Category Archives: Success and Failure

WTF? Republican House Leadership Willing To Spend An Unnecessary $105 Billion Extra So They Can Cut $61 Billion?!?

Feel that curious tickling between your shoulder blades?

Why, I do believe its a knife!

Read this and weep fellow Conservatives.

The House Leadership is at all not serious about stopping or defunding Obamacare. Or even cutting the budget.

See if you can follow their glorious logic: (bolding mine)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy have consistently blocked efforts by Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann to defund the so-called “Obamacare slush fund” via the continuing resolution or House spending bills, despite being told by House Republican leadership staff that they could do so under current House rules.

“There is no way we can include their [Bachmann and King's] amendment; it would just bog us down and undercut the leadership goal of getting real cutting done through negotiations with Democrats and the White House,” says a leadership aide, sticking to talking points generated out of Cantor’s office after Tuesday’s vote in the House to extend funding for government through early April.

Bachmann and King have been pressing to zero out the $105 billion that funds the Obama Administration’s implementation of the president’s health care plan.
Despite broad support among the American public for Congress to draw back spending on Obamacare, it has done nothing to remove the $105 billion that the previous Congress had allocated. Under the terms of the funding allocation, about $5 billion is budgeted for implementation purposes in FY2011, while another $100 billion has been appropriated for FY2012 through 2020.

Artist's Interpretation of Speaker Boehner's Response to Challenging Democrats on Obamacare

Wow, that is some mighty fine thinkin’ right there.

Let’s see if we can follow along:

The Republicans gained the House based on the promise that they would kill Obamacare and bring the budget under control.

If we take the House Leadership at it’s word (I know, I know), that means that the $105 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund is a completely unnecessary and wasteful expenditure.

Completely. Unnecessary. And. Wasteful.

Because the $105 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund is aimed at implementing a program that is to be defunded and dismantled. Thus, that particular bit of legislation should be eliminated along with the proposed $66 Billion in cuts for a net savings to the American taxpayer of $166 Billion.

But, the House Leadership doesn’t want to touch the completely unneccessary and wasteful $105 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund because ” it would just bog us down and undercut the leadership goal of getting real cutting done through negotiations with Democrats and the White House,”.

So, to get those “real cuts” of $66 Billion, we, the American taxpayer have to spend $105 Billion in real money toward funding a program we neither want nor need. A program, which in any case is to be defunded, dismantled, and eliminated.

That means the budget will be cut….lessee carry the one…pi times e equals…wow, Washington math is hard!!!….

Finally! That means the budget will be cut a grand total of -$44 Billion.

Or stated another way the budget will increase $44 Billion all the while funding our political enemies ability to create and implement the infrastructure of Obamacare.

Really? This is the best they can do?

What a bunch of whipped dogs…pitiful….just pitiful…

Well, call your Congress critters, please be polite but let them know in no uncertain terms that their political future depends on killing this funding now.

I don’t believe we need to go Third Party yet. Its better to take over the Republican Party infrastructure by primarying the spend-a-holics out.

If Ol’ Wet Eyes can’t lead any better than this, he needs to be sent back to the bar.

We need tough men and strong women with steel spines for the battle ahead.

Not pitiful whipped dogs peeing the carpet in fear.

POST-SCRIPT:

And while we’re on the topic, how about a clawback for all those unspent “Stimulus” funds?

If you can’t make the argument for recovering those unspent funds that aren’t “stimulating” anything, well, you simply need to go home and let serious men and women do the job.

Previously On naturalfake:

Gov. Ed Rendell’s Weird Definition of Success Fails the People of Pennsylvania

Deck Your Junk With Gonorrhea: A TSA Holiday Hint

Slurpee Flavors Foretell Downfall of Obama Presidency!

The Passion Of The Pickle-Yeller

MoDo is dissatisfied with President Obama.

She’s not alone.

