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Friday, October 26, 2012

Was Obama Administration Running Libyan Arms to the "Opposition" in Syria, and If It Was, How Many Fell Into Al Qa'ida's Hands?

For those of you concerned about the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in his attachment in Libya (which should be all of you), read the entire article linked below. It raises questions that should not be ignored because they are uncomfortable to contemplate or because they don't jibe with your political world-view.

If only 10% of this is true, Iran-Contra will look like a good idea in retrospect. If the bulk of this is true, we've got some serious issues bubbling up in the Middle East and within our own government.

This would also explain why Romney has backed off his attacks on the Benghazi murders--the tentacles run deep and there are serious international implications to be addressed down the road. If this report is true, whoever wins in November is going to have a serious global political issue to defuse.

Link to Frank Gaffney, Jr's October 22, 2012, article in the Washington Times: The real reason behind Benghazigate

It's our duty as Americans and our responsibility to the people serving this country overseas to read everything we can about this situation so we can make our own conclusions extra of what we are being spoon-fed by the government and the corporate media.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Barack Obama Calls Mitt Romney A 'Bullshitter,' Doesn't Mention Multiple Stories On Benghazi Or Failure To Follow Through On His Own Campaign Promises

Here's the Part Where I Type the Word 'Bullshit' 16 Times
  • In the 10th grade I brought a can of bullshit repellent to school and sprayed it during my English class. Everyone thought this was funny. The teacher even laughed while he confiscated it and sent me to the vice-principal's office
  • My health insurance just increased by 8% because of "administrative costs," to which I replied "that's bullshit"
  • My father used to say that pretty much every excuse I came up with for coming home three hours late was "bullshit"
  • My ex-wife's entire history is filled with either 'loads of bullshit' or enough 'bullshit to sink a battleship' depending on who she is talking to at the time
  • Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, told Rolling Stone magazine that Mitt Romney is a "bullshitter" 
I get it, there's a lot of bullshit in the world. I've bullshitted people, you've bullshitted people, I've stepped in bullshit, you've sat around bullshitting, politicians are full of shit, and I've seen a shitload of bullshit flung about this election season. I'm used to bullshit, you're used to bullshit, and we can both smell bullshit from a mile away. So on it's face, it's silly to get all twisted up when the President of the United States calls his opponent a 'bullshitter.' 

Here's Why I Think Obama Calling Romney A 'Bullshitter' is Bullshit

If Obama had been caught on a hot mic, with an expectation of privacy, telling someone he thought Romney was a 'bullshitter,' I wouldn't think twice about it, just like when Dick Cheney called Adam Clymer, from the New York Times a 'major league asshole.' Remember that? Remember the incessant media firestorm? Wow, that was a big deal! And it was way back on September 4, 2000. And people still remember it!

That's some bullshit right there.

I expect the person who occupies the Oval Office to be able to communicate to the people of the United States from a position of class and propriety, but I also realize I want my leaders to have enough testicular fortitude to use the word 'bullshit' on occasion, so quite frankly Obama calling Romney a 'bullshitter' is no big deal.


Except this wasn't an open mic or a mistake, it was an answer to a question, and it was picked up and reported with glee by the Corporate Media. Why the double-standard?
  • Is it because Cheney attacked one of their own, and well, that's not nice?
  • Is it because Obama is a cool dude and that's just the way cool dudes from Chicago speak?
  • Is it because the media agrees with Obama about Romney and feels no compunction to raise any issues about Obama's charge?

Until the corporate media in this country decides to treat all of our politicians equally when it comes to their statements, this country will continue its current decline toward a government run via cult of personality.

What's Good for the Goose Is Good for the Bullshitter

I don't mind Barack Obama calling Mitt Romney a bullshitter, but I take great offense at the incivility that occurs when someone takes Barack Obama to task. I got blasted for four hours on Tuesday with some of the most vile attacks I have ever received because I inferred that Obama only acted--and was not in fact an actual--asshole with his comment to Romney about aircraft carriers and submarines on Monday. 

That's bullshit.

This isn't an oligarchy or a dictatorship. We refer to the president as Mr. President and don't capitalize the word 'president' when referring to the office or person by design. The design? So we don't confuse our chief executive with royalty or some other fool who thinks he was put in charge by God Himself.

Every time we let a person who occupies the White House get away with thinking he's special, our grasp on freedom does in fact loosen a little.

But Here's Something You Might Actually Find Interesting

During my research, I typed the words "Obama calls Romney bullshitter" into Ask.com (they don't deserve a link) just to verify the quote. Here are the first six results:
  1. Calling bullshit on Romney's latest
  2. Romney is calling Obama out on his bullshit
  3. Mitt Romney keeps repeating bullshit
  4. David Letterman calls bullshit on president
  5. Four keys to winning Ohio
  6. Colin Powell endorses Obama again
Thinking something was amiss, I went over to Google and typed "Obama calls Romney bullshitter." Here are the first three results:
  1. Powell endorses Obama, again and Obama calls 'other guy' a bullshitter
  2. Obama calls Romney a bullshitter
  3. Classy: Obama calls Romney a bullshitter
Results 4 through 10 were all pretty much the same.

Makes you kind of wonder what kind of  bullshit algorithm Ask.com uses doesn't it?  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! I Have Secured A Copy Of Barack Obama's Plan For His Second Term. (Not a joke, this is his actual plan)

It's not just a shiny, glossy, 20-page brochure. It's much, much more than that--it contains the sum and substance, the width and breath, of Barack Obama's intense plan for his second term.

Out on the campaign trail, Barack Obama touts his brand-new,
just released plan for his second term.

Here's some highlights directly from Barack Obama campaign website:

Page 1

Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5

That's it, there's the President's plan for his second term. You probably don't believe me so here's the link to Barack Obama's official campaign website that I got his plan from: Link to Barack Obama's official campaign website Jack got Obama's plan from.

Other than some missing pictures that beefed the brochure up to 20 pages, this is the plan Obama put together in response to Mitt Romney's assertion that he has no plan.

Do you need me to decipher this for you or can you figure out how you are being played for a fool by Barack Obama and his campaign staff?

People, it's time to get a grip, put your fascination with your idol to the side, and get serious about your future.

The World Wants Obama! One More Reason I'm Not Going To Vote For Him.

WARNING: This piece is entirely insulting to pretty much everyone, and I mean on a world-wide scale, not just to the people I insult on a regular basis. By continuing to read this column you forfeit the right to contact me and type mean things to me with that silly foreign accent of yours.

I like the world, well, some of it anyway. I've been to a lot of places, but I haven't spoken to a lot of people in it. There's two reasons for that:

  1. I really don't like people all that much
  2. I only speak English, in spite of four years of Spanish in high school (but my World War II German U-boat commander accent is phenomenal thanks to my brother Dave)
I don't pay a lot of attention to the world, but I learned from it today that Mitt Romney is going to blow it up. That would suck, because I live here. 

I also learned that the rest of the world is supporting Barack Obama for re-election and that we here in the US should listen to the nattering international nabobs who are afraid of Romney and vote for Obama to protect the world from, well, us, I think. This led me to a poll by the BBC, which when it is not starring in Austin Powers movies or airing dreadful Gordon Ramsay reruns, apparently travels the world in a quest to influence our politics. Now granted, the BBC didn't have the resources to poll every country in the world, (hence the interesting omission of countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia) but the conclusion the BBC desperately wants America to come to is that the world wants Obama! And hell, we all know that once it's in a poll it's as accurate as Wikipedia! I have another opinion: maybe the rest of the world is still under the impression Barack Obama is not a weak, feckless, miserable failure of a leader, but that seems unlikely.

Let's look at the poll and see if we can figure out why we Americans are so pitifully out of step with the rest of the world because we want to elect someone with some qualifications to lead after our silly four year dalliance with ineptitude:
  • Kenya backs Obama 68% to 18%. This is a surprise to anyone? Seriously? The 18% who support Romney are probably Obama's half-siblings
  • Okay, Poland is a bit of a surprise, which makes me question the accuracy of this poll considering that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski claimed that Obama's reneging on a deal with Poland and the Czech Republic over the ballistic missile shield amounted to a "betrayal" of the two countries
  • Pakistan wants Romney to win, probably because Obama is bombing the snot of the countryside with drones
  • Malaysia goes Obama! Of course, the weak dollar is a boon to Malaysia, but whatever
  • Surprisingly Nigeria is supporting Obama, of course drone strikes are still rare there (Leftists: this line is an example of sarcasm)
  • Panama is for Obama probably because of bad memories of Teddy Roosevelt, but if it wasn't for the canal we gave them, Panama would only be known for its hats
  • Canada supports Obama because our friends north of the border finally feel like equals now that America sucks, and as long as Obamacare is in effect their own disaster of a health care system is off the hook
  • South Korea. One word: An Improved US economy under Romney will threaten Hyundai's share of the US auto market. But if I was South Korea and North Korea was just north of me, I would support a guy who actually had some testicular fortitude when it came to people who wanted to kill me
  • Turkey. This is a no-brainer because an Obama second term finally gives Turkey a chance to dominate NATO
  • Japan. See South Korea
  • China. I read that China was rooting for Obama even though Romney had shipped "hundreds" of jobs to China. "Hundreds" of Chinese workers fall into storm drains every day and no one notices. Actually, China is rooting for Obama because they've been able to under value their currency for fours years without a peep from Obama. To the Chinese it's called: 
Not to hit you with a mallet or anything,
but this is the Chinese symbol for "winning."
  • Germany, not surprising upon a second look. I mean who wouldn't want to overtake the economy of the last super-power 65 years after you got your ass kicked by it? The German sense-of-humor is second to none. Sometimes
  • The UK is squarely in Obama's corner, not because of Socialism or anything, but the insult tossed at the Queen by gifting her an iPod loaded with his speeches mollified the anti-Monarchists and the rest of the country is just happy to have Winston Churchill's bust back where it belongs instead of the place of honor it had been occupying in the White House
  • Mexico. This is a big surprise, because unlike Canada, the better the US economy does, the better the Mexican economy does. And anyway, most Mexicans probably didn't hear about the 300+ Mexican citizens who were killed under the Fast & Furious program. Plus there's an open invitation to every Mexican citizen to join the Democrat Party--as long as they can get here, so that's probably a good reason to support Obama
  • Australia? Really, Australia, but then again you gave us Men At Work and Outback Steakhouse, both of which seemed like good ideas at first, until you got to know them a little better
  • Brazil. Right, Brazil has taken control of its economy and energy needs, so all it needs now is for America to continue its death spiral so the world can welcome the newest major economic power to the game. I hope all these people who answered this poll aren't too embarrassed to samba in their  thongs in public
  • Peru. I don't know much about Peru, but I did hire some painters once who told me how they came from Peru to America to work because back home their bosses would have them beaten when they asked for their pay. I don't know what this has to do with anything, but it's all I've got
  • Indonesia. Obama grew up there for crying out loud. He's a local hero, so unless he was a real jerk as a kid I'd expect them to favor him over Romney
  • France. Seriously, France gets to have a say? I would think other countries would first ask how France answered and then answer the opposite way, but then again, what the hell do I know? France is in such bad shape all of its rich people are considering moving to England, so go figure
  • Spain likes Obama too! Which is not surprising considering that they only lasted as an economic force for about 30 years after Franco died and now they're looking to Greece for economic answers

As I look at these poll results, one thought crosses my mind: who cares? America did fine (and so did a lot of the world I might add) when America went about its business without listening to what everybody else told us we should be doing. Why should we as a country bend our will to the opinions of  former colonists and imperialists, or countries who have it in their best interests for the US to fail? That sounds like pretty irrational reasoning to me.

Some of you might say, "wow Jack, xenophobic much?" Other's might say, "wow Jack, you're like the uber-ugly American." The rest of you might say, "Listen Jack, people like you are the reason the world doesn't like America," while you compare me to a Borat character because that's where you learned everything you know about America.

To all of you I repeat, who cares? Most Americans, and pretty much everybody else, wake up in the morning and give thanks that America even exists. Sure we're not perfect some times, but with the possible exception of France, what country really is? If people think Mitt Romney is going to engulf the world in the flames of war, then they're obviously not paying attention: Not to the words Romney speaks himself without the distortion of the media's filter, and not to the drones that Obama has programmed with his kill list. Seriously people, you've got to get a grip.

The world does way better when America's economy is strong but America's economy is going to continue to falter as long as Barack Obama sits in the White House trying to figure out his next move in a manner not dissimilar from the way a squirrel crosses the street at rush hour. So you have to ask yourself what the motivations of the BBC and the people behind this poll were. Also, what was the sample? The BBC says it was 21,797 people, but what was the break down by country, wealth, political affiliation, age, sex, etc.? When were people contacted and what were they asked? Grown ups have to ask these questions in order to make educated decisions about the political decisions they make.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Special Message to Obama Supporters and Democrats In General About the Lynn University Debate

Cool huh? This picture was designed just for you so you could easily
understand what the Democrat leadership wants you to believe happened
last night in Boca Raton.

In order to review last night's debate at Lynn University between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, we're going to first read a quote by James Carville about why he became a Democrat operative that has been cruising around the Internet the past few days:

“Ideologies aren’t all that important. What’s important is psychology.
The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.
Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality.
What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.
The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn’t have a clue than there were Republicans.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you’re smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That’s why I’m a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”

Okay, okay, this quote is most likely completely fabricated by some Republican operative out there who is trying steer the narrative, both parties do it and it happens all the time. James Carville is a hack, but he's not stupid. There is no record of Carville ever uttering these words other than on an un-cited Internet quotation page, but let's look at some of Obama's words from last night in the context of the supposed quote you just read. Being as all politics is theater, and all October politics is drama, kind of makes you think a little about how you are being spoken to, doesn't it?

Italicized comments are mine.

  • "[Romney's] praised George Bush as a good economic steward and Dick Cheney as somebody who's--who shows great wisdom and judgment" Make sure you blame Bush! I like that he got a Cheneybomb in there too!
  • "What I want to do is to hire more teachers, especially in math and science, because we know that we've fallen behind when it comes to math and science. And those teachers can make a difference." The Federal Government doesn't hire teachers at the local level and you're a moron if you think otherwise. This also makes it sound like Obama thinks we're a nation that sucks at math and science because its devoid of math and science teachers. If I were a math or science teacher I'd be insulted, in spite of my slobbering union fealty.
  • "And if we've got math teachers who are able to provide the kind of support that they need for our kids, that's going to determine whether or not the new businesses are created here." First of all, what the F@:-) does this even mean? Second of all, apparently Obama does think our current math teachers do absolutely suck at their jobs. 
  • "We need to be thinking about cyber security. We need to be talking about space. That's exactly what our budget does, but it's driven by strategy. It's not driven by politics." We haven't had a budget in 1272 days. The budget Obama gave to Congress received zero votes. He is the only President in US history to not sign a budget during his time in office.
  • "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines." This is just utterly insulting, condescending and patronizing to say to anyone. I know a lot of Democrats cheered this, and that says all you need to know about the complete and utter decay of respect and statesmanship the Democrat Party has foisted upon you. I've heard incompetent, arrogant bosses speak to people like this my whole career, and they've never lasted long because this management style is more about being an asshole just because you can be an asshole rather than about getting things done. 
  • "When I came into office, the world was divided." And now its pretty much completely against us. 
  • "If we're going to talk about trips that we've taken -- when I was a candidate for office, first trip I took was to visit our troops. And when I went to Israel as a candidate, I didn't take donors. I didn't attend fundraisers. I went to Yad Beshef (ph), the Holocaust museum there, to remind myself the nature of evil and why our bond with Israel will be unbreakable." French President Nicolas Sarkozy: "I cannot bear Netanyahu. He's a liar." Barack Obama: "You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you." November 8, 2011. Obama visited other Middle Eastern countries as president, but skipped Israel. That move has not been lost on anyone other than Obama.
  • "Over the last four years we've made real progress digging our way out of policies that gave us two prolonged wars, record deficits and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression." No, we are exactly where we were when Obama took office if you don't count the extra $5 trillion in debt we've accrued. So basically, Obama's policies have cost us an incredible amount of money to maintain the status quo.
  • "I want to reduce our deficit by cutting spending that we don't need but also by asking the wealthy to do a little bit more so that we can invest in things like research and technology that are the key to a 21st century economy." Except he hasn't done a damned thing in four years toward that goal, and how is taxing the wealthy going to cut the deficit, reduce the debt and help us invest in things like research and technology, whatever the hell that means? You people do realize these are just empty words that are meant to excite the dopiest among the base right?
Read the full transcript here, even the dopey things Mitt Romney said. Full transcript (I used this web site not because of any loyalty to it, but because it came up first on my Google search.

    My point

    Forget the fools who run the parties, and what the other fools who run the other parties say about them. You wouldn't work for, or otherwise spend time, with a person who held others in such little regard, would you? You wouldn't trust someone who was so devoid of substance that all he was capable of uttering were a bunch of tired talking points, would you? You wouldn't pick this type of person to marry or otherwise enter into a relationship with one of your children, would you?

    Then why are you supporting him for president?

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    No Matter How Hard I Try, I Just Can't Avoid the Idiocy of the Liberal Media Intelligentsia: Dave Marsh, I'm Talking To You

    Warning: The following column does not offer the writer's opinion of abortion, nor does it attempt to defend or attack any politician's position on same. What it does do is point out the viewpoint of an example of leftist thought and then take that point to task. If you are unable to grasp this, you are either not smart (or open-minded) enough to waste your time on this Blog, or you have been so brainwashed by liberal group-think that you are unable to understand any concept that doesn't further your own decaying agenda. Continue at your own peril, but don't bother me with you opinion of it.

    I had a nice weekend

    I spent a nice weekend away from the daily grind of coming up with ever-brilliant ways to convince you your politics are wrong. I had no laptop, my cellphone was off, I watched no television. I did listen to the radio whilst I zoomed the Chevy Familymobile through the rolling countryside of Pennsylvania and Maryland. It was too cold for a long motorcycle ride, which is actually my preferred way of speaking to my cosmic shrink, so a cage-rider I became.

    Even getting stuck for 20 miles behind a pickup truck
    hauling hay didn't dampen my spirits, until I found Dave
    Marsh on the radio
    I woke up Sunday morning, had a nice breakfast (with scrapple), some good craic, and then got on my way home. My general direction home was north and east, so I got on the first road I found that was going in that direction and stayed with it until it ended. Then I'd turn on another road, and another, until six hours later I was home. With my trusty Sirius/XM working feverishly to keep me entertained, I switched from classical, to 60's, to Classic Vinyl to Soul Town. The sun was shining, the leaves were turning, the sky was blue... There were a thousand cliches swarming around me as I enjoyed my little slice of solitude.

    Then I mistakenly subjected myself to Dave Marsh

    Unfortunately, my peaceful Sunday morning ended when I came to XM28 - the Spectrum - and the Sunday morning show called Kick Out the Jams which is hosted by the ever-insufferable and tedious Dave Marsh, of Creem Magazine and Rolling Stone fame. You Seventies burn-outs just cheered at the Creem Magazine reference--but seriously, grow up. According to his bio, Dave is apparently a tireless anti-censorship fighter, political lecturer, all-around rock and roll gadfly, and generally boring personality who has been swallowed whole by his own self-importance. Dave is also--in his own words--a "tough m@#$%^@#$%^@#" from Detroit who had some heart trouble last year that his doctor said should have given him a heart attack, but Dave's self-described toughness apparently frightened the heart attack away.

    Anyway, Dave was droning on about some movie that was set in Australia, and rabbits were the only creatures capable of surviving the oncoming nuclear fallout from a nuclear war that took place in the Northern Hemisphere. It was all very deep and philosophical, in a pothead sort of way, and I stayed because I wanted to find out what movie he was talking about. Then, without warning, Dave started talking about Frank Wilson, one of the writers of the Supremes 1968 hit Love Child.

    This is the part where Dave's idiotic politics cloud his understanding of a Motown song

    Here's a sample of the lyrics:

    I started my life in an old, cold, run down tenement slum
    My father left, he never even married my mom
    I shared the guilt my mama knew
    So afraid that others knew I had no name

    This love we're contemplating
    Is worth the pain of waiting
    We'll only end up hating
    The child we may be creating

    If you use some intelligence, the lyric of this song presents a powerful message about being responsible before you're ready to bring a child into the world. Read the rest of the lyric here.

    After Dave finished a rather nice remembrance of Frank Wilson, he had this to say:
    "Maybe Romney and Ryan should listen to this song and then take whatever device they use to listen to it on and shove it up their, well, you know."
    This made me mad because I always get mad when ignorant children are allowed access to public address systems.

    Let's examine exactly what this leading liberal rock and roll scholar is saying

    The song is clearly about a woman attempting to persuade her lover to wait to consummate their relationship until they have built a solid foundation for the child they may conceive. The song is not a glorification of irresponsible sex, it is a warning of the consequences to come.

    I started school in a worn, torn dress that somebody threw out
    I knew the way it felt, to always live in doubt
    To be without the simple things
    So afraid my friends would see the guilt in me

    What Dave is saying with his angry dismissal of Mitt Romney's view on abortion is that this child, because of the failure if its parents, does not deserve a shot at living. Regardless of your stance on abortion--and I make no point pro- or con- here--the view that a child should be aborted because its parents were not responsible prior to conception is a horrifyingly dangerous political stance to take. Dave Marsh clearly and succinctly makes the case that the subject of this song would have been better off not being born at all rather than being born into poverty or without a father. Apparently, in Dave Marsh's world, poor children don't deserve to live. If I was a poor person, or an illegitimate child, I would be exceedingly chilled by Marsh's political views.

    Dave makes no comment about the irresponsibility of a man or woman who bring a child into the world under less-than-perfect circumstances. Nope, Dave just thinks the kid doesn't deserve a chance to live in the first place, well, because it would be easier.
    Dave Marsh is angry at illegitimate children
     and Mitt Romney.
    He thinks the world would be better
    off without either.

    Dave's off-handed comment also left Romney's position unstated in the hopes his ignorant listeners would assume Mitt plans to criminalize abortion on January 21, 2013 (he couldn't if he wanted to).

    Being the super-duper rock and roll genius Marsh proclaims himself to be, I assume he understands the content and message of the song. Being the tremendously accomplished writer his bio says he is, I also assume he understands how to formulate opinions and arguments. These two assumptions leave me no choice but to conclude Marsh knew exactly what he was saying with his comment about Romney and Ryan.

    Obviously, Dave feels that he himself should have been aborted had his parents' irresponsibility resulted in his growing up without a traditional nuclear family, or maybe even just regular old poor.

    Dave Marsh sounds like a concerned progressive person, and maybe he honestly thinks he's right when he says that life is a matter of choice if the circumstances aren't easy. But, Dave Marsh is putting forth a political belief that life is not important if it is not easy, and he is urging the government to hold that belief as well.

    Dave Marsh is a dopey rock and roll journalist, and as such his political beliefs are about as consequential as a Bruce Springsteen song, but the problem is, he is representative of the people who are attempting to hijack personal responsibility in the guise of compassionate government policy. That my friends, is the road to hell, and I'm not talking about theological hell, I'm talking about the hell the Russians inhabited under Josef Stalin, or the Germans under Adolph Hitler. Laugh at me if you want, but if you're laughing you obviously don't have much of a grasp of history.

    This liberal group think has become a festering rot on society. Maybe instead of lambasting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for holding beliefs about life and conception that run counter to his own, liberal Dave Marsh should spend some time taking people to task who view conception as an inconvenience to sex, rather than a reason for it.

    It's time we started listening to exactly what the liberals in the media are telling us and then responding appropriately.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    POP QUIZ! Current Events!

    Okay students of democracy and freedom! There's been a lot of stuff flying around this week so to make sure you're all paying attention we're going to have a little Friday morning pop quiz!

    Score 10 points for each correct answer, zero points for each incorrect answer. There are no trick questions, there are no sketchy deals.

    1. In a speech this week, Joe Biden asked the audience to raise their hands if they knew someone who had served in the two wars America is currently fighting. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) raised his hand. Name the two countries Biden and Reid said we were currently fighting in:

    1. Iraq and Afghanistan
    2. Afghanistan and Iraq
    3. Iraq and Iran
    4. Iraq and Afghanistan
    5. Bermuda and Burkina Faso
    2. On the Jon Stewart (D-ComedyCentral) show Thursday, Barack Obama said the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was:
    1. A horrible tragedy for the American people
    2. A complete black mark on the Obama Administration's foreign policy
    3. A total failure of the State Department and Administration to properly protect its diplomats
    4. Not optimal
    5. Caused by an obscure movie and a terrorist attack that wasn't perpetrated by al Qa'ida except that it was
    3. Joe Biden claimed in a speech this week that when he was a college football player he almost got arrested for entering a girl's dormitory at a college in Ohio. What college did Joe Biden play football for?
    1. Ohio State
    2. Penn State
    3. University of Delaware
    4. Temple University
    5. None. Joe Biden lied. The yearbooks of the University of Delaware during the time Biden attended school there neither lists Joe Biden in its football program nor shows a picture of him with the team
    4. Mitt Romney said that he had "binders full of women" during the debate Tuesday night. He was referring to:
    1. The resumes of qualified women he kept on file while governor of Massachusetts
    2. An evil Republican scheme to keep women from succeeding during the "War on Women"
    3. A kinky Mormon drinking game
    4. A stupid meme that the Democrat Party is relying on because they have run out of actual ideas
    5. Answer 1 and 4
    5. During the debate Tuesday the following exchange between President Obama and Mitt Romney took place:
    ROMNEY: How much did you cut them by?
    OBAMA: I'm happy to answer the question.
    ROMNEY: All right. And it is--I don't think anyone really believes that you're a person who's going to be pushing for oil and gas and coal. (gestures to Obama) You'll get your chance in a moment I'm still speaking.
    OBAMA: Well...
    ROMNEY: And the answer is I don't believe people think that's the case because...that wasn't the question.
    OBAMA: Okay.
    ROMNEY: That was a statement.
    Chris Mathews (D-MSNBC) felt this exchange showed that Mitt Romney:
    1. was a tough debater
    2. didn't allow President Obama to make his case
    3. made a good point about President Obama's shackling of the energy industry in the United States
    4. "[doesn't] understand the Constitution of the United States. He's (Obama) the president of the United States. You don't say, 'you'll get your chance.'"
    5. Is out of touch with the monarchists in the Mainstream Media
    Answer Key

    Question 1 = 3
    Question 2 = 4
    Question 3 = 5
    Question 4 = 5 (5 point partial credit if you answered either 1 or 4)
    Question 5 = 4 (5 point partial credit if you answered 5)

    Your Score (50 possible total points)

    45 - 50 points: You are a good American and should consider yourself an educated voter
    35 - 44 points: You have been baffled by the bullshit and need to pay better attention
    25 - 34 points: You're really a bit of a moron aren't you?
    15 - 24 points: You are a Democrat
    0 - 14 points: You watch too much MSNBC and should venture out of your mom's basement once in a while

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen: Champion of the Little Guy, Fellow Band Members, Not So Much

    I'm a rare bird. Not because of my utter brilliance, or my completely correct views on politics. No, I am rare because I'm from New Jersey and I think Bruce Springsteen is an insufferable bore.

    Bruuuuuce hit the road in support of Barack Obama's re-election today, because Bruce considers himself the ultimate champion of the little guy and Barack Obama likes celebrities. They make a perfect match.

    I don't buy the everyman schtick, and frankly, it's gotten tedious to me because it's so contrived.

    In the early 1990's I owned a title company in New Jersey that did property searches for title insurance, mortgages, and real estate transfers. I received a job from a bank client of mine for a foreclosure search on property owned by one of the members of the E Street Band (Bruce had broken the band up to pursue his God-awful 1990's music a year or so prior). I won't mention the name of the band member, but when I got the job, the name was instantly recognizable.

    Now, I can't say whether Bruce offered to help, but what I can say is a member of Springsteen's "Band of Brothers" lost his property because he couldn't pay the note on it, and he couldn't pay the note because the Boss had taken away his livelihood.

    As a libertarian, I view the world through the lens of self-reliance and taking care of one's own business, so far be it for me to criticize Bruce Springsteen for not helping out a friend in need.

    But then again, I don't go around pissing and moaning that the country is unfair and that we should all stop what we are doing to help those who are less fortunate.

    To me, Bruce Springsteen is a hypocrite who feels guilty about his success and has therefore decided to spend his days trying to get the rest of us to feel as guilty as he does.

    You Barack My World

    This is why I am a libertarian.
    This is why people who love their elected leaders scare the hell out of me.
    This is why I am scared of the Cult of Personality that is infecting our government.
    This is why the Democrat Party has become a danger to the future of this country.

    From Barack Obama's official Tumblr page.
    The caption: "Our new favorite tee-shirt."
    If you are writing "You Barack My World" on a tee-shirt before a political rally instead of working to better yourself and your future, you are nothing more than a useful idiot to the people who depend on useful idiots to maintain their incomes.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Setting Barack Obama, Candy Crowley, the Democrat Party And the Rest of America Straight On the Administration's Comments on the Benghazi Attacks

    Debate Round II was pretty much a draw last night, but like David Axelrod says, it's hard to combat an opponent who lies. Couple that with a moderator who is obviously in the tank for President Obama and its a credit to Mitt Romney's skill and rhetorical power that the debate was as close as it was.

    In spite of Obama's record on the economy (which is dreadful) he is still in the running for a second term. This is because most of America has suddenly found itself dumb, weak and mired in daddy issues. Let's assume for a second that Obama is right and Romney is wrong when it comes to economic issues. There is one issue that should (in an adult world) disqualify Obama from ever holding public office again.


    Candy Crowley had Obama's back last night and helped him out of the corner that Mitt Romney had boxed him in to, but the simple fact is the American people were lied to, and the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens has been disgustingly parsed and used as a political tool--by the Obama Administration--since September 12.

    It's sad that it takes a little libertarian blogger from deep in the polluted Socialist netherworld of New Jersey to keep the truth about what the Administration said about Benghazi alive, but at least there are some of us left who care about the truth.

    Fourth Paragraph of President Obama's Rose Garden Speech, September 12, 2012:
    Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.
    In the couched world of political-speak, Obama is sending a message to someone that something was at the root of the attacks. In essence, he is reprimanding those who perpetrated the attacks while he is offering an excuse for them. This is the realpolitik of dealing with Islamofascists and those who do their bidding.

    Tenth Paragraph of President Obama's Rose Garden Speech, September 12, 2012:
    No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values we stand for.
    In the couched world of political-speak, this is called covering your bases, and one cannot blame the President for doing just that. In fact, it was the proper thing to do, but it doesn't matter what he said on September 12, because the nation was told for two weeks thereafter that the attacks were caused by the Innocence of Muslims video (Getting the Story Straight, September 18, 2012). The lie was being set up as early as the morning after the attack. I contend that the lie was fabricated to protect Obama's campaign theme that Osama is dead, al Qa'ida is dissected and the War on Terror is over. Understanding Democrat Party politics, this is the most logical explanation for the outright lying by everyone connected to the Obama Administration.

    On September 12, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made statements that John McCain called "excellent and moving" with "just the right message and tone." John McCain is no favorite of this Blog for his incessant mollifying and praising of liars and confused views on American domestic and foreign policy.

    Quotes from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Remarks on Benghazi on September 12:
    She said the US is "working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out the assault."
    "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior along with the protests that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet."
    "America's commitment to religion goes back to the very beginning of our nation, but let me be clear there is no justification for this. None. Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith..."
    These words are almost an exact parroting of Obama's words from earlier in the day. Obviously the President and the Secretary of State coordinated their speeches. There can be no doubt that the words of both were designed to send the same message.
    "It is especially difficult that this happened on September 11. It's an anniversary that means a great deal to all Americans."
    Unfortunately Clinton's words here confirm the suspicions of some that the administration was not competent enough to connect the dots.

    On September 16, Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice called the attacks a "spontaneous outbreak" caused by a "hateful" video that denigrated the prophet Muhammed. Suddenly we are left to believe that Clinton and Obama coordinated their words but left Rice out of the loop?

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted in the week that followed the attacks that there was "no evidence" that the attacks were "pre-planned or pre-meditated."

    On September 25, President Obama spoke the following words to the UN General Assembly:
    "In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. In every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they're willing to tolerate freedom for others. And that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, where a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only Muslims, but to America as well."
    "...we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of who they look or what they believe.
    We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. I know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws. Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.
     Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs."

    As the facts have come out, we now know President Obama knew this was a coordinated al Qa'ida attack immediately after the attack occurred.  We also now know the Libyan consulate was attacked previously and that four other attacks took place on other embassies in the previous months. All were perpetrated by al Qa'ida in North Africa.

    You can believe what you are told, or you can believe what you are told, but you'd best start believing your own intellect.

    The American people and the world were lied to, four men are dead, and the political bullies in the White House are blaming those of us who are not satisfied with the administration's response for playing politics. The obfuscation, ineptitude, outright lies and politicization of the Benghazi attacks alone should disqualify Barack Obama from serving a second term, regardless of the weight of his record on other issues.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    The President Didn't Mention Whether Nicki or Mariah Acted As Stupidly As the Cambridge Police

    You can't tell me President Obama is not afraid to jump right into the issues that are most pressing to America at this time of stagnant growth, high unemployment, soaring deficits and trouble abroad.

    In spite of his massive corporate wealth, dumb people
    everywhere are afraid that this is Big Bird's future
    under a Romney Administration.
    Last week, Barack Obama got tough (from a few states away) on Mitt Romney over Romney's assertion that he would cut funding to PBS. A lot of dumb people who don't understand that Big Bird is a more powerful corporate entity than Romney could ever dream of being, got very upset by this. That's okay, they're dumb, so Big Bird is about all they can handle in terms of crisis.

    Except when it comes to American Idol.

    In full disclosure, I used to watch American Idol, and even though I believe contests and art are antithetical to each other, I still enjoyed the show--especially the dumb people who thought they could sing but couldn't.

    I have stopped being interested in the show because it is pathetic, but in spite of that, I was unable to avoid the news that Nicki Minaj shot Nick Cannon because Mariah Carey clipped her fingernails in Randy Jackson's dressing room. Or something. I'm not really sure. I was too busy trying to survive the economic "new normal" to pay much attention, but I think I got the gist of the story.

    That's actually not the gun Minaj threatened
    Mariah Carey with, it's Ryan Seacrest's hairdryer.
    Anyway, in spite of this tragic series of events, President Obama was able to step up and show just what kind of statesman he is. Obama weighed in this morning on this troubling event on Michael Yo's radio show which is cleverly titled The Yo Show:
    Can you repair the relationship with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on "American Idol?" Yo asked.
    Paraphrasing his speech to the UN last month, the President of the United States of America had this to say: "I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident. I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards."

    Ever the hard-hitting journalist (otherwise why would the President appear on his show with everything else that's going on?), Yo then asked Obama who his favorite was.

    "Mariah, she's actually done some events for us. I've gotten to know her and Nick. She's a wonderful lady. Nicki I don't know, but I've got her on my iPod."

    So, if you want the President to like you, just give him stuff.

    In other news, the President still hasn't figured out exactly how our Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens was able to be brutally murdered during a pre-planned military-style attack on our Consulate in Benghazi, and he still hasn't figured out how his Administration mistook this attack for a protest about an anti-Islam video no one had really seen, in spite of real-time evidence to the contrary.

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Joe Biden, Assistant To The Commander In Chief Of the Thug Nation

    With one look Paul Ryan lets the old man he's lucky that only one of the
    debate participants was rude, boorish, ignorant and unhinged.
    Joe Biden's performance in last night's Vice Presidential debate should be cause for concern for every American who wishes our country was a little more civil in its discourse. However, if you're happy with the way things are in terms of how disrespectful we've become as a country, then Joe is your man. That says more about your ethical code than it does his.

    Joe Biden emulates annoying
    ex-spouses everywhere
    with his condescending
    lack of grip on reality
    Earlier in the week I wrote a piece about the decay of civility in Western Culture as a result of media pandering (Thug Nation, October 9). Little did I know that two days later the Vice President would prove boorish behavior is not just confined to our sporting events.

    The thing that bothers me most is that almost everyone who identifies themselves as 'Democrat' will believe Joe Biden did a wonderful job: After the debate, President Obama was quoted as saying, "I could not be prouder of Joe Biden tonight. I think he did great in the debate."

    Here's a few things I took away from the debate:

    • If Biden treats a member of Congress with such disrespect, imagine how he feels about regular people who don't agree with him
    • Constantly referring to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as 'Bibi' was meant to convey familiarity to minimize President Obama's known disdain for the PM, but instead it came off as condescending
    • Biden clearly lied about several things, including Libya, Iran and Medicare, but his awkward gesticulations will probably cover that fact up
    • In the private sector, men who behave this way are known as 'assholes,' in the Democrat Party they are known as 'leaders.'
    • Ryan knew the facts and remained respectful--a good role model for our future leaders
    • Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes, proving Democrat dogma that if you just shout louder your points suddenly become valid

    Martha Raddatz, the moderator (such as she was), has personal ties to the Obama Administration: Barack Obama attended her 1991 wedding to her now ex-husband Julius Genachowski, who just so happens to be in charge of the FCC. I report this as a sidebar because no one else will. I don't think that had anything to do with Joe Biden's ridiculous performance last night, but its worth noting the complete and total incestuousness of the corporate media and the inside-the-beltway-set. I for one am not comfortable with the relationship between the media and the government.

    I spent a lot of times in bars in my younger years. There's
    always some drunken fool on the other end of the bar
    raising his arms skyward and acting obnoxiously. It's a shame
    those guys are now running the government.
    America has become a rude, boorish, intolerant place filled with political ideologues who have no ability to debate facts with respect for the opinions of others. As a person who has received death threats from Democrats because of my firm belief that the country is headed in the wrong direction, I can personally attest to the incivility.

    Republicans are not innocent here, but lately its the members of the Democrat party, especially fervent Obama supporters, who show no respect for the opinions of others.

    Joe Biden is symbolic of the crass disregard for manners the Democrat Party exhibits in their quest to retain power--that you agree with that kind of behavior worries me more about the future of my country than the actions of the idiots we send to Washington does.

    On a side note, Mitt Romney controlled the first presidential debate through self-assurance, self-awareness and a well-developed ability to control a room with his stature. Joe Biden attempted to do the same thing and failed miserably, simply because he does not have the same stature.

    Paul Ryan spoke with authority and a quiet mid-western politeness the majority of Americans who cheer rudeness and incivility will not understand.

    The question is, when do we start expecting more from our leaders than the pitiful, childish performance Vice President Joe Biden turned in last night?

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    George Clooney Likes The First Amendment, Unless Of Course He Thinks You're An Idiot

    George Clooney had this to say about the cause of the Benghazi Consulate attacks: "I'm not quite sure that those diplomats dies as a result of that movie. It seems like it was a coordinated effort by al Qa-ida.  Movieline 10-10-12

    I was suprised how reasonable this sounded, however, I was not surprised the sycophants who hang on Clooney's every word didn't report what he said.

    Unfortunately, I continued to read Clooney's interview:

    "Freedom of speech means you ahve to allow idiots to speak, and that the unfortunate thing. This guy clearly wanted to creat problems," he continued referring to Nakoula Bassely, the Egyptian immigrant who appears to have masterminded the making Innocence of Muslims. Clooney added that he saw part of the YouTube video: "It made me mad and I'm not a Muslim," he said. "It made me mad for the quality of the film that it was, more than anything. But the simple truth is that in order to make [democracy] work, the idiots get to have their say, too. And that's unfortunate." I added the red highlights so you would know what you should be mad about, you know, in case you're an idiot.
    George Clooney may be dashing, but if you're an 
    idiot, well then, he'd prefer you'd keep your ideas
    to yourself.

    Imagine if someone who thought you were an idiot got in power?

    This my friends is what the liberal intelligentsia thinks of the free exchange of ideas. Imagine if I hated Oceans 11, or Oceans 12, or Oceans 13, and I advocated silencing and unfortunate foray into Oceans 14 and beyond.

    Now imagine that I had the power to make that come to fruition.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Thug Nation

    If you haven't seen it yet, you should check out Kansas City Chief offensive linemen Eric Winston tell the fans in Kansas City how repugnant it was to hear them cheer the fact that Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked out of Sunday's game with a concussion.

    Today, media types are indignant about what happened in Kansas City on Sunday as if, all of sudden, they opened their eyes and saw for the first time the climate they were complicit in creating.

    Thugs have been with us forever. Thuggery is nothing new. The problem is, for the past quarter century we've been conditioned by the dominant media culture in this country to cheer and emulate the behavior of thugs instead of separating the indiscretions of youth from the needs of society.

    After World War II, the nation was filled with thugs. Marlon Brando and James Dean  made their reputations playing thugs. People liked thugs just like they like them now, the difference is there were societal forces keeping them from emulating their favorite thug as a way of life. Through 1960s and 1970s thug life was a favorite well for Hollywood to draw from, but by the late 80s, things began to change.

    People still liked thugs, but by then mainstream media and dominant media culture were fully embracing the thug mindset as an acceptable way to sell product. In previous years, we visited with thugs by choice. We bought a movie ticket, or otherwise made a choice. By the mid-90s, thuglife became the norm as it began being incessantly forced on us by advertising and entertainment concerns.

    Most Americans were also afraid to voice their disapproval with this new cultural phenomenon out of fear of being labeled as racist. Like all popular cultural movements that came before, rap music attached itself to the thug life as a means of expressing the cultural discontent of the people making the music. Gangsta rap, West Coast versus East Coast, and all of the trappings that made rap music exciting and exotic when it started to break out were predominantly black idioms--but they were also the colorblind idioms of youth. That rap was a predominantly "black" idiom was used as a sales tool, but it spoke to all colors of disaffected youth (just like it's doddering old grandfather Rock & Roll had done thirty years before).

    The music and lifestyle were simply a natural progression from the Wild Bunch through Shaft to NWA. Race wasn't--and isn't--the issue, it's just that people who didn't understand the music also didn't understand that point. The explosion in media outlets during the time brought the music into the mainstream as older media outlets tried to compete with newer ones. MTV had huge ratings that ate into the broadcast networks revenue so the broadcast networks jumped on board. This also happened during the shift from the old-school media moguls to younger ones looking to change the paradigm. The result was a saturation of a lifestyle that would have otherwise remained counter to the culture and in the sole possession of the kids who were buying the music. This explains why punk, which was also a movement that embraced violence and thuggery had a normal shelf life while rap didn't.

    Now rap music is tired, bored, and corporate (just like all the other cultural movements that came before it) but we're stuck with its watered-down, pretend-thug version, because of the corporatization of it. The common-denominator that remains intact? The manufactured danger of the "thugs" the media upholds as role models while they are simply trying to earn advertising dollars on the backs of wanna-be's. That would be okay if there were actually civilized adults who weren't afraid to stand up and say "sure be a thug, just wash your hands and face and watch your language when you come in the house." Unfortunately there aren't.

    Couple that with the incessant glorification of violence the NFL uses to sell their product and you wind up with 50,000 farm-raised, mid-western middle income Americans cheering the brain damage of one of their entertainers.

    Entertainment is entertainment and life is cheap. Entertainers serve to entertain us: So serve us! Ancient Rome would be proud.

    Congratulations America.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    A Look At the September Jobs Report

    When you look a little deeper into the unemployment report for September, the numbers just don't show an improving economy or job market, no matter how you spin it. The problem is, you have to pay attention to numbers to understand them.

    Here are the numbers from the September BLS jobs report:

    Non-farm payroll employment rose by 114,000 jobs and the overall unemployment rate fell .3% to 7.8%.

    Employment increased in the following sectors:
    • Healthcare 
    • Transportation
    • Warehousing
    The manufacturing sector lost 16,000 jobs.

    The number of unemployed Americans is 12,100,000 (a decrease of 456,000 from August). In September, the number of job losers and employees completing temporary assignments was 6.5 million (a decrease of 465,000).

    Unemployment rates among major worker groups (numbers in parentheses show change from August):
    • Adult men: 7.3% (+ 0.2%) 
    • Adult women: 7.0% (-0.3%)
    • Teenagers: 23.7% (-0.9%)
    • Whites: 7.0% (-0.2%)
    • Blacks: 13.4% (-0.7%)
    • Hispanics: 9.9% (- 0.3%)
    • Asians: 4.8% (-1.1%)
    Number of long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more): 4,800,000 (-.04%). Long-term unemployed account for 40.1% (+ from 40%) of all unemployed persons.

    The civilian work force (155,100,000 (-0.2%)) and labor force participation rate (63.6%) declined in August, (hence the drop in the overall unemployment rate). This means the civilian unemployment rate dropped because fewer civilians are looking for work.

    The number of involuntary part-time workers (employed part-time for economic reasons) rose from 8.0 million in August to 8.6 million in September. According to the BLS, these workers were working part-time because their hours had been cut back or they were unable to find full-time unemployment, they are however, not considered "unemployed." This is a 0.07% increase in the number of involuntary part time workers.

    The number of workers marginally attached to the workforce (defined as individuals not in the workforce but who were available for, and ready to, work) remained steady at 2,500,000. These people were not counted as unemployed because they had not looked for work in the past four weeks. This is broken down as follows:
    • 802,000 discouraged workers (defined as those workers who have given up looking for work because they feel there is no job available to them)
    • The remaining 1,700,000 did not look for work because of other reasons
    • There is essentially no change in these numbers from August
    The overall unemployment rate (total unemployed + marginally attached + employed part-time for economic reasons) is just below 15%. Please read the Global Economic Intersection report for further details.

    Courtesy: Global Economic Intersection

    Simply put, the overall employment picture in the United States is grim, regardless of how the Feds spin them.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Ten Things I Learned From the Denver Presidential Debate

    Wow. I watch a lot of boring political things so I can say with some level of expertise that last night's Presidential Debate in Denver was the most lop-sided debate I have ever seen--at any level.

    Here's the Romney camp backstage after the debate:
    Courtesy of Ace of Spades HQ

    Ten Things I Learned Last Night (In No Particular Order):

    1. After 30+ years attending boring corporate meetings I've learned that the guy who runs the meeting by driving the agenda is the boss, whether he's actually the boss or not. Mitt Romney was the boss last night
    2. The Democrats are screaming that Mitt lied last night, yet I haven't seen them actually counter with any **non-partisan** facts to back up their accusation
    3. Based on Rachel Maddow's and Chris Matthews' unhinged post-mortem it has to be obvious to even the most delusional person that MSNBC/NBC is in fact an arm of the Democrat Party
    4. Barack Obama shouldn't have spent so much timing whining about the debate prep being hard and should have put a little effort in to actually prepping. His complaints that debate prep was "a drag" and that "they [were] making [him] do his homework" now make him seem like the lazy, arrogant, in-experienced man I thought he was
    5. Now that we know Obama lost so bad that even his friends in the Corporate Media have to admit to the truth, can they be trusted to tell us the truth about anything, including Mitt Romney's supposed lies? The Corporate Media has lost all credibility and now they are scrambling
    6. Jim Lehrer is kind of a doofus. A nice, gentlemanly doofus, but a doofus nevertheless
    7. I hate when I'm in an argument with someone and they kiss my ass by acting with faux-respect toward me. It was an embarrassment to watch the President of the United States of America attempt to win Mitt over by being nice to him. He really seemed weak and spineless--exactly the kind of guy I want on my side (Democrats take note: that was sarcasm)
    8. Obama arguing with Lehrer about the five seconds he had before he was interrupted gave me those special chills only reserved for people who unknowingly humiliate themselves. Also, Barack Obama is not a funny guy, he's a mean-spirited guy who sometimes says things that people think are supposed to be funny
    9. I have a crazy Liberal acquaintance of undisclosed proximity (is it my neighbor? workplace compatriot? guy who sells me my bagels? I'll never tell) who was up-in-arms over "Mittens" saying would pull Federal funding from PBS. Oh yeah, she also made fun of "Mittens" skin color. This is the level of discourse you're left with when the man you worship lets you down
    10. The next Presidential Debate is going to be fun. Mitt is on a roll and all of the pressure is suddenly on the President. The problem for the President is foreign policy is his weakness, his strengths were supposed to be domestic policy.
    "Happy Anniversary Honey! Michelle? Are you mad?"
    Courtesy of Ace of Spades HQ
    Take heart America, the Left is going to work real hard to get you to believe everything that came out of Mitt's mouth as a) a lie; and b) a piece of performance art. 

    It's up to you to decide who to believe: Your lying eyes and ears or David Axelrod and a bunch of television personalities who have admitted they are in the tank for Obama.

    Roll on VP Debates!

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    BREAKING NEWS! Mitt Romney Does Not Hug His Garbageman

    A few years ago I gave our garbageman a $40 tip for Christmas. The next week, in a typical crappy New Jersey January sleet storm, I came home to find my garbage pails stacked like a pyramid in the middle of my driveway. I was delighted to have to hop out of my car in the dark and sleet to move the pails so I could pull into my driveway. I haven't tipped my garbage collectors since.

    Mitt Romney's garbageman is upset because Mitt has never given him a bottle of water or shook his hand. Simply put, Mitt's garbageman says Mitt "doesn't care about him." Mitt's garbageman also feels like he is entitled to extra love because he provides a health service. Now mind you, Mitt's garbageman gets paid to pick up Mitt's garbage, but Mitt's garbageman doesn't feel like that's enough.

    Let's watch this AFSCME ad and see what conclusion we come to:

    This ad is asinine, and if you reach any other conclusion then you are also asinine. The man is getting paid to do a job. He needs to stop whining and do his job, or stop whining and get another job, but this whining that he does his job and doesn't get a hug from Mitt is kind of embarrassing..

    In other news, Mitt has actually worked as a garbageman:

    This is from Mitt's book No Apology (page 251):
    During my campaign for governor, I decided to spend a day every few weeks doing the jobs of other people in Massachusetts. Among other jobs, I cooked sausages at Fenway Park, worked on asphalt paving crew, stacked bales of hay on a farm, volunteered in an emergency room, served food at a nursing home, and worked as a child-care assistant. I’m often asked which was the hardest job – it’s child care, by a mile.
    One day I gathered trash as a garbage collector. I stood on that little platform at the back of the truck, holding on as the driver navigated his way through the narrow streets of Boston. As we pulled up to traffic lights, I noticed that the shoppers and businesspeople who were standing only a few feet from me didn’t even see me. It was as if I was invisible. Perhaps it was because a lot of us don’t think garbage men are worthy of notice; I disagree – anyone who works that hard deserves our respect. – I wasn’t a particularly good garbage collector: at one point, after filling the trough at the back of the truck, I pulled the wrong hydraulic lever. Instead of pushing the load into the truck, I dumped it onto the street. Maybe the suits didn’t notice me, but the guys at the construction site sure did: “Nice job, Mitt,” they called. “Why don’t you find an easier job?” And then they good-naturedly came down and helped me pick up my mess.

    Today's Democrat: Is It Healthy To Be A "Fan" of the President?

    The following pictures and text are taken directly from Obama for America, Barack Obama's Tumblr page.


    So, my father saw this fridge magnet and couldn’t resist buying it, not only because we as a family are die hard fans of Obama, but Bo looks exactly like our puppy :D As seen here :D
    The spitting image. (Also, aww.)

    Let's examine this seemingly innocuous post in a thoughtful, libertarian manner:
    • If you have a "I Bark for Barack" magnet on your refrigerator, you are an idiot
    • If you think your dog looks like Bo the First Dog (even if it does), you are sadly in need of a cosmic smack upside the head. It's a friggin' dog, they have limited DNA from which to extract their individual features
    • If your father is encouraging your delusion by sticking "I Bark for Barack" magnets on your refrigerator you need to talk to your mother, and learn from her mistakes
    • If you come from a family of "die hard Obama fans" you are part of the reason America is in its death throes
    • Cute is acceptable when you are decorating your bedroom with Hope and Change and Justin Beiber posters, but if you are basing your life decisions on the fact your dog looks like your political idol's, you are a fool
    You may be supporting Barack Obama because you feel in your heart he is doing what is right for America, and I'll respect your decisions even though I would like to engage you in an intellectually honest discussion because you are wrong.

    You may be supporting Barack Obama because you are a life-long Democrat and voting Republican would be like foregoing the Passover Seder for an Easter ham, and I'll respect your decision but I will question your grip on reality (you do realize the Democrat party has shifted slightly to the Left, right?).

    However, if you are like the young lady above who comes from a family of "die hard fans of Obama," I will say without equivocation that you are a danger to yourself and to my freedom. In fact, any human being who willfully submits that they are a "die hard fan" of any politician needs to be properly castigated and thoroughly ostracized.

    Listen up America, we have no time for cults of personality. We should have no patience for people who are "die hard fans" of the people we elect to run the country. We are the government, just as we are the economy, and we need to stop the childish hero worship and get on with the task of embracing and protecting our freedom.