Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mrs. Bill Clinton's Buddy Gets 24 Years

Another Clinton crony gets hard time while the Clintons again get away scott free:

NEW YORK - Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy."
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised money for Hillary Rodham Clinton and others, to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws.
In a lengthy criticism of Hsu's fraud, the judge said the former fundraiser used political contributions to win respect and impress investors as he committed campaign finance fraud.
"Mr. Hsu's disgraceful use of political campaigns to perpetuate his Ponzi schemes, as well as his acts of campaign finance fraud, strikes at the very core of our democracy," Marrero said.

Democratic fundraiser is one way to say it, but only to cover for the fact that this guy was a major fundraiser for the Missus in her campaign to become the second-worst president in my lifetime (right behind the current one and in my estimation, just a tad in front of Jimmy Carter):

You might recall that Hsu helped raise more than $2 million ($2.4 million is the figure that sticks in my mind)  for Mrs. Bill Clinton of which The Missus returned $800,000. That's in comparison to $1 million raised for all other Democrat candidates. The Missus OWNS Norman Hsu and he would have owned her had he not be caught and she became president. One of the U.S. Attorneys who prosecuted Hsu try to portray his beneficiaries -- Hillary chief among them -- as "innocent victims of his devious ways". Hillary innocent? To quote the great Wayne Campbell: "as if!" Tell that to Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Brodderick, Susan and Jim McDougal, Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, Johnny Chung, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Kathleen Willey ........

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just Like We Said: "Health Insurance Reform" Has Nothing to Do With Health Insurance Reform

It doesn't have anything to do with "health care" reform -- the last unpopular iteration of the Socialist's attempt to hijack nearly 20% of the economy -- either. If anything proves this, it's the fact that Democrats soundly defeated an attempt by Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning to require them them to actually have a bill and have it analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office at least 72 hours before voting on it.

This was Senator John F'in Kerry's lame excuse for not wanting to know what he was voting for:

Democrats argued that waiting for the legislative languange to be written, and for the CBO to evaluate it, would needlessly delay the process by weeks.
"Let's be honest about it, most people don't read the legislative language," Sen. John Kerry said.
 Presumably this legislative language "most people don't read" would be eerily similar to the HR3200 legislative language that hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans printed, bound and pored over before they attended town hall meetings to quiz their "representatives" on why the legislative language was written in such a way that it deprived people of the right to keep their own health care plans, throwing them into a crappy government plan, set up panels of bureaucrats who decided whether old folks lived or whether they just "took a pill" (to use the death panel denier's phrase), would tax the hell out of employers and employees alike and still run huge deficits and slash hundreds of billions out of Medicare among many other things. No, you're right Mr. F'in Kerry: most people don't read it, most concerned people devoured it.

The bottom line here is this: If these folks really cared about reforming "health insurance", they would have no problem taking the time to expose their plans to the light of day. But this isn't about health care, it's about radically transforming our society by taking complete control of one of the most private and personal aspects of any American's life: Their health care. And this, in turn, gives them the green light to take control of many other aspects of our lives and rob us of our liberty in the name of providing everything for us. They are coming for our "health care" and if they've got our health care, they've got everything.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Will McChrystal Quit if His Boss Continues to Vacillate of Afghanistan?

I have to admire good military men (not ones who will lie for their boss like James Jones) like General Stanley McChrystal who stay on during a provable idiot's presidential administration to attempt to salvage something from the fool's errand that is The Idiot's military and foreign policy. But how long can he keep hanging on as The Messiah (aka The Idiot) walks a tightrope between appeasing his anti-defense buddies on the far left  and understanding that after nearly nine months in office he's going to have to make a tough decision that might piss off his buddies on the left?

Like it or not, The Idiot owns this policy and he's going to have to shake off his leftist bent and realize that the presidency of the United States is the Big Job, not "community organizing" out of the back of an old Honda, the pursuit of which is, in the final analysis, of little consequence to anyone. I've got news for The Idiot: The job he's in now DOES count -- big time -- and when you're the president of the United States, you've got to make tough decisions regardless of whether you're capable of it or not. And it's obvious this moron is utterly incapable of making a decision that is any tougher than where to fly his wife off to for an uber expensive date on the taxpayer dollar.

