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  • just a conservative girl 2:21 PM on 07/27/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Liberal Logic – Rahm Emanuel Edition 

    Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor, has put his liberal logic on full display for all the world to see. You see, the mayor decided to weigh in on the Chik Fil A non-controversy by announcing Chik Fil A doesn’t share “Chicago Values”. Really? It wasn’t all that long ago that the mayor admitted that some in his city have the wrong values.

    Now this same man has decided that the city needs the help of The Nation of Islam to patrol the streets to help cut down on the unending violence in the city now being dubbed “MurderTown”.

    So this idiot liberal would like to keep Chik Fil A from expanding in the City of Chicago, which of course violates our laws, because they believe in traditional marriage. This belief, held by millions around the country, is simply that marriage is between one woman and one man. It in no way wants to see discrimination against homosexuals. Gay people can do what ever they want to do with that one exception. That is it. We don’t call for violence against people, we don’t call for the death of anyone. We are simply stating that the institution of marriage is something that is held sacred and by redefining marriage we are being asked to accept beliefs that violate our religious views and conscience.

    Islam, however, is a very different story:

    The Sunan Abu Dawud, named after its editor, is another reliable collection of hadith. Ibn Abbas reports the following about early Islam and Muhammad’s punishment of homosexuals: . . . “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done” (vol. 3, p. 145, no. 4447).

    The next one from the same collection says that an unmarried man who commits sodomy should be stoned to death: “Ibn Abbas said: if a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death” (vol. 3, p. 1245, no. 4448).

    Thus, these two passages in Sunan Abu Dawud go further than merely rejecting and banishing homosexuals or sexual sinners, as we saw in Bukhari’s collection. Rather, Ibn Abbas says that Muhammad and the early Muslim community commanded their execution.

    The hadith editor Timidhi repeats Ibn Abbas’ narration: “Ikrima reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas that God’s messenger [Muhammad] said: ‘If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.’” (Recorded in Mishkat al-Masabih, trans. James Robson, vol. 2, p. 763, Prescribed Punishments). In the same hadith collection, the Mishkhat al-Masabih, a compendium that brings together other hadith collections, are found the punishments of being burned to death and having heavy objects thrown on the guilty homosexuals:

    The Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan also have such a good record when it comes to your faith, Mr. Mayor:

    “[T]he Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn’t a great man for me as a black person, but he was a great German. Now, I’m not proud of Hitler’s evils against Jewish people, but that’s a matter of record. He raised Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you could say there’s a similarity in that we are raising our people up from nothing.” — Louis Farrakhan, radio interview, March 11, 1984

    “Jews have been conclusively linked to the greatest criminal endeavor ever undertaken against an entire race of people … the black African Holocaust. … The effects of this unspeakable tragedy are still being felt among the peoples of the world at this very hour.” — The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews (NOI book), 1991

    “Who are the slumlords in the Black community? The so-called Jews. … Who is it sucking our blood in the Black community? A white imposter Arab and a white imposter Jew.” — Speech by NOI national official Khalid Muhammad, Nov. 29, 1993

    “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!” — Louis Farrakhan, Saviours’ Day speech, Feb. 26, 2006

    So these are Chicago Values. Good to know. With values like these, it is no wonder the murder rate is so high.

    • SignPainterGuy 6:59 PM on 07/27/2012 Permalink | Reply

      A curious thing, this islam; on the one hand, homosexuals are to be executed, but as reported a couple weeks ago, a muslim had agreed to be voluntarily sodomized by 5 or more guys so that his rectum would be stretched large enough for the insertion of explosives. He wanted to become a human bomb. Would whittling down a length of closet rod deprive his buddies of some deviant sexual pleasure ? It`s permitted to have sex with goats, ya know !

      We know that it is OK in islam for the muslims to lie to infidels in the furtherance of the islamic cause, is it also OK to be sodomizer and sodomizee in the cause of islamic jihad ??

      Sorry ladies, I realize this is not standard dinner table fare, but the glaring hypocrisy of the ROP and what some, too many, on the left want to support or at least give appeasement to is just a bit disturbing to me ! And NO, I don`t normally spend a lot of time thinking on such subjects ! This one kinda “mooned me” as it were !

    • Don 2:15 AM on 07/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      But it’s such a “peaceful” cult, er uh, I mean religion.

      • SignPainterGuy 12:29 PM on 07/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

        “Peaceful”; they keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means !

  • just a conservative girl 1:51 PM on 07/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Rahm Emanuel Edition 

    “We`ve got two gang bangers, one standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid. Take yourself to the alley, don`t touch the children of the city of Chicago, don`t get near them. And it is about values. As I said then, Scott, who raised you? Where were you raised? And I don`t buy this case where people say they don`t have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don`t come near the kids. Don’t touch them.”

    Mayor Emanuel answering a reporter on the fact that more people die in Chicago than in Afghanistan.

    A frightening stat isn’t it?  For the second time I agree with the mayor.  They have the wrong values.  But what are the causes of these wrong values?  Of course we will never know for sure, but I would venture to say it has something to do with how government behaves.

    Most of the gang violence in Chicago is by blacks.  So this is being said based only that fact.  I would like to know how many of these gang members have been raised in single families.  I would venture to say that the vast majority of them have been.  From what I have read from many gang members who are jailed or have been rehabilitated themselves, they have said that much of the allure of the gang life is a feeling of family and acceptance.  Why do they need a feeling of family?  One of the very worst things that the welfare system has done is make the black man virtually irrelevant.  Being a single mom is what gives you the best benefits, so sadly many have fallen into that trap.

    We have children being raised by single moms who are living around the poverty line.  They sometimes need to work long hours, or in some cases have substance abuse problems themselves.   They are most likely not well-educated and then we ask why they are raising children that have the wrong values.  We then add the fact that many of these young men have few to any positive male role models in their lives.  Fathers are pretty scarce in poverty-stricken areas.  A very sad state of affairs.

    This is part of the price we pay when we dependent on government to solve our problems.  The welfare entitlement programs are killing the black family and black men most especially.  We, as a society, need to wake up and realize that children growing up in single family homes and depending on government entitlements is a recipe for disaster, one that we see coming to fruition in the streets of Chicago.

    • Michelle 10:06 AM on 07/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I love his outrage and shock over who raised these thugs. The same brain dead people who continue to vote for democrats and are a continual drain on all aspects of society, schools, health care and every aspect of our country’s finances. These people also get a total pass on the Obamacare tax but the working middle class who don’t have insurance are “free riders”. I want to scream when I hear the Democrats when they say the “free riders” overrun the emergency rooms and cost us more money. If you have an income, the hospitals will pursue you until you are dead to pay those bills. The welfare folks and illegals, not so much.

      • signpainterguy 3:28 PM on 07/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        It has been my experience that clinics and hospitals will accept weekly / monthly payments and as long as you keep up those payments, they have no problem with you, nor should anyone else !

        It`s fascinating how hospitals and clinics love knowing they`re getting CASH on a predictable schedule, even in smallish amounts !

  • just a conservative girl 10:34 AM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahm Emanuel Now in the Crosshairs – Closing of Under Performing Public Schools Raises the Hackles of Jesse Jackson 

    Rahm Emanuel is about to experience for himself that the racebaiters of the world don’t care about your politics.  He is planning on closing 17 poorly performing public schools.  Not something that is sitting well with the likes of Jesse Jackson.

    “I cannot wait another year and allow a child to be caught in a school system that, for five years running, has been on the watch list or the troubled list with no prospect of getting off of it. … Nothing to me is worse in the sense of discrimination than leaving kids in a system that, year-in-and-year-out, has been scored as failing.”

