Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Karl Rove

Shots Fired

The delays are designed to shield Democrats from voter retribution, at least as long as he's in office.

When President Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012 that "after my election I have more flexibility," most assumed he was referring to foreign policy. It turns out Mr. Obama's ambitions weren't so limited.

Earlier this week, Mr. Obama demonstrated his imperial flexibility again, delaying another important provision of the Affordable Care Act. For firms with 50-99 employees, the president waived until 2016 the requirement they provide health insurance or pay a fine. Also, companies with 100 or more workers can avoid most of the law's penalties if they provide coverage to at least 75% of their workforce. The House Energy and Commerce Committee says this is Mr. Obama's 22nd delay or modification of his signature law.

Why did the president do this? Politics. Mr. Obama saw the firestorm that erupted last fall when Americans lost their health policies because their policies didn't conform to ObamaCare's requirement for "essential benefits" and other mandates. Based on a flurry of reports and estimates that have come out since October, Jim Angle of Fox News says that 6.2 million have lost their health coverage so far. (There is no hard number from the Department of Health and Human Services. [Full]

I thought Obama's actions were pretty much understood to be a delaying tactic, but that's not what I wanted to say.  What I want to say isI misread the headline.  What I saw was:
Karl Rove Behind the White House's Health-Law Dodges

I didn't notice the : that made Rove the shooter, not the target.  That my mind was willing to accept Karl Rove as an Obama tactician without a fare-thee-well says everything.  I view Bush 43's right hand man as being no more trustworthy than any other GOP muck-a-muck. 

Redskin Fuss Is Over!

What's the worry
What's the Fuss
We all love taters
Don't us?


Skoonj solved the whole thing.  Yay Redskins!

Crat's Next Gambit?

What I See                       


Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. Boom. Holy hell. This is not a real eyeball. It's a completely computer generated eyeball that looks realer than my own eyeball. A CG eyeball. It's frightening, like they chopped half a human face for the eyeball. Actually, I'm not 100% sure they didn't do that. [More]
Impressive, but I believe I've Sherlocked it. 

We're already in the early stages of using retina imaging to immediately identify people; Expect that to be standardized in the near future.  What this is then,  is a DOJ initiative to use harvested eye images of Teapartiers from the internet.  Government  "saboteurs" will use the images to gain access and perp crimes. 


That's what I see. Nothing is meaningless or accidental anymore. Not with this lot.

cuzzin ricky(I think)

Maryland Bird

What is This?


   At The Cinema                           


This is a typical sex exploitation film from the early 1930s - complete with wild parties, sex out of wedlock, lesbianism, etc. A chorus girl's exposure to the "casting couch" also exposes her to syphilis.  [Internet Archive]

The mind boggles

New "REDSKIN" name possibilities

         What I See

Unhappy with "REDSKINS?"
Here's Three Apt Alternatives

I would like them to change their name to the "Washington Capitalists". Their helmets could be decorated with commercial names like Nascar racing does, such as "Mobil 1', "Fox Sports", "Viagra", "Miller Lite", "Mopar", "Nike", "Adidas". That would make the liberal pukes choke.

Roger, your highness, can you design a sample helmet?

The Rev's idea resonated, but led me in a different direction. 


  Get it?  NASTies?
You're Welcome

Just stab me in the liver, why dontcha?

Because You Have Little Else To Worry About

Smart Marylanders v. LoFo

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A tale of two Marylands: Western Maryland and the rest of the state. Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people want to break away and go it alone.

Mary Bubala explains why they’re trying to form their own state.

“If your vote doesn’t count, it’s the same as having no vote. We’re not free,” Strzelczyk said. “We’re doing exactly what they did in 1776. I just simply want to live as a free human being with limited government intrusion in my life and that’s really why I do this.”

There’s a storm brewing over the beautiful mountains and valleys of Western Maryland. More and more people in those five counties say Governor Martin O’Malley is out of touch and they want to break away from the rest of the state.

“I can’t imagine Maryland without Western Maryland,” said Governor Martin O’Malley.

“Do you actually care about your citizens?” questioned Rob Parr.

