July 31, 2009

Obama can't even pick beers right

So much for Red, Light, and Blue. Which were obviously chosen solely to create that stupid-ass fucking tagline.

Among rival brewers, the news fell flat. "We would hope they would pick a family-owned, American beer to lubricate the conversation," said Bill Manley, a spokesman for the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., a California-based brewer that happens to be family-owned.

Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., which brews Samuel Adams, decried "the foreign domination of something so basic and important to our culture as beer."

Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Congressman who has also written the White House amid the beer ferment, also hopes the meeting will promote beer-drinking nationalism. In a not-so-subtle dig at Bud, he said he knew he and the president "both share a common interest in fostering the success of American-headquartered companies."

More outraged American brewers at the link.

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July 30, 2009

Princess Fuknut

To mangle a phrase from the Queen of Demure.  Princess Fuknut just seems so much more apropos.



I don't think my Fancy Nancy Pirate Princess can even do such an effeminate drink hold, even when inspired by fine china at a tea party.  I think next we'll find out that's not really beer he's pretending to quaff.

More pics and scorn at IHateTheMedia.

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Obama: Who You Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Wallet?

Yup. The One tells us he has not raised taxes.

Q 'A lot of business leaders consider you to be anti-business. I was struck when I attended the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival. ... These are wealthy, fairly progressive older people who had tended to support you, but they seemed very upset about corporate taxes, individual taxes, card-check, all sorts of things you're doing that they perceived as not helpful to them. What can you say to those people?'

OBAMA: 'Let's look at the record. I've been in office six months. So far my only tax policy has been to cut taxes for 95 percent of working people. I haven't signed a bill that's raised taxes yet.

Man. Too bad my job doesn't allow me to take the hallucinogenic drugs he's taking, because I could really come up with some crazy shit as well.

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Shockingly, Capitalism And Common Sense Intervenes In The Treasury Auctions

You mean to tell me that an ass fuck load of national debt might, just might, damper demand for U.S. Treasury Sales?

Get. The. Fuck. Out.


Under the weight of the ballooning deficit, the government has raised auction volumes and analysts now wonder whether the strain on the market is showing.

"Obviously everyone is inferring that tomorrow's won't be good either," said James Combias, head of government bond trading at Mizuho Securities USA in New York. "Maybe you will see more interest tomorrow but I think the increase in the auctions and the size of them may be starting to have an effect. These are very large auctions."

Demand for the five-year notes was below average, measured by the bid-to-cover ratio of 1.92, the lowest in almost a year.



No fucking shit, Triple Word Score of Cockholsters. When the Treasury prints money as if it's toilet paper, you bet your fucking ass that nobody will fucking pay top dollar for something that may be worthless by the time the ink dries on the Treasury Notes.

But I am sure Obama and his team have a plan. Right?

Right?

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July 29, 2009

Obama To Boot Non-Marxist Honduran Officials?

Well, it looks like it.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly did not identify the Hondurans whose visas were yanked, but he indicated that other officials also could have their visas revoked. He said U.S. authorities were reviewing the visas of all members of the current government and their dependents.

The move came two weeks after the start of negotiations aimed at defusing the crisis and helping ousted president Manuel Zelaya return. Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who is leading the negotiations, has presented a plan that would allow Zelaya back into office, with curtailed powers, until his term expires in January. The proposal was initially rejected by officials in the de facto government, but they have shown signs in recent days that they are softening their position, Honduran and U.S. officials said.

"We're trying to do everything that we can to support this -- this process that was begun by Costa Rican President Arias and the negotiation efforts," Kelly told reporters. "These actions that we're taking are consistent with our policy of the non-recognition" of the de facto government.

The Honduran military detained Zelaya on June 28 and flew him out of the country. Zelaya is an ally of Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chávez, and many Latin Americans see the Honduran's ouster as a test of the Obama administration's commitment to democracy in the region.

Officials of the current Honduran government say the arrest was legal, noting that Zelaya had defied the Supreme Court in calling a referendum that could have led to overturning the constitution's ban on a second presidential term. But his ouster has been roundly condemned internationally as a coup.

