A Dithering Madness

So the Congress is trying to pass yet another Continuing Resolution. This time for 3 weeks.

The Democrats want to cut as little possible. They don’t want to do anything really.

The Republicans are too chicken to cut what needs to be cut.

Japan is calmly approaching Nuclear Meltdown.

The Libyan Civil War has the rebels on the run from Khaddafi (and everyone is still talking, just talking, about a No-Fly Zone).

Iran is ramping up it’s involvement in the area.

The Border patrol is firing bean bags at Cartel members with AK-47’s!

Gas is $4 a Gallon in many places and like going higher.

We are $14 Trillion in debt.

By next month we’ll have the highest corporate tax in the industrialized world (meaning we are the least attractive place to locate a business!- hows that for jobs!)

And what is our dear Leader doing?

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

He’s Golfing, picking his March Madness chart for College Basketball for ESPN (all #1 seeds by the way-no risk there), and doing re-election campaign fluff interviews!

Denial it seems is the name of the game.

I am not happy.

Sen. “Up” Chuck Schumer: “Speaker Boehner wouldn’t have been able to pass this short-term measure without Democratic votes, and he won’t be able to pass a long-term one without Democratic votes either,” Schumer said in a statement. “It’s time for him to abandon the Tea Party, and forge a bipartisan compromise.”

Roll over, give in, and give up. Do as we say or else!
If you want to get anything done, you have to kiss our ass!
Asked about Schumer’s remarks, a spokesman for Boehner sought to put the spotlight back on Democrats. “If he’s looking to criticize someone, Senator Schumer should buy a mirror. It is the Democrats who run Washington that have refused to provide any spending plan other than the status quo, and the status quo just isn’t acceptable to the American people,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.
Little Neros fiddle while Rome burns!
We will be dithered to death.
Political timidity will kill us.
Childishness and ideology gamesmanship and both side trying to punk the other side is all we seem to have left.
It’s a game of “Gotcha!” for the purpose of TV commercials for 2012 re-election campaigns.
And on the “lighter side” children in Madison, WI will have their school day lengthened by 20 minutes for the rest of the year because their teachers were playing hookey and protesting their own greed at the Capitol.
The District received over a 1,000 of the fake doctor’s notes.
The School Board reached an agreement with Madison Teachers Inc. over the weekend that allowed the district to set the makeup calendar. The agreement also ensures teachers with unexcused absences will not be paid for those days and that teachers who submitted fraudulent sick notes will be suspended.
What do you want to bet the Union will protest that too! 🙂
So that will be 20 more minutes of Socialist Union-Loving instruction (after all, teaching the “history” of the Union is required in the classroom in Wisconsin).
And if the working parents object to to this, tough crap. They are a Union and they are far more important than you, after all.
Comment on a blog about this: IT’s ALL for SHOW!! The texbooks weigh a TON, COST a BUNDLE and are full of empty FLUFF and the teachers don’t even get the kids through them. PArents are so EASILY FLATTERED by an A in VAPID. THe schools have found it EASY to feed them lies about the skill levels of their kids.
AMEN.
I said 20 years ago when I was in Education, studying to be a teacher, that the tests back then were less than inspiring. ( I was “not allowed” to finish my “education” because I was not a good fit for them, by the way)
“I barf it at you, you barf it back at me and we proclaim both of us as smart” was the phrase. 🙂
Nothing’s changed.
When were the divorce proceedings between home and classroom filed anyway? And who filed them, and why? It can be argued that the current traumas of education proceed from that divorce: further testimony to the general understanding that it’s the kids who get hurt worst in divorce.The divorce between home and public school classroom — accomplished by the end of the ’70s — was a national calamity. To put it another way, once public education lost in great degree the robust support of the middle class, there was nowhere for things to go but downhill. And so they have slid for decades. Teachers parading around the Wisconsin capital like Jimmy Hoffa’s truck drivers? It not only wouldn’t have happened in ye olde days — it didn’t happen. 

