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Monday, May 31, 2010

Obama Supporters Are Top Activists for Palestinian Activist Flotilla Group

Bill Ayers, a close friend of Obama, and Jodie Evans, a top fundraiser for Obama, are top activists for the Palestinian flotilla group that attacked IDF forces this weekend.

Big surprise that Obama is demanding details from Israel.

Obama Supports UN Resolution to Inspect Israel's Nuclear Program

In a stunning blow to Israel, Obama announced that the U.S. will support a UN resolution to inspect Israel's nuclear program and force it to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The left-leaning Haaretz daily said Israel had been "sacrificed by the US on the altar of a successful conference" in what constituted "a diplomatic victory for Egypt" which has campaigned against Israel's nuclear arsenal.

..."It is an undeniably negative change to US policy" with regards to Israel's nuclear programme, said Eitan Gilboa, an analyst from Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv.

Well, at least we know Obama hates at least one other country as much as he hates the U.S.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Krauthammer: Don't Forget Why We're Drilling in Ultra Deep Water

Forget about Obama's incompetence or BP's mistakes or anything else. Charles Krauthammer makes the most important point about this oil spill by asking, "Why are we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place?" The answer, of course, is environmentalism, who have prohibited oil companies from getting the very easy sources of oil.

Environmental chic has driven us out there. As production from the shallower Gulf of Mexico wells declines, we go deep (1,000 feet and more) and ultra deep (5,000 feet and more), in part because environmentalists have succeeded in rendering the Pacific and nearly all the Atlantic coast off-limits to oil production. (President Obama's tentative, selective opening of some Atlantic and offshore Alaska sites is now dead.) And of course, in the safest of all places, on land, weve had a 30-year ban on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

And just as Rachel Carson never is mentioned as a huge reason that malaria still kills millions of children in Africa, environmentalists will escape any scrutiny for this too.

Friday, May 28, 2010

GOP's Oil Trap

I agree with Kimberly Strassel of the WSJ, who argues that it does no good to the U.S. economy or like to their own electoral chances to take the traditional Democrat role of bashing oil companies, and BP in particular. In fact, Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu has it correct.

"I know that this committee has its eyes on the environment. We in Louisiana . . . not only have our eyes on it, we have our heart invested in it and we are making a living on that delta. But we need the oil that comes from offshore to keep this economy moving. We must examine what went wrong, weigh the risk and rewards, fix what is broken and move on . . . If we could do without this oil, we would. But we simply cannot—not today, not in the near future."

Unfortunately this spill worked out perfectly for the Left - they now have a willing partner in the GOP to increase regulations and restrictions on oil drilling - to the detriment of our economy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama: No More Drilling Permits

In typical fashion, Obama is not going to let the BP oil spill crisis go to waste. He has used the opportunity to cancel the sale of federal leases off the coast of Virginia, postponed drilling in the Arctic, and placed a moratorium on the sale of all new drilling permits.

I'm actually surprised he doesn't cite automobile crash statistics and outlaw automobiles...but then again, he and his union buddies own the autos.

EU Should Be Vary Wary of Geithner's "Solutions"

Tim Geithner appears to be enjoying himself lecturing the Europeans on required "stimulus" programs to solve the debt crisis. Europeans should be skeptical, however. Geithner, who has never held a job in the private sector, proved himself in 1997-98 to completely misdiagnose the Asian crisis and impose a failed IMF solution on the region, to disastrous effects.

Ten years later, not many people remember Geithner's role in the Asian crisis, but former Australian prime minister Paul Keating sure does - and he savages Geithner in this April 2009 article.

In a speech to a closed gathering at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Thursday, Paul Keating gave a starkly different account of Geithner's record in handling the Asian crisis: "Tim Geithner was the Treasury line officer who wrote the IMF program for Indonesia in 1997-98, which was to apply current account solutions to a capital account crisis."

In other words, Geithner fundamentally misdiagnosed the problem. And his misdiagnosis led to a dreadfully wrong prescription.

Geithner wants experiment again - this time in Europe.

Obama Can't Stop the Bleeding

No I'm not talking about the oil leak, I'm talking about his job approval ratings, which yesterday hit an all time low of -22 according to Rasmussen. Easy to see why:

It's all about his spending. The US budget deficit is at 13% of GDP and with more stimulus and healthcare rubbish it's going to 20% - which will be 50% worse than Greece. If people didn't believe it before, they'd better believe it now: tax increases - they are a comin'. I'm sure Obama will try to hide them before November, but they're comin.

I'm going to make a prediction that his Rasmussen ratings are at -30% in a year's time and -40% in 2 years. I don't think any President has fallen anywhere near that level before and even though there is a liberal base that will support whatever action he does, like lemmings over a cliff, I think his ratings will get much much worse.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mosque to Be Built at WTC

I can't see how the board voted 29-1 in favor of this. Who is on the board? The only thing I can think of is that there must be almost all muslims on the board. Nothing against muslim-Americans at all, but I really disagree with the location chosen, if only because all of the murderers on that day were from the muslim faith. How quickly we forget.

I don't think Jews would want a monument from the Nazi's in their backyard either, even if it were given in goodwill.

I don't know all the details behind this, and maybe there are good reasons that this had to be done, but on the surface, I would bet that 90% of Americans disagree with this.

NJ's Chris Christie Sounds Off

If you want hope and change - then Chris Christie is the man. I actually thought that when he won the Republican primary last year that he was the more liberal of the two, and he might have been. But the guy wants to cuts expenses and he has to be admired for that. Watch either of these 2 videos and you'll get a sense of the guy. Not bad.

Obama to Skip Memorial Day at Arlington, Take Vacation

It says a lot about a Commander in Chief when he chooses to take a second vacation in a month rather than attend traditional Memorial Day events, such as laying a wreath at Arlington cemetery.

Red State blasts him. I agree with that line of thinking, but I think Obama is being candid about his feelings for the military and I appreciate him taking as many vacations as humanly possible. Take 5 vacations a month, I say.

European Welfare State is Dead

From Victor David Hanson:

In just a few months the brave new dream world as we knew it has died — but with a whimper, not a bang.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Taxpayers Subsidize Scotty Pippen, Sam Donaldson To Not Grow Crops

Just another waste of taxpayer dollars. And now Obama's Dept. of Agriculture is shutting down a database that shows us just how wasteful they are.

Remember Scotty Pippen, the former NBA star? He was also a farmer. That's right, a real hayseed, who was so good at it that the federal government paid him $130,000 over a five-year period not to grow crops.

The federal farm bureaucrats naturally opted out of disclosing how much they were paying people like former ABC News White House correspondent Sam Donaldson and multi-millionaire David Rockefeller not to grow crops. No doubt the decision was made to "save tax dollars."

Mass. Health Close to Single Payer System

Health insurers in Massachusetts lost $150 million last quarter due to the state's health care changes. From the NY Post:

The companies have gone to court to challenge the state's action -- it apparently had no basis for its ruling beyond the political needs of Gov. Deval Patrick. If they win, Bay State health premiums will continue their rapid rise; if they lose, they'll eventually have to stop doing business in Massachusetts -- and the state will be that much closer to a "single payer" system of socialized medicine.

Here comes Obamacare...

Obama to "Rein in Spending;" After the a New $190 Billion Spending Giveaway

You can't make this stuff up. After Obama said yesterday that he needs a line item veto to "rein in wasteful spending," he is supporting a new $190 billion "stimulus" program that does nothing but spend another $190 billion in taxpayer money (yes, this is separate from the $165 billion union bailout coming). From the WSJ:

Another big spending "stimulus" bill is in the works. And sure enough, the House plans to vote this week on $190 billion in new spending, $134 billion of which it won't even pretend to pay for.