“I certainly don’t live in a bubble and I go around the state all the time,” O’Malley said.

“Why don’t you want to listen to people that you don’t agree with?” said Suzanne Olden.

“I spend my whole day listening,” O’Malley said.

Scott Strzelczyk, Suzanne Olden and Rob Parr are part of a growing group that wants to rip Maryland in two, creating the nation’s 51st state. They met recently at O’Lordan’s Irish Pub in Westminster to tell WJZ they’re fed up with politics as usual in Annapolis.

“If your vote doesn’t count, it’s the same as having no vote. We’re not free,” Strzelczyk said. “We’re doing exactly what they did in 1776. I just simply want to live as a free human being with limited government intrusion in my life and that’s really why I do this.”

They claim Maryland’s lawmakers don’t listen to their concerns so they want to form a state more in sync with their beliefs.

“I’ve gone down to Annapolis. I’ve complained; I’ve been in rallies,” said Parr. “It all falls on deaf ears.”

“The attitude is sit down, shut up, we don’t care what you think,” said Olden.

“We are enslaved to this government in Maryland that we want nothing to do with. All we simply want to do is peacefully leave,” Strzelczyk said.

“It’s a free country. People are allowed to express those opinions but we’re one Maryland and we’re stronger together,” O’Malley said.

Maryland isn’t the only state where frustrated citizens want to break away. It’s happening in Colorado, California, Arizona and Michigan.

“Republican counties are becoming more emphatically Republican; Democratic counties are becoming more emphatically Democratic, which means the divisions between Republican and Democratic counties are becoming all the more sharp,” said Johns Hopkins University professor Matthew Crenson.

Now the movement here is picking up steam. More than 8,000 people like the Facebook page for the Western Maryland Initiative and more than a thousand have signed petitions–but could they really form a new state?

“This is a peaceful way to resolve irreconcilable differences,” Strzelczyk said. “Lots of people out there feel like there is no recourse, there is no hope.”

But they know their chances of success are slim to none.

“Maryland’s my home. I was born here. It’s my home,” Olden said.

“If we leave and other people come in our place, buy our homes or whatever the case, these problems still exist,” Strzelczyk said.

“A diversity of perspectives and a diversity of people. That’s what makes us one Maryland,” O’Malley said.

“Why would anyone want to deny us our right of self-determination when that’s the basis of how all our governments are formed in this country? Why would anyone want to deny us that?” Strzelczyk said.

The Western Maryland Initiative is still working on a name for its proposed state. So far, the choices include Liberty, Antietam and Augusta.


It's not just Western Maryland;  my sense is that if citizens could push a button today, the only counties not voting for secession would be Montgomery, Prince George, Baltimore City, and perhaps Baltimore and Howard Counties.  Those counties make up what I call the Hole-in-Wall Gang , in that  they are  populated by Beltway Bandits and the bulk of Marylanders employed by  Federal, State and Local governments.  Government is the family business. 

Cantwell Scalped


It’s easy to see both sides of this issue. Having seen it, most Americans think that the Washington Redskins should keep their name, despite its past usage as a racist slur against Native Americans. What’s more, most Native Americans think the NFL team should keep their name. Quoting CBS News: “In 2004, the National Annenberg Election Survey asked 768 people who identified themselves as Indian whether they found the name ‘Washington Redskins’ offensive. Almost 90 percent said it did not bother them.”

That didn’t stop Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrats from Seattle … a white Democrat from Seattle … a rich, white Democrat from Seattle from jumping feet first into the issue.

Agree or disagree with Cantwell or the Redskins, what BuzzPo dearly loves is seeing a sentient, sovereign, free human being stand up to a cloying, pernicious politician who has, oh, about 17 trillion other priorities she should be focusing on before this. Dig Dan Snyder, the Redskins owner and his statement: ““Senator Cantwell should be aware that there are many challenges facing Native Americans, including an extremely cold winter with high energy bills, high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team which has received strong support from Native Americans … Surely, with all the issues Congress is supposed to work on such as the economy, jobs, war and health care, the Senator must have more important things to do.” [BuzzPro]

   Tommy "Linebacker" Mann