Saturday, January 17, 2009

Obamas Cabinet

From the rather lengthy list of appointments the Messiah-elect has made so far, there are some that stand out and belie any suggestion he’s moving to the right on anything.

1. Hillary Clinton: The future Secretary of State is heavily involved in the Clinton Foundation, which a lot of world leaders, many of dubious provenance, consider to be the State departments back pocket. Some $600M has arrived there from unnamed sources recently.

2. Timothy Geithner: Our upcoming Secretary of the Treasury, who famously not only skipped paying his taxes for several years, but received refunds for the taxes he didn’t pay. Leona Helmsly was right: Taxes are for little people. She just wasn’t quite big enough herself. You have to be a cabinet member or a Senator to get out of paying taxes.

3. Carol Browner: Climate czarina, which is what they’re calling the head of the EPA these days. A member of the Socialist International, her philosophy is described in their platform:
It is the people of the world who should exercise control by means of a more advanced democracy in all aspects of life: political, social and economic.
What this means is that the government will have to micromanage your life. For your own good, of course.

She also makes money by selling carbon offsets, which proves that Pope Als church has female high priests.

The gift that keeps on giving. She’s apparently not real tolerant on the racial front, either.

4. Eric Holder: Attorney General. Former flunky of Janet Reno who famously denied that Elian Gonzoles had been taken at gunpoint to be turned over to Fidel Castro. This, as the famous photo of the event was in every newspaper in the world. He does not believe that the 2nd Amendment confers any individual rights, and calls the Heller decision a setback.

Probably has Waco and Ruby Ridge in his resume as major accomplishments. The Jack-Booted-Thugs best friend.

Clintons bag man in the pardoning of the Puerto Rican terrorists to get his wife the terrorist vote while running for the Senate.

5. Steven Chu: Energy Secretary. When I am dictator, this department will be abolished. Dr. Chu hates coal, hates nukes, and is a firm believer in Anthropogenic Global Warming. Your friendly local power plant will be burning remaindered copies of Earth In The Balance instead of coal to get us through the winter. Dr. Chu is from Berkley, and probably doesn’t know what winter is like.

6. Cass Sunstein: Regulatory Czar. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator. OK I give up. Don’t the other agencies do enough regulating on their own, or do we really need someone to make sure that when duplication of effort occurs, the most draconian version is used? This fellow has written:
Sunstein has made no secret of his devotion to the cause of establishing legal “rights” for livestock, wildlife, and pets. “There should be extensive regulation of the use of animals in entertainment, scientific experiments, and agriculture,” Sunstein wrote in a 2002 working paper while at the University of Chicago Law school.

But hey, peoples dogs vote, why not give them all the rest of the rights.

6. Ken Salizar: Interior Secretary. Ken does not feel that drilling for oil has any benefit for energy independence.
"We consume 25 percent of the world's oil, but we have less than 3 percent of the world's oil reserves," he said. "We simply can't drill our way to energy independence."

Uh, Ken, how did we get here in the first place?

There are doubtless several more like this batch that I’ve left out or overlooked. In his defense, several of the Bush retreads have the virtue of being “mostly harmless”. The illustrated version of Hayeks “The Road To Serfdom” is on line, in illustrated format, and available for free. As the professor here, I’m assigning this as required reading.

The thing I think I see coming is the extension of bailouts from the banking industry to the MSM. Already Bank of America is now effectively owned by the government. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Rocky Mountain News are both for sale, and betting money says the New York Times and Washington Post will both be broke this year. What government, owing their position to papers like these, would hesitate for a moment to take these papers under their wing “temporarily”?

But you’ve got to have confidence in our elected officials. What could go wrong?

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