Friday, January 29, 2010

This is CLASSIC!!!

Talking Down to the Public Will Surely Work

This is a complex issue, and the longer it was debated, the more skeptical people became. I take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the American people.

--Barack Obama, State of the Union.

There's a lot in the bill that people are going to like. It's just a question of understanding it.

--ABC's Cokie Roberts, Dec. 20.

What are the immediate plans for recalibrating the message or intensifying the message to explain better to the American people what you're trying to do?

--Question to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jan. 20.

It mighty big of man with nice voice to take blame like that. Him not need to. Head honchos not often take blame. Most times after big screw-up, head honchos say they have "full confidence" in someone who work for them -- right before pushing someone off edge of cliff, or letting someone twist "slowly, slowly" in wind, like tricky Nixon guy did with man who ran FBI.

Man with nice voice not like those other head honchos. Him bring change to Washington already, see?

But him right. Him not explain health care good. Use too many big words. Say too many compound-complex sentences. Confuse American people. American people not want that. American people want simple explanation. Simpler the better.

Me feel kind of sorry. It must really get on nerves for man with nice voice and people on his side, like lady on TV and cheerleaders in White House press pool. Why can't lamebrain American people get idea through thick skulls? Them not know how to make choices in own best interests! Need enlightened leaders to make choices for them. (Enlightened = smart. Me look this up in thing called "dictionary." Dictionary good! Try sometime!)

Want example? Take mammogram fight. (Mammogram is thing where doctor squish tender woman part really hard and take picture. Owie!) Last year U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say women not need mammogram until age 50. Say squishing younger women not very clinically effective, so not save many lives. Say sometimes "false positives" scare women. This not good. Smart people must protect silly women, make sure they not get scared!

Experts say, from cruising altitude of 32,000 feet saving 12,000 lives over course of 10 years just not worth it. Country should not waste money like that. (Can hardly see someone from that far up anyway.) But crazy right-wing TeaParty people go around saying things like: Well, if it my life or my daughter's life, maybe me feel different. Maybe me should be one to decide to get squished or not. This just show crazy right-wing Tea-Party people always thinking about themselves.

There so many things man with nice voice need to explain gooder. Like, if some people still need health insurance, why not just give them insurance voucher, like housing voucher or food stamps? Why put entire U.S. medical system in Cuisinart and set on Liquefy?

How come House bill create 111 new boards, commissions, and programs? How come, if point is to give insurance, House bill raise big chunk of revenue by fining people without insurance? How that help anyone? This seem crazy to knuckle-dragging trailer-park people, who not know no better. And how come Medicaid and Medicare not doing the job? Isn't that what they for? And if they not do job, then why should people think even bigger program will?

Many American people too stupid to see answers to questions like these, even though they totally obvious.

Man with nice voice also need to explain why it so bad that U.S. spend more on health care than other countries. U.S. spend more on clothes and iPods, too. People in U.S. have more what called "discretionary income." Only spend small share of paycheck on food and rent, so lots left over. Old man want to get knee fixed, why stop him? Him want to buy big new tender woman parts to make hot young trophy wife even hotter, what wrong with that? Seem kind of silly, sure. But man with nice voice need to point out where in Constitution it say White House get to make that call for him.

Stupid American people have strange mad love for Constitution. Crazy right-wing Tea-Party people always making big fat deal out of it. Want to know where it say Congress can make people buy insurance. Freaky house speaker think that Constitution business nonsense. "Are you serious?" she want to know. Crazy right-wing Tea-Party people dead serious. Say government that can make you buy insurance can make you do anything, anything at all. Some even ask what crazy right-wing president and Congress with that kind of power might do. Me not like to think about that!

Whole issue make brain hurt. Good thing man with nice voice in charge. Him have right ideas. Just need to try new angle, that all. Talk slower. Talk louder. Use small words. Treat American people like kid who got held back in elementary school. That bound to work eventually.

From HotAir; Original post here:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

To end the day on a lighter note....

I thought Mrs. Obama looked lovely last night!

