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September 11 – Nine Years Later

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 11, 2010

It’s hard to believe it has been nine years.  Nine years since murderous islamic terrorists attacked our country.  You know, having a Hamas supporter build a mosque within debris-shot of the attack is totally cool.  How could we racist bigots see anything wrong with that?

Today is about remembering those three plus thousand people who died that fateful day when the Dick Dasterdly Bush regime decided to blow things up.

Here is a live account of the events as they unfolded (hit the “listen” link at the top of the article). It is a pretty long audio clip, but I think worth a listen. The reporter and her husband were staying in the hotel across from the World Trade Center as Vice President Dick Cheney flew two separate jumbo jets into the buildings before parachuting to the ground.

Let’s also not forget the other events that happened that day with the pentagon and Flight 93. 

I will never forget where I was or what I was doing on this day nine years ago. I will never forget the innocent lives lost and the heroes who gave their own life to save others on that terrible day.  All because of islamic terrorism.

And today, I will never forget Kevin Cosgrove.  Who? 

This guy:

Michelle Malkin has a great post on her remembrance.

Not much more I can add.  I hear there may be a koran burning somewhere.  Perhaps I’ll find out where it is and cook up some tasty bacon.  Maybe use my doodle of the pedophile mohoammed to pick-up dog poop in the backyard.  So many options.

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A Step Closer To GovernmentCare

Posted by TheJOTUS on March 19, 2010

Today was a pretty good day for the democrats and the Obamacare morons.  It appears quite a few “undecideds” are heading to the “yes” column.  It has shifted big time.  It looks like Bart Stupak and his bloc are selling out for a signature on a piece of paper that means absolutely nothing.  I sort of feel like the frog in the fable The Frog and The Scorpion.  I mean a democrat is always a democrat in the end.  No ethics or integrity.  But when you want something so bad, sometimes you just can’t see the forest through the trees.

This leads me to an excellent article in the Washington Compost by Robert Samuelson.  He’s not an economist, but he is a straight thinker and he does a good job describing Obama’s backyard of unicorns and skittle trees when it comes to healthcare and cost control:

One job of presidents is to educate Americans about crucial national problems. On health care, Barack Obama has failed. Almost everything you think you know about health care is probably wrong or, at least, half wrong. Great simplicities and distortions have been peddled in the name of achieving “universal health coverage.” The miseducation has worsened as the debate approaches its climax……

How often, for example, have you heard the emergency-room argument? The uninsured, it’s said, use emergency rooms for primary care. That’s expensive and ineffective. Once they’re insured, they’ll have regular doctors. Care will improve; costs will decline. Everyone wins. Great argument. Unfortunately, it’s untrue.

A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that the insured accounted for 83 percent of emergency-room visits, reflecting their share of the population. After Massachusetts adopted universal insurance, emergency-room use remained higher than the national average, an Urban Institute study found. More than two-fifths of visits represented non-emergencies. Of those, a majority of adult respondents to a survey said it was “more convenient” to go to the emergency room or they couldn’t “get [a doctor’s] appointment as soon as needed.” If universal coverage makes appointments harder to get, emergency-room use may increase……

And then this nugget of potpourri:

Unless we change the fee-for-service system, costs will remain hard to control because providers are paid more for doing more. Obama might have attempted that by proposing health-care vouchers (limited amounts to be spent on insurance), which would force a restructuring of delivery systems to compete on quality and cost. Doctors, hospitals and drug companies would have to reorganize care. Obama refrained from that fight and instead cast insurance companies as the villains.

He’s telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to know. Whatever their sins, insurers are mainly intermediaries; they pass along the costs of the delivery system. In 2009, the largest 14 insurers had profits of roughly $9 billion; that approached 0.4 percent of total health spending of $2.472 trillion. This hardly explains high health costs. What people need to know is that Obama’s plan evades health care’s major problems and would worsen the budget outlook.

