Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why Should We Pay Our Taxes if the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury Do Not?

I have no idea.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Paulson Recession

Today we learned that real GDP fell at an annualized 3.8% rate during the fourth quarter of 2008.

The irony of it all is that this was not necessary. Back in late September, just before the fourth quarter started, Bush's Treasury secretary Henry Paulson sounded the alarm after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. Paulson claimed that if we didn't bail out the financial industry to the tune of $700 billion, we were headed to a complete freeze-up of financial markets and a depression.

I do not believe that would have been the case. Paulson having recently been the chairman of Goldman Sachs, was trying to preserve the current manifestation of the financial industry. He wanted to keep in power the same idiots who caused the crisis in the first place.

There are people who want to save and invest, and there are businesses that need financing. The two groups will find a way to meet up, even if every bank and securities firm in the country goes broke.

Paulson's fearmongering is what caused the recession. And Bush, McCain, 0bama, some of the Republicans in congress, and most of the Democrats in congress, are also to blame.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Nail in the Coffin of the Global Warming Hoax

James Hansen at NASA has been the chief perpetrator of the nonsense known as anthropogenic global warming (AGW). His former boss, Dr. John S. Theon, expressed his opinion of Hansen's work in a recent email to a congressional committee:

Yes, one could say that I was, in effect, Hansen’s supervisor because I had to justify his funding, allocate his resources, and evaluate his results. I did not have the authority to give him his annual performance evaluation. He was never muzzled even though he violated NASA’s official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind's effect on it). He thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress.
My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit. Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The 0-bomb Flaunts His Muslim Ties to Islamic Audience

As is easily recalled, His Zeroness went to great pains during the election to tell us that he was not a muslim. Now, in an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, The Messiah has brought back his ties to the Religion of Perpetual Outrage:

President Barack Obama presented a humble and conciliatory face of America to the Islamic world Monday in the first formal interview since he assumed office, stressing his own Muslim ties and hopes for a Palestinian state, and avoiding a belligerent tone — even when asked if America could "live with" an Iranian nuclear weapon.
The interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya Network was a dramatic piece of public diplomacy aimed at capitalizing on the new American president's international popularity, though it balanced America's traditional commitment to Israel, whose security Obama called "paramount.'
"I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries," Obama said, according to a White House transcript. "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy."

He joined and regularly attended Jeremiah Wright's church in Chicago when it was politically helpful, then left the church and denounced it when it was politically harmful. Likewise for his ties to the terrorist religion. All things to everyone!

And then the racist-in-chief slammed the USA to his muslim audience:

"What I told him is start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating — in the past on some of these issues — and we don't always know all the factors that are involved," Obama said. "What we want to do is to listen, set aside some of the preconceptions that have existed and have built up over the last several years. And I think if we do that, then there's a possibility at least of achieving some breakthroughs."

Hey stupid, if you bothered to listen to Hamas and Hezbollah, you would know that all they want to do is wipe Israel off the map.

We are in for a very difficult four years. Our country is being run by a glib, anti-American marxist.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How Biased can the AP Get?

I was just reading a news article about the 0bama administration by Liz Sidoti of the AP. It reads almost like a press release from one of 0bama's political hacks:

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush's unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.
"What an opportunity we have to change this country," the Democrat told his senior staff after his inauguration. "The American people are really counting on us now. Let's make sure we take advantage of it."
In the highly scripted first days of his administration, Obama overturned a slew of Bush policies with great fanfare. He largely avoided cultural issues; the exception was reversing one abortion-related policy, a predictable move done in a very low-profile way.

Liz you ought to get a job in the 0bama administration. You're already doing his work anyway.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kirsten Gillibrand: Good Choice for the US Senate

I can't believe I'm doing this: Singing the praises of a Democrat from New York. Kirstern Gillibrand was selected to replace the PIAPS in the Senate. Kirsten was a congresswoman from upstate New York. From her congressional website we read:

I, like many natives of Upstate New York, grew up in a hunting family and own a gun. I learned at an early age how to safely handle a gun and I believe that every law-abiding citizen should always have the right to own arms. The Second Amendment of the Constitution prohibits the federal government from denying law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms. And I intend to uphold this right through my votes and actions in Congress.

