Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Presidential Bribes

Bribes Toted


Res Ipsa Loquitur
What does this have to do with Obama's misfeasance?  Nothing.  I wanted an offset to this tale of woe.  Something pleasant, but with proper gravitas.  I think the glove works to that end.

A presidential earmark is specified amount of taxpayer cash attached, by the president, to his proffered legislation, and designated for a particular congressman's district.  If the legislation doesn't pass, the congressman doesn't get the cash.  In other words, it's a bribe. And it's legal.  The Heritage Foundation just completed a study of Obama's earmarks, and guess what? 

When you examine the recipients of those grants, there were at least 32 vulnerable house Democrats who received significant federal grant money during the run-up or directly after the votes on those pieces of legislation," says Lachlan Markay, one of the authors of the report.

The amount of earmarks spiked around the time of difficult votes such as cap and trade, then dropped, only to spike again around controversial financial regulations known as Dodd/Frank, and spiked the most just before the vote on the health care bill.

Cap and trade was tough for many Democrats, especially in the Midwest, because even the president acknowledged it would, as he put it, cause energy prices to "skyrocket."

The health care law remains controversial even today, with many polls showing majority of Americans oppose to it.

On their websites, lawmakers didn't advertise their votes, but did tout at length the money they'd gotten for various local projects.

We knew this was gong on at the time. Sen. Mary Landrieu's $300,000,000 (9 zeros)  was just for starters in the Obamacare vote.  Now we learn what Pelosi wrangled for House Democrats.  What will become of the Heritage report? Nothing.  What will become of Obamacare, passed against the nation's wishes?  Nothing.  Will Obama lose his presidency because voters are tired of his malfeasance, misfeasance, and in-you-face-feasances?   You'd think, wouldn't you?   . 

Phil's wife loses her keys?

Win fame

Hey Phil,
You're wife is waiting
for you. Looks like she
lost something.



Keystone Cop

The Keystone "Cop"
White House press secretary Jay Carney first says Republicans "forced" President Obama to turn down the Keystone XL pipeline.


Res Ipsa Loquitur

Later in his press briefing, Carney said Obama didn't turn down the pipeline.

Reelect the circus clowns.

Doo Wop


A quite niggardly (for me) discourse


Res Ipsa Loquitur

I'm not making this up.  I'm around 10 years-old, walking down the street with best friends Timmy Hill (aka Mick), Tony Siciliano (Wop), and Joey Schmidt (Kraut).  Had we known any black guys, they'd be Spade.  Anyway. this old geezer guy stops us out of the blue and points - "How do you like my Dago shoes? ............  Wherever I go, Dago Get it?  Dago!"  He did a geezer chuckle  and walked away in a geezer shuffle.  We laughed our collective asses off,  and told that joke to everyone we knew. Even the Wop..  So when I read stuff like this ESPN editor getting fired Sunday for using "chink in the armor," in a headline about Knicks player Jeremy Lin, whose being a Chink was entirely incidental to said usage, I knee-jerk.

 Remember the stink about using "niggardly?" 

I've been through all this before.  It makes not a whit what I call someone.  It's HOW, and under what circumstances that count.  You know what I mean.  If you're a regular Chinese guy, you can be a chink.  If you're a Chinese Red Army guy, you're a MFCS chink bastid.  Pasty-face assholes be damned. 

Fake Bonds in Fake Trunks???

Why Are There Trillions In Fake Bonds Held In Chicago Fed Crates?

While there is precious little in terms of detail coming out of the latest and literally greatest "fake" bond story in history, the BBC has been kind enough to release the pictures of the boxes that the supposedly fake bonds were contained in. While we reserve judgment on the authenticity of the bonds, what we wonder is whether the boxes were also fake. Because while we can understand why someone would counterfeit the Treasury paper itself, what we don't get is why someone would go the extra effort to also create a "fake" compartment in which to store it. In this case a compartment that is property of the "CHICAGO FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM." Perhaps Fed uberdove and Chicago Fed President Charles Evans will be kind enough to explain why Versailles Treaty Chicago Fed crates are floating around in Europe (and filled with $6 trillion in supposedly fake bearer bonds)?

