Friday, August 26, 2011

A tale of two buses....

Top: Former Governor Sarah Palin's Bus,  Bottom: President Barack Hussein Obama's Bus
Need I say more....?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

And we are paying for it...

Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries

“Militarily, China’s sustained modernization program is paying visible dividends,” the report said. “During 2010, China made strides toward fielding an operational anti-ship ballistic missile, continued work on its aircraft carrier program, and finalized the prototype of its first stealth aircraft.”

More disturbing:

China also is continuing aggressive cyberintelligence gathering and targeted numerous computer systems around the world, the report said, noting the intrusions “appear to have originated within the PRC.”
“These intrusions were focused on exfiltrating information,” the report said, noting that the same skills can be used for “computer network attacks” in warfare.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

What is Obama's REAL motivation...?

Ignorance, Stupidity or Connivance?
Walter E. Williams 

I believe Mr. Williams sums it up quite nicely:

I don't believe that Obama is dumb enough to believe that a tax on corporate jets would be a revenue generator. His agenda is to inspire envy and resentment against wealthy Americans as a tool in pursuit of his higher-tax agenda.

The question that is still nagging me, is why does he want to do this?  

What is Obama's REAL motivation?  

What part does "inspiring envy and resentment against wealthy Americans" play in BHO's bigger picture?  

To me the possible answers to those questions are more disturbing than nearly every other question about Barack Hussien Obama.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We need an alien invasion to save the economy...

The man, Paul Krugman, who said this is a Pulitzer Prize winning Nobel Laureate and all around kook on NY Times Opinion page....  

Yes!  He really did say that.  Really.  You heard it right.  Alien invasion could save the economy.  Dang, I wish I'd thought of that!

I'm sensing a pattern...

A rose by any other name....

You can call Food Stamps SNAP, but it's still welfare....

Using this logic, the government ought to give us all food stamps to really get the economy rolling!  Idiocracy...

Monday, August 15, 2011

More Greenie Solar Power Boondoggles...

From the Stimulus Progress Report:

Evergreen Solar Was Hoping to Hire 90 to 100 People for Its Manufacturing Plant. "Evergreen Solar, the Marlborough-based maker of solar panels, also is hoping to hire 90 to 100 people at a manufacturing plant in Devens, said Gary Pollard, vice president of human resources. The plant, which opened last summer, is expected to employ more than 800 when it reaches full capacity." [Boston Globe, 3/6/09]

Breaking News:

Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

By Greg Turner And Jerry Kronenberg
Monday, August 15, 2011 

I mean, really, who saw this coming, right?

Greg Bialecki, [Deval] Patrick’s economic development czar, defended the administration’s support for the once-promising Evergreen. The state is still trying to recoup about $4 million [of $58 million] in cash from the Marlboro-based company.
“Not every company is going to be successful ... but we still believe the approach of providing business incentives to create and maintain manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts is an important strategy,” he said.
Evergreen — hurt by lower-cost competition in China and plummeting prices for solar panels — also said it will cut more jobs — 65 layoffs in the United States and Europe, mostly through the shutdown of its Midland, Mich., manufacturing facility. That would leave Evergreen with about 68 workers according to a head count listed in the bankruptcy filing.
To cut costs, Evergreen shifted some of its production to Wuhan, China, last year. That joint venture will remain operating subject to financing talks with Chinese investors. [emphasis mine]
Again, I'll say, "Who could have thought way back last year that China could produce solar panels cheaper...?  Who? 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Forefather Wisdom....

"History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Dems are scared...

...and rightly so.

The Democrats will always tell you who they fear by who they attack. This weekend they coined the phrase "Tea Party downgrade", as if the $10 trillion they are going to add to the deficit doesn't count, the fact that they did not pass a budget in either the house or the senate the entire time they controlled it didn't matter and conveniently over looking the fact that 95 House and 45 Senate Democrats voted FOR the bill raising the debt ceiling.... 

The inside-the-beltway Dems are sacred....

Monday, August 01, 2011

The New Face of the U.S. vs the Old Guard....

Maro Rubio is one the rare politicians who I actually enjoy listening to....  My prediction is that if he can remain scandal-less, he will one day be president.