There's $24 billion to help states pay the exploding tab for Medicaid, the same program that ObamaCare expands by some 16 million new recipients. The bill also offers $1 billion for summer jobs for teens, whose jobless rate is 25.4%. Congress could do far more to create teen jobs if it merely suspended last year's minimum wage increase to $7.25 an hour, which priced millions of young workers out of the labor market. But that would be too rational.

There's $24 billion to help states pay the exploding tab for Medicaid, the same program that ObamaCare expands by some 16 million new recipients. The bill also offers $1 billion for summer jobs for teens, whose jobless rate is 25.4%. Congress could do far more to create teen jobs if it merely suspended last year's minimum wage increase to $7.25 an hour, which priced millions of young workers out of the labor market. But that would be too rational.

There's $24 billion to help states pay the exploding tab for Medicaid, the same program that ObamaCare expands by some 16 million new recipients. The bill also offers $1 billion for summer jobs for teens, whose jobless rate is 25.4%. Congress could do far more to create teen jobs if it merely suspended last year's minimum wage increase to $7.25 an hour, which priced millions of young workers out of the labor market. But that would be too rational.

Obamanomics - 2 more years and the U.S. will follow Greece down the sinkhole.

Obama's Disastrous Financial Bill

Judd Gregg calls Obama's financial bill a disaster. I'll give you the quote, and you can decide if this sounds like Obama or not:

You’ll basically have a consumer protection agency which decides to go out and in the morning and say, ‘well everybody who’s XYZ should have a loan, even though the local community bank says XYZ shouldn’t have a loan, because if we give them a loan, we know they’re not going to pay back,’” he said. “It’s going to become an agency that defines lending on social justice purposes instead of safety and soundness purposes.

I'd say this sounds like Obamanomics to me.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Democrats Want $165 Billion Union Pension Bailout

Democrats have already stolen trillions from American taxpayers over the next several years. Now they want to take another $165 billion from private citizens so all of Obama's union buddies can live in a comfortable retirement at the age of 50 because they haven't contributed enough of their own money.

Obamanomics. Live it.

Spill Gives Obama Chance to Quadruple Gas Taxes

"Never let a crisis go to waste." Obama and the Dems know the line well - and are prepared to quadruple oil taxes...all in the name of paying for oil spills, of course. If Obama could tax the air we breathe, he would do so.


Andy McCarthy: House Divided

Andy McCarthy has a great post on the Obama-Pelosi Left's willingness to applaud a foreign president who calls Arizona a bunch of racists - at the same time that Mexico actually enforces its racist policies towards its own immigrants from Guatemala.

In short, McCarthy views this attitude as representing 20-25% of the American people. The other 75-80% of Americans are ignored and hated by the Obama-Pelosi Left, who need us only to pay the taxes on their Revolutionary Government and then shut up.

Obama's Approval Ratings Dropping Again

Obama's approval ratings are moving south once more. Earlier in the year his approval ratings touched -20 (those that strongly approve of him minus those that strongly disapprove). This happened during the healthcare reform debate. I think at the time Obama's approval ratings were suffering from both sides of the aisle. Conservatives didn't like another trillion dollar spending binge while liberals criticized Obama because they didn't think he would be able to pass it. So both sides disapproved of him.

When healthcare did pass, I think the left side of the aisle shifted to the approval column and Obama got a 10 point short term bounce from lefties (this is my viewpoint). But now he's plummeting again, and almost close to his previous lows.

Why the dumping again? I think people are realizing that with another trillion dollar bill passed, there's not much that separates the USA from Greece. People are becoming aware of the ridiculous spending and while Europe is beginning to take action by cutting expenses, Obama is oblivious to the whole thing as he continues to spend spend spend.

Obama thought he won a huge victory by passing healthcare. Ironically, I think this bill, if it is not repealed, will be what ends up destroying Obama.

Who is Lying: Obama or Sestak?

