31.10.09

Halloween, Perfect Metaphor for ObamaCare

By John W. Lillpop


Over the years, this “holiday” called Halloween has become the ultimate day of distraction for scores of millions of otherwise normal, thinking Americans.

Halloween is bigger than Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter combined. Nothing in the Jewish or Muslim faiths comes close to matching the emotional excitement generated for a day that is not even a formal holiday.

Fascinatingly enough, Halloween is just about the perfect metaphor for the monster called ObamaCare.

After all, Halloween is about:

( ) Celebrating the triumph of death over life and evil over good;

( ) Using the treat of violence (trick) to extort wealth (treat) from strangers;

( ) Employing masks and disguises to conceal the true identity of those doing the extorting.

Anyone who has paid attention over the past several months is aware of the fact that ObamaCare would become America’s one-stop convenience center for terminating the unborn and near dead.

Death by fiat and government nudging in other words.


Democrats who threaten to terminate the anti-trust status of health insurers because of that industry’s opposition to being driven out of business are clearly engaged in trick or treat tactics used every Halloween by millions of American children from coast to coast.

However, when used by the United States government against private enterprise, the trick rises to the level of extortion and murder. Woe unto the struggling enterprise that fails to acquiesce.

Watching liberals play games with words and hiding their true intentions behind closed doors and in 1,900 pages of unintelligible gibberish, it should be clear that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are experts in disguising and masking the truth about ObamaCare.

ObamaCare: Unhappy Halloween from the government!

Gavin Newsom “Treats” California, “Tricks” San Francisco!









By John W. Lillpop


It is not often that an announcement by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom means good news for the state of California.

Indeed, most news about Newsom involves unmitigated goofiness and stifling arrogance such as his decision to marry same-sex couples on the steps of City Hall based on his unilateral rendering of California law as unconstitutional when it comes to homosexual weddings

Equally incredulous is Newsom’s role in shielding illegal alien felons from the federal government and deportation, said malfeasance leading to the death of San Francisco citizens.

Or his reckless spending and liberal excesses which have left San Francisco finances in shambles.

On and on it goes as Gavin Newsom is a liberal’s liberal, which means that common sense is never in play.

However, breaking with tradition, Gavin Newsom has made news that is a genuine blessing to the state of California.

As reported at sfgate.com, in part, Mayor Newsom has withdrawn his candidacy for the governor of California: +

“Plagued by low poll numbers and anemic fundraising, and with a newborn daughter at home, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom dropped out of the governor's race on Friday

”Newsom became the first to announce his candidacy for governor earlier this year, using Twitter to break the news. His withdrawal leaves Democrats with Attorney General Jerry Brown as their likely nominee while three Republicans vie for their party's nomination in June

”Newsom, who famously broke state law when he married same-sex couples in 2004 and promoted the nation's first universal health care program, was sidelined for months from appearing much before the local press and coming up with the controversial initiatives he adores.
“Donors and some advisers told him to temper the policy proposals that might not play well in conservative parts of California. For example, he recently floated the idea of a tax on sugary drinks, but hasn't submitted legislation - though he's likely to now.

The obvious downside to Newsom’s withdrawal is that the pugnacious lefty will have more time to devote to the further destruction of San Francisco.

Still, the goons who live in The City elected this nut ball. For that, they deserve all the tricks this delusional man can dish out!


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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/31/MN7S1AD82T.DTL#ixzz0VYM0WqQQ

30.10.09

Objective Look at Stimulus Cost Called “Calculator Abuse”










By John W. Lillpop


As the Obama administration works feverishly to convince American taxpayers that enough jobs have been created or saved to justify the trillion-dollar pork out, euphemistically known as the “stimulus” bill, parsing of words has become damn near an art form at the White House.

As reported, in part, at abcnews.com:

“Posting its results late this afternoon at Recovery.gov, the White House claimed 640,329 jobs have been created or saved because of the $159 billion in stimulus funds allocated as of Sept. 30.

“Officials acknowledged the numbers were not exact, saying that states and localities that reported the numbers have made mistakes.

“The White House argues that the actual job number is actually larger than 640,000 -- closer to 1 million jobs when one factors in stimulus jobs added in October and, more importantly, jobs created indirectly, such as ‘the waitress who's still on the job,’ Vice President Biden said today.

“So let's see. Assuming their number is right -- 160 billion divided by 1 million. Does that mean the stimulus costs taxpayers $160,000 per job?
“Jared Bernstein, chief economist and senior economic advisor to the vice president, called that "calculator abuse."

He said the cost per job was actually $92,000 -- but acknowledged that estimate is for the whole stimulus package as of the end of 2010.”

With all due respect to the president and Jared Bernstein, the term “calculator abuse” is more appropriate when describing a goofy reform plan that promises to add 46 million uninsured to the rolls of the insured while “cutting medical costs” in the process!

That sort of nonsense is calculator abuse,mathematics illiteracy and fraud rolled into one desperate Marxist attempt at grand larceny.



http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/10/160000-per-stimulus-job-white-house-calls-that-calculator-abuse.html

29.10.09

Salivating at the Thought of Democrat Concession Speeches in 2010!








Satire by John W. Lillpop

With mid-term elections just slightly more than a year from now, 2010 may be one of the most satisfying years since 1994 for practicing conservatives.

To begin with, conservatives, or at least Republicans, should be able to take government out of the hands of reckless liberals, especially in the U.S. House.

What a celebration there will be if the GOP is able to send Nancy Pelosi back to the swamp from whence she came! Said swamp, by the way, even more polluted today than when the bug eyed knot head from San Francisco took over with her foolish promise to “drain the swamp.”

Can you say Charles Rangel, Madam Speaker?

OK, so defeating a Marxist in San Francisco is about as likely as a practicing Orthodox Jew being elected Mayor of Tehran.

Ain’t gonna happen!

Still, there is a good chance that the GOP will win back majority status in the U.S. House, which would take the Speaker’s gavel away from Pelosi and place it in the hands of an adult with at least normal intelligence.

All in all, it could be a most entertaining November evening if the following lefties are forced to concede involuntary retirement at the hands of voters:

Harry Reid
Christopher Dodd
Barbara Boxer
Arlene Specter

Arlene Specter’s concession speech will be particularly gratifying. Specter is the man who thought he could hitch a ride on the Obama Express all the way to reelection, only to discover that the BHO Victory train ran out of fuel in the summer of 2009.

A word of advise for the soon-to-be deposed senator: Don’t think of the last 30 years as being wasted,

Focus instead on the positive and the fact that for 30 years you were able to fool enough people in Pennsylvania to avoid the fuss and bother of finding a real job.

A special moment of earth-shattering glory will rock the planet when that sawed-off lefty from San Francisco, Barbara Boxer, is forced to step before the cameras and microphones and concede defeat at the hands of Chuck DeVore, Senator-elect from California!

Best wishes on your next venture, Senator. By the way, is it appropriate to call you “madam,” now that you are just an ordinary, powerless citizen once again?

All in all, November 2, 2010 may be a terrific day for celebrating the retreat of Marxism from the halls of the U.S. Congress!

Honest Leadership? Open Government? Don’t Be Silly!


















By John W. Lillpop


President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have proudly branded their governance as the most honest, open, and transparent in the history of our nation.

However, there is nothing honest, open, or transparent about the manner in which the U.S. House is unveiling the Democrats’ plans to spend nearly one trillion dollars to "reform" the best health care system in the world.

As reported, in part, at the washingtontimes.com (+):

“House Democrats blocked the public from attending the unveiling ceremony of their health-care bill Thursday morning, allowing only pre-approved visitors whose names appeared on lists to enter the event at the West side of the Capitol.

“The audience at the crowded press conference included Hill staffers, union workers, health care providers and students, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who thanked them for attending.

“Mrs. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders announced the chamber's long-awaited version of a health care overhaul, which would expand insurance coverage to 36 million uninsured Americans, costing less than $900 billion over 10 years.

“The West side of the Capitol - the area where President Barack Obama was inaugurated - is traditionally open to the public. But the entrances were blocked off Thursday morning by metal fences, with Capitol police officers standing next to staff members holding clipboards with lists of approved attendees.”

Capitol police and metal fences in place to block access to an important announcement concerning the work of elected representatives in the “People’s House”?

On the heels of the administration’s idiotic assault on FOXNEWS and freedom of the press, one must challenge the theory that Obama is following in the footsteps of JFK as the heir apparent to Camelot.

Clearly, Barack Obama is more like Hugo Chavez than Camelot, and that is a damn shame!



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/29/house-democratic-bill-ceremony-closed-public/

28.10.09

A "Progressive" Checklist for Culling Out Racists!












By John W. Lillpop

As a point of reference, racist is formally defined as follows:

Racist - a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others.

In the on-line dictionary from which that definition was derived, the word "white" was omitted before the word "person," no doubt the product of biased editing by a red-necked scalawag from the Old South still immersed in denial.

Keeping the formal definition above in mind, compare it to the applications used by politically correct progressives, ever watchful for wedge issues with which to divide the American people.

According to progressives, you are a racist if you:

*Are on record as believing that American culture, including contributions made by angry white Christian men, has produced the greatest and most successful society in human history;

*Get goose bumps and shivers up and down your spine when Old Glory is feted or when the Star Spangled Banner is performed;

*Believe that America is a sovereign nation and, as such, perfectly justified in securing our borders against invasion by illegal aliens and other criminals;

*Believe that the rule of law is a basic tenet of American democracy, and, as such, inviolable;

*Support enforcement of the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986;

*Are proud of the English language, and support making English the official language of commerce, law, education, and culture in America;

*Oppose affirmative action, bilingualism and other reverse discrimination outrages;

*Watch FOX News for more than three hours in any given calendar quarter;

*Believe that the federal government should prevent illegal aliens from taking over American streets to demand rights and benefits reserved for U.S. citizens;

*Believe that Uncle Sam has an obligation to round up and deport illegal aliens, particularly during time of war;

*Believe that legislation is urgently needed to prevent illegal aliens from using "anchor babies" to circumvent U.S. law;

*Adamantly oppose amnesty, defined as anything short of deportation;

*Regard "Sanctuary Cities" as serious violations of federal law that should cause city officials to be arrested and prosecutedl

*Believe that in-state tuition breaks, driver's licenses, and other progressive hand outs serve only to attract even more illegal aliens and should be unlawful;

*Oppose the use of taxpayer funds to print ballots, government information, and educational materials in languages other than English;

*Own two or more American flags and participate in tawdry displays of excessive Americanism on Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and other patriotic holidays;

* Have knowingly registered or, perish the thought, voted Republican within the past 50 years;

*Failed to vote for Barack Obama;

*Are Caucasian, or look suspiciously like a Caucasian.

Please note that this checklist does not apply to African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or Native Americans because people from those racial and ethnic backgrounds are genetically incapable of being racists!





jwl

Where Are All the Jobs You Promised, Mr. President?











By John W. Lillpop


Back in February, President Obama told Congress and the nation that it was essential that $1 trillion be injected into the American economy to create new jobs and spark economic recovery.

According to the president, passage of the stimulus bill was so urgent that we could not afford to take time for Congress to read the 1,000+-page monster.

We need it NOW to save America, said President Obama at the time while promising that the bill would add 3.5 to 4 million jobs.

Nearly ten months later, the only thing that the Democrat bill has stimulated is the federal deficit which has exploded out of control and which threatens the economic prosperity of untold generations of Americans not yet born.

Meanwhile the economy continues to hemorrhage jobs at an alarming pace and unemployment may reach 10 percent or higher soon.

And President Obama's "solution" to America's economic misery is? Spend another trillion dollars plus to reform health care, and another trillion to fix the climate mess left by W.!

According to Obama, fixing health care is central to America's economic recovery.

With all due respect, Mr. President, shouldn't we wait to see if that stimulus bill actually creates any new jobs before throwing another trillion dollars at another program that you not familiar with?

Bottom line: Where all those new jobs you promised, Mr. President?

27.10.09

Future Horror under ObamaCare?










By John W. Lillpop

If ObamaCare ever actually becomes law, President Obama and Congressional liberals will have created the most divisive and dangeous program in American history.

It will be old versus young, middle-class versus poor, and on and on, as people clamor for health care, ever mindful of how others are faring in the war for rationed care.

An example might be:

Grandma, now in her 72nd year, recently fell and broke a hip. She needs hip replacement surgery to improve her mobility and eliminate the pain. It is a quality of life issue, and because Americans are living longer, the procedure is routine.

Until ObamaCare becomes law, that is.

Grandma has other health issues that do not portend well for her long-term survival. Even with hip surgery, her life expectancy is probably five years at the most.

Still, Grandma is a natural born American citizen who has paid taxes and into social security all of her life. Her expectation, and that of her family, is that the hip replacement is her right.

On the other hand, Juan Petro is a 24-year Old Spanish teacher in New York City who works as a private tutor.

Juan has never been comfortable with his gender and is convinced that he should be Juanita. He knows that modern technology can release him from the chains of his miserable existence as a male, while opening all sorts of opportunities for him/her as a young Latina.

Transgender surgery can undo God's mistake on Juan. However, whereas God works for free, the gods of liberal medicine do not, and their fees are way beyond Juan's modest means.

Oh, and Juan is an illegal alien from Guatemala. He has been in America five years, but has never filed an income tax return and has paid no taxes on his income. Not a nickel.

The war between American citizen and illegal alien thus begins. Which will ObamaCare liberals approve for medical treatment?

Will it be a 72-year old grandma and American citizen whose tax-paying years are about over?

On the other hand, will it be an illegal alien who has never paid taxes and should not even be in the country? (By the way, those facts will never be discovered because ObamaCare prohibits questions concerning immigration status.)

The question is hardly academic. This sort of bureaucratic nonsense is real and could impact your grandmother.

No one knows for sure who will be favored for treatment,but with liberal extremists like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in charge, do not bet against the sexually befuddled illegal alien!

Aloha and Mahalo, Jihadist Dudes!















Satire By John W. Lillpop


Of all the bloody cheek!

No longer content with just ramming airplanes into skyscrapers, devotees of the "Religion of Peace" have raised the terror bar another couple of notches.

Now these neurotic stowaways from the 7th century have flexed their financial muscle by threatening to boycott Northwest Airlines. It seems as though agents at Northwest had the audacity to demand that Muslim travelers follow international and airline rules by checking in least one hour before scheduled departure time.

It had something to do with security, 9/11, terrorism threats, etc. Nothing that would concern any card-holding Jihadist, right?

In any event, travelers returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, allegedly arrived just twenty minutes before departure, rather the required hour.

That is when Northwest Airlines personnel acted responsibly and refused to allow 40 of Allah's best and brightest to board the plane.

Of course, lawyers from CAIR subsequently gathered to address the issue in the spirit of fairness, reasoned logic, and common sense.

When all of those approaches failed, CAIR resorted to their standard policy book and screamed Racism! blah, blah, blah. And they then threatened to boycott the company, meaning that Muslims would get even by not flying Northwest Airlines.

Excuse me, did I read that correctly? The Muslims threatened to stay away from Northwest Airlines?

Good grief, how lucky can any airline get?

Immediately after confirming this report, I checked the itinerary for my Hawaii vacation in May and dispatched the following letter to the Northern California branch of CAIR:

Dear CAIR:

Knowing how racist and belligerent some airlines can be, I thought it my civic duty to inform you of a situation that is untenable for any devoted Jihadist.

I refer to XXX Airlines, Flight XX, on June 15,2008. This flight is non-stop from Morgan Hill International Airport in California to Hana, Maui, and leaves at 730 am, PDT. Gate 2a, Terminal 3.

In addition, please make note of the return flight from Hana to Morgan Hill on June 30, 2008.

Both of these flights are to be avoided by Muslims at all costs. The pilots, stewardesses, security personal, bartenders, and Red Caps at these airports are all bigoted, anti-Islam racists. Some may even be Jews.

Please confirm receipt of this advisory and CAIR's firm commitment to boycott the identified flights.

Praise be to Allah.

Mahalo and aloha, dudes!


JWL
Infidel, Second Class
June 2008

26.10.09

The Obama "Enemies List"

By John W. Lillpop

There was a time, not so very long ago, when Barack Obama was portrayed as a thoughtful, reasonable and intelligent man who could be counted on to provide sound judgment in dealing with any domestic and international crises that might land in the In Box of the American president.

He was, according to the media, a "Cool, Calm, and Collected" character whose IQ was so extraordinarily high that no problem created by mortal man could faze him.

After all, he was precocious, brilliant, and articulate. He would save America and the world from the ravages of a George W. Bush presidency, one that was two terms too long!

