Saturday, January 30, 2010

Open Letter to President Obama -- Updated

Dear President Obama,

According to news reports, you accused the Republicans of being partisan because they would not sign on to your agenda, like the health care legislation, the stimulus bill and the like.

If you weren't such a narcissist, you might be able to figure out that "be reasonable, do it my way" simply does not work. If you want Republicans to sign on to an agenda item, you must do two things. One, you must actually approach them, rather than trying to ram stuff through because you have a majority. Two, you must listen and accept their policy concerns as genuine and be willing to compromise to accommodate those concerns.

Frankly, there is no hope of bipartisanship from you, because you are the most partisan president in my lifetime. Your narcissism prevents you from recognizing that there might be flaws in your policies. And there are. In fact your basic assumptions about right and wrong and truth and falsehood are seriously flawed.

You told many whoppers at the state of delusion address, but your narcissism makes you believe in the truth of the false statement even as you make them, like your "ban on lobbyists." Are you really unable to recognize your own flaws?

Your narcissism will continue to get the way of your governance. The trouble with narcissists such as yourself is that they are completely unable to recognize their own narcissism because they are unable to acknowledge any flaws in themselves.

As a result you are hopeless. And your administration is doomed to failure. It is just as well. Your policies are bad for American anyway, so maybe your narcissism works out for the best.


Update: Dr. Samuel Valknin, an expert in narcissism, suggests that Mr. Obama appears to suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, that is, he is pathologically narcissistic.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Contessa Brewer Called Out

In case you have forgotten. Contessa Brewer is the goofy cable news anchor that suggested that bringing a gun in the vicinity of a Barack Obama town hall meeting was racist, while MSNBC showed a highly edited pictorial of someone carrying a gun there, but editing out the parts that showed that the gun toter was himself African American.

There can be little doubt that as a newscaster, Contessa Brewer is fundamentally dishonest. Of course, she works for MSNBC, so why should I be surprised.

James O'Keefe Explains today is carrying James O'Keefe's version of event on which we reported a couple of days ago.

Sound more like a prank than a crime, to me. Read it and judge for yourself.

Note his comments on the accuracy of the reports from the drive-by media

Chris Matthews Shows His True Color -- Bigoty White

Jon Stewart is a funny man, but he is really at his best when he takes on his fellow progressives as he did below:

Obama's Really Dumb Idea

I know the headline does not really narrow the field much. President Obama has announced plenty of dumb ideas.

I want to focus on just one from the State of the Union address. The President announced an idea encourage more people to work for the government by forgiving their student loans if they go into government service.

What?!?! That is a truly horrible idea.

The last thing this country needs is more government workers.


What we need are more people that actually produce useful goods and services. We need more entrepreneurs. We need more inventors. We need more manufacturers. We need more marketers of these goods we need Americans to produce. We need more people to ship these greater goods.

What we do NOT need is more government.

Ronald Reagan said, "... as government expands, liberty contracts."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Moron of the Day: Securities Exchange Commission

The three Democaratic members of the Securities Exchange Commission, Chairman Mary L. Schapiro and her two Democrat colleagues, share the coveted Moron of the Day title (one loud raspberry) for their 3-2 vote to require securities issuers to disclose to shareholders the risks of global warming, despite the now widely acknowledged fact that global warming was mythical and wholly non-existent (there have now been ten straight years of global cooling).

State of the Delusion Speech: Obama's Many Lies

The AP reported on his top ten lies here.

My favorite? He said his administration has "excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs." That generated an audible spontaneous gasp from the Congressional audience. According to the AP, [S]even waivers from the ban have been granted to White House officials alone." Most pundits point to many, many more lobbyists throughout the administration.

[I disagree with Obama on the need for such a ban. There are certainly downsides to lobbyists, but former lobbyists bring a private industry perspective to the government to balance out the influence of entrenched career bureaucrats that never had to meet a payroll.]

Full text of the delusional rant here, but the audible gasps at the more blatant lies are not recorded.

Mr. Justice Alito mouths "Not true" during the rant. See it here.

Canned GOP response here.

