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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Obama's Grand Proposal: Tax Now And Cut Spending Later . . . Honest!

Barack Obama claims to be seeking a balanced solution to our impending fiscal disaster. He proposes we raise taxes now and talk about spending cuts later. Sound familiar? Ask Ronald Reagan, or George H.W. Bush how similar bargains worked out for them.

I bet even Charlie Brown can shed some light on the subject.

Unlike Charlie Brown, most of us DO mind Obama's dishonesty in addition to being offended by his belief that we're stupid.  Unfortunately, it's entirely possible that  some members of Congress actually ARE that stupid.  And so it is important that we remind our esteemed elected representatives that we will not tolerate surrender in the name of compromise, nor are they to accept the word of their progressive adversaries, even if they offer up a signed and notarized document!

Call your Congressperson!

Don't Forget To Read The Fine Print

The headline reads: "Weekly Job Claims Fall".  I'm sure the administration will make as much political hay out of this headline as they possibly can.  But before we put on our party hats, we really need to read the fine print.

From the same article:
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 390,0000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, a better measure of labor market trends, increased 7,500 to 405,250, the highest level since October last year.
OK, so I'm exaggerating slightly, the print's not THAT fine . . .
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 390,0000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, a better measure of labor market trends, increased 7,500 to 405,250, the highest level since October last year.
Food and energy prices continue to rise, jobs remain scarce, layoffs plentiful, government spending is out of control, and the country is perched on the edge of a financial abyss.  The average American knows that all is NOT well.  So rather than handing out party favors and the assets of the wealthy, this administration would do well to read the not so fine print . . . which in reality has become the handwriting on the wall . . .

H/T Graffiti Creator

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why We're in Trouble . . .

'I want to plug it in'! . . .

'NO, you can't plug it in'!

 Via The Washington Free Beacon:
A federal judge has been forced to intervene in a dispute between two unions over who is in charge of plugging and unplugging refrigerated shipping containers at the Port of Portland.

Oregon district court judge Michael H. Simon ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to abandon its efforts to snatch the responsibility of manning the outlets from the rival International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

“[The ruling] simply means that the same people who have been doing the work since 1974 will continue to do it,” said IBEW spokesman Norman Malbin.
Tell you what, if it needs plugging in, why doesn't someone, . . . ANYONE, (with, or without a union card) just plug the damn thing in? Can you say 'rotten fruit of collective bargaining'? One can only wonder what happens when the plug turns up broken?
To state the obvious, over regulation and excessive rules cost time, and money. STOP IT!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Assume An Attitude Of Gratitude

This past year, to paraphrase a quote, has been "the best of times, and the worst of times"... I'm still looking for the "best" times.  I'm confident they're in there *somewhere* because, after all, I'm a misanthrope, not a pessimist. The trials we've experienced and the circumstances we find ourselves in have caused sleepy Americans to wake up, and for that we should be grateful. We have more trials and battles ahead of us, but all in all we still live in the greatest nation in the world.  We are a blessed people. Reflect on that!

And so, today, for friends, family and the abundant blessings we all too often take for granted, WE GIVE THANKS!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Obama's "I'm Determined To Be A Public Embarassment World Tour" Part (I've lost count)

President Obama meets Myanmar (Burma) opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue:

H/T The Blaze

He couldn't pronounce her name but that didn't stop him from showing the Nobel Prize winner and all of Myanmar just how warm and friendly Americans can be.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

When A Woman Does Something Stupid, It's Not A "Women's" Issue . . . It's An Issue Of "STUPIDITY"!

On Sunday, September 16,  Ambassador Susan Rice went on all five Sunday morning talk shows and blamed a now infamous, poorly made anti-Muslim YouTube video for the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She did this with a straight face and virtually NO factual support...

"Stupid", you say?  Well, according to a dozen or so Congresswomen, you'd be a sexist racist . . . or is it a racist sexist?   Apparently gender and race trump the truth in most cases. (provided it's the right gender and the right race . . . GOD!  Will someone PLEASE provide me with a manual!?)

The questioning of Ambassador Rice's veracity and acuity  also infuriated our President who vigorously defended Ms. Rice by pointing out that she had NOTHING to do with Benghazi  . . . Which makes you wonder why on earth she was chosen to promote and defend the administraion's delusive account of  the Benghazi debacle.  Maybe it was connected with her willingness to do what she was told without questioning, and her ability to memorize and recite fallacious talking points?  But then, THAT  would be (regardless of gender, race, sexual proclivity, religious preference, or birthplace) really stupid!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Update On The Obama Economic Recovery: Happy Days Are Here Again!

Oregon Cuts Jobs
Oregon employers cut a seasonally adjusted 2,400 jobs in October as they slashed hiring for a second straight month.
Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Eliminates 950 Jobs
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says it will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of June
TI Cuts 1700 Jobs
Texas Instruments said it will lay off about 1,700 workers, or about 5% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring that will see it exit the market for mobile chips that power smartphones and tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Minnesota Employers Cut 8100 Jobs In October
Minnesota employers cut 8,100 jobs statewide in October, by far the worst monthly job report of the year
Jobless Benefit Rates Skyrocket
The U.S. Labor Department Thursday said first-time jobless benefits claims rose by 78,000 in the week ending Saturday.
U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 million Americans Affected
As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.
Under the masterful guidance of Bronco Bamma our economy is ROARING back!  Can't you just feel it!?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rumor Has It . . . Secretary Of Defense, John Kerry?

This John Kerry? . . .

Really? . . . REALLY? Surely this is someone's idea of a bad joke or a scheme to induce mass vomiting. Then again, maybe it's true,  just part of this President's plan to fundamentally transform our military. It would be hard to conceive of a better way to demoralized those who currently serve or to depress future enlistment than this clearly irrational appointment.

There is apparently NOTHING this man won't do to reshape this nation into his own image.

Join the resistance!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Post Election: To Lie Down Or To Stand?

 Choose to stand.  Join the Obama Resistance.

The time to decide is now.  We need to accept the fact that we lost a battle, but not accept the methods and instruments by which we were defeated.  The war continues. If we allow the questions we have to go unanswered or do not challenge the obvious irregularities we observed in this election, we are doomed to enjoy more of the same (on steroids).

Seek out like minded patriots, share your observations, develop strategies, and actuate a response.  Do not accept failure as inevitable. Emulate Allen West.

Conceding, might be the mannerly thing to do, but it is not the right thing to do when it represents capitulation.

The Election Through The Eyes Of ZoNation

One of the best analyses of the Nov. 11th Election that I've seen.  Watch, and learn.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Perpend This . . .

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them  ~Voltaire
. . . discuss it amongst yourselves.

. . . and then respond accordingly.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

On Veterans' Day: With Profound Thanks!

That safety and security we all too often take for granted . . . They built that!  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Election: Fast Forwarding Through The Five Stages Of Grief

The ballots haven't been totally redistributed yet, but the Obama administration, not wanting to waste a moment of Obama Trashes The U.S. Economy Part II, has leaped into action.  On Friday it was announced that they have safely locked up 1.6 million acres of western lands, declaring them off limits to oil shale and oil sands development. Who needs a trillion barrels of oil anyway!? 

The point is, Obama has kicked into high gear, while we're still working our way through the five stages of grief and loss. To say that we have a herculean task ahead of us is an understatement.  The longer we delay, the further behind we get and let's NOT forget that we are going to have to battle some of our own along the way.  So ditch the pity party and fast forward all the way to "acceptance". . .  Yup, we got our collective asses kicked.  Get over it! We've got some ass kicking of our own to do.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Election May Be Over . . . But The Chair

. . . is still empty!

Elections Have Consequences!

. . . Some of them seemingly unintended.  Courtesty of American Thinker, here's a partial list of companies who, post-Obama victory, will be laying off or firing employees.
Teco Coal officials announce layoffs
Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150
Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs
600 layoffs at Groupon
More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator
Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries
130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure
Stanford brake plant to lay off 75
Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers
ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills
SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100
Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees
CVPH lays off 17
New Energy lays off 40 employees
102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal', company says
US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs
Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses
Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs
First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016
Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)
Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base
AMD trims Austin workforce - 400 jobs slashed
100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota
Exide to lay off 150 workers
TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620
More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)
Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide
Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

And in Utah on Nov. 7, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray offered up this prayer before  laying off 156 employees
Dear Lord:
The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals of our Founders. And, away from the idea of individual freedom and individual responsibility. Away from capitalism, economic responsibility, and personal acceptance.
We are a Country in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.
My regret, Lord, is that our young people, including those in my own family, never will know what America was like or might have been. They will pay the price in their reduced standard of living and, most especially, reduced freedom.
The takers outvoted the producers. In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter, Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, “To faith we are to add goodness; to goodness, knowledge; to knowledge, self control; to self control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, kindness; to brotherly kindness, love.
Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.
. . . And AMEN!

