I don’t know what Day By Day’s copyright standards are or I would have reposted it here but this pretty well sums it up.
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Thanks to the gubmint takeover of the auto industry, the insurance industry and the banks – I was reassured to hear last night during the speech that we “turned away from the brink”. Turning away from the brink evidently doesn’t mean that we should stop having the gubmint takeover the healthcare industry though.
U.S. mortgage foreclosure filings in August hovered near July’s record high despite broad efforts to keep borrowers in their homes and will probably rise for another year, according to a report released on Thursday.
Filings — including notices of default, auction and bank repossession — dipped 1 percent last month from July’s all-time high and were up 18 percent in August from the same month a year earlier, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said.
Ruh-roh. That would be the hyperpartisan, rightwing RealtyTrac calling Obama a liar for which they should promptly apologize and be censured for insulting the office of the Presidency.
“We had been thinking that this year would be the peak, but at the rate things are going right now, it’s appearing more likely that late 2010 might be the peak year before things start to moderate,” Sharga said.
You think you’ve turned the corner when the worst is yet to come. Wait for those state unemployment benefits to run out at the end of this year with our wonderful new and improved Jobless Recovery ™.
You can’t own a home without a job.
In the new Queen Zsa Zsa version of The Bible (Simon & Schuster), being written while we wait, today is a beautiful day for us to be alive – spiritual peasants though we are – for in 3 days time. He will Rise again. And we will see His Brilliance and laugh at our foolishness for trying to tame His Spirit:
Thank you, Glenn Beck. By helping force the resignation of Van Jones, you have done a great service to your country. But in the exact opposite way than what you intended.
Your vile and vicious smear campaign has helped reverse one of the worst examples of miscasting since John Wayne took on the role of Genghis Khan in The Conqueror.
Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can imagine.
Actually Zsa Zsa, dear, the worst miscasting was you playing the title role of “Wife” in the soap opera known as The Wedding of Arianna and Michael Huffington.
Contrary to the media caricature, the real Van Jones is a thoughtful leader who knows how to use words to move people to action. To stick him behind a desk, working out the details of tax credits for green jobs — incredibly important though the job is — was never the best use of his unique and abundant skills.
What a coincidence. I feel exactly the same way about one Barry Hussein Carter-Obonga. He would really be better suited giving marching orders than leading a democracy. Democracy’s are messy. And if I am to believe what the Vice President of the Hair Club for Men says, he’s also a rather clean fellow.
I’ve watched him hold an audience spellbound at a wide range of events — from progressive gatherings to the World Economic Forum.
Which is like running the gamut from A, all the way to B.
And I’ve never failed to be impressed by Van. He is a remarkable man. One of the things I’ve always found so impressive about him — and something completely lost in the partisan mudslinging — is his ability to build coalitions and create unlikely alliances. In pursuit of a clean energy future for America, Van has successfully brought together urban youth with clean-tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders with business leaders, civil rights activists with environmentalists.
Foxes and henhouses. Matches with gas. Xanax with Ex-lax.
I wrote about how the staid and anything-but-radical heads of the World Economic Forum had invited him to their conference and honored him as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” Jones had been protesting the World Trade Organization in Seattle and the International Monetary Fund in Washington. But that didn’t keep him from exchanging ideas with the rich and powerful at the Forum, or from keeping an open mind.
“The people I’ve met here,” Van told me at the time, “are much more thoughtful, complex, and concerned about social issues than either the left or the media portray them to be.”
And I’m sure no small honorarium to a mutually beneficial foundation couldn’t help grease the wheels to understanding how much more thoughtful, complex and for a negotiated rate concerned that the “rich and powerful” can be. This is a global shakedown racket.
Isn’t it time we acknowledge that no human being with any passion and deeply held beliefs ever emerged flawless into the world? And that if every mistake, misstep, boneheaded decision, or error in judgment becomes an automatic disqualifier for public service, then we’re going to be left with a political landscape filled with nothing but wrinkle-free, foible-free, passionless automatons who have never made a mistake because they never took the risk of having an original thought.
Who hasn’t made a rap LP with one of our nation’s most notorious copkillers? These kinds of “foibles” do just happen. Admitting on video that you’re using the pretext of “environmentalism” as a means to transfer wealth and overthrow the capitalist system in stages to fight whitey as he’s poisoning the black community….oh well.
Who can’t appreciate that level of candor? *sniff* At least he’s not dead inside like the rest of you. *sob*
(hurls third glass of Chardonnay against the wall)
Glenn Beck has taken Van out of his in-the-shadows position and thrust him into the spotlight. I told Van after his resignation that I hope he will take the extra attention and energy Beck created for him and, like a jujitsu black belt, turn the blow into an opening, an opportunity to transform the negative attack into something positive for himself and for the country.
Kind of like a woman who was taking her gay pretend Republican husband to the cleaners and parlayed that personal celebrity wreckage into one of the highest ranked leftwing websites today.
Never miss an opportunity to exploit a crisis.
The lecture tour awaits. Now get back out there and start saying all the crazy stuff that got you just apologized for.
