Just when you think that Moochelle cant get any lower….

Michelle Obama to release rap album

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus aren’t the only stars readying albums for the new season; First Lady Michelle Obama is as well. Today it was announced that Ms Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign will release an album titled Songs for a Healthier America next month. The 19-song compilation touts the virtues of healthy living and features song titles like U R What You Eat, Veggie Luv and the slightly less emphatic We Like Vegetables.

Thats for the unwashed commoners, of course….God forbid that the Anointed One’s spouse be subjected to such plain fare.

Inaugural luncheon 2013.

First Course.

Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce
Sautéed Spinach
Sweet Potato Hay

Second Course:

Hickory-Grilled Bison with Red Potato Horseradish Cake
Butternut Squash Purée
Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans
Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage

Third Course:

Hudson Valley Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream
Artisan Cheeses

Wines:

Tierce Finger Lakes Dry Riesling (2010)
Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée California Champagne
Bedell Cellars Merlot (2009)

27 comments

  1. 1
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    It’s all about creating a separation between us and them. That’s why people like Warran Buffet are actually for tax increases. It’s not about a specific amount of money. It’s about ensuring the aristocracy and the middle class never change places. The middle class is the stepping stone from poor to wealthy — and they don’t want that.

    Go eat your vegetables, poor people. Have your Obamacare, your unwashed buses and trains. Live on foodstamps and section-8, but don’t you dare have dreams of becoming one of the elite.
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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    UR what you eat?

    Then she must be full of shit when not having us pay for what she eats.

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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    Thats for the unwashed commoners, of course….God forbid that the Anointed One’s spouse be subjected to such plain fare.

    Really? Do you REALLY want to complain about something are absolutely brain-dead stupid as this?

    You just HAD to know this was coming:

    First, George W. Bush, second term. Total cost: $40 million — the highest costing Inaugural luncheon in history.

    Inaugural luncheon 2005.

    First Course

    Scalloped Crab and Lobster

    Second Course

    Roasted Missouri Quail with Chestnuts and Brined Root Vegetables
    Roasted Missouri Quail
    Brined Root Vegetables

    Third Course

    Steamed Lemon Pudding and Apple Wild Cherry Compote
    Lemon Steamed Pudding
    Apple Wild Cherry Compote

    Wines:

    Windsor Vineyards Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, California (2000)
    Korbel Natural “Special Inaugural Cuvee” Champagne, California
    Windsor Vineyards Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, California (2004)

    George W. Bush, first term.

    Inaugural luncheon 2001.

    First Course

    Lobster Pie
    Dough for Lobster Pie
    Lobster Pie

    Second Course

    Grenadin of Beef Supreme
    Marinade for Grenadin of Beef Supreme
    Grenadin of Beef Supreme
    Sauce for Grenadin of Beef Supreme

    Third Course

    Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Wines:

    Korbel Natural “Special Inaugural Cuvee” Champagne, California
    Fetzer Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, California (1997)
    Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres Chardonnay, California (1998)

    Bill Clinton, second term — note how simple the menu was? This was pretty much the tradition from 1952 when they first started until 2001.

    Inaugural luncheon 1997.

    First Course

    Shrimp, oyster and scallop pie

    Second Course

    Beef a la mode

    Third Course

    Beggars pudding with Quince ice cream

    Wines:

    Le Ducq , California (1989)
    Prince Michel de Virginia Chardonnay, Virginia (1995)

    Bill Clinton, first term.

    Inaugural luncheon 1993.

    First Course

    Grilled Salmon with Lorrel Sauce

    Second Course

    Rosemary Chicken with pecan rice, baby ginger carrots and broccoli flowerets

    Third Course

    Apple-Cranberry Brown Betty with creme anglaise

    Wines:

    Jekel Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, California (1989)
    Korbel Natural “Special Inaugural Cuvee” Champagne, California
    Jekel Estate Bottled Chardonnay, California (1990)

    Jimmy Carter refused to have an Inaugural Luncheon.

    Eisenhower and Nixon had creamed chicken and ham.

    Complaining for the sake of complaining.
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    Just coming by with some rather bad news. Our friend LC Draco is undergoing surgery after being diagnosed with an aneurysm. Any prayers and good wishes are appreciated. I will keep y’all updated as soon as I hear anything.
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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different, G.G.O.R. says:

    Just coming by with some rather bad news. Our friend LC Draco is undergoing surgery after being diagnosed with an aneurysm. Any prayers and good wishes are appreciated. I will keep y’all updated as soon as I hear anything.

