Friday, July 29, 2011

Now if someone would kill the senate ...

Senate Kills House Debt Bill

The 22 ...

The no votes: 22 principled GOPers who balked Boehner

Justin Amash (Mich.)
Michele Bachmann (Minn.)
Chip Cravaack (Minn.)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.)
Tom Graves (Ga.)
Tim Huelskamp (Kans.)
Steve King (Iowa)
Tim Johnson (Ill.)
Tom McClintock (Calif.)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Connie Mack (Fla.)
Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Tim Scott (S.C.)
Paul Broun (Ga.)
Tom Latham (Iowa)
Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Trey Gowdy (S.C.)
Steve Southerland (Fla.)
Joe Walsh (Ill.)
Joe Wilson (S.C.)

Clap Calp Clap!

Three Card Monty and Baseline Budget Cuts

Except when we're as corrupt and cynical as democrats, like now.

After swearing in the first republican Speaker since Joe Ma tin (R-MA) in the 83rd Congress, we will on the first day of session cut the number of committees and subcommittees, cut committee staff by one-third, ban proxy voting, require a three-fifths vote to pass any tax increase, eliminate"baseline" budgeting and use honest numbers, and announce an audit of the House's books.  -  Newt Gingrich introducing the "Contract for America" in 1994.

Three Card Monty Reid
Baseline Budgeting cuts mean  ...  (for them what dun't know)

  • You spent $5000 on booze in 2008
  • You spent $6000 on booze in 2009, an increase of 20%
  • You spent $7200 on booze in 2010, an increase of 20%
  • At marriage counseling you agree to cut the amount of household money you spend on booze by a whopping 50%  in 2011!
 SO ....
  1. Your wife is thrilled that she will have $3600 more in the household fund next year (50% of $7200)
  2. Too bad, because you were using baseline budget cuts, meaning that instead of increasing the booze bill by the projected 20% this year, you'll increase it by only 10% (and spend $7920).
  3. She shops for a new husband, but they're all like you.
That's what damned near every "budget cut" in your lifetime has meant.  Not a decrease in spending, but a decrease in the amount of increase.  And that's what 90% of Boner's numbers are - vapor ware. I'm lousy at math, but you get the idea. Wait until Reid gets his hands on things,  He's a real pro; a Democrat.

Dickless Republicans Fold

Passed - by 2 votes

Dickless Republicans

Whiny West

Rep. Allen West Slams Tea Party "Schizophrenia"
That's right boobie. It's like pedohilia: Zero Tolerance

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Tea Party groups wanting to primary him because he now supports the Boehner bill.

"I think what we have to ask ourselves is 'if you're telling me that I need to vote no against the Boehner plan' then what am I voting for?" Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said on The Laura Ingraham Show.

"I'm going to stand with this Boehner plan and once again, if the folks who one minute they're saying that I'm their 'tea party hero' and what, three or four days later 'I'm a tea party defector.' That kind of schizophrenia, I'm not going to get involved in it." [Full]

House Iron Men - number 18

Boner's new gambit culls the herd of sissies

The GOP's Seal Team 18

House Republicans against/leaning no on Boehner plan (18)
Todd Akin (Mo.) — Senate hopeful is a no
Justin Amash (Mich.) — Not shy about breaking from GOP leaders
Michele Bachmann (Minn.) — Said on July 28: "I will not be casting my vote for that bill. I cannot. I am committed to not raising the debt ceiling." She voted against CCB*
Paul Broun (Ga.) — Against raising debt ceiling; voted against CCB*
Jason Chaffetz (Utah) — Possible Senate candidate told The Hill July 28 he is a no
Jeff Duncan (S.C.) — Told, a South Caroline media outlet, that he is a no
Tom Graves (Ga.) — Firm no
Andy Harris (Md.) — Strong proponent of BBA**; Indicated to Baltimore Sun he is a no
Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) — Firm no
Jim Jordan (Ohio) — RSC chairman is strongly opposed
Steve King (Iowa) — Firm no
Raúl Labrador (Idaho) — Office said on July 28 he is leaning no
Connie Mack (Fla.) — Voted against CCB*; firm no
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) — A no vote
Ron Paul (Texas) — Against raising debt ceiling; voted against CCB*
Steve Southerland (Fla.) — Lawmaker told AP he is a no
Joe Walsh (Ill.) — Said on MSNBC he is a no
Joe Wilson (S.C.) — Like others in S.C. delegation, Wilson is a no

NAACP Voter Fraud

Nice hit!  Your batting average climbed to .002

While NAACP President Benjamin Jealous lashed out at new state laws requiring photo ID for voting, an NAACP executive sits in prison, sentenced for carrying out a massive voter fraud scheme. [Full]


Boeing and BAE partner to put a laser on a machine gun, make the world a better place


Automated, computer-targeting machine guns are okay in a pinch, but sometimes putting 180 25mm slugs down range every minute just isn't enough. Sometimes you need a little more energy, and that's when you strap a laser on the thing. Boeing and BAE are partnering up to take the existing Mk 38 Mod 2 Machine Gun System, which offers a 25mm M242 barrel, and pair it with Boeing's directed energy system. The resulting beautiful machine is called the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System, offering the ability to fling both hot metal and even hotter photons against whatever targets would dare come in range. This integration is said to allow for these upgraded turrets to be easily installed and controlled on our naval vessels, vessels that are, for now, still stuck on the water. Apparently we're still a few years away from the Wave Motion Engine and FTL battleship travel.

Boeing Laser Gunship
A safer place, yes.  If the Obama administration doesn't cut funding.  "The One" that just said "Billions for Food Stamps but not one penny for defense."  And we still won't be nearly as safe as if Boeing been allowed to take the last steps in its Airborne Laser program. 

The futuristic weapon, conceived to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles not long after they blast off, stayed on the drawing board in the early 1990s. Then, it survived an effort to slash its funding at the end of the Clinton administration. And in 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gutted the program, telling Congress, "There's nobody in uniform that I know who believes that this is a workable concept."

Right Gates.  And who in the military will risk their career to contradict you?  "Oh look, we just shot down a missle, too bad it doesn't work!"  Consider that Obama has spent what, $7 trillion?- $12 trillion? on social engineering in just his first two years.  All told, the Pentagon has spent around $5.2 billion on this project since 1996, according to the Missile Defense Agency, the Pentagon unit responsible for the program. Here's a short video courtesy of my  WSJ  source.   And please, don't get me started on the F-22 again.

Tea Party Hobbits versus Gollum McCain ...

Tea Party Hobbits versus Gollum McCain

Gollum McCain
This week Senator John McCain lashed out at fiscal conservatives during a debate on the debt ceiling, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial that denigrated "the tea-party Hobbits" who "could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor." But at least Frodo got the job done, which is more than we can say for the budget wizards in the Senate.

Anyone with a literary bent would never use the term "Hobbit" as an insult  [continue]

Support Our Troops in The House of Representatives

STFU Noonan

Peggy Noonan Tells Obama to Shut Up. If It Will Shut Peggy Up I'm For It. [American Digest]

Calling Bull-sh*t on Paul Ryan

Trust no one, verify everything.
Calling Bull-sh*t on Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan's Signature

(E-mail just received)

Rodger, in 2010, you and millions of Americans put your faith in Republicans to get our nation's fiscal house in order by electing a GOP majority to the U.S. House. These men and women didn't come to Washington for a career -- they came for a cause that's bigger than you or me.

It's the cause to get this country on the right track by paying off our spiraling debt, fulfilling the mission of retirement security and getting the economy growing again.

Republicans in the U.S. House are working hard to keep our charge. We've made steady progress by passing a 2012 budget that cuts spending so government lives within its means, reduces the deficit, unleashes the forces of the free market to create jobs, reforms the tax code so it's fairer and tackles entitlement reform.

Unfortunately, our budget doesn't have a chance of getting a fair shake by Harry Reid in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate -- let alone of surviving President Obama's veto pen unscathed.

The only way Republicans can right our ship and get America on a sustainable path to economic growth and prosperity is to expand our majority in the U.S. House, recapture the U.S. Senate and elect a Republican president in 2012.

