Sorry that this blog sucks. I am becoming indifferent to it.
THIS MACHINE KILLS LEFTISTS
Did you see Obama’s renomination of Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve today?
Bernanke’s slightly better on the TelePrompTer.
What a creepy bit of historical B-roll.
Again: how does Obama manage to convince people he’s that smart?
Glenn Reynolds links to this piece of news tonight from the Department of State (emphasis added):
The OAS Foreign Ministers mission is in Honduras seeking support for the San Jose Accord, which would restore the democratic and constitutional order and resolve the political crisis in Honduras. In support of this mission and as a consequence of the de facto regime’s reluctance to sign the San Jose Accord, the U.S. Department of State is conducting a full review of our visa policy in Honduras. As part of that review, we are suspending non-emergency, non-immigrant visa services in the consular section of our embassy in Honduras, effective August 26. We firmly believe a negotiated solution is the appropriate way forward and the San Jose Accord is the best solution.
To permit this ridiculous fraud of a President and his useful idiots in Congress to expand our country’s debt way into the trillions is morally insane. Our civilization cannot survive with that kind of debt and the concomitant taxation.
We have been warned. Now we should act.
Did you hear this ridiculous liar of a President we’re stuck with say this [yester]day? (emphasis mine)
President Obama made what his advisers believe were his first public comments on the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, basically knocking its performance during his health-care-themed town hall in New Hampshire.
He said an audience member raised a “legitimate concern” about how a government-run health-care program might affect private insurers.
“My answer is that if the private insurance companies are providing a good bargain, and if the public option has to be self-sustaining — meaning taxpayers aren’t subsidizing it, but it has to run on charging premiums and providing good services and a good network of doctors, just like any other private insurer would do — then I think private insurers should be able to compete. They do it all the time.”
Then he invoked the Postal Service:
“I mean, if you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? No, they are. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.”
That comment provoked laughter from the audience.
“That comment” makes absolute nonsense of his socialism. In fact, it very succinctly implies that Government entities are prone to acceptable levels of inefficiency and waste because it is typically assumed that they will be subsidized indefinitely, thereby making “competition” an open fiction.
It does not matter that Obama says the public option “has to be self-sustaining” because that’s a lie and he knows it’s a lie as he tells it.
The best thing that could possibly happen to this guy right now is some disaster or crisis to make him “look” Presidential. Otherwise, and day by day, the recklessness and arrogance of this Lying Narcissist on the subject of health care will erode his position with the moderates and other kinds of polite straddlers who are still too stubborn to admit that they got took when they voted for him.
I heard Richard Holbrooke say the other day that the United States is no longer going to participate in the destruction of poppy fields in Afghanistan. Why? Because, Holbrooke said, it wasn’t accomplishing anything: it was antagonizing the little guys and not depriving al-Qaedists or the Taliban of their funding. And it was a huge waste of money.
In other news, three young people have been murdered in this city in the past two weeks because of marihuana deals gone bad.
Why are young people dying because of marihuana? Why are they going to jail for it?
Is anyone paying attention to this? The guy looks awful.
Also, the things coming out of his mouth are shit. Billious, booming, and very boring shit.
How can wealthy men involve themselves in Socialist schemes? Easy: they know that their complicities are indemnified by the elites. There will always be speeches, board memberships, and other sinecures to bring them their hundreds of thousands. These partisan whores will always be shuttled about in luxury and walled off from the meaner consequences of their economic crimes. So what is there to fear when the major organs of news dissemination in this country are propagandists in the service of the President?
Nothing but nothingness. Right, Larry?