Mar 28 2010

Wah. Wah-wah-wah. Boo-hoo. Wah.

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 4:59 pm

As Congress takes break, Obama names 15 recess appointments

President Barack Obama reignited a partisan fight over appointments Saturday when he announced his intention to fill 15 key vacant administration positions — that normally require Senate approval — while Congress is adjourned for vacation.

Saying he was tired of obstructionist Republican senators blocking his nominees for political purposes, Obama said he would resort to recess appointments to fill the jobs.

“The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disapprove of my nominees,” Obama said Saturday. “At a time of economic emergency, two top appointees to the Department of Treasury have been held up for nearly six months. I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of the government.”

It’s just so HARD to be President when you have a Senate that won’t confirm your nominees.  Especially when you really, really need to pay back your political cronies by appointing a highly partisan pay-back candidate, and those wascally weepublicans just won’t let you have your way.  And it’s so embarrassing to have to do what you rabidly criticized your predecessor for doing, but darn it, when YOU have a really, really good reason for appointing a payback candidate, you wish those right-wing lunatics would remember who won the election.

Maybe you should remind them who won the election.


While you still can.

Mar 28 2010

Seven Contradictions of Gun Control

Category: government,guns,justice,libertyharmonicminer @ 8:20 am

Six Contradictions, Seven Contradictions, who’s counting?

Herewith, Seven Contradictions of Gun Control:

*  Guns are used in crime  —  yet we have many laws restricting guns

*  We have many laws restricting guns  —   yet criminals can always get guns illegally

*  Criminals can always get guns illegally  —  yet we need more laws restricting guns

*  We need more laws restricting guns  —  yet states with more guns have less crime

*  States with more guns have less crime  —   but too many people have guns

*  Too many people have guns  —  yet we have many laws restricting guns

*  We need more laws restricting guns  —  yet criminals don’t obey gun laws

Coming soonSix Contradictions of Pinball