Friday, January 30, 2009
Now I could just say "bullshit" and be done with it. In fact, I have done so. Succinct, accurate and somewhat pithy!
However, Politico has now broken the news that George Stephanopoulos of ABC News (formerly of the Clinton White House team) is conducting private, daily phone briefings with Rahm Emanual (BHO's chief of staff), as well as Paul Begala, James Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg (all of CNN and also former Clinton staffers - those cockroaches never go away, do they), I had to post about this egregious dishonesty, not to mention the unconscionable crossing of journalistic ethics lines. Absolutely irresponsible behavior on their parts. Particularly since they then present themselves on their various television shows as unbiased, nonpartisan journalists! HUH?!
If Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or any other moderate or right-of-center had conducted themselves in this manner during the GWB White House years, the kvelling would have been heard on Mars!
Write to your Congressman and Senator and tell them you are sick of this kind of behavior. Let them know that we are aware of their flaws.
The 2010 election will be here before you know it. We have the opportunity to divest ourselves of Botox Pelosi and all her ilk in the House of Representatives. Start seeking and developing alternatives NOW!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is just the most offensive thing I have read. The man has only been in office ONE WEEK and already he is pissing me off big time serious. And I'm sure the families of the 20 people who have DIED as a result of these storms would agree with ME, not this callow infant who is occupying The White House!
The laws and the jurisdictions (numerous) in the D.C. Metro area are totally different from those to be found in the corrupt (yet functional - and isn't that maddening) Chicago to which he so airily refers. But then, he hasn't been in The District much over the past few years - engrossed as he has been in his quest for power and/or deification! And don't think God (the real one) won't arrange some karma for THAT little bit of blasphemy!
WashingtonNeeds ' Toughness' Chicago
By Frank Ahrens
Post Staff Writer Washington
Wednesday, January 28, 2009; 11:24 AM
President Obama, you're not in
Shortly before a meeting with business leaders on the economy at the White House, Obama said he wanted to make an unrelated comment to the press. In a slightly amused tone, he noted this his daughters' school, Sidwell Friends, was canceled today because of a snow and ice storm that hit
The suburban schools systems and many private schools in the region were closed today and the District public schools opted for a delayed opening because of the sleet and freezing rain that made some roads and many sidewalks treacherous.
"Because of what? Because of some ice?" Obama said to laughter around the table. He said Sasha, his 7-year-old, pointed out that in
, not only is school never canceled for snow, "you'd go outside for recess. You wouldn't even stay indoors." Chicago
He concluded by saying: "We're going to have to apply some flinty
toughness to this town. I'm saying that when it comes to the weather, folks in Chicago don't seem to be able to handle things." Washington
Democrats Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
By Melanie Hunter-Omar
(Updates with Limbaugh's response; more from DCCC.)
(CNSNews.com) – The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.
I signed in, I expressed myself and informed them that they were moronic twits. I was going to be really nasty but opted not to do so. They're looking for another 2,400 responses and I say we give it to them! Really.
UPDATE: The war of words is "on" in very real terms. However, President Obama's hubris in starting this row with Limbaugh is going to diminish B.O.'s standing, not Limbaugh's. When it comes to knowing and using words, Rush Limbaugh can beat B.O. with one hand and half his tongue (ghastly mental picture, that) tied behind his back! And that's assuming that Rush even is willing to continue the war of words with B.O. - after all, it's generally not considered sporting to enter into a war with someone who is unarmed! And intellectually, that's the situation here.
BIG FAT . . . !
It sure didn't take his majesty long to start talking trash and showing no class, did it?
From the moment he barreled through the Oath of Office - not listening to the Chief Justice and just "doing his thing", until now, President Barack H. Obama has proven that most of our fears about him were well founded.
He is naive, has a dreadful memory, little to no sense of history and - like most Democrats of late - quick to annihilate the unspoken (but excellent) rule that sitting presidents do not ever trash talk about their predecessors (and vice versa). Jimmy Carter, are you listening you senile old poop?
