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Do you want to live in Europe?…

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If so, you’re in luck, and you don’t even have to move!

Read Larry Kudlow’s piece on Obama’s war on business.

And His Oneness wants to discourage individual charity by the “rich”.

Psychiatrist  Dr. Lyle Rossiter says Obama is corrupting America with socialism.   Of course, if you live under socialism,  corruption is the only way to get ahead,  so it’s an automatic degradation of any culture it touches.

Welcome to socialism,  welcome to Europe,  and welcome to Hell.

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February 28, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Speaking to the troops…

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I just caught a snippet of Pres. Obama speaking on TGIF at Camp Lejeune.    I would characterize the applause as polite,   and his two sentences were telling the troops they “got the job done” in Iraq.  That seems to be as close as he came to using “victory” or “success”.

The backdrop was the usual military personnel,  but the segment visible in the shot was all female,  except for a Caucasian male directly behind him,  and and had only one other Caucasian.    From what I hear,  the military is less than enamored with its commander-in-chief,  and with good reason.

Perhaps they know this.

Yes,  Attorney General Eric Holder just announced  “…there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make,  and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons.”  Ah,  yes,  the dreaded assault weapon,  an evil so great it can’t be seen!

Actually, there is no such thing as an “assault weapon”  —  that’s just the scary name liberals attach to the next set of guns they want banned.    And we’ve already heard His Oneness say there’s no reason for anyone to carry a concealed weapon,   which prompted a missive asking that he disarm his Secret Service agents.    Along with Sen. Feinstein,  our glorious leader apparently thinks he is worthy of protection,  but we citizens are not.

Remember:   the only difference between “subjects” and “citizens”  is firepower.

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February 28, 2009 at 12:22 am

Ignoring the Constitution…

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If you’re wondering how we got from freedom to socialism,  Walter Williams has a grand column on ignoring the Constitution.

And James Lewis has a brain-rattling piece on the greed of socialism, here.

Meanwhile,  the House is debating a bill giving District of Columbia residents voting representation in Congress, d espite the fact that it isn’t a State,  and the Constitution clearly says “the several States”.   D.C.  residents already get back $5 for every $1 they pay in taxes,  so the Founders were perfectly correct in calculating that a “state” acting as the seat of government would have an inordinate amount of influence.    Which is exactly what Democrats want,  of course,  and a Republican is helping them.    Time to check in with Specter,  Collins and Snowe to see if they’ll continue their traitorous behavior.

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February 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

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Obama wraps himself in flags…

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His Oneness has gone from refusing to wear a flag lapel pin to literally surrounding himself with American flags.

About all that’s left at this point is for him to drape a couple over his head.    Judging by the stock market’s reaction,  I’d say the theater props aren’t working so well.

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February 26, 2009 at 11:44 pm

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Rainbow’s end….

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After the stimulus bill, the earmark-filled spending bill,  and Obama’s professorial speech,  we need something that doesn’t stink like fish guts rotting on a dock.

I’ve found the end of a rainbow – and it ain’t over Capitol Hill.  Enjoy!

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February 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

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Market down some more…

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After His Oneness’s untruthful,  anti-business speech Tuesday night,  is anyone surprised that the stock market is down even more?   The President spent an hour telling us that private business and the free market are not to be tolerated in his socialist workers’ paradise,  and that the federal government will suck up all the equity it can find,  so why wouldn’t the business sector have ZERO confidence that it will be allowed to do anything to make a profit!

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February 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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More reactions to the speech…

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Bill Kristol points out the obvious, that Obama is not a  war president.

On his first outing to a joint session of Congress,  it’s odd Obama barely mentioned foreign policy.    Once again,  I find His Oneness to be a curiously detached President.    When he wants to appear passionate about something,  he simply speaks louder and makes additional gestures.    It’s all theater, isn’t it?

Much to my astonishment, MSNBC did  some fact-checking on The Speech.

I found the text of Gov. Jindal’s response fine,  but the delivery was off.    Granted, it’s hard to follow a presidential speech,  but he’s capable of much,  much better.

I forgot to mention that His Oneness claimed America invented the automobile.    The earliest ancestor was made by the French, the more modern one by the Germans.    We deserve credit for mass production and affordability.

He also said the transcontinental railroad was built during our Civil War,   more properly called the War Between the States.    The Late Unpleasantness ended in 1865,  which is when construction of the railroad began.

I am reminded yet again that this man,  widely claimed to be brilliant and well-educated,  repeatedly displays either an astonishing ignorance of history or a total failure to comprehend it.    I lean towards the latter,  but find it very troubling in any event.

His self-confidence is that of the true believer.    He’s unruffled that none of his high-tech whiz kids did a basic fact check on the Net.    He is deeply anti-business,  holding that government should direct all health care and all education.    How could he presume that the same programs which have failed everywhere else will be made to work by a government  which has long botched Medicaid and Medicare?    This isn’t confidence,  but arrogance,   and it’s typical of the socialist mindset.

And that is another reason why I say that the stimulus bill achieved Obama’s real goal, which was not to rescue the economy.    Nor do I believe the tax troubles of Geithner,  Daschle and others were unknown to him  —  they were simply unimportant.

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February 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm