Saturday, December 19, 2009

Krauthammer's Silver Hammer

Charles Krauthammer has been among the sharpest observors of the national and international scene over 25 years, and the 25th anniversary of his first published column arrived recently. His silver hammer gets a nice set of linkages here.

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Fort Hood Terrorist

The Fort Hood terrorist, Nidal Malik Hasan, had been investigated by the FBI years ago but they apparantly dropped the ball on him. Now, with more digging into his past, we're learning things about him that are frightening as well as finding the mistakes made by the FBI in its investigation of him. Those mistakes might be being made again as the FBI is in the early stages of looking into the shooting but looks ready to dismiss Hasan's ties to an Al Qaida terrorist recruiter named Anwar al Awlaki, and if the FBI can't figure out Hasan's motive, maybe they should start here. And as if that isn't enough, the ideology of "diversity" in the Army has been exposed as a disaster yet the Army's Chief of Staff won't acknowledge the failure of "diversity."

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Rolling Stone Needs To Shut Up

Rolling Stone has long established that they have no credibility to covering the real world, and with the worthless quality of modern rock music the magazine's reason for existence to begin with is worth questioning. Yet the magazine keeps lying to its readers about the real world and its belligerent ignorance of military matters shows again with its hideous piece on military skepticism of Barack Obama's Afghanistan stupidity that noentheless reveals quite a bit about The Man On The Way Up's greater stupidity based on jealousy of another man's (General David Petraeus) popularity.

Rolling Stone does not have the right to cover issues about which it is dishonest - and war reporting is the magazine at its most dishonest.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Meanwhile, Trade Boosts The Economy

While The Man On The Way Up's stimulus keeps failing and his inability to lead against America's enemies becomes more obvious, GDP grew to everyone's surprise, and it came because of trade. File that revelation under the "Duh" column.

The Obama Stimulus Failure

The Man On The Way Up wanted nearly $800 billion for a stimulus package. The results, as anyone with some competent understanding of economics (which Obama does not have) knew, are of a failure.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pop That Cap

The Man On The Way Up's own data shows cap-and-trade would cost hundreds of millions. Cap-and-tax, as the Wall Street Journal dubbed it, was going nowhere in Congress even with sweet talk from President MOTWU - now it's going the way of Hillarycare.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Archive On Rumsfeld

Posted here is a 2008 piece on Donald Rumsfeld that's worth a look - especially if there emerges any sycophantic puff-piecery on Eric Shinseki, the Army bureacrat who worked to sabotage attempts to reform a badly-in-need-of-reform Army.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obamacare As Street Theater

The Man On The Way Up's push for collectivized health care has involved staged "town hall" meetings with planted questioners throwing softball questions at President MOTWU and also periodic interruption by protesters. The left is of course reporting such as outrageous acts, except the fraudulence of the whole affair is shown by video showing "Obama As Hitler" posters are being produced by Democrats.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So-Called Intelligence Work

The Democrats are in a snit over an alleged program by the CIA against Islamo-Arab terrorism. Problem is, it doesn't amount to anything. But it isn't stopping stupid Congresswomen from mouthing off without facts.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Palestinian Fraud - A Questionaire

"If the Palestinians get their state back..." It's the cliche of the century-plus, the myth that drives supporters of Islamo-Arab terrorism, and it drives even Mideast wars unrelated to Israel and the PLO - Saddam Hussein for one regularly tried to inject it into his aggressions. So if Palestine was really a legitimate state, one should be able to answer this questionaire about Palestine that exposes the fraud the whole Palestinian myth truly is.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Alleged Up-The-Ass 103

We of course don't know if this list is the actual one, but for whatever it is worth, here is the alleged list of 103 MLB players who tested positive for shooting up the ass with steroids back in 2003. This was the test the Players union hoped would produce a lot of false positives - of course it didn't.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Holding Your Horses About Iran

The street revolution in Iran is a strike at ther Ayatollahs and to be welcomed as such. But one needs some sobering truths as well, for the brouhaha over Iranian elections has masked the fact that the opposition leader in Iran, Mousavi, was Ayatollah Khomeini's right hand thug and prime minister in the Iran-Iraq war decade of the 1980s, was a mastermind of the 444-day seizure of US diplomats, and is a leader of Iran's Islamo-Arab imperialism crusade that includes building nuclear weapons.