    I’ll send some good thoughts his way.
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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    Really? Do you REALLY want to complain about something are absolutely brain-dead stupid as this?

    You seem to be missing the point again.

    It’s not that Inaugural Luncheons are a new invention, but when you have the peasant bastard ghetto trash preaching that we all ought to live on nettle soup and tree bark For Our Own Good™ while they gorge themselves on the finest cuisine that OUR money can buy, then we have a fucking problem.

    I don’t recall the Bushes, or the Clintons for that matter, telling us that we can’t haz cheeseburger while stuffing themselves with pate de foies gras.

    There’s a word for this. It’s… Wait… I got it… Oh yes, “hypocrisy.”

    Lead by example, don’t ask of anybody what you aren’t willing to do yourself, all that “archaic nonsense” that used to be at the core of anybody worth being called a human being.
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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I @ #6:

    Horse pussy.

    You do realize that it isn’t the president or the first lady or even any of the White House staff that puts on these inauguration luncheons, don’t you? Carter was able to get the whole shebang cancelled simply by telling them he was never going to show up.

    Nope. Perhaps you should do some actual reading on who puts them on, and how they came about.

    That’s right, Misha — an entirely different branch of government puts them on — the President, his wife, and the Vice President and his wife are merely invited to be there.

    Again, this is yet another tempest in a tea pot — another downright silly and idiotic thing to complain about.

    So what, Michelle Obama talks about how people should cut down on junk food, maybe become a little more physically active. A lot of people SHOULD. I am sure there are some fat-asses right here who probably should back away from the fork and do some friggin’ exercise, just as there are probably more than a few who need to knock off all of those cigarettes and heavy drinking.

    There isn’t any harm in pointing this shit out to people. There are a lot of things that I should — and shouldn’t be doing as well. “Do as I say, not as I do” can actually be a motivator in the right circumstance.

    I don’t give a rats ass about what Michelle Obama says about how people should eat or how they should exercise. I didn’t give a flying fuck about going to the library with Mrs. Bush, and I certainly never learned how to “say no” when Nancy Reagan harangued us about drugs. (Wasn’t she also the one who insisted on the ratings for music, too?)

    I tend to ignore all of that crap. It is just a role that they play. If you don’t give them a role, they are likely to try and design Hillarycare.

    I spend most of my time ignoring the stupid shit, but sometimes I can’t help it.
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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I @ #:

    I don’t recall the Bushes, or the Clintons for that matter, telling us that we can’t haz cheeseburger while stuffing themselves with pate de foies gras.

    I seem to recall that GHW Bush had something to say in the subject of Broccoli, IIRC.
    :em05:

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    And forgive this post. I forgot to check off the notify me box. :em08:

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    (Wasn’t she also the one who insisted on the ratings for music, too?)

    IIRC, that was Tipper.

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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    Oh, and while we are on the subject of food, you should take a closer look at the “offensive” meal…

    If you were expecting a gluttonous feast fitting for King Henry VIII, you would be completely disappointed. As with most of these types of things, the names are more hype than what you get.

    In the first course they got a lobster tail drizzled with what is essentially clam chowder soup. Prolly the same tail that you can pick up in the grocery store for about $5.

    Sautéed Spinach was just that — a few spinach leaves Sautéed in oil with a garnish made of finely sliced sweet potato also Sautéed in peanut oil.

    Moving onto the second (or main) course, they had a grilled bison steak — I’m guessing about 6 oz served with a mashed red potato cake, a few tablespoons of butternut squash, green beans and beets, with a garnish of strawberry on red cabbage.

    All that a fancy name for a steak and potato with mixed vegetables.

    The third course — otherwise known as desert — they had an apple pie made with sour cream ice cream (which is pretty darn easy to make and darn good)

    None of this meal is anything all that special when you strip the names away, and if you have ever been to a organized dinner that boasts a fancy-sounding menu and ended up with a plate that was more of an art project than an actual meal, you would understand that this was probably nothing to write home about. A few bites and it would be gone.

    Even the wines aren’t all that special. $15 – $30 a bottle.

    I would be willing to bet that I could whip up a complete recreation of this inauguration lunch for about $18 a person. Easily. Add another $8 for wine consumption and that is probably the out to the table cost for an average person. If you were costing prep time, then you would probably double it, but since I tend to cook my own meals, I don’t have that cost to worry about.

