Out and About on a Monday Morning

If we had to lose the World Cup, better to lose it to Japan than any other nation – they really need the tonic right now.

Just as discretion is the better part of valor, so is cowardice the better part of discretion – so, Obama bravely hid the Dalai Lama when he came to visit.  Come on, Barry – you get a thousand points for meeting with the Dalai Lama in spite of Chinese whines about it, but you lose a million by keeping it low key.  Show some guts, for crying out loud.

Turns out that it’s not illegal to peacefully demonstrate in favor of life.  Who knew?  This whole personal freedom thing could spread like wild fire if this gets out…

Just how dumb is the President?  Mark Steyn takes note:

For the Most Gifted Orator in Human History, the president these days speaks largely in clichés, most of which he doesn’t seem to be quite on top of. “Eric, don’t call my bluff,” he sternly reprimanded the GOP’s Eric Cantor. Usually, if you’re bluffing, the trick is not to announce it upfront.

One wonders:  Did Obama ever live in the real world?  I mean, did he ever have a true friend?  Someone who would rake him over the coals when he was being an idiot?

As Governor Perry is all but in the Presidential race, anyone still thinking that Palin will get in?  They’d both be going after the same constituency along with Bachmann, Cain and Pawlenty.  If I were Palin, I’d stay out of it now – victory over liberalism is more important than any personal ambition, and TEA Party/social conservatives are well represented in the race.

Islamic fashion festival in Milan.  Question:  how would any one know they’re not guys in drag?

Obamunism!  Banks continue to fail.  But now that the economy is all better, the worst is behind us.  Oh, wait…

Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, sought the Catholic sacrament of Anointing the Sick.  Yes, that used to be called “last rites”, but it was always just about helping the ill. But, odd that this man who has so ardently fought the Church should run home to it when he hears God calling…or, not so odd.  And hopefully it will cause him to reflect.

Victor Davis Hanson on Obama:

So Obamism did not work, and now is the politically opportune time, before the 2012 election, to follow the famed Obama reinvention stratagem: Cite straw men and extremists on both sides, and put St. Obama plop in the middle as the sober, great dragon slayer, who blames both his contemporaries and his predecessor. Hard to do, I know, when you wasted $5 trillion, but do it nonetheless he has. In the word of Obama, wasted borrowed money is “stimulus,” not so shovel ready jobs are “investments,” and hiking taxes on someone else is “revenue enhancement.”

Yep.

 

 

36 thoughts on “Out and About on a Monday Morning

  1. Cluster July 18, 2011 / 11:25 am

    This morning I listened to the brain trust on MSNBC call for adding jobs by improving the nations infrastructure. What a great idea it would be for the government to put people to work rebuilding and improving our nations roadways, bridges, etc.

    Has everyone forgotten the 2009 $800 billion stimulus that was designed to do that very thing? I am surprised the liberal punditry can say that with a straight face. Obama and his merry band of liberal minions must be hoping that the American voter has a very short memory.

    • Sunny July 18, 2011 / 2:04 pm

      cluster, what percentage of the stimulas was for tax cuts for the wealthy at the demand of the GOP?

      • RetiredSpook July 18, 2011 / 3:12 pm

        Sunny,

        The answer to your question is, not very much. Supposedly, 40 percent of the 2009 stimulus was tax cuts. If you look into the details, you find that, yeah, there was 40 percent in things that the media called “tax cuts.” They mailed out $116 billion in $800 checks to individuals making under $75,000. Fourteen billion in credits for green energy. A college tuition tax credit for individuals making under $80,000. An $8,000 check in the mail for first time homebuyers making under $75,000. An increase in the earned income tax credit (not for the wealthy, BTW). The tax cuts that were aimed at business, largely incentives to hire new employees and accellerated depreciation on new equipment, as we all know, were also a resounding success.

      • thomasg0102 July 18, 2011 / 4:36 pm

        Spook,

        wasn’t you guys that said if people keep more of their money, the economy will be better off?

        Well we did get to keep more of our money….what’s the holdup?

        Let me guess, it wasn’t enough?

