They’re talking about fiscal responsibility?!?

A quick observation:

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, our elected officials in Washington step up and remind all of us just how out of touch with reality they really, truly are. With the ink still drying on the largest spending package in the history of the world, with the country still reeling from the near doubling of an already astronomical budget deficit, President Obama has called together approximately 120 leaders for a summit on . . . get this . . . fiscal responsibility.

I’ll just let that sink in for a moment. It took me a few minutes to quit laughing when I first heard it, too.

Fiscal responsibility? These people? That’s like Billy Joel giving driving lessons. That’s like Michael Jackson talking about babysitting and child safety. Rosie O’Donnell and Michael Moore leading a Weight Watchers meeting. It’s unbelievable! It’s like tailgating in a parking lot for a week before an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Or beating your wife on the way to the domestic violence counselor. It just doesn’t make any sense.

These people need help. These are people that, due to some sort of mental perversion, have no problems with tossing around unfathomable numbers without any thought as to downhill consequences for the people they represent. $5.4 billion here, $650 million there. Now, they’re talking about fiscal responsibility. Insane.

Obama says that they’re going to cut the $1.6 trillion budget deficit in half by the end of his first term, and he says this a week after we spent $787 billion on non-stimulative pet projects for bitter liberals. Does nobody else see the problem here? Does nobody else look at Barack Obama and the Democrats and see Veruca Salt with her fingers crossed behind her back as she accepts the Everlasting Gobstopper? Nobody?

On one hand, Obama and the Democrats claim that their so-called “stimulus” bill will create somewhere between three and four million new jobs, but on the other hand they’re going to increase taxes on the very people who create those jobs by establishing, operating and investing in business. On one hand, Obama and the Democrats insist that they will halve the deficit in four years in part by cutting spending, but on the other hand they’ve just spent $8 billion for a Mag-Lev train for Harry Reid, $2 billion on global warming-related research, $650 million on digital television converter boxes, and more.

Actually, the $335 million spent for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is starting to make sense. It’s merely an example of Congress managing their own risk — that way, when they’re done doing what they’re doing to the American people, they’ve got less of a chance of catching anything nasty.

Perhaps the next summit on fiscal responsibility should be called by Russian PM Vladimir Putin. He seems to have more of a handle on where our country is headed than any of the Democrats in power in Washington.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Jsut wanted to mention something. I was at the local WalMart a couple of weeks ago and they had several pallets full of digital TV converter boxes for sale. Their price? $29.99. So, which politician has the buddy in the TV converter box business? There must be at least one to justify $40coupons for a $30 item.

  2. MIDDLE CLASS GUY says:

    What Chairman Soetoro and his commie friends on the hill mean is that they will follow through on his campaign promises to gut the American military. This will be worse than the Carter and Clinton attacks on our military and our national defense.

    Thanks, Ken

  3. Karen says:

    Well, I suppose BHO could start by completely re-writing last week’s “stimulus” bill and removing some of the more outrageous appropriations. ….but I’ve always been a dreamer!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Veruca Salt!

    CLASSIC! LOL -why I am addicted to reading your website.

    I WANT IT NOW!!! (I know not from Dahl, but the timing is so ironic)

  5. Lisa says:

    Oh good! I wasn’t the only one who did a double take at the headline about the “financial responsibily” meeting today and then started laughing uncontrollably…until I reminded myself that this is serious business.
    Lets not forget …Obama is going to cut $1 Trillion from the debt. Nevermind that he’s already added or proposed adding at least $2 Trillion to the debt since taking office a mere 33 days ago. So… just in case you’re paying attention, President Obama, $2Trillion minus $1Trillion is still $1Trillion you’ve added to our debt in the last month…and I’m sure that your spending spree isn’t over. So…can we just save the dog and pony show when it comes to “financial responsibility”? It hurts when I laugh.

  6. Wheres the birth certificate? says:

    Man, you just gotta love this new math. This government is a joke.

