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Associated Press: You Lie!!

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 28, 2010

The AP does a nice job notating that Obama’s kind of a liar.  They composed a list of 10 fails in last night’s SOTU.  Only 10 you might ask?  They must have gotten tired of his rambling and just plained tuned out.  Like my wife did about 3 minutes into the speech:

OBAMA: The president issued a populist broadside against lobbyists, saying they have “outsized influence” over the government. He said his administration has “excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.” He also said it’s time to “require lobbyists to disclose each contact they make on behalf of a client with my administration or Congress” and “to put strict limits on the contributions that lobbyists give to candidates for federal office.”

THE FACTS: Obama has limited the hiring of lobbyists for administration jobs, but the ban isn’t absolute; seven waivers from the ban have been granted to White House officials alone. Getting lobbyists to report every contact they make with the federal government would be difficult at best; Congress would have to change the law, and that’s unlikely to happen. And lobbyists already are subject to strict limits on political giving. Just like every other American, they’re limited to giving $2,400 per election to federal candidates, with an overall ceiling of $115,500 every two years.

They note seven of these waivers were for White House posisitions, however Obama has hired over a dozen.  He called for restrictions on lobbyist contributions, but as the AP notes, those already exist.  But hey, details scmeetails right?

OBAMA: “I’ve called for a bipartisan fiscal commission, modeled on a proposal by Republican Judd Gregg and Democrat Kent Conrad. This can’t be one of those Washington gimmicks that lets us pretend we solved a problem. The commission will have to provide a specific set of solutions by a certain deadline. Yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. So I will issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward, because I refuse to pass this problem on to another generation of Americans.”

THE FACTS: Any commission that Obama creates would be a weak substitute for what he really wanted — a commission created by Congress that could force lawmakers to consider unpopular remedies to reduce the debt, including curbing politically sensitive entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. That idea crashed in the Senate this week, defeated by equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans. Any commission set up by Obama alone would lack authority to force its recommendations before Congress, and would stand almost no chance of success.

Note to Obama:  We already have a bipartisan committee dickbag.  It’s called the 535 members of Congress.  The voters elected them to solve budget problems and they meet every two years to address that very issue.  In fact, Mr. Constitutional Professor, Congress’ first task under the Constitution, Article I Section 8, is to approve a budget for the federal government.  We elect Representatives and Senators to do this with full accountability to their constituents.  Take a high school civics class Barry.

Moving forward with that, Obama keeps repeating over and over how he inherited huge budgetary problems from Bush.  But again, the worst Con Law professor evaaaah might want to brush up on his skilz.  The President doesn’t pass budgets, Congress does.  And the last three budgets came from the democrats.

In the six years Republicans held congress under George Bush, they increased federal spending $800 billion.  Yet in just three years, democrats have increased spending $900 billion.  Hello???  And during those last three years before becoming President, Obama served in the Senate.  And guess who voted for every single democratic budget?

Moreover, from the day Obama took office to the end of the current fiscal year, the debt held by the public will grow to $3.3 trillion. So in 20 months, Obama will add as much debt than what Bush did in 8 years.

What does this mean?  You. Lie.

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A Tedious Breakdown Of The Douchebaggery That Is Keith Olbermann

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 27, 2010

Another tidbit regarding the Supreme Court’s decision of Citizens United v FEC.  A minute by minute breakdown makes Keith “countdown to no ratings” Olbermann a little more enjoyable, if not amusing:

As is politically mandated by liberal progressive statists, (at 4:58) Olbermann declares the rich will have their taxes slashed and social entitlement programs will correspondingly be cut. Bulletin to Keith: the biggest charities in the world are successful business leaders, like, ironically, Bill Gates who’s company, Microsoft, is also responsible for Olbermann’s current gig, (thus the MS in the MSNBC cable channel). If charities and businesses are sooooooo awful, Keith, should NPR give back the money they receive from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Ford Motor Company?

Remember, corporations provide jobs. Jobs just don’t materialize out of thin air. Sure it’s a necessary evil but contemplative people have a chance to change things from the inside–and many do. It’s a two way street

Olbermann also goes on to complain about the political right’s invocation of war (at 5:12) as a means to an end and the military industrial complex. Again, Olbermann works for GE, which delivers jet engines for US military planes. So if you’re against the companies that profit from the military industrial complex, I can expect your resignation…today? Just a scant 4 days after your vehement protests? Or do you like gainful employment?

