A judge in Florida rules the entirety of ObamaCare to be unconstitutional, but allows an exception on the clause for pre-existing conditions like Helen Thomas.
Anthony Weiner explains that part of the reason he is "still pissed" about the public option being removed from ObamaCare has to do with his name being "Weiner."
Obama administration releases white paper covering the handling of the governmental crisis in Egypt titled "Present."Add a comment
Bill Maher has a hard enough time telling jokes, he should really stay out of economics....
New Rule: With the Super Bowl only a week away, Americans must realize what makes NFL football so great: socialism. That's right, for all the F-15 flyovers and flag waving, football is our most successful sport because the NFL takes money from the rich teams and gives it to the poor teams...
Because football is built on an economic model of fairness and opportunity, and baseball is built on a model where the rich almost always win and the poor usually have no chance. The World Series is likeReal Housewives of Beverly Hills. You have to be a rich bitch just to play. The Super Bowl is like Tila Tequila. Anyone can get in....
(T)hey literally share the wealth, through salary caps and revenue sharing - TV is their biggest source of revenue, and they put all of it in a big commie pot and split it 32 ways. Because they don't want anyone to fall too far behind. That's why the team that wins the Super Bowl picks last in the next draft. Or what the Republicans would call "punishing success."
Read the "article" in its entire context at The Huffington Post
Read the rest of it if you REALLY want. I truncated most of it, and as a result I left out the intended jokes and focused soley on the real ones.
Depressing success in the name of "competition" also depresses quality of the product, or at least prevents motivation for improvement, which fuels real competition and a better quality of life. Even Maher admits this to be true of NFL teams, so why is the NFL's overall success different?
Well, separate companies selling widgets don't fall under one organizational umbrella like football teams under the NFL...or the mainstream media under the secret cabal of progressive overlords. Which is an elite group consisting of George Soros and his goblin finger puppets.
Widget companies are all individually competing for market share, so they're not in the same situation as the NFL. Football teams' economic competition is and remains localized (versus other forms of entertainment) since the teams aren't really competing for demand in markets other than their own.
The NFL recognizes that if they can maintain fan interest in all of its teams that would translate into more profit for the organization as a whole, which works because football, unlike the comedy of Bill Maher, is entertainment. So it benefits from generating the drama and mystery (and therefore fans' dollars) from season to season by forcing a level playing field.
In essence what they are doing is, in fact, capitalist...because they are taking the steps they need to take to maximize profit in order to gain, and win, in the market of entertainment. In other words, this is a business model, not a governmental one like socialism is.
The same things simply aren't true with companies that sell widgets. It's hard to understand why Maher can't see this since it's as clear as the nose on his face.
There is another good response to all of this at News Real Blog.Add a comment
There was a time when it was pretty effortless to find articles from liberals on why conservatives simply don't have the DNA to be funny. In fact, before starting The Looking Spoon I tried to look at other conservative humor blogs to see what they were doing. All I had to do was Google "conservative humor" and among the top results would be articles propagating this myth.
Flashforward about 2 years later, I decided to Google "conservative humor" now and found these articles to be nowhere in sight unless you change your search to conservatives can't be funny. For me I know it was the arrogance of their perceived superiority following the 2008 election that motivated me and others to spring into action.
Perhaps we just needed our backs to the wall to speak up and take back "conservative humor" for search engine results everywhere, but it's stuff like Time magazines latest cover that make it too dang easy.
Their arrogance was their undoing politically, and it's also like gasoline on a conservative funny-bone fueled fire.
This last one from iOwnTheWorld proves there's always two sides to every story...
To any liberals viewing this in bemusement and scratching their heads with the same caution Biden uses to check his hair plugs...THESE - ARE - FUNNY! You make it SO EASY too.
If anyone knows who the artist behind any of the other pieces that are not attributed (all of which were shared with me at Free Republic) step right up and claim the credit you deserve.Add a comment
The efficacy of Tracy Morgan's celebrity has been thrown into question after sexually suggestive comments the comedian directed Sarah Palin, when asked for comment Palin responded "I don't even know who this Tracy lady is.".
Violent protests in Egypt has Napolitano ordering DHS to look into how the Egyptian people were infiltrated by the Tea Party.
Time magazine's feature about the similarities between Obama and Reagan has put geologists in California on alert for "the big one" in case it causes 40th president to turn over more than his grave.
Dennis Kucinich demands as part of a settlement with a DC cafeteria over dental damage from an olive pit that before release for consumption all olives are required to undergo liberal sensitivity training.Add a comment
There's the good...
and the ugly...
They would've had something different to Photoshop...
