Krugman now a *howling* partisan hack…

… as opposed to merely being a plain old vanilla partisan hack.

It seems that he’s now taking the press for task for allowing the conservative side to be given a hearing.  Apparently,President No Plan should be the only voice heard :

No, the cult that I see as reflecting a true moral failure is the cult of balance, of centrism.

Think about what’s happening right now. We have a crisis in which the right is making insane demands ….

blah, blah, blah.

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Obama Adminstration has pwned the economy!

According to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Informational Video on Obama’s New Energy Source

Worst caption I’ve read in a while…

obama sitting in a dark room with a couple of minions

Says the Atlantic Monthly : “Americans are quite pessimistic these days, and this gloomy photo of President Obama sitting with advisers in a dark room probably won’t cheer them up.”

Now witness the power of a full operational Death Panel

Hey – remember how Obama and his cronies mocked the idea of death panels?  Well they set one up.  White house speak with fork tongue.

the President’s advisors were no doubt hoping that the “death panel” debate was… well… dead. But Obama himself inadvertently resurrected it when, in response to Republican budget proposals, he claimed that Medicare costs will be kept under control by the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Obamacare opponents have been screaming about this committee since it was first added to the “reform” bill. And, since that time, anyone with the temerity to call it by its proper name — death panel — has been vilified by the Democrats and the “news” media. Nonetheless, that’s precisely what IPAB will be. Its sole purpose is to cut funding for some health care services seniors now take for granted. And those cuts will kill people.

Some of the members seem to have let their god-like powers go to their heads already :

“Somebody has to say no to the terminal patient who refuses to acknowledge that he or she is terminal and demands hopeless if expensive treatment.… Somebody has to have the power to rule that Procedure A or Drug A is more cost-effective than Procedure B or Drug B.… Even Heaven has a gatekeeper.”

Read the rest here.

Unions sue, in attempt to remind Obama who’s boss

Shutdown, schmutdown.

It’s actually kinda funny; “involuntary servitude” is when you voluntarily keep your cushy government  job, but the funds by which you will certainly be paid have not yet been rubber-stamped is just laughable.

AARP and a Cliche

Q: Why did AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) come out so strongly for ObamaCare, in spite of the wishes of the retired folks they “represent”?

A: Follow the money.

Oldsters really should just join AMAC.

BTW, I really do have to get around to reading this report on AARP.

The truth about the false choice (Ruth Marcus)

It’s time to retire the false choice.

As a rhetorical device, particularly as a political rhetorical device, the false choice has outlived its usefulness, if it ever had any. The phrase has become a trite substitute for serious thinking. It serves too often to obscure rather than to explain.

President Obama has employed the false-choice device in assessing financial reform, environmental regulation, defense contracting, civil liberties, crime policy, health care, the deployment of troops in Iraq, Native Americans, the space program and, most recently, the situation in Libya.

On his South American trip, he pulled off a false-choice trifecta, citing “the old stale debates between state-run economies and unbridled capitalism; between the abuses of right-wing paramilitaries and left-wing insurgents; between those who believe that the United States causes all the region’s problems and those who believe that the United States ignores all the problems.” All three, Obama said, “are false choices, and they don’t reflect today’s realities.”

The false-choice dodge takes three overlapping forms. The first, a particular Obama specialty, is the false false choice. Set up two unacceptable extremes that no one is seriously advocating and position yourself as the champion of the reasonable middle ground between these unidentified straw men.

Read the rest

 

 

President Barack Obama’s First Ad of 2012

Wow…. the  2012 campaign, starting so soon?

 

Logo Math

This :

plus this :

plus this :

Equals this :

Missle Defense Agency logo

Media Matters’ ACORN Fail

Hee hee.

  • Step One – edit out statement that murder … or even existence of husband is known.
  • Step Two – complain that story assumes murder was committed.

Gotta love those “nonpartisan” organizations… especially this one. Heck Media Matters has even obediently picked up on Nancy Pelosi’s weird fixation on assassination… though rather poorly; JFK was killed by a Communist, after all… not an Evil Right Winger.

Media Matters Cracks Me Up Sometimes…

They demanded that Fox News release the full footage of the Acorn sting in San Bernadino … after it had already been posted.   I guess you don’t have to actually check things if you simply trust Acorn’s press releases and forward their content…

sock puppet

sock puppet

Why all these comparisons between Obama and Chaplin?

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Sorry, I just don’t see the connection.

Obama and Iconography

Why the sticker is a Good Idea.

“What if America transcended race, and Barack Obama wasn’t invited?”

Jonah Goldberg writes:

What if America transcended race, and Barack Obama wasn’t invited?

The question comes to mind as cries of racism grow ever louder among Obama’s supporters.

No one should be surprised. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, liberal Democrats have to accuse their opponents of racism. Indeed, somewhat to their credit, fighting racism — alas, even where it doesn’t exist — is one of the reasons they became liberal Democrats in the first place.

And that’s the great irony of the Obama presidency. It was Obama’s supporters who hinted, teased, promised, and prophesied that Obama would help America “transcend race.” But now, it is they who shrink from their own promised land.

After all, it was not Obama’s detractors who immediately fell into the comfortable groove of racial grievance and familiar “narratives” when Henry Louis Gates insisted that a police instructor in racial sensitivity had to be a racist. That was Obama and his choir of heralds.

From Day 1, Obama’s supporters have tirelessly cultivated the idea that anything inconvenient for the first black president just might be terribly, terribly racist.

This was always the nasty side of Obama’s implied hope for unity. Obama gave oxygen to the idea that disagreement with him amounted to obstructing his mission to “transcend race.” During the campaign, that meant anyone who got in his way was wittingly or unwittingly abetting racism (just ask Bill Clinton). A writer for Slate insisted journalists must not call attention to the fact that Obama is “skinny.” Such observations fuel racism by highlighting his physical appearance, and that in turn might suddenly alert racist American voters to the fact that Obama is . . . wait for it . . . black.

Now that he’s president, if you question his tax policies, energy plans, or health-care ambitions, you are “hoping he will fail” — and that, with the help of roundabout reasoning, is tantamount to hoping we cannot transcend race.

Loading the deck in such a way is a gift of Obama’s. Time and again, he pre-empts dissent by claiming he’s open-minded, pragmatic, and non-ideological, and therefore if you disagree with him, you must be some sort of zealot.

His shock troops make the same argument about race, sometimes with sophistication, sometimes with the kind of lucid clarity only profound stupidity can provide. For instance, actress Janeane Garofalo summed up the tea parties thusly: “This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”

A more sophisticated version comes from Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell, who finds racism in complaints that socialized medicine would result in fewer Americans “taking responsibility” for their own health care. “What we know over the past 25 years,” she told NPR, “is that language of personal responsibility is often a code language used against poor and minority communities.” In an ABC News story about how racist white militias are somehow connected to town-hall protests, Mark Potok of the dismayingly left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center insists Obama has “triggered fears among fairly large numbers of white people in this country that they are somehow losing their country.”

(more)

Obama … bipolar?

Who’s riding in to save Obama…?

Lobbyists!

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(Lobbyists have always been good; Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.)

When your only tool is a hammer…

… all problems look like nails.

“We’ve definitely made some changes in the last week or so to be more aggressive,” one senior (Obama) adviser said, “as it became clear that this was a debate that was going to play itself out in a campaign-like way.”

Washington Post

Barry, Barry, Barry … you’re President now, not a candidate.  Try to act like it.

Racism – Pure and Simple from the Fifth Dimension!

The face of racism

The face of racism

Don’t be misled. These new posters featuring Barack Obama’s face imposed over the likeness of Tinky Winky may appear benign, but they’re not.

Their intent is far deeper and insidious: to stir ugly racist thoughts in America’s subconscious.

On the surface, the posters don’t add anything new to the discussion. Obama has been called a “socialist” before. But, subliminally, the posters draw heavily on stereotypes of the worst kind.

Consider the following evidence:

– First, the obvious: Purple is only a tick or two away from black on the color spectrum, so it’s clearly no coincidence that Obama’s likeness was imposed over Tinky Winky and not Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Noo-Noo, or Po. Tinky Winky is an unspeakably devious subliminal reminder of the pigmentation of our President’s skin.

– Tinky Winky – and the rest of his Teletubby ilk – are meant to draw upon latent and subconscious racism and xenophobia. They’re odd looking, they speak in incoherent phrases, they eat strange food and live in a futuristic dome. Clearly, they’re not from around here – and they may not even be from this planet. To superimpose Obama’s likeness over such a character is a truly despicable tactic designed to remind white people of his foreign heritage and to reinforce the notion that he is “of the other.”

– Lastly, using Tinky Winky is a cretinously creative way to emasculate the President. Everyone knows Tinky Winky carries a red handbag, for crying out loud. White evangelicals are particularly attuned to subliminal associations with Tinky Winky since Jerry Falwell outed the cartoon character as a symbol of gay pride with his purple (but remember, also almost black) color and his triangular antenna.

This is ugly stuff. By superimposing Obama’s face over the likeness of Tinky Winky this new poster creates a subtly coded, highly effective racial and political argument. Forget socialism, this poster is another attempt to undermine the President by drawing on deep seated stereotypes against blacks, foreigners, and gays.  It’s disgusting.

(From Tom Bevan, at RCP )

Obama Staffer Flies Cross-Country with Special Treat!

His taste in beer is lacking, but Obama is a doughnut gourmet!

His taste in beer is lacking, but Obama is a doughnut gourmet!

(It’s possible he’s just sucking up to cops after the “incident“, but I think his donut-eating is sincere.  Just my opinion, though.)

More Video of Obama’s SEIU Thug Supporters

… on the night they put the beatdown on a peaceful protester.

Here’s some more info on the St Louis town hall.

“WaPo Staff Writer Is Clearly A Racist” – Ace

How else to explain the conclusion that when Philip Kennicott sees the “‘urban’ makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker”, he automatically thinks “black” “deformed product of urban violence.” No, really, and it gets ugly

It’s a fun post, given the past week or two’s “it’s all about racism” theme in the media.   Give it a read.

Din’t forget to report dissent to the White House!

Here is a handy facebook page.

Union Goons get to work!

Six SEIU “activists” were arrested outside the Russ Carnahan town hall event on Thursday after thugs attacked tea party protesters.

At a townhall last night in St. Louis, Kenneth Gladney, 38, a local conservative activist said he was attacked by Obama supporters, one of whom used a racial slur against him before the attack. From the emergency room at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, Gladney, who is black, told the St. Louis Dispatch: “It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked.” In Tampa, Florida, protester Barry Osteen was pushed in the face by Democratic Club Treasurer Karen Miracle, and union members allegedly assaulted another concerned citizen. Both of the events were organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Asked about the possibility of people concerned about Obama showing up at their event, in Tampa, SEIU spokeswoman Kim Diehl told the St. Petersburg Times: “We’re prepared. We have strategies to deal with it if it should come up.”
Heritage.org

Improved Obama Poster

How about a magic trick? I'm gonna make the deficit disappear.

The whole Joker-is-an-anarchist / Obama-is-a-socialist clash got to me, so I looked for something that fit better… and remembered the Joker’s famous magic trick.  I mentioned this idea in my older blog, but didn’t have time to apply my limited Corel skills ’till after work.

Obama’s offering to make the deficit disappear by working his  “magic”.  You can’t predict how he’ll try to do it, but you won’t like it.

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