      • neocon1 July 18, 2011 / 6:01 pm

        what percentage of the stimulas was for tax cuts for the wealthy at the demand of the GOP?

        The chart above is from the Joint Economic Committe (based on 2006 IRS data), showing the percentages of federal personal income tax paid by different groups of taxpayers:

        The top 1% of taxpayers pay about 40% of all income taxes,

        the top 10% pay 71%,

        and the top 50% pay 97% of all taxes.

        The bottom 50% pays less than 3% of all income taxes paid.

        NEXT???

  2. Sunny July 18, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    ” so, Obama bravely hid the Dalai Lama when he came to visit. ” Mark

    REALLY? I saw coverage of his visit on CNN. How do you hide someone when they appear on TV shot from the WH on national TV? I am baffled by this “hidden” visit. Maybe you need to watch other news stations besides FAUX NEWS and get the real story.

  3. js July 18, 2011 / 1:58 pm

    filling the rank and file with liberals…and paying them very well…these women make in excess of 50k per year advising folks how to screw the US Govt…and get medicaide…

  4. Sunny July 18, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    First, js, no article at your link; second, everyone knows that Brietbart is such a stellar authority – a beacon of truth. How embarassing to use him as a reference for anything.

    • thomasg0102 July 18, 2011 / 2:45 pm

      Sunny,

      get used to it around here. Breitbart, Marketwatch, Rasmussen and Wall Street Journal are all the rant while other news sources are “Marxist” according to Neo and Green.

      Hell, if you tell Green you wore a red shirt today, he’d probably say you love Communism.

      Slim pickings around here.

      • RetiredSpook July 18, 2011 / 3:14 pm

        Even slimmer when you stick your nose in here, Thomas.

      • Green Mountain Boy July 18, 2011 / 3:19 pm

        It depends on if it had a gold hammer and sickle on it. Or maybe Sunny could be a canadian, ya know up there the colors are reversed.

      • neocon1 July 18, 2011 / 5:05 pm

        tommiegas

        Slim pickings around here.

        then LEAVE D bag.

    • js July 18, 2011 / 3:59 pm

      gee sunnystooge…i didnt think you were that fasciously ignorant…link works fine…its operator head space…maybe you should look into that problem…like paying someone to hoist your beehind outta your head…or visa-versa…or not…

      of course i…could have given you a direct link to youtube.com…shoot…lord knows you needed the help…then you wouldnt have anything to complain about since it wouldnt be linked to Breitbart eg stooge…or NOT…you moron…grow a brain before you come at me…instead of squealing like a pig without a clue…

      • Sunny July 18, 2011 / 5:30 pm

        Still a crummy link. Have to search all the headers. You kinda missed the whole point anyway. Your source has no credibality. He is known as a liar.

      • js July 18, 2011 / 11:08 pm

        shoot…those ladies that work for the government…thier own words…and you call who a liar…

        did your momma have any…smart…kids…(dont answer..its obvious)

  5. Green Mountain Boy July 18, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    For some reason I just can’t feel sorry for the dali lama. He is a marxist, marxist/crony fascist rule in llasa. Seems he got his wish.

    • thomasg0102 July 18, 2011 / 2:44 pm

      Green,

      I guess everyone who disagrees with you is a marxist.

      pathetic.

      • thomasg0102 July 18, 2011 / 3:29 pm

        The man is a RELIGIOUS figure.

        Are you that dense? Marxism isn’t a religion of the devil you fool.

        You think the Pope is an unbridled capitalist? You think he supports wars?

        That’s why they are called RELIGIOUS figures. The following is from YOUR linked article.

        Marx was not against religion or religious philosophy per se but against religious institutions that were allied, during Marx’s time, with the European ruling class. He also provided an interesting anecdote about his experience with Mao. He said that Mao had felt that the Dalai Lama’s mind was very logical, implying that Buddhist education and training help sharpens the mind. He said he met with Mao several times, and that once, during a meeting in Beijing, the Chinese leader called him in and announced: “Your mind is scientific!” — an assessment that was followed by the famous line, “religion is poison.”

        Don’t take ONE thing the man says and take it out of context, like you wingnuts always do.

        ooooh, he is against organized religion…what a socialist! oooh.

        Fool.

      • Green Mountain Boy July 18, 2011 / 3:39 pm

        Pathetic? Fool? Lolzer, must be some of that civil discoarse we have been hearing so much about. He wanted marxism for his country, well he got it.
        Kind of hard to respect anyone that left his homeland, was sheltered and pampered, while up to two million of his countrymen died.
        Yeah the dali lama is all about peace, love, sunshine and lolipop farting unicorns.

      • js July 18, 2011 / 4:03 pm

        actually marxism is the worship of mankind…it upholds the ideal that men are not spiritual beings…and places its faith in the physical world…denying any sort of the divine…except for the porcelain throne…not much beyond marxist belief but birth and death…everything else between the two is subjective slavery…

      • thomasg0102 July 18, 2011 / 4:35 pm

        if you really think the Chinese are marxists then you are dumber than even I thought.

      • neocon1 July 18, 2011 / 4:52 pm

        tommygasbag

        you calling someone dumb is like a turd telling a pile of horse manure it stinks…….

      • neocon1 July 18, 2011 / 5:02 pm

        Let’s travel back in time half a decade, to George W. Bush’s second term. Over the first few years of his term, the deficit trended steadily downward — from over $400 billion in FY2004 to $161 billion in FY2007. In FY2008, as a recession began (and a Democratic Congress took office), the deficit trended back up into the $400 billion range.

        Prior to 2008 the federal government was about a year of growth from a balanced budget with the war, the tax cuts, and the prescription drug benefit all taken into account. Such a deficit as existed was less than 10% of the present deficit. None of these costs has significantly increased since 2008. In fact, the cost of the war has declined. Therefore, to think that the $1.5-trillion increase is a result of the previously mentioned factors requires one to hold a magical belief that everything wrong in the world is the fault of the 43rd president. That, in the face of all reality, some liberals persist in this belief is unsurprising as in their minds President Bush has been become a Goldstein-like figure of hate conjured up to excuse the errors the present government.

        So, where did the present deficit come from? Simple: it came from the current president. It is true that, when he took office, the deficit had — temporarily — hit a record level. This was a result of one-time emergency measures such as TARP and the bailouts of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. These were not, nor were they ever intended to be, the harbinger of a new fiscal order. Instead, they were all one-time charges that President Obama and his allies have sought to exploit in order to justify a massive expansion in the federal
        government.

        http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/obamas_magical_thinking.html

      • Green Mountain Boy July 18, 2011 / 6:46 pm

        Thomas, you think I am dumb? Thats the nicest insult ever! Thanks. You come accross as someone who needs everything explained to you. Have you ever had an independent thought?

      • js July 18, 2011 / 11:11 pm

        chinese communism is one of the most advanced cases of marxism…because the goal of carl marx was communism…no matter what his ideals…it brings total power and control to the state…and renders its populations to the level of slavery

      • Amazona July 20, 2011 / 10:03 am

        Actually, and this is not really all that hard to understand, it is people who believe in and agree with the writings of Marx—-that is, with his political philosophy—who are Marxists.

        I sometimes disagree with GMB, and I am as far from being a Marxist as you can get.

        But the “So—-” style of simply reinventing what someone says (what we call ‘lying’) is a fallback of the Left, one of its favorite evasions.

        Example:

        Question: Why do you think raising taxes on the Productive Class will contribute to a stronger economy?

        Lib “answer”: So you don’t think the rich should pay their fair share?

        pathetic

    • Amazona July 20, 2011 / 9:57 am

      GMB, going by the simpleminded “logic” of tommy, a religious figure cannot have a political philosophy.

      Perhaps this is based on a subconscious awareness that to the Left, their political allegiance, no matter how deficient in actual political philosophy it may be, IS their religion.

      But with most people, political philosophy (when they have one) is an objective intellectual belief in a system, while religion is a matter of faith in a Supreme Being or entity. Only the utterly simple-minded find it impossible to have both at the same time: ergo, tommy.

      Not that we need it, but here is more proof of tommy’s extremely basic intellectual capacity.

      “ooooh, he is against organized religion…what a socialist!”

      This is the kind of mental sludge you get from people who don’t have a coherent political philosophy and wouldn’t know one if it bit him on the donkey.

      While it is true that Leftism is anti-religion, objecting to anything which demands allegiance to anything but the State and conflicting with any authority but the State, being against “organized” religion is hardly a definition of a “socialist”.

      But tommy’s effort to be both snide and clever shows him to be neither, just ignorant.

  6. Cluster July 18, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    wasn’t you guys that said if people keep more of their money, the economy will be better off? – thomas

    Despite the remedial grammer, thomas did stumble upon a point. And yes, when people are able to keep more of their own money, the economy is usually in better shape. In this instance however, many of those checks received by people from the government went to pay off debt, or into the savings account. I know my son used it to pay down some student loans. So the rebate checks didn;t work exactly the way the federal government wanted them to. But really whatever does work the way a large central bureaucracy wants it to? Remember, most economical news is met with the word, “unexpected”

  7. Cluster July 18, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    And after readin many of thomas’s posts, I think I am convinced and will become a liberal. His posts are always well mannered, well thought out, to the point and full of common sense. It must be that new civil tone that liberals are striving for. He has certainly convinced me.

    • neocon1 July 18, 2011 / 5:19 pm

      cluster

      like these GOONS??

      Report: SEIU ‘Intimidation Manual’ Uncovered Detailing Union’s Dirty Tactics
      Posted on July 18, 2011 at 8:32am by Jonathon M. Seidl Print »Email »According to Vincent Vernuccio in the Washington Times, it’s over 70 pages and details how “outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders, investors, stockholders, customers, clients, patients, tenants, politicians, or others on whom the employer depends for funds.”

      “It” is a new intimidation manual uncovered during a lawsuit against the SEIU*, one of the nation’s largest unions. In it, Vernuccio says, the SEIU’s dirty tactics are explained, including bullying employers by targeting them economically and advocating for breaking the law.

      For example, Vernuccio explains the manual openly calls for disregarding the law, using Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ghandi as justification: “Union members sometimes must act in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King and Mohatma [sic] Gandhi and disobey laws which are used to enforce injustice against working people.”

      But that’s just the beginning. In addition, Vernuccio points out, it also advocates economic hit jobs.

      “It may be a violation of blackmail and extortion laws to threaten management officials with release of ‘dirt’ about them if they don’t settle a contract,” the manual allegedly says. “But there is no law against union members who are angry at their employer deciding to uncover and publicize factual information about individual managers.”

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-seiu-intimidation-manual-uncovered-detailing-unions-dirty-tactics/

      marx/alinsky 101

      • bardolf July 18, 2011 / 7:12 pm

        If you have genuine concerns you can sumbit (sic) them to Mary Kay on their website LOL. http://www.seiu.org/

        The SEIU website alone refutes your story. Intimidation manual SNORT, they can’t even run a spell check on their frontpage.

      • neocon1 July 19, 2011 / 5:27 am

        baldork

        genuine concerns would fall under the DOJ and RICO.
        OH wait
        the SEIU OWNS the racists holder and al-O bamanation.

      • Amazona July 19, 2011 / 11:17 pm

        Now neo, you have to admit to the brilliance of the logic that says that only highly educated, grammatically correct, spell-check-equipped people can write instructions on how to be thugs or put together a mob.

        This opinion from a college prof who recently used the term “heart-RENDERING. Ick. Now that’s a disturbing image. Having this guy talking about spelling and grammar is like having Barry talk about where to find the coolest bicycle helmets.

        neo, if you haven’t already, you need to read Coulter’s new book. It is very much in line with what you posted.

    • Mark Noonan July 18, 2011 / 8:39 pm

      Cluster,

      Ok, just checked to make certain you hadn’t been hijacked and we’re cool on that…though I do suggest you check for fever. Remember, if you get bitten by a liberal, then every time the debt goes up you start channeling Noam Chomsky.

      • neocon1 July 19, 2011 / 5:28 am

        Mark

        we may need to have Cluster visit an exorcist…..LOL

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