The Liberal Bubble

“The world’s largest emerging economies are no longer in a position to carry the global economy through tough times, as they did during the ‘recovery’ years of 2009-2011,” said China expert Andy Xie. (UK Telegraph)

They don’t want the pain, but if they are going to have it, everyone is going to have it!

Sounds a bit like the Democrats. Give us everything we want or the economy gets it!

The European Union is “like a bubble” – not a financial bubble but a political bubble — that could pop as a result of the euro -zone crisis, Soros said.

“In the boom phase, the EU was what the psychoanalyst David Tuckett calls a ‘fantastic object’ – unreal but immensely attractive,” he said. (NBC)

And this man is an avowed Socialist and a big financial backer of Obama and The Democrats.

The “fantastic object”– “Hope and Change” anyone? 🙂

On Friday, an ugly job market report led to the stock market’s worst day of the year. As the recovery flat-lined, the president conceded to a crowd at a Honeywell factory in Golden Valley, Minn., that “our economy is still facing some serious headwinds” and getting sucked further into Europe’s sinkhole. In depressing imagery for the start of the summer campaign, cable channels carried the red Dow arrow pointing down while Obama spoke; the Dow wiped out all of its 2012 gains.

The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.

Once glowing, his press is now burning. “To a very real degree, 2008’s candidate of hope stands poised to become 2012’s candidate of fear,” John Heilemann wrote in New York magazine, noting that because Obama feels he can’t run on his record, his campaign will resort to nuking Romney. 

Gee, I wonder who said “Vote for Me! the other guys an asshole!” 🙂 (Hint: me!)

Or that Obama’s only tactic was to try an turn the Republican into a nuclear waste pile because that’s his only option.

And it’s still 5 months to the election.

Democrat Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, wonders how “the best communicator in campaign history” lost his touch. 

Notice he said campaign, not leader. Was great at campaigning, still is, but leadership and vision and all of that other stuff….Nope. So it’s time to nuke you until you glow but make you feel good about how good a campaigner and “nice” guy he is.

The president had lofty dreams of playing the great convener and conciliator. But at a fund-raiser in Minneapolis, he admitted he’s just another combatant in a capital full of Hatfields and McCoys. No compromises, just nihilism.

If he wins the election, “the fever may break,” he said. “My hope, my expectation, is that after the election, now that it turns out that the goal of beating Obama doesn’t make much sense because I’m not running again, that we can start getting some cooperation again.”

In his new biography, “Barack Obama: The Story,” David Maraniss writes that a roommate of the young Obama compared him to Walker Percy’s protagonist in “The Moviegoer”: an observer of his life, one step removed.

 On CNBC on Friday, Romney complained that Obama has “been more focused on his perspective of his historic legislative achievements than he has been focused on getting people back to work.”

A president focused on historic achievements? Imagine that. But in his lame way, Romney got at Obama’s problem: The Moviegoer prefers to float above, at a reserve, in grandiose mists.

As Maraniss recounts, Obama said he liked reading Hemingway because of Papa’s “integrity of grasping for those times, those visions, that are ones of true magnificence and profundity.”

Cook told Maraniss that she thought Obama’s desire to “play out a superhero life” was “a very strong archetype in his personality.”

But superheroes and mythic figures must boldly lead. Obama’s caution — ingrained from a life of being deserted by his father and sometimes his mother, and of being, as he wrote to another girlfriend, “caught without a class, a structure, or tradition to support me” — has restrained him at times.

In some ways, he’s still finding himself, too absorbed to see what’s not working. But the White House is a very hard place to go on a vision quest, especially with a storm brewing. (Liberal Maureen Dowd)

The storm is Europe. Terrorism.Drug Cartels. Iran.

But don’t worry, Vote for Me! Romney is a white, rich,capitalist elitist misogynist pig and I’m not! 🙂

EDUCATION

Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their report cards.

School administrators say that with a public unwilling to adequately fund K-12 education, they’re obligated to find new ways to keep teachers in classrooms.

Examples:

•The college-savings program CollegeInvest signed a three-year deal to advertise on report cards sent home to students in the 85,000-student

Jefferson County Public School District, southwest of Denver.

•Drugstore chain CVS promoted its flu shot campaign in Virginia and Florida schools with signs at football games, posters at school entrances and in district e-newsletters.

•Office supply store Staples this fall will sponsor school supply lists in several California and Texas school districts and provide a coupon for parents, all printed on Staples-branded paper.

Consumer advocates say marketers want to get in front of kids to build customers for life. Kids are especially vulnerable to persuasive advertising while they are still learning how to think critically. (KFYI)

Liberals teach people to think critically, since when?

So coming soon your CVS Pharmacy Central High School!! 🙂

Or The Staples High School Band complete with uniforms to match!

Yeah, things like cutting the waste and over-spending in Administration is not on the table. Nor are the extravagant Teachers Union packages (just look at Wisconsin to see how concerned the Unions are).
Their fat is not on the table, just yours.
Unable to raise enough taxes to fund their extravagance they now want to use Commercial advertising at a time when the Food Police are going insane about Vending Machines (advertising) Soda, Salt, and Fat!!
FAST & FURIOUS

The revelation that Mexico was kept in the dark as the Obama administration pumped thousands of weapons into the hands of criminals in its country – criminals who then used the weapons to kill people – comes after news broke that President Barack Obama thinks it’s part of his job as president to kill people, as detailed in a soon-to-be-released book by Newsweek investigative reporter Daniel Klaidman.

According to excerpts from Klaidman’s book, “Kill or Capture,” former President George W. Bush’s counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke told Obama early in his presidency that the job required he get his hands dirty.

“As president, you kill people,” Clarke told Obama, according to the book.

Klaidman writes that Obama was unshaken by that remark.

“An inscrutable Obama looked back at Clarke, not betraying any emotion. ‘I know that,’ Obama told Clarke in an even tone,” the book excerpt reads. “‘He didn’t flinch,’ Clarke later said of the meeting.” (DC)

The liberal world is becoming so unhinged. And we are all going to suffer for it.
But don’t worry, it’s not their fault! Just ask them… 🙂
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Inspiring Dreams

Harrison Solow, National Post · Monday, Nov. 15, 2010

Everywhere you turn today, our children are urged to “follow your dream.” It seems like a harmless, even inspiring bromide to motivate children to achievement.

It isn’t.A lot of damage is being done to young minds by how this rampant (and particularly nauseating) philosophy is interpreted. There seems to be an air of entitlement in it, which encourages people to expect rewards for simply having a dream and not working toward it with blood, sweat and tears.Somewhere along the line, responsibility has been discarded in favour of infantilism. Scream loud enough from the cradle or the American Idol stage and mama/nanny/Simon Cowell will come running. And when in the latter case, this does not happen, many people are bewildered and angry.Wanting something, they have been told, is the only requirement needed to get it. This is, of course, absolute nonsense.The simple fact is that people who achieve excellence in their fields didn’t just have a dream. They got up at 4:00 a.m. to practice on parallel bars or had to forego other desirable activities and paths in order to get in six hours of violin practice a day, or stayed off the several million absurd writing advice blogs with their overheated little cliques that dispense useless regurgitated maxims and empty praise and decide to actually confront their thoughts on a page. Or they read Beowulf and Dante carefully and deeply when they didn’t see any point, since all they were interested in was Sylvia Plath, because someone of more experience and wisdom told them to do so. I don’t know whether we’re overly lazy, stupid, or childish these days. But the idea of preparing oneself for excellence has somehow disappeared.Case in point: I was Writer in Residence and an English professor at a British university some years ago. In my second year there, when one of my students actually lifted, word for word, two pages off a website and handed it in as his own work, I ended up being the one reprimanded!I had given him a zero for the paper, of course. But the policy then was that I wasn’t allowed to give him a zero. Instead, the entire English faculty met to go over his paper and give him credit for all the things he didn’t plagiarize. This, to me, is akin to a criminal breaking into your house and stealing your jewelry, silver and art, and when appearing in court for indictment after pleading guilty, being given credit by the judge for not stealing your television or computer.I was both disillusioned and livid at this so, contrary to university policy at that time, I called “Trevor” into my office and asked him why he had done this despicable thing. He responded that he had always had a dream to have a degree. ( “Have” not “earn”!) I said to him, “Trevor, you will never have a degree if you keep on doing this. Oh — someone may hand one to you one day, but you will always know that it isn’t yours. It will never be yours. It will always belong to all those from whom you stole it. Never you.” And he started to cry. I was glad to see those tears, which were, in the end, the only entity in the university acknowledging responsibility for such an unworthy act.My friend James Strauss, a talented novelist and writer for the television show, House, among other things, found a similar situation in his recent (and brief ) foray into teaching.”Our public almost never understands what it takes to put a production on, or the vital necessity of good writing,” he wrote to me. “Everybody thinks they can ‘at least’ write. I taught a screenwriting class last year and was amazed that almost all my students thought they had a screenplay in them. I assigned them a one-hour, fifty-page, screenplay by next week’s class. I said I’d do the same. The following week we met (only 11 of the 16 showed) and there was one screenplay written. Mine. Not one page of any other work was available, although the excuses were endless and complex.”This is worrying. Even our universities are filled with people who have dreams but no plans; desires but no talent; talent but no work ethic, and because the few people who could make a difference in their lives will not step up to the plate and say “You can’t have this until you earn it,” I am concerned that there is no end in sight.So — my advice to dreamers: Don’t just follow your dream. Do what it takes to earn it. To achieve it. To be worthy of it. Because if you don’t, it will never, ever, really be yours.

But don’t worry, you have the government and “compassionate” people like Rev Al Sharpton to guide you along the path of victimization where you can be taught that it’s not your fault, it’s cracker’s fault, or Corporations, Corporate America, “The Rich”, the Jews, anyone BUT YOU. They are all conspiring to hoard you out of your dreams and if you just follow these “wise men” blindly they and they alone will lead you to the Promised Land!!

Not having to work, being paid to sit on your ass, and being a victim all at the same time.

Liberal Nirvana!

It’s not your Fault! It’s “THEM!!!”

THEY are Evil. THEY ARE CORRUPT.

It’s Not your Fault!

Get the Point.

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen