Calling President Obama and Speaker Boehner for safety net. If Lame Duck doesn’t break fall; after crash, dial 1-80O-bam-acare or estate tax lawyer.
America went over the fiscal cliff years ago
I’ve never bungee jumped or sky dived. Heck, since that candy apple leapt out of me at age 12 on the downswing of the roller-coaster at the Piedmont Interstate Fair, I’ve settled for such thrills on the Travel Channel; but I hear that many Democrats experienced the euphoric weightlessness of space when casting their recent vote for four more years. I hear its akin to the feeling of security a lobster feels while lying in a temporarily lukewarm pot of water on the kitchen stove while guests in the parlor await the main course.
Many Republican voters thought the American lobster, that had lain in the warmth of Bush-Pelosi-Reid deficits, would suddenly arouse with hopes of survival after being doused with Obama’s scalding hot and stimulating Obamacare waters, tripled deficits and doubled gasoline prices. Instead, while many John McCain voters indulged a tea party and helped fire Pelosi; class envy or despair trumped too many of their old American dreams as they sat on their butts rather than take a chance that Mitt Romney would return America to the pre-Obama nirvana that was Clinton-Gingrich work requirements for welfare.
It seems now that many Obama-Biden voters that voted to re-hire those that couldn’t fix the mess left by President George W. Bush in “only” four years (I hear mother Barbara performed the job thousands of times in less than four minutes, but I digress), somehow think that “it” can be fixed in just four more weeks by a Lame Duck Republican House if only it would heed the “obvious mandate” from the American people and reinstate some of those same Bush tax cuts (aka Taxmageddon) etc:
1. The payroll tax reduction passed in 2010 will end.
2. The temporary tax rates passed under President Bush will lapse.
3. Obamacare’s taxes will come due.
4. The Alternative Minimum Tax will expand to many more taxpayers.
5. Extended unemployment benefits will expire.
6. Some $78 billion in federal spending will be sequestered.
7. Medicare “doc fix” will expire.
A properly blindfolded Lady Justice wouldn’t know if a corpus delicti looks like President Barack Obama’s imaginary son and wouldn’t weigh empathy in the scales of justice.
Unless one accepts the default assumption of “Civil Rights” industrialists, including the Attorney General-dubbed “anti-race cowards” law firm of Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, Lee & Nzinga, that White America (including so-called “white Hispanics”) circa. A.D. 2012 is a monolithic Jim Crow or that George Zimmerman’s heart, mind and soul is uniquely readable; there is no reason to suspect that the shooting of Trayvon Martin had anything to do with racism.
Rather than accept “Reverend” Jesse Jackson’s conclusion that “Blacks are under attack” in America and proceed to heed Cheif Magistrate Obama’s admonsihon to “search our souls”, why not first listen to the 911 tape, which reveals the following:
We’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood and there’s a real suspicious guy. It’s Retreat View Circle. The best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle.
This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking about. [00:25]
OK, is he White, Black, or Hispanic?
He looks black.
Did you see what he was wearing?
Yeah, a dark hoodie like a gray hoodie. He wore jeans or sweat pants and white tennis shoes. He’s here now … he’s just staring. [00:42]
Apparently the 6’2″ teen wasn’t singing in the rain and, like Gene Kelly, apparently wasn’t up to no good either; but most folks reserve leisurely strolls for non-stormy weather. All things being equal, including skin pigmentation, walks in the rain sans umbrellas can be seen as “suspicious” on some level.
We can’t read the hearts of John Does, Trayvons or Zimmermans, but what we do know is that the race of the unarmed man was only brought up by the 911 dispatcher, not the armed neighborhood watch volunteer who ended up injured about his face and head, but alive, after his confrontation that he claims ended with an exercise in the right of self defense.
The post-Vernal Equinox view of all things legal, political and sporting from Stone Mountain of Georgia, co-starring Cockstradamus from The Azores…
First, sporting antidotes to the Obama Recession at War
John Calipari, Kentucky’s junior college-transfer genius, prevailed over Ohio State upperclassmen in the defining game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Clearly, the Wildcats will prevail in the Final Four, but will it be Arizona or Kentucky? Cockstradamus says…Arizona. (We picked the Buckeyes three months ago, and on our bracket, to win the national championship, before this loss.)
As a card-carrying member of the dead-tree media and USC alumnus, I have tri-annually received the Fighting Gamecocks’ baseball, football and men’s basketball media guides for the past two decades. I now hold in my hands memorialized proof of the end of the 1801 Chicken Curse.
For the first time, a media guide celebrates the previous year’s National Championship won by a Fighting Gamecock’s team. South Carolina defeated UCLA in last year’s College World Series. This weekend the now 4th-ranked Gamecocks lead the current #1-ranked Florida Gators, 1-0 in a crucial early-season 3-game SEC series.