Thursday, January 30, 2014

The State of the Disunion part..Tres

 Seriously? does this dude EVER shut up?  I probably wouldn't mind  the State of the DisUnion speeches he gives every year...if he weren't constantly on TV giving speeches. I think this puppet has given more televised major speeches than the last 3 presidents combined.   Which is frightening if I'm anywhere near the truth on that.   Okay..I'm not gonna cut this speech up anymore.  I've done two parts already and I'm already  sick of fisking the fucking thing. However I will slog on like a marathon runner so...slog on with me because this is gonna be one lonnng  fscking final stretch.

Research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.  Last year, I asked this Congress to help states make high-quality pre-K available to every four year-old.  As a parent as well as a President, I repeat that request tonight. But in the meantime, thirty states have raised pre-k funding on their own.  They know we can’t wait.  So just as we worked with states to reform our schools, this year, we’ll invest in new partnerships with states and communities across the country in a race to the top for our youngest children.  And as Congress decides what it’s going to do, I’m going to pull together a coalition of elected officials, business leaders, and philanthropists willing to help more kids access the high-quality pre-K they need.
Last year, I also pledged to connect 99 percent of our students to high-speed broadband over the next four years.  Tonight, I can announce that with the support of the FCC and companies like Apple, Microsoft, Sprint, and Verizon, we’ve got a down payment to start connecting more than 15,000 schools and twenty million students over the next two years, without adding a dime to the deficit.

That's Great. sooooo...what did you promise them companies Obama?

We’re working to redesign high schools and partner them with colleges and employers that offer the real-world education and hands-on training that can lead directly to a job and career. 

Which is what many of us has been saying for a long time!  so noooowww we're gonna do something about it? riiight.

We’re shaking up our system of higher education to give parents more information, and colleges more incentives to offer better value, so that no middle-class kid is priced out of a college education. 

Actually with more government involvement comes higher fees.
We’re offering millions the opportunity to cap their monthly student loan payments to ten percent of their income, and I want to work with Congress to see how we can help even more Americans who feel trapped by student loan debt.  And I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential.

10% of their income? takes them ever longer and longer and...probably with ever higher interest rates, to pay those loans back?  This is good for them how?

As for "young men of color". *shrug* it has to start at home.  If the parents don't give a's just naturally harder unless the kid has a teacher or friend bringing him onto the right track and that is irregardless of color.

The bottom line is, Michelle and I want every child to have the same chance this country gave us.

They do have that chance but they have to WORK for it.  Even then they won't all succeed. Pay attention to the preamble "life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness."  Pursuing means you have the chance to chase the dream. It does not mean you are guaranteed going to succeed.  Way to many people fail to grok this.

But we know our opportunity agenda won’t be complete – and too many young people entering the workforce today will see the American Dream as an empty promise – unless we do more to make sure our economy honors the dignity of work, and hard work pays off for every single American.
Today, women make up about half our workforce.  But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.  That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work.  She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job.  A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too.  It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode.  This year, let’s all come together – Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street – to give every woman the opportunity she deserves.  Because I firmly believe when women succeed, America succeeds.

Nope when Americans succeeds AMERICA succeeds. Irregardless of sex, melatonin content of skin  or which side of the tracks you come from.

Men still make up 70% of the work force.  That's as it SHOULD be because we're genetically wired that way from time immemorial.  Men provide food and shelter, and protection and strength and women keep hearth, home, and the kids  safe and warm.  Some women aren't wired that way, that's fine. But to say ALL women have to join the workforce "because" is asinine. 

Now, women hold a majority of lower-wage jobs – but they’re not the only ones stifled by stagnant wages.  Americans understand that some people will earn more than others, and we don’t resent those who, by virtue of their efforts, achieve incredible success.  But Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.

Yet the poor have been with us always. They always be with us. Some will succeed better than others. some will rise and some will never rise far. Then there are those that will rise only to fall flat on their faces.  Yet here you are playing the envy card.  You always play the envy "class warfare" card.  Frankly dude you're starting to bore the hell out of me.

In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws to raise theirs.  Many businesses have done it on their own.  Nick Chute is here tonight with his boss, John Soranno.  John’s an owner of Punch Pizza in Minneapolis, and Nick helps make the dough.  Only now he makes more of it: John just gave his employees a raise, to ten bucks an hour – a decision that eased their financial stress and boosted their morale.

Yes but if John gave everyone raises...was it because someone told him he HAD to? Or was it a personal and business decision because his business is doing well?   Therein lies the question, and the rub,  on that one.

Tonight, I ask more of America’s business leaders to follow John’s lead and do what you can to raise your employees’ wages.  To every mayor, governor, and state legislator in America, I say, you don’t have to wait for Congress to act; Americans will support you if you take this on.

Sure they will...till the price they're paying for goods and services go up.
And as a chief executive, I intend to lead by example. Profitable corporations like Costco see higher wages as the smart way to boost productivity and reduce turnover.

Again that's the personal choice of the companies owners
. Which is fine for them...but expecting EVERYONE to do it is asinine. What do you want? Innovators or mindless robots?

We should too.  In the coming weeks, I will issue an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally-funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour – because if you cook our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.

Sigh...and most federal contractors probably make that and more already. The government is VERY free with the peoples money after all.

Of course, to reach millions more, Congress needs to get on board. Today, the federal minimum wage is worth about twenty percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan first stood here. 

Why is that Obama?  Mr President?  Could it possibly be because the federal government has been printing money like it's free? Thereby devaluing the dollar? Naaahhh that couldn't POSSIBLY be why, or you as an honest sort would have mentioned it right?

Tom Harkin and George Miller have a bill to fix that by lifting the minimum wage to $10.10.  This will help families.  It will give businesses customers with more money to spend.  It doesn’t involve any new bureaucratic program.  So join the rest of the country.  Say yes.  Give America a raise.

Only if they've earned it Mr President. Minimum wage jobs are minimum wage jobs for a reason. They are meant to be a stepping stone, a holding place while you go to school, or trade school what have you, to learn skills to make you more marketable to companies and therefore...worth paying more to. They are not, should not, and never were meant to be permanent careers. Unless the company you are currently making minimum wage from, is  your get higher in that company.  Sigh everyone tends to forget that.

There are other steps we can take to help families make ends meet, and few are more effective at reducing inequality and helping families pull themselves up through hard work than the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Right now, it helps about half of all parents at some point.  But I agree with Republicans like Senator Rubio that it doesn’t do enough for single workers who don’t have kids.

Sigh..."inequality" as you call it, has always existed. It's not "inequality" it's simply the score card of life.  Again there have always been those who do better than others and yet you and those like you constantly penalize and villify them for their success. Saying they should pay "their fair share", playing the class penile envy game constantly.

So let’s work together to strengthen the credit, reward work, and help more Americans get ahead.
Let’s do more to help Americans save for retirement. Today, most workers don’t have a pension.  A Social Security check often isn’t enough on its own.  And while the stock market has doubled over the last five years, that doesn’t help folks who don’t have 401ks.

Yep and that's a bubble that's eventually going to pop.

That’s why, tomorrow, I will direct the Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to start their own retirement savings: MyRA. It’s a new savings bond that encourages folks to build a nest egg.  MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in.  And if this Congress wants to help, work with me to fix an upside-down tax code that gives big tax breaks to help the wealthy save, but does little to nothing for middle-class Americans.  Offer every American access to an automatic IRA on the job, so they can save at work just like everyone in this chamber can.  And since the most important investment many families make is their home, send me legislation that protects taxpayers from footing the bill for a housing crisis ever again, and keeps the dream of homeownership alive for future generations of Americans.

