Thursday, April 30, 2009


I don't know about you but I thought it was simply fantastic that Slow Joe Biden brought H.R. Pufnstuf to the 100 Days presser as his date.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Down and Dirty Dozen

I hear that Lord ObamaPrompter is going before the TV cameras yet again tonight. Seems like he's been on TV longer than CSI. Apparently this evening he'll graciously point out that this whole "First 100 Days" thing isn't really so important while basking in the adoration of his handmaiden media pals.

I'll be watching baseball and will happily miss the whole sick spectacle.

Lots of media outlets have stepped up to produce their glowing tributes to LordyO while the NYPost did a 100 Days/ 100 Mistakes column. Nice. I might even read that one some day. I'm too lazy to pick 100 out of the disaster that is ObamAmerica's first 100 days. However, I'll try my hand at a Dirty Dozen. After all, as Slow Joe Biden said, "If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, if we stand up there and we really make the tough decisions, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."

1. Appointment disasters-- from the misfires like Gupta, Killefer, Nazareth, Atkinson, and Carrion, to the high wattage beat downs of Richardson and Daschle, right on through to the indispensable man, the greatest flubbed appointment ever-- Faithful Finance Elf Timmy "turboTax" Geithner-- it's been one FUBAR after another. Special mention goes out to the fact that they've tried to send 3 different folks to be Ambassador to The Vatican (including Caroline Kennedy) and all were refused because, wait for it, they're all PRO ABORTION. Nice move. Maybe he was distracted unduly.

2. The biggest spending bill in US history AKA: Stimulus.

3. A budget that will make kids born in 2009 debtors to the tune of $40,000 at birth.

4. The Chavez handshake moment, amigo.

5. Sitting on his @$$ for 53 minutes listening to Daniel Ortega rail against America. Apparently Lordy O thought he was back in a Columbia University poli sci class.

6. Big Mama JanNap slaps veterans as terror risks while claiming people who think like Thomas Jefferson vis-a-vis the federal government are dangerous extremists. Hey, maybe we are.

7. Tells Russia he'll drop the USA's plans for a missile shield in Europe if they give him some amorphous "help" on Iranian nukes. Thus, in one deft move, he makes the US and her allies less safe while also cutting the Poles and Czechs off at the knees.

8. Bows down to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and then has his press flunky come out in clown shoes, a red nose, and a squirting flower to tell us that we didn't see the bow we all saw.

9. While claiming that he doesn't want to run US private corporations he fires the CEO of GM, threatens to fire the head of Citi, while his labor union pals and erstwhile bud in New York, Andrew Cuomo, tries to knock out Ken Lewis at BofA.
10. The selective, politically motivated release of the CIA interrogation memos thus gravely endangering all Americans and specifically those on the front lines against our enemies. When people are outraged he travels to the CIA for a photo op and tells them not to worry about the mistakes they've made in the past: "That's how we learn." Thereby adding condescension to his treachery.

11. The Teleprompter Dependence.

12. Joe Biden.

It's Crazy Sometimes

I live in the Southeast, my favorite baseball team is in the upper Midwest, my hockey team is on the West Coast, and the football team I follow is in the Southwest. This causes much distress in my life. So much pressure that every now and then I sit still with a beverage in hand and think, "Dart, you should be a Panthers, Braves & Hurricanes fan! It would be so much easier!" Then I get up and pour that beer right in the sink since there's obviously something bad in there makin' me think all crazy like and such.

Nope, I've been a Detroit Tigers fan for more than 50 years and I won't be changin'. Despite the distance I follow the Tigers closely through the miracle of the Internet. But no need to watch them on the smaller screen tonight--they're on national TV. ESPN is showing a Tigers game! Don't worry, BristolVision hasn't changed up and started to show an interest in MLB outside of the NY/Boston axis. No, the Tigers are playing the NYY's.

Rookie Rick Porcello takes the hill for the first place Detroits. Some fat kid is pitching for the Yanks. Detroit won game one of the series, then last night they let the Yankees score a bunch of runs to get it out of their system.

Go Tigers!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Toomey Drives Arlen Out

Club for Growth Statement on Arlen Specter's Decision to Switch Parties

WASHINGTON - Upon learning that Arlen Specter has switched political parties, now joining the Democrats in a filibuster-proof U.S. Senate, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola issued this statement:
"Senator Specter has confirmed what we already knew - he's a liberal devoted to more spending, more bailouts, and less economic freedom. Thanks to him, Democrats will now be able to steamroll their big government agenda through the Senate.

"This also shows how unprincipled he is. Just a few weeks ago, he stated quite clearly that he was remaining a Republican because he thought he had 'a more important role to play there.' And he said 'the United States very desperately needs a two-party system.'

"This cynical play for political survival calls into question whether Pennsylvania taxpayers can believe anything Arlen Specter says. If his only principle is personal ambition, can he really be trusted with the serious issues that face our country?"

"The Club for Growth PAC enthusiastically endorsed Pat Toomey for Senate in Pennsylvania when Specter was pretending to be a Republican. Club members will be even more committed to Toomey's candidacy now that Specter has revealed his true identity."

He Comes In (Next To) Last

In 1969 Gallup began polling Presidential popularity at the end of the first 100 days. Of course that new president in 1969 was Richard M. Nixon and, guess what, he was more popular than Lord Obama at the 100 day mark. But that's not saying much, every other president except Clinton was more popular than Barry at the end of 100 days.
Here are the standings per Gallup:

1. Reagan 67%

2. Carter 63%

3. George W. Bush 62%

4. Nixon 61%

5. George H.W. Bush 58%

6. Obama 56%

7. Clinton 55%

The next time you hear a media type gush about how insanely popular Lord Obama is just remember that he's (nearly) the least popular president at 100 days since Gallup started polling the question.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Get My Lawyer

Over at The Corner K-Lo posted the painting (below) that will be unveiled this week in connection with the huge celebration around the US surviving 3+ months of Lord Obama's rule or sumpthin' or other.

What I can't figure out is why the "artist" used Tiger Woods as the model. Seriously-- the mouth... the cheeks-- that's a skinny Tiger in a suit, not Lordy O. Put a red Nike shirt and a black Nike cap on him and... hold it, I thought I had a copyright on calling him Lord Obama. Now this "artist" comes along and paints him as a Christian icon.
It's all soooo confusing.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Liz Cheney

Just in case you missed Liz Cheney's response to a hostess on cable TV's Nitwit Broadcasting Channel, here it is.

Powerline watched it for us. Thanks, fellas.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spider, Meet Fly

It's pretty clear now that the Obama administration can't help itself when it comes to creating distractions from their agenda. The enhanced interrogation debacle is the latest and greatest in a long line. The idea of criminalizing policy differences with a prior administration is an absurdity that only a Soros-funded Moveon lunatic could want. But once the shock wears off that these people are so addled that they would actually do what no other president or congress in the long history of America has done a smile begins to form. At first it looks like a Cheney sneer, or a Dubya smirk. But soon it grows into the kind of wide grin that Lord Obama reserves only for his BFF Hugo Chavez.

I say, Bring It On.

Let's make clear once and for all that which Washington Democrats try to hide come election time: when it gets tough, when the situation calls for nasty tactics, they simply won't defend the United States.

DC Dems feel that seven and a half years of zero attacks inside the US represents enduring safety. A safety that lets them go back into repose, rewrite even recent history, and spew their hate-America-first beliefs. But when the buildings fall again, when bodies are pulled from the rubble again, and when the radiation sickness fatalities mount they'll be the ones who the voters will know are the gutless puke vermin that let us down. It will be clear.

Plus, as a short-term benefit to the nation, when the gears in DC are grinding to a halt over this issue there will be no political capital to push carbon taxes, nationalized healthcare, huge budget increases, and the rest of Lord O's miserable agenda. All attention will be on an American president trying to prosecute the preceding administration. There will be no oxygen left in DC for anything else-- think Clinton's impeachment, think Watergate, hell even Iran Contra stopped everything in DC. Yes, bring it, Lord O.

Something tells me that Obama inadvertently let the genie out of the bottle when he made that offhand remark that contradicted his prior "let's look forward" stance. He doesn't think two moves ahead this kid. It looks like there's no going back for him now that the mouth-foaming left has the scent of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld blood.
You owe 'em, Barry.
Do it!
Go ahead, do it!
What are ya, chicken?

Step into my parlor...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sleepy Summers-- My Hero

Chief Financial advisor for Lord O, Larry "Sleepy" Summers is voting with his eyelids on the latest power grab by the Big O. These shots were taken at the session today where Faithful Finance Elf Timmy and the Lord himself tried to strongarm the credit card issuers. 'Cause, ya know, O knows the credit business at least as well as he knows the auto business...

Nuke Terror and Chick-fil-A: Glorious

A great way to spend lunchtime: Start at 10:45 sitting in the 80 degree sunshine and finish reading "Banquo's Ghosts" by Lowry & Korman. Excellent tale ripped from tomorrow's headlines. Next roll over to Chick-fil-A for the best fast food east of In-n-Out. And then, tune into Mark Steyn on the 50,000 watt blowtorch of the South.

OK, so it took over 2 hours. Take it up with my boss.

Do yourself a favor and read "Banquo's Ghosts", a story of Iranian terrorists loose in NYC.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Naive or Shrewd?

The same question keeps popping up in discussions of the disaster that is the Lord Obama presidency: Hopelessly naive or shrewdly calculating?

My vote is that he's an academic Marxist. Every major college campus has dozens of these clowns padding around campus. They're in every department that isn't hard science/ engineering. He isn't special, he's just another clever campus commie. He's never made a payroll, never held a job where he had to please stockholders, never did much at all except polish another leftist's apple and get an attaboy and a good grade or promotion. To guys like that a mainstream liberal is a "Conservative." He is totally and completely a product of the far left and so, yeah, when it comes to doin' a grip and grin with thugs and dictators he can't even see why that's a problem. Telling al Qaeda our interrogation methods and further saying "Don't worry. We won't hurt you fellers"? No problem! So, in that way, he's a naive child playing grown-up sitting in the big chair until the adults come back.

But there is a shrewd political side to him too. He came out of the Chicago D Machine and continues to surround himself with that kind of hack and corner-cutter. Throw in his "community organizer" past and the Saul Alinsky school of politics of personal destruction and you can see the ugly underpinnings to this humorless, self-aggrandizing mama's boy. That part looks far from naive, thus the endless question I'm hearing every day from people trying to figure Lordy O out.

One thing's for certain, by going into a September 10th mode on every front in the primary conflict of our age, he has put his administration at grave risk. If something horrible happens in this country on his watch he's political toast. He won't be able to put the blame at the feet of the prior administration who kept terrorists from their evil designs inside the USA for seven and a half years. That will fall right at his feet and the blowback will be enormous. In that way he is hopelessly naive.

Don't look now but Rasmussen has him at 54% approval. Not exactly the stratospheric number that the legacy media promotes. They dismiss the opposition (not the Republicans who can't get it together-- We The People who are taking to the streets all over the country) yet they know the administration can't go to Congress with another bailout request, or carbon taxing scheme without Congressional Democrats pushing back now. Those moves in the first 90 days that looked bold are starting to look like a miscalculation. Naivete? It's starting to look like they are playing checkers in a world of 3-D chess boards.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DHS Is Watching

The Donovan has obtained a copy of the new terror assessment map at the Department of Homeland Security.

Around here we're damn glad to be in one of the 15 states where there be dragons!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Zero Point Zero Zero Three

I heard a couple of breathless radio news updates this AM trumpeting how Lord Obama is demanding a cut of $100 Million from his cabinet this morning. We're supposed to go, "Oh Lordy, he's cuttin' the spendin' now!" If I was a Secretary of Whatchamaccallit at the big cabinet meeting I'd have to cover my face lest the Lord see me smirk.

Sure, $100 Million sounds like a lot to you and me. It isn't even a rounding error in the budget of Health and Human Services. In fact, it's 0.003% of the federal budget.

Yes, 0.003%

Greg Mankiw gets out the calculator:

"Just to be clear: $100 million represents .003 percent of $3.5 trillion.To put those numbers in perspective, imagine that the head of a household with annual spending of $100,000 called everyone in the family together to deal with a $34,000 budget shortfall. How much would he or she announce that spending had be cut? By $3 over the course of the year--approximately the cost of one latte at Starbucks. The other $33,997? We can put that on the family credit card and worry about it next year."

Friday 4/17- Greenville, SC

A teaching moment.

Variation on a theme.

Another way of saying it.

And another huge ovation for Governor Sanford. Here he is with two of his four sons.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Greenville, SC 4/17 continued

Now that's a great sign---
Remember when it looked like we might actually be able to "drill, baby, drill" ? Now we know the one place open to probing exploration with Reid/Pelosi/Obama in control.

The crowd was younger than the one in Columbia on Wednesday likely due to the fact that this one took place after work.
The "Bow Seen 'Round The World" was noted by one sign maker. If you can't read that:
Obama- "I'm happy to serve my king."
Saudi Arabian King- "Good boy."
More to come...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Greenville, SC 4/17/2009

Friday night in beautiful Greenville, SC there was a "Tea Party" rally at the Bi-Lo Center. There were thousand in attendance. Here are a few scenes from the evening.

This four year old has a point of view about the recent "change" America got.

Of course Cuba got "change" 50 years ago, says this family.
The "Axis of Taxes" is a good one.
Liberty. I knew something was missing in 2009 America.
More to come...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Dr. Frank's Diagnosis

He doesn't like us very much.

For this, among many other things, we are eternally thankful.

Reason Indeed

The folks at Reason give you a look at who pays the income tax in the United states and how off-the-mark the rhetoric from the left is.

A good Slow Joe moment as we head into the weekend.

PS- Slow Joe and his wife gave less than 0.8% of their income to charity in 2008.

ADD: Here's a good link looking into the charitable giving history of the Obama's and Biden's. Much has been made of how little the Biden's give but when the Obama's were only making $200-250,000 they were just as tight with their charity giving.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 15, 2009 continued

From The State House, Columbia, South Carolina---
There were dozens and dozens of Gadsden Flags flying.

A few people brought Culpeper flags. Others had the LIBERTY flag(AKA: the Fort Moultrie flag), a precursor to our beautiful Palmetto Tree state flag.

The event started at 12:30 and by 1PM the crowd was at its peak, jammed between Gervais Street and the steps of the State Capitol. There was only one vocal lefty (within my earshot) among the thousands and he gave up on his delirium after a loud chant of U-S-A.

Senator Jim DeMint, a champion of liberty, freedom, and small government got a roaring ovation.

Next up was Governor Mark Sanford. It's hard to imagine any politician getting a louder, more positive reception than the one accorded our Governor.

Oh, by the way, it was about 72 degrees and the skies were clear. A beautiful day for one and all.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009 Columbia, SC

At The State House in Columbia, SC an estimated 3,000 plus citizens gathered this afternoon for a rally. The "Tea Party" was to demand smaller government, less spending, an end to bailouts, and real tax reform. It was just one of over a dozen such gatherings in SC this week. Others were scheduled for Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Aiken, Florence, York, Fort Mill, Florence, Georgetown, Isle of Palms, Lancaster, Pickens, and Simpsonville today. On Thursday Spartanburg will have an event and Friday night in Greenville there will be a big rally at the Bi-Lo center.

Most "Tea Parties" around the country didn't allow politicians to address the crowd but at the Capitol building in Columbia both Senator DeMint and Governor Sanford spoke. To say they were warmly received by the assembled thousands is a huge understatement-- they are seen as two of the few fiscal heroes in government anywhere in the country and the crowd greeted them as heroes.

Some attendees were young-- and on the hook for trillions of dollars.
Some made signs lookin' all 60's groovy.

The founding fathers were quoted about Liberty...
...while for others the day was mainly about taxes.
More to follow.

Call Big Mama Janet at DHS!

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