Thursday, March 05, 2015

Benji: Not Always Right

Hmmmm.

Seems that Netanyahu has made at least one fairly stupid call.



If you take out Saddam’s Regime, I guarantee you, that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region.

Sure.

Dumb Question of the Week

Click on the link to find the Dumb Question of the Week from WaPo.

Obozo's Lips Are Moving? Then He's Lying.

There's an old saying to the effect that 'it's far worse than what you think you know.'

That goes double for the current regime.

When President Obama announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately. One part of the president's action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18, 2015, three months after the president's announcement. The other part of the president's action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents — would go into effect six months after Obama's edict.

Well, actually, no.

....In a "Defendants' Advisory" filed with Hanen's court late Tuesday, the Justice Department notified the judge that it has already implemented significant parts of the Expanded DACA program, and indeed that it has already granted expanded DACA protections and work permits to "approximately 100,000" people....

Yah, AFTER the Gummint liar/attorney had assured the judge that the regime did NOT do that.  In other words, another fraud on the Court, just like the Gummint's fraud on the court regarding Fast & Furious.

Try that yourself sometime and see what happens.

HRC: 'Make Emails Public.' No Texts?

She still thinks she's smart, eh?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Could Hildebeeste Be Any Dumber?

HRC's problem is that she thinks she's smart.

She's not.

To summarize: according to DomainTools.com, the domain clintonemail.com has been hosted by Confluence Networks since 12/22/2011, more than three years. Confluence Networks, based out of the British Virgin Islands, has only existed as a domain (confluence-networks.com) since April 2011, appears to be closely related to a Dubai-based media advertising firm, and has always had its domain name managed by PrivacyProtect.org, a registration privacy firm that lists addresses out of Luxembourg and Australia, but gives a phone number apparently out of Denmark, and that shows up repeatedly in connection with fraud, scam, and spam-related domains.  --quoted at AOSHQ

While the old broad was 'hiding' her official correspondence from prying Congressional Republicans, she was doing so illegally.  Of course, "illegal" is no bar to HRC's actions.

But the dumb sock managed to find a very questionable host, to say the least.  So which national security items are now in the hands of .....ahhh......who knows who?

To her, of course, national security is secondary to HRC. 

We disagree.

So You're a Millenial? Get A Refund From Your School

Egads.  Some of these people are voters.  The rest WILL be voters.

...This exam, given in 23 countries, assessed the thinking abilities and workplace skills of adults. It focused on literacy, math and technological problem-solving. The goal was to figure out how prepared people are to work in a complex, modern society.

And U.S. millennials performed horribly.

That might even be an understatement, given the extent of the American shortcomings. No matter how you sliced the data – by class, by race, by education – young Americans were laggards compared to their international peers. In every subject, U.S. millennials ranked at the bottom or very close to it, according to a new study by testing company ETS.
...--quoted at Vox

Millennials are somewhere between 12 and 35 years of age.

God help us.

Terrorists Who Purchase Guns

The Captain notes that Schumer wants to make it illegal for terrorists to buy guns.

The Captain also notes all the categories of "terrorists" as defined by the Feds.

There are 72 categories, by the way.  And yes, you fall into one or the other.

Elephant Party Going Jackass

Yes, indeed.  The Elephant Party is planning to "fix" ObozoCare if SCOTUS nukes the State subsidy screw-up.  This would make them into Jackasses (as though that needs re-stating.)

...Republicans have spent the past few months preemptively and unilaterally portending an apocalypse when people lose their subsidies.  What’s worse, they are publicly taking on the responsibility for “fixing” it and assuming full culpability for any fallout.  To that end, they are making it clear that Republicans must put their stamp of approval on a bill continuing the Obamacare subsidies or replacing them with massive refundable tax credits, thereby enshrining permanent dependency – all with the blessing of the “more conservative” party....

That explains Paul Ryan's intense interest in the SCOTUS hearing on the case.  He's going to be "the fixer," after all.

The alternative, which is "do not one damn thing" is not even being considered.  The Elephant/Jackass Party could simply watch the explosion of hatred for ObozoCare.

...In a sane world, Republicans would take the opportunity of the potential SCOTUS decision to pin the tail of blame for crushing health care and health insurance costs on the Democrat donkey.  If SCOTUS pulls the plug on the Obamacare morphine (the subsidies), everyone would immediately feel the pain of the Obamacare mandates, regulations and interventions that have doubled and tripled premiums for most Americans.  And unlike most other issues, Obamacare is exclusively associated with Democrats....

Republican sanity:  the new standard of oxymoron.

All Hail the State!!

