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calendar   Monday - January 19, 2009

Obama’s utter folly.  ( From the Sunday financial page of the Telegraph)

It’s all Obama all the time now.  There’s even a mens health thing in the paper and they captioned it the Obama Diet.

Man oh man do we have a hell of a lot to overcome before the next national election. 
Heard an edited version of a speech he gave this wkend on radio.  He comes over well even when he isn’t saying anything.

Obama’s utter folly

By Liam Halligan
Last Updated: 6:56PM GMT 17 Jan 2009

Barack Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday is, of course, an event of huge political and cultural significance.

For the first time, a non-white man will control the White House, sitting at the apex of power.

But, for global financial markets, the dawn of a new US administration holds major economic significance too. Anyway, that’s the hope.

Across the world – not least in the City and on Wall Street – fingers are crossed that Obama’s new stimulus plan, worth a staggering $800bn over two years, will rescue the global economy.

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that even without this package, the US budget deficit will hit $1,200bn this year – or 8.3pc of national income. Such a massive gap between spending and taxation already amounts to an unprecedented fiscal stimulus.

Cranking up spending even more is the last thing the US should do.

Excessive government largesse is never a good idea. The demand boost takes time, the inefficiencies are enormous and the scope for cronyism bigger still.

But turbo-charged state spending is especially bad in a country facing massive demographic pressures, with a fragile currency and already servicing debts equal to a mind-boggling 368pc of GDP.

I wish Obama well, but his plan is utter folly
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FOLLY


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/19/2009 at 11:57 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - December 18, 2008

congratulatory Ad for the new President

Shamelessley stolen from Treacher.

The Washington Post is graciously allowing us to pay $10 each for classified ads congratulating BHO on his inauguration. And they must be congratulatory. No bringing up Wright or Ayers or Rezko or Blago or Alinsky or any other topic that might furrow the brow of the Messiah.

So, okay, fine. Here’s my ad:

Gratefully, everyone told Bush, “Enough.” New times! Change! Obama makes me incredibly elated!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/18/2008 at 09:02 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 10, 2008

Barack Obama may get lost inside a moral maze.  From the Times, UK.

FIRST >>> Shoot the lawyers who would represent these sleaze balls.  Interesting article anyway and appeared yesterday.  I just couldn’t get it posted in time.

And as usual naturally, I get a bit hot under the color when foreigners bring the subject of Guantanamo Bay up.  Why the heck is it their business?

Barack Obama may get lost inside a moral maze
Bronwen Maddox: Commentary

“Martyr me” — that has been the challenge by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of 9/11, since he first appeared publicly in a Guantánamo court in June. Judging by his attempt to make a guilty plea yesterday, he and the Bush Administration have one thing in common: they want his trial — or simply, sentencing — to go ahead as soon as possible.

That might be convenient for Barack Obama, even though it is an offence against the principles of a fair trial which he has promised to uphold in his attacks on the Guantánamo policies. But the case may well spill into his term and present him with messy decisions when he wanted to take a simple moral stand.

Lacking the capture of Osama bin Laden, the trial of Mohammed and four others is the best the Bush team can do to display success in the 9/11 hunt. But yesterday’s hearings show why the camp and “military commissions” (special new courts for the trials) prompted such criticism of the US.

The first charge against Guantánamo is that the US has used it to detain hundreds without trial, denying them historic rights to challenge captivity. Until Mohammed and a dozen others arrived in the past two years, it held no one obviously more senior than bin Laden’s driver.

Mohammed is one of only a handful even to be charged. But the commissions represent an unfair trial, depriving defendants of rights they would have in US military or criminal courts. There, evidence from torture is inadmissable, but the commissions have simply reinterviewed prisoners — such as Mohammed, who were tortured, by most definitions — to claim that the evidence is “clean”. Yesterday also showed that crucial questions remain unsettled after seven years, such as whether prisoners can fire their Pentagon lawyers, denying themselves representation.

If the commission accepts the guilty plea, passes the death sentence, and Mohammed is executed before January 20, then he will get his wish to be a martyr. But if not, then Obama will find that shutting the camp is the trivial decision. The hard one will be whether to overturn a death sentence on the self-proclaimed architect of 9/11, and then to press ahead with the trial, in US courts, of a man tortured by US agents.

THE TIMES


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/10/2008 at 04:54 PM   
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Sign of the Times

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www.cheaperthandirt.com


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/10/2008 at 03:23 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - November 30, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama proposes economic suicide for US.

Viewpoint from a Brit Conservative.  Odds are he’s right on target.
There a lot to worry about America but there’s a line here that is particularly worrisome.  This line.

They will see a video of Mr Obama, in only his second major policy commitment, pledging that America is now about to play the leading role in the fight to “save the planet” from global warming.


What’s most worrisome aside from everything else is, I fear “co-operation” with and closer ties of a political nature, to Europe’s left.
I hope I’m wrong.

President-elect Barack Obama proposes economic suicide for US

By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 11:01pm GMT 29/11/2008

If the holder of the most powerful office in the world proposed a policy guaranteed to inflict untold damage on his own country and many others, on the basis of claims so demonstrably fallacious that they amount to a string of self-deluding lies, we might well be concerned. The relevance of this is not to President Bush, as some might imagine, but to a recent policy statement by President-elect Obama.

Tomorrow, delegates from 190 countries will meet in Poznan, Poland, to pave the way for next year’s UN conference in Copenhagen at which the world will agree a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. They will see a video of Mr Obama, in only his second major policy commitment, pledging that America is now about to play the leading role in the fight to “save the planet” from global warming.

Mr Obama begins by saying that “the science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear”. “Sea levels,” he claims, “are rising, coastlines are shrinking, we’ve seen record drought, spreading famine and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season.”

Far from the science being “beyond dispute”, we can only deduce from this that Mr Obama has believed all he was told by Al Gore’s wondrously batty film An Inconvenient Truth without bothering to check the facts. Each of these four statements is so wildly at odds with the truth that on this score alone we should be seriously worried.

It is true that average sea levels are modestly rising, but no faster than they have been doing for three centuries. Gore’s film may predict a rise this century of 20 feet, but even the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change only predicts a rise of between four and 17 inches. The main focus of alarm here has been the fate of low-lying coral islands such as the Maldives and Tuvalu.

Around each of these tiny countries, according to the international Commission on Sea Level Changes and other studies, sea levels in recent decades have actually fallen. The Indian Ocean was higher between 1900 and 1970 than it has been since. Satellite measurements show that since 1993 the sea level around Tuvalu has gone down by four inches.

Coastlines are not “shrinking” except where land is subsiding, as on the east coast of England, where it has been doing so for thousands of years. Gore became particularly muddled by this, pointing to how many times the Thames Barrier has had to be closed in recent years, unaware that this was more often to keep river water in during droughts than to stop the sea coming in.

Far from global warming having increased the number of droughts, the very opposite is the case. The most comprehensive study (Narisma et al, 2007) showed that, of the 20th century’s 30 major drought episodes, 22 were in the first six decades, with only five between 1961 and 1980. The most recent two decades produced just three.

Mr Obama has again been taken in over hurricanes. Despite a recent press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claiming that 2008’s North Atlantic hurricane season “set records”, even its own release later admits that it only tied as “the fifth most active” since 1944. NOAA’s own graphs show hurricane activity higher in the 1950s than recently. A recent Florida State University study of tropical cyclone activity across the world (see the Watts Up With That? website) shows a steady reduction over the past four years.

Alarming though it may be that the next US President should have fallen for all this claptrap, much more worrying is what he proposes to do on the basis of such grotesque misinformation. For a start he plans to introduce a “federal cap and trade system”, a massive “carbon tax”, designed to reduce America’s CO2 emissions “to their 1990 levels by 2020 and reduce them an additional 80 per cent by 2050”. Such a target, which would put America ahead of any other country in the world, could only be achieved by closing down a large part of the US economy.

Mr Obama floats off still further from reality when he proposes spending $15 billion a year to encourage “clean energy” sources, such as thousands more wind turbines. He is clearly unaware that wind energy is so hopelessly ineffective that the 10,000 turbines America already has, representing “18 gigawatts of installed capacity”, only generate 4.5GW of power, less than that supplied by a single giant coal-fired power station.

He talks blithely of allowing only “clean” coal-fired power plants, using “carbon capture” - burying the CO2 in holes in the ground - which would double the price of electricity, but the technology for which hasn’t even yet been developed. He then babbles on about “generating five million new green jobs”. This will presumably consist of hiring millions of Americans to generate power by running around on treadmills, to replace all those “dirty” coal-fired power stations which currently supply the US with half its electricity.

If this sounds like an elaborate economic suicide note, for what is still the earth’s richest nation, it is still not enough for many environmentalists. Positively foaming at the mouth in The Guardian last week, George Monbiot claimed that the plight of the planet is now so grave that even “sensible programmes of the kind Obama proposes are now irrelevant”. The only way to avert the “collapse of human civilisation”, according to the Great Moonbat, would be “the complete decarbonisation of the global economy soon after 2050”.

For 300 years science helped to turn Western civilisation into the richest and most comfortable the world has ever seen. Now it seems we have suddenly been plunged into a new age of superstition, where scientific evidence no longer counts for anything. The fact that America will soon be ruled by a man wholly under the spell of this post-scientific hysteria may leave us in wondering despair.

Obama proposes economic suicide for US


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/30/2008 at 01:45 PM   
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More ‘For Dummies’

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My guess is that Jocelyn Elders will return in the Obamarx Administration …


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/30/2008 at 05:03 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - November 20, 2008

Joe Biden, Genius And Savant

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”



DOT ONE: Remember how, 6 or 8 months ago, we were told that Iran wouldn’t have enough centrifuges to make enough enriched uranium to build a bomb with for at least the better part of a decade?


DOT TWO: Remember how, a few months before that, we were told that Iran really didn’t have nuclear weapons ambitions because they had stopped work on bomb design several years ago?


DOT THREE: Remember the news, a couple years before that, about the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, the guy who developed that country’s functional nukes, who had given the plans to every rogue islamic nation he could get in touch with? Then how Musharraf pardoned him, and how now he denies the whole thing and claims he was a scapegoat? Even though Libya, in the wake of 9/11, gave up it’s nuclear ambitions and turned the plans over to the US?


DOT FOUR: Remember how Iran has been playing games with the UN for ages, whining and crying and threatening, and how they spit on any and all sanctions against them a lie about their intentions and activities? That this has been going on so long it’s their standard behavior pattern, just like their buddies over there in North Korea?


DOT FIVE: Remember how far more sophisticated nuke plans turned up later, and even the nay-sayers at the UN couldn’t be sure if these had been distributed?


DOT SIX: Remember how Iran has made the news many times this year for testing more and more of their long range missiles? Ok, some of the pictures were “enhanced” a bit via faux-tography, but the missile tests were conducted, and they seemed to work.


DOT SEVEN:

Iran said to have enough nuclear fuel for one weapon

Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors.

The figures detailing Iran’s progress were contained in a routine update on Wednesday from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which has been conducting inspections of the country’s main nuclear plant at Natanz. The report concluded that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms, or about 1,390 pounds, of low-enriched uranium.

Several experts said that was enough for a bomb, but they cautioned that the milestone was mostly symbolic, because Iran would have to take additional steps. Not only would it have to breach its international agreements and kick out the inspectors, but it would also have to further purify the fuel and put it into a warhead design — a technical advance that Western experts are unsure Iran has yet achieved.

“They clearly have enough material for a bomb,” said Richard Garwin, a top nuclear physicist who helped invent the hydrogen bomb and has advised Washington for decades. “They know how to do the enrichment. Whether they know how to design a bomb, well, that’s another matter.”



For most of a decade the “intelligence” people in the West have continued to go out of their way to underestimate Iran as much as they could, and to tie a blindfold on themselves on a daily basis. Wouldn’t want to upset the sheeple you know. Or have to be pro-active or anything like that.


Got your pencils ready? Good.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 02:56 PM   
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100,000 citizens resist Obama

this post is dedicated to Turtler

An email from Grassfire.org:

+ + Obama Resistance Update
Grassfire.org

Christopher,

Thank you so much for taking part in Grassfire’s “Join The Resistance” campaign. I’m thrilled to report that in just one week, more than 100,000 citizens have joined the Resistance!

This is great news, especially with more and more reports about the very aggressive agenda President-elect Obama has set for the first days of his administration.

Obama’s promised executive orders alone will shut down oil and gas exploration, push radical global warming policies and force taxpayer funded abortions. And now Obama is promising more massive bailouts that will further expand government power.

+ + Our Goal: 200,000 Resisters This Week!

