June 30, 2009

It's not often that I get to second Hot Air's Allahpundit.

But in this case, he is spot-freaking-on.

In the name of all that is good and holy, Gov. Sanford...





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Now that it's official...

... and Norm Coleman (a nice guy, but RiNO's RiNO) has conceded to Senator Stewart Smalley - I have a quick question for the Megan McCains, Katie Parkers, David Frums and Colin Powells of the world - you know, the people who think the GOP has to be more "moderate" in order to win elections...

How did that out for the GOP in Minnesota last year?

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Like most couples that end in divorce...

... there comes a time when you start to think that differences actually are irreconcilable - not just that you think they are, that they actually are.

I mean, I really don't know how many more times I can handle the ministers of the church of "Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism" calling me a traitor or a terrorist before I start to believe, seriously, that secession is the only answer.

Republic of Texas, anyone?

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June 26, 2009

The Human Highlight Reel strikes again.

Pretty soon, the Real Vice President of Genius is going to need his own "idiot" category.

Yep, we really dodged a bullet with that Palin chick.

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June 24, 2009

An idea so stupid...

... it could only have come from a Congressional Democrat.

Ladies and Gentlemen - Barney "Real Man of Genius" Frank!

Back when the housing mania was taking off, Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank famously said he wanted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to "roll the dice" in the name of affordable housing. That didn't turn out so well, but Mr. Frank has since only accumulated more power. And now he is returning to the scene of the calamity -- with your money. He and New York Representative Anthony Weiner have sent a letter to the heads of Fannie and Freddie exhorting them to lower lending standards for condo buyers.

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong.

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June 17, 2009

One of the highest of Hack Holidays

Bet you didn't know today is Bunker Hill Day!  Well, you would - if you worked (harrumph!) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or the City of Boston, that is.

Oddly enough, Boston's soon-to-be-defunct other paper couldn't find anything funny to say today.

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June 15, 2009

Because we can all use a laugh today

You're welcome.

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June 12, 2009

A quick question for Katie, Davey, Chrissy, Colin, etc.

Is this the Barack Obama you morons thought you knew?

Mr. Post-Partisan.  Right?

Mr. Bring-All-Sides-Together.  Right?

The Light-Worker.  Right?

Great fucking job, idiots.  Feel free to continue to sell us all down the river - it's not like it even matters anymore.  You sold us this Unicorn Shit Sandwich, and now we're all gonna chow down.

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June 11, 2009

Like who didn't see this coming?

Olympia Snowe?  Open to the "public option" (in other words, the Obamacare "option" that effectively nukes all private health insurance)?  Why, of course she is!

Let us face it - any time the Zero needs a so-called Republican to sandbag any hope the party may have to stop some of the moronic and destructive aspects of his agenda, the dimmer of the two Maine dingbats will only be too happy to pitch in.

Yes, she can.

Seriously, would there be any difference - any functional difference at all - if an actual Democrat held that seat?

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I have it on good authority that Kathleen Parker is a slut.

C'mon morons, it's just a joke.

Oh, you don't like it?  Tough fucking shit - she had it coming.

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June 10, 2009

Remain calm. All is well.

Hmmm - interest rates rising when there's no recovery in sight.  What could possibly go wrong?

Rates on the 30-year T-bill are up some 90% (4.67%) over their lows of 7-months ago (2.5%).  At a time when unemployment is ramping up and predictions of economic recovery are being backed out into 2010.

But I'm sure it will all and well.

Because we have a cool new President - with great pecs.

H/T streetwise.

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The Nuclear Debt Bomb

Here comes the VAT.

Normally Paul Krugman, the liberal pundit and Nobel laureate in economics, and Paul Ryan, a conservative Republican congressman from Wisconsin, share little in common except their first names and a scorching passion for views they champion from opposite political poles. So when the two combatants agree on a fundamental threat to the U.S. economy, Americans should heed this alarm as the real thing. What's worrying both Krugman and Ryan is the rapid increase in the federal debt - ... the huge structural deficits that, under all projections, keep building the burden far into the future to unsustainable, ruinous heights.

And both agree that there is one - and only one answer for that - the Value Added Tax, or VAT.

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June 09, 2009

Palin causes heartburn among Beltway Republicans

To which I reply - GOOD!

Sarah Palin has begun to get on the nerves of Republican senators who say the former GOP vice presidential nominee is taking her own White House aspirations entirely too seriously.

Actually, I think it's because she's manning-up and showing leadership in the face of the Failure of Obamanation while the Beltway GOP is cowering at the rumpside of The Won, but whatever.
But those same senators may have their eye on a 2012 White House run or be friends with senators with presidential ambitions. And Palin, who does not have a lot of Washington connections, energized the party’s grass roots in 2008 while bucking the D.C. establishment, leaving much of the party’s elite grumbling about her appeal to the conservative base.

In other words, Republicam Senators - quick to demonstrate just how ludicrously irrelevant they are - have already picked their fave and Saracuda ain't it.

Color me unsurprised.

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Even the AP is calling BS on The Won's claims

Behold!  The souring of HopenChange

President Barack Obama is promising some exciting coming attractions for his stimulus plan. But it turns out they're just summer reruns.

Starting off with snark.  I'm liking where this piece is going already.

As to the substance - well, what they've been doing is a total, complete and demonstrable failure.  But I suppose if they do it really fast... more...

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June 08, 2009

I have no idea who is Paul Ibrahim

But I like the cut of his jib!

The reality is that the Republican Party has, for at least a decade, been everything contrary to what the “purists” wanted it to be. In fact, it has taken every step the big-tenters claim are necessary to “save” the party from permanent minority status.

This entire piece is a huge freaking A-MEN!  Please, do read it all.

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Cheap at twice the price!

The Unicorn Prince - sprinkling a little Spendulus magic...

President Barack Obama is promising to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, repackaging a pledge the administration made weeks earlier as the economy continues to lose hundreds of thousands of jobs each month.

Well, running the numbers that comes out to approximately $1.3M per job.

Yep - that's wise use of Other Peoples' Money, there.
Obama's promise to create large numbers of jobs - a vow that Vice President Joe Biden made last month - quickly drew criticism from oponents and economists who have argued his stimulus plan thus far hasn't delivered.

"I think these estimates are overly optimistic," said Arpitha Bykere, a senior analyst with RGE Monitor.

Bykere said it likely will be later this year before any meaningful job creation occurs from stimulus spending.

How dare they question The Unicorn Prince!  Off the the re-education camps with them!  Poste Haste!!

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Tough day for the Hate America gang

Just a pair of headlines for this Monday morning...

Conservatives score wins in EU parliament voting

Lebanon's pro-Western majority declares victory

Certainly there's at least one former President crying in his oatmeal over the last one.  Warms my heart, that.

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June 04, 2009

More awesomeness

The Obama recovery just keeps rolling on...

Although consumer confidence may be increasing, it's not showing up at the cash register yet. Many retailers posted disappointing May sales on Thursday, and food and necessities remained high on shoppers' lists.

According a Goldman Sachs/ICSC tally, overall same-store sales fell 4.6 percent, worse than the 3 percent drop predicted.

Looks like there are soon to be a few more "funemployed" - looking forward to finding their inner layabout.  Splendid.

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Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Someone needs to alert Cindy Sheehan to the fact that George Bush ain't POTUS anymore.

Cindy Sheehan, who drew national attention for camping outside former President George W. Bush's ranch in protest of the Iraq War, is following him to Dallas. Sheehan will lead a demonstration Monday protesting "crimes against humanity."

"We can't allow George Bush's crimes to be forgotten just because he is not in office anymore," she said in an e-mail.

Here's a thought, genius - why don't you go after the current occupant of the White House, who seems to have a habit of, basically, grokking just about everything Chimpy McBushitler did over the last 8-years.

I've said it before - this woman needs therapy, not more public exposure.

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June 03, 2009

And once again, reality.

Can't wait to see the Reality Based CommunityTM start to madly spin this:

The U.S. economy's recovery may have stalled after data on Wednesday showed half a million private sector jobs were lost in May and mortgage applications fell last week as rising interest rates frightened away buyers.

The only news to me here was that the so-called recovery had allegedly ever started - which one would think is a prerequisite for stalling.
One ray of hope though came from another report showing planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell for a fourth consecutive month in May, reaching the lowest level in eight months.

Well, hate to cloud-up that ray of hope, but once you've laid-off everyone the pace of lay-offs tends to slow to almost zero.


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