Friday, May 31, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/31/2013

While the incumbent’s hit-man, Eric Holder, continues efforts to cover his tracks, double-talk around lies and steadfastly deny involvement where facts indicate otherwise, additional evidence of flawed Dem thinking appeared today.
 
According to Molly Henneberg on Fox News.com, “When it comes to economic growth and potential, it's better to be "red." 
 
A new study by the American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC) ranked all 50 states economic outlook, finding that those tending to vote Republican had the most potential. 
 
The  study measured states based on 15 factors, from minimum wage laws to tax rates to labor policy, with Utah on top for the sixth year in a row. 
 
Jonathan Williams of ALEC said, "The real key to Utah is low tax rates, but more than that a predictable tax climate. Utah legislators are very conscientious about the fact that they don't spend beyond their means and also they don't make changes in tax policy retroactively. They make changes very gradually and they generally make them in a lower tax direction." 
 
Williams also noted that, “The bottom 10 states in economic outlook, tend to be "blue" states with higher taxes and more restrictions on business development." New York and Vermont being the bottom two. 
 
Now granted that ALEC is a conservative think tank, the statistics they employ are public record, meaning the rankings are valid. But the response that got my attention came from Tracy Gordon, with the Brookings Institution, who opined that, "It's hard to say that states should try to pattern themselves after Utah."
 
Her rationale was, “So for example, I know the authors are not fans of the income tax, but in good years the income tax performs very well in states like New York and California that rely on it heavily. So should California and New York try to look more like Utah? Probably not."
 
So, if I understand Ms. Gordon’s position correctly, she believes that in “good” years since states will collect more in taxes, that benefits their populations. Yet the data reflects the reverse. High taxes and overregulation inhibit growth, stifle productivity and reduce revenue for all involved.
 
Nonetheless, if Ms. Gordon truly believes that increased taxation’s a good thing, then California’s the place for her. Because according to Avik Roy of Forbes, via Drudge: “Obamacare, in fact, will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent.
 
I've included a link to the article, because its worth reading the details showing how Dems in general distort facts, employ half truths and leave out damaging specifics while misleading their blind followers down economy-killing roads.  OBAMACARE- 146% RATE HIKE IN CA!-
 
So, I guess the best approach for Republicans to take today is the same as I’ve believed for quits a long time now. Simply sit back, let those in Congress keep pursuing the truth's and let the underlying facts speak for themselves. Because, as is becoming clearer with each day, since there's never been a bigger troop of inept, bungling bozos than the Dem’s holding office anywhere today from the top on down, logic says they'll continue to self-destruct on their own.
 
That's it for today folks.
 
Adios

Thursday, May 30, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/30/2013

A couple of items today, both adding to my continual confusion about how the typical liberals mindset works. Because by simply reading the news, anyone with an IQ over 0 has to realize that the incumbent’s nothing more than a self-serving empty suit with a teleprompter.
 
According to an Associated Press article via Fox News.com, the incumbent's broken a promise made in 2009 regarding his health care tax. AP says that “when Congress was starting to grapple with overhauling the health care system to cover uninsured Americans, later that summer, public anxieties about changes would erupt at dozens of angry congressional town hall meetings with constituents.” 
 
It was then that the incumbent made one of his “best known promises about his health care overhaul: If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. Period." 
 
He also assured the American Medical Association that. "No one will take it away, no matter what." 
 
However, now that the tax is actually being implemented, there are several major glitches. Most stem from the fact that the plan can’t be implemented as promised because insurers haven’t the time, resources, capabilities or interest in reviewing existing policies that might not meet new minimum coverage regulations. So, they’re cancelling policies instead, replacing them with ones they know will conform. And that alone establishes a keystone presidential promise as a flat out, unequivocal fabrication. 
 
To me though, the most incredible thing was the reaction of supporters, many of whom according to AP “are betting that consumers won't object once they realize the coverage they will get under the new law is superior to current bare-bones insurance. For example, insurers will no longer be able to turn people down because of medical problems.”
 
In that regard, one of those questioned by AP I think put it best as follows: “You're going to be forcibly upgraded," said Bob Laszewski, a health care industry consultant. "It's like showing up at the airline counter and being told, 'You have no choice, $300 please. You're getting a first-class ticket, why are you complaining?”
 
In the same vein, another aspect of the tax struck me while reading, whereas I really don’t review the numbers every day. But, if the goal is to cover most of the nation's nearly 50 million uninsured, which even the incumbent says will cause, “bumps in the road,” even an outright imbecile would have to wonder where that money was going to come from. And, as they say, when you look around the poker table and can’t figure out who the patsy is: Guess what?
 
And that brings me to my second cause for confusion today. Because, according to a Quinnipiac University poll, the incumbent was ”judged honest and trustworthy by 49 percent in the latest poll, with 47 disagreeing.” The last time they asked that question, September 2011, 58 percent said he was honest and trustworthy and 37 percent said he wasn’t.
 
At the same time, “Three-quarters of U.S. voters want a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups by a margin of 76 percent to 17 percent. In the survey released today, "such a move included 63 percent of Democrats."
 
Furthermore, 73 percent of those surveyed said the top priority should be dealing with the economy and unemployment.
 
And finally. Sixty-eight percent of voters said they are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with the way things are going in the U.S.; 32 percent said they’re “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied.”
 
So, to now come back to my opening question.
 
According to the preceding poll, from a recognized, independent, organization, roughly three quarters of the voting population is dissatisfied with the incumbent’s performance, whereas he’s the one directly responsible for all those things they greatly disfavor. Yet, he’s still a favorite of half of them.
 
I for one, am certainly not surprised by his performance because it’s been clear from the start he has absolutely no viable credentials for the job he holds. I also think he’s a bombastic, loud, boring, grating speaker which is why I read his incessant outbursts instead of tuning in to actually hear them.
 
But, what I absolutely can’t fathom is who could possibly be dumb enough to keep buying his BS, watch everything he touches implode, happily pay for his horrendous errors and inexperience and then, give him a favorable rating on top of it.
 
Since nobody, and I do mean nobody, could be that dense, I now have serious doubts about how these polls really work and who’s behind them. Because the incumbent's approval rating just doesn't make an iota of sense.  
 
That's it for today folks.
 
Adios

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/29/2013

As indications grow that Eric Holder might very well be forced to resign, I have mixed emotions on the subject. 
 
On one hand I’m convinced he’s almost certainly guilty of misusing his position and resources for the administration’s political gain, absolutely deserving termination if true. On the other I don’t want the investigations of his probable misdeeds to end upon his departure. Because it seems highly likely that his instructions originated in the White House, most probably from the incumbent himself.
 
Ideally however, if investigations into his actions are handled properly, leading to the possibilities of serious sanctions, ruination of his career, perhaps even jail time, there’s a distinct chance he’d trade off damaging information for leniency in sentencing. And that might very well open the doors all the way to the top.
 
In the meantime, something else likely helpful to the Republican hopes for the future happened today. Michelle Bachmann decided not to run as a Congressional Representative from Minnesota again.
 
I always found her to be confrontational, abrasive and loud, which might be beneficial qualities for those trying to be heard while delivering their message. However, to me, it’s also scary, unprofessional and often rude as well, which I believe frightens many voters away from the whole party itself.
 
Furthermore, what the nation really needs at present is financial acumen, energy independence, foreign policy redirection, health tax repeal, and upgraded military strength, none of which are Ms. Bachmann's area of expertise.
 
And although her experience includes a background in taxation and extensive knowledge of the IRS, its not enough to cure all the rest of the nation’s ills. Therefore, I hope that her dropping out of Congress means she won’t run again for the presidency as well.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/28/2013

Not much going on today, most folks still revving themselves back up following the long weekend. Two items caught my eye though, both pretty funny.
 
According to the Associated Press via Fox News.com, “With his political future tied irrevocably to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden is still working to preserve his own distinct identity as he contemplates a third presidential run in 2016.”
 
Now, as ridiculous as it might be for this absolute dunce to seek the presidency, I really don’t think he needs to worry about obtaining a distinct identity. If there’s a soul of voting age who doesn’t know that this bumbling clown has no intellectual capabilities whatsoever, they’d deserve having him in the White House. But, I don’t think the nation need worry about his potential election next time around, because by then most Dem party heads will likely be locked in the slammer. 
 
Next, Daily Mail on-line’s David Martosko repots that, “Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul mocked President Obama's signature health care overhaul, noting the 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes doctors will have to use in order to inform the government about injuries sustained by Americans.”
 
Paul claims that, “Those codes include line-items for 'injuries sustained from a turtle,' 'walking into a lamppost' and  'injuries sustained from burning water skis.'
 
As for me, I’m not really a Rand Paul fan, he’s a bit too far out for me. But he certainly makes a solid point regarding the health care tax. And, most importantly his comments clearly illustrate what happens when you leave any kind of legislation to bureaucrats.
 
I often wonder, as a practical matter, how people with no ongoing experience can sit somewhere off by themselves and decide what’s good, or bad, for those actually involved in any kind of process or endeavor. In fact, bureaucracies rarely address improvement of any practical kind, instead incenting paper-pushers to employ as many words as they can to any issue instead of functionally solving problems.
 
So, as I said at the start, not much going on at the moment. But every once in a while it’s good to begin the week with a joke, which is precisely what the federal government and it’s membership are.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Monday, May 27, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/27/2013

I read a recap of Bob Dole’s appearance today on Fox News Sunday. The now retired Republican served as Senator from Kansas from 1969–1996.
 
His comment that caught my eye was, "I think they ought to put a sign on the [Republican] national committee doors that says 'closed for repairs' until New Year's Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas."
 
He believes much of the the gridlock in D.C. “Rests with a fractious Congress that seems more interested in partisan drama than doing its job.” Adding that, “It seems to be almost unreal that we can't get together on a budget or legislation." 
 
He then compared today's Congress unfavorably to when he served, stating, "We weren't perfect by a long shot, but at least we got our work done."
 