In order to reach our goal of 1 million Resisters by Inauguration Day, we must cross 200,000 this week.

We have already begun aggressive efforts to get the word out through conservative radio, Drudge Report and other means. But I need your help to spread the word TODAY:

Please forward this message to your conservative friends
right now and ask them to Join The Resistance. Your
friends can go here to sign:

http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=13283&PID=18705395

+ + Update on the Obama Booklet

Also, my staff is finalizing Grassfire’s booklet “Living In An Obama Nation” which outlines the 21 greatest threats the Obama Administration poses to your family and our nation. I expect to have this 48-page booklet to the printer tomorrow and shipping on time before the end of the month.

To request your copies or for a sneak peek inside the booklet, go here:

http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=13279&CID=111&RID=18705395

Thank you so much for taking a stand with Grassfire! Together, we can mount a patriotic, resilient, conservative Resistance to Barack Obama and the socialist Left.

Steve Elliott, President
Grassfire.org

Ah yeah. Consider I’ve forwarded this message to all of BMEWS.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 12:36 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - November 16, 2008

Our Long Conservative Nightmare is Over

From my buddy flapjawman (I sure wish he’d change his handle!)

First, flapjawman’s observations:

I highly recommend his/her own observations of the high levels of indoctrination going on in the public schools - first hand, no less.  Keep in mind that students learning about the facts, America, etc, is also a form of indoctrination but the amount of “do what ever you want, go ahead, you have no responsibility anymore for anything” sort of indoctrination is the antithesis of what America stands for - unless I am mistaken…

This might explain Turtler’s recent attacks on me. Might. Or did he just jump to conclusions based on a sentence or two?

Back to Our long conservative nightmare is over:

Years of low taxes for everyone will finally come to an end, and others can now be taxed more. Years of low regulation and incredible innovation will come to an end, and predictable controlled low growth can be again the norm. Years of low unemployment will end, but even though it will go higher, it will be unemployment for productive people too, which is what people want. Years of no terrorist attacks will finally end, and we can go back to reacting to terrorist attacks, and reclaim the moral high ground of being killed and being upset by it. Years of terrorists on the run, killed in foreign countries, will be over, and we can go back to arresting bad guys when we convict them in a court of law or give them back to their own country for more fair justice than they’d get here. Yes, the long conservative nightmare is finally over.

The nation can begin to finally shake itself out of sleep, out of the dream it has been having of a world where we are the good guy, where god watches over us, where prosperity comes to all, where many voices are heard in the media, and where education is about teaching real knowledge- yes, this nightmare can end, and we can return the real world, of China, and Russia, and Kenya, and Iran, and North Korea.

The long conservative nightmare ends, and we wake to join our bothers and sisters of the world in union and equality.

Gods Yes!!. Get rid of all that sh*t! I feel better. . . not!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/16/2008 at 09:34 PM   
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The opposition!

Okay. I’m coming out of my post-election depression. I’m starting to pay attention to the news again. And I’ve made a decision.

No ‘loyal’ opposition to the B. Hussein Administration.

Just plain, pure, opposition.

I’ve started off by printing this out and plastering it on my car.

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More to follow…


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/16/2008 at 03:59 AM   
Filed Under: • Democrats-Liberals-Moonbat LeftistsFun-StuffJack Booted ThugsNanny StateObama, The OneRoPMATyrants and Dictators •  
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calendar   Tuesday - November 11, 2008

My reply

I got an email from my buddy flapjawman. He urged me to run for public office. Here is my reply:

First, I’m not sure I got what you were referencing here. I got a bunch of comments.

Second: If I ever do run for office, it will not be the ‘law and order’ candidate. I would run as the ‘Freedom and Constitution’ candidate.

I think there is a difference.

I don’t know about you Chris, but I put in six years of active duty to defend this country from just what Obama represents. It’s so bad that I’m wondering if a legal challenge can’t be made because, based on his past history and statements, that he cannot, in fact, take the oath of office! (said challenge would invalidate his Senator oath also. Ditto for John McCain.)

I think we have a bona fide Constitutional Crisis on our hands.

As a government employee, I swore to protect the Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

My oath is to the Constitution, not the US of KKA, as Obama’s pastor so inelegantly put it.

Quite frankly, Obama is a domestic enemy of the Constitution. That is an inarguable fact.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/11/2008 at 04:25 AM   
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