Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12-15-09 The Weekly Claw

Dang. The Crawfish is staring at unemployment in 49 days. Should I start worrying, yet?

Dan Calabrese of North Star National scored an exclusive interview with Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-Meeechigan) regarding the proposed transfer of prisoners from Gitmo to the Thomson Correctional Facility in Illinois. The Obama Administration has promised the people of the Thomson, IL, area plenty of jobs and no risk with this endeavor. If they knew what Hoekstra knows, but can only hint at, would they still want the prisoners from Gitmo, or would they say that the proper thing to do with those prisoners, according to the Geneva Conventions, is to send them to a military tribunal and then to meet their 72 virgin male camels on Viagra?

The best e-mail that I got this week came from Townhall commenter “
Donnie”, who sent this post from Paul Revere’s Riders about the public funeral for the four Lakewood, WA, Police Department officers who were murdered in the coffee shop by a muslim black nationalist. I sincerely hope you have plenty of Kleenex standing by for this. A big salute from The Crawfish to all of the organizations that represented, especially the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Way to stand up, folks.

Moody’s Investors Service has put the US and the United Kingdom on notice that they must reduce their growing deficits or face the
loss of their AAA credit ratings. Moody’s has already changed how they describe the US and UK, from “resistant” to “resilient”. By keeping those two nations listed as AAA right now, Moody’s is threatening its own credibility, according to some sources.

While the United States is possibly looking the loss of its treasured AAA bond rating, Greece is looking at becoming the first major European nation to go into default since World War 2. According to a former policy director of the Bank of England,
Greece has a few bailout options, starting with the European Union. From there, “They’ll probably go to the IMF, have a credible standby program and then aid from Brussels and bilateral aid from selected sovereign governments in Europe and the U.S. will be available.” Wait a second. Aid from the US will be available? WE DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY EITHER!

The Democrats in the House and Senate have sunk to
new levels of LOW. In order to pull off the incredibly stoooopid move of raising our debt limit by another $2,000,000,000,000.00 without opposition from the Republicans, they are attaching that bit of legislation to the DEFENSE spending bill. If the GOP tries to filibuster this action, the Dems will point at how the GOP is shortchanging our Armed Forces.

Some folks have said that the Democrats in Congress are spending like drunken Sailors. As a Sailor who occasionally drinks, I resent that comparison. Drunken Sailors have SOME standards, while P-Lousy and Company have none. Drunken Sailors are also spending THEIR OWN money, not money they have printed out of thin air or forcibly taken from other Americans. Drunken Sailors also stop spending when the wallet is empty and the ATM card stops working.

At least the Greek government is admitting that their public sector is
riddled with corruption. American government officials continue to deny that The Chicago Way has any corruption associated with it.

As long as we’re discussing the financial services industry, The Crawfish got a story from Poll Katz e-mailer “Ginny” that’ll be sure to cause you to reach for the closest blood pressure meds and Tums. Bawney Fwank (D-Heterophobic Brothels of Taxachusetts) wants to
create a new seat (insert your favorite Bawney Fwank joke here) on the federal board that oversees that industry. If that wasn’t bad enough, he wants to give that seat to ACORN!!! The only Republican to publicly make a stink about it is Representative Michelle Bachman, the rising conservative star from Minnesota.

Glo-Bull Warming has
struck again, this time in Seattle.

The cold weather isn’t just in the United States. If it was, the Glo-Bull Warming fraudulists would be able to claim some anomaly and discount it, but they can’t do that when there’s
snow falling in Australia during the summertime.

One of the
world’s foremost weather scientists has this to say about ClimateGate: “The recent 'ClimateGate' revelations coming out of the UK University of East Anglia are but the tip of a giant iceberg of a well-organized international climate-warming conspiracy that has been gathering momentum for the last 25 years.” What are the credentials of the man who said this? How about emeritus professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University and heads the school's Department of Atmospheric Sciences Tropical Meteorology Project.

Hollyweird leftist Matt Damon just came out and announced his choice of the
greatest political leader of the past generation. It is, of course, the political leader featured in his new film. Well, “featured” may be too little of a term. Nelson Mandela is turned into a saint and the greatest leader of all time in the new film, but it is a lie. Hollyweird loves to lionize marxist-socialist-communist leaders, and in Mandela they have one that has performed in true marxist-socialist-communist fashion, and has turned a formerly prospering nation into a pile of wildebeest poo. Oh, you’ve never heard this about Mandela? Luckily for you, Townhall uber-blogger “GunnyG” has an expose on this hero of the far left. The Crawfish’s choices for the greatest political leader of the past generation would be Lady Thatcher and Ronald Wilson Reagan.

Amazingly, as the unemployment and poverty numbers for blacks in America skyrocket, their support of Barack Obama also goes up. In fact, they say that all opposition to Obama is
based on racism. It really doesn’t make any sense, until you realize that all of the top black leaders in America since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. have been warlords of the race card. Liberal black American leaders have never proposed any plans to improve the life of their flocks, only more handouts and reasons to blame and hate whitey. Hat tip to Poll Katz e-mailer “Ginny”.

Claw commenter “clyde” sent in this report about the
fastest growing community in Colorado. Look for similar communities to sprout up all over the nation as long as the Unholy Troika of Obama/Reid/P-Lousy is in charge of our nation’s fortunes.

Erick Erickson of RedState.com struggled mightily with a post this past week, and I think he did a
pretty good job of describing the difference between being conservative (adjective) and being A conservative (noun). He gives three examples of politicians who are conservative by nature (George W. Bush, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell), and compares them to two actual conservatives (Jim DeMint and Jeb Hensarling).

Y’all know that The Crawfish is always looking for strange stories. Well, regular Claw contributor “beachmom” scored a good one for us.
Check it out and you’ll be shaking your head like I was.

If you want a good laugh, we’ve got it for you. The Chosen One’s top economic advisor, Larry Summers, says that “
everybody agrees that the recession is over.” If that’s not funny enough, he also says “by spring employment growth will start turning positive.” The Crawfish hopes this is true, since I’ll be unemployed in just over 50 days, but the laughs don’t stop, since the chairwoman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, Dr. Christina Romer, when asked if the recession is over said “Of course not. For the people on Main Street and throughout this country, they are still suffering, the unemployment rate is still 10 percent.” So the Obastaff can’t even make up their minds.

The new Obamacare plan that Dingy Harry Reid and his cohorts have put together behind closed doors does have at least one fan. In fact, Howard “YYYEEEEAAAAAARRRRRRGH!” Dean is even claiming
the idea was all his! He also supports the plan because it puts government bureaucracy in charge of health care plans instead of the eeeeeevillllll private insurance companies and drives the nation down a path that can only lead to socialist health care.

Senators Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) and Joe Lieberman (Independent-Connecticut) also believe that the new Reid-Obamacare plan is a precursor to the “public option” and have said
they will still oppose it. Nelson even went a step farther, saying that unless there is language in the bill forbidding the use of federal funds for abortion, he will join the filibuster even if all other issues are resolved to his satisfaction. Keep it up guys, and we might kill this unConstitutional monstrosity completely.

Ezra Klein, a liberal blogger for the Washington Post, can’t believe that Joe Lieberman would oppose this bill.
Klein writes, “At this point, Lieberman seems primarily motivated by torturing liberals. That is to say, he seems willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in order to settle an old electoral score.” This kind of inflated rhetoric is beyond civil discourse and is an insult to Joe Lieberman. Not only is he basically saying the Senator is a mass-murderer wannabe, but he is using information from the supposedly non-partisan Urban League that has been debunked numerous times, namely that 137,000 people died from 2000 to 2006 for the sole reason of not having health insurance. Why didn’t they go to the local Emergency Room, which treats all patients regardless of ability to pay?

North Star National’s Dan Calabrese examines how Harry Reid has completely
bungled the Obamacare issue. If he would only listen to Joe.

All of the Senators who have pledged to oppose this Obamination of an Obamacare bill if it raises costs to American families need to practice their filibustering skills. The Congressional Budget Office’s
analysis of the Senate bill, even without the socialist opti…er, public optio…uh, consumer option shows that many American families will pay up to $15,200.00 per year.

stoooopid criminals save us the expense of a trial.

Colorado Supreme Court seems to believe that illegal aliens have Constitutional rights, and that IRS records cannot be used to investigate them for identity theft. Earth to Colorado Supreme Court: illegals have no rights in the United States except the right to get deported.

That massive pork-filled spending bill that was passed over the weekend had a
nice little amendment stuck in the middle. This amendment proves once again that the Democratic Party will pander to the unions at the expense of America’s children any day of the week, especially black children. So tell me again why 90%+ of the blacks in America still vote for Democrats.

If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at
CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.

“If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.” – Thomas Paine

The Constitution of the United States


  1. Craw- Can't get my Typepad to work, here....
    Check out how stupid Durbin is to say that Obamacare
    "provides the largest tax cuts in this country's history."

    Nee says,"WTF is Dick Durbin smoking? Hey Dick, you have a disease...get some help."

  2. If "they" say, "..all opposition to Obama is racism," does that not also say all support to Obama must be racism, too?

  3. As a former drunken sailor I understand exactly what the government is doing. Remember the guys that ran the "slush funds"? Well when you run out of money in Hong Kong or Sasebo or Yokosuka, you went to see the guy and borrowed 5 for 7 or 10 for 14. I think the government is back to the guy... What the government doesn't understand is sooner or later the guy will cut your credit off

  4. Great blog Craw and you are correct about the US AAA credit rating sinking. There is NO WAY we can pay for all this debt so get ready for inflation and more government money printing.

    Lieberman probably just put us into the toilet.

    rycK ryckki@gmail.com

  5. Crawfish,

    Here's one I'm sure you'll love:



  6. Oh boy,tuesday!! Book time.... A)Hoekstra is about the ONLY bright spot among the dismal clowns in the Michiruit delegation.I see the dhimmis have denied his request to provide information to the Illinois delegation. Gotta LOVE those dhimmis. Yessirree Bob,looking out for the little guy. The pukes.You KNOW DAMN WELL when the place blows up,as it will,the FIRST finger of blame from the dhimwits will be at Pete. Make book on it.B) Thanks for posting that. Something else that was mostly ignored by the Old Dead Lying Media.Can we get closure for the officers' families by just putting this POS out of OUR misery,and sending him to Allah and the 72 MVC on Viagra in a pig-gut-filled coffin?C)I'm sure a LOT of Moody's top dogs are HUGE Obamites. Can't have their boy looking bad,eh? That is why when the F.A. calls with something he wants to do,I ask for two other ratings,in addition to Moody's.D) Link don't work.However,I can say this. IF greece is run by a socialist,progressive,idiot,Obama WILL find money SOMEWHERE in his stash for it.E)Another bad link.But,the idiotic GOP will CONTINUE to get rolled as long as they LET IT HAPPEN.Time for them to step up SCREAMING. Too bad all I'm hearing from them is crickets.F) Unlike THIS frickin' bunch,AT LEAST the drunken sailor is CONTRIBUTING to the economy instead of trying to kill it.G) NO ONE in Greece can be any more corrupt than the Chicago gang running the show here. Makes Greece look like pikers.H)HJC,Bawney IS a joke.Albeit a cruel one.And,just as usual,the onionless GOP sound of crickets is deafening.C'mon,morons,GET IN THERE and FIGHT THIS S#!T.I) Must be the Fraudacle is in town? Cont'd

  7. Tuesday Trouping cont'd..J)This hoax is fading faster than an all-you-can-eat buffet at Rosie O's,or Orc..oops,Oprah's house.K) good grief,another link won't open.However,it is GOOD to see ACTUAL climate scientists call these hoaxing cretins out.Other than US,that is.L)As I said at the erstwhile Gunny's,Mandela AND Winnie BOTH should still be behind bars. A nice,toasty spot awaits them. Right next to ol'Dead Ted.M) You're welcome.N)Liars never agree on their lies.There were some interseting comments at the bottom of the article.O) God,that was damn near funny. Bad thing is,will gum be banned from airplanes now?P)GOOD. He can be the FIRST one fed to sharks if this fiasco gets enacted.EEEEEEAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH.Q)Now if ONLY the codless GOP can slap some sense into Snowe and Collins.They put their Yeas on this,THEY go right behind ol'Howard.R)Klein can be shoved right after the aforementioneds,and right after Reid and Peelousy.Azshat.S)Calabrese,is as usual,spot-the-frack-on.And,just as usually,NO lib worth his salt will listen to ol'Joe. I CANNOT help but not put too much faith in Lieberman. At the end of the day,in his heart,he is STILL a liberal democrat.T) And the downside of this story is ?? I just hope this one didn't further pollute the gene pool beforehand. Great pile o'libdeer poo. C ya Friday.

  8. Dubai was the first domino. Greece is the second. Its a little bigger but there are still people who believe they can put together some damage control. Wait till Spain and Italy start to crumble. The thing that will crush them in the end are their incredibly low birth rates. Japan is in the same boat and China will be in ten years. The death cult of statism is so anti-children that its no wonder that lefties hate Nativity scenes.

    The idiots in Hollywood, of which I am one I suppose, lose hundreds of millions of dollars putting out those Proletarian Pot Boilers. Clint Eastwood has turned into a crashing bore. I would rather watch 'Sands Of Iwo Jima' twelve times instead of fifteen minutes of Eastwood's soggy Iwo bust-outs.

    PS Merry Christmas Craw!

  9. re: Greece, We can print as much as they need, no problemo.

    re: recession being over. It is, we're now in a depression.

  10. Nee,
    Turban Durbin said WHAT?????? Kick me a link to that if you can!

  11. buck,
    all BLACK support for Obama is not necessarily racism, but certainly race-based.

  12. buck,
    I never ran into loan sharks like that. Then again, I've never been to Yokosuka, but Mrs. Crawfish has.

  13. rycK,
    Geez...if Lieberman goes for the Obamacare bill in the Senate, he's a fool. Whatever comes out of the Senate will be immediately turned into the House bill minus the Stupak Amendment in conference committee, and then it will only need 50 votes to pass.

  14. Arik,
    Gunny's got that up at his place

  15. Clyde,
    a) They are NOT going to be model prisoners, and they WILL attract attempts for breakouts
    b) No need...he's already in Hell, courtesy of the Seattle PD
    c) We'll soon have big credit problems and China will give a margin call
    d) Link fixed
    e) Link fixed
    f) Amen!
    g) Greece is old-school corruption. Noo Yawk and Chicago PERFECTED it!
    h) maybe someday they'll grow a pair and fight
    i) I hear the weather turned to crrap in Copenhagen, too!

  16. Clyde, continued....
    j) The fraud is completely exposed, but the leftists and the media (repeating again) are still trying to cover it with a sheet
    k) What is up with the links this week? Fixed now!
    l) Yet the left and Hollyweird (sorry for another repeat) praise them as new saints
    m) tendjewberrymud
    n) I saw those comments and got a few chuckles
    o) You got this one out of order..had to try to find where you were going!
    p) When Congress and the Administration subject themselves to the plan, that will be a starting point.
    q) Now Burriss is saying he won't vote YES because there's no pubic option (typo intended)
    r) He writes about 10 columns each day in his blog and they're all moveon.org and huffpo talking points. How can I get a job doing a daily blog at a major newspaper?
    s) Gotta love Dan's work
    t) agreed

  17. skep41,
    Welcome to my new home!
    Notice how the leftist-statists have driven down birth rates in all of their populations with the exception of the people who they refuse to acknoewledge are at war with them. The muslim birth rate in Europe is skyrocketing. They will take over Europe within the next century because the Euroweenies will roll over and take it without opposition!

    I must confess to not having seen either of Clint's Iwo flicks in their entirety, but what I did see was really great. All of my online veteran friends, especially over at allmilitary.com, really liked them. I dunno what he was thinking with this one, other than possibly needing a big paycheck.

  18. realgop,
    Well then they wouldn't really be lying, would they? Good observation, and welcome to my blog.

  19. Today, Dean said, Blow up the Bill. Susan Collins finally said, she will not support it. Ben Nelson was ticked that abortion is still in this mess. The Left actually took after Lieberman's wife; they simply do not understand that Americans do not like this stuff. Dec. 25 is when Reid wants the vote. What a nice piece of coal for all of us.

  20. Glenn,
    they don't care if this costs them 40 House seats and 10 Senate seats in 2010. If they can get this passed, it will never be undone, and will lead to Democratic majorities forever starting in 2014 (if not 2012, depends on the economy in 2011 and 2012).

  21. Matt Damon is like many other celebrities. They have no idea what they're talking about, and if they do, they're leftist morons.

    10% unemployment and really no good outlook right now. Young Alumns my age have been royally screwed, just getting out of college with an expensive degree, not being able to use it, and then openly lied to by this administration and it's supporters. In fact, my wife holds a Masters, and due to the economy only got a temp job at Wal-Mart, which she was laid off since they couldn't upkeep the temps. You know the economy is sad when Wal-Mart has to lay people off.

    Have a Merry Christmas Crawfish.

  22. Eric,
    just look at me. On February 1st, I become unemployed in this economy, and it is hard for me to do job hunting in prepatation for that day because I'm, 1500 miles from where I need to find a job.

  23. To go with my comment A), I see this Thomson Correctional Facility,or the new Gitmo North,is 20 miles upriver from the Cordova,Illinois Nuclear Power Facility. Nice. Way to go,Obama. Fuggin' idiot.

  24. clyde,
    oh, great...makes it a real target-rich environment for the muzzies

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  26. Check out this article:

  27. Flame,
    thanx. You'll see this again Friday evening!

  28. And the Obamacare Bill just keeps on coming!

    The Far Lefties in the Senate (including Dingy Harry) are bound and determined to pass it before Christmas. No matter the cost.

    The threats against Lieberman, Nelson, and others prove the "bankrupt" morals of the criminals who now inhabit the US Congress. I would not be surprised to start seeing threats against everybody who opposes this bill (including us "peons").

    I pray daily that the 2010 midterm elections get these "jerks" out of office.

  29. Ghost,
    The Chicago Way is alive and well. Oppose us and get "visited" by "our people".


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