1,350 days of a “do nothing” Senate

Byron York of the Washington Examiner says it clearly (emphasis added by me):

Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. The law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, on the grounds that Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers’ expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then.

There’s no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made those levels the new budgetary baseline. Congress has kept the government going with continuing resolutions based on the last budget signed into law.

While Reid has forbidden action, the House has passed budgets as required. Senate Democrats have been highly critical of those budgets, designed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. But under Reid’s leadership, Democrats have steadfastly refused to come up with a plan of their own.

Yet some how the lunatic left will still blame Republicans for this.

Quote of the Day: Ted Cruz (R-Tx)

Let me be clear, I do not support default on the debt and we should never default on the debt and the only players who are threatening to default are President Obama and Harry Reid. This is an issue, and earlier in the show you played the President threatening default. In any given month tax revenue are 200 billion and interest is 30 or 40 billion. There is it plenty of revenue to service the debt and any responsible President would’ve stood at that podium and said ‘whatever happens with the debt ceiling, we will always pay our debt. We’ll never default on the debt’ and the reason the President isn’t doing that is he’s trying to scare people and raise the specter of financial apocalypse.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fox News Sunday 1/6/12

It’s good to hear some common sense coming from a politician.

Best part of the 2012 election cycle…

Today I woke up and had a thought that brought a smile to my face. I will count this thought as the happiest part of the 2012 election cycle. So the thought that I had was that no matter what happens tomorrow, no matter who wins and will be in the President on January 20th is that in 4 years Barack Obama will not be our President.

I know, if Mitt Romney wins then Barry could run again, but I don’t think the Democrats would risk running a looser against the person who bear him. So in 4 years the Democrats would have to run a new candidate and that will show the direction that party plans to go.

If Barack Obama wins, Americans will wait out another 4 years of a bad economy knowing that a new President will take over when he is done. Americans will do all they can to succeed DESPITE the actions of Barack Obama, just like we have tried to do the last 4 years. We did all we could to better our lives, even though we knew he would take credit for any thing positive and push blame to someone else for anything negative, because Americans want to succeed.

God bless America.

Got an email from the President today.

Opened my email this morning and saw an email from our President. I will let you in on my thoughts by commenting inline.

Mike —

Real quick — tonight is the final FEC fundraising deadline of this campaign.

For me as a candidate, it’s my last FEC deadline ever. {Awesome, this brought a smile to my face. I hope we can take this as a pledge he won’t run again after loosing this year.}

I know we’ve asked a lot of you these last 18 months. {You can say that again. I don’t think a day went by with a DNC email begging for money.} But it would mean a lot to me if you could join the more than 4 million Americans who’ve already stepped up to build this campaign, and chip in today. {and yet he does it again}

Any donation, no matter how large or small, {blah, blah, blah.. edited for reality}

If you can, please make a donation of $5 or more before midnight:

{edited out url, no need to use my site a portal to spam}

Thank you — for everything. {because that is what he wants to take from us… everything}

Barack

Who wants to bet this is not the last DNC panhandling email we get?

For the record, I get nearly 1/10th the number of emails from Republicans asking for donations. The DNC is pathetic.

Why I fear for America’s future

Sometimes I come across a comment on WordPress that makes me want to weep for the future of America. Today I came across a post where the author said:

“that our President who has done everything in his power to be conciliatory and has been by all accounts a moderate” (source)

This level of ignorance makes me fear that it is too late for America. When the most left leaning president since LBJ is considered a “moderate” I weep. When the most divisive president since Woodrow Wilson is considered “conciliatory” I weep.

If someone creates a political scale that uses Barack Obama as the middle of the scale JFK would look like a right wing radical. That person will never be able to have an honest discussion on politics, they are too far gone.

Eric Holder chooses his scape goat and the MSM will be happy with it.

So the Obama administration and the Department of Justice are going to throw Lanny Breur under the bus to take the heat off of Eric Holder for the Fast and Furious debacle.

The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year. But the report cites 14 other department employees — including Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer — for potential wrongdoing, recommending the department consider disciplinary action against them. (Fox News)

All though this conclusion does not explain the use of executive privileged by President Obama, and it does not say that Eric Holder had no knowledge of “Fast and Furious” prior to February. But I predict that the media will run with this report and call anyone that questions the report a “conspiracy theorist” and then dismiss any additional inquiry.

Forget the fact that the report was written by an employee of the Department of Justice. Are we supposed to believe they are impartial? A crime has been committed and someone needs to go to jail and that someone is the person that allowed this to happen. Eric Holder wants the paycheck and prestige of being the Attorney General, now he has to accept the responsibility that goes with that position.

Until we the people hold our elected official responsible for their actions they will continue to act irresponsibly. Start throwing some of these dirt bags in prison and we will start getting better results from Washington.

Hey GOP, don’t worry about the hurricane and pay attention to the people!

I live in Central Florida, transplanted from NY 16 years ago. I have been here through the hurricane season of 2004 when we had 4 hurricanes in one season come through our state. In those 16 years I have learned a lot about hurricanes and how to read NOAA project maps and I can assure the members of the GOP that hurricane Isaac will not effect the Tamp Bay area any where near enough to hinder the convention.

First, one of the things I have learned about the weather people, especially in Florida, is that they have a fairly mundane job and they look forward to something exciting to report…. like a hurricane. With that in mind they tend to over report and hype any gust of wind that is heading our way. 90% of the tropical storms that they predict will be a hurricane and make land fall in Florida don’t.

Secondly, tropical storms and hurricanes have a lot of consistency. If you look at the NOAA maps you will see a path that hurricanes in the same season follow, we learned this when 3 separate hurricanes followed the same general path in 2004… was not fun.

So what does this mean for Isaac and the GOP? Isaac is following a southern path below Cuba. This path does not allow the storm to make it’s way to Florida, at least not as anything strong enough to worry about. In fact, the “cone of probability” has already started to shift west, as it will continue to do so. When storms cross over Cuba they break up and weaken, and if they continue north to Florida they do not get re-organize. Usually those storms that go south of Cuba push into the Gulf and either keep west until they hit Mexico or they meander north and hit the gulf coast between the Florida pan handle and Texas.

The storms that go south of Cuba do not hit Tampa Bay as a hurricane unless they are already and cat3 or stronger hurricane when they hit Cuba. Isaac is not even a cat1.

To sum this up, the GOP should just forget about Isaac and pay attention to the people voting in November and balance the budget already! Forget about Aiken, Fluke, skinny dippers or racist demographics and DO YOUR JOB! Americans need a balanced budget and a plan to clear out the national debt, every thing else will take care of itself.