America Is OFFICIALLY Out of Crisis Mode!

Well, did I call this one or what? https://somestuffyoushouldknow.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/debt-ceiling-crisis-over-next/

Though not as highly publicized as previous Obama administration crises, in keeping with the whole Obama theme we were again threatened with government shutdown. If you listened closely, and you had to listen really close as apparently even Obama’s media is tiring of the whole “we’re all gonna die unless you give me your money” thing; you may have even heard a few of the same old disingenuous threats of SSI and military pay being interrupted. What we ended up with was another “kick it down the road” measure. Wow, whowoulddathunk?

For the most part I think the administration and their pets in the press have determined that we have crossed over the point at which manufactured doomsday scenarios cease to be effective means by which to create support amongst the people to hand over more of their money.

We’ve entered the “convince the people things are better than they seem and far better than they would have been” stretch of the campaign. A campaign that promises to be as ugly as any we’ve seen.

With one administration black eye after another popping up almost daily from Solyndra to Fast and Furious to virtually everything that comes out of Biden’s mouth and NOTHING in the way substantive, accomplishments on which to run; Obushdidit will once again rear his ugly head. He’ll act like the intellectual child he is and blame everyone else. Congress, Bush, the wealthy and the racists who value our sovereignty will all be demonized. Everyone but the leader of the free world will be expected to accept their “fair share” of the blame. All the while he’ll promise what he hopes is still an ignorant, racist base that if they only give him four more years and support his raping of the US economy of a few trillion more that THIS TIME he’ll really give the money to them.

Has this hack even commented recently on his promise of a couple of years ago that he’d not seek a second term if things were as they currently are after 3 years?

At any rate, this was a pretty easy call as Obama has become a pretty easy and monotonous read.

Answer Me This America

...of the people, by the people, for the people...

...of the people, by the people, for the people...

When your elected officials look you right in the face and essentially say, “I will not uphold my Constitutional responsibility to protect you from a foreign invader” are you getting what you expected?

When the federal government directly arms the cartels responsible for unprecedented slaughter in Mexico and on our southern border while tying the hands of local and state authorities who are trying to do the job the fed refuses to do, do you feel safer?

When our president addresses an assembly of Latino Americans and attempts to draw similarities between them and himself, siding with them against “law and order” Americans who he refers to as “our enemies”, do you feel tolerant?

When you live in a nation unlike any on Earth where liberty and personal freedoms surpass those of any past “free” society; the very existence of which is responsible for two centuries of unprecedented advancements for humanity, do you stand idly by and watch it squandered?

America is currently being attacked by both foreign and domestic enemies, working together to “fundamentally change” a nation whose unique brand of freedom has changed the world. The foreign enemy is disgruntled over what they’ve allowed to happen in their own country. Rather than attempting to fix the mess they’ve made at home, they chose to come here and hope they’re dead before they do the same thing here that they did there. The domestic enemy resents the implications of the “American experiment” in that we’ve proven that free men can work together and affect the prosperity of all mankind WITHOUT an imposing, elitist, god-like figure controlling their every move.

The founders didn’t go into specifics as to why all Americans should have the right to bear arms and what our course of action should be in the face of tyranny because they thought an oppressive regime might follow founding principal thereby defeating itself. They said what they said so as to ensure we’d not forget how to defend our Republic nor from where the attacks against it might come.

Letter To Obama’s Confused Campaign Staff

The following is an email I received begging me to give even MORE to our current president followed by my response. I know it was a waste of time to reply but even the most minute possibility of a computer glitch or some other event leading to my response being read by a living breathing human being working for the Obama campaign made it worthwhile.

I’ve obviously changed my personal information but everything else in the message was copied straight from Outlook which is the reason for the weird formatting.

From: Julianna Smoot, BarackObama.com
[mailto:info@barackobama.com]

Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:44 PM

To: Some Stuff Obama Shoulda Known

Subject: Replace that old sticker

Stuff  —

I love seeing 2008 bumper stickers on cars and bicycles when I travel across
the country. But as we start to see Republican gear hit the streets, what
about making sure people know you’re supporting the President in 2012?

You can do that with a 2012 campaign car magnet. Will you donate $10 or more and
we’ll send you one?

Yes, I want one.

No thanks, but I want to check out what else is in the store.

Maybe you’re wondering how putting a magnet on your car will help re-elect
the President.

When people see us out in the neighborhood showing support with our clothing,
our dog leashes, our cars, or our water bottles, it starts conversations. You
might get a chance to tell someone why you’re supporting the President, and
maybe even convince someone to sign up to volunteer.

At the very least, you’ll show everyone that you’re on the President’s team
— and you’re proud of it.

Even if a car magnet isn’t for you, the 2012 store just got stocked up with
some great new stuff. Stop by today if you haven’t in a while:

http://store.barackobama.com

I look forward to seeing you out and about with your new gear.

Thanks,

Julianna

Julianna Smoot

Deputy Campaign Manager

Obama for America

Contributions
or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible.

This  email was sent to: SomeStuffObamaShouldaKnown@GiveMeYourMoney.com

RESPONSE:

Are you kidding me?

Has the entire nation not been mandated to make increased “donations”
to Obama since he took office?

What happened to his claim that he would not seek a second term if it were
clear he had failed in the first term? Well? Does someone really think this
one might go into overtime?

No one and I mean NO ONE could make conservatives in droves long for
another Clinton Whitehouse the way Obama has.

BTW, I too am currently taking donations for a worthy cause. I’m
calling my cause the Help Arrogant Poor White Americans “Inadvertently”
Victimized By Obama’s Calculated Siege On The Vile And Despicable Wealthy As
The Same Are For Some Reason No Longer Hiring Fund”. It’s the
HAPWAIVBOCSOTVADWATSAFSRNLHF for short. Every little bit helps. Even a
donation as small and insignificant as one tenth of one percent of the
Solyndra payback would help more than you could imagine.

On a personal note “Ms. Smoot”, the Euro-socialist dream is over in
America. If after all we’ve been through in the past couple of years you
STILL honestly feel that endless federal entitlements and government
intrusion into every aspect of everyday life are good things I would strongly
recommend moving to Greece. Actually, I hear the uh, … weather is currently
poor in Greece. France  might be a better bet…for the time being.

Obama goes Herlihy Boy On Jobs Speech

"For the love of God, pass the bill!"

Well despite my claims that I would be doing ANYTHING but watching the president’s big, secret jobs speech last night, I did watch. I had to. I was so sure I KNEW what we’d hear in the president’s long awaited speech that I had to see if I were right. Of course I and all those who expected more of the same from our one trick pony president were accurate in our assumptions however, I could have never guessed the laughable angle the president would be taking to make his tired drivel sound new.

Perhaps it’s my ultra-vivid imagination but after the eighth or tenth instance of hearing the president plead with lawmakers to “pass the bill now”, I half expected Biden to jump up and say, “What’s wrong with you people? For the love of all things holy, pass the boy’s bill now!” For anyone unfamiliar with the reference I’ve posted a link to the original. Watch it and you make the call.

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi826212377/

Actually, had Biden and Obama done a Farley/Sandler routine it may have played well for the president as it would have been the only new and unexpected aspect of Obama’s typical “Obaminizing”. As was expected by most, Obama’s big plan to FINALLY create jobs and stimulate the economy is in fact Obama’s old plan to create jobs and stimulate the economy. Thirty-three minutes of road construction, calls for the wealthy to “pay their fair share” (which is apparently some unknown percentage of income as opposed to a shared personal responsibility to pay for basic, essential government services), and downplaying the crippling economic effects of the staggering level of new federal regulations enacted to pacify big donors and special interests. For all the pomp and glitz surrounding this jobs plan, it turned out to be as big a waste of time. Broad, generic suggestions largely centered on short-term construction jobs that will eventually end leaving the beneficiaries in the same position they’re in now. The only difference will be that the national debt will likely be pushing $20 trillion the next time the US has to borrow or “create” money to extend their unemployment benefits.

This “big f-ing deal” as Uncle Joe might put it, was a campaign speech detailing the predictable course of things to come and laying the groundwork to make that course possible. Who wouldn’t expect Obama to campaign on his index finger; pointing it at everyone but himself that is?

Obama has absolutely nothing in the way of success to tout going into this campaign; no, not even the killing of Bin Laden. That came about as a result of intelligence gathering going back to the Bush administration. All Obama had to do with anything was making the decision to go or not to go once presented with the intelligence. In my opinion, this executive decision was as much a no brainer as getting up and getting dressed. With this record of failure, the same kind of record Obama promised would lead to him NOT seeking a second term, all the man can do is what he’s always done, play the blame game.

In that respect, this speech is being considered a success by the Whitehouse today. Clearly, they’re sure the American people are still so stupid as to see Obama’s opponents as the villains for refusing to go even further on a proven failed path. This is in fact the platform of Obama’s campaign which started on the “black bus from hell” tour and continued last night. More disingenuous claims of Republicans being “the party of no”, more repulsive claims of domestic terrorism toward the Tea Party, and more insulting statements like, “Well, things could be worse”.

Some have questioned the intelligence of Texas governor Rick Perry in the media recently. It’s funny those kinds of claims can so quickly be made of a governor few knew much about until a few weeks ago. Yet, in the case of a man whose claims over the past two and a half years have so often assumed the ignorance of his audience they see utter genius.  

Solyndra: Obama’s Standard For the Future

"Sounds good to me. It's not my money anyway."

