May 31, 2012

Our Economy: The Baby Ruth in the Swimming Pool

Sorry for the overabundance of scatological references but, in case you have not yet rad the news, there are these little turdlets floating around in the Obamanomic punchbowl:

(1) Weekly first-time jobless claims rose 10,000 from an upwardly-adjusted previous week's 373,000 to 383,000.

(2) The ADP May jobs report was put at 133,000 -- up from a downwardly revised 113,000 April report. This number ostensibly represents the private sector jobs created during a month from the folks who provide paycheck software services.

(3) The 1Q 2012 GDP rate was revised downward from 2.2% to 1.9% which is significantly less than the 3% 4Q 2011 rate.

Dunno about you all, but it sure looks like the economy is clamping on the binders. It's technically not a recession but this economy is definitely on life-support. There's this analysis from Ed Morriseey over at Hot Air:
What happens when profits fall? Jobs don’t get created, and business doesn’t expand. Don’t expect a significant boost in job creation this summer, in other words, or perhaps even the fall. Looks like we’re in for another Stagnant Spring and Wreckovery Summer once again.'ll be more than that, Ed. Looming just after the election is another debt ceiling fight and gauging by Preezy's Fight or Flight preferences for the last dust-up (and especially if he loses), he'll be playing at least two rounds of golf per day. After that there's the Taxmageddon thing that -- one can be certain -- the lame duck Congress and gummint will want to address in the 20 days or so left in their work year.

Oh yes, and then there's the question of wither ObamaCare (or the unrejected remnants thereof) in 2013. Bottom line: not a screaming amount of certainty in that picture.

So here's the exit question: as a business, given all this, how much hiring will you be doing over the next four or five months?

Naw, mate, the employment, spending, and economic numbers are gonna stink up the barn from now until JugEarz is gone. Hopefully and changefully, that will be on November 6th.


May 30, 2012

Chickens coming home to roost, baby..

This perhaps comes under that heading, I suppose. You cannot be a stone doofus for four years and not pay the price.

How many of you wake up in the morning to the innocuous, almost-vapid Fox and Friends? You know, all the puff pieces and set-ups for the hard articles that supposedly come at 0600 PDT? Sometimes those three (and their weekend counterparts) do get a little hard-edged and run with something truly edgy. I offer a case in point for your visual enjoyment:

Over on Hot Air, there' s a raging controversy about whether this is nothing more than a blatant 4-minute political advert. (Well, actually, it's pretty one-sided; almost 100% favorable.) Frankly, I don't give a good goddam. How often does JugEarz go on morning shows and get tongue bathed from the knee-pad MSM or lap dances from the cackling hens on The View?

UPDATE: On the other hand, here's an enabler from CNN getting her pretty little liberal fanny handed to her by John Sununu (apologies for the commercial):


May 29, 2012

Clear your schedules, the clown show is coming..


4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
4:05 PM Singing of "God Damn America" led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM Ceremonial 'I Hate America' led by Michelle Obama
4:30 PM Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire , Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM Al Sharpton Leads Castrati Choir in Singing, "Great Balls of Fire"

5:00 PM UFO Abduction Survival , Joe Biden
5:30 PM Eliot Spitzer Speaks on "Family Values" via Satellite
5:45 PM Tribute to All 57 States

6:00 PM Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute Question and 2-Hour Answer
8:30 PM Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl

9:15 PM Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo , Michael Moore
9:45 PM Personal Finance Seminar - Charlie Rangel
10:00 PM Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners, Rosie O'Donnell

10:30 PM Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for Iraq & Afghanistan
11:00 PM Obama Energy Plan Symposium/Tire Gauge Demonstration
11:15 PM Free Gov. Blagojevich rally

11:30 PM Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish, Obama Presiding
12:00 AM Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher

12:01 AM Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech

NOTE: There is one omission in the list above: Memorial recognition of Obama's surrogate son, Trayvon, will be in conjunction with the 12:05 AM event.

Closing with a "Declaration of War" on the rich; to be decided just before the Convention. Mitt Romney will be declared "Public Enemy Number One".

(Thanks to my good friend, retired Georgia Detective Tom Alexander, for this.)


May 28, 2012

Thank You

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
There is a very moving scene at the end of the movie, Bridges at Toko Ri, where the admiral ponders the nobility and sacrifice made by those sailors, marines, and airmen under his command. He concludes the soliloquy with the poignant question
"..where do we get such men?"

..and may God bless them and keep them in the loving cradle of his arms.

May 15, 2012

Bright, Shiny Things and Rational Thought!

Over at Hot Air, there is a running mantra (a meme) that refers to "shiny things" and it alludes to The Pantload's campaign attempting to distract the soon-to-be-voting public from this SCOAMF's pathetic and abysmal record as POTUS (with particular attention to his miserable record on the economy).

An example of this is Obama's recent affinity for the subject matter of same-sex marriage and gay rights and all of that hoo-hah. It is, of course, nothing but a cynical ploy to Hoover up more campaign bux from his ultra-lib Hollywood sycophants, get the gay community to open up their wallets, and otherwise create a ruckus.

Needless to say, the fifth-column, fourth estate tongue-bathing MSM is complicit in this effort. Case in point: Romney's alleged bullying and shearing of a high school mate..way back in 1965. The WaPo article, of course, timed to coincide with The Pantload's "coming out" party on ABC.

But, sometimes even when they do address the economy, they shamelessly obscure the facts as skillfully as one of those street-side 3-card Monty dealers. The facts are that a recent poll over at USA Today supposedly paints an imminent picture of a rosy economy: Americans more optimistic economy is looking up, poll says.

So, from the headline, one gathers it;s another puff piece for Plugs and The Pantload. Recovery Summer -- after three resets -- is finally upon us?

Wrong, buffalo breath. To sum things up succinctly, I call upon a comment from one of my favorite Hot Air regulars, Rational Thought (emphasis added):
Oh my gosh. This is unbelievable! Click over to the story. The USA Today headline is: “Americans more optimistic economy is looking up, poll says.” But that isn’t what they polled at all. They polled on the economy a year from now, but wrote a headline that suggests people think the economy is improving now, which they do not — 71% rate the economy as “poor.”

And then you have to read deep into the story to find that a majority — 55% — believe the economy will improve if Romney is elected, and only 46% say that if Obama is re-elected. 27% say the economy would worsen in a Romney first term; 37% say it would worsen in Obama’s second term. Romney’s unfavorables are down to 41%; Obama’s are up to 46%. This poll is devastating for Obama. Devastating. And his media lapdogs have tried to put a shiny Obama bow on it.

Rational Thought on May 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM
This commenter's thoughts over on HA always bring a smile to my face because he' rational!


May 13, 2012

New Hero of the day for WP!

Got this via The Hill Buzz blog:

Magnificent rant! I gotta do more research on this guy, but -- for today at least -- he's my hero.

..and don't start with the racka-racka about "if he's so goddam commonsensical, why's he driving without a seat belt."


May 9, 2012

Quote of the Day..

Borrowing and watering down the regular feature that Allahpundit uses to shut down the nightly proceedings over on Hot Air, I thought I'd add this little gem I read over on AceOfSpades blog:

Arguing with liberals is like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock out the pieces, crap on the board, and strut around like it is victorious."


May 6, 2012

May 5, 2012

The Whistler -- Part Douche..

As a follow-up on the previous post where some guy edited it so you can hear that lying crapsack's incredible sibilant dentures. This video is NOT edited but you can just hear them goddam whistling teeth at work. You might want to stick around for the surprise ending, too:

And you thought that President Crapsack's open-mic flexibility remark was bad!

UPDATE: Speaking of Mr Flexibility, there's this:

..truly chilling, eh, comrade?


This one's for you, Woodsterman!

Odie sent me a PM and lectured me on my indolence. So, just to keep him happy:

..I have been consumed by my USAF Auxiliary work and work work but April 7th? Jeeeee-zus!

UPDATE: As long as we're talking about this monumental piece-of-crap POTUS, here's an old Super Bowl commercial't make the cut: