Monday, December 06, 2010

Motor Trend's Enviro-Wacko Idiocy: Chevy Volt Car of the Year

Yes. it cost twice as much as a similar vehicle and runs on premium gas. No, it's not a high-end BMW or Mercedes. It's the "electric" Chevy Volt and it's Motor Trend's 2011 car of the year. 

Electric cars don't work, they've never worked and there's no electric car that proves this better than the Chevy Volt -- the "electric" car Motor Trend's editors are slobbering all over. "101 mph and 127 mpg" is what the headline on their car of the year issue is screaming this month. What a happy load of crap. 

Did you think the Volt was actually an electric car? That's a perfectly understandable mistake. It isn't. What the Volt actually is is a gas car with an engine that runs a generator which charges a battery which powers the car rather than just using the gas engine to power the wheels. So it uses one source of energy -- gas -- to create another source of energy -- electricity. Perfectly idiotic and inefficient. Imagine the folks at Trek or some other bicycle manufacturer producing a bike where the pedals turn not a gear set that turns the rear wheel but instead powers a tiny generator hooked to a motor that powers the rear wheel and you have an idea of the idiocy of the Volt.

So the "electric" Volt is really a gas Volt (might as well call it the Fart). As far as the fuel efficiency of the Volt's gas motor goes, it's no more efficient than your typical sub-compact beater like the Chevy Aveo -- 37-42 mpg from what I've been able to gather. The BS about the "127 mpg" lies in the fact that Volt cheerleaders like MT dump the car's minuscule all-electric cruising range -- 25 - 50 miles, or less than 15% of it's total cruising range -- into the total mileage figures. The simple fact of the matter is that this car spends 85% or better of it's time running a gas motor that gets about 40 mpg. In other words, if you don't actually drive a Volt like most normal people drive their cars, the Volt is an "electric" car. But for a Volt buyer who actually has to get to work and back home, then get to the store, then get junior to basketball practice, then get back home again all in one day, the Volt is a gas car that is a highly sophisticated, better looking Chevy Aveo or Toyota Yaris for better than twice the price.

Did I say better than twice the price? Why yes I did. The 4-passenger Chevy Volt costs more than $40,000. Even with the government's $7500 welfare payment (I mean tax credit) it costs damn near $33,000. Gonna be a whole lot of families buying these, aren't there? Compare this to a typical minivan that comes loaded with a dual screen DVD system, dual zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a great sound system and a host of other amenities, and holds up to eight people for well under $40,000. Which is the more practical vehicle? Sure the minivan only gets about 20 mpg but try throwing six people and all their luggage into ONE Chevy Volt for a trip to grandma's house in Pasadena from out here in flyover country. Ain't gonna happen, bud. This kind of trip takes ONE minivan that gets about 25 mpg on the highway. It would take TWO Volts (minimum) at 42 mpg.Where's the savings there? And which is the more environmentally friendly of the two choices? Obviously the one that carries all the people and luggage on four tires with one gas tank and one motor. Which means that the impracticality of this "car of the year" reduces it to a novelty item for rich Hollywood types to drive as a testament to their enviro-Nazi bonafides. The same could be said for a bunch of slobbering enviro-nazi car editors -- the Volt is, in fact, a novelty item that a bunch of  "car editors" on a pilgrimage to An Inconvenient Truth land can plaster on their battle flag to make enviro-Nazis think that all car magazine editors aren't evil incarnate.

And what of the dependability and durability of the Volt? It's pretty easy for a car magazine to flog the hell out of an "electric" car for a few days and pronounce it fit for duty. How's this thing going to hold up in 50,000 or 100,000 or even 150,000 miles? We already know that current hybrids require expensive battery replacements after 100,000 miles or less. We're talking five or six grand a pop -- more than what it costs to replace an internal combustion engine. And if you maintain your gas-powered car you can go for literally hundreds of thousands of miles without an engine rebuild or replacement. How well do you suppose a battery that is potentially in charge mode 85% of the time is going to hold up after years of use?    

Verdict (as if you couldn't guess): The Volt is a moronic vehicle designed for morons. It's just the latest example of the idiocy of  premature "green" technology that should have been stillborn (those wind turbines that require a fleet of trucks and an armada of pilot vehicles to get them to their destination are another). This type of dysfunctional technology (an "electric" car being powered indirectly by a gas engine, for God's sake) is a perfect example of what you get when the government mandates and incentivizes stupidity in the name of "saving the planet". Do you honestly think the Volt would stand a chance in a free marketplace -- without giving incentives to offset a huge chunk of the bloated cost? (By the way, did you know that the feds have orders in for tens of thousands of them? Nothing like the feds purchasing tens of thousands of these gas-fueled generators to skew the sales figures.) And while Motor Trend is heaping car of the year honors on this Rube Goldberg contraption that uses gas to power an engine that runs a generator that simultaneously recharges batteries and powers the car, the federal government is blocking nearly all attempts to boost our energy independence using the hundreds of billions of barrels of domestic oil and natural gas we are awash in. Meanwhile, our arch enemy China is buying up all the offshore oil leases it can get its hands on while our president places a seven-year moratorium on our own offshore oil drilling causing drilling rigs to take off for other parts of the world to extract oil for China and Venezuela and other enemy countries. Leading the charge in this crazy back-asswards scenario, you have a bunch of nuts at a car magazine championing a by-product of the politicians attempts to make us all victims of their stupidity. Sorry Motor Trend, I won't be buying your idiotic magazine anymore but maybe you'll be able to pick up a couple envirno-Nazi subscribers.
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Friday, December 03, 2010

White House: Failure to Extended Unemployment Benefits will Cost Jobs

Six hundred thousand of them to be exact.

How is this for convoluted logic? Not paying people to stay out of the workforce longer will cause MORE people to be unemployed?

How many liberals does it take to come up with a coherent economic policy? None, because no matter how many leftists you have they can't come up with a coherent economic policy and nothing proves it better than this idiocy brought to you by Austan Goolsbee (How's that for a great name for a leftist economic adviser?) and the rest of Obama's council of economic advisers.

I have the utmost sympathy for folks who are unemployed in this economy. But the simple fact of the matter is that many just aren't doing everything they can to find a job -- any job. Case in point, one poor woman -- a guest on a Fox Business program last night -- who was one of the 99ers -- she ran through 99 weeks of benefits. She said she had been to several temp agencies looking for work and had sent out dozens of resumes. As one of the regulars pointed out, this isn't good enough and proves the point that the longer you extend unemployment benefits, the easier it is to prolong a job search. You have to be ready to do ANYTHING you have to do to get a job -- any job. Not sit around looking for the perfect job while whining that even the temp services don't have anything for you. There are very few places in this country where you are going to find your "perfect" job. The Obama economy has seen to that. You have to get out there and take anything available -- and there are SOME jobs out there in most markets -- while looking for the job you want.

