Friday, May 6, 2016

Obama: One Speech Fits All

So the unvetted liar-in-chief is speaking once more, supposedly on economic issues. It is tough to watch this empty suit read a teleprompter as if he has a clue about anything beyond the misrepresentation of Islam.

If you didn't see the presser, it is not worth viewing. A few references to current events and an instant segue to a recital of the same old talking points.

If that isn't insulting enough he then takes a few pre-selected questions from his favorite ass kissers that amounted to batting practice lobs. The 72 White House correspondents , zero (0) of whom are registered Republicans, smooched lustfully.

To add insult to insult to insult the habitually dishonest wafer of humanity railed against his foes in Congress unwillingness to fund infrastructure. This blogger is opposed to profligate spending but if one must spend in a reckless manner one should have something to show for it.

The hallmark of Obama's 8 years is nothingness.  What will we have to show for $10 trillion in new debt?NOTHING! NOTHING! NOTHING!

 Obama actually complained that we are not building more Hoover Dams. You had eight years to propose such measures, Mr. Teleprompter. Why did you not propose more "shovel ready" jobs? For $10 trillion we could have even satisfied some of Bernie Sanders' fantasies. We could have delivered free college tuition and opened dozens of medical schools and hospitals and free health care and...woulda shoulda coulda. Where did it all go?

I can't wait to see this buffoon to retire.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Most Serious Attack On Free Speech In The History Of The United States

The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents.
In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”

Call it what you may, this is a conspiracy. Call it what you may, this is totalitarianism. We cannot understate the seriousness of this movement.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I Will Vote For Trump But Don't Ask Me To Drink The Orange Kool-Aid.

The nicest thing I can say about the Trump cheerleaders is they are not quite as stupid as the Obots. But damn, there are some real similarities between the two cults. More similarities than either camp cares to admit.

I have never been an Ann Coulter fan but I will admit that she makes good points about the anti-intellectual, leftist mobsters. Her political analysis has always been, how do we say it politely?--oh yes, stupid. Only Mitt Romney can win. No one who has not held public office. It has to be a governor. Chris Christie. Then she finds Donald Trump and she got even stupider.

Howie Carr is a Boston-based radio host/author/columnist/questionable journalist and certainly a personality. He is the funniest man on radio and he is possibly funnier than anyone on television. He is media savvy and politically astute. Or, I should say he was politically astute until Donald Trump came along.

I can disagree with people over a multitude of subjects but when smart becomes stupid, I excuse myself. Carr wrote a column yesterday where he repeatedly calls Cruz a RINO (Republican in Name Only.) The term is usually reserved for Boehners or McCains or Romneys whose sympathies tend to lie on the other side of the aisle. CINO (Conservative In Name Only) might be more accurate but RINO has an existing homonym and it harkens back to a time when Republican and conservative were supposedly synonymous.

Trump is by definition a RINO. He is new to the party and he has amended a multitude of positions to blend in. Cruz is the antithesis of RINO. He is the last person on Earth who deserves that label. His has cred.

 My 20 + years of Howie Carr fandom has come to an end. I lost my respect for him. Alas, it seems that Trump, like Obama before him, inflicts stupidity on his followers. I hope it isn't contagious.

Could Sanders Have Beaten Clinton Had He Not Pulled His Punches?

In the golden age of falsehood, it is hard to monitor every pile of horse manure. One of the silliest absurdities of the day is that Bernie Sanders is an OUTSIDER.  Folks, this fossil has served in the two Houses of Congress for over 25 years!

At what point does one become a Washington insider? 30 years? 40 years? Must one be born into a political family to earn insider status?

A true outsider could have beaten Hillary. Had a candidate wanted to politicize the Clinton Family's public corruption, that candidate might have defeated the Super Delegates. Of course, to publicize the systemic corruption would expose the repulsive underbelly of the Democrat Party. Be a good insider and leave this one alone, comrade.

A true outsider would have been all over Hillary's "damn emails." Why did the Beltway relic sidestep this Yellow Brick Road to the nomination? Again, this is the golden age of falsehood. Hillary's criminal activity leads back to the White House. It is with the Obama Administration's full knowledge and cooperation that Hillary exposed sensitive secrets to America's enemies. The Obama media might have soft-pedaled Hillary's crimes but they have performed back flips to write the president out of the script.

Sanders has also refused to criticize Hillary's record as Secretary of State. Once more, Mr. Potomac cannot address, say the events of September 11, 2012, without bringing Barack Obama into the conversation.

Had a true anti-establishment Democrat run against Hillary, he might have faced off against Trump in November. That, however, would require an outsider and Sanders is no outsider.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

If Only This Blog Had A Laugh Track: Obama Says Trump "Unprepared" For White House

President Obama told a local television station that Donald Trump is not prepared to be president, and predicted that Democrats will keep the White House if the Republican front-runner is the GOP nominee.

"I think that he is not somebody who, even within the Republican Party, can be considered as equipped to deal with the problems of this office," President Obama said in an interview with WMUR in New Hampshire that aired Monday evening. "But look, we live in a democracy."
Obama warned Republican voters that a Trump nomination would put either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in the Oval Office.

Well, well, well. Would the 44th president like to step up and tell us who or what or how he was prepped to be chief executive? Was it the private tutelage of a prominent American Communist? Was it the time you spent at Occidental with your fellow radicals? Was it the time you spent in Pakistan? The indoctrination you received in Indonesia? The times you spent with Bill Ayers? The times you spent with Larry Sinclair? Your invisible years at Columbia? Your distinguished career as a community organizer? Your history of voting "Present" in the Illinois legislature?

Let's face it, Trump just is just not prepared.

Satoshi Nakamoto Comes Forward

Five years from now cryptocurrencies will be either the biggest collective flop since the Soviet Union or the best thing ever hatched by the Internet. Cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular are writing intriguing histories.

The dollar is on shaky ground despite what the pundits might tell you. Cryptocurrencies might provide safe harbor in a Weimar scenario. Right now the harbor is tiny and it is turbulent.

"Who is John Galt?" is a question that haunts the characters of "Atlas Shrugs". When life imitates art, we ask "who is Satoshi Nakamoto?" In an age of Big Brother on steroids the world's top journalists were unable to unmask the founder (or a founder) of Bitcoin.

On the day Australian Craig Wright outed himself as Nakamoto, Bitcoin lost one third of its value. That is a big story but the ongoing tale is the upward spiral of Bitcoin. From a fraction of a cent in 2008 to $900 a couple of days ago, Bitcoin is by any measure a success story. Craig Wright has amasses a fortune worth hundreds of millions of US dollars .

The Bitcoin saga is probably too complicated for our electronic media to embrace. With hucksters and sideshows galore, this might be the most interesting story not on TV.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rasmussen: Trump, Hillary Tied

Barring an act of God, an act of the devil, the jawbone or Twitter account of an ass, or the antics of the Keystone Cops who have found refuge in the upper echelons of the Republican Party, Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.

Trump is not my first choice but anyone who ignores this golden thread coattail opportunity should be inducted into the Imbecile Hall of Fame right behind Mike Murphy and Jeb Bush and whoever ran the unsuccessful campaigns of Kathleen Matthews and David Trone.

Teflon Don is gaining momentum. The Dem pundits love to use Brer Patch antics. "Oh please don't run someone besides Donald Trump. With his high negatives, we will capture the White House, the Senate, the House and we can award Cabinet posts to Lois Lerner and Jonathan Gruber. Please don't run that formidable John Kasich." Careful what you wish for.

While we should never underestimate an opponent, we need to remind ourselves of just how unpopular Hillary Clinton happens to be. Hillary is not an approximation of Bill and even if she was, he is old news. Hillary should have defeated Barack Obama in 2008 without breaking a sweat. Her only competition in 2016 is to be kind, a joke.

Let's take a minute to remind ourselves of just how awful a candidate and what a rotten person and what a buffoon Bernie Sanders happens to be. The pundits are amazed that an unhandsome, 74-year-old avowed socialist is giving the heart and soul of the Democratic Party a boot in the ass.

Sanders recycles roughly a dozen cliches and his band of idiots never tire of his greatest hits. They see a kindred spirit in a man who was virtually unemployable until he found a parasitic niche in politics. Of course the Millenials love him. He didn't have regular work until he was middle-aged. He got kicked out of a commune for being too lazy. Do you know anyone else who can make that claim?

Sanders has been a cheerleader for Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro and the Soviet Union. A red diaper baby, his essence is not about helping the poor or the downtrodden or the forgotten. His is the constant drumbeat of Anti-Americanism.

One could make the case that Sanders in delusional. One could make the case that Sanders is psychotic. One could make the case that Sanders is senile. The actress Sharon Stone has suggested that he did too much acid. It's an unfounded allegation but it's not farfetched by any means. Have you ever seen this pathetic buffoon try to speak when he is deprived of his dozen slogans? I bet he could not  call numbers at a Bingo game.

We could pile on Sanders all day long. Why bother, except to say that without Super Delegates (and in the case of Hillary's rescue, they live up to their name)  Hillary might have lost the nomination to a stupid version of Julius Rosenberg. Let us remind ourselves that Hillary was originally up 35 points against Sanders in New Hampshire. She lost by 22% !!!!

As weak as Hillary is, her stock is falling. The FBI has assigned 147 agents to investigate her. The Clinton-Obama rivalry is real. Even if Hillary has enough dirt of the White House to ward off prosecution--either by a pardon or more characteristically Obama, a slowing down and eventual fizzling of the process--she will forever be known as Crooked Hillary. She will limp across the finish line with token resistance as the Donald has concentrated on scorching Republican Earth.

If the Super-Pacs and Donald Trump and a semi-unified GOP all gang up on Hillary, it will be a sweet November for Republicans.

Oh yes, the Rasmussen link.