I couldn't find a picture that did her justice, unfortunately, but I thought she looked great. That color is just exquisite on her. She does need to either go a half-size up, or get a foundation garment of some sort to smooth out the bra strap lines and such, but I am really liking what I see her in lately.

And can we just talk about her new do?? Her hair is fabulous...this bob is too darling. And SHINY!!! OMG, I want whatever it is she has that is giving her such lustrous locks!!

I doubt anything will ever surpass the gown she wore for the India State dinner in my eyes, but she was adorable for her first SOTU.

Satan might want to invest some shovels and a heavy overcoat

Hell is starting to freeze over.

The AP is fact checking President Obama's speech!

They have pulled a few of the ELEVEN fact checkers they had on Palin's book, and actually have them checking something relevant for a change.

Here are some of their findings:

OBAMA: "Starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years. Spending related to our national security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will not be affected. But all other discretionary government programs will. Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don't."

THE FACTS: The anticipated savings from this proposal would amount to less than 1 percent of the deficit — and that's if the president can persuade Congress to go along.

Obama is a convert to the cause of broad spending freezes. In the presidential campaign, he criticized Republican opponent John McCain for suggesting one. "The problem with a spending freeze is you're using a hatchet where you need a scalpel," he said a month before the election. Now, Obama wants domestic spending held steady in most areas where the government can control year-to-year costs. The proposal is similar to McCain's.


OBAMA: "I've called for a bipartisan fiscal commission, modeled on a proposal by Republican Judd Gregg and Democrat Kent Conrad. This can't be one of those Washington gimmicks that lets us pretend we solved a problem. The commission will have to provide a specific set of solutions by a certain deadline. Yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. So I will issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward, because I refuse to pass this problem on to another generation of Americans."

THE FACTS: Any commission that Obama creates would be a weak substitute for what he really wanted — a commission created by Congress that could force lawmakers to consider unpopular remedies to reduce the debt, including curbing politically sensitive entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. That idea crashed in the Senate this week, defeated by equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans. Any commission set up by Obama alone would lack authority to force its recommendations before Congress, and would stand almost no chance of success.


OBAMA: Discussing his health care initiative, he said, "Our approach would preserve the right of Americans who have insurance to keep their doctor and their plan."

THE FACTS: The Democratic legislation now hanging in limbo on Capitol Hill aims to keep people with employer-sponsored coverage — the majority of Americans under age 65 — in the plans they already have. But Obama can't guarantee people won't see higher rates or fewer benefits in their existing plans. Because of elements such as new taxes on insurance companies, insurers could change what they offer or how much it costs. Moreover, Democrats have proposed a series of changes to the Medicare program for people 65 and older that would certainly pinch benefits enjoyed by some seniors. The Congressional Budget Office has predicted cuts for those enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans.


OBAMA: The president issued a populist broadside against lobbyists, saying they have "outsized influence" over the government. He said his administration has "excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs." He also said it's time to "require lobbyists to disclose each contact they make on behalf of a client with my administration or Congress" and "to put strict limits on the contributions that lobbyists give to candidates for federal office."

THE FACTS: Obama has limited the hiring of lobbyists for administration jobs, but the ban isn't absolute; seven waivers from the ban have been granted to White House officials alone. Getting lobbyists to report every contact they make with the federal government would be difficult at best; Congress would have to change the law, and that's unlikely to happen. And lobbyists already are subject to strict limits on political giving. Just like every other American, they're limited to giving $2,400 per election to federal candidates, with an overall ceiling of $115,500 every two years.


OBAMA: "Because of the steps we took, there are about 2 million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. ... And we are on track to add another one and a half million jobs to this total by the end of the year."

THE FACTS: The success of the Obama-pushed economic stimulus that Congress approved early last year has been an ongoing point of contention. In December, the administration reported that recipients of direct assistance from the government created or saved about 650,000 jobs. The number was based on self-reporting by recipients and some of the calculations were shown to be in error.