And also:

Our immigration system is broken and hard-working Americans often bear the brunt of the federal government’s failure to secure our borders and provide adequate protections for the American worker and the shrinking American Middle Class. I believe the first step to fixing our immigration system is to stop the flow of illegal immigration. This can be accomplished by securing the Southern border, enforcing the employment laws on the books and ensuring that our farmers and businesses have the adequate number of legal workers after they have exhausted their search for American workers. I am firmly against providing amnesty to illegal immigrants. In my first year in Congress, I passed legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives that would bar employers, who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, from receiving federal contracts.

But of course, she doesn't have to be very good to be better than Her Thighness.

Post #1,000 for Provocateur!

I have invited Sophie to celebrate with us.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

More on Thain's $1.2 million Office Redecoration

This is why many of us were not thrilled by the idea of ordinary taxpayers bailing out the wall street firms. For people like Bush, 0bama, McCain, and Paulson to say it was necessary to avoid financial crisis is sheer nonsense. Here are the details of Thain's office redecoration:

In early 2008, just as Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain was preparing to slash expenses, cut thousands of jobs and exit businesses to fix the ailing securities firm, he was also spending company money on himself, senior people at the firm say.
According to documents reviewed by The Daily Beast, Thain spent $1.22 million of company money to refurbish his office at Merrill Lynch headquarters in lower Manhattan. The biggest piece of the spending spree: $800,000 to hire famed celebrity designer Michael Smith, who is currently redesigning the White House for the Obama family for just $100,000.
Big ticket items included $87,000 for an area rug, four pairs of curtains for $28,000, a pair of guest chairs for $87,000 and fabric for a "Roman Shade" for $11,000.
The other big ticket items Thain purchased include: $87,000 for an area rug in Thain's conference room and another area rug for $44,000; a "mahogany pedestal table" for $25,000; a "19th Century Credenza" in Thain's office for $68,000; a sofa for $15,000; four pairs of curtains for $28,000; a pair of guest chairs for $87,000; a "George IV Desk" for $18,000; six wall sconces for $2,700; six chairs in his private dining room for $37,000; a mirror in his private dining room for $5,000; a chandelier in the private dining room for $13,000; fabric for a "Roman Shade" for $11,000; a "custom coffee table" for $16,000; something called a "commode on legs" for $35,000; a "Regency Chairs" for $24,000; "40 yards of fabric for wall panels," for $5,000 and a "parchment waste can" for $1,400.
The documents also show that Thain signed off on the purchases personally. "Labor to relamp the six wall sconces" cost $3,000, and Thain authorized the payment of another $30,000 to pay the expenses Smith incurred in doing the work. Thain has hired Smith—whose celebrity client list includes Steven Spielberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cindy Crawford and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild—to design and decorate his private residences. They include a Manhattan apartment at 740 Park Avenue, and his 10-acre mansion in Rye, NY.

So we lucky taxpayers get to pay for the wonderful Michael Smith to redecorate the white house for the 0bamas too!

This is why I have no confidence in our federal government whatsoever. The people who are calling the shots in Washington are pure scum. And now they are about to hire man to run the US Treasury who cheated on his taxes!

Ever Wonder What the Wall Streeters Are Doing with Our Bailout Money?

