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Archive for July, 2009

No Recession at the Obama White House, Part III

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Our Dear Leader will take a break from trying to destroy the US economy by vacationing in a $20 Million dollar rental home on 28 acres of prime Martha’s Vineyard real estate..

Nothing is too good for our Dear Leader while his misguided policies force unemployment toward 10% and beyond!

Monday Book Pick: Fur and Loafing in Yosemite

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Fur and Loafing in Yosemite by Phil Frank

The story of a family of bears in Yosemite National Park and how they deal with nature, campers and the National Park Staff. Very funny stuff. If you have ever been to Yosemite National Park, you will recognize a lot of what he’s poking fun at.

Funny even if you haven’t been there!

Monday Book Pick Archive

Interesting facts about ObamaCare

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

RWS has a list of actual items from our Dear Leader‘s so-called “Health Care” bill that he probably doesn’t want the majority of the American People to know about until it is too late. Here are some of the worst ones.

Pg 22 of the Health Care Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure.

Pg 30 Sec 123- THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Pg 42 – The “Health Choices Commissioner” will choose your Heathcare Benefits for you. You have no choice.

PG 50 Section 152- Heathcare will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Pg 53- Severability (KEY GEM)

“If any provision of the Act, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this Act and the application of the provision to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.”

Pg 58 – Govt will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued.

Pg 59 lines 21-24- Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.

pg 124 lines 24-25 No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monopoly.

pg 127 Lines 1-16- RE: Doctors- The Govt will tell YOU what you can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for Healthcare for part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with payroll $400k & above who doesn’t provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

PG 150 Lines 9-13- Businesses with payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable Healthcare according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195 -Officers & employees of Heathcare Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans financial/personal records.

PG 203 Line 14-15- “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it actually says that.

425 the Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with “end of life counseling.”

Pg 425 Lines 17-19: Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

This bill seems to have less to do with “Health Care” than it does with getting a pipeline directly into the bank accounts of American Citizens.

“Investigator” harassing Gov. Palin tied to democrat party

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Color me not surprised. The so-called “Ethics Investigator” who has initiated a string of harassing “investigations”, 15 of which have been dismissed as having no merit, against Gov. Palin “is a major donor to the Democratic Party as well as a partner in a law firm that represented Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.”

Cards and Dice

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Cards and Dice (Medium)

Friday B-Movie Pick: Man of the House

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Archer star in Man of the House.

It’s a fun bit of fluff about a grizzled Texas Ranger responsible for protecting five Longhorn Cheerleaders. B-Movie bonus, it was written by my friend Scott Lobdell.

Bonus B-Movie points for identifying, without looking it up on the net, Anne Archer’s first movie.

Friday B-Movie Archive

Obama’s attack on a “Woman’s Right to Choose”

Friday, July 24th, 2009

A “Woman’s Right to Choose” is the liberal code word for abortion, which as a Libertarian, I view as none of my damn business. Liberals however, see the government’s role as making sure that 14 year old girls who can’t get their ears pierced without parental consent can have a living fetus removed from their body and killed without mom and dad ever knowing about. They take this pretty damn seriously. You would be hard pressed to find a “Pro-Life” supporter in democrat leadership, while you can find both “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” folks under the Republican banner.

Given the left’s focus on this subject, I find it odd, and a bit disturbing, to find one of our Dear Leader‘s Czars strongly against a “woman’s right to choose.” What is even more disturbing is that BHO’s “Science Czar” doesn’t want to take away a woman’s choice to have an abortion, he wants to take away her choice to have a child.

President Obama’s “science czar,” John Holdren, once floated the idea of forced abortions, “compulsory sterilization,” and the creation of a “Planetary Regime” that would oversee human population levels and control all natural resources as a means of protecting the planet — controversial ideas his critics say should have been brought up in his Senate confirmation hearings.

[Holdren’s] plans include forcing single women to abort their babies or put them up for adoption; implanting sterilizing capsules in people when they reach puberty; and spiking water reserves and staple foods with a chemical that would make people sterile.

Damn! Not only does our Dear Leader want to decide who lives and dies by taking control of Health Care, he wants to control who gets to reproduce through forced abortions and mandatory sterilization.

Is this the “change” liberals were hoping for when they voted for Barry. I hope to God that it isn’t.

The left’s attack on basic Civil Rights

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The right to Legal Council and the Right to Self-Defense are basic Civil Rights. To deny any American citizen those basic Civil Rights is an attack on the Constitution and the founding principle of the United States of America.

Color me not surprised that far left extremists are doing just that. James Taranto takes a look at the latest attack on retiring Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Gov. Palin has been subject to numerous “ethics charges”, which require her and the state of Alaska to expend funds to defend against. Fifteen of those charges have been dismissed. As in charges brought against her had absolutely no merit. The charges of “ethics violations” have been a clear and simple case of harassment by her political enemies.

Like many politicians before her, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Gov. Palin set up a legal defense fund. The purpose of the legal defense fund was to obtain legal council in order to defend herself from these frivolous and harassing “ethics violations” charges. In order words, Gov. Palin was exercising her basic Civil Rights as an American Citizen.

Mr. Taranto notes that the latest “ethics violations” charge is that is Gov. Palin’s exercising her basic Civil Rights.

That’s right. The “personal gain” that is being objected to, is defending herself against the previous “ethical violations” that have been dismissed as having no merit.

This is the ugly truth of the far left. If they target you, an American Citizen, as an enemy, you have no Civil Rights as far as they are concerned. You have no right to self-defense, you have no right to a fair and impartial trial by jury, you are guilty of “thought crime” and need to be destroyed.

Where are these frivolous and harassing attacks against Gov. Palin coming from? Well, in the words of the man who wrote the screenplay, “Follow the Money.”

House democrats don’t want the American People to know what they are doing.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Ed Morrissey has the story on how the House democrats blocked the House Republican’s attempt to show the American People the truth about the so-called “Health Care” scam the democrats and our Dear Leader are trying to ram down the throats of the American People before they can see what effect it will have on them.

Why are the democrats afraid of the American People knowing the truth? What are they trying to hide?

“Hiding the truth about wildly unpopular policies is a Democrat specialty,” said one GOP aide. “I’d like to see the flow chart on how Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi plans on implementing the open and transparent government she keeps promising everyone.”


Obama’s broken promise on Transparency

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Remember the left going completely and utterly batshit over the “closed meetings” VP Cheney had on energy policy? Remember how Candidate Obama was going to have his Presidency be “transparent”, so such evil would not occur again? Well, that was just a line of bullshit he feed the gullible, and useful, idiots who voted for him. I found this illustrative bit of information on tumblr that shows use how in some ways our Dear Leader is just G.W. Bush on steroids:

Cheney Obama refuses to release visitor logs showing which energy health care company executives visited the White House.

Late Update: It’s an especially painful continuation of Bush policies since candidate Obama promised to let CSPAN in to cover the creation of a health care bill and his campaign website still promises transparency in meetings between White House staff and outside interests.

That’s right suckers, you got bamboozled! Obamaboozled to be precise and it’s not the first time, and it’s not not going to be the last. I wonder how many lefty moonbats are aware that our Dear Leader‘s “Science Czar” is against a “woman’s right to choose”?