Tuesday, June 30, 2009
SHE HASN'T EVEN READ THE BILL?!?!?! So what the f**k does she do all day?
Let's see...give tax dollars to GM: that gives Obama the right to fire the CEO. But give tax dollars to an Energy Czar and...she doesn't even do her JOB? Fire this worthless thug.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Paul Krugman, in the New York Times:
So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement. But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representatives who considered the bill too weak, but most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases. And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.I'm going to have a t-shirt made..."Hold Your Breath or You Are Committing Treason!"
Krugman is so dumb, it's amazing his skull doesn't cave in from the vacuum between his ears.
H/T The Corner & CafePress
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I will cut taxes--cut taxes--for 95% of all working families.Here's some change for you...
In an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raising
taxes on the middle-class.
(Source: Speech at 2008 Democratic Natl Convention Aug 27, 2008 )
Looks like this one is going to rank with George H.W.'s "read my lips" line.
President Obama's top political adviser refused today to rule out the possibility that the White House might agree to a tax hike on health insurance plans that would hit middle-income Americans.
Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, David Axelrod declined to repeat Obama's "firm pledge" during the campaign that families making under $250,000 will not see "any form of tax increase, not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
Instead, Axelrod said the president has no interest in "drawing lines in the sand" on the issue of how to pay for the costly health reform plan making its way through Congress.
"One of the problems we've had in this town is that people draw lines in the sand and they stop talking to each other. And you don't get anything done," Axelrod said. "That's not the way the president approaches this."
H/T RightWing News
We endured a bit of drama on Friday, with the House passing the Cap & Tax Bill. I had the DVR on C-SPAN all afternoon, and was watching the hijinks. Some random thoughts:
1. Waxman is a pussy. He'd get his ass kicked in any argument with Republican Reps, if they'd just cross the aisle and punch him out.
2. Waxman at one point said (paraphrasing), "I would like quiet in my House". No shit, Sherlock...so would we all. But we're too busy running kids to baseball, changing diapers, answering the phone from the bank, and, you know, WORKING. I thought it was incredibly egotistic of him to presume that it was "his" house. I own it, damn it; paid with my tax dollars.
3. Rep Ellen Tauscher was presiding over the debate and the vote. She's leaving the House to work for Obama as UnderSecretary of Popguns. Good riddance.
4. Tauscher and Rep Joe Barton had the best back-and-forth of the day. The 300-page amendment added at 3am by Dems wasn't even on the floor of the House, where it is REQUIRED. Joe Barton asked incredulously about reading the stupid thing...as in, "Can we get a copy so that we can read what we're voting on?". Incredibly, Tauscher acted like my third-grade teacher and was a condescending ass. How dare you ask for a copy?, she seemed to be saying. Again, good riddance to this bitch.
5. Kudos to John Boehner for reading excerpts of the bill, and from the 300-page amendment.
6. In case you missed #1, Waxman is a pussy.
The good news is that this may not make it through the Senate, but even if it does, it can be undone with a simple bill in 2010: "The Cap and Trade Stupidity Bill is hereby repealed in all respects. Never mind. Go back and save money."
And you had better vote against these traitor Republicans who voted FOR this idiocy. They could have stopped it. See Michelle Malkin for the whole story and background on these RINO's.
H/T Michelle Malkin
Thursday, June 25, 2009
With military spending falling below the average of 5.3% of GDP, we face a more dangerous world with fewer and fewer weapons. And taking that spending down to 3% means that we won't have weapons to shoot down missiles from North Korea, Iran, or any old idiot who puts one up in Cuba. You want COB and his minions to come to the rescue when there's trouble? You gotta pay for grunts, guns, and gunboats, plus gun platforms in the air.
And the US Navy...how many ships will be around to answer the President when he asks the first question President's always ask when there's a crisis..."Where are the carriers?". 283 today, projected to fall to 225, or even lower, by 2020. You can't build ships overnight. We need to spend money now to make sure we have a 300-ship navy in 10 years. And we had a 600-ship Navy during Vietnam, and 480 under Reagan, who tried like hell to fund a 500-ship Navy.
Folks, for all of our sakes, we need to build a larger Navy!!! Take the money away from ACORN, dammit.
PS. I'm not forgetting you, COB. Fund SPECWAR at double it's current budget.
There, I'll get a birthday card this year. July 12th.
I'll give Republic/Midwest one year, then they are done. Put a fork in 'em.
Southwest will take over Milwaukee, and that's that.
I would have thought State Farm would have pulled the commercial. What's the new tag line: "I'll be there...'cept I'm dead, so maybe not so much."
I woulda pulled the ad. Just saying.
Let's try, say, this:
How much carbon monoxide, dioxide, trioxide, and just plain crap is this spewing into the air?
Who do we send the bill to? And, golly, shouldn't we go clean it up or sumpin?
Couldn't we just drop Henry Waxman on the volcano? He's so full of crap he'll plug it up.
