So, you’ve stumbled onto my humble little blog. Perhaps you are a Millenial wondering why most of your friends aren’t fully employed. Or wondering why ObamaKare is being shoved down your throat. Or why your generation is on the hook for a national debt that stands at $17 $18 Trillion and counting. Maybe you are scratching your head wondering why your President thinks Global Warming the weather is more worrisome than Islamic Terror. And perhaps you’ve started to become aware there might be something the corrupt and biased lame stream media isn’t telling you. The answer, to these and other existential questions, is ... the Left - specifically, the modern American Progressive. Think of this site as a portal to a richer understanding of this answer, a portal purposely designed with a consciously cock-eyed bent to keep it entertaining. Because the First Amendment is forever and the Internet never forgets. (Plus you better figure out FICA isn't the name of a Swedish bikini model, before she eats your entire paycheck.)

How to use the portal? You could dive into my archive*. I was most active here 2010-2012, but that matters not. How many times do I need to demonstrate the central point? To wit, the political / ideological Left is a menace to the constitutional republic and must be resisted lest the American experiment in liberty devolve into socialist dystopia. If it's the more pointed hand-to-hand combat of the comment board that whets your appetite, click the 'My Disqus Comments' widget. I continue to visit that world from time to time as a light diversion. Or you could browse through my blog roll. It's a very representative collection of center-right blogs, though hardly exhaustive. I can't do the political / ideology thing 24x7, and you probably can't either. Leave that to the hysterical, talking point chanting, mob agitating, race baiting, election stealing, gaia worshiping, straw man torching, Islamic Terrorist appeasing, organized Left (aka OFA, MSNBC, UAW, SEIU, Think Progress, Media Matters, most of legacy media, the politically correct faculty lounge, anybody who belonged to Journolist, anybody connected to Occupy Wall Street, anything funded by George Soros or Tom Steyer, their paid Internet trolls, and the rest of the usual Team Leftie suspects).

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Obumper Schtickers

Inspired by a segment on Chris Plante's radio show this morning, calling for Obama 2012 bumper sticker slogans.

Initial edit to be found in my comment to the Jersey Nut's Thursday post.

And for you recent and soon to be college graduates needing J-O-B-S ...

Update 4/29/12

In honor of the Apologizer-In-Chief's recent cynical attempt to make political hay out of his one and only foreign policy “success” – finally making a decision 99% of all Americans would have made after nine months of vacillation … and re-focusing attention on the bigger picture of his utterly failed Mideast foreign policy, especially the plain fact the Muslim Brotherhood is now in charge of an Egypt lost as an ally under Obama’s watch … and playing on the old English tradition of hailing the ascension of a new monarch with ‘The King is Dead! Long Live the King!’ … I give you …

Another Update 4/29/12

From the always comprehensive weekly round up at Conservative Hideout 2.0 ...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We’re All Mittens Men Now

So, Willard ‘Mitt’ Romney will now most certainly be the GOP nominee for President in 2012.

It is conventional wisdom in DC that Democrats “fall in love” with their nominees and Republicans “fall in line” behind their nominees. That’s because the Republican Party is the political home for conservatives and the Democrat Party is the political arm of the Looney Left. Another political bromide goes something like “conservatives see the world as it is and ask why, liberals imagine a world that could be and ask why not.”

Ipso facto, when the Left wins big (such as in 2008), the country gets big changes. And it doesn’t always work out so well. Witness the country’s deranged swoon for the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama four years ago … and the wreckage that has been visited upon the republic in the years since.

Hell, the wreckage is so obvious to the most casual observer by now, even the Empty Suit’s well-heeled water carriers at the New York Times are making the LOL promise to vet the Saul Alinsky radical this time around – four years and more than five trillion dollars of new national debt too late, that is! Thanks, but no thanks, hacks. You are officially obsolete with this admission of total corruption and incompetence. Then again, these are the same geniuses who are just now figuring out their gilded dinosaur “defined benefit” retirement plans are not sustainable for a commercial enterprise. But I digress (again).


The point is, those of us in the conservative coalition need to get completely behind Romney, now that he is the sure GOP nominee, and do everything possible to help him defeat the Saul Alinsky radical in the White House. Any other position is fundamentally un-conservative. To be conservative is first and foremost to see the world as it is. Four more years of this inept and radical left wing governance from BHO and His Corrupt Gang of Progressives would be a complete disaster for the republic. Not casting a vote , or throwing away your vote on a quixotic 3rd party candidate, because Mittens isn’t the perfect conservative, is as good as voting for the Saul Alinsky radical. That’s how the system works. To be conservative is to understand when it is time to suck it up, hitch up the big boy pants, and cooperate to graduate. (Flag thrown for cliché abuse) This is such a time.

Those who decry the selection of Mittens as a victory for the Establishment GOP over the grass roots conservative uprising (commonly labeled the TEA Party movement, but more broadly identified as the Conservative Ascendancy on this blog) … miss the point. The GOP is being enriched and enlivened by the TEA Party movement from the ground up. 2012 will add to the movement’s gains in the US House, US Senate, and state and local offices across the nation. If you thought ‘Shellacking I’ was something to behold, you are going to love the ashen looks on the faces of the liberal political and media elite when they wake up after ‘Shellacking II’ to a world with the Donkey Party out of power on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. We will get our President in due time.

Romney is a decent and smart guy. He is smart enough to know he will be accountable to the movement’s priorities, and (even more fundamentally important at this turn) decent enough to respect the limits of the constitution in office. Do you have a better (achievable) option on the table? I don’t see one. The Establishment GOP can have one more Presidential nominee, if that’s the means to the all important end of defeating the Saul Alinsky radical in the White House. The Conservative Ascendancy is not going anywhere after BHO’s defeat. And don’t you think Mittens will be infinitely easier to keep in line than BHO?

So, that's it, we’re all Mittens men now.


In that spirit, I will offer some advice to the new GOP standard bearer. It basically boils down to this … run hard against Obama’s *record* … simply because it *sucks*. If it were a straight up contest on records, a #2 pencil would be favored over Barry.

But, of course, we all know Team Leftie will turn the campaign into a cartoon to distract us from Barry's sorry record. It will resemble something along the lines of Hannah Barbara’s Wacky Racers.

No worries, though, Mittens - conservative new media has your back as far as neutralizing BHO’s Billion Dollar Slime Machine. The doggie wars are a mere taste of what to expect (pun intended). We The People are better at the snark, better at turning Alinsky’s rule book against the Empty Suit, than you can ever be, anyway. Let us handle that part. You should ignore the food fight, just be yourself, and make it your campaign’s mission to use every precious moment to hammer Obama on his record. Just keep running down the checklist relentlessly. The reckless spending and unsustainable debt curve … the lousy economy … the cynical refusal to pass a budget for three years … the total lack of leadership on entitlement reform, our nation’s number one fiscal menace.

Oh, and don’t forget Alinsky’s Rule 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.“ Which leads me to my next specific recommendation … tap Paul Ryan as your VP. He’s way better than any of us at talking about all that fiscal stuff. And Team Leftie will have a much harder time making a straw man mockery of their cartoon version of the “Ryan Plan” if we have the straw man himself out there talking sense back at them. You can be the suit, let Ryan be the smart guy, leave the food fight to conservative new media, and everything will work out just fine for you.


Don’t be a petty ass hat with your vanquished opponents Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Make sure they both get prime time speeches at the convention. They are both better than you at speaking to the Conservative Ascendancy. You will need their help “energizing the base.”
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Numbers Game (Sucks To Be Unpopular Edition)

So, Barry, how did you like my last post? Who’s the special friend? Well, no matter … I’d rather get into the next memorandum in my Numbers Game series. Numbers are merciless gremlins, as many of us scratching out a living in your dysconomy have learned the hard way.

In the previous Numbers Game post, we discussed how the economy sucks under your watch - and we will come back to this theme often, no doubt. It will have much to do with your landslide loss in November – ‘Shellacking II’ as it will come to be known.

But I thought we’d take a moment to examine a few more direct measures of your so-called ‘popularity.’ For a guy who had the audacity to give an acceptance speech surrounded by styrofoam columns, these numbers must come as a shock. For a guy who inspired planted fawning zombies to faint at campaign rallies, these numbers must be hard to swallow. For a guy who has vowed to ‘fundamentally transform’ the republic (still waiting for an MSM hack to ask you what that actually means), these numbers must be frightening – as they threaten to rob you of that unaccountable second term to really wreck the whole damn place.

The numbers that will wipe out your chance to finish the job you started – destroying my republic – are decreases in the fundraising you need to run your crooked campaign, lower standing with the voters your crooked campaign must influence, and (most surprisingly) a false start against the general election candidate you thought was tailor made as the target of your crooked campaign.


Carrying forward the thread within the thread of Orwellian Newspeak from the previous Numbers Game post, I will apply the label UnApproval to what the American people increasingly think of you.

As the linked Weekly Standard article points out succinctly, you lost independent voters in your first recklessly unrestrained year of governance (neatly summarized by this blog archive’s Prologue, if I don’t say so myself), and have yet to gain them back. Two and a half years of entrenched disapproval is tough to turn around, Barry.

Oh, you will trot out your daily distractions and offer up your chump change panders to this or that special interest group – it’s who you are and what you do as the Agitator-In-Chief.

I predict it will all be in vain. The republic is on to your rotten game – thanks entirely to conservative new media, now officially winning the information wars with the corrupt and biased liberal mainstream media. Taking one LOL example … when your Billion Dollar Slime Machine attempted to coordinate a distraction over Romney putting his dog kennel on the station wagon roof, it was conservative new media that neutralized the attack - by having some fun with your self-documented taste for dog meat.

At any rate, it will be a wild ride for the republic this election season, and this blog will closely monitor your state of ‘UnApproval’ with the American people on its Daily Barry page. According to the latest measures …

(1) You haven’t been above 50% in generic approve / disapprove for nearly an entire year, and have been upside down most of that time.

(2) And speaking of ‘upside down,’ you have been under water since the fall of 2009 in the traditionally very accurate Rasmussen measure of strong approval /disapproval, which measures the passion behind the polls.

(3) Perhaps most telling, according to Gallup, you’ve been tracking closely to Jimmy Carter’s trend, both of you well below the historical Presidential average, and we all know what happened to Mr. Carter’s second term. Poof!

Looks like you should be making plans to move back into that Chicago house Tony Rezko gave you and Moochelle for a song and a dance.

Fundraising Trends

A disclaimer is in order here. I am on record, and still right, as postulating fund raising is less important than usual this time around. The passions you have stirred transcend traditional models of fund raising analysis. However, “follow the money” is still a fundamental enough truth to track a few numbers.

Less for you …

More for Mittens …

Mittens is even beating you already in the Leftist union stronghold of Michigan …

It will only get worse for you as those evil capitalists coalesce behind the evil GOP’s presumptive nominee. These evil capitalists have been protecting a great deal of capital from your overreaching governance. A significant portion will come out to ensure your defeat, so the rest can come out to fuel a growing economy for the rest of us working slobs afterward. You can’t buy this one with other people’s money, Barry.

General Election Polling

First, I need to make a rare admission. I may have been wrong in my analysis of the GOP primary season. No, I don’t mean my endorsement of Newt Gingrich. Newt would wipe the floor with you in open debate, and you know it. Rather, I think I may have underestimated Willard ‘Mitt’ Romney’s readiness to take you on in the general election. I figured – as you did, no doubt – that he’d be the perfect foil for your vile class warfare campaign strategy.

The initial moves out of your Billion Dollar Slime Machine have certainly betrayed your strategy. There was the poorly executed FemiNazi attack on Ann Romney. Misfire. Then there was the infantile attempt to make hay out of the treatment of family pets, and the subsequent blowback over canine cuisine, mentioned above. An LOL backfire if ever there was one.

Your latest ‘poor pitiful me, wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth’ whine will fail too … for two reasons.

First, it is patently false. How many Americans have had the good fortune to be born the grandchild of a bank vice president? I know I certainly wasn’t. (More like single mother and waitress. Think Flo from Mel’s Diner, but with a second generation Italian immigrant flavor)

Second, Americans simply hate whiners.

You see, the republic is prepared to take on your Billion Dollar Slime Machine this time around. Conservative new media has been doing the corrupt and biased liberal MSM’s job for some years now, and has reached the point of critical mass – the tipping point, if you will – in the nick of time. We have reached the point where conservative new media has more trust and a wider audience than your fawning propaganda organs in the MSM. The ‘masses’ have the Google machine, and the demagogue cannot control the narrative anymore. So sorry.

Romney is getting sharper on the trail, too. He is showing signs he will not make the mistake John ‘Reach Across the Aisle’ McCain made in ’08 – the mistake of treating the quota candidate with kid gloves. Witness how Romney handled the recent interview with Diane Sawyer, Propagandist 1st Class at NBC.

Got your goat, didn’t it?

(Pretty good, Mittens. Next time, replace the nervous laughter with a wry smile.)

And Bam!

Here’s the bottom line, Barry. I’ll say it again. You are toast. The factors that created your rise to power in 2008 – no record, a cute slogan, and white guilt – do not come together anymore. 2012 will not be the Year of the Empty Suit. You have a record now, and conservative new media will communicate it to the voters. Ruthlessly. Plus Mittens has shown a capacity to learn – good thing we put him through a serious primary. Those fall debates should be fun … better find out if a teleprompter is allowed.

Sucks to be unpopular, doesn’t it, Barry?


Make sure your Secret Service praetorian guard goes easy on Ted Nugent. I know you’ve been looking for the chance to piss on the 1st Amendment to create a distraction over the 2nd Amendment, but this is the wrong fight to pick. He’s too popular and this case is too flimsy. Keep in mind, it always it sucks to take on a popular figure when you are unpopular -especially when you are up for re-election.

You should submit 'Cult of Personality' by Living Colour as the entrance music for your appearance with that no-talent hack Jimmy Fallon and the moron ?uestLove.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

And as Quoted By 'Larry the Cable Guy' ... "Lord, I Apologize"

How did I end up here? Daddy needs a shower.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What Ted Nugent and Jim Treacher Teach Us

Both Ted Nugent and Jim Treacher are obviously persons of great import … they both have WikiPedia pages! I, alas, do not. Thus, I do not know either of them, nor can I know if they know one another. Thus is the great 21st century class division between the WikiPediad class and WikiPedialess class.

Your humble WikiPedialess correspondent can, however, provide the following thumbnail sketch biographies.

Nugent is the ‘Motor City Madman’ of Rock ‘N Roll, with a side interest in hunting large animals and a history of copious volumes of casual hetereosexual sex. I’m going out on a limb here, and putting Nugent squarely in the Libertarian half of the big Conservative tent.

Jim Treacher is the blogger with a regular gig at the Daily Caller behind this avatar …

Combining the Ward Cleaver vibe of the avatar with what I gather from his writing, I imagine a young Treacher as a kind of Libertarian-curious social conservative. In any event, he now regularly checks all the ideological boxes of the classically conservative fusion, and does so with a great sense of humor in his writing.


In the past 48 hours or so, both of these stalwart conservatives have made mighty contributions to the all-important goal of ridding the republic of the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama. Taken together, they are a kind of Yin and Yang of the attitude conservatives will need to adopt to be effective in the current election season. The composite can be labeled the Happy Warrior – Mark Steyn’s long time National Review ‘chair,’ btw.

Ted Nugent gave us the Yin of “Take No Prisoners, Give No Quarter” directness, in remarks to the National Rifle Association (NRA). The overheated media reaction is the proof of its effectiveness. Team Leftie has enjoyed a monopoly on abrasive political speech for decades. They never imagined this Alinskyite technique would be turned back on them (Rule 8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up"). Conservatives at all levels should learn from, and apply the lessons of Nugent's example.

Then Jim Treacher mounted a Yang assault (good humor and good cheer) with his reporting on BHO’s prior experience with the canine culinary arts. When Barry the Chosen One was riding high in 2008, flush with ObamaGirl videos going viral and Axelrod plants fainting at campaign rallies, they could not imagine Rule 5 of the Alinsky playbook would ever be turned on them ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon”).

This is the Yin and Yang composite – at least attitudinally - that will save the republic from the scourge of the contemptible Left. And it is truly a matter of attitude, not a actual behavior. The bright line that will distinguish “us” from “them” in the current ideological battle is actual violence and property damage. Just ‘google’ (God I hate that word as a verb) “arrests TEA Party” and “arrests Occupy Wall Street” to understand my point.

Those who observed today that these dramas are distractions from the real issues – including notable Happy Warrior Newt Gingrich on Sean Hannity’s radio program today – miss the point. The Alinskyite mockery and the issues are both indispensable ingredients for success. The former is a tool for insinuating the latter into the minds of the voting masses – those this blog labels “clueless independents.”

Nugent hit the issues at a macro level, if not a detailed level (but then, again, can we expect policy details to be the job of the “Motor City Madman”?) “Good solid B+”. We need more of it.

Treacher hit the mockery button brilliantly, spawning a day of electronic frivolity that surely has Barry curled up in the fetal position in the Lincoln Bedroom this evening.

Somebody find the Establishment GOP and wake them up from their nap. It’s time to earn all that dough grass roots conservatives have sent them over the years.

Alinsky’s Rule 11 … "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."

Paul Ryan’s plan is a tepid start for clueless independents to start to swallow.

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Demotivational Bo

ROTFLMAO! courtesy of the Daily Caller this morning ...

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jack Wiley Dithers Exclusive: The Israeli Diplomatic Cables

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting.

Last weekend, an ambitious member of our cracker-jack investigative journalism team won a drinking game, and consequently a bet, with his Mossad contact. The Mossad man seems to have temporarily forgotten about the inverse relationship between physical fitness and tolerance for adult beverages, before foolishly taking on our portly investigator in his prime element. Mossad’s loss is our gain, and yours as well, dear reader. To pay off his debt, the Mossad man has delivered to us the following diplomatic cables between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Barack Hussein Obama.


Following the ‘unprecedented’ and 'historic’ June 4, 2009 empty Obama speechification in Cairo

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2009-06-05 01:00 GMT

Open hand? Clenched fist? What was that, some kind of lesson on the rules of ‘rock, paper, scissors’? Why don’t you just give Khamenei the bomb yourself?

_From: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
___To: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
_Time: 2009-06-05 01:04 GMT

Just stand by and watch my genius unfold.


During the heat of the massive Iranian street demonstrations erupting under the “Green Movement” banner, which protested the Iranian regime stealing the June 2009 sham election

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2009-10-01 14:13 GMT

Have arranged for Iranian dissident Mohsen Makhmalbaf to arrive in Washington. We have worked with him before. Very reliable. Can be your conduit for soft and black support to Green Movement.

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2009-10-10 13:54 GMT

Why aren’t you seeing Mohsen Makhmalbaf? What is your policy? Please advise.

_From: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
___To: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
_Time: 2009-10-11 15:22 GMT

Open hand.

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2009-10-11 15:25 GMT

Open hand?!? That thing has been cut off, bronzed, and mounted on the wall by Khamenei! Why don’t you just give him the bomb yourself?


Commemorating Obama’s epic snub of Netanyahu at the White House

_From: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
___To: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
_Time: 2010-03-24 05:15 GMT

So, about those 13 demands?

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2010-03-24 05:31 GMT

My chief of staff, under my orders, wiped his ass with your document, and set it on fire by means of bic lighter and fart.


Turkey and Brazil hatch a plot to swap nuclear fuel rods with Iran … for the interests of peace, you know …

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2010-05-18 12:23 GMT

Our Ankara and Brasilia stations have solid information this fuel swap is cover for Russian sponsored transfer of weapons grade uranium to Tehran, coming soon.

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2010-05-25 12:28 GMT

Our Moscow station now knows why you’ve been ignoring Ankara and Brasilia intel. Why don’t you just give Khamenei the bomb yourself?


Shortly after Egyptian President Hosne Mubarak has been deposed with BHO’s transparently tacit approval

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2011-04-01 13:11 GMT

Our Cairo station strongly believes Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic radicals will win elections by wide margins. Can your people help keep peace treaty intact?

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2011-04-12 13:44 GMT

Cairo station now knows why you’ve been ignoring election intel. Why don’t you just drive the Egyptian army’s American made tanks into the Sinai yourself?


It’s AIPAC 2011 conference time, Bibi is on his way to town, and BHO has instructed Israel it must retreat to indefensible 1967 borders

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2011-05-19 22:00 GMT

1967 borders? AYFKM? What the hell are you trying to pull? Put me on your calendar for a meeting or Moscow station releases Black Sea photos.

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2011-05-23 23:16 GMT

“Good solid B+” on your AIPAC speech. Black Sea photos safe and secure for now.


On the occasion of BHO’s open mic gaffe at the 2011 G20 Summit …

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2011-11-04 06:11 GMT

Sarkozy should take care of his own Muslim problem and keep his mouth shut. And since when have you been doing anything but double-dealing with me?


As Iranian nuclear scientists are mysteriously being awarded untimely demises

_From: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
___To: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
_Time: 2012-01-11 21:19 GMT

Are you behind scientist assassinations in Iran?

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2012-01-11 21:29 GMT

If you had anybody in there, you might have a clue. You should have seen Mohsen Makhmalbaf when I presented him to you.


A bi-lateral discussion on the timing of military action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program ...

_From: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
___To: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
_Time: 2012-04-10 21:08 GMT

The new round of crippling economic sanctions is nearly guaranteed to dissuade Tehran from building a nuclear weapon, according to our experts. There is no need to risk military intervention prior to 2013.

_From: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
___To: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States
_Time: 2012-04-10 21:17 GMT

Tell your faculty lounge wankers their advice is not welcome here. Good luck with that election.

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting.


Bibi speechification for the ages.

Research into this post yielded two new members of the Schieffer Memorial Blog Roll.

Obama Lies Net ... simply cataloging Barry's untruths ... whoulda thunk it?

White House Dossier... transparently documenting the facts of White House malfeasance ... whoulda thunk it?
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Demotivational Rosen

Team Leftie sure stepped into it this week, didn't they? Make no mistake, Hilary Rosen was given an assignment to take out Ann Romney. The only thing Team Leftie is concerned about at the moment is that she botched the hatchet job.

Rush Limbaugh - recipient of higher ratings courtesy of 'contraception activist' Sandra Fluke botching her assignment - did some great radio yesterday on the matter yesterday, when Rosen was still doubling down on the gaffe. The podcast can be downloaded by EIB Members here. I'm not an EIB member ... Rush doesn't need my money ... especially after Fluke's fundraising gift.


Look, this who the Left is. They see and think about everything - no exceptions - in terms of race, class, and gender divisions. They cannot communicate or relate in any other way. You are not an individual - you are typecast into this or that "group", and designated as either victim or oppressor, depending on how their polling tells them the percentages break down around who's with 'em and who's 'agin 'em. They relentlessly seek to pander to the victim classes in order to make more clients of the god-state, and to demonize the designated oppressor classes to fund their kleptocratic enterprise.

If they had baseball cards, some might look like the following ...


This contemptible all-star team of international Leftists is being directed from the Oval Office by a man who has already demonstrated the capacity to to wage war on the other two co-equal branches of government; Congress and the Supreme Court - as well as a loose relationship with the truth in general.

This will be the ugliest election season of your lifetime, courtesy of Team Leftie. It's what they do to distract attention from their pathetic record of failed governance. Every time. And especially this time, because the country foolishly put them in charge in 2008.

d(^_^)b “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”


An interesting psychological take on what drives the bitter rhetoric of Leftist wimmins like Rosen - from the Hyscience blog. Probably true enough. But again, the motivation was Leftist ideology, and its politics of division. In this case it was attack the wimmins who aren't on their ideological plantation, with a design to motivate the wimmins who are on their ideological plantation. They are finding out the politics of division is a two-edged motivator.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's the Spending, Stupid

Another historic rant from Rick Santelli. The numbers is the the numbers, and some of us are getting a little pissed off at so-called "leaders" who are lying about the numbers.

(From the most important web site of 2012)

Question for BHO and His Corrupt Gang of Progressives ... what the hell is so "fair" about saddling unborn citizens with crippling debt?

When Santelli says he's not ready to talk about solutions (LAS likes a man who knows when he's too pissed off to go there), it's because he knows the solution space is entitlement reform. Whether we are able to go there as a nation before we are completely broke is the all time test of Alexander Hamilton's proposition that the masses are fools ... or maybe Benjamin Franklin's famous answer to the man who asked him what form of government the constitutional convention had created - "a republic, if you can keep it." When the occupy mob chants "this is what democracy looks like" ... they mean it ... pure, unfiltered, 'democracy' will inevitably degenerate into lowest common denominator mob rule. It's just how the numbers work.


I think this one is going viral. A blogger with what is quite obviously a much larger readership than mine - the Left Coast Rebel - likes Rick's Rant, too.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Demotivational Eric "My People" Holder

The Daily Caller has an excellent exclusive today, which you know will be largely ignored and minimized by the corrupt and biased liberal mainstream media. (Hat tip radio man Chris Plante)

A member of the Zimmerman family is exercising his or her god-given right to petition his or her gub'ment for justice under the law. You could think of it as the natural right to call a spade a spade, which takes a certain amount of courage when the spade in question has its hands on the levers of gub'ment power. Remember when Eric "My People" Holder charged us all with being 'cowards on matters of race'? Methinks not. Read the letter ... a beautiful example of the citizen sovereign calling out a corrupt gub'ment hack.

On a more serious note: the most troubling news from the Daily Caller report is 'the [New Black Panther Party] said it planned to “suit up and boot up” and prepare for the next stages of the “race war.”' The radical Left is on the march in 2012 and they have friends in high places. Strap on your crash helmet America, you're going to need it.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Numbers Game (Barry's Iron Triangle of Economic Fail)

I began my April 3rd post with these words: “Numbers are detached, ruthless arbiters.” After spending some time on the merciless spankings Barry’s budget proposals have received on Capitol Hill (97-0 in Dingy Harry Reid’s Senate, 414-0 in the people’s House, and so forth), and on how whole numbers adding up to nine hold the potential to make him look an even bigger fool, I went on to state: “I will save the “iron triangle” of gasoline prices, CPI, and unemployment for future posts.”

Now seems like a good time to take a swing at it.


Gasoline prices are affected by a myriad of factors in the global oil commodities market. An awful lot completely beyond Barry’s control, as well as much resulting from Barry’s failed governance, points in only one direction … more and more expensive gasoline at the pump.

Everything … and I mean everything … contributing to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the official measure of what you, dear reader, need to pony up just to live, is affected by the price of a barrel of oil. The cost incurred by manufacturers and distributors to stock those shelves at the local supermarket is built directly into the price of all that stuff. The manufacturers of this stuff use equipment powered by the products of a barrel of oil, and package the stuff in plastics made directly from the products of a barrel of oil. (side note: LAS often wonders how his life might have been different if he had received the benefit of an investment advisor this erudite … usually when I scan my household taking note of all the plastic crap strewn around it)

Of course, all that supermarket stuff has to get from the manufacturer to the shelves somehow. This is accomplished by planes, trains, and trucks running on a particular product refined directly from a barrel of oil - gasoline. And if you are lucky enough to have a paying job in Barry’s dysconomy, you are likely burning the suddenly more expensive gasoline to commute there and back (whether it’s your personal vehicle or the price of the bus or train ticket passed on to you either directly or thru taxes to cover the losses of the public transit authority). Which, of course, means you have less pay left over to cover the now suddenly more expensive stuff at the supermarket. Feeling squeezed yet?

For the third leg of Barry’s iron triangle of economic fail, I need to refine my original thoughts. “Unemployment” doesn’t quite capture it, because the official measure everyone talks about is so misunderstood. The best thing to do with a number you want to be low, but can go down when things are getting worse (due to discouraged workers leaving the work force), and go up when things are getting better (previously discouraged workers re-entering a growth economy in its early stages) … is to just ignore it as Orwellian.

The third leg of the vise really comes down to economic growth. A growing economy produces the need for hiring. It’s that simple.

The free market naturally operates in boom and bust cycles.

Bust times, left alone, are very efficient at quickly squeezing out bad ideas, business models, et cetera. Gub’ment bailout policies such as TARP and the effective nationalization of the auto industry, and so forth, allow the bad to hang on and survive thru to the next cycle.

Boom times, left alone, allow a fresh wave of ingenuity and innovation to quickly replace losses with new gains produced by better ideas and business models. When gub’ment indulges in the policies of micromanaging businesses – burdensome regulations, actual taxes, the threat of taxes, the threat/promise to add costs nobody understands hidden inside 2700 page bills – the recovery is naturally stunted.

Now you know why Barry is presiding over the slowest technical recovery since the Great Depression. (You might even understand how FDR kept the Great Depression going for so damn long)

So, I’ve chosen to label the third leg “UnGrowth” … as a sarcastic nod to the technical truth Barry’s dysconomy is now in a phase of technically measurable, but anemic, growth – with an invented term inspired by Orwell’s Newspeak language from the novel 1984 (which is a good template for exploring Barry’s totalitarian instincts, but we’ll save that one for another time).

In Barry’s dysconomy of UnGrowth, employers are reluctant to release capital to hire new employees or give raises to existing employees, because the risks outweigh the perceived rewards. So, dear reader, the source of the capital you need to purchase all that suddenly more expensive stuff, burning all that suddenly more expensive fuel to get from point A to B, is artificially blocked by gub’ment policies. That’s the iron triangle of economic scarcity that is squeezing on your head.


You can and should blame the policies of the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama and his Corrupt Gang of Progressives for this vise pressing on your standard of living.

With regard to energy policy they are out on the trail telling you half-truths and outright lies, because they assume you know nothing of the immutable laws of supply and demand. (Or maybe it’s they who don’t understand these things, as they are acolytes of Marx rather Smith)

Oil is a global commodity. Global demand is going up, up, up – driven by eastern growth economies like China’s and India’s. Somebody has to increase supply to meet the demand, or the price of a barrel has nowhere to go but up.

When Barry tells you the production of supply in this country is up, he is disingenuously telling you a half-truth. Production is up on the private lands owned by those evil capitalists seeing opportunity in the production of supply to meet rising demand. Production is down – way down – on the public lands controlled by BHO and His Corrupt Gang of Progressives. This will remain true as long as they are in office because they are slaves to their Leftist ideology, which informs them throwing public money down the rat hole of an endless parade of ‘green energy’ crony socialist bankruptcies is a smarter investment. When he tells you these 'green' technologies will be ready for economic prime time on a timeline any shorter than decades, he is lying through his teeth and should know it.

And even if they turned on a dime and embraced the ‘Drill Here, Drill Now’ game plan – which they won’t for ideological reasons – they would be trapped by one of their own tired old memes. Every time ‘Drill Here, Drill Now’ has come up over the past several decades the Leftist hue and cry rises … “but it takes years for the product of a new well to reach market.’ Yep, that’s right, Barry – and you only have six months before election day.

But what of the other producers across the globe?

Can Barry’s good friend Hugo Chavez make up the difference? No, he’s too small a producer. George Soros will turn a tidy profit off this arrangement, but it will be a drop in the bucket in the overall global supply & demand balance.

Can the oil producing dictatorships of the Middle East make up the difference? Maybe. Will they? Definitely not. Thanks to Barry and Hillary’s naïve foreign policies, the Mideast is now in a state of chaotic uncertainty. Former ally Egypt is now being run by the Muslim Brotherhood, which has forsaken the peace treaty with Israel, and using the Sinai as a launching pad for terrorist rocket attacks. Even odds Israeli tanks will be rolling through the Sinai before our election day.

And, of course, we know Barry extended his open hand to the Iranian regime, only to have it cut off with extreme prejudice. Odds strongly favor Israel having no choice but to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons program before our election day.

Producers of global commodities really don’t like it when bombs are bursting all around their investments. It makes them nervous and they protect what they can while inevitably producing less.

LAS makes a prediction, knowing the summer driving season stands at our doorstep. Gasoline at the pump will be priced at the psychologically devastating $5 per gallon mark on election day. And there is nothing you can do about it, Barry.

As previously explained, every citizen of the republic will not only feel the pain at the pump, but also the related relentless rise in the price of everything. And Barry’s policies will prevent the economy from growing at anything close to what’s necessary to alleviate all of this. Bad news for your re-election prospects, Barry - very bad news.


I think I’ll save the wonky charts for a follow-up post. The weather is beautiful on this Easter Sunday, the Master’s is in the fourth round, on television, and Phil Mickelson is playing in the final group sitting on a pretty good golf number (-8) after three rounds of competition.

Update 8 pm

Well, if it couldn't be Phil's fourth green jacket, I'm glad it could be Bubba's first. The ugly triple bogey on #4 proved the difference. Sitting Presidents with little to no economic growth after adding five trillion bucks to the national debt should take note.

Update 4/9/12

And so it begins ...

The most noteworthy line in this analysis is "the U.S. has half the number of refineries it did in 1980." In view of this, and the Keystone Pipeline story, LAS recommends updating "Drill, Baby, Drill" to "Drill, Distribute, Refine!" Although I can see how that might not be as catchy on a bumper sticker ...
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Friday, April 6, 2012

And the Winner of the 'Josef Goebbels Award' For Journalistic Malpractice is ...

The 'most trusted name in news'? Really?

Brian Williams is a shameless hack in the filthy partisan propagandist tradition of Dan Rather.

(*True story: While a cadet at The Citadel, on the big day of Dan Rather's big speech to the cadets, as the biased hack Rather was strutting down to the podium, alongside his host Major General James A. Grimsley, then President of the school, through the assembled rows of cadets, LAS recalls the following ... when the biased hack was no more than 10 feet to my right, LAS coughed 'commie!' into his hand 'Animal House' style. The only thing I can't remember for sure is whether it was when I was a junior holding the lofty title cadet staff sergeant or a senior holding the even more lofty title cadet captain.)

Update 4/7/12

Conservative Hideout 2.0 does a weekly link around that is nothing if not impressive in its completeness. If you were to read nothing but this link around once a week, you would be infinitely more informed than the standard issue registered Democrat drone getting his or her propaganda from MSNBC, CNN, and the Daily Show. Author Matt neatly rounds up events from this week - the week that may be remembered as the week the corrupt and biased MSM began its final slide into general and total disgrace - with these succinct and articulate words ...
NBC was caught selectively editing the Zimmerman 911 call audio to make him appear to be racist. ABC’s video was shown to display Zimmerman’s injuries. CNN re-anylized the 911 audio, and determined that Zimmerman did not use a racial slur. And MSNBC? They brought new meaning to the word failure, including running a satirical post from the Daily KOS as a serious news story.

Then, President Obama played Alinsky with the SCOTUS, insisting that they cannot overturn a democratically passed law, like DOMA. Oh wait, that’s not the law in question, is it? And, following that logic, Prop 8 should be just fine, right?

Unemployment numbers were spun, but the fact remains that the the economy “created” approximately 100,000 less jobs than projected, and there are now a record number of Americans out of the workforce entirely. Franky, I think that this is a planned outcome. The more people that are out of the workforce, the more people that are dependent on government. Our POTUS might think that by keeping the people on the government drug, they will vote for him in November.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Demotivational Constitutional Lawyer

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Numbers Game (Barry’s Number is Up)

Numbers are detached, ruthless arbiters.  LAS knows this from a lifetime of trying to makes ends meet.  It’s no coincidence LAS deeply appreciates the song Bittersweet Symphony, by the Verve.

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Trying to make ends meet
You're a slave to money then you die


Somehow, I don’t think the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama shares my appreciation of this song’s sentiment. Possibly handed the tuition for an elite education by the parents of convicted domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, definitely handed his ‘dream house’ by the convicted criminal Tony Rezko, and certainly rushed up the political ladder by the a Chicago machine universally recognized as the very model of political corruption; let’s just say what we know of his history (and there’s still a lot we don’t know – unreleased transcripts, etc.) looks like a charmed life.

My point is … I don’t think The One He Was Waiting For ever really sweated the numbers. The proof is the reckless abandon with which his administration has run up $5,000,000,000,000 ($5 TRILLION) in national debt across a mere three federal budget years (two of them not actually constrained by a budget, thanks to his fellow Democrat hacks in Congress - especially Dingy Harry Reid's Senate Democrat caucus). This rookie ideologue “inherited” a national deficit of approximately $10T from all the previous Presidents combined since 1789, and ran it up to $15T - a 50% increase in practically no time at all! Taking into consideration the timeline units, that’s slightly 74 times worse (as opposed to 72 times worse, just to be accurate) than taking a $10,000 household debt run up over six (6) years up to $15,000 in a single (1) year. Trust me, I did the math. Bottom line … I don’t think this clown Barry cares much about the numbers.


LAS notes BHO should probably start caring about the numbers now, though. Because the numbers foretell bad news for the only thing he really cares about: re-election. Because he’s a Leftist ideologue who clearly needs two, not merely one, term in the most powerful office on Earth to ‘fundamentally transform’ my republic.


A few numbers to contemplate in the wee hours, Barry …

414 – 0: House of Representatives vote REJECTING Barry’s budget for this year.

97 – 0: Senate vote REJECTING Barry’s budget for last year. (note: Dingy Harry Reid will not bring Barry's budget up for a vote this year. Mark it.)

235 – 193: House of Representatives vote IN FAVOR OF Paul Ryan’s budget for this year. (note: Still waiting for Dingy Harry Reid to bring a budget to the Senate Floor for this year. Won't happen. Mark it.)

Conclusion: You, Barry, are a pathetic little joke in matters of budgeting.


But these are not the numbers you really care about, are they Barry? Of course not. Your ideology informs you the mob masses are not even paying attention. The Electoral College possesses the number that really matter, for sure. Given a second term you can have more ‘flexibility’ to ‘fundamentally transform’ my republic into Greece; or better yet for you, the old Soviet Union. You know, the one that collapsed under its’ own Socialist dead weight.

The Electoral College will weigh in this November. But there are several twists and turns to navigate between now and then, which will play into the final electoral vote tally, aren’t there? A very big one is this number, isn’t it: 5 – 4? FIVE TO FREAKIN’ FOUR! How many baseball games have been decided by this slim margin? Perhaps by umpire error or omission?

Or wrestling matches?

In the constitutional corner … representing the constitution and the separation of powers doctrine … 4 justices appointed by Republicans. In the Leftist corner … 4 justices appointed by Democrats. Hanging on the ring apron wandering around aimlessly … Justice Kennedy.


It became too close for comfort when your Solicitor General was handed his ass in oral arguments, didn’t it, Barry? His ass.

So, you have embarrassed yourself over the past two days on this all important 5-4 number, haven’t you, Barry?

Yesterday - in the Rose Garden, of all places (what, no lab coats?), you presumed to instruct the Supreme Court that it should uphold your signature legislation, ObamaCare, which you characterized – in a lie – as being passed by a significant majority of Congress. Either you know the ObamaCare vote was a party line vote (making you a lying demagogue) or you don’t remember that it was (making you an idiot). Either way … simply embarrassingly stupid. I mean, for a guy who was supposed to slow the rising of the oceans and everything, you know.

Then, today … you attempted a ‘clarification’ and revealed your true self. Tiny … pathetic … Leftist ideological to the Nth.


It’s over for you, Barry. As of now. LAS marks it. I will save the “iron triangle” of gasoline prices, CPI, and unemployment for future posts. You are toast. Period. End of sentence.

Tonight, I shall simply modify Richard Ashcroft’s lyrics as follows:

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Seed of Saul Alinsky
You're slave to your ideology

Enjoy, dear reader.

Update 4/4/12

LAS likes how Limbaugh is explaining Barry's erratic, hyperbolic, and cynical statements of late. It is an open electoral appeal to the truly ignorant and dumb. So, that's it then ... 2012 will demonstrate just how dumb my republic has finally become. Dumb enough to re-elect a failed demagogue? We shall see.
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