July 16, 2010 Comments off

The Senate is in PLAY! I’m going on vacation!

Categories: Politics

American Brats?

July 14, 2010 Comments off

“I think this says more about the American people than it does about President Obama. I think it just shows once again that the American people are spoiled. Basically, spoiled– as a people, we are too critical. We are quick to rush to judgment, we are too negative, we are too impatient. Especially impatient. We want it all solved yesterday, and if you don’t, I don’t care who you are — get out of the way.” – Bill Press, liberal Obama apologist

“When asked how much confidence they have in Obama to make the right decisions for the country’s future, 58 percent of respondents said “just some” or “none,” according to the poll.” – WaPo Poll

Hear that America, you’re spoiled because liberal policies have failed to bring about the Utopian dreams Obama and the Democrats promised. You’re tired of being unemployed, broke and scared to death about your family’s future but it’s your fault that you don’t get magnificence that Obama and the Democrats. Believe me, the left really feels this way, not just this moron Bill Press.

The Democrats have been in control of the House and Senate since 2006, not George Bush and the Republicans. When Obama took office in 2008 the Democrats had everything they needed to bring about their promise of hope and change. Instead the country inches every closer to catastrophe because of these progressive, anti-business, anti-growth, anti-family, incompetent clowns. It no wonder the polls are where they are.

It is the height of arrogance for Bill Press to accuse Americans of being spoiled but in one sense he’s right, we are spoiled. Under conservative leadership things were never this bad – miss us yet?

Categories: Economy, Politics

Don’t. Get. Giddy.

July 13, 2010 Comments off

“A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found 62 percent of Americans believe the country is moving in the wrong direction, and 57 percent said they disapproved of President Obama’s job performance.” – Washington Examiner

“Contrary to pretty much every projection until now, Democratic control of the Senate is also starting to coming into question. While Mr Obama’s approval ratings have continued to fall, and now hover at dangerously close to 40 per cent according an ABC-Washington Post poll published on Tuesday, the fate of his former colleagues in the Senate looks even worse.” – Financial Times

I try not to get giddy about our chances of taking back the House and Senate. There’s a lot days left between now and November. Sure, things are looking really bleak for the blue state boys but these power mad political animals (D) are capable of anything – anything. It will get very ugly, perhaps the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime (psst, it already is). Obama and the Democrats have squandered voters’ best hopes and ruined the country’s economic fortunes in the process. Hopefully, it will take years before they are trusted again.

If the House and Senate go into lame duck mode experts are expecting a flurry of libfest of last minute bills, including the dreaded immigration reform package. Bitter Democrats will go down swinging and they will be determined to take conservatives down with them. I hope the GOP is prepared for this.

Wow. “Nuclear war: Megyn Kelly vs. Kirsten Powers over Black Panther case” – Hot Air

Categories: Economy, Politics

No Rest for the Incompetent

July 11, 2010 Comments off

Unless you’re Obama going on your third vacation since the spill began. This time he’s off to Maine coast.

“I’m not going to rest or be satisfied until the leak is stopped at the source, the oil in the Gulf is contained and cleaned up, and the people in the Gulf are able to go back to their lives and their livelihoods”  – Obama, May 14, 2010.

I haven’t a week’s vacation since last Thanksgiving.

Tax Dunk

July 9, 2010 1 comment

Don’t like basketball, don’t care about basketball and I don’t have a high opinion of the players’ character overall. But it smacks of hypocrisy to see LeBron James criticized about a payday when James Cameron just raked in $350 million for “Avatar.” Besides – it’s Cleveland. Who the hell wants to live and work in Cleveland? If the fans don’t like it, move to Miami.

“LeBron’s Taxing Decision” – The Heritage Foundation

Obama: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money” – Hot Air

Categories: Musing

Spy Swap

July 9, 2010 Comments off

Russia gets 10 spies returned (including the hot one) and we get 4 back? That sounds like the one-sided Jimmy Johnson’s Herschel Walker/Vikings trade of the early nineties. Did DOJ even bother to interrogate them before shipping them off so quickly?

Where’s “Jimmy Jumpup” when you need him?

‘The Largest Tax Hikes in History’

July 7, 2010 2 comments

Six months from now the American economy will be sent reeling because three waves of massive tax hikes will take effect January 1, 2011. Have a nice day.

  • Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed).
  • The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%
  • The 25% bracket rises to 28%
  • The 28% bracket rises to 31%
  • The 33% bracket rises to 36%
  • The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%
  • Higher taxes on marriage and family.
  • The return of the Death Tax.
  • Higher tax rates on savers and investors.
  • The “Medicine Cabinet Tax.”
  • The “Special Needs Kids Tax.”
  • The HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike.
  • The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year.
  • Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear.
  • Taxes will be raised on all types of businesses.
  • Tax Benefits for Education and Teaching Reduced.
  • Charitable Contributions from IRAs no longer allowed.

Source: Americans for Tax Reform

List Of Expiring Federal Tax Provisions 2009-2020

Categories: Economy