Day by Day
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I'd call Obama worse than Jimmah the Peanut Carter, except we haven't seen the extent of damage Obama can truly do yet.
U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, is demanding a straight up-or-down vote on a bill dedicated to removing ACORN from the list of recipients of federal largesse, or says he'll force the issue.
And a key conservative vote, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says unless there is such an action, it will mean the recent votes on that very issue were nothing but "cover."
The result has been that the U.S. Census Bureau has cut ties to Acorn and both houses of Congress have taken votes to halt funding to the organization. The problem with that, Bachmann says, is that the votes were on amendments to different bills and "still have far to go before they reach the president's pen for signature into law." Bachmann warns, "ACORN still remains eligible for billions of your tax dollars."
"And don't think that the Democrats won't try to strip the ACORN language from whatever bill finally makes it to the White House," Bachmann continued. "These votes were their cover.
"They think that you'll be fooled into thinking that they've heard your outrage and are abandoning their good buddy, ACORN."
"There is one way that we can immediately cut ACORN off from all federal programs and funding, and it's going to take all of us pressuring President Obama to use the federal suspension and debarment process to make it happen," Bachmann explained. "This process is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget at the White House.
"Here's what the executive branch says about the process: 'The government debarment and suspension procedures are intended to prevent poor performance, waste, fraud and abuse in federal procurement and nonprocurement actions. Debarment or suspension of an organization, business or individual from doing business with the federal government is not meant to be a punishment, but a procedure to ensure that federally funded business is conducted legally with responsible persons,'" Bachman explained.
These are just a few exerps of value from this WND article. I encourage you to visit it.
Friday, September 18, 2009
The first thing Boehner does is mention that Independents out number the base in their concerns over Obama. That's a bit of a tell as to which way he is leaning. But the second issue is far worse.
While I've no problem with his staying clear of some of the truly fringe stuff like the doomed birther movement, that he can't appreciate creeping socialism is rather troubling, indeed. And he seems to feed into the notion that the "base" is mostly comprised of the more extreme and unhinged elements of it.
It's hard to conclude anything other than Boehner simply doesn't get it at all. This is a genuinely troubling read.
You know what I haven't seen much of in the flap over health care? I have seen very few Republicans come out and simply say "This is not the government's job. This is not the government's business. The government has no reason to take over the health care system in this country." Maybe they've been saying it and I just haven't heard it or seen it in print, but there seems to be a dearth of people willing to simply tell the government to back off. And the quote from Rep. Boehner is troubling for that reason. And then I went over to Geek w/a .45, and saw this:
And I thought to myself, "Yep. That explains it."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
What's that? Just how are those cities going to be flattened? Well, with Iranian missiles. Maybe Ruskie and Nork missiles as well. And since we have absolutely NO WAY TO STOP THEM now, thanks to the amateur who's destroying the credibility of this country, well.....
Again, I'm just happy to be in a rural area.
So me, I went out and bought the new ACU rucksack. Fancy frame, fits the body better, carries small cities around inside it, blah blah blah. It comes in four parts - frame, rucksack, shoulder harness and kidney belt.
Guess who can't figure out how the fuck to put this damn thing together? Yep, big Dave, smart Dave, the guy who can do anything with any piece of equipment the Army has.
Oh, and ACORN is still a criminal enterprise.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, drew up a "First Amendment New Deal," a new "Fairness Doctrine" that would include the establishment of a panel of "nonpartisan experts" to ensure "diversity of view" on the airwaves, WND has learned.
Sunstein compared the need for the government to regulate broadcasting to the moral obligation of the U.S. to impose new rules that outlawed segregation.
He goes on to say that this is within the spirit of the 1st Amendment. This document would also require purely commercial stations(probably only ones that disagree with the current governments agenda) to subsudize public or less profitable commercial stations that provide "higher quality programming".
Quite honestly I don't know where to begin with this, other than suggesting you read the entire article. I do however believe I know exactly how this will shake out...
I see anyone who does not agree with the current communist regime, being forced down our throats, being punished finacially and forced to air opinions that they have no desire to pay for. So guess who gets the bounty from this? I think it will be the communist supporters that are trying to get on the Obama gravy train.
House Vote 699 - H.RES.744: On Agreeing to the Resolution Raising a question of the privileges of the House.
Carter: "Overwhelming Portion" Of "Animosity" Toward Obama Due To Race NBC Nightly News reported that yesterday "in Atlanta, former President Carter spoke up and spoke out against what he has seen emerging in some of the public protests against President Obama." Carter said in an interview, "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American."Time and time again when it has been said that the conservatives who did not want Obama as POTUS were racist my rebuke was always that many of us who don't want him would have been very happy with Condoleezza Rice.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Of course, it hasn't passed the house, and it might not even make it through the House depending on how many ACORN apologists there are, but this is a good beginning. And let's face it, even if it gets shut down in the house, we'll have a voting record of everyone who is in league with the corrupt criminal enterprise.
Monday, September 14, 2009
But you know what? The end of the Fiscal Year is upon us, which means no more sending Dave to hell and back every week. At least until November.