    But it isn’t as if the Obamas were paying for it anyways. It wasn’t even their meal. They were just invited guests of honor, that’s all.

    As far as the fancy names that are given to the menu items, I could be just as fancy describing a Swanson’s Hungry Man Meal if I wanted to.

    :em05:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says:

    IIRC, that was Tipper.

    Oh yeah, that’s right. See? Not only don’t I pay that close attention to WHAT they say, I also don’t pay attention to WHO is saying it.

  12. 12
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I @ #:

    I don’t recall the Bushes, or the Clintons for that matter, telling us that we can’t haz cheeseburger while stuffing themselves with pate de foies gras.

    Unfortunately, I have personal experience with how poorly Bush-sama handles an elegant repast.
    - Miyazawa Kiichi

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    Muzzy - Imperial Ignorant Slut growls and barks:

    Okay, first of all, may I just say that “We Like Vegetables” is simultaneously the lamest and the most unintentionally hilarious title for a song ever and I can’t wait to hear the dubstep remix.

    Second of all, I’m missing the point with the menu. Michelle Obama’s pet crusade is all about eating healthy food, right? Well, that menu looks pretty healthy to me. Sauteed spinach, beets, green beans, butternut squash, sweet potato. All very healthy and nutritious. A question: Has Michelle Obama ever in her entire life, said anything that would lead anyone to believe that she has a problem with people eating green beans and butternut squash? I’m open to the possibility that she has, but I frankly rather doubt it.

    To be honest, I’m a little unsure of the point of citing the menu. I’m guessing it’s to show her up as a hypocrite or something. If that’s the case then it kinda falls flat. If anything, it shows her putting her metaphorical money where her literal mouth is. If she was eating cheeseburgers and beer then yeah, that’d be pretty hypocritical. But instead, it shows her eating some pretty healthy stuff. I mean, Jesus, even the ice cream is low calorie and that’s just fucking wrong!

    In short:

    Album = Lame.
    Lunch = Tasty.
    Charge of hypocrisy = Groundless.

  14. 14
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Oh, I never thought that Moochelle couldn’t get any lower. I keep expecting her to. :em07:

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    Mark12A growls and barks:

    DJ, this is just another good reason to hate the asshole. He’s trying to be The Imperial President. Who gives a raving fuck what he has for lunch. Maybe he’ll cholesterol-up and vapor lock.

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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    Mark12A says:

    DJ, this is just another good reason to hate the asshole.

    Oh c’mon, you need to have more than one reason to HATE someone? Do you have to go out and look for more reasons? One reason isn’t enough?

    Hate is such a self-destructing emotion, kinda silly to waste it on something that you have no power over.

    Mark12A says:

    He’s trying to be The Imperial President.

    Okay, now THAT one made me laugh. You must not have paid that close attention to the previous “King” George, who tried to argue the “unitary executive” theory in his actions. Example: Remember his record number of “signing statements” that exempted him and the Executive branch from certain things in the legislation he signed? Obama still has a ways to go to catch up to Bush (and Clinton) when it comes to Executive Orders. In fact, most of Obama’s Executive Orders are rather benign things that are usually left to the discretion of an executive.

    Mark12A says:

    Who gives a raving fuck what he has for lunch.

    Yeah, I think that was MY point exactly. But apparently, it seems to bother some people…. :em05:

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    Nope. Perhaps you should do some actual reading on who puts them on, and how they came about.

    That’s right, Misha — an entirely different branch of government puts them on — the President, his wife, and the Vice President and his wife are merely invited to be there.

    Who gives a fart in the wind what collection of overstuffed, overpaid, underworked government bureaucrats put the damn thing together. If Obama wanted to cancel the whole thing and then go be all preachy on his podium about eating your vegetables, he could have done so.

    Misha’s point is a simple one, and it doesn’t matter if Bush Did It Too ™. Our elected officials live high on the hog and demand MORE of our money to do it. When the deficit is gone, when the waste has been dealt with… I’d happily DONATE some freshly caught lobster for a celebratory dinner to the man or men that did the job.

    Until then, they can shut the fuck up and try some humble pie. I’m sick of this elitist bullshit.

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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    LC Xealot says:

    Until then, they can shut the fuck up and try some humble pie. I’m sick of this elitist bullshit.