 The Fremont, CA solar cell manufacturer made famous by a visit and endorsement from the president in 2010 announced last week that they were broke. Solyndra has announced they are ceasing operations and that their 1,100 employees would be laid off immediately.

Solyndra gained national attention in 2010 when it became the first so-called green company to receive a federal loan guarantee via the stimulus. Shortly after winning the loan, Solyndra was blessed with a visit from the president during which Obama presented Solyndra as evidence of the administration’s commitment to green energy not to mention job creation. The Department of Energy claimed the massive $535 billion loan would create 3,000 construction jobs for as long as it took to build the facility after which there would be 1,000 permanent jobs created by Solyndra.

The Office of Management and Budget had strong misgivings in offering the loan to Solyndra. The OMB as well as Solyndra’s auditors voiced concerns over the company’s ability to compete globally a mere two months prior to the president visiting the company. Despite clear indications that Solyndra was a bad investment, the administration pushed to have the loan approved. A short time after securing the loan, Solyndra cancelled its scheduled public offering of company stock and announced the closing of its old facility. Despite the writing on the wall, the DOE was so sure of Solyndra’s future success that they restructured the loan this past March.

All of this got the attention of congressional lawmakers as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Sterns (R-FL) started an investigation months ago that has turned up some interesting facts. Congressman Sterns and the committee investigating the treasury’s backing of the Solyndra loan were forced to submit a subpoena on July 14th after months of their requests for information being ignored.

Though the administration has obstructed the committee’s investigation since the beginning, it has been made clear that the DOE and the OMB were aware of the Whitehouse’s interest in securing the Solyndra loan. It’s also been revealed that there were several communications between the Whitehouse and the DOE and OMB during the course of their review of Solyndra and that the Whitehouse monitored the entire process. In addition, and possibly tying everything together, it’s been found that a major campaign donor and donation bundler from Obama’s 2008 campaign, George Kaiser,  is one of Solyndra’s major investors.

Today, it’s being reported that the FBI has raided Solyndra’s Fremont offices. I’ve already heard one pundit claim he believes this is an attempt to secure documentation to be used against Solyndra in a lawsuit which will attempt to get the people’s half a billion back. However, if this is the case the whole thing is for show as the HECC’s investigation has also uncovered that the government agreed to have subsequent private investors in Solyndra paid back before the government can hope to see anything.

It’s also being reported today that the administration is set to guarantee another $425 billion in loans to two new solar companies.

Even if you support so-called stimulus money being spent on so-called green jobs, wouldn’t it be better to have the recipients fully vetted and only those most likely to succeed be granted the loans? Once again, Obama has used our money to line the pockets of his political allies as opposed to helping those who contributed the money.

The announcement of more federally backed loans for solar companies is likely nothing more than a smoke screen intended to take the focus off the irregularities surrounding the Solyndra loan. In essence, the president is willing to waste another half billion in an after-the-fact attempt to appear objective and truly dedicated to green industry, as opposed to simply picking whose going to get our money.

From The Editor: Up Coming “Stuff”

Ok, so I’ve not been keeping up with the “timely updates” claim of my site heading as of late. Unfortunately, the kids starting back to school and my oldest son heading off to college are the least of my writing issues lately. Granted, I have been quite busy but I have still found time to write. The problem is the time I have found has been so limited and erratic so as to only allow time for research and notes OR writing PART of an article. In addition, I’ve started a series of articles chronicling The American Revolution which will be posted here on “Some Stuff”, however not until I have enough of a head start to ensure I can release a new article every couple of days for the duration of the series. I’m thinking another week before I start publishing these…if all goes well.

At any rate, I’ve been hella ADD lately and have several unfinished articles from the past few weeks that though not as current as I would have liked I will be posting.

Getting back to my current work on The American Revolution; this labor of love came about as a result of the many conversations I’ve had with my oldest son on the subject as well as my own belief that most Americans are either misinformed or entirely uninformed in regard to the founding of this greatest of nations. At this point I have decided to focus less on the battles and more on the demographics and politics of the time both here and in England. As I write this I’ve already written one article entirely devoted to Lexington and Concord and the subsequent carnage Gage’s troops endured as they attempted to make their way back to Boston. However, aside from the pivotal battles I’m steering clear or I fear I’d never finish. One of my motives in writing the series is to set the record straight on things like rebel and loyalist sentiment, the truth on the whole “taxation without representation” exaggeration and to shed some light on the near civil war raging inside of English Parliament over the colonies leading up to the declaration. The difficulty is in getting my point to fit into 500-700 word articles. It’s simply not possible in some cases.

So, what was intended to be a quick post to explain why some of my upcoming articles may seem a bit out of date has quickly turned into over 400 words. I hope you all keep reading and check out this Revolutionary War series hopefully next week.

See ya!