Time magazine has finally taken the Obama presidency into The Twilight Zone
At a glance, it's hard to imagine a President who had less in common with Reagan than the Ivy League lawyer from Hawaii who seeks larger federal investments, a bigger social safety net and new regulations for Wall Street and Big Oil. But under the surface, there is no mistaking Obama's increasing reliance on his predecessor's career as a helpful template for his own. …
Obama's affection for Reagan's political style carries with it a clear self-interest. White House aides gaze fondly at the arc of the Reagan presidency in part because they pray Obama's will mirror it. Both men entered office in wave elections in which the political center made a historic shift. Both faced deep economic downturns with spiking unemployment in their first term. Both relied heavily on the power of oratory. "Our hope," admits Gibbs, "is the story ends the same way."
Get the entire article here
It's a long article, so here are some of the reasons why, according to Time, Obama's presidential destiny may be divined from Reagan's:
All of these similarites are well and good, but I feel like they barely scratch the surface of why Obama looks to Reagan's history as a template for his own impending success. For instance:
When you look at this laundry list you can't help but wonder what took us all so long to figure out that Obama is so much more than a liberal Ronald Reagan. The two are presidential soul mates and we just never knew it.
It makes me think of that scene in "Back to the Future" where George McFly approaches Marty's mom Lorraine in the diner and says "I'm George McFly, I'm your density."
In that analogy George is Obama, Lorraine is of course Reagan (a girl, yes unless YOU are willing to rewrite the 50's into some gay utopia).
Hey! You know what has absolutely no relevance to all of this? The fact that both men have diametrically opposing views of the role of government!
Talk about freakin' fluff! Time magazine brilliantly hit the nail on the head when they decided to focus on the superficial similarities and ignore red herrings like the fact their philosophical and moral cores go together like oil and the Gulf of Mexico.
Similar historical circumstances produce similar results regardless of whether the decisions made to navigate out of them are rooted in individual liberty or a more central authority.
The difference couldn't be more stark...or less important, right?
I'm telling you, if this conclusion were more scientific than they already are you could prove global warming with it.Add a comment
Yep, changing "headlines" to "news" since I'm not really writing headlines anymore....effective....now!
While in agreement now that the filibuster wont be going through any changes, Senators Reid and McConnell continue to argue over whether it should've been called reform or deform.
Republicans criticize Palin's abbreviation of Obama's State of the Union slogan "winning the future" to "WTF," saying she's not being helpful by limiting it to just his speech.
Facing charges of plagiarism in his State of the Union address Obama insists he did no such thing in the eyes of supporters, whom even conservatives agree must've been born yesterday.
Conservatives hail Obama's choice of Jay Carney as the new press secretary, citing his experience as Biden's Communications Director ensures the perfect level of intellect to replace Robert Gibbs.Add a comment
This is the banner for Dennis Kucinich's website (click on it if you can't read the bottom).
America's most COURAGEOUS congresman! Wow. I wish there was a pageant so he could wear the sash he probably made for himself. Look at how he looks "forward" from right to the left like we live in an Asian culture. Then again being "progressive" requires backward thinking, so I guess he has that right.
If his wife were in congress is it safe to say she would be America's most courageous congresswoman? She would, after all, have to admit to being Mrs. Kucinich.
So what does a profile in courage look like for America's most courageous congressman?
The Ohio Democrat filed a legal complaint Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, spelling out the case in chilling detail: The wrap was "unwholesome and unfit for human consumption, in that it was represented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff contained an unpitted olive."...
The complaint also says that Kucinich "sustained serious and permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgery and oral procedures" and says Kucinich has sustained other damages, "including significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment."
Kucinich is seeking $150,000 in damages, plus interest and costs, from Restaurant Associates, which manages the cafeteria, and three other businesses that stock and help run the operation.
More at ABC News
How about that? The man who once wanted to be president (and may run again if the mothership doesn't come to collect him) got fragged by an olive pit!
If only he won the presidency....and Reagan were still alive. They could trade stories about their war wounds. The people who voted for Dennis would be SO proud.
What is he suing for? Does he want restaurants to run food through the TSA naked scanners before serving it to him?
Democrats wonder why people know they're weak on national security. Its because they wet themselves over a seed in a sandwich so much that it causes "suffering and loss of enjoyment." It's a wonder that al Qaeda doesn't openly endorse the party...or at least employ reverse psychology and tell us to vote Republican.
Being that liberals are characteristically miserable people as it is (before liberals get mad, stamp their feet and access their dictionary to spell check "racist" and "bigot" --->they should know that it's based on their say so <---), I don't know what enjoyment is lost for the most liberal of congressmen other an injured mouth would prevent hearing himself talk.
Or maybe living in constant hope that people will stop saying he's related to Gollum. Could you imagine if the birthers got all lathered up about a president who may have been born in Middle Earth?
Good luck to you Dennis, don't forget to wear your big boy diapers when you go to court.Add a comment
Nations preschool teachers thank Obama for last nights State of the Union and its contribution to making their jobs easier at nap time.
Hawaii, Obama deny rumors that U.S. debt to China has led to them holding the president's birth certificate for ransom.
Noticing the litigation tirade Dennis Kucinich has embarked upon after eating a "dangerous sandwich" the congressman receives a surprise endorsement for president from al Qaeda.Add a comment
10. Obama was actually giving a "pre-action" to Paul Ryan's speech on the state of the union.
9. Biden laughed when Obama said he would veto earmarks because he thought it would be silly to ban place holders for audio books.
8. While praising the ratification of START Obama forgot to mention that piece of paper was his idea of a missile defense shield.
7. Biden was frowning the whole time because he was sad he forgot to bring his Nintendo DS.
6. Biden suggested "Win the future," which he plagiarized from a slot machine at some indian casino he tried to...invest...stimulus money in.
5. Obama's favorite example of government inefficiency, salmon regulation, is code for the two-party system.
4. Pelosi said she didn't feel like a little person until Steny Hoyer "accidentally" tried sitting in her seat while she was still in it.
3. The only thing Obama ran to the center of was attention.
2. Boehner teared up when Obama saluted him because he didn't want the night to end without something real coming out of it.
1. When Obama said this is our "Sputnik moment" he was criticizing GOP efforts to prevent our debt from going into orbit.Add a comment
Ok, not an entirely honest post title, but it's not "lefty spending freeze" dishonest. Three words will sum it up, but I need to lay some foundation first.
To start, Jennifer Rubin over at the Washington Post says it pretty well...
If you were expecting a moderate Obama or a bold Obama, you were disappointed, most likely, by Tuesday's State of the Union Address. In a nutshell: Obama proposed a ton of new domestic spending, promised to freeze discretionary spending (attained by savaging defense), abstained from offering specifics on entitlement reform and largely ignored major foreign policy changes. Moreover, the delivery was so listless that this State of the Union address likely garnered less applause than any address in recent memory....But it was also a flat and boring speech, too long by a third. Can you recall a single line?
This is an adventure for me, I've never tried this before, lets see how it goes:----------
6:05 - The glad handing begins, the hand sanitizer business doesn't need a stimulus
6:10 - Is it me or is purple the color of the night? It's like they're trying to say something...hmm
6:13 - The challenges were ALWAYS bigger than party, it took the Donkeys getting their heads from being removed from themselves to figure that out.
6:14 - Trying to remember which Alinsky rule involves telling the power class what they want to hear...
6:17 - Our economy is prosperous but for your sides ideas on spreading weath, but yes, we can't "win the future" by standing still" like the government did in the gulf last summer.
6:22 - Boehner looks bored, Biden looks riveted...at least he nods his head like he is...masking confusion? I don't see a dictionary, so maybe.
6:25 - It's not just needing a market for clean energy, there needs to be profitiablity. Of course we need R&D to get there, but lets not put the cart before the Prius.
6:27 - Okay, he's right on that. As someone who did academic competition in high school he's absolutely right. Let's start celebrating academic success, but not with Biden.
6:30 - Agreed again, we need to work on math, so kids can come to Congress and help them understand how a budget should work.
6:34 - Oh boy, here we go with educating illegals. They pledge allegiance to our flag. Thats not our flag I saw them march with when they demanded amnesty 3 years ago.
6:36 - Yeah, Asia has a better infrastructure, do their union workers have better contracts? Probably! :-/
6:38 - Oh yeah, no pat downs for trains. HAHAHAHAHA! Really funny huh Congress. TSA doesn't have to touch YOUR pee pees!
6:42 - Another way to simplify the tax system is to just hand everything over to the state, no loopholes needed to close there.
6:45 - China's taking notes on the bragging about regulating credit card companies
6:48 - Yes Mr. President, ObamaCare can be improved, all you have to do is READ it to find out how. He gets to paint a rosy picture, thats his right, but.....wait....OH MAN now he wants to talk about the debt?!?!?...thats how he segues from ObamaCare?!?!?
6:52 - I can't wait for Paul Ryan to set the president straight on the cost of ObamaCare like Barney Frank at a convention of men impersonating Helen Thomas
6:53 - So far, the only center I'm seeing in Obama is the attention he has.
6:55 - For a second there I thought he was going to say his favorite example of government inefficiency was the two party system...
6:58 - When did you know our standing has been restored Barack? When that pianist played anti-American propaganda for you and the Chinese president in the White House last week?
7:00 - Yes American Muslims are our countrymen, but can we agree to not think of the Tea Party when cars are rigged with bombs...Mayor Bloomturd?
7:01 - Sticks and stones....but words will never nuke me...when the worlds psycho's realize START is just a piece of paper what will we hide behind? What will the rhetoric be then....did he really just use never with these people regarding nukes?
7:07 - Sounds like its about to rap up soon...the teleprompters are still looking in good shape...that's the one thing I was worried about most
7:08 - The left wouldn't trade places with any other nation, not even Europe...they don't want to pay for the movers.
7:09 - Boehner's tears from Obama's salute to him are the only thing I can take away from the last hour that has any semblance of reality.
7:12 - Noticing how stories about America's success, especially with helping the Chilean miners, had nothing to do with government intervention.
7:13 - Thanks to the last election yes, our union is stronger, now go slap some more hands!
7:14 - Mr. President! Mr. President! Sign my program! Can you make it out to e-Bay?Add a comment
From the Washington Post's baby blogger Ezra Klein...
The president won't give his annual State of the Union address until later tonight, but in an important way, the speech has already worked. For the past week or so, news report after news report has dutifully relayed the argument the president is planning to offer tonight: America needs to be competitive going forward, and to be competitive going forward, it needs to invest in things like infrastructure, R&D and education, not just reduce the deficit.
And it's...worked. The conversation has changed. We've stopped just talking about deficits and begun talking about investments. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was on "Meet the Press" on Sunday fretting that the word "invest" is mere code for "more spending." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed him on "Fox News Sunday." “With all due respect to our Democratic friends, any time they want to spend, they call it investment," he said....
It looks like we're going to have an argument over investment in this country, not just over deficit reduction. Obama will get to present his case that economic leadership requires investing in infrastructure and education and research, as well as cutting the deficit, and Republicans will be able to make their argument that the strategy should be pretty much all cuts.
I don't want to carp on his age, mostly because I'm only four years older than he is, but the naiveté this guy oozes makes me wonder if he is part of some ageist affirmative action program the Washington Post hasn't told us about. I'm sure Ezra is a nice guy, but analysis like this makes it so hard to believe he's been in the game as long as he has in his 26 years of life.
Maybe it's just that he's a product of an ideology that is myopically married to the notion that govnerment, in spite of its solid 80 year track record of failure in the extra-constitutional duties it has assumed since FDR was president, will save us so we can stop our worrying and go back to feeling like the United States is indestructible again.
Maybe it's a product of watching too much of what Hollywood puts out when it weaves politics into its programming. Where liberals invariably win using uninformed one-sided arguments (that you can't find only on Fox News) that he thinks this "changing of the conversation" to "investment" to reduce the deficit is the endgame to what they view as the Great Right Backslide of 2010.
Obama's stimulus was one of these vaunted "investments," one component of that investment was spending up to $10,000 on one single sign letting us know that stimulus money was being "invested" in...signs....roadwork, and by their own admission, non-existent shovel-ready projects.
I want Ezra to explain to me how this "changed" conversation will explain how spending nearly a trillion dollars on projects that produced little more than having fewer potholes on the road can set us on the path to long term economic stability, to say nothing of actual prosperity, that eventually gets our government to a point where it collects more revenue than it spends.
The left can wet themselves over the curve ball they think Obama is about to throw, but their idea of "investment" already has a track record, so I'm dying to know why they think this time will be different.
For two years I haven't seen one syllable come from the left that even hints at a serious solution for bringing the deficit, and ultimately the debt, down. Any talking head that that tries to suggest that cutting spending is not the only path deficit reduction is either attempting a move into comedy, or being human is too blasé for them and now they want to try their hand at frightened ostrich.
Republicans seem to be the only ones that understand that even though you'll see black doing this...
it is NOT the way we'll get out of being in the red. That is not "fretting," that is responding to the "tah dah" of the Ezra Kleins of the world putting lipstick on the pig of spending when we're trillions and trillions in the hole, and then telling us THAT is the path to deficit reduction.
This problem is reaching national life or death proportions, and its time the left dispense with the childish things.Add a comment
I talked to a psychic about what the future holds and I've got good news and bad news about it.
The good news is Obama isn't president after 2012.
The bad news....
The only glimmer of hope I can offer is that she had to ask why I wanted to see her, so maybe she's a
On the day after the Roe v. Wade anniversary Rahm Emmanuel rethinks the landmark case after judges take his run for Mayor of Chicago and abort it.
