Monthly Archives: May 2009

How you gonna pay for that?

For months now I have been asking (rhetorically) Mr. 0bama “How you gonna pay for that?”  every time he goes on TV and announces more federal spending.

Well now we know.

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Moron of the week

“If you look at all the buildings and if you make the roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of colour rather than a black type of colour and if you do that uniformally(sic), that would be the equivalent of… reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars in the world by 11 years – just taking them off the road for 11 years,” he said.

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“We’re out of money”

Somehow lack of a national health care plan caused 0bama’s 3 trillion dollar deficit:

OBAMA: Well, we are out of money now. We are operating in deep deficits, not caused by any decisions we’ve made on health care so far. This is a consequence of the crisis that we’ve seen and in fact our failure to make some good decisions on health care over the last several decades.

Instapundit:

So we’re out of money because we don’t have national health care? Bogus. I think, instead, that it has something to do with the fact that Obama has been pouring money down a crony-statist rathole at absolutely astronomical and unprecedented rates. Yep, here’s that graphic again. Note that it doesn’t support Obama’s claim at all — but it does support mine.

“I’ve bankrupted the nation, so now your only hope is to pass my healthcare plan.” That goes beyond chutzpah to the edge of pathological dishonesty. Except, I guess, that it’s not pathological if you get away with it. And so far, he has.

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The Capital of Eurabia

Rotterdam.

A chilling article about what happens when people give up their right to free speech.

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Video of the Week

Emmylou Harris is joined by The Whites for a live version of the Louvin Brothers song “Satan’s Jewel Crown”from a show about 1978.

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Some new items

I’ve been playing around with some ideas about bowls.  These are all freeform with a heat/oil finish.  They’re food safe, but I wouldn’t eat my Cheerios out of one every day.

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This platter has a vinegar/salt patina and a beeswax finish

This platter has a vinegar/salt patina and a beeswax finish

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They’re about 6″ across, that’s as big a piece of steel I can fit in my forge.  $25.00 retail sound about right?

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About Those ‘Speculators’ . . .

Remember how President Obama blamed Chrysler’s bankruptcy filing last month on “a small group of speculators” who turned down Treasury’s $2 billion final offer for their $6.9 billion in debt? Well, it turns out that hedge funds and other short sellers weren’t the only secured creditors who got a raw deal from Uncle Sam.

Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock revealed this week that his state’s police and teacher pension funds have lost millions of dollars in the Chrysler “restructuring.” Indiana’s State Police Fund and Major Moves Construction Fund, which finances roads and bridges, together lost more than $1 million. And the Teacher’s Retirement Fund “suffered, at a minimum, a loss of $4.6 million due to the action of the Federal government,” reports Mr. Mourdock.

Far from being speculators, these funds represent retired public employees, including cops and teachers. The funds paid a premium to buy “secured” status, only to discover that they were politically outranked by the United Auto Workers in the White House hierarchy.

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