0.4% of the total healthcare spending people!  0.4%.  Less than one percent.  Why are we doing this people?  Why are we turning our entire healthcare system upside down when the gains will be zero and the costs will be enormous?  Because Obama says so?  Because Stretch Pelosi chooses to violate a fundamental aspect of the constitution?  To what end?  In the past week and a half or so Obama has been going around lying through his teeth saying that if we don’t pass this cancer, the government will be deeper in debt, millions will lose their coverage, yada yada yada, rising costs, blah blah blah and small businesses will drop coverage altogether.

For one thing because of Obamacare’s requirements, any business—-in particular small business—-in order to survive and compete, will dump their health care coverage, particularly for the low, unskilled worker on you and me.  Us.  The taxpayer.  How the hell does this save costs?  The one thing Obama doesn’t do is cut or contain costs.  And he knows it, yet he still lies about it.

Obama attempts to call out the opponents of this monstrocity by minimizing our “government takeover of healthcare” claim.  As if we are out in left field on this.  If the government dictates price controls, rationing, what policies you keep, what policies you don’t, what will be taxed and how much……if the government  can send you to prison for not having a set policy and refuse to pay the tax penalty on it, if that’s not government takeover or control, what is?  What.  Is??

The middle class will be paying the freight for this system, starting at incomes at the very bottom of that class.  The only middle-class taxpayers who will see any benefit at all are ironically those who get thrown out of their existing health-care plans by businesses hoping to dump costs.  Democrats will push millions of more Americans into coverage that pays inadequate compensation for the costs involved.  It will act like a timebomb on the health-care system, driving up the demand-supply ratio and either prices or rationing along with it.  It’s like the worst of all worlds.

You have a 3000 page document filled with the word shall.  You shall do this, you shall do that, you shall not do this, you shall not do that.  He’s setting up dozens of panels and committees loaded with phony experts and bureaucratic hacks telling you what drugs to take or what procedures you can have, or when you can have them.  Who.  What.  When. Where.  How is this not government control?  What else could it be?

Obama and his minions demonize Sarah Palin and others about references to death panels.  The president’s own medical advisor, Ezekial Emanual, has discussed this very issue.  They have talked about models where a point system is given depending on age, health, disabilities, etc, etc.  How is that not government control?  Every nation that has socialized government healthcare, has caps on what they spend per person.  In the UK it is roughly 40k per person.  If that isn’t a death panel, what are they?  A life panel?  Quality of life panels?

Nothing good comes from this bill except more taxes, more control and less competition.

Oh, and then you have this:

This is such an important bill that it has to be done now.  Right now.  Yet it does nothing for at least four years.  No improvement in health care coverage for four years after this piece of crap passes.  And what will happen for four years?

Taxes.  And lots of them.

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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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RIP: Patrick Swayze

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze died today at the age of 57.  I’d like to think it was the result of wounds sustained single handedly stopping a Soviet Invasion of America.  But I am guessing it was Pancreatic cancer.  The meanest cancer of them all:

Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into moviegoers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. Swayze died in Los Angeles, Wolf said, but declined to give further details.

As a kid, I remember seeing Red Dawn at the movie theatre when I was 12 years old.  My buddy’s sister worked at the theatre so we got to watch it like 4 times in a row for free.  Ahh, memories…  

Rest in peace Mr. Swayze and WOLVERINES!!   

The Double Deuce in the sky just got one bad ass cooler.  And remember the three simple rules:  One, never underestimate your opponent.  Expect the unexpected.  Two, take it outside.  Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary.  And three, be nice.

Always be nice.

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Protests And Violence Erupt In Iran, Let’s All Go Get Ice Cream

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 23, 2009

There has obviously been quite a bit of unrest and violence in Iran since the election between Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahmoud Afterdinnerjacket.  An over-vote of 3 million usually will do the trick (and that is a number the Iranian government doesn’t even dispute).  Oh, and when blatant fraud is a planned, premeditated feature.  As a result, the people took to the streets in protest against their corrupt regime. 

In my opinion, I don’t believe these protests or battles are on the behalf of Mousavi, because in all likelihood he wouldn’t be much different from Afterdinnerjacket.  Mousavi was a staunch advocate of Iran’s nuclear program.  Instead, the riots in Iran come down to voter fraud committed on behalf of Afterdinnerjacket and the Iranian government’s sheer transparency of it.

The bottom line is the Iranian regime is an evil tyranny supporting terrorists and terrorism.  And there is no doubt we have a bone to pick stemming from thirty years ago with the kidnapping and brutality of American hostages.  An act Iran’s despicable President personally participated in.

We can also thank them for the Khobar Towers, which killed numerous American soldiers, and Iraq.  Iran trained and equiped militias in Iraq that murdered and injured countless Americans.  Not to mention that little thing in Beirut in the early eighties.  American blood is on their hands and an overthrow of this regime would be a long time coming.

It is because of these reasons that we should stand up and support the protesters and resistance of this regime.  But sadly, our President has no backbone.  Or maybe he just doesn’t care.  But he was consistent…sort of.  In the first three days of the events unfolding in Iran, our President said this:

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Subsequently, in the coming days he was “troubled” and then had “deep concerns”.   How profound.  As I said in a recent post, Barack Obama projects extreme weakness in the face of any danger.  And it couldn’t have been any more evident than in this case.  He sat on the sidelines saying nothing as the protests progressed and more and more people died.  It wasn’t until Saturday did he decide to hedge one way and make a statement:

The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.

As I said in Cairo, suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own government. If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion.

Martin Luther King once said – “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples’ belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness.

Why that couldn’t have been made earlier in the week is beyond me.  He had hoped this whole thing would find “a happy place” and go away, only he ended up making a mad dash not to be the last head of state in the west to condemn the Iranian government. 

Meanwhile, as people were dying in the streets, being beaten in the streets and arrested by security forces, ol’ Barry was taking the kids out for some yummy goodness ice cream!!  Being President is hard…but not hard enough for ice cream!

You know who else liked ice cream Mr. President?  Neda Agha Soltan.  I wonder what her favorite flavor was?

And I don’t want to hear any bullshit about Presidents needing to have lives.  Sometimes you have to tell the kids to go find something else to do and do your fucking job.  And by job, I mean being Presidential like this guy:

I want emphatically to state tonight that if the outrages in Poland [Iran] do not cease, we cannot and will not conduct “business as usual” with the perpetrators and those who aid and abet them. Make no mistake, their crime will cost them dearly in their future dealings with America and free peoples everywhere. I do not make this statement lightly or without serious reflection.

Notice, he didn’t declare war or “meddle”?  He stood for freedom and supported those fighting to achieve it.   

In the end, this is what Obama’s foreign policy is:  Apathetic, ineffective, anti-democratic, appeasing, cowardly, and weak.  This is what he chose.  This is what he is.  And this is what 52% of the American people voted for.

obama-iran

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Site Problems?

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 5, 2009

It appears I may be having some site problems.  If there isn’t an update shown on the main page since 6/4, then click on my June archives, it should show my recent posts.

TheJotus

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A Whole Bunch Of Qualified People Tell Obama “Stimulus” Plan Won’t Work

Posted by TheJOTUS on February 2, 2009

And by a whole bunch, I mean 200.  And by more qualified, I mean top economists, including four Nobel Prize winners. 

Together, these 200 top economists signed a national ad against the train wreck that is the “stimulus” plan proposed by the democrats:

“There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jump start the economy.”

President-Elect Barack Obama
January 9, 2009

With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true. Notwithstanding reports that all economists are now Keynesians and that we all support a big increase in the burden of government, we the undersigned do not believe that more government spending is a way to improve economic performance. More government spending by Hoover and Roosevelt did not pull the United States economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s. More government spending did not solve Japan’s “lost decade” in the 1990s. As such, it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. today.

