06/9/10

I’m Just a Spill

From: Barack Obama’s Oil Spill’s Blog

BO: OOF! You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to get to this Capitol Building here in Washington. I think I’ll go golfing instead. But I wonder who that sad 700 gazillion barrel plume of black liquid is out there in the Gulf?

I’m just a spill.
Yes, I’m only a spill.
And I’m bearing down on Capitol Hill.
Well, it’s a long, long way
Until BO can leave this morass.
It’s a long, long wait
While He looks to kick someone’s ass.
But I know I’ll bring Him ruin someday
At least I hope and pray that I will,
But today I am still just a spill.

BO: Gee, Spill, you certainly have a lot of potential to tar-ball my presidency.

Spill: Well I got this far. When I started, I wasn’t even a spill, I was just the second largest oil deposit in the world. Some folks back home decided they wanted gasoline in their cars and lights in their homes, but they didn’t want it to come from their backyard, so they called their local Congressman and he said, “You’re right, there oughta be a law to push drilling way off shore.” Then they made my employer come find me. But there was an accident, and no one knew how to fix me because I was a mile under the sea. And I became a spill, and I’ll remain a spill until your people decide to come for you because they know you haven’t a clue about what you’re doing.

I’m just a spill.
Yes, I’m only a spill.
And I’m bearing down on Capitol Hill.
Well, it’s a long, long way
Until BO can leave this morass.
It’s a long, long wait
While He looks to kick someone’s ass.
But I know I’ll bring Him ruin someday
At least I hope and pray that I will,
But today I am still just a spill.

BO: Listen to the American people arguing! Is all that discussion and debate about me?

Spill: Yeah, you’re one of the unlucky ones. Most community organizers never even get a chance to look for crisis in opportunity … but you don’t even know what to do with it. In a way, I kinda hope they never find a way to cap me, so that someone might stand up and yell “You Lie!”

BO: Lie?

Spill: Yeah, as in YOU lie to the American people. You know, like when you said it was your responsibility to fix me, what, with all your geophysics qualifications. Oooh, but it looks like I’m gonna live! BP just put a soft cap on me and I’m still gushing like a volcano!

I’m just a spill.
Yes, I’m only a spill.
And I’m bearing down on Capitol Hill.
Well, it’s a long, long way
Until BO can leave this morass.
It’s a long, long wait
While He looks to kick someone’s ass.
But I know I’ll bring Him ruin someday
At least I hope and pray that I will,
But today I am still just a spill.

BO: You mean even if I bow to the whole world no one will take me seriously? My simply being great won’t be enough to plug your damn hole?

SPILL: Yes, that’s called a libtard. If the President is a libtard, he’ll dither and dawdle and sing Beatles songs with an aging hippie while I bathe the coastline with my oily sheen and put people out of work during a time when your country needs jobs, jobs, jobs more than they need a pretender in office.

BO: By that time it’s very likely you’ll be sloshing at the door to my office. It’s not easy to screw up a presidency, is it?

Spill: No!
But how I hope and I pray that I will,
But today I am still just a spill.

Congressman: The people voted, Spill! Now you’re a legend!

Spill: Oh yes!!!

UPDATE: Special thanks to Doug Ross and Weasel Zippers and The Reaganite Republican for showing the spill some love. Not everyone is looking for an ass to kick.

06/9/10

Weekly Featured Profile – Jan Schakowsky

By: Trevor Loudon
KeyWiki

Jan Schakowsky

Jan Schakowsky a pro-Socialist Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 9th district of Illinois. She has been close to Chicago Democratic Socialists of America – or its predecessors since the 1970s. Schakowsky was recruited to help with the famous Chicago Grape Boycott by a young United Farm Workers union leader, Eliseo Medina who is today, executive vice president of the SEIU and an honorary chair of the DSA. When she ran for Congress in 1998 she was endorsed by Chicago DSA – as was Socialist DSA member, Danny K. Davis. The Chicago DSA said of her, “She’s an old friend of DSA and a real fighter.” In May 2000, Schakowsky was given the Debs Dinner award by Chicago DSA leader, the late Carl Shier. In 2000 she also served on the welcoming committee for the Chicago Memorial Service for Richard Criley, a long-time activist with the Communist Party USA and a leader of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.

In 1996 she worked alongside Quentin Young, Alice Palmer and 117 others, serving on the board of Illinois Public Action. At the 1996 IPA convention, Schacowsky stated, “The American people are not ideological; therefore, the way to go is to attack private power.” In 2003, Schakowsky and John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO were among those presenting awards at a human rights awards memorial on behalf of the far-left think-tank, Institute for Policy Studies. The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, supported Schacowsky in her successful bid for representative for Illinois. In turn, she gave her devoted support to newcomer Barack Obama when he too ran for representative for Illinois. Schacowsky is also a member of the DSA and IPS-linked Congressional Progressive Caucus. (more…)

06/9/10

Links To Visit – 06/09/10

Wizbang – In Memoriam: Hugh Slatery (Hat Tip: Lorie Byrd)

Rest in peace Hugh… You will be missed and all our prayers go to your family. May they have lots of people with loving arms around them.

