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Hey all – so sorry for the long delay.  There has been a lot of shit going on in and around The BoBo household – real world work got real busy, got busy with duties as the state chair of the platform committee for The American Conservative Party, step-daughter has been in the hospital since this past Saturday, my oldest is in jail (I won’t even go there – freakin’ idiot!) and we took the little one’s to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween at Disney on Sunday – so – with everything going on – I just couldn’t get myself to blog or respond.  But – here I am – I’m back.

So – we’ve all heard about P-BO’s Czars – little dribs and drabs here and there.  Well, let’s meet them all – h/t to Mitchel Morey for this:

OBAMA’S “CZARS

CZAR

Czar Position

Summary

Richard Holbrooke

Afghanistan Czar

Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use.

Ed Montgomery

Auto recovery Czar

Black radical anti business activist.  Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty.  ACORN board member.  Communist DuBois Club member.

Jeffrey Crowley

AIDS Czar

Homosexual. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and Special Status, including free health care for gays.

Alan Bersin 

Border Czar

former failed superintendent of San Diego .   Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton.   Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno – to keep borders open to illegal’s

David J. Hayes 

California Water Czar

Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, “Progress Policy”.  No training or experience in water management.

Ron Bloom

Car Czar

Auto Union worker. Anti business & anti nuclear.  Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business.  Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned. How did this happen?

Dennis Ross

Central Region Czar

Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars.  Obama apologist to the world.  Anti gun and pro abortion.

Lynn Rosenthal

Domestic Violence Czar

Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  Vicious anti male feminist. Supported male castration.

Gil Kerlikowske

Drug Czar

devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal,  Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle.  Believes no American should own a  firearm.  Supports legalization of drugs




Carol Brower

Energy and Environment Czar

Political Radical Former head of EPA – known for anti-business activism.  Strong anti-gun ownershipSOCIALIST on Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for “global governance” and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.

Joshua DuBois

Faith Based Czar

Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism—seek a separate black nation..  Anti gun ownership lobbyist.

Cameron Davis

Great Lakes Czar

Chicago radical anti business environmentalist.  Blames George  Bush for “Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink.”    No experience or training in w ater management.  Former ACORN Board member

Van Jones

Green Jobs Czar

(since resigned).  Black activist Member of American communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who said Geo Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes.  MARXIST, said whites are poisoning blacks, said transformation from “suicidal gray capitalism to econ-capitalism to the complete redistribution of wealth.”   Black activist with strong anti-white views.

Daniel Fried

Guantanamo Closure Czar

Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists.  Believes America has caused the war on terrorism.

Nancy-Ann DeParle.

Health Czar

Former head of Medicare / Medicaid.   Strong Health Care Rationing proponent.  She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.

Vivek Kundra

Information Czar

born in New Delhi, India.  Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails.

Todd Stern

International Climate Czar

Anti business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supportrer of the Kyoto Accord.  Pushing hard for Cap and Trade.  Blames US business for Global warming..

Dennis Blair

Intelligence Czar

Ret Navy.   Stopped US guided missile program as “provocative”.  Chair of ultra liberal “Council on Foreign Relations” which blames American organizations for regional wars.

George Mitchell

Mideast Peace Czar

Fmr. Sen from Maine Left wing radical.  Has said Israel should be split up into “2 or 3 “ smaller more manageable plots”.  Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual

Kenneth Feinberg

Pay Czar

Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY.   Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs.

Cass Sunstein

Regulatory Czar

Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good”.   Rules against personal freedoms many times –like private gun ownership. Says animals should be able to sue people. Anti-hunting..

John Holdren

Science Czar

Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti business activist.  Claims US business has caused world poverty.  No Science training.  OK to abort a child until the age of two.  Thinks TREES should be able to sue humans.

Earl Devaney

Stimulus Accountability Czar

spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens.  Believes in Open Borders to Mexico .  Author of  statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico .

J. Scott Gration

Sudan Czar

Native of Democratic Republic of Congo.  Believes US does little to help Third World countries.  Council of foreign relations, asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations

Herb Allison

TARP Czar

Fannie May CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of  people to lose their life savings.

John Brennan

Terrorism Czar

Anti CIA activist.  No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs.  Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military

Aneesh Chopra

Technology Czar

No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti doctor activist.  Supports Obama Health care Rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Gov. health care plan

Adolfo Carrion Jr.

Urban Affairs Czar

Puerto Rican.  Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America .  Millionaire “slum lord” of the Bronx , NY.  Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from “sweetheart” deals with labor unions.  Wants higher taxes to pay for minority housing and health care

Ashton Carter

Weapons Czar

Leftist.  Wants all private weapons in US destroyed.  Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America .  No Other “policy”

Gary Samore

WMD Policy Czar

Former US Communist.   Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith.  Has no other “policy”.


Kevin Jennings SAFE SCHOOL CZARS  As a teacher when a 15 year year said he was having sex with an older man, instead of turning in the man—the law for a teacher, he asked how it was going and suggested they use condoms.  Held a conference with the MAXIMUM age of 18 to teach homosexual issues like “fisting.”   Wrote the intro to the book, “Queering Elementary Education.” Has repeatedly praised and claims to be inspired by Harry Hay, early supporter of NAMBLA, (Noth American Man Boy Love Association).

This is some really scary shit people. Joe McCarthy is probably rolling in his grave. While he abused his power – at least he was trying to protect this country from Communists in the administration. Now – there are there right out in the open.

I know I have some reasonable liberal readers out there – is this reasonable to you guys?  Do you really believe these people believe in high level executive positions in our government?  Do you really believe that P-BO is not out to tear down this country brick-by-brick only to remake it in the socialist and marxist image of Europe and old Russia?  It’s here now and we only have a short period of time to stop this march.

Come 2010 and 2012 – we need to renounce P-BO and this administration.  It’s time to put real Americans in there, whether they are Democrat, Republicans or Independents – we need to get rid of these radical leftists.

Hi All – we’ve got a lot of great submissions this week!  I hope you get a chance to get through them all.  Before we get this thing started – I gotta say this – GO PENGUINS!!!!!!  For you Red Wing fans – so sorry – too bad! Bwahahahaha!  Also I wanted to point out there will not be a Carnival next Sunday – it’s Father’s Day and I plan on spending the whole day with the kids.  However, you can still put in submissions for the following week – June 28, 2009 Edition!

Conservative

John Kaduk presents Chicago’s Summer Games: Murder posted at The Right Wing.

Great stats John.  It’s very interesting that we don’t hear that in the MSM – 509 murders a year in Chicago compared to 314 soldiers killed in Iraq.  I don’t think they’ll get the Olympics either.

lsm presents Russia Warns Us. posted at awaken the elephants blog.

Thanks LSM for breaking this down for us.  I touched upon this briefly last week – but – you’ve done a great job of covering the entire report out of Pravda.  Imagine – a formerly Communist nation telling America how to be Capitalist and warning us we’re on the path to Socialism.  Well – I hope no one out there is surprised considering bloggers like myself and you tried to warn America BEFORE the election!

Eric Gargiulo presents Don’t Apologize For Me Mr. President! posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “President Obama has elevated the art of national self-loathing to new heights, and seems to delight in prostrating the most powerful nation on the face of the earth before its critics and rivals, especially on foreign soil. The Obama worldview revolves around the central premise that the United States must be humble and “engage” and work with its enemies through the application of “smart power”.”

Eric – my sentiments exactly!  Nicely put.

Selkirk presents Shocker: The Left Distorts the Truth to Justify Health Care Bill posted at Political Castaway Blog: Broadcasting Conservatism to Rescue America.

Selkirk – thanks for submitting this and doing some background research.  In addition to the lies perpetrated regarding bankruptcies – I also want to point out the myth behind the 47 Million without insurance.  First – they never mentioned that as of 2007 the U.S. Census Bureau has actually adjusted it to 45 Million.  Sure, that seems like a lot – but – you actually have to look at the real numbers.

