Obama / Feinstein 2012?

Aug 20 2012 Published by under salt

If Joe’s gotta go, and Hillary’s a no-go, then Senator Diane Feinstein would be a formidable choice.

She’s pissed at Obama for the egregious, (I say treasonous) leaks over which she has oversight as a senior member of the Intelligence Committee. I believe she also sits on Foreign Relations. Even apart from her impressive credentials and her (liberal!) politics, however, she’s no intellectual slouch. She’s been a solid Democrat, solid Senator, and gracious leader. She would be an excellent choice (dammit).

It was also her house in Georgetown where the deal was done to make Hillary Secretary of State and not the VP in late 2008. It was her dining room, reportedly, where those discussions took place.

She was also a latecomer to ObamaCare and had to be dragged over the finish line. She negotiated more water for the Central Valley farmers who were drying up due to the stupid Delta Smelt.

All of this is indicative of a close relationship & a covenant of trust between Obama & the Senator. The kind of relationship where he might call her and say “If you lay off me about my treasonous leaks, I’ll put you on the ticket.”

Remember where you heard it first.

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Another Gilded Smooth Jazz Era Ahead?

Jun 10 2012 Published by under salt

I keep having these daydreams that a Romney election will lead us to another “go-go” 1990′s, only this time, obviously, the 2010′s…

I envision a time when people exhale, remember who they are, return to the traditions of merit and excellence that made us great, and spend & earn money again. Add in the REVOLUTION with fracking and money could be falling from the sky. It’s EXACTLY the kind of era that makes a boom time a smooth time and could herald the return of smooth jazz on terrestrial radio…

Gosh, I hope so.  For ALL of it.

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Just Say No!

Apr 14 2012 Published by under salt

This Ann Romney / Hilary Rosen thing has spun waaaay out of control and somebody has to be the grown-up and stop it, and it’s got to be us.

We need to be viciously disciplined from this point forward and not let the Left distract from the issues and define the news cycle.

As juicy and tempting as these things are, we must not bite.  We must give it a sentence then move right back to the FACTS about Obama’s ABYSMAL record.

“Anyone who has ever spent a day with their own children knows what hard work it is.  It’s harder when there’s one less paycheck in the house, gas is $4 per gallon, your home equity has crashed, the dollars you have left in the bank are worth less, and there’s no economic hope in sight under this president.  That’s what matters.  That’s what conservatives care about…”

That is how this needs to be dealt with, with military regularity and rapidity.

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Kick a CORRUPT COMMIE LIAR out of the Senate!

Mar 30 2012 Published by under salt

Ohio’s Senator Sherrod Brown is a walking, talking bad cartoon of everything that is wrong with America’s politics today. He’s been there too long, he can’t tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and he wouldn’t know the constitution if someone shoved it up his… well… never mind. But HE’S GOTTA GO.

I just sent some money to Josh Mandel, a brave, capable young (You gotta see this kid!  He looks like the class nerd – EXACTLY who you want in the Senate!) man who is taking him on in the CRITICAL state of Ohio. HELP EMPTY THE SWAMP. SEND HIM SOME MONEY AND LET’S THROW THE BUMS OUT!


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Billion+ for Obama? TRY $75 Million…

Mar 03 2012 Published by under salt


See official FEC statement of accounts here.

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Michelle Obama on Her Campaign 2012 Schedule

Feb 11 2012 Published by under salt

“The greatest honor of my life has been to be America’s First Lady.  I can’t describe to you what a privilege it has been to meet so many Americans in every corner of this great nation of ours, and to welcome them from every corner of the country into the people’s house here on Pennsylvania Avenue.  My husband and I could not be more committed to seeing those who have suffered through this terrible recession made whole again.  I know what’s in my husband’s heart.  I know he loves being President as much as I love being beside him as First Lady.  There’s nothing we both want more than to see America well, and healthy, and prosperous. I believe Barack has laid the foundations to see us to that brighter day. Of course, my job being Mom is always first, but whatever support he needs to be so honored with another term, well, of course, I want to do whatever I can to help that happen”

OOPS!  That’s NOT what she said.  Here’s what Mooch-elle Antoinette ACTUALLY said:

“My approach to campaigning is: This is the time that I have to give to the campaign, and whatever you do with that time is up to you, but when it’s over, don’t even look at me. Don’t look this direction. No calls, no anything… It’s been a tough row to hoe, but I want him to be my president for another four years, as a citizen… So I’m going to do what I need to do. But Malia and Sasha always come first.”

