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Saturday, 13 June 2009
Terrorist Not Removed From English Language
Back in March we were led to believe that "terrorism" had been replaced with "Man Made Disasters". One would then assume that "terrorist" would become "man who makes disasters". Not so.

While we now apologize to Muslims and celebrate those who call for the demise of Jews and wish "death to America" and invent their contributions to the world, we reserved the word "terrorist" for government officials to use against American lawyers who stand up for the law and attempt to protect secured creditors' rights in a government run bankruptcy.

Listen to the video and stay for the end. At the end Matthew Feldman, attorney for the President's Auto Tax Force calls Thomas Lauria, attorney for a teachers' union that was a Chrysler secured creditor, a terrorist! Why? Because Lauria tried to get his clients the rights of secured creditors - to be paid before the unsecured creditors (Unions) make money.
Feldman (attorney for President's Auto Task Force): "It's over. The President doesn't negotiate second rounds. We've given and lent billions of dollars so your team could manage this properly....And now you're telling me to bend over to a terrorist like Lauria? That's B.S."
Isn't it also nice to notice that the President of the USA "doesn't negotiate second rounds" even if it might have saved taxpayers money and honored bankruptcy law and contract law principles?

And yes, we (the US Government) did lend billions (of taxpayers' money) to Chrysler - but how is that the fault of secured creditors? Did they get to vote on it? Those billions kept a defunct automaker up and running when it should have been closed down. The billions in no way enriched secured creditors.
Posted By P.Brown at 6:41 AM
Thursday, 21 May 2009
$700 Billion Slush Fund for Tax Cheat Timmy
From the Washington Post Ticker Senator Jim Demint asks Tim Geither, Tax Cheater and Secretary of the Treasury about the return of the the American Taxpayers' $700 billion to the US Treasury. Timmy Tax Cheat explains that the fund was intended that for every dollar returned, a dollar could be then lent again:
"So it's your understanding that you have $700 billion to use permanently as you see fit?" DeMint asked incredulously.

Geithner wouldn't take the bait. "I'm not quite sure 'permanently' is right," he said.
Okay Timmy, so it's not quite permanent - but just when will it stop being your slush fund to "loan" out to your friends or "loan" to those you and O want to control?

If that's not enough, Timmy Tax Cheat also tells the Banking Committee:
that government has an "obligation" to remove management and restructure boards of companies that have come to the government for help.
Really? Could someone (perhaps a Constitutional Scholar who was elected President with a little help from his friends) point that out to me in the US Constitution?
Posted By P.Brown at 5:39 AM
Sunday, 5 April 2009
New Era of Responsibility
O stood before citizens of Strasbourg France and actually said
We are ushering a new era of responsibility, and that is something we should all be proud of.
This has to be new political speak because I was always taught that when you wildly spend, creating insurmountable debt - it's irresponsible. Suddenly unprecedented spending and debt is "responsible".

Well okay, he's right about the "new" part.

Read on down what the O says about Afghanistan:
We do this with a clear purpose: to root out the terrorists who threaten all of us, to train the Afghan people to sustain their own security and to help them advance their own opportunity, and to quicken the day when our troops come home.
War was bad when Bush was freeing Iraq from tyranny and making us safer. Now it's good!
Posted By P.Brown at 9:11 AM
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Political Speak
It's becoming such a phenomenon since O took office that we've added a category for it believing there's a lot more to come.

Today's political speak lesson comes from none other than New York, ground zero in fact. The Freedom Tower, one of five buildings replacing the twin towers destroyed on September 11, 2001, has been renamed "One World Trade Center" (the address used by one of the buildings destroyed that fateful day. Many may feel as I do, that this is disrespectful to the 3,000 Americans that died on this site a mere 7.5 years ago. Former Governor Patak said
"In design and name, it is symbolic of our commitment to rise above the attacks of Sept. 11. Where 1 and 2 World Trade Center once stood, there will be a memorial with two voids to honor the heroes we lost  and, in my view, those addresses should never be used again."
And, note that the change in name came only after owners of the building negotiated a 21 year lease with some mega Chinese real estate company; though the owners deny this had anything to do with the name change. Yeah, right.
Posted By P.Brown at 9:06 AM
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Overseas Contingency Operation
We've had quite a bit of "renaming" going on in the last 64 days. No, this isn't about the constant stream of people offered O Administration jobs to only drop out days later. This is about changes in the English language for political reasons.

First "enemy combatants" describing prisoners in Gitmo got dropped. Now they are "detainees".

Next followed the change in "Terrorism" which is now "Man-caused Disasters".

The latest update is, "Global War on Terror". From now on it will be "Overseas Contingency Operation".

Oh dear, we forgot one. Those "toxic bank assets" are now "legacy assets".

Here's one more change in the English language offered by Jay Leno. Wonder if this fits that "gallows humor" O mentioned on 60 Minutes as he chuckled through out the interview about the US Economy. Unfortunately, Jay Leno's "joke" is absolutely true.

The Heritage Foundation provides a graphic of Bush's deficit, by year, versus O's new deficit. As liberals scream about the 8 years of Bush's "rabid" spending, note that in 8 years Bush's largest budget equaled $700 billion (nothing to be proud of indeed, but did include the Iraqi war and the 9/11 disaster that brought the US extreme financial hardship); however in a mere 64 days O is presenting a $3.8 trillion budget which will give us a $1.85 trillion deficit in 2009!
Posted By P.Brown at 2:15 PM
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