Saturday, November 15, 2014

Big Schick Finds Out Little Schick is Shooting His Mouth Off

Is there anything better than liberal arrogance flaunted so proudly it bites you in the butt? I think not.

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So I hope Jonathan Gruber thoroughly enjoyed shooting his mouth off on camera over and over, in that self-aggrandizing way only our big brained betters have. Because I know we sure as heck are. I must say, it’s quite refreshing to see this sort of accidental transparency reveal one of the NeoComs™ basic organizing principles: the ends justify the means.

And has anyone else noticed that the bolder they get, the more totalitarian they sound? So when Sowsear1 pointed out yesterday that Jonathan Gruber’s last name is reminiscent of “Schicklgruber,”  the moniker used to refer to Hitler by the Allied Press, even though it was never his real name, it’s hard to miss the connection:

In the case of Hitler's presumed last name, it seems a lie was more effective, perhaps because ''Schicklgruber'' sounds more ridiculous than ''Hitler,'' even today. Therefore, the lie lives on, being more preferable than the truth. This may be the most enduring success of our psychological warfare experts.

Moral of the story: the Big Lie lives on. Will we continue to buy the big lie of ObamaCare, even after it’s been exposed as a hoax? I don’t know about you, butt whenever I’m faced with existential questions like this I always ask myself: WWHD? (What Would Hitler Do) Odd, isn’t it, how conducive to Hitler Finds Out parodies this regime is?

Hitler Finds Out Field Marshal Gruber Spilled the Beans

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Exactly who is Field Marshal Gruber calling stupid?

Ordinarily a big brained college professor telling us that we are stupid wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy.

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” said Gruber. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the America voter, or whatever.”

Butt when the big brain is Herr Jonathan Guber, MIT Professor of Economics1 and Field Marshal of Big Guy’s Operation Obamacare assault on our formerly great American health care system – and by doing so reveal the fundamental fraud at the heart of that legislation – people sit up and take notice. Well, unless you’re ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the New York Times, etc.; in that case you pretend you’ve heard nothing.

SgtShultz“I heard nothink!”

To be fair, MSNBC had little Ronan Farrell provide a platform for “Professor Mandate” (as Big Guy calls him) to claim that he just misspoke the truth. Which was good enough for most of the mainstream alphabets to justify not covering it (CBS broke rank yesterday and mentioned it once in order to let themselves off the hook).

And yet, Herr Gruber had hardly gotten warmed up: he went on to explain that states who defy Big Guy’s will by refusing to set up state exchanges will be penalized by losing subsidies for their residents: that in fact that is intended as the bait:

I guess we’ll find out if he was too clever by half when the Supreme Court takes up the case, which contends that giving subsidies to people getting their insurance through the Federal Exchange are illegal based on the way the law was written – just like Professor Bait-and-Switch said they would be.

Later he also explains that we of little brains are not smart enough to understand that businesses don’t pay taxes; they pass them along in the price of their goods and services. Wow! Well, honestly, who could have figured that out on their own!? Watch the Prof explain, as only a big brained economist can, this shockingly complex economic principal, beginning at the 3:00 minute mark:

And much, much more in this montage:

So let’s be perfectly clear about just who Professor Smarty Pants was calling stupid: it wasn’t the well informed readers of the new alternate media. It wasn’t those of you who smelled the dead skunk and anticipated the lies even though you didn’t get to read the bill before it passed.

sgt schultz smells nothing“I smell nothink!”

No, Professor Smarty Pants was talking about you Mr./Ms. Mainstream Media, because he knew that without winning your hearts and minds first, they could never win the hearts and minds of the LLIV (Liberal Low Information Voters) whose hearts and minds they counted on.

In other words, I don’t think Herr Gruber is talking about us, as we all have noses that are highly sensitive to even a whiff of snake oil.

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No, he was talking about people like Ron Fournier of National Journal:

He called you stupid. [ed: Herr Gruber’s talking about you, Ron] He admitted that the White House lied to you [ed: Herr Gruber’s talking about you, Ron]. Its officials lied to all of us—Republicans, Democrats, and independents; rich and poor; white and brown; men and women.

Liberals should be the angriest. Not only were they [ed: Herr Gruber’s talking about you, Ron] personally deceived, but the administration's dishonest approach to health care reform has helped make Obamacare unpopular while undermining the public's faith in an activist government. A double blow to progressives.

Butt wait! I’m not done yet!

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On top of that, Gruber has helped make the legal case for anti-Obamacare lawyers. In July, a year-old video surfaced in which Gruber said Washington legally withholds money from states that don't create their own health care exchanges. That could be construed by the Supreme Court to buttress the case against health insurance subsidies.

Yup, he’s definitely talking about you, Ron, and all of your “stupid” NeoCom™2 comrades.

The moral of the story? Don’t be that stupid guy in the MSM; join the Army of Davids.

army of davids reynoldsH/T Instapundit

1Economics: The social science of human behavior in the marketplace that obfuscates the obvious by using theories, epidemiological models, and a special language of invented words to write thousand page dissertations of mumbo jumbo that you are too stupid to understand. (h/t Jonathon Gruber).

2NeoCom™ - The uber-Left wing of the Democratic Party, formerly known as the “Progressive Wing.” NeoComs™ ascribe to the belief that the Constitution is merely an advisory document, written a way long time ago by a bunch of racist, homophobic, misogynist white men.” They believe that the Constitution, together with the Bill of Rights, is “a charter of negative liberties” that says what the states can’t do to you (and) what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf.” Or, to paraphrase JFK: “Ask not what you can do for your country but what your country can do for you.”

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Magic–O Mystery Tour

Now that he has moved on to Burma shall we discuss Big Guy’s triumphant Chinese trip? How can I call it “triumphant” you ask?

Bo in pajamaBo in Burma: give that boy a cup of hot cocoa and we’ve got our next pajama boy

Well, wouldn’t you consider it a triumph when you’ve finally accomplished your prime objective of fundamentally transforming America?

You may recall that Barry has always ascribed to the theory that America is too powerful, too assertive and too advantaged by it’s military capabilities and economic might. So when the handiwork of his past 6 years - overseeing the decline in U.S.power - was finally displayed in Bejing this week: how could bo be anything butt proud of the results? Voilà! A newly downsized “little America”  

wives clubMission Accomplished! H/T Lili48

Of course it was still a little unsettling for our newly diminished little bo because, like all Liberals, he never expected the results of his efforts to improve the world to impact HIM! Still, that setback didn’t prevent him from following through on another aspect of his prime objective; sure enough, Barry also seized the day by utilizing his legendary negotiation skills to strike a historic (natch) U.S.–China climate change deal:

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the U.S. will cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-28% by 2025 while China committed to begin reducing its emissions footprint by 2030.

So let me help you process this; while Barry just committed US to cut “green house” gas emissions by nearly 30% over the next decade, China has to do basically…nothing?

That’s right! And that’s why Big Guy’s “negotiated” settlements around here are called “how about I give you my brand new Mercedes for one of your old shoes” deals. With this one however, BO scored a twofer: not only did he strike a blow against man made global warming climate change butt he also managed to make a giant stride “forward” in the fight to achieve income equality around the globe.

Just think - someday when you show your grandchildren pictures of how great American cities once looked:

chicago nyc smogA sunny day in Chicago and New York

you can tell them that they can thank America’s Last Black President for finally leveling the global playing field  and firmly closing the door on the “American Century” thus flinging the door wide open for the  “Chinese Century.”

shanghai bejing smog (2)Soon we’ll all be able to enjoy a sunny day the same way they do in Shanghai (L) and Bejing (R)

We will discuss other aspects of how the door closes later this week when I pick up the topics of “Amnesty by  Pen and Phone” and Field Marshall Gruber’s explanation of how to win the hearts and minds of stupid Americans.

jonathan gruber stupid people bookJonathan Gruber’s Comic Book of Obamacare for stupid people

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rules are for nice little people; I learned that on the playground.