This is easy to say for someone who has a job, right? Get out there and try to find one and you'll see how hard it is. I'm not saying looking for a job is easy. In fact it's downright impossible in some areas of the country (mostly ones like Michigan or New York where liberals are exclusively in charge). But if I found myself out of a job, I'd take anything available while conducting a search. Work at night and search during the day. Work during the day and search at night. Do everything in your power to get SOME money coming in. Sitting around and moping about your lack of work becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Make your own job. Do something! You have to search for a job from day one as if it's the last day of your last week of your unemployment benefit period. Extending unemployment benefits makes it less likely -- not more likely -- people are going to be hungry enough to REALLY search for a job. To say that not extending unemployment benefits will create more unemployment is utterly moronic. But in this day and age, we just have to get used to having the morons in charge be the norm. And to say that Austan Goolsbee and his boss are morons is a vast understatement.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Big Lib Union Dropping Health Care for Kids

I know, I know -- what union isn't a big lib union? But as big lib unions go the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is one of the biggest and lib-est. And Andy Stern, recent ex-president of the SEIU is a big Obama buddy. You'll recall that a year or so ago, the "most transparent administration" (at least in the last 22 months or so) released a visitor list that showed Stern most prolific visitor to the White House during the Administration of the Fallen Messiah. He also was a major strategist behind the ramrodding of vastly unpopular ObamaCare through the congress in the dark of the night. So one might consider it odd that a big Obama backer and ObamaCare pusher's union would be kicking member's kids out of their health care plan.

Why are they kicking kids out of their health care plan?:

The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the state’s health department and new national health-insurance requirements.

 In other words we're a bunch of hypocrites, we're admitting that ObamaCare is an utter failure even before it begins and it's going to cost us an arm and a leg.So screw the kids, let someone else (the taxpayer) pay for them.

Isn't socialism wonderful, kids?
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

18 ACORN Workers Convicted of Fraud

It's no coincidence that when you do a news search for ACORN these days, the top hits are mostly about tasty ways to prepare acorn squash. The last thing in the world the lapdog liberal media would want to do is to shine the spotlight on the evil doings of a crooked activist group with ties to their Messiah. Fortunately, there is Fox News to tell the story for us:

The scandal-plagued ACORN may no longer exist, but its tarnished legacy lives on in court, as the activist group and its former employees face criminal punishment.
So far this year, at least 18 former workers have admitted guilt or been convicted on varying charges of election fraud. The punishment has ranged from probation to several months of prison time.
ACORN, once a powerful advocate for low-income and minority voters, shuttered its operations amid plummeting revenues in March, six months after conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute caught on video some of the group's employees offering them tax advice.
But the group is still facing charges in Nevada on conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters.The trial, originally scheduled to begin Monday, has been postponed likely until next year.
Former workers across the country already are being punished for their criminal activities

Two things to wonder about in the wake of one of the biggest conservative election blow-outs in modern political history:

1. Would the lapdog liberal media be as silent about election fraud were there a scintilla of evidence that any was committed by conservative groups? Hell no! We'd be talking about it from 30 seconds after the election returns began coming in on November 2 until after the 2012 election when if God is smiling on us, Barack Obama will have his ass handed to him on a sliver platter. The fact that proves that there is no conservative voter fraud is that the liberal media isn't talking about voter fraud.

2. How many of the razor-thin wins for liberals would have been wins for conservatives had the liberals not engaged in massive voter fraud as they always do during every election cycle? I submit to you that Sharon Angle, Dino Rossi, Joe Miller and others would be senators-elect right now because liberals HAVE to cheat to win -- they can't win any other way.

The proof is in their actions: 

1. The Obama injustice department refuses to prosecute clear voter intimidation caught on tape because it was committed by Black Panthers.

2. Liberals consistently oppose voter ID laws on the basis that voters will somehow be "disenfranchised". Who among us would be opposed to showing an ID at the polls?

3. Nearly all of the attempts to make it more "convenient" (like going to the polls on the appointed day to elect your leaders in the best country on the face of the earth is inconvenient) to vote are supported by liberals because they dramatically increase the opportunity for voter fraud. Many of these early voter initiatives are now so accepted that the associated fraud has been institutionalized into the process.

Consider Iowa's early voter process which allows people to go to the "polls" at libraries around the state and cast their ballots up to one month early. Somehow each and every one of those ballots has to be guarded all day and then make it to one centralized collection point on a daily basis.Most states now have similar processes.  No opportunity for fraud there -- no, not at all.  Isn't it funny how, when caught in close races, liberals always seem to "find" misplaced  ballots that benefit them and result in scum like Al Franken pulling out close wins? Liberal wins brought to you by election fraud made possible by these types of initiatives.

Ever wonder why liberals are interested in bringing 12 million illegals "out of the shadows"? So they can escort them right "out of the shadows" and into the voting booth. I've witnessed the phenomenon of liberal groups trying to pressure people into allowing non-eligible voters to get to the polls to vote myself. If it happens out here in flyover country, imagine how bad it must be in states literally teeming with ineligible immigrants and outright illegal immigrants?While liberals are always interested in getting voting rights for legal and illegal aliens and felons, they never seem to be interested in making sure our fighting men and women overseas aren't "disenfranchised". The proof is in the fact that they have to vehemently deny that they want to purposely "disenfranchise" military voters while at the same time disenfranchising military voters. BTW, did we ever solve the issue of whether The Messiah's home state was going to be able to getting military voters their ballots in time? Probably not since service members vote overwhelmingly conservative.

Bottom line here is that these 18 ACORN crooks are just the tip of the iceberg. Liberal Democrat voter fraud is all around us but you wouldn't know it because the lapdog liberal media is more interested in telling you how to cook the perfect acorn squash than it is uncovering rampant voter fraud on the side of the team they are rooting for.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bad, Bad North Korea

Don't you feel so much safer with a peacenick as president? Is the world a safer place with a U.S. president who genuflects to every tin-pan dictator? The answer to these questions are no and no which is exactly why North Korea is on the brink of re-firing the Korean war and we are left helplessly issuing "strong condemnations" and begging China to talk Kim Jong Il's punk kid and his rogue government into into backing down.

Not to belabor this point but elections have consequences and one of the direct consequences of the last presidential election -- as any common-sense conservative could have told you at the time -- is that we have become the laughing stock of the world.

In the last two years we have been treated to absurd images of a president of the United States of America bowing to Saudi kings, sitting politely through Daniel Ortega's rant against the Great Satan, offering an outstretched hand to the mental patient who heads the government of Iran, sputtering and stammering in protest as North Korea becomes increasingly belligerent and kills 50 South Korean sailors. And now, the pinnacle of our weakness -- the SECOND attack on South Korea by the tyrant to its north.