You talk about this as if it's something new. It's not. Up until social of the biggest ponzi schemes ever...most people who could saved on their own. They scrimped, it was hard as hell but it was doable but they managed. Then came the magic unicorn of the Social Security system and people started to stop worrying about saving on their own and managing their own monies because "hey! uncle sammy will do it for me, so I don't have to stress about it!"  *headdesk*

One last point on financial security.  For decades, few things exposed hard-working families to economic hardship more than a broken health care system.  And in case you haven’t heard, we’re in the process of fixing that.

Actually you're going to make it an even more strained, colossal cluster fuck.  The way to truly start fixing it would have been Tort reform and malpractice reform to protect medical care professionals from frivolous lawsuits. Seriously does anyone who goes to the doctor have any concept of what those poor bastards and bitches pay in malpractice insurance to cover their asses so a lawsuit won't ruin them?  By all means if they actually fuck up, then they should pay a penalty. But when as is the case in some of the cases i've read over the's people acting against medical advice then acting all shocked and shit when something goes horribly wrong...why the hell should the doctors pay for your decisions.  Note..I'm not saying doctors are always RIGHT. What i'm saying is if they do get caught fucking up in a big way...then by all means throw the book at them, after some investigation bears that supposistion that they fucked up big time, up. However...investigate because just as in a criminal are innocent until proven guilty and should be given the benefit of the doubt. To not do so well if I believed in Karma I'd say your about to be turned into a frog and boiled alive.
A pre-existing condition used to mean that someone like Amanda Shelley, a physician assistant and single mom from Arizona, couldn’t get health insurance.  But on January 1st, she got covered.  On January 3rd, she felt a sharp pain.  On January 6th, she had emergency surgery.  Just one week earlier, Amanda said, that surgery would’ve meant bankruptcy.
That’s what health insurance reform is all about – the peace of mind that if misfortune strikes, you don’t have to lose everything.'s the biggest gamble in the world. It's also a BUSINESS and businesses exist to make money. To deny that is ..... I'm getting tired of using the word asinine but it fits soo..*shrug*  I suspect I'm gonna end up with a pre condition called DIABETES...if I don't start better care of myself. Do I expect an insurance company to pay or want to pay for my lifestyle choices?  Not hardly.

Oh and nice story but it doesn't tell us what that "pre existing condition" was.  Yes yes because I ask questions I'm a Hatey Hatey McHaterton with no feelings for my fellow man.  Health insurance isn't medical care so don't conflate the two.

Already, because of the Affordable Care Act, more than three million Americans under age 26 have gained coverage under their parents’ plans.

Why? I didn't expect my parents to pay for my insurance past the age of 18. What the hell makes THIS generation so especially  special?  I've done without since I turned 18.  First company I worked for didn't offer insurance to anyone not at least 5yrs an employee and a manager. *shrug* No big..I was young and healthy and didn't see any need to put money away for "medical insurance"  2nd Job? Again didn't pay til you'd been there a certain number of years...was a major national company, tried to go tits up and ended up closing all their stores in my state and then some.  *shrug* Life's a bitch.
3rd company? Again needed to be there a certain amount of time...but I went and constantly butted heads with management over what I considered their rank stupidity and got fired before I could sign up for the insurance. such is life.  Still don't have it because I'm still relatively healthy. At the moment. that could change and I freely admit that. But with the current regulatory atmosphere, my odds of getting on with a company that pays full bennies is slim. thank you oh so much obummer.
  The flip side of my personal equation in this is just that, personal so I won't go into it, but it's there.

More than nine million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage.
And here’s another number: zero.  Because of this law, no American can ever again be dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition like asthma, back pain, or cancer. No woman can ever be charged more just because she’s a woman.  And we did all this while adding years to Medicare’s finances, keeping Medicare premiums flat, and lowering prescription costs for millions of seniors.

uhhh untrue. a great many people LOST their health care coverage and if they didn't saw their premiums double or triple because of obummer care. That's okay you don't have to mention that because I just did. It's a lie of omission though old boy.

Now, I don’t expect to convince my Republican friends on the merits of this law.  But I know that the American people aren’t interested in refighting old battles. 

Who says we ever stopped fighting?  Dude you really don't pay attention and don't care do you?

So again, if you have specific plans to cut costs, cover more people, and increase choice – tell America what you’d do differently.  Let’s see if the numbers add up.  But let’s not have another forty-something votes to repeal a law that’s already helping millions of Americans like Amanda.  The first forty were plenty.  We got it.  We all owe it to the American people to say what we’re for, not just what we’re against.
And if you want to know the real impact this law is having, just talk to Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky, who’s here tonight.  Kentucky’s not the most liberal part of the country, but he’s like a man possessed when it comes to covering his commonwealth’s families.  “They are our friends and neighbors,” he said.  “They are people we shop and go to church with…farmers out on the tractors…grocery clerks…they are people who go to work every morning praying they don’t get sick.  No one deserves to live that way.”

Yeah Steve-o sold his soul. He had good intentions I suppose, but what road to where is paved with good intentions boys and girls? 

Steve’s right.  That’s why, tonight, I ask every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st.  Moms, get on your kids to sign up.  Kids, call your mom and walk her through the application.  It will give her some peace of mind – plus, she’ll appreciate hearing from you.

Yes because if enough people don't sign up for your insurance, your obummer care "medical care for everyone" will fall flat on it's face.

After all, that’s the spirit that has always moved this nation forward.  It’s the spirit of citizenship – the recognition that through hard work and responsibility, we can pursue our individual dreams, but still come together as one American family to make sure the next generation can pursue its dreams as well.

Yes but that's the choice of the citizens, the government shouldn't use coercien and law to force people to make those choices just because those are choices you see as "right".
Citizenship means standing up for everyone’s right to vote.  Last year, part of the Voting Rights Act was weakened.  But conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats are working together to strengthen it; and the bipartisan commission I appointed last year has offered reforms so that no one has to wait more than a half hour to vote.  Let’s support these efforts.  It should be the power of our vote, not the size of our bank account, that drives our democracy.

Truly it should be one citizen, one vote. We need an ID to buy liqour, we need ID to buy a smoke, We need ID to buy a gun, We need ID, or some sort of paperwork to prove you are who you say your are...go get your Drivers License. So WHY is it supposedly such a hard ship to require valid ID to vote? Seriously? Mexico does it.

Hmmmm Mexico is so hopelessly corrupt at this point that might not be a good example as far as some people are concerned, but that doesn't change the laws that are on mexico's books!

Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day.  I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say “we are not afraid,” and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.

Seriously? Why is it so much more abhorent when it's "gun" violence versus "knife, rock, baseball bat, lead pipe, or fists and feet" violence?    It's ALL violence so why is one worse than the other?  The dirty little secret is it's not. See taking the guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens is about control. A disarmed citizenry finds it more difficult to fight back against an aggressive, intrusive and dictatorial government.  Always remember that, anytime someone tries to restrict your right to keep and bear arms, free speech, assembly, freedom of religion's about dominance and control.

