The Debt Deal sux azz. Here’s why.

Speaker John Boehner posted a summary of the debt deal online last night last night after it was announced that a deal had been reached.

via The Boehner Plan – Summary Slides 1-7 | The Gateway Pundit.

Go check out the slides Jim Hoft posted.  Then come back….

That last slide is what does this for me. Did you see the bullet point about how if the Joint commitee can’t come to an agreement then the cuts will be made across the board, with HALF the cuts coming from DEFENSE??

So… We have an aging fleet, that is technologically outdated and needs to be replaced. We ran out of missiles in Libya (WTF!!!) and now…. if 12 dudes who haven’t managed to agree on anything yet don’t agree on 1.2 TRILLION dollars in Cuts, Defense will get 500+ BILLION taken from their budget — that is not allowed to come from Military Pay. WTF!!!

Of course, no one is talking about how just 603 American soldiers died in Afganistan under 8 years of Bush, but Obama’s Afgan death toll is over 1000. No one is talking about how dangerous Iraq has become since the draw-down. No one is talking about how much money is being spent to defend Muslim Brotherhood affiliated rebels who are now killing each other off in Libya.

But Oh… if those 12 Congress folks can’t agree… will take have the cuts out of Defense.

Plus, a commenter at Gateway Pundit pointed out that the Joint Committee would, under the framework they’ve been given, have the power to allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire, without calling the ensuing increase a “tax hike”.  Seriously? Boehner expects us to believe this is a good deal?  Seriously?

In the words of Whitney Houston — “Oh HALE TO THE NO!!!”

I do not want this to pass. At all.

GW Reduced Deficit by 60% in 3 years. Obama Tripled It in 2.

President Obama had a hissy fit last night in full view of the American public and the world. He’s upset because Boehner and the Republicans are not caving to his demand that they raise taxes on the American People. Last night he started his address by blaming Bush, and wrongfully claiming the “surplus” of 2000 was squandered. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit has an excellent piece refuting the President’s assessment:


No matter how many times he bashes Bush for his tax cuts it still won’t change reality.

During the Bush years, despite the 2000 Recession, the 9-11 attacks, the stock market scandals, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush Administration was able to reduce the budget deficit from 412 billion dollars in 2004 to 162 billion dollars in 2007, a sixty percent drop.

In 2004 the federal budget deficit was 412 billion dollars. In 2005 it dropped to 318 billion dollars. In 2006 the deficit dipped to 248 billion dollars. And, in 2007 it fell below 200 billion to 162 billion dollars. During the Bush years the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, the economy saw the strongest productivity growth in four decades and there was robust GDP growth. Bush did this with tax cuts.

Obama wants you to believe that the recession forced him to triple the national deficit in a year.

Go read the whole piece. It is so worth the read.

BigO’s gonna take his toys and go home.

It’s bad enough that the President stormed out of a meeting last week because he wasn’t getting his way.  Now, Mr. “Leave your ultimatums at the door” Obama, is throwing a hissy fit because the GOP won’t give him the taxes hikes he wants.  It’s like he’s saying, “I’m going to VETO this bill that cuts spending if it doesn’t include BIG TAX HIKES… you evil GOP. Don’t you realize I need YOU to hike taxes so I can blame it on YOU, the GOP, so I can get reelected.

“Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.” – President Obama, January 2009

In addition to threatening to veto the Cut, Cap and Balance bill H.R. 2560, the White House is threatening to veto H.R. 2434, the 2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. Among other things, the White House is arguing against a proposed $65 million budget cut to the Executive Office.

via Michelle Malkin » Shared Sacrifice: White House Threatens Another Veto, This Time of Bill Containing Budget Cuts to Executive Office.

Don’t Blame Boehner or the GOP on this debt thing.

A must read piece, from Reuters, of all places.

In short, Obama sees a need for a permanently bigger government and a lot more tax revenue to fund it. Had Obama agreed with his own debt commission and Republicans, a big agreement was possible. Or he could have proposed real reforms to entitlements. But he declined and there wasn’t a mega-deal. Don’t blame Boehner for that.

via James Pethokoukis |

Go read the whole thing. Seriously. Dude just lays it all out there.

America is like a frog in a pot

My 10 yr old son had this to say:

The American People were like the frog.  And the government was like the hands on the oven.  For years the People were falling asleep in the water while the government was turning up the heat slowly.  Then Obama became President, and he turned the heat up on the oven super fast. That made the frog, the American People, wake up and jump out of the water.  America was asleep…  Like we were sleeping while the burglar, the government was raiding the house – stealing our Freedoms.  Obama came in, and wasn’t so quiet about it, he made loud noises.  It woke America up.  Now that’s why people are protesting the government and Obama.

The kid has smarts. 😉

President AutoPen will sign Patriot Act Extension. Wait — Is that even legal?

Congress officially passed an extension of the Patriot Act tonight, just hours before key provisions of the national security law were due to lapse at midnight.President Obama, currently on an overseas trip, is not at the White House to sign the bill, a requirement for the measure to become law. So the White House will use an autopen –- a machine that replicates Obama’s signature -– to sign the extension, according to White House spokesman Nick Shapiro. (Source)

As Doug Powers over at points out:

What a great excuse to offer the inevitable criticism he’ll get, much of it from his own base: “But I didn’t sign it — Robobama did.”

Seven Minutes, or Sixteen Hours?

Seven-year-olds can’t understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult’s face is telling them something is wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels’ class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the devastating change in Bush’s expression when White House chief of staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news of the al-Qaeda attack.

via The Students with Bush on 9/11: The Interrupted Reading – TIME. (FYI – this piece is definitive reading. Go and read the whole thing now, it now!)

Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would ‘sleep on it’ before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden’s compound.

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Pentagon Inquiry proves Rolling Stone piece on McChyrstal was a fairy tale.

A Pentagon inquiry into a Rolling Stone magazine profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal that led to his dismissal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has cleared him of wrongdoing.

So, the man whom Obama dismissed from his position saying that he had fallen short of, “the standard that should be set by a commanding general,” that guy…  Yea.  Um.  He’s innocent of the charges.


The Pentagon inquiry also concluded that not all of the events at issue happened as reported in the Rolling Stone article.

“In some instances, we found no witnesses who acknowledged making or hearing the comments as reported,” the Pentagon report said. “In other instances, we confirmed that the general substance of an incident at issue occurred, but not in the exact context described in the article.”

Defamation of character much, Rolling Stone?

via McChrystal cleared in Pentagon inquiry – Military News | News From Afghanistan, Iraq And Around The World – Military Times.

**An interesting side note  – Obama tapped McChrystal to lead his wife’s Military Family Advisory Board Initiative thing, 4 days after this IG report was finished. Sounds like a little… “Oops… Uh… My bad.  Here… Have this.”

This stuff just writes itself.

So, apparently there is an elementary school in NJ named Barack Obama Elementary School.  At least, there was a school named after the President.  Seems the school is closing due to…  get this…

Financial mismanagement and lack of achievement.

HA HA HA!!!  Oh good grief.  How perfect is that?  That the school named for a man who is responsible for the biggest debt increase in American history and who is also famous for getting a Nobel Peace Prize for “hopenchange”….  A school named for that guy – is closing for lack of achievement and financial troubles.  ROTFLMAO!

The state fiscal monitor who oversees financial operations in the school district Thursday morning ordered the closing of the Barack H. Obama Elementary School as of July 1. (Source)

Hat Tip Michelle Malkin.