And truthfully, this isn't even the pinnacle of our weakness because North Korea is merely testing the waters at this point. Daddy got away with whatever he wanted to. Now the little boy is seeing how far he can push it. The answer, of course, will be as far as he damn well pleases. And he ain't done pushing. Now we're in the uncomfortable position of begging a what used to be a backwards third-world nation a mere 25 years ago to appeal its friends Kim Jong Il and his little boy to pretty-please stop bombing and killing people in the free, prosperous, democratic republic of South Korea. And it's kind of a fine line when that formerly backwards third world nation (which is quickly becoming an economic and military superpower) is propping up your profligate spending by buying hundreds of billions of dollars of your debt.

To any one who wants to persist in the bogus argument that we're safer with a "can't we all just get along" foreign policy, you're an utter fool -- just like the court jester on the world stage we unfortunately have to refer to as the president of the United States. At least for another 787 days and 18 hours.
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"Net Neutralilty": Coming to an Internet Near You By Christmas

Yes, neutering conservative opinion on the Internet is something that the Obama FCC is intent on taking up before Christmas.

The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it has postponed its December meeting by about one week to Dec. 21, sparking a flurry of speculation that the agency did so to prepare for a vote on net neutrality.

“An extra week will help us evaluate potential agenda items for December,” said Jen Howard, a spokeswoman for the FCC.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to introduce a proposal that would be under its questionable legal jurisdiction over broadband service providers, according to Stifel Nicholaus analyst Rebecca Arbogast. And the chairman is in the difficult position of now having to convince two Democratic commissioners who have pushed him to reassert authority over broadband services so he can implement rules against discrimination of content on Internet networks.

Analysts said the delay was probably created so Genachowski could garner support for a majority 3 to 2 vote on a final rule.

"We suspect the Democrats could ultimately support a Title I order, but they may seek some sort of concessions on this or other matters," Arbogast wrote in a research note Tuesday.

Let's not fool ourselves about what is going on here: We're not talking about fairness and "neutrality" any more than the "employee free choice" act is about employee free choice or "Social Security" is social security or the "Fairness Doctrine" is about fairness. Any time you have a liberal concept with a seemingly innocuous name (or a friendly-sounding name for that matter)it is always, without exception, cover for an evil concept. In this case, the evil concept is limiting conservative speech in the name of "fairness". Meanwhile, you're not going to hear anything about "neutralizing" the speech of George Soros-funded liberal hate groups because they practice the type of speech leftists like Obama approve of.

The simple fact of the matter is this: Liberals hate the fact that they can't succeed in the free market of ideas on talk radio and cable. The only reason why they succeed on the Internet is because leftist fat cats like Soros and others fund them. Liberals are perfectly okay with free speech as long as the opinions match their leftist ideology. But in a country where more than twice as many citizens self-identify as conservative as they do liberal, the liberal elite HATE free conservative speech. With the window closing on any legislative opportunities to limit conservative free speech, Obama's leftist FCC thinks they can just decree limits on conservative speech in the name of "neutrality". Hello China, hello Venezuela. Google, are you ready to talk to lefty Genachowski about parameters for limiting web searching in the Union of United Socialist States of America? Wouldn't want people to be able to have free access to information on "freedom" and "liberty". Gotta keep those nuts who "cling to their guns and religion" in line.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

See How Much Your Taxes Are Going Up

For those of you who don't know it already, something to think about before you walk into that booth to cast your vote on Tuesday Nov. 2: Your taxes are going up and you can find out how much right here.

Who do you have to thank for this? Barack Obama and his Merry Band of Middle Class Robin Hoods -- robbing from the Middle Class to spread the wealth around. These are the folks who stubbornly refused to stop this tax increase even though The Messiah, Barack Obama, self-proclaimed Master of the Universe, has loudly proclaimed for months now that Americans who earn less than $200,000 a year "won't pay a penny more" in taxes. Have you heard Obama out there lately loudly proclaiming his commitment to keeping tax rates the same as they are now?  Didn't think so. And so payroll managers all over the country are preparing to foist the massive tax increase brought to you courtesy of Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi onto Middle Class paychecks come January 1, 2011. How massive? Check the chart.

Just for fun, let's check the chart together. Single and earning $40,000? Get ready to pay another $160 a month. Married with the same income? $140 a month extra. Maybe you earn a little more. Twice as much? Well, congratulations, buddy. You're rich and you surely should be able to afford that roughly $450 extra a month out of your check if you're married. But if you earn $80,000 a year and get divorced, your hit is about $160 a month LESS at that income. Why? Because at $80,000 a year (most of you will agree that this is hardly "rich") you're rich enough to get dinged by the vanishing correction that eliminated the marriage penalty. Yes that evil George Bush's tax cuts not only lowered income taxes for everyone, they eliminated a little quirk in the tax code that charged married couples a higher tax rate than single people above a certain income level. Another thing to keep in mind: If you're married, we're only talking about one of the incomes in a two-earner family. If your spouse earns roughly the same as you do a year, double your tax increase. Even if he or she earns less than you, they'll be taking a hit just like you will.

Multiple studies have shown that 70% of Middle Class households essentially live paycheck to paycheck, largely because of the horrendous tax burden they already bear. And middle class households make up the vast majority of American households. (Average per capita income $46,400 a year). Only you know your family's income and financial picture, but take a look at the chart and consider this. What do you provide for your family for $170 a month or $200 a month or $450 a month that you will have to do without in order to pay your new higher tax bill brought to you courtesy of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats.

If you love your liberty and your income, pass this on. If you don't need that extra $160, $180 or $450 a month, go ahead and vote Democrat. They'll love to spend that extra cash you don't need.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Bush Lied ... Wait, I Guess He Didn't After All

Well, here's one less line of liberal BS we'll have to listen to: Apparently, we're finally getting around to admitting what the rational among us have known for years now. There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq! 

There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after all.
The massive cache of almost 400,000 Iraq war documents released by the WikiLeaks Web site revealed that small amounts of chemical weapons were found in Iraq and continued to surface for years after the 2003 US invasion, Wired magazine reported.
The documents showed that US troops continued to find chemical weapons and labs for years after the invasion, including remnants of Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons arsenal -- most of which had been destroyed following the Gulf War.
In August 2004, American troops were able to buy containers from locals of what they thought was liquid sulfur mustard, a blister agent, the documents revealed. The chemicals were triple-sealed and taken to a secure site.
Also in 2004, troops discovered a chemical lab in a house in Fallujah during a battle with insurgents. A chemical cache was also found in the city.

Actually, strike that first sentence: Regardless of the facts, which have been apparent before, during and after the war and were never in dispute until it was politically expedient for them to be, liberals will continue their "Bush Lied ... screed. After all, lying is all they know how to do.

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Bye Bye Mortgage Interest Deduction

Or at least this in being considered by the "bipartisan" deficit reduction commission:

The mortgage-interest deduction and other sacrosanct tax breaks are on the deficit commission's table as it works toward its deadline of providing a set of recommendations on balancing the budget by 2015.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that hugely popular tax breaks are part of the commission's consideration since they add up to about $1 trillion in potential government revenue. 

Besides the mortgage-interest deductions, the newspaper reports that the child tax credits and pre-tax spending by employers for health insurance could also be killed.
And Obama promised middle class folks their taxes weren't going up. What do you expect when you elect a bald-faced liar and a communist president?
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Obama Lied, Tax Cuts Died

Actually, not even tax cuts -- merely a continuation of the current rates. And hold on to your hats everyone making $250,000 or less annually, your taxes are taking a huge jump and there's nothing congress can do about it. These leftist cowards are too late. Yes running back home in a futile attempt to save their sorry asses is more important than the financial well-being of their middle-class constituents. So beginning January 1st, your taxes ARE going up no matter what they decide to do. Yes, even yours busboy making $20,000 a year. In fact, here's what the Associated Press has to say about the average middle class family:

A typical family of four with a household income of $50,000 a year would have to pay $2,900 more in taxes in 2011, according to a new analysis by Deloitte Tax LLP, a tax consulting firm. The same family making $100,000 a year would see its taxes rise by $4,500.
Wealthier families face even bigger tax hikes. A family of four making $500,000 a year would pay $10,800 more in taxes. The same family making $1 million a year would get a tax increase of $53,200.
The estimates are based on total household income, including wages, capital gains and qualified dividends. The estimated tax bills take into account typical deductions at each income level.
Democrats have been arguing for much of the past decade that tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 under former President George W. Bush provided a windfall for the wealthy. Those tax cuts expire at the end of the year, setting the stage for a high-stakes debate just before congressional elections in November.

What was it that our Liar In Chief has said roughly a million times during the entire fraudulent 2008 election campaign and right through nearly two years of his miserable presidential term? If you make less than $200,000 (or was that $250,000 or $150,000) a year your taxes won't go up a penny? Great, The Fallen Messiah will swoop in to save the day! If cowardly congressman won't stop tax hikes, the great post-partisan president will, won't he?   After all, he promised! And the financial well-being of tens of millions of middle class families is certainly more important than the "rights" of a relative handful of rogue military personnel who have an uncontrollable urge to stand up and publicly declare their affection for anal sex -- something Obama also promised to defend.

It is to laugh. Protecting public declarations of an affinity for anal sex is something Obama actually cares about. Pretending to care about the cares and concerns of the average middle class peasant -- namely jobs and tax cuts -- is just something he HAD to do to get elected. Anybody who actually thinks he cares about tax cuts is probably gullible enough to vote for him for president again and recent polls show that this group is shrinking by the hour. In other words, the Left's Fallen (and Falling) Messiah cares more about anal sex than tax cuts. After all, you hear him out there nearly every day reinforcing his support of open sodomy in the military. But when have you ever heard him weigh in on preventing the looming tax hikes for the middle class? I guess a president has to have his priorities and we know where this president's priorities are.

When it comes to tax cuts actions speak louder than words. Do Obama's actions over the past couple of weeks indicate that he's fighting hard for tax cuts for the "middle class"? They don't and he won't. Because the president who developed his ideology at the knee of his mentor Frank Marshall Davis the communist, doesn't care that everyone is going to get their taxes raised. In fact, that's the way Mr. "everyone's best if we spread the wealth around" likes it. If he can't exclude "the rich" from tax cuts, he doesn't care to give anyone a tax cut. And according to the amount my taxes will be going up, I must be "rich".

But I'm not rich and anyone with a family income in the range the AP listed who has a couple of kids and a house in the 'burbs can tell you that it takes every penny of that money to provide your family a decent lifestyle. And now anywhere from $2,900 to $4,500 a year more of that money is going to feed the beast. What is the typically middle class family going to have to give up or cut back on to make this payment to fund the Obama/Reid/Pelosi largess? Well, $2,900 a year might be a modest car payment on a used car. Too bad for the used car salesman who could've had a sale. $2,900 a year might be the average amount a middle class family gives to their church. $2900 to $4500 is about the cost of a decent vacation for a family of four. This money, spent in any one of millions ways ripples it's way through the economy impacting numerous businesses, jobs and people. Now take $2,900 to $4,500 times tens of millions of households and consider the impact of taking that money out of the economy to feed that out of control beast called the federal government -- an entity that produces nothing and wastes hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

"Spreading the wealth around" is what it's all about, in the final analysis and screw the middle class if their lifestyle is reduced because this is the Marxist's way. Fifty-two (and change) percent of voters were so captivated by the media phenomenon that was Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign -- so captivated that they conveniently forgot (if it ever even registered) that this guy in his words and deeds is a Marxist who has demonstrated his contempt for our capitalist system and the individual prosperity it creates and continues to do so on a daily basis. So it should come as no surprise that Dear Leader Chairman Maobama (as Mike Church likes to call him) says nary a word about the fact that you and I are going to be getting hit with huge tax increases at the beginning of the year. He never cared about tax cuts, so blaming this in congress is a convenient way to deflect the blame. "Not raising taxes" was just another of the manifold lies the Liar in Chief told to get elected. Hope you weren't planning on buying a modest used car, making a minor home improvement or taking a family vacation next year, because Barack "Karl Marx" Obama is going to be doing a little "wealth spreading" with your cash next year. Isn't socialism great?
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Home Foreclosures: Cutting Through the Crap

A lot has been made over the past few days about the revelation that "flaws in paperwork" have caused Bank of America and other banks to halt home foreclosures. Let's cut the crap here and answer the question who does this help?

The mortgage lender (usually a bank)? How does it help the bank to continue to have to hold a depreciating asset they don't even want longer than they would ordinarily have to? This action is going to keep more properties vacant and tied up in foreclosure proceedings even longer.

The "homeowner"? What homeowner? I can call myself a homeowner -- answer that question "do you own your own home or rent?" by saying I own my own home, I can pay outrageous taxes to the county every six months, anyone anywhere in the world can find my little slice of the American dream in my name on my county assessor's web page and know exactly how much it is worth. But the simple fact of the matter is that I'm not an actual homeowner until I hold a free and clear deed in my hand. Until then, I'm just a debtor to a bank that holds majority interest in the home I live in -- majority interest because if I miss any of those payments (including the last one) for a period of time, they can come in and reclaim their property and resell it to someone who is presumably more capable than I am of paying the monthly mortgage. That's the way it has always worked until the last couple of years or so when we've decided that it was necessary to turn this relationship on it's head and deprive the mortgage lender of their ability to recover their money from the deadbeat without be portrayed as a heel. 

