September 30, 2012

The Hill..

Hands down, the weirdest picture of Hillary Clinton taken to date:




September 28, 2012

The ObamaPhone is real..

While it's a federal program run under another name, that annoying woman was onto something:

According to a Fox News item on this social phenomenon:

The video is drawing attention to the government program — Lifeline — as a national debate unfolds on entitlements and the growing percentage of Americans who pay no income taxes and get a long menu of government benefits. But even though some beneficiaries may credit President Obama for providing the phones, Lifeline is an extension of a program that has existed since 1985. Still, critics including Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., note the program has swelled from $772 million in 2008 to $1.6 billion.

“It's a government-run, taxpayer-funded program that's running wild and costing more and more,” reads Griffin’s official House of Representatives website.

Private carriers who contract with the government, including TracPhone and Sprint, have websites intended to publicize the program. Some attempt to dispel the program’s connection to the president, such as, while others, including, embrace it.

“The free Obama phone is an important program, especially for low income families that would otherwise not have access to basic communications,” the homepage of reads.

The site does, however, clarify that Obama did not start the program and that there's no such thing as an "Obama phone."

..yeah. My ass!

Here's the scam:

..if this sorry sack wind in November, I'm sucking all of the freebies out of the government I can get. Not to Hoover up your taxes, dear reader, but to piss off the grating, trapezoidal, proles like that goddam mirror-fogging mouth-breathing woman.

Let's see how much she likes it when a bunch of lily-white honkies start getting all of the food stamps, phones, and gummint cheese.

Suck on this, lady!



From a comment in a RCP article on "Obama's Dereliction of Duty" article by Mark Salter:

B Ha Moderator 1 day ago

why meet with world leaders who expect actual governance when you can meet with fawning celebrity fans on a national tv show that has a mostly female (who votes you need) audience? he's not an empty chair; he's an empty suit.
Jean Jean and 24 more liked this

Twister Moderator 22 hours ago in reply to B Ha

B Ha -

Agreed! Think a guy like THIS would abdicate responsibility? (By the way, Democrats and Independents, I wrote every single word of this myself over a period of almost 5 years of reading and learning about Romney from independent sources, meaning, not one single statement came from the Romney website or a Romney mailer. Verify it all yourself.)


- Graduated with “University Honors” from BYU (also known as “Highest Honors”, their most prestigious form of recognition, somewhat equivalent to valedictorian) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; he’s not just a numbers guy

- Master’s degree in Business (Harvard, a Baker's scholar: top 5% of business students)

- Master’s degree in Law (Harvard, graduated Cum Laude / with Honors, top 1/3 of his class)

- Earned both master’s degrees (business AND law) at Harvard University simultaneously (Could you do that? I couldn’t.)

- Had an incredible 80% success rate in private business and now worth between $200 and $250 million (compare this to Obama and many of Obama's closest advisers who have never had to turn a profit or go hungry, and, no, don't whine about workers Romney let go when investing in a company while at Bain Capital because you'd be forgetting to look at: A) the fact that Bain was INVITED by the companies to have Bain invest in them; there were no “hostile takeovers” by Bain Capital and B) the workers' jobs Romney saved by saving a dying company and C) the jobs he created after those struggling companies were turned around and started to grow again)

- Gave away his inheritance in 1998 to start / help fund the “George W. Romney Institute of Public Management” at BYU (his father, George Romney, died in 1995)

- As head of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City) turned a potential loss (-$379M shortfall) into one of the few profit-earning Olympic games (+$100M profit)

- Donated his entire Olympic Games salary and severance package ($1.4M) to charity

- Put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat (2003 – 2007) as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

- While governor of Massachusetts, at HIS request, served the people of MA at the salary of $1/year (that’s right, ONE DOLLAR)

- Previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces (Yes, a state governor is legally the Commander In Chief of that state's National Guard forces unless those troops are called to active-duty by the President)

- Turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor (- $3.0B to +$2.16B; that’s “billion” with a “B”)

- Cut taxes 19 times as Massachusetts governor (that’s not a typo, NINETEEN)

- As MA governor, developed a plan that would make deadbeats pay for their own health care (you may not like the MA health care law but that's what it's sole purpose was. Still don't like it because of the mandate? Don't move to MA.) (BTW, how would YOU have solved the MA healthcare free-loader problem and how would you have done it with an overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled state legislature like Romney had to work with?)

- “Service over self”. Romney endorsed McCain only 2 days after ‘Super Tuesday’ in 2008 when it became obvious McCain was the clear front-runner; America is more important to him than his ego (Can you say “He’s not Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum”?)

- Volunteer service to community as a church head pastor for 13 years all with ZERO pay (that's right, none); 5 years as a “bishop” and 8 years as a “stake president”

- Would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 Million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)

- Voluntarily turned down enrolling in Medicare when he turned 65 on March 12, 2012
(in other words, he’s NOT sucking up our precious tax dollars because he knows he can, and therefore should, take care of himself)

- He also chose to NOT receive any Social Security payments upon turning 65 because, again, he knows he can take care of himself and therefore should not rely on our tax dollars to help fund his daily living

- Looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

- Released his last 2 years of filed tax records (2010 AND 2011) proving he’s not a tax cheat; paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes in 2011giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1%. AND, the private firm which prepared Romney’s taxes from 1990 through 2009 issued a letter stating that Romney paid 100% of the federal and state income taxes owed during those 20 years. The firm also said Romney’s average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.2% for those 20 years. Satisfied?

- Cares about his fellow man: gave $3,000,000 to charity in 2010 and $4,000,000 to charity in 2011; that’s $7 MILLION in just 2 years. Would you have done that? Romney did.

- He’s pledged (repeatedly) that he’ll repeal Obamacare and REPLACE it with something better.

- And finally…..he’s N-O-T Obama

P.S. - If all one can say about a candidate is that they are a member of "X" church and ignore the talents and character of the person, that person does not deserve the privilege of voting.

September 27, 2012

Making enemies of our friends..

If you had any hesitation about why this SCOAMF needs to get thrown out with the garbage on November 6th:


Now there you go again..

Ronald Reagan famously used that gambit in the one and only debate he had with Jimmy Carter. It resonated and he went on to a landslide victory.

I am not whistling past the graveyard here, pipples. The poll-gate crap and media slant that is going on here is legendary. It's turned a lot of Romney supporters into bed-wetters. To which I respond, like the Bard, "Screw your courage to the sticking-place!"

Over on Powerline Blog, John Hinderaker writes, "Keep Calm and Carry On":
Romney himself, in the eye of the hurricane, has remained commendably calm. There is no sign that his confidence has wavered, no hint of a major change in strategy (despite the claims of some reporters), no indication of even a moment of panic. I don’t know what Romney’s internal polling is showing, but I suspect that he has confidence not only in his message but in the massive turnout effort that he and his supporters have been building. And, perhaps, in the voters. Americans are by no means infallible, but are they really dumb enough, or self-destructive enough, to want another four years of Barack Obama’s failures? Will 98% of African-Americans, in particular, vote for another four years of record poverty and unemployment? I don’t think so.

If Romney’s confidence proves misplaced, there will be time enough to contemplate how we can try to salvage America’s future. For now, conservatives need to stay engaged through the home stretch, supporting conservative House and Senate candidates like the Power Line Pick Six, doing our best to convince friends, relatives and co-workers to vote Republican, and, of course, turning out ourselves on November 6.
Someone commented in that post as follows:
"So people should be wary of making decisions on the basis of Rasmussen polling, while discarding the rest as biased or as oversampling democrats. Of course, we'll know the reality shortly enough."

To which I respond: so, like Romney's and Reagan's "Are you better off" question, no matter what the polls say, WILL YOU STILL VOTE FOR YOUR CANDIDATE (ROMNEY OR OBAMA) OR WILL THE POLLS CHANGE YOUR MIND?

I cannot conceive of any intelligent Romney supporter say to themselves, "Well, i see where Obama's election and four more years of this crapola are inevitable, so I might as well go along with the crowd."

Get real, folks. It's gonna come down to the debates and the last four weeks. Romney's got a pile of case; Obama does not. (He's got $7 million in the bank, a $10 million loan, and still owes $15 million on the D&C convention in Charlotte.).



I though so! See you at the polls.


Oh well then.. long as you put if that way you silver-tongued devil, you talked me into it. I'm convinced! I mean, what a persuasive argument!

OBAMA 2012!


UPDATE: Here is Mike Ramirez's take on this; different race, same pathetically diminished capacity to reason:


September 26, 2012

A bump too far..


September 25, 2012

Open Letter to Guy Benson (and Ed Morrissey)

I spent this noon working at my desk and taking in the Ed Morrissey Show over on Hot Air. They are both great people and confirmed political junkies but their discussion of the state of the polls as at this date was a total bring down. I was motivated to write Guy the following e-mail:
Mr Benson,

We have e-mailed before and I want you to know that I [still] hold your writing, opinion, and analysis in high regard. However, I want to let you know that you have broken me of one habit: listening to you and Ed discuss polling and the election on his noontime show. Too Eeyore-ish for my blood.

As I write this, I am poised, dripping wet with gasoline (at $4.12 per gallon), a lit match, a rusty Gillette Blue Blade, and a loaded Pietta 1858 .44 New Army Remington replica ready to launch myself into oblivion. (Important note: I am prone to hyperbole; no call to the suicide watch line is necessary!)

Since you were not on scene until a year into the second Reagan landslide, I would appreciate giving you what little anecdotal historical perspective I may have. In those days, we old codgers we were trapped in a drab gray existence in 1977-1980 where only the alphabet media outlets and the deadwood pulp propaganda were the carrier of the 1984 message: Carter is good; Reagan is a wigged-out cowboy from California.

In those days, the good and decent people chafed under Carter's economic missteps and his incredible bungling when it came to handling Iran, the Shah, the Ayotollah, and the embassy hostage crisis. For three solid years we carried this burr under our saddle, cringing at this boob's incompetence. The only interconnection we all had was a constant and pulsing hatred for this man.

We had no concept of where Reagan was in the polls; we only saw the one debate -- I remember rising to my feet and pumping my fist when Reagan uttered the immortal, "Well, there you again" ( -- and we mostly took this white hot anger into the polling booth with us.

I voted at approximately 1715 PST in California but my anger did not abate when I came home at 1730 and found that Carter had capitulated minutes before. I wanted the night to drag out for this dreadful little man; I wanted to savor state after state falling before his eyes. I wanted him absolutely humiliated.

As much anger as I had in those days, I have that tenfold now for Obama -- and, in my mind it is justified. Frankly, I think Obama is not only dangerously incompetent but also that he is seriously intent on fundamentally changing this nation and changing its relation with other nations in the world and therefore making the world less safe.

Anyway, Guy, I know this has nothing to do with the "reality of the polls" but to tie these ramblings back to my original point: the bedwetting mantra (not necessarily yours nor Ed's) is damaging my spirit and I think I should return to 1980 where we did not have this surfeit of "helpful" punditry like Noonan, Kristol, and all of the other so-called beltway apparatchiks.

