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President Obama won’t go to the border to see for himself just how bad things are. Why…

Political Cartoon - 2014 07 12 - Not Interested in Photo Ops

What a lying sack of $#%@! This presidency has been nothing but one photo op after another… and little else. #Incompetence

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Politicians and especially presidents are always sending messages. Some are mean to mislead, a few are meant to inform. Some are meant for American consumption, some are meant for foreign nationals. And often the messages being sent to various groups contradict each other. Obama (as are most successful Democrats) are masters of this art. (*See pissing on your leg and telling you it’s raining.)

Unfortunately for the practitioners of this art (and fortunately for their marks), when abused, the ability to have one message completely ignored or both contradicting messages simultaneously believed is compromised.

Thus Obama’s messages on amnesty directed to illegal immigrants and future democratic voters and Obama’s messages directed at American serfs…

Political Cartoon - 2014 07 - Message from the White House

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Main Stream Media - Bias - Bet Your Sweet Ass[This is a series of posts intended to expose and comment on the OBVIOUS left-wing liberal bias of the media (or main stream media) and the sad state of American journalism.]

You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power. They laugh with them. They go to the [White House] correspondents’ dinner with them. They have lunch together. They marry each other. They’re way too close to each other. I think as journalists we have to keep our distance from power.

I’m not seeing tough questions asked on American television. I’m not seeing those correspondents that would question those in power. It’s like a club. We are not asking the tough questions. — Jorge Ramos, Univision/Fusion Anchor

People - Ramos, Jorge - UnivisionJorge Ramos (like the vast majority of journalist) is an ideological leftist; and while that is a problem he is blind to he at least has the intellectual and professional honesty to see the horrid state of American journalism. He at least sees the obvious; the coziness and the nepotism between “journalist” and those in power be it political or money. It’s questionable if he sees the leftist bias (which he shares) as being the main cause of the coziness.

He is also frustrated enough with his own side; that he will actually confront them with their failures. That at least is refreshing in the world of journalism these days.

I really wouldn’t mind the left-wing bias resulting in reporters being hard on the right if it was honest and fiar… though it’s generally not. Holding my side to a higher standard is fine with me. The real problem is the left-wing bias promoting the coddling and outright protecting of the left, it’s incompetence, and sometimes illegal acts. (see Benghazi and the IRS for examples)

Journalists today are not only willfully dishonest but they have betrayed a sacred trust the founding fathers relied upon to protect this nation from internal threats; threats currently running roughshod over the Constitution today. The founding fathers feared the press being taken over by government; they never imagined the press itself would surrender that power and responsibility on its own accord.

Liberal Media Bias? You Bet Your Sweet Ass! Jorge Ramos may practice it and may not see it as the cause; but at least he sees the appalling results… and that’s a something.

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“Well, this is it. Today is your last chance to enroll in a medical insurance plan under Obamacare. There will be no exceptions, other than people who haven’t yet enrolled. And if you don’t have insurance, you will pay a penalty. Make that a tax. Unless the tax would be a hardship in any way, in which case just don’t pay it and the IRS will be totally cool.” — JAMES TARANTO (WSJ)

So today is the first (of many) final deadlines to sign up for Obamacare.

    Here are a few things we know (or can logically deduce since information from the administration is rather sparse):

  • 4 out of 5 plans are subsidized
  • 3 out of 4 now have a higher premium
  • A large majority of those who have signed up already had insurance before (it was just canceled because of Obamacare).
  • Of the 30 plus million who didn’t have insurance before, only about 1 million (3%) (maybe) are now covered. That’s OK (as far as the left is concerned) healthcare was not the goal here. Control was the goal.
  • Billions (in tax dollars) will soon be paid to the insurance companies (it was part of the bill) in a planned initial bailout. It’s why the insurance companies signed on to the scheme in the first place.
  • The administration will be touting the over 6 million “enrolled” but claim (a lie) that they don’t know the percentage that have actually paid.
  • The administration also claims (a lie) that they don’t know the percentage of young (healthy) versus old.
  • The administration doesn’t see fixing Obamacare as a technical or logistical problem. A better message is what is needed.

Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) comes down to another ill-conceived, bureaucratic, behemoth, debacles, pushed on America by the left. In the long run it may work… in the since that it becomes another popular entitlement pushing us (actually our children and grandchildren) with even greater momentum to hell (insolvency). But control and government dependency in the meantime is the goal of the left and eventual hell (insolvency) is a small price to pay for that.

In the short term (2014 & 2016), let’s hope there is a price to be paid by Obama but more specifically his Party. We’ll see.

But good news for the left… in the end you win. We can no easier turnaround from this fate you have set us on than turn back the tide. Conservatives may manage to build a dam of sand but really we have no chance of fixing this. Obamacare is not the problem, but rather a symptom of the real disease of socialism slowly replacing the great experiment of freedom and self-determination.

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Main Stream Media - Bias - Bet Your Sweet AssThis is what can happen when you let ditzy local reporters have access to the Obama Administration (Obama and Jay Carney). They may participate in the love-fest but they’re not smart enough to hide it (as well).

