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.
Sometimes, stoooopid criminals save us the expense of a trial.
The 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