Thursday, September 29, 2011

If you have work...

...don't whine, work hard, do a good job...even if it isn't the job of your dreams. There are a whole lot of people out there who would be happy to take your job.

Cripes, this is starting to remind me a whole lot of 1974--and then after that we got Carter. For those too young to remember those nasty, bad times--you're lucky.

Chris Christie's Address at the Reagan Library

It seems a shame that what Christie had to say the other night has been overshadowed by the "will he-won't he" BS in the media. If you've forgotten what a leader looks like because of the inexperienced whackjob in the White House, watch Christie speak.

"It is a simple but powerful message," said Christie. "Lead on the tough issues by telling your citizens the truth about the depth of our challenges." Christie said that Obama hasn't found the courage to lead, and he labeled Obama a "bystander in the Oval Office" who is dividing the country to "achieve re-election." He was similarly critical of Congress.

"When there is a problem, you fix it...and you can't wait for someone else to do it when you're in the Oval Office."

Here's the text.

Here's a video of the speech.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Is there any good news out there?

This was the Dow's worst week since October 2008.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Solargate

I'm a news junkie, and I remember well when the whole Watergate mess was unfolding, the hearings being held, and finally when Nixon was forced to resign. It never seemed inevitable, at the time, that Nixon would have to go.

I'm starting to hear a drumbeat in the media: Barack Obama is in more trouble with this Solyndra mess than he thinks. Political survival trumps loyalty. The Democrats know that their careers are on the line if they can't do something about this inept Obamafraud before 2012, and in the Solyndra debacle they may have found the answer to their problem.

Here's an article at American Thinker by Monty Pelerin: "Will Scandal Drive Obama Off the 2012 Ticket? "The reality is that Obama is spent. His false magic is no longer. He has become a cartoon figure to many Americans and more foreigners. Familiarity has produced contempt. He is a fraud, a man who never was anything other than a carefully scripted and wonderfully executed marketing campaign. . . . Snake oil is never purchased a second time." Perelin says a tipping point for this president has been reached "in the last month or so. The myth of Obama has ended. There is now open talk from the media that Obama cannot win in 2012."

Perelin says, and I think it makes perfect sense, that the mainstram media isn't interested in covering for a failed candidate. They have to realize how much credibility they've lost in the minds of their consumers of news: "The press is more interested in saving what credibility they have left, rather than justifying an increasingly indefensible and broken presidency." Perlerin believes that entrepreneurs within journalism's ranks are likely to focus on filling in the blanks of Obama's missing past. "Now that it is acceptable to attack, if not destroy, the fallen hero, look for lots of new information to come out. . . . This is a very dangerous time for the president."

Pelerin links to a very interesting website in his article at zerohedge.com: "Why was Congress forced to subpoena head of Obama's Budget Office to get info on Solyndra?" Be sure to check out the slideshow. Those slides are devastating for ObamaTeam.

Here's a Reuter's article about crony capitalism and Solyndra: "Solyndra, the logical endpoint of Obamanomics." --"At its core, Obamanomics is about the top-down redistribution of wealth and income. Government spending on various "green" subsidies and programs, along with a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions, would enrich key Democrat constituencies: lawyers, public sector unions, academia, and non-profits. . . . Obamanomics, essentially, would divert taxpayer dollars to the Green Lobby--and then into the campaign coffers of the Democratic Party. . . . And Obama almost pulled it off." It's a great read.

Here's Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review Online: "The Solyndra Fraud." --"The Solyndra debacle is not just Obama-style crony socialism as usual. It is criminal fraud." McCarthy goes on to describe the "sweetheart deal" signed off on by the Obama Energy Department--"cozily connected private investors would be given priority over American taxpayers" when the company went belly-up. And as McCarthy points out, criminal law targets anyone who attempts to influence the issuance of government loans by making false statements. "The penalties are steep: Fraud in connection with government loans, for example, can be punished by up to 30 years in the slammer." This long article is a must-read for understanding just how much trouble Solyndra may be, not just for people in Obama's administration, but for Obama himself.

How does it end? asks Perlerin. "My guess is that investigations go forward and are used to leverage Obama out of office. He will 'choose' not to run for reelection. He understands Chicago-style politics, even when he is on the wrong end."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finally...

Are we finally seeing realistic analysis of Barack Obama coming from the lamestream media? In an article at National Post, written by Rex Murphy: "The media's love affair with a disastrous president."

I just have one question. Where were these people in 2007-2008? Murphy informs us that much of the Obama coverage during the campaign and his first couple of years as president was "orchestrated sychophancy [sic]." NO KIDDING. So where were you, Rex Murphy, when this guy was campaigning for his first term as president?

From Murphy's article: "The media trashed Hillary. They burned Republicans. They ransacked Sarah Palin and her family. But Obama, the cool, the detached, the oracular Obama--he strolled to the presidency."

