I’ve listed previously why I love Dick Cheney. I love him even more after today. When the Fearful Leader of the Free World was so intimidated by Dick Cheney’s scheduled speech at the AEI, he grabbed his teleprompter and headed for a camera, it was more glaring proof the U.S. voted in a juvenile to do a man’s job.
Posted by ginnypub on May 21, 2009
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Posted by ginnypub on May 21, 2009
I received this email from a Texas cousin. Wonder if any of these images will pass through Barry Soetoro’s mind when he sits down for chat with the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran?
DID THE HOLOCAUST HAPPEN?
Of course it did. And it’s happening now in places like Zimbabwe , Sudan , North Korea , and terrorists in Pakistan want it to happen here in the USA .
Never forget what one madman can do when given absolute power….
It ‘s a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the track of history some b*stard will get up and say that this never happened’
These photos were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.
Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor.
‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing’
This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offended’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the
six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
I don’t think the world has forgotten. It just stopped caring. I wonder if it ever cared? Maybe it is like more recent history. Some folks don’t think 9/11/01 was such a big deal.
Posted by ginnypub on May 20, 2009
National Security? When it comes to Barry Soetoro’s birth certificate, college transcripts and medical records, this administration has called up the two-headed dogs from the gates of hell to protect them. Too bad the records in the National Archives aren’t as important.
May 19, 6:44 PM (ET) By LARRY MARGASAK
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures, congressional officials said Tuesday.
The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of the matter, according to Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and senior committee Republican Darrell Issa of California.
Issa called for the Archives acting director, Adrienne Thomas, to appear before a committee panel Thursday to “explain how such an outrageous breach of security happened.”
“This egregious breach raises significant questions regarding the effectiveness of the security protocols that are in place at the National Archives and Records Administration,” he said.
Egregious? pffftt…Yeah, Sandy Berger is still reeling from the firm slap on his dainty little wrist after he was caught stuffing papers from the Archives in his drawers.
Posted by ginnypub on May 19, 2009
Pres. Soetoro explains to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu why EVERYONE loves him:
Bibi has his doubts:
Bibi tells Hillary about it:
Posted by ginnypub on May 18, 2009
If you catch a disgusting deviant raping your infant, toddler or child, newly-passed H.R. 1913 prevents you from forcibly removing, yelling at or calling that individual a name that is not politically correct. You will be arrested and charged under the ‘Hate Crimes Act’ which prohibits free speech and replaces the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America with “progressive” thought police.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa feels (like anyone with even a modicum of functioning brain cells) that this legislation gives a pass to pedophiles, which is a nice word for those who torture, rape, destroy the internal organs and inflict a lifetime of psychological torment on infants, toddlers and children.
Of course, the “Progressive” Majority in the House doesn’t see it that way. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-FL, a former Carter-appointed U.S. District Judge who was impeached and removed from office by the U.S. Senate sees it this way: This bill addresses our resolve to end violence based on prejudice and to guarantee that all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or all of these ‘Philias’ and fetishes and ‘isms’ that were put forward need not live in fear because of who they are. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this rule.
Posted by ginnypub on May 17, 2009
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is coming to Amerika today. He’ll be meeting with U.S. President Barry Soetoro. According to “diplomatic officials”, they are hoping to establish “trust and confidence in one another”. (That is a very difficult line to type when you’re holding your side to keep it from splitting and tears are streaming down your face).
I can see the meeting now:
BiBi: Ahmadenijad denies the Holocaust and wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
Barry, reading from TOTUS: I have heard that. Let me assure you and the so-called nation of Israel that I plan to have a meaningful conversation with Pres. Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
BiBi: Hamas is lobbing bombs into Israel and blowing themselves up on school buses and in stores and restaurants.
Barry, reading from TOTUS: I have heard that. Let me assure you and the so-called nation of Israel that I plan to have a meaningful conversation with Khaled Meshal, leader of the Hamas Freedom Fighters about allowing all you Jews to live in the Islamic Republic of Palestine. I call it the Two State Solution.
BiBi: .Embecile נכונים. הוא מהווה Sarkozy and Merkel
Posted by ginnypub on May 2, 2009
Do you know who Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman are? If you Google their names, chances are the first few pages will be blogs and “news” media posts from every fringe left Jew-hating organization known to man. (Since Al Gore sits on the board of Google, conservative researchers are used to schlogging through left wing propaganda when they Google anything. But that’s a story for another day…).
Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman set a precedent in the annals of the Justice System. They were the first private citizens prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act for mishandling classified information obtained through conversation. Their case could have made much of national-security journalism and foreign policy lobbying a federal crime.
In August 2005, the U.S. Dept. of Justice handed down a 5-count indictment against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman.
Yesterday, justice was served in this case when the USDOJ filed a motion to dismiss the charges. On Monday, Steve Rosen is submitting a transcript for a book to be published covering his almost-five-year ordeal. I plan to order an advanced copy.
In the meantime, I’ll continue my daily reading of Obama Mideast Monitor where Steve and others educate the American people by “outing” every anti-American, Jew-hating, Communist-loving, Fringe Left appointee and wannabe appointee by U.S. President Barry Soetoro.
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Posted by ginnypub on May 2, 2009
Dr. Jack Wheeler sat down with a French Military Intelligence Officer in Paris. They talked about U.S. President, Barry Soetoro.
“My agency considers him a joke,” he confides. “Every day there is some fresh lunacy that we cannot believe. Mr. Bush would often make us angry. But at this man we just laugh.”
“In truth, it also makes us sad,” he continued. “French resentment towards America is strong, so being able to laugh at your country feels good. But it is such a sad and strange thing to see America – America The Great! – do something so crazy as to elect this ridiculous man.”
“There are many people in America who think he isn’t a legitimate president as he wasn’t born in the US and isn’t a natural citizen. What do you think?” I asked.
He shrugged. “I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had reason to make an inquiry.”
“There are a lot of people convinced he is a traitor who hates America and is actively determined to destroy it. Any opinion on that?”
He didn’t shrug at this. After a long slow sip of wine, he mused, “I would not go that far. Many of his actions, however, are very puzzling because they are so counter-productive regarding America’s best interests. There seems to be a consistent pattern in that direction.”
“What does Sarkozy think of him?”
“Nothing but contempt.”
After a pause he asked, “And Langley?”
“Well, if you thought the war they waged against Bush was intense, it was nothing compared to how they’re going to screw Obama. He has tried to gut them with the ‘torture memo’ release and slashing their budgets. The morale is depressed, sullen, and enraged. You know what a left-wing outfit Langley is. They thought he was their boy and they feel betrayed. All kinds of damaging stuff on him will be appearing via their media friends.”
He nodded. “And in Tel Aviv City?”
He was referring to the huge underground city complex of Langley’s underneath the US Embassy in the Israeli capital. “That’s an interesting question. You know how vast and deep the relationship is there. Langley is making every effort to overcome the total and massive distrust their Israeli colleagues have for Obama, whom they know is selling them down the Jordan River. So far though this effort is in words. The Israelis are waiting to see what Langley does.”
He said nothing. I smiled. “You guys wouldn’t be Langley’s cutout for thwarting BO regarding Israel, would you? I’d never suspect that…”
He continued to say nothing, gave me only a slight smile in return, and poured me another glass of wine. “The Bordeaux is good, yes?” I nodded.
“You know, the French media worships this man the same as yours in the US. All of this ‘100 days’ talk, it is impossibly stupid. Most anyone in the French elite, the business leaders, Sarko’s people, they all know this. They all think this is some crazy joke of the Americans. But it is a very, very dangerous joke. For 100 days your president has been a laughingstock among the tout le monde No one may be laughing 100 days or 10 months from now.”
He leaned forward. “The world can go – how do you say – sideways with this man very quickly. No one he has working for him knows what they are doing – possibly excepting Mrs. Clinton – and he certainly does not. All of us in our little community are worried – us, our friends in Berlin, London, Tel Aviv, and Langley too as you say. It is not like the barbarians at the gates. It is everythere are no gates. The Somalis, Chavez, Iran, Putin, Beijing, the ‘Norks” as you call them, the list is long and it is growing. We are not sure what to do.”