ABC News – ‘Cow’ protest to meet Al Gore (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)

Phyllis Chesler – Heroic, Wounded Israeli Soldiers Honored in New York City

examiner.com – Jon Runyan tackles politics with a familiar playbook

examiner.com – Mexico throws bogus pity party for another illegal immigrant

The Jawa Report – Jawa Exclusive: NJ Jihadist Carlos Almonte hated Jews too, was “Death to all Juice” guy (Bumped – *Sticky)

Los Angeles Times – Massive oil spill. Now, what about a massive leak of U.S. diplomatic cables? (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Bob McCarty Writes – Serious Flaws in Homeland Security IT System

examiner.com – The Conservative complex of State Rep John Taylor

examiner.com – Mexican President denounces Arizona for ‘torture’

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06/9/10

Financial News Update – 06/09/10

Obama unveils $400 million in aid to Palestinians

Bernanke: Fragile Economy Can’t Bear Spending Cuts, Tax Hikes Now

Bernanke Escalates Debt Warnings

And These Guys Are In Charge

Those Who Do Not Understand National Income Accounting…

The Road to Serfdom as a Comic Book

US Best for Growth – Say What?

False Meme of Anarchy?

Bid to curb EPA’s regulatory clout on climate nears Senate showdown

Senate Dems close on jobs bill

Obama Lobbies Elderly on Benefits of Health Law

U.S debt to rise to $19.6 trillion by 2015

Study: Economy Shrank as Obama Stimulus Failed to Fuel Growth

The Blog Prophet of Euro Zone Doom

You can’t fight – or do business with – City Hall

Morning Bell: Unions Just Flushed $5 Million of Your Tax Dollars Down the Toilet

Greece is tapping China’s deep pockets to help rebuild its economy

Wall Street reform: Congress starts to deal (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

White House official: ‘Organized labor just flushed $10 million down the toilet’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Is President Obama Using Executive Powers To Organize Angry Anti-Capitalist Protests On The Streets Of America? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Is The White House Coordinating With SEIU To Lead Protests Against Capitalism? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

U.S. Embraces Model That’s Failed Europe (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Markets About to Turn Nasty, Buy Barbed Wire: Advisor (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Stash Cash for Next Stock Market Flash Crash (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Deficit reduction commission bailed out by White House (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

We need swift, wise fiscal action to fend off financial disaster. (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Flaherty Warns of Entitlement Crisis on CNBC; Blasts Obama’s $250 Checks for Elderly (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Beware of falling prices (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Double dip recession: What are the odds? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Gold: The World’s True Reserve Currency (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Gold breaks record as investors fear recession, currencies (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Spain grinds to a halt as workers stage national strike over austerity drive (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

ObamaCare nails its first “villain” (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Health Care Freedom Act Resurrected (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

AFL to White House: ‘Labor isn’t an arm of the Democratic Party’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Amish Farming Draws Rare Government Scrutiny (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

BP lobbied for tax hikes, stimulus, Wall Street bailout

HOTEL ROOM IN NYC: $35,000 A NIGHT!

Teens Face Worst Summer Job Market in 41 Years

Bankruptcy filings are nearing record 2 million

Yorke: Music industry on verge of collapse; Major record labels will ‘completely fold’ within months

IMF: Risks to global economy have ‘risen significantly’

Bernanke Says Federal Reserve Will Take `Necessary’ Steps to Aid Recovery

Stocks in U.S., Europe Rise, Metals Gain on Report China’s Exports Surged

Greek Debt Default Is Seen by 73% in Poll of Investors Doubtful on Trichet

Sarkozy, Merkel Urge Faster Action on Sovereign Swaps Market, Short Sales

Microsoft May Augur Convertible Revival; Altria Taps Debt: Credit Markets

Moody’s Gives Aaa Rating to Riskier CMBS, Citing Underlying Loan Diversity

GM’s Treasury-Led IPO May Hand Wall Street Bankers Lowest Fees in Decade

SurvivalBlog:

Gold Rises to Record on Demand for Haven From European Crisis

The Future… as a Large, Sullen Stranger

Forget PIIGS, US Debt is Out of Control

US government is killing its own economy

Long-Term Unemployed Now 46 Percent of Unemployed, Highest Percentage on Record

Increasingly Hawkish Fed Ponder Raising Rates

Secretive Bilderberg Club Said to Decide Fate of Euro

Greece to Sell Assets to Help Pay Down Deficit

Spain, Italy Sink from Contagion

Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits Record High

ECB Warns of More Bank Loan Losses

GM’s Fast Turnaround Slams into the Euro Crisis