Saturday, November 14, 2009

In his own words

Obama Bows To Emperor Of Japan. No Big Deal, Right?

Narcissist in Chief

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bearcats go for 10-0

Tonight the Bearcats host West Virginia in an attempt to move their record to 10-0.

This game scares me because of the Bearcats inability to stop the run and Noel Devine is probably the best back they'll face this year.

None the less, if you're at the game, stop by and get an autograph and a beer.

Since I am a happily married man, I no longer sign female body parts. However, I think my friend Jeff (a good looking UC professor) will be more than able.

Go Bearcats.

Our nomad president

Both reader Becky and I have noticed how much time The One spends outside of that palatial home in DC taxpayer's spend millions maintaining.

Now some people in the media are starting to notice.....

It sounds tailor-made for a GOP ad:

Unemployment hits 9.4 percent. President Obama flies to France.

Joblessness reaches 9.7 percent. Obama jets off to Denmark.

The rate of those out of work soars to 10.2 percent. Obama packs his bags for Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea.

Faced with the worst domestic economy in decades, the president has responded -- by setting a record for foreign travel. An Asian swing that began Thursday will bring his total this year to 20 countries in eight trips, according to CBS News's Mark Knoller, official statistician of the White House press corps.

That easily bests the previous record-holder, George H.W. Bush, who hit 14 countries in his first year. By the time he returns next week, Obama will have spent more than 12 percent of his presidency overseas -- and he still has another trip or two in the works for this year.

Don't forget, the man's got a junket to Norway to pick up that Nobel.

Here's an idea for the Big O, how about spending some time here fixing our economy.

On second thought, stay as long as you'd like.


Sending kids to do an adult's job

I've already dubbed the Obamunists as the Junior Achievement administration.

See in Junior Achievement, youth get a first hand view of how businesses actually work. Given that most of the people populating the White House, they're starting to learn things they could have learned weeks ago by just reading this blog.

Case in point, the pay czar is starting to figure out that if you cut good executives pay, they leave to go to places where they get paid good executive dollars......
The Obama administration's pay czar said Thursday that he is "very concerned" about scaring away top talent at seven firms that took the biggest bailouts.

"The determinations I render I design first and foremost to make sure those companies thrive and that the taxpayers get their money back," said Kenneth Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special master for executive compensation.

Feinberg spoke following reports that American International Group Inc. CEO Robert Benmosche was threatening to leave after chafing under Feinberg's oversight of pay at the firm. Benmosche said Wednesday he was frustrated but planned to stay on.

Feinberg didn't learn about Benmosche's purported threats to leave the company until reading those news reports, he told reporters after his speech.

Hey Feinberg, call me the next time you decide to do something stupid.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

An early Christmas gift

Mrs. Gekko doesn't know it yet but old Gordon got his Christmas present early this year.

A .380 Ruger LCP with a laser grip.

It's the sweetest concealed carry weapon I've seen yet.

Get it for the gun lover in your life.


Today I drove by a car with a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker and it struck me that I almost never see an Obama sticker on any cars.

Is it just me, or did the cash for clunkers take all those of our roadways?

Get used to 10% unemployment

I spent the day at an employment seminar where we went over such great topics as health care and employment law.

After being at this presentation, there's little doubt in my mind as to why the employment numbers have remained week for such a long period of time.

Currently, employers are either in a wait and see mode or they are moving their employment out of the country. Why?

Because employers see the hand writing on the wall and see increased real and residual costs associated with American employees.

These costs are coming from cap and trade, the Ledbetter fair pay act, card check, increased minimum wage laws and an uncertain health insurance future.

Imagine you are a business who could set up a customer service center in Minneapolis or Mumbai India. Given the restriants noted above, why would you open the center in Minneapolis?

Is going to be a tough couple of years for the American working class.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

American Soldier by Toby Keith

Thank you Veterans

There's probably a handful of things I've done/not done in my life that I truly regret. One of those things is my lack of service in the military. Maybe more importantly is my total disrespect for those who did serve.

As I've documented in the past, in my younger days, I was a snot nosed, liberal, punk who, like most liberals, had all the right answers for all the wrong questions.

To me, military service was for those had few other options.

But as I've grown older, I've met people who have served, I see the lessons of honor, integrity, trust, commitment to others, etc. etc. in those people. Lord knows these are lessons our entire country need to learn.

