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Chris Christie is more than OK

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

This is why Chris Christie is a badasss:

Chris Christie: The Scourge of Trenton

The article details just how Christie went about shaking up the entrenched tax-and-spend clique in New Jersey.  If it worked there, where else could it work?

(via Ace‘s sidebar)


It’s a swing… and A MISS!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010


In Which Karl Denninger Jams Timmah Geithner Old Skool Style

Geithner apparently wrote an op-ed in the Fishwrapper of Record™ (NYT), trying so very hard to convince all of us that his actions have Saved the Economy.  Denninger, of The Market Ticker, meticulously fisks him, taking him to task on every one of his gaseous fabulations.  Here’s just one of the money quotes:

The economic collapse drove tax revenue down, pushing the annual deficit up to $1.3 trillion by last January.

$1.3 trillion eh?  Uh, that’s a lie too:

It was $1.3 trillion in calendar year 2008! In 2009, which is now in the books, it was over $1.6 trillion.

The more than $300 billion you stole from Social Security and Medicare counts, incidentally, and if you lied like this in a public company your ass would be sitting in a federal prison right now.

Oh, for the record, the numbers that went into that graph up above?  They’re yours!

Read the entire article.  It’s not long, and it’s worth every second you spend on it.


Black Hole Stupid

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Just how stupid can you be and still be a member of Congress?

Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

(h/t Lemur King)

Gee, Nancy, if what you say is true, then why don’t we simply fire EVERYBODY in the whole country, give them all unemployment benefits, and then spend our way out of this financial morass?

How stupid is this?  As stupid as a cup of dirt?  My vaunted powers of expression have deserted me.  I must defer to this description of stupid that I found somewhere back sometime ago on some blog, I think:

Annie Potts,” or whatever her real name is, broke all known measurements for stupidity. It was unabashed stupidity. Dumber than grandpa’s claw hammer stupid. Stupid to the bone stupid. Blazing hot mid-day summer sun in Qatar stupid. So stupid it goes past mushrooms on the scale of stupid. It is stupid collapsed on itself – black hole stupid. The event horizon of her stupidity prevents so much as the beginnings of an idea or a rational thought to penetrate the singularity of stupid perched on the top of her emaciated torso. Her grasping to form an idea was some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Pulsar stupid, spinning like an insane dervish spewing more stupidity in one pulse than an entire galaxy of stupid, stupid. She emitted more pure stupidity per second than Congress emits in a year. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by rational thought as to be beyond the ability of intelligent beings to classify it’s stupidity.”

I think I got that from Boortz.


Chris Christie’s Greatest Hits

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010


Readers of this blog should be well aware of my admiration for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s take-no-prisoners approach to governing a state that is in financial crisis.  I have previously posted videos of some of his short speeches here.  For your convenience, here is a link to a “best of” collection of eight of them:

Chris Christie Highlights

Glenn Beck calls this “common sense porn.”  Heh.


What could go wrong?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Yeah, it’s a few days old, but it’s still funny:

From Hillbuzz.



Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Click HERE to see larger version of this graph.

Via Captain Capitalism.


Throw the bums out!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

– Elphaba


It’s clobberin’ time!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

– Wiccapundit

I was saving this pic for when/IF the news came down that ObamaCare had passed.  As of 9:45 Eastern, none of my usual news sources have a final word on it.

UPDATE:  It’s done.  Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!!!!

Screw it, the intent is still the same, no matter what happens with the vote.  Even if an 11th hour procedural Hail Mary works to stop it, every Democrat who voted for this crap and fractured the country over it, adding unnecessary stress to the lives of an already stressed-out populace, deserves to get whupped on by The Thing.  Truly, it IS clobberin’ time!

Election Day 2010 is only 226 days away.  The Revolution begins today.


Proof that mega banks have no heart.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

– Elphaba

I came across this link today by way of Dave Ramsey’s Facebook page. Dave’s mantra is “say no to debt.” I agree with him; it is a boat anchor that will drown you if you aren’t careful, and it will sometimes drown you even when you are. As a result of Ramsey’s influence, we made the decision to never own a credit card again.  It’s tough when times are tight, but your soul is your own, and that is a nice feeling.

This YouTube video was made by Jackie Ramos, a former Bank of America customer service assistant in Kennesaw, Georgia, who was summarily fired for refunding onerous convenience fees, and for putting people on programs to help repay their debt. Keep in mind that BoA is an Obama bailout bank.  This is worth watching, and learning from:

The full transcript can be found at The Consumerist website.