Sunday, May 30, 2010

Barack Obama - The "Rube Goldberg Machine" - Why Obama's Oil Drilling Position Is Different From "Drill Baby Drill" In the Mind Of His Defenders

Rube Goldberg Machine - a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.

President Barack Obama - the "most intelligent" President that we have ever had.
This is the view point of the "Obama Manhood Protector Posse".
They have a vested interest in making sure that Obama's Intelligence is used as a cover for his actions.

As I observe the man, his administration and, most importantly the operatives who intend to keep up the message I note that Obama makes use a series of rapid hand movements which are intended to give the appearance of custom processing of all of the information elements that are related to an issue at hand.

We are expected to believe that the decisions that he renders are delivered only after the most careful scrutiny and consideration of all possible angles have been consumed in the process.

I conclude that President Obama, despite his talents also has two main weaknesses, both of which are related to the rapid hand movements of his "Rube Goldberg Machine".

  1. He uses the veil of a process to cover the fact that he had his mind made up prior to the process being conducted.  This was the case with regards to "Senator Barack Obama's" evaluation of Supreme Court candidate John Roberts.  Even after satisfying the majority of Senator Obama's checklist items it was that "last 5% of cases" that required empathy that disqualified Roberts from being worthy in the eyes of Barack Obama.  Now, to be clear Elena Kagan who President Obama has put forth as a candidate to the Supreme Court likely has 40% empathy that is favorable to Obama's view of the law in order to make up for her light resume that is relevant to the court.  Of course since the news media is buying the need for a "non-judge" upon the court - they are largely going along with the flow.
  2. Most relevant to our discussion is the consideration of the distinction between President Obama's position on "Off Shore Oil Drilling" as compared with the people who argued "Drill Baby Drill", most notably Sarah Palin.  As I read certain Obama supporter's rationale - Sarah Pailin was going to open up all areas of the Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific coast and around Alaska for drilling.  President Obama, after putting all of the options through the Rube Goldberg Machine and thus applying his intelligence came out with a far more restrictive set of areas.  
Again in both points Obama alone cannot maintain the imagery.  He is but the "man behind the curtain".  There is an entire cast of characters that are needed to allow President Obama to maintain his aura.

I only wonder how much of their own character and permanent interests they will put aside in order to keep it all up.

Huffington Post Plays Up Obama's Pickup Basketball Game In Chicago During Oil Spill Crisis

Note - I have a ban on syndicating Huffington Post content unless The Huffington Post is the subject of my commentary or the sole source of the information.

Obama Hits The Basketball Court On Weekend Trip To Chicago

In as much as their job is to defend Obama and redirect attacks that are waged upon him The Huffington Post is knowledgeable to the fact that a public figure can be attacked or praised all based upon the motivations of the press agent.   In this case Obama' playing basketball in Chicago is a sign of his connectedness to his original self.

The Huffington Post did not dare point out that this game took place while the oil continued to flow in the Gulf of Mexico, the same body of water that gave us Hurricane Katrina.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Obama Administration Challenges State Laws That Sanctions Employers For Hiring Illegals

Associated Press: Administration seeks employer sanctions review

If you listen to a progressive you will likely hear their support for sanctions against employers that hire illegal aliens. 

This argument effectively shifted the indictment from the individual who illegally entered this nation to find work over to the "consumer of labor", applying the assumption that the were exploiting these workers for low wages.

Now we see that the Obama Administration is taking the legs out from under their base.  They argue that these type of state laws are not congruent with the with federal laws.

Can someone tell me what the Obama administration believes in regards to controlling illegal immigration?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sure Health Care Reform Will Be "Revenue Neutral" - Congress Misses Vote To Cut Medicare Reimbursement Rates

Congress Misses Deadline For Fixing Medicare Doc Pay -- Again

Telling  lies about cost savings in order to get a bill passed is one thing.

Actually making the tough decisions to make the promised cost savings come true is an entirely different issue.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Obama Now Supports The Line Item Veto

Obama asks Hill for line-item veto he once opposed

When President George W. Bush called for a kind of line-item veto four years ago, the top Senate Democrat said it was like getting a "bad sore throat," and the No. 2 House Democrat called it "a sham." On Monday, President Obama asked them to reconsider and pass something very similar, for his sake.

With fears of a Greek-style debt collapse roiling a Congress already balking at new spending, the White House on Monday proposed a modified line-item veto that would give the administration another crack at forcing Congress to vote on spending cuts.

But the proposal will have to pass a Congress wary of giving up power over the purse, and would require a reversal by many Democrats who voted against a similar proposal from Mr. Bush.

One who's already reversed himself is Mr. Obama, who as a senator in 2007 voted along with Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., now the vice president, and almost all of the rest of Senate Democrats to filibuster Mr. Bush's proposal.

The White House said Mr. Obama embraced line-item powers by the time he won the White House, and that times are bad enough that Congress may now be ready to follow his lead.

"The fiscal context has changed as it became necessary to combat a severe economic downturn and as ongoing deficits have become a growing concern," Peter R. Orszag, Mr. Obama's budget director, told reporters. "We are hopeful the Congress will enact this legislation because it will help everyone to reduce unnecessary spending."

He said the new presidential powers could encourage Congress to scrutinize spending bills more carefully, because lawmakers wouldn't want to be shamed by having their projects singled out.

Analysts said the enhanced authority wouldn't have a big impact for a government that will spend close to $4 trillion this year, and suggested the timing is more about providing cover for a potential $200 billion spending and tax-cut-extensions bill Congress will try to pass this week.

"Why are they doing this now? They're about to put through an extenders bill that's an enormous embarrassment," said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who was later a top adviser to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign and is now president of the American Action Forum.

He said he doubted that Mr. Obama's proposal would be approved and that early indications from Congress weren't promising. "Republicans aren't going to want to hand additional power to Obama just prior to an election, and Democrats don't want to lose their ability to deliver favors," he said.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

If A Tree Falls But The News Media Doesn't Report It Does It Make A Sound? Health Care Costs

Health Care Reforms "High Risk Pool" Expected To Cost 8 Times More Than Promised In The Legislation

This is nothing!!
Expect to see similar stores trickling out over the next 4 to 8 years which provide a "true" depiction of the real costs to Obamacare.

Few people in the mainstream media will think to make note of the costs and then go back and question the promises of "Deficit Neutrality", "Less than $1 Trillion", "Plan Reduces The Federal Debt In The Out Years".

The federal government's $5 billion plan for creating state-based high-risk insurance pools for uninsured patients could cost five times that amount, according to one healthcare analyst's calculations.
If it currently costs $2 billion annually to cover 200,000 individuals under similar plans already operating in 34 states, there's no way that $5 billion will be enough to cover the 2 million additional people required under healthcare reform between now and 2014, Thomas Tobin, healthcare analyst at Connecticut-based research firm Hedgeye, writes in the Forbes healthcare blog The Science Business.
"The real cost will be more like $40 billion," he writes. Similarly, the CMS chief actuary recently estimated that the $5 billion set aside for high-risk pools could be exhausted as early as 2011.
The high-risk pools are to be established by January 2014 and provide coverage for uninsured individuals with pre-existing conditions and are required to cover 65 percent of a patient's healthcare costs.
"The $5 billion allocation attached to the high risk-pool initiative appears to represent a number dictated more by political feasibility than a fair assessment of true program cost....While the potential for an additional $40 billion in stimulus is a welcome sight for healthcare stocks, the bigger question will be the consequences inflaming the political debate over costs," Tobin writes.
Eighteen states have decided against accepting money to create the temporary high-risk pools on their own, meaning the federal government will step in and create pools in those states. Utah and Rhode Island remain on the fence about implementing the pools, with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert leaning more in toward Tobin's notion that the federally allocated money won't be enough; Utah would receive $40 million should it opt in to the plan.
"I have strong concerns that the program is severely underfunded and will ultimately result in yet another unfunded mandate on our state," Herbert wrote in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday. "Please help me, as governor, assure Utahns that their federal government will be fiscally responsible for the costs associated with the laws it passes."

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Woody Allen - Allow Obama To Become A Dictator For A Few Years To Get The Job Done

Fox News: Woody Allen says President Obama should be grated dictatorial powers (seriously)

Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous.
The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years.
So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way.
In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia, Allen says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”
But wait - there's more!
The director said "it would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."
Of course, Allen has a famously strange relationship with reality. The director took nude photos of his lover Mia Farrow's teen-age adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and then ended up marrying her after separating from Farrow.
Farrow also said he molested their seven-year-old adopted daugther, Dylan. A judge refused to act on the charges, but called his relationship with Soon-Yi "grossly inappropriate."
Perhaps that judge has an opinion on Allen's "dictator" comments?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why Was The Billboard Man In Buffalo Careful To Note That He Was Not Attacking Obama?

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In the world of "change" it is important that you make it clear that you are not attacking the President of the United States lest you be called a Racist Tea Party Militia Member.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Is Barack Obama A Bigot When It Comes To Qualification And Approval Of Judicial Nominees?

Nominee:  John Roberts - Obama said was Qualified - Voted Against

Senator Obama Speech Notifiying His Intent To Vote Against John Roberts

Though I believe that you are qualified for the position it is the "5%" of the cases that come before you that require EMPATHY for the "little guy" that I don't believe that you have, thus despite the fact that you meet all of the previous judgments that I have listed - I am still going to vote against you.

Nominee (Expost facto): Clarence Thomas - Said Was Unqualified
Obama = "Clarence Thomas was not experienced enough for the Supreme Court - I would not have nominated him".

Nominee (Of His Own Choosing) Elena Kagan - Obama Judges As Qualified

You have the floor, President Obama - please justify your appointment of Elena Kagan based on the standards that you have put up for these other two nominees who's only sin is that they are "conservatives".

The trademark of a bigot is that his views are highly predictable based upon the characteristic of a person under scrutiny that he is troubled by. In the case of Barack Obama it seems that he is an ideological bigot.

What A Surprise - Obamacare Inches Past $1 Trillion - Too Late For Him To Veto It Now

Health Care Bill Potentially Costs $115 B More

Don't sweat it people - none of this is a surprise to me.
We haven't even gotten started yet.

What was sold to us as an (approx) $965 billion piece of legislation will easily top $1,500B by the time it is actually implemented.

I posted an audio interview a while back from an official in the Johnson White House.  He made the point that, in so many words, people are sheep.  Say what you need to say to them on the front end to get the thing passed through Congress.  By the time the realities come forth they won't care and can't do anything about it anyway.

The events presently going on in Greece is an example of the only thing that can stop Obamacare and other reckless spending initiatives.

Monday, May 10, 2010

"Dick Riding For Obama"

When a lefty like Aaron McGrudder is forced to call people out it is time that some of you all listen.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Obama Commemorative Plate Sales Down: Michelle Obama Fashion Designer Shutters Business

Obama Commemorative Plate Sales Down:  Michelle Obama Fashion Designer Shutters Business

Thank goodness that "" is keeping the dream alive.  If it weren't for fashions as a diversion there is a great risk that people will start focusing upon policy results of her husband.