Sunday, February 28, 2010

"A Bill Can Be Bipartisan without Bipartisan Votes"

All hail the wisdom of The Wicked Witch of Congress.
They've had plenty of opportunity to make their voices heard. Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint.
She'll get you, my pretty. Ah hahahahahahah!

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Hard Times At The Olympic Village: A Moment Of Truth

In our frantic world there are dire emergencies every day. We are overwhelmed by disasters.

Port Au Prince is still in shambles from a 7.0 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands.
Chile is reeling from a 8.8 earthquake that killed hundreds.

First the eastern seaboard and now the Northeast US buried in record breaking snow fall.
Floods and mudslides kill scores on Maderia Island, Portugal.

A minaret collapses during prayers killing over thirty in Morocco. Hmmmm. Maybe someone's prayers were answered by this.

But now this. I am literally at my wits end.

The athletes in the 7,000 athletes in the Olympic Village were allotted 100,000 free condoms, or about 14 condoms per person. Needless to say, they blew through them like it was nobody’s business and now they need more. The Vancouver condom shortage is soon to be remedied, an emergency shipment is on the way. Thank God.

I feel like Tiny Tim in Dickens' Christmas Carol. "God bless us everyone." Scrooge provides the stuffed Christmas Goose, elderberry wine, plum pudding and a gross of Trojans. Ohhh, Come All Ye Faithful!

We'll all sleep better at night knowing that the world's finest athletes are sheathed and lubed in preparation for the Free Style Mattress Competition.

Because some Olympic athletes can keep it up longer than others.

While some like their action in groups all snuggled close together.

And some are off all on their own.

Please. Someone send this guy condoms made from Kevlar, with nylon ripstop and Rhino™ Bed Liner if he needs them.

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UPDATE: (Now With The Music Video!) Barack Obama: "We Can't Control Nature"

Take it to the bank. Obama admits "global warming" is a hoax. What will he say next, that doctors know more about health care than he does?



UPDATE: And, now, the music video! Via iOwnTheWorld



UPDATE II: Wow! Al Gore surfaces; it seems "global warming" lives!
It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

CONTEST: White House Party Redux



Here's something with brilliance that is too incredible not to keep giving. See if you can pick out how many familiar characters you've come to loathe, in this contemporary Photochoppage of a famous painting. I will render the person who correctly names the most names (hint, there's a list at the above link) unable to hear -- for an entire day -- Barack Hussein Obama say things like:

"I am eager and willing to move forward with members of both parties on health care if the other side is serious about coming together to resolve our differences and get this done. But I also believe that we cannot lose the opportunity to meet this challenge."
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Obama Proposes False Teeth Exchange in Healthcare Proposal

Thanks to a somewhat Regressive friend for playing along
and doing this fine Photochoppage for me.

DISTRICT OF CRIMINALS -- Seeking to continue momentum on his stunning victory this week over Republicans at the Blair House Healthcare Summit, pResident Joker proposed a radical new way to pay for his $1 trillion healthcare bill:

"There will be a Republican retirement check in every American's pocket and a relative's false teeth in every American's mouth," the pResident said today, during his weekly radio address.

The pResident said he came up with the stunning new ideas after listening to Republicans blather on Thursday about useless ideas for fixing the broken healthcare system, such as the insanely naive proposal of TORT reform and the ridiculous concept of living in New York but buying cheaper health insurance from Wisconsin.

"The economy just doesn't work that way," the pResident said. "Everyone knows the marketplace is evil and that the only good things come from Washington, D.C., such as hot air and crack cocaine."

The dramatic proposals break down like this:

Since half the country wants Democrats to stop working on the pResident's dream bill for healthcare deform, and Conservative Americans outnumber Regressives by a 2 to 1 ratio, Obama will use the American Community Survey to root out anyone who identifies themselves as Republican or Conservative and deport them to China, where they'll be much more comfortable living in a capitalist environment. In turn, the IRS will seize their assets and redistribute them based on need to anyone who indicates on the survey that they are Regressive.

"I think we'll pick up at least a trillion dollars by the end of this year," the pResident said.

Part two of the plan would take advantage of NY Congresscriminal Louise Slaughter's revelation that Americans are now resorting to wearing their dead relatives' false teeth to save on healthcare costs, by establishing a False Teeth Repository and Redistribution Exchange.

"I think that woman resorting to wearing her dead sister's false teeth embodies that brilliant ingenuity that Americans are known for the world over, and since my plan doesn't pay for dentures, we'll also help take care of the landfill problem by simply recycling everyone's false teeth when they die," the pResident said.



In related news, The Wicked Witch of Congress continues to assert that she can magically create 400,000 jobs the minute healthcare deform passes, by crisscrossing America on her broom and crop-dusting with a potion made from eye of newt and toe of frog and brain of Republican.

Meanwhile, pResident Joker also announced he planned to help feed those among the nation's 20 percent underemployed by nationalizing the major grocery store chains. "Breadlines are a sign of regress like no other I know of, except for maybe living without electricity and making clothing from bark," the pResident said. "But I inherited a lot of problems, and I admit it's taken me a lot longer than I expected to make things worse than they ought to be; we'll get there eventually."

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Al Gore's 30 Pieces of Silver

The wheels are finally coming off the Global Warming bus. Revelations that the data proving the "hockey stick" warming disappeared fom Dr. Jones sock drawer and manipulated temperature readings from across the globe have rocked the AGW movement. Scientists are either scrambling for excuses or have climbed into Maxwell Smart's "Cone of Silence." Al Gore is among the latter, he ain't saying squat as people throw the AGW bus's lugnuts at him.

On Tuesday, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe -- a prominent skeptic of global warming theory and the Republican leader of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee -- issued a request for Gore to come testify on global warming. In an interview with FoxNews.com, Inhofe said he wants Gore to appear because "it will be interesting to ask him on what science he based his movie," a film the senator considers "science fiction."

Gore has yet to respond, but that didn't prevent him from causing a stir at Apple's shareholder meeting Thursday. According to CNET, Gore was seated in the first row while several stockholders bashed his high-profile views on climate change. One reportedly said Gore "has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not
melted."

Gore did not reply, and he has not commented on his blog or Twitter feed.

George Bush denied Gore his opportunity to wreck AGW havoc on the planet in 2000. So Gore went ahead on his own instead and made a few tens of millions for himself at the same time.

I have s sugggestion for Gore...


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Friday, February 26, 2010

Who's Being Served?

What is a servant? This is a perfectly good question that should have a simple answer; except when it comes to politics. The word "servant" is from an Old French noun meaning to attend or wait upon. A trusted servant was (and still is) a valuable commodity. Servants ran the household, reared children and in many instances preserved the fortune of the family. Because of the position of trust they enjoyed, some were treated almost as members of the family.

In this sense, who are our public servants? Who are those who attend to and serve the citizens of the United States? The following photographs illustrate the heart of true public servants.
During the snowstorm that blanketed the Atlantic States recently, Washington, DC, shut down due to the inclement weather. Except for these young men - those entrusted with guarding the Tomb of the Unknown. They stand watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without regard to any factor. In my opinion, the sense of duty instilled in the young men and women serving in our nation's armed forces is without parallel in the world.
Duty
Honor
Sacrifice
Trust and fidelity to the highest standards of conduct must be an integral component of public service. This is what we have come to expect from our public servants. And for this, we rightfully owe them our gratitude and our respect. And it should always be thus. Our sense of propriety demands it, our public institutions will fail without it.


Except for Congress. For centuries our politicians have been the brunt of jokes and scorn. Why? Because most of what they do is either meaningless, self aggrandizing or an out and out raid on the taxpayer's money. The only thing that's changed is the degree to which the American public has assumed the worst and refuses to be outraged at the shenanigans and goings on in the Nation's Capitol.

Part of this is that special interests have schemed with members of Congress to share in the public booty that is stolen from taxpayers. As co-conspirators of the largest transfer of wealth in modern history, they cannot point a finger at those members of Congress who, more egregiously than others, lie and steal for their own personal enrichment.

Like Charlie Rangel:

Rep. Charles Rangel, the influential chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, was publicly admonished by the House ethics panel Thursday for taking trips to the Caribbean that were paid for by private corporations.

Rangel, a New York Democrat and 39-year veteran of Congress, has been at the center of multiple ethics probes. At a Capitol Hill news conference, he said that he was "disturbed" by the result of the panel's eight-month investigation and that he would let the "community make its own judgment."

Now that is special. After pissing away tax money bribing bringing home the bacon stealing cheating lying serving the public for almost 40 years, good old Charlie will let the "community make its own judgement."
I'd much rather see a jury do that.


The committee has not released the results of its investigation into other alleged ethics violations by Rangel, including failing to disclose rental income on his villa in the Dominican Republic.

Of course not. They'd rather cover his lying ass by waiting until future chaos generated by Obozo, Reid and the Botox Express over health care creates a heavy fog over these crimes. In a few weeks everyone will be so terrified over Satan's Community Organized Health Insurance Plan that Rangel's problems will not register on the citizens' outrage radar. In his home district that radar was taken down, crated and shipped to Kenya where it tracks reporters looking for Obozo's birth certificate.

By time the tax fraud hits the news cycle on some distant Friday evening, the public will be in panic mode buying aspirin, band aids, sanitary napkins and suppositories. You heard it here first - buy stock in Boehringer-Ingelheim, the German manufacturers of Dulcolax.

Pick your poison, because if the Dems and RINOs have their way there'll be a burning and itching throughout this land that will make Moses' dealings with Pharaoh seem like a mosquito bite.

But Charlie has a perfectly good explanation for those pesky tax thingies.

"Common sense dictates that members of Congress should not be held responsible for what could be the wrongdoing or mistakes or errors of staff unless there's reason to believe that member knew or should have known," Rangel said Thursday evening.

Buying and selling property on a corrupt Caribbean island. Check! Tax evasion. Check!

Stashing away God Only Knows Where This Moola Came From in a couple half million dollar accounts. Check!

That's what staff is for! His staff also ate his homework and probably contributed to Rangel's other legal problems:

The trips are not the only problem for Rangel. The committee still is looking at the congressman's use of official stationery to raise money for a college center in his name as well as his belated financial disclosure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in previously unreported assets and income. Those included a federal credit union account worth between $250,001 and $500,000; a Merrill Lynch account between $250,000 and $500,000; tens of thousands of dollars in municipal bonds and $30,000 to $100,000 in rent from a residential building in New York.

And that's only the accounts that federal investigators managed to kick up. It seems a little strange that everyone in the US lost their 401k last year except Congressman Charlie Rangel, don't it?

Will Rangel be forced to remove himself from Congress like former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay? DeLay was indicted and forced to resign in 2005. Funny thing, a judge threw out those charges that Ronnie Earle, the democrat DA who indicted DeLay, took six grand juries to impose.
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Canadian Women's Hockey Team Has Orgy at Center Ice


At least you'd think that were the case, the way the media is behaving about these ecstatic women knocking back a few swigs and puffing on cigars (I no longer use the term MSM since it's pretty obvious the paid media aren't even close to being mainstream).
The problem is that Marie Philip Poulin was among those photographed with alcohol and she is one month shy of her 19th birthday, which is the legal drinking age in the province of British Columbia.

Perhaps she felt as if she had come of age after scoring the only goals in the game, both in the opening period. Maybe she was celebrating her birthday a month early. In any event, it was a show of poor judgment by a group of women who talked at length in the mixed zone about how their success was keyed by their dedication, hard work and commitment.

Understand, the Canadian women celebrating their victory with alcohol and cigars is child’s play next to the U.S. men trashing their rooms at the 1998 Games in Nagano in defeat. But women’s hockey is on thin ice right now. The last thing it needs is to give the stuffed shirts in the International Olympic Committee any further reason to roll their eyes.

Really?

Who gives a damn? I wonder what paid bloggers for The New York Times do when they accomplish something monumental, such as, oh, I don't know, actually telling the truth. Do they run through Times Square naked, screaming, "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy?"

Well, now that you ask ...

You know, I'm, like, soooo certain no one working for The Slimes evah, no nevah, had a sip of the bottle a month before they became of legal age. They were probably too busy plagiarizing to worry about such things.

And don't forget about the big bad International Olympic Committee, you know, that group of buffoons so corrupt they could be U.N. officials ... or U.S. Congresscritters.

The celebration raised eyebrows at the IOC, which said it would look into the matter. Informed of the antics by The Associated Press, Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, said it was "not what we want to see."

"I don't think it's a good promotion of sport values," he said. "If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing, but not in public. We will investigate what happened."

I hope at the end of Mr. Felli's investigation he finds a hockey stick ... and breaks it off in in ass.

Jammiewearingfool just about captures the stupidity of it all:

Yes, let's punish these young ladies who've spent the better part of their lives to get to this point.

Let it go, folks.

As an aside, I'd really like to have been at the after-party.

Except, I'd add that, to go to the after-party, it'd be best to have had a few teeth knocked out and make damn sure you can throw punches with a sweater wrapped around your arms.

Cross-posted at PatDollard.com
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Liars, Theives, and Clowns #3

Posted on behalf of Jamie


Mymood Ahminajihad says that he wants nukes for nuclear power… coincidentally, so does Barack Hussein Obama (Mmm, mmm, mmm)… Do you believe either one?


No matter how deep the evidence is stacked, Nancy Pelosi continues to lie about being briefed by CIA about EIT’s…


Poor Zero. He forgot to learn in school that listening requires keeping his mouth shut.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Obama: America's Marxist Fruitcake


Remember the fruitcake your mother's second cousin mailed to the house every Christmas? It sat there moldering in the tin on the dining room table until well after New Year's Day had come and gone. Maybe one or two small pieces were cut out with a chainsaw by the more adventurous of your friends and relatives. It always disappeared before the Superbowl or as soon as Dad figured he could get away with trashing it.

Obozo is like that. He is here for a season and we will get rid of him as soon as possible without offending the relatives. We're all gagging on the Hope n' Change seasoning that congealed into a slimy coating covering the cake and the &%#ing retarded nuts scattered around in the cake are really obnoxious but, gee, it's Christmas and Cousin Edwina really means well.