    Not that you are apt to hear me say this often, but he is right.  These schools need to be closed and these kids have the right to get a better quality education.  Jackson on the other hand is calling it:

    “educational apartheid,”

    No, Mr. Jackson apartheid is keeping these black children in a failing school that gives them little to chance of becoming a productive adult.  It would be apartheid to keep them there.  Jackson is under the impression that just spending more money will solve the problems.  Chicago spends more money per pupil then they do for the students in the public school system where I live.  We have a 90% on time graduation rate and almost 92% rate of students going onto a post-secondary education.  The problems go beyond money.

    Someone actually took the time to write down the costs associated with the low graduation rates for the city of Chicago (which is just above 50%) and the results of what it costs the community are staggering:

    15% of high school dropouts were in the jail system in the year 2010-2011 overall and rise to 25% for blacks.  More than 50% of the prison population in Illinois are high school dropouts.

    Nearly 48% of 18 to 64-year-old high-school dropouts in Chicago did not work even one week last year. The statewide number, 42%, is not much better and is four times higher than the figure of those with bachelor’s or higher degrees.

    If those numbers are not enough:

    The study, based on U.S. Census data, suggests that dropouts nationally will be a net drain on the government, collecting an average of $70,850 more in benefits like food stamps in their lifetimes than they’ll pay in taxes. In comparison, the typical high-school grad will make a net positive contribution of $236,060.

    About 33% of dropouts will collect food stamps, twice the share of graduates, and fewer than half will own a home. And such bleak figures tend to be passed down to their children.

    “Children living in families headed by high-school dropouts face a substantially above average probability of encountering cognitive, health, housing adequacy and nutrition problems that will limit their future, their chances of securing a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s are close to zero.”

    Now, I don’t believe that every person should go to college.  Some people are not cut out for it and they would prefer to do jobs that don’t require a college degree.  But they will still usually need some sort of training or education in order to find a job that will allow them to live above the poverty line.  While that is not true in all cases, it is true in many.

    So it seems that Jesse Jackson would prefer that these kids just stay in these schools, increase the odds of them dropping out and have a much harder time leading lives that will bring more financially security to them.   He plans on filing a lawsuit to stop the closing of these schools.

    There are no words for the stupidity of what Jesse Jackson is doing.  People need to wake up and realize that the likes of Jesse Jackson has lost all relevance and his ideas of what constitutes fairness not only are outdated but dangerous to the community that he says he is trying to help.

    This report details the costs to society as a whole in just one state.  multiply this by 50% and it is not hard to see why we are broke.  Our broken educational system is not just drain on us financially, it is becoming a national security issue.  It was just 40 years ago that we had the highest rates of high school and college graduates in the world.  We now rank at 21st.  That is how far we have fallen is such a short time.

    Again, you not likely to see this again real soon – Kudos to Mayor Emanuel for having the courage to take on the unions and Jesse Jackson to do what is right for children instead of what is easy.

    • SignPainterGuy 12:31 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      If the shyster JJ is involved, then the schools to be closed must be in black neighborhoods. Is he interested in the kid`s education (cough) ? Or is his interest in the job security of entrenched unionized teachers, administrators and custodians ?

      As for RE doing something right, well, even a broken clock is right twice a day ! You`re #1 Rahm !

      It is NOT a matter of “money spent”; it is a matter of quality of teachers and the curriculum being taught !

    • stlgretchen 1:59 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      SignPainterGuy writes:

      “It is NOT a matter of “money spent”; it is a matter of quality of teachers and the curriculum being taught !”

      That’s true. But it is also because local school districts and taxpayers have little say so in how their schools (that are paid for by taxpayer money) are run today. Local districts do nothing more than hire teachers and pay for upkeep. The standards, assessments and curriculum (since it will have to be aligned to the assessments) have been handed over to Common Core consortia run by private organizations. Schools have been handed over to private companies which are not accountable to taxpayers.

      Rahm is just putting more control of schools into private organizations since the taxpayers and local districts have been rendered incompetent via DOEd mandates through the years. Charter school operators aren’t really entrepreneurs or free market as they use taxpayer money for the “risk”, not their own.

      Corporations will now make educational decisions for schools and this has been facilitated via government officials. If true local control would return to public schools, maybe there would not be so many failures. When school is seen as an entitlement instead of a responsibility by both parents and students, of course it has a higher rate of failure. DOEd has become the nanny state and the taxpayer/students are the obedient children.


      • SignPainterGuy 7:37 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I get a little antsy when people throw the “corporation” card; they usually mean it in an “evil” sense. I`m with ya till that part. First, I don`t automatically throw the Good Blanket over all corporations, but if businesses are involved in ed., then you can assume they are approaching the idea from a capitalist perspective, rather than socialist, as gov. schools do now. Capitalism allows and may even depend on religious practice, while socialism seeks to rid society of non-gov. centric faith systems, especially Christianity / Judaism !

        • stlgretchen 8:04 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

          The current educational reforms are the marriage of the capitalists and the progressives. The capitalists (both on the left and the right) are making the money from education…think Gates, Rhee….and in the meantime, the progressive agenda is being pushed through via Common Core standards. And by progressive, it means not only socialistic material, it’s also designed to teach and track children so they can become workers for the global economy. That global push for global workers and tracking has been supported by both Democrats and Republicans. What I’ve been seeing in the educational reform is that there is no Democrat or Republican agenda…it’s the elitists making money off education. All the reforms are being driven by private organizations while funded with taxpayer money with no taxpayer input. That’s not really “public” education. That’s taxpayers funding private companies which make ALL the decisions (curriculum included) and the taxpayers have no voice.
          True capitalism has little governmental mandates. Public education are federal mandates choking any local control. The educational reforms today are not capitalism. Here’s a post explaining the marriage of the left and right:


          Question: why are conservative legislators, governors and education reformers following the educational blueprint of the Obama administration? Isn’t that rather odd?

          • SignPainterGuy 8:24 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Aah, I see now; it`s “state-capitalism” ! Not true capitalism. Real capitalism made the US rich, free and profitable, while state-capitalism is making China rich without many of the freedoms.

    • Ike 8:03 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Cut out the welfare benefits from the government, entirely. Watch the parents getting the schools etc back into shape and graduating kids who can do something besides complain about how victimized they are. Side-effect: lower government budgets, if we can keep the politicos from finding some other group of potential steady voters to buy off. Naw, that won’t happen; but it made you flinch, didn’t it??

      • SignPainterGuy 8:27 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Vouchers for every student, even home-schooled !

        • just a conservative girl 9:16 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Vouchers won’t work everywhere in the country.

          • SignPainterGuy 9:44 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Please explain. Not arguing or challenging you, I`m just curious where a choice of school and the funding following the student would not work.

            I was thinking about it today. In my county, Haywood,NC, there are (I think) 5 elem., 4 middle and 3 high schools plus at least one Christian school, k-12. There are some homeschoolers but no charters that I know of. I will exclude the home for orphans. One of the middle / high school combos is not one many would choose to go to, as it is for “troubled” kids; those with records, on the wrong path, ordered to go there !

            Other than issues of transportation, I can`t see a problem with school choice. I am calling vouchers and school choice, the same thing here.

            • just a conservative girl 9:47 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Some places are too rural. How many schools do you think are on the smallest islands of Hawaii? Are they supposed to get on airplane for another? Some places in Alaska would be the same. Not much different than in places in Wyoming, among many others. In some cases fixing the school that is existing is the only answer.

              • SignPainterGuy 10:11 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

                Yep, that`d make changing school a very difficult, impractical thing.

                There`s still the alternative of home schooling for those parents with the ability ! If the student`s funding followed the child to the parents, there`d be real incentive to home school.

                • just a conservative girl 10:26 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

                  I don’t think that is necessarily a good idea. There would be a great deal of fraud, and many kids being homeschooled by incompetent parents strictly for the money.

                  There is no one answer. It is going to be a multi-pronged approached.

                  One of the things that I like that they are doing in Chicago is that they are opening a high school that will have career tracts for kids who are not college bound. They do that at one of my local high schools as well. You can learn to be a hairdresser among other things. That is a good solution for some of the inner cities where going to college isn’t always attainable.

                  • SignPainterGuy 11:18 PM on 04/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

                    I agree, no one pill for all ills.

                    My local hi sch. still has some shop courses, welding, mach. shop, beauty/hair/cosmetics, others that get you started in a career with extended training avail. at local comm. tech. coll. for enough to get you a basic degree and decent pay. I like that approach so you can work in your field, save some cash and go on to a higher degree and better pay n stuff later.

  • backyardconservative 11:16 AM on 01/30/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is Rahm Evil? And what about The One 

    His opponent in the mayor’s race cuts an ad accusing him on Freddie Mac. Evil-Man Economics Is Rahm evil?

    You decide.

    But I suggest those wanting a better future for Chicago, Illinois, and this country read Stanley Kurtz’s book, Radical-in-Chief:Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism . Rahm, never let a good crisis go to waste Emanuel was involved with the Left early on.

    We are reaping the ruin the Left has sown for decades. Midwest Academy. ACORN. SEIU. The Dem Machine. The Chicago Way goes to Washington.

    Shakedown after shakedown.

    Are there any honest leaders left in Chicago?

    And who is our president.

    And the Midwest Academy folks, maybe they’re kicking themselves right now – I hope they are – for putting their files on record. And when I finally dug up these files, I truly was amazed because what we really had here was a living, breathing, Socialist front group as if it had been taken from the 1930s and transported into the ’80s and the ’90s and beyond in the United States.

    Related posts: Acorn fells Obama tree?

    The Core of Barack Obama.

    More. In case you missed it. Jeffrey Lord, TAS:Boehner Takes On Radical-In-Chief

    …Who will they demonize next? Jan Schakowsky is Frightened

    UPDATE: Obama’s Double Vision. Logo above. And this.


    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

  • backyardconservative 11:41 AM on 10/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    This is a heady video:)

    The mild-mannered RCP’s Jay Cost had a map like this just for the Midwest. It was a stunner.

    What we’re fighting for if we can just bring it in on Nov. 2.

    Politico notes the House that Rahm Built may be crashing down:) (Pooor Rahmbo, accosted on the streets of Chicago)

    Dems losing among seniors.

    Dems losing among the young.

    Dems losing in hardscrabble districts they’ve taken for granted.

    Even Huffpo is smelling the coffee.

    But not our president Barack Obama. I’ve only read part of the NY Times magazine piece but he seems particularly clueless, even for The One. And Rush is talking about what the story is between Barack and Michelle.

  • backyardconservative 2:21 PM on 09/07/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Mayor Daley to Retire. Sharks!!! 

    CBS2 Chicago. Shark sightings soon in Lake Michigan, (via Pundit & Pundette)

    More at my place.

  • Mary Sue 12:07 PM on 08/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahm and Barry’s Excellent T-Shirt Stand 

    Vanity Fair asks, “Can Washington be fixed?” Rahm and Barry have the answer:

    It got so bad last December that President Obama and Emanuel would joke that, when it was all over, they were going to open a T-shirt stand on a beach in Hawaii. It would face the ocean and sell only one color and one size. “We didn’t want to make another decision, or choice, or judgment,” Emanuel tells Purdum. They took to beginning staff meetings with Obama smiling at Emanuel and simply saying “White,” and Emanuel nodding back and replying “Medium.”

    By all means go set up that T-shirt stand, don’t let us stop you.

    Jill has more: Is Obama bored with his job?

