By 2012, nearly $1 trillion from the top 30 percent of American families will be redistributed among the bottom 70 percent if Obama’s proposals on taxes, health care, and climate change become law, according to the Tax Foundation. “Even if none of Obama’s policies becomes law, the extent of income redistribution is remarkable,” Scott Hodge, president of the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, said. “The top-earning 40 percent of families will transfer $826 billion to the bottom 60 percent in 2012.” Under the Obama plan, 70 percent of American families as a group — those earning less than $109,460 — will receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes, Hodge said. “The majority of people below the 70 percent mark will get more back than they pay in taxes,” Hodge told CNSNews.com. [The future with Obama at the helm becomes clearer with each passing day…ed]
ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — is stinking up Washington. And this is far more significant than if a suspiciously large number of operatives for a purely “private” outfit had been found systematically bending and breaking the law, because ACORN receives and spends taxpayer money — lots of it — and had carried the imprimatur of official partnerships with the IRS, the Census Bureau … the kind of “cred” that in the political world comes only from “who you know.” Yes, ACORN has friends in high places — friends who are still stonewalling attempts to trace where all that tax money went … perhaps because they know who still has cookie crumbs all over their hands. [Dingy Harry is in a desperate situation with reelection time right around the corner and he needs the assistance of this criminal enterprise to try and hold onto his power. Gee I wonder if that is why this useless jackass is standing in the way of a long overdue investigation of these ACORN crooks?…ed]
The U.S. State Department said it is rethinking a decision to give $2.5 million in aid to Libya, including to foundations run by the Libyan leader’s sons, after lawmakers on Thursday asked it to cancel the plan. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, two U.S. lawmakers said they were unwilling to give the aid because of the warm reception Tripoli recently gave a Libyan official convicted of involvement in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. They also accused Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi of showing “flagrant disrespect” for the 270 victims of the bombing during his visit to New York this week to attend the U.N. General Assembly. [This Gaddafi clown admitted responsibility in the deaths of some 180 Americans in the Lockerbie Scotland PanAm airliner bombing and Obama was considering giving him $2.5 million dollars? WTF???…ed]
After struggling to turn Khadafy’s insane ramblings at the UN into English for 75 minutes, the Libyan dictator’s personal interpreter got lost in translation. “I just can’t take it any more,” Khadafy’s interpreter shouted into the live microphone – in Arabic. At that point, the U.N.’s Arabic section chief, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, took over and translated the final 20 minutes of the speech. “His interpreter just collapsed – this is the first time I have seen this in 25 years,” another U.N. Arabic interpreter told The Post. Breaking with protocol, Khadafy brought his own interpreters from Tripoli for Wednesday’s speech rather than use one of the 25 Arabic translators supplied by the United Nations, staff interpreters said. [This twisted nutjob constantly refers to Øbama as “a son of Africa” and claims he knows he was born in Kenya. Just sayin’…ed]
What do New York Gov. David Paterson and former Illinois State Assemblywoman Alice Palmer have in common? Aside from both being Democrats and African-American, both hold the distinction of being elbowed out of running for office by one Barack Obama. What do President Obama and David Paterson have in common? Both were forcefully urged to drop their bid for office to make way for another candidate.