I question the timing. And by that, I mean they were probably supposed to wait for the President to give a historic speech to soften the public up for what is to come:
Three people posed as insurance agents hawking President Obama’s health-care reform plan to gain entry to a Long Island home, where they pistol-whipped, shot and robbed two women and a man, authorities said.
Prosecutors said Thompson and Taylor approached a home on Virginia Avenue at around noon Friday, and then began to talk about Obama’s policies, while Jackson pushed into the door seeking cash.
Taylor allegedly pistol-whipped one woman, and Thompson shot another in the foot as Jackson led the man upstairs to retrieve some cash.
“When he didn’t get enough money, he shot the man twice in the neck, once in the back, and once in the chest,” said a Suffolk County prosecutor at the men’s arraignment.
Left-wing Spin Machine Powers Activate!
Under Obamacare, those people shot will now have access to free healthcare. They should be thanking their Obamacare representatives for being so proactive in helping them to understand the urgent need for change that The American People voted for in November.
/We need a Beer Summit to solve this misunderstanding!
Stuart Schwartz at the American Thinker has penned a scathing takedown of Peggy Noonan’s obsession with Sarah Palin. It is absolutely brilliant.
It’s brilliant because it’s beautifully written and spot on, but it is also brilliant because it nails the liberal country-club leadership of the GOP in the process. Noonan is one of the standard-bearers of the elitist, liberal, big-spending Republican party – the anti-Jim Demint, if you will. It cannot be denied, Peggy is skullcrushingly jealous of Sarah Palin, and simply can’t tolerate us rubes in flyover country, period.
And, what’s worse, everyone continues to talk about her. You’ve tried everything, using your mainstream media platforms, your Wall Street Journal columns, and powerful friends — so many of them — to savage her, to give her a rhetorical beating so fierce that it would bring a smile to the face of Vince McMahon — if you knew who he is, and if you had ever watched a WWE wrestling match, which he heads. “She is a complete elite confection. She might as well have been a bonbon,” you wrote, your $300 manicured fingers shaking on the keyboard.
Can’t you just visualize Peggy sitting down at her Mac laptop, sipping an $8 Starbucks latte, eyes filled with rage and disbelief that someone left the servants’ door open, allowing this weapon-wielding guttersnipe into the comfy, elitist confines of the GOP?
You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. Your “beyond the mundane” co-founders — “buds” as the Sarah Palin types so crassly put it-for your new venture are the essence of your kind of middle America: they include “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl; actresses Candice Bergen (actress, Democratic and Planned Parenthood spokesperson), Whoopi Goldberg (dropped by advertisers after a nasty Bush joke at a Democratic fundraiser and then hired by The View, a Barbara Walters talk show on ABC ), and Marlo Thomas (a major Democratic donor who is married to Bush-hater Phil Donahue), your type of conservatives, which puts them a bit to the right of Hugo Chavez. But after a year the audience is less than 20 percent of what you defined as success, your investors are worried, and the same women who pack Sarah Palin rallies are ignoring your venture, which features such pieces as “Michelle Obama’s Scintillating Style” and “French Fashion Designers Churn Out Stylish Burqhas.”
As we always say – and this time I really mean it – READ THE WHOLE THING.
Speaking of the elitists in the GOP, who want to keep liberal Republicans like Charlie Crist and John McCain in power, they will be none-too-pleased to know that actual conservative Pat Toomey has pulled into a tie with former-RINO Snarlin’ Arlen Sphincter in PA. Now if Marco Rubio can gain some traction in Florida, we can really get a GOP purge underway.
The Obama arrives. After kissing the ground he walks on you may rise (still keep head down).
Praises area’s deceased Marxist first president.
Blames US companies who have tried to help them develop their farming as taking advantage of the system. (Part 3 – time: 1:50 – 2:05)
Praises the underdeveloped country for their lack of greenhouse gases but that the West is killing them with climate change and that all of their wars and conflicts are the result of that. (Part 3 – time3:35)
Lays out the idea of a Pan-African Marshall Plan.
The donor nations who send you their charity are in fact stealing all of your good doctors and nurses – that’s why you die of AIDS and mosquito bites. (Part 3 – time: 5:50) When a child dies in Africa, it’s out fault for not doing enough. (Part 3 – time: 6:50)
Yay! We’re going to send US troops to end African conflicts. (Part 4 – time: 3:00)
Hope, change, hope, blah, blah, blah – history’s on the move – yes we can, blah, blah, blah.
No offense, for Ghana history moved a few centuries ago. They sold the future of their continent as a spoil of tribal warfare.
Area newspapers ask for reparations on the labors of the slaves they sold and the labors of their freed children’s, children’s, children. Now, that’s chutzpah. Especially in light of the fact that they steadfastly refuse to honor their manufacturer’s warranty.
Eh, maybe we can just send them an invoice for the Civil War.
Or you can not spend money and lose money. Just ask Chrysler:
DETROIT (AdAge.com) — Chrysler wanted to spend $134 million in advertising over the nine weeks it’s expected to be in bankruptcy — the U.S. Treasury’s auto-industry task force gave it half that.
When Obama starts believing that he is Auto Exec of the Year as he joked at the Limbaugh Lynching then their failure is completely on him. When you start telling car companies what kind of cars they can make, how much they’re allowed to advertise and how much they can charge for them then you should get fired when they collapse. Carry the same risk any other Exec does.
