Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Here's the text of the fourth amendment to the US Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Here's the President Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski talking about a rise in the abuse of prescription drugs:
Electronic prescription process...cuts down on the potential abuse of a doctor over-prescribing. But it also looks at the patients who are going to multiple doctors which can be incredibly dangerous.
So, because *some* American abuse prescription drugs, *all* Americans are about to lose all privacy, as regards their use of prescription drugs.

Goodbye, Fourth Amendment, it was nice knowing you.

Oh, Doctor-Patient confidentiality? Gone.

Remember what happened to Joe the Plumber? Now, imagine offering criticism of the current President, when he can access all your prescription records.

My Representative, Hank Johnson, will likely vote for Obamacare.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Congressional Budget Office comes through with more cheery news.

The bottom line? The closer The One's dreams come to reality, the more unsustainable they are.

My US Representative, Hank Johnson, voted for the President's $787 billion "stimulus" package. He voted for the idea called the cap and tax bill. Doubtless, he'll vote for health care "reform" when that comes up. Hand-in-glove with the President, he's out to beggar me. All I ever did to him was vote for him over Cynthia McKinney.

Of course, I live in DeKalb County, where a Republican can't get elected. My only option is to vote for the least-bad Democrat. The least-bad Democrat will always be the Democrat out to point a gun at your head and demand more taxes.

Roll on mid-term elections, divided government, gridlock, and economic recovery.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A lack of transparency in the majority party.

Funny. I thought this was all supposed to end when Chimpy Bushitler McHalliburton left Washington. Instead, well, SSDD.

The way the Democrats have run things since taking the House in 2007 is a complete disgrace.

Here comes the tax man.

The administration of The One Who Has Been Promised Us, The Lightworker, becomes more and more and more like a limbo dance, every day.

Tax hikes during a recession. That's ... brilliant!

This past Friday my US Representative, Hank Johnson, voted in favor of a cap and tax bill. The nominal aim of the bill is to force the US to cut the amount of carbon dioxide it produces. In reality, the bill doesn't exist, and if it ever does come into existence, it will do nothing but beggar us.

My Representative voted in favor of this bill - a last-minute substitute - after three hours of debate, and no review. He bought a pig-in-a-poke, in public, with money he's going to expropriate from me, and 300,000,000 other Americans. What a complete disgrace he is. What a complete motherf*cker.

This bill is the headline of today's AJC. The headline article is accompanied by a Q&A bit that tells us, among other things, that the bill will get us to give up our "love affair" with "gas-guzzling" cars, and break us of our "insatiable demand" for cheap electricity.

In other words, this bill will cost us money. Lots and lots of money. That, to drive the cars we like to drive, and because we prefer air conditioning.

In my opinion, the most important thing that will happen is that companies will increase the rate at which they're fleeing America. As well they should. When the political class (America's only native criminal class) votes for laws it has not read and does not understand, those who can flee should do so.

It's Jimmy Carter, all over again.

Monday, June 22, 2009

An open letter to my US Representative, Hank Johnson, on the occasion of the President's latest nomination for a tax cheat:

Dear Rep. Johnson,

Next time you talk to the President, please ask him to stop nominating tax cheats to high office. You know, like this one: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/06/obamas-pick.html

If you intend to tax us into penury in order to accomplish "health care reform," etc., please do us the favor of nominating people who actually pay their taxes. We're not yet run by a nomenklatura.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick Carroll

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Obama learned his politics in Chicago, so "Hope" and "Change" were just so much bullshit, spread in order to gull the Democrat rubes.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

An open letter about health care reform to my US Representative, Hank Johnson:

Dear Rep. Johnson,

I see you and the rest of your House Democratic colleagues now have a health care bill. You don't know what it's going to cost (trillions, obviously), or how you're going to fund it (higher taxes, naturally), but by God, you have your bill.

Before you go turning our health care system from the envy of the world to something even Canadians won't use, please consider fixing Medicare first.

Please read this article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Why-not-just-fix-Medicare-first.html

Read that? Good.

So, if 30% of the spending in Medicare is unnecessary for improving health care outcomes, perhaps your time would be better spent on a bill that reduces Medicare spending by 30%. Of course, since your party crucified Newt Gingrich for proposing a simple slowing of the rate of increase in Medicare spending, I am not holding my breath.

