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This is old news, but I have to address it, because Democrats keep trying to peddle the myth that President Clinton had three federal budgetary surpluses, and was on track for surpluses for the next decade until President Bush came along and ruined everything. This is demonstrably false, easily disproven. The facts are - the USA never had a budgetary surplus under President Clinton. Never. Not in any year of his presidency (but he did come close once. In fiscal year 2000, the deficit was only $17.9 billion).
To prove this, all one has to do is look at the U.S. National Debt for the years of the claimed Clinton surpluses (1998-2000). For each alleged "surplus" year of Clinton's presidency, the U.S. National Debt GREW, an impossibility if there really was a surplus. If there really was a surplus, the National Debt would have gone down. It didn't. The mythical Clinton "surpluses" are really nothing more than accounting tricks, smoke and mirrors. The government is REALLY good at using smoke and mirrors to hide the truth from the American public. Here's how they did it with Clinton (and they are still doing it)...To read more or comment...
My biggest problem with the advocates of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming has always been their obvious closed-mindedness, which is utterly inconsistent with the principles of science. The "warmers" won't engage in debate. They demonize global warming agnostics and questioners as "flat-earthers." They question the motives of dissenters. They ignore any data that isn't consistent with their beliefs, which makes those beliefs appear predetermined. These characteristics of the warmers make them appear almost like cult members, driven by ideology. I can understand this from a political standpoint, because politics is often little more than thuggery. I can't, however, accept this type of behavior from a scientific standpoint. Science is supposed to be the pursuit of truth, not the pursuit of an agenda. Science is not fixed and unquestioned. It doesn't have an end. It is an ongoing endeavor.
Wikipedia explains the scientific method as follows:To read more or comment...
One of the most useful strategies known to politicians is some variation on the CHANGE theme, one of the keywords in President Obama's 2008 campaign. The electorate almost always desires CHANGE, because politicians almost always foul things up, making CHANGE almost always sound great. I'm hard-pressed to think of a politician who ran on an "I'll keep things exactly the same" platform. If there ever was one, he/she probably lost the election. Here are a few of the CHANGE-based campaign slogans used by politicians through the years:
- Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago ? - Ronald Reagan, 1984, (CHANGE from Jimmy Carter).
- A Chicken In Every Pot. A Car In Every Garage - Herbert Hoover, 1928, (CHANGE that will get you more stuff).
- Back To Normalcy - Warren G. Harding, 1920 (CHANGE from WWI).
- A Time For Greatness - John F. Kennedy, 1960 (CHANGE for the better).
- It's Time To CHANGE America - Bill Clinton, 1992 (general CHANGE)
- To Begin Anew - Eugene McCarthy, 1968 (start the CHANGE all over again)
- CHANGE We Can Believe In - Barack Obama, 2008 (CHANGE, and this time we mean it !)
When Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman's body was found hanging from a tree in september with the letters 'FED' scrawled across his chest, left wing moonbats went, well, moonbatty. They instantly leapt to the conclusion that conservatives were to blame, without knowing the facts of the case. They blamed everything they could label as conservative - Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), all the conservatives on talk radio, Fox News, the Tea Party movement, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), etc, etc, etc, etc. The moonbats went hissy-fit crazy, spreading their irrational fears of a Great Right-Wing Murderous Rampage all across the land. Our local liberal loon here at Ohio.com, the Reverend at the Blog Of Mass Destruction, wrote a piece called 'Has The War Begun ?', which contained such pearls of hate-filled non-wisdom as this:To read more or comment...
Why bother watching Olbermann or Maddow go after Sarah Palin, when you can get a two-fer by watching both Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity together in one interview ?!?! Here it is from the source, undiluted. Grab yourself a veggie burger and a soy latte, and get your hate on.
My favorite line ? Palin actually referred to the liberal elitist tabloid hate press as "the lamestream media." How can I not like that ? I use the term myself, and they haven't even attacked my family, as they have Palin's. She has earned the right.
When I found out that the Associated Press had eleven reporters furiously fact-checking Sarah Palin's new book, illustrating that Palin Derangement Syndrome has not yet subsided (and did you hear the over-the-top Palin attacks by MSNBC and CNN last night ?), I thought maybe we should examine some statements made by a more important person, namely (in Michael Buffer's boxing announcer voice)....the Leader Of The Free World, the Teleprompter In Chief, the Apologist To The World, the Fence-Sittter General, The Preeeeeeee-sident Of The United Staaates...Barack Husseeeeeeeeeeeeein Obama !
Let's look at some of his statements, since the press rarely does.To read more or comment...
“After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September the 11th will finally face justice. They will be brought to New York—New York — to answer for their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks from where the twin towers once stood.” - Attorney General Eric Holder.
Eric Holder is mistaken. Those terrorists coming to New York for trial were brought to justice years ago. They aren't on vacation down there in Guantanamo Bay. They are prisoners of a war Al Qaeda declared against the United States in 1996. Self-confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured in 2003. All five of the terrorists coming to New York for trial were already set to be tried before military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. What Holder has done is to grant foreign warriors the full rights of American citizenship by putting them into our civilian court system. Holder is seeking the death penalty, but KSM also faced the death penalty under the military commissions system.To read more or comment...
If what I read today is accurate, President Obama wants to freeze government spending and/or cut the spending of some departments by 5% in next year's budget.
For the very first time, I'll give Obama a 'Yes We Can !' without being satirical. It this happens, it's a baby step in the right direction. A very teeny, weeny baby step, but a step nonetheless.To read more or comment...
Calling all big government advocates !!! It's time to do your patriotic duty for your country. As VP Joe Biden would say, "step up and be part of the deal."
As the Christmas season approaches, what better present could all you compassionate statists, leftists, socialists, communists, marxists, maoists, progressives, and liberals give us than to pay down the massive federal debt that all this out-of-control government spending has rained down upon our heads ? Show those mean old conservative grinches that you big government types are standup people who have the courage of your convictions. Send a big fat check to Uncle Sam to brighten the holidays for all us recession stressed Americans. We know you are the good people (because you keep telling us you are), so I'm going to tell you where to send your money. No need to thank me. Remember to dig deep, and give until it hurts. Your country needs you. The poor and oppressed need you, now more than ever.To read more or comment...
"Under our [health care reform] plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions." - President Obama, addressing a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009. (link)
Obama spent most of this year repeating the above words, and he characterized anybody who said otherwise, namely Republicans, as divisive peddlers of "outrageous myths."To read more or comment...
Once upon a time, when I was nineteen years old, I read J.R. Tolkien's 1100-page Lord Of The Rings trilogy in about a week. I only accomplished that because I was in the hospital in traction at the time, and didn't have anything else to do. It was either hobbits or soap operas. I was thankful for the hobbits.
But what if, instead of Lord Of The Rings, I had undertaken to read the 1990-page House health care reform bill, filled with the wonders of it's arcane legalese ? Would I have been able to read and comprehend all the ramifications of that in one short week ? Very doubtful, but that's what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi expects her congressional representatives to do. Pelosi wants a vote on the health care reform bill on saturday, eight days after it was written. Could it be that Pelosi and company want a quick vote because they desire to pass the bill before people really figure out what's in it ? That has been the modus operandi of the liberal Democrat wing all year regarding health care reform. Remember that President Obama wanted a bill passed by july, but the bluedog Democrats and Republicans stopped that mistake from happening. Ironically, the longer congressional Democrats work on health care reform bills, the bigger and more convoluted they get (it ain't easy to cater to so many special interests at once). The House health care bill is now over a trillion dollars, above Obama's low, low bargain cost ceiling of $900 billion, not that it matters. We shouldn't believe anything Obama says about health care anyway. You know he'll sign anything called health care reform that gets to his desk, no matter how bad it is, just so he can claim victory.To read more or comment...
When the Republican party scored big gubernatorial wins in New Jersey and Virginia yesterday, emerging victorious in those two blue states that voted for Obama only one short year ago, I couldn't help but think of all the pundits and talking heads who giddily predicted years and years of GOP'ers scrounging for food in the political wilderness after Obama's historic 2008 victory and the 2006 Democratic takeover of Congress. 'The political landscape has shifted forever !' proclaimed these sages of punditry (who almost all happen to be Democrats). 'The Reagan Revolution is over ! The GOP is marginalized !,' intoned these bellwethers of bombastic buffoonery (who almost all happen to be Democrats).
As it turns out, forever isn't a very long time when it comes to politics. The Republicans won almost everything yesterday. They even won the one race they lost. I'll get back to that in a minute.To read more or comment...
There's an old political truism that says you don't raise taxes during a recession. The reason is, raising taxes during a recession tends to make the recession worse. They used to call that - economics.
But that was before the Age Of Obama and Pelosi, where economic rules no longer apply. Obama and Pelosi just love to raise them some taxes, recession or not. It's full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes with those two. The enormous 1990-page House health care bill is no exception. Following are the taxes contained in that bill, courtesy of Americans For Tax Reform:To read more or comment...
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