Hugo To Fidel: “Careful Or We’ll Be On Obama’s Right!”

3 06 2009

(POST UPDATED BELOW) Many a truth is said in jest via Al-Reuters:

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.

“Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right,” Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.

Holy $#*^ he called him “comrade.”  If Rush Limbaugh did that, MSNBC would start talking about oxycontons within the hour.

UPDATE: From the incredibly liberal Pravda, a scary view from the outside, that we should all take into account because we need to pay attention to the rest of the world:

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”.  Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes.  Should we congratulate them?

I’m wondering if the American left will ever allow conservatives to call them “socialists” without smearing their character and marginalizing their reputations in some sort of reverso-witch-hunt maneuver, which ends up typecasting the accuser.

All these international lefties made me realize; ripping liberals for being Marxists is kind of like me talking about your mom.  I really can’t get away with it unless we go legit she’s my mom.

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“Sometimes I Feel Like, Somebody’s Watching Me”

20 04 2009

And listening to my calls, and tracking my URL visits, and storing my GPS movements, etc…

This paranoia is something I share with liberals, who elected Obama in large part because he pledged to restore our Constitutional rights of privacy and ditch the power-grabbing Police State model while declassifying Bush’s previously stonewalled perversions so that we could heal.

However, it seems Obama is turning out to be potentially far more invasive than Bush, and even a few liberals (outside the corporate msm) are noticing.

I expected this from Obama, a man who has now appointed more, “czars” than the Romanovs, as The Volokh Conspiracy highlights:

Over some 300 years, Russia was ruled by a total of 18 czars of the Romanov dynasty. However, as David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy points out, the Obama administration has now appointed more czars than that in just three months.

But back to Obama the Constitution Shredder, from Reason:

Barack Obama, who at one point was looking at least a little better than his predecessor on the issue of warrantless domestic surveillance, may turn out to be just as bad. During his campaign he criticized the Bush administration for flouting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by monitoring communications involving people in the U.S. without a court order. But then he went along with amendments to FISA that legalized such surveillance, even giving in on the issue of retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies that facilitated it. Now The New York Times reports that the National Security Agency has been abusing its new statutory powers, collecting purely domestic communications along with the international phone calls and email messages covered by the FISA amendments:

Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is trying to quash an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) lawsuit aimed at holding Bush administration officials responsible for warrantless surveillance conducted prior to the FISA amendments, surveillance that Obama himself has said was illegal. It argues that allowing the lawsuit to proceed would harm national security—a claim frequently made by the Bush administration, which Obama has criticized as excessively secretive. Obama’s Justice Department has gone even further than the Bush administration, arguing that the PATRIOT Act immunizes government officials who participate in illegal surveillance, except when “the Government obtains information about a person through intelligence-gathering, and Government agents unlawfully disclose that information.”

The Atlantic’s, Marc Ambinder has something on Bush’s favorite loophole, the state secrets privilege:

The Obama administration suffered a bit of a legal setback this afternoon: a federal judge in California rejected the administration’s assertion of the state secrets privilege in the civil suit brought by an Islamic charity that was allegedly subjected to illegal NSA surveillance.





Obama: “The Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Sound, Not Strong.”

17 03 2009

Yesterday an old-style reporter asked Robert Gibbs about John McCain’s the White House’s new stance that, “the fundamentals of the economy are strong sound.”

Gibbs tried out his Obama-impression, but fell flat in the semantics game, when he insisted “strong” and “sound” are fundamentally different.

Someday, a wise-ass reporter might ask if Obama inherited a sound economy.

Recall, McCain was ahead of Obama at the time of the Lehman Brothers collapse and his untimely comments were used by smear merchants in the corporate media to show him as, “out of touch.”

How many houses does that guy have anyways?

This, along with his hasty support for the bailout (TARP), when Obama was merely, “there if we need him” proved to be the most pivotal moment of the campaign.

By the way, Obama is now fear-mongering on behalf of bailouts, and McCain’s pathetic ass is against them.

And shocker…BO’s numbers are stinking up the joint.

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“Did somebody say joint?”

Flashback vids are here to bring you there.

Chris Matthews lampooned McCain for saying “the fundamentals of the economy are strong” 22 times.

The epitome of a politician, Barack Obama, ridiculed McCain for the statement and made this campaign ad during his adorable class warfare faze.

Flip to 57 seconds of MSNBC’s McCain bash to see Obama on 9/15/08 say, “we just woke up to financial disaster and this morning he (McCain) said, ‘the fundamentals of the economy are strong.’  Senator McCain, what economy are you talking about?”  Then, liar-in-chief says, “you all remember Phil Gramm, he’s the guy who said, ‘we’re just going through a mental recession’ and called the United States of America, a ‘nation of whiners.’ You can’t make this stuff up. It’s like a Saturday Night Live routine”

I always get a kick out of the crowd whining when Obama tells them they’ve been called whiners but hey, at least Gramm didn’t call us a “nation of cowards.”