    Here is a better idea for you, and less likely to get your blood pressure up (not to mention that it is extremely simple to do):

    Just ignore them.

    See? Pretty darn simple concept, if you ask me. If this kind of shit gets your knickers in a bunch, then quit thinking about them.

    That’s what most people do. They don’t micro-manage what is going on in the Beltway — most of us know that it is nothing but bullshit anyways. Paying attention or not paying attention to what people do there won’t change a damn thing in your day-to-day lives — except maybe give you an ulcer worrying about something you can do nothing about.

    I don’t care what they have for din-din in the White House. I don’t care about their pets, I don’t care about their kids. I don’t care who said what about who, or whose feelings are hurt because of it. There is a reason they call it “political theater” — because it is all drama. There are a half-dozen channels on my TV that I seldom tune into any more — and they are the so-called cable “news” channels. Hell, I would sooner watch MSNBC’s “Behind Bars with Bubba (RAW)” than watch whatever passes for “news” on any of those channels. I might peruse Google News once or twice a day to catch the headlines, but pay more attention to my emails from Stiff.com to see who died. If I am in my car and forced to listen to the radio, my SirrusXM has the Radio Classic station on so I can hear Gunsmoke or Johnny Dollar instead of all that other bullshit.

    And you know what? My demeanor is a whole lot better because of it. I am still aware of the highlights of the news going on around me, but I don’t need to immerse myself in the minutiae of it.

    Deficit, scheficit. the last I heard is that it is dropping like a rock. Not that it really matters, because it doesn’t. It has never mattered in the past, and contrary to your common belief here, this isn’t your kitchen table economics we are talking here — we cannot print our own money nor set our own interest rates. This faux outrage over our economy is just that — fake. Republicans are only making an issue out of it because of a Democratic President. If it were the other way around, it would be the same argument with the roles reversed. It’s bullshit, big, stinking smelly piles of bullshit.

    And we waste our time paying attention to it.

    Ignore them. Pay no attention to them — ANY of them. You only empower them when you pay attention. You also wind yourselves up like tops when you run across things that bother you about them.

    Notice that I am NOT the one who is making a huge deal about what they had for lunch last January. I care more about what I am having for supper this evening. I’m thinking fresh caught crab with a home made clam chowder, sour dough bread fresh out of the oven slathered with garlic butter, and a bowl of ice cream later on while relaxing in front of the TV watching my DVR’d episode of Breaking Bad that I missed the other day. I might bother to do some work on my new website design, then hit the sack and get back to work in the morning.

    It’s how it SHOULD be. Whatever they do in the Beltway is really of no concern to me. In fact, I had a dream not too long ago after watching The Fringe that maybe they should encase Washington DC in amber and then forget about them.

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    KArnold growls and barks:

    … U R What You Eat, Veggie Luv and the slightly less emphatic We Like Vegetables…

    Veggie Luv? Is that a Freudian slip, or was this inspired by The Boy King’s ex-boyfriend?

    … Prolly the same tail that you can pick up in the grocery store for about $5…

    Trust me on this: NEVER trust tail that you can pick up for $5. Ever.

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    Here is a better idea for you, and less likely to get your blood pressure up (not to mention that it is extremely simple to do):

    Just ignore them.

    See? Pretty darn simple concept, if you ask me. If this kind of shit gets your knickers in a bunch, then quit thinking about them.

    Brilliant. So they take my money, spend it on champagne and toast to chaining the masses to a Kafkan bureaucracy of epic proportions… and your answer is to IGNORE IT? I expected some kind of inane, pithy answer, but you’re usually intelligent in your replies.

    That’s what most people do. They don’t micro-manage what is going on in the Beltway — most of us know that it is nothing but bullshit anyways. Paying attention or not paying attention to what people do there won’t change a damn thing in your day-to-day lives — except maybe give you an ulcer worrying about something you can do nothing about.

    Most people are also morons. Jersey Shore didn’t become popular by appealing to the high IQ demographic. This is lunacy, and typical liberal clap-trap. “Hey look, everyone else is doing it!” Here’s a thought: maybe you ought to know what your government is doing, especially if it’s constantly trying to take more of your money to waste on overpriced luncheons.

