Thursday, April 16, 2009

Methinks She Doth Protest Too Much

From Drudge, comes this infuriating example of duplicity and rank hypocrisy.

April 16, 2009: Schakowsky: Tea parties 'despicable'

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted "tea party" protests yesterday, labeling the activities "despicable" and shameful."

"The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," Schakowsky said in a statement.

"It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt," she added. "Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”

August 18, 2005: Schakowsky's Husband Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

The husband of an Illinois congresswoman pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax violations and bank fraud for writing rubber checks and failing to collect withholding tax from an employee.

Robert Creamer, a political consultant married to four-term U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, could face four years in prison on the two felony counts when he is sentenced Dec. 21.

"In my heart, I know that these mistakes do not define or diminish this good man, or the good work that he has done over the last 40 years or that he will do in the future," Schakowsky, D-Ill., said after her husband's court hearing.

So, when a Democrat political consultant, married to a Democrat Member of Congress pleads guilty to tax violations, bank fraud and writing bad checks, it's a "mistake".

But when private, middle class citizens protest government taxation and wasteful spending by Congress and the President, it's somehow "despicable" and "shameful" in the eyes of that same Democrat Member of Congress.

Check. Got it.

So What Does Our Economic Future Look Like?

A picture us truly worth a thousand words, but read the words, too.

You people that voted for "Hope and Change" were suckers and the more time goes by the more that you're going to realize it.

Geez, It's Been a While!

Since my last post concerns my "Christmas List" and it's now April, it doesn't take an Obamessiah to figure out that it's been four months since my last post. My apologies.

The fact is that it's a long story that I simply will not bore you with because this blog is not about me; it's about all of us. In addition, having a life and a job that requires constant travel sometimes precludes one from one's avocations. Until I can find a way to make this thing pay, I'm afraid it will remain an avocation.

About that Christmas list. Though I tried to be as magnanimous as possible, I ended up with a bag of coal. President Obama seems to be turning out pretty much as I feared he would - though the tab is far greater than even I could imagine.

The ONLY bright spot is that he gave the OK to kill three (3) pirates. Though I don't think that he had much choice in the matter, I'll give him credit where credit is due since had he not, I would have been first in line with vociferous denunciation. Naturally, the highest praise should go to the SEALs that did the job and the officers and men of the USS Bainbridge who did the deed and to the entire US Navy for being, well, the US Navy.

So I guess the score for the first 3 months of the new administration is Obama: 3 pirates and US taxpayers: $14,000,000,000,000 deeper in debt.

I miss George W. Bush. Hell, I even miss Bill Clinton!