Saturday, March 21, 2009

Civil War Incitement?

"The Democrat-run Congress, liberal Republicans and Barack Obama are systematically bleeding the country dry, with their ongoing thefts of the US Treasury—under the guise of “stimulus bills” that stimulate nothing but these corrupt power-elite. We-the-People are being reduced to serfs in the US’ burgeoning Communo-fascist feudal state. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is in the process of dismantling the Second Amendment and making it null and void. "

Thus speaks the Canada Free Press

Uh... what?

Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony???

Paging John Galt

Senior executives on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday warned of an exodus of talent from some of the biggest names in US finance, saying the “anti-American” measures smacked of “a McCarthy witch-hunt” that would send the country “back to the stone age”...

“Commodity traders are already moving to companies like BP where they can make as much money as they used to,” said another banker at a US firm.

Bankers at Deutsche Bank said it could benefit from the proposed legislation by poaching its US rivals’ most talented employees.

Yeah, until we get our 'global' solution and everyone's screwed equally.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Good News

Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners.

Releasing terrorists picked up on the battlefield directly into the US, eh? Quite a novel way to defend America. It must be part of that 'keep your friends close, but your enemies closer' thing'... What could possibly go wrong?

Perhaps they'll move in with Obama's buddy, Bill Ayers.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Maybe its all Michelle's Fault?

Perhaps this explains it:

Was 'Lady Macbeth' behind Barack Obama's snub of Gordon Brown?

"This was not the act of a global statesman, but of a hormonal teenager dismissing her bestest of best BFs for no other reason than that she felt like it and she can, so there."

Obamas insult Britain

Michelle Malkin: The British have begun to worry about the “special relationship” in the Anglosphere since the election of Barack Obama. First, the visit from Gordon Brown failed to get the usual Rose Garden joint-presser treatment from the White House this week. Now the Daily Mail reports that Obama cheaped out on the traditional gift exchange, rustling up some DVDs in exchange for a thoughtful gift from Brown:

Mr Brown’s gifts included an ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President.

Mr Obama was so delighted he has already put it in pride of place in the Oval Office on the Resolute desk which was carved from timbers of Gannet’s sister ship, HMS Resolute.

Another treasure given to the U.S. President was the framed commission for HMS Resolute, a vessel that came to symbolise Anglo-US peace when it was saved from ice packs by Americans and given to Queen Victoria.

Finally, Mr Brown gave a first edition set of the seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert

More Clinton Gaffes

"I have never understood multiparty democracy. It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy."

The remark provoked much headshaking in the parliament of a bloc that likes to trace back its democratic tradition thousands of years to the days of classical Greece.

One working lunch later with EU leaders, Clinton raised more eyebrows when she referred to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who stood beside her, as "High Representative Solano."

She also dubbed European Commission External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner as "Benito."

Funny how none of this really gets reported... If Condi had done any of this, she would have been excoriated. Of course, she also knows how to speak Russian...

Clinton's Hard Work Pays Off With Failure

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton said as reporters, allowed in to observe the first few minutes of the meeting, watched.

You got it wrong,” Lavrov said, to Clinton’s clear surprise. Instead of "reset," he said the word on the box meant “overcharge.”

I said failure, but more likely its yet another insult to a foreign country.

It's funny how the Reuter's article completely skipped the gaffe in their story though... Perhaps they didn't actually see the video of the event.

Maybe We Need More Crisis

First Rahm Emanuel: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that its an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before... and this crisis provides the opportunity for us as I would say the opportunity to do things you could not do before"

Now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience Friday "never waste a good crisis,"

Sunday, March 01, 2009

New Deal 2.0 = Great Depression 2.0 ?

“We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.”

“I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises.”

“I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!”

Hmmm... Who's words might those be? Ever heard of Henry Morgenthau Jr. - who spoke these words in 1939 while testifying to the House Ways and Means Committee. And just who is this Henry Morgenthau Jr.?

He's been described as a close friend, lunch companion and - oh - Treasury Secretary to "Progressive (modern Liberal)" FDR himself from 1934 until the end of FDR's presidencies.

As much as I might like the fact that he saw the delusion of Keynesian economics for what it was, he also was a leading participant in the establishment of The Bretton Woods System, the International Monetary Fund and what would become the "World Bank". These are all systems enabling the "government" - in whatever form - to meddle in the free market in order to make sure we never had any more wild economic swings. Throw the Federal Reserve System (The Fed) in there as well which was created by America's first "Progressive" president Woodrow Wilson in 1913 and judge for yourself how well they've done.

No economic bubbles or recessions since 1913. Your government has everything under control.