  7. LETS SEE YOUR COLLEGE RECORDS says:

    No wonder Obama’s college records are so tightly sealed and hidden.. he obviously failed MATH.

  8. Anonymous says:

    the most infuriating thing is the way “this guy” talks to the american people like if we were a 3rd world country full idler lazybones,useless individuals

  9. Gail B says:

    As I read this piece, I wondered if anyone has Vladimir Putin’s email address, or know if he is one of the — how many did you say? — 120 world leaders invited to the summit on fiscal responsibility!

    Had to laugh at your scenarios–especially the one about tailgating in the parking lot for a week before an AA meeting. That is wicked funny!

    Who did the political cartoon? Excellent graphic for the read.

  10. MIDDLE CLASS GUY says:

    It was 64 years ago today that the Stars and Stripes were raised on Iwo Jima.

    Thank you to all of our American heroes, past and present, of the U.S.M.C., U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, & U.S. Coast Guard.
    Ken

  11. Anonymous says:

    “Perhaps the next summit on fiscal responsibility should be called by Russian PM Vladimir Putin.”

    He he. I can tell ol’ Putin’s recent “lecture” on economics had a big effect on Jeff and most of the rest of us!

    When I was a kid, I used to read Superman comics. Certain issues involved “Bizarro World,” a planet where everything was done pretty much upside down and backward. People would speed through red lights like they were green (and sometimes crash) and do other absurd, nihilistic, and self-destructive things. Doubling the national debt and then pledging to cut it in half could have been an event in a Bizzaro episode of Superman, but I don’t remember.

    Of course, who needs comic books in this day and time? We are Bizzaro now!

    JV

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m headed to the St. Louis Tea Party this Friday. At least I’ll feel like I’m doing something. I’m sick of writing emails to no avail. Now the loonies are trying to pass a bill to elect some reps for DC! It will be voted on tomorrow! Call, write! DC isn’t a state! Hello!!!!! Totally unconstitutional, but then again so is BO. On a postitve note…the Reps are trying to stop the spending and draw up a bill for a Fair Tax. Where’s the birth certificate and what is taking Orly Taitz so long to file a suit?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Laughing? I was weeping, esp for all the kool-aid idiots buying it.

    Hey, what’s the Billy Joel joke? I must have missed something good.

    Hey Jeff, why when I post does the bottom left hand corner say, “Transferring data via http://www.google.com” I guess they are tracking us!

  14. Patriot4Life says:

    Fiscal responsiblity??? Not only is there what you stated in this article, but I just read that Obama bin Laden’s Secretary of State is planning to announce $900 MILLION, yes, almost $1 BILLION to help rebuild Gaza after Isreal’s “invasion”?!?!?! So, rather than back our allies that were simply defending their country, they are going give money to a terrorist led area?!?!?! Are they kidding … I guess I haven’t been calling him Obama ‘bin Laden’ for nothing!

  15. Anonymous says:

    And speaking of fiscal responsibility, now we’re going to give the Hamas-controlled Palestinian West Bank $900M for “reconstruction”.

    Let me get this straight; the Palestinians harrass Israel by firing rockets indescriminately into civilian areas, goading Israel into retaliation, and now we’re going to go in and repair the Palestinian’s self-inflicted damage so the Muslims feel like we’re being “even-handed”?

    This Obama guy is a piece of work, isn’t he? Apparently he has bought into the moral equivalency between the Palestinian terrorists and the Israelis simply trying to keep from being “driven into the sea”. I love it.

    Old Bob

  16. goddessdivine says:

    What's even sadder are the people who voted for this guy. This guy has done more damage his first 30 days in office than the libs pinned on W his entire 8 years.

    Have you seen the Alan Keyes clip? Food for thought….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkMfToY9Pk&eurl=http://politicalderby.com/&feature=player_embedded

  17. YOU KIDDIN ME? says:

    This is obviously Kenyan algebra.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Did any of yall catch any of Hobama’s address this afternoon to the fiscal responsibility summit? It was sickening as he picked each person to give a remark. The mamby-pamby comments from the libs were absolutely sickening, especially from Rangle. What a joke. The lady community organizer made my stomach churn.

    We are doomed.

  19. SPENDING OUR GRANDBABIES MONEY says:

    Kenyanesian economics.

  20. TEA PARTY FRIDAY says:

    Would it be sexist and racist to say that this is all because we put a woman in control of the purse strings and a token in charge of leadership?

  21. Hope for a Change of Direction says:

    Hmm, if someone wants to be “fiscally responsible”, should they stop being fiscally irresponsible? I have a great idea. If BO really wants to be more “fiscally responsible”, we should start today by cutting HR1 in half and get a head start on being “fiscally responsible”.

    These guys make me wanna puke!

  22. WARM FUZZIES says:

    Ever have one of those one day company pow-wows where everybody just gets all gushy and feel-goody about one another but nothing of any REAL substance is actually accomplished? Todays presser after the financial ‘summit’ was so like that.

  23. 747 COMMUTER says:

    Is it fiscally irresponsible to take a 747 on a 100 mile junket to Williamsburg? This guy has an Air Force One fetish it is appearing.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Hey Jeff! It…iss.. back! More lawsuits about the birth certificate. This time by a military personal.

    http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/23/dr-taitzs-military-action-welcomes-officer-easterling.aspx

  25. tm says:

    This President is a fraud.
    His Democrat majority criminals.

    “Through clever and constant application of propaganda,people can be made to see paradise as hell and, also the other way around,to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise”….adolph hitler

  26. Anonymous says:

    Okay. Lets weigh these two options:

    1) government funds to ACORN and the Palenstinian people, or

    2) government funds for Israel's military?

    When are the Jewish people in this country going to wake up and realize that Mr. O and his Democratic party are not their friends?

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    Baird wants US to reassess aid to Israel

    HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, Jerusalem Post correspondent , THE JERUSALEM POST

    A US congressman plans to brief fellow members of Congress and the Obama administration about his recent trip to Gaza, saying the US should pressure Israel regarding border closures and reassess its military support for the Jewish state.

    Rep. Brian Baird, a Democrat from Washington state, visited Gaza last week with fellow Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and was struck by "the level of destruction, the scope of it, specifically the civilian targets – schools, hospitals, industry." Baird also said Israel had "apparently willfully destroyed any capacity of the Palestinians to rebuild their own infrastructure."

    The trip to Gaza by Baird and Ellison coincided with a separate visit there by John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Their presence marked the first time members of Congress had visited Gaza since US personnel were killed in a roadside bomb in 2003.

    Baird maintained that his fellow congressmen would benefit from his first-hand account of the situation in Gaza, as well as from photos and video footage he took. In addition to pictures of physical devastation in Gaza and families living in make-shift shelter there, Baird also has photos of damage from rocket fire on Sderot, which he condemned and planned to share as well. He also indicated he would like to bring in aid and medical workers from Gaza to share their stories.

    "If our colleagues had seen what we have seen, I think their understanding of the situation would be significantly impacted," he said. "They would care about what happened to the Palestinians."

    Baird added that he hoped they, as well as members of the Obama administration, would come away with a sense that "the US has a responsibility to insist on a change in the situation in Gaza and the situation in the West Bank."

    The congressman said he would like to see more humanitarian aid and goods reaching the people of Gaza, accompanied by open border crossings that would allow Palestinians to travel for trade and medical care.

    He also said he was troubled by the American origin of so much of the IDF weaponry used in Gaza, and suggested that the US should reconsider the military aid it provides and the weapons it sells to Israel.

    "We need to use every pressure available to make these needed changes happen," he said.

    Baird said the Congressional briefing could come as early as next week, with administration briefings being more tentative. He has also talked to Ellison about penning op-eds and otherwise raising awareness of the issue.

    Ellison's office had not responded to queries from The Jerusalem Post by press time.

    Pro-Israel organizations were chagrined at the message Baird was preparing to deliver to his colleagues but said they weren't concerned that many minds would be changed.

    "By and large, we continue to see support for Israel and understand why it was necessary for Israel's leaders to do what they did," one official said about Congress, speaking anonymously. "I'm not afraid of these members coming back and giving a briefing."

    A representative from a dovish Israeli group welcomed Baird's efforts to publicize his experience in Gaza, noting that it was unusual to hold Congressional briefings presenting this perfect, but also didn't expect members' attitudes towards Israel to change.

    "To expect that that would bring about a sharp change in Congress's attitude toward Israel is a reach," he said.

    Meanwhile, the State Department said Monday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would pledge a "substantial" amount of aid for Gaza and the Palestinian Authority at a donors' meeting in Egypt next week.

    The conference, to take place in Sharm e-Sheikh on March 2, was called to raise funds for the reconstruction of Gaza.

    "The United States will announce a substantial pledge of humanitarian assistance and support for the Palestinian Authority," an official said.

    The official declined to give a figure because Congress had yet to approve the sum, but said it could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Preliminary estimates have put the damage in the Gaza Strip following Operation Cast Lead at nearly $2 billion.

    News agencies contributed to this report.
    This article can also be read at http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1235410695275&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull

    Comment: This is the "shot across the bow"-this is about credibility. Read Baird's words in this piece-he is positioning himself as the "expert" in understanding the "plight of the Palestinians"-Ellison is the first Muslim Congress person and will play on this during the coming months. Watch as his representation of the events in Gaza and "Palestine" become THE word we should attend to-we had best become more proactive to set the record correct-the battle continues!

    Posted by GS Don Morris, Ph.D. at 2:38 AM
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    Congressman Ellison-with all due respect!
    Regarding the comments by the two visiting American Congressmen (Feb.22) concerning Israel's Gaza initiative, their harsh judgment as reported is totally one-sided; it lacks even a smattering of understanding of the years of suffering on Israel's side of the border. According to the article in the Post, the visitors had been amply informed 'with kindness and respect' about the needs of people in Gaza but obviously lacked a realistic view of Israel's reasons for the campaign.

    Congressman Ellison should remember that recently, when invited by Fatah to address a rally in St. Paul, MN, his home state, he was unable to speak because of the violent confrontation initiated by a Hamas group that shouted hateful threats against Fatah, even burning an Israeli flag. Despite his pleas of calm, Ellison came face to face with the real Hamas, the terrorist group that rules Gaza; it is they who cause the suffering to those who elected them 'democratically'.

    That both Congressmen Ellison and Baird lack an understanding of our narrative we must ask ourselves why Israel is so delinquent in presenting those facts. Hamas is part of the international network of terrorism; Israel is at the forefront of the battle against this world conflict. Thus, it is unrealistic to seek a regional solution. This is the education that we must give to our visitors and the world.
    This says it all.
    What happens when a fly falls into a coffee cup?

    The Italian – throws the cup and walks away in a fit of rage.
    The Frenchman – takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee.
    The Chinese – eats the fly and throws away the coffee.
    The Russian – drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge.
    The Israeli – sells the coffee to the Frenchman, the fly to the Chinese, buys himself a new cup of coffee and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee.
    The Palestinian – blames the Israeli for the fly falling in his coffee, protests the act of aggression to the UN, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, the Frenchman, The Chinese, and the Russian are all trying to explain to te Israeli that he should give away his cup of coffee to the Palestinian.
    Waiting for Bibi

    Hamas is Here in the USA
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/32640_Hamas_in_Minnesota#rss
    Do you believe in Pikuach Nefesh?
    Do you believe in learning from history? What has worked and what has not worked?
    Ask yourself.
    Do you believe that the ancient Jewish people have the right to their own land in which they can live in peace?
    Ask yourself.
    Are you aware of all the countries and international laws that supported the Balfour Declaration establishing a National Home for the Jewish people in the newly created territory and called the Mandate of Palestine?

  27. Anonymous says:

    Off topic, but posted as This Day in History on excite.com: “Feb 24, 1803, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final interpreter of all constitutional issues.”

    How true is this?

    PS verification word: nedia

  28. Anonymous says:

    Interesting Bible Verse of the Day, too: “Isaiah 51:12-13
    “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass, that you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?”

  29. Anonymous says:

    On the evening of Monday, February 23rd, 2009, the up side down American Flag movement began.

    Take that American flag magnet on the back of your car or truck and flip it up side down.

    Take your American flag that you fly and turn it up side down. Then place the up side down flag on it's poll and let it wave.

    I have an American flag magnet on the back of my truck proudly displayed up side down to indicate Lady Liberty is in distress.

    It sends a silent, peaceful message as more and more show up displayed up side down.

    It will give DC something to think about.

    Two Presidents sent a total of $1.6 trillion to the Fortune 500 CEOs. Some of those CEOs are on record as claiming to not know were their piece of the pie went.

    Any CEO that can not answer to Congress were those funds are should be terminated. They should be escorted from their office building by US Marshalls.

    Congress (and the White House???) should be recalled.

    In the last 19 months, the DOW has *crashed* by almost 50% of it's value. In the next 2 weeks or less, it will crash more then 50% of its value.

    S&P 500; crashing.
    NSDQ; crashing.

    It's so bad, even the price for a barrel of oil is down; crashing.

    For the last three months in a row, 600,000 people per month have been laid off. The lay offs show no end in sight.

    If something doesn't happen soon, and it won't, the credit card industry will be the next to crash and burn. As people lose their jobs and flow of income, credit card payments will be a very low priority for yesterday's consumers.

    The poop has hit the fan. What happens next? Everyone gets a nasty poop shower.

    Here…..it…..comes!

    Get those flags turned up side down!

    And post your actions here.

    Lady Liberty is in serious trouble.

    The peaceful part of this fight to take back America starts now.

    Get those flags turned up side down and let's see how big this spreads.

  30. EINSTEIN says:

    I knew it might happen in my lifetime with the exponential growth in intelligence…. 2 + 2 really equals 1.

  31. MaryAlice says:

    Another $900 million in Fiscal Responsibility

    In addition to the $750 million in US foreign aid the Palestinians received the last 6 years, Obama plans to offer more than $900 million for Gaza construction, U.S. officials said on Monday.

    $900 million divided by a population of 1.5 million is $600 to every man, woman and child in Gaza. THat’s more than the average American will get under Obama’s reparations and redistribution scheme, and none of these Gazans pay U.S. taxes — and they still hate us.

    One deluded official, who asked not to be named, said, “This money is for Gaza and to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It is not going to go to Hamas.”

    I ask how this is possible? This CNN report from the region clearly says that Hamas controls Gaza. How do the geniuses in the White House plan on keeping the money from Hamas, when they control the place?

  32. MaryAlice says:

    From http://www.Freedomworks.org

    Atlanta Tea Party

    Are you absolutely sickened by the decisions that are being made on Pennsylvania Avenue? Does it bother you that your hard-earned dollars are going to be wasted to support Porkulus projects? Are you having a hard time understanding how government infrastructure projects are going to create long-term jobs? Are you ready to make a difference by standing up for our rights and our future?

    If you answered yes to any of those questions, then I would strongly suggest that you plan to attend the ATLANTA TEA PARTY PROTEST this Friday, February 27, 2009 between 11:30am and 1:00pm at the Georgia State Capital Building. If you answered no to any of those questions, then I would immediately schedule a psychological examination with your primary care physician (J). FreedomWorks will be joining forces with Americans for Tax Reform, Smart Growth Politics, The American Spectator, Americans for Prosperity, Top Conservatives on Twitter, College Republicans, Heartland Institute, The National Tax Payers Union, The Young Conservatives Coalition, and local conservative political leaders.

  33. Anonymous says:

    They Should Have Listened to McCain

    Comment from Yahoo finance board:

    In 2005, Sen. John McCain joined a small group of Republican Senators to cosponsor the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act, the strongest legislation introduced up to that time to control Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In a statement, he noted that “For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market…If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie and Freddie pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.

  34. KJE says:

    “Actually, the $335 million spent for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is starting to make sense……..that way, when they’re done doing what they’re doing to the American people, they’ve got less of a chance of catching anything nasty”

    Awesome…. I found a new qoute for my blogging. Its a tad long but I’m using it because of the sad truth behind it. Jeff you are a great American and I appreciate your blog. Keep up the good work!!

  35. MaryAlice says:

    This is a good commentary from Cafferty on CNN

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/24/cafferty.america/index.html

  36. Ian Thorpe says:

    Once again Obama has been learning from the British Labour Government.

    Here’s a litle lesson on how UK government mathematics works. On coming to power in 1997 the Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair gliby promised to cut crime. Saying is always easier than doing but Labour came up with a solution. They decided that crimes committed by the under 16s (a majority of crimes) should not be counted as these are only childish mischief and don’t really mean any harm.
    (Imagine… Ring, ring, “Hello police, my car has just been stolen, crashed and set on fire.”
    “Don’t worry sir, its just kids having fun. They don’t mean any harm”)
    Same with economics. Labour kept telling us of their economic miracle that had kept inflation low while growth boomed. Too bad they had kept inflation low by removing housing costs from the cost of living index.
    Economics is easy once you understand it. You just start from an answer and work backwards eliminating data from the equation until it works out to the answer you started from.

  37. MattD says:

    I read the same headline and laughed out loud and then shook my head in disbelief. Talk about doubletalk. No wonder he can claim to be a Christian and if given a choice would side with Islam. He is a snake covered in butter that is striking and filling the foundations of our country with poison. I think the reason he can get away with it is too many Americans are intellectually asleep, just don’t care, or completely disconnected. “Just give me some money so I can pay my cable bill, or get a converter box and go back to watching TV.” Sometimes I think those HULU commercials are too close to reality.

  38. Anonymous says:

    These taking “undeserved power” are not out to “fix” this problem, rather to “(ab)use” it for their own gain.

    Their goal is to “break America” not enforce or come under the Constitution – we can see that by their lies, deceit and direction (what type of people are being released and who are being punished, enslaved or imprisoned).

    As soon as we “understand” that “they are” in fact the “enemy of our rights and liberty,” the sooner we will be united to act and stand against this Anti-American movement, within the ranks of governing traitors.

    We can say all we want about what is wrong, as they cart us out to containment camps if we don’t conform and obey. And that’s just one of the take over steps.

    “That” is their goal, not caring about you or me, or anyone else who gets in their way.

    See how far we have fallen and been pushed from the real Patriots in Government:
    http://www.usa-patriotism.com/speeches/1774-1899.htm

  39. Anonymous says:

    Coming from Obama a call for a meeting on “Fiscal Responsibility” is code for more pillage and plunder.

    He’s like a revengeful spouse who decides to max out the credit cards before he bolts.

    Unbelievable.

  40. Anonymous says:

    My Son sent this email to me. Thought I’d share it.

    The Dead Horse

    Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day.

    The next day the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news… the horse died.”

    Chuck replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”

    The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”

    Chuck said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”

    The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?”

    Chuck said, “I’m going to raffle him off.”

    The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”

    Chuck said, “Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”

    A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, “What happened with that dead horse?”

    Chuck said, “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $998.”

    The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”

    Chuck said, “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.”

    Chuck grew up and now works for the government. He’s the one who figured out how this “bail-out” is going to work.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Fraud Directly Related to Financial Crisis Probed

    The FBI has opened investigations into more than 500 cases of alleged corporate fraud, including 38 that involve major firms and are “directly related” to the national economic crises, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told
    Congress today (2/11/09).

