Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8/24/10

It's the Economy, Dems:
The economy is tanking. Economists say it has slowed to a near comatose 1.5 percent growth rate, unemployment claims were at a nine-month high and jobs are scarce, yet President Obama is focusing on corporate campaign donations. [And and y/y and m/m home sales tanked today, over 25% down!-JS]
  While the economy is the clear overriding issue in the midterm elections, threatening to topple Democrats from power in Congress, Obama was devoting his weekly radio address last Saturday to an issue far from the real concerns of workers, families and employers struggling to survive.
  If anyone is looking for signs Obama is completely disconnected from the failing economy, his radio address blaming Republicans for blocking his legislation to place restrictions on corporate campaign donations delivered that in spades. Read more…

This Just In >  BHO tells the world in UN report > White House Disappointed with America…Again!  When reading the UPR report, the salient words of Alexander Hamilton should come to mind. In Federalist No. 6, Hamilton warned Americans not to listen to “visionary or designing men, who stand ready to advocate the paradox of perpetual peace” and who wish to “soften the manners of men.” If someone can honestly believe that perfection and peace is possible through politics, then that person, according to Hamilton, “must be far gone in Utopian speculations.” It would appear that the White House is fundamentally dissatisfied with life on planet earth, and the United States of America, in particular. Yet, there are things government can do, and things government cannot do. The Obama Administration should focus on the former, and stop lamenting the absence of utopian peace on earth.

300 Million American Victims:
  September 11, 2001, did not have 3,000 victims; it had 300 million.
  Americans were not ‘disheartened, traumatized and hurt’ by this act of war on the part of Muslim terrorists, we were angry, in fact, enraged, and we responded in kind, and will continue to do so.  We do not need community service days and sensitivity sessions to help us respond to these acts of terrorism; we know that we need to get rid of the people who did this to us, by whatever means, and who will continue to try to do more of the same.
  Unfortunately, the President of the United States does not understand what the American people do.

Pelosi Calls for Crackdown on Anti-Mosque Dissent:
  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently warned darkly about the planned mega-mosque at Ground Zero: “There is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some.” She added her voice to “those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded.”
  After being barraged with questions by those incredulous that she was calling for an investigation not of the shady funding of the mega-mosque itself, but of its opponents—thereby continuing on a path toward criminalizing political dissent that Obama and the people around him have a disturbing tendency to favor—Pelosi dug in her high heels. She did grant that “there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center,” although she called for no investigation. Instead, she reiterated her call to investigate those who dissented from her political line: “At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.”
  Will Pelosi investigate Howard Dean and Harry Reid, now that they have come out against the mosque at Ground Zero? [ Disagree with the political class elite and get investigated? The Wicked-Witch-of-the-West gets wickeder and wackier and more desperate and dangerous every day! – JS ]

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”  James 1:5-6

"No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance."  Alan Bullock