Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Man-caused disaster?


by John Washburn

So much has happened since my last post, so little time to write. Let’s start with the new and improved executive power grab. Timmy Turbo Tax is asking for the power to seize any private company whenever he determines it to be necessary. He also wants the power to regulate corporate pay. And now Barney wants to regulate the salary of any employee in any company that receives government assistance. If these things should happen, then the Sec of Treasury effectively becomes the most powerful man in the world. And remember, this is an appointed position, not someone duly elected by the people. Change we can believe in?

And then there’s Turbo Tax’s plan to ease the credit crunch. This is the plan that was supposed to be unveiled 2 months ago and is basically the same plan that Paulson initially proposed before changing his mind. We’re back to square one. He is asking for the private sector to invest in the bad paper that has caused all this mess, along with some gov’t help. Basically, a private company puts in 10%, the gov’t puts up the other 90%, the money will be aimed at buying up bad mortgage debt to free the banks and allow more lending. Sounds good on the surface, but with one big problem. Remember, Obama has spent much time hammering corporate executives for making too much money. Anytime a bonus is paid out on Wall Street, the recipient is brutally flogged by the media while Obama verbally abuses them for their greed. Thus the question: Why would anyone want to go into business with the government? Even with such attractive investment terms, a company who makes such an investment runs the risk of being demonized by the administration should they actually make money on the deal. Does this plan make sense to anyone?

If any company needs further insight on the consequences of dealing with Washington, then maybe they should chat with the folks at GM. President Obama is now apparently the de facto CEO at GM, since he executed a non-existent executive power to fire the sitting CEO. This is a first. The Supreme Court – which is supposed to step in whenever one branch of government oversteps its legal bounds – is nowhere to be found. Now Obama wants us all to take comfort knowing that the government will honor all GM warranties. Does that make give you more confidence in GM’s cars? I’d have felt more comfortable buying from GM before Obama became the new CEO, even if they went bankrupt. Regardless, they are still on my boycott list and no “come on down, we’re cutting prices to the bone” promotion from Obama will change that.

And now Obama is in Europe asking his fellow leaders to implement their own stimulus plan and to pledge more troops to Afghanistan. Neither will happen and Obama will likely return home empty handed. Why? Well, those other leaders may like Obama, but it’s clear to me they don’t respect him, and that makes a big difference. They don’t respect him because Obama has no bargaining power. With him in office, there will be no consequences for not cooperating with him. He’s too interested in being liked. This is different from Bush, who didn’t care about popularity. They may have hated the guy, but they respected him because he drove hard bargains and followed through on any threats of negative consequences. But at least the Queen has a new ipod, complete with copies of all of Obama’s major speeches.

You know things are bad when the European socialists are telling Obama that he’s spending too much money. And why would our “allies” commit more troops to a war on terror that doesn’t exist. This guy has become a master ventriloquist. He demotes the war to an “overseas contingency operation” against something other than enemy combatants in order to avoid “man-caused disasters”, which sounds more like a job for the Red Cross than the military. Now, he wants other nations to assist in these “overseas contingency operations” because we need more troops to fight the non-enemy combatants and prevent another man-caused disaster. This has me thoroughly confused, so no doubt the leaders of Europe feel the same way, which is probably why no one will help us.

And finally, his latest quest is to dump all nuclear weapons. Sounds great. I’m sure North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and all major terrorist organizations will line up to join the world in unified disarmament, lest we risk a major big-time man caused disaster.

Man-caused disaster? Come to think of it, there's probably no better way to describe Obama's first 100 days in office.


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19 comments:

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

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Editor's Note:

I've admired Dr John Washburn for a
long time, and this Posting is a sampling of his fine efforts to keep our nation the major leader of 'Liberty & Justice For All'.
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"When Evil Prospers". reb
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Anonymous said...

Barney wants the "power to regulate"!

would that be 'One-bullet Barney Fife from Mayberry', or Congressman
Barney Frank of House Banking desk?

