Monday, July 5, 2010
Happy Dependence Day
Here we are again kids, having just celebrated the Fourth of July in the 57 States of Obamerica, where freedom isn't free because it's taxed to death to pay for everything that allegedly is free.
On July 4th we used to celebrate our independence from England when the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and people were proud to be Americans. Nowadays if you listen closely you can hear a buzzing sound; the sound of our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves over what this country has become and is further downwardly spiraling towards because of the creatures that inhabit Washington.
Maybe you'd wear this lapel pin, Barry? All 57 states are on it...
We have some sort of Mutant Manchurian Candidate in the White House now, selected by nefarious powers and then elected by an ignorant populace drunk on Kool-Aid and high on bullshit.
Hey, Barry...listen up, Mister President, sir (and I rhyme that with "cur"), and have your cronies listen up too.
What the hell is wrong with you? Each day it becomes increasingly crystal clear that you are hell bent on destroying the American way of life. Why is it that you hate our country so?
You have taken over and nationalized the mortgage industry and usurped most of the banking industry in this country. You've now nationalized student loans. So if I want to buy a house or go to college, I have to ask the Feral Gummint™ like in a socialist country. You want to tax the hell out of everyone to the point of ruination so that they have to rely on the Gubmint Dole.
You and your ilk force oil companies to drill farther offshore by not opening up areas on land or inshore, and then complain when a company with a bad track record for safety, a company that gave you millions to get elected and that you had just given special waivers to, has a catastrophic accident and subsequent oil leak, you moved faster than a speeding slug to do nothing for a couple months other than to shut down drilling and keep people from helping out. You won't utilize booms and skimmers from other locations in the USA, claiming that they might be needed if another incident occurs, but hell, so much is shut down that chances of that is kinda minimal now, huh? So other countries send in stuff, and you've got them bogged down in bureaucratic bullshittery from the Coast Guard (do you have enough life jackets?) that you're keeping them from making an impact; all the while oil keeps coming. The world's largest skimmer vessel shows up and you hold them up worrying over whether the water they skim oil from and return to the gulf will have some oil left in it? Dude, less oil is better than more oil, no?
BP has botched it, with their chief off watching his yacht. You botched it, Barry, by going golfing while the Gulf got worse. It's a surreal day when our hardest working fellow in the Gulf, and one of the few who brought something to the table that works, is the guy who brought us Waterworld...
Interestingly, we also have our neighbor Cuba leasing out drilling rights to areas under its control, and thanks to Jimmy Carter's 1977 Exclusive Economic Zone agreements Cuba can let people drill 45 miles from Key West. Who holds the rights to the areas? Oil and gas companies based in Spain, Norway, India, Malaysia, Venezuela, Vietnam and Brazil. Soon you can add China and Russia to the list. I've heard tell that as many as 15 countries drill in the Gulf, and none of them but us have stopped. Your little blockage of drilling is sending the rigs from the Gulf to other countries, Barry. What should be benefiting OUR country will now benefit others. All they gotta do is pull the plug and put the rig on a ship, just like how they got it there in the first place. So in 6 months when this farce could subside, they'll all be elsewhere, drilling oil for countries that we'll have to BUY OIL FROM, YOU TWIT. Stopping drilling because of this is akin to banning driving and shutting down the interstates because of a car wreck.
Look, Barry! A sister rig to the Deepwater Horizon...on a ship! Say bye bye, now......
Now the EPA has turned over a 16-year old Texas permit program that allegedly violates the Clean Air Act, and will thusly shut down about a third of our refinery capacity. Nicely done....but the Administration's people also gave special permits and dispensations to, say it with me, BP.
Then again, you said you wanted to shut down industries like Big Oil. In the campaign you said you wanted to bankrupt the coal industry, and never one to let a good crisis go to waste, you have a couple recent coal mine disasters to use to destroy them as well.
You told US troops in Haiti, troops away from home and living in austere conditions to help that country out (while UN people live on a cruise ship that costs the UN over $72,000 a day) that they couldn't even fly the American flag, lest we look like occupiers. WTF? Dude, we're keeping those people alive while the UN shits money away to the owners of the cruise ships sent to Haiti, owners with very close ties to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. I'm half-surprised your geographically-challenged ass hasn't had your minions in Congre$$ declare by fiat that Haiti is the 58th state and that they all are automatically registered Democrats.
You have the balls to get in on the bandwagon to SUE the state of Arizona for passing a law that just reinforces the FEDERAL law against illegal aliens sneaking into our country. You imbecile....instead of trying to protect our borders and our jobs and our safety, instead you just want to offer blanket amnesty. You just wanna suck up to the Hispanic voters and offer amnesty, so they'll all vote for Senor Obama and say "Sí, Podemos!" like puppets.
And then you let the President of Meh-Hee-Ko address Congre$$ and let him more or less declare war on Arry-sona. His own country has immigration rules by far more Draconian than what's in the Arizona law, a law supported by the majority of Americans, including provisions that allow the Mexican police to demand your papers, unlike Arizona, which can't. And then you have him over for....MEXICAN FOOD? You moron. He can get Mexican food in Mexico, and instead of the White House Executive Chef, you bring in some celebrity chef who's been on Iron Chef, a guy who spent THOUSANDS of taxpayer dollars on rare spices? If I was the White House Executive Chef (who has also appeared on Iron Chef), I'd be insulted to no end. I figured you woulda jumped at the chance to feed Calderon some Wagyu beef garnished with collards from Michelle's garden.
Unemployment out the wazoo. Higher taxes. Crippling tax & trade. The Dow Jones teeters on collapse every few weeks and you call it a case of "fat fingers". You embrace Hugo Chavez while snubbing Benjamin Netanyahu. You sneak the Dalai Lama out into a trash-strewn alley to avoid pissing off China. You bow to anyone you meet. Your cabinet and cast of clowns & czars, and your inner circle of friends, is filled with tax cheats, communists, racists, terrorists, and general ne'r do wells.
It's clear that you are out to destroy us. And it's also perfectly clear that you must fail. Once I said that while I disliked you that I hoped you succeeded because a rising tide floats all boats and that if you failed we were screwed, but I recant that now. We're screwed unless you fail.
And as a special treat, something I wrote when you were elected.....
NOVEMBER 5th, 2008
My God. What have you people done? Yesterday marked the beginning of what will henceforth be called The Time of Great Suckage (a term I’m borrowing from author John Ringo).
Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?
This country, the nation that pioneered mass-production, first invented the airplane, first split the atom, first sent men to the moon, invented the artificial heart, was the first to reach Mars, and even mapped the human genome, sometimes can’t seem to tie its own shoes.
You do realize, of course, that when our founding fathers started this nifty little experiment called America that the Electoral College was put together to prevent what James Madison called in his Federalist Papers “the mischiefs of faction” in an electoral system?
He defined a faction as "a number of citizens whether amounting to a majority of minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community". Plainly, that means we have a backstop to keep dumb asses from knee-jerk electing a complete asstard, supposedly. However…it doesn't always work.
See, they figured that the average Joe farmer in 1778 might not exactly be smart enough to not vote for, say, his own donkey. And they had a backup plan to keep that from happening. Rather than directly voting for the President, our citizens cast votes for electors. Electors are technically free to vote for anyone eligible to be President, but in practice pledge to vote for specific candidates, and voters cast ballots for favored candidates by voting for correspondingly pledged electors.
Most states allow voters to choose between statewide slates of electors pledged to vote for the presidential tickets of various parties; the ticket that receives the most votes statewide 'wins' all of the votes cast by electors from that state. U.S. presidential campaigns concentrate on winning the popular vote in a combination of states that choose a majority of the electors, rather than campaigning to win the most votes nationally.
Methinks that the esteemed college was asleep at the wheel last night…and instead allowed the popular vote of the KoolAid-drunk masses to prevail. The Chosen One, The Messiah, The Annointed One, Barack Hussein Obama, was elected by you, the people.
Hey, America…your new President wouldn’t release his college transcripts, and his thesis on Soviet Nuclear Policy mysteriously vanished from Columbia University. How do you lose your thesis? How does NO OTHER COPY exist anywhere in the atmosphere? Me thinks that The Annointed One didn’t want anyone to see just how little he really knew when it came to foreign policy. Yet, you voted for him anyways.
Your Messiah has come right out and said that he’s all about redistributing your wealth to the poor huddled masses. Those same huddled masses now feel that they no longer have to work or pay their bills because The Chosen One will magically make it all go away. Meanwhile, who the hell is paying for it? The Rest of Us are. Why the hell should anyone try to succeed any more when, if we better our financial lot, the Feral Gummint™ will just tax the hell out of you to take care of those who just want handouts? And yet, you voted for him anyways.
