Monday, March 30, 2009


J'ai mal au ventre ... et plus

Joltin' Django ain't feelin' too good right now. I'm gonna visit two doctors tomorrow, and I ain't looking forward to seein' either of 'em.

With that said, The Nigh Seen Creeder will next be updated on Friday, April 3rd.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009


Pic of the day

Here's a pic of the rain-swelled Mill Creek as it runs alongside Culbertson Road in South Nashville:

Won't be no fishing here today, or tomorrow for that matter.


I'm giddy!

As regular Creeder Readers already know, I'm a confirmed opera buff. Today, Das Rheingold, the first and the shortest opera in Wagner's "Ring cycle" will be broadcast on National Public Radio, live from the Metropolitan Opera.

Even though I'm severely hung-over -- I received a bad report from my doctor yesterday -- I'll be glued to my radio as soon as soon as today's curtain rises in total darkness (Wagner fans undertand).

The prelude to Il Barbiere de Sevilla has always been my favorite Operatic beginning, if you will. However, the E-flat opening of Das Rheingold gives me quite a stir, and it will forever remain my second-favorite prelude (close second at that). So there.

Click here (at 12 p.m., CDT) if'n you wanna hear my second-favorite opera.

Friday, March 27, 2009


This little light o' mine, I'm gonna let it shine ...

California has big problems. There's the fact that hundreds of upper-income wage earners flee the state each day 'cause of high taxes. There's the fact that California believes in "multiculturism" first, and common sense last, when it comes to immigration issues. And California might as well have Al Gore serving as governor 'cause the state seems to be the King Leader when it comes to kooky save-the-earth ideas, like this:

In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black. What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? Apparently, the California Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings – especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours. Anyone living in a hot, sunny climate will tell you that this assumption is accurate, of course. In fact, legislation already exists for buildings that has proven successful at reducing the energy consumption of skyscrapers.

By the way, for Earth Hour tomorrow, I'm gonna have my desktop and my laptop and my handheld all running at the same time. My TV's gonna be running, and so's my DVD player. I'm gonna fire up my guitar amp, my bass amp, and my electronic drum kit.

I'm all for conserving resources; however, I refuse to be shamed into doing without by hypocrites like Al "Big Daddy" Gore and shrieking shrews like Alanis Morissette.

So there.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Quote of the day (Quote of the year?)

Daniel Henninger, what a writer ...

Imagine any of this generation's Democratic establishment [e.g., Obama, Biden, et al.] taking a job at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati as a middle-manager responsible for a division of employees and its annual profit and loss. It is wholly inconceivable. Or helping an owner of an auto-parts company manage through a real crisis. They wouldn't have a clue.




Best news I heard all day, courtesy o' the Campaign for Working Families PAC):

Pollster John Zogby released a survey this week which found that fewer than half of the respondents felt President Obama was doing a good job. According to the Zogby poll, 49% said President Obama’s job performance was "excellent or good," while 50% said it was "fair or poor." While Zogby’s findings clearly stand out as unusually low compared to most polls, it does track the general trend for President Obama -- downward.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen, one of the most accurate in the business today, has recorded a nine-point drop in the president’s approval rating and a 13-point increase in his disapproval rating since his inauguration. That’s a negative swing of 22 points in two months.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Sticker of the day

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Mon nouveau héros

Daniel Hannan, who represents South East England for the Conservative Party in the European parliament, ripped British PM Gordon Brown a new you-know-what yesterday. About three-quarters of his barbs could've easily been directed at President B. Hussein Obama. This is is fuckin' great ...


Obama vs. Obama

During the 2004 presidential campaign, I doctored a photo of flip-flopping John "Droopy" Kerry to depict him as the Greek god Janus (Google "Janus" if'n you don't get it). When it comes to flip-flopping, Kerry didn't, don't, and couldn't hold a candle to President B. Hussein Obama. To wit:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


What a ...

Did you watch President B. Hussein Obama's horsecrap-fest ce soir? The economically ignorant SOB actually said government spending is the key to economic recovery.

I'm firmly convinced that Obama and his minions have not only revived the ghost of Keynes, they've dug the ol' sissy up and given him a West Wing office.