Any Lender knows that you’re going to shoulder the blame if you start telling your customer how to run their business. In a courtroom, you do not even want the appearance of having a hand in their business making decisions.
For a point of reference, Obama is telling Chrysler that they are only allowed to spend $67 million dollars in advertising while what was left of their image is being dragged through bankruptcy proceedings. $67 million is roughly 22% of what one Barack Obama spent advertising to become President when they’re trying to save their multi-billion dollar company, employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, etc. That 22% is quite generous too. $67 million is a much smaller percent of what Obama spent though it would be great to compare how much he spent in the last nine weeks of the campaign.
If I’m their competitor, my ad campaign starts today and ends with “Buy Your Car From A Company That’s Going To Be Around In 6 Months”. Otherwise, if you buy a car from the rats that took government money all you are doing is propping up the Union that overthrew the Board in a bloodless coup so the average dues paying member could make $75k a year and have three months of vacation to manufacture a car no one was buying in the first place.
Too many people like the taste.
If this doesn’t dumb it down enough for the Obamabots, I don’t know what will.
Is the Pajamas Media mindtrick working yet? Recite until it’s not an issue anymore.
Radaronline has gotten to take a look at Biden’s coke princess daughter and is shocked - shocked – to learn that the bitch she got set up.*
It was a setup.
The video purporting to show Vice President Joe Biden‘s daughter Ashley snorting cocaine was preplanned by a man trying to get rich selling the tape, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
The man, who is apparently a friend of Ashley’s, even bought the cocaine and the hidden camera, our investigation has uncovered.
“Your investigation”? That entails what, exactly? The guy selling the tape shoving it into your reluctant faces?
Let me say this. You don’t need real cocaine to put out a fake video. You don’t need a hidden camera if you’re using an actress. You don’t hire a law firm in advance of selling the tape if it’s fake. If it was fake both Biden and his daughter would be out loud and proud in front of the cameras proclaiming their innocence.
RadarOnline.com viewed the tape but did not offer to purchase it. The man who made the tape shopped it to several media outlets but did not receive any written offers, we’ve learned.
Now, RadarOnline.com has discovered that the woman who is alleged to be Ashley Biden was set up in an elaborate plot by her “friend.” The man bought cocaine and a hidden camera and brought the cocaine to a party.
He then made sure that he was in correct position to film her when she snorted the drugs.
The seller had planned to get the woman alleged to be Ashley on tape doing drugs for at least three weeks. The tape was shot this year.
It is clear from the tape that the woman said to be Ashley Biden does not know she is being filmed.
There is nothing illegal about videotaping someone without their permission unless they have an expectation of privacy. For example, some place like the inside of your home by yourself or in a bathroom. We’re videotaped every day without our permission. At a traffic light. At a store by surveillance.
Having someone else in the room with you diminishes any expectation of privacy you might have in the event you decide to start wiping your ass or hoovering up a mirrorful of sweet Colombian Marching Powder in plain view.
Let’s all tilt our heads to the left and wipe that tear out of our eyes. It’s all gonna be ok, pumpkin. We’ll announce in the press conference that you’re already seeking treatment at a swanky rehab centre and that this is “a private family” matter and that they hope the press will let this story die so this poor, little rich girl can get the help she so desperately couldn’t have cared less about before this video surfaced.
The press will dutifully oblige and send flowers. Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan’s stakeout of Bristol Palin’s vagina will resume it’s regularly scheduled broadcast.
Eww. This whole topic is just so unpleasant. Let’s talk about something else!
How about how Obama’s ruining the country?
Tell me fellas, when did ya’ll switch out the pajamas for a straitjacket and a mouth gag?
Here’s over 30 stories the New York Times ran on the Bush Twins illegally buying their own completely legal alcohol when they were underage.
Current Biden daughter cocaine stories? Zero. A commenter in one NYT blog post about the British press mentions it.
Bush twins in spotlight
Most college kids get away with it. But when you’re famous and shadowed by a stone-faced guardian with a squiggly radio cord coming out his ear, delivering the fake ID with nonchalance is a challenge.
So President Bush’s twin daughters got caught. Last week, Jenna and Barbara Bush landed in the nation’s newspapers and all over TV, one charged with possessing alcohol, the other with using someone else’s ID.
The Bush White House responded to the widespread coverage by taking snide shots at journalists in a news conference and getting testy in private discussions. What they want is simple: The same hands-off coverage that Chelsea Clinton received as a child of the first family. Whether they recognize it or not, that’s exactly what they are getting. Most responsible media avoid writing about presidential children — unless their actions force them into the limelight.
It’s not just a family story either. As governor, Bush signed the law that stiffens the penalty for second and third alcohol offenses in Texas. A majority in the U.S. House and Senate voted to withhold federal dollars from states that didn’t stiffen enforcement of under-age drinking laws.
Coverage of alcohol and the legal system is not pointless. Both impact millions every year. With Bush’s daughters entangled in the two, expecting media silence is fantasy.
Forbid! Alcohol and the legal system. It impacts millions. To expect media silence is fantasy.
