Yet Another Obama Lie

“We Need More Teachers.”

Really? Really?

From Cato-At-Liberty[*1]

How many is enough? One teacher per family? Hey, that’s a good idea. But we already have that.

It’s called homeschooling.

A lot of what Obama says sounds good at first because he’s mastered the technique of a forceful and authoritative tone. Unfortunately, so much of what he says is simply utter bullshit. And, increasingly, people are catching on to this sad fact.

He keeps saying that he hasn’t communicated enough. That is of course something else that isn’t true. He’s communicated plenty. What he hasn’t tried so far is TELLING THE TRUTH. I’m afraid that’s because he wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the ass.

The “Waste” part of “Waste, Fraud, and Abuse”

New Yorkers outraged as bureaucrats order city to change lettering on every single street sign[*1]

Of course, knowing how Democrats work, Fraud could be at work here too. Somebody’s nephew probably has a sign-making company and needs some business.

The additional cost to the city, if any, will be “marginal” because it receives a steady stream of state funding for routine sign repairs and replacement, DOT spokesman Seth Solomonow said.

Oh, that’s OK then. It won’t be the New York City taxpayers who pay for the signs. It will be everybody else in New York State paying for them. And, of course, through the generosity of the Federal Government, every taxpayer in the United States gets to contribute to this, too.

Hey, that’s more than fair, isn’t it?

Wellstone Memorial 2010

I fully expect the “One Nation” show (it would dignify it excessively to call it a “rally”) in Washington, D.C. this Saturday to be a repeat of the disastrous and dreadful Wellstone Memorial in 2002.

You remember that one–the memorial for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash before the 2002 election–where a wake and a “celebration” of Wellstone’s life turned into a combination leftist freak show and hatefest aimed at anyone on the political right.

They’re going to do it again this Saturday. They won’t be able to help themselves.

Because everything the left accuses the right of being–racist, sexist, homophobe, Islamophobe, all the rest–well, that’s what they, the left are. They are all those things, and lack the imagination, or perhaps the awareness, to understand that not everyone sees the world the same way that they do.

And all of that intolerance, bigotry, and hatred towards anyone and everyone who has the temerity to think differently than they do will be on display this Saturday in Washington, D.C. They won’t be able to help themselves.

Watch. Then go back and watch — actually see for yourself, not what the major media told you happened but what actually happened — at Beck’s 8/28 “Restoring Honor” event[*1] .

Then decide who is dividing this country, and who is trying to pull it together.

I’m doing Twitter wrong

More accurately, I’m not really doing Twitter at all. Oh, I’m there, I guess. But I’m kinda old fashioned. Give me a good ol’ RSS reader and a handful of insightful blogs. Heck, I don’t even have texting on my cell phone (you can tell I’m an old-timer, ’cause I still call it a “cell phone.”)

Anyway, Stacy McCain[*1] is apparently doing it right.

Dan Collins[*2] has photographic evidence, of a sort (scroll to the end of the post, after absorbing all the appalling stuff he links about at the front end of the post).

(Yeah, I’m on The Facebook, too. No, I don’t wanna post my Facebook page. Find it yourself. Yeah, call me anti-social-networking, assuming that’s a real word. I’m on the Internet too much as it is.)

You know you’re getting obsessed with politics when:

Time to take a short break, I think, from today’s posting frenzy . . . – Democrat = Censorship

Censorship of the Internet Takes Center Stage in “Online Infringement” Bill[*1]

Senator Patrick Leahy yesterday introduced the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act” (COICA).
. . .
This is a censorship bill that runs roughshod over freedom of speech on the Internet. Free speech is vitally important to democracy, which is why the government is restricted from suppressing speech except in very specific, narrowly-tailored situations. But this bill is the polar opposite of narrow — not only in the broad way that it tries to define a site “dedicated to infringing activities,” but also in the solution that it tries to impose — a block on a whole domain, and not just the infringing part of the site.