Oh never mind, no difference. gba

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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Men like Dr Washburn have attempted to warn us about a Globally Managed State, a Global Motors, and a Superior One-World Court.

YOU voted for 'Change We Can Believe In', and you shall receive Change You Cannot Get Rid Of,

You Asked For It, by Soros, And You're Gonna Get It...

By Way Of ACORN and La RaZa, S.E.I.U. and U.A.W. and the Collapse of All of the Major Newspapers, Private Business, small & Large,
We Shall Surely Fail,

And the land of free people, free enterprise, and even the freedom to think straight, will have perished from this earth.

YOU did it, Congratulations! reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

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that wish to "follow the money"
to fully understand what has nearly destroyed our Two-Party System in Obama's First 100 Days, tap our Link to...

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It's Still Your Country! reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Subject: Recent Piracy At Sea.

We Cannot Provide an escort ship to accompany every cargo vessel.
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Solution: Place a "special forces team" aboard all ships sailing in those troubled shipping lanes, with...their specialized weapons & tactics. Welcome these crude bandits aboard, capture them alive, gather the Intel.

Stop these rag-tag terrorists cold!

reb
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Tom the Redhunter said...

"And now Obama is in Europe asking his fellow leaders to implement their own stimulus plan and to pledge more troops to Afghanistan. Neither will happen and Obama will likely return home empty handed."

And that's exactly what did happen! The Europeans refused to implement their own stimulus, punish Iran, send any significant number of troops to Afghanistan, or remove the restrictive Rules of Engagement from the ones already there!

Dittos to your idea about placing armed teams aboard ships. Shoot a few terrorist pirates and the problem will go away. It continues because no one had the courage to shoot

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

A newscaster stated, "This is the first American Flagship ever high-jacked in these waters" etc

As I recall, Prez Thomas Jefferson quickly sent the U.S. Marines to the African Coast to stop the muslim pirates...in 1803!

Obama's no Tom Jefferson. reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Dispatch From An Old Moon-shiner:

As I approached an old fellow in Tennessee. he was hugging his gorgeous D&B Silver Bell Banjo, and I asked him what he thought of the new administration in Washington, DC, and he surprised me with this answer:

"Well, I'll Just Tell You What... I've got a Tv in my cabin, and first when I saw that smooth-talking' city slicker from Chicago...went and Fired that GM-CEO Rick Wagoner, then he went to that G-20 Summit in Europe, and came home empty-handed, I just reckoned that we've got a heap of trouble comin' down-stream!"

reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

IF you don't know now, you probably never will...how four incredibly wealthy men bought the presidential election in 2008...

unless you read the next couple of paragraphs. S/H Blog will give you their "527" names, just "follow the money"!

George Soros, $27,080,105.00
Peter Lewis, 23,997,220.00
Steven Bing, 13,952,682.00
Herb Sandler 13,007,959.00

That 'new' money was just the beginning!

If you need the rest of the grim truth, you can find it all, in minute detail in Byron York's book,

"The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy"

where bit-players like Arriana Huffington, Michael Moore, Eliot Spitzer, John Podesta and MoveOnDotOrg's Eli Pariser conspired to destroy the Republican leadership and public images of G.W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Carl Rove. It's a vicious game.

Stay Alert, Be Informed. reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Ask Them All, One Question...

Just Ask your "Conservative OR Liberal Friends" This Single Question:
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"Would YOU like to see Our U.S. Constitution...Our Precious 1st Amendment Changed, or Amended In Any Way?"
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Why This Is Vitally Important...

some "progressives" would like to submit this government to 'a new world order', to a radical change of OUR legal paradigms, into a secondary position that is subservient and inferior to a World Court, and the collective notions & rules governing international conduct, and Without the Benefit of U.S. Law...That Has Clearly Bestowed A New Direction, Not Only For Us...Also For The Entire Body of Nations World-wide!
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That's the Challenge for the 21st Century. Think About It, Discuss It! Help secure the Blessings of Liberty for Ourselves, and for future generations.

reb
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Anonymous said...

