the need for the forum with, “By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nation’s balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost of Wildebeest care–it’s not even close.  If we want to create jobs and rebuild our economy, and get our federal budget under control, then we have to address the crushing cost of Wildebeest care this year, in this administration.” And finally, he expressed the direness of emergency, “The cost of Wildebeest care now causes a  bankruptcy in America every thirty seconds.” Gosh, who gnu?

When confronted by a reporter, that Wildebeests are not native to the United States or the Western hemisphere for that matter, and pretty much restricted to the African continent and almost exclusively to the Serengeti, and asked for the research regarding the statistics on bankruptcies caused by Gnu Care, the effervescent and bouncy, Christina Romer of the Council of Economic Czars and Rasputins (doesn’t she remind you of your old Bozo Bop Bag, the punching ballon from your childhood, or a Russian Nested Doll that you want to un-nest to see if she just disappears), she bounced and giggled, “I’m gonna [sic] to have to  check the numbers for you; I think the important thing is the idea is absolutely true.”

So, now we have another (one) expressly derived reason and cause of the Economic Crisis and the KEY to recovery–fix Wildebeest Care!

In reality, he was centered between the ever-present teleprompters, and we’re still awaiting the video evidence regarding the WH Bedroom rumors, and flanked by his minions, but Dear Leader was speaking before the Health Care Forum and indeed The Key to recovery was fixing health care.

“By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nations balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost of health care; it’s not even close.” Followed by, “If we want to create jobs and rebuild our economy, and get our federal budget under control, then we have to address the crushing cost of health care this year in this administration.” and “The cost of health care now causes a  bankruptcy in America Every thirty seconds.”

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Obama Despair Syndrome, ODS2

March 5, 2009

Comrades, er…. No! I’m not ready to go there yet.  Umm, listen folks, I’ve had a hard time the last few days trying to isolate the idea I wanted to post about–I finally decided that I’d try to squash all the latest bull hockey together, so I’ll try.

During the Bush years the LEFT, especially the FarLEFT, suffered from BDS, Bush Derangement Syndrome. The mere mention of his name, glimpse of his face or of him walking or the whisper of his voice, most specifically his wordings of speech, brought about foaming mouths, apoplectic jerking of limbs and complete spinning of heads until they popped off whereupon it would continue to spin like a top on the floor  it’s eyes bugged out with spittle and snot spraying outward infecting others nearby.

As we came to understand that HRO (His Royal Obamaness), The ONE, The Messiah, Dear Leader was not only going to win the Demon-crat nomination for President, but then the election itself, ODS, Obama Derangement Syndrome,  [see fellow WP blogger’s take, altho I have already written about it in another world, linked below: Coming Soon… Obama Derangement Syndrome] set in and rabid Conservatives  began their own version of what had afflicted TheLEFT for eight years with similar disastrous results. They claim he’s not a TRUE born American, that he’s Muslim, that this & that, and waste so much time and effort trying to stop him from taking office or, even now, trying to have him impeached, etc. instead of working to make our representatives stand up to all the Path to Socialism bills, policies and executive orders.

I came to realize since I posted last that I am beginning to suffer from OSD2, Obama DESPAIR Syndrome. Everyday when opens his mouth to say things like, “there are no earmarks!” “The Markets downturn has nothing to do with what we’re doing!” etc. my stomach shrinks and turns over, my head starts to hurt and my will to live loses just another notch on my POM, Pragmatic Optimism Meter.

You cannot turn on anything, TV, Radio or Internet without being (more…)

I will be…

February 26, 2009

Over the next few days I will be out and about; thankfully going to a job interview today and, then tomorrow, traveling to my father’s in Kingsland in the Texas Hill Country on Lake LBJ to celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday.

I will be touching base for eMail and comments. There’s little doubt that I may make at least one post over the weekend with all the HRO news going on with the OmniBS (new heights in Porkculus Earmarks)  Bill and the Budget (read as Permanent & Continuing Expansion of Government); not to mention the incoming Czars that will side-step the Separations of Powers, the Cap and Trade Emissions plan to kill the U.S. industrial and energy production capability, the Unfair Union Intimidation (Card Check) Law,  the reinstatement of the Bush Assault Weapons Ban, and other social engineering issues as The ONE continues to fundamentally change the United States!

So check back and in the meantime, please check out the past Posts and my Novel’s Excerpt and let me know if you’d like more to read or a look at my Fantasy work.

Thanks and see you next week if not sooner.