60 Minutes Leaked Transcripts

This week on 60 minutes…

Our investigation uncovers troubling behavior by the Bush White House. In what is swiftly developing into a scandal sure to shake the Capitol to it’s core, Bush administration officials applied behind the scenes pressure to secure half a billion in taxpayer dollars for a favored business enterprise. The company, which produces components crucial to the president’s controversial energy policy, has failed to turn a profit and can, at best, sell it’s product for half of the cost of manufacture. Despite the clear unviability of the company and it’s product, the administration has shown an almost criminal favoritism. Our investigation has discovered a principal investor of the company is one of the biggest donors to the president’s campaign. The billionaire investor has brought in millions in campaign contributions through private and bundled corporate ‘staff’ donations.

While administration officials continue to deny any wrongdoing it is clear that abuses of power have been in play. Abuses of power that may reach to the president himself ….

We’ve just been handed this exclusive update to this story. Apparently this isn’t about the Bush administration, but rather the Obama administrations dealings with the Solyndra corporation. Haha. Our bad. Now back to the story …

As we were saying, our investigation found nothing inappropriate here other than the clearly racially motivated charges brought forward by the radical right wing tea party activists who are desperately trying to harm this president in any way possible.

In our next story we take a look at the unemployment numbers and how much worse off we would be if we didn’t have Obama. Oh we love him ever so much.

International First Ladies

The rear views of international women… from left to right: Princess Letizia of Spain, France’s First Lady Carla Bruni, and finally, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, who has put herself in charge of mandating what America’s children (and eventually, American adults) can eat. Who would YOU listen to? Personally, from this point of view, whatever Princess Letizia says, goes.

Great stuff from 27b/6 David Thorne

Now and then you run across something pretty good on the Internet. The following is one of those occasions:

Content below from www.27bslash6.com the website of one David Thorne and all content is his. Please visit his site for more of the same and/or purchase his book, The Internet is a Playground, Black Label Edition.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Poster

Hi
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.

This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number. Thanks Shan.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
That is shocking news. Luckily I was sitting down when I read your email and not half way up a ladder or tree. How are you holding up? I am surprised you managed to attend work at all what with thinking about Missy out there cold, frightened and alone… possibly lying on the side of the road, her back legs squashed by a vehicle, calling out “Shannon, where are you?” Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David.
From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Poster

yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
I never said I don’t like cats. Once, having been invited to a party, I went clothes shopping beforehand and bought a pair of expensive G-Star boots. They were two sizes too small but I wanted them so badly I figured I could just wear them without socks and cut my toenails very short. As the party was only a few blocks from my place, I decided to walk. After the first block, I lost all feeling in my feet. Arriving at the party, I stumbled into a guy named Steven, spilling Malibu & coke onto his white Wham ‘Choose Life’ t-shirt, and he punched me. An hour or so after the incident, Steven sat down in a chair already occupied by a cat. The surprised cat clawed and snarled causing Steven to leap out of the chair, slip on a rug and strike his forehead onto the corner of a speaker; resulting in a two inch open gash. In its shock, the cat also defecated, leaving Steven with a wet brown stain down the back of his beige cargo pants. I liked that cat.
Attached poster as requested.
Regards, David.


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
It’s a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David.
From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don’t come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I am willing to overlook this faux pas due to you no doubt being preoccupied with thoughts of Missy attempting to make her way home across busy intersections or being trapped in a drain as it slowly fills with water. I spent three days down a well once but that was just for fun.
I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
Regards, David.


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say lost.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Awww

Dear Shannon,
I don’t have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend’s cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter, I kept the cat in a closed cardboard box in the shed and forgot about it. If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn’t have put my mother in that home after her stroke. A week later, when my friend came to collect his cat, I pretended that I was not home and mailed the box to him. Apparently I failed to put enough stamps on the package and he had to collect it from the post office and pay eighteen dollars. He still goes on about that sometimes, people need to learn to let go.
I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
Regards, David.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww

Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Awww

I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says “I haven’t seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?” you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
I knew someone who had a basset hound that had its hind legs removed after an accident and it had to walk around with one of those little buggies with wheels. If it had been my dog I would have asked for all its legs to be removed and replaced with wheels and had a remote control installed. I could charge neighbourhood kids for rides and enter it in races. If I did the same with a horse I could drive it to work. I would call it Steven.
Regards, David.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Please just use the photo I gave you.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Fine. That will have to do.

Soon to be has-been?

It seems I can’t go through a day without hearing the name Justin Bieber.  Though I have yet to meet a single individual who likes the music of the lad, he seems to be *the* pop culture sensation.  Seeking to find out what the fuss was all about, I embarked upon a horrific internet journey. I viewed the YouTube videos that made him famous and I saw his “professional” work.  This is time I will never get back. I blame you, pop-culture.

The musician-child prodigy is nothing new – Mozart and Yo-Yo Ma instantly spring to mind. The aforementioned gentlemen had talent, however. Perhaps talent will one day again be valued as much as the ability of a speech-affecting boy to send pre-pubescent girls into apoplectic screeching. In the meantime, more power to Mr. Bieber I suppose. He is making a fortune and perhaps he has time to develop real talent before the pop-culture bus moves on to the next big thing.

Charlie Sheen’s wayward mentor

TMZ reports that Charlie Sheen’s “assistant” [quotes theirs], Rick Calamaro, is a bad influence on him.

Whoa! There can’t be many people capable of being a bad influence on Charlie Sheen. Kudos Mr. Calamaro. Kudos indeed.

Dinner with any American Living or Dead

What American, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with? This is typical of political debates these days. Fine. So, lets run with that. I wonder how some of these American figures, who I would consider as my choice for dinner, would react to modern America.

Thomas Jefferson. Possibly the most amazing American ever. His towering intellect, unending curiosity, and multi-facted talent put Jefferson on top of my list. I expect that Jefferson would be appalled by the extent of power concentrated in Washington DC. His sense of Federalism intended for America has disintegrated such that the various States no longer represent independent States linked together in confederacy, but rather exist as subjects to the Federal Government. Doubtless President Jefferson would have a good deal to say about any given subject, but I suspect that he would spend most of the dinner asking questions about technology, history, world affairs, literature, and art. My wish would be that I would be able to answer his questions and keep up with him intellectually. A tall task.

Abraham Lincoln. He should be a hero to all Americans. A man who had to make incredibly difficult choices and, ultimately was murdered for them. His legacy is as important to America as were those of the Founding Fathers. I believe that Lincoln would be proud that the United States had elected a black man as President, but would be disappointed and somewhat despondent about Obama’s policies. I think that he would be humbled and surprised at his inclusion at Mt. Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial in DC, and his status as one of the greatest Presidents. I suspect that Lincoln would find the current extreme divide between the left and the right familiar, but find the anti-Americanism of the left disheartening. The conversation would be thoughtful and serious I think.

Ronald Reagan. Reagan defeated Soviet Communism, rebuilt America (try and remember the sad disarray of the economy, the unpreparedness of the US military, and the cultural malaise), and ignited the economy. He is the conservative to whom all modern-day conservatives aspire. “What Would Reagan Do” is a question posed when considering any number of contemporary issues. I think Reagan would be pleased with the burgeoning liberty striving to survive in Eastern Europe.  Reagan always saw the Socialist roots in the left and would not be surprised in the efforts of Obama and the Democrats to drag the country towards Socialism. He would, however, be distraught at how complacent America had become in allowing such radicalization to take over the Democratic Party, and indeed, to gain complete control in Washington. I expect that the dinner conversation would be full of laughter and positive thoughts. He would likely joke that given that the main objection to his Presidency was the budget deficits, he ought to now be considered a hero to the left given their support for Obama’s incomprehensible deficits.

Who would you invite?

Now what?

So, the Dallas Cowboys are 1-4. That’s one win and four – count ‘em, FOUR – losses. Not exactly what was hoped for or expected. This was supposed to be the crowning year for professional sports’ most valuable franchise. Jerry Jones has built the premier stadium in all the NFL and it hosts the Super Bowl following this season. By all accounts, the Cowboys were among the favorites to represent the NFC in the next Big Game. Alas, reality has proven much different than projections, plans, hopes, and dreams.