Citizenship demands a sense of common cause; participation in the hard work of self-government; an obligation to serve to our communities.  And I know this chamber agrees that few Americans give more to their country than our diplomats and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
Tonight, because of the extraordinary troops and civilians who risk and lay down their lives to keep us free, the United States is more secure.  When I took office, nearly 180,000 Americans were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Today, all our troops are out of Iraq.  More than 60,000 of our troops have already come home from Afghanistan.  With Afghan forces now in the lead for their own security, our troops have moved to a support role. Together with our allies, we will complete our mission there by the end of this year, and America’s longest war will finally be over.

Yes and what's going to happen after we leave?  Odds are it will all fall apart again.  That part of the world is always busy with intercine warfare and pogroms and tribal genocide. *shrug*

After 2014, we will support a unified Afghanistan as it takes responsibility for its own future.  If the Afghan government signs a security agreement that we have negotiated, a small force of Americans could remain in Afghanistan with NATO allies to carry out two narrow missions: training and assisting Afghan forces, and counterterrorism operations to pursue any remnants of al Qaeda.  For while our relationship with Afghanistan will change, one thing will not: our resolve that terrorists do not launch attacks against our country.

if they exist we should hunt them. find em fix em kill em.

The fact is, that danger remains.  While we have put al Qaeda’s core leadership on a path to defeat, the threat has evolved, as al Qaeda affiliates and other extremists take root in different parts of the world. In Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Mali, we have to keep working with partners to disrupt and disable these networks. In Syria, we’ll support the opposition that rejects  the agenda of terrorist networks.

we'll see. we'll see.

Here at home, we’ll keep strengthening our defenses, and combat new threats like cyberattacks.  And as we reform our defense budget, we have to keep faith with our men and women in uniform, and invest in the capabilities they need to succeed in future missions.
We have to remain vigilant.  But I strongly believe our leadership and our security cannot depend on our military alone. As Commander-in-Chief, I have used force when needed to protect the American people, and I will never hesitate to do so as long as I hold this office.  But I will not send our troops into harm’s way unless it’s truly necessary; nor will I allow our sons and daughters to be mired in open-ended conflicts. 

LOLOL...the fight against islam and it's fanatical adherents has been going on for thousands of years. It's the very DEFINITION of an open ended, never ending conflict!  All we're doing here is simply ending yet ANOTHER campaign in a thousands year long STRING of them. People are easy to kill. Ideas...much, much harder.

We must fight the battles that need to be fought, not those that terrorists prefer from us – large-scale deployments that drain our strength and may ultimately feed extremism.
So, even as we aggressively pursue terrorist networks – through more targeted efforts and by building the capacity of our foreign partners – America must move off a permanent war footing.  That’s why I’ve imposed prudent limits on the use of drones – for we will not be safer if people abroad believe we strike within their countries without regard for the consequence.  That’s why, working with this Congress, I will reform our surveillance programs – because the vital work of our intelligence community depends on public confidence, here and abroad, that the privacy of ordinary people is not being violated.  And with the Afghan war ending, this needs to be the year Congress lifts the remaining restrictions on detainee transfers and we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay – because we counter terrorism not just through intelligence and military action, but by remaining true to our Constitutional ideals, and setting an example for the rest of the world.

Uhhh as far as gitmo're assuming their countries WANT them back. If I recall from what I've read for years...their countries won't even acknowledge they EXIST, nor do they want them back.

You see, in a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.  American diplomacy has rallied more than fifty countries to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the wrong hands, and allowed us to reduce our own reliance on Cold War stockpiles.  American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force, is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated,

Oh you mean the stockpiles the Iraqi's gave them?  yeah like that costs them anything. They didn't make em, they didn't have to pay for em.

and we will continue to work with the international community to usher in the future the Syrian people deserve – a future free of dictatorship, terror and fear. As we speak, American diplomacy is supporting Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in difficult but necessary talks to end the conflict there; to achieve dignity and an independent state for Palestinians, and lasting peace and security for the State of Israel – a Jewish state that knows America will always be at their side.

current "palestinians" aren't really palestinians...they are other nationalities whose countries AGAIN don't want them. As far as haven't exactly covered yourself in glory where they are concerned boyo.

And it is American diplomacy, backed by pressure, that has halted the progress of Iran’s nuclear program – and rolled parts of that program back – for the very first time in a decade.  As we gather here tonight, Iran has begun to eliminate its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium.  It is not installing advanced centrifuges.  Unprecedented inspections help the world verify, every day, that Iran is not building a bomb.  And with our allies and partners, we’re engaged in negotiations to see if we can peacefully achieve a goal we all share: preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Sigh even one of  your own inspectors say you can't guarantee it.

These negotiations will be difficult.  They may not succeed.  We are clear-eyed about Iran’s support for terrorist organizations like Hezbollah, which threaten our allies; and the mistrust between our nations cannot be wished away.  But these negotiations do not rely on trust; any long-term deal we agree to must be based on verifiable action that convinces us and the international community that Iran is not building a nuclear bomb.  If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union, then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today.

In the case of those men, those that came between was more a case of  each side knew the other really couldn't win and neither wanted to really die so they maintained the status quo and in the case of Reagan...forced them to try and keep up by spending themselves stupid.

The sanctions that we put in place helped make this opportunity possible.  But let me be clear: if this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, I will veto it.  For the sake of our national security, we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed.  If Iran’s leaders do not seize this opportunity, then I will be the first to call for more sanctions, and stand ready to exercise all options to make sure Iran does not build a nuclear weapon.  But if Iran’s leaders do seize the chance, then Iran could take an important step to rejoin the community of nations, and we will have resolved one of the leading security challenges of our time without the risks of war.
Finally, let’s remember that our leadership is defined not just by our defense against threats, but by the enormous opportunities to do good and promote understanding around the globe – to forge greater cooperation, to expand new markets, to free people from fear and want.  And no one is better positioned to take advantage of those opportunities than America.

Sigh, frankly boyo? I'm tired of of being the worlds policeman.  tired of shedding our blood and our treasure,  to protect the treasures of those who, if they don't hate us outright, hold us in contempt.  I'm far from advocating isolationism. But if they want us to police the world there's got to be a cost to them involved.

Our alliance with Europe remains the strongest the world has ever known.  From Tunisia to Burma, we’re supporting those who are willing to do the hard work of building democracy.  In Ukraine, we stand for the principle that all people have the right to express themselves freely and peacefully, and have a say in their country’s future.  Across Africa, we’re bringing together businesses and governments to double access to electricity and help end extreme poverty.  In the Americas, we are building new ties of commerce, but we’re also expanding cultural and educational exchanges among young people.  And we will continue to focus on the Asia-Pacific, where we support our allies, shape a future of greater security and prosperity, and extend a hand to those devastated by disaster – as we did in the Philippines, when our Marines and civilians rushed to aid those battered by a typhoon, and were greeted with words like, “We will never forget your kindness” and “God bless America!”
We do these things because they help promote our long-term security.  And we do them because we believe in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation.  And next week, the world will see one expression of that commitment – when Team USA marches the red, white, and blue into the Olympic Stadium – and brings home the gold.

blah blah blah, feel goodiness feel good.

