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Monday, March 5, 2012

Robin Williams as the American Flag

On a tip from Ed Kilbane

Thanks Ed for adding a little levity to the daily slugfest called politics.

Robin Williams, one of the most gifted comedians of all time.

Great video especially the ending.
 Very Patriotic.

Something this country could use a large dose of.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Volt gets the jolt

GM Puts The Brakes On Chevrolet Volt Production

Chevrolet Volt sales haven't had the spark General Motors was looking for, so now it is putting the brakes on production.

The Volt has been the subject of five years of attention from GM, which touted the car as its best hope for the future during hearings on a Congressional bailout. But the Volt has become mired in political controversy, and reports of two fires in stationary Volts prompted lawmakers to examine the situation.

Obama's GM car dealership... 2013 


Great advertisement for GM.
The SS won't allow him to sit in it because it's susceptible to going up in flames. If it was a Japanese car they would call it the Hibachi. Obama thought he would have a little fun. I bet the UAW got a big kick out of it. 

GM said Friday it will halt production of the Volt and the Opel Ampera so that it can balance inventories — car speak for a lack of demand. The move means that 1,300 people at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will be temporarily laid off.
According to the Detroit Free Press, employees were told on Thursday that the production will be halted from March 19 through April 23. That's a crucial moment, right as the auto industry heads into its spring selling season. And it's the latest setback for the plug-in hybrid car, on which GM pinned so many hopes.

Chevrolet originally planned to sell 10,000 Volts in the first year, and as many as 60,000 this year and in subsequent years.

But it only sold about 7,000 in the car's first year. And even though sales were up in February versus January, the company has only sold 1,626 so far in 2012. That will put it way short of its goal for the year.

Even though federal officials have deemed the car safe, GM is taking steps to upgrade the Volt's structure and improve the way the battery is cooled.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Well... Well.. Well

If this don't beat all.

Jesse Jackson
Honoring the food stamp president

The most "Righteous" Rev Jesse Jackson.  A supposed reverend has a mistress and a love child. How many reverends do you know who have a mistress and a love child?

I was just thinking perhaps his motivation for promoting the food stamp president is to cover his own actions which may have contributed to increasing the enrollment.

In 1998 Karin Stanford, his mistress, went to court to formalize a $4,000-a-month child support payments the former presidential candidate was already paying her. Jackson then asked her to sign a confidentiality agreement, she says. She refused. Jackson declined to comment claiming: "I offer no response because any response further exposes the child in ways I feel to be harmful."

"I was shocked," says Stanford, 39. "I had basically kept the details of our relationship confidential. … So then to be hit with the confidentiality agreement was highly insulting to me." Stanford denies ever trying to blackmail Jackson for money. Both admit that his organization gave her $15,000 for moving expenses and another $20,000 for consulting fees, which Jackson has defended as legitimate business expenses.

(In other words, the Rainbow Coalition picked up the tab)

It gets better. Fast forward to 2012 and Karin Stanford is now suing Jackson for failure to pay child support.

 BTW... his son, a Congressman, was caught not very long ago for the same extracurricular activities.
The case of the apple not falling far from the tree

The reverend admits it helps the White House. More people on the gravy train is commensurate  with more votes.
Maybe his unwavering loyalty to the White House, and being so adamant about food stamps, is because his side action is on the government dole. 

This is in contrast to the open mike episode.

Remember when Jackson said he wanted to cut Obama's nuts off ?

(Try as I may I can't seem to remember the last time I heard a reverend say he wanted to cut someone's nuts off.)

Jesse Jackson said he thought Barack Obama was talking down to black people by lecturing them on things like fatherhood and being a responsible husband. Jesse thought it was insulting, not only to him, but to his mistress and their love child.

Isn't It Ironic

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to: "Please do not feed the animals," because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.

Now I'm not suggesting they're animals, some people are truly in need. But I am suggesting after a while in many cases entitlements like food stamps and welfare become a life style instead of a helping hand.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Gas... it's not only at the pump


The year 2007

Bush presidency

First and foremost blame Bush.

