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Vagaries and the new VP

Confused about why criminal charges have never been brought against anyone for the economic mess? Wonder no longer….

This is one of several, very interesting revelations from today’s GAI report on corruption within the Obama Justice Department.  And remember, in our bought and paid for system, what you will read is completely legal.

http://dailybail.com/home/report-five-senior-goldman-sachs-execs-gave-130k-to-obama-vi.html

Lobbying against national interest is nothing new. Happens all the time in DC. But, this relatively minor industry, along with the EPA, is causing major problems worldwide.

 Yup, the ethanol lobby strikes again. It can’t succeed without a mandate that
forces consumers to buy its product every time they fill up the tank, and if the
resulting corn shortages drive food prices up in a way that punishes consumers
around the world, so be it….[snip]

If not for the politics, the ethanol mandate would have been gone years ago. Oil costs and imports are up (ethanol makes up less than 1% of world-wide transportation fuel), and even the green lobby has turned against the fuel (because of the carbon-increasing deforestation it causes).

For more evidence, consider the ethanol waiver requested by the hunger charity ActionAid and the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute. Normally when making decisions, the EPA considers “impacts on human health,” a nebulous measurement that it usually inflates to justify costly regulation. But the ethanol rules mention health only to minimize the danger, despite numerous peer-reviewed studies showing that biofuel mandates increase hunger and hunger-related diseases at home and abroad and contribute to tens of thousands of annual deaths. The EPA still hasn’t responded on the merits.

Last but not least, and, just because I can, here is a list of views expressed by the media on Ryan’s VP nomination.

I’m just going to say what every other girl is thinking. VP  candidate Paul Ryan is sexy.”

I  don’t agree with Paul Ryan at all, but I still think he’s sexy as hell.”

I  don’t think we’ve said it enough today; Paul Ryan is a sexy man.”

So what explains it?

“He  looks like Superman.”

C’mon lefties, guys with guns are seriously sexy.”

And then, of course, those eyes.

Paul  Ryan is gorgeous with dreamy blue eyes.”

Neutral  Objective Fact: Paul Ryan’s eyes are dreamy.”

I’m voting for Romney because of Paul Ryan’s sparkly blue eyes.  I mean…because…I agree with his views on stuff.”

Look,  I’m just gonna come right out and say what we all are thinking: Paul Ryan has  dreamy bedroom eyes.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79632.html#ixzz23MJkmflM

What say you? Was Ryan the best pick?

open thread…..

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62 Comments

  1. Carole

    I just want to make sure the Birdies have the opportunity to see this video. Scary stuff about Obama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=-Czo5Vf8KZs

  2. Thought for today
    “You cannot help the poor
    by destroying the rich.

    You cannot strengthen the weak
    by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up
    by pulling the wage payer down.

    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage
    by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

    You cannot help people
    permanently by doing for them,
    what they could and
    should do for themselves.”

    • Amen

    • Double Amen.

  3. Carole

    Great thought for today.

    • Thanks… 🙂
      very timely in this day and age too

  4. srdem65

    Happy thought; The R+R comeback team spoke at a huge furniture store, 1,200 people inside, 10,000 people OUTSIDE! Yea!
    More: Comeback team raised $3,500,000 in donations since yesterday. Yea!
    BO speaking at a $51 campaign event in Chicago; half full. Yea!

    The Olympics end today. What an exciting event, how wonderful all the athletes performed.
    Yea! to the winners, Good Job! to those who gave it their all.
    They’re all ‘winners’ in my estimation.

    Can’t wait for the Winter Games.

    • The Original

      Me, too. I am looking forward to the Winter Games!

  5. “As Internet humorist IowaHawk tweeted on Saturday: “Paul Ryan represents Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: Math.”
    LOL 😀
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-08-12/ryan-obama-nightmare-math/57013996/1

    • srdem65

      Math is hard.

    • Hollydolly

      Perhaps in the end it will be a simple thing like math that is BO’s undoing. 😀

    • zoinks

      If both Romney and Ryan show up wearing yellow hats, baracky will crap himself.

  6. Chalk graffiti outside BO event, “stop killing brown people with your drones”

  7. You betcha’ Paul Ryan was a great pick, proves Romney’s not afraid of Obama. 😀

    Loving the crowd scenes for the weekend rallies. Missed the announcement by a mile, I was at a zoo member fundraising event, well , 4 miles, from the Norfolk waterfront.

    Where’s MO? Haven’t heard a peep since her Olympic “ya better win” visit to our athletes.

