Here's an idea to stimulate the economy...just stop talking! Every time the One opens his mouth, the market tanks. So just shut your pie hole for a few weeks. It's worth a try and fiscally responsible to boot!
BY SEAN HIGGINS INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 2/23/2009 To environmentalists, there is no more urgent question than addressing global climate change. The new Democrat-led Congress has vowed to pass major cap-and-trade legislation in response.
Later this year. Maybe.
While President Obama said in Canada last week that climate change remains a priority, Congress appears in no hurry to act.
Hold on there Skip. No rejoicing yet. Their fear in acting has nothing to do with believing or not in the GlowBall Warming myth. It has to do with imposing Cap & Trade tariffs on business when they have already beat the crap out of the economy with their "stimulus" tripe.
Our hero Ann has her way with Joy Behar who was subbing in on "Larry Kings Alive?!".
That's why we love her. Here's an excerpt of Ann setting Joy straight, but you really need to read the whole thing...here. Lot's of good quips as she runs cricle around the host. A true battle of wits with an unarmed person. That's why we love Ann.
BEHAR: Do people hate you? I'd like to ask you that? COULTER: No. BEHAR: Do you think that people hate you? COULTER: No. Not when I have seven "New York Times" best-sellers. No, I'm -- I'm very popular. BEHAR: But you -- no, you can't have everybody love you. Not everybody loves you, Ann. People think that... COULTER: You asked me if people hated me. BEHAR: I know. But you say... COULTER: And suddenly... BEHAR: You're saying... COULTER: ...(INAUDIBLE) saying no they don't hate me... BEHAR: You're saying, though... COULTER: (INAUDIBLE) everybody loves me. BEHAR: But you said because you sell books that makes you people -- that makes you think that people love you. COULTER: No. BEHAR: Just because... COULTER: I said that indicates to me that they do not hate me, which was the question, Joy. BEHAR: OK.
Well so much for that job creationbabble being spewed by President Barry.
General Motors was forced to terminate 49 employees from its now-eliminated corporate air operations department as one of the terms for winning emergency funding from Congress. All seven aircraft in the GM fleet are parked at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport waiting to be sold.
The entire flight department. Now they will just charter. Great cost savings.
Meanwhile Barry the Prez flits about the country for no apparent reason... hanging in Chi Town with the homies for V-Day, tripping on to Denver to sign a bill we HAD to have, four days after it's passage, on to Arizona to announce another $75 billion gift of your money and then back to Washington. Oh yeah, you know when the President flies a second 747 shadows the trip in case of technical difficulties, right? So that's two 747's for our imperial Pressident. Then we learn today he is off to Canada for "important talks". 4 weeks on the job. When does he work? Nevertheless, racking up the frequent flyer miles but GM......
El Rushbo spoke about the new program from Cessna yesterday. I finally found the links . Hats off to Cessna. A corporate aircraft is but a tool in the arsenal of the Capitalist. Do not allow Government to tell you what tools you can use.
Yeah you read that right. Makes sense because well, here, I'll let them explain...
We, the members of the International Criminals Union, declare our position that all free and sovereign nations unite to ban the possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
It is our belief that our profession becomes more dangerous without strong and strict laws to regulate and prevent law-abiding citizens from possessing firearms. When only criminals and police can own a firearm our union's potential for growth will be unsurpassed.
The disarming of law-abiding citizens will allow our union to continue forth to the next generation with decreased risks of injury or our murder.
The One is now telling us to pass the Porkulus Bill or else! Or else what? Opposition is "decried as "inexcusable and irresponsible" ". Oh. Finally his coup de gras his penultimate method for convincing all to support this stinking heap of Democrat pork, he say "I won".
As Michelle Malkin says...Boo Frickin Who. Welcome to the big leagues sport.
America needs a leader, not a whiner. The President is supposed to seek out support and represent all. In the One we have a partisan hack who thinks he;'s still campaigning. That's right Goober, you won, now lead. Convince me of the merits of your little porkfest. Tell me how it will benefit me, us, them, hell, anyone.
I teach leadership. We work with ten year olds that watch videos and participate in games to learn about leadership. It is a learned trait. One of the first videos illustrates the leadership style of the "Big Boss". He the guys that shouts and orders and directs everyone. The course segment goes on to show how ineffective and self limiting this style is. The One is being the Big Boss. Maybe he never saw the video growing up....in Kenya.
Their is a lack of style and hardly any substance. Think spoiled brat. Flailing is the word. Lashing out. The Dem's continue to blame Bush. Last time I checked, he was in Texas.
Let me get this straight: We borrowed and spent too much under Bush, so we must borrow and spend even more under Obama to rectify things? We rushed to do the fall bailout and now rue the waste and haste, so naturally we should hastily rush to do this even bigger stimulus? And we are not just losing jobs, but 500 MILLION per month! And this from someone who recently declared that she was SAVING THE PLANET—all 6 billion plus.
"A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe." -- President Obama, Feb. 4. Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared "we have chosen hope over fear." Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill.
Yes, all is not well with the Hopey/Changey crowd. Krauthammer continues:
It's the essential fraud of rushing through a bill in which the normal rules (committee hearings, finding revenue to pay for the programs) are suspended on the grounds that a national emergency requires an immediate job-creating stimulus -- and then throwing into it hundreds of billions that have nothing to do with stimulus, that Congress's own budget office says won't be spent until 2011 and beyond, and that are little more than the back-scratching, special-interest, lobby-driven parochialism that Obama came to Washington to abolish. He said.
Not just to abolish but to create something new -- a new politics where the moneyed pork-barreling and corrupt logrolling of the past would give way to a bottom-up, grass-roots participatory democracy. That is what made Obama so dazzling and new. Turns out the "fierce urgency of now" includes $150 million for livestock (and honeybee and farm-raised fish) insurance.
The Age of Obama begins with perhaps the greatest frenzy of old-politics influence peddling ever seen in Washington. By the time the stimulus bill reached the Senate, reports the Wall Street Journal, pharmaceutical and high-tech companies were lobbying furiously for a new plan to repatriate overseas profits that would yield major tax savings. California wine growers and Florida citrus producers were fighting to change a single phrase in one provision. Substituting "planted" for "ready to market" would mean a windfall garnered from a new "bonus depreciation" incentive.
So suck it up Mr. President. Because with all your whining and complaining, your gonna get your bill. The votes are there and the age of the One is here.
The Porkulus bailout bill, a different perspective Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are trusting the economy of our country to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze?
Here's a list compiled by those nasty Republicans trying to thwart the One from saving us. What the heck, it's like they are spending your money...hey, wait a minute.......
• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient. • A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film. • $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program. • $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship). • $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters. • $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters. • $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees. • $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's. • $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs. • $125 million for the Washington sewer system. • $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities. • $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion. • $75 million for "smoking cessation activities." • $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges. • $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI. • $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction. • $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River. • $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas. • $6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings. • $500 million for state and local fire stations. • $650 million for wildland fire management on forest service lands. • $1.2 billion for "youth activities," including youth summer job programs. • $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service. • $412 million for CDC buildings and property. • $500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland. • $160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community Service. • $5.5 million for "energy efficiency initiatives" at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. • $850 million for Amtrak. • $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint. • $75 million to construct a "security training" facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies. • $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems. • $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.
Detroit MI (AP) - A seven-year old boy was at the center of a Wayne County courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible. The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him.
After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Detroit Lions, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.