It took me a moment to respond. “The best thing that has happened now is Obama making Langley his enemy. They will be cooperating with you more, be more a part of your worried community. Working together, you can undermine his efforts more effectively, block and maybe even repair the damage.”
It was my turn to lean forward. “Then again, all together you could be more pro-active. The man is a mystery. Nobody can make public his actual birth certificate, or even the particular hospital he was born in, or his college grades, or how he got into Harvard, or how he made editor of the Harvard Law Review and never wrote a single article for it. It goes on and on. He really is a Zero. I think all of you guys should find all of this out and make it known.”
I added, “The quicker the better, before the laughing stops and the real dangers begin.”
“What is that phrase you use?” he asked. “Something to consider?”
I laughed. “Yes, there is much to consider – and much that you can do. I mean, really, if the Soviet Union could be dismantled, so can this presidency.”
It was a beautiful April afternoon in Paris. He walked me back to my hotel. It could be that the times we live in may get even more interesting.
h/t: Atlas Shrugs
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Posted by ginnypub on May 1, 2009
Who “outed” 2 covert CIA operatives to the All Barry Channel?
Wait, that’s not the scandal. The scandal is these guys earned A THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY! (Gross underpayment, if you ask me.) AND they were INEXPERIENCED! (Except for the U.S. military program to train pilots how to survive behind enemy lines and resist brutal tactics- but who cares?) AND they are responsible for the WATERBOARDING PROGRAM and EVERYONE knows WATERBOARDING IS TORTURE and the U.S. should NEVER TORTURE mass serial killers for information! (Waterboarding is way too tame, for my taste.) AND (by far the WORST scandal) REFUSED to break the terms of their respective CIA contracts and reveal to ABC classified information! (My God, could it be any worse?!)
I say, call Patrick Fitzgerald immediately. These 2 patriot warriors need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of whatever the living, breathing U.S. Constitution can be amended to call for! Good Lord, what will Cuba and Venezuela think about all this? We have to think about our reputation in parts of the world where it truly matters!
Next, Special Investigator Fitzgerald should completely overlook the individual responsible for the “outing”, go straight to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and indict Karl Ro…I mean, someone, anyone in the White House. And make sure it’s a Jew. Any Jew’ll do.
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Posted by ginnypub on May 1, 2009
Too bad Judge Andrew Napolitano doesn’t pass Barry Soetoro’s litmus test for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee- the Constitution of the United States of America “is not a static but rather a living document.”
Courtesy of my second favorite Ron Paul-iac, Cato (the first being my brother, Jack):
Posted by ginnypub on May 1, 2009
Today’s commentary comes from Comrade Joe:
Why I’m A Liberal:
I’m a Liberal because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
I’m a Liberal because I love the fact I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my horse.
I’m a Liberal because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.
I’m a Liberal because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
I’m a Liberal because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
I’m a Liberal because when we pull out of Iraq I trust the bad guys will stop what they’re doing because they now think we’re good people.
I’m a Liberal because I believe people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday, CAN tell us the polar ice caps will melt away in 10 years if I don’t start driving a Prius.
I’m a Liberal because I believe business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as THEY see fit.
I’m a Liberal because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who could NEVER get their agendas past the voters.
I’m a Liberal because my head is so firmly planted up my own butt, it’s unlikely I’ll ever have another point of view.
Posted by ginnypub on April 28, 2009
A comment to one of my recent posts about the popularity of Barry Soetoro reminded me of another “emperor” in history. As a matter of fact, the origin of the term “first 100 days” used by the media and pundits to grade a president’s first days in office came from that other emperor.
1815…a distant land. The people are fed up with their ruler. He has become very unpopular. Then, out of nowhere, appeared a new hope; a change, if you will. He was very popular. Like the Pied Piper of German folklore who charmed the rats into following him, this newcomer amassed a legion of supporters in a relatively short period of time. He came to believe in his own grandiosity. He became a megalomaniacal narcissist, believing that his “popularity” would conquer enemies and dissenters, alike.
But alas, this conquering hero was, in the end, conquered himself; not by great armies, but by his own egocentrism and naiveté. You see, he was too busy bathing in lavish praise and drinking in his “popularity” to notice that his followers were choosing a new path and his dissenters were growing expeditiously.
This imperialist lived out the remainder of his life in exile. He had become very unpopular.
Even though one of the emperors was a Little Big Man
And the other one is a Big Little Man
Deep inside, they’re both the same.
Posted by ginnypub on April 22, 2009
When Barry Soetoro released classified CIA interrogation documents for the world to see what a rotten country the USA is and to give aid and comfort to Islamic serial mass murderers, a veteran CIA officer told David Ignatius that it “hit the agency like a car bomb in the driveway.”
Agency officers are “slow rolling”-what agency officers sometimes do on politically sensitive assignments. They go through the motions; they pass cables back and forth; they take other jobs out of the danger zone; they cover their backsides.
Now, field officers are more careful. They want guidance from headquarters. They need legal advice. In the case of an al-Qaeda suspect seized in Iraq several weeks ago, the CIA didn’t even try to interrogate him. The agency handed him over to the U.S. military.
I’m sure it was a shock to Barry Soetoro that Americans viewed this treasonous act as, well, treason.
I’m also sure it was annoying for Barry Soetoro to have to pack up his trusty sidekick and travel to Langley for a lame appeasement speech to the CIA when he has so many more important things to do; universal healthcare rationing, tonguing foreign murderous dictators, unilateral disarmament, slashing the Defense budget, nationalizing private businesses, overturning the Second Amendment, taxing children and their into the Poor House and redistributing payroll earnings. (Besides, it’s not like he published their names and photos, for Pete’s sake.)
But, give a speech, he did. He said everything his teleprompter told him to say and someone hit the old laugh track from “I Love Lucy” reruns at just the appropriate moments of wittiness.
And later that night, in the family quarters of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Barry Soetoro slept like a baby. In caves and villages and in U.S. cities and towns, Islamic serial mass murderers slept like babies. And in countries far away, in caves and lean-tos; in U.S. cities, towns and suburbs, CIA officers were awake and watchful and guarding their families, our families and the family sound asleep at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted by ginnypub on April 21, 2009
Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is interviewed on Larry King.
KING: Another — in that same report was this line here, on the threat of extremism at home. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has taken offense with that language. He says, well, wait a minute, are you singling people out just for their political views? Because we are having a conversation that is based on this gift of free speech. So if I’m an anarchist, if I oppose abortion — there are many things that I could believe or anyone out there could believe that you would find horrible. I’m allowed to think it, I’m allowed to say it, as long as I do anything wrong…
KING: Who are these groups? Do you have active investigations of anti-immigration groups or anti-abortion groups, you believe that they are preparing to conduct terrorist attacks?
NAPOLITANO: Well, without going into ongoing work, let’s just point out to history. And we’ll take the abortion, for example. Of course, people have different points of view about abortion. The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody’s constitutionally protected rights. On the other hand, at the very edge of the debate, at the very edge are the extremist groups that have committed violent crimes. They’ve committed bombings and the like.
And that is where you cross from constitutionally protected free speech, freedom of assembly, all the rights we cherish, into homeland security and law enforcement. When is that right not being exercised, it’s being abused…
KING: The administration has said it would like to move ahead on comprehensive immigration reform. That it would include some legal status for the millions who are in the United States illegally.
We went down to your state recently to explore this issue. And a man you’re very familiar with, the Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio, we asked him, because of all the controversy about him rounding up illegal immigrants and some people aren’t illegal immigrants, we asked him if he had a message for you and for the president of the United States.
And this is what he said.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO, MARICOPA COUNTRY, ARIZONA: I want the president, I want the politicians to say, we are going to enforce all of the illegal immigration laws and if you come into this country illegally, you’re going to be prosecuted and put in jail.
Let them say that. I’m waiting for them to say that.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KING: A lot of Democrats in Congress want to you investigate him. They think he is over the line. He says he is just enforcing the law and the problem is the federal government.
NAPOLITANO: Well, you know, Sheriff Joe, he is being very political in that statement, because he knows that there aren’t enough law enforcement officers, courtrooms or jail cells in the world to do what he is saying.
What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.
And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.
NOTE TO JANET NAPOLITANO:
The Constitution of the United States of America is NOT a group of “suggestions” lumped together into a document.
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Posted by ginnypub on April 18, 2009
I’m sure everyone’s seen CNN’s Susan Roesgen having a little hissy fit at the Chicago Tea Party.
The crowd turned on her when she was rude and condescending to an attendee. “I think you get the general tenor of this,” she said. “It’s anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.”
Of course, if the Chicago Tea Party attendees had been dressed in pink costumes, burning the American flag and hadn’t bathed in God knows when, Mz. Roesgen would have knocked them down en masse and licked their faces like a new puppy tasting its mother’s milk for the first time.
In the (snark, snark) Too-Good-Not-To-Be-True Category, it seems that Mz. Roesgen applied for employment TWICE in 2005 at the “right wing conservative network Fox”.
Posted by ginnypub on April 17, 2009
At last something for the bottom feeders of society-those that leach off tax payers and charitable good will-who never learned how to string a grammatically correct sentence together-who think using the word ‘fuck’ as a noun, adjective and verb is socially acceptable in polite society-that never take the time to get much of an education because they’re too busy breeding:
Here’s hoping the Soetoro Universal Health Care Rationing covers the cost!
Posted by ginnypub on April 4, 2009
I guess it all depends on what the meaning of “is”, is.
As President Barack Obama works to sell the American people on a sweeping agenda of domestic spending and policy changes, he’s relying on three men who have gone through neither Senate confirmation nor cable news spin cycles.
Data from pollsters Joel Benenson and Paul Harstad has become increasingly important to shaping the White House’s message as the crucial battle over the president’s budget intensifies.
Elements of Obama’s approach bear the hallmarks of message testing, like the introduction of the words “recovery” and “reinvestment” to rebrand the “stimulus” package, and aides said the polling has focused almost entirely on selling policy, not on measuring the president’s personal appeal.
A source familiar with the data said a central insight of more recent polling had been that Americans see no distinction between the budget and the popular spending measures that preceded it, and that the key to selling the budget has been to portray it as part of the “recovery” measures.
Uh oh! It looks like Americans are understanding the “distinction” between “I$” and “is“.
Presidential Approval Index +3
Strongly Approve 35%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
Total Approve 56%
Total Disapprove 44%
Presidential Approval Index +28
Strongly Approve 44%
Strongly Disapprove 16%
Total Approve 65%
Total Disapprove 30%
I wonder if the president’s European Bash America Tour is a contributing factor?
Posted by ginnypub on April 4, 2009
For 8 years, if Pres. Bush sneezed there was a chorus of, “What kind of message are we sending to the world?” “This administration has damaged the image of the U.S. around the world!”
Candidate for president Barry Soetoro promised to “reboot America’s image” among the world’s Muslims and that one of his top priorities would be to work to repair America’s reputation worldwide. In that vain, he granted his first interviewas leader of the free world to al-Arabiya where he apologized profusely for the U.S. being responsible for Islamic serial mass murderers incinerating a few thousand Infidels on U.S. soil.
After the U.S. elected its first black president, the first black U.S. Attorney General and former Fannie Mae lobbyist, Eric Holder, said publicly, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we — I believe continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards.”
Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva heard you Mr. Holder. Speaking in Brasília at a joint press conference with Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, Mr Lula da Silva told reporters: “This crisis was caused by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing.” This, of course, was music to Race Separatist in Chief, Barry Obama, who couldn’t wait to drool all over him. During a lunch at the Group of 20 summit in London, Obama shook hands with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and said: “This is my man, right here. I love this guy.” I can hardly wait for Barry’s next book.
Then, there’s our neighbor to the south, Mexico, where a bloody drug war is happening and spilling across the border into the U.S., which wouldn’t have started in the first place if the drug lords didn’t receive 90% of their firearms from the U.S. It isn’t relevant that this figure is a bold-faced LIE made up of whole cloth from the Soetoro administration. What is relevant is that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is merely a “suggestion” and should be overturned.
The icing on the cake is probably yet to come, but Barry’s speech to a group of students from France and Germany comes close. “In America, there is a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. “Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”
So what is the message Pres. Barry Soetoro is sending to the world?
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS A LOUSY COUNTRY, FULL OF LOUSY PEOPLE.
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Posted by ginnypub on April 2, 2009
From On High had an excellent take on this story-kind of a Clintonesque what “is” is.
WASHINGTON (AP) – One of President Barack Obama’s campaign pledges on taxes went up in puffs of smoke Wednesday.
The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama’s promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000.
“I can make a firm pledge,” he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
He repeatedly vowed “you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.”
Now in office, Obama, who stopped smoking but has admitted he slips now and then, signed a law raising the tobacco tax nearly 62 cents on a pack of cigarettes, to $1.01. Other tobacco products saw similarly steep increases.
The extra money will be used to finance a major expansion of health insurance for children.
His detailed campaign plan stated that his proposed improvement in health insurance and health technology “is more than covered” by raising taxes on the wealthy alone. It was not based on raising the tobacco tax.
Not one dime more than this:
Another source of revenue comes from auctioning rights to carbon emissions, raising $646 billion over 10 years. This is a regressive tax, meaning that it falls hardest on those at the lower end of the income scale. Despite Obama’s promise that those earning under $250,000 won’t pay another dime in taxes, carbon-intensive companies are going to pass along the extra tax to consumers.
If Barry and the rest of the stagflation supporters want to tax something to raise cash for children’s health care, how about a big, fat increase on PORN and LABOR INDUCED PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION?!
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Posted by ginnypub on March 25, 2009
Free to good home. Excellent guard dog.
Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more drug dealers, thieves, murderers, or child molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat.
He’s known as ‘Holy Shit.’
H/T: Cousin DoHickey in Texas
Posted by ginnypub on March 24, 2009
I never could understand how feeling paranoid and hungry felt “good”. Those are some of the main reasons I wasn’t a pot (whoops, sorry, Jenny, “Mom, it’s called weed now”) smoker.
Another reason was the inability to control hysterical laughter at inappropriate times. An orphanage just burned to the ground and 150 children were burned alive. Whaaat? Whoo ha ha ha, snort, hee hee ha ha. That’s terribl…whahahahaha.
Finally, I’ve always thought that a big, stupid, uncontrollable Mr. Ed-sized smile makes one look like a blithering idiot.
Posted by ginnypub on March 24, 2009
On November 20, 2008, 52.9% of the American electorate voted like it was September 10, 2001.
Here’s a reminder of why that was a mistake.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 23, 2009
Posted by ginnypub on March 23, 2009
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Posted by ginnypub on March 23, 2009
Once upon a time there was a child who grew up in a loving family, but felt that he, somehow, didn’t fit in.
When he had grown up, he moved to the Big City. There he met a man who made him rich and famous.
He bought some Greek columns with some of his riches.
Along the way, he took up with some shady characters
And found his “Special Purpose”
But he soon found out that he was in over his head and lost all his riches
Because he wasn’t smart enough to learn this:
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Posted by ginnypub on March 20, 2009
Fox Business and Fox News are reporting that they have obtained 5 emails through the FOIA between the Bush Administration and AIG concerning executive bonuses.
In a Nov. 5 e-mail to a Treasury and Federal Reserve officials, an outside attorney working on the transaction wrote, “We indicated that UST (United States Treasury) … wants to put in place a limitation on annual bonuses that assure that (AIG: 1.2104, -0.3796, -23.87%) executives/employees will not be enriched out of TARP funds.”
But the e-mail indicates AIG officials pushed back on the proposal. In a section of the e-mail discussing proposed limits on severance packages for AIG employees, the attorney wrote, “They were slack jawed at the idea of imposing the restriction throughout the entire population, especially worldwide.” AIG proposed that Treasury apply such limits “to a class of partners and senior partners (700).”
