August 22, 2011

HOLIDAY ROAD II..

Well, we paid all that money to haul the First Freeloaders up to Martha's Vineyard so you'd think that would be it, right? I mean, all they gotta do is run down to the book stores and restaurants to feed their faces ("Can't I just finish my waffles, sweetie?") and play a few rounds of golf or go sewimming..

..nothing high ticket, right?

WRONG!

Check out this motorcade he and sidekick Valerie Jordan took to his old bud's digs:


There's eight cars and a van of something going over those dirt roads of MV to the home of ComCast CEO Brian Roberts. Sayeth the Politico article:
The presidential motorcade on Martha's Vineyard peeled out of Blue Heron Farms at 5:15 p.m. with the president and Valerie Jarrett in tow.

After 10 minutes, we made an abrupt left turn on John Cottle Road— an unpaved, deeply rutted eight-foot-wide private path hemmed in by ivy, scrub oak and big, scary boulders.

After bottoming out four times — we're talking two-foot holes in a sand-and-gravel road, along with one hairpin turn — Obama and Jarrett arrived at the West Tisbury home of their friends Brian and Aileen Roberts, spokesman Josh Earnest informs us. It was 5:30 p.m.
Big scary shoulders? Were they talking about THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS?

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HOLIDAY ROAD..

Obama's vacation is receiving a nice skewering -- including the video below -- from the Michelle Obama's Mirror blog:


..the author, who writes from the perspective of THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS, presents a pretty witty take on the foibles of this dysfunctional first family (well, the alleged grown-ups at least) and deserves a visit once in a while for a great laugh.

In any event, kindly note the logistics involved in transporting one vain, narcissistic, vapid POTUS 500 miles from Washington D.C. to an island just off of Cape Cod South of Massachusetts.

Pretty staggering, huh?

Now multiply that by almost two because -- as you remember -- THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS could not wait for her hubby and went ahead by separate entourage in a special USAF transport. (See post below.) We are told that each sortie costs somewhere over $100,000 of our tax money.

Two thoughtless, inconsiderate piles of cow manure.

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August 21, 2011

WAR PLANNER CAPTION CONTEST..

"......"
First Prize:  Lunch at Burger King with "Slow" Joe Biden.
Second Prize: Lunch at Burger King with "Slow" Joe and The Pantload.
Third Prize: Lunch at Fat Burger with THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS; you pay.

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August 20, 2011

HOW BAD HAS THIS PRESIDENCY GOTTEN?

People pile on that "Miss me Yet?" Bush poster, proposing that it is time for a Carter version of the same.

..so Barack Obama's presidency has become such a malodorous stink bomb that we all have forgotten our misgivings about "W", cruised right past yearning for Bubba, the philandering cohibitator, and now grow nostalgic for disco, platform shoes, the Bee Gees, 8-tracks, and the days when our "only" problems were waiting in gas lines and having to endure an insufferable double-digit misery index.

In some ways, we long for Jimmah Carter.

To be clear: I hated Carter and I still do. I despised the bumbling ineffectiveness during his presidency and the absolute pig's breakfast he's made of his post-presidency. He is a garrulous, demented, senile old tool and useful idiot of lefty turd bags like Cheeseburger Moore. His utterances lately are the closest thing to diarrhea a human can evacuate orally.

But there is one thing to his everlasting credit: when the chips were down and he was at the absolute nadir of his presidency in the midst of the Iran hostage crisis, he kept America's interest and well-being first and foremost in his heart. He may have bumbled his way through this, but he did not give empty, self-absorbed speeches, did not embark on narcissistic "listening tour" bus trips, nor indulge in incredibly tone-deaf, exorbitant vacations. (And, insofar as I can remember, he and Rosalind travelled together on their vacation trips, sparing the American taxpayer the obscene double-billing.)

At the peril of his re-election, he imprisoned himself in the White House or Camp David, eschewing many opportunities to campaign while worrying over those poor unfortunates held prisoner by those sonsofbitches Aqua-Velva-Jhad and his merry men..

Carter always tried to be "like the common folk" with his cardigans, the "malaise speech", the imposition of 55 mph, and the other stupid things that festooned his four years. He was annoying, grating, and stupid. But he was not condescending nor was he arrogant.

Also, Rosalind Carter -- whom I irrationally disliked because of her association with Jimmah -- was a fine first lady who behaved decorously and kept in the background. In the main, both were -- in those days -- honorable people.

So, I never thought I'd say that but there it is:

Yes, President Carter, we do miss you very much!

(Tomorrow, I enter rehab.)

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Wal-Mart vs. The Morons



..courtesy of my good friend and fellow radio amateur radio operator, George, N6VNI:
1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx. 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

It is now official that the majority of you are corrupt morons:

1. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

2. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

3. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

4. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

5. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

6. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

7. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.
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August 19, 2011

Enjoy your vacation, Obama!


..the voting public will be waiting for your plan in September. Woe betide you if you fail to come up with anything.

(Frazetta's Death Dealer -- no special significance. )

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Sleaze-Bag-in-Chief

No time to "focus laser-like" on jobs or the economy, but -- from USA Today via Hot Air always time for a two-sortie vacation and time to golf and time to party at the White House and time to campaign:
President Obama has headlined 127 fundraising events for himself and others, significantly outpacing the fundraising activity of the previous five presidents during their first terms, new research obtained by USA TODAY shows.

By comparison, President George W. Bush had held 88 fundraisers and President Clinton, 76, at this point in their first terms, according to data compiled by Brendan Doherty, an assistant professor of politicial science at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Doherty, who also studies presidential activity with the non-partisan White House Transition Project, examined fundraising going back to President Carter…

“We have entered the era of the permanent campaign,” said Anthony Corrado, a campaign-finance expert at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. “This is a reflection … of the enormous sums that are anticipated for the election.”
Here's hoping this sorry sack drains all of the coffers of the Democrat high rollers and loses in a massive landslide taking the Senate and more seats in the House with his sorry ass. That'll set the party back years and make them think twice before they nominate an incompetent boob with no executive experience again..

..but,m then again, they're Democrats. It's what they do.

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It's come to this..

Over at Drudge today, they have a wonderful juxtaposition of stories: Teh Won off to play golf during his Martha's Vineyard vacation and the lead story with the headlines "THOUSANDS LINE UP FOR JOBS".

Could there be a better example of tone-deafness and being out of touch than this?

If there could be, I am sure this clown will figure it out. I mean he has 15 months left in his reign of error.

THE-OBLIGATORY-IT-GETS-BETTER UPDATE: Kieth Koffler -- over at The White House Dossier -- reports that not only is The First Turd going on vacation in the midst of this economic maelstrom, but THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS and he are taking separate jets (emphasis added):

Michelle Obama and President Obama traveled to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart, costing taxpayers thousands in additional expenses so she could have just a bit of extra vacation time.

Mrs. Obama and her daughters arrived just before 2 pm Thursday on a U.S. government jet, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, which got its information from the local airport. The first lady’s office has been silent on her travel. President Obama arrived in the evening along with the family dog Bo.

The extra costs related to Mrs. Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on a specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her. She would also have had her own motorcade from the airport to her vacation residence.

Aside from the obscene flaunting of privilege and waste of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money just so this clown and his ample-trunked main squeeze (and the family dog) can have their exotic vacation, it offers up innumerable straight lines.

Oh, I dunno, like the part about THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS having to travel "on a specially designed military aircraft" and The Pantload traveling with Bo. Just spitballin' here. Perhaps it really is a weight and balance problem with AF ONE and THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS.

"Might be a little tight, Chief, but we may be able to squeeze her in..

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August 18, 2011

After a hard road trip, a man deserves a little vacay..

Never mind the stock market is cratering, we stand on the brink of a double-dip recession, and,  in Europe, Germany's economy is folding like a cheap card table, The Magic Negro is headed off to his 10-day Martha's Vineyard vacation where he and THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS will be biking, swimming, sucking down Soft Serv and $500 lobster dinners, while the proles get along on their Victory Meat and 300-grams-per-week rations and try to scratch out a living.

Oh, but it's o.k. because he's got a plan coming out -- after Labor Day -- that will rescue us all from these doldrums. Lessee, more taxes, extend the payroll tax reduction and, of course, extend jobless benefits and put more people on food stamps because, like the Ag Sec says, it stimulates the economy.

But that's not what's pissing me off. You wanna know what really pisses me off? Some clown riding a fruit-ball bike in faggoty Mom jeans like this fairy does.


If you're a POTUS, act like you got something between your legs and not some goddam metro-sexual fairy. Also, try riding with other serious riders, fer crissakes.


No wonder people are going ape over Perry. It'll be good to have someone in the White House who has a set of stones..

..and that includes Michelle Bachmann.

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August 17, 2011

Frying his ass..

Here's the type of serious grilling that The Pantload is getting on his Listening Bloviating Bus[t] Tour, according to a twitter from Jake Tapper over at ABC:

Young man tells POTUS it’s “time for the wealthy to pay their fair share” — POTUS calls him “an extremely well informed young man”

And he seems to be whistling past the graveyard while slamming Boehner -- yet again -- about not taking him up on the so-called "Grand Bargain":

President Obama told CBS News Wednesday that the United States isn't facing the possibility of another recession - but added that there remains a risk that the recovery will be too slow to deal with the "unemployment crisis."

"I don't think we're in danger of another recession, but we are in danger of not having a recovery that's fast enough to deal with a genuine unemployment crisis for a whole lot of folks out there," Mr. Obama told CBS News Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason. "And that's why we need to be doing more."

Man, is this jerkwad beating this subject like a rented mule or what? That ship has sailed, Your Eminence! Almost one month ago, Boehner bolted because Obama tried to pull a fast one on him:

House Speaker John Boehner on Friday pulled out of negotiations with President Obama on raising the nation's legal limit to borrow money, just days before the Aug. 2 deadline when the Treasury says the government will no longer be able to pay all its bills and possibly faces its first-ever default.

"The White House moved the goal post," Boehner said Friday evening in a news conference, claiming that the talks broke down when the White House demanded an additional $400 billion in new revenues, on top of the $800 billion that had been agreed on -- "which was going to be nothing more than a tax increase on the American people," Boehner said.

"They refused to get serious about cutting spending and making the tough choices that are facing our country on entitlement reform," he added.

Boehner's comments followed Obama's comments at a hastily arranged news conference in the White House briefing room.

"It's hard to understand why Speaker Boehner would walk away from this deal," a visibly irritated Obama said. "This was an extraordinarily fair deal.

He said the White House offered more than $1 trillion in cuts to discretionary spending, both domestic and defense and $650 billion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for $1.2 trillion in new revenues without increasing individual tax rates.

After informing the president in a phone call of his decision to walk away, Boehner sent a letter to lawmakers saying, "In the end, we couldn't connect. Not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country."

..didja ever get that kind of treatment when you went in to buy a car? You know, where the sleaze who you are dealing with runs all of the numbers -- verbally -- and then steps out of the room to get the o.k. form his boss and the final documents. When he gets back, you are paring a couple of grand more for the car or an extra $250 per month.

Boehner did what you or I would have done when dealing with someone not negotiating in good faith: dropped him like fourth period French.

..anyway, back to the original subject: funny how the fluffers show up at these whistle stops after King Putt had his head handed to him by that Tea Party couple in Iowa.

It's going to be an interesting fifteen months if the MSM ever mans up, staples on a set of cajones, and gets into this dick's face.

OH YEAH, BEFORE I POUR MYSELF A TALL LISMORES UPDATE: Here is The Magic Negro dismissing a farmer's concerns about government regulations:


"Don't always what you hear.."
..like when I am up here flapping my gums telling you, in effect, "Hi, I'm from the government and I am here to help you!"

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We got "Self -Inficted" problems..

Here's one of the First Blowhard's speeches today:


It is absolutely how stupefyingly dumb this son of a bitch is. It is also mind-boggling how stupid the Kool-Aid drinkers are that listen to that crap and applaud.

Let's visit what Slick said in the clip up there:

"Nothing wrong with our country.."
Not if you like living in a third world toilet where there's rampant unemployment, a sputtering economy, low wages, socialism, an opressive, intrusive government, and a narcissistic dictator who thinks all he has to do is make speeches to his adoring masses.

"Something wrong with our politics.."
Well, slick, you are the titular head of one of the major parties in this two-party system. Your party has spent the last three years demonizing and slandering the other and those in a movement -- both Democrat and Republican (as well as Libertarian and other minor political factions) -- who have banded together because they are dismayed at the direction our country is going. One would think that the President of the United States of America could exhibit some leadership and bring the factions together -- especially since that was one of the campaign promises you ran on, slick. From the New York Times in March of 2008 about candidate Obama:

Political Memo
Obama’s Test: Can a Liberal Be a Unifier?
By ROBIN TONER

WASHINGTON — At the core of Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is a promise that he can transcend the starkly red-and-blue politics of the last 15 years, end the partisan and ideological wars and build a new governing majority.

To achieve the change the country wants, he says, “we need a leader who can finally move beyond the divisive politics of Washington and bring Democrats, independents and Republicans together to get things done.”
...
Mr. Obama, in an interview that was conducted on March 15, in the midst of that controversy, said he was confident that Americans were eager for a new kind of politics and were convinced that “a lot of these old labels don’t apply anymore.”

He said he was a progressive and a pragmatist, eager to tackle the big issues like health care and convinced that the Democrats could — and should — rally independents and disaffected Republicans to their agenda. Only then, he said, could the party achieve what it has so rarely won in modern presidential elections: a mandate to do big things.


The past three years have shown you, Slick, to be a bitter, poisonous hack politician with not even a remote interest in dealing with those who disagree with you. The manner in which you, Pelosi, and Reid shut out any Republican participation when you had a massive super-majority in Congress was incredibly partisan. Even now, you do nothing to bridge the gap with the opposition.

"..Debacle with the debt ceiling..Partisan brinksmanship.."
Debacle? As in certain individuals not bargaining in good faith? As in that party taking his ball and going home, leaving congress to decide matters? Again, it's called leadership, slick.

Partisan brinksmanship? Pot meet kettle!

"..Operating off a common ground..when we're divided.."
Again, it would be nice to have a President who was a leader and who could set an example by putting aside the partisan bullshit.

"Economy gotten better..last 17 month over 2 million private sector jobs.."
Boy, rather than bag on you, I thought I'd research this and came up with those propaganda links that your minions have strewn throughout the internet about how your programs created more jobs in 2010 that Bush did in all of his eight years.

Hah!

It's like your stupid-assed "saved or created" meme. You play with numbers and conveniently ignore facts:


The X axis shows the ENDING year (so the first data point shows the net jobs creation, and cumulative job creation for Jan-Dec 2001. The second data point from Jan-Dec of 2002 and so on).

The blue shaded backgrounds indicate the years President Bush was in office, with a GOP majority in the House (and, half the time, in the Senate as well).

The darker pink shows a Bush White House and Pelosi/Reid (Democrat) Congress.

The light pink shows an Obama White House and Pelosi/Reid (All Democrat) Congress.

What do we see?

- The Bush Administration with a GOP House and half-time GOP Senate started with the Clinton recession, and ended up building a net 4.2 million jobs over those 6 years.

- When the Democrats took over Congress, the jobs situation LOST 2.3 million net jobs

- President Bush left office with a net 1.9 million jobs created over his 8 years.

- President Obama has watched the number of net jobs drop from 1.9 million positive to 2.1 million negative. A loss of 4 million jobs on his watch.

Now, the article is barely factually correct; it states that 2010 saw more private sector jobs created than 8 years of Bush Administration. But is that a fair or balanced assessment? I would argue not; it's highly misleading and obviously so for political reasons only. Why do I state this? It's quite simple:

1. You are comparing 8 years of the Bush Administration with just ONE year of the Obama Administration. When you compare both years of the Obama Administration, you find a decidedly LESS rosy picture (4 million lost for Obama versus 2 million gained for President Bush).

2. You are discounting the impact of the Pelosi/Reid Congress (of which President Obama was a member, and thus also complicit in its effects). Note when the drop off starts - the blue line (net change year over year) takes a decided downturn when Pelosi and Reid take control. Coincidence? Given that was when the deficit spending (and budgets originate in the House) skyrocketed.

3. It discounts the 2010 effects. 2010 saw losses for 6 of the first 9 months; when the Republican sweep of Congress became inevitable (in October, 2010) we see employment taking off. And continuing to take off. Most of the gains for Obama came with a GOP-led or GOP-incumbent Congress.

Now, the original author and poster tried to insinuate that the Obama Administration and the Democrats in Congress were better for jobs than President George W. Bush and the GOP led House (and half-time GOP led Senate). Yet when we examine the data, we find that such insinuations are simply not supportable. They don't hold up under an examination of THEIR provided data.

The conclusions are unequivocal:

- President Bush, in his first 2 years, saw fewer losses of jobs than President Obama
- President Bush, and the GOP led House, saw a net growth of 6 million jobs
- Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Reid oversaw a loss of 2 million jobs
- President Obama and the Pelosi/Reid led Congress presided over a loss of 4 million jobs

How that translates into "Bush=bad for jobs, Obama=good for jobs" I'm not sure, but then again, liberal logic still is a complete mystery to me!
 Sorry for the cut-and-paste on this post, but's it's one of the better refutations of Obama's job numbers bullshit and i didn't want to trust the explanation to link rot or my mis-interpretation. Kudos to the author for the legwork!

"..not thinking about party first..elections first.."
So this is why you're out in the Midwest, burning up the roads with that 40-car Cannonball express flapping your lips, making speeches like the one above?

Sure sounds a lot like campaigning and it's pretty disgusting that your listening tour has turned into a series of whistle-stop speeches where you roadies have bussed in Kool-Aid drinking plants to swoon over every lie and misstatement you utter.

If you're gonna use our nickel to spout your drivel, try to not be so obvious, eh Slick?

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Pantload's Funeral Procession for the American Economy

..quoting one of the You Tube commenters. Here's a video of Obama'a Rolling Blunder the hideously excessive three-day campaigning-on-your-dime bus[t] tour:


Yassah! Sho 'nuf do like how our beloved leader get's out and rubs elbows with us common folk.

Love to get a glimpse of the costs of this fiasco. Also, as Rush Limbaugh pointed out on his opening monologue this morning, note the absence of American flags both along the route and at his listening speechifyin' stops. Also, boys and girls, you might want ot compare and contrast the audience size with the crowds this fraud used to pull in on 2007-2008.

Just sayin'.

LATE NIGHT COMEDIC UPDATE: Jay Leno weighs in on the bus trip:
"President Obama is off on his three-state bus tour this week. I believe the three states are Confusion, Delusion and Desperation."

EARLY MORNING COMEDIC UPDATE: The finally got a "cover" of the Beatles' ditty Magical Mystery Tour for The Pantload's Magical Misery Tour:


No, it's not the You Tube video; Woodsterman posted it and you should wander over to his site to view it. It's rich!

FINAL ADD BUS TOUR FOR THIS POST: Can't we all agree on this one thing? The Pantload sucks:

"..can't I just finish my Soft-Serv, sweetie?"

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August 16, 2011

Scared Sh!tless..

It's started: The Pantload's crew -- telegraphing who they're really afraid of come next year -- is already trying to shoot down Perry on THE THIRD DAY OF HIS CAMPAIGN for president:


The video from Breitbart dissects the deplorable MSNBC edit/hack job. As Bette Davis said once, "Fasten your seltbelts, it's gonna be a bumpy night."

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Cracks, 5.0

Apparently rodding around in those $2 million Greyhound hearses ain't doing our wayfaring POTUS any good. Gallup has him back down below the magic barrier at 39% today:


Also, scope out The RAZ DT. King Putt has racked up a pretty impressive string of -20 approval indexes over there -- from August 8th through today where he's weighing in at an unhealthy -23 percent. Also note the recent robust "Total Disapprove" and the anemic "Strongly Approve" numbers he's racked up since he sulked and pouted his way through at abortion of a financial crisis he concocted in the end of July:



Hmmmmmmm. Maybe Cracks or Crevasses are not appropriate titles for these kinds of updates..

..more like cratering?


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Times are tough, even for members of Obama's flock..


Shepard Fairey -- the street artist who created the iconic Obama "Hope" poster -- was throttled heartily by some irate Danes who took exception to his carpet-bagging his politics to Copenhagen:

When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifying.

Last weekend, Fairey – creator of the famous "Hope" poster that came to encapsulate Obama's 2008 presidential campaign – was beaten up after the opening of his exhibition at a Copenhagen gallery.

Earlier this month he was involved with a controversial mural that has enraged leftwing anarchists throughout the city.

"I have a black eye and a bruised rib," Fairey told the Guardian.

According to reports, 41-year-old Fairey and his colleague Romeo Trinidad were punched and kicked by at least two men outside the Kodboderne 18 nightclub in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Fairey claims the men called him "Obama illuminati" and ordered him to "go back to America".

The LA-based artist believes the attack was sparked by a misunderstanding over his mural commemorating the demolition of the legendary "Ungdomshuset" (youth house) at Jagtvej 69. The building, a long-term base for Copenhagen's leftwing community, was controversially demolished in 2007. In the intervening years it has become a potent symbol of the standoff between the establishment in Copenhagen and its radical fringe.

Poor bastard, earns a ton of loot painting a poster used by King Putt to get elected and then goes to some Euro-socialist stronghold and gets his lights punched out by a bunch of commie libtards. I tell ya, there's no justice in the world. But don't cry for him, Argentina, he's doing all right fame- and money-wise. Besides, per the article, he kind of cops an attitude himself:

Born to a middle-class family in Charleston, South Carolina, Fairey began his career within the skateboarding scene, designing boards and T-shirts before finding wider fame with his "Obey Giant" sticker campaign. In 2008 his unofficial Barack Obama campaign poster was hailed by the New Yorker's art critic Peter Schjeldahl as "the most efficacious American political illustration since 'Uncle Sam Wants You'."

While the Hope poster was never publicly endorsed by the Obama campaign, its subject sent Fairey a letter. "I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign," Obama wrote. "Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support." Fairey's work now hangs in the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. These days, he admitted, he has grown used to defending himself against accusations of selling out. "I think there are a lot of people who think that if you've done well, you've done a deal with the devil," he said.

The artist said he had not filed a police report following the attack in Copenhagen. "I did not know any of the people or get a great look at them, so it seemed pointless," he said.

"I'm not a huge fan of the cops anyway. The only thing I could see coming out of it was further media commentary like 'street artist whiner Shepard Fairey can't hold it down in a fight so he snitches to the cops'."

O.K., enough of that. I got to get back to following our Best Beloved's America [is going] Bus[t] tour. Maybe more of them goddam redneck inbred Tea Partiers will have their head handed to them by The Light Bringer.

(Seriously, I am sorry I didn't get any money down on the Vegas over/under. I coulda had a nice vacation in Copenhagen this Summer.)

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August 15, 2011

Magical Misery Tour Bulletin #1


..just caught a picture of one of the trailing vehicles in Obama's Debt End Bus Tour. And, as long as we're on the subject of needing a pooper scooper, here's a kick-off speech of The Turd Burglar's bus trip:


..I tried to get the video of another one of his stops but was not successful (CNN isn't a friendly sharer of their stuff) but the meme's pretty much the same.

I don't know about you folks, but this pretty much sounds like a campaign speech to me. Also seems like he's not doing a lot of listening and it doesn't seem like him bitching at his audience will create a lot of jobs.

So there's that.

More as conditions warrant.

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Rick Perry, ManBearPig, and The Magical Misery Tour or something..

Man Bear Pig back in days of Yore: always bloviating
Now that Rick Perry is causing some additional soiled diapers in the White House these days, Politico is really working overtime to focus their Laser-like Destructo Ray on him and to take some off of The Light Bringer.

In what can only be described as the mother of all boarding-house reaches, they want to resurrect the hoary old legend of Perry supporting Gore on the 2000 POTUS campaign. Perry, of course, countered by saying that was back in the days when Gore was more normal -- not freaking out and crying Bullsh*t! over the unraveling of his pet cause.Anyway, here's how the saga unfolds according to the Politico Obama-Fluffers:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988.

In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaign’s Texas chairman by saying that “this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.”

But in fact, global warming was already a significant theme for Gore in 1987 and 1988 — long before his activism led to several books, a Nobel Prize and a part in an Academy Award-winning film. It was also well before the right gave him the "Mr. Ozone" nickname and talk radio heaped endless mockery on the future vice president.

Gore, then a young Tennessee senator trying to break out in a crowded Democratic field, mentioned the warming planet as one of his priorities for his presidential campaign in April 1987, according to news coverage at the time.

“He laid out a broad list of national objectives, from combating AIDS and Alzheimer's disease to curbing the ‘greenhouse effect’ — the threat to the Earth's atmosphere from the burning of oil, gas and coal,” The Los Angeles Times reported in covering Gore’s announcement. In May 1987, according to The Washington Post, his stump speeches included a call for the nation to “confront the emerging problems of the greenhouse effect and the threat to our ozone.”

Later that summer, Gore joined Republican Sen. John Chafee in calling for urgent action on climate change and the threat of coastal flooding.
My reaction? (1) Obama must be really, really scared,  (2) who cares, (3) if he did back Gore and believed in AGW, then some of Obama's followers might just be tempted to switch and vote for Perry, and finally (4) who cares?

What a nothing burger.

The real red meat will be the press coverage of The Chicago Jesus on his Rolling Blunder bus tour. I am licking my chops waiting for him to actually shut up long enough on those campaign whistle stops to listen to people bitch about being out of work. (Do you think he really cares?) Chances are, he'll be flapping his gums about (1) how it's not his fault, (2) he inherited this mess from Bush, and (3) the evil Republicans will not make deals with him.

Then again, maybe there won't have any irate, pitchfork and torch brandishing mobs at his stops. He'll probably have a caravan of fluffers to follow him wherever he goes.

Wonder what's the over/under in Vega him getting braced by more Joe the Plumbers?

Probably zero.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties..

#@*&^%$!
..the goddam template I have been using has freaked out or Blogger stopped supporting it or some goddam thing and I gotta get this mess straightened out.Will be with you shortly.

Now, where's that goddam HTML book?

Goddammit!

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August 14, 2011

Cracks..er..3.0? 4.0? Whatevs..

O.K., enough of this tear-stained, maudlin sentimentality over anniverseries. Now let's get down to some sard news.


Seems like The Light Bringer is fading. Gallup reported this day that his PERSONAL APPROVAL RATINGS have slipped into the 30s for the first time, evah!

According to the Los Angeles Liberal Fish-wrap:

New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.

But Americans' view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.

The significance of this is that he has slipped below the 40% barrier despite Gallup and the other liberal pollsters math-tortured algorithms and skewed polling sampled efforts to keep this lead balloon afloat. ("In a poll taken of White House staffers and former Obama campaign workers, the president has emerged with a solid 40% approval rating..")

But I won't dwell on this because I have a brand-new-used Tektronix-7CT1N curver-tracer to play with today and wasting time on this worthless piece of crap and his numbers is not my idea of spending a nice Summer Sunday in Southern California despite this being a landmark event.


Besides, I told you I was a geek!

LUNCHTIME GEEK-BREAK UPDATE: If you want to have a real eye-opening experience, go to the cited Los Angeles Times article cited above and read the comments. There's the usual liberal v. conservative back-and-forth; but then there's a few like the one below:

mnehreps at 11:51 AM August 14, 2011
I worked very hard to get President Obama elected, including walking my neighborhood, raising money, and manning phone banks, and needless to say, I am beyond disappointed in him. Every day we are getting emails and letters with 'talking points' from the campaign to blame it on the teabaggers, blame it on bush, blame it on the japan earthquake, blame it on, well anyone but President Obama. Instead of being a strong leader who can get things done, like President Clinton did, President Obama is going to ruin the Democratic party for decades. I remember when Lyndon Johnson was President and tried many of the same things as President Obama. Our party came to him and said stop, you are setting back progressive causes for decades. LBJ was encouraged not to run again and he didn't. You can't eat an entire elephant in the first bite and if you try, you'll choke. That's where we are at now. It is time to get someone to primary against President Obama.  I, for one, regret not supporting Hillary Clinton. Run Hillary Run!

The point is that even Democrats are becoming concerned about how inept this guy is. They are beginning to realize that, not only will he lose the election, but he will take a lot of the 22 Democrat senators with him. Hope I don't jinx this, but we are watching a perfect storm brewing here.

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О чем Этот Blog Является Всем (2nd Anniversary Post)

This is perhaps the height of arrogance, but I just realized I have been doing this blog for two years. Now, that's not as long as some but to me it's chilling that I could stick to this for such a long time -- and still have as much fun. The War Planner started out life as Voyska PVO (as explained in this reprise of my first post) but, in order to clarify the ambiguity, it reverted to my other Cold Warrior persona and was named as it is today. I am sincerely grateful to those who have been kind enough to visit, read, and comment; -- particularly Odie, LCR, Supi, MA, LL, and all of the others. I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting many of you in person but treasure all of you as close friends. Here's hoping we all stay fired up for the next fifteen months and beyond.

..Спасибо, мои друзья.


("About what This Blog Is All")
Firstly, disabuse yourself of any notion that I am Russian or that I speak the language. Or that I am a communist. The name for this blog came from a middle age spent absrobing too many Tom Clancy novels (especially The Sum of All Fears) and a youth, the first eight years of which were committed to the United States Air Force.

The name of the blog - Войска ПВО - literally translated means "Armies of Air Defence", pronounced as "Voyska PVO", and is the military organ of the now-defunct Soviet Union charged with repelling air attacks from, presumably, the United States, NATO, and their other enemies during the Cold War.

Many years ago, circa 1964-68, I attended the University of California, Los Angeles and, because I sought refuge from the grasp of the the Selective Service System, I had enrolled in the Air Force ROTC. My father - who was ponying up half of the loot for my education - wanted me around after my graduation to recoup his investment ~ and, I suppose, for other reasons. In any event, the operative theory was that being stationed stateside in the Air Force for four years was preferable to carrying a rifle in SEA for two years.

So it was that, when I graduated from UCLA in 1968, I received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and orders to report to Strategic Air Command Headquarters at Offutt AFB in Nebraska. My work involved writing software for the SIOP - war plan - and my responsibilities involved developing the flight plans for the SAC B-52s and FB-111s in the event we went to war.

Still confused? Think of the envelopes that Slim Pickens distributed to his crew in the Kubrik movie, Dr Strangelove.

My counterparts - adversaries, as it were - were the members Войска ПВО, unseen but ever-present. I came to adopt this as my sobriquet from a perverse sense of irony and because of a respect for an opponent who, while misguided in spirit defending a political philosophy, were nonetheless noble in courage, sentiment and ambition. Posting on conservative sites fraught with trolls who patrol at the behest of their masters, I discovered that those cretins did not realize cyrillic characters could be pasted into the edit boxes. Therefore, it tended to cut down on annoying responses on blogs like PJM, etc.

So, to complete the mystique and since I was an officer in the USAF and a lover of military aviation from any country, I adopted the persona as a pilot in that arm of the Soviet air defense force. This is, I submit, a noble endeavor; an effort to defend one's country, it's innocent people, and it's integrity as opposed to attacking another to impose a political philosophy by aggression.

..I'll stop here lest the baloney gets sliced too thin.

But again, I refer you to the modern day camaraderie between Jack Ryan and his former Cold War enemies in the Soviet Union. By the way, that picture is not me on the left. It is - or was - an actual serving pilot in Войска ПВО.

But, while this is supposed to be a vehicle for my political rants, I also would like to post on other subjects of interest in my life. These might variously include amateur radio, bicycle racing, firearms, and other muddled subjects. By way of further introduction and to pad my posting count, these will be discussed in subsequent entries.

For now, a statement about my politics. I am decidedly conservative, Republican, but have respect for Democrats who are honorable and hard working and have a firm set of principles. Heck, my brother, James, is a Democrat and a former member of the New Hampshire state legislature. He sponsors a turkey shoot out on his expansive estate near the Vermont border and is one of the few Democrats who received the highest approval rating from the National Rifle Association.

But I am barely tolerant of ("big L") Libertarians - they are smug and do not begin to comprehend what is involved in keeping this country safe from foreign aggression. Also, I cannot abide leftists, socialists, apologists, and self-aggrandizing politicians (from either side of the spectrum). I will listen to argument and will, as much as I can, debate in response. Hell, I'll even concede points if they arise from well-reasoned discourse.

As for the rules for commenting here: they're mine, they're arbitrary, but they're fair (from my point of view). Trolls are the bane of our existence and there's a ton of sandboxes for them to crap in. Obscene comments will be deleted immediately. Whining, insulting, or carping will be deleted at the slightest provocation. Those whose views differ from mine and evince an attempt at civil debate will have a longer shelf-life -- in all likelihood, perpetuity.

So, that's it; more to come later..

August 11, 2011

Meredith Whitney, "Tea Party = Freaked out White Men Who are Unemployed" Rick Santelli, Tea Party Movement Founding Father Responds

By the Left Coast Rebel

Banking analyst Meredith Whitney thought she could impress the limo-lib, I'm-already-rich-but-support-policies-ensuring-you-will-never-be cocktail crowd, disparaging Tea Party Americans as "unemployed freaked-out white men."

How nice:



Rick Santelli doesn't take this disgusting jab sitting down; rather he strikes right back at Whitney's vile comment. This is just what patriots must do in today's world -- stand up, fight back -- shout if necessary -- never letting leftist thugs -- whether they are "banking analysts," SEIU thugs, Marxist college professors, spoiled-brat youth screaming, MINE, MINE, MINE! -- intimidate or belittle you.

Also, Santelli's King George comment is simple and absolutely correct.

I have said here many time in the last several years that today's statists -- in both political parties -- operate from a governance worldview that puts King George to shame. For example, my wife and I took a historic tour here in downtown Philly. We passed several colonial homes, several still even had the Benjamin Franklin Insurance plaque above the home's entrance.

Our tour guide noted that property owners faced exorbitant King George levies for various things -- steps leading up to their homes, windows, closets, essential living items, etc. I commented to my wife that we haven't learned anything from history and that, in fact, today's socialist-progressive is likely far worse than King George's tyranny; the difference being that we let it happen on our watch.

Aside from race-baiting limo-lib Tea Party swipe from some stupid lib banker, the bigger truth is that black Americans -- by sheer percentages -- are the Great Recession's most adversely-affected group. I wonder what the response would be if a conservative said that this recession/depression only truly affected "freaked-out black men?"

Why is it that the first black president in this nation's history gets a pass on creating the worstAfrican-American job market this nation has seen witnessed the Great Depression?

Hmm?

Via Newsbusters, hat-tip WC Varones.

Cross-posted.

YO, PAY YOUR BILLS, B..

..sometimes there are things that transcend party, political beliefs, and the trivial annoyances that afflict us. Sometimes, just sometimes someone comes up with a really, really clear message that reeks of common sense. Yo, check it out, B. (Strong language alert.)


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August 10, 2011

A FAIRY STORY

My high school friend Tom, the only conservative in Portlans Oregon, sends this little ditty for your entertainment.

(Warning! Rough, sailor-like language ahead!)

A Male Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess, "Will you marry me?" The Princess said, "NO !!!" And the Prince lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and banged skinny long-legged big titted broads and hunted and fished and raced cars and went to naked bars and dated women half his age and drank whiskey, beer and Captain Morgan and never heard bitching and never paid child support or alimony and banged cheerleaders and kept his house and guns and ate spam and potato chips and beans and blew enormous farts and never got cheated on while he was at work and all his friends and family thought he was cool as hell and he had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up.

The end

..thanks, Tom; what a day-brightener!

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August 9, 2011

No Prisoners

"Kick their asses and don't take no names neither, boys!"

(Generally, yesterday was a crappy day for our beloved POTUS. I thought I'd compile some random observations on the passing parade while the afterglow lasts.)

I spend a lot of time here bagging on Bill O'Reilly, saying that he is nothing more than the media's equivalent of a bookie. You know, the guy who sets the odds so that he gets rich on the handle versus winning and losing bets. O'Reilly always takes his "no spin zone" rhetoric to the absurd and, more times than not, he misses the chance to punch the lights out on an interviewer.

(I can hear him retorting now in his pseudo New York working class accent, "C'mon, War Planner, he's da president, fer crissakes!")

Anyway, I'd like to semi-retract some of the criticism -- for a day at least -- based on BORe's show yesterday. In an effort to avoid Hannity's continual habit interrupting his guests to fire off a fusillade of bullet points, I was watching yesterday as he (O'Reilly) unloaded on The Chicago Jesus's limp-membered performance -- both his Dow-tanking talk and past 30 months as POTUS. When O'Reilly was done He took no prisoners and there was blood on the sand. There was nothing left but a grease spot where Obama once stood. It was heartwarming.

So this Bud's for you, Billy. (Get it?)

ADD CRACKS AND CREVASSES: Gallup -- via Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air -- gave The Pantload a double-barrelled blast. It seems that he has scraped his low of 40% personal approval again today and as Morrissey observes:

His approval rating dropped three points to its previous low of 40% after only one cycle of polling. Disapproval rose back to 50%, up two points from the day before. That sharp drop could amplify over the next couple of days, especially considering the beating Obama is taking across the political spectrum for his ill-considered rehash of an address. It’s possible that we will see Obama drop below 40% for the first time ever as Saturday and Sunday responses roll out of the survey data.

While it seems that the the Tongue-Bathing MSM seems bound and determined to keep their best beloved at or above the 40% mark, one must remember that it took George Bush the better part of five years to reach that mark.


Our high-flying POTUS has done it in a blazing 30 months. One wonders how tortured the poll composition, poll questions, and algorithms will have to become over the coming months before he cracks that magic barrier.

The other barrel was a precipitous plunge in consumer confidence. According to Gallup:

Americans’ economic confidence plunged to -53 in the week ending Aug. 7, a level not seen since the recession days of March 2009. This deterioration coincided with the final wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling and Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the United States’ debt rating. Economic confidence is now far worse than the -43 of two weeks ago and the -34 of a month ago.

Of course, this is no real big surprise after that nothing-burger Dow-tanking teleprompter session yesterday. And, in keeping with the theme of vapid, empty suits, Tim Pawlenty's campaign came out with a real fire-breather, scorching Obama and his AWOL presidency:


Looks like ol' Tim's testicles have finally dropped. Watch for him to rip Ron Paul's head off and crap down his neck in the next presidential debate.

The waves of despair don't lessen for Obama either. Rick Perry says he's planning to start to begin to prepare to commence the preparation for organizing his presidential campaign announcement this Saturday. Of course, the Iowa folks are all in a snit because he is stealing their headlines.

Well, good! In fact, double-plus-good! Firstly, I love this because it will probably pucker the POTUS's sphincter down to f/16 and make him want to re-focus his campaign destructo-ray on Perry instead of Mittens.

Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee.

The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. Obama remains personally popular, but pluralities in recent polling disapprove of his handling of his job, and Americans fear the country is on the wrong track. His aides are increasingly resigned to running for reelection in a glum nation. And so the candidate who ran on “hope” in 2008 has little choice four years later but to run a slashing, personal campaign aimed at disqualifying his likeliest opponent.

But it's not all bad news for Obama. The WIDE LOAD FLOTUS has fled! She done R.U.N.O.F.T., took the keys to Air Force Two, and went to see her brother, the roundball coach at Oregon State for the weekend. Hope she enjoys her trip on our nickel. Eat a beaver, Moo-chelle!

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A Public Thank You..


When I do posts, I like to wander around the internet for pictures that will take your minds off my dreary bleatings. I had found a number recently over at Yahoo that I remorselessly purloined.

The creator of a couple I used in a post below passed along a nice comment and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank bkeyser for his talent and for allowing me to use it/them here since a follow-up comment would be buried with the post.

Also, if appropriate, I wanted to thank him for his service and for following my pathetic efforts.

Mr Keyser, when you get a chance, contact me and we'll work out a royalty sharing arrangement. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink!

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August 8, 2011

Turning it all around..

You're President of the United States of America. You have just spent the better part of the last month ducking possibly THE most important and complex challenges to this nation: to come to grips with the government's systemic difficulty to curb its reckless and profligate spending. For the past 40 years -- or more -- the elected representatives of this country have been entrusted by the people to guide this us along a safe, secure path and to continue the noble work that our forbears began over two centuries ago.

But in your lifetime, you have seen the fresh, green shoots of the dream that is America go to seed. The lush growth of this country has turned turned to weeds and rotting vegetation, being deprived of its vitality by petty internecine bickering and political squabbling.

And you have come to the office of President by capturing the hearts and minds of 52% of the electorate who believed in your promises to bind the wounds, heal the divide, and put this great nation back on the road it once nobly traveled.When you ascended your current throne, the other 48%, being fair and honest and decent, were willing to give you a chance; for the most part, you had the fair winds of fortune and kindness at your back.

But you also knew in your heart that you were a charlatan, a vapid empty suit, whose career, until now, had been a triumph of form over substance. Deep down, you know that all you have gotten has come from your ability to persuade others with your airy persiflage. You could fool them into thinking that, unlike Gertrude Stein said of here hometown, Oakland, California, there is a "there there". So you have been carried on the shoulders of your countrymen to higher and higher office and, each time a new rank is attained, you dally for a while, and return to the campaign trail for..yet another higher office.

You now have reached this final rung and, pausing to look back, you see all the wreckage you have left in your wake, all of the broken promises, all of the disillusion, and all of the lack of accomplishment. Secretly inside in that place we all have, where we all go, in our heart of hearts, you say to yourself, "I could have done better; I could have made a difference."

Suddenly, you become sad and so there you sit, arguably on what many are calling the worst day -- the nadir -- of your presidency and take stock: an economy still in tatters after almost three years of failed fiscal and governmental policy, an unemployment figure so bad that it only diminishes because some people leave the work force, and the prospect of jobs so pathetic, and the illegal immigrant parasites returning to their homeland because the opportunities there are better.

Then there comes a moment, like in so many of those grade B Hollywood movies, where you sit in the gathering evening gloom and vow that you will, at last, make a difference. You reach down inside your being and search for that one last spark.  You strive to make one last Herculean effort to change things.

And the spirit does returns. It pours through you and fills you with resolve: You vow you will stand for something. You will put politics aside and actually do what the people of this country elected you to do: YOU WILL ACTUALLY LEAD; YOU WILL TELL PEOPLE THAT WE NOW HAVE TO MAKE THE HARD CHOICES, THAT WE HAVE SACRIFICE (ONLY THIS TIME YOU MEAN IT) AND THAT YOU DO NOT CARE WHETHER YOU GET ANOTHER FOUR YEARS AS PRESIDENT OR NOT, YOU WILL DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN IN WHATEVER TIME YOU HAVE LEFT GET THIS ALL STRAIGHTENED OUT AND, COME WHAT MAY ON JANUARY 21, 2013, WHETHER YOU ARE TAKING THE OATH OR MERELY A SPECTATOR AS YOUR SUCCESSOR DOES SO, YOU WILL KNOW YOU HAVE DONE YOUR VERY BEST TO HAVE MADE THIS COUNTRY AS GREAT AS IT ONCE WAS.

So these thoughts stir you to move and you swear an oath that tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of your presidency.

Then suddenly, there comes a tap on the bathroom door and your wife threatens, "Hurry up in there, Barack, I need to use the john and, besides, we're going to be late for your fundraiser tonight!"

So, you flush the toilet, wipe yourself, pull up your pants, wash your hands, and step out on the harsh light of political reality.

"Honey," you say as you head downstairs to catch Marine One, "there's no toilet paper left."

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Surprise! Obama's Post-S&P American Downgrade Speech Didn't Console Anyone (other than the looters)

By the Left Coast Rebel

The head swiveled back and forth; to and fro from each of the two teleprompters. The mouth moved, echoing "balanced approach" Orwellian bromides and not-so-subtle class warfare platitudes. He arrived an hour late and the Dow Jones Industrial Average greeted him by promptly losing another 100 points.

Just who the hell thought this guy would "say the right things" and keep the national fabric together today?

Answer: the same useful idiots that didn't vet a "community organizer" that has no business experience, no governing experience and a long-list of far-left-agitating friends and confidantes (of which He is the head of the multiply-tentacled hydra).

Buckle up, I have a bad feeling this is going to get worse fast. Is it any wonder that pessimism is skyrocketing?

Obama's response to the Standard and Poor's downgrade simply cements his role in the whole mess.

Forgive my crudeness, but, just in case you missed it this toilet "art" sums up our national crisis and the man behind it perfectly:

photo

Buyer's Remorse

"Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he occasionally, as a state senator in Illinois, voted 'present' on difficult issues,"
~Drew Westen, Emory University professor, New York Times Sunday Review essay

...

Content to offer blind opposition, the Obama administration never put forward a detailed plan of its own, though it insisted it had one, a fact that resulted in a moment of unintentional comedy when White House press secretary Jay Carney irritatedly asked unconvinced reporters: “You need it written down?” When it comes to the Obama administration and spending restraint, the American people have every reason to demand that the president put it in writing.

And so we are led to this sorry pass. We are sympathetic to protests that S&P may have reacted more strongly to the political drama surrounding the debt-ceiling debate than was justified by the underlying economics: Despite the troubles in the eurozone, which are quite severe, Germany and France currently boast of higher credit ratings than that of the United States, a nation that accounts for nearly a quarter of the world’s economic output. But even those who believe S&P has overreacted must concede that the finances of the United States have been considerably weakened since 2008. Obama’s deficits have been unprecedented in peacetime, and this downgrade is unprecedented for our nation, at war or at peace. Its effects remain unknown at this time, but its causes do not: S&P spelled out its reasoning quite clearly.
~National review Online editorial, 8 August 2011

..this is one of those times it owuld be good to be wealthy and not to have to spend the day toiling at other matters. It wouldbe good to devote my time and energy to this blog to adequately post how angry this incompetent idiot has made me. Well, I have about 15 months left to harness that anger and put it to good use.

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August 6, 2011

In the aftermath..

Thought I'd share some more pictures I hoovered up on the internet. It seems that Obama's bus has been readied for his three-day campaign tour of the Midwest on August 15th..on our dime, by the way:


Then there's also this depiction of his [in]famous question about the grade he would assign himself. ("A good, solid B+.")  Undoubtedly, it should be re-evaluated after yesterday's first S&P downgrade of the U.S.A.'s credit evah!


..and finally, my good friend and contributor, Major Joe Di Mento of the Civil Air Patrol, sends me this montage of actual police mug photos. Just sayin'.


Y'all have an AA+ weekend, you heah?

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August 5, 2011

Nero fiddles..

AA+

AND HOW IS OUR BELOVED POTUS TAKING IT?

He's getting a tongue-bathing from his sycophantic followers. Particularly odious is the goofy, deer-in-the-headlights stare and patented sh*t-eating grin.

EXCLUSIVE -- The President’s private 50th birthday bash, not listed on his public schedule: His gift to the press corps was a travel/photo lid shortly after 4 p.m., prompting what pooler Julie Mason called “general cheering in WH workspace.” An hour later, the party started…

--… with dinner in the Rose Garden, accompanied by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Then the First Lady and his daughters presented POTUS with a cake, and everyone moved into the East Room for performances that included R&B singer Ledisi, and Herbie Hancock. Stevie Wonder came up at the end and sang a medley ending in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” DJ Cassidy played Motown, hip hop, and ’70s and ’80s R&B.

--The president asked everyone to dance -- and they did!

--DINNER: BBQ chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta, salad.

--DESSERT: apple, peach, huckleberry and cherry pies; chocolate cake.

--GUESTS: Al Sharpton, Patrick Gaspard, UBS Investment Bank President Robert Wolf, FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, Leader Nancy and Paul Pelosi, Secretary Tim Geithner, Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Rep./DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Virginia Gov. and DNC Chair Tim Kaine, Anita Dunn and Bob Bauer, Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Valerie Jarrett, Michael Strautmanis, Pete Rouse, Bill Daley, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco, Denis McDonough, John Brennan, Rahm Emanuel, Tina Tchen, White House chef Sam Kass, Julianna Smoot, Marty Nesbitt, Eric Whitaker, Linda Douglass, and many more.

--CELEBS: Jay-Z, Hill Harper, Chris Rock, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Grant Hill, Gayle King.

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH: From Ace of Spades and the governor's office, we are reminded that two years ago, S&P upgraded Texas bonds from AA to AA+:
“The ratings continue to reflect our opinion of the state's large and steadily diversifying economy, which despite the recession continues to perform better than the nation in terms of both economic activity and employment,” S&P credit analyst Horacio Aldrete-Sanchez said. “Furthermore, we expect that the Texas economy will recover earlier and at a faster rate than most other states given its continued population growth and relatively low cost of doing business, which we expect will contribute to gradual employment gains in 2010, particularly in the health, education and services sectors.”

S&P’s decision was based on Texas’ 2010-11 biennial budget, the state’s strong Rainy Day Fund, and Texas’ low tax-supported debt burden. The higher rating means Texas will pay lower interest on money it borrows, saving of millions of taxpayer dollars.

“In light of the economic downturn affecting the nation, this session we continued to make wise choices, such as cutting taxes on 40,000 small businesses and maintaining a multi-billion dollar balance in our Rainy Day Fund that have helped our state sustain its overall economic strength,” Gov. Perry said. “These prudent and fiscally conservative decisions continue to pay off for our taxpayers.”

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August 4, 2011

Steal this picture..

Best one of The Gaff-o-lator to come down the pike:


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Get on the bus, gus II

Confirmed by White House spokeweasel Jay Carney-Barker:


I am -- as you all should be -- absolutely flummoxed. The best comment over on the Ht Air post on this was by Bob in Virginia.

Most tone-deaf administration, evah!! Didn’t he hit up folks for a $35,800/plate rubber chicken last night? Wants to be the first LAME DUCK president to raise $1Billion for his campaign and now has the unmitigated gall to pick the pockets of the taxpayers for this 3-day CAMPAIGN tour!!! He’s not fooling anyone by saying this is ‘business as usual’ and he’ll gain more embarrassment than anything else because of it. Amateur!

Bob in VA on August 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Some of the delusional argue that the cost is less than operating AF One but they miss the point -- like I made in the previous post -- that this bears a resemblance to the whistle stop campaigns by FDR and Truman in days of yore yet Obama is calling on all of us to pay for it. The amount being spent is irrelevant. It is bad optics. It is disgusting, unseemly, and was something that the left took no end of joy pummeling George Bush for all through out his presidency. This sack of crap deserves no less.

ADD CAMPAIGN BUS TOUR NICKNAMES:
From the Hot Air article, the following have been offered by commenters as nicknames/slogans for this tour:

"Rolling Blunder" - Emperor Norton

"Obama ’12: America Under the Bus" - Preshone

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