Archive for Bush

My weekend.

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by thedoyle

This weekend I went to the Federalist Society’s Student Symposium at Yale Law School. The topic was Separation of Powers in American Constitutionalism and it was an amazing conference that included distinguished Law Professors, Federal Judges and even former Ambassador to the United Nations, John R. Bolton.

The Symposium ended with a banquet which included an address by the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Judge Silberman spoke on the topic of Honor and how the idea of honor has seemed to have left our country and in particular how there seems to very little honor in those who serve the public.

He pointed to the many “tell-all” books that come out as soon as a public servant leaves his office or position. These books are often served up as red meat to the opposition of whomever is in power and he spoke of the danger this practice brings. His speech will eventually be posted and I will link it when it is.

I also notice a lack of honor in most people these days, not just in the public realm but everywhere. Yet I agree with Judge Silberman (I think he would say I was wise to do so) that it is worse in the Public Realm.

To me, Obama and Joe Biden are examples of public servants who have no honor. Obama blames everything on the previous administration, even tho there is plenty of blame to go around including his own actions (or in-actions, Obama did enjoy simply voting “present”). When we were attacked on 9/11 the hi-jackers had been in our country for years under Clinton. The press loved to discuss the memo about Bin Laden “determined to attack in the U.S.” as an example of Bush ignoring threats. Clinton not only saw such a memo, he even created one himself and yet did nothing to stop those who were training in our country under his watch.

Bush NEVER blamed Clinton.

EVER.

Pundits blamed Clinton, I blame Clinton but Bush never once said “I inherited these terrorists” the way that Obama claims to have inherited the economy. Obama has no Honor.

Biden is worse. Biden has no Honor and he has no class. Biden’s attacks on those he disagrees with are legendary. Just look at his behavior at any of the last few Supreme Court Justices. He has no issue with outright lies if it serves his purpose and he will never shrink from slimming an opponent with personal attacks at the drop of a hat.

These two men are now in charge of our country, put there by making people believe in “hope”.

I want to vote for a candidate who displays honor.

Advertisements

Obama wants to run the free world? He can’t even pick a good cabinet.

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by thedoyle

Soo hear the one about the Obama pick with some tax issues? Which one you ask? Well let’s start with the one who just withdrew.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/daschle_taxes

Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama‘s Health and Human Services secretary, faced with problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.”

Those last 5 words are very telling. Both men are just out for themselves so of course there will be a conflict of interest, but at the same time thieves work together all the time so what caused this particular split?

I am gonna skip the rest of the tax…”forgetters”? Isn’t that the official story for all of them? I want to talk about Eric Holder and more to the point how the media deals with anything from “The One”.

Whenever “The One” does anything the Media acts like a new mother whose baby has just filled his diaper. The mother coos and says, “Did you make a present for daddy?” I feel like the father who has the sense to say “That’s not a present…its shit.”

On that note lets talk about Holder and the Media’s reaction.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090203/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/holder_confirmation

“The lanky, 58-year-old former prosecutor, federal judge and No. 2 official during the Clinton administration promised the start of a new era at the Justice Department, which was wracked by Bush administration scandals over politically motivated hirings and firings. Holder has pledged to restore its reputation.”

Let me pause while I laugh now and that gives you time to check out the excellent work Paul Mirengoff did way back in November.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/11/022113.php

Now that you’ve read what Paul said about Holder’s work helping Bill Clinton pardon the FALN terrorists in order to help out Hillary’s election chances, doesn’t this sentence from the AP article make you pause; “Holder also will play a major role in the future of terrorism detainees.”? He can’t even seem to hold on to the ones we had before, and they want to give him more? But the AP article never mentions that, instead we get more shit like this:

“Attorney General Eric Holder, on his first day on the job, signaled a clean break with past policies of the Bush administration and promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.”

Again, its shit folks. But the media is telling you its a gift. Look he’s “signaling” for a “clean break.” Its BS and it reminds me of someone else who seemed pleased with a clean break from the past:

Governor Tarkin: The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

Also let’s look at the second part of that sentence “promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.”

Two things leap out at me, first how the whole sentence with that ending makes it seem as if Bush let Wall Street do what ever it wanted.  Which isn’t true. Enron was happily cheating people during the Clinton years, it finally got busted and punished under Bush. I dont claim Bush busted them, they screwed up on their own but he didn’t just let it slide. Also for years Bush was trying to add more regulation to Wall Street and that legiislation was stopped by the Dems. So overall the first idea the AP tries to sell turns out to be shit, but lets look just at cleaning up Wall street and llok at holders past and OBAMA”S FUTURE.

Holder worked to get Marc Rich pardoned under Clinton. So here’s a guy who has done worse things then the guys at Enron and Holder helps get him out of Jail.

What does that mean for Obama’s future? I think it means that “The One” has picked himself a good crony who will do whatever Obama wants and who has shown Obama that he has no qualms about throwing ethics out the window for the right guy i.e. a Dem President.

What has the Media done? They took someone who’s past is very visiably tarnished by obvious partisan and political HACK moves, threw in some wealth envy and class warfare, some Bush Hatred and tried to wrap it up with a bow and tell you its a present, a gift to you.

Its Shit.

The next fours of Media Coverage of “The One” in a single glance.

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2009 by thedoyle

The AP, which gave up objectivity a looong time ago has put out this humdinger of a “news” story. The headline alone shows you it is anything but news, it is a cheerleading rah rah story, “Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands.” The  AP points to things like the closing of Gitmo, which The One has decided to close. Wait….Gitmo is a highly divisive issue, so that must mean Obama didn’t take a stand right? WRONG, he ordered it closed…so how is that breaking from Bush? Well it means he took the opposite view, but taking an opposite view is not the same as avoiding a divisive stand.

Well lets look at the next issue…abortion. Obama reversed a policy of Bush that tied Federal Taxpayer money to foreign countries for relief to an order to not offer or discuss abortion. Again, taking the opposite view is NOT the same as avoiding the divisive issue. I am tempted to call the AP and pull an Inigo Montoya on them, “You keep using dat word…I dinna think it means what you think it means.” I wont even get into the rest of the rah rah stuff that is the “article.” It was bad enough I had to read it the first time, cutting and pasting the rest in could give my computer a headache. Read it for yourselves to see if I am right or wrong. Hint: I’m right.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090124/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_first_week

Powerline looks for MSM candor…do you think they found it?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on December 4, 2008 by thedoyle

Paul Mirengoff points to a Washington Post piece that lacks any real substance but is trying to show Bush’s flaws while seeming to show some humanity at long last. Paul smacks around Dan Eggen the author of the peice. It’s worth reading…Paul’s take not the article itself.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/12/022224.php

Liberals: Redefining Ignorant since…god only knows when.

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2008 by thedoyle

I am posting this article from Mary Katherine Ham for two reasons. One is that I have a major thing for Mary Katherine Ham. Can ya blame me? She’s smart, conservative and she’s uber-uber-HOT.  Two is because she’s dead on right. Read the article and laugh at the Liberals.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/12/petty_childish_liberal_artist.asp

Powerline exposes the New York Times

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2008 by thedoyle

Powerline is one of my favorite blogs. Its analysis is reasoned and the writers have class and they don’t stoop to …well my level really. 🙂 I just can’t help being “snarky.” (I heard that applied to an audience I was in over the weekend at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, I liked it.)

Here, Paul Mirengoff shows how the NYT seems unable to look at its own archives while its strives to outdo all other Obama worshippers. Well worth a read.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/11/022151.php