Posts Tagged ‘change’

“And, Philadelphia, I know there are some of you who are frustrated because we haven’t gotten everything done that we said we were going to do in two and a half years. It’s only been two and a half years. I got five and a half years more to go. (Applause.) And there are — look, there are times where I feel frustrated. But we knew this wasn’t going to be easy. We knew a journey like this one, there were going to be setbacks, like there were setbacks during the first campaign. There are going to be times where we stumble, just we stumbled sometimes during the first campaign.”  – Hopesy-Changey President Obama, immediately after smoking some killer weed, apparently

I’m thinking he must be high.  Or stupid.  Or a criminal.

Maybe some combitweetion of the three.

What surprises me is that he can say it with no external sign of shame.  That, my friends, is a perfect example of a psychopath – a hardcore pathological liar.

Hey!  Here’s a sack of sh… well, just read it.

When I look around this room, I see America’s future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our congressman, our senators and maybe our president. —Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to illegal aliens at a Senate committee hearing

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Every now and then a poll catches my eye.  I usually hate them.

Rasmussen says 57% would vote entire congress out.

Vote against the incumbent this next cycle.  Get them out of here.   Even if 50% of the wankers were voted out it would strike fear into the hearts of these arrogant politicians.  Just think about the sickening rate at which they are spending your money – and even worse is health-care.

Sent by a friend, apparently made or posted by "BigFurHat"

Sent by a friend, apparently made or posted by "BigFurHat" (click on it for the larger version)

You really believe they work for you?  Well, they don’t, so vote them out.

They have allowed this mess to exist.  Our country should not be in business to take from some people and give to others.  It just doesn’t work.  And it is pathetic as well.

Most folks say “We hate congress” but in the same breath utter some mindless sentence:  “But our rep/senate congress-critter is satisfactory.”   But they aren’t!  If you are a congress-critter and you truly believe that things need to change you’d be shouting it to the rooftops.


They also do many things that would get your or I fired.

Kennedy and Obama – made for each other.

Rangel is as brazen as they come.


Cruel Wife claims I made a bad joke.

Franken-boy came to me with an “L” made out of a flexible plastic sheet.

I folded the long leg over and twisted it to form a “D”.  I asked him what it was and he said “A D!!!”

I said “Yep, we have just performed a text-change operation.”

Well I thought it was funny.

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The Fear of Hope and Change

Update:  If only Bush had this years ago.  I think he would have been able to synergistically leverage the infrastructure’s paradigm and succeed where so many (other) evil ones have failed.

Evil Plan Generator.

He just wasn’t wired for successful follow-through with his evil-ness.

Mine read like this:

Congratulations on being the creator of a new Evil Plan ™!

Your objective is simple: World Domination.
Your motive is a little bit more complex: To show them all

Stage One

To begin your plan, you must first incinerate a town mascot. This will cause the world to wipe the sleep from their eyes, stunned by your arrival. Who is this evil genius? Where did they come from? And why do they look so good in classic black?

Stage Two

Next, you must desecrate the eiffel tower. This will all be done from a abandoned church, a mysterious place of unrivaled dark glory. Upon seeing this, the world will die in a way you just don’t want to think about, as countless hordes of evil clowns hasten to do your every bidding.

Stage Three

Finally, you must demonstrate your needlessly big weather machine, bringing about pain, suffering, the usual. Your name shall become synonymous with dear god no and no man will ever again dare call you names. Everyone will bow before your cunning intelligence, and the world will have no choice but to erect a gigantic statue of you.


Yes, let’s do choose hope over fear.

While President Bush was accused shortly after taking office in 2001 of “talking down the economy” – and for saying the economy was “slowing down” – Mr. Obama is using ever-heightening hyperbole to hammer home his message. But the strategy brings great risk for the “Yes, We Can” man, who just three weeks ago told America in his inaugural address that despite “a sapping of confidence across our land,” his election meant Americans had “chosen hope over fear.”

Source:  Times Online

One person’s hope is another person’s fear, and this is especially true from the standpoint of the conservatives out there.

“The danger for him is using the Jimmy Carter malaise rhetoric, particularly for Mr. Obama, who was elected because people thought he was the solution. There’s only so much negativity they will tolerate from him before they will feel betrayed,” Mr. Luntz said.

Ah, the media and their double-standard.  Let’s hope they start bashing on a more equal-opportunity footing.

Every president must walk a rhetorical tightrope when talking about the economy, a lesson Mr. Bush learned quickly, being bashed just after taking office for delivering somber news. The United States was just entering a mild recession – it had been in one, it turns out, for about nine months – and the new president said so.

Liberals went berserk.

“Every time we turn around, this guy is bad-mouthing the economy. Is that lifting our spirit or dumping on it in order to sell his tax cut?” liberal comentator Bill Press said on CNN. Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter, in an article headlined “Thanks Ever So Much, President Poor-Mouth,” said, “Even if Bush turns out to be right in his predictions of gloom, that doesn’t mean he was right to make them.”


