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October, 2009:

Cryptic Message From Bush To Obama Finally Deciphered

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After the president has been in office for 6 months it is customary for the last president to send a note of congratulations to the new one.

So yesterday when the note came from Bush to Obama,
the president was somewhat troubled because it was written in code and all it said was: 370H-SSV-0773H.

This troubled him as he had always heard from his peers how former president Bush was perceived to have been scholarly challenged.

So he took the note to his wife. She was unable to decipher it.

They called in the VP, and he was unable to decode the message. They called in the chief of staff and the head of Secret Service detail and they were unable to determine the meaning of the note..

Next he called in the head of the Senate and Speaker of the House. They both were mystified by the meaning of the coded message.

Now there was complete panic in the oval office.

They called all of their contacts in the media and sent copies of the note to all of them, and not one was able to come up with an answer.

A special emergency meeting was called by the staff. All branches of the military, counter intelligence, CIA, FBI were called in, and the best minds were unable crack the code.

After a sleepless night, a now humbled President picked up the phone and called the former president, and asked him the meaning of the note.

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Bush chuckled and replied: Dude ………….Your holding it upside down!

Is Anyone Actually Surprised That Barack Obama’s Polling Numbers Are Falling?

A recent article in the Telegraph has the headline “Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years“.

Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April.

His current approval rating – hovering just above the level that would make re-election an uphill struggle – is close to the bottom for newly-elected president. Mr Obama entered the White House with a soaring 78 per cent approval rating.

What surprises me is that this seems to surprise some people.  Before Barack Obama was elected, I read his autobiographies. (Well, to be honest, I listened to them, since they were audio books that I downloaded from Audible.com.)  While I was at it, I also “read” Dr. Jerome Corsi’s The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality , which was, basically, a re-telling of the autobiographies.

After this experience, I knew that Barack Obama was an angry, black racist, lying, Muslim, Marxist asshole. Since his election, he has not only proven me right, but he has caused many people to question their vote. But, that is not fair. He said what he was before the election, and if any Americans did not realize what he was, then shame on them. He has shown himself to be a Marxist, and he has spent his life associating with Marxist’s. Whether he is the Muslim version of the Manchurian Candidate is hard to tell. He certainly says he is not, but he certainly has been kissing up to them. And, remember, these are people whose ideology clearly states that they must take over the world, and force everyone to be a Muslim or a dhimmi (or be killed.)  I cannot see any action he has taken that has not been leading to the total destruction of the United States. He has basically nationalized many banks, and nationalized GM (now Government Motors, to many.) He is in the process of nationalizing the health care system. This will force a system of rationing on the medical needs of US citizens, similar to the disastrous health care systems that we see in many European countries, as well as Canada. Clearly, he and his minions want to see the United States of America transformed into the United Socialist States of America. Hell, he has even been seen bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia,

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and glad-handing Hugo Chavez (who just nationalized some more businesses in Venezuela.)

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And, lets not forget that it was the stupid, short-sighted policy of the democratic party, and especially people like Barack Obama and Barney Frank, that essentially forced banks to give home loans to people who could not possibly hope to afford them, once the interest rates adjusted to realistic levels.

This, more than any other single thing, has put us into the current depression, with “real unemployment” running at 16%, according to Atlanta Fed Chief Dennis Lockhart.

The real US unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool  and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.”If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking — so-called discouraged workers — and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.
He underscored that he was expressing his own views, which did “do not necessarily reflect those of my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee” the policy-setting body of the central bank.

Personally, I suspect the number is even higher, since many people who have reached the age where they could receive social security, have simply dropped from the ranks of the “unemployed” and retired. These people retired much earlier than they would have retired if they could have found meaningful work. To make matters worse, in many cases these same workers are often highly skilled technical workers, but are at an age where employment is especially hard to find, once lost, because employers often feel they can hire younger workers for less pay. But, in an age where technology is becoming increasingly vital if we are to advance, the loss of these workers could not come at a worse time.

And, apparently, they never seem to learn. Remember the “Cash For Clunkers” program. This is almost a redo of the failed mortgage policies that caused a huge glut of foreclosures that ultimately brought down the whole economy. As I pointed out in an earlier article, (“CARS Program: Another Democrat Debacle In The Making” ) this program not only raised the cost of used cars, thus hurting the poor, but I suspect it also caused many people who could not afford a new car to buy a new car. My prediction is that in about a year, there will be a glut of auto repossessions as the people who traded in their “clunkers” find that they cannot afford the shiny new cars that they bought due to the program. Oh well, it will make for great deals in slightly used vehicles.