Did I say deadbeat? Yes, I did. We all acknowledge that there are a certain percentage of home buyers in foreclosure right now who are truly hard up. Thanks to the Obama Administration and its minions in both houses of congress, this percentage is a lot higher than it normally is. But the majority of Americans (and others -- legal aliens, illegal aliens etc.) who find themselves in mortgage trouble knew they couldn't afford the house they were buying in the first place and simply just weren't honest with themselves about their financial situation. Sure, there were banks out there offering "interest only" mortgages where you pay $250 a month on a $300,000 home then refinance after five years. But at some point the bill comes due and it's the responsibility of the borrower to realize that. It's not the evil lender who covered up the fact that you can't really buy a $300,000  house for $250 a month, it's the idiot who convinced himself (or herself) that they could afford it when the $250 a month payment went up by 800% in five years. Liberals like to portray this person and folks who can't afford their house payment on top of the two car payments, the boat payment the RV payment and $50,000 worth of credit card debt as "victims". If these folks are victims of anything they are victims of their own stupidity and their utter inability to be honest with themselves about their financial situation. 

But there are "flaws in the paperwork". So what. In this mortgage lender/deadbeat relationship there is only one thing that matters: Is the deadbeat several month's behind in payments and is there any possibility that they are going to be able to get their mortgage current in the foreseeable future. If the answers to these questions respectively are yes and no, then the best option for everyone is to foreclose on the house. This gets the "home owner" out from under a house they can't afford and allows the mortgage lender to attempt to recover their debt by reselling the house to someone who can actually afford it.  

But the rest of us benefit from this benevolence, don't we? After all even though we are current on our house payments and have a reasonable expectation that we will be for the foreseeable future, there but for the grace of God go I. If we're ever in situation where we can't pay our mortgage, we'd want the lender work with us as well right? Truthfully and as painful as it might be, if I ever find myself unable to make my mortgage payment month after month I -- as is the case with anyone else who finds themselves in this situation -- would be a whole lot better off to try to unload the house and either downsize into something I can afford or go back to being a renter than to struggle on month after month trying to make a payment I have no realistic expectation of ever being able to make. Contrary to what everyone has apparently come to expect over the last 30 years or so, falling on hard times doesn't make you a "victim". However painful it may be, it's a part of the American experience. Living in the greatest country God gave man doesn't doesn't give you an automatic entitlement to onward and upward prosperity and it doesn't guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to you. All you are guaranteed in this country is your freedom and liberty -- "victim" status and a death grip on a house you can't afford shouldn't be a part of the bargain. Unfortunately, entitlement seems to be becoming more and more a part of the American experience these days. And that's a bad thing.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Attorney General Moonbeam's Phone Troubles

Jerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown has lived 72 years, served two terms as governor of California,was mayor of Oakland for years, has been California Attorney General for three years now, and after all this, he apparently never learned how to hang up a phone. No wonder everything this guy touches turns to crap. Perhaps its all the alleged drug use. If Californians elect this guy governor, they deserve everything they get. Yes, it'll be time to cut the state loose and let it float over to China.

But let's hope the fine citizens of the state of California have more sense than this. Meg Whitman is no conservative, but she knows how to run a company and California needs someone who's been responsible for the bottom line of a private company and been successful at it to turn their financial mess around. Chris Christy she ain't, but she's a hell of a lot better than their alternative.

Which brings us back to Governor Moonbeam, the guy who is chiefly responsible for the mess California is in today having set the stage for it better than 30 years ago. Because this idiot doesn't know how to use a phone, Whitman has a gift in the form of the Brown camp calling her a "whore" that should help take the focus off the trumped up illegal housekeeper scandal thrown at her by rabid commie lib Gloria Allred.  Unlike this apparent set-up of Meg Whitman and Allred's sacrificing an illegal alien on the altar of the prospect of another gubernatorial term for her buddy Jerry, the Brown camp can't even remotely connect Whitman's campaign to "whoregate". Unless, of course, Governor Moonbeam is going to claim that Meg's campaign forced him to forget how to hang up the phone, then compounded the problem by forcing his aid to call Whitman a whore. 

If Brown can call lie about Whitman and call her a whore I can tell the truth about Brown and call him a dumbass. Let's all hope this scandal torpedoes dumbass Jerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown's campaign. As I said before, if they elect him governor, flush the whole state -- it's done.
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Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Obamacare Nightmare Continues ...

And will continue to until the whole thing is repealed. But the next shoe to drop is the waivers. In other words, we know everyone's pissed off about this so issue temporary waivers that expire a year before Obama's re-election bid so that the segment of the public that has the collective attention span of a flea will forget about this before November 2012. 
This is simple and exactly as us conservatives predicted: Obamacare (or Hillarycare -- remember they tried this back in 1993 and I still have the glossy bound 1300+ page plan to prove it -- or any other form of socialized medicine) is an unconstitutional intrusion on our liberties that will bankrupt the country and ruin the best health care system in the world. Obama knows this and only cares about it right now because it is a prime reason his party's chances of keeping their majority in the House (and maybe the Senate) are in the crapper. So he grants waivers of the inevitable -- the bankrupting of health insurers and major corporations as they struggle to cope with the mandates. All this serves to do is briefly postpone the total dependence and despair that is the goal of Obama's brand of Fabian Socialism. If he thought he could get by with it and the Democrats weren't staring one of the worst congressional defeats in better than 100 years square in the face there would be no waivers -- save the ones for the unions because they are his buddies.  

And of course another thing us conservatives have been saying since before this jackass (in the interest of proper attribution, I have to credit Rush Limbaugh for popularizing this moniker for The Fallen Messiah) was elected president is that nothing that he and the super majority he has in both houses do will do anything to improve the economy. Obamacare, Obama cap and tax, Obama tax increases: They all add up to economic uncertainty that crushes entrepreneurship and creates an environment where businesses don't want to hire because they don't know what other Hugo Chavez-like mandate may come down from Hugo's protege that will tighten the "boot on their necks" to paraphrase an Obama Administration official. We won't have positive job growth unless and until we throw these bums out on their asses.
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Friday, October 08, 2010

The Rats, (and Assorted Weasels) are Deserting a Sinking Ship

James Jones ain't a rat by any stretch of the imagination. He's an honorable Marine who served in Vietnam and put in 40 years in service to our country. One can only surmise that the reason why he stuck around the Obama Administration as long as he did was because of his great love of country and wanting to do everything he could for the folks who give it their all to defend our liberty ever day. But apparently, he's had enough. Jones is leaving his job as national security adviser leaving the job to a Democrat political hack who hates the military. Just the person to be advising the president of the United States on all matters of national security. But since The Former Messiah shares Tom Donilon's hatred for the military, they'll both be in good company. Too bad the rest of us that depend on a secure nation won't be. 
Jones follows a weasel, a hog, and what could only be described as a tired rat-looking creature - both of the latter who profess to be "economists" (using the term loosely) out the door. 

