January 24, 2010

So I Guess Bob Herbert Is Racist Now As Well

Yeah, Herbert's latest column attacks the O-bots from the left, and tries to lump the completely out of power opposition into this mess, but it is indeed interesting when one of the most partisan (and stupidly so, I might add) hacks in the Mediacrat complex goes after his own side, it is worth noting.

The Democrats still hold the presidency and large majorities in both houses of Congress. The idea that they are not spending every waking hour trying to fix the broken economic system and put suffering Americans back to work is beyond pathetic {UHHH...They tried "fixing" it with Porkulus. How did that turn out?-ed}. Deficit reduction is now the mantra in Washington, which means that new large-scale investments in infrastructure and other measures to ease the employment crisis and jump-start the most promising industries of the 21st century are highly unlikely {so Obamacare was a bad idea after all? Thanks for noticing-ed}.

What we’ll get instead is rhetoric. It’s cheap, so we can expect a lot of it. {no, it's not cheap, because it leads to bad and costly ideas, but who am I to stop you from hammering your own side?-ed}

Sheesh. Anyway, as I stated, this attack is coming from Obama's left flank, but I do find it interesting that a year on, even some of Captain Awesome's most vocal enablers now realize that he is an empty suit who has no idea what he is doing.

And to make matters worse for the left, the same crew that pulled the wool over the eyes of too many people two years ago now think they can save the day for the 2010 elections.

In addition to Mr. Plouffe, who will primarily work from the Democratic National Committee in consultation with the White House, several top operatives from the Obama campaign will be dispatched across the country to advise major races as part of the president’s attempt to take greater control over the midterm elections, aides said.

“We are turning the corner to a much more political season,” said David Axelrod, a senior adviser, who confirmed Mr. Plouffe’s role. “We are going to evaluate what we need to do to get timely intelligence and early warnings so we don’t face situations like we did in Massachusetts.”

Yeah. This oughta work. They sold a crap sandwich once. But in their arrogance, they think they can do it again? They think they can convince the American public to forget the last year? They think they can convince the unwashed masses that they should ignore their unemployment status, their dwindling bank and savings accounts, their past due mortgages, and give more power to those who made things worse than ever? Ha! We'll see about that, you anal bleachers of awfulness.

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January 23, 2010

It's official

California is now the most retarded state in the nation. How did I come to this conclusion?

1. The people of Massachusetts, known for sending tax-and spend liberal douchebags to Washington, elected Scott Brown, who explicitly pledged to vote against government-run health insurance and...

2. AFTER that happened, the Dems in our State Senate decided that NOW would be a good time to resurrect a plan for a single-payer health insurance plan that would cost TWICE the state's current budget in its first year alone. Really?

Yes, really...

The Senate Appropriations Committee released the bill for a vote by the full Senate next week. The legislation had been held over from last year because of the state's ongoing budget crisis.

Creating a single-payer system would cost California an estimated $210 billion in its first year. That's roughly double the size of the total state budget, but about what the state and federal government and residents cumulatively spend now on California health care, said Sen. Mark Leno.

Leno, D-San Francisco, introduced the bill after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger twice vetoed similar legislation. The Republican governor negotiated his own $14.7 billion health care reform bill with Democratic leaders two years ago, only to see the measure fail in a Senate committee amid concerns over paying for the measure.

Leno's bill would create a commission to decide how to pay for the system, at a cost this year of more than $1 million.

We've got a $20 billion deficit, some of the highest tax rates, and one of the biggest unemployment clusterfucks in the country, and how do these assholes plan to pay for all of this?

Leno said the system could be funded with a payroll tax along with existing state and federal money and increased efficiencies from a state-managed system that eliminates the insurance middleman. Voters would have to approve the commission's funding plan, he said.
Hey, new taxes! Great fucking idea, genius. Oh, and what "existing" state money? We're fucking broke, in case you hadn't noticed.

I really used to love this place. Now, if I had enough money, I'd leave in a fucking heartbeat.

Update: I forgot to add a hat tip to Darleen over at protein wisdom.

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Ellie's been Outed

The elusive, ubiquitous Ellie Light.
I'm usually against outings, I think they're lower than low.
But this time it's deserved.
We've seen the links at Instapundit, and elsewhere.
She's sent letters saying we're jerks for bad-mouthing the God-President from dozens of addresses to dozens of newspapers around the world (Insty claimed Thailand I think), so who is she?
I put this in a comment, but  I think about it I think it's pretty important so it deserves a post. If nobody reads the posts, how can I expect anybody to read the freaking comments?

If it's some loser Obama fan, that's one thing, but if it's the gov't, well, that's a whole nother bag of pernicious crap.
As Eric at Classical Values (where I saw the above pic and link to facebook) says, that's Nixon going after his opponents in sneaky, slimy ways.

And if it is someone in the gov't, they need to be found out and slapped down. There's room under the bus.
It might not be illegal (It might be, I am not a lawyer), but it's about as "transparent" and ethical as everything else Obama's admin does and they need to be called on it and smacked down, or at least everybody needs to know what dirtbags they are.

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January 22, 2010

Hell hath no fury

Woman has long-term affair with millionaire and Obama economic adviser Charles Phillips, apparently he cut it off or pissed her off, because she bought up a bunch of billboards with pictures of her with him, and a website loaded with pictures, letters and pictures of gifts and other mementos from their affair.  Wow.

Rough week for Obama, but I think Phillips has him beat.

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First, Scott Baio is a conservative? Really? I did not know that.

Second, it's not funny and I shouldn't laugh but how freaking surreal is it that Scott Baio gets death threats for mocking Michelle Obama on Twitter.

You have to laugh because what the freaking hell.  Look, we get pretty heated in our rhetoric around here but we also are able to stay on the proper side of the line.  Even eddie's most impassioned rants cannot reasonably be taken as actual threats.  Threatening someone over something on twitter?  Really?  Really?  There's bat shit insane and then there's that. 

I've mentioned before that I'm not comfortable with the slamming on the First Lady's looks but that is really really not death threat worthy. 

I think a lot of the Left needs a time out and a juice box.

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And the rocket surgery continues!

As if Sen. Brown's family wasn't awesome enough, apparently Mrs. Brown appeared in the below music video way back in the 80's.

It appears that the brain trust over at HuffPo thinks that this is a problem for Brown. (safe link to Treacher) 

Oh, yes, it's obviously a horrible terrible problem!  I'm totally offended!  In fact, I think I need to watch it a few dozen more times to make sure I'm super cereal offended!

You know, if I were a bitchier person, I'd note that it seems that the ones with sexual hangups are those on the Left who presume that all Republicans are total prudes who can't see a lovely women in a bathing suit without shrieking STONE HER STONE HER.  But I'm not that person so I won't say that.

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January 21, 2010

I Guess Even George Soros Can Grow Weary Of Throwing Money Out The Window Too


Brown wins, Obamacare appears to be dropping faster than a prom dress, Krugman turns on Obama, and now this?

Any pudding left?

(doubleplusundead)  Had to add,


Thanks to Alice

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Obama - "Here's an idea. Since Brown won in Mass. let's destroy Wall Street"

The actual story is that today’s proposal is totally new, far more radical than anything Obama and his top officials, mainly chief economic adviser Larry Summers and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, have proposed in the past. Indeed, they’ve been actively avoiding it for the better part of their first year in office. The president was gracious enough today to credit the man responsible for it—“we’re calling it the Volcker rule after the tall guy behind me,” he said—but what Obama didn’t say was that, until now, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has been virtually ignored by his administration.


If adopted, along with another proposal to limit the consolidation of the financial sector into giant firms—essentially what’s happened over the past two decades—Obama’s new plan would dramatically change Wall Street as we know it. It would have an effect not unlike that of the Glass-Steagall law of 1933, which forced big banks like J.P. Morgan to spin off their investment-banking sides into new firms (in that case, Morgan Stanley).

