*****-in-Chief Obama Discards Perfect 200 Year Record
Another 444 Days? Thomas Jefferson dealt with a similar situation with such finality and effectiveness that his policy was enshrined in the marine hymn ‘…to the shores of Tripoli…’ and for 200 years, nobody – state, individual, or pirate crew – desired to threaten American shipping because the results were entirely predictable. Now suddenly, the results are not so predictable to our discredit. Or at | Read More »
Obama Cancels Elections
If that future headline is ever printed, it probably won’t have Obama’s name on it at first. More likely, it will be a proxy — a governor. Or better yet, a mayor or county commission — perhaps in Illinois? Near or in Chicago? But it will go down like this: the MSM will show a wide-shot video of huge (but well-behaved) crowds at the Tax | Read More »
I’m Special: I Got a Letter from the White House
Alas, it was not signed by president Obama, instead, it is signed by his Director of Correspondence, who I assume is building name recognition for a future run for office. The card could only have been in response to the form I filled out on the WH web site (I’ve done this about 6 times), as the WH public fax number is always busy (on | Read More »
Witch Hunt Will Only Drive More Capital Offshore
Newsmax reports that IRS has had some successes in getting UBS, the Swiss bank, to disclose some of the US account holder information on some of its secret numbered accounts. The number of disclosures is only about 300-400 on a total of almost 50,000 accounts. UBS is properly refusing further disclosures as required under Swiss privacy laws. The first decision that law abiding US citizens | Read More »
Another Trillion This Week.
The House just passed over $400 trillion in spending and Obama puts forward over $600 billion in health care funding. So that is another trillion this week. A trillion last week, too. I wonder how many weeks in a row we can spend a trillion dollars and still be able to sell treas securities to finance it. We are already very close to the | Read More »
What Jindal Should Have Said: ‘hard choices’ and ‘sacrifice’ are for taxpayers, not Big Government
Jindal should have warned the country that, based on the track record we have seen so far in the past 5 weeks, the ‘brighter day’ is going to be for big government and the lobbyists, and the ‘hard choices’ and ‘scarifice’ are going to be for you and me and the 50 states.
Now Iran Wants to Talk to Obama; The Day After Israeli Elections
…and now Iran is asking Obama for talks. That would force Obama to place pressure on whatever new coalition ultimately forms a government in Israel NOT to do a bombing raid on Iran’s enrichment facilities. Predictable move, let’s see if it works. My bet: Obama will start shrieking like an 8 year old girl again.
Help Has to Arrive; Dispatch is Not Enogh
Obama signs the emergency order and then retires with his buddies to watch the Superbowl. Without checking back to see if FEMA needs another fire built under its butt. FEMA gets busy writing press releases – 5 so far (http://www.fema.gov/news/eventnews.fema?id=11049) and balks, according to their spokesperson, at closed roads and icy conditions. I recall they had helicopters for Katrina? Two days is too | Read More »