Can everybody sing "the wheels on the (Obama) bus are coming off, coming off, coming off .....

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Conservatives Predicted It: Obamacare Already is Causing Higher Costs and Less Choice

I hate to say I told you so but ....

Perhaps the most blatant lie of the entire Obamacare scam was this:

"If you like your health plan, you can keep it, the only thing that will change is that you’ll pay less.”

You'll recall this line, uttered by the Liberty Terrorist who is the president of the United States during a weekly radio address in July of 2009 and repeated hundreds of times by The Messiah himself and various administration flunkies over the course of this whole Obamacare debacle. Where is the leftist media now that Obamacare has predictably begun to unravel the best health care system in the world? Now that we have proof positive that all the assertions they made about health care availability, portability, ease of access and cost are proving to be lies?

What am I talking about? Well in general I'm talking about the dozens of stories we've heard over the past couple of weeks about how health insurers are gearing up to meet Obamacare mandates -- raising premiums in anticipation of increased costs, scaling down plans and in some cases, dropping plans all together.

Take the 1500 employees of the health care division of Principal Financial Group in Des Moines Iowa, for example. You see, Principal Financial Group is a minor player in the health insurance business and they've seen the writing on the wall. They realize that complying with the Obamacare mandates is going to bankrupt them so they are getting out of the health insurance business. And not only won't these 1500 employees be able to keep the health plan they like, they won't be able to keep the jobs they presumably like. At the end of the year, they are out of work. Principal has sold their health business to a bigger player -- United Health Care. Their business is health care and they really have no choice: If they are to stay in business they have to try to make it under the Obamacare mandates.

The loss of 1500 jobs as a direct result of Obamacare is tragic. These are just the first wave of tens of thousands more. But what of the tens of thousands of people covered by a Principal health care plan? My family is included in this group. We're happy with our health insurance plan, but we're not going to be able to keep it. And our premiums sure as hell aren't going down (name me one person who HAS seen their premiums go down). In fact, my family and thousands of others don't know exactly what our health insurance will look like after the first of the year.

There are obvious economies of scale when your company owns its own health care plan. Those are going away at the first of the year when Principal goes out of the health care business. United Health Care has some great plans. Years ago I administered one for my employer. But you can bet that any plan Principal Financial Group has to buy for its employees is going to cost it more than one it owns as a self-funded plan. So tens of thousands -- perhaps hundreds of thousands -- of Principal employees, their dependents and other Americans covered by Principal health plans sit and wait to find out what their health insurance will look like at the beginning of the year. So much for "If you like your health plan, you can keep it, the only thing that will change is that you’ll pay less.” But then, those of us who have been using our critical thinking skills already knew from well before they shoved this sham "universal health care" bill through in the dark of the night that like everything else that is liberalism, it was a blatant lie.

Principal isn't the only one dropping their health care plans. Word came out Friday that McDonald's - perhaps the most vilified company in the U.S. besides Wal Mart - may have to drop their health insurance plans as well.

And in fact, this is the ultimate goal of Obamacare. All of the predictions us conservatives have made about Obamacare have been proven true thusfar:

1. Obama said you'd be able to keep your health insurance if you like it. That's been proven a lie.Tell the folks covered by Principal Midland's Choice and other Principal plans that "you'll be able to keep it".
2. Obama said your health insurance will cost you less. That's been proven a lie. Health care costs are actually going up. Just ask the Congressional Budget Office.
3. Obama said people won't lose coverage due to this unconstitutional government mandate. That's a lie.
4. Obama said Obamacare will increase access to health care. That's a lie.

Here's another thing that will be proven true over the next few years if we're not able to reverse all or some of Obamacare: By 2014, as is the goal of the legislation, most health insurers will be out of business. Their plans will be replaced by something of a government/business hybrid through the last health insurer standing which will probably be some form of a huge Blue Cross conglomerate in partnership with Big Brother. At that point, we'll have the nightmare us conservatives have warned you about -- the same crappy health care Great Britain has only worse. We hate to say we told you so but ....

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Obama Gets An Earful From A "Rich" Guy

The Fallen Messiah came to a "middle class" home in Iowa the other day. As has been increasingly the case in this campaign season, he's finding that the "hope and change" message of two years ago doesn't play in Peoria very well any more considering the change is exactly the opposite of what the Former Messiah promised. If it don't play in Peoria anymore, it sure as hell don't play in Des Moines. Des Moines is where David Greenspon has owned and run a small business for the last thirty years. He's worked his ass off to make a good living for himself and provide employment for dozens of people. And he had a few words for the Exalted Ex-Messiah -- a guy who wouldn't know how to create a job if it walked up and bit him on the ass:

What was Obama's response to hearing what actually creates jobs from a man who has spent the past thirty years busting his ass every day to create them? If you watched the above video, you know: He didn't want to hear it. He flat cut David Greenspon, owner of Competitive Edge in Des Moines, Iowa, employer of 100 people, off. This pompous jackass who hasn't created a job in his entire life -- the man who has devoted the majority of his 49 years to whining and complaining about people who DO create jobs -- is so committed to his rigid leftist tax and spend ideology that advice from a real person who has actually created jobs just doesn't register with him. It does not compute. 

If you listen to Greenspon's story, as he told it in numerous interviews after his close encounter with the Chicago Marxist who unfortunately occupies the White House, it's not a whole lot different than the millions of other small businesspeople who create 80% of the jobs in this country. He started his business nearly 30 years ago when he was in his mid-20s. It was probably just him and a couple of other people at first. Eventually it grew to employ 100 people -- 100 people who are able to provide a home for their families and put food on the table because back in his mid-20s Greenspon put everything on the line for his dream. 

As Greenspon pointed out to The Anointed One, just because a small business person may carry $1 million in inventory, several hundred thousand in accounts receivables and posses several million in property and equipment does not mean that person is a "millionaire". As Greenspon pointed out, he doesn't take money out of his business. He has paid himself the same salary for 10 years and plows the profits back in to the business to grow it. Yet, he is one of the people that The Anointed One and the Vice Buffoon say they "can't afford" to give $100,000 (in Greenspon's case, probably less) to. Never mind the fact that they aren't giving Greenspon or any other small business person anything and these folks aren't asking for anything. All they want is to be able to keep THEIR money -- money they rightfully earned -- so they can keep growing their businesses, employing more people, growing the economy and reducing unemployment.

