Saturday, January 11, 2014

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! or, “If you like your job, let’s HOPE you can keep your job.”

Announcing the 2013 finalists in “The World’s Most Dubious Recovery” Contest:

1.  Barack Obama

For his “economic recovery” which is, by his admission, now into it’s fifth year. Unfortunately it has proved to be a “jobless recovery.”  With 92 million Americans now “officially” deemed to be out of the workforce, we have a labor force participation rate of just 62.8% – the lowest since 1978.

Jimmy Carter Miss Me Yet

With only 74,000 jobs created last month, the fewest in five years, the economy managed to create just 1 job for every 5 people who abandoned the American Dream and gave up all HOPE of ever finding a job.

The good news: with such a miserably low labor participation rate we’ve taken so many people out of the equation that we can now boast the lowest “unemployment” rate in 5 years! I know! It does seem like mathemagicals™!

Or, next candidate,

2. Fidel Castro

For his 7 year “recovery” from “not having cancer.” For the record, Fidel himself is surprised to be alive, saying he did not expect to survive “not having cancer.”


fidel castroFidel, in a recent photo, is no longer participating in Cuba’s labor market.

So take our poll: who do you think deserves this year’s “Most Dubious Recovery Award?

Keep in mind that Fidel is a former winner in the category “Most Dubious Caribbean Island Economic Recovery” for establishing “Promise Zones” to provide “aid in cutting through red tape to get access to existing resources.” Here are some of the results that won him the award:

havana has solved the traffic congestion problem Promise Zone 1: helping entrepreneurs set up food carts in downtown Havana

havana cuba urban farmPromise Zone 2: helping urban gardeners grow food in Havana - Are you paying attention, Detroit?

cuba-cars-10Promise Zone 3: avoiding First World traffic congestion by outlawing any vehicle made after 1959

On Big Guy’s behalf, I should note that having 92 million people out of the labor participation pool means that nearly a third of all Americans are now unproductive! That means we may well be on the way to becoming a “Third” World Country too! So remember that as you cast your vote(s).

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, and Abby L Call, Clint Counts on facebook, and @TurdBurglestein, @sharondmwilson, @Standlow on twitter, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network

Friday, January 10, 2014

“Climate Change,” Bridgegate and Illini Chicks with Guns:“Carry On”

I’m going to be very busy for the next few days, so I need you to carry on without me.


As always, there are many topics worthy of discussion. For example, Big Guy’s chief Science and Technology officer’s latest assurance that this horrifying cold snap is indeed manifestation of further, dangerous global warming:

"I believe the odds are that we can expect, as a result of global warming, to see more of this pattern of extreme cold."

global warming calm_thumb

Then of course there’s the latest squirrel scandal entertaining the press and redirecting their attention away from Gatesgate towards Bridgegate. Here’s the ever articulate curly-top weighing in with her two cents. First, registering the mandatory outrage, then, in response to CNN’s Don Lennon’s rudely dragging Big Guy into the mix: (extra fun deer-in-headlight-action begins around 1:57)

Lennon: He didn't know about the NSA spying on allies, he didn't know about the Obamacare website, he didn't know that you wouldn't be able to keep your doctor, so what's the difference between Christie not knowing and the president not knowing?"

Curly-Top: [ed. standard curley-top subject-verb disagreement alert] The difference is the issue that President Obama said he didn't know about were policy issues, this is a scandal.


And then there’s this interesting little story coming out of Illinois: 

On the heels of a federal court striking down Chicago's ban on gun sales, those seeking gun permits in Illinois flooded the State Police website over the weekend to begin the permitting process.

In fact, the amount of Illinois residents seeking a conceal carry permit already surpasses those who enrolled in Obamacare after the first two months of the launch of

Look out! Sister Ignatius is armed and dangerous! And she’s not going to be handing out any condoms or Plan-B “contraceptives” at her school no matter what Obamacare says.


And when I say “carry on” I mean, well carry on.

carry a gun calmly

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, and @Standlow, @batfreight on twitter, and Susana Patrick, Abby L Call on facebook, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network

Thursday, January 9, 2014

50 Years Hence: Reviewing LBJ’s War on “Transitional Living”

When Lyndon Baines Johnson announced his War on Poverty in 1964, I wonder if he expected we’d still be waging it 50 years later?

We’ve now spent over $20 trillion on the War on Poverty, and what have we got to show for it? A welfare system that has been institutionalized into one of the country’s main industries, the creation of a new, permanent, underclass of non-contributing members of society, and the destruction of the black family: in short, a system that does more to perpetuate the existence of poverty than eliminate it. You could call it collateral damage.


By the way, that $20 trillion we’ve spent so far exceeds our $17 trillion national debt. In fact some would argue that it IS our $17 trillion national debt and if not for the “Great Society’s” “war on poverty,” The US would be debt free with a $3 trillion surplus. Butt that’s another topic.

While many have suggested that the best way to end this War is to declare victory and get out, like Big Guy did in Iraq (never mind Fallujah...nothing to see there), others like Shirley Jackson Lee, have an alternate solution: let’s call it something other than what it is. Instead of calling transfer payments “welfare” let’s call them something else – like “transitional living funds.” She said these transitional living funds should be considered “huge safety nets — not handouts.”  Because making people feel better is more important than actually solving the problems creating the need for welfare, excuse me, “transitional living expenses.” Because when you can make people feel better  they’ll vote for you forever.

fishing for votes

The real question left unanswered – indeed - not even asked, is what would that poverty line graph look like if we had spent that $20 trillion on things to grow the economy rather than on things that just grow a perpetual dependent underclass?

jfk quote

Alas, once you get off the right path, it becomes increasingly harder to find your way back to the harbor, and the rising tide.

wisdom and integrity

I’m thinking we could use a little more wisdom around here, and a lot more integrity. Because I’m not sure we are on the right path, or even looking for it very hard.

Obama -smirk It’s neither wise nor honest to lecture the GOP about not caring about the plight of the unemployed from your Hawaiian golfing bunker.

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, and Doris Fritsche Bergmann, Melissa Waid Massar Shuten, Abby L Call, Dave Whaley, Dave Jones, Chris Grubert, Israel Rodriguez, Emmett Grizzly Douglas, Benny Whaley, Cliff Parker, Dennis Denton, Linda LaFianza, Janet Bosley on facebook, and @dchrist81, @ZillaStevenson on twitter, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Obama’s “Gates” of Hell Have Opened!

Wow. Robert Gates just dropped an O-bomb. No wonder we had to send the squirrels out yesterday to demand “emergency” unemployment relief for the little people still unable to find a job in George W. Bush’s recession.


In what might be considered an understatement, Bob Woodward says: “It is rare for a former Cabinet member, let alone a defense secretary occupying a central position in the chain of command, to publish such an antagonistic portrait of a sitting president.”  Butt as we’ve noted many times, when you’re dealing with a historical presidency, it’s not surprising that historical precedents continue to fall by the wayside.

In addition to all the stuff about Big Guy being a pretty crappy leader, Former Secretary of Defense Gates said that he never sensed any deep passion from  “No Drama” Obama except with respect to his commitment to repealing the law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military. 

Barack-Obama-tear cry-002“I worked for Obama longer than Bush and I never saw his eyes well up,” Gates writes “The only military matter, apart from leaks, about which I ever sensed deep passion on his part was 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

Not only did did Mr. Gates go on to compare Big Guy’s White House to (gasp!) Richard Nixon’s,


he also accused Joey B of “poisoning the well” against military leadership. Although he doesn’t say whether he did it on purpose or not.

joe codeWhoops! Turn your briefing book around Joey; CODEWORD not for public display!

He went on to say that although Joey was a “man of integrity,” he found him to be “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Which is not – surprisingly - a record in D.C.. Nor is it a great argument for the school of “best intentions” or the philosophy of “consistency.”


Not that we have to worry much about that around here; we seem to be suffering currently from a dearth of “great souls” and a surplus of Hollow Men:

bo n jo

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the President “disagrees with Secretary Gates’ assessment” of the vice president. Butt of course: how can you dis someone who has gone to bat for you in the past like Joey has:

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."

That’s high praise, indeed. Because in his world (Washington D.C.) a good story is going to be better than the truth, all day long.

william ayers dreams


bojo“This is really a big f***ing deal - I luv ya, man!” “Yeah, right. I luv you back.”

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, and Clarice Feldman, and Red Target, Roseanne Nagle, Abby L Call, Susana Patrick. Fred Hopkins, Ed Moller, James P Fässler on facebook, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Equality. Let’s “spread it around.”


bo's nose forward

“Look, the president needs to find an issue to campaign on. This is what he's good at. He's really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing.”

obama the fog of governing Because of the fog of governing. Or something.

Yeah, maybe he’s not; good at governing I mean. Funny it took so long for anyone to notice though.

bo tunnel of darknessThe Natural

Hey, I’ve got an idea for a campaign issue! How about income equality? Big Guy and his handlers love to talk about it and anything that includes “equality” is always a winner with the peeps-who-vote-twice crowd.

bomo fans dubuqueAs well as the true believers

Maybe we could even get some of our biggest supporters to jump aboard. Oprah, for example?

With her $2.9 billion net worth I’ll bet she wouldn’t mind turning over just one of her multiple multi-million dollar properties to help equalize things. Say her Hawaiian estate - after the birthday celebration of course.

oprah 634x407

Remember when Hawaii served as a leper colony? We could update that charitable concept to better serve today’s social needs and sensibilities. I can see it now: “Oprah’s Temporary Residence for Career Challenged Urban Campers.” 

Oprah’s Maui pad is an ideal location for this repurposing:

from oprah's wrap around porch hawaii

The balmy weather would cut down on the carbon footprint created by most urban homeless shelters. There’s plenty of room:


Just replicating the population density of Chicago she could house, by my estimate, about 250 of the city’s chronically unemployed at her pad.

Sure, it would be a little tight at first, butt as you can see, there’s plenty of room to build another dorm:

Oprah_Winfrey_home. renos hawaiijpg

Alternatively, we could use the extra land to plant an organic garden and raise a small herd of Wagu cattle, thereby making the redistributed home completely sustainable!

tours_104_600x411Welcome to Hale Oprah Maui, where every room, including the wrap around porch, enjoys an ocean view.

With the lowest GDP since the Great Depression Barry has chosen, wisely, at this point, to focus on income inequality rather than his old Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! platform.

obamaplan jobs

As he pointed out last December, when pivoting away from jobs and towards inequality,

"a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility" is "the defining challenge of our time."

Today, expect Big Guy - with a sea of career-challenged persons of all colors and genders standing behind him -to demand that the do-nothing Congress temporarily extend the emergency unemployment payments for the sixth time. He will indicate it is just until the continuously growing robust economic recovery kicks in fully (around the time Obamacare is operating smoothly), and a small step towards solving the dangerous and growing trend of inequality in this country (much of which has taken place under his watch, butt would not be his fault).

As they always do, critics are expected to respond with this old argument:

“If the goal is to deliver higher incomes and a better standard of living for the majority of Americans, then generating economic growth—not income inequality or the redistribution of wealth—is the defining challenge of our time.”

Boy, that’s pretty old school.

160 roundsWM copy“We are on correct path, comrades” H/T Vereteno

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, and @MuseumTwenty, @Standlow on twitter, and Abby L Call, Jeff Brodhead on facebook, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network

Monday, January 6, 2014

Anthropogenic Global Densification: it’s the New Global Warming

I have a word of advice for the global warmists: keep this crap up a few more weeks and nobody’s going to listen to you anymore.

