“The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”
Archive for January, 2010
Reports are that “Dear Leader” is bored. The job he spent the past 8 years running for is not as much fun as he thought it was. The press is picking on him. People are no longer throwing themselves at him. Even the Obama Girl is just not that into him any more… Boo effing hoo.
When he doesn’t get what he wants, his modus operandi has always been to take his ball and go home. Or more precisely to seek a bigger game. When “community organizing got boring, he ran for the Illinois state Senate. When he was bored with that he ran for the US Senate, helped along the way by timely (and illegal) leaking of his opponents’ sealed divorce records. After 18 months in the Senate he found that boring and ran for President.
Now he is bored again. People are too stupid to do what he knows is best and it’s too hard to get those geezers in the Senate to pay proper homage to his Awesomeness. As Byron York explains:
What drove Obama was not just ambition, although he is certainly ambitious. As he became frustrated in each job, Obama concluded that the problem was not having the power to do the things he wanted to do. So he sought a more powerful position.
Today he is in the most powerful position in the world. Yet he has spent a year struggling, and failing, to enact far-reaching makeovers of the American economy. So now, even in the Oval Office, there are signs that the old dissatisfaction is creeping back in.
Sorry Barry, the position of Jesus Christ is already taken… If you are that bored, quit. The country will be better off. (Stop snickering! Joe Biden as president! Yeah!)
Having blown the one-year closure deadline set last January in an executive order, the administration is planning to transfer some detainees to a state prison it hopes to acquire in Illinois. But there appears to be little mood in Congress to provide the administration with either the funding for the prison or the authority to transfer detainees who will be held indefinitely.
At the same time, opposition is building to plans to transfer a number of detainees, including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, to a civilian court in Lower Manhattan for federal trial.
I can’t say this bothers me. I can say I am glad to see “His Arrogance” taken down multiple pegs. I’m getting a little sick of looking at the chin-jut, to be honest.
Every man, woman and child in American now owes the goverment the equvialent of a new BMW 328.
The Senate approved on Thursday a $1.9 trillion boost in the amount of debt the federal government can take out. The bill, which passed 60 to 40 [along party lines], would establish the new limit at $14.3 trillion — equal to about $45,000 for every American.
Keep up the great work, Barry. And no, this is not Bush’s fault. This is all yours, baby. All yours.
As for the deficit, CBO shows that over the first three years of the Obama Presidency, 2009-2011, the federal government will borrow an estimated $3.7 trillion. That is more than the entire accumulated national debt for the first 225 years of U.S. history. By 2019, the interest payments on this debt will be larger than the budget for education, roads and all other nondefense discretionary spending.
We can’t afford any more of Obama. And yes it is his deficit. Bush was not fiscal conservative but his deficits were pocket change compared to Obama.
What we need to do it shut the damn Federal Government down for abotu three years and then try again in 2012 with a whole new slate of people.
John J. Pitney Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College on Obama’s “freeze:
The proposal sounds like what an unsuccessful dieter would order at McDonald’s:Big Mac, large fries, Diet Coke.— Steve Hamerdinger