Sunday, January 31, 2010

Analyzing Obama

1. "(The ancient saying is) ‘an army of sheep led by a lion is stronger than an army of lions led by a sheep’. In other words, leadership is critical in battles; the leadership qualities, the courage and the ability and getting the team to follow you is crucial."

2. Freeman Hunt wrote recently:"You want a big tent? It's fiscal conservatism. The people are overwhelmingly in favor of it.You offer that, you follow through on it, and you get the Republicans, the moderates, and a sizable chunk of disaffected Democrats."

3. If you quack Marx, walk like Stalin,
surrounded by Maoist you aint no J,P.
Morgan. Opinion of Obama

4. “Obama came to power because the American people were suffering from a bad case of charismaphilia,” said Milt Rosenberg, a social psychologist who hosts a radio show in Chicago. “But after a year of profligate spending and programmes, the public really didn’t want, like healthcare, the bloom is off the rose.”

Saturday, January 30, 2010


1. “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” - Thomas Jefferson

2. “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence (OBAMACARE – mine), the money of their constituents.” – James Madison

3. “If you want peace, work for Justice.” Pope John Paul II

4. Whoever has his enemy at his mercy &
does not destroy him is his own enemy

5. Journalists did not question Pelosi's claims -- and then they stopped questioning her. Pelosi announced that she would not take more questions on the topic, and the media complied.

6. When the Elite talk to each other about us littler people: Dr. Schwab and Company have made a handsome business out of enabling old-fashioned clubby capitalism by wrapping it in feel-good globoblather: "unprecedented multistakeholder, multimedia dialogue...look at all issues on the global agenda in a systemic, integrated and strategic way...intensify collaboration and develop innovative solutions...generate an unprecedented process of discussion and deliberation." As George Orwell tellingly observed, "When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink." The next time you hear "multistakeholder," remember that, in Davos at least, corporations hold the biggest stake.

7. Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

8. Global Warming Science: What’s the problem? If the data doesn’t fit the hypothesis, they correct the data. If the results still don’t create the desired conclusion, they adjust the model. Government money keeps rolling in. Politicians leap at chances to make our lives more expensive and difficult.

9. But Obama’s approach to most policy and political debates has been to reiterate the notion that his way was not simply the best way, but the only way—or at least the only legitimate, acceptable, reasonable way. His conversation today with Rep. Ryan, I think, is a tacit admission that that’s just not the case.

10. Obama to have enquiry about college bowl games :Here are two (related) questions some reporter should ask Robert Gibbs at the next press briefing: “Is there any aspect of our lives that the President will say is off-limits to federal regulation? Is there anything that he will unequivocally promise not to try to control?”

11. If they try to control how much sugar I drink in sodas and how college football is played, I can’t think of anything they would not try to control.

12. Only idiot would demand trials in NYC: MayorBloomberg said yesterday that “he would not brand Obama a flip-flopper over his turnabout. To me, it's a sign of maturity, strength and intellect," Bloomberg said on WOR radio yesterday. "If somebody comes up with a better idea -- if the world changes -- you change." No, the man is an idiot who again flip flopped.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Liberty & Lies

1. Interesting answer. Here is the relevant data on the housing goals from my soon (really) to be finished essay:
Starting in 1993, Fannie and Freddie have affordable housing goals—30% of Fannie and Freddie’s purchases of loans have to be loans made to borrowers whose income was below the median income in their area. These are interim goals. In 1996, the interim goal becomes firm at 40%. In 1997, the number rose to 42%. In 2001 it rose to 50%. The Bush Administration increased this number to 52% in 2005, 53% in 2006, and 55% in 2007.

2. “Obama chose to call out the only 9 guys in the room that did their homework in law school. And the rest who ended up settling for politics stood and and cheer[ed] it. That’s the embarrassment.”

3. Somehow, thanks to the constant ridicule of the mainstream media, and their shameless falsehoods and bias —we hit a tipping point where a majority of Americans stopped believing in themselves and America, which left them receptive to Obama and his brand of socialism.

4. Eric Hoffer :But once a movement gets rolling, power falls into the hands of those wh0 have neither faith in, nor respect for, the individual. And the reason they prevail is not so much that their disregard of the individual gives them a capacity for ruthlessness, but that their attitude is in full accord with the ruling passion of the masses [to lose their hated individuality in the uniformity of the mass movement].

