Back when we were stationed outside of Texas and had our home rented out, our property manager had to install keyless deadbolts in our front door, back door, and the door from the laundry room to the garage. The laundry room to garage door even had to have a peephole installed. She said it was per code for rental properties. On Thursday, I had a code inspector at the house to do a preliminary check for the replacement of our back door. He reminded me that for the post-installation check, there had to be doorknobs and locks on the door. I asked him about the keyless deadbolt and he informed me that it was not a city code mandate, but a FEDERAL HUD code mandate for rental properties. Where does the federal government get the power to say what kinds of locks I have on my property if I am renting it out, and why is it their business?
A) Speaking of federal interference with private property rights, check out how completely out of control the EPA got with this couple who were simply trying to build a nice home in Idaho. I hope the Supremes give that couple a HUGE settlement straight out of the EPA’s budget. If that makes them unable to do any work for the rest of the fiscal year, GOOD!
B) Barack Obama is now sending US combat troops to central Africa to help hunt down a warlord. He claims that this action “furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy”, but I know of absolutely zero American national security interests, strategic interests, or economic interests in that area. If he wants to help out central Africa, he can send about 10,000 African gang-bangers and 50,000 African welfare leeches from our inner cities. I’m sure their work ethic will be right at home.
C) A Clinton-appointed federal judge is now assisting the Injustice Department in making sure that Elena Kagan doesn’t feel the need to recuse herself from the Obamacare cases when they hit SCOTUS. The judge and DOJ are refusing to release e-mail traffic in which Kagan’s involvement with early defenses of Obamacare are subject matter.
D) Fellow blogger Garnet92 (who has a new blog, but my link is messed up) sent this one along. I presume the owner of this establishment is a bitter old women’s libber who is mad that she can’t spell her name in the snow.
E) know it is pretty bad when even MSNBC is reporting on union bosses getting insane pension payments. Nothing will come of it though, since it is the Chicago Way.
F) Obama’s 2nd favorite billionaire (after George Soros, of course), Warren Buffet, collected over $62.8 million in personal income last year while saying that he needs to pay more taxes. Meanwhile, his company owes over a BILLION dollars in back taxes. So the question remains, why isn’t he in prison for tax evasion?
G) There’s more tax fraud in the case of Solyndra’s main investor, who was a big “bundler” for Obama in 2008. How much do y’all wanna bet that he is mentioned in some of the Solyndra communications that the White House is refusing to let Congress take a look at? Whenever there is a scandal involving Democrats, follow the money.
H) Geez. Now the restaurant workers in Than Franthithco want to make 25% tips mandatory. I’m sorry, but a tip is based on the quality of service, and in the United States a 15% tip represents very good service. These people want to get tipped an amount that represents above-and-beyond great service no matter the actual quality of service. Instead of making something mandatory, try WORKING for it! Oh, I’m sorry…I forgot that Than Franthithco is full of liberals, so they don’t know what WORK is. That’s just another reason for me to never visit that city.
I) The Obamacare version of Social Insecurity is such a Ponzi scheme that even HHS Secretary Sebelius is admitting that it can never be fiscally solvent. CLASS was one of the major parts of the bill and was the pet project of Teddythedrunk (D-Formerly of Chappaquiddick, but now of the Lower Levels of Hell).
J) The leaders of the “occupiers” are starting to let their plans be known. They are now saying that they are going to start a bloody revolution. This is exactly what Barack Obama and the Democrats want, so they can institute martial law, cancel the 2012 elections, and throw out the Constitution. They are just waiting for their Reichstag Fire moment. When the Democratic Party, the American Communist Party, and the American Nazi Party all support the “occupiers”, it is quite clear that the goal is to overthrow our Constitution.
K) The “occupiers” are getting evicted from the park in Noo Yawk, since it is private property. Their response is to call for supporters to descend upon the park to defend them. As for the sanitation problems that they have created, they say the city should provide portapots and dumpsters. Sorry, but if you are having an event it is YOUR responsibility to provide those items, not the city’s. UPDATE: Bloomberg caved in to pressure from other Democrats who don’t want the “occupiers” disturbed in any manner. As per usual when appeasement is tried, it just emboldened the “occupiers”, who then marched on Wall Street and other areas to provoke and confront the police with violence.
