Negative Nelly says 2011 will be bad

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Where to cut spending? Here’s 3T worth over 10 years

This is a very good piece on where to begin making real, substantial cuts to govt spending. The time for games and parliamentary tricks is over. We stop the runaway spending or we cease as a nation. That’s how serious the problem is.

This is a powerful, patient-driven approach, allowing individuals to take control of their own dollars. In total, the Ryan approach would powerfully realign incentives and would, according to the CBO’s analysis of the Roadmap last January, reduce government spending by $370 billion a year in 2020.

We’ve identified almost $3 trillion in real spending cuts over a decade, and have only scratched the surface. New House rules enable Mr. Ryan to create the conditions for reform via enforceable spending caps on all domestic government spending if Congress fails to produce a budget. He should use this authority to halt the current spending binge.

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Fountain Lady: Too stoopid for her own good

Thank you to BrunDawg for this gem!

Typical liberal. This broad literally cries because no one considered her feelings when she fell down in 8 inches of water. The ambulance chaser tells us that he’s “gonna hold all responsible parties accountable”. This betrays him as a typical liberal, because the only responsible party, her – is not being held accountable.

This is condition white. This is the type of shit that happens when you live in condition white. This woman is your typical, helpless victim.

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Why do we own guns? Because we’re racist, of course.

Amazing how he doesn’t can’t connect the dots between gun ownership and lower crime rates. Also between the urban cesspool of liberalism and higher crime. What a tool.

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Tunisia is a better credit risk than Illinois

Post revolutionary Tunisia!

As China’s president heads over to Barack’s home town, we wonder if he is aware that according to the market, Chicago is in a state whose credit risk is about 100 basis points wider compared to a post-revolutionary Tunisia. Despite the country’s recent presidential coup, and subsequent downgrade by Moodys to Baa2, the African nation’s CDS, which spiked from 120 to 180 bps, is still just 100 basis points inside the CDS of Illinois.

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2011, juuuuuuuuuust a little tardy…

Ok, I know, I know, this is WAY late. I won’t even bother making excuses. I expect half credit for my work,lol. For the record I DID write the bulk of this back around New Years. I’m more than a little disturbed by the assasination attempt thing happening so quickly. It didn’t fit my guess exactly but still…
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The House intends to make a very shrewd move… or not

I’m getting to where I really like John Boehner. As soon as this is published I’m sure he may have disappointed me but I’m getting past my reservations I’ve had about him. My first impression of him was that of a used car salesman with a Tom Brokaw speech impediment. I sold him short on his first emotional outburst of note, the big “Hell no” moment when the healthcare bill passed the House. I thought the moment rated more indignation.

The getting all choked up thing, I can let him slide on that. Some things get the best of anyone emotionally but DAMN, how about some FIRE when it’s time to be pissed off? There is one thing I am starting to observe about this guy and I find it to be redeeming. Whenever something offends him deeply he does something about it with determined single-mindedness. He doesn’t show his anger as clearly as he shows other of his emotions but he kind of makes up for that with deeds. That is a very endearing quality in spite of my desire for a more redneck approach in dealing with evil people.

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Obamacare repealed in the House

The House voted to repeal Obamacare by a hell of a lot bigger margin than it was passed last year.

The newly muscular House Republicans voted Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s health care overhaul — a move that is largely symbolic because the Democratic-controlled Senate is poised to ignore it while Obama is certain to veto it should it somehow pass through Congress.

The House passed the bill 245-189 with three Democrats — Reps. Mike Ross, Dan Boren and Mike McIntyre –joining the Republican effort.
Even though Democrats are certain to block the bill in the Senate, Republicans are determined to chisel away at the law through attempts to deny funding for parts of the legislation as they go into effect in the coming years.

A flash in the pan 111th Congress passed the POS using bribes, threats, pay-offs, parliamentary trickery and midnight votes. The 112th Congress overturned it with a much larger margin and much, much more honest vote but it won’t go away anyway. Elections matter.

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Sheila Jackass Lee: Repeal of ObamaCare “killing Americans”

So much for toning down the rhetoric, huh?


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What happens when….Part II

Makes just as much sense… (hat tip to Jim22)

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It’s a conspiracy. Or a cover up. Or something.

I always knew there was something fishy about these two.  My theory: “Rachel Maddow” actually is Justin Bieber.  For sure.  No doubt in my mind.  “Her” logic is about the same as a teenage dimwit boy.  “She” has the physical attributes of a dimwit teenage boy.  And they share the same percentage of the adult viewing audience, which of course, is statistically insignificant.

Page One of  ‘The Clark Kent Guide to Alter Ego Disguise: Add or change glasses.”

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What Happens When Someone Who Has Never Read Our Constitution Tries To Quote It?

This is what happens. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said Tuesday that repealing Democrats’ national health care overhaul law would violate the U.S. Constitution. It’s a pathetic attempt to appear to have embraced the Constitution that Americans love, perhaps. Or, it could be bone-stupid ignorance. Anyhow she is still dealing in generalities – talking points – rather than facts. By any sane definition health care is not a right, as she alleges. Rights have been granted by God. The Congress is not God.

It’s obvious to me that she has no idea what she is talking about.

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Sit quiet, junior. Grown folks are talkin’.

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SEIU flyer “targets” Wal-Mart developer with protest at his personal address

like a rented mule…

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Nazi death camp in Philadelphia

Pure, Satanic evil.

PHILADELPHIA — A doctor who gave abortions to minorities, immigrants and poor women in a “house of horrors” clinic was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, made millions of dollars over 30 years, performing as many illegal, late-term abortions as he could, prosecutors said. State regulators ignored complaints about him and failed to inspect his clinic since 1993, but no charges were warranted against them given time limits and existing law, District Attorney Seth Williams said. Nine of Gosnell’s employees also were charged.

Gosnell “induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord,” Williams said.

Liberals love regulations. They want to regulate the hell out of the Internet, your bank, your doctor, what a convenience store pays its staff, your home town farmers’ market, what your kids have supper and whether or not your rifle has a black plastic stock but suggest that maybe the killing of children should be regulated and they scurry into the shadows like roaches.

This isn’t and isolated incident, I guarantee it.

If God exists and there is any kind of cosmic justice, we will all pay for allowing this to occur in our nation.

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Democrats urge the killing and eating of children

If Sarah Palin is guilty for using targets, then these people super-doubleplus-guilty for using the target and the word “target” and clearly identifying their target: Chili con bebe in a vegetable base, apparently. Their utter ridiculousness has definitely created a target-rich environment.

I’m gonna beat this topic like a rented mule.

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Somebody gave Wolf Blitzer his stones back…

Just keep telling yourself “everyone loves it”, Nancy… You’re looking more and more delusional by the day.

Blitzer: Maybe people don’t like the way the provisions were put together.
Pelosi: Maybe they don’t like the way your poll was put together.
Blitzer: Now that’s just childish, Nancy.
Pelosi: “Now that’s just childish, Nancy.”
Blitzer: Are you repeating me?
Pelosi: “Are you repeating me?”
Blitzer: Stop it.
Pelosi: “Stop it.”

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Baby Doc flew back to Haiti

And was promptly arrested.

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was charged with corruption and the theft of his country’s meagre funds last night after the former Haitian dictator was hauled before a judge in Port-au-Prince

Two days after his return to the country he left following a brutal 15-year rule, a noisy crowd of his supporters protested outside the state prosecutor’s office while he was questioned over accusations that he stole public funds and committed human rights abuses after taking over as president from his father in 1971.

“His fate is now in the hands of the investigating judge. We have brought charges against him,” said Port-au-Prince’s chief prosecutor, Aristidas Auguste.

I am guessing this is going to turn out badly for the former dictator. There his a high probability he has a date with a rope.

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MLK parade route bomb in Spokane has the left coiled like a spring

Apparently, it was a real threat.

“It definitely was, by all early analysis, a viable device that was very lethal and had the potential to inflict multiple casualties,” said Frank Harrill, the special agent in charge of the Spokane FBI office. “Clearly, the timing and placement of a device – secreted in a backpack – with the Martin Luther King parade is not coincidental. We are doing everything humanly possible to identify the individuals or individual who constructed and placed this device.”

Harrill wouldn’t disclose specific details about the bomb.

But two security sources, who did not want to be named because they were not authorized to discuss the case, told The Spokesman-Review that they received a briefing Tuesday suggesting that the bomb was equipped to detonate by a remote device, such as a car remote or a garage door opener. The bomb apparently also had its own shrapnel that could have caused significant injuries to anyone near the blast.

Investigators were also concerned that the placement of the backpack – on a metal bench with a brick wall behind it – would have directed any blast toward marchers in the street.

“I think the link to the Martin Luther King celebration and march is inescapable,” Harrill said. “At that point, it falls directly in the realm and sphere of domestic terrorism. Clearly, there was some political or social agenda here.”

Liberal bloggers and talking heads are coiled springs right now. The tension is intense. They desperately want the bomb to be the work of a right winger. They desperately want it to have been placed by a racist teabagger. They want it so badly they can taste it.

