Now THAT’s a Scary Thought

August 10, 2011

You know, I’m beginning to have some frightening thoughts. For example, on Monday, as I simultaneously watched the President say nothing useful and the Dow plummet nearly 200 points, I found myself thinking that maybe Joe Biden wouldn’t make such a bad president after all.

Yes, I know, good old open-mouth-insert-foot Joe, they guy who, while introducing wheelchair-bound Sen. Chuck Graham, called to him to “[S]tand up, Chuck, let the people see you!”

The same Veep who was caught on mike during the Obamacare signing ceremony telling the President, “This is a big f*ing deal!”

The very same gentleman who was confused enough to think that JOBS is a three-letter word. Ah well.

Regular readers here probably know that I started Obama’s presidency unhappy but willing to give the man the benefit of the doubt and hoping for his success in office. In the intervening years, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s, well, an idiot. I know that sounds harsh, but really, how else does one describe a man who speaks of 57 states, who is the Commander in Chief of our armed forces and, in a rehearsed speech, mispronounces the word “corpsman” not once, not twice, but three times? What else could you call someone who thinks there is language called Austrian? Who makes jokes about the Special Olympics?

This is a president who, by his abject insistence on “leading from behind,” by his disastrous inaction, by his complete lack of engagement with his job and his nation, has allowed our nation’s  AAA+ credit rating to drop for the first time ever.

When you look at it like that, even Joe Biden looks smart by comparison!

So maybe it’s time for Obama to step down and let his inspired choice for Vice President, good old Slow Joe, fill out the remainder of his term.

At this point, Joe could hardly do worse.

Stoutcat


London Burning: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

August 9, 2011

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you? Source: AP/PA

London is burning. Following the shooting death (by police) of a young black man suspected of being a gang member,  thugs and looters have taken to the streets en masse, baring the ugly side of humanity by employing random violence throughout the Tottenham area in North London. On some streets, not a single business has been left un-looted.  

In some ways, it’s not unlike similar riots we have seen here in America: A police action against a minority that is seen as questionable (or, in the eyes of the minority community, racially motivated). And before all the facts are uncovered, a few members in that minority community rush to judgement and take matters into their own hands. The result? Rioting, looting, and unfortunately, casualties.

But there is a difference in London’s rioting; and I fear it may be a harbinger of something far darker.  And I fear even more that it may well spread world-wide, including here in America. Call it the perfect storm of societal breakdown. And it crosses all racial, ethnic, and religious lines. 

Feeding my fear is that, even as I write this, the rioting is now spreading, not just to other parts of London, but also to other cities in England as reported in the Christian Science Monitor… including  Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool, Oxford and Reading… all cities that have no direct connection with the shooting incident. 

That raises the question: At this point, is the rioting just about the shooting? Or has society simply reached a flash point where thugs (regardless of background) are becoming so brazen they are taking the attitude of  ‘Let’s just do it! There ain’t enough cops to stop us all”?

The next few days will most likely disclose an answer. For if the British authorities are not able to stop the violence before it spreads throughout the rest of London and to even more cities, it will be seen as an opportunity by the large underclass of all nations who may decide to throw caution under the  bus and live by the old adages, “Might makes right!” and “There’s strength in numbers.”

Worse, if our law enforcement isn’t prepared to deal with this quickly and effectively (as London’s law enforcement has so far failed to do), we could see the complete breakdown of society we have long feared might eventually come.

Pay close attention to England, folks. As Fox News reported this morning,  British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken pro-active steps by recalling Parliament from its summer recess as well as boosting the number of police on the streets tonight to almost triple the amount of previous nights. This follows three days of rioting in London which has now spread to other cities, creatinging a full-blown political crisis.

Pray the authorities are able to stop the rioting and thug brutality. Otherwise, expect something wicked to reach our shores.

Gerry Ashley


Obama Reassures Us, Dow Immediately Plunges

August 8, 2011

There’s an old expression that goes, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you’re a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

"The U.S.A. Is Quad-A Rated. That's ONE Better Than The Rest."

In what has to be seen as a defining moment in Barack Obama’s failed presidency, the POTUS Ignoramus took to the airwaves today to “reassure the American people” that America is still doing well under his leadership, and that Standard & Poor’s downgrade of America’s credit rating was obviously a mistake.

