Okay kids, I’ve got to clear some tabs before my ‘puter crashes.
Via Pundette, Photo of the Day:
Finally, an Obamabow Nice Deb can agree with.
An alternate headline for this link dump could be: Doom, Despair and Agony On…Us:
The American Spectator’s Quin Hillyer in The Cure for Political Dejection goes through the litany of depressing hits the country has taken since Obama took over:
I really don’t know what to write. We have a president who is so divisive that two longstanding pollsters of his own party write that “President Obama’s divisive approach to governance has weakened us as a people and paralyzed our political culture.”
We have columnists for major newspapers who are so nastily partisan that they fail to do even the most basic of investigatory requirements before sliming good, honest, decent Americans such as Justice Department whistleblower J. Christian Adams.
We have congressmen so eager to play gotcha that they try to blame former presidents for failing to do a constitutional duty even when the well-reported facts are that the operatives for the president of the congressman’s own party unwittingly were the culprits in the supposed problem at issue. (Yeah, you won’t know what I’m talking about; that’s why you absolutely must read this link.)
We have a major congressional committee chairman who has conniption fits about not being given a $1 senior-citizen’s discount, but who won’t apologize for costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars by refusing for years to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (He also didn’t seem too exercised about his boyfriend running a male prostitution ring out of his own basement, but that’s another story.)
Eh. He’s only getting started, too…..There is a remedy to ll this, but I think you already know it. Read to the end.
Quin details another outrage at The American Spectator with Holder Favors Felons Over Soldiers:
At the Washington Times today, we have this jaw-drop-inducing story:
“The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote…. The Justice Department is so unenthusiastic about military voting that its website still lists the old requirement for a shorter 30-day military voting window, rather than the current law mandating 45 days. On the other hand, the Justice Department has no legislative mandate whatsoever to involve itself with helping felons to vote, but its website devotes a large section – 2,314 words – to advising felons how to regain voting privileges.”
What the editorial doesn’t describe is the content of those 2,314 words. It’s amazing. The time and effort required to compile all the information, and the obvious priority the Obamites made it, really show the highly politicized cast of mind of this administration. The section includes a state-by-state list of where felons can call or write in order to try to get their voting privileges back. Yet, I repeat, this should be NO business of the Justice Department. It has no statutory or constitutional role to play in helping felons regain voting privileges. But it DOES have a statutory requirement to help DoD ensure voting rights for the military, yet it can’t even be bothered, with an entire year to do it, to post even a simple link to the new law requiring that ballots be mailed to military personnel 45 days before an election.
From The Australian: Sun could set suddenly on superpower as debt bites:
WE have been raised to think of the historical process as an essentially cyclical one.
We naturally tend to assume that in our own time, too, history will move cyclically, and slowly.
Yet what if history is not cyclical and slow-moving but arhythmic, at times almost stationary, but also capable of accelerating suddenly, like a sports car? What if collapse does not arrive over a number of centuries but comes suddenly, like a thief in the night?
Great powers and empires are complex systems, which means their construction more resembles a termite hill than an Egyptian pyramid. They operate somewhere between order and disorder, on “the edge of chaos”, in the phrase of the computer scientist Christopher Langton.
Such systems can appear to operate quite stably for some time; they seem to be in equilibrium but are, in fact, constantly adapting.
But there comes a moment when complex systems “go critical”. A very small trigger can set off a phase transition from a benign equilibrium to a crisis.
Have you had your daily dose of outrage yet? Keep reading:
Lauraw at Ace of Spades HQ: Hoyer: Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts = “Republican Tax Increase”:
Steny talks tough to defend Americans from those wicked tax lovin’ Republicans:
“We have no intention of allowing the Republican tax increase — that their policies would lead to — to go into effect for working Americans. Period,” he said. “We’re going to act and make sure that the Republican phase out and increase in taxes does not end as they provided for in the laws they passed.”
