Thursday, April 30, 2009
Let's move on and play ball.
On one side, everybody who supported the so called stimulus plan and Obama-economics!
On the other side, those of us who believe that this won't work!
I'm confident that we are right.
Let us be the party that voted "no" on a bill that no one read. In fact, this is the same bill that approved the AIG bonus.
Let us be the party that voted "no" on a budget that included 9,000 earmarks and a provision that violated NAFTA.
How proud was Pres Obama of signing that budget? He didn't do it in public.
Don't let the "fairy tale" get to you.
Fairy tales are for children. Adults usually crash when they grab on to a fairy tale.
This is where we are on the economy.
We've created an economic situation that calls for federal budget deficits in excess of 10% of GDP for 2 years, and probably more.
Why is that important? We have never done that before, even in the depths of World War 2.
Sooner or later, someone is going to have to defend their votes on creating these deficits.
It will be a pleasure to say in 2010, and specially 2012, that we didn't do it. Instead, the Dems did it. (House passes budget plan endorsing Obama goals: "Not a single Republican voted for the measure; 17 Democrats, mostly from GOP-leaning districts, voted against it.")
Be patient Republicans.
We are on the right track. We will win again.
Don't let all of the "doom and gloom" get to you. We are headed in the right direction!
Dick Morris has a great post on Obama's first 100 days:
"Obama’s very activism these days arrogates to himself the blame for the success or failure of his policies.
Their outcome will determine his outcome, and there is no way it will be positive.
• You can’t borrow as much as he will need to without raising interest rates that hurt the economy;
• The massive amount of spending will trigger runaway inflation once the economy starts to recover;
• His overhaul of the tax code (still in the planning phases) and his intervention in corporate management will create such business uncertainty that nobody will invest in anything until they see the lay of the land;
• His bank program is designed to help banks, but not to catalyze consumer lending. And his proposal for securitization of consumer loans won’t work and is just what got us into this situation.
So Mr. Obama should enjoy his poll numbers while he may.'
Yes, enjoy the fairy tale. It won't have a happy ending for those who've created these deficits.
Rmember this: "....Obama's honeymoon, like all vacations from reality, will soon come to an end." (Obama's Vision Deficit)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"You captured a high-value terrorist who, if you elicit information from him, might well provide you with details that are essential to preventing a future attack and mass death.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"In a survey conducted by the Windy City Times, Obama wrote, "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages..."
Later, he switched to the "one man, one woman" arrangement.
Why doesn't Perez Hilton go after Pres Obama?
Why does he call Miss California a bad name? Why isn't he calling Pres BO a bad name too?
What's going on?
I love Andrew Breibart: We're here, we're queer and we're hypocrites!
Yes, I think that there is something wrong when people like Perez Hilton go after young women like Miss California.
Yes, it's called cowardice.
They go after Miss California and say nothing about the guy that cheerfully voted for!
P.S. Did you hear this:
To be honest, I used to subscribe to The NY Times.
During my time in Mexico, I used to get The NY Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was my way of getting both sides.
Unfortunately, something happened to The NY Times. Something really bad happened to The NY Times during the GW Bush years.
It turned into a left wing pamphlet.
Bill O'Reilly has a good post on The NY Times:
"Why read an ideologically crazed paper when you can acquire a variety of information on your PC?"
Monday, April 27, 2009
Hume was great:
"Well, the base was not placated, and Obama -- boy, and it doesn't seem to take more than the slightest breeze from his left to get him to change his mind -- changed his mind.
This was weak."
Moral of the story: BO owes the left big time. BO owes the nomination to the left. He has to listen to them!
Moral of the story #2: BO has no history of standing up to anybody.
He sat in Rev Wright's church.
He stayed with Gov Blago despite obvious corruption. Can you believe that BO was one of Blago's strongest supporters as late as 2006? Didn't everybody in Illinois know that Blago was deep in corruption? Where was BO?
He buckled over Washington DC's schools for poor kids. He couldn't stand up to the unions! Juan Williams, an honest liberal, called it: Obama's sin against our kids!
Can you cite an example of BO standing up to anybody?
Michael Scheuer, the chief of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999, is the author of "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq."
This is what he wrote about the memos and the witchhunt:
"Americans and their country's security will be the losers.
The Republicans do not have the votes to stop Obama, and the world will not be safer for America because the president abandons interrogations to please his party's left wing and the European pacifists it so admires.
Both are incorrigibly anti-American, oppose the use of force in America's defense and -- like Obama -- naively believe that the West's Islamist foes can be sweet-talked into a future alive with the sound of kumbaya.
So if the above worst-case scenario ever comes to pass, Americans will have at least two things from which to take solace, even after the loss of major cities and tens of thousands of countrymen.
First, they will know that their president believes that those losses are a small price to pay for stopping interrogations and making foreign peoples like us more.
And second, they will see Osama bin Laden's shy smile turn into a calm and beautiful God-is-Great grin."
Pres BO needs to tell the left to go fly a kite and stop being so hateful.
He needs to shut down the hateful left or he will own the next attack.
