Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
What is going on in this country? The government is about to take over GM in a plan that completely screws private bondholders and favors the unions. Get this: The GM bondholders own $27 billion and they’re getting 10 percent of the common stock in an expected exchange. And the UAW owns $10 billion of the bonds and they’re getting 40 percent of the stock. Huh? Did I miss something here? And Uncle Sam will have a controlling share of the stock with something close to 50 percent ownership. And no bankruptcy judge. So this is a political restructuring run by the White House, not a rule-of-law bankruptcy-court reorganization.
OK, maybe not Timmay!!! But Uncle Sam,BO, and the bosses of UAW. Unlike Timmay!!!, the car czar is not a known tax-cheat, just a suspected bribery participant in misuse of State of New York pension funds.
Now hat the Gummint and the UAW are going to control GM and Chrysler, how long will it be before the Gummint uses it's power of the pen to severely hamper any competition? How long until Gummint accounting practices replace GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)? How long until the only car you can get will be used Gummint vehicles, or maybe the 21st century Trabant?
If they do this quickly enough, with their typical vampire enthusiasm, perhaps some people may take a second look their lust for the cash flowing through the healthcare system. HINT: They aren't really concerned about delivery of healthcare, it's about delivery of their cut (or taste as Tony Soprano would call it).
Monday, April 27, 2009
Miss Prejean is a student at San Diego Christian College - the kind of place activist gay leftists are at war with, where Christians preach what they practice.
Since judges have background sheets on the contestants before them, I'm sure a massive case of gender envy by Mario forced him to out Miss California as a Christian. Probably with the indignation that she probably voted for Proposition 8 with the majority of Californians and the thought of, "How dare SHE be Miss California!!"
Sunday, April 26, 2009
And when he says it's a large one he means it. $3128 for an average household. That $400 Obama doled out off of payroll taxes doesn't seem like a deal now, does it? At least they are finally calling payroll taxes what they are, a tax instead of "contributions". But of course since business has to collect the energy tax they are confident they can blame business not the Demothuglicans in DC.
And despite all the idiot advertisements on the Boob Tube, that tax is going into the general fund, just like Social Insecurity has since 1964.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A present for you. The download link is to a pdf of page 64 of Newsweek magazine of April 28th 1975. The first Earth Day Issue. Its title? Why, "The Cooling World" of course. Enjoy!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Now look at her report on a much smaller, obviously more to her liking, gathering:
And if you need a further example, from when she was still in New Orleans:
Michael Graham of the Boston Herald had this to say about "Nips".
The people that have relied on Rent-a-Mobs from ACORN, ANSWER, MORON (MoveOn), and other bought and paid for subsidiaries of the Democrat Party and George Sor@ss can not believe that real unpaid citizens might actually have been lulled from their stupor to express their thoughts about what is happening.
Jimmy Carter's four years of budgets caused what was named Stagflation. In four years a $100 price increased to $149 by inflation alone and wages did not keep up. And his budgets did not represent anything near the percent of the money supply that the Obammessiah's do. It's time to start studying the Weimar Republic or perhaps the history of Zimbabwe economics is more parallel.
In other news we find that the new "Auto Czar" is being investigated by the SEC for arranging illegal kickbacks to the brother of New York state's pension fund manager while he was working as a senior executive at an investment firm.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
And to summarize the state of the Lame Stream Media, exclusive from the Onion News Network,
Monday, April 13, 2009
They will not accept that their mask on impartiality slipped off in the last election cycle and that they will probably (hopefully) never regain their previous stature.
Their failure is richly deserved.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Ok, good, but why twice? Did he rescind the first one, or not authorize the necessary level of force? I'm really curious about why he needed to do it twice.
I thought that meeting with the troops looked phony, and I was right.
I notice "The Paper of Record" (/sarc) had this slightly different account:
The Defense Department twice sought Mr. Obama's permission to use force to rescue Captain Phillips, most recently on Friday night, senior defense officials said. On Saturday morning, the president agreed, they said, if it appeared that the captain's life was in imminent danger.
I hate to say it, but for once the old gray trollop sounds more believable than the other account. OMG who'd have thunk it!!
Of course I would have preferred, "Try hard, very hard to prevent the Captain from being hurt but teach them a lesson that will give pause to any other idiots."
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
President Barack Obama has recently completed the most successful foreign policy tour since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. You name it, he blew it.
That sums it up, but read the whole thing.
And now for something completely different.
Prosecutorial misconduct over and over?
So, it was with great interest that I read that the Department of Justice attorney, Brenda Morris, already held in contempt by Judge Sullivan in the matter involving the wrongful prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens, and now under investigation by both the Department of Justice and the special prosecutor chosen by the Judge, was also a supervisor in the Libby case.
