US Government Shutdown - What Really Happens...

John Boehner, House Speaker, and Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader are still $60 billion apart on cuts to make in the 2011 budget, a budget the Democrats failed to pass before the last midterm elections.

March 4th was the prior shutdown date, avoided due to last minute temporary spending extensions, leading to the next shutdown date on April 8.  This dance has ended in a shutdown 16 times since Jimmy Carter was president.

The voters were not able to eject Obama or Harry Reid, so cuts in spending are being resisted by the Obama Administration, and the Senate Democrats - both issuing threats to shutdown the government.  The phrase "government shutdown' is a scare tactic the Democrats use, instead of abiding by responsible budgets and spending.

What really happens if the government is shutdown?  It depends on the length of the shutdown.  The standoff between Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich over balancing the federal budget – lasted 21 days, from Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996.  Clinton characterized the shutdown as an attempt to gut Social Security, scaring seniors, and turning public opinion against Gingrich, and the budget work.  During that shutdown, 800,000 federal workers were furloughed (out of 4.2 million). The only real effect was a delay in processing passports and visas, and other minor issues the Democrats exaggerate.

Bonus Points?  Members of Congress are exempt from a shutdown as is the President.

Since 1980, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has required government agencies to make  plans for an “orderly shutdown.” The plans require agencies to “limit their operations to minimum essential activities” and to reallocate funds to avoid interruption of services as long as possible. In short?  The government has contingency plans, and funds to cover the emergency.  The Obama Administration a few weeks ago issued a government wide memo instructing agencies not to divulge the depth and extent of these plans/funds.

The real issue is - Why Are Democrats Threatening To Shutdown The Government?  Voters expect and deserve the government to rectify the massive destruction in spending and debt the Democrats have been creating.

The reason Democrats lost in the last midterm is due to their reckless, and malicious spending.  The final answer still lies with the voters, will they side with the GOP? Or the Democrats?  Remember, the gorilla in the room are the historically record deficits of nearly $2 trillion, and the unmanageable, and country killing debt of over $14.4 trillion.

Debt Ceiling - What You Need To Know...

Obama Ends School Testing

President Barack Obama says students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways.  Obama favored attendance, and healthy discussion of culture, minority rights, even in a science class.  Or just plain cheat.

Obama is aware that US public schools are failing, that though US public school spending is up 220% since 1990, the promised results, according to Obama and his liberal brethren,  seem to indicate that failing students, fail due to the testing, and not due to the lack of quality education.  Astounding!

The schools debate is raging, teachers and their unions blame parents, funding, and the troublesome test results.  Parents blame the teachers, tenure, and the lack of flexibility in regard to vouchers, and school choice.  Surprise, Obama owned by the unions, sides with the AFT and NEA.

The US now spends more per student than any country in the world, excepting Switzerland.  As public schools have declined, private schools have excelled, on less money, no help from government, and oddly, no teachers unions; yet the parents and students are the same.

The DC Voucher Experiment proved that, given a choice, minority students fare better than if forced to remain in Teachers Union dominated public schools.  When the results were published, the unions mounted a fierce campaign of lobbying to keep the Obama administration from extending the program, once it had expired.  Oddly, the Democratic party constituents denied were these very same DC parents; seems unions trump these minority kids, apparently.

The battle for the public schools has an unfortunate victim, the students.  Become armed with the truth, and the facts, and do your part to counter the destructive nature of Obama's attitude, and the crony AFL/CIO AFT Union he protects.

GOP Led US House reinstates DC school voucher program.

Caterpillar Leaves Illinois Over Tax Spat?

Caterpillar chief executive officer Doug Oberhelman said officials in at least four other states have approached the company about relocating since Illinois raised its income tax in January. They are:  Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Indiana, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.  Surprised Ohio isn't getting into the fray, likely they will in time.

"I want to stay here. But as the leader of this business, I have to do what's right for Caterpillar when making decisions about where to invest," Oberhelman wrote in the letter obtained Friday by the Lee Enterprises Springfield bureau. "The direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business and I'd like to work with you to change that."

"These are the kinds of letters we fear," said Patty Schuh, spokeswoman for Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont. "Even more worrisome are the hundreds of businesses being wooed that we don't know about."