“It was a very busy day. We started here shortly after 8 o’clock with a coffee with press secretary Jay Carney inside his office in the West Wing. And this was off-the-record so we were able to ask him all about some of the preparation that he does on a regular basis for talking to the press in his daily press briefings. He showed us a very long list of items that he has to be well versed on every single day.” — Reporterette from Arizona

Watch this… the “reporter” is about to demonstrate she doesn’t know what “off-the-record” means.

“And then he also mentioned that a lot of times, unless it’s something breaking, the questions that the reporters actually ask — the correspondents — they are provided to him in advance. So then he knows what he’s going to be answering and sometimes those correspondents and reporters also have those answers printed in front of them, because of course it helps when they’re producing their reports for later on. So that was very interesting.” — Reporterette from Arizona

Concept - Dog and Pony ShowDo you think Carney intended that little gem (being provided the questions ahead of time) was meant to be “off-the-record”?

Are there any idiots out there that think this little quid-pro-quot was extended to any Republican press secretaries?

But isn’t it nice that the White House talking points… (answers to questions) are provided so the reporters won’t actually have to report or think, or do something drastic, like, practice journalism.

These aren’t press events… they’re dog and pony shows. Liberal Media Bias? You Bet Your Sweet Ass!

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Rome - Fall of Empire[Our society is doomed. And there are certain signs of this: religious, political, and social. Here’s one…]

Cats. Or more precisely “men” afraid of cats.

So there is this cat in Oregon; (granted it’s a big cat (22 lbs)), and it attacks a baby and the father kicks it in the butt and the cat goes crazy and attacks the family… So far I could see myself in this situation, except for owning or cohabitating with a cat, but I digress.

So what does this “man”, Lee Palmer, do? He herds himself, his “partner”, and kid into a bedroom and calls 911 (after animal control doesn’t answer). OK, so this is another problem… 911 actually sends police, not to arrest this guy for wasting their time, but to catch the cat. And here’s another problem; the only thing that happens to the cat is… IT GOES TO THERAPY! (I’m not making this @#$% up!)

My Take:
If I ever call anybody, much less 911, to come save me from a cat! It had better be a 400lb tiger and I’d better be out of ammunition! Otherwise, when authorities arrive, I beg them to leave the cat alone and shoot me as a service to society to protect the gene pool. Obviously it’s too late for that in this case.

Cat - FreeAt least I’m not alone. Watching Bill O’Reilly last night with Dennis Miller; they seemed to concur. Bill said his response would have been to grab a bat and turn the cat into a ground rule double. Miller added that he’d drop the cat just for looking at him funny… “You lookin’ at me!?”

A hint to all you “men” out there with pussy (as in wimp) problems… deal with this $%#@ yourself. If the government disappearing tomorrow means that you (and your family) would very likely die (right behind pajama boy) you’re not living up to your duties or potential as a man.

And a hint to all you women out there… If your “man” is calling 911 to protect you and your kid from a cat; you have made a huge mistake in your “partner” selection.

I have questions:
What does this “man” look like? I’ve seen pictures of the cat. I’ve seen pictures of the “partner” and kid… but nowhere have I seen the actual “man” involved here. I can only hope it is out of some since of shame.

Where are Lee Palmer’s male friends who would ever let him to live this down, much less, instil into him some manly clue as to never allow it to happen in the first place?

Can we at least make sure this doesn’t happen again with a little castration; surgical, chemical or otherwise… the “man”… not the cat?

And another sign we’re doomed…

Roy Ortiz (an illegal immigrant) is considering suing the first responders who pulled him out of a submerged car in a flash flood in Colorado. Why? Because they didn’t initially know he was in the car and thus took too long to discover that fact and take action. His injuries? His “shoulder” hurts and he has “bad dreams.”

This SOB needs to be soundly beaten and then he AND his lawyer should be flung over the Rio Grand River. I’m sure some industrious red-necks could design, and build a contraption that could accomplish that feat (like those pumpkin chunkers). I volunteer to pull the leaver.

Rome Burning - Obama Administration

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IngsocTo sell Obamacare to the public, payments to the IRS were billed as “not a tax” and it was billed as “not a tax” for a long time. Then came the Supreme Court challenge and the lawyers realized there was no way for the “law” to be upheld unless it was… a tax… so in the halls of the Court it was… a tax. But that hurdle has been cleared for some time and it’s back to appearance trumping substance. So when’s the last time you heard of the penalty to paid for not getting insurance (Obamacare or otherwise) described as a tax again (by someone other than a conservative).

The IRS is certainly not going to make that mistake. They they know who they serve. (Hint: It’s not the people, it’s the left.)

“If you (or any of your dependents) do not maintain coverage and do not qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your return.” — IRS Term for the Obamacare Mandate Tax

George Orwell’s Big Brother would be proud.

Meanwhile the “investigation” of IRS abuse continues…

Political Cartoon - 2014 03 07 - IRS Investigation - (Glenn McCoy)

This is the reason the IRS needs to go away… but then, that could be said about most government agencies.

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