Even in the heat of the election campaign, Obama rejected a proposal by rival John McCain that would have postponed a scheduled debate to deal with the massive economic meltdown that was unfolding.

Obama said that the debate should go forward as planned. "Presidents are going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time...It's not necessary for us to think we can only do one thing and suspend everything else," Sen. Obama said.

Well-said, sir. Cool, calm, and collected.

Pity that calm demeanor was missing when President Obama was working with Congressional Democrats on the so-called stimulus bill, the one that was supposed to create 3.5-4.0 million jobs.

A little cool, calm, and collected presidential leadership might have made it unnecessary to ram a 1,000+-page document through Congress without allowing members to read what the hell they were voting on.

Said bill, by the way, cost taxpayers nearly one trillion dollars, but has failed miserably to create or save jobs.

Presidential malfeasance is also obvious in the current attempt to ram socialized medicine down the throats of an unwilling public. A little cool, calm and collected demeanor from the president might help to quell the hysteria that is driving another trillion-dollar mistake onto the backs of US taxpayers.

While Obama's performance on the economy and health care is anything but cool, calm, and collected, his bungling of the controversy surrounding Glenn Beck and FOXNEWS is nothing short of scandalous.

Many people, liberals included, are concerned that Obama has a dark, cynical side to his being that rivals the evil that was Richard M. Nixon.

Some even believe that President Obama has an Enemies List, another ghoulish practice inherited from the ghost of Tricky Dick.

If so, that list would surely include, but not be limited to, the following enemies:

FOXNEWS

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Beck

Rush Limbaugh

Congressional Budget Office

Blue Dog Democrats

All Red States

Dick Cheney

Israel, France, and Great Britain

Catholic Church, Including the Pope

Those Who Attend Tea parties

U.S. Pentagon

All Defense Contractors

All Energy Companies, Except Solar and Wind

Free Speech Advocates

All Blogs, Except Daily KOS

Sarah Palin

NY Governor David Paterson

International Olympic Committee

Health Insurance Companies

Wall Street Professionals

Joe Wilson

All Firms (Domestic, foreign) that Build Combustion Engine Cars

White Republican Christians

Anyone Over 50, and

Unborn Fetuses

With that sort of enemy's list to his credit, President Obama can be assured of one thing: Richard M. Nixon would be proud!

24.10.09

Dick Cheney's Moral Obligation to Speak Out











By John W. Lillpop

Given a choice, Former Vice President Dick Cheney would probably prefer to spend his autumn afternoons hunting lawyers in Texas than opining as to presidential dithering on Afghanistan and other administration failures in homeland security.

However, given fact that an anti-American Marxist and naive fraud has been installed as Commander-in-chief, super patriot Dick Cheney has a moral obligation to provide a robust voice in opposition to the outlandish shenanigans taking place in the Oval Office these days.

Cheney's calling is all the more urgent because of the complete lack of Congressional oversight from Obama minuets Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, the equally duplicitous role played by the mainstream media, which acts as if it were a part of Team Obama rather than objective inquirers, and the failure of the Republican party to bring forth an intelligent and respected voice to speak as a unifier on behalf of conservative values.

Were he an articulate and convincing speaker, former President Bush might help, but W. is neither able nor willing to join the fray.

Which leaves dissent in the capable hands and voice of Dick Cheney who knows more about Afghanistan and the war on terror than Obama and all of his creepy czars combined, and then some.

Please continue to "let it all hang out" Mr. Vice President. America desperately needs to hear your voice.

Greater Threat to America: Osama bin Laden or Glenn Beck?








By John W. Lillpop

It appears as though President Obama has reneged on his campaign promise to conduct a relentless search for Osama bin Laden.

Indeed, one could reasonably conclude that OBL is no longer atop the Enemies List maintained in the Richard M. Nixon war room (formerly known as the Oval Office), said distinction now reserved for Glenn Beck and FOXNEWS

But why? What is it about Glenn Beck that sends a rage up and down the leg of the most powerful man on the planet?

Maybe it is because Glenn Beck is a conservative Mormon with a highly-developed sixth sense when it comes to spotting inept Marxists posing as Democrats? And Beck's pedestrian compulsion to share the truth. wherever it leads, would surely offend America's black reincarnation of Richard M. Nixon.

Or perhaps it is something about Beck's lily-white skin and short blond hair that sends President Obama into a manic explosion every time the FOXNEWS host has the audacity to exercise his right to free speech by exposing another Obama failure?

Whatever the cause, President Obama's vendetta against FOXNEWS and Beck has become a huge embarrassment to Democrats, and is an issue of grave concern to political experts who understand the importance of a free press in a democratic society.

Obama's recent attempt to turn mainstream media against FOXNEWS set off alarm bells in the minds of even the most liberal journalists, as demonstrated by their resounding rejection of the president's foolish foray into dictatorial politics.

With all due respect, it seems perfectly clear that our Special Olympics President needs to focus all of his energies and wit on those who would gladly maim and kill millions of Americans, rather obsessing over the rants of a man known as 'Mad Man' by Time Magazine!

How to Say, "You're Being Ticketed for Not Speaking English" in Spanish?









Satire by John W. Lillpop

In the ongoing battle for language dominance across our great land, six enlightened officers of the Dallas police department have established a creative, fair, and reasonable plan for resolving the dispute once and for all:

They issue traffic citations to drivers for not speaking English!

As reported at dallasnews.com, in part: (+)

"Dallas police wrongly ticketed at least 39 drivers for not speaking English over the last three years, Police Chief David Kunkle announced Friday while promising to investigate all officers involved in the cases for dereliction of duty.

"The case that led to the discovery of all the others occurred Oct. 2, when Ernestina Mondragon was stopped for making an illegal U-turn in the White Rock area. Rookie Officer Gary Bromley cited Mondragon for three violations: disregarding a traffic control device, failure to present a driver's license and "non-English speaking driver."

"In that case and perhaps the others, officials said, the officer was confused by a pull-down menu on his in-car computer that listed the charge as an option. But the law the computer referred to is a federal statute regarding commercial drivers that Kunkle said his department does not enforce. "

Hooray and bravo! for the six officers who had the guts to deal with this thorny issue in a responsible manner.

People who do not speak English are clearly a hazard on the roadways and should be banned from driving altogether.

Further refinement of this issue requires the following actions:


( )Police should have the option of tasering rowdy Spanish speakers into submission when needed to protect the public from language abuse, and

( )Repeat offenders should be immediately deported to Mexico, regardless of US citizenship and immigration status.

The only down side may be in communicating all pertinent information to those criminals identified as non-English speakers.

A new law may be required: Make it a felony hate crime to operate any motor vehicle without at least one competent English speaker in said vehicle.

Non-English speakers: Bad for the roadways, bad for America!



+http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/DN-citations_23met.ART.State.Edition2.4bac015.html?nTar=OPUR

22.10.09

Obama 'Dithers,' America's Image Withers

By John W. Lillpop


Former Vice President and American patriot Dick Cheney has a way with words that seems to tweak our alleged Commander-in-chief even more than the brutal truths dished out by FOXNEWS and Glenn Beck.

As reported in part at cbsnews.com (+):

"Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night accused the White House of dithering over the strategy for the war in Afghanistan and urged President Barack Obama to 'do what it takes to win.'

'Make no mistake. Signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries,' Cheney said while accepting an award from a conservative national security group, the Center for Security Policy."

"Cheney disputed remarks by White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel that the Bush administration had been adrift concerning the war in Afghanistan and that the Obama administration had to start from the beginning to develop a strategy for the 8-year-old war.

"To the contrary, Cheney said, the Bush administration undertook its own review of the war before leaving office and presented its findings to Obama's transition team.

'They asked us not to announce our findings publicly, and we agreed, giving them the benefit of our work and the benefit of the doubt,' Cheney said. The strategy Obama announced in March bore a 'striking resemblance' to what the Bush administration review had found, the vice president said."

Americans owe a special debt of gratitude to Dick Cheney for speaking out with courage and intelligence on an issue that concerns the well being of young Americans in harms way in Afghanistan.

With any luck, Cheney's words will prompt the Obama administration to vacate the "Blame Bush" strategy long enough to take take the war seriously, including steps to win the damn thing!


+http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/21/ap/preswho/main5407819.shtml

21.10.09

Is Martyrdom Obama's Only Hope?