Lately, there’s been quite a bit of dissatisfaction with President Obama from those on the left.

They want to tell us it’s because he’s too intelligent, too intellectual, though to be honest I’ve never seen any evidence of that: Obama seems to be unable or unwilling to process new information and act on on it. That doesn’t exactly scream intelligence. As MoDo alludes, Obama is constantly rediscovering the bleeding obvious.

Obama’s disengaged, even disinterested, style confuses them. The President states a goal then backs away from the process until the dog’s breakfast of a bill splats on his desk for him to finger-trace his signature in.

And yes, it is a puzzlement as everyone is aware of the of the formidable executive skills of constitutional law professors, presidents of law reviews, as well as senators who constantly vote present and who have never introduced nor guided any major legislation.

What the MoDos of the world forget is the one job Obama held where he could be considered an unqualified success. The one job that they assured us made him best qualified to be President.

I refer, of course, to the years Barack Obama spent as a pickle-yeller.

Oh, did I say pickle-yeller?

Excuse me. I meant to say community organizer.

Though to my mind, they’re one in the same.

Here’s a quick video of a community organizer:

Sorry, sorry. Of course, I meant that was a quick video of a pickle-yeller. Continue reading

The Greatest Tragedy Is That You Get Used To It

Here’s Ted Koppel on the BBC opining on America’s reaction to the Panty Bomber.

What’s interesting is Koppel’s statement that we should imitate France and Israel in reacting to terrorism.

Now you might think ol’ Ted’s gone all hardcore on us and is referring to such things as the special French anti-terrorism courts which can hold anyone suspected of conspiracy to commit terrorism indefinitely until the evidence is gathered against them. But no, you would be wrong. Continue reading

AVATAR: A Violent Right-Wing Fantasy

Conservative film director James Cameron once again tweaks the noses of the Hollywood Left by taking dead aim at the Obama Administration in his new movie, AVATAR.

Throughout the years, Cameron has received as much opprobrium from critics for the blatant, in-your-face, right-wing ideology that animates most of his movies as he has acclaim as one of Hollywood’s best action directors and storytellers.

Cameron’s political streak first surfaced in the smash hit, “Terminator”, a movie which pitted the ultimate abortionist from the future against a young mother desperately trying to protect the life of her unborn child. In the sequel and even bigger blockbuster, “Terminator 2″, the ultimate abortionist learns to respect human life as he joins forces with the mother to protect her now teenage son from the forces of faceless, robotic collectivization.

And so on from “Aliens” a decidedly un-PC and controversial fever dream about the clash between Native Americans and the “New World” colonists from Europe to “True Lies”, an expose of the threat of Islamic nuclear terrorism through “Titanic”, a sly parody of the Clinton administration in which a young man’s dreams of a better life in America and his pursuit of true love are destroyed by criminality, incompetence, and mismanagement at the highest levels.

Now, James Cameron and Fox have bet 500 million dollars that the film-going public will rally round a state of the art, 3D GCI enhanced fable concerning the Democrats’ and President Obama’s attempts to destroy the American dream.

The Tea Party is where?

Be warned. Beyond this point there be *SPOILERS*. Continue reading

Fruit of the Poison Tree, Tarts From the Poison Fruit

There’s a legal concept known as “fruit of the poison tree”. Basically, it states that any evidence or conclusions derived from improper or illegal techniques are inadmissible in court.

In the world of science, “fruit of the poison tree” would be any research that did not follow the well-established methods of scientific proof. Methods which include maintaining the integrity of observed, raw data. The reproducibility of results. Open availability of data for independent review and confirmation. Accurate prediction of future data by any model or theory derived from that data. At a minimum any theoretical model should completely and accurately predict past data points and phenomena.

As a for instance, Freud’s theories are no longer considered scientific. Why? The major reason is that they are completely useless for predicting future human behavior. Despite the nearly complete consensus of psychiatrists a generation ago that Freudianism represented hard scientific reality, it doesn’t.