Where’s USA Today, today? You guessed it:
Welcome to Fantasyland.
Seriously. I do not even care if she did it. I want everything decriminalized. What matters is the selective media blackout when we have clear-cut examples of a double standard. That and that Joe Biden has gleefully tossed millions in jail and ruined their lives for doing less than his daughter is alleged to have done.
The Hamtastic Mary Katherine, a favorite of this blog and all meat byproducts, warns us of the incoming Trade Rep. (I know, exciting stuff but it gets better and “better”, I mean worse) being touted by one Pres. Barrington H. O’Snobba for The Great Trade War Czar :
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) could become the administration’s point person on international trade. He’s a terrible choice, and not just because of a history of unsavory behavior — such as his successful efforts to win a pardon from President Clinton for convicted cocaine kingpin Carlos Vignali, or the screamingly unethical robo-calls his campaign engineered during his run for Los Angeles mayor in 2001. Becerra is a leader of the Democratic Party’s protectionist wing, which opposes NAFTA, the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement and most other trade deals.
Now for the worst part. The typically and predictably Chicago part. In a news item that I have seen no one really commenting on today, Obama threatens to unleash the power of Urkelnomics on the soon to be unemployed masses by way of a brainless trust of narrow special interest bundlers and fundraisers he’s dubbing the “Economic Recovery Advisory Board”. Tell me if you think these people should be advising anyone about what it takes to jumpstart an economy:
Choosing from corporate boardrooms, labor unions (lulz) and academia (hahahahahaha!), President Obama named a team of outside (ROTFFSMFP) economic advisers Friday that he says he will turn to for help in boosting the sagging U.S. economy.
William H. Donaldson, who served as SEC chairman from 2003 to 2005
Donaldson is the rocket surgeon who implemented Sarbanes-Oxley. SOX as it’s called is (also called many other things under people’s breath) is widely considered to be one of the worst and most costly laws ever inflicted on any business ever. i.e., not growth friendly. The stock market collapsed after it was implemented so it must be working!
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of the TIAA-CREF retirement fund
How’s that retirement fund working out? Another Harvard egghead who happened to be Urkel’s crony Transition Economic Advisory Board and Trustee of the whackadoo Carnegie Endowment for Dictators with the Ketchup Lady. Alger Hiss not available for comment.
Robert Wolf, chairman and CEO of the financial services firm UBS Group Americas
David F. Swensen, CIO of Yale University
Yale’s trustfund baby daycare provider / Ever get the feeling that the fix is in? Last week he penned an Op/Ed in the New York Times arguing that we should “stimulate” the economy by bailing out the New York Times as well as making them a tax-exempt organization. It’s For The Public Good! ™
Mark T. Gallogly, founder and managing partner of the investment advisory firm Centerbridge Partners LP
Is there a Democrat he hasn’t written a check to? If not, hold out your hand and get to the back of the line based on your particular aggrieved status – race, sexual orientation and gender in that order please. Again, the New York Times inadvertently spills the beans.
Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder of Pritzker Realty Group
This one is truly priceless. See above “spill the beans” link. Pritzker was the billionaire Finance Chair of Urkel’s campaign. He was going to repay her with the Commerce Secretary job but that’s way more work than causing the subprime mortgage crisis. Which she did. Chicago all the way. What does a Chicago realty bitch know about fixing the economy? About as much as the next bitch.
Monica C. Lozano, publisher and CEO of the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion
She publishes a Southern California Spanish newspaper. WTF????? National Council of La Raza member. Castrophile. Why does Bank of America extend credit to illegal aliens? You’re looking at one of the reasons. Fix the US economy? I don’t think so. This woman has no business being anywhere outside of a sanctuary city.
The rest are below and there are some jewels. Doerr a no account Green Baron who’s got a carbon credit in your size, Anna Burger another Chicago Madame who was likely in league as the head of Change To Win negotiating a soft landing for Blagojevich with Rahm Emanuel as she was also part of his Transition Team. The AFL-CIO Union thugs. I know they know how to lose jobs but have they figured out how to make one yet without it costing $75 a hour with 3 months of vacation a year?
This list is 95% Hoover with a chance of Debs.
Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO of General Electric
John Doerr, a partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Venture capitalist who backs Google who in turn backs Obama to the hilt. As an Al Gore partner, he wants to legislate “greening” laws on every company which – sa-prize! -that just happens to be the business he’s in. Another Obama loyalist.
Jim Owens, chairman and CEO of the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.
This is the most confusing pick on this panel. Owens is an unlimited Free Trade proponent for an Illinois based company that has never had a productive relationship with Obama as he is, quite simply, the most rabid anti-business President (and former Senator) in US history. The protectionist unions (especially the Steelworkers) could potentially force Caterpillar into bankruptcy as they are the leading purchaser of steel in the United States. Bankruptcy or relocating all of their manufacturing overseas to offset the operating expenses caused by an international steel trade war. Those will be tens of thousands of Illinois jobs lost.
Good luck building those infrastructure projects without that company. I know I’ll feel comfortable driving over that bridge built by the affirmative action hire to promote social justice.
Charles E. Phillips Jr., president of the computer software maker Oracle Corp.