    Cross posted at Ruby Slippers

    • Quite Rightly 5:10 PM on 08/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Just goes to show what economic geniuses these guys are.

      Everyone who sells clothing knows that if you must sell just one size of t-shirt, you’d better be selling size large.

      They’d be broke in a week.

      • rubyslipperblog 5:37 PM on 08/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

        LOL, my alternate headline for this was Stand back Rahm and Barry about to try capitalism. I guess they figure no one will need larger than a medium after Michelle’s phenomenal obesity campaign is over.

    • nicedeb 7:47 PM on 08/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Poor dears. It must be very taxing to have to choose day after day which moves will be the worst for capitalism.

    • Obi's Sister 8:32 PM on 08/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Obama acts like he’s president of a frat, not the US. No matter how bad he wants it: this isn’t Animal House.

  • backyardconservative 11:12 AM on 07/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama Chicago Way Seat at the Blago Bleepin Golden Table 

    The BlagObama saga gets some attention in the beltway, though not enough. They are joined at the hip. You betcha. Politico: Rod Blagojevich trial could singe White House:

    Obama — who crusaded against government-by-crony — was dragged into the proceedings last week when a top Chicago labor official testified that Obama tapped him to talk to Blagojevich about the Senate seat.

    Read the rest at my place.

    The prosecution should rest soon. Then it will be Blago’s turn.

  • backyardconservative 3:26 PM on 06/21/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahmbo Drama 

    A whole thread dedicated to White House PR and its chief of staff at Memeorandum. I haven’t read most of it but this should be interesting.

    I was looking at the Chicago side of things.

    Will Rahmbo Thumb his Nose at the White House

    Rahm Traded Favors with Blago: Report

    Will he go now or wait until after the midterms?

    What would be his next perfect job? What do you think?

    …And it occurs to me the British press, which has often covered Obama embarrassments unlike the MSM, might be even more assertive in this area after his demonizing BP. (Well, they deserve it but it’s the principle of the thing, because who’s next)

  • backyardconservative 11:07 AM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahm as character witness? 

    From one bleepin pol bout another.

    What could go wrong?

    • rubyslipperblog 11:28 AM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      You just can’t make that stuff up can you? Wow.

      • backyardconservative 12:42 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Blago has been name dropping Rahm from the get go. After all, Rahm served after Blago in the same congressional seat–and it was Rostenkowski’s before that (who went to jail for corruption). It’s possible there was horse trading on the side on who would fill that one too, though it wasn’t within the governor’s control to appoint. Lots tricky stuff for the two to plow through but Blago has nothing to lose.

        • rubyslipperblog 2:56 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

          No Blago is really like a loose cannon for the Chicago pols. I was sort of hoping we had a Rostenkowski moment after health care became law. Who knows at the rate this group is going maybe we’ll get there yet.

    • backyardconservative 3:38 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply


      Let the seniors storm the pols cars across the country:)! when medicare advantage gets cut this fall before the election–I think most plans it might be in October.

  • backyardconservative 1:19 PM on 06/01/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    This Sinister White House 

    Rahm’s Subpoena Dodging White House Strategy?

    Blago, Romanoff, Sestak and Goldfinger

    Nixonian Saturday Night Massacre on Sestak?

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

  • backyardconservative 9:22 AM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    BlagoRahmbo Drama in Chicago 

    Where is Tony Rezko?

    Here’s Blago mano a mano with Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Video.

    And will it be Mayor Rahmbo? Stay tuned.

    • rubyslipperblog 11:53 AM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      There is something really fishy about the fact Rezko is nowhere to be found. Two years without sentencing? I am speechless.

      • Sherry 11:55 AM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

        But not surprised.

      • rubyslipperblog 12:04 PM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

        No not suprised Sherry. It’s just all so dag blasted stinky. When will Rezko resurface for sentencing, sometime after November 2012? I guess he will be ripe for the pardoning list by then.

