Monday, June 22, 2009


Ohio on my mind

Just so you know:

B. Hussein Obama received just 40,000 more votes in Ohio last year than John "Droopy" Kerry did in 2004 ...

And the Republican vote from 2004 to 2008 dropped nearly 300,000 (Todd, Gawiser).

What a difference a few months makes: former-U.S. Rep. John Kasich (R) is lookin' like he'll be the next Gov of pro-Obama Ohio. To wit:

Public Policy Polling now finds Democratic governor Ted Strickland, matched up against Kasich, leading 44–42, within the margin of error. They find 43 percent of Ohio voters approve of how Strickland is doing his job as governor, while 42 percent disapprove.

Ted Strickland's gonna be huntin' for honest work come 2011. Who wants to bet me on it?!


Quote of the day

"Nothing says jackass quite as well as a cell phone on a belt clip."

-- Esquire magazine


Yeah, Bill!

Shelby County D.A. Bill Gibbons is runnin' to be Tennessee's next Guv. He had this to say 'bout the General Assembly's recent closing-down:

The Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned with at least some progress on the big challenges facing our state but with much more left to do.

Most disappointing is the continued failure to make major, comprehensive changes in our sentencing laws to keep violent offenders off our streets and out of our neighborhoods. Legislators did enact tougher sentences for attempted first degree murder involving use or possession of a gun, and every step helps. We are in a battle with the gang members and drug traffickers. As governor, I will make it a legislative priority to give law enforcement the tools it needs to win the battle, including elimination of parole for violent offenders.

Adoption of legislation to expand the pool of students eligible for charter schools is a big step in the right direction. It was a tough fight, especially in the House. This is not the end of the fight. Many in the education bureaucracy will continue to resist change. Charter schools are still limited to just five communities in Tennessee. Every community in our state should have the right to create charter schools as alternative types of public schools. As governor, I will push for that.

The General Assembly provided bond funding to acquire 1,700 acres in Haywood County for a megasite industrial park to help position west Tennessee for recruitment of new industry. Such megasites have been successful in east and middle Tennessee. Earlier this week, I had the chance to visit the middle Tennessee megasite, where Hemlock Semiconductor will locate, bringing hundreds of good paying jobs to the Clarksville area. The Haywood County site will help west Tennessee compete for new, high-paying jobs. It's a perfect example of how state government can provide the necessary infrastructure for job growth.

Amen, Bill. Boy-howdy you'd make a better guv'na than the gap-toothed sombitch we have now ...!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


"Just make stuff up ..."

Remember all the times when I said our current U.S. Saviour, er, President, is a "liar"?! Well ...

In the first six months of the Obama administration, we have witnessed an assault on the truth of a magnitude not seen since the Nixon Watergate years. The prevarication is ironic given the Obama campaign’s accusations that the Bush years were not transparent and that Hillary Clinton, like her husband, was a chronic fabricator. Remember Obama’s own assertions that he was a "student of history" and that "words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up."

Yet Obama’s war against veracity is multifaceted.

Read it all here.

It feels so good to be so right, indeed.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Obama: mortal (who thunk?!)

Dick Morris was sucking toes the last time I disagreed with anything he said to say.

This is good:

At last, there is convincing evidence that Obama’s poll numbers may be descending to earth. While his approval remains high — and his personal favorability is even higher — the underlying numbers suggest that a decline may be in the offing. Even as he stands on his pedestal, the numbers under his feet are crumbling.

According to a Rasmussen poll, more voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats to handle the economy, by a margin of 45-39. Scott Rasmussen notes that "this is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue." Last month, he had the Democrats holding a one-point lead, but they lost it in June’s polling.

And the Democratic leads over Republicans on their core issues are also dropping. Particularly interesting is the Democratic decline over healthcare, from an 18-point lead in May to only 10 points now.

A Gallup poll also confirms that the president’s personal ratings are high, but the underlying data less so. While 67 percent of voters give Obama personal favorable ratings and 61 percent approve of his job performance (Rasmussen has his job approval lower, at 55 percent), they give him much lower ratings on specific issues.

Gallup shows Obama getting only 55 percent approval on his handling of the economy (down from 59 percent in February) and finds that only 45 percent approve of his handling of federal spending while 46 percent approve of his treatment of the budget deficit.

As it becomes clearer that the deficit caused by spending has landed us in a new economic crisis, entirely of Obama’s own making, his popularity and job performance are likely to drop as well.

Read the rest here.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Re: Letterman vs. Palin

All I'm gonna say is this:

If a conservative radio host/pundit called First Lady Michelle Obama a "slut," or discussed Obama's underaged daughters' sexual, er, habits, he or she would be ... Jesus, can one really describe in words the firestorm that would ensue?!

Furthermore, if Rush Limbaugh said of Michelle Obama, "She looks like an underbitten Las Vegas drink girl," what the fuck do you think would happen?

I eagerly await leftist replies to my "ifs." And I'll righfully, no pun intended, bitch-slap them accordingly.

More here.



I had a meeting with a business partner in a South Nashville McDonald's this evening. Whilst we were meeting, a TV tuned to CNN featured talking heads who were pontificating on the shooting at D.C.'s Holocaust museum yesterday. The headline at the bottom of the screen said this: "White Supremacist Shooting."

The mainstream media is doing its level best to portray the nutjob -- a Mr. James W. von Brunn, and I hesitate to call him "Mister" -- who shed blood on a D.C. street yesterday as a red-state redneck. Oh, and DailyKos' chief DailyDipshit, who's an unofficial offical mouthpiece of the Democrat Party, has Twittered many times 'bout how the shooter is a "right-winger."

Well, it turns out that James W. von Brunn hates Christians and hates George W. Bush. He's also a 9-11 Truther. Oh, and he had the address for the conservative Weekly Standard, whose founding/current editor is Jewish, in his pocket.

In recent years, virulent anti-Semitism has been a product of the Left (see President B. Hussein Obama's former pastor's recent rant 'bout "them Jews.") The actions of one James W. von Brunn confirm such ... the efforts of the mainstream media, and the Democrat Party, notwithstanding.


Many a truth is drawn in jest

Like this:

Hydrogen Barackside ... that's great!

(HT: Red State)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


"Greatly exaggerated" ...

There's not a mainstream media outlet that's not yet announced the impending "death" of the GOP. Wait, I should've said: There's not a mainstream media outlet that's not yet gleefully announced the impending "death" of the GOP.

Not so fast ...

New Jersey Governor John Corzine is toast come November. The GOP also has a better than even chance of putting its own in the Virginia governor's mansion come November. (Déjà vu - circa 1993 -- all over again?!)

And then there's this ...

It’s not just the Senate races, however. The National Republican Congressional Committee has announced sought-after candidates early and often. These include Martha Roby (Alabama’s 2nd District), Van Tran (California 47th), Charles Djou (Hawaii 1st), Vaughn Ward (Idaho 1st), not to mention rematches in two races that would allow Republicans to recapture seats lost in 2008; Andy Harris vs. Freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil (Maryland 1st) and former Rep. Steve Chabot facing the man who defeated him, Rep. Steve Driehaus (Ohio 1st).

Nearly every day, either the NRSC or NRCC touts another Republican recruiting success or taunts another Democrat recruiting failure. Their Democratic counterparts, on the other hand, have had very little to say on the topic.

And with good reason—with the exception Tim Griffin declining to run in Arkansas and Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning’s antagonizing of his party leadership, it’s difficult to think of a prominent race where Democrats have outperformed Republican candidate recruitment.

Monday, June 08, 2009


Quote of the day

A far better alternative [to ObamaCare] is to increase individual responsibility for medical decisions. In 1965, the average American paid more than half of his health care out of pocket. Spending has since increased sevenfold, but the amount that consumers pay directly hasn't even doubled. When people aren't exposed to the true cost of their care -- though it is paid in foregone wages and higher taxes for public programs -- they consume more care. The research of MIT economist Amy Finkelstein suggests that roughly half of the real increase in U.S. health spending between 1950 and 1990 is due to Medicare and the spread of third-party, first-dollar insurance.

Increasing cost-sharing would discipline the health spending curve and give it a more rational bent. As societies grow richer, it makes sense that people will invest more in their own well-being. Health is a superior good, while the utility of wealth is fairly low if you're dead. The U.S. health cost "crisis" is that we spend so much without incentives to weigh the costs against the benefits.

Yet the entire Obama agenda is about increasing political, rather than individual, control of the health markets. Ted Kennedy's draft health-care bill offers insurance subsidies up to 500% of the poverty line -- for a family of four, that's $110,250. In that kind of world, all costs will climb even higher as people use far more "free" care and federal spending will reach epic levels. Bureaucrats watching the bottom line will try to ration care while simultaneously locked in a death match with interest groups guarding their turf. Congress will join the fray and make things worse, as it always does. Caught in the political crossfire will be patients, as they always are.

-- "Obama's Health Cost Illusion," Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2009


Re: Unemployment

We're now at a point where unemployment is actually worse than it was supposed to be if Obama's much-ballyhooed stimulus hadn't been passed at all -- if that makes any sense. This here chart, which makes a whole lotta sense, will help explain the subject at hand:

Then there's this from National Review:

National unemployment rate the month that the stimulus was signed into law: 8.1 percent.

National unemployment rate today: 9.4 percent.

Obama, today: "President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs."

Obama's staff, today: "Obama is ramping up his stimulus program this week even as his advisers are ramping down expectations about when the spending plan will affect a continuing rise in the nation's unemployment."

It's troubling when the left hand doesn't know what the further left hand is doing.

That said, some economists are predicting that U.S. unemployment will peak above 10 percent in 2010. Given that Obama and his Congressional allies seem unwilling to abandon Keynesian demand-side economic policies, 10 percent may be a low-ball figure.

Call me crazy, but the only thing Obama's stimulus seems to be, well, stimulating is more unemployment. Is that how it was supposed to work ...?!


Pic of the day

"Masked Palestinian Hamas militants watch the televised speech of US president Barack Obama in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip."

-- Irish Times

Think about that pic the next time you hear President B. Hussein Obama prattling on 'bout how Israel needs to give up control of Gaza and the West Bank.

Friday, June 05, 2009



Tomorrow marks the 65th anniversary of the Allied landings on the shores of France.

President B. Hussein Obama - who never served - is will probably issue a "gung-ho" lofty pronouncement, just as Bill Clinton - who also never served - did a decade-and-a-half ago. If'n he does, well, that'll be pretty sick. (If B'obama stacks pebbles on Omaha beach, a la Bubba, that'll be extra-sick.)

That said, what Obama needs to do tomorrow is get him a copy of President Reagan's "Boys of Pointe du Hoc" speech and just say, "Ditto." That'd improve his standing in my eyes a big bunch, indeed.

President Reagan said ...

We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved and the world prayed for its rescue. Here, in Normandy, the rescue began. Here, the Allies stood and fought against tyranny, in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.

Read the rest here.


Ain't so bad

President B. Hussein Obama is polling "very popular" these days. Why shouldn't he?

Time magazine puts Obama or his underbitten wife on its cover every other cover, replete with He's-Saving-The-World headlines, all the while ignoring Obama's "We are out of money" quick fits of presidential honesty.

According to the Campaign for Working Families, Obama ain't so bad (apologies to Rocky III), politically-speaking:

While he remains personally popular, many of his policies poll terribly. For example, yesterday in his speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University, the president reiterated his intention to shut down the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But a Gallup poll released this week finds that 65% of Americans oppose closing GITMO, and 74% oppose bringing GITMO detainees to the United States. And get this: Only 18% of the public is buying Obama’s argument that we must close GITMO because the prison has somehow "weakened" or undermined our national security.

In a column today, Stuart Taylor of National Journal provides another example of how out-of-step Obama is by pointing to the president’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Judge Sotomayor’s controversial comments about wise Latina women making better decisions than white men question her commitment to colorblind justice. Her ruling in the Ricci case only reinforced the concerns of many Americans about the injustice of special preferences and racial quotas. And as Taylor notes, a "major Quinnipiac poll" of 3,000 voters finds strong opposition to race-based preferences.

According to the Quinnipiac poll, "American voters say 55-to-36 percent that affirmative action should be abolished, and disagree 71-to-19 percent with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s ruling in the New Haven firefighters' case. ... Even Democrats say 59-to-27 percent that New Haven was wrong to throw out the promotional exam because no black firefighters scored well enough to be promoted." And, by 53%-to-33%, blacks also saw the injustice of Sotormayor’s ruling in the Ricci case, as did Hispanics by a margin of 68%-to-24%.

In recent days, numerous Sotomayor speeches have been discovered that indicate her "wise Latina" comment was not just a one-off misstatement, as the White House has insisted, but a deeply held belief she repeatedly expressed. It’s a view that most Americans overwhelmingly reject.

A Rasmussen poll released this morning finds that 66% of voters "believe that well-qualified male and female judges would reach the same conclusion most of the time." Only 17% disagree. And, “By a virtually identical margin, 67%-to-16%, U.S. voters believe the same is true of well-qualified white and Hispanic judges." Yet, President Obama, who as a candidate promised to transcend race, has just nominated a liberal activist judge who is clearly committed – in word and deed – to race-based affirmative action.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Goin' to a (CT) go-go, everybody ...!

Pic taken right over my house, 1 June 2009:

Monday, June 01, 2009


Takin' care of b'iness

Joltin' Django will be doin' business in Connecticut this week. The Nigh Seen Creeder will return Friday, June 5.

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