Today, no one would take you seriously as a scientist if you based your work upon Freud.

The theories of Karl Marx were once considered scientific. They no longer are. Why? Lack of predictability for one and the use of outdated and thus irrelevant data in the formation of his theories, poor modeling.

Margaret Mead, once a giant in the field of Anthropology, is now regarded as nothing more than a fraud. Why? She made up false data to buttress her fantasies of what human behavior should be. Incidentally, and perhaps tellingly, she ended her days practicing witchcraft.

The scary thing about the above three is that while we know their theories are nothing but nonsense. Their work is still used as pillars of leftist thought and policy.

Thus, we come to global warming and Copenhagen.

Take a bite of Global Warming, my dear. It's yummy, yummy science!

We know from the ongoing CRU email scandal that climate change “science” is likely nothing of the sort. What the exact upshot of all of this will be professionally, legally, and scientifically for the Jones/Mann axis and other climate scientists is hard to say at this point. However, I suspect that climate change as a force in science, perhaps politics, is dead. Or at least, certainly should be.

What surprises me is that it was ever taken seriously in the first place. Continue reading

This Is What It Sounds Like When Gods Die

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
YEEEAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
LA-LA-LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU! LA-LA-LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU! LA-LA-LA-LA-LA
I DO BELIEVE! I DO BELIEVE! I DO BELIEVE! I DO BELIEVE! I DO BELIEVE!
YOU….YOU LIED TO ME! IT’S ALL A LIE!!!!! YOU LIED TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
CAST OUT THE UNBELIEVERS AND CLEAVE TO ME YOUR PRIEST!

Well, don’t worry. This fellow’s line of reasoning suggests you’ll be better off without all of your silly superstitions and absurd beliefs.

There, there. It’ll all be better soon…..

Still feeling blue? Aww……poor little feller, you still want to believe in global warming, don’t you?

Well, never let it be said that naturalfake is without sympathy for those is spiritual anguish!

Since there’s absolutely no longer any scientific reason for your belief in global warming, especially, anthropogenic global warming or as I like to call it man-made global warming, you’re free to believe it’s caused by anything you’d like.

May I suggest that instead of mankind as your villain for mythological global warming, you choose the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

He’s just as scientific as your previous beliefs and far more scary.

That's right, bitches! I cause global warming and get it on with naked men! What're you gonna do about it?

From now on, naturalfake will be your International Climate Research Center for FLYING-SPAGHETTI-MONSTEROCENTRIC GLOBAL WARMING.

We will soon be selling Spaghetti Trading Credits to Stop Flying-Spaghetti-Monsterocentric Global Warming.

Please do your part and buy them. Only you can stop FSMGW!

Do it for the children!

UPDATE: DON’T STOP BELIEVING!!!!

Relax, Dr Curry. Or rather, panic! We must stop Flying-Spaghetti-Monsterocentric Global Warming! Don’t be a denier! The science is settled!!!

UPDATE 2: YOU CAN’T MAKE ME LOOK!!! YOU! CAN’T! MAKE! ME! LOOK!

UPDATE 3: HIDE OUR SACRED SCROLLS!!! THAT THE UNBELIEVER MAY NOT SEE!!!

AXELROD SIDELINED!!! OBAMA CEDES CONTROL OF 2012 REELECTION BID TO MUSLIM POLITICAL MASTERMIND!

In a surprising move to placate his increasingly disaffected left-wing supporters, President Obama gave control of his 2012 re-election bid to a political mastermind from the Muslim world.

naturalfake has learned that the political operative, known for his community organizing efforts around the Muslim world, is especially famous for successful operations here in the United States of America.

Since New York City provided the backdrop for the operative’s most spectacular success, the city will once again serve as his base of operations.

The name of the political operative who now controls President Obama’s electoral future?

