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Stimulus, Schmimulus

Some Change!

Some Change!

With all the threatening, cajoling, windiness and righteous rhetoric coming from Obama and the Congresscritters over the Frankenstein mishmash called the “stimulus package,” a few glimmers of light have somehow made it through the fog.

The problem with the package is that it’s not what either party claims it is, and everyone knows that by now. Dianne Feinstein gave the Democratic argument in a wonderfully succinct manner.

See how easy that is? Four and a half minutes was all it took. Actually, I can do it quicker, but I’m not a Senator and don’t need to quote all those facts and figures. We did the tax cuts before. They didn’t work. Why should we do it again? Let’s create jobs instead.

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Bush and Obama: Perfect Together

Hooray! We’ve finally gotten our Unity Pony, guys and gals. Only problem is, it’s Obama who is unifying with Bush – and the dynamic duo wants a lot more of your…CHANGE.

The Unity Pony Takes Your Change

The Unity Pony Takes Your Change

The federal government has decided to spend $800 billion more on purchasing mortgage assets and securitizing the frozen credit markets. Yes, that brings the total up to $1.5 trillion, officially. Golly gee, can I be a greedy bank, insurance company, financial institution, mortgage lender or credit card company too? All I have to do is get “too big to fail,” and voila! I can steal from the Treasury with both hands and laugh all the way to the bank, as my employees who put their 401(k)’s in my company lose their jobs and their financial futures. Wow, screwing millions of people to the wall is FUN!!!

But I digress. Barack Obama keeps saying there is only “one President at a time,” but in reality, he and Bush are acting as a team.  How sweet!

WASHINGTON — America has never seen anything quite like this: The president and president-elect acting like co-presidents, consulting and cooperating on the day’s biggest crises.

“It’s pretty unusual,” said George Edwards, a presidential expert at Texas A&M University, in College Station.

What Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer calls “the split-screen presidency” is the result of several historic forces converging this fall:

  • The 24-7 nature of the global economy, which demands timely reaction.  
  • Incoming and outgoing presidents who have personal and political reasons to show that they can manage a crisis.  
  • A president-elect, Barack Obama, who “believes in strong government and wants to get things under way immediately,” said William Leuchtenburg, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor who’s written extensively about the presidency.  
  • A lame-duck president, George W. Bush, who’s leaving office voluntarily. “Bush was not defeated. That makes for an easier relationship,” Leutchtenburg said.

Well, thank Gawd we didn’t elect McSame because, um…

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Unity Through Purge

This Friday, my partner Gary and I traveled to New Hampshire to protest the sham Clinton/Obama unity event orchestrated by the Obama campaign. The event reached new heights of bizarre political theatre, as they bused a couple thousand Obama supporters into a town of 1500 whose one main road had to be blocked off to accommodate the several hundred bus trips in took to ferry them back and forth to their cars parked ten miles away.

The event was never about people. It was about a town’s name and its location. The event was held in a town called Unity. Leave it to Obama to elevate symbolism over substance, and to choose a location so remote dissenters may have a really hard time getting there, especially if the dissenters happen to be working people who are usually busy on Friday. It might also be hard to get there if you are elderly, or if you are not really rich, since going to out of the way places uses up a lot of gas, which costs $4.30 now, if you hadn’t noticed.

But “wait”, you say, “You are being unfair to Obama.” This event really was about uniting the Democratic Party, healing the rift, and all singing Kumbaya. If that we’re so, why did they never address the Clinton supporters who came there to express their disgust with the party? Every single one of the people who were most vocal described themselves as life-long Democrats. No one ever asked us about our concerns. No one ever tried to help us unify. Instead, we got told to go to a “free speech zone” down the road away from the event. I thought I was witnessing a rally for George Bush. Didn’t he invent the “free speech zone”?

Other attempts at Unity by the Obama campaign consisted of throwing out a Hillary supporter who had a sign that read, “Democratic party, A House Divided”, and getting the secret service to remove another who dared to hold a sign about 2nd amendment rights.

The following video and stills are of one of the PUMA supporters who was removed from the event (her daughter was still inside). I put up one pic earlier, but this is the whole story:

She did get back in (the secret service guards refused to heed the Obama campaign’s demands that no signs be allowed into the event). I got these stills of her being accosted by two campaign members:

There is a final video clip to this series where I ask the man on the left (a campaign member) why they took her sign. He says that the rules were that no “handmade signs” are allowed. When I point out the other pro Obama “handmade signs” he walks away. I haven’t rendered the video yet, but will add it on here when I do.

Obama campaign never cared what our issues were. He never asked. He never sent anyone to ask.

I know from talking to a lot of Clinton supporters that there are many reasons to be upset with the party and Obama. However, let me just explain what I think is my biggest beef in case Obama is reading this blog, and for a brief second cared to know why we feel the way we do

On May 31st , 2008 at the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee held in Washington DC, the Democratic Party took a giant leap backwards, retreating into its old-politics proverbial “smoky back rooms”. Instead of honoring voters, the committee violated their own sunshine rules and met behind closed doors where they struck a deal to give delegates to Obama from voters that had chosen Clinton. The hunch that the DNC had been rigging the primary to defeat Clinton was confirmed to be true for a lot of her supporters. In order to install Obama quickly, the committee was willing to trash one of the core principles the Democratic Party has come to stand for in America, voting rights.

Now, as more evidence comes out about Obama’s anti-Democratic practices in the primary, his blatant lies, and broken promises, his use of the worst divisive techniques, a trifecta including racism, ageism, and classism, more and more Clinton supporters are hardening their hearts to him. Many believe a vote for him in November would be a vote for voter suppression and fraud. To some, a vote for him would mean saying yes to using race as a weapon to deflect any criticism. Others have long not accepted that someone who has essentially never had a full-time job, who continually seeks higher office without ever having accomplished anything, and who has no foreign affairs experience should ever become President. They have lived through the Bush years.

Another dose of reality for the Obamabots.

To any Obama people who were at the rally:

Did you notice how many African Americans were at the rally? The few we saw were selling bootleg shirts, with Obama grafting 10% of the top of their profits.

Obama cares about you so much, he made you park 10 miles from the event, and forced you to ride buses. You were stranded at the event until Obama said it was time to leave, And you know what? He didn’t even care about you enough to make sure there was enough shelter in case it rained. But remember? It did rain, and the tents that were for the security service detail weren’t enough for everyone to stand under, so you had to stand out in the rain. Some of you didn’t even have umbrellas. I felt bad for you. Once Obama is through with his props, he doesn’t need them anymore.

See you next time Obama wants to unify.

Sincerely,

Your dearest Mawm

********* Intermission **************

OK guys. I have so much more to tell you. Gary and I have been working like little faeries to get this stuff out. I have to pause because the NYC Gay pride parade is going to start in short order, and I feel I must warn the LGBT community the danger Obama poses to our community.

So here are our outfits. We’ll be capturing interesting things from the parade, so stay tuned. Gay Pride is always a blast!

Finally, from GCH, here is the video of MAWM being interviewed on Cavuto:

MUCH MORE TO COME: more suppression of free speech, an obamaphile calls gary racist, and much, much more….please stay tuned!!!! (we shot the video in HD so it is taking forever to compress and render–but its coming)