Dan Friedman Sez,

YANKEES DOWN PIRATES, 4-0

Credit where it's due. The honorable & brave Capt. Phillips, the skilled, professional U.S. Navy personnel, and their commander-in-chief who let them do their job.

D.F., NYC

Debbie said...

It's funny that the Europeans are now very unhappy with Obama. I guess his shine has worn off. Those campaign speeches can only get him so far, now they know there is no substance behind them, only socialism.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth</a

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Debbie, thanks for your input.

For the decades since WWII, rogue nations have challenged the USA, creating a serious need for Enforcement of Law & Order, on Land, in the Indian Ocean, and in the Air.

The Nincompoops of Europe organize their protest groups, with signs & bullhorns to create the chaos, pointing to the Americans as the 'Imperialist Fascist Pigs & War-mongers'.

There is major trouble in Thailand & the Phillipines, Kim Yung Il in No. Korea, FARC & Cocaine in South America, Drug Warlords in Mexico shipping Meth to the north, and a Grand Ayatollah seeking Nuclear Capability in IRAN.

The U.S. Navy, in co-operation with
French & Italian warships will clear the Open Oceans of "Pirate Motherships", and N.A.T.O. must now mount a serious effort to confront the handful of Lawless Leaders in Somalia, that funnel big money into Yemen, and then on to al-Queda in Pakistan.

reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Obama's latest appointment is Rosa Brooks, to a key position in the Dept of Defense!

Rosa Brooks has been a chief legal advisor to George Soros OSI, that's Open Society Institute. She writes for the corrupt L.A. Times, Hates Israel, and worked for Honjou Koh, the pro-Sharia lawyer at the U.S. State Department.

With Josesph Onek in place as "legal advisor" at Nancy Pelosi's Office in San Francisco, it appears that Uncle Georgie Soros is still lining up his ducks! Watch 'Em; See Atlas Shrugs.

Stay Alert, America. reb
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Anonymous said...

Did You Know...

Q. That two men, George Soros & Peter Lewis spent over $50,000,000.00 in 2004, in a failed attempt to elect Sen John Kerry to be the President of The United States ?

A. No. But, who the hell are they?

Q. Do you hate George Bush & Dick Cheney?

A. Well, sure. Doesn't everybody?

Did you know that the new bunch spent a lot more than 50 Mil in 2005 to 2008 to demonize all of the Republicans?

For one thing, There's a new bunch that's determined to change your country into something you can't begin to imagine. Some call it the "Shadow Party". You say you've been a Grassroots Democrat all of your life, and you don't know about these things? Then you also don't know that your old party is gone, finished, kaput!

And, you should be ashamed. gba

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Anonymous said...

Ralph Peters of the New York Post has a great item called "The Audacity of Rope".

I highly recommend his suggestions for dealing with these Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Snuff 'em out before any of these "fishermen" embark!

- Greybeard Albert -

Anonymous said...

Typical Democratic Spin:

Gov Napolitano: "Returning Vets are all vulnerable to radical Right-Wing Extremists!"

Greybeard: "Are they all immune to Far-out Left-Wing Extremists ?"
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Jeanine Garafalo:

"That National "Tea-Party" was just a bunch of radical Right-Wing Racists; they don't like the idea of a black man in the White House!"

Greybeard: "Is that another goofy Hollywood notion, Jeanine ?" - gba -
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Does anyone out there remember Mu'ammar Al Qadaffi (Libya) and his Pan-Am 109 bombing?

Well, this looney is back in the News; he just voiced a challenge to Saudi King Abdullah that was a scorcher on March 30th at the Doha Summit:

"You were created by Britain, and protected by the U.S.A., and...

I am an international leader, the most veteran of all the Arab leaders, the King of Kings and the Imam of the Muslims. My standing does not allow me to stoop to such a level.
Thank you!"
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