Around The Horn; News Of Democrat Folly

Spend our way out of recession?

Democrat James Clyburn says we need to spend our way out of the recession (and I thought it was already over):

“We’re not going to save our way out of this recession,” the majority whip added. “We’ve got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that.” The Hill

No country has ever spent its way out of a recession and the only economists who believe we can are the ones who do not know what they are doing. You would not spend more to get your family’s out of control budget in order and no one in his right mind actually thinks that it is possible to spend one’s way to prosperity.

Obama awards no bid contract

Barack Obama and the Democrats all screamed about no bid contracts when Bush was in office (that evil Halliburton) though they never made a sound when Bill Clinton awarded that company no bid contracts. Nevertheless, Obama said that practice would be limited and that competition was necessary to keep the cost of contracts down. However, he awarded a no bid to the company of one of his financial contributors.

The recent awarding of a lucrative federal contract to a company owned by a financial contributor to the Obama presidential campaign — without competitive bidding — “violated” President Obama’s many campaign pledges to crack down on the practice, a top State Department official told Fox News. Jammie Wearing Fool

The argument could be made that he said it would be limited so he did not violate a promise. Surely some contracts have to be no bid because some companies are the only ones that perform certain tasks. Of course this is the case with Halliburton but this did not stop Democrats from howling like scalded dogs. In any event, this no bid should never have been awarded. Even if there is a way to prove that it was necessary or proper, the fact that it was awarded to a financial contributor smacks of cronyism. It looks wrong and perception is often reality. The left said that contracts to Halliburton benefited Cheney (they did not) and that was their opposition to the no bids it received. Funny how there is no mention of the Obama no bid award which does benefit someone who supported him…

About those 9/11 terrorists tried in civilian courts

Dana Perino spells out the facts about 9/11 terrorist trials:

First, the only civilian trial of a 9/11 terrorist was Moussaoui who was arrested before 9/11 had even happened and before the President had authorized detaining terrorists as enemy combatants.

Second, Moussaoui had his trial while the entire military commission system was under sustained legal attack by left-wing lawyers, which put all military commission trials on hold. So he couldn’t have been tried by military commission back then any way. Gateway Pundit

This sets the record straight for those who act as if we have tried a million 9/11 terrorists in civilian courts.

And why those terrorist animals should be in Gitmo (didn’t Obama close that place?)

Speaking of terrorists, here is why they should all be kept at Gitmo:

I was a federal prison guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. In 2000, I was with a prisoner, Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, taking him back to his cell. His cellmate was Khalfan Khamis Mohamed. They were accused of bombing two embassies in Africa in 1998. Later they said that they worked with Osama bin Laden and that they helped set up al Qaeda.

We were back at their cell. It’s only me and those two guys. No supervisors. Just the three of us. Somehow, they slipped out of their handcuffs.

They sprayed me with some kind of hot sauce. I couldn’t see. They pulled me into the cell and hit me — boom, boom. They hit me so much, I swear to God, like a hundred times.

I hit my radio. I thought help would come.

They wanted the keys for the other prisoners, but they couldn’t find them. They were in my front pocket. I used to be big, 300 pounds, and I was laying on them. I gave them my car keys.

About halfway through, they used a comb — thick and long, about 10 inches, with a handle. They’d taken the teeth out and sharpened it like a knife.

They put it in my left eye. It went three inches into my brain. Read the rest and see a picture of the guy who was attacked at The New York Post

Those animals should have been at Gitmo and this would not have happened. Perhaps they need to be water boarded a few hundred times to take away some of their energy.

Big Dog

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9 Responses to “Around The Horn; News Of Democrat Folly”

  1. Adam says:

    Wow, you’ve packed a lot of misinformation and straw men into one entry but I’ll try and unpack it a little.

    “You would not spend more to get your family’s out of control budget in order and no one in his right mind actually thinks that it is possible to spend one’s way to prosperity.”