The Honduran imbroglio has spilled over into U.S. politics, with some Republicans charging that the Obama administration is being too soft on Zelaya. On Tuesday, in a sign of protest, four Republicans on the 19-member Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted against the confirmations of two Obama nominees -- Arturo Valenzuela as assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs and Thomas A. Shannon Jr. as ambassador to Brazil. Both were still approved.

Zelaya has lashed out at the U.S. government in recent days, saying it is not doing enough to help him. But on Tuesday, he praised the State Department announcement.

"This is a coup that has been dead from the start, so they will have to abandon their position of intransigence in the coming hours," he told reporters in the Nicaraguan town of Ocotal near the Honduran border, where he has camped out in recent days with hundreds of supporters.

The interim president, Roberto Micheletti, played down the importance of the U.S. announcement. He said that although he hadn't been targeted, "it wouldn't bother me if the ambassador revoked my visa. He has no justification for doing it," according to the Associated Press.

Yeah, and anybody who thinks Obama hasn't picked sides is mistaken.

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July 27, 2009

Hmmmmmm...

I wonder how they could have possibly got their grubby little hands on something like that...

Swedish-made anti-tank rocket launchers sold to Venezuela years ago were obtained by Colombia's main rebel group, and Sweden said Monday it was demanding an explanation.

Colombia said its military found the weapons in a captured rebel arms cache and that Sweden had recently confirmed they originally were sold to Venezuela's military.

The confirmation strengthens Colombian allegations that Hugo Chavez's government has aided the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Wait, you mean to imply that Hugo Chavez would get involved with something like that? The hell, you say!

Venezuela's justice minister, Tareck El Aissami, on Monday dismissed the report of the missiles, denying that "our government or institutions have ever collaborated with any type of criminal or terrorist organizations."

Well, that's certainly reassuring.

Related: Colombian Special Forces troops, trained by the Green Berets and highly successful in counter-insurgency operations in their own country, are headed to Afghanistan to fight alongside our guys. WIN!

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July 26, 2009

Bring your appetite!

Are you hungry for some good old fashioned Ad Hominem?  Then come on down to the Huffington Post, where it's served up hot and fresh daily!  Today they're discussing the scandal so nice they named it twice: Gatesgate!

Be warned, though, that the comments have turned into a mass grave which is swallowing strawmen by the hundreds.  Click on the link if you dare, but first be sure to lay a sheet of Saran Wrap over your keyboard to protect it from the tears which shall surely short it out as you weep for the poor, innocent strawmen who never got the chance to dance with their Dorothys. 

(H/T Eddiebear)

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July 24, 2009

Heh

I say again, Heh. (with apologies to the puppy blender for stealing his phrase)

I've seen this video by Chris Rock that American Digest has and it's spot on.

It's Chris Rock explaining how not to get your ass kicked by the police.

You probably won't get your ass kicked if you just use common sense
(well, that leaves out our over-educated "betters" like that Harvard tool V.)..snip...
If you jump a turnstile you might get off with a warning, if you jump a turnstile with a gun and smoking a joint, maybe you need your ass kicked (Heh V)
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And the money quote
When an officer approaches your car, Be Polite.

Bing-fucking-O. It costs nothing to be polite to the police and it can cost a lot to not be polite.

As someone who has had more than his share of dealing with the police, I know what I'm saying.

I'm white, in HS most of my friends were white. We caroused around the greater Woodstock, NY region at all hours of the day and night. Woodstock is a very white region, so racism wasn't involved in what happened to me and my friends.

Woodstock is a small town with three and sometimes four police depts running around, Woodstock cops, Ulster County Cops, NY State Police and occasionally the police in a nearby town, like Olive, encroach.
Woodstock is not a high crime area. So there are 3-4 bored sets of cops around just looking for something to do.
I've dealt with them all, at 4pm, midnight, 2 am, at 4 am, at 6 am (not morning, the end of the night) and I've never been put into handcuffs by any of them. Even when I was doing something tres stupid. Like sitting on the side of route 28 at 6am, hitch-hiking and throwing rocks at the street light at the 375 intersection. Since we had been wasted all night, none of the rocks came near the light, they all landed in the intersection of a 55 MPH highway. In a big pile. The police showed up, I told my buddy to shut up and I handled it. They let us go with minimal hassling.

When I wasn't around, the same buddy was a dick. He was handcuffed often, with my cousin. My cousin is an idiot too. He was handcuffed for being stupid and he did the Capt. Kirk thing (jumping over his handcuffed hands to get them in front), the cop thought that was so funny he made my cousin do it the other way. Naturally, he fell flat on his unprotected face when he tried.

And he deserved it. If I had been there, I would have shut them both up and handled it myself, but I wasn't, so my cousin got a bloody nose and they were handcuffed for an hour or more before they were let go. (how funny is it that I'm the diplomatic one? V)

When I get pulled over, I take off my sunglasses and put my hands on the wheel. I usually get a warning.

So as Chris Rock says, don't be an asshole and you too can keep from getting your ass kicked by cops.

Too bad our highly-educated, intellectual-, moral-, and political-"betters" can't figure that out.

It's of a piece with the riots in Cincinnati a few years ago, for example. Some kids were doing what they shouldn't have been doing, a cop, who was used to patrolling the war zone that is the ghetto in Cincinnati, reacted strongly to the kid being a dick (the kid was being overly non-cooperative and did something that looked very aggressive, as I recall) and the kid came out on the short end of the stick.

Naturally, it was racism. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they are often shot at so they have to be very careful or they can die at any time.

And just like Obama talking about how Latinos and blacks are bothered by the cops more. Ummmmm, they also commit a disproportional amount of crime. That's usually good cop-work, not racism you fucking tool.

I do have to admire Obama for the whole brouhaha though.

He claimed he wanted a national discourse on race. Well, he's getting it and it's mostly calling him a dumb fuck.
(H/T Alice H)

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Obamacare, Logan's Run, And Dr. Kevorkian

No, this is not the answer to a Carnac routine. It's what Seniors may face if The Won gets his way.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: A RedState source sat behind a top aide to Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and heard the aide admit that "the increase in Hospice care which will solve the prolonging of life issue." As you know, Democrats have been open about their desire to push seniors toward euthanasia as a cost savings option. In fact, the Democrats already have in the legislation a provisionrequiring senior citizens to receive instructions every five years on dying with dignity.

It's always great to hear liberals speak when they think no one is listening.

Rep. Paul Tonko is a freshman Democrat from Albany, NY. He's a typical non-descript eastern machine politician whose a robot for Obama and Pelosi and doesn't have too many original thoughts. Earlier this week one of his top aides was flying to Washington from the district. She was accompanied by what appeared to be a special interest Washington DC lobbyist, who probably came to Albany to attend some type of big money golf, gambling, and cigars fundraiser for Tonko.

Anyway, unbeknownst to them, a hero of the conservative movement sat quietly behind them. It was impossible to avoid listening to their boisterous conversation, and Tonko's aide didn't disappoint.

Naturally, most of the banter dealt with the health care bill, and here are a few of the gems:

The two were talking about whether Tonko would even be given time to read the bill. She told the lobbyist, "well he pays me to read it for him".

"[The] costliest part [of the Obama healthcare bill] will be the physician's rate cut," she said. Lots of political capital is going to be spent to get that through.

And, for the crowning glory, the aide feels that "probably the best part of the bill is the increase in Hospice care which will solve the prolonging of life issue." {well, at least that is one job Obama can save or create-ed.}

This seems to prove the argument that the Obama bureaucrats will eventually decide who lives and who dies.

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July 23, 2009

Just A Random Stock Market Thought

is it just me, or is the recent uptick in the Dow Jones a result of more and more of Obama's doucheterity going down in flames?

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July 17, 2009

The continuing crisis

We have to ram this socialist turd sandwich through Congress now because OMG THE SKY IS FALLING!!!1!eleven!1!!

“If we don’t get health care done now, then no one’s health insurance is going to be secure. You’re going to continue to see premiums going up at astronomical rates, out of pocket costs going up at astronomical rates, and people who lose their jobs. . . finding themselves in a situation where they cannot get health care.”