    Any facebookers here? Come *likey*. Helping a friend mod this page, which is attacked daily by the OFA slimers, YOU CAN’T BE A DEMOCRAT IF YOU VOTE FOR ROMNEY!!! Oh yes we can 😀

    http://www.facebook.com/romneydemocrats2012

    • srdem65

      Yes We Can, and Yes We Will.

      There’s talk that Seniors won’t vote for MrRyan because his budgetary plan will change Medicare; I got news for the lefty Dems….Seniors know who took $760 billion dollars out of Medicare and put it in Obamacare and it wasn’t the Repubs.

      • […]Now, when you take a look at the Medicare cuts, what this bill essentially does—it treats Medicare like a piggy bank. It raids a half a trillion dollars out of Medicare, not to shore up Medicare solvency, but to spend on this new government program.

        Now, when you take a look at what this does, is, according to the chief actuary of Medicare, he’s saying as much as 20 percent of Medicare’s providers will either go out of business or will have to stop seeing Medicare beneficiaries. Millions of seniors who are on—who have chosen Medicare Advantage will lose the coverage that they now enjoy.

        You can’t say that you’re using this money to either extend Medicare solvency and also offset the cost of this new program. That’s double counting.[…]

        All seniors have to do is read this….BO and co think everyone is stupid….their arguments are getting desperate and they have no answers…none…

        http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/08/12/ryan-is-well-equipped-to-turn-argument-on-killing-medicare-back-on-obama/

    • The Original

      I liked it.

    • Yes, we are!!
      Don’t Facebook…I wouldn’t have any friends left. 😀

      • I’m surprised I still have family left. The New Yorkers are hopeless libidiots 😀

  8. Carole

    DeniseVB commented on facebook. I like that I said, you can take the lady out of southside Chicago, but you can’t take southside Chicago out of the lady. Meaning Moochella!

  9. Carole

    Oh such hypocrits we are Mooch and Barry. Wooing military families, only to slap them in the face and freeze their pay. I just saw Evita again for the hundreth time on TV. I wish I was talented enough to write a song from one of Evita’s tunes that fit the Obutts as they run around the USA pretending to care about the working folks (we peons) and offering up deals for $3.00 to meet with the supreme WONS. I can imagine that your air fare would be on a commuter low flying budget plane to eat at Mc Donalds with the WONS. Can you imagine trying to swollow your thin patty, wilted lettuce, squishy tomato hamburger as Mooch throws her sleeveless arms up in the air to hug you with her stubbled arm pits showing. Such an appetizing image!!!

      • srdem65

        Freeze their pay!? IMO, there isn’t enough money to pay those who honor their commitment and place their bodies and lives on the line for the USA. From the clerks who keep the suppy lines going to the ones tromping through the deserts, they are all heros in my esteem.

      • The Original

        That so ticks me off . . . and thn we are also cutting our military by 25%. I heard a stat today that we are back to where we were in 1950 as far military strength with this latest cutbacks. Makes me sick.

  10. Romney found his voice….tells Obama to get his campaign out of the gutter….dresses down a heckler too…. 😀
    Crowds got Mitt fired up…
    http://www.therightscoop.com/awesome-romney-responds-to-heckler-in-wisconsin-then-tells-obama-to-get-his-campaign-out-of-the-gutter/

  11. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79656.html?hp=r4

    MO says BO is no “superhero”…look how the mighty have fallen.

    defending BO and his “half full room”
    What? No pictures of all those pumped up people?

    • and this…..Give. Me. A Break. Desperate enough to ask babies to “get out there and do something”?
      “And I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Barack can’t do it alone. He’s not Spiderman. (Laughter.) He’s not a superhero; he’s a human. So he needs your help. And I’m not just talking to the adults here today. I am talking to the young people here as well! (Applause.) All of our young people, you might not be old enough to vote — you’ll vote at school, I know; I met several people who are going to be voting for my husband who are 10 and under. We accept those votes. (Laughter.) But you can play an important role in this election, too. I want you all to feel empowered and get used to being a part of the democratic process. It starts now. You can learn about the issues — the issues like education and health care. Learn about them, what they mean to you and your family and all your friends. Talk to them, with your friends. You can get out there and volunteer with your parents.”

      http://weaselzippers.us/2012/08/12/mooch-on-obama-hes-not-spiderman-hes-not-a-superhero-hes-a-human/

      • srdem65

        She said this at GwenStefani’s house. What an idiot to think that those who were invited to pay $2500 for the privilege of seeing MO are going to “get out there and volunteer” in any way shape or form.
        I’d bet that most of them rolled their eyes or whispered how stupid she sounds after she left.