The telling moment: Just after Obama suggested that the way to restore our credit rating and to overcome our debt problems is to spend more money on government projects, the Dow responded by dropping more than 100 points in just over a minute.

By 4PM the Dow had plunged a total of approximately 630 points for the day.  NASDAQ lost 80 points. It was the first time The Dow-Jones had closed under 11,000 since October of 2010.

I guess that would make what we have left, “Change we can live on?” Too bad America doesn’t have a “Vote of No Confidence” eh?

Of course, as Doug Powers points out, the Democratic Ignorami quickly huddled and came out united behind a new talking points memo.  Within minutes of each other, John “Have I reminded you I’m a Vietnam Veteran?” Kerry, Howard “Shriek” Dean and David Axelrod all came out with press releases or public statements using the term Tea Party Downgrade.

Our tongue-in-cheek department did an independent research and discovered the President’s secret team of Liberal Obfuscationists Spreading Erroneous Responsibility Statistics (L.O.S.E.R.S.) quickly released their own report which rejected Stand & Poor’s rating and immediately upgraded America’s credit rating to “Quad A” status. When told the highest level available on the S&P scale was TRIPLE A, a spokesman for the LOSERS responded (in his best Spinal Tap accent), “Right. Well we’re QUAD-A rated because we’re one better than the rest.”

Yep… right after we get a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, I think our next point of order is to invoke a “No Confidence Vote” amendment so we don’t have to remain stuck with a President who thinks America has 57 states… or that the best way to get out of debt is to borrow and spend even more.

Gerry “No Stocks” Ashley


Joe Biden vs. Tea Party “Terrorists”

August 7, 2011

As most of you know by now, during last week’s debt debates, our Vice President agreed with an elected member of Congress that members of the Tea Party “acted like terrorists”. While the Representative, Mike Doyle (D-PA) should most definitely be ashamed for saying such a thing, for the Vice President of the United States to agree with him is absolutely unconscionable.

While the office of the Vice Presidency may not be worth a bucket of warm spit, the current office holder is proving that he is worth even less than that.

In reading a variety of commentary around the internet about Mr. Biden’s deplorable decision to tar staunch American patriots with the brush of terrorism, I came across a post from a blogger in Delaware, Joe Biden’s home state. The blogger, Evan Queitsch, has written an open letter to VP Biden, and has done an eloquent job of portraying Tea Partiers and their goals and ideals. It is such a good piece that I requested (and received) permission from Mr. Queitsch to re-publish the letter, and have done so in full below. I urge you to visit his blog, DE Conservative, for more interesting posts.

Mr. Queitsch’s letter starts after the break. I hope you will read it all.

Stoutcat

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Obama Breath Mint Leaves Bad Taste In Liberals Mouths – And Exposes More Hypocrisy

August 6, 2011

Caution: May leave bitter taste in your mouth for years to come.

The left wing hypocrisy continues unabridged:  Tennessee Democratic State Representative Joe Armstrong was informed by a student at the University of Tennessee that a book store there was selling a breath mint called “Disapoint-Mints” which featured an image of President Obama on the cover.

Armstrong immediately went into hypocrite mode and demanded the product be removed as it was in poor taste, mocking the “sanctity” of the Presidency.  Rep. Armstrong  apparently didn’t have a problem with the same bookstore which sold similar products of political satire when George Bush was President.

This brings up a much larger issue:

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Jake Tapper Commits Journalism!

August 4, 2011

ABC News’ Jake Tapper does a gorgeous job of getting Press Secretary Jay Carney to admit that the President, despite his renewed protestations of “laser-like focus” on jobs, really isn’t doing all that much. As usual.

Wouldn’t it have been nice to see this level of interest by reporters way back in 2007 and 2008?

Stoutcat


Exit with Dirge

August 2, 2011

Major Garret over at the National Journal points out five new truths that he sees evolving from the debt deal.

1. A new precedent.
2. Bipartisan entitlement protection lives on.
3. Congress’s back-loading of spending cuts lives on.
4. Speaker John Boehner wobbled but didn’t fall.
5. The first quarter of 2013 will be a doozy.

He makes each point well, and based on the bare bones of his commentary, I’d say nobody won this time around, especially not our children and grandchildren.

I think Will Shakespeare may have been prescient when he said:

“The weight of this sad time we must obey,
“Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.
“The oldest have borne most; we that are young
“Shall never see so much, nor live so long.”

Exeunt with a dead march.

Stoutcat