 

“That is not a future I accept for the United States of America,” Obama said.

That's funny, Barack, I'm sure a lot of us were thinking the same thing about the future of our country, but for some very different reasons.

Update: I should also note that those statements were preceded by The Big Lie:

“I've said that health insurance reform cannot add to our deficit over the next decade, and I mean it,” Obama said. “Let me repeat: Health insurance reform cannot add to our deficit over the next decade and I mean it.”

Yeah,because it's not like the deficit goes skyrocketing every time you open your fucking piehole or anything.

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No Excuses! No Excuses!

Um, WTF? Obama has to work two weeks on a speech about race relations? That's longer than it took to pass the stimulus recovery what the hell are they calling it now? bill. You'd think this might be something he could actually speak on extemporaneously.

Rousing up his audience, Obama offered his most direct speech on race since winning the White House, a mix of personal reflection and policy promotion. He worked on it for about two weeks and revised it until shortly before he spoke, his aides said, underscoring the importance of his message and his audience.

"No one has written your destiny for you," he said to "all the other Barack Obamas out there" who could one day grow up to be president. "Your destiny is in your hands, and don't you forget that. That's what we have to teach all of our children! No excuses! No excuses! If someone as unqualified as I am can make it to the White House, each and every one of you can be president too!"
I might have made that last part up.

Either Obama doesn't recognize that he was put in office largely because of the color of his skin and not despite it, or he really thinks he's qualified and doing a good job of leading the country. Obama's ultimately doing more damage to race relations and the potential for a future minority president than I think he realizes - what message is sent if the first black president turns the nation into a welfare nanny state? And WTF is wrong with the Democratic party that they couldn't find a stronger, more experienced, more competent minority candidate to run for office? Since they're the party of the minorities, shouldn't they have been able to pick the cream of the crop to run?

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July 14, 2009

What The Fucking Fuckety Fuck Is This Fucking Thing?

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July 08, 2009

Barack Obama: Polished Diplomat

Nice to see he cares about the feelings of the Russians, who tend to get a bit itchy when discussing their history.

Referring to the long history of Russia-U.S. trade stretching back more than two centuries, Obama told an audience of business people in Moscow:

“Along the way, you gave us a pretty good deal on Alaska. Thank you.”

Just waiting for Tina Fey and SNL to have a good time with this one.

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July 07, 2009

I'll trade you an ABM system for a non-nuclear Iran

This is how international negotiations are done under the Hope and Change administration. Sorry about that, Poland and Europe.

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Barack Obama: The Smartest Man On The Face Of The Planet

How smart is he?

So smart, he knows more about the Russian Power Structure than the Russians do.

Putin surrendered the presidency to protege Dmitry Medvedev last May to take the lesser post of prime minister, but most political analysts say Putin remains Russia's ultimate decision maker.

The dual leadership has left foreign leaders to walk a difficult diplomatic tightrope. In line with protocol Obama met Medvedev ahead of talks with the lower ranking Putin.

At a news conference Obama gave a carefully worded reply about the effectiveness of the leadership tandem when a U.S. journalist bluntly asked "who is really in charge here in Russia?"

But minutes later, speaking about Medvedev's objections to a controversial missile defense system planned for central Europe, Obama slipped:

"I suspect when I speak to President..eh.. Prime Minister Putin tomorrow, he will say the same thing."

Once again, I am reminded of the "If a Republican President had said this..." line.

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July 02, 2009

But I Thought Obama Loved Dictators For Life

 Look at what is going on in the land of "Yellow Cake".

The White House says it’s worried about Niger President Mamadou Tandja’s decision to dissolve his nation’s top court in an apparent effort to extend power.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement Wednesday that the United States is concerned about Tandja’s attempt to hold onto his office despite term limits. Gibbs says the actions undermine the African nation’s progress toward good governance.

"Good governance"? Yeah, good luck with that, pal, especially coming from a product of the ACORN/Chicago School of politics.

Anyway, I bet this Niger guy must not have paid enough in campaign contributions to Obama, so he has to go. I mean, two dictators (Iran and Honduras) were good enough for Obama to defend, so what did this guy do that was so wrong?

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