Barely a month ago the Obama Administration minions were all over the media predicting gloom, despair, and agony forthcoming from Obama’s plan (YES IT WAS HIS IDEA AND HE SIGNED IT INTO LAW IN 2011) for sequester as I pointed out in my original post available here.
Rather than trying to detail the obvious lies perpetrated by Obama regarding the reductions in the rate of growth (NO THEY ARE NOT ACTUAL SPENDING CUTS…THE FEDS JUST DON’T GET AS MUCH OF AN INCREASE IN SPENDING…I feel like I am screaming) there are two videos worth watching. The first is an exchange between Fox News’ Ed Henry and Obama’s Bagdad Bob, Jay Carney…
Now that we’re into Day 2 of the Apocalypse AKA The Sequester Americans seem to be responding with a healthy ho hum. While I live in Western Pennsylvania where the sun rarely comes out in the winter, but it’s light out so I have faith that it is out there somewhere. The world did not end. It is still early and Chicken Little who lives in the White House is still running around screeching that the sky is falling. Don’t get me wrong as I have no doubt that he will do his best to make the sky fall, but so far he has been ineffectual. Even the New York Times called him on his scam. That has to be a bitter pill to swallow when one of your friendly media outlets calls you out. Ouch!
My wife and I have been to a few movies recently and were both taken aback by the sheer number of what I would call “end of the world” type movies shown on previews. Not all were about the end of the world, but most featured either the end or battles against evil. The doomsday scenario was certainly evident. I am waiting for this new trailer…
White House Films
Written by B. Hussein Obama
Directed by B.H.O.
Produced by Barry Sotoro
To recap Obama Gloom and Doom…sequester will (remember it was his plan);
I often (usually) listen to commercial talk radio during the day when possible and certainly on the commute to/from work. Since I said “commercial” talk radio you know it must be conservative talk radio as there are no viable, commercial, liberal talk shows or stations at least that can be found. I am often surprised at some of the advertisements that folks pay to play to a mostly conservative audience. Some of the stuff just seems like a complete waste of money.
You gotta love the chutzpah of FOO (friend of Obama) Warren Buffet who again called for increased INCOME taxes on the rich like him. He is certainly the media darling for his continued support of Obama and was amply rewarded when friend Obama nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline. It seems that now all that oil has to be hauled by rail;
“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.”
“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.”
The year 2525 is probably the year when we “officially” find out from historians that conservatives were right and that Barney Frank and Democrat policies started the global financial meltdown and Obama’s policies like the Stimulus, Obamacare, and Dodd-Frank prolonged the agony. That is because history is mostly written by liberal academics (I know that is redundant) and they have a slightly biased view of the world.
I am exagerating about the date 514 years from now, but consider that until recently most historical accounts of the Great Depression give FDR credit for ending it. There have been books like The Forgotten Man which set the record straight, but few probably read this. However nearly seventy years after the depression ended two UCLA economists place the blame where it belongs…on FDR.
This will be the last installment of this series which morphed from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ arbitration results for pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, hence its inclusion in the Money Speaks category. Ohlendorf was the beneficiary of a significant salary increase through arbitration despite being oft injured and possessing a woeful pitching record in 2010. Arbiters determined and the Pirates accepted and paid Mr. Ohlendorf over $2 million dollars for his services in 2011. As the Pirates head home for their last home stand of the season this sticky note was attached to my morning paper.