The moral collapse of the middle class is pretty much what seems to have happened. As Whittaker Chambers noted in a different context, “History hit us like a freight train.” We all, suddenly, wanted liberation instead of restraint and order and discipline — the prerequisites of good education. Someone at the top has to pass the word down the line: Here’s what we’re doing today, no back talk. What we were “doing today” wasn’t always, in abstract terms, the best thing to be found out there, but it made for generally fruitful outcomes. Parents supported it, passing down to children the obligations of self-discipline. (Bill Murchison)

Now it’s just about the “self”. ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!
And that’s the way Washington is also.
Make it look good, but don’t actually do any real work or make any real progress. Just make it LOOK LIKE you did.
And then proclaim your greatness and move on to avoiding the next thing.
Yet, we’ve heard PLENTY ofwell-educated parents just shrug and say, “Well, I’m not paying for it, so, so what?” They pay for it later when their Junior Slacker arrives back at home at 21 with no job or skills.
But at least they’ll have their cell phone, Twitter account, and 99 weeks of unemployment, free government health care and be able to suck on their parents health insurance until they are 26.
Life is good!
Yes, teachers unions are arrogant; it hurts to see teachers laid off — that, too. And that isn’t the end. The good teachers who still show up for work, compact or no compact, don’t deserve the opprobrium and the turmoil in which so many are forced to operate. Lord, help ’em, they deserve better. And so — here is the genuinely grievous part — do the kids. (Bill Murchison)
But they are too busy standing next to the Teachers yelling obscenities and carrying hateful signs  at rallies to kiss the teacher’s ass and screw theirs.
How do they know any better, it’s not like anyone taught them manners, respect or discipline!!!
What, Me worry?
Perish the Thought! 🙂

New calculations applied to a U.S. Senate report reveal the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to combat global warming through regulation of greenhouse gases would theoretically take over $700 trillion, seven times the world’s gross production, to drop the earth’s temperature only 1 degree Celsius.

The report released last year

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by Sen. James Ihnofe, R-Okla., then-ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, quotes the EPA’s own stats and experts to break down the numbers, including one researcher who called the Obama administration’s plan “absurd.”

Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills, or a stack of the bills nearly 70 miles high.

The EPA’s new regulations, which began earlier this year, are part of a “tailoring” plan that begins with requiring some of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide – such as power plants, refineries and large industrial plants – to obtain operating permits based on their greenhouse gas emissions.

Later this year, and continuing through 2016, the emissions standards will be scaled down, requiring more and more emissions sources to obtain operating permits.
But don’t worry, be happy!
Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

Political Cartoons by Dana Summers

A New Strategy

“I don’t want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn’t solve the problem,” Obama told reporters Wednesday night aboard Air Force One.

Is he talking about his Health Care Reform?

Cap & Trade?

Financial Reform?

Or Illegal Immigration?

Or All of the Above?

It was Illegal Immigration, but it would be nearly impossible to tell with this President since everything is done for the ideology and nothing else.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the Democrats’ leading advocate for immigration reform, has said he voted for health care reform on the understanding that Obama and congressional Democrats would move a major immigration bill.

“On one hand you are not going to vote because you don’t believe people you voted for are doing a good enough job,” Gutierrez said. “Then you say, ‘I got to vote, because the enemy is so mean and vindictive, I got to get out there.'”

“For Democrats it is critical they can deliver if they want to continue nurturing the support they want from this community,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, National Council of La Raza immigration and national campaigns director.

By the Way, La Raza, “The Race” advocates Aztlan, the repatriation of parts of the Southwest with Mexico because they were stolen by the White Man.

But the politicians don’t have the political will to do anything.

Which is precisely the problem.

And yelling “racist” and “Nazi” is all the proponents of Illegal Immigration can seem to muster.

And the Fifth Column/Ministry of Truth can’t get their facts straight, because they don’t want to.

And calls for self-righteous boycotts.

The All-Star Game is apparently here in July (I don’t follow sports much so I had no idea).

And just how far are the Democrats willing to go to win in November?

Well, since The End Justifies the Means, how about a new State, full of hispanics and 2 new Senators?

Faced with losing Congress, the Democrats want to make Puerto Rico a state whether the people want it or not. The Democrats would get two new senators, new congressmen and a campaign issue.