5. Conservatism is losing ground right now because it is fundamentally an appeal to individuals and promotes the conditions in which individuals may thrive. That’s a “no sale” proposition when people would rather lose themselves in a mass movement. Conservatives need to ponder how to make people confident in their individuality again because when they are, the demand for conservatism will follow.

6. The court-packing plan met fierce opposition from FDR's own party, particularly from Sen. Burton K. Wheeler (D-Montana), a fiery progressive who declared, "Every despot has usurped the power of the legislative and judicial branches in the name of the necessity for haste to promote the general welfare of the masses—and then proceeded to reduce them to servitude." The Senate, controlled by democrats, rejected Roosevelt's court-packing plan by a vote of 70-20.

7. Suppose we killed the minimum wage, closed the EPA, killed the Wager act, and OSHA too. We could probably throw in a few others. (End the ADA, or reduce it to cover fewer disabilities). Would that be a "pro jobs" move? I'm not saying that would be wise, but couldn't one argue that part of the problem is that our regulations and mandates have made employment too expensive.

8. Barack Obama trumps that: on almost every key issue, what Obama says he will do, and what he says is true, is a clear guide to what he will not do, and what is not true. It is as if “truth” is a mere problem of lesser mortals.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


People opinions on latest speech:

1. Carolyn McLaughlin : “ Obama’s gonna get ya!”

2. Jules Crittenden: “But seriously, we have just witnessed an extraordinary exercise in presidential oratorical animation that may be without peer or precedent. Can it be said that any American president has ever tried to blame so much on other people, or has been willing to so rapidly abandon his own principles for the betterment of his standing with the people, to seize up the banner against himself in our nation’s time of need, that this nation should not stand against him? For this, the president deserves our unabashed, gaga-eyed astonishment

3. This guy hasn’t gotten one single thing done since Porklulus was passed 11 months ago, and he just doubled down. Well, you know what? Who cares how much is in the pot when it’s other people’s money?”

4. the Democratic applause and cheering seemed rather forced, too. Plus, I don’t think his public scolding of the Supreme Court was very Presidential — or, for that matter, very smart.

5. Obama SOTU 2010 First Person Singular Pronoun Count
I – 96 times in 70 minutes , me – 8 times

6. “’I have embraced the vision of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.’ Okay. Except you embraced the competence of Jimmy Carter & Herbert Hoover.”

7. “We’ve all done something very naughty if this is the government we deserve.”

8. “The guy who just bragged of his (mysterious) 25 tax cuts just ragged on the Bush tax cuts.”

9. I would have suggested drinking every time POTUS hisses, but we’d be passed out by now. If it hisses like a snake, talks like a snake…

10. “The theory is that there is a discrepancy between trends in knowledge and power. Power in the United States is remarkably concentrated. We are creating increasingly specialized knowledge, which means that the information needed to make good decisions is located outside of Washington, D.C. And yet we have a central government attempting to do for 300 million people what governments in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Denmark, and Switzerland do for many fewer people.” I also think that the people governing us have become objectively dumber over the last 50 years or so.

11. “When you hear the president of the United States demagoguing the First Amendment, you sit there and you take it, son.”

12. Wall Street may not want it, but Obama wants war with them. Yes, he’s an idiot for wanting to attack Wall Street — from which he has gotten far too much money to make his attacks look like anything but self-serving demagoguery — but that’s his take. My advice: As a great leader once said, Get in his face! Push back twice as hard!

13. “It is difficult to catalog just how many contradictions there were in the President’s State of the Union address. A President calling for bipartisanship and an end to the permanent campaign gave a speech that was–in tone and in substance–a campaign speech. A President calling for unity gave a speech that practically cried out ‘all the bad stuff that happened was George W. Bush’s fault!’. A President calling for a renewal of national purpose spent large amounts of time playing class warfare games, and seeking to turn Americans against Wall Street.”

14. DON SURBER: Justice Alito’s You Lie Moment. “The mouthing of words was one of the few newsworthy moments in a speech that dragged on for more than an hour as Obama grasped at any and all straws in a desperate attempt to salvage his presidency. He failed. He has become an uninspiring speaker who has used up all his magic. Quantity cannot make up for quality.”

15. Had to shut it off after I counted 37? lies... about 40 minutes into it. No accountability for Heusain.

16. He failed. He has become an uninspiring speaker who has used up all his magic. Quantity cannot make up for quality

17. Regarding the global warming hoax : To be sure, this was a "to be sure" sentence: The president went on to say global warming is worth fighting even if imaginary. EVEN IF IMAGINARY!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1. Barry. Sit down and listen. NOBODY likes a whiner. Grow up you pussy. You're a spoiled little brat.

