The corruption of Washington.

August 2011
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Where were they?
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Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 3:34 pm

Where were they?  Where are they now?     

I wonder where the MMM (See April 15th rant.) was when BHO declared that he had visited 57 of the states?
When the justice department refused to prosecute the new black panthers?
While BHO uses federal money to spread the relection word?
When the regime created and still maintains political web sites for BHO?
When BHO hires Jeff Immelt at the head of the Jobs commission?  (This is the guy that is sending some 50,000 jobs to China and cutting about 35,000 jobs here.)
When Moochele takes lavish vacations at the taxpayers’ expense? (About $10,000,000 so far.)
When the DHS investigated the background of people making Freedom Of Information Act requests?
When the regime consistently refuses to uphold the illegal immigration laws of the country?
The BHO administration said that a panel of experts had agreed with their plan for a 6 month Gulf Coast drilling moratorium, when in actuality none of them had supported the measure?
When BHO instituted a third drilling moratorium after the first were thrown out of court?
When BHO directed the EPA to unilaterally set carbon emission standards, thus bypassing Congress?
When BHO Attempted to bribe of Rep. Joe Sestak with job offers to get him to drop out of the Senate primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter?
All of these things would have been fron page news, and not just for a day, if a Republican was President.

I could go on but I guess you get the point.  They were busy reporting important things like Ben & Jen’s latest breakup, Michelle Bachman’s mistake on where John Wayne was born, who’s the mother of Sarah Palin’s son Trig, the condition of the Republican presidential contenders’ hair, how stupid people of faith are and other really important things like that!

Thank goodness we have people like Tim, I’ve got a tingle up my leg, Mathews,  and Rachel Madcow with their totally unbiased reportage.  The network anchors and reporters are no better, they are just a tad more subtle than the MSNBC zealots.   For example; Katie Couric playing gotcha with Sarah Palin.  Another example is when any of them interview BHO and the most difficult question is, “What flavor ice cream does Malila like?”  When they interview any conservative, they want to know the meaning of life and God forbid they get it wrong.

The MMM is one of the biggest reasons that BHO got elected.  They are the only reason BHO has any popularity among normal people.  Please look at my past rants for full(er) lists of the things BHO and his minions have done and of the malfeasance of the media in protecting them.  The current bunch of MMM bufoons are skid marks on the shorts of journalism.

Barrack Obama was out jogging one morning along the parkway when he tripped, fell over the bridge railing and landed in the creek below. Before the Secret Service guys could get to him, 3 kids who were fishing pulled him out of the water. He was so grateful he offered the kids whatever they wanted. The first kid said, ‘I want to go to Disney World & Barrack said, ‘No problem, I’ll take you there on Air Force One.’ The second kid said, ‘I want a new pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes. Barrack said, ‘I’ll get them for you and even have Michael Jordan sign them.’ The third kid said, ‘ I want a motorized wheelchair with a built in TV and stereo headset.’ Barrack was a little perplexed by this and said, ‘But you don’t look like you’re handicapped. The kid said, ‘I will be after my dad finds out I saved you from drowning.’

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Who do they think they are?
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Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 1:59 pm

The Obama regime, for the second time since 2009, has raided Gibson Guitars in search of illegal wood.  The first time they confiscated a large quantity of Madagascar ebony.  They claimed the wood was imported illegally but were proven wrong.  Gibson still doesn’t have the wood back after 2 years!  WTF?  There is the document that BHO and his minions continually ignore called the Constitution.

Now they are claiming that Gibson has illegally imported Indian wood and surely will be proven incorrect once again. has a good article on the raids    Also see the WSJ  Another good blog is written by Bob Barr, former presidential candidate, congressman, and federal prosecutor.  The key quote, ” The government treatment of this American company - one of the few bright spots in domestic manufacture of music instruments is disgraceful, counterproductive and mean spirited.–-“from-my-cold-dead-hands

Another aspect of this raid is the fact that Tennesee is a right-to -work state.  Could this have something to do with it.  BHO has been using the NLRB to bully American companies that are trying to expand operations in right-to-work states.  Why not the Fish & Wildlife Service?  

There are a couple of things that really piss me off about these raids. First of all, what the hell is the government doing trying to control such things as what wood companies use in their instruments?  OK, I know some woods are rare and may become extinct.  I also know there are unscrupulous operators that would deplete the rarest woods for gain.  Ask yourself this question: Why would Gibson, who the government has already shown a prejudice against by wrongfully accusing once, take such a foolish chance for such a small reward?  Second, why does it require agents armed with sub-machine guns to enter a music instrument manufacturer’s factory and confiscate wood?  Are they afraid someone will hit them over the head with a guitar??   NAZI Germany and the Soviet Union used tactics like this to control people in their regimes.

I’m sure that eventually Gibson will be cleared of any wrong-doing but in the mean time; the company’s reputation has been tarnished.  They have and will be put to considerable expense.  Customers will be inconvenienced and sales will be lost.  God only knows when their illegally confiscated property will be returned. 

This Regime has to be completely washed out of Washington in November of 2012 and until then they must be fought on every front.  Write, call and visit your Representatives and Senators offices and let them know that the onerous regulations, unfair practices and the exorbitant taxes are killing businesses and jobs.  It is the only way we will be able to avoid the disaster that is BHO!

Q: How do you starve a liberal?

A: Hide his food stamps under his work boots!

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Drop Eight Zeros
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Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 3:55 pm

This is an article by Arland Brunson at  It explains our debt in terms that we can relate to.  It shows you what a joke the leadership in Washington has played on us all. 

