Dems warn nation that unintended consequence of failed trillion dollar omnibus bill was line that would have prevent Helen Thomas from purchasing or using mistletoe.
After abrupt handover of press conferences to Bill and later Hillary Clinton, media calls Obama "comeback kid" upon hearing the former first couple shouting it.
Liberals support Reid in insistence Congress work through the holidays to hammer out liberal agenda since Christmas isn't when Obama was born anyway.Add a comment
In the spring of 2009, a Republican strategist settled on a brilliant and powerful attack line for President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to overhaul America's health insurance system. Frank Luntz, a consultant famous for his phraseology, urged GOP leaders to call it a "government takeover."
"Takeovers are like coups," Luntz wrote in a 28-page memo. "They both lead to dictators and a loss of freedom."
The line stuck. By the time the health care bill was headed toward passage in early 2010, Obama and congressional Democrats had sanded down their program, dropping the "public option" concept that was derided as too much government intrusion. The law passed in March, with new regulations, but no government-run plan....
By selecting "government takeover' as Lie of the Year, PolitiFact is not making a judgment on whether the health care law is good policy.
The phrase is simply not true.
Read the rest at PolitiFact.
Lie of the year? If there was a kid who failed kindergarten, and the school insisted that he be passed on to the next grade over the teachers protests that he never learned the basics, and therefore will be on the path to being illiterate as an adult, would that school say the teacher is telling the "lie of the year" because the child is not yet the grown-up idiot his teacher promises he'll be?
How do I know this isn't the lie of the year?
Well, I can start with Bawney up there...
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
...and I can end with the fact that mankind wasn't born yesterday.Add a comment
Just 23% of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, December 12. Down three points from last week, it's the most pessimistic finding since January 2009.
Read the rest at Rassmussen Reports
I don't mean to be getting crazy with technical terms here, but who are these "looney tunes" who...
Are waiting with bated breath for directives from the government on what to eat so the good stuff can be reserved for them...
Want to be forced to use lightbulbs that look like they were designed by artists inspired by Helen Thomas...
Don't feel the only appropriate place to erect a statue memorializing Pelosi as the first female Speaker would be next to a pidgeon farm...
Think the government could eventually save money by mandating you cough when they grab your testicles by merging ObamaCare with the TSA...
Believe the economy is just ROCKIN' relative to not having one at all...
Are only frustrated when they wake up in the morning and they find the economy is barely treading water because the people aren't being taxed enough?
I can't believe this report doesn't start with "An astounding 23% of likely U.S. voters now say the country is heading in the right direction..." If this poll came out AFTER Harry Reid took back that monstrous omnibus bill I could begin to try understanding why this number is so high.
By the way where did the extra 10 points come from?
I think I got my answer on the 23% here.Add a comment
Bracing for Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal a new group, Gays for Armed-forces Remaining Straight Exclusive (Gays for ARSE), ask heterosexuals for advice on "legitimate" ways to say no to military recruiters.
Environmental groups announce new initiative to save trees by banning college diplomas after Washington DC area is found to contain the nation's most "educated."
Revelation from detained terrorists that Al Qaeda is planning attacks on Christmas triggers demand by the ACLU that the terrorist organization not steal their thunder.Add a comment
I try on most days to write "headlines" with a humorous or satirical twist that reflect what is going on that day. Here is a round-up of what are my personal favorite/best 30-ish headlines(in chronological order) that give a view of how 2010 went.
I know there is still some time in the year, so I may add to the list as we approach the end of the year.