John Thain, who was CEO of Merrill Lynch for the past year, resigned from Bank of America today. Thain had engineered Merrill's acquisition by Bank of America last September. Both Bank of America and Merrill have received billions of bailout money from the taxpayers. A few highlights of Thain's management decisions at Merrill can be found here and here:

"Serious bad blood appears to exist between B of A's CEO Ken Lewis and Thain, with Lewis feeling like Thain was not up front about the problems at Merrill Lynch when the deal was announced back in September," said Jaime Peters, an equity analyst at Morningstar.
Peters also noted that Thain decided to accelerate bonus payments at Merrill, giving out somewhere between $3 billion and $4 billion to employees before the Bank of America deal closed.
"Considering the company's large fourth-quarter loss and the $20 billion of capital B of A got from the government in order to prop up its balance sheet following the deal, this is simply outrageous and one of the more extreme examples of poor corporate governance we can think of," Peters said.

While we mere mortals are sucking the fuzzy end of the lollipop, the wall streeters are earning 3 to 4 billion in early bonuses ---- bonuses that are not normally paid until January or February.

Thain spent $1.2 million to redecorate his office at New York-based Merrill, CNBC reported today.

Ah yes, we can't let this poor guy have an undecorative office, can we? Why not give Bank of America/Merrill another $50 billion to make sure all executive offices are tastefully decorated?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fjordman Scores a Direct Hit

From Gates of Vienna, we get another excellent essay from Fjordman. One particularly appropriate excerpt:

As we know, a “Nazi” these days is not one of the many Muslims and their Leftist cheerleaders who shout “Death to Jews! in the streets of Europe; it’s any white person who doesn’t lie down and die on command. If we don’t lie down and die, we must be Nazis. We are after all Europeans.

I feel the same way here in the USA. If I object to the racial discrimination of so-called "affirmative action" policies, I get called a racist. If I object to illegal immigration and oppose those who wish to give amnesty to people who have broken our laws, I get called a racist.

It Didn't Take Long

The pro-terrorist 0bama administration has already begun making the USA less safe. Not even 24 hours have passed, and already His Oneness has suspended the trials of al Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo:

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Military judges on Wednesday will consider motions by the Obama administration to suspend the Guantanamo war crimes trials for 120 days during a review of the system for prosecuting suspected terrorists.
The motions, filed late Tuesday at the direction of President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, will be heard in the cases of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks and of Canadian Omar Khadr, who is accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade in Afghanistan in 2002.
Obama has said he will close the military detention center in Cuba, where the U.S. holds about 245 men, and he had been expected to halt the widely criticized war-crimes trials created by former President George W. Bush and Congress in 2006.

Here's the best part:

Eric Holder, the president's nominee for attorney general, has said the so-called military commissions lack sufficient legal protections for defendants and that they could be tried in the United States.

And what next, Eric? Are you going to pursuade your boss to pardon the al Qaeda terrorists? Just like you pursuaded Clinton to pardon the FALN terrorists?

What Have the Environazis Wrought?

The left believe they can legislate their way into some type of environmental nirvana. The actual results of their stupidity would be almost comical if it weren't affecting children. In 2005 the state of Minnesota passed a law requiring all diesel fuel in the state contain 2% biodiesel:

Biodiesel fuel woes close Bloomington schools
The schools are closed today because the buses' biodiesel fuels aren't cooperating with the cold weather.
By LORA PABST, Star Tribune

All schools in the Bloomington School District will be closed today after state-required biodiesel fuel clogged in school buses Thursday morning and left dozens of students stranded in frigid weather, the district said late Thursday.
Rick Kaufman, the district's spokesman, said elements in the biodiesel fuel that turn into a gel-like substance at temperatures below 10 degrees clogged about a dozen district buses Thursday morning. Some buses weren't able to operate at all and others experienced problems while picking up students, he said.

The decision to close school today came after district officials consulted with several neighboring districts that were experiencing similar problems. Bloomington staffers tried to get a waiver to bypass the state requirement and use pure diesel fuel, but they weren't able to do so in enough time, Kaufman said. They also decided against scheduling a two-hour delay because the temperatures weren't expected to rise enough that the problem would be eliminated.

In 2005, a new requirement went into effect that all diesel fuel sold in Minnesota had to contain 2 percent biodiesel. Kaufman said that some school districts keep their buses in temperature-controlled garages, and that the First Student bus service, which contracts with several metro-area school districts, keeps its buses in garages or idles them through the night.

Has anyone seen reporting of htis in the national leftist media? I haven't.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bush Booed at 0bama Inauguration

Flash Forward: January 20, 2013

0bama Booed at Palin Inauguration

Monday, January 19, 2009

Suppression of Free Speech at Mason High School

Students at Mason High School, in Warren county, Ohio (near Cincinnati) have had their First Amendment free speech rights revoked by the superintendant of the school district:

Mason school officials said they are taking a proactive educational approach in advance of next week's planned Inauguration Day activities.
"Inappropriate comments that may make other students, staff or families feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in school or on the bus will not be tolerated," Superintendent Kevin Bright said in an e-mail sent to parents Monday, Jan. 12.
The district, he said, expects students and staff to show respect for President-elect Obama and the incoming administration, as well as President Bush and the outgoing administration, and recognize that "while the election is a competitive process, our nation's greatness is displayed when all sides come together for a united country."
Jeff Schlaeger, Mason High School's psychologist, said "inappropriate comments" occurred around election week when doctored pictures of Obama appeared at the school, including "derogatory caricatures" of him dressed like a terrorist and signs that read "Obama '08/Biden '09."
"There were groups of students that were worked up over the results of the election," said Schlaeger, who is a member of the district's racial equity committee and curriculum organizer for MHS Freshman Diversity Week.

The hyper-PC left, many of whom dominate our schools and universities, are the most repressive element of society.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sinn Fein/IRA Terrorist Gerry Adams to Attend 0bama Inauguration

As much as I have been disgusted by George's Bush's support for amnesty for illegal aliens and his bailout of the financial industry, at least the president has been a steadfast enemy of terrorists.

0bama, on the other hand, has been a friend and collaborator with terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. And now, at the invitation of Massachusetts congressman Richard Neal, IRA terrorist Gerry Adams will attend 0bama's inauguration next week:

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is to attend the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday.
Mr Adams said his party was looking forward to working with the new president, who officially takes over during the lavish swearing-in ceremony in the US capital.
"President-elect Obama has already committed to continuing US support for the Irish peace process," Mr Adams said.
"The Obama administration will present many positive new opportunities and challenges."
A Sinn Fein spokesman said Mr Adams had been invited by Congressman Richard Neal, a vocal supporter of the peace process and personal friend of the leader.
The Ulster Unionist Party has dismissed Mr Adams' attendance at the event, saying it was not surprising given links between the Democratic Party and Sinn Féin.
A spokeswoman said: “Amongst the thousands of guests attending president-elect Obama’s inauguration, Gerry Adams will be a rather insignificant figure – and one from whom most other guests will keep their distance in view of Sinn Féin’s terrorist past in Northern Ireland and its ongoing support for international terrorist organisations such as Farc in Colombia, and Hamas and Hizbullah in the Middle East.”
The DUP has confirmed their party will not be represented at Mr Obama's inauguration.

His Oneness just can't get enough of them terrorists.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sinn Fein Politician Compares Jewish Man with Goebbels

Not content to be completely anti-freedom and pro-terrorist, a Sinn Fein politician in the Republic of Ireland has compared the only Jewish TD (member of parliament) in Ireland with Nazi Joseph Goebbels:

A senior Sinn Fein politician has compared Ireland’s only Jewish TD and the Israeli ambassador to a notorious Nazi propagandist.
Aengus O’Snodaigh launched the attack on the pair during an Irish parliamentary committee hearing into the conflict in Gaza.
The Sinn Fein justice, equality and international affairs spokesman accused Ambassador Zion Evrony and Fine Gael’s Alan Shatter of indefensible attempts to justify the Israeli bombing campaign.
He likened their defence of the invasion to the arguments of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
“Goebbels would have been proud of the twisted logic and half truths,” he said.
Ambassador Evrony branded the remarks despicable and demanded an apology, although Mr O’Snodaigh said there would be none. Mr Shatter branded the comment from Mr O’Snodaigh obscene.
“In the context of me being the only Jewish member of the Irish parliament, I think many would be appalled at what Deputy O’Snodaigh said,” the TD said.

