Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The White House has asserted that our relationship with China is at "an all time high" after Obama's visit to Asia. It's clear now that we have a White House and a President that measures success in terms of popularity. It may be true that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has "an all time high" approval rating from the Chinese and the Russians and the Iranians, but it isn't because our relationship with those countries is at "an all time high".
The White House went to China with a 71 car motorcade, hundreds of staffers that had never been to Asia and a flying party on Air Force One. Reporters on the trip have silently told their friends that they are having a great time with lots of shopping time and wonderful dinners. The problem with this expensive taxpayer funded travelogue for the White House is that by not pressing China on the issue of Iran or building support for the Proliferation Security Initiative with Japan, South Korea and China they are sending the message that these issues are not that important to us. Why not press the Chinese to stop the North Korean march toward nuclear weapons?
A basic rule of international diplomacy is that when you show up for an official visit you have to also ask for something in return. I am beginning to see a pattern with this White House - one in which they know how to socialize but not how to negotiate.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Today, union membership has fallen to 7.3%of all private sector workers. But it is a completely different story in the public sector: 37.6% of government employees belong to unions.
Those 7.9 million unionized government employees make up 51% of all union members nationwide. Most union members today now work for.................. Uncle Sam.
Last year the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) spent 60.7 million dollars of employee union dues to elect Obama, that is why when the White House released it's official visitors list, the #1 visitor to the White House was none other than Andrew Stern who just happens to be President of..................................Service Employee International Union (SEIU)
Keep that in the back of your head when you hear Obama talk about job growth.
Job growth to Obama is government job growth, union government job growth, which is nothing but a huge money spigot to Obama/LibDemocrat coffers.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
If this is true then just about all the worst fears we had about Obama as Commander in Chief are coming true.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
He has already had the advice of his entire military chain of command with a near unanimous call for for reinforcements to move to the strategy that won in Iraq. We have watched as he has heard from the deep wisdom of Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel. We have seen him dither and quibble and show a completely ineffectual and uncommitted face to our enemies and the rest of the world. Now months after his hand-picked commander has told him the situation is bad and getting worse, our troops in the field fight and die without the support of their Commander in Chief. He sent 21,000 more brave men and women there and now they are flappin' in the breeze. How can a squad leader look his men in the eyes and tell them to saddle up and head out on a patrol, perhaps to be the last to die for a cause their President no longer believes in?
You can't set the circumstances for victory before you commit to trying to win one. You can't set your strategy based on the hope that quality government will just spring up in the midst of chaos with no security. You can't just magic a functional, fighting Afghan Army out of nothing without competent US forces to first beat the insurgency down to a manageable level. Then they take the Afghans to the field for joint operations to build their confidence just like we did in Iraq. If your goal is simply to turn things over to the Afghans, then hand them the goddamn keys right now. Make a couple of passes over the worst Taliban strongholds, bomb the living shit out of them and then bring our troops home.
Whatever decision you end up making, you have shown a complete lack of leadership ability. You have made the job of our military more difficult everywhere as our enemies have seen you are not the strong horse. This entire process reeks of politics and the hands of your slimy Chicago fixers Emanuel and Axelrod. Why do I think you are looking for someone to hand you a plan that lets you start retreating before your 2012 elections and an appointment with your left wing? Well the rest of us get to vote as well sir, and we are watching your every back sliding step. America doesn't go to war based on an exit strategy, we go to win. Think about that. Also think about just how wrong you were about Iraq, over and over and over. Go in to win or bring them home now.Make the call!
Did he say "we've cut taxes"?? On whom?
Saved a million jobs? How did he do that, and what jobs were specifically saved?? More Obama bullshit!
Did he say "we've had job growth"? The only jobs that have been created have been either temporary of more government bureaucracy jobs. Hey idiot! The private sector isn't hiring.
Did he say that "companies have not been willing to hire"? NO SHIT MensaBoy! Who in their right mind can even consider expanding with you and your cronies continuing to crush the economy?
A JOB GROWTH SUMMIT where he's going to listen to everyone. WHAAAAA HA HA!!!!
Spoken like a true Community Organizer!!! Let's get together and talk. Let's chat and pat ourselves on the back and announce that everything is fine.
This guy doesn't know the first thing about private sector job creation, and I doubt he even gives a $hit.
For the last couple of years, Dobbs has been very outspoken on issues that are 'touchy' to the lefties at CNN.
From illegal immigration, the government takeover of industries, and health-care reform, Dobbs has been the only reasonable, and moderate voice at the once proud news network...........and now he's leaving.
Congratulations Mr. Dobbs, it's about time.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
“What I think is appropriate is that in the same way that everybody has to get auto insurance and if you don't, you're subject to some penalty, that in this situation, if you have the ability to buy insurance, it's affordable and you choose not to do so, forcing you and me and everybody else to subsidize you, you know, there's a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America are -- are burdened by because of the fact that people don't have health insurance, you know, there's nothing wrong with a penalty.”
Eh Mr President, may I remind you that not everyone has to have auto insurance. Millions of people don't even own cars! What an idiot!
Friday, November 6, 2009
On September 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she was "absolutely" committed to putting the text of the final House bill online for 72 hours before the House votes:
TWS: Madam Speaker, do you support the measure to put the final House bill online for 72 hours before it's voted on at the very end?
PELOSI: Absolutely. Without question.
But now, when asked if Speaker Pelosi will leave the bill online for 72 hours after we see what's in the rule, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly replied in an email: "No; [the] pledge was to have manager’s amendment online for 72 hours, and we will do that."Apparently Pelosi's agreement to leave the "final" bill online "at the very end" of the process wasn't such a straightforward pledge.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
There's been a lot of chatter about Obama losing weight and the cause of it.
Some are saying that he's skipping meals. I doubt it.
Others are saying that he's back to chain smoking. Could be.
My theory is that any time a person gets a real job right after graduation, the pressure from the new-found responsibilities will have an impact.