I don't know where this pinheaded moron was on 9/11/01 - but I watched the terrorists from the ARAB world (not Norway or Sweden) destroy the World Trade Center towers and a substantial chunk of the Pentagon AND I'd been watching them crap on this country in every sense of the word for 15 or more years prior to that! So don't tell me about there being "no cause" for us to dislike and distrust Arab terrorists. We've been watching them kill innocent Israeli children since 1948 for heaven's sakes!
It is settled fact that global warming is bullshit. Except for those who have drunk Al Gore's leftwing Kool Aid. It is settled fact that Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt made a financial crisis far worse due to their tinkering with the free market system. So of course, why wouldn't this arrogant twit do just the same? I mean, he's been crowned, right?
It's going to be a bumpy 4 years, folks. Mexico looks better with every passing day!
UPDATE: Mark's surgery was postponed due to a low blood platelet level. We anticipate it will happen sometime in the next 2 weeks or so. Please do keep up the prayers and good wishes.
And no, I didn't go to work yesterday. When cars are doing pirouettes on I-95 Northbound, this child heads home. And why is it that Prince William County, Virginia finds it unnecessary to treat an INTERSTATE highway like I-95? Talk about morons!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Being of sound mind and short fuse, I will be taking next week off. In fact, all 3 of us in the carpool are taking next week off. There's more than one reason but trust me, the traffic in The District is sufficient provocation all by itself! The influx of tourists, both in vehicles (driving badly) or on foot (ignoring the walk/don't walk signals at considerable peril) would be reason enough. The intrusive motorcades seemingly required whenever Himself goes from Point A to Point B or anywhere in between (and he isn't even inaugurated yet), but especially (for some insane reason) during rush hour, would be reason enough. Taken together - we're getting out of Dodge! 51 miles South of Dodge to be exact. There is no way in hades that the mess will be cleaned up on the day after the inauguration and call me crazy, but would YOU want to be in town while 5,000 porto potties are being flushed out and carted away? I thought not!
Primary reason for our choice to be "in absentia" is Mark, friend Joyce's husband. As I've blogged before, Mark's first surgery last year could not get all of the primary site cancerous tumor that had lodged itself in his brain. Despite aggressive chemo and radiation, the tumor has decided to return so this coming Tuesday, the neurosurgeon will be operating to remove the new growth from Mark's brain. At the same time, he will be placing a titanium plate to protect Mark's brain from insult - which was not done during the first surgery because the neurosurgeon knew that another surgery would be required. After this, no more surgeries. Whatever happens, happens apparently. This is, incidentally, the same type of tumor that is afflicting Senator Edward Kennedy, so one would suspect that within a few months he too will be needing additional surgical intervention. As the oncologist explained, when a brain tumor is caused by a primary cancer elsewhere in the body, it's easier to combat. When it is a primary site tumor and the rest of the body is cancer-free, that's a whole different and more deadly situation.
Please pray for Mark (and their entire family) if you are so inclined. They are a delightful family and although Joyce is the strongest woman I know, this has to be a huge weight on her shoulders every minute of every day. Sis and I will be there at the hospital on Tuesday and will be visiting Mark in the hospital whenever Joyce deems that it is a good idea. Throughout, we will be offering up our most sincere prayers that Mark's days far exceed the estimates given by the medical team.
Since my attention will, understandably, be directed elsewhere, it is probable that I won't be posting much to this blog. Take care and enjoy the insanity on Tuesday 1/20/09.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Is it just me, or is this a message we really want to send to the rest of the world - hell, is this the message we want to send to the rest of this country?
En route into work this morning, we observed that some of the plethora of porto potties (total of 5,000 planned for this coronation - to serve 2-4 million attending) have migrated from the National Mall to 14th and 13th Streets AND Pennsylvania Avenue. So as the newly sworn in President is making his way from the Capitol to his new home at the White House, he'll be able to stroll (or ride) past some guy who had too many brats last night producing a huge "splat" along the parade route (albeit in the privacy of a freezing cold "convenience" that probably doesn't have any toilet paper left).
And they said this wasn't going to be an inaugural for the common man!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Last night - during rush hour of course - we were treated to yet another motorcade straight down Pennsylvania Avenue, just in time to screw with our homeward commute.
The endless lines of portopotties are descecrating the National Mall, bleachers are erected on Pennsylvania Avenue (which is where the actual festivities happen), and the number of tourists is increasing daily, only adding to the annoyance of those of us who have to come into the District every single day in order to work! Tourists - a word to the wise: wandering the streets with your slack jaw hanging open and ignoring those "stop" hands (they're red for heaven's sakes) at various street corners is a good way to get yourself into a lot of trouble. And just as a point of reference tourists, those "no parking" signs apply to YOU too!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The question is whether or not the words "In God We Trust" should be removed from our money. At the moment, 84% of those responding here are in favor of KEEPING "In God We Trust" in our public discourse! Bet the bozos at MSNBC are shocked!
Monday, January 12, 2009
As we were driving into work this morning, we witnessed ample evidence that there are many, many, many porto potties (5,000 of them - for 2 million people) lining the National Mall where, we understand, JumboTrons will be showing the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama to all those standing (for anywhere from 6-8 hours in the freezing cold and without food since carrying in your own snack is verboten). The logic of wanting to be there in person escapes me. The Inaugural Parade goes up and down Pennsylvania Avenue. The National Mall is NOT on Pennsylvania Avenue. So what’s the point of clogging up roads and streets when you aren’t going to see the inauguration except on a TV screen, something you could see more comfortably, more economically and more intelligently in your own living room, without the expenditure of a vast amount of Federal and District resources, between the D.C. police, the State troopers in both Maryland and Virginia, the Secret Service (well, they’d have to be there anyway), plus now we hear the Federal troops being brought in to ensure order! Mr. Obama – this is not a coronation. It’s an inauguration. We have one every 4 years. Get over yourself!
For the past two weeks, but particularly during the last week, the needs and convenience of the people who actually work in the District have been summarily dismissed by those working on the Obama Inauguration Committee. NOTE to President-elect Obama: Motorcades during rush hour (either morning or evening) are not any way to endear yourselves to those of us who (a) commute at least an hour each way, (b) didn’t vote for you and (c) don’t really give a rat’s eardrum what you do, as long as you don’t add further stress to our lives in the course of your activities. Yesterday, those people who routinely work on Sundays in law offices up and down Pennsylvania were put at great inconvenience because of a PRACTICE parade. Give me a flipping break people! Again, we do this every 4 years.
If this is a foretaste of things to come, we’re in for a very bumpy first administration of Barack Hussein Obama. I’m trying to stay positive about this unqualified, unprepared – and, from what I can see, incompetent – con man. Does he really intend to continue to inconvenience and annoy people who are ACTUALLY working in the District? As opposed to those bozos on The Hill who should, nearly every one of them, be arrested for grand larceny against the American people?!
Thursday, January 08, 2009
As I write this, it's January 8, 2009 and on January 20, 2009 - slightly less than 12 days from now, Barack Hussein Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States. At that moment, he will become - whether I voted for him or not (not) - MY president.
Is he Constitutionally qualified to hold the office? I suspect not. Is he temperamentally or in any other way qualified to hold the office? Not in any way that I can see. Is his presidency potentially disastrous for this nation and its citizens? There is not any way I can see that he can fulfill the oath he is about to take to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States", a constitution that I very much suspect he is ignoring in his lust for power.
All that being said, I hope that I am totally wrong about this callow incompetent pretender to the office and that he is so effective and so gifted as President, so successful in fact that I am filled with joy at the opportunity to vote for him for a second term. I think my hope is a vain one, but there you have it.
Unlike liberals, conservatives are for the most part optimistic people at heart. It's why conservatives are generally found to be happier humans than are our liberal brethran. And we're going to need every scintilla of optimism our happy little souls can generate in the years ahead. Personally, I'm hoping for Barack Hussein Obama to have a wildly successful presidency. I don't really see that happening, but I wish him the best. Not for his sake, but for the sake of my country.
God bless us and help us, each and every one of us!