California has been bleeding business for a decade for the same reasons; taxes, fees, regulations - in general, hostility toward business.  California, and Illinois, both blue boys, are poster kids for how Democrats in power destroy economies, and spend themselves into drunken stupors.  Both are burning their candles at both ends, reducing revenues as business exits, and swaggering uncontrolled spending with massive entitlement, and union-fertile give-aways.

Trump Whoops Whoopie

Donald Trump paid The View a visit and obliquely
asked: “why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? And you know what? I wish he would, because I think it’s a terrible pale that’s hanging over him.”, leading to, "There’s Something On That Birth Certificate That He Doesn’t Like".

Whoopie Goldberg has emerged as the shows resident "race carder" and staunch Obamabot. Targeting Trump, scowling on the end of the sofa, she spat “Donald, I think that’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages! It’s not because he’s black, is it?", Trump's answer wasn't required, but he still said "of course not". Not good enough, Whoopie unwavering, and still on the race hunt blurted, “Because I’ve never heard a white president being asked to show his birth certificate. That’s B.S.”.
But the fact remains, Barak  has yet to offer anyone a signed, long-form, birth-certificate from anywhere, Hawaii or Kenya. Why do we care? Well, unless Obama has such a document, from a US state, he does not qualify to be president. A small matter of constitutional crises proportion. To date, the courts refuse to get involved, not because the issue is moot, imagine the courts finding a POTUS a fraud?

Whoopie assumes that since Obama is the president, he must, therefore, be a US citizen, that he must have been born in the USA. Sadly, sorry Ms. Whoopie, no cigar.

The FEC does not vet presidents, and there have been past examples of possible violations of the constitution regarding Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution.

Leading us back to the child-like, moon-eyed, earnest and yet innocent question - Please Show Us A Birth Certificate Mr. Barry, Please, Please....

Gen. Obama At Tobruk

The United States could not "simply stand by with empty words" while Gaddafi ... was "carrying out murders of civilians" and "threatened more," Obama insists.

Many are baffled by Obama's knee-jerk reactions; is this about human rights, is this about Lockerbie, is this about oil, is this about Gaddafi threats to his own people?  The motive and the mission are still not clear.  And since Obama didn't bother to run this thru debate or discussion in the US Congress, all we can do is guess.

If Obama is going after dictators he has a lot of work to do. Gadaffi is way down the list!  The worlds most dangerous countries -  wouldn't that be the real prize?

1. Robert Mugabe  Zimbabwe
2. Omar al-Bashir  Sudan
3. Kim Jong-Il   North Korea
4. Than Shwe   Myanmar
5. King Abdullah  Saudi Arabia
6. Hu Jintao    China
8. Isayas Afewerki  Eritrea   
9. Berdymuhammedov  Turkmenistan
0. M. Gaddafi   Libya

In the end, it appears Obama is just being Obama, rambling around, vacationing, dabbling, and maybe watching too many World War II movies?.

Obama Attacks Libya While Hillary The Hun Cheerleads

Obama has not bothered to either consult with, or get formal authorization from the US Congress for his military warmaking on Libya.  In fact, Obama isn't even around while its going on, he is in Chile.

Obama says he is a constitutional law expert - where is the expertise?  Obamacare violates the Commerce Clause, and now this: Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution specifies that it is the Congress that has the power to declare war.

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." - candidate Barak Obama answering questions by Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe.

Hillary's answer: "If the country is under truly imminent threat of attack, of course the President must take appropriate action to defend us. At the same time, the Constitution requires Congress to authorize war. I do not believe that the President can take military action – including any kind of strategic bombing ... without congressional authorization..."

Left Wing hypocrisy on Libya is also stark, in the absence of protests, and commentary.  A few are beginning to peel off though.  Michael Moore To Obama: Return Your Nobel Peace Prize...

Extra special irony?  Obama may well be helping Al Qaeda in Libya.

The stench of hypocrisy is all over Obama and Hillary Clinton, wonder how many can smell it?

Internet Tax Man Cometh

As the Obama's party in Rio and their tidy little war in Libya starts in earnest, Democrats in blue states are looking for new cash cows to keep their spending parties going.

Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as blue states like California, Illinois, New York, Arkansas, Rhode Island, Vermont, Colorado, Texas, and North Carolina lead the charge to force Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.

But how to do it without violating a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that prohibits a state from forcing businesses to collect sales taxes unless the business has a physical presence, such as a store, in that state.  Taxes are like the golden honey syrup to a Democrat, and these states have crafty honey stealing bears ready to pretend that an "affiliate", "shipping center", or even an "advertiser" qualifies as a physical presence.

