Obama’s Sequester Con, Plus This Worm Didn’t Do Any Worse in North Korea Than the Last One, Show Notes: 3-3-13

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Thanks to our guest, Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at AEI, general counsel of the US Treasury Department and White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan, and author of Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative About the Financial Crisis Let to the Dodd-Frank Act.

Thanks to my friend Matt Baker for the two cool new promos for the show!

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Amazon.com: Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative About the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act (9780844772387): Peter J. Wallison: Books

As Cuts Loom and Public Shrugs, NY Times Suddenly Spins Other Way on Sequestration | NewsBusters

SL (Smart Listener) Mensa sent us these quotes from John Maynard Keynes, which I wanted to share since we were talking about all the Keynesian crap that Gene Sperling and Barack Obama are trying to sell you. Link here. Don’t be played.)

“I believe that in many cases the ideal size for the unit of control and organisation lies somewhere between the individual and the modern State. I suggest, therefore, that progress lies in the growth and the recognition of semi-autonomous bodies within the State-bodies whose criterion of action within their own field is solely the public good as they understand it, and from whose deliberations motives of private advantage are excluded…”

“For my part I think that capitalism, wisely managed, can probably be made more efficient for attaining economic ends than any alternative system yet in sight, but that in itself it is in many ways extremely objectionable. Our problem is to work out a social organisation which shall be as efficient as possible without offending our notions of a satisfactory way of life.”

-John Maynard Keynes

Washington’s Economic Boom, Financed by You – NYTimes.com (While the rest of the country suffered in the Obama economy, Washington D.C. was a boom town, thanks to tax dollars. Now we are supposed to feel bad because some federal employees might be furloughed for a day or two?)

Review & Outlook: World Doesn’t End, Obama Hardest Hit – WSJ.com

Review & Outlook: President Armageddon – WSJ.com

Shepherds and Sheep | RealClearPolitics (the column I mentioned when talking to our guest Peter Wallison, containing the lines “Yes, we all make mistakes. But do governments not make bigger and more catastrophic mistakes?”)

Dennis Rodman and His New BFF,  Nork Dictator Kim Jong Un (Thought Experiment: did he do any worse than Jimmy Carter in 1994? That’s a rhetorical question. The answer is no!)

Dennis Rodman calls Kim Jong-un ‘a great guy’ and defends North Korea trip | World news | guardian.co.uk

The Real Jimmy Carter: How Our Worst Ex-President Undermines American Foreign Policy, Coddles Dictators and Created the Party of Clinton and Kerry: Steven F. Hayward: Amazon.com: Books (Book I read from re the King of the Useful Idiots trip to North Korea in 1994, after which the grandfather of the current dictator allegedly died from laughing after negotiating with Jimmuh.)

Justice Scalia’s comment during last week’s oral argument over Sec. 5 of the Voting Rights Act has Left even more unhinged than usual because he accurately described “preclearance,” what was supposed to be a temporary remedy as “racial entitlement.”

Soundbite I didn’t have time to play, in which liberals express outrage over Court invalidating legislative enactment. From MS-NBC’S “Up with Chris Hayes,” featuring Judith Browne Dianis, of something called the Advanceproject.org, and Akhil Reed Amar, of Yale Law School. Thought experiment: will they feel the same way about the Court reviewing the Defense of Marriage Act?

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Redistricting, Race, and the Voting Rights Act > Publications > National Affairs (thorough explanation of this law, and especially the changes to Section 5 over the years, and why Justice Scalia was absolutely correct when he referred to “racial entitlement”)

‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ Hits Yearly Low in 25-54 Demographic – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers

‘Sequester Costs 750,000 Jobs’ From Those Folks Who Gave Us the Four-Million-Job Stimulus – Forbes

Florida sinkhole: ‘they could see his mattress poking out’ – video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Obama’s Sequester Con Blows up in His Face: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

“Dumb, inexcusable and unnecessary.” That’s what Barack Obama called the unthinkable, the thing that he declared last fall would never happen, the so-called, “sequester,” mandatory reductions in the rate of growth for various federal agencies. Dumb, inexcusable, unnecessary, and also his idea, as it is now universally acknowledged. Here’s the reality: The One rolled the dice and he lost. He bet that the Republicans would be unwilling to allow the Defense Department, which is taking the brunt of the “cuts,” to see its budget reduced, and he was wrong. Now, he is engaging in a cringe-inducing, passive-aggressive game, one in which he says “If you don’t do what I want, and send more money to Washington for me to throw down various ratholes, I’m going to inflict as much pain as possible on the American people.” Thanks to Bob Woodward, everyone acknowledges that this horrible, unimaginably terrible reduction of 2.3% in the rate of growth in federal spending, yet he continues to refuse to own it. Is he delusional, and doesn’t he realize that the Lame Stream Media may be turning on him? This whole thing is starting to look like that Florida sinkhole, with Obama in the role of the guy who was swallowed.

This man’s unwillingness to accept responsibility for any of his actions is part of a pattern. He has spent to the last five years speechifying against “those who caused our economic problems in the first place,” by which he means the private sector in general, and those evil Wall Street profiteers specifically, several of whom became part of his administration. Our guest, Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at AEI, general counsel of the US Treasury Department and White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan, will join us to discuss actual cause of the financial crisis of 2008. That’s the subject of his new book, Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative About the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act. Surprise–the government, not the private sector, bears most of the responsibility, and “community organizers” like Barack Obama were instrumental in causing the mess in the first place. Whether it’s the sequester or the housing bubble, perhaps we should adopt the same policy that I advocated back in the day when O.J. Simpson was looking for “the real killer.” We should send the Celebutard-in-Chief a mirror.

Justice Scalia has the Left even more unhinged than usual over his comments in last Wednesdays oral arguments about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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What You Know, Joe? Show Notes 1/13/13

Joe Biden prepares to release his carefully considered recommendations to prevent “gun violence,” which he has had in a drawer for the last 30 years, while Lame Stream Media continues to pretend that the emperor has clothes.

They’re back. The “No Labels” group, as in No Principles, No Brains and No Commitment to our rights wants to “compromise” on our liberty. I say screw that.

Thanks to our guest, Mark Walters, columnist for Concealed Carry Magazine, host of Armed American Radio, and author of Lessons from Armed America

Al Roker: ‘I pooped my pants’ during 2002 White House visit, ditched soiled underwear in bathroom and ‘went commando’ – NY Daily News

Newtown Answers – NRO Symposium – National Review Online

Teacher talks armed student into giving up, police say – CNN.com (Did the fact that the Taft, California shooter was confronted by 2 adult men, rather than women, make a difference here?)

“It’s Not What You Do. It’s Who You Know” File | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess (post contains photo of David Gregory’s wife with her bud, D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan, who made the decision to let him skate after willfully violating the draconian D.C. gun laws that he enthusiastically supports)

Woman in VA Shoots At 2 Daytime Home Invaders Who Shot At Her | Guns Save Lives

ABC News: Grandma with Gun Halts Store Robbery | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess

Range of executive actions possible on guns, some more controversial than others | Fox News

Colin Powell appears with David “Laws Are for the Little People” Gregory on “Meet the Press,” Plays the Race Card and Slanders GOP as racist. Remarkably, David Gregory didn’t challenge this calumnious assertion. He was probably distracted thinking about his recent brush with the law.

January 13: Colin Powell, Cory Booker, Haley Barbour, Mike Murphy, Andrea Mitchell – Meet the Press – Transcripts | NBC News

Speaking of media whores, is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. back on the horse, as in using heroin, or is he just insinuating himself into events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination because his other attempts to attract attention (using junk science to say that mercury in vaccines cause autism, radical environmental causes) have been less than huge hits.

Rule of Law » Federal Court: DOJ Must Reimburse South Carolina for Voter ID Folly (As long as Gen. Powell was accusing GOP of suppressing minority votes a la Al Sharpton, Jr., why didn’t he mention this story?)

Another leftwing Obama political hack, who has lied to Congress and misled the American people about his boss spending the country into oblivion, nominated to head Dept. of Treasury.

An Unqualified Jack Lew Will Tax and Spend – Larry Kudlow – National Review Online

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Jack Lew Must ‘Never’ be Treasury Secretary – ABC News

Did Jack Lew Step in It on Fast and Furious? Will Anyone Else Notice? Show Notes: 7/1/12 | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess (what did he know and when did he know it about Obama’s bloodiest scandal?)

Wheel Of Fortune FAIL: I Have The Wine By Johnny Cash (VIDEO) (what are the chances that this woman is an Obama voter?)

Taxation Without Cessation | The Weekly Standard (A MUST READ)

According to White House, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and U.S. Census tallies, when John F. Kennedy was in the White House in 1962, federal tax revenues were $534 per capita, or $4,178 in today’s dollars. Last year (according to those same sources), federal tax revenues were $7,793 per capita. So, from 1962 to 2012, taxes rose 87 percent even after accounting for inflation and population growth. In other words, across the past 50 years, real (inflation-adjusted) per-capita taxes have nearly doubled.

Of course, this 87 percent increase in per-capita taxation hasn’t remotely kept the federal government from racking up higher deficit spending. With JFK in the White House in 1962, the federal government spent 7 percent more than it had available to spend—$1.07 going out for every $1 coming in. With Obama in the White House, it has spent $1.56 for every $1 available.

Welcome | Gun Appreciation Day | January 19, 2013

 

Susan “Obama Mouthpiece” Rice’s Willful Ignorance: Show Notes, 11/18/12

David “Howdy Doody” Gregory shocked that anyone might think that the Obama regime might withhold information or even lie to burnish its national security credentials. Sen. Lindsay Graham takes it to him, and to the One.

Barack and Michelle celebrate the demise of the Twinkie.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) refers to Petraeus affair by saying “mistakes were made.” Is it because he’s a man that he considers it a “mistake” when people can’t keep their pants on?

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan) replies “that’s not the issue.” He also says that Petraeus never allowed the release of classified or sensitive national security information. Really?

Mitt Romney was not wrong about the democrat party and its appeal to the takers, but his response was LAME. He should talk to a man who should be a GOP rising star is born on Meet the Press, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), who echoes me by noting that Mitt Romney tried speaking conservatism as a second language.

Possible gigs for which Barack Obama might be actually qualified (hint: Ryan Seacrest deserves a vacation.)

Liberal Death Star Confirms What I Have Said For the Last 5 Years: Obama Voters are “Low Information Voters.” | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess (includes some hilarious video of Obama supporters displaying their stunning ignorance)

Computer used by Petraeus ‘mistress’ Paula Broadwell contained substantial classified information – NY Daily News

Hostess Seen Attracting Asset Bids From Rivals Including Flowers – The Washington Post (thank God. I don’t know how long I can live without my Twinkies!)

The Chicago Way: Laws Are for the Little People | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess (Illinois has one of the strictest anti-eavesdropping laws in the country, so it’s a good thing they don’t apply to Chicago’s Tiny Dancer mayor, Rahm Emanuel)

Mitt Was Half-Right About Last Week’s Loss, But Still Clueless | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess

Mitt’s Lame Explanation for Last Week’s Lost | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess