Obama Video Address: June 27, 2009

This week President Obama shares his satisfaction with the clean energy bill recently passed in the House of Representatives. Critics such as John Boehner say that the legislation will only raise costs to consumers and put intolerable burdens on home builders, home sellers and others. From what I can see, the Republican alternative lacks any incentive for compliance nor any punishment for non-compliance. Once again, as in the case of Republican budget alternatives, the GOP has done little homework and offered flimsy thin solutions that do not provide a viable alternative to what is being championed by the Democrats. The two party system only works in this country when both parties bring good ideas to the table. If the Democratic agenda has major flaws, the Republican party has no one to blame but themselves for its passage. As I have said repeatedly on these pages, we need a Republican party with fresh and intelligent ideas, and not just a bunch of naysayers. I don’t see that yet.

And now, the President of the United States of America:

Sanford Addendum: What I Did For Love

Normally, I don’t clutter my Obama Video updates with off topic stuff but this week I just had to revisit the Mark Sanford fiasco. I was appalled by the release of private e-mails between Sanford and his mistress, Argentinian former journalist Maria Belen Chapur. Be that as it may, what amazes me even more is the near unanimous free pass the Governor is getting from lots of TV commentators. MSNBC’s Mike Barnacle has stated “the heart wants what the heart wants”. On ABC’s “This Week …”, none other than hardass Kathleen Parker tried to remind the panel of talking heads how irrational being in love can be.

What the heck is going on here? Has the media gone all mushy romantic on us? Is there some secret inside-the-beltway scuttlebutt that Jenny Sanford is a “bitch” who deserves to be cheated on? I am truly puzzled by the way several folks in the media have elevated Sanford above your standard card carrying adulterer (e.g. Spitzer, Edwards, Vitter, Ensign, Clinton, etc.) simply because he exchanged lovey-dovey e-mails with his mistress and was friends with her before he got down and dirty with her.

Have almost nine years of marriage made me forget the power of “being in love”? Or is the media full of horsepucky? Well in my home, the verdict is in, emphatically. Mrs. Lawson has stated unambiguously that Sanford, being a married man, has “no right to be in love with another woman”. To make matters even clearer, I cannot find any trace of my hiking equipment anywhere in the house.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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76 thoughts on “Obama Video Address: June 27, 2009

  1. Did Obama happen to mention that the House passed the bill before anyone had a chance to read the whole thing?

  2. Wow. For a second there, I thought Rutherford was actually going to defend the bill.

    And….then….he said….Republicans suck. On to the next topic.

    Seems to be the theme around here.

    In fact, I’m not totally sure I like a government with “good ideas”. Sometimes the Rabbit likes a government with “no” ideas.

    Rutherford. Your man is in office. Support him! Let me hear why I should be enamored with this massive bill. After all, I’m not paying for the Republican plan, I’ll be paying for this bill.

    You know what makes teenagers silly? As all adults know, its easy to “rebel” against the universe. It’s much more difficult to defend the decisions that are made in the real world.

    I find it so telling that one of your main subjects around here is Palin. Or the Tea Parties.

    Smoke bombs my friend. Teenage stuff.

    You’re a Harvard grad for God’s sake. Why the hell should I support this energy bill? And don’t tell me to watch C-SPAN. The Rabbit did. They refused to discuss what was in the bill nor read the damn thing.

  3. Did he mention that they are regulating CO2, something that we exhale and that plants breath?

    Did he explain why he is violating states rights by forcing California standards nationwide?

    Did he explain why he wants to control us through regulating energy?

    Did he explain why he wants to screw over this country?

  4. “If the Democratic agenda has major flaws, the Republican party has no one to blame but themselves for its passage.”

    Why is that? Its the Demomarxists tax and kill bill. They are the ones who wrote it and didnt read it when they voted for it. You know, just like the pork bill earlier this year. They are in such a hurry to destroy this nation, they dont even have time to read what they pass.

  5. I’m not sure I get the response of Obama on this Honduras thing. The president of Honduras was clearly defying their constitution and Supreme Court, essentially creating his own plebiscite-Napoleon style-in which he would be able to stay in power for longer. Nobody is contesting those facts. While instability in Central America aint cool, maybe Obama should be staying out of this instead of clearly taking sides.

    Then again, I’m not terribly well read on this yet.

  6. To make matters even clearer, I cannot find any trace of my hiking equipment anywhere in the house.

    So love means making sure you can’t get away ?
    What was the vote ? 219-212 ? Hardly the mandate the AlGore whores want anybody to believe. That’s a vote count on a bill that almost everyone believes is flawed regardless of where they stand on the issue. Bottomline this isn’t a climate bill it’s a revenue and control bill. Remember that when you have to freeze this winter.
    Honduras. Hate to be the devils advocate but the leftist FOC (friend of Chavez) was actually working with in the law trying to change a law. Equally he was spanked by the law for firing the big banana general who eventually escorted him to Costa Rica on Air Exile.
    This coup isn’t something we should get excited about. Out of fear of Chavez’s sabre rattling and the new found leftist cohones at OAS the world is going to pay lip service to LA in the form of pressure on the military. Sad really. To gain brownie points with LA Obama will slyly play along but never control the issue. this will be used down the road by Morales,Ortega,Zelaya and f course Chavez to paint th picture of USA irrelevancy and weakness in the region. No matter how you slice this for the USA this epic Gringo fail. Thank you Obama.

  7. R regarding the GOP on this debacle.

    Even as Democrats have promised that this cap-and-trade legislation won’t pinch wallets, behind the scenes they’ve acknowledged the energy price tsunami that is coming. During the brief few days in which the bill was debated in the House Energy Committee, Republicans offered three amendments: one to suspend the program if gas hit $5 a gallon; one to suspend the program if electricity prices rose 10% over 2009; and one to suspend the program if unemployment rates hit 15%. Democrats defeated all of them.

    On those criteria how would’ve you voted on the amendments ? Safeguards like that are exactly the intelligent line items you want in a piece of legislation. Instead we’re getting hosed with a very unilateral hammer to the head

  8. A little bit about a lot…

    Well in my home, the verdict is in, emphatically. Mrs. Lawson has stated unambiguously that Sanford, being a married man, has “no right to be in love with another woman”.

    Assuming for the moment Mrs. Lawson is liberal, and I am almost sure that would be a fair assumption, sounds like the real brains in the house is wearing a dress – Hawwwvard, or no Hawwwvard. Finally, something I find I am in complete and total agreement with a liberal. Kudos to the Mrs. Rutherford. Now maybe she will take the explanation a step further and beat some sense into the man of the house for even asking.

    The president of Honduras

    Don’t know a damn thing about the coup down in the tropics. But applying a little critical thinking for the moment, if this boob a friend of Chavez and they just ran him out, it’s got to be a good thing. A little roasting on the public square would have been even better.

    Obama Video Address: June 27, 2009

    Never listened to one yet – not about to start now. The last man on earth I want to hear anything about. He should be hocking Vegematics on late night TV.

    Clean energy bill recently passed in the House of Representatives

    I’m torn on this one. The biggest part of me knows, that not only is global warming a progressive scam of biblical proportions, it is a scam of such proportions that it could eventually send our economic into the dink.

    However, another part of me wants this bill passed so that the American public is punished financially for their stupidity of electing Jimmy Obama, the Vegematic salesman and his band of deviants, thugs, goosesteppers, perverts, thieves, and general dumb asses.

    I believe the only way to prevent Obama from continuing to fool the masses of bleating sheep, is for the sheep to feel the burn with job losses, starvation, rioting in the streets, and a complete collapse of life as they knew it.

    When we run Obama and his band of thieves and misfits out of office, it should be done with such force and exaltation that our children learn to never make the same mistake again.

    The outcome must be so overwhelming, that our politics rebuilt from the ground up – sending a clear message to both parties that from now on, the people will again rule the Republic and not the politicians.

  9. When will the thug in chief nominate a Christian Czar, a Jewish Czar, a Hindu Czar, a Buddhist Czar, an Atheist Czar, a pagan Czar, a Wiccan Czar, a white Czar, a black Czar, a Latino Czar etc?

    When does this insanity end Dodger? I swear, the Russian Empire had less czars than the Obama politburo.

  10. Elric,

    Nice avatar Tex 😆

    Thanks! I couldn’t have done it without you. Pissed my lib local paper off so bad, they booted me for using it.

    Too bad for them I’ve got a dynamic IP address and numerous socket puppets. I was back on in a matter of minutes. I think they gave up – my post is still there. 😈

  11. “Thanks! I couldn’t have done it without you. Pissed my lib local paper off so bad, they booted me for using it.”

    LOL You would think they would think it was a compliment.

    And NP. Glad you found a good use for it. The web site I found it on is a very good site, not just for funny pics, some great articles as well.

  12. Sometimes I feel clueless. Hell….I don’t even know what is in massive billion dollar spending bills. Forget about the secret waivers for lobbyists.

    By the way, imagine how the notion of “secret waivers” would have sounded on the campaign trail!

    Obama: “We will give these waiver thingies, that you will never see, allowing any lobbyists on my cabinet that I want, some in very powerful positions. ” (….crickets chirping)

  13. Alfie: “Honduras. Hate to be the devils advocate but the leftist FOC (friend of Chavez) was actually working with in the law trying to change a law. Equally he was spanked by the law for firing the big banana general who eventually escorted him to Costa Rica on Air Exile.”

    Word is that the rules in Honduras are that constitutional reform be initiated by its parliament, not its executive. If that is correct, then the FOC was not working within the law.

  14. Elric, now that does it! I used to take drum lessons back in the day, and when I hear Islam persecuting a drummer, well that is indeed the last straw. You have finally shown me the light.

    Islam = evil 🙂

  15. You are finally learning Dodger. Perhaps there is hope for you after all.

    “The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance.” – Hadith Qudsi 19:5

  16. “We didn’t have the votes — and we had to have this vote,” said a leadership aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “This was the big one for us. [Pelosi] staked her prestige on this one. … This was her flagship issue, and this was a flagship vote for us.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/24364.html

    Its all about them Dodger, never about the American people. When will you drones get that?

  17. My favorite politician in the world, bar none

    This quote from Elric’s cited article:

    “Or does he think: “OMG! So all I have to do is vote for Wilders, and then we might finally be able to get rid of all this cultural enrichment! WOO-HOO!””

    Get rid of cultural enrichment? Does it get any more ignorant than that?

  18. “R”,

    I have a question for a liberal black man. One who swooned over Jimmy Obama while the campaign in full swing.

    As consumer confidence slips further, and as Obama shown to be a weak-minded narcissist and dangerously naive; as Obama’s Marxist economic plans laid bare and he proven to be utterly incompetent as he starting to show now in both idea and leadership; as talks of impeachment for gross incompetence begin to circulate; as the cowards of the MSM starting running for cover like the roaches they are, no where to be found; as unemployment dips further and hyperinflation soon follows…

    How will the blacks such as yourself treat this failure of epic proportions? Will they be honest and admit as much that Jimmy Obama was no man to lead a country even in the best of times and completely over his head? A lie that was propagated on an apathetic and gullible public, led by phonies from the white thinking themselves superior while masking their own form of hideous racism? Or will blacks blame it on the white man and the system, leading to all sorts of conspiracy theories and riots in the streets?

    Inquiring minds want to know… 🙂

  19. Tex, I’m working on just getting “R” to make some kind of statement on the newest bill, with no success. So good luck with that one.

    The one thing about Republicans is that they make an argument. They defended the war in Iraq. Defended the tax cuts.

    It seems Obama supporters have amazingly become apolitical.

    Even “political blogs”!

    Just look at Rutherford’s take on Cap and Trade.

    You’re still looking aren’t you.

    There is no “take”.

    Look how quick Chen disappeared.

    This is what happens when we flirt with demagoguery. To this day, Joseph Stalin attracts hundreds of thousands to amass in singing crowds on his birthday.

    There will never be a rational critical analysis of Obama in our life time.

  20. “There will never be a rational critical analysis of Obama in our life time.”

    Nope. Look at Dodger. Dodges every criticism of the thug in chief. Cant defend it so he ignores it.

  21. Case in point. Dodger didnt comment on any of the posts I had about the thug in chief today. Just two incoherent comments about islamic oppression in Crapistan and about Geert Wilder.

  22. Rabbit & Elric,

    I think “R” starting to see through the smoke, though he will never admit it because he is still convinced that any party but the Democrats the party of the rich, white man – the Klan, if you will.

    However, “R” is more than capable of seeing through the smoke. The question is, will he ever have the stones to admit the error in his judgment? There’s a difficulty I have found it all hardcore libs who suffered greatly from BDS for eight years – the willingness to admit they were wrong. That Obama’s only shining moments have been in justifying Dick Cheney’s decisions, then shuffling the cards if they were his original ideas.

    It is strange Rabbit how Chen took off not soon after the election. At first I just attributed it to tiring and having to defend the indefensible daily. That Chen had poured his meager savings and own soul into the election, waiting for his “free stuff” and the sale of more Saturn commissions. But then Government Motors sold him out. Now, I’m beginning to think what happened is shame has set in. The shame of being proven wrong in passing judgment, and believing Obama THE ONE instead of THE GROSSLY INCOMPETENT – of being fooled into believing what the MSM wanted him to believe. Chen now clearly wears the badge of “I’m a rube”.

    I thought I would take great delight in the day Rutherford and Chen were forced to admit they were busted – their man a rudderless banana boat captain and nothing more. I have waited for anticipation to tell them “I feel your pain”.

    But like the abandoned, rabid dog who can’t find a home, all I can muster is pity. A pat on the head and a cookie tossed for the downtrodden and malnourished, even as they still snarl and bare their teeth.

    Ah, to hell with this. Let’s beat their worthless asses some more! 😆

  23. Tex,

    I agree. Dodger isnt defending much anymore. He just ignores the tough questions as if that will make things better. The sooner he mans up and admits to what he elected the better for him and his family. We dont need all the drones, but to fight this tyranny, we will need some of the drones to wake up. Thuggy’s dropping poll numbers is a good sign.

  24. Just two incoherent comments about islamic oppression in Crapistan and about Geert Wilder.

    Elric, perhaps you need to sharpen your reading skills. I found nothing incoherent at all about the two comments you mentioned.

    Muslims hardly have a monopoly among the religious in thinking that music and other forms of art are frivolous, bordering on blasphemous wastes of time.

    As for Wilder, my statement was very simple. The author was enamored of the idea that Wilder supporters held “cultural enrichment” in disdain. I find that attitude ignorant and I said so.

    You’re funny. On the one hand you get annoyed when I “ignore” your citations but when I comment you prefer not to engage. By the way, I hope you realize that if I did comment on every citation you post, I’d have a full time job on my hands.

    What I’d like to see quite frankly, Elric, is a bit more of YOU writing in full paragraphs. On that, you should take a lesson from Tex and Rabbit (and others). Anyone can copy/paste an article link and accompany it with an “Obama is a thug” throw-away line. Honestly, I’ve had WeaselZippers, JihadWatch, Hotair, and American Thinker commenting on this blog, with you simply saying, “yeah, what he said.”

  25. “Muslims hardly have a monopoly among the religious in thinking that music and other forms of art are frivolous, bordering on blasphemous wastes of time.”

    Start quoting religious texts and please show me where this is happening as well. Back it up Dodger

    “As for Wilder, my statement was very simple. The author was enamored of the idea that Wilder supporters held “cultural enrichment” in disdain. I find that attitude ignorant and I said so.”

    Well you are a multiculturlist so you would think so. And for the record, he doesnt oppose “cultural enrichment”. He opposes immigrants coming over in droves and expecting the host cultural to assimilate to an immigrants culture instead of immigrants assimilating into the host nations culture.

    “You’re funny. On the one hand you get annoyed when I “ignore” your citations but when I comment you prefer not to engage. By the way, I hope you realize that if I did comment on every citation you post, I’d have a full time job on my hands.”

    I am engaging Dodger. You just choose to avoid anything that deals with thuggy.

    “Anyone can copy/paste an article link and accompany it with an “Obama is a thug” throw-away line.”

    Well the thug in chief makes it pretty damn easy. 🙂

  26. Or will blacks blame it on the white man and the system, leading to all sorts of conspiracy theories and riots in the streets?

    LOL, never before in my life have I seen so many “sky is falling” scenarios. I can’t really answer your question Tex because I reject your main premise. We’re barely five months into the term and Obama is an abject failure?

    I can only guess that what I read here in the comments and elsewhere on the web is the consequence of a society force fed reality-show TV and constant melodrama. If Obama is right about anything, he is right that things are seldom as good or as bad as the extremists on both sides make them out to be.

  27. Regarding comment 41, Tex, and I say this with complete sincerity, do you know you are FAR more entertaining here than you were in the Chamber? If Chen could only see you now, he’d hardly recognize you. Well, he’d recognize your politics of course. 🙂

  28. I agree with Rutherford on Elric.

    No doubt about it, there have been links I have enjoyed, more then a bunch I skipped and a very few that were just a waste of time.

    Now, if those links were all related to the piss poor blog Rutherford wrote about the latest money fuck in Congress, then I’d say go for it. But to post 16 links on the man’s blog and then call him out for not answering to everyone of them is ridiculous.

    Rutherford has to be the only blogger on Earth that would put up with it.

    Elric, I challenged you to tell me why Obama’s handling of the Iranian uprising weakened national security and also to write what you thought Obama should have said. Had Tex taken that stance, I assure you I would have been slammed with some very lucid paragraphs leaving me, at the very least, in no doubt which way the wind blows..

  29. Rabbit, I’m sorry I’ve disappointed you by not launching into a major discussion about cap and trade.

    By now you ought to have figured out (and this level of honesty will come back to bite me I’m sure) that I don’t debate matters that I’m not up to speed on. That is not to say that I may be deluded into thinking I am better up to speed on certain matters than I really am but if I know that I don’t know jack-shit about a topic, I don’t usually debate it.

    In the case of the energy bill, I looked at Boehner’s statement (posted by my one-man-conservative research team of Elric66) and then followed John’s link the “Republican alternative energy plan”, which in my opinion was no plan at all.

    I don’t know enough to give you a plan but I do know enough to see when someone is blowing smoke. As I’ve said before here, wouldn’t it be nice to live in a country where we had two sets of intelligent solutions from which to choose on the important matters of the day? Instead, we get solutions from one side and “that won’t work” from the other. Sad.

  30. “Elric, I challenged you to tell me why Obama’s handling of the Iranian uprising weakened national security and also to write what you thought Obama should have said.”

    Because he propped up the mullahs who are determined to get nukes. Obama sat on the sidelines and still the mullahs said he meddled. They know thuggy wont do anything to stop them.

    As to what Obama should do. Help out Israel when they do attack Iran later this summer instead of sacrificing them to a nuclear attack.

    “No doubt about it, there have been links I have enjoyed, more then a bunch I skipped and a very few that were just a waste of time.”

    Im crushed

    “But to post 16 links on the man’s blog and then call him out for not answering to everyone of them is ridiculous.”

    I thought I would give him various topics since he wont answer anything on thuggy. 🙂

  31. Start quoting religious texts and please show me where this is happening as well. Back it up Dodger

    I’m not going to quote scripture … I’m going to give you real life. One of my best friends is married to a Jehovah’s Witness and she refuses to participate in her children’s birthday parties because such celebrations are somehow disrespectful. Sorry, Elric … nutjob beliefs don’t begin and end with Islam.

  32. And of course, no Jehovah’ Witnesses are threatening people that do play music. The are weird but its not a violent ideology like islam.

  33. LOL a freakish cult is indeed in the eye of the beholder, although I will grant you that I’ve not read any recent accounts of JW’s beheading anyone. 😀

  34. Rutherford, the House just passed a MASSIVE plan which is endorsed by Obama.

    Again. I don’t care about the Republican plan.

    The fact that you took the time and researched the Republican plan but chose to remain oblivious to the one that PASSED, says it all, man.

    You’re failing as a blogger. Step it up.

  35. “If the Democratic agenda has major flaws, the Republican party has no one to blame but themselves for its passage” -R

    Don’t you just love it? If the Democratic agenda fails, it’s the Republican’s fault. If Obama and the Democratic house rapes this coutnry for a generation, its the Republicans fault.

    Must be nice to be a Democrat. Fail proof!!!!

    Given Rutherfod’s posts, in summery, I have come to learn that no matter what Obama does, it will never be his fault.

    Tex, we have your answer you were looking for earlier.

  36. “LOL a freakish cult is indeed in the eye of the beholder, although I will grant you that I’ve not read any recent accounts of JW’s beheading anyone. :-D”

    You know why Dodger? Because its not in their scriptures and their prophet never chopped anyone’s head off. You can comprehend that difference, cant you?

    “The fact that you took the time and researched the Republican plan but chose to remain oblivious to the one that PASSED, says it all, man.”

    Thats why I call him Dodger

    “Given Rutherfod’s posts, in summery, I have come to learn that no matter what Obama does, it will never be his fault. ”

    Took you that long to figure that out?

  37. Rutherford: “I used to take drum lessons back in the day….”

    I knew there was a reason I like you.

    I’ve spent more than a few hours back in the day behind a set of drums playing in various heavy metal garage bands.

  38. I will let you be the judge of that.

    My primary drum influences are Bill Ward (old Black Sabbath drummer) and Dave Lombardo (Slayer).

    That is why I played “back in the day,” and not now. I got too old and out of shape, and couldn’t keep up with my own standards.

  39. Oh and Red Pill, if you were a Lombardo fan, you should try Grip Inc. It was his band when he took a hiatus from Slayer. Not Slayer sounding but still some good drumming and some good music. Id even send you some mp3’s of them if you wanted. Or you could find them on your own. Just a thought

  40. I’m familiar with Grip Inc. and have seen him with his other side project, Fantomas, a couple times.

    He actually lives a couple towns away from me, in California’s High Desert. I met him once through a mutual friend I am no longer in touch with, but it was just a brief introduction and handshake before a show in a small local club.

  41. Regarding comment 41, Tex, and I say this with complete sincerity, do you know you are FAR more entertaining here than you were in the Chamber?

    😆 I think I’ve been insulted. That may have been the crusher.

    I’m nicer here cause I figure there may come a time Mrs. Lawson steps on the board like Mrs. Taylor does, on those rare occasions when she has had enough and tells me to “Hey, knock it off!!”

    Mrs. Taylor’s other famous line to me when she wants my attention is, “Focus. Focus. I need you to focus.”

  42. Well Tex, you may have provided some unintended insight into why Chen abandoned his blog. As you may recall, his girlfriend didn’t appreciate the time he spent blogging …. but maybe it goes deeper? Maybe he didn’t want to tempt fate and have her login and witness the constant onslaught that he received regularly from you and Rabbit? 🙂

  43. Elric …. FINALLY I see a human being behind the jihad watch! A dude who likes heavy metal. Took a long time to get that nugget out of you.

    Well, Elric and Red Pill, while I took lessons for a while I never went very far beyond banging and never had the thrill of playing with a band. I think my style, had I developed more, would have been Keith Moon (a drummer for whom I really don’t have much respect … drummed way too helter skelter for my taste). As for whom I would have aspired to? I would have given anything to drum like Jon Bonham. I maintain he was the best rock drummer to walk the face of the Earth.

  44. “Elric …. FINALLY I see a human being behind the jihad watch! A dude who likes heavy metal. Took a long time to get that nugget out of you.”

    What? Someone who likes metal cant also know the truth about islam? And you like John Bonham? Learn something new everyday. Never got to see him but did see Neil Peart. At least I got to see one of the legends.

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