The Collapse of a narrative?
If there’s a profession in America that enjoys less respect than “journalist”, I don’t know what it is. Oh, yeah I do – sorry. “IRS examiner”. You can read below what the media is saying to an Ohio Tea Party leader. I say BFD the guy apologized: that’s like the ombudsmen at the various Obama oral service stations saying, yeah, we know we’re biased from | Read More »
You Should Read Title 4 of the “American Jobs Act”. Then puke.
This is pure cowardly Obama. Over on the White House site, you can read the summary of the goodies. But when it gets to the part of paying for it, hahaha. That’s to come “later”. Well, later for everybody who doesn’t know how to google up things. Here’s the text of the bill: Also known as the “Obama Knows You’re A Bunch Of Rubes Act of | Read More »
USA, Inc.: A Brief Summary of America’s Financial Statements
Kleiner Perkins, a well know venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, has put together an incredible report on the state of the budget and our finances in general. You can read the .pdf here: http://images.businessweek.com/mz/11/10/1110_mz_49meekerusainc.pdf The total document is like a book consisting of Power Point slides. You just have to see it all to comprehend the work that went into it. Some data tidbits: | Read More »
What we WON’T Be Hearing Tuesday From the democrats
We’re going to see and hear a lot on Tuesday and Wednesday as the votes against leftism pile up. We’re going to hear about a racist voter base, Fox News drumming up fear, how stupid the voters are, anxious, fearful, etc. We’re going to hear how foreign money poured in to the Chamber of Commerce and “if it weren’t for that, we would’ve been just | Read More »
The Fallacy of liberal Opposition to ObamaCare
So everywhere I go I see Howard Dean and various members of the nutroots contingent out there bashing ObamunistCare. Their primary objections is that there’s no public option and that this is a big giveaway to the insurance industry. You can see this theme echoed (who would have thought?) amongst the “intelligentsia”. Let’s take a second and tear this down. First, let’s all have a | Read More »
The real reason for the GM/Chrysler bailouts
Or, “How to Earn Better Than 100% On Your Money” I really have to hand it to Obama. I underestimated his shrewdness. Back when the bailout debate was going on, just about everybody who ever even heard of a balance sheet knew that GM and Chrysler were headed for the toilet. No amount of federal money was going to keep both firms out of Chapter | Read More »
Obama’s ND Speech Pegs the BS Meter
So sayeth The One at Notre Dame today: Speech at ND: I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away,” Obama said in a commencement address. “Because no matter how much we may want to fudge it — indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory — the fact is | Read More »
GDP fall nearly matches record. Oh, what could have been.
GDP falls much harder than expected: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The U.S. economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.1% in the first quarter — almost as much as it did in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a government report Wednesday. The drop was much worse than expected. According to economists surveyed by Briefing.com, expectations were for a drop of 4.7% in gross | Read More »
On ‘teabagging’ and other name-calling
So the liberals and their media allies have taken to calling the Tea Parties ‘teabagging’ in an obvious attempt at innuendo. Well, cool. What, did any of you expect to get asked why people are out marching today? Did anyone really expect an honest inquiry as to why so many folks are upset? Uhhh, no. Wasn’t ever going to happen. The same people who can’t | Read More »
How do we deal with democrat argumentative tactics?
This is an open question to the board and the forum: How do we deal with the leftists’ tactics for “arguing”? (I’ve put the word “arguing” in quotes for a reason). We’ve all been there. You’re in a discussion with some democrat or some liberal (there’s really no difference these days) and you’re trying to actually debate them on some point or other. The exchange | Read More »
BREAKING – Captain Phillips free, 3/4 pirates dead
Looks like the Navy came through and freed the Captain! He’s on the USS Bainbridge and is evidently unharmed: Looks like the SEALs got busy: The captain of the Maersk Alabama was freed Sunday after being held captive since Wednesday by pirates off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the situation told CNN. Capt. Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama | Read More »
Unintended consequences of the Outrage o’ Meter (TM)
Outrage sure feels good, hunh? I mean, the public sure let all those AIG guys have it! Nothing like giving those overpaid, greedy Wall Street (well, uh, Connecticut) b@stards the what-for! Except that people don’t like being made into public enemy #1; they have a tendency to up and leave. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Several more employees are leaving the controversial financial products unit that | Read More »
Mr. President, We’re quite sure what the GOP is for.
Obama actually has this right, just not in the way he intends it to be: Obama’s comments to a local paper – source: Politico “I understand their efforts to brand themselves in that fashion. I just want to make sure that when it comes to solving this current economic crisis that we don’t get so caught up in short-term politics that we’re missing the big | Read More »
On Goldstein’s remarks and lib debate tactics
About our message, and what we say: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/09/how-i-learned-to-stop-… All of which brings us back to those conservative political realists and pragmatists now criticizing Rush over his impolitic (or unclear) remarks: their desire for Limbaugh to be more careful with his phrasings as a way to avoid being misrepresented in a soundbite culture is, frankly, a fool’s game — and, even more frankly, it is indicative | Read More »
White House writes David Brooks’ column for him.
After opening his eyes a crack and writing in the Times that Obama wasn’t the guy he thought he was, David Brooks became a problem for Barack Obama. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/06/opinion/06brooks.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss On Tuesday, I wrote that the Obama budget is a liberal, big government document that should make moderates nervous. The column generated a large positive response from moderate Obama supporters who are anxious about where the | Read More »
Brian Williams, NBC, Blago, and Name That Party!
So I’m nuking some chili before heading to the gym with the TV on. Mrs. SteveM calls and says to go without her. Mmmmmm….chili and cornbread.
Anyways, I have the tube on the channel is accidently tuned into NBC Nightly News. I never watch the prime time news on any of the major 3. Mostly because I’m either not home or busy at that point in the evening, so today was an exception.
The obligatory Blago is fired section comes on. My ears perk up, wondering if I’ll here the word “democrat” uttered at any time during the broadcast segment.
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Obama’s first 1:1 interview goes to…al-Aribiya
This guy is going to be a disaster. Obama gave his first one-on-one to al Aribiya. Check out some of his answers (hat tip to Hot Air) – most of what he says is typical Obama, the no-answer answer Obama, that is. Long on rhetoric, short of specifics. Some of his answers, though, are quite illuminating: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65087.html#004 Q: You’ve been saying essentially that we should | Read More »
Up yours, nutroots! Part I.
You’ve all read the posts. As users of the internet and interactors (grant me the license to make up a word) with various types of unhinged nutroots posters, you’ve had the pleasure of reading stuff like this: Pure, 100% nuttiness. Accept no substitutes. **We Americans have been known all over the world for our generosity, kindness, and compassion. When there have been major catastrophes such | Read More »
A Rebuttal To “Hanoi Jane Republicans”
I have to respectfully disagree with Erick here: *We have Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, and Chris Matthews now all in for Obama and admitting it. Therefore, we can conclude that any Republican who appears on MSNBC will be there solely to serve as a foil for the Obama fan club. We should resolve to designate elected Republicans wiling to play the fool “Hanoi Jane Republicans.” | Read More »
Why McCain Blew It And How to Fix It
Why McCain Blew It And How to Fix It Some rambling thoughts and a way forward by SteveM So it’s a Sunday afternoon and I’d just finished cleaning out this crawl space we want to use as a small shed. Yuck. The previous owners of this house had a bunch of insulation and firewood in there, along with other junk. For those of you who | Read More »