Thursday, February 25, 2010

Reagan's Response to ObamaCare

Back in the day, Ronald Reagan responded to the potential expansion of socialism through a national health care system. Sounds hauntingly familiar. And it has over a million hits on YouTube as Obama and the Democrats ask for "bipartisanship":

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Obama Administration Reportedly "Pays Off" Democratic Contenders with Aministration Jobs

 It is being reported that White House offered jobs to two contenders running against Democratic Senators in the 2010 elections if they would leave their respective races. Joe Sestak, running against Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania, claims white House officials offered him the position of Secretary of the Navy in exchange for dropping out of the race. In Colorado, state house speaker Andrew Romanoff was reportedly offered a job by White House staffers if he abandoned a challenge to the Michael Bennet, appointed to the Senate to replace Secretary of Agriculture Ken Salazar.

According to Jeffrey Lord of The Spectator:
The discovery that the White House has now been reported on two separate occasions in two different states to be deliberately committing a potential violation of federal law -- in order to preserve the Democrats' Senate majority -- could prove explosive in this highly political year. The 60-seat majority slipped to 59 seats with the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, a Democrat, and the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown. Many political analysts are suggesting Democrats could lose enough seats to lose their majority altogether.

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
John F. Kennedy 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hockey Game Proves Superiority of Private Health Care

Watch the US/Canada Hockey game from Vancouver? From American Brian Rafalski's lightening goal in the first minute to Ryan Kesler's tap in in the last, it was a thrill ride. Which just goes to prove that America's private health care system is far superior to the Public assistance system in Canada.
Huh... you say?
Here's the point. The Canadians had far more NHL experience than the Americans, far more Olympic experience, and, well, they were from Canada, a product of the Canadian Health system. And yet they were out hustled, out defended, and out coached by a less talented team, a team dependent on private doctors and health insurance. It is obvious that the American health care system produces stronger, faster and more dedicated athletes than the Canadian system does.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Money Hole

It's funny how liberal parodies show the real problems with big government:

In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Grijalva Can't really Believe The things he is Saying, Can He?

The trickle-down-the-leg economic math of the Obama administration has reached Southern Arizona's own Raul Grijalva. Never good with math, our representative is spouting  the voodoo-inspired unemployment numbers coming out of the White House. 

"Much more remains to be done on job creation, but the trend under President Obama has been positive over his first year while the last year of President Bush's term was marked by steep and constant declines."

See the pretty graph that shows how Obama is better than Bush on unemployment:


After all, pretty graphs are always accurate aren't they?

Except when they have been adjusted by an administration using every trick possible to keep unemployment numbers under 10%. Here's the raw data, strait out of the Bureau of Labor statistics:

                      (Unadj) Not in Labor Force, Want a Job Now Labor force status:               Not in labor force Type of data:                    Number in thousands Age:                             16 years and over Job desires/not in labor force:  Want a job now

And here are the national unemployment rates for latinos for the last two years:

Notice the figures for the fall quarter and January. Hispanic unemployment is nearly double what it was a year ago with no sign of improvement. Not only is Grijalva using fudged numbers that show the economy to be improving when it is not, he is lying to his constituents who are hurting the most from the liberal agenda of his party.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Obama Scraps Moon, Tech programs for . . . Jobs?

 President Obama has finally caved to creating non-government jobs in the private sector. Unfortunately for Americans, it is in the worst place possible. While stumping for government spending for healthcare, banks, automakers and subsidies for unions, the Obama administration is cutting the most technically aggressive portion of NASA, the Constellation program designed to replace the shuttle and make use of the International Space Station for future trips to the moon and Mars.
Let's see, scrapping a perfectly good space program and it's tech jobs to pay for trillions in deficit spending for union jobs and banks. Paying the gangster Russians for payload space to complete the space station while they flex their military muscles against former soviet democracies. How's that hope and change working for ya' all?

"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!"
Larry Niven, quoted by Arthur Clarke 
in interview at, 2001

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Fight for the Right in Arizona

 To listen to John McCain's radio spots, one would think he was in the fight of his life with the next JFK, not six months away from a primary with fellow Republican J.D. Hayworth. Listening to Hayworth's robocalls, it would be easy to believe McCain was Benedict Arnold, not a senior senator who two years ago won the Republican nomination for president.
  What Arizonans are seeing is a race to the right, Republicans vying for the Conservative "angry" vote they hope will win in November, following the pattern followed by Scott Brown in Massachusetts. There are two problems with this approach: 1) The mood of Americans in general (and Conservatives in particular) is a backlash against candidates who make exaggerated claims about their accomplishments and their opponents' faults. 2) The "angry" message, whether from candidates or the president will not play well with independent voters in November and reaching independent voters is why Scott Brown was so successful. Independent voters are active. They would rather see a candidate that says what they will do and proceeds to do it, then to watch the circus that is developing in Arizona between two very solid candidates trying to follow a ridiculously scripted game plan to manipulate voters. This rhetoric campaign will hurt the chances of other conservatives if it continues in the tone of the opening salvos.