Archive for June, 2011

Obama’s Energy Strategy

Posted in 2012 Election, Politics on June 29th, 2011

President Obama’s energy strategy, such as it is, is quite tactical in scope and nature. His release of 30 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, supposedly to curb gasoline prices, is a near-term only mitigation.

Release Chaff - Spraying Out US Oil Reserves to Curb Criticism
Obama: 30 Million Barrels Gets How Many Votes Again?

That term being defined as the length of time remaining in Obama’s first term in office. 😉

Domestic Maintenance

Posted in 2012 Election on June 29th, 2011

Domestic maintenance, in the form of house cleaning, is a necessity. If one’s house is not kept clean it will attract a plethora of vermin which will, in turn, bring myriad diseases to plague one’s self and one’s family and rob from them their health and happiness.

As this is true for one’s house so it is true for the People’s house, the US House of Representatives. It must be swept clean and sanitized, and any disease-bearing vermin within it must be expunged in order for America to regain its health and vigor.

It would be both wise and prudent for Americans to remember that the 2012 Elections encompass more than just a presidential election; the entirety of the House is up for reelection as well, with all 435 seats being in play on November 6, 2012.

Securing the White House is certainly important, both functionally and symbolically, but all federal laws start in the US House of Representatives. Completing the “spring cleaning” started with the 2010 mid-term elections is imperative if the renewal of America is to continue and it’s rebirth is to come full term.

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Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after theyre down. 😉

Selling Fear & Loathing

Posted in Humor, Politics on June 27th, 2011

As I’ve posted before, if Obama’s FDA and HHS were really trying to curtail smoking by Americans, the ads they’ve chosen will fail just as every previous attempt at social engineering of people’s habit through fear-mongering have failed.

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Eeeeeeewwwwww!

On the other hand, disgust and loathing work better than fear in almost all cases. It’s just a matter of marketing. 😉

Obama’s Nightmare Act

Posted in Politics on June 26th, 2011

Obama Gump - Stupid Is As Stupid DoesPresident Obama, despite a MSM that is, by and large, still firmly supporting him – even unto the utter degradation of whatever vestiges of journalistic ethics they still possessed – is once again experiencing a nightmare.

This particular nightmare is the belief that he illegally and unconstitutionally de facto enacted the DREAM Act via executive order even though the Senate killed the bill in December, 2010.

Despite the MSM’s apparent refusal to report upon it, the news of Obama’s actions of Friday, June 24,2011 leaked out via alternative journalistic outlets on the internet, raising the expected combination of outrage from Americans and praise from Liberals and their minority tenants.

This particular post, apparently by The Examiner (link is restricted) has been making the rounds of the internet this weekend. It’s been cited by both Conservatives and Liberals, though obviously with differing intent and emphasis.

On Friday, the Obama administration issued a memo announcing that federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.

This new policy of prosecutorial discretion was quietly announced on Friday afternoon, and completely ignored by the mainstream press.

Author of Arizonas SB1070 and Kansas secretary of state, Kris Kobach, told the Daily Caller: Theyre pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to go further in not enforcing the law. At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is more bad news coming from the Obama administration [if the administration] really cared about putting Americans back to work, it would be vigorously enforcing the law.

While the facts involved in this are evidenced by a July 17, 2011 internal memorandum by the ICE’s Director to all immigration enforcement personnel, the conclusion that Obama has illegally and unconstitutionally enacted the DREAM Act via executive order is a long stretch.

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Graphic Propaganda

Posted in 2012 Election, Politics, Society on June 25th, 2011

Americans need to put a stop, by any and means necessary, to the encroachment of the Nanny StateBeginning September 2012, Obama’s FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging. They claim that the introduction of these warnings is expected to lower medical costs, a necessity if ObamaCare is not undone by the American courts and/or Congress.

It’s a just another of Obama’s many lies though.

It strains rational credulity to believe that this bit of fear-mongering will work any better than any of the plethora of such campaigns have worked in the past. It strains rational credulity past the breaking point to think that Obama and his appointees in the FDA and HHS don’t know this fact.

Obama’s Nanny State Fear-Mongering
Because This Has Worked So Well Before…

It well might meet Obama’s and his Liberals’ true goals though – the further destruction of the economy of the South where the vast majority of America’s tobacco is grown and processed. After all, these are historically red states and the Liberals’ best hope is to crush their economies in order to either cause people to leave or be shackled by government subsistence level hand-outs.

The placement requirements for this propaganda make their goal of brand destruction and impeding sales quite clear:

  1. On the top 50 percent of both the front and rear panels of each cigarette package.
  2. In the upper portion of each cigarette advertisement, occupying at least 20 percent of the area of the advertisement.

The actual, and I believe planned, effect of Obama’s FDA’s new cigarette label regulations will be to make it harder for smokers and retailers to swiftly identify brands and types of cigarettes at the time of sale.

FDA Approved Cigarette Display
Now Where’s My Cigarettes?

Such backhanded tactics by Obama and his sort don’t actually sink to the legal definition of a prior restraint, but they do certainly approach the functional level of such due to the added aggravation and time such labeling regulations will cause both shoppers and retailers.

These delays will also aggravate others waiting in the check-out lines, a bit of social engineering designed to further vilify and isolate American smokers that I’m sure is part and parcel of the Liberals’ plan.

Of course, if this goes like ObamaCare has so far, Newports and Kools will be given exemptions due to the “disproportion impact” upon Blacks, i.e., trusted Democrat sharecroppers voters.

The warning ads are useless, graphic propaganda that will be, like all other such things, ignored by the majority. The placement requirements, however, will do much to further Obama’s real goals, which is something for every man and woman in the southern states to remember as we approach the 2012 elections.

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Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after theyre down. 😉