I’m mentioning him because although I assume he’s certainly much closer connected to anything Congress does than I could ever be, even I’m aware of the legislation proposed by the incumbent and other Dem’s today. I’m also aware that from the White House on down, these are people who absolutely refuse to compromise at any time. They much prefer either ramming bills through, or finding some other way to skirt debate, sliding whatever they can into law with no discussion whatsoever.
 
But aside from their methodology, there’s the legislation itself. From bailouts, to reducing military strength, to abandoning inroads made in the Middle East, to blockage of the Keystone pipeline, to unbridled, unbudgeted national debt, to overregulation in business and the economy in general, to significant government growth, to empowerment of the Justice Department in secret arms deals, investigating members of the press, growth of the IRS to oversee healthcare taxation that doesn’t work, to union favoritism, to ongoing attempts at wealth redistribution and continual efforts to increase the size of the welfare rolls.
 
While there’s much more that could be added to the preceding list that demonstrates declining trends and significant weakening of the nation, I wonder precisely what Bob Dole would like Republicans to try to agree with. Because, it seems to me that everything they propose to Dem's is either totally ignored or denigrated, further harmed and distorted by a biased liberal press.
 
So, as for myself, I’m just happy Republicans have done what they could under the circumstances. Because had they not, we’d already be the third world nation the incumbent admires and envisions.  
 
That’s it fir today folks.
 
Adios

Sunday, May 26, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/26/2013

Holiday weekends rarely provide much headline news and this one’s no exception. But there are a couple of things of note. 

First, although I really hate cold weather, and am very disappointed that what should be an outdoor few days won’t happen unless I’m willing to freeze my tail off, at least global-warming phonies and frauds are taking a credibility loss that does much to improve my disposition.

Then there was Lindsey Graham’s telling Fox News Sunday that he thinks a special or independent counsel should investigate the Justice Department’s tracking of phone calls and emails of Fox News reporter, James Rosen.

The South Carolina Republican Senator believes Attorney General Eric Holder was too involved in the process to be objective, signing off on the affidavit for the investigation himself, which Graham thinks is “clearly an overreach.” 

Fox reported that “The Justice Department search warrant stated investigators had probable cause to think Rosen had violated the federal Espionage Act and that he might have aided or abetted others or was a co-conspirator.”

There are many preferring that Congress take on cases like this itself, feeling special counsel proceedings take too long, since later appeals can result in total time of three or more years. However, despite the lengthy timespan, I for one, would like to see special counsel appointed in one or more of the “scandals” plaguing the administration now.

Whereas counsels themselves are truly independent, it takes politics and favoritism out of the picture. Witnesses are dealt with separately and apart from any kind of partisanship, meaning they don’t have party allies offsetting hard-line questioning. It's also a safer environment for trade-offs or deals for testimony or whistle-blowing provided.

Another beneficial aspect is that simply introducing special counsel should get things moving in an even more serious direction, providing far less room for evading truths, misleading answers and outright fabrications from those who testify. And that’s what’s really missing now.

At the moment it seems those in this administration have not only placed themselves above all the rest, they also feel their actions and deeds are not to be questioned whatsoever. Nonetheless, proven facts and results indicate that their performance to date is actually the complete and utter reverse of their statements. 
 
All of which means that if nothing else, special counsel would not only bring these lofty misguided idealists down to Earth, but Earth’s also the place where all the jails are located.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Saturday, May 25, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/25/2013

I realize I’m mentioning a truly worthless individual two days in a row, but I must because reported facts are proving once again that Nancy Pelosi’s an absolute, unequivocal, lifetime dunce. It’s likely her famous moronic comment about the way to find out what’s contained in the healthcare tax was to pass it, will be remembered by voting taxpayers for years and years to come.
 
I’ve included a link to a column by Sam Hananel of the Associated Press, via Breitbart listed on Drudge headlined, “Unions begin turning on Obamacare
 
The article’s worth reading not only because it contains significant information about the healthcare tax itself, but also further demonstrates that either the administration truly didn’t know what what it was doing when writing the legislation, proving its total incompetence, or purposefully lied to and misled a major constituency to get itself reelected. Either way, this troop of incompetents is definitively unfit for office.
 
Since this is the start of the Memorial Day weekend, I’ll keep this entry short and simply wish an enjoyable holiday to each and all, and sign off until tomorrow.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Friday, May 24, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/24/2013

Not much new regarding the scandals embroiling the administration. But it’s not even noon yet, so there’s still half a day left leaving plenty of time for another government branch, department or agency to unravel, implode or be investigated by Congress.

In the meantime, however, searching for blog-worthy items I found one about good old reliable Nancy.

According to Real Clear Politics, "Pelosi blames "Bush Appointee" For "Politicized" IRS Scandal" as described in the following exchange:

REPORTER: Since the IRS happened on President Obama's watch, how much of a hit -- or do you think at all Democrats will take a hit on the IRS in the 2014 midterms?
 
REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA), MINORITY LEADER: Well, you said it happened under his watch. It happened under the appointment of the head of the IRS, who was appointed by President Bush. His length of stay extended into President Obama's stay. I think that that points to the fact -- why is this a politicized issue? We all are concerned about how the IRS does what it's supposed to do but does not do it in a selective way.
 
Well, it seems that motor-mouth Nancy may have once again spoken with no knowledge of relevant facts, or else simply tried to alter the truth. Because, according to Wikipedia and several other sources on the web: “Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush even though he donated $500 to the Democratic National Committee in the month prior to the re-election of President Bush in 2004.”
 
So, although there’s no other confirming information I could find, it seems that Mr. Shulman’s one of those Dem’s selected by “W” in his attempts to de-politicize his staff and departments.
 
But then again, I could be incorrect. Because as we all know, according to Dem's, anything bad or negative that’s happened in the last two millenniums are all without question unequivocally Bush's fault.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Thursday, May 23, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/23/2013

Watching several more layers of the IRS ineptitude/arrogance onion peeled back in the House hearings yesterday, prompted thoughts of how many more agents will be mismanaged with the implementation of Obamacare. Especially in light of sequestration, presently forcing cutbacks in many vital areas of government services, I wondered about the additional personnel costs to taxpayers.
 
The latest information I found via Google, was posted by FactCheck.org, on February. 23, 2011, as follows: “The IRS is actually asking for more new workers than reported in an article by U.S. News and World Report — a story that has generated a lot of Internet buzz after being picked up by news outlets, such as Fox News and The Daily Caller. The IRS budget request for fiscal year 2012 shows that the agency is seeking at least 1,269 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) at a cost of $473 million to help implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”
 
So, while the national debt’s approaching $17 trillion amidst the slowest recovery in U.S. history,  and still stubbornly refusing to do the most logical things to stimulate economic growth -such as opening the Keystone pipeline- the administration's moronically adding another half billion in unnecessary, totally wasteful costs on a healthcare tax that never should have passed to begin with.
 
That scenario got me to thinking of how something like the ruination of the world’s strongest economy could happen in  only five years, considering that just about every aspect of U.S. business and technological capability has continually and constantly improved.
 
Now, obviously, the preceding question’s rhetorical, whereas we all know the answer. The current administration devotes practically all of its time to insuring economic stagnation by road-blocking economic growth in order to undermine and sabotage capitalism. All of which led to my next question to myself: Why would something like that happen in our nation in today’s day and age?
 
While I couldn’t come up with a precise answer, I did formulate a theoretical basis from which to start.
 
At this point, whereas the job of leading our nation is so huge and complex, it takes one with extraordinary talents and skills in top management for which there’s no preparatory equal. The closest likely being governorship of one of our largest states. Consequently, it occurred to me that perhaps there should be some kind of application for the position, whereas today, even the most menial jobs require extensive, documentable, resumes with appropriate reference information.
 
Therefore, and only for consideration, I wondered how the incumbent would stack up if the simplest of applications was required for the position of POTUS.
 
Now, without going through all of my conclusions, and typing another four or five pages,  I’ll just mention a few aspects of what the POTUS position requires, and you can come up with answers regarding his capabilities in those areas for yourself.
 
For example, how about prior experience in budgeting at any governmental level, town, city, county, state or nation? Staffing? Personnel? Military service, leadership or experience of any type whatsoever? International relations of any kind? Foreign service, interface, diplomatic interaction in any manner? Taxation in any aspect, other than as individual payer? Responsibility for any type of social service, be it welfare, unemployment compensation, healthcare or anything else? Overseeing education of any type. Curriculum development and/or teacher’s performance or union affiliations? Union negotiation in general? Environmental regulation? Any immigration matters or border control and enforcement in any aspect?
 
While the forgoing list barely touches the surface for requirements for an effective POTUS, for me it brings up a simple point, which is: From what I know of the incumbent’s prior background, if he truly has first hand, successful experience in any of the area’s listed to prepare him for the job, he must have done his street-organizing in the most sophisticated, interconnected, influential neighborhood in the world.      
        
That's it for today folks
 
Adios

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/22/2013

Never thought I’d write words like this in a billion years, but it’s a good thing that so many of the members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are lawyers.
 
For most of my life, and especially regarding business, attorneys have been nothing to me but self-serving parasites, scraping their keep from the efforts of others while adding nothing of productive value whatsoever. To this day I’ve never met one I admired or respected. However, since they interpret the law and are licensed to practice, they’re an unfortunately needed drain on society.
 
Nonetheless, and the reason for my thanks for them today, is that they’re experts at asking pointed questions. And, what’s especially beneficial in the IRS investigation is that both political sides have come together for once. Because both can be irreparably harmed, depending on which party’s in power. Consequently, even Dem’s are helping seek those responsible for delaying Tea Party and conservative applications for tax-free status and posing appropriate query’s.
 
At the same time, what’s interesting to watch is that although Dem’s seem to be equally intense in grilling those testifying before them,  most still go out of their way to establish that the misdeeds and falsehoods remained within the bureau itself and didn’t extend to the White House, quite certainly not the incumbent himself.
 