Capitalism, what a concept. A concept that is completely lost on the Marxist, Socialists and assorted Communists now in charge of the executive branch and both houses of congress.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In Praise of Christine O'Donnell

I knew I had seen her somewhere.

When I heard her name as the longshot Tea Party candidate from Delaware, I thought it was familiar, but I just couldn't place who she might be. Then, when I saw her picture, it became clear--and happily so.

Listen up, conservatives. If you don't vote for this woman to go to the Senate, you might as well tear up your membership card. Christine O'Donnell is the real deal--a true-blue, traditional values, strong defense, minimal government Reagan Republican. She is the change you've been waiting for, as the President might say of almost anyone else. And Bill Maher can prove it.

O'Donnell did 22 episodes of "Politically Incorrect" in the politically radioactive 90s, the era of impeachment, when all of politics seemed to be personal destruction. She went toe to toe with rabid liberals, celebrities three times her Q-rating, and Maher himself. Right now, she has more television time under her belt--and certainly more debate practice--than most sitting Senators have by the end of their first term.

What's more, she never gives up, and she never compromises a principle to get along. The clip that's caused the current kerfuffle is a perfect example. In all the breathless media hysteria shrieking about whether she was a witch, whether that's forgivable, and whether the Tea Party troglodytes will recoil in primitive horror and burn her at the stake--the entire context of her remarks has been ignored.

First, here's the clip:

Let's start with Point One: what is she doing there? Answer: Christine O'Donnell is on Maher's show as the Founder and President of The S.A.L.T.--the Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth. Focus, now. She's the head of a Christian ministry--not a witch.

Point Two: What are they talking about? Answer: It is the end of October. The discussion is about Halloween. Maher wants to use her as his Christian pinata so he can accuse believers of intolerance and stupidity because of their skittishness about the Wiccan holiday and other occult things. But O'Donnell won't let the group get away with it. She stands up for the proposition that there are real witches, and messing around in the occult can be a real bad idea. To the howls of derision from panel and audience, she gives what we call her "testimony"--that she knows whereof she speaks because she "dabbled into witchcraft." It is an endearing moment, one of many in which Maher solicits her fundamentalist input, knowing she will say things that shock his over-tolerant relativist audience's sensibilities, and she does. (Just FYI, another great moment is when she tells "psychic" James Van Praagh--in the sweetest yet firmest way possible--that he is "deceived.")

Point Three: Since she is a religious leader at the time, why don't we read in history of the great occult scandal of Christine O'Donnell? Answer: Because there's nothing the least bit alarming about it, then or now. Christians of the "SALT" variety live for this kind of confession. The Christian world is full of "used to be's"--"I used to be a drug addict," "I used to be a prostitute," "I used to be a thief." The Apostle Paul is perhaps the most famous "used to be" of all, having persecuted and killed the followers of the One he became one of the greatest servants of. This does not tarnish her Christian credentials--it polishes them.

I recently went looking for more clips of Christine and found an amazing bit of history. I really do have to hand it to Maher; he has quite an instinct for future celebrity. This is a P.I. clip on youtube with Maher chatting up Christine, Star Parker (currently running for Congress in California,) and future Senator Al Franken. (Rick Schroeder is there,too, but please don't give him any ideas.) They're talking about sex education (warning: this clip is ten minutes long):

The point here is that future Senator O'Donnell is not a media dunce that can't figure out the value of doing Sunday morning chat shows. She is, instead, a savvy political observer with a deep understanding that the kinds of people she needs to show her face to don't watch chat shows on Sunday. They go to the church picnic.

If you want a staunch defender of conservatism, you won't find one more sincere, or more adept. She can best a bearded Marxist in debate any day. She knows the issues, the arguments, and the right and wrong of both. She believes in things not because they are expedient, but because they are true. She will go to the Senate for the people of Delaware, and the entire nation will be the better for it.

P.S.: Send Star Parker to the House for good measure.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scott Brown Wins in Massachusetts

I'm going to go way out on a limb here and say -- with 63% of the vote in and Scott Brown leading Martha Coakley 53% to 46% -- that Scott Brown will win the people's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Ole' Teddy Kennedy has to be spinning in his fresh grave right about now. The unthinkable occurred: A Republican won the seat he held for better than 45 years. And on the first anniversary of the beginning of the worst presidency in recent history (yes even including Clinton's AND Carter's).

Watch Democrats and the White House spin furiously over the next couple of days claiming that this sound whippin' (FoxNews is now reporting that the AP is declaring Brown the winner and Coakley has conceded) has nothing to do with the agenda of the incredible shrinking presidency in general and/or Obamacare in particular. They will say -- as the late Peter Jennings during one of the conservative landslides he didn't particularly approve of -- that the voters threw a "temper tantrum" But we know this spin is a damnable lie. This victory of a Republican (even if quasi-conservative) in the most blue of blue states is a complete and total repudiation of the Statist Obama/Reid/Pesosi agenda.

Of course this doesn't mean that Obamacare is dead. Not in the slightest. But the best way to assure that Obamacare doesn't become law is to find your favorite news story about the Brown victory, copy and paste the first couple of paragraphs -- the ones that mention Brown's overwhelming victory -- and fax or email them to every single Democrat in the U.S. Senate with a polite reminder that if this can happen in the bluest of blues states, it can happen in their state and their jobs are on the line if they continue to support Obamacare. Now get typing!
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Monday, January 04, 2010

The "It" at Commerce

Some (perhaps even some conservatives) might consider this commentary offensive. But I assure you it is far less offensive than Barack Obama's expectation that we take seriously the absurdity that apparently is Amanda Simpson, the first "trans-gender" presidential appointee at the Commerce Department.

The whole notion of a "trans-gender" person is absurd on its face. It isn't possible to change genders. God made you the gender you are and the most skilled surgeon in the world can't change the gender of God's creation. The sole result of an addadicktomy or a chopadickoffomy (Rush's Limbaugh's terms) is nothing more than genital mutilation that renders the subject a eunuch or neuter -- in essence an "it". So what you have in the case of "Amanda" Simpson is an exhibitionist who celebrates "its" genital mutilation above and beyond everything else and, along with God knows how many other "its" in this country, stands up and demands that we do the same or be labeled "homophobes" when what we actually represent is the rational side of this "through the looking glass" debate. Rational folks understand that people who possess an overwhelming desire to have their genitalia surgically mutilated and "express" their gender as the opposite of the gender God gave them need psychological help -- not celebration for their presidential appointment to the Commerce Department.

