Good Night Irene, Goodbye Irene...
Good Riddance Irene
Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in the town
Sometimes I have a great notion
To jump In the river and drown
Irene good night, Irene good night
Good night Irene, good night Irene
I'll see you in my dreams
Hurricane Irene was very wide, slow moving and lasted a long time because of it - but at least she did less damage than Isabel. Windsor as usual got flooded though. Here are some pictures from earlier today.
Hammer Head's Oyster Bar was surrounded by water, along with Bunn's Barbecue in the background.
Edward Jones Investments is going to have to provide waders if anyone is going to change their investments.
And of course, the Chamber Headquarters was flooded again.
Windsor as always will come back strong. We're tough.
Inner Banks Philosophy
- Thought For The Day
Life is hard.
It is even harder if you are stupid.
Some Facts About Obama's
Campaign To Increase Diversity
Our President, Barack Obama has just initiated an aggressive campaign to "increase diversity" in federal jobs. Before you react with approval to his complaint that the 13.5% of Americans who are black do not have enough federal jobs, you should understand the following about black employment already:
18% of all federal employees are already black - where is the evidence that blacks are not getting their share of federal jobs?
25% of Treasury is black.
25% of Veteran Affairs is black.
31% of the State Department is black.
37% of the Department of Education is black.
38% of Housing and Urban Development employees are black - yet blacks constantly complain they cannot get HUD grants because "there are not enough blacks in the department". It was this same agency that presided over the housing debacle caused by rules demanding banks loan to unqualified blacks. No one can doubt that the stupidity of these rules was not influenced by the excessive representation of blacks in the department that wrote the rules.
55% of the Printing Office is black.
One important statistic about blacks in government. The number of blacks who are killed in battle is 10%, 30% less than their percentage of the population would suggest. Despite the constant mantra of how blacks are overrepresented in the armed forces due to a racist desire to see them die, that particular complaint is a lie which statistics have never supported. However it never stops the black instigators like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton from repeating the lie endlessly even in the face of the volunteer nature of our armed services.
President Obama is ignoring reality in creating this NEW diversity program. There is no rational way that any black can complain they do not get their fair share of federal jobs. The Obama program proves that no matter how much special treatment blacks receive they will NEVER believe it is enough.
As a specific example of this government demand for special treatment even in private jobs, blacks are 70% of professional football players and 28% of head coaches (twice their percentage of the population), yet the players association demands yet more blacks at every level of the game. Nothing will satisfy them until whites have been eliminated from the sport. How can anyone not see this drive to eliminate whites is racist to its core?
Thank you Sandra Day O'Connor. Affirmative action will never die. Equal protection under the law has ceased to exist thanks to the most corrupt court rulings in our history.
Where Presidents Come From
Presidents are formed by the choices they make in life.
After college, Eagle Scout Rick Perry served his nation as a pilot in the Air Force. He has acquired a reputation as a man with the John Wayne vibe typical of men who are accomplished in dangerous fields of endeavor.
After college, Barack Obama lived on Manhattan's Upper East Side, venturing to the East Village for what he called "the socialist conferences I sometimes attended at Cooper Union." It was where he acquired the habit of hanging out with racist radicals who hate our nation and smoking pot.
My personal favorite picture of Rick Perry, at a 2006 event where he gave the keynote speech on free enterprise. He emphasized the importance of government allowing business to create jobs so that the economy can thrive. Even then his mantra was jobs, jobs, jobs. It is not a new focus adopted opportunistically to address the current crisis in jobs our nation is suffering.
"Obama Care Explained"
by Donald Trump
Let me get this straight... We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it...
... passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we'll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
All to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke!!!!!
'What could possibly go wrong?'
Trump is not someone I would trust to run a country, but he is certainly better at summing up the catastrophe of Obama Care than Barack Obama.
Barack Obama And The
'Magical Misery Tour'
- Buses Built In Canada!
Best quote of the day is from Lucianne, "Obama's $1 million plus non-campaign bus will drive him around his non-campaign 3 day whirl giving non-campaign speeches."
Nobody is fooled that this "Magical Misery Tour" in Obama's built in Canada depressingly black "Death Star" buses with their painted out windows is not a totally illegal taxpayer funded campaign junket. Nobody.
