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Breeder’s Cup

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!

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Polling For Dollars

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“.

Date 04/03/2009
Presidential Approval Index +3
Strongly Approve 35%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
Total Approve 56%
Total Disapprove 44%

Date 01/21/2009
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?

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Our Message to the World

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.

It was especially poignant when a sitting president of the United States of America met Saudi Arabia’s King and bowed in deference to his “majesty“.

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.”

Now, that’s a statement from someone who is a world’s authority on arrogance, dismissiveness and derision

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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NOT A SINGLE DIME

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?!

No way! Not in this lifetime! Let’s not get crazy, here. Children don’t need taxpayer-funded health care that bad! This is still America, after all!

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The Jerk Goes To Washington

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.

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When he had grown up, he moved to the Big City. There he met a man who made him rich and famous.

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He bought some Greek columns with some of his riches.

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Along the way, he took up with some shady characters

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And found his “Special Purpose”

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But he soon found out that he was in over his head and lost all his riches

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Because he wasn’t smart enough to learn this:

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**Breaking-Bush Admin Emails-AIG

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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Multiple Orgasms

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”

Pelosi flushed from 90% tax hike orgasm. God Bless America!

Pelosi flushed from 90% tax hike orgasm. God Bless America!

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Big Bang

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.

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New Head of GOP-Barry Soetoro!

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:

Date

Dem

GOP

03-15-09

39%

41%

03-08-09

42%

38%

03-01-09

41%

39%

02-22-09

41%

37%

02-15-09

41%

39%

02-08-09

40%

39%

02-01-09

42%

38%

01-25-09

42%

35%

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL COMMUNITY ORGANIZING!

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Economy-What McCain Said

Posted by ginnypub on March 15, 2009

September 15, 2008:  Dow 10,917, Unemployment 6.2%

Date

Debt Held by the Public

Intragovernmental Holdings

Total Public Debt Outstanding

09/15/2008

5,475,450,615,883.44

4,158,639,848,932.11

     9,634,090,464,815.55

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***.

Tula Connell  AFL-CIO

March 2009:  Dow 7,170 Unemployment 8.1%

Current

Debt Held by the Public

Intragovernmental Holdings

Total Public Debt Outstanding

03/12/2009

6,694,196,414,273.22

4,289,353,514,455.52

10,983,549,928,728.74

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 :

 

Previous

Consensus

Consensus Range

Actual

Sentiment Index – Level

56.3 

55.0 

47.5  to 57.0 

56.6 

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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