2. Yes, he's a political chameleon - or, in other words, two-faced. At some point, the rubber meets the road, and people find out he's talking out of both sides of his mouth. I don't think the American people have generally liked that in politicians!

3. Obama always needs villains or scapegoats to cover for his own failures, and with the Bush-is-bad argument losing its resonance, Wall Street bankers will have to be the villains of the day.

4. Is there anything that this man says that people actually believe? If one critically evaluates the number of lies that Obama has uttered, as evidenced between what he said on the campaign trail and what he has said and done in office, the man could easily be labeled a pathological liar. Comparatively, Clinton was a choir boy.

5. I’d say something about drinking a shot for every time he refers to himself tonight, but I don’t want to be responsible for killing anyone.

6. It's absolutely based on the fact that the modern politician will not suffer pain in his watch for gain on some later politician's watch.

7. Obama is indeed a gifted and effective speechmaker," the AP reports from New York. There's just one problem;Even admirers have a hard time remembering what he actually says.
Ted Widmer, who edited an anthology of political speeches for the Library of America, praised President Obama for his "masterful" style, but could not cite a specific line the president said. Similar observations were made by Jeff Shesol, David Frum and Harry C. McPherson, who wrote speeches for presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Lyndon Johnson, respectively.
"The speech he made in Cairo--I remember the intelligence, the breadth and the reasonableness," McPherson says. "But I can't tell you--and this is one of the shortcomings of the kind of speech he makes--I can't quote anything, or cite anything, off the top of my head

8. Massachusetts new law. That's right--government mandated toothbrushing.
No not you, silly. The kids.
The state Department of Early Education & Care is requiring all children in day care longer than four hours and/or who eat a meal to have their teeth brushed on-site.

9. Change is a euphuism for big government.

10. and the 1. New York Times reports on how he plans to respond:
When Mr. Obama presents his first State of the Union address on Wednesday evening, aides said he would accept responsibility, though not necessarily blame, for failing to deliver swiftly on some of the changes he promised a year ago. But he will not, aides said, accede to criticism that his priorities are out of step with the nation's. WOW, RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT BLAME!

11. London Daily Mail :"Employer Told Not to Post Advert for 'Reliable' Workers Because It Discriminates Against 'Unreliable' Applicants"--headline, 'Even the woman at the jobcentre agreed it was ridiculous but explained it was policy because they could get sued for being dicriminatory against unreliable people.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


1. You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality

2. From Victor Davis Hanson “ for a kinder, gentler socialism.After Van Jones, Anita Dunn, the Skip Gates mess, the "tea-bagger" slurs, the attacks on Fox News, the Copenhagen dashes, the bowing, the apologizing, the reordering of creditors, the NEA obsequiousness, the lackluster overseas-contingency-operation front, the deer-in-the-headlights pause on Afghanistan, the pseudo-deadlines on Iran, Guantanamo, and health care, the transparency and bipartisanship fraud, and dozens of other things,”. Obama simply does not have the popularity to carry unpopular legislation forward. Indeed, he is reaching a point where he may poll more negatively than his agenda does. "Let me be perfectly clear" and "make no mistake about it" are now caricatures. Since Obama is both inexperienced and apparently a stubborn ideologue, I think all we will be left with when the novelty wears off is rhetoric and euphemism.

3. The political problem with the massive deficits is not just that they exist, but that a disproportionate number of people feel that they exist to help someone besides them.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Leader, oh oh

1. "Obama's Cross of Arugula":hard to see the public buying into Obama's impersonation of William Jennings Bryan. It's simply not who he is.

2. The phrase “shock-and-awe statism,” by the way, comes to us courtesy of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. He

3. more people have come to understand that Obama is not the Moses who was going the lead us through the sea of red ink by which we are surrounded.

5. It’s not entirely clear who’s minding the shop. More and more, one hears the criticism that the president is too cool for school: that he is arrogant, disengaged, out of touch. “Narcissistic” is a term many of us used when observing candidate Obama on the hustings. Obama is the time-delay president.

6. The Audacity of Hoax team

7. "White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act...
Valerie Jarrett had the most conservative count, saying “the Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs,” while David Axelrod gave the bill the most credit, saying it has “created more than – or saved more than 2 million jobs.” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs came in between them, saying the plan had “saved or created 1.5 million jobs.”"

8. THE International Auto Show in Detroit is now a political event since Obama own 2 auto companies. The first day of the media preview started at 7:30 a.m. with a press conference for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. It ended at 5:30 p.m with a press conference for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the congressional delegation.
Someone threw an auto show, and a political rally broke out. Local, regional, and state politicians are nothing new at the NAIAS, but this year there were scores of politicians and staff members from Washington as well.
9. Throughout the campaign and much of the first year of Obama’s presidency, the media mavens who saw in Obama the perfect exemplar of themselves — urban and urbane, credentialed, culturally hip, and sufficiently disdainful of American exceptionalism — told us that Obama may have lacked experience, but he excelled in temperament and in judgment. Now it seems that isn’t so at all.

10. So it goes. Anthropogenic Global Warming is rapidly morphing into the greatest scandal in the history of science since the belief in a flat earth – and people had a lot more excuses for that. Not that the Obama administration is even beginning to acknowledge it. Who knows what they say to each other behind the scenes? They have enough to worry about.

11. So instead of utterly failing our future generations, leaving them to toil under the yoke of an obscenely powerful government, we should make our stand now. Embrace fiscal conservatism. Leave the rest to federalism.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


1. Jim Buchanan (who boasts his own Nobel Prize) and Gordon Tullock – uncovers overwhelming evidence that politics, in fact, almost exclusively is about achieving election and re-election. So to insist that politics should be about something other than what it is really about makes as much sense as insisting, say, that snow should be hot or that donkeys should be bipedal.

2. Conrad Black “And as president, he has been quite, and quite surprisingly, incompetent. . . . It has been a year of fecklessness, amateurism, and posturing. Less that is useful has been accomplished by this president in his first year than by any president since Herbert Hoover.”

3. Survey finds that 77 percent of U.S. respondents believe Obama is too anti-business and four-out-of-five are only somewhat confident or not confident of his ability to handle a financial emergency.

4. Hollywood director Joe Carnahan “I told my own father, who’s politically-minded in that same way, ‘Dad, you’re the most dangerous thing on the political landscape because you’re a sixty-year-old white conservative,’ and that’s more terrifying than any jihadist. But if you took one of these guys, and you gave them the strength of their convictions to become a jihadist… that, to me, was fun.” Liberals and Hollywood have their own grasp of reality that escapes normal people.

5. Proud to be from Ohio: A very out-of-rhythm speech was followed by some of the most obscure and unhelpful questions ever uttered at a town-hall meeting. I was left with a bit of sympathy for President Obama, as questioner after questioner asked about their own specific concerns, often way out of the president's duties, responsibilities, and realm of expertise: One guy was an inventor who wanted to give him a sales pitch, one woman lamented the impatience of the American people before complaining about a slow response from the state environmental agency over her toddler's lead poisoning, one guy wanted to read the president a poem; there was a woman who talked about the problem of finding students for her truck-driving school, an old lady who was upset that her Social Security didn't have a cost-of-living increase, and a guy who had the patent for some wind-turbine issue that he was in a fight with some company about. One poor soul raised his hand and just wanted to shake Obama's hand. Liberals and Progressives know that only government can solve all their problems no matter how petty.

6. Is there a ‘logical extension’ of stupidity?

7. Is he a nut? No. He's just a corrupt, sneaky, power-crazed, arrogant, ignorant fool of a politician. But I wouldn't go so far as to call him a nut. That would be an unconscionable slur to nuts everywhere. Duh... he fell from a mighty oak tree. He's an ACORN

8. There is an old saying that good politics makes bad laws. A truth Obama has internalized.

9. “... truth doesn’t need to progress. It already arrived at its destination; that is why it is true.” Carmel Rattay.

Friday, January 22, 2010


1. Obama says “We were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Huh! Getting stuff done? Like closing Gitmo? You bragged about that promise incessantly then failed to keep it. Like listening to the father of a terrorist worried his son is going to strike? That didn’t get done. And then there’s the stuff that did get done–shoveling money to the states to shore up public employment while private employment continues to fall. Expanding the debt ceiling. Letting the House and the Senate design the stimulus package and health care. What did you get done? Cash for Clunkers? Near nationalization of the auto industry and the financial sector? You did win the Nobel Prize. Congratulations.
2..And yes, you did lose a “sense of speaking directly to the American people” about our core values. When was your last press conference, Mr. President?
Unfortunately, it’s the wrong admission. And yes, I know it’s all spin. But the answer is a lot simpler. Maybe the dogs don’t like it!
3. George Will nails it: “The essence of contemporary liberalism is the illiberal conviction that Americans, in their comprehensive incompetence, need minute supervision by government, which liberals believe exists to spare citizens the torture of thinking and choosing”.
4. “Head Start,” the flagship pre-kindergarten program introduced in 1965, has been a $166 billion failure. That’s the upshot of a sophisticated multi-year study just released by the Department of Health and Human Services

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama talks too much already. The era of Big Speeches is over.

1. Ono the 1st anniversary of his presidency Obama find his lurch toward socialism unraveling all about him. His solution is more speeches because he feels he hasn’t communicated with American enough. But in 365 days we have endured 411 speeches and conferences. Including 158 interviews, 42 news conferences (only 2 allowed questions) and 23 Townhall Meetings. Enough already! Do we need Big Brother on a tv in every room as George Orwell forecast?

2. A blog featured this George Orwell Quote as the tagline of his blog: “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”

3.. Alas, Nanny State never sleeps – especially when she has rents to extract and distribute.

4. “Wow! It’s almost as if Taxes are for the little people, or something…” the effects of Obama’s tax plans

5. Paul Krugman ,”I’m pretty close to giving up on Mr. Obama, who seems determined to confirm every doubt I and others ever had about whether he was ready to fight for what his supporters believed in.” Idiot, Obama believes in power not ideas or ideals
6. Obama and Democrats plan “Press forward and to hell with the voters.”

7. From Dennis Kucinich (D. OH) ,"Every area of the economy is still about taking wealth from the great mass of people and putting it into the hands of a few. If you don't have a economic democracy, you don't have a political democracy." Spoken like a true liberal idiot. Wealth is CREATED not just moved around by evil capitalists. Does he not see that every place his ‘economic democracy’ is implemented lives in poverty?
8. Insurance By Command “But something happened after Obama arrived in the Oval Office. His deep faith in the free decisions of ordinary people soon evaporated. Last summer, after the House included a mandate in its legislation, Obama suddenly had a change of heart.”

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. Charley Reese

2 “It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.

3. Len Bollinger is upset with Pres. Obama because the president hasn’t delivered on his campaign promise that, as Mr. Bollinger puts it, “Special interests and the influence of lobbyists was going to end” Mr. Bollinger should be more upset with himself and American voters for believing Mr. Obama to be capable of the impossible. Any government that annually spends $3-plus trillions of dollars, and regulates trillions upon trillions of dollars worth of other resources, will inevitably be targeted by special interests and their lobbyists. And any government manned by persons capable of the duplicity, pandering, and cheap theatrics required to win elections will inevitably and without shame put itself at the service of these special interests. Donald J. Boudreaux

4. Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.

5. Mort Zukerman, you are probably a good guy but there should be no confusion. Obama is a flim flam man. He flim flammed you. His whole "preparation" has been about getting MADE. There was no preparation about what to do when you got there.

6. Milton Friedman: “When companies fail they go out of business .... when a government project fails it gets bigger.”

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


1. U.K. says Butter should be banned to protect the nation's health, according to a leading heart surgeon. Shyam Kolvekar says only radical action can save growing numbers of young adults from heart attacks and clogged arteries.
2 White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel uttered the following:
"When you think about the First think it's highly overrated”
3. Obama has pulse of people? The tenth paragraph of Balz’s story said: “The poll also shows how much ground Obama has lost during his first year of trying to convince the public that more government is the answer to the country's problems. By 58 percent to 38 percent, Americans said they prefer smaller government and fewer services to larger government with more services. Since he won the Democratic nomination in June 2008, the margin between those favoring smaller over larger government has moved in Post-ABC polls from five points to 20 points.”
4. It seems like just yesterday that Obama was peddling his “judgment” in lieu of “experience,” right? It turns out that he has neither. The judgment errors are many and serious. He misread his mandate, confused campaign rhetoric for persuasive communication, overexposed himself, refused to let go of his juvenile fixation on blaming George W. Bush for all the problems he faced, replaced bipartisanship with hyper-partisanship, and declined to take seriously early-warning.”
5. Mark Steyn: “Well, as a wintry election day dawns in Massachusetts, I’ll believe it when I see it. If all but one of those polls are right, Scott Brown now has a lead well beyond the margin of error. But, as that Boston Globe ‘Dead Heat!’ headline suggests, it’s not necessarily beyond the margin of Acorn, the margin of lawyer, and the margin of Franken-style recounts. On the other hand, if you’re minded to (as MSNBC’s electokleptomaniac Ed Schultz recommends) steal the vote, KEEP THE BASTARDS OUT and you don’t really want to have to steal it big, on a Mugabe-esque scale.”
6. Plus, from Don Surber: “The problem for el presidente is right now most American voters prefer doing nothing to the one giant compost heap that this adminsitration has created of the economy

Monday, January 18, 2010


Hint 3 out of 5 are idiots.
1. "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid" - Gen Eisenhower.