17.8 Million make $50,000+ income/year.  They can afford their own healthcare, they just choose not to buy it – which to me is irresponsible.

8.6 Million are under the age of 18 – they qualify for Medicaid, SCHIP, or what is called a Share of Cost coverage based on a sliding scale of parents’ total income.  Their parents just have not applied for it – which is irresponsible.

550,000 are age 65+ and are eligible for Medicare – again – they just need to apply.

10 Million are not U.S. citizens – they aren’t eligible for any government insurance assistance anyway.

When you break it down – we really only have 35 Million Americans that are uninsured and out of that – 27 Million could really be covered – but, due to their own irresponsibility – are not insured.  What this leaves is 8 million without coverage that would require assistance.  Another interesting statistic is that out of the total 45 million uninsured – 35 Million are White.  The government tries to say that there is a racial disparity and that it is mostly minorities that are uninsured and we need to help them.  Bullshit!  Here’s the source for all these numbers – straight from the U.S. Census Bureau – don’t take my word for it – you guys are smart enough to read through these numbers yourselves.  This is a huge con job on America to push nationalized healthcare because they don’t think we’ll actually look at the real numbers:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthin06/p60no233_table6.pdf

Garrett Oden presents 10 Most Common Arguments for Abortion « Forever Christian posted at Forever Christian, saying, “My personal thoughts on abortion with some fact mixed in. The addition of my short article would be beneficial to your carnival! Thanks =D”

Garrett – thanks for this submission.  I don’t buy their arguments either!  You’ve done a great job of dispelling each one of them.

Michael Bass presents Is Haley Barbour running for President? posted at South Mississippi Campaign For Liberty, saying, “His recent veto of eminent domain abuse here in Mississippi should give Republicans a good reason to pause and examine his legislative record carefully.”

Well – if he is – he’s in good company with Barack Obama supporters then!  Thanks for bringing this to the forefront.  Hopefully, the RNC will be smart enough to know that real Republicans and Conservatives do not support lefty RINO’s.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Stock Market Predictions From Bad News Bears posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “What are the economic pundits telling us now?”

Digerati – I like the varying “experts” you provided for detailing the various “opinions” out there.  I have to agree with you – there is nothing better than doing your own research and data gathering before you make a decision.  Additionally, the reasons why people invest are varying and personal.  Some are risk-takers and others are conservative – and everyone in between.  It still all boils down to what your investment goals are.  The market has always been a risk-reward system.  The greater the risk – the potential for great rewards – but – with that also comes the potential for great loss.  You’re right – the truth is somewhere in between and we ultimately need to decide for ourselves what is right for us.  You’ve provided some great information for helping to make those decisions.

The Smarter Wallet presents Can A Housing Assistance Program Prevent Foreclosure? posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thanks!”

I don’t have anything to add to this – as I don’t have any personal knowledge or experience.  What I can say is that you have once again provided some very valuable information to our readers.  Hopefully, if we have anybody out there reading this that falls in this unfortunate situation – they will come to your blog and find the information they need to get out of the rut.

Liberal

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Liz Cheney’s Song posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Interesting – but – who really cares about Liz Cheney and what she is saying?  NO real Conservative or political junky pays any attention to her anyway.

Fortuitous Observer presents Walking Contradictions posted at Soul Thumping, saying, “Seeing humor in politics”

While I can see why you find humor in what you think are contradictions – it just goes to show how out of touch Liberals are with Conservatives.  The fact of the matter is that Conservatives are indeed great activists for personal liberty and freedom.  It makes perfect sense that a conservative supporter of Palin would also be in support of free Tibetans.  But – I will have to give you the one regarding the Greatful Dead.  Never did like their music in the first place – very over rated.

The problem is that Liberals only tend to hang out with other Liberals and only read Liberal blogs and watch the Liberal news media.  You guys are so boxed in you don’t see the real world for what it is.  Before you decided to go off on me – this comes from a study straight out of Ohio State. Conservatives are actually more open-minded and greater supporters of Liberty and Freedom than Liberals.  We believe the way to personal freedom is personal responsibility – not government interference.

And..I guess you have never heard of the term “South Park Conservatives.”  There are those of us out here that are very Conservative – but – open minded enough to enjoy themselves and not take things too seriously.

Miscellaneous

C. E. Dowalt presents President Obama: Groveler in Chief, Dhimi Version posted at Money Confidential.

C.E. – it appears there is something wrong with your blog.  I got an error message from your host stating it is unavailable and for you to contact them as soon as possible.  There is a phone number there for you to call them.  I hope you get this back up again soon.  I’d really like to read your posts. Let me know when you’re back up and running again.

Mar Matthias Darin presents Obama Indicted by Two Hundred Member Grand Jury posted at The Matthias Chronicles, saying, “Forget the seat belt, we’re going to need battle armor soon… This is going to be one wicked roller coaster ride!”

Mar Matthias – I hope one of my commentors – Orchid – comes back again to see this.  That commentor thinks this is all about racism.  When 200 jurors from 8 Grand Juries hand down indictments around this country requesting the birth certificate be presented as he may be usurping power and became the President illegally – I would say that is significant evidence that this issue is gaining steam around the country.  If he really were an American citizen – why is he spending so much money ($1 million) in legal fees to battle it?  Thanks for posting this up!

Sarah Scrafford presents 100 Open Courses to Learn More About the Middle East posted at Rated Colleges.

Nice list Sarah.  Given that the President recently called the U.S. a Muslim Nation – I think people should get to understand just what that means.

C. E. Dowalt presents Checkmate in Asia posted at Money Confidential.

See above.

J.D. Bell presents Barack Tells Congress To Get Off Their Pork-Filled Butts posted at It Takes Work, saying, “Mr. Obama is getting a little impatient with his Legislative backup singers.”

First – I see where you’re going with this J.D. – and I can support some of your points.  However, you’ll see that I provided some statistics in this carnival regarding the so-called “uninsured.”  That’s a scam.  Regarding healthcare costs being way to high – that’s not entirely true either.  You have to look at what is driving up healthcare costs – one of the largest portions of that being out of control lawsuits.  If you want to bring the cost of healthcare down – there needs to be tort reform first.  Hospitals and physicians have to carry multi-million dollar policies as a result – these costs are passed down to patients.  Additionally, built in to these costs are technology.  As technology becomes more widely used – the costs come down.  But, overall – the greatest cost to our healthcare system are illegal immigrants.  They are costing us billions of dollars each year.  Their care falls under what is termed “indigent care.”  They are uninsured and as a result of EMTALA – cannot be turned away because they are illegal.  These costs to care for illegals are passed down to everyone else – which makes the cost of healthcare increase significantly.

As for quality of healthcare – not sure how you come to the conclusion it is “wayyy too low.”  I have been involved in the healthcare industry in every aspect of it for over 18 years.  I have seen the improvements in quality.  The quality of our healthcare is superior compared to the rest of the world.  We are number 1 in quality of care – it is for this reason that many foreignors come to this country for their health care needs.  You didn’t provide any evidence.

We don’t need the kind of healthcare reform that Obama and the Dems are pushing.  What we need is for our government to enforce the laws already in place to bring costs down and to implement tort reform.  Great discussion though!

News

Archvillain presents Rumors of War posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “War is bad for business. Let’s hope China thinks so, too.”

Thanks for the history lesson Archvillain.  I always learn something new from your posts.  As with you, I hope China truly understands the threat from N. Korea and will do something about it.  Given the way we’re all tied in economically around this globe – a war could truly be devastating for us all.