Net Neutral, Except to Statists

Seems that Google and Netflix consume fully half the bandwidth of the entire 'net.

So when they want to pay less, who do they call?

Yup.  Our little Lord Fauntleroy Statist-in-Chief, who then issues commands to the appropriate bootlicker.

By the way, when Google and Netflix pay less, just who will pay more?  (You get one guess.)

Walker Shuffle

Oh yah.  Scott Walker found that his SCOTUS Shuffle game doesn't cut it.  So he changed his tune.

Several months ago the pro-lifers in Wisconsin knew that Fitzgerald stuffed two pro-life bills into the memory-hole of the Wisconsin Senate at Walker's request because Walker's handlers didn't want him to be......ahhh.......too pro-life, or something.

Or maybe not.  Whatever.

We also mentioned that Walker used the same stupid excuse on gay "marriage".  You know the one:  'Teh Courts Made Me Do It."  Like abortion, we're dealing with the law of nature here.

Think Walker will reverse his field on that, like he did on illegals?




Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ryan Sells the Country for His Ways & Means Seat

Sure, Ryan voted to sell out the Constitution (and the country) for his seat on Ways & Means.

That way, he can also bust another budget, like last time.

For a f*n CHAIR, Paul?  You could have had Wales!

Sensenbrenner, a reliable ally of Boehner, was able to play "conservative" again.  But then, it's the play he'll advertise to the schlubs, who may actually vote for the Kotex King again.

I won't.


Monday, March 02, 2015

Who's Worse? Boehner or Hillary?

You can see below what a swine Hillary really is.

But being a swine.....is that as bad as being a perfidious toady of the Boehner variety?

Please limit your response to one word.  Choose "yes," or  "no."

HRC: The Oozing Slime Never Stopped

Condensed, from the Ace accounts:

1)  Hildebeeste's "foundation" took in hundreds of millions, 20% or so from foreign governments.  None of those "contributions" (read "bribes") was vetted, or approved, by State.

2)  Hildebeeste did NOT use State Department email accounts for her emails.  They were all sent over Yahoo, or something.  Archives?  Records?

She doesn't recall.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Enemies List, IRS Version

I think we now have a list of the IRS' division of Enemies of America.

The email went to:
David L. Fish is the acting manager of IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance.
Nicole C. Flax is the former IRS Chief of Staff
Joseph J. Urban – from the Office of Chief Counsel IRS
Nanette Downing – Director of Examinations
Joseph H. Grant is the commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
...

And of course, Lois Lerner, the corrupt slimeball--still drawing pay from the US taxpayers.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Good News!! Germany No Longer a Threat!!

News item:

...After deciding to donate millions of euros worth of military equipment of Kurdish fighters, the German government found itself unable to deliver it, because every military transport plane they tried to ship it with broke down on the runway....

Well, that's a relief.  Or something.

HT:  Cold Fury

Voting FOR Illegal Obozo Immigration Are...

Sure.  Ribble and Ryan.  Ribble's a contractor, which explains that.  Ryan?  He likes Ways and Means.

And good old (actually, senile) Sensenbrenner.  The bullshit he spouts about "conservative" only applies in Wisconsin, ya'know.

Read it here.

GDP? Fuggedaboudit

Whoopsie!  What was first reported as 5% growth has been revised (2nd time) to 2.18%.

ObozoNomics!

Loretta Lynch Is John Chisholm

Methods are congruent.  And as Obozo's AG, the targets will be conguent, too.

Senate vote shortly.  Let's see how RoJo rolls on this one.

The GOP's Identity Crisis

Let's cut to the chase.  Here's Bush III:

“All too often we’re associated with being ‘anti’ everything,” Bush lectured CPAC in 2013. “Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on.”

Here's Reince Priebus:

"We have to put people out on television and radio ... that you know, don't look like me," Priebus, a white male, said.

Ad arguendam, I'll agree with both of them.

Reduced to its simplest terms, the GOP has ignored or marginalized their best "bloc" (which Ron Reagan captured whole), the common man.  You know them.  They work at jobs, every day.  They may be married and raising a family.  They see the incalculable waste of money at the local, state, and federal levels.  They are concerned with national security, not with some twatter-fuss in Crimea.  They want some financial security for themselves, their children, and their grandchildren--not endless trillions of Gummint debts to be paid by their families, forever and ever.

In other words, people who have the National Interest at heart.

These people are NOT illegal immigrants.  They are NOT H1B's.  They are NOT pleased with ObozoCare, nor the ridiculous IRS code, nor in the prosperity of the Fortune 50 to the exclusion of everyone else.  They understand that tradition, nature, and religion--the first things--should be promoted and preserved by Gummints at all levels.

Further, they are NOT racist, homophobes, sexists, or h8ters of legitimate government-aid program recipients--but they're of the opinion that the Gummint should step back and allow private charity and the churches to step up, unfettered by inane PC rules and regulations written by twerps in D.C. who never had a real job dealing with real people (or their problems.)  Care, concern, and assistance, yes.  Tough love when appropriate, yes.

They are NOT Libertarians, who confuse "liberty" with "the right to do whatever pleases me," instead of "the right to do right."

IOW, the GOP is out of touch, just like Reince and JEBush said.

Think they'll fix that?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

$3Bn. Stolen by Obozo, Gifted to Insurers

Yah, and what's RoJo going to do about this?


The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations.

At issue are payments to insurers known as cost-sharing subsidies. These payments come about because President Obama’s healthcare law forces insurers to limit out-of-pocket costs for certain low income individuals by capping consumer expenses, such as deductibles and co-payments, in insurance policies. In exchange for capping these charges, insurers are supposed to receive compensation.

What’s tricky is that Congress never authorized any money to make such payments to insurers in its annual appropriations, but the Department of Health and Human Services, with the cooperation of the U.S. Treasury, made them anyway.

For that matter, Ryan ALSO voted for the budget--which fed HHS the money.

Nyah, nyah, we told you so.

Dumbasses.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RoJo Wimps Out (Again)

Russ Feingold, if nothing else, is an honest Lefty.  Condescending, a jerk, and all, but he is honestly condescending and jerk-ish.

Then there's RoJo, who gave up his "fight" against ObozoCare early on, and hasn't bothered with the Constitution ever since.

The stalemate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was broken Wednesday as the Senate voted 98-2 to proceed to legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown.

Democrats agreed to support the DHS bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stripped out provisions inserted by the House that would reverse President Obama's executive actions on immigration. 

The only votes against proceeding to the bill came from Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).

That kinda tells you that RoJo voted FOR amnesty.

The Iran Chess Game: Religion Counts

This essay captures a part of the puzzle.

The world now anticipates that the U.S. will reach a strategic agreement with Iran. Russia and China are responding by offering their own deals to Tehran.

What to notice about that statement?  Iran is being courted as a possible client state by the US, the Russkis, and PRC.  This is key, folks--and we'll mention why a little later.

...Russia is retaliating against the West’s stance on Ukraine. Russia has made it clear all along that it would respond to Western efforts to remove Crimea from Russia by making trouble in Iran, as Russia’s deputy foreign minister warned last March. Russia, unlike the U.S., views the world as a single chessboard: attack my position here, and I will hurt you somewhere else...

We're beginning to see why Obozo is way out of his league here.  But he's not alone.

...My conservative friends who urge us to “stand up to Putin” should take a cold, dispassionate look at the whole of the chessboard and anticipate moves of this sort; otherwise, the whole thing is a lot of beery blather. As I wrote recently, Israel takes the brunt of American policy blunders. What happens if Putin gives Iran the means to shoot down anything Israel (and a good deal of what the U.S.) might throw at it? No-one in Washington seems to ask such questions....

...which includes Bomb-Bomb McCain.  (And "beery" is a very sly way of naming him, no?)

Now let's add to the mix!

...China, which depends on Persian Gulf oil more than any other major economy, is watching these developments with alarm,...

PRC has already made kissy-face with Saudi Arabia and does NOT need a mess in the Middle East.

Now back to that "client state" thing.  Since the Shah was deposed, there has been a quiet but on-going struggle within Iran.  On one side are the remnant-Western parties, arguably led by MEK.  While MEK is a Communist *cough* "SJW" bunch, it is also by its nature a materialist-centered group.  That materialism is also a driving force in what remains of the old US-allied Iranian citizenry--the Shah gang, so to speak.

On the other side, and currently in power, is the Mullah bunch.  Shi'ite, thus not ISIS (which is Sunni), and very religious Muslim.  That's the part that the US does not understand.  It's also why Putin has been playing the "religion" card, even though his 'religion' is not Muslim--and probably as deep as Obama's--it's a card that the Muslims understand and respect.

But since the mullahs, Iran has been very careful to avoid becoming a client-state of anyone, whether Western, Eastern, or betwixt.  The mullahs are flat-out disinterested in the materialist sirens.

So.  If the mullahs are displaced through a US or Russki proxy revolution, things will change.

But will it be for the worse?  Or the better?

RedState Headline Is Perfect

So RedState memorialized the McConnell cave as follows:

Mitch McConnell goes into fetal position. Harry Reid is the new leader of the Senate.