Why did Obama decide to pursue this break-up-the-bank plan? According to the senior administration officials, he grew increasingly outraged by Wall Street’s brazenness in going back to business as usual in the year since the crisis. “As we have come out of the crisis and seen major financial institutions make significant profits on their proprietary trading and using the [federal] safety net to do that,” said one official, “it persuaded the president it was worth looking into this.”

What he didn’t say was that Obama’s been losing altitude in the polls fast, and one of his problems is a perceived softness on Wall Street in the face of public outrage.

I would guess that the other thing that wasn't said was a great big Fuck You to the GOP for having the temerity to contest a safe Dem seat and win. Even though it's false (look at contribution records) the perception is that Wall Street is in bed with the GOP, so here's a little bit of payback. I wouldn't be surprised if today's decision by the Supreme Court didn't figure into this a bit also. In any case it's a temper tantrum that is going to hurt us all.

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What's beyond hubris?

Pres. Obama issues a memorandum prohibiting any company behind on its taxes from getting further gov't contracts.

I mean, we can't have any tax cheats working for the government or in the Cabinet or anything like that.

Great googly moogly is Obama trying to look like the most tone deaf, arrogant, elitist in the universe?  Because if so, he's succeeding! 

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January 20, 2010

It's George Bush's fault that Scott Brown got elected

Obama said he had made mistakes during the first year, but the big issues had to be tackled.

"We immediately were confronted with just stacks of tough decisions that had to be made. During the course of this year we've had to make some decisions that were unpopular. We've made some mistakes. I've personally made some mistakes," he told ABC News.

"But what I can tell you is, a year later, I've never been more optimistic about the possibilities of America. I'm certainly a lot more optimistic than I was a year ago."

In the interview, he reminded Americans of the deep economic problems he inherited and the public animosity toward the previous administration. "The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," Obama said.

Thank God! I was afraid we had finally found something that Obama couldn't blame Bush for, but then Wham... he pulled it out.

I'm not sure why but this song seems appropriate at this time:

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Hey Olby, how's that taste?


Via BC at the Emperor's site
Man, has anybody found that diet-schadenfreude? I'm really worried about ODing on it.

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I'm looking for a clue bat, something with a woodsy aftertaste

It appears that Gavin Newsom is none too pleased with Obama about gay marriage.

Money shot quote "There is some belief that he actually doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage".

No!  No!  You mean some people may think that Obama doesn't believe in gay marriage just because Obama said he doesn't believe in gay marriage?  Look, I know, I know, everything Obama says comes with an expiration date but this one is pretty solid. 

I've had it out (so to speak) with queer friends about how the hell can they claim at one and the same time that opposition to gay marriage is per se homophobia and then rasp rhapsodic over Obama.  Generally, I get the "oh he doesn't really mean it" response.  Inquiries as to whether or not it isn't more horrifying to take a stand against gay marriage strictly for political gain are usually met with a variant of shut up, he argued. 

Gavin, I can call you Gavin, right, guess what?  There are some of we homocons who knew all along that Obama is full of complete and utter bullshit about what Gay, Inc. is determined to call gay rights.  He.  Doesn't.  Mean.  It.  He never ever ever did.  He's lying, lying right to your face. 

I'll admit, I don't feel sorry at all for those who start shrieking about how Obama is abandoning the gays.  Dude, all y'all were the ones who thought he was on your side in the first place.  He isn't, he's not going to be and you've opened your mouth and removed all doubt by saying otherwise.

Off with you, Gavin, have fun with the rest of your life.  I'm sorry that you didn't realize that Obama just wasn't that into what you thought he was.  Sucks to be you. 

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Mort Zuckerman's scathing editorial on Obama

Damn, this is pretty brutal.  I can't say I'm entirely surprised by it, Zuckerman is reliably Democrat, reliably liberal, but I've seen him take his own side to task when they're fucking up, but this is probably the harshest I've seen him do it.

BTW, the Hostages have the obligatory Downfall and Keyboard Cat videos, and Cuffy has some Obama FAIL for you.