The Congressional Budget Office has been much more guarded than Obama in characterizing the success of the stimulus plan. In November, it reported that the stimulus increased the number of people employed by between 600,000 and 1.6 million "compared with what those values would have been otherwise." It said the ranges "reflect the uncertainty of such estimates." And it added, "It is impossible to determine how many of the reported jobs would have existed in the absence of the stimulus package."


OBAMA: He called for action by the White House and Congress "to do our work openly, and to give our people the government they deserve."

THE FACTS: Obama skipped past a broken promise from his campaign — to have the negotiations for health care legislation broadcast on C-SPAN "so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies." Instead, Democrats in the White House and Congress have conducted the usual private negotiations, making multibillion-dollar deals with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders behind closed doors. Nor has Obama lived up consistently to his pledge to ensure that legislation is posted online for five days before it's acted upon.


OBAMA: "The United States and Russia are completing negotiations on the farthest-reaching arms control treaty in nearly two decades."

THE FACTS: Despite insisting early last year that they would complete the negotiations in time to avoid expiration of the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in early December, the U.S. and Russia failed to do so. And while officials say they think a deal on a new treaty is within reach, there has been no breakthrough. A new round of talks is set to start Monday. One important sticking point: disagreement over including missile defense issues in a new accord. If completed, the new deal may arguably be the farthest-reaching arms control treaty since the original 1991 agreement. An interim deal reached in 2002 did not include its own rules on verifying nuclear reductions.


: Drawing on classified information, he claimed more success than his predecessor at killing terrorists: "And in the last year, hundreds of al-Qaida's fighters and affiliates, including many senior leaders, have been captured or killed — far more than in 2008."

THE FACTS: It is an impossible claim to verify. Neither the Bush nor the Obama administration has published enemy body counts, particularly those targeted by armed drones in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. The pace of drone attacks has increased dramatically in the last 18 months, according to congressional officials briefed on the secret program.


I think the internet may be the saving fo this country. Honestly, the best thing that can happen for all of us is to keep government accountable.

How many of us had a clue about most of these sorts of things before all the blogs and such? Does anyone really believe any more that the Congress EVER read any of the bills in full before voting on them? I don't.

I hope this sort of scrutiny continues on. I hope we all learn more and more about the way government works, and can force all of our politicians to remember who they work for.

I hope Michelle Malkin in particular continues shining the light on corruption in BOTH parties.

Less than 24 hours after excoriating them, the Hypocrite in Chief

and LEAST transparent President EVER, invites lobbyists to private meetings.

After Obama rips lobbyists, K St. insiders get private briefings

A day after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama’s administration has invited K Street insiders to join private briefings on a range of topics addressed in Wednesday’s State of the Union.

Some lobbyists say they are extremely frustrated with the White House for criticizing them and then seeking their feedback. Others note that Democrats on Capitol Hill constantly urge them to make political donations.

One lobbyist said, “Bash lobbyists, then reach out to us. Bash lobbyists [while] I have received four Democratic invitations for fundraisers.”

Lobbyists say the Obama White House has held many off-the-record teleconferences over the past year. Another lobbyist said these types of teleconferences occur “all the time.”

Full story here:

Hat tip Weasel Zippers!

Obama's opinions about spending freezes while campaigning

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What a complete jerk; he is an arrogant asshole.

It is unconscionable and inexcusable that he bad-mouthed the Supreme Court in front of everyone in the entire world. And every fucking Democrat that stood up and applauded that should be run out of office.

November can't get here quick enough for me, and I will be dancing a jig in November 2012.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Reason number 6,666,666 why I will NEVER vote for a

Progressive Liberal....destroy our country to get votes.

"There you have the strategy. Fight for the illegal immigrants, grant them citizenship, then exploit their gratitude in the form of votes to create a "governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.."

It gets even worse...contiue reading here:

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Much as I love to dog on him when he has it coming...and this vid is GREAT....he sure is good-looking, isn't he??

hmmm...the Lefties don't appear to be any happier with him

than those of us on the side of Right...

