Archive for April, 2013

April 28, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 04/28/13

Attendance Overwhelms Committee Hearing.

Congressional members rushed to fill the room set aside for the special meeting of the Joint Economic Committee scheduled by Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar. The committee was slated to address the greatest unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.

A spokesman for Klobuchar said the chairwoman was gratified that so many of the committee of 20 attended the hearing that seating arrangements were inadequate as janitors failed to provide enough chairs for the attendees.


Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), a member of the committee who failed to attend the hearing, stated that the solution to unemployment is employment.

Fully four members attended the special meeting and janitors, who provided only three chairs, were forced to scour the Capitol building to scrounge up an additional seat to accommodate the unexpected crowd.

One of the four attendees, all Democrats, suggested a game of musical chairs to determine which members would be forced to stand during the hearing in the event janitors were unable to procure an additional seat.

Currently, 4.7 million workers are considered long-term unemployed and due to sequestration and cuts at the state level funding for benefits has been drastically reduced.

The overwhelming attendance at the hearing underscores the concern members of Congress feel about the unemployment crisis.


The Naked Elite.

Austerians are finally proven beyond doubt to be wrong in their assumption that reductions in government spending are the only path to economic prosperity.

Well, let’s just think about this idea for a minute. Are austerians really so stupid that they believed the nonsense to which they were subjecting the world economy. Of course not. Austerians were never concerned about an economic theory being right or wrong. They were chasing and catching profit by making their subjects suffer.

Austerians have gained many billions of dollars of wealth by forcing their flawed economic ideas on the world’s economies. Need proof. Just check the stock market results for the last few years and you realize that profits have reached all time highs with most of the gains going to the austerians. And gains from increased productivity were redistributed upward for a second momentous profit infusion.

And just who are these austerians? Why they are the world’s 1%, the elite, the masters of the planet.

For this tiniest of minorities to increase their wealth, the rest must suffer. So the vast upward redistribution of wealth that has occurred since the beginning of the Great Recession was the result of the exploitation of the 99%.

It has been shown time and again that these self-appointed emperors of the world have no clothes. They are as naked as their failed economic theory. But fashion was never the point. At the core of their belief was none other than pure, garden variety greed.

A prominent accessory to the avarice of the emperors is none other than Angela (pronounced with a hard “g” as in goofy) Merkel, the Austerian Empress and German chancellor, who will soon inherit the title “the Iron Lady” what with the recent passing of the now infamous Margaret Thatcher.

Silent of late, this Austerian Empress will no doubt reinforce her determination to impose further reductions in government spending on depressed European economies even though the policies she has advocated have catapulted the entire Eurozone into a second deep recession.

Yes, the Empress has no clothes and stands naked before the world. Yet she will persist in foisting upon vast stretches of the European landscape the flawed, failed policies of austerity.

angela 2

The Empress has no clothes. Only a bright idea turned to dull-witted lie remains.  (The real painting is by Eugene Emmanual Amaury Duval 1808-1885.  Wikimedia).  

And why not? After all, greed is at the core of the belief. And greed is paying off handsome rewards for the 1%.


Bank Check Ping-Pong.

Ever bounced a check. Chances are it cost you 50, 60, maybe 70 bucks.

Not so when a bank bounces a check.

What! Banks never bounce checks, you say. Fuggetaboutit.

Victims of fraudulent foreclosure are learning otherwise.

Apparently, the checks by banks that wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners are not only woefully inadequate. But the ping-pong back and forth between other banks.

Here’s how it happens. You see, banks have to follow rules when issuing checks intended to compensate victims for bad bank behavior. I know, banks following rules is an oxymoron because banks don’t follow rules even when there are rules that banks are obligated to follow.

Pagagraph 2 When a bank issues such a check is must contact something called Rust Consulting. Rust Consulting is the private, profit making firm contracted by the government to verify that the checks are clearing. Now the banks obligated to pay victims of bad bank behavior, don’t actually issue the foreclosure compensation checks as you might logically expect they would do.

Paragraph 3. The bank that issues the check is one Hamilton National Bank, the bank that gets the foreclosure compensation check from the Bank of Bad Behavior. Hamilton Bank, in far too many cases, has been unable to verify the validity of the checks, puny to begin with, and so the checks can’t be cashed.

Are we clear?