James J. Gormley presents One flu over the cuckoo’s nest? Phony Swine Flu products are dangerous posted at The Gormley Files, saying, “Swine flu swindlers take consumers for a ride.”

James – thanks for bringing this up.  At this time – there is not even an effective vaccination for the Swine Flu.  They are still in the experimental stages. If there is no vaccination – there certainly are no “supplements” or dietary treatments or products out there either.

Politics

Phil B. presents The Fall of China « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “Some guesses on how China could collapse.”

Phil – this was a very interesting read.  Personally, I see China coming out ahead for decades to come – they are becoming what the U.S. used to be because they have a very strong Capitalist economy.  Not only that – but – they are buying up the world’s supply of gold, natural gas, oil, copper, silver, and other industrial metals.  They are positioning themselves to be the next true superpower.  I do agree with you that them doing a large portion of business in the U.S. at this time could be harmful to them.  Overall – great article.

B. Forrest presents Let’s get stimulated! posted at Pay Attention Moron.

Excellent Econ 101 lesson.  Unfortunately, it seems that only Conservatives really understand this.  I keep coming across too many Obama sheeple that actually believe this idiotic stimulus plan will work despite the very real and apparent evidence that proves otherwise.  They’re willing to buy the line that it’s all Bush’s fault.  I’m just wondering at what point they will finally wake up and see that this was caused by liberal policies and Obama is just continuing the economic destruction of this great country with these foolish whims of his.

Isabel Rodríguez presents Please, pay more money to children who want to stay at school posted at Trying to keep an open mind and an open heart, saying, “I live in Mexico and in this country, it is not unusual to see children working, who do not attend school. In fact, you see them EVERYWHERE. You see them in street corners, cleaning windshields or selling candies. You see them cleaning houses. You see them in car repair shops. You see them in an unlimited number of places. What to do about it?”

Isabel – Thank you so much for this submission.  I hope there are some readers out there that see this and understand what an education means for our children through the example you have provided us.  The only labor that children should be engaged in IS school!  Unfortunately, here in the U.S. – many parents are no longer teaching their children that education is the basis for success and we have a crisis of our own here – we have a national dropout rate of 4.7% with some states having as much as 10%.

I think the program in Mexico is a great start – but – considering the economic turmoil you guys are facing – I can see why many parents are forcing their children in to day labor instead of education.  I don’t have an answer for you either – except – you guys have a lot of corruption in your government.  Until your political elite stop catering to the drug cartels – I don’t see the economy ever turning around in Mexico to sustain a permanent education system that will keep kids in school there.

Terri Choate presents Here’s to Holes in Water posted at Plum Duff…not your ordinary gruel!.

“Holes in Water” – I like that analogy!  This is a great post.  The era of Calvin Cooledge is practically dead, unfortunately.  It amazes me that too many people these days are looking to the government to solve their problems rather than doing the responsible thing and being independent.  Being a Public Health scholar right now – I have learned that the vast majority of all of the illnesses in this country are the direct result of risky behavior (as you pointed out).  While you named a few examples – risky behavior actually encompasses a very wide variety of activities.  What it all boils down to is acting responsibly and taking responsibility for your actions – which seems a foreign concept today.  Great article.

Bob Brooks presents Another Story of Possible Government Corruption That Goes Under-reported posted at Bob Brooks – Prudent Money Blog.

Hmmm…never even heard this story in the media anywhere.  Obama just seems to surround himself with corrupt people doesn’t he?  It doesn’t surprise me at all that Geithner is involved in this.  More political payback!  Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Super Saver presents Next Generation Bailout Acronyms posted at My Wealth Builder.

Bwahahaha! Tackling a serious issue through humor.  Love those acronyms!  But, unfortunately, the detail you provided is probably spot on!

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Now – on to the good stuff.  So – a couple days ago – I put up this – Obama finally got something right which was a response to Obama finally growing a pair and authorizing force against those somali pirates terrorists that hijacked an American ship and kidnapped its Captain.  In that post – I also pointed out despite this one moment of strength – all of his previous actions in the face of other threats from around the world – he has backed down and shown weakness.  Well – one blogger decided to put together an entire post to tell me just how wrong I am!  Bwahahaha!  You can read his full post here.  So – let’s get down to this response:

As to why Obama did not choose to blow North Korea’s lauchpad up; Our President, unlike his predecessor, has shown great restraint, choosing to act in concert with our allies, and other countries, in condemning Kim and his hostile actions. To escalate any conflict in our present state is pure foolishness. Even the clowns on the right know this kind of talk is absurd, and have silenced those within their own party with such radical agressiveness. Bobo, you have been “left out” on your own on this one.

Um – really?  Could you please cite your sources regarding “have silenced those within their own party…”?  All I have heard coming from D.C. and the rest of us on the right is that he should have reacted.  You can see those reactions here, here, here, and here – just to point out a few.  When you are talking about allies – do you mean the U.N.?  The U.N. is absolutely useless.  Are you talking about allies like China and Russia?  That’s laughable.  In case you weren’t aware of it – there were 17 Iranian officials on hand there to witness the launch.  Hmmm…do you think that perhaps Iran has an ulterior motive as well?  Since when should America EVER have to rely on our allies to take care of the security of this country?  You are very naive to think that the likes of the U.N., Russia, China, France, or Germany will ever support us.  They have defied the U.S. in absolutely every military maneuver or show of force over the last 50 years.  They are not about to support us with NK sending nuclear missiles in to Japan, South Korea, and Alaska.  Yes – that missile can reach Alaska.  Obama was not showing restraint – he was showing that he has no balls and won’t do what is necessary to protect this country.  As for being “left out” on my own on this one – the last link up there is to the Rasmussen report that says 57% of this country – including 53% of the Democrats polled believe we should have shot down that missile.  Looks like I’m in the majority on this one again.

As to Iran’s nuclear production plant and why Obama didn’t bomb Natanz; Obama has chosen to the way of the U.N, much like Bush did, to enforce sanctions, while still attempting to reach out in a peaceful way. It seems Obama has sought the way of multilateral sanctions, and becoming part of a team for the US, instead of being the team and making all the decisions for that team. For too long now, The United States has been the aggressor in conflicts the world over, causing anti American sentiment to brew to new proportions. We voted for change and this is what we expected. The majority of Americans do not seek military solutions to diplomatic problems. It hasn’t worked in the past, and it is going to work now. Israel, who has way more to lose by Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, has also shown great restraint, so far. If any country should be concerned, it should be them. I am sure if the diplomatic process breaks down and peace is no longer a viable option, a military response will be carried out by Israel, rather than the U.S. The American people found out when Bush was president, to be cautious when a commander in chief claims someone has WMD. We do not need another Iraq. Bobo, you are “left out” again with your way out reasoning.

Man – I really can’t believe you are that naive and don’t understand our enemy – well – neither does Obama for that matter.  Do you not understand that the leaders of Iran want to annihilate both Israel and the U.S. and will stop at nothing to do it?  They are extreme religious zealots that want to “hasten the return of the 12th Imam.”  In order to do this – they have to either convert all non-believers of Islam or destroy them.  Israel to them is “the little Satan” and the U.S. is “the big satan.”  In this case – the sword is mightier than the pen.  All they know is the sword and we should strike back with bigger swords.  Bush was wrong to defer to the Useless Nitwits as well.  Where have those “sanctions” gotten us?  They have already opened their first nuke plant and they are committed to building a nuclear bomb now.  There is no diplomatic process with Iran.  Have you not heard of tafiq?  It is written in the Koran that it is okay to lie to an infidel in order to destroy them.  That is just what Iran is doing.  They will pretend to come to the table – but – they will never stop their nuclear program.  This administration does not understand that and Obama is an idiot for even believing we can ever “talk” Iran out of it.  The experts are saying Iran will have a nuke within 6 – 9 months.  If Obama had any balls at all – we would have taken out the nuke site already rather than force Israel to do it.  A nuclear Iran is a danger for the entire world – not just Israel and the U.S.  Is it necessary for me to repeat again that there were 17 Iranian officials at the North Korean launch?  Why do you think that was?

