Back In The US SSR
Now that Wing-Nut Monster, Congressman Spencer Bachus has gone and done it. Comity is over. The Red –Scare is On and McCarthy has been exhumed. Maunderings of a new inquisition follow below.
But he said he is worried that he is being steered too far by the Congress: “Some of the men and women I work with in Congress are socialists.”
Asked to clarify his comments after the breakfast speech at the Trussville Civic Center, Bachus said 17 members of the U.S. House are socialists.
This is an outrage. Why is this man stupid enough to believe that there are only 17? The current trajectory of American economic policy reminds us more and more of Hugo Chavez or perhaps, if the world really does cut loose the USD as a reserve currency, Robert Mugabe.
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America’s New Currency – The Obama
The United Nations has finally decided to do something intelligent. Predictably with the UN; it’s not something that will help the United States much. However, if I were them, I would do it too. A panel of UN economic experts has suggested ditching the US dollar as the UN’s official reserve currency. The dollar would be replaced by a currency unit consisting of the averaged | Read More »
Of Talleyrand and Jamie Gorelick
People manage to survive in Washington, DC while adding nothing to the commonweal, and sometimes doing substantial damage. They have the dirt on their rivals, they know who’s butt to kiss or they just have a canny instinct that enables them to artfully duck at the right moment. I’m not sure which describes Jamie Gorelick, but like Arnold Schwarzenegger at the end of a Terminator | Read More »
Senator Obama’s Calculus of Fiscal Deception
Barack Obama has sworn up and down that he can pay for every dime of his new proposed Federal spending. Alan Reynolds, of The Wall Street Journal must be a closet racist. He asks the rather mean-spirited question How’s Obama Going to Raise $4.3 Trillion? On one side of the balance sheet, Reynolds lists the potential credits against which the US Treasury will have to | Read More »
So, What’s The Big Hang-up, Joe?
A lot of people got really angry with a character named Joe the Plumber in recent days. He not only had the unmitigated gall to ask Barack Obama a question; he asked him a hard and rather loaded one. And that, according to the Martha Stewart Set, is not a good thing. So this low-brow, Chris Daughtry-looking plumber asks Barack Obama whether he wanted to | Read More »
Deus Ex Machina
Presidential Elections often change direction due to factors beyond the control of the competing campaigners. Often, unpredictable events occur, or something beneath the surface “just clicks.” No one really plans these events, they just beset candidates for office. Like the infamous Dukakis Tank Ride, Barack Obama’s Joe the Plumber Dialogue may have just given the GOP a gift from the gods. After that delightfully funny | Read More »
Staggering In Search of a Suitable Place to Die
Americans are depressed about their current economic fortunes and in many cases their personal finances. In the case of some individuals who have invested/gambled more than they could afford to lose on real estate investments, the mordant pessimism may accurately reflect reality. However, those of us not familiar with the Fabius Maximus Blog, have not seen, felt or tasted the sense of doom that seems | Read More »
John McCain; Egregiously Telling the Truth
The issue of Barack Obama’s tendency to tell voters one thing on foreign policy while telling actual foreign governments something else initially gained currency during The Ohio Democratic Primary. He told a debate audience he would renegotiate NAFTA. He had warned Canada already not to worry about what he had to tell the rubes in order to win. He was against; before he was for | Read More »
Defining Country First
John McCain succeeded far beyond our expectations of the man. He hosted a rousing GOP Convention with the theme “Country First”. While Sarah Palin absolutely dominated the news coverage, John McCain’s message of selfless service did tug the heart strings during the last third of his acceptance speech. “Country First” puts pressure on Senator McCain. It demands that he define that concept in the tangled, | Read More »
The Delusions of a Whinging Pommie
It seems there are those in Great Britain who will follow the example of their Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, regardless of how execrable it may be. The Honorable Mr. Brown recently told the world who he thought really deserved to win a US election. “Around the world, it is progressive politicians who are grappling with these challenges….In the electrifying US Presidential campaign, it is the | Read More »
Governor Sarah Palin, and a Change That I Can Believe In
Senator Barack Obama continues to run for President against the Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate. He does this against the leafy, green background of his former opponent, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton actually directing her campaign speeches on Barack Obama’s behalf against the Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain. It’s almost as if she means to implicitly criticize Senator Obama’s judgment. Senator Obama’s latest salvo against Governor Sarah | Read More »
Nothing Is Above The POTUS Pay Grade.
Life’s hardest decisions are exactly that; hard, gut-wrenching dilemmas with no pure 100% answer. Rick Warren subtly and unobtrusively laid one of those dilemmas in Barack Obama’s lap during The Saddleback Summit on Saturday Night. Rev. Warren asked Senator Obama when he believed human life began. Barack Obama answered that it was above his pay grade. This delightfully ambiguous phrase can mean several things.
Making Senator Kerry Look Principled and Downright Knightly By Comparison
Kerry hadn’t lost the Election of 2004 yet, and he still looked close to victory in August of 2004. He was, however, engaged in an effort to distance himself from the Howard Dean Wing of his party. He had the following to say about his vote to authorize military action in Iraq. “Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it was the | Read More »