Saturday, August 18, 2012

When you watch this, what do you see?

I see a very hostile, bullying inquisitor who refuses to allow the other person to speak.

Mark Levin interviews Dr Ghilarducci about nationalizing 401K's (Part 1)

Uploaded by GlennJericho on Feb 15, 2009

part 2

Rush Limbaugh on the subject

This is Teresa G. in her own words

Olympic Champ Gabby Douglas Deserves Better From the Media

Published on Aug 14, 2012 by Pajamasmedia

The media has been giving gold medal Olympian Gabby Douglas a difficult time. Zo wants to know why conservatives are not doing more to defend her. Could it be that liberals dislike her because of her Christian faith? Hear what Zo has to say.

(As for me, I couldn't have cared less about the Olympics.  Perhaps it would have been worthwhile for me according to the defense of our culture and civilization.  As for him, he attributes to the lack of understanding of other cultures and the promotion of patriotism over godliness.  Zap!  Mea culpa.)


Biden isn't talking about chains for the black people.  It is for the white people.  The white people are going to need some non-white friends to stop this.

The Democrats have shifted to chaining one race of people towards chaining another.  The tiger hasn't changed its stripes-- just as Bill Whittle said.

Bill Whittle addresses racism, Nazis and communism.

Andrew Klavan: The Facts of Life for Liberals

A little dose of their own medicine. Talking down to liberals. What a concept! What a country!

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: It's a Miracle!

Indeed it is. I've been scratching my head over this one for the last four years.

History Of The Second Amendment

Dick Morris TV: History Video!

If the liberals get enough power, the Second Amendment is toast.  That is also true of the First Amendment, and the rest of the Bill of Rights.

The left won't admit this, but the Constitution is in their way.  It won't be anymore if they get enough power.

You won't hear about this on the media.  They are up to the eyeballs in political correctness.  You definitely won't be hearing about it there.  You won't be taught that in schools.  The left is in control there, too.  They are in control of the culture, which means they are in control of the minds of people.  Where the mind is, the body goes along with it.

The Tea Party , Talk Radio, and a few other small outposts are all we have against the power of the left.

It is like David v. Goliath.  But David won.  We'll see who wins this battle.

Being right isn't enough

I had that post somewhere on this blog.  Alas, I cannot find it.  So, I googled it and came up with a few interesting posts.

  1. by Sherrill Tapsell 2002----"Being an expert, an adviser or consultant doesn’t mean that people want to hear what you have to say." 
  2. By Michael E. Lopez---"But as right as he might be, as righteous as his indignation may properly burn, he’s also a bit of an ass for going after the teacher in front of her students. "
  3. Michael Kemp---" this can put you in one of the hardest, most frustrating positions in legal practice: knowing you are right, but without anyone to convince. Worse, as a small-firm lawyer or solo, this leads to hours of unproductive and worse, unbillable hours trying to find an audience to accept your work." 

You must be mindful of the human element.  Unfortunately, this is not a strength of mine.  Most likely why I am a truck driver and not a professional.  I'm not likely to be successful, but I can be right.  It may be up to someone who can pull off the human element better than I can.

I can point things out, but that is not enough.

Wished it were different, but that's the way it is.

The Charts That Doom Obama

I guess people just don't get it.  Economic performance should Doom Obama, but not necessarily.  Take California.  It is a one-party state.  It has the worst economic performance amongst the states, yet it still votes Democrat.

The people of California still have a choice.  They can vote with their feet.  But what happens if the entire country goes the way of California?  Then nobody has a choice anymore.

If the charts won't doom Obama, then we are doomed.  That's because we will have become a de facto one-party state.  In such a system, poor economic performance won't matter anymore.  As long as the Democratic constituencies are satisfied, it won't matter that the rest are quite unhappy.  The power of the state is arrayed against them.  All Obama needs is enough of his own constituencies to come out and vote for him, and he will win in spite of his poor performance.

It is the wolf and lamb parable, in case you didn't quite get it.  The argument isn't the problem.  It is the weak posture of the lamb that is the problem.  Unless you redress the power imbalance, you have no chance.

The conservatives are making great arguments, but that may not make the least bit of difference.  You are preaching to the choir.

Apparatchik and Apparat

Glenn Reynolds has a link up which uses these terms.  This stuff is likely to go over the heads of too many people.  Perhaps it would be worthwhile to discuss what the terms are and what they mean.  For too many people, they simply do not understand what is happening to this country.  If terms like this get used without explanation, it won't be as effective as it could be in showing to people what is happening and what it means.

The bottom line is that it means communism.  If you are not a member of the communist party and if you do not tow the party line, you are screwed.  That's what it means.  It means no freedom, it means serfdom.  It means fear of the state and its power over you.  The party has the power, everyone else is subject to that power.  It means that they can take your life, liberty, and property at their discretion any time they want.  And you can do nothing about it.  You will be able to do nothing about it since little by little you have been surrendering power to these people by taking their free shit.  That will be the price that you will pay unless you stop it now and turn this back.  You need to tell these people to take their free shit and stick it where the sun doesn't shine.  You must do this if you want to remain a free person.  Otherwise, you will be put in chains.  Ironic, isn't it?  Joe Biden saying WE want to put YOU in chains.  It is the other way around, comrades.


I know what you may be thinking.  That this is so way over the top.  It is red-baiting, it is McCarthyism.

But let's look at the facts.  The Democrats build constituencies with their programs.  If their supporters, or constituents remain loyal to the party, they can protect their own programs.  This is the apparat, or party in action.  Doesn't matter if they are called Democrats or Communists--they behave the same way.  The receivers in these programs are the apparatchiks.  In a system where people have the right to vote, enough appartchiks can win elections.  From there, they can govern the state in the interests of the apparatchiks.   It is the dictatorship or one-party system that rules over everybody else.  Without an effective opposition party, there is nothing that can be done to curb their power.  So much for checks and balances, eh comrade?

What if you decide that you no longer like this arrangement?  It may be too late once the apparat gets big enough and powerful enough.  Then the President and Supreme Court can issue its rulings and such and you will not be able to withstand it.  This is already happening, in case you didn't notice, comrade.

At some point, even a one-party state will have to collect on the debts.  For now, it is enough to run up the bills.  But they will have to collect at some point.  At that time, they will come for your property.  If you don't like it, you can resist.  But if you resist, you may lose your freedom.  If you fight, you may lose your life.

So none of this is an exaggeration.  It is what is happening.  But too many people don't see it and with the political correctness, aren't going to be allowed to see it.  They will take your right to dissent, your right to keep and bear arms, and your rights to keep your own property.  It will be the rule of men, not the rule of law.  They will control the courts--- you will be out of luck, comrade.  Checkmate!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Obama Cites Auto Bailout As Model

Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

GM cannot compete.  Instead of finding a way towards being competitive, Obama's solution is for problems to get papered over with funny money.  If he does this on a national scale, collapse is inevitable.

You can solve no problems if you insist upon denial that there is a problem.  GM cannot compete.  The US cannot compete as things are.  This has to change.  It cannot change as long as Obama is in charge.

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy -- Again


  • The company is once again losing market share, and it seems unable to develop products that are truly competitive in the U.S. market.
  • GM is unlikely to hit the wall before the election, but, given current trends, the company could easily do so again before the end of a second Obama term.
  • In a recent speech, Dan Akerson admitted that GM’s powertrain technology had fallen behind that of competitors in some cases.
  • Under the leadership of Ferdinand Piech, who is kind of like a German-speaking, automobile industry version of Steve Jobs, Volkswagen is determined to become the biggest and most profitable car company in the world. And, right now, they are eating GM’s lunch.
  • Uh-oh. While Dan Akerson is busy rearranging the deck chairs on GM’s Titanic, Martin Winterkorn is leading VW to world domination via technical excellence.
Obama thinks his bailout was successful because people are working.  But that is not the intent of a business.  The intent of a business must be to make money.  It can be nothing else or it cannot survive.  Does Obama understand this?  I think the President is an ignoramus about business and economics.  But it may not matter.  The people get the leaders they deserve.

The Transition(R): Driven to Fly

A street legal car that can fly. Cool. But why would anybody want something like this?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paul Ryan — the New Power Behind the GOP Ticket

Paul Ryan — the New Power Behind the GOP Ticket

Good Stuff.  Read it all:

I was planning on writing an article today titled “When Morals Collide with Pragmatism.” The crux of the article was going to address the question: Should a true libertarian or conservative obey his conscience by voting for a third-party candidate or should he yield to pragmatism and vote for the “lesser of two evils?”

Right now, pragmatists are laser focused on one thing, and one thing only: getting Son of Saul out of the White House before he finishes the job of destroying America. The decades-long Republican argument goes something like this: “Forget what you think about our candidate. Let’s just get this evil guy out of office, then, once we’re in power, we can work on changing our man.”

Change Romney? Like we changed George W. Bush?

Exactly what kind of change are you expecting out of a guy who responded to the Chick-fil-A brouhaha with, “Those are not things that are part of my campaign?” This is the same stalwart Republican who went out of his way to call Barack Obama “a nice guy.” The same fellow who timidly said that Barack Obama’s nonstop lies are “inaccurate.”

Really? Gosh, Mitt, that’s pretty brazen of you.

All this was going to be the general tone of the article I had planned to write. Then along came Paul Ryan. Stop the presses! You can just feel Republican hearts beating rapidly, forgetting those mocking “Beep! Beep!” Road Runner sounds they heard yet again shortly after celebrating George Bush’s inauguration in 2001.

Let me make one thing clear before continuing on: I love Paul Ryan! You have to love a guy who’s from Janesville, Wisconsin. You have to love a guy who mandates that his new staffers read Atlas Shrugged. You have to love a guy who looks like a candidate for the Tim Tebow All-American Boy Award, rushes home to his wife and three kids every Friday after the last vote is taken in the House, and is genuinely humble.

Unfortunately, Paul Ryan is also human, and he is subject to the get-along-to-go-along hissing of the RINO serpent day in and day out in Washington. As a result, though he has a sterling conservative voting record overall, he has voted for such atrocities as No Child Left Behind, the 2003 Medicare prescription drug law, and the 2008 Wall Street bailout.

Why would an Ayn Rand devotee vote for massive, unconstitutional government programs like these? The answer was summed up rather well by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, when he said, in an interview with the Washington Post, “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples. As soon as they (new Tea Party Republicans in Congress) get here, we need to co-opt them.”

But regardless of a handful of disappointing votes, Paul Ryan is for real. He genuinely understands that most of what government does is unconstitutional. He genuinely believes in liberty. He genuinely believes that our rights do not come from government, but from our Creator.

When I interviewed Ryan back in 2010, it was obvious to me that he would like to go even further than he has when it comes to forcing government into its constitutional straightjacket, but the pragmatic side of him realizes that that’s a dangerous proposition.

Now, Ryan has been given the job of babysitting with a classic caricature of an unprincipled political animal, SuperMitt. As I’ve said before, I don’t think Romney is a bad guy. He seems to be a devoted family man, well respected in business, a true gentleman, and likable. However, like millions of his fellow Americans, he tends to opt for pragmatism over principle.

But Mitt’s pragmatism hasn’t worked so well with the ever-so-sleazy Bolshevik Barry and his vile and vicious Obamavik disciples. As a result, he has been little more than a punching bag for Obama, and his quest for the presidency has recently appeared to be slipping away.

Which brings me back to Paul Ryan. Ryan may be the first vice-presidential pick in modern history — or perhaps ever — who is the most important person on the presidential ticket. He not only has been able to dazzle crowds from the moment his candidacy was announced, he appears to have been able to inject new life into MittMan’s yawner speeches.

All this is reminiscent of how Sarah Palin came out of nowhere to singlehandedly prop up Mush McCain’s campaign. And had his co-opting handlers stayed out of the way, she might have just pulled off a victory for him.

But Paul Ryan’s accomplishments through twelve years in the House dwarf what Sarah Palin brought to the table. And being a man, he’s a much more difficult target for the Marxist media than was Palin.

So, does this mean Romney can now win? Perhaps. But it’s going to get much dirtier and much uglier than what we’ve seen thus far. Remember, the mantra of the true-believing communist is that anything — absolutely anything — goes, because his noble ends justify any means necessary to bring them about.

Libertarians and conservatives should look at Paul Ryan’s selection as a small, albeit good, first step. But for him to be able to rehabilitate a hard-core statist like Romney in three-and-a-half months is asking a lot of him.

And if Ryan and Romney should be successful in unseating Obama, they will still need:
A republican controlled Senate and House that will demand that Romney obey the Constitution.
To allow Ryan’s ideas to drive the administration’s agenda.
A plan to educate the nearly 50 percent of the population that suffers from hard-core addiction to entitlements.

Given the reality of No. 3, we’re light years away from a president having the courage to stand before the American public and say, loud and clear: “The age of entitlements is over. Now get to work.”

Benjamin Franklin said that “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. But America is too enlightened to be enslaved.”

Today, few would argue that most Americans are virtuous or enlightened. So in order to fundamentally change America from a soft-socialist country back to a country based on its founding principles, it’s the people who must change. And that’s a change that can occur only through gradualism, over a period of perhaps 50-100 years.

Again, Paul Ryan is a good first step, but America is so deep into the moral and financial abyss that no politician has the power to get it out any time soon. The best thing each of us can do to help Paul Ryan in his quest to begin rebuilding America is to focus on our own virtuosity and our own enlightenment — then help to enlighten as many other people as possible.

The Founding Fathers had it right: Politicians are not the answer. People are the answer.

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Reinventing the toilet

Since we are all full of crap, it may be well to give something back to society. Heh.

Shut up or else

Behind the Black

Leftwing debate: It now appears confirmed that the man arrested for shooting a guard at the Family Research Council in DC apparently did so at least in part because he disagreed with the Council’s conservative positions.

Since the Tucson shootings in January 2011, the left has gone out of its way to try to pin every madman’s violent terror spree on conservatives and their willingness to aggressively disagree with the left. “If only the right wasn’t so hateful in its rhetoric these acts of violence wouldn’t happen.” Or to put it more honestly, Shut up!

The Party of Nothing for you is also all about being the Party of No Back Talk from you.

Deep Thought Time

A couple things to mention about my peregrinations on the web.

Number one:  Ann Barnhardt.  She's doing a bit of proselytizing on her site now.  She brings up some fine points of her Catholicism, stuff a "neo-pagan" like me would never have thought of.  Just goes to show ya.  What she says aligns the religion with a system of thought, obviously.  Jesus cannot die- he is divine.  Part of his existence on Earth resided in his mother, since a mother carries inside her body DNA remnants of her children, Jesus was born from her, Jesus is therefore inside of her, she cannot die.  Perfected system.  You have to believe this in order to be a Christian.  Oooo Kayyyy.

I may get into a lot trouble in eternity for this, but I suspect God gave us a brain for a reason.  God made us mortal for a reason.  Let's see her explain why a thinking and mortal man must believe this in order to be good enough to enter the Kingdom.  I'm having a bit of trouble with it.  God can't lie, but people are pretty good at it.  I hope he can forgive me if I think certain of his messengers may just be slightly full of crap.

Number two:  El Presidente Obama, of "You didn't build that" infamy.  You don't belong to yourself, you are owned by the state.  You couldn't really didn't build that or anything else-- the state did.  Therefore, you have no right to your own labor.  It belongs to the state.   Nice to know Barry.  Thank you very much.  I thought we ended slavery in the nineteenth century.  Thanks for the update.