Wow! Joe Sestak admitted that Obama tried to buy him off by offering him a job to stay out of the Senate race with Arlen Spector. I think this is illegal... and called bribery, not that many in the media want to report it. Actually Sestak has repeated this allegation many times that he was offered a "high level" job within Obama's administration. If he is lying about Obama, I would assume Obama would want an investiation to clear his good name. After all, bribery is a serious charge, and someone here is not telling the truth! It's either Joe Sestak or Barack Obama.

One reason to potentially believe Sestak: first, why would he make this up? Accusing the president of bribery is a serious allegation and why would he say it if it weren't true? Secondly, I believe there's a pattern here. Obama also admitted to meeting with Blagovejich on who his replacement would be. I remember the White House saying that they had met with him several times to "discuss" his replacement. Of course they only admit to meeting with him. No bribe or anything. And if it were, who would report it anyway?

Well, there's one way to determine who is really telling the truth: if Obama does not say anything about Sestak, demands no investigation, and does not demand that Sestak resign, then it probably proves that he's guilty. Think about it: a man makes allegations about Obama, and then Obama does nothing?! This is the same man who went out of his way to comment about a Boston cop's stupidity. Now a top democrat is accusing Obama himself of a crime. If nothing comes of it, it's because Obama does not want any more investigation into the subject. I could be wrong, but I say we won't hear much more about the topic.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Christie Vetos Democratic Tax Hikes in NJ

Nice. Finally, a politician that understands that taxing its citizens is the wrong thing to do and will only worsen the burden on consumers and worsen the economy. New Jersey democrats think higher taxes are the way to go. And former governor NJ governor Corzine also thought that higher spending was the way to got. Seems like NJ democrats are taking a page out of the Obama playbook.

Aaah, but Christie vetoed, as promised. Now THIS is real change, unlike the garbage the white house talks about.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Banks Must Raise More Capital For Lower Profits

The Senate passed its "financial reform bill," which among several idiotic items, requires banks to raise more capital while restricting rates and profits.

Not a good combination for capital investment or overall job growth. And of course "consumer protections" will simply result in a dearth of credit for those who need it most.

More Obamanomics at work.

Unfortunately, Scott Brown flipped his vote to get it passed. He ran as a conservative and was elected - and now he's voting with Democrats. The Dems won't need a good candidate to defeat him in 2012 - he's gonna destroy his own chances by showing everyone there isn't much difference between him and his opponent.

Is Obama Killing the Recovery?

You have to wonder why there's been such lackluster job growth thusfar in the US economy, despite Obama's enormous spending binge. Today, for example, inital jobless claims came in almost 10% higher than expected. Does Obama's extension of unemployment benefits have anything to do with it?

Could be. In a normal environment, if a worker lose his job, he's entitled to unemployment benefits for 13 weeks. Because of the severity of this economic downturn, Bush extended it to 26 weeks. Under Obama, it has now increased several more times, and now people can collect their benefits for up to 2 years!

Why work if the government will pay you?

Not sure if there is a connection, but to me it makes sense.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Democrat Runs Against Obamacare, Wins Murtha Seat

Many Democrats today are convincing themselves that there is no public anger against Obama's America after Democrat Mark Critz won Jack Murtha's old seat. This Politico article calls it a "spectacular failure" of Republicans.

However, I think there is a very key point here. While Critz is a Democrat, he actively campaigned as a pro-gun, anti-abortion, anti-Obamacare Democrat who is not afraid to cross his party. The unfortunate thing is that like most Democrats, he will simply hold his nose and vote for the Obama/Pelosi agenda whenever it really matters.

It does seem clear that some Americans are still willing to believe whatever they are told, despite previous experience. (Heck, maybe they still believe that Obama is actually a tax cutter.) And that is unfortunate for Republicans.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

An Homage to Coolidge

Big Government remembers Calvin Coolidge, the forgotten president. He is a president that not many (including myself) are intimately familiar with. But in the age of Obama, where government is expected to run your entire life and provide every solution to daily problems, it would be nice to see more Coolidge-type presidents. He also was one of the few in politics during the early 1900s that didn't succumb to the allure of socialism.

