Wednesday, September 28, 2011

9-28-2011 The Weekly Claw

Is it Wednesday already? The Crawfish has been a rather bizzy bee, which has cut heavily into my news surfing time. That means you are blessed with a much shorter tome than usual.

A) Michael Moore-on has announced that he is boycotting the state of Georgia because Georgia executed a black man who was a cop killer. Georgia reacted by saying, “Thanks, we didn’t want your fat liberal arse here anyway!”

B) Rick Perry has been pilloried by the media and their allies in the Democratic Party, along with Mitt Romney, for his attacks on Social Security. That’s what happens when someone is 100% correct in exposing liberal demagoguery. You see, Texans showed the way in replacing Social Security with a better plan in the early 1980s, until the Democrats closed that door for good. It is time to reopen that door!

C) Every time Herman Cain opens his mouth or puts words on paper, I seem to like him more. His plan for real reform in the realm of taxation is the best of any politician out there with the sole exception of The Fair Tax. While I don’t believe straw polls are worth anything in reality, I hope his big victory in Florida gives his campaign a big boost.

D) Herman Cain wrote this article for Human Events back in 2006. If anything, it has become more relevant in the past five years.

E) One of the main plans that the Democrats had when Obama took office was to deeply slash our military capabilities. Even without the disabling cuts that the military budget would take if the “super-committee” fails to agree on a deficit reduction plan, the military budget would plummet to levels not seen since the 1930s in terms of a percentage of the overall budget. Take a look in this article at what kind of cuts we would face, and then realize that how much the Democrats hate our military and all it stands for.

F) Did you know that union violence in support of “legitimate union objectives” is not illegal? The Supremes of the early 70s even upheld that notion. It is well past time to change most of our laws regarding union activity.

G) The Chosen One has been trying out new campaign mantras recently, and one that he seems to like is blaming Congress for doing nothing, since the Blame-Bush thingy ain’t working anymore. If he really wants to go there, he needs to take a look at what Congress has done this year. The Harry Reid Senate has only recorded 137 votes, while the GOP House has made 711 votes, including over a dozen pro-growth bills that have gone nowhere in the Senate.

H) OMG! Obama, like, has been turned down by one of his, ya know, core constituency cable networks. MTV rejected his campaign’s overtures and actually stated it doesn’t do political work. Really? MTV has been one of the major media players in every Democratic Party campaign since the network started!

I) New unConstitutional regulations being put forth by the EPA seem to be a key to Obama’s “jobs program”, as they would require at least 230,000 bureaucrats and $21,000,000,000+ to administrate. Of course the cost to businesses would be much more. The EPA wants to implement these regulations under the Clean Air Act, which authorizes CONGRESS to make regulations, but not the EPA. Government jobs are the only ones the Obama Administration knows how to create or save.

J) How dead-in-the-water is Obama’s “Save My Job Bill”? Well, when you see that it has been introduced in the House and Senate “at the request of the President” and has a grand total of zero co-sponsors (combined House and Senate), I think that qualifies as a big ker-plop.

K) Every time someone claims that all of the Reagan and Bush tax cuts were only “for the rich”, just show them the graph in this article and ask them if they are ready to face reality instead of Democrat talking points.

L) Watch as Judge Judy tries, seemingly in vain, to get this societal leech to understand that he is misusing taxpayer money, and then she turns and nukes the plaintiff for being an idiot as well. Yes, we support this kind of stupidity with our hard earned dollars.

M) The Obama Administration continued their anti-Israel/pro-muslim terrorist policies this week as they called Israel’s approval of more housing for Israelis within Israel “counterproductive”. Jerusalem is 100% Israeli. The so-called “palestinians” have no legitimate claim to the Holy City, since their allies lost all of that territory when they tried to exterminate Israel.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” - Patrick Henry

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

9-24-2011 The Weekend Claw

I didn't have a whole lot of online research time in the 2nd half of the week, so this one's a bit shorter than usual.

A) The Obama Administration may have said “NO” to new F-16 sales to Taiwan (and to The Crawfish’s job), but there are efforts underway in the House and the Senate to push the sales through anyway. Senator John Cornyn has put up legislation attached to a trade bill, and co-sponsored by Republicans, Democrats, and an Independent, to force the sale, while Representative Kay Granger has done the same in the House. The Senate version could come up for debate as early as Tuesday (9/27). With strong bi-partisan support in both chambers, they just might be able to overturn His Majesty’s kissing of Chinese butt.

B) I know we all tend to refer to The Won and his party as socialists, but the more correct term would be fascists. Then again, they are two sides of the same coin.

C) If any of y’all thought that the jobs bill had anything to do about saving/creating jobs (other than those of Obama and the union bosses), take a look at some of the stuff that is in there. This bill is all about giving power to the federal government and taking it away from the states. It specifically throws out the 11th Amendment. Again, the Democrats will do anything possible to overturn our Constitution.

You simply won’t believe this story until you realize that it happened in Chicago. A union organizer got hired by the Daley Administration to work for the city of Chicago for a single day and then was put on an indefinite leave of absence so he could continue being a union boss. After many years of not working for the city, he is now retired and making $158,000.00 per year as a pension from the city. For ONE DAY of work!

D) Just in case any of you still harbored thoughts of Ron Paul being a viable candidate, the fact that he has stated that he would consider Dennis Kucinich for a Cabinet position is People’s Exhibit 72344 of his lack of fitness for duty.

E) The SEIU’s Stephen Lerner tells a “progressive” summit that the progs need to “create a crisis” for the rich. He advocates all sorts of law-breaking and such, including bringing cities like Houston, Seattle, Boston, and Noo Yawk to a complete standstill. Meanwhile, it is the Constitution-loving Tea Party folks who are on the terrorist watch lists. If any of that law breaking does occur, he should be charged as an accessory or as a conspirator. The evidence is on You Tube.

F) The only problem with this story is that the final act came about a decade late.

G) Rick Perry is trying very hard to lose the GOP nomination. How else can you explain his stupidity in doubling down on his support for TAXPAYER-funded lower tuition rates for illegal aliens? He says you don’t have a heart if you don’t want the illegals to better themselves. WE say you don’t have a brain if you don’t realize that the only taxpayer funds for illegals should be used to prevent their entry, to track them down if they do get in, and to deport their illegal arses once found.

H) This lady got all bent out of shape over a search by a TSA agent within a couple of days of the Afghan Turban Bomber. Kinda reminds me of the old Haarlem Globetrotters cartoon, where one of the guys had anything they ever needed in his ‘fro.

I) This is what you would expect from a company run by left-wing loons. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream now has a flavor named “Schweddy Balls”. It is named after a sexual innuendo from an old Alec Baldwin skit on “Saturday Night Live”.

“We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.” - Richard Nixon

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9-21-2011 The Weekly Claw

The Humpty Dumpty Administration is dancing on the top of a very tall wall. This fall is going to be spectacular to watch.

A) How twisted is the liberal mind? Henry Cisneros, the disgraced former HUD Secretary, fully supports illegal immigration. Heck, a large portion of the city he once served as Mayor is illegal (San Antonio). He say that illegals are “the best other societies can send.” Really? Drug gang members and societal leeches are the best other societies have to offer?

B) Howard Dean is happy about a new study that proves Obama’s main points regarding Obamacare (“If you like your plan, you can keep it” and “it will not add a penny to the deficit”) are completely false, and that one third of all private sector employers will dump their private insurance in favor of the government plan. At least he admits that the whole intent was to end private insurance.

C) Is the current state of the White House enough to bring about the return of the Hill-Bill Show? She said when she took the SecState job that this was it for her and politics, but y’all didn’t believe that for a second, did ya?

D) The Affirmative Action Attorney General and his Injustice Department are taking Texas to court, again. The newest redistricting map, drawn and approved by the state legislature, doesn’t add any new minority-specific Democrat-majority districts among the four new ones Texas gets because of the 2010 Census. So let me get this straight. A Republican led legislature is supposed to purposely draw up a new map that gives more seats to the Democrats, or Holder’s bunch will fight it in federal court because it doesn’t jive with the Voting Rights Act? Where does the Constitution give redistricting authority to the feds?

E) We finally found out how Obama plans to pay for his “Save Obama’s Job” bill. As expected, he wants to raise taxes on those who actually hire people by $1,500,000,000,000.00+, despite him having said in the past that raising any taxes during a recession is the wrong thing to do. The Democrats are fully behind him, saying that the Republicans will be seen as just being nice to the rich if they oppose The Won. It is ALL about politics, because the bill and the tax increases would do nothing for employment, except a small spike in construction jobs until the federal $$ runs out. Not a single permanent job would be created by this mess. His plans also raise costs for airline travel, make military retirees pay a $200 fee for no reason other than they are turning 65 and an annual fee to renew their insurance, charge business aircraft owners $100 more per flight, adding fees to mortgage payments, and possibly charge military retirees more for their healthcare (which was supposed to be fully paid for, according to the enlistment contracts, but is already not the least expensive insurance available in some cases).

F) Obama’s obsession with “fairness” is extending into the military, again. The military retirement system was designed to be an incentive for members to serve for at least 20 years. If you stick it out for that long, you get 50% of your base pay (not including allowances and bonuses that typically make up about half of most military paychecks), but that money is still taxable. This isn’t “fair” to those who don’t have the dedication to stay for 20, so it must be changed to give benefits to those who wuss out after 4 or 8 years. So what is the incentive to serve for 20 now? Those folks who have put in 10+ years are the backbone of the military. They are the professionals who train and lead the newbies. Only someone who hates America and our military would propose such nonsense.

G) How bad is Obama’s job performance with regard to blacks in America? Well, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Donkey-MD) of the Congressional Racist, Congressional Black Caucus said that if this President was anybody BUT Obama, they’d be calling for marches on the White House, but since it is Obama they can’t because that “would empower those who hate the President.” In other words, the only reason they are not calling for blacks to march on DC is because there is a black President. Sounds like raaaaaacism to me.

H) Oh, and that urgent “PASS IT NOW!” bill...won’t actually be ready to present to Congress until sometime next month, after yet another vacation.

I) Meanwhile, the fact that this Administration doesn’t really care about jobs (other than their own) was brought home this week as Peter Schiff, CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Incorporated not only schooled the Administration in testimony on Crapitol Hill, but he also stated that the current federal government fined his company for hiring too many people!

J) Some things never change. Rahm Emanuel is still using thug tactics as Mayor of Chicago. He actually threatened to burn down the house of someone who opposed one of his ideas. Anywhere outside of Corruptionois, that threat would land him in prison. Meanwhile, when the issue of Solyndra is brought up, Rahmbo channels his inner-Hillary with a series of “I don’t recall” statements.

K) The White House and Democratic leaders tried to say that the special election in Noo Yawk had nothing to do with President Obama, but David Weprin says that the election was indeed a referendum on Obama. He ought to know, since he was the Democrat candidate.

L) Although the Administration and LightSquared execs are trying to say otherwise, a second person has come forth saying that the White House tried to influence their testimony before Congress.

M) With the palestinian statehood issue at the forefront this week, and the Obama Administration sending out all sorts of conflicting signals, Rick Perry unloaded on Obama’s policies regarding Israel. The only thing he left out was that Gaza, Golan, and West Bank are all rightfully part of Israel, since they were won in an attempted war of extermination launched by the arabs. If the so-called palestinians want their own state, let them take lands carved out of Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. The arabs have plenty of land to share with their fellow arabs.

N) The Religion of Peace has struck yet again, and this time the winner of the 72 virgin male camels had the bomb in his turban. If we start inspecting turbans, the rest of the Followers of the Pedophilic False Prophet will go absolutely bat guano.

O) Representative Mike Quigley Down Under (Donkey-Corruptionois) visited an Islamic conference and apologized on behalf of America. When are the muslims going to apologize for all of their atrocities? I haven’t heard a single apology for Daniel Pearl, the Khobar Towers, 9-11, Munich, Rome, or any other terrorist action committed in the name of that death cult. Quigley is officially a traitor, committing the very definition of treason. We, on the other hand, have NOTHING to apologize for in regards to Islam.

P) I wholeheartedly agree with John Lehman on this issue. The PC police have taken over our military, and we have lost many of our true warriors as a result.

“We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.” - Richard Nixon

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

9-17-2011 The Weekend Claw

Over a half-inch of rain last night, and the Fort Worth-Dallas area is in a state of joyful shock. We’re still 8.7 inches below normal for the year, but it is a step in the right direction.

A) Ain’t it amazing that the American left wants kids to get parental permission to order french fries with their meals, but they oppose parental notification for teenagers who want to get abortions.

B) The Obama Administration/Campaign Team has defaulted back to their old ways, which resemble the old East German Stasi, the Soviet NKVD and KGB, and the Third Reich’s Gestapo. During the Obamacare debate, they started up a White House website for people to report anybody in opposition to Obamacare. The Crawfish self-reported a number of times. Now they want to turn you into government informants yet again. This time they were smart enough to separate their site from the White House, but they have put up where the public is asked to report people or websites that oppose Obama. Once the report is submitted, the user is then told to contribute to Der Fuhrer’s campaign. The Crawfish has already reported his Blogspot site, his site, and a website for the Constitution of the United States.

C) After reporting myself, I got an e-mail from the O campaign, and here’s part of it:
“Friend --

You're in for 2012: Welcome, and thanks.

Now forget everything you know about politics.

Because I can tell you that the next 14 months will be like nothing you've seen from a campaign. If we're going to win, we have to be tougher, smarter, and more innovative than ever before.

The President has a job to do, so he's asking each of us to take the lead in shaping this effort.

That work begins now in your community.”
Yes, you read correctly. “Now forget everything you know about politics” because if you know anything about politics, you know what a complete fraud Barack Obama is.

D) Will somebody puh-leeze show me the person who authorized federal money to be spent on this study, because I personally want to beat him to a pulp. Why in the world do we need a federal study to study the correlation between a homo’s penis size and his sex life? If the Than Franthithco Rump Rangers Club wants to study that with their own money, fine, but why does the National Institutes of Health need that study’s findings?

E) With one-sixth of our people defined as living in poverty, the Obama Administration has a strange solution. His new “jobs plan” includes eliminating tax deductions for charitable contributions. The net effect would be a reduction in charitable services such as soup kitchens. You see, the only jobs he really cares about are those of Democrat politicians and union bosses.

F) The Obama Administration has some rosy predictions about their “Save O’s Job Plan”, and if you believe their best-case numbers, it will build our economy by a whopping 1,900,000 jobs. Using those numbers, which nobody in their right mind would believe, his plan would cost the American taxpayers over $235,000.00 per job. It would work better if it simply gave 19,000,000 people $23,500 each.

G) Here’s a jobs plan for ya. Repeal Obamacare, since it is the biggest impediment to hiring in the next few years.

H) Those wonderful adherents of the Religion of Peace are preparing to declare their independence, and claiming 1/3 of Israel as their rightful lands. They are also openly declaring that Jews will not be welcome in those lands at all. The muslims already have all of Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, Afghanistan, Pakistan, all the other stans, and Indonesia. They have enough land. Israel has only Israel, which rightfully includes Gaza, Golan, and the West Bank. If the so-called Palestinians (actually mostly Jordanians) want their own land, let them carve it out of the other muslim lands.

I) Meanwhile, the Jewish vote is being lost by The Chosen One because of his blatant anti-Israel policies.

J) The White House has OFFICIALLY stated that illegal immigration is no big deal. Their new official position is that illegal immigration is equivalent to jaywalking. Really? How many jaywalkers take up our jobs? How many jaywalkers absorb thousands upon thousands of taxpayer-paid benefits?

K) Barack Obama has now made it personal. He has officially, and without comment, ruled out allowing Taiwan to buy 66 F-16 fighters, which means The Crawfish will get laid off on Veterans Day. Thanks for selling out an ally and sucking up to our enemy, the People’s Republic of China. Oh, and the International Association of Machinists union will continue to kiss Obama’s exhaust assembly and use MY union dues to support him, even though this decision kills the jobs of IAM 776 members. Once again, the only job he cares about is his own. Look at what Senator Cornyn had to say about the matter, and note that he and Senator Menendez (D-Noo Joisey, hardly a conservative) are still pushing legislation to force Obama to allow that F-16 deal to go through.

L) The GOP victory in the special election for the 9th District from Noo Yawk was monumental. That seat had been in Democrat hands since 1923. Even in the Great Tea Party Landslide of 2010, the Dim-ocrats held the seat with more than 60% of the vote. So how do the Democrats react to this defeat? Debbie the Ditz came out and said that “it’s a very difficult district for Democrats.” Say WHAT? Over 70% of the registered voters in that district are registered Democrats and that’s a “difficult district”???? Baghdad Bob was a better liar than Debbie.

M) An Air Force General was testifying before Congress recently and told members that the White House tried to get him to lie in his briefing in order to support a company called LightSquared, heavily invested by a big Obama donor (sound like Solyndra?). National defense takes a back seat if it interferes with Obama’s cronies.

N) Speaking of Solyndra, in 2009 Solyndra’s CEO said that Obama was “instrumental” in getting the $535 million loan to go through. Propaganda Minister Carney denies it, of course. Then again, there is legislation that makes it illegal for such a loan to be structured in such a way that the taxpayers are not first in line for the assets if there is a default/bankruptcy. That law didn’t matter to the White House either.

O) Our friend Saltwater caught something on Fox News’ “The Five” that must be a sign of the apocalypse. Uber-lib Bob Beckel actually defended a school board against the ACLU. He correctly noted that the school board’s posting of the Ten Commandments is NOT a violation of the First Amendment, noting that this does not “establish” a religion and it is not Congress doing the posting. This is a great on-air discussion.

P) Wow. Now the Democrats are putting forth legislation to completely eliminate the debt ceiling, which would give the government a blank check to drive our nation to economic collapse.

Q) As a pet owner and a father, I like this story.

R) One of the reasons that businesses and farmers are going bust is over-regulation by the federal government. Most of these regulations come from Agencies, Bureaus, and Departments. The Constitution gives regulatory power to Congress alone.

S) More murders and kidnappings have occurred using the weapons from Eric Holder’s Gunrunner Project, but these were just Mexicans so the media will continue to ignore the scandal. Nothing to see here. Move along.

T) Here we go again with another mob of minority “youth” violently attacking whites. This time it happened in Denver. If the colors were reversed, it would cause a national outrage, but with our first “post-racial President”, it is hardly newsworthy.

U) If you think it absurd that Granny and Little Bobby are getting full-body pat-downs before getting on an airplane, you’re gonna flip out when you read about what the NFL wants at their stadiums. This is in reaction to a fan using a taser on another fan in Noo Joisey last Sunday night during the Jets-Cows game.

“We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.” - Richard Nixon

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

9-14-2011 The Weekly Claw

"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock." - Orson Welles

A) The Congressional seat previously occupied by Geraldine Ferraro, Upchuck Schumer, and Oscar Mayer Weiner has gone to the GOP for the first time since 1923, with the Democrat getting less than 40% of the vote. What kinds of shock waves are being felt throughout the Donkey Party leadership today?

B) The Crawfish has been invited to conduct an interview via e-mail with for Dallas Mayor and current candidate for the United States Senate, Tom Leppert. I submitted my slate of 22 questions to his staff on Tuesday. They gave no promises of when the answers will come back to me, since he is still an active businessman and city leader, but they will be featured in a Special Edition of The Claw when I get ‘em. Stay tuned!

C) Folks, I can’t make this stuff up. A fatty in Nanuet, Noo Yawk is suing White Castle Hamburgers because the seat size in their restaurant booths is too small for his lard butt. He is using the Americans with Disabilities Act as his backing, although being a fatazz because you eat too much and exercise too little is not a disability. “I just want to sit down like a normal person” he says. Well, then try losing some weight so you are the size of a normal person.

D) When the new came down that a solar energy company supported by Barack Obama to the tune of $535,000,000.00+ was going bust, we all knew to follow the money trail. The people behind this company are indeed big Obama and Democrat donors, with a whopping sixteen Obama White House visits on his personal scorecard. In the five years prior to the White House money infusion, the company had lost an additional $558,000,000.00+, so everybody and their dog knew that this company was already a bust. Not only that, but the White House made sure that the provisions of the loan put the American taxpayers at the back of the line to recover any remaining money if the company went bust. The billionaire owner gets to sell off the assets and keep the money. Will this scandal, on top of Fast and Furious/Gunrunner/Gunwalker/Castaway scandal finally bring down this Administration? How will Debbie the Ditz and Propaganda Minister Carney defend it? What talking points will they issue to the media?

E) Continuing the practice pioneered by his Democratic predecessors, Barack Obama plans to enact most of his agenda through Executive Orders and regulations from Executive Branch agencies. This practice is highly illegal, since Article I section 8 of the Constitution gives ALL regulatory powers to Congress. It is well past time for Congress to take back the reins of power.

F) The biggest issue facing Rick Perry in his quest for the GOP nomination is his policies regarding illegal immigration. If he were to come out and flatly state that he would accept no plans that include amnesty for illegals, he’d win over a large number of currently uncommitted conservative voters. His stance of no wall spanning the whole border is plausible, since a fence or wall without proper backup will slow down illegals by a whopping 30 seconds. His promotion and signing of the Texas DREAM Act is troubling, but if the federal government is not going to deter illegal immigration nor deport all illegals, the states

G) So how are the policies of Governor Moonbeam and his heavily-Democratic legislature affecting businesses in the formerly great state of California? An online business owner has sent the Gov a nice Dear John letter. Expect much more of this from businesses currently in that state.

H) Mister “Pass this bill!” has sent his bill up to Congress, and it is exactly what we thought it would be. It is Son of Failed Stimulus, and is paid for by making the “rich” (aka those who actually pay taxes) “pay their fair share” (aka pay even more to support the moochers). He said that Congress had to pass the bill immediately with “no games, no politics, no delays” when he has already made it 100% games and politics. He wants it passed quickly so that by the time the public finds out what is in there it will be too late to stop. How is the “Super Committee” supposed to come up with reductions in the deficit when this joker adds in another $447,000,000,000.00+ to the bill? The same tax increases that he is touting are the ones the Democrats wanted to use in that “Super Committee” and almost all have already been rejected by the House.

I) Rat-faced David Axelrod says that the Obama jobs package must be passed as a complete package, stating: “We're not in a negotiation to break up the package. It's not an à la carte menu. It's a strategy to get this country moving.” Sorry, but there are many elements that are complete non-starters and were put in there for Obama campaign purposes instead of for helping the nation. We’re not in a negotiation to pass Son of Failed Stimulus. Then again, the rest of the White House staff, and Obama himself, seem to be signaling that the President will indeed sign any pieces of his plan that get passed even if the rest get nuked. So who screwed up in distributing the talking points?

J) In case you missed it during the Monday debate, Ron Paul once again proved himself to be an idiot regarding foreign policy and the very basis of Islam.

K) The Davis-Bacon Act requires all federal construction contracts to pay union wages, even if the company doing the job is non-union. This costs the federal government billions of dollars every year. If The Crawfish were to, by some act of a God with a sense of humor, become President, I would push for legislation requiring all government contracts to go to companies whose workers are not forced to belong to any organization (or pay dues equivalent) that uses money taken from the workers’ paychecks for political activity. I would also push for all federal property to be right-to-work.

L) The median price of a house in America is about $172,000. So why is the government going to spend $330,000.00+ each to house twelve homeless people in Bethesda, MD, for a single year? That makes absolutely no sense, unless you are speaking with a liberal.

M) I’m all for scientific research and medical advances, but this story just strikes me as really weird. It almost seems fit for a sci-fi “B” movie from the 60s.

N) Remind me in a few years not to let my kids go to Northern Arizona University. Any school that persecutes people handing out American flags on such an important weekend needs to lose all conservative students and all federal funds.

“We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.” - Richard Nixon

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

9-10-2011 The Weekend Claw

Obama’s jobs speech makes things easier for the GOP in the Super Debt Committee. There’s another $450 Billion we can count in savings by refusing to pass Obama’s Son of Stimulus.

A) If you are looking for comments on the Obama Campaign Speech from Thursday, I might do a special column solely on that clap trap. The talking point orders for the media and liberal bloggers was released ahead of the speech, and it is good comedy. They actually say that the $450 Billion program will be fully paid for by closing tax loopholes and making the rich pay their “fair share” and that Congress needs to place country ahead of politics, something the Administration steadfastly refuses to do.

B) Representative West listened to the speech, and compared Obama and his plans to the old cartoon character “Wimpy” who always wanted a hamburger today for promises of future payment.

C) Ten years ago, our nation was attacked by Islam. Once again I present my recollections of that terrible and unforgettable day.

D) A hand-picked panel of three judges (two appointed by Obama and one by Clinton) has thrown out Virginia’s lawsuit against Obamacare, saying that the STATE HAS NO STANDING BEFORE THAT COURT! Evidently, only the federal government can sue the federal government according to these anti-Constitution donkeys. As soon as the next Congress and President are sworn in, those three need impeachment proceedings against them since they are so opposed to upholding the Constitution.

E) Speaking of Obamacare, I was reminded by good friend Brian R of something that was in that atrocity of a bill. To pay for free healthcare, there will now be a federal tax on all real estate transactions. Yeah, that’s gonna help the housing markets. Is there anything this jerk doesn’t want to tax? This is why we MUST revoke the income tax provision of the 16th Amendment and enact the Fair Tax.

F) The extreme partisanship and pettiness of Harry Reid is astounding. He FORCED Republicans to remain in the Crapitol Building for Obama’s speech by scheduling a vote to raise the debt limit by another $500 Billion immediately following the speech. I hoped Senator Vitter would have walked up to him and punched his lights out. Oh, and the Democrats passed the increase.

G) How desperate are the Dems to hold Weinerboy’s House seat? Their candidate would not be eligible to run for that seat if Noo Yawk’s laws matched those of the rest of the country. Democrat candidate David Weprin does not live in that district, and won’t even move there if he wins the special election.

H) As we observe the tenth anniversary of 9-11, our public schools have turned the remembrance into a time to teach the children about how evil and intolerant America is, instead of teaching them that Islam commands their death or enslavement. Your liberal agenda in action.

I) How in the world do these idiots think they can get away with their lies? The Affirmative Action Attorney General is now saying that not only he, but all of the higher-ups at the Injustice Department were completely clueless as to Operation Fast and Furious (aka Project Gunrunner, aka Operation Gunwalker). Does he really think we are so stupid that we can’t use Al Gore’s invention and note that he bragged about Project Gunrunner in a speech delivered in Mexico in 2009? Meanwhile, another weapon that Holder’s people let “walk” has been found at a violent crime scene in Arizona and evidence has been uncovered of an FBI/DOJ cover-up of a third Gunrunner weapon that was found at the scene of Agent Terry’s murder, but was then “disappeared”..

J) Speaking of the Injustice Department, do you think Holder’s bunch will take any action against this group of union thugs? They have defied a federal restraining order, taken over a port facility, damaged property, dumped shipments, Threatened people with baseball bats, and kidnapped guards. Why? They believe that they have the RIGHT to work at the facility, even though the company running it hired other people. I sincerely doubt that any charges will be filed. These thugs are part of the AFL-CIO. The President of the AFL-CIO just happened to be Barack Obama’s Guest of Honor at his speech on Thursday. I’d say that is a Presidential endorsement of their actions, since he did not rescind the invitation. UPDATE: The union actions have spread around Puget Sound. It is the Chicago Way.

K) The Palestinians may have run phone banks to give him millions in illegal campaign contributions, but they sure don’t know Barack Obama. They are running ads to bolster their upcoming bid at the UN for recognized independent statehood. The ads feature Obama at the UN saying: “When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel.” That is no longer the official position of the Obama Administration, but Palestinian Authority Chief Terrorist Abbas states in that same ad, “If he said it, he must have meant it.” That qualifies him for the Most Gullible Man in the Middle East Award.

L) On Friday, protesters in Egypt attacked the Israeli embassy, breaking down gates and walls, setting fires, and ransacking the place. The fact that Egyptian security forces did nothing to stop the actions legally means the Egyptian government (aka the Muslim Brotherhood) that Barack Obama supports has committed an act of war against the nation of Israel. Cue the Noo Yawk Slimes’ condemnation of Israel in 5…..4…..3…..