It was shown unequivocally that The Chosen One had spent 20 years listening to the venomous hate speeches of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s anti-Americanisms, and he just back-pedaled and said “Gosh, I had no idea. He never did that when I was there.” And yet, you still voted for him.
It came out that after The Chosen One wanted to know how many houses his opponent owned because his wife is loaded, that the Chosen One Himself owned a $1.65 million dollar home that was purchased in a shady deal with convicted real estate developer and political fundraiser Tony Rezko. And yet The Chosen One seemed to not know who Rezko was. I know that if I dropped over a million and a half bucks on a house, I think I’d remember who was involved. And yet, you still voted for him.
The Chosen One has the weakest, most liberal voting record in the entire Senate, which seems to be his only real experiential qualification to be President, and yet you still voted for him.
The Chosen One wants us all to have free health care, yet won’t say how it will be paid for other than with higher taxes, and this despite worldwide evidence that socialized medicine sucks by and large. Yet you still voted for him.
The Chosen One claims that there will be no new taxes, but what isn’t being said is that there will be a repealing of all the Bush tax cuts, so while they won’t be “new taxes”, they’ll just be the “old taxes” brought back. And you still voted for him.
When The Chosen One says he wants to only tax the people who make over $250K a year, bear in mind that those are the people who employ you. And if you work in a smallish company of, say, 10 employees and your employer suddenly finds his taxes going up 10 or 15 percent a year, well guess how he pays the taxes? He raises prices, cuts benefits to his employees, and has to let a couple of you go because he can’t afford you. Welcome to Unemployment, friend. And yet you still voted for him.
It came out that The Chosen One served on a community board with former 60’s radical and terrorist Bill Ayers, founder of The Weather Underground movement which set off a series of bombs at public buildings and killed a few people, and yet you voted for him.
The Chosen One claims that he’ll close Gitmo in a year and have all our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan inside of 16 months of taking office. So, basically, he’s given Al-Q’aeda and the Taliban a timetable for when they can come back to power. All they have to do is hide in their caves for a year & a half and then wait us out, negating all the good work our troops have done and negating the sacrifices of nearly 5,000 troops who died to make that region safe for democracy. And yet you still voted for him.
It came out that The Chosen One has a questionable tie to noted Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi, and that video of the two interacting at a 2003 farewell dinner for Khalidi is currently being suppressed by the LA Times until after The Messiah has been elected, lest the truth come out. And you still voted for him.
It came out that His Obamaness has an aunt from Kenya living as an illegal alien in government-subsidized public housing in Boston after her amnesty request was denied over four years ago. (What, no extra rooms in the Obama Mansion?) And you still voted for him.
It came out that Your Messiah has a half brother in Kenya named George who lives in a dirt-floor shack on about four dollars a month, a brother that he refuses to help as he sits in his $1.65M mansion in the Chicago burbs. He'll help all of you but won't help his own brother? And you still voted for him.
Remember that in and amongst all the crap The Chosen One spouted about “Change” without really saying what the hell that, specifically, his “Change” was, he said certain other things that you people didn’t hear over the sound of the Kool Aid being poured.
He’ll “spread the wealth around.”
He’ll “raise taxes.”
He’ll “have a civilian police force as strong as our military”.
He’ll “cut our military”.
He’ll “bankrupt new coal plants”
He’ll make sure if his daughters “made a mistake they won’t be punished with a baby” in reference to abortion.
He voted against medical care for babies who survive botched abortions saying it would “burden the medical staff and question the woman’s original decision.”
He’ll “Look into drilling” when we need it now.
He’ll sit down one on one with the leaders of terrorist nations.
He did NOT originally condemn Russia’s invasion and aggression into Georgia. Rather, he felt both nations should come to an agreement.
He has called Jeremiah Wright a man who represents the “best the black church has to offer.”
And you still voted for him. And you've nearly elected a super-majority of Democrats into Congress. And when they FUBAR this country four years from now, they’ll blame-shift every single failure on their part solely on the previous administrations’ shoulders, telling you they need another four years to fix it all.
Oh well; we can vote him out in four years after we wake up and experience our Buyer’s Remorse. And since this election took about two years, we may as well start campaigning now. That way we’ll be prepared when we’re so far in the toilet that the Tidy-Bowl Man will have to call Roto-Rooter to come find us based on our last known position off the starboard bow.
Yes, a nation of so many accomplishments, and sometimes we can’t even tie our own shoes.