Pro-choicers fail to see irony of Roe v. Wade anniversary celebration featuring a cake adorned with 38 pink and blue birthday candles.
Biden uninvited from State of the Union after suggestion to "boost" the bipartisan spirit prior to the speech by staging a battle with purple paint balls.Add a comment
America's assassins drape themselves in the American flag and are motivated by some misguided sense of patriotism.
Maybe that's not how they actually view it. Maybe I should read the articles...but right now I'm judging this book by its cover, and I'm not sure how else this illustration is supposed to be interpreted.
The message this cover conveys is, of course, in total contradistinction to the REAL patriots in America.
They don't wave the flag, much less wear it like a super-villian costume.
They don't want to carry the burden of arrogance to ask for God's blessing on America, much less the burden of believing in Him in the first place.
They partake in revolution, and much like it's impossible for black people to be racist, revolutionaries can't assasinate.
These REAL patriots invite the Chinese president to the White House for a state dinner his country is paying for. They include in the festivities a performance by a Chinese pianist, who plays a song that serves the function of being anti-American propaganda in China, for OUR president.
In OUR freakin' White House!
After weeks of it being made clear that this Jared Loughner guy is so completely Looney Tunes that he should be illustrated as draped in a flag donning the Warner Brothers logo and made, by him, from the fur of Bugs Bunny himself...we get this....
After it has been made crystal clear this is about mental disability and NOT poltics. We get this cover from NewsWEAK.
Before you plop down $4.95, or whatever price I would never pay for what amounts to glossy toilet paper, keep in mind that the best price they could get for the damn thing, when the powers that were over there were trying to sell it, was ONE DOLLAR.
This is just the latest example of them justifying that asking price.Add a comment
Apparently one representative from the Republican and Democratic caucuses were charged with writing a recipe for cookies commemorating the bipartisan spirit of this years State of the Union address, which was suggested by Democrats after they lost their historic grip on power. Yeah yeah, that's just right-wing conspiracy theory bluster.
It might be just me, but it seems easy to figure out which side contributed to each section of the recipe...
2011 State of the Union Bipartisan Chip Cookies:
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 cup butter, softened
• 2 large eggs,beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 289 chocolate chips (for the number of Republicans)
• 244 buffalo chips (for the number of Congressional Democrats
Preheat the rhetoric to 375 degrees. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl by hand. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. The dough will be very stiff.
Now would be a good time to note that while they are not on the list of ingredients it would be nice if you added equal amounts of brown vanilla, brown flour, brown baking soda, and brown salt to avoid a cookie where sugar is the only progressive ingredient in a treat baked by a racist.
That said, be sure that the dough is well mixed before moving on. If you think adding these ingredients will be detrimental to the taste of the cookie and will make the baking process take longer it is advised that you do your best to accept what you need to do and make sure you budget the extra time so you wont be late for your klan meeting.
Now that you have ruined what could be delicious dough, but for "progressive" meddling, you can stir in the chocolate chips by hand. You'll need to use a sturdy wooden spoon for this and a bit of muscle so make sure the conservative in the kitchen is handling this part.
Once the chocolate chips are thoroughly mixed you can further ruin the cookie's potential by introducing the buffalo chips. If you're from the coasts and don't know what it's like to live in the real America, buffalo chips, like "progressive" thought, is dried out, hardened and easy to ignite buffalo crap.
You can add nuts, at this time if desired, but if you do this you probably wouldn't need the buffalo chips.
Keep stirring and folding the chocolate and buffalo chips into the dough until they are evenly mixed and dispersed. (This makes sure people can't notice there are more chocolate chips than buffalo ones!)
Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto and ungreased cookie sheet. The cookies need to be this far apart because the dough spreads during cooking. And unless you're some psycho Glenn Beck fan who needs a knife wielding outlet, no sane person wants to cut the cookies apart after baking.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown, because that's as far as the right will go before they start feeling uncomfortable about the color, which will probably bother them more than the buffalo chips.
Like any good RINO the centers of the cookies will be soft. Let them cool completely then remove from cookie sheet. If you're the type of person that loves cookies unconditionally and thinks this batch smells so delicious that you can't wait to eat them, please be sure to have the number for poison control handy and check your local listings for a therapist competent enough to address your clear disorder.
For Republicans who openly criticize conservatives, or even leave the party to become Democrat, the proper baking time would be more along the lines of 15 minutes. The cookies will be tough and crispy, and not as preferable as a properly baked cookie, but that is what the recipe calls for. Besides, you sort of asked for it.
So lets see the finished product...
Mmmmmmmm! Doesn't that look delish? Lets see what our celebrity judge has to say...
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