      • WellMoochelle...

        Don’t you love how the left says that Romney can’t identify with average Americans because he actually earned millions of dollars himself, yet the Obamas schmooze with Hollywood on a regular basis and if anyone can’t identify with average Americans, it’s Hollywood. Leftists are mentally ill, I’m convinced.

        • Hypocritical, to say the very least…lefties think only they are supposed to trot around wealthy….mental is right

  12. srdem65

    Janna Ryan was a tax attorney who worked for a big firm in DC when she met her future husband. huh! They’re both Catholics who attend church regularly (pro-life, of course) and they’ve been married 11-12 years.

    (Lynn2 can find more with her magic internet talents)

    • More on Janna Ryan

      Ryan, whose last name was Little before her marriage, grew up in Madill, in southern Oklahoma. Both of her parents spent their careers as lawyers in private practice. Her mother graduated first in her class at the University of Oklahoma law school. A town in Oklahoma, Little City, is named after the family, dating back several generations.

      Her family has strong Democratic connections, and largely identify with the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of Democratic lawmakers known for being fiscally conservative.

      .
      Her uncle, David Boren, served as a Democratic governor of Oklahoma and later as senator from the state. Boren’s son, Dan Boren, is a member of House of Representatives and as a Blue Dog Democrat, has often voted with Republicans.

      After college she worked as a legislative aide to former Oklahoma congressman Bill Brewster, who was a co-founder of the Blue Dog Coalition.

      While in that job she worked on transportation and healthcare issues and attended George Washington Law School at night, earning her degree in 1998.

      Ryan parlayed her law degree and Hill experience into a lobbyist job, working for several years at Williams & Jensen and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

      Her roster of clients included pharmaceutical and insurance clients such as Novartis, Cigna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, according to lobbying records.

      She married Paul Ryan in 2000 after the two met in Washington and moved to his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, where she now raises their three children.

      A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article in 2000 said their upcoming nuptials would be “depriving Congress of one of its more eligible bachelors.”

      “They got married eyes wide open, knowing that they wanted to dedicate themselves to public service, and that meant that Janna wouldn’t work, and Paul would dedicate himself” to working in Congress, said Jodi Bond, a vice president at the Chamber of Commerce who has been friends with the Ryans for decades.

      While the campaign is still sorting out exactly what her role on the campaign trail might be, friends suggested she would be an asset to Romney-Ryan ticket.

      “I think she is very relatable,” said Missy Edwards, a lobbyist in Washington who became friends with Ryan when they both worked on Capitol Hill together in the 1990s. “She’s from a small town, (with) three young kids, smart, and focused on her family, first.”

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48640720?ocid=ansmsnbc11

      • srdem65

        You’re still the best!

        What an impressive resume for our VP’s wife.

        • everyone likes them…so cool

  13. WellMoochelle...

    What the Ryan pick shows us is that Romney is a very serious, pragmatic, analytical man. He makes decisions from facts. He has competent people gather the facts, analyzes them. gets advice from people he respects, and then makes a decision. This is what we want from a commander-in-chief. I have repeatedly said that Romney is a very smart man. He doesn’t need the money and he has a family that will bring him joy until his last days. He does not need the job. He wants to be president to save the country and all those grandchildren are foremost in his mind. He is a patriot. God Bless him and Paul Ryan and their beautiful families! Well done!

    • srdem65

      *like x 1000

    • Hi WM…glad to see you here again. Wondered where you were. 🙂

  14. […]Remember this when you start to hear the Obama campaign rip the Ryan budget as an unserious attempt to kill Medicare and allow rich people to feast on the bones of the poor. Bowles has his own issues with Ryan’s plan (which at one point in the video below he calls “radical”), but Bowles acknowledges this as a good-faith effort to fix the structural crisis in American finances. That’s more respect than Bowles gave Obama’s budget, which he noted got voted down in the Senate 97-0, and for good reason. Bowles even tweaks Obama for dishonestly attempting to evade a true comparison and for back-loading cuts in order to claim $4 trillion in reductions over 12 years.[…]

    Erskine Bowles, Democrat, had this to say about Ryan
    […] “Have any of you met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing, uh. I always thought that I was OK with arithmetic, but this guy can run circles around me. And, he is honest. He is straightforward. He is sincere.

    And, the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit by $4 trillion…just like we did.