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UPDATED: Obama Shows His Ass

Calling Republican solutions to health care problems "talking points" and telling John McCain "the election's over" for pointing out the stupidity of Obamacare, the pResident gets right down to brass tacks about what the Blair House health care "summit" was really all about: politics.

Zero the hero never fails to disappoint when he's off TOTUS.



Via Noisy Room

Of course, Yahoo saw it as Zero trying to rebuff McCain's "attack."

UPDATE: He also tipped his hand about reconciliation. Asked if he would forget about using reconciliation, the pResident replied that Americans aren't concerned with the arcane processes of the Senate and would be “comfortable with a majority vote."

Perhaps Zero never heard that a strong "majority" of the American people want the Democrats to shove reconciliation up their asses.

UPDATE II: The Liar in Chief picks his nose during the healthcare summit.



UPDATE III: Via the Washington Examiner



UPDATE IV: How Obama ended the summit.

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"Police Arrest Everyone on February 22nd" and Other Headline Gaffes


Were they working for Obama?

I used to write for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, back in the '90s, right around the time they started interleague play in Major League Baseball. The Cleveland Indians were in town to play the Pirates, and their pitcher, Bartolo Colon (pronounced cologne), pitched a two-hitter. Our Sports department used the following headline as the sports lead the next day: The Sweet Smell of Colon.

I wish I'd kept that edition, because small-town newspapers are way too much fun.

Here are some other newspaper gaffes I found over at a site I refuse to link to. You know ... the liberal hangout whose nickname sorta rhymes with stuffblows.


Oooh. She must have been good (but she sure doesn't look like it).


If his "therapy" is successful, I think playing with his own balls is just about the only way Tiger will ever get nookie again.


This might be the most truthful newspaper headline ... evah.

I'm betting he was a politician.


And I claim this site isn't filled with smut.


This definitely rivals "The Sweet Smell of Colon."
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Comrade Stalin, Pick Up On Line One

We keep getting glimpses of the Obama mindset, the Chicago Thugocracy if you please, represented by off hand remarks made by the President as well as those close to him. The insight generated by these remarks is not comforting at all.

Obama and his supporters have a problem with people who oppose their proposals. The Soviets had the same problem and addressed it in their own way.

Funny thing, the Soviets and the Nazis adopted common measures when dealing with people they didn't like. It did not turn out well for the opposers. Thank goodness that can't happen here in America; organized thugs would never attack peaceful folk opposed to a socialist philosophy.

Ooops. Forget that picture of SEIU members helping someone change their mind.

When it comes to ObamaCare and the pressure being generated to force this socialist power grab down our throats, we can only pray that our voices will be heard by enough Senators to defeat any attempt at reconciliation. From the NY Times:

Tempers were fraying in the White House Cabinet Room as night turned into morning on Jan. 15. President Obama had been cloistered nearly all day with House and Senate Democrats, playing “marriage counselor,” an aide said, as he coaxed, cajoled and prodded them on a health care overhaul.

Obama played Yenta for the ugly, red-headed, drooling Frankenstein health care system. American wants no part of it and returned the cubic zirconia engagement ring. If this creature ever comes to life, it will stumble and rumble through our economy like a runaway tank.“

‘See what you guys can figure out,’ ” one participant remembers him saying, adding that the failed effort left the president mad.

Poor Mr. Obama left the meeting with his panties all in a wad.

Solution? Simple. We need a Panty Czar to pry out and unwad those bikini cuts.

Ever since his days as a young community organizer in Chicago, Mr. Obama has held fast to the belief that by listening carefully and appealing to reason he can bring people together to get results, an approach that in Washington has often come up short.

But there are results - Obama just doesn't like them. The results are simple; if you look at his plan reasonably, Obamacare is a pile of crap.

Solution? Simple. Drop it as if you were caught in a mosque with a pulled pork sandwich during Ramadan. And wipe the BBQ sauce from your face.

He is not showing any signs of changing his style. But he is facing perhaps the toughest test yet of his powers of persuasion: winning the votes he needs, in the face of unified Republican opposition and a deteriorating climate for Democrats, to push his health care measure through a skittish Congress.

The author, Ms. Stolberg, conveniently forgets that the Republicans were virtually powerless since January of last year until this month when Scott Brown stole the Senate seat belonging to Commodore Oldsmobile, ending the Democratic super majority.

Unified Republican opposition? They couldn't stop the Democratic steamroller if they tried. But don't tell Obozo that, he can't hear you through those wadded panties. Especially when his advisers start channeling their inner Stalin.

“If the president weren’t tough, if the president weren’t committed, if the president didn’t believe that this was an imperative for the future of American families, businesses and the sustainability of our budget, this thing would have been dead six months ago,” David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, said in an interview. “I would love to live in a world where the president could snap his fingers or even twist arms and make change happen, but in this great democracy of ours, that’s not the way it is.”