The missile defense shield you speak of on Russian borders has always been nothing more than a diplomatic tool the US has used to get Russia to bend in to some other foreign policy concerns. Now it seems Russia is willing to come to the table for talks on Nuclear weapons, and re-establishing a better friendship. To build a senseless missile shield is only to provoke hostilities. After all, if Russia wanted to dominate their neighbors, they could, as in times past, overrun their opponents borders with men, not missiles. The U.S. military already has the capability to shoot down long range missiles the world over. What’s the point in building a shield, except to make more enemies?

What?  Nothing more than a diplomatic tool?  Man – where do you get your news from?  This missile defense shield is to protect Europe.  In case you don’t know – the Iranian missiles are capable of reaching Europe – and that is the purpose of it.  It would be based in Poland – which is as far east as necessary in order to knock down any Iranian missiles sent that way.  Russia has been providing both financial and material support to the Iranians and have been assisting them in building their nuke plants and centrifuges.  Russia is an ally of Iran’s – not the U.S.  They have an interest in making sure there is no protection for our European allies and the former states of the USSR.

Russia is willing to come to the table?  Bwahahaha!  No – Medvedev is willing.  Medvedev is a puppet.  Putin is still pulling the strings in Russia.  Medvedev can say all he wants – but – in the background Putin is still increasing the size of their military, putting a military unit together to put on the border near Alaska, and continues to build up their nuclear arsenal.

Where did you come up with the idea that we have the capability “around the world” to shoot down long range missiles?  There are still major gaps everywhere – including Europe – that we can’t protect – therefore the need for the shield in Poland.  I used to be part of that intelligence community when I served in the USAF.  I know what our capabilities are and I know how our missile defense shields work and I know how they are supported.  In case you weren’t aware – Russia already is our enemy.  They were never our friends.

Your response regarding the U.S. Mexican border is just too long to cross-post here – so – I’ll just synopsise a few of the main points and answer them:

Bobo, it seems you have chosen to make this Obama’s problem solely, when this stuff has been plagueing the US for decades, not just two months.

Obama is the President now – so – yes – it is his problem solely.  When Bush was the President – it was his problem solely and I was pissed off at him also for not doing anything – and Clinton before him – Bush 41 before him – and I was extremely pissed when Reagan granted amnesty to millions then.  That is when we started seeing the huge surge.  Obama needs to do something.  We don’t need to cross the border when they drug cartel soldiers and runners don’t have a problem crossing the border themselves and firing on our soldiers and citizens.  What Obama needs to do is build that fence and then post sentries or increase the size of our border patrols and give them more broad powers to defend that border.

Hmmm. Even if the weapons are coming from here, which is of high debate, how would sending troops to the border address that concern?

I guess you missed this article.  There is no debate. According to that article -

Alberto Islas, a security consultant who advises the Mexican government, says the drug cartels are using the Guatemalan border to move black market weapons. Some are left over from the Central American wars the United States helped fight; others, like the grenades and launchers, are South Korean, Israeli and Spanish. Some were legally supplied to the Mexican government; others were sold by corrupt military officers or officials.

We need to send the troops to the border – not to stop the weapons – which are not actually coming from America – but to stop them from kidnapping and killing American citizens.  Did you not read that Phoenix, Arizona is the Number 2 place in the ENTIRE world for kidnappings?  The Mexican Cartel backed soldiers and drug lords are coming in to this country at will and kidnapping people off our American streets.  366 in 2008 and 359 in 2007 – JUST from Phoenix.

I can’t argue with your statement regarding American dependence on drugs.  You can blame that on the liberal and libertarian agendas who actively promote wanting to legalize drugs and telling our children for the past 30 years that doing drugs are okay.  I’ve already published a paper on adolescent substance abuse in America and it keeps pointing back to the liberal school systems.  The Monitoring the Future Report states that by the time our kids graduate from High School more than 55% of them are current users and abusers and that 90% of them get their drugs on campus.  If our schools were truly against drugs – they would make it impossible for the kids to get them there.

Here’s a Fox News article that debunks your claims about the money given to a terrorists organization.
“Obama administration officials had indicated last week that the U.S. was preparing to pledge $900 million in assistance for Gaza, but Wood’s description of the plan Sunday indicated that the only portion going directly to rebuilding Gaza was the $300 million.

Wood said that while all of the money is subject to approval by Congress, the intent is to provide about $200 million to help the Palestinian Authority shore up a budget shortfall and another $400 million to assist Palestinian institutional reforms and economic development. Wood said some of the $400 million might wind up aiding Gaza, but he said that would depend on the Palestinian Authority.

Some portion of the $900 million total U.S. pledge had already been budgeted for 2009, Wood said, adding that he could not immediately provide a breakdown.

Getting U.S. humanitarian aid quickly to Gaza is complicated by the U.S. refusal to funnel it through the Hamas militant movement that rules Gaza. The U.S. considers Hamas a terrorist organization. Wood said the U.S. aid that does not go directly to the Palestinian Authority would be funneled to Gaza through international organizations and agencies.”

Bobo, it seems, once again, you have put the cart before the horses. No money will be given to Hamas. Congressional approval is required in order for the deal to go through anyway. My only thought about this one is; I wouldn’t pledge a dime to rebuild Gaza. Food and humanitarian aid is one thing, building Gaza is another. Our road map to peace, which has always been a goal of the US, is ridiculous. It will never work as long as those two sides have fundamental differences over the whose right it is to be on the land. The other side is, if you dont rebuild Gaza, Gaza will have no economy and we will be forced to keep feeding people rather than them sustaining themselves. You pick.

Umm – Hamas is the ruling authority in Gaza.  Who do you think controls the Palestinean Authority?  The U.S. government does not consider Hamas to be a terrorist organization.  In fact – our government recognizes them as a legitimate organization.  They only thing preventing the U.S. government from dealing directly with the Hamas leadership is the need for Hamas to recognize Israel.  Other than that one point – our very left leaning government does indeed recognize them.  That article does not debunk anything of what I said.  It actually helps to support my statement.  The only people who should be providing aide and feeding Gaza are the Gazans themselves.  It is not our job to continue to protect a people who use terrorism as a bargaining tool.

On Cuba: What is the point to impose sanctions on the Cuban People? For over forty years, people in Cuba have suffered from the U.S. policies. At one time, these policies may have been necessary, but that was during the Bay of Pigs. Way outdated, and way useless. Let the people of Cuba get a taste of western life, and eventually the seeds of democracy will sprout itself. We do not need to force anything on anyone. These sanctions havent done anything but make other countries better trade partners with Cuba. We could use the revenue that trade would open up. The Cuban people could use the money to better their lives. Anyway, why would we sit back and let Russia establish better relations with a place that is 50 miles off our border? Be sensible, lest we see Russian warships docked on the coasts of Cuba. Americans are tired of the past Cuba policies. Look at the Polls. Now we have a President that is in touch with the will of the people, and willing to change idiotic policies that no longer serve any purpose.

Again – this just shows how naive you are and how out of touch you are.  I live in Florida.  There are almost no Cuban here who support lifting the sanctions.  They know how oppressive Castro is and what he has done to them and their families.  Again – just like a liberal – you blame the Cuban suffering on American policies.  The Cuban people are suffering because of Castro’s policies to keep them all down.  How can you blame the actions of a dictator who steals from his people in order to further his own agenda and lifestyle on America?  That’s ridiculous.  Do you know any Cubans?  I do.  They hate Castro.  Even though some of them still have family in Cuba – they don’t want the restrictions lifted.  Our state senator Mel Martinez is a first generation Cuban immigrant.  He came here with his family when he was a child.  He opposes the sanctions being lifted as well.  If Obama were really in touch with the people – then he would actually listen to the Cuban refugees and not lift any of the restrictions.