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

KSM photo taken at Qandahar Glamour Shots

In an exclusive interview below, naturalfake gets to the heart of KSM’s new political efforts.

nf: I’ll bet you you were surprised when President Obama had you come to New York.

KSM: I was. But, he’s given me everything I could possibly want – hundreds of millions of dollars of world-wide media and an almost completely open forum for hours each and every day.

I’m going to use it to jump start a new community organizing program within the U.S. Muslim population that I like to call J.I.H.A.D.

nf: J.I.H.A.D.?

KSM: Yes! it stands for Join In! Happy American Democrats! Continue reading

The American Regent

It was a problem for monarchies.

How do you protect the nation if the king is a child or debilitated or missing, if he’s unable, unsuited, or unwilling to fulfill his duties or even flat-out crazy?

The solution was the appointment of a regent. A regent was to act as the head of state, to make decisions that the king was no longer trusted or able to make, to chart the course of government. Thus, the health and welfare of the nation was preserved until either the coronation of a new king or the old king was able to handle his duties.

Some monarchs made famous by their replacement by regents include King George III of the United Kingdom, Emperor Taisho of Japan.

Perhaps the most famous king replaced by a regent was Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria.

While there’s some disagreement over whether Ludwig was truly mad or not, there’s no denying he was an eccentric king. Ludwig showed little interest in governing. Instead, he poured his energies into vastly expensive, self-aggrandizing vanity projects, such as building several fairy palaces.

Neuschwanstein

Oh look, Honey! It's socialized medicine! Ain't it purdy! Wait......maybe... No... Yeah, I think that's cap and trade!


Finally, Ludwig’s irresponsible spending and behavior brought affairs to a head:

By 1885, the king was 14 million marks in debt, had borrowed heavily from his family, and rather than economizing, as his financial ministers advised him, he undertook new opulence and new designs without pause. He demanded that loans be sought from all of Europe’s royalty, and remained aloof from matters of state.

He was replaced by a regent.

America was designed by it’s Founding Fathers to a be a country without a king. The President, while a powerful executive, is still constrained by the separation of powers and the Constitution.

But if the system fails, what then?

What if, as now, we have a President who’s fiscal irresponsibility threatens the future and welfare of the nation? A President who shows little interest in governing beyond his vastly expensive, self-aggrandizing vanity projects. A President, who is almost uniquely unsuited to serve.

What if, as now, the President’s advisers and counselors are even more radical and less fiscally responsible than he is?

What if those who should constrain the President or even replace him should he prove totally unfit, such as Biden, Pelosi, Reid are instead promoting, aiding and abetting his domestic and international folly?

Then, who will step up and lead? Who will chart a safe course for our nation?

Who is the American Regent?

I believe we found out last night.

The American Regent is the American voter.

Invested with good common sense, the American Regent sent a message to those who would risk the health and wealth and welfare of the United States of America on ill-conceived vanity projects.

The American Regent also signaled his/her intentions last night.

Should President Obama, his advisers, the Bidens, the Pelosis, the Reids, and others ignore The American Regent, they will be replaced or sidelined from power in 2010 and 2012.

UPDATE JAN 17, 2010: While the American Regent appears to be up and running at full strength in Massachusetts, now is not the time to relax. Now is the time to pour it on.

The most important thing for Tuesday’s election is that Brown’s victory be as large as possible. We’ve seen in other elections, in other states how post-election Democrat votes can be “found”.

A win by a significant margin just might kill Obamacare in and of itself and, hopefully, will force Congress and Obama to adopt financially responsible policies.

A loss, especially a loss by “found” votes, may convince the Democrats and their allies that they are above the law and the Constitution, that the American voter ultimately means nothing.

Further, victory means nothing if we don’t push on and plan for November in as public a manner as possible. Democrats and RINOs must be convinced they will face defeat.

Tomorrow’s a holiday. If you live in or near Massachusetts, please volunteer for the Brown election effort and if eligible vote on Tuesday. It may mean the difference between freedom and tyranny for you, your children and your grandchildren.