My fellow Americans, no other country in the world does what we do.  On every issue, the world turns to us, not simply because of the size of our economy or our military might – but because of the ideals we stand for, and the burdens we bear to advance them.
No one knows this better than those who serve in uniform.  As this time of war draws to a close, a new generation of heroes returns to civilian life.  We’ll keep slashing that backlog so our veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned, and our wounded warriors receive the health care – including the mental health care – that they need.  We’ll keep working to help all our veterans translate their skills and leadership into jobs here at home.  And we all continue to join forces to honor and support our remarkable military families.
Let me tell you about one of those families I’ve come to know.
I first met Cory Remsburg, a proud Army Ranger, at Omaha Beach on the 65th anniversary of D-Day.  Along with some of his fellow Rangers, he walked me through the program – a strong, impressive young man, with an easy manner, sharp as a tack.  We joked around, and took pictures, and I told him to stay in touch.
A few months later, on his tenth deployment, Cory was nearly killed by a massive roadside bomb in Afghanistan. His comrades found him in a canal, face down, underwater, shrapnel in his brain.
For months, he lay in a coma.  The next time I met him, in the hospital, he couldn’t speak; he could barely move.  Over the years, he’s endured dozens of surgeries and procedures, and hours of grueling rehab every day.
Even now, Cory is still blind in one eye.  He still struggles on his left side.  But slowly, steadily, with the support of caregivers like his dad Craig, and the community around him, Cory has grown stronger. Day by day, he’s learned to speak again and stand again and walk again – and he’s working toward the day when he can serve his country again.
“My recovery has not been easy,” he says. “Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”
Cory is here tonight.  And like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit.
My fellow Americans, men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy.  Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy.  Sometimes we stumble; we make mistakes; we get frustrated or discouraged.  But for more than two hundred years, we have put those things aside and placed our collective shoulder to the wheel of progress – to create and build and expand the possibilities of individual achievement; to free other nations from tyranny and fear; to promote justice, and fairness, and equality under the law, so that the words set to paper by our founders are made real for every citizen.  The America we want for our kids – a rising America where honest work is plentiful and communities are strong; where prosperity is widely shared and opportunity for all lets us go as far as our dreams and toil will take us – none of it is easy.  But if we work together; if we summon what is best in us, with our feet planted firmly in today but our eyes cast towards tomorrow – I know it’s within our reach.
Believe it.
God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

the one and only portion of this pile of bile, I agreed with. Yes HONOR our soldiers. Those who are serving, those who will serve and those who have served from time immemorial.

Finally, an Interesting video from Bill Whittle today. I'm going to end this snark fest by leaving the link to  it here for your viewing. I like him, if such a judgement does actually come to pass after I die, am not looking forward to mine own.

Remember, TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

The State of the Disunion part Duhhhhh..

Now without any further adieux.....

Moreover, we can take the money we save with this transition to tax reform to create jobs rebuilding our roads, upgrading our ports, unclogging our commutes – because in today’s global economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure. 

Okay I'll give him this one kinda sorta BUT [yes there is a but, so what?] it's not the ENTIRE reason businesses flee one place for another.  Businesses big and small have been fleeing the Peeepols Republik of Kaliphornya in droves.  A great many of them have settled here in Texas. Why? Infrastructure is one yes. Also No state income tax, tax breaks and a just generally business friendly atmosphere.

We’ll need Congress to protect more than three million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer.  But I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.

ROFLOL. ain't ALL obummers fault, SOME of the red tape happened under Bush's watch too. That being said...the absolute Explosion of  rules and regulations passed by any number of the alphabet soup of 3 letter agencies, have happened pretty much all under Obummers watch.  If he was REALLY that concerned about it...he'd have told all those agencies to sit the fuck down and shut the hell up, and made cuts to the agencies and their budgets  just to make a point....if he truly gave a rats ass.

We also have the chance, right now, to beat other countries in the race for the next wave of high-tech manufacturing jobs.  My administration has launched two hubs for high-tech manufacturing in Raleigh and Youngstown, where we’ve connected businesses to research universities that can help America lead the world in advanced technologies. 
Tonight, I’m announcing we’ll launch six more this year.  Bipartisan bills in both houses could double the number of these hubs and the jobs they create.  So get those bills to my desk and put more Americans back to work.

I'd be curious to know how much the folks you set to run these "institutes" get paid? From the looks of it they all did fairly well on their own so...

Let’s do more to help the entrepreneurs and small business owners who create most new jobs in America.  Over the past five years, my administration has made more loans to small business owners than any other.  And when ninety-eight percent of our exporters are small businesses, new trade partnerships with Europe and the Asia-Pacific will help them create more jobs.  We need to work together on tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority to protect our workers, protect our environment, and open new markets to new goods stamped “Made in the USA.”  China and Europe aren’t standing on the sidelines.  Neither should we.

We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow.  This is an edge America cannot surrender.  Federally-funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones.  That’s why Congress should undo the damage done by last year’s cuts to basic research so we can unleash the next great American discovery – whether it’s vaccines that stay ahead of drug-resistant bacteria, or paper-thin material that’s stronger than steel.  And let’s pass a patent reform bill that allows our businesses to stay focused on innovation, not costly, needless litigation.

Actually what we know is the country that doesn't stifle businesses and become more concerned with regulations than making money hand over fist in a free economy is going to own the world because their products will be the STANDARD of the world. We used to have that in so many different markets it's ridiculous. Now?   I'm waiting for mention of climate change. What's he waiting for? Christmas?

Now, one of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy.  The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.
One of the reasons why is natural gas – if extracted safely, it’s the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change.  Businesses plan to invest almost $100 billion in new factories that use natural gas. 

Yes lets open entire POWER plants to use nothing but natural gas...we'll get into one of the effects of that in a minute

I’ll cut red tape to help states get those factories built, and this Congress can help by putting people to work building fueling stations that shift more cars and trucks from foreign oil to American natural gas.  My administration will keep working with the industry to sustain production and job growth while strengthening protection of our air, our water, and our communities.  And while we’re at it, I’ll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations.

Yes lets shift EVERYTHING to natural gas. by all means. Thereby driving up the cost of it for the average consumer.
Ahhh there's the inevitable mention of Climate Change. I was beginning to wonder there for a minute.  Climate Change is a crock of crap in that it's the new 'buzzword' meaning Man made Global Warming.  Only one problem with this. MAN doesn't have that much of an effect on the Climate. The Sun and the planet itself have more of an affect on "climate" than we do.    Now while we might have some effect on our atmosphere that in of itself is still highly debatable.   Climate? The climate is always changing. If it and the atmosphere DIDN'T change...we wouldn't be here today.  Imagine that.

It’s not just oil and natural gas production that’s booming;

Yes because of fracking and shale oil, which the greenies scream is raping and destroying the earth. Of course the greenies say everything we do rapes and destroys the earth. Frankly the silly schmucks  bore me. wouldn't be so bad if the EPA weren't creating legislation right out of their agenda.

we’re becoming a global leader in solar, too.  Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar; every panel pounded into place by a worker whose job can’t be outsourced.  Let’s continue that progress with a smarter tax policy that stops giving $4 billion a year to fossil fuel industries that don’t need it, so that we can invest more in fuels of the future that do.

Yes and how much monies do those fossil fuel companies give to you and the rest of the government?
blah blah blah

Oh and folks? Lets assume solar becomes the dejeur form of energy for the civilian market.  You could sometime in the future see something like what Germany is doing..

Oh and this....