Online retailers such as and Inc. disagree with the states' actions, and they're fighting back, with mixed results.

The day of avoiding tax in an online purchase may soon be coming to an end - and with it, an end to the modern virtual store front.

Hollywood Celebs Are in Big Trouble With the Tax Man.

Starbuck's Sticker Shocker

Starbucks Corp. is raising prices it charges retailers for packaged coffee by up to 12% to cope with higher costs for beans.

Starbucks also raised the price it suggests stores charge to $9.99 from $8.99 for a 12-ounce package of Starbucks coffee and to $7.99 from $6.99 for Seattle's Best.

Starbucks is not alone, J.M. Smucker Co., which sells Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts brands, has increased prices several times during the past year. Sara Lee Corp., Kraft Foods Inc. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. also have raised prices.

Why?  March 9: Benchmark May arabica KCc2 futures on ICE hit a 34-year high at $2.9665 per lb.
Translation: coffee, like gasoline, cotton, copper, food in general are rising at decades record rates.  

All the while Obama marches off to open a new war front in Libya, and takes the sun on the beaches of Rio.  Inflation are 'tax' hikes on your life-staples now running amok, unabated, and apparently unnoticed by the Law Professor.

Obamba Does The Samba

Obama’s Rio Trip – No Treaties, No Summits, No Diplomatic Breakthroughs.

Officially, Obama will take five days with his brood in tow to find those elusive jobs, globe-trotting to the South American capital city of sin, Rio De Janeiro. 

“In this increasingly interconnected and fiercely competitive world, our top priority as a nation has to be creating and sustaining new jobs and new opportunities for our people,” Obama writes in an op-ed for USA TODAY.

Obama must have seen an opening in his party schedule to make time for this trip, after all one can only play so many rounds of golf in DC when snow is still on the ground.

Obama has a phone on Air Force One, right? - Japan's Meltdowns, Middle East Uprisings, New Records For Jobless, Poverty, Cost Of Living, Understated Budget Deficits, Debt/Deficits, and gas prices...

Tea Party Tricksters Tumble

Former Michigan Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies (up to 14 years in prison) for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November's ballot.

"It was learned that a scheme was developed by a party leader in Lansing to place on the ballot people pretending to be Tea Party activists and that this was going to be a statewide effort," Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.

The sheriff says 23 statewide races had questionable Tea Party candidates on the ballot and the investigation may go beyond Oakland County.

The big election in 2012 will be the most important in US History since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.  The full future and fate of the US will be waged as the ineffective, destructive Democrats are challenged in the Senate, and the White House.

The corruption in Michigan, and the other convictions in the defunct ACORN organization are proof and a clear warning that the Democrats and their willing accomplices will stop at nothing to subvert the will of the people.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

Gaddafi Goes For The Kill

Muammar Gaddafi's forces are pushing towards the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and predict they will suppress the rebel uprising within days.  A Gaddafi victory and a crackdown on protests in Bahrain will turn the tide in the region against pro-Obama movements.  Recall, Obama went out of his way to condemn Gaddafi, a sentiment we can bet Gaddafi will remember when he takes back full control.

At an evening rally in a huge tent in Tripoli, Gaddafi condemned the rebels as rats, dogs, hypocrites and traitors. No doubt he will turn his attention to the Obama missteps, ally himself with Iran, and Al Qaeda, and be a major new force against the US in the coming years.

Recall Obama chirping from the sidelines on Iran, failing to support opposition to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
 Soon after, Iran fueled and started their nuclear reactors, setting up a quick pathway to creating weapons-grade Plutonium.

"I think history will end up recording that at every juncture in the situation in Egypt, that we were on the right side of history," Obama said defensively.  Hillary Clinton was shunned today in Egypt by the youthful rebel leaders.  Today, she also announced she will stop down in 2012.

All in all, Obama seems to be failing in a serial fashion in the middle east; the Afghanistan war with subsequent firing of two generals, Libya and Iran are well in the hands of US haters, and even the grand uprising in Egypt is not clear on direction with the Muslim Brotherhood patiently angling for control.

Obama may well be leaving his successor with a mess completely out of control and too deep to alleviate.

