The Next Four Years

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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby jamiebk » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:20 am

BigJon@Work wrote:Could our CA readers please put some effort into seeing that this :dunce: be removed from congress at the next election cycle? She's a blot on that body, if that is possible.


This woman may be beyond reach at this point in terms of displacing her..... :roll: She is very well entrenched....unfortunately
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:36 am

Federal Government Threatens To Seize California Parks If State Government Closes Them

This is the second time the Obama Administrations has undermined cost-cutting measures proposed by the State of California, that I know of. Apparently, the Obama motto is "Damn the Torpedoes, Full Spending Ahead!"
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby jamiebk » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:40 am

Shapley wrote:Federal Government Threatens To Seize California Parks If State Government Closes Them

This is the second time the Obama Administrations has undermined cost-cutting measures proposed by the State of California, that I know of. Apparently, the Obama motto is "Damn the Torpedoes, Full Spending Ahead!"


Forget Obama...If anything ever defined the word IDIOT, it would be the people (largely the Governator) who conceived the notion of closing 220 state parks in the first place! :curse: :evil: Anyone with a grain of sense knows that these are income producers for the state and contribute over $4 billion to the local economies. Closing the parks woiuld deny CA citizens of our coastal access rights, result in vandalism to, squatting in, and decay of park features such as museums, outbuildings, restroom facilities etc. There was thought of putting a 15 dollar fee on the vehicle license fee to cover the cost of the parks. This would have provided FREE access to all parks instead of all people paying the $7.00 entry fee each time they use them. Ahhhnold vetoes this. So, now we have come to this.....My personal opinion is that they are attacking state parks just to make a point and not because it makes any economic sense. I will not suuport any incumbant moving forward. Further I am supporting a constitutional convention process that I hope gets on the ballot this year. We need to start over....with our constitution and with our so called representatives.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:05 am

My point is simply that Mr. Obama has no regard for the rights of the States to work through such problems. I should point out that the Federal Government shut down the National Parks during budget battles before. Yes, they are used as a 'bargaining chip', but Mr. Obama is attempting to tack that chip off the table. His meddling is designed to hamper the ability of certain parties to compel action on the budget. I see it as counterproductive, and a blatant disregards for what little remains of 'States Rights' in this country.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:37 pm

It turns out that John Holdren, Obama’s new “science czar,” has expressed some unusually radical ideas about stemming population growth. Or to put it more simply, he’s a totalitarian eugenicist:

Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A “Planetary Regime” with the power of life and death over American citizens.
The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?
These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology — informally known as the United States’ Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
• People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” — in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
• A transnational “Planetary Regime” should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans’ lives — using an armed international police force.


Holdren really did say all that stuff, and he even lists the book in his cirriculum vitae. If he’s changed his mind about these things in the last 30 years, now might be a good time to say so.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:34 am

Obama Says Unemployment Will Continue To Rise "For Several Months"

This, of course, is at odds with the scenario painted when he wanted to sell his stimulus package. It seems we've gone from 'adding or saving jobs' to just 'saving jobs'.

Of course, as Mr. Biden tells us, they 'guessed wrong' on unemployment. They're still guessing that the stimulus is working.

I'm hoping that he's guessing wrong now, and the enemployment has leveled off. There are signs that this is true.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:35 am

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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:04 pm

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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:24 pm

Whitehouse Says Biden Is An "Asset" After His Unfortunate Russia Remarks

I'd say the Whitehouse got three out of five right...
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:51 am

“Cash for clunkers” running with true governmental efficiency:

Dealers reported problems with the government’s online system to get the transactions approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is running the program.
Scott Lambert, vice president of the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association, said he was “astounded” to learn at a meeting Tuesday representing about 150 Minnesota dealers that not one has had a deal approved.

“We had dealers representing 1,500 to 2,000 transactions,” he said. “We asked how many had a deal approved yet, and not one hand went up.”

Lambert said the government has created a program that’s “so big and cumbersome that it can’t find a way to accept anything. We’re sending in good, reliable deals.”

It’s nerve-racking for the dealers, he said, because they have given the customer $4,500 and now the dealers need to be reimbursed.


Don’t worry, though — I’m sure they’ll do a better job with your prostate
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:25 pm

Gulp Poll by Gallup released yesterday shows a majority of Democrats have positive attitudes towards socialism:

More than one-third of Americans (36%) have a positive image of “socialism,” while 58% have a negative image. Views differ by party and ideology, with a majority of Democrats and liberals saying they have a positive view of socialism, compared to a minority of Republicans and conservatives. …
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:29 pm

I saw this this morning but forget who wrote it


Remember that great scene from the Oscar-robbed classic The Blues Brothers? Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Akroyd) are finally cornered by Jake’s former fiancée (Carrie Fisher). Jake left her at the altar with 300 guests and the best Romanian caterers in the state waiting.

“You betrayed me!” she exclaims.

“No I didn’t. Honest,” Jake explains. “I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!”

This is pretty much how Democrats sound these days. None of their problems are their fault.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:23 am

Shhhhh, Don't Tell Anyone — The Patriot Act Was Reauthorized. After a lot of huffing and puffing, about the need to add more civil liberties protections to a law already teeming with them, the Democrat-controlled Senate quietly voted to extend the three Patriot Act provisions that would have expired without reauthorization. Although beating back Patriot and its sensible national security provisions has been a rallying cry for the Left, Senate Democrats agreed to a clean reauthorization on a voice-vote.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:45 am

So...that means Mr. Obama will now be as guilty as President Bush for any 'rights violations' committed under the act, does it not?
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Shapley » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:09 am

Democrat Lawmakers Call For Halt On Stimulus Funds Going To Foreign Companies

The hasty blow often misses the mark. The stimulus was passed in haste so now, once again, the Congress is seeking to alter the terms of the laws they've passed.

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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:30 am

Obama agencies invoking secrecy provision more often than under Bush.

“Major agencies cited that exemption to refuse records at least 70,779 times during the 2009 budget year, compared with 47,395 times during President George W. Bush’s final full budget year, according to annual FOIA reports filed by federal agencies.”


They told me if I voted— oh, hell, you know the rest.
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby piqaboo » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:23 pm

I think you also said once elected Obama would face the realities of office.
It seems he has.
And it seems he is as political a beast as any ever was, but that's no surprise. The man is addicted to the rush of campaigning.
I feel for Michelle O when he has to retire. What's left to provide such a rush?
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:44 pm

piqaboo wrote: What's left to provide such a rush?


Out running the tar and feathers? :rofl:
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:10 pm

Rasmussen poll on the Deficit Commission:

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes
.”

But here’s the money quote:
“Most Americans view the commission as cover for Congress to raise taxes
.” Ya think?
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Re: The Next Four Years

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu May 06, 2010 2:59 pm

The ITiots have the b.com stream blocked today, so I'm playing the oldies station. It transmits from Our Neighbor To The South, so I'm getting not only California political ads, but Baja California political ads too. Seems they have an upcoming election.

Gaaah. Tar and feathers time.
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