2. Danny Glover "The threat of what happened to Haiti is the threat that can happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these (other) island nations, you know. They're all in peril because of global warming, they're all in peril because of climate change, and all of this. And we need to find this, this when we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I'm sayin'?"

3. As Rahm Emanuel and others in the Democratic Party have said, ‘…don’t worry about the left. They will fall in line….they have no choice.’

4. New York Times doctors quote:
Original version: “If he’s running against 60 votes and wins, that is not good,” said Bob Kerrey, a former Democratic senator from Nebraska. “It says that in Massachusetts, they are willing to elect a guy who doesn’t believe in evolution just to keep the Democrats from having 60 votes.”The Kerrey “evolution” quote was originally published in a New York Times article but it seems to have disappeared, although several papers and bloggers still show it in their reprints and blogs. Here’s the current quote in the New York Times article:
“If he’s running against 60 votes and wins, that is not good,” said Bob Kerrey, a former Democratic senator from Nebraska.”

4. More, Patrick Kennedy: "One thing the Democrats have done wrong? We haven't kept the focus on this disaster on the Republicans who brought it upon us. We've tried too hard to do the right thing, and that's to fix it, as opposed to spend more of our time and energy pointing the finger at who got us [here] in the first place.” He seems to miss Obama’s perpetually pointing finger.

5. Jack Shaeffer “Why the g*ddamn hell is Barack Obama writing the cover story for next week’s Newsweek (which, like Slate, is owned by the Washington Post Co.)? He doesn’t know anything about Haiti outside of what his aides may have told him. He won’t even write it! If the piece is worth publishing, Newsweek should give the byline to its true author.” That would establish an ugly precedent where politicians’ pieces are concerned. . . .

Sunday, January 17, 2010


1. Robbins Mitchell
Jan 17, 2010
"Brave Democrat"?..sorry,but that's 'jumbo shrimp' or 'scientific socialism'

2. Radio Advertisement concludes “....... has been named to the prestigious Funeral Home Hall of Fame.”

3. One of the greatest Roman orators was Cicero; now some people are calling Barrack Obama the ‘ Teleprompter Cicero’ because he can only give a speech when he is reading from the TOTUS ( The Teleprompter of The United States).

Saturday, January 16, 2010


1 I’VE SUSPECTED THAT THIS WHOLE “ELECTROSENSITIVITY” THING WAS CRAP, but here’s some evidence: “Residents in Craigavon, South Africa complained of ‘[h]eadaches, nausea, tinnitus, dry burning itchy skins, gastric imbalances and totally disrupted sleep patterns’ after an iBurst communications tower was put up in a local park. Symptoms subsided when the residents left the area, often to stay with family and thus evade their suffering. At a public meeting with the afflicted locals, the tower’s owners pledged to switch off the mast immediately to assess whether it was responsible for their ailments. One problem: the mast had already been switched off for six weeks. Lawyers representing the locals say their case against iBurst will continue on other grounds.” Note even though the facts contradict the theory and alleged injuries the lawyers move ahead following the scent of money for nothing.

2. “A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.” (Holmes) This certainly is shown in #1 above.

3 “...please do not construe the crap to apply to religion in general. Even as an atheist, I still find that the only instruction of social morality comes from religion.” How odd. If there is no God and we are just little bundles of electrified matter how could there be such a thing as ‘morality’? Matter has no meaning, no ethics, no morals and no destination; therefore why should our energized matter have any concern with right and wrong. Even an atheist cries out for meaning and a personal God.

