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Remember when John McCain said this…

and then was ripped to shreds by Obama and his media minions about being out of touch with economic realities.

I just think he doesn’t know,” Obama said in Grand Junction, Colo. “He doesn’t get what’s happening between the mountain in Sedona where he lives and the corridors of Washington where he works…. Why else would he say, today, of all days — just a few hours ago — that the fundamentals of the economy are still strong? Senator — what economy are you talking about?”

That was on September 15, 2008 when the Dow closed at 10,917. We were summarily told that McCain was a crazy old bat for saying that the fundamentals of the economy were strong; fundamentals, which he described as the ingenuity and work ethic of Americans. Fast forward to March 13, 2009 when the Dow closed at 7223 and we have our charlatan-in-chief popping up from behind the teleprompter give us this whimsical pearl:
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This is meant to be an addendum to the post I made earlier about hESC funding by Obama. Apparently the EO signed by Obama does more than just fund hESC research, it does it at the expense of all other Stem Cell funding.

All that fluff and bull from Obama during his speech about “use sound, scientific practice and evidence, instead of dogma” and not even the government website from the National Institutes of Health that give info about stem cell research can point to a single treatment offered by hESC research. All they can offer is excuses as to why no treatments have been found.

Have human embryonic stem cells successfully treated any human diseases?

Scientists have been able to do experiments with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) only since 1998, when a group led by Dr. James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin developed a technique to isolate and grow the cells. Moreover, Federal funds to support hESC research have been available since only August 9, 2001, when President Bush announced his decision on Federal funding for hESC research. Because many academic researchers rely on Federal funds to support their laboratories, they are just beginning to learn how to grow and use the cells. Thus, although hESC are thought to offer potential cures and therapies for many devastating diseases, research using them is still in its early stages.

Allow me to answer the question in a clear way that normal people would like to be answered. Because I know that folks in DC have such a difficult time answering a direct question I will provide a simple example that they are free to follow.
Question:Have human embryonic stem cells successfully treated any human diseases?
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Mitch McConnell (Senate Minority Leader) came up with a way to show the scope of the disgusting spending orgy that DC has been engaging in for the first 50 days of Obama’s administration.

“In just 50 days, Congress has voted to spend about $1.2 trillion between the Stimulus and the Omnibus,” McConnell says. “To put that in perspective, that’s about $24 billion a day, or about $1 billion an hour—most of it borrowed. There’s simply no question: government spending has spun out of control.”

Think about that. $1 billion per hour. They spend that and then have the gall to stand in front of cameras and assure us that they are being responsible and this spending is necessary to bolster the economy. Liars.
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As usual, Obama delivered a well polished speech that was sure to incite praise from his fans. Also, as is typical, Obama managed to speak for nearly an hour without actually saying anything of substance. He speaks with a vagueness that Bill Clinton could only dream of. He laid out some goals about his plans in such a way that he would never have to admit that he didn’t meet them because it would be impossible to prove.
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President Obama signed the stimulus spending  legislation into law today. Hooray. We are now strapped to over 1 trillion dollars of debt at the whim of a Political machine product of a president that spent more time campaigning to be president than he did doing his job as a senator. It’s been under a month into his presidency and he is defaulting on his promises are falling left and right. Remember when he said that the public would have 5 days to read through a bill that landed on his desk before he signed it? I do. Let’s refresh our memory regarding the most recent presidential lie:

Lets see here. The House voted on it on Friday, the Senate voted Friday evening. so… Saturday (1), Sunday (2), Monday (3), Tuesday (3.75). Lets count again to be sure if Mr. Beacon of Hope is actually going against his word. One. Two. Three. Fo… Not even 4 days and he signs it. The most expensive piece of legislation in our country’s history and most of the clowns in DC haven’t even read the whole thing. The pages of the bill were posted on the Thursday night (12th). Here is Tom Price perusing his copy of the stimulus bill when he finally got it on Friday morning. Here’s the video showing the scope and size of the bill.

Tom Price points out only a couple specific pages, how many problems do you think will be in the full text? This is a sickening display. The congressmen didn’t even have 5 days to read this thing. Obama has been proven a liar over and over and over again. They all scream in unison like chicken little that we need to act quickly and responsibly yet this behemoth of a package is passed with lightning quick haste and almost zero accountability, the House republicans weren’t even invited to help draft it. Then to cover their tracks they have their minions in the media all parrot the same line about how this bill is so transparent. Bull Crapola. Welcome to Bipartisanship, Democrat style.

Given the fact that Obama’s word carries the weight of a party balloon we know that when he said today that this bill is

a balanced plan without earmarks.

he was full of it. The only truth in that sentence is that this bill is ‘a plan’. Its a particularly horrible plan, but it is a plan nonetheless. What balance is there? House Republicans were locked out of the drafting process and not one of them voted for this pile and only 3 Senate republicans were foolish enough to cast there support. Further, to claim that a bill that is essentially 80% special interest pork spending has no earmarks is laughable. The only reason there are no typical “earmarks” is because the entire thing is full of pet projects. No earmarks needed to be added to it because every congressional rat put whatever they wanted in the original draft. Obama is totally disingenuous in this claim and he knows it. While everyone else in the country faces lean times by tightening their belts and adjusting their budgets DOWNWARD, the Ivory tower set spend more and more of our money, but its ok they all think they are smarter than we are, just ask Joe Biden.

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Obama is about to facilitate the largest expansion of government EVER. An expansion that puts the New Deal to shame. Here are some numbers to think about (inflation adjusted):

  • The Louisiana Purchase: $217,000,000,000.
  • The race to the Moon: $237,000,000,000.
  • The New Deal: $500,000,000,000.
  • The Iraq War: $597,000,000,000.
  • The Rape Our Children’s Future Stimulus:$1,173,000,000,000. (more…)

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Yesterday the house passed the spend.spend.spend.bill, but they did it without a single vote from a Republican. Barack didn’t need any votes from us but he went after them anyway, not in an attempt to unify but rather in an attempt to spread blame when this plan inevitably crashes and burns. Well done House Republicans, I thought some of you would be overwhelmed by the size and the shiny sparkle of the Presidents bandwagon, you weren’t. You made me proud on this one. Its a wonderful thing to happen, you actually voted as conservatives. Now we all have to wait and see what the ninnies (more…)

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