Anna Burger, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union and chairwoman of the labor coalition Change to Win
Richard L. Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the labor organization AFL-CIO
After losing his job as a stunt double for Alex Karras in “Webster”, Trumka is Urkel’s “house cracker” who shills for the protectionists at the labor union. In that link, he compares Hillary Clinton supporters as bigots because the only reason why you wouldn’t vote for Obama is because you’re a racist – duh. Complete with forehead wiping black preacher shtick. Some assembly required but given his track record of success in his field all future assembly will be done in Korea, Vietnam or Mexico.
Laura D’Andrea Tyson, who served as a key economic adviser to President Bill Clinton and is dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Another Berkeley space case, Clinton leftover, yet another liberal Brookings Institution, CFR member (as are several others on this panel) and had no qualms knitting golden parachutes while running Morgan Stanley into the ground.
Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Let’s provide “stimulus” by slashing the defense budget. Didn’t see that coming. Funny how all these people writing big Op-Ed pieces in the last month all get selected. It’s almost as if they knew that they were going to be nominated and were writing the narrative before this “Board” was going to be announced.
The first ten bills of our new Socialist congress are out. It’s everything you might have hoped it would be. If you order in the next 20 minutes, you get…
More handouts and useless government jobs!
Expanded union influence and wealth re-distribution! It worked for the UAW, let’s do more!
Bought too much house? Living way outside your means? Don’t sweat it. The rest of us will pay your bills, by force of course, courtesy of the loving Feds.
Socialized medicine! Tired of inconveniences like freedom of choice and personal responsibility when it comes to healthcare? Let the Feds handle it for you. Here’s your card, you’ll get your office visit in 2011.
Crippling restrictions on industry! Act now and maybe the myth of global warming can cost you your job in 2009!
If you loved “No Child Left Behind”, you’ll love this new pile of shit! The Feds once again prove that they have no business in the realm of education. They’ve teamed up with the teachers’ unions to destroy K-12 and now they’re going to pay your college tuition. Just remember, health care and college are human rights in today’s Amerika.
Rolling back the late-term regulations and legislation from the last administration. Let’s say, everything from about January 2001 through January 2009.
Nothing says fiscal responsibility like spending trillions and trillions on new handouts, new un-necessary government jobs and destroying small and medium-sized businesses, which are the only entities that can actually help expand the taxpayer base and increase revenue to the Federal budget. Oh yeah, and wealth redistribution! Fiscal responsibility = equality of standards-of-living, regardless of personal effort or achievement.
I’m so excited I could crap my pants. And with Tennessee’s tough-guy Senators leading the way, I’m not confident that the GOP will be doing much fighting back. They’ve laid down like cheap hookers for the Donks for the last decade-plus, why should we expect backbone now? Prove me wrong, GOP. Please!
reservoir tip to Rob
Speaking of our beloved Congress, Uncle Jay looks at their grueling schedule:
Now how can we get them to take the rest of the year off? That’s our only hope. (via Gateway)
But this is an episode of Cribs you gots to see.
Be sure to pass that offering plate round one more time, fools. Revvum Wright needs a heated inground pool with a rotisserie spit barbecue for when his chickens come home to roost.
But that’s what you get when you’re the best reverend black churches have to offer.
The Secret Service announced a nationwide sweep earlier this afternoon as cries of “Off with his head!” and “Kill him!” rang out from newsrooms while future Presidential candidate Plumber Joe was being broadcast on their screens. Plumber Joe’s irascible mug has sent much pain and butthurt throughout the media and sparked a scorched earth campaign to find out who exactly is this man who does not believe in socialism.
“We’ll see if he still doesn’t like socialism after we take his livelihood away”, said one high-ranking CBS official.
Sources close to the story, who refused to comment on the record, gave us the scoop:
“The man’s possibly a terrorist and obviously white. I’m not sure which is worse but this questioning of President Obama’s Wealth Reallocation Initiative will be a felony by the time he’s brought to justice.
Six Meat Buffet cautions against smear campaigns against plumbers. Due to occupational hazards, they have a tendency to know exactly how full of shit you are.
In retaliation for Joe speaking his mind, a DailyKos diarrheist has posted his home address. Another has posted his divorce records and calling him a tax cheat and wifebeater. As well as plumbing without a license (or not). If only Joe The Plumber were Jose The Gardener, he wouldn’t need any papers at all.
If you don’t believe that turnabout is fairlplay, don’t click here. And don’t send letters to the kOstard’s local Department of Social Services saying that our DailyKock Prole-agonist abuses her children. That would be hilarious wrong.
Here is a video of the Obamessiah explaining to a plumber (known in middle-America as a small business owner) why he needs to give up more of his earnings for Hope and Change™.
Spread the wealth around.
There is plenty of wealth out there, Obamessiah, for those who want to get off their asses and go earn it. We don’t need you and the rest of your Marxist brothers deciding how the wealth gets spread around. Jackass.
It reminds me of back in the late 90′s when Bill Clinton argued against giving a tax break back to the people who actually contribute (a/k/a taxpayers) because – in his words – they couldn’t be trusted to do the right thing with their money.