Attorney For Underwear Bomber's Advises Against "Not Bomb Just Happy To See Allah's Virgins" Defense - January 11
Elizabeth Edwards Successfully Removes Tumor Without Surgery According To Her Divorce Lawyer - January 21
Critics Hail Obama's First State Of The Union As The Feel Good Comedy Event Of The 2010 Campaign Season - January 28
After Pick Of Colts To Win Super Bowl, Obama Laments That If Feces Were Like Gold He'd Be King Midas - February 8
Biden Hypes Obama Version Of Health Care Bill As So Simple Even A Child Will Be Able To Explain It To Him - March 2
When Asked Why It No Longer Covers The Iraq War The Mainstream Media Says Its All Bush's Fault - March 4
Passage Of ObamaCare Decides Wager Between Barney Frank And Obama On Who Can Blow The Democrat Majority Faster - March 22
Barney Frank Declares Love Of Dictators Until Aide Informs Him They’re Not Penis-Shaped French Fries - March 25
NYT Poll Finds 9 In 10 Tea Partiers Unhappy With Obama, 1 In 10 Want The Times To Stop Lying About Them - April 14
Obama Orders Biden To Stop Calling Environmentalists A Bunch Of Crazy "Earthers" - April 23
Obama Rescinds Giddy Approval To Pursue A Tax On Iran After Realizing His Generals Said "Attacks" - April 27
Following Times Square Bombing Attempt Napolitano Issues Statement Assuring "The Department Of DSH Is Not Incompetent" - May 3
News Media Befuddled By Poll Showing Conservatives Don't Hate The Oil-Flooded Gulf Coast Now That It Is Black - May 6
Obama Orders Halt To Cleaning Of Gulf Oil Slick, Declares Waters Protected For Liberal Baptisms - May 12
U.S Sailors Face Court Martial After Getting Drunk And Spending Taxpayer Money Like Sober Greeks - May 17
Biden Accused Pandering To Calderon After Referring To Global Warming As "El Mundo Muy Spicy" - May 21
Gores End 40 Year Marriage When Tipper Finds Out "El Nino" Is Al's Love Child With Mother Nature - June 1
Hillary Clinton issues statement announcing that for Halloween this year she is going to be "vindicated." - October 29
Poll finds 65% of voters would replace entire congress, 35% think they just need more bananas. - October 28
Florida voters punish family of Alan Grayson by sending him home. - November 3
Considering a run for minority leader Pelosi said to be angling for Speaker of the Louse - November 4
Having missed both Memorial Day and now Veterans Day military renames AWOL to stand for "Always With Obama Leaving" - November 11
House fails to strip NPR's funding to the relief of its staff and listener. - November 18
Pelosi announces she will now fly commercial to the dismay of TSA screeners and broom makers alike. - November 23
North Korea blasts American media for Palin's "allies" gaffe, points out they've been under the same impression since Democrats took power. - November 26
WikiLeaks data dump helps make smooth transition from Obama being Thanksgiving's biggest turkey to Christmas's most cooked goose. - November 29
As unemployment rose to 9.8% GOP interrupts Dem high-fives to remind them the goal isn't to hit a "perfect 10." - December 3
Anger at Obama over tax cuts has Democrats feeling more sold out than their Civil War slave trade. - December 7
Julian Assange channels Bill Clinton with rape accusers, confessing to having sex, but he never impaled. - December 7
Shock poll finds majority favor repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell thinking it's the official TSA policy for screening Muslims - December 8
Prospect of Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal going down in senate delights the "Gays For Reinstating The Draft" PAC - December 9
Revelation From Detained Terrorists That Al Qaeda Is Planning Attacks On Christmas Triggers Demand By The ACLU That The Terrorist Organization Not Steal Their Thunder. - December 16
Liberals Support Reid In Insistence Congress Work Through The Holidays To Hammer Out Liberal Agenda Since Christmas Isn't When Obama Was Born Anyway. - December 17
Michelle Obama Rejects Warning Of START Treaty Critics That It's Passage Is Greater Threat To National Security Than Missiles Carrying Warheads Made Of Ding Dongs. - December 20Add a comment
As we all know...the Dems are feasting one last time on your money before they get shoved out of power in the house. Here's an exclusive look into the last supper courtesy of I Hope Barack Fails.
Check out the details of what's in this delectable spread here.Add a comment
Biden criticized for hailing stuxnet virus said to delay Iran's nuclear program by 2 years a victory for Obama because "it's now be someone else's problem."
Shock poll finding 13% approval of Congress accused of being skewed in favor of legislators by only polling members of their families.
Mark Zuckerberg named Time's Person of the Year over Julian Assange after WikiLeaks reject idea of broadcasting leaked cables with a "like" button.Add a comment
This is actually worse than Liam Neeson's ridiculous take on his role in the Chronicles of Narnia.
I'm not going to get into what a buffoon Matthews is, I'll let Neil Cavuto do it for me.
I've been writing/blogging and engaged in political activities off and on for about 7 years now. Part of the job is to know and understand what the other side thinks. I've had a gut feeling about the left, which has grown ever stronger since starting The Looking Spoon, that their thinking is so much more than a different point of view about the world. It is, at least to me, actually characteristically unintellectual at its core in the nicest sense, and flat out dishonest in its worst sense.
This problem is compounded by the fact that for decades the left has asserted itself as the smartest people in the room, and those who constantly trumpet their own "virtue" are found, by some sort of cosmic law, to almost always be farthest from the truth on the matter.
