“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, March 19, 2010

As Went Detroit....So Goes America?

A friend of mine, born in Detroit, sent me the URL to this sad video.

If, as the reporter notes, you want to see the future of the US under Wonderboy's maximal socialistic plans, Detroit in the present is a good place to start.

Sad. Very, very sad.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NJ Governor Chris Christie On CNBC

Chris Christie appeared on CNBC yesterday morning. Hopefully, the CNBC clip is still able to be viewed. If so, it can be seen here.

In case it won't play, here's Christie's first public interview, also on CNBC, last month. Suffice to say, he is doing everything he promised last month....and more....much more.

My jaw dropped when Christie cited those job statistics. Last year, the state lost 121,000 private sector jobs, but created 11,300 new public ones.

That's the sort of liberal nonsense Corzine advocated and enabled. Christie is right to highlight it and stop it.

This is what fiscal honestly looks like. If you live in California, New York, Illinois, Michigan or Massachusetts, take a good, long look.

It's eventually coming to your state, as well.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wonderboy's Arm Twisting: Can An Ingenue Do It?

I heard that former Cleveland mayor, now Representative Dennis Kucinich, was treated to a flight on Air Force One the other day. Apparently a ride with Wonderboy is supposed to turn Dennis the Menace from a 'no' vote on health care to a 'yes.'

With some presidents, you could imagine this working. Say, Reagan, LBJ, JFK, or a second-term Bubba Clinton.

But Barry Obama? I don't think so.

The very naivete and inexperience of the First Rookie would seem to diminish the blandishments of offering up flights on his personal jet, a weekend at Camp David, or even a night in the Lincoln bedroom.

Would you really be that impressed with the guy who sat at a square table with all those Senators and Representatives last month, behaving like a surly high school teacher?

I don't think so.

His political errors have become so glaring and numerous that it's questionable anyone would now be induced by the typical favors bestowed by presidents on the hunt for votes.

People like Jimmy Carter weren't known for being able to buy votes with the allure of the White House. I don't think Wonderboy will be, either.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Incredible Folly of Chris Dodd 'Reforming' Anything

It was enough to make you vomit.

Yesterday, 'doddering' Chris Dodd, chased into retiring from the Senate for both his ethics violations and inept handling of his chairmanship of the Senate committee overseeing the financial sector, was bloviating about his newly-released bill to overhaul regulation of the financial services sector.

Here's a very simple way to view this joke.

Why should a guy who botched the oversight of this sector be in any way involved in its so-called 'reform?'

In fact, why should any Democrat or Republican who served on the committee over term from, say, 2000-2007 be involved? Why are any of those nitwits even still on the committee?

Yes, including Richard Shelby. After all, Greenspan's initial mistakes in maintaining the low interest rates which stoked the mortgage boom which led to the crisis occurred during a period of Republican majority in the Senate.

In the private sector, you generally fire the failed CEO or functional executive, then bring in someone more competent to fix problems.

In the Congress, you make the idiot chairman and let him try to pass his own stupid ideas.

In Dodd's case, the moron isn't even returning to the Senate next year! Who actually takes any of his moronic ideas seriously? He's one of the idiots who let himself be bribed by sweetheart mortgages from Angelo Mozillo at Countrywide to look the other way as poor quality mortgages were orginated and fed into Fannie and Freddie.

Rather than cover his self-important press conference on the matter, then have him on air this morning, gushing worshipful tones at the jerk, CNBC should have instead announced yesterday,

'Senator Dodd, who is resigning after this term ahead of a thrashing from his GOP opponent in November, is releasing a bill he authored on financial sector reform. However, our network has decided, in view of Dodd's disastrous oversight of the sector, that he could not possibly have anything of value to express on the topic. So we won't be bothering to cover his announcement.'

It's an insult to the American voters that Dodd is even proposing this bill, let alone that any media outlet would actually cover it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

More Liberal Bias On CNBC Last Week

CNBC's early morning Squawkbox program has a feature just before 7am called "The Chairs."

Periodically, the co-anchors, Becky Quick, Joe Kernen and Carlos whatshisname, repair to director's chairs to discuss ostensibly non-business issues.

Late last week, Kernen read from an editorial in the Washington Post, a paper he referred to as 'one of yours' to Carlos, by Carter pollster Pat Caddell. As he has explained on Sean Hannity's Fox program many times, Caddell expressed the view that Wonderboy is committing political suicide by pushing his flawed healthcare bill against an overwhelming, informed voter opposition. Caddell wrote, and has said, that he believes this effort will result in both Houses of Congress becoming Republican-led after November's elections.

In reply, Carlos, who is relatively young and, frankly, unbelievably naive, sputtered that health care is so important that his Democrats (he is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal) don't care about losing political power, so intent are they on doing 'the right thing.'

And that, he passionately declared, is to pass Barry's big health care changes and 'save money' over the next decade. Apparently this rube actually believes the currently-proposed monstrosity will do that.

At this point, even liberal, but thinking, co-anchor Becky Quick couldn't take any more of Carlos' drivel, and jumped in to pile on him with Kernen. She emphatically rejected the current bill, correctly noted it is front-end loaded with new taxes, back-end loaded with spending, and unwisely attempts to reorganize too much of our nation's competitive economy in one big gulp.

She then went on to reflect the views of many independent voters that the two parties really must work together to pass more restrained, realistic, genuine "reform," not simply either pass this proposal, or nothing.

It was quite a few minutes of live political theatre. Carlos portrayed himself as a total idiot. Completely naive, believing federal government social program spending projections, and unwaveringly believing that Wonderboy is only trying to save the US money and restore business competition through reduced, albeit government-controlled, health insurance and care spending.

You just couldn't write comedy as good as Carlos' loony behavior that morning.