However, try as Dem’s may, the hard evidence produced in emails, letters, phone calls and such seems to indicate that there were indeed people close to, or even at, the top who were well aware of the situation and did nothing to correct it.
 
In summary, one of the things made clear today, which I hope holds true, is that this is only the beginning. More witnesses will be called, the case will develop further, and eventually with a little luck, the whole truth will out whereas both party’s really now want the answers.
 
In another, similar matter of administration abuse of power and collusion, though far smaller in scope than intimidating, delaying or eliminating foes via the IRS, there’s now increasing evidence of White House attempts to stifle damaging investigative reporting,  
 
Guy Benson, of Townhall Magazine on-line’s Tipsheet, reports of pressure on CBS to censure or terminate Sharyl Attkisson, who’s “been relentless on the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun-running scandal -- and, of course, Benghazi.”
 
Now, here’s the interesting part.
 
According to Benson, “On Friday, ABC News reported that the Benghazi talking points went through 12 revisions before they were used on the public. The White House was intimately involved in that process, ABC reported, and the talking points were scrubbed free of their original references to a terror attack. That reporting revealed that President Obama’s deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes — brother of CBS News president David Rhodes — was instrumental in changing the talking points in September 2012. ABC’s reporting revealed that Ben Rhodes, who has a masters in fiction from NYU, called a meeting to discuss the talking points at the White House on September 15, 2012.”
 
The story goes on: “Well then.  ‘CBS News executives’ are wringing their hands that Sharyl Attkisson maybe "wading dangerously close" to advocacy on Benghazi.  It's now entirely reasonable to ask if the top executive at the network may be "wading dangerously close" to a massive conflict of interest.  Is David Rhodes trying to protect his brother -- who's just been revealed to be knee-deep in the Benghazi cover-up -- by muzzling and marginalizing a problematic journalist within his news division?”
 
So, I guess what we need is Ol’ Blue Eyes in the background, singing about Chicago, the town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down. However, while the incumbent cut his teeth in a town that could be controlled via corruption, muscle and intimidation, it seems that the whole nation’s becoming too much to chew on for an amateur. And that’s why, although I generally refer to him as "the incumbent',” I think it’s time to change a few letters and start using “the incompetent” instead.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/21/2013

While the administration continues to implode, from the growing exposure of its strong-arm tactics and inconceivable abuses of power, another arm of government demonstrated today that although it may not be crooked, its unbelievably stupid.
 
Senator Carl Levin, Dem from Michigan and chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, is holding hearings because he’s upset that Apple apparently sheltered $44 billion from taxes overseas.
 
Levin said that, “What we intend to do is to highlight that gimmick and other Apple offshore avoidance tactics so that American working families, who pay their share of taxes, understand how offshore tax loopholes raise their tax burden and how those loopholes add to the federal deficit.”
 
Now, even Levin was careful in what he stated because he said “avoided,” which last time I looked was perfectly legal, as opposed to “evaded” which is not.
 
However, the reason I mention this is because these clowns in Congress want to have it both ways. On one hand, they try to use every possible tactic to bleed every cent they can from businesses and individuals with earning power. On the other, they take what they’ve fleeced from contributors, mismanage those funds, look for new ways to redistribute the “wealth” and sit back and watch while the nation’s debt approaches $17 trillion.
 
What’s even worse is that taxpayer's financially support these ignoramuses in office, paying their salaries, benefits, expenses and pensions, while almost all of them contribute zip, zero, nada of any value to the nation or its citizens at all.
 
In Apple’s case, I’m quite sure they have covered every legal aspect of this situation thoroughly, and likely have attorneys far more competent and intelligent than any congressman. Government power though, correctly applied or not, can surely be scary, so we’ll just have to wait for the outcome to see who prevails.
 
Certainly adding to the government's ire is that Apple's now decided to sell $17 billion in bonds to pay dividends and buy back stock, rather than tap some of the roughly $100 billion it’s stashed overseas.
 
However, if it brought the funds back to the United States, "Apple would incur a 35 percent tax on those dollars — the reality that’s prompted many businesses beyond the tech industry to avoid repatriating their foreign earnings." And, who’s fault is that?
 
As for Levin, “his panel castigated Microsoft and Hewlett Packard just last year for their own, unique methods to allegedly lower their corporate tax payments. That hearing, however, didn’t result in any meaningful changes to the companies’ practices or U.S. laws."
 
In the meantime, according to William La Jeunesse of FoxNews.com, “An Office of Inspector General report showed that Dennis Burke -- the former chief of staff for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed as U.S. Attorney for Arizona by President Obama in September 2009 -- lied when asked if he leaked sensitive documents to the press meant to undermine the credibility of ATF whistle-blower John Dodson.”
 
So, here we have another administration misrepresentative to add to the mix, furthering proofs that the folks currently at the top aren’t politicians, public servants, or worthy of the public trust. They’re nothing but flat out liars and crooks. Which is perhaps why one of their loudest allies, seems to be going backwards. Because, according to Domenic Patten of Deadline Hollywood on-line: “Obama Scandals Bring MSNBC 7-Year Low While Fox News Rises.”
 