The step from where the Democratic Party is now to where continental Europe found itself in the 1930’s is not very far at all. The European politicians of that era (inspired, by the way, by the American Progressives like Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson) thought they knew all the answers, and knew better than anybody else how to make life better for everybody, too. And if a few eggs had to be broken to make a better omelette, well then that was the price that we all had to pay, wasn’t it?

This could end quite badly indeed.

Karl Denninger is really starting to scare the bejeesus out of me . . .

His latest: Avoidance Will Not Work[*1] :

Bernanke doesn’t have this under his control. He wants you to think he does, but he does not. His “nuclear option” forces him to monetize roughly thirty trillion of rolling debt. If he does it, the currency instantly collapses and the government very well might go with it.

Geithner definitely doesn’t have this under his control. The Government can only give him that control by ceasing deficit spending. We’re talking about a 50% cut in the Federal Budget – including entitlements. Are you willing to accept that? You’re going to have to be – because ultimately, that’s going to have to happen.

And Obama doesn’t have this under control at all. His only mantra? Spend more money we don’t have. Pure insanity – the very reason we’re in this mess.

No, folks – the power and choice is yours, but if you choose not to act – here and now – once that line is crossed it isn’t going to make a damn bit of difference what you do.

Your wealth – all of it – will be lost.

Yep. Bejeesus. Scared. Totally out. Gimme a beer.

We Are So Screwed.

“The Insurgency”

I prefer “The Restoration,” personally.

The question is: Are you with the people, or are you with the powerful?

Choose wisely. This is still America. For a little while, anyway.

Anyway, This from a two-part article (Part one[*1] , Part two[*2] ) at the new RightNetwork, which pretty much hits the nail on the head:

The Insurgency began in the fall of 2008, when President Bush, Senator Obama, and Senator McCain appeared together to endorse the TARP bailout. At that moment the lights came on for many Americans. It was glaringly obvious that both political parties jointly operated the system, and the system existed to protect the well connected at the expense of everyone else. The public opposed the TARP bailouts; the banks got their money anyway. The Insurgency, long brewing, began.

The Insurgency is a movement of citizens directed against unsustainable government taxation and regulation, and spending, both of which benefit insiders rather than ordinary people. The target of the Insurgency is a leviathan in Washington, D.C. that will ruin us all if it is not dismantled.

The Insurgency is part of a long tradition of mass political movements in our history. It has the potential to make a fundamental change in American life—for the better.

. . .

The Democrats have been the main advocates of bigger government, so they are the most threatened by the Insurgency, and their servile allies in the legacy media have responded with the usual dishonest campaign of vilification. They have tried to demonize this new mass movement, and to alienate it from the center of the American electorate. So far, they have enjoyed only limited success in their shrill efforts at defamation. Labeling as “racist” all disagreements with any so-called Progressive position is an overused, worn-out weapon at this point, for instance—and leftists similarly overused and neutralized the word “fascist,” as George Orwell memorably recounted over 60 years ago. No one is fooled.

Nonetheless, the Republican Party will derive little joy from the Insurgency. It has similarly been stunned by the appearance of this massive outbreak of popular feeling and activity. The post-1994 decay of the GOP, especially during the Bush era, has shown the American people that no relief will come from the Republican Party unless it reforms itself first. The voters repudiated the GOP in 2006 and 2008, and with good reason.

The GOP seems to have initially believed that it could somehow ride public anger to victory in 2010 without offering any basic change in the way the game is played. The ongoing political massacre of establishment GOP politicians shows that this was incorrect; the public is onto their game. Time is running out for the GOP. The years 2010 and 2012 will be the GOP’s last opportunity to reform itself, and if it fails to do so, the GOP will be the first major victim of the Insurgency.

Much more. To understand the Tea Parties, to understand The Insurgency, to understand The Restoration, go and Read The Whole Thing, else you be as ignorant as our “betters” in Washington.