Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bumper Sticker Borrows Bounty Tagline

Bet Bounty paper towels never thought their product’s tagline would be usurped politically.

Bounty.  The Quicker Picker-Upper.

Check out I Won The World’s for one one bumper sticker where Yes He Did

“Obama:  The quicker ______ upper.”

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Government Fuels Quiet Anger Across America

America’s Quiet Anger.  James T. Gannon at The American Spectator.

Still waters run deep.

There is a quiet anger boiling in America.

It is the anger of millions of hard-working citizens who pay their bills, send in their income taxes, maintain their homes and repay their mortgage loans — and see their government reward those who do not.

It is the anger of small town and Middle American folks who have never been to Manhattan, who put their savings in a community bank and borrow from a local credit union, who watch Washington lawmakers and presidents of both parties hand billions in taxpayer bailouts to the reckless Wall Street titans who brought down the economy in 2008.

It is an undulating anger that actually speaks volumes.  Read on

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Hooves Make Way For 33 Worthless Presidential Promises

A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates.  “33 Broken Promises.”  NRO.

Take some time to read it.  Health care, health care negotiations, raising taxes, recess appointments, border security, Guantanamo Bay, military tribunals, recovery.gov, Iraq, debates, Iran, Jeremiah Wright/Trinity United, Jim Johnson, FISA, nuclear energy, NAFTA, public financing, working out a deal on public financing, welfare reform, gay marriage, partial birth abortion, division of Jerusalem.

Promises are made to be broken?  Hypocrisy belies the motivations of the maker.  

Poor manners abound just the same, for the adult who so easily and casually puts his feet on the historical furniture in the White House.  This middle aged adult has had plenty of time to refine his manners, except when posing for the cameras here and also here.

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Bullying Becomes The Democrats

Big Brother Becomes Big Bully.  AT. 

What a way to go down in the annals of history.  That sounds like such a familiar theme in American government these days. 

A bully cares only about himself and his own greedy will to power. A bully taunts and threatens. A bully holds others in contempt. A bully disregards not only the wishes of those around him, but also the rules that may his restrain his power. A bully takes what is not his.

A bully will not stop until people rise up and put an end to him. 

Why yes.  It has. 

The smash-and-grab style of governing has since run rampant: rules, regulations, taxes, and mandates; the proliferation of unelected czars; the orders and commands; the abuse of power; the diktats-all stuffed down our throats.

Sounds more like thuggery.  The new style of government in this country brought to the forefront since the 2008 election, where Democrats took the House, Senate, and presidency. 

Where the people are ruled, instead of governed. 

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Higher Taxes And Income Redistribution To Pay For Health Care

Star Parker: On the government plantation forever?  Washington Examiner.

Parker gets it right.  Government entitlements fuel a never-ending hunger for more.  The direction of health care will be no different.

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Palm Sunday March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday  Customs.  Catholic Expert.

Neat to see the customs across the world.  

Pope uses popemobile for first time on a Palm Sunday.  France 24.

Neat to see the Pope cruising along the faithful.  Neater to see strength in the face of adversity. 

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Massive Health Care Tab Estimates Coming Sooner Than Expected

The ObamaCare Writedowns.  WSJ. 

Looks like major businesses in this country are tabulating the costs associated with Obamacare.  And it does not look so optimistic, in stark contrast to how Democrats would have anyone think.

On top of AT&T’s $1 billion, the writedown wave so far includes Deere & Co., $150 million; Caterpillar, $100 million; AK Steel, $31 million; 3M, $90 million; and Valero Energy, up to $20 million. Verizon has also warned its employees about its new higher health-care costs, and there will be many more in the coming days and weeks.

The consulting firm Towers Watson estimates that the total hit this year will reach nearly $14 billion, unless corporations cut retiree drug benefits when their labor contracts let them.

Meanwhile, John DiStaso of the New Hampshire Union Leader reported this week that ObamaCare could cost the Granite State’s major ski resorts as much as $1 million in fines, because they hire large numbers of seasonal workers without offering health benefits. “The choices are pretty clear, either increase prices or cut costs, which could mean hiring fewer workers next winter,” he wrote.

The dreaded financial realities are beginning to roll in.  The only question is how much is everything going to increase in cost now.  But will the Democrats ever admit their “history” was truly a fiasco in the making instead?

The Democratic political calculation with ObamaCare is the proverbial boiling frog: Gradually introduce a health-care entitlement by hiding the true costs, hook the middle class on new subsidies until they become unrepealable, but try to delay the adverse consequences and major new tax hikes so voters don’t make the connection between their policy and the economic wreckage. But their bill was such a shoddy, jerry-rigged piece of work that the damage is coming sooner than even some critics expected.

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