According to Mr. Patten, “The scandals of the Obama administration seem to be hurting not just the White House but MSNBC as well, while Fox News Channel has just scored its second-best week of the year. After double-digit gains during last year’s presidential election.”
 
He goes on to report that: “For MSNBC, last week’s total day results were down 17% in viewers and 22% among the demo from the comparable May 14 to May 18 week of last year. In primetime, the numbers were even worse as a steady decline from the beginning of the year continued. The network had 570,000 total viewers and 159,000 in the demo from 8-11 PM from May 13 to May 17, 2013. That’s the lowest-rated week of the year so far for MSNBC in terms of viewers and the third-lowest of 2013 in the demo.”
 
So, for today I really don’t need to add any ending whatsoever. Because the way things are presently going for the administration, it looks to me like they’re concluding themselves.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Monday, May 20, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/20/2013

For me, the incumbent had no credibility well before his being elected the first time. I’ve also been questioning his administration's veracity for years in many entry's right here on-line. Therefore, I’m not only pleased my suspicions are proving out, but also because of those who are now finally awakening to the fraudulent bill of goods they’ve been sold by a street-thug disguised as a politician.
 
In that vein, yesterday Bob Schieffer, who moderated the third presidential debate in 2012, and in my view tried to help his favorite win that contest by bailing him out when he stumbled, joined others in the main stream media now realizing they’ve been duped from the very beginning.
 
According to Ben Wolfgang of The Washington Times on-line, Schieffer interviewed a White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer yesterday on "Face the Nation." 
 
The host began by saying, “I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate … but I have to tell you, that is exactly the approach the Nixon administration took. You’re taking exactly the same line.” 
 
He next “Castigated the White House for taking credit when the federal government does something right, but passing the buck when problems arise.” Then he added, “Republicans and other critics have made similar claims that Mr. Obama seems to have little knowledge of what’s happening in his own federal government.”
 
Along the same lines, Schieffer went on, “When the executive branch does things right, there doesn’t seem to be any hesitancy for the White House to take credit for that.” The killing of Osama bin Laden as an example. But, “When these [scandals] happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don’t even seem to know what’s happened.”
 
And then at the end he apparently blew his cool by demanding to know why Mr. Pfeiffer was making the rounds on Sunday talk shows, rather than a higher-ranking official. Finally asking “Why are you here today? Why isn’t the chief of staff here today?”
 
The reason I believe this is so important is because two underserved elections have been won with the huge help and collusion of a strongly biased major media. However, they’ve now been used and misled often enough that even they can see what stooges they’ve been right from the beginning.
 
So, with three major scandals taking place simultaneously, and many more likely still in the woodwork, its now very possible that the media might revolt and start telling the truth about things with which they formerly were complicit. And although at the moment the incumbent’s position is surely weakened, without his media allies he’s cooked altogether.
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Sunday, May 19, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/19/2013

I often mention things learned over time that help me gain perspective in all sorts of personal and business situations. Something particularly beneficial is taking a step back when processing lot’s of information, reviewing what's been received and actually analyzing the information, instead of instantly reacting without being absolutely certain of the all details.
 
While the process may seem quite involved, it's really not. Most often coming down to simply making certain I understand all the facts before proceeding.
 
Since I’ve been doing things this way for quite a long time now, it’s become ingrained, subconsciously working in the background, often causing me to carefully consider things appearing inconsistent or perhaps, ringing untrue.
 
I bring this up today because in trying to avoid, skirt or deflect the mounting piles of scandals surrounding the incumbent, while not only making the case that these situations are all new to him, he’s complaining that they’re taking focus away from his goal of helping the American people.
 
Now, while that certainly sounds like a lofty ambition, I automatically subconsciously paused to absorb and think through what he said.
 
What came through to me was, it seems his idea of “help” is growing the national debt to $17 trillion, while roughly 12% of the workforce can’t find full-time employment. At the same time, bailouts of politically allied businesses helped unionized entities rebuild while investing or hiding significant funds overseas.
 
Add to that strangling regulation from the EPA, who along with 16 other governmental agencies and pressure from outside lobbyists, have kept fuel costs three times as high as they should be, while preventing business growth even more than Jimmy Carter.
 
Then we have the new health care tax that slowly but surely is causing businesses to make do with fewer employees and rely more on part-time help, rather than pay for steadily rising costs of insurance coverage.
 
Aside from all the rest we have the expenses and regulations related to a non-existent, politically motivated farce called global warming. Which is pretty amusing to me, as I sit here typing at the end of May in New York, freezing my tail off amidst a Spring that hasn’t really arrived yet.
 
So, once again, I have to pause and consider what the Incumbent said and what it really means when you think it through. Because, while I truly don’t know which way we’d all do better, I’d have to guess that if these scandals are truly preventing further work on his agenda, we should all pray that they continue to keep piling up. 
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Saturday, May 18, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/18/2013

Searching for additional input this morning on the Dem’s current scandals, I found two very significant items. Both illustrated how often the party’s most devious, untrustworthy leaders can be found pulling strings or otherwise orchestrating unsavory behavior on a continuing basis.
 