Well, here’s the rest of the story. You may think that government handling something as simple as compensating victims of fraudulent foreclosure is so grossly inefficient that it should be drastically curtailed.

Not quite right. You see, each step outlined above is a profit making opportunity for the companies involved. You should properly say that government is so grossly corrupt that corrupt government should be sharply curtailed.

Now that would be correct. Of course, it ain’t gonna happen.


While I was reading The Bible, I tried to highlight all the good parts. Then my highlighter went dry.


Recipe For Cat Food High.

From the Obama-Pelosi Cat Food Cook Book comes this nourishing recipe.

One cup of dried cat food.

Half cup of milk made from dry milk.

Ten homegrown and dried marijuana leaves.

Two ounces homegrown dried thyme.

Mix in mortar and pestle.

Add two jiggers of rum stolen from a liquor store.

Heat outdoors over wood fire until crisp.

Makes three servings.


Ever notice that no one cares that hemp makes a sturdy rope.


A gal would constantly hum
In her garden-she had a green thumb.
She did it while nude
But it started a feud.
Among guys who got drunk on cheap rum.
In her garden the weed that she grew
She’d often times put in a stew
She shared it with Harry
The beau she would marry.
So served to poor Harry both stew and a screw.
April 21, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 04/21/13

Committee Announces Award.

Breaking News!

Pasta Fagioli, Italy

The Nobella Committee today announced the winners of The Schmuckup Prize in Economic Balderdash. The prize is shared by two American economists Carmen Rogoff and Kenneth Reinhart for their paper which purported to prove that growth slows in an economy when the debt to GDP ratio reaches 90%.

The Committee noted however that one of the two winners is arithmetic challenged and apparently made an Excel spreadsheet mistake.

A spokesman for the economists, who commented under deep background, said the economists used students to do their calculations and some damn fifth grader screwed up and forgot to carry the one.

As a result, the spreadsheet calculations turned out to be erroneous and so flawed that they damn near caused the collapse of economies across the entire planet.

Because so many of the world’s elite placed dogmatic faith in the conclusions reached by the Reinhart/Rogoff blunder, leaders of governments, banks and international organizations implemented the austerity policies demanded by the two anointed economists.


Lake Davos, near the Swiss city of the same name, where the world’s economic elite decide the world’s economic fate even if the world’s economic elite are economic assholes. 

Those policies have ended in depression like conditions in the world’s major economies.

So for their work in economic balderdash, the committee congratulates the two Americans who won The Schmuckup Prize.


Winners of The Schmuckup Prize receive a certificate acknowledging the award as well as a forged autographed copy of a photo of Don Alberto Vito Nobella, the originator of the prize.

In addition, winners are given the coveted statuette called The Little Schmucky engraved with the words “Schmucked up beyond all reason.” The Little Schmucky is sculpted of rusted metal stolen from an auto junk yard.

All prizes are awarded while supplies last and unfortunately for the current winners supplies just ran out.


To win The Schmuckup Prize you can’t be an ordinary schmuckup. There are already thousands of those in the nation’s capital. No, you have to be an extraordinarily monumental schmuckup and we are proud to say our two most recent winners fit that description.


Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Sunday TV talk show circuit follow traveler, Sen. John McCain, urged President Obama to classify the Boston Marathon bomber suspect Dzhokher Tsarnaev as an “enemy combatant.”


Sen. Lindsey Graham, thrilled at the prospect of torturing yet another suspect. 

Better to torture him, you see, and extract valuable information about terrorist networks that he may not have and organizations that may not even exist.

Of course, Tsarnaev could well be a smoking gun – unlikely though it may be since, from all appearances, the two brothers acted alone.

But I guess it’s better to torture before the smoking gun becomes a mushroom cloud, right Condi. 


New Wrinkle In Face Therapy.

The Sardo Institute of Facial Therapy is offering a doctor developed special anti-aging crèam that prevents ugly facial wrinkles caused by natural aging.

The crèam was developed by a doctor who specializes in wrinkles. The doctor received his degree from the prestigious Sardo Institute of Facial Therapy and for the first time he is revealing his secret discovery through this add.

Dr. Sing Sung Calliope isolated a secret ingredient contained in elephant semen called Spermalove which when applied to the face tightens muscles in the cheeks, around the eyes and on the chin and forehead while it penetrates deep into the pores softening the skin and giving it the appearance it had when you were a teenager.