All those poor souls in 2007 paying $3.07 a gallon in her district. 
 In her district today, some stations are charging over $5.00 a gallon!
 Where is the concern now?
Why was it Bush's fault then, but not Obama's fault now?
Pelosi also blamed Bush for relying on foreign oil. It must have slipped by me. When did the liberal mantra become... drill baby drill?
 She said they're going to make up for the inaction. They did, it went from $3.07 to $3.72. Gas has never been this high at this time of the year.

Of all the women in Congress she is the most vile, contemptible, lying, hypocrite of all. Just like her boss, she's never had a real job in the private sector; and then we wonder why we're almost $16 trillion in debt. She is incapable of performing even the most rudimentary basics of governing which also transcends to her personal life by choosing to ignore the fundamental teachings of the Catholic church. 

But by God, she'll probably die in office... thanks to the idiots in her district.


Campaign ad

Summer 2008

(If bullshit were diamonds his name would be Tiffany)

Now we're paying on average $3.72 a gallon and you don't here squat from  Democrats

In that ad, candidate Obama made three campaign promises concerning our nation’s energy. He promised to:

• Make oil companies pay a penalty on windfall profits.
• Invest $150 billion dollars (of your money) in alternative energy
• Create 5 million jobs (and free ourselves from foreign oil)
Let’s review those promises and their success or failure:

1.  Windfall profits penalties are red meat at campaign stops, but rarely show any serious effect when considered in the real world.

2.  Alternative energy funding? Solyndra, National Renewable Energy, Ener1 and a host of other failures highlight the folly of his plan.

3.  Five million news jobs? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America has a net loss of more than 1.1 MILLION seasonally-adjusted, private sector jobs since Obama took office.

Like I said they're never called out.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Guantanamo Detainees Get New $750,000 Soccer Field

It's like Sandals Beach Resort only better. They don't have a soccer field. 

Music video compliments of Gitmo Concierge Services.

At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches -- at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.

Remember now, Barry promised his liberal loonies he was going to close Gitmo down. If he planned to keep that promise why in the f--- would he build a soccer field?

The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.

The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring.

 The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to "highly compliant" detainees who live in a communal setting.

In addition to an indoor recreation field and the existing outdoor recreation field, the new soccer field -- selected because it is such a popular sport with detainees -- is half the size of an American football field. 

The new field has been specially constructed so that the detainees "have maximum access" -- about 20 hours a day. Special passageways allow the detainees to pass into the new recreation yard without being escorted by the military.

On the tour, a military police representative who asked not to be identified by name said allowing high levels of activity outdoors helped reduce behavioral problems at the camps, and it also limited the amount of interaction between detainees and the guards.

Since the detention camps opened in 2002, some half dozen cases have been prosecuted -- four ended in plea agreements with minimal jail time. 

Khan, accused of being hand-selected by Sept. 11, 2001, mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for a second wave of attacks inside the U.S., including a plot to blow up gas stations, is expected to cut a deal. He is also implicated in an assassination plot against former Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff and a car bombing at the Marriott hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2003.

His appearance will be the first time anyone outside the U.S. military or intelligence community has seen him since his capture after Sept. 11 and transfer to secret prisons formerly maintained by the CIA.

Even some of President Obama's most ardent supporters suggest the administration seems eager to close the camps and reduce the detainee population, and plea agreements with minimal jail time are a sweetheart deal for all involved.

Detainees like Usama bin Laden's personal cook and his driver are spending less time in prison than American citizens prosecuted in federal courts on lesser charges.

By example, Zachary Chesser of Charlottesville, Va., who was convicted for making threats against the creators of "South Park" and for supporting a Somali terror group, but who never fired a shot on the battlefield, is now serving a 25-year sentence. 

By contrast, Omar Khadr, who killed an American soldier on the battlefield in Afghanistan is nearly half way through his eight-year sentence at Guantanamo, and may finish out his term in Canada.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying about the Justice Department budget on Capitol Hill, said the recidivism rate for Guantanamo detainees overall is in the mid-20s. But the recidivism rate for those transferred during the Obama administration is 7 percent. Holder acknowledged that part of that comparison may be because the former detainees have been out for a shorter period of time, but also because the determinations about each of their release had to be unanimously approved by a task force.