Archive for April, 2011

Astroturfing a non-existent “backlash” against Paul Ryan

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

As Republicans in Congress use the Easter break to make their case for Paul Ryan’s entitlement reform to the American people, liberals would love it if constituents would start “raucous” town-hall meetings, a la the anti-Obamacare Tea Party events that took place during the summer of 2009.

Yes they would absolutely if that would happen.  Too bad for them, because it isn’t:

How did things go for Republicans in their initial defense of the Ryan budget?  Well, consider the intensity of the Left’s desire for an anti-GOP, anti-Ryan, “Town Hall Backlash” narrative. And then consider the relatively small number of “incidents” reported in the news, the sensational headlines that were never written.  […]

It might be too soon to say Republicans are winning the budget debate, but they definitely aren’t losing it, and that’s a real slap in the face for liberals who were absolutely convinced that Americans would never accept a plan as bold as Ryan’s.

Meanwhile, look at this “outrage” at Paul Ryan’s most recent town-hall (via):

These people are outraged I say.  Outraged!

White House approves of drone attacks in Libya

April 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Mission creep:

President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed drones in Libya, authorizing U.S. airstrikes on ground forces for the first time since America turned over control of the operation to NATO on April 4.

It also is the first time that drones will be used for airstrikes since the conflict began on March 19, although they have routinely been flying surveillance missions, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Thursday.

Do we get to call Obama out on the lies about this Libyan war yet?   Wasn’t NATO taking over the Libyan operation?  Is our national media even paying attention?

Breitbart to leftists in Wisconsin: “Go to hell!”

April 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Kudos to Breitbart for having the guts to say what is right.  Well done:

More at Big Government here.

Why we need entitlement reform

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Ed Morrissey nails it:

When programs like Social Security and Medicare first began, most Americans weren’t expected to live long enough to draw benefits for more than a couple of years.  In the fifty years since Medicare began, we have lowered the age of eligibility and massively expanded benefits.  Not only do we have more people entering the system thanks to the Baby Boom of the postwar years, but thanks to better health, they’re staying in the program for at least fifteen years at a time.

Meanwhile, population growth has slowed in the eighty years since the start of Social Security and fifty since Medicare.  Instead of having worker-to-enrollee ratios of 16-1, we’re rapidly approaching 2-1, which turns the entitlement structure into a teetering Ponzi scheme.
And let’s also be clear about one thing–this is exactly what Democrats want.  Nothing gets millions of voters to the polls to pull the lever for Democrats quicker than promising the continuation of the current state of affairs.  Democrats and the Obama administration have shown no desire at all to seriously address the question of reforms, nor our government’s fiscal emergency.
Americans will eventually have a choice–continue biting on the Democrats promises of an ever-increasing entitlement state, or trying to avert disaster.

Obama’s housing market lies, chart edition

April 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Here is your chart for the day:

Burn this chart into your brain.  Revert back to it whenever you hear the line of BS coming from the Obama administration, Democrats in general, and their propaganda stooges in the media, about how they and their policies “averted disaster” during the mortgage crisis, and how they saved our lives.

[Hat Tip: Zero Hedge]

Inside Facebook’s new data center

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment

These pictures are amazing and somewhat eerie at the same time.  More here.

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Really, Tea Party? Donald Trump?

April 6, 2011 Leave a comment

The latest WSJ/NBC poll of potential GOP candidates is drawing a lot of attention today, as well it should.  But only for all the wrong reasons:

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump tied for second place with Mike Huckabee, both at 17 percent, and leading the GOP pack among Tea Party supporters.


Trump takes 20 percent of the Tea Party vote, followed by Romney with 17 percent, and Huckabee with 14 percent, the poll found.

Here’s the deal on Donald Trump.  Trump is a crass opportunist, he does anything to get as much attention as possible, spending his time on dumb reality shows among other things.   Pretending to run for president of the United States is just another one of those things.  I seriously doubt he would go through with running for the office, and even if he did, I don’t believe he has any intention of winning the nomination, let alone the White House.  He just wants to try because…well, because he’s Donald Trump.  And that will screw everyone over because the GOP would lose the election, and Obama will win another four years in trying to destroy the country.

I’m not going to pretend to understand how he could possibly get 20% favorability among tea partiers in this or any other poll.  But I am scratching my head.  The tea partiers who support him really need to do some soul-searching.  Donald Trump?  Really?!

Get a grip people.

POTUS revs up the Hope and Change Express, 2.0

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s official.  The Obama campaign begins again with a spiffy new campaign ad:

If the outlook for the GOP field in 2012 wasn’t so bleak, and knowing what we know now versus what was said in 2008, the President wouldn’t have a chance.

Is there anyone beyond the hardcore leftist cadre of the Democrat party who voted for Obama in 2012, seriously contemplating voting for him next year?

Libyan rebels are a disorganized bunch

April 3, 2011 Leave a comment

I hope Colonel Gaddafi doesn’t read the New York Times:

As the struggle with Colonel Qaddafi threatened to settle into a stalemate, the rebel government here was showing growing strains that imperil its struggle to complete a revolution and jeopardize requests for foreign military aid and recognition.

In an appearance Sunday on “State of the Union” on CNN, Gen. James L. Jones, President Obama’s former national security adviser, said that the United States “is buying space for the opposition to get organized.”

But a White House official said last week that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was extremely reluctant to send arms to the rebels “because of the unknowns” about who they are, their backgrounds and motivations.

“It’s a moment in time where there is no real clarity,” said General Jones, who is now a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. “But the things being worked on are being worked on to get that clarity.”

The war that was supposed to last “days” is now heading into its third week and, despite early gains by the rebels, the war is not going according to plan.  Again we are obligated to ask of the Obama administration and his war machine, what now?

Let’s Go Mets!

April 1, 2011 2 comments

After watching my Green Bay Packers reach the pinnacle of the sport by winning the Super Bowl this winter, I now get to settle down for what’s shaping up to be a long, long baseball season for my New York Mets. 

Oh the pain…

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