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Obama’s numbers in the polls shot back up when the mortgage mess fueled by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac destroyed our banking system and wrecked the stock market. With 3-4 trillion dollars down the tubes, we need to look at who lit the fire and played the fiddle while Rome burned …

Before we decide to punish someone for this mess, let us not forget who helped drive the two largest mortgage companies in the country over the cliff.  That is correct, our friend the Democrats also are greedy, not for money but political power. Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and their pal, the anointed one a.k.a. Barak H. Obama used Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as vehicles for social engineering.  The rest of us are now paying a steep price for this experiment with our wealth.

The Democrats accused the whistle blowers of racism.  The color of money is green.  Numbers do not have a continent of origin.  The left has used the cry of racism to silence those who oppose their aims.  A great example of this is shown below …

That is correct, the video above shows, the problem is not Fannie Mae and the illegal accounting practices of Raines, its those evil Republicans who are out to politically lynch Raines.  The Republicans called the Democrats on this three years ago.  Where was ABC, NBC and CBS then?  Where was the NYT then?  Even the moron in the White house could see there was a problem, while Raines said that home mortgages are ZERO risk entities. That is one of those statements that just boggles the mind.

We talk about greed. Greed for money is only one kind. Greed for political power is another kind. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were converted into financial time bombs that have crippled our economy. We should never allow this to happen again.

I guess when you can’t find smoke, you set your own fire.  It appears the whole ‘Kill him’ episode was the result of a delusion from the fevered mind of a liberal.  The Secret Service takes this sort of thing seriously, and launched an immediate investigation of a possible threat to the Democrat candidate for President.

SCRANTON – The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The Secret Service could not find anyone who heard the threat aside from the one reporter at the event.  Why is that?  Over 20 people who were in that area of the stands had been interviewed …

“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”

From CBS …

The incident was originally reported by Times-Tribune reporter David Singleton and the paper’s managing editor Lawrence K. Beaupre said they stand by their report, saying of the reporter, “he heard what he heard. He reported what he heard.”

So, who is Beaupre?  It appears he was ground zero for a previous story at the Cincinnati Enquirer where he got canned for not following the rules

[The] Enquirer was apologizing for and renouncing an 18-page series of hard-hitting articles it had published only 56 days earlier. The paper had agreed to pay the subject of the pieces, Chiquita Brands International, in excess of $10 million and run an apology on the front page three times as well as on the Enquirer’s Web site.

Newspapers don’t print retractions on the front page, ask the NYT.  They certainly don’t shell out that kind of money unless they are dead-to-rights wrong.

Beaupre appeared to have learned his leasson and wrote in another matter

Until then, my decision is that, although this certainly is titillating, it is not news.

OK, so why did he not spend five minutes to ask someone in the crowd if they heard what he heard?  The Scranton Times is owned by the Lynett’s, a family long known in NE PA for being partisan Democrats.  Any connection?  The Lynetts have in the past interfered in what is to be covered for partisan reasons.  Is this just another such interference?

A friend forwarded me this story:


A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?”  She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She’s always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn’t even show up for classes
because she’s too hung over.”

Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, “That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”

Of course, just about any time O’Bama opens his mouth he displays his ignorance, but he sounds good doing it, and he looks good doing it, so the leftist ignoramuses swoon.  But for those who are not ignoramuses, and who know that words have meaning, I will document O’Bama’s latest bout of ignorance.

In last night’s debate, Great Uncle Bob brought up Judicial Appointments.  McCain, of course, said that he looks at the appointees’ qualifications, not their ideologies, and that he had voted to confirm Justice Ginsburg.  Great Uncle Bob, apparently awakening from his nap, asked, “But even if it was someone — even someone who had a history of being for abortion rights, you would consider them?”

McCain, to his credit, did not jump on Great Uncle Bob for being as dumb as O’Bama and say, “Uh, Uncle Bob, you do know that Justice Ginsburg was quite clear in her support of Roe v. Wade in her confirmation hearings, right?”  (Her exact words were that abortion was “something central to a woman’s life, to her dignity… And when government controls that decision for her, she’s being treated as less than a full adult human being responsible for her own choices.”  Maybe I’ll address the stupidity of that statement in another post.)  No, McCain did not say that.  Instead, McCain just re-iterated that he would not impose a litmus test.

Then it was O’Bama’s turn.  I can only shake my head ruefully.  Right off the bat, he said, “The most important thing in any judge is their capacity to provide fairness and justice to the American people.”  Never mind the grammatical number problem — we know he’s a moron, it’s his views that are the issue here.

No, Senator, it is your job to write fair and just laws.  It is a judge’s job to interpret the law and the Constitution to the best of his ability.  The example O’Bama then gave perfectly illustrates my point:

I’ll just give you one quick example. Senator McCain and I disagreed recently when the Supreme Court made it more difficult for a woman named Lilly Ledbetter to press her claim for pay discrimination.

