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Archive for January, 2010
The latest idiocy from “Rock the Vote” is a pledge to “flirt with” but “not fuck”, anyone who is against ObamaCare. They’ve gone from blue states to blue balls. Pajamas Media has a great article, “ObamaCare Rocks the Dolt Vote“, and here’s a clip from FOX News on the movement (or lack thereof):
Among the many, many reasons I’m mocking this not-as-funny-or-edgy-as-they-think-it-is idea is that, first of all, my wife is as free of Obamessiah brainwashing as I am; so I’m not risking anything by continuing to oppose a hostile takeover of our health care which will drive costs up and drive both “health” and “care” way down. Secondly, as I just posted in yesterday’s “Won’t Get Fooled (So Easily) Again” (along with a picture of an actual real-world liberal who’ll actually want to have sex with you, unlike those Hollywood “Rock the Vote” airheads that you’ll never get near no matter how you vote), liberal propaganda and bribes just aren’t working for them anymore. They really should be falling back on the actual facts and trying to make a reasoned argument – but they can’t. They know damned well, and always have, what a loser this bill is which is why, from the very beginning, they have been using smoke and mirrors, artificial haste, secrecy (not letting anyone read the bill, keeping the discussions off of C-SPAN), lies, bribery, and extortion to try to ram this thing through as fast as they can, before anyone catches on and tries to stop them. Regardless of the polls saying that most Americans don’t want this, regardless of recent elections which were made into referenda on Obama (in which Obama himself campaigned for the Democrats, who lost every time), regardless of the Constitution itself, they simply refuse to back down from their glorious dream of bringing socialism to the masses. And, as many have observed, one can no longer honestly use the term “moderate Democrat”. Every single one of them has supported this outrage, which is why every single one of them has to go.
All they’re missing is the blatant political agenda…
It’s easy for the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) to ignore criticism that comes from “arch-conservative fascist teabaggers”, but it hits a lot harder when you get a new Oval Orifice ripped open by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a New Englander with RINO tendencies (who still, thankfully, stuck with the rest of the party on the issues of ObamaCare and raising the debt ceiling). In this video, she delivers the Republicans’ weekly address and slams the Obama Administration for their handling of the Christmas bomber.
The president in the speech declared that his administration has cut taxes for 95% of Americans. He even chided Republicans for not applauding on that point. However, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that taxes have been cut for 95% of Americans. … Other polling shows that nearly half the nation’s voters expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years. The president also asserted that “after two years of recession, the economy is growing again.” Just 35% of voters believe that statement is true, while 50% say it is false. Obama claimed that steps taken by his team are responsible for putting two million people to work “who would otherwise be unemployed.” Just 27% of voters say that statement is true. …
The electorate have got Obama’s number, and despite the traditional temporary bump caused by the SOTU, it remains deep in the negatives. Obamacare only got as far as it did (and it’s still not dead yet) because the Democratic leadership extorted and bribed every Democrat to go along with it. Not a single one had the spines or the balls to stand up to the dirty deals, which is why even former supporters are saying that every one of them has got to go. The Democrats have been the masters of buying votes for a long time; buying votes in the elections, and buying the votes of their so-called moderates to pass insanely leftward programs. Well, after the failure to “control” the “ungovernable” populace in the recent elections, where Republicans won in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts; the penalty for so blatantly ignoring the will of the populace is obvious to some. The people know the score, and so do some of their “representatives” (in name only).
The Democratic leadership will continue trying to buy votes, of the people in Congress and in the general public, but it’s not going to be nearly as easy as it used to be. The winds have changed.
Left-wing bribery: not nearly as effective as it used to be.
According to the UK Daily Mail, Hadley CRU scientists did break the law by hiding climate change data, but…
Scientist at the heart of the ‘Climategate’ email scandal broke the law when they refused to give raw data to the public, the privacy watchdog has ruled. The Information Commissioner’s office said University of East Anglia researchers breached the Freedom of Information Act when handling requests from climate change sceptics. But the scientists will escape prosecution because the offences took place more than six months ago. …
What about fraud, libel, and more? Can they be charged for that?
During the last presidential campaign, the internet was full of people singing Hosannas to Obama. One of the more famous was Amber Lee Ettinger a.k.a. “Obama Girl”, whose “I Got A Crush… on Obama” video went viral to enlighten millions of other Kool-Aid drinkers, and annoy the rest of us. Well, a lot of people who supported Obama have since come down with serious cases of voter’s regret, and apparently even someone as moonbattish as the “Obama Girl” is one of them. He hasn’t lost her yet, but she “just [doesn't] have that big crush like [she] used to.”
“Yeah, I mean it was two years ago. If I had this crush on him the same way as I did in the beginning, I’d be the fool. … broken promises. People like, you know, talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. And even with a relationship, you know, once people, your boyfriend or girlfriend doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do, you kick them to the curb. … Well, at least I wasn’t the Edwards Girl, right?“
She and a whole group of other former Obama-worshippers ought to get together to record a cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion.
First, a fact checking of Obama’s empty speech; and second, the Republican response. (I got both videos from Flopping Aces.)
According to CNN, Obama will call for the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to be repealed.
President Obama will ask Congress Wednesday night to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars gays and lesbians from openly serving, White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod told CNN. The request will be included in the president’s State of the Union address, Axelrod said.
That was the best he could do? I mean, don’t get me wrong; I’m against discrimination on the grounds of sexual preference, but with ObamaCare in shreds, that was the bone he picked for the Left? As for the rest of the country, who disagree with gays in the military or just don’t care, what does he have for them? (I ask rhetorically. I’m not going to waste my time watching the State of the Union speech.) “It’s the economy, stupid” remains sound advice, now even more than when it was offered to Bill Clinton – much better advice than James Carville’s current snake oil, “You just haven’t been blaming Bush enough.”