Interestingly and hypocritically, Obama has been on both sides of this particular sword. Obama refused to drop out of a State Assembly race and Paterson — at least so far — is balking at the president’s insistence he drop his bid for election for governor of New York next year. [Welcome, David Paterson, to the greasy underside of the infamous Øbama bus…ed]
He is a notorious ladies’ man and has spent the summer battling a series of sex scandals. So when Silvio Berlusconi turned on the charm in the presence of Michelle Obama, it’s no surprise the US president was instantly on his guard. Attending a dinner for the wives of world leaders alone, the Italian prime minister looked thrilled as America’s First Lady entered the room. He threw his hands up in a delighted gesture, pulled a rather alarming expression and for several seconds, appeared to be contemplating taking Mrs Obama in a passionate embrace. But a handshake – and a filthy look from Obama – were all he got. [Ack! Can’t imagine ol Berly wantin’ to tap that even on a bad day…ed]
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Multiculturalism: California’s educrats have put out new rules for teaching Islamic studies to seventh-graders in public schools, and they are as biased as ever. They’ll also likely spread eastward. The lesson guidelines adopted by the bellwether state whitewash the violence and oppression of women codified in Islamic law, or Shariah. And they’re loaded with revisionist history about the faith. For example, the suggested framework glorifies Shariah as a liberal reform movement that “rejected” the mistreatment of women that existed in Arabia before Muhammad and his successors conquered the region, according to Accuracy in Academia. The guidelines claim that Islamic law established for the first time that men and women were entitled to equal “respect.” Not so, says Islamic scholar and author Nonie Darwish, who grew up Muslim in Egypt. “I am shocked that that is what they teach,” she said. “Women had more rights in Arabia before Shariah.” [More absolute insanity from the land of Pelosi, Feinstein and Waxman…ed]
VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez said he no longer detected devil’s “sulfur” in the United States, but the smell of “hope”. The Latin American strongman famously called then-president George W Bush the “devil” during the annual meeting of the United Nations in 2006 and said that Mr Bush left the UN podium stinking of sulfur. But in his speech this year, Mr Chavez went out of his way to embrace President Barack Obama, even urging him to follow Venezuelan-style socialism. “Yesterday he spoke here and it no longer smells of sulfur. It smells of something better: hope,” Mr Chavez said. “Obama, come and join the socialists,” Mr Chavez quipped in the address to the UN General Assembly. “We invite you to join the axis of evil.” [Another way to judge Øbama is to look at those who admire him…ed]
You can’t read the bill because they refuse to put it in writing. And you’d better not oppose it because the government will try to muzzle you. President Obama has consistently refused to put his details into legislative language, and now the U.S. Senate is doing the same thing. Rather than respecting public demands for transparency, they’re figuratively spitting in the public’s face. The “Baucus bill” is being rushed through the Senate based on an outline provided by Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT). The 564 amendments being considered are no better. [2010 can’t get here quick enough. We just need the minority to hang tough until the next election cycle…ed]
News aggregator DrudgeReport.com is currently linking to a YouTube video (left) of a government schoolteacher instructing young students to praise Obama in song. While this is shocking, there is an even bigger story here. Consider this: the video’s “views” counter listed only 363 views as of 1:04 p.m. EST on Sept. 24. But at the same time it had 2,279 comments. What’s wrong with this picture? Obviously, those figures should in the least be reversed. After all, since the number of comments on high-traffic YouTube videos generally represents only one-half of one percent to three percent of the total views, we can estimate that the Obama worship video had in excess of 200,000 hits at the time. But what accounts for this? Is it a technical glitch? I doubt it. But why would YouTube cook the statistical books? [I’m sure youtube has looked at every angle they could to try and pull this video down but alas it hit the mainstream in a flash and has spread like wildfire. If you haven’t already snagged this thing do so quickly before it magically disappears…ed]
A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000. The award this week to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster. Tesla, like Fisker, is a California startup focusing on high-end hybrids, with a number of celebrity endorsements that is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns. [Imagine the left wing howlers if a company Dick Cheney owned a piece of received over a half a billion dollars from a Republican administration for some hairbrained project like this…ed]
A lawyer with a history of representing Islamic terrorists, including men connected to the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, is one of the chief organizers of a large Muslim prayer service intended as a show of American patriotism Friday at the Capitol. Hassen Abdellah is president of Dar-ul-Islam, the mosque in Elizabeth, N.J., that is organizing the event. He said the mosque began organizing the gathering, called “Jummah Prayer on Capitol Hill: A Day of Islamic Unity,” several months ago to convey to Muslims around the world the freedoms enjoyed by their American confreres. [I would like to convey to Muslims all round the world to just stay where they are since we’re all full up of America hating natives as it is…ed]