This the major difference between the two parties and the rest of us out here who actually work. The elitists (both Donk and GOP alike) view tax dollars as theirs to confiscate and squander at will. It’s not government’s money. They simply take it by force. When dickballs like Obama tell you that they’re only going to spread the wealth of those making $250K+, you better bet your ass that trickle-down-confiscation is coming your way in the very near future in one form or another.
The best part of this video is when Sarah Palin points out that we can’t afford another big spender in the White House. She’s damn right we can’t. Fox’s Brian Kilmeade gets bent out of shape because he’s worried she’s referring to President Junior. I hope and pray she’s talking about President Junior, because that would be further proof that she truly gets it. Palin/Anybody 2012, biyatches.
The People’s Cube presents… Wealth Spread – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Earned!
So he chose to sling his legal briefs across the lampshade on a nightstand of somebody other than his fatty, cancer-riddled wife. Gingrich did it! McCain did it! I don’t really care. The only thing that matters to me is a candidate’s integrity on the issues. After all, if he has the integrity to screw over the most important person in his life for the last 30 years after he sent her out in a wig and crutches to attack Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama while he hid behind her disease how could that possibly reflect on his decision making with more power?
Who cares? I mean, like, that’s between them and stuff. She needs to pull herself up out of chemotherapy and go into psychotherapy until they can hash out why she isn’t ringing his bell.
So he’s his chief fundraisers have been paying his mistress off under the table. So Mr. Two-Americas sent his bastard child off with his single mother. So he made one of his married apparatchiks take the fall for it. So he hid it for a year. So the national press refused to cover it as a favor to him out of more respect for his wife than he ever had for her.
God. Who hasn’t done the exact same thing?
In closing, if you believe half the garbage you write you should demand that Edwards retain a primetime speech at the Democrat Convention. Otherwise, you’re just a lying, spinning shitbag. Of that, I’m already 99% sure*.
Exurban has the photo no one wants to see.
Outside The Narrative Update: Elizabeth Edwards pens a diary for the Kossacks tonight:
Our family has been through a lot. Some caused by nature, some caused by human weakness, and some – most recently – caused by the desire for sensationalism and profit without any regard for the human consequences. None of these has been easy. But we have stood with one another through them all. Although John believes he should stand alone and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes behind him, he has his family waiting for him.
Yes. And completely known to you that family behind that door was in a hotel room keeping baby up at 2 in the morning to see daddy.
John made a terrible mistake in 2006. The fact that it is a mistake that many others have made before him did not make it any easier for me to hear when he told me what he had done. But he did tell me. And we began a long and painful process in 2006, a process oddly made somewhat easier with my diagnosis in March of 2007.
So that’s an admission, right? That’s saying she knew that he was out there lying to the cameras when this story broke in December 2007. Though poor, poor John Edwards is neither black or a woman*, she used her cancer diagnosis as a political tool to cover for her philandering, jobless, unelected husband.
When it comes to class, that’s apparently something that someone firmly ensconced in the better of the Two Americas still can’t buy.
Jeff Jacoby has a solid assessment, albeit a week late, about the previous week’s dust-up between the TennGOP’s ad released to coincide with Michelle Obama’s visit to the state and the birdchested Obama’s puffy edict to “lay off his wife”.
Ooh, very fierce. But unless Obama is prepared to emulate Jackson – Old Hickory defended his wife’s honor by fighting duels, in one of which he killed a man – he stands no chance of putting his wife’s remarks off-limits to criticism. As long as he keeps sending her around the country to campaign on his behalf, everything she says is – and should be – fair game.
Of course, Old Hickory was also responding to his opponents calling his wife a whore and an adulteress, not just replaying quotes about how she hates the country unless her husband wins an election.
Democrats hiding behind their wives’ skirts, usually skirts they are cheating on by the way, is fairly typical. Hillary Clinton being one of the greatest recipients of their amoral largesse as she was charged with socializing the US healthcare system in smoky backrooms after being “off-limits”. You’re going to send them out as attack dogs on the campaign trail and then we can’t talk about them?
Here she is, for instance, in Wisconsin:
“Life for regular folks has gotten worse over the course of my lifetime, through Republican and Democratic administrations. It hasn’t gotten much better.”
And in South Carolina:
America is “just downright mean” and “guided by fear . . . We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day.”
And in North Carolina:
“Folks are struggling like never before . . . When you’re that busy struggling all the time, which most people that you know and I know are, you don’t have time to get to know your neighbor . . . In fact, you feel very alone in your struggle, because you feel that somehow it must be your fault that you’re struggling so hard . . . People are afraid, because when your world’s not right, no matter how hard you work, then you become afraid of everyone and everything, because you don’t know whose fault it is, why you can’t get a handle on life, why you can’t secure a better future for your kids . . . Fear is the worst enemy. It . . . creates this veil of impossibility, and it is hanging over all of our heads.”
There is also her creepily authoritarian vision of life under an Obama administration. From a speech in California:
“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual – uninvolved, uninformed.”
Creepy is the right word. The more this campaign drones on, the more I’m convinced that Barack Obama is casting himself as The Anti-Cosby.
