Thursday, February 11, 2010

Minnesota Billboard

Everybody's having a good time complaining about the new guy.

Maybe things are not really so bad.


Anonymous how's that hopey changey stuff goin'? said...

let's see....

terrorists now have the right to remain silent about what their friends are plotting

the government can't figure out that a radical Muslim who buys a one-way ticket and doesn't check baggage is planning a terrorist attack, even though the miscreant's father called and warned them

unemployment is 25% higher than when the Dems took over more than a year ago

the administration is planning to double the amount we borrow from China even though the Chinese government has already is using the debt to pressure us into following their agenda

the Dems have wasted a year arguing over an attempt to have the government socialize our health care system

and then there's this feather in Barry's dunce cap:

"(Feb. 11) -- As hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and riot police clashed with anti-government demonstrators, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a pro-regime rally today that their country is now a "nuclear state."

Addressing a crowd that had gathered in the central Azadi Square to celebrate the overthrow of the pro-Western Shah in 1979, Ahmadinejad revealed that Iranian scientists had produced their first batch of enriched uranium. "The first package of 20 percent fuel has been produced. We are now a nuclear state," he said."

February 11, 2010 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Derrick said...

Being from Minnesota, I can tell you that Republicans are the miNority... We´re a blue state.

February 11, 2010 11:16 AM  
Anonymous how's that hopey changey goin'? said...

that's what we used to say about Massachusetts, Derrick

the times they are-a changin'

"Come presidents, senators
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'"

February 11, 2010 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

I wonder how Dylan would feel about your use of his lyrics.

February 11, 2010 12:27 PM  
Anonymous how that hopey changey thing goin'? said...

actually, I read an interview of him recently where he was critical of those who blame all our troubles on Bush

if you haven't read his autobiography, you should check it out

he says quite a lot about his negative experiences with lunatic fringe liberals who have pigeonholed him into their causes

nothing if not an individualist, I think Dylan might agree with Graham Nash's song about hypocritical socialist Democrats from another era:

"Somehow people must be free

I hope the day comes soon

Won't you please come to chicago

show your face

From the bottom of the ocean

to the mountains of the moon

Won't you please come to chicago

no one else can take your place

We can change the world

rearrange the world

It's dying -

if you believe in justice

Dying -

and if you believe in freedom

Dying -

let a man live his own life

Dying -

rules and regulations,

who needs them

open up the door"

could be the Tea Party anthem....

February 11, 2010 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Hell no I don't miss him. In fact, I say "good riddance!"

That billboard is just what we do NOT need -- more undisclosed corporate money influencing our elections. Maybe the Chinese put up that sign, who knows? I'm sure the Chinese miss Bush because they sure loved all the borrowing Bush did from them.

The first 42 US Presidents amassed a total of $1.01 trillion dollars of foreign-held US debt, while good ol' Dumbya managed to amass $2.06 trillion of foreign-held US debt in his 8 years as President.

He spent money like a drunken frat boy. Shameful.

February 11, 2010 2:38 PM  
Anonymous how's that hopey changey thing goin'? said...

and Barry "no clue" Obama has plans to add 1.5 trillion a year from here to infinity

we could survive deficits of the type Bush

we won't be a superpower anymore if Obama isn't stopped

fortunately, Nov 2010 is right around the corner

February 11, 2010 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey the draft of the DSM-IV is out

does anybody know if they put homosexuality back in?

February 11, 2010 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha, Bea! Obama's spending so surpasses Bush's spending! From The Washington Examiner:

You won’t find too many defenders of George W. Bush’s record on spending these days, even among Republicans. But a check of historical tables compiled by the Office of Management and Budget shows that the spending that so distressed Pelosi and Reid seems downright modest today. After beginning with a Clinton-era surplus of $128 billion in fiscal year 2001, the Bush administration racked up deficits of $158 billion in 2002, $378 billion in 2003, $413 billion in 2004, $318 billion in 2005, $248 billion in 2006, $162 billion in 2007, and $410 billion in 2008.

The current administration would kill to have such small numbers. President Barack Obama is unveiling his budget this week, and, in addition to the inherited Bush deficit, he’s adding his own spending at an astonishing pace, projecting annual deficits well beyond $1 trillion in the near future, and, in the rosiest possible scenario, a $533 billion deficit in fiscal year 2013, the last year of Obama’s first term.

And what about the national debt? It increased from $5 trillion to $10 trillion in the Bush years, leading to dramatically higher interest costs. “We pay in interest four times more than we spend on education and four times what it will cost to cover 10 million children with health insurance for five years,” Pelosi said in 2007. “That’s fiscal irresponsibility.”

Now, under Obama, the national debt — and the interest payments — will increase at a far faster rate than during the Bush years.