Just kinda hoping for a reason to fight on, I suppose; probably better that I spend my time working for the campaign anyway and turn off this surfeit of media effluvia.

Thanks for letting me rant and kindest regards,

William Phinizy
The War Planner
Now, I want to be clear about this: I like Guy and Ed a great deal. I despise Peggy Noonan, Bill Kristol, and the other inside-the-beltway sluggos with a passion. My basic rule-of-thumb: if one can and does receive a regular invitations to beltway cocktail parties, that person receives my undying enmity and inattention.


..I thought not.

UPDATE: As I was scouring the internet for some fragments of data, I came across the following highlights of Reagan's debate with Carter. for your viewing pleasure; please note how many items are relevant today AND how this might be good material for Mitt Romney to review before October 3rd.

Woo among you would love to see Romney eviscerate this View-Visiting Sumbitch in all three debates?


September 24, 2012

Remember the debt?

You should because shit-for-brains certainly does not:


The kids wake up..

Great ad from our kids who finally get the message:

Feel sorry for these young folks. I got the Good Lance Corporal (USMC Reserves) living home with me, working at odd jobs, putting himself through college, his girl friend -- both lives and careers on hold.

All because of this socialist jerk's ineptitude.

UPDATE: Well, most of them have, at any rate. The young lady below, not so much:

Nor these folks, I guess:

Remember, Fellow Babies, these people walk amongst us!


September 23, 2012

Obama Benghazi Election Poster

This horrific image comes from Petefrt's album -- a pretty good collection on the subject of The Pantload™ POTUS and his reign of Error:

..please visit Pete and thank him for his efforts.

UPDATE: Hee is a variation on the same theme:


Deficit? Not in this crapsack's wallet..

First, a new Romney ad about the infamous "Obama ignore" by Pelosi:

And now on to the subject at hand. The Crapsack stopped into a restaurant in Wisconsin prior to a -- what else? -- fund raising event and got some lunch.

While he rest of us might be hurting, looks like Asshole POTUS is pretty flush.

But here's a metaphoric shot of whaty I hope happens to this sack of shit on November 6th:


September 22, 2012

Obama's Bloody Benghazi Flag

This comes from the blog -- Predictable History -- of the lovely and talented (and incredibly interesting) Hot Air commenter Resist We Much. Her work is incredibly thought-provoking and -- in this case -- moving.

She adds to her post  this gruesome graphic reminder of just how calculating and tone deaf this piece of festering vomit -- our Pantload™ POTUS -- really is:

UPDATE: I do not want to stint on my referrals to RWM's blog. Her post on the above bears visiting and reading. Also, it is proceeded by another post with some rather interesting -- albeit ghastly -- revelations concerning the desecration of Ambassador Stevens' body after his death. Hint: it ain't gonna endear you to Mooz-lems a whole helluva lot!

Thank you, RWM..

 ..and God Damn you to Hell, Obama!


September 21, 2012

Hey! Fellow old guys!

Hat tip to Erika Johnsen over at Hot Air, here's a clip of Paul Ryan going into the belly of the beast and taking his message to the AARP's annual convention in New Orleans, Louisiana:

You will hear, of course, a chorus of boos mixed in with some applause. I'm guessing me that some old codgers like me ain't exactly down with the program of dumping Obama and his crew. Although it's a somewhat ambiguous response.

Nonetheless, one admires Paul for standing his ground a la Romney at the NAACP convention.

That said, as far as I am concerned, you can flush AARP down the sewer as a 100% shill for Obama and the health care plan he rammed down our throats over two years ago. As far as I am concerned, that company can F.O.A.D. Don't share my opinion? Then view this little clip and see if you feel the same way.


September 20, 2012

"Can't change Washington from the inside.."

Guess who just admitted to being a dickless wonder over on Univision:

Really? Really? Really, you SCOAMF? Then why did you run for the office and screw up this country for the last four years!


UPDATE: Here is one of the responses to this mentally-deficient narcissist's "final excuse".

..too bad they didn't focus on the answer that to the question Matt Lauer was asking VPOTUS FLATLINE. I am sure it woulda been a dilly!

Partying with Preezy Long-Legged Mac Daddy..

Ramirez nails it:

Just for grins, let's see what this piece of crap had on his agenda in addition to the Letterman appearance:

..and, while we're at it, here's today's arduous schedule:

Hmmmmmmmm..a couple of grip-n-grins sandwiched between a lot of air time on OUR Air Force One. Hope the little dear will get some rest after his air travels.


Holding all the cards..

I posted previously about The Three Card Monty referencing the facts and innuendos that will be hurled at us in the next seven weeks.

Here is a more somber -- but beautiful -- piece about the meaning of a deck of cards sent to me by my long-time friend and high-school classmate, Tom Love:

..enjoy and God bless!


September 18, 2012

The old Three Card Monty..

The debates are coming up and you can expect to get a good dose of the old Three Card Monty when that lip-flapping liar gets his turn. Hell, you hit the comment threads on a lot of the political blogs and articles and you will see the comment stream festooned with this clown's sycophantic minions pumping his "four million jobs created" Bravo Sierra - the latter day reincarnation of the old "saved or created" mantra. Anyway, here's a little primer that you can use to study up for that first debate on October 3rd. It moves pretty fast but, hey, it's free so you can replay it as many times as you want to get it down pat., there it is! Oh, and for your reference, here's some Bravo Sierra:

And here's some more:

Paul Mirengoff, over a Powerline Blog, sucks on a lemon while he ruminates over "yet more" Romney gaffes:

For months, analysts have been trying to understand why Mitt Romney can’t take the lead against an unsuccessful and somewhat unpopular president. The best explanation I’ve heard is the one offered four years ago to explain Romney’s inability to gain traction against John McCain, who lacked wide popularity with Republicans — Romney has trouble connecting with voters.
But, as Romney concedes, his statement was “inelegant.” In this context, inelegant means damaging — damaging because it plays into the theme that Romney doesn’t understand or sympathize with ordinary Americans; damaging because it can be construed as writing off as parasites nearly half of the voting population of America; damaging because it therefore creates a new obstacle to Romney’s attempt to connect with ordinary voters.

This doesn’t mean the election is over. Romney is losing, but all is not lost. The election will be determined by the as yet undecided voters and by turnout among those who have a clear preference. Romney’s statement is unlikely to affect turnout. But it may well hurt him among the undecideds. If these voters held anything like the view Romney was trying to express, they wouldn’t be undecided.

In my view, undecided voters, to the extent one can generalize about them, are weighing Obama’s failed presidency against their sense that Romney doesn’t really care about ordinary folk. Romney’s inelegant statement reinforces their concern about Romney. But it does nothing to dispel their view of Obama. There’s reason to hope that, as is usually the case in presidential elections, concrete concerns about an unsuccessful incumbent will trump perceptions about the challenger.
To which I call Bull Shit. I am getting tired of the bed-wetting political punditry who look more to write some "lookie me" cutesy pie commentary. Below is my response.

Mr Mirengoff, et al, I weep for this country. We have truly morphed into a nation of American-Idol-Mouth-Breathing Mirror-Fogging bed-wetting idiots!

We spend four years ranting and raving about what a horror show Obama is and how the country will vapor-lock if this man is given another four years. The main reason evidenced for our assumptions is this fool's incompetence and lack of real-world executive experience.

And yet, a great number of those who wish to have this bum thrown out on his ass are now whining and moaning and grumbling because Romney does not provide "specifics" on what his plan is for the country if elected. Additionally, some criticize him because he does not speak up boldly enough and still others, in the wake of his two or three so-called gaffs -- including Mr Mirengoff -- chastise him because be spoke up too boldly.

May I humbly suggest, ladies and gentlemen, that you screw your courage to the sticking place, and (like George Romney advised his son) start acting boldly yourselves. You are all now beset by a fit of the vapors because you are not sure what Romney will do when elected. You  are afraid he won't be Conservative enough -- or perhaps too conservative or he can't connect with the people or whatever!

What a bunch of Coca Cola gas emitted by a bunch of flouncing Nancies.

Here's the deal: Romney IS specific. He has spent millions of dollars putting up a website outlining what he has in mind for this country. It's good and it beats the skippy out of what The Pantload outgassed at the D&C in Charlotte. Yet there are those who would feign ignorance. Go over there and read it like you would read the guarantee or the loan docs on a new car you are buying. Yeah, it's almost as important.

Also, Romney is a good man, he is a kind man, he is a charitable man. He has almost no blemishes when it comes to public and private life. Further, he is a competent man. He has been very successful in business as a chief executive. HE IS THE TYPE OF MAN WE NEED AT THIS TIME TO RUN THIS COUNTRY.

No, he's not going to be Sarah Palin nor Newt Gingerich nor Ron Paul (thank goodness) but neither will he be Barack Obama (thank goodness) and he will not even be Barack Obama Lite. (Thank Goodness!) He will probably run the U. S. like he ran Massachusetts.  And. Lord willing, maybe he will not have to deal with Harry Reid nor Nancy Pelosi, but he will have to deal with the hated Democrats because, let's face it, NOTHING is getting through congress these days. (Thank goodness!)

So it ain't gonna be the vaunted Conservative Nirvana we all have wet dreams about but it sure ain't gonna be the incompetent fresh hell we are living through now.

Right now, you got two choices: (1) sit on your ass, bitch about imperfection and let the sorry crapsack have four more flexible years or (2) get off your ass and work for a man who will start to cure our considerable ills and bring respect back to the presidency.


Another picture worh 1,000 words..


September 17, 2012

"If you gotta go, you gotta go.."

Rest my case.

(Thanks to my good friend and work confidante in a sea full of libs, Carl.)


"You didn't build that!"


September 16, 2012

Long Legged Mack Daddy..

I know that you're thinking, but hear him out to the end:

..I have found another hero, I think!

September 14, 2012

September 11, 2012


1980 = 2012?

Some remembrances as to why this November might be reminiscent of that memorable November 32 years ago.

In November, most of us will be going into that voting booth with one thing on our minds: put the best person in place to solve the problems of this economy. This is an almost identical scenario to 1980. We had a weak-kneed POTUS and an economy in bad shape. (Although it was not as bad as this one.) We have been beset for four years with a media that has been humping this POTUS’s leg for his entire term. We cannot get a break as they still persist in polishing this turd.

The alternative is a good, honest, clean living family man who does not need this job, could care less about the power it brings, but has volunteered out of the goodness of his heart and through love of this country to try to lead us out of this dreary wilderness. (Think about it. What is Romney’s motivation? He could live the rest of his life comfortably irrespective of who was steering the ship the next four years.)

On a conservative blog when I postulated that Romney is in the same position as Reagan, some TrueCon outgassed that Romney is no conservative, cannot arouse the base and, therefore, the 1980 analogy does not apply.

To which I respond Bullshit!

The people’s main motivation back in 1980 was to rid ourselves of that crapsack Carter. The majority who knew Reagan voted for him, not because he was a true conservative but rather because he was a good and decent man. After the debates, they agreed he was up to the job. Doubt me? Then please provide a valid rationale for the so-called Reagan Democrats. Surely those folks would have preferred other than a rock-ribbed conservative. All of us back then suffered under a suffocating media blanket. The only outlets were the alphabet networks who heard no evil, saw no evil, and spoke no evil of Carter. There was no “new media” then. Consequently we all sat in our homes and seethed at Carter’s jelly-kneed fecklessness. We went into those polling booths — true conservative, centrist, Reagan Democrat — in a blind rage and the results were memorable.

Anyway, whatever happens in November happens. if Romney loses then I believe we have gone past the tipping point where most Americans will want the nanny state to raise them, clothe them, feed them, and wipe their asses all the way to the grave.

However, I believe Romney will will and will win handily. My belief is anecdotal to be sure. No D+10 skewed polls; no babbling talking heads expelling endless persiflage, no super hip Pantload Preezy hangin’ with the homeys.

Just me, my seething, 80s retro anger, and my belief that the American public — not the mirror-fogging mouth-breathers, the good, common, decent folk — do not like what has happened to all of us over the last four years and want to do something about it.


Damn right, lady!

Comment of the day from Lily over at Hot Gas:

cane_loader on September 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

My sentiments, exactly.

In order for Obama to win this election one must assume that the voters will overlook the state of the economy.

One must also assume that they are willing to “give him more time” to double down on the same stuff he has been doing.

People voted for Obama the first time because they were worked into a froth of anger toward Bush by negative coverage and anxious to believe the hope and change and start a new era of racial peace and harmony.

Has there been harmony? Peace? Economic recovery? No. There has not. Instead there has been acrimony, race baiting, mean-spiritedness, and as close to economic collapse as most people living have seen in this country.

And gas is close to 4.00 freaking bucks a gallon!!!! It was less than half that in 2008 and the media acted like it was the apocalypse. And even though the talking heads are careful not to mention it now, it’s not as if no one has noticed on their own without being told. And have you bought groceries lately?

Yeah people notice that everyone they know is working 3 part-time jobs, on food stamps and the husbands have had to go on disability because they haven’t been able to get a job in 3 years.

And what did Obama say to a nation waiting to hear what he was going to do with 4 More Years! “The election of 2008 was not about Me it was about You!” He BLAMED US! We are not worthy of his benevolent rule! Even Jon Stewart caught that vibe from him.

At this point, a return to the Carter years would be a best case scenario and no one is buying what he is selling. I don’t care what the pollsters say. They same the same thing every year.

Lily on September 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

..nothing to add; she nailed it!


September 10, 2012

Bed Wetters..

Seems that Obama and the shriekers and the Vagina Demagogues at the D&C in Charlotte last week for a four-point bump coming out of this weekend and it's beginning to fade. Nonetheless, over on Hot Gas, a number of folks have succumbed to the now-rejuvenated Concern Trolls, ABRers ("this is what you get when you don't nominate a REAL conservative"), TrueCons ("I hope Romney loses so Obama and the Dems get tagged with the responsibility for our nation tanking. Then my conservative hero will jump in and save the day.", libertarians ("I will never vote for Romney; Mr Five Percent -- Gary Johnsen -- is my man"), or flat-out loons ("Abandon all hope and vote a straight Constitution party ticket.").

A Romney staffer issued an e-mail below to address this jelly-kneed Eeyorism. It was published in the Washington Examiner and I thought I'd excerpt it below:

TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster
RE: State of the Race
DATE: September 10, 2012

Don’t get too worked up about the latest polling. While some voters will feel a bit of a sugar-high from the conventions, the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly. The reality of the Obama economy will reassert itself as the ultimate downfall of the Obama Presidency, and Mitt Romney will win this race.

In his acceptance speech, President Obama did not offer any solutions for the millions of Americans unemployed or underemployed. But his convention speech was not the only big letdown to voters, as Americans also dealt with yet another dismal jobs report last week. President Obama is the only president in modern American history to stand before the American people asking for re-election with this many Americans struggling to find work. The key numbers in this election are the 43 straight months of 8% or higher unemployment, the 23 million Americans struggling to find work, and the 47 million Americans who are on food stamps.

Today, there is no question: Americans are not better off than we were four years ago, and that is why President Obama has struggled in this race. The truth is that some of President Obama’s allies are claiming victory, but others are acknowledging the unsustainable position in which they find themselves. This is evidenced in a recent quote in The New York Times by an Obama Administration official saying, “It’s certainly not what I would call the position we wanted to be in at this point in the race…He’s going to have to make the case that we wouldn’t even be at 8 percent if it weren’t for him.”

Consider the following points:

The Obama Economy: The stakes are very high in this election, and voters understand the future of our country is on the line. This may be lost on those living within the hyper-political world in and around the Beltway, but it is not lost in communities in battleground states. In short, the Romney-Ryan campaign understands Americans struggling in the Obama economy will determine the outcome of the race, and once the preponderance of information about the President’s failed policies – combined with Mitt Romney’s vision to strengthen the middle class – are communicated, our nation will move in a different direction.

All Signs Point to a Tight Race: Those watching the daily tracking polls know that, while the President has seen a bounce from his convention, his approval has already begun to slip, indicating it is likely to recede further. In eight states,’s reporting of the most recent statewide polls puts the margin between the two candidates at less than three points, virtually guaranteeing a tight race.

Next, the battlefield has actually expanded, not contracted. Note that Wisconsin is now in play and our campaign is now up with ads in that state, while the latest poll numbers from the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico show the race closing there. And this tightening is not an anomaly. Consider the traditional Democratic strongholds of New Jersey and Connecticut, won by President Obama in 2008 by margins of 15 points and 22 points, respectively. In both states,’s reporting of the most recent statewide polls puts Obama’s lead at only seven points in each of these states.

In North Carolina, fresh off of hosting the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign is laying the groundwork for a stealth withdrawal. In a state the President won by a mere 14,000 votes in 2008, all one has to do is look at the Obama campaign’s television buy in the state to understand how they view their chances there. The Obama campaign’s North Carolina television buy has dropped 35% compared to June, and they have run more than twice as much advertising over the past two weeks in Rochester, Minnesota (hitting a small slice of Iowa), than they have in any North Carolina market.

Historical Data: Political campaign historians will recall President Jimmy Carter led Ronald Reagan by a near double digit margin late in the fall in 1980. In that race, the voters made their decision based on the key issues confronting the nation and it determined the outcome. On the economy, the most important issue of this race, Mitt Romney leads by 51%-45%, according to the most recent CNN/ORC poll.

Targeted Campaign: The Romney-Ryan campaign is running deeply local and targeted efforts in each of the states focusing on the voter groups that will make the difference on Election Day. Anyone asserting a “one-size-fits-all-campaign” effort is being put forward is simply misinformed, as evidenced by the 15 different ads released by the Romney Ryan campaign this past Friday and now running in nine states, including Wisconsin.

New Money Advantage: All of this is not possible without resources, and the Romney-Ryan campaign and the Republican Party have a real advantage. In August alone, the Romney Victory effort raised more than $111 million, marking the third straight fundraising month of more than $100 million, putting us on a very strong financial footing for the final two months.

Energy and Enthusiasm: CNN/ORC’s most recent polling shows that 62% of Republicans are “extremely” or “very” excited about this election, while only 56% of Democrats report being “extremely” or “very” excited. This Republican enthusiasm advantage has manifested itself in an unprecedented and historic grassroots effort that will have a significant impact on turnout in battleground states on Election Day. For instance, as of today, Victory volunteers have already knocked on more doors than during the entire 2008 campaign. (2.72 million in 2012 through September 8 compared to 2.43 million overall in 2008.)

Romney’s Ground Game: During last weekend’s “Super Saturday,” we crossed the 20 million volunteer voter contact threshold. Also, the Romney campaign knocked on more doors last week than in any week during the 2008 campaign. More than 55,000 volunteers have knocked doors or made phone calls for Victory this year and that number is growing by the week. And volunteers have collected person-to-person identification information on nearly 1.7 million swing voters in battleground states thus far. And the numbers are even more startling when one looks at individual states. For instance, in Ohio alone, five times more phone calls and 28 times more door knocks have been made than at this time in 2008. This past Saturday, more than 100,000 doors were knocked on by Victory volunteers in the Buckeye State. And in Wisconsin, five times more phone calls and 72 times more door knocks have been made than at this time in 2008. And the list goes on and on.

Mitt Romney will be the next President. The outcome of this race will ultimately be determined in favor of Governor Romney because he has the better leadership skills, the better record, and the better vision for where he wants to take the country. These advantages are being fueled by the commitment and determination of volunteers and voters to change direction and move our country on a path toward economic growth and job creation. In short, the combination of having the superior candidate, being in a margin- of-error race with an incumbent President, having a cash advantage, and having an unprecedented grassroots effort and a winning message on the economy ensure that Americans will make a change in leadership in Washington on November 6.
There were, of course, a number of comments in response -- some agreeing and some from out-and-out trolls -- but the most significant comment was this analysis of Obama's re-election chances:

Obama is running no ads in Arizona, Missouri or Indiana and he has ceded those states to Romney.

Both Romney and Obama have massively reduced spending in North Carolina, with Romney ahead and Obama will cede North Carolina within three weeks, because he has $65M less cash on hand and has to target his resources.

Romney is currently ceding Pennsylvania and this might change, but at present it has to be considered solid Obama.This gives Obama 221 and Romney 206 with 10 states in play. Nevada, New Hampshire and New Mexico are too small to bet the presidency on and neither candidate will sweep all three states. It therefore comes down to Colorado, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Ohio and Iowa.Obama is confident he will win Michigan and Wisconsin, because he is spending very little in Wisconsin and nothing in Michigan. That would take him to between 252 and 256, depending on whether he wins one or two of the small states (NM, Nev. and NH).The fact that he is going crazy in Virginia and Iowa tells you everything you need to know. He knows he cannot bet the presidency on Florida, because it is trending red for the last decade, he has ticked off a lot of elderly Jews, Romney has now equaled his ground game there and he simply cannot bet the massive broadcast resources Florida requires, given his financial disadvantage.He cannot bet the presidency on Ohio, because it is filled with working class whites over thirty and as his recent performances in the primaries demonstrate, this group will never be reliable for him.

He cannot make a large bet on Colorado because it has gone Republican 8 out of 9 times between 1972 and 2004 and only went for him by two points last time because he outspent McCain 6 to 1 there. This would be like Romney betting the campaign on Pennsylvania. Obama is not that stupid.

That means Virginia and Iowa are both do or die, which is why he is pumping money into the D.C. suburbs and practically living in Des Moines.

What is hilarious is that the morons in the press keep talking about Romney's "narrow path" in the electoral college, when it is Obama who has to thread the needle perfectly: Pennsylvania (probable), at least one of the three small states (probable), Michigan (probable, but still early on this one), Wisconsin (going to be tough), Virginia (gone Republican 9 of the last 10 times, he cannot outspend Romney 5 to 1 like he did McCain, not going to happen) and Iowa (not going to happen). He could make up for falling short in Virginia and Iowa by winning Florida or Ohio, but if he believed this was going to happen, he wouldn't have spent three consecutive days in Iowa before the convention.

As far as the bed wetters on the right who panic every time Obama gets a 4 point poll bounce, I would refer you to the entire history of campaign polling and tell you to pull yourselves together. The laws of political gravity have not been repealed. On election day, the incumbent with the 60 score on the Consumer Confidence Index loses.

..anyone out there need me to com over and help them change their sheets or are we gonna man up, put on our big boy pants, and get this thing done?


September 5, 2012


"BofA Vault: a cozy place on a rainy evening."
Seems like Obama and his traveling minstrel show are taking a hike to a more intimate site:
After this morning’s news that the Democrats are now planning to move Obama’s convention speech from the outdoor, 70,000-capacity Bank of America football stadium to the indoor, 20,000-capacity Time Warner basketball arena because of ostensible weather concerns (meaning, the 30 percent chance of thunderstorms on the forecast practically every night in the summer for the mid-eastern seaboard), there’s been no shortage of mockery from the Right for the Democrats’ retreat from much-heralded enthusiasm to defensive sheepishness.
You gotta love this, doncha? Cutting back by more than two-thirds (from 74,000 to 22,000) because of some isolated t-storms-- with the porbablbilty dropping to almost zero-point-zero by the time Obama hits the stage at 1000L PDT.

As I said in a previous post, this would turn out to be a monumental embarrassment for them if they stayed. either there would be phalanx after phalanx of empty chairs (now a painful reference to this campaign thanks to Clint's performance art at the Tampa RNC) or the Berlin Airlift-like logistics -- like carting in all of the Sterno bums on the Eastern seaboard -- would provide delicious commentary for the right-wing blogosphere.

But now, like the Obama Regime's spending, it seems they have outdone themselves by throwing in the towel and takin' it to off the streets. Also, the flimsy rain excuse is getting some embarrassing exposure as well. Seems that the head weather guesser at a local Charlotte TV station is calling B.S.:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The chief meteorologist at a Charlotte television station is questioning the decision by Democrats to move President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention to a smaller venue because of the weather.

“Thursday night will likely be the best weather of the entire week,” Brad Panovich of WCNC-NBC TV wrote on Twitter in reference to when Obama’s speech was planned to take place at the outside Bank of America stadium, which can accommodate 70,000 people.

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday announced that the weather is forcing them to relocate Obama’s speech to the Time Warner Cable Arena, which is inside and holds a far fewer 22,000 people.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning after the news broke, Panovich said there’s only a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain or storms and argued that “if you are going to move inside for this small risk you could have done that days ago.”

Said Panovich: “My main point is if you were going to move inside for the small weather threat Thursday, you could have made that decision a week ago.”

“It’s a simple question.. if you had a (Charlotte) Panthers game, Concert or Soccer match with a 20% chance of storms would you cancel 24 hours prior?” he asked.

In a stuttering clusterfark of a miserable convention fraught with questionable left-wing histrionics and a frankly scary socialist theme fit only for a SCOAMF POTUS, you'd think these clowns would tire of manufacturing questionable metaphors. But it's kinda funny how RAIN could well be one of the significant symbols used to define this Freak Show. It ends up with The Pantload's speech downsizing his acceptance speech venue because of rain" after it began some four days ago with his sand castle being rained upon.

Heaven help them if they pull off another OIHO STATE Schottmeister Field House fiasco like the did when they "opened" the campaign in May.

I'll just leave you with a little traveling music.



As long as we're skimming over the Charlotte Freak Show, here is something we need to get back in touch with. If is the absolutely heart-wrenching commentary of Karen Vaughn, mother of fallen Navy Seal of Aaron Carson Vaughn, reacting to Barack Obama’s campaign ad “One Chance.” Karen and Billy Vaughn lost their son Aaron last year in Afghanistan. Video courtesy of Andrew Marcus:

The offensive segment of the ad is interspersed between this courageous mom's lamentations.

Hint: you want to understand her being on the verge of tears? Try imagining your son or daughter had died in a foreign conflict and you could no longer see them, hear them, or talk to them. I did this with THE GOOD LANCE CORPORAL and it brought me to tears.

God bless this woman, God bless her husband, God keep her beloved son in the cradle of his arms..

..and God damn Obama to Hell.


Owning up..

Revealing Politics canvassed the DNC attendees last night and asked how it felt to be owned by the government as the DNC video "The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To" maintained last night:

For the record, here is part of the original video:

I do not know about you, but I am absolutely terrified! I woke up this morning and, watching Stuart Varney on Fox Biz News, I realized that we are nothing more than the frogs who have been sitting in a pan of water for the last four years as the heat has been slowly and deliberately increased.

The economy tanking, 8% unemployment since the vaunted stimulus passed in 2009, labor force participation has sunk to a level not seen since the early 80s despite a growth in overall population, we are all headed for government controlled and mandated healthcare, more people are on food stamps than ever before in this nation, one of our major automobile companies has been bought out by the government who shafted non-union members while keeping union stooges' pensions intact, our tax money being distributed to crony capitalists with pay-outs to Obama handlers, a rampantly out-of-control DOJ perpetrating crimes and causing our citizens to be killed..

..and it goes on and on.

Then, finally, this ripping off of the mask at this farce of a clambake in North Carolina where the wife of the president tells us that it will take a little more time to effect change.

Yeah, you bloated-butt bitch, fundamentally transforming the once-land-of-the-free-and-home-of-the-brave into the second coming of the USSR is not exactly an overnight effort.

And, hell no, I do not belong to the government! It belongs to me!

We have just over 60 days until we right this ship and that will be our last chance. Four more years and we're cooked. Hope you all like boiled frogs' legs!


September 3, 2012


Here is something to occupy your time instead of that vomit-inducing spectacle in North Carolina.



Today is another ad hoc Chick-Fil-A observation: National Empty Chair Day. The classic image above -- courtesy of The Last Refuge -- I stumbled upon searching up pics representing this marvelous impromptu holiday. Simply says it all.

However, there are also these, from the obvious to the sublime:

Only known picture of Obama with Karl Marx.

..more here.


It's up to you..

November 6th we have not only a choice fro new POTUS but also an opportunity to replace VPOTUS FLATLINE as well. Sent to me by my USAFR Squadron XO, here's a little background on Paul Ryan:

[a few weeks ago,] we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, is to be Mitt Romney's pick for the next Vice President of The United States.

What are we to think of this selection?  He's not a graduate of Columbia University.  He's not a graduate of Harvard.  He wasn't selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review.  He didn't get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio.  For God's sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!

One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack.  He didn't write two books about that experience.  Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.

Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimers, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma.  His grandma wasn't the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of "need".

Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin's office.  The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer.  No one offered him a "token honor" position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.

When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn't demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him.  He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office.   In Janesville, Wisconsin they don't have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.

After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn't triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists.  He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.

Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville.  He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan.  He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.

For those who can't make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a "mobile constituent office" and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.

No, I don't know if we can vote for a guy like this.  He doesn't have a regal pedigree; he's Irish for God's sake!  No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected.  No one threw flowers or got "chills down their leg" as a he took his seat in Congress.

What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row.  He's is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years!  The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own.   What is wrong with this guy?  If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra?  Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1?  Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?

I don't know.  Paul Ryan seems heartless to me.  He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit!  The guy's no fun at all!

Who wants a numbers cruncher?  Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill?  Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party's over.

Party Hearty folks!  At least until November.
The alternative, of course, is Slow Joe:


September 2, 2012

Getting their fill..

The prospect of the Democrats filling the 74,000 seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on the final day of their de minimis convention will be an interesting one. As mentioned, I am depleted from my road trip, but there are some juicy points to be analyzed by this and I hope to do so with a good night's sleep. Look for updates.

Needless to say, however, I am salivating over the prospect of this Sword of Damocles hanging over this pathetic POTUS's head. If he fails to fill the venue, then it will turn out to be a book-end of embarrassments for his campaign that started off with an almost -vacant venue at the Ohio State basketball pavilion and one whose crowds have been so substantially less than his 2008 campaign that his handlers have argued that they were purposely limiting the crowd size.

On the other hand, if he DOES manage to fill the stadium, the story will be just how he managed to do it. Remember, the Ohio State fiasco was his opening campaign effort and he could not fill the 18,000 seat venue. One wonders what sort of inducements will be offered to his fans to drop by and listen raptly to his soaring rhetoric this time. And, don't you just know that the Right Wing Blogosphere will be all over the deconstruction of story.

Stay tuned. No matter what comes of this, the remark by Hot Gas commenter bayview is just too good to pass up:

UPDATE: As promised, I had another flash, sparked by another HG commenter, Big Mike:

Frankly, the prospect of that 75,000 seat stadium populated by a throng of fans with all of the wonderful characteristics of an OWS demonstration and a Chocolate City Katrina mob of looters is just too delicious to consider.


Getting the message (again)..

Via Drudge and CBS:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.

Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was  a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.

The message appeared to be a response President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark from a July campaign rally, when he was trying to explain that government — not businesses — constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies. Republicans have used the four words to attack Obama as out of touch with the realities of owning and operating a small business.
So SUX is the ICAO of Souix City? You know, like LAX (actually KLAX) is for Los Angeles International and and JFK (actually KJFK) is for John F. Kennedy in New York. Sure is helpful to craft a message like that described above with the double entendre!

Sure look like Obama is racking up the greetings from his adoring fans. First Ohio, then Iowa, and now Iowa again.

Think I'm beginning to see a trend here.

UPDATE: In the mean time, I am just returned from a road trip and catching up on the aftermath of the RNC in Tampa. I understand that there is some wrestling by the Democrats over Clint Eastwood's little piece of performance art. Their desperate attempts to minimize it -- while pathetic and frantic and desperate -- cannot seem to abrogate nor eliminate the one striking metaphor to rise from that oration: THE EMPTY CHAIR.

I mean, isn't this just too precious? Clint may have been halting, stammering, and unrehearsed, but one cannot deny that he MADE THE EFFORT to appear because he was motivated by his opinion that Obama is a pathetically vapid and inadequate POTUS; essentially the equivalent of an empty chair.

And his inclusion of this prop, I am sure, will provide a launching pad for a lot of criticism for Obama in the coming 9 weeks. An example if this is brought up in one of Bill Whittle's magnificent Afterburner essays:

..queue the picadors, we must be closing in for the coup de grĂ¢ce. I have never heard/seen Mr Whittle slash so incisively.