CONSERVATIVE QUOTE: "The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses." - Albert Einstein
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D - NY)
"There is nothing now that we can't tackle." - Statement after ObamaCare passed the House.
**Uh, the American people raised hell while the Democrats schemed to pass ObamaCare, and are still raging after the fact. So, what exactly do Louise and her pals have in mind?
"In the wake of health care's passage, we have a strong case to make that [Cap & Trade] can be the next breakthrough legislative fight." - Sen. John Heinz Kerry (Du - Mass)
Really? After passing the job killing health care bill these idiots think it will be a good idea to pass an even bigger job killer in Cap & Tax?
"Given how long we have been debating the need for comprehensive immigration reform, the American people want and deserve nothing less."- Frank Sharry (America's Voice - an immigration group)
Really? We have an official unemployment rate of 9+% (the actual rate is over 17%), but now is a good time to give amnesty to 12-20 million illegal immigrants?
Are these Democrats actually this nuts to follow up the health care fight with an equally big fight over Cap & Tax and/or Amnesty? Well yes, they are that nuts...And the November elections can't come soon enough.**
"Today we're doing something that ranks with what we did with Social Security or Medicare."
- Commenting about the House passing the Senate health care bill.
**I'm afraid Dingell's correct:
Social Security Liability = $14,229,422,900+ Medicare Liability = $74,868,658,100+ Combined = over $89 trillion.
For kicks lets add in our Prescription Drug Liability = $18,826,623,000+
Go to the bottom of theDebt Clockfor the updated statistics. It will have gone up significantly between the time I post this and you read it.
That's over $107 trillion dollars in liability (and counting, very quickly)...Our current Gross Domestic Product is about $14 trillion per year. In easier to understand terms, our Social Security, Medicare and Prescription Drug Liability is greater than seven years of the nation's total production combined.
ObamaCare is going to not only add to these three monstrosities, but it is going to multiply the total liability...It's also going to bring the country to a point of insolvency much quicker than the train-wreck course it was already on.
For this, the Democrats should be truly proud...And yes, the credit for such a 'great' accomplishment will be all theirs!**
"My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive [with health care 'reform']...We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow."
**The 2000 pages in the Senate bill, along with who knows what they'll throw in their reconciliation package, aren't enough for Queen Nancy? No, no, no. She needs more; much, much more...More as in SINGLE PAYER, GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED HEALTH CARE!
"I never stop whipping. There's no beginning, there's no middle, and there's no end. My life is a constant whip operation." - Mistress Nancy
Maybe she's talking about "whipping" up votes, and maybe she's not. Maybe she's a freaky-deak like her San Fran Sicko constituents...And maybe she's simply talking about the whipping she's giving the American people in general.**
"For Americans who get their insurance through the workplace. How many people are getting insurance through their jobs right now? Raise your hands. Alright. Well, a lot of those folks, your employer its estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3000%, which means they could give you a raise."
- Statement made at an Ohio rally. The crowd went wild.
**A thinking person would imagine the crowd went wild with laughter at the sheer idiocy of this comment, but no, the crowd went wild with glee at the genius of the Math Teacher-in-Chief.
Lets play with numbers and assume an insurance premium is $500/month: A 50% premium reduction would mean the employer would pay $250/month. A 99% premium reduction would mean the employer would pay $5/month...A 3,000% premium reduction would mean the employer would pay $-15,000/month; the insurance company would pay the employer $15,000/month.
No doubt "they could give you a raise."
I don't know of anyone who wouldn't take that deal (other than the mean ol' insurance companies, of course)...Then again, you'd have to live in "Fairy Tale Land" to believe Obama's idea is possible. There is one that seems most Obama-like: Pinocchio.**
Jesse Weller (Spokesman for Prez. Obama's Favorite Gov't Agency)
"[The IRS has no comment] due to privacy and disclosure laws."
- Statement made regarding two IRS agents showing up at the business Harv's Metro Car Wash demanding payments of delinquent taxes.
**Sounds like a straightforward case, right? IRS agents are supposed to go after delinquent taxes...In this case they were going after 0.04 dollars; 4 cents.
Yes, you read that correctly.
As if 4 cents isn't crazy enough, Aaron Zeff (owner of the car wash) has a letter from the IRS dated October 22, 2009, stating he "has filed all required returns and addressed any balances due."
Considering the letter and the amount of the so called tax owed, I guess it makes sense for the IRS to have 'no comment,' because anything they could say on the matter would be comical and ridiculous...Well, anything short of: 'Uhhh, sorry. We f'd up.**
"Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate (Barack Obama)...but he couldn't sell watermelon if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."
**OMG! He did not! Danny Blather did not just go there!
I'm sure Rather didn't mean anything with his "watermelon" comment for our first black president. I'm betting he just got tripped up in his words, and really meant:
'but he couldn't sell fried chicken...'
Uh, maybe that's not it either. What he really meant was:
'but he couldn't sell collared greens...'
Uh, maybe not that either. Maybe he simply meant what he said, and had every intention of making a "watermelon" reference with a black man...Either way we'll never know, because Blather's a Liberal, and as such he'll never be pressed on it by the media. A fact which makes them all a bunch of racists.**
I rarely do this, but Harry deserves to be heard, not just read:
**Uhhhh, "only 36,000 people lost their jobs today"? That's "really good"?
I suppose our 9.7% unemployment rate is "really good", too? I suppose our 'real unemployment rate' of 16+% is "really good", as well?
What's really scary is if this jobs report is anything like most of the reports which have preceded it, then we'll get a re-evaluated report in a week or so showing an 'unexpected' jump in unemployment...'Unexpected' my arse.
"[The climate change debate] reminds me in some ways of the debate taking place in this country and around the world in the late 1930's. And during that period with Nazism and fascism growing - a real danger to the United States and democratic countries all over the world - there were people in this Congress, in the British parliament saying, 'Don't worry! Hitler is not real! It'll disappear! We don't have to be prepared to take it on.'"
**Wait a minute! I thought G.W. Bush, or at the very least Dick Cheney, was the new Hitler? Hmmm. I must be confused...So, I'll leave the rest of my comment to one atThe Patriot Post: "Wow, that's a great analogy! The only difference between the two situations is that the Nazis were real." - James Taranto**
TRUMPISM "[D]efined as secure borders, economic nationalism, interests-based foreign policy, and above all judging every government action through a single lens: does this help or harm Americans." - Journal of American Greatness
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
Landsman Louis G. Chaput
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Canada. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Severely wounded, Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon and returned to his gun until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.