L) The Boston “occupiers” went so far as to harass a female member of the US Coast Guard, who was in uniform at the time. She had water bottles thrown at her, was verbally assaulted, and was spit upon twice. These truly are the children of the scumbag hippies of the 60s and 70s (you know…the ones who are now the mainstream of the Democratic Party).
M) How desperate is the Administration getting about Obama’s “Save My Job Bill”? Gaffes Biden is now roaming the country freely and warning that failure to pass Obama’s bill will result in more rapes and murders. I thought that more rapes and murders were part of the marching orders they gave to the “occupiers”.
N) See what happens when Democrats start shelling out money to union schmucks as part of a “stimulus”? You get a new terminal at an airport, but the jetways can’t connect to any aircraft.
O) Oh. Good. Lord. The Obama Administration tried to get Japan to accept a FORMAL APOLOGY for nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the “overseas contingency operation” that we once knew as World War II. Let’s examine this for a moment. The two bombings and their after effects killed a total of less than 400,000 people. While the numbers are huge, they pale in comparison to the number of people who would have died if the Allies had been forced to invade Japan to end the war. Such an operation would have taken well over a year to conclude, and conservative estimates were that over 3 million Japanese would die, and American casualties would have been over a million between killed and wounded. Truman made the right call. Meanwhile, the Obama Apology Tour did continue with the Administration officially offering condolences to the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan, who was the right-hand man of Anwar al-Awlaki and was killed with him. Yes, you read correctly. Our government is apologizing for killing terrorists before they can recruit more suicide bombers.
P) I keep harping on the Chinese military buildup and what it means for the future of the western Pacific, but one cause for concern is hardly ever noticed by the American left. By 2020, China will have over 20 MILLION more men than women thanks to their “one-child policy”. How do you think they will deal with that problem? If you answered “war”, you are indeed awake.
Q) We’ve all come to expect it, but I’ll go ahead and give y’all a link to this info anyway. The Obamedia went absolutely bat guano in reporting the Enron collapse, since that company had ties to GOP donors. Notice how the Obamedia simply refuses to acknowledge the Solyndra scandal. Also note how the “occupiers” are getting tons of positive coverage, while the Tea Party coverage was scant and heavily slanted to the negative.
R) Tony Bennett spent waaaaaay too much time leaving his heart in Than Franthithco. He left (or smoked away) most of his brain cells there as well. How else can you explain someone calling Barack Obama the “greatest accomplishment” in American history? My children cleaning their rooms is a greater accomplishment than the parasites electing Mr. Hopey-Changey.
S) This little girl had a greater accomplishment than the election of Barack Obama, and a much greater reward. I can never get tired of these stories.
T) So what are Barack Obama’s accomplishments in his first 1,000 days in office? A couple of them surprised me.
U) Wednesday afternoon, I heard Newt Gingrich go off on the Sean Hannity radio show about a bunch of people who should be in prison, but instead have reaped millions and become the power elite. This article shows some of his debate comments regarding Ben Bernanke, Bawney Fwank, and Chris “Countrywide” Dodd. In the radio interview he also mentioned Democrat power players Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick, both of whom made tens of millions of dollars while running Fannie and Freddie and submitting fraudulent numbers that helped lead to the housing/credit collapse. If you aren’t familiar with those names and their felonious behavior, look ‘em up and ask yourself how they are not in prison.
V) The Iranian assassination plot that the feds supposedly broke up is chock full of holes. Many people believe it to be a false-flag operation made up by the Administration for their own purposes and to get Fast & Furious off of the front page for a while. Even CNN is running an article stating five reasons to disbelieve it. I can give a sixth reason: This Administration’s track record on truthfulness makes the Clinton Administration’s look positively honest. If you want number seven, it would be the mantra of this bunch: Never let a crisis go to waste!
W) I love seeing Red Nanny P-Lousy becoming completely unhinged from reality. She stated that since Republicans don’t want abortions paid for by the taxpayers, they “want women to die on the floor!” If a woman wants to murder her baby, the law allows it, but she must do so with HER OWN money, or money from the sperm donor.
X) The Racist in Chief visited a racist forum and played the race card. Imagine that. The GOP only wants whites to succeed was his message. What a joke he is.
“The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.” –James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790
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