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President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.
And your point? Yes, you won, by saying nothing, and running on a record of……nothing.
After Friday’s meeting, Democratic and Republican leaders publicly wrangled over the developing stimulus plan.
But perhaps taking a cue from Obama’s “I won” line when Democrats were asked if they were concerned about Republicans blocking the package, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a swift one-word answer: “No.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill was on track for passage by February 16, while Republicans continued to voice their opposition.
It’s so obvious that it doesn’t matter what “We, The People” want, or don’t want. The Dhimmicrats will do all they can to create their ‘socialist utopia’. Well, it might be a utopia for them, but it’s going to be pure D hell for the rest of us.
“We expressed our concerns about some of the spending that’s being proposed in the House bill,” House Minority Leader John Boehner said after meeting with Obama.
“How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives?” Boehner asked. “How does that stimulate the economy?”
Well, if you are going to prevent future taxpayers, I don’t see that it would help at all. Unless of course, they actually mean they are going to prop up the baby murder business. But then again, they’ll be ending the future tax base.
At the meeting, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, passed out copies of the Republicans’ five-point stimulus plan. At first blush, Obama said, “Nothing on here looks outlandish or crazy to me,” Obama said, according to a source familiar with the conversation. He seemed particularly receptive to some Republican ideas about increasing benefits to small businesses.
But when the conversation got down to other specifics, it was clear that some of the Republican ideas were clearly non-starters with the new president – including calls to put off tax hikes during the recession. “He rejected that out of hand and said we couldn’t have any hard and fast rules like that,” Cantor said.
Let’s face it, he’s is NOT the uniter that some would want you to believe. He is going to rip this country into very small pieces.
Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully get out of the car and open the trunk.
I took out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They look so life like you wouldn’t believe! They are in trench coats exposing their nude bodies and private parts to the approaching drivers.
But to my surprise, cars start slowing down looking at my lifelike men. And of course, traffic starts backing up. Everybody is tooting their horns and waving like crazy. It wasn’t long before a state trooper pulls up behind me.
He gets out of his car and starts walking towards me. I could tell he was not a happy camper!
‘What’s going on here?’
‘My car has a flat tire’, I said calmly.
‘Well, what the heck are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road?’
I couldn’t believe that he didn’t know. So I told him, ‘Helloooooo, those are my emergency flashers!’
Courtesy of brother in law Tom.
A Japanese toy maker is cashing in on “Obama mania” with a series of action figures that show the new President wielding guns, swords – and even a lightsaber.
One toy features Barack Obama clutching a samurai sword, poised to attack his enemy, while another, more peaceful model depicts the President standing casually with his suit jacket slung over his shoulder, making an impassioned speech.
The dolls, by Gamu-Toys, which are 1/6 in scale and stand roughly 12in in height, come with interchangeable heads and hands. The weapons are not included as part of the package, leaving the way clear for fans of Barack Obama to accessorise the President as they see fit.
I seriously don’t have a problem with people making a few bucks, but this is getting even more obnoxious. For one thing, he should be holding either a basketball, or the pen used for those most recent nation destroying ‘executive orders’. To have him featured as a warrior? I don’t bloody well think so!
Republican leaders’ efforts to select a new national party chairman are stirring concerns among a vital constituency: Republican voters.
Rank-and-file Republicans are telling their leaders they want more ethnic, gender and age diversity in a party that is dominated by white males. They also want party leaders to cooperate with President Barack Obama, according to surveys.
Oh, for the love of pete! Are these people serious? Do they not have a clue just WHY the Pubbie Party has been losing??? Well, here’s a clue! We don’t give a flip what color or gender a person is! What is needed is leadership! You know, that thing that has been so sorely missing from the party for a while now.
Not only have the Republicans been losing elections, they have been losing members. The REASON is because it is no longer the party of Reagan. They have lost their foundation, and will continue to lose members and elections, until they realize that it is not about color or gender….it’s about principles!
When I walked inside the grocery store to get a snack, I noticed that the grocery store was filled to the max. People were literraly shoping, eating, and resting in this grocery store. Due to the fact that it was below freezing outside, people congregated in this grocery story (called Safeway) in order to get warm. To put it blunt, the situation looked like it came straight from a third world country…
Families were sitting on the floor, and food shelves. “Customers” where literally opening boxes of food and eating inside the store. I saw half eaten boxes of chicken wings thrown carelessly around the store. I saw a desperate mother, opening bags of loaves, meat, and cheese to make sandwiches for herself and her famished children. The store employees tried hard to quell the mass stealing, but with little to no success. People were stealing food, drinks, medicine and other material for the road. I have never witnessed anything like this before in my life. For that day, this grocery store was an all you can eat buffet.
I can understand that people were cold and hungry, but it wasn’t like they were going to be out in the cold for days on end, or wouldn’t have food in a few hours. No, the Obama droolers thought it was just peachy to STEAL! Are the grocery store owners going to be able to recoup their losses? Will anyone from BHO’s campaign offer to reimburse them for their losses? Of course not. Odds are, this won’t be the last time such an event occurs. Now that The ONE is in the Oval Office, everything is free, right?
H/T: Bear Creek Ledger
No, not me. Although I could use a complete makeover, I don’t think I have any miracles coming my way in that department.
Blog Net News (Tennessee) has undergone a face lift, so if ya haven’t seen it, go on over and check it out. Actually, all of BNN has gone through the changes, but since I’m in TN, you’ll just have to hunt down your state for yourself.
Anything can set Matthews to cooking, but nothing summons his inner chef like a National Event of Great Importance such as yesterday’s inauguration. If you watched MSNBC’s coverage, you understand why Keith Olbermann wears a body apron and totes a fire extinguisher whenever they co-host: to keep the flying grease from setting his suits aflame.
Is it just me, or has Matthews gone from slightly batty, to a full fledged raving lunatic?
A couple of hours before the oaths were given, Matthews and the MSNBC team of Olbermann, Eugene Robinson, and Rachel Maddow were chatting, and they spotted Muhammad Ali in the gallery. After Olbermann had his say, Matthews butted in.
“Well, and can I point out something else about him? He beat Sonny Liston,” he said.
Both Olbermann and Robinson agree, but that doesn’t deter Matthews, who is looking for a TV argument.
“Nobody can beat Sonny Liston, and he beat him. And he couldn’t fight again after that,” Matthews ejaculated.
If Matthews meant to say that Liston “couldn’t fight again after that,” he’s wrong, because Liston entered the ring at least another 16 times.
If Matthews meant that Ali “couldn’t fight again after that,” he’s also wrong, as Ali fought Liston a second time and defended his heavyweight title eight more times before the sport temporarily banished him after he refused induction into the armed services.
Yep. It’s official, Mr Tingles has, 100%, gone over the deep end.
After noting the many smiling faces in the assembled inauguration crowd, Matthews took a shot at explaining the happiness. Sure, it’s the festivities, but it’s also the proximity of the crowd to the MSNBC booth, he insisted.
“This is the network that has opened its heart to change, to change and its possibilities. Let’s be honest about it. These—these people watch this network out here,” Matthews said.
MSNBC is the “it” network for the Obama masses? That’s news to me. Olbermann approached his colleague like a teetotaler trying to talk down a drunk, offering the opinion that people might be smiling about the shared experience of the Obama inauguration. But Matthews wasn’t having it.
Wow. Does anyone actually watch MSNBC? Does Matthews actually believe the crap that falls out of his mouth? From reading this, I find it’s ALL about Chris Tingles. If it’s at all possible, his ego is even bigger than the Big O’s.
I guess they didn’t get the memo. One part of ‘being green’, is picking up after your sorry selves. Oh, I forgot….the gubmint will now take care of ‘em all! Pfft!
Swiped from Justified Right.
House committees will be split almost evenly between Democrats and Republicans, Speaker Kent Williams announced Thursday, an effort to bring bipartisanship to a chamber deeply riven by animosity as well as 2-year-old allegations of sexual harassment against Williams that surfaced this week.
Williams’ announcement, the Carter County Republican’s first official news conference, comes against a charged backdrop of bitter acrimony over his 50-49 upset election last week as speaker. It also comes as he faces accusations of ethics violations leveled by a fellow Republican.
Whether or not Williams is competent in the position, whether or not he did some back door dealings to get the position, I’m of the mind he should step down. He’s doing more than splitting committees.
