Egad! The Crawfish has met the enemy and he is….me? As of this past week, I am officially a card-carrying member of the UAW, and yes my local union hall does have signs out front supporting the Dim-ocrat candidate in the Texas gubernatorial race. I’m gonna have to work on some of these people.
I really don’t understand why there’s such a fuss over these comments by Joe Barton, who was MY Congresscritter until the last round of redistricting after the 2000 census. He’s got a legitimate point and takes care to point out that BP should be completely liable for all damages and subject to possible prosecution. I e-mailed his office (here’s the link…link courtesy of fellow blogger AfterShock), and this is what I said:
When my wife and I first bought our house, we were in your district. Even though we are represented by Kay Granger now, we still support you.
What the GOP leadership did to you this week was reprehensible. I have watched the entirety of your comments regarding BP, and you were spot on. You stated that BP was liable for all damages and was possibly criminally negligent. What more do the leaders want? Oh, that's right. You called out the Administration for their anti-Constitutional tactics and their Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton-style shakedown. It is about time somebody in the GOP had the intestinal fortitude to call it like it is with this bunch.
Keep up the good work!
In another case of “do as we say, not as we do”, the Administration is heavily criticizing BP’s CEO for participating in a yacht race over the weekend, but defending Hi s Majesty’s golf outing, saying he needed to “decompress”. I could understand that if he was actually behaving Presidential. Anyway, does he not think that the BP CEO might need to decompress as well? I do believe the BP CEO has been under a bit more stress lately.
This is too rich. The Chosen One and his sidekick Gaffes are kicking off a six-week campaign and media event that they’re calling “Recovery Summer” to highlight all of the jobs that they and the so-called “stimulus” have created. This comes just a week after the latest jobs figures showed that in April there were 431,000 jobs created, but that 411,000 of them are temporary census jobs, and it comes on the same day as the latest unemployment numbers came out showing an increase in first-time claims to 472,000. You really can’t believe a word that comes from those two idiots.
A tribe in Connecticut whose casino earned every single man, woman, and child of the tribe almost $30,000.00 last year (more for those who also work there) benefitted greatly from their friendliness with retiring Senator Chris “Countrywide” “Freddie and Fannie” Dodd. He managed to steer $54,000,000.00 from the so-called “stimulus” to the Mohegan Tribe. I wish I could get a check for almost $120,000.00 for my family of four every year without working at all and still get porkulus money sent my way.
But wait…I found yet another waste of quite a bit of your tax dollars! Actually, Michelle (***sigh***) Malkin found it, but I found it on her website!
This waste of taxpayer money is even more appalling! Why do we need to study condom use for IV drug users, and an even bigger why for having that study in KAZAKHSTAN! IV drug users just need to assume room temperature, and who really cares about condom use in the central Asian republics? The hat tip goes to Poll Katz e-mailer “REC48”.
The artist of this editorial cartoon gets it!
Bless you, boys! Now for an encounter with Ghana on Saturday.
Anti-American moronity seems to have no bounds when you are dealing with the left and unionized public schools. A boy’s patriotic hat is “not appropriate” because it has little green Army men on it and (HORROR OF HORRORS!) they have GUNS! The principal said he could wear the hat if the Army men were replaced with ones that have no guns. So….medics and chaplains only, although the red cross on the medic helmets is a Christian symbol, so he’s verboten, and the chaplain is only okay if he’s a muslim chaplain. A tip of The Crawfish’s patriotic hat goes to Poll Katz e-mailer “Ginny” for that story.
Does the Obama Administration really want to take care of the oil spill, or do they just want to use it as a political tool to get Crrap-and-Tax passed and to bash Big Oil? First they get the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to halt Louisiana’s plan to build sand berms to stop the oil from reaching the coast (which was a part of the Coast Guard’s approved contingency plans), with the excuse being that there first needed to be an Environmental Impact Study. Which is a bigger environmental problem: sand offshore or oil onshore? Now Governor Jindal’s usage of oil-skimming barges has been halted by the Coast Guard even though the barges have been proven to work.
Governor Jindal eventually started building the sand berms anyway, but now the Moron in Chief has sic’d the US Fish and Wildlife Department on the State of Louisiana, halting the berm construction once again. The excuse this time is that the dredging operation that gets the sand for the berms is taking place in a sensitive area, and that the sand needs to be taken from another area farther offshore, which will take more time to do and will cost more money. Ain’t it amazin’ how the anti-capitalists use supposedly environmental concerns to ruin the environment in order to attack capitalism in the form of energy companies?
Obama’s Labor Secretary is setting up a phone line for non-drybacks to call in if they’re not treated “fairly” in the workplace. For them to be treated “fairly” should mean that they are deported and their employers jailed.
The Crawfish ain’t sayin’ that the border situation under the Obama Administration is completely outta control, but stories like this one and this one and even this one seem to point out that we’re at a critical point down there. It really would be nice to have a government that gave a damn about our national security.
Blogger “INTHENOW” gets credit for sending this story to me. While the Administration says he’s lying, The Crawfish is inclined to believe Senator Kyl of Arizona when he says that Barack Hussein Obama told him that he won’t get serious about border security until the GOP gives in on “comprehensive immigration reform” (aka AMNESTY). Senator Kyl doesn’t have a track record of lying, but as you will see once again in the next paragraph the Obamites do have such a history.
We told you that the promises that Dear Leader made regarding Obamacare were nothing but lies, especially his promise that if you like your current insurance plan you can keep it. This week, Dear Leader quietly made sure that most plans that were supposedly “grandfathered” in will not be allowed to carry forward. The Crawfish wonders why there were no headlines about this. Thanx to Congresscritter Kay Granger for sending me that bit of info.
Blogger “Gray Ghost” sends us a nice piece about our good friends at CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. You know them don’tcha? The Crawfish was once on their “watch” list because of some of the truths I put forward about the Followers of the Pedophilic False Prophet. Anyway, they are supposedly a civil rights organization, although they have had numerous ties with muslim terrorist organizations and were once named as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in an Islamic terrorism-related case. For a civil rights group, they sure don’t seem to CAIR one little bit about muslim victims when the perp is an imam. They’re probably miffed that a muslim leader got some bad press, since it is bad for their image. Sorry, but they can’t all be beheaders…
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.
"Freedom- no word was ever spoken that has held out greater hope, demanded greater sacrifice, needed to be nurtured, blessed more the giver, damned more its destroyers, or come closer to being God’s will on earth, and I think that’s worth fighting for if necessary." – General of the Army Omar N. Bradley