A BIG thank you to those who decided to sit out this election, and to those who opted to pull the lever to give Barack Obama another opportunity to finish us off entirely!  Sleep well tonight.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"The Show Is Over, Say Good-bye"

How about that election!!??  I'm not sure exactly how it happened or why, I'm not sure that anyone really does. But, to keep it pithy, what I do know is, they won and we (the good guys, of course) lost. Let me repeat that for emphasis.  Allen Grayson won.  Mia Love and Allen West lost.  Chew on that for a while.

I'll let you know what the silver lining is as soon I either figure it out, or spin it out of this feces stained urine soaked pile of straw I found myself in this morning.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Repost: Vote! This Old Man Is Depending On You.

Vote on Election Day! This old man is depending on you! (via The Political Commentator)

One sunny day in January, 2013, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the US Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."  The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr.…

Barack Obama, Cutting Red Tape With Dull Sissors

“So I want to repeat — my message to the federal government: No bureaucracy, no red tape. Get resources where they’re needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration.”  ~Barack Obama
As of yesterday, millions of hurricane victims are still without electricity, gasoline, and food, while electrical crews from Georgia, Alabama, and Illinois, who had come to help, were sent home because they weren't members of a union. Apparently cutting the red tape is as difficult as finding a shovel ready job.  Where does this buck stop, Barack?

Vote . . . JUST VOTE!

If you don't, someone may vote for you! (even if you're dead)  So let's roll!  No excuses.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Public Service Announcement . . .

I hope you remembered to set your clocks back last night.  And, please remember to vote for Mitt Romney on TUESDAY.  Finally, if you have a neighbor with an Obama sign in their yard, be neighborly and offer to drive them to the polls on WEDNESDAY!

God!, get me OFF this rollercoaster.  If I NEVER see another Presidential poll, it will be too soon.  Come on, Tuesday!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rudy Giuliani Rips *Him* A New One At The Romney Rally In Ohio

That's what I'm talking about!!!  Three more days.  Pray like your future depends on it . . . cause it does!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Rotten Fruit Of Liberalism

Hurricane Sandy churned slowly up America's east coast leaving plenty of destruction along the way.  It was an event well covered by the media with maps and warnings broadcast around the clock for days. Residents living in the projected path were warned to prepare for the worst. Many were urged to evacuate.  Eventually the storm got up close and personal with New Jersey where it decimated most of the Jersey coast.  Hoboken did not escape.  I'm sure there are hundreds, maybe thousands of stories that will be told about what transpired in Hoboken, but one has floated (so to speak) to the top.
Tempers are flaring in Hoboken, N.J., as residents complain officials in the flooded city on the Hudson River have been slow to get out food and water to the stranded.
At the National Guard staging area in front of City Hall, a man screamed at emergency officials. He says he blew up an air mattress to float over to City Hall to see why no supplies were getting out. He says he lives just blocks away and was expecting the city to at least get out food and water.
NOT that the people affected by this storm don't require some assistance, but for the love of GOD, it wasn't like this tempest should have come as a surprise to anyone who wasn't in a coma.  If you lived on the Hudson River, you might have suspected that flooding was in your future.  If evacuating further inland to a hotel or shelter didn't appeal to you, you might  have wanted to visit a Walmart to purchase some bottled water, ready to eat food, batteries, candles, and some thermal underwear.  But NOOO!, not according to this guy! Progressively educated folk know it's better to do absolutely nothing.  If a catastrophe occurs, wait for the government to come to your rescue . . . and, when they don't, make sure you have an air mattress so you can paddle to City Hall and bitch!