M) Texas has suffered through near-record breaking heat and drought this year, and everybody knew another large outbreak of fires was inevitable. So what did the Obama Administration do to prepare for these fires? They terminated the contract of the largest aerial tanker firefighting company in the nation. That happened about a week before Rick Perry’s final announcement that he was going to be a candidate for President. Coincidence or just more of his hatred for the largest state that opposed him in 2008? There are some rumors that the company lost their contract because they are a non-union company in the Age of Obama, but I have yet to find concrete evidence. If any of y’all find it, send it to me!

N) Remember when Propaganda Minister Carney said that Obama’s illegal alien half-uncle would be treated just like anybody else? Yeah, we all knew it to be a lie, and now the illegal relative has been released from custody. He came here legally in 1963 to study at a prestigious prep school, but soon dropped out. That action made his student visa null and void. It took about 25 years for him to finally be ordered out, but he fought that in court for three more years. That ended nineteen years ago, and Obama’s people just released him back into the wild.

O) The Labor Department is investigating large homebuilding companies, checking to see if they are paying all employees proper wages. They NEED to be checking to see if any illegals are being employed. If they get rid of the illegals, that might boost employment among Americans, but we all know that Hilda Solis is looking to protect illegals, not Americans.

P) The control freaks of El Lay are at it again. They already banned plastic shopping bags. Now they want to ban paper bags as well. If they get their way, every time someone goes shopping, they must remember to bring along all of their reusable bags. So much for the basic “Oh crap, we need 2 cans of corn, a dozen eggs, milk, bread, and bacon. Honey, get them on your way home from work.”

Q) Here’s yet more evidence that our legal system is broken. John “Silky Pony” Edwards was indicted in June, and his trial was scheduled to FINALLY start this month. Now it is being delayed until January. There is absolutely no reason for any trial to begin more than one month after an indictment.

R) Once more, here is a bunch of Obama and Holder’s “people” in action. Who do they think they are, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union?

“We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.” - Richard Nixon

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

9-7-2011 The Weekly Claw

North Texas has gone from record highs to approaching record lows in less than a week. The cooler temperatures are most welcome, but the winds and continuing dry conditions haven’t been.

Before we get started, I am working on a Special Edition of The Claw. I have been invited to interview (via e-mail) Senatorial candidate and former Mayor of Dallas Tom Leppert. I invite my readers to tell me what questions they’d like me to ask him.  Post them as comments or send them to me in an e-mail if you have one of my addresses.

A) This guy had one heckuva first experience riding in a plane.

B) Is government in America out of control? Do we really have the right to live as we wish? Check out this story and then answer those questions.

C) Jimmy Hoffa, who has never actually worked a day in his life, has some tough words for those who do not believe in Big Union. Hoffa has gotten all of his money and power by extorting dues from workers who have no choice but to join a union, something The Crawfish knows all about. So does he care about “workers”? Nope. He’s just in it for his own power. He’s out there declaring war on Republicans, and prepping his thugs for fighting, saying union thugs like a good fight and they need to “take these sons of bitches out!” This is, of course, the new “civility” from the Democratic Party. When asked about his remarks, Debbie the Ditz refused to answer and changed the subject to non-existent coarse language at Tea Party rallies. President Obama said he was proud of Hoffa, while his Propaganda Minister avoided the subject completely.

D) So why would Jimmy Hoffa be so far into the hip pocket of Barack Obama? Maybe because Obama has vowed to end the long-running federal oversight of the Teamsters and their rampant corruption. If the feds are removed from the Teamsters headquarters, the corruption levels will reach Jimmy Hoffa Senior standards within a month.

E) Michelle (***sigh***) Malkin gives us the Top Ten union thug moments of the past year, and Hoffa’s remarks made the list.

F) As long as we’re on the subject of union stupidity, the US Postal Service is on the verge of a complete shutdown because they can’t meet their costs. Labor costs eat up 80% of the USPS budget, compared to 53% at UPS (which hires TEAMSTER drivers only), and 32% at FedEx (NON-union). USPS employees have benefits packages among the absolute best in the federal government (not including Congress, POTUS, of VPOTUS). One of the possible solutions is to cut 20% of the bloated work force. The hitch in that plan is that the union has a clause in the latest labor contract forbidding ALL lay-offs, and they are opposing any breech in that contract. When the union bosses face a choice between 20% losing their jobs and 100% losing their jobs, they choose 100%, believing that Barack Obama and the Democrats will come to their rescue with yet more money from the great-grandchildren of our taxpayers.

G) Obama’s Labor Day speech was seen as a possible preview to his Thursday jobs speech. So how did the markets react to his speech. I wouldn’t exactly call that a success.

H) I saw this post somewhere on Facebook and had to steal it: Tea Party Protesters are R.A.C.I.S.T. - Real Americans Challenging Intrusive Socialistic Tactics.

I)It is almost funny and yet so sad to see how the Democrats live in some fantasy world devoid of reality. Debbie the Ditz is now saying that the so-called “stimulus” actually WORKED! It created 3.6 million jobs! It turned the economy around! Really? Somebody get that chick a drug test. Here’s a look at jobs lost in recessions over the past 40 years and jobs gained in the 24 months following them. Does that look like success, Debbie?

J) Her fellow space cadet, Maxine Waters, is calling for another trillion dollar jobs program. Heck, the last one worked so well that we might as well spend TEN trillion so we can make sure EVERYBODY has a job! That would work, right? So what if we’d never be able to pay for it even if we taxed every wage earner in America at 100%. Communism has NEVER worked and never will.

K) I saw this story on Neal Boortz’s site and knew it was right for my readers.

