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National debt…

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Congratulations to His Oneness —  3 months ago,  the  national debt reached the highest level it has seen since World War II.    The Recovery Summer tour consisted mostly of telling us how bad George W.  Bush and the Republicans made the economy and how heroic His Oneness has been in making it better.

We have endured an Attack Summer of Obama speeches flailing at Republicans for not cooperating with his agenda and insisting that even more of the profligate spending which hasn’t worked is necessary.   The speeches have been full of partisan hackery and a number of whoppers.  Obama has gone after Wall Street,  the Tea Party,  and indirectly the stupidity of the loutish,  untutored electorate.

We have been treated to nearly 4 months of the real Obama,  petulant,  thin-skinned,  arrogant,  and,  in the case of  now-famous Velma Hart,  unresponsive.    The character deficit may be why he began losing independents back in June and continues to hemorrhage them now.

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September 30, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Obama White House…

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has  no tolerance for a kid dressed in shorts and a T-shirt bearing his grandfather’s likeness with the invited family group.   Tone-deaf,  absolutely intolerant,  and just plain stupid.

It’s in perfect pitch with the Federal Highway Administration’s mandates on signage,  isn’t it?

Of course,  it’s also idiotic to  call voters stupid,  along with condescending to your most  radical supporters.

UPDATE:  After excusing itself for its own failures,  the White House has invited the family back.

Written by timeforthorns

September 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Pictures do lie…

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You think you know.   You are certain of the truth.   But what you believe you know to be true can be totally wrong.

This photo was sold for decades as a prime example of police brutality against civil rights activists,  but  someone finally investigated and found it was no such thing.

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September 30, 2010 at 8:41 am

Dry water?

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Yeah,  more or less.   Think  water droplet encased in silica.

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September 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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Good intentions…

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Cracked.com looks at 6 bills which  appeared good on paper,  to legislators at least,  and turned out very badly indeed.

ObamaCare is not destined to join the group,  because at least some of the legislators and their aides knew exactly the damage it would cause to the finest health care system in the world,  so its consequences were very definitely intended.

Written by timeforthorns

September 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm

ObamaCare clicks in…

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This is too delicious to keep to myself.   The only small business I personally know which is expanding is a home security company.   Apparently people are doing what they can to keep what they have before they get some security from the government with their vote in November.

With some of the new “free” features coming online,  the increased costs  will quickly become apparent.   States are already preparing opt-out arrangements.  The  glorious achievement of  His Oneness is beginning to pinch,  everywhere,  as the lies start to become obvious.

And I doubt His Oneness will be happy with Diane Dimond’s piece previewing her  upcoming book showing that the Salahis were not party-crashers and that the White House and media lied to you about all of it.  Neither will Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction be thrilled with  this one from Kathryn Jean Lopez.

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September 29, 2010 at 8:19 am

Tea Party growing…

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The MSM won’t like this  new poll showing that the Tea Party is increasing in strength.   Even worse is  another poll showing that blacks support Tea Party principles.   There will be hate all ’round for this Nile Gardiner  piece on His Oneness vs. the Tea Party.

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September 28, 2010 at 11:13 pm

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