The irony is his touting his green jobs program in the same week that one of his favorite green job companies went bankrupt. They failed even after they moved all the American taxpayer funded jobs to China. They can't make their green nonsense profitable even with the huge subsidies of tax dollars they got from Obama!
Michelle Malkin had a great quote. "Obama is on his bus tour surveying all the damage he has done to the American economy."
Inner Banks Philosophy
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine
Inner Banks Philosophy
“If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”
–- Samuel Adams
Inner Banks Humor
- Hope And Change
The best Tee Shirt available for sale at the 2012 Iowa Fair on Saturday?
HOPE and CHANGE.
I hope we change our President.
Inner Banks Humor
- Hope And Change
"Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy"
-- Rudy Giuliani
A Coil of Rage
by Anonymous - Received this as an email with author unknown. The points it makes are too valuable not to post until I can find out who wrote it.
The character of any man is defined by how he treats his mother as the years pass... need I say more about this person below other than there is no character, no integrity but there is a ton of attitude and arrogance that defines his shallow past and hollow future...
I bought and read Obama's book, Audacity of Hope. It was difficult to read considering his attitude toward us and everything American. Let me add a phrase he use to describe his attitude toward whites. He harbors a "COIL OF RAGE". His words not mine.
Everyone of voting age should read these two books by him: Don't buy them, just get them from the library.
From "Dreams From My Father":
"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."
"I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."
"There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white."
"It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."
"I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."
And FINALLY .............. and most scary:
From "Audacity of Hope":
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
I don't care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative or a liberal, be aware of the attitude and character of this sitting President.
United Kingdom Humor
A sign was posted on a local branch of the London subway in response to three days of race riots by black immigrants. The riots have continued because the police have been ordered not to interfere!
"Due to the imminent collapse of society, we regret to announce we are closing at 6pm tonight."
The London Telegraph called it gallows humor.
Obama proclaims the weak economy is NOT HIS FAULT!
Inner Banks Humor
- Obama's New Slogan
For 2012 Obama has abandoned his previous slogan from 2008. His failure on the economy makes the old slogan hard to defend. His new slogan is "Change You Can Make Believe In!"
America On The Brink
by Dean Stephens
In the aftermath of the debt ceiling crisis it is not uncommon to read articles that predict a continuation of our economic doldrums. The shell games that were being played by Geithner and Bernanke to hide the fact that we had exceeded the debt ceiling had to be undone quickly. In the process of undoing these hidden scams, they used up 60% of the debt ceiling increase in a SINGLE DAY. the increase was supposed to mean it would be 2013 before we would hit the ceiling again, but it will not last that long. As much and as fast as Barack Obama is spending, we will run out of money again long before next year's election. We will have this entire discussion again and Obama will blame it again, not on his spending, but on Republicans refusing to be 'fair' and increase taxes on the rich.
Obama is not alone in seeking scapegoats. Progressives all over the world are using emergency fixes for long term problems that will not go away just because they wish they would go away. Socialism is a creeping failure. Europe has been riding on the backs of American productivity for two generations. Their dependence on government spending was hidden by their ability to export to America. However after more than twenty years of sending our jobs overseas, America no longer has the excess capacity to absorb the exports of the entire world. With no other profitable economies to absorb their exports, and with third world nations increasing their exports to fund their own socialist programs, the global economy is grinding to a halt. The result is that world wide, socialist nations are coming unraveled. Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Italy are merely the first wave. Socialism is always a failure. Always. Yet you cannot get the delusional progressives to accept that.
That is why Barack Obama is already talking about another stimulus bill. Just like FDR, progressive politicians of today will not believe that taxing and borrowing from the private economy ultimately destroys the private economy. The tale of "the goose that laid the golden eggs" was something that earlier generations understood. No young people today even know the story, much less believe it. For the private economy to recover, regulations must be ended so that private businesses can organize to create jobs. That takes an extended period of time of stability that government will never allow. Government goons must always fiddle to justify their own existence. Stability is not in their DNA.
We face other global crises as well. China is in desperate need to fix its shortage of marriageable women, a direct result of its one child policy. That is driving them towards a war to take over Taiwan, which also satisfies their nationalistic pride.
North Korea is collapsing, creating another trigger point in Asia. At the same time, Japan is weak militarily, has a huge aging population and its dependence on U.S. forces leaves it vulnerable if the region becomes unstable. Obama has made it clear, America is no longer a reliable ally for anyone.
The middle east is coming apart. The Islamo-fascists are gaining strength in Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and within several other minor players as well. They have been solidly in control in Iran since Carter's screw ups. Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan have stable governments that are confident of surviving the regional trends, despite all the billions that George W. Bush threw at them. With most in America not truly understanding the risk to world stability that Islamo-fascism represents, an intelligent plan to defeat Islam has not emerged.
We also face a serious problem here in the Americas with nations such as Cuba and Venezuela supporting the larazan racist movement in conjunction with an ideological commitment to communism. With the blurred lines between the Aztlantists, La Razanists and Communists, few in America even accept that this is a movement that we need to fear. That ignorance is a mistake we will come to regret.
This means we are facing threats in Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, all at the same time. All three movements are serious threats. All three would be a challenge if we were economically sound. As noted above, these threats come at a time (just like the last century in the thirties) when America has its own economic problems.
The great depression was a major contributing factor to World War II. The current great recession could easily become a new great depression. As that happens, America will weaken itself voluntarily, just as we did in the last century. This reaction is likely to lead to the first nuclear world war. Weakness always attracts enemies to attack you.
It saddens me to realize how few see the growing threats for the catastrophe they will become. The world's economic problems will aggravate these other ideological movements to seek extreme measures. People become more accepting of irrational solutions as their economic conditions worsen.
Despite the recent vote on the debt ceiling, we are still on the brink of some horrible consequences. Yet many still seek the easy answer for the immediate crisis and ignore the growing warnings of disaster just over the horizon. America is on the brink of some truly bad times.
Rick Santelli Rant
The original YouTube of Rick Santelli's rant was disabled by hackers for quite a while, but that has been fixed in this new YouTube posting.
Rick Santelli Rant
The Truth About Our Deficits
by Dean Stephens
There are a lot of lies that are spouted about our deficits. However at the macro level there is some interesting data that clarifies what is false and what is true.
As an example, it is claimed that Clinton produced a booming economy and ended deficits. In truth, Clinton only enjoyed positive numbers in a single year, his last in office, and that had more to do with revenue increasing as a result of the technology boom than it did with any actions he took. The World Wide Web was invented before Clinton was elected and that unique technology was the sole factor that drove the huge boom late in his Presidency. He was lucky, not talented. With a Republican congress Clinton could not increase spending, so the revenue growth generated a small surplus in his final year. [Click here to see details of the budgets for the last 40 years.]
Looking at the macro numbers for George W. Bush also provides some interesting insight. Revenue plunged after the collapse of the tech boom and the horror of 9/11, both occurring in Bush's first year and did not recover until 2005. However the Bush tax rate reductions which Democrats still denigrate did not harm revenue at all. It even resulted in revenue increases as business recovered and created jobs, resulting in the lowest unemployment numbers since the boom years of the 1920s. This data supports the general theory that revenue always goes up in response to rate reductions. It is not immediate but it always takes place as long as the tax reductions do not fall below some rational rates needed to fund real government obligations.
However the Bush years also show that outlays grew much faster than revenue, indicating that Bush failed to exercise reasonable restraint. With a Democrat congress starting in 2007, outlays jumped even quicker. They went up $100 billion in 2007 and another $200 billion in 2008. It is arguable that the increased loan demand to fund the deficits Bush and the Democrat congress were running sucked capacity from the private sector and contributed to the recession in Bush's final year. It almost certainly helped to create the credit crisis that was the precipitating cause of the recession. As a result of the huge increase in borrowing by government, the private sector collapsed and revenue plunged $400 billion a year.
Everything that Obama has done has left the private sector staggering. Revenue remains flat at that $400 billion lower level. Spending has surged by $800 billion thanks to 2 years of total Democrat control of our government. The combination of reduced revenues and increased spending has created a structural deficit of $1.2 trillion that will not go down until something dramatic is done to change it.
However Obama insists on actions that continue to strangle private investment, crushing any chance of economic recovery. It is unlikely that tax reductions will fuel growth since taxes are near historical lows. However tax increases will damage revenue further and be counter productive. Realistically the only option we have is to reduce public spending so that we can stop sucking money from private financial resources. Freeing that money up will fuel investment opportunities. Economic growth will generate revenue through increased profits and greater employment.
How do we get Democrats to understand that?