Mark Steyn: No Bargaining with Barack Obluffer

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Mark Steyn

Another masterful piece from Mark Steyn.
There is something surreal and unnerving about the so-called “debt ceiling” negotiations staggering on in Washington. In the real world, negotiations on an increase in one’s debt limit are conducted between the borrower and the lender. Only in Washington is a debt increase negotiated between two groups of borrowers.

Actually, it’s more accurate to call them two groups of spenders. On the one side are Obama and the Democrats, who in a negotiation supposedly intended to reduce American indebtedness are (surprise!) proposing massive increasing in spending (an extra $33 billion for Pell Grants, for example). The Democrat position is: You guys always complain that we spend spend spend like there’s (what’s the phrase again?) no tomorrow, so be grateful that we’re now proposing to spend spend spend spend like there’s no this evening.

On the other side are the Republicans, who are the closest anybody gets to representing, albeit somewhat tentatively and less than fullthroatedly, the actual borrowers – that’s to say, you and your children and grandchildren. But in essence the spenders are negotiating among themselves how much debt they’re going to burden you with. It’s like you and your missus announcing you’ve set your new credit limit at $1.3 million, and then telling the bank to send demands for repayment to Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s kindergartner next door.

Nothing good is going to come from these ludicrously protracted negotiations over laughably meaningless accounting sleights-of-hand scheduled to kick in circa 2020. All the charade does is confirm to prudent analysts around the world that the depraved ruling class of the United States cannot self-correct, and, indeed, has no desire to.

Read all of the piece.

The charade had better self-correct or we will be no more.

The time is NOW.

Mark Steyn: Obama’s Road to Nowhere

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Obama’s Road to Nowhere – This is Main Street, Obamaville: All bumps, no road.
The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.

In a sane world, Americans would be outraged at the government waste that confronts them everywhere you turn: The abolition of the federal Education Department and the TSA is the very least they should be demanding. Instead, our elites worry about sea levels.

The oceans will do just fine. It’s America that’s drowning.
What a great piece, as always from Mark Steyn – read it all.

Mark Steyn: Weiner Helping Junk the Country

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Mark Steyn

This is hilarious – so read it all.
After the tumult of the First World War, noted Winston Churchill, only the intractability of the Irish Question had emerged unscathed:

“Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed,” he told the House of Commons. “But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again.”

And so it goes after another tumultuous week in American politics. Nearly a third of homeowners are “underwater” – that’s to say, they owe more on their mortgages than the property is worth. Private-sector job growth has all but vanished. The House of Representatives voted not to raise the debt ceiling.

But as the debt ceiling subsides – or, at any rate, stays put – we see the dreary steeple of Anthony Weiner emerging from his Twitpic crotch shot.

For the benefit of the few remaining American coeds Rep. Weiner isn’t following on Twitter, the congressman’s initial position when his groin Tweet went viral was that his Twitter had been hacked. Could happen to anyone. From last Thursday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph:

“British intelligence has hacked into an al-Qaida online magazine and replaced bomb making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.”

Mark Steyn: Losing the Future

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Mark Steyn

Vegas is no longer the world’s biggest gambling resort; America is.
After the revelations that the $38.5 billion 2011 budget cut will in reality either cut a mere $352 million from the 2011 budget or, in fact, increase it by $3 billion, it might be easier just to build a replica White House, Capitol, and Congressional Budget Office at the new Beltway Casino next to Caesar’s Palace. Vegas is no longer the world’s biggest gambling resort; America is. Barack Obama says we need to “win the future,” and one more roll of the dice should do it: a trillion dollars of chips on the stimulus came up empty but let’s pile another couple trillion on Obamacare, and “high-speed rail,” and “green jobs,” and “broadband access” . . . And all the while Wayne Newton is singing “Danke Schoen” in Chinese. But don’t worry, we’re not just throwing our money away. We’re playing to a system! The president calls it “investing in the future.”

How do you “invest in the future”? By borrowing $188 million every hour. That’s what the government of the United States is doing. It’s spending one-fifth of a billion dollars it doesn’t have every hour of every day of every week — all for your future!

Read all of Mark Steyn’s excellent piece.

We have come to the breaking point, fellow Americans, and it is time to take back American from the Obama Democrats.

Audio: Mark Steyn Mocks Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl Political Punditry

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Mark Steyn on yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh Show – note the photo of Steyn

I was running through the blogs and this piece caught my eye.

If you were paying attention during the Super Bowl halftime show last night, you would have heard the Black Eyed Peas deviate from their lyrics to send a political message: “Obama, let’s get these kids educated, create jobs so the country stays stimulated.”

That message struck a nerve with Mark Steyn, the fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh on Monday. Steyn expressed his disapproval by mocking the Black Eyed Peas for inserting that not-so-subtle message.
If you were paying attention during the Super Bowl halftime show last night, you would have heard the Black Eyed Peas deviate from their lyrics to send a political message: “Obama, let’s get these kids educated, create jobs so the country stays stimulated.”

That message struck a nerve with Mark Steyn, the fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh on Monday. Steyn expressed his disapproval by mocking the Black Eyed Peas for inserting that not-so-subtle message.

“The Black Eyed Peas were there last night and they amended their song to insert the words, ‘Obama,’ to insert a little bit of a political message, a searing political insight you get from the Black Eyed Peas, ‘Obama let’s get these kids educated to create jobs so the country stays stimulated.’ I’m Mr. Squaresville, so I don’t know what the Black Eyed Peas – how that tune normally goes. I think that’s their song, ‘Where is the Love.’”

Why?

The photo of Mark Steyn on the YouTube audio above is one I snapped about five years ago. Here is the piece, I wrote in October 2006: Mark Steyn Watch: America Alone – A FLAP Surprise.

After all of these years Mark Steyn has not slowed down – one bit.

Enjoy the audio/YouTube.

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Day By Day by Chris Muir November 23, 2008 – Rock Em Sock Em Politics Tonight Only!

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Who might the fall guy be?

Why, President Bush, of course, and all of the RINO’s are running around blaming social conservatives for the loss on election day to Barack Obama and the Democrats.

Mark Steyn and Karl Rove have the RIGHT analysis.

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