Yes, we need to punish him so that means we need to get to the truth.


At what point exactly did Congress grant itself the powers to enforce the law and judiciate  (preside over) the law as well as just craft it?  Honest question.


One of the stupider things I’ve heard of in a long time.  A jet pack powered by a big hose connected to a boat on the water.  Woo-hoo.


Messenger news:

MESSENGER reaches its orbital perihelion today and passes within 0.31 astronomical units (AU) of the Sun (one AU is nearly 150 million kilometers or 93 million miles). The mission’s imaging team is taking advantage of the probe’s proximity to the fiery sphere to continue their search for vulcanoids – small, rocky asteroids that have been postulated to circle the Sun in stable orbits inside the orbit of Mercury.

Messenger goes to a hot place… Mercury has about ten times the amount of solar radiation incident upon it as we do here at Earth.  It gets hot.  It’s nothing short of amazing to try to make an spacecraft that can survive a year in orbit around Mercury.  Our instrument design constraints were well within Earth norms, which speaks highly of the thermal shield and the ability to radiate heat away from the sunside.

MESSENGER Thermal Engineer Maintains Cool in Extreme Environs

The Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft will be assaulted by temperatures as high as 700°F as it orbits the planet closest to the Sun, and the only thing that will stand between its room-temperature science instruments and the blistering heat is a handmade ceramic-cloth quilt just one-quarter of an inch thick. Carl Jack Ercol, the man largely responsible for making sure that MESSENGER will be able to stand up to such harsh heat once imagined he’d make his living in a darker, much cooler environment: the coal mining industry. Read more about Ercol at http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/who_we_are/member_focus.html.

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The obscenity is the price tag of the inauguration.

Yeah, this makes sense in days of bailouts, record debt, and congress throwing money away like drunken sailors. (Bernanke, too) Especially in the days when the porn industry is asking for handouts. Really, they are.

Well, it’s better to spend lots of money on this than helping shore up the budget, right? It’ll give the peasants hope. I meant to say “people”, sorry. It’ll give the little people hope. Damn, did I do it again? I really meant to say just “people”. Damn.

Barack Obama’s inauguration is set to cost more than £100m making it the most expensive swearing-in ceremony in US history.

Think about it: £100,000,000 = $145,760,000

Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty revealed that is amount that will be billed in the days after the January 20th event. US authorities had previously budgeted just £10m for the day based on previous inaugurations for George Bush and Bill Clinton.

I say televise a small gathering at an Elk’s lodge and provide a couple of kegs of beer. Hope and change, my ass.

Think of the ego it must take to accept this kind of obscenity and not say “Hey, this is out of hand.”

Note:  I should point out the quotes illustrate a deft use of “burying” on the part of the reporter.  You had to dig for the second quote.

By the way… in ’05 Bush was slammed for the $40M price tag.  How about that?  Not saying $40M isn’t obscene but hey, let’s be consistent, ok?

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UPDATE: Dick Morris – An Election the Republicans Needed to Lose – Good Luck Obama

Morris essentially has said (and I agree) that something warm and squishy is going to hit the fan and it might as well splatter all over the democrats.  If conservatives had to lose, this is the time to do so.


Many voters and supporters of Obama did so out of a sincere belief in the words “hope”, which they had plenty of, and “change” which they won’t see much of.

The hard reality is that the changes promised by Obama are outside of the comfort zone of many of the congressional members because of the current political/social climate.

So what will happen when these supporters don’t see the dramatic changes enacted to care for their every need?

Let’s look at Michael Bloomberg, Ruler of New York City.  Apparently everyone was to receive a $400 refund.  The concept of a refund sounded pretty good to many.  But when the realities were examined and the heavy breathing subsided, not only did the $400 just turn to bitter dust and blow away, the good mayor began to make suggestions of a 7%-15% increase in city resident taxes.

NYC residents are somewhat bitter from all accounts.

The same sort of thing is highly likely here with President-elect Obama.  He’s made many promises and people have looked at what he said he believed in and said “We like this!”  But, the money has to actually come from somewhere and there is nothing that leads one to believe that “sharing the wealth” will ever be anything outside of a pipe dream.

So then what?

At worst we would see cries of “Racism!” and “Partisanship!”.  Perhaps even “Conspiracy to make Obama fail!”

At best, Obama could be hampered by not only Republicans chastised by this election cycle (realizing that perhaps the party has strayed from it’s core) but by the so-called “Blue-Dog Democrats” who will insist on reining in the fiscally irresponsible excesses that have become the norm in recent history.

Not that this would be a bad thing.

But the end result is that large numbers of voters who are happy today and have invested so much of themselves emotionally in this election will be sadly disappointed.  They do not realize that the current state of affairs is far larger than the office of POTUS.  Giving people false hope in change is worse than giving them moderated hope that has some basis in reality.

It will be a rude awakening for many.