[Blah-blah ask for money]

Paul Ryan's Signature

Paul Ryan
Congressman (WI-1)

Paul Ryan Backs Boehner's Plan

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 07:49 AM

House Speaker John Boehner's deficit reducing plan has picked up one key supporter, Rep. Paul Ryan, according to his Op-Ed column in the National Review.

"The Budget Control Act takes an important step in the right direction by cutting $1.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade," Ryan writes. "Critically, it does this without resorting to Senator Reid’s gimmicks and without imposing the president’s preferred tax increases on American families and the struggling economy."

From the Cato Institute:

Actually, the revised Boehner plan doesn’t cut spending at all. The chart shows the discretionary spending caps in the new Boehner plan. Spending increases every year—from $1.043 trillion in 2012 to $1.234 trillion in 2021. (These figures exclude the costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan).

20 awesomely untranslatable words ...

I have tartled before, and I will tartle again.

Pay Me Now, Or Pay Me Later ... .

Guess what?

FRAM Pay Me Now
Your engine has siezed up suckers

Pictue (I've been looking for for ages) found at saacforum

RE Our Default and Toxic Media ...

RE Our Default and Toxic Media

Journo 101

I accidentally DVR’d the President’s speech on Sunday night. I didn’t watch the speech itself, because I don’t watch any speeches these days, but I did catch Brian Williams’s (MSNBC) intro to the speech and it was an eye opener. Here’s my transcription of the intro with Williams’s verbal emphasis bolded:

    President Obama has requested air time from the television networks tonight to speak from the East Room of the White House and tell the American people that unless the debt ceiling is raised the US will suffer incalculable damage and the economy will default. And in keeping with the back and forth nature of what has become a toxic debate in Washington, two minutes after the Presidents finish we will go to the Speaker of the House.

The “economy will default”? What the hell? And since when is the opposition response considered part of a “toxic” debate? [Shannon Love]

Photochopping throughout history

Photo Tampering throughout History

Manipulated Photos

I'm familiar with most of these, but the Lincoln and Grant pictures are a revelation.  I admit to being hyper-sensitive to left bias in all things, and I detect a flavor of it here in what's been selected, and their descriptions.  Your experience may differ. However,  there is a notable lack of any of the myriad examples of anti-Israel photojournalism fraud in recent times. Curious.

Cuzzin Ricky

Friday Morning Fights

Friday Morning Fights


  • Potential Debt Limit ‘Plan C’ Emerges, Democrats Say (GOP ready to shaft Conservatives, again)

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:04:31 PM · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/2011 | Ed Henry
    Democratic officials are cautiously optimistic that the outlines of a potential compromise – a “Plan C” – are emerging that could bridge the differences between plans pushed by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The officials said President Obama has spent the past couple of days quietly reaching out to leaders in both parties to try and start hammering out the details, though it's clear this is still only in the discussion phase and they are not close to a deal yet. Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., hinted at such a compromise earlier...
  • Romney 'Applauds' Boehner Plan    

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:56:05 PM · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | June 26th | Robert Costa
    Former Bay State governor Mitt Romney supports Speaker John Boehner as House Republicans move forward. His campaign says that he is reviewing the Boehner plan. "Governor Romney thinks President Obama's leadership has been an historic failure. He applauds Speaker Boehner for standing firm against raising taxes when our nation can least afford them," says Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Romney, in a statement to National Review Online.
  • What the final deal is likely to look like (Hybrid of Boehner/Reid/ McConnell plans)

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:50:18 PM · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/28/2011 | Ezra Klein
    [Snip] The smart money in Washington continues to be on some hybrid of the Boehner/Reid/McConnell plans. If I had to place a bet now, I’d say the final deal looks something like this: Cuts: $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending cuts, with somewhat more of the total falling on defense spending than in Boehner’s bill and somewhat less of the total falling on defense spending than in Reid’s bill. Committee: The bipartisan “Supercommittee” will be formed and charged with developing a plan that cuts the deficit by $1.8 trillion or more. Unlike in Boehner’s plan, future debt-ceiling increases will not require...

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