This is a good article and worth the read: "Palin, in particular, stands out as Obama's opposite in the media's eyes. As much as they genuflected to the one [the Won], they felt the need to turn rotweiler toward the other. If Obama was sacred, classy, intellectual, and cosmopolitann, why then Palin must be malevolent, trashy, dumb, and pure backwoods-ignorant."

Update. Then there's the Chicago Tribune, editorializing that maybe it's time for Obama to withdraw from 2012: "Why Obama should withdraw" by Steve Chapman, who says "The vultures are starting to circle."

Then on one of the Sunday shows, George Will delivered a really devastating smackdown of The Won: "His default position is to give a speech. He has astonishing faith in his persuasive powers. It's refuted by the evidence. He went to Massachusetts to campaign against Scott Brown. Brown is now a senator. He went to New Jersey to campaign against Chris Christie, who is now governor. He went to Virginia to campaign against Bob McDonnell, who is now governor. He campaigned for the health care plan extensively. It became less popular. He campaigned in 2010 for the Democrats. They were shellacked. He began, in a sense, his presidency flying to Copenhagen to get Chicago the Olympics. Chicago was the first city eliminated. There is no evidence that the man has rhetorical powers that he is relying on."

Oh, and P.S. This is reported by the Los Angeles Times. We recall how urgently Obama has been speaking about passing the jobs bill "Now!" Even though it's taken him 961 days of his presidency to talk so urgently about jobs. So where is the bill that the president is so urgently browbeating to pass NOW? Well, it hasn't actually been written yet, but it will probably be ready in a week or two. And then it won't be taken up by the Senate until sometime after they return from "recess."

This is from Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union":

CROWLEY: When is the bill going to get to the floor?

DURBIN [Dick Durbin, Democrat Senator]: The bill is on the calendar. Majority leader Reid moved it to the calendar. It is read and poised. There are a couple other items we may get into this week not on the bill and some related issues that may create jobs. But we're going to move forward on the president's bill. There will be a healthy debate. I hope the Republicans will come to...

CROWLEY: After the recess, so next month? Or when will it actually begin to act on?

DURBIN: I think that's more realistic it would be next month.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Solyndra Obscene Boondoggle Scandal

I can't help but wonder, when is one of these scandals surrounding the Obama administration actually going to stick to the Bamboozler-in-Chief? Will the Solyndra scandal be the one? If you haven't been keeping up with this one (and who can, with all the crap going on in this administration), here's the cliffnotes version at Townhall.com.

Mark Levin is all over this thing, and The Right Scoop (Sept. 14) has the audio from Levin's radio show.

Levin had a caller a week ago who was a self-described "low level" employee at Solyndra. Levin says, "She made it quite clear that this was fraud from day one, and even she, a fairly "low level" worker, quote, unquote, was well-aware that this was unfeasible from day one. We now know there are emails, from certain individuals, senior up in the Obama administration, suggesting they not pursue this. We know the money came from the phoney stimulus bill. We know there were meetings with executives at the White House, and we know that top executives of this firm contributed heavily to the Obama campaign."

This is the "green" company that received half a billion in taxpayer money from the Obama stimulus bill. Levin says that this was a Potemkin Village, and the problem is, it went bankrupt too fast--it was meant to last at least until after the 2012 election.

Levin: "In the name of green energy, in the name of the environment, they think they can get away with anything, folks."

So we're hearing that the Treasury Department, the FBI, and the Energy Department are all pursuing investigations into this obscene fraud. Since the "loan" given to this company was arranged by the Energy Department, isn't this like the fox guarding the hen house? Just askin'.

A House panel is looking into the role the White House played in the half a billion dollar loan to the company. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations began hearings yesterday, Sept. 14, into the approval of the loan to Solyndra. The chairman of the committee is Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

From the website Human Events, and article by Audrey Hudson: "House Panel Probes White House Role in Solyndra Loan" - "Republicans said Solyndra was the hallmark of the President's green jobs program and widely promoted by the administration as a stimulus success story, right up until its bankruptcy and FBI raid. [Energy] Secretary Chu did attend the groundbreaking even on Sept. 4, and Biden spoke at the ceremony via satellite."

Naturally the White House is now in full ass-covering mode. Yes, hilariously they're blaming...wait for it...George Bush!

Updates to follow...

Update. This is from American Thinker, "Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg," by Ed Lasky.

Update #2. From Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. I might just have to start watching this guy. This is hilarious. h/t Michelle Obama's Mirror's blog


Monday, September 12, 2011

Are we getting the whole story?

UPDATE: Whoo-hoo! The Republican won the Dem New York House seat; the Republican won the Dem Nevada House seat. Mark Amodei won in Nevada over Dem Kate Marshall in an election that two weeks ago was considered a shoe-in for the Dem. Last night the Republican won: 57 to 36 percent. Amodei's closing message: "We've been promised recovery, and we've been given misery. Let's send a message to Washington."