Another Brenda Morris case led to a $1.3 million dollar settlement to the defendant. The judge in that:
"This is a prosecutor who needs to be removed, and I would hope the attorney general utilizes the same test of integrity as he did in the Stevens case," said U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, who ruled against Morris in Brown's case. "Though (the Brown case) is several years old, there is no statute of limitations on integrity."
Finally, if the Obammessiah will let it be built, it will probably sell quite well.
In a Dodd profile published two weeks ago, a Fortune magazine editor quoted the head of the American Bankers Association lauding the senator as the “unsung hero” in the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, which actually dismantled the key Glass-Steagall provisions intended to protect bank depositors from risky and speculative investments.
No Disclosure allowed!!!! (Until insider trading of politically connected is finished.)
A massive underestimation.
Probably as good a way to vote as any Crypto-Marxist could come up with.
A law blog a lot different than "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Print, cut and send to the Treasury:
A video found at Cop the Truth
How stupid do have to be to shoot this guy's dog?
Thursday, April 09, 2009
The Curious Case of 200 nearly identical MSM headlines.
Now that teleprompters can't be passed off as bullet shields anymore, how do you spoon feed a politician what to say if you are a union working against the public interest? Cue cards!
Leap first, look on the way down, part, 8,956,413.
Two points to remember.
GM to compete with The Scooter Store.
Proof that The Politico no longer has merit.
Suggested addition to your reading list.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tables Turned on Prosecution in Stevens Case
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
There are a few Democrats (as opposed to democretins) that actually put their country ahead of marxism. Zell Miller, Ron Silver, Toby Keith and Dennis Miller come immediately to mind. It looks as though I may have to add Senator Blanche Lincoln to the list. Thank you Senator for standing up for secret ballots instead of Union Thuggery, I think. She wasn't clear as to why she is on the just side of the issue.
Quote from a "Human Rights Commissioner." "Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.” Now I don't care for the UN (useless nitwits) but generally people like the idiot quoted are all gooey about them and want to impose UN policies worldwide. So Mr. Commissoner what about Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Will the usual suspects rant and howl about this with Obamessiah being the responsible person instead of W?
The seizing of the economy. A trillion is one million millions.
Monday, April 06, 2009
At a news conference afterward, Obama said his debut on the international stage had convinced him that “political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate,” where he served before entering the White House.Since there is no language "Austrian", the reporter probably asked the question in American.
“There’s a lot of -- I don’t know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing, and people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics,” he said in response to an Austrian reporter’s question.
"And now, for something completely different..."
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
The First Lady of France gives him a cool reaction.
Geithner was hailed before the credit derivative melt down for "making derivatives trade more efficiently". Now he blames a "lack of supervision" for the problem. He was the one suposed to be supervising. Another left-wing rag has noticed.
NATO says no to the Obammessiah. Wasn't his election supposed to enthrall our European "allies"?
This story tells of the ham-fisted kleptocrat warning bankers that he is their protection from the mob with the pitchforks. But then this story and this story may indicate that the kleptocrat is misreading at whom those pitchforks are aimed.
Has buyer's remorse set in yet? Or at least the feeling in the "hype and chains" folks that they have been had?
And finally, the real tragedy at Binghamton.
Friday, April 03, 2009
"Nice bank ya got dere. Be a shame should sometin' happen to it."
If this happened during W's tenure, how many front pages would it be on?
Fox News stamps "Lie" to ridiculous democretin claim.
Palin calls for election do-over in Alaska due to democrat federal prosecutor sucessfully rigging the election!
Did the Obamessiah do to the Protocol Office what Shrillary did to the Travel Office?
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Key lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyberattacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time. Is anyone out there familiar with the term "nose of the camel?"
With advisors like this in the State Department, is it any wonder the shape we're in? I do agree about the GM foodstuffs. Even a blind hog finds the occasional acorn. If she would mention irradiation for food preservation, I might even give her a pass as only eccentric, however I think I'd rather ask her to be part of the solution.
Now bearing in mind that Twain said, "There is no native criminal class except Congress", can you spot the "money phrases in the following from NPR?
The Justice Department on Wednesday asked a federal judge to drop all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska.
A jury convicted Stevens last fall of seven counts of lying on his Senate disclosure form in order to conceal $250,000 in gifts from an oil industry executive and other friends. Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in the Senate. However, he lost his bid for an eighth full term in office just days after he was convicted. Since then, charges of prosecutorial misconduct have delayed his sentencing and prompted defense motions for a new trial.
Holder's decision is said to be based on Stevens' age — he's 85 — and the fact that Stevens is no longer in the Senate. Perhaps most importantly, Justice Department officials say Holder wants to send a message to prosecutors throughout the department that actions he regards as misconduct will not be tolerated.
Anyone want to give odds on the prosecutors being held to account? Thought not.