Now, let's not forget that Keynes actually posited that governments should pay people to dig and then fill holes during economic downturns; and the Kids o' Keynes came up with the concept of Phillip's Curve -- saying there will always be an inverse relationship between unemployment and inflation -- which is now thoroughly discredited.

It don't matter that Keynes was wrong about a great -- and I mean a great -- many things. Obama has more or less made him his co-pilot. Thus we have to listen our president babble about "multipliers" and other economic concepts he probably doesn't completely understand; and those of us who know a thing or two about economics have to go to bed each night knowing that the President of the U.S.A. don't know the first fuckin' thing what needs to be done to revive the American economy. (If you want to learn more about the folly of the Keynesian Multiplier, check this out.)

Monday, March 23, 2009


Tee hee! (Part Two)

It's starting to look like 1993-94 all over again ...

In its first full month under the chairmanship of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, the Democratic National Committee only raised $3.26 million in February, according to figures released by the committee this afternoon.

The total lags behind the February fundraising total at the Republican National Committee, which raised $5.1 million during the month. RNC chairman Michael Steele, who faced a tumultuous first month as chairman, will get to claim an early fundraising victory over his Democratic counterpart.

The DNC fundraising total is down considerably from the $5.5 million the committee raised two years ago under former chairman Howard Dean. ...

The DNC now has $8.6 million in its campaign coffers, and holds $6.9 million in debt. The RNC has over $24 million cash-on-hand.


Tee hee! (Part One)

For the record, I think Chip Forrester is one squirrel-actin' SOB. Oh, and I think this is real, real funny:

Federal election disclosures show the Tennessee Democratic Party is struggling to raise money in the aftermath of a leadership conflict.

The Federal Election Commission report filed on Friday shows the party under new Chairman Chip Forrester only managed to raise about $31,000 in February. That compares with about $211,000 raised in the same month of his predecessor Gray Sasser's stint in charge of the party.

Gov. Phil Bredesen and Democratic U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper, Lincoln Davis, Bart Gordon and John Tanner all supported Forrester's opponent Charles Robert Bone, a prominent Democratic fundraiser.

Tennessee Democrats have opened their eyes to the fact that they're now members of a permanent minority in this state; and they've started closing their wallets and checkbooks accordingly.

Again, very funny.


Coming soon to a neighborhood near you ...

"Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country."

If that don't send shivers up your spine, then, well, you ain't very politically astute.

Gary Bauer reports:

When President Obama followed through on his promise to order the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay shut down, many wondered exactly what the president intended to do with the thugs still there. Now we are getting some clues. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to reporters yesterday that the Obama Administration may release inside the United States some terror suspects currently being held at GITMO.

Holder said they would look at the prisoners on a case-by-case basis and determine which ones should be put on trial and which ones should be released. Among the possible outcomes, he added, "Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country."

Will everyone who wants a former GITMO prisoner as a neighbor raise their hand? What -- no takers?

This president and his appointees have been sold to the American people as the brightest crew to ever run the country. As for me, I vote for common sense over IQ.


"Idiots, the lot of 'em!"

Japan bounced Cuba from the World Baseball Classic last Wednesday. Anyone who's been watching the tournament knows that Japan bats were far livelier than Cuba's, and Japan's pitching staff had better arms as well.

Don't tell Fidel Castro that Japan's baseballers outperformed the Cuban national team. El Presidente was quick to sniff out an American-led plot against his national baseball team:

The Baseball Classics have been sponsored by the ones who manage the exploitation of sports in the United States.

Thus, Cuba's exit from the Baseball Classics [sic] was America's fault. Perhaps Michael Moore can make a film about it, and perhaps Sean Penn can be lead actor.

Idiots, the lot of 'em!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Just imagine ...

In case you didn't hear ...

President B. Hussein Obama stepped away from his Teleprompter and appeared as a guest on Jay Leno's show earlier this week. Leno asked Obama if his bowling game had improved -- Obama famously made a fool out of himself at a bowling alley during the heated '08 primaries -- and Obama quipped that he's his high-water mark on the bowling alley is now 129, "like the Special Olympics."

Obama has issued the requisite apology, and a great many individuals have stepped forth to defend him. Well good for him, and them.

If George W. Bush had ever made an off-color comment 'bout mentally-disabled individuals, it wouldn't have taken several days for his comment to become news. Indeed, an entire 24-hour news cycle would've been devoted to his "oops" quip, starting mere minutes after he'd said it; and a tepid "I'm sorry" through a spokesperson wouldn't have provided enough contrition to satisfy the punditocracy and Democrats in Congress. Oh, no ... Bush's opponents wouldn've have been satisfied until they'd seen him cry like Jimmy Swaggart in the pulpit.

You know I'm right, too.


Gov. Sarah Palin has (rightfully) slammed Obama, as has California first lady Maria Shriver.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the other hand, defended Obama. "I know where his heart is at [sic]," Schwarzenegger said.

Yeah, A'nold, we know why you know where Obama's heart is. You're hoping the feds will spread enough cash around to bail out your high-tax, budget-busting, deep-in-the-hole state.


A statist is as a statist does

Economist Alan Blinder, a Democrat who served in the Clinton Administration and as an advisor to Sen. John Kerry during his failed 2004 presidential campaign, took to the Wall Street Journal's op-ed pages yesterday to proclaim that President B. Hussein Obama is not a socialist.

I will concede Blinder this point: Obama is not a socialist in the academic sense; he's never stated that he's for public ownership of all property. However, Obama's policies are definitely statist, and a convincing argument can be made that they are quasi-socialistic as well.

Before I leave Alan Blinder, I have to address this point: Blinder states in his op-ed that Obama's proposal to return to Bill Clinton's tax rates is "hardly radical." I have news for Mr. Blinder: any president who proposes to substantially raise marginal tax rates during a serious economic downturn is not only radical, it's just plain stupid (see Herbert Hoover's tax-raisin' during the early stages of the Great Depression).

Now as to Obama's statism, I'll let Mark Steyn tell you 'bout it:

But here we are 20 minutes in, and full-scale Europeanization is already under way: Europeanized health care, Europeanized daycare, Europeanized college education, Europeanized climate-change policy ... Obama’s pseudo-SOTU speech was America’s first State of the European Union address, in which the president deftly yoked the language of American exceptionalism to the cause of European statism. Apparently, nothing testifies to the American virtues of self-reliance, entrepreneurial energy, and the can-do spirit like joining the vast army of robotic extras droning in unison: "The government needs to do more for me." For the moment, Washington is offering Euro-sized government with Euro-sized economic intervention, Euro-sized social programs, and Euro-sized regulation. But apparently not Euro-sized taxation.

Hmm. Even the Europeans haven’t attempted that trick. But don’t worry, if that pledge not to increase taxes on families earning under $250,000 doesn’t have quite the Continental sophistication you’re looking for in your federal government, I doubt it will be operative very long.

Most Americans don’t yet grasp the scale of the Obama project. The naysayers complain, Oh, it’s another Jimmy Carter, or It’s the new New Deal, or It’s LBJ’s Great Society applied to health care. You should be so lucky. Forget these parochial nickel’n’dime comparisons. It’s all those multiplied a gazillionfold and nuclearized — or Europeanized, which is less dramatic but ultimately more lethal. For a distressing number of American liberals, the natural condition of an advanced, progressive Western democracy is Scandinavia, and the U.S. has just been taking a wee bit longer to get there. You’ve probably heard academics talking about "the Swedish model" and carelessly assumed they were referring to the Britt Ekland retrospective on AMC. If only. And, incidentally, fond though I am of Britt, the fact that I can think of no Swedish dolly bird of the last 30 years with which to update that gag is itself a telling part of the problem. Anyway, under the Swedish model, state spending accounts for 54 percent of GDP. In the U.S., it’s about 40 percent. Ten years ago, it was 34 percent. So we’re trending Stockholmwards.

And why stop there? In Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, government spending accounts for between 72 and 78 percent of the economy, which is about the best a "free" society can hope to attain this side of complete Sovietization. Fortunately for what’s left of America’s private sector, "the Welsh model" doesn’t have quite the same beguiling euphony as "the Swedish model." Even so, if Scandinavia really is the natural condition of an advanced democracy, then we’re all doomed. And by "doomed" I’m not merely making the usual overheated rhetorical flourish in an attempt to persuade you to stick through the rather dry statistics in the next paragraph, but projecting total societal collapse and global conflagration, and all sooner than you think.

Read the rest here.


That was fast!

For the first time since 2007, Republicans are beating Democrats on the "generic" ballot ...