Either Richard Wolffe is a liar who is trying to make Sarah Palin look stupid by boiling C.S. Lewis down to a mere author of childrens' books, or his profound ignorance of Lewis's work is something that makes him supremely qualified to be a commentator on MSNBC.
Whichever it may be, what he said was especially offensive to me because "Mere Christianity" was gifted to me 5 years ago, as an ADULT, and reading it saved my Life.
I'm sorry if it's not as intellectually stimulating as chanting "yes we can" for his own messiah, but Lewis's writings have brought more people to God, and has done so more effectively, than Obama could've ever brought any voter in 2008 to actually know him.
This of course assumes Obama WANTED voters to know him in the first place. Blind people are more informed about color than a Democrat with a ballot can ever be about voting.
To hear a fool like Wolffe deride Lewis's brilliance as something to be reserved for kids only is beyond ridiculous, and all it does is further cement in my mind that "progressive thinkers" are allergic to anything that resembles real intelligent thought.Add a comment
In justification for posting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's bail Michael Moore explains while stuck on the inside it would be too difficult to "get at that deliciously skinny ass" .
Michael Moore denies accusations of being gay, says he is merely drawn to the name Assange "like a moth to a flame."
"Centrist" organization "No Labels" calls for an end to "hyper-partisan" politics wins endorsement from Democrats, RINO's, China, Cuba, North Korea, and people born yesterday.Add a comment
The group "No Labels" kicked off its first conference Monday at New York's Columbia University with just one label largely absent: "Republican."
The non-partisan initiative with the slogan, "Not Left. Not Right. Forward", is seeking to fill what the American people regularly tell pollsters is the vital center: a non-ideological space where the commitment is to getting things done. And its speakers—who ranged from Republican moderates like ex-Virginia Rep. Tom Davis to liberal Democrats like New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand—sang the praises of cooperation and compromise.
But the only Republicans present at Columbia University's modern, square Alfred Lerner Hall seemed to be those who had recently lost primary races, such as South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis and Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, or former Republicans like Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. No other senior elected Republican officials were in attendance, though a range of Democrats were present, some of them seeming a bit mystified by the bipartisan cast of the event, like the reliably liberal Gillibrand, and others whose clashes with unions - like Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Newark Mayor Cory Booker - have put some distance between them and their parties.
"No Labels" was initially viewed with skepticism by the two parties as a stalking horse for the third-party presidential dreams of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spoke Monday.
But Bloomberg, who stepped onto the national stage last week with a major economic speech, then abruptly said that "no way, no how" would he run for president, appeared in a dour mood.
But Bloomberg, who stepped onto the national stage last week with a major economic speech, then abruptly said that "no way, no how" would he run for president, appeared in a dour mood.
How about they apply for a stimulus grant to build a time machine so they can go back to in time to....say...1859? I'm sure the leaders of that day would be more than happy to set aside their arguments about slavery for a while to give No Labels guidance on how to be less "hyper-partisan."
No labels? The founding fathers built this towering structure of glory that is the United States of America, and THEY couldn't avoid labels. This group of half-wits, who wouldn't have been fit to shine their shoes, thinks they've got it all figured out?
I know it sounds like I'm kidding myself, trust me...I'm not. It is painfully obvious this is just the latest pathetic attempt to rebrand left-wing politics.
They've run away from "liberal." They're apparently now running away from "progressive" too. These guys run away so much they could take Africans in a marathon.
These people are going to have as much success as the as the Coffee Party that never was. Nobody is going to visit this zoo of idiocy.
I know I know, "zoo" implies they're like a bunch of animals...
By the way they plagiarized the design...way to go morons. They should change their branding to a bunch of pictures of Biden...that would be fool proof. Aside from the obvious karmic retribution he wouldn't even get mad they're using his image because he'll be too busy trying to figure out why he gets déjà vu looking at it.Add a comment
In a phone call to PETA a sobbing Biden is informed the Senate passage tax cut compromise isn't literally filled with "slaughtered innocent piggies."
Following lower court ruling on ObamaCare's unconstitutionality the liberal wing of SCOTUS asks with smirk veiled pouted lips, "what's next? The second amendment?"
Confusion stirring speech by Obama hailing the lower court strike down of ObamaCare revealed to be prank by teleprompters resentful they're not going to Hawaii this year.
