Saturday, November 22, 2008

From P.U.M.A. - Cult of Personality Officially Begins

Cult of Personality Officially Begins- Obama’s Face to be On DC Subway Cards…
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 04:28 PM CST

Insanity galore. Now taxpayer funds are being used to honor Barack Obama courtesy of the Washington Metro, a quasi governmental agency.

To pay homage to Barack Obama, fare cards bearing his image shall be created and sold. I guess it is important that those who ride the metro in DC know who the new boss is. It is that plain and simple.

At this rate, I wonder how many public projects shall bear Barack Obama’s name in the next few years…

Somewhere in North Korea, the Dear Leader is smiling…

Check this out:

Metro hasn’t yet formally announced the sale of a special edition SmarTrip card commemorating the impending inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama,
but this image was circulated at this morning’s regular Board of Directors meeting, along with details on their production schedule and cost.

Metro spokesperson Steven Taubenkibel confirmed that the commemorative SmarTrip cards should be available for sale in early January, while special paper Metro farecards marking the inauguration will be sold somewhat earlier, in late December.

There was some discussion at the board meeting about the cost and availability of the commemorative SmarTrip cards. Currently, Metro plans to sell them for $10 per card, with no value added to the card at the time of initial purchase, which would make them $5 more expensive than regular SmarTrip cards. They may also be hard to come by, as Metro will only have an initial order of 35,000 on hand to begin with, though Taubenkibel said the agency hopes to have more available as time permits. The short time period during which the cards have had to be ordered, produced, and eventually shipped to D.C. and processed was cited as the main reason for their higher price and small number.

“We’re going to have get them out really quickly in order for them to be sold,” Taubenkibel explained.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do you read The Heritage Foundation?

I heard about this on Sean Hannity, then saw the updates posted on our Read My Lipstick Network main blog (I think, either there or another one of our blogs), so I went and signed up. Here's today's update:

Mixed Signals on Missile Defense

President-elect Barack Obama is sending mixed signals on America’s planned missile defense sites in Europe following Russia’s heated rhetoric last week. An Obama adviser said this weekend America’s next commander in chief hadn’t decided if he would continue work on the U.S. missile shield. Although Obama is still months away from taking office, now is not the time to reverse course.

This is nothing new from Obama. Throughout the presidential campaign, he shifted his views on missile defense. For instance, a video he recorded for the Priorities Action Fund flatly stated, “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.” When asked about that statement by a TV reporter in August, Obama said he simply wanted to make sure missile defense actually worked:

I think it makes perfect sense to deploy a system that works. But we have to make sure that the technology works. And without having reviewed the technological capabilities of the system that’s being deployed in Poland, I’ve said that Congress should review it. But there is no doubt that after the Russian invasion of Georgia that NATO allies like Poland need to know that they are going to be protected if there is encroachment on their territory.

When he was pressed to say whether the investment is a good idea for the United States, Obama answered: “I think there’s no doubt we should make the investment. I think the capacity of Iran or North Korea to send a rouge missile is one that we have to take very, very seriously.”

The Bush administration this year signed agreements to put 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic. Now, in the wake of Russia’s threat to deploy short-range surface-to-surface missiles within reach of NATO allies, Obama is keeping quiet on his intentions for the missile shield in Europe. Following a call with Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president came away with the impression the U.S. would move forward with the plan . But later in the day, Obama foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough said, “His position is as it was throughout the campaign, that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable.”

Obama’s insistence on a “system that works” is understandable. But he should know the system being tested by the Missile Defense Agency does work. It’s hard to dispute the near-perfect results since 2005. Secondly, punting missile defense to Congress shows a lack of leadership and sets up the program for failure. Ardent liberal opponents would no doubt attempt to strip the agency of funding.

The threat to missile defense is one of the reasons The Heritage Foundation will release a documentary early next year that tells the story of the danger hostile nations and rogue dictators now pose to the world. A trailer of the film, “33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age,” is being released today. (Click here to watch.)

After inking the deal with Poland in August, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice summed up its importance: “Missile defense, of course, is aimed at no one. It is in our defense that we do this.” Obama would be wise to follow that logic and build on the success as president.


Obama will to move forward with his plan to raise taxes on couples earning more than $250,000, said Rahm Emanuel, incoming chief of staff.

Emanuel says the president-elect opposes inclusion of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement in the Democrats’ economic stimulus package.

Obama aides are plotting how they can use the campaign’s e-mail database of more than 10 million supporters to achieve legislative goals.

China will spend $586 billion by 2010 on national infrastructure and social welfare projects in hopes of bolstering its weakening economy.

The bailout for troubled insurer AIG keeps getting bigger. Taxpayers are now on the hook for $150 billion, up from the original $85 billion loan.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Me Me Me My My Me

I should have counted how many times Barry said "me" and "my" in his speech...

Don't you just love how, after spending eight years attacking everything President George W. Bush said and did that now we're all supposed to play nice, be non-partisan and the press is openly saying they're going to kiss butt?

My transition team...
My administration...
My plans...
My, me, my...

Did you get a load of the podium? The Office of the President Elect... listening to CNN Business and they said they'd never seen anything like it before...

This administration is going to be known as the ego-presidency.

Except because all the comedians and Hollywood types and media love him and bow down for "the one" we won't hear anything negative except on blogs. And chances are they're going to shut us all down for being subversive before it's all said and done.

Mark my words, the Obamatypes are going to start reporting our blogs and the Obama loving owner will shut us down. It's coming. We better find another way to communicate because real, real soon we're going to lose the Internet in this country.