Regarding your reference to Russia – seriously?  Russia and Cuba are already allies.  Who do you think does the most trade with Cuba now?  Who do you think provides the weapons to Cuba?  Who do you think has been supplying them with their energy needs (besides Chavez?).  Again, you’re out of touch on this one as well.  Also – you do know where GITMO is right?  We have a very large military and naval presence in Cuba already.  I don’t think we’ll be seeing any Russian warships or bombers there any time soon.

The socialists talk you speak of is just more rightwing rhetoric that carries no weight in dealing with real world issues. All the military solutions you suggest, only serve the interests of the past empire, not a team player in the world of international relations.

And a special thank you to Bobo for providing my fire with the necessary kindling.

It’s only you guys on the left that keep your heads buried that think the “socialist talk” is just right-wing rhetoric.  Please read your history.  I don’t know how old you are – but – they actually used to teach the history of WWII, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Mussolini, Hitler, and Lenin when I was in school.  This country at one time was heading down the path towards socialism.  Obama is repeating that exact history again with the increasing the size of government, the absolutely largest amout of government spending EVER in history, government interference in private business, government takeover of the banking system, and the like.  These are indeed socialist and fascist ideologies.  It is historical fact.  I wrote a very lengthy and detailed piece on the “isms” over at Inside Government that you should read.  I give you the entire history and the individuals involved that brought about socialism, fascism, marxism, communism, and capitalism.  If you really open your eyes, you will see that Obama and this administration are leading this country down the wrong path.  George Bush started us down the road to Socialism and Obama is just speeding it up.

Regarding your last statement and “not a team player in the world of international relations” – WTF man?  This country always has been and always will be the single most largest contributor to foreign aide in the entire world.  Despite this country’s generosity for decades – we are still seen as evil.  Even when those bastards are taking our money – they are still cursing us.  Why the hell should we really care about “the world of international relations?”  We are Americans.  We are not Europeans.  We are not Russians.  We are not Afrikaans.  We are a nation of all nations and we are Americans and we have the absolute right to defend ourselves and our sovereignty from anyone who opposes us.  We should NEVER look to the international community to decide what is right for us.

Your turn.

Welcome to yet another great edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics – and Happy December.  There are only 18 days left before Christmas – if any of you are actually keeping track.  As with weeks prior – another great grouping of article submissions yet again!  We have 18 great posts to read this week – so – grab another soda or coffee or whatever your quaffage of choice is while you blog cruise and check each of these out.

Conservative

Steve Simbeck presents I just ran over a pig-footed bandicoot with my Edsel so where is my bailout? posted at No Mato mi Pavo.

That’s some pretty funny stuff over there. I’ll have to admit it took me a moment to realize where you were going with it – but – I like the analogies.  pig-footed bandicoots and ambersnails – good one!

Steve Parry presents Change We Can Believe In; Judging A Book By Its Cover posted at The Axis, saying, “It’s mostly humor, but pretty much on the money.”

Steve – thanks for the submission, buddy!  I didn’t recognize a single one of those names myself! ;)

Jon Swift presents Conservatives Need a Bailout posted at Jon Swift, saying, “No one has been hit harder by this financial turmoil than conservatives. Although conservatives generally support self-reliance when it comes to others, the situation is so dire that the only thing that will save our conservative institutions at this point is a quick infusion of government aid.”

If none of you have ever been to Jon’s place before – this guy is a must read!  I don’t know about you other conservative bloggers – but – with the economy the way it is and with the fear in the market over an Obama administration – I’ve been hit pretty hard.  I’m now to the point where I’m taking money from my kids’ piggy banks just to pay for the hosting service (oh..wait..I don’t pay for it) – nevermind.  In any case – Mr. Swift’s post is a satirical look at conservatives in the economic downturn.

Democrats

Lisa Spinelli presents Warren Buffett’s Secretary Pays More in Tax Than Warren Buffett | Greener Pastures: Personal Finance posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance.

Welcome back, Lisa.  Just one question – who is doing his secretary’s taxes?  If she paid 30% on $60k either she has absolutely no deductions to itemize (which is very unusual) or her tax preparer is an idiot. Also, if he’s paying HIS personal secretary only $60k a year – he’s a cheapskate.  Executive secretaries today make in the $80K – $100K+  range nowadays.

Liberal

SpkTruth2Pwr presents Silence is NOT Golden. posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “When NOT speaking up goes wrong? A look at ethical behavior and personal responsibility in leadership, decision-making, organizational structure. Whistleblowers stand up!”

Nice to see ya again!  This is a great post.  In my past life – I used to be a litigation consultant regarding Qui Tam and False Claim lawsuits in healthcare organizations.  You are absolutely right – you should never stand idly by if you know there is wrong doing.  Part of the economic problem we are facing today is because TOO MANY people sat idly by just watching these things take shape knowing it was wrong.  There is a federal whistleblower law on the books that states employers are not allowed to retaliate against any employees who file a whistleblower complaint.  I’ll echo it here as well – stand up and be heard if you know something is wrong.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Irony Has At Least Seven More Lives posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Ahh..but with satirists such as yourself – I’m sure it will be resurrected – most certainly with an Obama presidency!

Miscellaneous

BH presents Is Mumbai really anything new? posted at Bangladeshi Hindu, saying, “A detailed analysis of Islamic terrorism in India by Dr. Richard Benkin.”

BH – thank you so much for submitting this post.  What happened in Mumbai is indeed a tragedy and I believe Dr. Benkin nailed it on the head there.  This was totally preventable – and – unfortunately as with the Indian leaders – I think many of our American leaders aren’t paying attention either or taking the threats seriously.  This is a must read article.

Sarah Scrafford presents Top 50 Constitutional Law Blogs posted at Masters in Criminal Justice.

Thank you Sarah for another great resource.  I’m adding this to my favorites as I did the other list.

John Kaduk presents A Russian-Iranian Alliance? Part I: Russia posted at The Right Wing.

Excellent analysis John.  Looking forward to parts II and III.  I’ve suspected such links and alliances with Iran going back to 2003 when Russia first sided against us when we wanted to move in to Iraq.  I believed then that Russia was playing both sides between Iraq and Iran.  Likewise, with Russia building the “nuclear power plants” for Iran – I’m sure there is much more going on there than just energy swapping!

News

Archvillain presents Unintended Consequences posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Evil has deep roots, and the innocent suffer for the sins of those long past.”

Very creative, Archvillain!  It’s plausible – that damned Henry VIII  – I don’t know what to say!

Bradley Hankins presents Let’s Not Fail Our Students, Let’s Help Them posted at Kayloo.

Hey Bradley – thanks for the submission.  While I like the title – for whatever reason – at the time I went to read the article before publishing – all of your pages are gone!  Hopefully, you’ll have them up soon for the rest of the readers to enjoy.

Politics

Woodward Friend presents this is why we can’t have nice things #1: citigroup posted at detroitist.

Hey Woodward Friend – thanks for this post.  Corporate American may not like it – but – the majority of Americans are all for true free-market capitalism.  I say screw CitiGroup and all those other companies looking for a handout from we the people.  I still don’t understand if we the people have told our representatives NO BAILOUT – then why the hell are they still handing out our money to those bastards.  Let capitalism work the way it’s supposed to – no government interference either in good or bad times.  If they fail – they fail – screw them.

SpkTruth2Pwr presents Pre-Reqs for Taking the State Sec’y Job posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “Does Hillary stack up on the job requirements that really counts in order to be a great Secretary of State? Or is this one job she will NOT be good at?”

