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I announce with great regret that I have found it simply too hard to keep up with all of the nonsense since Obama's election to keep this blog humming. If I had more time on my hands, I could get into all kinds of topics and share all kinds of viewpoints, but alas there is only so much time in a day.
So for the sake of my own sanity to keep my more important priorities in order, I have decided to shut down the Chronicles of the Obamanation blog, because if I find that if I don't keep up with everything, it's hard to dedicate time to write what needs to be said.
I am confident that Americans are watching and growing more skeptical by the day of Obama's agenda, and will reach a point where they will demand to be heard. Until then, keep reading and listening to media sources not heavily influenced by, or have severe man-crushes on, the current administration.
If you read comments on other news feeds, you'll see my name once in a while I'm sure, as that is where I will direct my angst when I need to.
Thanks for your support these last five months!
Friday, March 20, 2009
As an update to my last post, it has now been learned that Senator Dodd is doing more back peddling. He now admits that he is the one that put the language into the Stimulus bill to allow AIG executives to take bonuses, but claims that it was Treasury officials who desired this, and that he was just accommodating them, allegedly because the word "veto" was being thrown around if he didn't put it in.
Um...sorry but Senator Dodd is challenging the intelligence of Americans with this claim. Administration officials, cabinet members, appointees, whatever you want to call them CANNOT TELL CONGRESS WHAT TO DO. Not only is it illegal (as it violates the concept of separation of powers) but it just doesn't happen for common sense reasons as well. If anything, government agencies are at the whim and mercy of CONGRESS...they are the ones that threaten to not pass legislation if something isn't done, and they certainly don't communicate threats like these to agency heads...this back and forth only occurs between Congress and the White House.
Let's not forget that prior to this reversal his story was:
"When the language went to the conference and came back, there was different language," he said then. "I can tell you this much, when my language left the Senate, it did not include it. When it came back, it did."
To me that's a pretty stark change of face, since he was so specific. So basically, nothing that ever comes out of Senator Dodd's mouth at this point can be believed because:
A) He's your prototypical, career politician who lies like a rug.
B) It is clear that with all this controversy swirling around him he's in "CYA" mode.
If that doesn't qualify for a Senate investigation I don't know what does.
In attempt to try to make the public feel better about this snafu, Dodd offered that he was confident that the bill was written in a way that should make it easy for Treasury to recoup the bonuses, but Treasury Secretary Geithner said the opposite, stating that he thought it would be legally difficult to do so.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Today, FOX Business revealed that Senator Chris Dodd had inserted bonus protections for AIG execs when the democrats unilaterally assembled the stimulus bill, and is now working to undo them now that they have come under fire by many, including Obama.
FOX goes further to point out that among the AIG donor list in 2008, Dodd is at the very top, with Obama not far behind at #2. McCain is in a distant third, with an amount that almost seems merely conciliatory as the dems raked in far more than Repubs on the donor list:
May God in heaven above perhaps finally see to it that Senator Dodd's corruption be finally exposed and dealt with by the LSM or Obama himself? Remember it was Dodd who also hit a snafu around election time regarding his mortgage, and eventually kinda sorta revealed the details of his sweet-heart deal arranged with Countrywide. Where are the documents? Well if you weren't a member of the media who he hand picked to show the docs to (no copies allowed), then you'll never see them.
He has since conveniently refinanced his mortgages in attempt to escape scrutiny, except for the fact that he did so when it was advantageous for him to do so, as previously reported by yours truly.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I'm starting to notice stories in the mainstream media that mention the growing ranks of the woefully disappointed (in Obama) but are quick to slide in a subliminal mention of the "fact" (debatable) that Obama's popularity is still intact.
Example A: kypost.com reported on the thousands of citizens who gathered in Cincinnati to protest Obama's irresponsible spending. But they also inserted the following (emphasis in bold is mine):
But not everyone agrees with the Cincinnati Tea Party.
