H/t to Dena. Thanks for sharing this with me.
Daily Archives: February 1, 2010
More Rules for Radicals
H/t to DPGI for this great find:
He’s got a really good blog, by the way. Check it out!
Your education tax dollars at work
H/T to Foxwood of AnimalFarm:
Recommended reading at the NEA website.
This is has been reported on FoxNews, too. And by the way Foxy, you scooped Beck with that website link!
Nevada democrat sounds a little scared
Glenn Cook/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Dina Titus is the last person I would have expected to channel Dick Cheney. Like the former vice president, Titus dropped the F-bomb in a frank conversation with democrats. Unlike Cheney, who in 2004 famously urged Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to indulge himself in a physically impossible sex act, Titus directed the profanity at her own party. The Nevada representative, in a closed meeting with fellow House freshmen and Speaker Nancy Pelosi two weeks ago, said that democrats everywhere would be “f—ed” if they didn’t learn from this month’s loss in the Massachusetts special senate election.
Inspiring: Scott Brown’s Daughter Ayla Sings National Anthem with Boston Pops
Democrats fall as fast as Nixon Republicans in 1974 (video)
Nancy Pelosi’s Travel Costs: $2,100,744.59 over a Two-Year Period
Palin-Brown 2012 Dream Team; Leftists’ heads explode at the mention of it lol
Massachusetts Massacre ~ UPDATED
The DOJ couldn’t find 12 jurors even on Craigslist
With all this talk about security and the costs that come with it, the dangers of trying terrorists in civilian courts and having to expose state secrets to the defendants, no one has discussed who would sit on this jury.
Who would want to? What citizens would be willing to risk their lives and the lives of their families to sit on this jury? And what about the risk to the judge and the prosecutors? They live and breathe, too and have families, as well.
Eric Holder and his DOJ seem to have no concern about public safety. Even if – and it looks more and more like it will happen – the trial is moved to a military court, the fact remains: This administrataion, this DOJ, this Attorney General, NEVER cared about the safety of our citizens. They were willing to put the most international city, the biggest target on earth and all her citizens at risk in order to “prove to the world that our system works.”
Yes, to prove to everyone that our court system is just and fair while at the same time declaring that these terrorists will be found guilty and will be put to death! Last time I checked, that’s not how our system works. In our system, people are presumed innocent and shouting by the AG of the United States, the president’s press secretary and the president himself, before a trial, that they are guilty and will be put to death, taints a jury.
Taints a jury, if you can find one.
Jack Klugman might have understood the right way to use a switchblade in “12 Angry Men” but how many New Yorkers understand the evil mentality of using planes as human loaded missles? What jury of New Yorkers can ever be considered peers of these Islamist facists? What “jury of their peers” exists in all of America? And how does this “prove that our system works?”
It’s been said a zillion times that these guys are not Americans and do not deserve the rights afforded a citizen under the Constitution in a civilian court. That’s a no-brainer.
Just show me 12 sane people in NYC, who can never be considered peers but, who will be able to swear that in this case, they believe in the presumption of innocence and are willing to put their lives and families lives at risk to sit on this jury.
JFK Predicts the coming of a corrupt press, and the shadow like government of an Obama administration
Celebration Time, New Yorkers: Sanity Has Finally Prevailed… NYC Is No Longer Location for 9/11 Jihadist Terrorists’ Trial
Iran’s Feb 11 surprise? perhaps a test of a NOKO supplied nuke
Michael Barone – Obama impresses “educated class” not terrorists
Steyn: In Obama’s America you’ll all work for the government
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The world turns. In Indonesia, the principal of a Muslim boarding school in Tangerang who is accused of impregnating a 15-year-old student says the DNA test will prove that a malevolent genie is the real father.
In New Zealand, a German tourist, Herr Hans Kurt Kubus, has been jailed for attempting to board a plane at Christchurch with 44 live lizards in his underpants.
In Britain, a research team at King’s College, London, has declared that the female “G-spot” does not, in fact, exist.
In France a group of top gynecologists led by Monsieur Sylvain Mimoun has dismissed the findings, and said what do you expect if you ask a group of Englishmen to try to find a woman’s erogenous zone.
But, in America, Barack Obama is talking.
Talking, talking, talking. He talked for 90 minutes at the State of the Union. No matter how many geckos you shoveled down your briefs, you still lost all feeling in your legs. And still he talked. If you had an erogenous zone before he started, by the end it was undetectable even to Frenchmen. But on he talked. As respected poverty advocate Sen. John Edwards commented, “After the first hour, even my malevolent genie was back in the bottle.”
Like any gifted orator, the president knows how to vary the talk with a little light and shade. Sometimes he hectors, sometimes he whines, sometimes he demands. He hectored the Supreme Court. He whined about all the problems he inherited. He demanded Congress put a jobs bill on his desk. Or was it a desk job on his bill? No matter. He does Nixon impressions, too: “We do not quit,” he said.
Boy, you can say that again!
So he did: “We don’t quit. I don’t quit,” he said. Throughout the chamber, Democrats were quitting. “I quit,” says Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas, declining to run this November. “I quit,” says Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, doing likewise. “I quit,” says Bo Biden of Delaware, son of Vice President Joe Biden, choosing not to succeed to his father’s seat in America’s House of Lords.
But not Barack Obama: “I don’t quit.” So on he went. As my colleague Rich Lowry put it after the Massachusetts vote, the public thinks Obama doesn’t get it, and Obama thinks the public doesn’t get it. And as he’s got the microphone he’s gonna keep talking at you until you do get it.
The ever tinnier, more perfunctory sophomoric uplift at the start and finish can’t conceal the hope-killing, jobs-slaying, soul-sapping message in between, which is perfectly consistent, and has been for two years. As President Obama sees it, whatever the problem — from health care to education, banking to the environment — the solution is more Washington.
Simply as a matter of internal logic, this is somewhat perplexing. After all, when he isn’t blaming George W. Bush, Obama blames “Washington” — a Washington mired in “partisanship” and “pettiness” and “the same tired battles” and “Washington gimmicks” that do nothing but ensure that our “problems have grown worse.” Washington, Obama tells us, is “unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems.”
So let’s have more Washington! In our schools, in our hospitals, in our cars, in everything!
Which raises the question: Does even Obama listen to Obama’s speeches?
The public does — at least to this extent: They understand that, when he’s attacking the tired old Washington games, he’s just playing the tired old Washington games. But, when he’s proposing the tired old Washington solutions, he means it; that’s the real Obama, the only Obama on offer. And everything the president proposes means more debt, which at the level this guy’s spending means, at some point down the road, either higher taxes or total societal collapse.
Functioning societies depend on agreed rules. If you want to open a business, you do it in Singapore or Ireland, because the rules are known to all parties. You don’t go to Sudan or Zimbabwe, where the rules are whatever the state’s whims happen to be that morning.
That’s why Obama is such a job-killer. Why would a small business take on a new employee? The president’s proposing a soak-the-banks tax that could impact your access to credit. The House has passed a cap-and-trade bill that could impose potentially unlimited regulatory costs. The Senate is in favor of “health” “care” “reform” that will allow the IRS to seize your assets if you and your employees’ health arrangements do not meet the approval of the federal government. Some of these things will pass into law, some of them won’t. But all of them send a consistent, cumulative message: that there are no rules, that they’re being made up as they go along — and that some of them might even be retroactive, as happened this week with Oregon’s new corporate tax.
In such an environment, would you hire anyone? Or would you hunker down and sit things out? Obama can bury it in half a ton of leaden telepromptered sludge but the world has got the message: More Washington, more microregulation of every aspect of your life, more multi-trillion-dollar spending, and no agreed rules in a game ever more rigged against you.
Obama and the Democrats have decided, in the current clinch, to “double down.” That hardly does justice to what the president’s doing. In effect, he’s told embattled congressmen and senators to strap on the old suicide-bomber belt and self-detonate for the team this November.
That’s a lot of virgins to pass out, but, with this administration, budget restraints aren’t exactly a problem: Untold pleasures will await every sacrificial incumbent in paradise, or at any rate the coming liberal utopia.
What’s the end game here? President Obama gave it away in his student-loan “reform” proposals: If you choose to go into “public service,” any college-loan debts will be forgiven after 10 years.
Because “public service” is more noble than the selfish, money-grubbing private sector. C’mon, everybody knows that. So we need to encourage more people to go into “public service.”
In the past 60 years, the size of America’s state and local workforce has increased five times faster than the general population. But the president says it’s still not enough: We have to incentivize even further the diversion of our human capital into the government machine.
Like most lifelong politicians, Barack Obama has never created, manufactured or marketed any product other than himself. So, quite reasonably, he sees government dependency as the natural order of things.
And in his college-loan plan he’s explicitly telling you: If you start a business, invent something, provide a service, you’re a schmuck and a loser. In the America he’s building, you’ll be working 24/7 till you drop dead to fund an ever-swollen bureaucracy that takes six weeks off a year and retires at 53 on a pension you could never dream of. Obama’s proposals are bold only insofar as few men would offer such a transparent guarantee of disaster: It’s the audacity of hopelessness.
In Massachusetts, enough voters got the message. And the more speeches this one-note politician inflicts on the nation the louder they’ll hear it.