What's the right decision in this case? Since The Idiot has absolutely no idea what he is doing in any aspect of a job that is way above his head (I mean watch him for a couple of days: He still thinks he's running for president), take the advice of the guy who does know about waging war: The general you put in charge of running the war. If The Idiot doesn't, he may well be abandoned by any real military leaders and find himself surrounded by yes-men like Gates and Jones.

Is anyone besides me struck by the utter absurdity of the talk that the world's Superpower might lose a war against a bunch of rag-tag terrorists worn down by eight years of fighting? It's not because our military isn't the best in the world.Our fighting men and women are second to none. It's not because we don't think our country is the best in the world and worth fighting for against the threat of another terror attack. It's because the president of the United States doesn't think there is anything exceptional about our military or our country: We're just one of a couple hundred other countries around the world to him: No better and no worse. In fact we're dismissive and derisive.

There ought to be a test -- similar to the test we need for voters to ensure we don't end up with an idiot for president -- about the history of American exceptionalism. If you can't write in 500 words or less why this country is exceptional in the world, you shouldn't be able to qualify to run for president and this "president" can't. It would take him more than 500 words to introduce the topic by apologizing for all of our "misdeeds" and by that time he would have forgotten the topic if he ever knew it in the first place.

PS: I don't like the fact that I have to call the president The Idiot, but it increasingly seems that this is the only apt way to describe this man and his ignorant, foolish and dangerous presidency.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama's Tweedle Dee-Tweedle Dum Dum Foreign Policy

The Administration of the Most Exalted Liberal Messiah has a foreign policy that would be humorous if the future of our nation and the world and our status as the world's premier super power weren't at stake.

The very first clue that The Messiah's foreign policy would suck was simply the fact that he's the most radical commie lib ever to hold the office of the presidency of the United States. This is something that wasn't lost on those of us with functioning brains long before he was even the Socialist's (Oh, sorry it's Democrat's, isn't it? There's so little difference between the two these days it's easy to forget that there is supposed to be a difference.) presidential nominee. Now that nearly half the people who voted for him are suffering buyer's remorse, there's little we can do about it except to shake our heads in wonder at the notion that so many people could have actually thought this guy would make a good president.

The second clue that foreign policy wasn't exactly at the top of his priority list is that The Messiah's arch rival, of whom he has little affection for (and she him, I might add) was offered the position of United States Secretary of State as a booby prize and Obama has treated the post exactly like he thinks it's a booby prize even though it should be one of the most important and well-considered cabinet positions. Appointing a crooked lawyer with no credible experience who stood by her man while he received Lewinskies in the White House to what should be one of the most powerful and influential positions in the cabinet doesn't exactly speak well of how he feels about the position that represents the most powerful nation on the face of the earth (before he succeeds in destroying this status).

The most recent (and dangerous) clues that The Messiah could care less about our relationships and status in the world community came last week when Tweedle Dee -- The Messiah himself -- announced on the 70th anniversary of the Russian invasion of Poland that Poland and the Czech Republic could take a long walk off a short pier if they thought that the United States of America could be trusted to make good on their promise to defend these two former Soviet Bloc countries with missile defense. Enter Tweedle Dum One National Security adviser James Jones, admitting that Iran is rapidly developing its missile technology:

White House National Security Adviser James L. Jones says President Obama's decision to abandon a long-range missile defense site in Eastern Europe was driven by U.S. intelligence concerns that Iran is further along than previously thought in developing medium-range missiles that could strike Western Europe and the Middle East with nuclear warheads.

"We think they are heading toward weaponiz[ing] these missiles, which obviously we want to dissuade them from doing," the retired four-star Marine general told The Washington Times, explaining why U.S. officials dramatically shifted from years of focus on guarding against longer-range intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Gen. Jones also acknowledged that the policy shift announced on Thursday will pay "an ancillary benefit" to U.S. efforts to improve relations with Moscow, taking issue with a statement by White House press secretary Robert Gibbs that the change was "not about Russia."