Sure he has a nuclear family but he’s against nukes. He has kids but he considers them punishment and wants as many abortions as the mills can churn out. So he’s pro-choice. Except on school vouchers because he sends his punishments/tax deductions to a $20,000 (each) a year private school. He wraps his campaign in a Coogi to cover the hammer and sickle tattooed on his soul at birth.
And we’ll lay off mama as soon as you quit using her in your campaign too.
As our country spirals down the sewer that the great unwashed continue to vote us into, I believe my friend Leo may have hit on something with his new Pledge of Dependence.
If it weren’t so easy to predict, I’d say that I had extra sensationary perceptions. President Junior and his Kongressional Kronies are close to deal to hand free money out to the unwashed masses.
Families with children would receive an additional $300 per child, subject to an overall cap of perhaps $1,200, according to a senior House aide who outlined the deal on condition of anonymity in advance of formal adoption of the whole package. Rebates would go to people earning below a certain income cap, likely individuals earning $75,000 or less and couples with incomes of $150,000 or less.
People would have to have earned at least $3,000 in 2007 to receive the rebates, the officials said.
Fantastic. The free market begins to correct itself as the irresponsible lending bubble bursts and the Feds start playing a shell game to interfere with a painful – yet necessary – correction. In addition, they’re going to give away money in exchange for votes and call it a “stimulus package”.
This is what our Federal government has come to. It’s gone so far beyond its original design that all hope is very close to being lost. It’s an absolute embarrassment and both parties are equally to blame.
I was prepared to give Junior a break and say that he was the 2nd or 3rd worst president in modern history, but he’s moving ever closer to a tie with Dhimmi Carter. It’s going to be a photo finish.
UPDATE: Confirmed. Let the handouts begin.
to pass on this chain letter.
A year of hopeless misery has passed, to be replaced by a year of disastrous crises:
Brutal dictator Bush remains at large, slaughtering hundreds of millions, crushing dissent, and creating the worst Presidential Crisis in history.
Millions of troops are still bogged down in the worst Military Crisis in history, instead of doing what they enlisted for: Cleaning up debris from natural and man-made disasters, and participating in social experiments.
Millions of Americans become homeless every day because of the worst Mortgage Crisis in history.
Millions lose jobs every day because of the Unemployment Crisis caused by the looming Recession Crisis due to strike any day now.
Millions of Undocumented-Americans become victims of the Immigration Crisis, forced to risk losing their cultural roots on a daily basis, by sneaking into this country as if they were criminals. Is it fair to deny them the same rights Bush has taken away from the rest of us, after they’ve sacrificed so much more?
Millions are dying every day because of the Health Care Crisis, since people can’t afford to buy health insurance after they buy a pack of cigarettes (Smoking Crisis), a cup of coffee (Starbucks Crisis), and fill up their tank (High Oil Prices Crisis).
Millions more will soon die from the Global Warming Crisis–unless you raise the awareness of all the world’s leaders, and force them to stop all industrial production NOW!
DO YOU FEEL MISERABLE AND GUILTY? YOU SHOULD–BECAUSE THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT! OBVIOUSLY, IN THE PAST YEAR YOU DIDN’T CARE ENOUGH!
You bloggers know what to do.
Say, what do you call a wealthy ruling class which has deigned to protect the lowly? They collect taxes from the tradesmen and peasants while living lavishly themselves?
The term eludes me.
Norman “The Macho Prince” Mailer exited the squared circle for the last time this weekend. Hanging up his figurative spandex and leaving longtime manager Jimmy “The Mouth of the South” Hart in the lurch. I know whenever these kinds of things inevitably happen that we’re supposed to look back, tilt our heads, and wipe that little tear out of the corner of our eye but this is a major qualm I have with hagiography:
Mailer was just 25 years old when he burst on the literary scene with his first novel, The Naked And The Dead. . .it is all the more remarkable because Mailer wrote realistically of combat without ever actually having taken part in battle.
Many critics saw flashes of Ernest Hemingway in the young Mailer’s novel.
recognized as one of the best war novels to emerge from that conflict.
Fake, but accurate you see? And we’ve been dealing with his literary petri dish babies ever since.
Arguably, ‘The Executioner’s Song’ is what thrust Mailer deep into the anus of America’s contemporary literature and culture. An amorally neutral narrative whereby Mailer took letters and interviews from acquaintances of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore and parlayed it into a fake and inaccurate novel.
Enamored of Mailer’s treatment of Gilmore, another convict named Jack Henry Abbott wrote to Mailer to gain his confidences.
When one of Gilmore’s prison mates, a man named Jack Henry Abbott, heard of Mailer’s new book, he wrote to the author immediately. This was the opening round of a bizarre story concerning a world-famous author who championed a convicted-killer-turned-writer behind bars. Encouraged by Mailer, a
publishing house became interested in Abbott’s letters as a book project. Mailer even lobbied for his new friend’s parole and convinced others to do the same. Of course, no one could say for sure what would happen when a man like Abbott was released back into society. But Mailer was emphatic. Abbott’s talents were of such importance, he assured, that it would be a crime to ignore it. “Culture is worth a little risk,” Mailer later told reporters.Who could have known that the risk would soon turn into cold-blooded murder? New York City
Prison psychiatrists for one. They knew Abbott to be psychotic and said so. But The Macho Prince would not have his svengali silenced behind walls of concrete. Abbott was an America-hating psychopath who liked quoting Marx so the effete liberal set naturally coalesced in Big Dog/Little Dog psychology with a career criminal who knows how to Stick It To The Man ™.