Rather than fitting the team for championship rings, however, many are calling for coaching changes. Wade Phillips has never been fully embraced by the Cowboy faithful. While he has produced an impressive regular season record with Dallas, he has but one playoff win and has presided over annual late season swoons. Players seem to love Wade, but they rarely seem motivated to rise to a higher level. Mistakes, penalties, and a lack of focus mark this team.

So given the colossal disappointment that is the 2010 Dallas Cowboys, what is to be done? Many believe that, barring a complete turnaround, coach Phillips will be fired after the season. Previously, Offensive Coordinator, Jason Garret, was seen as the head coach in waiting, but given much criticism due to his play calling and the team’s inability to score, many see Garret to be on the firing line as well. The conventional wisdom is that Jerry Jones won’t make a move during the season because it is thought there is little to gain by a mid-season change and that Jones will wait until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place. I believe this thinking is wrong and that if a change is to occur, now may be exactly the time to do it.

First, I will allow that the Cowboys have played well enough to win every game this season and that it has been costly mistakes accounting for all four losses. As such, it is possible that Dallas could cut out the mental errors and go on a tear. With this in mind, I think the Cowboys and coach Phillips can be given a short leash – let’s say three games. If, after the next three weeks we find Dallas sitting at 4-4, I think it’s fair to let Wade finish the season and perhaps pull off a post-season run. On the other hand, if Dallas is 2-6 or worse, it’s time for change. Now. For the sake of this conversation, let us assume that Dallas is 2-6. The following is my prescription for the remainder of the season and beyond.

At 2-6 it is clear that the season is lost anyway, so why delay the inevitable? Indeed, by making the harsh move in-season, Jerry Jones would send a strong signal to the remaining coaching staff and all players that change is expected and that nobody’s job is safe. The obvious head coaching position will also be out in the open – allowing Jones to court prospective hires without worrying about upsetting the sitting coach. What about the interim? Give it to Garrett. Make him interim head coach. You will not be able to fully judge him on wins and losses as there will be some disarray, but if the soft character and lack of discipline and focus are attributable to Phillips, Garrett will have time enough to begin to affect changes in this regard. Perhaps he will run a much tighter ship and demand greater focus. If we see fewer mistakes and if the offense continues to produce *with* better point production, Garrett may well be the man. Clearly there will be a loss at defensive coordinator, as Phillips ran the D. Here you promote current secondary coach Dave Campo to defensive coordinator – a job he held previously for the Cowboys. Provided that Campo has sufficient grasp of the 3-4 scheme (unknown at this point), this could be a long term solution if all else goes well. If Garrett and Campo field a more disciplined and focused team that can translate all if their offensive firepower into points, you make these changes permanent and the team has a head start going into next season. Coaches and players will have 8 games to get comfortable – ensuring that everyone isn’t starting from scratch going into 2011. Now, if the team continues to struggle mentally, if Garrett can’t handle the duties of head coach and offensive coordinator, then you start looking for a new head coach. Again, you have a head start over looking only once the season is over. If this is the case, Jerry Jones needs to put a full court press on Bill Cowher. Cowher is proven and has a reputation for being tough and running a tight ship … essentially he is the anti-Wade. Jones can make a strong case for taking the job – he could easily be the highest paid head coach in the league, Dallas has boat loads of raw talent, and there is no higher profile gig in sports. The only real hurdle would be the perceived conflict between GM and head coach. Personally I think this is mostly a media driven divide. The much publicized rift between Jones and Jimmy Johnson set the stage and several failed coaches since has solidified the idea. However, any close Cowboy watcher noticed a shift with the hiring of Bill Parcels. Parcels ran the show and there was no effort by Jones to get rid if him. Since, Phillips can hardly be seen as hampered by JJ. Indeed, the incredible stockpile if talent on the team should indicate a GM doing his job. The lackluster drive and undisciplined play is a reflection of the head coach. If Cowher can buy into the talent, he would see an opportunity to make a run at a Lombardy Trophy in Dallas. Accomplishing this would solidify a Hall of Fame career. If Cowher takes the job, you give him the decision on Garrett. A Cowher head coach with Garrett as OC could be a frightening combination. If Cowher declines, you go for another proven coach with a reputation for fielding a disciplined team. Jon Gruden perhaps? Gruden certainly has had success and is known as both an offensive mind and a tough coach. Maybe Gruden could help tutor Garrett a bit – especially in regards to play selection in the red zone. The knock on Gruden is his mixed performance in Tampa after winning the Super Bowl. In fairness, the Bucs foisted terrible drafts on Gruden and his success there was in spite of the GM. Finally, current Panther head coach, John Fox, will likey be looking for a job next season. Fox has a defensive background and might pair well with Garrett.

