Friday, May 17, 2013

Is there a tape of Michael Corleone

Of course, the media will come to the defense of The One for all these scandals and it will be easy. See, no president is going to have a paper trail ordering the IRS attacks on conservatives.

Just like Michael Corleone never commanded a hit on his rivals. Yet people get the hint and they do the dirty work for you.

Let's remember Watergate. Nixon never authorized or had any direct knowledge of the initial break in. His involvement came in the cover up afterwards.

But it was his intense paranoia and issues with his enemies that created an environment where his underlings thought it was OK.

So would it surprise anyone that with Obama's obsession with Fox News, Koch Industries and Rush Limbaugh, that some low level employees felt like they were doing one for the team?

Kim Strassel nails it here...............

Was the White House involved in the IRS's targeting of conservatives? No investigation needed to answer that one. Of course it was.

President Obama and Co. are in full deniability mode, noting that the IRS is an "independent" agency and that they knew nothing about its abuse. The media and Congress are sleuthing for some hint that  Mr. Obama picked up the phone and sicced the tax dogs on his enemies. 

But that's not how things work in post-Watergate Washington. Mr. Obama didn't need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative political groups were engaged in nefarious deeds; publicly call out by name political opponents whom he'd like to see harassed; and publicly have his party pressure the IRS to take action. 

Mr. Obama now professes shock and outrage that bureaucrats at the IRS did exactly what the president of the United States said was the right and honorable thing to do. "He put a target on our backs, and he's now going to blame the people who are shooting at us?" asks Idaho businessman and longtime Republican donor Frank VanderSloot.

Mr. VanderSloot is the Obama target who in 2011 made a sizable donation to a group supporting Mitt Romney. In April 2012, an Obama campaign website named and slurred eight Romney donors. It tarred Mr. VanderSloot as a "wealthy individual" with a "less-than-reputable record." Other donors were described as having been "on the wrong side of the law."

This was the Obama version of the phone call—put out to every government investigator (and liberal activist) in the land.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Benghazi.... they still don't get it

The media seems to be focusing on the Benghazi emails and talking points because the media is pissed that Jay Carney lied to them.............Seriously.

But, in my mind the talking points issue is the culmination of lots of issues.

Here's the list of questions nobody's asking.

1) Why would you put a diplomat in such a volatile place without appropriate security? It's not like this area was a Toronto outpost for the Canadian embassy.

2) The administration felt it important enough to run drones all over the place there yet none of them were armed. Why? Who made that call?

3) Chris Stevens, the administration's ambassador begs for more security and again was denied. Why and who made the call?

4) During the attack, who made the call not to send any support? Let's assume that it was a forgone conclusion that help probably would not have made it in time, do you not even try? It was your freaking ambassador for cryin' out loud!

How about at least sending a team if for no other reason than to secure the area so that the news media and terrorists aren't picking through the rubble for information a week after the fact.

5) During the attack, where the hell was the President? Did no one find the need to cue him in on events? If one of my ambassadors was under attack, I would sure as hell would like to know.

It appears that the state department spent more time and effort writing talking points to cover their collective asses than attempting to protect and evacuate one of their own.

6) It took three days to identify and start the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Yet it's been over eight months and the only public evidence that the FBI is doing anything is a photo of a guy that looks like a Rohrschch pattern. Who's in charge of the investigation? Why did it take so long to get boots on the ground over there? Who made that call?

7) Finally, it looks like the only person who will face justice in this mess is Bassely Nakoula, the person who produced the infamous video that we now know was a snipe hunt for the media. For sure, it was a parole violation on his part, but he never would have been on the state's radar of the feds hadn't told them to go get him, who made that call?

I'm just a guy in Redville, Ohio who has these questions, yet not one "journalist" has even bothered to investigate this or at least ask Jay Carney during the press briefing. Are these people clueless?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another Johnny come lately

No contemporary American politician has benefited more from the power of good storytelling than Barack Obama. He vaulted from obscurity to the presidency on the power of narrative — invoking his biography and personal values to make a larger point about how he would lead the nation.

So presumably no one understands more vividly than Obama and his close aides just how toxic and potentially paralyzing his situation has become this spring, as four distinct ethical and policy controversies have simultaneously converged.

Obama’s critics now have a narrative — a way of connecting four discrete episodes to a larger point about this president’s leadership style and values. In other words, they didn’t merely happen on his watch but were in important ways caused by his watch.

And for the first time, this anti-Obama storyline is being presented in a way that might seem reasonable to people who are not already rabid anti-Obama partisans.

Johnny come lately

How dumb is your average print media member?

Dumb enough to take five years to figure out what at least 47% of the public has known from the beginning.............

How can Republicans in Congress work with President Obama when they can't trust him to be an honest broker or treat them with respect? If Obama isn't blaming Republicans for his inability to advance his agenda, he's calling them names. During Monday's White House press conference, Obama reiterated his disgust with the GOP's doggedness to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi. 

You know what I think is happening here. Obama has outlived his usefulness to the media so now it's time to throw the black dude overboard.

Everyone knew about his Chicago style politics but all the media turned a blind eye. But people like this writer was more than willing to support "The One" because his winning meant that republicans were getting their asses kicked.

Trust me this chick didn't just get the smelling slats of reality waved under her nose.

If Obama had another election to win, she be right there wiping his rear end like the rest of the main stream DNC entourage.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013


The Gekko's are kind of TV junkies. Mostly cop drama's. Both of us have believed that the best cop show on TV the past few years was the show Southland on TNT. It was life like in that it wasn't a bunch of hot looking 25 year olds patrolling the streets of LA.

The story lines were realistic; some slow, some intense, like real police work.

TNT announced yesterday that they were cancelling the show. If you get a chance to buy the DVD's of the six seasons, do so. You won't be disappointed.


A really good read by Kevin Williamson.........

When I am speaking to students, I like to show them a still from the Oliver Stone movie Wall Street in which the masterful financier Gordon Gekko is talking on his cell phone, a Motorola DynaTac 8000X. The students always — always — laugh: The ridiculous thing is more than a foot long and weighs a couple of pounds. But the revelatory fact that takes a while to sink in is this: You had to be a millionaire to have one. The phone cost the equivalent of nearly $10,000, it cost about $1,000 a month to operate, and you couldn’t text or play Angry Birds on it. When the first DynaTac showed up in a movie — it was Sixteen Candles, a few years before Wall Street — it was located in the front seat of a Rolls-Royce, which is where such things were found 25 or 30 years ago. By comparison, an iPhone 5 is a wonder, a commonplace miracle. My question for the students is: How is it that the cell phones in your pockets get better and cheaper every year, but your schools get more expensive and less effective? (Or, if you live in one of the better school districts, get much more expensive and stagnate?) How is it that Gordon Gekko’s ultimate status symbol looks to our eyes as ridiculous as Molly Ringwald’s Reagan-era wardrobe and asymmetrical hairdos? That didn’t just happen.

Read the rest........

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Animal Farm

The city of Cincinnati is swirling down the fiscal drain, but that doesn't keep the elected officials from looting the city treasury like some kind of third world dictator..............

As Cincinnati grappled with a $35 million deficit and first began to consider laying off police and firefighters, Mayor Mark Mallory and several members of his staff took a 10-day trip to Spain.

The purpose of that trip, from Feb. 21 to March 3, was to meet with the company building five vehicles for Cincinnati’s long-planned and now financially troubled streetcar system at its factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

The mayor said he seized the opportunity to do double duty by pitching the city to businesses while there.

But critics counter that the mayor’s job is in Cincinnati -- especially when difficult decisions are on the table.

Mallory and staff members were in Europe when the city manager first announced the possible layoff of 338 municipal workers as a means to balance the city’s budget. 
But this isn't just one trip, this dude is a world traveler, all on the city's dime.......

Williamson on 'Tom Sullivan Show'

Life in "Progress" City - NOLA edition

What celebrates motherly love than a gun fight.

New Orleans police have released a video that shows a possible suspect in the shooting that wounded 19 people at a Mother's Day parade.

The surveillance video shows the crowd dispersing and some falling to the ground before one person in a white T-shirt and dark pants flees. The image of the man isn't clear but police say they hope someone will recognize him.

The wounded included 10 adult men and seven women as well as a boy and a girl, both 10. Remi Braden, director of public affairs for the New Orleans Police Department, said there were no fatalities and "most of the wounds are not life-threatening.''