For years, she had been getting paid less than a man had been paid for doing the exact same job. And when she brought a suit, saying equal pay for equal work, the judges said, well, you know, it’s taken you too long to bring this lawsuit, even though she didn’t know about it until fairly recently.

So, the Supreme Court did exactly what it is supposed to do — interpret the law and the Constitution as they are written, not as Senator O’Bama wants them to be.  Senator O’Bama has a problem with that.  He continued:

I think that it’s important for judges to understand that if a woman is out there trying to raise a family, trying to support her family, and is being treated unfairly, then the court has to stand up, if nobody else will. And that’s the kind of judge that I want.

In short, he wants judges who will legislate from the bench.

Backing up a bit, but still in the same topic, O’Bama let out this little idiocy:

And I think that the Constitution has a right to privacy in it that shouldn’t be subject to state referendum, any more than our First Amendment rights are subject to state referendum, any more than many of the other rights that we have should be subject to popular vote.

What happened to “I know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne”? Oh, that only applies to our Second Amendment rights.  Got it, Senator.  Never mind that gun control is not working in Chicago….  Perhaps he should have said, “What works in Cheyenne may not work in Chicago.”  What?  The point is to make the people vulnerable and dependent on the government?  Oh.  Well then, bravo.

Shifting back to the Ledbetter v. Goodyear case, O’Bama said,

We tried to overturn it in the Senate. I supported that effort to provide better guidance to the courts; John McCain opposed it.

Yes, O’Bama’s ignorance of the Constitution was in glorious display last night.  There he was, saying he supported an ex post facto law, in clear violation of the Constitution (Article I, Section 9).

Isn’t this idiot supposed to have been a professor of Constitutional Law?  It seems he took the wrong meaning of the word, and thought a professor was “a person who professes something,” then took the definition of profess to be “to claim to have (some feeling, an interest, knowledge, etc.): often connoting insincerity or pretense.”  (Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second College Edition)

No wonder the leftists love him — he’s as dumb as they are.

WURZELBACHER: Not right now at presently, but, you know, question, so he’s going to do that now for people who make $250,000 a year. When’s he going to decide that $100,000 is too much, you know? I mean, you’re on a slippery slope here. You vote on somebody who decides that $250,000 and you’re rich? And $100,000 and you’re rich? I mean, where does it end? You know, that’s – people got to ask that question.

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“people got to ask that question”.

I hear you Joe, and I accept your challenge. I pledge to ask that question.

Who else will take the Joe The Plumber Pledge, “I too will ask that question” ?

What do the oil companies do when the price of crude oil goes up?

Update:

It has now been about 24 hours, and no socialists have had the balls to answer this simple question.   I guess they are afraid of the Socratic Method — it’s part of their general fear and loathing of Reason.  But let us go on.

We have all seen the gas prices go up as the cost of crude oil went up.  Coincidence?  I think not.  So, if the oil companies raise their prices when their crude oil costs go up, what should we expect when their taxes go up?

Conversely, we have seen gas prices fall as the price of crude oil has come down.  So, having observed that the oil companies lower their prices when their crude oil costs go down, what should we expect when their taxes go down?

Any takers?

That’s right.  I just keep reading the same assinine statements from the socialist liberals on this site and it makes my brain hurt.  I believe that it is pretty useless to try and convince people who are bent in justifying their beliefs that socialism and Obama is what is good for our counrty.  They are too lazy to do the research and get the facts to make an intelligent determination or they have no decency, patriotism and are just anti-Constitution.  Yes, they ALL fit in one of those two catagories.

Those military personnel that fought for this country and form of government are rolling over in their graves.  Those patriots willing to die for this country’s cause, as well as those that did, are shaking their cosmic senses asking “I think we forgot something to prevent this from happening”.  We will be citizens of the world.  We will be the richest nation in the world and support all those countries that are determined to need our aid (money) until, of course, there is no more to give.  Then we can sit back and watch those other nations of the UN come to our support…..right?  We will have open borders and allow anyone to come here and send jobs and material to other countries.  This is further sharing of the wealth.

I’m not going to give the time of day toward stupidity and we seem to attract alot to this site.  I will wait till we incarcerate or the end of term for Kaine’t.  Then I will start with baby steps to get a new conservative and Constitutional governor elected in Virginia.  Then the Senators.  Then the Representatives.  Then I start pushing for secession from the USA and revive the original meaning of the Constitution.  Too many morons in this country that just don’t have an understanding of the change of events they are initiating.  You should try to live in a country that practices your ideology before changing this one.  It would be a rude awakening.  You liberals are a shame and a disgrace and unpatriotic!  If that flusters you into awareness, great.  If not, so what!  Just whine some more and go about your lies and deceit.

Signed

Jacob Jr. (just how I feel)