Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Take on the Heroic Michele Bachmann

I was surprised to see the brilliant writer "Spengler"/David Goldman, criticize Rep. Michele Bachmann at his PJM site.  FWIW, I addressed the following response to him:

Mr. Goldman, with all due respect, I fear you are being a little harsh on Rep. Bachmann & her 4 House colleagues.  Their letter was sent June 13, a few days before the Egyptian elections in which the Muslim Brotherhood was expected to win.  Huma's inchoate connections to the MB wd clearly be more critical by degrees of magnitude if Morsi became President of one of the most influential Arab states.  If the MB was still hounded & officially powerless, as they were until 20 months ago, there wd be less urgency to this situation.  But there we are.

Bachmann & Co. (BTW, Rep. Gohmert was a long-time jurist) have a solemn responsibility, which they have discharged to the best of their abilities.  We may quibble about the political fine-tuning and timing, but there can be no doubt they did what they had to do.  You suggested they "wait until they have a smoking gun before they call for an investigation."  Did you really mean that?

The real fault lies with the increasingly--yes even MORE so--erratic Sen McCain and his acolytes, and those afraid to offend the explosive 75-year-old.  Had they shown the same seriousness and responsibility as Bachmann & Co., and seconded the call for the investigation, there wd have been no controversy.  Those clueless turncoats created this problem--it has been observed that John McCain has shown a political obsession over the years, NOT to actually become President, but to effectively PREVENT ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN from becoming President.  If he had not turned his self-sabotaging efforts against Bachmann & Co., rest assured it wd be something else.  But the institutional GOP has revealed itself to be frightfully weak/naive/unserious about national security, as has been decisively proven by Mr Andrew McCarthy, and others.

Keep Digging Deeper, Barack.

And we all know how notoriously sympathetic 
these ACORN troops are to entrepreneurs

Well, poor little President Obama has had to endure the unkindest cut of all the past 10 days:  the insinuation that HE, of all people, is insufficiently appreciative of entrepreneurs!  Really, the gall of Mitt Romney and those waaaascawwy Wepubwicans...!

So the President who's never had a real job in his life took the stage yesterday in Oakland, California to clarify JUST HOW MUCH HE LOVES THOSE SMALL BUSINESS FOLKS...and this is how he did it:

“We built this country together — individual entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities and putting their sweat and tears into it, and all of us making investments in things like public schools and public colleges and universities, the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s how we sent a man to the moon."

OK, soooooo...on the private small business side of the ledger we have...:
1)  "individual entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities."

...While on the benevolent big government side of the ledger we have:

2)  "public schools
3)  "public colleges and universities"
4)  "the Hoover Dam"
5)  "the Golden Gate Bridge”
6)  "we sent a man to the moon"

Does anyone else find that list a little...unbalanced?  A little short on one side?  A little...ASKEEEWWWW?

Huh, it almost seems like President Obama seeks to aggrandize government projects, even as he protests how much he appreciates the private sector?

They say the first step to getting out of a hole is to stop digging.  But how can you stop digging when you've convinced yourself you're digging the graves of the capitalists?


At almost the same time as Obama was sinking, errr, defending himself, Mitt Romney was getting interviewed by CNBC's Larry Kudlow on this very same topic.  And Mitt put out his own off-the-cuff list of examples:
"It’s a very strange and in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy. We have always been a nation that has celebrated success of various kinds. The kid that gets the honor roll, the individual worker that gets a promotion, the person that gets a better job. And in fact, the person that builds a business."
So, Mitt puts out 4 examples...and not 1 big government "success story."  
I also loved Mitt's line, "It’s a very strange and in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy."  Reminds me of the perspicacious blogger who wrote in 2008: "Planet Obama is going to look a very alien place indeed to American voters over the next 9 months. Planet Obama will not be a place that non-Daily Kos Americans will even want to visit, let alone make their home."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Look Who's Talking: Obama the Felon

 "Hey, did you hear that Mormon cracker is a FELON?!"

Now, I'm not an attorney in Hawaii, but it sure seems that Obama's activities as a "Choom-Gangster" would have made him a REPEAT FELON, as his own campaign likes to accuse.  I mean, unless he NEVER passed along some weed to a fellow Choom-Gangster while on school grounds, or in a park...:

[from NORML]

Possession with Intent to Distribute

Distribution any amount of marijuana within 750 feet of school grounds or a park, or on or within 10 feet of a parked school vehicle is a class C felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine.

Promoting a controlled substance through a minor
Any person who uses an individual under the age of 18 to facilitate the distribution of a controlled substance is guilty of a class B felony punishable by B felony punishable by 10 years in prison and/or $25,000 fine, unless the offense occurred on or within school grounds, school vehicles, or a public park, in which case it is a class A felony punishable by 20 years in prison and/or $50,000 fine.