Sunday, December 6, 2009
"Chris Dodd does not want to talk about 'individuals' responsible for this mortgage mess, why? Chris Dodd was instrumental in forcing banks and mortgage companies to provide High Risk loans to people who could not afford them. He also took no interest loans from those very same people.
"If Dodd wants 'police on the streets' then Chris Dodd should turn himself in for corruption and fraud. However, what does Chris Dodd want? A New System, Obama communism. Note, The person who put this together left the e out of Barney Franks name however both versions are valid."
"The high priest of Copenhagen and Hollywood is the Oscar, Grammy and Nobel Prize winning patron saint of global calamity, Al Gore. He claims the planet 'has a fever.' He doesn’t talk about the fact that he is on his way to becoming a billionaire via his carbon offset businesses and government connections.
"Yet he jets around the world never disclosing his blatant conflicts of interest while preaching that we ought to lower our standard of living.
"Meanwhile Gore and his wife Tipper, whose children all live elsewhere, live in a sprawling 20-room mansion outside of Nashville that uses 20 times the national average in electricity, including an indoor pool costing $500/month to heat.
"Gore purchased 'green' electricity in 2007 to deflect some of this criticism and lower his costs and his carbon footprint, still far larger than what he’s preaching.
"Another global warming alarmist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. vociferously condemned coal-produced electricity yet aggressively campaigned against a Cape Cod wind farm that would generate carbon-free electricity because the windmills were a bit too close to the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.
"Celebrities and politicians alike justify their huge carbon footprints by buying carbon credits or offsets. Many of the companies engaged in selling these paper indulgences have been shown to be scams.
"But scams can alleviate liberal guilt, especially in Hollywood.
"Film and television production requires sets that are constructed and then destroyed, cameras and lights which consume large amounts of energy, large trucks that are used to transport sets and crew and thousands of pages of dialogue are printed.
“'The Day After Tomorrow,' the film that showed Al Gore’s prediction for the world, had to be 'carbon-neutral.' So Fox paid $200,000 for a reforestation project to offset some 10,000 tons of carbon emissions. Then the studio was free to dirty up the atmosphere without guilt.
"Ecology is the new virtue of the celebrity class. Except what is embraced is merely a virtual virtue, one where image is the goal rather than meaningful action.
"Celebrity President Barack Obama who is also known as the great green leader had a St. Louis chef flown 850 miles just to make pizza at the White House.
"Environmental activist/actor John Travolta likes to fly five private planes, including a commercial Boeing 707. He churns out hundreds of tons of carbon emissions every year.
"Laurie David, who used her ex-husband, Larry David’s money to finance Al Gore’s Oscar winning work of fiction, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' now flies around in a Gulfstream private jet, and has built a second home at Martha’s Vineyard that is 25,000 square feet. Hope she bought lots of Al Gore indulgences.
"By the way, it has been estimated that a midsized Gulfstream jet uses the same amount of fuel for one coast to coast flight as the largest Hummer does in a whole year.
"George Clooney made it a point to be seen driving an electric car that gets 135 miles to the gallon but then he hops on a private jet to Asia and Europe.
"Sheryl Crow advocated the use of one square of toilet paper per bathroom visit. She led a 'Stop Global Warming' concert tour across America, but although she travelled in a biodiesel tour bus, she had a 30-person entourage that followed her in a fleet of 13 gas-guzzling vehicles.
"Barbra Streisand has a $22,000-a-year sprinkler bill and demands 120 bath towels at each of her appearances. And Norman Lear who sponsored those ads to make people in Middle America feel guilty about driving SUV's has a garage that holds 21 cars.
"These religious ministers of the environmental faith may not practice what they preach, but are quite enthusiastic about legislating their form of eco-morality."
"In my experience, there are three types of people in Hollywood. There are a few smart ones. Most of them had to work for success and have life experience in the real world that gives them a certain level of wisdom. Then there are the ones who are dumb but think they are smart – mostly because they’ve been told they are awesome by sycophants and suck-ups like Jackson (Ms. Streisand and Ms. Sarandon, you are so 'honest' and brave in your liberalism – can I come to the party now?). And then there are the ones who are dumb and know it but don’t care because they are really good looking and rich to boot.
"I can deal with the first and the third kind, and they are also the two types that do not go in for the New Blacklist nonsense. They couldn’t care less about your political views as long as you do your job.
"It’s the dumb ones who impose lefty political litmus tests. The dumb ones come in two types – people who just aren’t that bright to begin with and people who went to expensive, prestigious universities and therefore became dumb by buying into commie academic nonsense."
"The weeklong liberal’s lament seems to have started last Sunday with Arianna Huffington. While noting Obama’s televised address about Afghanistan, the liberal pundit stated that instead, the President should be addressing the nation about a 'jobs bill.' And with this, the unhinged Huffington then cried out 'Can someone in the White House Priorities Department please hit reboot?'
Well, a 'jobs bill' has already been thrust upon us. It was loosely referred to as an 'economic stimulus' bill, it had a staggering price tag of a reported $787 billion, it became law in February, it was lauded as a 'major legislative victory' for President Obama.
"And less than three weeks ago the Obama Administration was still crowing about the numbers of jobs that had either been 'created or saved' by that very stimulus bill.
"But things seem different now. To put it in contemporary liberal media terms, 'the narrative about Obama' has begun to change. And it seems that even the most ardent of Obama fans – that is, the American left wing -is waking up and realizing that the Nobel Peace Prize-winning man who some regard as quasi-deity, may nonetheless not know what he’s doing with economic policy."
"Before the speech, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore wrote an open letter to Obama warning him not to become a 'war president.' And: 'With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics.'
"I can only assume Moore and his co-believers weren't listening to Obama on the 2008 campaign trail. At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, the then-Illinois senator promised to 'finish the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan.'"
Brother X says: "Michael Moore, a rich white man, is RACIST for opposing my President!"
"Like so many of us, Bishop Jackson describes himself as once a leftist Democrat; an African-American who grew up in a black urban community in Pennsylvania, and a man who is disturbed about what he calls 'a strain of anti-Semitism in the black community.'
"Bishop Jackson is also a Harvard Law School graduate, and evidently, was aware of Barack Obama during the year of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s 'Million Man March.' He asks the following question: 'The question is whether Obama, given his Muslim roots and experience in Farrakhan’s Chicago, shares this antipathy for Israel and Jewish people. Is there any evidence that he does?' This is the Bishop’s considered answer:
"First, the President was taught for twenty years by a virulent anti-Semite, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In the black community it is called 'sitting under'. You don’t merely attend a church, you 'sit under' a Pastor to be taught and mentored by him. Obama 'sat under' Wright for a very long time. He was comfortable enough with Farrakhan and Wright’s friend to attend and help organize his 'Million Man March'. I was on C-Span the morning of the march arguing that we must never legitimize a racist and anti-Semite, no matter what 'good' he claims to be doing. Yet a future President was in the crowd giving Farrakhan his enthusiastic support."