Wonder if Pres BO understands what that means?
But Obama is no Truman and we will pay a huge price for that.
IBD has a great post today:
"We wonder, though, how we can defeat our enemies if we can't even bring ourselves to call them terrorists.
How we can win the global war on terror when we downgrade it rhetorically to merely an "overseas contingency operation"?
And how can we defeat them if we're on the verge of revealing dozens of photographs that purport to show U.S. military personnel mistreating captives in Afghanistan?"
It's great for us to play fair and by the rules. US soldiers have played by the rules. They have been a model of discipline and order in Iraq. They have fought in horrific conditions and shown immense professionalism.
What's the point of releasing some photos about the bad behavior of a few soldiers?
I don't get it.
I don't think that those guys headed to Afghanistan will get it either.
Pres BO needs to understand that he is asking US servicemen to fight a hard war in a difficult terrain.
Is it too much for these soldiers to see that their commander in chief cares about them?
Sunday, April 26, 2009
They did pick up Aggie Steve McGee in the 4th round.
McGee is not a threat to Tony Romo. He is probably going to be the #3 QB behind Romo and some veteran #2.
McGee did show lots of potential in college. He could be an adequate # 2 in a couple of years.
According to Scout.com:
This is the biggest collection of political cowards ever.
So let's call their bluff.
Let's have hearings. Let's put everything on the table. Let's show for once and for all that this is the biggest collection of fools ever to make up a Congress.
Check out Porter Goss and the Democrats:
"Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as “waterboarding” were never mentioned.
It must be hard for most Americans of common sense to imagine how a member of Congress can forget being told about the interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Let me be clear. It is my recollection that:
– The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four, were briefed that the CIA was holding and interrogating high-value terrorists.
– We understood what the CIA was doing.
– We gave the CIA our bipartisan support.
– We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.
– On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaeda.
I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues.
And for those who now reveal filed “memorandums for the record” suggesting concern, real concern should have been expressed immediately — to the committee chairs, the briefers, the House speaker or minority leader, the CIA director or the president’s national security adviser — and not quietly filed away in case the day came when the political winds shifted.
Again, this is the same crowd that ran to the microphones in March 2003 to express their support for the Iraq War.
Don't get me wrong. I support rendition jails for terrorists. What I don't like is spineless Dems who engage in massive hypocrisy.
P.S. Between going back and forth on investigating Bush officials and promoting unprecedented deficits, let's hope that someone at The White House is staying up to date on the situation in Pakistan.
They can start by reading Suddenly By Richard Fernandez.
I was reminded that Harry Nillson died in 1994 or 22 years ago. I guess that time flies. He was 52 and died from heart complications.
Nillson recorded "One" in one of his early LPs and then it was a huge hit for Three Dog Night.
After that, he released "Everybody's talkin", the soundtrack of The Point and "Without you", perhaps his biggest top 40 hit.
He was very creative.
My favorite song was "I guess the lord must be in New York City":
"I say goodbye to all my sorrowsAnd by tomorrow I'll be on my wayI guess the lord must be in New York City
I'm so tired of getting nowhereSeein' my prayers going unansweredI guess the lord must be in New York City
Well here I am LordKnocking on your back doorAin't it wonderful to beWhere I've always wanted to beFor the first time I'll be freeIn New York City
I say goodbye to all my sorrowsAnd by tomorrow I'll be on my wayI guess the lord must be in New York City
I'm so tired of getting nowhereSeein' my prayers going unansweredI guess the lord must be in New York City
Well here I am LordKnocking on your back doorAin't it wonderful to beWhere I've always wanted to beFor the first time I'll be freeIn New York City"
John Lennon & Paul McCartney were an amazing songwriting team. They were the creative force that made The Beatles the greatest pop group of our generation.
They wrote some wonderful lyrics and beautiful melodies.
Today, we remember "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields forever", two songs about growing up in Liverpool.
They were released as the A and B-sides of a great single.
"Strawberry Fields Forever" was about Lennon's youth:
John played at Strawberry Field when he was a little boy.
"Lennon often considered "Strawberry Fields Forever" his greatest accomplishment with the Beatles.
The song, a surreal kaleidoscope of sound, was the first track recorded for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (although it was subsequently released as a single instead).
The lyrics are a nostalgic look at Lennon's Liverpool childhood and an expression of his own pride.
Said Lennon, "The second line goes, 'No one I think is in my tree.'
Well, what I was trying to say in that line is, 'Nobody seems to be as hip as me, therefore I must be crazy or a genius.' "
Saturday, April 25, 2009
"During the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama has signed a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, proposed an eye-popping $3.6 trillion budget for the next fiscal year, taken over a massive $700 billion Wall Street bailout program and created other billion-dollar programs to help grease the economic wheels.
Analysts call the spending spree "unprecedented" when the nation is not in a declared war, and they say the challenges that accompany it are a logical result.
"You take any organization in the world and you double its size in 90 days, it's going to have a hard time managing that transition," said William Gale, vice president and director of the economic studies program at Brookings Institute."