Archive for June, 2011

President Obama Was Being a Dick

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 30, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Not that one should say so on TV – it’s terribly crude!  But in his speech on Wednesday, Obama was being a dick:

In a bit of class jujitsu, the president six times mentioned eliminating a tax loophole for corporate jets, frequently pitting it against student loans or food safety. It’s a potent image, but in the context of a $4 trillion goal, it is essentially meaningless.  The item is so small the White House could not even provide an estimate of the revenue that would be raised, but other estimates suggest it would amount to $3 billion over 10 years.

Meanwhile, student financial assistance, just for 2011, is about $42 billion. So the corporate jet loophole — which involves the fact that such assets can be depreciated over five years, rather than the seven for commercial jets — just is not going to raise a lot of money. It certainly wouldn’t save many student loans.

Going after hedge fund managers might raise about $15 billion over 10 years, but in a different life The Fact Checker covered Wall Street and is pretty certain those financial wizards would figure out a way to avoid this tax shift. John Carney of CNBC actually outlined how that would work.

Eliminating oil and gas preferences would raise $44 billion over 10 years, according to administration figures (table S-8), so that begins to look like real money. But the real dollars are in what the president calls “tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires” — eliminating the ability of people making more than $250,000 to itemize their deductions. That proposal would raise $290 billion over 10 years.

Now hold on, Conservative Werewolf – President Obama wasn’t being a dick!  He was just being stupid!

Orly:

Wait a minute, the president said he would target “millionaires and billionaires” and yet the fine print of his proposal would affect couples making more than $250,000 (and individuals making more than $200,000)? That’s right.

So many more missing facts over at Wapo.

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There’s Something Wrong with Not Being a Republican

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 30, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Hey, I didn’t say it – a Harvard study did (indirectly, but take a look at this article):

“Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

“‘Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican party,’ said the report from Harvard.

“‘The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican Party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans,’ write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam.

Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them.”

Of course I’m being somewhat ridiculous; there’s nothing wrong with being undeclared or an Independent, and there’s not much wrong with being a Libertarian.  [In fact, not being a registered R keeps the party boys and girls on their toes, which keeps them from getting too comfy.]

But if you’re an American with a normal level of love for your country, chances are you’re not a Democrat.  Or, at least you’re not the kind of Democrat of which Hahvahd elitists approve (you may be a Democrat because your parents were, not because you sneer at such jingoistic displays as flag waving and fireworks).

Oh, and here’s a big shocker:

“Finally, the report suggests that if people are looking for a super-patriotic July 4th, though should head to Republican towns. ‘Republican adults celebrate Fourth of July more intensively in the first place.‘”

Conservative Werewolf can’t wait for her local Independence Day Parade and the shiiiny fireworks!

You’re Just Not Special Enough

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 30, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Tracy Morgan, get it through your head: being black, liberal and famous is not going to give you a pass to say shit like this.  People are getting pissed and it won’t be long before the question to the answer “Beats the hell outta me” is “Who the heck is Tracy Morgan?”

Conservative Werewolf looks forward to that day.

While the media will give libs a pass to a certain degree, they are nowhere near as protected as the mentally and physically handicapped (unless your mom is Sarah Palin).  Protecting the weak makes more sense than protecting the arrogant, even to our retarded media.

Yes, I just called the media retarded.  Because they can help it.

And yes, yes, free speech, etc.  I certainly don’t advocate silencing the man.  I advocate ignoring him.

Beginning now.

That Pesky Constitution

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 30, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Dick Durbin lives up to his name by suggesting that an illegal immigrant could become President, despite that being to exact opposite of what the  Constitution allows.

Seriously Dickface, if you don’t wanna play by the rules, take your die and GTF somewhere else.

How about London?  I hear the progsocs are having a street party.

Humans, Stop Killing Your Children

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 27, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Yeah, still about to fall asleep over here but while turning around three times I remembered this NY Times article about the 160 million women who would have lived if they hadn’t been taken out of the oven too soon.

I wonder what that makes the human:werewolf ratio, don’t you?

GAY MARRIAGE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 27, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Conservative Werewolf should probably say something about NY legalizing gay marriage, but she is tired.

This pretty darn good article in National Review by some guy named Kevin D. Williamson will have to do for now.

Conservative Werewolf will now take Adam Mansbach’s advice and, as read by Samuel L. Jackson,  go the fuck to sleep.

Human Singer Adele Howls Over Taxes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

In National Review Online:

At only 23 and worth a rumored £6 million, the chanteuse could be forgiven her harsh words. Careening from award to award — her latest album, 21, became the first in 2011 to sell 2 million copies last week and tops the charts in 15 countries — she hasn’t had time to learn the diva deal that the political Left affords stars: Make your music, but don’t have any politics but ours. And predictably, the Guardian’s Rob Fitzpatrick attacked her for her heresy and joined in the cacophony on Twitter by calling her “as greedy as the most moat-friendly port-stained Tory grandee.”

But Adele, born to a single teenage mum in working-class London, neither looks nor acts the part of Scrooge and spends her days hanging out with her mates and drinking cider in the afternoon. She won’t give up smoking, though it could end her singing career. And she’s far more generous than the cradle-to-grave welfare state she’s supposed to love. She dotes upon her mother and has endowed trust funds for her cousins who are “young mums.” Indeed, Adele aspires not to sing forever, but to motherhood: “I feel like I’m here to be a mum. I wanna look after someone and be looked after, give my all to someone in marriage and have a big family, have a proper purpose.”

By off-handedly criticizing the implicit purpose of Leviathan — higher and higher taxes with little to show for it — Adele is a danger to the public-sector spendthrifts. If you lose the glitterati, the jig is up. No less than Oprah, the doyenne of celebrity, confessed to Piers Morgan in January that she finds filing taxes painful. Her accountants bring her the forms — and her tequila. Not surprisingly, Oprah, who backed Obama in 2008, has declined to endorse him for 2012.

She takes care of her family and plans ahead for her pups.  Rock on, Adele.