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Obama forgot Option #3

January 26, 2010

Yup, Option #3 looks like the right one. Charles Krauthammer also nails the utter cluelessness of the democrats in the wake of the recent miracle in Massachusetts.

To recap the video, Mr. Krauthammer states that our Dear Leader left out option #3 when discussing how his term in office will be seen. His record so far is one of mediocrity at best, and he doesn’t show any indication of improvement. So, he will probably be a mediocre one term President, with ratings that high only because of a fawning press.

Originally published at the Urbin Report.

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A few simple questions

November 9, 2009

I found this list of questions on flickr.

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent over a million dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 8 months — so you’ll have three years and one month to come up with an answer (November 2012)

Apparently, this should required viewing by the facility of Harvard University

July 24, 2009

This is an Educational Video by Chris Rock that should be required viewing by Harvard University Professors.

While the white, middle class, cop is getting pronounced guilty of racism by our Dear Leader on national TV, the rich Harvard University professor is relaxing at his other home on Martha’s Vineyard.

I question his priorities

March 8, 2009

Dangerously incompetent

March 8, 2009

Our Dear Leader claims that the stock market is merely a “tracking poll.”

People don’t invest their retirement in a “tracking poll.”

Perhaps we have a “Community Organizer of the United States” who is so out of touch with the actual reality of how actual real Americans live because he has never held a real job in his life.

He was a Senator for less than one term, and spent most of that not doing his job. His record as a state legislature consists of mostly voting “present.” He never had a job in the private sector. BHO never served in an executive position in government before becoming the leader of the free world. He hasn’t even spent time on a school board.

Obama’s Bear Market

March 6, 2009

That is what Bloomberg is calling it.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 20 percent since Inauguration Day, the fastest drop under a new president in at least 90 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

“People thought there would be a brief Obama rally, and that hasn’t happened,”

“It’s the Obama bear market,” said Dan Veru, who helps oversee $2.8 billion at Palisade Capital Management in Fort Lee, New Jersey. “We don’t know what the rules are in so many different areas the government is touching.”

“Obama should be listening to the stock market more than talking to it,” said Kenneth Fisher, the billionaire chairman of Woodside, California-based Fisher Investments Inc., which oversees $22 billion. “He hasn’t gotten out of the gate well.”

I’ve seen theories put out that Team Obama is tanking the economy on purpose.

Personally, I’m not buying it for the simple reason I don’t buy into most conspiracy theories, they place too great a burden of competence on the government.

Occam’s Razor provides a simpler and much more likely explanation. These guys are in over their heads, they aren’t sure of what to do and the market is responding to that lack of confidence. That the one thing Team BO is sure of is they want to jack up taxes, including that “Cap & Trade” scheme that is going to hit the lower economic end of the population hardest, and that probably isn’t blowing up Wall Street’s collective skirt either.

Michelle Malkin calls it “The Steve Urkel-ization of the economy.”
It’s worth a click just for the nifty Photoshop work.

Update: Michael Boskin writes in the Wall Street Journal that it is Obama’s radicalism that is killing the Dow.

It’s hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president’s policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crisis.

The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end. Instead of combining the best policies of past Democratic presidents — John Kennedy on taxes, Bill Clinton on welfare reform and a balanced budget, for instance — President Obama is returning to Jimmy Carter’s higher taxes and Mr. Clinton’s draconian defense drawdown.

Mr. Boskin writes there are some good points to BHO’s budget, but that negatives far exceed the positives. The negatives include tax hikes during an economic downturn, and the implementation of far left extremist radical “environmental” (more accurately “watermelon”) policy that starts heavy fines on fossil fuels, cutting off access to domestic oil, natural gas & shale oil deposits immediately, while funding “greener” energy technologies that will not put a watt of energy into America for at least a decade.

If you read my tech blog, you’ll see I’m a big fan of domestic sources of alternate energy, but cutting off immediate sources of energy before alternate are ready is just sacrificing the American economy on the alter of an extremist radical movement that has been high jacked by socialists.

Mr. Boskin is a professor of economics at Stanford University, and goes into more detail in his article. Stop by and read it.

Team Obama complaining about big government regulations

March 3, 2009

Members of our Dear Leader‘s staff are running into government rules and regulation set in place to protect the privacy of ordinary Americans, and they aren’t happy about it.

Jim Treacher sums it up well:

Got that? It really is beautiful: The Obama team doesn’t like being told what to do by the government! Which is of course why they want to massively expand it. Kind of like a sea captain, preparing to set sail for uncharted waters, who gets caught off guard by a bucket of mud.

Sounds like they need some more money to fix this website number thing. Will a couple million cover it? Billion? Whatever. It’s all just numbers anyway. Here you go. Don’t worry, we’ll keep having kids. They’ll pay for it, or their kids will. Or their kids…

Mass Gov Patrick deals with recession by jacking gas taxes through the roof

February 10, 2009

With the Peoples Commonwealth hemorrhaging high tech jobs, our democrat Governor Deval Patrick is responding by wanting to raise the gas tax to highest in the country.

Deval Patrick is not only planning on jacking the gas tax by 27 cents per gallon, he plans on raising it over and over again. The tax he is proposing has a built in yearly increase based on the Consumer Price Index. So raising the gas tax to $0.555 a galleon is just the start.

It doesn’t stop there. Our democrat Governor is also planning on charging drivers for miles driven. Your mileage would be tracked by a chip installed in a vehicle inspection sticker. The Governor plans to have this tracking chip in place starting in 2014. Hopefully housing prices will have recovered before then so more people can vote with their feet over that one.

On top of this the the Turnpike Authority, a separate entity from the state transportation department, is still planning on raising toll rates, in some cases, by 100%.

While the citizens have to cut back and become more efficient in the current recession, the government of the Commonwealth, under the guiding hand of democrat Deval Patrick, in his first government executive, and elected, position, continues to grow our bloated, inefficient state government by leeching the life blood of the citizens though oppressive and regressive taxes.

HT to Michael Graham.

Now that is just wrong.

December 15, 2008

The folks at National Lampoon, yup, that National Lampoon, instead of working on the next Van Wilder straight to video release, have gotten into a spot of trouble.

According to the AP:

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have filed charges against the CEO and other executives at National Lampoon Inc., accusing the executives of trying to artificially inflate the company’s stock price.

Prosecutors on Monday filed three indictments and an information charging seven people with conspiracy and securities fraud.

This wouldn’t have happened if P.J. O’Rourke was still there.

OK, it would have happened, but he would have made sure they weren’t so sloppy.

It’s official…

December 1, 2008

…the staff at MSNBC are not living in the shared reality of rational, thinking adults. Newbusters has the latest bit of proof.

File this one under “Deluded Expectations.” During MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, daytime anchor Alex Witt seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama 23 days earlier — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not caused an end to terrorist violence.

HT to Hot Air.

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