Washington Times editorial: "Obama's loose grip on reality."

Here is the take of the ever insightful Jonah Golberg.

UK Guardian report of Democratic anger and disarray at the delusional leadership here.

Update: From Mike Adams:

Q: What do you call an Irish communist?

A: O’Bama.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

James O'Keefe Arrested

It does not look good for James O'Keefe of the famous ACORN sting. He was caught inside a federal office with two others doing something (we don't know what) with the telephones. The supposedly entered the office "under false pretenses." A copy of the police arrest affidavit is here.

The whole thing is a bit puzzling.

According to the affidavit,

On January 25,2010, individuals entered and attempted to gain entrance to the office and telephone system of United States Senator Mary Landrieu, located in the Hale Boggs Federal Building, Room 1005, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 for the purpose of interfering with the office's telephone system. The individuals did so by falsely and fraudulently representing that the were employees of a telephone company.
It does not appear to be a case of breaking and entering. Much like the ACORN sting, they presented themselves as something they were not, that is, telephone company employees.

What did they actually do? They apparently claimed that calls were not getting through to the telephones and requested access to the telephone closet. The affidavit, then states,

Based on the above information, your Affiant believes there is probable cause to believe that FLANAGAN and BASEL by false and fraudulent pretense attempted to enter, and did in fact enter, real property belonging to the United States for the purpose of willfully and maliciously interfering with a telephone system operated and controlled by the United States of America.
"Interfering with a telephone system?" Exactly what does that mean?

Presumably, we will find out. If they were tapping telephones or trying to render them inoperable or sabotaging the system's ability to operate, that sort of activity cannot be justified as a journalistic sting like the ACORN operation.

It will be interesting to learn what this was all about.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Is a Two Piece Bathing Suit "Racy?"

There is an unintentionally hilarious article on the Huffington Post, huffing and puffing about Scott Brown's wife not always being "prim and proper." The fruitcake writing the article actually called her 1984 music video appearance in a two piece bathing suit "racy."

Does any rational person really consider the following video racy?

Olbermann Exposed by the Left

Jon Stewart is a funny man. I enjoy his humor, even when I disagree with his point of view.

I usually don't bother commenting on Keith Olbermann's useless rants. However, I had to enjoy this:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Special Comment - Keith Olbermann's Name-Calling
Daily Show
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Fair And Balanced

'Nuff said.

Beeler On the MA Election

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chris Matthews & Howard Dean Call Each Other Crazy

Each may be right about the other, but Howard Dean comes across as actually mentally ill, doesn't he?

Howard Dean was booted out of Democratic primaries in the race for President in, as I recall, 2004, in part because he screamed like maniac. In the above clip, he seems to be working hard to prove his detractors right.

If he isn't mentally ill, he is certainly obtuse.

The Blame Bush Delusion

In an interview with favored reporter George Stephanopolous, President Barack Obama blamed the Massachusetts election results on, you guessed it, George Bush. Actually he claimed that the election of Republican Scott Brown to the United States Senate resulted from eight years of frustration.

Huh? Is this guy completely politically tone deaf? Did he really think that the 26% of Massachusetts voters who said that the health care legislation decided their vote were really angry at eight years of George Bush? Did he not notice the tea parties? Did he not notice the angry town hall meetings?

Mr. Obama has to be a major narcissist not to take any responsibility for his terrible agenda, which is hated by most of America.

Psychologists need a new mental illness definition called the "Blame Bush Syndrome."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Steny Hoyer Blames ... Republican Obstructionism Instead of Bush

Per The Hill:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said that angst voters have expressed early this election year is the result of GOP obstructionism, not the Democrats agenda.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.

Steny makes a joke.

Or maybe he is mentally ill, delusional. You decide.

Patrick Kennedy, Teddy's Son, ... Blames Bush

Today Democrats are assessing the political landscape after the events in Massachusetts:

Kennedy's son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) said Democrats have to understand that they've entered a different era — and that they can't just assume that voters will be with them.

“It’s like in Roman times, they’d be trotted out to the coliseum and the lions would be brought out,” Kennedy said Tuesday night. “I mean, they’re wanting blood and they’re not getting it so they want to protest. And, you know, you can’t blame them. But frankly, the fact is we inherited this mess, and it’s becoming ours.”
And the Bush blaming goes on and on and ....

Brown's Massachusetts Win

The people revolt against back-room deals for a massive government takeover of health care:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Guns: They Are Not Just for Self Defense Anymore

You may need to shoot your way out of your car. Here is the lede from a story out of Sacramento:

A Roseville man escaped his crushed vehicle that was trapped underwater by an unusual method: gunfire.
Read it all.

Left Wing Media Differences

This is just too funny to pass by:

Reposted from I Hate The Media:

And this, friends, underscores the fact that there truly is a huge philosophical difference between MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews.

What’s the difference?

Left wing lunatic Keith Olbermann looks at Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown’s nude centerfold in Cosmo and wonders why it hasn’t become an overwhelming political negative for the candidate. But left wing lunatic Chris Matthews looks at the same centerfold and quietly wonders why he’s getting another one of those thrills up his leg.

See, there really are differences between the two.

Ray Stevens Speaks .. For So Many of Us!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Confused Philadelphia Shooting Video

In this video, an assault victim protects himself with a handgun. The assailant, falsely described by the newscaster as "the victim," attacks a concealed carry permit holder with his fists. The permit holder shoots the assailant.

Was the permit holder in reasonable fear of great bodily harm? That is what the jury will have to decide, because he was charged with assault and attempted murder. In Philadelphia, I guess you have an obligation to get beaten up if you are attacked by someone who can use his fists.

Stay out of Philadelphia. Oh yes, and Blame Bush.

Lies? Or Merely Flagrantly Broken Promises? You Decide.

Maybe he can blame Bush for the lies/broken promises. He probably will.

Failing Coakley Campaign: Dems Blame Bush

Dems blaming bush for everything from Haiti's earthquake to Martha's Coakley failing campaign is getting pretty comical.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Muslim Cabbie Who Saved Chrismas

By Mahmoud El-Yousseph
17 January, 2010

There aren’t too many people who don’t remember Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, also known as “The Grinch.” It was a 2000 American film starring Jim Carey based on the 1957 book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. For four weeks it sat as the #1 film in the U.S., eventually earning $260 million at the US box office and breaking the 2007 Guinness World Record for Highest-Grossing Christmas Movie.

At the same time, I bet there are very few American who’ve heard the story of the Muslim cabbie who saved Christmas. It is another heartwarming but true Christmas story that took place last year on Christmas eve that is worthy of being made into a film for its profound effect. This was a story about honesty, integrity, ethics, and human decency, yet those who heard about, knew very little about the honest cabbie or where he came from.

It began with an Italian traveler, Felicia Lettieri, a 72 year old grandmother along with 6 members of her family who took two cabs from midtown Manhatten on Christmas eve. Mrs. Letterie left her purse and a hand bag in one of the cabs. Inside her bag was over $21,000 of the group’s traveling money, expensive jewelry, and some of group’s passports.
After realizing she had lost this great fortune, she went to the police who told her “not to get her hopes up.” Her family echoed these sentiments, telling her that “this is New York. Forget about it. You have lost everything.”

Not so quick! The cab driver was a medical student from Queens, N.Y. who took a job few days a week driving a taxi after his hours were cut back at his former job. When he found the purse, he looked for contact information. Seeing the rolls of euros, nevertheless he never bothered even counting the money. He finally found the address and then asked a friend of his with a car to drive him 60 miles one way to Patchogue. When he got there, no one was home. He left his cell phone number with a note “Mrs. Letterie, don’t worry about your money, it is safe.”

After he left home to Queens, his phone rang, and it was Mrs. Lettieri, he then drove back again another 60 miles and returned all the lost items, refused to accept the reward offered him and returned back home, having driven a total of 240 miles, all for this one woman he did not know.

When asked by a reporter if he was tempted to keep the cash, he answered, “I am needy, but not greedy.” adding that when he was five, his mother told him, “be honest, work hard, you will raise your status.”

This man is precisely the type of person you want as your physician. He clearly is a man of enormous ethics and high moral principles. He has given us all a gift by his actions and integrity
Mrs. Lettierei’s sister, Francesca, 79, said, the honest cabbie had saved her family’s Christmas vacation. adding, “we really love what he did.”

Oh yes, I all most forgot to mention, the cabbie is Mohammad “Mukul” Asaduzzaman, 28 years old and a native of Bangladesh. Many newspapers that published this story omitted his first name for some odd reason with the exception of AP wire service. Other daily papers ignored other ‘bothersome’ facts, such as his country of origin and that he was a Muslim, thereby denying American Muslims like me a moment of pride.

No one can forget the panic and hysteria created in America and all over the world as a result of the failed Christmas bombing aboard flight 253. In contrast, the message of this Muslim medical student story is very clear–namely that these are the kind of stories we need to hear more! Real people, honest, hard working, not politicians and religious fanatics as representative of American Muslims
Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Retired USAF Veteran

Felon Wannabe Calls Someone Else "Bastards"

Voter fraud is a felony in most states. Advocating felonious conduct in Massachusetts? Ed Schultz. What a flamer.

This is the first time in my life that I really am worried about a rigged election in America. I thought that rigged elections were very much against our national psyche.

Further, I don't trust anything Massachusetts these days.

Martha Coakley, Big League Liar

Martha Coakley, the horrible woman running for the United States Senate in Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts, is pouring blatantly false ads about her opponent, Scott Brown. The ads claim that Scott Brown wants hospitals to turn away rape victims.

The truth is that as a state legislator, Mr. Brown proposed an amendment to a bill permitting "morning after" pills for rape victims. The amendment would allow doctors with sincere religious objections to refuse to give the pills. Protecting religious freedom is hardly the same thing as wanting hospitals to turn away rape victims.

Coakley's sorts of lies in campaign literature turn off intelligent people who can see through them. If she is willing to lie awfully as a candidate, do we really want someone like this in the Senate. Or, more accurately, another someone like this.

Martha Coakley is a remarkably bad choice for the United States Senate. We hope her lies backfire on her.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Latest Stimulus Scandal

The Obama administration creates 1.62 jobs for only $541,000.

Such a deal.

They give the money to a Penn State professor, Micheal "Hide the Decline" Mann of Climategate fame.

Never trust your money to government.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Goldberg on the Reid Fiasco

Jonah Goldberg in the National Review echoes my sentiment on the Dingy Harry Reid fiasco, but of course, much more articulately. My favorite line, very quotable:

We’ve spent much of the last year being told that “tea party” protesters are unforgivably racist for complaining about high taxes and deficits. But ruminating on Obama’s light skin and versatility with the “Negro dialect” is merely forgivably inappropriate.

The Democrats' Assault On Marriage

Both the Senate and the House versions of Obamacare penalize married couples. The House version is explained by Phyllis Schlafly as follows:

Here is the cost in the House bill for an unmarried couple who each earn $25,000 a year (total: $50,000). When they both buy health insurance (which will be mandatory), the combined premiums they pay will be capped at $3,076 a year.

But if the couple gets married and has the same combined income of $50,000, they will pay annual premiums up to a cap of $5,160 a year. That means they have to fork over a marriage penalty of $2,084.

It is no wonder the Democrats don't want anyone in the public to see the bills before votes are taken. The bills contain various horrors that the Democrats don't want exposed until the legislation is a fait accompli.

Defeat. Them. All.

Cass Sunstein: Unfairly Maligned?

I rise in defense of Cass Sunstein, President Obama's regulatory Czar, to the latest attack on him related to his 2008 paper "Conspiracy Theories." He has been unfairly accused of arguing that argued that "the U.S. government should ban 'conspiracy theorizing.'"

Granted, Cass Sunstein is a real whack-job on animal rights. My favorite quote from his paper, "The Rights of Animals: A Very Short Primer" is,

"If rats are able to suffer—and no one really doubts that they are—then their interests are relevant to the question how, and perhaps even whether, they can be expelled from houses." [Footnote omitted which offers an exception if the rats are diseased.]
Everyone who believe rats invading your home have a right remain alive, hold up your hand.

At least, the conspiracy paper proves he is not a truther.

Mr. Sunstein's paper on conspiracy theories is professorial and highly theoretical. Nowhere does the paper propose that the government ban conspiracy theorizing. He offers that "government response" as one of the solutions the theoretician would need to consider (among a myriad of other possibilities) before coming to a conclusion. He suggests that government agents could overtly or covertly infiltrate conspiracy discussions to provide accurate information, which he calls "cognitive infiltration." He cites the use of State Department Muslims participating in chat room discussion as a successful example of the former. As to covert infiltration, I assume we do that now with groups perceived to present a danger of violence. At least, I hope so.

This theoretical paper was NOT about what could or should be done under the law and was not limited to the United States with its system of laws. The paper is pure ivory tower and basically harmless. This paper reasonably read and understood does not contribute to otherwise justified perceptions of Cass Sunstein's whackiness.

Tea Party Convention? Really?

I am a fan of the Tea Party movement, the real Tea Party movement, not that goofy convention to be held next month in Nashville.

First, I want to say that Nashville would be a great place to hold such a convention. But the magnificent Opryland Hotel is simply too grand a location. Too expensive. The $560 price tag for convention attendance is just too high. It will cost the average convention-goer over $1,500 to attend, with meals.

The Tea Party movement is not a fat cat movement. It is a movement of ordinary folks. Workers and retired people. People who are struggling in the this recession/depression. People who believe in fiscal restraint, not only by government, but in their own lives.

This Tea Party convention idea at that price tag is just dumb. It is no Tea Party.

We need a real tea party convention at a low cost venue, where there are plenty of Econo Lodges, Red Roof Inns and the like to house the real people who would want to attend.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Harry Reid: Racist?

I think Harry Reid is a very, very bad guy. He deserves the electoral defeat that is coming to him. But I do not think he is a racist per se. He is just a very bad man.

That said, he deserves all the racist accusations he receives. Not because he is a racist, but because he has been so quick to accuse other non-racists of racism.

Patterico has documented Reid's bad behavior in making unfounded accusations.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Prevent Homocide: "Buy a Gun"

This is the advice from a Buffalo, gun-unfriendly New York, gang member, as reported in the Buffalo News. I am not one to take advice from gang members. This time he is right, as confirmed by virtually all studies.

It seems to me that the Buffalo News article is really about how most gun violence is somehow related to illicit drugs, either by rival gangs or druggies trying to get money for the next fix. One thing is for certain: we have not solved the problems cause by illegal drugs by prohibiting the manufacture, importation or sale of them. We have increased the street price and the profit by limiting the supply. The result of that strategy is, of course, more crime. Druggies need to steal more money to get the next fix. Drug gangs make more money by supplying the illegal substances.

The whole war on drugs thing needs a new look and new approach. Our legislators in Congress and in the several states lack any understanding of the laws of economics.

Get this straight. Drugs are bad. But the current prohibition strategy is seriously flawed.

Global Warming Religion Takes Another Hit

Man-made global warming belief proceed on the theory that the last 150 years of industrialization has increased the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The latest scientific research reported in Science Daily finds that carbon dioxide levels have not increased in the last 150 years:

To assess whether the airborne fraction is indeed increasing, Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol reanalyzed available atmospheric carbon dioxide and emissions data since 1850 and considers the uncertainties in the data.

In contradiction to some recent studies, he finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.

Latest News on Global Warming

Headline: Briton pulled alive from Swiss avalanche as record freezing weather grips Europe, North America and Asia

Read more: Daily Mail.

Some clown wrote a letter to the Columbus Dispatch several months ago entitled "Global Warming for Dummies." This dummy argued that, contrary to the laws for physics, our colder weather for the last eleven years results from melting polar ice caps releasing more icebergs. He did not bother to explain how the global temperatures are dropping, how the antarctic ice has been expanding, and that the reports of arctic ice decreasing resulted from a computer model error.

Global Warming is a religion.

Gender Silliness