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The World Turned Upside Down

Up is down. Black is white. A Republican is Senator from Massachusetts. And the voice of reason is...Kos?

There's several messages to learn from this fiasco, but chief among them -- if you decide to run for office, then respect the freakin' voters and work your ass off for their vote. They are angry, frustrated, and looking for a sign that you get their concerns. Going on vacation doesn't cut it. Campaigning your heart out gets you a good of the way there.
Huh. Would you look at that. No stolen election conspiracies. No mention of Chimpy McBu$hitler or KKKarl Rove. No cries of RAAAAACISM!!!! No childish "teabagger" references (he saves those for a later post, but still). He's actually even kinda-sorta praising Brown for running a good campaign.

We are truly through The Looking Glass, people.

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Even Barney Frank is saying it's time to go back to the drawing board on Obamacare

Yeah, they're rattled.

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January 19, 2010

Paul Krugman - You know who Obama doesn't blame enough? George Bush that's who.

At this point it's official the man has gone batshit insane

It’s instructive to compare Mr. Obama’s rhetorical stance on the economy with that of Ronald Reagan. It’s often forgotten now, but unemployment actually soared after Reagan’s 1981 tax cut. Reagan, however, had a ready answer for critics: everything going wrong was the result of the failed policies of the past. In effect, Reagan spent his first few years in office continuing to run against Jimmy Carter.

Mr. Obama could have done the same — with, I’d argue, considerably more justice. He could have pointed out, repeatedly, that the continuing troubles of America’s economy are the result of a financial crisis that developed under the Bush administration, and was at least in part the result of the Bush administration’s refusal to regulate the banks.

But he didn’t.
What the hell has been going on since last January then?  Maybe Krugman was abducted by aliens and has spent the last year in an alternate universe where Obama never speaks?

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In the words of the esteemed Nelson Muntz

ha HA!

Dem GOTV picking up Brown supporters.

This race is going to be taught for years in how not to run an election, no matter who wins.

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Whose fault is this?


The schadenfreude is so fucking tasty.

Do they make Diet Schadenfreude these days? Because, seriously, I'm trying to lose a few pounds. And the stuff that I've been fed over the past few days? Fattening as sugary, saturated trans fat-laden hell itself.

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January 18, 2010

Fictionalized fantasy

Gee, it's not like anybody could have predicted this, oh, say, back during 2008 or so...

“There was this expectation that this was going to be like a Hollywood movie. He was a candidate almost fictionalized from day one,’’ Boston-based Democratic political consultant Michael Goldman said of Obama. “Does it make me frustrated? It does. But it’s reality, it’s the world as it really is, not the fantasy.’’
No, really? The fantasy hasn't become reality? It's not a Hollywood movie?

You know what? You can eat a fucking dick. YOU FUCKING LOSE. You and your buddies foisted this empty fucking suit whose "present" voting ass should never have come anywhere near a hair's breadth close to the fucking U.S. Senate, much less the presidency, and yet you bit the bait, hook, line, and motherfucking sinker.

And, hey, what do you have to show for it so far? Fucking NOTHING, as far as his campaign promises are concerned. (Thank God!) And a pissed-off populace to boot. I held my nose to vote for John Fucking McCain, and I hated to do it, but even he would have done a better job. Fuck, even Hillary! would have at least probably known better than to fuck up this much.

Reap. The. Fucking. Whirlwind. May Scott Brown be the first nail in his Careter-esque political coffin come Tuesday.

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The Democrats Know Who To Blame For Their Recent Electoral Problems

It's still two days away, but the whining and moaning from the left about the MA Senate race is reaching DEFCON Lowering levels of freakout. Example one: Excitable Andi (no link) knows who to blame

The blame for the delay lies fundamentally with a GOP that is still intent on putting power {of which they have none right now-ed} before country, and decided the day Obama took office that he was such a threat to their beleaguered brand that they would oppose everything he proposed, demonize him as much as possible, forgo any cooperation, and then try to blame him for the recession, the wars, the unemployment, and the debt he inherited ... while never actually proposing any serious alternative on any of them {Kinda like the Dems from 2001-08. As if Captain Awesome would listen anyway. Remember the "I won" statement? Or were you busy smoking dope in a campground shithouse while that whole episode went down? And besides, I thought Hope & Change were going to rescue us from the recession. But what do I know? My mind hasn't been herbally seasoned by that awesome cocktail of ganja and guy juice.-ed}.

