Friday, November 30, 2012

Pee Obama - It's 'Art'

Seems that Glen Beck has decided to become an artist and his artwork was pulled from eBay. Perhaps it had to do with the fact that his art was an Obama figure submerged inside a jar filled with beer beer, with the suggestion that this was his version of the infamous 'Piss Chris' artwork shown below.

Also below is my own version of the 'Pee President'.

Glen Beck's “Obama in Pee Pee”

Fred Fry's 'Pee President'

Andres Serrano's 'Piss Christ'

Remember - It's all for the love of Art....

Also remember that politicians are tools, not Gods....

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Obama to Republicans - Eliminate the Debt Limit Now, Spending Cuts Later, Maybe

In an earlier post I covered Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's proposal/demand that Congress simply eliminate the debt limit.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. “absolutely” should get rid of the debt ceiling as soon as possible.

“It would have been time a long time ago to eliminate it,” Geithner told Bloomberg TV on Friday. “The sooner the better.” - HuffPo (Found at Hot Air)

As it turns out, this is the demand that was made today to the Republican members of Congress as part of the fiscal cliff solution talks.
House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. - NY Times

The 'deal' includes no cuts to Government spending. Only a suggestion to discuss cuts sometime next year. The offer is so ridiculous that Republican Senator Mitch McConnell burst into laughter. Unfortunately, this meeting confirms my belief that the Democrats have no intention of dealing with the Nation's debt problem.

Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent a shock to the economy in January. “Nothing good is happening” in the negotiations, McConnell says, because of Obama’s insistence on tax rate hikes for the wealthy but unwillingness to embrace serious spending cuts. - Weekly Standard

So there you have it, Obama and the Democrats are unwilling to commit to any real spending cuts, outside of cutting spending for the Military. They have already run the country for four years with no budget. Now they are demanding to be able to run the country with no limit on spending.

Like I said before, they have no intention of solving the debt and deficit crisis. If they did, they would know how high the debt would grow before a plan of increased revenue and decreased spending would eliminate the deficit. Of course they might have even more plans for increasing spending. Perhaps legalizing the illegal aliens and giving them Obamacare benefits. That would surely increase Government spending.

Keep in mind that raising taxes on the richest 2% will only solve about 8% of the deficit problem.  This demand is confirmation that President Obama and the Democrats have no intention of solving the debt problem. 

They plan to run up the debt as far as it can go.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Lies: 'Social Security does not add one penny to the debt. Not one penny.'

So the latest story concerning the fiscal cliff the US is facing is news that some Republicans in Congress are thinking of being flexible when it comes to their 'Grover Norquist' no tax increase pledge. However, I think this issue brought out a huge lie pushed by Democrats in general but said by Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin. He said that
 'Social Security does not add one penny to the debt. Not one penny.' 
His statement was in response to Republican demands that entitlement spending reform be on the table . Basically Senator Durbin is claiming that there is no need to reform Social Security Entitlements because Social Security is not a part of this nation's spending/deficit crisis. Unfortunately, this is not the case and Senator Durbin for sure knows that this is a lie. Zero Hedge explains:
This statement is a lie that is covered over by a dopy accounting system called the Unified Budget. In this magical world, the deficits driven by entitlements are hidden. The reliance on this accounting fiction is a dangerous path for liberals to take. The fact is, SS (and the other government retirement programs for Federal workers and the Military) are running billion dollar cash deficits today and will run Mega-Trillion dollar cash deficits for the next seventy-five years. Every penny of those deficits will result in more borrowing from the public.

These deficits may be “Off Budget” in the magical world of Unified Accounting, but they do add to the publicly held debt on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The Rating Agencies are part of the Cliff discussion (like it or not); those folks are no dopes and they fully understand that Senator Durbin is all wet with his talk of Off Balance sheet debt. - Zero Hedge
If a publicly traded company did this sort of accounting gimmickry, shareholders would eventually lose their investments and people would go to jail. Ironically, Democrat politicians would then be crowing to every TV camera how we need even more laws to prevent this kind of criminal behavior, all the time committing a much larger theft right out in the open.

