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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A couple of thought provoking articles.

John Cassidy writes an interesting economical analysis of the 2008/2009 recession in the New Yorker - "Rational Irrationality" - I like the title! He has an interesting point, but one I would have a few questions for him to resolve. Let me know if you agree with him!

Thomas Edsall writes "Rich Dem, Poor Dem" for The New Republic, pointing out potential problems for BHO strategy to date of "class warfare". He thinks it may lead to major problems. Important for all Dems out there to read and contemplate for their parties future.




Jake Tapper reports on another BHO Administration official who is in trouble for past questionable activities.

This is becoming almost unbelievable!!



The Worthlessness of Pelosi!


"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi berated town hall and tea party protesters this month, tearfully warning they'd incite violence. Well, there's been violence all right, at Pittsburgh's G-20. But it wasn't the tea partiers. It takes gall to characterize ordinary Americans, freely exercising their rights of speech and assembly in civic forums, as 'mobs' while ignoring a pack of leftist thugs now smashing a U.S. city. But that's what Pelosi did, directing her righteous tocsin to the Norman Rockwell-like gatherings of Americans who opposed her expansion of government this past summer. 'I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw ... I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco,' Pelosi said, choking up, her eyes brimming with tears. 'This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and ... I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made,' she told a congressional forum Sept. 17 in a bid to silence peaceful protesters. Scroll ahead one week to the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh: Some 1,000 hooded rioters descend on the city waving signs such as 'Smash the G-20' and 'Eat the Rich.' Many take 'direct action' to 'challenge capitalism' in what organizers brazenly call an 'unpermitted protest.' Unlike the town hall citizens, they didn't 'hurl' statements -- just tire irons, bricks and rocks, in an effort to damage private businesses. ... This kind of violence is nothing new. It was found in Seattle in 1999, where former Obama administration green czar Van Jones got himself arrested. It was repeated at other summits in Turin, Italy; Washington, D.C.; and London. These leftists detest capitalism, abhor private property -- and have ties to the Democratic Party. The unwillingness of the Democratic establishment to defend free markets emboldens the rioters. In destroying private property and impeding trade, these anarchists prove their aims aren't democratic. They resemble the mobs of Castro's Cuba who engage in violence against citizens to enforce conformity. The outrage of it all raises questions about Pelosi's real agenda in her one-sided criticism of tea partiers. By criticizing only tea partiers and ignoring rampant thugs, she seeks to repress peaceful dissent. With that setup, it's no surprise that there's a mudslide of violence now rolling down on us from an energized radical left."

--Investor's Business Daily"

H/T: Patriot Post Chronicle, September 30, 2009


Why is BHO so interested in the 2016 Olympics?

Michelle Malkin explains. Can you say "payback!"?

A key paragraph:

"Chicagoans of all political stripes who oppose massive government funding of Mayor Richard Daley’s pet project have inundated my email-box. Reader Will P. sums it all up by noting that the games would “protect the current corrupt structure” and paper over Chicago/Illinois’s myriad woes, including: “Governor after Governor going to jail. Pay to play schemes. Crumbling and outdated infrastructure. Deteriorating public housing. Failing, dumbing-down schools. Hospital cutbacks. Sanctuary city. Never-ending gang wars (outbursts every Spring requiring massive police presence, police outmanned at the Taste of Chicago, innocents shot in the crossfire weekly, current beating video out now). Cemetery scandal (bodies removed and graves resold)…Acorn, Bill Ayers, Rezko, Blago, Wright. Univ. of Illinois “clout” scandal. Illegal preferential city hiring. City inspectors on the take (Operation Crooked Code). Voter fraud. The unemployment rate. Taxes through the roof. Mayor Daley attempting to extend city taxes to the suburbs. All this, and more…”"

Does our country really need to prop this up with the Olympics?


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Why Medical Malpractice is Off Limits

Read this WSJ article and justify being part of the Democratic Party!

They would much rather harm the care of the elderly and force younger adults to get insurance they do not need to pay for a system that will continue the benefits to them.

As I have said before, this is the only way a BHO and his entourage can make it in our free society, and they will do it at the cost of our freedom!

Cynical? You bet - and TRUE!


Help Dick Morris stop HealthFare!

Dick Morris explains the problem the elderly should have with BHO's HealthFare and suggests a plan to stop it. He needs your help!


Where have the war caskets gone?

One of the MSM's favorite targets during W's tenure over the Iraq and Afgahanistan wars was the Pentagon rule allowing no coverage of returning war dead in their flag draped caskets. A quite reasonable ruling for anyone who watched the antics of the left during Vietnam.

In April, BHO lifted this rule, re-enforcing his open administration, I would assume. Why could he afford to take this chance of a possible negative public reaction?


Byron York documents this further confirmation of the MSM complicity with the BHO administration by covering up exactly what they begged to expose during W's term "for the good of the country."

This quote from Biden in 2004 is precious:

""These young men and women are heroes," Vice President Biden said in 2004, when he was senator from Delaware. "The idea that they are essentially snuck back into the country under the cover of night so no one can see that their casket has arrived, I just think is wrong.""

And now he is seeing they are snuck back into the country!

What is the opposite "of for the good of the country."? This must be what they are doing now!

Or would my lefty friends like to your complicit press?


Monday, September 28, 2009

NAIVETE! Let us hope the entire last 8 months has not been the same!

I am afraid most of it is!

"Defense Secretary Robert Gates says trying to close down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay has proved more complicated than anticipated.

Gates says "it's going to be tough" for the president to meet his goal of shutting the prison in January. There are difficulties in completing the lengthy review of detainee files and resolving other issues.

Gates says even before Obama took office, he was arguing for a firm deadline to close the facility. Gates says that's the only way to get the Washington bureaucracy moving.

But Gates says he doesn't think it's a problem to push back the date _ as long as there's a good plan showing progress toward closing it. He says he doesn't know whether the deadline will need to be extended.

Gates spoke on CNN's "State of the Union" and ABC's "This Week.""


Friday, September 25, 2009

Where's Waldo

From the WSJ Best of the Web today:

"'Where's Waldo?' Journalism

If you're young enough to have read those "Where's Waldo?" books as a kid, you are well-prepared to read the New York Times. On Wednesday the Times finally took note of the NEA scandal, in a story of slightly over 350 words that appeared on page 21:

The White House on Tuesday instructed government agencies to keep politics away from the awarding of federal grants, a step taken as the administration sought to minimize the fallout after an official at the National Endowment for the Arts urged artists to advance President Obama's agenda.

The new guidelines were issued at a meeting between White House officials and chiefs of staff across the executive branch, following the disclosure of a conference call last month in which artists were asked to work with the Corporation for Public Service to promote Mr. Obama's health care, education and environmental proposals.

This is the first time the paper has mentioned the scandal, first reported 29 days earlier on Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood and 22 days earlier by Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck.
This follows the same pattern as the Times's coverage of the Van Jones and Acorn scandals, both of which the paper did not mention at all until the Obama administration had taken some remedial action, and then reported only in brief stories on inside pages (though in fairness, a full-length front-page story about Jones's hypovehiculation appeared on the second day).

Trying to find information about the Obama scandals in the Times can be a fun challenge, just like the "Where's Waldo?" books. But if your taste in puzzles runs more to crosswords or sudoku and you want the news delivered straight, there are plenty of better sources."

I am continually amazed anyone reads the NY-"Where's Waldo"-T!


Thursday, September 24, 2009


The link below is one story of what many of our "teachers" are doing to our children with the aid of the Department of Education. This should NOT be happening!



David Broder Analyzes the "Policy Approach"

In "Mr. Policy Hits a Wall" David Broder analyzes an article by William Schambra, a policy analyst, which I find quite interesting. Mr. Schambra's view:

"Schambra, like many others, was struck by the "sheer ambition" of Obama's legislative agenda and by his penchant for centralizing authority under a strong White House staff replete with many issue "czars."

Schambra sees this as evidence that "Obama is emphatically a 'policy approach' president. For him, governing means not just addressing discrete challenges as they arise, but formulating comprehensive policies aimed at giving large social systems -- and indeed society itself -- more rational and coherent forms and functions. In this view, the long-term, systemic problems of health care, education, and the environment cannot be solved in small pieces. They must be taken on in whole.""

This sounds like Totalitarianism to me! Things must change incrementally, or it IS totalitarianism!

Why won't it work for our society? His theory:

"Historically, that approach has not worked. The progressives failed to gain more than brief ascendancy and the Carter and Clinton presidencies were marked by striking policy failures. The reason, Schambra says, is that this highly rational, comprehensive approach fits uncomfortably with the Constitution, which apportions power among so many different players, most of whom are far more concerned with the particulars of policy than its overall coherence."