    I don’t care what they have for din-din in the White House. I don’t care about their pets, I don’t care about their kids. I don’t care who said what about who, or whose feelings are hurt because of it. There is a reason they call it “political theater” — because it is all drama. There are a half-dozen channels on my TV that I seldom tune into any more — and they are the so-called cable “news” channels. Hell, I would sooner watch MSNBC’s “Behind Bars with Bubba (RAW)” than watch whatever passes for “news” on any of those channels. I might peruse Google News once or twice a day to catch the headlines, but pay more attention to my emails from Stiff.com to see who died. If I am in my car and forced to listen to the radio, my SirrusXM has the Radio Classic station on so I can hear Gunsmoke or Johnny Dollar instead of all that other bullshit.

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Deej listened to Johnny Dollar while the beltway came from behind and collectively fucked the country in the ass.

    And you know what? My demeanor is a whole lot better because of it. I am still aware of the highlights of the news going on around me, but I don’t need to immerse myself in the minutiae of it.

    Spoon-fed tidbits of news from biased reporters. Way to stay informed, sir.

    Deficit, scheficit. the last I heard is that it is dropping like a rock. Not that it really matters, because it doesn’t. It has never mattered in the past, and contrary to your common belief here, this isn’t your kitchen table economics we are talking here — we cannot print our own money nor set our own interest rates. This faux outrage over our economy is just that — fake. Republicans are only making an issue out of it because of a Democratic President. If it were the other way around, it would be the same argument with the roles reversed. It’s bullshit, big, stinking smelly piles of bullshit.

    The deficit is dropping? What planet are you living on (because I’d probably rather live there)? And tell me which Rottie has EVER agreed with something just because some Republican cuntwagons from the country club signed on to it? Most Rotties who even are Republican are only registered because they are hoping, against all odds, one conservative with a spine MIGHT be sighted in the party someday. So far, no luck. We’re at least smart enough not to look for them in the Democrat party. So no, if the roles were reversed, we’d be slamming the RINO bastard with every post we could muster.

    And we waste our time paying attention to it.

    Ignore them. Pay no attention to them — ANY of them. You only empower them when you pay attention. You also wind yourselves up like tops when you run across things that bother you about them.

    No, you empower them by giving up, not giving a shit, and letting them steamroll the few remaining freedoms we have left. That’s like saying “maybe if I ignore the robbers, I won’t empower them so much.” Really, Deej? Brilliant. Yes, that’s the second time I’ve said that. And it’s still sarcasm.

    Notice that I am NOT the one who is making a huge deal about what they had for lunch last January. I care more about what I am having for supper this evening. I’m thinking fresh caught crab with a home made clam chowder, sour dough bread fresh out of the oven slathered with garlic butter, and a bowl of ice cream later on while relaxing in front of the TV watching my DVR’d episode of Breaking Bad that I missed the other day. I might bother to do some work on my new website design, then hit the sack and get back to work in the morning.

    It’s how it SHOULD be. Whatever they do in the Beltway is really of no concern to me. In fact, I had a dream not too long ago after watching The Fringe that maybe they should encase Washington DC in amber and then forget about them.

    Come back to me in a decade or two when they’ve wrecked the economy enough that you can’t afford to live decently anymore. Of course, by then it will be too late. But you can go right on ignoring them then, too. They’ll be toasting to your ignorance and celebrating in style over in DC, and using your money to do it.

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    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    KArnold says:

    Trust me on this: NEVER trust tail that you can pick up for $5. Ever.

    It all depends on where you live. I wouldn’t touch seafood anywhere east of the Cascades, unless I was on the East Coast.

    Today, I pulled up a crab pot I set last night. Didn’t cost me a dime, but just finished feasting on THE best crab evah!

    LC Xealot says:

    Brilliant. So they take my money, spend it on champagne and toast to chaining the masses to a Kafkan bureaucracy of epic proportions… and your answer is to IGNORE IT? I expected some kind of inane, pithy answer, but you’re usually intelligent in your replies.

    Is anything different today than it was yesterday? A month ago? A year ago? Five, ten, twenty, fifty years ago?

    Nope. It’s the same clowns with different names. The only real difference now is that we have more cable channels looking for stupid shit to report, and clowns really hate not being able to show their face on your television screen.

    But clowns also have to stand out, and the more clowns there are, the more things they have to say and do to be noticed.

    That is just ONE way to look at it.

    The more likely way to look at politics in the Beltway is to see political office as a springboard to a private sector job that pay millions of dollars in salary. These Bozos get elected to office, spend a few years making clown noises, and when they leave office they are sure to be picked up by some industry looking for a clown with a large foot in the door of the circus known as Washington.