Finally, the Trillions of dollars in assets that the Social Security Trust fund has are currently held in the form of US Treasury Bonds. In short, the money was given to the Government and spent. The Government will then have to redeem the bonds as the money is needed to pay Social Security recipients. This means that they will have to get the money from somewhere. Given that the Government plans to run a deficit into the sunset, that means that they will either have to print or borrow the money.

Graphs pictured above were taken from the US Government's own Government Accountability Office. The article is titled 'Federal Debt Basics'. Clearly, this is a topic Senator Durbin and many of his follow Democrats would fail if a grade was given. Unfortunately, it is we who suffer as a result of their incompetence and criminal behavior if they had to be judged the same way that they demand businesses be held to account.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Illegal Kinder Eggs and Illegal Aliens Learning to Fly...

You know, one thing that keeps Americans faith in their legal system is the belief that everyone is treated fairly. That said, the Obama Administration has been busy picking favorites. Americans are being harassed more and more, while at the same time our supposed leaders have been turning a blind eye when it comes to the offenses committed by their supporters and other interest groups, especially illegal aliens. Take the following two stories: Americans threatened with huge fines for daring to import chocolate eggs, available most everywhere else.
Chris Sweeney and his husband were driving home to Seattle after a recent trip to Vancouver when they were stopped at the border for more than two hours and threatened with thousands of dollars in fines for dangerous contraband in the trunk of their car. Their suspicious cargo? Half a dozen Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, each filled with a tiny plastic toy - a childhood favourite in Canada but an illegal choking hazard in the United States. "I thought (the American border guard) had done his search and hadn't found anything, and he was joking with us," Sweeney, 35, told The Canadian Press in an interview Wednesday. "He wasn't joking." The popular German chocolate eggs are not sold in the U.S. because they are considered a choking hazard. They are also banned because the treats are considered adulterated food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sweeney said a border guard told him and his husband that they could be fined $2,500 per egg, and then ordered them to head to the port of entry, where they waited for more than two hours. "We really didn't know what was going to happen," he said. "I didn't know if maybe this was some really important thing that I just wasn't aware of and they were going to actually give us the fine of $15,000." But once inside, Sweeney said border staff later brushed off the offence and merely told them never to bring the Kinder Surprise eggs across the border again. -

Illegal aliens learning to fly commercial Airplanes. No, not the 9/11 hijackers. This is going on today!
A loophole in U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations allowed the agency to approve flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Eight of the attendees had entered the United States illegally, while 17 had overstayed their visas, according to a GAO audit, reports. Six of the illegals obtained pilot’s licenses. The discovery of the flight school issues began when local police — not federal authorities — stopped the school’s owner on a traffic violation and then were able to determine that he was an illegal alien, according to CNSNews. - Newsmax
Are you kidding me? Teaching and issuing pilot certificates to illegal aliens. I thought this lesson was learned after we taught the 9/11 hijackers how to fly. Clearly not. Because after all, heaven forbid we do anything like enforce US immigration law.Maybe the illegal aliens can bring some Kinder Eggs with them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Over 300 DC Government Employees Caught Collecting Unemployment

This is a follow-up story from earlier this year. It notes that the number of people suspected of defrauding DC unemployment checks has more than doubled to over 300. Shockingly it also notes that people have been fired and some are even facing criminal charges. I suspect that is because they have refused to pay back the money they stole. Still why not charge more of them with a crime. Paying back what they took unlawfully is not punishment. It is an expected first step. There still needs to be punishment.
The District said Monday that hundreds of city workers took nearly $2 million in fraudulent unemployment benefits, a scandal that roiled the D.C. government earlier this year and prompted widespread firings and criminal charges.