I disagree with his use of the term "highly rational" as their are many "highly rational" approaches to policy - progressive, libertarian, conservative, et al - each of who's proponents think their approach is "highly rational". So each four years we would have perhaps a new "totalitarian" approach which would lead to chaos!

I do not think it will work this time. An interesting read!


"Obama's Time Warp: The U.S. Is Still the Bad Guy"

Michael Barone in the above titled column explains his view of BHO's strange foreign policy reversals. An important read!



Is this what you voted for? CBS News.com post an article pointing out that BHO will increase welfare payments in ONE YEAR - 2010 - by more than W spent on the entire Iraq war! Read the entire article here.

Read that paragraph again: welfare will increas more in 2010 than the entire cost of the Iraq war under W!

This is the key paragraph:

"According to his White House budget proposal, President Barack Obama will increase annual federal welfare spending by one-third, from $522.4 billion to $697 billion in his first fiscal year. Adjusted for inflation, the combined two-year increase of $263 billion is greater than any increase in welfare spending in history."

I hope the country, and particularly the supporters of this administration, wake up before our country is devastated. Would anyone like to defend this spending?


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Defenestration of Gov. David Paterson

Bet you don't know what defenestration is!

"The action of throwing (esp. a person) out of a window" - Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus - 2003

Richard Cohen at the WaPo explains how and why BHO is an exponent of this action (figuratively of course) for the NY Govenor. Interesting analysis of our leader!


TORT REFORM: No need for "demonstration projects" Mr. President! #2

This WSJ article explains how Missouri is also a completed "demonstration project"!

Could someone please explain: Is this administration just ignorant of the necessity for Tort Reform or are they so "bought" by the trial lawyers that they can't be rational?

A summary of Missouri's results:

"Tort reform works. Missouri's medical malpractice claims are now at a 30-year low. Average payouts are about $50,000 below the 2005 average. Malpractice insurers are also turning a profit for the fifth year in a row—allowing other insurers to compete for business in Missouri. This will drive down costs, which will save government programs money as well as improve the system for patients. It will also leave doctors with more resources to invest in better care."

Come on, Mr. President, let's fix a real problem!


Monday, September 21, 2009

The Wisdom of Irving Kristol

Why I question the left.

"Symbolic Politics and Liberal Reform, Dec. 15, 1972

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling," wrote Oscar Wilde, and I would like to suggest that the same can be said for bad politics. . . .

It seems to me that the politics of liberal reform, in recent years, shows many of the same characteristics as amateur poetry. It has been more concerned with the kind of symbolic action that gratifies the passions of the reformer rather than with the efficacy of the reforms themselves. Indeed, the outstanding characteristic of what we call "the New Politics" is precisely its insistence on the overwhelming importance of revealing, in the public realm, one's intense feelings—we must "care," we must "be concerned," we must be "committed." Unsurprisingly, this goes along with an immense indifference to consequences, to positive results or the lack thereof."

Unintended consequences, anyone?


TORT REFORM: No need for "demonstration projects" Mr. President!

The following article on Tort Reform in Mississippi makes you wonder what the Dems are doing not attacking it in their HealthFare reform. Of course we all know the reason: protect the trial lawyers and the unions at all cost!

Haley Barbour has done a great job! Maybe the Dems should look at his results! His final paragraph:

"In the wake of tort reform's passage, Barbour added, plaintiffs still have the right to sue and recover damages, and trial lawyers can still make a living -- just not at the previous, exorbitant level. "It has not been very contentious," he said. "Most of the trial lawyers -- particularly the ones who are really good lawyers, think that it's fair," even if "they don't like it.""


Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Wisdom of Irving Kristol

Why I like the free market!

"Income Inequality Without Class Conflict, Dec. 18, 1997

It is often said that capitalism—that is, a market economy—is morally obnoxious because its "trickle-down economics" inevitably creates inequality of income and wealth. Now it is certainly true that "trickle-down economics" has that effect. It is also true, however, that if you want economic growth and greater affluence for all, there is simply no alternative to "trickle-down economics," which is just another name for growth economics.