The world needs a real Iranian counterrevolution. The present wave of protests is encouraging but not necessarily positive. Chosing between Hitler and Stalin, which is what the Iranian election involved, solves nothing.

Real Democracy In Iran

First, a repost from June 16:

Presented is an account from an unnamed contact of Radio Farda. I suspect those familiar with democracy movements in totalitarian empires will recognize situations such as this while Ayatollah suck-ups like Roger Cohen find themselves embarassed yet again.

FOLLOW-UP: The Man On The Way Up has continued to show himself an international coward as he shows he's a follower, not a leader.

No Keen Grasp Of The Obvious Here

George Orwell once noted that "only an expert would be stupid enough to believe that." Barack Obama obviously fanices himself an expert on many things, and being such he is stupid enough to believe that. Fred Barnes details where The Man On The Way Up is in denial of the obvious.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The IGs On The Way Down

The Man On The Way Up has fired three Inspectors General amid his trillion-dollar spending spree. If you're familiar at all with Chicago politics, chances are you'll know why they were fired.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nitwit Nancy And The CYA

Nitwit Nancy Pelosi made a lot of stupid remarks about the CYA - err, CIA. Republicans then had the temerity to demand an investigation of the accuracy of Pelosi's remarks. The Democrats, of course, don't want such a thing even as the CYA's director Leon "Pinhead" Panetta smears Richard Cheney and gets his comeuppance from Cheney.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Remember Osama?

Here's a name that, chances are, you haven't heard in awhile, yet when Bush-bashing occurs the tripe about "Bush didn't get Osama Bin Laden" often gets dredged up again, even though Osama has been dead for some years now.

Biofuelishness

A tardy look at the absurdity of forcing the manufacture of prolific amounts of renewable fuel. Not only is it expensive, its environmental benefit is a myth.

The Man On The Way Up's Muslim Speech

It received substantial hype before it was made, so Obama's speech to the Islamo-Arab world got a lot of coverage. Unfortunately it was as bad as one could expect - it basically flattered the Islamo-Arab world despite some rhetoric deploring Palestinian savagery and general antisemitism. When drawing an analogy between the Holocaust and Palestinian refugee camps, he insulted real history because Palestinian camps are self-made places used by Arab states as title-deeds justifying conquest and slaughter - two items, incidentally, Obama ignored in the speech.

In all it just re-proved Obama's insipidity of thought as he signals de facto surrender to Islamo-Arab imperialism.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Great Depression's Real Lessons

The High Cost Of Getting The Story Wrong. This piece offers a to-the-point argument about the mistakes made during the Great Depression being remade today.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Will On Mickey Mouse Politics

George Will offers a good look at Barack Obama's Mickey Mouse politics. Especially cutting is the rip-off of Indiana (and other) investors smeared as "speculators" while the corrupt UAW makes off with gold.

Wise Latina At Work

A look at The Wise Latina's flawed reasoning in audio of a hearing in Ricci vs. DeStefano.

A Wise Latina's Vision Of The Anointed

Sonia Sotomayor caused a stir with a 2001 speech talking about herself as a "wise Latina." Supporters have been trying to pooh-pooh this obvious declaration of moral and intellectual superiority on her part, but it doesn't work, as the speech is yet another declaration of what Thomas Sowell has noted is the vision of the anointed.

Sudoku Satellite Warfare On Guantanomo

Guantanomo is a moral outrage, a crime against humanity, an act of genocide -

- a home for satellite TV and Sudoku puzzles for animals constalty trying to kill guards despite better treatment than civilian prisoners get.