Hey Aengus, if you want to see a Nazi sympathizer, go look in a mirror. It was your party that helped the Nazis during World War II.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Another Stupid 0bama Appointment

Just picture this scenario:
IRS Auditor: Sir, you didn't pay your taxes
Man: Neither did your boss

So how will the IRS have any credibility in collecting taxes if the Secretary of the Treasury hasn't even paid his?

Although it has been dismissed by some observers as a “hiccup” in an otherwise smooth confirmation process, treasury secretary-designate Timothy Geithner’s failure to pay self-employment taxes during the years he worked at the International Monetary Fund is causing some Republicans on Capitol Hill to ask serious questions about his actions. First among those questions is why he accepted payment from the IMF as restitution for taxes that he had not, in fact, paid.

Documents released by the Senate Finance Committee strongly suggest that Geithner knew, or should have known, what he was doing when he did not pay self-employment taxes in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. After his failure to pay was discovered, first by the IRS and later during the vetting process, Geithner paid the federal government a total of $42,702 in taxes and interest.

The IMF did not withhold state and federal income taxes or self-employment taxes — Social Security and Medicare — from its employees’ paychecks. But the IMF took great care to explain to those employees, in detail and frequently, what their tax responsibilities were. First, each employee was given the IMF Employee Tax Manual. Then, employees were given quarterly wage statements for the specific purpose of calculating taxes. Then, they were given year-end wage statements. And then, each IMF employee was required to file what was known as an Annual Tax Allowance Request. Geithner received all those documents.

Geithner's resume reads like a typical Democrat. Long on experience in the US bureaucracy, and virtually no experience in the real world:

Kissinger & Associates
U. S. Treasury Department, International Affairs Division
Attache at US Embassy in Tokyo
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Monetary and Financial Policy
Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs
Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow in the International Economics Department
Director of Policy Development and Review Department, International Monetary Fund
Since 2003, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, annual salary $398,200 (Those poor Manhattanites have to afford a decent apartment, you know)

And of course, Geithner has wholeheartedly endorsed the bailout of Wall Street.

I wouldn't trust this guy to run a hot dog stand for me. Why in the hell should he be Chancellor of the Exchequer?

The Plane! The Plane!
Ricardo Montalban: 1920 - 2009
(Sorry. I just can't get enough of Sophie)
Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths

To be fair, there are a handfull of leftists who are honest people. The late Senator Daniel Moynihan was one. But 99.9% of them are pathological liars. Some are so bad they can't even make a distinction between truth and falsehood in their own minds.

Here is an example from an attorney for the San Francisco Housing Authority:

The San Francisco Housing Authority has agreed to allow its residents to own guns in a settlement of a National Rifle Association lawsuit that followed last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to bear arms.

In papers filed Monday with a federal judge, the Housing Authority agreed not to enforce a provision it added to tenant leases in 2005 prohibiting the possession of guns and ammunition. The ban will now apply only to illegal gun ownership, like possession of a machine gun or possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The National Rifle Association filed the suit on behalf of an unidentified San Francisco tenant a day after the Supreme Court's June 2008 ruling that declared the Constitution's Second Amendment gave Americans the right to possess guns for self-defense. It was one of a number of suits filed by gun advocates against local firearms restrictions around the nation after the court struck down a Washington, D.C., handgun ban.
Tim Larsen, a lawyer for the Housing Authority, said Tuesday the agency never intended to enforce its 2005 ban against law-abiding gun owners and has never done so, even though the lease provision covered legal as well as illegal weapons.
"Our intention was to go after people who were engaged in criminal activity," Larsen said.

