August 7, 2009

Remember...

How bad it was in the last administration?



Well, change is here.
Hope you like it.

H/T Everyone else.

Running Out of Toilet Paper?!


If you listened to Hollywood's elite gush about how well Castro et al have handled the affairs of Cuba, you'd never guess that they're running out of what I would consider a "fundamental basic" to one's daily life: toilet paper.


Interesting quotes from this article include: "Cubans receive a subsidized food ration from the government each month that they say meets their needs for about two weeks."


While we embark on a rapid downhill slide to a Cubanesque existence here in the U.S., note this particular gem courtesy of Fidel's brother Raoul, who is the new "president" of the country: "Castro, who replaced his ailing older brother Fidel Castro as president last year, also has complained that Cuba's productivity is too low. He has taken various steps to boost output, including putting more state-owned land in private hands and pushing for salaries to be based on productivity."


Yes, the emphasis is mine....but who'd have thought that the answer to their problems would be capitalist ideas? Somebody call OUR president and let him in on this secret.

Not So Oxi-Clean Toxicology Report


Say it ain't so! I loved this guy! Only to find out he was a coke-head? It was always suspicious to me how he could get THAT excited over a mop. What a bummer.

The De-Masking of AARP


It's about time. Members of this organization are finally getting a glimpse of the wizards behind the curtain at AARP. This group has become a front-group for many liberal policies, as well as an arm for the democrat party in state and federal elections. They've stood in the way of reforming our social security system by fanning the flames of fear to seniors around the country; lulling them into a false sense of security for a system that's doomed to crash in the nearby upcoming years. They mobilized to support the so-called "stimulus" package. Heck, they even named Harry Belafonte as their Man of the Year. (This makes my point.)


The members haven't paid much attention to their antics in the past--happy primarily with their discounts for hotel rooms, car rentals, prescription drugs, and supplemental insurance to Medicare. All great benefits that their membership have afforded them.


They've been happy until now. Members are actually attending meetings to hear why AARP is endorsing a piece of legislation that's chocked full of language encouraging soylent-green-type attitudes toward the elderly. The video is about 7 minutes long, but one of the best parts is the retired marine who--after the AARP staffer has pulled the plug on the microphone in a snit--encourages the members to take back their country.
Proof that they're not long-range thinkers, (like most liberals), hasn't anyone told them that with out senior citizens, AARP ceases to exist?

Fred at the taxpayer rally

For all the lefties complaining about conservatives "bad behavior" I give you the unions acting like thugs en masse trying to shout down myself and others at a Madison tax rally.

August 6, 2009

Jim Doyle's Chief Counsel Is Not Licensed In Wisconsin.

Stunning, truly stunning.

Belling broke the story, the Retire Doyle blog has a good recap.

I can't wait to hear the excuses from the left as to why this does not matter.

Attention JB Van Hollen...

Funny

The man who claims that people are spreading falsehoods about his healthcare bill by reading it claims the economy will grow 4% annually in his revenue projections.

Guilty


Linda Douglass and Barack Obama Translated

August 5, 2009

From the mind of McMahon.



If you are not reading Four Block World, adjust your priorities.

News from the Organizer in Chief.

The talking point has come down that the people who are showing up at town hall meetings are being organized to be there and that is somehow a bad thing.

I get email from all over and not once have I been asked to organize in relation to the health care bill, until now.

I just got this in the email from President Barack (censored) Obama.

This is the moment our movement was built for.

For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you.

Home is where we're strongest. We didn't win last year's election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and in every part of this great country where people gather to talk about what matters most. And if you're willing to step up once again, that's exactly where we're going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every American deserves.

There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.

That's why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act.

Got it, so when the President organizes, good.

When ordinary citizens show up to voice their concerns in actual grass roots efforts, that's bad. These people must be called thugs. On the intro to the Ed Schultz show today people showing their concern were called Nazis.

The President is claiming outrageous falsehoods are being used. Everything I have seen cites the actual pages in the proposed health care bill as reference. So, using the actual bill as reference material is telling a lie in the eyes of Barack (censored) Obama.

Here is the truth folks. This health care bill is a five year road to putting the government in charge of your health care. The Democrats don't care about your concerns and are willing to say and do anything to get their way on this.

Polling shows that the vast majority of people are opposed to this, keep the pressure on, that's the only way we can stop this.

And please, someone explain to me how you can organize while trying to tear down the other side for organizing? These democrats have no shame.

Obamopoly


August 4, 2009

Competition, perhaps we should try it.

com·pe·ti·tion (kŏm'pĭ-tĭsh'ən)

1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
2. A test of skill or ability; a contest: a skating competition.
3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.

Three other companies expressed interest in a state purchase of two trains
By JASON STEIN / Wisconsin State Journal.

The head of a French train company on Monday sharply criticized the state’s decision last month to buy two high-speed passenger trains from a Spanish firm for $47.5 million without a competitive bidding process.

Records released Monday also showed that as late as February, the state was intending to seek competitive bids on the trains — an idea state officials said they scrapped because of lack of interest from other manufacturers.

Roelof Van Ark, president of Alstom Transportation, said Monday his company had expressed interest in the deal to the state in March and said he was “very disappointed” his company didn’t have a chance to make a bid.“We do not know what the state’s specs” would have been, Van Ark said in an interview. “But I’m convinced we could have supplied something, as could have other companies.”

Even though Alstom and two other train companies have now said they were interested in potentially supplying the state with trains, Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration awarded the contract to the Spanish company Patentes Talgo without a competitive bid. State officials defended the quickly executed deal as legal and said it will create 80 jobs in the state...