Of course the fact the prisoners are animals who regularly try to kill guards doesn't matter to the human rights phonies who want Guanatanomo closed.

Some Recession

Real disposable income keeps growing.

This is a recession?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cheney Gets Levin's Dandruff Up

Richard Cheney knows how to land the touchdown into the receiver's hands. By noting that "abusive interrogation" works, Cheney brought out blowhard Senator Carl Levin, who claims Cheny is lying about two CIA documents showing those techniques saved lives. Yet Obama won't declassify these documents even though both Cheney and Levin have called for it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blarney Frank Lies Again

The corrupt Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae man-thug of the US House lied about the panhandlers, pickpockets, and ballot-box stuffers of ACORN on Lou Dobbs' TV show.

Garbage Quivering Butchers Rumsfeld Facts

The glossies like GQ and Vanity Fair have long had an absurd hatred of all things that aren't left-wing and with this hatred has come torrents of inaccurate and sensationalized hit pieces. The latest such hit piece is by GQ about Donald Rumsfeld. It's worth examining areas where the piece gets the facts wrong.

Obama Sings "Me Me Me Me Me"

In his recent speech at The National Archives, The Man On The Way Up brought forth another illustration of his own self-importance that brings back cringing memory of The Big He.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Anatomy Of A Smear Of Cheney

The MSM's war against Richard Cheney is still going on, and the latest salvo is by Lawrence Wilkerson, claiming Cheney used torture of terrorists to help fabricate links between Iraq and Al Qaida. Wilkerson is totally wrong - Iraq and Al Qaida were not only allies in aggression, Iraq basically took over Al Qaida, and Wilkerson's flimsy story fell apart on a friendly forum for him - MSNBC.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Credit Where It Isn't Due

The Man On The Way Up breezed through a poor excuse of a news conference and it showed that he wants credit for "successes" that aren't successful such as for the economy even though improvement isn't happening because of him.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Obama Gets Gored By Cheney

Richard Cheney is considered incurably evil by the Dominant Media Culture, of which The Man On The Way Up is a member. The intellectual ineptitude of the DMC and MOTWU is shown by The Man On The Way Up's reaction to Cheney's criticisms of their document dump on interrogation techniques against international savages - excuse me, Islamo-Arab terrorists.

In Iraq, When The Cat's Away........

The Man On The Way Up's basic philosophy about Iraq is that the US is somehow the cause of instability there, never mind that the place was stabilized years ago by our presence. So as The Man On The Way Up cuts and runs us from Iraq, the mice are beginning to play again.

Victory sabotaged by Democrats - didn't we see this movie nearly 40 years ago?

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Washington PLO-ost

The Washington Post recently published this cartoon, apparantly the first shot of open antisemitism in the MSM.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Housing's Nestle Crunch

Sales of existing houses surged in February to the highest level since 2003. Prices have been falling, which helps explain the surge. Call it housing's Nestle Crunch.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

When Going Gets Tough, Obama Flees

That's the only way to describe how The Man On The Way Up deals with serious issues. Instead of actually leading, he hits the campaign trail. All the while his inability to lead becomes more and more obvious.

It's a process also being seen as the Democrats suddenly realize that their insistence that Afghanistan is "the war we must win" instead of the far stronger Saddam Hussein war requires actual commitment, so now the Democrats are backtracking.

The Big Oaf Continued

The Man On The Way Up clearly has a tinnier ear than the Denver Broncos' new coach as the AIG absurdity continues.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Big Oaf

The Man On The Way Up has now been in office for the better part of six weeks, and the record of The Big O (no, not WEEI's version) warrants the name The Big Oaf as he plays it fast and thick and displays the ineptitudes inevitable with being a control freak.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Obama's Botched Bank Shot

The Man On The Way Up is a basketball fan, and he's showing he's Pervis Ellison when it comes to his bank shot.

Turning On The Stimulus Sham

From Februrary 25:

Not everyone is welcoming The Man On The Way Up's stimulus sham - indeed, it would seem it may be the start of a trend.