At another spot in the e-mail, the attorney said about AIG executives, “They will think about ways to deal with the ‘no enrichment’ point. In this connection they again raised the size of the applicable group and kept coming back to ‘700’ as a meaningful, and possibly workable, group for limitations.”
The e-mail also indicates that in their deliberations, government officials were concerned about the effect of compensation on recruiting and retaining AIG employees.
“We also indicated that all parties understand that the restrictions must be designed so that the business can be operated in a reasonable way, including in terms of recruitment and retention of employees,” the attorney wrote in the e-mail.
A key argument in AIG’s defense of its bonus practices has been that bonuses are needed to recruit and retain key employees.
A Treasury official in the department’s general counsel office, Stephen Albrecht, wrote in response to the attorney’s e-mail, “See below. Looks like AIG has some creative thinking to do, but we’ll need to decide to what extent we’re willing to bend.”
Government officials eventually decided to restrict compensation at AIG to just the top 75 company executives. The Treasury agreed to invest $40 billion into AIG.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 20, 2009
It’s that time of year again!
The U.S. Congress is considering a first-of-its kind resolution that congratulates Iranians and Iranian-Americans on the Norouz holiday.
Representative Mike Honda (Democrat-California), who represents voters in a northern California district, authored the resolution, which reads: “[To recognize] the cultural and historical significance of Norouz, expressing appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, and wishing Iranian Americans and the people of Iran a prosperous new year.”
Good News Here from the National Iranian American Council (An Iranian American Voice in Washington, D.C.)!
Washington DC – Transcripts of National Iranian American Council and the New America Foundation’s conference on US-Iran relations on February 14, 2007 on Capitol Hill are now available online. The conference, titled “US-Iran relations: collision, stand-off, or convergence?” featured numerous high-power speakers, including Professor Francis Fukuyama, Congresswoman Jane Harman, Colonel Larry Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation, Bruno Pellaud, former deputy chief of safe guards at the IAEA, Daniel Levy, former advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Trita Parsi, President of NIAC. The conference tackled several aspects of the ongoing US-Iran debate, including the imperative of reducing US-Iran tensions in order to aid Iran’s internal pro-democracy forces, the superiority of inspections versus suspension as a non-proliferation tool, and previously undisclosed details about the May 2003 Iranian negotiation offer to the US.
The conference, part of NIAC’s US-Iran Policy Program, was sponsored by the Colombe Foundation, Kenbe Foundation, Open Society Institute, Ploughshares Fund, and Pluralism Fund. Through the US-Iran Policy Program, NIAC will hold two such conferences on Capitol Hill per year, in addition to several Congressional Breakfasts and Staff briefings.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 19, 2009
I was cooking dinner today and suddenly this sound started outside. It was so loud, I could hear it through brick walls. “Oh, oh, ooh, oh God…”
I ran outside to see which neighbors were having sex on my lawn. No one.
Then I noticed it was multiple voices, growing louder, coming from the North, maybe up I95.
Oh, oh, ooh, ooh, oh God! Oh, ooh, right there! Oooh, oooh, Oh God! YES! YES! YES!
Stumped, I went back inside and flipped on Fox News.
NOW, I understand…
“Lawmakers impose a 90 percent tax on executive bonuses”
Posted by ginnypub on March 19, 2009
Those of us who have followed the blogs from Iraq written by Iraqis and members of the U.S. Armed Forces were not surprised by Charlie Gibson’s recent report on Iraq.
What was STUNNING, however, was to see it reported from one of the alphabet networks. The evening news anchors have been a self-appointed panel of judges and assassins of Pres. George W. Bush’s character, judgement and competence for the past 7 years.
“Is this a war about oil?” “Where is U.N. approval?” “Is Iraq a quagmire?” “Does Pres. Bush get it?” “Is the surge a failure?” “Is hope for democracy dead in Iraq?”
Night after night, they beat the man down until his popularity hit rock bottom and truth was lost in a Hegelian blur.
The majority of Iraqis did not share the sentiments of the alphabet anchors.
Any hint of journalistic integrity evaporated when the alphabet anchors became the self-appointed press corps for presidential candidate Sen. Barry Soetoro (D-IL). He had won his first election in Chicago by having his opponets removed from the ballot on a “technicality”. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his character, they never even questioned it. He has a long-standing personal relationship with domestic terrorists. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his judgement, they never even questioned it. He condemned the Bush/Petraeus “surge” strategy in Iraq as a “complete failure” and called for surrender and defeat. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his competence, they never even questioned it.
While Iraqis celebrated their new freedom born out of the democracy fertilized with the blood of Americans, Iraqis and their allies, the alphabet anchors celebrated a new “visionary”. “Intelligent”, “Curious”, “Honest”-they proclaimed of this community organizer from Chicago; this mystery man with no medical records, no academic records and no birth records; this man calling himself Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.; this man who was known as Barry Soetoro on a school report card.
Barry Soetoro was sworn in 44th President of the United States of America on 20Jan09. He selected George Mitchell as Envoy to the Middle East.
But turning to Iraq, Mitchell first suggested that W’s decision on troop levels in Iraq will be driven not by the national security interests of the United States but by pure politics, stating: “I don’t think they [the Bush administration] can go into the next general election in the United States in November of 2006 with the status quo so I think you’re going to see significant troop withdrawals.” George Mitchell, Today Show
Suppose Barry Soetoro had been in office as the 43rd president. How might conditions be different in the Middle East today? How much strength and power would al-Qaeda, Saddam Hussein and Usama bin Laden have over the region?
Let’s go back in time to another century, another decade, when the same players and the same policies were in control. It really wasn’t that long ago.
In December 1992, U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced that the United States would provide the backbone of a multinational military force to secure supply lines and deliver food to the starving in Somalia. “America must act,” Bush said.
Pres. William Clinton was inaugurated on 20Jan93.
Pres. Clinton’s plan was for a “lasting solution” in Somalia. His administration would carry out this lasting solution by expanding the mandate of U.N. involvement. U.N. Resolution 814 was passed. With almost no planning, the U.N. Security Council broadened the peacekeepers’ mandate from securing relief operations to “the rehabilitation of the political institutions and economy of Somalia.” On 03Oct93, Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison decided that a good idea for a Special Ops mission would be to send a small force into a hornet’s nest of supporters of Warlord Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed’s Somali National Alliance in the Bakara Market area of Mogadishu in BROAD DAYLIGHT to capture guerilla loyalists of Aideed.
The Clinton administration strongly supported this more aggressive stance. Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the goal was “nothing less than the restoration of an entire country.” Most of the U.S. Military personnel were withdrawn.
On 03Oct93, members of the U.S. military faced forces linked to Usama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist organization for the first time. They were outnumbered 10 to 1.
The U.S. was defeated. America lost 19 warriors and 2 Blackhawks. Something equally as precious as those lives was lost on that day, too.
“Where was this false courage of yours when the explosion in Beirut took place in 1983? And where was this courage of yours when two explosions made you leave Aden in less than twenty-four hours! But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where – after vigorous propaganda about the power of the United States and its post-cold war leadership of the new world order – you moved tens of thousands of an international force, including 28,000 American soldiers, into Somalia. However, when tens of your soldiers were killed in minor battles and one American pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you…. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew. The extent of your impotence and weakness became very clear.” Usama bin Laden
What has become of Mogadishu, Somalia and its people?
Mogadishu has been wracked with internal unrest ever since. The city received renewed international attention when the Islamic Courts Union claimed control over the city, only to be pushed back by Ethiopian forces. Today, while nominally governed by the UN-sanctioned Transitional Federal Government and policed by forces from the African Union, Mogadshu remains the scene of running gun battles between rival militias and tribal factions, as well as Islamic insurgents seeking to eject AU forces. Over a million of the city’s residents have reportedly been displaced, with tens of thousands fleeing the “city of death” altogether.
Today, Mogadishu, Somalia is the most dangerous city in the world.
And every year since 1993, Somalis have celebrated “The Day of the Rangers” on October 3rd, the day America was defeated.