 Makes perfect sense to me: Iran is rapidly developing the capability to nuke Europe so let's pull our plans to put missile defense in Europe. With all due respect to General Jones, God knows how he got to be a four-star Marine general if he actually believes this. This is a bright shining example of the kind of twisted liberal illogic that eventually it will take another rational conservative like Ronald Reagan to get us out of -- if we can outlast the foolish boy president and his destructive policies. The object here is to kiss Iran's ass in hopes of getting them not to nuke Europe or Israel after they develop the nuke that we haven't had any success in getting them to stop building by kissing their asses with the added benefit of getting to kiss the ass of another of our enemies -- Russia -- while simultaneously pissing off our allies Poland and the Czechs and .... Israel who one of The Messiah's trusted advisers -- Tweedle Dum Two Zbigniew Brzeznski -- thinks we should stop from defending itself by shooting its planes out of the sky as it attempts to do what we should have done -- take out Iran's nuclear capabilities:

In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace:
DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America’s worst interest?
Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?
DB: What if they fly over anyway?
Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.
If you are thinking this is utter insanity, utter insanity is vastly understating the case: This is madness borne of some type of serious mental disorder. We all know that liberalism is a mental disorder. But if plain Jane vanilla liberalism is a mental disorder, this commie leftist sickness is akin to the type of disorder that causes a mother to drown five kids in a bathtub.

Thanks, those of you who wanted "change", because this is the "change" we got: The destruction of our status as a world superpower and the creation of the laughing stock of the world that is the U.S. under the Barack Obama foreign policy (or lack thereof). Enemies simultaneously heaping praise on us and flipping us off as they realize they can do pretty much whatever they want to us and the world because we won't do anything to stop them because our brilliant commie lib leaders have decided that having our enemies "like" us is preferable to keeping the world safe for democracy -- even at the expense of hanging our tried and true friends out to dry. It's almost as if Obama hates this country and wants to do his best to destroy our status in the world community. Oh yeah, that's right: He DOES hate this country. Whatever else would cause him to endanger world peace just to keep our enemies happy?
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama Gives the Finger To Poland and the Czech Republic

The Messiah today used the most twisted Orwellian Newspeak to defend his scrapping of fixed missile defense systems for the former Soviet-era states in Eastern Europe:

"This new approach will provide capabilities sooner, build on proven systems and offer greater defenses against the threat of missile attack,"
What "new approach, you may ask? This "new approach":

Under the new plan, the US would initially deploy ships with missile interceptors and in a second phase would field land-based defense systems.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hailed the decision, which removed an issue clouding US efforts to enlist Russian support on Afghanistan, Iran and nuclear arms control.

"We value the US president's responsible approach towards implementing our agreements," Medvedev said in an address shown on national television. "I am ready to continue the dialogue."
Critics accused the White House of dangerous weakness.

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate who lost to Obama in 2008, blasted the move as "seriously misguided" and former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, a leading Bush-era hawk, was scathing.
"It's just unambiguously a bad decision," Bolton said. "Russia and Iran are the big winners. I just think it's a bad day for American national security."

You bet it's a bad day for American national security, just like the guy who should be secretary of state said. And it's little consolation to Poland and the Czechs that The Messiah wants to put a cheaper missile defense system on ships that could be hundreds or thousands of miles away when they are needed to defend them. If we are truly interested in national security and making good on our commitment to defend democracy around the world, why wouldn't we just do both? And a better question is why Russia was even worried about these missile batteries unless they intend to launch missile strikes in Poland or the Czech Republic? An even better question is why in God's name does The Messiah want to kiss the Russian's asses? What possible good can come of it? Here are the answers to these questions, respectively:

* Obama doesn't want to do either: he just uses the bald-faced leftist lie that a cheap ship-based system will make us safer to cover for the fact that he doesn't want to do what we know works: Missile defense of the type we were planning on installing that has been increasing its reliability with every test.

* Russia is rapidly heading down the road back to the old Soviet policies Reagan defeated 20 years ago and communist expasionism is a part of that plan. There is no reason for them to oppose this missile defense unless they have designs on dominating the sovereign nations of Poland and the Czech Republic once again.

* The Messiah wants to kiss Russian butt because it fits with the namby-pamby leftist foreign policy of dissing your friends and talking to your enemies in the hope that if you are really, really, really nice to them that they'll be really, really, really nice to you. This doesn't work, it has never worked, Russian has never given up the old Soviet desire to "bury us" and having the Russian president say good things about us is a bad thing. They are laughing their asses off at our weakness right now.

* No good can come of this. The world is a more peaceful and safer place when the United States is strong and makes it known that we will defend democracy around the world. We use our strength for good unlike any other country in the world and if we're not defending democracy, democracy will die. The Obama foreign policy doctrine is even more dangerous than the Clinton foreign policy doctrine that brought us the last worst terrorist attack on our soil in the history of our country. God knows what Obama's foolish foreign policy will bring.
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Lefty Feingold (and other lefties) Join Republicans in Oposition to Commie Czars

Commie Lib Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold has sent a letter to The Messiah asking him to detail the roles and responsibilities of all those Commie Czars:

Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin joined the anti-czar chorus Wednesday, asking Obama to detail the roles and responsibilities of all of the czars in his administration and to explain why he believes the use of czars is consistent with the Senate’s constitutional power to offer advice and consent on top-level executive branch officials.

“To the extent that this undercuts that role and people are put in the place of Cabinet people and really are the key authorities and you can’t question them, that’s something worth talking about,” Feingold said. “I think it’s a fair point.”

Feingold says he doesn’t know if there are any constitutional violations, but he suggested that he may hold an oversight hearing on the matter.

Although the czar charge has come mostly from the right, Feingold isn’t the only Democrat to voice concerns about the issue.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in an interview Wednesday that there needs to be better Senate oversight, although she was quick to add that some czar critics have incorrectly labeled a number of Senate-confirmed administration officials as White House czars.

If Commie Russ doesn't know if there are any Constitutional violations then he better borrow a copy of the U.S. Constitution from a conservative and read it. We know he doesn't have much use for the Constitution ordinarily, but I bet he can't find anything in there that authorizes an unaccountable shadow government to be put in place without the advice and consent of the Senate comprised mainly of leftist wackos who have among other things declared their undying affection for Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, called Republicans assholes and advocated the kind of population control they have in Communist China.

The fact is that most of the cabinet secretaries -- the most corrupt and meddling first lady  of the 20th Century, Tiller the baby killer's favorite governor, the lapdog at defense, Tim Tax Cheat Geithner et. al. -- are bad enough, even though most of them are just for show. After all, when's the last time Mrs. Bill Clinton did anything important in her role as secretary of state? And the only thing Kathleen Sebelius is good at is standing next to Obama at press conferences looking like the perfect old hag. But the folks who really reflect The Messiah's ideology are the czars and Feingold is right: We need to know just what the hell these folks are doing and what the extent of their authority is.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Update: The List of Senators Voting In Favor of ACORN's Support of Child Prostitution

Thanks to Hot Air Blog, here is the list of seven senators who apparently have no problem supporting child prostitution and tax evasion with our tax dollars:

  • Dick Durbin (D-IL) Fax: 202-228-0400
  • Roland Burris (D-IL) Fax: 202-228-3333
  • Robert Casey (D-PA) Fax: 202-228-0604
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Fax: 202-228-0282
  • Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Fax: 202-224-3479
  • Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Fax: 202-228-0776
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Fax: 202-228-6362
Personally, I prefer the fax contact myself. The web forms are stupid and designed specifically to keep you from sending broadcast emails to multiple politicians. Call offices like I have many times, and the phone is more than likely going to be answered by someone who, like the lefty they work for, is a pompous male sexual appendage who could give a rat's ass what you have to say and will be damned if they will pass it on to your "representative". Loading up fax machines with stacks of paper all over Capitol Hill gives every lefty you send it to a hard copy of your frustration. And with an Internet fax service such as MyFax.com, you can send one sharply worded fax to every lefty on your list. I usually send a copy to every fax machine in every office of my buddy Tom Harkin. By now he's pretty clear on the fact that I don't like him none too much. At least Harkin didn't vote to support the child-whoring pimp assistance program run by at least four ACORN offices.

These folks need to hear from you regardless of whether or not they are from your state. When one senator votes to support child prostitution, it taints the entire senate and makes the United States of America look foolish (this Congress and this Administration are good at that, aren't they?).

Folks that might be inclined to write these idiots and tell them what they think are generally smart enough to know exactly what they want to say, but telling them that sanctioning child prostitution by voting to continue to fund a group that wanted to provide funds for the purchase of a brothel with our tax dollars is nearly as bad as the act itself and they should be ashamed would be a good start.
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The Silence is Deafening

As the Senate votes overwhelmingly to eliminate government funding to ACORN,  still the lefty Obama media is dead silent on the issue of proven ACORN corruption. Fox News reported this morning that in the last week there has been but one mention each on CBS, NBC and ABC.

And still the scandal grows.

As if these ACORN workers in three locations weren't stupid enough to be taken in by the most unlikely looking "pimp" and "prostitute" in world history, apparently Glenn Beck will reveal a fourth tape that is purported to be more damning that the other three.

Here's a question I'd like to have answered: Has anyone asked The Family Guy Robert Gibbs if The Messiah has any comment about the rampant corruption going on at his former employer? Presumably, The Messiah would have been in the position of having to defend the practice of advising pimps and prostitutes on how to set up teen sex rings that fly under the IRS's radar had this occurred just a few short years ago. Yet no one has asked for a comment. I know Fox News would have had it if a comment had been made but I haven't seen it.

There are seven senators who voted to continue funding this type of corruption and I'm sure they'd like to hear from all of us. I'll put their names and contact info up later today.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Census Bureau Drops ACORN

Apparently advising "clients" on how to set up a prostitution business that will fly under the IRS's radar while claiming the illegal minor sex slaves as "dependents" was just a little too much for even the Obama Census Bureau. They've fired ACORN as a contractor for the 2010 census:

The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud.

"We do not come to this decision lightly," Census Director Robert Groves wrote in a letter to ACORN, which was obtained by the Associated Press.
I'm sure you don't Mr. Groves. I mean, how are you going to break this to the ACORN Corporate Lawyer In Chief Barack Obama? I wonder if the community organizer come president of the frickin' United States of America will have any more to say about the blatantly illegal and perverted actions of his ACORN colleagues than he did about the resignation of his buddy the Communist Van Jones who thinks Republicans are assholes and presumably thinks rational conservatives are something more than assholes. Don't bet on it. And don't bet that the leftist Obama sycophants at NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN will ask their Messiah about it either. 

In splitting with ACORN, Mr. Groves sought to tamp down Republican concerns and negative publicity that the partnership would taint the 2010 head count.
Taint the headcount, Mr. Groves? Whatever gave you that idea? Couldn't be that it's a good bet that the group that was responsible for 90% of the documented cases of voter fraud in the 2008 election might also be planning to tamper with the census? 
 "It is clear that ACORN's affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts," Mr. Groves wrote.
I wasn't encouraged to cooperate with the Obama census bureau in the first place Mr. Groves but even less encouraged when I knew ACORN was going to be involved. So I guess that puts me back at just generally not likely to cooperate with the census takers and not vehemently opposed to cooperating. After all, until they are caught aiding and abetting child prostitution rings Americorps will still be involved in the census. 

Thank God for two young conservative activists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles -- 25 and 20 years old respectively -- for their courageous journalism. You won't hear about this on the mainstream media -- HELLO 60 Minutes or John Quinones -- because it doesn't fit their agenda. 60 minutes will continue to do ridiculous "exposes" on things like Darth Vader Cheney's ties to the "torture" of terrorists and Quinones will continue to do actual entrapment stories that attempt to trick people to see how they react to ridiculous scenarios like whether or not white people will render aid to a half-Black, half-Hispanic lesbo feminazi hermaphrodite that appears to be lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk.

Now that this corruption has been laid bare for all the world to see, it's time to investigate the crime syndicate that is ACORN -- and its ties to its most famous alumnus. I'll bet there's a tale of corruption there that could bring down the communist thug who sits in the Oval Office. I'll also bet that absolutely nothing will be done about this because nobody in the halls of power or in the leftist media cares to find out.
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Monday, September 07, 2009

Hangin' with the Commies on Labor Day

That's what The Messiah's going to be doing: Winging his way -- on the taxpayer dollar -- to an AFL-CIO picnic in Cincinnati, Ohio. Yes, The Messiah is on the presidential election payback tour, giving thanks to unions for the hundreds of millions of dollars they gave to get him elected and the tens of millions they are still spending to lobby congress in support of The Messiah's agenda.