UPDATE: now moderates in The Man On The Way Up's party are beginning to turn against his sham "stimulus."

Some Rationality On The Economy

Amid all the pessimism permeating coverage of the economy, some more optimistic epistles are to be found, such as the fact that housing foreclosures are not nationwide, that the fact that banking is still far stronger than in the early 1990s (see also here), and we're still earning more money.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What People Will Do For $787 Billion

The Man On The Way Up's $787 billion stimulus package gets an interesting look here, showing what that money would buy. The problem, though, is in the best answer in the post's response page - "It will pay ten million bureaucrats to push paper around." Investing money to bureaucrats instead of into the economy is bad business.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What Passes For Direct Action

This is what passes for direct action these days - the takeover of a college snackbar by suck-ups for "Palestinian" thugs. The video add-on including a PLO-scarfer whining "He touched me!" is an extra treat.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Obama And The Old First Iraq War Trick

Apparantly Maxwell Smart has influence on The Man On The Way Up's administration. Bruce Reidel, a former CIA officer and now a Brookings Institution scholar, has been appointed to oversee a review of US policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and his grand strategy is to secure peace between Israel and the fiction known as Palestinians. It's a ridiculous idea (being ridiculous is in keeping with the stupidity of the CIA) and brings to mind Saddam Hussein's attempt to legitimize his 1990 invasion of Kuwait by trying to tie it into Israel. It's the old it's-Israel's-fault-so-make-them-get-peace-with-Palestinians trick. Yep, Maxwell Smart would have seen this one coming.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Obama The Antisemite

If you didn't think The Man On The Way Up is an antisemite, think again as he sponsors a UN conference that will condemn Israel as a racist state. It's 1975 all over again - blaming the victim of Islamo-Arab imperialism instead of Islamo-Arab imperialism.

What Housing Crunch?

It seems the housing crunch we've heard so much about for nearly a year is recovering, shown in California (notably in Sacramento), in Florida, and in Flint, MI.

FOLLOW-UP: Here is a look at the Phoenix area as The Man On The Way Up prepares a bailout plan on foreclosures - it illustrates the folly of the mortgage spending spree that aimed to give idiot home buyers mortgages they couldn't pay back.

FOLLOW-UP #2: Market forces continue to work wonders in California.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gasp! They're Ripping The Man On The Way Up

Say it ain't so!

It's so, and while The Man On The Way Up may somehow con his way to a second term, it will be like Billary's tenure - with nothing positive accomplished and his grandiose plans in ruins.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Not More Wage Controls

The economic illiteracy of The Man On The Way Up and his allies was illustrated by their campaign for wage controls against "greedy CEOs."

More Evidence Of Iraq As Enemy Quagmire

Remember Imad Mugniyah? Likely you don't. He was military commander of Hezbollah who launched the 1983 attacks that killed over 300 US and French soldiers in Beirut and numerous other such strikes. He was iced in 2008, and a contibuting factor to getting him was the capture of one of his senior officers in 2007 in Iraq.

Obama Stimulus Parties

The Man On The Way Up urged people to host "stimulus package house parties." The result is shown here in the uniform realization among Obamaniacs that The Man On The Way Up lied to them.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

More Unstimulating Stimulus

The big fed stimulus package now has a tentative deal. Three Republicans (in name only) were hoodwinked into backing it. A lengthy look at the whole sham can be found here.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Cheney Tweaks The Dems

Richard Cheney tweaks the Dems as they taste their own medicine.

Putting Bureaucrats First

First a repost from February 2:

The Man On The Way Up promised bipartisanship. He lied, and one area is his direction of "third party" attacks on Republicans opposing his sham stimulus; the funniest angle of attack is that "Republicans want to spend money on schools in Iraq but not in the US," and a PAC reminsiscent of America First is pushing this line. That US schools outspend the Defense Department, of course, never gets considered.

UPDATE: So what does The Man On The Way Up do? He lied about bipartisanship, now he lies about "catastrophe" if his phony stimulus bill fails. It's a bill that puts bureaucrats first and foremost, which is what Democratic economics ultimately has always been about.

