Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crazy Congressman David Wu got reelected in from Oregon.

This is wonderful because from all accounts this guy needs a lot of help.
Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat's erratic behavior just days before the November election that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment, a newspaper reported Friday evening.

The Oregonian, citing interviews with a number of anonymous staff members, reported on its website that Wu was increasingly unpredictable on the campaign trial and in private last fall, and had several angry and loud outbursts and sometimes said "kooky" things to staff and potential voters and donors. A similar report was carried on the Willamette Week newspaper's website on Friday.

The fact that Wu was in the middle of a difficult re-election campaign from his Portland-area district made his behavior particularly worrisome to staff who organized a meeting with the congressman at his campaign headquarters on Oct. 30, with a psychiatrist joining by speaker phone.

"This is way beyond acceptable levels and the charade needs to end NOW," wrote Lisa Grove, a senior and long-serving campaign pollster, in an e-mail to colleagues the day of the meeting. "No enabling by any potential enablers, he needs help."

Doctors giving out sick notes to Wisconsin union workers to aid salary fraud.

On top of everything else, Doctors are helping to defraud the public who are paying these union workers for their protests.
Madison - During the dueling demonstrations here Saturday on Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair plan, doctors from various hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes covering public employees' absences from work.

The bill would strip public unions of most of their collective bargaining rights.

For most of the past week, thousands of union members and their supporters have protested Walker's measure at the Capitol. Some have called in sick so they could demonstrate here.

On Saturday, family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said.

"What employers have a right to know is if the patient was assessed by a duly licensed physician about time off of work," Sanner said. "Employers don't have a right to know the nature of that conversation or the nature of that illness. So it's as valid as every other work note that I've written for the last 30 years."

More on the fake sick notes by these dishonest doctors who are helping to commit fraud on taxpayers who are paying these teachers salaries.

Many districts are requiring doctor’s notes for teachers who missed time. Without the notes their absences are not excused and they could lose pay.

To provide the teachers with an excuse, several doctors affiliated with U-W Madison were at the capitol Saturday signing doctor’s notes for the teachers.

"We see a lot of sore throats from speaking out, sore feet from walking, a lot of people kind of chilly, under stress we say the best thing you can do is be with a large support group," said Lou Sanner, a private physician who works for UW Madison.

"I don’t really think what they’re doing is right. These don’t look like medical examinations, they’re handing out medical excuses willy nilly, appears they’re u-w employees. It’s not right it’s fraud," said Greg McDonald, a supporter of Governor Walker.

Typical... Rachel Maddow lied about Wisconsin running a budget surplus

So she is either a liar or an illiterate hump. You decide.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vile.... Wisconsin teachers union posts addresses of Wisconsin Legislators

If any conservative or tea party groups did this to anyone the media would have gone nuts. This is an act of intimidation that could cause harm to a state official by some union thug.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank you Wisconsin teachers union for showing the public your true colors.

Hateful, dumb, greedy, selfish pricks who put themselves above the taxpayers who pay their salaries.

Ann Althouse has the full coverage.

Rick Scott saves Florida from hi-speed bondoggle, morons whine about it.

First lets get over the fact that having a hi-speed train going from Orlando to Tampa is equal to having a F1 car from your house to the local 7-11 around the block. It is a waste of taxpayers money.
Orlando-Tampa: This controversial, 84-mile proposal has received $66 million for preliminary engineering projects on a high-speed train running from the Orlando airport to downtown Tampa. This money does appear to have been wasted.

On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declined the other $2.4 billion being offered by the feds. For Scott, it wasn't clear just who would want to go from the Orlando airport to Tampa, or why they just wouldn't drive the short distance instead. The fear is that the state will be stuck covering huge operating losses if ticket sales don't pan out as projected.

"This project would be far too costly to taxpayers and I believe the risk far outweighs the benefits", Scott said in a statement.

This same thinking led the governors of Ohio and Wisconsin to rescind federal high speed rail money late last year.

The fear of being stuck with expensive yearly operating costs is also part of the reason why the federal government has only been able to spend roughly half the $10 billion it has for high-speed rail, said Orski.

The other reason money remains unspent is that negotiations are proving difficult with freight train operators, which own much of the track and aren't keen on ceding space to passenger trains.

If you said we are building a hi speed line from Miami thru Orlando to Tallahassee. I would consider it. But a Tampa/Orlando line is not needed and overkill. The money would be better spent fixing up existing roads, adding to existing rail lines and fixing our ports thru the state to get more cargo and passengers.

Tri-Rail in South Florida has never made money and BTW as the Wash Post points out all those other hi speed lines that Obama talks about in the rest of the world are losing money.