Now, it is coming out that many Americans, apparently, are having buyer’s remorse. That is, they are not so sure that they should have voted for Barack Obama. But, you have to ask, what were they smoking before the election?    The late Irv Homer, of Philadelphia talk radio fame,  used to refer to Boobus Americanus. Unfortunately, as recent events bear out, it is all too common of a species in this country.

The founding fathers would be spinning in their graves if they could see what was happening to this once great nation.

Another Lawsuit Lottery

Next to the lady who sued McDonald’s because she spilled her coffee and burned herself, or the guy who set up a ladder in frozen horse shit and was injured when the ladder fell after the horse shit thawed, this is the stupidest lawsuit I have ever heard. (Suit blames baseball bat maker for death)

Now, before we go into it, let me say that I am sorry someone died. Obviously, nobody likes to see a child, or anyone, die. But, to blame the maker of a baseball bat for this death is totally absurd! It is worse than suing a gun manufacturer for a death caused by a gun; at least a gun is intended to kill. Baseball bats are tools to be used in a sporting competition. If you are going to sue anyone, why not sue the manufacturer of the baseball? After all, the bat did not strike the victim’s head; it was the ball.(Of course, many people have been killed by being struck in the head with a baseball bat, but that is not the case, here. And, even if it was the case, it would be an absurd lawsuit.)

The article states:

The mother of a Miles City Mavericks baseball player who died after being hit in the head with a batted ball during a 2003 game in Helena is seeking damages from the makers of Louisville Slugger bats in this civil trial, sure to draw national attention and stoke the discussion of whether aluminum bats create an unfair advantage or are too dangerous.

The article further states:

“If some other bat was used, the ball would have been hit just as hard, if not harder,” Sterup said during opening statements.

The ball that struck Patch was traveling at 99.8 mph, he said. Nearly every home run hit with a wooden bat exceeds 100 mph, Sterup added.

According to the plaintiff’s attorneys, Patch’s death was caused by the defective and unreasonably dangerous product because the bat was designed and manufactured to allow the ball to be hit with such significant force as to endanger the safety of those playing the game. No warnings were given to adequately provide sufficient notice to users such as Patch of the dangerous propensities of these products, the suit alleges.

What do they want? Should there be a warning on a baseball bat saying: “Warning, hitting a baseball with this could result in the death of another person. Therefor, use extreme caution when hitting a baseball with this device?” How absurd would that be? And, what would it accomplish?

Even more to the point, the article (and lawsuit) seems to imply that the ability to hurl a projectile (baseball in this case) at 100 mph puts people in danger. Well, what about tennis? In tennis, several male tennis players, including Andy Roddick, can serve at over 140 mph. (In fact, I think Roddick and others have been clocked at 145 mph.) Should that be illegal? Should the manufacturer of a tennis racket be sued if someone is injured by a fast serve? As an avid tennis player, who has been hit in the eye by a very fast ball during net play, I say no. You take a chance in life every time you leave your house. (And, of course, you are not guaranteed safety in your house; it could get hit by a meteor, destroyed by a tornado, or ravaged by a flood.)

Furthermore, in the case of tennis, the speed of the ball is very similar to tennis. The distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate is 60 feet, 6 inches. The distance between the two serving lines, in tennis, is 78 feet. If you assume that you are dealing with a strong server, and thus the receiver may stand 5 feet behind the service line during a tennis serve, the distance between the server and the receiver is 83 feet. If the server served at 150 mph (a fast, but not unheard-of serve, today), the ball would be traveling at 220 feet per second. This is a much higher speed than the 147 feet/sec speed mentioned in the article for a baseball. If you assume that this ball must go over 83 feet, it would take 377 milliseconds. While shorter than the times mentioned for the case of a baseball, it is in the same general range. BUT

This is clearly a case where a family was convinced by a lawyer, with way too much time on his hands, that they can win the lawsuit lottery by going after the Louisville Slugger, the manufacturer of the bat. This is, after all, how John Edwards, and many other lawyers, have made their living. It is time that Americans stand up and say “Enough is Enough!”. It is time that Americans stop allowing greedy people, and greedy lawyers, to milk the system for their financial benefit, while punishing ordinary Americans who just want to make a decent living and live in peace, while enjoying their life.

The chilling effect this could have on the sports programs for children is scary. Already, too few American children are taking part in sports. They are getting fat while spending their time watching tv and playing video games. A lawsuit like this can only have the effect of causing parents to take their children out of sports programs, thus further promoting the couch potato culture.

Life is not without risk. But, without some risk, life is not worth living. People need to be free to compete, try new things, and explore life. If suits such as these succeed, companies that produce good products will go out of business, and society will descend into a state of existence, rather than a state of life.