Res Ipsa Loquitur

What is also interesting is that a simple google search for Mother Box Treaty of Versailles yields the following ....:

thoR adds
There are two sets of pictures here, The top one supposed to be fake and the bottom supposed to be real. The real one has two things that make me question it. "Series 1934" next to a 50 star flag, in 1934, there were only 48 states. Zero hedge is a reliable site too. He lost me when his source says 9/11 was an inside job. As hated as bush was, if it was, those that did it would have spoken out about it.
I'm not close to having my mind wrapped around this yet, but the hair on my neck is standing tall.

Obama giving Russians Alaskan islands?

Obama Gives Seven Alaska Islands To Russia” ?


Res Ipsa Loquitur

The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.

The State Department (Hillary Clinton) has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.  Continued...

This is so far beyond the pale, even for Obama, that I can scarce believe it.  If it pans out, I will expect an immediate move to rid us of this presidency.  These people.  Call your congressman.


Today's PSA                


Res Ipsa Loquitur

Also DO NOT put BENGAY® on your genitals

Discussing a Brokered Convention

uh, excuse me?


How do you have a discussion of possible late entrant candidates for the GOP nomination without at least one being teaparty certified? Ahem

Al Jean and Alan Alda

The Simpson's "Alan Alda MASH" Years

Max is exactly right, All he did is force his political views which ruined a lot of episodes.

I also agree the first few seasons were the best when it was actually funny and before Alan Alda turned the Pierce character became some liberal political activist. [Comment on Alan Alda ruined Mash bb]

Over the years I've done a number of Simpson centric posts.  Lately they've turned from being celebratory in nature, to a commentary on the culture war.   A few months ago I did a little investigating.  I'd already made the case for it's  decline into  the dark side, postulating that—   well, allow me to quote myself.

The Simpson's has become decidedly more political - and leftist - lately. As I said once before, I think it's in response to South Park, whose creators while not Republicans, do hate Liberals, and often poke fun at the Simpsons. Speaking for myself, I look at everything through a political prism anymore, and hate that it's come to that. But, it has. Lisa Simpson, Enemy of the Week

In April 2008 some lefty site was gaga over this video, where Homer tries to vote for Obama, but the machine keeps changing his vote to McCain. Grudgingly I admitted that the production values were spot on, and figured whoever produced it must be connected to the film industry.   Little did I know.  On the 2008 season premier, the Sunday before election day, the show opened with the very same clip.  Horry Clap!  The Simpsons had come right out and endorsed Obama.  Not just endorsed him; handed him multi-millions of dollars worth of endorsement. 

I've wanted to find an epiphanal moment  when Homer went Red.  As it turns out, it's Lisa who's the commie, well, the alter-ego of commie producer Al Jean.  Below,  some pertinent snippets form his Wikipedia profile.

Lisa Simpson is one his favorite characters to write for.[17] She is the character he [Al Jean] relates the most to because of their similar childhoods and [ideal character to portray his leftist political values].

The first episode Jean ... ran (as the show's "runner") was "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" (aired September 19, 1991) (He left a few years later for other stints).

Jean's return was initially welcomed, with MSNBC's Jon Bonné stating: "Jean, who took the show's helm from executive producer Mike Scully in 2001, has guided the show away from its gag-heavy, Homer-centric incarnation...these are certainly brighter days for the show's long-time fans."[33] However, some critics have argued that the quality of the show has declined in recent years during Jean's tenure


Since Al Jean took the show's reins, scarcely an episode airs without that little bitch Lisa's uber liberal propagandizing.  Last night I noted four unwatched episodes of the Simpsons on my DVR.  Wow, that's something that would never have happened in the past, when Sunday night at 8:00 found me glued to the show,  live. I began watching the first one, I don't remember what it was, but a few minutes in, Lisa showed her red ass and I deleted the lot.  Removed it from the schedule.  Just one more thing ratbastard Liberals  have ruined in my life.