My maturity in life has also allowed me to recognize that we could not possibly enjoy our wonderful lives as Americans without the service of those willing to serve.

To that, all veterans have my gratitude and unwavering support.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Who's pushing out moderates

So the conservatives don't support a GOP candidate more liberal than Obama and media talking point is all about conservatives purging "moderates".

Move On is running these ads against moderate "Blue Dogs", and the talking point is still conservatives purging moderates.

What happened to summer?

Some photos from summers past......

Sure is cold for global warming

So Mr./Ms. Branch Gorevidian how do you explain this?

The average October temperature of 50.8°F was 4.0°F below the 20th Century average and ranked as the 3rd coolest based on preliminary data.

For the nation as a whole, it was the third coolest October on record. The month was marked by an active weather pattern that reinforced unseasonably cold air behind a series of cold fronts. temperatures were below normal in eight of the nation's nine climate regions, and of the nine, five were much below normal. Only the Southeast climate region had near normal temperatures for October.

Statewide temperatures coincided with the regional values as all but six states had below normal temperatures. Oklahoma had its coolest October on record and ten other states had their top five coolest such months.

Florida was the only state to have an above normal temperature average in October. It was the sixth consecutive month that the Florida's temperature was above normal, resulting in the third warmest such period (May-October).

The three-month period (August-October) was the coolest on record for three states: Nebraska,Kansas, and Oklahoma. Five other states had top five cool periods: Missouri (2nd), Iowa (3rd) , Arkansas (5th) , Illinois (5th) and South Dakota (5th) . Every climate division in Kansas (nine) and Nebraska (eight) recorded a record cool such period.

Really, it's OK to take off those purple Nike's now or do you still want to insist it's getting warmer out there.


Dealing with evil

The one issue that eventually swung me to being a conservative was how "progressives" deal with evil.

The fact is..... they don't.

First, "progressives" can't even identify what true evil is. Oh, they'll tell you George Bush was truly evil but what about that guy who walks into an Israeli pizza shop with a back pack full of explosives and they'll say "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter".

So when you can't even admit to a problem, how can you possibly manage it?

And it is for the Ft. Hood shooter douche who was a train wreck waiting to happen but Ms. Liberal over there waved their Obamunist flag telling us "all those email rants where he threatened our military is protected free speech".

Wesley Pruden lays it out much better than I can........
What worries Americans is how political correctness trumps the judgment of so many of our leaders. ABC News reported Monday that U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Maj. Hasan was attempting to contact al Qaeda, for reasons unknown but presumably not about Osama bin Laden's plans for Brotherhood Week. Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, requested a CIA briefing on what was known about Maj. Hasan, and was told no. Mr. Hoekstra on Saturday sent a "document-preservation request" to the directors of the Department of National Intelligence, the FBI, the National Security Agency and the CIA to prevent a rush to the shredders to destroy embarrassing evidence of malfeasance.


The "progressive" goal on health care

So what the hell are "progressives" trying to accomplish with nationalized health care?

Here's the words right from a blue blooded liberal..............

The typical argument for ObamaCare is that it will offer better medical care for everyone and cost less to do it, but occasionally a supporter lets the mask slip and reveals the real political motivation. So let's give credit to John Cassidy, part of the left-wing stable at the New Yorker, who wrote last week on its Web site that "it's important to be clear about what the reform amounts to."

Mr. Cassidy is more honest than the politicians whose dishonesty he supports. "The U.S. government is making a costly and open-ended commitment," he writes. "Let's not pretend that it isn't a big deal, or that it will be self-financing, or that it will work out exactly as planned. It won't. What is really unfolding, I suspect, is the scenario that many conservatives feared. The Obama Administration . . . is creating a new entitlement program, which, once established, will be virtually impossible to rescind."

Why are they doing it? Because, according to Mr. Cassidy, ObamaCare serves the twin goals of "making the United States a more equitable country" and furthering the Democrats' "political calculus." In other words, the purpose is to further redistribute income by putting health care further under government control, and in the process making the middle class more dependent on government. As the party of government, Democrats will benefit over the long run.

This explains why Nancy Pelosi is willing to risk the seats of so many Blue Dog Democrats by forcing such an unpopular bill through Congress on a narrow, partisan vote: You have to break a few eggs to make a permanent welfare state. As Mr. Cassidy concludes, "Putting on my amateur historian's cap, I might even claim that some subterfuge is historically necessary to get great reforms enacted."