In the first case, a Tea Party member mentioned on Fox News that conservatives often faced delays and hurdles from government agencies such as the IRS, EPA, as well as having to deal with government-assisted opposing outside groups, especially one called ProPublica.
 
Unfamiliar with ProPublica, I consulted Wikipedia, finding a link to an article by Brandon Jones, of Global Dispatch on-line saying; “George Soros supported journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.”
 
So, here we have the IRS working directly along with a Soros affiliate, providing confidential information about pending applications in an obvious effort to harm those opposing him and his interests. To my way of thinking, illegal collusion and breach of trust doesn’t get much worse than that.
 
And then we have, Raymond Hernandez, of the least expected New York Times on-line via Drudge reporting that: “The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department.”
 
Mr. Hernandez goes on to write that, “While continuing her work at the State Department, in the latter half of 2012, she also worked for Teneo, a strategic consulting firm, which was founded by Doug Band, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton. Teneo has advised corporate clients like Coca-Cola and MF Global, the collapsed brokerage firm run by Jon S. Corzine, a former governor of New Jersey.”
 
The story gets even better, whereas “At the same time, Ms. Abedin served as a consultant to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and worked in a personal capacity for Mrs. Clinton as she prepared to transition out of her job as secretary of state.”
 
But, the best part’s as follows: “[H]er husband, former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a Democrat, prepares for a mayoral run in New York City.”
 
So, as I said at the beginning today, the same name’s keep cropping up as the intertwining between these lowest forms of life become exposed. And through it all the point gets further proven daily that the politicians involved aren’t politicians at all. They’re really nothing more than self-serving, thieves and liars who’ve found a vehicle that helps them reach their personal goals.
 
Which brings me back to my continual question which is: “Why do Democrats continually vote for worthless frauds who do nothing for anyone but themselves? Because those voters not only accept and promote being lied to, they make themselves look like masochistic, mindless, robotic dolts as well.      
 
That’s it for today folks.
 
Adios

Friday, May 17, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/17/2013

This morning, several commentators noted that pressure from the administration caused initial televising of the House hearing on IRS targeting of conservative groups to be held on a Friday, normally the least viewed news day of the week. The obvious objective being minimizing exposure of any highly damaging revelations.
 
For the most part, key witness Steven Miller, who resigned Wednesday as the agency’s acting commissioner, offered very few specifics during questioning. His general position was that nothing was ever purposefully done for political purposes, and that what may appear to be targeting of administration foes was simply coincidence and perhaps mismanagement of an overworked staff.
 
J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, went a bit further, saying “his findings raised "troubling questions.” But, he too claimed that some of the wrongdoing was apparently done with no-to-little supervision. 
 
Nonetheless, he also stated that all three allegations against the agency turned out to be true, whereas: "It was using "inappropriate criteria" to screen conservative groups, it was delaying applications and it was asking unnecessary questions.” However, he took the position that his job was to only determine the facts involved, and that others were responsible for whatever actually took place, which had nothing to do with him.

In summary, while the foundation for further congressional investigation was laid, no real bombshells were dropped, but the reason for that may make very good sense, as explained by a few observing pundits. Their general consensus was that the two witnesses called, as well as many others to come, have “lawyered up” and under advice of counsel will only answer in broad terms at this juncture until specifically subpoenaed at which time they’ll get their attorney’s involved to protect them.

In the meantime though, two other aspects of the situation came to light that I found of interest. 
 
Congress members on both sides of the aisle seemed equally upset, because this is a horrific tactic that could be employed by whoever’s in the White House. And for Democrats that means, next time around a Republican president might decide to use the extensive, far-reaching power of the IRS against any, or all, of them. Therefore, they want this practice permanently ended now, before it comes back to bite them too.

The next item concerns Sarah Hall Ingram, commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012, when all the abuses of power took place.
 
But presently, having left that position, she’s been rewarded with the post of director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office which means she’ll still have influence over just about every taxpayer In the nation while facing no penalty at all for the misdeeds she perpetrated before.

So, summing this all up, here we have another case where the administration’s been exposed as heavy-handed thugs disguised as politicians. And yet, true to their belief that they can use muscle, threats and force to overcome and control opposition, instead of trying to find some beneficial solution for all, they seek to increase their strength and power some more. 

Nonetheless, despite the administration's attempts to bring Chicago criminality to the national level, utilization of the IRS is another short-term success but long range significant mistake. Because in this one, just like Benghazi, Boston and the health care tax fiasco, Democrats are suffering greatly too from the growing public backlash. 

And that means, while at the moment, the incumbent may be circling the wagons in defense, pretty soon he’ll likely wind up pretty much by himself on a horse wondering if there’s anywhere still friendly to go.

That's all for today folks.

Adios

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/16/2013

No one needs me today to learn the magnitude of the administration’s disgrace, corrupt politicizing and functional incompetence. Headlines and stories of the incumbent’s unraveling can be found just about everywhere one looks. And that leads to today's theme: My total confusion with current reactions to the apparent implosion and self-destruction of leadership at the top.