Here is a neat little snap shot of the ad:

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Support for this plan is down to 42%.  And the more people find out what is tucked into this little pork belly, support will no doubt continue to drop.  If that does happen, will Obama and the democrats heed the advice of these 200 experts?

I don’t think so either.  So, this got me to thinking about a scene in the movie Armageddon, where they are debating on what actions to take about a massive asteroid rapidly approaching Earth (the metaphorical parallels are astounding here folks).

Basically NASA, the outfit clearly most qualified in this scenario, wants to do it one way; while the President’s team wants to do it another.  Arguing ensues, when one of the NASA’s scientists says:

“I know the President’s chief scientific adviser, we were at MIT together. And, in a situation like this, you really don’t want to take the advice from a man who got a C minus in astrophysics.   The President’s advisers are wrong.  I am right.”

Again……the parallels are frightening.

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Another Reason Why Pepsi Is A Horrible Drink

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 20, 2009

When I was a kid, the only soda my parents would get was Pepsi (To this day, when I visit, there is only freaking Pepsi to drink).  Occasionally, the old man would get cream soda but 99% of the time it was Pepsi.  And ever since then, I have hated it.  It tastes like sugar flavored plastic.  Although admittedly, there are times where I will muscle down one just to soothe my carbonation addiction.  Usually, it is the morning after a night out of drinking.  But always when nothing else is available–and never paid for by me.

However now we…err…I…have a new reason to hate Pepsi.  Funny, I don’t remember any congratulations to Bush when he won the Presidency…and definitely not from a mass marketing perspective.  I don’t recall people wanting to share their “hopes and dreams,” or calls to express our feelings or “refresh our nation.”  Any videos of the rallying cry “we’re all in this together” after 9/11?  Yeah……I don’t remember either. 

Plus, anybody notice the similarities in the Pepsi logo and B. Hussein Obama’s? 

It used to be that companies and products didn’t get involved in politics.  At least not officially.  It’s bad for business because the company risks alienating those on the other side of an issue or candidate.  And this particular marketing plan is a tad squirrelly:  For one, 58 plus million voted for the other guy.  Second, the whole “refreshing” theme has been a Coke thing for years. 

Apparently the Pepsi marketing team has as much creativity as these “B” list celebs…

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Obama Creates More Overhead

Posted by TheJOTUS on January 8, 2009

On Tuesday, Obama announced that he was going to put an end to earmarks altogether.  According to his press conference via The New York Times, Obama was going to “…ban all earmarks, the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review.”  These earmarks or “pet projects” are little–or sometimes big–nuggets of wholesome, monetary goodness tucked in nice and warm to some piece of legislation, which is usually passed without much question.

However, the method of banning earmarks doesn’t fall within the executive branch.  Yet Obama apparently doesn’t know this or he simply doesn’t care.  Interesting coming from an alleged Constitutional scholar.  Perhaps Constitutional Law 101 or Civics 101 wasn’t taught at Columbia or Harvard.  The bottom line is that spending bills derive in Congress, and they really have no ceiling on how they can construct the budget.  Basically, the only way Obama can get earmarks out would be to veto anything Congress presents to him with earmarks within it.  I doubt he would want to compromise the heart of his economic agenda just to make a point about something he himself exploited as a Senator.

But Obama can’t let these little details, shmeeetails get in the way.  He is dedicated to the elimination of these earmarks or pet projects.  So dedicated in the fight of government spending, he is creating a new government position:  A “chief performance officer.”   Or……more government overhead.  Ironic?

At any rate, it sounds like a really important position.  Surely it will require staff and expenses, which the tax payer will pay for of course.  Clearly starting off on the right foot.  Apparently, this new position will “kill off dubious government programs and ensure that taxpayer money was not wasted.” 

Hmmm, don’t we already have a person or people charged with those responsibilities?  Maybe Congress?  Or perhaps the President?

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