Simple Simon

CBS News reports on the new budget agreement:

The biggest things Republicans scored was the repeal of the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports, as well as provisions in the tax extenders deal that would delay ObamaCare’s so-called Cadillac tax and the medical device tax for two years.

Among the wins for Democrats, the spending bill does not contain a number of riders demanded by conservatives and opposed by Mr. Obama.

No, that’s not a “win” for the Democrats.

If there’s a pie on the table, and your opponent eats almost all of it, but just before taking the final piece you hold up your hand and say “Wait!  Save some for later!” you are not a Master Negotiator who has won a concession.

You are an idiot that didn’t get any pie.


Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

“The United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.”  ~Barack Obama (source)

And the way he intends to dismantle this Network of Death™ is through bombing, strafing, and assassination.

Would you like to play a game?

“The next phase is now to start going on some offense.” ~Barack Obama (source)

That quaint sports euphemism means he’s going to start killing people again.  People and animals are going to be shot, dismembered, blasted, and burned.  Their bodies are going to be left in unidentifiable mounds of pulp, feasted on by flies and stray dogs.  The wounded will scream and writhe in the dessert, the captured will scream and writhe in Guantanamo.

Medals will be pinned on proud chests.

He’s going to tell you that this is to bring peace to the region.

Just like his predecessor did.



If I understand this correctly, Obama’s “reform” of his expanded NSA spying program will be to store the information they collect in THAT room instead of THIS room (source).

A secret court using secret criteria will continue to issue secret rulings on who can secretly enter the room- but it’s a different room, so that changes everything.

I guess.