My quandary’s actually quite basic, beginning with the method I use constructing the entry’s for this very blog. 
 
For the most part, I simply sift through many subjects every day, with no particular or predetermined agenda. Generally, so much media attention focuses on DC activity, and the incumbent specifically, a large percentage of news coverage naturally addresses both.

Therefore, for more than five years now, simply by perusing the most basic, readily available publicly distributed information, I’ve not only known what an incompetent, self-serving fraud the incumbent is, I’ve got hundreds of my own blogs proving that point. In fact, sitting wherever you are right now, you can go back through all of them and read them yourself. 

So, here’s the nub of my current confusion.

If all I did was sit here and type about public information I read, how come the major media, along with huge numbers of the population in all walks of life, are suddenly shocked by disclosures of presidential fraud, deceit and incompetence that have been continually apparent to anyone paying the slightest attention?

The funny thing about the answer to that one is, the biased, brain-dead major media thought that by helping the administration strong-arm and subvert Republicans, and especially Tea Party threats, they were furthering their socialist agenda. However, they backed a guy without principle or decency, using politics as the vehicle to satisfy only himself, leaving them and their mission totally stranded with everyone else, regardless.

But, it seems now that too much has come apart to keep under cover any longer, more items appearing daily that probably wouldn’t have been mentioned only a few months ago.

Michael Goodwin, of FoxNews.com, wrote an article headlined: “Now we know -- Team Obama both corrupt and incompetent.”
 
He then notes that, “The chorus of comparisons between President Obama and the only president to resign in disgrace is growing by the day, as the administration’s scandals appear to pile up.
 
Whether the comparisons are fair or not, columnist George Will perhaps led the charge -- after citing the Article of Impeachment against President Nixon in an opinion piece this week.

Will recalled the line: "He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."

But, here’s the one that almost knocked me off my chair. 
 
Dylan Byers, of Politico on-line quotes the incumbent’s biggest fan, Chris Matthews, as saying last night “[He] obviously likes giving speeches more than he does running the executive branch.”

That followed a comment Matthews made Tuesday, when he called called him "a ship with the engine off."

So, now I’ve been joined by one of the nation’s top journalists, George Will, and a broken down, biased flunky, Chris Matthews, in believing the Incumbent’s unfit for the office he holds, and in my opinion, any others as well. Which brings me back to my opening question: Why did it take these guys five years to find out what was so obvious from the very beginning?

That's it for today folks.

Adios

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BloggeRhythms 5/15/2013

Talking to my wife yesterday afternoon, discussing the mounting scandals involving the incumbent, it dawned on me that although he and his cohorts are labeled politicians because of their positions, they really aren’t such at all. In actuality, they’re nothing more than thieves and thugs holding public office.
 
As mentioned often recently, this group in DC, much like the Chicago model, has taken control of key governmental elements enabling them to impose their will on segments of the society most likely to personally benefit them most. Examples include, finance via the Federal Reserve, taxation through the IRS, education aided by union control, health care by legislation as well as through taxation, along with growing governmental employment rolls to facilitate increased population suppression.  
 
At the same time,  manipulation of a na├»ve and gullible mainstream press provides another tool enabling the band of self-serving bandits to suppress information which otherwise would potentially expose the fraud disguised as merely political ideology. And this particular point is extremely important, whereas if the truth were ever pursued via diligent reporting, the compounding incapability's of so-called “leadership” would have long ago been disclosed.
 
However, as I’ve also mentioned often before, the problem the administration faces now is that while its proven possible for thugs and thieves to gain long-term control over a major city, continual muscling of the entire nation is a far greater task. Furthermore, that requires talents that street-hustling grifters, con men and glib fast-talkers simply haven’t got.
 
Consequently, if one area of needed governance experience falls short, such as foreign policy perhaps, with the right amount of subterfuge that deficiency might be glibly glossed over, abetted by the press. Then, should another managerial weakness crop up, an economy for instance that simply won’t respond due to improper stimulus and over-regulation, that too might be written off as a misguided attempt to redistribute wealth.
 
Add to that, glossing over blatant  terrorism as merely spontaneous negative reaction to a movie because the core problem’s been touted as solved, whereas an actual planned attack might raise questions of competency at the very top.
 
Along the same lines, refusing to utilize the wealth of the nation’s natural resources while enriching foreign suppliers simply due to the magnitude of donations from special interest groups also might be satisfactorily explained away as environmental protection. Especially so when a willing media’s controlled.
 
But now, it seems a points been reached where even the complicit press has finally decided to stop, review the issues and facts, and reconsider what their blind allegiance has wrought upon us all. As a result, the so-called “leadership” is now likely to be taken to task and then, ultimately exposed for the fraudulent incompetent thugs they really are.
 
And, when that happens, I for one will be extremely pleased whereas I won’t have wasted the thousands upon thousands of keystrokes I’ve continually dedicated to the cause.
 
That's it for today folks.
 
Adios