Monday, August 1, 2011

Kitler, the Kitty; What They Are Not Telling Us About the Debt Ceiling Debate; Tea Party Victory; Where's The Leadership?; The Media First Celebrated This Coward; Another Fork Into Gore's Global Warming Fraud

"Congress Continues Debate Over Whether Or Not Nation Should Be Economically Ruined."--The Onion

  • A story appeared in the The New York Post about a kitty that just can't seem to get adopted. The reason? The freaky feline resembles Hitler. The cat has a Hitler-mustache mark. And to add insult to injury, the kitty's name is "Kitler." You can't make this stuff up.
  • As I write this, it's being reported a debt ceiling plan has been hammered out and we now have to wait for Congress to either approve it or toss it. Right now, the Liberal Dems don't like the fact this plan has no tax hikes. Remember, they want to tax the "rich," those making over $200-250k a year.  Many Republicans don't trust the plan because they don't know if cuts will be made in Defense in the future. Also, they don't know if tax hikes will be recommended by this bipartisan joint committee that's suppose to be created (another boondoggle). In short, it calls for $2.8 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, no tax hikes (nothing about new taxes) and a vote on a balanced-budget ammendment. Congress matches this with a rise in the debt ceiling (now at over $14 trillion and a few billion in change). But know this. This is chump change. The "off-the-books" real debt is closer to $65 trillion, because the feds don't count the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid outlays. So what's the bottom line? We're being bamboozled by all of them. 
  • The question now remaining is this: was this a near miss or are we still going to crash into that mountain of debt  straight ahead of us?
  • The media will begin discussing winners and losers. Already, some report Obama and Boehner lost face in this debate. USA Today is reporting, "The Political Damage Is Done" no matter what happens. In addition, this long debate had already hurt the economy, another loser (although the stock market appears to be reacting well to his news). And who are the winners? It will be hard for the media to admit it, but it's the Tea Party. They did not want tax hikes. They got it. They wanted spending to match any rise in the debt ceiling.They got it.
  • "Obama Fails To Inspire," a piece by Peggy Noonan, former speech writer for Reagan and supported Pres. Obama, wrote in her in piece this week, "But he's {Obama} not good at building, creating, calling into being. He was good at summoning hope, but he's not good at directing it and turning it into something concrete that answers a broad public desire...And so his failures in the debt ceiling fight. He never offered a plan. In a crisis he was merely sly. And on one likes sly, no one respects it."
  • I've often taken Pres. Obama to task for his lack of leadership (my opinion). Linda Chavez, syndicated columnist, wrote, "Once again, President Obama has proven himself lacking in the most fundamental attribute necessary to the office he occupies: leadership...The only contribution to the debt-ceiling debate has been partisan, class-warfare rhetoric...Pres. Obama will go down as one of the weakest leaders we've had at a time our country needed leadership most."
  • Syndicated cartoon from The Times-Picayune shows Reid, Boehner and Pres. Obama standing on the podium, the President at the lectern. The bubble above the president's head says, "To Solve The Debt Crisis, All Of Us Need To Compromise And Do Things My way." This illustrates one of the problems with this entire debate, but have you noticed whom the media is targeting for not compromising?--The Tea Party.
  • One more time: the debt ceiling has been raised over 70 times in the last 50 years. Why have one?
  • Before Pvt. Nasser Abdo was caught planning another attack on Ft. Hood, he was praised by the media. You might not recall earlier stories when he made news claiming religious oppression because of his religion. As Kurt Schlichter, army veteran and now attorney, wrote, "In reality, few Americans worked as closely with Muslims around the world as servicemembers. And while the enemy is often Muslim, so are many of the allies...It's not Abdo's religion that is going to seal his fate--it's that he's a sniveling coward who tried to murder his brothers in arms. The only way he could get less sympathy is he had Jane Fonda as a character witness."
  • "Recession is Over News"--Merck will layoff almost 12,000 employees. HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, announced it will lay off 30,000 employees--many of them in the U.S.
  • Last week, NASA blew a big hole into the global warming alarmism. There was another story you might have missed. Remember all of those stories and photos of polar bears allegedly stranded on Arctic ice? Well, they were false. In fact, the scientist who reported those stories is under investigation for scientific misconduct (  That fake, phony and fraud, Al Gore, even used this fake data in his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth." Turns out his movie contains a bunch of inconvenient lies. In one of Gore's lies, ABC News found he actually used computer generated images from the 2004 movie, The Day After Tomorrow." And several years ago, a British court found 19 major falsehoods in the movie.
  • Remember the Arab Spring as defined by the media? This implied everything in the Middle East would turn up roses. Syrian forces continue to slaughter innocent civilians. Even the rebels are now fighting among themselves. And what's happening in Egypt? No one really knows.

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