The Bush team had worked assiduously to make the transition smooth for the incoming President Barack Obama and stayed out of the way as he used the post-election period to take leadership of the economy even before being sworn in. And now, as far as some of them were concerned, the new president had used his inaugural lectern to give the back of the hand to a predecessor who had been nothing but gracious to him.
“There were a few sharp elbows that really rankled and I felt were not as magnanimous as the occasion called for,” Karen Hughes, a longtime Bush confidant, said in an interview. “He really missed an opportunity to be as big as the occasion was and, frankly, as gracious as President Bush was as he left office.”
Ya gotta be kidding! These are far to the left of left loons. Were they really expecting them to be gracious? The word is NOT in their vocabulary!
President Obama has been critical of the Bush administration for “doing too little too late” and sent a clear message to Israel and the PA to be prepared for more direct American intervention.
“It will be the policy of my administration to actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians as well as Israel and its Arab neighbors,” President Obama said Thursday.
The arrogance never ceases to amaze me. Every president since Carter has said the same bloomin’ thing, and not a damn thing has been accomplished, other than Israel has lost more land. Contrary to his words, I do not see B. Hussein as a pro Israeli type.
President Obama on Friday is expected to lift a ban on federal funding for international groups that promote or perform abortions, reversing a policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Obama will sign the executive order one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.
The move, long expected in the Democratic president’s first week in office, will be welcomed by liberals and criticized by abortion rights foes.
Starting from Day One, B. Hussein Obama’s legacy will be that of Federally funded baby murder. Way to go. Off to a great start healing the wounds. It’s really sad that a POTUS values life so little, stealing taxpayer money to slaughter the innocent. Yeah, a real champion of the people y’all voted for.
President Evo Morales announced Friday that the government will take full control of Empresa Petrolera Chaco SA, a Bolivian subsidiary of the British company BP, after talks to purchase a majority share of the company fell apart.
Morales announced the takeover of Chaco, formerly part of Bolivia’s state energy company, outside its central Bolivian installations as soldiers stood guard nearby. The move comes only two days before Bolivia heads to the polls Sunday to vote on a new constitution backed by the leftist leader.
“Bit by bit, we continue to recover our companies, our natural resources,” Morales said, sporting a white hard hat. “What 20 years of neoliberalism has done here is impossible to recover in just three years,” referring to his time in office.
This is what you get with socialism. Stealing private companies, all in the name of ‘the people’. Problem is, the people never see any benefits of the theft.
Some 30 people were evicted after the clashes, which left one woman injured, following Serbian Novak Djokovic’s win over Bosnian-born American Amer Delic.
The disturbance began in Garden Square outside Rod Laver Arena when groups of supporters taunted each other after the match.
As the tension mounted, fans began hurling chairs, shouting “Come on”, as passers-by cowered before police and security guards stepped in.
They have GOT to be kidding! At a tennis match? Don’t people have any self control anymore?
On her first day at the helm of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein vowed that never again would there be “a National Intelligence Estimate that was as bad and wrong as the Iraq NIE was.”
“I voted to support the war because of that,” Feinstein said, “and I have to live with that vote for the rest of my life. And I don’t want it to ever happen again.”
As the head of the NIC, don’t you have to, well, be intelligent? Guess not.
Congressional Democrats were divided on whether President Obama should seek their approval as he tries to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama issued an executive order mandating that the prison be closed within a year.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CNSNews.com that he wants a say in the matter.
“I would like (Congress) to at least have an advisory role,” told CNSNews.com. “But he can do it administratively.”
Just the idea they any of them want to close a place that has kept murderous thugs from slaughtering the innocent just boggles. Well, perhaps BHO should move them in with him? I’m sure the WH has plenty of room. Just what happened to the oath that those yahoos take to serve the citizens of the United States?
Well, this day didn’t start out so swuft! Being of the positive mindset, I KNOW it’s only going to get better from here…..right?
I did NOT overheat the host. Was NOT my fault…..this time.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
I often wonder if anyone in government ever bothers to listen to those of us out here in the real world? Well, if we don’t try, we’ll never know.
It means you pay.
Go, sign the petition. Who knows! Maybe we can put a stop to the constant theft of taxpayer money.
H/T: Texas Fred via email