Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cutlery Corner...The Grift Is Back

" this here is a Combs Custom..."

"...another Custom Design from Ocoee River..."

"...and look at this Hen & Rooster Custom..."

Frost Cutlery has once again taken to referring to ANYthing that is in ANY way, shape or form different from a run of the mill knife as a custom product, and that is simply a lie.

Frost makes no custom products. Occasionally they offer low quantity or limited run knives but that is a world of difference away from custom. Custom, in case they happen to be listening, refers to a ONE-OFF product, or more accurately, a knife made from a customers specifications.

Thousand-run chinamen blade cutlery has never, nor will ever, qualify as being custom. And its a shame too, because for a while there they were dropping the "custom" appellation and saying "limited run", but you can take the grifter away from the grift but you can't take the grift away from the grifter. Con men are what they are so don't be fooled by that old queen's lies because you are NOT getting anything custom made or collectable.

Then there's the "Blade Master" knife sharpening kit that has been running "low on stock" for the past 18 months, and these unconscionable fools haven't the honor to even make a new commercial for the piece of junk. "Better git it now because it won't be here long" means sometime in the 22nd Century the chinamen who make the product will run low on pot steel.

And the lies concerning assisted-opening folding knives are slowly slithering their way back into the Frost lexicon. There is nothing to even suggest that  assisted knives are doomed to be legislated out of production but whenever Frost needs to sell a slow mover he flat out lies about either its availability or legality.

Just like the pitch to buy abalone handled knives because abalone is soon to be placed on the endanger species list.


And we close with: "I've purchased trainloads or German steel to have those knives made..." says the old queen James A. Frost.

Distance from Solingen Germany to Dalian China? 5071 miles. An awful lot of train tracks to lay. Countries to run through, treaties to be made. Mountains to be tunneled. 

And know what? 99.9% of his customers believe his bullshit. Why? Are some folks born stupid, or do they become stupid? But why in all hells do they stay stupid when all the the world's knowledge is a mere click away.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Norway Attack: Island Survivors Ask Police 'Why Didn't You Come Earlier?'

OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) - "Why didn't you come earlier?", survivors screamed when Norwegian police arrived after an hour in which Anders Behring Breivik had wandered the wooded island of Utoeya shooting dead 68 people, most of them teenagers.
In a nation united by grief over the worst massacre in its modern history, few except the survivors quoted by media have criticised authorities for not preventing the attacks or for the speed of their response once they had been carried out.
Already reeling from Breivik's bomb in Oslo, the police response to the island massacre was beset with problems -- from a boat so overloaded with officers it took on water, to special forces without a suitable helicopter to fly them there.
Meanwhile the minutes ticked by and Breivik hunted down his victims who hid under beds, climbed trees and hid in bushes or jumped into the lake in desperate attempts to flee.
It was 5.26 p.m. on Friday when local police in Nordre Buskerud first received an alert about shootings on the island. Four minutes later they notified Oslo and another eight minutes after that they formally requested back-up.
Fourteen minutes later still, local police arrived at the shore of the mainland, but for a further 17 minutes waited for a boat.
"We asked for help from the SWAT team in Oslo, which is specially trained to deal with armed situations. We did not know about the extent of the situation that was out there," North Buskerud police chief Sissel Hammer was quoted as saying by the Dagsavisen daily newspaper.

Modern law enforcement personified. The prevailing attitude is, first off,  cause no yourself. Secondly, without a SWAT team you are useless so might as well wait for the armored cars and the black helicopters because gee whiz, one guy with a gun could stand off a dozen or more cops hiding in the bushes, just like we saw at Columbine.

Oh and before I forget, just one citizen with HIS OWN gun could have settled the thing without fuss nor muss. Pathetic.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Getting The Lead Out?

The Iowa Natural Resources Commission gave final approval to the establishment of a dove season to begin on September 1. However, the Commission felt it necessary to add an amendment that will now ban the use of traditional ammunition when dove hunting.

The Commission has taken a page straight out of the anti-hunting extremist groups’ playbook to deter hunting through traditional ammunition bans. Anti-conservation fanatics failed at the federal level after the EPA rejected their lead-ban petition and have now placed their focus on Iowa knowing that doves are the most popular and abundant game bird hunted in America. This traditional ammunition ban is designed to price hunters out of the market and keep them from taking part in traversing Iowa’s fields and forests after the historic dove hunting legislation passed this year.

The Commission does not cite any scientific studies showing negative effects of traditional ammunition and has simply jumped in the political bed with anti-hunting extremists. Just look at what Iowa’s DNR Director, Roger Lande, had to say about the ban in the Commission’s press release: “There will be a number of hunters who will be opposed to this decision, but at the end of the day, this action by the commission will help protect Iowa’s environment and wildlife from the adverse affects of lead.” Dove populations are doing better than ever all while the vast majority of states allow traditional ammunition for dove hunting.

Iowa is Fudd Central personified. While giving lip service to 2nd Amendment issues, the average Iowan will gladly submit to bend-over-and cough should their masters snap on a rubber glove. My 5 years of living there sickened me with regards to gun rights as perceived by slave-state Iowans and that's that. I moved  in part due to the impossibility of convincing the citizenry to learn where their hind legs were. 

Does this surprise me? Hell no. Iowa's "Commissioners" would ban the Constitution if they thought they'd get away with it.

Thanks to The War on Guns for the link.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Obama Unsure Of His Actual Birthday...

Okay then, a show of hands.

How many out there don't know their birthday?

Seems our beloved leader doesn't know his.

Thanks to Third World County for the link.

Sometimes Cal Wasn't So Silent

If all men are created equal, that is final.  If they are endowed with
inalienable rights, that is final.  If governments derive their just
powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.  No advance, no
progress can be made beyond these propositions.  If anyone wishes to
deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can
proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when
there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the
people.  Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to

Calvin Coolidge. Way ahead of his time in refuting what the new form of "liberalism" was becoming. Modern liberalism steals the birthright of every human being and blithely hands off freedom and self determination to the government, just as dictators have done for time immemorial.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Alcohol...And Arithmatic

This just in from ESPN Sports Center:

"Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward charged with DUI after police charged he was driving with a.12 blood (that's POINT 12 for those tuning in from Rio Linda) alcohol level, with the legal limit being.80."

Yes; .18 is far greater than .80.

The gal doing the reporting looked straight into the camera as she uttered this mathematical anomaly, and since she also doesn't know anything about sports here's hoping she keeps the bosses happy.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

RAM'ing It Home

So the memory "upgrade" seems to have been ironed out. Weird thing...after installing the new chip or whatever the heck they call the thing, my bookmarks didn't work and we had to enter Blogger through a rather backdoor route. I think it's because we removed the battery first but what do I know.

I couldn't resist a deal Tiger Direct had on a refurbished Acer; decent enough processor with 4 GB of RAM that I'm using as an interface between HBO-GO and the TV. One VGA port to the other and anything on the net can be watched on the boobtube. But the thing came with 2 GB in each memory slot, rather than 4 GB in one with the other empty, so instead of the 8 RAM I wanted its 6, and now I need another 4GB thingamajig yet it sure seems wasteful to stow the original memory in a drawer someplace. As the Frogs opine, say-la-vee. If anyone could use them lemme know and I'll get it off to ya.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

And Finally...

What To Do When Rogue Skateboards Attack...

In all seriousness, compared with any other man in his late 80's, Mr. Thompson displays the grit, resolve, balance, strength and dexterity of someone far younger.
Unfortunately though, Mr. Thompson is only 55.

Pepper Spraying From A Master

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bladesmanship From A Master....

Mr. Lynn Thompson, proprietor of Cold Steel. Watch and be awed...

Obama Administration Approves Illegal Multiple Sales Reporting Requirement

On Monday, the Justice Department announced that it will proceed with a controversial reporting procedure that will require federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.

Last fall, the reporting procedure was proposed as an 'emergency" measure by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The procedure specifically calls for all of the firearm retailers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and that are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days.  For example, a dealer would have to tell the government every time a deer hunter in Sacramento or Amarillo finds a good deal on a pair of semi-auto .30-06s like the popular Remington 7400.

The BATFE has no legal authority to demand these reports, and the flood of new paperwork (BATFE estimates 18,000 reports per year) will waste scarce law enforcement resources that should be spent on legitimate investigations.

All this is of course the Obama administrations response to the idiotic "Fast & Furious" program that allowed thousands of semi-automatic rifles to wind up in the hands of Mexican criminals. No, that isn't redundant. Word has it that Mexico is good for lots of other things, but I digress.

The morons can't put that particular genie back in the bottle so they place the onus on law abiding citizens and businesses in order to shift scrutiny away from their incompetence.