While viewing data showing spiking support for ObamaCare the aides request that an ecstatic Obama not view the chart while doing a handstand.Add a comment
It’s not just the Constitution that is a “living document,” as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer proved yesterday when discussing the Second Amendment. Breyer argued that James Madison only included the right to bear arms reluctantly, and only because the states wouldn’t sign the Constitution for fear of creating an overmighty central government. That’s why he voted against the majority in theHeller decision that overturned the federal handgun ban in Washington DC:
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court’s decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case “D.C. v. Heller.”
Breyer wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He said historians would side with him in the case because they have concluded that Founding Father James Madison was more worried that the Constitution may not be ratified than he was about granting individuals the right to bear arms.
Madison “was worried about opponents who would think Congress would call up state militias and nationalize them. ‘That can’t happen,’ said Madison,” said Breyer, adding that historians characterize Madison’s priority as, “I’ve got to get this document ratified.”
Therefore, Madison included the Second Amendment to appease the states, Breyer said.
“If you’re interested in history, and in this one history was important, then I think you do have to pay attention to the story,” Breyer said. “If that was his motive historically, the dissenters were right. And I think more of the historians were with us.”
Read the rest at Hot Air
Have you ever started a job where on day one you march into your boss's office and demand twice as much pay as the offer letter you signed stipulates? You're boss would be more befuddled than Biden after a conversation about long division. You inform your new boss that your ONLY CONCERN was to GET THE JOB so you agreed to anything that could get you over that goal line, and now it's time to take what you really want.
Take a poll and ask any random person if they would want twice as much pay as they're already getting for their job, you'll get a "yes" faster than a TSA interrorgation that asks Barney Frank if he's packin' heat (no guns involved, the officer is just really cute and he misunderstood the question).
Write down the results of your respondents, (or you can save yourself the time and just write 100% in the "yes" column), time stamp it, and now history is officially on your side.
Under which history of what universe is it true that anything in the constitution, a document Breyer has sworn to uphold, can be ignored due to the perceived motivation for its creation?
No offense to the Palinistas, but if people turned off Dancing with the Stars for even five minutes so they can be briefed on the fact that the "progressives" who sit on the Supreme Court today should be outfitted for masks resembling the pigs from Orwell's Animal Farm Democrats would never again see the White House on the sole basis of nominating justices to the Supreme Court.
This is real constitution shredding going on right in front of our faces, not like the unsubstantiated Air America hyperbole conservatives have to put up with from Breyer's ilk.
If the opinions of historians are so important to Breyer then maybe he should consult the ones who actually rely on history. Or better yet take the damn middle man out of it. Hot Air completely vaporizes Breyer's rationale using a devastatingly revelatory quote from Madison himself, so make sure check out the post (the link is in the above blockquote).Add a comment
Casting an unmistakable and perhaps permanent pockmark on the face of the Obama administration, a federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that a major component of the new health care reform law is unconstitutional.
Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled Monday for the state's claim that the requirement for people to purchase health care exceeds the power of Congress under the Constitution's Commerce Clause or under the General Welfare Clause.
"It is not the effect on individuals that is presently at issue -- it is the authority of Congress to compel anyone to purchase health insurance," wrote Hudson, who was appointed to the federal bench in 2002 by President George W. Bush.
"Every application of Commerce Clause power found to be constitutionally sound by the Supreme Court involved some form of action, transaction or deed placed in motion by an individual or legal entity. The constitutional viability of the minimum essential coverage provision in this case turns on whether or not a person's decision to refuse to purchase health care insurance is such an activity," he wrote.
Hudson's eagerly awaited decision invalidates the requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or face a federal fine. Hudson's decision is the first striking down part of the controversial legislation.
The Obama administration is likely to appeal Monday's ruling to the Richmond-based Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. It is widely expected that no matter the outcome before that court, the case will ultimately go before the Supreme Court, as even Hudson acknowledged.
Constitution: I told you so dude
: Shut up, nobody asked you.
Constitution: Exactly! Thats your problem dude. You swore to uphold me, and the only direction you hold me is down dude!
: Stop calling me dude, I am the President of the United States.
Constitution: You look like just a dude to me.
: I hope Bush got this much disrespect.
Constitution: He didn't dude...W is my homeboy.
: What the "H-E-double hockey sticks-O where's my virgins"?!? He was the poster boy of not "upholding" the constitution.
Constitution: That's pretty true dude...he was definitely more of a cuddler.
I know this is by no means over, but today is a good day.Add a comment
No wonder they can't get tough on national security. This guy was the Dems '04 runner-up for president!!! He seriously could've been his own first lady...
Say what you might about Obama, but at least...
......um...that was definitely taken out of context, so as I was saying...
...well, at least he.....
....girlie?Add a comment