    It’s amazing to me that you and your kind still want to pretend the federal government for a country of 304 million people should be run like a household budget is run. Get real. I can’t believe you think your kind is more fit to run our government…

    “…though they never made a sound when Bill Clinton awarded that company no bid contracts…”

    Maybe because federal spending on Halliburton went up 600% between 2000 and 2005. That increase just happened to coincide with the time that the former CEO of Halliburton was Vice President of the United States. When you have a VP that’s got the ear of the President on subjects so dear to the heart of any co-founder of the Project For A New American Century, you start to get suspicious…

    “This sets the record straight for those who act as if we have tried a million 9/11 terrorists in civilian courts.”

    Who has ever acted like that? That is a straw man. However, here is a partial list of terrorists both related and unrelated to 9/11 that have been tried in civilian courts.

    * Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, convicted, 1996, U.S. District Court (before then-U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey) — plotting terrorist attacks on the U.S. (currently: U.S. prison, Butler, North Carolina);

    * Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted, 2006, U.S. Federal Court — conspiracy to commit the 9/11 attacks (currently: U.S. prison, Florence, Colorado);

    * Richard Reid, convicted, 2003, U.S. Federal Court — attempting to blow up U.S.-bound jetliner over the Atlantic Ocean (currently: U.S. prison, Florence, Colorado);

    * Jose Padilla, convicted, 2007, U.S. Federal Court — conspiracy to commit terrorism (currently: U.S. prison, Florence, Colorado);

    * Iyman Faris a/k/a/ Mohammad Rauf, convicted, 2003, U.S. Federal Court — providing material support and resources to Al-Qaeda, conspiracy to commit terrorist acts on behalf of Al Qaeda (currently: U.S. prison, Florence, Colorado);

    * Ali Saleh al-Marri, accused Al Qaeda operative — not yet tried, held as “unlawful enemy combatant” (currently: U.S. Naval Brig, Hanahan, South Carolina);

    * Masoud Khan, convicted, 2004, U.S. Federal Court — conspiracy to commit terrorism as part of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Islamic jihad (currently: U.S. prison, Terre Haute, Indiana);

    * John Walker Lindh, convicted, 2002, U.S. Federal Court — providing material support to the Taliban (currently: U.S. prison, Florence, Colorado).

    “Speaking of terrorists, here is why they should all be kept at Gitmo…”

    Right, as if stuff like this doesn’t happen in every prison no matter what level of security or type of inmate it is? I don’t get your point.

    We hold many incredibly dangerous criminals in American prisons. Most of them aren’t terrorists. We have tried and convicted terrorist both citizens and non-citizens in US courts and placed them in prisons. Attacking Obama on this subject is purely political and you know it.

    • Big Dog says:

      Perino addressed many of these.

      Political? Your defense is political and you know it. You can’t admit you backed a loser.

      • Adam says:

        Perino is trying to argue being 9/11 terrorists are different from some other kind of terrorist? In what way really? Is this the best shift in talking points your side can come up with?

        My defense is political? In what way? My defense is putting terrorists on trial is nothing new and that housing terrorists in US prisons is nothing new. What’s political about that?

        I backed a loser? Right. I back the guy that handed your side their asses in their own meeting room the other day.

  2. Darrel says:

    Now, that’s a good spanking.

    BigD was in such a rush to get away from defending his claims he didn’t even take the time to put a period after his final two word rebuttal.

    D.
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    It’s offical.

  3. Big Dog says:

    Yes Darrel, the missing period. And the only thing Adam spanks is his monkey.

    As for your official poll, that reliable Kos is a great place to get your numbers.

    What is official is that your leader is an idiot.

    • Adam says:

      Kos gets their numbers from Research 2000, a respected polling outlet. I guess if it’s not from Rasmussen then it’s got to be unreliable though, right?

    • Adam says:

      I guess the problem at the end of the day is Big Dog wrote the stuff to start with so he thinks he’s right still even when a simple smoke test detects his numerous errors and lies.

  4. Blake says:

    It’s official, progressives are idiots- Cliburn nailed the moron position, second place goes to- Owe-bama, for his impression of a brain- dead talking zombie! Yeah, there are NO no- bid contracts in this admin- RIGHT! And they have hired no lobbyists- oh wait, there are forty of them in there- so much for truth and transparency- I guess it depends on what your definition of “transparency” is, huh, Adam?