Drop Eight Zeros

the family

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that heads off an unprecedented U.S. financial default and begins the process of curbing the country’s spiraling debt. With less than 12 hours to go before the deadline, President Barack Obama promised to sign the measure immediately.

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The U.S. Congress sets a federal budget every year in the trillions of dollars. Few people know how much money that is so we created a breakdown of federal spending in simple terms. Let’s put the 2011 federal budget into perspective:

U.S. income: $2,170,000,000,000
  • Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
  • New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
  • National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
  • Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000 (about 1 percent of the budget)
It helps to think about these numbers in terms that we can relate to.   Therefore, let’s remove eight zeros from these numbers and pretend this is the household budget for the fictitious Jones family:
  • Total annual income for the Jones family: $21,700
  • Amount of money the Jones family spent: $38,200
  • Amount of new debt added to the credit card: $16,500
  • Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
  • Amount cut from the budget: $385
“And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.” Gen. 47: 16
Arland Brunson
For The Family

Please forward this to your family and friends!

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A minute away from England
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Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 12:37 pm

We are about a minute from England.  The riots there are starting here already.  In Philadelphia a band of youths have been beating and robbing people in the tourist and shopping areas.  In Milwaukee, at the Wisconsin state fair there has been mob violence.  (Not the godfather kind, the roaming bands of thugs kind.) Finally, although you won’t see much reporting of it in the MMM, there is growing mob violence in Chicago.  I am sure there are examples of this kind of violence starting in more of our large cities. 

The UK Mail Online’s Max Hastings has a great, although kind of long, article which does a good job of characterizing the rioters in England and the mobs here in the US. It is well worth reading because the same thing is happening here.  One quote from the article states: “Every firm in the land knows that an East European — for instance — will, first, bother to turn up; second, work harder; and third, be better-educated than his or her British counterpart. Who do we blame for this state of affairs?”

I use this quote only to point out a similarity between the problem here and the problem in Britain.  Regardless of the root causes, (poverty, abuse, disenfranchisement, poor education, (There is a whole article there!) lack of parenting or whatever; the fact is that you have kids that are unemployable, bored and just plain ignorant unsupervised and pretty much un-cared for.  What Mr. Hastings points out in his article about the British rioters is true about a growing part of our population.

Ann Coulter’s article in Townhall brings it a little closer to home. 

Many of the kids in this country have tattoos running up their arms and around their necks, their pants are down around their knees and they do not have a relationship with a bar of soap.  Who are their parents? Who taught them?  I don’t mean math, English or history, although that’s a good question too.  I mean, who taught them to be human beings and how to interact with society?

Who is going to hire them?  Not you or anyone else.  Unfortunately I can hire an illegal alien to do what they won’t do (because they can just collect a welfare or unemployment check without having to do a damn thing and they know it.)  Since the current regime won’t enforce our borders it’s easier to hire the illegal as well cheaper. 

As the entitlements start getting cut as they are in Europe the thugs and bums will be more and more bold.  We are but a short moment from England.    

An American, an Icelander, a Frenchman, a German, a Ugandan, a Syrian and a midget tight-rope walker went into a bar.  The bartender looked up and said, “Is this a joke?”

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Would you hire Chris Mathews?
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Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 1:19 pm

You no doubt have heard of the phone hacking scandal going on in Britain.  The short version is that a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch hacked on some important peoples’ phones and got caught. B.F D. The US media has done a lot worse. 

What makes this a scandal at all is the fact that Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News and so the MMM has latched onto this like a bulldog in heat.  If this were the LA, NY Times or the Washington Post it would be studiously ignored for the no big deal it is.  The hackers got caught and the paper was closed down after 168 years of publication.  Quite a punishment, don’t you think?   Let’s see that happen to the NYT!

Of course all the leftists are screaming for investigation of Rupert Murdoch himself.  It doesn’t matter that the paper is just one of the hundreds of businesses that Murdoch owns.  It doesn’t matter that the chances of him knowing anything about the hacking are about as good as BHO doing a good job as President.

That leads us to the Scandals known as Operation Castaway and Fast and Furious.  Fast and Furious is the one you probably have heard a little about.  This is where the Justice Department was allowing (Not just allowing but facilitating) guns and explosives to be shipped to Mexico to Drug cartels.  This resulted in the killing of at least one dead U.S. Border Patrol agent.  A whistle blower brought that scandal to light and it promises to have ties all the way to Erik Holder’s office.

You haven’t heard of Operation Castaway only because we don’t know of any US agents being killed by this one - yet.  Here we have weapons being funneled to Honduras where the most dangerous gang in the US, MS-13, has strong ties.  This one also points to the Justice Department as the hand behind action.

Holder has been stonewalling all attempts of Congress to get to the bottom of these scandals.

If you ever had any doubt the MMM is more corrupt than an SIEU organizer at a Demoncratic fundraiser, the juxtaposition of these three stories should set you straight.  The MMM is trying to eviscerate Rupert Murdoch for something he surely wouldn’t approve of, let alone know about.  At the same time they aren’t reporting stories that surely would land Holder and his cronies in a federal prison. 

Any Republican under the same circumstances would already be stripped, tarred and feathered, and ridden out of Washington on a rail. 

Most of the left-wing propaganda newspapers and magazines are losing readership faster than Anthony Weiner can take a picture of his Anthony. The Liberal cable channels have less audience than the cartoon network.  Soon some of these morons will have to come around because unless they want to go back to flipping burgers they will be looking for legitimate work. 

Would you hire Chris Mathews?

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