The issue has been a source of contention for heavy hitters on both sides of the issue, who are lining up for a fight. In a message to Pentagon leadership, Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it’s time to repeal the law. … Obama campaigned on the promise that he would repeal the law in his first year of office.
I had thought the time to repeal it was supposed to be a year ago, at the same time Gitmo would be closed, all major laws would posted on the internet for everyone to read before they were voted on, etc. For a year, gays have been complaining that Obama has given them exactly two things: jack and squat. The only reason for bringing this up (relatively inconsequential, compared to – Hello! – jobs and the economy) is to try to shore up his support on the Left. That’s right, he’s playing you guys for fools, so you won’t hold the ObamaCare disaster against him (like the rest of us plan to). If he were truly serious about ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, why hasn’t he bothered to move on it before now? Or why not just DO it now, rather than make it part of the speech? Politics and manipulation.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Michigan, who told reporters on Monday that the president would discuss the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in his speech, supports ending the practice, but wants to go about it carefully. … Levin said the committee plans to hold hearings on the issue in early February, although the hearing may be with outside experts – delaying a hearing with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, that had originally been promised, CNN was told by a congressional source.
Oh, and just a bit of history. The reason why Obama can’t just whip out an executive order and end the policy immediately? Because of Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton had sworn to end the discrimination against gays in the military on his first day in office, by executive order – back then, the policy was based on military regulations, and was something which the Commander in Chief had within his power to alter or eliminate with a single stroke of the pen. Instead, he dithered and waffled, and brought in Congress for political cover because he didn’t want to do it unilaterally and take and and all of the backlash on himself. That was a miscalculation, as many in Congress opposed the idea. The result was a compromise passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Some people were fooled that this was an improvement for gays, but it wasn’t – it was a setback. Because now the discrimination against gays was encoded in the law, and required another law to be passed by Congress and signed by the President in order to repeal it. An executive order just wouldn’t do it anymore, now it was tough.
“If we do this in a way which isn’t sensitive … we could have exactly the opposite effect of what I hope will be the case – which is to change the policy,” he said Monday.
On more than one occasion, I tried to explain to some of my gay friends that Bill Clinton did far more harm to gay causes – he also signed the Defense of Marriage Act – than the “evil” George Bush ever did. One of Zombie’s latest also compares how the different parties/candidates are perceived on gay rights issues (in this case Obama and McCain) versus the reality of exactly what they did or didn’t do, or would or wouldn’t do. Democrats are always perceived to be the champions of the minorities and the underdog, who happily give the Dems the vast majority of their votes – and get both jack and squat in return. Maybe it’s time they tried giving their votes to someone who won’t take them for granted.
Poll: Fox Most Trusted Name in News (Politico) — “A Public Policy Polling nationwide survey of 1,151 registered voters Jan. 18-19 found that 49 percent of Americans trusted Fox News, 10 percentage points more than any other network.” Amazing how large that raaaaacist fringe of Obama-haters is, isn’t it? So much for the White House trying to marginalize and kill Fox News.
Queens Clinic A1 Medicine Probed after Alexandra Nunez is Fatally Injured while Undergoing Abortion (NY Daily News) — The article makes no mention whatsoever about any previous similar incidents; it would be informative to know how often this sort of thing happens or a total mortality figure. In any event, since she wasn’t killed by a tea-bagging abortion bomber, expect this to be a “nontroversy”. (While we’re on the issue, check out Zombie’s latest photo essay: San Francisco(!) hosted a rally on the hot-button topic of abortion, and pro-lifers outnumbered pro-choicers 500-to-1.)
Send California Inmates to Mexico, Says Schwarzenegger (AFP) — Now there’s a biased headline, since the very first paragraph of the story makes clear that the Governator is only referring to “undocumented inmates”; which are only referred by their more honest name, “illegal immigrants”, a bit further down. It’s an interesting idea, provided we can trust the Mexican authorities not to release some of the inmates and give them a ride back up to the Gringo Border; but the sort of idea that is only born out of fiscal desperation in California. (At least the completely busted state is no longer trying to tell other states how to run their business.)
60 Plus announced a new advertising campaign featuring former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. The ad, which targets Congress, asks people to call their Representatives and Senators and urge them to “Start Over – Get Healthcare Right.” (H/T: New Class Traitor)
It’s still only just “mostly dead”, but the Democrats for now have put the breaks on their health care
reform overhaul hostile takeover. Don’t think they’ve given up, however; remember [spoiler deleted] Mad Eye Moody’s call for “Constant vigilance!”
I read HillBuzz for a while during the (endless) Democratic Primary in 2008, as my disgust with both Obama and McCain was doing what I would have previously thought was impossible – making Hillary Clinton look good. HillBuzz was started by some supporters of Hillary Clinton who were trying to fight the smears and bias the media were heaping on her in order to promote their candidate, Barack Obama. After Obama obtained the nomination through means fair and foul, they gave their support to McCain. They were always an interesting read, even if I didn’t always agree with what they had to say. Well, I lost track of them after the election, but it seems they continued blogging … and continued blogging against President Obama. This brought them attacks and death threats from their “friends” on the “tolerant Left”, who even outed them by revealing their heretofore private identities (putting them at personal risk as well as costing them work). Read more about the threats, extortion, and attempts to shut them down here, which only became more rabid as they opposed ObamaCare and supported Scott Brown. I’m adding them to my reading list, the link’s to the right…