UPDATE: Some people have learned but it looks like the White House is going to get another visit from the American Regent in 2010.

UPDATE 2: Yep.

DEATH BY UNION

Texas vs California Steel Cage Match!

And, Texas emerges victorious! Mainly, due to low taxes.

But sad, slow, lumbering California does win in one area:

In what respects, then, does California “excel”? California’s state and local government employees were the best compensated in America, according to the Census Bureau data for 2006. And the latest posting on the website of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility shows 9,223 former civil servants and educators receiving pensions worth more than $100,000 a year from California’s public retirement funds. The “dues” paid by taxpayers in order to belong to Club California purchase benefits that, increasingly, are enjoyed by the staff instead of the members.

The reason? Taxpayer abuse like this at all levels of California government:

And no government worker should receive permanent taxpayer-funded pensions that allow them to retire at the ripe young age of 50, with 90 percent of the final year’s pay guaranteed forever (and that’s before the worker taps into any number of dubious pension-spiking schemes that allows many employees to retire with pay well above their final year’s salary).

Always remember,

Unions exist for one reason and one reason only:

TO GET MORE MONEY AND BENEFITS FOR LESS WORK

Which is the exact reverse of what you want in either teachers or government workers.

Unions killed the American auto industry. Now they’re killing the states.

UPDATE: Hmmmm, this sounds familiar.

Hat tip: Ace

The Reverse Mao

First, I believe I owe President Obama an apology.

Mr President, I admit that, like many others, I was concerned about the Maoists serving as personal advisers and cronies in your White House.

I’m sure you can understand.

Not that it has anything to do with you, of course, but Mao murdered 70 million of his own people in his drive towards socialism/communism.

I know now that I never should of doubted you, Sir. But little did I realize that these Maoists were there to serve as strategy advisers for the war in Afghanistan!

Brilliant! Who else would you turn to for tactics and strategy in an insurgent/guerilla war than the man who conquered China for communism!

Boy, is my face red!

Like Mao, the U.S. military will now huddle in and protect the cities. And, just like Mao, we will leave the countryside, the villages and hamlets to our enemies. Yep, Al Qaeda and the Taliban can wander hither and thither among the tumbleweeds, can move up and down the countryside, but we have the cities, baby!

For a president who said he doesn’t like the word victory, especially with regards to Afghanistan, President Obama hit upon the perfect strategy to lead America’s fighting men and women to victory.

We’ll fight our war and they’ll fight their’s, eh, Mr President.

Well, here’s the Administration’s foremost Maoist, Anita Dunn, giving the background giving the background to the new strategy based on Mao’s Long March.

Listen between 1:16 and 1:50.

What?

Well, that can’t be right! Let me listen again…..

Wait a minute now…..Mao….let me see if I’ve got this straight….Mao didn’t worry about holding the cities? He built his army by recruitment and/or intimidation of the peasants on the farms and in the countryside? Thus, Mao was able to grow his army as well as control the production of food and the shipment of supplies to and from the cities by controlling the countryside?

I…I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

So, okay, alright….but then, why would President Obama cede the countryside to the Taliban and Al Qaeda? I mean, he’s got at least two Maoists he could turn to for advice….

Still…..now, that I think about it…..this was kind of our strategy in Iraq when we were failing until the surge……and a losing strategy in Vietnam as well……

Not only that but….

Where will the Afghanis in the cities get their food? If the Taliban/Al Queda control the farms and roads to the cities….I mean, will we have to create a Berlin Airlift for every city we hold?

Huh….

You know something? I’m beginning to believe this isn’t a good strategy at all.

C’mon, President Obama, stop worrying about the word, victory!

Get your Maoists to explain it to you.

UPDATE: This little Maoist went wee-wee-wee all the way home!

Hat Tip: Hot Air and Ace