The Soviets were all about change too. Apparently Axelrod has taken notes. He would love to snap fingers, twist arms, maybe break some legs, imprison a few relatives, or even shoot a protester or two.

I'd love to live in a world where I could bury my boot up his ass whenever I wanted.
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Return to Community Organizer in Chief, Part 2


The other day I mentioned the Obama administration had a special duty for me:
I was selected ordered to participate in the American Community Survey (ACS). Never heard of it? Neither did I, until the edict arrived in the mail from the Community Organizer in Chief, via one of his many bootlicking lackeys, Robert M. Groves, director of the United States Department of Commerce.
I'll receive the survey in a few days, the edict tells me. The 28-page questionnaire [download a pdf here] is separate from the Census. My response to both (emphasis theirs) documents is “required by U.S. Law.”
As promised, the survey came today, in a thick envolope with these bold letters stamped on the front: YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW. As I mentioned the other day, this isn't your run of the mill government survey, not when I'm being expected to answer questions like this (emphasis mine):
  • What is your name, address, and date of birth?
  • What is your race?
  • Are you Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
  • Where were you born?
  • What is your ancestry or ethnic origin?
  • How many cars do you have at your house?
  • Do you have a flush toilet?
  • Do you have a sink with a faucet?
  • How much is your rent/mortgage?
  • Do you have a second mortgage? How much is it?
  • Are you covered by a health insurance plan? Which type?
  • Do you have serious difficulty hearing? Seeing? Concentrating, remembering, or making decisions?
  • Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing?
  • How many times have you been married?
  • When did you last get married?
  • Where did you work last? What’s the address?
  • What time do you leave home to go to work?
  • What is your income?
  • What is your retirement/pension?
  • Do you have a VA disability rating?
  • What’s the most important thing you do at work?
And I'm not your run of the mill American sheeple.

After seeing the package, I took out the worn, dog-eared copy of the Constitution I've been carrying around in my jacket pocket for the past 10 years and, turning to the first page, under Article 1, Section 2, read the entire amount of the information I am "REQUIRED BY LAW," according to the Founders, to provide to the federal government:
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers ...
In other words, I'm required to tell the federal government how many people live in my house but ... not their names, not their race, not the kind of home I live in, not when I moved here, not "the actual sales of all agricultural products from this property" (it's too damned cold to grow weed in the winter, dummies), not what kind of fuel heats my home, not how many vehicles I own, not how much I spent on water or heat during the past 12 months, not how much my mortgage payment is, not how well I speak English, not what kind of health insurance I have, not if I'm deaf or can't dress myself or if I piss in an outhouse because I don't have running plumbing.

Not. One. Word. Of. It.

Which is why, once again, this piece of shit questionnaire is going back to the District of Criminals marked "Return to Community Organizer and Chief," like the letter notifying me I had been selected ordered to participate in the ACS, with only one question completed -- the number of people who live at my address -- along with a copy of the Constitution:

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eric Holder Must Be an Honorary Member of Al Queda

Why else would the Justice Department contain nine ... yes, nine ... appointees that once either represented or advocated for Guantanamo detainees? That's about as brilliant as posting online the Cliff Notes of a trillion-dollar wealth share bill you know you don't have enough votes for, just before you put on a sham puppet show in the name of "bipartisanship," not that I'm crying or anything.
The surprising admission came three months after Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa asked Attorney General Eric Holder for a list of names of Obama DOJ appointees who had been involved in legal work for Gitmo prisoners.
Holder, in a letter to Grassley, admitted that nine of the agency's appointees had done some kind of work on behalf of terror suspects.
"To the best of our knowledge, during their employment prior to joining the government, only five of the lawyers who serve as political appointees in those components represented detainees," said Holder in the letter, which is dated Feb. 18.

"Four others either contributed to amicus briefs in detainee-related cases or were otherwise involved in advocacy on behalf of detainees."
Score one more zero for Holder and his boss, Robbing Hood, the captain of transparency, and his merry band of liars.

Via JammieWearingFool.
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Obama's Healthcare Trap

Posted on behalf of Jamie.

Now that The One we’ve been waiting for has put out His own healthcare talking points, you have to wonder why the Republicans are bothering to go to the White House on Thursday… Barack Hussein Obama (Mmm, mmm, mmm) only wants to discuss what’s in His plan. So much for the free exchange of ideas… It’s just more of Him focusing like a laser on jobs, jobs, jobs (which isn’t His responsibility either).
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Something's In The Air


QUESTION: When is a shitstorm not a shitstorm?

ANSWER: When it is brewing right under the nose of the MSM.

Oh yes. There is something nasty in the air. It leaves a greasy tang inside your nostrils if you walk through the foul mist emanating from the White House. Maybe Obama's gotta cut back on Michelle's sewer-enriched collard greens.