By John W. Lillpop


The question may seem absurd at first blush. But think about it.

Obama's grand scheme to convert America into a socialist state where government runs the economic order and spreads the wealth as it deems appropriate is not taking.

His communization of health care, the automobile industry, and the banking sector has either not been legislated or has been a dismal failure when tried.

Close to a trillion dollars of taxpayer money has been spent, or is in the process of being spent, to stimulate the economy and create jobs, business actions which government bureaucrats are woefully unqualified to even attempt.

Other programs involving trillions more are being schemed and hatched in secret meetings on Capitol Hill, open only to Democrats. Transparency is but a sham.

While Democrats spend with reckless abandon in the name of economic recovery, unemployment and the national debt, twin omens of economic disaster, continue to rise precipitously.

The dollar is crashing and our creditor nations, like Communist China, are warning of dire circumstances if spending is not contained.

Obama's ventures into foreign policy are just as calamitous because of his naive mindset, which holds that there are no evil people in the world, save American conservatives and FOXNEWS, especially Glenn Beck.

That attitude and Obama's inability to act decisively on Afghanistan only serve to convince the likes of Iran, North Korea, and Russia that America's new leader is weak and befuddled.

Other than winning a Nobel Peace Prize for eleven days of spiffy service in office and months of high-minded rhetoric, nothing Obama has tried has worked.

Nothing.

Which breaks up the whole issue of martyrdom.

Obviously, no sane person wishes the president, even one as dreadful as Obama, to suffer physical harm. Most Americans will not even allow the "A" word to cross their conscious minds, so dreadful are the memories from the sixties.

Still, one must wonder: Has Barack Obama concluded that his personal Martyrdom is the only way that the coveted Obama legacy can be assured? Does he see himself as a natural successor to the likes of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King?

Unfortunately, there are psychopaths running loose in our society who are hateful and sick enough to consider violence a practical solution.

There are others who would never participate in violence themselves, but who might not weep uncontrollably if foul play visited America's president.

To the later, be careful what you pray for. Every ill-conceived communist notion ever touted by President Obama would become instant law in the event of his demise through violence.

Thinking Americans must pray fervently that the Secret Service and other law enforcement authorities continue to keep President Obama free from harm, safe and sound.

jwl/10-21

Oprah's Twelve-Step Program for Fighting Obesity










Satire by John W. Lillpop

Woe be unto Oprah Winfrey.

After working her tush off to elect Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the U.S., Winfrey was rewarded with a fat surge that left her with a tush and mid-section far in excess of her original dimensions.

We are talking CHANGE the old gal really did not need or want.

What to do?

With six billion earthlings intently watching Oprah's television show for the latest diet miracles and or trace of fat on her abused being, the Queen of Girth simply had to get honest and face reality: She is fat again!

After all those years of starving herself and exercising like an Olympic-bound athlete, Oprah is again closer to 300 than 100 pounds.

Oprah is so huge that she needed a building permit for her inaugural gown. Obama's transition team FEXed the Queen of Girth 3 tickets to the inaugural ceremony --for Oprah's own use alone!

Enough is enough! After celebrating the Obama victory 24/7 since November 4, Oprah has "centered" herself and refocused on her life goals.

In doing so, Winfrey has rewritten her "Oprah Winfrey 12-Step Program for Fighting Obesity," which can be purchased at yourobesityisnotoprahsrfault.com for $1,500, plus shipping and handling.

Chubby hackers have slipped us a "bootleg" copy of Oprah's revised program, reprinted below:

The Revised Oprah Winfrey 12-Step Program for Fighting Obesity


Step 1: Came to believe that she could become a billionaire by hoodia-ing fat housewives into buying " O" magazine and her diet products.

Steps 2-11: Skipped because of scheduling conflicts.

Step 12: Admitted that she was powerless over her wonky thyroid. Gave up diets forever, but kept cashing in on O and other silly gimmicks.

The bottom line to Oprah's secret: Make yourself obscenely rich and nobody will notice your morbid obesity!

God Bless Oprah Winfrey!

20.10.09

Right on Target With Illegal Alien Costume!













By John W. Lillpop


Target Stores has hit a home run with their illegal alien Halloween costume, which shows an alien figure in an orange jump suit of the type used in jails, said alien holding a "green card."

Of course, the Green Card is out of place when it comes to the invasion of America from south of our borders because those invaders simply jump a fence and head north, without even thinking of a green card or other legal documentation.

As might be expected, not everyone sees the fun in the delightful costume, with dissent coming from illegal aliens and their knot headed advocates.

As reported at NBClosangeles.com (+), in part:

"Anyone who's walked down Santa Monica Boulevard on Halloween night is well aware there are plenty of tasteless costumes out there.

"From over-sexed nuns to ... well, we can stop our list of examples at over-sexed nuns. That pretty much sums up tasteless costumes.

"Well, this year, you may notice a new tasteless costume in Los Angeles: The "Illegal Alien."

"He didn't just cross a border, he crossed a galaxy!" according to the costume's description. "He's got his green card, but it's from another planet! Sure to get some laughs, the Illegal Alien Adult Costume includes an orange prison-style jumpsuit with 'Illegal Alien' printed on the front, an alien mask and a 'green card

"But not everyone thinks the costume is sure to get some laughs.

"It's "distasteful, mean-spirited and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform," says Angelica Salas. Salas, of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, has asked Minneapolis-based retailer Target to remove the costume from its website."

Distasteful, mean-spirited and ignorant, Ms. Salas?

To many American citizens those words would be perfectly applicable to the 20 million or so criminals who have invaded America and who continue to occupy our pristine land illegally.

Which means that the costume is "spot on" and should be a terrific hit this Halloween.

The only improvement I would suggest is a quote from the alien, in Spanish, stating "ObamaCare is our right!"



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America's "Spoiled Brat" President










By John W. Lillpop

As an intellectual and sophisticated man of advanced education and refinement, President Obama should know better than to believe press clippings originating with the leftist media.

An experienced political professional should also be able to accept criticism and dissent without unraveling to the point of utter distraction.

After all, we do live a civilized society where the president serves at the pleasure of the people. He is neither deity nor royalty, despite what obedient armies of Obamanites and doting media types tell him.

Criticism and robust opposition come with the gig, Mr. President! Winning the presidency confers unchecked power on no one, regardless of how precocious, handsome and articulate.

Unfortunately, President Obama has bought into the slobbering adoration and hero worship. So much so that he is ultra-sensitive, unable to brook any sort of dissent and criticism.

It is as if he were a five-year old child on his first day of school, startled to learn that there are other boys and girls in kindergarten with whom he is obligated to share milk, cookies, and attention.

That first encounter with the outside world provides a bitter, but necessary, lesson for the "spoiled" child.

Barack Obama is America's "spoiled brat" president, unaccustomed to sharing anything but the wealth of others!

For example, after barely assuming the mantel of presidential power, Obama invited Republican members of Congress to the White House to inaugurate the "post-partisan era," a concept conceived and implemented by The One himself.

Foolishly, Obama struck a sour note by immediately advising conservatives that they should stop listening to Rush Limbaugh.

Excuse me? Why would a new president concern himself with the radio listening habits of the opposition party? What sort of monster ego must a president have to think that his views about a talk show host are in any way relevant?

Besides, how often has Obama has actually tuned in to El Rushbo to hear the other side of the story?

Most likely, Obama takes the word of White House lackeys who get paid obscene salaries just for listening and tracking those with the audacity to disagree with The One.

Obama's unhealthy obsession with quashing conservative voices has grown into a heated exchange of verbal warfare between the White House and Glenn Beck, and FOX News in general, said hostilities waged on a daily basis.

With the war in Afghanistan devolving into a quagmire not unlike Viet Nam, the national deficit exploding out of control, unemployment dashing the audacity of hope for millions of Americans, and tyrants in Iran, North Korea, and Russia conspiring to destroy America, just why in the hell is the President of the United States obsessed with what Glenn Beck has to say?

In case you missed it, Mr. President, nearly 60 million Americans voted for your opponent in the last election! Glenn Beck represents the views and concerns of many of those 6o million.

Furthermore, since your administration "owns" CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as well as most print media, FOXNEWS is vital to preserving an independent and free press in America.

By the way, that mandate that you claim to be fulfilling is but a faded memory, as only 43 percent of Americans would vote for you were the election held today.

Time to put on a stiff upper lip. As President Harry Truman once declared, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!"

Still, perhaps the heat of the Oval Office is too intense for a spoiled brat from Chicago where machine guns and the Mafia provide those in power with the means to keep the heat at bay?

A change in venue may be just what the doctor ordered.

If so, may we remind you that the state of Illinois will have a vacancy for U.S. Senator in 2010? You would seem to be a good match for that gig, provided you can sort out that birth certificate mess.

Why not wash Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and FOXNEWS right out of your hair by returning to the Senate where roaring oratory and photogenic looks trump substance and accomplishment every time?

19.10.09

Obama's Unhealthy Obsession With Quashing Opposing Voices

By John W. Lillpop

As an intellectual and sophisticated man of advanced education, President Obama should know better than to believe the press clippings issued about him by biased leftist media in the name of news and analysis. An experienced political professional should also be able to accept criticism without unraveling to the point of utter distraction.

After all, we do live a democratic society where the president serves at the pleasure of the people. He is neither royalty nor deity, despite what armies of Obamanites and the media tell him.

Criticism and a robust opposition come with the gig, Mr. President! Being elected president does not confer unlimited power on anyone, regardless of how precocious and handsome.

As president, you are neither infallible nor beyond reproach.

Unfortunately, President Obama has apparently grown so accustomed to the slobbering adoration and hero worship doled out by the liberal media that he is unable to brook any sort of criticism whatsoever.

For example, after barely assuming the mantel of presidential power last January 20, Obama invited Republican members of Congress to the White House to get acquainted and to officially inaugurate commencement of the "post-partisan era," a concept conceived and implemented by The One Himself.

However, Obama struck a sour note by immediately advising conservatives that they should stop listening to Rush Limbaugh.

Excuse me? Why would a new president concern himself with the radio listening habits of the opposition party? What sort of monster ego must a president have to think that his views on a talk show host are important to his opponents?

Besides, how often do you suppose Obama has actually tuned in El Rushbo to hear the other side of the story on the major issues of the day?

Most likely, Obama takes the word of White House flunkies who get paid obscene salaries just for listening and tracking those with the audacity to disagree with The One.

Obama's unhealthy obsession with quashing conservative voices has grown into a scandalous exchange of verbal warfare between the White House and Glenn Beck and FOX News in general, said hostilities waged on a daily basis.

With the war in Afghanistan devolving into a quagmire not unlike Viet Nam, the national deficit exploding out of control, unemployment dashing the audacity of hope for millions of Americans, and tyrants in Iran, North Korea, and Russia conspiring to destroy America, why in the hell is the President of the United States so obsessed with what Glenn Beck has to say?

In case you missed it, Mr. President, nearly 60 million Americans voted for your opponent in the last election! That mandate that you claim to be fulfilling is but a distant memory, as only 43 percent of Americans would vote for you were the election held today.

Time to put on a stiff upper lip and get down to business, sir. As President Harry Truman once declared, "If you can't take the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen!"

Perhaps the heat is a tad too intense, sir?

May we remind you that the state of Illinois will elect a new representative to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and you would seem to be a good match for that gig!

18.10.09

"Spread the Wealth," Idiocy Caused Economic Meltdown

























By John W. Lillpop


Those who applaud Barack Obama's "spread the wealth" communist blatherings ignore the fact that pity pot communists in Washington, D.C., caused the economic meltdown which has terrorized America and the entire world for over a year.

Indeed, communists in Democrat clothing demanded that mortgage loans be approved and executed for people not qualified for home ownership. Spreading the wealth meant a concentrated effort by government to provide housing for minorities and low income people by waiving prudent underwriting rules, regardless of risk.

As it turns out, this latest example of "progressive" insanity cost American taxpayers more than a trillion dollars.

With progressive politicians in charge, prudent underwriting was replaced by idiotic business practices based on the following:

Don't have money for a down payment? Of course you don't, because under the Republicans all the wrong people have the money!

However, fret not, your Democrat Nanny will make an exception so that your family can get into that home without making a down payment, or by making a very small one.

Don't have good credit? Again, good credit is vastly overrated, especially when it comes to minorities and low-income folks. Good grief, if government would only force employers to pay more money, everyone could pay their bills on time.

Don't have stable employment? So what else is new? That is a given for minorities in racist America, especially back in the disastrous Bush economy! We understand!

Don't have enough income to qualify for a loan? Again, racism takes a nasty toll. But your Democrat Nanny will force those evil lenders (mostly white Republicans!) to "expand" debt-to-income ratios, AND make your application a "stated income loan" so that all families can partake of the American Dream.

You say you are still worried about making those sky-high monthly payments?

Relax, Democrat Nanny will get you an "option arm" program that allows YOU to decide how much you pay each month! Five years from now, this 1,200 square foot, two bedrooms, one bath home will be worth a million dollars, and you will be filthy rich!

However, when you become rich please know that there is no good reason for becoming a Republican! Remember your roots and always vote Democratic!

In America illegally? Fret not, senoir and senoritta, your Democrat Nanny will force lenders to treat you as good, or even better than, American citizens! Democrats will even demand that all of your documents be in Spanish, just in case one of you happens to be literate!

Mind you, helping minorities and low income people is a good thing, when it involves sound, intelligent actions. However, when progressive thinking forces borrowers into bankruptcy and or foreclosure, no one benefits.

Granting loans to illegal aliens is sheer stupidity in all cases because such people are inherently unstable AND because funds used to help illegals should be spent on American citizens.

Spreading the wealth may sound good, but the idea of government seizing the wealth of one family and giving it to another family is immoral and un-American.

What would Jesus do? I know he would NOT lead the poor into bankruptcy or foreclosure.

Shame on Barack Obama and Democrats for their blatant promotion of communism in the name of helping minorities and the poor.


17.10.09

Will America's Nobel Peace Prize Winner Invade Arizona?

By John W. Lillpop

President Obama's commitment to peace through diplomacy(surrender if necessary), is being put to that test that Joe Biden forecast about ten months ago.

However, it is not Obama's Afghanistan war, or the mess in Pakistan, or even Kim Yong Il and his "Fireworks over the Pacific" show of shows that is tweaking our reluctant warrior in the Oval Office.

True enough, concerns about Russia, Iran, and the 5,000-year war between the Palestinians and the Jews disrupt the president's sleep occasionally, but all pale in comparison to the individual that really chafes Barack Obama's ultra-sensitive skin and psyche.

That would be American patriot and law and order poster boy Sheriff Joe Arpaio who said the equivalent of 'Go to Hell!' to Janet Napolitano and her demand that the good sheriff cease and desist in enforcing the law.

From Googlenews.com, in part:

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

'It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing," said Arpaio, whose deputies had arrested 16 people by Friday evening on unspecified charges. 'I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government."

That sort of public rebellion is something that Barack Obama is not accustomed to, what with his Messiahship, Nobel Peace Prize, and mandate from the American people in place, although the later has eroded to forty three percent according to recent polls.

Still, even at 43 percent, BHO is the president, Commander-in-chief, savior to the world, and Holy Omnipotent One.

At least in his curious mind, that is.

Perhaps Sheriff Joe did not get the news, Mr. President?

Maybe Arpaio continues to operate under the delusion that America operates in accordance with the rule of law, that the Constitution still has meaning and force, and that just because one happens to be a good hearted, hard working fruit picker does not entitle one to ignore U.S. borders and immigration laws?

As this David and Goliath story unfolds, one must remember that it is the president who has the Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard at his beckon call.

Sheriff Joe, on the other hand, has only the law and common sense on his side.

Pity that the balance of power is not the exact opposite, but that is what 69 million idiots voting against W. has wrought.

The burning question of the day: Will our Nobel Peace Prize laden president choose a military response to a lonely sheriff?

Will Barack Obama invade Arizona to preserve the Hispanic vote and to save Janet Napolitano's resume?

You ROCK, Sheriff Joe!













By John W. Lillpop



Notwithstanding the mind boggling insanity coming from Washington, D.C. and other fortresses of liberalism gone amuck, there is a shining light, a beacon of hope for those of us who believe in rule of law, American sovereignty, and the Constitution.

That light emanates from the personage of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who, despite being publicly castigated by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, faces no shortage of courage or testosterone when it comes to doing his job.

As reported at googlenews in part:

"SURPRISE, Ariz. — An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on people who are in the country illegally launched a crime and immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix on Friday, a half day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

'It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing," said Arpaio, whose deputies had arrested 16 people by Friday evening on unspecified charges. 'I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government.'