The Gitmobama Follies

The Man On The Way Up's policy of releasing Guantanamo terrorists is producing exactly what sane people saw miles away. And The Man On The Way Up's idiocy doesn't end there, as Hillary Milhous Clinton gets into the State Department fray.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Committee Of Idiotic Analysis Claims Credit

Check this Bill Roggio piece on the CIA gloating over air attacks it has directed against Al Qaida in Pakistan. Given the CIA's history of stupidity between analysis discredited by its own left-leaning doctrines and its ineptitude in executing orders - not for nothing has it been mocked as The Committee for Idiotic Amusement over the decades - one needs a lot of salt when reading the Agency patting itself on the back like this.

Gracelessness And Generals

We got a look at how pompous and self-important the Obamas are with this Michelle Obama micro-trainwreck speech supporting the public school hackerama, which illustrated the heavy-handed way The Man On The Way Up and The Woman On The Way Up conduct themselves. And the gracelessness doesn't end there, as the leftwing media is still trying to stir up bogus trouble with this bogus "revolt of the generals" story. Would that people who know better would indeed be forcing The Man On The Way Up to grow up, especially with MOTWU's economic stupidity causing a gagging effect on Wall Street and in international trade.

The "Recruiting More Terrorists" Myth Continues

It's the salient myth of those against defeating Islamo-Arab imperialism - "we create more terrorists than we kill" and its variant, that when America (or Israel) defend itself, "we've given the terrorists a perfect recruiting tool." Yet nowhere in history is there one example of anything like this happening - nowhere is there any example of the enemy gaining recruits or strength because the US fights back; on the contrary, the pattern has always been that the enemy only gains strength when it sees we won't fight back.

Yet The Man On The Way Up buys this nonsense. The piece asks what planet Obama is from - it certainly wasn't from the planet this sci-fi icon came from - he would have told off Obama and taken charge of the situation.

The Treason Of Terrorists And Their Enablers

The father of Daniel Pearl notes the treason of terrorists and their enablers such as Jimmy Carter and the UCLA.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Palestinians: A Failure Of A People

The Palestinians are a failure as a people. That much should be obvious from their continued inability to make peace, their belligerence and obsession with waging war, and their economic indolence. This examination of the Palestinians shows them as addicts to war, and it's hard to factually dispute it.

Who Runs The Capitalist Show

What fuels economic growth? You had to ask. And who runs the show in the economy? It isn't companies.

None of this should be revalatory to anyone who understands anything about economics.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sham Stimulus

This is what Republicans and anyone else genuinely concerned with the economy should be doing - fighting the Democrats' sham "stimulus" package - a package in keeping with The Man On The Way Up's program for "change."

One should also keep in mind what a real stimulus looks like.


UPDATE: This piece examines a central failing of stimulus packages.

UPDATE #2:The biggest beneficiary of Obama's phony stimulus? The gang that helped his political career.

Sham Greenism Continued

Not only is The Man On The Way Up an ignoramus on Middle Eastern war states, he's an idiot about global warming and "Green" jobs.

Iran Starts Schooling Obama

The Man On The Way Up wanted to "reach out" to the Iranian empire. The Iranians thus began schooling him while they rebuild their war machine.

It is part and parcel of Obama's stupidity on the Middle East, shown in his ignorant verbiage about America's non-existent "partnership" with Middle Eastern war-states launching terrorist attacks when they weren't launching missiles or fighter planes - or invasions of Kuwait.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Morons For Hamas

Speaking of morons, Jimmy Carter is back, defending the Hamas war machine.

Morons For Che

Check this superb look at Hollywood's twisted love of Fidel Castro's primary killer, Argentine mass-murder Ernesto Guevera.

President MOTWU Starts Breaking His Rules

This post keeps getting bigger. We start with a repost from January 22:

** It took all of one day for The Man On The Way Up to start breaking his own rules. It's the first encounter with the real world in President MOTWU's administration and it won't be the last.

