POLITICAL: the “Bystander President” seems appropriate

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/31/the-blindsided-president-obama-loose-grip-reins-of-state

‘BLINDSIDED’ PRESIDENT: OBAMA’S LOOSE GRIP ON THE REINS OF STATE
by SCOT KENDALL 1 Jan 2014 

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2013 was anything but a banner year for President Obama.

A peppering of failures and scandals marked the first year of the second term of the “most transparent administration in history.” These scandals came in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all shared one prominent feature.

That is the amount of knowledge Obama claimed to have of them before they happened – none.

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Let’s hope that 2014 sees the “blindsided” president (whom the GOP has called the “Bystander President”) learning from his mistakes and taking a more active role in the governance of his country and the doing of his job. As the year unfolds, we’ll all be keeping a close watch.

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Seems appropriate.

How many time can he use the same excuse?

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POLITICAL: Obamacare has more “surprises”

Friday, January 3, 2014

http://townhall.com/columnists/betsymccaughey/2014/01/02/obamacares-biggest-whopper-n1769921

Obamacare’s Biggest Whopper
Betsy McCaughey | Jan 02, 2014

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But the nastiest truth about the health law is still to be exposed – the tightening hold the federal government will have over your doctor, even if you’re paying with private insurance. Obama said “you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making.” It was a lie from day one, just like the president’s other sales pitches.

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Sarah Palin called it “death panels”.

You can believe that they will set “standards”!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: GM $14 billion in taxpayer dollars

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/12/eric-peters/14-billion-up-in-smoke/

The Bailout
By Eric Peters
Eric Peters Autos
December 13, 2013

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In Washington, they always try to announce unpleasantness during the off-hours (weekends, holidays and such) so that – hopefully – the stink will be less noticed.

In Detroit, too.

The recent announcement of the accession of Mary Barra as the new CEO of General Motors just happened to be exactly coincident with the announcement that the federal government has divested itself of its remaining partial ownership of GM.

This is good news.

The bad news – according to the Center for Automotive Research – is that $14 billion in taxpayer dollars went up in smoke as a result of the government’s “investment” in GM.

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Sorry, but that is just the bailout cost.

What about all the lawyers, productivity, and personal losses?

Frau Reinke lost 5k$+. Where does that get tallied?

And, the loss of market discipline.

Bailouts are addictive. And, immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!

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RANT: The BHO44 selfie — narcissist!

Monday, December 16, 2013

http://nypost.com/2013/12/12/obamas-flirt-with-danish-prime-minister-is-a-disgrace/

Flirty Obama owes us an apology
By Andrea PeyserDecember 12, 2013 | 4:25am

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President Obama shares a laugh with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as his wife, first lady Michelle Obama looks on during a memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela.

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I don’t like to jump on things.

BUT … …

in this case FLOTUS’ expression says it all.

He’s a self-centered pig. Incapable of being taken seriously.

If I was at Old Abe’s funeral, I certainly wouldn’t hit on a hottie.

And, I have a low opinion of “Honest” Abe.

But he was “in the arena” and I wasn’t.

From that perspective, us Monday morning quarterbacks have to restrain our criticism.

It didn’t present the USA, whom he was representing, in a very good life.

I wonder who had him and FLOTUS change seats?

Laff.

Glad it wasn’t me being an A double Q.

Frau Reinke would have been a lot less forgiving.

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POLITICS: Obamaccare affects coverage

Thursday, September 12, 2013

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL News Alert
IBM to Move Retirees Off Health Plan

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International Business Machines plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren’t likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise.

The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits.

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This is just another of the dropping shoes!

I foresee litigation.

Unless the politicians and bureaucrats give the Crony Capitalists a “free pass” because it is a big boost to their plan for “single payer socialized medicine”. 

In any event, the “Age of the Golden Watch” when paternalistic companies could be trusted with the best interest of valuable employees. Foolish meme at its heart. But, if I was an IBM employee, or potential IBM retiree, the hand writing is on the wall.

Yes, the new employment meme should be “Every person for themselves!”.

Cause NO ONE — not your employer, not the folks you buy from, not the politicians — NOBODY is looking out for YOU, but YOU!

Forget that at your own peril.

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RANT: No military action in Syria

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Subject: Defend America only. Do not manipulate or police the world.

http://www.downsizedc.org/etp/world-police/

Dear Politician:

Defend America only. Do not manipulate or police the world.

Take immediate action to prevent President Obama from launching any military action in Syria.

The President is trying to fix something that cannot be solved by outsiders dropping bombs. This will not protect innocent people. It will kill innocents. Their blood will be on the President’s hands, and on your hands, unless you use your powers to resist.

Take Sarah Pallin’s counsel: “Let Allah sort it out.”

Is it tragic? Yes. But to quote some way: “There are many problems in this world, and some of them are mine.”

Be like the Swiss: MYOB! Blessed are the peacemakers. Peacemakers don’t start wars.

Mr. Ferdinand Reinke

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Feel free to click over to DownSizeDC and write your own.

If you want to support the troops, bring them all home for Labor Day!

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INTERESTING: Beck’s astute observation

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/15/becks-fascinating-breakdown-of-the-obl-situation-room-photo-and-how-what-obama-doesnt-have-in-front-of-him-is-incredibly-telling/

POLITICS
BECK’S FASCINATING BREAKDOWN OF THE OBL SITUATION ROOM PHOTO — AND HOW WHAT OBAMA DOESN’T HAVE IN FRONT OF HIM IS INCREDIBLY TELLING
Aug. 15, 2013 4:42pm Erica Ritz

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How closely have you looked at the now-historic photo of the White House Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden raid?

On his radio show Thursday — in light of recent claims that President Obama said “I can’t watch this entire thing” and played about “15 games of Spades” during the 2011 raid — Glenn Beck took a closer look at everything from the president’s lack of a seat at the table to what the commander in chief’s motivations may have been for reportedly opting to be absent for a large part of the proceedings.

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An excellent observation!

A picture IS worth a thousand words.

Who is in charge?

Biden!

The General!

No one?

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