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 39% would choose the Democrat.

Given that Democrats have pinned their long-term hopes to a president whose primary claim to fame is reading pretty speaches from a Teleprompter, they gotta be sweatin' recent bad political news ... like this.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Quote of the day

"[T]he economy is something that [President B. Hussein Obama] should focus on, probably more than the [NCAA b-ball] brackets."

-- Duke hoops coach Mike Krzyzewski

Thursday, March 19, 2009


The five biggest myths 'bout ...

You can't turn around twice without hearing some politically/economically-illiterate talking head spoutin' off 'bout how B. Hussein Obama is a President and a Savior all rolled into one. Those who aren't busy spreading such malarkey are content to tell us that ol' B. Hussein is Abe 'n' FDR 'n' JFK all rolled into one. Well ...

The Politico's Alex Conant has done a masterful job exploding some of the biggest myths 'bout our current president. And for that he deserves great praise. To wit:

1. Obama is bold. Actually, he is overly cautious. It’s no coincidence the first bills he signed into law were the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, two populist favorites. Signing these bills was not an act of courage any more than attacking lobbyists or selecting Joe Biden as a running mate. In fact, Obama’s entire agenda is cautious (sometimes to a fault, in the case of his housing and banking bailouts). Are the numbers in his proposed budget eye-popping? Yes. But eye-popping budgets are well within the Democratic mainstream now.

2. Obama is a great communicator. Cut away the soaring rhetoric in his speeches, and the resulting policy statements are often vague, lawyerly and confusing. He is not plain-spoken: He parses his language so much that a casual listener will miss important caveats. That’s in part why he uses teleprompters for routine policy statements: He chooses his words carefully, relying heavily on ill-defined terms like “deficit reduction” (which means tax increases, rather than actual “savings”) and “combat troops” (as opposed to “all troops in harm’s way”).

3. Obamaland is a team of rivals. Obama earned the label “No-Drama Obama” for a reason. His closest advisers — those who actually shape his thinking, strategy and policies — are loyal and, by all accounts, like-minded. Obviously, they regularly disagree with each other, as any group of smart individuals does. But reading the (many) profiles of Obama aides written since the election, it’s striking that there are no anecdotes of serious disputes inside Obamaland. Obama does try to bring political foes into the fold when it’s convenient, but his team is primarily made up of political friends.

4. Obama is smooth. Despite being deliberate, Obama is surprisingly gaffe-prone. Reporters on my e-mail lists last year know he consistently mispronounced, misnamed or altogether forgot where he was. (In one typical gaffe in Sioux Falls, S.D., he started his speech with an enthusiastic “Thank you, Sioux City!”) His geographic gaffes are not just at routine rallies but at major events, including the Democratic National Convention and his first address to Congress. Any politician occasionally misspeaks, but the frequency of Obama’s flubs is notable.

5. Obama has a good relationship with the media. Working with the hundreds of reporters who covered the Obama campaign last year, I was struck by how many of them would quietly complain about Obama’s borderline disdain for the press. Sometimes it is readily visible — like when he scolded a reporter for asking a question during a presidential visit to the White House briefing room. Other times it’s more passive, like long gaps between press conferences, or it’s reflected in his staff’s attitude.

Obama has a lot of qualities that are indeed admirable: He is without a doubt smart and disciplined, and his mastery of politics is unmatched. But despite popular perceptions, he is far from perfect.


Don't blame me, I voted for McCain ...

If Barry keeps lyin' and acting like he's a primary candidate instead of the Prez of the U.S.A., he's gonna get ... well, he's gonna get his Oprah-loves-me hat handed to him come November 2010, and again in November 2012.

This is very good (God bless Mr. Karl Rove) ...

Team Obama thinks the president, having spent a good portion of the campaign decrying the $2.9 trillion in deficits during the Bush years, can now double the national debt held by the public in 10 years. Having condemned earmarks during the campaign, the Obama administration now believes it can wave through 8,500 of them in the omnibus-spending bill, part of the biggest spending increase since World War II.

With the Dow at 7,486 and unemployment at 8.1%, Mr. Obama says the economy is fundamentally sound. Does he suppose the nation won't recall him attacking John McCain last September for saying the same thing -- when the Dow was at 11,000 and unemployment at 6.2%?

Candidate Obama vowed to end "the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics." Yet his administration geared up to lead a left-wing coalition to pressure Republicans and centrist Democrats, organized a daily conference call to coordinate liberal attack dogs, and strategized with Americans United for Change on ads depicting the GOP as the party of "no."

Rather than working with Republicans on the budget, the administration attacked them as mindless obstructionists. Yet the administration's policies are not nearly as popular as one might suppose.

For example, the liberal Center for American Progress recently found that 61% of Americans say government spending is almost always wasteful and inefficient, and 57% think free market solutions are better than government at creating jobs and economic growth. A late February poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal found that 61% were concerned "the federal government will spend too much money" and "drive up the budget deficit" versus 29% concerned the government "will spend too little."

These general attitudes translate into opposition to specific policy initiatives. For example, CBS found support for the stimulus bill falling to 51% in February from 63% in January. Meanwhile, opposition to more money to bail out banks rose to 53% in March from 44% in February.

This, in turn, is affecting Mr. Obama's job approval ratings, already just average for a new president. Last week's Pew poll showed Mr. Obama's approval at 59% with 26% disapproval, down from February's 64% approval and 17% disapproval. His standing on the economy is also falling: Newsweek found in January that 71% were confident Mr. Obama would be able to turn around the economy, while 26% were not. By March, his ratings had fallen to 65% confident, 33% not.

Republicans sense the opportunity. The House GOP leadership deputized the top Budget Committee Republican, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, to prepare an alternative budget. The GOP budget won't raise taxes, gets spending and debt under control, and will result in a stronger economy with more jobs. House Republicans plan a major selling effort back home during the coming recess. Minority Leader John Boehner is already up on YouTube extolling the plan.

Read all of it here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


What's what ...

Folks, don't expect no posts from me for the next four or five days.

I've got work to do and personal **** to attend to.

So there.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Un livre intéressant

At any given time, I'm workin' on a half-dozen books. Right now I'm reading Jesus in the Talmud and The Greatest Game, and I'm re-reading Atlas Shrugged.

Speaking of Atlas Shrugged ... there's renewed interest in Ayn Rand's masterpiece 'cause, well, under President Obama the U.S. is on a fast track to the statist dystopia that Rand describes in her novel.

Check this out:

Ayn Rand died more than a quarter of a century ago, yet her name appears regularly in discussions of our current economic turmoil. Pundits including Rush Limbaugh and Rick Santelli urge listeners to read her books, and her magnum opus, "Atlas Shrugged," is selling at a faster rate today than at any time during its 51-year history.

There's a reason. In "Atlas," Rand tells the story of the U.S. economy crumbling under the weight of crushing government interventions and regulations. Meanwhile, blaming greed and the free market, Washington responds with more controls that only deepen the crisis. Sound familiar?

The novel's eerily prophetic nature is no coincidence. "If you understand the dominant philosophy of a society," Rand wrote elsewhere in "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal," "you can predict its course." Economic crises and runaway government power grabs don't just happen by themselves; they are the product of the philosophical ideas prevalent in a society -- particularly its dominant moral ideas.

Why do we accept the budget-busting costs of a welfare state? Because it implements the moral ideal of self-sacrifice to the needy. Why do so few protest the endless regulatory burdens placed on businessmen? Because businessmen are pursuing their self-interest, which we have been taught is dangerous and immoral. Why did the government go on a crusade to promote "affordable housing," which meant forcing banks to make loans to unqualified home buyers? Because we believe people need to be homeowners, whether or not they can afford to pay for houses.

The message is always the same: "Selfishness is evil; sacrifice for the needs of others is good." But Rand said this message is wrong -- selfishness, rather than being evil, is a virtue. By this she did not mean exploiting others à la Bernie Madoff. Selfishness -- that is, concern with one's genuine, long-range interest -- she wrote, required a man to think, to produce, and to prosper by trading with others voluntarily to mutual benefit.

Rand also noted that only an ethic of rational selfishness can justify the pursuit of profit that is the basis of capitalism -- and that so long as self-interest is tainted by moral suspicion, the profit motive will continue to take the rap for every imaginable (or imagined) social ill and economic disaster. Just look how our present crisis has been attributed to the free market instead of government intervention -- and how proposed solutions inevitably involve yet more government intervention to rein in the pursuit of self-interest.

Rand offered us a way out -- to fight for a morality of rational self-interest, and for capitalism, the system which is its expression. And that is the source of her relevance today.

Friday, March 13, 2009


1,400+ "mistakes" to go ...

Obama's been in office 50+ days, and he's working on a fuck-up-a-day. To wit:

1. A do-over on the oath of office.
2. Tim Geithner.
3. Bill Richardson.
4. Tom Daschle.
5. Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder.
6. Leon Panetta.
7. Arne “Cappuccino” Duncan.
8. Hilda Solis (OK, her husband has the tax liens).
9. Nancy Killefer.
10. Charles Freeman Jr.
11. Ron Kirk.
12. Adolfo Carrion.
13. Banning offshore oil again.
14. Letting Nancy Pelosi write the $787 billion “stimulus’ plan.
15. Relying on Tim Geithner to explain it.
16. It is a $13-a-week stimulus, or as his wife said of Bush’s plan: “You’re getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.”
17. Going to a press conference without a TelePrompTer. I… Uhh… Umm… Could you repeat the question?
18. Using a TelePrompTer at a press conference. Big boys don’t need training wheels.
19. “Good evening, everybody. Please be seated. Before I take your questions tonight, I’d like to speak briefly.” 1,228 words later he took his first question.
20. Going after Rush Limbaugh.
21. Going after Rick Santelli.
22. Going after Jim Cramer.
23. “Never waste a good crisis.”
24. Obama supporter Warren Buffett: “I don’t think anybody on December 7th would have said a ‘war is a terrible thing to waste, and therefore we’re going to try and ram through a whole bunch of things and — but we expect to — expect the other party to unite behind us on the — on the big problem.’ It’s just a mistake, I think.”
25. Writing a love letter to Vlad and Dmitry.
26. Putting Poland under the bus.
27. Putting Tibet under the bus.
28. Putting Israel under the bus.
29. Taking Cuba out from under the bus.
30. Having his tax cheat go after the tax cheats in Switzerland. Cognitive dissonance.
31. “Karzai has a bunker mentality.”
32. Iran has plans to Marine One helicopters.
33. “I won.”
34. BlackBerry singing in the middle of the night/ Take these golden secrets and learn to fly…
35. Obama: “If Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” CEO: No. There will be more layoffs.
36. DVDs to Gordon Brown.
37. “You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime.” Vegas convention bookings nosedive.
38. Wagyu.
39. Reset/overcharge button given to Russia.
40. Taking a 4-day holiday weekend before signing “emergency” legislation.
41. “I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement — the prescription drug plan — without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word ’socialist’ around can’t say the same.”
42. Stiffing Chicago for nearly $2 million for that Election Night par-tay.
43. Caroline Kennedy.
44. Bombing Pakistan.
45. Sending the bust of Sir Winston Churchill back to the British.
46. “President Obama has accomplished more in 30 days than any president in modern history.”
47. A window is not a door.
48. Doctors must perform abortions.
49. Signing earmarks while denouncing them.
50. Adding signing statements while denouncing them.
51. Quadrupling the deficits, while denouncing them.
52. Missing the Gridiron Club dinner.

And I thought Jimmy Carter was the worst president during my lifetime ...

Thursday, March 12, 2009


"Hypocrisy has ..."

Liberals - and folks in the mainstream media who bend over backwards to enable libearls - got their underwear in a twist over Rush Limbaugh's flippant "I hope Obama fails" comment.

Funny, but I don't remember liberals -- or the mainstream media -- getting similarly worked up back in 2001 when James "Clinton War Room" Carville and Stan Greenburg said they hoped President George W. Bush "failed." Check it:

Just minutes before learning of the [9/11]terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn’t succeed."

Carville was joined by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who seemed encouraged by a survey he had just completed that revealed public misgivings about the newly minted president.

"We rush into these focus groups with these doubts that people have about him, and I’m wanting them to turn against him," Greenberg admitted.

Hypocrisy has a peculiar stench, n'est-ce pas?!

Monday, March 09, 2009


Over his head?