** UPDATE #1: The Man On The Way Up got snippy when a reporter actually asked him about him breaking his own rules.


** UPDATE JANUARY 26:Democrats then began balking at The Man On The Way Up so blatantly breaking his own rules with regard to former Raytheon lobbyist Bill Lynn.

** UPDATE JANUARY 27:Related to the snippiness with the reporter is Barack's "promises" of transparancy, but - you guessed it
- they're a sham.

Resistance In Name Only

Check this blurb on the chutzpah of people calling "Bush's so-called war on terror" a failure.

What "Politicizing Intelligence" Looks Like

Remember all those claims that Bush was "politicizing intelligence?" Obviously a lot of people don't know what the term means, as evidenced here with regard to waterboarding.

UPDATE: It isn't limited to intelligence - now The Man On The Way Up does the same to the Justice Dept. by appointing thug Senator Chuck Schumer's former hatchet man.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Barney Frank At It Again

Yep, Barney Frank is at it again - helping subsidize a corrupt bank. No wonder he's The Teflon Congressman.

Filmmaker Prosecuted For Speaking Truth To Islamic Power

Geert Wilders is a Danish filmmaker who made the recent short subject FITNA. It is a 15-minute short using quotes from the Koran married to appropriate images of Islamo-Arab violence, to illustrate the genocidal bloodthirstiness inherent in the reign of Islam that is behind the waves of terrorist attacks that have killed so many over the last quarter century-plus. The government of Holland has indicted Wilders for "inciting hate" with his film. It is a reflection of the cowardice so widespread when it comes to dealing with Islamo-Arab imperialism.

MOTWU Reality Check #2

The Man On The Way Up got another reality check, this one on his useless "stimulus" package.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Allies In Aggression

Remember the lie that "Iraq would never work with Al Qaeda" because of their supposed "differences?" It's being repeated with regard to Iranian support of Al Qaeda. And now the US Treasury gives the "no alliance" lie its comeuppance.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Obama Be A Law

First is this repost from August 12, 2008:

How many lawyers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Yeah, yeah, you've heard that one before. It's worth asking as one checks Barack Obama's poor record in law studies and how that record reflects his staggering ignorance of real people and the world in general.


UPDATE: Man On The Way Up's ignorance of the law continues unabated.

Antisemites On The Net

The corruption of the "documentary" filmmaking genre has been a prolonged process that predated Michael Moore but which was escalated by him and his followers. One of them is Max Blumenthal, and his latest act of drive-by video shooting is a pathetic attempt to mock supporters of Israel's attack on Hamas killers in Gaza. The sheer dishonesty of Blumenthal's drive-by video shooting gets examined here and further proves the worthlessness of the "documentary" genre.

Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing

Check this interesting piece on the mindset behind "stimulus packages" that never work.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hate Criminals At Work In San Francisco

The unseemly pictures are here. Particularly disturbing are the very young girls dressed in the garb of Arab terrorists and the fact the SFPD didn't bother the antisemites, but instead stopped a protester against Hamas.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Hamas: Kill Charley Barrack

Israel responded to a prolonged period of rocket attacks from Gaza by the terrorist army Hamas by invading what had once been its own territory but which it gave back as a peace gesture - which one we've forgotten, since Israel has done nothing but make peace gestures all these decades it's difficult to keep track of the number of such. Israel's action has garnered a surprising consensus in its favor here in the US, but loud voices against it are still there, and some of them have come out into the open in response to an air attack that blew up Hamas thug Nizar Rayan, his four wives (how come those gays protesting Mormon votes against gay "marriage" by claiming Mormon approval of polygomy never notice things like this?), nine of his children, and a weapons depot (how convenient that terrorists from Vietnam to Lebanon and all points between house civilians onto military targets). The weapons depot part of course gets short-shrifted.

We'll lobby to change the name of Palestinian/Arab terrorists from whatever name they use to Charley Barrack.