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Your Week In Review #4

Updated on June 27, 2011

It was another exciting week of mud wrestling in Foggy Bottom. Progress? Did you expect anything from the Do Nothing Party? They just got a week closer to what they see as "The Big Event," their possible reelection chances. Are you starting to figure that out yet? All of this has very little to do with “We, the People…” and everything to do with “They, Themselves…” To them we don’t have any skin in the game except our tax dollars.

Speaking of tax dollars, there is a quiz today about spending. It’s relatively easy so I’ll give you a cheat sheet to use. Just try to imagine yourself picking the worst possible answer to each question. You’ll do well I’m sure though there is one trick question so watch it;

It was quiet on the Debbie Downer front so maybe they finally found a muzzle to fit her. Another bureaucratic tax eating machine seems to be forming with the advent of The Food Police. You missed it? Better catch up because they’ll be coming to your kitchen in a jiffy. They may even Deputize Moochelle Obama and make her the honorary sheriff. The problem is in finding a saddle to fit. When the federal government starts intruding into your kitchen, hasn’t that stretched the meaning of Big Brother a bit too far? I’ll write Orsen Welles and ask. He died? From choking on his Coco Puffs? Oh my…

Also running at a furious gallop was the Obama administration trying to figure out who was going to be thrown under the “Operation Fast & Furious” and “Project Runner” bus. Andrew Traver, the anti-gun nut from Chicago, was summoned to the hill. Hopefully they don’t think his stalled nomination has a chance of going anywhere. The ATF is already a huge mess with fingers pointing every which way about how in the world such large gun running operations could be authorized without anyone authorizing them. Huh? That’s right. It was like listening to Sergeant Schultz, "I know nothing, I see nothing, I hear nothing, I did nothing…” What I know is that I smell a cover up that they seem to want to perpetuate rather than put on their big boy panties and fess up.

Stone Walling? Was Issa Pissed At Holder At The End Of The Video Or What?

Can’t reality be a cruel thing to face? The economy is in the dumps and unemployment ticked up again. Obama at first, came to the rescue with the ATM/Kiosk Boogie Man in tow to explain how technology was the real enemy. Then, obviously becoming the butt of the many jokes that were being made about his ignorance, he reversed course.

One week he appears on the No Business Reporting The News Channel (NBC) and says, "There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers. You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate.”

Then this past week he does the now famous Obama Flip Flop and in his weekly radio address he states that automation creates jobs. Most people in the business world already know that. At times this guy is like watching a big bass flop around on the bottom of my john boat.

They continued to have their smoke and mirrors talks in private concerning the deficit One of the things that just reared its ugly little head to the public was the Do Nothing Party throwing not only taxes on the table but they want to have another stimulus program as part of any deal. Are these people nuts? That’s all we need. More tax payer spending to invest in shovel ready projects that aren’t shovel ready? Where's the transparency we were promised?

The next time you’re sitting at your dining room table staring at that growing stack of bills give yourself a reality check, a pinch won’t do, and go back and read the facts of what we are facing.

In closing, as I was sitting here writing this, who should appear on the TV? Yeah, you guessed it - Obama. This is what he said in a nut shell. His exact words were, "We can't reduce our spending as a way to prosperity." That we can't reduce the national debt by reducing spending? Obviously he and I aren't living on the same planet. His view is still stimulating the economy by spending more of our tax dollars on nonsense. So starting today, he will enter into the impasse on breaking the stalemate on reducing spending. In view of what I just watched hm say it will probably get worse rather than better.

We tried it his way when the Do Nothing Party had control of The Whine House and both houses of Congress. It didn't work. It failed. The last Stimupork bill was a failure. The excessive spending has produced no results, other than to go down in history as the largest spending spree ever witnessed in this nation. Nuff said?

That's recap of last week. I can hardly wait for the coming events this week will surely bring.


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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      "That's a freedom that should never be stepped on by anyone" - You should see what's going on at our alma mater. As you know, many of our friends were kicked out. Now a number are considering leaving on their own. It's gotten so viscious some of the people in our clique can't take it any more.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      smcopywrite - I don't expect anyone to necessarily agree with everything I say or write. That is what makes us individuals. What I try to stick with though are the facts. The style I present them in is my own and unique and I enjoy the freedom of speech to express them. That's a freedom that should never be stepped on by anyone.

      The Frog

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Froggy, though I totally agree with every word that ever came out of your mouth,...

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      froggy. though i dont agree with most of your hubs, you are a great writer and i always enjoy reading whatever you write. another nice one.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great "food for thought" article.. awesome.

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Writer David,

      I'm getting a very eerie feeling about the DOJ. They are stonewalling Congressman Issa's investigation into Operation Gunwalker, and Senator Grassley's investigation into witness intimidation in regard to the same. Some people at the DOJ could actually be criminally implicated here. Why stonewall unless you have something to hide?


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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I'm almost losing my appetite but heading for my sugary cereal while I still can! As always, UP & UA, Mr Frog!

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      David - Push aways from the table aren't in Moochelle's exercise routine.

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      Writer David 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Two brief thoughts, frog:

      Eric Holder should be arrested for the guns/Mexico thing. I have some more thoughts on that. But, I might just save them for a while.

      The leader of food police, Michelle Obama, is a big, big hypocrite. You should have seen the caloric intake on her trip to Africa. She needs to take her own advice. When she sits down, it takes a couple of chairs.

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      TheGroundsquirrel 6 years ago

      This too shall pass . . . . . yeah, right. Like raw onions smothered in ketchup.

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      Pat Potts 6 years ago

      Food police Michelle My Bell Obama is so disconnected from reality. Think about all the food that the gluttons ate at their super bowl party. I would get fat just looking at it.

      LOL !!!! Really enjoyed this weeks review and all the funny comments.

      voted up and more

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      What gonads?

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      drbj - His righteous indignation slayed me. He's as dirty as they come, corrupt to the hilt and should never have been confirmed as the AG.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Listening to Holder mutter and stammer trying to answer Rep. Issa's questions reminded me of Obummy without his teleprompter.Isn't that carrying Obummy-worship too far?

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      b. malin - Those nasty hotdogs and hamburgers are surely sliding down his gullet.

      He spent 20 years in a hate filled church because Moochelle wanted him to. But according to him he didn't know what was being preached. Yeah, right. Moochelle has his gonads down in the bottom of her purse.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Last I heard Michelle, Mother and Children are visiting Africa...Wonder what they are eating...and is Obama enjoying his fill of BAD things to eat while they are gone...Mmmm. Always a good Hub Read Froggy.

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      I think you're right; was sort of a quiet week in Camelot. But alot of important legislation is coming up for vote (Appointments Bill, Immigration bills, Budget Bill, etc.). So there'll be no shortage of things to write about.

      Obummer as usual still doesn't get it on spending. To be honest, most of the GOP's don't either. I don't think we're going to see real action on this until 2012 at the earliest. While the GOP's may have another landslide, it is highly unlikely that it will be a TPM landslide (it wan't in 2010). The real question is whether or not voters will be loud enough to scare the new Congress into doing the right things. Only time will tell.

      The food police thing normally wouldn't scare me (it's unconstitutional), except that Obie could use the HC Act to impose coverage limitations for people who don't have a high enough good/bad carb ratio. Not that anything like that is necessarily in the Act now, but I'm sure it will be subject to regulatory adjustment as time ensues.

      At least Debbie Downer gave it a rest for a week. Every cloud has a silver lining.


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      Ghost32 6 years ago

      FLIPPER: Food Laws In Perpetual Progression Equals Revolution.

      Ideal meal: Banana split plus a cheeseburger loaded with salt and ketchup at Dairy Queen. Provides one daily sugar hype, adequate chopped-up-cow protein, lycopene from the ketchup for your prostate (if you have one, preventative measure if you don't), potassium from the banana and salt from the salt shaker (take the lid off and pour directly if they made the shaker holes too &#%!&!! small). Plenty of sodium plus potassium for your muscles (which work on a sodium-potassium fueled pump).

      With all that going, allow one hour for digestion...and then, fully fueled, powered up, and hyped up, go kick some liberal Food Police butt.


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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I'm still laughing over finding a saddle to fit. Head 'em up, move 'em out! Rawhide!

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      Froggy, Then just pick - D. That's usually all of the above. H

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Well it's been a hell of a week. Let's face it the inmates are running the asylum. Up useful and awesome, your writing, not the week.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      Tis the Chicago way


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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      Froggy indeed we have the food Police everywhere. People keep having their liberties slowly eroded and they just take it. What makes me angrier is people who can support that type of mentality and try to justify Government intrusion into their lives.And there is not much to say about Obama that has not already been said a million times. I am just sick of the guy. And when will they put Holder in jail ?

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Harvey I wasn't sure if some of that was multiple choice or not. I think I figured it out though when "all of the above" wasn't listed.

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      Froggy, You're missing the whole point! You evidentially do not understand the Chicago way, just like the rest of the country.

      1- Only Democrat's! Not much fighting in city hall, make it look like you may disagree. Only the main agenda will win.

      2- Precienct Captains: A Domocratic street rep that will try to help with your individual needs, money has changed hands, but you better not open your mouth.

      3- These people will even take you to the polling place.

      4- At the polling place, I have seen the Captain go into the voting booth with a voter. I can't imagine what party they voted for.

      5- Unions: What do you want?

      6- Politicians: Promise the people what they want, I wonder where Obama learned that?

      7- There is no need to follow through with your promises.

      A- The Captain will warn you if you complain.

      B- They may not pick uo your garbage.

      C- Snow removal can be dumped by your driveway, and more.

      8- Any buddy that disappoints, you were never close with them (hmm, Obama-Ayers).

      9- If they can no longer do or you, (all Chicago Democrat's-former Governor Blago) let 'em go ta jail. Many are there, or their reputations are ruined.

      10- Like the cereal's, do what you want.

      11- The Obama's go a step further, they are the closest things to G-D. H