From there KO hits the usual list of liberal progressive scare-tactic subjects (homosexuality, pro-choice protections, church & state, teabaggers, racial profiling and civil liberties) as a way to frighten people that Armageddon is nigh.

Not really.

Heh.

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Obama: Worst Constitutional Law Professor Evaaaah

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 27, 2010

The President–who clearly was the worst constitutional law professor ever–has ordered his lawyers, and tonight demanded congress, to find a way to legislate away the Supreme Court’s constitutional determination of Citizens United v FEC that people in groups have just as much a right to political participation as individuals alone.

That’s the core of Citizens United: you have a right to speech, you have a right to associate with others, and you don’t give up your right to speech when you choose to associate.  The Constitution does not give to Congress the power to pick favored speakers and disfavored speakers.  In fact, the First Amendment specifically prohibits such anti-democratic laws.

So tonight, president constitution has no idea what he is talking about when he decides to hammer on the Supreme Court about the first amendment.  Let’s see what someone a tad smarter than Obama had to say about it:

In case you are wondering, he (Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito) was shaking his head and mouthed the words “not true”.

Democrats place more importance on speech bans than countering speech they don’t like.

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Scott Brown Wins In A Landslide, Ted Kennedy, Libtards Hardest Hit

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 20, 2010

Last August I had a post on the death of Ted Kennedy along with his efforts to subvert Massachusetts law.  When Kennedy died, the law required the state to hold a special election to fill the opening he left in the US Senate.  That law was put in place by the state legislature in 2004 when John Kerry ran for President, and it was a law Ted Kennedy whole heartedly backed.  Why might you ask?  Well, the governor at the time was Mitt Romney — and Kennedy didn’t want some Republican appointing an interim replacement that wasn’t a democrat.

So we move forward five years, when Kennedy was on his death bed.  The Kennedy family released a letter written by the Senator demanding that the law he championed in 2004 get repealed in 2009 in order to allow Governor Deval Patrick to appoint his successor.  Again, why might you ask?  You see Patrick is a democrat and a reliable little liberal who will stand in line and do what he is told.  And of course the state legislature responded by acceding to Kennedy’s dying wish.  Patrick appointed Paul Kirk to fill the seat temporarily, until the special election could be held.

I don’t know what is sweeter, the irony or the karma of being a douchebag.

These shenanigans were played so that Obama and the democrats could get their 60 votes needed to cram government healthcare down our throats.  And what did this get them?  A walking buzzsaw in Scott Brown, whose main message was to be the 41st vote against Obamacare in the senate.

Scott Brown absolutely waxed Marsha..err..Melissa..err..Martha whatever the hell her name is, Coakley, winning by 5 points in the bluest of blue states, and becoming the first Republican senator in Massachusetts in 38 years.  And he did it with a platform of lower taxes, reduced spending, less government, tax money for defense from terrorists, not for the defense of terrorists, and most importantly, he opposed Obamacare.

Almost a year to the day Barack Obama was sworn in and as he completes his first year in office, Massachusetts voters let him know they reject this runaway congress and his hard left policies.  Brown was able to tap into the anger in Massachusetts in a way that appealed not only to independents but conservatives as well.  If you listened to that speech last night there was plenty of nods to the center, but there was also a lot for hard core conservatives to agree with.  It’s a powerful combination and one that, with the right candidates, can be duplicated in just about any state.

“I’m Scott Brown,

“I’m from Wrentham,

“I drive a truck, and I am nobody’s senator but yours”

Classic.  The message of last night’s election is impossible to spin.

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In A Time Of Crisis, America Shows Her Compassion

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 14, 2010

As I am sure everybody has heard by now, the tiny island of Haiti was all but crushed by an earthquake measuring 7.0.  A truly horrific and tragic event.  They went from essentially nothing to, well, absolutely nothing.