“We thought the Bush deficits were big at the time,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, told me this week as he prepared to attend Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Summit. “But this is going to make the previous administration look like rank amateurs. We could be adding multiple trillions to the national debt in the first year.”

At some point last week, the sheer velocity of Obama’s spending proposals began to overwhelm even experienced Washington hands. In the span of four days, we saw the signing of the $787 billion stimulus bill, the rollout of a $275 billion housing proposal, discussion of Congress’s remaining appropriations bills (about $400 billion) and word of a vaguely-defined financial stabilization plan that could ultimately cost $2 trillion. When representatives of GM and Chrysler said they might need $21 billion more to survive, it seemed like small beer.

February 11, 2010 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Merle said...

Anon, the current administration is pumping money back into the economy to try to rescue us from the recession created by Bush's irresponsible policies. It's probably not enough, he should not have included any Republicans in any of the decision making.

It's expensive cleaning up after eight years of disaster.

February 11, 2010 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the current administration is pumping money back into the economy"

unfortunately, this is not true

tax cuts do that

government spending does not

February 11, 2010 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard somewhere 800 billion (the stimulus bill) was about the same amount of gross tax receipts from personal income tax in 2003, hey round it up to a trillion and you are at about the 2007 level.

So, instead of a stimulus bill, they could have given everyone a personal income tax free year....

What would have you done if you could keep your money ?

put in a new kitchen ? taken a US based across the country vacation ?

I wonder what impact that would have had on jobs, and how fast....

February 11, 2010 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2007 was a year before the US economy hit the tipping point and fell into a deep recession.

Only a fool would expect tax receipts to increase over 2003 in this deep recession with Bush's many rounds of tax cuts still in effect.

February 11, 2010 7:12 PM  
Anonymous obama is a failure said...

liberals are in denial

we can't afford Obama

Americans realize this and support the Repub moves to stop his plans

February 11, 2010 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

It's the DSM-V.

There are several new categories:

294.1 Anonymous trolldom, paranoid type.

294.2 Anonymous trolldom, dissociative type.

294.3 Anonymous trollodom, not otherwise specified.

February 12, 2010 6:50 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

obama is a failure said...

liberals are in denial

we can't afford Obama

Americans realize this and support the Repub moves to stop his plans

Ah yes, another traitor who wants their President and country to fail.

You are living in a fantasy world if you believe what you wrote. Yesterday's WaPo/ABC News poll made it clear, American still support our "hopey changey" President and are souring on the quitter queen of the "mavericky" 'we're "changey" too!' (< wink > you betcha!!) "status quoey" "just say noey" party. Some of the poll's Qs and As:

"Do you think lawmakers in Washington should (keep trying to pass) a comprehensive health care reform plan, or should (give up on) comprehensive health care reform?

Keep trying to pass - 63%
Give up on - 34%

If health care reform is dead, who do you think is mainly responsible for that - (Obama), (the Democrats in Congress), or (the Republicans in Congress)?

Obama - 17%
Dems in Congress - 28%
Reps in Congress - 34%

Who do you trust to do a better job handling [ITEM] - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?

The economy - 47% Obama/42% Reps in Congress
Health care reform - 46% Obama/41% Reps in Congress
The federal budget deficit - 45% Obama/43% Reps in Congress
The threat of terrorism - 47$ Obama/42% Reps in Congress
Creating jobs - 48% Obama/41% Reps in Congress"

On every one of these issues, Obama is trusted more than the Grand Obstructionist Party.

Oh and look at what Americans think about Miss Hopey Changey Quitter herself.

"Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Net positive - 37% Net negative - 55% (Strongly Fav 18/Somewhat Fav 20/Somewhat Unfav 16/Strongly Unfav 38)

Then: (Day after her acceptance speech as VP nominee)
Net postitive - 53% Net negative - 37% (Strongly Fav 34/Somewhat Fav 18/Somewhat Unfav 14/Strongly Unfav 23)

February 12, 2010 7:55 AM  
Anonymous how's that hopey changey things going? said...

and strangely enough, Dems keep losing elections

go figure

you'll find Coakley had much better numbers than this a few weeks before she was told the voters wouldn't be hiring her

keep sleeping, Dems

when you awake in November, you'll have some work to do trying to find a new platform that will work

you're doing very well, considering that America is a conservative country

February 12, 2010 8:39 AM  
Anonymous nyuk-nyuk franken goes glub-glub said...

is there a poll to find out why polls always turn out to be wrong on election day?

February 12, 2010 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asked about the move by the Obama administration and top military brass to end the don't-ask-don't-tell policy, Cheney said, "I think the society has moved on. I think it's partly a generational question. I say, I'm reluctant to second-guess the military in this regard...When the chiefs come forward and say, ;We think we can do it,' then it strikes me that it's -- it's time to reconsider the policy. And I think Admiral (Mike) Mullen said that."

February 14, 2010 1:03 PM  

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