For those tuning in from Rio Linda, here's why the BATFuckers are barking up the wrong tree:

THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT under any law, any rule of law, or suggestion of law, to do so. They, you see, make up the laws as they go along.

This is akin to, lets say the IRS asking for something as seemingly innocuous as your shoe size. But, that would arouse a nasty response from the entire nation, not just firearm owners, and always remember that an awful lot of gun toting folken are FUDDS who don't give a damn about human rights as long as they can hunt them there deer. And, since the democrats have been entirely successful in disarming the blacks they kidnapped from northern Europe and Africa, no hue and cry comes from that quarter either, as despite all the talk of "equality" most are content to remain less than free.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Game Of Golf

"A 6-year-old golfer sank a hole in one on a course in central Illinois and calmly walked back to her cart."

It was only an 85 yard shot on the 3rd hole, but proof positive that golf is NOT a bloody sport.

Not that I follow golf past the accidental landing on the Golf Channel or seeing something akin to this on Fox Sports, mind you, but lately the golf devotees are striving mightily to be referred to as athletes.

As U.S. Gets More Like Mexico, More Mexicans Stay in Mexico

So Let's THANK The Obama Administration For Finally Doing Something About The Illegal Immigration Problem...

The New York Times  made an interesting case for what it sees as a decline in illegal migration from Mexico to the U.S.
 But it played down a central element of the picture: the fact that the U.S., with its widespread poverty and huge wages gaps between the rich and the poor, is rapidly getting to be more like Mexico than in the past, so the Mexican poor no longer have as many reasons to want to come here. Being sensible, they stay home.

Actually, there remain plenty enough reasons to sneak into America, and if Nappy and Lord Barry had their way we'd be renaming the joint the United Mexi-States. But folks are a lot more attuned to the problem...hey, they can't help but pay some attention when the economy remains in a rut... and  the democrats STILL want to spend our hard earned cash on illegal scum so the tide is turning somewhat.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Retailers Complain About Shoplifiting...Stupid "Journalists" Report On The Complaints

"The federation estimates that retailers lose as much as $30 billion a year to organized retail crime"

Bullshit. Plain and simple. Retailers don't "lose" a red cent; we the consumers do. Every last retail chain has what is called a "shrink" dividend built into the price of what's on the shelves. It's why one Wal-Mart will sell an item for $40 and the one 3 miles away will have the same item listed as $41.20, or 3% added for that store's shrinkage from theft. 

A buck twenty doesn't seem like a lot, but to Wal-Mart, and Target and BestBuy et al, it adds up. Multiply the 3% times all the business the box giants add to their pricetags, and viola! $30 billion smackeroos. 

Each and every store is forever on a frantic pace to lower their shrinkage because that adds to the company's bottom line, but NEVER affects what the consumer shells out. Or, I should say, it never results in lower prices to the consumer. 

Not to say the retailers don't have the right to make money off their wares, of course they do; but stupid articles such as this one written by stupid writers who went to stupid journalism classes at stupid schools just tic me off. And quotes from the detweiler running some stupid "National Retail Federation" tic me off too.

"Most people think about little Johnny stealing a pack of bubble gum," said Joseph LaRocca, senior asset protection adviser at the National Retail Federation. "This is anything but that -- these are professional criminals." The federation estimates that retailers lose as much as $30 billion a year to organized retail crime"

Now how insulting is that? "Little Johnny"? First off, send the crooks to jail. For a loooooooooong time. Keep raking in them profits because it's it's your right to but for heaven sake stop the inane bullshit.

It insults my intelligence. So tell me; who approached you. Was it Barzini or Tagalia?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Chimp recognises synthetic speech

Meaning That Chimps And Rappers Will Be Able To Communicate?

A talented chimpanzee called Panzee can recognise distorted and incomplete words spoken by a computer, scientists have discovered.
That suggests that apes may be more capable of perceiving spoken sounds than previously thought, and that the common ancestor of humans and chimps may also have had this ability.
It also refutes the idea that humans have brains uniquely adapted to process speech, say the scientists who have published their findings in the journal Current Biology.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ann Coulter On The Cost To Society Of Single Motherhood

How many months of man-hours did Florida police spend searching for little Caylee Anthony back in 2008, while her mother, Casey Anthony, knew exactly where the child's body was?

If you were the victim of a crime in Orlando, Fla., between July and December 2008, you should be enraged that the police couldn't prevent or investigate your crime because they were too busy looking for a missing child whose mother already knew the kid was dead.

(Folks from Orlando tell me that the cops were given numerous serious tips on where Caylee was but decided to spend many, many overtime hours looking elsewhere. You figure it out. Fits)

It's a zero-sum game with police resources. Cops combing through the woods searching for a missing child are not going to be patrolling your street or arresting suspects.

From repeat domestic violence calls to Los Angeles car chases, hit-and-run drivers and the balloon-boy hoax, worthless louts consume vastly more law enforcement resources than the rest of us. Cops in any town will tell you all the domestic violence calls come from the exact same homes, over and over again.

As long as we're looking for new revenue streams, how about billing these white trash low-lifes for their massive consumption of police resources? The dregs of society need to be assessed a fee for their abuse of government services and thrown in debtors prison in the unlikely event that they can't pay.

As I described in my last book, "Guilty," the leading cause of all social pathologies is single motherhood. One way or another, Casey Anthony's refusal to give up Caylee for adoption was going to cost society -- and cost Caylee.

The statistics are so jaw-dropping that not giving up an illegitimate child for adoption ought to be considered child abuse.

Various studies have shown that children raised by a single mother comprise about 70 percent of juvenile murderers, delinquents, teenaged mothers, drug abusers, dropouts, suicides and runaways. Imagine an America with 70 percent fewer of these social disorders and you will see what liberals' destruction of marriage has wrought.

A 1990 study by the (liberal) Progressive Policy Institute showed that, after controlling for single motherhood, the difference in black and white crime rates disappeared.

Meanwhile, adopted kids, on average, turn out better than even biological kids raised in two-parent families.

Of course, there aren't a lot of studies of adopted children because they aren't constantly mugging us. They're too busy running Oracle (Larry Ellison), the District of Columbia (Anthony Williams), or fantastic political websites, like "Big Government" (Andrew Breitbart).

One four-year study by the Search Institute in Minnesota found that adopted teenagers had greater empathy, higher self-esteem and more close friends than non-adopted teenagers in public schools, and were also less likely to engage in high-risk behavior, such as stealing and excessive drinking. In all, they scored higher than the control group on 16 indicators of well-being.

They were as strongly attached to their parents as their non-adopted siblings. Indeed, contrary to Hollywood movies portraying adopted kids mystically driven to find their biological parents, the majority of adopted teenagers rarely thought about the fact that they were adopted. (Apple's Steve Jobs has shown little interest in his biological father and corrects people who refer to his "adoptive parents," saying, "They were my parents.")

We could wipe out chronic poverty in America tomorrow -- and the new iPad would be even more awesome, if such a thing were possible! -- if only women would get married before having children or give up their illegitimate kids for adoption.

And yet, between 1979 and 2003, we went from about 600,000 babies being born out of wedlock, with about a quarter of them put up for adoption, to 1.5 million illegitimate births with fewer than 1 percent of them (14,000) given up for adoption. That's why Angelina Jolie and Madonna are constantly having to break up tribal wars to adopt Third World children.

A 2008 study led by Georgia State University economist Benjamin Scafidi conservatively estimated that single mothers cost the U.S. taxpayer $112 billion every year -- in addition to asking the rest of us to keep an eye on their kids while they go clubbing.

We could have had two Iraq wars -- Obama could have "saved or created" half a million stimulus jobs -- at that price.

But in fact, Scafidi underestimated single mothers' burden to society by excluding additional costs of single mothers to poverty programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

That makes his estimates very low: Single mothers are six times more likely to be in poverty than married families. More than 80 percent of homeless families are single mothers.

Scafidi's study also did not consider the burden single mothers place on law enforcement because of their higher likelihood to neglect or kill their children.

Eighty-five percent of mothers who kill their children through neglect are single mothers.

The plague of single motherhood isn't an inevitable decay brought on by stupid choices of the underclass. Destroying the family is the active social policy of liberals. They enjoy experimenting with other people's lives and leaving the taxpayer with the bill.

The mainstream media and Hollywood studios are constantly issuing propaganda about the joys and triumphs of single mothers.

Thus, for example, the noted scientific periodical Us Weekly celebrated single motherhood with an article titled "The New Single Moms and How They Do It," which delusionally proclaimed that the "sisters are doing it for themselves."

No, they're not. They're "doing it" at an enormous and unasked-for cost to every man, woman and child in America. They're doing it at incalculable cost to the children themselves, such as helpless, innocent Caylee.

A 2007 New York Times op-ed column about three gold-diggers fighting for custody of Anna Nicole Smith's illegitimate daughter said: "Surely this change is a welcome corrective to the injustice of traditional marriage laws and family values that stigmatized 'bastards' for life."

Except one can't help noticing how many more illegitimate children there are -- and the accompanying child abuse, neglect, suicide, runaways and murders -- now that the stigma is gone.

Here's the single biggest difference between the liberal versus Conservative approach to crime and the causes behind it. Liberals deny that there is a problem, while Conservatives would really like to fix it in order to save that one particular race of people that the liberals have once again seen fit to toss into cages.

George Ballas Of Weed-Eater Fame Dies At 85

While driving through an automatic carwash in 1971, George Ballas watched the whirling nylon bristles glide around the contour of his vehicle and wondered whether he could adapt the technology to remove the weeds around trees in his yard.
At home, he punched holes in a tin can, threaded it with wire and fishing line, and bolted it to a rotating lawn edger. He called it the Weed Eater, and when he couldn’t sell the concept, he founded a company and built it into a $40-million-a-year business.

And thank heaven he did. Sadly, the departure of Mr. Ballas leaves the field wide open for Al Gore to say that it was his idea all along.

Gross Ignorance About The Founders And The Feds

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."

James Madison, the acknowledged father of the Constitution.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." 

The 10th Amendment.

The above, and more, have been entered into the record so as to enlighten the simpletons who've been poorly educated about our Republic and the truly minuscule powers of the federal government. Our system, with regards to the federal level was specifically DESIGNED to be burdensome and difficult to work, as the Founders believed that too little government was infinitely preferred over too much government.

When in doubt, keep it simple. If it isn't in the Constitution, then the federal government has no say in the matter. Period.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tidal Wave Debris To Soon Reach West Coast Shorelines

Millions of tons of debris that washed into the ocean during Japan's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in March -- everything from furniture to roofs to pieces of cars -- are now moving steadily toward the United States and raising concerns about a potential environmental headache.
Scientists using computer models say the wreckage, which is scattered across hundreds of miles of the Pacific Ocean, is expected to reach Midway and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands by next spring and beaches in California, Oregon and Washington in 2013 or early 2014.
"Can you imagine San Francisco put through a shredder? A big grinder?" said Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has studied marine debris for more than 20 years.
"The area north of Tokyo was basically shredded. We are going to see boats, parts of homes, lots of plastic bottles, chair cushions, kids' toys, everything."

Hmmm. Anyone tuning in from the left coast do me a solid, k? Lost me a wallet back in '68 while carousing in a Tokyo bar so keep a lookout for it. Thanks.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I've been taking a mini sabbatical so as to better celebrate the nation's birthday, so happy birthday America.(better than saying I've been partying to beat the band)

And now a word from the TRUE Founding Fathers:

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Celebrating The Founders

Yes siree, Bob...for $24.80 you too can have a collection of knives commemorating the Founding Fathers.

That's if your Founding Fathers happen to be asians who arrived in North America circa 8000 BC.

Do these guys have balls or are they just stupid? July 4th celebrates the founding of the United States of America. Duh. Then again, maybe Tennesseans haven't been told yet. Come to think of it, schools don't teach Civics until the 4th grade.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Time To Eat The Fish?

Ever since public, congressional and union anger and anxiety persuaded the Environmental Protection Agency to delay action on its economy-strangling carbon dioxide rules, EPA has been on a take-no-prisoners crusade to impose other job-killing rules for electricity generating plants.
As President Obama said when America rejected cap-tax-and-trade, “there’s more than one way to skin the cat.” If Congress won’t cooperate, his EPA will lead the charge. Energy prices will “skyrocket.” Companies that want to build coal-fired power plants will “go bankrupt.” His administration will “fundamentally transform” our nation’s energy, economic, industrial and social structure.
EPA’s proposed “mercury and air toxics” rules for power plants are built on the false premise that we are still breathing the smog, soot and poisons that shrouded London, England and Gary, Indiana sixty years ago. In reality, US air quality improved steadily after the 1970 Clean Air Act was enacted.
Moreover, since 1990, even as US coal use more than doubled, coal-fired power plant emissions declined even further: 58% for mercury, 67% for nitrogen oxides, 70% for particulates, 85% for sulfur dioxide – and just as significantly for most of the other 80 pollutants that EPA intends to cover with its 946-pages of draconian proposed regulations.
It’s time to clear the political air – and scrub out some of the toxic disinformation that EPA and its allies have been emitting for months, under a multi-million-dollar “public education” campaign that EPA has orchestrated and funded, to frighten people into supporting its new rules. PR firms, religious and civil rights groups, environmental activists and college students are eagerly propagating the myths.
EPA’s “most wanted” outlaw is mercury. But for Americans this villain is as real as Freddy or Norman Bates. To turn power plant mercury emissions into a mass killer, EPA cherry-picked studies and data, and ignored any that didn’t fit its “slasher” film script. As my colleague Dr. Willie Soon and I pointed out in our Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily articles, US power plants account for just 0.5% of mercury emitted into North American’s air; the other 99.5% comes from natural and foreign sources.

