Happy New Year 2013

Welcoming in the  2013 Fiscal Overhang

With less than a few hours remaining in 2012, our so called “leaders” in Washington should still have plenty of time to find the most promising spot to kick on our fiscal garbage can in order to send it way down Pennsylvania Ave and well away from the White House for the next Congress to deal with.  Oh happy days!

President Obama Granting Himself Amnesty?

President Obama yesterday signed an executive order to stop deporting children of illegal aliens opening the door for a massive wave of illegal immigration of pregnant women across our southern border in an effort to be given amnesty at some point because their children will have the right to stay in the U.S.  Rather than focus on SECURING OUR BORDERS this President, for clearly political purposes, has decided to thumb his nose at our legislative system. This action is so blatantly political that it has all the earmarks of backfiring on him.  What if the Republican House now puts together a bill based on Mark Rubio’s vision for handling illegal immigration with a provision similar to his executive order… How can the Democratic led Senate reject bringing it to a vote? 

Republicans can turn this into a win for themselves – and with Sen. Marko Rubio (R), as a potential VP running mate, this tactic might just backfire on the President that would be King, Barrack Obama.

Some are wondering if this royal decree might not also apply to himself as many still question if in fact he was actually born in the U.S. Ok…a satirical title and idea? Sure we know, but why not play to the insanity emanating from Washington? It’s this year’s free three ring circus.

 

 

President Obama returned Friday to a trusted tactic — satisfying his political allies by not doing something.

Conservatives were angry when Janet Napolitano announced the administration would stop deporting certain undocumented immigrants but they should have seen it coming. On issue after issue – gay rights, drug enforcement, Internet gambling, school achievement standards – the administration has chosen to achieve its goals by a method best described as passive-aggressive…

… As of Friday, the federal government won’t deport undocumented immigrants under age 30 who came to the United States as children. It is a temporary, de facto implementation of a part of the stalled DREAM Act.

The result: a loud message to Hispanic voters to remember Obama in November.

On gay rights, too, the administration has asked agencies to do less. In February 2011 the Justice Department announced it would not defend DOMA against court challenges — an unusual step for the agency, which typically defends legal challenges to laws on the books. But the 1996 law, which bars the government from recognizing same-sex marriage, appears headed to the U.S. Supreme Court via either the 9th or 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

In August, Obama’s DHS announced it would no longer deport the non-citizen spouses of gay Americans — a direct contradiction to DOMA as well.

The tactic has its start in the earliest days of the administration. In October 2009, the DOJ announced it would not prosecute medical marijuana users or suppliers in states where it’s legal, despite the state laws contradicting federal law. Federal law generally trumps state law in such matters.

 
 

On The Government Payroll

Sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the day. This morning I received a very interesting eMail from a friend in Singapore containing some deep insight that applies to every government around the world…

The  Four Cats

Felix The Cat

Four men were bragging about how smart their cats  were:

The first man was an Engineer,
The second man was an Accountant,
The third man was a Chemist, and
The fourth man was a Government  Employee.

To show off, the Engineer called his cat,  “T-square, do your stuff.”

T-square pranced over to the desk, took out some paper  and pen and promptly drew a circle, a square,  and a triangle.

Everyone agreed that was pretty smart!

But the Accountant said his cat could do better. He  called his cat and said, “Spreadsheet,  do your stuff.”

Spreadsheet went out to the kitchen and returned with a  dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal  piles of 3 cookies.

Everyone agreed that  was good!

But the Chemist said his cat could do better. He  called his cat and said, “Measure, do your  stuff.”

Measure got up, walked to the fridge, took out a quart  of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard  and poured

Exactly  8 ounces without spilling a drop into the  glass.

Everyone agreed that was pretty good!

Then the three men turned to the Government Employee  and said, “What can your cat  do?”

The Government Employee called his cat and said,  “CoffeeBreak, do your stuff.”

CoffeeBreak  jumped to his feet…….

Ate the cookies……..

Drank  the milk…..

Sh*t  on the paper…….

Screwed  the other three cats……..

Claimed he injured his back while doing  so.

Filed a grievance report for unsafe working  conditions…….

Put in for Workers  Compensation………………and

Went home for the rest of the day on sick  leave…………

AND THAT, MY FRIEND IS WHY EVERYONE WANTS TO WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT!

…Thanks Dieter