Sunday, September 06, 2009


Just Kidding
  "continues to work in this administration."
Maobama - Yes I Can

 "-- every friggin day."  Okay, Van Jones did resign from his position as Obama green czar , but what does that mean when dealing with this, or any Democrat Administration in the past 16 years? Zip.
By August, I was a communist."

The tipping point for the White House appeared to be Jones' admission earlier this week that he had signed a petition in 2004 calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into "evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur."

In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of "the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever."

An administration source said Jones says he did not carefully review the language in the petition before agreeing to add his name.

But after that admission, asked if Jones enjoyed the confidence of the president, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs would only say on Friday that Jones "continues to work in this administration."

A former civil rights activist in the San Francisco area, Jones told the East Bay Express in 2005 that the acquittal of Rodney King's assailants in 1992 in that infamous police brutality case changed him significantly.

"I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."
- From Jake Tapper


Phoenix Risen

204 pictures



B-17F Flight Log

I read every word.
I found it fascinating.

$56 trillion - more than we're worth

Oh my 
"Our $56 trillion in unfunded obligations amount to $483,000 per household. That's 10 times the median household income—so it's as if everyone had a second or third mortgage on a house equal to 10 times their income but no house they can lay claim to." As for this year's likely deficit of $1.8 trillion, Mr. Walker suggests its size be conveyed thusly: "A deficit that large is $3.4 million a minute, $200 million an hour, $5 billion a day," he says. That does indeed put things into perspective. David Walker Not-Bush

  • America now owes more than Americans are worth—and the gap is growing!"
  • The solutions the film proposes for the debt crisis are either glib or gray: The country should save more, reduce oil consumption, hold politicians accountable and get more value from health-care spending. But in its diagnosis of the problem the film scores a bull's-eye.
  • He believes gerrymandering should be curbed and term limits imposed if for no other reason than to inject some new blood into the system. On campaign finance, he supports a narrow constitutional amendment that would bar congressional candidates from accepting contributions from people who can't vote for them: "If people can't vote in a district not their own, should we allow them to spend unlimited money on behalf of someone across the country?"
  • "The key will be to have tax reform that simplifies the system and keeps marginal rates as low as possible. The longer people resist addressing both sides of the fiscal equation the deeper the hole will get."
  • My ancestors and those of my wife fought and died in the Revolution, and I care a lot about returning us to the principles of the Founding Fathers."
  • He notes that today the role of the federal government has grown such that last year less than 40% of it related to the key roles the Founders envisioned for it: defense, foreign policy, the courts and other basic functions. "What happened to the Founders' intent that all roles not expressly reserved to the federal government belong to the states, and ultimately the people?" he asks. "I'm pleased the recent town halls show people are waking up and realizing it's time to pay attention to first principles."
Walker is mostly machine gun, but some utopian claptrap remains.  Still ... he's more astute than anyone in gummint right now. [The former head of the Government Accountability Office is on a crusade to alert taxpayers to their true obligations]

Van Jones Buh-Bah

Exit one racist Obamy Commie
despite urging from Olympia Snowe wannabes?
Van X
Van X
President Zer0's green jobs czar (could anything be more super-villain cartoonish?) Van Jones resigned despite getting encouragement from both political parties to "stay and fight." (WaTimes).  It's unfathomable that, even with scoundrels like Reps Bono-Mack, Castle, Kirk, Lance, LoBiondo, McHugh, Reichert, Smith, and Sen. Olympia Snowe in their ranks, any Republican - Hell any decent person - would encourage this Marxist racist scum to do anything but drink Kool Aid. Then again, as part of the Obama inner circle, Jones is assumed to be lying, so I'll allow myself to celebrate. Much credit to Glen Beck for this.