…we wouldn’t be in this mess. C’mon, you know it’s true.
In California people double the value of their car every time they fill the tank!
Energy Secretary Cho said it was desirable for U.S. fuel prices to rise to European levels. Finally, an Obama administration success!
Meanwhile we sit on oil reserves equal to all the known reserves in the Middle East. Unemployment soars, and we won’t drill oil, build pipelines, and jump start the economy by reducing our dependence on expensive imported oil.
I keep hearing Obama talk about raising taxes on the middle class. Hell, the price of gas has almost doubled on his watch. And that has a disproportionate impact on the poor and working class.
The country is in the very best of hands.
This documentary is worthy of your consideration on whether the president has earned our trust.
So, a friend of mine at the Department of Defense shared an excerpt from Congressional testimony regarding pending cuts to the Defense budget and it’s impact on the civilian workforce. Clearly, the country’s in the best of hands…
That’s comedy gold I tell you. Better than any skit I’ve seen on Saturday Night Live lately…
Lord knows, we need it.
In other unrelated news I observed a young man on the subway yesterday wearing a T-shirt celebrating his uniqueness. Or, as stated on his shirt, his “indivisualism”. I can see that.
Got this bit of wisdom via email today:
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang
a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under
the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the
banana.As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold
After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result … all the
Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs.To his
shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another
attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new
one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes
part in the punishment…… with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the
Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the
fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he
Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not
permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are
participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining
monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one
of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana. Why, you ask?
Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!
This, my friends, is how Congress operates…and this is why, from time to
time, ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.
I’ve mostly been confining my political rants to Facebook, but a recent issue had a (slight) Korean angle, so I’m going to run with it here at LTG.
It starts with the Washington Post running an
The other night at darts, a friend’s Korean wife who is just about as apolitical as you can be, expressed outrage that anyone could be held accountable for adolescent behavior occurring half a century in the past. Her husband, who doesn’t like to talk politics but leans well to the left, was equally nonplussed, saying “That is just wrong. If people are going to be judged based on how they acted in high school, no one will be qualified to be president.”
Of course, their anger at this smear job is understandable. They have the good fortune to be living in Korea where they are not subjected to “news” stories that read like press releases from the Democratic National Committee on a daily basis. Otherwise they might not have been so surprised at just how low the Fourth Estate has fallen. The press cannot fulfill its historical watchdog role when it is in the tank for the party in power. Jennifer Rubin, the token conservative blogger at the Post, has a nice column up showing just how one sided “reporting” has become.
What always gets to me though is the blatant hypocrisy. It was just days ago that presidential adviser David Axlerod was making the rounds saying how outrageous it was for Obama to be criticized for eating dog. After all, Axlerod reminded us, he was just a child.
But it is worse than that really. See, it turns out that Obama has some bullying in his past to account for as well. In his so called autobiography Dreams of my Father, Obama recounts how he shoved a girl because he was being teased by his classmates that he was her boyfriend. Hey, I’m all in favor of what happens on the playground, stays on the playground. But it’s got to cut both ways. That’s just basic fairness.
Anyway, the latest attempt to demonize Romney was not particularly well received. Even the
Anyway, I think bullying is bad and wrong and that it has been a part of the socialization of children since the beginning of time. So I’m not attempting to condone the behavior of either man when I say that of the two, Obama comes off worse in my view. It sounds like Romney was a smart ass instigator. Obama was pushed into his abusive behavior by peer pressure. To the extent it matters (and of course, it doesn’t), I know who I would rather see as the leader of the free world.
In the end the Post failed in its attempt to change focus from the abysmal Obama economy to Romney’s alleged bad character as a high school boy. You can’t really blame them for trying, because after four years of utter destruction, Obama has nothing else to run on.
UPDATE: A musical accompaniment.
So, I wrote my Congress-critter a nice letter indicating my opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently pending before the house. Today via email I got this response:
Now, he’s the guy who called Obama a liar during the State of the Union speech. And I can appreciate that he says what he thinks. Still, I think I deserve better than a somewhat ambiguous “BLANK”. Was he just trying to be polite?
Glenn Reynolds links to this NYTimes column regarding the slippery slope of the ever expanding definition of sexual harassment. Since no one has offered any substantive specifics on just what Cain did or didn’t do, and whether it crossed any legal or moral boundaries, it seems to me this situation is as likely to be political dirty tricks as it is inappropriate behavior.
Having recently retired after 34 years of federal government service, this post brought back memories. We had annual mandatory workshops on “sexual harassment” and “diversity” and sometimes the content was downright Orwellian. My favorite story was the time the diversity instructor told us solemnly that the paper easel he was using for his presentation should not be called a “flip” chart as that term would be considered offensive to people of Filipino origin. Instead, we should call it a “rip chart”. To our credit, several folks immediately burst out laughing. And then we started asking what we should do if called upon to “flip a coin”. Or if we could no longer “flip the bird” when cut off in traffic. In went on in that vein until the flustered diversity expert gave the class an unscheduled coffee break. I guess he was surprised we all flipped out on him by being so flip about such a serious matter.
Well, at least at Lake Carolina elementary. My daughter-in-law shared this gem brought home by her fourth grader:
“A Moo Way to Look at Isms”
Socialism: You have two cows. Give one cow to your neighbor.
Communism: You have two cows. Give both cows to the government, and they may give you some milk.
Fascism: You have two cows. You give all the milk to the government, and the government sells it.
Nazism: You have two cows. The government shoots you and takes both cows.
Anarchism: You have two cows. Keep both cows, shoot the government agent and steal another cow.
Capitalism: You have two cows. Sell one cow and buy a bull.
In 2008 Barack Obama helped elect 255 Democrats to the House.
In 2012 Barack Obama helped elect 240 Republicans to the House.
Glad to see he’s finally getting something right!
Hat Tip: Don Surber
Well, it was certainly heartening to see so many
My favorite amongst these recently unemployed individuals is NC Representative Bob Etheridge. You remember him, don’t you?
Anytime an arrogant ignorant asshole like this is removed from a position of power and authority it’s a good thing. What makes this particular case all the sweeter is that it represents a big victory for new media over the corrupt gatekeepers of the liberal press.
Oh yeah, the best is yet to come. The jig is up folks. There is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
The president had this to say to Hispanic voters:
House Republican Leader John Boehner responded:
Hell, I don’t know who’s right. Let’s let the
Click the link above for his classic response.
I’ll just say that it is pretty damn scary when common sense values like these are called “extreme”.
Not sure which myth they will attempt to debunk–that stimulus created jobs, that Obamacare saves money, or that the President is even remotely competent. Oh wait, those myths have already been debunked!
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Kevin: I am proud of the