Did you know that the President of the United States could fire the CEO of General Motors? I didn’t, either.
Dang. That’s pretty powerful.
Oh, and the guy gets to collect on his $20 million retirement package.
I guess he earned it, although Obama’s brownshirts haven’t fully weighed in on that yet. Maybe he should tell them not to threaten the guy before they go and start planning bus tours of his house.
Barack Obama’s glib and assholish response to a recent question put to him regarding the legalization of marihuana really pissed me off. A very large number of people submitted questions to him about this online for his so-called town hall meeting on Thursday and here is how he dismissed them:
I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy — (laughter) — and job creation. And I don’t know what this says about the online audience — (laughter) — but I just want — I don’t want people to think that — this was a fairly popular question; we want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is, no, I don’t think that is a good strategy — (laughter) — to grow our economy. (Applause.)
No rationale given, no acknowledgement of the seriousness of the question, no nothing: just the usual ignorance from someone who is in a position to finally stop a very wasteful and destructive front in the so-called War on Drugs —but who will not because of his essential cowardice.
The question isn’t going away, Barry. Hemp is for victory. You’ve got the wife out in the backyard growing vegetables, so why are you afraid of this plant? Hell, you’re a tobacco smoker! You fucking smoke poison every day of the week —so what is your argument against marihuana? Well, there isn’t one —unless you’re an asshole who would prefer to keep marihuana illegal as a pretext for prosecuting and investigating other actual crimes.
At some point, critical political mass will be reached and the logic of ending the criminalization of marihuana will become inescapable. You want cellulosic ethanol? Industrial grade hemp will give you that. It will also give you tens of thousands of “green jobs.” Those are the good ones, right? The ones that don’t get “shipped overseas”? You want natural alternatives to pharmaceutical pain management for people fighting cancer and other diseases? Safely and domestically grown marihuana varieties will give you that. They will also give you hundreds of thousands of home farmers and cottage industrialists of every imaginable kind. And do you want to see a dramatic reduction in the violence and lawlessness inflicted on this country by the smuggling operations of the Mexican criminal class? Then disincentivize what they do, dumbass! After 70 years of ostensibly trying to stop marihuana, how about some real change in the Government’s “thinking” for once?
Until two months ago, it was always possible to refer to the President of the United States by the old Cold War title of the “leader of the free world.” It was something to remind us that we were different from the Soviets and Red China and all the other wretched peoples struggling under Communism. One could have even used it to refer to Jimmy Carter. Good God! Think of that! But today it sounds ridiculous when applied to someone whose greatest desire is to diminish and devalue our place in the world. Today it is a dead term.
What a great tragedy the American People have brought onto themselves. I still sometimes cannot believe it’s happening.
You know why Barack Obama is so inhospitable to charitable contributions made by individuals —especially the wealthier ones? Because he sees Government as the preferred dispensery of largesse. If he can work to limit individual choice in the matter of giving, then it makes it easier for Government to control who gets what and when.
Community organizers know how work all the angles, see.
I just watched the President’s latest prime time news conference and couldn’t help noticing that he enjoys blaming his political opponents for everything. If his Socialist solutions to our economic problems are crazy or if he can’t even demonstrate the most basic level of competence in doing his job, it must be because Bushitler spiked the trees. What a crybaby! “I inherited this mess! Waaahhhhh!”
Nobody —except partisan assholes like Pelosi, Reid, and Frank— wants to pass this outrageous budget of his because they recognize how tremendous the debt will become. I mean world-ending debt. It will break us over and do lasting damage to our economy and stability. Who the hell does he think he’s kidding with this shit?!
He may still have his little Marxist fantasies of guaranteeing everybody’s economic equality, but Barack Obama’s about to walk into the Great Buzzsaw of Reality. America can’t afford his delusions. Let’s see if there’re still any Democrats left who have the stones to tell him no.
I didn’t catch this yesterday, as my personal ban on the excrement dispensery CNN remains unlifted, but Obamachrist’s chief economic buffoon told John King (emphasis added):
Again, you know, anytime we have now got taxpayer money on the line, what we have an obligation to do is do it in a way that protects the American taxpayer. What is going to be the way that gets these institutions safe, gets them doing what we need them to do, which is lend like crazy, and just basically functioning again for the economy.
Translation: Socialism isn’t just an economic philosophy, but a vehicle for social progress. Therefore, let’s do the same things we did before and pretend that it’s going to be different this time.
BTW, I happen to be one of those Americans who benefited from the easy terms of the housing market of the past several years. The only real difference I can think of between me and the poor bastards who got foreclosed on is that I don’t do stupid shit like renting to own my furniture or doing my grocery shopping at convenience stores or eating out every meal or forgetting that the mortgage always comes first.
Is that the new term? I just heard Robert Gibbs use it in his daily briefing, so I guess the Obama people are trying to move away from the unlovely “toxic assets” to something that more truthfully reflects their need to blame everything on Bush.
Have you noticed that? Obama enjoys blaming people. He especially loves blaming Dick Cheney. Oh, and Rush Limbaugh, too. But it’s an essential part of his character: he’s “inherited” all of these problems. It’s just terribly frustrating, as he told 60 Minutes this past weekend, that he has to deal with all of these things that happened years before he showed up. What a child!
It’s children, after all, who can’t understand that the world existed before they did. The world, as we adults know it, is one great legacy that must be dealt with and lived through. And it cannot be “blamed” on anyone.
Obamachrist had better get it together and stop trying to impose his fantasy world of Marxist gibberish on the rest of us.
UPDATE: Apparently, “legacy assets” is not a new term, but neither is it one that can be used interchangeably with “toxic assets.” In any event, Obama’s people should probably stick with “toxic assets” —especially in light of how much has been paid for its use.
If you watched Steve Kroft’s interview with the President tonight on 60 Minutes, it should be clear to you that The One knows as well as anyone that the excise tax passed by the House on bonuses paid to executives with AIG or the other bail-out recipients is un-Constitutional and ridiculously unfair. He wouldn’t come right out and say it, but you know he knows it is against America’s legal principles.
Of course the bonuses are bullshit —but they are contractually obligatory. And who tried to protect those bonuses? Chris Dodd. The White House. Other hypocritical assholes who had no idea that a pittance of $165 million would even get noticed in this wholesale rush to state ownership of the financial industry. Now they know different.
Even more bullshit still is Obama’s suggestion that there should be compensation caps on Wall Street executives —and that they should be glad that they aren’t like the poor schmucks elsewhere in the country who would be glad to have a salary of even “$75,000.” You can just tell that this man has no faith in the free market —but infinite faith in the power of class warfare.
After all, he’s a Marxist.
The people who elected Barack Obama President are ignorant assholes who should apologize. That is the bottom line and I will insist on it from here on in.
The four major broadcast networks are whining about having to pre-empt their programs so that President TelePrompTer can
fling more partisan shit explain his Administration’s incompetence give another campaign speech next Tuesday:
Obama will take to the air next Tuesday evening — bumping the most popular show on television, “American Idol.” Fulfilling their scheduling civic duty is starting to seem increasingly cumbersome to broadcasters, however. Between a struggling economy and ratings sagging in midseason, every interruption costs networks advertising dollars and momentum.
“At a time when we’re struggling not only financially but to build audiences, this doesn’t help on either front,” one network executive said. “These repeated interruptions — and the rumor of even more to come — really make it difficult to build audience flow and loyalty. We will all lose one or two million dollars for this.”
Cry me a river, bitches. Had your networks’ news departments seen fit to report on the absurdity of this narcissistic liar’s candidacy when there was still a chance for our country, we might not have to be burdened with this nonsense now.
So assume the position, you wretched propagandists. Your lord and savior demands your abject loyalty —so give it up.
BTW, what’s Obamachrist going to talk about? Race? That will fix the economy.
President TelePrompTer’s got some nerve to say anything about AIG when he is second only to the even dirtier Senator Dodd on the list of politicians who took campaign money from that company:
AIG executives gave more than $630,000 during the 2008 political cycle even as the company was falling apart
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance reports, more than $120,000 of that money was donated after AIG received its first $85 billion in federal bailout funds in September. The company has since received a total of $170 billion in taxpayer cash to prevent its collapse.
Their generosity included more than $23,000 to Obama’s campaign.
Both Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain raked in much larger sums from AIG earlier in the year. Obama collected a total of $130,000 from AIG in 2008, while McCain accepted a total of $59,499.
These fucking dumbasses are corrupt to their very cores —and now they want to confiscate these ridiculous ”retention” bonuses that they signed off on?! How are you idiots going to do that? By trying to enact a bill of attainder against these losers (who, BTW, went mostly “unretained”)? Good luck with that! Try not to destroy several centuries of common law and contract law while you’re at it!
Miserable sacks of shit —the whole lot of them. And now they say that Freddie’s and Fannie’s executives are gonna get huge bonuses, too? For what? Destroying this country’s housing market? Good Christ!
Shit, meet fan.
Can’t wait for 2010.
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