And even as we’ve increased energy production, we’ve partnered with businesses, builders, and local communities to reduce the energy we consume.  When we rescued our automakers,

yes you did such a good job of rescuing those companies they payed back the government, mostly and the government took a multibillion dollar  loss!  But lets not mention that

for example, we worked with them to set higher fuel efficiency standards for our cars.  In the coming months, I’ll build on that success by setting new standards for our trucks, so we can keep driving down oil imports and what we pay at the pump.

Yes but those "high fuel efficiency will never be workhorses. which is what the majority of the nation, especially in what liberals and DC call "flyover country" need. Work horses.  Seriously? If you work any kind of construction, farm, delivery etc...what allows you to do your work and deliver more efficiently?  One of the high fuel efficiency eggshells on wheels?  Or an SUV/Truck/Van/Rig?

Taken together, our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet.  Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth.

Uhhh we never put out that much ANYWAY.  The biggest "villians" in the "carbon pollution" game tend to be countries like china for instance.

  But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods.  That’s why I directed my administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. 

Sigh the "pollution" and "carbon emissions" aren't the problem. It's a constantly changing climate, changes to which are driven by that big  motherfucking fusion reactor in the sky! You know...the SUN?  You bumbling, controlling, puppet with delusions of adequacy.

The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way.  But the debate is settled.  Climate change is a fact. 

Uhhh. It's settled?  Say who?  Sorry but the debate still rages and scientists who don't manipulate their data to suit their agendas and agendas of their funding offices...say other wise.

And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.
Finally, if we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system.  Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted.  I know that members of both parties in the House want to do the same.  Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades.  And for good reason: when people come here to fulfill their dreams – to study, invent, and contribute to our culture – they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and create jobs for everyone.  So let’s get immigration reform done this year.

Immigration reform does NOT include "amnesty" by the way. It includes funding for border patrol, growth of that particular arm if you will. And as soon as someone is proven to be over the border without papers etc sent back over. This is harsh?  Seriously does anyone who says actually enforcing our laws is "mean" and hatey mchating mchatery,[damn you Larry Corriea now you got ME using that term and iall its possible  variations. Evil bastage.  Still love you Larry...write faster.]
have any of you silly simps actually looked at how OTHER countries enforce THEIR immigration laws?  Seriously? All we're talking about here is enforcing our own laws in this regard, same as everyone else does. No seriously...I want you silly fucks to actually READ [forex] MEXICO's immigration policies.   By all means lets stream line the process BUT...evading the process by coming over as drug mules etc is illegal and if your ass is caught at it you should go back over the border to Mexico or to your country of origin. I'm sorry if all you disingenuous white liberals, with an overblown sense of "white guilt"[another made of phrase that don't mean a damn thing] feel myself and others are being harsh about this. Suck it up buttercup.

The ideas I’ve outlined so far can speed up growth and create more jobs.  But in this rapidly-changing economy, we have to make sure that every American has the skills to fill those jobs.
The good news is, we know how to do it.  Two years ago, as the auto industry came roaring back, Andra Rush opened up a manufacturing firm in Detroit.  She knew that Ford needed parts for the best-selling truck in America, and she knew how to make them.  She just needed the workforce.  So she dialed up what we call an American Job Center – places where folks can walk in to get the help or training they need to find a new job, or better job.  She was flooded with new workers.  And today, Detroit Manufacturing Systems has more than 700 employees.

Guess what? Texas already has a system. You go in and if you need a new skill to make yourself marketable...then they help you get a class in a skill.  Texas has had these offices for a looonnng time.  Actually I suspect most states do.  The federal government can just stay the hell out of it.
What Andra and her employees experienced is how it should be for every employer – and every job seeker.  So tonight, I’ve asked Vice President Biden to lead an across-the-board reform of America’s training programs to make sure they have one mission: train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now.  That means more on-the-job training, and more apprenticeships that set a young worker on an upward trajectory for life.  It means connecting companies to community colleges that can help design training to fill their specific needs.  And if Congress wants to help, you can concentrate funding on proven programs that connect more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

Oh dear god..he put Joe Biden in charge of this effort?  Oh my dear fluffy lord.

I’m also convinced we can help Americans return to the workforce faster by reforming unemployment insurance so that it’s more effective in today’s economy.  But first, this Congress needs to restore the unemployment insurance you just let expire for 1.6 million people.
Let me tell you why.
Misty DeMars is a mother of two young boys. She’d been steadily employed since she was a teenager.  She put herself through college.  She’d never collected unemployment benefits.  In May, she and her husband used their life savings to buy their first home.  A week later, budget cuts claimed the job she loved.  Last month, when their unemployment insurance was cut off, she sat down and wrote me a letter – the kind I get every day.  “We are the face of the unemployment crisis,” she wrote.  “I am not dependent on the government…Our country depends on people like us who build careers, contribute to society…care about our neighbors…I am confident that in time I will find a job…I will pay my taxes, and we will raise our children in their own home in the community we love.  Please give us this chance.”
Congress, give these hardworking, responsible Americans that chance.  They need our help, but more important, this country needs them in the game.  That’s why I’ve been asking CEOs to give more long-term unemployed workers a fair shot at that new job and new chance to support their families; this week, many will come to the White House to make that commitment real.  Tonight, I ask every business leader in America to join us and to do the same – because we are stronger when America fields a full team.

Sigh. unemployment insurance was never supposed to last as long as you silly shits have made it. If the federal government and many state governments weren't so busy driving off businesses...then many people wouldn't be unemployed, or in the cases of the really big corps, having their jobs outsourced overseas to countries like India.

Of course, it’s not enough to train today’s workforce.  We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.
Estiven Rodriguez couldn’t speak a word of English when he moved to New York City at age nine.  But last month, thanks to the support of great teachers and an innovative tutoring program, he led a march of his classmates – through a crowd of cheering parents and neighbors – from their high school to the post office, where they mailed off their college applications.  And this son of a factory worker just found out he’s going to college this fall.

Good for him...but I suspect it was as much his hard work [and I expect a disciplined mother] as the teachers that got him where he is.

Five years ago, we set out to change the odds for all our kids.  We worked with lenders to reform student loans, and today, more young people are earning college degrees than ever before.  Race to the Top, with the help of governors from both parties, has helped states raise expectations and performance.  Teachers and principals in schools from Tennessee to Washington, D.C. are making big strides in preparing students with skills for the new economy – problem solving, critical thinking, science, technology, engineering, and math.  Some of this change is hard.  It requires everything from more challenging curriculums and more demanding parents to better support for teachers and new ways to measure how well our kids think, not how well they can fill in a bubble on a test.  But it’s worth it – and it’s working.

Okay I actually agree with what he says at the end there. For waaay too long our schools have taught TO the test. Teaching by rote memorization of material that's ON the test, instead of, for instance, teaching critical thinking. Teaching kids to be able to think for themselves to geek out answers on their own, instead of as he says "how well they can fill in a bubble on test".  This is something I can wholeheartedly agree with.  But! Yes there's another but in there.  I don't believe the federal government should have ANY involvement in education.  Leave the states to handle that. That's THEIR Job.   By the same token the states, cities and counties are failing in their jobs in this miserably. Multimillion dollar monuments to educational failure are constantly being built to "teach" the kids in.

The problem is we’re still not reaching enough kids, and we’re not reaching them in time.  That has to change.

Oh my dear fluffy lord.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New York Congress Critter threatens reporter with violence

Got to love politicians.. Okay no you don't. I hate them with a purple passion.

Okay you threaten a reporter on CAMERA!  Just how stupid do you have to be to do this? Okay I've pointed out I loathe 4th estate and it's members with a ferocity that is frightening to witness. I hate the PPM with a passion, I'll admit.  If it weren't so stupid for a politician to do this...I might actually be cheering this pol on. Might actually be sitting there chanting "toss him! toss him! toss him now!"

However...this reporters question was absolutely a legitimate question to ask. it's the kind of question they are supposed to ask of politicians that have been caught in some kind of fiscal hanky panky or penile patty cakes infidelity or what have you.  To threaten this reporter, and on camera no less...was a stupid and criminal act.  Or is that criminally stupid? Bah...doesn't matter how you phrase it. Grimm is a stupid fuck. The Governor should yank Grimm out of his seat or suggest his constituents recall  his dumb ass; and then
A. The reporter needs to press criminal charges
B. This boil on the ass of humanity needs to be prosecuted
C. hold a special election or what ever is done in that particular fill his vacant seat.

I don't know, neither do I care whether Grimm is a D or an R. Nor do I give a flying fuck. He needs to be gotten rid of and he's a visible symptom, concrete evidence,  of just how out of control our government on all levels have gotten. How entitled those pols feel, and just how out of touch with reality, let alone their constituents...they are. And and...And....

Jesus Christ did I just defend a reporter?  Someone check and see if hell has frozen over because,  me defending a reporter?  'Tis truly a day of days. Good grief...I wonder is someone spiked my food today when I wasn't looking...

*thinks about it*

Mmmmm nope..I cooked all my own food today, as per usual. So one spiked anything. Maybe there is something in the air..I don't know.

Sigh guess we'll just chalk this up to me hating the government more than I loathe the 4th estate and leave it at that.

Remember TANSTAAFL and....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

The State of the DisUnion 2014. Part One

Okay boys and girl, lads and lasses, germs and virii.  Here in begins a tale and a fisking. As usual my snarky and occasionally viscious commentary will be interspersed with the naked emperors words. I'm word will be in italics today. Or maybe...boldly underlined just to be atrocious.  Okay maybe I'll skip the underlining that's just ugly.

Anyway...let the fisking commence!

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

Your fellow Americans?  I don't think you give one whit about "my fellow Americans" to be quite blunt about it.  Outside of how you can use Americans against each other for your own gains.  As for the rest?  Speaker Boehner is a whining incompetent.  Your VP, Joe Biden is just flat out incompetent. Okay lets be honest, he's a drooling idiot. Seriously Barrack? Why have you not found a nice padded room to put him in?  As for the rest of Congress? The less said about how I feel about 95% of those asswipes the better.

Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.

You mean a teacher is actually *GASP!* doing his or her job? Shocking! Simply Shocking!   That graduation rate of course doesn't include the million plus students who DON'T graduate every year, and also fails to take into account those who will have to take remedial courses in college because they were just passed on to the next grade.

An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.

*clap clap*  She's living the american dream. congratulations.

An autoworker fine-tuned some of the best, most fuel-efficient cars in the world, and did his part to help America wean itself off foreign oil.

Seriously? WHAT weaning?  If you mean the Arabs? Hell man...that's a joke. We already don't get most of our oil from the Middle East. More than half of it for the last couple years has been home grown.

A farmer prepared for the spring after the strongest five-year stretch of farm exports in our history.  A rural doctor gave a young child the first prescription to treat asthma that his mother could afford.  A man took the bus home from the graveyard shift, bone-tired but dreaming big dreams for his son.  And in tight-knit communities across America, fathers and mothers will tuck in their kids, put an arm around their spouse, remember fallen comrades, and give thanks for being home from a war that, after twelve long years, is finally coming to an end.
Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.

Blah blah blah blah.  Seriously? Stop trying to connect with the people. The only time you see the people is when you look down to see what it is you're stepping on.   But you are right about one thing. It is WE The People who make this nation...not you.

Here are the results of your efforts:  The lowest unemployment rate in over five years.

Yeah yeah and this doesn't include the huge number of long term unemployed that have dropped out and OFF the unemployment "insurance" rolls that are still unemployed....I could keep going but he gets into the following few sentences in more detail later so I'll get into it then..

A rebounding housing market. A manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s.  More oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly twenty years.  Our deficits – cut by more than half.  And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is.
That’s why I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America.  After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth.

Nope I believe we're on the verge of an economic collapse personally .  Your deficits cut in half?  LOLagain failing to take several things into account.

The question for everyone in this chamber, running through every decision we make this year, is whether we are going to help or hinder this progress.  For several years now, this town has been consumed by a rancorous argument over the proper size of the federal government.  It’s an important debate – one that dates back to our very founding.  But when that debate prevents us from carrying out even the most basic functions of our democracy – when our differences shut down government or threaten the full faith and credit of the United States – then we are not doing right by the American people.

And how many bills proposed by your opposites, never saw the light of day Mr. President?  How many BUDGETS, you know the main part of congresses job, to pass budgets; DIED on Harry Reid's desk because they really would have cut spending drastically?

As President, I’m committed to making Washington work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here.  I believe most of you are, too.  Last month, thanks to the work of Democrats and Republicans, this Congress finally produced a budget that undoes some of last year’s severe cuts to priorities like education.  Nobody got everything they wanted, and we can still do more to invest in this country’s future while bringing down our deficit in a balanced way.  But the budget compromise should leave us freer to focus on creating new jobs, not creating new crises.

Hmmm wonder how many people have read the bill. I haven't because it's another one of those damnable "Omnibus" bills.  Frankly I find the republicans treasonous in this matter.  Oh and since it's 12 different bills. Those bills and their agreements STILL have to be hammered out by the various appropriations committees so the "budget" ain't a done deal yet there oh Naked Emperor wanna be.

In the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together.  Let’s make this a year of action.  That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations.  And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all – the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.

We want you to focus on our lives? Where the hell did you ever get THAT idea?  We want a good portion of the federal government defunded and eradicated and/or the spending in others cut WAAAAAAYYYY back.  And we want you to rescind laws and regulations that make it harder to make money and KEEP it.  I'd personally like to see the "estate tax" struck down. Your taxing the dead twice. Once while they're alive and again when they are dead and penalizing their heirs. All in the name of "fairness"

Let’s face it: that belief has suffered some serious blows.  Over more than three decades, even before the Great Recession hit, massive shifts in technology and global competition had eliminated a lot of good, middle-class jobs, and weakened the economic foundations that families depend on.
Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better.  But average wages have barely budged.  Inequality has deepened.  Upward mobility has stalled.  The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead.  And too many still aren’t working at all.

Yes Yes...lets play the class warfare game of penis envy. Those who have more are EBIL while those who don't are the 'taken advantage of' down trodden.   Dude you're so predictable it's really pathetic.  What's next? The "RACE" card?  Oh and whose fault is it that we're in this mess?

Our job is to reverse these trends.  It won’t happen right away, and we won’t agree on everything.  But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class.  Some require Congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you.  But America does not stand still – and neither will I.  So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.

No old boy. Your job isn't to "reverse these trends" Again it's to get the government OUT of the way and let US, WE the PEOPLE fix and reverse the trend.

As usual, our First Lady sets a good example.  Michelle’s Let’s Move partnership with schools, businesses, and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in thirty years – an achievement that will improve lives and reduce health care costs for decades to come. 

