25 November 2010

Intent!

Ahhh, the status of liberals today. This about sums it up for their point of view - it doesn't matter what you actually DID. What matters is what your INTENT was. It doesn't matter that Obama tanked the economy. He intended well. It doesn't matter that Teddy Kennedy killed a young lady by leaving her to drown. He didn't intend for her to die. Illegal immigrants don't intend to hurt anyone, they're just trying to help out themselves and their own families. And on and on and on. We're presented with another example of liberal intent with Rahm Emanuel's run for Mayor of Chicago. It would appear the law says you actually have to reside in Chicago for a year before you run for Mayor. As we all know, Rahm-baby has been in DC hanging out with el Presidente.... But don't let the law get in the way of liberal Democrats:

But Mr. Emanuel’s campaign, which quickly called a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, says Mr. Emanuel’s intent was always to return to his home on the North Side of Chicago, and that his intent is what should ultimately define his legal status when these complaints reach elections officials and the courts.


Really?? Intent now defines legal status?? So let's say that I get shit faced drunk and kill someone driving home. But I didn't intend to hurt anyone. Or, I'm cleaning a gun, have an AD and kill my neighbor. Oops, sorry, I didn't intend for that to happen. Do you think that would fly in court??

If Rahm-baby gets in as Mayor of Chicago is will merely solidify Chicago's position as the 2nd most corrupt city in the country, right behind Washington, DC.

14 September 2010

Silent no more

I hope the powers that be within the Republican Party are getting the message. The days of supporting "Republicans" who are anti-gun, pro cap and trade, and who vote more with the Democrats than with their conservative base - are over.

We need to get rid of the Olympia Snowes as soon as possible - if they want to side with the Democrats, then by all means, join the Democrat party, like our good "friend" Arlan Specter - but stop torpedoing the country and the people that voted for you just so you can be called bipartisan.

Enough is enough.

Regardless - I sincerely hope the Republican power brokers are paying attention.

11 September 2010

Since 9/11/2001

I remember the morning of 9/13/2001 very well. It was the Thursday after the eviscerating attacks of 9/11/2001, and one of the three days a week I go running. I live North and East of DFW airport, due north of Love Field, and just Northwest of Addison airport. Air traffic is common, but hardly noticeable - most aircraft are at altitude.

As I was running through my peaceful neighborhood, it struck me: There were no planes that morning. A single attack had shut down the entire airline industry in the US.

That was my first lucid realization of the changes that would be brought on our world. Today, we willingly subject ourselves to scrutiny at the airport, arriving over an hour in advance of our flights. We dutifully remove our belts and shoes, unpack our briefcases, bag up our little bottles of liquid, and so forth. Screeners randomly pull people from the line for closer scrutiny.

Don't get me started on profiling airplane hijackers.

So what, you might ask? What's so different?

Before 9/11, I used to stop at a convenience store on the way back from Houston once a week, pick up a sandwich and a six pack, then get on the plane and enjoy my dinner on the short flight home. No questions asked, nobody even batted an eye.

Air travel aside, what else has changed? We're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, pursuing those who would perpetrate such things as the 9/11 attack. We've been largely successful there, save for killing UBL. Our military is the spear tip of our diplomatic efforts, and it's a sharp one.

Our economy has not yet recovered.

But what about ideology? Religion? Tolerance? How has America changed since 9/11?

How much more do you know about Islam now? How much more do you realize that there's been a centuries-old war between Islam and the Western world? Perhaps "war" is a bit strong, because Islam is persistent and patient. Islam will continue to expand where ever it can. Islam's "war" is one of assimilation, acquisition, of subtlety and virtual silence. Muslims are devout and devoted to their cause.

Only the radical schisms of Islam commit outrageous acts of high-profile violence, often to the alleged outrage of more moderate Muslims. Granted, I've seen more outrage in daily traffic, but they profess that this isn't their plan for foisting Islam on the world, and that is largely true.

And what has anyone done to try to stem this tide?

As you reflect on 9/11, reflect on how our world has changed since then. Be careful, though - you're probably not going to like what you see.

22 August 2010

Free Speech?

As if hating the Philadelphia Eagles weren't enough, here's another reason to hate on the city of brotherly love:

It looks like cash hungry local governments are getting awfully rapacious these days:

Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she’s made about $50. To [Marilyn] Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it’s a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut.