Some of the first responders were our Special Forces and churches.  What is striking is how quickly we Americans responded.  But this really shouldn’t be surprising.  This is what we do, this is what we are.  We do it from the heart and we do it because we have soul.  We do it because we are Americans and we care about our fellow human beings.

This is why I resent, from the bottom of my soul and the very core of my being, when Barack Obama goes overseas and puts down this country.  I resent it when he goes overseas and uses code words like American Imperialism to put down our people.  I resent how he lectures to us while cheering to others how the Americans have done so many things to other people. It is a level of douchebaggery that no one has really achieved before.

It’s really hard to rally a nation when you have a president that has spent the past twelve months in office bashing the people.

We are a magnificent country with compassionate people and we try to do what’s right.  We aren’t always right, but most of the time we do the right thing.  Our contributions to mankind are infinite.  Not just with money, food or medical care when people are suffering.  But with our inventions, technological advances, products and our entire way of governing. Not only are we extremely generous to other nations, but we are especially generous to our own people.  We go to great lengths with charities, donations and even taxes to ensure poor people are fed and the elderly are tended to.  America is the very definition of compassion.

We conservatives understand this.  It’s not so much that we are different in any fundamental way than other people.  We’re not.  It’s that our society is different and it nurtures the individual human being.  This is the message conservatives need to get out.

There are times when our attention doesn’t need to focus on what Obama, Pelosi, Reid or any other libtard is doing.  There comes a time when you just need to stop, take a step back and take it all in.  A time to ask: Who are we?  What are we?  What do we stand for?  It is times like right now, where we have this horrible tragedy in Haiti, when it can be crystallized.  A time to show what we, the American people, are about.

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Great News, Another Hollywood Remake

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 10, 2010

To paraphrase Hannibal: I love it when a remake comes together.  Err, not really.  Well maybe.  Actually, I am torn.  A remake of the A-Team?  We have James Cameron’s remake of Dances with Wolves using the cast of the Smurfs, and now this?  Jeez.

What’s next?  I mean why stop there?  Why not Riptide, Simon and Simon, The Greatest American Hero; and then top it off with Airwolf?  And instead of trying to capitalize on the cheesiest elements that was the show, it looks like this is a straight up remake like Mission Impossible or something.  Did they watch the show?

The cast is made up of Liam Neeson as John “Hannibal” Smith, Bradley Cooper as Faceman, Rampage Jackson as B. A. Baracus and the dude from District 9 as Murdock.

Meh.

I think Peter Griffin’s A-Team was much better.

Heh, shooting down a fighter jet with a machine gun mounted to a tank while parachuting from an exploding cargo plane…how bad could it be?

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Mother Nature: Algore Is Really Kind Of A Moron

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 9, 2010

For the past week or more the majority of the country has faced near record or record cold temperatures.  Here in the Kansas City area, we have been suffering through at or below zero coldness for the past three plus days.  In fact, there were almost 900 new snowfall records set in the month of December (across the country).

Yet we still have these chicken littles, faux scientists and non-scientists like Algore rambling on about global warming.  To paraphrase Keyser Soze: The greatest trick the environmentalist whackos ever pulled was convincing the world global warming existed.  You can look no further than here to see the extent of the goracle’s debating skilz.  Yeah, skilz.

So absurd are these people that even though it is getting colder, they claim it is still because of global warming:

Beijing had its coldest morning in almost 40 years and its biggest snowfall since 1951. Britain is suffering through its longest cold snap since 1981. And freezing weather is gripping the Deep South, including Florida’s orange groves and beaches. …

Such weather doesn’t seem to fit with warnings from scientists that the Earth is warming because of greenhouse gases. But experts say the cold snap doesn’t disprove global warming at all — it’s just a blip in the long-term heating trend.

“It’s part of natural variability,” said Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. With global warming, he said, “we’ll still have record cold temperatures. We’ll just have fewer of them.” …

Cold is caused by warmth.  You got that?  Cold is caused by warmth.

Splitting atoms……with their minds!!!

Really most of what you read on global warming is not actually science; the application of the scientific method to observed data to test an hypothesis. It’s computer modeling based on assumptions that are literally pulled out of one’s ass, which I might add is directly on top of their shoulders.

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Holy Sweet Fancy Moses!!

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 2, 2010

The chicken beatbox lady:

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