4. ‘Obesity is an indication of poverty’, or ‘ 1/3 of Americans experience hunger on a daily basis’ and ‘ 1/3 of America is obese’. Don’t the experts who spout such nonsense ever compare notes? As an Indian immigrant said “ I want to live in a country where poor people are obese”’ obviously he had a firmer grip on reality than the ‘experts’.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Obama was an acolyte and follower of Saul Alinsky who in his “Rules For Radicals” got right down to the nub of things:
“I feel confident that I could persuade a millionaire on a Friday to subsidize a revolution for Saturday out of which he would make a huge profit on Sunday even though he was certain to be executed on Monday .” Cconsider that in relation to ObamaCare, Tax and Cap, and Banking Reform.
TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT 1. One of the problems with keeping an open mind is that your brains may fall out onto the floor.

2. Cass Sunstein, Pres. Obama’s head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs speaks "cognitive infiltration designed to break up the crippled epistemology of conspiracy-minded groups." Did you understand?

3. “The Obama administration is weighing how the government can encourage workers to turn their savings into guaranteed income streams following a collapse in retiree accounts when the stock market plunged.” In January of 2010 It turns out that Obama appointees Phyllis Borzi (assistant secretary of labor) and Mark Iwry (deputy assistant treasury secretary) are again floating the idea of “the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams.” Do you trust them to take your retirement money, invest it according the political fad of the day and then return it to you when you retire?

5. There is a cure for ignorance but not stupidity.

6. “Human greed [ in the U.S.] is grabbing one forth of the renewable resources of the sun.” Funny, I thought the sun resources were renewed every sunrise. Hey, my logic is as good as theirs.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT (no laughing allowed)

1. Head Start Fails Again:
Latest study show same lack of accomplishment by Head Start that every other evaluation has shown for 25 years. Solution is to spend more doing same failed thing, now 7 billion a year.
"Taxpayers have been on the hook for more than $100 billion for the Head Start program since 1965. This federal evaluation, which effectively shows no lasting impact on children after first grade and no difference between those children who attended Head Start and those who did not, should call into question the merits of increasing funding for the program, which the Obama administration recently did as part of the so-called “stimulus” bill.
Andrew Coulson over at Cato points to the hypocrisy of continuing to bolster funding an unquestionably ineffective program."

2. Goal of government is to level playing field. Goal of all politicians and bureaucrats is to create mountains and valleys on the playing field for their own benefit.

3. “Ford said a $450 million investment to build its next-generation hybrid models and its first plug-in electric cars in Michigan should yield 1,000 jobs in the beleaguered state.” English translation: the government will give Ford $450 billion of taxpayer money to build a car that no citizen wants but the government will then force them to buy through ‘nudges’ and regulations stripping away wealth and freedom. 1,000 jobs @ 450 million is ONLY $4.5 million per job!

4. Washing state has found new way to change society, change the definition of words. Follow the definition of ‘poor children over time: Underprivileged to Disadvantaged to At Risk to , now, At Hope! Yes, yes Washington State has introduced legislation to change all legislation and statues to read ‘ At Hope’ wherever the term ‘ At Risk’ appears in relation to poor children.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


1. The elite intelligencia opine one the merits of murderous thugs:
From Thomas Friedman’s famous Sept. 8 op-ed:
“One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century.”
2. The European way and the way of American Universities: “We do not negotiate with terrorists. We just accede to their anticipated demands.”

3. From the age of 6 to 18, our kids live mostly in what I call Soft America—the part of our society where there is little competition and accountability. In contrast, most Americans in the 12 years between ages 18 and 30 live mostly in Hard America—the part of American life subject to competition and accountability.
This Hard America includes a market capitalist system that insists on competition and accountability, thus reinforcing the moderate virtues of Adam Smith.

4. How things really work (or don’t really work):
“...16 separate agencies, and unofficially more than 20. Each of these agencies is protected by strong political and bureaucratic constituencies, so that after each intelligence failure everything continues pretty much the same and usually with the same people.”

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


How sad that Alan Blinder, “When Greed Is Not Good” (Jan 12), so mistakes Adam Smith’s ‘Invisible Hand’ as somehow being comparable to the leaden ‘Corrupting Hand’ of government. In describing the current financial crisis he mentions many causes, most of which he views as failures of the free market, but he fails to see how governments ‘Corrupting Hand” abetted, promoted or caused much of the dysfunction of the market. Politicians, regulators and bureaucrats are always convinced that they can nudge, fine tune or direct the financial markets to attain some utopian goal. And it always ends in disaster.