It is a nihilist, populist, primal scream. And if the Massachusetts result is interpreted as a vindication of that strategy {well, it seems to be working so far. Which means I'll scream as primally as a pair of howler monkeys pleasuring each other at the zoo in front of a 4th Grade Science Class-ed}, we will have thrown away a very rare constructive moment for targeted government action to tackle the deep problems - healthcare access and cost, too much reliance on carbon energy, an empire bogged down in two quagmires, a debt that will soon threaten this country's currency {all of which your dreamboy has fucked up even worse than anything Bush could have ever dreamed of-ed} - in favor of news cycle, tactical Rovian bullshit {versus the Rahmbo "crisistunity" mentality? In favor of The Chicago Way? In favor of Backroom Deals? Perish the thought! And what the fuck is the deal? One minute, Bush and the GOP are at fault, the next, Karl Rove is at fault. Something tells me Andy doesn't really think through his villain assignments for the day-ed}.

The Dems have been incompetent and petty {and retarded. Don't forget that one-ed}; the Republicans have been nihilist {how can stopping Obama be the same thing as believing in nothing? To me, stopping Socialism is indeed an ethos. But what do I know?-ed}. The dawdling of the last few weeks is unforgivable {by whom? Reid/Pelosi? they are trying to buy votes for an unpopular bill. By the GOP? They have no power, and have been defeated 60-40 every time they try to stop things-ed} . But Obama's attempt to produce reform through the center is the best chance we've now got {if his "centrism" is the best we've got, I'll just stick my head in the oven now-ed}. The last time I urged a vote for someone I found as dreadful as a candidate as Coakley was John Kerry. Because the alternative was so much worse {and you lost in a gobsmacking fashion-ed}.

So think of this as 2004. Are you really, really going to give Bush a second term because Kerry is so easily portrayed as an elitist hack {2004=vote for the elitist hack to keep the GOP out of power, 2010=vote for the elitist hack to keep the Democrats in power? Good to know-ed}? C'mon, Massachusetts Independents. Give the president the chance he needs {he's had his chance, and the people are saying, "can I have a refund?"-ed}. I know it sucks {Sully. "It Sucks". Must. Resist. Jokes-ed}. But vote Coakley {ringing endorsement!-ed}.

Wow. But that's not all. Look at the "Buck Stops Here" attitude other Democrats are voicing.

"People are upset because there's so many problems," Rosemary Kverek, 70, a retired Charleston schoolteacher said as tonight's rally wrapped up. "But the problems came from the previous administration. So we're blaming poor Obama, who's working 36 hours a day {and 8 Days A Week-ed} ... to solve these problems that he inherited."

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), speaking with a gaggle of reporters after the event, said that while state Sen. Scott Brown (R) offers voters a quick fix, in reality, the problems created by "George Bush and his cronies" are not so easily solved {and yet, Obama's "quick fix" is OK, right?-ed}.

"If you think there's magic out there and things can be turned around overnight, then you would vote for someone who could promise you that, like Scott Brown," Kennedy said. "If you don't, if you know that it takes eight years for George Bush and his cronies to put our country into this hole ... then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president's in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him to do that."

(Curiously, Kennedy mentioned Coakley repeatedly during his remarks to reporters, each time referring to her as "Marcia," not "Martha.") {heh. Nice snark there, pal-ed}

More Kennedy: "One thing the Democrats have done wrong? We haven't kept the focus on this disaster on the Republicans who brought it upon us. We've tried too hard to do that right thing, and that's to fix it, as opposed to spend more of our time and energy pointing the finger at who got us [here] in the first place {but that's what you are doing now-ed}."

Eesh. My response?

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