A republic, if you can keep it
Obama blames Founding Fathers for structural difficulties in passing the progressive agenda.
President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate.
At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.
The president also blamed “demographics” for the inability of the Democratic Party to gain more power in Congress, saying Democrats “tend to congregate a little more densely” in cities such as New York and Chicago. He said it gives Republicans disproportional clout in Congress. “So there are some structural reasons why, despite the fact that Republican ideas are largely rejected by the public, it’s still hard for us to break through,” Mr. Obama said.
“Thank God our leader has the will to use his executive power to get us out of this gridlock,” Greenwich Democratic Boss Francis Fudrucker told FWIW. “Otherwise, we’d be mired in this obsolete mess of a constitution, drafted by and for a bunch of old, irrelevant dead white men. I mean, who would you rather guide our country, geniuses like President Obama and Harry Reid, or that despicable slave owner, Thomas Jefferson? Case made.”
Readers are reporting that a parent has made off with $45,000 from the coffers of the Cos Cob Crushers, a team in the Greenwich Youth Football League. True? The GYFL is remaining silent on the matter, but it’s an odd rumor to be going around, if false.
UPDATE: Here’s a guy who would have been better off stealing from the football association: Man tased, captured outside of GPD headquarters after attempting bank scam. Suppose, like the individual in the first instance, he’d offered to give it back – ollie ollie oxen free?
87 Perkins Rd
Perkins Road must be hot these days, because a second house on the street has reported in: 87 Perkins, asking $2.9 million. I thought this a very decent house back a couple of years ago, and was surprised when it didn’t sell immediately, but the market did suck back then. In any event, it’s going now.
10 Sawmill Terrace (no listing information available), has a deal, asking price $2.295 million (original ask $2.645).
10 Sawmill Terrace
What difference does it make now, anyway?
Nancy Pelosi blames Bush for failure of Veteran health care system
Funny thing, today she says that Obamacare can serve as a model for reform of the VA – for years, her crowd used the VA system as proof that a centralized health care system could work superbly. Never mind!
There was no ObamaCare in January 2006, when former Enron adviser Paul Krugman wrote this:
I know about a health care system that has been highly successful in containing costs, yet provides excellent care. And the story of this system’s success provides a helpful corrective to anti-government ideology. For the government doesn’t just pay the bills in this system–it runs the hospitals and clinics.
No, I’m not talking about some faraway country. The system in question is our very own Veterans Health Administration, whose success story is one of the best-kept secrets in the American policy debate.
In 2006, George Bush was president, so presumably Krugman will not support Pelosi’s charge that Bush is to blame for the failures of the past five years. Or you could presume that, if he weren’t Paul Krugman.
Greenwich Democrats brainwashing innocent school children
Parents sue teacher, school authorities for indoctrinating their children into cult. Asked by FWIW if he cared to support his party’s selection of the notorious Ramadammadingdong as a candidate for the Greenwich BOE, Democrat Chairman Francis X. Fudrucker declined comment.
101 Perkins Road
101 Perkins Road, $5,000,000, 37 days on market.
2 Winding Lane
2 Winding Lane, asking $4.450 million (this one isn’t so surprising; it sold for $4.3 million in 2002, and started off this time, in September, at $5.195).
8 Carpenters Brook
8 Carpenters Brook, over by the airport, asking $3.550 million – started at $3.999 a year ago.
And thus I decree
Reid, Schumer: If Republicans don’t grant amnesty to illegal aliens by August, King Barry will do it himself. The only consolation to be drawn from this usurpation of power is that, if we ever get one of our own in the White House, the precedent has been set for the wholesale repeal of the crippling regulations imposed on our country over the past five decades.
Keep your powder dry.
Crunchies everywhere are heading for the toilet – Trader Joe’s veggie hummus recalled for listeria contamination. “But, but it’s organic! It’s raw!- It’s gluten-free” one bewildered shopper-mommy protested to FWIW.
Suck it up, babe.
4’1″ girl, 66 lbs, told by public school authorities that she’s too fat.
Gwendolyn Williams is a pencil-thin, bubbly 9-year-old who is a perfectly healthy third-grader.
But according to city bureaucrats, she’s practically obese.
“I was like, ‘Oh, my God! Why did I get this?’” the Staten Island kid recalled Thursday after getting a Department of Education-issued “Fitnessgram” that described her Body Mass Index as “overweight.”
Gwendolyn’s mom, Laura Bruij Williams of Port Richmond, says she found out about her daughter’s Fitnessgram Wednesday night, as she was tucking the girl in for the night.
“She said, ‘Hey, Mom. The school told me I’m overweight.’ And then she started jiggling her thighs, and saying, ‘Is this what they mean?’”
The next morning, Williams sought out Gwendolyn’s principal at PS 29.
“She was sympathetic, but said the kids weren’t supposed to open it.
That’s the school’s defense? Not that they’re wrong to shame young children, but that the kids aren’t to know about it?
My guess is that the goal is to develop a bumper crop of anorexics so that school “weight counselors” can justify their salaries.
As real as the Easter Bunny
Carmakers losing huge sums meeting California and Obama mandates on electric vehicles.
The CEO of Fiat Chrysler said he hopes that people don’t buy his company’s electric car, the Fiat 500e, which he is forced to sell at a loss because of state and federal mandates. “I hope you don’t buy it because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000,” Sergio Marchionne told the audience at the Brookings Institute during a discussion of the auto bailout. “I’m honest enough to tell you that I will make the car, I’ll make it available which is my requirement but I will sell the limit of what I need to sell and not one more,” said Marchionne. Fiat Chrysler produces two Fiat 500s. The gas-powered Fiat 500 has a base price of $17,300. The electric Fiat 500e runs $32,650, according to Reuters. In his candid remarks, Marchionne blamed regulations set in place in California and by President Obama. “Because of California and there’s mandates which keep on moving the impositions back on car makers to produce cars that are zero-emission vehicles,” said Marchionne. “The other one is because of the initiative that was put in place by Obama back in 2011 with the new emission rules which are effectively binding the industry until 2025.”
The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can not be created or destroyed, yet for centuries, fraudsters have sold perpetual motion machines to gullible idiots. Our schools have produced a generation of dolts who’ve never been exposed to even basic physics, and so they’re ready to believe just about anything that promises something for free. Despite the fact that the laws of physics are not something that can be repealed by popular vote, Obama and his green army are peddling perpetual motion machines, and they’re getting rich doing it.