Always the solution is more regulation and meddling. Can we trust anyone who approves of the ObamaCare disaster creaking through Congress is a model for financial reform and regulation? If the Rube Goldberg contraption of ObamaCare is any standard, we should all quaver in fear of the same politicians and apparachiks laying their corrupting hands upon the financial markets.

Monday, January 11, 2010


"New York City, leading a group of cities and health organizations, is expected on Monday to announce VOLUNTARY sodium-reduction targets for RESTAURANTS AND FOOD-MAKERS. It wants to lower American' salt intake by at least 20% by 2014." My capital in the Wall St. Journal report. How does city IMPOSE these VOLUNTARY rules on private RESAURANTS and FOOD-MAKERS! How soon will the city apply punishments to those who do not 'volunteer'?

Liberty will suffer a slow death by regulation by incompetent elites.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


1. "A theory that could have great practical importance if it coincided with reality." Benjamin Graham 1973. Todays Global Warming Alarmists ignore that part of the postulate that the theory must coinciced with reality and just continue to spin out great theory with no anchor in reality.

2. The Mainstream Media and Obama relationship analyzed: " Actually given the MSM close attachment to the posterior of the president, the next step of gerbilism is all together predictable." But I suspect they will keep on propagandizing for him even with their mouths full of what is the eventual product of attaching their mouths to Obama's posterior.

3. If Obama has spent all of his academic time studying Marx and Lenin why has he appointed so many Czars and not Comrades as he beliefs would dictate.

4. "Whole Foods Mart is where women wear makeup, earrings and high heels to shop for groceries." Unknown

Saturday, January 09, 2010


1. " Our self-centered 'bottom-line' society, focused on money over acheivement, charisma over character, and the ephemeral over eternal." John Bogle

2. Political correctness and federal bureaucracy complel the labeling on bottles of water to have an 'expiration date', and causes Lemon Juice bottles to be labeled 'no trans fat and no calories'. either we are the stupidest people to ever live or we are sheep driven by panic mongers and government exploiters.

3. U.K. has proposed 'fat warning' on oversize clothes to embarrass consumer and cause them to slim down. A label with a fat hotline number would be required to be attached to all oversize garmants. Well maybe the Brits. are more stupid than us.

4. As we freeze in extraordinary cold across the nation scientist identify 600 more thing to be devatated by Global Warming. Silly to contadictory to 'duh', cockroaches to migrate, rape will increase, africa devastated, bananas destroyed, bananas grow rampant, bubonic plague, dust bowls, divorce increases and, the most scary, earth spins faster. Fasten your seat belts!

see whole list at "600 & counting"

Friday, January 08, 2010


1. J.K. Galbraith "there is a specious association of money and intelligence." the rich and famous can equal fools with the village idiot.
2. Anonymous " he is an asshole. So is everyone who disagrees with me."
3. "A company that used to make ________, but now mostly manufactors excuses." enter the name of any politcally correct company sucking at the government trough."

Thursday, January 07, 2010


AWOL in the war between freedom and terrorism.

Socialist government let you pay all to the governmnet. The government takes its share and then they give you the 'difference after adjusting for 'need'.

Then & now. couple years ago Ohio State University prof. Deb Thorne said about elderly "this is the first generation to retire who aren't adverse to debt, and now retiring with mortgage debit and credit card bebt." wonder how retirees feel about outsized debt in 2010?

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


1. Reality is cruel and unusual punishment.
2. Reality is optional.
3. Be wary of reality.
4. "I am making an assumption and basing my conclusions upon that fact."
5 Ignorance is America's most expensive commodity and is being sold in the marketplace of hypocracy.

Friday, January 01, 2010

The Bear and the Atheist
An Atheist was walking through the woods, admiring the "accidents" that evolution had created. "What majestic trees! What powerful rivers" What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.
As he was walking along side the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. Turning to look, he saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge toward him. He ran away as fast as he could up the path.
He looked over his shoulder and saw the grizzly was closing. Somehow he ran even faster, so scared that tears came to his eyes. He looked again, and the bear was even closer. His heart was pounding, and he tried to run faster. He tripped and fell to the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up, but the bear was right over him, reaching for him with its left paw and raising its right paw to strike him.
At that instant the atheist cried, "Oh my God!"
Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky, "You deny my existence for all these years, teach others that I don't exist, and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?"
The atheist looked directly into the light and said, "I would feel like a hypocrite to become a Christian after all these years, but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian."
"Very well," said the voice.
The light went out. The river ran. The sounds of the forest resumed. Then the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed its head, and spoke: "Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful."