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Archive for 14 December 2011
Newt: Speak Bombastically and Carry a Tiny Stick
by Ann Coulter
Fellow right-wingers: Is our objective to taunt Obama by accusing him of “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior,” of being “authentically dishonest” and a “wonderful con” — and then lose the election — or is it to defeat Obama, repeal ObamaCare, secure the borders, enforce e-verify, reform entitlement programs, reduce the size of government and save the country?
If all you want is to lob rhetorical bombs at Obama and then lose, Newt Gingrich — like recent favorite Donald Trump — is your candidate. But if you want to save the country, Newt’s not your guy.
Gingrich makes plenty of bombastic statements, but these never seem to translate into actual policy changes.
After becoming the first Republican speaker of the House in nearly half a century, for example, Newt promptly proposed orphanages and janitorial jobs for children on welfare.
It was true that welfare had destroyed generations of families shorn of the work ethic and led to soaring illegitimacy rates, child abuse and neglect. Maybe orphanages and child labor would have been better.
But we didn’t get any orphanages. We didn’t get jobs for children in families where no one works.
I mean….since we’re all too stupid to be able to comprehend the intricacies of registering to vote…we must have gubmint help, right?
“All eligible citizens can and should be automatically registered to vote,” and it’s the government’s “responsibility” to see that it happens, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.
Uh….no…actually, it is NOT the government’s ‘responsibility’! It is the responsibility of those, 18 and older, legal residents, to have the presence of mind to go and register to vote. You see, by law, anyone who is 18 is an adult. And adults are quite capable of dealing with such important issues as registering to vote. It’s not that difficult, you know. And if the maturity level of the 18 and older LEGAL citizens is that of the crayon eating kindergartener, then they really shouldn’t be voting anyway!
In a call to modernize voter registration, Holder noted that many elections officials still are manually processing new applications, many of them handwritten — a situation that produces errors and confusion at the polls, he said.
This is why you do not have same day registration! You have the LEGAL citizen register at least 30 days prior to the election, and there will be plenty of time to make sure all are legally eligible to vote. Hand written? Well, yes, I guess they are. I don’t know of many people who still have typewriters laying around the house. Perhaps if they still taught penmanship in school, there wouldn’t be a lot of questions about what is on the registration card, and all would be reasonably legible.
“Fortunately, modern technology provides a straightforward fix for these problems,” Holder continued. “It should be the government’s responsibility to automatically register citizens to vote, by compiling — from databases that already exist — a list of all eligible residents in each jurisdiction.”
The government sure does like lists, don’t they. But what if a person doesn’t WANT to register to vote? I mean, there are some people who don’t want to vote, although, for the life of me, I can’t understand why a person doesn’t take this right, and privilege seriously. I am of the opinion that the government should butt the *&%^ out of our lives completely! But that’s just me.
The lists would be used “solely to administer elections” and “would protect essential privacy rights,” Holder told a gathering at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, Texas.
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! And we’re suppose to believe this over paid piece of lying garbage? I don’t think so!
Holder insisted that making voter registration easier is “not likely, by itself, to make our elections more susceptible to fraud.” Voter fraud will not be tolerated by the Justice Department, he said, adding that “in-person voting fraud is uncommon.”
And who would know more about fraud than none other than one of the biggest frauds to come down the pike? Yep…that same clown that dropped charges against the NBPP for voter intimidation. In person voting fraud is uncommon? Pfft! If there was uniform voter ID, the might a whole lot less!
As the 2012 presidential election draws closer — and with Holder’s boss scrambling for a second term as president — Democrats are once again accusing Republicans of trying to limit the right to vote.
Keep beating that drum of lies! The only people who seem to have a problem with LEGAL voting is the Democrats. You see, the Dems LIKE fraud. They are the biggest promoters of fraud in voting history! With fraud, they are able to steal elections. They don’t like losing power, which they would, if there was a fool proof method to prevent voter fraud.
For example, Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats strenuously oppose laws adopted in more than 30 states requiring voters to present a photo ID at the polling place. Republican supporters of photo ID laws say it prevents voter fraud.
And I repeat, the Dems LIKE fraud! Common sense would tell ya that presenting a photo ID is just a way to prevent someone from voting in your name for someone you wouldn’t vote for at all….typically, a Democrat. Wasserman Schultz takes “airhead” to new levels. Or would that be down to old levels? Hmmm….
On Tuesday, Holder said his Justice Department is now reviewing photo ID laws passed in Texas and South Carolina to see if they meet the requirements of the Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department also is reviewing early voting procedures in Florida, among other voting changes in that state.
“The reality is that – in jurisdictions across the country – both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common,” Holder said.
And Holder would know all about discrimination, since he practically promotes it! As the chief law enforcement officer, he has failed miserably!
The United States attorney general is the chief law enforcement officer responsible for investigating and prosecuting federal crimes committed against and for the United States government. He also enforces current and proposes future federal laws to strengthen the safety and welfare of the United States government and its citizens. (emphasis mine)
Yup….a miserable failure!
We have this one cat, Mr Spot, who has an unusual attachment to a stuffed possum. That possum has been presented many times to us as his trophy ‘kill’. He gets much praise for being such a mighty ‘hunter’. On occasion, during the day, he’ll tote around his possum, toss it up in the air, chase it around, and have a high ol’ time.
Well, this morning, he evidently was tossing it around in my bathroom. Yup….Mr Possum went in, and it was toes up for him.
They say cats don’t have facial expressions? I beg to differ! The look on that cat’s face was priceless! LOL
(And yes, the pictures are a bit fuzzy. Kind of hard to get a clear shot when you are chuckling. )
The Truth About the Balanced Budget Amendment
In case you’re not keeping track, it has been nearly 1,000 days since the United States Senate passed a budget. Meanwhile, America’s fiscal nightmare keeps growing, and those on the left—including Members of the Senate—keep advocating for even more spending despite America’s $15 trillion national debt. That’s an important record to keep in mind as the Senate votes today on two versions of the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA).
A BBA is constructive, but it’s not the final answer to America’s fiscal woes despite the tools it offers—in large part because it fails to tackle entitlement reform, the most detrimental driver of spending in this country. A BBA is not a neatly packed solution, as no constitutional amendment can replace the hard work of true spending reforms.
However, Republicans ensured earlier this year that the 2011 Budget Control Act required a vote on a BBA. Their commitment to ending big government’s reckless behavior was well-meaning but flawed, and a BBA has already failed in the House.