Monday, July 19, 2010

New York Times to Obama: YOU LIED!

This article says it all:

Can it be that even the New York Times is waking up?  Has the old grey lady joined the Tea Party?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

McChrystal for...VP?

According to Michael Hastings*, General Stanley McChrystal's favorite movie is Talladega Nights.
My theory is that he has watched one too many reruns of Under Siege 2:  Dark Territory, and is channelling the nameless-disgruntled-pepper-spray-eating-former-special-ops-rogue-commando played by Everitt McGill (pictured above).  As a result of his carefully cultivated, but true, tougher than thou image,  the talk-radio circuit has brought up the idea of McChrystal for President.  Actually, it is not a bad idea, and is just what this country needs, a physic to cleanse us after the current occupant leaves the White House.

However, I fear a different outcome.  Remember, McChrystal voted for Obama, and it was plain as day, from the beginning of the campaign, what Obama was:   a metrosexual, a member of the castrata elite, whose only skills were agitation and fund-raising. That McChrystal voted for Obama rather than the battlefield-tested McCain shows clearly that the general is not a hard core Republican.

Q:  How could a guy like McChrystal vote for a guy like Obama?
A:  Because his first choice was not in the race.

Hastings article makes one brief reference to another political camp that is neither the GOP nor Obama, but that has feelings for McChrystal, and is crouching in the wings waiting for the right moment to pounce:

Only Hillary Clinton receives good reviews from McChrystal's inner circle. "Hillary had Stan's back during the strategic review," says an adviser. "She said, 'If Stan wants it, give him what he needs.' "

Could it be that the Secretary of State will recruit the General as a running mate in a bid to usurp the Emperor?  I am not making a prediction, only thinking about worst case scenarios.

*Rolling Stone, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

More inconvenient truth

What happened to the vaunted consensus on global warming?   Consider the evidence reported in this article from the British Newspaper, "The Register:"

Antarctic glacier melt maybe 'not due to climate change, by Lewis Page, June 21,2010   It says that, although there may be some melting of the Pine Island Glacier,  it is not because of a change in the earth's temperature.  In a way, it is earth-shattering evidence, but you will not find it on NBC.  

Kudos to for finding this link.

P.s.  Maybe one of these Energizer battery powered subs could shut off the Deepwater Horizon well as well.  Maybe Obama can suggest it to Hayward the next time they play golf.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Big Hug

One last time, a Democrat role model in action:

Obviously, he does support Obama's agenda.

Friday, May 21, 2010

What CEOs Make

"Lets see, what costs can I cut to keep premiums down????"

Just in case you were worried about insurance company executives, there's this from the AMA News, May 10, 2010:*
CEO salaries for 2009:

Ronald Williams, Aetna: $18,058,162.

H. Edward Hanway, Cigna: $18,818,467.

Allen F. Wise, Coventry: $17,427,789.

Jay Gellert, Health Net: $3,643,342.

Michael McCallister, Humana: $6,509,452.

Stephen Hemsley, United: $8,901,916.

Angela Braly, Wellpoint: $13,108,198.

I feel sorry for poor Jay Gellert. How can he even show his face at an insurance company ceo party? Does he even get an invitation?

Mind you, I am a good conservative. I do not object to obsce--I mean, high--salaries. I am sure every penny is earned, and I am sure they make every effort to keep our premiums down.

*"Health plan gains bring higher pay packages for CEOs" Bob Cook, AMA News.
Photo of Ronald Williams, Aetna CEO, AP.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Romney for President?

So, Mitt Romney was attacked by an angry passenger before his flight from Vancouver to LA (Michelle Ruiz, AOL News, 16 Feb 2010). But that is not the most amazing part of the story. This is:

Romney, 62, and his wife, Ann, who were returning from the Olympics, were reportedly sitting in the economy section before
takeoff when Romney's routine request enraged the passenger sitting in front of
his wife.

Mitt Romney sitting in the economy section? Damn! I figured he had a G5. He must really be a man of the people. Romney for President!
Photo: Amy Sancetta, AP

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

When in Vegas do Like the Vegans

Finally, Obama says something I agree with (AOL News, 2 Feb 2010):

Obama seems to have a thing about Vegas. This is the second time he has insulted that great city. Harry Reid must be seething, but Harry, this time Obama is right. You should not blow your child's college fund at a casino; and that goes for Atlantic City, too, and eastern Connecticut, and New Orleans. The funny thing is, they are all squirming, trying to apologize without losing face.

But the Vegas remark is not the the real scandal in the President's comments.

The scandal is in the last sentence: "Its time your government did the same." He has the gall to brag about making "tough choices" after proposing a $3,800,000,000,000.00 budget, of which $1,400,000,000,000.00 is borrowed???? If I were to follow his government's example, I would be scheduling a flight to Vegas now, and requesting a withdrawal of my entire IRA thinking that I am likely to double or triple it at the slots, and submitting a couple of credit card applications, since the two I have is not nearly enough. That is what I call prioritizing.

It is great having a president who is a role model.
P.s. Liberals, FYI: $3,800,000,000,000. = $3.8 trillion