China would seem to be an especially dubious role model, given the problems its high-speed rail system has been going through of late. Beijing just fired its railway minister amid corruption allegations; this is the sort of thing that can happen when a government suddenly starts throwing $100 billion at a gargantuan public works project, as China did with rail in 2008. Sleek as they may be, China's new fast trains are too expensive for ordinary workers to ride, so they are not achieving their ostensible goal of moving passengers from the roads to the rails. Last year, the Chinese Academy of Sciences asked the government to reconsider its high-speed rail plans because of the system's huge debts.

Of course, if the Chinese do finish their system, it is likely to require operating subsidies for many years - possibly forever. A recent World Bank report on high-speed rail systems around the world noted that ridership forecasts rarely materialize and warned that "governments contemplating the benefits of a new high-speed railway, whether procured by public or private or combined public-private project structures, should also contemplate the near-certainty of copious and continuing budget support for the debt."

That's certainly what happened in Japan, where only a single bullet-train line, between Japan and Osaka, breaks even; it's what happened in France, where only the Paris-Lyon line is in the black. Taiwan tried a privately financed system, but it ended up losing so much money that the government had to bail it out in 2009.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simon Pegg's new movie Paul: Anti Christian?

Great, Pegg has shown himself to be the typical UK comic where the only good enemy are Christians, I doubt he would mock Islam in this way.

Obama sells out Israel to win over his new friends in the middle east.

Backing an UN resolution over settlements.

The U.S. has informed Arab governments that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal…

Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, outlined the new U.S. offer in a closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Arab Group, a bloc of Arab countries from North Africa and the Middle East. In exchange for scuttling the Palestinian resolution, the United States would support the council statement, consider supporting a U.N. Security Council visit to the Middle East, the first since 1979, and commit to supporting strong language criticizing Israel’s settlement policies in a future statement by the Middle East Quartet.

As pointed out by Allahpundit.
Obama’s going to risk upsetting fragile relations with Egypt right now knowing that the Muslim Brotherhood and other anti-American factions are looking for a pretext to tilt the country (further) against us at a decisive moment. So here’s his version of a compromise, siding with the Arab bloc against the settlements so long as we don’t actually have to do anything about it, like cast a vote. The punchline: Our offer hasn’t been agreed to yet, so we may still find ourselves in a worst-of-both-worlds scenario where Israelis are alienated by our willingness to support the statement while Egyptians and Arabs are alienated by our eventual veto of the resolution. Wonderful.

Mind you, this comes on a day when (a) Egypt’s youth movement is calling for a halt to gas shipments to Israel, (b) Jordan’s(!) justice minister is describing Israel as “an enemy and a terrorist state,” and (c) Iran is sending warships through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean to flaunt its new post-Mubarak leverage in the region. (Israel’s foreign minister calls it “something that has not happened in many years.”) In fact, Jay Carney was specifically asked about the Iranian ships at today’s presser and, true to White House form, he punted. This is the new reality in the region — win/win provocations where the U.S. is forced to pander to popular Arab sentiment at a moment of retrenchment and democratization or stick with Israel and risk the consequences of shattered alliances. What could go wrong?

When people pointed out that Obama screwed up the entire Egypt power struggle, this is one of its results, America now has to kiss ass with leaders who are happy to push the region to a more hardline approach.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell demands people harass Big Journalism cartoonists

Lord forbid his white guilt gets up in a frenzy over a cartoon that dares to make fun of his favored liberal President.

Big Journalism has their reponse to this ginned up nonsense by mostly white liberals come to the rescue of us poor defenseless black people or something.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Obama's F you budget to America and everyone under 30.

As Jake Tapper points out.
President Obama later today will propose a 10-year budget plan that would increase the national debt by $7.2 trillion over 10 years -- $1.1 trillion less than if it weren't implemented.

The plan shows that Obama will not take the lead on any aggressive measure to eliminate the nation’s $14 trillion debt. This sets up the Obama administration on a collision course with Republicans, who are calling for serious deficit reduction and spending cuts. On Friday night, House Republicans unveiled a spending bill to fund the government for the next seven months that they say will reduce the president’s requested spending levels this year by at least $100 billion.

Obama wants to be reelected, so he sets up a budget fight where he can blame the GOP for cutting welfare programs and even their own voters. This is what Clinton did to Newt back in 1995 and won that war. The difference now is the GOP and its voters have the means to fight back and point out the cynical nature of Obama's budget with his new found "centrist" nature.

This is the same tax and spend liberal budget but this time he is daring anyone to fight him on it.

GM to pay $400 million in taxpayer funded bonuses to union employees

Good to see my tax money being paid out to a government owned company and the union workers who helped kill it off in the first place.
Less than two years after entering bankruptcy, General Motors will extend millions of dollars in bonuses to most of its 48,000 hourly workers as a reward for the company's rapid turnaround after it was rescued by the government.

The payments, disclosed Monday in company documents, are similar to bonuses announced last week for white-collar employees. The bonuses to 76,000 American workers will probably total more than $400 million - an amount that suggests executives have increasing confidence in the automaker's comeback.