So tell us something, Mr. Larsen. If you never intended to enforce your ban against law-abiding gun owners, why did you have that provision in your leases in the first place?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Carol Browner at the XXIII Socialist International Congress

Carol is no longer listed as a member of the socialist "Commission for a Sustainable World Society" but you can still find evidence that she was prominent in that organization's meeting last June. A couple of screenshots:

0bama Appoints Self-described Socialist to Cabinet

Carol Browner, the head of the EPA during the Clinton administration who violated the federal anti-lobbying act while in office, has been named by 0bama his chief global warming moonbat (aka climate czar).

Now we learn that, until recently, Browner was a member of the "Commission for a Sustainable World Society" of the Socialist International. See the Socialist International's website here.

I can just picture Browner commanding a regiment of jack-booted thugs breaking into people's houses who don't use the right type of lightbulbs, or silencing scientists or bloggers who don't write the 'correct' things about global warming.

One thing is for sure, socialism and democracy are incompatible.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Florida 24 Oklahoma 14

What happened Sooners? You didn't score your 60 points.

So do the Longhorns deserve to be national champions? Clearly not. They needed to beat Ohio State decisively.

The Big 12 was a lopsidedly offensive conference this season. All of the Big 12 south teams found themselves matched up against much better defenses than they were used to.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Texas 24 Ohio State 21
It wasn't pretty. But a win is a win, and a very exciting game.
Without a playoff system, there are four teams who can lay claim to the national championship: UT, Utah, USC, and whoever wins on Thursday.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Quintessential 80's Music

This magnificent duet by Agnetha Faltskog, formerly of ABBA, with Pete Cetera, formely of Chicago. I don't recall ever hearing it back when it came out in 1988. That is a shame because this is some great music by two great singers.

Foreign Ignorance of the United States

In my field of work, I have gotten to know many people from foreign countries all over the world. Many economists come to the USA to go to school or to work. Several of the economics departments in the USA have a majority of their faculty originating from other countries.

One thing I have noticed is that almost all of the new arrivals are shocked to learn that they have serious misconceptions about the United States. Since their main source of information have been their local media, or sometimes leftwing US media outlets like CNN, they have come to view the USA through the biased and distorted prism of leftist ideology.

For example, a recent poll of 2,000 UK citizens revealed that a majority of Brits believe that polygamy is legal in the USA. Also, many foreigners believe that our lack of a federally-administered national socialist health insurance system means that many Americans have no access to health care at all. When foreigners arrive here and discover that we don't have millions of uninsured people dropping dead in the streets or desperately trying to flee the country, they are stunned.

From the Jerusalem Post, we read about a misconception by Shmuel Rosner:

Rasmussen polled Americans on the Gaza War and found this:
Forty-four percent (44%) say Israel should have taken military action against the Palestinians, but 41% say it should have tried to find a diplomatic solution to the problems there, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
This striking split might be explained in terms of two factors. First: for America, this is the era of diplomacy. Obama has successfully convinced Americans that the time for talking has arrived and the age of aggression is over. The poll shows the results of this new American ethos as applied to the realities of the Middle East.

Schmuel, you don't have the slightest idea why Obama won in November. In spite of the fact that many Republicans had serious misgivings about McCain, he was ahead of 0bama in the polls until the Wall Street meltdown in September and the foolish federal bailout of many financial institutions. Many Republicans stayed home rather than vote for McCain, who supported the bailout.

