Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Diminished Presidency Now Dispensable

For what is the president responsible?

Taking at face value the disavowals of the current occupant of the oval office, the nominal head of the government’s executive branch knew nothing about, and bears no responsibility for:

·     The FBI (an arm of the Justice Department) having surreptitiously seized and trolled through journalists’ phone records;

·     The IRS (an arm of the Treasury Department) as well as other executive branch bureaucracies having targeted for audits and harassment individuals and groups opposed to his policies while favoring others supporting those policies; or

·    The failures of the State Department and all of the nation’s many intelligence agencies and the military (of which he supposedly  is commander-in-chief) to protect the nation’s threatened diplomats or to even attempt to rescue those diplomats when they are under attack.

So what, exactly, is it that the president does?

Well, we know that he talks. He does so incessantly.  But most of what he says is either misleading or meaningless.

He also appoints and spends a lot of time meeting with multitudes of subordinates, most of whom apparently are experts specializing in giving him the mushroom treatment – keeping him in the dark and covered with B.S.

Finally, there are two things that he does a lot and well – political campaigning and vacationing.  But neither of those things serve any national purpose.

As the government has grown the presidency hasn't kept pace with it.  On the contrary, it has shrunk.  It has become something like the oozlefinch that in the middle of the last century was the unofficial symbol of the Army’s antiaircraft artillery – a fictional and symbolic hairless and featherless bird that was said to fly backward in concentric circles of ever decreasing size until, ultimately, flying into and disappearing in its own anus.

The point is that the presidency, according to the admission of the office’s current occupant, no longer serves any purpose.  The office has become superfluous.

Dispensing with the office would enable the people to directly elect the secretary of state, the attorney general, the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of defense, etc. Nobody now is keeping track of what is being done in and by the various departments, so that task could and should be assigned directly to the Congress.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

America Transformed

Obama fundamentally transforms America (a brief primer):

There was a time when the IRS acted against Al Capone. Now, under Obama, the IRS acts like Al Capone.

There was a time when the DOJ fought crime syndicates. Now, under Obama, the DOJ is a crime syndicate.

There was a time when the FBI investigated crime syndicates. Now, under Obama, the FBI investigates for a crime syndicate.

There was a time when the ATF stopped Gun Running Gangs. Now, under Obama, the ATF is a Gun Running Gang.

There was a time when the TSA protected women's privacy at airports. Now, under Obama, the TSA inspects women's privates at airports.

There was a time when the DOD left no man behind. Now, under Obama, every man has to watch his behind (double meaning intended).

There was a time when people in India dreamed of coming to America to get Health Care. Soon now, under Obama, people in America will dream of going to India to get Health Care.

Cribbed from

Portraits of Our Prez

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Customer Service ? ? ? ?

In a brazen effort to deny the obvious -- that the targeting of conservative groups and individuals for audits and harassment was intended to stifle and suppress political dissent -- one of the agency's oblivious bureaucrats provided a hilarious insight into the perspective of our government's insiders.

He said the "mistakes" just constituted "horrible customer service."

Customer service ? ? ? ?

Taxpayers are customers of the IRS in the same sense that cows being serviced are customers of the bulls!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Obama’s Absurd and Fraudulent Defenses Contain a Self Defeating Element of Truth

Listening to and watching Obama as he endeavors to distance himself from the scandals that are engulfing his administration is a hoot -- like stepping through  the looking glass. For example:

*  Benghazi? 

Some other guy was in charge of the State Department, the   intelligence agencies, and the military that failed to protect, or to attempt to rescue our people who were killed there.

*   IRS being used as political thugs targeting groups and individuals expressing disagreement with or opposition to the administration’s policies?

Some other guy is responsible for that arm of the executive branch even though its head is appointed by me and serves at my pleasure.

*  FBI/Justice Department surreptitiously seizing press agency phone records?

Have to admit enjoying the journalice -- who cheer every statist intrusion that diminishes the liberties and rights of everyone else -- squealing like stuck pigs when the government invades their turf.  But, again, some other guy is in charge of those components of the government’s  executive branch doing that.

If the great orator is saying that he can’t control and be held responsible for the activities of his executive branch agencies, it behooves us to replace the ludicrous barack "Some Other Guy" obama with some real and more credible other guy who can and will accept the responsibility and do the job.

On the other hand, there may be a larger truth here as the federal government actually may have become so big and complex, and engaged in doing (or trying to do) so many things with so many employees that no president can control or be held responsible for it.  Think about that – it means that the government, all of its agencies, and all of their millions of employees are out of control, beyond accountability, doing as they please and running rough shod over the rest of us.  The only effective answer to that is to slash the size and scope of the federal government drastically . . . to reduce it . . . restore and restrict it and its activities to the size scope provided for by the Constitution.

Don’t try to hold your breath waiting for that to happen. As long as we have the current American version of the Roman Empire’s bread and circuses – gourmet grub with sports and entertainment for the well off and fast food and video games for the proles – the nation’s complacent citizenry will allow their ruling elites to continue doing business as usual . . . until, that is, the whole corrupt and rotting mess comes crashing down of its own weight . . . and we’re well on the way to having that occur.

What a Team: Big Brother and Dr. Strangelove

Isn't it comforting that they are keeping an eye out for/on us?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scary Similarity

The warning by America's great orator that the U.S. will not tolerate Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is beginning to look an awful lot like his having defined the use of chemical weapons as "a red line" that the U.S. would not permit the Syrian regime to cross.

The "red line" now has become a vague blur as the community organizer-in-chief has been sacrificing his (and the nation's) credibility by trying to walk back from his recklessly bombastic statement.

The braying Barack is emulating the doltish Jimmy Carter in transforming Teddy Roosevelt's admonition to "talk softly and carry a big stick" into 

Talk Strongly and Carry a Feather Duster

If you draw a line in the sand, warn an aggressive adversary not to cross it, and then back off when the aggressor does so, what do you suppose the aggressor  is going to do when you draw a new line? 

Keep this up and you eventually just may find yourself backed into a dangerous corner.

Just sayin'.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Is This a Great Government or What?

The U.S. Senate's investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS will be headed by the senator who urged the tax agency to do just that. See the report here . . . and then ask yourself about the nature of America's current government. 

Why Worry About Tyranny ? ? ? ?

. . . From

From a Tea Party Participant

Contrasting Views on Guarding Against Government Tyranny

Who Makes More Sense?

and then there's this from our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.