While the AFL-CIO web site expounds ad nauseum about the wonderful things unions -- particularly the AFL-CIO -- do for "workers", the facts are that Labor Day 2009 finds union membership at it's lowest level ever, mainly due to the fact that "workers" are waking up to the fact that they aren't getting a whole hell of a lot for the $25-$100 or more they pay a month in union dues.

If they aren't getting anything out of the $300-$1200+ a year they pay in union dues, the unions sure are. UnionFacts.com reports that AFL-CIO President John Sweeney makes nearly $300,000 a year in salary to say nothing of bonuses and other perks, all paid $25 at a time from the dues of people making around one tenth as much. And there are nine other people in the AFL-CIO leadership that make salaries of at least $159,000 a year and more. These numbers are probably higher because UnionFacts.org gets the information government-required filings that are usually a couple years old.

What do the "workers" get for this extravagant payroll? Well, ask any United Auto Workers worker (or former worker) what the UAW's extravagant payroll got them. For some of them, it got them fired, for others it got their pay and benefits cut. For retirees, it got uncertainty out of what was supposed to be a rock-solid retirement. For everyone affiliated with General Motors and Chrysler, the unions drove these companies into the arms of the federal government making everyone from the Obama-installed CEO to the line worker essentially a postal worker that makes cars.

But we were talking about the AFL-CIO weren't we? Well those folks haven't fared any better. Unemployment is running as high now than it was the last time a solid conservative had to step in to the presidency to bail out another liberal idiot and his failed economic policies. The AFL-CIO supports the Employee Free Choice Act which is intended to eliminate choice and force employees to become "workers" in unions before they even realize what is going on. The AFL-CIO are also huge backers of Obamacare, which is now apparently a plan to transform health care as we know it into crappy government health care that some Obama staffers are feverishly writing in two days so The Messiah has something to talk about on Wednesday other than the crappy House bill. I wonder how most AFL-CIO "workers" would like to trade the actual health insurance they have now for the government crap John Sweeney supports?  

The simple fact of the matter is that unions are a drain on the resources of companies and add no value to the "worker's" bottom line or the companies bottom line. The HR departments of some companies spend half their time dealing with "grievances" involving minor issues like discipline or time off -- time that could be better spent servicing employees on a one-on-one basis to improve the quality of their employment. Unions focus on seniority rather than incentives for pay for performance. You can do the crappiest job in the world and as long as you were the first man standing, you're going to get the big bucks, regardless of the quality of your work. Also, if you happen to be a union worker who is "downsized" or laid off, as many have been these days, and you have to go out and look for work in the 85+% of companies that aren't union companies, it's highly likely that your inflated wages and limited skills in your old position may render you utterly unemployable at a competitive wage. For example, in a typical union shop, like Maytag which used to be headquartered just a few miles east of here before the UAW bankrupted it, maintenance mechanics did one thing. You worked on mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or welding etc. and got paid the big bucks to do that one job. If you were an electrician and got out to the job only to find that it required a mechanic, you called the mechanic and stood there while he came out to the line and fixed it -- an utterly unsustainable arrangement and the reason Maytag no longer exists. When Maytag closed and these folks were canned, they found that other more profitable companies required more skills for less money. If all you could to was weld and Maytag paid you $25 an hour to do it, you were of no use to most employers who required you to know a little of everything and paid you $7-$8 less an hour to do it.

Of course, The Messiah and his commie-lib union cronies won't be mentioning declining union membership and Big Labor's manifold failures over the last 40 years that have left its "workers" a whole lot lighter in the wallet for having to pay the fat-cat union bosses salaries and benefits and no better off personally than they would be -- in many cases less -- than without union representation. They probably won't be mentioning their bold attempt to increase union membership and rob employees of choice via the "Employee Free Choice Act". Obama will lie about how the economy is getting better because we're still losing jobs but not as many. And then there will be the lie about the wonderful things Big Labor has done for its "workers" lately.

So happy Labor Day union folks and enjoy the fruits of your labor while you can. It won't be long before increasing taxes and worthless dues paid to worthless fat-cat labor bosses will be sucking up all the money you use for the leisure activities you pursue on Labor Day and every other holiday.
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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Health Care (Insurance?) Reform: The Third Time's Still Crap

First, it was the House bill -- HR3200, which would have been passed and on its way to the Senate if Pelosi, Obama and Harry Reid had their way. Then we heard that the Senate had a bill and six senators -- including three Republicans, one of them a doddering old fool from Iowa -- were working feverishly to compromise our liberties away. Now, apparently, the Messiah's administration is working on their own bill for The Messiah to tout when he gives his second joint session speech on health care in six weeks.

On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace was reporting that The Administration of the Exalted Messiah will have answers to every question about health care reform, health insurance reform or whatever they decide to call it in the 82nd reinvention of the reason we need to "transform" the best health care system in the world into some kind of crappy hybrid of the Canadian, British and Cuban health care systems.

What it boils down to is this: Like all of us rational folks have been saying for the last 16 years -- since back when the Clinton syndicate tried to wreck health care: This has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with control. We'll whip up a plan in several months, a couple weeks, hell, we'll whip up a plan overnight if we need to. Public option, no public option, a trigger, death panels, no death panels, whatever the hell it takes to get the slimy Blue Dogs and a few Rinos on board, that's what we'll do, by God. Because it's about control and it's about usurping our liberties at any cost. If they control our health care, they control our lives and that's the goal.

Wonder if Obama will read his plan?

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Commie-Czar Van Jones Resigns

The Messiah's communist, racist "green jobs czar" has resigned.

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's environmental adviser Van Jones, who became embroiled in a controversy over past inflammatory statements, has resigned his White House job after what he calls a "vicious smear campaign against me." The resignation, announced early Sunday, came as Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate.
Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs" with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans. 
 As you might have guessed, the rest of this story is similarly misleading.

It's no wonder normal people can't figure out what's going on these days because you have to read every news story two and three times to try to get past the pro-Obama bias. In this case, the "vicious smear campaign" against Jones consisted of telling the truth about who he is and what he does. The notion that Jones was being "smeared" is as ridiculous as the notion that we are going to revive our economy by spurning the three tried and true sources of the energy to power it -- coal, gas and nuclear power -- and spur the economy back to rampant prosperity by focusing on "environmental friendly green jobs" whatever the hell those are.

Jones was and is a communist. He signed on to the wacko lefty 9/11 truther movement. He claims that white people are dumping environmental pollutants into Black neighborhoods. And he called Republicans a-holes. And all this is just the beginning. He's gone now and good riddance to bad commie. 

One Commie Czar down, 43 to go.

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Just Who Are the Astroturf Protesters?

It appears that the lefties are the "Astroturf" protesters. Check out this video from Fox News that has been circulating for the last couple of days. Apparently, this guy is from HealthcareNow!, and is quite obviously training the drone mob to mindlessly shout out his pet slogan whenever a rational person attempting to exercise their free speech rights tries to speak up.

Does this surprise anyone? It certainly doesn't surprise those of us who have been turning up at health care town halls completely on our own with our own signs and our own questions about turning 1/7 of the entire economy over to a bunch of bureaucrats who can't even run the smaller health care programs they are in charge of now.

When I went to my first town hall last month -- Tom Harkin's town hall in "the hood", supposedly friendly territory for Harkin -- there were four of us out on the sidewalk with signs and 90% of the people inside were as opposed to government-run health care as we were. At Chuck Grassley's town hall a week or so later, a good 80% of us had assembled, through grassroots networking and entirely on our own, to oppose government-run health care. By the time the last Friday of the Iowa State Fair rolled around, the Astroturf support of Obamacare had begun to surface. Despite a widely-circulated email encouraging hundreds of people to show up in support of government-run health care and even buses to bring them from better than a hundred miles away, they got 30 drones with pre-printed MoveOn signs to our dozen opponents assembled entirely on our own with out own signs. By the time Leonard Boswell had his town hall a week or so later, MoveOn, SEIU, AFL-CIO, HealthcareNOW! and Obama's propaganda outfit Organizing for America, managed to bus in hundreds of Astroturfers and outnumber the citizen opponents 3 to one. The evidence of this is in the fact that although there were 500 people, the parking lot was barely full. I would imagine that most of the cars came from the hundred or so os us rational opponents who opposed Obamacare.

