October 30, 2009

George Orwell, meet Vice President Joe Biden

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From 1984
by George Orwell

But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty’s figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connexion with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connexion that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their rectified version. A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty’s forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at one-hundred-and-forty-five million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or than one-hundred-and-forty-five millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot. And so it was with every class of recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain.

The quote above is Winston Smith’s daily routine at the Ministry of Truth.  Smith would have to work overtime with Barack Obama in office.  Look at this graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from October 30th, 2009.

Unemployment graph from October 30th, 2009

Unemployment graph from October 30th, 2009

Now check out this video of Vice President Joe Biden from the Ministry of Truth MSNBC on the same day …

October 10, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize: Barack Obama’s reaction

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Barack Obama’s surprised reaction when he heard he had won the Nobel Peace Prize was caught on film. Here it is…

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September 16, 2009

Craig Silverman looks for a case where Obama personally played the race card.

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Today former President Jimmy Carter said:

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African American.”

I am not going to discuss the merits, or even the sanity, of Carter’s comments at this time.  Instead, I am going to directly answer Craig Silverman’s (Caplis and Silverman, Denver’s 630 KHOW) analysis of this controversy.  Silverman points out cases where Obama’s associates or underlings have played the race card, but Obama has attempted to put out the fire with reassuring words.  But that Obama has never personally played the race card.  For example, Silverman says

“…I think if you are going to make it specific to Barack Obama, then you are going to have to point to examples…I don’t see Barack Obama himself playing the race card…. If Barack Obama would have said what Jimmy Carter did – wow – that would be bad.  I’d have to re-evaluate Barack Obama.  But instead you have Jimmy Carter saying it and Barack Obama’s white house immediately saying ‘We don’t agree'”

Dan Caplis responds…

“Which was smart on their part because they understand the blowback from the tactics they’ve already employed which come from the same family. I mean, the overall tactic here is to go out and to try to silence and intimidate people by labeling them something horrible if they oppose you on policy….”

Silverman’s again insists that it is some of Obama’s supporters who play the race card, but that there are no examples of Obama playing the race card himself.  Silverman explains…

“What’s insidious, what’s dangerous for the country is the playing of the race card.  So I’m specific to that.  So, I’m looking for examples of when Barak Obama personally has played the race card.”

Well Craig, look no longer.  Here is the example you are looking for:  It was widely reported on August 1st of 2008, during the heat of the presidential campaign, that Obama implied the Republicans would resort to a campaign of racial fear to keep him out of the white house.  Obama said…

“What they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know.”

The implications of Obama’s statement are perfectly clear.  He played the race card.

September 13, 2009

Jason Lewis at Denver 912 Protest, 9/12/09

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Here is the entire Jason Lewis speech on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol at the 912 protest yesterday.   He displays thoughtful political insight mixed with a sometimes juvenile humor.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

August 25, 2009

Billy Tauzin’s deal with Obama

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Do you remember when candidate Barack Obama was going to save us from the evil drug companies and their lobbyists?  Maybe this campaign ad, titled “Billy,” will help spur your memory:

Here are the exact words from the ad:

Barack Obama: The pharmaceutical industry wrote into the prescription drug plan that Medicare could not negotiate with drug companies. And you know what the chairman of the committee, who pushed the law through went to work for the pharmaceutical industry making 2 million dollars a year.

 Imagine that.

 That’s an example of the same old game playing in Washington. You know I don’t want to learn how to play the game better, I want to put an end to the game playing.

The reason this campaign ad was titled “Billy” is because the “chairman of the committee, who pushed the law through” is named Billy Tauzin.  Tauzin is now the chief executive officer of the  Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, known as PHaRMA.  Back when Obama was still a candidate the National Journal noted

NBC News/National Journal reporter Aswini Anburajan reports that the spot comes directly from Obama’s stump speech and that Tauzin’s story is Obama’s favorite example of how lobbyists interfere with policymaking in Washington.

Really?  I guess that explains why Obama just made an $80 billion dollar deal with the very same lobbyist,  Billy Tauzin, promising to block Medicare from negotiating with drug companies, doing the exact same thing he was critical of in his campaign ad.  Will the Obama zombies twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify this?  Or will they be victims of the main stream media and simply never know it happened?

August 16, 2009

Senseless opposition to “Birther Bill,” H.R. 1503

Why all the the angst, sarcasm and rage on the left over the “Birther Bill” (“H.R. 1503 – The Presidential Eligibility Act”)?  Read the Government Printing Office certified copy of the bill for yourself and decide for yourself.  It’s really a no-brainer: The Constitution requires that the President must be a natural born citizen, and the “Birther Bill” requires that he must prove it.  How can anybody be against that?

Here is and example of a rant accusing anyone supporting the “Birther BIll” of being racist:

The left would see the “Birther Bill”  as a simple method to defuse a potent argument from the right – that President Obama does not meet the constitutional requirements to be President.  Indeed, many on the left insist that President Obama has already easily satisfied this requirement (as asserted in the above video), so why not make it official?   This would have the added political advantage for the left of a gigantic embarrassment for the right.

Something about opposition to this bill just doesn’t make sense.

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