From Sheriff Joe's lips to the ears of God!

Take that Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and all of the other left-wing nut balls who are intent on destroying America!

Which brings up an important question: How do you say, "You ROCK, Sheriff Joe," in Spanish?

16.10.09

ObamaCare Drives Seniors to Mexico as Undocumented Boomers!









Satire By John W. Lillpop

An Open Letter To Mexican President Felipe Calderon


Dear President Calderon:

As you are no doubt aware, America the Great is quickly becoming America the Gray. The so-called "boomer" generation, comprised of approximately 70 million Americans, will soon reach retirement age.

As they age, America's boomers yearn for a less frantic pace---and a lifestyle that allows one to pause and smell the roses now and again.

In other words, boomers are looking for the "Good Life" which is supposed to accrue to those who work 45 years, pay ungodly amounts in taxes, raise a family, put children through college, and baby-sit the grandchildren.

Unfortunately, the United States is no longer as hospitable as it once was to graying citizens, especially now that our economy has collapsed. Further, Marxists dim wits, otherwise known as Democrats, are trying to make life even more unbearable with health care reform that makes it a crime to be over 50!

As a result, boomers have decided to move to your beloved Mexico.

Knowing that the Mexican government is a strong supporter of open borders and liberal immigration policies, as least with respect to migrations from Mexico to America, boomers anticipate that their needs and wishes will be fully accommodated with minimal interference and bureaucratic hassle.

In plain English, boomers expect to be treated like upscale Mexican citizens, with all the perks and advantages attendant thereto.

Incidentally, we prefer to be called "undocumented boomers."

President Calderon, I am delighted to announce that 70 million undocumented American boomers are headed to Mexico!

Viva America!

Current plans call for about 1,500,000 boomers to cross the border into Mexico each month.

As with any complex transition, there are several "ground rules" that must be followed in order to make this change seamless.

Accordingly, your attention is directed to the following action items:

* Mexican sovereignty, borders, and immigration laws are essentially null and void with respect to undocumented boomers. No attempt should be made to enforce said restrictions on good hearted, formerly hard working Americans.

* Undocumented boomers shall receive unlimited education, food, housing, legal assistance, and geriatric care on demand, the cost of which shall be borne solely by Mexican taxpayers.

* Mexican hospitals, medical clinics, and emergency rooms shall be obligated to meet the medical needs of all undocumented boomers, without regard to ability to pay.

This obligation shall not be limited or restricted in any way because of any real or projected negative impact on Mexico's medical systems, including the loss of vital services to Mexican citizens.

* Although undocumented boomers shall not be obligated to pay for medical services received, they shall be entitled to send $30-50 billion a year back to the United States with impunity. The Mexican government shall actively facilitate the transfer of such funds to America.

* English is the only language used by undocumented boomers; boomers have no desire or obligation to learn Spanish.

* America's historic free speech, free love, and anti-war revolutions originated with activists in the boomer generation.

In keeping with the boomer tradition of aggressive activism, from time to time it may be necessary for millions of boomers to take over the streets of Mexico's large cities in order to protest proposed new laws when the "rights" of undocumented boomers are in jeopardy.

During such protests, boomers will wave Old Glory and scream "Yes, we can!" and "We are Mexico!" in English, as they protest the rule of law.

All such activities are valid free speech expressions in a thriving Democracy. As a consequence, the Mexican government shall take no action to limit or impede protests by undocumented boomers.

* We Americans celebrate the 4th of July to commemorate our independence from Great Britain. Undocumented boomers prefer to conduct business as normal on May 5 and September 16, and to reserve the 4th of July for fireworks, BBQs, and displaying Red, White, and Blue everywhere.

* Undocumented boomers shall be licensed to drive without regard to immigration status. All driver instruction and testing materials shall be in English.

* Blood relatives of undocumented boomers shall be eligible for the same reduced tuition rates offered to Mexican students in the nation legally. Immersion for the purpose of teaching Spanish is a failed concept and shall not even be attempted.

* Undocumented boomers shall be eligible to vote in Mexican elections without any requirement to prove identity.

* Grandchildren of undocumented boomers born in Mexico shall be Mexican citizens by virtue of their birth, regardless of the immigration status of their parents and grand parents, and

* Undocumented boomers are very sensitive and are easily offended. Therefore, Mexicans shall refrain from using terms like "illegal alien," "Red Neck," "Cracker,"or "Gringo" when addressing or discussing boomers.

In closing, Mr. President, let me assure you that undocumented boomers will attempt to do for Mexico what 38 million Mexican illegal aliens are currently doing to America!

With best regards and wishes for a diverse and free Mexico!


John Lillpop
San Hose, California

15.10.09

Putting America Back to Work, One Czar at a Time

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Congressional liberals desperate to reverse their prospects for joining the ranks of the unemployed thirteen months hence, have secretly conspired with President Obama to put America back to work in a unique, albeit controversial, fashion.

The idea is for Obama to hire enough czars to put a dent in the grotesque unemployment numbers and to keep the jobless population below ten percent, at all costs.

Which is why Obama has a czar for damn near everything and is why he is planning more even as this is written.

The Obama "Czar Search" is being promoted with the following advert which is posted on Craig's list, ACORN hot jobs, and the Chicago Underground Gazette:

Help Wanted

Top secret position in Washington, D.C. reporting to top government official. Applicant will be involved in a variety of activities designed to CHANGE America in ten months, including competitive intelligence, fund raising, voter registration, and other vital functions needed to defeat corporate greed and capitalism.

Most assignments will be underground and all require an open mind when it comes to issues involving ethics and legalities.

Masters or higher in politics preferred, but GED is acceptable when accompanied by excellent fund raising skills.

Right-wing extremists and blue dog Democrats need not apply.


Shrieker Nancy Pelosi contributed big time to the effort by proposing construction of a new "Czar Headquarters" building in downtown Washington. Pelosi says the facility will be two million square feet and will house 750,000 czars, their staffs, and supporting functions.

Construction itself will require 250,000 laborers and hard hat workers. Pelosi hopes to fill this urgent need with out of work illegal aliens looking for free health care and $30 an hour base salary.

There you go, liberals have already added a million new jobs without even trying! Several hundred accountants and lawyers will also be needed to crunch the numbers and to stifle nosy Republicans!

A revolutionary idea from the curious mind of Barack Obama: Putting America Back to Work, One Czar at a Time!

Obama-nomics: Transforming the Dollar Into CHANGE












By John W. Lillpop


There is a perfectly good reason why Barack Obama did not win the Nobel Economics prize to go along with his Nobel Peace Prize:

His economic policies are an unmitigated disaster that are contributing to the decline and fall of the dollar!

As stated, in part, at Kudlowmoneypolitics.com by money guru Larry Kudlow:

'You know I’ve been crusading to save the greenback and restore King Dollar. But new entitlements that open the door to a government takeover of the health-care sector are no way to do it. Not surprisingly, as the Baucus Bill made it out of the Finance Committee yesterday, the dollar fell once again and gold jumped (closing at $1,064). Not good. Smells like the 1970s.

'Just look at two ominous headlines in the news: First is the global shift out of the dollar and into commodities. Second is the dollar losing its reserve status to the yen and the euro.

'Over the past six months, the dollar has lost 15 percent while gold has climbed nearly $150. If this continues, spiking inflation and interest rates will choke off the bull market in stocks and do serious damage to the economy. It could happen fast.

'How to solve this problem? In supply-side terms, cut tax rates for new growth incentives. Meanwhile, the Fed must drain cash to remove dollars from the financial system and the Treasury must simultaneously buy dollars in the foreign-exchange markets.

'And Washington must stop its explosive spending and borrowing. Some statutory — or even constitutional — limits should be set.'

In plain English, Obama-nomics is a policy that will transform the good old American dollar into CHANGE!

That
is Change that America neither needs nor wants!

14.10.09

A Mandate for ObamaCare?


By John W. Lillpop



Just when it appeared as though ObamaCare had been trounced as an idea whose time had not yet come, a firestorm of public opinion in favor of the Commie scheme has resurrected hopes for the president and his political handlers.

This tsunami of desire for socialized medicine has reached into the bowels of American society and taken all captive, save the following:

*Labor unions
*Catholics
*Senior citizens
*Physicians and other health care professionals
*Blue dog Democrats
*Extreme liberals holding out for a plan with a public option
*Independents
*Conservatives of all party affiliations

Which leaves the President and Mrs. Obama, medical malpractice attorneys, illegal aliens, and the mainstream media solidly in the ObamaCare camp and very much by themselves.

Interestingly enough, the president's two young daughters are among the "undecided" in the latest polling information.

Even with the numbers running against him big time, President Obama has not abandoned his optimism and hope. Said he, "Thank God that the unborn and near dead cannot vote, or we would really be in trouble!"

13.10.09

Of Racism, the Nobel Economics Prize, and Pro Football











Satire by John W. Lillpop

Perhaps those in charge of awarding Nobel prizes are not quite the diversity freaks we supposed after their gratuitous gift to Barack Obama for his Eleven Days of Peace, which also happened to be his first eleven days in office.

As reported by MSNBC, in part, the Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to two white Americans who were actually accomplished in their field:

"WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- This year's Nobel Economics Prize, given to two American scholars who have made great contributions to the new institutional economics (NIE), is more a merit of the past, said a Washington economist on Monday.

"Elinor Ostrom, 76, a political scientist at Indiana University, became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics, honored along with fellow American Oliver Williamson, 77, from University of California Berkeley for analyzing economic governance -- the rules by which people exercise authority in companies and economic systems.

"Both are considered masters for the influential new institutional economics during the past several decades, with their books being the must-read for students in this field."

White House officials blamed the Obama snub on conservatives anxious to sabotage ObamaCare. They pointed out that the winners are lily-white old timers, aged 76 and 77, typical of the extremists that disrupted free speech at Town Hall meetings this past summer.

Obama worshippers contend that the president deserved the Nobel Economic Prize based on the following:

*He promised to create 3.5 -4.0 million jobs with the highly acclaimed "Obama Stimulus"

*He promised that unemployment would not rise above eight percent

*He promised to slash billions from the national debt by reforming health care, including his breath-taking plan to cut costs by adding 46 million uninsured to the mix

*He promised to end the worldwide depression and save the American economy

With that record of outstanding economic promises to his credit, Barack Obama should be adding the Nobel Economics Prize to his trophy case alongside the Nobel Peace Prize and the ACORN 2008 man of the year award.

Regrettably, racism, and a smidgen of anti-youth bias, are preventing Obama from owning all things Nobel and good.

Undeterred by this minor set back and ever alert to opportunities for reducing unemployment, the president has joined the fray concerning Rush Limbaugh's bid to make millionaire slaves out of African Americans who play football for the St. Louis Rams.

Obama did so by announcing a new Media czar whose primary role will be to sabotage any attempt by Limbaugh to enslave innocent black men who weigh over 350 pounds and who are defenseless against conservative talk show hosts.

The Media Czar will also investigate Glenn Beck, FOX News, and other radical right-wing extremists.

Majority Leader Harry Reid and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, both at risk for unemployment, are rumored to be on Obama's short list for the new czarship.

Sources close to the president claim that the president has not ruled out seizing the National Football League as a means for stopping El Rushbo.

11.10.09

Open Letter to Senator Barbara Boxer

By John W. Lillpop

California Senator Barbara Boxer recently took time from her busy schedule to write me concerning America's escalating unemployment rate and to announce her call for an extension of benefits for those out of work.

My Response:

October 11, 2009

Senator Barbara Boxer
Washington, D.C.

Dear Senator:

I am in receipt of your correspondence concerning the gloomy unemployment picture in America, especially in California where the number of unemployed is over twelve percent.

While I agree that action is needed, I do not agree that we need to extend unemployment benefits at this time.

As you are aware, on February 17, 2009, newly installed President Barack Obama signed a so-called "stimulus" bill with a price tag of $787 billion dollars. That bill was rushed to the president for signature, although very few, if any, of those who voted for the measure actually read it.

I note that you voted for the bill, Senator Boxer. Did you read the bill before casting your vote?

President Obama surely did not, and it was he who said the bill had to be enacted immediately to stave off economic disaster and put America back to work.

As you are also aware, at the signing ceremony President Obama claimed that the bill would create or save about 3.5 million jobs, many of them in infrastructure and renewable energy projects. The president also said the measure marked "the beginning of the first steps to set our economy on a firmer foundation."

Eight months later, our economy continues to hemorrhage jobs with no relief in sight. Nationally, unemployment is close to 10 percent, the worst since 1983.

Clearly, the strategy of spend, spend, and spend even more is not the answer to our unemployment problem or the continuing recession.

In fact, the level of spending undertaken by this administration and Congress has caused the federal deficit to spiral out of control, and appears to be costing, rather than adding, jobs so desperately needed by Americans.

In addition, Congress is considering legislation for health care reform and the so-called "Cap and Trade" that you are personally affiliated with and so knowledgeable about.

Each of these programs would cost taxpayers nearly one trillion dollars, if enacted.

Senator, given the depressed state of our economy, is it not time for elected officials to abandon political ambitions and ideological passions in order to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility to the American people?

Rather than pursuing a second stimulus bill, or extending unemployment benefits, Congress and the administration should cut taxes across the board for both individual taxpayers (ten percent) and corporations (twenty five percent).

In addition, legislation for health care reform and Cap and Trade should be postponed until 2012.

Senator Boxer, if the Democrat party is serious about facilitating the return of prosperity to our nation, liberals must stop waging war on private enterprise!

Private enterprise--not government spending-- creates jobs and the opportunity for prosperity in our economy.

Granted, private enterprise is all about profit--but profit is the mother's milk that enables private concerns to hire employees and pay federal, state, and local taxes.

The desire to profit in exchange for providing services and goods is not evil. Rather, it is as the essence of the American Dream.

Finally, how long can our democracy survive when our elected officials find it acceptable to approve and sign bills which they have not read because of length and complexity, but which saddle taxpayers with trillions of dollars of debt?

America's elected officials should be required to read and understand all legislation presented for approval. Bills involving more than $100 billion dollars of taxpayer money should be posted for the public to review at least 14 days before any Congressional vote is scheduled.


Your thoughtful consideration of these points will be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,
 
John W. Lillpop
San Jose, Ca

Liberals Seek Spot for Obama on Mount Rushmore


















Satire by John W. Lillpop

Buoyed by the astounding triumph of anti-W. hysteria over good old-fashioned sanity in Oslo, Norway, a trifecta of liberal intellectuals has launched a campaign to add the face of Barack Obama to that of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and the president himself have pooled their political clout in petitioning those responsible for the General Management Plan at Mount Rushmore to include Obama in future plans.

Details concerning this highly unusual effort are included in a letter forwarded to Mount Rushmore management early Sunday morning, but which is unavailable for review by the public because of national security concerns.

Although homeland security prevented her from divulging all of the exact details of the letter, Speaker Pelosi defended the action with this press announcement:

"Rarely are we blessed with the presence of a leader who is so extraordinarily gifted, inspirational, and humane as our young and vibrant president, Barack Obama.

"His type comes along but once in a lifetime, and we thank God that President Obama was sent at this crucial time in world history to heal the divisions fostered by his most recent predecessor.

"Because our president has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his first eleven days in office, leaders of the progressive movement have concluded that immediate action should be begin to enshrine the face of President Obama alongside the faces of four dead white guys whose names escape me at the moment, at the Mount Rushmore Memorial in South Dakota.

"We understand that some may see this action as premature and partisan. However, let me reassure the American public that Harry Reid, President Obama, and I have gone to extraordinary lengths to be objective, even skeptical, of this proposal when it was first aired.

"While we recognize that the rock at Mount Rushmore is a light-colored granite, we take pride in noting that the Memorial is in the Black Hills of South Dakota, perfect for a nation committed to diversity and inclusion.

"Still, some will ask, "Why now?" "Why so soon into President Obama's term?"

"The answer is that the Obama Nobel Peace Prize covers that invigorating and exciting eleven days known as the Obama Transition in late January and early February of this year.

"We believe that if it is good enough for Oslo, it is damn well good enough for South Dakota.

"In addition, Harry, Obama and I believe that the American public deserves to see this project completed as soon as possible--like before the mid-term elections in thirteen months.

"Dilly dallying must be avoided in this urgent expression of affection for President Obama, so we have added a special funding provision to the Defense Authorization bill to pay for this deserved tribute.

"This project will not add a single penny to the deficit, except in the "out years" starting in fiscal year 2010.

"The total cost is top secret confidential, but we will post those numbers 72 hours after the U.S. Treasury checks to our contractors have cleared.

"We encourage all thinking and compassionate Americans, including Republicans, if any, to join us in celebrating the life and times of Barack Obama!"

10.10.09

Baseball Fan's Urgent Plea: Send Global Warming to Denver!








By John W. Lillpop

October in the Rocky Mountains is usually perfect for the excitement and thrills that accompany post-season major league baseball. Much to the delight of Denver residents, the Colorado Rockies have obliged their fans by being legitimate contenders for the World Series.

After splitting the first two games of their playoff series with the Phillies of Philadelphia in the City of Brotherly Love, the teams headed to Denver where Game 3 was scheduled to be played Saturday afternoon.

Given the fact that we are not even at mid-October, and considering the impact of global warming on all creatures large and small, the Phillies-Rockies match at Mile High Stadium should have been played without any interference from Mother Nature.

However, as reported at Yahoo.news, in part, Mother Nature had other ideas:

"The snow in Colorado scrapped plans for Pedro Martinez’s first post season start in five years. Game 3 of the Philadelphia-Colorado playoff series was postponed a day because of weather Saturday better suited for cross country skiing.

"The Phillies holed up in their hotel Saturday with no plans of working out at the ballpark. The Rockies summoned their players for a 90-minute workout inside Coors Field.

“We just want to keep ourselves on somewhat of a schedule,” manager Jim Tracy said.

"Tracy suspected this might not be a night for baseball when even his dogs wanted to skip their morning walk."

There you go: Even Jim Tracy's dogs recognize that global warming is a lot of hot air coming from the mouths of misinformed liberals!

Inconvenient Truth: Not All Can Qualify for Home Ownership

By John W. Lillpop

Given the meltdown of the financial markets and the continuing recession, Americans need to accept a new truth:

Not everyone is eligible for the American Dream.

In much the same way as that sleek new $200,000 Lamorghini is not within my financial means, so it is that some Americans do not make enough money, or have enough cash saved, to purchase a home.

Others have poor credit, too much debt, insufficient income, or lack satisfactory employment history and stability.

To those who believe that they are entitled to a home, a notion fostered by socialists like Nancy Pelosi and most Democrats, another harsh truth needs to be remembered:

Nowhere in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, are taxpayers obligated to provide anyone with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home and attached garage. Regardless of race, nationality, or other hardship.

Home ownership is not a Constitutional right!

Unfortunately, federal bureaucracies, under pressure from the Democrat Party and liberal Republicans, have taken a greater interest in promoting minority home ownership statistics than in assuring that mortgages written for qualified borrowers are sound and secure.

Once again, "progressive" race pandering has proven disastrous, not only for the general population, but for the minorities it was supposed to serve as well.

Driven by the socialist motto, "Our diversity is our greatest strength," underwriting standards have been deliberately loosened to make home ownership available to minorities and others who would not have qualified in the past.

Strict guidelines and standards were developed in the past to protect both investors and buyers from the risk of default. In many ways, that mandate has been replaced by the need to assure that diversity is served.

As a consequence, the following risk conditions have been become almost common place:

Buyers are approved for loans with little or no down payment. Previously, a down payment of at least twenty- percent of the purchase price was necessary.

Traditional debt-to-income ratios for housing expenses and total expense have been abandoned in favor of much higher, far more risky ratios.

Underwriters used to review each loan application in great detail to assure credit worthiness, capacity to repay, and collateral (confirmed value) of the property. Whatever happened to the three Cs of residential mortgage underwriting?

In some instances, mortgage loans have been knowingly approved for illegal aliens.

"Option Arm" and "Interest only" loans are sold without advising the loan applicants of the inherent dangers involved.

Just about anyone can get a "stated income" loan provided one`s FICO score is high enough.

By lowering the bar enough, Uncle Sam has indeed brought diversity to home ownership. However, at what cost?

By flooding the market with unqualified buyers, government bureaucracies have artificially stimulated housing demand, which caused home prices to explode, leading to the unsustainable housing price bubble that has finally burst.

Republicans are not blameless in the great housing meltdown.

Indeed, who would have expected a conservative president like George W. Bush to seize quasi-private enterprises and make them government property, and to bail out other private companies with loans involving billions of dollars of taxpayer money pinched from the U.S. treasury?

Whatever happened to welfare reform, tough love, trusting the free market, and other conservative rallying cries?

A critical question that must be answered is this:

How have minority homeowners, especially those now going through foreclosure, benefited from America`s insane obsession with diversity?

9.10.09

Next for Obama: Baseball's Cy Young Award?








By John W. Lillpop

Each year, Major League Baseball bestows the "Cy Young Award" to the two best pitchers in the sport, one from the American League and another for the National League.

The award is named after baseball legend Cy Young who won a remarkable 511 games over his major league career. Until now, the award has been given to those hurlers who have actually accomplished greatness on the ball diamond.

However, with the precedent established by the Noel Peace Prize Award for hope and promises, the Lords of Baseball need to rethink the prestigious Cy Young Award.

In fact, why not grant both awards to that southpaw from Washington, D.C., the black kid who is tearing up the league with his pitches for socialized medicine and universal communism?

True, Obama has never pitched in the major leagues, or as a professional at any level. He has no record of accomplishment, no known athletic ability, and there is no other objective reason for honoring him with the Cy Young Award.

However, President Obama has thrown out the "First Pitch" at a couple of important games this year and will surely be asked to do like wise sometime during the World Series over the next few weeks.

Given his obsession with being on television 24/7, Obama may even throw out the first pitch before each of the seven games of the 2009 Fall Classic, which would establish a new record for most World Series appearances by a left-handed Marxist community organizer born in Kenya.

That alone should qualify Obama for something--impeachment and deportation not being among the most preferred options!

It is true that Obama's pitch for ObamaCare and other socialist programs has failed miserably, but he is, as they say, a "work in progress."

President Obama should be judged on his promises to end all wars, rid the world of offensive weapons including BB guns and spit ball launchers, reverse global warming, end the global economic depression, jettison racism out of the world, and punish the rich for the audacity of success.

With those promises on Obama's resume, surely the Baseball Writer's Association of America can see fit to bend the rules slightly by giving both Cy Young Awards to America's omnipotent lefty?

Why Barack Obama Richly Deserves Nobel Peace Prize














Satire by John W. Lillpop


Unlike most of my conservative colleagues, I am neither dismayed nor disgusted that President Barack Obama has been honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

In my view, Obama won this award for very solid and compelling reasons including:

* He ain't George W. Bush.

* Almost on his own, Obama ended the war on terror.

The fact that he did so by expunging the term from the Pentagon vocabulary is irrelevant. It is the thought that counts.

* Racists in the IOC denied the president the 2016 Olympics for Chicago. This sort of makes up for that bigotry.

* With his world vision and spiritual insights, Obama has seen beyond and through the "America First" mentality of General McChrystal and other right wing war mongers obsessed with winning the war in Afghanistan.

Obama realizes that winning the mid-term elections in 2010 is far more important and morally correct and is prepared to sacrifice Afghanistan, if need be, to hold on to his majorities in Congress.

* Obama was recommended for the Prize by peace activists and world renowned humanitarians Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

* Diversity is the world's greatest strength and Obama is the first "clean and articulate" person of color to receive the Nobel honor.

* He ain't George W. Bush.


Congratulations to our young president!

By the way, the only downside I see is that Obama may be required to produce a valid birth certificate in order to claim his prize!

7.10.09

Stimulus 'Working as Intended'?










By John W. Lillpop

Both President Obama and his sidekick, that affable dolt known as Vice President Joe Biden, have rejected suggestions that the $787 billion dollar "stimulus" plan has failed.

In fact, both have declared that the omnibus-spending orgy is 'working as intended.'

'Working as intended,' gentlemen?

If true, that means that the Democrat Party intended to:

* Drive unemployment to the cusp of ten percent, rather than creating millions of jobs as promised

* Increase the national debt by trillions

* Weaken the dollar, causing world leaders to call for a safer currency, and

* Force an increase in interest rates, thereby sacking any hope for recovery in the housing market and related industries

If those were really the desired objectives of Democrats, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams!

Clearly, Democrats are clue less when it comes to managing the American economy.

Which begs the following question:

Given the complete failure of Democrats to act without causing further harm to our fragile economy, why should the American people trust Democrats to reform health care and deal with climate change?