Here’s Glenn Beck with a round-up.

Tigerhawk compliments Instapundit.

Glenn Reynolds makes a nifty, if somewhat lawyerly, point: If the economy is still fundamentally strong, what are the actual problems inherited by the Obama administration? That said, I much prefer the president talking it up than talking it down, and if it takes a little hypocrisy to make that happen I’m all for giving him a pass. The outrage, of course, is that so many in the media credulously parroted the Obama campaign’s talking points last fall. But even that is only the “usual” outrage.

Thanks Tigerhawk, back to Adam at OutOfTheBlu,

“Hawaiian born or not, this guy is a freaking fraud and the people who haven’t figured that out, are even worse.”





Finally John Kerry Explains His Idea Of A “Global Test”

11 03 2009

The msm continues to be outsourced as the Times of India informs us:

The United States is lining up billions of dollars in new economic and military aid to Pakistan despite reports that Islamabad is using American tax-payer money for deals with the Taliban and accounts of US arms ending up in the hands of the extremists.

Amid an ongoing review of the so-called Af-Pak policy initiated by the Obama administration, Washington, under pressure from influential Senator John Kerry among other lawmakers and lobbyists, is said to be considering a one-time $ 5 billion aid to Pakistan over and above the $ 1.5 billion annual package for ten years currently under review for passage through Congress. Releasing a report by the think-tank Atlantic Council on Wednesday, Kerry, who is also the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is in a position to pilot the aid package, raised the prospect of a total collapse in Pakistan if it was not helped urgently.

Pakistan is indeed a scary place and the thought of John Kerry contributing to its future is down right nightmarish.







Liberalism Or Children’s Thinking Part II

19 01 2009

Back by popular demand, a follow-up to a previous post!

Are 10yr old kids as wise as Ivy League professors and New York Times writers or is it the other way around?

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Once again from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, proof that you can’t tell where liberalism starts:

The following were written by fifth-graders at Pittsburgh Liberty.

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

I just want to give you advice on what you should do for America. What you should do is to try to find a way to stop the war in Iraq. Many people from America that got who were sent to Iraq are dying, and most of their loved ones start to cry, and I hate to see people cry from that. But the good thing is that the people who went to war want to fight for our country. So, Barack Obama, if you do it, it may protect people and our country and it will give America good peace.

Sincerely,
Elexa Hanner

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

Something you can do to help our country is do more recycling. You could put more recycling bins everywhere. We can still have garbage cans but not as many. California and other states that do recycling do way more recycling than Pennsylvania does. I hope when you read this, President-elect Barack Obama, you will do it. Also, do other things to help the environment and the country. Thank you.

Madison Novak

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

Have you ever been out and said, “What is that smell?” It could be cigarettes. That is second-hand smoking. I think that smoking should be against the law. Here is what might happen if smoking was illegal.

The positives of no smoking are: You will be healthy, you will live longer, you will look better and there will be cleaner air. The negatives are: It is hard to quit and you can’t get the tar out.

There should be no smoking because it is bad for kids and there is not much we can do but a lot you can do.

Sincerely,
Brianna Watson

*Little Brianna might know, Obama is powerless over cigarette addiction, if the media had told her parents.

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

When you become president, I think you should push to help the environment and push to lower health-care costs. If you push to help the environment then the world be a nicer place for everybody. It would be good to stop global warming or slow it down a lot.

You should give money to science groups that are trying to discover ways to stop global warming. You should encourage people to plant a tree or other plants on Arbor Day. You should reinforce the law that companies can’t drop their chemical waste into the ocean. The animals that live in the ocean will live longer.

I think you should push to lower health- care costs because everybody needs health care to live. People won’t become bankrupt because they paid their medical bill. People won’t be afraid to go to the doctor’s office because they are saving their money for something they think is more important.

Zachary Lardas, age 10

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

I am so happy you won the election. You are going to be a great president. The way you could help our country is by ending the war because citizens are getting killed and not having enough time to spend with friends, family, and to have fun.

You could also make the gas prices lower. U.S. citizens are not going to pay for the gas because they won’t have enough money. When they can’t afford gas, they won’t be able to visit different locations. But if they want to visit by plane, or train, both will be crowded, and planes cost a lot of money, too. Anyway, hope you have a great time in the White House.

Sincerely,
Peyton Skinker, age 11

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

The changes I would like to see once President Barack Obama takes office are changes in health care, where everyone would be covered by a good health plan. Next would be the economy, where companies would be able to create more jobs, making goods affordable for everyone. I would also like to see Mr. Obama end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.

The money that is spent on the war can be used in our economy by making loans to businesses and homeowners. We could drill for our own oil instead of buying from foreign countries.

Chaz C. Charles, age 10

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

To be a great president and change the world, you should spend more of your time on gas prices, recycling, our world, homes and apartments for homeless people, and taxes.

First, you can lower gas prices because our parents are already paying water bills, cable bills, and electricity bills. I think everyone has noticed prices going down, but prices should be near $1.45 a gallon. The gas stations seem to get more money back when they lower their prices because more people come.

Secondly, when the recycling trucks come and the workers take the recyclables, it should go to the economy and some of the workers should take it to one of the shops where they give you money in return for the recyclables. This way, you help the Earth and you get money.

Third, you should help the Earth on more days than its birthday. You should have one day every month that you do something like plant a tree, water gardens in your community, pull weeds, harvest food and give it to homeless people.

Speaking of homeless people, they need a center where they can sleep, eat, communicate and get a good education. If you were a homeless person who sleeps at a bus stop, you would be cold, hungry and afraid. At the center there should be a doctor who gives checkups.

These are tips that can help you become a great president. I think you will be a good president because of what you said during the election against Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Everything you said then counts as a promise.

From your No. 1 fan,
John Karl Council, age 10

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

My name is Eddie Hanif Bey, and I am a fifth-grade student at Liberty Elementary School. My middle name means true believer. And I believe in you. I just turned 11 on Nov. 21. I was so excited when the teacher told me about this wonderful opportunity to tell you about myself and to ask you some questions about how you will help rebuild our country even though I know you will be a great president.

I was born in Pittsburgh and am the youngest of five children. I have four sisters and I am the only boy; I guess you know how that feels. My parents have put my first two sisters through college and my third sister is at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. My fourth sister is in high school, where my mom works. I run track and like to compete. I am sure you know about competition, even though you and McCain weren’t even close.

I watch the news and really like your first commitment to our country. I look forward to hearing from you, maybe with the Lord’s blessings. I think you have completed a great accomplishment, being our first president of color.

I really think that you can change this country for the best. You will be the best president of our time, so take your time and make things right because you have eight years.

I don’t have a dog, but I would like to, so tell Sasha and Malia not to tease. My dad is a great role model for me, and you put the icing on the cake.

P.S. See you in the White House.

Sincerely yours,
Eddie Hanif Bey, age 11

Dear President-elect Barack Obama:

Congratulations on becoming the president!

In my opinion, to help our country, we should do more reusing and recycling of products instead of always buying new things. When we reuse and recycle, someone could find another valuable use for the product.

When you get your daughters their dog, you should adopt it from a shelter. That gives a dog a second chance and a new life. The dog wouldn’t just have a nice home but lots of care from a family. It could also help to inspire other people in our country to adopt a dog from a shelter. Also, please get your dog spayed or neutered.

We should do more to protect our environment from damage to air, water and land. We shouldn’t throw any fuels or trash in the water. If someone does damage to the environment, they should help clean it up.

And could we please just worry about our own country? We should end the war and stop violence. We should promote peace and give peace a chance. If we do these things, we could have a better country.

Thank you for reading my letter.

P.S. My cousin, Kiely. would like to be the nanny for your daughters.

— Olivia Rautio, age 11, Liberty Elementary

Dear President-elect Barack Obama:

Global warming is a huge problem. But there are ways you could prevent it. One way is to make electric cars more available because they don’t use much gasoline. If they are more available than cars that need more gasoline, then that might help stop global warming. Another way that might help prevent global warming is not using cars at all. You could encourage people to use bicycles or walk instead.

Another problem is pollution, which is one of the causes of global warming. There are also ways to prevent pollution. One way is to put more garbage cans around cities, neighborhoods and other places where there are lots of people. This way people won’t put their garbage on the ground. You should make a law that everyone should have to recycle or they will be punished. I hope you will consider my ideas.

— Nell Hendricks, age 10, Liberty Elementary






Which Came First; Childish Thinking Or Liberal Thinking?

27 12 2008

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Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette commenced a new series that will continue through inauguration day.  Throughout the month, readers will be indulged with hope as they read child-like children’s suggestions to the President-elect.

Now, when OutOfTheBlu was a youngster, he was a bit of a Marxist; thinking he could work at a Ferrari factory while his friends worked as  mansion builders and other friends cooked baseball-shaped, filet mignons.  Then, we could all share for free and really live it up!  So, while we’re certainly not surprised at the overwhelmingly liberal themes of the letters, we are concerned that the usual naive (see liberal) nature of children is being used by educators as an incubating device for the Democrats.

