Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pelosi: Ted Kennedy Can Now Rest

Gag.

Mary Jo Kopechne unavailable for comment.

“Ted can now rest. He’s finally f*#%ed everybody in the country.”

Actually, stamping Ted Kennedy’s name on what will eventually amount to a massive tax increase for increasing numbers of Americans as companies dump out of insuring their employees privately isn’t entirely inappropriate.

And this:

Maybe Ted’s been reincarnated. If John Roberts is spotted drinking Chivas tonight and chasing tail at Au Bar it’ll be confirmed.

(h/t Twitchy)

Latest Government Regulation Gang-Bang Victims: Miniature Golf Course Owners

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I used to know a guy who owned a miniature golf course. He didn’t make much money at it (especially considering in Michigan it could only be open a few months a year), but he maintained the business for many years on a slim margin. Not unlike the latest swimming pool regulations that have had public pool owners saying it’ll be cheaper for them to close the pool than to upgrade to meet new regs, other businesses operating on a slim margin will find it more economically feasible to just close up shop rather than spend money they’ll never be able to recover to satisfy federal regs.

The latest victim is miniature golf courses:

Although the Justice Department has extended the deadline for America’s hotels to comply with regulations regarding handicap access to swimming pools, new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines are already being applied at miniature golf courses, driving ranges, amusement parks, shooting ranges and saunas.

Among the provisions in the “Revised ADA Standards for Accessible Design,” which went into effect on March 15, is one requiring businesses to allow miniature horses on their premises as guide animals for the disabled. Another limits the height of slopes on miniature golf holes.
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The 2010 ADA standards for Accessible Design require that at least 50 percent of golf holes on miniature golf courses be “accessible” – with a ground space that is “48 inches minimum by 60 inches minimum with slopes not steeper than 1:48 at the start of play.”

So, yet another sector of business is on the way to being regulated to death.

Next up on the bureaucrat agenda, making mini golf holes less difficult so they don’t damage the self esteem of players:

Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare: Brace for Impact; Update: Obamacare Upheld Almost in its Entirety

Update: Et tu, Justice Roberts? The David Souter of the new millennium.

This isn’t the end of the trail. The only to get rid of Obamacare now is via the ballot box. A solid majority of Americans oppose, and Republicans running this year should keep that in mind. Stay focused and motivated and the left can still be crushed in November.

The individual mandate was ruled constitutional as a tax. So the long and short of it is, everybody’s taxes just went up and if you already have a health care plan you like, you probably won’t for much longer.
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Well, today’s the big day. I’m covering the decision(s) today over at Michelle’s place, so keep up on that here. Normally I don’t cross-post, but something this big deserves to have two blogs going. The implications are many, for the nation as well as on the upcoming election. Put your head between your knees and brace for impact. No, your own knees, Mr. Clinton.

Also, this afternoon the House is expected to vote to find Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. We’ll probably get to that in a separate post.

Until the Supreme Court’s issues its ruling, enjoy this photo taken yesterday of Joe Biden using the Vulcan Mind Meld to suck the intelligence from an innocent bystander:

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DNC Now Raffling Off Lunch With Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

And to think I thought the gift registry was a sign of campaign desperation

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First prize: Lunch with DWS

Second prize: Three lunches with DWS

Third prize: Five lunches with DWS

If this is part of Michelle Obama’s master plan to get me to want to eat less, it’s working.

They shouldn’t legally be able to call this a prize. It’s more like the punishment a nun at a Catholic school might dish out to a student she caught behind the rectory looking at a Penthouse and playing with himself.

Obama Sends Out Email Saying He Doesn’t Have Big Money Donors Like Romney, Resumes Spending Day Hosting $35,800-a-Head Fundraisers

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A little while ago I received an email from an Obama campaign that is in epic whine mode about how they’re being outspent (trust us Mr. President… nobody can outspend you).

Here’s part of it:

The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn’t hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney’s campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.

As I was joining the president in damning those evil rich bastards who give to Romney and not to Obama, CBS News’ Mark Knoller tweeted this right on cue:

Not only are Romney’s supporters rich, but they’re also stupid! If we’re to believe what Obama says, these people are more than likely giving their money to the wrong guy.

Here’s the entire email. Just keep in mind it’s from the same people who recently earned a record eight Pinnochios in two days from the WaPo fact checker:

I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have so far.

I’m not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous outside groups — I’m talking about the Romney campaign itself. Those outside groups just add even more to the underlying problem.

The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn’t hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney’s campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.

And, again, that’s not including the massive outside spending by super PACs and front groups funneling up to an additional billion dollars into ads trashing me, you, and everything we believe in.

We can be outspent and still win — but we can’t be outspent 10 to 1 and still win.

More than 2.2 million Americans have already chipped in for us, and I’m so grateful for it. As we face this week’s fundraising deadline, please make a donation of $3 or more today.

Every donation you make today automatically enters you to join Michelle and me for one of the last grassroots dinners of this campaign — today is your last chance to get your name in.

These dinners represent how we do things differently. My opponent spent this past weekend at a secretive retreat for the biggest donors to both his campaign and the super PACs that support him.

I’ve got other responsibilities I’m attending to.

Donate today to stand for our kind of politics:

https://donate.barackobama.com/June-Deadline

Thank you,

Barack

He forgot to mention the gift registry. Whoops.

Mr. President, if you’re the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election effort, don’t take it the wrong way — it’s just that so many people are willing to give their last nickel in order to send you back to Chicago.

USDA: Get on Food Stamps, Look and Feel Terrific!

Last night at Breitbard News I ran across the below radio PSA produced by the Department of Agriculture.

This apparently came out a few months ago, and it certainly helps explain why food stamp usage skyrocketing 70% in just four years. Last Tuesday the Senate voted to reject any cuts to the food stamp program — and why should they? Food stamps are raising the self-esteem of Americans everywhere:

“Food Stamps: You’re gonna like the way you look!”

Obamacare Decision Coming Thursday at 10 a.m.

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The Supreme Court didn’t take Nancy Pelosi’s word for it that the “Affordable Care Act” is constitutionally ironclad, so they heard the case and their decison on Obamacare will finally come Thursday around 10 a.m.

Based on the mood of the Court today, I’m thinking we should prepare for a split decision with parts upheld and parts struck down.

I do still think the individual mandate is doomed. Then again, I’m not a lawyer. But enough bragging.

Non Shocker of the Day: Obama Holds Big Lead Over Romney Among Latino Voters

As a wise man once said: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; Take his fork and he’ll vote for you for a lifetime“:

WASHINGTON – President Obama has built an overwhelming lead among Latino voters, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of Hispanics finds, as Republican challenger Mitt Romney faces a difficult path ahead to make inroads among what has been the nation’s fastest-growing ethnic group for a generation.

The president leads Romney 66%-25% among more than 1,000 Latino registered voters surveyed April 16 to May 31, matching his muscular showing in the 2008 election among Hispanics. Romney is in the weakest position among Latinos of any presidential contender since 1996 — and in those intervening 16 years their percentage of the electorate has doubled.

Romney’s concerning me here because his answer to this is to be “Obama-lite” and offer his own version of what Obama’s doing. It reminded me of the 1994 Senate debate when Mitt tried to out-Kennedy Ted Kennedy.

Romney is not going to win over the Latino vote, and in his futile attempts to do so he risks further alienating some of the Republican base with whom his political relationship is already tenuous at best. Mitt should avoid pandering and instead outline how the conservative approach is the best thing for all Americans and is fair to those Latinos, and immigrants in general, who took the time and did the paperwork to become legal US citizens. But maybe Romney doesn’t agree with the conservative approach.