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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