This one is LOL funny, but kinda mean, and I'm appalled that anyone would hope "ugly things" would happen to President Obama:

This one sounds like several people I know and LOTS of my well-educated co-workers, who also admit to being blinded by the hoopla:

Couldn't have said it better myself

We the people of the United States owe Scott Brown's supporters a huge debt of gratitude. They didn't merely elect a senator. They ripped the façade off the Obama presidency.

Just as Dorothy and Toto exposed the ordinary man behind the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz," the voters in Massachusetts revealed that, in this White House, there is no there there.

It's all smoke and mirrors, bells and whistles, held together with glib talk, Chicago politics and an audacious sense of entitlement.

At the center is a young and talented celebrity whose worldview, we now know, is an incoherent jumble of poses and big-government instincts. His self-aggrandizing ambition exceeds his ability by so much that he is making a mess of everything he touches.

He never advances a practical idea. Every proposal overreaches and comes wrapped in ideology and a claim of moral superiority. He doesn't listen to anybody who doesn't agree with him

Read more:

Gee, amplifying the warming data by 25 times the actual rate

seems tacky to me. Rather alarmist, and scare-mongering, and all like that.

More from the Telegraph: And let us not forget that the alleged melting of the Himalayan icesheets has been a central icon in global warming campaigners' propaganda. Everything that polar bears have been to the West, the ice of the Himalayas has been – and more – to the East. This is because, as Mr Gore emphasised in his Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth, the vast Himalayan ice sheet feeds seven of the world's major river systems, thus helping to provide water to 40 per cent of the world's population.

And it was all wrong. Fancy that. Inconvenient, indeed. Wonder if Dr Pachauri and Al Gore will give back their Nobel Peace prizes?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Unfuckingbelievable is right, momma~

One of the first things Obambi did when he took office was to shut down the CIA's terrorist interrogation program. I will spare you my opinion on that, but I daresay you could hazzard a guess....

It was replaced by something called "High Value Detainee Interrogation Group." The creation of this Group -- the HIG -- was announced with some fanfare a year ago by President Obama to counter the impression that he wasn't serious about protecting America.

But Dennis Blair, the frickin' Director of National Intelligence, has testified that the HIG is not actually operational yet!

So let me get this straight....the Messiah shuts the original process down without having anything to immediately put in it's place, and a year later, there is STILL nothing in place.

This administration had plenty of time to go around prosecuting interrogators for nothing more than doing their jobs, but hasn't bothered to staff one of the most important national security positions....and one that they themselves came up with, not some heinous thing they inherited from The Cowboy.

H/T Weasel Zippers

It's more than obvious to me that Obambi & Co are not particularly concerned about terrorism.

Well, except for the fac that Gitmo is still open, and they have admitted that at least 47 of the detainees being held there will never be brought to trial, and cannot be released.

So I guess the ol' Cowboy was right after all....

This is what America does best...

please visit their blog; be prepared to be impressed.

And please consider donating to their very worthy cause!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Well,'s Bush's fault

The people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are still angry about the Bush administration, so they ...voted Republican.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Been quiet on this subject, 'cuz one of the joys of my life

lives in Mass, but I LOVE this video!!

And let me just say....Republicans, y'all better watch your asses, too.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Whiniest, most finger-pointing administration ever!!!!

NOW the administration is claiming they are ineffective because the computers are too old!

Those would be the same computers that they inherited from Bush, of they allow Bush to make the same excuse? I never heard anyone in that administration complaining about the computers.

And I wonder if they're the same computers the Clinton folks vandalized when they left office?

(Hat tip Gay Patriot, Jammie Wearin' Fool)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ways to help in Haiti

Updated to add Team Rubicon...theyre doing GREAT things:

I realize I have been posting an awful lot of pleas for charity lately, but this one is urgent, as well as personal for me.

I am very familiar with Compassion....I sponsor 4 children through them, one of whom is in Haiti, and for whose safety I am praying hourly. Compassion has a large presence in Haiti, and should be able to respond fairly quickly.

