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Explaining nothing…

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The Washington Post has  an explanation of  why Senate Democrats have not passed a budget since 2009.   It is so tortured as to be almost amusing,  but it does show you how desperate Democrats are to avoid discussing spending.

Will the government shut down tonight?   Probably.    Just remember that Democrats control government except for the House of Representatives,  so only Democrats  can shut down  the government  — not that they will  be blamed  for it,  of course.   One can be sure  that big  media  will discover  the common man being damaged by any shutdown,  though it will continue to ignore the damage being wrought by ObamaCare.

It remains to be seen if Danny Vinik will still think Speaker John  Boehner is  a genius.

A shutdown looks more likely this afternoon,  especially since His Oneness began his remarks by talking about  “our neighbors”  who work for the nation’s largest employer would be hurt,  and how a shutdown would hurt the economy.  Of course,  he is blaming Republicans mostly,  and generic  “Congress” while not mentioning his own culpability in the matter.   He also added several more lies about ObamaCare,  conveniently overlooking the fact that he has delayed,  in some cases permanently,  whole sections of his execrably health insurance law,  which is only the law of the land when he wants it to be.   He claims a  willingness to negotiate,  having already refused to negotiate,  and whines about the upcoming debt ceiling debate which he has already refused to have.   In other words,  his speech was what has come to be Obama’s customary blame-shifting,  whining and avoidance of responsibility.

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September 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

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Washington gets his due…

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It took an indecently long time,  but our first president finally has his presidential library,  and most fittingly it is located at his beloved Mount Vernon.   Now I have another reason to visit that wonderful place again.   You should too.

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September 30, 2013 at 10:26 am

68% say wrong track…

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Are the American sheeple  finally waking  up?   Not if MSM can help it.   It doesn’t want to report that the Senate doesn’t want to pass a budget,  and has not since 2009 because that might reveal Democrats’ true priorities.   Much better to focus on obstructionist Republicans and the crazy Tea Party caucus than to point out we have a President so economically illiterate that he  says increasing  the debt limit does not mean increased debt,  and that ObamaCare  has nothing  to do with the economy.

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September 29, 2013 at 11:52 pm

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Pray for cold…

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Since I doubt the USDA’s  new python trap  will work,  I’m praying for an early cold snap in Florida.

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September 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

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UAW vs VW…

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So the United Autoworkers union  lied to employees  at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.   This is undoubtedly true on several fronts.   This is supposed to surprise us?   Big Labor is acting as if the administration of His Oneness had already given it  what it  wanted.   Now we just wait and see if the National Labor Relations Board does a damned thing about the complaint other than dismiss it.

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September 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Wonderful little brother…

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Tobias Bass is a ten-year-old hero in my book.   See if  you agree.

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September 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

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Why did…

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…the IRS go after conservative nonprofits?   It’s not like anyone at the White House has ever  called Republicans enemies,  or terrorists,  or any Democrat in and  out of  Congress has called the  Tea Party terrorists  and  anarchists,  and conservatives  fanatics  and other  unpleasant appellations.   It isn’t as if prominent Democrats and progressive groups chose to  contact the IRS  to demand that it investigate Tea Party and other conservative groups.

Lois Lerner,  who has  chosen to retire  with a very generous taxpayer -funded pension rather than answer inconvenient questions,  was placed at the IRS to continue her  governmental abuse  of taxpayers on behalf of progressives.   She did not have to receive a memo telling her what actions to take because Democrats were making it perfectly clear in their statements and actions that those in disagreement with progressive policies and plans were to be considered dangerous.

I hope everyone just pays the penalty the first year,  which will make an already broken scheme literally broke.  In the alternative,  if you live near a state with really cheap rates, go there and sign up.   The government has already said it can’t do the required checks to see if you’re eligible for subsidies,  so how could it check whether or not you really mean to move to that state?   Anything you can do to throw sand in the works would be good,  even if it’s no more than tying up the computer sign-up systems.

By the way,  Ms. Lerner was right to consider the Tea Party dangerous —  one in five  Americans is a Tea Party patriot.

Written by timeforthorns

September 27, 2013 at 11:46 pm