Posted tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Would You Let Your Child Act Like This?

December 11, 2013

This is a picture of the President taking a “selfie” at the Nelson Mandela memorial. I have a few questions.

If your child was acting like this, would you tolerate it?

Would you be upset if this was your spouse?

The President of the United States doesn’t do things like this, does he?

Does it seem like we’re watching a reality show?

Definition of Narcissism

1) “inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.”
2) “Psychoanalysis . erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.”

Must Reads For The Week 12/7/13

December 7, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Fast-Food Workers Plan Strikes In 100 Cities This Week, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Unions are trying to increase their membership by preying on the economic ignorance of young people, promising them a minimum wage of $15 dollars an hour. Minimum wages laws don’t work! Read here.

One Of These Is The “Real” Economy, at zerohedge.com. The Fed’s counterfeit money is creating a bubble in the stock market, and  misallocating  scarce resources in the private sector.

Obama Doesn’t Understand Income Inequality Either, by Michael S. Rozeff, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Incomes are unequal because individuals are unequal, it’s that simple. Individuals have different skill sets, work ethic, and desires. Lebron James and I have different incomes because people value his skill set higher than mine as evidenced by the fact that they will voluntarily pay him more to perform his skill than they will pay me to perform my skill.

Cartoon Of The Day: People vs. Government, at aei-ideas.org. This cartoon says it all.

Clueless Krugman Speaks Out Of Both Sides Of His Mouth, by Chris Rossini, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Krugman laments the idea that the poor and middle class are finding it harder to move up the economic ladder while at the same time cutting their chance to climb the ladder by proposing raising the minimum wage.

San Francisco Considers Banning Butterfly Releases, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Why do we even consider stupidity like this.

Obama’s Plan To Snatch Your Savings, by Jeffery Folks, at americanthinker.com. Government bureaucrats have their eyes on your retirement accounts. Where ever there’s a pile of money, bureaucrats will try to figure a way to get their hands on it. They will pass a law to make their theft legal.

Confiscation Begins In NYC: “Immediately Surrender Rifle and/or Shotgun, by Tammy Bruce, at tammybruce.com. Nothing more to  say.

Checkers Or Chess, Who Got Played In Syria? You Did

September 18, 2013
Chess game and play clock with the pieces in t...

Chess game and play clock with the pieces in their initial position. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw this at Kids Prefer Cheese, It is a tweet from Russian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov. I’ve thought of our President as a grandmaster community organizing checkers player who got stuck playing foreign policy chess. He doesn’t think any intelligence exists beyond his own brilliance. This tweet by Kasparov shows that maybe our checker player got checkmated, or maybe he thinks he got enough political cover from Putin to come out of this smelling like a rose. We must understand he is not just playing a foreign policy chess game, he is playing this foreign policy chess game inside of what he considers a bigger and more important game, which is getting us to see him as a believable and trust worthy leader which would help him further advance his domestic agenda. Having foreign countries think of him as a strong leader on the world stage is secondary (more…)

Thomas Sowell Tells Us What Syria Is All About

September 5, 2013

As only he can, Thomas Sowell sifts out the B.S. and finds the golden nugget regarding Syria. Hard to believe it’s political. The article titled Serious About Syria?, is just another gem that we come to expect every time he puts a pen to paper. It seems that our President is a grand master checkers player, unfortunately he is playing foreign policy chess. Here are some excerpts from the article. (more…)

Observations From The Margin

July 10, 2013

Observation Tower

-The Affordable Care Act [Obama Care], was signed into law on March 23, 2010, its implementation was delayed until 2014 so the results wouldn’t affect the 2012 Presidential election. Now they are delaying the implementation until 2015. Does anyone want to take a guess what happens in 2014 that would make them want to delay this for a year? I’ve got an idea, let’s have an election every year so the implementation of Obama Care will be on a permanent one year delay.

-Intelligence Director James Clapper admits lying under oath, but he says he is sorry. This is like the ever popular get out of jail free card, “I take full responsibility for………” No one is ever held accountable for their actions even though they take responsibility for their actions. The ruling elite; which consists of politicians, bureaucrats, and Government employees, are never held to the same standard when they break the law compared to what we citizens deal with everyday from a basic speeding ticket at the local levels, to IRS regulations at the Federal level. Two sets of rules exist in this country, one set for the ruling aristocracy and another set for the serfs. At some point people will not comply.

-The Obama administration is proposing changes in The Freedom on Information Act . These changes would allow federal agencies to lie about the information being sought. When you control information you control individuals. I’m surprised the administration would even worry about changing the rules, they have a track record of not abiding by rules in the first place. If no one holds them responsible for breaking the law, they will keep doing it, just like the dog that isn’t disciplined for peeing on your carpet, will keep peeing on the carpet.

-In all the scandals from Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting tea party groups, the confiscating of reporters electronic communications, the NSA data mining, the Benghazi fiasco, and many others, the administration says these were the fault of low-level employees, and the administration didn’t know anything about what they were doing. If they don’t have enough knowledge to control the Government apparatus, how is it possible for them to have enough knowledge to control the free market. The amount of knowledge needed to even begin to understand what is going on in the free market is exponentially bigger than the amount of knowledge needed to control Government.

-Our favorite  rock stars played in front of packed houses back in the day, now thirty years later they are playing in small clubs for hundreds of people. President Obama spoke in front of 250,000 in Germany before his first election, he was lucky to get  20 thousand two weeks ago for a speech at the same venue. It’s only been five years, either the presidency prematurely ages you, or the thrill is gone.

-Do people who condemn the U.S. for force feeding prisoners who are on hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay realize the alternative is letting them starve to death?

-The President lectured on constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from ’92 to ’04. After watching the way he has used the constitution as toilet paper or a cape, I hope his students either got F’s or withdrew from the class.

Observations From The Margin.

June 24, 2013
Observation Tower

Observation  (Photo credit: mooglet)

The administration that thinks it’s a good idea to give Syrian rebels weapons in their fight against a better armed Assad Government, is the same administration that thinks it’s a bad idea for law-abiding citizens to possess or carry a weapon in order to defend themselves  against armed criminals.

Many wring their hands about violating the rights of  “illegal aliens” because law enforcement  is “targeting” them, but it doesn’t bother these people when the IRS violates the first, fourth, and fifth amendment rights of legal citizens on a daily basis.

On Russia Today television Former KGB agent turned Russian President Vladimir Putin disagreed with President Obama’s statement “that you can’t have 100% security and 100% privacy”, saying,  it is possible if done within the law. (Isn’t this bass ackwards. Aren’t we the country that was founded on the rule of law.)

Because the Assad regime has crossed the Presidents “red line” on the use of chemical weapons, the White House is now going to arm the Syrian Rebels. Will arming the rebels take care of the chemical weapons problem?

Individuals from China and Russia used to seek asylum in the U.S. when they ran afoul of their tyrannical Government. Now an individual from the U.S., Edward Snowden, is seeking asylum in China or Russia because he ran afoul of our tyrannical Government. Someone please wake me up!

The Affordable Care Act was 2500 pages. The immigration bill is pushing 1000 pages. These pages are great places for politicians to hide benefits for some groups, and costs for other groups, simply because it is impossible to read and decipher that much information in a timely fashion. This is similar to document dumping by lawyers.

Kathleen Sebelius won’t intervene for the ten-year old girl who was wanting to get on the adult list for a lung transplant. The age requirement is twelve years old to be on the adult list. Two points before a final point. 1) Sebelius is applying the rule of law in this case, even though she ignores the rule of law when it doesn’t work in her favor. 2) A judge intervened and the ten-year old received the transplant, but what about the unseen person who is now further down the donor list and may die because the ten-year old got placed higher up the list. Final point) This is just a glimpse of what the Affordable Care Act is going to look like, medical decisions are going to be taken out of the hands of the patients and the doctors, and placed in the hand of a bureaucrat. You better not be on the wrong side of a “bureaucrat extraordinaire” like Lois Lerner (IRS) if she’s the one making decisions on your health care.

Thomas Sowell Compares FDR and President Obama.

May 15, 2013

Thomas Sowell talks about how FDR’s interventions into the market prolonged and deepened the depression, and how Obama’s interventions are doing the same thing.

Here is a quote from the video, “..one parallel is people are talking about these highly intelligent people with whom the president has surrounded himself. FDR surrounded himself with highly intelligent people, that is no guarantee of anything except brilliant rationalizations for failure …..”. (more…)