Dick Cheney’s Secret Assasination Squad

To get Osama, President Obama utilized Navy SEAL Team 6.  When Bush was in office, it was referred to as “Dick Cheney’s Secret Assassination Squad” (now known as the DCSAS) by all the smart, critical-thinking people.  Folks like:

Seymour Hersh

Keith Olbermann

Stephen Colbert

Now?  Liberals LOVE those dastardly SEALS.  Check back for updates.  This list is bound to get longer.

And for what it’s worth, the fact that President Obama used the DCSAS is yet another piece of evidence that our current president truly is a nothing more than a cog in Dick Cheney’s plan to run the country.  President Obama may talk like a liberal, but he behaves like a cowboy.

— uo

Published in: on May 3, 2011 at 6:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Dick Cheney’s Plan is Nearly Complete

More people are noticing that George W. Bush is now enjoying his 3rd term, as President Change has morphed into President Same.

— uo

Published in: on April 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

So Does This Mean John Hinckley Is Cured?

Today, Ronald Reagan would be 100 years old.  Earlier today, I read this article on John Hinckley, Reagan’s would-be assassin.  In the very last paragraph of the article, it says:

“In June 2009,  a federal judge ruled that Hinckley — who still suffers from narcissistic personality disorder — could spend more time outside the hospital.”

When I read that, I was reminded of a New York Times article I read a few months ago:

“The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (due out in 2013, and known as DSM-5) has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition.

“Narcissistic personality disorder is the most well-known of the five …”

Here’s the wikipedia link on the topic:

“The Personality and Personality Work Group has proposed eliminating NPD as a distinct disorder in DSM-5 as part of a major revamping of the diagnostic criteria for personality disorders…”

So if Hinckley has NPD, and NPD is now no longer considered to be a disorder, does that mean he’s cured?

— uo

Published in: on February 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm  Comments (1)  

Egypt Chaos: It’s All Bush’s Fault

This article in The Daily Telegraph, which is based on leaked cables from Wikileaks, has been getting a lot of play since Drudge linked to it.  To me, the key graph is the second paragraph where we’re given a timeline:

Egypt protests: America’s secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising

The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police.

On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.

So the leader of the uprising was brought into the U.S. while Bush was still president!

I’ll say this.  After the November 2008 election, President Bush kicked the can on several issues and left the final decision to his successor, particularly economic decisions.  A classic example would be whether to allow GM to go into liquidation or to keep the company afloat until the Obama Administration came into office.  Bush chose to have the federal government loan GM enough money to stay in business till Obama was sworn in, at which point the new president chose how to bail out the failed car maker.

But when it came to national security issues in the Arab world, President Bush did not put those decisions on the back burner.  What’s more, just imagine how Dick Cheney would have reacted if an Egyptian opposition activist had been brought to the U.S. without anybody in the administration knowing about it.  There is no way that this  person came into this country without the full knowledge and backing … if not the active participation of … the Bush Administration.

If The Telegraph story is true — and no one has denied that the leaked cables contain false information — this would make a lot of sense and fits into the pattern that the dreaded neocons in the Bush Administration saw as the long-term solution to terrorism emanating from the Arab world: Freedom and Democracy.

— uo

Published in: on January 29, 2011 at 9:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Corporate Takeover of Obama Presidency Nearly Complete

Out with the old, in with new corporate friends.

I already talked about bailout boy and GE chief Immelt getting appointed to an advisory post in the Obama administration.

Late last week, EPA Administrator Browner (a big proponent of getting tough on air pollution) getting the boot.

To top it all off, it looks as though we’re on the verge of getting a former RIAA lawyer as the new solicitor general (that’s the guy who argues cases in court on behalf of the country).

This administration has never been a friend of the middle class. It’s all about the large corporations getting fat at the trough. Just look who were the biggest proponents of the healthcare reform: the evil drug companies.

— uo

Published in: on January 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Surprise Solution To Deficit Reduction

I’m not going to weigh in on the spending cuts that the Republicans have identified.  It’s a lengthy list, which means I’m sure there are some things I agree with, and some that I disagree with.  But here’s one that stood out: Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.