Well – I don’t share your same optimism.  I wouldn’t have given her a check in any of the categories you used.  Oh well, but then again – I’m one of those evil conservatives!  I just don’t trust either of the Clintons.

Jeremy R. Shown presents This Time Will Be Different. No Really, I Mean It. posted at Rhymes With Clown, saying, “Do we really want to double down on government intervention and regulation?”

“Rhymes With Clown” – a man after this clown’s heart!! I like the way you think Jeremy.  I’m still trying to figure out how those Dems and anti-capitalist can sincerely state that our corporations (any corporation) in this country is unregulated.  I too believe we are seeing the problems we are due largely because of too much government regulation and intervention.

Mike Cavin presents George “Quacking” Bush – Lame Duck?, posted at Inside Government.

A most excellent analysis and explanation of just what a “lame duck” is as it relates to our government.  I must agree with your opinion about GWB as well.  He essentially has already turned over the office to Obama.

Alli presents How to Save the Republic – Part 3 – Repeal the Direct Election of Senators posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “We must understand that the Central Bankers who sought to regain control over our money supply and monetary policy at the beginning of the 20th century did indeed learn a precious lesson from the demise of the 2nd Central Bank of the United States…”

This is a very long post – but well worth the read.  If anyone is interested in how the Federal Reserve came to pass and how our Senators are complicit with removing the banking powers from our government – this is a very detailed historical account.  Only one thing though – I was under the impression that Senators were still subject to recall by state Governors if the people of the state so choose.  But, I’m in agreement – we need to do away with career politicians.

republicans

Wenchypoo presents The Truth About the Economy and Job Creation (L-O-N-G) posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Hey Wenchypoo – nice to see you again – it’s been a while! You weren’t kidding when you said this was a long post.  But, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  You were right on target with all of your points with regards to our economy being a bunch of individuals conducting transactions.  I too fear what will happen to this economy when Obama gets in and starts adding barriers to business.  If they try to start this “green” business bullshit – we’re REALLY in trouble.  Global warming is a hoax and all the reports coming out have said the earth has actually been cooling the last 7 years and they expect 2009 to be even cooler.  With these types of reports coming out – no investor or venture capitalist would be willing to sink their money in a losing business.  While the rest of the world is coming around and realizing “green” is not the way to go – our government is going to screw us with all these “green” mandates.  Excellent post – your last paragraph is an excellent conclusion.

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Here we are – once again. Considering it was Thanksgiving Week – we still had a pretty good turnout with the submissions. I’m thinking this will probably be what it will be like through to the rest of the year as well given this being the holiday season and all! Hopefully, we’ll pick back up again after January.  Also, you’ll notice a common theme in the majority of these posts (bailouts, personal responsibility, and the economy).

Democrats

RE Ausetkmt presents Lets Fix the Economy Mr President – Use the Paper it’s written on | BadGalsRadio – RootsRock since 99′ posted at BadGalsRadio Daily Blog, saying, “We are suggesting that the President Elect Barack Obama consider the most viable instant economic options available; including the industrialization of hemp and hemp products.  if it was good enough for the founding fathers and he’s a constitutionalist he will recognize the relationship and put america back on the right economic trail.”

Welcome to the Carnival Ausetkmt.  BTW – what prompted this latest round of pro-hemp articles on the blogosphere?  Yours is about the 10th I’ve seen this week.  Irregardless of what started it – I would have to agree with this post.  Yes, there are some of us out here on the right that do know the difference between agricultural hemp and recreational marijuana.  I don’t know the history – perhaps you can fill us in – what prompted the country to move away from hemp products?  It is indeed a durable plant and can be used in a variety of manners.  However, I don’t think this is the savior of our economic woes.  Additionally, you stated that our forefathers were “users.”  Are you referring to the hemp or the marijuana?  If you’re talking about MJ – it would be great if you could provide some documented testimony.

Since I am a loyal constitutional conservative, and I read the founding fathers regularly – I have never come across anything that even hinted that any of those guys would sneak out behind Constitution Hall to take in a few tokes!

Liberal

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Dear Bush, Doesn’t Your Brush Need Clearing? posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Hey, Mad Kane – be careful of what you wish for there with the early retirement.  This would be absolutely great and it would REALLY piss of the Democrats:

President Bush resigns (as you wish) Leaving Dick Cheney as the President.  He then gets to choose who he wants as his Vice President.  Dick Cheney chooses Condi Rice as his V.P.

President Cheney resigns (as you wish) Leaving Condi Rice as the President.  Not only would SHE become the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT – she would also be THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT – even if it were for a short period of time – but – it would just absolutely piss you guys off on the left there.  So – I agree – let them take an early retirement! LOL ;)

SpkTruth2Pwr presents Motivation and Morale in Teamwork posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “How do you make sense of a group of individuals so that you maintain cohesiveness and utilize members effectively? This article argues the keys to coalition building lay in the ability to motivate others and maintain the morale as the leader of a group”

Eh – I’ll let this by considering I can see how this could be related to the incoming administration while Obama tries to build his cabinet.  Actually, I remember all of these lessons when I was taking various management classes.  However, regarding motivation and morale (specifically internal motivation) Given that Obama has chosen Clinton Term #3 for his cabinet members – they are all selfish individuals – unless Obama caters to their internal selfishness and quests for power – I don’t see how there will be improved morale in order to better this country.  What I see is his cabinet members undermining him.  He chose not to surround himself with his own people.  He used Clinton’s people.

SpkTruth2Pwr presents Confidence Goes A Long Way: Economy Talk posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “What defines the foundations of a sound economy? Confidence. And it will best be established by trickle-up economics.”

This is a most excellent article.  Yes, the bailout of CitiGroup and the cabinet announcements by Obama boosted the confidence in the stock market.  However, the market is just a small player and a fraction of what makes up our “economy.”  You need to look at CPI, GDP, GNP, and Worker Productivity as well.  The only thing that is happening right now is that they have slowed down our journey to the big “R” as you put it.  In fact, the economic experts are still saying that we will be in a full blown depression by this time next year.  In fact, these bailouts will ultimately be the downfall of the economy because the treasury is just printing money to cover these commitments. Our dollar continues to be devalued around the world because it’s getting to the point it is almost not worth the paper it’s being printed on. I wouldn’t rely on the ups and downs of the stock market as an indicator of economic prosperity or doom. Lastly, trickle-up economics, IMHO, will never work.  I’ve never gotten a job from a poor person! ;)

SpkTruth2Pwr presents Institutions CAN work for you posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “We can all be distrustful of institutions! But this article will tell you why you shouldn’t be and how you can actually derive some benefit from them!”

This kind of goes together with Archvillain’s post.  I don’t have anything further to add to this.  You put everything together quite eloquently and I’m in full agreement here.

Miscellaneous

Mark presents Obama Tee Shirts Japan: Yes We Can posted at Lets Japan, saying, “Obama user-designed tee shirts debuted minutes after election on Japan instant-printing website.”

Okay, Mark.  This is blatant advertising.  However, considering it is still politics related and some of my lefty readers might actually like some of this stuff – I’ll leave it up!

News

Ron McKie presents My dick just got hard posted at Phuck Politics.

That’s pretty funny!  (The title, not the article).  But, I will agree with the article – I hope that Russian economist is correct.  I’ve been saying the same thing – we need to reset our economy and let the free-market work its magic rather than moving towards socialism with these freakin’ bailouts.  I don’t necessarily agree with the assessment that the country will fracture like that though!  You must be a gamecock! LOL.