As far as this learned feller is concerned -- I do have advanced degree in political history -- one B. Hussein Obama was politically over his head about 30 seconds after he announced his bid for the presidency. He don't know shit 'bout basic economics -- check out this Web site's archive if you are a doubter -- and, well, check this out (from the Campaign for Working Families PAC):

Is President Obama already overwhelmed by the burdens of the presidency? According to a report in the London Telegraph this weekend, he is, and that explains a series of mistakes he has made in these first weeks. The Telegraph article quotes numerous unnamed sources both in and out of government.

One source said, "Obama is overwhelmed," and can’t “attend to economic issues” while also formulating "the national security agenda." A Democrat strategist quotes White House aides who say, "The president has regularly appeared worn out and drawn during evening work sessions with senior staff in the West Wing." They say he has had to "hurry back from eating dinner with his family … to conduct urgent government business." Another strategist said of Obama, "There have been flashes of irritation when he thinks he’s being pushed to make a decision sooner than he wants to make it."

Can this really be true? Less than 50 days in office and the president is already worn out? What happens if there is a 9/11-type crisis on top of what he is already dealing with? Many of us raised questions about whether Barack Obama was prepared to be president. Community organizer, state senator for eight years, United States Senator for four years. His résumé hardly inspires confidence. The world doesn’t wait until a president is ready to govern.

The new president would be well advised to cancel his initiatives on socialized medicine and his planned environmental tax hikes until he gets his work load down to reviving our economy.

Any Obama-voter who's not feeling pretty fuckin' stupid right now, he or she, well, her or she is pretty fuckin' stupid ... indeed.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Re: Whole-wheat Obama (fulla a whole lotta you-know-what)

Some silly sombitch has created a portrait of President Obama made outta pieces o' breakfast cereal. The cereal portrait comes on the heels of all kinds of professional and piddling crap which praises one B. Hussein Obama not as a president but as a saint. To wit:

I've not shed visible tears in 15+ years; but I'm tempted to, each time I consider that America is suffering under a radical left-wing President who's demonstrated that he's not up to the job to which he was - gasp! - elected.

And each time some hair-head makes an Obama presidential portrait outta pasta, or who writes a pro-Obama song so syrupy Pat Boone would blush, well, I get sick to my stomach. And I ask myself, "Do we need to pass a law to make it a crime for anyone who don't know the first ****in' thing 'bout basic economics to vote?" I just as quickly answer myself in the affirmative ...

God help us all.


Since we elected Mr. Hope N. Change ...

Since Barack Obama became President:

- The stock market has changed from 8,200 to 6,500, down 20% to the lowest point in more than a decade

- The unemployment rate has changed from 7.6 % to 8.1%, the highest rate since 1983

- Enrollment in the Food Stamp program has changed, jumping to more than 30 million, an increase of 700,000 in a single month

- The U.S. deficit has changed, ballooning to the highest level since World War II

And the changes in the federal government personnel include…

- A tax cheat nominated to be the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

- A tax cheat nominated to be Treasury Secretary

- A tax cheat nominated to be the U.S. Trade Representative

- A tax cheat nominated to be the government’s Chief Performance Officer

- A man under investigation for a bribery scandal nominated to be Commerce Secretary

So much change… so little hope.

Saturday, March 07, 2009



It was so nice today, I grabbed up my Hibore driver and my 5-iron and I headed to my favorite local driving range. If you're a duffer and you live in South Nashville, you should be whacking balls here:

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Let's hope Obama falls down and breaks his mouth (and his presidential pen)

Shut up
Shut up
Shut the **** up!

-- D.R.I., "Shut Up!"

There's an episode of The Andy Griffith Show in which Sheriff Andy Taylor says he hopes his caterwauling Deputy, Barney Fife, will "fall down and break his mouth." I can't help but think about that Andy Griffith whenever President B. Hussein Obama opens his mouth and the stock market takes another precipitious dive.

As this chart illustrates, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has shed close to 2,000 points since Obama took office:

So, why've so many investors been placing so many sell orders? Speaking as someone who has skin in the market game, I think I know.

Investors - that is, the folks who put up the capital which makes American capitalism function - are fearful that Obama's economic policies are leading the United States toward a repeat of the late 60s and 70s, an era of loose money, high taxes, and profligate government spending. In addition, investors are fearful that Obama's profligacy will inevitably revive another economic boogeyman from the 1970s: runaway inflation.

You know, it wouldn't be hard for Obama to immediately restore investor confidence. All he has to do is hold a press conference and swear that "nationalization" will be forever be a dirty word in his administration, propose a zero cap-gains tax rate for a minimum of two years, and put pressure on the Federal Reserve to return to a tight money regime.

With all that said, I'll close with a quote from Daniel Henniger:

Beyond the stock market, there is a reason why, despite much goodwill toward his presidency, the Obama response to the faltering economy has left many feeling undone. There isn't much in his plan to stir the national soul. It's about "sacrifice" now so that we can live for a future of small electric cars and windmills. This may move the Democratic Party's faith communities, but it cannot revive a great nation. If the Democrats want to embrace market failure as a basis for their ideology, let them have it. As politics, it's a downer.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Biden the Blowhard

We've known for a long time that Joe Biden is full of crap (I still can't believe we have to call that dumb SOB "Vice President"). He inaccurately boasted about his high IQ, he told tall tales 'bout his grades as an undergrad and law student, and ...

"I'm the most experienced vice president since anybody." Biden actually said that. And he was serious.

There were some fellers in the early years of the Republic who had pretty impressive resumes when they became vice president (see Jefferson, Thomas and Adams, John, and Calhoun, John C.). But we don't have to go back that far to find someone who was more qualified to be VP than Joe Biden; indeed, we just have to compare Blowhard Biden's CV with that of his predecessor, Dick Cheney.

Biden was a public defender, a county commissioner and an undistinguished U.S. Senator prior to becoming vice president. Dick Cheney, on the other hand, had been a congressional staffer, a presidential chief of staff, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Upon hearing Joe Biden's "experienced" blowhardery," I couldn't help but think back to Bill Clinton's comment that he was the first president who knew anything about agriculture (even though some of his predecessors were actually farmers). Which begs an important question:

How come Democrats have been so comfortable nominating folks who are not only full of themselves, they're also certifiably full of you-know-what? Inquiring minds want to know.


Wanna see something very revealing?

Given that the defense budget is the only thing on our "fiscally responsible" president's chopping block, it ain't no surprise that our troops don't cheer for ol' B. Hussein like they did for George W. Bush.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Note to Creeder Readers

My posts have been erratic the past few weeks 'cause -- bein' honest here -- I've been seeking treatment for a serious medical condition. Specifically, I've had to deal with a bad patch of skin cancer on my back. The "treatments" have left me fatigued and sometimes in dull pain. Thus, again, my recent posts haven't been posted in as timely a manner as I'd have liked.

I go back to the doctor on Friday. He's hopefully gonna tell me that I'm cancer-free and don't need no more treatment. Let's hope so. If he does tell me I'm "free," the left-wing nutbuckets and I-know-you-and-I-talk-shit-behind-your-back-because-I'm-under-the-illusion-that-you-don't-know-who-I-am folks who regularly visit The Nigh Seen Creeder won't have to wait three days to read a prescient post from me.

Thanks for reading ...


Please, help save it ...

Five months ago, I posted an open letter in which I told Mayor Dean, each at-large Metro Council member, and Councilman Phil Claiborne 'bout the "crumbling" plight of a Nashville landmark, Mt. Olivet Cemetary's 125-year-old chapel. My open letter included several disturbing pictures.

Councilman-at-Large Tygard quickly contacted me to inquire if I knew who "owned" Mt. Olivet Cemetary. I just-as-quickly sent him a reply ... and, well, I never heard from Councilman Tygard again.

I just came back from Mt. Olivet Cemetary, and the situation there is even more disturbing than it was last Fall. Not only've more windows been busted out of the chapel ...

... it's been tagged with graffiti as well:

I fear that I'm going to drive through Mt. Olivet one of these days and see that the circa-1870s chapel has been burned to the ground. Lest you think I'm being overly dramatic, check out this pic of a graveside canopy that was was recently burned in the shadow of the Mt. Olivet chapel:

Back in September, I peppered Mt. Olivet's management with e-mails regarding the upkeep of the old chapel; but none of my e-mails were returned. I even mentioned that my peppering questions were being copied-to elected officials ... again, no dice.

Now that I've expanded the scope of my "alert," here's hoping that the folks who own Mt. Olivet are going to get "official" fires lit under their collective asses. Stoke the fire by contacting 'em here:

Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
1333 S. Clearview Parkway
Jefferson, LA 70121

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Pic of the day

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