L) The Noo Yawk Slimes has officially endorsed Sharia Law in America, and even went so far as to say it is just like Jewish Law. When in the past 2000 years did Jewish Law include commandments that all non-believers must be converted, enslaved, or killed? What part of Jewish Law says that women are property and are to be treated as such? What part of Jewish Law commands that the world be conquered and entirely subjected to Islam?

M) We have now found out why Barack Obama defied Congress and continued the war in Libya despite the War Powers Act. It is all according to the master plan.

N) Another former camper at Club Gitmo has been found on the battlefields of Afghanistan. Why have we let any of these illegal combatants go free? They do not qualify for POW status according to the Geneva Conventions, and illegal combatants normally fall under the category of having no rights, including that of life. When we are done extracting information from them (by whatever means necessary), we should turn them into shark food.

O) Nearly 40% of Europeans suffer from mental illness. We in America call it socialistic liberalitis or societus moochus.

P) Can we get this law here in America? I know a bunch of folks who would like to see it the other way around.

Q) I don’t know how Eric Holder allowed this, but the FBI has arrested a prominent Democrat donor and campaign treasurer on mail fraud charges.

R) So how does a workers’ paradise function, with years of liberal control of the legislature and liberal governors? Well, California’s employment rate is now at record lows. I know…it must be the fault of the Republicans and George W. Bush.

S) One of the reporters who first broke the Gunrunner/Fast and Furious story says that the roadblocks being put up in front of the current Congressional investigations show the need for a second front. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has jurisdiction as well, and has members who would love to sink their teeth into this case. The cover-up on this scandal is making Watergate look tame.

T) Did you know that one person arrested in the Gunrunner program confessed to making IEDs from American military munitions and selling them to one of the Mexican cartels? Within hours of his arrest, the US Attorney’s Office in Arizona ordered him released within hours of his arrest. His whereabouts became unknown shortly thereafter.

U) Forty eight people were shot in Noo Yawk over the Labor Day holiday. Mayor Bloomberg blamed the Constitution for the violence. Typical left wing Democrat.

V) Why is it that Democrat Presidents like to give military-grade technology to China under the guise of non-military technology? Bill Clinton directed Loral Corporation, whose execs were big Clinton donors, to sell China satellite guidance technology. Before that happened, their ICBMs could not accurately target American cities and military installations. Now they have the ability to hit us precisely. Barack Obama has General Electric selling avionics technology to China. This will benefit Jeffrey Immelt, GE’s CEO, who happens to be not only a big Obama Donor, but Obama’s job creation advisor. Congress and the Pentagon are now investigating this mess.

“We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.” - Richard Nixon

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

9-3-2011 The Weekend Claw

Are y’all ready for a nice long weekend and the semi-official end of summer? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take a taxpayer-funded vacation for this weekend right after taking a 10-day one a week ago? We really wanted Lee to come ashore near Corpus Christie, bend up west of San Antonio, then stay west of Ft Worth until curving east along the Oklahoma border, but we're gonna stay bone dry.

A) You can always count on something crazy when the finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards at the State Fair of Texas are announced. This year is no exception. Last year there was fried beer and fried margaritas, so what will take the prize this year?

B) I’m not saying that our immigration system is screwed up, but Obama’s drunk-driving uncle was ordered to be deported in 1992, and he’s still here. Nineteen years of living in plain sight and they can’t deport him? Of course Propaganda Minister Carney bleated that this case “will be handled like any other immigration case.” He actually expects us to believe it, too. Sorry, but if that was true, he’d already be on a plane to Kenya because of that deportation order from 92.

C) Here’s yet another waste of federal dollars. In DC, a “nonprofit” group headed up by a former gangbanger used over $300,000.00 of OUR money (supposedly earmarked for HIV/AIDS programs) to renovate and reopen a strip club. First of all, why are we giving any money to gangbangers, especially ones who aren’t “reformed” or “former”? Secondly, how can a NONPROFIT run a FOR PROFIT strip club? Third, how does opening a strip club combat HIV? (Hint: it promotes sexual behavior that SPREADS HIV!) Every single person involved in this, including those who approved the money, should go straight to prison for misuse of taxpayer monies.

D) The arrogance of this Administration and their willingness to politicize anything is a wonder to behold. The GOP has had a Presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library scheduled for months. That debate might highlight some of The Anointed One’s flaws, so now he has scheduled his own jobs speech before a joint session of Congress at the same time on the same day. Propaganda Minister Carney said that the GOP can just change their schedule, and compared the GOP debate to the Wildlife Network going up against real programming. His Majesty takes priority! Speaker Boehner is more than miffed about this, as all joint sessions of Congress must be scheduled through HIS office, since they occur in the House Chamber. He has told the White House that they cannot have their event on that day, but they are free to have it the next night, when it would compete for audiences with the Saints and Packers in the NFL season opener on NBC. If this speech was sooo important that it had to be done exactly on Obama’s schedule, he should have called Congress back early from their vacations and cut his own trip to Mahhthahh’s Vineyahhhd short. UPDATE: For once, Boehner did NOT cave. Obama will now give his speech during the Saints-Packers game to an audience of 12 (not including media types and those who have to watch as part of their jobs). UPDATE II: The speech will now take place earlier so that it is over before the game kicks off at 8:30PM Eastern. That means it will start around 6:00 Central and 4:00 Pacific. Hardly primetime.

E) The media is trying their best to blame this all on Boehner, calling him “petulant” and “childish” for having the spine to stand up to Obama. MSNBC went so far as to say that the opposition to Obama’s proposed speech timetable is because Obama is black. Seriously? Is that all they’ve got? Even James Carville said the White House was “out of bounds” on this speech request. If the Crazy Cajun can admit it, why can’t the rest of the left?

