Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It doesn't look like we are going to crawl out of this mess ...

FT.com /Exploding debt threatens America: "Under President Barack Obama’s budget plan, the federal debt is exploding. To be precise, it is rising – and will continue to rise – much faster than gross domestic product, a measure of America’s ability to service it. The federal debt was equivalent to 41 per cent of GDP at the end of 2008; the Congressional Budget Office projects it will increase to 82 per cent of GDP in 10 years. With no change in policy, it could hit 100 per cent of GDP in just another five years."

Obama: Top Red's dream come true

Obama: Top Red's dream come true: "The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO, sponsored a poll showing union members supported Obama by a 68-30 margin and strongly influenced their family members.

According to the survey, Obama won among white men who are union members by 18 points. Union gun-owners backed Obama by 12 points, while union veterans voted for Obama by a 25-point margin. In the general population, Obama lost these groups by significant margins.

Reacting to Webb's speech, Communist researcher Trevour London of the New Zeal blog stated, 'Now we know every major item on the Communist Party's agenda. Socialized healthcare, increased union power, massive controls on the finance sector, ending the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, a heavily regulated 'green economy', a second 'stimulus' bill, weakening of the 'racist' prison system. ... Tick the items off as the Obama administration acts on each and every one of them.'"

Newsmax.com - Glenn Beck: Bush's Compassionate Conservatism Must 'Die Violent Death'

Newsmax.com - Glenn Beck: Bush's Compassionate Conservatism Must 'Die Violent Death': "President George W. Bush was the largest social spender in history, according to a recent report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In his first term Bush increased discretionary spending 19 percent. During Bush's second term federal spending increased 49 percent.

The Mercatus Center said Bush's spending made President Bill Clinton's administration look conservative.

The Center noted: 'Adjusted for inflation, in eight years, President Clinton increased the federal budget by 11 percent. In eight years, President Bush increased it by a whopping 104 percent.'"

New Jersey's Flat Tax Debate - WSJ.com

New Jersey's Flat Tax Debate - WSJ.com: "Both GOP candidates agree that the 103 tax increases, including income and sales tax rate hikes, under current Governor Jon Corzine and his predecessor, the disgraced Jim McGreevey, have done great harm to their state. From 2001 to 2008, New Jersey lost a net 25,000 private-sector jobs even as public employment grew by 65,000 workers. The state's finances are such a mess that in late 2007 Governor Corzine proposed the political 'Hail Mary' of mortgaging New Jersey's toll roads in return for a guaranteed revenue stream. He lost, thanks to opposition led by Mr. Lonegan."

The Obama M.O.: All Hope and Hype

Global View: Obama and the 'South Park' Gnomes - WSJ.com: "Sometimes it takes 'South Park' to explain life's deeper mysteries. Like the logic of the Obama administration's policy proposals."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Liz Cheney Utterly Destroys Norah O'Donnell on "Torture"

Look out, Newt! I think I may have a new crush ... This woman is BRILLIANT. I am officially a Liz Cheney fan.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Environmentalist Economic Strangulation

FrontPage Magazine - Environmentalist Economic Strangulation: "This green agenda is more than absurd, it is sinister. The real goal of greens is not “clean energy” but less energy. Energy is essential to economic progress, and many greens want to halt and reverse economic progress. Some radical greens have praised Fidel Castro for de-developing Cuba. Al Gore wrote in his book Earth in the Balance that U.S. policy should aim for slower economic growth. President Obama’s chief science advisor John Holdren’s top two environmental goals are to shrink the human population and to slow economic growth."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More facts get in the way of the myth of Global Warming

The Strata-Sphere » A Global Warming Skeptic’s Factbook: "It is amazing how much information is now piling up to disprove the Chicken Little claims of the liberal scientific wannabes. The ice caps are not shrinking, the oceans are not warming, and the models still spew out endless errors. Now the only question is how long will it take reality to impinge on the public’s psyche."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Overspend First, Raise Taxes Later ...

Had to just post the link, because the embedded video auto-plays no matter what the setting. (I find it annoying.)


Monday, May 11, 2009

Dems grandstand on EITs they approved

What Congress Knew - WSJ.com: "we were briefed, and we certainly understood what the CIA was doing,' adding that 'Not only was there no objection, there was actually concern about whether the agency was doing enough.'"

[Review & Outlook]
Pelosi's phoney objections to waterboarding

Friday, May 08, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

WH Reporters Stand For Obama, But Not For Bush?

Livni: On Iran, there's no opposition | International | Jerusalem Post

If only our "loyal opposition," during the Bush year's, had been as willing to "present a responsible and respectful alternative,'" instead of behaving as a fifth column in this country....

Livni: On Iran, there's no opposition | International | Jerusalem Post: "Livni warned Israel's adversaries against mistaking the democratic process in the country for weakness: 'I know that there will be those who see in differences of opinion an opportunity to weaken Israel - rather than evidence of the strength of our democracy. I will not allow my words to be exploited in this way. Even when we disagree, Kadima will always present a responsible and respectful alternative.'"