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“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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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.

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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.”

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

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D96885BO0&show_article=1

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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]

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Today’s Globular Worming Roundup

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

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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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