From Jeffrey Lord in the American Spectator:

A bombshell has just exploded in the 2010 elections.

For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code.

The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development.

If it gets any worse they'll have to hose down all the tourists walking by the White House. The press corps will be forced to wear HazMat suits. On second thought, never mind about the press. They're part of the stink.

The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from Senate challenges to two sitting United States Senators, both Democrats supported by President Obama. The Senators are Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado.

On Friday, Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democrat challenging Specter for re-nomination, launched the controversy by accusing the Obama White House of offering him a federal job in exchange for his agreeing to abandon his race against Specter.

There's the one senate race in PA the White House tried to fix. But our bad boy wasn't done. There's another load he was grunting out across the country in Colorado.

[...]In the Colorado case, the Post reported that while Romanoff refused comment on a withdrawal-for-a-job offer, "several top Colorado Democrats described Messina's outreach to Romanoff to The Post, including the discussion of specific jobs in the administration. They asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject."

The Post also noted that the day after Romanoff announced his Senate candidacy, President Obama quickly announced his endorsement of Senator Bennet.

The discovery that the White House has now been reported on two separate occasions in two different states to be deliberately committing a potential violation of federal law -- in order to preserve the Democrats' Senate majority -- could prove explosive in this highly political year. The 60-seat majority slipped to 59 seats with the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, a Democrat, and the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown. Many political analysts are suggesting democrats could lose enough seats to lose their majority altogether.

That's one hell of a job you're doing there, Skippy. And from Our Big Giant Book of Federal No-No's, here is the money quote:

18 USC Sec. 211

Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office

"Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."


One subpoena, two subpoena, three subpoena, four...

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UPDATED ... They're Going to Starve the Beast


That's right. And regressives think Obamacare is about them.

Hardly.

It's about throttling the health insurance industry to the point where no one can get coverage for treatment of even a hangnail, causing enough of us middle class morons to scream to the top of Capitol Hill for a government net to save us, in the form of a public option, so they can shove us unceremoniously into the stew among the welfare and social security entitlement classes, cooking our asses for good, forever yoking our lives to the Zombiecrat Party, our benevolent demons of lower prices for all.

Allah has more:
They’re going to starve the beast, to borrow a line that’s suddenly back in vogue on the NYT op-ed page, and then replace it. That’s one easy point for the GOP to make at the summit on Thursday; another, anticipated last night by the Times and already in full swing this morning among GOP aides, is that having a price-control mechanism in place even before O-Care’s up and running tells you a lot about what the Dems expect will happen to premiums once this debacle passes. But those are big-picture long-term critiques whereas The One’s thinking short-term, i.e. whom does he need to demagogue to kick up just enough popular support to finally get this thing through Congress and off the table. The boss emeritus saw this coming two weeks ago after the uproar in California over the Anthem rate hikes and now here it is, just in time for the 60-day push. It’d be lovely to think the GOP will challenge him on this come Thursday, but let’s face it: Defending free-market insurance rate-setting while anti-Anthem populist outrage is roiling is a poison pill, particularly given their wariness of carrying the “party of big business” label into November. Expect them to challenge him on cost instead — estimated pricetag: $1 trillion over 10 years — and of course on unintended consequences to Medicare. We are, after all, the party of AARP now.
Welcome to the new slavery.


UPDATE: Below is a list of swingvote Congresscritters (who probably swing AC/DC, too) that Opie from MAinfo dropped in the comments and deserves promotion here.

If you live in any of the states from which these swing Congresscritters come, please call them. Let them know your opposition to health care changes. The phone number for Congress is 202-224-3121.

Here’s the list:

Vulnerable Democratic Congressmen Who Voted FOR Obamacare The First Time Around

These are the folks we need to pressure to switch their votes!

Arizona:

Harry Mitchell (Phoenix suburbs)
Gabrielle Giffords (Tucson)
Ann Kirkpatrick (most of rural Arizona, NE part of state)

California:

Jerry McNerney (Stockton and Pleasanton)

Colorado:

John Salazar (Pueblo)

Connecticut:

Jim Hines (Fairfield County)

Florida:

Alan Grayson (Orlando)

Illinois:

Bill Foster (Dixon, Batavia, and Geneseo)

Indiana:

Baron Hill (from Kentucky border up to Bloomington)

Michigan:

Mark Schauer (Branch, Calhoun, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee & Washtenaw counties)
Gary Peters (Oakland County)

Nevada:

Dina Titus (Las Vegas)

New Hampshire:

Carol Shea-Porter (Portsmouth, Manchester, Lakes Region)

New York:

Tim Bishop (Suffolk County)
John Hall (Northern Westchester)
Bill Owens (Plattsburgh up along Vermont border to Canada)
Mike Arcuri (Utica and south central NY)
Dan Maffei (Syracuse)