Here are the facts, according to Richard Oppedisano, national secretary for the Federal Managers Association, who fears that proposed legislation in Congress goes to far attempting to collect delinquent tax bills:

“… [I]n 2008, federal employees, retirees, and active-duty and retired members of the armed services owed $3 billion in back taxes, former members of the military owed the largest portion of that amount — $1.3 billion. That year, 97,000 federal employees owed $962 million in unpaid taxes, Oppedisano said; that figure was down from 171,000 federal workers in 2007. He noted that almost 700 congressional staffers currently owe back taxes…”

Even well-paid Capitol Hill staffers felt that you should pay taxes, but they needn’t bother.

Obviously, these people got their tax advice from either Tom Daschle, Hilda Solis, Nancy Killefer, Ron Kirk or Tim Geithner.

— uo

Published in: on January 22, 2011 at 9:56 am  Leave a Comment  

Interesting Coincidence

Time line:

1. Several years ago, Keith Olbermann becomes a GE employee (via GE’s ownership of MSNBC).

2. Keith Olbermann becomes a devout Obama supporter.

3. Keith Olbermann transforms into a disillusioned Obama supporter.

4. President Obama names head of GE to run the president’s economic advisory panel.

5. Unexpectedly, GE employee Olbermann resigns under pressure.

6. Like Olbermann’s perenially 2nd-place-rated show, the ratings for the story of Keith’s departure take a back seat to stories about Justin Timberlake’s texts and speculation that a star in the Orion nebula could go supernova next year.

— uo

P.S. – I have to admit, that I am NOT happy about Immelt getting that presidential appointment.  After all, this is just another bailout boy getting fat at the government trough.

Published in: on January 22, 2011 at 7:31 am  Leave a Comment  

Colleges Fail to Deliver – Evidence #1,287,432

What do kids learn in college?  Apparently, not much.

My favorite reaction is probably the most truthful statement I’ve read in the news in a long time.  It’s from a professor who says, “I am part of a great credentialing mill.”  I couldn’t agree more.

Perhaps that explains why so many college graduates — realize that I am talking about graduates here, not just people who attended college — are in jobs that don’t even require a high school diploma.

If all you get is a bachelor’s degree from a liberal arts college, you’re destined to be an underachieving money waster.

— uo

Published in: on January 22, 2011 at 6:46 am  Leave a Comment  

OOPS!

OOPS is an understatement.  From The New York Times:

In an unintended consequence of the new health care law, drug companies have begun notifying children’s hospitals around the country that they no longer qualify for large discounts on drugs used to treat rare medical conditions.

I think my favorite line in the article is from a House member who worked on the bill who said, “No one intended to take away any of the drug discounts that children’s hospitals already had.”

Maybe this is why Nancy Pelosi said, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”  Hey Nancy, maybe you and your law writer comrades  should have thought about what you legislation would really do before you passed it!

Don’t ever forget, the politicians in Washington pretend to be smarter than you.  But they’re not.  They’re just better credentialed.

— uo

Published in: on December 9, 2010 at 11:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Barack W. Bush

I’ve been thinking about this for some time.  A reader at Instapundit sent in this list where it was published.

Let’s look at the current president’s accomplishments:

* Leaving Gitmo open.
* No trials for terrorists
* 30,000-soldier surge in Afghanistan.
* Extending tax cuts.
* Re-upping the Patriot Act.

Okay, so there are a few other things not mentioned on the list, like the healthcare bill, the politicization of the Justice Department, the abandonment of the missile shield in Europe that Poland still desires. and most of all, some disastrous judicial appointments.  But other things like the hoopla over the body-scanners … Do you really think that Bush wouldn’t have those installed at airports?

You have to pick your battles, and at least so far, the president’s rhetoric of change appears pretty hollow.  He may talk of change (which has emboldened our enemies), but in reality … on the biggest issues of our times … he’s pretty much just an extension of the last administration.

No wonder the left is screeching mad.

— uo

Published in: on December 7, 2010 at 10:13 am  Leave a Comment