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The Democrat Dictionary of Relative Terms UPDATED

UPDATE: ABC News (aka, the All Barack Channel) butt snorkels the bias with “news” report about how HARD Kerry was working on EGYPT … while he was yachting and strolling around Nantucket.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/07/state-department-john-kerry-focused-on-egypt-despite-visit-to-yacht/

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/05/objectivity-overboard-abc-news-runs-interference-for-yachtsman-kerry/

The Democrat Dictionary of Relative Terms:

In addition to previous entries such as “is”, “sexual relations”, and “transparency”, please now add “completely inaccurate” and “briefly.”

As our ally — aka, Egypt — goes up in flames and Morsi — aka, the Egyptian president Obama gave big honking military weapons to — goes down in flames, one might suppose that Obama’s new Secretary of State — aka, John “Reporting For Duty” Kerry — would be, you know, On Duty.

2013 Aid to Egypt

2013_07 05 Egypt protests turn deadly

Some bozo claimed he saw Obama’s SecState in Nantucket, a ritzy island off Massachusetts which just doesn’t look very good for the Ø Administration, so naturally, they put out a “SecState Kerry has his NOSE to the grindstone in DC” message.

Except, oh wait, it wasn’t just one person who saw him cruising around on his 1%er YACHT. It was like … you know … SEVERAL.

Oh wait … hang on … make that four. Oops, five. And damn how many people have cameras and wireless uploading these days. Add a pesky video of Kerry’s motorcade violating Nantucket traffic regs and a state cop who confirmed that it was Kerry’s motorcade.

And THEN, dammit, as the BBC reported Morsi had been ousted, the Boston Herald reported (with pictures) that Kerry was enjoying a “sun splashed” vacay with his family on the other side of the globe from our beleaguered ally.

2013_07 Kerry is not oh wait he is in Nantucket

2013_07 05 State Dept lies

Seriously. Is there anything this Administration WON’T lie about?

WORTH A READ: Obama offers revisionist history on his approach to Egypt – July 2, 2013

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/02/obama-offers-a-revisionist-history-of-his-administration-s-approach-to-egypt.html

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2009 Stimulus Priorities, 2013 Economic Realities

2013_05 24 Washington bridge collapsed

Within hours, Obama Apologist In Chief David Axelrod did the totally expectable … he blamed Republicans!

2013_05 24 Axelrod blames Republicans for bridge collapse

Never mind, Mr. Axelrod, that DEMOCRATS have had MAJORITY CONTROL in Washington, D.C., since January of 2007.

Republicans are SO SUPER EVIL and SO SUPER POWERFUL that we can stall Democrat Efforts To Do Good without even being in power! Heck, we can do it without even being in office, as they’ve pointed out so many times when whining about how George Bush is still mucking up foreign policy and the economy and Mitt Romney, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin collectively manage to be responsible for everything from Benghazi to Michelle’s bad hair days.

But, snark aside … how about a reality check, mmm? Remember when Obama swooped into the White House back in January of 2009, declaring he was gonna FIX THE ECONOMY BUSH BROKE?

Job #1 was to pass The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — aka, Stimulus or Porkulus depending on which side of the aisle you prefer. President Obama signed the $787 billion worth of additional spending into law on February 17, 2009.

  • The primary and immediate objective was allegedly to “save and create jobs.”

It’s simple to see what a total failure Porkulus was on the primary objective. This graph shows the percentage of Americans who have jobs cross-referenced with Republican vs. Democrat leadership in Washington. The green shadowed area shows the impact of Porkulus on job creation.

2013_04 Porkulus and Employment in America

The secondary and more long-term objective was to “invest in infrastructure, education, health, and ‘green’ energy.”

Go back and look at that bridge. Fixing bridges is one of the things that falls under the “invest in infrastructure” category. You’d think an obsolete bridge that’s more than half a century old might’ve been pretty high on that Stimulus list, wouldn’t you? You’d be wrong.

As you ponder the above and read the list below, please keep in mind that EVERY DIME of the money spent on Porkulus was BORROWED from some future generation of taxpayers.

You’d think that stealing from your kids and grandkids would be something you’d do for only the direst of national emergencies, wouldn’t you? You’d be wrong.

Here are just some of the things that Obama Democrats robbed Baby Peters to grease the palms of Democrat Pauls:

  •  $389,000 to study the effects of malt liquor and marijuana
  •  $427,000 to research better video game design for senior citizens
  •  $447,492 on development and use of “African American English” among 70 adolescents
  •  $550,000 to replace windows at a Forest Service center that is closed
  •  $578,000 to solve the problem of homelessness in a town that had no homeless
  •  $700,000 to study how monkeys respond to inequality
  •  $712,000 to develop “machine-generated humor”
  •  $760,000 to develop interactive dance software
  •  $850,000 to study how paying attention improves problem solving
  •  $1,150,000 to replace a guardrail around an empty lake
  •  $1,900,000 to study ants
  •  $2,200,000 to install energy efficient skylights in an alcohol warehouse
  •  $3,400,000 to construct wildlife bridges for animals
  •  $9,300,000 to design robotic bees
  •  $11,000,000 to build a bridge for Microsoft’s headquarters
  •  $54,000,000 to relocate a bridge for the the Napa Valley Wine Train

I do not give a flying finger how wonderful or worthy any of these projects may or may not have been. They didn’t merit debting to pay for them. Period.

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Obama flushes more of our money down the toilet

Remember when unicorn

Once again, the American public lost when the Obama administration attempted to pick “winners and losers” in the free market. Today the electric car company Fisker Automotive, which received nearly $200 million in taxpayer money, is laying off three-fourths of its U.S. workers.

The Anaheim, CA-based start up has failed at pretty much every level – especially when it comes to the company’s ultra expensive luxury electric hybrid, the Karma (what a name!), which is assembled in Finland and received a green-energy loan to transition the assembly to the U.S., something that never happened.

This losing tax-subsidized venture joins other past losers like the Obama-subsidized Volt that gets 40 miles per battery charge, or like the Obama-subsidized Tesla that turns into a “brick” when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair.

This is really just the latest manifestation of the administration’s crony capitalism as their green energy buddies benefit from this atrocious waste of taxpayer money. Americans really need to get outraged by these wasteful ventures. As we’ve seen time and time again, We the People are always stuck subsidizing the left’s “losers.”

So what’s the solution and where do Americans go with our outrage? Stand up against the crony capitalism and elect only those who understand and will let America’s marketplace dictate economic successes, instead of letting politicians (some who have never run any business nor even worked in the private sector) choose free enterprises’ winners and losers. Take a stand, friends. Nothing will change unless you do.

– Sarah Palin

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Half a mill would pay for a lot of soldiers to take college classes

2013_03 Joe the Hypocrite

Source:

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/03/43085-night-at-the-shmucksbury-biden-blows-half-million-at-london-hotel/

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Barack Obama WANTS America to fail

2013_03 12 No immediate crisis

TWEET: A reminder to @BarackObama: More people than the entire population of Germany have dropped off employment rolls since you took office.

2013_03 15 Obama burns gas to preach about gas consumption

Source:

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/343060/obama-scheduled-take-359500-flight-today

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MY LIST OF RESENTMENTS

Posted by Pistol Pete

I had every intention of making this my last post.I was as heartbroken as any of you after the catastrophe of this week.I’d planned to divorce myself from politics and turn my computer into a solitaire game-playing machine.I was heartened by some of the comments that have been posted here the last two days and realized you don’t lose until you give up.You people have helped me through some extremely difficult times in my life and giving up would turn me into what I despise the most.It may be awhile until the sense of loss diminishes and the mourning period ends.Until then I’ve come up with an extensive list of things I resent.Consider this an open thread if you want to add anything you resent.

I RESENT

Being forced to see his vile countenance everywhere,smiling that chesire cat smile and lying openly,knowing half the populace will either believe him or don’t care and those who do care can’t do anything about it.He knows the press will never call him on it.

Him bellowing about bringing the parties together to work for the American people.I am fluent in Obamaspeak so loosely translated it means:I won again,you can’t do dick to stop me and you white motherfuckers can kiss my entire black ass.

His  porcine broodsow  issuing edicts on what wholly inedible foodstuffs our schools  must feed our children while she stuffs anything not moving in her cavernous maw.

Being regaled with her taxpayer-funded junkets around the world and the media swooning over how beautiful a camel can look in designer clothes.

Mia Love lost her bid for the House.

Allen West was redistricted out of his seat with the help of some voting chicanery.

That odiferous turd Alan Grayson is back.

Mourdock lost his Senate bid not so much because he said something sophomoric,but Dickless Lugar wanted payback for being primaried out.

Akin lost to a corrupt bitch in Missouri not so much because he stepped on his penis,but the GOP and Rove cut and ran leaving him to fend for himself against a filthy pig with abundant rescources.

Harry the Toad is trying to eliminate the filibuster so he can play the Keeper of the Realm.

The state of Israel is on its own since Barry would ask for a UN resolution of condemnation if Iran launched a nuclear attack.He has promised aid to Israel and we all know what his word is worth.He got 68% of the Jewish vote.

Hundreds of thousands of overseas military ballots arrived a day too late to be counted.They would have swung enough swing states to make Romney the president.

Three million white voters stayed home.The vote total McCain got in 2008 would have beaten Obama,who got two million less votes than he got in his first election.Maybe some were just tired of the mushy moderates we’ve had to swallow since 1988.Ron Paul voters are also suspect.

Our gallant military will be sliced to pieces by a CIC who openly despises them.

Veterans who have earned their benefits will be shown the back of Barry’s hand.

That gutless milksop John Boehner has already surrendered,telling Obastard he’s open to raising taxes in exchange for imaginary spending cuts everybody knows will never happen.

Tingles expressing his gratitude that Hurricane Sandy killed scores of people and destroyed millions of lives so his living god could look presidential and bipartisan thanks to governor Krispy Kreme.He can now spend the next four years cleaning his messiah’s sphincter with his tongue.

The day will come when we look back on when gas was $4.00 and refer to them as the good old days.

We were pushed over the cliff and into the abyss by dead-enders who have surrendered their dignity and self-respect in exchange for a life of Nanny Government giving them a lot of free stuff and making their decisions for them.They don’t give a damn about the deficit, taxes(they don’t pay any), unemployment(who wants to work?), health insurance(they get theirs free), or anybody that actually has skin in the game.

With our 2014 tax returns we will get a form to fill out listing any medical conditions you have,what medications you take and the name and contact information of your insurance carrier.If,like me,you have no insurance, you will pay a hefty fine and be placed in a government program.

The GOP-e is in the process of eliminating or marginalizing the Tea Party class of 2010 so they can go back to having circle jerk parties with the democrat buddies they split the taxpayer and lobbyist pies with.

My grandchildren may never have a good-paying full-time job or know what it’s like to be self-sufficient.

There will be another Republican president one day,but I may not live long enough to see it.I just wish I could see the country I love returned to a modicum of its former greatness before I lay my burden down for the last time.

If you have anymore feel free to post.I’ll be back sometime.

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Brilliant MUST SEE Video About Conservativism!

I’ve got goosebumps. Seriously. Please watch and share!

CONSERVATISM IS CALLING [7:38]

This video was not paid for by anyone. It was made by a citizen with a computer and the courage of his convictions.

If the folks you talk to are still thinking Democrats care more about the poor, show them this video and ask one simple question:

“If the government goes bankrupt, how will the people who depend on government checks survive?”

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Govt debt cannot fix the economy

Barack Obama faces voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since Franklin Roosevelt.

Source:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/october-unemployment-jumps-to-7-9-making-obama-worst-jobs-president-since-great-depression/

H/t Pistol Pete’s Grudge Report @

https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/the-friday-grudge-51/

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If the roof leaks, you don’t tear out the foundation!

But that’s what ObamaCare amounts to. In 2009, the huge majority of Americans were HAPPY with their health care choices and a solid majority did NOT want ObamaCare passed. The Democrat majority in Washington passed it anyway.

Yes, the health care system fails some, but these are “leaks in the roof” problems that Republicans had PLANS to address. Democrats yapped that Republicans had no plan, but that was just a blatant lie. Republicans proposed multiple health care reform bills in Congress that the Democrat majority REFUSED TO BRING TO A VOTE.

The Republicans plans did NOT involve the government taking control of the health care industry and taxing us all into oblivion. But that’s exactly what Democrats want … bigger government and higher taxes. Why? Because it concentrates all the power and money in THEIR hands.

If elected, Mitt Romney has promised to stop this wholesale demolition of the health care system that actually works well for most Americans. He wants to start over, look seriously at those Republican plans the Democrats ignored and pick the ones that look most likely to “fix the leaks.”

Bob adds:

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Regulatory waste

I just got this in email.

Subject: Hurricane Irene Reveals Regulatory Waste

 I just received my Dec-Jan “Vermont Property Owners Report” and within its pages is this little nugget of information:

 “Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) announced Oct 31. that the state’s estimate for repairing state roads and bridges (not including local roads) had been drastically reduced, from an earlier estimate of $620 million to a cost of between $175 million and $250 million.”

And then later on in the same article:

“Transportation officials said the lower repair estimates came about because the state found that emergency repairs had been accomplished more cheaply without the planning and permitting costs that accompany normal road projects. Because a state of emergency had been declared, repair efforts were accomplished without such things as utility relocation, environmental mitigation, surveys, municipal coordination and legal proceedings.”

AMAZING what can be accomplished and at what REDUCED COST without all of the RED TAPE!!!

Imagine what all of the red tape costs us in reduced productivity and taxes!!!! A savings of 60-70% in road building costs…

Thank you IRENE for revealing what can be done in an EMERGENCY and what should be done EVERY DAY.

Paul

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