    LC Xealot says:

    Most people are also morons. Jersey Shore didn’t become popular by appealing to the high IQ demographic. This is lunacy, and typical liberal clap-trap. “Hey look, everyone else is doing it!” Here’s a thought: maybe you ought to know what your government is doing, especially if it’s constantly trying to take more of your money to waste on overpriced luncheons.

    Most people don’t watch Jersey Shore. Hell, most people don’t spend their every waking hour watching TV. I thank SOME of you for watching TV because you are paying MY wages right now.

    As far as those “overpriced luncheons”? The taxpayer cost is absolutely nothing. In fact, the money comes from the private sector and people are charged a HUGE sum of money to attend just so they can gain access to The President et al. The lunch might be “hosted” by the joint congressional committee, but they aren’t spending anything on it. Again, if you had taken just a few moments to read the link I posted above that explains the history of the tradition (and the tradition goes back to around the mid-19th century in some form or another. They have never been a state dinner or anything like that. It’s just that in later years, they have been more a function to gain access to the newly-elected than they are about a fancy feast.

    LC Xealot says:

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Deej listened to Johnny Dollar while the beltway came from behind and collectively fucked the country in the ass.

    A bit dramatic, don’t you think?

    LC Xealot says:

    The deficit is dropping? What planet are you living on (because I’d probably rather live there)?

    Well, that would be this one.

    Now I don’t know about it being the “fastest” drop, but it is falling. I am not even sure it is a good thing, because some economists are worried that this will create even bigger problems in the future.

    But the fact is this: the deficit IS falling and probably not in a healthy way.

    LC Xealot says:

    No, you empower them by giving up, not giving a shit, and letting them steamroll the few remaining freedoms we have left.

    Again with the hyperbole and drama. You have just as many freedoms today as the day you were born. It’s alright, you can open your eyes and look around — there ain’t no boogeyman in your closet or under your bed. You can still do everything you have been doing — and maybe a bit more.

    Has the world changed? Sure, technology has changed a LOT of things. It has made the world more interesting, more dangerous as well. We didn’t have instantaneous news at our fingertips until a few years ago. Now we have information overload. Hell, most of the shit that happened in the Beltway wasn’t reported at all, now we smell the fart of a Congresscritter almost as it happens.

    Think about this… Thirty years ago, how “informed” do you think you would have been of the workings inside of the Beltway? Do you think that anything is different now than it was then? If you do, then you are being awful naive. The beltway has always been a cesspool of corruption and ambition (as if there is a difference) In fact, it is probably a bit tamer now than it was in the late 19th century. Yet we survived — and most people were oblivious to the bullshit in Washington — just as they tend to be now.

    Not giving a shit about what is happening in Washington does NOT make a person a “moron”. any more than overreacting to what you see happening in Washington does. You CHOOSE to be aware of the bullshit. You CHOOSE to become upset over it — especially since there is really very little that being upset about it is ever going to do about changing the bullshit.

    Me, I am making a conscious decision to NOT care any longer. To NOT pay attention to the every little detail, and NOT get upset over the shit I cannot change. Life is too short to waste it on bullshit.

    Any you know what? I am blissfully at peace. Happy even. Even knowing that in the back of my mind, there are shit stains in Washington that stink like holy hell. If YOU want to use up what little time you have on this rock worrying about shit you will NEVER change, then have at it. Be a miserable person because of it if that is what you want.

    Or go enjoy life. Fuck the stupid shit. There will ALWAYS be stupid shit and it will always bring you down if you let it.

    That is why I don’t come here all that often any more. I come for a laugh or two, but I can’t take this shit seriously any more.

    LC Xealot says:

    Come back to me in a decade or two when they’ve wrecked the economy enough that you can’t afford to live decently anymore.

    I would LOVE to be able to come back in a decade or two, but I am afraid that is out of the question. I would consider it lucky to be able to come back in a year or two. This is what I am talking about. Life is waaaay too short to be using it up worrying about the stupid shit you can do nothing about.

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    Now I don’t know about it being the “fastest” drop, but it is falling. I am not even sure it is a good thing, because some economists are worried that this will create even bigger problems in the future.

