Monday, June 01, 2009

Quote of the Day 06/01/2009

"You never want to have the government involved in your business. They're not businessmen; they're bureaucrats. They don't understand capitalism, they don't understand the profit motive and they don't understand the financial industry."

-Philip Orlando, chief equity strategist of Federated Investors Inc.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Quote of the Day 05/29/2009

"A single individual can vanish much more easily than a Wal-Mart."

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Behold the Power of Crises

We have a new motto for the reign of Barack Hussein Obama, Peace be Upon Him. It's not Hope, Change, or Yes He Can, it's Behold the Power of Crises:
(Reuters) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience on Friday "never waste a good crisis," as she highlighted the opportunity of rebuilding economies in a greener, less energy intensive model.

(WSJ) "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama's new chief of staff, told a Wall Street Journal conference of top corporate chief executives [in November].
It is good to know that His Administration has learned from history.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fear Will Save Us

From Big Hollywood:
Taking the oldest trick out of the tyrant's manual, Obama ran on "Hope" to seize power. Then once he had it, he changed the message to "Fear" to keep expectations low and the masses in line. Maybe that strategy was necessary, since between the unpaid taxes, failed cabinet appointments, the Blago scandal, raging debate over the "spend-u-lous" package and the continued decline of the markets, World War I had a more inspiring first 100 days.
This ignores of course that World War I ended a mere four years later with a death toll almost certainly less than World War II. In our fear, we can find Hope.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama, Pray for Us

El Paso, Tx - 2,000 miles outside the Beltway

The El Paso Times reports:

EL PASO -- A man who jumped 60 feet to his death from the Spaghetti Bowl on Thursday left a note with a message for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

A note to "Obama" was found in the man's car, which was parked on the top ramp of the Spaghetti Bowl.

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Police confirmed that the man left behind a note that read, "Obama take care of my family."

No word yet on whether the "man" is a relative of The Obama. As Mark Steyn writes:

The Senator is a wealthy man, mainly on the strength of two bestselling books offering his biography in lieu of policy and accomplishments. Many lively members of his Kenyan family occur as supporting characters in his story and provide the vivid color in it. But they too are not merely two-dimensional cartoons. His Aunt Zeituni, a memorable figure in Obama's writing, turned up for real last week, when the dogged James Bone of the London Times tracked her down. She lives in a rundown housing project in Boston.

In his Wednesday night infomercial, Obama declared that his "fundamental belief" was that "I am my brother's keeper." Back in Kenya, his brother lives in a shack on 12 bucks a year. If Barack is his brother's keeper, why couldn't he send him a $10 bill and nearly double the guy's income? The reality is that Barack Obama assumes the government should be his brother's keeper, and his aunt's keeper. Why be surprised by that? For 20 years in Illinois, Obama has marinated in the swamps of the Chicago political machine and the campus radicalism of William Ayers and Rashid Khalidi. In such a world, the redistributive urge is more or less a minimum entry qualification.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

GOP Convention in Four and a Half Quotes

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN - 1,100 miles outside the Beltway

For those who missed it, a few selections from the 2008 Republican National Convention - the most watched political convention ever.

Mike Huckabee's speech to the RNC:
Let me make something clear tonight: I'm not a Republican because I grew up rich. I'm a Republican because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.
Rudy Giuliani's keynote address:
"Change" is not a destination ... just as "hope" is not a strategy.
Sarah Palin's introduction:

Crowd cheers continuously for three minutes, is interrupted by the governor, and starts cheering again.

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I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment.

And I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.

But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this great country.

John McCain's Acceptance Speech:
If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you're disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist in our Armed Forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier. Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Washington State University Snubs Idaho-Born Candidate

Recycled News from Spokane, Washington - 2,500 miles outside the Beltway

Washington State University and the City of Spokane rejected an offer to host the only vice-presidential debate in 2008 because the vice-presidency just isn't important enough for America's 110th largest city. Now, we have a Republican nominee born in Sandpoint, ID (a mere 75 miles from Spokane), attended North Idaho College (a mere 30 miles away), and attended the University of Idaho (7 miles from WSU). As the Spokesman-Review notes:

On Friday, Sarah Louise Heath Palin -- the current governor of Alaska -- became John McCain’s surprise vice presidential pick.

It's only the second time in history that a former Pacific Northwest resident has made a presidential ticket. Charles McNary of Oregon was Republican Wendell Wilkie's running mate in 1940.

If elected, Palin would be the first Northwest resident to serve as either vice president or president.

Ooops.

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