What El Presidente has done is to elucidate his ideology of collectivism.  He can't let you know that of course.  If you did, you may decide that El Presidente may be just totally full of crap and needs a new job.  The collective didn't give you an individual's initiative.  That comes from within the individual.  But that is news to collectivists who can never grasp such a notion.  It is also known as free will.  Nice thing to have when you want to build something.  Please inform the collectivists of this when you plan your next project.  The all-knowing all-powerful all-creating state does not seem know everything after all.

The point of all this?  I guess I'm just a free-thinker.  It's going to be really hard to rope me into this kind of stuff.  I'll go kicking and screaming.  Always have, always will.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Political thoughts and observations

This is a post that is not going to be well-received, I fear.  But truth is truth.  It is also a slippery thing.  Hard to find it and keep it in your hands, or it will slip away from you.

These are derived from one-liners, not much time to flesh it out.

Debt growing faster than gdp since 1980.  This is true, because Nixon closed the gold window in 1971.  Already America couldn't pay for its stuff.    Inflation followed.   But the trade deficit never did get handled, and the government continued to run deficits, which only have gotten worse.

Reagan cut taxes, but increased spending and debt.  This is true, because it is part of the same mentality.  Everyone seems to believe that there really is such a thing as a free lunch.  Therefore, the last 30 years has been an illusion of prosperity built upon debt.   Hate to say it , but Reagan was a liar.  An actor is good at lies, that's their job.

National debt came up as a political issue in 1992.  An attempt to deal with this was enacted, but even then, it was inadequate.  This mild attempt at fiscal responsibility was subsequently discarded by Bush in 2000.  Debt has exploded, but the growth experienced in the 80's was harder to come by.  Clinton's tax increases did address debt somewhat, but it didn't address the trade deficit.  The trade deficit ballooned under Clinton, and has continue to worsen.  Somebody has to pay for the imports, but nobody is willing to.  Somebody has to pay for government, but nobody is willing to.  It's all about the free lunches.

It surprised me that Bush turned to inflation.  I expected Clinton to do that.  Truth is slippery.  Especially if you are immersed in preconceived notions.  My own biases were blinding me to this truth. Republicans seem to talk a sound fiscal and monetary game, but don't play it.

Democrats lie too, but had to learn how in order to compete with Republicans. Bottom line is that we get nothing but lies anymore.  People prefer the lies.  Nobody wants the truth.  The truth is hard.  The truth is unpleasant.  When faced with the truth, everyone finds it much easier to turn away.  But turning away doesn't make it go away.

Democrat charges against Republicans are true if the Republicans are serious about Medicare.  But they aren't. Social Security and Medicare are already paid for.  Both parties raid from it.  The Democrats are doing it in order to expand their power base.  The Republicans do it in order to avoid paying taxes for the big defense budget.  Washington politicians are more interested in themselves than in leading the nation.

Neither party is willing to lead.  That's because in politics,  the biggest liar wins.    We need leaders not just managers.  It is not enough to be a manager.  You need a Churchill to tell people what is ahead, but we have nothing but Chamberlains, who tell people what they think the people want to hear.

Here's a video that is far more explicit and hard-core. Even I had a hard time listening to it.

You may say something like this-- that Barnhardt gal has really gotten to you buddy.

Some of the thoughts above have been rattling around in my head for years. Long before I heard of Barnhardt. The stuff below is far worse than what I have above.

See if you can stay with this video. You probably won't. The truth is too hard.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Powerline: Goon Squad In Iowa: A Harbinger of Things to Come?

John Hinderaker link via Free Republic

Paul Ryan spoke at the Iowa State Fair today, and his speech was interrupted by two women who first heckled and then stormed the stage. My first thought was, Where is the Secret Service?

Perhaps they have forgetten about Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme and Sara Jane Moore?

Left-wing civility on parade.

Or perhaps the Secret Service ain't what it used to be.

BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

Stumbleupon via Free Republic

Can CNN's Soledad O'Brien make her sources any more apparent than she did Monday night?
While filling in for Anderson Cooper, O'Brien was actually caught on screen looking at an article from the far-left website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a heated debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock (video follows with commentary):

She is caught red handed reading from a far left blog in this interview.

So, what did Wyden say? It is here in the Huffington Post.

However, by that same token, those of us who care about the Medicare Guarantee shouldn't discourage Republicans from working in a bipartisan way to preserve the program in the future.

But that is what's happening with O'Brien.  She is trying to make it look as if Ryan isn't really trying to work in a bipartisan way.  Moreover, she is repeating left-wing propaganda by rote.  This is supposedly from a news organization.

You have to dig deeper than the surface of this stuff, but who has the time for that?

A little more here on what's really going on here:
Democrats always planned to run their 2012 campaigns against Paul Ryan's budget. They were apopleptic, if that's not too strong a word, at how Sen. Ron Wyden teamed up with Ryan (in March) to propose a few Medicare fixes.

It's all about the propaganda.  Wyden committed a big no-no by working with Ryan.  Wyden must get with the Party Line.  Propaganda 1, Truth  0.

Free Republic: Erskine Bowles praises Paul Ryan, budget plan (VIDEO)

via Free Republic

So Ryan isn't really going to eat your baby?

Yeah, but it was another Bush initiative

Capitalism in Space via Instapundit

This is one of the relatively few policy areas where Obama has gotten it right. He deserves the credit.
But commercial space began during the Bush Administration.
The contract under which SpaceX was compensated for a recent successful flight was awarded in the Bush administration, and Boeing — which has just won new funding from NASA (of which more below) — is not a prominent Obama supporter. 

Obama does deserve credit for killing the big rocket program, but that isn't quite dead yet.

Some Republicans are still trying to get pork for their districts, they haven't gotten the message either.

America’s Energy Seen Adding 3.6 Million Jobs Along With 3% GDP

Bloomberg via Instapundit

A surge in U.S. natural gas development has spurred $226 billion in spending plans on pipelines, storage, processing facilities and power plants, most slated for the next five years, according to Industrial Info Resources, a market- intelligence provider in Sugar Land, Texas.

This is a Bush initiative,  but the leftists are trying to kill it.  Now, who's the blame for the recession again?

The Bush years were a paradise compared to Obama.

Senator Blutarsky: Why The Auto Bailout Is Far Costlier Than Treasury Claims

Via Instapundit, the Treasury Department now estimates taxpayers' losses on the auto bailout at $25 billion. This figure, however, relies on some optimistic assumptions; the reality is likely to be far worse.

Here's a devastating news report on subprime loans to move GM's cars:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Don't Worry Be Happy

(Bobby Mc Ferrin Cover) Solo Guitar

Need to balance off the gloom and doom.

Can't go into a fetal position and suck your thumb. Life goes on.

Five years on, the Great Recession is turning into a life sentence

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard link via Free Republic

  • Some date the crisis to August 9 2007, the day it became clear that Europe’s banks were up to their necks in US housing debt.
  • For me, the defining moment was twelve days later when yields on 3-month US Treasury bills to crashed from 3.76pc to 2.55pc in just two hours. 
  • The original trigger for the Great Recession has since faded into insignificance
  • Yet the `Austrian School’ is surely right as well to argue that a rise in debt ratios across the rich world from 167pc of GDP to 314pc in just thirty years was bound to end badly.
  • But why did the credit bubble happen in the first place? You could argue that it is merely the flip-side of too much saving.
  • The credit bubble disguised the exorbitant imbalances in trade, capital flows, and incomes. The game could continue only as long as the West in general -- and the Anglosphere and Club Med in particular -- were willing to run ruinous current account deficits, borrowing themselves into dire trouble.
  • Much of the debt will have to be written off. Whether this done by inflation (1945-1952) or default (1930-1934) will be the great political battle of this decade

Guest Post: Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of Desperation

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/12/2012  link via Free Republic

Romney and Ryan will lose in November and the image of the heartless Conservative killing granny will resonate with America, the tragedy of course is that neither Ryan or Romney are willing to actually cut anything!

Nothing has been solved.  Nothing is going to be solved.  Not until the thinking changes can this possibility be achieved.  But the thinking has not changed.  We are still at square one with no progress in sight.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Don’t Believe Poll Propaganda

Dick Morris

Yes, the polls point in Romney's favor, but that was before this VP pick.  Ryan may move the numbers back as the Democrat constituencies get fired up for their guy again.

The truth is very slippery, as I have mentioned before.

Thirty years ago, we had an election in which taxes were cut, but spending was not cut along with it.  For that reason, I wouldn't vote for Reagan.  I figured the kind of thing we might get is what we are getting today.  Big deficits and a tendency towards currency devaluation and inflation.  But, it didn't happen.  What did happen was growth, but that growth apparently wasn't enough to cover the debts that were accumulating.

The thing that did happen is a 30 year struggle for the heart and mind of this country.  The Democrats wouldn't let Reagan balance the budget.  It could have happened, but if it did, they would have been cooked.  So everything got deferred until now.

The same problem exists today as it always has existed.  The politicians can't tell us the truth.  The truth is that the Democrats can't pay for the government they want, and the Republicans can't tell us because they are afraid that the people will punish them for it.  So nothing gets decided.  So here we are.

The Republicans still can't tell us, but would anybody listen if they did?  People want their entitlements and spending, but what if you can't pay for it?

You have to have some wealth creation to do that, but the Democrats have a problem with that. Obama Campaign Says Slashing Medicare An 'Achievement'

Ben Shapiro

This is how Paul Ryan’s selection has already shifted the debate. Now the Obama campaign is forced to tout its Medicare cuts as “achievements.” That’s a far cry from the leftists who dominate the Obama camp, who must be crying into their beers at this point – just yesterday, Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, was urging Obama “to draw a clear contrast in 2012 by promising not to cut one penny from Medicare or Social Security benefits.”

We are getting lied to--- both sides.

The left denies that they cut Medicare, and now they are claiming it as an achievement. The truth gets told. But there's a whole lot more that needs to get out there.

They'll probably say she misspoke, or that she was taken out of context.

No love for Ryan

Just saw a tweet from Barnhardt, she doesn't like Ryan at all.

I followed the thread and read all the stuff she pointed to.   Not real good.

No problems have been solved, nor likely to be with this trajectory we are on.  Scary stuff.

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Net fusion energy is like a tripod, and needs three conditions to stand (or in the LPP case, get more energy out than is lost). Despite FF-1’s low cost of less than $1M, the results LPP published showed FF-1 has achieved two out of three conditions—temperature and confinement time—needed for net fusion energy. If they were able to achieve the third net fusion energy condition, density, they could be within four years of beginning mass manufacture of 5 Megawatt electric Focus Fusion generators that would scale to meet all global energy demands at a projected cost 10 times less than coal. While we still must demonstrate full scientific feasibility, FF-1 already achieves well over 100 billion fusion reactions in a few microseconds.[emphasis added]

They've done this without government cheese, by the way.


Correction:  Without much government cheese.  They are seeking funding, but in my opinion, the opportunity here is startling huge.  Why would nobody in the private sector be interested?

On the government front, too much money is going into unproductive areas.  This requires little and can do much.

No cheese from the cheesehead

Hey, is that a good title or what?

I've been searching and searching for a decent article on the Ryan Veep selection. Nothing but dreary stuff, but this is good. Richard Fernandez, of Belmont Club blog, said this:

The counterargument is that by picking Paul Ryan, Romney has decisively broken from Obama’s policy path. The selection of Ryan means Romney is no longer running as Obama-lite. He’s bet that the guys in no-man’s-land don’t want Government Cheese. They want a real job. They want a real future. They want to be citizens of the greatest country on earth again.

That's it, in a nutshell.

I'm content with the choice.  We'll have a choice not an echo.  It's may be impossible to say where the country is today, but I'm hoping that, if given a choice, the country will do the right thing.  What we are doing now is not going to work in the long term.  Either we fix our problems ourselves, or it will be fixed for us.

News Anchor FAIL Compilation 2012 || PC

This one had me in stitches. Enjoy.