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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The unmasking of the left continues. It is truly amazing to watch liberal arguments play out. While discussing Helen Thomas' comments about Jews needing to go back to Germany and Poland, giving up their country to Palestinians, Rosie O'Donnell wonders aloud, 'what's the problem with that?' Helen Thomas said nothing wrong, right? At that point, O'Donnell makes the argument - I guess - that it's safe to go back to Germany and Poland because there are no more ovens. I guess the underlying problem of anti-semitism in Europe is a long gone distant memory as well, right Rosie?

Lost on O'Donnell is the fact that Israel has a documented history of its existence in the land she wants them to give up. It starts in the Book of Genesis. Also lost on this whack job is that Israel was on the winning side of WWII and was granted statehood as a result. Using Rosie's logic, she should leave the United States and go back to Ireland. Come to think of it.....

via Radio Equalizer:

Only one day earlier, Rosie called for an Executive Order to seize the assets of British Petroleum. So she's an anti-semitic socialist. Rosie, thanks for letting us know who you are. On one level, I have a newfound respect for you. We now know where you stand.


Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered a strong statement to Turkey from the House floor today. In addition to adamantly stating that the United States will stand with Israel, he declared there 'is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza'. If there is one, it's caused by those running it - Hamas. It's something any clear thinking individual knows but it's good to see it come out of the mouth of a U.S. Congressman. Pence also delivers with passion.

Back in March, Pence voted against a resolution calling for a vote on whether what the Ottoman Turks did to the Armenians in the early 20th century should be labeled as "genocide". Based on his passion here, I think he might vote 'yes' if he had to do it over again.

h/t to HotAir Pundit


In a warehouse in Maine, miles and miles of oil containment booms are sitting idle. The company who makes them says no one will come pick them up, despite BP being notified of their existence. As if that weren't enough, the company - Packgen - says it has the capacity to make many more. Meanwhile, Barack Obama goes on television to defend himself against un-named 'talking heads' who suggest he isn't doing enough, while proclaiming he needs to know 'whose ass to kick'.

Packgen is demonstrating in a very tangible way, what free market capitalism is all about. Oil booms are not even what they specialize in but after the rig explosion, the company's president saw a need and attempted to fill it. It was the quintessential example of entrepreneurship.

Via Pajamas Media:
Packgen’s main business is not making oil boom. They make specialty packaging materials for shipping and storing environmentally sensitive materials. But when Packgen’s president, John Lapoint, saw the BP oil spill in the news, he understood right away that to have any hope of containing the oil drifting towards the shoreline, lots of floating boom would be necessary.
Free market capitalism at work is a win/win for everyone. However, in this case, that free market capitalism ran into a corporate bureaucracy and Big Government incompetence, which ends up being a lose/lose for everyone.

Packgen took a risk based on a clear need. BP will not purchase the booms from them because they're not an approved vendor. BP suffers because it can't work around its own bureaucracy in a time of crisis; Obama suffers because he won't "kick" his own "ass" to get the booms down to the Gulf; countless industries like tourism and fishing suffer because the oil continues to come ashore; Packgen suffers because BP won't purchase something they desperately need and Packgen is willing to provide. Consequently, the company bleeds money like BP bleeds oil.

Once they started making the boom, Packgen got to be quite good at it:
Maine, like the rest of the country, is suffering from very high unemployment. But its residents aren’t out of work because they aren’t useful; they’re useful, but out of work because there’s nothing much useful to do. Lapoint was able to immediately add two shifts of competent and motivated workers, and by the fourth day of production was making forty thousand feet of boom a day.
What have the private sector champions been screaming about most? Government is a hindrance and needs to get out of the way. If there is a silver lining in all of this, perhaps a very real and tangible example like the one on display here will be it. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been screaming at a big government bureaucracy that has been ignoring his pleas, likely for political reasons. If the government would let the private sector work, perhaps Jindal would have been listened to.

Even the Governor of Maine is trying to help by visiting the Packgen warehouse to call public attention to it. In a video, Gov. Baldacci offered encouragement to the Packgen workers, telling them they were doing excellent work and thanking them for their efforts.
The governor of Maine, John Baldacci, visited the facility and made a video plea to no one in particular to close the deal. Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins wrote a letter on May 21 to the secretary of the Interior, the administrator of NOAA, and the commandant of the Coast Guard to alert them to the existence of Packgen, their supply of boom, and their demonstrated capacity to make more. I have no idea if those are the correct persons and agencies to notify about the manufacturing capacity and the availability of boom. One wonders if the senators know.
A clearer example of the failings of Centralized planning, bureaucracy, and socialist policies you will not find.

Video of Baldacci talking to the Packgen workers via Gateway Pundit:

Senator Jim DeMint thought the health care debate might be Obama's "Waterloo". It's looking more and more like his Waterloo may actually involve red tape, red ink, and oil. Too bad it's at the expense of the country he was elected to lead.

Don't look now but Big Government and Bureaucracy is getting its A$$ kicked.



Let's see, the flotilla sanctioned by Turkey and organized by the Free Gaza Movement attempted to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza on May 31st and on June 2nd, TV Israel posts a video Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan getting thrown from a horse, which then proceeds to give him a hoof stomp to the crotch. Karma? You be the judge but the video repeats it several times just to make sure you catch it. The horse wanted no part of giving Erdogan a ride and the horse got the last word.

That is, unless Erdogan ordered it shot.

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