The Spermalove molecule obtained from elephant semen through a secret process developed by Dr. Sing Sung Colliape.

Dr. Calliope has agreed to offer his secret cream through The Sardo Institute with a free trial and a money back guarantee. You will receive a 5 oz. jar of Dr. C’s Spermalove Anti Aging Cream plus a 16 oz. jar for the low, low price of just $19.95 plus shipping and handling. If you are not completely satisfied with Dr. C’s Spermalove Anti Aging Cream return the unused portion for a full refund. The 5 oz. jar is yours to keep just for trying Dr. C’s Spermalove.

Dr. C’s Spermalove Anti Aging Cream also works well on arms, thighs and buttocks and will give you that young again look you and your special someone craves.

And if you act right now we’ll include a second 16 oz. jar of Dr. C’s Spermalove Anti Aging Cream absolutely free. But you must act now.

Once you see the results, you’ll want to buy Spermalove by the gallon.

Send $19.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling to:

The Sardo Institute of Facial Therapy

PO Box 555

Pasta Fagioli, Italy 555 5555

Cash Only Please.


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Well the Democrats have bested the Republicans once again. No not in the Senate or the House. But in the race to bag the most cash.

The Dems seem to be proud of this ignominious accomplishment.

Is this race to the payola finish line something to brag about?

The entire exercise of grubbing for money is shameful.

If we didn’t know it before we should know now why the Dems have become the party of “yes”. 
Yes to bankster fraud.
Yes to bank bailouts.
Yes to foreclosure fraud.
Yes to too big to fail banks.
Yes to drone strikes.
Yes to Social Security cuts.
Yes to Medicare cuts.
Yes to deficit reduction.
Yes to austerity.
Yes to trade agreements.
Yes to low corporate taxes.
The only “no” they seem to know any longer is “no” to the problems and frustrations of Main Street.

Quite a flip flop from the real Democratic party of a few generations ago.


April 14, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 04/14/13

Amending The Second Amendment.

According to an undisclosed source, some members of the NRA have proposed an amendment to the Second Amendment.

If it becomes law, the amended amendment will read:  A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to buy and sell arms shall not be infringed.

Which is really what NRA executives mean when they refer to gun rights. You see, they don’t really give a damn about anyone’s right to bear arms. It’s all about buying and selling, profit and greed.


It’s all about the money. Pictured:  a U.S. Silver Certificate, 1896.  .

Hey, if a few kids happen to get in the way, not their problem.


Red State Turns Crimson.

Some residents of Beaufort County, North Carolina complained to a County Commissioner about an article in a local newspaper celebrating National Condom Day. The article was written by a member of the county’s Board of Health.

The righteous citizens were upset because National Condom Day occurs on Valentine’s Day and, as we all know, Valentine is a Saint.

You mean you didn’t know Valentine is a saint. Well, he is.


Vinegar Valentine.

According to the County Commissioner guy, the letter was insensitive and, apparently, an insult to St. Valentine on this holiest of holy days. In a letter to the Health Department, he admonished the group and hoped it would “in the future, exercise good judgment when presenting these subjects that remain delicate and personal to a major part of our population.”

Apparently, for the commissioner and some of his embarrassed constituents, celebrating National Condom Day on St. Valentine’s Day represents an unacceptable confusion of sex and romance.

Holy Rubbers, Batman. Look what I found in my box of Whitman’s Chocolates.


In order to salve the fragile sensitivities of our most delicate denizens, I propose we terminate the celebration of condoms on St. Valentine’s and change the day, instead, to Christmas Eve. I have outlined the proposal below and dedicated it to the people wounded by the insensitivity shown by the Board of Health.

We celebrate condoms on a national day.
Who would’ve thought it could cause a fray.
But in North Carolina some people whine.
It comes on the day for St. Valentine.
So let’s change the day to Christmas Eve.
That’s OK, we can all believe.
Wrapped in brown paper no faux pas to suffer,
A box would make a great stocking stuffer.
So when mommy’s kissing Santa Clause.
And it’s time to take a protective pause.
Reach in the box for the rubber thing.
And have a joyful Christmas fling.

Now isn’t that a lot better?


Six Dimensional Chess.

Hopelessly loyal Obama supporters suggest the president is playing brain games with Republicans.