North Dakota:

Earl Pomneroy (at large)

Ohio:

Steven Driehaus (Cincinnati west to Indiana border)
Mary Jo Kilroy (Columbus and west to Indiana border)
Zach Space (Dover, Zanesville, Chillicothe)

Pennsylvania:

Kathy Dahlkemper (Erie)
Patrick Murphy (Bucks County)
Christopher Carney (NE Penn)
Paul Kanjorski (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre)

South Carolina:

John Spratt (rural SC between Columbia and Charlotte)

Virginia:

Tom Perriello (Charlottesville, Bedford, Timberlake, Martinsville & Danville)

West Virginia:

Alan Mollohan (Wheeling, Morgantown)
Nick Rahall (Huntington)

Wisconsin:

Steve Kagen (Green Bay)

Let’s get busy to save health care in America!
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The "TEA Party Is Going Nowhere"?

To borrow what should be a trademarked expression from Logistics Monster, AYFKM?

Gubenator, I know it takes a lot to get intelligence pounded into thickheaded steroid-using misogynist Western European Regressives such as yourself, but I can assure you that if the TEA Party movement were "going nowhere" we wouldn't have seen Republican victories in Virgina and New Jersey and Massachusetts these past few months.

We are NOT "just an expression of anger."

We are the future, a future, I might add, you do not have.

Perhaps, given that under your "leadership" the 8th largest economy in the world is starting to resemble the Third World, you should go back to acting. Check that. You sucked at that too. Maybe you should just overdose on HGH and stick your Olbermanesque head in a blender and save us all from having to hear you say "Cauli-for-nia" ever again.

Via HotAir
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Snarky Photo Reel: Obama's Week in Review #7

Posted on behalf of Jamie


Things aren’t looking too good for The One at the end of His first year… The only good thing is that He still doesn’t get it as shown by His continued push for gov’t Obamacare.



I thought The One we’ve been waiting for was going to shift from healthcare to jobs, jobs, jobs… Note to Barack Hussein Obama (Mmm, mmm, mmm): If you read Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution, you’ll see that neither one is your responsibility…


All that gray matter in one place… Not one lick of business experience… It would at least be nice if someone in the cabinet had read the Constitution. For the life of me, I can’t find in the document where the President runs the economy…(?) A President can screw it up, he can help it by getting obstacles out of the way, but he doesn’t run it.

The economy being what it is, the First Family still has date night, galas, stars, and flyaways…
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Return to the Community Organizer in Chief


Today I was selected ordered to participate in the American Community Survey (ACS). Never heard of it? Neither did I, until the edict arrived in the mail from the Community Organizer in Chief, via one of his many bootlicking lackeys, Robert M. Groves, director of the United States Department of Commerce.

I'll receive the survey in a few days, the edict tells me. The 28-page questoinaire [download a pdf here] is separate from the Census. My response to both (emphasis theirs) documents is “required by U.S. Law.”

That's an interesting statement, considering that I have been on this earth for nearly 43 years and this is the first time I've ever been selected ordered to complete even the Census.

The survey goes far beyond the 10 basic (but unnerving) questions the Census will posit, which will inquire about such information as who lives under my roof, their names, dates of birth, and race, questions I would be uncomfortable answering for a marketing company let alone our leviathan federal government -- the nation's top employer and most oppressive engine.

No, the getting to know you phase of the questionnaire, the edict tells me, that will “show not only the number of people who live here [in America], but how (again, emphasis theirs) we live as a Nation” goes much, much deeper. Some of the ice-breaker questions, lifted for convenience from Big Government's Bob Hamer, include everything from the intrusive to the downright inane (any emphasis from here on out is mine):
  • What is your name, address, and date of birth?
  • What is your race?
  • Are you Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
  • Where were you born?
  • What is your ancestry or ethnic origin?
  • How many cars do you have at your house?
  • Do you have a flush toilet?
  • Do you have a sink with a faucet?
  • How much is your rent/mortgage?
  • Do you have a second mortgage? How much is it?
  • Are you covered by a health insurance plan? Which type?
  • Do you have serious difficulty hearing? Seeing? Concentrating, remembering, or making decisions?
  • Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing?
  • How many times have you been married?
  • When did you last get married?
  • Where did you work last? What’s the address?
  • What time do you leave home to go to work?
  • What is your income?
  • What is your retirement/pension?
  • Do you have a VA disability rating?
  • What’s the most important thing you do at work?
I'd like to know what the federal government intends to do with such information. You can imagine my skepticism about giving up such private information, when a clearly defeated pResident still plans to use his Congresscriminal henchweasels to shove health care deform down our throats through reconciliation, presumably, because “he hasn't explained it well enough” to us woeful simpletons.

