Is it just me or when I hear the name Lois Lerner, I hear “lowest learner” for some reason.
I don’t get this guy.
Is it just me or when I hear the name Lois Lerner, I hear “lowest learner” for some reason.
Here’s a good article about how President Obama hasn’t been able to get anything done lately.
Will Obama suffer the ‘second-term curse’? (washingtonpost.com)
Not four months after his ambitious inaugural address, President Obama finds himself struggling to move his legislative agenda through an unbudging Congress.
And over the past week, two flaring controversies — one over his administration’s handling of the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya, the other over Internal Revenue Service employees targeting tea party groups for special scrutiny — have dominated the discussion in Washington.
On Friday, for instance, news of the IRS admission and developments surrounding the Benghazi attack turned White House press secretary Jay Carney’s daily briefing into a feeding frenzy and drowned out coverage of a speech that Obama was giving that day on the implementation of the health-care law that stands as his biggest achievement.
I’ve wondered this for years… plants need carbon dioxide and they give off oxygen, which we need to breath. We expel CO2. It’s a cycle. I learned it in school when I was young – in Science class, even. It’s a very simple equation. Where in this equation is it beneficial to reduce CO2?
Harrison H. Schmitt and William Happer: In Defense of Carbon Dioxide (online.wsj.com)
The demonized chemical compound is a boon to plant life and has little correlation with global temperature.
We know that carbon dioxide has been a much larger fraction of the earth’s atmosphere than it is today, and the geological record shows that life flourished on land and in the oceans during those times. The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.
If you believe in Global Warming (or Global Cooling, which they change to once in a while – not consistent), then you’re believing in a something that’s not true. Don’t believe a politician (Al Gore) who is trying to play a scientist on TV and don’t believe that a consensus on something is true science because it’s simply not. It’s made up to pass a political agenda. Just because something it repeated a lot doesn’t make it true… use your brains, people.
It’s a slippery slope and it’s what you get with Obama. Thanks for voting this guy in, everyone.
Did you get that? They say having someone share the Christian gospel with you is akin to being raped.
Yes, this Sequester (still a bad name for it) was Obama’s idea… not many people seem to remember that but it is. He suggested it. He’s now against it. It seems Obama just says what sounds right at the time and doesn’t stick to his guns or have integrity – that’s not just me saying it… look at Obama’s actions here – it’s what he’s doing.
Democrats are now trying to blame these Air Traffic Controller cuts (furloughs) on Republicans. Again, not true at all… but the bottom line is that this is happening on Obama’s watch / while he is president. Let’s not forget that.
The President isn’t able to persuade things to go his way. He’s ineffective. He wanted a gun control bill to go through and it didn’t pass. He’s having trouble with an immigration bill, too.
Obama can say things but the bottom line is that these things are happening while he is in charge. This is fair to say because it’s true. Bush got blamed for LOTS of stuff that happened while he was President, so the same goes here.
Someone posted this on Facebook:
and it says this:
“Let me get this straight – you want to drug test every person applying for welfare because 2.6% of them are using drugs but you feel that mandatory background checks for anyone buying a gun is a violation of rights?”
Um… yeah. Um, hell yeah!
(Well, both are my money, actually) – here’s more:
What’s not to get here?
The comparison doesn’t make sense at all, which doesn’t surprise me… you lefties are just wired different in your brain and you don’t know how to process facts or process them correctly. What does a private citizen buying a product have to do with the government providing someone with a check and the possibility that they might spend that money on illegal drugs? Let’s compare car accidents with the average number of marshmallows in a bag while we’re at it.
You lefties post something like this and get people to like it and get behind it but we look at this kind of thing and just laugh. You’re standing behind nothing and don’t know it. Go ahead and promote this kind of thing, I don’t care… it’s senseless.
Oh, and you got the 2nd point wrong… we’re not totally against background checks. We’re against the government keeping a list and knowing who has which guns. That scares the socks off of us with any President in power but with this one, it’s so much worse.
So get the facts wrong, post stupid, nonsensical analogies. We’ll keep laughing – it’s entertainment!
So, yet again, BIG NEWS! There’s no such thing as global warming:
Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown (reuters.com)
(yeah, we knew that it was a hoax but it’s apparently news to some people)
There’s more carbon dioxide and yet we’re cooling, not warming. The scientists’ “consensus” (guess, not true science) was wrong.
The problem is, they’re looking at one tiny, tiny part of time and casting assumptions based on very limited data. That’s not scientific at all.
The other problem is, laws and policy and scaring people is going based on untrue science. That means it’s political and that’s all. Your kids are being taught it as truth… oh, and they’re also taught what “scientific” means and what the “scientific method” is but those things completely contradict with Global Warming.
Oh, that’s right… it’s Global Cooling now – no, that was in the late 1980s… then it became warming… no, we’re back to cooling now.
Yeah, VERY scientific.
Maybe they don’t know. Maybe we shouldn’t be basing laws and policies on something like this – what do you think?
I like the analogy of being diagnosed with a disease like cancer… you find out you have it and then you find out you don’t – so, you’re happy about it, right? Of course. So why isn’t the “there is no global warming” news something everyone is happy about?
According to Al Gore, by about 2016, the earth will be destroyed because of global warming. Here’s Rush’s story and countdown clock:
Algore: We Have Ten Years Left Before Earth Cooks (rushlimbaugh.com)
Happy Warming – or Cooling (?)
This is unbelievable and most people do not even know this is happening: 828 pages of new Obamacare regulations in ONE day.
Photo: 828 pages of new Obamacare regulations in just one day (washingtonexaminer.com)
If you’ve jumped on the electric car bandwagon because you want to be green, you may actually be doing more “damage” instead.
Sure, the technology is new and needs to mature – I get that. The thing that’s just sickening are these people that buy electric cars, brag about it think they’re saving the Earth or something. They simply have no idea about what they’re doing. All they are trying to do is cure their own guilt for being a human on the planet – where they think they are the cause for all the “problems” the Earth has.
Bjorn Lomborg: Green Cars Have a Dirty Little Secret (online.wsj.com)
Producing and charging electric cars means heavy carbon-dioxide emissions.
But remember, the production of the electric car has already resulted in sizeable emissions—the equivalent of 80,000 miles of travel in the vehicle.
So unless the electric car is driven a lot, it will never get ahead environmentally.
These “green” people have a problem. They think the Earth isn’t strong. They think nature isn’t strong and they’re arrogant because they think man is stronger than nature. They think man can actually kill nature. This is truly arrogant. They think humans are the problem and that nature cannot take care of things like pollution.
More arrogance. They also think that what humans do affect the weather. The weather – that man can change the weather – are you kidding?
That’s what they think. Progressives think that humans are so powerful that they can affect how the Earth’s weather patterns go. Forget that the Earth goes through cycles that are tens of thousands of years in length and that we don’t know all the mysteries of the universe. We’ve just seen things the last 50 or 5000 years and we cast those assumptions across the whole universe. What tiny minds they have – and they accuse us conservatives about not having open minds – hypocrites!
In truth, the Earth was created for us to use. It’s strong. It has systems in place to take care of anything that humans can do to it. Sure, we have to be good stewards of it – that I believe. We can’t just trash the place or yes, it’ll be bad and take too long to recover. I’m all about recycling and doing our part – just not to the point where it stunts economic growth and moves us backwards. There needs to be balance. So just ease up a bit.
Speaking of hypocrites – check out this post from my photo blog – it’s here at my office… there are other companies here and I guess you can just steal electricity for your electric car wherever you can find an outlet it looks like:
So if You Have an Electric Car, You Can Just Steal Electricity Apparently (photoblog.tonyherman.com)
You lefties have good intentions. I get that. You’re trying to do good but I think you’re just really trying to take care of your own guilt, that’s all. There are unintended consequences of what you think is right that you just don’t see. You don’t think that far ahead – you only go for the emotion and not the facts. It’s ok – your minds don’t work on facts… you’re not wired that way. You’re taking the easy route instead of thinking logically. It’s very easy to be a liberal and it takes work to be a conservative. You don’t want to do the work and that’s where you are at. Start accepting that.