Spend and spend conservative Republicans intended during the Bush years to flush so much taxpayer dollars down the drain that government would go with the money. The result would be no government except that which protected rich conservative Republicans and their wealth.

Of course, infrastructure would suffer as roads pot-holed, bridges collapsed and airports vanished.

Poverty and hunger would increase and a college education would be impossible for every one to afford except the rich.

Schools would be privatized as would health insurance for the elderly. The interstate highway system would be sold to corporations that would charge dollar a mile tolls.

How would this all come about? By a propaganda campaign to convince Americans that government is bad. That government robs citizens of their money through exorbitant taxes and that if we get rid of government (except for the kind that protects the assets of the rich) we could keep our tax dollars and soon we would all be among the rich.

The conservative message is of course a campaign of lies and you’ve been living in the midst of it for decades. Many Americans are not even aware that such a program exists.  But it seems to have convinced a large number of people that “government is the problem.”

Now here is the Obama brainstorm. After all of the destruction ensues, he surmises Americans will finally be convinced that government serves a valuable purpose and its services should be restored.

It may take a hundred years of suffering, but once the nation is dismantled, the people will cry out for a new New Deal.

And therein lays the genius behind Obama’s budget. Unfortunately, it isn’t six dimensional chess he’s playing. It’s checkers and he’s loaded the Republican side of the board with kings.


If it’s chess he’s playing he’s surrounded himself with Republican pawns and they’re about to pounce.


The Perils of Nancy.

Obama pom-pom girl Nancy Pelosi has taken on sharp right hand turn on Social Security.

She said some time ago that she is willing to vote for Social Security and Medicare benefit cuts in a show of support for the “leader” of the Democratic party. That really is President Barack Obama in case anyone has any doubts.

It appears that the White House strong armed Pelosi into backing its policies by threatening to remove her from her leadership position in the House. And Nancy, always wanting to remain loyal to the apostate in the Oval Office, weakened and then caved.

She should be angry enough to write the off Obama and deny as much party support for the president as she could muster. After all, it was Obama’s deceitful triangulation on the public option that caused the 2010 Election Day disaster and lost Pelosi her Speakership of the House.

Good little girl that she is though, Nancy decided to get behind the president and will ostensibly support his disastrous benefit cuts.

Two pence, four pence, six pence a dollar.
All for Obama stand up and holler.

Poor Nancy.  Obama has her whatchamacallit in a wringer and she can’t get out.  At least not without losing an important part of her anatomy.


Pelosi’s lips are no longer sealed. She is now prepared to support President Obama’s notorious drive to cut benefits for working stiffs, the poor and the disabled. Her sudden right wing turn has absolutely nothing to do with preserving her leadership position in the House. Wink, wink.

However, if she showed some of her former grit she would grab the president by an important part of his anatomy, gather party support around her and try to find some way to drum Obama out of the Democratic party.

Let’s face it.  The guy was useful in helping liberals dump the Romney-Ryan ticket, the worst pairing since Goldwater-Miller in 1964. But Obama has now outlived his usefulness and his policies must be opposed by every member of the party who calls him or herself a Democrat and who still honors the legacy of New Deal president FDR.


Former Prize Fighter Turns Presidential Patsy.

Sen. Harry Reid (Patsy-NV) said there are some very useful measures in President Obama’s budget. And there are, no doubt.

There are also some politically suicidal policies contained therein.  Such as,

Benefit cuts for working people? Yes.

Tax increases for working people? Yes.

Cuts for Federal employees? Yes.

Who does this guy think he’s kidding?


Harry, by the way, was last seen in the Rose Garden of the White House practicing cheers with another Obama pom-pom girl, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Obama, Obama, he’s our man.
If he can’t do it, no one can.

The Senate Majority Leader was seen to jump so high that he literally kicked himself in the ass. (Not hard enough, apparently).

Smiling down on the high kicking duo was President Obama, who applauded from the Oval Office window overlooking the Rose Garden.

Harry, however, left the practice session dejected.  Wasserman Schultz informed him that he still wasn’t good enough to earn his pom-poms.


NYT Turns Right.

In a long, slow battleship like arc, the New York Times has finally completed its full rudder maneuver, turned 180 degress and is steaming at flank speed to the right.