Believe me, I see this for what it is: government grasping for more power, the power now in question being control of my oxygen, should I ever be in hospital. Given that the Washington Times is now referring to the President as a hoodlum (http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/19/removal-of-an-inspector/), and since I didn't vote for him, I wouldn't put it past him and his (your!) party to start quietly denying medical care to non-supporters.

Please keep your politics and your power-grabbing off my health care. Fix Medicare as a good-faith demonstration of your ability to actually rein in government spending before proceeding with any other plans. Please stop telling me we have a crisis in private spending that can only be fixed by massive increases in public taxing and spending.

You may not want to believe it but when Americans are asked, politicians rate below used-car salesmen in terms of trustworthiness. And given Murtha, Dodd, Stark, Frank, et al., the reputation is well-earned. I wouldn't let a used-car salesman control my oxygen, so where do you get off thinking you ought to have that power?

Please keep your power-grasping hands off my health care.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick Carroll

The Washington Times calls the Criminal in Chief a hoodlum.

Seems about right.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Just a few months ago, disent was the highest form of patriotism.

Now, well, it's just HATE!

I suppose it's all a matter of whose ox is being gored.

What will Canadians do, when Americans have Canadian health care?

Die, one supposes. As will Americans, *our* neighbor to the south not noted for its medical infrastructure.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

So, when the Criminal in Chief mass fires Inspectors General in order to protect political allies, well, that's ok.

Certainly it's fine by the legacy media, in scuba gear at the bottom of the tank.

I mean, do you remember the mass hysteria over the last President's firing of eight Attorneys General?

Oh. Right. The One Who Has Been Promised Us At This Time. The Lightworker. Chimpy Bushitler MacHalliburton and his Smirky Rodeo Ride through History.

I can't wait for ABC's infomercial heated debate from the Blue Room at the White House about the Criminal in Chief's grab for our oxygen.

(And by "our," I mean people not in the tank for The One, who'll have to file 14th Amendment lawsuits to have access to oxygen while in hospital. Ask any Republican Chrysler or GM dealer.)

Hmmm. I'm starting to enjoy the form of left-wing ad-hominemism.

I am continually blown away by the surprise of Democrats over the Criminal in Chief.

They elected him, not knowing anything about him, a man with no record and no experience, and now they are amazed that he just goes with the prevailing winds.

What did they expect? A steel spine? From a Chicago politician? Virtue? From a Chicago politician? Foreign affairs experience? From a Cicago politician with a single experience of the Tiergarten? Fiscal continence? From a Chicago politician? Steadiness? From a (less than) single term US Senator?

Well. Vote in haste, repent at leisure.

While you drag the rest of us down to hell. You bastards.

Mark it: Mitt Romney will be the next President, after The One's Carteresque single term.

More evidence that The One, The Lightworker, the Criminal in Chief, is a completely empty suit.

I'm just waiting for the suit to appear at Doonesbury.

Well, no. Praying.

Ha! Tell it to the Marines.

Obama throughout history:
On the Sack of Rome: "Any time a major urban area is plundered so quickly, it is concerning to us. We are sure the Gauls and Chieftain Brennus understand Roman worries about the utter devastation of their city."

On the Blitz: "Any time a city is bombed for 57 straight nights, we take notice. That is something that interests us. We hope all national air forces involved in this dismaying conflict behave responsibly."

On the creation of the Berlin Wall: "Any time a barrier divides people we get worried, and perhaps even chagrined. We hope all Germans can work this out amicably, and agree on construction standards and building materials going forward. We, as Americans, stand ready to observe closely."

On the boat-people exodus from Vietnam: "Any time people resort to watercraft in such numbers that is certainly notable. I'm sure the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam will work with its duly constituted maritime authorities to resolve this matter in a manner satisfactory to all parties."
It's funny because it's true.

The man truly is the master of passive-aggressive political rhetoric. Unfortunately, he's a one- or two-trick pony, and the tricks are starting to become a little worn-out.

Of course, his base (e.g., the sterling Peggy Joseph) really doesn't care.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Looks like the non-reality-based orders like this and this issued by the Criminal in Chief from the Fuhrerbunker are getting some push back.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pimping your ride, Government style!

Money bit:
Scott is gonna be stoked when he sees the complete makeover we're giving his old junker. As you can read here on the build specs, I have demanded that it will get 80 miles per gallon with zero emissions, and survive a 300 mile per hour head on collision with an Amtrak locomotive. It will also fly, and create and/or save 20 million jobs. And restore America's standing in the world.

80 miles per gallon?

Oops, my mistake. A quick zero, and... voila! 800 miles per gallon.