Archvillain presents Epic Fail-out posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Everything old is new again … and brings the same bad consequences”

Nice to see ya here again Archvillain.  Once again, a most excellent post.  I agree wholeheartedly with your resolution – I started a blogroll (which started right before blogrolling went down so I only got one person signed on) that is sorta related to your solution.  I say there should NEVER be an incumbent politician.  It’s the career politicians that put us on this path – and – in staying with personal responsibility – we the people were irresponsible by not paying attention to the crap they were pulling all these years.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Second Stimulus Check: Strong Opinions On A Second Economic Stimulus Package posted at The Digerati Life.

YES YES YES! I like the way you guys think!  You’ll see some comments here very similar to what you guys are stating over there.  I say, HELL NO to a second stimulus package.  I love the way you guys translate the Bernanke “gobbledigook” as you put it.  Do you think we have anybody left up in D.C. that might actually see the dangers in this proposal?

Politics

Matthew S. Urdan presents The Presidential Pardon Explained posted at Inside Government.

Matt – this is very timely considering Bush is handing out his pardons now.  You did a great job of explaining this process.  Now – can you tell me why a drug-dealing rapper would get let off – but two border agents who shot a drug-dealer in the ass stay in jail?

Joshua Dorkin presents Builders’ Confidence Drops Like An Elevator With A Snapped Cable “Crisis” May Hand Obama A Golden Opportunity posted at Real Estate Investing For Real.

Hey Joshua – very interesting post there. I can see how, using the comparison with FDR, that Obama could score points.  However, it didn’t look like you said it directly, but – it seems like you might approve of a bailout for homeowners?!?!  Personally, I hope that doesn’t happen.  I say, let the free-market system work it’s magic.  Let those people who never should have bought a home lose them.  There will be a large inventory of previously owned homes – bringing prices down considerably.  However, investors will be ready to grab them up.  As the homes continue to get bought up by investors and those who actually can afford to own a home, prices go up and new construction happens once again.  It will take time – but – it would absolutely suck for the government to come in and save those unqualified homeowners from their mortgage lenders.  What about the other 94% of the country that are still paying their mortgages on time?  Let’s not save the minority again at the expense of the majority.

Ron McKie presents God fucking damn posted at Phuck Politics.

A most excellent rant there Mr. McKie!  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  That commitment of $7.7 trillion is the basis of my discussion with SpkTruth2Pwr up there.  Our economy will be in a total tailspin by this time next year because of all that tender being printed up and handed to every crooked business in this country.

U.S. Common Sense presents Bailout or Bankruptcy: What will Congress recommend? posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “Do the automakers deserve a bailout or do they deserve bankruptcy? Maybe they deserve both. See how.”

Hey, U.S. – thanks for the submission.  You snuck this one just under the line! I’m all for the bankruptcy thing if it means breaking all the union contracts.  I say – let them fail – then – let them move to right to work states!  Excellent discussion here.

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Again! I have the great pleasure of hosting some really great posts from this past week from some really great bloggers. Bet you can’t figure what a lot of them are about?

Conservative

ChristianPF presents McCain/Obama – Who is better for your money? posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “A debate over which candidate is better for your wallet”

Actually – that’s the question posed over at this blog.  It’s up to you as the commenters to debate the issue.

Hairy Swede presents Doing My Civic Duty in Sweden posted at A Swedish American in Sweden, saying, “An American abroad votes conservative. From a very non-conservative country.”

Having grown up in the military and serving myself – I found myself abroad on two occasions in which I had to vote absentee as well.  I commend you for doing your civic duty – and from so far away at that!  When I was reading your first paragraph – I had to chuckle – as that was NEVER my experience when I was in Europe!  Then I got to your follow-up – good one!

Steve Parry presents Congratulations To Barack Obama posted at The Axis, saying, “Setting the record straight.”

Excellent post, Steve.  While I am not predicting doom and gloom myself – I will agree that Obama will most definitely weaken the U.S.  The Republicans lost this election because a.) McCain was a very poor choice of candidate, and b.) The Republicans forgot who they were and lost their way.  They kinda forgot they were supposed to be AGAINST big government, didn’t they? This is an excellent call to conservatives and to D.C. Republicans to return to their roots.

Curry Kenworthy presents Conservatives don’t really understand elections posted at Curry Kenworthy, saying, “Conservatives are brilliant on the issues, but liberals know how to get out the vote–and change the culture.”

Eh! I sorta agree.  There was a huge turnout during the Reagan years to get people involved.  However, for the most part, I would agree with a lot of the rest of what you have to say.  In fact, Obama used technology brilliantly as compared to the McCain campaign.  You wouldn’t believe how many “MyObamaSpace” pages I came across.  Apparently, they set up their own Obama campaign social network.  Additionally, they collected millions of cell phone numbers and were sending out texts messages regularly on election day to get those young’ns out there to vote.  The turnout was the same as in 2004 – but – they pulled the youth vote in that wasn’t there before.  I think a lot of Republicans and Conservatives stayed home this year.

Democrats

The Hip Hop Democrat presents Jay-Z running for Mayor of New York City in 2009? posted at The Hip Hop DEMOCRAT.

Now that is funny!  But, let me also remind you of a few other celebrity politicians – mostly from the past: Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Al Franken, Fred Grandy, P.T. Barnum (yes, THAT P.T. Barnum), Bill Bradley (former basketball player), Clint Eastwood (I lived in Monterey when he was the Mayor of Carmel), and John Glenn (former astronaut) just to name a few.  The most recent ones we have are Al Franken and Jerry Springer.  But, you’re right – I can’t see Jay-Z being the Mayor of NYC either.  I can’t see him filling the same shoes as Bloomberg, Giuliani, Koch, and LaGuardia, just to name a few of the great ones!

Miscellaneous

Sarah Scrafford presents Obama vs. McCain: What the Next President Will Mean for Day Traders posted at Currency Trading.net.

Well, I personally don’t know much about day trading.  I’m in it for the long haul.  But – if I have any day traders who read this blog – there is some good info over there.  While this is initially a comparison of both candidates – now that Obama has been elected – this is a good primer to follow up and see how Obama fares in the economy and what happens with the market.

TheMoneyHawk presents Reality Check: The President Can’t Save Us, Nor Should He posted at The Money Hawk, saying, “Everyone in the country needs to read this article, period.”

Ahh, yes!  A financial blogger after my own heart!  I’m a firm believer in personal responsibility!  Most excellent post – a good read for everyone!

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Celebratory Limerick posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

We’ll see! This freakin’ two year election cycle put a world of hurt on this country!

News

Sam Douglas presents Mandatory Internet Censorship and our Right to Choose posted at Philosophy Hurts Your Head.

You know, I read about this and heard about this on the news.  I sure as hell hope they don’t try to pull this kinda shit here in the U.S.  I feel bad for you Aussies.  You’d think your government was being led by the Chinese or something!

Hortois presents Pumpkin for President posted at The Compost Heap, saying, “light hearted”

Um – okay – we’ll let it slide by THIS time!  If it weren’t for that little pun at the end there – I probably would have nixed this one.  And..considering Thanksgiving is up next here in the U.S. – and – I just LOVE pumpkin pi ;) – these are good tips for pumpkin growers and gardners.

Ron McKie presents Hide the children posted at Phuck Politics.

OMG!  Too funny – and yet – at the same time – so sad!  Is this the next generation to lead our country! Lord help us.

GrrlScientist presents Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Election Eve 2008 Celebration in NYC’s Times Square posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “One of the nice things about living in NYC is the fact that there are often fun things happening that are both spontaneous and free-of-charge. One of those events occurred last evening and continued through the wee hours of today, when I spent election eve in NYC’s Times Square, along with half a million other people.”

You know – when I first read this – the first thing that came to mind was the last South Park episode with half the town celebrating, getting drunk, tipping cars, and puking everywhere (especially after seeing the picture of the guy hanging on the streetlight – that’s EXACTLY what Stan’s dad did, LOL) – while the other half of the town were either hiding in bunkers or killing themselves.

Those are some great pix you have up there.  My favorite is the close-up of the police officer.  Excellent blend of pix to illustrate your content.  I enjoyed your journey!

John Kaduk presents Russia Starts Taking Advantage Of Obama posted at The Right Wing.

THIS must be what Biden was talking about!  We’ll see, John!  I see the cold war starting all over again under an Obama Presidency.  I’m sure his weak ass will back off.  After all, he’d rather TALK – which won’t mean shit to Putin!

Ron McKie presents Fuck this day posted at Phuck Politics.

Had a bad day did we Ron? I wish I had done as you and watched some movies instead of torturing myself through the evening watching all of that.  My sentiments exactly!

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David Lamb presents Riding the Wave of Recession: A history of economic depression in presidential politics posted at Killer Buffalo, saying, “I didn’t realize you did the carnival so often. I’m glad I didn’t miss my chance!”

One of my fellow bloggers from Inside Government! But – oh, David – how dare you try to tell us that Clinton left Bush with a higher debt than he started with!  Don’t you know that he left office with a surplus! Rubbish!  I guess all those I.O.U.’s in the Social Security till didn’t count!  But, with hindsight being 20/20 – I would say that you were spot on with regards to the economic downturn being blamed on Bush as the primary reason McCain lost.  Personally, I see Obama doing the same thing as Carter.  While he is surrounding himself with Clinton era staff – we already know how that turned out – I think he’s going to make even worse mistakes than Clinton did.  I still don’t see how those libs are able to seriously say that we had prosperity during Clinton’s reign.  I guess they will always re-write history to slant their way.

Joe Hayes presents Political Jokes posted at Restoring Your Finances and Your Faith, saying, “Some really funny politically oriented jokes, just in time for the Election! Includes Barack Obama and John McCain related humor, and quotes from famous people too.”

I‘ve seen some of these before – others are new!  Good one!

PicktheBrain presents Obama, McCain Education Plans Compared posted at Ace Online Schools.

Well – since we don’t really have to worry about McCain’s plans – we’ll just have to see what kind of damage Obama can do to our education system.  Personally, the first thing I would do is get rid of that No Child Left Behind crap!  The fact of the matter is – that program is designed to leave kids behind.  They force low performing kids to drop out of high school and encourage them to go for their G.E.D.s instead which gets those from bringing their scores down.  Not only that – but rather than teach the kids the basics – the schools are teaching to the test instead.

I think his most dangerous plan is to force ALL student loans through the government – just growing Government again!  We know what his unflinching support for Fannie & Freddie did.

Raymond presents My Vote Does Not Matter Because I Do Not Live In A Swing State posted at Money Blue Book.

Personally, I think every vote counts.  However, I do agree with you that our Electoral College system of voting needs to either be changed or completely eradicated.  But – while you might think your vote doesn’t matter nationally – it DOES matter locally – and – does have an impact nationally when voting for your Representatives and Senators!

GrrlScientist presents Sarah Palin: In her own words posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Sarah Palin’s greatest hits: Proof that all a woman needs to succeed in America is a pretty face and a tight ass.”

I think you guys are being WAAY to hard on Sarah.  She’s a lot more intelligent than you guys realize.  The problem is that the McCain camp scripted her.  I’ve seen her in action prior to her being selected as VEEP.  When she’s not scripted – she comes off real classy.  There’s a reason why she has a 90% approval rating in her state – and it’s not because she’s hot!

What you may not know is that during the entire election cycle – she held a security clearance higher than both Obama and McCain.  She’s briefed daily on the National Security Intelligence because of Alaska’s proximity to Russia.  She had inside knowledge that neither Obama or McCain had.  Obama is just now getting those daily briefings that she receives every day as the Alaskan governor.  The Alaskan National Guard and the U.S. Air Force in Alaska are on 24/7 alert because of Russia.  She knows the compliment and capabilities of the entire military forces at her disposal.  Russia is a real threat – and – she’s 100% correct when she was talking about Russia in American/Alaskan air space every time the take off.  (I have inside knowledge on that as well).

Regarding her comments regarding the job of the VP – according to the U.S. Constitution – she’s 100% correct about that as well!  You might want to go back and read that document.

Her biggest problem regarding all those other interviews was that she got caught up in the talking points that she was required to stay on.  I hope one day you get an opportunity to see her in action without the cue cards.  You might change your opinion about her.

Alli presents Rahm Emanuel Advocates Compulsory Civil Service posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “As previously reported, then Democratic Presidential candidate, Barack Obama while speaking in Colorado this past July, stated:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objective that we’ve set. We’ve gotta have a “Civilian National Security Force” that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.””

Excellent post Alli.  I’ve lived overseas where military service is compulsory.  I would hate to see this happen in this country – even in a Civilian National Security Force.  Sounds kinda like Hitler’s Brown Shirts to me.  Also – wasn’t it JFK that instituted the draft?  It seems to me those loony liberals who are supposed to be all about civil liberties and freedom are the first ones to push FORCED service to the country.

Steve Faber presents How Will President Barack Obama Change What You Drive? posted at super gas saver, saying, “One thing about Obama, he has ambition. He also has an agenda to go along with it. A part of that will definitely have an impact on your choice of vehicle in the future.”

Bwahahaha!  That’s some pretty funny shit! Oh – wait – you were serious!  Hey, I’m all for getting better mileage to the gallon and all – but – not at the expense of our economy.  These are some pretty lofty plans that you have outlined over at your place.  But, I don’t see it happening – especially the plug-in hybrids.  We are sooooo far away from having an efficient fuel-cell battery that 2015 is not even foreseeable.  We could have more oil and natural gas in production to fuel this country economically before that would ever happen.

Also – that use it or lose it lease program – in case you aren’t aware – the oil companies would LOVE to lose those leases they have.  There’s no oil in them – but – the government forces them to continue to hold on to them and pay them for these bad leases.  They’ve been explored and have been found to be empty.  The problem is – the government won’t lease the areas that HAVE the oil in them because they don’t want the oil companies drilling.  As a consumer – I would LOVE for those oil companies to lose those bad leases as well – it would help to bring down the price of gas.

Anyway – for those of you who don’t know Obama’s plans – this is a great place to find out!  See if you agree with it.

DWSUWF presents President Barack Obama – Let the healing begin. posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “Barack Obama will indeed unify the left with the far left, pull in the moderate left, and be the President that speaks clearly for the entire sweeping 52% mandate they represent. Congratulations to the moderate, centrist, libertarian, and conservative blogging brethren who embraced Obama’s rhetoric of change and hope. You got what you hoped for!”

Oh how correct you are! BTW – I watched that South Park episode the other night.  If you haven’t seen the whole thing – it’s freakin hilarious!  Now – back to the regularly schedule program.  Don’t you just love the way the left is throwing out their olive branches and embracing EVERYONE in this country!  You have some great examples there of just how much love the left has and how they will do what they need to do to help unify and bring everyone together for the good of this country!  Oh, I sure HOPE when they realize the CHANGE Obama has in mind is not the CHANGE they HOPED for – they don’t start blaming it on we Conservatives – considering we’re the minority now and have absolutely no power in D.C.!

U.S. Common Sense presents Open letter to Barack Obama posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “This one has already been picked up by Reuters and Palm Beach Post. It is a letter welcoming and warning Obama on his entrance into the White House.”

Excellent letter!  How the heck do you get picked up by Reuters?  This is a great read for all.

Kevin presents How to Deal With Election Withdrawal posted at The Red Stapler Chronicles.

Funny stuff – I’d like to add lucky #13 here – Start off everyone one of your statements to your co-workers with “My friend,” and then make sure to reference all other co-workers as “that one.”

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