At least that’s the case in much of it’s news reporting lately. One such story became particularly noxious when a reporter referred to the right wing Pete Peterson front group Third Way as center-left.

Third Way won’t reveal it’s funding sources but it is apparent that the rich are sending payola its way. Thus the group is nothing more than a Wall Street patsy organization whose members are dedicated to destroying the social safety net and promoting extreme right wing policies that favor the 1%.

Referring to these conservative extremists as center-left without correction is more than a Times oversight. It is an indication that the paper is drifting inexorably to the right.


Dead Kids In War Zone.

Some kids in Afghanistan seem to be getting in the way of Obama’s drone strikes. You think they’d know better by now. I mean, those things can kill ya.

Well, what’s a little “collateral damage” when you’re fighting a war against terrorism.

A dozen kids, Afghan boys who had not reached their teens years, were sent instantly into eternal rest by a U.S. drone strike authorized by President Obama. And they represent only a few innocents of the many killed by misguided attacks.

This sort of “collateral damage” occurs not only in Afghanistan but in Pakistan, Yemen and in all other countries where drone strikes occur.


President Visits Newtown.

The president visited Newtown, CT for the second time to express his condolences to the parents who lost their children in a drone strike mass shooting.

Well, let’s not be too harsh on Obama. He does seem to have some compassion. Doesn’t he?



Cowardly Lion.

While in the United Kingdom, throngs listened to and cheered to the refrain “Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead” at the news of the death of the now reviled ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, here in the United States we suffer under the delusions of a president who believes it is an act of courage to steal from the elderly and the poor.


And maybe he’s right. After all, doesn’t it take courage to betray your base and the legacy of your party?

Doesn’t it take courage to steal from the poor, especially if they are disabled?

Doesn’t it take courage to let Wall Street bank robbers go free?

Doesn’t it take courage to fail to breakup the too big to fail and to jail the too big to jail?

Doesn’t it take courage to steal lollipops from little kids?


In the mind of the president and the Follyland cocktail crowd, he’s a regular Abraham Lincoln whose stubborn determination will save the nation from its follies.

In the real world, the folly belongs to Obama and his disastrous budget. If that thing should happen to pass, the result will be political suicide for any Democrat who voted aye.

Doesn’t it take courage to commit suicide?

The answer, of course, is no, no and no again. Not even a coward would take such a drastic step.

Not so this president. He is prepared yet again to do historic damage to his party if that is what it takes to achieve his perverse.

He has been upside down, inside out and backwards on so many economic issues that he earns the title cowardly lion, the character from the movie The Wizard of Oz, the same film that brought to the voices of millions of British the refrain they chanted for days after the death Margaret Thatcher.

Will that be Obama’s legacy?

April 7, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 04/07/13

How To Destroy the Democratic Party in One Easy Lesson.

Barack Obama has once again shown himself determined to continue the dismantling of the Democratic party, a movement set in motion by former president Bill Clinton, whom we all know affectionately as Wild Willy.


You’ve probably checked out the president’s budget by now. Call it the Master of Disaster Strikes Again. For surely this creature from the White House lagoon will do as much damage to the Democratic party as the president’s sneaky triangulation about the public option did during the election of 2010.

An unnamed White House staff member leaked portions of the Obama budget to the newspaper of record (aka New York Times) and the paper published the details. Naturally, it was a planned “leak”. Every White House selects compliant journalists and media outlets to disclose sensitive information in order to gauge its impact and allow time for criticism to subside before the actual release.

And what exactly is so sensitive about the information contained the newly unreleased budget?

Well, for one thing, it offers cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits considered drastic and unnecessary by huge numbers of the president’s base. Uh, to say nothing of seniors whose monthly benefits are about to be slashed and who vote voluminously in off year elections and who will surely realize that Obama’s actions represent only a first step in the direction of future benefit cuts.

And that’s bad news for any Democrat running for office in 2014.  And maybe even 2016.  Hillary take note.

Obama has been perversely driven to cut the social safety net since his election in 2008.  And therein lays his longing to destroy the legacy of the greatest Democrat of them all, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  If Obama’s distorted dream of a Grand Bargain succeeds, it will leave that once great party in shreds.

Some pundits believe the president is obsessed by a self-consuming desire to raise cash. After all he did do rather well in the payola department for his campaign, raking in over $700 million. Not bad for a deprived kid from Chicago.

And the president will need some cash after he leaves office. I’m not talkin’ bucks to support his and his family’s elite lifestyle. He’ll pull in millions of dollars of easy money for that task.

I’m referring to big bucks he’ll need to build his personal monument (the modern day pyramid known as the presidential library). He’ll need a coupla hundred million for that project-minimum. Can’t wait to see this souvenir to egregious ego erected. Should be a memorial the size of which would turn a pharaoh green with envy.

Taller than the obelisk honoring George Washington? Your guess is as good as mine.

And now that he’s giving wrinkled old billionaires wet dreams about social safety net cuts, Obama’s sure to see his very own dream of a monument to the ages come to life.

Hey, a million here, ten million there, and pretty soon you’re talking some money.


An artist’s rendering of the Obama Monument. Notice how it skews distinctly to the right.

Meanwhile back at the White House, let’s take a sneak preview at the president’s wet dream for conservatives.

The Master of Surrender strikes again.

First, he’s teasing us all with a $600 billion tax increase for rich folks. Then there’s $1.2 trillion in spending cuts. Centrist????? That’s about as fair and balanced as a Fox News TV report.

Obama won’t get the tax increase because Republicans won’t stand for it. But Obama already knows that. And the spending cuts aren’t deep enough. Obama already knows that.

So here’s my version of an Obama compromise: Divide the tax increases by ten and double the spending cuts. Voila! The real Obama budget.

But that’s not all.

The president’s jets are on after burner as he continues his stealth attack on Medicare. His combined cuts to the program could make it so unaffordable for health care practitioners that many will refuse to accept patients who then won’t be able to find a doctor willing to treat them. When this condition prevails, patients who can afford private health insurance will be forced to buy expensive policies and those who cannot will simply go without health care and pay IRS fines until they die.


Obama Defends Budget.

President Obama defended his budget by saying it is not his “ideal plan.”

I think we all know that. It’s nobody’s ideal plan. Which proves that you can please none of the people all of the time.


The Obama budget, supposedly the rocket to the North Star, fails at launch.

His ideal plan comes after he surrenders to the Republican plan.

Brace yourselves. It can only get worse.


Nobody Asked You To Marry A Man.

Golly gee, Matilda, you coulda married a woman.

Eric Cantor, the beloved right wing extremist of voters from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, engaged in a squabble over his refusal to support gay marriage.

The verbal brawl occurred on CNBC, of all places, when program host Joe Kernan told Cantor that “no one was asking him to marry a man.”


Eric Cantor, such a cutie.  Who knew?. And his hair is to die for.

True enough. Of course, no one asked him to marry a woman either. He simply chose to.

Nobody asks a woman to marry a man – unless she wants to. She may choose to marry a man – or a woman. In most cases, not all, her preference is generally known beforehand.

Either way, who anyone chooses to marry is nobody’s business but his own – or her own.

Nothing could be simpler than that.


To Run Or Not To Run??? Is She Is, Or Is She Isn’t???

Well, it’s finally unofficial. Hillary Clinton may be running for president.  

If she does and has any chance of winning in 2016, she better dump the Obama budget and fast.

But birds of a feather….

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


Clinton Backs Clinton For President.

Well, Hillary hasn’t declared yet. But her troops are circling the wagons. They, at least, expect a fight to the finish.

One thing in her favor: Bubba will be in her corner.


Budget To Revive Middle Class.

President Obama intimated in his radio address that his budget will revive the middle class.

Our top priority as a nation…must be doing everything we can to reignite the engine of America’s growth: A rising, thriving middle class. That’s our North Star….”

Well, the president has always been out ‘dere on his plans to reinvigorate the economy. He’s the nation’s leading austerity advocate whose intentions seem to be nothing short of bringing from sea to shining sea the doom and gloom of Eurozone stinginess.

Not surprisingly, the first stop on his newest rocket ship to the stars is another massive cut to working class benefits. And all this on top of his Obamacare provider cuts and the sequestration castration of the economy.

Orwell could not have imagined the skill with which Obama can manipulate words. Yet none of the president’s oratory skills can turn an economy strapped by an austerity budget into a nation with a thriving middle class.

Hello, Barack? Barack, are you there? Come in, Barack.

Houston, we have a problem. Barack Obama is lost in space.