Complete Lunacy! US Mission in Afghanistan Now Nation Building And US Arms Pakistan with Latest F16’s

It just goes to show how totally lost the war against Islam is. First, as was pointed out in a recent article in the National Review, by Andrew McCarthy:

The issue is not Obama’s inconstancy; it is the dubious nature of the mission. And I don’t mean the “mission” implied by the Right’s rhetoric; I’m talking about the mission as it is conceived by the theater commander. In a lengthy essay for the magazine section of last Sunday’s New York Times, Dexter Filkins, who was granted extraordinary access to General McChrystal, states the matter succinctly:

What McChrystal is proposing is not a temporary, Iraq-style surge — a rapid influx of American troops followed by a withdrawal. McChrystal’s plan is a blueprint for an extensive American commitment to build a modern state in Afghanistan, where one has never existed, and to bring order to a place famous for the empires it has exhausted.

In other words, the mission is no longer to defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan (and Pakistan), but it has morphed into another doomed nation building mission. This is not the mission of our military! Quite frankly, the mission of the military is to kill people and break things, as Rush Limbaugh so in-sightly put it. Period! To make matters worse, as Andrew McCarthy points out in his article, democracy and sharia are simply incompatible. Anyone who knows anything about Islam and sharia should realize this. He goes on to say:

The question, Obama’s top aide told the Sunday shows, is not “how many troops you send, but do you have a credible Afghan partner for this process that can provide the security and the type of services that the Afghan people need?” If we were in Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban and al-Qaeda, having “a credible Afghan partner” would be irrelevant — as it was in October 2001, when we first invaded. We only need a “partner” because our purpose is not victory. Our purpose is “this process” of ensuring Afghans’ security and government services — neither of which they have ever had; neither of which it ever ought to be thought our obligation to provide.

“This process” is the gargantuan burden of building, from scratch, an oxymoronic sharia-democracy in a backwards, corrupt, fundamentalist Islamic armpit. And as if we’d learned nothing from the ravages against us, the process absurdly assumes that Islam — rather than being a major part of the problem — is an asset that we can turn to our advantage. If such a process could work (it can’t), it would take decades, cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and cause an unknowable number of American casualties.

Quite frankly, if the futile effort of nation-building in an Islamist nation is our goal, then bring the troops home. Now. Stop putting their lives in danger for a hopeless, foolish cause that will never work, and that we can’t afford. I thought we learned our lesson in Viet Nam. You don’t send our troops to die in a battle that you don’t intend to win.

And, it is clear that McCrystal does not intend to win. In the NYTimes article written by Dexter Filkins, we have this naive disclosure:

McChrystal’s missive was the first in an array he has drafted aimed at radically transforming the way America and its allies wage war here. In his first weeks on the job, McChrystal issued directives instructing his men on how to comport themselves with Afghans (“Think of how you would expect a foreign army to operate in your neighborhood, among your families and your children, and act accordingly”); how to fight (“Think of counterinsurgency as an argument to win the support of the people”); even how to drive (“in ways that respect the safety and well-being of the Afghan people”). At the heart of McChrystal’s strategy are three principles: protect the Afghan people, build an Afghan state and make friends with whomever you can, including insurgents.

Obviously, McChrystal is not familiar with the koran, in which is stated:

“Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends rather than believers; and whoever does this, he shall have nothing of (the guardianship of) Allah, but you should guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah makes you cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and to Allah is the eventual coming.” Koran 3:28

In the NYTimes article, there is a section that describes how some of our soldiers were almost killed by a roadside bomb that was set off by remote control by an Islamist observer in a nearby village. Our soldiers did virtually nothing to eliminate the person who committed this crime, because of fears of “civilian” casualties. Again, this shows a lack of understanding of the enemy, who does not really make much of a distinction between civilians and combatants when dealing with their enemies, such as Israel. In Islam, there is basically Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam, meaning, roughly, the enemy, and the Muslims. Muslims are commanded to fight until there is no Dar al-Harb, and Islam rules the world.  Clearly McChrystal is not aware of this passage from the koran:

“But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.” koran 9.5

McCrystal further states:

“You can kill Taliban forever,” McChrystal said, “because they are not a finite number.”

That just goes to show the nature of the enemy. They intend to take over the world, and Islam tells them it is their duty to do so. But, it is not an infinite supply. If you kill enough of them, eventually they will either get some sense, or you will finally run out of the “true believers”.

But now, it gets even worse. In a recent press release, “Lockheed Martin Unveils First New F-16 for Pakistan in Ceremony Attended by Air Force Chiefs” ! Hey, why don’t we just give them some thermonuclear weapons, too? And maybe a nuclear submarine or two so that they can easily deliver their weapons to our doorstep, perhaps with a devastating EMP attack. (See my earlier article, “Washington Fiddles While USA (may be ready) To Burn“)  After all, they only have little 15-25 kiloton weapons! Wouldn’t they feel much more secure and “proud” with some multi-megaton weapons? All I can say is that I hope the F-16 are equipped with remote controlled “kill switches” that we can use to shut down their engines when we have to go to war with them. (Which looks imminent, now that the Taliban (and thus al Qaeda) has almost succeeded in taken over Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. They probably will succeed in this effort in the near future, thus giving bin Laden a whole nuclear arsenal, complete with missiles for delivery.)

And, we not only continue to arm our very enemies, like Saudi Arabia, but we are giving Pakistan one of the best versions of the F-16 to boot! If we are going to insist in arming our enemies, why not give them something more sensible, like some Piper Cubs armed with pellet guns.

“Peace Drive is the flagship of modernization for Pakistan’s Air Force. It is the latest configuration of the best 4th generation multirole fighter available in the world today,” said John Larson, vice president of F-16 programs for Lockheed Martin.

The aircraft order is designated as “Peace Drive I,” continuing a long tradition of naming F-16 international sales programs with the word Peace. The program raises the total number of F-16s ordered by Pakistan to 54.

Obviously, in allowing Islamist nations like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to purchase our top line weapons, so that they can turn those weapons, at some point, against us, the leadership of this country clearly is not familiar with the following verse from the koran:

“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.” koran 8.60

We’re doomed!

It’s Official. Stick a Fork in It. Londonistan is Done!

Mohammad is now the most popular baby boy’s (future jihadist) name in London. It is sad to say, but Londonistan is done as a center of civilization. We must now start to isolate ourselves from our former best friend, since they can no longer be trusted, obviously. And, America better be aware. If it is not careful, this same curse will soon come to our shores, as it has to the shores of many other countries.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6194354/Mohammed-is-most-popular-name-for-baby-boys-in-London.html

Cowboy Bud Knows His Politicians

A cowboy named Bud

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in  California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?”

Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, Why not?”

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and  exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.” “That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Bud says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?”

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?”

“You’re a Congressman for the U.S.   Government”, says Bud.

“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?” “No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know a thing about how working people make a living – or about cows, for that matter.  This is a herd of sheep…Now give me back my dog.

Don’t Expect to Hear CAIR Ranting and Raving about This!

Well, gee. What are the Taliban, in Pakistan, up to now? Along with beating up the “official” government of Pakistan, and preparing to take over Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, it seems they are up for a little raping and pillaging! Oh, what will these followers of an insane, epileptic, barbarian, pedophile think of next? Oh, actually, they did not think this up on their own. It is stated very clearly in the koran that this is exactly what they are supposed to do.

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Koran 9:29

“So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate (the jizya), leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”  koran 9:4

“O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.” koran 9:123

So, I don’t think we will hear CAIR (Conspiring Assortment of Islamist Reactionaries) coming out with any statements condemning this action. (Especially not after what the new book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America
, has found out and published about CAIR.)  Of course, there is probably nothing in the book that I did not already know (along with anyone who is actually paying attention to what they are doing in this country.) But, again, I don’t expect to hear them condemn this pronouncement. This was reported by the International Christian Concern (ICC). http://www.aina.org/news/20091016174755.htm

Washington — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 6, members of the Taliban sent threatening letters in Sargodha, Pakistan warning Christian leaders to convert to Islam or face dire consequences.

A copy of the letter obtained by ICC warns Christians to convert to Islam, pay Jizya tax (an Islamic tax imposed on religious minorities) or leave the country. If Christians refuse to accept the choices given to them, the letter explains that they “would be killed, their property and homes would be burnt to ashes and their women would be treated as sex slaves. And they themselves would be responsible for this.”

Rev. Zaheer Khan, pastor of Maghoo Memorial Church, Rev. Aamir Azeem, pastor of United Christians Church and Rev. Zafar Akhter, pastor of United Presbyterian Church each received a copy of threatening letter.

The Islamists sent the letters to the following Christian institutions: St Peter’s Middle School, Sargodha Institute of Technology, Sargodha Catholic High School, St John’s Primary School and Fatima Hospital.

Besides the Christian institutions, the letter was also sent to the main Immam-Bar-Gha (Shiite Muslim’s gathering hall). Shiites are a minority Muslim group in Pakistan where the majority of the population is Sunni Muslim.

The article also went on to explain that the 12 Christians have been killed by Muslims in the last 4 months.

Tell me again about the “Religion of peace”.