It might, however, be the work of an Islamist. In the wake of the Tuscon shootings, the left can’t afford to blame the bomb on angry teabaggers and have then it turn out to be the work of a jihadi. They just can’t.

So they sit in silent tension waiting for word and for the chance to pounce. They are ready, all they need is for investigators to point out a white guy and the silence will turn into a tsunami of vitriol for everybody from Sarah Palin to William F. Buckley.

If it turns out it was placed by somebody named Muhammad Khalid, however, you will never hear another word about it. They have nothing to say about that.

That’s how it works.

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More on Amy Chua’s Chinese Tiger Mothers

Ok, first off, Ms Chua. I have met her clone many many times. I grew up in a very upper middle class area and the kids of these mothers were never seen anywhere after school. I was friends with a couple over the years and having visited their homes can attest to the hyper strict structure that she is describing. And, as RD was saying, the whole focus of achievement reeked of social status as much as anything else. One kid was a Cello player. Not far off the mark from Violin really. The sad part was that whatever great skills they attained or perfect grades, they really didn’t have too many friends and the kids were social clutzes. Ultimately that’s a difficult thing to overcome as you get older, moreso than less than perfect math skills. While I’m sure the asian kids I once knew are making great money, live in good neighborhoods and drive the right kind of cars, have the right club memberships, etc, I don’t think either one of them has a good grasp on the value of life as much as the value of things. Chua’s kids will be shoo-ins for good postitions in the workforce yes, but not having the social skills needed to establish context they will struggle with their place in society, just like their mom. Its a harsh tradeoff and one that subsumes a child’s potential tangential destiny beneath the directives of their parents.

My kids have been given a much different option but its come at the cost of pretty weird arguments with the wife. Mrs Locke is understandably disgusted with the standards of public schools. While my daughters were mastering 8 inch stacks of language (both Chinese and English) flashcarsds at 24 months, they now have to suffer through class with kids who have no interest in reading. Our girls get homework even when school doesn’t assign it and are asked to do the next grade level’s work. They get math quizes as part of breakfast, science in the kitchen or with their little chemistry kits, the greenhouse, or their microscopes, and have to practice their instruments daily. We don’t accept the “normal” curriculum as sufficient because it isn’t, and as Chua points out, kids have potential that just won’t get fulfilled without challenging the students. Sound harsh or vaguely Asian? Well consider this then.

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Hawaii governor can’t find Obama birth certificate

Heh.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president’s chances of re-election in 2012.

Yep, that is just about perfect. At just about the time the whole birther thing was chilling out, Abercrombie bursts onto the scene, makes a big deal out of how he was going to ride to Obama’s rescue on this issue and, instead, stirs the whole issue up again. Classic.

Obama must be thrilled.

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NAACP rally celebrates American diversity, covers up old white man

 

Yeah, that’s George Washington

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Dick Cheney has the heart of a teenager

He keeps it in a jar on his desk. The heart in his chest, however, is going to need a swap out.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview that aired on Tuesday that he will have decide whether to undergo a heart transplant to replace the heart pump that is now keeping him alive.

“I’ll have to make a decision at some point whether or not I want to go for a transplant,” he told NBC News. “But we haven’t addressed that yet.”

Cheney, who turns 70 later this month, has had five heart attacks, the latest in February 2010.

He opted for a heart pump in July after experiencing increasing congestive heart failure, a chronic condition that develops as the heart loses its ability to pump properly and gradually enlarges.

Dick Cheney actually died about ten years ago. The Grim Reaper was just too afraid to tell him.

Wishing our dark lord and master the best.

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I got nothin’…

Seriously, nothing.

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Only 729 days into his presidency…

Obama orders a look at the job crushing, business destroying, intuitive stealing, entrepreneurialism stifling regulations of the federal government. All it took was a crushing electoral defeat for his party and his agenda.

President Barack Obama Tuesday ordered a government-wide review of regulations with the goal of eliminating those that hurt job creation and make the U.S. economy less competitive.

Obama took action after unveiling his plan in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal in which he said some rules have placed “unreasonable burdens on business — burdens that have stifled innovation and have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs.”

The executive order marked Obama’s latest move to repair relations with U.S. business, which were frayed amid bitter debate over his overhauls of Wall Street regulations and healthcare that some business leaders said would stymie corporate America.

Better late than never, I suppose. Here is a gimme to start with Barry: The $600 per year 1099 requirement you smuggled into law in the Obamacare bill. It’s a real job killer.

The rest is here.

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