Lisa Mallory, the director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services, told the D.C. Council that her agency had detected $1.9 million in overpayments to District workers who collected unemployment benefits while on the city's payroll. - Washington Examiner
The current total according to the story is 318 cases. I have an idea, how about jailing them for the same amount of time that they were collecting unemployment, other than for those who were busted with a week or less of overlap. This is on top of firing them.

Democrats want to tell you that there is no such thing as fraud. And yet, here it is. Worse, they were responsible for catching it. I do have to give them credit for pursuing this crime. Perhaps it is because of how bold a fraud it was.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State's Worst Driver Appointed Director of 'Highway Safety Division' as Political Payoff!

You have to love how some wholly unqualified people can advance merely through their political connections.

Imagine if she was linked to Republicans. The press would have a field day exposing their fraud and those who helped her into this position. But since she is a product of Democrat ideals, she was rewarded with an easy Government job with basically no accountability. All the lady had to do was not get into trouble while driving. Instead, this lady appears to be the poster child for what drivers should not be. In fact, it seems that it was her latest accident, driving off the road, that brought attention to her undeserved position.
Her driving record includes seven ­accidents, four speeding violations, two failures to stop for a police officer, one failure to stay in her lane, one driving without registration or license in possession, and one driving without wearing a seat belt.

When she was nabbed for speeding in New Hampshire in 1999, she failed to show up at her hearing, records show. Until Nov. 1, her license was on nonrenewal status for failure to pay local excise taxes. There are 34 entries on her driving record, dating back to 1982.

Yet Sheila Burgess is director of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division. Her mission is to reduce accidents by promoting good driving practices. She oversees public campaigns on the dangers of speeding, texting while driving, driving while impaired, and failing to wear a seat belt, among other hazards. - Boston Globe
So how does a person with such a bad driving record, so bad she probably should not have a license, get such a job? As it so happens, she is experienced in 'Democratic Party politics'.

Really, with over 8% unemployment in this country, fire her and find someone qualified to do the job. Then, fire the person responsible for hiring her.

Her job is to save lives. Clearly those appointing this person to such a position don't care one bit about your life. All they care about is paybacks. And if this is all that this position is good for, than I know how Massachusetts can save $87,000 a year.

She reminds me of All-State's Mayhem character. Except, she is real and has been driving amongst us.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Treasury Secretary Suggests Eliminating The Debt Limit

On Friday I noted that I do not think the Democrats have any intention of dealing with the Deficit and debt problems.
It occurred to me on the drive home today that President Obama and Harry Reid are doing this because it is their intention to bankrupt the Country. They know that the country is on an unsustainable spending spree and intend to ride it out with no intent to fix it. - Link
Now comes an interview with Treasury Secretary Geitner stating that Congress should get rid of the Debt Limit. Basically, this would give the Democrats an unlimited pot to spend from.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. “absolutely” should get rid of the debt ceiling as soon as possible.

“It would have been time a long time ago to eliminate it,” Geithner told Bloomberg TV on Friday. “The sooner the better.” - HuffPo (Found at Hot Air)
Sure you can say that there are limits, but that is hard to do without a budget. Like I said, they have no intention of solving the debt and deficit crisis. If they did, they would know how high the debt would grow before a plan of increased revenue and decreased spending would eliminate the deficit. Of course they might have even more plans for increasing spending. Perhaps legalizing the illegal aliens and giving them Obamacare benefits. That would surely increase Government spending.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Senate Democrat: 'Can't guarantee 2014 budget'

President Obama Signing The Health Care Bill - Link
The Senate is where US Government budgets die. As the story below notes 'The last time the Senate passed a standalone budget resolution was in 2009.'

It is this simple fact that demonstrates how irresponsible the Democrat-led Senate has been. Every year the House of Representatives passes a budget only for it to die in the Senate. The Senate could AND SHOULD amend the parts of the House-passed budget and pass their version so that the two halves of congress could then come together and agree on a budget.