Michael 'Jaba' Moore - Marxist, Misguided, or Masochistic

Evidence shows Moore has a long history of egoistic rants dating back to 1986 when he was fired from Mother Jones magazine for refusing to publish articles critical of left-wing causes.

“The articles were flatly wrong and the worst kind of patronizing bullshit,” Moore crowed.

In October 2002, Moore’s website shows him recommending links to the Democratic Socialists of America and Solidarity: A Socialist Feminist Organization.

“He is anti-American, pro any activism, and a demagogue,” Radosh told TheDC (a former colleague of Moore's).  “I would call him a far-left extremist and radical, who follows the most extreme trajectory of the 60’s New Left.”

Moore is a despicable character in any case.  He never misses a chance to put his fat frame and fat mouth in front of a camera and spew anti-US hyperbole.  Witness the comments from him on Gov. Walker.

Israel OKs Settlement After Family of 5 Murdered

Israel’s cabinet approved early Sunday a decision to build 400 housing units in West Bank settlements, in an apparent response to the murder Friday night of a settler couple and three of their children.

The killings Friday night occurred when one or two arab attackers jumped the fence surrounding the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar and broke into the home of Ruth and Udi Fogel, aged 35 and 36, respectively.

The attackers went room to room, stabbing the parents, a three- month-old girl, and two boys aged 3 and 11.

This blogger would strongly advise Israel to take back the Gaza strip, bulldoze the area completely, people present or not, and seal the soil under 10 feet of concrete for a future city.  The arabs in the region are obvious animals, who need to be exported to Egypt where they originated from sixty years ago.

Dayton Police ‘F’ Troops

The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. It’s a move required by the Holder U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

“It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community,” said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane.  “It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation.”

The Dayton Fire Department is also being forced to comply with the "Dumbing Down" of its forces under these orders.

The D.O.J. will be forcing other police/fire departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing.  Your city may be next.

Iowa House Passes End To Collective Bargaining

The Iowa House has approved a bill that overhauls the state’s collective bargaining law and reduces workers’ negotiating privileges.

This follows the historic vote in Wisconsin, Idaho, which ended teacher tenure, Ohio, which strips collective bargaining privilege totally, and soon Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and Arizona.

Who knows, we may save the schools, and the state budgets yet.  Next stop, Federal Workers – we need to fire a quarter of them.

WI Legislature Approves Union Bill

In huge blow to union power, Wisconsin’s state Assembly approves bill stripping nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public workers.

The bill is unaltered, except to eliminate the spending considerations, which allowed the legislature to proceed despite the temper tantrums from state senate Democrats.

Gov. Walker has signed into law - Unions failed to stop Democracy.

A dozen other states have already passed even more stringent laws to reign in their Unions.  Idaho has passed and end to teacher tenure, and restricted collective bargaining.  Ohio is following suit.  Florida, New Jersey, and Indiana have already done the same.

The lollipop gang of Democrat party senators can go home now. Let the recalls begin.

82% of US Schools ‘failing’

An estimated 82% of U.S. schools labeled as “failing” under the nation’s No Child Left Behind Act, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

The Department of Education estimates the number of schools not meeting targets will skyrocket from 37 to 82 percent in 2011.

Rather than address the problems, the Obama admin is trying to destroy the No Child law instead.  Classic reaction from liberals on education, if students are failing, get rid of the “F” grade – ignore the cause, go after the measuring tool.

Is it finally time to dump the notion of compulsory public schools run by taxpayers, and monopolized by Teachers Unions?

NPR Boss Quits After O'Keefe Expose'

Vivian Schiller, the President and CEO of National Public Radio, resigned after an undercover camera caught NPR Vice President Ron Schiller calling the tea party ‘racist’ and crowing that NPR could survive without government funds.

NPR was recently defunded by the GOP in the House.

Schiller, recall, was the menace behind the Juan Williams firing, a clear retaliation for Williams work on FoxNews.

The video was posted Tuesday by James O’Keefe, the same activist who took down ACORN and inspired others to expose Planned Parenthood.  O’Keefe was attacked by Dem. Sen. Mary Landrieu, recall, for entering her office with a camera.

We look forward to the continued heroic work of O'Keefe's, who brings back the meaning of investigative journalism, lost under the assault of Left-Wing taint in journalism schools nationwide.

O’Keefe is a national hero for his courageous work. Congratulations!