The world has yet to see a successful version of "trickle-up economics," an egalitarian society in which the state ensures that the fruits of economic growth are universally and equally shared. The trouble with this idea—it is, of course, the socialist ideal—is that it does not produce those fruits in the first place. Economic growth is promoted by entrepreneurs and innovators, whose ambitions, when realized, create inequality. No one with any knowledge of human nature can expect such people not to want to be relatively rich, and if they are too long frustrated they will cease to be productive. Nor can the state substitute for them, because the state simply cannot engage in the "creative destruction" that is an essential aspect of innovation. The state cannot and should not be a risk-taking institution, since it is politically impossible for any state to cope with the inevitable bankruptcies associated with economic risk taking."

We are heading in the wrong direction!

H/T: WSJ of September 19, 2009


Friday, September 18, 2009

Krauthammer understands BHO: Read this if you want to!

Charles Krauthammer comments on BHO's techniques of obfuscating - which Joe Wilson interprets as lies, as do I - and predicts trouble ahead for the "righteous redeemer."

A quite interesting read giving three solid examples from the BHO speech which Joe Wilson interrupted.

The close of the article:

"Obama doesn't lie. He merely elides, gliding from one dubious assertion to another. This has been the story throughout his whole health care crusade. Its original premise was that our current financial crisis was rooted in neglect of three things -- energy, education and health care. That transparent attempt to exploit Emanuel's Law -- a crisis is a terrible thing to waste -- failed for health care because no one is stupid enough to believe that the 2008 financial collapse was caused by a lack of universal health care.

So on to the next gambit: selling health care reform as a cure for the deficit. When that was exploded by the Congressional Budget Office's demonstration of staggering Obamacare deficits, Obama tried a new tack: selling his plan as revenue-neutral insurance reform -- until the revenue neutrality is exposed as phony future cuts and chimerical waste and fraud.
Obama doesn't lie. He implies, he misdirects, he misleads -- so fluidly and incessantly that he risks transmuting eloquence into mere slickness.

Slickness wasn't fatal to "Slick Willie" Clinton because he possessed a winning, near irresistible charm. Obama's persona is more cool, distant, imperial. The charming scoundrel can get away with endless deception; the righteous redeemer cannot."

Note the word "elides": it was a new one to me! It has been a good day, I learned something new!


"No, It's Not About Race"

David Brooks, the NYT's resident "conservative" columnist - I bracket "conservative" due to his disenchantment with W and enchantment with BHO over the last year - writes an interesting anecdotal column on why he has concluded race is not an issue with resistance to BHO's proposals.

His conclusion is right on:

"What we’re seeing is the latest iteration of that populist tendency and the militant progressive reaction to it. We now have a populist news media that exaggerates the importance of the Van Jones and Acorn stories to prove the elites are decadent and un-American, and we have a progressive news media that exaggerates stories like the Joe Wilson shout and the opposition to the Obama schools speech to show that small-town folks are dumb wackos.

“One could argue that this country is on the verge of a crisis of legitimacy,” the economic blogger Arnold Kling writes. “The progressive elite is starting to dismiss rural white America as illegitimate, and vice versa.”

It’s not race. It’s another type of conflict, equally deep and old."



Stay glued to the tube this weekend! I guess that is all that's left with a lack of substance!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lamar Alexander poses Important Questions for my Green/Sustainability Friends!

Unintended consequences? He says "We are about to destroy the environment in the name of saving it." Any merit to the comment? Have you thought it through?

An example from the article:

"This "sprawl" [of green energy sources] has been missing from our energy discussions. In my home state of Tennessee, we just celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Yet there are serious proposals by energy developers to cover mountains all along the Appalachian chain, from Maine to Georgia, with 50-story wind turbines because the wind blows strongest across mountaintops.

Let's put this into perspective: We could line 300 miles of mountaintops from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Bristol, Va., with wind turbines and still produce only one-quarter the electricity we get from one reactor on one square mile at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant."

A timely column that all should read and think through. Read it here.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES!! IBD finds that 45% of Doctors might quit if HealthFare is passed!

Investors Business Daily explains the results of their IBD/TIPP Poll which indicated that as many as 45% of all physicians in the U.S. would either quit or take early retirement if the current proposed plans are implemented.

Now I try not to be a conspiracy theorist, but think about this section of the article:

"• Two-thirds, or 65%, of doctors say they oppose the proposed government expansion plan. This contradicts the administration's claims that doctors are part of an "unprecedented coalition" supporting a medical overhaul.

It also differs with findings of a poll released Monday by National Public Radio that suggests a "majority of physicians want public and private insurance options," and clashes with media reports such as Tuesday's front-page story in the Los Angeles Times with the headline "Doctors Go For Obama's Reform."

Nowhere in the Times story does it say doctors as a whole back the overhaul. It says only that the AMA — the "association representing the nation's physicians" and what "many still regard as the country's premier lobbying force" — is "lobbying and advertising to win public support for President Obama's sweeping plan."

The AMA, in fact, represents approximately 18% of physicians and has been hit with a number of defections by members opposed to the AMA's support of Democrats' proposed health care overhaul."

It appears to me to be a BHO Administration/Ostrich Media/AMA "inadvertant conspiracy" at a minimum.

And the Los Angeles Times statement is a lie. An association representing 18% of a given population is not an "association representing the nation's physicians"!


"10 for 2010" - The 2010 Contract for America

Laura Ingraham creates "10 for 2010", a plan for our country that all conservatives should support. Will it have the impact of Gingrich's "Contract for America"? We'll see!

A couple of examples I feel strongly about:

"4) King Dollar. Preserve a strong dollar so that americans' savings aren't wiped out by inflation and the U.S. dollar remains the world's reserve currency."


"9) Restore America's System of Justice. Introduce British-style penalties for frivoulous lawsuits, where those who launch unsuccessful lawsuits are liable for the defendants' legal bills."

If you argue with either of those you are a leftist ideologue. Read them all here.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

VDH on the left's shameful dependency on "race"

Victor Davis Hanson reminds us all of the real ">

"One of the most surreal developments of the last nine months has been to see Times[NY Times] columnists who were particularly unfair and vicious in their 24/7 attacks on the prior administration now call for more civil discourse and impugn the motives of Obama critics, apparently in bewilderment that anyone would question the president's competence or sincerity. This is all quite amazing, really."

Read it all.
Victor Davis Hanson reminds us all of the real ">


The Clarity of Sowell

Thomas Sowell amazes with his clarity on the HealthFare debate. A fable from his childhood illustrates what is being presented to all of us.

"Many years ago, as a small child, I was told one of those old-fashioned fables for children. It was about a dog with a bone in his mouth, who was walking on a log across a stream."

The dog looked down into the water and saw his reflection. He thought it was another dog with a bone in his mouth-- and it seemed to him that the other dog's bone was bigger than his. He decided that he was going to take the other dog's bone away and opened his mouth to attack. The result was that his own bone fell into the water and was lost."

We must make sure this doesn't happen to the best healthcare in the world.

Read the column here.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Death Panel" is appropriate description, despite BHO's deception!

Read this column on the British System, then tell me Sarah Palin was off base using the term "Death Panel"! The elderly should be afraid. The very young should be afraid.

"The medical guidelines for Health Service hospitals state that babies should not be given intensive care if they are born at less than 23 weeks.

The guidelines were drawn up by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and are not compulsory. They advise doctors that medical intervention for very premature children is not in the best interests of the baby and is not “standard practice.”

This is where Single Payer will take us and ObamaCare is designed to take us to Single Payer!

If you don't see this, your ideology is stopping your reasoning!



From a WSJ Best of the Web Today analysis of BHO's speech last night:

"Speaking of which, Obama spent a lot of time in his speech last night demonizing insurance companies as cruel and money-hungry, while also calling for a law mandating the purchase of their product. Politicians have said similar things about, say, the tobacco industry. But so far as we know, no one has ever proposed forcing every American to smoke two packs a day."

Do you see how ridiculous this is? Or maybe BHO knows the insurance companies will not exist if ObamaCare is implemented so mandating purchase of their product is academic.

Either way it is SILLY! Can someone defend this?


Hugh Hewitt summarizes BHO's Healthfare extravaganza!

Hugh Hewitt's column "We Will Call You Out!" clearly explains the shortcomings in his speech last night. A good summary of what was missed.

"The problem with the president's speech, and it is a very, very big problem, is that to be believed it would require a huge amount of trust in the president. The sort of trust that could only have been earned by a fair accounting of the critics' many and serious objections."

And that accounting was exactly what wasn't in the president's speech.

President Obama took a predictable whack at "death panels," but in so doing he dismissed every other objection raised by every other critic."

I think it may have been the end of his Presidency. This is the new "third rail" in my opinion, and BHO is not only touching it - he is embracing it!


Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Michael Barone opines on BHO's and the Left's fantasies re green jobs, healthcare, et al. Interesting comments:

"Obama's approach to health care legislation, unless he makes a major course correction in his speech to the joint session of Congress tonight, is of a piece with his hiring of Van Jones. By ceding the task of writing legislation to congressional Democratic leaders and committee chairmen, he has been following a "no enemies to the left" strategy."


"No-enemies-to-the-left and convenient fantasies may work in Chicago. They don't work so well when your constituency is the whole United States."

Read the column and see if you can find fault with his logic. How long can we let these fantasies lead our country?


Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Did you know that California became a state on September 9, 1850? In those days, the people had no electricity, the state had no money, almost everyone spoke Spanish and there were gunfights in the streets. Basically, nothing has changed except back then the women weren't made of silicone and the men didn't hold hands.

Sometimes the truth hurts!

H/T: Patriot Humor, September 8, 2009


Sunday, September 06, 2009

"Reverand" Van "Wright" Jones is Gone!

Van Jones, the controversial "Green Jobs Czar" working for BHO resigned Saturday midnight (on the long Labor Day weedend - what a surprise!) saying:

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,..."

Odd thing is, as you can see from this Byron York article, the MSM did not cover the story at all until this Friday, and then feebly!

"Coverage of the Jones controversy was a case study of some of the deep divisions within the media. Fox News' Glenn Beck devoted program after program to Jones' past, and a number of conservative blogs were responsible for finding some of Jones' most inflammatory statements. Yet even as the controversy grew -- and even after Jones himself apologized for some of his words -- several of the nation's top media outlets failed to report the story. As late as Friday, as the Jones matter began to boil over, it had not been reported at all in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC. Although the Post and CBS went on to report the Jones story on Saturday, the Times did not inform its readers about the Jones matter until after Jones resigned."

Now it seems to me if in fact a "vicious smear campaign" was being waged, the MSM would have leapt to his defense to put those right wingers in their place. Logical?

Perhaps there was not a defense!

Someone please explain to me how you can depend on the MSM for your information when it is so clear they are all simply the BHO administration PROTECTORS? I would be embarrassed!


Friday, September 04, 2009

Krauthammer's View of BHO

In "Obama, The Mortal" Charles Krauthammer comments on the situation Obama has created for himself in the last 8 months. Key points:

"After a disastrous summer -- mistaking his mandate, believing his press, centralizing power, governing left, disdaining citizens for (of all things) organizing -- Obama is in trouble."


"For a man who only recently bred a cult, ordinariness is a great burden, and for his acolytes, a crushing disappointment. Obama has become a politician like others. And like other flailing presidents, he will try to salvage a cherished reform -- and his own standing -- with yet another prime-time speech."

An interesting read.


Is this where we are headed???

The WSJ editorializes on "The Michigan Example": - a state in terrible financial condition and with very high unemployment - wondering if the U.S. is headed down the same path.

The last paragraph:

"When Ms. Granholm [Governor] gave her state of the state address earlier this year, she crowed about the similarities between the Michigan and Obama Administration strategies of using tax subsidies to aid favored businesses. "President Obama's priorities are nearly identical to ours," she declared, and we can only hope the results won't be."

Let's hope she is wrong!


Thursday, September 03, 2009


Karl Rove writes a column in the WSJ today - "Obama and the Perfect Political Storm" - where he most clearly explains the UNINSURED number:

"In addition, Mr. Obama is trying to overhaul health care without being able to tap into widespread public unhappiness. Nearly nine out of 10 Americans say they have coverage—and large majorities of them are happy with it. Of the 46 million uninsured, 9.7 million are not U.S. citizens; 17.6 million have annual incomes of more than $50,000; and 14 million already qualify for Medicaid or other programs. That leaves less than five million people truly uncovered out of a population of 307 million. Americans don't believe this problem—serious but correctable—justifies the radical shift Mr. Obama offers."

So lets turn our entire system upside down and spend trillions of extra dollars we don't have to cover 1.6% of the population?

We must get sensible!


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

This is where the election of BHO is taking us! Beware!

Michelle Malkin comments on two black professors in Atlanta who now want blacks vote to be race based - they must vote for the black candidate. This is not the America I know.