However, the Harry-Reid led Democrat controlled Senate does next to nothing. What they have done is vote down the President's own proposed budget. At least they are on record for that. They are also on record for not being willing to put a price on anything
“There’s a great danger, not just for the Budget Committee but for the whole Senate when we don’t follow regular order with open debate,” Sessions said. “It is very distressing to me that Sen. Reid has, for political reasons, not allowed Senate Democrats to be on record for anything.”

“They don’t need a single Republican vote to pass a budget,” he said.

Unlike most bills, the budget resolution cannot be filibustered on the floor and it takes only 51 votes to pass. Democrats will control 55 seats next year. - The Hill

Of course this is intentional, in that the Democrats and the President have for years been not been attempting to pass a budget, but not even bothering to even mark up a Senate budget bill. Some people may think that this does not matter. However, this is a huge problem for programs attempting to get funding because the continuing spending resolutions are all based on a budget passed when George Bush was President. This leaving emergency and new funding issues to try and find some other way to get funding requests through Congress. Even the Pentagon is running into problems given that they last budget no longer reflects the current realities of the Department of Defense.

It occurred to me on the drive home today that President Obama and Harry Reid are doing this because it is their intention to bankrupt the Country. They know that the country is on an unsustainable spending spree and intend to ride it out with no intent to fix it. Really, look at how Obamacare was planned. They started counting revenue years before expenses, knowing that budget calculations would only look 10 years into the future. This gave Obamacare the appearance of cutting costs. But all the time they knew that huge expenses were hidden outside the CBO estimate. If a private company did this sort of accounting gimmickry people would go to jail. However, this is how corrupt politicians get re-elected.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Reid takes Social Security off the table"

Democrats for a while have successfully painted Conservatives as political 'extremists'. From everything to abortion to giving tax breaks to the rich. This has been a boon to the Democrats in terms of winning elections. Unfortunately, it also gives them power in terms of messaging our deficit and debt problem. Because if you listen to President Obama and the Democrats in Congress, this is only a problem as far as Republicans don't let the Democrats increase taxes on the rich. 

I have already pointed out that President Obama's Tax Increase Only Cuts Deficit by 7.5%, which leaves 92.5% of the problem unresolved. This means that the rest either has to come from taxing in other ways, or cutting out of control spending. Senator Harry Reid however has decided that any attempt to reduce budget expenses via Social Security will be off the table:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will not allow changes in Social Security to be part of the negotiations to avoid a federal budget fiscal cliff, further narrowing the opportunities for savings that could be tapped to close the deficit.

Republicans have insisted that big entitlement programs such as Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid be part of the end-of-year negotiations to head off tax-rate increases and the $110 billion in automatic spending cuts.

But Mr. Reid said Democrats have already made changes to Medicare as part of President Obama's health law, and said Social Security is solvent for the time being and shouldn't be tapped to pay for other government needs. Read more: Reid takes Social Security off the table - Washington Times

Very nice of Senator Reid to take one of the country's biggest expense off the table. Also very nice of him to pronounce Social Security as being solvent when the assests were taken years ago and exchanged for US Treasury Bonds. Not to mention the fact that the President was scaremongering how insolvent Social Security was, that checks would not go out if the debt limit was not increased. 

Look, there are a number of places where the budget can be adjusted to help save the US from financial ruin. It is a fact that Americans are living longer. With that comes increased expenses as retirees collect Social Security for much longer than was ever expected. In light of this, Either Social Security retirement ages should be increased or Social Security taxes should be increased to offset the higher costs of older people living longer. 

Senator Harry Reid however is insisting that Social Security not be changed, instead keeping it operating in a fashion that is completely unsustainable.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Obama's Tax Increase Only Cuts Deficit by 7.5%

One ridiculous demand of President Obama and his fellow Democrats in Congress is that no matter what, the tax rates on the richest need to go up, out of some BS notion of 'fairness'. There is a huge problem with this demand in that it does next to nothing to deal with the Trillion dollar plus yearly deficit.
Congress's Joint Tax Committee estimates that raising taxes on income over $250,000 ($200,000 if you're single) will raise $823 billion over 10 years on a static revenue basis. That includes all revenue from increases in marginal income tax rates, capital gains, dividends, reinstating the phaseouts of deductions for the wealthy and also treating dividends as ordinary income.

That's only $82 billion a year in extra revenue when the federal deficit in fiscal 2012 was $1.1 trillion. So even if Mr. Obama gets his way, his tax increase would only cut the deficit by about 7.5%. And that assumes the tax increase would have no impact on economic growth. If growth slows below its already paltry pace, tax revenue would rise by less than expected despite the higher rates. - WSJ
So all this time the President is raving on about less than 8% of the solution. Of course he knows this as do the Democrats in Congress. For proof of this you need look no further than the last budget signed by the President. This is one reason why budget bills die in Harry Reid's Senate.

Four years is a long time to keep this charade going. However, you can be that it is President Obama's plan to keep the budget musical chairs going for as long as he is in office.It will be interesting to see at what point they run out of ways to borrow and print money.

Monday, November 12, 2012

CNS News - "6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days--Average 68 per Day"

Nothing says 'pro-business' like 6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days with an average of 68 proposed new regulation per Day coming out of the Obama Administration.
( – It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its website.

In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. - CNS News
That is about 2,000 a month. the only thing this level of rule-making is for is pro-bureaucrat. It certainly is not in favor of businesses. Remember, this Administration considers most businesses the enemy. At least any businesses that make a profit.

Congressman Connolly: 'Sadly, the Congress reflects the polarization of the electorate.'

In October 2012, before the election, my Congressman, Democrat Gerry Connolly gave an interview to Patch. One of his comments concerned the polarization of the country - and Congress:
Patch: Can you describe the political environment in Washington?

Connolly: Toxic. Congress is polarized. The country is polarized. Sadly, the Congress reflects the polarization of the electorate. - Patch

So, the composition of Congress reflects the polarization of the country and that is a bad thing? I find this encouraging.

I can only think that this is bad for Democrats given that they do not have control of the House of Representatives any longer. I'm sure that Gerry would have thought it a great thing when his party was in control. We can thank Nancy Pelosi's extreme liberal agenda to thank for handing the House back to Republican control.

You can find Congressman Connolly's interview here.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Petraeus Resignation Timed To Avoid 'embarrassment to the president before the election'

The story of CIA Director Petraeus's resignation gets dirtier as news leaks that Petraeus was kept in his position for months so as not to negatively impact President Obama's Reelection campaign.
Still, the White House, with concurrence by the FBI and Justice Department, held off on asking for Petraeus’ resignation until after the election. His resignation occurred three days after the election, avoiding the possibility that Obama’s ill-fated appointment of Petraeus could become an issue in the election.

FBI agents on the case were aware that such a decision had been made to hold off on forcing him out until after the election and were outraged.

“The decision was made to delay the resignation apparently to avoid potential embarrassment to the president before the election,” an FBI source says. “To leave him in such a sensitive position where he was vulnerable to potential blackmail for months compromised our security and is inexcusable.” - Powerline Blog
Heaven forbid threats to National Security get in the way of President Obama's Reelection campaign. Did they really keep him in this position for over a year knowing that he was potentially compromised. That is wholly irresponsible and a true violation of the trust of his position. Not that his supporters care.

Found at Ace of Spades HQ.

'Pro-Oil' Obama Administration Now Closing Western Lands To Oil Drilling

During this last election, President Obama proclaimed that oil drilling in the US has never been greater, implying that he was responsible for this oil drilling boon. In reality, the increase in oil drilling had been taking place on private lands that the Government had little ability to stop.

Now, that President Obama has won re-election, his pro-oil Administration is planning to close off Western Government land from oil exploration.
The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.
The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation.
The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is too tight. - The Hill

The Obama Presidency, redefining 'Pro-Oil'. Then again, his 'All-of-the-Above' energy policy seems to mean 'None of the below'.