    • backyardconservative 12:52 PM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah. Good point.

      My only hope is that the Feds know he can bring in someone big–but it may not be big enough.

      So that’s probably why Rezko is not talking. He’s waiting.

  • Mary Sue 2:12 PM on 03/16/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Another Trip Delay? 

    Politico reports:

    Several House members interviewed by POLITICO said that Obama’s looming trip to Australia and Indonesia — while creating a natural deadline for talks — is once again becoming a problem as he tries to sell reluctant members of his own party on the bill.

    This week, Obama pushed back his planned departure tomorrow for three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Dems groused that he was leaving at a critical time for talks.

    For the first time in eight months the president is finally getting his hands dirty, and now he’s going to hop on the plane? Please,” said a Democratic congressman, who requested anonymity.

    “These deadlines are sort of silly,” the member added. “Remember the first one? March 18th? That was sort of like putting a calendar on Rahm’s back and inviting members to throw darts at him.”

    Another Democrat told POLITICO that “this trip is really getting in the way of things.

    It’s safe to say if this trip gets pushed back further, they’re having a much harder time than they’re letting on getting the votes. Anonymous members worried about darts in Rahmbo’s back? Interesting. The deadline appears to be moving towards Easter? This seems fitting for the party that passed the Senate bill on Christmas Eve and their savior of health care.

    • backyardconservative 3:34 PM on 03/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This just shows Obama’s naivete, doesn’t it.

      The other thing that strikes me though is Democrats’ rank dishonesty when they pushed for deadlines for withdrawal on the war. Putting a target on our backs. Setting us up for failure.

      But then Democrats are self-obsessed. What else is new.

    • fuzislippers 7:46 PM on 03/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Will BO *never* learn not to set deadlines? If he delays again, the whole world will be laughing . . . at his incredible incompetence, failed leadership, and general uselessness.

  • backyardconservative 7:03 PM on 03/03/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Rahm Emanuel   

    No Rahm at the Inn? 

    Jonah Goldberg gives his opinion.

    Here’s mine:)

    Is Rahm not long for the White House?

  • backyardconservative 5:23 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Rahm Emanuel   

    Rahm Openly Splits with the Chicago Gang 

    Power play. Who will win? My post here.

    Obama always takes the path of least resistance, but this will be really tough for him.

    Perhaps the first tough decision of his presidency:)

    If Michelle has her way, Rahm goes. She and Valerie are pals bigtime.

    But Barack is a very needy guy. He may need Rahm more. Someone who has real…cojones (well, for a trained ballet dancer), as Madeleine Albright would say.

    • Jill 6:39 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Emanuel and company will be able to write some great tell-all books after this is over. But we won’t be able to believe a word they say.

    • rubyslipperblog 6:57 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It is interesting the squabbling is making it to the news. There is no discipline in the White House, none. Rahm will go before Valerie, if I were to predict though it is likely it will take a blowout in November to make that happen.

      • backyardconservative 7:14 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        This latest reincarnation of the reconciliation plan Jill alerts us to is a battle royal–within the White House and without.

        • Yukio Ngaby 8:16 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Do you think the White House squabble based on the reconciliation plan? If so which side of the dispute is Rahm on and which side is Valerie?

          • backyardconservative 8:35 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

            Yes. I think Rahm wants to cut the losses and play small ball on healthcare, or pivot to jobs–after all he was the early architect of the Dem house takeover, recruiting so-called moderate Dems who are probably under water in the polls all around the country. Rahm has a legacy to protect too.

            And if he does leave he may help Hillary run again. Barack may want to keep him close after all.

  • Mary Sue 2:41 PM on 02/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , photo, Rahm Emanuel   

    Captions Anyone? 

    This photo is taken from the White House flickr account. That account continues to provide a treasure trove of “meme” material for the right. A new set of photos was just posted and this one stood out as begging for a caption.

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