Democratic political committees have seen a decline in their fundraising fortunes this year, a result of complacency among their rank-and-file donors and a de facto boycott by many of their wealthiest givers, who have been put off by the party’s harsh rhetoric about big business. The trend is a marked reversal from recent history, in which Democrats have erased the GOP’s long-standing fundraising advantage. In the first six months of 2009, Democratic campaign committees’ receipts have dropped compared with the same period two years earlier. The vast majority of those declines were accounted for by the absence of large donors who, strategists say, have shut their checkbooks in part because Democrats have heightened their attacks on the conduct of major financial firms and set their sights on rewriting the laws that regulate their behavior. [Sucks for the Democrats. Obviously these morons weren’t listening when so many were trying to warn them what would happen if they supported this marxist Øbama for president…ed]
On a conference call today, Vice President Biden told 30 of the nation’s governors that if the Recovery Act fails, he’s “dead.” Biden was providing an update to the governors (and if they couldn’t make it, their Lt. Governor or senior staffer) on the Recovery Act and make sure they were prepared to submit reports next month detailing how stimulus money was spent and how many jobs were created by the funding. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) told the Vice President he couldn’t express how much he and his fellow governors appreciate Biden’s interest. “Pure self-interest, Jay. If it fails, I’m dead,” Biden quipped. [What’s this “if” bullshit? It’s already a miserable failure. As far as being “dead” I’m left wondering if Biden meant literally, figuratively or politically…ed]
Germ-spreading schoolchildren are expected to be the focus of a massive U.S. vaccination campaign against the novel H1N1 flu. But if their parents are hearing the rallying cry to have their kids vaccinated, they’re not buying it, says a new national survey. In a poll of 1,678 U.S. parents conducted by the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, 40% said they would get their children immunized against the H1N1 virus — even as 54% indicated they would get their kids vaccinated against regular seasonal flu. Among those who said they do not intend to have their kids vaccinated against H1N1, almost half — 46% — indicated they’re not worried about their children becoming ill with the pandemic virus. Twenty percent said they do not believe the H1N1 flu is a serious disease. [Obviously these irresponsible parents have no clue on how to take care of their own children and are just confused about the vaccination because of all the shrill right wing rhetoric concerning the healthcare debate. sarcasm/off…ed]
A proposed amendment that would have given Congress more oversight over the White House cybersecurity czar and at least 17 other czars appointed by President Obama was shut down in the U.S. Senate today. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), sought to restrict federal funds for the expenses of White House-appointed czars unless two conditions are met. One of them was to require the president to agree that every czar would respond to “reasonable requests” to testify before Congress on matters related to the office. The other required White House-appointed czars to issue a report to Congress twice a year. The proposed amendment was in an Interior Department environmental appropriations bill on the Senate floor. [Unvetted, unaccountable and unconfirmed radical leftists have invaded the Øbama administration effectively nullifying Senate confirmed Cabinet members leaving these people as nothing more than mere figureheads and the Democrats in Congress think this is just fine by them. Payback is gonna be a real bitch someday soon…ed]
A 29-year-old Illinois man has been arrested on charges of planning to detonate a truck bomb to blow up a federal building in Springfield, authorities said. Michael C. Finton, who also goes by Talib Islam and aspired to be a “jihadist fighter,” drove a truck he believed carried nearly a ton of explosives Wednesday to the Paul Findley Federal Building and Courthouse in Springfield, the state capital, federal authorities said. Finton, of Decatur, Ill., then got into a waiting car with an undercover FBI agent and, when the car got a few blocks away from the building, used a cell phone to try to set off explosives, authorities said. The truck contained inactive explosives and Finton was arrested immediately after allegedly trying to detonate them. [Most news reports concerning this incident conveniently leave out the fact this guy is a Muslim convert…ed]
While left-handed people have been catered to by a number of manufacturers, producing everything from left-handed video cameras, wallets, scissors and pencil sharpeners, this is the first time the underwear needs of southpaws have been considered. Hom, the company behind the pants, claim the underwear will “save left handed men up to three, often vital, seconds when visiting the loo”, potentially helping a raft of left-handed men, from American presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to Uri Geller and Paul McCartney. [Anything to save a few seconds when visiting the loo works for me…ed]
Quote of the day.
They said this one blonde was especially suggestive and kept rubbing up against the president. Finally, Michelle said, ‘Look, Chris Matthews, get away from my husband.’