Unfortunately, the letters are so deranged and so smothered in liberalism, it begs the question of who is teaching who.  Fix up the grammar and vocabulary, and these 10 year-olds sound exactly like Ivy League professors.

Hey, all we ever really needed to know, we learned in kindergarten!

Here’s an up close look at tomorrow’s adorable Marxist, fascist liberals.

Dear President-Elect Obama,

I am a fifth-grade student at Liberty Elementary School. I am writing to you for a school project. These are some things I think you should do while you’re in office.

My family discusses alternative energy a lot. I think you need to look into it, such as solar panels and wind power. We need to get them at lower, less expensive prices so more people will be willing to buy it. We should also get more organizations that sell alternative energy. It would be nice to get totally electric automobiles, but that can’t happen quickly so you could start with having a law that cars, trucks and other things like that have to have a certain miles per gallon.

Another thing I think is very important is to get out of the war in Irack. Many lives would be saved and it would show that the government cares for its people. Families would be happy to be together again and they would thank you and the rest of the government. There would be a lot more money going to other things such as alternative energy, schooling and libraries.

The last thing I encourage you to do is put more money into schools. There is one school I go to on Fridays. The work there is more challenging and interesting. I think school should be fun for everyone, not just the advanced kids. These are the things I thought of to raise grades and make kids not despise school days.

You could put people into level groups. The high- and medium-graded people would work together, and the low and rest of the medium people would work together. One of my teachers told me there was research about group teaching and kids learned most this way. The medium-level kids brought their grade up to an advanced grade and the low-level kids brought their grade up to a medium level.

Teachers should be able to improvise more. They could make it more interesting. If it is interesting kids will want to go to school, not dread it. It will also make them pay closer attention.

The last way I thought of to help raise grades is having a few periods in each day when medium and advanced kids go to a different class. Then the teachers can focus on kids who take a little more time to really learn the lesson well, and not be distracted by the kids who finish their work quickly. At the same time, the other kids can be doing more challenging work so they are learning, rather than doing the same repetitive things over and over again.

I hope, even though I am just a child, you consider what I have said. It may prove helpful to you in the future.

Maya Lapp, age 10

Dear President-Elect Barack Obama,

This letter is to give you some ideas about what you can do to help our country’s economy. One thing you can do is try to stop the Iraq war. It would be a good idea to stop the war because a lot of money goes into the war, which means taxes have a 95 percent chance of going up.

Besides that, we are losing lots of people in the war, which means that a lot of children are being left behind without a parent. Also, a lot of young adults are being killed in the war.

One more thing that can help to improve our economy is to prepare children for the future by improving the school system and its technology.

Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,
Maria Vaccarello, age 10

Dear President-Elect Barack Obama,

Here are two major problems in the U.S. that you can try to fix.

The first one is pollution. A lot of animals are dying because of pollution. Fish are dying from garbage being dumped into their habitat. People are dumping barrels of toxins into the oceans and many sea animals are losing food.

Another problem in the U.S. is global warming. In the future, all the land will be flooded with water because the icebergs are melting and the sea level is rising.

Anna Devinney, age 10

Thanks to Newsbusters.org







5 Hateful Lies About Bush

26 12 2008

Myth 1: The last eight years were awful for most Americans economically and President Bush’s deregulatory policies caused the current financial crisis.

Myth 2: President Bush’s tax cuts only benefited the wealthy and were paid for by sacrificing investments in health care and education.

Myth 3: The President’s “go it alone” foreign policy ruined America’s standing in the world.

Myth 4: The war in Iraq caused us to “take our eye off the ball” in Afghanistan and with al Qaeda.

Myth 5: This Administration has been bad for the environment and ignored the problem of global warming.

For a solid debunking of these liberal lies that have been promulgated in nearly every newspaper, movie, and nearly every classroom in America, check this out.

UPDATE: Today, quite randomly, the NYT lavishly praised Bush’s health care initiatives. Good thing they didn’t say anything about it over the past few years.  Unreal.

Although the number of uninsured and the cost of coverage have ballooned under his watch, President Bush leaves office with a health care legacy in bricks and mortar: he has doubled federal financing for community health centers, enabling the creation or expansion of 1,297 clinics in medically underserved areas….

As governor of Texas, Mr. Bush came to admire the missionary zeal and cost-efficiency of the not-for-profit community health centers, which qualify for federal operating grants by being located in designated underserved areas and treating patients regardless of their ability to pay. He pledged support for the program while campaigning for president in 2000 on a platform of “compassionate conservatism.”

In Mr. Bush’s first year in office, he proposed to open or expand 1,200 clinics over five years (mission accomplished) and to double the number of patients served (the increase has ended up closer to 60 percent). With the health centers now serving more than 16 million patients at 7,354 sites, the expansion has been the largest since the program’s origins in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty, federal officials said.