Another great place to donate:

And lastly, for my dear Liberal readers...

Party hearty, Dear Leader....

In the midst of what he himself keeps referring to as the worst recession since the Great Depression, the Obama's don't seem to be too bothered about entertaining in style.

A party every three days, seriously??? I mean, I know MissDez is a Luziana native, and Miss Tammy ain't gonna drag out the mud she could freely sling on MissDez here, but a party every three days is a lot, even for a daughter of New Orleans ....what are the Obama's thinking??

And Wagyu steaks at a cocktail party????

They are vulgar and tacky and irresponsible.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Rest in Peace, dear lady

I can remember ever detail of the day I read "Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl", and realized what horrible things had happend.... not in some far away time, but just a few decades before I was born.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My deepest sympathies to the Biden family

Vice President Biden's mama passed away today... she was 92. I can't imagine how awful it must be to lose your mama, and my condolences and prayers go out to him.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

If he ain't careful, he'll have to run as a Republican next time!

I agree with Ed and John; he appears to be gettin' his Cheney on!

I, too, loved the part about being at war, not fighting a crime wave.

I won't even get started on the whole "this should have come sooner" thing...I'll just say "Purdy good speech, Mr. President. Now hold that thought."


Original story at Hot Air:

Yes and amen, Victor

My favorite quote:

"If Obama gives yet another press conference or interview, and references himself as a nontraditional minority landmark figure who is not only a testament to our own moral progress, but also a reminder of how bad we were in the past, well, we are at the point where most will either snooze or laugh."

(Let's not forget the guffaw and snort option....we get that a lot here in Miss Tammy's household. To the point where Miss Tammy's Bettr Half often asks her to leave the room, so he can actually listen to what's being said.)

Another well-stated point:

1) Quit whining about closing Guantanamo, and close the damn thing. It either is useful or not. The American people are getting sick and tired of this sort of “Bush made me keep it open even though it is counter-productive” whining.

If Guantanamo is a recruiting tool, then by all means stop the recruiting tool.

Instead, we get the impression that these incredibly directionless people have discovered that Guantanamo has both utility and yet is a political liability among their more fervent supporters, and therefore they wish to continue its usefulness while blaming Bush for its unpopularity.

Help get the charges against the Seals dropped

I have never thought online petitions got anyone's attention, but RedState is pushing this, so I will, too.

These are completely bogus charges; these boys were willing to go to courts-martial over this, because they KNOW they did nothing wrong.

If any little thing I can do helps their cause, I am willing to do it.

Here's the petition:

Here's a little back story from RedState; go to the Blackfive or other milblogs archives for the full story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

But of course we just invaded Iraq for the OIL!

Gee, I wonder if this will get major coverage on the news?? Any news but Fox,that is....

550 tons of yellowcake removed from Iraq

A worthy cause, for very little cash outlay!

One of my greatets fears is that because places like the UN give an audience to Holocaust deniers, some day the history books will tell a very different story.

This is such an awesome thing to do, on so many levels....the cause itself is worthy, but think how exciting the children will be to have so many responses from all over the country. And think how much this will help them realize how important it is to do good things all their lives....and think especially of how important it is to keep the memory alive of each child slaughtered during the Holocaust.

For the price of a stamp and a penny, you can do all these things! And I bet you anything a dollar is cheaper to mail than a penny....

Ms. Susan Powell
Holocaust Project
6125 Hurt Road
Horn Lake, MS 38637-2399

Hat tip to Powerline:

Saturday, January 2, 2010

We need a problem like Sarah

From Don Surber, his e-mail of the day:

Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman. As posted in comments on Greta’s article referencing the MOVEON ad about Sarah Palin.

(Emphasis mine)

The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point:

Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES.” Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, “don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor’s office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as “pork.” She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning — I imagine — that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won’t be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.
You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with the democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents’ wives.

So “You go, Girl.” I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals.

This is what I have always felt about Sarah Palin. She has actually DONE things, and she is not afraid to back down. I wish someone would find a position for her in Washington, like Energy Secretary or something.