This isn't all. Every one of the Obamacare opponents who show up are passionate about their cause. They all come ready to ask questions and challenge the bureaurcrats that want to "transform" the best health care system in the world into the worst. They come armed with binders filled with HR3200, they've read it and they know what's in it better than the politician they came to challenge. They know when they are being lied to which is why you hear boos when lefty politicians like Leonard Bsowell mumble under their breath that he thinks Obamacare is Constitutional. The drones on the other hand don't have much to say. They show up, an organizer hands them a pre-printed sign and they sit. Occasionally, they get up and whine and cry about their individual health care situation. But there is no passion from most of them. Typical of someone who is stupid enough to believe the lies of a liberal politician, they are passionless drones: "Mine is not to question why, mine is just to blindly do as the HealthcareNOW! Astroturf organizer tells me." Just like a good little commie drone.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Messiah Receives Another Communist Endorsement

This endorsement is from the Big Kahuna -- the guy who took his island country from a thriving democracy to abject poverty in the space of ten short years using Communism and only had to slaughter tens of thousands of dissidents to do it. Yes, we're talking about Fidel Castro:

HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday.
In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the "powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way."
Obama does not want to change the U.S. political and economic system, but "in spite of that, the extreme right hates him for being African-American and fights what the president does to improve the deteriorated image of that country," Castro wrote.
"I don't have the slightest doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him down, blocking his program to get him out of the game one way or another, at the least political cost," he said.
Back in July, we reported that Sam Webb, the head of the Communist Party USA gave the fledgling Obama Administration high marks. But this endorsement is nothing compared to the endorsement of a "leader" who has been using Communism to destroy his country for 50 years now. And destroy it he did. Now he praises The Messiah for making "positive changes" (presumably nationalization of banks and auto companies, the attempts to cripple our economy with confiscatory taxes on common atmospheric gasses and the wholesale destruction of the best health care system in the world among many other things).

Isn't it funny how the crusty old communist's rhetoric regarding conservative objections to the Obama agenda mirrors that of the radical lefties in Washington? In fact, California Congresswoman Diane Watson said almost exactly the same thing as Castro did about the folks who have legitimate objections to the radical Obama agenda. Neither one of them having the facts, reason or logic on their side, they result to smear tactics to attempt to distract people from the fact that they have no facts, are completely unreasonable and utterly illogical. Watson said Castro was one of the most brilliant leaders she ever met and praised his health care system -- you know the health care system that wasn't good enough to treat Castro's cancer.

This whole thing has gone from being funny to being deadly serious. First we have a neutered communist nut from the United States -- virtually powerless -- proclaiming his love for Obama. Now we have a guy who has 50 years of experience in the communist oppression business praising Obama. Most of us aren't old enough to remember that Cuba was every bit the thriving democracy that we were in the 50s. Castro's revolution turned it in to a poverty-ridden slime hole where citizens are lucky to have toilet paper much less decent health care. And this change happened in a decade or less -- the blink of an eye in the annals of world history. In more modern times, Catro's protege' is doing this same thing in Venezuela. Juxtapose the high praise communists have for Obama with the history Castro and Chavez have of turning thriving democracies into crap in the blink of an eye and the fact that Obama has 44 unaccountable "czars" -- many of them with communist leanings -- infesting the White House. Throw in the fact that Obama has nationalized banks and car companies, and has designs on the nationalization of health care and the destruction of industry with ridiculous taxes on common atmospheric gasses and it's down right scary.

There were plenty of dissenters when Castro hijacked Cuba's democracy and Castro slaughtered or imprisoned the ones who didn't escape. There are plenty of dissenters in Venezuela and they are being systematically eliminated. One of Obama's "czars" -- Van Jones -- has praised Hugo Chavez's efforts to silence the media and take over business. If we don't fight hard enough we could be talking 50 years from now about the thriving democracy that WAS the United States of America.

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