Twenty years ago, the revelation that there were actually people out there who wish us to take seriously their desire to have their sex organs mutilated and live their lives as the opposite sex would have been greeted with the appropriate guffaws. So absurdly PC have we become in 2010 that the common sense notion that people shouldn't have their genitalia mutilated (even voluntarily) and "express themselves" as a sex opposite of the sex God gave them is considered bigoted. What's more, the push is on  (and "Amanda" is at the forefront of this push) to codify mandatory acceptance of this odd form of sexually deviant mental disorder into equal opportunity laws.

Remember the Romans? Their civilization was brought to its knees and eventually destroyed from the inside out by the acceptance of the very types of deviance that we are being asked to accept in this country. Let's hope we don't face the same fate.
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Friday, January 01, 2010

Rush Limbaugh Okay: No Heart Problems Found

Rush Limbaugh just concluded a press conference in Honolulu, Hawaii at the hospital where he was admitted for chest pains Wednesday and said that although the doctors couldn't pinpoint the cause of his chest pain, he had a thorough evaluation of his cardiovascular system and everything is perfectly okay.

Speaking on Fox News today, Rush made the point that he was the recipient of the best health care in the world -- American health care -- from the best doctors in the world -- American doctors -- and it had absolutely nothing to do with his fame or wealth. This is the health care that everyone in this country has access to regardless of age, income, status or race, something I can personally attest to because I had a lot of experience with the American health care system in 2009 thousands of miles and an ocean away from Hawaii right here in flyover country USA. Contrast this immediate, superb care we receive here with the waiting lists, triage in ambulances and NICE death panels that exist in the health care systems we are rushing headlong towards emulating.

You folks who support this ridiculous national health care monstrosity have no idea what you are getting us into.
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Predictions for The Messiah's Second Year

Happy New Year everyone!

2010 begins year two of life with radical leftists having a choke hold on the executive AND legislative branches in Washington D.C. With the vapid Nancy Pelosi, the doddering old fool Harry Reid and Alinsky protege The Messiah drunk with power, 2010 should provide us with more "interesting times" than even 2009 did, especially considering the damage these idiots can do with an additional 21 days in their reign of terror. So as I sit here sipping my recently thawed celebratory beer (it was out on the deck and the thermometer on the wall tells me that the temperature out there is within .1 degree of dropping below zero) and eating the chocolate-coated caramel corn which won;t be a part of the 2010 diet, I'd like to offer some reflections and predictions about life under leftist tyranny in 2010.

First of all, I predict that Rush Limbaugh will fully recover from whatever has been ailing him for the last day or so. He's too tough after better than 21 years of relentless attacks by the leftists to succumb to a simple thing like whatever caused his chest pain. We're all praying for Rush's speedy recovery. We can't lose the premier conservative voice on the radio at a time when we need him most.

Secondly, as Rush is fond of saying living your American dream, damn whatever the leftists are doing to the country, is the best way to get back at these fools. Whatever they do, they can't dampen the spirit of rugged individualism. Just keep living your American dream to the best of your ability, and work hard to assure that the leftists that are presently making so much mischief will be booted out on their sorry asses the next time they are up for re-election.

Which brings me to my second prediction: Liberals will lose big in November 2010 -- maybe even big enough for Republicans to regain control of the House and perhaps even the Senate. But this won't just happen by osmosis. It's going to mean a lot of hard work on all of our parts.

Speaking of which, my third prediction: The folder containing the 150-odd letters I've faxed to every politician I thought I might be able to influence will at least double and perhaps triple in the next year and my MyFax bill will consistently run over it's "sent page" limit as it did nearly every month last year. Not only that, but I will soon be busy sending hundreds of emails to state politicians to implore them not to wreck our state in many of the same ways they tried to wreck it last year but ended up tabling because of the outpouring of Iowans imploring them NOT to do such idiotic things as removing Iowan's right to work rights and empowering unions, changing the best worker's comp system in the country, removing state deductibility for federal taxes paid and using every penny of state bonding authority to piss down a rat hole on all the worthless BS our worthless governor and representatives want to piss it away on. I agree: It shouldn't be this hard to be a citizen in the freest, strongest and best country on the face of the earth. But thanks to a majority of folks who insert their heads in their asses immediately before entering the voting booth, it is. The conservative mindset tends to be that government needs to leave me alone to live my life and I'll be just fine. The problem now is that a government comprised of radical leftists will continue to get in our faces and molest us and bother us unless we stand up and make our opinions known first and second, throw them out on their asses. Our very liberty and the future prosperity of ourselves, our children and grandchildren depend on it.

My next prediction: Nationwide unemployment will be little improved from the current reported 10% or actual 17-18% and The Messiah will still be holding worthless town hall meetings and "job summits" and blaming "the mess I inherited" in other words Bush despite the fact that unemployment was less than 8% when Bush left office. I also predict that as the unemployment number continues its gradual climb, so will The Messiah's poll numbers continue their gradual slide. You can only blame Bush for so long because most of us are too smart to fall for that ruse.

As far as health care goes, the Democrats will probably get something passed, but I predict a massive outpouring of protest that will morph into civil disobedience and court challenges as the full realization of what this attack on liberty will cost us in terms of liberty, taxes and access to the quality of care we were used to under the current system.

My next prediction: Joe Biden will be as stupid in 2010 as he was in 2009 and will continue to widen the lead he has on Algore for the absolute stupidest Vice President in recent American history. Both of these guys prove, along with Ted Kennedy that if you are too stupid or too drunk (yes, this rule of thumb also applies to Max Baucus) to do anything else, you can at least be a liberal U.S. Senator or leftist vice president or both. And you can also parlay a modest fortune into a huge one by pushing the global warming lie while living in a 12.000-ft energy hog of a mansion -- no brains required. Only an uncanny ability to look into the camera and tell audacious lies about Polar Bears.

And my final prediction (I could go on, but it's time to call it a night): A world that was unquestionably less safe in 2009 with its lone superpower under the guidance of The Messiah who had (and continues to have) his hand outstretched, ass to the sky, lips planted on some despot's ass, will be even more less safe in 2010. You'd think that the Dumb Ass In Chief would have been able to figure out by now that his strategy of running down the greatest country in the world while simultaneously kissing dictator's asses isn't working but radical leftist ideologues don't have any common sense, only their blind radical leftist ideology. So he'll continue to run down the U.S. and weaken our defenses by disarming, slashing defense budgets, dithering on troop deployments and ignoring serious political strife in such countries as Iran (he'll probably send out the Secretary of Stooge at some point with her red "reset" button again) to the detriment of freedom and democracy all over the world.

On that happy note, have a great new year and don't let the bastards (and bitches) get you down. Fight the power with every thing you have in 2010. It's our best hope for a better country in 2011.
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