Asslessclay Itchbay… but that’s just me.

h/t Politico, quoting WSJ

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B-B-B-Bad Breitbart!

Feb 11 2012 Published by under salt

I love that bad man.

Could he be any sexier? I mean… Forget what he looks like. Doesn’t matter. (When was the last time he washed or combed that hair?) Don’t care. He could be human Wesson Oil for all I care. A gelatinous blob in search of an artery to clog. No matter… But what he said! AH!

(Partial transcript below.) Enjoy.

“I’m just going to tell you right now, I want to end it on a media bashing note because that will uplift me like a Dionne Warwick final rendition. We’re watching you to play the race card MSNBC….

This is going to be the dog whistle election cycle… Ed and Maddow can sit there and call everyone who’s Caucasian racist. ‘I heard it. He used ‘is’ instead of ‘are.’ He’s a racist. That’s a dog whistle.’

…I bought a dog whistle. I bought a dog whistle factory, and I’m giving you dog whistles. And we’re going to listen to every word that comes out of your mouth, and we’re going to hold you to the same standard that you hold us which is an impossible one… America’s finally woken to your Saul Alinsky bullshit tactics, and we’re coming to get you.”

h/t NewsBusters – Again!

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“Get the hell out” of the United States of America!

Jan 30 2012 Published by under salt

One can quibble with his endorsement of Newt Gingrich, and I suspect it’s motivated powerfully by the primal scream Newt brings out in all of us, for good or ill (!), but Representative West ain’t bashful about the true nature of the fight.  Wow.  Enjoy this clip.  It’s from this past weekend, from a speech down in Florida. It’s only 2 1/2 minutes & worth it.

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Evil Thought

Jan 16 2012 Published by under salt

Well, not my evil thought, but my thought of what evil Obama has up his sleeve.

It occurred to me today that we’ve been wrong to worry about Obama suspending the election somehow. The blogosphere was ablaze with speculation prior to the mid-terms that he might do something to forestall his “shellacking,” and though I haven’t really trolled much of late, I suspect it is ablaze now with similar talk with November 2012 at hand. The usual conspiracy theories are martial law or military action that prevents us from having “safe and fair” elections so the Boy-King can retain power.

But while I was driving today, and thinking, as we are wont to do while driving, it hit me: Obama’s not going to do a pre-emptive strike. He’s a Progressive Magician. He will do whatever is necessary to provide the veneer of legitimacy – BEFORE November 6th. But after?


If Obama is a lame duck President come sunrise November 7th, THAT’S when he’ll pounce. Not that morning, of course. That would be too obvious. But before January 20th when he has to sit on the deus watching President-elect Romney get sworn in.

He’ll do everything he can to beg, borrow, or steal a “legitimate” election, but if he loses, he will do something AFTER the loss to hold on to power, but NOT BEFORE.

Adding to the weight of my theory is also his narcissism. He’ll believe until the last vote is counted that he’s America’s sweetheart.

Also, Paul Guercio’s “Merlin” chart has been nagging at me. Why does Obama/Biden’s timeline extend so strongly for about 6 months into January 2013? Is it because they’ve done something to stay in power? Something which will ultimately come undone mid-2013?

It really bugs me.

Just my 2 cents.

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Obama: “Oh… You’re okay, I suppose. But you’ll be better with my thumb pressing down on you v.2!”

Jan 15 2012 Published by under salt

“…There’s a core decency and strength and resilience to be tapped, and that most of the time the better angels of our nature win out.”

That was President Obama at a fancy-pants fundraiser at a private home in Chicago late last week, talking about how “as difficult as these last three years have been, as challenging as they’ve been – not so much for me but for Americans all across the country who lost their jobs or have seen their home values decline or been worrying about their retirement and their 401Ks”

“Core” decency, Mr. President? That only comes “out” sometimes and needs “to be tapped” but only if you win and “work hard” to elicit it from us?

You pompous ass.

How about an “atta-boy” for the incredible strength, endurance, and resilience the American people have shown just staying afloat these last 3 years?

What the hell was that? That was a pat on the back? Sounded pretty tentative to me, you tinpot dictator.

Jeezuz I skeeve this guy!

The whole speech is here, but don’t read it on a full stomach.

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See ya, Newt

Jan 11 2012 Published by under salt


Rally will feature Gingrich, Clyburn


Any “conservative” who thinks sharing a stage with that Progressive-Redistributionist-Socialist (Clyburn is literally a member of the Democratic Socialists of America) is no conservative.

See ya.

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Be Inspired – By Mitt Romney!

Jan 11 2012 Published by under salt

Wow.  I didn’t see this live last night, but heard about it this morning so I looked up the text.  What a great speech!  Where has this Mitt Romney been all my life?


“Thank you, New Hampshire! Tonight, we made history!

This state has always been a special place for our family. Ann and I made a home here and we’ve filled it with great memories of our children and grandchildren. And this Granite State moment is one we will always remember.

Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work.

We remember when Barack Obama came to New Hampshire four years ago.

He promised to bring people together.

He promised to change the broken system in Washington.

He promised to improve our nation.

Those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today, we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed President. The last three years have held a lot of change, but they haven’t offered much hope.

The middle class has been crushed. Nearly 24 million of our fellow Americans are still out of work, struggling to find work, or have just stopped looking. The median income has dropped 10% in four years. Soldiers returning from the front lines are waiting in unemployment lines. Our debt is too high and our opportunities too few.

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, “It could be worse.”

It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse?

Of course not.

What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.

That conviction guides our campaign. It has rallied millions of Americans in every corner of this country to our cause.

Over the last six months, I’ve listened to anxious voices in town meetings and visited with students and soldiers. In break rooms and living rooms, I’ve heard stories of families getting by on less, of carefully planned retirements now replaced by jobs at minimum wage. But even now, amidst the worst economy since the Great Depression, I’ve rarely heard a refrain of hopelessness.

Americans know that our future is brighter and better than these troubled times. We still believe in the hope, the promise, and the dream of America. We still believe in that shining city on a hill.

We know that the future of this country is better than 8 or 9% unemployment.

It is better than $15 trillion in debt.

It is better than the misguided policies and broken promises of the last three years – and the failed leadership of one man.

The President has run out of ideas. Now, he’s running out of excuses. And tonight, we are asking the good people of South Carolina to join the citizens of New Hampshire and make 2012 the year he runs out of time.

President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our Party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision. I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success. In these difficult times, we cannot abandon the core values that define us as unique — We are One Nation, Under God.

Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.

Our campaign is about more than replacing a President; it is about saving the soul of America. This election is a choice between two very different destinies.

President Obama wants to “fundamentally transform” America. We want to restore America to the founding principles that made this country great.

He wants to turn America into a European-style entitlement society. We want to ensure that we remain a free and prosperous land of opportunity.

This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America.

This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.

He is making the federal government bigger, burdensome, and bloated. I will make it simpler, smaller, and smarter.

He raised the national debt. I will cut, cap, and balance the budget.

He enacted job-killing regulations; I’ll eliminate them.

He lost our AAA credit rating; I’ll restore it.

He passed Obamacare; I’ll repeal it.

When it comes to the economy, my highest priority as President will be worrying about your job, not saving my own.

Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must – and will – lead the future.

He doesn’t see the need for overwhelming American military superiority. I will insist on a military so powerful no one would think of challenging it.

He chastises friends like Israel; I’ll stand with our friends.

He apologizes for America; I will never apologize for the greatest nation in the history of the Earth.

Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.

The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle-to-grave assurances that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise more benefits, then I’m not your President. You have that President today.

But if you want to make this election about restoring American greatness, then I hope you will join us.

If you believe the disappointments of the last few years are a detour, not our destiny, then I am asking for your vote.

I’m asking each of you to remember how special it is to be an American.

I want you to remember what it was like to be hopeful and excited about the future, not to dread each new headline.

I want you to remember when you spent more time dreaming about where to send your kids to college than wondering how to make it to the next paycheck.

I want you to remember when you weren’t afraid to look at your retirement savings or the price at the pump.

I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.

That America is still out there. We still believe in that America.

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.

This election, let’s fight for the America we love. We believe in America.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.”

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Hormonal George Stephanopolous

Jan 08 2012 Published by under salt

What the hell was that?

Wee George Stephanopolous appeared to be having a “little man” moment.  You know… The reason some men put huge tires on their pick up trucks?  Something’s lacking, so they gotta compensate?

What the hell was Wee George’s hard-on for nookie with the best looking boy on stage last night?

Poor Mitt Romney looked like he wanted to take him aside and have a birds & bees talk with him about the realities of grown-up political discourse, never-mind sex and contraception.

And chicky-poo, there?  Diane?  The first debate I thought she was just drawling slow because it was a saccharin, syrup style thing.  Now I think she’s just groping in the dark for a coherent thought.

It was really, really, really, really embarrassing, and absolutely disqualifying for either of them to ever chair a debate ever, ever again.


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The Boy King’s Bigger Britches

Jan 04 2012 Published by under salt

Obama has made another power grab – making a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the CFPB when the Senate isn’t in recess – which is shocking – Not for it’s brazenness, because he’s racked up a few of those, but for its timing, for two reasons:

1. His media team gets a gold star for doing this the day after the Iowa caucus.  They’re adding to their low-rent, poorly executed, utterly childish internet town-hall thing they did last night for 200 locations in Iowa last night, in a shameless demonstration of spotlight hogging that will no-doubt continue to increase in intensity and classlessness throughout election season.

2. His media team must have internal polling that tells them it would make him look butch, not tyrannical.  It’s hard for me, as someone who reveres our system of checks and balances as divinely inspired, to see it that way, but if you are uneducated or embrace Chicago thuggery, I guess that’s a good way to go.  Unhappily, there are so many “American Idol” type voters out there, it will likely play to his base, but ewww… Seems Chavez to me…


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Aspie Anew! Happy New Year!

Jan 01 2012 Published by under salt

Below is a cool picture I found of a way cool Happy New Year from Chinese children (curious since they do not celebrate a Roman calendar New Year, but… whatever…) in front of a way cool snow structure I presume Chinese adults made, but given what we know about human rights in China, maybe they made that too… Either way… It’s a cool pic, and I meant to just share it and say Happy New Year to those of you who frequent my blog, along with a hearty thank you, but below is a more expansive contemplation of personal gratitude you may wish to share in.  In any event:

May 2012 bring us peace, clarity, and prosperity in all we do!

Being nearly 6 years into sobriety, and having been diagnosed with Aspergers in those years was a cold bucket of clarity, let me tell you! In addition, I had a bad, bad bout of the blues for nearly 18 months which, mercifully, I seemed to have pulled out of since late fall 2010. That was awful.  Hard on me.  Hard on my family.  They were unbelievably supportive in every way a family could be and I can’t count how grateful I am that the universe has seen fit to bless me with them.  I don’t know what I ever did to deserve them, but they are angels among us.  If you ever met one of my three girls, you’d know what I mean.  They are bright lights, every one.  Kind, beautiful, and strong.

And my husband?  Best man I’ve ever known. No contest.  Couldn’t ask for a better partner in life.

My parents, both 81, are still shuffling along, God bless them.  My father is still a handsome rake, and my mother is still a good Catholic girl, and they bless me every day of my life with their love and support.  They gave me wings as a young woman, and wind to coast on today.

I live with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, at a safe distance (!) out my front window, with about 60 oak trees around my house, a big ol’ hound named Gizmo and two cats, one who is dumb as a box of rocks but balances it by having the most magnificent coat of black mahogany fur and a disc jockey quality “meow” and his litter mate & sister, Smudge, who even in her adulthood, manages to be petite and kitten like, even when she beats the crap out of her brother over a plate of tuna, the little hussy.  She’s the prettiest little calico you ever saw, but she’s a Queenie, which is her nickname.

If I died tomorrow (which I hope, sincerely, I do not) I could die having lived.

How many people can say that at 46?

The rest is icing.


Happy New Year!

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