F) Meanwhile, Carville has the following to say about Obama, Perry, and the campaign: “It’s enough he can contrast himself to Rick Perry, who wants to repeal the 20th century. You know what I’m saying — we are not going to repeal it to 1950.” That brings up two points. First, here they go again saying the raaaaacist GOP wants to roll back the Civil Rights Era. Secondly, if the GOP wants to repeal all of the liberal programs of the past 100 years (Wilson, New Deal, Great Society, Carter, Clinton, Obama) that is perfectly okay by me! Let’s go back to having the Constitution be the law of the land again!

G) Puh-leeeze don’t say that this story surprises you. One of the “green technology” companies that Barack Obama praised and said would create thousands of jobs has gone belly up. The Obama Administration gave this company $535 million to produce high-priced solar panels to compete with low-cost panels produced in China. People who are buying solar panels are doing so to SAVE money, so who exactly did they think would buy their high-priced products?

H) A new Rasmussen Poll shows that 64% of Americans are completely ignorant. They believe that the primary role of business is to create jobs, not to make money for the owner(s). Will those 64% please show us a businessman who went through the pain and stress of starting a business with making a profit not his goal?

I) So how is the latest Summer of Recovery (Wreckovery?) hopey-changey stuff going? Well, for the first time since 1945 the number of jobs in the nation in one month was the same as in the previous month. That’s right, exactly ZERO jobs were created in August. Looks like that bus/plane tour and time in Mahhhhthahhhh’s Vinyahhhhhhd were well spent.

J) Fresh off of his vacation, this weekend His Majesty decided to take some time away from DC and headed over to Camp David with his speechwriters and campaign staff (same thing). They need the time to come up with something better than last September, when he promised “there are better days ahead.” (did he mean January 2013??) Proving his vanity yet again, he and daughter Sasha boarded Marine One at the White House and flew away, even though the Marines had already closed the helipad at Camp David due to weather. Yes, his motorcade vehicles (carrying his golf clubs) left DC early and met the helicopter at an “undisclosed location” (remember how much flak VP Cheney got for that?) to motorcade him to his mountain retreat. It is all about the appearance of power and prestige, so wasting money with Marine One is perfectly acceptable. Motorcading from the White House is just soooo beneath him.

K) Meanwhile, up in Wisconsin, the laws that were passed amid such uproar have SAVED UNION JOBS and millions of dollars for cities and counties. In other words, conservative ideas have proven to work when liberal union ideas failed miserably…again.

L) As of Wednesday afternoon, publicly held US debt topped the $10 TRILLION mark. That number is up FIFTY NINE PERCENT from the day Sultan Bu’raq Hussein al-Obama (praise be unto him) took up residency at 1600 Pennsylvania. That is exactly what he meant by “Change We Can Believe In”.

M) I could link all of these stories individually, but Neal Boortz grouped ‘em all together for our benefit. Enjoy.

N) Some people have no neighborly manners. At first, this story seems to have a bad guy, who was given a citation for disturbing the peace as he was mowing at 4:30AM. If you read farther into the story, you notice that he has been doing this for a decade and he does his neighbor’s yard while he’s at it. There’s only one person in the neighborhood that he doesn’t know, and nobody has ever complained to him or asked him not to do his early morning mowing. So who is the villain of the story? I mean besides the power-mad cop.

O) Here we go again. The Congressional Racist Caucus is saying that the Tea Party is a bunch of racists who want to lynch blacks. The Tea Party is standing in the way of the Change away from the Constitution. Uh, what happened to the call for “civility”? Since there are no other cards to play, the race card will once again be the main weapon of the Democrats in 2012. Now if we really want to see violent racism, we look at liberal blacks (witness all the recent “flash mobs”), not white/black/brown/other conservatives.

P) No Crawfish commentary is needed for this link. You’ll see why.

Q) At least Joe Lieberman understands reality. Why can’t any other politicians do so?

R) If you can’t seem to figure out why public education eats up such huge sums of money and the results are so poor, this might help you out. It seems that the number of kids enrolled nowadays is about 8-9% more than in 1970, but the number of people employed by school districts has shot up over 90%. Student achievement is about the same as 1980, so why don’t we drop back to the same student:staff ratio we had then. The rest is obviously superfluous. That would save billions of dollars per year.

S) Maxine “Go to Hell” Waters, who steered a government bailout to the bank her husband was an owner of, wants to take on the banking industry. She wants Obama to call in the “gangsta” banks and use the usual Chicago gangsta tactics on them. She wants the banks to be forced to give loans to people who can’t afford them and modify them when those people are falling behind in their payments, otherwise she wants them taxed out of business. Uh, Maxine? It is called the Community Reinvestment Act, and it was one of the root causes of the credit and housing collapse. Forcing the banks to abide by you failed policies yet again, and doing it with gangsta tactics, will not be allowed anymore!

T) The Crawfish has to salute one of his favorite drivers, Tony Stewart, and fellow drivers Carl Edwards (I’d be a fan if he drove for Chevy instead of Ford), Kevin Harvick, and Greg Biffle. They were invited to the White House along with the other drivers who made it into the Chase for the Sprint Cup (playoffs for NASCAR), but decided that they had better things to do than meet with the publicity hound who hates America.

U) Let me see if I’ve got this right. A federal agency (US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) that is illegal according to the Constitution (Constitution does not allow the federal government to have ANY say in the private business contracts between employers and employees) sues a trucking company because they fired an alcoholic driver. If that driver had NOT been fired, but instead had caused a fatal wreck, the company would be sued for millions of dollars because they let a known drunk drive one of their trucks. So if a company finds out that one of their drivers is a drunk, what are they supposed to do? Shoot him?

V) A new acronym has been developed to describe Barack Obama. SCOAMF is the acronym, and the MF does NOT mean what you’re thinking.

“Moreover, most people who serve in Washington have been trained either as lawyers or as political operatives – professions that tend to place a premium on winning arguments rather than solving problems.” –Barack Obama (lawyer), “The Audacity of Hope”

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