Schocker: CT Dem Senate Candidate Lies About Service

Richard Blumenthal figured that John Kerry's lies about his war record worked so well that he'd copy them. In many public speeches, Blumenthal says that he served in Vietnam. Unfortunately, it's not true.

Will voters care? They sure didn't in 2008 when Obama couldn't open his mouth without uttering a lie about his intentions, but it took most Americans a full year to realize they were all just lies.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shocker: Experts Say Obamacare Will Cram ERs Beyond Capacity

Predictable. Only idiots think Obamacare is anything but a disaster .

The new healthcare law will pack 32 million newly insured people into emergency rooms already crammed beyond capacity, according to experts on healthcare facilities.

...“Everybody expected that one of the initial impacts of reform would be less pressure on emergency departments; it’s going to be exactly the opposite over the next four to eight years,” said Rich Dallam, a healthcare partner at the architectural firm NBBJ, which designs healthcare facilities.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

IMF: U.S. Debt Crisis By 2015

The IMF tells us what most common sense Americans have figured out - if Obama's policies aren't overturned and fast, the U.S. will be going off the Greek cliffs within 5 years. My own personal estimate is that we lose our AAA rating by 2013.

Obama Should Learn from Socialist Spanish PM

Believe it or not, socialist PM of Spain Jose Luis Zapatero could teach Obama a thing or two about fiscal responsibility.

Mr. Zapatero is taking action to address the root cause of his nation's fiscal dilemma: excess spending. For years, Spain had doled money out of the public purse with such abandon that its deficit reached 11.2 percent of gross domestic product in 2009. Mr. Zapatero will now impose a 5-percent across-the-board reduction in government salaries. Ministers will take a more substantial, but mostly symbolic, 15-percent cut. More importantly, the government will freeze pension benefits and eliminate a number of non-essential benefits. A total of 13,000 unnecessary government employees will be cut loose.

Since the U.S. likely has 8-10x the number of government employees, that would equate to over 100,000 federal employees in the U.S. That would be a great start.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dems Afraid to Even Address Budget This Year

Democrats have decided that they will not even propose a budget this year because of their fear that voters will be outraged at the projected $10 trillion deficits over the next 10 years.

Just as a reminder, $10 trillion is $10,000,000,000,000.00 (equivalent to $133,000 for a family of four).

And they complained about Bush's $150 billion (1% of GDP) deficit as outrageous...

Holder: No, I Didn't Read the Arizona Immigration Law

Eric Holder, after railing on Arizona's law, admits that he has never even read it. How ridiculously irresponsible. Is he simply a member of the Obama loving media instead of the head of the Department of Justice? From Holder:

"I've just expressed concerns on the basis of what I've heard about the [Arizona immigration] law. But I'm not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is."

Maybe he should read it before commenting about how unfair it is. And unlike Obamacare, this is actually a very short bill. What a moron.

Cronyism: Wall Street Bails Out Obama-Connected ShoreBank

It appears that Goldman Sachs, along with B of A, JP Morgan and Citigroup, are prepared to bail out Chicago-based and politically connected ShoreBank as a handout to Obama and the Democrats. Keep in mind that ShoreBank was a huge supporter of the Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977, which is a big reason for the recent financial crisis. While traveling through Africa a few years ago, then-Senator Obama praised the bank for its lending efforts to lower income people.

Now, of course, we know that the bank is a charity case. It's loan book is apparently a disaster and it appears that political pressure convinced Wall Street that it would be a "good investment." Crony capitalism at its best.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Elena Kagan's Thesis: Socialism Decline Was "Sad Story"

Supreme Court nominee and Obama's thought clone, Elena Kagan, laments the decline and failure of socialism in her college thesis. She sums up the failures of socialism:

The story is a sad, but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism's decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope.

Not very subtle, is it?

Socialist Vermont Cuts Taxes

In a strange twist of fate, Vermont is actually cutting its real estate and capital gains tax rates. Unsurprisingly, the AP reporter writing the article seems baffled.

Vermont, often regarded as one of the most liberal states in the country, is bucking the trend of raising state taxes to boost its economy and heading in the opposite direction, cutting capital gains and estate taxes.

Even Democrats (at least some of them) aren't so idiotic as to suggest that they are raising taxes to boost an economy. Perhaps AP's Dave Gram will someday get a clue.

Kagan Doesn't Like First or Second Amendments

Elena Kagan is Obama as a white woman. Already we knew that she has written papers claiming that the government needs to heavily regulate free speech. Now we learn that she also is not a fan of gun rights.

So she doesn't like the first two amendments to the Constitution. Maybe Senators should simply ask what parts of the Constitution she does like.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

April Deficit: 4x Last Year, 60% Worse Than Projected

Obamanomics! April's budget deficit of $82 billion was 4 times larger than April 2009 and almost 60% worse than estimated.

Oh, but don't worry - the government can't estimate Obama's deficits 30 days in advance, but they know precisely what Obamacare will cost 10 years from now...

IBD: Democrats Still Want Your 401-Ks

From the IBD:

Democrats have obliquely admitted they covet Americans' pensions. Last week, congressional Republicans told them to stay away. The shame is that they had to do anything at all.

...Let's not forget: The courts have ruled that Washington isn't obligated to pay back a dime it's seized from paychecks to fund Social Security.

Don't think Washington would never wreck private pensions in the name of the collective good. It happened in Argentina, and if the same group that's determined to take over the U.S. health care system stays in power long enough, it could happen here.

Obama Lectures Spain on Deficits

This is not a joke. Obama lectures his buddy Zapatero on the concern of rising budget deficits in Spain.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Key Dem: Reforming Fannie, Freddie "Too Complicated"

Yep, that's the reason Dem Rep. Paul Kanjorski gave to CNBC for excusing Fannie and Freddie entirely from their "financial reform."

The same group of politicians who believe that taking over the health care system is no problem.

Fannie and Freddie: Still Losing Money

From the WSJ:

Fannie Mae yesterday announced its 11th consecutive quarterly loss—$11.5 billion—and asked for another $8.4 billion in taxpayer assistance. When it comes to losing money, nobody does it better than this government-created mortgage investor.

...Once the checks from Treasury clear, Fan and Fred will have consumed a combined $145 billion in taxpayer cash, and the end is nowhere in sight. Both companies warned of further losses triggering more government assistance, which is now unlimited after a 2009 Treasury decision.

The losses are unlimited because the companies are now run by the government not to make money, by deliberately subsidizing housing. In yesterday's press release, CEO Mike Williams didn't even pretend that he's running a profit-making business. "In the first quarter we continued to serve as a leading source of liquidity to the mortgage market, and we made solid progress in our ongoing efforts to keep people in their homes," he said.

The company also announced that most of the loans it modified in the first three quarters of 2009 had gone delinquent again within six months. Talk about an exciting business opportunity! In case anyone still hasn't gotten the joke, the company also clarified yesterday that its directors "are not obligated to consider the interests of the company" unless the government tells them to do so.

Obamanomics. Love it.

Unemployed Turn Down Jobs in Detroit for Unemployment Benefits

This is not to say that everyone is turning down jobs, but this is a good reason why extending unemployment benefits is often the opposite of what the government should do:

In a state with the nation's highest jobless rate, landscaping companies are finding some job applicants are rejecting work offers so they can continue collecting unemployment benefits.

UK Moving Further Left?

Despite the fact that Conservatives won 48% of the overall seats in the UK in last week's election, it appears that the government will move even further left than where it was. How can this happen? If one party does not win an all-out majority, then the minority parties can form a coalition, and this looks to be a great possibility now with news that Gordon Brown will resign.

It appears that Labor, who won 40% of the seats, and the Liberal democrats, who won 9%, could team up and get close to a majority (49%). I'm no expert on UK politics but this is what seems to be happening. Under this scenario, the Labor Party, the big loser in this year's election, could retain power.

This is similar to what happened in 2008's Republican Primary when we saw a few occasions where Huckabee and McCain teamed up to defeat Romney. One particularly egregious example was West Virginia where Romney won 48% of the vote, but Huckabee and McCain had won 25% each and combined their votes to take it away.

Well, I got this one wrong. Cameron has been named Prime Minister of the UK. What could have happened did not. The big question now, is how much did he have to compromise with the Lib Dems (think Nancy Pelosi and even more left) to get the job? My guess is a lot as the Lib Dems were talking with both and held all the leverage. This new coalition "conservative" government will not look like Thatcher's or Reagan's, but it could have been worse.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Labor Secretary VERY Generous With Taxpayer Money

Linda Solis, Obama's Secretary of Labor, is one of the most generous department heads with taxpayer money. She has provided 50% or more in salary increases to several of her former staffers who came with her to the Labor Dept.

Just think of the raises she would give out if unemployment ever got down to 6%! She'd be tripling her employees' salaries.

Mosque Plans Approved For Ground Zero

Aah, what better way to celebrate our harmonious utopia than to build a mosque at Ground Zero right next to where the World Trade Centers used to stand? The plans are moving forward after approval last week.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Stossel to Obama Admin on Unpaid Interns: "Butt Out"

John Stossel tells the Obama administration to butt out of the process of companies hiring students as unpaid interns. Surely enough, if unpaid internships are eliminated, we'll simply be stuck with a lot fewer people with experience when they come out of college. (Maybe that's the intent: create more people reliant on the government for jobs.)

Holder Advises Withholding Info From Senate Intel Committee

Maybe this is why no one trusts Democrats on national security. Obama's buddy and AG Eric Holders seems to have told the intelligence community to refuse to answer questions from the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Moody's: U.S. May Lose AAA By 2013

According to Moody's, the U.S. may lose its cherished AAA rating as soon as 2013, as debt service under Obamanomics hits 18% of revenue.

Fifteen months into office, Obama has already shredded all fiscal discipline remaining in the U.S. Just wait until more people are honest about the costs of Obamacare - then look out.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Another Reason to Despise Journalists

As if we needed another reason to call journalists irresponsible. Some of them decided it was smart to wait at Faisal Shahzad's home as the police were on a stakeout for his arrest. And what police officers in their right mind would tip off these reporters?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

CNN Compares UK's Cameron to....Obama

It appears that "conservative" David Cameron won the plurality of British votes for PM in its election today. While not a conservative in the American sense, Cameron is still a lot more conservative than the other leading candidates - Brown and Clegg.

That doesn't matter to CNN though. Sitting in an airport today, CNN's anchors were claiming that Cameron was actually "similar to Obama" in ways. In other words, voting for the least liberal candidate was like voting for Obama, so to speak.

Alert to media: Obama's policies are Euro-socialism - and they are a complete and total disaster, if you are paying the least bit of attention. Fortunately for most Europeans, they are learning this fact.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Why Mayor Bloomberg is a Complete Idiot

Greg Gutfeld opines in his daily Gregalogue, and I concur:

on Monday he speculated on who might be behind the Time Square car bomb....A homegrown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.

This clearly was a racist statement on Bloomberg's part, and pretty dumb, as Gutfeld mentions. But even dumber still is when he said:

I want to make clear that we will not tolerate any bias or backlash against Pakistani or Muslim New Yorkers.

I think Gutfeld sums it up best:

First Bloomy suggests the car bomber is an American wacko, then he assumes Americans may start lynching innocent folks. Dang - how can a man who has done so well in this country, think our country sucks so bad? He loves running our lives, even as he hates those who live them.