H/T The Daily Mail
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Here's a very good one-pager on how we owe our freedoms to Wellington's defeat of Napoleon 194 years ago today, and about how little war has changed in the past 200 years.
It is still the American century, though we’ve now spilled into the 21st, and remain in direct combat and political manuevers with multiple adversaries that would like to bring it to an end. It is the same battle that Wellington fought against autocratic tyranny at Waterloo. You can dicker about whether, as a British general at the opening of the 19th century, he represented freedom, but for Europe and ultimately the world he did. This is the battle that never ends, and that we still fight. It remains, like Waterloo, a close-run thing.Go read it all.
H/T Jules Crittenden
I wouldn't even call you "ma'am", although BG Walsh upheld the highest honor and traditions of the Army by not saying what he was thinking, and calling you a slutty flight attendant.
H/T Captain Chuck in Denver
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Today, the Texas Legislature passed a tax cut for small businesses. In these difficult economic times, Texas understands what it takes to get and keep small companies. Wisconsin has a budget deficit? Pffft...Texas doesn't.
Good day for Texas...not so good for other states.
Go submit an entry.
"Lessee...If I give Israel back to the Palestinians, where can we put those pesky Jews?"
H/T Exurban League and The Globe and Mail for the pic.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Now I'm going to cuss.
This stupid fucker is going to get Alaska nuked. What are we supposed to do, just wait on it? Go back and look at the face of Sarkozy. Even that stupid snail-eater knows BS when he hears it...and he has to press "1" for English.
Good Lord...give us infallible ABM's...and hurry!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Here's a picture of Jack Welch of GE fame:
Now, let's assume that Mr. Welch was approached by the Obama administration to run GM. Here's a guy that has arguably created more shareholder wealth than any other CEO. I'm sure he said, "Hell, no, I won't go". But suppose that he had accepted the job. Let's also imagine his first TV interview:
Larry Kudlow: "Jack, my friend, thanks for joining me on my show. Now, let me ask you the big question: What in the world makes you think you're qualified to run GM? You've never made a car in your life. Sure, you've made jet engines, but the last time I looked, jets are not an option on a Suburban or a Corvette. What makes you think you can run a car company?"Anyone have any doubt that those words could come from Mr. Welch?
Mr. Welch: "Larry, great question. And let me tell you...I don't know how to make a car. I've never made a jet engine either. But I know how to hire talented people, people who are smarter than I am. And I know how to empower them to design, build, and sell cars that people want. And if the government will get out of my way, we'll do that at a profit. I don't know a GE Range from a Range Rover, but I can wring costs out of a big company and make it profitable again."
Here's a picture of GM's new CEO, Ed Whitacre.
Mr. Whitacre said about the same thing yesterday. He admitted to a reporter that he didn't know anything about the car business. And now the press is killing him (figuratively). Perhaps he could have said it better, but I admire him for saying it. If he had said, "Well, you know, making a car isn't that different from making telecom switches, and I've been making those for 30 years, so I know what I'm doing", we'd have something to complain about. But he said pretty much what we imagine the great Jack Welch would say.
You may not agree with Obama's pick for Government Motors, but give Mr. Whitacre credit for being a very experienced CEO who knows how to run a big company. I for one am happier with this pick than if he'd picked, say, a GM insider, where we'd get the same old crap coming out of the GM plants.
I don't agree with bailing out GM, and I think Obama has screwed up Chrysler, GM, AIG, M.O.U.S.E, and everything else he's touched. But I'm willing to give Mr. Whitacre a chance. I've never met him, but I've been in meetings and heard him speak, and he's a straight-shooting Texan. We need some of that straight talk in Detroit -- and Washington. And I sure trust Whitacre with my $50 billion more than I would Barney Fag or Witch Pelosi with it.
Art Laffer has a great article in The Wall Street Journal today. He makes a scary case for inflation...as in, he's right, and you should be scared. Those of us who lived through the 70's and 80's when interest rates went to 21% know what's coming.
I just refinanced my mortgage at 4.75%. That's for 30 years, folks. In 2 years when mortgage rates are 15% (or even a more modest 9% - we've seen that not too long ago), you'll be paying DOUBLE what I pay for the same house. As Ron White would say, "I know -- I've seen me do it". I'm not crowing about this...I'm warning that if you think the economy is in the pits now, wait until interest rates shoot up. How'd you like to pay 10% on a car loan for that stupid Prius clone that Gov't Motors will be making? Not me -- I'll get a new Suburban.
H/T Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
As we recall the 65th anniversary of D-Day, take a moment to visit the National D-Day Memorial website from Bedford, VA. My father-in-law came ashore after D-Day, and was in the 78th "Lightning" Division. Let's remember the Rangers who scaled those cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc, leading the way for all those who came after.
Say a prayer for those (then) young men, and our young men in harm's way around the world today.
H/T Soldier's Mom over at MilBlogs