Why, you ask, is Lady M doing promos with Penguins?

Simple; after a brutal round of campaigning for losers in the midterms she felt the need to get her mojo back. So she put on her big girl dress,

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and threw her multiple assets into her good works programs for the week:

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First she honored art teachers for after school programs where kids can learn things like animation, then she appeared with Doc McStuffins, a Disney character of color who takes care of a batch of stuffed animals.

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Then she appeared at a Joining Forces seminar to address women veterans transitioning to civilian life:

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If she didn’t really look all that happy to be there, there was a reason.

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If you check out the picture closely, you see the problem: empty seats!

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At a Lady M event?!? That’s never happened to Lady M before. She blames Obama, too.

So until further notice MO will participate exclusively in events sponsored by Disney and DreamWorks featuring cute animated characters:

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Actually, that might not be a bad rule for Big Guy to adhere to as well; he might even learn a thing or two about how the world really works.

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Maybe he could even launch a post-presidential career by appearing in films and licensing action figures of himself: now available with your Big Obama “happy meal” – an authentic Obama action figure!

bo burgerWant fries with that, little guy?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day: 2014

There are scant words to adequately acknowledge the men and women who have served our country, especially in times of war, so let me simply say thank you.

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Of course, our FLOTUS has always been able to find unique ways to express her sentiments such as this memorable 2009 ensemble:

Concept: military style coat and boots

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Reality: Smurf style coat with Paddington Bear mukluks

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Please find your own unique way to honor our courageous veteran’s today. It need not be flashy. 

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NOTE: In reviewing last year’s Veteran’s Day post (Veteran’s Day: Remembering Why We Fight) I saw an update at the bottom that reminded me that one year ago today I heard from Carlyle who we had all been worried about. She was still in the hospital recovering. We are so happy to have her back with us this year in good health once again!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

MOTUS’ TWILIGHT NOCTURNE LOUNGE: EDMUND FITZGERALD EDITION

 

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The MOTUS Twilight Nocturne Lounge will be open briefly this evening to commemorate the sinking of the The SS Edmund Fitzgerald in a hellacious Lake Superior storm on November 10,1975 resulting in the loss of the entire crew of 29. Dewey from Detroit started our annual commemoration night back in 2009, when there was very little else to celebrate. I try to continue the tradition each year because Great Lake shipping is about as American as a job can get, and the men who worked the freighters are a special breed – the Mike Rowe dirty jobs kind of men that have built and maintained American greatness for generations. And because we still don’t have that much to celebrate.

For the history buffs, this is a good video of the ship’s last journey on that fateful night:

Tonight’s musical selection is, of course, Gordon Lightfoot’s tribute to the ship and crew:

And while you’re free to order anything you want, the only beverage that properly commemorates the Fitz is the drink known as a “dark and stormy” elsewhere, butt christened a “Gale of November” by Dewey. They both start with black rum, preferably Old Whaler’s or Goesling’s Black Seal, to which ginger beer is added. Only in Detroit, the ginger beer is replaced by Vernor’s, because “it’s what we drink around here.” 

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So step up to the bar, pull up a stool, and order your drink of your choice: rum and Fever Tree Ginger Beer if you want the Dark and Stormy,

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rum and Vernors if you want the authentic Detroit Gales of November.

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Or maybe you want to keep it simple with a Great Lakes Porter:

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Just remember to honor the poor souls who were sent to their icy, watery death 39 years ago tonight in an early winter storm generated from an Arctic Vortex - just like the one headed our way!

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DAMN YOU GLOBAL WARMING! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!

Warning: Tiger Teahadists Ahead

Having left everything in capable hands here at home,

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Big Guy departed from Andrews Air Force Base last night for a week abroad in China, Myanmar (sometimes called Burma), and Australia. He thinks they still idolize him over seas. Somebody probably should have briefed him on China’s current sentiment:

Obama always utters "Yes, we can," which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. US society has grown tired of his banality.

Bush, who dared to do everything, and Obama, who dares to do nothing, come from different parties but have the same destiny. Is this their problem or the problem of the US system? – Global Times

Maybe Val-Jar didn’t think Barry needed any more pressure; she may be right, he’s already so miffed stressed that he’s forgetting simple things, like saluting the Marines.

H/T Yael Abergel

And he seems to be back to his, uh, gum chomping (audio enhanced version):

Before departing Washington though, he managed to squeeze in some face time on Face the Nation. There he reiterated that losing the nation last Tuesday was not his fault but rather due to the perfect storm caused by a “ pretty darn stubborn” band of Republican opponents and a lazy band of voters who just stayed home and sat on their hands. Oddly enough, the Chinese seem to agree with him:

With China's rise, we gradually have the ability to have a clear understanding of the US. The country is too lazy to reform. US society selected Obama, but there is no great American president in this era.

Perhaps the Chinese, like Barry, mis-misunderstand the import of the Midterm elections. Perhaps they think we’re all like our swaggering President stompy foot. Perhaps they too are dismissive, even derisive of the New American Teahadists.

tiger teapotAmerican Teahadists motto: a tiger in every teapot.

They both underestimate our existence at their own peril.

Tiger_in_a_teacup“When I have had my fill of your swill, I will pounce.”

For when we finally wake up - well, you know how it goes:

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. ---  Rear Admiral Yamamoto, Navy of Japan December 1942

sleeping giant island ireland2Time to get up America

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

When Good Fences Make Good Neighbors and When They Don’t

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

East German border guards demolishing a section of the wall in order to open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin,

And I see that the Revisionists have taken the opportunity to rewrite history again.

Yes, the same people who rewrote the history of WWII, giving the victory to Stalin rather than the American led Allies (and the H-bomb whose name we dare not mention), are back.

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This time they have handed credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall not to the policies of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and St. John Paul II (Correction h/t: JD from New South Wales) butt rather to Mikhail Gorbachev.

GERMANYGorby smooches East Berlin leader Erich Honecker

Okay, I see how you can make that case; it’s like the Republican’s policies didn’t really win the midterms,the policies of Barack Hussein Obama lost. Except that’s not how Debbie Wasser-name sees it:

“We know we’re right on the issues,” Wasserman Schultz said. “The American people believe in the causes we’re fighting for. But the electoral success we have when our presidential nominee is able to make the case to the country as a whole, doesn’t translate in other elections.”

So, good idea Debbie; stick with those policies that America likes so much! And keep telling us how racist, sexist, homophobic we are and I’m sure that will guilt enough butts into getting off the couch and into the voting booths to ensure a progressive victory in 2016. (TIP: you might want to clarify why your “presidential nominee” for the last two presidential  elections wasn’t “able to make the case to the country as a whole” before doubling down.)

Although - even Barry himself prophesized way back in 2007 that sometimes it comes down to something more than the color of one’s skin (or, presumably, your sex or sexual orientation):

KROFT: You think the country's ready for a black President?
OBAMA:
Yes.
KROFT:
You don't think it's going to hold you back?
OBAMA: No. I think if I don't win this race, it will be because of other factors. It's going to be because I have not shown to the American people a vision for where the country needs to go that they can embrace.

So see how easy that was? You step up to the mic, take a deep breath, and take responsibility. It’s called “leadership.”

“I import, you decide.”

open-bordersporous borders ramierezThe people vote “no”

“I transform, you decide”

Obamacare-Fairy-Tale-610x400The people vote “no”

So, yes policies…I guess they might be important and with a little tweaking they’ll be good as new. Butt as you’re tweaking, if you keep hearing voices of Americans who don’t want “fundamental immigration reform” maybe this will help you get over the notion that good fences don’t make good neighbors: remember the Berlin Wall was not constructed to keep people out of the Soviet sector of East Berlin, it was built to keep them in. Big difference.

Visa_BildRemember when you use to need these things to travel out-of-country? Before we were fundamentally transformed to a borderless, culture-less country?

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