Archive for 12 Feb 2009

On the major screw up that the Obamassiah did on his first few days in office. Actions always have reactions. In this case, it’s a doozy.

Obama’s outrageous oversight

President Obama clearly didn’t do his homework before ordering the suspension of military tribunals to try terrorist suspects. We have learned that even his own legal counsel admitted that Mr. Obama erred in discussing details about terrorism with families of victims last week, and that the administration was ignorant of a key point that terrorists exploit to their advantage. In his rush to fulfill a campaign promise to his more fervid anti-war supporters, the president’s legal oversights risk the disclosure of some highly classified information to terrorists.

Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 that was flown into the Pentagon on 9/11, was present at last Friday’s White House meeting of families of terrorism victims. Her impression was that President Obama was saying the right words in general, but when it came to specifics he was uncertain, uninformed, and sometimes just plain mistaken. Ms. Burlingame is an attorney who has followed closely the legal aspects of the terrorism cases, and her detailed, probing questions were met with stammers, stares, and statements that betrayed an understanding of the law that was, she said, “flat out wrong.”

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What’s a blog  without mention of the gun ban issue.

Chicago Gun Ban Lawsuit

Because of the Heller decision (right to bear arms is an individual right, just like many other Bill of Rights … uhh … rights), there is a lawsuit to overturn Chicago’s gun ban.  One of the groups trying to overturn the ban is Amici, which has filed a brief.  I read the short (30 page) version of it and it is great stuff.

I saw the link over at Volokh. These are my highlights, along with a link to the brief.

Here’s a great snippet of information where they compare New York City and London:

Compared with London, New York is downright safe in one category: burglary. In London, where many homes have been burglarized half a dozen times, and where psychologists specialize in treating children traumatized by such thefts, the rate is nearly twice as high as in the Big Apple. And burglars here increasingly prefer striking when occupants are home, since alarms and locks tend to be disengaged and intruders have little to fear from unarmed residents.3

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Will they get the message? I hope so. This country may still be saved if Republicans wake the fuck up.

Message to Republicans: Prove Vice-President Biden Wrong

Washington – While out stumping for the President’s spending spree today, Vice-President Joe Biden predicted that more Republicans would vote for the Democratic stimulus bill. The Club for Growth urged all Republicans in the House and the Senate to prove the Vice-President wrong.

“The stimulus bill has changed little over the past day and a half as it has made its way through Congress,” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. “This conference report remains as badly flawed as it was when it was first proposed. At best, it is predicated on the discredited idea that we can spend our way out of a recession. This idea didn’t work for the U.S. during the Great Depression; it didn’t work for Japan in the 1990s; and it won’t work now. At worst, it represents a pent-up Democratic wish list, stuffed to the gills with wasteful spending and projects that don’t even pretend to be about stimulating the economy.”

“Save three Republican Senators, the GOP has demonstrated a commendable willingness to stand up for the American taxpayers who will be forced to pay for this monstrosity for years to come. We hope they will continue to stand strong. If President Obama is serious about crafting a genuine bipartisan compromise, he will have to offer Republicans and the American people something other than a liberal spending frenzy and a heaping pile of new debt.”

Club for Growth

Government spending does NOT stimulate the economy.

Don’t let the facts get in your way morons.

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This is how you do it:

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Keeping Our Eyes on the Real Ball

[Michael G. Franc]

The broad outlines, and few details, of a stimulus have been announced. The headlines focus on how much we will borrow to “stimulate” the economy—$789.5 billion. Remarkably, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D., NY) groused over the “cuts” that brought the total down below $800 billion. “Hardly anybody’s happy,” he said, “with having to go backward.”

Go backward? Huh?

Over the last three weeks the policy experts at my institution, the Heritage Foundation, have published dozens of biting critiques of literally every aspect of the House and Senate versions of this legislative monstrosity. They agree on one thing: Under the guise of stimulating the economy, this one bill contains a generation’s worth of liberal policymaking, an entire Great Society-scale agenda, one that advances the liberals’ view of man and his relationship to government enough to cause LBJ himself to turn red with envy.

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Nazi Pelousy has this to say: “There are no earmarks or pet projects.”

Lying bitch.

Your health care is no longer your choice. At least after this bill is signed into law. You fucking idiots think that socialized health care is the way to go? Look at Canada, Britain, and others. Ask anyone who has had to deal with that shit if they want that type of health care, or our current health care. Bet you it isn’t theirs by a big majority.

Rationing Healthcare Creates Jobs?

by John Shadegg

Every day Americans learn about another outrageous, irrelevant spending provision in Democrats’ so-called stimulus bill.

There’s money for global warming. There’s money for sex education. There’s money for Amtrak. There’s money for unions. There’s money to buy new cars and office space for bureaucrats. They’re even doing golf course renovations. Who knows, maybe they’ll even fix-up my rain gutter.

But here’s the bottom line: this bill has everything except economic stimulus. It’s just one big, sordid payback for Democrat special interests.

Congress has now become the make-a-wish foundation for greedy politicians.

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This is just sick. Bastards.

True Cost of Stimulus: 3.27 Trillion

All of the major news outlets are reporting that the stimulus bill voted out of conference committee last night has a meager $789 billion price tag. This number is pure fantasy. No one believes that the increased funding for programs the left loves like Head Start, Medicaid, COBRA, and the Earned Income Tax Credit is in anyway temporary. No Congress under control of the left will ever cut funding for these programs. So what is the true cost of the stimulus if these spending increases are made permanent?

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Kindred spirit? I’ve ranted on this several times, and feel that most of America is absolutely fucking clueless as to what the dirt bags in congress are doing to them. Year after year, you idiots keep voting for them.

She’s on a roll.

Damn you!

Maybe I’m just burnt out…  Maybe it’s the fact that I can’t watch the nation crumble around me in a sick, twisted, Randian nightmare… Maybe I’m just sick of it all… But I can’t write about this anymore.  I can’t scream into a void any longer.  I can’t turn on the news without getting nauseous and wanting to throttle every talking head and every politician that screeches sanctimoniously about how we all need to sacrifice, we all need to give, we all need to trust them, we all need to give them more power to fix things…

I’m not being melodramatic.  I’m literally physically sick of all this.

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Ann Coulter is in fine form.

Goodbye, America! It Was Fun While It Lasted

by Ann Coulter

It’s bad enough when illiterate jurors issue damages awards in the billions of dollars because they don’t grasp the difference between a million and a billion. Now it turns out the Democrats don’t know the difference between a million and a trillion.

Why not make the “stimulus bill” a kazillion dollars?

All Americans who work for a living, or who plan to work for a living sometime in the next century, are about to be stuck with a trillion-dollar bill to fund yet more oppressive government bureaucracies. Or as I call it, a trillion dollars and change.

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I hate RINOs. They are the lowest scum of the earth.

Benedict Arnolds of the GOP

by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Because of the concentrated efforts of millions of Republicans all over America, Susan Collins (Maine) was reelected to the Senate, surviving a challenge once thought to be serious. She won, in large part, because she was able to drown her Democratic adversary in a sea of campaign spending made possible by donations from Republicans throughout the nation. As a result of their efforts, the GOP preserved its 40th vote in the Senate.

And when Saxby Chambliss was forced into a runoff in the Georgia Senate race, Republicans from all over the United States poured out their hearts and their funds to get him reelected, all to save the 41st vote and be able to filibuster Democrats’ big spending proposals.

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