68% Say US On Wrong Track

Americans, who are suffering from high gasoline prices, and a long list of failed policies by the Barry Obama, believe the United States is on the wrong track by a large margin, presenting a fresh challenge for Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Wednesday, March 9.

It was the highest number of people in an Ipsos poll who believe the country is going in the wrong direction since Obama took office in January 2009.

Also troubling for the incompetent Obama is approval among independent voters who he will need for his 2012 re-election drive took a sharp dive, to 37 percent from 47 percent.

Mary Katherine Ham On The 'New' Tone

Mary Katherine Ham is a regular on the Fox Hannity, OReilley shows countering the 'house boy' for Obama, Juan Williams. 

Juan always comes out last in the commentary, partly because Juan is a bigot for Obama (Koolaider), and partly because Mary Katherine Ham has the cutting satirical mind of her generation.

Mary Katherine Ham is an award wining video blogger. She currently writes for The Daily Caller and The Weekly Standard

Find her commenting on the absurd left, especially poignant given the recent crusade by the left to yell down Sarah Palin in a failed attempt to connect her to the schizophrenic gunman in Arizona.

Her videos are short, and deadly.  See her slice up the 'new tone' speakers here.

‘Fleebagger Democrats’ Recall Effort Gains Traction

Pro–reform activists in Wisconsin are seeking to recall state Senators over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to rein in spending and the powerful government-employee unions that have been protesting the measure for more than three weeks.

The errant Senators, now termed the ‘Fleebaggers’ due to their flight from duty are eligible for recall as they have served at least one-year, a requirement.

Republicans and Tea Party activists almost immediately started circulating petitions to unseat as many of the runaway lawmakers as possible. And they’re making progress.

Union thugs also desire to recall Gov. Walker, however, none can be mounted as he has not served a year in office.

Thus far, Walker has aptly called the bluffs of both Union and in-flight Democrats -  issuing layoff notices to 1500 state workers as promised last Friday.

Wonder who is due to pay for the $7.5 million it took to clean up the Madison Capital building after weeks of camp-outs?

Obama's Secret Plan To Arm Libya's Rebels

Desperate to avoid US military involvement in Libya in the event of a prolonged struggle between the Gaddafi regime and guerrillas, Obama has asked Saudi Arabia if it can supply weapons to the rebels in Benghazi.

Saudi Arabia has so far refused to help Obama, even though Gaddafi tried to assissanate the King last year.

The Saudis remain the only US Arab ally strategically placed and able to furnishing weapons to the guerrillas of Libya. Obama wants to disclaim any military involvement in the supply chain – even though the arms would be American and paid for by the Saudis. 

Hypocrisy reigns supreme among the Left Wing, and Obama in specific.  Now that Obama has the tiller, he seems ready, backed by the hypocrites from the Left Wing, and willing to engage in covert arms transfers, and possibly all out military intervention in Libya.  Remember Iran-Contra, never trust a liberal again.

Job Openings Fall To 40-Year Record Lows

Obama is a proven failure – job creating but one category.  Barry's dream of millions of government jobs, as if solving the problem simply meant printing money and hiring minions of unneeded workers (1.4 million since he was sworn in).

Twenty months after the worst recession in decades, due entirely to the Democrats Housing Crash, job creation remains anemic.  Job openings remain 30% below their level when the downturn hit in December 2007. Gross hiring is down by 843,000 jobs.

Lost factory and construction jobs will never return, leaving those workers ill-equipped for jobs in the modern world of the 21st century.

Why?  Obama was never equipped to understand or deal with making private sector jobs.  His misguided, and destructive Keynesian economic approach did not work when FDR tried it, and of course, has not worked today.

Democrat Senators Bailing 2012

Five senators from the Democratic side of the aisle have already decided jump from the party plane in 2012.

“It’s about campaigns,” Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), a retiring member of the Democratic Caucus, told “It’s about both the unremitting — that’s a bad word to use — about the constant pressure to raise money and travel all over the country doing that and the nastiness of the campaign. ... I have no second thoughts about it.”

Others hanging it up are:  North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, and Jim Webb of Virginia.  More are expected to announce their retirement soon.

Republicans see the playing field expanding with each Democrat who bails on the Senate.“It certainly suggests that the pathway to get to 51 is achievable,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).