This is why more people are liberal when they’re younger and turn conservative as they get older. They get wiser. They really start looking at logic instead of emotion. Maybe you’re not there yet. Maybe you’ll mature and see later in life that you were wrong. You’re simply not there yet, so you can’t see it – it’s pretty much impossible for you at this point (so an argument on this point is useless). Just know that it can happen.
I like the phrase: “you don’t know what you don’t know” – and it’s true. Since you can see what’s right, you don’t know you’re wrong. Think about it – going with emotion IS the easy way. Anyone can do that. Doing research and using real facts takes thinking, logic and guts.
I usually don’t get comments here on this blog but I’d love for one of you liberals to respond to this. I can just see you getting emotional and hot in the head right now. You’re just waiting to gush it all out here in the comments in your immature way. You don’t have enough control of your emotions. You haven’t developed that far yet. Go for it. I’ll enjoy watching it.
Ok, I don’t intend to be mean… again, I’m just making a point. You just see it on blogs and news stories so much – liberals getting all emotional and not using reason in their responses. What you don’t realize is that it’s virtually impossible to reason with an unreasonable person. You let emotion take over, you change the subject and the conversation goes nowhere. It ends up with one of these statements:
What’s funny to me is that I can see things from your side but you can’t see things from my side and I’m considered to not be open mined. Your logic makes no sense but yeah… you can’t see it. Argument with a liberal is futile.
There you go. I just said in the headline what most of us conservatives are thinking.
What Rand Paul did with the filibuster was great. We need more of that. We need less of John McCain and his “reaching across the aisle” type of wimpy compromise that simply has not worked (the same with Lindsey Graham). McCain is old school. That sucks. That time is over. The time of conservatives like Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Paul Ryan is where things need to go.
Some news stories:
In the next week, I plan to write a letter to the RNC as I send in my donation. I’m going to tell them that it’ll be my last donation unless they change their act. I’ve had enough!
Here in Madison, it’s not easy to get ammo but I thought that was just Madison. I thought that was just us conservatives in Madison kind of freaking out a little and just trying to buy it up to have it but it turns out this is everywhere. I went to a ammo shop up in Minocqua, WI yesterday and the guy would only let me buy 2 boxes of anything.
The US Government has bought enough ammunition to run the Iraq war for 30 years. That’s a lot of ammo. People are starting to get paranoid, with good reason, too. This is strange.
The guy at the ammo shop had more insight, which I thought was interesting and a little scary. He said that there’s a law where ammo companies have to first honor government contracts for ammunition before they can manufacture it for the general public / private citizens. With the huge orders that the government is putting in, ammunition is very, very scarce now. He suggesting buying all that you can.
I’ve been trying to buy some extra magazines and even those are hard to get. Here’s what I got from the online retailer that I placed an order with:
At this time, all backordered ammunition and magazines are 6 – 12 months out from original order date. Barring any legal or regulatory changes, your order(s) will be filled in the order received with your purchase price honored.
He even said that his son is a sheriff in the Quad Cities and they’re sending out a plea to get ammo. They so depleted that they can’t do live ammo training anymore. When the police can’t even get the bullets they need to train or protect the citizens, that’s pretty scary.
Even the materials reloaders would need to reload used shells is hard to get. Those materials have all been bought up, too.
It seems that rumors are out there, which I guess I’m contributing to here. Yes, I have one anecdotal story here but stuff like this makes you scratch your head a little.
Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true, sort of.
The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them — roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States — for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.
I’m not some gun nut out there. I’m just a citizen and this country was founded on the premise that the citizens of this country had the right to protect themselves from a government that might try to overtake them. There’s now domestic drones out there. Stuff like this should scare your socks off or at least make you wonder what’s going on.
It seems that the days of going to the gun range are over. Get all the ammo that you can. Yes, the ammunition manufacturers are probably pretty happy with the government orders. I’m sure they’re doing well and enjoying the high demand for their products. This whole situation is just scary for me – the fact that this is even being discussed – that the American people have to be concerned about stocking up on ammo. I never thought I’d see that day except when the Cold War was going on.
He’s moving from emergency to emergency. Disaster is coming!!!
Wait a sec… Obama wanted this, he said he’d block any efforts to stop it and Obama gets to decide what gets cut.
So, it’s all him – it’s all Obama!
Obama said that he signed a bill to cut spending (doing our “fair share”), which sounds good, right? So how does he now get to say that the same thing is going to hurt people and it can’t happen?
Obama’s out there saying it’s the Republicans’ fault. How? It’s clearly not. Anyone can see that.
We’re getting tired of all these emergencies… the fiscal cliff, blah, blah, blah.
Obama is going to be associated with panic and emergency and tragedy.
You know what? The American people are tough. The ones I know, anyway. We don’t need to be spoon fed by the government. We’ll get by. Bring on all that’s going to happen if these “cuts” take place. We’ll bounce back. Do you know why?
There are NO cuts. It’s just a cut in the increase. If things were set to increase in funding by $200,000, now they’re only getting $100,000 or something like that. That’s not a cut. Nothing’s being cut!
We’re basically going to be at 2011 levels and things weren’t as bad as Obama is projecting. In fact, Obama was running things in 2011, right? Is he saying that if we go back to 2011 funding of the government, things will be so terrible… when he was running things? I remember that time (2011). There was no panic. So why is going back to that so terrible?
People are still mesmerized with Obama even though he’s not doing well. I don’t get it. I guess I’m not one of these easily swayed minds.
It really comes down to the big media out there. The same people (we’re calling them “low information voters”) that hate corporation get their news from big corporations. I call this “drinking the Kool-Aid” because they’re just taking their spoon fed medicine. These people don’t have time to really find out about issues and believe that what they hear on NBC Nightly News is actually true or without bias. Wow, I just sounded like one of those conspiracy theorists when I said that but, well, it’s true. When you’re outside of it, everyone inside of it area the ones that look crazy. Think about that.
So here’s the headline and story:
Polls Show Dissatisfaction With Country’s Direction, but Support for Obama’s Agenda (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
Just ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, new polls find continued public dissatisfaction with the direction of the country, yet support for several of the policies the president has said he will push in his second term.
Americans are not happy with where the country is heading but they support the policies of the person leading the country.
That clearly is bassackwards.
Listening to Rush today (not the band), he had some good points about this:
It Finally Hit Me: Barack Obama Will Never Be Held Responsible for Anything (rushlimbaugh.com)
How in the world can people be dissatisfied with the country’s direction while at the same time support the very agenda that’s causing it? This just doesn’t compute to you and me. We recognize that it is Obama’s agenda which is leading to the problems this country has and thus the dissatisfaction that people have regarding the country’s direction. But the majority of people who vote, there is no connection of those two things whatsoever. They support Obama’s agenda, and they are terribly unhappy about the direction of the country, and, therefore, they do not associate Obama’s agenda or his policies with the direction of the country.
They do not associate Obama’s policies with what has happened to the country. They don’t associate all the spending and all the debt with the lack of jobs. They don’t make that connection, they don’t see any connection, they don’t see it at all. Now, to me this is an eye-opener, and it’s going to force me to assess exactly how to go forward here in dealing with these people. The idea is to persuade them. I mean, they are the low-information voters.
So Obama is not at all connected to the tragic destruction of this country. He is seen as somebody who wants to fix it. It’s the same thing as people seeing Colonel Sanders as a guy running a hospital to save chickens. Wouldn’t compute. It wouldn’t make any sense. But that’s how he’s viewed. Now, maybe one reason is that he’s successfully blamed Bush all these years and the exit polling data last November, vast majority of people still do blame Bush for the economy, but it’s more than that. It’s that Obama never, ever, allows himself to be seen as governing. He is constantly campaigning.
Obama is not seen as the guy behind the curtains pulling the levers. Obama is not seen as the guy who does not like the way the country was founded and is trying to take this country in a different direction. He’s not seen at all in the way he really is. It can’t all be because of the media.
…the people that voted for Romney — do not associate Obama with any of the problems in the country. This is what you and I are gonna have to learn and learn fast. No matter what is said, no matter what evidence happens, no matter what’s reported, it will not be possible to connect Obama to the negativity that’s happening in the country today because he’s campaigning against it himself. That’s the reason for the perpetual, never-ending campaign. It is why, in eight years, he will never allow himself for even one day to be seen as actually governing or presiding over any of this.
There it is and Rush also said this… Obama is a community organizer, he gets people all riled up about something, suggests a plan, steps back while it’s implemented, then complains with them when it doesn’t work.
Bam! Nailed it!
Obama isn’t seen as the one causing the problems because he complains about the problems he created. Is that genius or what? Seriously. If you don’t see that, then you’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid and you have to actually think to escape from Obamaland.
For example, this whole sequestration thing was Obama’s idea and now he’s against it and is blaming it on the Republicans. He’s getting away with saying it and Obama says that all the time.
We’re in a spot where Obama is campaigning against himself, basically. The big media is following right along and the American people are being spoon fed this propaganda. They’re swallowing it and believing what they’re tasting because they don’t care. They’re more concerned about getting their government checks and trying to be like Jay-Z. They want their 15 minutes of fame and that’s it. It’s just “me, me, me” and Obama knows how to play to them… which really isn’t that difficult.
This is a little strange, right?
DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition (infowars.com)
To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.
Well, we told you it wasn’t going to be free. People thought Obamacare would be free – that the government would take care of them. Well… check this out:
RS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family (cnsnews.com)
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
Ok, let’s think about this a minute… the rich, in a way, are rich because they use legal tax loopholes to avoid paying more taxes. They’re keeping more of their own money and they actually aren’t keeping it but are investing it there way – where they know they will make more. More money being invested means more jobs because there’s more money to lend to small businesses, who need the money.
If you take away those tax loopholes, you’ll get less rich people, right? The government will take more of their money.
So do we really want a nation with less rich people?
You want to work for a rich person, not a poor person, right?
Wouldn’t it be better to have a nation of rich people than a nation of poor people? Don’t you think everyone would benefit if we had a nation of rich people?
So taking away these legal tax loopholes really doesn’t make sense. Think about that. It’s better if people (rich or poor) keep more of their own money. We’re letting the poor people keep basically all of their money – they’re not taxed hardly at all.
Tax loopholes ARE legal. They’re part of the U.S. tax law – they are the tax law. They’re just deductions, basically. You could say that the poor not paying taxes is a loophole. It’s the same thing.
Read about how taxes work.
And, by the way… you don’t really need to be rich to take advantage of the legal loopholes that the rich use. They basically just form a corporation and that’s easy to do. Once you do that, your business expenses are deducted from what you make and you get taxed less. Anyone can do it, really. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do it.
That’s the result of President Obama’s first term – more Americans without jobs. Wait, is that what Obama promised? And Americans voted for more of that. Hmm.
8.5 Million Americans Left Labor Force In Obama’s First Term (newsbusters.org)
“This means that there are currently 8.5 million more Americans not in the labor force than just four years ago.”
Obama is abusing his power. It’s official (although we knew it all along):
Obama recess appointments unconstitutional (washingtontimes.com)
In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.
That’s the kind of answer you’d expect when arguing with your teenager, right?
Clinton Shouts: ‘What Difference … Does It Make?’ (weeklystandard.com)
Yeah, what if Nixon said that?
Is that an allowable excuse now? REALLY?
This is getting really pathetic.
Most people (who are low information voters) think that there was a guy named Ben Gazi that was a hostage and was killed. The media is really not doing their job. If you’re just listening to NBC Nightly News or ABC News at night, you don’t know squat and, I’m sorry to say it, but YOU are these low information voters that are just drinking the Kool-Aid. You should not be voting.
Check out this fact check video:
A few, notable facts (keep in mind that Piers wants the US to be more like the UK – that’s what he keeps saying):
So… yes, Piers Morgan is simply an idiot and has no idea what he’s talking about.