Riiiiight.  And of course the business who have been promoting healthy living on their own had nothing to do with it right?  Because "You didn't build that".  Uh huh. I really like the new campaign with Subway.   Seriously are you trying to kill their business? Hell what did you promise corporate to get their cooperation?

The Joining Forces alliance that Michelle and Jill Biden launched has already encouraged employers to hire or train nearly 400,000 veterans and military spouses.  Taking a page from that playbook, the White House just organized a College Opportunity Summit where already, 150 universities, businesses, and nonprofits have made concrete commitments to reduce inequality in access to higher education – and help every hardworking kid go to college and succeed when they get to campus.  Across the country, we’re partnering with mayors, governors, and state legislatures on issues from homelessness to marriage equality.

Sigh...there IS no inequality. Those who WANT it, who are willing to work for it, will always be able to go to college. Here's the thing though. Not everyone is cut out for or NEEDS to go to college. Hell! A large majority of those in college should arguably be in a trade/cocational  school learning a trade. 

The point is, there are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments, and are moving this country forward.  They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.  That’s what drew our forebears here.

In part...the other part was a driving need  to get away from a tyrannical overbearing asshole of a  king, in England. To get way from the diktats of that King and his petty pissant little ministers of such and such.

It’s how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America’s largest automaker; how the son of a barkeeper is Speaker of the House; how the son of a single mom can be President of the greatest nation on Earth.
Opportunity is who we are.  And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise.

Your job isn't to RESTORE the promise Mr Community Organizer.  It's to shut up, sit down, and stay the hell out of our way.  How many times am I gonna say this?  Probably about as many times as you say "iit's my/our job to"....

We know where to start: the best measure of opportunity is access to a good job.  With the economy picking up speed, companies say they intend to hire more people this year.  And over half of big manufacturers say they’re thinking of insourcing jobs from abroad.
So let’s make that decision easier for more companies.  Both Democrats and Republicans have argued that our tax code is riddled with wasteful, complicated loopholes that punish businesses investing here, and reward companies that keep profits abroad.  Let’s flip that equation.  Let’s work together to close those loopholes, end those incentives to ship jobs overseas, and lower tax rates for businesses that create jobs here at home.

And ...HOW MANY TIMES HAVE THE REPUBLITWITS TRIED TO GET YOU TO DO JUST THAT?!   It ain't just the Tax Laws either.  I'm going to say this til people are sick of hearing it.  Hmm...come to think on it...people are probably already sick of hearing it.
It's more about needless regulations passed by an alphabet soup of agencies who only pass these regulations to be petty, to revel in their own power, and to justify their continued existence within the current power structure; t
han it is about Tax Code.   though admittedly the Tax Code  is a problem as well, and not just as the tax code involves businesses. Hell the whole Tax System and the IRS needs to be tossed in a rubbish bin and replaced. With something short, simple and sane.

That is all for this entry germs and virii.  Stay tuned for more, when I get round to posting part Duuuuhhhhh of this set..maybe later tonight, certainly sometime tomorrow.  Til then?

Remember, TANSTAAFL and.....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

From the truth is stranger than ficition files..

presented without much commentary save this. Sorry,  once you give someone an can't have it back.

Okay and dude seriously? "I was just training her dog"?    first time I've ever heard sex called THAT before.

okay okay, one more.  did the husband and the wifes friend cook this up between them? not admitting to and in the case of the friend..admitting to the infidelity so he could get an uncontested divorce?  And they could live happily ever after. Or maybe it was the wife and the girlfriend so SHE could get an uncontested divorce

Okay! Okay!  I'll stop now.

Remember TANSTAAFL and

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity

The State of DISUnion 2014. Prelude

Well germs and virii. Tonight is the night. The night in which President Obama, blows lies, inuendo and smoke up our collective asses in an effort to piss on us and tell us it's raining.

Wait.  How is that different from any other day since he's been in office?  It's's just a yearly televised national guilt trip. Oh wait....that's not really different than any other speech he gives really. Meh..I digress.

I took my 67yr old mother to the eye doctor this morning. They had CNN, or as my mother calls it, the Communist News Network; on a flat panel tv mounted on the wall.  Saying how wonderful Obummer is and how evil the republicans are. Mom kept shushing me in the waiting room because I kept making pithy caustic comments in response the the propaganda mouthpiec...errrrr...spindoctors....errr anchors mouthings.

In response to their whipping up class penile envy and vilifying the rich
"There's ALWAYS been rich and poor, have and have nots. Stop whining like a child. geez"

Mom "shhhhh"

In response to the announcement that Obummer is going to be drafting  an Executive Order forcing any private companies that sign up for a government contract to pay their workers a minimum of $10.10.  *Note from what's being said in the Propaganda outlets this is only going to affect NEW contracts. Uh huh...tell me another.

"Ahhh so it's for federal workers. See?  Some pigs ARE more equal than others. Newsflash you twit...Animal Farm was supposed to be a warning...NOT an instruction manual" Followed by the thought that I didn't utter aloud....'and once again our "President" acts more like a dictator or petty Kinglet. Ruling by imperial fiat and decree instead of rule of law.'  Also followed immediately by the thought..'as has been said before for a "Constitutional Scholar" he don't know the constitution at all, as he keeps proving'

Mom: "shhhh"

In a talk between pundits about Obama, what he's done, what he plans on doing

"Sigh...same shit, different day"

Mom "shhhh"

In the talk between the paid mouth pieces about Obama's wonderful recovery of the econony

muttered very quietly under my breathe "utter bullshit"

I didn't get shushed for that one. Mom was in to see the doc by that point.

On Russia and the talk that this Winters Olympics will be the most corrupt ever due to being held in Russia

Hmmm okay that one is possible I suppose.  Got nothing for that one, except wait and see.

Yet in all this

You know one of the things I didn't hear? That I, personally would have been interesting in hearing about?   In that ENTIRE 85 minutes I was in that office listening to that drivel, not word ONE about the violence and civil war in the Ukraine. Not a single, solitary word.  Why dost I find that interesting? Because it seems to me, that the people of the Ukraine are going through a similar time of turmoil as our forefathers did. Before, during and AFTER the formation of this great nation now that we call home.  A conflict that after the last couple decades  of watching our politicians, is probably coming for us again.

This has been your prelude and idle thoughts in preparation for tonights Festivities of Lies, Innuendo, Elitism and Bullshit!  Oh my good people?  If you are  going to watch this tonight?   I suggest turning OFF your bullshit detector.   Otherwise it'll be going off non stop from the time our wanna be incompetent Emporer in Chief opens his mouth. Expect the first portion of my vivisection of the SoDU address either late tonight or sometime tomorrow.

That is all.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

*Note...nooooo I am NOT going to watch the speech.  I'll read the manuscript on the screen. Like the Prez.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Quick post.

Just saw the trailer for the new 300 sequel called Rise of an Empire. Near the end  of the trailer is for me...the money quote "Let it be shown that we chose to die on our feet, rather than live on our knees!"  With everything going on in our government, and around us in the world...that may be the choice we're forced to make in the near, relatively near future.

Remember TANSTAAFL and

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Okay friends, romans, countrymen...lend me your..ach!