So Jerry, if you’re listening, that’s my take.

California Voter’s Guide

National Candidates

U.S. Senate
Carly Fiorina
www.CarlyForCA.com

U.S. House of Rep’s, 49th District
Darrell Issa
www.DarrellIssa.com

U.S. House of Rep’s, 50th District
Brian P. Bilbray
www.BilbrayForCongress.com

U.S. House of Rep’s, 51st District
Nick Popaditch
www.PopaditchForCongress.com

U.S. House of Rep’s, 52nd District
Duncan D. Hunter
www.HunterForCongress.com

State Candidates

Governor
Meg Whitman
www.MegWhitman.com

Lt. Governor
Abel Maldonado
www.AbelMaldonado2010.com

State Propositions

Prop 19 – Vote NO (legalizes marijuana)

Prop 20 – Vote YES (fair redistricting for congress)

Prop 21 – Vote NO (increased vehicle tax)

Prop 22 – Vote YES (bans state borrowing; diverting taxes)

Prop 23 – Vote YES (suspends draconian environmental laws until economy improves)

Prop 24 – Vote NO (tax increase)

Prop 25 – Vote NO (allows legislature to approve budget with simple majority rather than current 2/3 majority currently required)

Prop 26 – Vote YES (requires 2/3 majority to raise fees)

Prop 27 – Vote NO (would allow politicians to draw their own district lines)

San Diego County Voter Guide

California Voter Guide

The Communist Manifesto and November 2nd.

The following is the 10 point program of the communist manifesto. Read though and see if any of it looks familiar. Note: I am *not* saying that Obama is a Communist, but I *am* saying that we might want to think  about the policies being pushed through by Obama and the Democratic Congress – all too often without our consent. Americans have a tremendous opportunity this November to take Congressional control back from the far left. Don’t let the opportunity slip by. Don’t be lax or complacent and don’t think that your vote doesn’t matter. Talk to your friends. Read on and understand the full significance of ideas and where they lead us.

Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
Obama has said, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” History has shown us that regimes which decide how much wealth one can have tend to confiscate private property (in the name of equality, of course). The Dems are also using energy and clean water bills to transfer more land to the Federal Government and to gain access over even the smallest body of water.

A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
We’re there already. The top 1% earners in America currently pay 37% of all the taxes, while earning 19% of all income. The top 5% pay 57% of all taxes while earning 33% of all income. The bottom 50% of earners pay only 3% of the taxes while earning 13% of all income. Even beyond this already progressive taxation, over 50% of all wage earning Americans don’t pay any taxes at all! Obama has repeatedly indicated that he wants the rich to pay more taxes – thus further implementing progressive taxation.

Abolition of all right of inheritance.
Obama has already raised the estate tax to 45% (up from a scheduled zero percent for 2010). Obama and the Dems have indicated that they see even more revenue to squeeze out of the estate tax. Ultimately resulting in an abolition of inheritance.

Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Here Obama and the left are twisting this tenant to further confiscate wealth from the ‘rich’ by giving free heath care, education, and welfare services to illegal immigrants. You can count on rebels (read conservatives) being targeted, however. The White House has already used the term un-American to describe those with differing views.

Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capitalmonopoly. and an exclusive
Obama has already got his fingers in the banking system. He used TARP to *force* banks, who didn’t request aid to accept Federal funds. Why? So they would be subject to Federal control.

Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
Nowhere is this more apparent than the left’s attempt to censor the Internet. The so called “net-neutrality” law would allow the FCC to monitor internet content and dictate what content is allowed. Obama is quoted as being “committed to net neutrality.” They don’t stop with the Internet, of course. Democrats are trying desperately to resurrect the Fairness Doctrine. Aimed directly at conservative talk radio, the Fairness Doctrine would force stations to provide equal time to leftist content. Given that liberal radio has proven unprofitable, many stations would eliminate all talk radio rather than be forced to broadcast at a loss for 50% of their day. Obama, a little more clever than his Fairness Doctrine comrades, has suggested that he is opposed to the FF, but he supports implementation of “localization” rules by the FCC which would again give the Feds control over content on the radio and TV (and we know how he feels about FoxNews). The left constantly pushes for more and more public transportation – to the point of rolling it into their climate bills. This would eventually force most Americans out of private transportation (due to high use taxes) and into government controlled transportation.

Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Government takeover of GM anyone? The bank bailout falls into this category here as well. The granddaddy of them all, however, is the government takeover of the health care system (more than 1/6 of the US economy).

Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Labor Unions are all but explicit Marxist front groups and all of their huge political money goes to the Dems. Obama and company are trying to give even greater power to Unions with the ‘card check’ legislation, which would eliminate the secret ballot and allow unions to pressure members who could no longer voice their opinions anonymously. Additionally, card check would make unionization more ubiquitous as the end of the secret ballot would leave workers who didn’t wish to unionize open to Union strong-arm tactics. This is all in addition to the increasing government involvement in private company hiring practices, and wages.

Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
Is there any doubt that we are not here already? Greater government control over agriculture and manufacturing only works to solidify this.

Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
Done. Support private schools, vouchers, and charter schools.

Out of touch Lefties continue to scratch their heads

One needn’t look very far for evidence that the left has lost touch with America. Just open your newspaper. Below are a few examples:

Like Carter, Obama is right, but doesn’t get credit. By Richard Cohen – Washington Post.

This article explains how Obama has done everything right, but somehow he can’t convince people of that fact. The problem here is that Obama had an eager and willing populace and a supporting media. If his solutions are seen to be faulty, it certainly isn’t because he has been portrayed badly or that people weren’t ready for solutions. The people, it turns out, are simply not too keen on Obama’s specifics. The flowery rhetoric just doesn’t cut it anymore.

GOP runs on the “Big Lie” by Jesse Jackson – Chicago Sun Times.

Here Jesse tries to suggest that Republicans are the party of “pink slips” and that Obama has been a job creating Genie. Somehow these mystery jobs haven’t shown up in the unemployment numbers – which continue to be much worse than under Bush. Jesse trots out the current Dem theme that all that ails us is Bush’s fault – conveniently leaving out that the economy and employment were in good shape when Democrats took over Congress in 2006. It has been since that point that the economy took a dive. Again, the American people know when they had a job and they aren’t seeing these astronomical phantom job numbers that Jackson and Obama talk about. Perhaps Jesse and company should look in the mirror when referring to the “Big Lie.”

Hey Small Spender by Paul Krugman – New York Times

Krugman returns to his “we haven’t spent enough” squaking. Americans seeing a deluge of red ink and projected $1 trillion deficits as far as the eye can see are in no mood to hear that we should be spending even MORE. Krugman explains that government really hasn’t grown under Obama and that the spending has been quite timid. He goes so far as to suggest that spending hasn’t increased at all, but rather it’s, “that there has been a disinformation campaign from the right.” Ahh I see .. the trillions upon trillions that the White House and the Congressional Budget Office have calculated in spending and deficits are really just part of Hillary’s Right Wing Conspiracy.

Back to Deadlock by Paul Starr – The American Prospect.

Starr argues that if the GOP takes over Congress – or even makes the Dem majorities too slim – all progress will stop in Congress. The great and far reaching projects the left has long desired might not actually get done. Mr. Starr misses the point that that is exactly what the American people want – to stop these destructive policies before they ruin our nation. People voted for Obama out of hope, but they have seen the reality is hopeless. Americans didn’t want a government run health care system, they don’t take kindly to the idea of the President asserting control over private companies, they don’t want to be taxed for energy use, and they think it’s unfair that a majority of the population should live off the sweat of the productive few. Obama and the left may call it progress, but most Americans see it as a path to debt, bankruptcy, and a loss of liberty. Deadlock is preferred over a headlong rush over the cliff.

These examples could go on an on – these were just published in the last 24 hours or so. Americans are onto them, however. The people aren’t buying what they’re selling this year and the left can’t understand why. The reason is simple – the lefties are out of touch. Ask anyone.