The Obama team has a brilliant fallback plan — relying on the sheer dimwitted gullibility of the American public. How stupid do they think we are? Stupid enough not to be offended at how contemptibly stupid they think we are.
¶ Saturday, August 22, 20090 comments
Taking Out The Trash, or Obama Faces The Truth,... NotThe West Wing - Episode 13 "Take Out The Trash Day" The title refers to the Friday press briefing wherein the White House releases information about several sensitive stories, thereby preventing discussion and reducing any probable impact in the media.
Donna: What's take out the trash day? Josh: Friday. Donna: I mean, what is it? Josh: Any stories we have to give the press that we're not wild about, we give all in a lump on Friday. Donna: Why do you do it in a lump? Josh: Instead of one at a time? Donna: I'd think you'd want to spread them out. Josh: They've got X column inches to fill, right? They're going to fill them no matter what. Donna: Yes. Josh: So if we give them one story, that story's X column inches. Donna: And if we give them five stories ... Josh: They're a fifth the size. Donna: Why do you do it on Friday? Josh: Because no one reads the paper on Saturday. Donna: You guys are real populists, aren't you?
After denying the truth, and CBO estimates, for months, the Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week. The higher figure brings the White House budget office into line with outside estimates and gives further fuel to President Barack Obama's opponents, who say his spending plans are too expensive in light of budget shortfalls.
Since 1967, a flyover was authorized for the "God and Country festival" conducted annually in Idaho, an event honoring the fighting men and women of our country. That is, until this year when President Obama refused to authorize such a flyover.
¶ Tuesday, August 18, 20090 comments
So, all in all – if it wasn’t for the elderly, the one thousand page-plus bill would have passed without anyone reading it. And that makes old people cool. They read it, so the rest of us didn’t have to. Thank them, and remember that one day you’re going to end up just like them - if you’re lucky.
¶ Tuesday, August 18, 20090 comments
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Time To Throw The Bums Out
What is the job of a Congressman? Is it to represent the views and desires of his constituents?
Apparently not in the great state of New York. When asked if he would vote for HR 3200 with it's government controlled, socialized, single-payer option he said, 'I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful. I will vote against their opinion if I actually believe it will help them.'
¶ Sunday, August 16, 20090 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Glad There's No Media BiasTuesday on CNN's Situation Room, "reporter" Drew Griffin asked Governor Palin "[t]he press has been pretty hard on you. The Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well. The National Review had a story saying that, you know, ‘I can't tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, or all of the above."
When the Governor asked Griffin who wrote that, he couldn't (or wouldn't) say. The misquote was taken out of context from a piece by Byron York in which he wrote, "Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it's sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward or - well, all of the above."
¶ Thursday, October 23, 20084 comments
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Rabid Attacks & Blind Rage
(originally written on 9/4/08 in another forum.)
This whole attack on Governor Palin has got me so pissed I can hardly formulate a coherent rebuttal. If this were some pro-abortion, left wing femi-nazi (like Shrillary) the media would be giving her a pass. And demanding the entire country do the same.
They hate Sarah Palin because she represents real Americans, instead of what they imagine Americans should be. She doesn't fit into their anti-gun, pro-abortion, career-woman, PETA-loving, anti-business, anti-oil, tree-hugging, big government feminist mold, so she - and her family - must be savaged and destroyed.
Meanwhile, I have no doubt that real Americans are watching and taking note. First of all, we like Palin. It didn't take long to figure out that she is a fine American with character, courage, and strong family values. Much like most of us. Even my wife, who is no fan of Republicans, likes Governor Palin. For a person who considers Clinton and Carter to have been good Presidents, that's a pretty serious endorsement.
Second, Americans are not pleased with the despicable attacks of the Democrats, the liberals, and the left-wing, pro-Obama media. I think in the next 2 months we will see a huge backlash against the Obama/Biden campaign.
The ironic part of this is that the media, and the left, cannot fathom any of this. They are flabbergasted that we haven't fallen in love with Barry Obama. That we don't hate McCain and Palin. That we don't pile onto the governor and her family with them. They believe that because they say something we should believe it and blindly follow. Talk about not getting it!
¶ Thursday, September 18, 20083 comments
McCain IS a "Cybersavvy Technologist"
A few days ago I posted about this diversionary fiasco put forth by Obama & his campaign about John McCain and the Internet.
This is such a non-issue. (And here I thought the Obamaphiles wanted to run a campaign about "real" issues. You know the ones that impact the American people.) As I've said, I don't particularly want my President to be spending his time sending e-mails and updating his Facebook status.
For the record, Senator McCain has long been considered one of the Senate’s leading authorities on telecommunications and the Internet, even by The Left. He was called the “Senate’s savviest technologist” by Forbes magazine in 2000. During the presidential campaign that year, Slate’s Jacob Weisberg referred to him as the most “cybersavvy” of all the presidential candidates, including that famed inventor of the Internet, Al Gore. Weisberg went on to say that, as Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, he had to "learn about the Internet early on, and young Web entrepreneurs such as Jerry Yang and Jeff Bezos fascinate him.”
And, whether you like it or not, in 2000, Forbes, Slate, and the Boston Globe all reported that McCain isn't proficient in the use of a personal computer primarily because the North Vietnamese broke his fingers and shattered both of his arms. By the way, not being able to actively use technology or have hands-on something doesn't mean he doesn't understand it. (Stephen Hawking comes to mind as an example of this truth.)