November 7, 2012

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (110712)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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  1. Summed up succinctly by O’Reilly:

    Bill O’Reilly: “It’s Not a Traditional America Anymore” (Video)

    “It’s not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it and he ran on it. Whereby twenty years ago President Obama would be roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like Mitt Romney. The white establishment is now the minority. The voters, many of them, feel like the economic system is stacked against them. And they want stuff. You’re going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama. Overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People feel they are entitled to things. And which candidate between the two is going to give them things?“

    This is a republic and you deserve the government you voted for. To the people of New York and New Jersey who in the face of bureaucratic incompetence continuing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy still voted for Obama, we leave you to his tender mercies. I’m not lifting a finger because unless you fully experience the consequences of your choices you will never learn. No bailouts via donations, let the government in whom you trust deliver you.

    The entitled, the parasites and the naive who now constitute the majority of voters are about to reap what they have sown. So what does Obama have in store for the country?

    The EPA now with no restraint and the full backing of Obama’s green profiteering cronies will impose new regulations this month with impunity.
    -Everyone whose job is tied to electrical generation from coal (500,000+) will shortly lose their jobs over the next year.
    -The cooling tower regs will now come into effect, that means if you thought the regs were absurd on water temperature discharge from any power plant whether coal fired, nuclear or gas fired boiler, it gets far worse to the point it will become uneconomical to use steam to produce electricity. This is a double whammy on coal fired plants but also strikes at the other two legs of conventional electrical generation. Obama’s promise on increased electrical rates will now be a reality.
    -ObamaCare will stay in place meaning anyone with a full time job paying less than $59k will find themselves without employer sponsored health insurance and or have their hours cut back to less than 30 hours per week. Count on it implemented over the next year by 2014.
    - The ethanol requirement will now go up from 10 to 15% meaning: a) worse mpg, i.e. pay more due to increased fuel consumption, b) more displacement of crop land to grow corn for ethanol thus higher prices for all food stuffs, c) dirtier air from increased ozone and carcinogens in car exhausts from ethanol usage, d) more instability in the M.E. due to poor people trying to survive on less from higher food prices.
    - Gasoline prices which dropped toward the election will now begin to rise, that rise will not stop until European levels are obtained in the next 4 years of Obama’s reign of corruption.
    - Major instability in the M.E. from Obama allowing Iran to have nukes leading to a) $200/barrel oil, b) Sunni/Shiite blood letting as Iran threatens Saudi Arabia for dominance of the Islamic world, c) nuclear exchange between Israel and Iran, d) Syria in permanent orbit of Iran, e) Iraq in permanent orbit of Iran.
    - Pink slips and lay off notices will be in the mail in the next two months from all the defense contractors, yes Virginia there is a grinch who is about to steal your Christmas. The Democrats have already determined to make $500 billion in cuts to the DOD, your job is gone.
    - Tax increases for all as the Bush tax cuts will expire January 1 and no, Harry Reid is not going to let anyone, even the middle class be exempt for increased rates. Democrats told you over and over that they were going to raise taxes, that it was patriotic and was necessary. Yes, tax rates will particularly go up for the very wealthy who will respond by off shoring their assets like the Kennedys and Soros meaning they won’t pay a dime. However, Small Business Owners will take the hit leading to no expansion of the work force since the government took their seed money to pay you unemployment and food stamps. But you believed Biden…

    For those who voted for Obama, I hope you get enough unemployment checks and food stamps to last you for 4 years because that is what you voted for – Hope and Change.

    To the rest of us whom are about to be dragged down the rat hole with those who voted for Obama my advise is simple but hard, IF you lose your job, take your fate in your own hands to move to a Red State such as North Dakota where unemployment is running 2.5%. When the majority vote to impoverish themselves then you as an individual have a personal responsibility to vote with your feet to leave the majority to the fate of their own making.

    To the families of those killed in Benghazi, my heart goes out to you, however, just like with Fast & Furious, your loved ones will not receive justice as now no one will be able to hold an incompetent CIC accountable.

    All of you are now about to fully experience how Zimbabwe and Argentina via entitlement sank their economies through government intervention. In 2016 I can only hope there is enough of a country to salvage otherwise we are looking at the twilight years of a failing society. Like Rome, the US will collapse under it’s own weight of incompetence and decadence through a self serving leadership promising its supporters something for nothing, delivering an ever smaller piece of the remaining pie they (elites) themselves haven’t yet eaten.

    Comment by dscott — November 7, 2012 @ 8:17 am

  2. #1, Very well said.

    Comment by zf — November 7, 2012 @ 9:16 am

  3. I’m reposting this (slightly modified) comment from last night on this thread because a) I think more people might see it and b) it really bleeped me off.

    Did you see that moron Juan Williams claiming that the House needs to compromise and support tax raises on the rich and more insane government spending? He said this after some moron woman whose name I don’t remember tried to blame the GOP for the budget gridlock. That bleeped me off too because Obama sure as hell has not compromised on one single damn thing! But I guess the progs think Obama should get his way on frigging everything. And he has no mandate to speak of at all.

    Okay, so back to Juan, so he wants to do something that will not make a dent in the deficit and will hurt the economy just for the sake of “bipartisanship” and so we can say we ‘did something.’ The President had carte blance for almost two years to do whatever he wanted and it failed but now conservatives are just supposed to throw away their principles while the libs and Dems make no meaningful concessions at all?! Bleep you, Juan. Despite your assertions to the contrary, the House staying GOP and the opinion exit polls show that whatever motivation the voters had in re-electing Obama’s undeserving butt, they don’t want tax increases and more damn spending.

    Compromise for the good of country of the country? More like for the sake of Obama and Juan’s far left ideology and their vile agenda.

    Comment by zf — November 7, 2012 @ 9:29 am

  4. I predict an Islamic world by the year 2100 unless God pulls out a miracle. But there are two things to consider:
    (1) I also predicted Romney would get 300 electoral votes, so I’m pretty bad at predictions, and
    (2) More importantly, God is in the business of miracles. (e.g. Lepanto)

    Comment by GW — November 7, 2012 @ 9:46 am


    Bill Whittle puts the finger on what is driving Obama’s agenda to bring down the country in the name of equality. It’s the people, not just Obama that buy into making everyone poorer to be equal.

    Comment by dscott — November 7, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

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