The success of the surge in Iraq has taught many Americans that military force, when properly applied, can be quite effective against those who would do us harm.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

IRA Terrorist Adams Wants to Drag Americans Back Into the Conflict in Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein/IRA terrorist Gerry Adams said yesterday that he wants to being his campaign for a united Ireland to the USA and Britain:

Campaigns to lobby for a united Ireland could tap into the huge Irish populations living in the US and in Britain, Sinn Fein said today.
Later this month the party is to stage a major event at Dublin's Mansion House marking the sitting of the first Dail, which followed the rise of Sinn Fein nearly a century ago.
But 90 years after the events that led to the war of independence in Ireland, modern republicans hope to build on the current peace process to lobby internationally for Irish unity.
While the Good Friday Agreement ensured Northern Ireland's constitutional position within the UK cannot change without the consent of a majority of voters, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said his party wanted to encourage debate towards ending partition.
“All of this is part of a process,” he said.
“If you consider what things were like here [across Ireland] 40 years ago, in terms of both the Orange state, the conservative, impoverished state in the south, the fragmented and very minimalist republican development.
“And then you fast forward to now — without for a moment minimising all the tragedies and difficulties that have occurred in between — you can see how things have moved ahead.
“That's what's going to happen in the up-coming period. It's an incremental process of building the republic day-by-day.”
He conceded the international media had moved on from focusing on Ireland.
“But the Irish diaspora haven't,” he said.
“And if you move outside the diaspora and talk to anyone, they will tell you — and I defy anyone to contradict this — that most people who know anything about Ireland know the British government should have no claim or jurisdiction.”

It is quite easy to contradict you, Mr. Adams. It is clear that Northern Ireland should be under the jurisdiction of the British government so long as the majority of the people in Northern Ireland want it to be so.

Mr Adams added that they have “to engage in a way which makes unionists comfortable with a new Ireland” and with an Ireland where the people who live here, would be sovereign.

It will not be possible for you to make the unionists 'comfortable' with your vision of a new Ireland because for the last 40 years you have waged a war on them. These people, whether they are referred to as Irish Protestants or Ulster Scots or Ulstermen know you and your despicable band of baby-killers all too well.

And furthermore, if Sinn Fein were to govern your "new Ireland". The people would definitely not be sovereign. The country would be governed by a handful of people in the Irish version of the Politburo, consisting of yourself, Mr. McGuinness, and a select few others. There would be no democratic elections nor any civil rights nor private property at all.

The Sinn Fein president also touched on the Celtic Tiger economic boom, describing the Irish governments that presided over that period as lottery winners who ‘went on the tear’ and squandered their money.
Mr Adams said republicans had called for better use of the wealth and believed those warnings were now being fulfilled in the economic crisis gripping the Republic.
Prior to the last election pollsters had predicted major gains for Sinn Fein, but in the end it lost one of its five Dail seats, claiming it had been squeezed out in the major battle between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.
But Mr Adams said: “The message that we had in the election — I think you can see now given what has happened since.
“The unprecedented wealth was not used in a sensible, egalitarian way to build public services, to plan strategically for when there was going to be a decline in the economy.
“It was as if you won the lotto and went off on the tear and treated all your friends, then you woke-up one morning and your money had all gone, but in this case it was public money.”

The people of the Republic of Ireland don't want you running their country either. They know that however bad things may be right now, they would be much worse off in a Sinn Fein regime. Your socialist ideals have been tried in various forms in many countries all over the world. In every case, the results have been dismal.

Friday, January 02, 2009

White Working Class People Betrayed in Britain

The Labour Party in Britain had to do a study in order to learn the obvious. Just like the US government, the British government is favoring non-white immigrants:

White families on the country's poorest estates believe they have been 'betrayed' and 'abandoned' by politicians who favour newly-arrived immigrants, a Government report acknowledged today.
It found that people on council estates think they always come second to immigrants for housing and benefits.
Many feel they have been shoved aside by politicians who use political correctness and allegations of racism to stifle honest discussion, it said.

Just like the USA. Whenever anyone tries to speak up against the racist, so-called 'affirmative action' policies, they get branded a racist themselves.

From what I have seen in academia, members of ethnic minority groups are often given preference in hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. Ironically, many of these 'disadvantaged minorities' are actually recent foreign immigrants who often come from wealthy and privileged families in their home countries.

Thursday, January 01, 2009