Obama is poison in Nevada; Obama is poison in New York. Who would have thought? /sarc.

Despite the fact that the Queens County Democrat Party machine kicked into high gear, Dem David Weprin lost over Rep Bob Turner. With 80% of the precincts reporting, the race wasn't even close: 54% for the Republican and 46% for the Dem. The district has NEVER SENT A REPUBLICAN TO THE HOUSE. Democrats have a 3-1 ratio registration advantage in the district. The Dem candidate should have won: an Orthodox Jew and member of a prominent Queens political family, he should have won easily in this largely white, working-class district which is nearly 40% Jewish. The Republican is a Roman Catholic former media executive and "political novice." Wow. Simply wow.

UPDATE #2: Read Andrew Breitbart's story at BigGovernment: "After Turner Earthquake in Weiner District, Democrats' Civil War Against Obama Begins." Says Breitbart: "I predict a tectonic shift among American Jews and within the Democratic Party if Obama doesn't quietly retire....Many Democrats are awakening to the reality that their party has been hijacked by a radicalism completely unfamiliar to their parents' and grandparents' Democratic Party." Amen, Brother.

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The obivous answer to that question is "No." The "story" I'm referring to is how badly--really--is Barack Obama doing in the polls? Tomorrow people in New York's 9th Congressional District are going to vote for a new representative to replace the disgraced Anthony Weiner. As of yesterday the Republican, Bob Turner was showing numbers that would have him pulling off a huge upset: Turner leads Dem David Weprin 47-41, with the Socialist Worker candidate at 4% and "undecided" at 7%.

This is a heavily Democrat district, and an article at Public Policy Polling says Turner is leading for two reasons: He's ahead by 32 points with independents; and he's winning 29% of the Democrat vote.

"If Turner wins on Tuesday it will be largely due to the incredible unpopularity of Barack Obama dragging his party down in the district. Obama won 55% there in 2008 but now has a staggeringly bad 31% approval rating, with 56% of voters disapproving of him. It's a given that Republicans don't like him but more shocking are his 16% approval rating with independents and the fact that he's below 50% even with Democrats at 465 approving and 38% disapproving."

Ouch! If these numbers for the 9th District are even close, it's more than realistic to believe that Barack Hussein Obama may be in for the biggest epic fail in 2012 that any sitting president has ever had for a second term election. Stay tuned for tomorrow's election results. You have to wonder at some point if the Dems are having second thoughts about their guy running for a second term.

The "War Room" at Salon.com is saying that the race is "actually pretty meaningless"--seriously?--since the 9th District "is liable to be redistricted out of existence soon." That seems to me to be missing the point. This is New York City, and it was a formerly safe seat for ANY Democrat. A Siena College poll has Turner at 50% to 44% for his Dem opponent. The Salon article, naturally, says nothing about the reasons for the vote going for the Republicans, except to say that these voters are a "pro-Israel crowd" and "some residents are a bit... wary of President Obama." Good grief, that's some spin. At the end of the article, they do admit, however, that the psychological effect of a Democrat loss in the district "would be devastating--And that's why the DCCC is throwing a ton of money into a pointless race."

The leftist press--still carrying water for Barack Hussein. Let's see where that gets them in 2012.

P.S. The photog above is Obama at Shanksville, PA yesterday, greeting attendees at the Wall of Names, the newly dedicated Flight 93 memorial. One of his handlers should have told him that this really wasn't a "grip & grin" campaign opportunity--that it was actually a solemn occasion.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Good Lord, this woman has serious anger issues

This is one seriously angry black woman--and I could respect her for that--except, what exactly is the source of her rage? For the love of God, Michelle Robinson was handed a seat at Princeton and at Harvard Law, not because she earned a place at either school, but because she was born black in 1964. Did she really think that her affirmative action status put her on a par with people who earned their way? She was one of only a handful of blacks at the prestigious law firm in Chicago, Sidley Austin (yeah, I bet she sure "earned her way" into that job). She was handed a $300,000 job at the U of Chicago Hospital system, where she "rarely" showed up for work for the last year she was there (the job was eleminated once she left).

I'm really tired of this woman's angry, nasty attitude. She's been handed things all her life. I guess that goes to show how little good giving handouts does for people.


And what the hell is this? Here's the First Lady of the Land responding to the recent Jobs Speech given by Barack Obama at the joint session of Congress. What a selfish, self-aborbed bitch she is, telegraphing to anyone watching her disgust/disdain/or whatever it was that she wanted to communicate. When I was a kid, if I had tried using that nasty, sulky face in public, my mother would have told me to stand up straight and put a smile on my face.


P.S. Michelle, here's a tip. Your "guns" are no longer toned; your self-indulgent elitist lifestyle has made you FAT. Cover up. She was the only one in the room that night in sleeveless attire. It's time for her to get a clue--she is no fashion icon, no matter what Essence Magazine says about her.