Catch that, puddin’ slurping rethuglikkkan scum? Your evil plan to increase taxes will not succeed as long as Steny ‘Fiscal Hawk’ Hoyer is standing in your way.
Yes, they really think you are this stupid.
Has your intelligence ever been so insulted by a leading pol? I’m guessing yes, since the Dems took over Congress in 2006, and the Presidency in 2008, they do think we’re that stupid, and unfortunately, some of us are.
Daily Caller: Political Operatives Worked To Shape News Coverage
Go read. No big surprises, here. Short version: Ezra Klein has denied that it happened…yet it happened.
CFP: Case Against Arizona & Governor Brewer – ONLY the US Supreme Court has Constitutional Authority to Conduct the Trial
A lawyer weighs in.
Jack Cashill at the American Thinker: Real Sherrod Story Still Untold:
Cashill’s snooping around that Pigford v Glickman case.
More to the point, out of about $1 billion paid out so far in settlements, the largest amount has gone to the Sherrods’ New Communities Incorporated, which received some $13 million. As Time Magazine approvingly reported this week, $330,000 was “awarded to Shirley and Charles Sherrod for mental suffering alone.”
Unwittingly, Charles Sherrod shed light on the how and why of the settlement in a speech he gave in January 2010. As he explained, New Communities farmed its 6,000 acres successfully for seventeen years before running into five straight years of drought. Then, according to Sherrod, New Communities engaged in a three-year fight with the USDA to get the appropriate loans to deal with drought.
Said Sherrod, “They were saying that since we’re a corporation, we’re not an individual, we’re not a farmer.” Nevertheless, the Sherrods prevailed, but the late payments “caused us to lose this land.” In other words, the bureaucratic delay over taxpayer-funded corporate welfare payments cost them their business.
Then, thanks to their “good lawyers,” said a gleeful Sherrod, who seems to have fully recovered from his mental suffering, the Sherrods successfully sued the government for “a large sum of money — a large sum of money.” While saying this, he made hand gestures suggesting $15 million. The land itself was admittedly worth no more than $9 million.
Sherrod gave this talk to announce that the FCC had awarded New Communities a radio station in Albany, Georgia, still another race-based corporate welfare boondoggle. Before the award of this station, he added, the Sherrods “had no means of communicating with our people.”
The “our people” in question, of course, are black people. With this new voice, the Sherrods will help “stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections. We must not be afraid to vote black.”
Yes, indeed — these are just the people we want spending the money we don’t have.
RWN: Polling Conservative Bloggers On Race, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, & False Accusations of Racism:
The following questions were answered with 100% unanimity.
4) In general, do you approve or disapprove of giving preferences to blacks and other minorities in things like hirings, promotions, and college admissions?
A) Approve: 0% (0 votes)
B) Disapprove: 100% (63 votes)
8) Do you think the majority of accusations of racism in politics today are false?
A) Yes: 100% (62 votes)
B) No: 0% (0 votes)
9) Do you think that NAACP would better be described as a group that…
A) Represents black Americans: 0% (0 votes)
B) Represents liberal black Americans: 100% (62 votes)
11) Do you believe that the Democratic Party falsely tries to convince black and Hispanic Americans that Republicans hate them as a political strategy?
A) Yes, they do: 100% (63 votes)
B) No, they don’t: 0% (0 votes)
C) Most Republicans do hate black & hispanic Americans: 0% (0 votes)
If these folks are trying to attain our sympathies, they’re doing it wrong!
American Power: Protesters Raise Mexican Flag Outside Phoenix Jailhouse
Me: Raw Videos From AZ Protests
Uncoverage: Pelosi Watch: She’s Pushing Union Card Check for Dem $$
On the lighter side of things…
PJTV: The World’s Funniest Klavan on the Culture Bloopers
Moonbattery: Get Your Free Cell Phone
Yes, the government is giving away free cell phones and airtime for “income eligible ” “customers”.