In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license.


More here as well.

So much for free speech...

03 August 2010

Max Michel, Jr


As it's shooting related, thought some of ya'll might enjoy my post on my photo blog about Max Michel, Jr at the recent Pro-Am in Tulsa....

20 July 2010

Hi.

Just checking in. Been a while. How's everyone? Good? Glancing through the news today, I noticed that the President's Supreme Court nominee will likely make it past the Senate panel. I saw that Lindsay Lohan is going to jail (lead story on ABC "news" this morning). The President is having another vacation. The stock market is teetering on a depression-like pattern, housing starts are faltering, and the artificially-stimulated economic "recovery" is likewise stuttering.

How's that hope and change working out for ya, America?

06 July 2010

Of course!

Now THIS is a good expenditure of NASA's funding.

NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with
So much for boldly going where no man has gone before....

08 June 2010

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are!



I wonder, Mr. President... is that before your manicure, or after?
You gotta be kidding me!! Maybe he means he's gonna send a horde of lawyers in and give everyone a good talking to?

Now if any of the real men I know said they were going to kick someone's ass, step back bubba 'cause it's about to get ugly. But this man??

Totally and completely laughable. He's once again the laughing stock of the world.

25 April 2010

So...

what do you do when fucking up the American economy isn't enough?

You try to fuck up the rest of the world, too.

The US is preparing to pivot from domestic regulatory reform to a push for a tough new international capital regime after the weekend’s G20 and International Monetary Fund meetings glossed over differences between leading economies.

Good God, man.

18 April 2010

How's that change working out for ya?

Is the American press finally getting the message about the current regime?

A member of the press corps (or is that, corpse, Mr. President?)
asked for the meeting “to clear the air because in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over White House practices and attitude toward the press.

12 April 2010

Again?


In this image from Reuters, the caption reads: "U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets China's President Hu Jintao at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, April 12, 2010."

I guess by greets, they really meant to say grovel. Seriously. Is there anyone this embarrassment of a president won't bow to? You'll note, of course, there is no reciprocal bow from the Chinese President...

02 April 2010

More idiocy

Earlier this week, we were treated to video of a Democrat Congressman implying that additional Marines on the island of Guam would make the island tip over.



Today I've run across a video of another Democrat Congressman stating, on one hand that he doesn't care what the Constitution says about health care and on the other, confusing the Declaration of Independence with the US Constitution.



You know, I don't expect our lawmakers to be rocket scientists. But I would like to think that they are somehow doing more than just stealing my oxygen, as these two asshats obviously are.

Is it too much to ask for to have our lawmakers have something that even remotely resembles a brain?

Oh yeah, baby

27 March 2010

The pacifier party

Once again, the dems running our country into the ground go into full panic mode because people are pissed off about the passage of the health care fiasco. They prove, yet again, that dissent is not allowed as long as a democrat is running the show.

We've already seen that if you disagree with the chosen one, then you are obviously a racist. If you disagree with health care reform, you're dangerous and threatening to Democrat lawmakers.

One of the stupidest and over-rated columnists I've ever seen in my life, Paul Krugman, is lamenting about the poor state of affairs. I was going to spend some time disagreeing with the dumbass, but the guys at Powerline do a better job of it here.

Michelle Malkin has done a great job in documenting all of the hatred that gets spewed from leftists in this country yet somehow gets ignored... So just remember that the dems are nothing but a bunch of lying, thieving hypocrites who are intent on maintaining power as long as they possibly can.

06 March 2010

Rocking the VTAC

Picked up a very nice VTAC AR a bit ago and FINALLY had time to shoot it today. SWEEET rifle.


Felt bad for JR and let him shoot it as well. LOL.


S&W did a helluva job putting this rifle together!!

05 March 2010

I guess

that everyone wasn't nearly pissed off enough with the Obama administration...

Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform

The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Citizenship would not be granted lightly, the White House said. Undocumented workers would need to register, pay taxes and pay a penalty for violating the law. Failure to comply might result in deportation.
Seriously, what is wrong with these people? I guess they figure last summer's Tea Parties weren't quite bad enough politically for them, because if they thought that was bad, let's try amnesty this summer.

04 March 2010

That pesky global warming

Global warming strikes yet again, trapping over 50 vessels in the ice...

More than 50 ships, including large ferries reportedly carrying thousands of passengers, were stuck in ice in the Baltic Sea Thursday evening, and many were not likely to be freed for hours, Swedish maritime authorities said.

02 March 2010

Happy Birthday Texas



Pretty nice day when a Texas Senator reads Travis' letter on the floor of the Senate.

28 February 2010

Gun Safety

I met some of my good shooting friends at the local private gun range yesterday for a little practice. As a member of the club, I've got access (on a first-come, first-served basis) to a number of bays. You can drive your car down to the bays and park there, which is convenient. While it's a private club, you have folks there who are casual shooters at best, and we've learned through experience not to assume that membership implies competence.

We got our range bags out and followed protocol on un-bagging and holstering our firearms, with one or more of us supervising each other. I think everyone there was a certified range officer. You can't be too safe, ya know?

In the next bay, the one on the end, a white SUV pulled up, and 3 guys got out, one of them older than the other two. The older guy was the club member, it turns out. We didn't pay much attention, but commented to each other to keep an eye out, until we had a feel for their gun-handling skills.

We got a pretty good feel rather quickly.

Attending to our business, we heard a "bang," followed by some deafening silence. We looked over and saw 3 very surprised faces at the tailgate of the SUV. We asked if everyone was okay twice, with no response. I walked over, and asked again. They replied in the affirmative.

The guilty party was standing there with what looked like a Keltec POS in .22 or .25, and he said, "I was unloading the gun." I replied that he had certainly accomplished removing one round from the gun, so let's see what's left, safely. The mag was still in, so I instructed him to remove that, then show me a clear gun, then pull the trigger, then bag the gun.

I asked where the hole was, and he pointed to the deck that covers the spare tire, which likely suffered a mortal injury. I can only assume the gas tank wasn't punctured, too.

I actually had to explain to this club member that we don't handle firearms in our cars at this club. Use the safe area - there's consideration for people who don't know how to handle firearms there, so if you DO have an accidental/negligent discharge, it's in a controlled environment, and hopefully nobody or nothing gets perforated in the process.

I don't know what responsibility, if any, I have as a member of that club to tell this guy to put his stuff away and come back when he knew what he was doing, so I just urged him to do the right thing, mind his muzzle and trigger, and don't shoot any of us. If it had been me, I'd have been too embarrassed to stay, but unbelievably, he stayed. Not only that, but I saw him explaining gun safety to the 2 others with him.

Moral of the story? Rather than the obvious gun safety lesson which, no matter how many times is repeated, is lost on so many people, I'd rather provide this advice: any time you're at a gun range with other people you don't know (and sometimes, when you are), don't assume that you won't get shot. Some stupid people own firearms, and don't know the first thing about safety. They're not mean or malicious, they're just ignorant. This can create a very dangerous situation. Don't feel bad about ratting out bad gun discipline to the local range officers. Don't enable bad behaviors at the range.

21 February 2010

Do as I say, not as I do

Appears to be the common mantra for the wanna be royalty running the White House these days.

Despite continuing to excoriate the banks for extravagant bonuses, the Government (read, the Obama administration), has approved a $9 Million pay package for the CEO of GM.

Considering that the new CEO had absolutely no experience in the auto industry prior to being placed in charge of the failing GM - perhaps it's a smart move to hire the OLD CEO as an adviser.
In a surprise announcement, GM also said former CEO Fritz Henderson has been rehired as a consultant. Henderson, who was forced out of the job in December, will work 20 hours a month and will be paid $59,090 a month, the company said.
Think about that for a minute, folks. The same administration who has set up a pay czar to make sure that executive compensation is not out of line is now paying the person they ousted nearly $60,000 a month for working a whopping 20 hours.

And oh yes, speaking of the pay czar....
Whitacre's pay package exceeds the limits imposed on companies that have received U.S. government aid, but the an exemption was worked out with government pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, GM said.
I wonder how many exemptions were given to Toyota? But I guess that since the US government doesn't own Toyota, we won't be seeing any special privileges, will we?

Because to this administration, everyone is equal, some are just more equal than others.

13 February 2010

US, Allies Tell Taliban About Offensive

Dear God.

This
is what happens when liberals micromanage the military. Clearly, the hope is that the mere threat of using force will be enough to scare the taliban turds away (not likely). Welcome to the new, touchy feely warfighting brought to you by a kinder, gentler United States.

I hope you all feel safer now.

10 February 2010

Really?

I mean, REALLY? Does Time magazine REALLY think that we are this stupid? Take note of this wonderful headline: D.C. Snowstorm: How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse

You can not make this stuff up my friends. The good folks at Time magazine try to tell us what we are seeing isn't really what we are seeing.

The 2009 U.S. Climate Impacts Report found that large-scale cold-weather storm systems have gradually tracked to the north in the U.S. over the past 50 years. While the frequency of storms in the middle latitudes has decreased as the climate has warmed, the intensity of those storms has increased. That's in part because of global warming - hotter air can hold more moisture, so when a storm gathers it can unleash massive amounts of snow. Colder air, by contrast, is drier; if we were in a truly vicious cold snap, like the one that occurred over much of the East Coast during parts of January, we would be unlikely to see heavy snowfall.

I find it most unusual that the same dimwit that tries to convince us that record cold temps and record snowfall don't mean that the world is cooling; on the contrary, it's supposed to mean that the world is actually warming up..... the DIQ (Dimwit in Question) makes no mention whatsoever of last fall's Climategate scandal. A scandal that continues to grow - despite a media that is dead set on ignoring the story.

All I can say to the DIQ is that if you really believe the ongoing blizzards across the United States are a result of global warming, I have a bridge in San Francisco I'd like to sell you.

07 February 2010

Super Bowl XLIV - 2010

I'd be remiss and untrue to my heritage as a member of a multi-generation New Orleans family if I didn't chime in with my observations on this Super Bowl.

People need to understand that the New Orleans football fan is a long-suffering person, one who has tolerated some of the most embarrassing teams in NFL history, including ones led by Archie Manning, father of the Colt's quarterback. New Orleans is a hard place to be an athlete. You can't buy a beer or a meal in NOLA if you play for the Saints, and you're quite the local celebrity. People know how to party, and I suspect it's tough for a professional athlete to maintain top condition given the environment.Let's face it - if you were drafted into the NFL, there would have been a lot worse places to live than New Orleans, am I right?

But something's different this year. I think this game will come down to who wants it more. I keep hearing all the prognostication about how Indianapolis will run roughshod over the hapless, inexperienced Saints. Let's keep this in perspective, because I don't think New Orleans will just lay down. They suffered a string of defeats late in the season, one most notably at the hands of the Cowboys. But they came back with a vengeance, and went toe-to-toe with that old guy and the Vikings. Yeah, it was as close as you can get, but they prevailed.

Truth be told, I just hope it's a good game, and I hope the Saints make the people of New Orleans proud.

Who dat?

04 February 2010

Catching up

I was lambasted by a buddy at work that the Tattler hadn't been updated in awhile... so here you go:

The winter of 2009-10 is the winter that killed the fear of man-made global warming. At least, killed it with anyone who has a brain. A seemingly never ending winter continues to wreak havoc across the country. Hell, they're even giving Dallas a chance of snow again on Monday...

The government continues to bully Toyota. I'm sure that the fact that the government owns GM - a major competitor of Toyota - has nothing to do with it.

Iran has promised that on February 11, they'll let us all see just how much of a nuclear power they have become. We have responded by sending Patriot missile batteries into the Gulf... With the messiah in charge, I hope he knows what to do when the phone rings at 3 in the morning. In a similar vein, the CIA and other National Security agencies are warning us to expect a terrorist attack in the United States in the next 3-6 months. However, by and large, the media is silent on it and we're told to move along, nothing to see...

The Obama presidency continues to be the worst presidency in recent history. So far, he's failed on everything - Olympic games in Chicago? Climate change legislation from Copenhagen? Health Care? Unemployment? Virginia? New Jersey? And for God's sake, Massachusetts?

These mind boggling failures are only what I can recall off the top of my head at the end of a long day. The messiah has failed at everything he's pushed for. Every. Single. Thing. And the telling blow can be found here.

That should catch us up to date for the time being, more to come later ....

22 January 2010

For Jim

Now here's a Burger King JR will eat at!

Friday, Burger King (BKC) will unveil plans to sell beer and burgers at a Whopper Bar ....

19 January 2010

GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate seat in epic upset

Holeee Sheeit.

I rather hoped that Brown would win, but didn't really think it was possible in, of all places - Massachusetts.

Wow.

Shot heard 'round the world indeed.

15 January 2010

Now that would make me laugh

It would appear that the Democrat party is in free fall and in a major panic. And I cannot tell you how hard I would laugh if the chosen one failed, yet again, to get another loser Democrat elected....

13 January 2010

Thugs

Once again, Nazi tactics utilized by the democrat party. Long story short, a documented journalist asking pesky questions to the democrat running for the open Senate seat in Massachusetts. Instead of answering the questions, the reporter is harassed and apparently knocked down by one of the candidates' entourage.



Watching the video and being objective, I cannot honestly tell what knocked the reporter down. You can see the democrat thug moving towards him right before he falls, but I can't tell from this video if the guy tripped on his own or was pushed.

What IS clear, however, is that the democrat thug clearly impedes the reporter's progress and clearly harasses him in an attempt to keep the reporter away from the candidate after the fall. By itself, that is clearly bad enough, and clearly evident of the same tactics used by Nazi thugs in the 30s to anyone asking pesky questions of uncle Adolph. If it does turn out that the thug knocked the guy down as well, that's simply not acceptable - and about what you would expect from today's democrat party.

09 January 2010

New Seats available while flying

Look, Rhonda - finally some seats just for you on an airplane!!

Air Canada ordered to offer nut-free seats

Canada's transportation regulator has ordered Air Canada to accommodate passengers with severe nut allergies by seating them in new nut-free zones on aircraft...."The agency has determined that a buffer zone, including an announcement within that zone, is the appropriate accommodation for persons with disabilities due to their allergy to ... nuts," the Canadian Transportation Agency said in its ruling.

Light skinned and Negro what?

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid and are quoted in a yet-to-be-released book about the campaign. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
How funny! The party that claims to be tolerant, understanding, and post-racial is proven yet again to be nothing more than window dressing.

How long would a Republican last making similar comments? Oh wait, we know that answer. Trent Lott resigned from his leadership position only two weeks after comments he made about Strom Thurmond.

The joke that is our American government continues.

08 January 2010

Nothing to see here, move along

Once again we find out that the most corrupt administration in history is not completely speaking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the leading academic defenders of health care reform, is taking heat for failing to disclose consistently that he was under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services while he was touting the Democrats' health proposals in the media.

Gruber, according to federal government documents, is under a $297,600 contract until next month to provide "technical assistance" in evaluating health care reform proposals. He was under a $95,000 HHS contract before that.

But while he was being paid to provide his services to HHS, he was also fending off health care reform critics in the media.
It would be one thing to clearly state that the man was on the payroll of the HHS. However, it looks better in the press to claim you are an "unbiased observer".

This is no surprise to me. After all, it's the same corrupt administration that has directed the NEA to encourage artists to support the administration's positions. You know, kinda like Goebbels or Pravda would do in the bad old days.

2012 can not get here soon enough, I only hope there's something left when it gets here.

06 January 2010

America Rising

Lies, lies and damned lies

It would appear, dear readers, that the current administration clearly has no shame. Despite countless calls for openness and debate during the campaign; despite calls to end the power of the pharmaceutical companies; and despite calls to end sweetheart deals in Congress - the president and his lackeys are doing just the opposite.

Senator Cornyn has issued a statement that's on point:

“Americans have already seen and rejected the way Democrats bought their way to 60 votes in the Senate, including political payoffs such as the ‘Louisiana Purchase,’ the ‘Cornhusker Kickback,’ and billions of dollars in ‘Gator Aid.’ Americans lost even more faith in Washington watching the Democrats cut deals with special interest groups, such as the pharmaceutical industry, instead of protecting the interests of patients.

“Rather than heeding the public outcry against the way Washington does business, it appears that Democrats are once again determined to shut out the American people when it comes to merging the Senate and House bills. Rather than an open and honest debate about the best way to solve the real problems in our health care system, the Democrats have once again chosen a closed-door process to get them to 60 votes.”

Sen. Cornyn also made the following comments regarding sweetheart deals that have already been cut with special interest groups and other Senators:

On Small Businesses…

“I call on Democrat leaders to remove the last-minute deal with big labor bosses that would penalize small construction businesses with higher taxes. Considering that these same construction businesses tend to steer clear of unionizing, one has to wonder why they are being singled out.

“When this debate began, Democrat leaders pledged to protect our nation’s small businesses. No one, least of all our small business owners—the nation’s top economic engine—should be penalized with higher taxes as a result of a sweetheart deal for union bosses.”

On Taxpayers…

“Several states are slated to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in extra taxpayer money to fund the pet projects and priorities of Senators who were straddling the fence on whether to support the Reid bill. On top of that, special interests like the pharmaceutical, insurance and hospital industries are also poised to cash in from special deals in the Reid bill.”

Sweetheart Deals In The Reid Bill:

· The Louisiana Purchase: $100 million in extra Medicaid money for the Bayou State. (Original Reid amendment, section 2006, page 432, line 14)

· The Cornhusker Kickback: $100 million in extra Medicaid money for Nebraska. (section 10201, page 96, line 9)

· U Con: $100 million for a medical center in Connecticut. (Manager’s Amendment To H.R. 3590, Pg. 328)

· Gator Aid: $25-$30 billion for a grandfather clause that would protect only senior citizens living in Florida from the deep cuts the bill imposes on Medicare Advantage. (Original Reid amendment, section 3201, page 895, line 9)

· Handout Montana: Medicare coverage for anybody exposed to asbestos -- as long as they worked in a mine in Libby, Montana. (section 10323, page 193, line 21)

· Iowa Pork and Omaha Prime Cuts: Additional Medicare money for low-volume hospitals of the sort commonly found in Iowa, while Nebraska won a "carve out" provision that would reduce fees for Mutual of Omaha and other Nebraska insurers. (Section 10905, page 371, line 1)

· Vermont ($600M), Massachusetts ($500M): Adds targeted state FMAP provisions. Specific FMAP bonuses for VT and MA (starting at page 96, line 9). VT gets a 2.2% FMAP increase for 6 years for their entire program. MA gets a 0.5% FMAP increase for three years for the entire program. (section 10201, page 96, line 9)

· Hawaii: Adds a DSH extension. (section 10201, page 101, line 6)

· Michigan, Connecticut: Amends section 508 extension so that hospitals in Michigan and Connecticut have option to benefit under section 508 if it means higher payments. This was also done in previous legislation. (section 10317, page 174, line 9)

· Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming: Dorgan/Conrad frontier amendment adds 1.0 hosp wage index for those states. MT, SD, ND and WY would qualify (AK and NV also qualify but would not benefit because they are already above 1.0 wage index value). Also establishes a 1.0 practice expense GPCI floor for physicians in those states. (section 10324, page 208, line 16)

· Nebraska and Michigan: Carve-out from the insurance fee for Nebraska Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield. (section 10905, page 369, lines 10-25 though page 370, lines 1-15)

And, just in case you haven't yet seen or heard the video compilation showing several times that Obama said the negotiations would be in the open and "on C-span", here it is for your education:



And mark my words - if he said "on C-span" 8 times in the video, he said it 800 times on the campaign trail. But with this administration, it is very much say one thing and do another.

04 January 2010

The crybaby administration

Do these people have no shame? I'm talkin' here of both the Obama administration and the news media.
HONOLULU – President Barack Obama ended a Hawaiian vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped.
I mean, really. How many of you folks get to take a taxpayer paid trip to Hawaii for 14 days? Airfare, food, entourage etc. all covered and paid for by someone else.

To steal a phrase from the messiah: let me be clear. I don't begrudge ANY president for trying to take some time off. That job has to be an absolute ball buster. And the fact is, it's a 24/7 365 deal, regardless of whether you're on "vacation" or not.

The problem here is the constant whining about how hard the job is. You volunteered, pal. STFU and get to work. If I remember correctly, this is the 2nd taxpayer paid vacation you've been on, in addition to multiple trips for you and your brood to Europe for "work" (and shopping for the girls).

Instead of a real Commander in Chief, we get someone who wants to play president on West Wing with all of the perks and none of the work. Amateur hour continues.

01 January 2010

I mean, really.

So what if a former FBI agent misled Congress about inappropriately using his authority as an FBI agent.

You people act all surprised about someone abusing Federal authority in this administration like it's something new.

At least it's a different aspect this time, from all appearances, he's not a tax cheat.

But it does follow a pattern. Put tax cheats in charge of tax policy and put someone who's abused his power as a Federal officer in charge of the TSA. Makes sense to me.