Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sellebrity Saturday: When Ron Paul Supporters Are As Silly As Obots

Barack Obama is all style. Ron Paul is no style and all substance. Their supporters could not be more different, right?

Not exactly.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Obama's Political High Water Mark

The most underrated TV show in history might be "SCTV." One of the best story lines is when network owner Guy Caballero creates his own awards show and then rigs the outcomes. SCTV third bananas beat show biz luminaries for every award. When SCTV cleaning lady, Perini Scleroso, is given The Best Foreign Personality Award, Caballero (Joe Flaherty) realizes he has overplayed his hand.

Life imitates art. David Axelrod is Guy Caballero and Barack Obama is Perini Scleroso. For reasons never well articulated, Barack Obama was declared the Nobel Peace Prize winner on October 9, 2009.

If the Scleroso comparison sounds too harsh, let us remind ourselves that the Peace Prize nominations were sealed twelve days after Obama's inauguration. Twelve days of briefings and photo ops and unpacking moving crates. Perhaps Soros and the Ax Man should have waited a year before performing their magic trick.

The Kool-Aiders cannot understand the fuss. What's wrong with recognizing Barack's divine essence? Actions are overrated. Fundamentalism can be mighty ugly.

But not everyone who voted for the O Man is a fundamentalist. Some of his supporters were independents who for some reason thought that Obama was smart and untarnished by a dirty system. When Obama was awarded the coveted Nobel Prize, a lot of independent voters re-examined their choice.

If the Peacemaker did not deserve his latest honor, did he deserve the presidency? Was it possible that he received some preferential treatment in that contest as well? Could it be that Obama was all hype and millions were played as suckers? A lot of people quietly asked themselves that question. Without the Peace Prize, they might not have introspected.

October 9, 2009 might be Obama's political high water mark. Maybe if the puppeteers had waited a year or two, or three, the maneuver would have been perceived differently. But the smart guys did indeed overplay their hand. And as they say, the rest is history.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Let Them Eat Solar Panels!

Is the environmental movement a front for OPEC? The Keystone Pipeline has a huge upside for just about all Americans. As with all technology, the pipeline carries an element of risk. But it is a risk worth taking.

Every senior member of the Obama Administration should be forced to take sensitivity training. Sensitivity for the people who want and need jobs and sensitivity for Americans who are hit hard by rising gas prices (better blame the speculators.) Maybe Solyndra will pick up the slack.

If the administration would just reject the pipeline, we could respect them for stating their intentions. But the hidden agenda of the least transparent administration in history is once more the bigger story. Barack Obama once more votes 'present.'

Why I Like Newt

The media are doing a face first rectal probe on The Pampered One. They brought down Palin and Cain and they are gunning for Newt (all the while ignoring you know who's personal life) but Newt won't be a doormat.

Gingrich's example should be copied by every public figure. When the media go on attack, don't just cover and block and parry. Counterattack!

John King looked shaken after the debate. The schoolyard bully withers when the victim strikes back. Poor baby.


The 14 Brave Senators Who Voted Against NDAA

It is a time like this that remind me why I was a philosophical non-voter for many years. The Republicans have established themselves as the lesser of two evils but we have to remind ourselves that they are still evil.

Cardin (D-MD)

Coburn (R-OK)

Crapo (R-ID)

DeMint (R-SC)

Durbin (D-IL)

Franken (D-MN)

Harkin (D-IA)

Lee (R-UT)

Merkley (D-OR)

Paul (R-KY)

Risch (R-ID)

Sanders (I-VT)

Wyden (D-OR)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Corzine Sued

Montana farmers have filed a class action suit against former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, charging that the failed financial firm run by Corzine stole millions from their accounts to pay off its spiraling debts, and that Corzine's "single-minded obsession" with making MF Global a big player on Wall Street led to the firm's collapse.

MF Global's clients included 38,000 wheat farmers, cattle ranchers and others who "hedged" their crop prices by placing millions in MF Global accounts. Those accounts were supposed to be "segregated and secure," according to the federal suit, meaning MF Global could not draw on those funds.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of all 38,000 customers, alleges that when MF Global made a series of bad investments -- notably in European debt -- it began "siphoning funds withdrawn from segregated client accounts" to cover its debts.

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Wildcard Wednesday: Dr. John Drew Tells Tales Out of School

This is a 35 minute video but well worth every second of your attention.