You can also imagine that I'd want to know why the government needs to ask me how much money I make … when I'll already be answering that question for the IRS come April 15. They certainly don't need to know my flushing habits, unless it's their edicts that I'm flushing. They don't really need to know “the most important thing I do at work.” After all, I don't work for the federal government. That's information to be kept between my employer and I … because I don't even work for any of the industries the pResident has nationalized.

I think I'll pass on this order, thank you very much.

Naturally, that decision will not sit well with the federal government:
The American Community Survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193, and response is mandatory. According to Section 221, persons who do not respond shall be fined not more than $100. Title 18 U.S.C. Section 3571 and Section 3559, in effect amends Title 13 U.S.C. Section 221 by changing the fine for anyone over 18 years old who refuses or willfully neglects to complete the questionnaire or answer questions posed by census takers from a fine of not more than $100 to not more than $5,000.
I don't care.

First I'll be sending the notification letter back marked, as you saw in the image above, “Return to Community Organizer in Chief.” Next, I'll send the ACS back, and finally the Census, marked the same way. I want to see just how far the federal government is willing to go with this mandate.

Before I'm fined, apparently I'll receive visitation from Census Bureau employees: The ghost of ACORN past, the ghost of ACORN present, and the ghost of ACORN future. (I'm still not convinced the Census Bureau has cut ties with ACORN, and they certainly haven't cut ties with SEIU).

I'm their huckleberry -- although I don't think they'll appreciate climbing my front steps to find me sitting on a bench, holding a loaded AK-47 across my knees, and my subsequent demand that they leave my proprety by their own means ... or mine.

I'm pushing back not because I'm not willing to follow the Framers intent for the Census -- I'm not looking to deliberately scuttle the attempt to apportion the number of seats in the House of Representatives. I'm standing up because this survey is a direct intrusion into my private life, and it's none of the federal government's goddamned business how long my drive is to work or whether I have working plumbing or whether or not I can dress myself.

You should follow the same path. Don't be intimidated by their false threats, by their corny marketing language about wanting to know “how we live as a nation.” It's all bullshit; they want to know who is a productive member of their socialist utopia … and who they can leave behind to rot as useless detritus, unworthy for inclusion in the People's Worker Collective.

Send a message: This pResident needs to learn that he works for you, not the other way around. Tell him he can keep his asinine “community” survey.

Oh, and one more thing: Tell him he can kiss your radical rightwing teabagging mobster racist evil-monger flyover country ass.

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UPDATE: What Hero?

I just got through reading the online suicide note of Joseph Stack, the software engineer who flew his single-engine Piper Cherokee into an Austin, TX, office building. Apparently he not only killed himself but took another person's life as well and injured a dozen more. And he missed the IRS office he was aiming at in the first. This was not only suicide but also murder and assault.

But before setting foot in the cockpit, he sets fire to his house - apparently with his family yet inside! Was he trying to kill them also?

Of course no one in their right mind will condone these actions; my intent is not to affix culpability- Stack alone is responsible for his actions - nor to flail away at the government, although there is a wealth of material to be covered there. I am more interested in the notion being bandied about that Joe Stack is some kind of anti-tax Tea Party hero.

He is not a hero, far from it.

He is also not deranged.

He is most certainly selfish, self absorbed, perhaps narcissistic. Any man who loves his family more than his own life would not have chosen the path he took. His hatred for whatever the government did to him should not have taken precedence over his concern for the welfare of his family. And his blind, breathtaking disregard for the lives of other people stuns me.

His actions are more like that of a spoiled child.

If Joe can't have his way, then Joe is going home.

And he is taking all his marbles with him whether they like it or not.

In retrospect, how bad can life be if you can afford to own and operate a Piper Cherokee PA-28 airplane to visit your clients?

ADMIN UPDATE: For the full text of Stack's suicide note, go here.

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Liars, Clowns, and Thieves #2

Posted on behalf of Jamie


The One has finally met with the Dalai Lama… Let’s see if the Manchurian Candidate carries out his mission.


We wouldn’t want to anger our creditors, the Chinese – put the Dalai Lama out with the garbage.



Iran wants nuclear weapons? Go figure? Who wudda thunk? After all, a country with all that fossil fuel would naturally be desperate for nuclear power… and Iran is on track to be a world leader in nuclear medicine.



What a sissy-boy… can’t take a little heat over a little thing like EVERY piece of data supporting his program turns out to be a fraud? Time for a career change.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Healthcare Protesters Wield Pitchforks, Torches in CT


Tea baggers tea bagged the Connecticut Business and Industry Association this week, menacing the civic organization that provides health insurance to small businesses.

Carrying pitchforks and torches, the tea bagging cluster$%^ of labor unions and health care groups marched down Church Street in Hartford Tuesday night to let the state’s largest business lobby know that they want health care reform.

I guess these tea bagger wannabes never learned from real tea baggers how to do it right.



More here.

(Via Instapundit)
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