VA's McDonald Has Resume

The current Administrator of the VA, who said--and then UN-said--that he was a Special Forces member, has a resume.

...Prior to joining VA, Secretary McDonald was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). Under his leadership, P&G significantly recalibrated its product portfolio; expanded its marketing footprint, adding nearly one billion people to its global customer base; and grew the firm’s organic sales by an average of three percent per year. This growth was reflected in P&G’s stock price, which rose from $51.10 the day he became CEO to $81.64 on the day his last quarterly results were announced—a 60 percent increase from 2009 to 2013.

During his tenure, P&G was widely recognized for its leader development prowess. In 2012, Chief Executive Magazine named it the best company for developing leader talent....

Uh-huh.

H&R Block: Buy the Regulations, Then Monetize!

No reason that H&R Block should be any different from Big Pharma and Big Insurance, is there?

Five years ago, a bevy of high-priced H&R Block lobbyists worked on the tax preparation company’s behalf to shape the Affordable Care Act.

And this April 15, those efforts are set to pay off in a big way for the company.

H&R Block is well positioned to earn more than $100 million in additional fees from low-income Obamacare enrollees as they face the daunting challenge to properly file this year’s complicated health-related tax forms....

Another of the 50 million reasons that concentrating all power in D.C. is the ruin of the republic.

Oil-Train Obama Vetoes Keystone

Remember that train that firebombed a West Virginia town?  The train filled with crude oil?

Obama likes it that way, so he vetoed Keystone XL (Phase IV).

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ukraine, Re-Examined

As usual, Bomb-Bomb McCain has a solution consisting of sending other people's children into combat in Ukraine.  McCain's not the only one, of course; there's always the NeoCon cabal which surrounded GWB and which remains a propaganda-generator of the first class.

More level heads might ask 'why?'.

...the West, especially the US, was instrumental in toppling the democratically elected president of Ukraine back in February 2014. US officials were caught on tape plotting the coup, and then immediately supported the hastily installed and extremist officials that now occupy the Kiev leadership positions.
In short, the crisis in Ukraine was not the result of Russia’s actions, but the West’s. Had the prior president, Yanukovych, not been overthrown, it’s highly unlikely that Ukraine would be embroiled in a nasty civil war. Relations between Russia and the West would be in far better repair
....


Well, then, I suppose that when we rip up a democracy, we're expected to invade it, or something.

...We are treated to babyish comparisons of President Putin to Hitler or Stalin; we are also told that this crisis has only been brought about by Russia’s “expansionism”. But there was only one real trigger for this crisis – the urge of the EU continually to advance its borders and to expand its own empire, right into the heartland of Russian national identity: a “Europe” stretching, as David Cameron once hubristically put it, “from the Atlantic to the Urals”.

The “expansionism” that was the trouble was not Putin’s desire to welcome the Russians of Crimea back into the country to which they had formerly belonged; or to assist the Russians of eastern Ukraine in their determination not to be dragged by the corrupt government in Kiev they despised into the EU and Nato. It was that of an organisation founded on the naive belief that it could somehow abolish nationalism, but which finally ran up against an ineradicable sense of nationalism that could not simply be streamrollered out of existence. We poked the bear and it responded accordingly
....


Huh.  "Abolish nationalism", eh?

Oughta sound familiar to us here in the "fundamentally re-formed" America.

HT:  RenMan

RoJo Watch!

Well, the game's afoot.  Let's see what RoJo actually does.

The cave has begun. Last night, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) started the process of bringing up a standalone bill that would only overturn Obama’s executive amnesty issued last fall. It would leave in place the previous executive amnesty from 2012, DACA.  What Senate Leadership won’t tell you is that the standalone bill is designed to fail. Democrats will block the bill and then Senate Republicans will move either a long-term bill to fully fund Obama’s executive amnesty and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or only a short-term bill to fund Obama’s executive amnesty and DHS....

 Will he pull a Sensenbrenner (being FOR the spending before being AGAINST it)?

Actual voters are watching, Ron.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Leave It Behind!

Sure enough, the Pubbies have a chance to dump "No Child Left Behind".

Wanna bet?

Choom Gang History

One day, after another meeting with the Choom Gang, he emitted this:

“Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”

Seriously--has anyone run a mental-health check on this dude?

Who IS This Twit?

The usual handwringing story from Bloomberg on funding illegal immigration...then this:

...“If the appeals court reverses the lower court judge, Republican leaders will likely turn to their colleagues and say: There’s nothing we can do,” said Keith Appell, a Republican strategist....

Huh.  All that time and effort writing a Constitution, and a "strategist" opines it out of existence.