I know I know. I've been inconsistent. Although I've been consistently inconsistent for the last year or two so..*shrug* nothing new there. If I was consistently consistent mayhap I'd have more readers. That being said friends and fans of the curly wolf;  there will be one..3-4 actually sometime next week.  Barring time constraints due to lifes little foibles and irritations going on right now.  Because you know what happens in the world of National American Politics next week don't you; my fellow germs and virii?  Its the annual State of The Union address.   Or in the case of Obummer..State of the DISunion address.  So there will be my usual multi part fscking of  Obummers speechifyin.

Last year I didn't make it through all 4 parts I had because well...when you hear the same shit over and over again ad nauseum[one of Goebbels Principles of Propaganda actually. say it enough and people will start taking it as gospel after a while]]  it's annoyin'.  So I just threw my hands up in disgust and walked away from the keyboard.  I'll TRY to get through all of it this year.

I may very well post something this weekend. an idea or two is percolatin in the back o' my mind. if they gel you'll guys will get a new post to tide you over til next weeks, annual "I'm talking out of both sides of my ass as usual, what's so surprising about that?" speech.

That is all folks.

Remember TANSTAAFL and......

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another in the "we don't want your guns" file

Now I heard about this...watched  a short clip of it someone posted and was going to cogitate about the rank stupidity, here.  Alas there's a bit going on in my life at the moment...and I really don't want to wade through this much WILLFUL STUPIDITY as far as this entire video goes. Nope can't do it. I might put my head through a wall in frustration and then I'd have to repair the wall.

At any rate my buddy Miguel over at Gun Free Zone did manage to wade through 6 minutes of stupid. here's the link of his post on it.

Remember..TANSTAAFL and,....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Credit card and debt

Short rant...brought up by the adversities of a few friends.  If you don't have any of either...good for you. If you've got a lot of credit cards, pay them the fuck off and get rid of them. NOW. Keep one...maybe two for an emergency...but ONLY for emergencies. put the occasional small 10-50buck charge on it and pay it off in full to keep the cards active but other than that do not use them.  In case you haven't figured  it out's a con game. See what they tell you when you're really racking up charges is to just make the minimum payments or a little more. You're over joyed at this so of course you've got noooo problem only making minimum payments. Uh folks? The interest will fuck you up boys and girls.  You'll pay multiples upon multiples to the credit card company for something which...had you just socked away a little here and could have had free and clear by paying cash.   Oh and if your good about making the payments hey! they'll just raise your credit limit for being such a good customer. :/

Eventually you'll hit the point where you can't pay it back or it's tougher to make the monthly payments and hey as far as their concerned......they own your ass. don't pay em? Well they sell the debt to another business called a Debt Collection Agency. the debt from the credit companies for cents on the dollar and THEN go after your ass for as much of the full amount as they can. Eventually if you don't pay them they send..lawyers. You know? Lawyers?  The Scum sucking vampires who make vultures, maggots and any other member of the animal/insect world that gives you the screaming heebie jeebies,  look good sweet and innocent?

Then they sue you in civil court. And take whatever they can. Avoid this fate boys and girls.   Don't get caught up in the con game. Play the game the smart way. One or two cards for emergencies ONLY  except for the odd 10-50 dollar purchase here and there that you pay off in full to keep the cards active.

This public service announcement brought to you by a HIGHLY pissed off curly wolf.

Remember...TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled insanity and inanity.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"We don't want your guns. Keep em"

Oh. REALLLLLY?   Then what is THIS little bit of shenanigans about?

House Bill 231 in the Mississippi state congress...

Every mercha
nt, dealer or pawnbroker that sells
pistol or rifle cartridges, shall keep a record of all sales of
such cartridges sold, showing the description of the kind and
caliber of cartridges so sold, the name, address and driver's
license or social security numbe
r of the purchaser, and the
description of and the quantity of cartridges and date of sale.
This record shall be open to public inspection at any time to
persons desiring to see it. Any dealer who violates this section
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and
, upon conviction, shall be
fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than
One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00)

Oh and the REAL teeth in this particular prelude to a gun grab...

Section 97
13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is
amended as follows
H. B. No. 231
ST: Ammunition; require record
keeping of
13. It shall not be lawful for any person
to sell,
give or lend to any minor under eighteen (18) years of age or
person intoxicated, knowing him to be a minor under eighteen (18)
years of age or in a state of intoxication, any deadly weapon,
or other weapon the carrying of which concea
led is
prohibited, or pistol cartridge; and, on conviction thereof, he
shall be punished by a fine not more than One Thousand Dollars
($1,000.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year.

So....Not only does this twit want to register all ammo sales.

She is in effect making it illegal to lend [or as a by product I'll bet you even money] even your own children ammunition, guns or "any other deadly weapon"?

Nope they don't want our guns...just the measly price of our souls, our honor, our bodies and those of our descendants.

One wonders how Rep Omeria Scott would feel if someone were to suggest registering with your DL, SS, melatonin content, age etc and available for public perusal...the welfare rolls.  Nooo... not social security, because while I believe social security is a pyramid scheme at best and governmental theft of private monies at threat of violence at ain't welfare. When I say welfare I mean welfare!  Note there is fraud in the SS system and that does need to be cleaned up as well.  Frankly the whole system needs to be redone but anytime a republican leader suggests this the screams from teh left about wanting to leave granny and gramps destitute, starving and dead, are deafening.  But that's a whole 'nother post right there. Not what we're talking about today.

Food stamps etc.* 

Oh my the screams of outrage would ring from the high ceilings of the State congressional chamber. 

Or how about registering people of just one component of the population because of their melatonin content, by age, melatonin content, address etc etc for public knowledge. Ahhh...wait...we already do that, it's called a CENSUS. Although that isn't a detailed breakdown by name, age address, etc of everyone that's publically available it still exists.  Think about it.

This woman like many a boil on the ass of humanity.  An affront, an insult, a slur upon the office she holds. Frankly the voters who put her in office should be heartily ashamed of her and vocally offering to rip her up onside and down the other and recall her for replacement for just such unconstitutional rank stupidity.

Edit 430pm. did a little more digging around. She with the connivance of 3 other "sponsors" on the bill proposed this exact same law...word for word, in LAST YEARS state legislative session. Guess she figures if she keeps hammering eventually her fellow state legislators will vote the law in, just to shut her up. Problem with that theory is if you give into on this...what even MORE grotesquely stupid and treasonously unconstitutional law will she and her ilk propose.   Gun grabbing morons like Scott say gun owners need to compromise. Well as much as I hate to repeat myself...WE HAVE BEEN COMPROMISING YOU IGNORANT ASSHOLES! SINCE 1934!   Give these people an inch and they'll take a mile and ask for 3miles.

Do I hear those calls for a recall? Doubt it's from any on the left.

Remember TANSTAAFL and....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity

* Note I'll bet money I don't even have that any liberal running across this gleefully point out that Whites make up about 46% of the welfare rolls.

Me? I'll simply point out a few ugly facts.  Sure whites may make up that much of the welfare rolls but whites still make up more than half the US population.   I'd also GLEEFULLY point out,okay fine...gleefully and no small hint of derision and spite,  that blacks only make up only 13-14% of the population and yet soak up 49% of the welfare benefits.  Ooooops.   So if you figure only half the black population is on welfare, that means only 6% of the population consume 49% of the welfare bennies.  Now I am not entirely sure what percentage of the black population exactly is on welfare. that might be something to research later if the info can be found.. Still a staggering fucking number to think about though, no?