    The FBI says the number of cases could expand to over 100 firms. There are currently over 530 ongoing corporate fraud financial institution matters directly related to the financial crisis. These are significantly large, similar to Enron.

    The article (from ABC), asks the question: “Will this Federal investigation flesh out all the criminals and scoundrels on and behind the scenes, or will it be used to focus the spotlights away from Congress and the friends of Obama?

    Look at the words “Congress” and “Oversight”; who is being targeted but private enterprise?

    Much as we might wish for a “real investigation” to take place, as the old saying goes “wish in one hand and piss in the other, and see which one gets filled first”.

    http://investigatingobama.blogspot.
    com/2009/02/fbi-investigating-38-
    cases-related-to-html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    _MGT_cSi7Rs

    Incidentally, twice-bailed AIG, facing a 60Billion loss, is asking the government for more aid.

    Where will it end? I just read that Europe is on real shaky ground because they made big loans to the Eastern European countries, and the Euro is starting to slide. How long can O’s “funny money finance” go on, without causing a world financial breakdown?

  42. BlueWater says:

    Obama is pretty smart. He will give his state of the union speech, highlighting his fiscal conference to the American people. Idiots will buy it.

  43. Lisa says:

    On the GAZA issue….

    I’m not sure of the exact verse … but it does say in the bible that G-d will curse those who don’t stand up for Israel.

    I believe that G-d is doing just that to the U.S.

    What would make anyone think that Barack Obama would be a friend to Israel? He was a Muslim at one point in time, taught in those schools. And NO, there is no such thing as a moderate muslim. Obama may have switched to Christianity for the sake of his political career aspirations… but I’m sure that the teachings of Islam from his youth are well ingrained.

    Nevermind the fact that we can’t pay our own bills…. lets bail out the Gaza terrorists too.

  44. whats_up says:

    I find it ironic that we are supposed to beleive that the Repubs will be more fisically conservative than the Dems, what is the basis for this claim, they certianly were not from 2000-06 and Bush never was, so tell me again why I should beleive this?

  45. dc says:

    This situation we find ourselves in, brings a sadness, that I’m sure many others throughout history have acknowledged, before they pulled up their bootstraps and prepared to protect their rights and families.
    Not only is this onslaught unConstitutional, malicious and vile it precludes the destruction of a Nation once under God and His protection.

    But we need not go down without a fight.

    May we who are given the conscientious realization of this “evil intent to destroy what we hold dear,” have the fortitude to stand and secure order, just as our forefathers had to do. Godly direction and strength to do what is good and right.

  46. THOMAS JEFFERSON says:

    dc, I am with you. Lock & Load.

  47. Daniel says:

    I think NPR put it best: “A week ago the president was putting his signature on a package of bills worth $787 billion, adding more red ink to this year’s deficit, Then yesterday, he was preaching restraint and fiscal responsibility, promising to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.” -as reported on NPR and Newsy.com

  48. Anonymous says:

    Here’s that link from Investigating Obama (it doesn’t work in the post above):

    http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2009/02/fbi-investigating-38-cases-related-to.html

  49. Anonymous says:

    Onward Christian Soldiers!
    “We The People” definitely are being taken over.

    Here is a quote from a well-known talk show host from their show 25February2009:

    “…George Will asked Friedrich Von Hayek in 1975, “Professor Von Hayek…?” I’m paraphrasing. “Professor Von Hayek, how do you explain that so many intellectuals and particularly economists do not see right in front of them the success and bounties of capitalism, and want to do away with it?” And Von Hayek says, “I have troubled over this for years, and the only thing I can conclude is that for intellectuals, the excitement is in controlling things — and you don’t control things in capitalism. You control things in socialism.”

    Friedrich Von Hayek brilliantly laid it right out. It’s all about power. It’s all about control, and that’s what Obama’s about. And anybody paying half attention for the past two years and looking at Obama’s associations and his votes, would have to conclude that he is a man mostly at odds with his public pronouncements…”

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