What's most humorous is the left characterization of conservatives as simply parroting the rush Limbaugh/Glenn Beck marching orders; yet they have no problems participating in a lie perpetrated by the left's hierarchy and simply parroting that knowing the fallout.

It's almost as if the lefties are saying "we know this is a bad idea that will wreck our economy but at least everyone will have the same level of care; albeit crappy for everyone and we're more than willing to perpetuate the lies to smoke screen this issue to our dumb ass constituencies."

How's that Hope and Change working for you now?

Article here.....

Monday, November 09, 2009

O' Hail the Messiah Lord Obama

Presidential quiz

From the American Thinker......

1. President Bush was famous for lacking "intellectual curiosity," while President Obama has been called "the smartest guy ever to become President." Who reads more books: Bush or Obama?

2. Bush was often considered to be in the grip of Big Oil. In contrast, Obama is a Harvard-educated lawyer. Which industry contributed more than five times as much as the other to politicians: the oil & gas industry, or lawyers/law firms?

Answer the rest here....

Blogger Fail

I have no idea what's going on but Blogger is randomly setting the the fonts on my posts. I have no idea why. I typically like to keep the fonts large so older folks do have to whip out the cheaters.

If anyone else has noticed this problem please let me know just so I can be comforted in knowing that it's not my meth addiction.

In addition, if you know how to correct this, please let me know.

Steyn gets it

From Mark Steyn at NRO...........

For the purposes of argument, let's accept the media's insistence that Major Hasan is a lone crazy.

So who's nuttier?

The guy who gives a lecture to other military doctors in which he says non-Muslims should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats?

Or the guys who say "Hey, let's have this fellow counsel our traumatized veterans and then promote him to major and put him on a Homeland Security panel?

Or the Army Chief of Staff who thinks the priority should be to celebrate diversity, even unto death?

Or the Secretary of Homeland Security who warns that the principal threat we face now is an outbreak of Islamophobia?

Or the president who says we cannot "fully know" why Major Hasan did what he did, so why trouble ourselves any further?

Or the columnist who, when a man hands out copies of the Koran before gunning down his victims while yelling "Allahu akbar," says you're racist if you bring up his religion?



Army Chief Had this to say over the weekend.......
General George Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, said on Sunday that he was concerned that speculation about the religious beliefs of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of killing 12 fellow soldiers and one civilian and wounding dozens of others in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, could “cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.”

“I’ve asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that,” General Casey said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union. “It would be a shame — as great a tragedy as this was — it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.”

Actually Gen Casey, it seems to me that your "diversity" has cost a lot of non Muslims their lives.

Maybe you need to tell your leaders to look out for radical Muslims looking to kill Non Muslims; that seems to be a bigger threat.

How liberals milk conservatives.

So you are one of those gun control ding dongs who believes that we should ban all guns. Well, if you are so adamant about banning guns, post a notice on your doors that no guns are allowed.

But you won't do that, right? Because you and I both know that your home would be invaded in about 14 minutes.

It's because of the fear of the unknown. The fact that maybe you have a gun or maybe you don't.

Well, I think we conservatives need to stand up and quit having these people stand behind gun lovers and let them live in their liberal utopia.

We can start by posting these signs in our yards......

Reagan - Tear Down This Wall

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sportsmanship 101

Bearcats are now 9-0

Congratulations to the UC Bearcats for a nice exiting win last night a Nippert Stadium.

After a 30-10 whoop ass the first half, I was poised to leave the game at the end of the third quarter and be in bed by 11:30. No such luck.

With a combination of a porous run defense and a punt return for a touchdown, the Huskies got back in the game to make it a 47-45 nail biter.

Hard to imagine a game scenario where your offense racks up over 700 yards and you win by 2.

Next up is West Virginia. Hopefully, Brian Kelly will dress a defense for the game.

Steve Driehaus

Steve Driehaus campaigned that he was no Pelosi lockstep liberal.

But I''m not sure what else you would call voting on every single bill Lollapelosi & co. has offered. It was part of my post yesterday that he already knew he was toast so he had nothing to lose on his vote.

Nice to see Mary Kilroy and and Zach Space do the same.

Start packing your crap now.