    The President came out with his own plan and the President came out, as you will remember, with a budget and I don’t think anyone took that budget very seriously. Um, the Senate voted against it 97 to nothing. He, therefore, after a lot of pressure from folks like me, he came out with a new budget framework and, in the new budget framework, he cut the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. And, to be candid, this $4 trillion cut was very heavily back-end loaded. So, if you looked at it on a 10 year basis and compared apples-to-apples, it was about a $2.5 trillion cut.”[…]

    Oh so busted, BO…
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/13/video-erskine-bowles-says-ryan-budget-sensible-honest-serious/

  15. Just what every woman needs…more advice from MO …this time about “back to school”
    “First lady Michelle Obama will be guest editor on iVillage the week of Aug. 20, the media company announced Monday.

    Obama will be the website’s first-ever “guest editor,” and iVillage promises that starting next Monday, readers will get “an inside look at how she gets her family ready for a new school year and how the Obamas stay healthy and active all year.” The first lady’s editorial theme for the week is “Rev up your back-to-school routine.”

    The popular opinion-focused website iVillage is owned by NBC Universal and geared mainly toward women, offering content focused on health, beauty, family and romance.

    “Women get so much strength and inspiration from each other and I was thrilled to have the chance to work with iVillage and its energized, engaged audience of millions of women,” Obama said in a statement released by NBC Universal. “As children across the country get ready to go back to school, this is an exciting — and sometimes overwhelming — time for American families. As Guest Editor, I hope to start a community dialogue on this topic so we can all share tips and advice to get our kids off to a great start in this new school year and help our families be healthier.” ”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/243389-michelle-obama-to-offer-back-to-school-tips-as-ivillage-guest-editor

    • Carole

      What hogwash! Most mothers know how to prepare their children for school and keep they healthy throughout the year. Moo is just singing to the choir. Her concerns from day one should have been for the baby daddy mommies that make a living by reproduction. These mothers aren’t going to be interested in Moo’s iVillage dialogue. The Birdies know that Moo’s garden is a “fake self-endeaver” project and that her kids eat lots of junk food, just like Obutt does out on the campaign trail.

      Today I received my Lady’s Home Journal and torn the front cover of Moo’s face up into tiny pieces and thewn threw away the whole magazine without reading one page of it. I no longer subscribe to that magazine or others since Moo’s picture has appearen on their covers. Someone how, the magazine keeps coming, butt I did not renew my subscription to it.

      • Carole

        oops the healthy

  16. BO is going to pick on the wrong guy…Ryan is held in high regard by a lot of people on the other side…even reporters. 😀

    ‘Time Rebuts Team Obama: Paul Ryan Was ‘Seven Years Ahead of the Tea Party’

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/08/13/time-rebuts-team-obama-paul-ryan-was-seven-years-ahead-tea-party#ixzz23S4Bduto

  17. Victor Davis Hanson understands the vagaries of our current set of old elitist snots.
    […]In short, our top pundits, our political elites, our very president all believe that they can blast the unfairness of high capitalism while doing everything in their power to enjoy its dividends — and demand an ethical standard from others that they habitually do not meet themselves. It is as if the more left-wing one sounds, the more anti-left-wing his tastes; the more the ethicist lectures on morality, the more he is likely to be unethical; the more green an advocate, the less likely the 800-square foot cottage replete with recycled water, a solar toilet, and 70-degree hot water. The only mystery here is whether there is some sort of logical connection. Does the profession of cosmic morality by design allow one to enjoy without guilt quite earthly sins? Why do super-rich liberals not like the Tea-Party upper-middle-class entrepreneurs? Are the latter in no need of liberal condescension? Do they not have quite enough money to show exquisite taste? Or are they grubby, too close to the struggle for a buck?

    Two final notes on why all this matters. First, when the left-wing media ceases to scrutinize public figures, the latter are emboldened to fabricate, cheat, plagiarize, and flat out lie. It is not that there are not conservative hypocrites, just that the present system makes it far harder for them to get away with these failings. (Imagine the press reaction to a Romney autobiography full of untruths; a Paul Ryan with a yacht docked in a no-tax harbor; a Charles Krauthammer lifting entire paragraphs from the work of others).

    Second, all of the above are part of an elite establishment that is supposed to set standards for emulation, but instead only coarsens civilization.[…]

    http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/our-not-so-best-and-not-so-brightest/?singlepage=true

    • srdem65

      DrHanson always hits the right spots. I read him everytime.

  18. sportinlife10

    GGGRRR: checking out the “neutral” hosts for the debates.
    Will anyone raise an objection?

    • Some neutrals…Candy Crawl-E..Schifter….Brit Hume or Baer would be better than those two

  19. Carole

    Now wouldn’t this just be great. Obutt has no loyalty to anyone and Holder just may be too great of a distraction to keep him around.
    http://educationviews.org/obama-will-fire-holder-if-fast-and-furious-threatens-his-re-election/

  20. MO and Gabby on Jay Leno

    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/08/michelle-obama-teases-gabby-douglas-over-fast-food

    In the meantime, BO’s in Iowa treating kids to sugar loaded snow cones.

    • MO is an idiot…compare and contrast…Gaby wins gold, MO whines about a breakfast sandwich….I guess she didn’t notice the kid’s body fat, well……. just isn’t.

  21. Carole

    Great reasons that the Democrats should be worried about Paul Ryan being on the GOP ticket for presidency.

    http://floppingaces.net/2012/08/11/the-ryan-pick-why-democrats-should-be-worried/

  22. YEP, Russia violates US airspace…now violates US waters…good thing BO is so “flexible”…
    WTF!
    “A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region…….
    http://freebeacon.com/

  23. About that Ryan-Wyden budget plan…
    “The Democratic Senator from Oregon enraged members of his party last year by teaming up with Ryan on Medicare reform. Wyden’s cooperation lent bipartisan credibility to Ryan’s proposal, undermining Democratic efforts to smear the Republican congressman as an unhinged radical hell-bent on throwing seniors out of nursing homes.

    “Paul Ryan shares my belief that we don’t hold election certificates to sit on the sidelines and that the only way to tackle some of the big challenges facing our nation is to work together on big solutions,” Wyden said in December upon the release of the proposal. “Paul has also long-shared my view that the best way to hold down health costs is to give all Americans the ability to hire and fire their insurance company.”

    http://freebeacon.com/eight-dems-who-have-praised-paul-rya/

  24. LOL :D…yes, they ARE in panic mode…Romney did the right thing….LOL 😀

    I just got this disturbing report: Yesterday’s Romney-Ryan rally in North Carolina pulled in an overflow crowd of 15,000 people.

    There’s no spinning that number. It’s a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized.

    And that’s not all. Since the VP announcement, Romney’s campaign has brought in over 70,000 donations from his Tea Party base.

    We’ve got to step up our game and mobilize our supporters — starting right now.

    Donate $3 or right now to help us rally our base around President Obama’s agenda >>

    Listen to what one Republican supporter said about Paul Ryan: “I love him…He’s going to excite the Tea Party and get them on board…”

    We can’t let the Republicans claim the momentum. Donate $3 or whatever you can:

    http://dccc.org/Stand-With-President-Obama

    Thanks,

    Brynne

    Brynne Craig
    DCCC Field Director

    http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/email-panic-from-democrats-disturbing-report-of-overflow-crowds-at-romneyryan-events/

  25. I’ll be out until later this afternoon…keep it going till then
    You guys do rock!! 😀

  26. Carole

    This is priceless. Barry speaking in a drought ridden corn field in Oskaloosa, Iowa. You just make this stuff up. Priceless!!

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/

  27. domanii

    Wow, the left is going nuts calling Ryan everything from the SS to a granny killer. It’s sickening to even read the news. I’m gonna have to stay away from it for a while. It’s consuming way to much of my time and energy. The remarks are so vile and hateful, I can’t believe people who run our country actually will make statements like that and expect people to respect them.

    • srdem65

      Don’t despair. it’s affecting most Americans, too. We don’t like dirty politics and we don’t like lying politicians. It’s all going to backfire.

    • We all take breaks from the crazy…..don’t let it get to you. Just pretend they’re all from a different planet and words mean different things to them.
      Funny how they all thought Ryan was a nice guy until he got the VP nod.
      I just attribute it to the pols freaking out cause Ryan is so cool! 😀

  28. rotolab

    I have no idea what was going on at FOX today…during The Five, Eric Boling playfully hit Bob Beckel and Beckel let loose with the F word. The rest of the program (according to Bret Baier) was on an 8 second delay. Both put $20 bucks into the Bob’s swear jar.

    Then, during Bret Baier’s newscast, we saw Brit Hume’s interview with Paul Ryan…really good, IMO. Later during the panel debate, the discussion was about Joey B’s “you’ll be in chains” gaff…and Charles K. let loose with a “if anyone else had said this, it would be a big effin’ deal”. WTF?

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