CBS News - 'Russia reminds Obama of missile defense promise'

President Obama has done great damage to our national security in a number of ways. One way is his eagerness to trade away our strength for supposedly better relationships with the bad actors and 'Anchor Countries' of this world. Obama was caught pleading for patience from the Russians until after he was re-elected.
The controversy over the planned missile shield has strained the relations between the U.S. and Russia. Moscow has rejected Washington's assurances that the shield is intended to fend off potential missile threats from Iran and voiced concern the system could threaten Russia's nuclear deterrent.
In March, Mr. Obama, unaware that he was speaking on an open microphone, told Dmitry Medvedev, then Russian president, that he would have more flexibility on the issue after November's election.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin appeared to try to remind Mr. Obama of his promise when he said Thursday that Moscow hopes that the U.S. president will take into account Russia's concerns about the U.S.-led NATO missile defense for Europe. - CBS News
Limiting the effectiveness of a missile shield in Europe does nothing to help the US. It is kind of like local criminals in a high crime area complaining about increased police presence. It certainly exposes our traditional friends in Europe to the threat of a hostile Russia, a threat President Obama appears to refuse to recognize.

What other promises has President Obama made to the Russians and other troublemakers around the World?

Found on JWF.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Legal Marijuana in Colorado and Washington States

Perhaps this is more of a Great Nation-Stupid Population kind of action. In this last election both Colorado and Washington States basically removed all restrictions on marijuana. Of course it is still illegal according to Federal Law, but it is not like the Obama Administration has been big on enforcing Federal law, unless it involves not paying all your taxes. For that they will throw the book at you, unless your an illegal alien or a Democrat looking to take a Government job, or even be out Treasury Secretary. Otherwise, behold the growth of 'Free Pot' and certainly the anarchy that will come with it.
Beau Kilmer, Codirector of RAND Drug Policy Research Center and coauthor of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, told BI that what happened on Tuesday "was really groundbreaking. No modern jurisdiction has removed the prohibition on commercial production, distribution and possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes. Not even Holland." - Business Insider
Of course the Federal Government could go and crack down on growing or possessing weed. However, the greatest risk is that of local law enforcement which is no longer a threat. No word on what happens with companies that screen out employees and job applicants with drug tests. I can see how people would want to eliminate such tests as being discriminatory. But do you really want your local police officer, Airline pilot, doctor high while on the job? That might not be a good idea. Anyway, a number of drug testing rules are Federal. So if you want to keep your job.....

This law will also impact other states as those taking advantage of this law get caught in other states where these are still laws against possession of marijuana. This has already happened with traffickers from Canada getting caught in the US. I suspect once this happens enough there will be calls for other states to recognize the laws that permit this activity in the neighboring states. I am OK with that for some things, such as drivers licenses and handgun conceal carry permits. I am not however OK with cheap weed spreading around the country. As one of my ex-drug addict friends say 'The US cannot handle cheap and available drugs.'

Oddly enough, the Mexican Government is also not happy about this liberalized position concerning marijuana:
“These important modifications change somewhat the rules of the game in the relationship with the United States,” Mr. Videgaray said. “I think we have to carry out a review of our joint policies in regard to drug trafficking and security in general. “Obviously we can’t handle a product that is illegal in Mexico, trying to stop its transfer to the United States, when in the United States, at least in part of the United States, it now has a different status,” he said. More than 47,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderón began a military assault on violent drug cartels in that country in 2006. Read more: Mexico to reconsider joint policies with U.S. amid new state marijuana laws - Washington Times
Well Mexico needs to learn to take a joke. The US has long asked the Mexican Government to stop the flow of Mexicans across the US border. Mexico's response was a ridiculous excuse that they cannot prevent Mexican nationals from going anywhere in their country. So one bad Government decision deserves another.

Hmmm. Did Romney lose Colorado partly due to pro-pot voters going to the polls for this issue and Obama getting their vote as a bonus? I would not be surprised.