Doesn't matter as to the right nor wrong of the "scientific" data the Obama-led EPA talks about; they're the GOVERNMENT and the GOVERNMENT has the last word, because, after all, they're the GOVERNMENT.

Hard to even imagine how the Founding Fathers would handle a jerk like this moron. Oh wait, no its not. Shot up his guys and sent them packing.

The Community Organizer Takes A Break From Golfing To Demand That Congress GetTo Work

The first presidential press conference in three months brought the real Barack Obama clearly into focus and what America, and even the liberal press corps witnessed was not pretty.
Rather than the uniter, visionary leader who they manufactured and sold to the American public, MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin used an off-color pejorative that is a synonym for jerk to describe Obama. Of course, after receiving complaints from the White House, that analyst has been suspended indefinitely. Somehow I don’t remember swift suspensions following various attacks that were far cruder against Sarah Palin, but that is another story.
Even more important than the revelation that the anointed one is actually a jerk who talks down to anyone who doesn’t bow to his commands, was the incredible site of a president who is renowned for playing basketball and golf demanding that Congress “get to work.”
This is audacious even for someone who “wrote” two autobiographies before he had ever done anything.
The “get to work” order comes from a man who submitted a budget to Congress this year that garnered zero votes in the Senate. Not one member of the U.S. Senate was willing to vote for Obama’s vision for America. Harry Reid voted no. Barbara Boxer voted no. Even socialist/independent Bernie Sanders voted no. Obama could not lead anyone to vote for his vision.
The “get to work” order comes from a man who has studiously attempted to avoid involvement in the day to day negotiations over the fiscal future of the nation.
Ironically, the “get to work” order was directed at Republicans in Congress who have passed a budget in the House of Representatives, proposed a plan to deal with the looming Medicare bankruptcy, and have had the courage to tackle sacred cows.
In contrast, the Senate Democrats have not even bothered to offer a budget, let alone pass one, for more than two years. The Senate Democrats and Obama himself have sought to use Republican attempts to begin addressing and saving Medicare for their own political advantage through a campaign of deliberate misrepresentation and knowingly false scare tactics.
Rather than being the adult in the room, Obama showed himself to be the churlish child who stomps, pouts and spits invective when he doesn’t get his way. Hardly helpful in an already tense discussion pressed against a short time frame before the United States government runs out of money to pay all of its bills.
Of course, Obama’s attitude did cheer one person, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who applauded his performance, which probably says more about why she is the former speaker than anything else.
Over the past few months it has become fashionable to compare Obama’s presidency to the disastrously incompetent Jimmy Carter years. I have begun to think this is too kind to Obama as he begins to look more and more like James Buchanan, a man overwhelmed by circumstances whose deer-in-the-headlights approach led to the inevitability of the civil war.
However, the one thing that can be counted upon with this president is that unlike Buchanan, he will not go away easily. Right after his incredible demand that Congress “get to work,” Obama flew off to Pennsylvania, a key electoral state where his approval ratings have been in the dumpster lately, to raise a little campaign cash. It is reassuring that in this world where every assumption about our nation’s future seems to be in question that one thing remains the same.
The modern politician seems to always think of the American people first, at least those Americans who have check books big enough to fund his re-election ambitions.
The Declaration of Independence concludes with the words, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
It sure would be nice if the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue took those words to heart and served as a leader rather than a bullhorn-wielding community organizer.
There are no words to respond His AWESOMENESS, but let my poor talents take a stab at it:  Listen, jerkwad; time to stop making a mockery of the office so hows about you go back to golfing and shooting hoops and tossing out ceremonial pitches. All of the above you suck at too but at least they do no harm.