Screenshot Studio capture #1615Sub-sub-zero weather blankets the country from west to east

That’s right, it’s back: Snowmageddon II. And this time it’s bigger and badder than ever!


Driven by “the Arctic vortex,” this “astonishing, dangerous cold snap,” is descending on the U.S, and even the most ardent former believers are beginning to drop like the proverbial flies.

biking in the snow “Screw the damn carbon footprint, I’m calling a cab.”

I mean, who knew that cold hydraulic fluid turns to gel and oil lubricants grow too sluggish for windmills to run in the cold? Just when you could use it the most?

“The turbines sit idly in Anoka, North St. Paul, Chaska, Shakopee, Buffalo and six other cities, all members of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA).”

windmills idle in the snow and cold

I have some more advice for the global warming alarmists: if you want to keep your sheeple engaged, you need to find a new global catastrophe to lock onto before you’re run out of town by all the people suffering from frostbite.

Fortunately, I have just the thing: how about a supervolcano? That’s right, volcano scientists, aka, volcanologists, now say that there is a definite risk of a supervolcano - one of which is sitting right under Yellowstone Park in Wyoming - erupting with such force that it could end civilization as we know it:

Using a powerful X-ray source at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, the researchers found that the density of the magma decreased significantly at the high temperatures and pressures experienced underground. (snip)

“The results reveal that if the magma chamber is big enough, the overpressure caused by differences in density alone are sufficient to penetrate the crust above and initiate an eruption,” said Professor Carmen Sanchez-Valle of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, who led the study.

Boy - was Dewey from Detroit ever ahead of the curve on this one! This is precisely what he predicted way back in 2010 when he first presented his Armageddon Global Densification Theory, pointing out the imminent man-made disaster of exploding lava. 


It’s pretty technical stuff, butt I’ll try to simplify it: Anthropogenic Global Densification (AGD) refers to the additional pressure placed on the earth’s crust due to an ever increasing number of people (especially in the First World, where, on average, every person weighs more than in the Third World) who built and own an ever increasing amount of “stuff.” The pressure of all this excess weight, along with the extraction of fossil fuels to build and maintain all this “stuff” has caused voids deep beneath the earth’s surface that ultimately collapse causing earthquakes and volcanoes. Butt worst of all, the collapsing voids, combined with the gravitational force of the core tugging at the earth’s crust, continually reduces the radius of the earth. This incremental shrinking results in the surface of the earth being constantly pulled ever closer to the dangerous, hot, molten core, and places unsustainable pressure on the earth’s surface. The next thing you know: KABOOM! The Yellowstone caldera busts loose and there goes mankind, as we know it.

Volcanologists seem to have formed a consensus that confirms Dewey’s theory:

The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found.

And apparently this new man-made disaster hypothesis is a twofer: not only will it destroy civilization as we know it (which some people might consider a plus), butt it will also causes long-term climate change!

Supervolcanoes represent the second most globally cataclysmic event – next to an asteroid strike – and they have been responsible in the past for mass extinctions, long-term changes to the climate and shorter-term “volcanic winters” caused  by volcanic ash cutting out the sunlight. 

So all that remains now it to establish a scheme to a) make money, and b) use it to control the world economy - which I guess is technically the same as “a.” What is clear is that unless we take immediate and aggressive actions to relieve the pressure exerted on the earth’s crust and reverse the progression of AGD, the whole world will implode in 10 years.

Dewey’s already got a running start on this: he’s got a hockey stick graph:

population “Hockey Stick” increase in Human Population Induced Stress on Earth’s Fragile Crust

Statistics that he’s developed from his own research:

The apocalyptic cycle has begun. Most people I have interviewed report that they can already see the effects of GD on themselves, their children and friends. In one recent poll, 95% of the respondents reported their weight as measured by a bathroom scale (the force exerted by gravity) has increased each year for the past 10 years.