UN Eager To Take Advantage of Obama Win to Ban More Guns

That didn't take long. The UN is a huge failure, or better put, the UN is great as keeping those in power around the world in control of their countries. Take North Korea for example. The UN completely fails to meet any ideal of improving the welfare of citizens around the world. It is better at ensure that those who suffer under oppressive regimes, continue to suffer.

A threat to these bad governments is the flow of weapons to those who might stand up to their oppressors. So naturally the UN has been trying to limit the flow of arms around the world. The last set of talks dies when it was clear that no treaty would get ratified by the US Government, making an agreement essentially worthless. Now merely a day after an Obama victory, the UN wants to try again and the US was all for it.

(Reuters) - Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge Washington denies. - Reuters
I seriously doubt that Obama's re-election will change anything. It was the Senate that killed this deal as enough Senators came out against it ensuring that any attempt to ratify would fail. I suspect that this is still the case. 

Still, the Obama Administration has no problem wasting time and effort in pushing this around again. It seems to be a strategy of theirs. Keep as much BS moving around and you have no idea what might happen next. And who knows, they might still get lucky and make some progress in their direction. 

Maybe there will be another shooting that they can take advantage of to make another push to get this through...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FEMA Abandons Storm Victims in Staten Island

FEMA is supposed to rush to people in need after emergencies. But it seems that FEMA can't even handle a little snowstorm.
Yesterday’s nor’easter proved too much for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s aid location in Tottenville, SI — which hung a sign reading “Closed due to weather” as the wintery storm blew into town. Ten FEMA centers in the area reportedly suspended operations because of the storm, although the location with the sign at the Mount Loretto Community Center did open at noon. - NY Post
It's not like victims can stop being victims because there is a storm coming.

This latest disgrace for this Government Organization is right on the heels of running out of water in the initial response to Hurricane Sandy.

Leave it to the Obama Administration to make President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina look good. It took a couple of years but it appear that 'Brownie' has been vindicated. Not that the mainstream media will tell you that.

Jesse Jackson Jr. - Wins Re-Election - in plea deal talks with feds

Here is a perfect example of the crap that stupid people send to represent them. I am not sure why they do this, other than out of some bizarre notion that it either will upset white people or that these bad politicians will somehow reward them with free stuff. Really, how good can the guy be when he is sitting in a clinic and not in Congress:

Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic. - Sun Times

This kind of behavior in Democrat-majority parts is nothing new. Take DC's embrace of embarrassment Marion Barry, who continues to serve as a DC Councilmen despite problems with: 
  • Failure to file tax returns
  • Ongoing Drug problems
  • Insulting his constituents based on race - "We've got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses, those dirty shops. They ought to go, I'll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too."'
 Democrats do not punish such behavior. It almost appears that they reward it. It's not like they are replacing this flawed politicians with clean cut Democrats. Surely they are out there...

(Marion Barry smoking crack - 1990)

But instead we get losers like the ones above and others like fake Indian Elizabeth Warren.

Despite Jackson's problems, he still got 64% of the vote from his district.

UPDATE 10 November

Well sometimes the saying 'the higher you get the harder you fall' really fits. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. appears to be a step away from resigning from Congress because he has a date with jail.
Webb, the chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, has been the point person for Jackson in talks with the U.S. Justice Department in Washington.

The tentative deal includes:–Jackson resigning for health reasons.
  • His pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds.
  • The congressman’s repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use, such as home furnishings, improper travel or gifts.

At least some jail time would appear to be inevitable for Jackson, the son of civil-rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and spouse of Chicago 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson. - CBS Local

What do you call one corrupt Congressman headed to jail? A good start!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Great Nation – Despite our Politicians (and Electorate)

The United States is a great nation. However in the last couple years, President Obama, his political appointees and his supporters have been doing their best to cash in on this greatness, both weakening this country internationally, financially and militarily.

The goal of this blog is to highlight (mock) the wonder that is the Obama Administration. His supporters are gloating now, but lets see who is laughing when we are all standing in the wreckage left behind from another four years of his policies, whatever they might be.

This blog also serves as advance record of 'I told you so.'