To lighten it up… Detroit … Obama Win Bittersweet for Detroit Residents Hoping to Riot

Detroit, MI – In a historic moment, yesterday Barack Obama was elected President of the United States by a sound margin and the streets of Detroit thusly remained quiet, much to the disappointment of many city residents… [more]


Today’s Globular Worming Roundup

The BBC chastising anyone not toeing the orthodox line on globular worming?  Heavens!


Let’s hedge our bets.  It’s a win-win for the hemp-wearing crowd because magic mushrooms could be helping with globular worming, too.

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UPDATE: Oooh, yet another reason why you should vote for Obama… OR ELSE.

UPDATE #2:  Obama’s answer to those of us who don’t want higher taxes:  Selfishness.

Lemur King’s Note: What?  I’m selfish because the level I think I have a right to keep as the fruits of my labors is different than yours?  Well effin’ bite me, Obama.  I could at least look at you without sneering but now I’d probably spit on you, you arrogant creep.


This from Drudge:

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states -- and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs -- and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters -- and possibly others -- will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black American president.


Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES' Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain's Straight Talk Express airplane.

And Fox…  Three Reporters Removed from Obama Plane:

Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain — the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News — have been booted from Barack Obama’s campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race.

Well, I gotta say that on one hand I’m not surprised.  On the other hand, if you really did have space problems, who you gonna ditch?  Are you going to get rid of the people that fawn over you and stroke your ego or the ones that you don’t like because you think they don’t like you?

Here I want to point out –

  1. Obama is about change.  No idea what kind of change or how he plans to do it, but he’s about change
  2. Obama is already setting up his election party, so sure is he that he’s going to win
  3. Obama’s actions from being evasive to hiding his past to throwing out folks he doesn’t like to arrogant moves like #2… expect more control because he’s not going to change when he gets in power except to become even more like himself
  4. Nancy Pelosi says that control of both the house and senate by the Democrats will be a much more bipartisan thing and we should not worry
  5. Supreme court seats may be up for grabs
  6. Obama is the most liberal member out there
  7. If Obama wins it is because we’ve moved beyond race, but if he loses it is because we are not beyond race.  Just who is it that hasn’t moved beyond race again?  This kind of thinking that is so prevalent among Obama supporters frankly scares me
  8. Socialism is what the Democrats are after
  9. We can’t afford Social Security – do you really think that adding national health coverage is going to help anyone in the long term?

Even if you’re democrat, do you really want a bunch of people with that much power?  Any bunch of like-thinking people with that much power?  What happens if they all decide to embark on a really bad idea?  What kind of checks are there against it?  Think long and hard before you answer.

This election is about Control, not Change.

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Sorry, but does anyone worry when someone like Obama comes along and says:

I promise you. We won’t just win New Hampshire. We will win this election and, you and I together, we’re going to change the country and change the world.

I worry. I worry a LOT.

Even the simplest reason is enough to frighten: It shows an ego that surpasses Clinton.

Second: It shows a fundamental lack of reality.

Third: No one knows what his changes will be. No one can know, because he’s never said anything concrete.


If only Obama could bring back global warming…

Thirty Years of Warmer Temperatures Go “Poof”.

Thing is, not a lot of papers are published that question global warming, because it is against diktat.


Let’s assume for a second that Obama is here to change the world… do you think he’d change this?

Iran Arrests Spy Pigeons Near Nuclear Site


Poisonous Chemical Linked to Deadly Chinese Milk Crisis Found in Edible Sex ‘Spreads’

I love the quote from the British Food Standards Agency:

This is a first. We’ve never had to put out an alert before on ‘willy spread’ — chocolate-flavored or otherwise

Although I’m a little confused as to how they classified this as a food.  It’s not nutritional, but then again neither is Domino’s Pizza.


I was sent this e:mail joke and I had to post it even though it’s probably everywhere and back already:

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard, crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell , New Mexico..  This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations.

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep…?

No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens…!

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Climate *Change*

Climate change is such a bitch.  We dumped out all this CO2 and the world is freezing slowly, just like they said it would.

Earliest snow since 1898 in Boise, ID.

Note:  If you haven’t noticed by now, I mock Globular Worming idiots in any way I can.  Also noteworthy, when I make arguments the other way like in this post, I don’t believe that, either.  I think that anything we can possibly measure in our lifetime is statistically insignificant.  Show me a 150 year trend (at a minimum) and I might actually notice you.  Show me a 300-500 year trend and I’ll actually listen and give you a bit of my time.  Anything less and you’re wasting my time – except the time it takes to mock you.

The problem with noticing short trends, by the time you actually note that they are there, the trend has usually passed you by.  Like… OH!  Recent events???

More later…  I have guests coming.  A good guest.  A guy who kept me sane when I was loaned out for a space instrument project years ago.  A voice of calm and reason.   And he’s bringing sausages to grill so he’s got top billing today.

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