"Clearly the American public is strongly behind President Obama right now. These are scary times and they require some very desperate measures," said Tim Burke with the Hamilton County Democrats.
Hmmm...really? I concede that the reporter could claim that they were just printing a quote from someone interviewed on the scene, but how about some (oh gosh...here it comes!) journalistic integrity by doing a little fact check to see if what Mr. Burke had to say was actually factual, because it ISN'T.
According to the latest Rasmussen poll, as of Sunday March 15 (beware the ides of March, Barry?), Obama has started to lose a few points in the "firmly support" ranks, while the "definitely do NOT support" crowd is starting to rise sharply, as the graphic below shows:
Exhibit B: Bloomberg.com reports about the fact that despite the state of the economy, and the uncertainty regarding his ability to lead America with his set of policies, Obama was busy doing what he does best...FUNDRAISE(Un-BELIEVE-able!!)
In one quick sentence, the article adds:
While the president’s approval rating remains above 60 percent in most polls, the U.S. is mired in the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression...
There is a link, fortunately, in case you wanted to know what "most polls" they were talking about, and that is where it gets more interesting. If you go to the link, and scroll down to see the various polling groups who were cited longer ago, say in January, you'll see that the most recent data over the past month has been limited to a select few polling groups.
Two of the groups who are predominant in pollster.com's poll sources are The Daily Kos and Democracy Corps. I'm sure you know who the former is, but do you know who is behind Democracy Corps? Yes, that's right, James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, two of the five members of the White House cabal that has been trying to convince everyone that Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party.
It seems that the media is trying to counter what is being discovered with more detailed research regarding the public's diapproval for Obama's economic policies, budget, and the idea of a second stimulus.
Check out this link to Newsbusters for more tea parties that were ignored by the media.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Money guru Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and frequent financial guest on various NBC and MSNBC shows, is starting to feel the consequences first-hand of questioning The Obamessiah.
The link above takes you to a thing of beauty to read that I couldn't do any more justice to by adding comment. Just read and enjoy. More like Cramer are sure to surface as this "ridiculosity" also known as "the Obama presidency" continues.
On Monday, president Obama continued his war on the innocent unborn by lifting the ban on embryo stem cell research. He claimed that the decision was "about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."
As it came from the lips from one who claims to be a Christian, all there is to say to that is "WOW" as he has clearly dismissed the MORAL element of the debate. To read through his creative use of language, you need to re-read that quote above and this time substitute the word 'ideology' with 'morals'.
I suspect that if he were offered by the devil world power in exchange for his soul, he'd take it-- oh wait--it's clear that he already did.
This change in policy officially puts America in a position in which we are mortgaging our future to finance the present. Not only has Obama saddled our children and grandchildren with an insurmountable debt burden, but he has sold our collective souls by giving the green light to harvest our future generations in a foolish pursuit to heal the living.
There is actually a global aspect of this that should not be overlooked. Remember that Obama has also restored funding at the State Department to restore programs that will fund international abortions. Could this be a vital supply chain for these soulless scientists? All citizens of the world should be concerned what this pair of policies means for the unborn.
Then there is the ever-growing library of hypocrisy coming from Obama's own lips, who said that promoting science "is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient — especially when it's inconvenient."
Will you feel the same way when a health care worker refuses to perform or take part in an abortion? Will they be free from manipulation and coercion, president Obama?
It was announced today that Sweden will begin taxing motorists, companies, and certain industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By 2011, taxes at the pump will go up the equivalent of four cents per liter, while also imposing taxes on the energy, forestry, and agriculture sectors.
This is a good preview of what is to come in America if Obama successfully imposes a cap-and-trade tax on all of us via our cars and our electricity bills...especially since he's seems to be so very fond of the European way of governing (tax, tax, and tax some more).
Keep in mind that they use diesel fuel in Sweden, which is cleaner than unleaded gas, so expect our charge per gallon to be bigger than four cents a gallon. If you read the link above, also note how "eco-friendly" cars will be given a five-year tax exemption. I suppose what that means for us is that when you go buy a hybrid, you'll be issued a card to swipe at the pump so that it takes off the tax when you go to pump gas. Since Obama wants us all to get away from cars that use gas, expect a similar scheme to give us an incentive to buy a hybrid.
And what is up with taxing farmers? I'm curious as to how they plan to monitor cow flatulence. How would you like a job with the title of "Bovine Fart Monitor?" And before you ask, yes, there is a device awaiting patent for just that:
For me, the eyes say it all.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I've been blogless for over a week and it is because I had been on a work-cation down in Florida. I thank you for your patience. The blog will resume immediately. Hopefully you haven't been following the curve ball the democrats threw us last week, trying to get us to focus on the baloney about Rush Limbaugh leading the Republican Party. It is simply a ruse to keep us from focusing on the fact that Obama is leading us down the road to socialism and the fact that Wall Street has not been reacting well to this.
I'll take this opportunity of candor to express my difficulty in keeping up with all the incredible level of incompetence mixed with arrogance (dangerous combo) that this administration has put forth on a daily basis. Thank you for your readership and thank you for the leads that some of you send me.
First order of business is to look at the 9,000 earmarks in the FY09 Federal Omnibus bill that I've been hearing about...that Obama was supposedly against. So much for change.
Friday, February 27, 2009
In case you haven't been able to read (or stomach the idea of reading) Obama's 2010 Federal budget, it's important for you to know that America as you knew it is now officially over. For people not making over $200K or married jointly making $250K, you pretty much get a pass this round...until it is determined that this group of folks can't foot Obama's spending habit. If you're just under this threshold, you'll be identified as the sucker -- err...I mean SOURCE of tax revenues in the 2011 Federal budget.
But for anyone wondering what to do with that $13 per week you were going to get, you can stop wondering. It's been decided for you. You see, in this budget Obama plans to aggressively pursue the overhaul of America's electric and gas producers by forcing them to pay penalties under a cap-and-trade system (like I warned you about!). I now realize that when he talks about "green" energy...he's not talking about leafy trees...he's talking greenbacks, because what these companies are going to turn around and pass the cost onto US...the little guys. And Obama knows this, and that is why in his budget he plans to use a lot of the money generated penalizing the emission producers, and supposedly give it back to everyday Joes through their paychecks like the $13 thing.
Except that what is likely to happen is that the "concept" or the "promise" or the "hope" -- whatever you want to call it -- is going to get lost in translation as the years go by and people forget how we got into this mess in the first place. Money that is supposed to go back to everyday people because of this inevitable increase, will likely be diverted by Congress to pay for other things, not unlike the way state lotteries were supposed to go towards improving schools (school budgets are now based solely on those lottery revenues and so if people stop playing, Johnny's school has to lay off teachers, etc.).
The fact that he's setting up a complex scheme to actually dedicate very little to actual green energy development, and using most of the planned revenues to reimburse consumers is illustrative of how dumb this idea is...not to mention disingenuous:
The sale of those permits, beginning in 2012, would reap $646 billion through 2019. Of those revenues, $525.7 billion would be devoted to extending Mr. Obama's signature "Making Work Pay" $800 tax credit for working couples. Another $120 billion would go to clean energy technology.
So while we all get a "whopping" $13 per week back in payroll taxes, the electric company and the gas stations are going to take us for much more than that each and every week. The $13 will be a mere pittance for what we're going to get hosed for. So don't start your automatic debit to Starbucks just yet (since you can't do much else with $13).
Of course this all has yet to be debated and passed in Congress. While some may hope that a lot changes between now and then, history tells us that a president and majority Congress from the same party affords such a president little opposition. This will once again be the case. The only ones who have a chance to save the country are those Blue Dog Democrats, they hold a unique, favorable position in all of this.
I don't even recognize our country anymore...does anyone know any countries with an open immigration policy? I only half-jest...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today the Associated Press released a story claiming that both Republicans and democrats panned Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's Republican response to Obama's address to Congress.
First off, the article is dripping with character-assassinating language:
Insane. Childish. Disaster. And those were some of the kinder comments from political pundits about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress on Tuesday night...
The author must have been sitting next to Keith Olbermann.
Jindal's speech has drawn flak from Republicans and Democrats alike...
Hmmm...let's see. Who are the "Republicans" mentioned in the article panning Jindal? New York Times columnist David Brooks, Juan Williams (BTW cited in the article as a "Fox News Commentator"...not as a Senior Correspondent of National Public Radio...and not as a regular Washington Post contributor), and Dr. Penni Pier of Wartburg College.
These are your "Republicans" AP? Are you serious? I'd be impressed if you got a Republican member of Congress or a Republican Governor to say something on the record against Governor Jindal...but you didn't.
David Brooks is a RINO (I'm actually being kind here with that label because I actually think he's just a pretender working for one of the worst propaganda machines in America) who believes that it is a MISTAKE for Republicans to adhere to conservative principles.
I'll give Juan Williams a pass because his viewpoint is usually okay and was critical of Obama for his democratic principles during the campaign, but he's hardly a spokesman for all Republicans.
Dr. Penni Pier...who is this? Exactly. She's a professor at Wartburg College in Iowa. Not much about her on the Internet but the college has Lutheran roots, which means that it's not exactly firmly rooted in conservatism, and she's the coordinator there for Women's Studies, so her overall political bend is uncertain at best.
No, all that this article hoped to achieve was to take a cheap shot at Jindal, hoping that readers are merely satisfied with the headline, subversively slipping into our subconscious that Governor Jindal is not a threat to democrats in 2012, but rather just another silly, out-of-touch, failed Republican. That's why they used words like "childish" and "disaster" in the first few words of the article. But their personal attack on him is unacceptable:
And Jindal's voice and earnest, awkward delivery have drawn comparisons to Kenneth Parcell, the geeky page on the NBC comedy "30 Rock."
So let me get this straight, the ASSOCIATED PRESS is MAKING FUN OF A MINORITY BECAUSE HE HAS A SOUTHERN ACCENT?!? And what's this crap about comparing him to some goofy character on "30 Rock"?
First of all, only Kool-Aid drinking liberals watch NBC let alone "30 Rock"...because "stupid funny" works with people who don't care what their socialist president does with their future. Talk about pandering to the stupid. I personally refuse to watch NBC shows because of the unrelenting, mean-spirited propaganda that the network considers "news."
And even worse, the "comparison" cited was because some liberal goofball set up a hateful Facebook group called "Bobby Jindal is Kenneth the Page"? Are you serious, AP? You had no credibility before this article, but to mention a stupid Facebook group and declare it newsworthy is a new low when it was thought that AP and other uber-liberal propaganda outlets had bottomed out.
I personally watched Bobby Jindal's response and found it more than adequate. In fact, I thought it was a great response because it wasn't overly critical and it even included an admission that Republicans really hosed it when they had a majority in Congress and held the White House. He was perfectly neutral, and I thought he passed his audition for a viable GOP contender in 2012...of course this is what the LSM thought too, so they set out to kill him now before he gains momentum.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
It was reported yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that Obama wants to use "pay-as-you-go" budget rules for all Federal budget spending. This means that if a new program is created or an old program is increased, then there must be either a tax increase or a cut made somewhere else in government to accommodate the increase.
But apparently Obama didn't get his own memo when the Stimulus Bill slammed its way through Congress and plopped on his desk for signature, hot and steaming. The stimulus bill is a huge spending bill and now all of the sudden he's concerned about balancing the budget?
On top of that, Obama declared that the "age of budget gimmicks is over" but someone needs to tell him that rosy assumptions are one of those purported tricks he supposedly doesn't like, since that is what he is relying on to claim that he can reduce the deficit to half a trillion by 2013.