And from his follow up report, Global Densification: FAQs, I see he is in the process of developing some practical suggestions and investment opportunities for combatting this encroaching disaster:

That said, I will soon be forming a Gravity Credit (GC) trading firm which will bundle and sell a diverse selection of GC based derivatives. The firm will also offer a fine selection of forward and reverse GC index funds that should be at home in any portfolio.

I don’t know about you, butt if I had any money to invest, I’d buy some of those GC’s as soon as they are available.

Dewey was also kind enough to provide me with an update that explains how Anthropogenic Global Densification (AGD) explains our current weather patterns as well:

As the earth’s radius continues to shrink, due to AGD, the surface of our fragile planet moves marginally further from the sun. This, coupled with dramatically reduced solar activity, will result in deadly freezing temperatures on earth. My model is 100% consistent with weather patterns we are seeing today.

Stay tuned for further developments; until then I leave you with this final thought: It’s not nice to mess with mother nature.


Linked By: R. George Dunn, Joel Quinn, Mireille Buser, Helene Fagan Bidwell, Abby L Call, Susana Patrick on facebook, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Watch Out: Michelle’s Got Her LaVaughn On

I know what you’re thinking:

President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have departed Hawaii after a 15-day family vacation for the holidays.(snip)

Michelle Obama is staying behind on the islands as a birthday present from her husband.

Just because you haven’t actually seen Lady M since Christmas day does not mean that she’s had any cosmetic procedures performed and is recuperating in the balmy Hawaiian weather.

After all, when you are already cover girl perfect, what more is there to do?

Screenshot-Studio-capture-1608_thumb[2]From April in Vogue, to December at Home

So perfect in fact that you no longer even need the camouflage of last year’s bangs!


Unless, of course, you’re much, much older:

460905579SP033_BILL_DE_BLASBill and Hill, at the  de Grazio seizure of New York

Even then, it won’t work for you as well as it once did:


Butt speaking of hairdos and de Blasio’s inauguration; did you see Mayor de Blasio’s son, Dante? I swear, if Barack Obama had a son, he would look like just like Dante!

Screenshot Studio capture #1614On the left, Big Guy as a young man. Right, Dante de Blasio

afrosBO, rockin’ his ‘fro in High School – Sweet!

Butt back to Lady M. All I can tell you is that she’s in one of her, uh, “moods.” She just found out about the FDA’s reversal of her healthy, restricted calorie/grain/protein school lunch program to fight obesity. And she’s taking it as a personal, racially charged slights. The truth is, the kids just wouldn’t swallow the new guidelines the way the more compliant adults do:

lunch 2Today’s special: grow-and-make-your-own salad bar


So Lady M’s just going to stay in Hawaii and pout for awhile. Since she wants to look her absolute best at her Fab Fifty party, she’s taking some me-time to detox after all of the BO “together time” she had to put up with over the holidays: and I’m sure you know what “together-time” I’m referring to.

mo bo bobby“One of these things is not like the other things” – what do you have to say to that Melissa?

I realize that this “birthday present from her husband” will require us to dispatch Air Force Won Too to pick Lady M up and fly her back to Washington – so you’ve all pitched in to pay for the gift as well! So thanks!

And trust me, it will be worth it; you have no idea how much it costs to have the White House china replaced every time Lady M get’s in “one of her moods.” We call it “getting her LaVaughn on” and in case you’ve forgotten, this is what it sounds like when that happens:


“One of the things I don’t do well is this, do you understand? Listen to me, or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

“Getting her LaVaughn on” colloquialism; definition: an incomprehensible non sequitur followed by an illogical syllogism. Generally performed when people are very upset, and usually only by people who have an Ivy League education diploma.

Linked By: Randy Eaton, Abby L Call, Mireille Buser, Patricia Redd Dobbs, Jackie Spaulding, Susana Patrick, Mary Fu, Clint Counts, Freedomfighters2127, Doris Fritsche Bergmann on facebook, and BlogsLucianneLoves, and NOBO2012 on Free Republic, Thanks!

Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network