After much discussion and several meetings by the board, they (the parole board) reached a decision in April 1981. Abbott would be released on a conditional parole in the employ of Norman Mailer. Abbott arrived in
in June that same year and was welcomed at Kennedy airport by Mailer himself….”We discussed his moving to a writer’s colony in New York City after parole.” Maine
Mind you, we have no need of the finale of this story. Norman Mailer has passed peacefully into The Great Nothingness. Insulated by his money and narrow-minded New York publishing house apparatchiks. Worst of all, insulated from the consequences of his actions. I’ll keep it Wikipedia style short because no one else is going to apparently mention this ugly episode of Mailer’s illustrious career:
On the morning of July 18, just six weeks after getting out of prison, Jack Abbott went to a small cafe called the Binibon in Manhattan. He clashed with 22-year-old Richard Adan, son-in-law of the restaurant’s owner, after Adan told him that the restroom was for staff only. The short-tempered Abbott stabbed Adan in the chest, killing him. The very next day, unaware of Abbott’s crime, the New York Times ran a positive review of In the Belly of the Beast.
After some time on the run, Abbott was arrested in Morgan City, Louisiana, while he was working in an oilfield. He was charged with the murder of Richard Adan. At his trial in January 1982, he gained the support of such celebrities as Susan Sarandon, whose son Jack Henry Robbins is named after Abbott, and Jerzy Kosinski. Abbot was convicted of manslaughter and given fifteen years to life.
Apart from the advance fee of $12,500, Abbott did not receive any profits from In the Belly of the Beast, as Richard Adan’s widow successfully sued him for $7.5 million in damages, which meant she received all the money from the book’s sales.
There was a tragic irony to the murder, which was not lost on the community of aspiring writers and actors in New York: while Abbott was an accomplished writer, Adan was both an actor and a playwright, whose talent was just beginning to be recognized; shortly before his murder his first play had been accepted for production by the La Mama theatre company.
Norman Mailer was criticized for his role in getting Jack Abbott released and was accused of being so blinded by Abbott’s evident writing talent that he did not take into account Abbott’s propensity for violence. In a 1992 interview in The Buffalo News, Mailer said that his involvement with Abbott was “another episode in my life in which I can find nothing to cheer about or nothing to take pride in.”
Mailer, Susan Sarandon, and The New York Times??? That Sarandon named her son after a career-criminal and murderer is news to me but unsurprising. It’s like there’s some Vast Left Wing Conspiracy that’s been around for decades trying to subvert America.
Fake and inaccurate in life and now fake and inaccurate in death. If there is one thing I cannot fault Mailer with it is surely his consistency. The whitewashing media that sustained him in life doing so in death I cannot abide.
For all of his faults, Abbott had the decency to hang himself in jail five years ago. In a similar way, The Macho Prince tweetered like a bird in a cage of his own design. Safely tucked away in his ivory tower until the end.
100% of My Recommended Daily Allowance of Protein Update: Thanks, Dan.
Cruising With the Douche Tonight Update: Roger Kimball assailed by Leftists deriding him for not letting them have their moment to mourn their celebrated
Why, oh why, couldn’t you have “the courage to stab a dead novelist in the chest”?
No sense of irony in that query but I’m sure I can field it.Mmmm….because we thought he was dead already?
I’ve always been partly amused and partly befuddled when well-meaning leftists claim that the wealthy in America have “gotten rich of the backs of the poor,” as if such a thing is actually possible. Sure, that’s true of John “Channeling the Spirits of Dead Babies since 1982″ Edwards, but for the most part, it’s just a class-warfare talking point that is easily filed away with the rest of the left’s talking points in the nearest recycle bin.
It’s recently been exposed that the blessed Tennessee Lottery, fought for by good liberals like Memphis’ own mentally deranged Steve Cohen, has enabled well-off white kids to go to college off the backs of the poor. Finally! It’s about damn time the poor paid their fair share and though I originally regretted my Lottery YES vote, I’m feeling better about it now.
At the same time, counties with more black and poor residents usually end up buying more of the very tickets used to fund the scholarships, according to a statistical analysis by the Scripps Howard News Service using data from the U.S. Census and the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.
On the behalf of crackers all across the state, thank you, black and poor.
Students from high-income families, meanwhile, are far more likely to keep their scholarships from one year to the next.
I wish I could find some way to blame Bush for that, but instead I’ll just blame Tennessee’s racist, white, male, elitist, ruling class, who handed the blessed Lottery to the poor in a poorly-disguised scheme to keep them poor and subservient.
It’s really a fantastic scheme. Non-stop TV and radio ads for the Lottery’s hot new games convince the poor and uneducated that they will not only become rich, but will have FUN IN AN INSTANT! And after they have FUN IN AN INSTANT, all those well-off white kids can get a free ride to college, while those who can’t cut it drop out and go to beauty school.
I repeat, it’s about damn time.