GOPAC chairman Frank Donatelli announcing to date 25 Democratic legislators have now switched parties and become Republicans.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Issues Layoff Notices

The epic standoff in Wisconsin over union privilege is at a tipping point as Gov. Scott Walker issued 1,500 pink slips to take effect early next month.

"I pushed it off as long as I could because I do not want to have layoffs," Walker said. But none of the 14 fugitive state Senate Democrats (fleebaggers) returned from Illinois.

Senate Republicans voted Thursday to hold the missing Democrats in contempt and disorderly conduct.  This has forced police to bring them back to the Capitol.  Once the senators do return, Fitzgerald said they could face reprimand, censure or even expulsion.

A strong theory on why this is happening now is connected to lowered property tax revenues, due to the Democrat Party Housing Crash of 2007 (Fannie Mae Affordable Housing For The Poor), and of course, the subsequent destruction of jobs in America.  Public Sector union members are not immune to the layoffs of their private sector counterparts.

The US Labor Dept. jobs report today indicates an alleged reduction in the jobless rate, this report is absent what the labor department calls the 'participation rate'.  In sort, the report does not include those that have left the workforce after their jobless benefits have expired.  The percentage of Americans not working or even trying to join the work force is at a near three-decade high, according to other reports by the US Labor Department.

Gallup: Jobless Rate 10.3% In February

Obama’s misery index is still rising.

Unemployment situation in the United States is not improving as shown in government statistics compiled by Gallup organization.  The February rate has hit 10.3%.

Underemployment — the jobless rate plus part- timers seeking full-time work — surged in mid-February to 19.6 percent from 18.9 percent at the end of January, the study found.

The US Labor department posts inaccurate assessments based on telephone surveys which excludes those leaving the workforce entirely.

Arianna Huffington Squeezed My Ass…

Jimmy Kimmel said he was felt up by the left-leaning Huffington Post editor-in-chief during an interview.

Kimmel added, “I used to do a game show called ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money,’ and she was on the show as a contestant. She was eliminated. I was standing at the podium and she starts squeezing my ass during the show – repeatedly squeezing it and I didn’t know what to do…”.

At the time of this incident, Huffington was married to Michael Huffington.

Obama Head Fakes His Health Care

This week Obama offered to let states design their own health systems, as long as they meet the overall goals of the national health care reform plan.
Obama appears obsessed with keeping the national conversation fixed on his failing Health Care programs.  Obamacare is on its way to becoming part of history's dustbin, piece by piece, the law is being whittled away.

Even Obama sees it coming.  What to do?  Head fake...sure, challenge states to "come up with a better alternative".  Sounds fun, the problem?  There are serious issues with state budgets, contrary to Obama misunderstanding his own priorities, the newly minted GOP governors are working to eliminate their red ink, much of it inherited from prior Democrat Party governors.

In short?  The governors would much rather repeal the reform law — or have it declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court — than join Mr. Obama in pretending to improve it. The vast majority are focused on their immediate need to reduce Medicaid spending to help close their budget gaps, not on fashioning alternatives for 2014.

One unintended consequence of Obama’s move on Monday may be to further confuse a US public already thoroughly flummoxed by the state of America’s health-care reform debate. Or is it unintended?

Left Wing Hypocrisy In Wisconsin...

In the aftermath of the Arizona shootings, we all came to realize the left-wingers will stop at no level of false accusation, and smears of the Tea Party, and innocent political figures like Sarah Palin, and Fox News.

See what passes for free speech in the left-wing world?

The stark hypocrisy of this sign of Gov. Walker, and other signs comparing Walker to Mubarak, and Stalin, are rampant in the Wisconsin circus.   Yet?  Try to find a single reference to them on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS?

Rasmussen polling shows the majority of people agree with Walker, and do not like the Unions role in this saga.

Rasmussen polling also shows the vast majority disagree with Wisconsin democrats rabbiting to avoid a vote on the spending bill.

China Owns $1.16 Trillion In US Debt

China’s holdings of US bonds reached $1.16 trillion at the end of December, almost $275 billion more than previously estimated.

Beijing, which has converted much of a huge trade surplus with the United States since Obama took office, held 26.1 percent of the total of $4.44 trillion held by foreigners.

Obama has been especially lame when it comes to China.  It is clear China sees Obama as a clown, often dismissing his commentary, and announcing new military and economic threats to the US at will.

Is China a threat to the US?  Consider this article:  U.S. Unveils Space Strategy, Noting China Threat.