Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nilsson - Nobody Cares About the Railroads Anymore

Dear Mr. President,...Hold Your Fire!

Open letter to the President:

From NRO- Priority #1: Call off your administration’s war on business.

Recently I have written several columns dealing with what ails our economy. I have afterwards been astounded at the number of comments I receive informing me that wrecking the economy is part of your administration’s plan to drive the nation into the ground so that it can be rebuilt as a socialist utopia where government pied pipers will lead us all to nirvana.

I, for one, do not for an instant believe you purposely want to harm the economy. In fact, with the 2012 election looming, I am certain you are second to no one in your desire to claim credit for a booming economy. Therefore I am wondering why you appear to be desperately avoiding doing anything that could get the economy moving again.

The only answer I can come up with is that you don’t know what to do, and you are surrounded by advisers who are just as clueless. Seven quarters of lousy growth numbers since the official end of the recession, last week’s stock plunge, Friday’s downgrade of the nation’s debt rating, and stubbornly high unemployment are all screaming the same message: What you have been doing is not working. One wonders, then, why all the proposals coming from your administration appear to call for more of the same.

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over in hopes of a different outcome. Mr. President, you need two things: new ideas, and a willingness to act on them. The White House has become an echo chamber, where the same limited ideas get repeated ad nauseam. Giving a failed policy such as the stimulus program a new name — the infrastructure bank — does not disguise the fact that you are trying to enact Son of Stimulus.

It would help if you (and Republicans also) stopped obsessing about only one side of the economic equation — the debt. It is time to move the debate to the topic of growth. When the nation’s economy is growing, jobs multiply, government revenues increase, and the debt becomes a bit more manageable. You can’t ignore the debt, but you can start putting forward options to get the country past the seemingly endless debates over spending. -----------------Read more

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Talking Crap...

George Will: Zero Corporate Tax, Zero Death Tax

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don't Follow Us!..Warns British MEP

Barack the Magic Suit

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Passion of Obama

American Thinker- According to the Wall Street Journal, the President has deemed his debt ceiling efforts sufficiently arduous to merit a promotion. President Obama has apparently made a sacrifice so great that we have been saved (again, as if that were necessary). In reference to his recent efforts, the President commented, "There's no sense dying on a small cross."
We know our President is a font of scarcely believable material, but this is really something. Just how should a believer construe President Obama's analogy of himself to Jesus Christ?

First, there is a notable major difference between the President's comment and the more common and irreverent quip, "Come down off your cross." The President's comment is self-referencing; whereas the common quip is typically directed at another person. More importantly, the President's comment seeks a parallel to Christ's cross and inflation of the President's ordeal; whereas the common quip ironically suggests perspective, that another's troubles may be overstated.

President Obama has offered hope (a theological virtue), claimed to cause the oceans to subside (a miracle) and compared himself to Christ (a substantial deceit). [...]--------Read All

Monday, August 08, 2011

Businesswoman Scolds Obama

Refugee-Immigrant's List Of American Riddles

By Victor Volsky - As a refugee immigrant to the United States I have expressed amazement at the design of the U.S. political system -- so awkward and unwieldy as to render it almost totally dysfunctional. What follows is a list of other riddles of American life that baffle an immigrant, even one of long standing such as me.

Item: Why do Americans suffer gladly race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? I understand the overpowering yearning to expiate racial guilt tirelessly fanned by the MSM. But there should be a limit to even extreme masochism. Isn't it a little too much to claim that racial equality is an insidious form of racism, invoking the authority of Martin Luther King, Jr. who demanded the polar opposite? And yet this is exactly what we hear nonstop from the Jackson-Sharpton cabal and their sycophantic cohorts in the white liberal circles. Has any member of the Congressional Black Caucus ever failed to discover racism in anything conservatives do, say, or think? Now that American voters have elected Barack Obama largely as an act of racial penance and hopefully got that guilt out of their system, isn't it time to put an end to this demagogic garbage or at least to turn down its volume?

Item: Why is there such a widespread public misperception regarding the "Establishment" clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? To establish a religion, then as now, means only one thing: to make a specific religion sanctioned and supported by the state over all others. The Founding Fathers knew their history and understood that establishing a religion in America would likely lead to endless strife and maybe even religious wars as in Europe, and that only when all religions are separate -- and equidistant -- from government could religious peace be assured. American history has amply borne out their foresight. Nowhere else on earth has there reigned such religious harmony; nowhere else do people of different creeds live and worship side by side so peacefully and amicably. And yet liberal scholars strive mightily to prove that the Constitution banished religion from the public square, endlessly invoking the sacred "wall of separation between church and state" -- a quotation from Jefferson's private letter that is nowhere to be found in the Constitution.

Item: Speaking of the Amendments, why is the 10th Amendment so flagrantly neglected? It is certainly one of the most important of all Amendments, the bedrock of American federalism. And yet the political class behaves as if it doesn't exist. All right, I understand it is in Washington's interests to ignore the 10th Amendment. But why are the states so shy about asserting their rights?

Item: How did the federal government come to control the national economy? The Constitution has only one provision giving Congress some influence over economic matters, the "interstate commerce" clause. And yet, clinging to this weak reed, Washington manages to wield near-total power over the entire economy on the thinnest, purely legalistic, and often patently risible grounds.

Item: Americans are justly proud of their democratic heritage. Why then do they evince such striking indifference toward their voting rights? Franchise is a privilege; people marched and bled to win it -- and now the right to vote is treated as a meaningless or even vaguely irritating duty imposed imposed on a reluctant citizenry. Voters expect to be flattered, coaxed, and bribed to deign to come to the polls and complimented afterwards for their civic sacrifice. Don't they understand that such indifference is a boon to demagogues and a danger to their cherished democracy?...........................Read More

Runaway Slave - Trailer #2

Sunday, August 07, 2011

How Far Is Heaven - Los Lonely Boys