    This is bullshit. Of course the government will claim this. Here’s a nice gem: “The White House press office told us that the proof is in the numbers. They tracked the deficit as a percent of the entire economy, measured as the Gross Domestic Product.” Good job, Politifact, just take the White House press office numbers. Nice investigative reporting. Try this data on for size. There’s so much market manipulation right now it’s difficult to even tell what the GDP is, much less make a ridiculous claim that Obama is some kind of anti-deficit warrior. Actually, Market Ticker is great overall reading for a good barometer of just what’s going on with government and the economy.

    As far as those “overpriced luncheons”? The taxpayer cost is absolutely nothing. In fact, the money comes from the private sector and people are charged a HUGE sum of money to attend just so they can gain access to The President et al. The lunch might be “hosted” by the joint congressional committee, but they aren’t spending anything on it. Again, if you had taken just a few moments to read the link I posted above that explains the history of the tradition (and the tradition goes back to around the mid-19th century in some form or another. They have never been a state dinner or anything like that. It’s just that in later years, they have been more a function to gain access to the newly-elected than they are about a fancy feast.

    You go to a government page, read through it some, and then tell me everything is fine? Pull the other one, Deej. So people pay huge sums of money (who gets that money, I wonder) to get access to the President. I’m sure they are all just wanting to shake his hand. There’s not political and monetary favors changing hands, or anything like that, right? And even if you were right about this one thing (an admission I do not make), think about all the expensive taxpayer-funded vacations, helicoptering his dog, golfing… I don’t care if Bush did it too. This shit has to stop. You get $400,000 per year as President. Go take a vacation with that money. We’ll comp you the secret service guards, but that’s it.

    Again with the hyperbole and drama. You have just as many freedoms today as the day you were born. It’s alright, you can open your eyes and look around — there ain’t no boogeyman in your closet or under your bed. You can still do everything you have been doing — and maybe a bit more.

    Bullshit. Here’s a short list of some freedoms that were taken away since I was born:

    1. I can’t chop a tree down in my own front yard.
    2. I’m required to pay the state for homeowner’s insurance.
    3. I’m required to purchase health insurance, or be fined for not doing so.
    4. I must get a permit for the following things: roofing my own property, installing a water heater or installing a sprinkler system.
    5. I’m only allowed to water my lawn on Thursdays, in a very narrow window of time — even if I am using rainwater collection barrels.
    6. Apparently, becoming a rodeo clown and wearing a mask making fun of a sitting president is right out.
    7. My communications may be eavesdropped upon without warrant or due process. <– I will give you that it's unclear just when this started.
    8. If I want to start a small business, the regulatory requirements have EXPLODED since I was younger. I wish I had gone into business then — it would have been cheaper.

    But I digress. The method the government uses today is a death by a thousand cuts scenario. It's a case of over-regulation of every aspect of life.
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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE @ #:

    87 days and no change in federal debt

    I hope some people are finally understanding how rigged the game is.

    The Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service (FMS), which publishes both the federal government’s official Daily Treasury Statement and its official Monthly Treasury Statement, is reporting that in July the federal government ran a deficit of $98 billion but that the federal government’s debt remained exactly $16,699,396,000,000 for the entire month.

    The FMS said that the deficit went up $98 billion ($97,594,000,000) in the Monthly Treasury Statment for July, which it released on Monday.

    At the same time, the FMS said the debt stayed at exactly $16,699,396,000,000 in its Daily Treasury Statements, which are published every business day. The Daily Treasury Statements show the daily value of the federal government debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress.

    At the static $16,699,396,000,000 level that the Treasury reported for every day of July, the debt was just $25 million below the legal limit of $16,699,421,000,000 that was set in a law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.
    Link: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/trea…16699396000000

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Oops Deej

    Example: Remember his record number of “signing statements” that exempted him and the Executive branch from certain things in the legislation he signed

    Oh dear….

    President Barack Obama continued his use of presidential signing statements Wednesday, expressing regret about parts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as he signed it into law.

    “I have approved this annual defense authorization legislation, as I have in previous years, because it authorizes essential support for service members and their families, renews vital national security programs, and helps ensure that the United States will continue to have the strongest military in the world,” Obama wrote.

    “Even though I support the vast majority of the provisions contained in this Act, which is comprised of hundreds of sections spanning more than 680 pages of text, I do not agree with them all,” the president continued. “Though I continue to oppose certain sections of the Act, the need to renew critical defense authorities and funding was too great to ignore.”
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    While a candidate in 2008, Obama frequently criticized President George W. Bush for issuing such statements, calling them an unconstitutional “end-run” around Congress.

    “Congress’ job is to pass legislation,” Obama explained. “The president can veto it or he can sign it. But what George Bush has been trying to do as part of his effort to accumulate more power in the presidency. … He’s been saying, well I can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter saying ‘I don’t agree with this part or I don’t agree with that part, I’m going to choose to interpret it this way or that way.’”

    “That’s not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he goes along,” he went on to say. “I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.” (RELATED: Obama calls conscience clause for military chaplains ‘unnecessary and ill-advised’)

    Obama has not only continued to use presidential signing statements, but has been criticized for executive actions on immigration policy — such as his 2012 order not to deport young illegal immigrants who would have been eligible for amnesty under the Dream Act, which did not pass — that have been called end-runs around Congress.

    The president expressed his disagreement with the NDAA’s conscience clause protections for military chaplains who object to same-sex marriage and provisions restricting his ability to move prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay. He did not address indefinite detention this year.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/03/obama-denounced-signing-statements-under-bush-now-uses-them-as-president/#ixzz2c5fRay4J

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    I taught the Constitution for 10 years

    Did he?

    Funny that, seems to me that IF he did (and as we have no college transcript and he is yet to disclose any documents to verify this bullshit claim) he’d know what the 1st, 2nd, ESPECIALLY the 4th and the 10th amendments say.

    Maybe if we had more details on this list?

    Obama/Dunham marriage license — Not released (if one exists)
    Original, vault copy birth certificate — Not released (lawyers’ fees greater than $4,000,000 — a REAL birth certificate is $15)
    Certification of Live Birth (short form) — Released — Counterfeit
    Certificate of Live Birth (long form) — Released — Counterfeit
    Amended Certification of Live Birth — Released — Counterfeit
    INS air travel records August 1-7, 1961 — Missing

    Obama/Dunham divorce — Released but incomplete (by independent investigators)
    Obama Sr. INS file — Released — both U. Hawaii and Harvard wanted him expelled for “womanizing”

    Barry Dunham/Obama Kindergarten records — Records lost (this is a big one — read two frames)
    Soetoro/Dunham marriage license — Released in INS File (page 92)

    Anna Soetoro/Dunham passport records — Released, but key years are missing
    Barry Dunham/Obama/Soetoro passport records — Missing
    Soetoro adoption records — Not released

    Fransiskus Assisi School School application — Released (by independent investigators)
    Besuki School record — Released (by independent investigators)

    Punahou School application — Missing
    Punahou School records — Not released
    Noelani 3rd Grade records — Not released

    Soetoro/Dunham divorce — Released (by independent investigators)

    Selective Service Registration — Released (by independent investigators) — Under suspicion

    Social Security Numbers — Released (by independent investigators) — Under suspicion
    Occidental College records — Not released

    Financial Aid Records — Not released
    Passport Records — Not released and records scrubbed clean by Obama’s terrorism and intelligence adviser
    Columbia College records — Not released
    Columbia thesis — “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament” — Not released
    Harvard College records — Not released
    Harvard Law Review articles — None

    Illinois Bar Records — Not released
    Baptism certificate — None (never baptized)
    Medical records — Not released –
    Illinois State Senate records — None
    Illinois State Senate schedule — Lost — really!
    Law practice client list — Not released
    University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
    Rashid Khalidi video — Hidden by the L.A. Times

    White House Visitors list — Incomplete to the point of worthless

    The Blagojevich Interview — judge denies access to the FBI report
    The Osama bin Laden photos — sealed by Obama

    The Fast & Furious documents — Executive Privilege invoked

    For someone who claims to have taught the Constitution, he seems to either not know or not care, as that document has literally been spat upon and repeatedly violated by this empty suit.

    What part of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” doesnt he get?

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    LC Xealot says:

    It’s all about creating a separation between us and them. That’s why people like Warran Buffet are actually for tax increases. It’s not about a specific amount of money. It’s about ensuring the aristocracy and the middle class never change places. The middle class is the stepping stone from poor to wealthy — and they don’t want that.

    And there you go. They have enough they won’t miss it, we’re so skint we can’t afford to fight them.
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    LCBrendan says:

    For someone who claims to have taught the Constitution, he seems to either not know or not care, as that document has literally been spat upon and repeatedly violated by this empty suit.

    What part of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” doesnt he get?

    Hopefully the pointy end will be exposed soon.
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