Friday, May 1, 2009

Federal Debt and more.....

(cartoons from Patriot Post)

How much is the $100 million dollars in budget cuts compared to the federal budget as a whole? This video imagines the budget as $100 in pennies to provide the answer.

As Dr. Greg Mankiw, a Harvard economics professor, noted, "To put those numbers in perspective, imagine that the head of a household with annual spending of $100,000 called everyone in the family together to deal with a $34,000 budget shortfall. How much would he or she announce that spending had to be cut? By $3 over the course of the year -- approximately the cost of one latte at Starbucks. The other $33,997? We can put that on the family credit card and worry about it next year."

President Obama & Congress really need to get this book below:

In honor of the 44th President of the United States, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has issued a new flavor, "Barocky Road."

Barocky Road is a blend of half vanilla, half chocolate, surrounded by nuts and flakes. The vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied as an ingredient. The nuts and flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow. The cost is $100.00 per scoop. When purchased, it will be presented to you in a large beautiful cone, but then the ice cream is taken away and given to the person in line behind you. Thus you are left with an empty wallet, no change, holding an empty cone, with no hope of getting any ice cream. Don't you feel stimulated?

I bought a bird feeder.. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table .. everywhere!

Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be .... quiet, serene.... and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now let's see. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care and free education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one ' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than 'Old Glory' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

What They Will Say When Obama Fails

By Robert Oliver
Today is Wednesday, April 8, 2009. These are predictions of what Obama supporters, if there are any remaining, will say after Obama fails:
  • “The Republicans messed things up so much it needed a superhuman effort to make things right. It probably needed more than 8 years by Obama to fix it”
  • “The Republicans and the traitorous moderate Democrats (probably closet Republicans themselves) did their very best to obstruct Obama’s policies.”
  • “The Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate did not rally around him like they should have.”
  • “The Congress cared more about their own power than about supporting Obama.”
  • “Obama had traitors working with him.”
  • “People demanded too much out of him.”
  • “God is punishing the nation for not backing Obama.”
  • “The ‘Birthers” wanted to bring him down. They should have left the birth certificate issue alone. Where Obama was born was nobody’s business.”
  • “Wall Street wanted to bring him down.”
  • “Rogue elements of the Antiwar movement worked against him when they should have kept their mouths shut about Obama continuing Bush’s policies. And they should have kept it a secret that Obama was expanding the war in Afghanistan. They were only supposed to protest Bush only!”
  • “Those right-wing blogs, like, and right-wing idiot writers on the internet confused clear-thinking people and got them brainwashed.”
  • “You all didn’t give him a chance.”
  • “Racist white Americans (every white person who did not vote for Obama) did not want to unify this country.”
  • “The Media, like Chris Matthews, only pretended to love him. Then they showed their true colors.”
  • “Sellout black conservatives and sellout anti-Obama black liberals conspired together.”
  • “Anti-Obama YouTube viral videos passed around destroyed the Presidency.”
  • “The Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, etc. did not do their jobs correctly to set the record straight.”
  • Those evil right-wing talk show hosts brought him down. We told you they should have been silenced!”
  • “Those ‘Tea Party’ people should have been put in prison for treason and sedition.”
  • “You all didn’t give him a chance.”
  • “, ACORN, and Organizing for America did a lousy job in supporting our President. No excuses!”
  • “The fascist Pro-Life Movement did everything they could to undermine our President.”
  • “They all worked to make sure that the first black president failed.”
  • “Those PUMA Democrats brought him down.”
  • “He had bad advisors.”
  • “They set him up.” (Who are “they”?)
  • “You all didn’t give him a chance.”
  • “You all resisted the will of God by resisting Obama.”
  • “Bush set him up to fail.”
  • “He was a public servant, not a perfect servant.”
  • “He is only human. He had good intentions.”
  • “You cannot expect one man to have all the answers.”
  • “The weight of the world was on his shoulders. It was just too much for him. He is a good man. He really tried.”
  • “He was misunderstood.”
  • “He is an imposter! That was not the real Obama. It was a Republican Obama clone who was paid off to fail. The real Obama was kidnapped! He never had a chance!”
Robert Oliver is a writer and photographer in Southern California. His website is His email is


Mel said...

Excellent post but i have a feeling that the libs will not admit when the dear one fails.

Beth said...

Bush will forever be blamed for everything that goes wrong in our country, it's like an automatic reflex the MSM and the libs can't stop doing.

a red voice said...

so true the libs will forever blame everything that goes wrong on Bush & the GOP.
Newly-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter has caught on quick to how the libs play the blame game & has already asserted that conservative Jack Kemp would have benefited and that a more universal approach to health care would have cured Kemp's cancer! The GOP was to blame because it did not share his interest in funding medical research. Nevermind that the government has devoted billions to cancer research since Nixon's call in 1971 for a campaign to find a cancer cure. The National Cancer Institute had a $4.8 billion budget in fiscal 2008. Since the early '70s, the National Cancer Institute's budgets have totaled more than $80 billion, according to historical budget statistics.
Obviously -It is the GOP's fault for everyone that dies of cancer.

Anonymous said...

In 2010, it is imperative that we send a message to Washington D.C. and elect true Constitutional liberty candidates, such as:

1. R.J. Harris in Oklahoma for the U.S. House: &

2. State Senator Randy Brogdon for governor of Oklahoma:

3. Ray McBerry for governor of Georgia:

4. Debra Medina for governor of Texas: &

5. Adam Kokesh in New Mexico for the U.S. House: &

6. Peter Schiff from Connecticut for the U.S. Senate:

7. Dr. Rand Paul from Kentucky for the U.S. Senate:

a red voice said...

anon - I really hope we get some true conservatives in 2010.... my state is hopelessly liberally BLUE - so I am having hope for the other states to pull us through.