Sounds great, but doesn't that violate the laws of physics?

I vetoed that law. Look, I'm not a detail man, I'm leaving that up to the shop crew to figure out.
There really are times the Criminal in Chief seems to be issuing nonsensical orders from the Fuhrerbunker.

The country's in the very best of hands.

So, ABC News is moving.

I wonder whether Charlie Gibson will french kiss the Criminal in Chief on live TV? You know, to balance that condescending stare over his granny glasses during the Palin interview.

It's all about balance.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A recent letter to my US Representative, Hank Johnson.

Dear Rep. Johnson,

About health care reform, a thought occurred to me.

The President is currently driving out of business all Chrysler and GM dealerships that didn't support him.

Is it his (and perhaps your) intent that those people who don't vote for him will similarly be denied health care? You know, the whole "if he sends one of yours to the hospital, send one of his to the morgue" Chicago politics bit.

Am I going to have to make a Fourteenth Amendment case in order to get health care, if you and the President get your way?

Just wondering.

My. 2010 will be an interesting election year. Chicago politics going nationwide, and all.

Patrick Carroll

I find it interesting that the Americans of WWII who went into entertainment went in as heroes (Audie Murphy), while the Brits (Spike Milligan) went in for comedy.

I think that's because Americans wage war well enough to allow for it, while Brits wage war well enough to allow for the other.

BTW, I first heard about Spike Milligan from my childhood friend William Rooney, a friend long lost. Most likely to alcoholism and drug addiction, from when last I saw him.

UPDATE: "How did you join the army?" "They wrote to me."

UPDATE: "He committed a cardinal error." "He coughed."

UPDATE: Our friends, the English.

UPDATE: Milligan on the Wogan show. I remember Terry Wogan once reading a listener letter which began "Please forgive the crayon. We're not allowed sharp objects in here...."

UPDATE: "Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite"

UPDATE: "Puckoon." Read "Puckoon."

An oldie. A goody.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

So, David Letterman riffs on the (female) governor of Alaska as looking like a "slutty flight attendant," and imagines Alex Rodriguez raping her 14-year-old daughter at a baseball game, and organized feminism is completely silent.

Oh. Right. To Leftists, Republicans aren't quite human.


I hesitated to throw out the notion when the crash occurred, but it now looks like terrorists confessing to the Religion of Pieces were on Air France Flight 447.

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Well, sure.

Republicans and little old ladies; those are the proper targets of scorn. They don't fight back.

Sarah Palin got her just desserts.

Or something.

Democrats really are creepy and disgusting.


UPDATE: Have you no shame, etc?

Monday, June 08, 2009

CNN’s Ratings Have Gone Down The Drain.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Mark Steyn has some trenchant remarks about the Criminal in Chief's speech at his campaign stop in Cairo.

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Ahhhhh. Now I understand why the Fourth Estate gives the Criminal in Chief a complete pass.

Virginia Postrel asks the right question:
"If more-efficient government management can slash health-care costs by addressing all these problems, why not start with Medicare? Let's see what 'better management' looks like applied to Medicare before we roll it out to the rest of the country."
Sorry Virginia, not gonna happen. The Criminal in Chief isn't interested in slashing health-care costs. He *is* interested in getting his hands on your oxygen.

One thing I've always admired about Democrats is their open-mindedness.

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Oh look! The stimulus isn't working.

But it was never meant to work, was it? It was a simple power grab by the Criminal in Chief, designed to change the fundamental relationship between Americans and their government.

BONUS: Hockey stick graph!

Huh. Looks like the Democrats in Congress are becoming worried about the Criminal in Chief's antics.

I'm sure Rahm is working overtime, packaging fresh fish for distribution. Pour encourager les autres.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

So, how's that stimulus coming along?

Wow! Trillions pissed away, for what, exactly?

Oh, right, you don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.

Friday, June 05, 2009

I wonder how many votes Obama gets in Egypt? We know he's big in Gaza.

When the governing gets tough, the governors go campaigning.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

So, it looks like Kim Jong Il will be succeeded by Kim Jong Un.

I've often thought countries name themselves after aspirations, rather than reality.

For example, the Democratiic People's Republic of Korea is not at all Democratic, is run for the advantage of a single despot, has a tissue paper Constitution, and occupies only half the Korean peninsula.

Similar examples abound.

You have to feel sad for the people most likely dead in that Air France crash.

Just imagine being in the sort of weather that could bring down an airliner. Ugh.

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