Posted by ginnypub on March 18, 2009
When I first read the Politico story referring to Barry Soetoro’s “Big Bang”, I automatically assumed it was a reference to what he is doing to people who work, people who pay taxes, people who pay their mortgages, people who serve in the military, people who contribute to charities and people who have seen their retirement depleted.
I was right:
At the White House Tuesday morning, Obama began the day with a sharp push-back against the idea that his uncommonly ambitious agenda on health care, energy and other initiatives is too much, too soon.
Not so fast there, Barry-
Barack Obama’s Big Bang Theory of Governance is starting to face its first big test among the new president’s fellow Democrats.
Another timing is everything moment:
March 18 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama may try to push through Congress a health-care overhaul, energy proposals and tax increases by using a partisan tactic that would thwart Republican efforts to block the measures.
The administration and congressional Democrats are debating whether to use a parliamentary procedure called reconciliation to advance some of the biggest items on the president’s agenda. The move would allow Democrats to approve plans to raise taxes by $1 trillion, create a cap-and-trade system to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions, and overhaul health care without a single Republican vote.
Maybe not. These measures enjoy bipartisan opposition.
Posted by ginnypub on March 18, 2009
I would like to invite all my fellow Conservatives in joining me to thank Pres. Barry Soetoro for doing more to bring the GOP together and get more voters on board in 2 months than anyone else in America.
From Rasmussen‘s Generic Congressional Poll:
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL COMMUNITY ORGANIZING!
Posted by ginnypub on March 18, 2009
From my special friend Ayn, who sends me a smile every morning in my email box and who brings a smile to everyone she meets.
There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
1. He called everyone brother
2. He liked Gospel
3. He didn’t get a fair trial
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
1. He went into His Father’s business
2. He lived at home until he was 33
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
1. He talked with His hands
2. He had wine with His meals
3. He used olive oil
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
1. He never cut His hair
2. He walked around barefoot all the time
3. He started a new religion
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:
1. He was at peace with nature
2. He ate a lot of fish
3. He talked about the Great Spirit
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
1. He never got married.
2. He was always telling stories.
3. He loved green pastures.
But the most compelling evidence of all – 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman:
1. He fed a crowd at a moment’s notice when there was virtually no food
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn’t get it
3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was still work to do
Posted by ginnypub on March 17, 2009
At last we have an actual homeland security policy in place. Janet Napolitano is President Soetoro’s new Homeland Security Secretary. Der Amerikanisch lesben announced it in an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel.
SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word “terrorism.” Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?
Napolitano: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.
SPIEGEL: When you were Arizona’s governor, illegal immigration was an important issue for you. Your comment on the idea of a border fence was, “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.” Europe hasn’t found an answer to illegal immigration. What can Americans and Europeans learn from each other?
Napolitano: That you have to be pragmatic. You have to avoid over-simplification from the far right and from the far left. Ultimately, you need to deal with the underlying immigration law and a reasonable immigration policy. At some point, when the time is appropriate, our president and congress will re-engage on the underlying immigration law. Right now, my task is to make smart enforcement decisions on the law that we have.
SPIEGEL: Europe has a problem with just such people, young Muslims who grew up in the West and are still susceptible to radical messages. The terrorists responsible for the July 2005 attacks in London are an example.
Napolitano: In some ways, the problem in Europe is greater than in the United States. But the questions are the same. How do you identify a youth who is susceptible to becoming radicalized? How do you work with that youth, his family and community to give them alternatives to radicalization?
SPIEGEL: Would you characterize such social measures as a task of your agency?
Napolitano: Yes. In fact, we have group within my agency, the civil liberties group, and they have a focus right now on that issue.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 17, 2009
I unequivocally and unapologetically LOVE Dick Cheney. There are many reasons. Some are obvious; such as his unconditional love for his family and despite being a manly man, he’s putty in the hands of his grandchildren-one, or more, of which, he usually has with him at all times.
Probably the biggest reason I love the “public” Dick Cheney is how he deals with the media. No matter how much vitriolic hatred the media spit at him or how many scurrilous accusations or how many conspiracy theories they come up with, he is Teflon. Not only is he not bothered by them, he needles them. Remember when he had the horrifying experience of accidentally shooting another man on a hunting trip? He told the local media, instead of the Washington media, who predictably went ape-shit. I love how some political TV putz will refer to him as “menacing” or “Darth Vader” and the next time he’s interviewed he kind of hunches over, looks the interviewer in the eye over the top of his eyeglasses and speaks in a lower-than-normal gravelly tone.
I didn’t watch the recent interview Dick Cheney did on CNN with intellectual giant John King because no one was holding a loaded gun to my head, so I read the transcript.
Most everyone else has already posted the “Obama has made us less safe” money quote, but I haven’t seen the complete answer posted at many places. Here it is:
KING: You made clear in an interview with the Politico when you left office that you were a little worried that President Obama might not be up to this challenge of fighting terrorism. I want to read you from that interview. You said you think there’s a high probability of such an attempt, meaning a major attack on the United States like 9/11. And you said, whether or not they can pull it off depends whether or not we keep in place policies that have allowed us to defeat all further attempts since 9/11 to launch mass casualty attacks against the United States.” Well, since taking office, President Obama has done these things to change the policies you helped put in place. He has announced he will close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He has announced he will close CIA black sites around the world, where they interrogate terror suspects. Says he will make CIA interrogators abide by the Army Field Manual, defined waterboarding as torture and ban it, suspend trials for terrorists by military commission, and now eliminate the label of enemy combatants.
I’d like to just simply ask you, yes or no, by taking those steps, do you believe the president of the United States has made Americans less safe?
CHENEY: I do. I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think that’s a great success story. It was done legally. It was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles.
President Obama campaigned against it all across the country. And now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack.
KING: That’s a pretty serious thing to say about the president of the United States… (You’re insulting the savior, now, Big Mister!)
KING: … (You better take it back, RIGHT NOW) and commander in chief of the military. So I want to give you a chance, because many people will say, Vice President Cheney just said Barack Obama, President Obama is making us less safe, more at risk, which you just said. I want to give you a chance — and take as much time as you want — to prove it. Because you put that list up there, and I know you say there have been three cases, I believe, of waterboarding in the past, and you say that specific things have been prevented. I know some of this is classified intelligence, but now that you’re out of government, to the degree that you can, tell the American people, because of those tactics, because of those, yes, sometimes extreme tactics, we stopped this.
CHENEY: Well, I would say that the key to what we did was to collect intelligence against the enemy. That’s what the terrorist surveillance program was all about, that’s what the enhanced interrogation program was all about.
KING: But another 9/11, because of a tactic like waterboarding or a black site, can you say with certainty you stopped another attempt to do something on that level?
CHENEY: John, I’ve seen a report that was written based upon the intelligence that we collected then that itemizes the specific attacks that were stopped by virtue of what we learned through those programs. It’s still classified. I can’t give you the details of it without violating classification, but I can say there were a great many of them. The one that has been public was the potential attack coming out of Heathrow, when they were going to have several American planes with terrorists on board, with liquid explosives, and they were going to blow those planes up over the United States.
Now, that was intercepted and stopped, partly because of those programs that we put in place.
Now, I think part of the difficulty here as I look at what the Obama administration is doing, we made a decision after 9/11 that I think was crucial. We said this is a war. It’s not a law enforcement problem. Up until 9/11, it was treated as a law enforcement problem. You go find the bad guy, put him on trial, put him in jail. The FBI would go to Oklahoma City and find the identification tag off the truck and go find the guy that rented the truck and put him in jail.
Once you go into a wartime situation and it’s a strategic threat, then you use all of your assets to go after the enemy. You go after the state sponsors of terror, places where they’ve got sanctuary. You use your intelligence resources, your military resources, your financial resources, everything you can in order to shut down that terrorist threat against you.
When you go back to the law enforcement mode, which I sense is what they’re doing, closing Guantanamo and so forth, that they are very much giving up that center of attention and focus that’s required, and that concept of military threat that is essential if you’re going to successfully defend the nation against further attacks.
KING: Much more of our conversation with the former Vice President Dick Cheney ahead. What’s life like after the vice presidency, and how’s his health? We’ll ask when our exclusive interview with Mr. Cheney continues in just a moment. Don’t go anywhere.
KING: Back now with our exclusive conversation with the former Vice President Dick Cheney. (I’m getting off this topic before I look like a bigger idiot …) You noted earlier you disagreed with the president’s strategy on Iran and North Korea.
Unasked for advice to Michael Steele-When you’re asked about Rush Limbaugh, don’t respond with some mealy-mouthed answer, hoping to gain some credibility with the America-haters. THIS is how to answer:
KING: What next for your party? There has been a big dust-up in recent days, in parts stoked by the White House, about Rush Limbaugh making some comments. David Frum, a conservative who worked in your administration, says that Rush Limbaugh is kryptonite, because he drives away the voters the Republicans need to build the road to discovery. Is Rush Limbaugh kryptonite?
CHENEY: No, Rush is a good friend. I love him. I think he does great work and has for years. He’s now offered to debate President Obama on his radio show. Hell, I’d pay to see that! It would be interesting to have developed.
I think Rush is a good man and serves a very important purpose.
Dick Cheney says what he means and means what he says. He walks the walk and he doesn’t apologize for it to anyone, especially fools who’ll never learn even half of what he’s already forgotten.
Posted by ginnypub on March 15, 2009
September 15, 2008: Dow 10,917, Unemployment 6.2%
Debt Held by the Public
Total Public Debt Outstanding
“The economic crisis is not the fault of the American people. Our workers are the most innovative, the hardest working, the best skilled, most productive, most competitive in the world, that’s the American worker,” McCain said at a town hall meeting here.
“My opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals, the American worker and their innovation, their entrepreneurship, the small business, those are the fundamentals of America and I think they’re strong.” Sen. John McCain
“It’s not that I think John McCain doesn’t care what’s going on in the lives of most Americans. I just think doesn’t know. He doesn’t get what’s happening between the mountain in Sedona where he lives and the corridors of Washington where he works. Why else would he say that we’ve made great progress economically under George Bush?”
“Why else would he say, today, of all days – just a few hours ago – that the fundamentals of the economy are still strong? Senator – what economy are you talking about?” Sen. Barry Soetoro
“Barack Obama’s short career as a public servant has been defined by pessimism, defeatism, and weakness in the face of the great challenges of our time. His lack of faith in American workers may explain his willingness to raise taxes during a struggling economy, but it is no way to lead our country.” Sen. John McCain
McCain isn’t proposing any real solutions to fix the crisis. In fact, he won’t even help America’s workers—he refused to vote on the recent economic stimulus package in Congress.
In contrast, Sen. Barack Obama made sure he was on the Senate floor to vote in favor of an economic stimulus plan and will do so again if the current stimulus plan in the House makes it to the Senate.
When it comes to fundamentals, Sen. Obama understands our bottom line***.
March 2009: Dow 7,170 Unemployment 8.1%
Debt Held by the Public
Total Public Debt Outstanding
“There are a lot of individual families who are experiencing incredible pain and hardship right now.”
“But if we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy,” he added, “all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation and dynamism in this economy, then we’re going to get through this. And I’m very confident about that.” Pres. Barry Soetoro
“Consumer confidence is slightly up. The market is slightly up,” Biden said. “It’ll go down again, but the people are beginning to figure out that the president’s got a plan and he believes we can work our way through this.” VP Joe Biden 3/15/2009
Released on 3/13/2009 9:55:00 AM For March, 2009 :
Sentiment Index – Level
47.5 to 57.0
WHAT’S THIS??!! BARRY IS ADMITTING THAT SEN. JOHN MCCAIN WAS RIGHT ALONG??
Oh, I SEE:
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao had said Friday he was concerned about the safety of the estimated $1 trillion his country has invested in U.S. government debt. China is Washington’s biggest foreign creditor, and Obama’s administration is counting on the Chinese to help pay for the $787 billion economic stimulus package by buying U.S. bonds.
“Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I’m a little bit worried,” Wen said. “I would like to call on the United States to honor its words, stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of Chinese assets.”
***The new executive order signed by Obama on Friday encourages government bureaucrats to adopt discriminatory, union-only project labor agreements for any “large-scale construction project” – defined as any project costing over $25 million – and thus discriminate against the 92.5 percent of private sector workers who have chosen for a wide variety of reasons not to join a union.
With the “stimulus” bill approaching one trillion dollars including many such projects, Big Labor stands to rake in literally hundreds of millions of dollars in new forced-dues revenue seized straight out of workers’ paychecks, whether they support the union or not. (Meanwhile, other “stimulus” funds will go to groups with strong ties to organized labor.)
President Obama’s new executive order comes a week after he issued two other executive orders giving the Secretary of Labor unchecked, unprecedented authority to blacklist non-union employees wanting to work on federal contracts.
Taken together, the new executive orders indicate President Obama is quite eager to repay the union bosses for spending well over one billion dollars (in mostly forced union dues) to elect Obama and other pro-forced unionism candidates.
Moreover, Big Labor’s high command is likely to funnel that money right back into its political machine in expectation of even more forced unionism power grabs – including efforts toward the ultimate goal of eliminating all 22 state Right to Work laws by federal fiat.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 13, 2009
In the first 3 months of 2009, 1000 people have been murdered just across the southern border of the U.S.A. in Mexico. In 2008, almost 6000 people were murdered. Drug and human smugglers are armed to the hilt with everything from RGPs to machetes. Their fire power is so great, that last November, Mexican police officers who were pinned down in a raging gun battle, issued an urgent plea for help to the Arizona State Police. Law enforcement and military personnel, as well as innocent men, women and children are being kidnapped, tortured, beheaded, shot and slaughtered in this ongoing bloodbath.
This war has spilled over into the U.S.A. Execution style murders, violent home invasions, and a spiraling kidnap rate in Phoenix – where police reported an average of one abduction a day last year linked to Mexican crime – are not the only examples along the border. Phoenix, AZ is now the kidnap capital of the world.
Arizona residents are fighting. Lawmakers in Arizona heard testimony on border violence last week from police and prosecutors, who are seeking more robust measures to seize smugglers’ assets, as well as cracking down harder on gunrunning to Mexico. “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio in Maricopa County has arrested 16,000 illegal aliens over the past 18 months. Of those, 70% are charged with felony crimes, including forgery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, DUI, narcotics, robbery, murder and theft. Not surprisingly, crime has been reduced in the valley.
President Barry Soetoro is taking action, also.
“We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.
“I don’t have a particular tipping point in mind,” he said. “I think it’s unacceptable if you’ve got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens.”
Obama was cautious, however. “We’ve got a very big border with Mexico,” he said. “I’m not interested in militarizing the border.”
Our expectation is to have a comprehensive policy in place in the next few months.”
Vice President Joe Biden has appointed Maricopa County supervisor Donald T. Stapley, Jr. to a task force to oversee implementation of the “Economic Recovery Act”. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe sent him a thank you letter:
Democrat congressional leaders have been even more aggressive in this fight. Ethically-challenged John Conyers, open-border advocates Jerrold Nadler and Zoe Lofgrens and social-justice engineer Robert Scott have teamed up with the militant arm of the democrat party, ACORN, have demanded that the U.S. Department of Justice launch a full-scale investigation into —-SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO.
In a letter dated March 10, 2009, Loretta Smith, acting assistant attorney general at the DOJ, detailed what her department would be investigating:
“This is to inform you that the United States Department of Justice is commencing an investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (”MCSO”) pursuant to the pattern or practice provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994,42 U.S.C. §14141 (“Section 14141″) and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968,42 U.S.C. § 3789d (“Safe Streets Act”), and pursuant to the prohibitions against national origin discrimination in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-7 (“Title Yr’) and the Safe Streets Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3789d(c).”
“The investigation will focus on alleged patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures conducted by the MCSO, and on allegations of national origin discrimination, including failure to provide meaningful access to MCSO services for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals.”
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Posted by ginnypub on March 10, 2009
How has your investment paid off, Warren?
Oh, I see.
The man considered by many to be the greatest investor of all time just had his worst year ever.
Mr. Buffett, in his annual letter, read closely by shareholders and nonshareholders alike, reported Berkshire in 2008 lost 9.6% in book value per share, a common metric Berkshire uses to track performance. That marks the biggest decline since Mr. Buffett took over in 1965, when it was a family-run East Coast textile maker.
Mr. Buffett conceded he “did some dumb things.”
What about the future, Warren?
Unemployment rate in U.S. will go well above its current levels before the downturn ends.
Inflation has the “potential” to be worse than the 1970s.
How did this happen, Warren?
“In my view, it’s an economic war, and–I don’t think anybody on December 7th would have said a `war is a terrible thing to waste, and therefore we’re going to try and ram through a whole bunch of things and–but we expect to–expect the other party to unite behind us on the–on the big problem.’ It’s just a mistake, I think, when you’ve got one overriding objective, to try and muddle it up with a bunch of other things.”
This sounds dire, Warren. What are you doing to overcome “the dumb things” you did in 2008?
Oh, I see.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 9, 2009
“The American people have entrusted us with their hopes and aspirations for themselves, for their families, and for their future. We will honor that trust.”
- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), November 8, 2006
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, Vice Chairman for the Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. House of Representatives, under the direction of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
He puts the ASS in clASS:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denied a report on Tuesday that she had called on Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) to step aside.
“I see no reason why Mr. Rangel should step down,” Pelosi told reporters Tuesday. “I have supported his call for the ethics committee to look into it.”
The Ways and Means chairman has asked the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to look into his use of four rent-stabilized apartments in a Harlem high-rise, his use of congressional stationery to solicit money for an educational center in New York that bears his name and, most recently, his failure to pay taxes or report rental income on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic. September 16, 2008
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NBC’s Meredith Vieira in an interview taped Monday that Rep. Charles Rangel should not step down as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Pelosi said she didn’t see “any reason” that Rangel should step down.
Tuesday, the House ethics committee said it’s now expanding its investigation of Rangel.
Pelosi said it’s up to the ethics committee to decide if Rangel should surrender his chairmanship.
“Until they make their decision, which I hope will be soon– I think that he should stay as chair of the committee,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi added, “Mr. Rangel, he loves our country. He loves this Congress. He wants to do nothing but bring credit to it. And he’ll be the first one to know what his course of action should be.”
The expanded ethics committee will investigate Rangel’s role in preserving a tax loophole that benefited a company whose executive had pledged $1 million to a center named after Rangel. December 10, 2008
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Posted by ginnypub on March 6, 2009
Not everyone, however, is as enamored with Prof. Cole as he is with himself. Christopher Hitchens describes him as “a minor nuisance on the fringes of the academic Muslim apologist community. At one point, there was a danger that he would become a go-to person for quotes in New York Times articles (a sort of Shiite fellow-traveling version of Norman Ornstein, if such an alarming phenomenon can be imagined), but this crisis appears to have passed….who affects such expertise in Persian, cannot decipher the plain meaning of a celebrated statement and is, furthermore, in need of a remedial course in English”.
Yale University shared the same opinion, when in 2006, it denied him a faculty position, based on an assessment of Cole’s scholarly work. Very Important Person Cole blamed his rejection at an Ivy League university on “a concerted press campaign by neoconservatives…(which) was inappropriate and a threat to academic integrity”.
The main problem, among many, with Prof. Cole is that he lies. He gets called out for it. He retro-edits his lies and denounces the denouncer. He’s like a kid with a sore tooth who can’t keep his tongue away from it.
Some “for instances”:
This policy was implemented in 1991 under Secretary of Defense, Richard Cheney and Pres. George H. W. Bush.
I have learned from Martin Kramer to capture a screenshot of Prof. Cole’s writings if I want to reference them in the future because of his retro-editing and deleting penchants.
In Jan 2009, Cole posted this:
In response, Martin Kramer posted this: Actually, Atta’s will was dated April 11, 1996—one week before the Qana tragedy, on April 18. We don’t know for certain why he made it, but it cannot be because he witnessed any footage from Qana, which was still in the future. And Cole apparently never read the will. It contains no pledge to die while avenging anyone. The will deals with disposition of Atta’s body and possessions in the event of his death. It’s not a “martyrdom will,” but a standardized one, provided by Atta’s Hamburg mosque. (You can read the full text here.)
Update: In the wake of this post, Cole has partly retro-edited his own post (without indicating so).
Today IraqPundit blogged about Prof. Cole’s latest lying-fest.
Wonder how long it will be before he retro-edits?
I’ve got the screen caps, in case you need them, IraqPundit.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 5, 2009
Jake Tapper and crew interviewed Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chair of the Senate Finance Committee, for the ABC News Shuffle Podcast.
Baucus said he was “concerned” about President Obama’s proposal to help pay for health care reform by reducing the amount in itemized deductions (mortgage interest, charitable donations, etc.) that those earning more than $250,000 a year can claim on their taxes.
“It’s an issue,” Baucus said, “but there are lots of different ways to solve this one, there’s always a solution…you just have to look hard enough and carefully enough and creatively enough to find a solution and if not that tax provision, there may be some other.”
To borrow from Shawn Hannity‘s “liberal translation treatment”, that’s what Baucus said, but here’s what he meant:
Cut itemized deductions on the rich, my ass. Look you little community organizing idiot…. NOW you’re in MY pockets.
What’s that? I think I hear Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Charlie Rangel, former HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle, former OMB nominee Nancy Killefer, Secretary of labor Hilda Solis and Trade Representative designate Ron Kirk laughing: Baucus pays taxes! Hee hee hee… stop it…haw haw…before you make me…snort snort… pee my pants…
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Posted by ginnypub on March 4, 2009
I’m sure Barry Soetoro’s ass is chafing from his stack of foreign policy blunders this week. From publicly bitch-slapping his Secretary of State to being seen as a weak, sniveling little joke in Russia, to scaring the beJesus out of American allies, to insulting Great Britain, ole Barry’s been on a roll demonstrating why a “community organizer” lacks sufficient knowledge and experience to lead the greatest nation.
But I think Barry Soetoro’s candy-ass was already chafing because of Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). You see, Gov. Palin did something in January that the media didn’t report on, but that Barry knows about because of his continued obsession with her; so much so, that he’s even hired a political party hack of no distinction, Alaskan State Senator Kim (‘troopergate”) Elton to be “Director of Alaskan Affairs”.
Here’s what Gov. Sarah Palin did:
January 2, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today is welcoming an international delegation of diplomats who are traveling to Alaska to celebrate Alaska Statehood Day on January 3, 2009. Representatives from several Asian and European countries accepted Governor Palin’s invitation to participate in weekend celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Alaska being admitted to the Union.
“We welcome these representatives with our best Alaska hospitality. We are pleased with their recognition of the importance of our 50th anniversary,” Governor Palin said. “It is a special honor to welcome Ambassador Kislyak and to showcase our state to this high-profile international group.”
Among the traveling dignitaries is Mr. Sergey Kislyak, newly appointed Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, who is making his first visit to Alaska.
“I am so pleased to be here this weekend,” Ambassador Kislyak said. “As discussed in my meeting with Governor Palin, it is encouraging to note the similarities between Alaska and the Russian Far East. Our existing commercial connections and the mutually beneficial nature of our professional partnerships can only help provide a measure of stability as, together, we face the global economic challenges that lie ahead.”
Ambassador Kislyak also met with representatives of the Aleut International Association, Institute of the North, Alaska Rule of Law Initiative, National Parks Service, ISER Alaska Chukotka Project, and Turnagain Elementary School Russian Immersion Program, all of whom have been involved in multi-year Russia-related projects.
In addition to Ambassador Kislyak, foreign dignitaries include Yuri Gerasin, Consul General of the Russian Federation; Julian Evans, British Consul General; John Mataira, Consul General of New Zealand; Balazs Bokor, Consul General of Hungary; Sten Arne Rosnes, Consul General of Norway; Haryong Lee, Consul General of Korea; Fred Santos, Consul of The Philippines; Mel Knight, Alberta’s Minister of Energy; Marvin Schneider, Alberta’s Executive Director of the U.S. and Americas; and Haijun Wang, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of China’s Heilongjiang Province. Mr. Wang is leading a four-person delegation from Heilongjiang Province, a sister province to Alaska, and China’s northernmost region.
NOTE TO BARRY SOETORO: THIS IS WHAT EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE.
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Posted by ginnypub on March 4, 2009
What is the first thing a president with no foreign policy experience does right out of the shoot? He has the Russians rolling on the floor laughing their collective asses off at his childish naiveté.
In the same week that U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva, the New York Times publishes a story about Barry Soetoro sending a “I like you. Do you like me? Check yes, no, maybe.” letter to Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev.
President Obama sent a secret letter to Russia’s president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons, American officials said Monday.
The letter to President Dmitri A. Medvedev was hand-delivered in Moscow by top administration officials three weeks ago. It said the United States would not need to proceed with the interceptor system, which has been vehemently opposed by Russia since it was proposed by the Bush administration, if Iran halted any efforts to build nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.
Needless to say, two of America’s strongest and most committed allies, Poland and the Czech Republic are horrified, as the missile defense shield is to protect them from Iran’s nuclear threat.
To recap, in the space of a few days, Barry Soetoro has managed to bitch slap his Secretary of State, make the U.S. a laughing stock in Russia and insult some of America’s greatest allies. Change we can believe in….
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Posted by ginnypub on March 2, 2009
Megalomaniac-in-Chief, Barry Soetoro, delivered “his” plan for Iraq withdrawal to the Warrior Heroes stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC last week. In actuality, “Barry’s Plan” has already been crafted. It’s called SOFA. The Iraqi and Bush administrations crafted it and Barry didn’t have a damned thing to do with it.
It looks like some in the audience remembered that the only reason he traveled to Iraq was to demand Iraqi leaders delay a SOFA agreement until after Pres. Bush was out of office.
Maybe some are remembering that Barry Soetoro’s timeline for Iraq withdrawal changed with each public opinion poll.
Maybe some are remembering that Barry’s nominee for U.S. Solicitor General fights to keep the ROTC off college campuses, but is happy to give a scholarship to anti-American Pakistani student Samad Khurram.
All of them were trying to swallow the bile that wanted to projectile-vomit out of their collective mouths onto the face of the lying rat bastard standing before them who had the unmitigated audacity to claim the Petraeus/Crocker/Bush Strategy was HIS idea.
FYI, Barry…It’s called the Anaconda Strategy.
AND YOU DIDN’T HAVE A DAMNED THING TO DO WITH IT.
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Posted by ginnypub on February 28, 2009
“I am gonna tweet the TOP TEN PORKIEST PROJECTS in the Omnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote on his Twitter page yesterday.
“#10. $1.7M “for a honey bee factory” in Weslaco, TX
“#9. $475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah
“#8. $200,000 “tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past.”
“#7. $300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center
“#6. $1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah
“#5. $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi”
“#4. $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York
“#3. $332,000 for the design and construction of a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas
“#2. $2 million ‘for the promotion of astronomy’ in Hawaii -
“#1. $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa”
All sound like “shovel-ready” projects to me, Sen. McCain.
h/t: Jake Tapper
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Posted by ginnypub on February 28, 2009
By now, everyone has probably read about Hollyweird’s latest stunt. Some are in IRAN on a completely apolitical, “cultural exchange”.
The absolute BEST take on it, IMO, comes from Pat Dollard.
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Posted by ginnypub on February 27, 2009
UPDATE AT BOTTOM
I have mentioned Charles Rust-Tierney before. Rust-Tierney was president of the ACLU’s Virginia affiliate from 1993 to 2005. He had coached youth baseball, soccer and football teams since 2003, according to law enforcement officials. He once served as president of Arlington Little League. He fought strenuously against anti-pornography filters on public library computers.
On 07Sept07, Charles Rust-Tierney was sentenced in Alexandria, VA to 7 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III for purchasing child rape and torture videos, which he accessed on the computer in his 11-yr-old son’s bedroom.
Rust-Tierney was arrested Feb. 23 after his Arlington home was searched by officers from Arlington police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The raid was part of a nationwide initiative — Project Safe Childhood — that was created in February 2006 by U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.
Authorities said Rust-Tierney used his home computer to purchase Internet access to commercial child pornography Web sites at least five times between March 2005 and October 2006, spending about $420. During one two-week span, he accessed more than 850 digital image and video files of child pornography on one site. Many of these files showed children under the age of 12 being forced to engage in sexual acts with adult males, authorities said.
A federal magistrate who declined to release him in March described the images she viewed as “the most perverted and nauseating and sickening type of child pornography” she had seen in 10 years on the bench.
Ellis also refused to release Rust-Tierney, saying he posed “a serious risk of harm to the community.” The judge added that “the term ‘child pornography’ does not convey the depravity” of the images that were downloaded.
What’s going on here? Is he being protected? If so, how and by whom? I sent an email to DOJ inquiring about this and they referred me to the state registry. Today I sent them the second notification about Rust-Tierney.
THERE ARE NO PHOTOS OF CHARLES RUST-TIERNEY ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET. WHY? WHO SCRUBBED THEM AND WHY?
The closest I could find is his ex-wife, Diann Rust-Tierney, an anti-death penalty advocate:
And Gabriel Rust-Tierney (?son), a UVA student who was arrested with 3 others for kidnapping another student:
**UPDATE: IRECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM VSP:
Curiouser and curiouser…..
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Posted by ginnypub on February 23, 2009
From the Wall Street Journal:
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Washington Post has obtained a few of the former FBI director’s secret files. According to a Thursday front-page story, Hoover was “consumed” with exposing a (nonexistent) relationship between a gay photographer and Jack Valenti, the late film industry lobbyist who was then an aide to Lyndon Johnson. Hoover’s M.O. was to amass incriminating personal information as political blackmail.
But as the Post reports in passing, the dossier also reveals that Mr. Moyers — then a special assistant to LBJ — requested in 1964 that Hoover’s G-men “investigate two other administration figures who were ‘suspected as having homosexual tendencies.'”
Amid “bits of dirt on figures such as Martin Luther King,” Judge Silberman found a 1964 memo from Mr. Moyers directing Hoover’s agents to investigate Barry Goldwater’s campaign staff for evidence of homosexual activity. A few weeks before, an LBJ aide named Walter Jenkins had been arrested in a men’s bathroom, and Mr. Silberman wrote that Mr. Moyers and his boss evidently wanted leverage in the event Goldwater tried to use the liaison against them. (He didn’t, as it happened.)
When that episode became public after Mr. Silberman testified, an irate Mr. Moyers called him and, with typical delicacy, accused him of falling for forged CIA memos. Mr. Silberman offered to study the matter and, should Mr. Moyers’s allegations pan out, he would publicly exonerate him. “There was a pause on the line and then he said, ‘I was very young. How will I explain this to my children?’ And then he rang off.”
Bill Moyers is disputably the king of unsubstantiated allegations against the Bush Administration. The only thing he despises as much as Karl Rove is a Christian house of worship. How his ass must be chafing now that the FOIA has exposed him as a little dirt-digging homophobic cretin; especially in light of the fact that no evidence has ever surfaced of Rove doing anything Moyers ever accused him of.
This video of a former Senior Presidential Adviser sliming another is especially SWEET.
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Posted by ginnypub on February 23, 2009
Of course, it’s the fault of the “chattering class” on “cable television”. Barry Soetoro, again today, blamed “cable television” for people not supporting his Massive New Government Spending Bill dressed up as “economic stimulus”.
Now we know the reason for Barry’s overall approval being down and overall disapproval being up. Americans are too stupid to think for themselves.
Hey, Barry. Here’s a news flash. If it walks like a duck…..
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