Thursday, May 31, 2012

States: Just say no to ObamaCare exchanges ...

from Cato. Excellent!

Our Economy: The Baby Ruth in the Swimming Pool

Sorry for the overabundance of scatological references but, in case you have not yet rad the news, there are these little turdlets floating around in the Obamanomic punchbowl:

(1) Weekly first-time jobless claims rose 10,000 from an upwardly-adjusted previous week's 373,000 to 383,000.

(2) The ADP May jobs report was put at 133,000 -- up from a downwardly revised 113,000 April report. This number ostensibly represents the private sector jobs created during a month from the folks who provide paycheck software services.

(3) The 1Q 2012 GDP rate was revised downward from 2.2% to 1.9% which is significantly less than the 3% 4Q 2011 rate.

Dunno about you all, but it sure looks like the economy is clamping on the binders. It's technically not a recession but this economy is definitely on life-support. There's this analysis from Ed Morriseey over at Hot Air:
What happens when profits fall? Jobs don’t get created, and business doesn’t expand. Don’t expect a significant boost in job creation this summer, in other words, or perhaps even the fall. Looks like we’re in for another Stagnant Spring and Wreckovery Summer once again.'ll be more than that, Ed. Looming just after the election is another debt ceiling fight and gauging by Preezy's Fight or Flight preferences for the last dust-up (and especially if he loses), he'll be playing at least two rounds of golf per day. After that there's the Taxmageddon thing that -- one can be certain -- the lame duck Congress and gummint will want to address in the 20 days or so left in their work year.

Oh yes, and then there's the question of wither ObamaCare (or the unrejected remnants thereof) in 2013. Bottom line: not a screaming amount of certainty in that picture.

So here's the exit question: as a business, given all this, how much hiring will you be doing over the next four or five months?

Naw, mate, the employment, spending, and economic numbers are gonna stink up the barn from now until JugEarz is gone. Hopefully and changefully, that will be on November 6th.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Recovery That Wasn't

The extraordinay recovery from president sub-par.
In his recent speeches on the campaign trail and at official functions, President Obama typically touts the fact that over the past two years, the economy has created more than 4 million new jobs, with more than 1 million in the past six months alone.
If Obama says it, it must be extraordinary!
At a fundraiser last month, he called this "extraordinary progress."
But the economic recovery that Obama has presided over has been far from extraordinary. It hasn't even been ordinary.

And on several measures, the current recovery — which started five months after Obama took office and is now in its 35th month — is the worst on record since World War II.
Obviously Obama has a different definition of "extraordinary" than those of us with an IQ above their shoe size.
Obama cannot run on his record. He will lose in a landslide.

Chickens coming home to roost for The Pantload..

This perhaps comes under that heading, I suppose. You cannot be a stone doofus for four years and not pay the price.

How many of you wake up in the morning to the innocuous, almost-vapid Fos and Friends? You know, all the puff pieces and set-ups for the hard articles that supposedly come at 0600 PDT? Sometimes those three (and their weekend counterparts) do get a little hard-edged and run with something truly edgy. I offer a case in point for your visual enjoyment:

Over on Hot Air, there' s a raging controversy about whether this is nothing more than a blatant 4-minute political advert. (Well, actually, it's pretty one-sided; almost 100% favorable.) Frankly, I don't give a good goddam. How often does JugEarz go on morning shows and get tongue bathed from the knee-pad MSM or lap dances from the cackling hens on The View?


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Send in the clowns..


4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
4:05 PM Singing of "God Damn America" led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM Ceremonial 'I Hate America' led by Michelle Obama
4:30 PM Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire , Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM Al Sharpton Leads Castrati Choir in Singing, "Great Balls of Fire"

5:00 PM UFO Abduction Survival , Joe Biden
5:30 PM Eliot Spitzer Speaks on "Family Values" via Satellite
5:45 PM Tribute to All 57 States

6:00 PM Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute Question and 2-Hour Answer
8:30 PM Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl

9:15 PM Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo , Michael Moore
9:45 PM Personal Finance Seminar - Charlie Rangel
10:00 PM Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners, Rosie O'Donnell

10:30 PM Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for Iraq & Afghanistan
11:00 PM Obama Energy Plan Symposium/Tire Gauge Demonstration
11:15 PM Free Gov. Blagojevich rally

11:30 PM Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish, Obama Presiding
12:00 AM Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher

12:01 AM Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech

NOTE: There is one omission in the list above: Memorial recognition of Obama's surrogate son, Trayvon, will be in conjunction with the 12:05 AM event.

Closing with a "Declaration of War" on the rich; to be decided just before the Convention. Mitt Romney will be declared "Public Enemy Number One".

(Thanks to my good friend, retired Georgia Detective Tom Alexander, for this.)


Eric Holder Goes To Church

To pray campaign for more votes...

Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election — which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama’s campaign.
“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.
“In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.
Any sign of the GOP Senators who voted to confirm this POS? Hello?

Alexander (R-TN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Chambliss (R-Ga)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Sessions (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Voinovich (R-OH) 

Presidents in Uniform

WOW ... Nuff said !
Our President above and "theirs" below.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank You..

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
There is a very moving scene at the end of the movie, Bridges at Toko Ri, where the admiral ponders the nobility and sacrifice made by those sailors, marines, and airmen under his command. He concludes the soliloquy with the poignant question
"..where do we get such men?"
Indeed.. ..and may God bless them and keep them in the loving cradle of his arms.

Memorial Day Remembrance

We here thank those who gave all for our freedom.

Friday, May 25, 2012

An honor to be included on this fine blog...

but first - breakfast.

Unfortunately, I don't get any potatoes since I'm on the Paleo Diet. Sigh

We're Growing

We have two new members that will be joining
us here at the Resistance. They are :

Of coarse the old Woodsterman / Blog Master
has to get his S _ _ _ together and get them the keys.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Banner Play . . . .

If you like it, take it ... Odie

Monday, May 21, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown's New Proposal

I have a California small business. I wonder
when it's my turn to bend over. Our money
goes for good cause ... ILLEGALS !  


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Well Sen. Richard Lugar . . .

Those who get along ... Get along.

Steal Me