Throw in voting representation for D.C., amnesty for illegals and voting for felons, all items on the Democrats’ agenda, and in their cookbook you have a recipe for Democratic majorities as far as the eye can see. It’s a plan to retain control at all costs and counteract a Tea Party movement that threatens to throw their big-government liberalism on the ash heap of political history.

You also have the added bonus of energizing Hispanic activists all too eager with administration help to paint the GOP as racists, particularly in the light of the new Arizona law that does nothing but say that since the feds dropped the ball on border security, Arizona will pick it up and run with it.

A scheduled Thursday vote in the House of Representatives on HR 2499, dubbed the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, was designed to rig the game in favor of Puerto Rican statehood, something native Puerto Ricans have rejected in the last three self-determination elections. Puerto Ricans like their current status just fine. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders do not.

HR 2499 would not make Puerto Rico a state. It would split the past voting process into the two parts. The first would be an up-or-down vote on whether Puerto Ricans simply want to change their island’s status from a commonwealth in association with the U.S. instead of an up-or-down vote on statehood in the past.

Democrats hope enough people favor independence or statehood to cobble together a majority in favor of status change. Once the first hurdle is cleared, a second vote will determine what the new status should be with the choices being commonwealth, statehood or independence.

This is where the Democrats’ subversion of the democratic process begins. The second vote winner is determined by a mere plurality of one of the choices. Under this plan, if statehood just finishes in the lead, it wins, even without a clear majority.

It gets better. Under HR 2499, nonresident Puerto Ricans living in the 50 states could vote in the new referendum. According to the U.S. Census, there are more eligible Puerto Ricans living outside the proposed 51st state than in it.

So native Puerto Ricans could vote no on statehood while their mainland cousins could make it a yes. In case the vote is still no, HR 2499 requires a new referendum every eight years or until it becomes a yes in favor of statehood.(IBD)

Meanwhile, Al “Chicken Little” Gore just bought a 8.875 Million Dollar 9 Bathroom seaside Mansion, with multiple fireplaces, in California.

I guess Global Warming fraud does pay.

That’s some “carbon footprint” there Al!

And this as Campaign Barack said this on Financial reform:

We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.

Oh well. I didn’t really need all that money I earn anyway. I’ll just keep “fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy” and let Obama decide how to spend what I earn. It’s not like I have a family to provide for – that’s the government’s job – and my family has to be equal to everyone else’s, right? That’s fair. Fair for Obama’s Wall Street buddies, teacher union buddies and trial lawyer buddies that helped him to get elected.

And now he’s pandering to the Hispanic voters too.

Like we found out during the campaign, Obama likes to spread YOUR wealth around. Especially to people who vote for him.

I wonder if this applies to himself, after all he and Michelle made $5 Million dollars last year.

Oh, and the UN just put Iran on a Commission.

The Commission on the Status of Women, which is “dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women,” according to its website.

No, this is not a late April fools joke.

Buried 2,000 words deep in a U.N. press release distributed Wednesday on the filling of “vacancies in subsidiary bodies,” was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from 10 other nations, was “elected by acclamation,” meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states — including the United States.

The U.S. currently holds one of the 45 seats on the body, a position set to expire in 2012. The U.S. Mission to the U.N. did not return requests for comment on whether it actively opposed elevating Iran to the women’s commission.

Iran’s election comes just a week after one of its senior clerics declared that women who wear revealing clothing are to blame for earthquakes, a statement that created an international uproar — but little affected their bid to become an international arbiter of women’s rights.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” said the respected cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi. (FOX)

And they got this post after they couldn’t get on the UN Human Rights Commission!

So I guess the President’s strategy is to do nothing, as long as it works for your ideology. Screw the consequences.

And when it is for your ideology, The End Justifies the Means.

Now doesn’t that make you feel safer and more secure in the knowledge that he has America’s and the American people’s best interests at heart…. 😦

Just don’t make too much money, want to secure the border, or be in control of your life and responsible for your own actions.

That’s the government’s job! 🙂

Otherwise, you’re just a greedy, mean, selfish, racist.

And you should be ashamed of yourself!