Friday, October 31, 2008

This Just In

Bush WON the 2000 election. From the New York Times:

A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.

Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. Gore if the Florida court's order to recount more than 43,000 ballots had not been reversed by the United States Supreme Court.

The only last straw you have to cling to is this :

The race was so close that it is possible to get different results simply by applying different hypothetical vote-counting methods to the thousands of uncounted ballots.

Maggie's panties aren't in a bunch. The 2000 election is the casus belli [ed. THANKS OCEANCAT, isn't she GREAt?] of BDS, and the only hope for a cure is to repeatedly force truth into the face of those afflicted.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom from Barack

It's that fundamental belief — I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper — that makes this country work. Barack Obama, July 27, 2004

And by that, he means, he's going to make the government take care of his brother and sister. Because, Michelle and he are only making a couplea million a year, and fruit and arugula don't just grow on trees. Well, fruit does, but not arugula.

Who watched Teh Obama show last night?

I have to admit, I haven't really kept up with the new fall line-up, but I had NO idea we were going to have an Obama show. I missed it last night, I was too busy checking my toes for jam, but hopefully you guys can tell me what the plot line was...

Regardless, I'm a bit worried about the Obama show; both the AP and CBSare criticizing it. From the CBS link:

Without question, the Barack Obama infomercial served as a very slick and powerful recitation of the biggest promises he's made as a presidential candidate. But the very bigness of his ideas is the problem: he seems blind to the concept his numbers don't add up.

The AP story runs pretty much the same criticism.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Not amused

Some Obamabot stole my McCain sign, and I'm really pissed. I've noticed that McCain signs appear to be disappearing on the major road I live on.

I guess owning the media isn't enough. They need to "own" my lawn and my speech as well.

Fascist fuckers.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm standing over there with THAT guy.

The Hammer:

I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe -- neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) -- yelling "Stop!" I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I'd rather lose an election than lose my bearings.


Isn't this supposed to "bother" people

Via Protein Wisdom, Velociworld:

I am not a reactionary person by nature, but trust me when I say the first 100 days of a Barack Obama presidency will bring holy hell upon those who adhere to a classical liberal philosophy. This man is a radical of the first stripe, and he has left no stone unturned in his quest. He has not committed voter fraud in the good old fashioned way. He has a vast network of ACORN operatives stealing votes through fraudulent means by the hundreds of thousands. This man has not committed campaign finance fraud in the good old fashioned way, squirrelling away Chinese monies like Bill Clinton. This cocksucker actually disabled his credit card verification system to allow tens of millions of illegal dollars to flow into his coffers from any number of enemies of the state. The droid army of the legacy press is aware of this, of course, but who wants to be the whistleblower once this man assumes power? No one. No fucking body. Wouldn’t be prudent at this fucking juncture, as 41 might say.

Just take yourself out of your liberal mind-set for a moment, and imagine that this was being done by McCain. What would be your reaction, and what would be the reaction of the media?

Doesn't it frighten ANY of you that the media is totally in the tank for Obama? Remember way back in school, where we were told the media was supposed to be one of those checks and balances of the government? One of the fucking pillars of democracy? Do you honestly believe that once the O has ascended, the media will switch into scrutiny mode?

Oh, I can hear you wailing already - BUT FOX! BUT FOXNEWS. Fox news is ONE fucking channel. One need to simply turn it off, and virtually every other news source is speaking Obama's language. The Joe Biden gaffee wasn't even covered until the alternative media was howling it from the hills.

And talk radio is only listened to by a small fraction of the entire country. It is no match, it is no balance, to the enormity of the liberal forces.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

TV: Does anyone watch it anymore?


The ONLY show that's on right now that I "watch" is "House", but when I turned it on the other night there were two chicks making out. At 8 pm. WTF is up with that?

Un-fucking believable.

From Aldo and Jeff over at Protein Wisdom, a story from Powerline. More Obama illegal donations. Does anyone care?

I understand the Palin-clothes story is so much more important but you'd think people could at least fake some interest.

And, FTR - Hillary Clinton's outfits ran over $6000 a piece.

Un-fucking believable.

Another Socialist Success Story

Venezuela can't keep the lights on. See, the issue conservatives have with socialism, is that the government REALLY sucks at running things. I know Baracky is super-duper intelligent, but he still won't be able to "do" socialism any better than anyone else.

So, when the grand experiment starts here, when Baracky starts taxing business and "rich" folks so he can pay for healthcare and green jobs and everything else he's promised, don't be surprised when things don't work out.

Don't be surprised when people start losing their jobs and companies move over seas. Don't be surprised when young folks can't find jobs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Seemed Appropriate

QOTSA - The Sky is Falling

Pithy truth of the day

Truth/comment uttered (typed?) by Peter Jackson over at Protein Wisdom:

Businesses don’t pay taxes. They collect them.

Obama can stick that in his socialist pipe and smoke it.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Another racist attack!

As noted on other blogs - let's remember what the "Joe the Plumber" controversy is really about.

Obama wants to spread the wealth around.

Things that don't bug those who are gonna vote for Obama

Questionable campaign donations. Very questionable. Foreign donations which could add up to $63 million. Spokesmen lying about returned donations that exceeded the legal limit.

The Obama camp claims to have 2.5 million donors in all. But until now, they have kept secret the names of the overwhelming majority of these money-givers. According to a Newsmax analysis, the Obama campaign finance records contain just 370,448 unique names.

Even accounting for common names such as Robert Taylor or Michael Brown, which can signify multiple donors, Obama’s publicly known donor base is less than 20 percent of the total number of donors the campaign claims to have attracted. But the identity of the other 2 million donors is being kept secret.

As of the end of August, those secret donors have given an incredible $222.7 million to Obama, according to the FEC -- money whose origin remains unknown to anyone other than Obama’s finance team, who won’t take calls from the press.

While no exact figures are available, if the same percentage of potential foreign contributions found in the itemized contribution data is applied to the total $426.9 million the Obama camp says it has taken in from individuals, this could mean that Obama is financing his presidential campaign with anywhere from $13 million to a whopping $63 million from overseas credit cards or foreign currency purchases.

The sum of all unrounded contributions in the itemized FEC filings for the Obama campaigns comes to $6,437,066.07. That is the actual amount of money that appears to have been charged to foreign credit cards that the Obama campaign has disclosed.

Most liberal senator.
Democratic supermajority.

H/T :The Pub

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Memo to America

If you speak out against The One™, the media the Obama affiliated task force will ruin you. **

Current focus: Joe the Plumber.

**Shamelessly borrowed from a comment over at (cough)Policitco(cough).

A thousand-dollar lien? The MSM has no shame. This story has already hit Kos, Huffpo, Politico and friends. Go at it, guys! RUIN HIM!!!!

I had this horrible thought ...

While in the shower this morning. I'm imagining an Obama presidency. And, they're going ahead with prosecuting the Bush administration for war crimes.

And me? I'm going full moonbat, papier-mache-puppet-making, spittle-flecked crazy.

I wonder what the left will think if the right goes as insane as the left has been these last eight years.

I may get a t-shirt to answer those "Sarah Palin is a Cunt" ones. I'm thinking ... "Than I must be a Cunt too." Has a nice ring to it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So ... Obama ...

How's that windfall profit tax dealo coming along? With oil below $80 a barrel, it appears you're gonna have trouble funding that $1000- a-household tax relief plan.

h/t: Hot Air

Monday, October 13, 2008

OMG, have you seen this?

It's long, but it is SO GOOD:

h/t: Baldilocks.

Here's his web site

Words of advice from across the pond

First, I'll note that this is my THIRD post this morning. I know i shouldn't crowd them in, because then no one reads the ones that get pushed below, but there is simply too much good stuff out there to not bring it up.

So, onto a great article in WSJ :

Sometimes it takes an outsider to help us gain perspective. Deep within the condemning speeches delivered by Mr. Sarkozy, both in New York and Toulon, are the grains of a new approach to capitalism that should give Americans reason to hope, not only for economic salvation but for a sense of redemption on a deeper level. France's president held out the possibility that all is not lost, that we can fix what is broken. "The financial crisis is not the crisis of capitalism," according to Mr. Sarkozy. "It is the crisis of a system that has distanced itself from the most fundamental values of capitalism, which betrayed the spirit of capitalism."

You gotta read the whole thing, of course. It's good stuff. On last quote:

Yet it was Mr. Sarkozy, speaking before Congress last November, who offered the most profound assessment of our nation's gift to the world. "What made America great was her ability to transform her own dream into hope for all mankind," he said. "America did not tell the millions of men and women who came from every country in the world and who -- with their hands, their intelligence and their heart -- built the greatest nation in the world: 'Come, and everything will be given to you.' She said: 'Come, and the only limits to what you'll be able to achieve will be your own courage and your own talent.'"

Courage and talent. Indeed.

Offered with minimal comment, IV

The blocked-out word is Cunt

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Better pictures here

How the Magic Man turns "Income Redistribution" into "Tax Relief"

What Obama calls tax relief (for 95% of working people) is actually no such things. Taxes go on as always (except the go up for top earners - you know, those folks who invest and create jobs for us?), but O! is going to pretend he is giving folks "tax cuts" when what he's really doing is doling out check to folks, many of whom didn't pay any taxes to begin with. The reductions are named "credits", whether or not you actually pay tax. Today, about 38% of us don't pay any income taxes. Under Obama, that rate is going to go up to 44%. From the WSJ:

The total annual expenditures on refundable "tax credits" would rise over the next 10 years by $647 billion to $1.054 trillion, according to the Tax Policy Center. This means that the tax-credit welfare state would soon cost four times actual cash welfare. By redefining such income payments as "tax credits," the Obama campaign also redefines them away as a tax share of GDP. Presto, the federal tax burden looks much smaller than it really is.

That 44% are gonna get checks from the government the other 56% of us.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Obama's Magic


To kick off our show tonight, Mr. Obama will give 95% of American working families a tax cut, even though 40% of Americans today don't pay income taxes! How can our star enact such mathemagic? How can he "cut" zero? Abracadabra! It's called a "refundable tax credit." It involves the federal government taking money from those who do pay taxes, and writing checks to those who don't. Yes, yes, in the real world this is known as "welfare," but please try not to ruin the show.

Healthcare? A Right?

I just had the kids do a quick search of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and they were unable to find the "Right to Healthcare" anywhere. Perhaps it's in the new and improved Constitution?

Anyway, Bill Whittle hits one OUT OF THE FREAKING PARK:

But these new so-called “rights” are about the government — who the Founders saw as the enemy — giving us things: food, health care, education... And when we have a right to be given stuff that previously we had to work for, then there is no reason — none — to go and work for them. The goody bag has no bottom, except bankruptcy and ruin.

Does that ring a little familiar these days? Because isn’t the danger here that if you’re offered something for nothing… you’ll take it?

Only it’s not something for nothing. “Free” health-care costs us something precious, and no less precious for being invisible. Because there’s a word for someone who has their food, housing and care provided for them… for people who owe their existence to someone else.

And that word is “slaves.”

Of course, RACIST!!ELEVENTY!!!!11!!

There, I've saved Mai the trouble.

Why Obama's tax relief isn't any such thing

One of Obama's biggest campaign promises is that he is going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. Laying aside the fact that almost 40% of the population doesn't even pay taxes, only a fool would believe this claim. His $1000 checks he's going to send to those who don't pay taxes (income redistribution) is a patent attempt to simply buy votes. With OUR money. But, let's get to the issue of how he's going to offset these tax cuts. Real Clear Politics:

Then we come to the Team Obama fantasy that the Obama plan would cut taxes for most Americans. Yes, Mr. Obama says he will cut rates for lower-income Americans, but will more than offset that by raising taxes on dividends, capital gains, higher incomes, corporations, estates, and payrolls. But most Americans own stock, either directly or through their IRA, 401k or union pensions. Dividend and capital gains taxes will take money from all those. Those Americans on Main Street who own a house or have other investments will be punished by a capital gains tax increase.

Businesses and corporations do not pay taxes; we do. Businesses don't have huge piles of money sitting in the closet that they simply turn over to government when taxes increase. For every dollar that you increase taxes on a business, they simply increase their prices by a dollar. Who then pays the tax? We do. We do, when the product that we bought last week for $20 suddenly costs $21.

So, anyone with the foresight to invest in their own future is going to be taxed. And, of course, anyone who buys stuff. Those who's taxes will be unchanged? I'm thinking the homeless are gonna make out pretty well under Obama's plan. They usually don't buy much and their investements are usually rather limited.

Another claim that has stuck in my craw is Obama's promise to cut government. Anyone know what the heck he is going to cut? I'm going to have to research that one, because a quick search comes up with nothing more than the standard "make government more efficient" pablum.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

What the future holds, should Obama win

One of the most frightening aspects of an Obama presidency is the horrible thought that what we've witnessed during his campaign will continue once he takes office. Don't know what I'm talking about? That is EXACTLY the problem. Dan at the Pub explains.

Monday, October 06, 2008

I'm not yet ready to talk about it ...

While in Florida, we were shocked and saddened by an unspeakable tragedy. I only had time to snap this one picture of the event. At least their last moments appeared to be happy ones.

Buried in the bottom of the story


This summer, watchdog groups asked both campaigns to share more information about its small donors. The McCain campaign agreed; the Obama campaign did not. "They could've done themselves a service" by heeding the suggestions, said Massie Ritsch of the Center for Responsive Politics.

And why would it be important for the Obama campaign to be more transparent about it's small donors? Because it's raised $200 MILLION from small donors.

Donors like Good Will ($11,000)and Prodad ($17,130) who gave in amounts of $10 and $25 increments.

You know, I thought Obama was about change. He was going to bring transparency to government. He hasn't even brought it to his campaign. Any of you who believe things will be different if (God forbid) he is president are chumps.

Obama supporter beats down an elderly Vet.

This is why I don't have a McCain sticker on my car. Obamabots are scary.

h/t:Darleen over at the Pub.