... The Wisconsin State Journal reported Sunday that train manufacturer Bombardier of Montreal, one of the companies the state said it had contacted, had no record of receiving the state’s request for information.

Officials with Nippon Sharyo and its Japanese partner Sumitomo also said they had expressed an interest in doing business with the state after the request for information and said they had been unaware the state had decided to move ahead with the purchase.

Jambois said that Talgo trains, including three already in use in Washington state, have a technology that allow them to operate at higher speeds on curvy Midwest freight lines by tilting the cars as they go through the curves.

But Van Ark of Alstom called tilting technology “a very normal application” and said that Alstom and “all major suppliers have tilting technology.” Alstom and Bombardier made the 150 mph Acela trains providing Amtrak service between Boston and Washington, D.C.




So, what do we know?

The Governor's Administration took a junket and bought the flashy toy.

They said they would put the item out for bid, they didn't.

The state claims they sent out requests and at least one company the state identified said they had heard nothing of it.

The state claimed only Talgo had this tilting technology, now we find out this is a normal technology that all of these firms know.

A company already doing business in Milwaukee, Nippon Shayro contracted through Super Steel, was not even given an opportunity on this project and Wisconsin jobs could be lost due to the Governor's actions.

Why not give companies an opportunity to compete to possibly save the taxpayers money? I guess France, Canada and Japan should have paid for Doyle and Co. to come and visit if they wanted to seriously compete for Wisconsin business.

Legal does not always equal right. Anything of this size should be put up for competitive bid by the state. The law that allowed this should be repealed.

Can you imagine the cry from the left is Scott Walker had accepted a foreign junket and then spent millions based on that junket without putting up said sale for bid? The left would be out of their minds attacking him.

Jimmy Carter II

What the #&!!? I thought Hillary was our Secretary of State! Where are our so-called Women's Groups out there? Why aren't they picketing and storming the streets, demanding that Hillary be given the respect she deserves? Could it be only because their favorite cad, Golden Boy Bill Clinton, is back in the limelight? Does it make them feel all tingly seeing him again?

If you were Hillary, wouldn't you be steamed about this? Isn't it bad enough she's been marginalized by the Obama admin, and then insulted by the North Korean leadership with quotes like these:

The spokesman called Clinton "by no means intelligent" and a "funny lady."
"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping," the statement said.


(This coming from an administration whose leader still wears eyeglasses shaped like stop signs.)

So apparently Hillary can't handle the job. "Time to call in the men to git 'er done." I guess we shouldn't have any confidence in her ability, since her own husband feels the same way. Bill Clinton said himself that they may even call in (take a deep breath here) Al Gore.

If it's only about man-made global nuclear destruction and not man-made global warming, Al will probably take a pass.

Pesos for Pacemakers?


I heard this great quote on Dennis Miller's radio show this morning: (I have to paraphrase, since I was driving and couldn't dictate it exactly.)


"We've seen dealers calling their customers asking them to return their new cars and take their old clunkers back home, since the government wasn't committing to paying what they promised. And now we want government to run our health care? What's to stop a hospital from calling a guy who gets a pacemaker put in--telling him he has to return that pacemaker because the government won't pay what they promised?!"


Love it. If only it weren't so terrifying, it could be funny.

August 3, 2009

MRQ Was it appropriate to bite the bride?

MRQ (Monday Random Quotes)

Dead men can’t dial 911 Peter.

Toomsday is coming. Jim.

Governments should be afraid of their citizens. Kate.

Who are you? Mrs. Melnick.

Beer me. Owen.

Playing lawn darts. Elliot.

A case of Busch Steve.

Patyon. Stu.

Undie run. OrbsCorbs

I’ll love you in the morning Shoebox.

Eggs rolls anyone??? Silent E

A pretty hot babe. TAB

front row view. Nick.

words fail me. Kevin.

MR. AND MRS. THE CHAD!!! Chris from Racine.

hit the jackpot. Trog.

qualifying for state aid Wigdy.

TRQ (Twitter Random Quotes)

satiated and happy. Chris from Racine.

not playing well Susan.

reclusive for a reason Nick.

very Vermontish Todd.

plays one on TV Corky.

seven bald men... The Teditorial (I beg your pardon? Stop bald hate)

Dumb kids. Sp0on.

label those pancakes. Carrie.

writing a column on how freaking awesome twitter is, Sarandipity.

grossed out Samdham.

a disgrace to all forms of human athletic competition. Christian

A Cash For Clunkers program that will never run out of money! Tom.

Making tacos. Amy.

Was it appropriate to bite the bride Jimi.

I can haz a wife. The Chad.

awaiting my doom...... Pete.

crushing your head!!! Jones.

naps are good. Peter.

Are You Ready To Give The Government This Much Control?

Here are some provisions of the proposed health care bill. Proponents will not tell you about these policies.

All American citizens will be ordered to have a National ID Card (page 58)

The government to have immediate access to every American citizen's bank accounts via electronic funds transfers (page 59)

All property owned by the doctors in the United States to be determined by the government (page 317)

All American citizens ordered to give the United States government power over their living wills (page 425)

The United States government given a new power to determine who and how their citizens die (page 427)

End of life plan for each American citizen ordered by the government (page 429)

You may use this link to search the bill for these provisions and more.

Do you think they know?

How many people are going to be completely stunned when they find out the $3,500 or $4,500 they got for that clunker counts as taxable income as far as the IRS is concerned?

SHOCK UNCOVERED: Obama IN HIS OWN WORDS saying His Health Care Plan will ELIMINATE private insurance